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12/14/2018 ISSUE 50

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A4 A13 B2About that fish oil ...
Studies yield ‘complex’ results
Wanted: City attorney Parody reigns for ‘Steps’

Council OK’s extensive search Comedy troupe back at Lyric

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 50 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

HIGH AND Rash of car burglaries rattles city
MIGHTY
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer public’s help in identifying the credit cards, checks and cash, ac-
[email protected] burglars, as well as reminding the cording to police.
public to remove valuables from
Thieves continue to target the their vehicles – or at least stash One driver discovered that a
City of Port St. Lucie’s parked cars. them out of sight. With the holi- credit card that had been stolen
Ten vehicles were reported bur- days fast approaching and shop- was used at a Walgreens on St.
glarized while parked in public pers searching for deals, thieves Lucie West Boulevard to purchase
parking lots across the city from could take advantage. $60 in merchandise and a $300
Nov. 6 through Nov. 30. gift card. The card was also used
Drivers reported losses that in- at a Walmart to rack up $400 in
The Port St. Lucie Police De- cluded an iPhone, wallets, purses,
partment yet again is seeking the CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

HARBOR BRANCH Local vendors sold
TRIAL DELAYED BY on farmers market
JUDGE’S RECUSAL
PHOTO: ANTHONY INSWASTY BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ | Staff Writer [email protected]
Stephanie Lee of Viva La juice makes
District Court Judge Sherwood a smoothie at the new Farmers Market. Options are rather limited for a
Bauer Jr. unexpectedly recused piece of property awaiting devel-
himself from a high stakes fight PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT opment. It could sit fallow until
between Florida Atlantic Univer- the construction crew shows up.
sity and the leaders of the Harbor Or, in the case of a 15-acre site
Branch Oceanographic Institute behind Carrabba’s in St. Lucie
Foundation moments before open- West, it could be turned into a
ing arguments were scheduled to weekend farmers market.
begin over control of a $72 million
endowment. The newest owners of the site,
Town Place at St. Lucie West, de-
“I spent Wednesday afternoon cided that while they bide their
studying the case and at about time developing the property,
4:37 p.m. discovered that there is a they would establish a communi-
strong appearance of a conflict of ty-centric, locally-focused gath-
interest,” Bauer explained to attor- ering.
neys and representatives from both
The property, officially located
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 at 1855 SW Fountainview Blvd.,

CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

Area conservationists sound alarm on right whales

PHOTO: ANTHONY INSWASTY BY SUE COCKING | Staff Writer brink of extinction. And local ordinator of the Marine Resourc-
whale conservationists are calling es Council’s North Atlantic Right
Treasure Coast Titan Steeve Nicolas (No. 23) wrestles with Despite more than 80 years of for help from beachside residents Whale Conservation Program, in a
Port St. Lucie High School players for a rebound during their protection, the endangered North to monitor the tanking population. public lecture last Tuesday at orga-
rivalry basketball game last Thursday. Visiting PSL High won Atlantic right whale – often spot- nization headquarters.
the exciting non-conference tilt in overtime, 72-64.  ted off the Space and “Only 411 animals are left. In
Treasure Coasts in less than 22 years, they could be For the past 20 years, Albert has
winter – is on the extinct,” warned Julie Albert, co-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7

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HARBOR BRANCH-FAU TRIAL ographic research, innovative engineering To save Harbor Branch, its board of direc- and increased opportunities for its stu-
and deep-sea exploration to preserve the tors agreed to let the storied institution be dents, and the foundation’s work thrived.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 environment and promote greater scientif- acquired by FAU, turning over land, build-
ic understanding of the ocean. ings, laboratories and other assets valued Focusing exclusively on maximizing in-
sides who appeared in court on Thursday. at more than $90 million to the university, vestment returns and making impactful
“I am good friends with one of the wit- The Fort Pierce laboratory soon became which incorporated the research institute scientific grants, the Foundation during
a leader in its field, entering the elite com- into its academic structure. the past 10 years grew its endowment from
nesses, (former FAU President) Frank Bro- pany of Woods Hole, Scripps and other top $40 million to $70 million and channeled
gan, who has spoken at a family member’s oceanographic research institutes and at- At the same time, the old board became more than $28 million to marine scientists,
funeral and at my daughter’s wedding,” tracting scientists from around the world. the new Harbor Branch Oceanographic In- according to figures in an annual report re-
Bauer said. “On occasion, we have had din- stitute Foundation board and refocused its leased in November 2017.
ner together. After Johnson Sr.’s death, however, fi- energies on investment and grant-making,
nances at the nonprofit began to falter. Ex- determined to protect John Seward John- But the dispute began when during bud-
“I want to apologize to everyone here penses outran income in part because the son Sr.’s endowment and use it for the pur- get negotiations in 2017, Daniel Flynn, vice
this morning. I feel bad. I’ve wasted a lot of institute had acquired costly research ships pose he intended. president of Research at FAU, proposed the
money and time.” and submarines and suffered extensive Foundation merge its staff, accounting, le-
damage in the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes. The new foundation board also main- gal representation and other administrative
Bauer said the two-year-old case will be tained control over an annual $2 million functions with the university to save a pro-
turned over to Judge Lawrence Mirman, Johnson Sr.’s heirs were less supportive stream of revenue from the sale of ocean- jected $416,00 annually.
who will set a new date for opening argu- than he had been, and there was no longer themed Florida license plates created to
ments. an open checkbook to fund Harbor Branch’s support marine research. The move alarmed the Foundation’s
many research programs, including exten- Board of Directors, which feared that with-
The trial was scheduled after both sides sive studies of bottlenose dolphins in the The arrangement that divided Harbor out independent oversight, funds placed in
agreed in August that they had reached an Indian River Lagoon, according to Michael Branch’s assets and functions into two parts trust by Johnson Sr. and license-plate rev-
impasse after eight months of negotiations O’Reilly, chair of the Harbor Branch Ocean- appeared to work well for a time. FAU ac- enue could be diverted to other uses than
over who should have control of the $72 ographic Institute Board of Directors. quired new prestige as a research university marine research. According to University
million endowment, which the Foundation Press, FAU in 2012 had “requested a $50,000
has long used to make grants for scientific donation from [the Foundation] ... to help
research related to the Indian River Lagoon build its football stadium.”
and the world’s oceans.
The nonprofit filed a lawsuit in March
The Foundation came to be in 2007, 2017 to block the university’s takeover at-
when Harbor Branch’s laboratories and re- tempt, which the suit called “a blatant pow-
search realm were acquired by FAU. er grab,” relying on a 2007 Memorandum
of Understanding between the two parties
John Seward Johnson Sr., the son of Rob- that stipulated the Foundation’s distribu-
ert Wood Johnson, one of the three found- tions would be made at the “sole discre-
ers of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, tion” of the board for purposes of defraying
founded Harbor Beach in 1971, with the expenses, retiring debt and benefiting the
help of inventor Edwin Link. institute. 

Johnson and Link envisioned an inde-
pendent institute which would use ocean-

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A TRADITION-AL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ...

Linda Bartz lights the Menorah in front of Rabbi Shlomo Uminer of the Chabad of Martin/
St.Lucie temple at the ͚Chanukah at Tradition͛ event in Tradition Square last Sunday. At right,
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COUNCIL OK’S SEARCH FOR NEW, FULL-TIME CITY ATTORNEY

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer council opted to defer a decision until this Councilman John Carvelli reiterated his Because Baenziger’s last recruit has been
[email protected] week’s meeting, when all members were thoughts expressed at the previous council with the city less than two years, his work is
present. meeting, that the search needs to cast a wide still under warranty. As such, the city will pay
The search is officially on for a new Port net in order to ensure the best candidates are only Baenziger’s direct costs for posting the
St. Lucie city attorney. The City Council vot- Vice Mayor Shannon Martin and Mayor discovered. “We need the best person we can position and advertising for it, Post said.
ed unanimously Monday night to send its Gregory Oravec missed the Dec. 3 meeting. find to represent us,” Carvelli said.
consulting recruiter back out to hunt for the Martin told the Council Monday night that The council paid Baenziger & Associates
right person. she would favor an external search for po- At the same time Baenziger will be scout- $24,000 in 2016 to recruit a city attorney. Post
tential city attorney candidates, allowing for ing for a lead city attorney for Port St. Lucie, told the council at the previous meeting that
Current interim City Attorney Jim Stokes internal candidates to apply and be on the he is also searching for a city attorney for the it could expect a similar price tag if it were to
has agreed to stay on as the interim legal de- same playing field. City of Fort Pierce. go with a different recruiter. 
partment head until a new attorney is hired.
Stokes declined the city’s offer to drop “inter- She encouraged Human Resources Direc- Post told the council that Baenziger has Correction
im” from his title. tor Jerome Post to make sure the recruiter indicated he can and will find quality candi-
understands candidates should have proven dates for both municipalities. An incorrect headline accompanied a
However, Stokes continues to hold his municipal city attorney experience. photo on Page 10 of the Dec. 7 edition of
own practice, and serves as the City of Se- “He believes the market is fairly strong,” St. Lucie Voice. The headline should have
bastian city attorney – making for too much Colin Baenziger, of Baenziger & Associ- Post said. “He believes they have some read “Battle of the Renaissance teams.” 
work and not enough hours to get it all done. ates, is that recruiter. He found Stokes for strong candidates for the Fort Pierce posi-
the City of Port St. Lucie and negotiated his tion. And he is confident ... he can find a city
The City Council met Dec. 3, missing two hiring. Stokes took the helm of the City Attor- attorney for us” if the City Council opts for
members on the dais that night, to discuss ney’s Office last February. recruitment.
how to go about filling the position. The



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TODDLER PLACED ON FARMERS MARKET
LIFE-SUPPORT AFTER
FOUND UNRESPONSIVE CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer St. Lucie West, is tucked behind Carrab- Marlon Jackson Jr. of Gavi’s Goodness sells healthy snacks at the new Farmers Market in St. Lucie West. PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT
[email protected] ba’s, near Bob Evan’s.
together the farmers market. Sgarlato said that though there is a set
A 23-month-old boy is on life-sup- “Back there, there’s a whole new world,” She said the owner, who was not named, number of vendor booths at the market,
port after he was found unresponsive said farmers market organizer Rose Sgar- the event has not yet maxed out. Would-
in the family pool over the weekend, lato. The palm tree-lined property comes has a passion and vision using the land in be vendors interested in having a booth at
according to the Port St. Lucie Police to life every Sunday rain or shine with nu- a way that benefits the community – even the market are encouraged to reach out to
Department. merous vendors who live and/or work in before construction begins. Sgarlato directly by calling 954-290-4559.
St. Lucie and Indian River counties.
The child was discovered shortly af- Sofia said the team recognizes that re- Parking and admission to the farmers
ter 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, after dogs in “It’s a community attraction we want- tail is moving online – cutting the need for market are free, but attendees should plan
the home began barking. ed to create,” said Sgarlato. She explained brick-and-mortar retail spaces. A farmers to bring cash. Sgarlato said it is up to the
that the bent of the farmers market is to market provides that retail space without individual vendors as to whether or not
The father, who was not identified, highlight and celebrate local farmers and the need for permanent space. “It was a they’ll take debit/credit cards. 
found the boy face-down in the water. growers, as well as crafters and artisans. small idea that blossomed,” Sofia said.
He pulled the child from the water and
began CPR while the boy’s aunt called Sgarlato said that the farmers market
911. Paramedics took over CPR and will also be a place to share healthy and
transported him to a nearby hospital. natural well-being ideas, keeping the fo-
cus local and supporting locals.
The boy was placed on life-support.
According to the police department, Visitors to the St. Lucie Farmers Market
the boy is believed to have slipped out at Town Place can expect to find a wide-
to the pool through a doggie door while range of produce, honey, added-value
his father and sibling were in other items such as hot sauces and salsas, along
rooms of the house. His mother was with artisan coffees, handmade soaps, lip
not home. balm, and treats for Fido and his friends.
The family was staying at the boy’s
grandparents’ house while the grand- There will be pop-up booths, too, for
parents were away, according to police. seasonal vendors. With Christmas in sight,
The incident occurred in the 4600 block shoppers could score last-minute gifts at
of SW Albacore Street, Port St. Lucie. the holiday craft booths offering wreaths,
Currently, the police department is candles and the like.
investigating the case as a drowning. 
Jennifer Sofia, who manages the prop-
erty for the owner, said the developer
and the management team wanted to use
space that they already had in order to put

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RIGHT WHALES So far this year, no calves have been born lot of ships they have to dodge,” she said. feeding habits, and identification methods.
and three whales died. In 2017, 17 whales Last year, Albert trained some 37 mem- Right whales are distinctive for their black
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 died – the highest number on record – and
five calves were born. bers of Central Brevard’s U.S. Coast Guard skin, lack of a dorsal fin, high jaw line, black
trained and managed a loose cadre of about Auxiliary to spot and identify whales during tail, black paddle-shaped pectoral flippers,
150 volunteers – based mostly on the beach Albert said the two main causes of mor- their regular air and sea patrols. Previous- two blowholes which create a V-shaped
but also at sea and in the air – who keep a tality are entanglements in fishing gear and ly aerial patrols were conducted only as far spray, and white, raised rough patches of
lookout for the huge marine mammals ship strikes. The animals, which can grow south as St. Augustine. But surveillance from skin on their heads called callosities that are
as they migrate south from New England to 55 feet long and live up to 70 years, take land is very important because the animals unique to each animal.
and Canada to their calving area between about 10 years to reach sexual maturity and often swim very close to the beach where
North Carolina and Florida from November females have a gestation period of about a they can easily be seen from condo decks. Marine Resources Council board chair-
through April. year. Most calves are born off Florida and man Jim Moir said citizens can also help by
Georgia. Despite federal laws that slow big “When citizens call and send us pictures, lobbying federal elected officials who con-
Sightings are reported to a 24-hour ho- ships down, shift their travel lanes away from they need to understand this helps us,” Al- trol the budget of the National Oceanic and
tline and the information is entered into a the right whales’ migratory routes, and im- bert said. “The more eyes on the water, the Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – the
national database used to estimate the size pose time and area closures for fishermen, better.” agency in charge of whale conservation – on
of the population and protect it from man- Albert said, many whales are being killed be- behalf of the right whales.
made threats. fore they have a chance to reproduce. Albert conducts regular training classes
for anyone who’s interested. A schedule is “Keep pressure on the federal govern-
Right now, things are looking grim. “As they hang out in our area, there are a posted at www.mrcirl.org. Volunteers learn ment to not de-fund the NOAA program, or
about whale history, biology, migration, else this animal will be done,” Moir said. 

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HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS IN LOVING MEMORY

FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS ROBERT W. CARACELLO, 79 Hobe Sound, Fla.; and two nieces, Jane Pow-
St. Lucie West ell (Tom) of Palm City, Fla., and Katherine
Celebration lives Mayhugh (Paul) of New York City.
Robert “Bob” W. Caracello, 79, of St. Lucie
with West in Port St. Lucie passed away on Nov. 26. He is predeceased by his mother, Clarice
Troutman of Gloucester, Va.; and brother,
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES Survivors include his wife, Jevene E. Cara- Dennis W. Carden of Seattle, Wash.
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Our professional, experienced and dedicated Dylan Propis. Richard A. Francess, 74, of Port St. Luc-
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to families at a difficult time in their lives. DARRELL LEE CARDEN, 64 10, 1944, to Louis Francess and Angelette
• Funeral & burial services of all faiths & cultures Port St. Lucie Malone in Brooklyn, N.Y. Richard came to
• Personalized service from time honored Port St. Lucie 29 years ago.
traditions, personal photographs to favorite Darrell Lee Carden, 64, of Port St. Lucie
reading & songs passed away on Nov. 22 at Martin County He had a successful career as a general
Hospital South, Stuart, Fla., after a long ill- contractor/entrepreneur that specialized in
ness. Born in Hampton, Va., Darrell spent renovations and office system installations.
nearly 60 years living in the Tidewater area, He also proudly served in the United States
where he took advantage of leisure activities Army.
in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay on a
regular basis. Richard enjoyed scenic drives and explor-
ing new places, collecting stamps, garden-
Darrell served in the U.S. Air Force and ing, reading and boating. He was known for
was a proud member of the U.S. Armed his uncanny ability to remedy any problem,
Forces. Darrell was employed as an emer- and for his kindness and generosity.
gency facilitator in the Civil Service Depart-
ment at Fort Lee Army Base for more than Richard is preceded in death by his par-
35 years, relocating to Port St. Lucie upon ents, Louis and Angelette; and sister, Mary-
retiring in 2016. Darrell was known as a ded- lou Mentone.
icated and hard worker, who always gave his
best and could be counted on to do what He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years,
was necessary to succeed. Carol A. Francess, together for 53 wonderful
years; daughters, Jessica Francess, Stacey
Darrell is survived by his wife, Neena; Gerardi and Marybeth Schambach; broth-
brother, C. Donald Carden (Kathleen) of er, Thomas Francess; sister, Marilyn Shank;
granddaughter, Annelise Gerardi; and many
nieces and nephews.

AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES SW Village Parkway and involved a 2005 Ford
Mustang. The burglar tried several times to
PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 punch the door lock to gain entry, but failed.
In that case, the burglar left the parking lot in
Aycock at Tradition NEWEST LOCATION purchases. Three vehicles were burglarized a minivan.
Life Celebration Center Aycock at Tradition at Lyngate Dog Park on Nov. 30 in a span of
about 10 minutes. According to police, three The Port St. Lucie Police Department en-
Port St. Lucie Life Celebration Center suspects exited a black 2018 Hyundai Elantra courages those with information regarding
with a Florida tag and smashed the windows any of the following incidents to contact ei-
772-618-2336 SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. of two of the victims’ vehicles. Another vehi- ther Detective Jason Chapman at 772-871-
CrSeWekStWoanyy cle had been left unlocked. The unlocked ve- 5065 or Detective Peter Chunn at 772- 871-
Floresta Drive SW Stony Creek Way SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. SW Keating Dr. hicle wasn’t damaged, police said, but it was 5053. Those wishing to remain anonymous
1504 SE Floresta Drive SW Hartwick Dr. rummaged through. Nothing was reported can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers 800-
Tradition Pkwy. SW Stony Creek Way SW Elsinore Dr. stolen from that vehicle. 273-TIPS.
Port St. Lucie Tradition Pkwy.
One of the two vehicles with smashed LIST OF REPORTED INCIDENTS:
772-878-0049 windows yielded nothing for the burglars to
take, according to police. However, the other 11/6: 9-11 p.m. – Palm Beach Sports Club,
Fernhill Memorial – a 2002 Audi Q5 – had a purse with driver’s 250 NW Peacock Blvd.
Gardens, Stuart license, credit cards, a gift card, $50 cash, and 11/10: 5-7 p.m. – Watercrest Senior Living,
772-283-6246 a garage key card stolen. 279 NW California Blvd.
11/12: 9:05-9:17 a.m. – Anytime Fitness, 240
Aycock Funeral Home A few drivers were lucky, according to SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, police. While burglars attempted to gain 11/15: 8:30-9:45 p.m. – Target, 10720 SW Vil-
entry into their vehicles, the burglars were lage Pkwy.
Fort Pierce unsuccessful. One incident occurred at the 11/15: 9-10 p.m. – Palm Beach Sports Club,
Anytime Fitness located on SW Port St. Lucie 250 NW Peacock Blvd.
772-461-8912 Boulevard. The would-be burglar tried sev- 11/17: 5:15-7 a.m. – Speedway gas station,
eral times to smash the window of a 2016 149 NW Bayshore Blvd.
Dodge Durango but the glass wouldn’t yield. 11/30: 3:38-3:49 p.m. – Lyngate Dog Park,
The burglar was seen on surveillance camer- 1301 SE Lyngate Dr.; 3 incidents
as leaving the parking lot in a white sedan, 11/30: 2-4:45 p.m. – Selcan Center, 810 SW
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BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer dents age 12-17 who will learn how to use an
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A handful of students will soon get an in- • Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding
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they have a true affinity for technology. registration is limited to about 13 students. and budget
Students who participate will focus on cod- • Framed /
Dr. Chrys Panayiotou, organizer of the ing and the visible light spectrum. They will • Customize to Frameless
upcoming 6-week Laser-Tech boot camp at get hands-on instruction and an opportu- your style Shower Units
Indian River State College, says “this is not nity to draft, design and build through pro-
for everybody.” He explained that he, him- gramming an LED (light emitting diode). • Impact Glass • Etching
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“This gives kids an opportunity to taste digital and audible commands, according to
technology,” Panayiotou said. Perhaps they’ll the camp’s materials. Students will learn how Doors
discover an innate talent. Maybe they’ll just a TV remote works and use the Arduino mi-
be frustrated. crocontroller to determine whether plants
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that experience, which can provide students robots are already here, and while, yes, they
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study they might want to focus as they pre- up the job force to the possibility of better,
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thing they don’t want to do,” Panayiotou installed and programmed.
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Virgin Group partnership seen as big plus for high-speed train

“Your Full-Service BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ | Staff Writer the United States Securities and
Salon” Exchange Commission.
Global giant Virgin Group acquired just a
New Client 3 percent stake in the Brightline high-speed Long-term, the partnership
Specials rail enterprise last month, but the partner- between Brightline and Virgin
Balayage Color $75 ship is expected to provide the train compa- includes plans to expand high-
ny, now renamed Virgin Trains USA, access speed rail services to Southern
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The renamed rail company has failed to will be based in Port Miami and its passen- according to the SEC documents.
Extension $65 show a profit since beginning operations in gers are seen as likely train patrons, before
2016, and construction of the company’s West or after their voyages. In the meantime, the imme-
(Call for details) Palm Beach to Orlando route will cost an esti- diate goal for Virgin Trains USA
mated $2 billion, with all of the funding not Presumably both Virgin Trains and Vir- is to acquire enough money to
Perm $50 yet secured. gin Voyages will promote the idea of linking complete construction of the
an Orlando theme-park excursion with a West Palm Beach to Orlando route, Por-
Olaplex Treatment $25 Under those circumstances, gaining ac- cruise, while also pursing Orlando visitors ritt said. Virgin Trains USA is hoping to sell
cess to cash from Richard Branson’s world- as likely cruise passengers. $1.15 billion in bonds to help pay for that
Facial Wax 3 areas $25 wide conglomerate seems like a smart stra- construction. The bonds must be sold by
tegic move. But the company’s partnership “We believe there are significant opportu- the end of December, and so far there has
- New Clients Only with Virgin also is intended to help achieve nities to grow our ridership by directing cus- not been a sale.
- Professional Make-Up Applications other, long-term goals, such as eventually tomers of other Virgin branded companies In addition, Indian River County has a
- Prices Subject to Length & Thickness expanding high-speed railway services to within our markets on to our rail system, lawsuit pending that challenges the com-
other states, said Ben Porritt, vice-president including by using the planned cross-plat- pany’s right to use the bonds on the project.
398.8300 of corporate affairs for Virgin Trains. form loyalty program,” company officials Oral arguments for the lawsuit were heard
wrote in documents filed in November with Nov. 27 in Washington, and U.S. District
1006 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie “Virgin is a globally recognized brand,” Court Judge Christopher Cooper has said he
Porritt said. “The partnership could help to will announce his decision by Dec. 31.
provide access to millions of customers with Officials for Virgin Trains USA have said
the potential for increased ridership from that even if the county won the lawsuit
other Virgin branded travel and hospitality and the company was forced to forfeit the
businesses, including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin bond proceeds, alternative funding will be
Hotels and Virgin Voyages.” sought. 

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Fish oil tales: Two major studies yield ‘complex’ results

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer cardiovascular disease. ids and those other nutrients may actually But there’s yet another devil of a detail in
be responsible for the health benefits from that sentence.
Do omega-3 fish oil pills really help your That same day, the Post opened its report fish.”
cardiovascular health? Rivera is talking about “purified” ome-
by saying “two major studies released Satur- That stance also gets a nod from the Na- ga-3, a product like the prescription-only
In the wake of two huge, in-depth studies tional Center for Complementary and Inte- Lovaza or Omtryg, not the rows of fish oil
released just last month, the answer is no day provide evidence that medications de- grative Health at NIH which, in May of this pills on the shelves of your local drugstore
they don’t. And, yes, they do. year, said “research indicates that omega-3 or the ones commonly bought online.
rived from fish oil are effective in protecting supplements don’t reduce the risk of heart
It’s confusing. disease. However, people who eat seafood Over-the-counter and online supple-
About the only thing both sides of this is- people from fatal heart attacks, strokes and one to four times a week are less likely to die ments are not subject to FDA rules and,
sue seem to agree on is that Americans now of heart disease.” frankly, no one really knows what’s actually
spend upwards of $1 billion each year on other forms of cardiovascular disease.” inside those bottles, let alone how “pure” it
fish oil supplements. In other words, it’s eating fish, not swal- is. Or isn’t.
Dr. Jose Rivera of the Steward Medical The devil, not surprisingly, is in the de- lowing fish oil capsules, that can help
Group and Coastal Cardiovascular Associ- your heart. Rivera agrees. “What I do,” he says, “is I
ates steps in to referee the debate. tails. Including the words “medications” Unless, that is, you already have prescribe it. I don’t like over-the-counter
Board-certified in cardiovascular dis- heart disease. [supplements] because there are not that
ease, nuclear cardiology and echo-cardiol- and “healthy adults” above. According to Rivera, the RE- many regulations” governing what manu-
ogy, Rivera says the VITALS study, funded DUCE-IT study focused on facturers use to make their pills or fill their
by the National Institutes of Health, was The Harvard Medical School says “fish people who already had heart capsules.
“really large” with some 26,000 people par- disease. Fully 70 percent of its
ticipating over a 5-year period, while the oil supplements have been promoted as participants had suffered a pri- So, before hitting the store or the Internet
REDUCE-IT study followed some 8,000 or heart attack or stroke, and for for fish oil, it might be wise to talk with your
patients – also a large number for this an easy way to protect the heart, ease that group, he says, “high primary care physician or your cardiologist
type of research – for 3 ½ years, and that doses of purified to ask for his or her input.
the findings of the two research efforts are inflammation and lengthen life,” EPA, which is the
complex. omega-3,” pro- Bottom line: If you already have heart
In fact, the results appeared to confuse but adds “if you are taking them duced what Rive- disease, fish oil may well help. If you don’t
both the New York Times and the Washing- ra calls “a huge have heart disease, you’re probably better
ton Post. on your own because you believe improvement” advised to skip the pills and simply add
On Nov. 10, the Times led off its story say- in their cardio- more seafood to your dinner menu.
ing these studies concluded that omega-3 they are good for you, it’s time to vascular health.
pills in healthy adults did little to prevent Dr. Jose Rivera is with Coastal Cardio-
re-think that strategy.” vascular Associates. His office is at 7754 Bay
Street, Suites 6 & 7 in Sebastian. The phone
The Mayo Clinic agrees. number is 772-589-3000. 

It says “doctors had long be-

lieved that the unsaturated fats in

fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are

the nutrients that reduce the

risk of dying of heart

disease. However,

more recent re-

search suggests

that other nutri-

ents in fish or a

combination of Dr. Jose Rivera.
omega-3 fatty ac-
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ANEURYSMS: SCARY, BUT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT HAVE IMPROVED

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Q. Aneurysms are pretty scary things. Do ple, aneurysms in the upper chest are usu- blockers are the medicines most commonly cylinder is inserted into the bloodstream at
they have any symptoms? ally operated on immediately. Aneurysms used. the end of a catheter. The stent-graft is posi-
in the lower chest and the area below your tioned to carry the blood flow instead of the
Aneurysms are artery bulges. And, yes, stomach are watched at first. If they grow The standard treatment for aneurysm aneurysm.
they are scary because, if they burst, they are too large or cause symptoms, surgery may once it meets the indications for surgery is
lethal. Many victims of a ruptured aneurysm be required. replacement of that weakened portion of the The following increase the risk of getting
aorta with an artificial graft. Usually, a graft an aneurysm: being older than 60, plaque
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tor may prescribe medicines before surgery wear out, is used. pressure, smoking, injuries or infections of
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The house at 220 SE Bella Strano, in the floor is a nice juxtaposition against the cool- adds so much interest to the room. There is in a room that was meant to be the heart of
Tesoro development, would not be out of ness of the tile flooring. The living room, a an office with wood floors, and an extraor- the home. There is a breakfast nook with out-
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tional full baths and two half baths, which, with FEATURES FOR 220 SE BELLA STRANO AnnMarie Napolitano of Team Napolitano at
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and fireplace which makes the outdoors as ap- Flooring: carpet, marble, tile, wood the fabulous golf fairway and bridge. A buyer who is
pealing an entertainment center as the indoors. Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system looking for perfection will appreciate all the details.”
You can easily imagine family and guests moving Additional features: water and golf views, in-ground
easily indoors and out. It’s hard to imagine a more pool, spa, waterfalls, furniture negotiable, adjacent This is a home that exemplifies attention to
peaceful and beautiful setting than the pool and vacant lot available, impact glass, bay windows, blinds detail. Every room has features to admire and up-
waterfalls. Why would you ever leave? and drapes, designer ceilings grades that will only enhance the enjoyment you
Community amenities: golf course, tennis feel in living here and calling it home. 
Listing brokerage: Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Lucie

Listing agent:
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Listing price: $695,000

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Last week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front saw a dozen single-family resi-
dences and lots change hands.
The top sale of the week was the home at 569 SW Romora Bay. First listed in August for
$398,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,716-square-foot house sold for $380,000 on Dec. 6.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Judith McLaughlin of Coldwell Banker/
Thos. J. White Real Estate. Representing the buyer was agent Joseph McDuffee of Lang Realty.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$380,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 569 SW ROMORA BAY 8/27/2018 $398,000 12/6/2018 $327,180
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12081 SW OAKWATER COURT 8/16/2018 $349,900 12/4/2018 $285,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 901 SW LAKE CHARLES CIRCLE 8/8/2018 $285,000 12/4/2018 $281,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 411 SW TALQUIN LANE 11/24/2018 $284,900 12/3/2018 $237,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6048 NW WOLVERINE ROAD 8/31/2018 $275,000 12/6/2018 $224,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9304 WORLD CUP WAY 10/17/2018 $239,900 12/5/2018 $221,600
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5380 NW DELL COURT 11/7/2018 $219,900 12/5/2018 $217,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11660 SW MOUNTAIN ASH CIRCLE 2/26/2018 $248,000 12/7/2018 $210,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 622 SW TREASURE COVE 9/1/2018 $215,000 12/7/2018 $206,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10769 SW WEST PARK AVENUE 10/12/2018 $225,000 12/4/2018 $204,017
PORT SAINT LUCIE 607 SW INDIAN KEY DRIVE 5/16/2018 $230,000 12/5/2018 $140,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1107 SW SWAN LAKE CIRCLE #104 11/9/2018 $149,000 12/6/2018

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12081 SW Oakwater Court, Port Saint Lucie 901 SW Lake Charles Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 8/16/2018 Listing Date: 8/8/2018
Original Price: $349,900 Original Price: $285,000
Sold: 12/4/2018 Sold: 12/4/2018
Selling Price: $327,180 Selling Price: $285,000
Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo Listing Agent: Melissa Coleman

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Bex Realty, LLC

Kitty Hamilton Jason Sinclair

Chasewood Realty, Inc. RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty

411 SW Talquin Lane, Port Saint Lucie 6048 NW Wolverine Road, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 11/24/2018 Listing Date: 8/31/2018
Original Price: $284,900 Original Price: $275,000
Sold: 12/3/2018 Sold: 12/6/2018
Selling Price: $281,000 Selling Price: $237,000
Listing Agent: Elizabeth Cernuda Listing Agent: Julie Daly

Selling Agent: Highlight Realty Corp/LW Selling Agent: York Realty FL

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Coldwell Banker Paradise Southdale Properties Inc.

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PGA VILLAGE $399,000 PROMENADE AT TRADITION $169,900 PGA VILLAGE $367,500 CASCADES $350,000 CASCADES $249,000 PGA VILLAGE $392,900

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appls, double ovens, new A/C & water heater, community pool. Located right in in kitchen, formal living & dining rooms appliances, tile on diagonal throughout, natural gas, gorgeous private backyard. Granite kitchen with SS appliances, tile
Cabana bath, screened paver lanai, solar heated the heart of Tradition, close tile on diagonal throughout living areas, pool resurfaced in 2018, great location to on diagonal throughout, paver patio,
pool, view of the 7th hole of the Dye Course. to stores, restaurants large covered and screened lanai, pool Great ST. Lucie West location.
St. Lucie West. RX-10467421 303 NW Springview Loop. fenced yard.
RX-10477021 7433 Bob O’Link Way RX-10469902 10280 Stephanie Way RX-10432082 7736 Greenbrier Cir. RX-10456919 423 Aqua Vista Lane. RX-10462445 9211 Champions Way.

PGA VILLAGE $204,900 PORTOFINO ISLES $204,900 PGA VERANO $549,000 CASTLE PINES $209,900 THE ESTATES AT TRADITION $695,000 THE ESTATES AT TRADITION $569,000

NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! UNDER CONTRACT!

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room, powder room & eat-in kitchen on dining area, gated community (w/closet) great open floor plan features a the neighborhood pool and spa. upgraded cabinets, granite & SS island, double ovens, SS appliances,
upper level w/large balcony overlooking w/Clubhouse, pools & sports. large kitchen, w/chef ’s island, granite, HOA Fees include access to the appliances, fenced yard w/custom covered & screened lanai, preserve views.
Great location! beautiful Island Club. landscaping. Impact glass thru-out.
lake, tile thru-out living areas + SS appls, all bedrooms are en-suites, covered RX-10473067 9212 Wentworth Ln. RX-10456932 11936 SW Aventino Dr. Impact glass thru-out.
mstr, screened patio. RX-10484355 2925 SW Cedar Dunes Drive screened lanai with gorgeous pool & spa. Castle Pines At the Reserve RX-10448793 11931 SW Aventino Dr.

RX-10483515 9207 Wentworth Ln. RX-10476563 9856 Nuova Way

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PGA VILLAGE $574,900 PGA VILLAGE $584,900 HUTCHINSON ISLAND $1,200,000 PGA VERANO $419,900

OPEN HOUSE 1-4 P.M.

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ELEGANT SPECTACULAR 1.39 ACRE LOT ELEGANT
COURTYARTD POOL HOME – DIRECT “SANIBEL”
POOL HOME W/ GOLF & WATER OCEAN TO MODEL WITH
GUEST HOUSE VIEWS RIVERFRONT LAKE VIEW
This “Breckenridge” floor plan features 4 3BR, 3.5BA, 2+ CG PLUS custom built-in Wonderful opportunity to customize an Light & Bright 3BR, 2BA home upgraded with
en-suite bedrooms, formal dining & living shelving unit in office/den, beautiful finishes exclusive residence on your very own direct elegant finishes, tile throughout, frameless shower
room, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar throughout, screened lanai w/summer ocean to riverfront piece of paradise, with door in master bath, extended & screened lanai
& prep island, gorgeous pool & spa, serene kitchen, pool/spa, stunning golf & water approx 109’ of Beach front & 116’ on the overlooks serene lake. Spacious kitchen w/ granite,
lake & golf views. Whole house generator & views. On cul-de-sac, with 1/2 house Indian River. Don’t let this once in a lifetime stainless appliances and soft close cabinetry.
accordion shutters. generator & extended garage. opportunity slip by. Call today to view! Furniture package available.
RX-10486934 8608 Tompson Point Road RX-10460166 8604 Tompson Point Road RX-10479761 RX-10473378 10464 SW Visconti Way

PGA VILLAGE $348,500 TRADITION-TOWNPARK $299,900 PGA VILLAGE $167,500 INDIAN RIVER DR. $479,000

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POPULAR LIGHT & CASTLE PINES LOCATION!
MEDINAH BRIGHT HOME GROUND LOCATION!
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Meticulously VIEWS Fully furnished PARADISE
Maintained, 3BR, Meticulously cared for 2BR, 2BA, PLUS 2BR, 2.5BA, tile throughout, kitchen 3BR, 3BA PLUS Den, minutes from the
2.5 bath home. Beautiful kitchen that opens Den, gorgeous kitchen w/upgraded with granite, fresh interior paint and OCEAN! Private Dock w/electric, water &
to living room featuring a breakfast bar, ss cabinets, granite, SS appliances, upgraded furnishings, enjoy garden Boat-Lift, terrazzo floors, sunny exterior,
appliances & granite. Enjoy private master bath w/quartz counters, views from your screened patio roof top deck & tropical landscaping, private
preserve & lake views! screened patio Overlooks Beautiful RX-10485750 8237 Mulligan Circle #3513 interior yard with pavers, fire pit, outdoor
RX- 10377827 8908 Champions Way Preserve Views. shower, shed and plenty of space for lounging
RX-10468355 12074 SW Bennington Cir. & outdoor dining.
RX-10445164 11001 S. Indian River Dr.

RIVER PARK $219,900 PAAR ESTATES $429,900 PORT SAINT LUCIE $245,000 JENSEN BEACH $239,900

JUST REDUCED! NEW LISTING! WELL-KEPT RIVER CLUB –
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WITH SOLAR POOL HOME ON This home features a for and updated
HEATED POOL .44 ACRE LOT spacious kitchen with 2 pantries, vinyl plank 2BR, 2BA condo, tile flooring, throughout,
Well cared for 4BR, 3BA, custom flooring throughout living areas, split floor granite in kitchen, new vanities, frameless
3BR, 2BA, 2CG, updated kitchen w/SS finishes throughout, gourmet kitchen w/granite, plan, covered & screened patio, new exterior shower, new IMPACT windows, close
appls, updated bathrooms, fresh interior SS appls, gas cook top. Beautiful oversized tile paint, fenced yard with plenty of room for a distance to river
paint, new exterior landscaping, spacious throughout main living, upgraded lighting, pool. RX-10465407 761 SW Avens St. RX-10473663
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RX-10484762 113 SE Camino St outdoor kitchen, pool & spa w/waterfall features.
RX-10485930 167 SW Hawthorne Circle

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CASPITNLEES $214,900 CASPITNLEES $199,000

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‘NUTCRACKER’ WILL Gianna Damato, 9, gazes in amazement at a Christmas tree at the open-
DAZZLE AND DELIGHT ing of t͚ he 11th Annual Port St. Lucie Christmas House͛ last Tuesday. The
AT SUNRISE THEATRE Christmas House is an annual tradition for JW Salveson and Jerome San-
galli, who open their elaborately decorated home every year to thousands
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer of people. Donations from visitors benefit Dogs & Cats Forever No-Kill
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1 One of the most recog-
nizable pieces of classical
music is Tchaikovsky’s treasured
“Nutcracker Suite,” and every
holiday season brings an abun-
dance of iterations of the be-
loved Christmas tale from which
to choose. This Friday, Dec. 14,
the Treasure Coast Youth Bal-
let presents “The Nutcracker,” a
“full-length colorful and spec-
tacular ballet” produced by
St. Lucie Ballet, on the Sunrise
Theatre stage in Fort Pierce. The
production, says the Sunrise,
will include “renowned guest
artists.” Once again, or perhaps
for the very first time, you’ll be
transported back to a magical
time when dreams come true,
and toys come to life. Falling
asleep after a Christmas party,
young Clara awakens to discov-
er her beloved Christmas gift, a
nutcracker doll, has transformed
into a real prince. Together they
battle the evil King of the Rats
and his rodent army and travel
to exotic lands. St. Lucie Ballet
promises “gorgeous backdrops,
dazzling special effects, exqui-

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PARODY REIGNS ... AND ‘CAPITOL STEPS’ POURS IT ON!

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer she said. “It was obviously very con-
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The Capitol Steps love Florida. Elaina
Newport, a founding member of the po- some very serious issues. I decided
litical satire troupe, says that the state is
“the gift that keeps on giving.” She noted the only way was when he whipped
that we always seems surprised that there
is an election and we seem uncertain as out his calendar and said he didn’t
to how one is run. This year, of course, we
didn’t disappoint. commit crimes on those days. What

For those who may be unfamiliar with would he have done as a judge if
the Cap Steps, as they are affectionately
known, the group was founded in 1981 someone had said that? We do a
by a group of staffers for Sen. Charles
Percy. They were asked to come up with song to Neil Sedaka’s ‘Calendar Girl’
entertainment for a Christmas party, and
as Newport tells it, they first thought of and we have a few beer jokes. That’s
a Nativity play, but in the whole of Con-
gress they couldn’t find three wise men or the only way to get into it.”
a virgin. (Please direct all mail to the Cap-
itol Steps; I am just the messenger.) Newport believes that taking on

The group makes an annual visit to some of these subject is important,
Florida in January to escape the cold and
pay homage to the state. They return if uncomfortable.
to Stuart’s Lyric Theatre Jan. 11 for two
shows called “Make America Grin Again.” “When it’s really serious, the job

I caught up with Newport by phone is harder, but it’s more important,”
about a show whose script changes with
the headlines. They are already thinking she said. “If you can find a way to
about 2020. In 2016, they talked about
all the Republican hopefuls as “76 Un- make people laugh without min-

imizing it, maybe you can bring

people together. If you think we’re

The Capitol Steps troupe goofs on Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CAPITOL STEPS too hard on the current president,

you should have seen us during the

knowns,” sung to the tune of “76 Trom- enough to play the charismatic Texan. Clinton years. People in power get more.

bones.” She doesn’t know how high The good news for the women in the If the guy you don’t like is in the first story,

they’ll have to go for all the Democrats troupe is that there are more women in the guy you do like will be in the next.”

interested in running for president and positions of power, and therefore more The midterm elections come in for

she isn’t sure there won’t be a cast of Re- women to parody. some love, with a song about Nancy (Pe-

publicans, as well. Sometimes the stories making news losi) and Chuck (Schumer).

Newport said that all of the men in the don’t easily lend themselves to comedy. “The Democrats will be feeling good

cast want to play Beto O’Rourke because Such was the confirmation hearings for and get too cocky,” Newport said. “It

they’re all hoping they’re good-looking Brett Kavanaugh. “That was tough for us,” CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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“I Want a Man with a Small Hand.” New- said that the Capitol Steps do not work out. make the show,” Newport said. “There’s so
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 port said it’s a classic and they have to do it. I noted that Thunder from Down Under had little time and so many people.”
There is also a song set to “Stormy Weath- recently appeared at the Lyric and she said
would be a big mistake and that’s exactly er” about Stormy Daniels. this shirtless didn’t compare to that. The Capitol Steps appear at The Lyric
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‘BANDSTAND’ TRIBUTE: HOMAGE IS WHERE THE HEART IS

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer didn’t live through that time when you’d they’re at the theater 16 hours a day with PHOTO COURTESY OF NICKY WOOD
[email protected] rush home to watch ‘American Band- (things like) the light boards. We rehearse
stand’ and dance. This show should feel and through Christmas, they’re hosting Cruise Lines has added a dimension to his
If you remember poodle skirts, slicked- like a meeting of our ‘American Band- my friends.” work. “I’m celebrating one year and feel
back hair and running home from school stand’ fan club and the entire audience is like I have the swing of things,” he said.
to watch Dick Clark’s “American Band- getting inducted into the club. They can- Wood’s thoughts turned back to the mu- “I’ve done 18 shows and 10 mini-shows
stand,” you’ll love Nicky Wood’s latest not join until they know the true story of sic in the show. and I’m learning so much. In the past year,
production at Stuart’s Barn Theatre, an the Philadelphia years.” I’ve grown so much as an artist. I see how
“American Bandstand” tribute Dec. 27-30. “This is the Golden Age of Rock ’n’ different my ‘American Bandstand’ show
If you’re too young for those memories, Wood said the show is fast-paced and Roll,” he said. “We have Connie Francis, is from last year’s ‘Rat Pack’ show. Norwe-
come and enjoy 37 songs that include “Six- a lot of fun with a lot of music and a lot the Beach Boys, Bobby Rydell and Frank- gian’s rubbing off on me and influencing
teen Candles,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” of dancing. The director and choreogra- ie Avalon. It was such an interesting time. me as an artist.”
and “Rock Around the Clock.” It’s a great pher is also doing his own lighting design, The show pays tribute to the Dick Clark
way to get into the New Year’s Eve spirit. which he also enjoys. The whole event will legacy. It’s incredible. Over an 80-year ca- Still, he can empathize with Dorothy in
also be a family affair. reer, he was a positive role model through “The Wizard of Oz.”
Nicky Wood, who describes himself as the ups and downs of his life.”
“a locally-grown song-and dance-man,” “I’m lucky to have the best family on the “The Barn is coming home,” he said.
is celebrating his 10th year at the Barn, world,” he said. “My parents are both at Wood and the cast are also having fun We all know there’s no place like home.
where he made his debut at 13 in “A Thou- South Fork High School. My father works with the choreography, learning dances
sand Clowns.” with at-risk kids and my mother with spe- like the Bristol Stomp, many of which were Nicky Wood presents a tribute to “Amer-
cial needs kids. They have patience I could created or introduced on “American Band- ican Bandstand” at the Barn Theatre, 2400
He went on to Indian River State College only dream of. They work at my shows and stand.” SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart Dec. 27-29 at 8 p.m.
and then the University of Central Florida, and Dec. 29-30 at 2 p.m. Call 772-287-4884
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He is now celebrating his first year as
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realized he could arrange his schedule to
be home for Christmas, he put together
a show that will not only serve as enter-
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which still needs money for the new roof.

“I work with casts from all over the
world,” Wood said. “I have never felt the
sense of community I feel on the Treasure
Coast. I think giving back is the greatest
thing a person can do. It’s so important, so
if I can rearrange my schedule and help the
Barn continue to do the work they do, there
is no way I can pass up that opportunity.”

Wood will be joined in this show by
three friends from UCF.

“We’re evoking Dick Clark,” he said.
“We absolutely love ‘American Band-
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that time, the Philadelphia Years from
1957-1963. Our show rises and sets from
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COMING UP Piano man is bonkers for boogie-woogie

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
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site props, beautiful costumes, and excit-
ing choreography” – certainly an evening Boogie-woogie piano player Arthur Arthur Migliazza. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE
for all ages. Curtain: 7 p.m. Tickets: $25, Migliazza is trying to figure out how to
$30 and $35. 772-461-4775. bring his two passions together. He is the blues and the history around them. “A big part of the show is that I tell
studying for a doctoral degree in phys- “It will have the same kind of high- how this music originated and influ-
2 Last Friday, Dramaworks in West ical therapy and continues to give con- enced all American popular music,”
Palm opened a world premiere, certs throughout the United States and lights and crowd-pleasers,” he said. he said. “Every story is insightful, but
playwright Lyle Kessler’s “House on Fire,” abroad. You may not be able to get your “I’ll play ‘St. Louis Blues’ and I’m work- has humor. I like to make people laugh.
for a month-long run. Kessler’s other plays body in alignment, but you can enjoy ing up a big version of ‘Amazing Grace,’ It’s not a history lesson and it’s not just
include “The Watering Place” and “Colli- his music when he returns to Stuart’s which goes through different styles, like a concert. People seem to appreci-
sion.” Most of his plays are about the ex- Lyric Theatre Jan. 4. blues and boogie-woogie and stride. ate finding out the history behind the
treme emotions of a family pushed to the ‘After Hours’ is an old blues song and songs. It enhances the overall experi-
edge, he says. “House on Fire” is “a cen- Migliazza began playing the piano one of the more popular in the 1940s. ence.”
terpiece in that genre: According to palm- when he was 13 and his teacher ex-
beachdramaworks.org, the Old Man is posed him to the blues. In an interview “I’ll throw in some surprises that ev- The pianist is also looking forward to
challenged by his two sons, one of whom last year, he noted that his first book of eryone knows from Fats Domino and the Lyric’s piano.
returns after a decade-long absence, be- blues and jazz was also boogie-woogie, Chuck Berry. There will also be a couple
cause he’d been told his father had died. with the left hand repeating the bass of original songs. Since my wife will be “The piano they have is fantastic,” he
The younger brother still lives with the and the right hand the chords. He fell down there, (I may play) a song I wrote said. “I can’t wait to play it again.”
father and writes stories, keeping them in love and his path was set. for our wedding. It’s funny, with a kind
locked away unread by anyone. To their of Randy Newman-serious point with The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave.,
surprise, the Old Man suddenly springs to Growing up, Migliazza lived in Mary- humor. It’s about how we met.” Stuart, presents Arthur Migliazza and
life from his apparent deathbed. The prod- land, Arizona and Seattle, and he has the Boogie-Woogie Piano, Jan. 4. Call
igal son is followed by a grifter and his sis- been honored by several of his home- While Migliazza is all about the mu- 772-286-7827 or visit www.lyrictheatre.
ter, whom he befriended on the road. What towns. In 2014, he was inducted into sic, he also puts the songs in context for com. 
ensues changes them all. Show times: Sun- the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and, the the audience.
days, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 p.m.,7:30 p.m.; same year, he received the Best of the
Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 3 p.m. 561- Blues Awards for Best Keyboardist in
514-4042 ext. 2. Washington State. He was twice a final-
ist at the International Blues Challenge
3 Regional operatic and musical the- in Memphis.
atre favorite Lorrianna Colozzo will
launch the second annual Kane Center Con- I caught up with Migliazza a few
cert Series with her holiday concert, “Christ- weeks ago and he had lots of news. He
mas from the Past,” this Friday, Dec. 14. The recently married Nicole, and the trip
program, as profiled in last week’s St. Lucie to Florida will be part of their honey-
Voice, will include seasonal classics from sa- moon. He is still performing regularly,
cred ballads to contemporary holiday hits. but he is planning to travel on week-
Colozzo is a graduate of the Peabody Con- ends, instead of for the whole week.
servatory of Music; studied with Maestro That makes the opportunity to hear
Anton and understudied numerous roles at him really special.
The Palm Beach Opera; and has been fea-
tured in numerous operatic and musical One of the things Lyric audiences
theatre roles nationwide. Her interpretation enjoyed most about Migliazza in last
of beloved classics from such luminaries year’s show was his personality, which
as Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Bing is warm and friendly, with a nice sense
Crosby, and Brenda Lee are sure to spark of humor thrown in. He said that this
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VERO NATION! COUNTRY STAR PUTS HOMETOWN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Vero’s home-grown country music star Jake Owen was cheered by his adoring fans – from left in center photo, Morgan Minton, Caroline Kelly, Mollie Keeler and Isabelle Bowles – at Saturday night’s benefit concert. PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN

BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent of hors d’oeuvres and free flowing drinks easy banter and shared the spotlight with Opening acts included performances by
while mingling with celebrities such as some up-and-coming artists. Joe Diffie, Chris Lane and Morgan Wallen.
There’s nothing like a hometown super- NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, pro golf-
star to bring out the best in a community. ers John Daly and Ken Duke, and country In a touching tribute, Owen dedicated Indian River County Commissioner Bob
Jake Owen, Vero Beach’s native-born, plati- music sensations Chris Lane and Morgan his song “Journey of Your Life” to his life- Solari and Assistant County Administrator
num-certified recording artist, drew enthu- Wallen. Bidding was fast and furious at long friend and beloved Vero Beach resi- Michael Zito surprised Owen with a proc-
siastic fans from around the country when the silent-auction tables and more than dent Ace Cappelen, who recently passed lamation designating December as Jake
he visited last weekend, bringing along a $100,000 was raised through four live-auc- away. Owen Month in honor of his generosity to
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funded by the Jake Owen Foundation. applause and expressed his gratitude to “I spent countless hours with Ace, who across the nation, while fans danced and
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Artist Barone embraces the ‘constant struggle’ of painting

BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist her at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, Rita Barone. in, and taking out. Turning the canvas
which was founded by their order. It all upside down, repositioning it, stepping
How do you start your day? With a cup happened as the sisters predicted, ex- PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN back, and waiting to see what happens.”
of coffee, a meditation, a prayer? Rita Bar- cept instead of a nursing degree, Barone
one can check all those boxes and, in ad- received a diploma in respiratory thera- her students. When everything works together, “it’s
dition, the one marked ‘paint a picture.’ py. She worked at St. Joseph’s for several “My first at- like pulling a rabbit out of a hat – Voila!
An abstract artist, Barone is currently years until her husband retired from his How I got there, I don’t know.”
showing her work at the Center for Spiri- job as a glass plant manager. In 1998 the tempts at ab-
tual Care in Vero Beach through Dec. 28. couple moved to Vero, where Peter’s par- stract painting In addition to painting in her home
ents had retired years before. After set- were atrocious,” studio, Barone takes part in open paint-
And although she had two paintings tling into her new home, Rita got a job says Barone, ing sessions at Gooch’s private studio
juried into the A.E. Backus Museum’s at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, who cites the with abstract colleagues Elise Geary, Re-
competitive exhibition in Fort Pierce ear- where she continued her medical career difficultly of conjuring up a composi- gan Kenyon, Susan Bouma, Tim Sanchez
lier this year (her pastel, “Evening Watch,” for another 13 years. tion on a blank canvas. Then there is the and, of course, Gooch.
was awarded a first-place ribbon), her problem of color; which ones to use? Un-
display at the Center for Spiritual Care, When she decided to get back into art related to anything other than her interi- Adds Barone, “And George Pillorge.
titled “Between the Lines,” is “basically again in 2011, Barone signed up for a or landscape, Barone’s palette is limited I wanted to do pastels because he does
the first show I’ve ever had.” painting class at the Vero Beach Museum only by what she decides to put on can- pastels.”
of Art, with Deborah Gooch. vas.
For Barone, deciding to paint abstract- Standing in front of her most recent
ly after a long hiatus, in which she did no “In her class I started to paint my little In her early attempts, Barone often acrylic painting in the show, Barone re-
artwork, was not easy. girls in white dresses. On my second can- found that composition and color might marks, “It’s a little Twombly.” As in Edwin
vas she said, ‘You already know how to do click in one part of a painting, while ev- Parker “Cy” Twombly Jr., the late, Rome-
She describes the act of painting as those. Start doing some abstracts.’” Bar- erything around it was a jumble. based American painter known for scrib-
“a constant struggle,” resulting in pieces one admits to having been a little afraid bling and smudging his large canvases
others might scratch their heads over. of Gooch who, she says, demands a lot of In any painting, says Barone, “you with calligraphic abandon. Twombly,
have little bits and pieces that you like. along with his 20th century American
“People will say, ‘What is it?’ They don’t But Deb taught me the lesson that you contemporary Robert Motherwell and
seem to understand. And yet I joyfully get can’t fall so in love with a little section of 19th century English landscape painters
up every morning to put paint onto can- the painting, that you fail to develop the John Constable and J.M.W. Turner are,
vas, because it has become part of me.” whole canvas. It’s a process of putting Barone says, her “icons.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Barone Barone’s “Inside Looking Out” is a
received a liberal arts degree from Syra- 36-inch square canvas in colors of kha-
cuse University. After marrying her hus- ki beige, red and a fleshy rose – made by
band, Syracuse-area native Peter Barone, mixing red oxide with varying amounts
she worked as a high school teacher for of white. In a couple of places, strokes of
a short time. Overhearing one day that a black can be seen behind filmy passages
coworker was going back to school for an of paint.
MBA, Barone decided to get one too.
“I start with some form of color pal-
Her first marketing job out of school ette, and often put black in, but the black
was based in Syracuse, with a manufac- often gets covered up,” she says.
turer of explosion-proof lighting fixtures.
She then worked as a product manager There is a bit of recognizable subject
for Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, N.Y., matter in the painting. On
where she launched the first tinted con- the left side of the canvas,
tact lenses. the rudiments of a figure,
seated with hands de-
After several years of a rigorous work murely placed in her lap,
schedule that involved lots of travel, Bar- faces the viewer. On the
one was ready for a change of pace. She right is a tall, thin form
took time off to plan her daughter’s wed- that might suggest to
ding and, as an adjunct teacher, taught a some a music stand, a sky-
few college classes. Then came a change scraper or – “windows,”
of place: the Barones moved to Ska- says Barone.
neateles, N.Y., a sleepy lakefront commu- “I think when I was
nity just a half hour from Syracuse. growing up I always felt

It was there that Barone began to paint; like an outsider. I was very shy, very in-
her subjects, rosy-cheeked children and troverted. The whole idea of this paint-
beach scenes, were sold by a friend who ing, I think, is representative of things I
owned an art gallery in the town. felt when I was growing up. That’s what
I like about abstract art; you can put
Today Barone makes light of her initial yourself into it, but anybody else would
efforts. “Painting was a sort of therapy; I see something completely different,” she
didn’t think too much about it,” she says. says.

Skaneateles was also home to the Stel- Barone mentions her just-begun se-
la Maris Retreat Center. Owned by the ries of paintings, none of which are in
Sisters of the Third Franciscan Order of the current exhibition. They are subtle
Syracuse, Stella Maris became a spiri- works; atmospheric grounds with mere
tual home for Barone, who led women’s traces of composition upon them.
prayer retreats there and worked along-
side the nuns doing kitchen chores. “To me there’s a sense of being in this
nothingness. So it is spiritual. It’s defi-
One day, she says, the nuns told her, nitely spiritual. I think all my works are
“You have healing hands.” prayers,” she says. 

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tional distances are twice as long: a half- a surge of new age-group what’s almost inarguably the launch of the
The inaugural Game On! Treasure Coast mile swim, followed by a 20-mile bike ride participants around 2008 to triathlon as it’s now known. One of the par-
Triathlon will be this Sunday, Dec. 16, at Jetty and 6-mile run. In triathlon terminology, 2013. Why? It’s hard to deter- ticipants in that ’74 race was a Navy man,
Park, 2098 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. an “international triathlon” is also called mine, but the largest group of John Collins.
an “Olympic” or “standard course.” Average the post-war Baby Boom were
And yes, because of the chilly water, this times are usually a little more than double turning 60 around 2008. Addi- Collins moved to Honolulu after that 1974
tri is wetsuit-legal. what one can do a sprint triathlon in. tionally, there was a small baby boom in the race. He was with some friends in Hawaii
early- to mid-1970s, so the surge might have discussing whether swimmers or runners
“We have two different distances,” race While this race doesn’t have them, there been partly due to Gen-Xers turning 45. were in better shape. He dropped into the
director Willie Savoie said. “One is a sprint are two other common triathlon distances.
triathlon. The other is an international.” Of course, there’s the storied ironman, some- Some recreational sports industry ana-
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In triathlon speak, a sprint is the shortest ing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and athletes starting this year.
race. In this case, the swim is a quarter mile, marathon run. Add up the distances, and
the bike ride 10 miles, and the run 3 miles. the race is 140.6 miles. The half-ironman is, Sporting events involving swimming, cy-
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Bonz says this sweet Sheltie is one pretty Penny

Hi Dog Buddies! call me Lassie. So when they were shop- didn’t know whether I could Penny. PHOTO: LEIGH GREEN
pin’ for their next dog, they found me at a do it.
This week I met a charming liddle North Carolina kennel. I was still too liddle When I get pooped, I bring it back and lie
poocheroo, Penny Wood, a Shetland to leave my litter, so they hadda come back “So they checked with this on it. Then there’s treats. My FAVrite is ba-
Sheepdog. (Think miniature Collie.) She’s later. I was worried they’d forget. Thank Cool Kibbles dog school, nana. An peanut butter. When we go for
very deli-cut an feminine, only 18 months Lassie, they didn’t. I loved ridin’ in the car Dogs for Life. They train ser- walks, I get to wear my red collar an prac-
old, but she’s going to school for a Very Im- to my Forever Home. I had my own comfy vice dogs. An also regular tice my Perky Trot.”
portant Job. crate an everything! ones like me. And we found
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She trotted right up for the Wag-an- “Natchrully, Mom an Dad wanted to a regular dog that’s already “Who’s your groomer?”
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you already cuz we always read your col- Training. So Dad’d get up at 1 a.m., when I right, um, the right, oh, poo, “Dad an Mom! Since I’m a Service Dog
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floor next to her Dad. “I understand you’re bang on the umbrella stand to remind ’em my Mom an Dad I DID have on the hand that holds my paw, and puts
in special school,” I said. it’s Pottie Time. That works great. It also the right temper-mutt.” the clippers in the other one. So, while
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ACROSS 99 Chinese unit of weight 48 Idyllic spots The Washington Post
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5 Frost prefix 50 Bond foe POLITENESS QUOTIENT By Merl Reagle
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72 Indubitably
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2 Heavenly highlight 93 Marlowe and Morris
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52 Heidi backdrop 5 “How come, Henri?” water
53 Young rapper briefly 6 Bring into balance 95 Choice: abbr.
55 Actress Joanne 7 Title character Norma 97 Piercing tool
56 Verbal nouns 8 It comes in handy if 98 Pea or potato leek
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64 Slain 11 Leg area
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aardvark? 15 Take to court 115 Overly scientific,
69 Incompetents 16 ___ head against
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SHORTAGE DEDUCTION FROM OPPONENT’S CALL WEST NORTH EAST
KQ73 J982 A 10 5
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 6 K J 10 3 Q54
10 7 5 3 94 QJ2
The winner of the 2016 Yeh Online World Bridge Cup was Lavazza, who played in Turin, A843 KQ5 9762
Italy. The team partnerships were Emanuela Calandra-Norberto Bocchi, Bénédicte Cronier-
Agustin Madala and Sylvie Willard-Giorgio Duboin. Winning points sometimes seems SOUTH
random, but if you keep pressuring the opponents, things usually work out — as in this deal 64
played between Lavazza and the Chinese Contract Bridge Association. A9872
AK86
Madala (South) opened one heart in fourth seat with a hand that fails the Rule of 15: In J 10
fourth chair, open if your point-count plus spade length equals at least 15; otherwise, pass
out the deal. Over West’s takeout double, Cronier (North) responded two no-trump (the Dealer: West; Vulnerable: North-South
Truscott convention) to show a maximum pass with at least four-card heart support. South
took a shot at the vulnerable game. The Bidding:

West made an inadvisable lead: her trump. Now declarer drew trumps, knocked out the SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
club ace and had 10 tricks: five hearts, two diamonds, two clubs and a diamond ruff in the Pass Pass Pass
dummy. 1 Hearts Dbl. 2 NT Pass LEAD:
4 Hearts Pass Pass Pass 6 Hearts
Probably, if West had led the spade king, Madala would have made the contract, playing
West for a singleton heart because of her takeout double.

At the other table, over West’s double, South bid two clubs, which he intended as the
Reverse Drury convention, showing a maximum pass with heart support — he did not see
West’s double! Over the double, two clubs was natural. South rebid two diamonds, and
North invited game with three hearts, which South, expecting at most three hearts opposite,
passed. Declarer also took 10 tricks, but Lavazza gained 10 international match points.

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