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A day at the races. P11 Hospital heroes. P30 ‘Everyday’ excellence

Scholastic crews give it their all Behind-the-scenes docs essential Architectural perspective is artist
at East District regatta. to medical center operation. George Pillorge’s forte. PAGE 15

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‘Blight’ question CBC team propels
at center of fierce the homebuilding
CRA controversy boom in Aquarina

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER STORY BY STEVEN M. THOMAS STAFF WRITER
[email protected] [email protected]

Before the Satellite Beach CBC, the main builder at
Community Redevelopment Aquarina, is bringing more
Agency got a hold of it, Shell new houses to market, offering
Street was a sliver of asphalt large luxury courtyard homes
behind a strip center, adja- in the Ocean Breeze neighbor-
cent to the shore. Beachgoers hood for $759,000.
relied on a restaurant in the
center for bathrooms. The company, which has
built some 175 homes in the
The CRA paid $625,000 to gated country club community
build a restroom, add a pavil- since the mid-1990s, has been
ion, a shower, more parking on a roll recently.
and landscaping. Supporters
say it is money well spent. But CBC just finished the last
house in its Maritime Ham-

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Aquarina listing agents Renee Winkler and Carola Mayerhoeffer of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

Fighting words: Councilwoman County presses state on Matthew cleanup
hotly rebuts‘carpetbagger’charge
STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

Councilwoman Mary Jo Kilcullen. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Roxanne Smith did the
neighborly thing and re-
STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER len at last month’s Indialantic ported a floating cache of Decking trapped and floating between pilings in Melbourne. PHOTO: ROXANNE SMITH
[email protected] council meeting. Halbert ac- debris in the Indian River by
cused Kilcullen of wrongly oc- her neighbor’s home in Mel-
“Carpetbagger!” cupying a council seat when bourne Beach. The rubble
Lori Halbert blurted that her residence was in White was part of a large amount
word as she looked at new of trash still left in the water-
councilwoman Mary Jo Kilcul- CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 ways from Hurricane Mat-
thew last fall.

“I wasn’t sure of their
health so I went ahead and
submitted the information
on their behalf to the Bre-
vard County Emergency Ser-

CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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2 Thursday, April 6, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

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NEW HOMES Coast Sotheby’s International Realty to of CBC’s new homes and also handle “Lots of builders do single homes
sell its new homes in Aquarina. Listing resales in the community. in existing subdivisions, one-offs, but
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 agents Carola Mayerhoeffer and Renee Dan and Jeff have a stellar track record
Winkler – wife of CBC president Dan “We offer some unique benefits to of developing fine, architecturally-
mock subdivision, a 24-home, single- Winkler – staff a dedicated sales center buyers and sellers, including having themed communities,” says Michael
family development of ocean-view in the country club community. an office right here in Aquarina,” says Thorpe, co-owner of Treasure Coast
homes, and has sold four homes in Mayerhoeffer. “We are here most days Sotheby’s International Realty, who
Matanilla Reef, a high-end develop- Mayerhoeffer describes the archi- and we are very familiar with the com- has partnered with CBC since 2012.
ment just across A1A from the ocean tecture of the new Ocean Breeze court- munity.”
that got underway in early 2016. yard homes as “a modern hacienda “The Aquarina community loves
style” that picks up on the Spanish and “We know the ins and outs of price our product. They love our quality,”
That luxury enclave will feature other Mediterranean-style features point and inventory and we are famil- says Dan Winkler.
15 homes with both ocean and golf that distinguish much of Florida’s resi- iar with all the details of what the asso-
course views, ranging in size from dential building history. ciation offers,” adds Winkler. She says The 250-acre property where Aqua-
2,738 square feet to 3,153 square feet, there are typically 10-20 resale homes rina is located was first purchased for
with starting prices around $650,000. Renee Winkler says the homes’ open on the market in Aquarina at any time development in the early 1980s by
floor plans, separate guest areas and – a mix of single family homes, condos German brewing magnate Albert Cra-
And now, CBC is closing out its 3-car garages are features that buyers and townhomes. mer with the idea of building 1,600
Ocean Breeze neighborhood with two love. high-rise units. That plan was later
2,930-square-foot courtyard homes CBC president Dan Winkler and his modified and Cramer eventually be-
with pools and 3-car garages that will The two women, who teamed up partner Jeff Parker have built approxi- gan the current development, build-
be complete by the end of the month. last year, are the listing agents for all mately 300 homes between the Sebas- ing single-family homes, condos and
tian Inlet and Indialantic, including a golf course before selling the devel-
The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath homes seven subdivisions in Aquarina. opment in late 1990s. The community
have more than 4,400 square feet of now belongs to the homeowners and
space under roof. On the first level “It is noteworthy that Dan and Jeff is run by Aquarina Beach Homeown-
they feature huge great rooms, elabo- have achieved most of their success in ers Association.
rate master suites with tray ceilings, a small, close-knit community,” says
two walk-in closets, walk-in show- Mike Brown Jr., a banker with 25 years Aquarina has about 360 homes
ers, deep tubs and dual vanities. The of experience in development financ- at present, including single-family,
first floor in each house also includes ing who has funded a number of CBC townhomes, villas and condomini-
a spacious gourmet kitchen, two cov- projects. “With so many former cus- ums, with room for a couple hundred
ered lanais and a pool patio. The sec- tomers all around, you have to be out- more at build-out. The community is
ond floor comprises two large guest or standing to pull that off.” loaded with amenities.
children’s rooms with a full bath.
Brown, executive vice president and “It is the only place between Vero and
Lush landscape packages and sweep- chief lending officer at Harbor Com- Indialantic that has all the ideal ameni-
ing golf course views are included. munity Bank in Fort Pierce, calls the ties buyers are looking for – ocean ac-
developers “innovative and passion- cess with a brand new beach club (built
CBC has partnered with Treasure ate,” and says they “have a great part- by CBC), river access with a pier and
nership – Dan as the design innovator boat launch for boating, an 18-hole golf
GET YOUR REAL ESTATE and Jeff as the guy that brings CBC’s course and clubhouse, and a very active
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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 6, 2017 3

NEWS

KILCULLEN when municipal attorney Paul R. Gou- for the next meeting on the residency tioners when she stayed in New York.
gelman presents a report on Kilcul- status,” Gougelman said. But the testy discussion also reflects
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 len’s residence at the April 12 council what appears to be a deep animos-
meeting. On the surface, the issue revolves ity between Kilcullen and Halbert and
Plains, New York. around whether Kilcullen was eligible perhaps others in the community over
A heated exchange followed in which “At last the council meeting, I re- for office because she maintained an the direction of Indialantic.
ceived from Lori Halbert a pile of docu- apartment in White Plains and rented
Kilcullen denied the allegations. ments and I was asked to review them her Indialantic home at times to vaca- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
Who is correct could come to a head

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KILCULLEN During her absence, she rented the CRA add up the 15 CRAs in the county, the
house on a short-term basis, which was money collected since 2002 comes to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 a violation of municipal codes prohibit- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 more than $64 million. Last year, these
ing such transactions in certain areas of CRAs received $7.9 million.
“The last council meeting was noth- town. Kilcullen said she was not aware to critics, community redevelopment
ing short of a performance put on by of the restrictions at the time. agencies like the one in Satellite Beach If the CRAs did not exist, 40 percent
citizens with questionable character represent good intentions gone awry of that $7.9 million would have gone
in an attempt to debase much-needed According to a report, Indialantic Po- at the expense of Brevard County. into the county general fund – assum-
changes for Indialantic that I am fighting lice Sergeant Michael Connor investigat- ing property taxes increased apace. But
for,” Kilcullen said. ed Kilcullen’s property regarding its use The pros and cons of CRAs will be property taxes might not have gone up,
as a vacation rental after receiving com- debated in a county commissioner or gone up as much, without CRA proj-
Halbert says Kilcullen’s vision of In- plaints. Connor located the property on workshop on April 13 with their future ects, in which case the county would
dialantic does not fit with the town. Vacation Rentals by Owner website. in the balance. not have received the additional rev-
enue.
“My town is under assault,” she said. “I decided to rent my home in Indi- The state law that created CRAs
“Imposing your values on other people alantic for short periods and weekends in 1969 said the focus should be on The county missing out on money is
is not why we elect people to council while I was in New York. I also paid all blight. In critics’ minds, a restroom a thorn in the side of opponents. “The
in Indialantic. Most people like the way appropriate state and county sales tax and shower for those going to the real benefit of all municipal CRAs is they
things are. Can improvements be made? during these short-term rental periods. beach don’t qualify. have the county paying 40 percent of
Of course. There are always things to When I received a notice of cease and the freight and the expenditures are be-
make everyone’s life a little more pleas- desist I did,” Kilcullen said. “CRAs are designated for the purpose yond oversight,” said Scott Ellis, Brevard
ant without changing the character of of ending or preventing blight, though County Clerk of Courts, another critic.
our town. This is a slice of heaven in What is under scrutiny is whether Kil- in reality, they consistently fail to do so,”
an increasingly hostile world. A new- cullen was considered a resident of New said Commissioner John Tobia, a strong When Satellite Beach created its
comer wants to destroy the very thing York prior to and when she ran for office critic, who would like to see CRAs abol- CRA, organizers believed the district
that makes us special – destroy this with or a resident of Indialantic. According ished from Brevard County. met blighted criteria. “There were no
higher taxes, traffic and crime.” to municipal law, members of the town storm water plans, lots were too small
council are required to be residents for at But Courtney Barker, executive di- to redevelop. They were non-conform-
“It’s slanderous,” said Kilcullen of least a year prior to the time they run for rector of the Satellite Beach CRA, says ing,” Barker said.
those charges. “I am a threat to them office. Findings are mixed, so far. Shell Street posed enough problems
and their good old boys club.” that the city had no qualms using the A lack of blight seems to explain why
Last June, Connor concluded Mat- agency to fix them in partnership with other beachside towns like Indialantic,
Kilcullen said she maintained a full- thew and Mary Jo Kilcullen do not live the owner of the strip center. Indian Harbour Beach and Melbourne
time address in the Indialantic home at the property but in New York. The Bre- Beach have no CRAs. “We’ve never
where she has resided since 2012 even vard County Property Appraiser seemed Funding for CRAs comes from the considered one,” Melbourne Beach
as she travelled back to New York in to confirm Connor’s finding yet also con- annual increase in property tax rev- Mayor Jim Simmons said.
2015 and 2016 after her now former firmed Kilcullen was registered to vote in enue within the district compared to
husband, Matt, accepted a position as Indialantic and not New York.  the initial year of formation. If prop- Indialantic brought up the possibil-
director of athletics at Mercy College. erty values rise as a result of CRA proj- ity some eight years ago.
ects the agency gets the benefit. If you

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Melbourne Air & Space Show: Flights, cameras, action!

Tiffany Score and Steve Mills. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

Juan and Maria Quiros. Elizabeth Lemay and Joe Harrell. Van and Sarah Wegerif. French pilots Capt. Damien Bourmaud and
Michael Siler and Brendan Fadden. Judy Esquivel, Brittany Johnstone and Ashley Edwards. Commandant Christophe Dubois.

All eyes were turned upward at
the bright blue sky as thousands
of people looked on in awe at the
elite flying teams that performed
at the 2017 Melbourne Air & Space
Show at Orlando Melbourne In-
ternational Airport, sponsored by
Northrop Grumman. Attendees
watched as U.S. Air Force Thun-
derbird pilots in their iconic red,
white and blue jets showed off
their jaw-dropping skills per-
forming precision formation
aerobatics. The “Ambassadors
in Blue” started 2017 with a Feb-
ruary flyover at the Super Bowl
and are scheduled to grace the
skies at another 33 demonstra-
tions around the country this
year. The Patrouille de France
Jet Demonstration Team painted
the sky with red, white and blue
smoke trailers for the first time in
the U.S. in 30 years, arriving here
after making special flyovers in
New York City and Washington,
D.C. Other performers included
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Team
from Luke Air Force Base in Glen-
dale, Ariz. and the U.S. Special
Operations Command Parachute
Team. If you missed it, don’t wor-
ry; the Thunderbirds will return
March 17 & 18, 2018. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 6, 2017 9

SEEN & SCENE

Mike Ser, Jason Ser and Jennifer Carey. Stephen Wadis, Alec Bishoff and Raymond Sheeler

Jean-Paul Barre with Bruno and Benedicte Gutton. Florencia, Daniel and Indira Phenicie.

WWII vets William Graham and Donald D’Lugos with French Consul General Clément Leclerc.

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Parker Nicely and Camilo Olaya. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Genene Kammerer and Mary Wilson. Paul Dodd and Peggy Vancleef.

Jayme Golden and Jayne Johnson. John Rodgaard and James King. Kim Rebec, Christian Rebec and Dave Rebec.

A day at the races: Crews give all in East District regatta

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Wildlife Refuge. goon for pre-race warmups. At that took between 4 1/2 minutes to 6 1/2
[email protected] By 7:30 a.m., after finishing well- point, the coaching had been done minutes, depending on the size and
and all that awaited were the results type of the shell and the condition-
As the sun rose last Saturday morn- balanced breakfasts provided by par- of their intense training. ing level of the team, said SCC head
ing, burning off a thick fog, middle, ents and supporters, the student ath- coach Ethan Shoemaker.
junior and high school rowing teams letes fell into deep discussions with At 8:30 a.m., the first of 28 races
from along the East Coast began friends and fellow competitors while began with the men’s varsity single, It’s an all-out act of physical ex-
prepping for the day’s races at the skimming the shoreline looking for won by Vero Beach High School. Ev- ertion that he likened to running
2017 Florida Scholastic Rowing Asso- jellyfish and horseshoe crabs. They ery 10 minutes until the end of the a sprint for a full six minutes. His
ciation East District Championship. had already set out their oars, hoist- day, a new race started and a new teams, which train two hours a day,
Hosted for the first time by Space ed the long, expensive racing shells winner was declared. The teams will six days a week at Paddles and Oars
Coast Crew, the regatta was held at off the trailers and onto racks and advance to the April 29-30 statewide Club in Indian Harbour Beach, are
Parrish Park in Titusville, within attached the outriggers, and would FSRA Sweep Championship in Sara- used to winning. His program has
sight of the Merritt Island National soon launch into the Indian River La- sota. grown from 52 kids in 2012 to about 110
today.
Concurrently, the Brevard Cup was
being contested, with Space Coast SCC is a multi-school team, com-
Crew emerging as the winner for an prised of Holy Trinity Academy, Mel-
unprecedented fifth year in a row; bourne Central Catholic, Edgewood Jr./
more than twice the consecutive vic- Sr., Palm Bay, Satellite, Florida Prepara-
tories of any other team in history. tory Academy, West Shore Jr./Sr., Merritt
Island, Viera, Bayside, Brevard Academy
Melbourne High, the only school in of Excellence and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr.
Brevard with a crew program, fielded
a team of 40 athletes under the guid- The other competitors were Halifax
ance of longtime coach Jon Lothian. Rowing Association of Daytona Beach,
The team, which trains out of Bal- Treasure Coast and Intrepid Rowing
lard Park, came loaded with family, Clubs from Martin County, St. Edward’s
friends and fans. School in Vero Beach and Sebastian
River High School.
The course on this day was being
run from east to west and into a 10- In all, about 200 young people com-
mph headwind with light chop. Row- peted amid the cheers, cowbells and
ers had to traverse the 1,500-meter horns of hundreds of supporters lining
course with smooth, synchronous the shore.
movement if they hoped to power
across the finish line first. Each race For a full list of results, visit row2k.
com. 

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SEEN & SCENE

Sean Klingler and Rob Craig. Rachel Barbour and Katie Erickson. Brandon Collins, Evie Flaugh and Ana Gabriela Alvarez.



ARCHITECTURAL
PERSPECTIVE IS
PILLORGÉ’S FORTE

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ARTS & THEATRE

Bedouin art show offers peek into fascinating culture

STORY BY ELLEN FISCHER COLUMNIST tional traders; Belt, silver with bells. PHOTOS BY ELLEN FISCHER been replaced by the jeep and the
the tribal confederations of the Bani
Through April 29, visitors to the Khalid and the Ajman near the Arabian cated to hospitality,” notes Navaroli. SUV. The camel saddle, camel trapping
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts on Gulf; and, in the southwest, the Bani
the campus of Florida Institute of Malik tribe and the once-nomadic A visit to a traditional Bedouin and camel’s milk serving bowl in the
Technology will get a savory taste of population of Najran, a city near the
the arts and crafts of an all-but-van- border with Yemen. home would typically last three show are things of the past.
ished culture. Traditional Arts of the
Bedouin is a 58-piece traveling exhi- For this exhibition, the Funk Cen- days, she says. “The idea being that “A lot of what you see in this exhi-
bition from the University of Central ter’s L-shaped gallery has been di-
Missouri. The objects on display – vided into three parts: the first con- you are under the protection of the bition are essentially dying arts. The
mostly of Saudi Arabian origin, with tains objects of wood and metal used
a couple of pieces from Yemen and in Bedouin daily life; the second gal- head of the household for as long as weaving, and especially the jewelry
Syria – represent a tiny percentage of lery features men’s and women’s at-
the more than 2,000 Middle Eastern tire; and the third gallery, which dis- you have their food in your stomach,” – these things simply don’t exist any-
objects in UCM’s McClure Archives plays a small but stunning collection
and University Museum. of Bedouin jewelry, is largely devoted she adds. more. Not only are the tastes of the
to hands-on educational activities.
The collector of those treasures Tailor-made for Traditional Arts of Central to Bedouin hospitality was people changing, the artisans aren’t
was Paul J. Nance, a Missourian who the Bedouin, the activities gallery is
worked for 35 years for the Saudi Ara- the brainchild of the FIT gallery staff. the elaborate coffee ceremony. Bearing there any more to craft them,” Nava-
bian petroleum company Aramco.
The Nance Collection, donated to “Because it is a traveling show, we witness to this, a gorgeously beaded roli says.
the University of Central Missouri in wanted to make sure to put our own
2003, is said to be largest of its kind mark on it,” says Keidra Navaroli, and befringed leather pouch for stor- The second gallery displays cloth-
in the U.S. assistant director of the Ruth Funk
Center. ing the valuable beans is on display, ing for men, women and children, in-
On exhibit at the Funk are a se-
lection of garments, jewelry and In addition to the exhibition’s de- as well as a forged iron coffee-roast- cluding a well-to-do man’s summer
the artifacts of Bedouin hospitality: lightful educational adjunct, the
utensils and vessels employed in the bold graphics (borrowed from Bed- ing pan with attached rake; nearby, and winter outfits and headgear, as
roasting, brewing and serving of cof- ouin textile designs) and two camel
fee. Also on display are objects that silhouettes that adorn the gallery a small wood box into which the hot well as women’s colorful pieced and
relate to the importance of animals – walls were the work of the Funk’s Di-
specifically, the camel and the falcon rector of Collections, Sarah Smith, beans were poured to cool off is sat- beaded dresses, a black abaya, and
– on the lives of those nomads. and its Assistant Collections Man-
ager, Madeline Sweeney. isfyingly charred inside. Three coffee a girl’s shawl. (A Bedouin cape and
Like the Native American peoples
who lived throughout North Ameri- Glancing around the first gallery, pots, called dallah, are also on display. dress on display in the building’s
ca, the Bedouin are comprised of dis- the visitor might notice the number of
tinct tribes that once ruled the des- objects dedicated to coffee drinking. Navaroli notes that all the metal mezzanine are from the Funk’s col-
erts of the Arabian Peninsula without
respect to the modern division of na- “It was interesting to me to learn work on view – including the wom- lection; they are a recent gift of In-
tions there. how much of Bedouin life was dedi-
en’s silver jewelry – was done by arti- dian Harbour Beach resident Rose-
A map near the entrance of the ex-
hibition focuses on Saudi Arabia as sans in the towns the Bedou- mary Levine.) A woman’s
the locus for some of the communi-
ties and tribes whose artifacts are on ins encountered in face covering is the
view. These include the inhabitants of
Unaizah, a city in central Saudi Arabia their travels. Weav- oldest object
that was a stopping place for Muslim
pilgrims, tribal caravans and interna- ing, a portable craft, on display. Or-

was done by Bedou- namented with

in women. silver coins and

Examples of weav- commercial shirt

ing on display include buttons, it dates

two camel bags. One to the 1880s, with

finely woven example later additions.

was created in 1940, just If you go to view

prior to the industrializa- the show’s objects,

tion of Saudi Arabia. Next you will stay for its ed-

to it, a loosely woven affair ucational activity cen-

with long, messy fringe nev- ter in the third gallery.

er saw the side of a camel. There you can relax in

That’s because it was made a recreated Bedouin tent.

circa 1980, for the western Constructed by Mel-

tourist trade. bourne artist Jason Reed,

“There’s the romantic the tent was set up and

idea that the Bedouin furnished with pillows

are these iconic no- and floor and wall cov-

mads, riding on a cam- erings by FIT’s Omani

el,” says Navaroli, who PHOITnOcSeBnYsEeLLBEuNrFnISeCrH. ER Student Association.
explains that in the 40 Two textiles lent by Falasi-
years Paul Nance lived ri Oriental Rugs in Vero Beach

in Saudi Arabia, he saw traditional add a finishing touch to the inviting

Bedouin crafts fade away. display.

“The discovery of oil in 1930 and At the jewelry station, you can make

the industrialization that followed your own Bedouin baubles from shiny

it transformed the country and re- tinfoil strips. Or you can watch a video

ally affected the way of life for a lot on Bedouin life, and then compose a

of people living there,” says Navaroli. Bedouin poem – in English – on a mag-

Today, the nomadic dependence netic word board (poetry examples

on the camel for transportation has provided). Finally, you can sit a spell



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 ARTS & THEATRE

Napping Under a Newspaper. grabbing hold of it.” COMING UP: PIANO PRODIGY
Pillorgé brought some of KEYS MELBOURNE CONCERT
PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
his work over for Ludwig to STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER 2 Down the road a piece, Blue
perform in a little concert at Con- take a look at, she recalls. [email protected] Cypress Bluegrass will fill Se-
necticut College all those years ago, “On the face of it the topic is
he was a goner. ho-hum, but his execution was 1 The 9-year- bastian’s Riverview Park with the
so amazing and so wonderful. The old piano down-home plunk of the banjo and its
As in everything he pursues, Pillorgé more I saw of his work, the more I re-
sought out professionals and took art alized that this guy is on to something. prodigy Jacob stringed pals this Friday at the April
lessons first in Maryland and then at He’s a really terrific artist.”
the Vero Beach Museum of Art with On another level, Pillorgé’s work is Velasquez plays Concerts in the Park event, 5:30 p.m.
Dawn Miller and Deborah Gooch. Mill- perfectly in tune with the Center, ex-
er helped him to get down the anatomy plains Ludwig. “The whole idea of ev- at the Scott Cen- to 8 p.m. The free series is brought
of the human figure and Gooch worked eryday people and places is what the
with him to loosen things up a bit. center is all about. We’re not all great ter at Holy Trinity to you by the Sebastian River Area
at everything. We’re never going to be
Gooch wasn’t the first to realize her good at everything. We have to get over in Melbourne this Chamber of Commerce in partner-
humble student had something spe- that in our lives. His work represents
cial. He had already won top honors in everybody, everywhere. It gives an au- Sunday, in his de- ship with the City of Sebastian. Grab
human figure drawing from the Acad- thenticity to our own experiences.”
emy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. What most people would pass by but with the Space your lawn chair and blanket, find a
And twice he has taken first place in without a second thought, Pillorgé
the Vero Beach Art Club’s Art by the Sea stops to watch. An elderly lady read- Coast Symphony spot under a tree or on the grass, and
exhibition. ing the newspaper on a cold winter
day at Panera has a crutch leaning Orchestra. The enjoy a laid-back Friday evening along
Of their teachers and mentors against her chair. From Pillorgé’s
Debbie Pillorgé says, “These people perspective, one wonders why she SCSO is performing the Indian River. There’s always food
have really made it meaningful for needs the crutch, where she’s come Jacob Velasquez. Mozart Symphony and refreshments for sale from New
us. They’ve taught us so much and from and what she will be doing lat-
been so encouraging. That is one er that day. The painting draws the No. 40, aka “the York Nicks Hot Dogs, Woody’s BBQ,
common element for both music and viewer into her story.
art. You are going to get better at it, In a recent review, Warren Obluck great G-minor symphony,” with guest Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ice and pop-
but it’s work.” describes Pillorgé’s work as painterly,
comparing his style to the likes of Tou- conductor Maestro Michael Hall. Velas- corn from the Lions Club of Sebastian.
According to Carol Ludwig, the Cen- louse-Lautrec, Matisse and Larry Riv-
ter for Spiritual Care director, it was ers. He extols his use of light and per- quez, the young phenom from Miami, During the break, you’ll have a chance
Gooch that first brought Pillorgé’s work spective. “As a result, even in his most
to her attention. Florida-centric pieces we see the sun- has been diagnosed with a type of high to win one of the giveaways from local
rise, not in the sky but soaking into the
“She spoke to me about him and said sand of an early morning beach.” functioning autism, and he’ll perform merchants.
this guy has only been painting eight or As for the man behind the art, Lud-
10 years but he’s amazing. He’s really wig says, “This is a man who has had Haydn’s piano Concerto No. 11 in D ma-
a huge career with an international
architectural firm doing stuff all over jor – from memory. Velasquez has ap- 3 1964: The Tribute, a Beatles trib-
the world. You would think he might peared on numerous TV shows, includ- ute band, will appear at the King
be full of himself but he’s humble
and eager and curious and always ing “Good Morning America” and “The Center in Melbourne Saturday. 1964:
learning.”
View.” His appearance comes dur- The Tribute
The reception for “Everyday Life and
Places” is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the ing Autism Awareness Month “to has toured the
Center for Spiritual Care, located at 24th
Street.  shine a light on the capabilities of county for two

those with the developmental dis- decades recreat-

order,” promoters say. ing an early-’60s

He’s been amazing the clas- live Beatles

sical music world since he was concert with

5, when he was admitted to the period instru-

National Musicians Guild af- ments, clothing,

ter flawlessly performing 10 hairstyles and

classical pieces from memory. onstage banter.

The concert will include the With an accu-
Southeastern U.S. premiere of 1964: The Tribute Band.
racy achieved

American composer Michael through 20

Daugherty’s “Nothing Bitter Suite” for years of research and performance,

chamber orchestra. SCSO Conductor the show brings audiences back to that

and Artistic Director Aaron T. Collins once-in-a-lifetime moment in musical

calls Velasquez “an incredibly talented history when John, Paul, George and

performer in addition to being a happy Ringo started the British invasion and

little boy who idolizes Yanni and Tay- changed musical history forever. Cur-

lor Swift.” The concert begins at 3 p.m. tain is 8 p.m. 



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hen his stepbrother starved to death Nyarier Niey, right, and his son-in-law James Gawar, But aid workers fear the government is intention-
in January, Matthew Yaw buried him center, who fled Mayendit, are being hosted by Simon ally denying aid to regions where it says residents
in the sand next to the family’s shack support the rebels. The U.S. deputy ambassador to
of sticks and plastic, one more grave Gadiet, left, in Ganyiel. the United Nations, Michelle Sisson, said last week
at the epicenter of the world’s most severe hunger that the government’s actions “may amount to delib-
crisis. people have been killed. More than 40 percent of erate starvation tactics.”
It is a man-made disaster – born not of drought or South Sudan’s 12 million people are now classified as
floods but a vicious conflict that destroyed the live- “food insecure.” There are now more than 70 checkpoints on the
lihoods of farmers like Yaw and then prevented aid 400-mile stretch of road between the capital and
workers from entering their villages. The warring parties – particularly government Bentiu, a major city north of Mayendit, with soldiers
A U.N. declaration of famine in February was sup- troops – have restricted humanitarian assistance in and other armed men demanding money or food
posed to bring a surge of assistance to this northern ways large and small. Some of their actions appear to before allowing aid trucks to continue.
county, Mayendit. But within days, the South Suda- be brute thuggery, like the theft by soldiers last sum-
nese government ordered aid workers to leave ahead mer of more than 4,000 tons of food from a ware- At least 80 times a month, according to a U.N. tally,
of a planned offensive, and the area was soon con- house in Juba, the capital, enough to feed 220,000 the South Sudanese authorities and rebels reject per-
sumed with fighting. people for a month. mits for planes to take off bearing emergency food or
Yaw and his neighbors have been reduced to eating medical aid, or deny access to entire cities. Humani-
waterlilies and an occasional fish from a nearby river. tarian groups were recently stunned to learn that the
The few relief workers who managed to visit Mayendit government was considering requiring a $10,000 li-
county in recent days saw people languishing half- na- cense for every foreign aid worker in the country.
ked. Their clothes had been burned in the last attack.
There are now four hunger crises across the South Sudanese officials say that the government
Middle East and Africa in what is emerging as the doesn’t have a policy of obstructing aid, but that the
greatest humanitarian disaster since World War II, country’s dire economic situation has led to rogue
according to the United Nations. In each place – Ni- soldiers making their own demands.
geria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan – aid workers
are being blocked from reaching the needy, in some “Individual officers might stop a humanitarian
cases by insurgents, in others by soldiers or bureau- convoy and harass humanitarian workers, but that
cratic restrictions. Twenty million people across the doesn’t represent the view of the government,” said
four countries could starve if they don’t quickly get Hussein Mar, the minister of humanitarian affairs.
help, according to the United Nations. “In a war situation, there are people who will take the
“When you get one month of food for three law into their own hands.”
months, you go hungry,” said Yaw, 37, a tall man who
leaned on a stick, his ankle shattered last year by a South Sudanese leaders on both sides of the con-
bullet as he fled the fighting. flict rarely acknowledge the impact of their restric-
Five years ago, the world celebrated South Sudan’s tions on aid workers.
emergence as the world’s newest country, following
a peace process with Sudan that was championed by “It is extraordinary in a place where a famine has
Washington. But in 2013, a clash broke out between been declared for the first time in five years that
the nation’s president and vice president, soon be- we’re not hearing more from the leadership about
coming a broader ethnic conflict. As many as 50,000 the problems facing the people,” David Shearer, the
top U.N. official in South Sudan, said in an interview.

Aid workers are often caught in the crossfire. In
2015, there were 31 attacks against relief workers in
South Sudan, more than any other country in the
world, according to the Aid Worker Security Database
maintained by the research group Humanitarian

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Outcomes. The findings for 2016 have not yet been Nyakuma Tap, left, and her older sister Nyakuoth Kuol of violence ravaged the county, eroding the ability of
released. Seventy-nine aid workers have been killed say an attack in October by armed men destroyed their local farmers and herders to provide for themselves.
since the war began, including six who were slain a
week ago Saturday in an ambush on the road from home in the village of Dablual in Mayendit. Aid officials warned again and again that the
Juba to Pibor, in the east. county was falling apart. Without a political solution
THE WASHINGTON POST to the war, they said, they would be racing to keep
In Mayendit, one of two regions officially expe- people alive after each clash. That political solution
riencing famine, the greatest barrier to reaching ernment was restricting assistance to starve those it never came.
starving residents has been the near-constant fight- perceived as its enemies, including women and chil-
ing between government forces and rebels. In some dren in rebel-held regions like Mayendit. But the aid Aid workers watched helplessly as the situation
cases, even after the United Nations airdropped food, officials, fearing that their efforts will be further im- deteriorated. Employees of an Italian development
soldiers ransacked villages and stole the provisions peded, have been reluctant to speak publicly about organization, Intersos, described how students and
from civilians. such tactics. teachers in its schools were forcibly recruited by
armed groups on both sides of the conflict. Over
Last week, on a scorching afternoon, a small team of “When the government carries out a counterin- time, as fighters destroyed crops and stole livestock,
FOOD INSECURITY: surgency campaign, they end up treating civilians as hunger began to stalk the region.
the enemy,” said one senior relief official.
SOURCES: FEWS AND AIDWORKERSECURITY.ORG When the schoolchildren spotted aid airplanes fly-
Mayendit’s descent into famine took years, as spurts ing overhead, preparing to drop bags of sorghum or
U.N. officials landed in Mayendit in a white helicopter, maize, they ran out of the classroom singing “Babaje,”
trying to figure out what they could do to improve their or “Father has come.” But there were long gaps be-
access to the hungry. It was a particularly tense mo- tween those drops – not just because of the fighting
ment. Eight aid workers from the North Carolina-based but because the United Nations has enough money
charity Samaritan’s Purse had recently been detained in to regularly feed only a fraction of the South Sudanese
the area for a day by rebels. There were rumors that gov- in need of aid.
ernment forces were planning another attack.
“The children stopped coming to school because
“They can’t behave like this and expect humani- their parents told them to hunt for fruit,” said Her-
tarians to continue going in,” said Joyce Luma, the bert Mayemba, a health officer for Intersos.
World Food Program (WFP) country director, who
was on the trip. Famine was declared in Mayendit and neighbor-
ing Leer county in February, meaning that at least
The U.N. team disappeared into a small, run-down 30 percent of the population was acutely malnour-
building with rebel leaders. They had become accus- ished, and that two adults or four children per 10,000
tomed to this kind of negotiation – nearly every food people were dying each day. The lack of food wasn’t
drop, convoy and official visit requiring a litany of the only problem – cholera had broken out because
permits and diplomatic entreaties. A WFP team now of the scarcity of clean water and poor sanitation.
keeps a satellite phone with dozens of numbers for And people continued to die from the violence itself,
rebel and government commanders at hand. particularly bullet wounds.

In some cases, relief workers have been able to per- The only hospital in the region, located in Leer,
suade commanders to delay offensives while they de- was looted four times in two years, with medicine,
liver bags of food. But in many others, they have not. equipment and fuel stolen. Doctors Without Bor-
ders, the global medical charity, closed the hospital
In Juba, aid officials said privately that the gov- last year and instead dispatched small, lesser-re-
sourced health teams to Mayendit.

“We see Mayendit as a place badly in need of help,
but it’s just too dangerous for us to work there,” said
an official from one organization that had pulled its
staff from the county. He spoke on the condition of
anonymity because he was afraid to be seen as criti-
cizing the government.

These days, even the most basic illnesses can’t be
treated.

In the village of Dablual, a 50-year-old woman
named Nyatuai Dem said she had been suffer-
ing from diarrhea for over a week after subsisting
on nothing but waterlilies. She hadn’t received any
treatment for the illness, which can be fatal. Her fam-
ily wrapped a piece of fabric around her stomach and
pulled it tight as an attempted fix.

Thousands of other people have poured out of
the county, walking for days to reach displacement
camps like one in Ganyiel.

“We came here because we were tired of our food
being stolen,” said James Gawar, 35. “Our children
were sick. We needed a place where there was help.”

About 80,000 people have decided to stay in May-
endit. For now, Matthew Yaw is one of them. He can’t
walk without pain, and he’s not sure he would survive
the journey from his home in Dablual to a displace-
ment camp.

From his shack, he can see the farmland where he
once grew maize. He pointed with his walking stick
to the fields in the distance.

“We used to be able to cultivate for ourselves. We
didn’t need any help,” he said. “Now we can just wait
for the next donations.” 



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Alan Burdick’s fascinating and to do, whereas when I have all the time ican time is only a “fancy average.” impair, too much temporal pressure
eclectic 10-year odyssey in search of in the world, I seem to get nothing Arriving at Universal Coordinated can oppress. Trying to shed his own
the meaning of time is “a mostly scien- done? Is there a clock in us that counts ticking internal clock, Burdick, now a
tific investigation” that takes him from the seconds, hours, days, like the clock Time for the world is a matter of con- father of two toddlers with a book con-
New York to Paris to the Arctic, from a in a computer? sensus. “The world’s best time … is tract, lights out for Toolik Field Station
100-foot Zero Gravity Free Fall in Dal- produced by a committee,” Burdick in the Arctic, 125 miles north of Fair-
las to a claustrophobic MRI machine Burdick ultimately is less concerned writes. “Time is what everyone agrees banks, Alaska. “What does biological
peering inside his brain, and from with external time – with the physics the time is.” time look like at its most bare?” he asks
the writings of Aristotle, Augustine and math of cosmology – than with as he trudges through a landscape of
and William James to meetings with the biology, neuroscience and psychol- Having shown that official time is permafrost tundra during polar sum-
behavioral neuroscientists, cogni- ogy of time. An award-winning science a social construction, Burdick dem- mer and eats in a perpetually open
tive psychologists and time research- writer rather than a scientist, he feels onstrates the deep biological roots of mess hall. There are no sunsets in these
ers nationwide. It also takes him on a emboldened by the current limits of timekeeping that go back to microbes extreme conditions and Burdick’s cir-
personal journey and a reckoning with scientific understanding. “If scientists and the origin of life on Earth. The cir- cadian rhythm becomes confused as
himself, because time turns out to be agree on anything, it’s that nobody cadian clock, the 24-hour oscillation the days flow into one another and 24
the most intimate of topics, inherently knows enough about time and that this linked to the Earth’s diurnal rotation, is hours, or any hours, loses meaning.
subjective, despite Burdick’s best ef- lack of knowledge is surprising given one of the most fundamental and ubiq- He experiences timelessness but also
forts to describe it objectively. how pervasive and integral time is to uitous cycles on the planet. This pre- misses his kids’ birthdays.
our lives.” cise, molecular, timekeeping machine
Reminding us that we have no direct not only exists in each cell of our body Burdick’s chief guide and touchstone
receptor organ for apprehending time, Burdick begins by demolishing the – and in all animals, plants and fungi on this journey is Augustine and his
such as our retina for light photons or idea of one single, uniform and “true” – but it manifests in the most primitive “strange and riveting” “Confessions,”
our nose for scent molecules, Burdick time for the world. He visits the Inter- life-forms, cyanobacteria, where three often considered the first autobiogra-
sets out to understand what time really national Bureau of Weights and Mea- proteins keep time. These billion-year- phy (which Burdick interestingly re-
is and how we perceive it. sures near Paris where input from old proteins tick independently of genes gards as “a memoir of evasion”). Au-
about 50 master atomic clocks repre- and DNA; even when they are removed gustine saw time as “a window onto the
“Why did time seem to last longer senting 58 member nations is continu- from the cell and placed in a test tube, soul” but his introspective approach
when we were children? Does the ex- ously processed, analyzed, compared they continue ticking! “plucked time from the realm of phys-
perience of time really slow down when and weighted to produce monthly ics and placed it squarely in what we
you’re in a car crash? How is it that I’m a retrospective average world time Nowhere is this dependence of life now call psychology.” His ideas would
more productive when I have too much known as Universal Coordinated Time on synchronization with circadian not only inform centuries of philoso-
(UCT). And UCT is a modification of rhythms more evident than in new- phers but lead to today’s primary con-
International Atomic Time (IAT) based borns. As exhibit A, Burdick cites the cern with time as an internal experi-
on a cesium atom that undergoes more birth of his twin boys, Leo and Joshua, ence, “a property of the mind.”
than 9 billion quantum vibrations per who will form a series of illustrative
second. When atomic clocks became examples as they grow up. After an in- After traveling halfway across the
the world standard in the 1960s, they timate acquaintance with time in the world, reviewing millennia of phi-
revealed that the Earth’s 24-hour rota- womb via dopamine and melatonin losophy and a century of science and
tion is marginally slowing. This means secreted by their mother – these neuro- speaking to countless time research-
that the length of each day is increas- chemicals “play a critical role in syncing ers in countless labs, Burdick admits
ing by a second every few years and the fetus’s master clock to the external he has not succeeded in solving the
that “leap seconds” must be periodi- time of day” – birth jettisons Leo and ultimate mystery of time. He worries
cally added to IAT to sync it with the Joshua into “temporal chaos,” leaving that “timing research runs the risk of
planet. Meanwhile, our cellphones and them temporarily clockless. No one in spreading itself too thin” and he han-
computer clocks in the United States the house can sleep until the working kers for an “overarching scheme that
are constantly receiving updated times circadian clock in the newborn’s hypo- will bring order and consistency to a
from a dozen atomic clocks in two labo- thalamus has been synchronized with sprawling field.” 
ratories in Maryland and Colorado run the rest of the infant’s brain and body
by the National Institute of Standards and entrained to the local environment, WHY TIME FLIES
and Technology, itself linked to GPS especially to sunlight. A Mostly Scientific Investigation
satellites synchronized to the U.S. Na-
val Observatory and its ensemble of 70 Learning about time takes time, as By Alan Burdick
atomic clocks. Even ultraprecise Amer- Burdick and his wife, Susan, discover Simon & Schuster. 299 pp. $28
during a sleepless year.
Review by Doron Weber,
If an inadequate sense of time can The Washington Post

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So many issues in the inbox with this workplace tryst

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST jealous when they go out together. Especially or adjust your perspective on clown suits. So far,
when she gets to experience new things with you’ve chosen trust and optimism and not acting
Hi, Carolyn: I have been hav- him. My head is swimming in emotions, and on your ultimatumish impulses. Nicely done. Now
ing an affair with my older, mar- I am having difficulty discerning what emo- take that maturity one better and include her in
ried boss for six months (he’s 44 tions and behaviors are appropriate. Am I the next choice you make: Admit you’re finding it
and I’m 28). We are in love. We wrong to demand she sever the relationship hard to see her with her ex, admit you’re at a loss,
obviously haven’t told anyone in entirely? Am I wrong to demand she limit acknowledge it’s her choice to make and then ask
the office, but he says he thinks her time with him? I do believe the amount what she’d do in your place. Become closer to her,
people are catching on to us and of time she spends with him will diminish as in your way, and allow her also to know you. 
that we shouldn’t be so chatty to- our relationship progresses. What do I do in
gether at work anymore. That’s the meantime?
fine, except now I have the oppor-
tunity to pursue a promotion within the company. – Emotional Swimmer
He has also asked me NOT to apply for the position
because it would involve our working at the same Keep swimming. It is a vale of tears and
level and our relationship would look even more all.
suspicious to the rest of the office. I am qualified
for this promotion and really want the recognition. I hope it will make you feel better to know
that you’re normal, because that’s all I’ve
– Help got. Facts are facts: At the moment, he is
closer to your girlfriend than you are – and
Don’t you just hate it when your immorality may stay that way. Your jealousy makes
gets in the way of your career? perfect sense.

End the affair regardless; be horrified at his re- Acting on it, in any way whatsoever,
quest; apply for the promotion; be realistic and doesn’t. It’s not appropriate to demand she
dust off your résumé; and look at thyself in the sever the relationship entirely; it’s not appropri-
mirror. You have more than one opportunity here ate to demand she limit her time with him; it’s not
to rise. appropriate to demand she stop chain-smoking,
gambling her car payment and wearing a clown
Dear Carolyn: I have recently started seeing a suit to church, if that’s how she chooses to live.
wonderful young woman who has a serious ex- It’s her life to run – deftly, badly, nobly, amorally,
boyfriend as a best friend (they dated for two years kindly, cruelly – and that includes whom she sees.
and lived together for a year). While I do believe the What you get to choose is your response, whether
romance is over between them, I cannot help being it be to break up, stay put, express how you feel



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Vitrectomy: Vacuuming up ‘floaters’ for better eyesight

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Floaters, it turns out, are some- Dr. Robert Reinauer. “sucks out” floaters and the vitreous
[email protected] thing of an age-related numbers debris that causes them. Meanwhile,
game and Reinauer uses percentages PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE nearly all the vitreous gel within the
Floaters, in everyday parlance, are to make that point. eye is also removed and replaced by
those hard-to-define shapes (often terior vitreous separation as time a sterile saline solution which, Rein-
called specks, strings, amoeba-like “Everybody,” says the likable Rein- goes on – 40 percent of patients over auer says, “your body re-filters over
illusions or cobwebs) that sometimes auer, “will get floaters or have a pos- 40 years old have it; 50 percent over about 24-36 hours.”
appear – seemingly out of nowhere – 50; 60 percent over 60 years old; and
within our field of vision. 70 percent over 70. By the time you’re But the results are both immediate
90, 90 percent of patients have vitre- and impressive.
Medically speaking, these annoy- ous gel come off the back of the eye.”
ing floaters are complex, but the good “I would say 95 percent, if not more,
news is there is now a safe and effec- The Mayo Clinic confirms “most of patients who have it done in one
tive way to get rid of them. eye floaters are caused by age-related eye [immediately] want it done in the
changes inside the vitreous cham- other eye,” says Reinauer.
Dr. Robert Reinauer at Vero Beach’s ber of the eye,” says the Rochester,
New Vision Eye Center explains. Minn.-based healthcare institution. “But what I really like,” he contin-
“Microscopic fibers within the vitre- ues, “is that my patients are happy.”
“Floaters,” Reinauer says, “are ous tend to clump together and cast
mainly vitreous. You have a vitreous tiny shadows on the retina which is And that happiness comes in many
gel in the center of your eye and that’s what appears to us as floaters. They forms. One in particular clearly
what makes up the majority of your become more and more common touched Reinauer.
eye. A basketball is filled with air. The with age.”
eye is filled with mainly vitreous gel.” “I had one gentleman who would
The best way to eliminate floaters, volunteer for his church. He would
“That vitreous gel is a jello-type according to Reinauer, is a procedure drive the school bus for kids – go
substance,” Reinauer continues, known as a “vitrectomy.” pick them up and take them on field
“that is 98 percent water and about trips,” but because of severe float-
2 percent collagen. That’s collagen – Even a cursory description of that ers, says the 38-year-old Reinauer,
like in our skin – and as time goes on, procedure is probably not for the “he had to quit doing that. We did his
it wrinkles and shrinks and will pull squeamish. An outpatient surgery vitrectomy surgery on both eyes and
away from the back of the eye. That’s with local anesthesia, a vitrectomy he said, ‘You know what? I finally feel
what creates floaters.” safe enough that I can go back to do-
ing those bus trips again.’”
For the record, floaters are not a
symptom of any sight-stealing dis- Reinauer, who served his residency
ease or condition, but they do pose at Detroit’s famed Kresge Eye Insti-
risks and problems for many. tute, has now performed over a thou-
sand vitrectomy procedures here in
The National Eye Institute says Vero Beach.
that while the vast majority of people
learn to ignore these visual anoma- The smile on Reinauer’s face does
lies, roughly 10 percent of the U.S. momentarily fade when the topic of
population suffers a more extreme another “floater-removal” procedure
form of visual impairment due to comes up. The ones that use lasers.
f loaters.
Laser vitreolysis, or laser removal
According to the American Soci- of floaters, is not what it says it is, ac-
ety of Retina Specialists, floaters can cording to Reinauer. “You do not re-
in some cases persistently interfere move anything when you use a laser.”
with a person’s vision. That can make Instead, he explains, “you are break-
simple tasks such as reading or even ing [floaters] up into small pieces. In
safely navigating a flight of stairs other words,” he continues, “you’re
more difficult. taking a big problem and making it
into multiple small problems and
They can also make driving a car hoping that those multiple small
safely a nearly impossible task. problems are an improvement.”

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Will phosphate additives be the next taboo ingredient?

STORY BY CHRISTY BRISSETTE THE WASHINGTON POST Working Group, the impact of phos- Associations between higher phos- In the Framingham Offspring Study,
phate additives on our health is of phorus intake or higher phosphate high-normal phosphate blood levels
Fast-food chains are in the hot seat “moderate concern,” since much of the concentrations in the blood and higher were found to be a predictor of heart
yet again for using questionable ingre- research is based on associations rath- mortality are found not only in people attacks. Emerging research has also
dients in their products. This time, it’s er than cause-and-effect relationships. with chronic kidney disease (who need linked higher intakes of phosphorus to
something most people would consider to limit their intake of phosphorus), but a negative impact on bone health.
to be healthy: grilled chicken breasts. For some phosphate experts, the link also in the general population.
to health risks is enough of a reason to Does your favorite food or drink
I’m one of the instigators. I was con- limit the use of these additives. If you High-normal levels of phosphate in company use phosphate additives?
tacted by the producers of “CBC Mar- take a look at the scientific literature, the blood are linked to a higher risk of Write to them and ask for a change.
ketplace,” an investigative consumer the links between ingesting too much cardiovascular disease, calcium de- There are other ingredients that can
TV program, to examine the nutrition phosphorus and negative health out- posits and hardening of the arteries in be used instead that aren’t linked to
and ingredients in fast-food chicken comes are difficult to ignore. the heart, even in healthy young men. health problems. 
breasts.

Along with sodium, that common nu-
trition and health scapegoat, there was
a group of ingredients I flagged that the
producers had never heard of before:
phosphate additives. And they’re in
so much more than fast food chicken.
Mark my words, phosphate additives
will be the trans-fats of the future – once
prevalent throughout our food supply,
trans-fats eventually were banned due
to overwhelming evidence of their neg-
ative impact on human health.

Phosphorus is a mineral that’s natu-
rally found in milk products, nuts, eggs
and poultry. We need phosphorus in
our diets for bone health and other key
functions, such as making protein and
helping our body store energy.

In the form of phosphate com-
pounds, phosphorus can also be added
to food and beverages. These additives
help baked goods rise, they act as emul-
sifiers in processed cheese and canned
soup, they add flavor to cola and color
to frozen French fries. They also can be
added to meat, poultry and seafood to
help the protein bind more water, mak-
ing it juicier after freezing and reheat-
ing.

Olga Naidenko, an Environmental
Working Group senior science adviser,
is concerned that the prevalence of
phosphorus additives in all types of
packaged foods has led to the average
American consuming more phospho-
rus than is recommended.

Add to this the fact that while only
40 percent to 60 percent of phosphorus
naturally found in foods is absorbed by
the body, 90 percent of phosphate ad-
ditives are thought to be absorbed, ac-
cording to a study by the National Cen-
ter for Biotechnology Information.

It seems possible that we could
be getting too much phosphorus. So
what’s the risk of overdoing it on this
mineral?

According to Megan McSeveney,
press officer for the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, every type of phos-
phate additive is “considered by the
FDA to be safe for its intended use in
food.”

But not all experts agree.
According to the Environmental



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FINE & CASUAL DINING

Maison Martinique: Quite nice, but not at THAT price

REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU COLUMNIST Crab Cakes. New York Strip Aupoivre.
[email protected]
for Maison Martinique prices, Vero to- [email protected] PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
Once upon a time, Maison Mar- day offers a number of better dining op-
tinique was one of Vero’s top restau- tions. The reviewer is a beachside resident French Onion
rants – a pricey place, to be sure, but who dines anonymously at restaurants at Soup.
certainly the island’s classiest dining I welcome your comments, and en- the expense of this newspaper. 
spot, and arguably its best. courage you to send feedback to me at Halibut with Crab Crust.

Now, after a few rough years, Maison Brevard restaurant reviewer HOURS
Martinique is a good restaurant again. Daily, 5 pm to 9 pm
Management has brought in two vet- The Melbourne Beachsider is looking for a freelance food critic to write weekly
eran chefs, Chet Parrotti and Patrick reviews of restaurants in Brevard County. Until we find the right person, we will BEVERAGES
Hughes, and they are turning out good continue to run reviews in this space by our Vero Beach restaurant reviewer. If you Full bar
dishes – some better than good. have food expertise and think you can help Beachsider readers with their dining
choices, please send a resume and a 600-word review of a restaurant you recently ADDRESS
But having said that, Maison Marti- 1601 South Ocean Drive
nique is not what it used to be. Rarely visited to [email protected]
does this South Beach restaurant come Vero Beach
up any longer in discussions of Vero’s PHONE
top places to dine. Asked to describe
this restaurant today, the adjective (772) 231-7299
that most frequently survives
from a decade ago is pricey.

Last Wednesday, our party
of two arrived for our reserva-
tion at 7:30, and were ushered
into the slightly faded ele-
gance of the Bamboo Room. A
very attentive server, Rebecca,
quickly took our order for a cou-
ple of glasses of wine.

I decided to start with Maison
Martinique’s soup du jour ($9), on
this evening a Mediterranean seafood
chowder, and my husband opted for
the pulpo salad ($16), sliced tender
octopus tossed with red onions, grape
tomatoes, and celery with olive oil and
lemon served over arugula.

My tomato-based chowder was
good. My husband’s salad, on the oth-
er hand, can only be termed strange.
It was large enough to feed a family of
four, but the tiny bits of sliced octopus
were lost among an enormous quan-
tity of chopped celery and assorted
other chopped raw vegetables. The
stiff price of this appetizer could only
be explained by the quantity.

Then for entrées, we decided to go
with two seafood specials. I ordered the
fresh pompano piccata style (the menu
said $36, but the bill said $38), and my
husband chose the halibut ($38).

My pompano, sautéed with white
wine lemon butter with capers, was
served over a vegetable medley. My
husband’s halibut with a crab crust
was perfectly prepared, and came – at
my husband’s request – with delicious
fresh spears of asparagus. Both dish-
es were very nice.

Dinner for two, with two glasses of
wine each, ran $160 before tax and tip.

There is no question that chefs Chet
and Patrick know their way around a
kitchen, and are capable of producing
good dishes. You can have a good meal
here. But our bottom line would be that

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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 6, 2017 33

PETS

Bonz says Bailey is one fun-lovin’ poocheroo

your Forever Family?”

“I’m about 7 now. When I was

Hi Dog Buddies! around 2, what I thought was my For-

This week’s yap was with Bailey Wil- ever Family decided to sail around the
liammee, who’s a peppy poocheroo
mix. When me an my assistant drove whole, entire world – without ME. So
up, he was in the yard with his Mom,
doing a little jumpin’ and barkin’, and they put out an ad that said: ‘Free to a
he trotted over politely for the Wag-
and-Sniff. good home.’

“Hello, Mr. Bonzo,” he said. “I usu- “Woof! Bummer!” I commented.
ally check out visitors to be sure
they’re OK, but I recognized you right “Yeah. I guess some countries aren;t
away from the picture in your column.
Welcome to our all that pooch-frenly. PLUS, I heard

house! I’m excited that SOME countries ACKshully have
you’re gonna interview me. This is my
Mom, Susan. My Dad’s David. Wudja pooches for LUNCH.”
like a water or something? We can go
inside and sit, OK?” “You mean …”

“It’s a pleasure, Bailey,” I said. “Lead “Yep.”
the way. I understand you’re a mix. You
look sorta Beagle-y. What else ya got “Woof!”
goin’ on?”
“Anyway, it turned out pawsome
“Well, I got Beagle an Jack Russell an
Basset. You mighta noticed, my legs for me. I have The Best
are super short. That’s the Basset. Plus,
I have this turn-out. Hadda have SUR- Family Ever! See, my
gery. When I’m walkin’, my pawprints
are sorta like 1, 2, 3 – swoosh!” human sister, Brook-

I had noticed his left front paw was ey, was friends with
aimed to the side. I thought it looked
kinda rakish. my first family an,

“So, Bailey, tell me how you found when she met me,

she thought I’d be

perfect for my (new)

Mom and Dad, so

we leash-walked

over to visit ’em. Bailey. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Last time Dad had

a dog was when he fun. Where we usta

was a puppy him- live, right on the canal, we’d go out in dolphins. An when

self. I liked ’em right the boat, and I got to meet a buncha Dad comes home. (HE barks back!) Oh,

away, so I did my manatees (THOSE guys are super fren- and, guess what!”

best to be charm- ly). I LOVE the water. Then we moved. “What?”

ing. Ackshully, I I didn’t wanna go at first, but THIS is “There’s this little tour boat that

was already Fully even BETTER. Now we’re on the river, goes by my house every day – it’s called

Trained and very and there’s a lotta islands, and a lotta Indian River Wildlife Tours – an I’M a

well behaved. boats. I love being on the beach or out highlight of the tour (I’m pretty sure),

So, when me an on the river or the ocean, with the wind even though I’m not wildlife. I watch

Brookey left, Dad blowing my ears. It’s an adVENture! An for ’em, an then I run out just at the

said to Mom, ‘We swimmin’! I LOVE swimmin’! I swim right time and bark ‘Hello,’ and they all

should get that kinda sideways cuz of my foot, so I’m wave an sometimes take my pic-sure.

dog!’ So my first not all that graceful, but I’m good at it. Isn’t that Super Cool Dog Biscuits?”

owners brought “I like to jump! I can jump to catch “Totes!”

me back for treats, but, cuzza my short legs, I can’t “When Brookey comes home from

a meet-an- go as high as I wish I could. One time college, she likes to dress me up, like

greet, and it all I was tryin’ to jump on top of a big for Christmas an St. Patrick’s Day an

worked out.” sand pile, so I took a Mighty Leap. But stuff. To tell you the truth, I don’t really

“Cool Kibbles!” I exclaimed. it turned out to be just a Semi-Mighty love it, I mean, do I LOOK like a poo-

“Only thing was, Mom and Dad had Leap, and I ran smack into that stupid dle? But I do it (just long enough for her

two cats, Galadriel and Sparrow (he’s sand pile. Got a snootful! Dog, was I to get a picture) cuz it makes her hap-

named for that pirate), so there was a embarrassed!” py. I do kinda like that Seminole jersey,

little learning curve. Now me an the I tried not to laugh. though, cuz that’s from her school.

cats peacefully (mostly) Coexist. We “I guess I do kinda bark a lot,” Bai- An, didja know, I have a FAN club! It’s

even nap together sometimes. Truth ley continued. “I’m not spose to bark Mom’s tennis team, the Net Chicks! I

is, I’m pretty much an Only Dog, don’t at ’stuff, but sometimes I just can’t go watch ’em and cheer ’em on.”

care much for having a buncha pooch HELP it. It’s the Jack Russell in me. But As usual, the time had gone by really

buddies. I only bark to say hello to the boaters. fast. Heading home, I was thinking of

“I hear ya.” An the paddleboarders. An the kayak- adventurous Bailey – a big dog in a lit-

“I tell ya, Bonzo, I’m havin’ so much ers. An the pelicans. An manatees. An tle dog body – having fun livin’ his life

Don’t be shy! on the water, and bark, bark, barkin’ –
but always politely.

Till next time,

We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up -The Bonz
an interview, please email [email protected]

34 Thursday, April 6, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

CALENDAR

ONGOING 8 WFIT Sonic Waves Music Festival, Noon tainment. $100 pp. Tennis: Free admission Pirtle and Bryan Gardenour, 6 p.m. at Rockledge
to 6 p.m. at FIT Pantherium amphitheater, Mon. thru. Fri. but tickets required. Tickets Country Club. $15 & $20; no reservations need-
Riverside Theatre - The Christians on Waxlax featuring bands, Ken Holt and Who I Am, Hot Sat. $100; Sun. $25. kiwitennisclub.com or ed. Food/beverages available for purchase. 321-
Stage thru April 9. 772-231-6990 Pink, The Sh-Booms, and a special guest band. 321-773-2116 960-4897
Free. wfit.org
Melbourne Civic Theatre - Neil Simon’s Ru- 11 Haydn Oratorio with Florida Tech Univ. 21-30 Surfside Playhouse, Cocoa
mors thru April 30. mymct.org 8 Florida Living History Inc. presents John Choir and String Orchestra and East- Beach presents The Ritz, a
de Bry, Center for Historical Archeology minster Presbyterian Chancel Choir, 7 p.m. at FIT farce by Terrence McNally, weekends. Surfside-
EGAD First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District, director, 1 p.m. at McLarty reassure Museum Gleason Auditorium. Free. 321-723-8371 Playhouse.org
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first Friday; and Mel- at Sebastian Inlet State Park, on ‘The History
bourne Main Street Friday Fest, 6 to 10 p.m. of the 1715 Fleet: A Maritime Tradegy off the 11-30 Riverside Theatre presents 22|23 Melbourne Art Festival at
every second Friday. East Coast of Florida. Free; limited seating. Saturday Night Fever: Songs Wickham Park kicks off
772-388-2750 from the Bee Gees on the Stark Stage. 772- with 5K Flamingo Run, 7:30 a.m. Apr. 22 and
Free Science Cafés hosted by Brevard Zoo 231-6990 continues both days with juried art show, live
and FIT, every second Wednesday thru June at 8 Pirate and Plunder 2-Miler, 6:30 p.m. at musical entertainment, workshops and chil-
Duran Golf Club’s Tradewinds Restaurant. Free. Meg O’Malley’s to benefit Harmony Farms 14 Haydn Oratorio with Florida Tech Univ. dren’s activities. Free. melbournearts.org
Equine Assisted Therapy, with costume prizes Choir and String Orchestra and East-
APRIL and post-race party. 321-751-8890 minster Chancel Choir, 7 p.m. at Eastminster 27 What a Girl Wants and In Her Shoes
Presbyterian Church, Indialantic. Free. 321- to benefit Serene Harbor Domestic
6 Atlantic Classical Orchestra conducted by 8 An Evening of Hope IX, 7 p.m. at Eau Gallie 723-8371 Violence Center, 5 to 9 p.m. at Melbourne Au-
David Amado presents Brahms, Double Yacht Club to benefit Scott Center for Au- ditorium, with vendors, food, auctions and per-
Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, with tism Treatment. $250. 321-674-8106 15 Space Coast Region Porsche Club Au- formances by Rockwell Collins executives, Bre-
soloists Leonid Sigal and Ashley Garritson, 6:40 tocross, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ameri- vard Firefighters and Sheriff’s Dept. competing
p.m. lecture; 7:30 p.m. concert at St. Edward’s 8 Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Night can Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne (outdoor in purple heels for Ladies Choice Championship
School Waxlax Performing Arts Center, Vero Sounds concert series features St. John’s only event), featuring 1/8 mile dragstrip and Trophy. $60 includes buffet, drinks, VIP lounge
Beach. 772-460-0850 Wood, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Stan- course. 512-273-5016 and reserved seating. General admission $20 &
dard park entry fee. 321-984-4852 $25. www.sereneharbor.org
7 A Night Filled with Stars Gala honoring 18 Women of Excellence Awards Gala,
veterans, POWs and MIA, 6 p.m. at Hil- 9 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra pres- 5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Melbourne 28-30 Indialantic Chamber Sing-
ton Melbourne Rialto Place with dinner and ents 8-year-old prodigy Jacob Velazquez Oceanfront, with the Harmonizers quartet, cock- ers present Fire of the Soul,
live entertainment to support the Ride Home performing Hayden’s Concerto in D Major, 3 tails, dinner to recognize Professional & Com- 7 p.m. Fri. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Project. $100. p.m. at Scott Center at Holy Trinity. 855-252- munity Women of Excellence. 321-724-5400 Church, Viera; 3:30 p.m. Sat at Trinity Episcopal
7276 Church, Vero Beach; 3 p.m. Sun. at Ascension
7 Once Upon a Time...An Evening of Classics, 19|20 Melbourne Municipal Lutheran Church, Indian Harbor Beach. $10
6:30 p.m. at American Muscle Car Muse- 9-16 Revolution Technologies Band Arabesque concert, suggested donation. 321-426-0360
um of 250+ classic cars to benefit M.O.R.G.A.N. Women’s USTA Pro Tennis 7:30 p.m. at Melbourne Auditorium with mu-
Project supporting children with special needs Classic at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour sic by Hazo, Holst, Grainger and others. Doors 28 To May 14 - Historic Cocoa Village Play-
features buffet, live entertainment, and and Beach to benefit Parker Foundation for Au- open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show entertainment. house presents the Broadway musical,
auction. $75 or $125 for 5 p.m. VIP reception. tism and Child Development, Scott Center melbournemunicipalband.org Mary Poppins. 321-636-5050
321-506-2707 for Autism Treatment and Candlelighters of
Brevard. Sat. 4/15 Court Side Celebration, 21 Space Coast Jazz Society presents Stel- 29 Conservationist Bindi Irwin, daugh-
6 p.m. with cocktail buffet, auction & enter- lar Jazz, with Billy Davis, Phil Coe, Ron ter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’
Steve Irwin, will speak about her animal ad-
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN ventures and passion for wildlife, 10:30 a.m.
in March 30, 2017 Edition 5 ENVIRONMENT 1 EVALUATE at the Brevard Zoo to benefit its animal well-
7 ATHLETIC 2 FROTHY ness, conservation and education initiatives.
8 ROBE 3 SNACKS $50 & $60. brevardzoo.org.
9 GALAXY 4 FEAR
10 SUDDEN 5 EXTRAVAGANT 29 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra pres-
12 PAPERS 6 TABLETENNIS ents Copland’s Appalachian Spring, 7
14 CARPET 11 DURATION p.m. at Satellite High School PAC. $20; free un-
15 BAPS 13 SIGNET der 18. 855-252-7276
17 GREETING 14 CHEATS
18 TEMPESTUOUS 16 SOME

Sudoku Page 2640 SudokuPPaaggee2651 CrosswordPPage 6204 Crossword Page 2651 (IT’S ONLY MONEY) 30 Space Coast Flute Orchestra presents
its Spring Concert, 3 p.m. at Eastmin-
ster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic. Free. 321-
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REAL ESTATE

Oceanfront duplex may be best value on the beach

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

A unique oceanfront property at
8325 SR A1A, half of an oceanfront
duplex, benefited so much from ex-
tensive renovations – including an in-
genious way of adding a master suite
– it may now be one of the best values
for the money on the beach, said list-
ing agent Gibbs Baum with Treasure
Coast Sotheby’s International Realty.

The sellers who purchased the
home in 2008 went all out during the
2014 renovations, making the north-
ernmost unit much more efficient in
its use of space. The unit highlights
dramatic oceanfront views with
many windows and several rooms
with seating areas on the second and
third floors.

The creative renovation project

made the most of what was already inspired touches throughout, like The two units in the duplex were family gatherings or entertaining for
under roof by taking space formerly floor-to-ceiling tile in the bathrooms originally built in 1996 to be identi- both units, often a rarity at beachside
used for a loft and an area with a 25- and crown molding. cal, where one person would own properties.
foot ceiling and transforming it into a both sides and they would use it like
400-square-foot master suite. “The trim level of it – all aspects of a guest house. Ultimately, the house “You could probably put six or eight
the materials and workmanship – is was sold as two separate properties cars on the driveway plus two in the
Not only did it make the northern- probably as high if not higher than any that share the driveway and dune garage,’’ Baum said.
most unit larger overall, now 4,113 other oceanfront available on the mar- crossover to the beach.
square feet, but the sellers took the ket right now,” Baum said. “The Seller The two homes share a common
opportunity during renovations to spared no expense on the remodel and The shared driveway configuration corner but no actual wall is common.
use high-quality materials and add addition. You name it, they did it.” leaves plenty of room for parking for That makes it impossible to hear the
residents living in other property, as
could happen with a duplex with a
shared wall, he said. The units actu-
ally only meet at the shared wrap-
around balcony, he said.

Inside, the first floor has a laun-
dry, bedroom with bath, two-car ga-
rage and elevator. The main floor has
bedrooms, bathroom, elegant living
and dining areas and a kitchen with
an added island featuring granite/
quartz countertops and backsplash.

The top floor has bedrooms a full
bath and the en suite master, includ-
ing a whirlpool and walk-in shower.

“The interior is laid out super nice,’’
Baum said.

High-end features include a wood-
burning fireplace, hot tub and an eleva-
tor that ensures easy transport to the
second and third floors if steps are phys-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 6, 2017 37

ically challenging for guests or owners. REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
With the quality, the spectacular 8325 S. HIGHWAY A1A

beach views and the handy location Year built: 1996 (with extensive
midway between Vero Beach and In- renovations in 2014)
dialantic, this unit offers ideal beach- Architectural style:
side living – but Baum admits some Contemporary with
buyers may be hesitant because it is
a single-family home in the form of a Mediterranean influence
duplex, which is somewhat unusual Construction:
along the south beaches of Brevard
County, Baum said. Concrete block, stucco
Home size: 4,113 square feet
But that same element helps create
the high-value buying opportunity. under air
Bedrooms: 4
“This is an excellent opportunity Bathrooms: 4
to have an oceanfront half-duplex Lot size: 1/3 acre
that feels like a large house. And it is Additional features: Vaulted
oceanfront living about a mile and ceiling, open kitchen featuring
half from Sebastian Inlet,’’ he said. island with new granite/quartz
countertops, new hurricane
The 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 4,113- windows, all new flooring, re-
square-foot property is listed for just modeled baths, elevator
$1.1 million, recently reduced from Listing agency: Treasure Coast
$1.2 million.  Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Gibbs Baum,
Broker Associate, 321-432-2009
Listing price: $1.1 million

38 Thursday, April 6, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: March 24 to March 30

The real estate market remained brisk in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937 last week. Satellite
Beach led the way reporting 11 sales, but Melbourne Beach and Indialantic had seven each, and Indian
Harbour Beach reported three.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home with both ocean and river views in Melbourne Beach. The
residence at 5064 Highway A1A was placed on the market Dec. 2 with an asking price of $750,000. The
transaction closed March 24 for $700,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by David Settgast of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. The purchaser
was represented by Lynda Rippolone of La Rosa Realty.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE

$334,000
CRYSTAL LAKES SUBD 270 ROSS AVE 11/8/2016 $360,000 $339,000 3/24/2017 $389,500
OSPREY VIL AQUAR P2 204 OSPREY VILLAS CT 10/25/2016 $424,900 $399,000 3/24/2017 $625,000
HARBOR EAST SEC 3 AM 447 SANDY KEY 7/28/2016 $750,000 $689,900 3/29/2017 $270,000
RIVERSIDE CONDOS AT 3220 RIVER VILLA WAY 113 4/25/2016 $299,900 $294,500 3/27/2017 $93,000
HOMESTEAD CONDO P2-4 120 HARMONY PL 6 2/5/2017 $130,000 $130,000 3/30/2017 $254,100
EGRET TRACE CONDO 282 AQUARINA BLVD 282 10/26/2016 $299,000 $249,000 3/30/2017
$620,000
SALES FOR 32903 $555,000
$245,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 915 S RIVERSIDE DR 1/20/2017 $659,000 $659,000 3/24/2017 $622,000
RIO VILLA NORTH P2-3 463 VERACRUZ BLVD 1/24/2017 $599,900 $599,900 3/24/2017 $595,000
CANOVA BEACH VACATIO 135 ATLANTIC AVE 1/19/2017 $250,000 $250,000 3/27/2017 $240,000
THE CLOISTERS P3D 262 FLANDERS DR 3/8/2017 $650,000 $650,000 3/28/2017 $325,000
SANCTUARY PHASE 3 T 845 SANDERLING DR 2/25/2017 $595,000 $595,000 3/30/2017
SOUTH SEA VILLAGE 1S 2025 SEA AVE 1/10/2017 $240,000 $240,000 3/30/2017 $258,000
THE REEF CONDO 1095 HIGHWAY A1A N 303 1/16/2017 $345,000 $345,000 3/30/2017 $240,000
$148,000
SALES FOR 32937 $318,000
$460,000
SOUTH HARBOR ESTATES 23 ANCHOR DR 10/26/2016 $269,000 $259,500 3/24/2017 $320,000
COQUINA PALMS 273 COASTAL HILL DR 12/16/2016 $265,000 $265,000 3/24/2017 $999,000
HARBOUR ROYALE SOUTH 520 PALM SPRINGS BLVD 301 2/11/2017 $148,000 $148,000 3/28/2017 $525,000
BUCCANEER CONDO APTS 1175 HIGHWAY A1A #611 1/22/2017 $359,000 $337,500 3/24/2017 $335,000
OCEAN RESIDENCE NORT 253 OCEAN RESIDENCE CT 1/17/2017 $500,000 $500,000 3/24/2017 $325,000
MICHIGAN BEACH 6TH A 430 HARWOOD AVE 1/19/2017 $324,500 $314,500 3/24/2017 $549,000
TORTOISE ISLAND P2U1 656 HAWKSBILL ISLAND DR 11/21/2016 $1,190,000 $1,050,000 3/27/2017 $440,000
WATERWAY ESTATES REP 452 S WATERWAY DR 1/26/2017 $579,900 $579,900 3/28/2017 $232,500
LA PLAYA EAST CONDO 1343 HIGHWAY A1A 3 A 2/2/2017 $342,500 $342,500 3/27/2017 $425,000
SILVER SANDS CNDO P1 295 HIGHWAY A1A 306 3/2/2017 $350,000 $350,000 3/28/2017
FOUNTAINS UNIT 2 TH 660 FOUNTAIN BLVD 9/26/2016 $565,000 $549,000 3/27/2017
MOORINGS SUBD THE 416 PORT ROYAL BLVD 12/2/2016 $495,000 $474,700 3/30/2017
OCEANUS CONDO 199 HIGHWAY A1A B101 1/7/2017 $239,000 $239,000 3/27/2017
FLORES DE LA PLAYA C 245 HIGHWAY A1A 204 11/28/2016 $449,900 $439,900 3/30/2017

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 6, 2017 39

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Harbor East Sec 3 Am, Address: 447 Sandy Key Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 915 S Riverside Dr

Listing Date: 7/28/2016 Listing Date: 1/20/2017
Original Price: $750,000 Original Price: $659,000
Recent Price: $689,900 Recent Price: $659,000
Sold: 3/29/2017 Sold: 3/24/2017
Selling Price: $625,000 Selling Price: $620,000
Listing Agent: Jill Wallace & Listing Agent: Shagg A Catri
Paul Matchett
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Prominent Properties of Florida
RE/MAX Olympic Realty
Scott Schuetz
Tina M Murphy
Hoven Real Estate
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: The Cloisters P3D, Address: 262 Flanders Dr Subdivision: Tortoise Island P2U1, Address: 656 Hawksbill Island Dr

Listing Date: 3/8/2017 Listing Date: 11/21/2016
Original Price: $650,000 Original Price: $1,190,000
Recent Price: $650,000 Recent Price: $1,050,000
Sold: 3/28/2017 Sold: 3/27/2017
Selling Price: $622,000 Selling Price: $999,000
Listing Agent: Susan D Kuschel & Listing Agent: Brenda L. Teter
Cary Kuschel
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
National Realty of Brevard
Michael D. Grayson
Laura L Dowling Roy
Re/Max Alternative Realty
Premier Properties Real Estate, Inc

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