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02/02/2018 ISSUE 05


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Johnny Benjamin Vero’s hospital boards choose Cleveland Clinic
claims his stash of
pills seized illegally By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected]
By Beth Walton | Staff Writer
After three years of ruminating
Attorneys for Dr. Johnny Benja- on how to lift Indian River Medical
min, the Vero Beach spine surgeon Center out of financial decline, the
facing life in prison on federal drug boards of Vero’s publicly-owned
charges, asked a judge earlier this hospital have picked a path from
month to suppress evidence they small-town to world-class.
say was illegally obtained at the
Melbourne International Airport. Tuesday afternoon, following
Benjamin, dressed in medical a morning of presentations, Indi-
scrubs, was stopped Oct. 6 with
thousands of pills that appeared to THE DECISION
be Oxycodone tablets and a ticket
to Philadelphia. He was arrested six Following presentations Tuesday morning, below, the boards of Vero Beach’s publicly-owned Indian River Medical Center an River Medical Center officials
days later. selected Cleveland Clinic as their
picked world-famous Cleveland Clinic as their partner of choice. PHOTO (BELOW): GORDON RADFORD partner of choice, the IRMC board
Donnie Murrell, a West Palm of directors voting unanimously
Beach defense attorney, asked in a and the Hospital District trustees
Jan. 12 motion that the pills found splitting four to three. They now
in Benjamin’s backpack at the air- move into the negotiation phase of
port, videotape of the seizure and a deal for Cleveland to take over the
statements the doctor gave to the hospital.
police not be allowed as evidence.
If all goes well, by the end of the
The United States Drug En- year, Vero Beach will join Abu Dhabi
forcement Agency had no proba- and London’s Belgravia neighbor-
ble cause to search Benjamin so hood – with views of Buckingham
its agents asked the airport police Palace – as the latest entry on the
to look in his bags, argues Murrell, Cleveland Clinic’s map. The sys-
who did not respond to a request tem, with eight regional hospitals in
northeast Ohio, also has facilities in
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Las Vegas and Toronto.


NEWS 1-8 PETS 14 MY Road-rage mom: I don’t know how my son wasn’t killed

To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer the miracle that enabled her 3-year-old
For circulation or where to pick up [email protected] son to escape unscathed, despite the SUV
your issue call: 772-226-7925 being hit four times.
Amy Clemente tries to not think about
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. what might’ve happened if any of the Her son was buckled into a child’s car A 3-year-old was a passenger in this SUV. Bullet holes in circled in red.
stray bullets fired during the November seat in the middle of the SUV’s back seat,
road-rage incident on State Road 60 had and photos show one of the bullets struck
struck her ex-husband’s SUV a few inches the vehicle just above the backseat door
higher. handle, only inches below the side win-
“I can’t,” she said. “I just can’t.”
Instead, the 35-year-old St. Edward’s Another bullet hit an inch behind the
School graduate and island resident pre- door and was found next to her ex-hus-
fers to believe in miracles – particularly

2 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

HOSPITAL VOTE commitment was desired. rent employees, although Adventist limited ate with Indian River.
One lost vote when the definitive agree- the offer to all “frontline” employees – primar- Signed by the chairman of the Hospital
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ily nurses and physicians.
ment comes back to the Hospital District Board, Wayne Hockmeyer, and the chairman
Its only Florida hospital – until now – is in trustees a few months from now, and the deal Adventist was the only system that would of the District trustees, Marybeth Cunning-
Broward County. If plans presented to Vero falls through. have insisted on a new union contract; that, ham, the letter initiates yet another phase in
officials in Cleveland last month work out, some trustees felt, could have thrown a the carefully choreographed process.
Cleveland Clinic Weston will soon be joined The IRMC board of directors on the oth- wrench into the works at the last minute if a
by not only Vero but as many as five other er hand seemed almost reverent. Seated at a contract could not be negotiated. It will likely include issues like the structure
hospitals in the state, all in a three-year time conference room table, with Dr. Wayne Hock- of the acquisition; the assets and the liabilities
frame. meyer, the board’s chairman, leading the HCA, the only for-profit, proposed a long- involved; the terms of payment; and issues of
proceedings, they all but joined hands for the term lease, pre-paid in the amount of $150 confidentiality. Those are of particular con-
The vote to go with “the Clinic,” as it is blessing delivered unto them – if all goes well million, along with $265 million in capital ex- cern since the hospital’s public ownership
known in its host cities as well as to the inter- with negotiations – sometime before the end penditures over 10 years. – represented by the Hospital District – can
national clients it draws, came after invest- of the year. involve Government in the Sunshine laws.
ment bankers from Chicago-based Juniper The decision reached Monday required Cleveland, like all of the other partner candi-
Advisory elicited more specifics from Cleve- The final proposals, made available to the two separate boards to agree on a single suit- dates, wants out from under those laws.
land’s preliminary proposal, which was so boards over the weekend, evolved over the or, one of four that have been closely exam-
vague that one trustee, Tracey Zudans, found course of the 10-week courtship, but also ex- ined since November. After listening to three Indian River stands to lose just as much if
it off-putting. tended the time span for the outlay. Adventist hours of analysis led by Juniper, the hospital it chose to pull out, since any future partner
Health System – the second choice of six of transaction experts, before approximately – presumably one of the initial four – might
While the other potential partners gave a the District trustees, as well as the first choice 100 onlookers at the county’s InterGener- view Vero as a less than reliable dealmaker.
dollar amount for proposed capital improve- of one – increased its commitment for capital ational Center, the 16-member Indian Riv-
ments, the Clinic committed to whatever it expenditures to $300 million to $325 million er Medical Center board of directors drove While those negotiations take place, a val-
took to bring the place up to “Cleveland Clinic over 10 years (the original proposal was over across town to a hospital conference room to uation firm hired by the Hospital District will
standards.” That evolved into a firmer offer for five years). deliberate, while the seven trustees of the In- be looking over the terms to “make sure it’s a
capital improvements totaling $200 million to dian River County Hospital District returned good deal,” as Cunningham told the trustees.
$250 million over the next 10 years, with an Cleveland, whose preliminary propos- to their offices. The valuation expert adds another layer of re-
assumption of $102 million in liabilities. al, as summarized by IRMC’s advisers, read assurance to taxpayers that a process that has
only “TBD: Cleveland Clinic Standard,” this Within 10 minutes of the Hospital Board already included strenuous vetting by the two
That sum, coming from the famed clinic, time spelled out a $200- to $250-million com- of Directors convening, and within two hours boards will have the official OK of another set
was somewhat less than jaw-dropping. Zu- mitment to capital improvements. Orlando of the District Board beginning deliberations, of professionals.
dans wasn’t the only one cocking an eyebrow. Health, offered $200 million over seven years, accord was reached, their matching selection
District trustees Allen Jones and Marybeth or an amount projected to be approximately having “bubbled to the surface,” as the Dis- In three to four months, the Clinic should
Cunningham, the board’s finance chairman $285 million over 10 years. trict’s consulting attorney Bill Boyles had pre- have completed due diligence and have a full
and chairman respectively, voted for Cleve- dicted it would at their last meeting. accounting of hospital’s existing circumstanc-
land Clinic – but noted that the group’s four- Those were the three nonprofit partners; es as well a solid sense of its potential. At that
three vote might send a signal as the two sides they all involved a transaction known as Now Boyles will huddle with a half-dozen point, if terms are agreeable to Indian River
head into negotiations that a larger financial member substitution in the nonprofit world, other attorneys and advisers to write a let- trustees and IRMC board members, a bind-
and they all offered to lease the hospital’s ter of intent, a non-binding agreement that ing definitive agreement will be drawn up and
physical plant. All three offered to keep cur- gives Cleveland Clinic exclusivity to negoti- once again voted upon by both boards. 


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JOHNNY BENJAMIN The doctor was free to leave at any time, that case, but later pled guilty to a misde- Evidence obtained unlawfully may be ad-
argues the prosecutor. In fact, Benjamin did meanor. “There can be no question as to his missible if the government can prove that it
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 leave “to manufacture prescriptions for his identity as the person who refused to con- ultimately would have been discovered by
purported ‘cancer medication,’” he says. sent to a search previously,” he writes. lawful means, he says.
for comment. “This was illegal.”
More than 40 years ago the courts antic- Investigators are allowed to deceive de- The DEA did have probable cause, McMil- The DEA began investigating Benjamin in
fendants within reason, McMillan explains. lan says. Investigators didn’t have a warrant 2016 after a Palm Beach woman died from an
ipated law enforcement would try to take The police did not falsely claim to have a because it wasn’t clear what Benjamin’s lug- overdose and the Fentanyl-laced Oxycodone
advantage of warrantless, administrative warrant or tell Benjamin he had no right to gage would look like or how he would carry found in her possession was allegedly traced
searches and ruled evidence obtained this resist the search. Plus, the doctor has shown the drugs. These details are necessary for a to him. The doctor is a registered controlled
way should be inadmissible, he explains. an understanding of his right to refuse a war- search warrant application. substance prescriber in Indian River County
Airport searches are strictly limited to pre- rantless search in the past. and holds staff privileges at the Indian River
venting firearms or explosives from being Had Benjamin refused the search at the Medical Center.
taken onto a plane. When Michigan State Police suspected airport, agents would have identified them-
a marijuana grow operation on Benjamin’s selves to him, legally seized his luggage for Benjamin entered a not guilty plea shortly
Shortly after Benjamin’s luggage cleared Salinac County property in October 2016, safekeeping and immediately applied for a after his October arrest. He was denied bond
the TSA X-ray machine, officers told the doc- Benjamin denied entry until officers had a search warrant based on their lengthy, un- and is being held at the Federal Detention
tor that TSA suspected there were bullets in warrant, McMillian says. dercover investigation, the assistant U.S. at- Center in Miami. The case is scheduled to go
his backpack. “This was a ruse. TSA had no torney writes. to trial in April. 
such suspicion,” Murrell writes. The doctor was charged with a felony in

“TSA discovered no evidence that Ben-
jamin possessed any material or objects
prohibited on an airplane. The Melbourne
Police, at the request of the DEA, used the
administrative search by TSA as cover to con-
duct a search to further a criminal investiga-
tion,” the lawyer claims.

Confronted with the pills, which were
counterfeits given to the doctor by a con-
fidential informant in an undercover sting
and presented as Fentanyl-laced Oxyco-
done, a highly addictive narcotic that could
be sold for high value on the street, Benja-
min told airport police the drugs were for
his alleged tonsil cancer. He then drove
back to Vero Beach and wrote himself a
prescription for Fluoresce – a chemother-
apy drug – when officers asked for more

When Benjamin returned to the airport
with the prescription he wrote, officers told
him they had done research while he was
away and knew pills were Oxycodone. They
said they would confiscate the drugs pend-
ing further investigation.

The day before Benjamin’s impasse at
the airport, DEA agents and the undercover
informant orchestrated a drug transaction
with the doctor behind Vero Beach’s Pro
Spine Center. Investigators say Benjamin
took approximately 4,000 blue pills marked
with an “A-215” stamp. The tablets, made to
look like Oxycodone, were actually lactose.
The price was $4 a pill.

After stopping Benjamin at the airport,
agents did a field test and determined the
pills he was carrying as he attempted to
board the flight to Philadelphia were the
same composition as the tablets handed to
him the day before during the staged drug
transaction outside his office.

Benjamin denied knowing why the tab-
lets had an “A-215” marking at the airport
and asked to call a deputy at the Indian River
County Sheriff’s Office. He also offered to call
his office.

Prosecutors claim there is nothing wrong
with the way the DEA conducted its investi-
gation. In his Jan. 26 written response to the
motion filed by Benjamin’s lawyers, Assistant
United States Attorney John McMillan says
the search was voluntary. Not only did Ben-
jamin offer consent, but at one point he asks
if the officer needs help opening and search-
ing his bag.

4 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

MY TAKE son and enjoy every moment,” she said, “be- turned east onto State Road 60. and gave his version of what happened.
cause it really is a miracle that he’s here.” Hicks, of Vero Beach, and Sartori, of Se- During hours of questioning at the scene
Dennis Wayne Hicks isn’t. bastian, were stopped side-by-side at the by deputies, detectives and Assistant State
band’s bowling-ball bag in the trunk area. That’s because he was fatally shot by Tim- traffic light of 53rd Avenue, in front of Ap- Attorney Steve Gosnell, Sartori claimed he
Clemente said the bullet was on a trajectory othy Daniel Sartori at about 7 p.m. Nov. 20 plebee’s restaurant, when the shooting oc- had acted in self-defense under Florida’s
that put her son in the line of fire. at the intersection of State Road 60 and 53rd curred. controversial “stand your ground” law – even
Avenue, where, according to sheriff’s office though no gun was found in Hicks’ car and
“When I saw the car and where the bullets reports, an escalating road-rage incident Sartori, 29, told deputies that his window Hicks wasn’t available to tell his side of the
hit, all I could think was: I don’t know how erupted into gun play. was down when Hicks pulled alongside, story –and Sartori eventually was released.
he wasn’t killed,” Clemente said. “If he wasn’t The reports say the incident began when looked over and said, “What’s your prob-
in the middle seat, if the bowling ball wasn’t Hicks, 38, became irate with an unidentified lem?” By his account, Sartori replied, saying Detectives continued to investigate the
there, if it were a different-type car . . .” motorist – not Sartori – while driving along he didn’t have a problem. shooting, and Sheriff Deryl Loar has said
58th Avenue. publicly that Sartori should be arrested and
She stopped herself, knowing where her With all three vehicles stopped at the traf- It was then, Sartori told deputies, that charged, possibly with recklessly discharg-
thought was headed. Then, after taking a fic light at the State Road 60 intersection, Hicks verbally threatened to shoot him and ing a firearm in public.
deep breath to regain her composure, she Hicks began angrily honking his horn at the appeared to reach for something, so Sartori
continued. unidentified motorist. The three vehicles grabbed his gun and emptied the magazine “We can’t condone someone just dis-
at the busy intersection. Sartori then drove charging a weapon the way he did,” Loar
“I’m just trying to be positive, be with my into a nearby parking lot, calmly called 911 told this newspaper in November. “It wasn’t
like it was one or two or three rounds. It was
10 to 15 rounds. He emptied the gun.”

As of Monday, however, Gosnell still hadn’t
decided whether to charge Sartori with a
crime in connection with an incident that
occurred 10 weeks ago. The delay prompt-
ed Clemente and her family to launch last
month a petition urging Gosnell
to charge Sartori, saying the shooter’s “right
to defend his own life did not give him the
right to expose innocent bystanders to po-
tential death or serious injury.”

The family also states in the petition that
failing to charge Sartori “will set a dangerous
precedent for our community.”

Clemente, who was driving to West Palm
Beach when her father called to tell her
about the shooting, said she’s not saying
Sartori is guilty. She wants him to be charged
and judged by our legal system.

“This was a very emotional event for me,
and it took a while to process it,” Clemente
said. “But after a month went by and noth-
ing was happening – I kept reading what
seemed like the same story over and over
again in the newspapers – I couldn’t take it
anymore. I felt we needed to do something.

“Someone died,” she continued. “With
that many bullets flying around a very
busy road at that time of day, someone else
could’ve been killed, too. And why? Because
some guy felt threatened?

“They keep talking about the stand-your-
ground law, but you’re telling me there were
no other options?” she added. “He was the
first one at the light. He couldn’t have pulled
over? Or run the light? Or did something to
get away and diffuse the situation? Did he
have to pull out a gun and start shooting?

“Someone needs to really look at this, be-
cause this person is still out there with a gun
and I don’t want anyone else to get shot.”

Just so you know: Florida’s “stand your
ground” law permits a person to use dead-
ly force, with no duty to retreat, if he or she
reasonably believes such force is necessary
to prevent imminent death or great bodily
harm to themselves or others.

Therefore, if Sartori’s account of the inci-
dent was truthful – if Hicks verbally threat-
ened him and made a move that could be
reasonably interpreted as reaching for a
weapon – then it was not an unlawful killing.

Of course, there’s no way to know exactly
what Hicks said or did. All we have are the


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VBHS AGAIN CITED FOR GIVING MY TAKE lives in Vero Beach – are trying to answer.
AWAY TICKET SALE PROCEEDS Something Gosnell’s team shouldn’t con-
By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer The auditor said the high school violated sider, though, is the Clementes’ petition.
[email protected] the rule that states, “All [ticket sale] funds col- statements given by Sartori and his passen- The family’s cause might be just, but
lected shall be expended to benefit these stu- ger. Sartori, with a barrage of gunfire, made
For the second year in a row, an indepen- dents in school unless collected for a specific sure we’ll never hear Hicks’ version of what the online document should be given no
dent auditing firm has cited Vero Beach High documented purpose.” No documents were happened, but it is known that Hick’s was weight in deciding whether Sartori should
School for giving away athletic event ticket provided, the auditor said. not armed, so Sartori was not actually in be charged.
sale proceeds in violation of state regulations danger of being shot. But it’s not that sim-
that mandate money from ticket sales be O’Keefe said in response to the audit that ple – which, I’m guessing, is why Gosnell is Gosnell’s decision must be based only on
used to benefit students at the school. an “Activity Form” was submitted – an inter- struggling to reach a decision. the facts and the law – not on sentiment,
nal document that goes to the school’s book- not on politics. The last thing anyone here
Principal Shawn O’Keefe authorized trans- keeper – stating some of the money would go Two laws are in conflict. should want is for Sartori to be charged with
ferring a portion of ticket sale proceeds from to “Casual for a Cause.” During games, an- While one law gave Sartori a right to de- a crime because of public pressure.
Vero High’s internal athletic account to a nouncements were made over loudspeakers fend himself, another law prohibits him
School Department charity fund, “Casual that some of the money would go to charity. from recklessly discharging a firearm in Knowing Colton as I do, I’m confident
for a Cause,” which contributes money to a public. And firing 10 to 15 shots into a car that won’t happen. Yet, as Clemente put it:
half-dozen local nonprofits. But even if the school had informed the at a busy intersection, where four stray bul- “There’s still a car with four bullet holes in
public, the auditing firm said that wouldn’t lets struck another moving vehicle, might be it.” And there’s a 3-year-old boy who contin-
More than $3,000 in school funds were fix the error. considered reckless. ues to talk about the night his car was hit by
misused in this way in the 2016-17 school “If that child had been shot,” Loar said, bullets.
year, according to the audit. O’Keefe finally “Furthermore, we do not believe that “we’d be looking at a manslaughter charge.”
stopped sharing a portion of ticket proceeds monies collected primarily to benefit stu- Miraculously, that child wasn’t shot. Nor “The night it happened, they called me
with charities a month ago. dents should be directed to other purposes,” was his father, who was driving the SUV and on FaceTime so I could see that he was safe,
the audit states. In other words, raising mon- making a U-turn at the intersection when and he said, ‘Mommy, there are bullets in my
The finding of misused funds was in the ey for charity should be kept separate from the shooting began. Hicks was the lone vic- car,’” Clemente said. “He talks about it quite
recently-released yearly “internal audit” of ticket sales. The finding last year and this year tim. a bit. Whenever I swerve, he says, ‘Mommy,
the district’s 23 schools, and was conduct- – and O’Keefe’s responses – are nearly iden- So which law takes precedence? we had to swerve when the bullets were hit-
ed by auditing firm Berger, Toombs, Elam, tical. Does the “stand your ground” law provide ting the car. It sounded like fireworks.’
Gaines and Frank, which also performed the a legal defense for someone who, acting in
internal audit last year. Before the School Board voted to accept self-defense, recklessly discharges a firearm “I still can’t believe something like that
the internal audit at the Tuesday, Jan. 23 in public? Does it matter if innocent people could happen, especially here.”
School Districts are required to follow rules meeting, School Board Member Charles get shot? And should it?
found in the “Financial and Program Cost Ac- Searcy said of the misused ticket sale pro- Those are some of the questions, I’m sure, But it did and the more she thinks about
counting and Reporting for Florida Schools,” ceeds, “That is just wrong.”  that Gosnell and other local prosecutors – it, the more she believes Sartori needs to an-
commonly known as the “Redbook.” including State Attorney Bruce Colton, who swer for his actions.

“Everything is OK for us, but what hap-
pened isn’t OK,” Clemente said. “He shot be-
cause he felt his life was threatened, but his
shooting was a threat to the lives of everyone
around him. Isn’t that against the law?”

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Hurtin’ for certain? Doc specializes in treating chronic pain

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Dr. Harold Cordner and Danielle Larocca. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
[email protected]
“In medical school you make a diagno- you broke your arm, would you be exercis- and it takes your pain away, that’s great.
While it is certain chronic pain is one of sis and then you treat,” he says, “but in a ing? No. They’d put you in a cast and you Then you don’t need me. But if your pain
the most common problems facing Amer- lot of these pain cases, they treat, treat, rest it for six weeks to let it heal.” persists despite treatment or despite time,
icans, the number of people affected is not treat, treat, treat, but no one ever makes and it’s not getting better, then I think you
clear. the diagnosis of what’s causing the pain.” Cordner says he often employs a tech- need the help of someone who’s a pain
nique called “kyphoplasty” to treat com- specialist.”
The National Center for Complemen- Indeed, according to Cordner, many of pression fractures. In a nutshell kypho-
tary and Integrative Health at the Nation- his patients have already been to chiro- plasty attempts to replace bone lost to Clearly not lacking self-confidence,
al Institutes of Health, for example, says practors, had massages, had acupuncture osteoporosis or various cancers – by filling Cordner goes on to claim “even other the
there are 25.3 million Americans suffering and had physiotherapy but, he claims, no that void with a solid, cement-like mixture. pain management physicians send their
from chronic pain, while WebMD, evident- one ever diagnosed where their pain was really, really tough cases to us to treat.”
ly using a different definition, puts the fig- actually coming from. (Kyphoplasty has become increasingly
ure at more than 100 million. available nationwide but NIH warns that The American Chronic Pain Association
And, Cordner claims, the lack of an ac- “studies have questioned the effectiveness states, “It is actually possible to increase
Meanwhile, the National Institute of curate diagnosis often leads to ineffective of these procedures.”) your level of functioning and quality life
Neurological Disorders claims 80 percent or inappropriate treatment. while reducing your sense of suffering”
of all adults will experience chronic pain Cordner treats chronic pain brought on from chronic pain, but it sternly warns
in their lifetime and adds that it becomes Citing compression fractures of the by a wide variety of problems. In addition “the road is not always an easy one.”
increasingly common with age. spine as an example, Cordner says “the to compression fractures he cites pinched
traditional treatment from primary care nerves, shingles, unsuccessful back sur- Dr. Harold Cordner is with Florida Pain
Dr. Harold Cordner at Florida Pain Man- physicians might be [the patient goes to] geries, degenerative disks, arthritis, hip Management just north of Steward Heath’s
agement Associates in Sebastian puts the the hospital and then they put you into and knee pain, neck pain and a host of Sebastian River Medical Center campus.
problem into more localized terms, saying [physical] therapy.” other joint and musculoskeletal problems. The address is 13815 U.S. 1. The phone
“it amazes me how many people we see a number is 772-388-9998. The website is
day that can barely go up the aisles at Pub- But Cordner bluntly asks, “Why would “If your primary care physician does 
lix.” you go to therapy? You broke your spine. If some treatment or some physical therapy

“We see about 10 new patients a day,”
Cordner adds. “It amazes me there’s that
many people who have pain so bad that
they have to go see a specialist for it.”

NIH says “chronic pain is often defined
as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks,”
but again, timelines – and even descrip-
tions – vary widely.

The Centers for Disease Control adds
there is no single test that can measure
chronic pain with any kind of precision.

About the only area of general agree-
ment is that health professionals – from
primary care doctors to surgeons to pain
specialists like Cordner – have to rely
mainly on their patients’ self-descriptions
of the type, timing and location of their

Those descriptions, according to the In-
stitute of Neurological Disorders, current-
ly provide the best clues as to the cause or
causes of chronic pain as well as the best
available roadmap for treating it.

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12 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Getting testy: Debate rages over value of PSA screening

By Maria Canfield | Correspondent Dr Raul Storey. the USPSTF guidelines may need to be re- chance of developing prostate cancer in
[email protected] viewed. the next 10 years. That percentage goes up
PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE to 30 or 35 percent if the PSA level is be-
There’s been a debate in the medical The researchers, led by Ruth Etzioni, tween 4 and 10, and 67 percent if the PSA
community for a while about whether overtreatment and its associated harms.” Ph.D., recently reported their results in level is over 10.” And a PSA test may help
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening The USPSTF actually goes one step fur- the Annals of Internal Medicine. They detect prostate cancer at an early stage,
cuts the risk of death from prostate can- re-examined the two studies on which the when it’s easier to treat and more likely to
cer. A new study detailed below has just ther, recommending against PSA-based USPSTF guidelines were based, using a be cured.
weighed in on the pro-PSA side, reporting screening, saying that existing studies have mathematical model to account for differ-
that use of the test is strongly correlated demonstrated only a “very small” decrease ences in how each study was conducted. In Dr. Storey says that some studies have
with reduced risk of death, but Dr. Raul in deaths from prostate cancer as a result doing so, Etzioni and her colleagues found shown that men over age 70 do not bene-
Storey, a medical oncologist with practices of this screening. that both studies demonstrated evidence fit – do not reduce their risk of dying from
in Vero Beach and Sebastian, says the de- of a significant reduction in prostate can- prostate cancer – by getting their PSA levels
bate still has no clear answer. However, the new review, conducted cer death as a result of PSA screening. tested. But, in keeping with the complexity
by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson of this issue, he stresses that this is not a
Let’s back up. PSA screening, well-known Cancer Research Center in Seattle, con- Back to Sebastian’s Dr. Storey. He says definite conclusion.
to men of a certain age, is the most-fre- cludes that PSA screening is in fact linked whether or not to screen for PSA levels
quently used way to diagnose prostate with a considerable reduction in the risk remains a controversial and complicat- The message Dr. Storey wants to share
cancer. It measures the levels of an anti- of prostate cancer death, and suggests that ed topic, and suggests the research out of with the men of our community is this:
gen (a protein) produced by the cells in Seattle may be somewhat oversimplified, “There is no specific recommendation
the prostate gland; the levels are expressed saying “if a screening test shows a high about PSA screening that will apply to all
as “nanograms per milliliter.” A high level PSA level, additional tests are done, which men. There are too many variables for that
may indicate the presence of cancer. are not without risk and side effects, and to be possible. It is important that men
can cause anxiety. And not every case of over the age of 50 have a discussion with
However, PSA tests can yield “false posi- prostate cancer is the same. Some are their primary care physician or urologist
tive” results, as there are health conditions slow-growing and some are aggressive. So about whether PSA screening is right for
other than prostate cancer that can raise a the life expectancy of the man, based on them, based on their individual circum-
man’s PSA levels – including an enlarged his age and overall health, has to be taken stances.”
or infected prostate and the presence of into account.”
a urinary tract infection. In light of this, Dr. Storey’s private practice is part of
the United States Preventive Services Task One thing that is clear is the association Florida Cancer Specialists, with locations at
Force (USPSTF) states that “there is con- between PSA levels and the risk of develop- 1880 37th St. in Vero Beach, 772-589-0879,
vincing evidence that PSA-based screening ing prostate cancer. Dr. Storey says “men and 13060 U.S. 1, Suite A, in Sebastian, 772-
for prostate cancer results in considerable with a PSA level under 4 have a 15 percent 228-3381. 

Martin Van Putten

Martin Van Putten of Vero Beach, Florida
and Dayton, Ohio passed away peacefully on
January 20th, 2018 at the age of 90. Born in
1927 in Utrecht, Netherlands with three older
sisters, he experienced hardships that would
serve to motivate him. He came to America
with his bride, Margie in 1953. A natural
salesman, he also trained as a Medical Assistant
and Pharmacist. They came with only $200 and
some knowledge of the language, working hard to live the American Dream.
Martin worked twenty five years in Dayton at Lowe Brothers and Sherwin
Williams Paint Company in Sales and Management before retiring at only 55.
He owned several House of Fabric stores and continued as a self-employed
entrepreneur to raise three kids through college and have homes in both Ohio
and Florida. He loved the hunt of garage sales and flea markets always buying
and selling for a profit.
Martin, Margie and a small group of families founded the Holland American
Club and later worked on the ground floor start of the Dayton International
Festival. He was also part of the Edelweiss German Club where they were
often found dancing the night away.
After being retired in Ohio with three children living in Florida, Martin and
Margie followed their children to become snow-birds for over 30 years until
she passed in 2009. Their children are James Van Putten of Fort Lauderdale,
Judy Davis of Vero Beach and JoAnna Fallin of Coral Springs with spouses
Danny Davis and David Fallin, grandchildren: Collin & Devin Davis, Taylor
Fallin and Tara Fallin Gilbert.
Martin moved into the One Lincoln Park Independent Apartments of Kettering
Ohio in 2015 and finally moved south to Harbor Chase of Tamarac Florida
in 2016. He spent every day waking up happy and bringing a smile to those
around him. The family will host a Celebration of Life on Sunday February 4th
at his Vero Beach home from 2-4pm. In lieu of flowers you may wish to make a
donation to one of his favorite charities, Doctors Without Borders.

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‘Here to stay’: Vero girls hoopsters growing, building

By Ron Holub | Correspondent Kirstin Foncham battles for a rebound.
[email protected]
When asked to assess performances of
his team during a season, a prominent
coach once said ‘you are what your record
says you are.’ That pretty much sums it
up for the 2017-18 varsity girls basketball
team at Vero Beach High.

After dropping a 55-31 decision to Fort
Pierce Central last week, VBHS completed
the District 8-9A portion of its schedule
with a record of 4-4. The Fighting Indians
started the season by winning four straight
and six of seven, but after the Central de-
feat the overall record dipped to 9-7.

With the district tournament just
around the corner next week, head coach
Rahshard Morgan and one of his veter-
an players elaborated on the state of the
current team, and a program two years
removed from the glory of a state champi-

“Going into the season we knew we had
a lot of big shoes to fill in a lot of different

positions,” Morgan said. “We considered cham, Marrero, McGirt, “The positives are you have momentum downs,” Foncham said. “I see this team
this kind of a rebuilding year for us. Of our junior Prager Wintermyer and people are enthusiastic. The negative growing every day, but we still need to
five starters only one had really legitimate and senior Mollie Keeler. is complacency where everyone expects work on the little things. If we do that we
playing time as a starter last year. We an- Woolcock and senior Ali- it to happen just because they are on the will be much better.
ticipated that the season was going to be a yah Bell are the first two off team. A lot of people don’t see the work
little up-and-down. the bench as Morgan likes that is required – the hours and the sweat “Because we are so young the focus and
to go nine deep at times. those girls put in to be successful before maturity are not there. I also feel that if
“We are led by two experienced seniors that 2016 season even started. It probably we had more urgency we would be a great
in Kirstin Foncham and Juliana Marrero. The obvious formula started three years prior. team. I see myself as a leader because I
There are seven new varsity players. We for success is to get into a was in the stages that the younger players
have two very good freshmen in Chayse defensive scrum, keep the “But Vero Beach High girls basketball is are in right now. I had some of the older
McGirt and Damia Woolcock. They came score under 50 for both here to stay and we will be back next year girls like Meg Gorman and Kourtney Har-
in and gave us a different type of leader- sides, reduce turnovers strong, really strong.” ris from the championship team encour-
ship from a freshman perspective. that seem numerous at age me every day in practice and games.
times, outhustle the other Foncham was a starter on that 2016 Now I have to do that for some of the
“It’s actually going pretty well this year. team all over the floor, and grab the ma- championship team. She echoed her freshman and sophomores who are get-
It is as we expected.” jority of those 50-50 loose balls and re- coach on a variety of points, sometimes ting playing time.
bounds. The coach did not disagree while verbatim.
The team had a golden opportunity to acknowledging that “we shot ourselves in “I’ve had a great time here and I just
build some momentum before the dis- the foot” and his team was “ice-cold” from “My basketball career here has been can’t wait for each and every day.” 
trict tournament with four games left on the field in a 44-32 mid-January loss to dis- exciting, but it has also had its ups and
a regular season schedule that came to a trict favorite Centennial. It’s a date.
conclusion this past Wednesday. They had “We need to work on just becoming a NOopwen
previously defeated three of those oppo- better team in general,” Morgan told us. Join us for a lunch that
nents. “If we can manage to just do the simple AL 13068 you will remember.
things – I know that sounds like coach talk,
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this group – we will be a much better team. your calendar.
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14 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonz meets mysterious Kiya, a beautiful Basenji

Hi Dog Buddies! Pops. So I will talk an you will write it Kiya day care. It’s called DogKidz, and the
down, is that correct?” greeter is a parrot named Lola. The
This week I innerviewed Kiya Morris, neighbors called me Houdini. Once first time I walked into the lobby, I
an I realized I was a liddle intimidated. “Yes, ma’m.” Mom discovered me digging under the heard this voice: ‘Hey, Girl!’ My hack-
Don’t laugh. I know it wasn’t my first Dog “Please have a seat and I’ll begin.” fence, an Bentley was helpfully holding les shot up like a Mohawk! I looked all
Show. But still. I did, and she did. a piece of artificial turf out of my way around, an finally spotted this Bird!
“First of all: Basenjis Do not shed. that Mom had put there to keep me Talking! I didn’t know whether to
See, Kiya is a Basenji, another breed Or smell doggie.We Do Not Even Bark. in. It didn’t work. I’m very fast. Like a chase it or chat with it. I also have a
unfamiliar to me. So I Read Up, pre-in- We yodel. Just so you know. Now then: gazelle. Nobody could catch me till French Bulldog neighbor, Coco; and a
nerview, and found out Basenjis were, It was in California, five years ago. a neighbor brought out some of his lovely human friend, a pleasant lady
like, ANCIENT. I’m talkin’ pre-hiss- Near San Diego. My Mom was dog-sit- homemade deer jerky.” we often visit on Ocean Drive. She is
TOR-ick. They were wild, fearless hunt- ting her employer’s dog, a Basenji, and always so happy to see me.
ers livin’ in The Bush. (Musta been One Mom wisely grew to love the breed. She “Cool Catnip,” I ventured, with sincer-
Big Bush.) When they finally started has excellent taste. So she acquired a ity. “Do you have dog frens?” “In San Diego there were many
hanging out with humans, it was with Basenji of her own, from a lady in the dog-friendly beaches: I had several
the FAIR-ohs, in EE-gipt. (Kiya was the nearby mountains. It was I, of course: “I quite enjoy the camaraderie at dog frens there. Actually, I am currently
name of one of the FAIR-oh’s wives.) pick of the litter. An Egyptian princess. working with a human called John. He’s
You know those Serious Dog-Headed I was only a pup, and it was quite a DON’T BE SHY a county commissioner. I’m endeavor-
Statues with the big pointy ears? Ba- dramatic transition at first. I threw up ing to establish a dog park at the South
senjis look a lot like that. VERY mys- in the car, going to my new home, and We are always looking for pets Beach Community Center. Mom’s
terious. Anyway, when the FAIR-ohs I was extremely apprehensive about, with interesting stories. helping, too. She’s in real estate.”
vanished, so did the Basenjis. Didn’t well, everything. And I absolutely DID
pop back up till, like, hundreds of years NOT TOLERATE THE CRATE. For a questionnaire, email “Woof! That’s pawsome, Miss Kiya!”
later, in the heart of Africa. See what I “As it happened, I was not the only [email protected]. “I know. Isn’t it? We’re trying to
mean? Mysterious. pet in the household. There was Bentley. spread the word. I think the activity I
He is a cat. A Ragdoll, to be precise. Very enjoy most is when Mom an I go down
Kiya’s mom an grandma opened the fluffy. When I first arrived, as a playful to the Barrier Island Sanctuary. Mom
door, an Kiya was right there. Lookin’ puppy, I’d bop him on the nose. Inces- rides her bike, and I trot alongside. We
at us. She was small (17 pounds); slim; santly! Then one day I bopped him on go several miles and I’m not the slight-
short, silky, gold an white coat; long legs; the nose and POOF! he transformed into est bit winded. People smile and wave.
tail curled over her back. Fox-lookin’ face, this ferocious, demented puffball. His It’s our daily routine. Come, see.”
super pretty, but not in a fluffy way, if you fur stuck out everywhere and he made Kiya’sMomgrabbedtheleash,andKiya
know what I mean. She greeted my assis- a frightening noise I’ll NEVER forget. It let out this BIG happy sound. I realized it
tant. Me, not so much. took some time, but we’ve became true was her yodel. Ah-ROOOOOOoooooooo!
companions. I realized I groom myself Kiya’s Mom boarded her bike, leash in
“Hello,” I said. “I’’m Bonzo. It’s a great just as he does. And curl up to nap. And hand, and off they went. Her Mom ped-
pleasure!” stalk things. And he doesn’t tolerate other dled briskly, Kiya blithely galloped along-
dogs in our home, either.” side. They circled back.
“Humpf,” Kiya said. “I agreed to speak Just then, a large, fluffy gray and white “See?” She wasn’t even breathing hard.
with you only because Mom wanted me cat strolled in, an I sat quietly and tried to Heading home, I was thinking about
to. I have no wish to be rude, but you look like a piece of furniture. He looked at the exotic, bold little Egyptian princess
should know that I do NOT like other me, flexed his claws, turned to Kiya and who could run like the wind and was
dogs in my home. It’s different on neutral asked (in very nice Dog, I noticed), “Is determined to create a dog park for her
ground, but here, I am making an excep- everything all right?” fellow pooches. I felt proud to be a Dog.
tion for you.” “We’re fine,” Kiya assured him, and
Bentley disappeared into the kitchen. Till next time,
“I understand, Miss Kiya, and I greatly I breathed what I hoped was an incon-
appreciate that.” (Scratch the Wag-and- spicuous sigh of relief. The Bonz
Sniff, I decided prudently.) “When I was younger I was always
running away,” Kiya continued. “Our
“All right, then. This is my Mom, Liz
Morris; and my grandparents Mima and

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County steps in as ‘Millstone’ developer misses deadline

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer ments up to the point that the FP&L work pancy to allow about 15 homeowners to move agreed. He said Millstone Landing residents
[email protected] was the only item stopping progress, but in over the next five weeks.“The homeowners are in his district and “hundreds” of current
has not taken this course of action.” are paying the price, an innocent third party,” homeowners are tired of the road delays.
Indian River County has taken the not the developer, he argued.
extraordinary measure of withholding Commissioner Tim Zorc asked the board “I met with Starwood Project Manag-
certificates of occupancy that would al- to consider issuing the certificates of occu- Commission Chairman Peter O’Bryan dis- er John Brian in October,” O’Bryan said.
low homeowners to move into their new
homes, along with building permits for
new housing starts, as a way to pressure
Starwood Land Ventures, developer of the
300-acre Millstone Landing subdivision,
after the developer missed an end-of-the-
year deadline for finishing the 17th Street
Southwest and 27th Avenue intersection.

At a recent county commission meeting
where the decision to withhold was made,
Steve Moler, of Masteller & Moler, Inc.,
Starwood’s engineer, pointed out Florida
Power & Light poles have not been moved
out of the right-of-way, making it impossi-
ble to meet the deadline.

He said coordinating with FP&L was
thrown off course by recent hurricanes
that made the Millstone road project a low
priority for the energy giant, and complet-
ing the intersection was further delayed by
heavy rains during fall and early winter.

Public Works Director Richard Szpyrka
agreed that FP&L was“half the problem,” and
said an extension would have been consid-
ered if Starwood had demonstrated “a good
faith effort” on getting done what they could.

The developer was “slow in getting per-
mits,” with plans being sent back with
corrections, Szpyrka said, and when FP&L
did show up to do a directional bore, it
couldn’t, because Starwood had failed to
de-water the site. There were turn lanes
and roadway widening construction that
could have been completed, he added.

“So, at this time, I can’t say Starwood
has made a good faith effort. The develop-
er could have completed all the improve-

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in six weeks. ... There has not been a sud-
den change in the developer’s agreement BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | The Washington Post to supply a new and more accurate credit that might find its way into your total loan
approved in [October 2016], defining ‘sub- report to your lender along with a new – fees at settlement.
stantial completion.’ If we grant a do-over Many mortgage applicants have never and typically higher – credit score.
on this developer’s agreement, how do we heard of “rapid rescoring” or CreditXpert The expense of rapid rescoring is why
enforce other developer’s agreements?” score simulations – in part because some Paul Wohkittel of CIS, a national cred- some lenders are reluctant to raise the sub-
lenders choose not to educate them. it-reporting company, says that although ject with certain applicants. Paul Skeens,
O’Bryan suggested the board call a spe- the improvements in scores vary with the president of Colonial Mortgage Group in
cial meeting Jan. 30 to reconsider issuing That’s unfortunate, because anyone severity of the erroneous credit-file in- Waldorf, Md., told me that “a lot of people
certificates of occupancies and building who’s looking for the most favorable in- formation being corrected, he has “seen who have problems on their credit reports
permits, but only if Szpyrka reports that terest rates and terms in 2018’s rising-in- scores that go up by 50 to 60 points,” sav- simply don’t have a lot of money to spare.”
significant progress was made in the inter- terest-rate environment ought to know ing applicants thousands of dollars in But for those who can afford rapid rescor-
vening three weeks. The commissioners at least the basics about them – especial- higher mortgage payments over time. ing, “it really does work.”
passed that motion unanimously. ly if their current score puts them near
a break point for getting a better deal or Terry Clemans, executive director of One applicant who had a good income
“It’s unfortunate that the county has qualifying for a loan altogether. the National Consumer Reporting As- but a 680 FICO credit score – too low for
taken this position,” Starwood Project sociation, a credit-industry trade group the best available mortgage rate – zoomed
Manager John Brian said. “Our concern Here’s a quick primer: Say you spot based in Roselle, Ill., calls rapid rescor- to a much better 740 after a rapid rescor-
is for those families that have purchased one or more errors in your credit reports ing “a great tool anytime consumers find ing, Skeens said in an interview last week.
homes that simply want to be allowed to – maybe an account you’ve paid off in something in error but need to expedite
move in. Our plan remains to complete all full is still being reported as open and the [correction] process.” Here’s another valuable mortgage cred-
of the required work as soon as possible.” delinquent, or a collection-account is- it tool you should know about:
sue you’ve settled with a creditor is still But rapid rescoring is not for everyone
Starwood is the developer of the subdi- reported as ongoing. Both are potential- who seeks a quick score boost. If your score isn’t quite what you need
vision, responsible for infrastructure, but ly significant negatives for your credit but the information in your files is accu-
Lennar, GHO Homes and D.R. Horton are score, but if you have documentation, For example, if the negative informa- rate, your lender should be able to obtain
the homebuilders at Millstone Landing. you can show they’re out of date. tion depressing your score is accurate, it a “what-if” simulation through its credit
won’t help. And then there’s the expense: vendor. Using a proprietary model mar-
Asked if the builders might bring action, What to do? You could begin the stan- Rescoring can cost $30 or more per up- keted by Baltimore-based CreditXpert,
Brian said, “I would hope not, but the pos- dard process of getting the errors cor- dated account per credit bureau. So if the simulation can estimate the credit
sibility is there if the project isn’t allowed rected by asking the creditors involved you’ve got multiple accounts to correct in score changes available to you by taking
to move forward.” to request that the national credit bu- all three major national bureaus, the total certain actions.
reaus amend your files. But here’s the cost begins to add up. And there’s another
Szpyrka said this is the first time in his problem: You’re under contract to buy a wrinkle: You as a consumer are not per- Bottom line: Be aware of these options.
two-year tenure the county has withheld house and you need the errors correct- mitted to pay directly for rescoring. Your When you apply for a mortgage, you’re not
certificates of occupancy and building ed immediately; otherwise, you risk not lender is required to foot the bill, though necessarily locked into your score. You
permits to enforce a developer’s agree- qualifying for the mortgage or interest just might be able to do better.  
ment. “It should be noted that some ex- rate you need.
isting residents have been waiting for
this roadway connection to the Millstone Fixing the errors directly with the
Landing subdivision for years,” he said. credit bureaus could take weeks. Enter
rapid rescoring, a process that frequent-
Millstone Landing currently has 356 oc- ly can get erroneous information cor-
cupied homes, with another 72 houses ei- rected in as little as two to three days.
ther under construction or in the permit- It works like this: You provide the doc-
ting process, Szpyrka said. When Millstone umentation about the accounts to your
Landing is completely built out there will loan officer, then request a rapid rescore
be a total of 613 homes. using the loan officer’s mortgage cred-
it-report vendor. The vendor’s staff will
Starwood Land Ventures purchased 458 then verify your documentation with
residential lots from Regions Bank for $7 the creditor(s) involved and provide the
million, May 2016. The bank foreclosed corrected information directly to the
on the original developer, Shelby Homes, credit bureaus.
which purchased the lots for $21 million.
Starwood took over Shelby’s 2005 develop- The updates should show up quickly
er’s agreement with the county September on your credit files, allowing the vendor
2016, which was amended October 2016.
The amendment included the 27th Ave-
nue and 17th Street Southwest intersec-
tion deadline of Dec. 31, 2017. 

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A fairly light week on the mainland real estate front saw a mere 12 single-family residences and
lots change hands from Jan. 22-26.
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 1 Seahorse Lane. First listed in August for
$985,000, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,390-square-foot house sold for $900,000 on Jan. 22.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the home at 449 Mark Street. First put on the market in De-
cember for $324,900, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,094-square-foot residence sold for $310,000
on Jan. 23.


VERO BEACH 1 SEA HORSE LANE 8/17/2017 $985,000 1/22/2018 $368,000
VERO BEACH 3795 7TH LANE 12/12/2017 $368,000 1/26/2018 $310,000
SEBASTIAN 449 MARK STREET 12/1/2017 $324,900 1/23/2018 $245,000
VERO BEACH 5918 RIDGE LAKE CIRCLE 8/2/2017 $249,900 1/23/2018 $195,000
VERO BEACH 21711 73RD PLACE 1/30/2014 $299,000 1/25/2018 $180,000
VERO BEACH 5 46TH COURT 10/24/2017 $180,000 1/22/2018 $150,000
VERO BEACH 695 13TH AVENUE 12/2/2017 $150,000 1/23/2018 $144,000
VERO BEACH 1425 15TH AVENUE 8/30/2017 $165,000 1/26/2018 $128,000
SEBASTIAN 451 CARNIVAL TERRACE 11/20/2017 $135,000 1/25/2018 $113,000
VERO BEACH 1610 N 42ND CIRCLE UNIT#203 4/26/2017 $122,500 1/23/2018 $76,500
VERO BEACH 1355 22ND AVENUE SW 11/23/2017 $119,430 1/25/2018 $60,000
VERO BEACH 107 SPRING LAKE COURT UNIT#105 10/31/2017 $63,000 1/22/2018

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3795 7th Lane, Vero Beach 449 Mark Street, Sebastian

Listing Date: 12/12/2017 Listing Date: 12/1/2017
Original Price: $368,000 Original Price: $324,900
Sold: 1/26/2018 Sold: 1/23/2018
Selling Price: $368,000 Selling Price: $310,000
Listing Agent: Beth Livers Listing Agent: Vicky Santana

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: NextHome Santana Real Estate

Kathleen Provancher Khristine Brugger

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. RE/MAX Crown Realty

5918 Ridge Lake Circle, Vero Beach 21711 73rd Place, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 8/2/2017 Listing Date: 1/30/2014
Original Price: $249,900 Original Price: $299,000
Sold: 1/23/2018 Sold: 1/25/2018
Selling Price: $245,000 Selling Price: $195,000
Listing Agent: Ed Junker Listing Agent: Charlotte Terry

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

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Coming Up! Museum’s Art Zone:
A multi-sensory
LOSE YOURSELF masterpiece for kids

By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer Adam Schnell.
[email protected]
1 This Friday, you have the
opportunity to watch – on a
huge screen – the film that reeled in
(pun intended) a record-breaking
seven Golden Globes, five British
Academy Film Awards; and six Os-
cars – “La La Land.” It’s Starry Night
on the Green, the monthly Vero
Heritage (outdoor) Film Series, and
the romantic musical comedy-dra-
ma is being shown on the lawn at
Pocahontas Park. It’s free, spon-
sored this month by the Vero Beach
Wine and Film Festival. Just grab a
blanket or a couple of lawn chairs
and watch Ryan Gosling and Emma
Stone hoof their way through the
story of a jazz pianist and an aspir-
ing actress who meet and fall in love
while pursuing their dreams. The
film’s title, according to Wikipedia,
refers simultaneously to the city of
Los Angeles and the idiom for being
out of touch with reality. Show time
is 6 p.m. (aka dusk).


B2 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

Museum’s Art Zone: A multi-sensory masterpiece for kids

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer VBMA Executive Director/CEO Brady Roberts and Pam Sommers, Youth and Family Programs manager, the Art Zone was kick-started with an initial
[email protected] $125,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations.
with donors Virginia and Warren Schwerin. PHOTO BY MARY SCHENKEL Local philanthropists Warren and Virginia
With the official opening last week of the Schwerin gifted a Children’s Education Fund
Art Zone at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, a start playing with it and they’re learning.” “So the idea is empowering parents to teach to support Art Zone programs and to fund
din of children’s chatter and chortles, period- “So finally we have a dedicated space for their children about art; of being family-friend- the delightfully innovative sketch aquarium.
ically punctuated by the unmistakable tod- ly all the time and having a space where it is
dlers’ screech, now emanates from what was our Family Programs. They’ve been growing catering to a child’s developmental needs. The “I think the Museum is one of the legs on
previously the peaceful Helen Ecclestone Li- so rapidly we absolutely needed the space,” goal is to connect families with art and also in- which Vero Beach stands and yet there are
brary near the Education Wing. Films are still said Brady Roberts, VBMA executive director/ spire creative thinking,” says Sommers, adding children who have never been,” said Warren
available at the Helen Ecclestone Stone Film CEO. “What I love is the diversity. We have all that the concept endorses the Moonshot Mo- Schwerin. “I think this will improve that im-
Library located near Visitor Services, but the sorts of creative activities they can do related ment initiative of ‘parents as first teachers.’ mensely. I saw something like this 50 years
672-square-foot space is now a hubbub of to our special exhibitions and our permanent ago and finally we’ve got an opportunity to
children and family activities. collection, so it’s just a world of opportunity.” Roughly a year and a half in the making, do it here.”

While the museum has always encouraged From floor to ceiling, the Art Zone was
participation by children and families – its designed to enable children, from babies
annual Children’s Art Festival began five years to age 12, to totally immerse themselves in
before the doors even opened – a hushed am- multi-sensory art experiences and learning.
biance permeated all but the classrooms. “The idea is to treat it as another gallery, but
it’s an interactive gallery rather than just for
“This space is designed to be multi-sensory; viewing,” says Sommers.
everything is hands on. When kids are in the
galleries looking at art, they can’t touch. This The pièce de résistance is a colorful 25-foot
is the complete opposite,” says Pam Sommers, interactive sketch aquarium wall which uses
Youth and Family Programs manager. “And software to scan children’s drawings, which
so we want the children to connect with the then float about as creatures in the aquari-
art. Just looking at art, and not being able to um. “So once it’s in the aquarium it becomes
touch it, is challenging developmentally when interactive in the way that children can touch
they’re at the stage when they need to touch their fish and they can also feed their fish,”
and feel it, and hear and taste it. When it’s in- says Sommers, noting that ‘food’ comes out by
teractive they just take to it automatically. They touching a floating bag.
don’t need direction; they just go up to it and
A floor-to-ceiling chalk wall encourages

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children to express their inner artist with col- CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 3 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David
ored chalks. Innovative aroma and sound- Maraniss, continues its run on the Riverside
scape sensory panels let them experience art 2 A moving one-woman performance, Greenwich Village or Haight-Ashbury. In the Theatre stage through Feb. 18. “Lombardi,”
through smell and hearing – such as pushing “The Voice of Mary McLeod Bethune,” mid-’60s, singers and songwriters began which opened on Broadway in 2010, follows
a button to get a whiff of fruit in a still life, or will take place this Thursday, Feb. 1, as part moving there to be closer to a new sound that the reporter and the coach through a week in
listening to animals in a jungle scene. Flexible of the Emerson Center’s free Florida Human- was “blending lyrical elements of folk and the the 1965 NFL season, as Lombardi attempts
drawing figures help them imagine the body ities Series. Author/actor/reporter Ersula instrumentation and attitude of rock-n-roll.” to lead his team to the NFL championship.
movements of artistic characters, and a large Knox-Odom brings her well-researched por- Folk Rock had struck a chord with American (The Packers won that year, the last season
metal wall contains a plethora of magnets to trayal of the legendary Black leader to venues youth. “Live from Laurel Canyon” features before the introduction of the Super Bowl.)
move about. throughout Florida and beyond, in the tradi- songs by Canyon residents the Mamas and According to Wikipedia, McCormick wants to
tion of Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain or Fonda’s the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills “find out what makes Lombardi win,” but the
“We have one game that’s called ‘play the Clarence Darrow. The child of former slaves, and Nash, Neil Young, James Taylor, Carol players don’t want to be interviewed, so Mc-
curator,’ where the children can take pictures according to, Bethune was an King, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and Jackson Cormick goes to Lombardi’s wife, Marie, for
from our permanent collection and change educator and activist who believed education Browne. A band of Phoenix musicians and answers. During the course of the week, Mc-
them around,” says Sommers. “So the kids was the key to racial advancement. She was three excellent vocalists, Khani Cole, Kip Fox Cormick gets yelled at by Lombardi. Later, at
can actually get face to face with something the only one of 17 siblings to attend school, and Brian Chartrand, do justice to the songs a local bar, he gets some comfort and insight
they’re going to see in the galleries.” walking miles each way when a missionary and the singers of this amazing decade during from linebacker Dave Robinson, quarterback
started a school for African American chil- a memorable 90-minute journey through Paul Hornung and fullback Jim Taylor, who
Every space is utilized, including the ceil- dren, and sharing what she had learned with American Folk Rock history. Curtain is at 7 explain the “honor of being barked at” by
ing, which projects constellations that chil- her family. Bethune completed her educa- p.m. Tickets are $25 to $55. Lombardi and the equality established on the
dren can change at the touch of a switch. tion and, in 1904, founded Daytona Normal team. Lombardi’s ambition and passions are
“The idea is connecting dots and lines and of and Industrial Institute, which later became 4 “The most imperfect, perfect man” he on display, says the show promo, “as well as
course the beginnings of drawing and imagi- Bethune-Cookman College. The program be- ever met is how Look Magazine report- his ability to influence people to achieve what
native storytelling.” gins at 7 p.m. er Michael McCormick described Green Bay they never thought possible.” Single tickets
Packers legendary Hall of Fame coach Vince
The cork flooring is augmented with col- 3 Next up in the Live FromVero Beach se- Lombardi. The play “Lombardi,” based on a
orful carpet tiles that children can pick up ries, “Live from Laurel Canyon - Songs
and move about to create patterns on the & Stories of American Folk Rock” is coming
floor. Multi-functional furniture can be to the Emerson Center next Thursday, Feb.
flipped and rotated to accommodate differ- 8, and, if the folk music of the mid-’60s to
ent ages and uses. mid-’70s is the soundtrack of your life, you
definitely don’t want to miss this. According
With flexibility literally built into the endeav- to the “Live from Laurel Canyon” website,
or, she can introduce new activities to coincide Laurel Canyon was a quiet neighborhood
with rotating exhibitions, such as having little nestled in the Hollywood hills, right off the
guitars to go along with the Medieval to Metal: Sunset Strip, an artist community that rivaled
The Art & Evolution of the Guitar exhibit.

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B4 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

Outerbridge’s photographic prowess on display in Vero

By Ellen Fischer | Columnist pictured. Outerbridge, with his commercial shutter on his carefully lit studio have experienced in Paris.
[email protected] and fashion photography background, had an arrangements. Although composed of com- After Outerbridge’s 1929 returned to New
unerring sense of style in depicting sophisti- mon objects, Outerbridge’s still-life pictures
The exhibition “Paul Outerbridge: New cated women in smart outfits, bathing beau- are celebrated as modernist abstractions. York, he experimented with the technically
Color Photographs from Mexico and Califor- ties and chic watering holes. Those pictures difficult tri-color carbon process, which he
nia, 1948-1955” opened to the public in the will have some members of the VBMA audi- Commercial commissions for product il- mastered and made his own. This made him
Schumann Gallery at the Vero Beach Muse- ence reminiscing about their own travels in lustration followed, and Outerbridge’s work not only more desirable as a commercial
um of Art on Jan. 20 and runs through June that time to those places, while the rest of us began to appear in Vanity Fair and other photographer; it also gave a new dimension
3. While it is new to Vero Beach, the “New” in will merely wish we could have been there. magazines. He went to Europe in 1925 and to his fine artwork and especially to his de-
the show’s title is puzzling. lived in Paris for several years, where he piction of the female nude.
What then, is new about these “new color photographed for Paris Vogue. There Outer-
Organized by Pasadena-based Curatorial photographs?” If you substitute the phrase bridge met fellow photographers Man Ray If you do not know Outerbridge’s early
Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE), the “seldom-seen” for the word “new,” you will be and Berenice Abbott, as well as Marcel Du- fine art photography, you do not know Paul
show has been available for public display getting to the heart of the matter. These pho- champ, Pablo Picasso and other members Outerbridge. The handsome hard cover
since at least 2008, when it appeared in Ann to images, hidden away until after the artist’s of the avant-garde. Outerbridge returned to catalog for the show (a copy of which is
Arbor, Mich., courtesy of the University of death, have not found the audience that his New York in 1929, where he continued his available for visitors to peruse in the gal-
Michigan Museum of Art. widely reproduced early work has. successful commercial career. lery) reproduces two examples of these:
“Avocado Pears,” a still life from 1936, and
That was 10 years ago; so that part of “New At this point you might ask, “Who was Paul To illustrate his early work, the current ex- “Descending Night” of 1935. The latter is,
Color Photographs” isn’t new, is it? Outerbridge, and why should we care about hibition has on view a 1931 still life from the perhaps, Outerbridge’s most lyrically beau-
his pictures?” collection of the late Raymond Kassar, a Vero tiful nude. It is on the strength of iconic im-
The exhibition was curated for CATE by Beach resident. It was something of a coup for ages such as these that Outerbridge fans will
William Ewing, an independent curator and Paul Outerbridge Jr. was born in 1896 to the VBMA to obtain the loan of one of the col- go to see the current exhibition, in hopes of
author on photography, and Phillip Prod- an affluent family in New York City. After ser- lection’s prints. In the past, objects from that viewing the artist’s late images, printed in
ger, head of the Photographs Collection at vice in World War I (briefly with the Canadi- substantial collection of works by renowned the now rare carbon color technique.
the National Portrait Gallery in London, En- an Royal Flying Corps and then with the US photographers have only rarely been dis-
gland. The 33 images they chose to include Army, where he took his first photographs) played to the public. Alas, this is not the case. While two of the
in the exhibition are representative of some Outerbridge studied in New York at the Clar- photos in the show are executed as tri-color
500 Kodachrome images taken by American ence White School of Photography. His first Titled “Consciousness,” the black-and carbon prints (impeccably printed in 2008 by
photographer Paul Outerbridge between fine art photographs were nudes and still life white gelatin silver print presents the forms Todd Gangler of Art and Soul Photo in Seattle)
1948 and 1955. printed on paper in platinum an expensive of a cone and two eggs precariously perched most are printed (beautifully) in the modern
and very permanent black and white printing on a narrow ledge. An original print signed color digital technique, as well as a few dye
That means that the images in the show, process. He often pre-visualized his photos’ by Outerbridge, the image owes a debt to the transfer prints, which the digital color very
taken at least 63 years ago, are not new, either. compositions in sketches prior to tripping the nascent Surrealist aesthetic that he would much resembles.

Outerbridge died in 1958, before he could The tri-color carbon prints are “Woman
realize any of the shots he took as photo prints. with Turquoise Dress, Laguna Beach, Califor-
All of the color prints in the show were created nia” of c. 1952 and “Carnival Carriage, Mexi-
in recent years.The original collection of trans- co” of c. 1950. The images do not disappoint.
parencies, along with the rights to reproduce The latter depicts a party of masked and be-
them, were purchased nearly 40 years ago by gowned revelers seated in a black carriage;
the founder and current CEO of Curatorial As- the former shows a bleached blond in a sat-
sistance (and its non-profit arm, CATE), Gra- in evening gown whose charms are fiercely
ham Lowe. The seller was the photographer’s compressed by a tight bodice. The woman’s
widow, Lois Outerbridge Cunningham. half-length figure is placed to voluptuous
advantage in front of an industrial-looking
The collection’s subjects are scenes of louvered window. It is her sun-hardened
people and locations in and around Laguna squint and parted red lips, however, which
Beach, Calif. (Outerbridge’s home for the last transform a flesh-and-blood being into an
decade of his life) and in Mexico – especially allegory of louche sophistication. 
the seaside resort town of Mazatlán. The 1950s
time period is readily apparent in the cloth-
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B6 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

Hurricane Impact Doors 20th anniversary bash fetes
& Impact Glass, GYAC’s ‘incredible strides’
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Paul and Diane Keimig, George Nagy and Kristen Yoshitani with Joanne and Claude Limoges.

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer buoyed by Executive Director Angelia
[email protected] Perry’s skillful management and her effi-
ciently enthusiastic staff and board.
The Gifford Youth Achievement Center
celebrated two decades of “giving youth GYAC now enjoys more than 50 com-
a chance” at a lovely 20th Anniversary munity-wide partnerships which, in
Gala Celebration last Saturday evening conjunction with highly qualified teach-
at the Oak Harbor Club. The vision of ers and mentors, provide roughly 140
Chairman Emeritus Dr. A. Ronald Hud- students from 22 area schools with a host
son, the late Dan K. Richardson and the of far-ranging after-school programs.
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Vonisha Kaigler and Barbara Pearce. Peggy and Norm Rickard. Teddy Floyd and Angelia Perry. Ryan and Sarah Cobb. PHOTOS: MARY SCHENKEL

GYAC summer camps. A multi-function- came together and worked together,” “We have a waiting list every year now goal has always been “nurturing youth
al community center, GYAC also offers a said Hudson in the video. “My satisfac- of 40 or 50 children.” to be the best that they can be in life.”
host of programs for local seniors, from tion is that it has broken down some of
exercise and computer classes to care- the racial barriers in this county, and “GYAC is looking forward to its future Guests also heard from Vonisha
giver respite. I continue to see that as one of the side growth to be able to serve more students Kaigler, a dual-enrolled National Honor
benefits to all of the other fine things that and build on the achievements of our Society student in the top 10 percent of
A brief historical video noted that this facility has done and still is doing. If teachers, staff and board,” said Perry. her class, who has been selected to rep-
by 1996, the graduation rate for Afri- we don’t get a chance to learn what’s go- “We’ve already made such incredible resent Vero Beach High School and the
can-American students had plummeted ing on in a community or where we live, strides, with more than 74 percent high state of Florida at the prestigious Con-
from 92 percent in 1969, when Gifford we will never get to know each other. I school graduation rates among Afri- gress of Future Medical Leaders in Bos-
High School was a segregated school, think that by the fact that this building can-American students. GYAC gives our ton.
to a disturbing 23 percent. Richardson, is here and has provided an opportunity children a hope to live a better-quality
a philanthropist and citrus industry for that to happen; I think we have a bet- life to become responsible citizens in Kaigler, who hopes to become a pedi-
leader, and Nigh, pastor at Communi- ter community, we have a better county.” our community. They are learning the atric surgeon, said that in addition to ac-
ty Church of Vero Beach, reached out to study and work habits they will use for ademic opportunities, “not only did they
Hudson, an educator and Gifford com- “Our success dictates a need for an- the rest of their lives to become success- open doors to me, but they gave me the
munity leader, and by February 1998, other extension; we need additional ful.” tools to open doors myself. I know that
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B8 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

Florida Residency ‘5210 Let’s Go’ program fills
To Be or Not To Be? children with healthy habits

At this free and informative seminar, By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer cial area class to develop lessons and ac-
a local attorney will discuss: [email protected] tivities that tie into the standards. In art
class we talk about marketing and the
• Pros/Cons of Florida Residency/Homestead In 2015, in an effort to counter the kids do an art project along those lines.
• Explanation of Florida Tax Structure and growing number of overweight school- In music I focus on physical activity. In
aged children, the Indian River County media I teach them how to read food la-
Contrast to “Income Taxing States” Community Health Advisory Council bels,” explains Benincasa.
• Florida Residency Process began introducing the 5210 Let’s Go:
• Estate Planning Strategies Health Education and Wellness Pro- A major focus is on how much sugar
gram, a nationwide obesity prevention should be consumed, especially zeroing
This Seminar may benefit persons who are considering initiative originally launched in Maine in on the sugar content of drinks.
Florida Residency or who recently became Florida residents in 2012 that promotes evidence-based
healthy living strategies in schools. Pe- “A lot of this information is new to
This Seminar is most beneficial to those persons ter Benincasa, Florida Department of the kids, especially the sugar stuff. They
required to file a Federal Tax Return Health Human Services program spe- just don’t understand the concept of a
cialist, says the program is currently gram of sugar,” he says.
Hosted By: James P. Covey, Esq. in place at 12 of the 13 area elementary
schools. To add a bit of fun, Benincasa starts
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 each session colorfully dressed as a ba-
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The 5-2-1-0 healthier lifestyle recipe nana.
is a simple one: consume “5” or more
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 fruits and vegetables; spend “2” hours or “The kids absolutely love the cos-
less on recreational screen time; get “1” tumes. It’s a super-simple, easy hook
Limited Seating hour or more of physical activity; and to get them paying attention at the be-
consume “0” sugary drinks, replacing ginning of the program. The sillier you
them with water and low-fat milk. are, the more they listen to you for some
“Childhood obesity is a big problem
in Indian River County,” says Benin- And, while he enjoys interacting with
casa, noting that a recent Community the children, he says one of the most re-
Health Needs Assessment indicated that warding aspects is hearing from parents
the rate of students at or above the 95th that the lessons are making their way
percentile in BMI (body mass index) had home.
increased by nearly 3 percent from 2008
to 2012. He says there have been positive “I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from par-
trends since the program’s introduc- ents saying, ‘My kid is bugging me about
tion, including a 4 percent to 5 percent how many fruits and vegetables we
BMI decline among third-graders. bring into the home,’ or ‘My kid doesn’t
want to go to McDonald’s anymore.’”
“It’s important to focus on kids before
they develop any habits,” says Benin- Fellsmere Elementary School Princi-
casa. “The rate of childhood obesity is pal Ramon Echeverria has also seen the
above average in our community, so we message spreading out to the broader
wanted to take that on.” community through his students.

Benincasa designs individual pro- “They are more aware of the foods
grams to meet each school’s needs and they have been eating and how det-
wants, and makes age-appropriate pre- rimental their choices can be to their
sentations through various class activ- health and their well-being,” says Ech-
ities. everria. “The awareness of their eating
habits is a key factor.”
“I work with the teachers in each spe-
On the other hand, what goes on in
the home can also be a significant road-
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Chef Taylor Rye demonstrates healthy cooking at Vero Beach Elementary School. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Peter Benincasa and Michelle Lamscha. families how to shop for and prepare
healthy meals.
the information they need and they can
try to make a positive impact on their Recently, Moorings Yacht & Country
family; but at the end of the day, it’s Club Sous Chef Taylor Rye joined Be-
still the family that chooses what kinds nincasa for a visit to the Gifford Youth
of foods to purchase,” says Benincasa, Achievement Center to teach students
noting that more than 90 percent of the how to make braised chicken tacos, ci-
drinks in convenience stores are sugary lantro rice, cabbage slaw and pico de
sodas or juices. Adding to the problem, gallo. Throughout the demonstration,
unhealthy fast food and junk food is Rye explained the benefits of the vari-
easier to obtain and can be less expen- ous ingredients and gave tips on how to
sive. make any recipe healthier.

To reach more people, Benincasa has “We feel it is important that students
taken the program on the road, giving learn healthy eating habits,” says An-
presentations at community events and gelia Perry, GYAC executive director.
conducting cooking classes to teach “It is an opportunity for our students
to experience preparing healthy foods,
sampling those foods and seeing how
important it is that a person eats healthy
food; because it impacts their long-term
health in ways they can’t imagine at 11-,
12- and 13-years-old.”

Rye says he was surprised by the stu-
dents’ level of interest, adding, “The
girls were intrigued by what was going
on and wanted to be involved.”

After becoming a father, Rye says he
reevaluated his own eating habits and
subsequently lost 100 pounds. “I needed
to make a change and I wanted to share
what I’ve learned with other people so
they can better themselves. I was eating
the wrong kinds of things too often and
not exercising enough. All the knowl-
edge in the world does you no good if
you are unwilling to use it.” 

B10 February 2, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | DINING

First Bites: A new Mama Mia’s Kitchen in Vero

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist Left: Shrimp Scampi.
[email protected] Right: Mama Mia’s Lasagna.

A half-dozen or so years back, there was PHOTOS GORDON RADFORD
a “red sauce” restaurant in a shopping cen-
ter on U.S. 1 in Roseland called Mama Mia’s Saltimbocca Italian Ricotta
Kitchen. It had been around a fair while, Alla Romano. Cheesecake.
served the Italian-American classics, and
had quite a following.

A couple of weeks ago, a new
restaurant opened on 14th Ave-
nue – in the space that once was
the French Quarter, across the
covered courtyard from Baci
– calling itself “The Original
Mama Mia’s Kitchen.”

The dishes are not regional
Italian, or modern Italian; they

Ziti Vodka Sauce.

are Tony Soprano Italian. minestrone), a half-dozen entrées, and a was also disappointing; the veal had not ie-but-goodie a try.
Headline news: While the chef and the dessert (cannoli). been pounded enough, and was tough and I welcome your comments, and encour-
recipes are said to have come from the For starters, we tried the clams ore- age you to send feedback to me at tina@
Mama Mia’s of yore, this is not precisely genatta ($9.95), the stuffed mushroom caps But the eggplant parm was delicious,
the “original” Mama Mia’s. It has, for start- ($8.95), the fried calamari ($10.95) and the the ziti with vodka sauce drew raves, and
ers, a different owner. mozzarella en carozza ($8.95). the lasagna was very tasty. The reviewer dines anonymously at
restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
Some loyalists also say that dishes ar- First prize went to the calamari, which Drink: Mama Mia has a full bar, with 32963. 
en’t quite as they remembered from yes- was very lightly breaded, tender and a nice selection of cold beers and offers a
teryear. served with a spicy marinara sauce. choice of wines by the glass as well as the Hours:
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Look & Feel: The new Mama Mia’s is a A close second was the fresh mozzarel-
white (not checkered) tablecloth restau- la, lightly breaded and fried golden brown, Service: Service was very attentive, Beverages: Full bar
rant, set among comfortable black booths served with marinara. though on one of our two visits, the cours- Address:
and banquets. No chianti bottles with es were not very well spaced. Entrées
candles here. We also tried the abruzzese salad ($8.95) came out only seconds after the appear- 1920 14th Avenue, Vero
and the scungilli salad ($10.95); in the lat- ance of salads. Phone:
The rather austere décor features an in- ter, the conch was pretty much missing in
teresting selection of art on the walls, and action. Prices: Prices for starters range from (772) 213-8888
on the first evening we visited, the stylings $7.95 to $11.95, with pastas mostly in the
of Frank Sinatra were playing unobtru- For entrées, various members of our $16-$18 range, and entrées running $19 to
sively in the background. party had the ziti with vodka sauce $22 (zuppa di pesce was the highest on the
($16.95), lasagna ($18.95), gnocchi ($16.95), menu at $29.95).
Food: Our two visits these past couple veal parmigiana ($19.95), linguine with
of weeks got off to slow starts, when serv- fresh clam sauce ($19.95), eggplant par- Initial impressions: Our second visit
ers brought baskets of doughy garlic rolls migiana ($16.95) and the fiesta platter was much better than our first, so hope-
not in the same league as the addictive ($18.95). fully things are going in the right direc-
garlic knots at Pomodoro or Johnny D’s. tion.
Of the entrees, the biggest downer was
But over the course of two meals, my the gnocchi – potato dumplings that should And if you were a fan of the old Mama
husband, three companions and I sam- be pillow-light and instead were leaden and Mia’s (or for that matter love classic Ital-
pled four starters, two large salads, two doughy. ian-American cuisine), you will want
rather watery soups (pasta fagioli and to give this new incarnation of an old-
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4 Farm vehicle (4) 2 The old joanna (7,5)
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9 Ancestry (9) 4 Curve-beaked bird (6)
10 Roman garb (4) 5 Give up (8)
11 Puts back together (8) 6 Fonteyn, say (6-6)
12 Oath (3) 7 Honey makers (4)
13 Set of clothes (6) 11 Balderdash (3)
14 Cutting tool (6) 12 Grape orchard (8)
16 Glimpse; get (3) 14 Hanky-panky (3)
17 Larynx (5,3) 15 N. England football club
18 Wax and -- (4) 16 Electricity point (6)
20 Rifled (9) 17 Alter (4)
21 Tiger, e.g. (3) 19 -- O’Brien, novelist (4)
22 Prepare for publication (4)
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ACROSS 80 Where peas live American co. Caen) The Washington Post
1 The answer I 84 Essential 13 Melodic subject, 79 The H of W.H.
85 Carpenter’s
was expecting to in music Auden
the riddle in this spinner 14 Convince 81 Ton o’ dough
puzzle 87 Riddle, part 5 82 Enid’s home:
7 Jabber 89 Estate dividers (with “over”)
10 A card game, not 91 Bemused remark 15 In itself abbr.
a singing style 92 “It’s ___ big 16 Russian opera 83 Grand old man
14 Jokers 86 “Once ___ die”
18 They have mistake!” composer 88 “___ say more?”
mysterious odas 93 Riddle, part 6 17 Defining 89 Runner
19 Get-together, of a 98 Most of the
sort “carriers” as Sebastian
21 Remote refuge earth’s surface “mailmen,” 90 Major Idaho river
22 Like bedroom 99 Frasier’s brother perhaps 93 Sort of
eyes 100 Pelvis parts 20 Commercial 94 Cassiterite
23 Start of a riddle 101 Time out? claim! 95 Red Bordeaux
25 Easy multiplier 103 ___ for effort 24 Whips with a 96 Kidman or Miller
26 Creepy creatures 104 Connecticut Ivy pistol? 97 Added (on) as an
28 Boyfriend 27 Freezing-
29 Start of a verse? Leaguers temperature afterthought
30 TV colleague of 108 Rifleman Lucas word 98 Lake in James
Goldie 30 221-B Baker et
and Lily and son Mark al. Fenimore
31 The lessor 110 B. Favre and S. 32 Square root of Cooper stories
amount nueve 102 Mischievous
33 Sounds like a Young, once 34 Communications 105 Sure thing, in
bomb 113 End of the riddle giant: abbr. sports
35 With 10 Down, 116 Prof’s security 35 Players 106 “___ hollers ...”
a dead end 118 Part of the 36 At the level of 107 The Lion King
38 Riddle, part 2 37 Pipe gripe villain
43 Mimicked country 39 Sponsorship 109 In the matter of
44 Minor worker 119 Little links 40 Hawaiian girl 110 University green
45 Need replacing 120 The Night of the 41 Serious speakers 111 Part of “Bren,”
46 Riddle, part 3 42 Barrett or Jaffe the gun
50 The “come back” ___ 44 Slangy $100 bill 112 Line of clothing?
kid 121 Frosty’s freaky 47 Part of 34 Down 114 My ___, Vietnam
51 Penultimate letter 48 Volare 115 Type of bone or
54 “... my soul ___” cousin? 49 Employers joint?
55 Yvonne’s 122 Where the 51 Pal o’ mine on a 117 Role for Whoopi,
evening palomino 1992 and 1993
57 Galileo and sidewalk meets 52 Catch
Garibaldi the road, 53 1960s series with TRICK QUESTION By Merl Reagle
59 Caution sign in Britain a Culp following
61 City 155 miles 123 Tokyo, once 56 Does again, as a
SE of 124 The answer I bow
San Francisco wasn’t expecting 58 Skating arena
63 Discarded metal to the riddle in 60 Stimulated
64 Knockout props this puzzle 62 Prefix meaning
67 Riddle, part 4 DOWN “standing”
70 Pacing, perhaps 1 David’s 1960s 64 Punch
71 Gave the eye to deskmate 65 Author-critic
73 City near 2 Unusually good James
Cleveland 3 Whacker for 66 Word after word
74 Blimp, e.g. Faldo or sword
76 “It never ___ 4 Rendezvoused 68 A word for God
amaze me” 5 Political refugee 69 Reprove mildly
78 Murder, She 6 Tie or track 72 Dispatched nits
Wrote doctor 7 Southerner’s 75 Clinton and Gore
boat? after November
8 “Cotton Candy” 1992
blower 77 “That’s ___ there
9 Any of a well- is, there ain’t no
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Robert Benchley, a humorist who died in 1945, said, “Drawing on my fine command of K7
language, I said nothing.”
WEST Q J 10 9 8 7
Declarer is in total command of his side’s forces; he fights the battle alone. The 10 9 8 6 3 EAST
defenders usually work together to defeat a contract; rarely does one defender take Q
total command and leave his partner playing third violin, just trying not to renege. J8632 742
Which applies in this deal? West leads the heart queen against South’s contract of K 10 9 7 6 3
three no-trump.
South’s jump to game indicated a balanced hand with a good 12 to 15 points, typically
at least two stoppers in the intervenor’s suit and fewer than four spades because he did AK
not make a negative double. North had no reason to believe that five clubs would be
better. (Note that that contract goes down if East leads a heart, or cashes a high trump SOUTH
and shifts to a heart at trick two.)
South has six top tricks: three spades, one heart and two diamonds. He will get a
second heart winner, but must establish dummy’s clubs, which involves losing the lead AJ8
twice. He is in jeopardy.
A 10 9 4
A meek East would signal exuberantly with the heart 10 at trick one. Then, after South
played low, East would sit back and wait ... and wait ... and wait ... for partner to lead a 632
second heart. Probably West would shift to a spade, but now South would get home
with an overtrick. Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West

A more commanding East will see that he is getting on lead twice in clubs. He will The Bidding:
overtake the heart queen with the king and continue the suit should declarer duck. Now
the contract goes down. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
3 NT Pass 1 Clubs 1 Hearts
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ONGOING ation Dept., 2 p.m. at VB Community Center. $25 concert featuring Sergey Belyavskiy and Jacob home brews paired with restaurant tapas-style
per duo; $10 each additional. 772) 770-3775 Craig, 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Donations appre- dishes and entertainment by the Jacks Band. $75.
Vero Beach Museum of Art - Paul Outer- ciated. 772-562-9088
bridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico 3 Wine & Dine - Taste of France to benefit 5-11 ChamberFest Vero Beach host-
and California, 1948-1955 thru June 3 and Me- Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6 p.m. at Grand 4 Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest VIP event, ed by VBHS Orchestra Boosters
dieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Gui- Harbor Golf Club – pairing French culinary de- 6:30 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery, with and First Presbyterian Church of VB: Thurs. 6:45
tar thru May 6. lights and wines. $90. 772-299-6011 x 313

Riverside Theatre - The Mystery of Edwin 3 Vero Beach Opera presents An Evening with
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King of the Hill Tennis Tournament to benefit 3|4 Garden Club of Indian River Coun-
Youth Guidance, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at The Moor- ty hosts Gardenfest: Nature’s Fin-
ings Yacht & Country Club thru Feb. 20. est Marketplace, Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. to
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1 Emerson Center’s Humanities Series pres- 3 to May 13 - Vero Beach Museum of Art - ACROSS DOWN
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4 First Presbyterian Church Chamber Music 19 APARTMENT 14 ANATHEMA
2 Stories of Gratitude Luncheon, 12 Noon at Concert Series presents four-hand piano 21 HABIT 16 SHATTER
Costa d’Este Beach Resort to benefit Haiti 23 TANGERINE 18 MAGNUM
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Starry Night Screening Under the Stars of
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2 Indian River Symphonic Association pres-
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p.m. talk, 7:30 p.m. solo piano recital by Michael February 9-11 | Art on the Island 10 Sebastian Art Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 70’s Prom Night, 7 p.m. at Walking
Brown; Fri. 7:30 p.m. concert with festival artists self-guided tour of eight artists’ studios. Tree Brewery to benefit Veterans
and VBHS Orchestra and 8:30 p.m. communi- Beach Art Club at Marsh Island Clubhouse, Free; view map at Council of Indian River County.
ty-wide chamber music sight-reading party; Sat. opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., continues 10
6:45 p.m. talk, 7:30 p.m. ChamberFest Artists’ a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Free. 772-231-0303 10 60th Anniversary Dinner Gala and 11 Behind the scenes Open House, 2 to
Concert. All free. 832-372-3286 Silent Auction to benefit Vero Beach 5 p.m. at Vero Beach Theatre Guild.
10 Run Vero’s Cupcake 2-Mile, 8 a.m. Theatre Guild and celebrate , 6 p.m. at Vero Free. 772-562-8300
5 Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer from A.W. Young Park, with cupcake Beach Country Club, with entertainment by pia-
Series presents former U.K. Prime Minis- stop at 1 mile and post-race festivities to ben- nist David Israel. $125. 772-562-8300 11 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
ter David Cameron on Stark Stage and simulcast efit Vero Beach Police Dept. Foundation. 772- Fan Favorites Concert, 3 p.m. at Trin-
in Waxlax. 772-231-6990 569-7364 10 Bal en Rouge, Valentine Dinner Dance ity Episcopal Church featuring pianist Sergey
Gala, 6:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor Club to ben- Belyavskiy performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in
5|6 Starfest Luncheon at Quail Valley 10 British Invasion Motor Car Exhibition, efit United Against Poverty, with live entertainment, Blue and Liszt’s Totentanz. 855-252-7276
River Club to benefit Childcare 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKee Botanical auctions and gourmet dinner. $250. 772-770-0740
Resources featuring attorney, author and chil- Garden – 40 British and European vehicles on 12 ‘Games People Play’ Bridge and Mahjong
dren’s advocate Liz Huntley. $175. 772-567- display. Standard admission. 772-794-0601 Tournament and Luncheon, 10:45 a.m. at
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6 Film Studies 3 - Stranger than Fiction:
Amazing True 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tues- 12 Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Riomar Coun-
days thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Museum of Art. try Club to benefit Senior Resource Asso-
$60 & $80. 772-231-0707 ciation Meals on Wheels programs. 772-569-0760

8 Live from Vero Beach presents the Ameri- 13 Film Studies 4 - Come Spy with Me:
can folk rock retrospective Live from Lau- Tales of Espionage and Intrigue, 1:30
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9 Sebastian River Area Chamber of Com- 15 Opera Studies at Vero Beach Museum
merce Concerts in the Park presents Pro- of Art, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. thru
fessor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus, 5:30 to March 8. $55 & $75. 772-231-0707
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