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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-08-10 00:50:53

08/11/2017 ISSUE 32

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MY TAKE: OPERATION SAFE FOR VERO ELECTRIC SALE 10
STREETS IS NECESSARY

Changes needed in SOUTH FLORIDA FRAUD SCHEME COMES TO VERO
how School Board
gets info on budget By Beth Walton | Staff Writer

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer Vero convenience and check cashing store, which detectives say man left with Corona box filled with $143,000. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD In the early morning hours
[email protected] one Saturday in June, detectives
watched as Erick Alberto Gonza-
Indian River County School lez Rosario left a Vero Beach con-
Board member Laura Zorc thinks venience and check-cashing store
the school district budget pro- on U.S. 1 near Wabasso carrying a
cess should be much more trans- Corona box. It didn’t contain Mex-
parent, but she did not get much ican beer.
backing from her fellow mem-
bers. When the detectives pulled over
Rosario’s car a few minutes later,
“We’re voting blind” on the police discovered the Corona box
nearly $280 million budget, Zorc was stuffed with $143,000 in cash
said. Some $120 million of the – just-laundered money, they say,
budget comes from local proper- that was partial proceeds from a
ty taxes. multimillion-dollar workers’ comp
and insurance fraud scheme.
Superintendent Mark Rendell
conducted four workshops on Rosario, 33, was arrested and is
the budget, but Zorc said they now in the Indian River County jail
“were so rushed there was no with his bond set at $300,000. He
time for suggestions.” She not- is charged with multiple counts
ed that department heads did of fraud and money laundering.
not give reports on how and why An associate, Maynor Hernandez,
money for their departments is to 29, was arrested later and faces
be spent.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
Zorc said she met weekly with
Assistant Superintendent of Fi- Sale of marine lab property has potential to be win-win Executive turnstile
nances Carter Morrison to try to spins once again at
fill in gaps and learn what she By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer IR Medical Center
[email protected]
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer

INSIDE The County Commission has For the fourth time in as
many years, Indian River Medi-
submitted a proposal to pur- cal Center is in the market for a
chief operating officer.
NEWS 1-12 PETS 18 chase the defunct Florida Insti-
DINING B6 Camie Patterson’s resigna-
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12 tute of Technology Vero Marine tion was officially announced
CALENDAR B15 last Thursday. She spent just 13
REAL ESTATE 19 Lab property to expand Track- months in the position.
B1
ARTS After Cindy Vanek resigned in
August 2013, her successor, Dan
ing Station Beach Park, but the Janicak, was ousted a month
after doubling his workload by
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 parcel and an adjacent sliver of adding COO duties to his role as
For circulation or where to pick up Chief Financial Officer.
your issue call: 772-226-7925 valuable oceanfront land the
CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
county already owns might end

up being part of a bigger deal.

In addition to more parking,

grills, pavilions, playground Looking north: The FIT Marine Lab property adjacent to Tracking Station Beach Park.

equipment and direct access for

emergency vehicles, the county’s proposal includes There were no details about who would oper-

the idea of public outreach and environmental ed- ate or staff this facility, which would “display and

ucation, “similar to the previous Florida Institute of exhibit educational materials and other resources

© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. Technology use for the Marine Laboratory property.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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‘OPERATION SAFE STREETS’ NECESSARY
MY IN COUNTY DESPITE MIXED REVIEWS
TAKE

By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer “We cannot accept this violence one day and confiscate illegal drugs and firearms. ports of shots fired from June 1 through
[email protected] more.” Thus far, Loar’s efforts have not pro- July 31.”

The late, great author Thomas Wolfe Nor can we, here in Indian River duced Chambliss’ killer, but, from Feb. 20 It was in March, however, that an ex-
was right: You can’t go home again. County, my home for most of the past 15 through the end of last week, they have change of gunfire between the sheriff’s
½ years. resulted in 118 arrests on felony and/or SWAT team and a suspected drug deal-
When I visited family and friend up misdemeanor charges, stemming mostly er left an innocent, 21-year-old woman
north last month, I didn’t even try – but It was shortly after an off-duty depu- from illegal drugs and guns but also from dead.
not for any of the reasons Wolfe wrote ty, Garry Chambliss, was fatally struck outstanding warrants.
about in his highly acclaimed, posthu- by a stray bullet while standing outside a In an ironic twist, Loar said that par-
mously released novel. house in Gifford in February that Sheriff Drugs – particularly cocaine, marijua- ticular mission wasn’t directly related
Deryl Loar vowed a crackdown on crime na and pills – have been seized, along to “Operation Safe Streets.” Yet, because
I can’t go home again because the in that community. with six firearms. Many of the arrests of Alteria Woods’ death and the media
“Wonder Years”-like, suburban com- were made during traffic stops. During attention it attracted, that episode has
munity in which I grew up in the 1960s “Indian River County has experi- some of the stops, only citations were become the face of the crackdown – es-
and ‘70s now exists only in my memo- enced too much violence,” Loar said in issued. pecially to those who believe her death
ries – nostalgic images of a special place a news conference held three days after resulted from overzealous policing.
that bears no resemblance to today’s the Chambliss shooting, adding, “I can “It was kind of a blitz,” Loar said of
crime-ridden, drug-infested, cops-ver- assure you that the patrol efforts will be the crackdown, which included the use “Some members of the community
sus-thugs war zone. stepped up in this community. Enough of extra patrols by deputies in marked have made it the face of the operation,”
is enough. ... It’s my pledge to make sure cars, detectives in unmarked cars and Loar said. “But the operation was going
Maybe you’ve read about it. that the streets of Gifford will be safe K-9 units. to continue, regardless of that incident,
Just two weeks ago, in fact, President again.” and it’s still ongoing, though we have
Donald Trump traveled to my childhood And, for the most part, the operation backed off a bit for manpower reasons.
hometown – Brentwood, N.Y. – to con- Armed with public outrage over the in Gifford, which Loar described as our
demn the brutality and barbarism of the veteran deputy’s senseless death and “busiest zone for criminal activity,” has “You’re going to see it continue in
MS-13 gangs, and promise increased the support of Gifford community lead- been a success. some form, not only in Gifford but wher-
federal support to help local police com- ers, Loar then launched “Operation Safe ever we see a need for increased patrols.”
bat these domestic terrorists. Streets,” an initiative to round up at- “We’re still dealing with about three
Speaking in an auditorium filled with large felons, people named in outstand- shootings a week, either observed by For the record: A grand jury last month
law enforcement officers, Trump said, ing warrants and other local scofflaws, deputies or called in by members of the exonerated the SWAT team members
community,” Loar said. “We had 59 re- who fired their weapons during the

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March 19 drug raid in which Woods was wake of Woods’ death have eased since heart behind this badge.” Asked last week about the increased
killed. the grand jury report, but he’s still work- While Loar’s crackdown has taken danger as a result of “Operation Safe
ing to “heal the community” and “bridge Streets,” Loar said his deputies have
Loar said he hoped the grand jury’s the gap” between residents and law en- drugs, criminals and a few guns off the become “more cognizant” of their sur-
findings would satisfy those who ques- forcement. streets, it also has made his deputies’ roundings because “the bad guys are
tioned the SWAT team’s tactics, but he jobs more dangerous. fighting back more.”
knows some will continue to believe the To that end, Floyd said the Sheriff’s Of-
officers were too eager to shoot. fice is planning to offer a “citizen’s acad- Two weeks ago, while two deputies Still, Loar believes he’s doing what’s
emy” at which community members can conducted a traffic stop in Gifford, an necessary, what’s right and what the
And just so you know: Loar said he be educated about law enforcement and unidentified bystander fired two shots at good people of Gifford want him to do.
and his command team were discussing various aspects of the deputy’s job. them. The gunman has not been found,
a crackdown in Gifford before the Cham- and Loar described the incident as an “We’ve slowed down the criminal ac-
bliss shooting because the Sheriff’s Of- “We’re hoping to get started within a “ambush-style shooting,” though the tivity, and we’ll continue to do so,” he
fice had noticed “criminal activity reach- month or so,” Floyd said. deputies weren’t hit. said.
ing a pretty high crescendo” in that area.
“We’ve been reaching out to the com- “This year has been exceedingly dan- “There’s still work to do out there.
“Nobody will believe that, but even munity. This is a chance for the commu- gerous for our local law enforcement,” We’re not going to let the people down.”
if Deputy Chambliss hadn’t been shot, nity to reach back and learn about what Loar said in a statement after the inci-
we still would’ve had Operation Safe we do. People need to know there’s a dent. He can’t let the bad guys win.
Streets,” Loar said. I’ve seen what happens when they do. 

“After the shooting, however, there
was an outcry from the community to do
something right away.”

During Loar’s Feb. 20 news confer-
ence, Tony Brown, president of the lo-
cal NAACP chapter, echoed the sher-
iff’s “enough is enough” sentiment and
backed the promised crackdown on
crime – especially violent crime – in Gif-
ford.

“Our community is in crisis,” Brown
said then. “He has the prescription ... I
trust him, and I know that he’s going to
do the right thing.”

Six months later, Brown said he still
trusts Loar and supports the crackdown,
though he has heard reports of incidents
in which “overzealous” deputies were
unnecessarily harsh in handling stops.

“I’ve seen some good and I’ve seen
some bad,” Brown said. “I’ve heard some
good comments and I’ve heard some bad
comments. I’ve received good reports
and bad. Most of the time, it depends on
who’s telling the story.

“But something needed to be done,”
he continued. “Things were getting out
of hand and we needed to try something.
Sometimes, you try things and it’s not
perfect. Mistakes are made, and you can’t
always put it on the sheriff. There are lev-
els beneath him.

“It’s one of those damned-if-you-do,
damned-if-you-don’t situations, and
you have to look at it in its entirety,” he
added. “We, as a community, also have
to do some introspection. We have some
issues.”

Veteran deputy Teddy Floyd, the sher-
iff’s community outreach and crime pre-
vention specialist, said an overwhelming
majority of Gifford residents support
“Operation Safe Streets” and want to live
in a safe, crime-free community.

“I’d say 90 percent really like what
we’re doing,” Floyd said. “The 10 percent
who don’t are mostly the ones doing the
bad stuff. Unfortunately, you never hear
from the people who aren’t complaining.

“There are certain elements within
the community who don’t want the law,
or they think they should get to decide
when the law is applied,” he added.
“That’s not going to happen. We’ve got to
protect the community.”

Floyd said tensions created in the

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SOUTH FLORIDA FRAUD SCHEME tion industry. Typically, the fraudulent policy will cover into cash, pays the workers, and provides
Detectives allege the $143,000 they a small number of laborers doing low-risk the contractors with “proof” of liability in-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 work, even though the shell company may surance and workers’ comp to show when
found in the Corona box was obtained ille- have no employees actually performing they are bidding a project.
similar charges, in addition to allegations gally through a shell business established construction work.
of racketeering. to defraud workers’ compensation insur- Because these subcontractors are not
ance providers and conceal illicit funds. Because a certificate of workers’ compen- paying workers comp and liability insur-
Both men have pled “not guilty” and re- sation coverage in Florida does not include ance, they are able to win jobs by submit-
quested a jury trial. They face maximum In an affidavit to the court, Robert the names of workers insured, unscrupu- ting much lower bids than legitimate sub-
penalties of 30 years if convicted. The men Wolfkill, a detective with the Florida De- lous subcontractors make it appear their contractors.
will be tried at the Indian River County partment of Financial Services, explains employees are working for the shell compa-
Courthouse but no trial date has been set. the scheme. ny and so are insured. Similar schemes have successfully been
identified and dismantled in Miami-Dade,
Authorities believe the men’s activities are A shell company – a registered business These subcontractors, who are actu- Broward, Palm Beach, Lee and Orange
evidence that a popular South Florida fraud that has no significant assets or opera- ally paving a road or building a shopping counties, Wolfkill tells the court.
and money laundering racket has now made tions – is established for the sole purpose center, funnel millions of dollars in checks
its way to the Treasure Coast – a scheme that of acquiring minimal workers’ compensa- for the employees they are “renting” to the The investigation in Indian River Coun-
exposes the dark underbelly of the construc- tion and employer’s liability insurance, he shell company, which turns the checks ty was triggered in March when detectives
writes. checked on the amount of money flowing
through Vero check cashing stores by query-
ing a state database.

Money service businesses, such as check
cashing stores, are often used to transfer
funds from subcontractors to shell com-
panies to avoid detection, and these busi-
nesses are required to report their transac-
tions to the state.

Wolfkill was probing the work of a Bro-
ward County contractor known to rent
labor from shell companies in order to
launder money and commit workers’
compensation fraud, the affidavit states.
He worked alongside a detective with the
Broward County Sheriff’s Office Strategic
Investigations Money Laundering Task
Force.

The contractor is not named in court
documents, but one of the contractor’s
payees, EAR Construction Services Cor-
poration, had cashed some $2.6 million in
checks over the course of four months at
One Stop Shop, a business that provides
check-cashing services at 8108 U.S. 1 in
Wabasso.

The amount far exceeded the payroll
that would have been anticipated based on
its workers’ compensation policy, which
named just one worker, the affidavit states.

Further investigation showed EAR Con-
struction Services, a business registered to
Rosario in October 2016 at a Port St. Lucie
residential address, received a total of $5.5
million from similar check-cashing stores
in less than eight months.

Had the insurance company based EAR
Construction Services’ premium on a pay-
roll of $5.5 million, a policy would have
cost around $888,360, the affidavit states.
Instead, since only one employee was list-
ed on the policy, Rosario was billed just
under $4,800.

EAR Construction Services was estab-
lished by Rosario in October 2016, accord-
ing to the affidavit. The business address
listed is a single-family home on southwest
Citation Avenue in Port St. Lucie.

Rosario told detectives that Hernandez
helped him incorporate the business and
obtain the insurance policy, the affidavit
states. He said Hernandez paid him $1,500
a week to cash checks.

“He advised his company is not a real
company, they have no office, no employ-
ees and conduct no real work,” Wolfkill
writes.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6



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Add beauty and SOUTH FLORIDA FRAUD SCHEME would not talk about the specifics, citing
natural light to your obligations to the Florida State Bar.
EXISTING entryway CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
“There are two sets of victims in work-
in about an hour! Rosario is a multi-state criminal of- ers’ compensation fraud,” Evans said. “The
fender with numerous convictions and an most immediate ones and the ones that
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding outstanding arrest warrant from the Port complain are the insurance companies.
for every style Glass Doors St. Lucie Police Department, the affidavit They don’t want to be paying out on claims
and budget notes. where they never took a premium on the
• Framed / worker.”
• Customize to Frameless Hernandez, of Pompano Beach, is part
your style Shower Units of family that also has a checkered past, But Evans said workers too are victims.
the detectives said. The Broward County Many times, laborers employed by
• Impact Glass • Etching Money Laundering Task Force has identi- scamming subcontractors are undocu-
fied and arrested “multiple members of a mented immigrants in the country illegally
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & criminal network” involving the Hernan- who may be pressured to not report inju-
Exterior Doors Fusion Hardware dez family, the affidavit states. Previous in- ries by the threat of exposure. In cases of
vestigations show its members established insurance fraud, a worker who does report
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps at least three construction shell compa- his injury may not actually be covered.
Doors nies since 2014 to launder money through The State Attorney’s Office routinely
workers’ compensation fraud. handles insurance fraud cases, ranging
from disability payouts to automobile ac-
Hernandez confessed to assisting with cidents, Evans said. “Cases involving fake
the opening and operations of EAR Con- corporations are more sophisticated and
struction Services through Rosario, ac- rare.”
cording to the court records. He said he Hernandez’s bond is set at $400,000. He
obtained insurance with the help of a has retained the legal counsel of Michael
co-conspirator and that he charges 6 per- Ohle, a private defense attorney with offic-
cent of payroll to “rent” the policy, the af- es in Fort Pierce. Ohle did not respond to a
fidavit notes. request for comment.
Rosario’s bond is set at $300,000. He is be-
He told detectives that he moved his op- ing represented by a public defender.
erations from Miami-Dade and Broward His lawyer, Dorothy Naumann, said
counties to Indian River because it is “qui- shortly after his arrest that she had spoken
et” here, meaning the scam is not as well- to his mother and met with Rosario in jail.
known as in South Florida. He was respectful, friendly, quiet, she said.
“They seem like good people. He’s pre-
Lev Evans, assistant state attorney for sumed innocent.” 
the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, is one of the
prosecutors gearing up to try the case. He

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Hopes rising over outlook for Vero Electric sale SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer unforeseen at this time,” Brunjes said. Vero with up to $30 million in working CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
[email protected] “First is the execution of the Purchase cash after debts, liabilities and exit pen-
alties are paid to the FMPA and Orlando could, but said the meetings were mainly
A series of meetings over the past two and Sale agreement. Our goal for this is Utilities Commission. an exercise in frustration.
weeks, including one executive-level early September.
session in Orlando involving the Flor- That deal hit a snag this summer “If I wanted more detail, Mr. Morrison
ida Municipal Power Agency, have im- Second are the regulatory approvals: when OUC notified the city that it in- said (he would have to ) ask Dr. Rendell
proved the chances of closing a sale of Florida Public Service Commission and tended to invoke the larger $50 million if I can ask him (Morrison) that question.
Vero Electric to Florida Power & Light. the Federal Energy Regulatory Commis- exit penalty in Vero’s wholesale elec- Then I would have to wait three weeks to
sion. Assuming the contract is signed in tric contract, instead of the $20 million get the information. It’s very unproduc-
According to Vero Beach City Man- September, we will make these filings penalty that Vero and FPL’s lawyers had tive. By the time I get it, I haven’t had time
ager Jim O’Connor, the city may even before the end of the year,” she said. banked on. to look at it [before meetings where the
wind up avoiding costly litigation over budget is discussed or voted on]. It should
the disputed $50 million exit penalty The final piece of the puzzle, and pos- Vero gave OUC notice that it wanted not be this difficult, especially if we’re
demanded by Orlando Utilities Com- sibly the most elusive, would be Vero’s to begin pre-trial mediation proceed- elected officials.”
mission. exit from its long-term entanglements ings on the dispute.
with FMPA, the state electric co-op – Instead of depending on Morrison to try
“Based on recent conversations, I ties that it will take at least $108 million “A mediator has not been selected get information about how money is being
think a solution is achievable without to sever. yet due to discussions to work out the spent, Zorc asked that department heads
court,” O’Connor said. issue without court,” O’Connor said last give presentations to the School Board
“Lastly, and certainly not least, are week. next year, which is the way the County
He confirmed that a productive the necessary approvals from 19 FMPA Commission vets its budget.
meeting took place on July 25 involv- cities. FMPA is working closely with us Should a full sale of the system not be
ing the city, FPL and FMPA, and added, and with Vero and we are so pleased possible, FPL and the city have stated “I think it would be very enlightening,”
“Bottom line we feel that positive prog- about this,” Brunjes said. that they would revert back to previ- agreed School Board Chairperson Charles
ress is being made to close the deal by ous plans to sell just the Vero Electric Searcy said.
the fourth quarter of 2018.” FPL and Vero first talked about the customers in the Town of Indian River
possibility of a utility sale after the 2009 Shores for $30 million. After protesting that each department
FPL Regional Manager for External city council election. By 2011 parties went through a “zero-based-budget pro-
Affairs Amy Brunjes said last Friday that were working from a formal offer and Brunjes was set to brief the Vero cess,” examining each line item, Rendell
FPL expects a formal sale and purchase hopes were high about closing the deal. Beach City Council Tuesday on devel- conceded, “We can alter the process in
agreement to be executed next month. opments, and said the parties intended the future so there is more board involve-
“We are optimistic about closing the full But negotiations have been stalled to work right up to that presentation to ment.”
sale in late 2018 pending three key mile- since the spring of 2013, only springing bring Vero officials the absolute latest
stones and barring any issues that are back to life in the past six months with a and most accurate information.  School Board Member Dale Simchick
new, $185 million offer that would leave disagreed with Zorc’s contention that
the School Board was voting blind. “You
can’t say blanketly we are voting blindly,”
Simchick said. “It’s you who are uncom-

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fortable. Micro-managing is something a Board attorneys get about $160,000, she Your Plumbing and
board member can do . . .” she said, not said. Water Heater Experts
completing the sentence.
Simchick and School Board Vice Chair-
Zorc, who previously worked in foren- person Shawn Frost said other school
sic accounting, said she “tried to audit” boards claim in-house attorneys do infe-
particular line items, such as the catego- rior work, and that it was too late to look
ry “non-labor discretionary.” That budget into it for this budget.
heading is a catch-all found in 24 school
and 20 department budgets totaling $7.3 Employee travel costs are also too high,
million in expenditures that “don’t come Zorc said, which drew no comments from
before the board,” Zorc said. fellow board members.

In other words, the school district plans “Each thing I bring up is not going any-
to spend over $7 million in this one cate- where,” Zorc said. “I was elected to oversee
gory without providing elected officials or the budget and policy. It’s not fair to the
the public with any details of where that taxpayers or to their kids. There is so much
money is going. in [the budget] . . . we could be putting into
classrooms.”
Zorc also suggested the district could
save money on legal fees. In the end, Zorc voted along with the
other board members to move the bud-
School Board Attorney Suzanne get for the 2017-2018 fiscal year forward
D’Agresta does a good job, she said, but but said her ‘yea’ vote was provisional.
contracting private-sector legal services She wants her suggestions for savings
instead of hiring an in-house lawyer discussed in detail before the final bud-
is more expensive. D’Agresta is paid a get goes to public hearing and then to the
$264,000-a-year base fee and other School board for a final vote on Sept. 7. 

IRMC EXECUTIVE TURNSTILE Indian River gets 60,000. I can’t see any $49 INDIAN RIVER CO.
other reason she would leave. I’m sorry RESIDENT SPECIAL,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 to see Camie go. I thought she was ter- SERVICE VISIT!
rific.” Jones said he was unaware of any from the owner
Then Janicak’s successor, Steve Salyer, counter-offer from IRMC. SALE $30!
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a resulting effort to link up with another “I told him he would be fired within 18
hospital system, preferably a nonprofit. months.”
IRMC is looking for a partner that can
infuse capital to upgrade the aging fa- A similar fate befell Janicak, who add-
cility. That task is expected to cost $185 ed chief operating officer duties to his
million. chief financial officer role following
Vanek’s resignation in 2013.
Hospital District Board member Trac-
ey Zudans also said she was surprised to “Janicak presented a great turnaround
hear of Patter’s resignation, “particularly plan for the hospital,” Nezi said. “Then
because of her excellent reputation in he was fired.”
the community and such a short tenure.”
“Susi’s probably not going to retire,
District Board member Allen Jones even though it’s been announced,” he
said it was his understanding that Patter- added.
son was recruited for the job at Manatee
Hospital. Susi previously announced he would
retire at the end of 2017. Since then he
“Why wouldn’t she take it?” he asked suspended that firm date, saying he
rhetorically. “Manatee is bigger. Its Emer- would stay on through the transition
gency Room gets 71,000 patients a year. to new leadership. Now it appears that
transition will include a new chief oper-
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EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR SEEKS FULL INQUIRY INTO WIFE’S DEATH

By Nick Samuel | Staff Writer the investigation. said at the Aug. 4 news
Rubin said there was never any in-
Former Riomar resident Dr. Dudley conference. “What we’re
Teel has hired an attorney to investigate dication Susan Teel, who was 5-feet-2
the death of his wife Susan Teel, 62, who inches and 118 pounds, was a threat to asking for is fairness,
was shot by Indian River County Sher- anyone other than herself.
iff’s Deputy Jonathan Lozada July 26 at transparency and integ-
the couple’s home in the 600 block of Officials said at the time that Susan
Carriage Lake Way, Vero Beach. Teel, who was depressed and threat- rity.”
ening suicide, lunged at Lozada with a
Teel and his attorney Guy Rubin held butcher knife. He said he and his cli-
a press conference at the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Courthouse on Friday to announce “We’re not here today asking for crim- ent don’t know yet if a
inal charges against the deputy,” Rubin
civil lawsuit is coming.

“We’re not going to

put the cart before the

horse,” Rubin said.

“We’ll let the facts play

out, see what the evi-

dence is and make a de-

termination.”

According to Sher-

iff Deryl Loar, Dr. Teel

found his wife in the

bathtub cutting her

wrists with a razor knife

shortly before 8 p.m. on

July 26.

Loar said the Sher-

iff’s Office believes

Dudley Teel contacted

his daughter, Sara Gor-

don, who was not at the

home, and asked her to

call 911.

In the 911 call, which

was released July 27,

Gordon told a dispatch-

er “My mom just tried

to kill herself.” She also

said that her mother

might be intoxicated. Dr. Dudley Teel. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

Lozada arrived at the

scene within three minutes and spoke been,” Dudley Teel said. “Then, she got

to Dr. Teel, who told him Susan Teel was into this spiral of depression, secondary

upstairs trying to harm herself. to some of the incidents that happened

“He ran upstairs with the intention at the home.”

of saving her life,” Loar said. “When the He declined to elaborate on the in-

deputy entered the bedroom, she be- cidents, but said Susan Teel had been

came combative.” taking anti-depressants for a year. Ru-

A taser was not used and it’s unknown bin said an incident July 24 where Susan

if the deputy had time to warn Susan Teel’s son, James Teel, attacked her at

Teel to drop the knife, Loar said. When her home was probably a major factor in

asked about the possibility of shooting her inconsolable depression.

the woman in the leg, Loar said, “We’re Sheriff Loar previously said depu-

not trained to shoot the leg.” ties had been called to the home sever-

Loar hasn’t commented on the num- al times within the past few years, with

ber of times Susan Teel was shot, but Ru- some incidents involving other family

bin said three shell casings were found members.

at the scene. Information on where bul- The Teels lived at a home on Lady Bug

lets struck her has not been released. Lane from 1984 until 2003, according to

Dr. Teel said he and his wife were court records.

married for 40 years and that Susan was They had four children: James Teel,

wonderful. He said they had just moved Sara Gordon, Emily Riegger and Connor

into the home on Carriage Lake Way. Teel.

“We spent lots of time together, sat on Dudley Teel has been an emergen-

the back porch, had coffee and watched cy room doctor on the Treasure Coast

the birds,” he said at the news confer- for more than 30 years, Rubin said. He

ence. was issued a medical license in 1984,

“She would go to the gym and work has worked for the Indian River Medical

out and I would go walking. We would Center and currently works for the Se-

get back about 1:30 and go play golf and bastian River Medical Center, according

go out to dinner that evening.” to court records and the Florida Depart-

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FIT PROPERTY SALE The county owns the dunes and the Island woman leads U.S. team
beach that separate Lutgert’s land from the at World Bridge championships
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ocean and acquisition of that strip by Lut-
gert would mean its planned development By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer the board and the better players are go-
related to sea turtles, oceanfront lighting, would become much more valuable ocean- [email protected] ing to win every time,” Jenkins said. “In
beach renourishment, coastal ecology, front property, with beach access for each poker, there’s some skill involved, but
etc,” but Brown said the facility could also home or each building, should they devel- You might be surprised to learn that a there’s a lot of luck, too. You can be the
“provide a permanent central site for the op a multi-family community instead of a Vero Beach woman will be representing better player, but, sometimes, the cards
countywide sea turtle program that moni- single-family community. the United States when the 43rd World just don’t come your way.
tors thousands of nesting sites daily during Bridge Federation Team Champion-
nesting season.” Lutgert Senior Vice President Mike Hoyt, ships begin Saturday in Lyon, France. “Bridge is in the middle,” she added.
who is managing the Indian River Shores “Anyone can beat anyone on any given
Conditioned upon two appraisals and project, would not say whether Lutgert But you shouldn’t be. hand, but, over the long run, the better
some environmental assessments, the submitted a bid to FIT or, if so, how much The Vero Beach Bridge Center is player is usually going to win.”
county offered $1.5 million for the 4-acre it was. “I really don’t want to comment on among the top 10 most active bridge
FIT parcel, appealing to any desire that land that we do not own,” Hoyt said Mon- clubs in America. Over the years, when she wasn’t on
Florida Tech might have for the land to day afternoon. “But I will say that we re- What is surprising, though, is that hiatus, she has played across America
return to public hands – hoping that aim viewed the property.” Castaway Cove resident Bronia Jenkins, in regional and national tournaments,
might outweigh the goal of greater eco- who will captain the United States’ No. earning a reputation as a serious com-
nomic gain. Hoyt said Lutgert is making progress on 2 team in this month’s bienni-
plans for the new luxury community, and al competition, doesn’t play as Bronia Jenkins. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
To prove the county can afford the pur- that decision-makers are “getting close” to much bridge as you’d expect
chase, Brown included a schedule showing determining whether to build single-family of a world championship con- petitor. But she hasn’t played much
that, as of the close of the 2016 fiscal year, homes or multi-family condos or townho- tender – or at least she didn’t since moving to Vero Beach in 2005.
the county had $106 million in unrestricted mes. Just last week Lutgert retained Dale until March, when she severed
reserves. Sorensen Real Estate for exclusive market- her Achilles tendon while play- Last September, however, Jenkins’
ing rights to the planned community. ing tennis at Quail Valley. longtime friend and former bridge
Another possible bidder for the FIT “I couldn’t really do any- partner, Sheri Winestock of Las Vegas
property is Naples-based Lutgert Compa- In summary, the outcome of this poten- thing else,” Jenkins said, “so I (via Canada), called and asked if she’d
nies, which purchased the nearby 5.2-acre tial county/Indian River Shores/Lutgert practiced more online with my be interested in playing in the U.S.
oceanside parcel auctioned off by the Town deal could be an enlarged, more valuable, bridge partner.” Bridge Championships.
of Indian River Shores earlier this year for true oceanfront residential enclave and a Before that, Jenkins, who
$4.8 million. new, improved and possibly larger Tracking learned to play 30 years ago “We started off talking about play-
Station Park. during an internship while pur- ing bridge again, just for fun, then she
The county obviously wants a good por- suing a mechanical engineering degree brought up the team trials,” Jenkins
tion of the FIT property for itself, to achieve Former Florida Tech President Anthony at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- said, referring to the U.S. champion-
its park-related goals, but Assistant County Catanese had denied the university had any nology, hadn’t played as much as she ships by their generic name. “When
Administrator Mike Zito said it could also interest in selling the land to developers, would’ve liked. we decided to do it, it was just about
be a win-win situation if Lutgert outbids but county officials say the new president, In fact, during one 14-year stretch playing some bridge and having a good
the county. T. Dwayne McKay, who took over in July – while working as a foreign exchange time.”
2016, is more attuned to the property’s val- options trader in London, New York
Zito toured the Florida Tech property ue and to what the influx of cash could do and Connecticut, and raising her two Then the No. 1 seeded team lost
along with executives from Lutgert. Should for Florida Tech, its students and its long- now-teen-aged children who attend St. during the round-robin phase, creating
Lutgert end up with the property, he said term goals. Edward’s – she actually stopped playing an opening for Jenkins’ team to play its
county officials would possibly entertain entirely. way to the world championships.
the idea of a “Windsor-Golden Sands-type While Catanese came to Florida Tech “I had zero time,” she said.
deal” with the developer. from a state-funded school, Florida Atlan- But even when she wasn’t playing, “We got lucky,” she said of her first
tic University, McKay has been with Florida Jenkins, 48, never lost her love for what trials experience and qualifying for her
Windsor, a luxury community that want- Tech, a privately funded institution, for 14 she called a “fascinating game,” one she first trip to the world championships.
ed to expand its oceanfront development, years in various executive capacities. said she’ll never completely master.
owned two non-contiguous beachside “I’ve been playing a long time, and Men’s and women’s teams from eight
parcels separated by the old Golden Sands Florida Tech spokesman Wesley Sumner I play at a very high level, but I don’t zones will compete in the two-week
Park. Windsor paid the county $1.1 million told Vero Beach 32963 last month that the play enough,” Jenkins said. “I’d like to tournament.
to swap parcels and then built the county a university has received multiple bids on play more. To be super competitive, you
beautiful new Golden Sands Park as part of the 4-acre property, which is located be- need to play more. Bridge is a game you The women’s teams will compete for
the deal. hind the 7-11 on A1A, adjacent to Tracking can continually get better at. the Venice Cup, while the men’s teams
Station Park, and has an appraised value of “As much as I’ve played over the will vie for the Bermuda Bowl.
What might Lutgert want that the county $2.1 million.  years, I still constantly make mistakes,”
owns? The long triangular-shaped strip of she added. “I can still always look back “We’ll be playing against the best in
land that lies between its recently purchased Staff writer Rusty Carter contributed to and see something I could’ve done dif- the world, so this is very exciting,” Jen-
5.2-acre parcel and the Atlantic Ocean. this report. ferently. There’s so much that goes into kins said. “You can’t become a world
it: strategy, tactics, probabilities, statis- champion unless you play in the world
tics, table presence . . . championships, and I’ve thought about
“That’s why I enjoy the game so being a world champion since I started
much.” playing bridge.” 
Jenkins, who was born in France and
grew up in Montreal and San Diego,
said she always has enjoyed playing
cards and board games.
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Raves for new CAR T-cell blood-cancer treatment

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Dr. Raul Storey. York Times, “oncologists have learned how In his eyes an immunotherapy approach
[email protected] to manage these acute reactions and, so is only common sense. It harnesses one of
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Physicians in general – and oncologists tected.”
in particular – don’t tend toward hyperbole. uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight “Your immune system,” Storey plainly
a variety of blood cancers such as leukemia More importantly, the Times points out, states, “is really smart. It has the capability
So, when respected researchers and on- and certain types of lymphoma, including this particular innovation in cancer treat- of changing and of being activated by any-
cology experts at institutions such as the non-Hodgkin lymphoma. ment has produced a stratospherically thing that is recognized as foreign or abnor-
Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Colum- high 82.5 percent remission and/or cure mal. It has the capability to have memory. It
bus, Ohio, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re- According to a front page article in the rate in early testing. remembers things.”
search Center in Seattle, and the Leukemia Washington Post, the advisory panel con-
and Lymphoma Society of West Palm Beach cluded this new therapy’s benefits “far According to Storey, it could very well If T-cells can be programed to attack
start using phrases like “the most exciting outweigh its potentially dangerous side ef- make things like high-dose chemotherapy CD19 protein cells, they can very likely be
thing I’ve seen in my lifetime” and “a par- fects.” treatments a thing of the past in the not- “taught” to seek out other cancer-causing
adigm shift in treating cancer” to describe too-distant future. anomalies, Storey says.
a new cancer therapy, it’s probably time to Those side-effects include “cytokine re-
take notice. lease syndrome,” which can cause fever and Given the drug advisory panel’s unusual Still, if and when CAR T-cell therapy does
flu-like symptoms as well as seizures and unanimous endorsement, the FDA could become available to the general public, it
Dr. Raul Storey, a WebMD five star-rated even delirium, but, according to the New approve this new therapy – developed by won’t be cheap.
hematologist and oncologist with Florida pharmaceutical giant Novartis and the
Cancer Specialists in both Sebastian and University of Pennsylvania – as early as The Times estimates the cost will be in
Vero Beach, certainly has. next month. the $300,000-per-patient range.

“It is fantastic,” Storey exclaims. “It’s in- Essentially, CAR T-cell therapy takes a Nonetheless, Storey is confident in say-
novative. It’s like brand new. This is like the patient’s blood, separates and replicates ing, “This is the future.” Then he pauses and
new kid on the block.” existing T-cells and quite literally re-pro- says, “No, this is the present. This is happen-
grams them to hunt down and attack ing. We’re using it and it’s working. We just
That new kid Storey and the folks in Co- what’s known as “CD19 protein” cells, a need to be smarter and put more effort into
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other places are so excited about is called both leukemia and lymphoma. dalities to treating cancer and refining the
“CAR T-cell therapy.” process in order to provide more benefits
In its current incarnation, this particu- and fewer side effects. … This is the starting
The Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee lar form of immunotherapy is not intend- point for the future of treating cancer.”
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Thirties, love: Good habits extend tennis players’ careers

By Kelyn Soong I The Washington Post and even by weekend warriors.
“We’re seeing players play so long be-
Tennis players competing at a high lev-
el in their 30s are becoming increasingly cause of the way they’re taking care of
common in the pro game. their bodies,” said Todd Ellenbecker, vice
president of medical services for the As-
Professional tennis is growing older, and sociation of Tennis Professionals. “These
players such as recent Wimbledon men’s are fine-tuned athletes who work on their
champion Roger Federer, 35, and women’s flexibility, endurance and core strength –
finalist Venus Williams, 37, have provided components that allow them to do what
the latest examples of how better training they do.”
methods, fitness routines, diet and rehab
exercises can prolong a player’s career. This was not the case even a generation
ago, when being on the other side of 30
It’s knowledge that can be used not only meant bodies breaking down and immi-
by the top pros but also by junior players

nent retirement, much less finding suc- mance. It’s maintenance, preventative
cess. stuff, corrective stuff, just health stuff.”

A key to that change has been a higher If a gym is not available, some of the
focus on work in the gym rather than go- stretches can be done on the court. El-
ing out and hitting balls for hours on the lenbecker, who is also a physical thera-
court. pist, said that stretches before playing
should be dynamic stretches that elevate
When Nicolas Mahut, 35, turned pro in the body’s tissue temperature, not static
2000, few players traveled with a fitness stretches. Save those for after the match.
coach or a physiotherapist focusing specif-
ically on injury prevention and strength- “You want to increase the blood flow,”
ening exercises, he said. Now, many play- he said. “Run around the court three to
ers in the top 100 for both men and women four times while doing arm circles or get
have hired someone to help them in the on a stationary bike for four to five min-
gym. utes. … You can also jog in place, do butt
kicks, standing lunges – then you warm up
“I work more out of the court than in the gradually on the court, playing mini ten-
court,” said Mahut, one of 26 male play- nis on the service line just to get the body
ers 30 or older in the main draw of the Citi warm.”
Open. “For example, now I don’t stop [go-
ing to the gym] for more than three days Players are also more conscious about
... Sometimes I can stop for 10 days to two what they do after a hard session on the
weeks of tennis, but not more than three court, such as stretching out, and they are
days of fitness sessions.” putting more focus on diet. Lucero said
that it’s “important to have balance ... eat-
Marc Lucero, who coaches women’s ing what you know you can perform with.”
world No. 60 Shelby Rogers, recommends
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back/spine mobility and that activate the of the reasons, too, is movement is just a
gluteus, hips, hip flexors and adductors. premium, especially in the guys, so when
Players also often use elastic bands to you’re lighter it’s easier to move. You don’t
stretch out their shoulders. want to go too light, because you’d lose
power, but if you find that sweet spot
“I think in the past maybe the gym was where you haven’t lost power, you’re in a
just for performance,” he said. “Now the good position.” 
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Doc stocks new endoscopy center with high-tech goodies

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Dr. Ashley Canipe. in real time. It’s not what most folks would
[email protected] call “must-see TV,” but to Canipe and fel-
PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE low GI physicians Dr. Charles Eberhart,
Now that ground has been broken on Dr. Bruce Grossman, Dr. Joseph Zerega
the new Scully Endoscopy Center at the improvement from the stretcher we’re us- and Dr. Gregory MacKay, it will a big im-
Indian River Medical Center, gastroenter- ing right now. Capable of tilting in all dif- provement.
ologist Dr. Ashley Canipe is working on a ferent directions while the patient lies on
task that’s every bit as time consuming as top of it, the new table will allow Canipe Then there’s that carbon dioxide thing.
laying the brick and troweling the mortar. and her colleagues to better manipulate CO2, according to Canipe, is better
the angles and direction of their scans. than oxygen at insufflating (inflating) the
Canipe is in the midst of equipping the stomach or other areas of the gastro-intes-
new center with the high-tech equipment Next there’s the “boom” – or cleaning tinal tract she and her colleagues need to
it will need to give patients at the Vero fa- up the cable clutter. examine.
cility the best possible care and treatment. According to Canipe, CO2 is “much saf-
“Everything,” says Canipe, “will be er and patients have less gas and bloating
It’s an odd shopping list that includes hanging from the walls and able to be after a procedure,” but currently that gas
“tables” you wouldn’t want to eat off of, moved, based on hydraulics, up, down, is stored in large tanks inside the suite
things that go “boom” in the day (or the sideways [which will] get everything off which she admits “is probably not the saf-
night), a type of “image streaming” that the floor. Right now, there are literally est or the best idea.”
no one on Netflix would be likely to order, wires everywhere and we have trouble In the new suite, says Canipe, “CO2 will
as well as a piped-in carbon dioxide sys- lining up our monitors and everything we be piped in, just like the anesthesia gases,”
tem. need to because of how cluttered the floor and accessed from an outlet in the over-
is with all the different wires.” head booms: “That, I think, is a huge im-
Specifically, Canipe is focusing her at- provement.”
tention on the center’s new interventional In other words, in the new suite all Add upgrading endoscopes and up-
endoscopy/pulmonary suite. And while those cables and wires will be off the grading gastroscopes and it’s clear the
she stops short of admitting to being a floor and suspended overhead, creating overall “scope” of Canipe’s mission means
full-fledged “techie,” she does say “usu- what Canipe says will be “a more reliable, she’ll likely be at this project until early
ally people who do interventional endos- versatile and safe work space with boom 2018 when the new Scully Endoscopy Cen-
copy [like me] are drawn to the newer technology.” ter is slated to open.
technologies because that is a lot of what’s For more information, call the IRMC en-
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With the volume of endoscopic proce-
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Canipe’s words, “exponentially over the sue cells. Currently once a tissue sample is
past couple of years,” lining up the proper taken, Canipe says, hospital pathologists
equipment for the new endoscopy center have to wheel in “a little cart that has a
is a top priority. microscope on it” to examine the samples
and provide the aforementioned “rapid
The language of gastroenterology tech on-site evaluation.”
toys is often a language of acronyms from
ERCPs (endoscopic retrograde cholan- The new suite will have a built-in cytol-
giopancreatography) and MRCPs (mag- ogy workstation and the ability to stream
netic resonance cholangiopancreatogra- those images directly to monitors where
phy) to ROSE (rapid on-site evaluation) proceduralists like Canipe can view them
equipment and video GIEs (gastro-intes-
tinal endoscopies).

Fortunately it’s a language Canipe
speaks fluently.

“We want to make this [suite] a state-of-
the-art interventional GI and pulmonary
room that’s comparable to any major ac-
ademic center, and a tertiary care center,”
says Canipe.

First on her list is a fixed fluoroscopy or
real-time projection X-ray imaging unit to
replace the current portable versions now
in use. The image resolutions on the cur-
rent portable units, according to Canipe,
are “nowhere near as good” as what’s
available from the newer fixed fluorosco-
py units.

Canipe adds there have even been
times when the portable units have been
wheeled off to other parts of the hospital,
leaving the endoscopy team with no avail-
able fluoroscopes. Bolted to the floor, the
new unit won’t wander off to parts un-
known.

Then there’s that table you probably
wouldn’t want to eat off.

“We’re also getting a new fluoroscopy
table,” exclaims Canipe, “which is a huge

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Bonzo says cheerful Rocky’s one happy camper

Hi Dog Buddies! “Woof! That’s very Important Rocky. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD Spot, an it’s not always
work!” I exclaimed. easy, it takes time. But the
This week I yapped with Rocky Janke, a just a buncha humans always come back
big, easygoing Goldendoodle who works with “True. Anyway, my human sister square flat things. (Later I feelin’ happier. When Mom’s
his Mom at a place called Camp Haven. I was Anjali saw pictures of Goldendoo- found out it’s called tile). Well, I thought that in her office talkin’ to peo-
thinking, since it was a camp, there’d probly be dles an fell in love with our breed. I must be where I was ’spose to go. So I did. But ple, I can tell whether they’re
a lake an, maybe, canoes an marshmallows, mean, who wouldn’t, right? Speshly it wasn’t. Took me a little while to figure it out. Okey-Dokey or not. It’s an
but there weren’t. It was this long building with when we’re pupsters. So Anjali told Mom an Dad helped.” Instink. An if they’re not, I let
lotsa doors in a row and the office up front. Mom and Mom picked out a puppy. ’em know. Not in a mean way,
It was s’pose to be for her, but An- “I expect they did,” I smiled. “What’s life like just firm, like Mom.
We knocked. This real frenly lady opened jali’s kids Alex, Ian an Luke wanted Downstairs?” “Mom says walkin’ me (she
the door, and there Rocky was, tall, giant paws, to keep it. Mom was duh-termined akshully says, ‘bein’ dragged by
thick gold coat an a snazzy red bandana. He to get her own Goldendoodle, so “Fun! We have a big family an when every- an 87-pound Goldendoodle’)
came right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. she searched an searched an dis- body’s here it’s real exciting. But I remain calm. is also good for her. She calls
covered a piksure of ME on Craig- When things get too loud, I go somewhere it a Total Body Workout. I like
“Welcome to Camp Haven, please come on slist. My owner had lost his job quiet, like my couch. I even have a blanket walkin’ with Mom, too, ’specially
in. I’m Rocky Janke and this is my Mom, Lal- an couldn’t keep me. Mom and with big paw prints on it, like mine. I also en- at night, cuz there’s lotsa bun-
ita.” Dad (he’s Walter) went to Loxa- joy restin’ in the shower, cuz it’s nice an cool. nies where we live. I like bunnies.
hatchee to see me an, well, ev- Mom hasta hold on really tight
“Great to meet you both,” I replied. “I hafta erything worked out great. I was “On my leash walk, sometimes little dogs when I see those bunnies.”
admit, I was piksurin’ a different kinda camp. I just 7 months old.” get scared cuz of I’m lots bigger. So I scooch “I imagine she does,” I com-
can’t wait to hear all about you, an I appreciate way down for the Wag-and-Sniff.” mented.
your time.” “Woof,” I said. “It’s a good “My special human friend here
thing your niece and nephews “That’s thoughtful,” I commented. is our Program Director Jermey. He
Rocky smiled. “It’s my pleasure. We are an kept that other pooch.” “I try to be, speshly here at work. I help hu- just start- ed taking some really strong medi-
unusual camp, as you can see. So where would mans become more responsible. Mom tells cine called KeyMo, which he hasta take for a
you like to start?” He got comftubble next to “Fer sure. There was just one tiny problem. ’em it’s their turn to walk me so I can exercise long time (even longer in Dog Time). It isn’t
me, on the floor. Mom an Dad already had a pet. YumYum. An and Do My Doodie. Sometimes they don’t easy At All. So I’m gonna do my doggonedest
Only Cat. She’s a rescue who’d ruled her former want to. But Mom’s firm. She tells ’em I’m their to keep him All Cheered Up by leaning against
“Well, first off, tell me how you found your home and now ruled her big new home. Well, responsibility during my walk. They also get him a lot and stuff like that. An doing a good
Forever Family.” here I was alluva sudden, this curious puppy, to learn Patience cuz, as Mom says, I’m a ‘Pot- job helpin’ the humans who live here.”
disrupting her life. I’d sniff her an chase her ty Dancer.’ It’s just that I hafta find The Right Heading home, I was thinkin’ about how
“Mom had a German Shepherd for a long cuz I wanted to play, but she was Not Amused. Rocky cheers up the humans at Camp Hav-
time. When it went to Dog Heaven and she got It was kinda a cat-tastophy.” en, and promised myself I’d do an even better
through being real sad, she decided she want- job cheerin’ up my Very Own Mom when she’s
ed another dog. But, cuz she’s working here “So, how’d you figure it out?” feelin’ Gloomy.
all the time, she ree-lized she needed a pooch “Mom put YumYum Upstairs and me Till next time,
who’s more easy-going than a German Shep- Downstairs. There’s a gate at the top so I
herd.” can’t go up. An I don’t wanna, anyway. And The Bonz
YumYum totally doesn’t wanna be anywhere
“What DO you do here?” near me. She sometimes peers ominously at Don’t Be Shy
“We help homeless humans who wan- me through the banister, when I’m snoozing
na work and not be homeless. They usual- on my couch. We are always looking for pets
ly have PROBlems, and while they’re livin’ “Another thing I had to learn: See, me an with interesting stories.
here, they learn how they can not be so sad this other pooch grew up on a farm. We were
an hopeless, how to Plan an Be Responsible, outside all the time. Didn’t even know what To set up an interview, email
an also how to get ready to find a job. I’m Inside was. Did Our Doodie outside, too. [email protected]
the Camp Haven Unofficial Therapy Dog. Didn’t have to ask permission or notify any-
Don’t tell, but I get paid Under the Table. body first. So, when I got to Mom and Dad’s
(Mostly snacks an people food from the res- house, I looked all around an there wasn’t any
idents.) ground or handy bushes or anything, nothing
that looked like where I usta Do My Doodie,

Harmony Reserve taps into
upscale 55-plus market

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Harmony Reserve taps into upscale 55-plus market

By Debbie Carson | Staff Writer range from two to four bedrooms with two He said building the subdivision as a Beach has to offer, but they don’t neces-
[email protected] or three bathrooms, depending on the 55-plus community is a way for them to sarily want the price tag that comes with
builder, and sizes range from 1,244 square tap into a niche market that currently isn’t living on the island.
Island investors, including Toby Hill feet to 2,737 square feet. well-served in Indian River County. Har-
of The Hill Group, joined with developer mony Reserve is one of only two state-reg- “You need to stay abreast of the compe-
Chuck Mechling several years ago to begin Maronda Homes has eight floor plans istered 55-plus communities in the county tition,” he said, explaining that his team
putting together a plan for an upscale 55- and is the exclusive villa builder. Holiday – though there are a number of others in has worked diligently to keep the prices
plus active adult community near the In- Builders has 14 floor plans for buyers to neighboring counties. in line for what the target buyers would be
dian River Mall. choose from. willing to pay.
These buyers, they “weigh their choic-
The timing was right and today Harmo- “Four-hundred units is kind of a magic es,” Mechling said, emphasizing the need Mechling said the location for Harmony
ny Reserve is a beehive of activity with sev- number,” Chuck Mechling said, pointing Reserve was selected because it was the
last 100-plus-acre site located within the
Urban Service Area, a designation that al-
lows for such planned residential develop-
ments without creating urban sprawl.

“We grow,” he said of the county, “but
we grow a little bit at a time – grow with
grace.”

Investor Toby Hill, who’s also the gen-
eral contractor for the clubhouse, said
he signed onto the project because of his
longstanding relationship with Chuck
Mechling. He is president of The Hill
Group, which builds custom homes and
clubhouses on the Treasure Coast.

“I wanted to try my hand” at larger scale

en model homes open for tours, a number to his experience developing Collier Club for superior design, high-quality construc- development, Hill said.
of homes built and sold, and 38 houses in Sebastian. In order for the subdivision tion and a strong package of amenities. Hill pointed to the latest recession,
under construction. A 13,000-square-foot to be a financial success, he knew they “They look around.”
clubhouse designed by the same firm that would need about that many homes, plus which hit the county hard and brought de-
worked on the redesign of the John’s Island a large, upscale clubhouse. The number of Mechling said 55-plus buyers are willing velopment to a halt for several years, creat-
clubhouse a few years ago is set to open homes is critical, he said, to keep associa- to pay for an active, resort-style communi- ed pent-up demand for new homes, which
later this summer. tion dues in line while still supporting the ty that isn’t going to have a bunch of kids puts him and his partners in a good posi-
community’s needs. running around. They want to be close to tion. At the same time, he admitted, “it’s a
Located on a 128-acre tract on 33rd the culture and downtown centers Vero little scary” to launch a new subdivision
Street between 58th and 66th avenues,
half a mile north of the mall, Harmony is
just within the county’s urban services
boundary, allowing it to tap into county
water and sewer utilities. The community
has Florida Power & Light electricity and
piped-in natural gas.

The subdivision is being developed in
four phases and will have approximate-
ly 300 single-family homes and 100 villas
when it is built out, according to Mechling.

Harmony’s builders, Maronda Homes
and Holiday Builders, are offering a range
of houses and villas starting at $199,000
and topping out around $339,000. Homes

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Lifestyle Coordinator Karen Mechling.

PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD

Liqour locker

with a large number of spec homes. FEATURES FOR HARMONY RESERVE the latest universal machines, rowing machines
When it came down to designing the club- and more to further encourage residents to get
Address: 6135 33rd Street and stay fit and active. The center is lined with
house, Hill and Mechling knew that a simple Developer: Harmony Reserve LLC floor to ceiling windows overlooking the heated
pool house and pool wasn’t going to cut it. T-shaped pool that can accommodate both wa-
Community Size: 128 acres ter aerobics and lap-swimmers simultaneously.
“We decided to raise the bar,” Hill said, call- Home Builders: Holiday Builders, Maronda Homes
ing the clubhouse “Country Club lite.” There’s also a “movement” studio with a
Clubhouse General Contractor: The Hill Group ballet barre and a high-tech setup for Fitness
The 13,000-square-foot community center No. of Units: 299 single-family homes, 98 villas on Demand – punch in the type of workout
features several multi-function rooms, includ- you want and an instructor appears on the TV
ing a great room equipped with a wet bar (bring Lakes: 6 community lakes • Phases: 4 screen. Eventually, a fitness trainer might be
your own liquor) and custom-built liquor lock- Amenities:13,000-square-foot clubhouse with fitness hired to provide group exercise, according to
ers, a couple of large flat-panel TVs, an over- center, movement studio, teaching kitchen, activity/ Karen Mechling.
head projector and screen above the fireplace, a game rooms, loggia with fireplace, resort-style outdoor
computer nook and a reading nook. heated pool and spa, pickleball and bocce courts, and Eight pickle ball courts with a pavilion and
restroom facility have been constructed with
A catering kitchen, with natural gas, has been event lawn. the expectation of pickleball tournaments and
built in the clubhouse, providing what caterers Home sizes: 1,224-2,737 square feet, with 2-4 bed- pickleball “pro-stops” being held. Pro-stops, as
would need to serve a function there. Karen Mechling explained, are visits by travel-
rooms and 2-3 bathrooms ing pickleball professionals. They might play
“This is the kitchen I would have in my own Home prices: Starting price $199,000-$339,000 a few rounds and certainly meet with the res-
house,” said Lifestyles Director Karen Mech- idents.
ling, who is Chuck Mechling’s wife and a part-
ner in the venture. The kitchen will have cam- “Everything is very multi-function,” she said,
eras set up over the stove to provide instructors adding that all the activities and rooms serve
a way to teach cooking to the residents. Mech- the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
ling said she hopes to tap into the local culinary
scene, inviting chefs to host demonstrations in “This is our vision,” Hill said. “Hopefully the
the kitchen. market will reward us.” 

A large fitness center will be equipped with

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: JULY 30 THROUGH AUG. 4

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

An astoundingly busy week on the mainland real estate front saw 52 single-family residences
and lots change hands from July 30-Aug. 4 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 1680 E Rosewood Court. First listed in
March for $615,000, the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,539-square-foot house sold for $600,000
on Aug. 4.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the house at 613 Sembler Street. Put on the market in June For
$325,000, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,020-square-foot residence sold for $320,000 on Aug. 3.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$600,000
VERO BEACH 1680 E ROSEWOOD COURT 3/14/2017 $615,000 8/4/2017 $477,000
VERO BEACH 5055 HARBOR DRIVE UNIT#201 10/2/2016 $610,000 7/31/2017 $421,700
VERO BEACH 430 12TH PLACE 5/25/2017 $459,900 8/2/2017 $410,000
VERO BEACH 4340 AMELIA PLANTATION COURT 5/24/2017 $412,500 7/31/2017 $410,000
VERO BEACH 4650 HAMILTON TERRACE 9/29/2016 $519,000 8/1/2017 $320,000
SEBASTIAN 613 SEMBLER STREET 6/30/2017 $325,000 8/3/2017 $290,000
VERO BEACH 2041 ALBANY TERRACE SW 5/11/2017 $310,000 8/2/2017 $289,458
VERO BEACH 700 22ND AVENUE 11/7/2016 $300,102 7/31/2017 $285,000
VERO BEACH 1835 SPOTTED OWL DRIVE SW 1/18/2017 $369,000 7/31/2017 $280,000
VERO BEACH 3025 10TH COURT 4/18/2017 $300,000 7/31/2017 $270,000
VERO BEACH 4734 ASHLEY LAKE CIRCLE 5/10/2017 $286,900 8/4/2017 $260,000
VERO BEACH 3865 8TH PLACE 6/9/2017 $279,000 8/2/2017 $256,000
VERO BEACH 1925 GREY FALCON CIRCLE SW 7/6/2017 $275,000 8/2/2017 $245,000
VERO BEACH 1445 CADDY COURT 5/10/2017 $260,000 8/2/2017

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

5055 Harbor Drive Unit #201, Vero Beach 430 12th Place, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 10/2/2016 Listing Date: 5/25/2017
Original Price: $610,000 Original Price: $459,900
Sold: 7/31/2017 Sold: 8/2/2017
Selling Price: $477,000 Selling Price: $421,700
Listing Agent: Sally Baskin Listing Agent: Marilee Mintzer

Selling Agent: Sea Turtle Real Estate LLC Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty of VB

Laura Snyder Webb Dick Davis

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

4340 Amelia Plantation Court, Vero Beach 4650 Hamilton Terrace, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 5/24/2017 Listing Date: 9/29/2016
Original Price: $412,500 Original Price: $519,000
Sold: 7/31/2017 Sold: 8/1/2017
Selling Price: $410,000 Selling Price: $410,000
Listing Agent: R J Rennick Listing Agent: Stacey Morabito

Selling Agent: Rennick Real Estate Island Ofc Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Kelly Fischer Jim Knapp

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Alex MacWilliam - Grand Harbor

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Good, fellas:
The guys have it this
Riverside season

PAGE B2

Coming Up! Over the years, delighted audiences have of Florida,” and it stands among the top
come to expect internationally applaud- cultural projects funded by the State of
LOCAL FLAVOR ADDS TO Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese. ed musicians and exquisitely performed Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs In-
‘SUMMERFEST’ MENU concert pieces under the direction of ternational Cultural Exchange Grant
Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese, Symphony of Programs. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer the Americas artistic director, and this Tickets are $35 and include a post-concert
[email protected] season’s Summerfest won’t disappoint: reception with the musicians.
performances will include works by Vi-
1 The Symphony of the Americas’ valdi, Mendelssohn, Vaughan WIlliams, 2 Riverside Theatre’s tres popu-
dazzling 26th Anniversary Sum- Piazzolla, Moncayo, Ravel’s beloved “Bo- lar Live in the Loop free, outside
merfest comes to Christ by the Sea Unit- lero” and premieres by Italian composer concerts continue this Friday and Sat-
ed Methodist Church in Vero Beach this Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Guest musicians urday with a pair of bands and another
Sunday as part of the event’s one-month include Turchi-Floris, piano; Valentin opportunity to – as Riverside suggests –
summer tour throughout Florida and Mansurov, violin; David Pedraza, vio- hang out, rock out and/or chill out; not
the Americas, and the not-to-be-missed la; and Alessio Nebiolo, guitar. Overall, a bad suggestion after melting through
event is even more exciting because Vero’s more than 10 countries are represented a long, hot summer day. Live in the
own Vero Beach High School Symphony by 20 musicians on stage at Summerfest Loop is nicely set up right on the the-
Orchestra will perform one piece with concerts. Summerfest is hosted by the atre campus, and all you have to do is
the Summerfest Chamber Orchestra. Cultural Council of Indian River County. bring your lawn chair. This Friday, Pro-
Its purpose, according to the symphony fessor Pennygoode and the Mighty Flea
website, is “linking the artistic and cul- Circus comes to town with their own
tural traditions of the world with those
CONTINUED ON PAGE B5

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Good, fellas: The guys have it this Riverside season

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer Rebekah Baumgartner and Allen Cornell. shows likely to please the patrons with pick- guitar, too. In the middle of the jam, Phillips
[email protected] up trucks. “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” called the local paper’s entertainment writer.
PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE opens the season in late October, followed He came out with a UPI photographer. The
Riverside Theatre may want to add a ci- by “Million-Dollar Quartet,” the tale of the story and photo ran the next day under the
gar bar to its just-opened outdoor cocktail ago, and I thought of him. He’s really a fine chance recording session of four massive headline “Million-Dollar Quartet.”
bar, with a testosterone-targeted season that actor.” That play was “Breaking Legs” in country and rockabilly legends.
spans rockabilly, strippers and football. 2009. Riverside’s production will be directed by
The two shows, while featuring similar Keith Andrews, who directed “The Full Mon-
For the second year, Riverside Theatre is “Lombardi” opens Jan. 30, perfect timing music, “are very different stylistically,” says ty” here in 2012.
staging a play amid its usual lineup of mu- for a ticket as a stocking stuffer. Cornell. “The Hank Williams piece has more
sicals. And lineup is the operative word in of a narrative thread. You really follow Hank’s There might have been a quintet had that
“Lombardi,” a play about a week in the life Before that are two more main-stage journey of how he became a legend along the serendipitous studio session taken place
of legendary football coach Vince Lombar- lost highway. ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ is more three years earlier, before the stunning early
di who in the mid-1960s led the Green Bay of a spontaneous interaction of these guys death of Hank Williams. His story is told in
Packers to a championship. The play is based when they came together this one time.” “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” a tribute to
on the 1999 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning the country-and-Western legend who died at
Washington Post journalist David Maraniss, That famous session took place in Decem- 29 on a snowy New Year’s Eve in the back seat
“When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince ber 1956, at Sun Record Studio in Memphis. of a Cadillac. Williams, cited by Bob Dylan as
Lombardi.” Owner Sam Phillips had called in his latest a major influence, is known for hits including
artist, the then-unknown Jerry Lee Lewis, “Hey Good Lookin’” and “I’m So Lonesome I
The story of great leadership has partic- to help out on piano on a track Carl Perkins Could Cry.”
ular meaning today, says Riverside CEO Al- was recording (Perkins’ most famous hit was
len Cornell, who will be directing the play. “Blue Suede Shoes”). As the session got un- Key in the Vero cast is David Lutken; he
“I think a lot of men would be interested in derway, Elvis Presley, then 21 and a former co-created and performed in “Woody Sez” at
coming to the theater to see this,” he says. Sun artist, dropped by to say hi and decided Riverside as well as in the original Broadway
“Most importantly in this day and age, it’s to join in the jam. Meanwhile, Johnny Cash cast. “He’s an old friend and one of the most
about who are the winners and who are the had come to listen to Perkins; he grabbed a talented acting musicians I’ve ever known,”
losers and what does it take to be a winner.” says Cornell. “If anyone can find the truth in
Hank Williams’ music, he can.”
Cornell has cast Richie Zavaglia in the
lead role. Along with bearing a physical Both shows are in the same vein as one
resemblance to Lombardi, Zavaglia’s own of Riverside’s best-sellers last year – “Ring
Italian heritage led Cornell to think of him. of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash,” another
“He was in a play I directed several years jukebox musical honoring a country legend.
That play ended with a local tragedy: the
show’s star and director, Jason Edwards, died
of a heart attack here in Vero just two days af-
ter the show closed. He was 62.

Despite the popularity of “Ring of Fire,”
Cornell says the two upcoming tributes are
coincidence, that booking the shows was the
result of rights becoming available.

Cornell says so far, it’s the stripper’s story
that is reeling in the reserved seats. Never
mind that the strip-teasing in “Gypsy” was
a century ago; the musical, based loosely on
the 1957 memoir of Gypsy Rose Lee, is re-
garded as one of the all-time greatest Broad-
way musicals.

“Gypsy” was first envisioned by produc-
er David Merrick and Ethel Merman, who
starred in the original version. With a book
by Arthur Laurent and music by Jule Styne,

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the musical launched songwriter Stephen There is a plot as well, a paternity who-dun- cellist Francisco Vila-Haas
Sondheim’s career and has always been nit with the setting a destination wedding and pianist Steven Lin
considered one of Broadway’s greatest. Riv- on a Greek island.
erside hasn’t staged it for “a million years,” You’ll ‘Love’ the top talent at
says Cornell, but when he saw the movie Don’t feel left out yet, dudes. There are summer chamber concert
version on TV last year with Rosalind Rus- a couple more options for the XYs in River-
sell, his favorite Rose, it sparked his interest side’s smaller Waxlax stage. For the subset By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent Friday evening in Melbourne. It features
to stage it again. who live and breathe Barbra Streisand, there [email protected] cellist Francisco Vila-Haas and pianist
is “Buyer and Cellar,” a 90-minute one-man Steven Lin performing Bach, Beethoven,
The last Broadway revival in 2008 starred comedy about Streisand’s real-life basement, With a world made weary by politics, Dvorak, Saint Saens, Davidoff and more.
Patti LuPone, who included songs from the which is apparently crammed to the gills it’s time to come together. And there’s no
show when she and Mandy Patinkin per- with her myriad possessions, meticulous- better way to make that happen than with “There’s a big message there that mu-
formed at the Vero Beach Museum of Art ly merchandized as if in a mall. That image, “Summer of Love,” a chamber concert sic knows no boundaries,” said Vila-Haas.
in 2011. A West End production in 2015 was which appeared in a Streisand coffee table chock-full of romantic-themed classics
recorded and broadcast on PBS in the U.S. book, inspired the lone actor to fantasize and headed by two extraordinary young That has certainly proved with the case
in 2016. The show was staged by the all-vol- minding that store. artists growing in acclaim. with both Vila-Haas and Lin.
unteer Vero Beach Theatre Guild in 2015.
And finally, for the classic man, a mu- The concert will have two performanc- Born in Ecuador, Vila-Haas moved with
“‘Gypsy’ has been revived so many times sical comedy mystery with multiple end- es, Thursday evening in Vero Beach and his family to Melbourne, Florida, when he
on Broadway. That’s one of the reasons we ings based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished
haven’t been able to do it,” says Cornell. So last novel: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
far, the lead roles, including Rose, who Cor- With book, music and lyrics written by Ru-
nell calls the “stage mom monster,” have yet pert Holmes, Broadway’s “Drood” has been
to be cast. “We have a list of leads,” says Cor- trimmed to a cast of 12 to fit into the intimate
nell. “For actors at that level, anything can Waxlax. For that, director and choreographer
happen in their lives this far out.” DJ Salisbury worked directly with Holmes.
While the version the two collaborated on
“Gypsy” will be directed and choreo- has been staged a couple of times, the Riv-
graphed by Riverside veteran Jimmy Bren- erside production may be “the most serious
nan. regional theater stab at this point,” says Cor-
nell.
The other big seller so far is “Mama
Mia!” And that is likely not because it ap- “I’m hoping Rupert will make it down to
peals to men; its chick shtick has driven see the production,” Cornell says of the Brit-
droves of women to see it in both stage ish pop star and frequent Streisand collabo-
and film versions. rator. “He contacted me when he knew I was
interested, and said, ‘if I can be of any help,
The third jukebox musical in the Riv- let me know.’” 
erside lineup, this one threads together
the songs of the Swedish pop group Abba.

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Steven Lin

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Speaking from his home in Denmark, Vi-
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mer) when you try out different and new
projects … I thought what better and more
relaxed place than at home.”

Like any professional musician, moving
around has been a part of life for both Vi-
la-Haas and Lin.

After graduating from Eau Gallie High
School, Vila-Haas moved north where he
studied at the Boston Conservatory. From
there, he moved to Bloomington to attend
Indiana University to study with legendary
cello teacher, the late Janos Starker.

“(Starker) used to tell any exiting stu-
dent to keep carrying the flag, which meant
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led to his debut with the New York Philhar- COMING UP brings in a different band, with a differ- Sinbad.
monic in Avery Fisher Hall. He was only 13 ent sound, each night – rock, island mu-
years old. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 sic, folk rock, blues, country, bluegrass, 4 Sinbad sails into the King Center
in Melbourne this Saturday with a
His growing list of awards includes those Professor Pennygoode and the rockabilly, you name it. cargo of laughs and stories, and does he
from the 2013 Van Cliburn International Pi- Mighty Flea Circus. No coolers or “outside have stories to tell. Actually, this Sinbad
ano Competition and the 2014 Arthur Ru- food” is allowed, but not isn’t a sailor: He says he got his come-
binstein Piano Competition. unique, non-stop “swingabilly” sound. to worry, there’s a full dic start in the Air Force where he was a
Saturday, you’ll hear Category 5 and the bar, fire-grilled sam- boom operator during in-flight refueling.
Lin has performed world wide, been fea- Storm Horns (guitar, bass, sax, trom- mies and treats you can The actor/comedian originally known as
tured on PBS and currently travels Asia with bone and trumpet) playing R&B, classic purchase. Music is from David Adkins hales from Benton Harbor,
the DITTO Ensemble, which, in Korea, is “at rock and swing. No ticket is required to 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Michigan, and is known for films such as
the same level of fame as any pop group,” come out and enjoy the music. Riverside “House Guest,” co-starring (the late) Phil
Vila-Haas said. 3 The Kilted Mer- Hartman; “First Kid”; and “Jingle All the
Natty’s Common Roots. maid on Old Dixie Way,” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Like Lin, the award-winning Vila-Haas in Vero’s Art District has Sinbad also has several TV shows and
has performed frequently as a soloist with Abby Owens. an eclectic ambiance, a specials under his belt and, according to
orchestras throughout the world. He also quirky, pleasant vibe, and live music al- Wikipedia, he was named one of Comedy
helped build the Festival International de most every night, often featuring talent- Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All
Musica de Esmeraldas which is held in ed local musicians. While you enjoy the Time.” He says he chose his nom de stage
Ecuador. tunes, check out the tapas and the robust because the fictional Sinbad “… could
beer list. Musical-wise, this Friday brings hang out with rogues and with kings. He
“The aim is to allow 30 artists from all a truly unique band, Kilt the Messenger, didn’t have the strength of Hercules, but
over the world, but mainly South America, a five-person group mostly out of he could outwit anyone.” Sinbad sure can
to have free master classes with fantastic Melbourne, with one member, An- spin some tales, and gleans most of them
international artists,” he said. “Two mem- nie Panuk, from Vero. Padnuk is a from “everyone he meets, everything
bers from the Juilliard String Quartet will bagpiper who, with her bandmates, he’s seen, and everything he’s done.”
be guest artists.” plays what they have dubbed “Celt- Likely because he’s the son of a preacher,
ic punkabilly.” It is, as you might Sinbad’s performances can be profound
The program for the concert on Thurs- imagine, a blending of the iconic without turning profane. Tickets start at
day and Friday includes Bach’s “Cello Suite Celtic sound with rock and punk. $29.50, and show time is 8 p.m. 
No. 1,” which includes Bach’s “Prelude,” When you go, be sure they play
both a challenging and uplifting piece. Lin “The Ballad of Vincent McCarthy”
will perform Beethoven’s lively “Waldstein and share the story, too. They’ll
Sonata,” considered one of the most thrill- play from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On
ing piano sonatas. Both works demand Saturday, Natty’s Common Roots
deft musicianship. takes the stage, playing original
reggae and surf tunes which they
Again, Vila-Haas said, the concert speaks have “created specifically to keep
in a universal language designed to unite, up the good love!” Hear them from
rather than divide. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On Sunday,
singer/songwriter Abby Owens will
“Music is a language that knows no bound- perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ow-
aries of race or politics,” he said. “It has none ens, a Kilted Mermaid regular, is a
of that. When you go to a concert you don’t fifth-generation Floridian, born in
think about who you voted for or your feel- a trailer in an Indiantown orange
ings about immigration status. You think of grove and weighed on a vegetable
how it affects you emotionally. … It’s really scale, as Owens discloses in a lyric
filled with love, passion and happiness.” in “Indiantown,” an EP produced
by alt-country icon Jason Isbell.
“Summer of Love” concert is presented by The former barrel racer has come
the Space Coast Symphony. It begins 7 p.m. very close to making it in Music
Thursday, Aug. 10, at the First Presbyterian City and, when you hear her, you’ll
Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., likely agree she’s right there on the
Vero Beach; and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at edge, ready to fly.
the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N.
Riverside Drive, Indialantic, FL. Tickets are
$25 at the door and $20 in advance. It is free to
those 18 years and younger with student ID.
Call 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSym-
phony.org. 

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Columnist visit than usual. Absolutely the best around,
and the $21.95 portion is large enough to
With apologies to Lord Tennyson, in the satisfy even the hungriest
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of fresh Maine steamers, fried clams and a smaller portion for $18.95,
lobsters. but as my husband says,
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Since there is little likelihood that my Bos-
ton-born husband and I are going to make it Our companion also
up to Ipswich, Kennebunkport or Bailey’s Is- raved over her fried
land this summer, we did the next best thing shrimp dinner. The light-
and headed up A1A to the New England Eat- ly breaded deep fried
ery in Melbourne Beach. jumbo shrimp were very
tender and tasty, topped by
This roadside restaurant is now its third three large fried onion rings.
decade of providing refugees from New En-
gland with the seafood dishes they crave. In On other recent visits, we have
the winter, as you might guess, it is generally enjoyed the broiled Nantucket trio
packed with snow birds – but this extremely ($21.95) – which consists of a flaky filet

Mussels with Pasta.

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scallops the plentiful
When we arrived shortly before 6 p.m. dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
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as well the New ster chunks sweet Hours:
For starters on this visit, my husband Sunday to Wednesday,
(of course) ordered the New England clam England Eat- and savory.
chowder ($4.95), which he rates about the 11 am to 9 pm
very best in this area. I decided to start with ery’s lobster In many years Thursday to Saturday,
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Then for entrées, I ordered the Maine sic lobstah we have nev- 5670 S. Highway A1A,
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ACROSS DOWN
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8 Charm (6) 2 Conflict (6)
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worthless Universe chimney dirt
1 One who
makes and sells 63 Medical grp. 13 Hosp. unit 73 Smug one
fashionable 64 Summer ermine 14 Cousins of ant 74 Russia or Idaho
dresses and 66 Signs up for
hats for women 67 Fabric store lions city
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Latin 75 Setting of Martin 17 Beneficiary of a
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Scorsese’s After lawsuit, at times 84 With 90 Down, A
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quake way 22 Erased actress
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schooling 78 Vincent’s brother 27 Principle 86 A bettor opening
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the sky 81 Making ex-White House 90 See 84 Down
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NORTH

ALWAYS COUNT LOSERS AND WINNERS A63

Alan Stein, a basketball coach and fitness trainer, said, “A winner works hard to achieve K 10 8
success. A loser works hard to find a shortcut.”
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At the bridge table, a winner works hard to count winners and losers. In most trump-suit
contracts, counting losers is best; on others, tallying winners makes it easier to see the AJ874
right line; but on all deals, it is optimum to do both.
WEST EAST
In this deal, how many losers and winners does South have in four hearts? How should he KQJ9
play after West leads the spade king? 62 10 7 4
A 10 7 4
In the auction, I think North was right to start with a takeout double. Yes, if South does K52 5
not have a five-card or longer major, a two-club overcall could work out better, but that
aims at a small target. The double is more flexible. East’s jump to three diamonds was KJ983
pre-emptive. With at least a limit raise, he would have responded two no-trump. (Note that
some pairs invert these meanings over a minor, so that if the opening side has the values Q 10 9 6
to try to make three no-trump, the stronger hand, the opener, will be the declarer.) South
bid what he hoped he could make. SOUTH

Declarer could see four losers (two spades and two diamonds) and nine winners (one 852
spade, seven hearts and one club). His only chance was to establish dummy’s club suit
so that it would provide a 10th trick. However, he needed all three of dummy’s trumps as AQJ9743
entries. The play went: spade ace, club ace, club ruff, heart to dummy’s eight, club ruff
high, trump to dummy, club ruff, heart to the king, cash the club jack (discarding a spade Q6
or a diamond), claim. Success!
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Lin, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. $20; 24 Meows & Mutts at the Marsh, 6:30 2 10th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam, 8 a.m. everyone. $10 & $20. 772-589-5969
students free. 855-252-7276 p.m. at Marsh Landing Restaurant, to 5 p.m. at Mulligan’s Beach House to
Fellsmere with live bluegrass to benefit HALO. benefit Vero Beach Lifeguard Association host- 16 HALO Rescue’s Chase Your Tail 5K,
11 Grill Out Night hosted by Sebastian ed by shore lb. Register at shorelb.com 7:30 a.m. at Sebastian Community
River Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 26 Loves Miracle Hawk Buchmeyer Me- Center to support the no-kill rescue organiza-
to 8 p.m., with participating businesses around morial Run, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside 2 End of Season Luau, 6 p.m. at Heaton’s tion. $25/$30. 772-589-7279
town firing up the heat and competing in the Park to raise CDH awareness. Reef Bar and Grill, with pig roast and en-
Pineapple Challenge. 772-589-5969 16|17 Regular Joe Surf Festival
at north jetty, ‘a contest
13 Cultural Council of IRC presents the for the rest of us’ to benefit Surfrider Founda-
Summerfest Chamber Orchestra, tion Sebastian Inlet Chapter. Sebastianinletsurf-
3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea United Methodist shop.com
Church, with Maestro James Brooks-Bruzz-
ese conducting 20 musicians from around the 16 Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race
world in a program of works by Bach, Mendels- through scenic Vero neighborhoods,
sohn, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Ravel and pieces by 6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from MacWilliam
Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Summerfest Composer Park on Indian River Drive East, with post-race
in Residence. $35; middle through high school festivities to benefit VBHS Cross Country team.
music students free. 772-770-4857 772-569-7364

15 Gator Gathering with University of 23 Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior
Florida Ambassador Steve Spurrier, Fishing Tournament to benefit ORCA,
4:30 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Anglers for Conservation and CCA Florida, 7 a.m.
Treasure Coast Gator Club scholarship fund
with dinner and book signing. $25 & $35. Tc- Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
gatorclub.com in August 4, 2017 Edition 7 LISTEN 1 HIGH
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17 Silver Tones Concert, 10:30 a.m. at 9 SHINBONE 3 SNOOKER
The Brennity, 7955 16th Manor, with 10 EVEN 4 SEVER
donations accepted for Senior Resource Associ- 11 DRESSER 5 SPHERE
ation. 772-299-7900 13 DECOR 6 FOREWORD
15 SPEAK 12 REPORTER
19|20 Special Olympics Area 10 17 OUTSIDE 14 CUSTARD
Swim Meet, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 20 FRET 16 ASTUTE
at North County Aquatic Center. 772-581-7665 21 INTEREST 18 STRIVE
23 GENTLE 19 FILES
24 REVIEW 22 STEM

20 Jazz and Champagne Brunch featur- Sudoku Page B12 Sudoku Page B13 Crossword Page B12 Crossword Page B13 (MAIM THAT TUNE!)
ing the Lee Burlingame Quartet, 11
a.m. at Irish American Club to benefit the no-

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lines in, 2 p.m. lines out, followed at 4 p.m. by to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer
Family Awards Dinner at Capt. Hiram’s. $25 reg- research, education, advocacy and patient ser-
istration includes dinner. Linesinthelagoon.com vices. 772-562-2272

23 Dogtoberfest at Humane Society of 21 Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade
Vero Beach and IRC, with German and Expo, 2 p.m. registration; 4 p.m.
food, beer, hayrides and canine activities. 772- Pawrade at Dogs for Life. 772-567-8969
388-3826
21 Run Vero’s Frightening 4K, 6 p.m.
24 IRRC Game Show Series and Jackpot #1 from South Beach Park, a Hallow-
at Indian River Riding Club, with 8:30 een-themed race followed by free 6:45 kids
a.m. exhibition, 10 a.m. jackpot barrels followed race and festivities to benefit IR Elite Youth
by game show. Indianriverridingclub.org Track Club. 772-569-7364

24 National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 24 | National Estuaries Day 14|15 Marine and Wildlife Art 24 to November 12 - Riverside Theatre
at Environmental Learning Center, with Festival and Craft Show, presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, a
canoeing in mangrove trails, music, crafts and tasked with raising $1,000 apiece in donations Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival and musical tribute on the Stark Stage. 772-231-6990
family fun. Standard admission. 772-589-5050 before they can be released. 772-999-3625 Treasure Coast Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Indian River County Fairgrounds. 954-205-7813 28 Rotary Ring of Fire Chili Challenge, 4
30 Fundraising Golf Tournament to ben- 13-15 Indian River Birding Festival to 9 at Riverside Park hosted by Sun-
efit Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach, and Nature Art Show hosted 21 Dan K. Richardson & William L. Ma- rise Rotary, with entertainment and 7 catego-
8:30 a.m. shotgun start followed by clubhouse by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Peli- rine Golf Classic to benefit Scholar- ries of competition. 772-643-6343
lunch and prizes. $125 pp;$475 per foursome. can Island Audubon Society at Audubon House ship Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
772-770-4424 on Oslo Road. 772-494-6306 at Grand Harbor Golf Club. 772-569-9869 29 Cat-a-comb Café, 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
at Humane Society of Vero Beach and
OCTOBER 14 United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to 21 American Cancer Society Making IRC, celebrating Halloween with a light brunch.
Noon, begins with kickoff breakfast Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 7 772-388-3826
6-28 Oktoberfest Nights, 6 to 9:30 and check-in at Freshman Learning Center be- a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk at Riverside Park
p.m. weekends at Riverside The- fore volunteers team up to complete community NOVEMBER
atre, with live music, German food and seasonal improvement projects. 772-567-8900 ext. 117
beer served in souvenir steins. Free admission. 2 Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero Beach
Hotel and Spa to benefit Save the Chimps,
13 Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp a permanent sanctuary for chimpanzees rescued
Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and from medical labs, entertainment and pet trade.

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