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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2019-11-28 23:05:04

11/29/2019 ISSUE 48


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family took more
than five years Top global planning firm helping
shape future of Centennial Place
By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer
[email protected] PHOTO: KAILA JONES By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer with some of the same appeal as at-
[email protected] tractive riverfront districts in other
Prosecutors were disappointed New Lawnwood Hospital ER towns from Stuart to Cocoa.
that convicted killer Michael David set to open in south Vero Dec. 4 The Vero Beach City Council,
Jones was not sentenced to death which gets new members – and But so far things are looking en-
under Florida law. But if there is By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer facility, near South Vero Square sometimes changes courses – ev- couraging.
any consolation, it is that, instead [email protected] at Oslo Road and U.S.1, is ex- ery year or so, has a history of fum-
of becoming a death row celebri- pected to open Dec. 4. bling the ball in big games. From After first deciding no consul-
ty, Jones will soon be an anony- Starting the middle of next the decade-long absurdist drama tant was needed to create a plan
mous inmate, locked away for life week, some local residents in Last week, officials were still of the electric utility sale to the re- for this exceptional property, the
with no parole in some oppres- need of emergency medical waiting for signage, with noth- cent whiplash reversal over clos- council smartly reversed itself
sive, nondescript state prison. care will have a new 24/7 op- ing more than red block letters ing the swimming pool at Leisure and hired one of the most accom-
tion available toward the south- marking the ambulance en- Square, the council often fails as a plished city planning firms in the
Jones will not be anyone spe- ern end of Indian River County. trance hinting at the purpose of model of municipal effectiveness. world, DPZ CoDesign, which has
cial, and his advanced degrees the beige single-story structure. created hundreds of masterplans
will not matter. Lawnwood Regional Med- Inside, an equally unadorned So, there is no reason to be super on six continents – nothing in Ant-
ical Center, a Level II trauma waiting room is smaller than confident the city will do a good job arctica so far – ranging in extent
He will merely be a number in center in Fort Pierce, has spent the average private practice coming up with and implementing from two to more than 160,000
the Florida Department of Cor- the past year building a satellite physician’s office. That’s be- a plan for Centennial Place – the acres. Included in that portfolio
rections roster. There will be no freestanding emergency room 30-plus acres of prime waterfront are successful plans for the down-
candlelight vigils, no 11th-hour in Vero Beach. The $10 million CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 land flanking the Alma Lee Loy town areas of Naples, Fort Myers
pleas to the governor for clemen- Bridge – which has transformative and West Palm Beach.
cy, no well-intentioned efforts to potential to give Vero Beach an area
save his life. Soon, very few Indi- CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
an River County residents will re-
member Jones existed.

Chief Assistant State Attorney
Tom Bakkedahl said he had the
utmost respect for the time, at-
tention and energy the jury put



NEWS 1-5 PETS 12

To advertise call: 772-559-4187 Virgin rail reveals construction plans for extending service through Indian River
For circulation or where to pick up
your issue call: 772-226-7925 By George Andreassi | Staff Writer company’s proposed Miami to Or- Beach as part of the $2.5 billion ex- media briefing on Nov. 21 about
© 2019 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. lando high-speed passenger rail pansion of the passenger rail line. how the bridges are being built.
Virgin Trains USA expects to service – one of many construc-
spend more than $20 million and tion challenges Virgin Trains must A massive construction crane Lessons learned on relatively
take more than two years to replace deal with. towering over the Taylor Creek rail- shorter railroad bridges along SR
the 93-year-old St. Sebastian River road bridge construction platform 528 as tracks are extended from
Railroad Bridge linking Brevard In fact, VTUSA is deploying con- on the south side of Beachline Ex- Cocoa to Orlando will be applied to
and Indian River counties. struction teams to build 55 bridges pressway/State Road 528 provided longer bridge replacement projects
between Orlando and West Palm the backdrop for a Virgin Trains
The bridge is a vital link in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

2 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

JUSTICE SLOW FOR DUVES The state had been essentially ready to Under pressure from Judge Cox to get $150,000 to try to keep a defendant like
try the case for a long time but procras- things moving, the defense turned over Jones off death row? Sadly, not much.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tination on the part of the three-lawyer another batch of documents every two
defense team seemed to have dragged the month throughout 2018. Last week, As- Would doing away with the death pen-
into the Jones case. But Bakkedahl says it case out that extra couple of years. sistant Public Defender Stanley Glenn alty in Florida help stop the bleeding of
“really p---es him off” that it took so long reported to Judge Vaughn that Public De- dollars spent on all these medical ex-
to get justice for the family of the woman Bakkedahl said the Vero Beach Police fender Diamond Litty‘s office had known perts? Bakkedahl says no, not in his opin-
Jones killed, 26-year-old Moorings resident Department’s detective bureau did an ex- costs to date of $154,436.26 for Jones’ de- ion. If there was no death penalty, de-
and Sebastian River Medical Center nurse cellent job pulling the evidence together fense. fense lawyers would then argue that life
Diana Duve. in prison with no possibility of parole is
NEWS ANALYSIS And there are probably bills outstand- a cruel and unusual punishment, and the
Bakkedahl and co-counsel Assistant ing. It’s tough to imagine that every last experts would be brought in to reduce the
State Attorney Brian Workman were in- and contacting witnesses. But then pros- invoice from the pricey medical experts sentences further.
volved with the case from the very begin- ecutors had to hold that case together the defense used to try to convince the
ning in the summer of 2014, when Duve while witnesses changed jobs or moved jury Jones had brain damage, trauma He said that is the trend in the juvenile
was reported missing and foul play was out of state, and while their memories of from child abuse, and various other mal- justice system right now, where “brain
suspected. events became more and more distant. adies has been received – especially since science” is pushing up the age where of-
one doctor was still present in court the fenders are responsible for their actions
“I met Diana’s parents when we were To compound the situation, the case morning the sentence was handed down. to the mid-20s when the brain’s frontal
getting ready to go to the Grand Jury,” was continued no fewer than 10 times, lobe is said to be mostly or fully formed.
Bakkedahl says. “I can remember it just which meant three different judges were He had been there to observe for two
like it was yesterday. I remember saying assigned to it. It started out with Judge extra days after he testified, at $300 per With 28 years and more than 10
to them, look, you need to be patient . Robert Pegg. Then Judge Cynthia Cox in- hour. The most expensive of the defense first-degree murder cases under his belt,
. . and telling them it would take two or herited the case and tried to keep the de- experts, radiologist Dr. Michael Foley, Bakkedahl is undeterred by these trou-
three years.” fense counsel on track by hauling them told the court his billing rate was $1,000 bling trends in the criminal justice system.
into court once a month to report on their per hour. In his leadership role, he tells younger
In the end, it took five and a half years. progress. Finally, Judge Dan Vaughn took prosecutors to meet these challenges head
Duve’s parents sat about 10 feet from over in January and saw it through. State Attorney Bruce Colton’s office on. Beating the medical experts doesn’t re-
Workman and Bakkedahl every single day presented its own battery of experts to quire a medical degree or even specialized
of the jury selection and the trial. If a day One huge bone of contention in those beat back the defense’s onslaught of doc- technical knowledge, he said.
of testimony or a judge’s ruling did not go unpleasant status conferences with Cox tors, but the prosecution’s tab for the con-
well – there were a couple of those bad days throughout 2017 was the defense’s unwill- viction and the sentence of life in prison “I always tell the young lawyers com-
– Bakkedahl and Workman not only had to ingness to turn over discovery material. was not as expensive for taxpayers as the ing up, the most important thing is that
overcome that and come back swinging in The defense’s first batch of supplemental defense’s efforts. these experts don’t have control of the
the next round, but they also had to turn discovery was provided to the state on facts. The facts and the truth,” he said.
around and face Duve’s mother. March 20, 2018, according to the official “We maybe spent $30,000 on the state’s “I can’t debate these doctors about their
“You can feel it, that’s a lot of pres- court docket record. By that time, the pros- whole case,” Bakkedahl said. medical specialty, but they can’t touch
sure. The family is sitting right there,” ecution had already released 58 batches of me when I try to understand the facts. All
Bakkedahl said. discovery documents to the defense. What can the taxpayers do about a you’ve got to do is bring out the facts and
system that takes five and a half years to get to the truth.” 
try a murder case and spends more than

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CENTENNIAL PLACE Other ideas that have been floated in-
clude a skateboard park, a zipline, a village
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of tiny houses – possibly set aside as afford-
able housing for teachers – a botanical gar-
At the same time, the city has launched den with Florida plants or a wetland area.
what DPZ project manager F. Xavier Igle-
sias calls an “unprecedented” public en- That is not to mention a whole universe
gagement effort to gather ideas about what of things that could be built inside the
the Centennial Place plan should include. powerplant if it is preserved.

So Vero residents, whose children and Obviously, some of those components
grandchildren will be using Centennial might clash and the whole site end up as
Place for the next 100 years, are being in- a hodgepodge if planning was substandard
volved early and often, and all the compet- – which is where the world-class experts
ing and complimentary ideas that emerge come in.
will be winnowed, shaped and blended by
world-class experts to produce a final plan “The design skill is in weaving the best
the public can vote to implement or reject. ideas together into a harmonious, layered
whole,” Duany said.
“I think it will be relatively easy to come
up with a successful plan because the site “It is a very large site – as big as the
is so large and has so many zones,” said historic area of St. Augustine, including
DPZ co-founder and creative powerhouse Flagler College – so it can accommodate
Andrés Martin Duany, who sat down for many ideas, and different parts of the site
an exclusive interview with Vero News last are different in character. People think it is
week to share his thoughts about the site all about the waterfront, and we say, yes,
and the city’s aspirations for it. these four things go on the waterfront,
done. What else do you have?”
“The aspirations are enormous,” Dua-
ny said. “There are many ideas, and as the DPZ last week put up an interactive
ideas come in, we will be able to place the website,, where
components in appropriate locations on anyone who is feeling creative or cares
the site.” about what happens at Centennial Place
– which some of the “Old Guard” still call
To get a sense of what Duany means, by the inspired name Three Corners – can
consider this: The riverfront tip of property propose and discuss ideas over the next
that sticks out into the lagoon past the lit- two months.
tle harbor where barges full of oil used to
dock, bringing fuel to the power plant, is This gives community members a
larger than Humiston Park. Behind that is a chance to “talk among yourselves” prior to
second wide-open “zone” not right on the a series of public meetings the last week in
water that is the size of Jaycee Park. January where proposals will be discussed
and preliminary decisions made. Accord-
Then you come to the plant itself – which ing to DPZ, members of the project steer-
could be preserved as part of the project ing committee, which includes the five City
if the city council so decides after hear- Council members and five appointed citi-
ing from the public. The building, which zens, will monitor the site and respond to
Duany admires and compares in extent to questions and proposals.
medieval cathedrals like Norte Dame and
Chartres, is enormous, more than six times “The city has put a focus on public en-
as large as the beautifully renovated diesel gagement that is unprecedented in our ex-
powerplant downtown that now houses a perience doing hundreds of projects,” said
thriving restaurant and bar. Iglesias, “Having the kick-off two months
ahead of the public meetings is unusual
Could a reimagined “Big Blue” become and very helpful. They really want the com-
something like the one-time naval muni- munity involved.”
tions complex which was converted into
the now world famous Torpedo Factory Art After the public meetings at the end of
Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia? January, DPZ will present its first draft of
“five scenarios that will reflect that week’s
Beyond the powerplant is another zone work,” Iglesias said.
between the building and Indian River
Boulevard that is the size of A.W. Young Options DPZ will offer will include land
Park banking the property and leaving it for a
future generation to develop; a plan that
And then you have another property as suits the site’s immediate neighbors; a plan
big as all these put together on the south that reflects the website input; a plan that
side of bridge. reflects what the steering committee is
leaning toward; and DPZ’s own best con-
Component ideas that have gained trac- cept. “We always have a proposition, but we
tion so far include a Youth Sailing Founda- are always ready to change or adapt it,” Dua-
tion facility that would bring lots of people ny said.
onto the site on a regular basis for classes
and be a point of civic pride as Vero sailors The five plans “will be very well depict-
continue to win races in regattas up and ed but still in need of refinements,” Iglesias
down the coast; restaurants and shops along said. “Those refinements will continue until
the water: public docks for boats on the In- the beginning of May – with updated drafts
tracoastal Waterway whose captains turn in presented to the city in March and April.”
to dine or shop; a fishing pier; an amphithe-
ater for public concerts and other events; The final report, consisting of site and
and landscaped park space with benches, architectural plans, 3-D imagery, tables (in-
fountains and other public amenities. cluding cost estimates), and explanatory
text, will be presented to the City Council the


4 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

CENTENNIAL PLACE ing committee as we near the May finish line, VIRGIN TRAINS USA We will remove the unused superstructure of
it is entirely possible that two contenders the west bridge,” Cegelis said. “The existing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 could go before the citizenry” for a vote. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 single track that is in use will continue.”

week of May 5, according to Iglesias. Whatever happens, Duany would like to at the St. Sebastian River, St. Lucie River and “Then we will drive piles for the new
“It’s likely that some scenarios will receive see it happen fast once a decision is made. Crane Creek, said Michael Cegelis, VTUSA bridge in between the bents of the existing
“We don’t want to wait lifetimes,” he said. executive vice president for infrastructure. bridge and build the superstructure right on
more detailing, or be blended together, while “We want to say, ‘This is what you voted for. top of the alignment for the existing bridge,”
others will be retired as the process moves OK. We will be breaking ground next week.’ Once the expansion is completed, VTU- Cegelis said. “Then we will divert train traffic
forward,” Iglesias said. “The website should SA plans to run 34 passenger trains per day onto the new bridge at which point we can
help gauge which scenarios garner the most “The site has great potential. Hopefully through Indian River County at speeds of up demolish and remove the old bridge and
public support.” ideas that are worthy of it will emerge.” to 110 mph en route between Orlando Inter- then build the second bridge.”
national Airport and downtown Miami.
Things could change as the process pro- Hopefully. The start-up date for passenger service
ceeds, but “the current idea is to help the This is Vero Beach after all, and the city Construction on a new 1,625-foot-long between Orlando and Miami has been
city arrive at one plan that can be formatted doesn’t have a great track record for clear railroad bridge across the St. Sebastian River pushed back from mid- to late-2022, VTUSA
into a referendum for the citizens to vote on conceptualization and timely, effective im- could start by the end of the year and take up officials disclosed during a three-hour media
– ideally in November 2020. If one plan is not plementation when big issues are in play. to 30 months, VTUSA officials said. tour and briefing featuring several construc-
selected as the outright winner by the steer- But who knows? Things are off to a good tion sites.
start.  “What we’re doing at Sebastian River is:
“We’re targeting the end of 2022 to deliver
this project and begin operations,” said VTU-
SA President and CEO Patrick Goddard.

Virgin Trains started running passenger
trains between West Palm Beach and Fort
Lauderdale in January 2018 and added its
Miami station that May.

Virgin Trains is also negotiating with the
Florida Department of Transportation and
Central Florida Expressway Authority to
lease land along highways for the extension
of passenger service to Tampa, Goddard
said. Stations could be built at Walt Disney
World and other theme parks.

Virgin Trains showed off its new station
at Orlando International Airport on Nov.
21 during a media tour of the 35-mile rail
corridor under construction along SR 528
between the airport and Cocoa, where the
new rails will connect with the historic Flor-
ida East Coast Railway tracks. The project
features the construction of 30 bridges over
roads and waterways.

VTUSA will replace another 25 railroad
bridges on the 135-miles of FECR right-of-
way between Cocoa and West Palm Beach.

“We’re replacing all the bridges,” Cegelis
said. “We are rehabilitating the existing track.
We’re building an entirely new second track.”

Permitting for the bridges was a “major
hurdle” that took five years, Cegelis said.

The St. Sebastian River Railroad Bridge
replacement project is the longest on the
entire route, but otherwise not particularly
challenging, Cegelis said.

A construction trestle will be erected
alongside the old bridge so there’s a platform
for equipment, workers and materials, Cege-
lis said. The structure will be strong enough
to support a massive crane that can lift 200
tons. “It is the method we are using for al-
most all of the bridges on our alignment,”
Cegelis said. “We’ll build a side-running
trestle then put a crane on it and the con-
struction materials are delivered from the
side-running trestle to the permanent loca-
tion on the bridge.”

The Orlando to Miami passenger service
will start without the proposed $100 million
vertical lift bridge across the St. Lucie River in
Stuart, which would replace a low-clearance
81-year-old single-track drawbridge.

“We will continue to operate on the exist-
ing St. Lucie Bridge when we start revenue
service at the end of this Phase 2 project,”
Cegelis said. 

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS November 29, 2019 5

NEW ER SET TO OPEN dian River, have hired navigators to try to tially incurs fees at both. ized medical procedure or major surgery,
divert non-emergency patients to urgent MedExpress Urgent Care, just up the for example, the patient would be stabi-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 care centers or primary care providers, lized and taken to a hospital.
Lawnwood has not yet provided guidelines road from the new Lawnwood ED, said ur-
cause arriving patients will be taken to an on when to opt for the freestanding ED over gent care centers “are a great option for the Which hospital that would be – Cleve-
exam room immediately after checking in. urgent care or a hospital ER. unexpected, everyday illness and injury,” land Clinic Indian River, Lawnwood, or
like a stomach bug, earache or urinary tract even Sebastian River Medical Center – was
There are 10 such rooms at the new That is an important issue for patients infection. “They can also provide more ad- still an open question last Friday, though
Lawnwood ED, including one equipped because costs at freestanding EDs are vanced offerings such as X-rays, EKGs, labs, Lawnwood officials stress the patient’s
for pediatric patients. There’s also a large much higher than at urgent care centers minor surgery, treatment for broken bones wishes come first, provided the patient
resuscitation room where multiple prac- and are comparable to costs at a hospital and sprains and stitches.” is conscious and can make those wishes
titioners can tend to a severely ill patient, emergency room. Both charge a facility fee; known.
along with a secure “safe” room for mental an urgent care center does not. But life-threatening conditions includ-
health emergencies. ing chest pain, seizures and major head in- Otherwise, the ED’s providers will make
At the same time, an urgent care center juries “always require a trip to the ER,” the that decision. Lawnwood Medical Center
The facility has a lab, and is equipped that isn’t equipped to deal with a serious MedExpress spokesperson said. is 12 miles from the freestanding ED, with
with CT scan, X-ray and mobile ultrasound illness or injury will end up sending the a drive estimated at 24 minutes. Cleveland
equipment; images will be read remotely by patient to an emergency department, de- Still, the Lawnwood facility is not Clinic Indian River is less than half that dis-
radiologists at Lawnwood in Fort Pierce. laying treatment while the patient poten- equipped to fully handle all emergencies. If tance, a 13-minute drive. 
the symptoms or injuries require a special-
There will always be one physician on-
site in Vero, with doctors on rotation from
the Fort Pierce hospital’s ER. As things get
busier, a nurse practitioner or physician
assistant may be added, according to a
spokesperson. In addition, the staff in-
cludes 12 registered nurses, most recruited
from other HCA hospitals.

The clinic, built by Proctor Construction,
is in the southeast corner of the county
near a corridor of considerable residen-
tial expansion. When the ED opens, south
county families and retirees will be closer
to emergency care, and people through-
out the county will have a round-the-clock
alternative to the ERs at Cleveland Clinic
Indian River Hospital and Sebastian River
Medical Center.

Freestanding EDs have proliferated in
recent years, with HCA – Lawnwood’s par-
ent company and the largest publicly trad-
ed health system in the country – having
199 such facilities. The Vero center is HCA’s
third freestanding ED to open this year and
plans for a fourth were just announced.

In all, there are 67 freestanding EDs in
Florida, with the first opening in Ocala in
2002. The Treasure Coast’s only other free-
standing ED was built in St. Lucie West in
2008 by what was then Martin Memorial
Hospital. That hospital is now owned by
Cleveland Clinic Florida, acquired last year
as part of the Martin Health system.

With HCA losing out to Cleveland Clinic
in its bid to take over Indian River Medical
Center, the new Lawnwood ED marks the
for-profit hospital operator’s first physical
presence in Indian River County. A spokes-
person declined to comment on any plans
to one day own a hospital in the county.

Emergency rooms attached to hospitals
are a key driver for in-patient admissions.
While freestanding emergency depart-
ments claim to relieve overcrowded hos-
pital ERs, it’s not clear local hospitals are
asking for help.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River says ER vis-
its are up 4 percent this year, but Sebastian
River Medical Center’s ER visits were down
nearly 25 percent in the first quarter, as
compared with the same quarter last year.
Those were the latest figures available from
the state; Sebastian River did not respond
to requests for more recent figures.

And while some hospital emergency
rooms, including at Cleveland Clinic In-

6 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

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and is usually caused by an upper respira-
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“It’s not a quick diagnosis,” Tudor ex- which means that with these hyper-sensi-
plains. “We have to check out all of the sys- tized nerves, we slow them down a bit.”
tems that could be involved first. It’s not
quick. Sometimes it takes months.” NIH agrees with Tudor. It says, “recent
success in the treatment of neurogenic
That’s because, at present, there is no cough with agents used for treating neuro-
test specifically for neurogenic cough. pathic pain such as gabapentin have had
great success.”
But there are medications to treat it.
“There are more and more well-accepted So, if you’ve been bothered by a per-
medications to treat this now,” Tudor says. sistent cough for months or even years that
“Something like Gabapentin, which is kind no one could figure out, it might be wise to
of the first line of treatment for neurogenic obtain a referral to see an Otolaryngologist
cough. A lot of us are using that more and or ENT like Tudor and talk about what’s new
more these days. in treating a chronic neurogenic cough.
“There are some other options; the group
of medications called tricyclic anti-depres- Dr. Seth Tudor is with Steward Health
sants also are used for this. Not for anti-de- Care’s Sebastian River Medical Center. His
pressant effect, but for their effects on the office is at 12920 U.S. 1, Suite B in Sebastian.
nerves. They’re kind of neuro-modulators, The phone number is 772-228-9808. 

are very familiar with peripheral neuropa- Tudor says diagnosing a neurogenic
thy, where you get numbness and tingling in cough “is a diagnosis of exclusion … that
your feet. means you have to rule out everything else
that can cause a cough before you can say,
“In diabetes, that’s from damage to the ‘Oh, this is just irritated nerves.’”
nerves from having a chronically elevated
sugar level, but the same sort of thing can That diagnosis probably starts with a vis-
happen to other nerves, which can cause ir- it to your primary care physician followed
ritation in the throat” that has nothing to do by a chest X-ray and then a visit to a pulmo-
with a cold or flu virus or irritating allergens. nologist and possibly a visit to an allergist.

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Nancy Baker, MD • Christina Namvar, DO • Mark Sultzman, PA-C, PharmD

8 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Advanced prostate cancer treatable, but not curable

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer way to eliminate the production of testos- flashes, mood swings, fatigue, tiredness Dr. Raul Storey.
[email protected] terone involves a word few men want to and gynecomastia or the increase in the
hear: castration. volume of the breast tissue in men,” along PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
Most of what’s written about prostate with osteoporosis and overall decreases in
cancer these days is about the early detec- So what happens when prostate cancer bone mass. detection procedures.
tion and treatment of the disease. metastasizes that would make castration And there is vastly improved imaging
sound like a viable option? There is, however, at least a little good
That’s largely because early detection news when it comes to treating advanced equipment and other operation room tech-
and early treatment are the areas where Well, for starters, in most cases, the can- prostate cancer. nology that allows tissue samples to be col-
there have been significant changes and cer spreads from the prostate gland to the lected from multiple areas of the prostate
improvements in recent years. lymph nodes and then into the bones. The Certain drugs, including Eligard, Lupron gland so cancerous cells can’t “hide” nearly
abdominal pain caused by those lymph and Trelstar, suppress the production of as easily as they used to.
But not a lot has changed since the mid- nodes being attacked by cancer can be testosterone by the testicles while two
1940s in the treatment of advanced pros- quite severe. And, if the cancer spreads to newly FDA approved medications, Xtandi If you do have advanced prostate cancer,
tate cancer that has metastasized. your bones, it will cause bone pain and po- and Zytiga, are able to block testosterone your best bet is to consult an oncologist like
tentially catastrophic bone breaks, too. production in not only the testicles but in Storey for a more comprehensive review of
Doctors can treat – but not cure – ad- other areas of the body such as the adrenal your options which might also include che-
vanced prostate cancer, and the treatments For men with advanced prostate can- glands and the tumor itself. motherapy or radiation treatments.
can be tough. cer that all makes for something of a Hob-
son’s choice. And there is even better news about di- If you don’t have prostate cancer, the
That’s pretty scary given that the M.D. agnosis. best move is to take advantage of today’s
Anderson Cancer Center says “prostate Castration – either surgical or through vastly improved screening and diagnos-
cancer is the most common cancer among medications – may well put an end to bone Modern diagnostic procedures such tic advances and not wait for symptoms
men in the United States [with] more than and lymph node pain by shutting off the as transperineal biopsies – performed to appear.
192,000 cases are diagnosed each year.” production of testosterone, but as Storey through the skin between the scrotum and
The American Cancer Society estimates says, “patients can develop all the similar the rectum rather than through the rec- Dr. Raul Storey is with Florida Cancer
some 2,290 Floridians will die of the dis- side effects as someone without any hor- tum itself – now help minimize the risk of Specialists and Research Institute in Vero
ease this year alone. mone activity [including] night sweats, hot infection and sepsis complications in early Beach. His office in Vero is at 3730 7th Ter-
race, Suite 101, where the phone number is
That last figure, however, may not por- 772-581-0528. In Sebastian his office is at
tray the full extent of the problem. No one 13060 U.S. 1. The phone number there is
really knows how many cases of prostate 772-589-5814. 
cancer – statewide or nationally – go undi-
agnosed until the cancer has spread to oth-
er parts of the body.

If and when that happens, a death cer-
tificate is likely to list “cancer” rather than
“prostate cancer” as the cause of death.

If advanced prostate cancer is diag-
nosed, treatment can be draconian.

No one is more aware of that than Dr.
Raul Storey, an oncology and hematology
expert with Florida Cancer Specialists.

“It has been since the 1940s,” Storey ex-
plains, “that the correlation between tes-
tosterone and the growth of prostate can-
cer” was first recognized.

Basically, he says, the male hormone tes-
tosterone actually feeds or at least triggers
cancerous cells to grow.

“If we are able to suppress or eliminate
the production of testosterone in patients,
we realized [the incidents of] prostate can-
cer declined or improved.

That’s all well and good but the easiest

10 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Why seniors get fewer fevers, despite infections

By Fred Cicetti fined as microbes that cause disease. In-
fectious diseases caused by microbes are
Q. Is it my imagination, but am I getting the leading cause of death.
fewer fevers than I did when I was younger?
Microbes are microscopic organisms
The immune system doesn’t function that are everywhere. Some microbes
as efficiently in older adults as it does cause disease. Others are essential for
in younger people. The body’s fever re- health. Most microbes belong to one of
sponse to infection is not always auto- four major groups: bacteria, viruses, fun-
matic in elderly people. More than 20 gi or protozoa.
percent of adults over age 65 who have
serious bacterial infections do not have Bacteria are made up of only one cell.
fevers. Less than 1 percent of them cause dis-
eases in humans. Harmless bacteria live
This brings us to germs, which are de- in human intestines, where they help to

digest food. Foods such as yogurt and A variety of germs come from house-
cheese are made using bacteria. hold pets. Dog and cat saliva can contain
any of more than 100 different germs that
Some bacteria produce dangerous poi- can make you sick.
sons. Botulism, a severe form of food poi-
soning, is caused by toxins from bacteria. Mosquitoes may be the most common
However, several vaccines are made from insect carriers of disease. Mosquitoes
bacterial toxins. can transmit malaria. Fleas that pick up
bacteria from rodents can then transmit
Viruses are among the smallest mi- plague to humans. The tiny deer tick can
crobes. They consist of one or more mol- infect humans with Lyme disease.
ecules that contain the virus’ genes sur-
rounded by a protein coat. Most viruses We become immune to germs natu-
cause disease. They invade normal cells rally and artificially. Before birth, we
then multiply. received natural immunity from our
mothers. Once we are exposed to a germ,
There are millions of types of fungi. we develop natural immunity to it from
The most familiar ones are mushrooms, special cells in our immune systems. Ar-
yeast, mold and mildew. Some live in the tificial or induced immunity can come
human body, usually without causing ill- from vaccines.
ness. In fact, only about half of all types
of fungi cause disease in humans. Pen- Most infections caused by microbes
icillin and other antibiotics, which kill fall into three major groups: acute in-
harmful bacteria in our bodies, are made fections, chronic infections and latent
from fungi. infections. The common cold is an acute
infection. Hepatitis C, which affects the
Protozoa are a group of microscopic liver, is a chronic viral infection. Chick-
one-celled animals. In humans, protozoa enpox is an example of a latent infection
usually cause disease. Some protozoa, that can emerge many years later and
like plankton, are food for marine ani- causes a disease called “shingles.”
mals. Malaria is caused by a protozoan
parasite. Handwashing is a simple and effective
way to stop the transmission of germs.
You can get infected by germs from Health care experts recommend scrub-
other people in many different ways, bing your hands vigorously for at least 15
including transmission through the air seconds with soap and water.
from coughing or sneezing, direct con-
tact such as kissing or sexual intercourse, It is especially important to wash your
and touching infectious material on a hands before touching food, after cough-
doorknob, telephone, automated teller ing or sneezing, after changing a diaper,
machine or a diaper. and after using the toilet. 

Spacious, 6-bedroom Vero Lago
home perfect for a large family

5531 43rd Court in Vero Lago: 6-bedroom, 4-bath, 3,200-square-foot home
offered for $319,000 by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services listing agent Dan Downey: 772-713-6314

12 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE

Spacious Vero Lago home is perfect for a large family

By Debbie Carson | Staff Writer stead, the Lucases have created a large din- feel as though they had their own suite, a equipped with a bar counter that provides
[email protected] ing room that accommodates their pooch’s quiet and private space for their stay. another eat-in option.
bed and their son’s garage – a place for
When the Lucas family moved into the Moose’s dog bed and a spot for their 4-year- Down the hall from the dining room is The garage accommodates two vehicles
house at 43rd Court in Vero Lago a little old’s electric Lightning McQueen. the wide-open kitchen and massive family easily and has overhead shelving along
over two years ago, they knew their time room that easily accommodates extended with recessed wall shelves for additional
would be limited. Jeff Lucas’ career re-
quires them to relocate frequently. And
now that time has come.

But in the few short years they’ve called
Vero Lago home, the six-bedroom, four-
bath, two-story house has been the place
for extended family gatherings.

“It’s great for entertaining,” said Berk-
shire Hathaway Home Services listing
agent Dan Downey. The ground floor is
large and open, allowing hosts to work in
the kitchen while remaining part of the

Even when not entertaining, Jeff’s wife,
Wren Lucas, said the floor plan allows her
to clean up the kitchen and still keep the
children in sight.

“We lucked out,” Jeff said, referring to Off the front room are a hall closet, full family and friends on special occasions. storage. A large, stainless refrigerator in
the upgrades the previous owners put into bath, and a bedroom – one of six and the The kitchen has room for a small din- the garage will convey with the property
the home. Lovely cream-colored granite only one on the ground floor. Though the and is a life-saver when the time for enter-
tops the kitchen counters. Cabinetry and Lucases use it more as an office and fitness ing area next to the sliding glass doors out taining comes along.
flooring, too, are a cut above the basic space, it would work well as a guest room to the large fenced backyard that over-
builder grade. for those who would rather not climb a looks the lake. The kitchen peninsula is The garage also has a transfer switch
flight of stairs. allowing for the house to run on a genera-
Coming in the front door, you walk into a tor if electricity goes out in a storm. There
large space that could easily accommodate Being close to the front of the house, is no generator now, but the hookup is in
both a dining and formal sitting room. In- guests staying on the ground floor would place if a new owner installs one outside.

Up the carpeted stairs are the remain-
ing five bedrooms – one for each child, the
master, and two guest rooms. Also at the
top of the stairs is a bonus space the Lu-
cases use as the children’s playroom. The
previous owners had older children and
had outfitted the space with a pool table,
Jeff said.

Each of the bedrooms has a ceiling fan
as well as a walk-in closet – the master has
two. The closets all have an A/C vent to
keep storage climate controlled.

There are two hall bathrooms on the

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second floor – one for the kids and the FEATURES FOR 5531 43RD COURT its shopping and dining options and U.S.
other meant for guests. 1. “Everything’s an easy drive,” Jeff said.
Neighborhood: Vero Lago
The master suite, which overlooks the Lot size: 53 feet by 150 feet When they were relocating to the area
backyard and lake, has its own bathroom Construction: Concrete block and stucco • Year built: 2007 from the Washington, D.C., area, Jeff and
with a shower/tub combo, sink, and par- Size: 3,200 square feet under air Wren happened upon Vero Lago – which
tially enclosed water closet. There is space Bedrooms: 6 • Bathrooms: 4 split the difference between his Fort Pierce
to install a separate shower and replace Additional features: Large, open floor plan; tile flooring on job and her work in Palm Bay.
the shower/tub with a spa tub. There is ground floor, carpet on second floor; bonus room; fenced yard
also room to extend the vanity and install overlooks lake; upgraded kitchen with stainless steel applianc- The clubhouse and its amenities, the
a second sink. es; 2 new HVAC systems; wired for generator; HOA-provided fenced yard and extra bedrooms, as well as
home security system and lawn maintenance; community the bonus space atop the stairs all spoke
“There’s plenty of space to make it their center with pool, gym, tennis and pickleball courts; sidewalks to the Lucases. Another bonus? No lawn
own,” Jeff said of changes new owners and streetlights; gated community; social committee provides care. The HOA takes care of the yards in
might want to make to the en suite. Had numerous community activities, especially around holidays; the subdivision.
the family been able to stay longer in Vero Trick-or-Treating is big, as are decorating homes for just about
Lago before relocating, that was the next Moving from a townhome in D.C. where
project he had in mind to tackle. every holiday the Lucases didn’t have a yard to take care
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of, Jeff said it was nice finding a neighbor-
“It’s a lot of house,” Jeff said, adding that hood in Vero that didn’t require him to buy
it was the right size for his family given Listing agent: Dan Downey, 772-713-6314 a lawnmower and battle the heat.
how much their extended family enjoyed Listing price: $319,000
coming to visit. Now, the family is gearing up for a move
back north – this time to Pennsylvania –
He liked the location, too, a short drive just in time for snow and ice.
away from the beach. “You have the joy of
the beach without the expense,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the seasons,”
Wren said, adding that she’s glad they
Vero Lago, located at 53rd Street and hadn’t gotten rid of their heavy coats and
58th Avenue, is close to Route 60 with all other cold-weather clothes. 

14 November 29, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE



A solid week in the mainland real estate market saw 28 single-family residences and lots change
hands (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment at
1215 Marina Village Circle #402 – first listed in June for $709,000 – sold for $693,000 on Nov. 21.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Diane Marie De Francisci of Alex MacWilliam,
Inc. Representing the buyer was agent Michael Bottalico of Alex MacWilliam, Inc.


VERO BEACH 1215 MARINA VILLAGE CIR #402 6/22/2019 $709,000 11/21/2019 $465,000
VERO BEACH 705 FORTUNELLA CIR SW 9/30/2019 $475,000 11/19/2019 $450,000
VERO BEACH 2857 SAINT BARTS SQ 10/11/2019 $469,000 11/19/2019 $399,000
VERO BEACH 560 32ND AVE 10/8/2019 $399,000 11/19/2019 $380,000
VERO BEACH 6244 COVERTY PL 2/7/2019 $399,990 11/18/2019 $345,000
VERO BEACH 8317 PALADIN SQ 7/14/2019 $371,920 11/18/2019 $309,000
SEBASTIAN 138 MIDVALE TER 10/2/2019 $319,900 11/18/2019 $285,494
SEBASTIAN 424 SANDCREST CIRCLE 10/3/2019 $285,494 11/20/2019 $274,900
SEBASTIAN 852 JORDAN AVE 4/24/2019 $279,900 11/20/2019 $248,900
SEBASTIAN 531 BALBOA ST 7/6/2019 $243,900 11/18/2019 $245,000
VERO BEACH 1015 9TH LN 10/15/2019 $239,900 11/22/2019 $239,900
VERO BEACH 876 22ND PL 11/14/2019 $239,900 11/18/2019 $235,000
VERO BEACH 6865 51ST AVE 10/3/2019 $235,000 11/22/2019 $235,000
VERO BEACH 5920 SPICEWOOD LN 9/27/2019 $249,000 11/20/2019

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705 Fortunella Cir SW, Vero Beach 2857 Saint Barts Sq, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 9/30/2019 Listing Date: 10/11/2019
Original Price: $475,000 Original Price: $469,000
Sold: 11/19/2019 Sold: 11/19/2019
Selling Price: $465,000 Selling Price: $450,000
Listing Agent: David Decker Listing Agent: Kelly Fischer

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

Buzz MacWilliam Gretchen Hanson

Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Florida

560 32nd Ave, Vero Beach 6244 Coverty Pl, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 10/8/2019 Listing Date: 2/7/2019
Original Price: $399,000 Original Price: $399,990
Sold: 11/19/2019 Sold: 11/18/2019
Selling Price: $399,000 Selling Price: $380,000
Listing Agent: Scott Reynolds Listing Agent: Sherri Sproch

Selling Agent: ONE Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty

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Adam Schnell.
Coming Up
WARM YOUR HEART Cuban artists tell ‘powerful story’
AT THEATRE FOR in Foosaner exhibit PAGE B2

By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Wear your woolly socks: It’s
going to get “Frozen.” Actually
“Frozen JR.” Riverside’s exception-
al Theatre for Kids has launched
theater careers for many talented
local kids over the years and if, by
chance, you’ve never seen one these
productions, now is the time. Open-
ing Thursday, Dec. 5, on the Stark
Stage, and based on the wildly pop-
ular Disney film “Frozen,” the stage
musical “Frozen JR.” will tell the
already-beloved story of sister prin-
cesses, “fearless optimist Anna and
her older sister Elsa,” who, explains
Wikipedia, have “the power to
freeze objects and people, but can’t
control it.” When Elsa inherits the
throne, she inadvertently plunges
the kingdom into eternal winter. All
the terrific songs from the film are
there, plus five new ones, as well as
the “actual stars of the movie,” Sven
the reindeer and Olaf the snowman.
“When faced with danger,” summa-
rizes the show promo, “Anna and


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Cuban artists tell ‘powerful story’ in Foosaner exhibit

By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent Henry Ballate, artist and curator. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER A perfect example of that are the dis-
[email protected] quieting collages by Aldo Menendez. His
sive atmosphere in Cuba, the art there Art” and eventually censored, all of the pieces turn objects into people and peo-
Vivid color and artful excellence may f lourished. work by these young Cuban artists faced ple into objects. He gained in notoriety
take your breath away in the Foosaner Art censorship. It undermined the communist after founding a silk screening workshop
Museum’s current exhibition, “Crosscur- Much like 1930s German expressionistic party line of what art should be, Funk said. that still exists in Havana. He also created
rents: Contemporary Selections from the art which the Nazis labeled as “Degenerate graphic imagery for magazines in Havana.
Rodríguez Collection of Cuban Artists.” But
linger just a bit and you’ll discover provoca- “He superimposes different negatives
tive works that compel you to think. to create a reality that is fantastic,” Funk
said. “He’s a conceptual photographer and
Indeed, this is exciting stuff. “Crosscur- basically showing a variety of reality and
rents,” which is on view through March 14, absurdity of our existence.”
2020, at the Melbourne venue, comprises
56 works by 19 artists, all of whom were Adriano Buergo’s “Rostro Roto” (Broken
born in Cuba, studied in Havana and im- Face), an acrylic on canvas, proposes the
migrated to the United States in the 1990s. story of present-day Cuba.

Overall, the show is an honest one, filled The image is of a broken fan which sug-
with self-expression and consideration. gests the image of a face. It shows bandag-
Many of the pieces have political points es holding together what could represent
of view, which may be uncomfortable for a cranium. While at the bottom, a cottony
some viewers but righteous for others. smile of sorts is taped onto the lower half
of the “face.”
Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s executive di-
rector and chief curator of university mu- “To me, it’s a funny face that’s very much
seums, went to Miami to choose the pieces about Cuba,” Funk said. “Everything is
specifically for this exhibition. She worked broken there. He based his series on an old
with Henry Ballate, the collection’s curator fan he had that was broken.”
and one of the artists in the exhibition.
Explaining, Funk said Cubans today
The works she picked, she said, tell a “re- can’t buy new things, so they keep old
ally powerful story.” things that don’t work anymore in hopes
they can one day fix them.
“I love Cuban art,” Funk said. “I’ve vis-
ited Havana twice. It’s an amazing place. “Like the tradition of old cars from the
The art is so vibrant and so political. It’s ’50s; they’ll add disparate parts to keep
unique, really, because they are coming them running,” she said. “The broken fan
out of a unique social situation. is a metaphor for how the society is broken
in Cuba … the lack of basic things you need
“The art is really powerful. It’s a very to get through the day.”
important part of the story of Florida. We
need to tell their story, the story of Cu- An especially provocative piece is the
ban-Americans who are now here.” red, white and blue graphic work “I’m
With Her,” by Ballate. In it, two females
The Rodriguez collection, which Funk are in a sensual embrace. The piece is
calls “young but really important,” is a clean in its graphic appeal, but step up
large one. To filter through all the works close to it and you see it is not on white
for the “Crosscurrents” exhibition, Funk canvas, but instead painted on newspa-
decided to highlight artists who became pers taken from the day after the Ameri-
popular in the 1980s. can 2016 presidential election.

“That was a real boon for Cuban art,” “He’s taking his Cuban sensibility and
she said. “After that, Cuban art became in- applying it to American politics,” Funk
ternationally well known.” said. “He’s commenting on the American
(political) revolution but doing it in a slick,
Most of the exhibit’s artists were born graphic propaganda style. He’s comment-
during the first decade after the 1959 rev-
olution. Despite the increasingly oppres-

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ing on gay rights, divisiveness. It’s a very tect an unconscious Wonder Woman,
political piece.” who represents Cuba? Or will they, too,
threaten her?
Installed in the Foosaner’s smallest gal-
lery, Ballate’s piece hangs near his quartet Large circles pop in and out of the can-
of other works, collectively entitled “Avoir la vas, distorting reality even more. Red and
apparente dans le Soleil,” which translates blue are major color elements in the pal-
as “To Have the Apprentice in the Sun.” ette. Cubans will recognize that as repre-
senting their flag, Funk said.
The four pieces are like an etude on what
Ballate sees as a conversation with con- “Ciro was at the gallery talk and said
ceptual artist legend Marcel Duchamp, that for him, the figure of Wonder Wom-
whose “Nude Descending a Staircase” an almost sinking in the sea is a symbol of
won acclaim at the 1913 New York Armory Cuba,” Funk said.
Show. Duchamp also famously exhibited a
signed urinal, which he called “Fountain,” There is so much more, including pho-
at the 1917 Society of Independent Artists tographs, collages, paintings, plates and
in New York. a captivating installation piece, “Nkuyo
Camp Nfinda” by Jose Bedia.
In Ballate’s four-piece graphic work,
Duchamp’s silhouetted profile looms Funk said she hopes people will find the
large in dialogue, perhaps other worldly, exhibition an exciting one.
with Ballate’s own silhouette, seen as a
tiny man in the corner. “I hope viewers take from it a curiosity
about Cuba and the cultural expression of
One work in particular that demands Cubans,” she said. “And I hope they also
the viewer to sit and study is Ciro Quin- come away with a new appreciation for
tana’s “Shipwreck in Wonderland.” the diversity and vitality of contemporary
Cuban art.”
In it, Wonder Woman takes on the shape
of Cuba, and floats, unconsciously, in a Also on view is “Shared Vision,” a collec-
threatening sea. You see a strong man slay- tion of photographs taken in 2003 in Bara-
ing ravenous fish, their sharp teeth bared coa, Cuba. Is it on view concurrently with
and ready to rip into the flesh of the wom- “Crossroads.” The photographs are culled
an. In another corner, the hand of an “off- from the Foosaner’s permanent collection.
stage” man covers the mouth of a young
woman, with one blue and one red eye. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463
Another male figure holds a bloody sword. Highland Ave., Melbourne. It is open 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Wednesdays to Saturdays. Admis-
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1 Starts Dec. 5 on the Stark Stage. heaven,” promises the show promo. Then upon the Midnight Clear,” “O Holy Night,” “I
you’ll find your heart racing as you marvel Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” among
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 at “the athletic precision of the Celtic Knight them. Don’t get left out in the snow. This one
Dancers, featuring Patrick O’Mahoney of sold out last year, so the Emerson Center has
Elsa discover their hidden potential and Riverdance.” Backing these amazing singers added an afternoon show. But still. I’d grab
the powerful bond of sisterhood.” Bring the and dancers will be the Trinity Band Ensem- those tix sooner rather than later. Time: 3
kids to this charming holiday treat. You’ll ble of Dublin, rounding out the show with p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $39 and $49. Stu-
all love it. Curtain: Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 “flawless interpretations of authentic Irish dents with ID, balcony seats: $19. Hearing
a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Traditional instrumentals.” The program aids and elevator available. 772-778-5249 or
Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. includes Celtic Christmas songs, among
Tickets: $10. 772-231-6990. them “Christmas in Killarney,” “The Wex-
ford Carol,” “Once Upon A Time In Ireland” 3 It’s Downtown Vero. It’s Friday. It’s Baa-
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heart-pounding dance from the Em- in Gaelic (the Celts’ native tongue); and, of Vero Beach’s free and fun family street party,
erald Isle: Returning to the Emerson Center, course, many Christmas classics – “It Came returns to 14th Avenue this very Friday, Nov.
it’s the internationally acclaimed “Celtic An-
gels Christmas Concert.” The energetic and 2 “Celtic Angels Christmas Concert” at Emerson Center Dec. 6.
talented young stars of this holiday show
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5 This Monday at King Center.

29, just in time for the holidays. Round up the at their website videos and must agree with p.m. Tickets: start at $47. 321-242-2219. albums. This Monday, Dec. 2, Koz brings his
crew, throw on a little red, a little green, and their show promo, which notes their ability warm and wonderful “Dave Koz and Friends
share the food, beverages, shopping, the holi- to “fuse Italian wit and charm with roman- 5 California native and saxman ex- Christmas Tour 2019” to Melbourne’s King
day vibe and, of course, the music, presented ticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic traordinaire Dave Koz played sax- Center. The “friends” are a sterling group
this month by the band Anderson Council, a style.” Think Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, ophone in his high school jazz band and of jazz greats: South African-born guitarist
five-member Treasure Coast classic and new Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, mixed in hasn’t stopped yet, 30 years later, and has Jonathan Butler, described by Wikipedia as
rock group, billed as “energetic, interactive with a witty bit of Dean Martin (aka Dino collected, among lots and lots of others, “a hugely popular performer known for his
and crowd-pleasing.” Those of a certain age Crocetti) doing “That’s Amore.” Time: 2:30 nine Grammy noms and 11 Billboard No. 1 crossover blend of R&B, pop jazz fusion and
will be very happy to know that – although his worship music; singer/songwriter Melissa
schedule is very, very tight this time of year – 4 The Four Italian Tenors at King Center this Sunday. Manchester, who, says, was
S. Claus is on track to make an appearance discovered on the Manhattan club scene
during the band break. He’ll be spiffed up by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow; Dan-
in his holiday best, of course, and ready for ish-American contemporary saxophonist
close-ups with all his favorite little folks. There Michael Lington, “a songwriter, producer,
will also be an all-ages-welcome coloring recording artist and a purveyor of soul and
contest over at the Heritage Center. Time: 6 contemporary jazz,” says Wikipedia; and
p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: free. 772-643-6782. special guest Chris Walker, an R&B bass
guitar player and vocalist – so you know it’s
4 The King Center has got it goin’ on going to be, as the King Center describes
this holiday season, with all sorts of it, “a festive, high-energy show for the en-
choices, whatever you’re in the mood for: tire family, filled with seasonal tunes and
How about an Italian tenor, for example? cheer.” With Koz leading, these five remark-
How about four? This Sunday, Dec. 1, for able artists will perform fresh arrangements
the first time in the United States, heralds of Christmas season favorites, as well as a
the promo, a “new generation of world class Chanukah medley. (Although he is Jewish,
tenors” will perform some of the greatest according to Wikipedia, “Koz plays both
tenor arias and popular Italian songs, in Christmas and occasional Hanukkah songs
“wonderful, unique arrangements created at his concerts.”) Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets:
just for their U.S. debut tour.” I took a look start at $53. 321-723-2219. 


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‘Tri’-ing and succeeding at Capt. Hiram’s River Challenge

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Sandbar for a 1/4-mile swim, before
[email protected] hopping on their bikes for a 12-mile
bike ride and coming into the home
Despite the drop in temperatures last stretch with a 5K run.
Sunday morning, the competition heat-
ed up during the seventh annual Capt. Keeping the mantra of the event at
Hiram’s River Challenge Triathlon. the forefront – “Get off your ass and
The popular riverside restaurant hosts save some seagrass!” – the triathletes
the sprint triathlon to raise money and traveled along a scenic course that
awareness about the perils that face our showcased much of the beauty event
Indian River Lagoon. organizers are hoping to preserve.

Nearly 200 participants “tri-ing to Proceeds from the race benefit the
save our river” plunged into the icy wa- Ocean Research and Conservation As-
ters of the lagoon off the Capt. Hiram’s sociation, the Environmental Learning

Jim Seaton, Chris Gallo, Erick Trivedi and John Collins. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

Sam Vash and Will Payne. Kathy Sharp and Bobby Boucher.

Center and the Coastal Conservation Hywel Jones.
Association. All are environmentally
focused nonprofits with a particular in- WINNERS
terest in the health of the Indian River First-Place Male:
Lagoon. Matt Price, with a time of 1:07:03
First-Place Female:
ORCA is working to protect and re- Shelly Whisenhant,
store aquatic ecosystems and the var- with a time of 1:12:47
ious species they sustain through the First-Place Relay Team:
development of innovative technolo- Smashlyn, with a time of 1:07:44
gies, science-based conservation ac-
tion, community education and out-
reach. The CCA seeks to ensure the
health and conservation of marine re-
sources and anglers’ access to them.
And the mission of the ELC is to edu-
cate, inspire and empower everyone to
be active stewards of the environment.

When the last runner had crossed the
finish line, the crowd gathered in the
Sandbar for a celebratory awards cer-
emony, complete with refreshments,
educational kiosks and music by The
Axcents, an alternative rock band, that
helped warm things up.

For more information, visit hirams.
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First Bites: Savor, a promising eatery on 21st Street

By Tina Rondeau | Columnist a couple additional squeezes of lemon, this Roasted Lamb Shank.
[email protected] was an excellent dish.
Two successful Fort Pierce restaurateurs I then had the U-10 scallops
– Chef Jason and wife/sommelier Hallie Al- and parsnips ($18), three
fonso – have just opened a new dining es- beautifully caramel-
tablishment, Savor, in Vero. And based on a ized sea scallops set
couple of early visits, our guess is their deci- amid carrots roast-
sion to move 15 miles north could turn out ed in duck fat, all
to be a big winner. surrounded by a
parsnip puree and
Headline news: In Fort Pierce, the Al- finished with an
fonsos had an attractive restaurant called orange beurre
121 Tapas on the Water. Now, in the space blanc. While this
that formerly housed Vero Prime, they are was listed as an
offering a number of the dishes that were appetizer, it was
a big hit on their tapas menu together ample as a main
with new entrées that demonstrate Jason’s course – and a deli-
skills as a chef. cious one at that.

Look & Feel: At the moment, diners will We also sampled four
find the interior of Savor little changed entrées: the Berkshire port
from its steak-house days. Only some pic- chop ($24), the cioppino seafood
tures on the wall seem to have been added stew ($32), the filet mignon ($28) and the
since the new ownership took over. But that

Wagyu Sirloin.

Rock Shrimp roasted lamb shank ($26). cation, Savor has an extensive wine list and Hours:
and Gnocchi. The filet, served with charred Brussels also serves cocktails. Daily,
4 p.m. to closing
seems likely to give way to a classy new ap- sprouts and a very tasty truffle mac and Service: For a new restaurant, service
pearance soon. cheese, drew high marks. But the best of was knowledgeable and attentive. Beverages: Full Bar
the meat dishes turned out to be the pork
Food: On two visits, one of them accom- chop – a large luscious chop topped with a Prices: Prices for appetizers range from Address:
panied by a guest, my husband and I sam- sweet-and-tangy honey chipotle glaze and $7 (for the five-cheese mac and truffle) to 901 21st Street,
pled an assortment of salads, appetizers accompanied by roasted fingerling pota- $25 (for the king crab and butter). Entrée
and entrées. toes and asparagus. prices start at $14 for the burger and truffle Vero Beach
fries and are mostly in the low-to-mid $20s.
The Savor salad ($9), a chopped mix of I also was very impressed by the cioppi- Phone: 772-925-1187
romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Granny Smith no seafood stew ($32), a beautiful dish of Initial impressions: Chef Jason is both
apples, Craisins, red onion, candied pista- shrimp, scallops and mussels served in a talented and committed to making Savor
chios and house blue cheese, was tasty, as light, lemony garlic wine tomato sauce, and a success (he says with five boys under the
was the roasted red and gold beets and goat accompanied by a very nice risotto. I’ve age of 12, he has to). We’re betting on him to
cheese salad ($12). had a lot of cioppinos, and this was one of turn this new restaurant into a big Vero hit.
the better renditions.
I also tried two appetizers. The first, I welcome your comments, and encourage
rock shrimp and gnocchi ($13), consisted of Drink: Just as its predecessor at this lo- you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
morsels of shelled rock shrimp and gnoc-
chi surrounded by a sweet pea puree and a
chive and lemon beurre blanc. Perked up by The reviewer is a beachside resident who
dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
pense of Vero Beach 32963. 

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Bonzo has another feline friend in Miss Kitty

my milk. But then were his part shepherd/

Hi Dog Buddies! something hap- part wolf dogs, Dante

As a Dog, I’ve always thought about pened and I was all an Payton. Back then I
Cats as stealthy, mysterious creatures with
Special Powers, an eyes that Look Right alone. No mommy. was about the size of a
Though You. I think cats know stuff nobody
else knows. An then there’s that Nine Lives No fellow kittens. I tennis ball, but we got
thing. I’ve made several good cat frens in
recent years, but that’s always in the back remember curling up along great. I wasn’t
of my mind.
into a tiny ball.” scared of ’em, one bit!
This week I innerviewed Kitty Dotson,
the purrfect example of all that: sleek “Oh, Miss Kitty, I was Fearless, an they
black, nose to tail tip; slender and grace-
ful; long legs an tail; green eyes; fearless an that’s terrible!” were Very Gentle. After
independent. As me an my assistant were
walkin’ up to the house, Miss Kitty ap- “Indeed. Anyway, we moved here, they
peared from under the truck, and pawsed
to check us out. Daddy often works went to Dog Heaven. I

“Good afternoon,” I said. “May I assume in his gurr-ADGE, miss ’em a lot still.”
you are Kitty Dotson? I believe we have an
appointment. I’m Bonzo the Columnist.” an this one day, he Kitty Kitty pawsed. Her
green eyes had a far-
“So you say.” Her voice was soft an low. heard tiny squeaky away gaze.
“Do you have ID?”
noises coming from PHOTO: KAILA JONES “But I’m a Strong,
I produced my card. She looked it over. there. He looked low
“Humm. Well. All right then. I believe
you are, in fact, Bonzo. We can talk right an high; the liddle Independent Feline.
over here.”
She ran to the open garage and jumped noises got louder as “Oh, yeah, I’ve seen you guys do that! I don’t really need lotsa pals. Currently,
lithely onto a table containing a box with Makin’ Biscuits, huh? So, where do you
her food and water bowls. he approached his tool box. He peeked in. sleep?” my best fren’s a Tom Cat who lives in the
“I will eat while we talk. It IS my dinner
time, you know.” An there I was, curled up, meowing as loud “Sometimes with Daddy, but usually out woods next door. We get along great, like
“Of course.” here, on top of Daddy’s Crossfire convert-
Just then a man came out the front door. as I could, which wasn’t very loud. Daddy ible.” brother an sister. We’re both Free Spirits!
“This is my Daddy, Monty,” Kitty jumped
down an ran to him. “He’s my Best Friend.” picked me up. I fit right in his hand, with There was a shiny black car in the garage “A liddle while back, I hadda chase rac-
Her Dad picked her up an she purred an with a black top, the kinda car humans call
snuggled against him, then headed back to room to spare. HOT! coons out of the garage. Those dingbats
her dinner.
“So, go ahead an ask your questions.” “Daddy could see I should really still be “Woof! I bet you’re totally invisible up were eating my food. An then there’s the
She began nibbling her kibbles daintily, there! But isn’t your Dad scared you’ll, like,
her long black tail swishing slowly from with my Mommy, but there were no other scratch it?” air conditioner guy. I’m not so sure about
side to side.
“How did you an your dad meet?” cats anywhere nearby. So he bought some “I do blend in. Stealthy, you know.” She him. I visualize myself 6 feet tall, an I Stare
“I remember very little before he found smiled a Very Catlike Smile. Then contin-
me. I was a tiny kitten, still in need of mom- human baby formula. And got me all snuggly ued, still smiling, “Well, yes, the first time I Him Down.”
jumped on it, I started Making Biscuits, an
in his house. He took very good care of me!” Daddy quietly an calmly informed me that Picksurin’ that, I smiled. “Whaddya do
that was NOT a good idea. At All. Ever. So
“Woof! It is SO pawsome that he figured I never did it again. We communicate very for fun?”
well with each other.”
out what to do!” “We go huntin.’ I love ridin’ in the truck.
“I can tell,” I said, impressed. “So, any
“I KNOW! Right away, he took me to a vet cat or pooch pals?” Daddy’s ALWAYS workin’ on it. When he’s

to be sure I was OK an to get some Kitten “Ever since Daddy rescued me, my pals under it, I’m right there on top of him,

Raising Advice. When I was old enough, I DON’T BE SHY helpin.’ I’m a hunter, too. It’s an IN-stink.

got the No Kittens Procedure, an went on We are always looking for pets I often bring Daddy liddle gifts. An I RE-
with interesting stories.
grown-up cat food (my favorite’s Poo-Re- ALLY like cuddlin.’ But only for a few min-
To set up an interview, email
ena fish kibbles). I was always happy, an [email protected] utes. An only with Daddy. When he’s away,

smart, an mostly obedient (unless my way I hang out in the house. I don’t even know

was better.) Pretty soon, we discovered I how many lives I already had. All I know is

love to be outside, just like Daddy. This one is the BEST!”

“As a kitten, I really enjoyed chewing Heading home I was thinking how in-

stuff: mostly Daddy’s belts, shoes an sox. TREE-ging cats are. Them an us (dogs) are

But that was just kitten buh-havior. Now I different in lotsa ways. But (I’m ree-lizing)

prefer ‘Makin’ Biscuits’ on the tires of Dad- pretty much alike in others. So, when we

dy’s cars.” make the effort, we get along just fine. Sor-

“Um … what’s ‘Makin’ Biscuits’?” ta like humans.

“Oh, YOU know, it’s that thing us cats do The Bonz

with our front paws kinda Grip/Release

over an over. Humans named it. I guess it

reminds ’em of something.”

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K642 J9873 10
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist A 10 6 K2 98743
10 5 3 842 A97
Barbara Hall, the creator and producer of “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia,” said, “You A 10 7 K92 8654
are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”
Bridge players usually make conscious choices, but occasionally an expert will produce a AQ5
bid or play because it “felt right” at the time. In this deal, though, North had the opportunity QJ5
to offer his partner a choice that worked very well. KQJ6
South had such a soft 18-point hand that he almost opened one no-trump. (The Kaplan-
Rubens evaluation method rates it at 15 points!) However, after South showed a balanced Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
18 or 19, North used New Minor Forcing to find out that partner had three-card spade
support. But he then made an excellent choice, continuing with three no-trump to offer The Bidding:
partner a choice of games, North’s sequence having guaranteed five spades. South had an
Pass Pass
Note that four spades had no chance, with one loser in each suit. 1 Diamonds Pass 1 Spades Pass LEAD:
2 NT Pass 3 Clubs Pass 7 Clubs
Against three no-trump, West’s best lead would have been a low heart. Then declarer would 3 Spades Pass 3 NT All Pass
have had to attack diamonds first to remove East’s entry to his long hearts. When West
chose a low club, declarer won with dummy’s nine and played a spade to his queen. West
took the trick and shifted to a heart, but South won with dummy’s king and led a diamond.
East grabbed that trick and returned a heart, but the contract was safe.

In a 13-table duplicate, six other North-Souths reached three no-trump, each when North
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ACROSS 93 Some French The Washington Post58 Awards on a wall
landscapes 60 Blabby one
1 Reminder from Miss Manners 62 Separate
9 Perform the 95 Where to see a Ken Burns 64 Start of a Christmas hymn
documentary 65 R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps
function of
14 Tool ___ company 96 City near Long Beach dummy
20 Doctor, at times 100 Counsel, old-style 66 Agree to, as an objection
21 Drink noisily 101 Patriotic grp. 68 Enroll in
22 Canceling 102 It ends in alai 69 Botanist Gray et al.
23 1970s hit series 105 Civil wrong 71 Messy type
106 Instruments heard in Italian 74 Grow gray
(with The) 76 Actor Baldwin
26 Periods of adjustment restaurants 78 Pen some
27 Windward’s opposite 110 Humorless person’s
28 Holds words (to)
29 Martino and Molinaro retort 79 They can stop a train
30 Guy with a sound 114 De Maupassant tale 82 Actress Chase
115 ___ about 84 Section of Western Sahara
number 85 Coll. degrees
31 Some commuter flights (out of bed) 87 When Brits get that darjeeling
116 Does a press agent’s job
35 Purcell work 117 Shaker shaker? feeling
36 They lost to the 118 1970s model Cheryl 89 SNL producer Michaels
119 Workout woe 92 Passed on, as a dance
Olympians 94 News summaries
38 Dawn deity DOWN 97 “___, don’t mean
39 Wimbledon winner 1 Oscars adjective
2 Hand over, in a way maybe ...”
Smith 3 Law-office worker 98 Sample
42 First-class fuss 4 Storm clouds, e.g. 99 Breezing through, as an
44 Able to walk a 5 Parts of a coverup
6 Bully exam
chalk line 7 One with a will 101 Mustard city
46 “[It’s a] sin to prefer life ___” 8 Beethoven’s Third 102 Some sails
9 The NAACP, for one 103 Riding the waves
(Juvenal) 10 Clown’s place? 104 “___ never work!”
49 1977 epic 11 Wine cask 107 Track info
51 Painter’s partner 12 Pet sound 108 Short on thrills
53 Saint of oratorio fame 13 Nursery-rhyme couple 109 Meeting: abbr.
54 Choose 14 Auxiliary building 111 Coat accessory
55 Winter Palace 15 Somewhat pleasant 112 Wire service
16 M minus 489 113 See 61 Across
residents 17 Chef’s concoction
57 A spreading problem 18 Clive Cussler’s SPREADING THE WORDS By Merl Reagle
59 Fired on
61 Charlotte follower ___ Gold
63 Words to a genie 19 Couch-session subjects
64 Supper spears 24 Warm, dry winds: var.
67 Generator of a sort 25 Tombigbee R. state
69 Headline name of 32 Stays even (with)
33 Olden days
the 1950s 34 Clammed up
70 Two-time Nobelist’s 35 Out of use, as a wd.
36 Pulling equipment
first name 37 Chicken noodle, por ejemplo
72 Do a wholesaler’s job 40 Puny
73 Venomous marine denizen 41 Sure thing’s attraction
75 Roof material 43 Party crashers, e.g.
77 Levi’s successor 45 Epstein-___ virus
80 Vipers and cobras 46 Conical housing
81 Tonic that sponsored the quiz 47 “Mouth” opening
48 Made of money
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83 Côte de boeuf 52 Take a broom to again
86 Martyred apostle 56 Throw for a loop
88 Tag
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ONGOING 30 The Nutcracker Ballet, performed by 6 Light Up Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. presented inflatables and family-friendly activities. Free.
members of Vero Classical Ballet, 2 by Sebastian River Area Chamber of Com- 772-562-5858
Vero Beach Museum of Art - AI Weiwei: Cir- p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. merce, featuring a stroll to 50-plus businesses
cle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, thru Dec. $11 to $22. 772-360-8572 offering discounts and holiday cheer. Free. 772- 7 35th Annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade
15; L’Affichomania: The Art of French Posters 589-5969 hosted by Oceanside Business Associa-
exhibit thru Jan. 12. 772-231-0707 DECEMBER tion, with decorated floats gliding down Ocean
6 HALO’s Fur Ball, a Gala for Pet People, 7 Drive, preceded at 5:15 p.m. by Run Vero Race
Vero Beach Theatre Guild: Lerner and 3 Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s Cheers to 30 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero Beach Hotel, with Series Candy Cane 3K.
Loewe’s Camelot, thru Dec. 1. 772-562-8300 Years Benefit Concert, 4:30 p.m. at Orchid dinner, live entertainment and auctions to ben-
Island Beach Club, with violinist Sirena Huang ac- efit HALO No-Kill Shelter. $150. 772-589-7297 7 A Night of Wonders Winter Gala to bene-
NOVEMBER companied by pianist Lindsay Garriston, followed fit Hibiscus Children’s Center, 6 p.m. at the
by cocktail reception. $125. 772-460-0851 6|7 M&M Classic hosted by Mike & Moorings Yacht & Country Club, with auctions,
Meg Hickey at The Boulevard Ten- gourmet dinner and dancing. $250. 772-299-
28 Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Pov- 5 Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital nis Club to benefit Mardy Fish Children’s Foun- 6011 x 313
erty, 7:15 a.m. children’s 1/4 race, Auxiliary’s Florence Booms Celebration of dation. $50/ player; $100/doubles team entry.
7:30 a.m. 5K at Riverside Park followed by Lights, 6 p.m., with Christmas tree and Chanu- 772-778-4200 8 Holidays at the Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. at
sweet potato pancake breakfast and awards kah menorah lightings, songs of the season and Vero Beach Museum of Art, with fami-
to benefit United Against Poverty. trotagain- refreshments. Memorial donations from $10 6-8 Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents ly-friendly activities and studio projects, mini to $250 benefit unbudgeted items for Women’s Puttin’ on the Ritz, a glitzy and exhibit tours, local youth group performances
Services dept. 772-563-4533 glamorous Guild on the Go Holiday Show, 7:30 and refreshments. Free. 772-231-0707
29 Christmas in Downtown hosted by p.m. Fri; 2 p.m. Sat & Sun. $15. 772-562-8300
Main Street Vero Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. 5-7 Riverside Theatre for Kids presents 8 Christmas Wish List, performed by Vero
along 14th Avenue, with children’s activities at Frozen Jr. on the Stark Stage. $10. 7 65th annual Christmas Tree Lane Holiday Beach Rec. Dept. Aerial Antics Youth Cir-
the Heritage Center and Santa’s arrival during 772-231-6990 Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Presby- cus and Leisure Square gymnasts, 2 p.m. and 6
the band break. Free. 772-643-6782 terian Church, with new & nearly new items, p.m. at Vero Beach High School PAC. $8 adults;
6 Love Docs Teddy Bears, Blankets & Bananas a showcase of local artists’ works, and a bake $7 children/seniors. 772-567-2144
30 Stouthouse Fall Fundraiser, 5 p.m. at collection event, 2 to 7 p.m. at Waldo’s Restau- sale.
the Stouthouse studio and artists’ res- rant, to be donated to Save the Chimps Sanctuary. 8 Concert featuring the legacy of Brazilian
idency, with hors d’oeuvres, martinis and jazz 7 Vero Beach Art Club Art Trail, a self-guided musician Olga Praguer Coelho,’ 4 p.m. at
guitarist Maurice Secacca. $75. 772-589-8826 6 Celtic Angels Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. and tour of 10 VBAC member studios, 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, with soprano Elena
7 p.m. performances at the Emerson Center, to 4 p.m., at multiple locations. $15 students; Mindlina, guitarist Miguel Bonachea, pianist
30 Vero Beach Book Center Open House with the Celtic Knight Dancers featuring Patrick $25 adults. 772-231-0303 Jacob Craig and harpist Gretchen Cover. $10 do-
with Santa, 11 a.m. with refreshments O’Mahoney of Riverdance, and The Trinity Band nation suggested. 772-562-9088
and children’s activities. Free. Ensemble of Dublin. $39 & $49. 772-778-5249 7 Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Schacht Groves, with pony rides, 8 ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ Christmas Concert
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN Celebration, 7 p.m. at Vero Beach of Vero
in November 22, 2019 Edition 1 UNDERSTANDING 1 UPSURGE Crossword Page B14 (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) Beach, with members of Vero Beach Choral Soci-
8 SLANG 2 DEALS ety, Tapestry Brass Quintet, pianists Rochelle Sal-
9 AWKWARD 3 REGULAR lee and Jacob Craig, CCVB ensembles and guest
10 RESOLVE 4 TRAVEL musicians. Free will offering. 772-469-2310
12 ENTIRE 6 IMAGINE 9 Friends of the Library Fashion Show, 11
14 SCHEME 7 GIDDY a.m. at Main IRC Library, with apparel and
18 PEARL 13 TRAINER accessories from the Library Friends Gift Shop;
20 EVASIVE 15 CHATEAU 25 percent discount post-show. $5 donation.
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24 AGRICULTURIST 18 PITTA 9 Signature Chefs Auction to benefit March
19 LOGIC of Dimes, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club,
21 IMARI with culinary fare by area chefs, entertainment
and auctions to help improve the health of
Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 mothers and babies. $200. 561-290-0905


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