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Council’s city manager pick has strong regional ties
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Russell Blackburn, left, was selected over Charles Duggan, center, and John Murphy. Blackburn added that he be- ty politics,” Bowen added, noting
[email protected] lieves he has the skills and the that if he could survive for years
the three new members of council council meeting, but he was able experience that will contribute to there, he could certainly survive
The Port St. Lucie City Council will be sworn in. to catch the meeting live online. making the city a better place. It Port St. Lucie politics.
has picked the man it believes can “I’m very happy,” he said, “and was those skills and experience
deliver on their plans for the city’s Blackburn wasn’t in the audi- very humbled.” that City Council members point- If hired, Blackburn would be the
future – Russell Blackburn, a for- ence during Monday evening’s ed to in their reasoning for select- city’s third city manager in four
mer Martin County administrator ing Blackburn. years, replacing the last one, Jeff
and Gainesville city manager. Bremer, who was released from his
Councilman Ron Bowen told duties in September, three months
While he didn’t top everyone’s his fellow council members that before his effective resignation
list – one council member wanted he met Blackburn in the 1990s, date.
someone else – he ultimately re- when Blackburn was serving Mar-
ceived a unanimous vote to move tin County. He was “very cool, very Councilwoman Michelle Berger
forward with contract negotia- professional,” Bowen said. said she was happy with all three
tions. The aim is to have him on candidates the city interviewed
board by Nov. 21, the same time “He has survived Martin Coun-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
Team effort in ST. LUCIE COUNTY HAS SLOTS
Lip Sync Battle RIDING ON BALLOT QUESTION
Carin Smith brought her own kids – and a few borrowed ones – to back her as she performed a medley of songs at the Lip Sync Battle to BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer of Commerce is one organization
benefit the Parent Academy of St. Lucie County last Saturday at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce. Smith won the contest. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN deb[email protected] supporting Referendum 8 – the
last question on the lengthy Nov.
Will voters support slot ma- 8 ballot – which would put the
chines in St. Lucie County?
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
It’s a question that will be an-
swered on Election Night. But
even if they do support it, how
likely is it that slot machines
could move in?
The Fort Pierce Jai-Alai club
wants to add slots to its gambling
offerings – but it’s up to the Flor-
ida Legislature and the courts to
ultimately decide whether or not
to expand such gambling opera-
Currently, slot machines are
only allowed in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties along with Na-
tive American-run casinos. Jai-
alai frontons and racetracks are
allowed to have poker.
The St. Lucie County Chamber
IN THIS ISSUE Outgoing art museum
curator is heading for
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SLOTS IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY? bristle at the idea of more gambling com- with their required support of addiction HOUSE FOR VETERAN
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ing to town, there does not appear to be a programs, voluntary contributions to local GETS UNANIMOUS
massive movement to shoot down Refer- government and schools, this seems to be COUNCIL APPROVAL
state on notice that the county’s residents endum 8. a more responsible route to take.”
want slot machines. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
“We might all have our individual feel- As it is, Fort Pierce Jai-Alai brings in [email protected]
“Not only does it bring jobs, it provides ings and experiences when it comes to 43,000 poker players and 30,000 horse-
an entertainment alternative for our resi- gambling, but the job of the chamber is to and dog-racing simulcast customers each Without discussion or debate, the Port
dents, in particular our retirees,” Chamber be mindful of economics and not to make year, according to the economic report. St. Lucie City Council unanimously ap-
President Terissa Aronson told the St. Luc- personal or moral judgments,” Aronson proved signing over a vacant house to a
ie Voice. “Partnerships between what will said of whether the chamber’s leadership Palm Beach County, which passed a contractor who is now laying the ground-
be the renovated facility and local vendors had any qualms about endorsing the ref- similar referendum, could eventually open work to select one lucky veteran and his or
will ensue and it could prove to be a boost erendum. a new facility such as that planned for Fort her family who will get to move in.
to the diversity of our tourism options.” Pierce – drawing away Fort Pierce’s gam-
She pointed to the numerous arcades blers, the report warns. “I’m really excited about this,” said De-
According to the economic and finan- throughout the county – arcades that are nise Weathers of Genesys Community De-
cial impact analysis filed with St. Lucie not as heavily regulated as the jai-alai’s If that were to happen, Fort Pierce Jai- velopment Corp., the consultant selected
County, the addition of slots would neces- slots would be. Alai could be forced to reduce its opera- to get the project done.
sitate an expansion at Fort Pierce Jai-Alai, tions or go out of business. If jai-alai were
creating 679 construction jobs. It would “This regulation is a layer of protection to shut down, the county could lose 184 Reached on Tuesday, Weathers said
also bring in 852 permanent jobs – 500 of we don’t currently have,” she said. “Along jobs and $17.6 million annually. she’d not yet had a chance to talk to city
which would be directly tied to the casino. staff about the council’s actions Monday
The study envisions a 55,000-square-
foot facility worth approximately $100 mil- The original plan was to have a family
lion. A 5,000-square-foot restaurant would lined up to move in on Veterans Day – but
also be added. Weathers said that timeline is now a lit-
tle looser. Instead of rushing to meet the
“We always look at the immediate eco- deadline, Genesys and the city want to
nomic impact,” Aronson said of evaluating make sure everything is done correctly.
the jobs related to the renovation and the
increase in jobs after renovation is com- Weathers said she wants the program to
plete. “But, we also look at what the long- be a “win-win” for the community. Even if
term effects to our economy might be. As a family isn’t ready to move in by Nov. 11,
a chamber, we represent businesses and Weathers expects there to be a “wonderful
their interests - this includes all businesses holiday celebration.”
that may benefit from the added traffic to
the area.” She, along with PSL representatives, will
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St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Kailey McKnight finds the
and her decision came down to matching
spot between Martin County High School defenders Karaline Mat- the candidates’ leadership styles with those
of the council members.
thew, above left, and Morgan Gumbinner during a District 8-9A volley-
“Mr. Blackburn is a strategist,” Berger
ball semifinal Oct. Centennial fell, 25-22, 25-15, 25-17. On the gridiron, said, a positive attribute she was seeking.
Edravious Knowles rushes for Fort Pierce Central High School while St. Councilwoman Shannon Martin ulti-
mately voted along with her colleagues to
Lucie West Centennial senior Nick Grace tries for the tackle. Knowles negotiate a contract with Blackburn, though
she had initially supported a different can-
scored two touchdowns in a 26-0 defeat of the Eagles last Friday at didate.
South County Stadium. – PHOTOS: MITCH KLOOFRAIN Martin said she felt Port St. Lucie would
be a “final resting place” for Blackburn “to
be frank and blunt.” She said she wanted a
city manager who would be more innovative
and have more vision.
To that end, she named John “JJ” Murphy
of New Mexico as her top pick. While Bowen
also expressed support for Murphy, he raised
a concern about relocating Murphy, who has
five children, across the country, when Port
St. Lucie has gone through so many manag-
ers in so little time.
Martin agreed. “It really was a tough deci-
sion,” she said, adding that there were pieces
of each candidate she liked.
Berger and Martin both raised concerns
that Blackburn’s longstanding and deep ties
to the area might make for some challenges,
and could lead him to be complacent or oth-
erwise not effective in his post.
“I certainly understand,” Blackburn told
the St. Lucie Voice, adding that he doesn’t
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“I have a head start.” Gregory CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 as being potential sites for veteran homes
Oravec, left, through its Neighborhood Stabilization
Blackburn said that the long-established says city Program.
relationships will make it easier for him to manager begin talking with the numerous veterans
cut through to the heart of issues facing the nominee groups to help identify potential veterans. The council has long wanted a way to
community. “It won’t make me complacent, help veterans in need of proper housing,
I promise,” he said. The house at 680 SE Walters Terrace but finding a way to implement such a
housing program in a fair and equitable
Mayor Greg Oravec said Blackburn’s con- Russell is a little more than 1,600 square feet un- way proved daunting.
nections could help him “hit the ground
running.” Blackburn’s der air and has three bedrooms and two Genesys, as a third-party, could better
bathrooms. The city bought the house for evaluate the needs and make a recommen-
The City Attorney’s Office will work with $173,000 through its Neighborhood Sta- dation to the council. Weathers said that
consultant Colin Baenziger to negotiate a bilization Program and spent about that she is working on tweaking the criteria on
contract with Blackburn. “I’m confident” a much again to rehabilitate and renovate it. which potential veterans would be evalu-
deal will be struck before Nov. 21, said Black- ated. While she has a standard template
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County gets $1.2M in funding for trails CRIME BLOTTER OCT. 19-23
St. Lucie County’s Environment Resourc- Historic Highwayman Trail Gap – Indi- Brandon Moses Carter, 28, 5450-202 NW John Albert Stafford, 32, 192 SE Calmoso
es Department is set to receive more than an Hills Drive to George Avenue (connect- Moorhen Trail, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Loca- Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 1661 NW
$1.2 million in state funding to connect five ing downtown Fort Pierce to Indian Hills tion: 3901 Peterson Rd., Fort Pierce; Arrest- St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting
different segments of the East Coast Green- Recreation Area) ing Agency: Fort Pierce Police Department; Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department;
way Trail (ECG). The ECG is a 3,000-mile, FEC Railroad Overpass Savannas Rec- Charge(s): 2 felony counts of Burglary of Charge(s): Larceny – petit theft 2nd degree.
traffic-free greenway system, linking many reation Area – Savannah Road to Midway Unoccupied Structure – unarmed, and felo-
of the major cities of the eastern seaboard Road (connecting Indian Hills Recreation ny Larceny – grand theft between $300 and Louis Jeune Renaud, 18, 5512 NW E. To-
between Canada and Key West. Area to Savannas Recreation Area) $5,000. rino Pkwy, Apt. 202, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Lo-
Indian Hills Recreation Trail Retrofit - cation: 23rd and Ave. D, Fort Pierce; Arrest-
The Florida Department of Transporta- South Savannah Road to Indian Hills Drive Jonathan Joshua Platts, 29, 5310 NW Ar- ing Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office;
tion (FDOT) announced recently that all (retrofitting trails within Indian Hills Rec- rowhead Terrace, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Loca- Charge(s): Feloy Cocaine possession with
of St. Lucie County’s submitted projects reation area to ECG surface and width stan- tion: 8355 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; Arresting intent to sell, Felony Warrant – Absconding
were included in the state’s selection of dards) Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; supervision, carrying concealed firearm, re-
first-year projects to receive funding under Savannas Preserve State Park Gap – Wal- Charge(s): Felony Robbery by sudden snatch sisting officer without violence, possession
the Shared Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail ton Road to Midway Road (Greenriver Park- without firearm/weapon, felony Burglary of firearm by minor.
program. Statewide, a total of $44,434,543 way at Walton Road to Savannas Preserve of an occupied conveyance, misdemeanor
was awarded to 45 separate projects located State Park and Savannas Recreation Area) Fraud – illegal use of credit card, and misde- Larry James Stephenson, 21, 10257 SW
across 21 counties. St. Lucie County’s Envi- meanor Moving Violation – knowingly driv- Village Pkwy., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location:
ronmental Resources Department manag- “We have a fantastic opportunity to bring ing with a suspended/revoked license. 218 S 2nd St., Fort Pierce; Arresting Agency:
es much of the local trail systems within the this national trail system to our community St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s):
county’s 10,000-acre preserve system and and to link many of existing resources and Christopher Emmanuel Beharie, 20, Warrant – Violation of Probation marijua-
staff has fostered trail links and acquisition trail infrastructure within the county,” ex- 10034 SW Stonegate Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest na possession, reckless driving and driving
programs since the birth of the county’s plained St. Lucie County ERD Director Amy Location: 1820 SW Fountainview Blvd., Port without valid license.
greenway trail vision in the early 1990s. Griffin. “These projects will help us rekin- St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Po-
dle the stalled greenways and trails pro- lice Department; Charge(s): Felony Marijua- Miguel M. Carbonell Perez, 65, Sebring,
St. Lucie County will be partnering with gram and create a backbone for the entire na possession with intent to sell within 1,000 Fla.; Arrest Location: 1490 NW St. Lucie West
the City of Fort Pierce, City of Port St. Luc- 75 miles of greenways and trails through- feet of specified area, felony Use of 2-way Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port
ie, and the Savannas Preserve State Park to out the county.” communication device to facilitate a felony, St. Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): Felo-
allocate grant funds for the following ECG and misdemeanor Marijuana possession ny Warrant arrest – Lewd/Lascivious moles-
trail segments: For more information about the county’s less than 20 grams. tation of victim under 12.
Historic Downtown Fort Pierce Retrofit
– Georgia Avenue to North A1A (connecting environmental preserves contact the St. Lucie
downtown Fort Pierce to North A1A and
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Algorithm method: ‘Calculator’ ID’s heart disease risk
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Dr. Jose the use of the “atherosclerotic car-
[email protected] Rivera. diovascular disease risk calculator”
to determine the likelihood of any-
What’s the best way to avoid the PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE one between the ages of 20 and 59
massive personal and emotional experiencing a coronary crisis over a
traumas – let alone the huge finan- 10 year period.
cial costs – that come with a heart
attack? By combining information about
a patient’s age, sex, blood pressure
Easy – don’t have one. (both systolic and diastolic), levels
That, in a nutshell, is the message of both high-density lipoproteins –
Dr. Jose Rivera, a new cardiologist at HDLs – and low-density lipoproteins
the Sebastian River Medical Center, – LDLs – as well as several other fac-
is trying to get across. tors into what is essentially a math-
And, while not having a myo- ematical equation, doctors are now
cardial infarction – or heart attack able to get remarkably accurate risk
– may seem like painfully obvious projections and recommend preven-
advice, Rivera says a relatively new, tive treatments much earlier than
“evidence-based” algorithm is now was previously possible, according
available to help physicians spot to Rivera.
and treat the most common cause
of these potentially fatal cardiac CAD is the narrowing or blocking
events: coronary artery disease, or of arteries leading to the heart. It is
CAD. caused by the buildup of cholesterol
“The most preventable form of and fatty plaque deposits along the
cardiovascular disease,” Rivera inner walls of those vessels. If that
states flatly, “is coronary artery dis- plaque restricts or blocks the flow of
ease.” And preventing CAD helps blood to the heart, a heart attack can
prevent heart attacks. occur.
Rivera continues by saying that
both the American Heart Associa- The Centers for Disease Control
tion and the American College of says more than 715,000 people in the
Cardiology enthusiastically endorse United States will have a heart attack
this year brought on by CAD – one
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exercise, lipoprotein control, not smok-
For example, in 2010, the National ing, maintaining healthy glucose or Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Business Group on Health estimated the blood sugar levels, along with a healthy
average cost – both direct and indirect – weight as remedies that can be applied NOW ACCEPTING
of a severe heart attack can be well over if CAD is discovered early. Those things, PATIENTS
$750,000. (Direct costs, says NBGH, in- says Rivera, can do more to help patients
clude hospitals, doctors and prescription avoid unplanned trips to the cardiology In Our New
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lost productivity, time away from work,
and skilled post-operative nursing care.) “Statins,” Rivera says, “have been Dr. Katz
shown to decrease your cholesterol by
Meanwhile, in September of this year, more than 30 percent.” Indeed, statins • Undergraduate: Yale University
the National Bureau of Economic Re- have been clinically proven to help re- • Medical School: State University of New York at Stony Brook
search estimated that cardiovascular duce or even eliminate plaque within the • Residency Training: Boston University Hospitals
disease in general and heart attacks in arteries. They are the proverbial apple- • Practice Experience: Over 7 years in private practice in Martin and Palm Beach
particular cost the United States be- a-day-that-keeps-the-cardiac-surgeon- Counties. Over 6,000 cataract operations performed, thousands of laser surgeries.
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PREDIABETES NEED NOT BE A ‘DOOMSDAY’ DIAGNOSIS
BY GABRIELLA BOSTON | Washington Post with complex ones (whole grains, beans “stop you from overeating carbs,” says the muscle cells.
and vegetables), says Rebecca Scritch- Scritchfield, who suggests limited snack- But with exercise, insulin becomes
Almost 90 million Americans have it, field, a registered dietitian. “You want to ing while eating three equal-size meals
but even though the condition can carry get quality carbs with lots of fiber with per day. more sensitive, Stull says, and some stud-
long-term life-threatening consequenc- each meal. Combine that with protein ies show that blood glucose levels fall by
es, they may have no clue. and fat, and you can avoid spikes in your Game-changer: Exercise as much as 15 percent or more after aer-
blood sugar,” Scritchfield says. Because sugar is the No. 1 fuel that obic exercise.
What is it? muscles use for movement, exercise helps
Prediabetes – which, in up to 30 per- Still, she doesn’t suggest that you cut lower blood sugar. What kind of exercise is the most effec-
cent of cases, can lead to full-blown Type out fruit because it’s relatively high in “The big, overarching thing about ex- tive, and how much of it should we be do-
2 diabetes within five years, according to sugar. “I recommend sticking to one to ercise is that it is one of the most efficient ing? “Both aerobic and resistance train-
the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- three servings of fruit per day,” she says. ways to reduce insulin resistance [and ing are valuable,” Stull says.
vention . lower blood glucose levels],” says Kyle
But don’t give up, not so fast. Fruit juices, though, should be avoid- Stull, a master instructor for the National “The main thing is to do something,”
“It’s not a doomsday message, and it ed. They lack fiber and are high in sugar, Academy of Sports Medicine. Stull says. “Time is the biggest obstacle.
doesn’t mean you have to turn your whole a combination that often creates blood Insulin is a hormone created in the But if you can just do 10 to 20 minutes, it
world upside down because you’re predi- sugar spikes. pancreas that helps deliver sugar (from will make a difference.”
abetic,” says Renu Mansukhani, a doctor food) to the muscle cells (for movement).
at the National Center for Weight and Along with complex carbs such as veg- When insulin is resistant, it is less ef- Game-changer: Sustainable lifestyle
Wellness in Washington. etables (which should take up half your fective in getting the sugar – the fuel – to What if you make all these positive
“Even just small lifestyle changes can plate), your meal should have protein and changes and your blood glucose level still
make a big difference,” Mansukhani says. fat, which will help you feel satiated and isn’t going down – and maybe it even goes
We’ve asked experts in the field what up over time?
you – if you are in this pretty common “It’s not your fault,” Mansukhani says.
prediabetic category – can do through “We know there is a group that doesn’t re-
lifestyle changes to significantly reduce spond. In their case, medication might be
your risk of developing diabetes. necessary.” Some patients even undergo
weight-loss surgery to help deal with their
Game-changer: Balanced meals increased risk, she says.
The idea is to eventually replace at Bear in mind that incremental lifestyle
least some simple carbohydrates (such as changes that encourage less stress, more
processed foods, fruit and milk products) sleep, healthier eating and more exercise
have benefits beyond diabetes preven-
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Bonz enlightened by Frank the Guide Dog
Service humans: I’m on the us by our names. Only our
lookout every single second,
Hi Dog Buddies! so I’ve gotta be focused and Official Human can use that.
let nothing distract me.”
I had the most amazing interviewee this So they’d say sternly, ‘Jenni-
week: a pooch who’s dedicated his entire life “When did you decide to
to service, in the most highly trained level of be a Guide Dog?” I inquired. fer, sit your Poodle!’ ’Jennifer,
Service Dogs. Frank Cleveland is a Standard
Poodle and a fully trained Guide Dog for the “Akshully, Bonzo, I didn’t down your Poodle!’ Akshully,
Blind. He lives with his Mom and step-sister ‘decide.’ I was bred for the
(a senior-citizen Dachshund). program. I was born on Bonzo, Frank’s not my real
Christmas Day, which I per-
When my Assistant knocked, there was sonally think was A Sign of name. My real name’s a Se-
lotsa barking, then Frank trotted out to what my destiny would be.”
the front porch, followed by his Mom. He cret between me and Mom.”
shushed soon as she told him we were “Dog!” I said.
OK. Following the Wag-and-Sniff, he said, “I KNOW! Right? My “Shut the Doghouse
“Please come in. This is my Mom, Jenni- school, Pilot Dog, is in Co-
fer, and my step-sister, Scarlet. Let’s go sit lumbus, Ohio. I went straight Door!”
down.” from my breeder to my first
trainer (aka Puppy Walker) The-Pooch-Known-As-
“So happy to meet you,” I said in my Se- when I was only 8 weeks old.
rious Journalist Voice, because Guide Dogs We went EVERYwhere to- Frank continued, “Then
are All Business when they’re working. “I gether: I got socialized with
know you’re in an elite group. I’m eager to humans, learned obedience. came the Big Test. After tons
learn all about it.” She tested me to see if I was
aggressive, or a ’fraidy cat. of preparation, me and Mom
“Yes we are,” Frank said, “but it’s OK to Through the whole program,
relax, cuz, here at home, I can be pretty the trainers learn our strengths and weak- had to leave the School,
much a plain ol’ dog. ’Course, I help Mom nesses and always look for reasons to fail
if I need to, but mostly it’s Out In The World us.” catch a bus, go downtown,
where things get Serious. It’s sorta like Secret “Woof! That’s harsh!” I commented.
“That’s the point! Sixty to 80 percent of buy something at CVS, get
on the bus and come back
to the school. Mom had to
learn to trust me completely.
And WE DID IT! TOGETHER!
Frank the Guide Dog. We graduated and I became
officially Mom’s Dog! When
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE we flew home, I sat at Mom’s
feet. My life as a Guide Dog
pups who start the program don’t make it. had begun!”
I mean, think about it. We’re protecting the “What’s life like now?”
life of someone who’s blind, out in the dan- “I’m happiest when I put on my special
gerous world. While we’re learning, we wear harness and go to work. But sometimes hu-
vests that say Guide Dog in Training. The mans don’t understand they can’t pat me or
trainers don’t let humans or dogs get too let their dogs too close. Sometimes, they’re
close. They want us to feel safe so we’ll be even mean. One time Mom hadda call the
able to concentrate on keeping our human police cuz a restaurant guy didn’t believe
safe. The Rules are Very Strict. We aren’t al- Mom was blind. He said, ‘She doesn’t look
lowed to play with balls or play tug-of-war blind.’ What does that even MEAN? I was
or have squeaky toys. Even though we’re mad but I kept my cool.
trained to obey our Human, we also learn “But we also have fun adventures, ’spe-
something called Intelligent Disobedience; cially traveling. My favorite country’s Ger-
like if she tells me to go somewhere and I many. The people really respect my space
see it’s dangerous, like an obstruction on the and my work. Prague’s great, too! We visited
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She hadda bring letters from her doctors, “Organizations of humans like the Center
plus five recommendations, saying she was a for the Visually Impaired make it possible
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instinctively liked her, so I took a breath and
came right up to her. She gave me lots of Till next time,
pats, and I realized she was the human I was The Bonz
gonna protect for the Rest of My Life. Mom
cried. It was real emotional.”
Talk about emotional! I wiped my eyes
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer door that could house a plane or two, an community,” she said. “It’s modern trans- live oaks, which the owner planted when
[email protected] RV or a car collection. portation with absolute nature. There are he and his wife designed the home. Screen
sand hill cranes and deer and people fly to doors open to a little patio and then to
The streets have names like Piper Mary Ninesling, the Lang Realty agent work in Lauderdale. It’s really cool, when wood doors. You enter the house by step-
Cub, Lear and Grumman in the Treasure for the house, said that the community you think about it.” ping into a stone tile foyer. In front of you
Coast Airpark. The community main- itself is a selling point. “The great thing is a living room that’s 25-x-26 and an ad-
tains a 4,000-foot, lighted turf runway about Treasure Coast Airpark is it’s a quiet The house is surrounded by palms and joining 14-x-12 dining room, both of which
for those of the residents who have their have wood floors. The living room has a
own planes, although all residents don’t Is your Hair Spooking you? built-in wooden cabinet and a working gas
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and privacy, with wetlands surrounding and salt water heated pool. The kitchen,
them that will never be built on. Still, right next door to the dining room, was
the house at 12454 Piper Cub Terrace has custom-designed by the lady of the house
room for everything you could dream and faces outside because she wanted to
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vember 2014 for $479,000, the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 6,628-square-foot house fetched $392,700
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Coming Up! FOR STAGE FANS, A ‘GATHERING’ AT THE BARN
TIMELESS TUNES: Carol Farley, Steve Cohen,
JUDY COLLINS AT and Tom Farley perform in
THE KING CENTER ‘A Nice Family Gathering,’
to be presented at the Barn
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer
[email protected] Theatre starting Nov. 4.
1 It may seem last minute PHOTOS COURTESY BARN THEATRE
for such a huge star, but
there were plenty of seats left at BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent deen family, featured in “A Nice Family Gath- when he died suddenly of a heart attack, he
press time for tonight’s concert [email protected] ering” by Philip Olson, which will be present- realized (posthumously) he had never told
of 1970s folk icon Judy Collins at ed by the Barn Theatre Nov. 4-20. her he loved her. His ghost decides to remedy
Melbourne’s King Center. For many families, the term “nice family the situation by returning home and getting
At 77, Collins has the stamina of gathering” is an oxymoron. Get the clan to- The family gathers for Thanksgiving, one of his sons, the only one who can see him,
a presidential candidate, keeping gether and mayhem may ensue, especially if months after the death of the father. He and
up a rigorous concert schedule it’s a holiday. Such is the case with the Lun- his wife had been married for 35 years, but CONTINUED ON PAGE B3
that has her moving on to an eight-
night booking at Café Carlyle in
New York in a couple of weeks
with four concerts in Illinois in
between. It was after another con-
troversial election 47 years ago
that she took the witness stand
in support of the Chicago 7 and
burst into her hit song, “Where
Have All the Flowers Gone?”
Collins supported the Marxist
ideals of the Yippie movement
and was friends with Abbie Hoff-
man and Jerry Rubin, who were
charged with inciting violence at
the 1968 Democratic Convention
Still an activist, Collins’ causes
are more mainstream today – she
campaigns against land mines
CONTINUED ON PAGE B3
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ART MUSEUM CURATOR HEADING FOR THE HILLS
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Correspondent “I figured the search committee members Jay Williams. It was when he announced his retirement
[email protected] would be sitting around some table and I’d plans to Gedeon in the spring that Williams
just set up my laptop,” he says. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN learned she too was planning to retire.
In his five years as curator, Jay Williams
has quietly served up some spectacular art Instead Williams was escorted to the upon a year or two earlier for a show of that “We agreed to try to coordinate things to
at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. That’s how Leonhardt Auditorium where he found “a artist’s work at Nashville’s Parthenon. the point where I said I’d stay through the
he views his role at the museum, looking whole crowd” waiting for him. end of the year.”
back as he prepares for retirement with his “It was fine,” he says. “Wind me up and I
wife to a little cabin in the North Carolina “They’d invited all the docents and a talk about art.” But then Williams and his wife Penny
mountains sometime before the snows set- bunch of board members. I was like, ‘Wow talked to the movers who would be bringing
tle in. – I’ve got an audience for this!’” he recalls. Apparently, the committee liked not only their belongings up to their new home, lo-
Williams’ aptitude for electronic show-and- cated at the end of a two-mile gravel road in
“I think of myself as being a really lucky His talk was about American artist El- tells, but also his unflappable knack for the mountains of North Carolina. The mov-
waiter in a good restaurant, who gets to liott Daingerfield, a subject he’d discoursed speaking about art to a range of listeners. ers said their cabin might be inaccessible
serve really good food, and it’s so much fun That was more than five years ago, and Wil- to the moving van in January, and Williams
to see people enjoying eating it,” says the ev- liams has given plenty of power points since realized he had to leave the museum by the
er-modest Williams. then. end of October to be in the cabin by Thanks-
The impact of the impending retirement
of Lucinda Gedeon as CEO and executive The search has not yet begun for a new
director, announced in the spring, is being curator, but Williams will be in email con-
compounded by the just-announced retire- tact with the museum exhibition committee
ment of Williams, the museum’s curator and for another month. That’s because he is in
Gedeon’s right-hand man. the process of making proposals for future
shows to committee members, who may not
Williams’ Oct. 28 departure leaves incom- all be back in Vero before he departs.
ing CEO Brady Roberts to name a new cu-
rator, whose role will include helping select The major shows have already been
and budget for exhibitions, adding to the planned through the summer of 2018.
permanent collection, and writing and re-
searching exhibit labels and catalogues. “There isn’t going to be any hiccup be-
tween now and a year from now,” Williams
Williams still remembers the interview says with assurance.
process that started him on his career here.
He was asked to give a power-point talk as “By that time the new curator will be on
part of the selection process. board and the shows for the smaller galleries
will be filled with no problem. Most curators
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have a wish list of exhibitions they’d like to ‘A FAMILY GATHERING’ “As the play goes on, the kids have unre- COMING UP
do,” he says with a smile. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 solved issues with their dad,” Beckstead said.
“He never spent time with them. He spent CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
In his mountaintop existence, Williams to pass along the message. time making money and not spending it.
does not expect to give up the curatorial life Francine Beckstead, the Barn Theatre’s They come to realize that dad was looking and supports charities like UNICEF.
completely. out for the future and that was how he was
president, is directing the production. She raised. You see a whole other side of the peo- 2 It’s been a year since the great film
“I’m not going to be punching a clock, but said the humor comes from the family in- ple as time goes on.” composer James Horner was killed
I’m going to have a few projects to do,” he teractions. “Mom is pretty wacky,” she said. in the crash of his single-engine plane; at
says. “I’m not sure if she was always wacky or if Humor is provided by Jill, a daughter-in- age 61 he surely had much music still to
it’s growing, with dad’s death or dementia. law who’s French and on hormone pills. write. Next weekend, Space Coast Sym-
That includes writing some bios for a col- Everyone is concerned. She’s doing strange phony offers up a concert of his best
lection catalog to be published by the Morris “She cries and laughs at the drop of a scores, including “Titanic,” “Braveheart,”
Museum of Art in Augusta, where Williams things. I have a gut feeling she was always an hat,” Beckstead said. “They don’t think much “A Beautiful Mind,” “Aliens” and “Apollo
was the curator from 2004 to 2008. He has oddball. There are three children and none about daughter Stacy, and then she drops a 13.” Conductor Aaron Collins, who adores
also been contacted by a South Carolina art- of them get along. They come in and don’t bombshell on all of them.” movie music, will be screening movie
ist who wants Williams to catalog and write have anything to say to each other. Everyone clips as a backdrop, which makes this a
about his work. Williams knows many artists ignores Stacy, the daughter. As the play gets The cast includes Carol and Tom Farley, great concert for kids, too. (The music
in the region from the nine years he worked on, dad is trying to get the one son who can Steve Cohen, David Tanner, Ellie Nicholas, from “Avatar” and “Willow” is also on the
as chief curator at the McKissick Museum in see him to communicate that he loves (his Nadine Edery and Joe Moore. “It’s an abso- program.) Concerts take place Saturday,
Columbia. wife) because he never told her so.” lutely fantastic cast,” Beckstead said. “They Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Melbourne’s Scott
are wonderful and I am so blessed.” Center for the Performing Arts at Holy
What he will miss is the camaraderie he Beckstead said that the Lundeens of Min- Trinity Church, and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3
has enjoyed working at museums through- nesota are a pretty uptight, old-fashioned, As for whether the ghost succeeds in get- p.m. at the Vero Beach High School Per-
out the South. From the sound of it, he has non-demonstrative kind of family. ting a message to mom, Beckstead said that forming Arts Center.
especially enjoyed his tenure at the Vero people would have to come to see the show.
museum. “I think this museum is in as good 3 For the fifth year, McKee Botanical
a shape as any place I’ve ever worked,” he “At the end you’ll cry because there’s Gardens in Vero Beach is hosting a
says. “Everybody works well together. It’s a laughter and tears,” she said. “Mom invites nature-themed book club starting Nov. 17
real professional team.” an old friend to join them for Thanksgiving – so you have time to read the first selec-
dinner as her date and dad doesn’t like it. tion, Marie Winn’s “Red Tails in Love.”
He also praises the museum’s secure foot- The bottom line is that the whole family dis- Also at the Gardens, back by popular de-
ing in the community. covers insights about themselves, the family mand they say, another “Nature Connects”
resolves a lot of conflicts and it brings the Lego exhibition opens Nov. 5 with 13 of art-
“There is real grass roots support here family together.” ist Sean Kenney’s massive Lego sculptures
spread out among so many individuals and installed in the gardens through May.
that gives this museum stability,” he says. “A Nice Family Gathering” by Philip Olson
will be presented at the Barn Theatre, 2400 E.
The generosity of the museum’s support- Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Nov. 4-20. Tickets are $25.
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Note the Youth Symphony’s schedule
The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is com. Tickets for the Eissey Campus Theatre
opening its 29th year of concerts with the are $15 through the box office by calling
popular classical music selections of the 561-207-5900. The website for the Treasure
four Bs – Beethoven, Bach, Brahms and Coast Youth Symphony is http://www.trea-
Berlioz – kicking off performances in Vero surecoastyouthsymphony.com.
Beach, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens.
The music presentations For the second year, the Academy Or-
are Beethoven’s Overture chestra, the organization’s
to Egmont Op. 84, Bach’s mentoring orchestra con-
Air on a G String, Brahms ducted by Thomas Servin-
Academic Festival Over- sky, and McCartney Ma-
ture, Op 80, Beethoven’s nia, the Treasure Coast’s
Symphony No. 7, Fourth very popular Beatles trib-
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Toccata in Fugue in D Mi- a “Tribute to the Music of
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The first concert is on 8 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the
Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wax- Lyric Theatre. Early ticket
lax Center for the Perform- purchases are suggested
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School on A1A in Vero cert earlier this year.
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DiMaggio chairman 38 Decorated with Anthony
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IN WHICH SUIT DO YOU TRY FOR GAME? J 10 9 7
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist K85
Greg Norman said, “Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them K94
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When trying to get to game in a major after partner has raised your one-of-a-major
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have six losers. Also, if you rebid three of a minor, you may do that with only a three- 64
card suit because it is forcing to three of your major. AJ74 5
In this week’s deal, note that South’s hand has six losers: one heart, two diamonds J 10 8 3 Q 10 9 3 2
and three clubs. When opener has a choice of suits, he should, strange as it sounds,
bid his weaker minor. Here, South should rebid three clubs. Opposite that, North has 10 8 6 3
the worst possible club holding: three low. So he signs off in three spades.
West leads the club jack. East takes three tricks in the suit, then exits safely with a
spade. How should South proceed after drawing trumps? SOUTH
Declarer can afford only one more loser. His two main chances to get home are the AKQ832
heart ace with West or the diamond queen with East. Which should he try first?
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