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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-06-29 13:22:00

06/30/2017 ISSUE 26

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June 30, 2017 | Volume 4, Issue 26 Newsstand Price: $1.00

YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

PAGE B2 PAGE 16

SPECIAL QUALITY OF LIFE 6 9 10MATILDE SORENSEN EARNS
IN VERO SEEMS SECURE AMAZING NATIONAL RANK
VERO’S DIVERSITY IN
STEP AT ‘PRIDE’ DANCE

Ousted Moorings tennis pro focusing on fishing company School District trying to
hide enormous legal bills

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer paid out more than $2.6 million
[email protected] – perhaps much more – over the
past five years.
Vero Beach 32963 has paid
a $450 fee, waited three weeks, “We (the School Board) are
and still hasn’t got a detailed never given detailed spending,
accounting of the legal fees the only subtotals. To get detailed
School District has paid outside spending it takes asking mul-
law firms in its many and mostly tiple times to the point it feels
futile court battles. confrontational,” Zorc said.

But School Board Member “I have to become forceful in
Laura Zorc has waited longer. my persistence. As the eyes and
ears of the taxpayers, it should
And while we still don’t know not be so difficult to see detailed
how outrageous these fees are, expenditures.”
an internal memo Zorc obtained
shows the School District has CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

Ousted Moorings tennis pro Robert Kowalczyk with a fishing rod that takes advantage of racquet technology. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD WINGER BID TO TAKE THE LEAD IN
ELECTRIC TALKS SHORT-CIRCUITED

By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer the previous three years as the pro before being promoted to the By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer electric, a controversial plan
[email protected] club’s tennis director, is that he director’s job in 2014. [email protected] put forth by Councilman Dick
wasn’t expecting it. Winger to haggle with Florida
All Robert Kowalczyk would In fact, when contacted last With Vero headed toward a Power & Light for more money
say about his sudden depar- “I’m not allowed to get into it,” week, neither he nor Moorings lawsuit with the Orlando Utili- was shot down last week with-
ture earlier this month from The said Kowalczyk, who spent two General Manager Craig Lopes ties Commission over a contract out even a vote.
Moorings, where he had spent years as the club’s head tennis dispute that threatens to wreck
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 the best financial deal the city Turns out Winger’s proposal
has ever negotiated to sell Vero
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

INSIDE Island racing legend Redman inducted into British Hall of Fame
NEWS 1-12 PETS 18
DINING B6
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer At the ceremony, which was held June 7 at
CALENDAR B15 [email protected] the Royal Automobile Club in Surrey, the Lan-
REAL ESTATE 19 cashire County native eagerly embraced the
B1 Even at age 80, after a lifetime of driving opportunity to drive a Ford GT 40 sports car
ARTS competitively at white-knuckle speeds, Moor- along Captain’s Drive to the Woodcote Park
ings resident Brian Redman still gets a thrill of clubhouse.
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 getting behind the wheel of a race car.
For circulation or where to pick up “That’s the car I drove and won with in 1968,”
your issue call: 772-226-7925 That’s why he left town Monday, returning Redman said Sunday from his condominium.
to his native England for the second time this “It was a very nice affair, and being inducted
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. month. Brian Redman holds a photo of himself and Steve McQueen into another Hall of Fame meant a lot to me. At
taken on set of 1971 movie ‘Le Mans.’ PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD this relatively advanced age, I wasn’t expecting
Three weeks ago – 15 years after his induction any more racing honors.
into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America,
six years after entering the International Motor- “To get inducted with people like (race-team
sports Hall of Fame – Redman was recognized
by Britain’s Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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ISLAND RACING LEGEND World Championship Grand More of his recollections can be found in places to drive them without
Prix events, once finishing as his book – “Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks: necessarily racing them.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 high as third in a 1968 race in A racer’s memoir of a dangerous decade”
Spain, but preferred – and en- (1965-1975) – which was published last year In 1991, Redman created the
owner) Roger Penske and (former Formula joyed his greatest success – driv- and was named the Royal Automobile Club’s Targa Sixty-Six car club, which
One and Indy Car champion driver) Nigel ing sports cars. 2016 Motoring Book of the Year. – for a price – allowed drivers to
Mansell was special,” he added. “And it was drive their high-performance
fun to get back into that car.” In all, he drove for more “The book has done very well,” said Red- vehicles on actual racetracks,
than a dozen car manufactur- man, who moved to Vero Beach 18 years ago, under controlled conditions and
This week, Redman will be back in En- ers’ teams, including Ferrari, residing first in Vero Isles before settling at without fear of being bumped.
gland to participate in the Goodwood Festi- Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and As- The Moorings. “It’s now in its fourth printing The weekend events included a
val of Speed – an annual summer event fea- ton Martin. It was in a Porsche and has sold more than 7,000 copies.” coat-and-tie dinner and driving
turing historic motor-racing vehicles on the 917, in the 1969 Le Mans race, lessons.
grounds of a West Sussex estate. that he drove a personal-re- After retiring from professional racing in
cord 230 mph along a 4-mile 1989, the birth of vintage-car racing offered “We would do it three or four
This time, he’ll be driving a 1958 Vanwall. straightaway. Redman the chance to stay involved in the times a year, and it was always
“I still race three or four times a year, but sport. So he jumped back into the driver’s very social,” Redman said.
it’s not really competitive,” Redman said. Yet, he remained one of the seat.
“Now, it’s more like driving in a race than sport’s best-kept secrets. “Now, we do it once a year, in
actually racing. I’m certainly not racing like It was then that he discovered a market for February, and close to home at Palm Beach
I used to.” Of Redman’s Hall of Fame induction this car collectors who owned vintage and mod- International Raceway.”
Competing at the highest levels of his month, the long-established magazine ern high-performance models and wanted
sport for the better part of 30 years, Redman wrote: “One of the underrated greats for He said the event usually draws 50 driv-
won more than two dozen international rac- many, but not for Motor Sport readers who ers, including some who bring more than
es, driving for teams that won the 24 Hours know all about the humble Lancastrian’s one car, and about 250 people.
of Daytona three times and the 12 Hours of formidable talent. He might not have won
Sebring twice. Le Mans, but he won every other sports car “I’ve been very lucky,” said Redman, who
He won three consecutive Sports Car race that mattered.” 40 years ago survived a life-threatening
Club of America (SCCA) Formula 5000 wreck in a race in Mont-Tremblant, Canada,
Championships, finishing ahead of Ameri- For the record: Redman drove for Porsche where – in addition to suffering a fractured
can legends Mario Andretti, the runner-up teams that twice finished first in the IMSA vertebra in his neck, breaking his leg, dislo-
in 1974-75, and Al Unser Sr., who was sec- class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but they cating his shoulder and cracking his breast-
ond in 1976, in the open-wheel, single-seat were fifth overall both times. bone and ribs – his heart briefly stopped.
race-car circuit.
He won the 1981 International Motor Redman’s driving in the 1970 24 Hours of “After I retired, I was able to remain con-
Sports Association GT championship. Le Mans was included in the race footage nected to racing and live a similar life to
He also competed in 15 Formula One used in the making of the 1971 movie “Le when I was driving,” he added. “Even now,
Mans,” which featured Steve McQueen. going to these different events, it’s great
to get together with the guys I competed
“They had cars on the track equipped against.
with cameras,” Redman recalled.
“And I still get to drive the cars.” 

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WINGER BID REBUFFED rhetoric, you really don’t want the full Arial 10.5-point type to match the body meeting. At the time, then Councilwom-
sale. You want to do everything you can of his memo. an Pilar Turner, seated next to Winger,
saw the email printout showing Christo-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 to slow it down or stop it.” When questioned in the past, Winger pher as the author.
has acknowledged that he seeks outside
City Manager Jim O’Connor has been legal advice on tricky city maneuvers, “It is a matter of public record, as you
and has admitted consulting with retired just saw, that Mr. Winger speaks for spe-
“to designate a member of Council to working directly with transactional at- attorney George Christopher on electric cial interests, not for the community. It is
matters. a matter of public record that Mr. Wing-
be responsible as the point person to torney Nat Doliner of Carlton Fields er voted against the full sale last time
He referred to Christopher – a longtime around on Feb. 19, 2013, and then con-
negotiate and keep Council informed and FPL’s attorneys on the sale. Moss Riomar resident, controversial figure in veniently claimed to support it when he
local politics, and one of the founders of ran for re-election that November, after
and gain Council approval,” would have has served as the council’s unofficial, the Indian River Neighborhood Associa- voting against it, which to me is beyond
tion – as a “brilliant attorney.” the pale. It is a matter of public record
violated Florida’s open meeting or “Sun- behind-the-scenes liaison with FPL and that Mr. Winger voted against the full
In last fall’s election, the IRNA’s polit- sale this time around, on May 16, 2017 –
shine” laws, raising questions about the FMPA co-op since she was elected in ical action committee supported can- the only one of us to do so.”
didates who opposed the three sitting
where and from whom Winger gets his November. council members now pushing to get “This is just another clear example
Vero out of the electric business. of Councilman Winger trying to stall
half-baked legal advice. Her role has provoked praise from and stop this sale,” Howle said of what
The IRNA also funded a special elec- went on in the meeting. “Mayor Moss
Whoever advised him about his ill-fat- supporters of the sale and anger from tions advertising mailer disguised as a and Nat Doliner have done a remarkable
news publication, resulting in at least job representing our best interests. The
ed proposal is either ignorant of the law, critics complaining about lack of trans- one complaint being filed with the Flori- [proposed sale] terms are beyond fair,
da Department of State alleging elections and anyone who refutes that has ulterior
or knows the law and wants to bog the parency and Moss’ efforts to “gag” the law and campaign finance violations. motives.

sale down in lengthy and expensive ne- council regarding what she describes as Moss is no friend of the IRNA. To il- “I don’t know why he (Winger) insists
lustrate Winger’s allegiance to anti-sale on paying more money for our electric,
gotiations – or possibly a Sunshine law delicate negotiations. factions, Moss during the June 20 meet- but I suspect it’s a belief in his flawed
ing played a video clip of Winger reading premise that government can compete
violation investigation. Vero’s lawyers have cau- a letter on the dais during an Aug. 18, with the private sector and that the gen-
2015, council meeting, and then read eral fund transfer is ‘profit.’ It’s not profit;
Either possibility is worri- tioned city officials that portions of a Vero Beach 32963 inves- it’s excess ratepayer funds being used to
tigation revealing that Christopher had subsidize Vero’s bloated budget,” Howle
some. everything they say about written and emailed talking points to said. 
Winger and that Winger read Christo-
Fortunately for taxpay- the sale, and the $50 mil- pher’s words as his own during a public

ers and ratepayers, the lion exit penalty contract

city’s legal team swiftly dispute with Orlando

ruled out Winger’s plan, Utilities Commission, can

pointing out that a coun- be used against them in

cil designate would con- court.

stitute a “board of one” Nevertheless, Winger

which would be subject asked that the council des-

to Florida’s Sunshine laws ignate one council mem-

the same as the City Coun- ber to negotiate the deal,

cil or any appointed board calling the $185 million

or commission. offer on the table “a good

The idea is that an elect- starting point” and wield-

ed or appointed body cov- ing old fear tactics over

ered by the open meeting losing critical city services

law cannot appoint one Dick Winger. after the Vero electric cash

person for the purposes of cow is gone.

circumventing such law in order to gov- “What I see is a process of accepting a

ern in private. If Winger’s idea was ap- letter of intent without trying to get the

proved, negotiating sessions would have money that our ratepayers, our voters

to be formally and publicly announced, and our taxpayers are entitled to,” Wing-

held in public with the public permitted er said at the June 20 council meeting,

to attend. adding that he feels he’s been kept in the

Despite not getting a vote, Winger’s dark since mid-May on what’s going on

scheme did not go unanswered last behind closed doors with FPL and the

week, with Mayor Laura Moss and Vice city’s lawyers.

Mayor Harry Howle both taking serious “We must negotiate a higher sales

issue over what they viewed as an effort price based upon the greater value of the

to derail the sale totally. utility as compared to 2012 and 2014.

“I wonder if Mrs. (City Clerk Tammy) Prior city councils have made the system

Bursick could perhaps create a whole more valuable,” Winger said, making it

other agenda and then we’ll have the sound like Vero had greatly enhanced its

City Council agenda and then we’ll have aging electric system.

Dick Winger’s hidden agenda separate, In fact, while Vero minimized risk and

so when he wants to do more things to future capital costs by shuttering the Big

delay and deflect and deny and stop and Blue dinosaur on the river, the balance

slow down the process, we can put it on of the millions spent in recent years was

Dick Winger’s hidden agenda,” Howle basic maintenance of transmission and

said. distribution infrastructure – work that

Howle read from the legal opinion had been delayed while the 2011 sale at-

provided by the Carlton Fields law firm, tempt languished.

which represents Vero in the FPL sale. “It Despite its shoddy legal premise and

would be much more time-consuming utter failure to gain traction, Winger’s

and costly for the city negotiations to proposal dredged up the controversy

be held in a public forum; it would also over his source of legal counsel.

alter negotiating dynamics,” Howle said, The points in Winger’s memo labeled

turning to Winger. “But you knew that al- 3a through 3j under the heading “Au-

ready. thority to Negotiate” appear to be draft-

“These talking points really make me ed by an attorney, then manually copied

wonder why it is you’re asking for this, and pasted into Winger’s document.

aside from the fact that you want to slow In fact, Winger did not even bother to

things down, and I think I have a rea- change the font on the pasted passages

son,” Howle said. “Beneath all of your from Times New Roman 12-point type to





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Add beauty and THE SPECIAL QUALITY OF
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TAKE
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By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer ing, and we’re planning for that.”
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding [email protected] Good thing, too, because our little
for every style Glass Doors
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• Framed / I’ve been hearing that phrase a lot late- ternet headlines and getting plenty of
• Customize to Frameless ly, especially over the past few months, publicity on social media sites. Just a year
your style Shower Units as news of the planned construction of a ago, a Huffington Post blog heralded “Five
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• Impact Glass • Etching complaints that spurred Vero Beach city Florida Destination.”
officials to finally make dealing with park-
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & ing congestion a priority. The author, Xaque Gruber, opened
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A parking shortage in the Central Beach
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps business district, particularly during our “While too many of Florida’s waterfront
Doors busy winter season, is only one of the cities have succumbed to claustrophobic
warning signs that our quaint, seaside overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps and
463-6500 paradise is changing. high-rises, Vero Beach remains the breath
Regency Square Seasonal increases in traffic, too, have of fresh air. Though classified as a city,
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart become a concern, as backups along ma- Vero, with a strict policy that no building
jor corridors and at the most-active inter- can exceed four stories, feels more like a
Licensed & Insured sections seem to worsen each year. seaside village. It’s the rare place we didn’t
Also, new home construction has re- know still existed in the Sunshine State.”
turned, especially on the mainland, where
dozens homes are being built in sin- Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
gle-family subdivisions. You can bet stories such as this one
In addition, if you occasionally drive are grabbing the attention of folks up
along U.S. 1 or State Road 60, you’ve prob- north, where an increasing number of ba-
ably noticed the many new retail stores by-boomers are preparing to retire.
and restaurants that have popped up the Each of the past three winters has
past couple of years. brought more people to our community,
And, barring another serious down- particularly on the barrier island. Some
turn in the economy, more of the same is of them like it here so much that they buy
coming – more winter visitors and traffic, homes. All of them boost the local econ-
more new homes and businesses, more omy by dining in our restaurants, shop-
change. ping in our stores and otherwise spending
“We’re on the map,” said Tim McGarry, money around town.
the city’s planning director. “Vero Beach The trade-off is that our roads, restau-
has been discovered. We’re no longer a se- rants and stores are more crowded, so
cret. So, as more growth comes, we need much so that it sometimes feels as if we’re
to manage it and keep it in line with our losing our small-town feel – and that
small-town look and feel. It’s a balancing scares the “Keep Vero Vero” people.
act.” Being a nostalgic sort, I understand
But that doesn’t mean we’re teetering that, too. I first arrived in Vero Beach in
on the edge of losing all that makes this 1980, when the “new bridge” reached
community so special. across the “Indian River” from 17th Street
City and county officials say they’re and, during the summer months, you
aware of people’s concerns and that there’s could stand in the middle of U.S. 1 at noon
no reason to worry. They point to the dou- and not see a car.
bling of the county’s population over the I ate at Morrison’s Cafeteria at the Vero
past 30 years and contend that neither the Mall, drank at the Bamboo Lounge and
residential nor commercial growth has di- rented a furnished duplex one block from
minished our quality of life. Conn Beach for $200 per month.
In many ways, because the growth was I watched the Vero Beach Dodgers
controlled, some say Vero’s quality of life during their inaugural season. I walked
now is actually better than it was in the the sidelines as the Vero Beach High
1980s and ‘90s. School football team won a state cham-
“The county has been growing for de- pionship on its home field. I was at the
cades, but the character of the communi- grand opening of Marvin Gardens.
ty hasn’t really changed,” said Stan Boling, I was just out of college and I remember
the county’s community development di- it all – but I don’t remember anyone say-
rector. “We can absorb the growth and still ing, “Keep Vero Vero.”
preserve the quality of life we enjoy here. I left in 1982 to advance my newspa-
We just have to do it the right way. per career, which took me to Jacksonville,
“We fully expect people to keep com- New York, Los Angeles and Denver before
bringing me back to Vero Beach in 2002.
And you know what happened during

CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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MY TAKE Nobody wants Vero to become Port St. MOORINGS TENNIS PRO an River Lagoon, Kowalczyk began exploring
Lucie. the possibility of applying the latest racket
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 technology to inshore rod design.
Still, there are challenges ahead.
those 20 years? Vero didn’t merely get big- City officials might need to seriously offered any details as to why Kowalczyk no His goal was to find a blend of carbon fi-
ger. It got better. There were more things consider paid parking along Ocean Drive. longer works at the barrier island club near bers braided to create a lightweight, more re-
to do and more people to do them with. County officials need to address some of the south end of the county.“We’re a private sponsive and more durable rod that he said
the traffic concerns, such as in-season club, so I can’t discuss what happened,” “will revolutionize the fishing industry.”
Yes, Vero had grown, but it had grown congestion along State Road A1A. Lopes said, adding that the club is owned
the right way – without sacrificing its But Matson said there’s no chance State by its members. And Moorings President Kowalczyk said he “spent a lot of money on
small-town charm. Road A1A might someday be diverted off Catherine Rosato did not respond to a phone technology” and, after a year of experiment-
the island as it was years ago when it was message left at her home last weekend. ing with different fibers and manufacturers,
All those years later, despite all that shifted off Jupiter Island. he found the right formula and began selling
growth and development, Vero was still City and county officials must pre- However, a club source speaking on the the new-age fishing rods at local tackle shops
Vero. It’s still Vero today, and I believe it pare to absorb growth that is projected condition of anonymity said Kowalczyk was and through a website and social media.
will stay that way, even with more people to increase the county’s population from forced to resign but will continue to be paid
coming here every year. 150,000 now to 208,000 by 2040. But both at least through July. The source did not know He changed the business’ name from
say the growth will be manageable. the reason the club pushed him out. “Hooked Rods” to “ManOwar Fishing” in
I’ve spoken to several city, county and Matson cited the large percentage of 2016 and, after teaming with Spencer Reilly
community leaders, and if there’s a con- seniors and retirees who compose our Lopes said the club already had received – his Vero Isles neighbor and a local char-
sensus on anything, it’s that they are com- population, as well as the fact that post- many applications for the job, which has ter-boat captain – opened the fledgling com-
mitted to planning wisely and making the baby-boom generations are having fewer been posted on the United States Profession- pany’s first store in Vero Beach last summer.
sometimes-tough decisions necessary to children. al Tennis Association’s website, and they con-
preserve our small-town ambiance and McGarry cited the restrictions on den- tinue to come in from around the country. Kowalczyk, 36, said he’s now in the pro-
quality of life. sity and building heights – both of which cess of moving the full-service fishing store
would require referendums to change. He said several local teaching pros have from the northwestern corner of Miracle
“We’ve seen growth, but that’s because “We don’t have to accept bad growth,” applied and, although he has no specific Mile (next to Siam Orchid Thai & Sushi
. . . Vero Beach is a victim of its own suc- McGarry said. “We can be more picky.” timetable, he plans to fill the position later Restaurant) to a 10,000-square-foot building
cesses,” said Phil Matson, director of the And we must. this summer. at 2360 U.S. 1, just north of the Royal Palm
county’s Metropolitan Planning Organi- The Vero of 1982 wasn’t the Vero of 2002, Boulevard intersection. He said he now runs
zation. which wasn’t the Vero we know today. But As for Kowalczyk, who said he worked “60 the entire sales operation, which he hopes
it’s still Vero, still special. to 70 hours” per week at The Moorings, he to expand to include reels, hooks, terminal
“Vero Beach remains the quintessential Maybe, someday, it will get too big. now plans to devote his time and energies tackle, hats and apparel. Reilly, meanwhile,
small beach town. But that didn’t just hap- There’s certainly a lot of land to build on. to his budding fishing business – a venture specializes in charter-boat fishing outings
pen.” There seems to be plenty of people who he started four years ago, when he fused his on which he markets ManOwar rods by
would like to move here. livelihood with his lifelong hobby and pio- making them available to guests.
Matson said city and county officials Keeping Vero Vero is up to us.  neered a rackets-to-rods technology.
long have been committed to regulating Lopes, for one, said he’s rooting for Kow-
growth through low-density development Having grown up in Vero Beach, where alczyk to succeed. “Robert is a good guy,”
restrictions, strict building-height limits he was among the nation’s top junior tennis Lopes said. “I’ve known him a long time and
and the imposition of impact fees on new players and often enjoyed fishing in the Indi- I like him.” 
construction.

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Matilde Sorensen amazing No. 104 nationally in 2016 sales

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer The bulk of her sales volume – 87 per- son, Dale Sorensen Jr., who manages the 404 in the country in sales volume last
[email protected] cent, amounting to $91,750,000 – came family business, which was founded on year.
from transactions involving properties the island 40 years ago by Matilde and
The exceptional nature of Vero’s island worth $1 million or more. her husband Dale Sorensen Sr. “I’m not sure any of us ever thought
real estate market was highlighted once that we would have national impact from
again last week when island broker Matil- Sales included the highest-price prop- In the years since then Dale Sorensen where my parents started and where
de Sorensen just missed being named erty that changed hands during the year, Real Estate has grown dramatically we have gone from the 1980s, ’90s and
one of the top 100 real estate agents in a 1.7-acre oceanfront estate at 2310 and become the dominant brokerage 2000s,” Dale Sorensen Jr. says. “It was a
the United States, with $105,230,196 in Ocean Dr. in Old Riomar, and the three in Indian River County, with sales of truly historical year, considering that our
sales in 2016. highest-price properties that sold in Or- $652,605,000 in 2016, up from $617 mil- county is not only small in comparison
chid Island Golf and Beach Club. lion in 2015. to other markets but also undervalued
As it was, she came in at No. 104 in compared to the larger markets.” 
sales volume on the Real Trends 1000 list, “She is a dealmaker,” says Sorensen’s Real Trends ranked the company No.
an astonishing accomplishment in such
a tiny market.

Sorensen was No. 13 in Florida in sales
and all of the agents who sold more came
from much larger markets – 10 from the
Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, one from
Tampa/St. Petersburg and one from Na-
ples/Marco Island.

Two of those markets have millions
of people and even Naples/Marco has
double the population of Vero’s barrier
island.

Sorensen, who works out of her com-
pany’s office on Cardinal Drive with a
team that includes an executive assis-
tant, a marketing director and a licensed
showing agent, says her success in 2016
came mainly in riverfront and ocean-
front home sales, typically the high-
est-price properties on the island.

She says the success is due in large
part “to discipline, a sense of humor and
a passion for real estate.”

She also cites her “exceptional support
staff,” and the level of service she pro-
vides to her clients.

“I am very careful and caring when
I am working with someone. Even if I
know they are going to buy something,
I don’t just want to make a sale. I want
to find them the exact right place. Selling
real estate for me is a very personal ser-
vice, because it is a very emotional thing.
It isn’t just buying or selling a house, it
is people’s lives and memories, and it is
important to always remember that,” So-
rensen said.

That attitude and the encyclopedic
knowledge of island real estate she has
built up in more than three decades as a
Vero Beach agent and broker have gained
Matilde Sorensen a dedicated clientele.

John Rutenis, formerly the president
of May Design and Construction, where
he designed 380 Macy’s stores and shop-
ping centers, and his wife Vida have done
10 transactions with Sorensen.

“We met her when she sold our con-
do in Sea Oaks 25 years ago and we have
always gone back to her,” Rutenis says.
“She is truly a professional who doesn’t
try to oversell and who is very knowl-
edgeable about her business.”

Sorensen handled 54 transactions
sides during the year, including 33 list-
ings and 21 sales, and estimates that 96
percent of those deals were on the island.





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Bearing gifts, Little Birthday Angels spread joy to kids

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Angels bring all the essentials for a festive Angel Pietsch with son Seth. the road but the fact that someone tried
[email protected] party. Pietsch’s mother is in charge of dec- to make their day special is a big deal for
orating and themes, including such past fa- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE them,” shared Pietsch. “For us, it’s about
Most people relish the one special day vorites as Minions, the Olympics, pirates, Dr. making them feel honored and special.”
each year when they are the center of atten- Seuss and ice cream. the Little Birthday Angels spread. They aver-
tion, celebrated by family and friends with age about 40 birthdays for us throughout the “I thought what they were doing was ab-
cake, presents and cards, and with today’s “I have worked here for about 10 years year and it makes a difference in the lives of solutely and totally phenomenal, so I con-
social media, greetings, animated balloons and we have never had the happiness that these children,” Clements shared. tacted Angel and I had her come to one of
and face-to-face messages now pour in from our staff meetings to talk about the Birthday
well-wishers near and far. Staff was so moved by what Little Birthday Angels and how they got started,” recalled
Angels has done for the children in their care Renee Bireley, program administrator at the
But for those who have little to celebrate, that Hibiscus named the nonprofit their Samaritan Center. “This is something we
such as the abused, neglected and aban- 2016 Community Organization Volunteer of wouldn’t be able to provide for the children
doned youth cared for by Hibiscus Chil- the Year. here. Sadly, many of our kids may have never
dren’s Center or the children living in home- had a special birthday party nor been able to
less shelters whose families are just eking by, Since that first year, the nonprofit has attend one because of their family financial
birthdays slip past without any fanfare. added others to their birthday party calen- situation. It is such a gift that they provide.”
dar – the Hope for Families Center, The Sa-
Enter Angel Pietsch, who with sons Hunt- maritan Center for Homeless Families and Pietsch said the community has been very
er and Seth founded Little Birthday Angels. SafeSpace, which provides shelter to bat- supportive. Students at Indian River Acade-
The trio got the idea after stopping by the tered women and their children. my and Imagine held dime challenges to fill
Hibiscus Children’s Village in Vero Beach water bottles with coins; the Oslo Middle
one day to donate a used game. To date, the Little Birthday Angels have School National Honor Society hosted a car-
celebrated roughly 270 birthdays, many of nival and donated the proceeds; profession-
“I don’t know why, but I asked what they them for children who had never previously al bakers donate cakes; and children make
did for birthdays; it was something I had received gifts or a birthday party or a cake cupcakes with their mothers and bring them
never thought of before. The volunteer coor- with their name on it. Most had never even in for the parties.
dinator said that unfortunately, they didn’t attended a party for someone else, so all
have the means to provide gifts for the chil- the shelter’s children are invited to eat cake, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company
dren,” recalled Pietsch. play games and take home a goody bag, provides every birthday child with a Bible
something most American children take for devotional, others donate stuffed animals
Prior to the Little Birthday Angels lighting granted. and children get an outfit donated by Kid’s
their first party candle, Hibiscus volunteers Closet Charities, Lily Pad and Casp Baby.
had occasionally brought cakes and staff “The gifts may not be remembered down
would set aside extra donated Christmas “Ours is not a big budget,” explained Pi-
gifts, but they were generic in nature and ran etsch of the volunteer-based nonprofit,
out long before the birthdays did. which uses donated space to store toys and
supplies and operates on a $60,000 annual
“Birthdays are especially humiliating budget. “My biggest fear is that we won’t be
for the children here. They don’t have any- able to bring the kids things they ask for.”
thing,” said volunteer coordinator Donna
Clements, who was at the front desk when Pietsch said a grandmother of children
the Pietsch crew first visited almost three living at SafeSpace thanked her for making
years ago. “They just have to take whatev- her grandchild’s birthday extra special. The
er comes in for donations. So for the Little grandmother said that although the child is
Birthday Angels to get these kids what they now only 3 years old and may not remember
want, that’s a big deal.” it in the years to come, she certainly will.

Pietsch reached out to her homeschool Another grandmother from Hope for
association that first year using an email Families shared how nice it was for her
loop; each month sending out a list of the granddaughters to receive something for
children’s wishes. Somehow they were able their birthdays. Newly living at the homeless
to obtain all the gifts they needed, plus shelter has been a traumatic event in their
wrapping paper, decorations and party sup- young lives, and she appreciated that Little
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New top nurse is a ‘major’ addition at IRMC

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer folks, but this Operation “Kathy and I both That’s really our ultimate goal.”
[email protected] Iraqi Freedom veteran approach what we do Still, no one rises to the rank of major
doesn’t seem at all rat-
When the Indian River Medical Center tled by the prospect. from the same cen- without drive and ambition and – even
started searching for a new chief nurs- tral point,” says to the casual observer – Walton appears
ing office, retired U.S. Army Major Linda And it appears Walton, “and to have those qualities in spades.
Walton’s resume stood out. Walton has al- that’s the pa-
ready found a tient. At the “We’re always looking for opportuni-
Not only had Walton served her coun- ties where we might achieve centers of
try as the assistant chief nursing officer kind of kindred spirit in IRMC’s chief Chief Nursing Officer Linda Walton. excellence. We’ve [already] put a lot of
for the 21st combat support hospital in medical office, Dr. Kathy Grichnik. focus and effort into those clinical areas
Mosul, Iraq, she also served at the U.S. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD that are important to this community –
Military Academy at West Point as well like cancer care and heart care – and we
as at hospitals in Seoul, South Korea, end of the day, my responsibility, just are working on an initiative now around
Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., like hers, is to keep the patient safe. orthopedic care to look at the whole con-
during her 20-year army career. Most tinuum as we manage those patients
recently she was chief nursing officer at that are having joint replacements.”
South Lake Hospital in Orlando.
“That really does take teamwork,”
On top of all that, Walton actually be- Walton says.
gan her medical career right here in Vero
Beach, when she worked as candy striper It also takes experience, and in Vero
at the county hospital. Beach, experience in geriatric medicine
is another definite plus.
“My nursing career,” Walton con-
firms, “really started at Indian River Me- Walton has that, too.
morial Hospital. I graduated from high After her military career, she became
school here in Vero Beach and while I the clinical nurse manager of medicine
was in high school, I was trying to figure and geriatrics at the University of Wis-
out and kind of hone down what I real- consin Hospital in Madison, as well as its
ly wanted to do. So, I volunteered at the director of nursing services, chief nursing
previous hospital to this one in the mid- officer and vice president of patient care
1970s.” services before returning home to Florida.
“I was very fortunate,” Walton explains,
“I had the opportunity to see what “to work in an academic medical center
nurses did firsthand here in our com- where we had some innovative opportu-
munity,” she says with a smile, “and that nities looking specifically at the geriatric
really shaped my decision to pursue this population and looking at those kinds
career path.” of environmental factors or medications
that can impact [seniors’] responses when
Then, the former candy striper-turned they’re in a hospital setting.”
U.S. Army major-turned CNO unabash- Acknowledging Vero’s “significant
edly admits, “the opportunity to return geriatric population,” Walton says she
home where my family lives and be able is looking for opportunities to see what
to serve in this community is really quite she might be able to “infuse” into IRMC’s
an honor for me.” routines.
After just three months of the job,
With roughly 680 nurses of various Walton has no doubts she made the
stripes – including 550 registered nurs- right move – by not actually moving at
es, 115 certified nursing assistants and all – and signing on with IRMC as its new
14 licensed practical nurses – already chief nursing officer.
on staff at IRMC, Walton is now leading As she puts it, “I feel like I was meant
a battalion-sized team in potentially to be here in Vero Beach at this time and
life-saving missions every day, right in for this opportunity.” 
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16 June 30, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Itching for relief? Study sheds new light on hives

By Maria Canfield | Correspondent alone in the treatment of hives. levocetirizine (a prescription an-
[email protected] The finding is important because pred-
tihistamine) and prednisone had
Up to 20 percent of people suffer at least nisone is a powerful drug with a long list
once from hives, and the intense itching of severe and even potentially fatal side ef- an “itch score” of zero; however,
caused by the condition sends many suf- fects, including glaucoma, cataracts, high
ferers to the emergency room in search of blood pressure, osteoporosis, suppressed 76 percent of those who received
relief. Once they get there, they are often adrenal gland hormone production and
treated with a prescription antihistamine increased risk of infections, according to levocetirizine and a placebo
and the steroid prednisone. But a new Mayoclinic.org. The most severe side ef-
study of emergency room patients, recent- fects occur with long-term use. achieved the same zero itch score.
ly published online in the Annals of Emer-
gency Medicine, asserts that adding pred- In the study, a follow-up assessment Additionally, the study showed
nisone is no better than an antihistamine two days after treatment found 62 percent
of patients treated with a combination of that the addition of prednisone

to the treatment did not help pre-

vent a recurrence of the hives, as

30 percent of patients in the pred-

nisone group reported relapses,

compared to 24 percent in the

placebo group.

Dr. Patrick Ottuso, M.D., a Vero

Beach dermatologist and fellow of

the American Academy of Derma-

tology, is familiar with this study Dr. Patrick Ottuso.
and others that have preceded it.
He says there is some controversy PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

in the medical community about

the role of prednisone in the treatment of In many of these idiopathic cases, the best

an acute case of hives – the type of attack guess is that the sufferer’s immune system

that can precipitate a visit to the ER. Some is overactive – it is attacking normal tissues

studies indicate that prednisone can help of the body, resulting in hives.

boost the effect of antihistamines; even While the cause of CU is mysterious,

those studies express caution about the use Dr. Ottuso says it’s still a good idea for a

of prednisone, due to its many side effects. medical work-up to occur: a medical his-

In a fact probably known to very few tory should be taken, along with a phys-

outside the healthcare profession, the ical exam that includes blood and urine

medical name for hives is urticarial. Suf- tests and a skin biopsy. This can show if

ferers know well that hives are welts; pink any underlying medical issue is present

swellings that can appear on any part of which may be contributing to the hives –

the skin, and even in the eyes or mouth. In such as thyroid or liver problems, sinus-

an outbreak, an individual hive lasts a few itis or skin conditions.

hours, fades away without leaving a trace, If no cause of CU can be determined,

and is replaced with new hives. While treatment has traditionally consisted of

usually small, hives can join together to antihistamines and NSAIDs. In a newer

cover broad areas of skin. In addition to approach, an injectable drug called Xolair

the often intense itch, hives can some- is sometimes prescribed. Xolair is a “mono-

times burn or sting. clonal antibody,” meaning that it is manu-

Hives are very common; one in five peo- factured to mimic the natural antibodies

ple have at least one episode in their life- found in the human body.

time. A single attack of hives is often due There is agreement in the medical com-

to a virus or an infection; repeated attacks munity that prednisone has no place in

can be triggered by an allergic reaction to treating CU. Dr. Ottuso says, “The many

certain foods – including nuts, chocolate, side effects of prednisone are well known,

fish, tomatoes, eggs, fresh berries or milk. and commonly include nausea, vomiting,

Vero’s Dr. Ottuso says other causes of at- heartburn, trouble sleeping, and excessive

tacks are many and varied, including al- sweating.” More serious side effects can

lergens (pollen, dander, insect stings), en- also occur, including those listed above

vironmental factors (heat, cold, sunlight, and others such as muscle pain, irregular

exercise, emotional stress), and almost any heartbeat, swelling of the hands and feet,

type of medication. and even seizures. And people with diabe-

Some people suffer from chronic urti- tes have to be particularly careful, as pred-

carial (CU), which is when the hives persist nisone can cause a spike in blood sugar.

for a long period of time or recur repeatedly Dr. Ottuso’s words of advice: “If you are

over months or years. Although hives are having hive-like reactions that occur often,

considered chronic if they last more than see a dermatologist or an allergist for a full

six weeks at a stretch, studies have shown evaluation. And if you are experiencing any

that many people with the condition have swelling of the mouth, tongue or throat, get

hives for months or even years on end. to an ER or call 911, as those reactions can

CU affects about 1 percent of the popu- interfere with your ability to breathe and

lation. Dr. Ottuso says the condition is ex- could potentially be life-threatening.”

ceedingly frustrating for both the sufferer

and their dermatologist – in part because Dr. Ottuso’s practice is part of Vero Beach

the vast majority of cases are “idiopathic,” Dermatology, located at 1955 22nd Ave; the

meaning a cause cannot be determined. phone number is 772-299-0085. 

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Now we know how our gut talks with our brain

By Jenna Gallegos | The Washigton Post ochromaffin cells. oids – basically, in which the cells were tagged with fluores-
EC cells make organs in a dish. cent molecules. They found that EC cells
Scientists finally have a better idea why The researchers contain receptors that recognize adrena-
certain meals send you running for the up less than 1 per- isolated intesti- line, spicy food compounds and foul smells
bathroom. The discovery provides insight cent of the gut ep- nal stem cells and such as sweaty socks or stinky cheese. They
into the connection between your gut and ithelium (collec- used them to grow then showed that these cells form associa-
brain and may point toward new therapies tively, only a small “3D mini-guts.” tions with nerve fibers and produce com-
for intestinal disorders such as irritable end table in that They challenged pounds that are a hallmark of synapses
bowel syndrome. studio apartment), the mini-guts with – the connections between nerves. When
but they excrete more different stimuli and challenged with adrenaline-like com-
The team behind this is led by Holly In- than 90 percent of the measured the result- pounds, the EC cells became electrically
graham and David Julius of the University serotonin. ing electrical responses. The method pro- charged. And that produced a rush of sero-
of California at San Francisco. They’re also duced “a very elegant model,” noted Diego tonin that activated the nearby nerve fiber.
married, but until a few years ago, their re- The presence of neurotransmitters in Bohorquez, assistant professor of medicine
lationship was strictly personal. Ingraham the gut is why it’s sometimes described as and neurology at Duke University, who was Bohorquez called this discovery “an im-
studies female metabolism, while Julius fo- “the second brain.” Scientists have long not involved in the research. portant step forward” because it demon-
cuses on the brain’s response to pain. The known that there is cross-talk between the Gut epithelial cells are known to respond strates what scientists have long suspect-
divergent fields seemed to leave little room gut and our first brain, the central nervous to mechanical stimulation. That’s how our ed: Chemical stimulants electrically excite
for collaboration until scientists in Julius’s system, but exactly how that communica- stomach signals that it’s full. But the re- cells lining the gut, which then directly
lab made a surprising observation: Painful tion plays out is a mystery. searchers found that even a light touch with communicate with nerve cells.
spider venom activates proteins in the gut. certain compounds triggered an intense
Nicholas Bellono, a scientist in Julius’s reaction. The EC cells were especially sen- “There is really a gut skin cell that
The gut epithelium, which is the thin lab, wanted to find out what neurotrans- sitive to adrenaline and the chemicals that sits there and fires action potential like
tissue lining that cavity, is a unique enti- mitters such as serotonin are doing in the give wasabi and horseradish their strong a nerve cell,” said Arthur Beyder, who
ty. Spread out all its folds and crevices and gut, so Julius and Ingraham introduced flavor. Plants in the mustard family evolved studies EC cells at the Mayo Clinic. “It’s
you could cover a studio apartment – one him to James Bayrer, a gastroenterologist these compounds to protect themselves like a Morse code … they’re communi-
that would teem with microbes, microbi- working in Ingraham’s lab. Together, they from insects. Our gut perceives them as a cating.” The fact that these cells are ac-
al signaling molecules, food byproducts and their collaborators in Australia co- danger, causing inflammation. tivated by adrenaline means the brain
and hormones. One hormone, serotonin, wrote a study published last week in the To figure out the consequences of aggra- is in touch with the gut, as well. But we
is a neurotransmitter that affects mood, journal Cell that demonstrates how EC vating EC cells, the researchers used mice don’t know why. “It could be commu-
sleep, sex drive and bowel movements. It cells translate chemical signals into neuro- nicating with the microbiome,” Beyder
is produced mainly by specialized enter- logical ones. suggested. 

To do this, the team used mouse organ-







Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTAT E June 30, 2017 21

way with gabled roof and columns qualify and two bedrooms, an office and a laun-
as a portico. The communal family room, dry room on the other side. Pocket doors
kitchen and breakfast nook have 10-foot shut off the master suite, which has a
ceilings with crown molding, archways, large walk-in closet and a bath with a
arched windows and a bay window. walk-in shower and garden tub. The two
bedrooms share a bath with a walk-in
Large off-white tile flooring adds to the shower.
sense of spaciousness. The parents and
guests can lounge and grill dinner in the Those commuting on Interstate 95 will
lanai. The screen keeps the kids and dogs find it just eight minutes west. Beaches are
out, but within sight as they play in the 10 minutes east. Treasure Coast Elemen-
back yard. tary is within walking distance. The North
County Aquatic Center and North Indian
The split floor plan has the master River County Library are also nearby. 
bedroom suite on one side of the house

FEATURES FOR 8236 101ST AVENUE

Neighborhood: Vero Lake Estates
Year built: 2006

Construction: Concrete block
Lot size: .45 acres

Home size: 2,300 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Additional features: Double lot, two-car garage, new Rheem
air-conditioning, new sod and landscaping, screened lanai, FPL
electric, hurricane shutters, fenced yard, crown molding, 10-
foot ceilings, tile and wood laminate floors, laundry room with

sink, office/den
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Listing agent: Ashley Harris, 772-713-9159
Listing price: $198,000

22 June 30, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE

MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: JUNE 19 THROUGH JUNE 23

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A very strong week on the mainland real estate market saw 46 single-family residences and lots
sell from June 19-23 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the residence at 1110 River Wind Circle. First listed
in April for $615,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,877-square-foot home sold for $587,500
on June 19.
Sebastian’s best sale was the house at 638 Brush Foot Drive. Originally on the market in March for
$289,900, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,914-square-foot home fetched $275,000 on June 23.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$587,500
VERO BEACH 1100 RIVER WIND CIRCLE 4/13/2017 $615,000 6/19/2017 $421,500
VERO BEACH 5955 BRAE BURN CIRCLE 2/17/2017 $429,900 6/19/2017 $410,000
VERO BEACH 1655 VICTORIA CIRCLE 6/20/2017 $410,000 6/19/2017 $377,500
VERO BEACH 4400 10TH STREET SW 12/28/2016 $392,500 6/21/2017 $339,000
VERO BEACH 4195 79TH STREET 9/27/2016 $370,000 6/19/2017 $330,000
VERO BEACH 1165 SOUTHLAKES WAY 3/10/2017 $359,000 6/22/2017 $320,000
VERO BEACH 1116 7TH PLACE 2/13/2017 $359,000 6/19/2017 $275,000
SEBASTIAN 638 BRUSH FOOT DRIVE 3/1/2017 $289,900 6/23/2017 $271,000
SEBASTIAN 845 GEORGE STREET 4/26/2017 $279,900 6/19/2017 $260,000
VERO BEACH 1025 31ST AVENUE SW 5/12/2017 $265,000 6/21/2017 $257,500
SEBASTIAN 474 AUTUMN TERRACE 5/11/2017 $259,900 6/23/2017 $246,200
VERO BEACH 470 45TH AVENUE 4/21/2017 $249,900 6/19/2017 $244,000
VERO BEACH 502 CALAMONDIN WAY 5/8/2017 $249,900 6/20/2017 $242,000
VERO BEACH 5310 DOMINICA STREET 5/1/2017 $249,500 6/21/2017

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

5955 Brae Burn Circle, Vero Beach 1655 Victoria Circle, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 2/17/2017 Listing Date: 6/20/2017
Original Price: $429,900 Original Price: $410,000
Sold: 6/19/2017 Sold: 6/19/2017
Selling Price: $421,500 Selling Price: $410,000
Listing Agent: Francine Kidder Listing Agent: Stacey Clawson

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam

Joanne Montgomery Stacey Clawson

RE/MAX Associated Realty Alex MacWilliam

4400 10th Street SW, Vero Beach 4195 79th Street, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 12/28/2016 Listing Date: 9/27/2016
Original Price: $392,500 Original Price: $370,000
Sold: 6/21/2017 Sold: 6/19/2017
Selling Price: $377,500 Selling Price: $339,000
Listing Agent: James Namvar Listing Agent: Sandra Alexander

Selling Agent: Weichert, REALTORS Hallmark Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

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IRMC’S NEW CHIEF NURSE RESTAURANT COLUMN: B6
THE CHART HOUSE
14 B4IS A‘MAJOR’ADDITION
ICONIC FIDLER FLUENT
IN LANGUAGE OF MUSIC

Coming Up! Museum’s Gunderson
exhibit goes ‘Above’
NOTHING TO DO? and beyond
RIVERSIDE SAYS:
COME ON DOWN! PAGE B2

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Now that it’s officially sum-
mer, can the doldrums be
far behind? Not to worry, though,
because Riverside Theatre is con-
tinuing its very successful week-
end Howl at the Moon, Comedy
Zone and Live in the Loop events.
Next weekend, July 7-8, Ken Gus-
tafson and Rob Volpe will face off
at Riverside’s dueling pianos mu-
sic party, Howl at the Moon, an
all-request, multi-genre, dueling
piano, live entertainment com-
pany that performs at venues all
over the country. Audiences are
loving this no-set-agenda eve-
ning, as they help pick the songs
for a unique experience every
time. These guys can do pretty
much any tune you can come up
with. Miami-born Gustafson has
been the company’s entertain-
ment director, and, in addition to
his prowess at the piano and on
vocals, he is also great on drum

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Museum’s Gunderson exhibit goes ‘Above’ and beyond

By Ellen Fischer | Columnist you will remember the kaleidoscopic pat-
[email protected] terns, videotaped from above, of the danc-
ers lying on the floor in a circle and moving
An exhibition currently on display at the their heads, arms and legs to create different
Vero Beach Museum of Art is to summer patterns. I was wowed by them as a kid. And
museum shows what the 700-page novel is we only had a black-and-white set.
to the beach: It will keep you occupied when
nothing much else is going on, and despite That’s the same principle behind artist
its size (50 colorful art works), you can get Dan Gunderson’s work. Of course, the toys
through it in a flash. This Holmes Gallery he arranges in concentric circles on a table-
pot-boiler packs enough sizzle, pow and top and photographs from above can’t move
“gee whiz!” to make you feel your vacation their jointed limbs of their own volition.
downtime was well spent. Gunderson has to do that for them before
he snaps the picture.
“A View from Above: Dan Gunderson” is a
color photography show featuring kaleido- “This one right here is from Monsters
scopic still-life arrangements that visually Inc.,” says Gunderson, as he points out a
pop from their square black backgrounds. one-eyed green creature, 10 copies of which
Seen from a distance, the compositions were used in one of the compositions.
suggest fiery blooms on the Fourth of July, a
Ferris wheel’s spokes twinkling at night, or a “I can’t remember what his name is. He’s
cathedral’s illumined rose window. a good guy. He’s kind of an alien.”

Upon closer examination, those orga- There are also lots of superheroes, in-
nized dots and dashes of glowing color re- cluding Captain America, Batman and Rob-
solve into gaudy toys that the artist pains- in, Spiderman and The Hulk. To fill in the
takingly arranged for each photograph. It gaps between the toys in his compositions,
requires up to a dozen or more individual Gunderson has recently taken to using oth-
Minions, Pinocchios, Shreks, Baloos and er novelty items – fake spiders, cockroaches,
Simbas – among other familiar toys – to rats ¬– recreating them via the miracle of #D
compose one photo. printing in the quantities and sizes he needs
for the composition at hand.
If you are old enough to remember the
June Taylor Dancers on the Jackie Gleason As you may have guessed by now, Dan
variety show (we are talking the 1960s here), Gunderson is an avid collector of stuff.

Just ask his wife of 13 years, Astrid de Parry.

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Assemblance. Gunderson landed a job in the art depart- In 2004 Gunderson knew he had col-
ment at Stetson just two years out of gradu- lected enough brooms to create a sculp-
versity of Wisconsin. An early influence on in the late 1960s, along- ate school, in 1976. He has been there ever ture from a section of downed telephone
Gunderson’s work was Clayton George Bai- side the likes of Funk since, teaching classes in ceramics, drawing pole. He drilled 365 evenly spaced holes
ley, aka “Dr. George Gladstone,” a California founding artists Robert and sculpture. As the director of Stetson’s into the pole for the placement of as many
Funk ceramist who first gained notice for Arneson, William T. Wiley and Hand Art Center from 1991 to 2012, he ex- red, green, blue and yellow broom handles
his offbeat sculptures and performance art David Gilhooly. ercised his talent for collecting by building (sans the bristled ends). The telephone pole,
a fine collection of contemporary ceramics which is held off the floor in a horizontal po-
for the museum. sition by the leggy broomsticks, “looks like a
wooly worm,” Gunderson says.
As an artist, Gunderson has evolved
over the decades from making pedes- Gunderson next found that he had
tal-displayed ceramic sculptures, to in- collected enough injection-molded hap-
stallation artworks, to his current series py-meal type toys (from flea markets, yard
of color photos. sales and resale shops) to begin forming
sculptures with them. He would drill and
In the mid-1980s he created a series of then skewer toys onto metal rods, like
sphere sculptures; simple orbs of hollow beads on an abacus, before assembling
clay that Gunderson painted with glazes to the rods into 10-foot-high stick figures or
suggest complex architectural perspectives house shapes.
that negated the sphere’s round surfaces.
According to his wife, this series took
After that, Gunderson made sculptures of an emotional toll on Gunderson. “It just
found steel and wood, sometimes accent- broke his heart to destroy the objects,” de
ed with multiple ceramic components he Parry declares.

crafted for the purpose. “So Dan started to think, ‘Maybe I don’t
Since that time, having need to do that. Maybe I can just assemble
enough of the right el- and reassemble and reassemble, and never
ements on hand has use the toys up.’”
been key to Gunder-
son’s creativity. And with that, Gunderson “kind of fell
Around the into” arranging intact toys to be photo-
turn of the millen- graphed and shown as prints, says de Parry.
nium he collected
brooms. “And un- Gunderson agrees that his catch-and-re-
til you get enough lease technique “just came natural.”
of them, you can’t
really do something “Once I got enough of the toys I started
lining them up. I liked the repetition, the
with them.” toys lined up like rhythms in music,” he
says. 

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Iconic fiddler fluent in music’s beautiful language

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Anger, an icon in the fiddle world, will be Anger has played with contemporary blue- Britanny Haas.
[email protected] having “conversations” with his contempo- grass and legendary folk musicians David
raries in Vero Beach next month during the Grisman, Bill Frisell, Bela Fleck and Edgar
Music is a conversation that transcends all Vero Beach International Music Festival, the Meyer, among others.
languages, according to Darol Anger, legend- performance dimension of the two-week
ary fiddler, composer, producer and educa- long Mike Block String Camp. Anger will per- Since 2010, the Mike Block String Camp
tor – and one of the best-known of a dozen form in the second of two free concerts given has evolved into an incubator teeming with
nationally-recognized musicians teaching by the faculty and students. Both concerts, as talent and creativity with a focus on the culti-
and performing at Vero’s upcoming Mike well as the all-ages summer camp, take place vation of music collaboration. An impressive
Block String Camp. at First Presbyterian Church. lineup of world-class musicians from around
the country gathers in Vero Beach each sum-
As Anger puts it, “Music is a story told in Anger’s Republic of Strings and Turtle mer to work with students during two weeks
a language that doesn’t involve words, al- Island String Quartet are two of the best- of intensive improvisational string playing
though there might be words riding on top known groups of the folk/Americana genre. and vocals. The staff jam sessions, a natural
of the music.”

Zach Brock.

Natalie Haas.

byproduct of the camp, evolved into the an-
nualVero Beach International Music Festival.

If that sounds grand-scale, it is; Block, the
camp’s creator, directs Yo-yo Ma’s Silkroad
Global Music Project.

“We want people to make creative deci-
sions and find their own identity in music,”
says Block. “What we do at camp is largely
through collaboration while drawing on ex-
isting musical traditions of various kinds.

“At the end of it, we’re asking the students
to find their own creative voice.”

Block grew up playing classical music and
then discovered how much fun it was to play
music of all different styles. “Even though I
didn’t grow up in the southern United States,
I could still play bluegrass. I didn’t grow up
in New York City, but I could still play jazz. I
think a big part of what we are trying to do
is expose people to all the different kinds of
music that they can find themselves in.”

“These camps aren’t new,” says Anger.
“Musicians have been getting togeth-
er to jam for generations. It’s like a big
semi-functional family. And the caliber of

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Mike Block String Camp Students. difficult. You can always COMING UP 3 This Sat-
go back there and spread urday, the
PHOTOS: MIKE BLOCK your music around. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
Comedy Zone
musicians, both professionals, and stu- But you need to be set, bass guitar, and acoustic and electric
dents is beyond belief.” in Nashville, Boston or guitar. Entertainer and event coordinator headlines the
Austin. You need to go to Volpe has been playing Howl the Moon
That is not an exaggeration, past audienc- music camps. You don’t venues for over four years, and is a regular Tennessee Tramp
es will attest. “You need to play with people have to go to college to at Jellyrolls, one of the hottest nightspots
who are very interested in what you have to learn about music, but in the Orlando, at the Boardwalk Resort (aka Janet Wil-
say and will say something extremely inter- you do have to be where in Walt Disney World. Howl at the Moon
esting back to you,” says Anger. “This con- the people that are show times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. liams) and Amy
stant flow of ideas sparks thoughts because studying music are. You Tickets are $16-$22.
you become more interesting if you’re with need that interaction.” Dingler. Williams
an interesting person.” Mike Block String Camp.
Anger has no shortage Amy Dingler. is a middle-aged
America’s traditional music – more than of work. He’s an associate professor at Berklee 2 In its eighth year, the Vero Beach In-
any other art of our culture – is the one place College of Music in Boston, the largest inde- ternational Music Festival, hosted redhead from
this melting pot idea works creating a mi- pendent college of contemporary music in by the Mike Block String Camp, will be
asma of cultural music, according to Anger. the world. He also has his online fiddle school. presented at First Presbyterian Church, Naples, Florida,
He first fell in love with music because of the And he tours, especially in the summer when starting Wednesday, July 5. According to
Beatles and started playing guitar when he there are music camps and festivals. the Festival website, the Mike Block String self-described
was about 8 years old. One day he saw a man Camp invites world-class musicians from
playing violin in a restaurant and thought The festival includes five free public around the country to Vero Beach to per- “trailer trash,
it looked like a lot more fun than the guitar. performances at First Presbyterian and form together in one-of-a-kind collabo-
When a friend gave a violin to his family, An- includes an award-winning lineup with rations. The Festival runs through July truck drivin,’
ger decided to give it a try. champion fiddlers and musicians that 14, and includes: an Artist/Camp Faculty
have performed with greats like the late Concert Wednesday featuring folk, blue- potty mouthed,
At 14, Anger discovered much more in the Jerry Garcia and Yo-Yo Ma. grass, Celtic, Americana, rock, jazz and
world of music. Living in the San Francis- more; a Student Concert and Barn Dance unsophisticated
co Bay Area, he was exposed to an exciting The concerts all take place in First Pres- July 8, featuring the talented (mostly)
range of cultural events, and while classical byterian’s music building, at 520 Royal Palm young musicians of the Mike Block String divorcee full of
music was among the offerings, it was not to Blvd., just off Indian River Boulevard, south Camp; an Artist/Faculty Concert July 12;
be his focus. “I was ruined from playing any of the Barber Bridge. Suggested donations go and faculty-led Advanced Student Band Southern sass!”
kind of pure form by starting out with the toward the string camp scholarship fund. Concerts July 13 and 14. Donations of $10
Beatles. They drew from everything.” for student concerts and $20 for facul- Janet Williams. In an interview
 July 5 at 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Perfor- ty concerts are appreciated and support
Anger attended college but dropped out mances featuring Americana, Bluegrass, Bra- the Mike Block String Camp Scholarship at a Chattanooga
to focus on his music. “It was right when zilian, Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock and more Fund. The camp is open to students all
bluegrass was big. I was very attracted to the with Mike Block, Zach Brock, Hanneke Cas- ages, levels and stylistic backgrounds, comedy club, Comedy Catch, Williams
work of American violinist Richard Greene sel, Colin Cotter, Joe Craven, Brittany Haas, who study under world-class musicians,
and blues musician Taj Mahal, all these peo- Natalie Haas, Taylor Morris, Lauren Rioux learning traditions, developing improv said she’d always made notes of things she
ple that were living in the area. I would go to and Kai Welch. ($20 suggested donation.) skills, and honing their craft for public
concerts and hang out. I’d play these venues performances. thought were funny and, over the years,
as opening acts.”  July 8 at 3 p.m. Student Concert & Barn
Dance featuring participants from the Mike had accumulated hundreds of little scraps
That’s the key for a budding musician, Block String Camp. ($10 suggested donation).
says Anger. “Go where the musicians are. If of paper with ideas scrawled on them.
you’re living in Omaha, Nebraska, it will be  July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Perfor-
mances featuring Americana, Bluegrass, These turned out to be the start of a whole
Brazilian, Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock,
and more with Darol Anger, Mike Block, new career: After teaching criminal jus-
Hanneke Cassel, Courtney Hartman, Greg
Liszt, Kimber Ludiker and Joe Walsh. ($20 tice for 21 years, and following a difficult
suggested donation).
divorce, she decided to go into comedy.
 July 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring fac-
ulty-led advanced student bands. ($10 sug- And she’s been in the biz for years now. On
gested donation).
the same bill, Amy Dingler is a former ro-
To learn more about the performers, visit
VeroBeachInternationalMusicFestival.com.  deo clown, bull fighter and stunt person,

who, according to the Boca Black Box in

Boca Raton, “decided to try something a

little riskier” – stand-up comedy. Tickets

for Comedy Zone are $16 and $18. Show

times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

4 There’s no charge to hang out and
chill out at Riverside’s Live in the
Loop. Just grab your lawn chairs and enjoy
the music. This Saturday it’s the Copper
Tones, three guys and a girl from South
Florida who play Roots music (Ameri-
can folk music), backing vocals with gui-
tar, banjolele, upright bass, mandolin,
drums, ukulele and dobro, creating, they
say, “a favorable twist of soul, rock, Amer-
icana and more,” a style they have dubbed
“Soulgrass.” Live in the Loop outside con-
certs are free, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Happily,
there are always food and beverages avail-
able for purchase for these super summer
happenings at Riverside. 

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SOLUTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE (JUNE 23) ON PAGE B15

ACROSS DOWN
5 Combine (5) 1 Salutation (8)
6 Accumulate (5) 2 Cancel (6)
8 Impolite (4) 3 Pester (6)
9 Scholarly (8) 4 Counterfeit (4)
10 Memorise (6) 5 Pale violet colour (5)
11 Method (6) 7 Backbone (5)
13 Goal (6) 12 Photo (8)
16 Brandish (6) 14 Stadium (5)
18 Novice (8) 15 Burrow (6)
20 Flour or grain bag (4) 16 Official (6)
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22 Higher than (5) 19 Mischievous sprites (4)

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Charles Evers 86 Was ahead of 14 Woody’s
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applicator funnyman’s generally 102 Grand ___ Island
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Cleveland DOWN 57 Woolly belles 127 Certain poem
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NORTH

THE SAME ROAD, BUT HARDER TO SEE QJ

AQ5

Alexis Carrel, a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in AK6
Physiology or Medicine in 1912, said, “To accomplish our destiny it is not enough merely
to guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the Q 10 7 3 2
distance assigned to each of us.”
WEST EAST
The declarer and the defense know the distance assigned to each of them in a deal, and 763
each hopes to cover that distance by nightfall — trick 13. 982 84
Q J 10 9
How can South finish the race first in today’s deal? He is in six spades, and West leads 854 10 7 6 3
the diamond queen to dummy’s king.
852
North gambled slightly by jumping to four no-trump, because South might have had two
(or three) low clubs. But here it worked out. AKJ9

South has two minor-suit losers and only 11 winners: six spades, three hearts and two SOUTH
diamonds. Since declarer needs to establish dummy’s fifth club, he must ruff three clubs in
his hand. This requires four dummy entries — three for the ruffs and one to reach the club A K 10 9 5 2
queen. What are they?
KJ4
Declarer immediately concedes that club trick. Suppose East wins and returns a diamond.
South takes that trick on the board (entry one), ruffs a club high, plays a spade to dummy’s 743
jack (entry two), ruffs a club (happy to see both opponents follow suit), leads a spade to
dummy’s queen (entry three), and ruffs a third club. 6

Almost home, declarer draws West’s last trump, plays a heart to dummy’s queen (entry Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
four), and discards his last diamond on the club queen (or, if he is a show-off, the club
two!). The Bidding:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Spades Pass 2 Clubs Pass
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Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | CALENDAR June 30, 2017 B15

ONGOING July 1 | Burgers & Brews Festival Student Concert. Donations to MBSC Scholar-
ship Fund of $10 student concerts; $20 faculty
Vero Beach Museum of Art – Watershed: Con- 4 Freedom Run, 7 a.m. at Riverview Park, tian, with 8:30 a.m. Fourth of July Parade fol- concerts appreciated.
temporary Landscape Photography thru Sept. 10. Sebastian to benefit the Substance lowed by Freedom Festival with live entertain-
Awareness Center of IRC Lifeskills Training Pro- ment, vendors and craft booths at Riverview 7 Grand Opening Festivities for Riverside
Riverside Theatre - Vegas Nights at Riverside gram taught in all IRC middle schools. $25/$30. Park and fireworks at dusk. Theatre’s new Outdoor Bar & Grill at Live
Theatre, with live music, full bars and food ser- 772-770-4811 in the Loop, with 6:15 p.m. ribbon cutting, 6 to 7
vice, plus casino games with proceeds to ben- 5-14 Vero Beach International Music p.m. happy hour, Live in the Loop concert by East
efit Children’s and Family programs, 6 to 9:30 4 City of Vero Beach annual 4th of July Cele- Festival hosted by Mick Block Harbor, 6 to 10 p.m. Vegas Nights casino games
p.m. weekends thru July 28. Free admission. bration, 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Riverside Park; String Camp at First Presbyterian Church, fea- in the lobby and 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Howl at
wine and beer booth to benefit Vero Beach turing world-class folk, bluegrass, Celtic, Ameri- the Moon performances at Waxlax featuring Ken
Sea Turtle Walks, 9 p.m. through July at Se- Lifeguard Assn. cana, rock and jazz musicians. Wed. 7/5 Artist/ Gustafson and Neal Kern. 772-231-6990
bastian Inlet State Park, Archie Carr NWR Barrier Faculty Concert; Sat. 7/8 Student concert &
Island Sanctuary and Windsor Beach Club. $10 4 45th annual Freedom Festival, hosted by Barn Dance; Wed. 7/12 Artist/Faculty Concert; 15 Celebrate National Ice Cream Day
& $15; reservations required. fsispturtlewalk.org Lions Club of Sebastian and City of Sebas- Thurs. & Fri. 7/13 & 14 Faculty-led Advanced with a cool treat, 1 to 3 p.m. at Vero
and carrrefuge.org/turtle-walks. Beach Book Center. 772-569-6650
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
JULY in June 23, 2017 Edition 1 SOUP 2 OMEN 15 Third annual Barefoot Beach Ball, 5
4 EARN 3 PURSUE p.m. at Waldo’s Restaurant, an ‘abnor-
1 Burgers & Brews Festival – An Ameri- 8 OVER 4 ENLIST mal formal’ with music by Dave and the Wave,
can Heritage Celebration to benefit pro- 9 HEARTLESS 5 RESUME refreshments, raffles and a 7:50 p.m. ‘hunk
grams/services of United Against Poverty. 11 11 UNTRUE 6 EVERGLADE dunk’ to benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Asso-
a.m.to 3 p.m. Best Burger Competition with 13 FULSOME 7 BRIE ciation. Get free tickets from Waldo’s and life-
top local chefs vying for People’s and Judge’s 15 THREAT 10 SNEAKED guards thanks to Peter W. Busch Family Founda-
Choice awards at Heritage Center ($30 for 10 16 EAGLES 12 STAB tion. 772-778-2832
sliders plus two beers/beverages). 1 to 7 p.m. 18 BIGCAT 13 FRIGHTFUL
free Street Festival in Historic Downtown Vero 20 SELDOM 14 LASAGNE 20-23 Musical Review celebrating
Beach with live musical entertainment and per- 22 GRANDEE 17 SOME Vero Beach Theatre Guild’s
formance artists, food trucks and vendors, Ce- 23 INTONE 19 TREATY 60th Anniversary with songs from some of
lebrity Dunk Tank, Heritage Center Best Apple 25 EAVESDROP 20 SNEEZE VBTG’s biggest hits, 7 p.m. Thurs, 8 p.m. Fri. &
Pie Contest, games and a Children’s Zone with 26 LOUD 21 LEADER Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $12 students; $25 adults. 772-
bounce houses, petting zoo and other inter- 27 DYKE 23 IDLE 562-8300
active activities. VIP Pavilion, 1 to 7 p.m. with 28 RITE 24 SOFT
preferred shaded seating, Bloody Mary and Mi- 22 Christmas in July, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
mosa Bars; $80 includes Best Burger and slider Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 Riverview Park, Sebastian to benefit
luncheon. 772-770-0740
Crossword Page B14 (YOU DON’T SAY!)
1 Bubble Wrap Explosion and Patriotic Par-
ty, 11 a.m. at Vero Beach Book Center,
with songs, crafts, a parade and the great bub-
ble wrap stomp. Free. 772-569-6650

1-28 Where’s Waldo Community
Scavenger Hunt; have ‘pass-
ports’ stamped with least 10 ‘I Found Waldo’
signatures at 25 participating businesses and
bring it to Vero Beach Book Center to be entered
in drawing for prizes. Visit verobeachbookcen-
ter.com for list of participants. 772-569-6650

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