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06/07/2018 ISSUE 23


‘Well,’ can you help? P2 Classics in session. P8 Creative
use of
Lagoon project seeks ‘citizen Dead language? Latin’s alive and time
scientists’ for groundwater testing. well at two local high schools.
art camps
are big
draw for
Page 12


Sadie’s send-off County finds numerous obstacles
to debris-removal reimbursement
[email protected] eral agencies, causing reim-
bursement delays.
Removing hurricane de-
bris becomes a costly local All 67 Florida counties
priority starting the day af- were included in an emer-
ter a storm, and it can take gency declaration signed by
many months – or even years President Trump on Sept. 5,
– for local governments to before Irma made landfall
get paid back for the dollars in Florida. This made emer-
they dole out for cleaning up gency protective measures
the mess. and debris removal eligible
for reimbursement.
The culprit is bureaucrat-
ic red tape, coupled with a The Federal Emergen-
roundabout reimbursement cy Management Agency
system. Documentation re- (FEMA) does not reimburse
quirements sometimes slow local governments directly.
financial coordination be-

Sadie the sea turtle had a festive send-off. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK VETERAN MOYER’S
found near Sebastian Inlet. When found, Sa-
More than 100 locals and tourists came die appeared rather sluggish and worn with STORY BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF STAFF WRITER
out to Coconut Point Park in Melbourne barnacles on her plastron and carapace.
Beach last Tuesday for Brevard Zoo’s release Each Memorial Day, Philip Moyer, a
of the female Green Sea Turtle, Sadie. Brevard’s Zoo’s very own Sea Turtle Pres- former World War II B-17 bomber pilot
ervation Society was opened in 2014 and and decorated war hero, joins fellow
Sadie the sea turtle was rescued by the Americans as they pause in recognition
Florida Wildlife Commission and brought CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 of the men and women who have lost
their lives in service to our nation.
Satellite High grad to become its principal
Unlike so many of his comrades-in-
Bobby Pruett. STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT tired after 20 years on the job. arms who made the ultimate sacrifice Philip Moyer, now and then.
Pruett won’t have to move his of- to secure the freedoms we enjoy, Moyer,
The helm of Satellite High School is who flew 35 missions in the European
once again in familiar hands. fice supplies and décor far – Delaura theater, was one of the lucky ones. At the
is right next door to Satellite. Not only age of 94 he is a walking, talking time-
Bobby Pruett, a Satellite High grad- is Pruett a Scorpion alumnus, he also line of events chronicled over the past
uate and current principal at Delaura attended Delaura and Holland El- century that have shaped the country.
Middle School, has been named prin- ementary.
cipal of Satellite High. Moyer was born in Doylestown, Pa.,
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 in 1924, just before the start of the Great
He replaces Mark Elliott, who re- Depression. One of four boys, he grew


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Lagoon project seeks ‘citizen scientists’ for groundwater testing

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER point” to pump out a tiny amount of tigate nutrient levels in groundwater River Lagoon Project Plan to improve
[email protected] groundwater for initial study. using several lines of evidence, some the efficiency and effectiveness of La-
involving participation by the public. goon Trust Fund investments.
Residents wanting to do their part Groundwater seepage appears to
to restore the Indian River Lagoon can be the largest conduit of pollution to The three sources of groundwater So far, 20 of the wells have been
now help with county groundwater the Indian River Lagoon, although lit- pollution into the river being tested put in, including two in Melbourne
testing at sites throughout Brevard, tle data is available for quantifying the for in wells near the lagoon and con- Beach. The program does not disclose
either by having a temporary well dug specific sources of groundwater pol- trol wells located nearby include: well locations to protect the anonym-
in their yards or by becoming a ‘citi- lution, according to a county report. compromised sewer lines; septic tank ity of research participants, officials
zen scientist.’ discharges; and the use of reclaimed said.
For the groundwater research, Bre- water as landscape irrigation.
Participants in the volunteer pro- vard County will work with the Marine Wells have been active for about a
gram will help find the best location Resources Council, Florida Tech and Brevard County is specifically in- year at the Turkey Creek Sanctuary in
for the wells by using a small “push Applied Ecology Inc. (AEI) to inves- terested in monitoring the effective- Palm Bay to test the impacts of the en-
ness of projects to be funded by the vironmental muck dredging project
Save Our Indian River Lagoon Proj- in the creek.
ect Plan to reduce groundwater pol-
lution. This model can then be used To help pinpoint the best new loca-
to select the best neighborhoods for tions for the relatively costly tempo-
septic upgrades or connection to rary wells, volunteers are needed to
sewer service. be trained for Citizen Science Push
Point Sampling. They use a tiny T-bar-
The information will be part of an- like apparatus through which a small
nual updates of the Save Our Indian amount of groundwater is pumped

NEW PRINCIPAL manded after an internal investigation
into the school’s handling of bullying.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 But Hering in a letter to Ocean Breeze
families said the decision was a person-
“The chance to come back to where al one based upon family responsibili-
my educational career began is a ties.
unique experience,” Pruett said.
The assistant principal at Delaura,
“I am looking forward to watching James Rehmer, is also changing jobs –
our students grow into young adults he will become principal at Merritt Is-
and to be there to shake their hand as land High School.
they graduate and walk across that
stage. I am so very fortunate to have The School Board also recently start-
been named principal of Satellite and ed advertising for applicants to replace
look forward to serving the Satellite superintendent Desmond Blackburn,
High School community.” who announced his resignation last
month. Blackburn is leaving to become
Pruett has been employed with Bre- the chief executive officer of a national
vard Public Schools for 20 years. His nonprofit organization that trains and
first teaching job was at Edgewood Jr./ mentors new teachers.
Sr. High School.
Though district officials say the tim-
He also taught at Cocoa Beach Jr./ ing was coincidental, Blackburn’s res-
Sr. High, and was an administrator at ignation came within days of the pub-
Clearlake, Jefferson and Stone middle lication of an investigative report by
schools, as well as Viera High. the Sun-Sentinel naming Blackburn, in
his previous job in Broward County, as
Pruett will be replaced by Jeremy helping implement a controversial pro-
LeBrun, assistant principal at Merritt gram to keep students with behavior
Island High School. issues from being suspended, expelled
or arrested. Blackburn has stated pub-
The new job assignments are among licly that he did not seek the nonprofit
several that will affect beachside position, and he denies any connection
schools this year. between his departure and the Broward
Ilene Herr, assistant principal at
Satellite, is retiring after 28 years at The application period opened on
the school. Ocean Breeze Elementary May 31 and will run through Friday.
Principal Laurie Hering is returning to The community can keep up with the
an instructional position at a district superintendent search via a new web
school yet to be determined. page created by the district. To find it,
go to
Hering’s replacement has not yet Brevard_County_Schools, and click on
been named, and district officials are “Superintendent Search.”
seeking input from parents on the deci-
sion via a meeting at the school sched- While candidates nationwide can
uled for this past Tuesday. Earlier this apply for the job, school board mem-
year, parents complained about lack of bers have said they prefer to hire in-
communication from the school and house from a pool of the district’s top
district when an Ocean Breeze student officials. 
made threats of violence and claimed
to have a “kill list” of teachers and fel-
low students. In 2017, Hering was repri-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 7, 2018 3


out for study, said MRC executive di- half are trained,’’ she said. the taxpayers see that the county is The top ideas should be tested first
rector Leesa Souto. Scientists love data because the being smart and monitoring these to determine where the “best bang for
projects to show that they are work- the buck is,” Souto said.
“The temporary wells are pretty ex- more data you have the better you can ing. We’re talking about hundreds of
pensive and the push point program evaluate solutions, but Souto added millions of dollars that they could “We need to do the work to figure
is completely non-invasive. that the program could be critical to just throw at great ideas that every- out where the best improvements can
the political process. body has,’’ she said. be made before you invest that kind
“We have recruited about 25 people of money,” she said. 
as citizen scientists and so far about “It’s much more important to let

4 Thursday, June 7, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


FEMA REIMBURSEMENT ments and nonprofits for Hurricane sheets (PWs) for Debris projects in ments paid by FEMA to the state for
Irma-related projects statewide, Brevard, three are awaiting FEMA Hurricane Matthew in 2016, with
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 including costs for debris removal, obligation, and two are obligated – none pending, include: Melbourne,
emergency protective measures and both for the City of Rockledge, total- $7,311, Satellite Beach, $132,926,
FEMA money is provided to the State restoration of damaged infrastruc- ing $724,000, according to the state. and Melbourne Beach, $6,483, ac-
of Florida Division of Emergency ture and facilities. FEMA pays at cording to FEMA.
Management, which in turn reim- least 75 percent of eligible costs. Brevard County has six Irma de-
burses local governments for their bris-related projects in unincorpo- Though Hurricane Irma’s winds
hurricane-related debris removal However, about 70 percent of Ir- rated areas of the county pending were not as severe as expected, in
projects, but only after reviewing ma-related projects including debris reimbursements. Other Brevard cit- Melbourne alone they still created
required documentation which, if removal are waiting for local govern- ies with debris projects reimburse- a tremendous amount of debris
filled out incorrectly or otherwise ments to provide required documen- ments pending for Irma include: with a total of 111,777 cubic yards of
lost in red tape, sometimes can cause tation so that costs can be estimated Melbourne (3), Melbourne Beach vegetation, fencing, and other con-
delays, said John Mills, spokesman for the reimbursements, Mills said. (1), Satellite Beach (2) and Indian struction and demolition materials
for FEMA External Affairs, Florida. Harbour Beach (1). collected, said public information
The one exception is the City of officer Cheryl Mall.
FEMA has paid about $83.4 million Rockledge. By way of comparison, some of
to Florida to reimburse local govern- the final debris removal reimburse- After making sure that the resi-
Of the five pending Project Work-

Sea turtle release team member Peter Jepeal releases Sadie into the open water. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK

SEA TURTLE RELEASE taking event, as they did for the long-
awaited release of Sadie on May 29 at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Coconut Point Park.

is home to its own Sea Turtle Healing As a crowd of adults, children and
Center, where sea turtles like Sadie are fanatics alike gathered, a member of
taken in and nursed back to health. the sea turtle release team allowed
onlookers to take a closer look at the
“Upon arrival, Sadie was given our turtle before releasing it. “Children
normal treatment regimen for de- have some of the best turtle ques-
bilitated stranded juvenile green sea tions and their facial expressions are
turtles. We used two broad spectrum priceless when they get to see a sea
antibiotics to treat infection, fluids turtle up close while following FWC
to improve hydration, and vitamin B permit guidelines,” said Gann, add-
to provide energy and appetite,” said ing that events like Sadie’s release
Shannon Gann, Brevard Zoo’s Sea Tur- help raise awareness about sea turtle
tle Program assistant. preservation.

May 1 marks the beginning of sea The release concluded with Sadie
turtle nesting season, which lasts un- being carried out past a nearby sand-
til Oct. 31. Though some species be- bar by sea turtle release team mem-
gin to nest earlier in the spring, this ber Peter Jepeal. Fans cheered and
is the official time period when the watched in awe as the turtle was car-
bulk of sea turtles makes their way ried into the open water. This rescue
onto beaches to lay their eggs. Tour- and release was definitely a success-
ists and locals flock to beaches all ful one. 
over Florida to witness this breath-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 7, 2018 5


dents of the community are safe in “Our goal was to maximize the re- Florida Department of Emergen- “We are working with our partners
the aftermath of a hurricane, Mel- imbursement percentage offered by cy Management officials reminded in Brevard County to complete this
bourne’s goal is to restore services FEMA for quick removal of debris. that it is still relatively early in the process as quickly and with as much
(i.e. water, sewer, traffic signals, etc.) FEMA pays a higher percentage dur- recovery process for Hurricane Irma accuracy as possible,’’ said FDEM
and to remove debris as soon as pos- ing the early aftermath of a hurri- reimbursements to go through the Communications Director Alberto
sible, she said. cane,’’ Mall said. process. Moscoso. 

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up in a bucolic setting, digging for Philip Moyer says his most significant project was the design and construction of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. PHOTO, RIGHT: DENISE RITCHIE
worms in the greenhouses where his
father grew roses and daydreaming radio antenna, a 600-foot radio an- feet in height. I had trouble carrying it ington to visit memorials honoring
about flying. tenna and a 200-billion-electron volt around.” their service and sacrifices.
proton synchrotron.
“When I was a kid I would go to the The undertaking was as massive as “The Honor Flight was an incredible
local airport to watch the planes and According to Moyer, his most sig- the structure itself, involving a multi- experience; I am ecstatic that the fly-
built model airplanes. I really wanted nificant project was the design and agency task force which Moyer over- ing club thought of me,” says Moyer,
to fly.” construction of the Vehicle Assem- saw; he spent a great deal of time trav- whose previous visits had been to ap-
bly Building, the largest single-story eling between New York and Florida. praise monuments from an architec-
After being called up for service, he building in the world. Located at NA- tural standpoint. “It was very interest-
initially intended to enlist in the Navy, SA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape “My first visit to the Cape was in a ing to me to get to see all of them again
impressed by the snappy epaulet- Canaveral, the building was built jeep with a captain from the Jackson- at this stage in my life.”
adorned uniform of a neighbor. to house the Saturn V rocket for the ville District of the Army Corps of En-
1960’s Apollo program. gineers. He took me out and showed Moved by the trip and the number
“He looked like the cat’s meow,” says me Cape Canaveral. It was a jungle; of people interested enough to volun-
Moyer. Realizing that as a poor swim- In an April 24, 1965, Saturday Eve- there was nothing there but an eagle’s teer their time to make it happen, he
mer, the Navy might not be the best ning Post article, journalist James At- nest. says, “the American people need to
choice for him, he recalls, “I envisioned water described the building as: “A have a deeper appreciation for those
myself floating around in the Pacific cosmic room to stagger the mind. Far “We worked night and day toward that built this country and the Honor
and I said, ‘Oh no.’ I changed my mind and away the mightiest structure in the end to have everything ready. Then Flight gives veterans and civilians the
and went over to the Air Corps.” the world, the Apollo project’s VAB has our job was finished and it was time chance to express themselves.”
doors big enough to admit skyscrap- for the astronauts to take over.”
As with many veterans, he is some- ers, a room so vast that it could breed Moyer stresses, “We don’t empha-
what reticent to talk about his time its own weather.” Moyer recalls anxiously following size what happened in the war and I
in the military, ruefully remember- the progress of the first shuttle launch, think everyone should have a much
ing that there was a high casualty rate The VAB, arguably Cape Canaveral’s listening to the radio from his office greater appreciation about what these
among pilots. most iconic building, is still an integral in New York, but notes that there were people went through. It’s easy for guys
part of ongoing research and space ex- more failures than success with space- like me to sit around and talk about it
After the war, Moyer took advantage ploration at the Kennedy Space Cen- flight in the early years. but to me, to give your life, to stop liv-
of the opportunity to attend college; ter. His group also constructed the ing because of a war, there’s no greater
graduating from Lehigh University launch control center buildings before His own passion for flying was never sacrifice.”
with an engineering degree. He would the program was moved to Houston. far away and, after eventually retiring
later return to school to become an ar- and making his way to Vero Beach, he The Southeast Florida Honor Flights
chitect. “The VAB was the most challeng- joined three flying clubs: the Experi- include visits to the World War II Me-
ing project I worked on. Kennedy said mental Aircraft Association, Florida morial, Marine Corps Iwo Jima Me-
“I studied civil engineering because we’re going to the moon by 1970. If we Aero Club and the Quiet Birdmen. morial, Arlington National Cemetery,
I never wanted to work inside,” Moyer had flunked out on that job, we prob- Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War
says. ably would have never gotten another It was through these affiliations that Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Pen-
job.” earlier this year, Moyer made a pil- tagon 9/11 Memorial, Tomb of the
Although no longer in the military, grimage to Washington, D.C. as part Unknown Soldier, and Navy Yard and
his new career was rife with govern- Chuckling, Moyer adds, “Even the of the Southeast Florida Honor Flight, Navy Museum. 
mental projects. One of his first was model of the building was huge at 12 which applauds the actions of military
at the Pinetree Radar Site developing veterans by conveying them to Wash-
the DEW Line, the first Aircraft Con-
trol and Warning Station built, which
eventually ranged from Newfound-
land, Labrador to Alaska.

“This was the first line of defense to
warn of an invasion,” explains Moyer.
“During the Cold War, they were con-
cerned the Russians would attack by
air, approaching North America over
the North Pole.”

Other government projects fol-
lowed, among them jet bomber design
upgrades, NATO air bases, a U.S. Navy


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Semper High:
Latin alive and well
at two schools

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Semper High: Latin alive and well at two area schools

[email protected]
of the member schools are in Brevard
Satellite High senior Taylor Rohleen County, including five public schools:
has a favorite saying in Latin: “Viva- Satellite, Titusville, Rockledge, West
mus atque amemus.” Shore and Edgewood.

Translated, it means, “Let us live Rohleen was elected vice president
and let us love.” of the FJCL, which means she is in
charge of numerous service projects
The phrase sums up Rohleen’s pas- the group organizes around the state
sion for the Latin language, which each year.
she has studied since she was a fresh-
man. Holy Trinity ranked third overall in
FJCL competition, and junior Char-
“Latin is dubbed the mother lan- lotte Varnes, who lives in Satellite
guage so everything comes from it,” Beach, was appointed technology co-
she said. “And I think it’s just this ordinator for the league. Another HT
whole idea of, even though it’s a ‘dead
language,’ it’s still everywhere. Once
you are able to understand Latin,
you’re able to have a better under-
standing of the English language and
anything you want to do in your life.”

Latin is in fact alive and well – and
even thriving – among beachside
students at Satellite High and Holy
Trinity Episcopal Academy, both of
which have robust Latin and classics

Cory Granholm, Satellite’s Latin
teacher, had 110 students in his class-
es last year. This year he will have
about 140, and the school recently
added an Advanced Placement Latin
class. The program goes back to the
1960s at SHS.

“Western politics, government, law
… are based on this so it gives you
a sense of where we came from and
where we’re going,” Granholm said.

Satellite ranked sixth in the state
overall and third among public
schools in Florida Junior Classical
League competition this year. Stu-
dents take tests in Latin, build mod-
els of ancient civilizations and com-
pete in other demonstrations of their
knowledge of Latin and classical civi-

The league is composed of 69
schools, most of them private. Seven


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Dressed for wedding success at Fifth Avenue Bridal

Fifth Avenue Bridal by Julia Bar-
ney in Indialantic hosted about
75 people Friday evening at its
grand opening celebration. The
opening came at a fortuitous
time as June wedding season
kicked off in the afterglow of the
glamorous royal wedding of the
Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka
Harry and Meghan), which may
inspire a turn to more traditional,
demure bridal gowns and attire.
That trend meshes perfectly with
Barney’s vision for her upscale,
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fering designer labels and classic
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Foosaner’s summer art camps are big draw for kids


“This camp is such a great creating PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
facility,” Heather Everett says. “The
teacher supplies materials and guid-
ance, and the child runs with it.”

Everett is one of the instructors
who’ll be guiding Space Coast kids
during this year’s Foosaner Art Mu-
seum camps, part of Camp Florida
Tech, and her passion for teaching
children is clear in her voice.

The camps appeal to area parents,
who know that hot summer days can
seem to stretch endlessly, with chil-
dren asking mom or dad that age-old
question, “What can I do?”

For kids with an artistic bent – or
just an interest in exploring new tal-
ents – one answer might be an Art-
Venture through the museum, locat-
ed on Highland Avenue in the Eau
Gallie Arts District (EGAD).

The Renee Foosaner Education
Center’s art camps offer seven four-
day sessions, beginning June 5, with
the last camp week beginning July
24. The camps are mostly designed
for children ages pre-K through
sixth grade, with half-day morn-
ing, half-day afternoon and full-day

options. But junior and senior high ‘I like building the artist. Give traditional art creation to mixed-
school students aren’t left out either. them the competence early and media experiments.
Camps tailored to the older kids are they will acquire no inhibitions
offered during the fourth and sev- Each weekly session also includes
enth sessions, or June 26-29 and July as artists and creators.’ a field trip to the museum’s galleries,
24-27. -Heather Everett where campers learn how profes-
sional artists create their pieces.
Morning camps focus on a theme,
such as Voyage or Dive, to teach the Prices for the four-day camps vary,
basic principles of art, while after- starting at $80 for museum mem-
noon classes introduce and explore bers and $100 for non-members for
a specific media concept, such as morning pre-K/K students and top-
painting or printmaking. Activities ping off at $200 members/$240 non-
are tied to current exhibits on dis- members for full-day sessions for
play at the museum and range from junior and senior high schoolers. For
complete details, go to http://foo-

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saner is displaying 18 of her paint- ily. In February, the Florida Tech
ings representing seven years of her board reversed course and made a
work. The show will run until Oct. 6, public commitment to keep the Foo-
with an opening reception on July saner in the Eau Gallie Arts District
6 as part of the Foosaner’s regular until 2021.
First Friday events.
No worries, at least for now.
Surprisingly, Everett didn’t at- Wes Sumner, Florida Tech vice
tend an art college, but calls herself president for marketing and com-
“home-schooled.” “I learned how to munications, confirms that the plan
teach myself,” she says, “and that to keep the Foosaner in EGAD un-
helps me be a good teacher.” til 2021 has not changed. “That’s all
current and accurate,” Sumner says.
“I like building the artist,” she That’s welcome news for Space
says. “Give them the competence Coast parents and the budding
early and they will acquire no inhi- young artists who enjoy the muse-
bitions as artists and creators.” Oth- um’s summer camps, some of them
er instructors at the Foosaner camps attending for multiple weeks. The
bring comparable expertise and en- 2018 camps are full-speed ahead,
thusiasm to the job. offering area children and youth a
unique cultural and creative experi-
Uncertainty about the long-term ence away from the sweltering Flor-
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Coming Up: Catch ‘Hay Fever’ at the Civic Theatre

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER 2 All those unforgettable, memory-
making ’60s and ’70s hits contin-

1 Catch hay fever at the Mel- ue to have fans reliving the Summer of
bourne Civic Theatre and you
Love and beyond. This Monday, June

won’t be sneezing. You’ll be laugh- 11, at the King Center you’ll hear many

ing. On the boards through June 24, of the most memorable, music from no

it’s Noel Coward’s 1920s hit “Hay Fe- fewer than six of the original hitmak-

ver,” a comedy of manners deliciously ers, so circle the date: “The Happy To-

blended with high farce. Coward, of gether Tour,” for its 9th consecutive

course, was a witty, flamboyant Eng- year, brings to the stage: the Turtles;

lish playwright (composer, director, Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron; 3 Low Key this Saturday at Coppola’s.

actor, singer) with what Time maga-

zine called “a combination of cheek

and chic, pose and poise.” Coward, afternoon of live music: a long-time fa-
vorite spot where you can do just that is
says Wikipedia, came to New York Coppola’s at Sebastian Beach Inn (aka
“SBI”) on South Melbourne Beach. This
City to promote his plays and be- Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., relax on the
spacious deck, right on the beach, with
came friends with playwright Hart- American roots music by Low Key, a
three-guys-and-a-girl acoustic/elec-
ley Manners and his eccentric actress tric band from Vero Beach. On Sunday,
same time, it’ll be the Syndicate, a rock,
wife Laurette Taylor, a couple whose hip-hop, reggae, country band out of
Rockledge, kicking up the sand. During
“over-the-top theatrical lifestyle” in- the year, Coppola’s patrons have terrific
“front row seats” for space launches and
spired him to write “Hay Fever.” The 1 June 24 Melbourne Civic Theatre. 2 June 11 King Center. skydivers. This being summertime in
Florida, there is a caveat: weather per-
play is set in the Bliss family’s English book. The device: each of them has mitting. 321-728-4311.
invited a guest for the weekend, with-
country house, and opens on a Satur- out informing the others. Show times:
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. (except
day afternoon in June. Siblings Sorel June 9); Sundays and June 9, 2 p.m. Garry Puckett and the Union Gap;
Tickets $29, $31. 321-723-6935. the Association; former lead singer
and Simon share artistic, Bohemian for Paul Revere and the Raiders Mark
Lindsay; and the Cowsills. As before,
banter; their mother Judith displays says the show promo, the Turtles are
the signature headliners, with found-
the “absent-minded theatricality of a ing member Mark Volman bringing his
“infamous antics.” Subbing for Turtle
retired star” and their father, David, Howard Kaylan (who has been ill) will
be Ron Dante of the Archies, known
is absorbed in completing his latest for “Sugar Sugar,” and “Jingle Jangle.”
Negron will deliver TDN’s biggest hits:
“Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me 4 Fabric and stitching, a comfort-
Not to Come,” “Shambala,” “One” and able, innocuous medium, right?
“Easy to Be Hard.” Once again, listen to
those trademark Puckett pipes belting Don’t be too sure, the Ruth Funk
out “Young Girl,” “Over You” “Woman,
Woman,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now,” Center for Textile Arts, at FIT in Mel-
“Lady Willpower” and more. One of
the ’60s most successful bands, the As- bourne, cautions us, thus announc-
sociation, will perform their No. 1 hits
including “Never My Love,” “Windy,” ing a pair of exhibitions currently on
“Cherish” and “Along Comes Mary.”
Lindsay made his mark with “Kicks,” display there. “Apron Strings: Ties
“Hungry,” “Him or Me (What’s It Gon-
na Be?),” “Steppin’ Out” and “Arizona.” to the Past” is a 51-example homage
According to Wikipedia, the Cowsills, a
family singing group – six sibings and to the humble apron, long taken for
their mom – were the original inspi-
ration for television’s “The Partridge granted by many social and art histo-
Family.” They’re known for “The Rain,”
“Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love Ameri- rians, but now, though this exhibition,
can Style,” and have appeared on TV
shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show the subject of a fascinating reevalua-
and The Tonight Show with Johnny
Carson. This ’60’s and ’70s extravagan- tion. These vintage and contemporary
za of musical memories starts at 7:30
p.m. Tickets start at $59. 321-242-2219. pieces “review the apron’s role as an
Feel the love.
emotionally charged vehicle for ex-

pression with a rich and varied craft

history.” The “Apron Strings” exhibi-

tion is configured to highlight design,

historical context, use and cultural

message. Wow. Who knew? The sec-

ond exhibition is “Not Quite Sew.” At

first glance, says the exhibition promo,

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s embroideries,

which she stitched by hand from sal-

vaged and recycled materials, “invoke

themes of nostalgia and whimsy.” But

take a closer look. You might discover,

as Hiltner has, “more subversive con-

notations” reflecting Hiltner’s own

critiques of “gender, family an intima-

cy.” Her work has been featured in art

museums, galleries and publications

3 Sometimes you just want to spend nationwide. Museum hours: Tuesday
a lazy weekend somewhere laid-
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat-

back, just hanging out with a cold urday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission: free.

beverage, maybe some food, and an 321-674-8313. 

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STORY BY KEVIN SIEFF 1993. There are fewer than 1,000 moun- enclosure in Liwonde National Park, old and brought gray wolves into Yellow-
The Washington Post tain gorillas in the wild. There are only north of Majete. Three cheetahs stone National Park from Canada in the
two female northern white rhinos in ex- growled at him from about a foot away, 1990s, and reintroduced the giant pan-
Two decades ago, this patch of Mala- istence. showing their teeth. das to China in 2011.
wian forest in the Majete Wildlife Re-
serve was almost emptied of wildlife. African Parks, the nonprofit organi- “Craig, what are you doing?” Reid’s Other groups have moved animals
The last elephants had been poached. zation that arranges the shipments of wife, Andrea, asked nervously, as the across the continent, but the organiza-
The lions had been caught in snare traps. the animals, aims to restore populations cheetahs inched closer. tion is the first to do it on such a large
Other species died off as their range was that once existed in some of the world’s scale – while managing parks in some
diced by machete-wielding farmers. most remote places. It has trucked 520 Two weeks later, the enclosure would of the most violence-plagued countries
elephants across Malawi. It flew 20 black be filled with imported lions, the next in Africa. It operates Chinko National
Now the animals have returned in rhinos from South Africa to Rwanda. set of animals in shipping crates, part Park in the Central African Republic,
a modern-day Noah’s ark – a bold at- This month, it started bringing rhinos of an experiment in turning back the where a conflict has left thousands
tempt by private philanthropists and back to Chad, where they were wiped clock to a time of greater biodiversity. dead and forced displaced families into
environmentalists to move wildlife out three decades ago. After that, rhinos were expected. the wildlife refuge. It runs Garamba Na-
from other parts of the continent. tional Park in Congo, a nation scarred
And in southern Malawi, on a recent African Parks isn’t the first organiza- by a brutal civil war. Last year, four of
Hundreds of miles from this dense overcast morning, Craig Reid dragged tion to translocate wildlife, a practice the park’s rangers were murdered by
forest, the animals were scooped up in the carcass of a gazelle across a grassy that is decades poachers, who hack off elephant tusks
harnesses dangling from construction that can fetch $1,000 a pound in the
cranes. They were carried into white ivory market in China.
metal storage containers, with the
occasional elephant trunk peek- Amid the destruction of species
ing out. Then they crisscrossed across much of Africa, some subpop-
southern Africa in com-
mercial planes and flatbed ulations have nevertheless thrived
trucks. in certain areas. In South Africa,
for example, where the majority of
By almost any mea- the wildlife live on relatively secure
sure, Africa’s wildlife private conservancies, a number of
has suffered im- species have flourished, including li-
mensely in recent ons. In Malawi, where the government
decades. Over 90 has turned its attention to conservation,
percent of the in part to expand its tourism industry,
continent’s el- the elephant population has surged.
ephants have “We can use these thriving popula-
vanished over tions to seed other areas,” said Peter
the last cen- Fearnhead, 49, the CEO of African Parks,
tury. The lion which is based in Johannesburg.
population Fearnhead has been in-
has crashed volved in conservation since
by more than he was a 13-year-old
40 percent since

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in Zimbabwe, where he pushed his was trapped and eventually died. problems have sometimes come after tion with a government amenable to
school to establish a 2,000-acre wild- “It gives you a picture of how com- the animals arrive, if it turns out that the working with conservation groups,
life reserve. After working for South parks are still not very safe. and communities receptive to an anti-
Africa’s national park service, where pletely overrun the park was,” Reid said. poaching message – assuming the el-
he focused on expanding the govern- Before African Parks could start im- Starting in 2008, African Parks trans- ephants would finally stop trampling
ment’s reserves, he turned his sights to located several lions to Liuwa Plain, their crops and their relatives.
the rest of the continent. He founded porting wildlife, it first had to construct a park it manages in Zambia. In 2012,
African Parks in 2000. the basic infrastructure of a park. In one was killed by poachers, and an- “For years, this park was like a thorn
both Majete and Liwonde, the group other fled through porous fencing into in the flesh, with animals causing hav-
Forging relationships with govern- erected hundreds of miles of fencing; neighboring Angola, where it, too, was oc in our village,” said Maria Ndalama,
ments, and flying wild animals across trained large forces of armed wildlife probably slaughtered. 50, who lives just outside of Liwonde.
the continent, can pose an enormous rangers; installed vast surveillance “Finally they built a fence that keeps
challenge. In Chad, the rhino opera- networks of cameras and sensors; and Many conservationists praise the the elephants at bay, and we’re grate-
tion took months of negotiating, piles placed satellite collars on some of the translocations, but some suggest that the ful for that.”
of import paperwork and a team of most vulnerable species. model of establishing fenced-in parks
lawyers and logisticians. The work re- falls short of the ideal solution, allowing African Parks is now embarking on
quires rare skills; the biography of one “Very simply, if a park is not being species to migrate freely. riskier projects. In Chad, for example,
of African Parks’ veterinarians, Andre managed then it will be lost,” Fearn- it is flying rhinos to one of the poorest
Uys, reads: “Andre has immobilized head said. “These fenced-off places are a good regions in the world, where rampant
tens of thousands of animals in 13 Af- start, and they should be part of a poaching led to a 95-percent decline in
rican countries.” Then came the imports, with all of toolbox but should not be the the elephant population between 2002
their complications. How strong a sed- only approach. In countries and 2010. It recently began managing
Translocation is also enormously ative do you need to ship an elephant where we could allow for Pendjari park in Benin, which the coun-
expensive, and securing the parks re- across southern Africa? (One 10,000 the large-scale migration try’s government said was “dying a slow
quires its own massive investment times as potent as morphine.) How far of animals, that’s the more death” due largely to mismanagement.
– the group now has the largest coun- ahead should the cheetahs arrive be- natural approach,” said Bas
ter-poaching force of any private or- fore the lions? (A few weeks, at least.) Huijbregts, African species In the long term, the organization
ganization on the continent, around What kind of paperwork do you need to manager at the World Wild- hopes that revenue from tourists will
1,000 rangers. But it has a substantial arrive with a lion at a commercial air- life Fund. help sustain the costs of managing
pipeline to the world’s wealthiest do- port in Malawi? (A lot.) parks. In places like Liwonde and Ma-
nors. Last year, Britain’s Prince Harry Malawi offered a relatively easy jete, that’s still a long way off. Last year,
was named its president. In 2016, the Overall, the organization’s track re- place to try to revive the wild- only 10 percent of Liwonde’s $3 million
group raised nearly $25 million, mostly cord has been good, according life population – a operating budget, for example, came
from European benefactors. to wildlife experts. Of the 520 el- from tourist fees.
ephants it transported across Ma- peaceful na-
After the surge of poaching and envi- lawi, only two died in transit. But “We have two options,” said Fearn-
ronmental destruction over the last few head. “One is we allow these places to
decades, some of the continent’s most disappear. The other is we make our
important parks were left empty. Ma- own plan.” 
jete and Liwonde offer a window into
the collapse of conservation in Africa.

Majete was established in 1955 and
Liwonde in 1973 by government author-
ities in this former British colony. Both
lacked fencing, so elephants wandered
freely, destroying crops of nearby farm-
ers and killing dozens of people. There
was nothing to stop poachers, either.
When African Parks assumed manage-
ment of Liwonde in 2015, rangers found

27,000 wire snares used to capture
wildlife. Just after the group
took over the park, a rhino

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At times like the present, man decency.” the Ford years. The second is its im- nificant acts was to declare in a speech,
when our angry and polarized Rumsfeld also uses his praise of Ford plied criticism of our current dark as Saigon was about to fall and Con-
political discourse is stoked to extol the virtues of another concept politics and of a president who does gress had decided not to send it more
by a dark and divisive leader, that has been lost in the current mael- not readily accrue descriptions like aid, that the Vietnam War “is finished
it is useful to remember that strom: an instinct to preserve the cen- kindness, politeness, honesty and as far as America is concerned.” He
we have survived such periods ter. He draws his book’s title from the “willingness to put other people’s in- expressly decided not to let Secretary
before. famous Yeats line “the center cannot terests ahead of his own.” The third of State Henry Kissinger, who wanted
hold,” and even the quotes from the and most intriguing layer is that to continue battling Congress on the
In 1954, after the excesses century-old poem seem to rebuke our issue, know about the line. It was an
of Sen. Joe McCarthy were current Washington clime: “The best of Rumsfeld casting himself as a important case of Ford asserting his
defused by the calm Dwight lack all conviction, while the worst/ champion of the center and humil- practical, sensible and calming dis-
Eisenhower and the main- Are full of passionate intensity.” ity. For those of us who remember position on a divisive issue. Kissinger
stream press led by Edward R. Ford played center on the University the hawkish and assertive role that and others later detailed the gen-
Murrow, Albert Einstein wrote of Michigan football team, and Rums- he, alongside his Ford-era deputy esis of the sentence and what it said
a letter to his son saying that feld uses that as a metaphor for how he Dick Cheney, played in the George about Ford’s instincts, but Rumsfeld
Americans seemed to be blessed served when “our country was urgently W. Bush administration, this may seems unaware of the complex back-
with a political gyroscope. “Ev- in need of its ‘center.’” He worked with seem somewhat out of character. story and treats the stir caused by the
erything, even lunacy, is mass his Democratic friends from his days in But it is nevertheless welcome sentence as mainly due to a lapse in
produced here,” he wrote. “But the House, and he even appointed one speechwriting procedures. The result
somehow they manage to return of them to serve as his senior coun- to have those who once exalted is that despite his desire to celebrate
to normality.” selor in the White House. Both in his boldness and brashness recog- Ford, Rumsfeld actually seems to un-
governance and in his campaigning, nize that times like these should derappreciate him at times.
After Richard Nixon’s unhinged he shied from excess partisanship. make us want to celebrate virtues
behavior caused responsible Re- This book has, intentionally or not, that are more Ford-like. Nevertheless, Ford’s basic goodness
publicans led by Barry Goldwater three layers. The first is its narrative of sweetly suffuses this book and makes
to push him to resign, Democrat The nice thing about the Ford it a welcome tale and worthy parable.
Tip O’Neill credited divine provi- presidency was that it was gen- Rumsfeld approvingly reports how, af-
dence for bestowing upon Ameri- erally unexciting, at times even ter Saigon fell, Ford felt a moral duty
ca this ability to right itself. “God pleasantly boring. Even its most mo- and compassionate urge to resettle in
has been good to America, especially mentous events, other than Ford’s the United States more than 100,000
during difficult times,” he said. “At the pardon of Nixon, now seem emi- refugees from South Vietnam. On the
time of the Civil War, he gave us Abra- nently forgettable: the Mayaguez in- right, especially in places such as Tex-
ham Lincoln. And at the time of Water- cident, the Solzhenitsyn snub, Whip as, there was vocal opposition, and
gate, he gave us Gerald Ford.” Inflation Now buttons and the Vladi- Congress refused to appropriate some
vostok summit with Leonid Brezhnev. of the necessary funding. Ford decided
Gerald Ford? Yes, Gerald Ford. A Mid- Remember the Glomar Explorer? Nei- to go around Congress and, with help
westerner graced by Rotarian decency ther can most of us. The 128 weeks from volunteers and civic groups, find
and an Eagle Scout’s moral compass, of Ford’s presidency served up less ways to make sure the refugees could
he helped restore calm after a stormy excitement than a 128-minute tweet- come. “To ignore the refugees in their
national nightmare. storm by Trump. Though this was a hour of need would be to repudiate the
virtue of the Ford presidency, it is a values we cherish as a nation of immi-
Donald Rumsfeld, who served as downside for a book about it. grants,” he later wrote, “and I was not
Ford’s chief of staff and then defense Rumsfeld exacerbates this prob- about to let Congress do that.” 
secretary, has now written a slight but lem by seeming content to plumb
worthy book praising him and his short the shallows of Ford’s policies rather WHEN THE CENTER HELD
tenure. He portrays Ford’s character than trying to go deep. His book is Gerald Ford and the Rescue of the
and common sense in ways that not aided by his inclusion of some con-
only contrast him with Nixon but also temporary memos he wrote, but he American Presidency
seem an implied rebuke of President does not accompany them with any By Donald Rumsfeld | Free Press. 331 pp. $28
Trump. “Ford’s kindness, midwestern historical research or even an effort
politeness, and willingness to put oth- to read most of the memos and mem- Review by Walter Isaacson
er people’s interests ahead of his own oirs of other players. The Washington Post
were so distinctive,” he writes, lauding For example, one of Ford’s most sig-
his “honesty, integrity, and basic hu-


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Bonz becomes best mates with CC the Boat Cat

Hi Dog Buddies! “THAT was just a bit embarrassing!”

Since expanding my Potential Inter- “I’ll bet!” I said, trying
viewee Pool to include Pets of the Fe-
line Pursuasion, I’ve learned a buncha not to laugh.
stuff about, you know, Cats, an I’m not
quite as nervous as I usta be. “Now I hafta stay in

But still … the boat, which is fine
I heard that CC (Calico Cat) Hand-
ley had a pretty inneresting tail to tell, with me. I HATE bein’
so I looked her up and scheduled an
innerview. CC’s a Boat Cat (which I’d wet.”
never heard of before), so I was 9 parts
lookin’ forward to meeting her, an “So, what’s this I hear
only 1 part nervous.
When me an my assistant were about you bein’ a hero?”
walkin’ up to the boat, I couldn’t help
but remember that, even though pet “Oh, that. So, it was a
cats are cute an fluffy an do that soft
liddle purr thing, they’re related to Dark an Stormy Night. Real
lions. An tigers. An poo-muhs.
“Get a Grip, Dog!” I told myself windy. I was quietly hang-
Since CC’s boat was being ing out with Dad, snoozin,’
spiffed up, we met on the dock,
outside Capt. Hirams in Sebas- watchin’ TV. Suddenly I was
tian where it was moored. Well,
turns out CC was totally cute an startled by this faint sound
real, real frenly. I felt like a Doof
for bein’ nervous, and hoped that made me leap up and
she hadn’t noticed.
She came right over for a run over to the window. Dad
liddle sniff. “Mr. Bonzo, it’s a
pleasure! A real pleasure! I’m didn’t hear it, so I kept meow-
CC Handley, an this is my Dad,
Capt. Jim. I’ve never been in- ing an meowing. Dad tried to
nerviewed before so you’ll
have to tell me how it works.” shush me, but I kept on meow-
“The pleasure is mine, Miss CC,” I
said suavely, opening my notebook. ing (cuzza my IN-stinks). Fi-
“You can just tell me about how you an
your Dad met, an what your life’s like, nally Dad came over and looked
livin’ on a boat. An about the Recent
Exciting Event I heard about. Just start out. Then he heard what I was
at the beginning.”
She curled her tail around her front hearin’: this faint voice hollarin’
paws an began. “Back nine years ago,
my Dad’s lady friend wanted a pet ‘Help me!’ over an over.”
companion for when Dad was Away.
Soon after, coincidentally, Dad was “Wooof!” I exclaimed.
driving by a house on Indian River
Drive with a ‘Free Cat’ sign in the yard. “Turns out, it was a human
Perfect timing, right? An the price was
right. Turns out all but one of the liit- (15 people years) struggling in
ter had already found good homes.
The only kitten left was The Runt. Me! the water. Dad called 911 like
A tiny liddle fuzzball. I mean, I could
fit into teacup and still have room for humans are ’spose to do when
the lemon slice. You can imagine how
Totally Irresistable I was, right?” there’s TROUBLE, an pulled the
“Dad was NOT a Cat Person,” she CC.PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD boy aboard. The boy told Dad his
grinned. “It only took me about 2 sec-
onds to fix that. I was a liddle timid things out an get- uncle was still in the water, so Dad
for only a couple days, just checking ting my Sea Paws. Me an Dad
have been together ever since. I’m got him, too. Turns out, their boat
a Total Boat Cat. We hang out here
mostly. We also have an actual house hit something and was sinking. Dad
in Orlando. It’s OK, but this is my fa-
vorite.” says if it wasn’t for me, he woulda

“Any pals?” never heard the boy hollarin.’”
“I’ve gotta great famly. There’s my
sister Brittany (she’s in college), an “Woof! CC, you’re a HERO!” I told
her friend Zack an her pooch Molly,
a mini-Yorkie. We get along great. her with admiration.
Ackshully, I get along real good with
dogs. I never did see that big a differ- “Well, I just did what any cat would
ence, ’cept I’m called a ‘cat.’”
“Whaddya do for fun?” do. An Dad’s the one who ackhully
“I love ridin’ in the car. I snuggle in
Dad’s lap an snooze. Whenever Dad pulled ’em up the ladder.”
goes to work, I watch Animal Planet.
When the weather’s nice, we go in hang out. All “But still, that’s Super Pawsome!”
our boat. (Dad calls it ‘Dewers and
Lures,’ painted right on the side. Isn’t those pine needles are like “Aww, thanks, Mr. Bonzo. That’s so
that silly? Humans are always na-
min’ their boats funny stuff like that. a big thick rug. An I watch the birds, sweet. Dad did give me a whole can of
I wonder why.) Anyway, we go to the
Sand Bar at the Inlet, or that pretty an bugs an stuff. Dad fishes. Back at tuna as a reward. He says I owe him
island across from Mulligan’s, an just
the dock, me an my pelican pals hang 37 cents for the tuna. (I know he’s

out an get scraps from the humans just teasing.) Now Dad’s pals call him

cleaning the fish. They even made me Capt. Kitty. An I’m First Mate CC.”

an Honorary Pelican. Cool, huh?” Heading home, I was thinking how

“Totally! Do you swim?” more and more dogs an cats are get-

“Well, I CAN, but I don’t LIKE to. ting along just fine with one another,

There have been a few times, as I was even though they’re different speces.

leaping with catlike grace from boat to That makes me hopeful. 

boat or boat to dock, I slightly miscal-

-The Bonzculated, and landed, well, in the wa-

ter. Then, when I tried to climb back
up the pier, I sorta slid back into the
water. Dad hadda scoop me out.

Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected].

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though, the diamond jack falls, so declarer continues diamonds to take two spades, one
heart, four diamonds and two clubs.

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out of specimen 7 Pull on 74 Spoils
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Does once a cheater necessarily mean always a cheater?

BY CAROLYN HAX speculation about what he could be thinking, For some reason, the question I get asked over
Washington Post and therefore it’s somewhat remote. It’ll be more and over again is whether a one-time cheater is
persuasive if you can come to an understanding always a cheater.
Dear Carolyn: based on your own emotional experience. As an
Is it really true that “once a adult human being, you’ve probably done at least I’m not asked to parse “Once a backstabber al-
cheater always a cheater,” even one terrible thing in your life. Right? ways a backstabber,” “Once a curfew-breaker al-
when the cheater didn’t cheat on ways a curfew-breaker,” “Once an opportunist
you? OK. Have you done this terrible thing more than always an opportunist,” “Once a person who cuts
A few years ago, I left my hus- once? Have you done it more than once because out early on Friday always a person who cuts out
band after I found out he was a serial cheater. We the mere fact of your being capable of it once early on Friday.”
are now divorced. I have been seeing someone new, means you’ll never stop yourself from doing it
and he seems like a great guy. However, he is also again? Might be interesting, but never happens.
divorced, and it’s because he cheated on his ex- People grow and change and learn – or they
wife. don’t. Whether this guy you’re interested in is from
He was very honest with me about this. He did Group A or Group B is something you need to fig-
not attempt to lie about or hide it. Instead of mak- ure out for yourself, using his words and deeds
ing up an excuse for what he did, like, “She didn’t and using your judgment. It’s not a perfect system
do the dishes when I asked, and if she really loved and some people get hurt. But, blanket judgments
me she would have, so she deserved it” (which was aren’t the remedy for the system’s imperfections.
literally one of the reasons my ex-husband gave for Meanwhile, you’re someone who got burned by
why he cheated), he told me he had “made a mis- a cheater. So, once burned always burned?
take” and that he regretted it. It’s a valid question, even though the same
Our relationship is otherwise fantastic and I Group A/B possibilities exist for you.
don’t want to miss out on what could be something What you need to think about, carefully, is
great just because of my own hang-ups. But in the whether your emotional comfort zone, your taste
back of my mind I can’t help but think, “He did it to in men, and your blind spots draw you to manipu-
her, what’s to stop him from doing it to me?” lative, dishonest, narcissistic, charismatic people
– Dating an Ex-Cheater – as in, the ones inclined to cheat and blame you
for it. If you’re (still) a sucker for those, then you’d
Dating an Ex-Cheater: Having paid a heavy be wise to be wary, of yourself as well as your
emotional price for cheating could deter him (or dates. Therapy often helps.
anyone) from ever cheating again. But that’s just Otherwise, trust yourself. There’s something
to be said for two people who know exactly how
wrong they can be. 

Polypharmacy poses peril
for millions of seniors P. 28

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‘Well-done’ food may be recipe for higher blood pressure


Now there is another thing to wor-
ry about, apparently.

While almost everyone knows
that what we eat can affect our risk
of high blood pressure, a new study
out of Harvard suggests that how
“cooked through” our food is may
also influence the risk.

The researchers analyzed the data
of over 100,000 men and women who
took part in one of three studies that
collected information on how much
meat and fish participants con-
sumed each month, how these foods
were cooked, and their levels of “do-

At the beginning of their study
participation, none of the men or
women had high blood pressure.
At the end of the follow-up period,
which averaged 12 to 16 years, more
than a third had developed the con-

The research team, led by Gang
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try and fish well-done, the risk of after it starts to smoke and burn would like to see a study which has or unfiltered cooking oils, as they
high blood pressure was increased by when heated. The estimated smoke controls for variables such as the per- are the least processed and have the
an additional 15 percent, compared point of common cooking oils can son’s weight, their fruit and vegetable best nutrient profile. Opt for the low-
with those who preferred those foods vary greatly depending on the qual- intake, and overall health.” est heat application possible when
prepared less well-done. This finding ity of the oil, but Lynch shared the cooking to minimize the ingestion of
was not affected by the type – or how following guidelines: While the research team acknowl- harmful compounds. Olive oil is fine
much – food the participants con- edges their study cannot prove cause for lower-heat cooking and finishing,
sumed, only how well-done it was.  Butter: 350°F and effect, Liu says “our findings sug- but with polyunsaturated fats such as
 Extra-virgin olive oil: 325°F gest that it may help reduce the risk nut and seed oils (like flaxseed oil),
Samantha Lynch, MS, RDN, LDN,  Sesame oil: 350°F of high blood pressure if you don’t it’s best to avoid heating at all; save
a registered dietitian and nutritionist  Coconut oil: 350°F eat these foods cooked well-done and these for dressings.”
with a private practice in Vero Beach,  Grapeseed oil: 420°F avoid the use of open-flame and/or
is familiar with the study. She says  Ghee: 485°F high-temperature cooking methods, Samantha Lynch’s office is located
“it’s important to know the ‘smoke  Avocado oil: 520°F including grilling/barbecuing and at 4445 Hwy A1A, Suite 239, in Vero
points’ of the oils we cook with. The A caveat: “It is important to note broiling.” Beach. She can also be reached via her
smoke point is the cooking tempera- this study identifies a trend, not a website: www.samanthalynchnutri-
ture at which a fat or oil begins to cause and effect,” says Lynch. “I Lynch offers this additional advice: 
break down and degrade. When we “Use unrefined, cold-pressed and/
eat food cooked past the smoke point,
harmful compounds begin to circu-
late in our bodies, leading to inflam-
mation and oxidative stress, which
reduces the ability of the body to de-

High blood pressure (hyperten-
sion) occurs when the force of blood
that pushes against the wall of the
arteries becomes too high. In 2017,
the American Heart Association and
the American College of Cardiology
revised the definition of high blood
pressure from 140/90 or higher to
130/80 or higher. “Normal” blood
pressure is 120/80; a top (systolic)
number between 121 and 129 is
now considered “elevated.” The new
guidelines eliminate the category of

Under the new definition, it’s esti-
mated that almost half of adults in the
United States have high blood pres-
sure, with the associated increased
risk of stroke, heart attack and heart
disease. Vero’s Lynch says “under
these new guidelines, the prevalence
of high blood pressure is expected to
triple among men under age 45, and
double among women under age 45.”

The link between hypertension
and the “doneness” of food may have
to do with something called hetero-
cyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), po-
tentially harmful compounds pro-
duced when meats, poultry, and fish
are cooked at high temperatures.
Harvard’s Liu says HAAs and other
chemicals produced by high-temper-
ature cooking may lead to oxidative
stress, inflammation and insulin re-
sistance, which can raise the risk of
high blood pressure.

Lynch says “it’s important to know
the smoke points of the oils we cook
with. The smoke point is the cook-
ing temperature at which a fat or oil
begins to break down and degrade.
When we eat food cooked past the
smoke point, harmful compounds
begin to circulate in our bodies, lead-
ing to inflammation and oxidative
stress, which reduces the ability of
the body to detoxify.”

An oil has reached its smoke point

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Polypharmacy poses peril for millions of seniors

BY TOM LLOYD cause heart problems with the medi- Owner and pharmacist Theresa Tolle at Bay Street Pharmacy. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
Staff Writer cines that they’re already on … a heart
arrhythmia … so we’ll call the doctor ease, renal diseases and others become up on pharmacy computers because
America has a drug problem and it’s and say: ‘Do you want to change this far more commonplace and today’s se-
not the one you see on the nightly news. antibiotic to something that doesn’t nior consumers are far more likely to they don’t go through insurance com-
cause that?’ And that happens a lot. see multiple specialists than any previ-
This problem is called “polyphar- Multiple, multiple times a week.” ous generation. pany databases. Using multiple differ-
macy,” and seniors are far more likely
to fall victim to it than anyone else. Millions of seniors potentially are at Unfortunately, as NIH points out, ent pharmacies for multiple different
risk due to polypharmacy. A Harvard “elderly people are at a greater risk for
No one knows that better than The- Medical study that was conducted from adverse drug reactions [than young- drugs can further compound the prob-
resa Tolle, president and pharmacist at 1999 through 2012 reported 40 percent er people] because of the metabolic
Sebastian’s Bay Street Pharmacy. of all Americans over the age of 65 were changes and reduced drug clearance lem.
exceeding that five-prescription drug associated with aging. This risk is fur-
What is polypharmacy? threshold – and that study didn’t even ther exacerbated by increasing the
According to the U.S. National Li- include the skyrocketing number of number of drugs being used.”
brary of Medicine, polypharmacy is over-the-counter supplements many
the chronic or continued use of five or seniors now take. In other words, the more medica-
more prescription medications. The tions anyone takes – and seniors in
problem arises because some drugs in- Today the National Institutes of particular – the greater the chance of
terfere with the action of other drugs or Health says “elderly Americans now adverse effects.
combine to create unintended and of- consume one-third of all the prescrip-
ten dangerous effects. tion medications prescribed each year, The New York Times confirms the
“Certain antibiotics,” Tolle cites as an yet they comprise less than 13 percent problem, reporting that polypharmacy
example, “don’t interact well with cer- of the population.” and inappropriate prescriptions are
tain blood pressure medicines. So, we now at “disturbingly high levels among
have to be very, very careful. It’s very On the surface, that might seem older adults.”
common to see a sulfa antibiotic come understandable. With advancing age,
over or a Cipro antibiotic and [those multiple chronic diseases including Another highly authoritative source,
drugs] can interact badly with drugs hypertension or high blood pressure, the Journal of the American Medical
the patient is already taking. They can diabetes, arthritis, chronic heart dis- Association, concurs: “We’re not paying
enough attention to the interactions
and safety of multiple medications” in Further, says Tolle, while the use
today’s seniors.
of over-the-counter supplements like
Tolle nods in agreement and says “all
day, every day, we are making phone fish oil or vitamin E may benefit a pa-
calls to question a prescription that was
sent over.” tient, it is vital that those supplements

Unfortunately, many accomplished be included on a comprehensive list of
and skilled medical specialists appear
willing to leave it to pharmacists like medications that seniors should insist
Tolle to sort out the conflicting medica-
tions and dangerous interactions that all their doctors review. Frequently.
come with widespread polypharmacy.
And those pharmacists often face hid- As Tolle puts it, “If you think [a sup-
den roadblocks.
plement] is strong enough to help you,
For example, mail order prescrip-
tions, drugs purchased from Canada, then it’s also strong enough to hurt
“free” medications offered at places
like Publix, says Tolle, often don’t show you.”

“One thing,” Tolle says, “I pride my-

self on that we do at Bay Street Phar-

macy – that a lot of pharmacies don’t

do – is we go out and talk to patients on

every new prescription they have filled

with us.

“We are looking at their profile while

we are talking to them so we can see

what [drugs] we know they have. That

gives us a chance to ask if there are

medicines that aren’t showing up so we

can double-check and make sure it’s

not a problem.”

No matter which pharmacy you

choose to use, that’s sound advice.

It’s entirely possible that you need

five or more prescription drugs, but

since medications, dosages and condi-

tions can and frequently do change, it’s

also essential for seniors to keep a de-

tailed and constantly updated list of the

drugs and supplements they’re taking.

After all, it’s not your doctors who are

swallowing all those pills. It’s you.

Theresa Tolle is at Bay Street Phar-

macy, 7746 Bay Street in Sebastian. The

phone number is 772-589-2043. 

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Bonefish Willy’s: Go there hungry, and leave satisfied

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Grilled Mahi Sandwich. Appetizer Combo. Surf-N-Turf.
[email protected]
PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD Salmon Oscar. Blackened Shrimp
If all meetings could be held over a Bonefish Salad.
nice meal and a beverage, with a view When it came decision time on our out of your grandma’s oven, and
of the water, the world might be a bet- dinners, my colleague opted for the washed it down with cups of good, Key Lime Pie.
ter and much more productive place. red snapper fish special ($28), and strong coffee.
So when a colleague asked to meet I chose the fish kabob entrée ($13) RESTAURANT HOURS
about newspaper business a couple of from the Sunset Menu. I would high- The service was friendly and quick Tues- Sat 11 am to 10 pm
weeks ago, I suggested we get together ly recommend the fish kabob, with – almost too quick, so if you to enjoy Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
for an early dinner at Bonefish Willy’s its marinated chunks of salmon and a more leisurely meal you might want
Riverfront Grille on Pineapple Avenue Mahi, plus shrimp, served with green to ask to have your courses spaced out Closed Mondays
just north of the Eau Gallie Arts Dis- beans, Caribbean rice and drizzled a bit. Our server (we neglected to get BEVERAGES
trict. It was a good choice. with a teriyaki sauce. If you’re watch- his name because we were working Full Bar
ing your sodium, you might ask the through dinner) was knowledgeable ADDRESS
Bonefish Willy’s is classic old Flor- chef to hold the teriyaki sauce, or to and attentive. All in all a successful
ida, popular with locals but also a have it on the side. My companion meeting and a satisfying meal. 2459 Pineapple Avenue
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dressed up and make it a night on the pineapple upside-down cake ($7), The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
town. It would be a great stop before or which tasted like it could have come dines anonymously at restaurants at the
after strolling the art galleries, shops expense of this newspaper. 
and vendor stalls at First Friday, or one
of the other festivals in EGAD.

We arrived around 4:30 p.m. on a
hot day (prior to our recent monsoon-
al weather) but we found a nice table
in the shade of the building out back
on the deck where there was a nice
breeze. We ordered glasses of sangria
($5), one white and one red, listened to
our server read the specials, and set-
tled in to look over the menu. Maybe
we got a fresh batch of sangria, but
when I think of sangria I think of wine
with fruit that’s been steeped in the
wine long enough to take on the flavor
and, with the red, the color. This was
wine with some fresh fruit tossed in,
but it was still refreshing.

Bonefish Willy’s is the type of place
that makes you wish you showed up a
whole lot hungrier. Everything on the
menu looks and sounds delicious. It’s
really a chore to choose. We stalled
by ordering two appetizers. The tuna
tataki was good sushi-grade tuna,
plated nicely, but a rather small por-
tion for $12. The baked brie ($11) was
a generous portion, and a winning
pick. Baked in honey and almonds,
the brie was topped with a fresh fruit
salsa and served with crisp Granny
Smith apple slices and crackers. The
brie was also yummy spread on the
hot herb bread that was brought to
our table.

We got $1 off our wine and 50 per-
cent off our second appetizer because
it was happy hour (2 to 6 p.m. daily).
Bonefish Willy’s also offers its own ver-
sion of the early bird, a Sunset Menu
from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through
Thursday with $13 entrees that come
complete with hot herb bread, a veg-
etable or slaw side, and a very nice gar-
den salad.

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Nothing wrong with being a little sweet on wine

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE They aren’t. They’re just different. ably also reinforce the idea that sweet nitely people out there who still say the
The Washington Post The key is that the sweetness needs wines are lower quality. only good wine is a dry wine,” he told
to be balanced by acidity. I’m not going me. “I don’t see that so much with my
There’s a popular misconception to indulge in a techno-geeky discourse Terry Theise, a wine broker famous peers as with baby boomers or Gen
about wine that dry is better than sweet. about grams per liter of residual sugar for his portfolio of high-quality wines Xers.” (He’s 35.) “You don’t see that bias
I’m no specialist in national psychology, vs. titratable acidity, or precise defini- from Germany, Austria and Champagne, so much with millennials.”
but this fear of sweetness might stem tions of dry, semi-dry, medium-dry or chafes at the market prejudice for dry
from our collective awareness of our sweet. (Note how the nomenclature wines. He has chided German produc- We’ve seen this before, in their will-
American sweet tooth and a quaint no- reinforces the bias by emphasizing de- ers for insisting that their top-of-the-line ingness to try wines from unfamiliar
tion that wine is European and therefore grees of dryness?) wines must be dry. countries, states or regions, “natural”
sophisticated and bitter. Truth is, the wine industry is ap- wines fermented in amphorae without
pealing to our sweet tooth by flooding “Show me someone who truly hates sulfur, or trendy petillant-naturel spar-
We love sugary sodas, sweet tea, supermarkets and convenience stores sweetness, and I’ll show you someone klers, bottled before the fermentation
sweet and sour chicken, sticky sweet with cheap treacle whose only defin- to invite on a picnic,” he says, “since is complete to produce bubbles, and
barbecue sauces, cookies and cakes ing characteristic is sweet. Not fruiti- you can eat all the delicious strawber- topped with unpretentious crown cap
and more. And overtly sweet wines are ness or acidity, just sweet. And maybe ries on top of the basket, and he can closures. Younger drinkers are eager to
popular, too, judging from sales fig- heavy. These clunky wines may sell eat all the runty little green ones that experiment, unencumbered by the pre-
ures. Yet there is still a perception that because they are cheap, but they prob- sank to the bottom.” conceptions and prejudices that shape
sweet wines are unsophisticated and their parents’ perspectives.
somehow inferior to dry. His point, of course, is that nobody re-
ally hates sweetness. Many wineries in the Finger Lakes
Melo’s RIitsatoliraannote and other regions that specialize in
ALL-YMOUUS-CSAELNS-EAT Except when it comes to wine, too Riesling, such as Michigan’s Old Mis-
many of us think we should. And our sion Peninsula, produce Rieslings they
Every Thursday fear of sweetness is linked to some de- label “dry” and “semi-dry.” Some indi-
gree with Riesling, the quintessential cate sweetness levels using a scale on
EHARALPYPBYIHRDOUMRE&NU German wine. the back label. I’ll admit an instinctive
bias toward drier wines, but I often find
Tuesda2y--FForird-a1yD4r:i3n0ks-6:00PM Riesling can be amazingly delicious myself reacting more enthusiastically to
when bone dry, or unctuously sweet, or semi-dry versions. They tend to be more
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Serving Brevard Since 1988 have the acidity to balance the sugar. compatible with food.
Some would argue it needs the sugar
to balance its acidity. The problem for So let’s reassess our fear of sweet-
consumers is that we don’t always know ness in wine. Don’t just say “yuck.” Ask
what we’re buying – is the Riesling dry? Is yourself: Is it just sugary, or is it show-
it sweet? Worst of all, is it neither? ing ripe fruit flavors of peaches, apricots
and berries? Does the acidity balance
“We can’t get away from the question the sweetness and leave your palate
of sweetness,” says August Deimel, wine- refreshed, ready for another sip or bite
maker at Keuka Spring Vineyards in New of food? Fruity wines, with or without
York’s Finger Lakes, a region known for some degree of residual sugar left after
Riesling. “We spend a lot of time explain- fermentation, are often great partners to
ing to consumers and the trade what the the spicier cuisines we favor today.
sweetness level is. Unfortunately, one
person’s off-dry is another person’s bone Come on, America. Embrace your
dry, and another person’s uber-sweet.” sweet tooth. 

Deimel sees a generational factor in
this anti-sweet bias. “There are defi-

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Please send calendar information 15 New member coffee, hosted by New
at least two weeks prior to your Neighbors of South Brevard Beaches,
a ladies social club for residents of the Beach-
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Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 June 10 | Introduction to Dragon Boating at Oars and Paddles Park. Third Friday Family Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. in
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1329 Banana River Drive, Indian Harbour Beach. open to the community at 6 p.m. at Holy Name Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive. Food trucks,
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near the ocean offered for $437,500 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s agent Dave Settgast: 321-543-1187

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Beautiful pool home near the ocean, recently reduced

Todd Ostrander Top 1% of Brevard
“Door to the East Shore” ® County Agents
321.749.8405 dialantic features a pleasing variety
Over 150 Million of architectural angles, with high ca-
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER thedral ceilings in the ground-floor
SOLD! [email protected] living spaces, including kitchen, liv-
ing room and dining room. There is
Hall of Fame A handsome, split-level, four-bed- a dramatic wood-burning fireplace
Producer room, two-and-a-half bath home on a near the foyer surrounded by custom
large triangular lot with a classic free- shelving in the main living room. form swimming pool and lush land-
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rounded by tropical foliage. ium built into a wall shared with the has a half-bath and a hallway that leads Neighborhood:
Down a short flight of stairs from living room. to the attached two-car garage. Indialantic by the Sea.

the kitchen is a den or fourth bed- This lower level, which opens direct- Seller Sean Mauldin, who lived in Year built: 1987
room featuring a look-through aquar- ly out onto the resort-like pool deck, the home with his wife and two chil- Construction:
Concrete block, frame
Bedrooms: 4
2 full bathrooms, 1 half-bath
Home size: 2,069 square feet
Lot size: .31 acre.
Swimming pool: Free-form
saltwater pool with sunny pool
deck sheltered by lush land-

Additional features: Formal
dining room, breakfast bar,
cathedral/vaulted ceilings, open
floor plan, tile floors, fireplace,
balcony, gazebo, covered hot
tub, two-car attached garage.
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing agent:
Dave Settgast, 321-543-1187

Listing price: $437,500

36 Thursday, June 7, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


dren for five years, recently replaced the Indian River, which offers great try foyer area are two bedrooms and able-speed pump on the pool that op-
the master bathroom shower and opportunities for boating and fish- a hallway with piano-finish wood erates quietly.
added white quartzite countertops in ing. floors. The upstairs bathrooms have
both upstairs bathrooms. new quartzite countertops and the The appealing architectural as-
The house is surrounded by a natu- master bathroom also has a walk-in pects of the home, and especially the
Exterior improvements done by ral screen of greenery hiding a jungle- shower equipped with a flood show- lot, helped make a perfect home for
the Mauldins include a new roof and like setting, complete with a small erhead. the Mauldins “Once we got here, we
charming pathways through the trail that passes under an arbor to fell in love with the place. We thought
lushly shaded property. The family reach a covered gazebo, all features The master bedroom suite, with we would always live here,’’ Mauldin
also widened the driveway with paver otherwise surrounded by a tradition- another high, vaulted ceiling, occu- said.
bricks. al suburban neighborhood. pies the entire end of the home with
multiple windows and views – includ- Now though, with a new member
“We did it for the curb appeal and “It’s about a third of an acre, so it’s ing a good view of the deep, saltwater, joining the family, the Mauldins have
it looks a lot better since the drive- not huge but it’s about 300 feet from kidney-shaped swimming pool. An- moved to a larger home nearby.
way was widened. It was big project,’’ one end to the other. The way they other special feature is a private cov-
Mauldin said. constructed the house on the lot they ered balcony cantilevered over a hot This spacious, well-maintained
really maximized the space, and feels tub adjacent to the pool deck. house is being offered for $437,500 by
The pie-shaped .31 acre lot is lo- like it goes on forever,’’ Mauldin said. Dave Settgast, a top agent at the Trea-
cated within easy walking distance The sellers recently installed a vari- sure Coast Sotheby’s office in Mel-
to both the Atlantic Ocean beach and Up a short staircase from the en- bourne Beach. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 7, 2018 37


Judge tosses class-action suit against Zillow’s Zestimate

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST Delaware’s median error rate is 11.9 whose frustrations with an alleg- on whether the Zestimate is too high
percent; certain counties in some edly lowball estimate on her home or too low.”
A federal district court has dis- states have error rates of 20 percent or prompted her to file the original suit,
missed a closely followed class-action higher. In Illinois, at least five coun- said in an email that the court “is dis- Andersen said she finds it “disap-
lawsuit that charged Zillow – creator ties have error rates of 20 percent or pointing” that “the buying public does
of the controversial Zestimate online higher, and one, Perry County, has a regarding” the reality that consumers not realize Zillow’s income is from
home-valuation tool – with deceptive 26.7 percent rate. give credibility to Zestimates and use brokers who pay” money for leads and
business practices designed to mis- them for their own purposes. advertising tied to Zestimate pages.
lead consumers. In her decision, Judge Amy J. St. Eve “So basically, Zillow is financially
of the U.S. District Court in Chicago “If you can give buyer(s) a tool to motivated to keep the Zestimate inac-
The suit, filed last year by Chicago- concluded that “Zestimates are not manipulate a seller, they will use it, curate, so it can ‘funnel’ disgruntled
area home sellers, alleged that Zillow false or misleading representations of and vice versa,” she said, “depending sellers to brokers” who then “cure an
systematically engages in a confus- fact” that are likely “to confuse con- issue [inaccurate valuations] that Zil-
ing, unfair and deceptive marketing sumers” because they are “merely” low created,” she said.
scheme that impairs homeowners an estimate of the market value of a
and sellers in the sale of their houses. home. Nor do they constitute a “bait In response, Zillow said “the Zesti-
and switch” scheme as alleged by the mate is incredibly accurate, and Zil-
Plaintiffs charged that Zillow hides plaintiffs or constitute “self-dealing” low is constantly working to improve
its multiple financial arrangements because they “funnel” FSBO sellers its accuracy even more.”
with realty agents and lenders and to Zillow’s “premier” realty agents –
that it ignores or refuses to correct those who pay the company for spe- What to make of the Zestimate de-
“Zestimates that homeowners chal- cial advertising placement and leads cision? Best advice is to take Zillow’s
lenge as inaccurate or unfounded.” on who is shopping for a home. own suggestion and see Zestimates as
starting points, not end conclusions
Plaintiffs also alleged that the com- Asked for comment on the decision, as to true value. Plus, be aware of how
pany lowballs value estimates on “FS- Zillow said that “we are pleased that the Zillow model works: The compa-
BOs” – for-sale-by-owner homes on the court has dismissed the claims in ny makes most of its money – $213.7
its website – but then increases them this lawsuit not once, but now twice – million, 71 percent of total revenue in
if a realty agent who pays money to finding the allegations in the lawsuit the first quarter of 2018, according to
Zillow subsequently lists them. without merit.” its latest securities filing – from realty
agents and brokers who pay it for ad-
An earlier version of the suit alleged Barbara Andersen, an attorney vertising on its websites. 
that Zestimates undervalued plain-
tiffs’ homes and violated Illinois ap- THESE AMENITIES WILL HELP YOUR HOME PRICE
praisal rules by serving as the func-
tional equivalent of appraisals. That STORY BY MICHELE LERNER WASHINGTON POST resulted in higher-than-expected are starting to say barn doors are
suit was dismissed, but the court al- sales prices than comparable homes overused, homes that have them
lowed the plaintiffs to file an amend- While Bernadette in the novel without those features included: sold for 23 percent more than those
ed version. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” be- that don’t.
moaned the excessive number of  Solar panels. Entry-level homes
If you’re not familiar with Zesti- Craftsman-style houses in Seattle, a with the keywords solar panels sold  Exposed brick. Whether it’s
mates, just tap any home address in recent report from, for 40 percent more than compara- an older or newer home, residences
the country into your search engine; ble homes without that phrase.
you’ll probably see a value estimate a new real estate site from the Zillow with exposed brick sold for 23 per-
pop up along with descriptions of Group geared to first-time buyers,  Coffered ceilings. Garnered a cent more than similar homes with-
the property’s features, photos and presents a different view. 29 percent premium. out that feature.
square footage.
The report found that starter homes  Claw-foot tub. Sold for 29 per- To generate this list of features,
Zillow says it has Zestimates on that mention “Craftsman” in their list- cent more. analyzed listing de-
more than 100 million homes, wheth- ing sold for 34 percent more than en- scriptions for millions of entry-level
er they are actively for sale or off the try-level houses without that phrase.  Mid-century. Homes that homes, defined as those priced with-
market. The estimates are based on could claim mid-century features in the bottom third of the market. 
“millions of public and user-submit- Other features and phrases that sold for 28 percent more.
ted data points” on homes, which
get fed through its proprietary algo-  In-law. Residences with a dedi-
rithms to generate value estimates, cated space for in-laws sold for 28
one-year forecasts of value and rent percent more.
 Exposed beams or ceiling.
The company insists that its Zesti- Homes with these rustic features
mates are relatively accurate, with a sold for 26 percent more than simi-
“median [national] error rate” of 4.6 lar homes without them.
percent. But for years, consumers, ap-
praisers and realty agents have criti-  Farmhouse sink. Kitchens with
cized the company for having much these larger sinks sold for 26 percent
higher error rates on individual prop- more than homes without them.
erties – sometimes 10 percent or more
in areas where housing types vary  Fire pit. Even the smallest back
widely or property data is difficult to yard can often accommodate a fire
obtain. pit, and homes that mentioned them
in their listing sold for 25 percent
Some major metropolitan areas more than those that didn’t.
have error rates well in excess of Zil-
low’s national median – Dallas-Fort  Barn door. While some people
Worth’s rate is 8.2 percent – and some
states have exceptionally high rates.

38 Thursday, June 7, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: May 25 to May 31

The final days of May saw the real estate market in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937 turn red hot.
Satellite Beach led the way with 15 sales for the second consecutive week, followed by Indialantic with 13,
Indian Harbour Beach with 10, and Melbourne Beach with 9.
The top sale of the week was of an oceanfront home in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 3435 South
Highway A1A was placed on the market March 23 with an asking price of $1.425 million. The sale closed
May 29 for $1.3 million.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Kevin Hill of RE/MAX Alternative Realty. The purchaser in
the transaction was represented by Karen Coville of Exp Realty.



THE BREAKERS CONDO PH II 1903 ATLANTIC ST 221 11/6/2018 $699,000 $599,000 5/31/2018 $580,000
TIDEWATER CONDO NO 1 7415 AQUARINA BEACH DR 501 8/19/2017 $625,000 $599,000 5/30/2018 $538,000
WILCOX PLAT OF MELBO 405 6TH AVE 12/20/2017 $600,000 $559,000 5/30/2018


RIO VILLA UNIT III 3093 RIO BAYA S 5/19/2018 $629,000 $629,000 5/29/2018 $600,000
OCEAN SANDS NORTH CO 2727 N HIGHWAY A1A 205 4/15/2018 $519,000 $519,000 5/25/2018 $515,000
CANOVA BEACH VACATIO 119 ATLANTIC AVE 3/10/2018 $449,900 $449,900 5/25/2018 $449,900


TORTOISE ISLAND P2U1 758 HAWKSBILL ISLAND DR 4/19/2018 $924,000 $924,000 5/29/2018 $932,000
MAJESTY PALM CONDO 925 HIGHWAY A1A 305 2/19/2018 $628,000 $599,900 5/25/2018 $568,000
MARTESIA 190 MARTESIA WAY 4/17/2018 $539,900 $539,900 5/25/2018 $525,000

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 7, 2018 39


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Les Villas At Aquari, Address: 915 Aquarina Blvd Subdivision: Bch Wds Stg 2 Phs 2, Address: 3254 Sea Oats Cir

Listing Date: 12/7/2017 Listing Date: 2/28/2018
Original Price: $399,000 Original Price: $245,000
Recent Price: $385,000 Recent Price: $237,500
Sold: 5/30/2018 Sold: 5/30/2018
Selling Price: $370,000 Selling Price: $200,000
Listing Agent: Carola Mayerhoeffer & Listing Agent: Todd Ostrander
Renee Winkler
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Todd Ostrander
Thomas Eason
RE/MAX Elite
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty

Subdivision: Majesty Palm Condo, Address: 925 Highway A1A 305 Subdivision: The Horizon Condo P4, Address: 407 Highway A1A 433

Listing Date: 2/19/2018 Listing Date: 2/3/2018
Original Price: $628,000 Original Price: $469,000
Recent Price: $599,900 Recent Price: $449,990
Sold: 5/25/2018 Sold: 5/30/2018
Selling Price: $568,000 Selling Price: $414,000
Listing Agent: Gibbs Baum & Listing Agent: Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
Gregory Zimmerman
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
David Settgast
Angela Rodriguez
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
SPC Realty Group





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