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What’s in a number? School Board
Let the mayor explain election fields
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
About eight years ago Port St. [email protected]
Lucie had a bit more than $1 billion Voting by mail is already under-
way and early voting starts Satur-
in debt. That number was central day. Still, registered voters have
until Aug. 28 to cast their ballots
to a lot of political and policy dis- to decide who will serve on the St.
Lucie County School Board. Each
cussion. It’s easy to remember, and of the three incumbents up for
re-election faces one challenger,
stirs emotions. meaning the race will be deter-
mined after polls close.
It’s just not true anymore.
Incumbents continue to tout
“Since then we’ve knocked it their experience and the gains the
District has made over the previ-
down 25 percent,” ous years as reasons why voters
should keep them on the board.
Mayor Greg Ora-
Their challengers, however,
vec told St. Lucie want voters to see a need for new,
out-of-the-box, fresh-eyed mem-
Voice in a phone bers presiding over the District.
interview. District 1 is represented by Deb-
orah Hawley, who faces challenger
But that $1 bil- Steven Allen. District 3, which cov-
Oravec. lion number seems CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
to stubbornly stick Crosstown project’s
still on time, but ...
around. For example, another me-
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
dia outlet recently reported about [email protected]
the city’s debt in a way that the The Crosstown Parkway ex-
tension project is still expected to
mayor said left the impression the PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT come in under budget and ahead
of schedule, even after the Port St.
city still has about $1 billion in debt. CLASS ACTION Marge Bonner, a kindergarten teacher at Manatee Academy K-8 Lucie City Council approved sever-
in Port St. Lucie, prepared her classroom for her new students al change orders that increase the
“They elected to add in the max- ahead of Monday’s first day of school. For more on opening day, see Story, Page 4. project’s timeline and price tag.
imum conceivable interest to the The council on Monday night
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‘FANTASTIC’ OPEN HOUSE WAS ONE GIANT LEAP FOR RIVERLAND
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent to potential buyers Saturday, after a successful PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY
pre-sale event Friday.
Last weekend, one of Port St. Lucie’s most derful opening, and we got off to a fantastic
anticipated real estate developments went Glenn Ryals, vice president of GL Homes, start,” he said. “All over Port St. Lucie and the
to market. Valencia Cay, the first of several Riverland’s developer, says they couldn’t have Tradition area, they’ve been watching this
neighborhoods platted for Riverland’s massive hoped for a better turnout during one of the come up, and now here we are, and everybody
multi-purpose community, opened its doors hottest months of the summer. “It was a won- wants to see what’s going on. It was a good
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unanimously approved six change orders the pipe was in failing condition. and things can happen when we do borings PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE
that add 75 calendar days to the schedule re- Of the nearly $238,000 cost, FDOT is ex- and go underground,” Carvelli said, adding
quire approximately $862,000 more in fund- that this is why the project has a $3 million fic rail: Cost $9,400; Time – 0 days; Reason
ing. The new budget now sits at $89.85 mil- pected to reimburse $105,000. The city’s contingency fund, which has not yet been – Accommodate future utility use.
lion – still less than the originally-planned utilities department is footing much of the tapped out. “I feel good at this point.”
price tag of $100 million. cost – about $4.7 million – as it is a utility Water Fountain Services – under-
pipe being replaced. CHANGE ORDERS AT A GLANCE ground only: Cost $24,000; Time – 0 days;
A little more than a month was added to Replace 42-inch pipe at Hogpen Reason – Allow for three future water foun-
account for lost construction days due to Councilman John Carvelli said during the tains be installed along the corridor similar
rain and hurricane events since the project’s meeting that he appreciates FDOT working Slough: Cost (contract) – $237,778; Time - 40 to those found at City parks.
start. with the city to split the cost of the work. days; Reason – pipe and outfall are failing
and need be replaced. Weather Days: Cost $0; Time – 35 days;
Even still, the contractor expects to have Other work that needed to be done due Reason – Account for non-construction
the extension complete on or before Nov. 2, to the extension project includes a privacy Privacy fence at Coral Reef Street: days due to poor weather and holidays.
2019; the original contract called for com- fence at Coral Reef Street, adding a spare Cost $12,824; Time – 0 days; Reason – Lim-
pletion by the third week in November. conduit to the bridge median traffic rail, ited right of way prohibits use of 6-foot tall Jack and Bore at Liberty Medical:
Crews have worked quickly to accelerate the underground water lines for future water berms to shield residential properties from Cost $577,189; Time – 0 days; Reason – Con-
timeline to mitigate the weather delays. fountain services, and an information sign Crosstown so a fence with landscaping will struct stormwater discharge through Liber-
installation at Crosstown’s intersection be used. ty’s conservation easement below ground.
“It’s got to be done by Thanksgiving 2019,” with U.S. 1.
Mayor Gregory Oravec said. “That’s what’s Spare conduit in bridge median traf- Information sign installation: Cost
going to happen.” “It’s a big project, very expensive project, $1,194; Time – 0 days; Reason – Contractor
to install informational “Coming Soon” sign
The contract added another 40 calendar at Crosstown intersection with U.S. 1.
days for unexpected work at the behest of
the Florida Department of Transportation.
The work was an “unforeseen condition,”
said Assistant City Manager and City Engi-
neer Patricia Roebling.
FDOT required the city to replace a 42-
inch underground pipe that runs parallel to
Crosstown because the pipe is failing and
the new road would run atop it.
Roebling said that the city was able to
work with FDOT to share the cost of the
work since the city had been unaware that
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‘Grade’ expectations: Super wants schools to build on momentum
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent welcomes students Natasha Rivera, Anna Burtseva and Dayana He said they are renewing the emphasis
[email protected] on literacy and phonics to better ensure stu-
Trombetta back to Treasure Coast High School of the first day of the school year Monday. PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT dents are reading at grade level by the time
Students hopped on buses, strolled down the reach the third grade. “These are such
sidewalks, and popped out of vehicles all in for the School District, perhaps seeing its rate will remain in the 90th percentile. important years,” Gent said of the first cou-
an effort to get to school for the first time state rankings continue to improve. While much work has been done in recent ple of years students are in school.
this 2018-19 school year. Overseeing that
quintessential transition from summer va- Not long ago, the District was 43rd in the years to improve graduation rates, Gent said To that end, he encourages parents to
cation to fall schooling was Superintendent state for graduations. Last year, it rose to the District is refocusing its efforts on the carve out 20 to 30 minutes a day – every day
Wayne Gent. fifth, the highest along the Treasure Coast. youngest of its students – those in kindergar- – to read and even sing with young students.
Gent said he expects that the graduation ten through second grade.
“We’ve had tremendous success the last “I know parents are tired at the end of the
three years,” he said, adding that he expects day,” Gent said, but the “remarkable achieve-
this school year to continue that trend. ment” the students can make when time is
invested early is worth it.
What is different this year is the increased
security presence on all public school cam- Gent said the first few days can be stressful
puses. The School District hired the St. Luc- when transitioning back into the school rou-
ie County Sheriff’s Office to provide at least tine and he continues to ask for patience, es-
one school resource deputy at each school. pecially from drivers passing by the schools.
Over the last year, the District has also “It all works itself out,” he said, adding
worked to “harden” the schools by installing that those with questions or concerns are
fencing and ensuring a single point of entry. encouraged to contact the school’s principal
directly or his office.
Visitors must be buzzed into the front of-
fice – one at a time. “We’re tightening securi- To contact St. Lucie Public Schools, call 772-
ty protocols,” Gent said. 429-3600 or visit www.stlucie.k12.fl.us.
Still, he believes this will be a banner year
COUNCIL, SERVICES DISTRICT CONCUR ON PARK PLAN AT LAKE HARVEY
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent According to documents, the city has also the property for $4.4 million in 2014. council, but got growls at the services dis-
received about $1,100 in private donations Immediately there was talk at the dis- trict. District board members told St. Lucie
The Lake Harvey stormwater treatment for sound mitigation and building a pas- Voice at the time residents at Kings Isle ex-
area is a step closer to being a park. sive-use park with amenities such as gaze- trict about turning it into a park as well as pressed displeasure at the thought of a dog
bos, walking trails, fitness stations and more. a stormwater management area. That idea park next door.
Dennis Pickle, St. Lucie West Services Dis- Pickle said that money has come, to his un- was put off for a couple years. In early 2016
trict manager and utilities director, said peo- derstanding, from homeowner associations the St. Lucie West Services District Board of Pickle said the agreement now approved
ple shouldn’t throw on their walking shoes to in St. Lucie West. Supervisors revived the passive-use park between the district and city isn’t going to
head over to the Lake Harvey park quite yet. conversation. There was a big snag. revive the dog park idea. “The property still
“I know they’re working with Lowe’s, belongs to us,” Pickle said.
“Right now there’re no funds allocated for Home Depot and other commercial enti- The district is a Community Develop-
(a park),” Pickle said. “There are plans, but ties to see if any would like to donate to the ment District, which is a hybrid creation of That means any park plans will have to
no (allocated) money.” pergola and gazebo,” Pickle said. “If they can the State Legislature. The districts operate pass through and get nods from the City
get those supplies donated, they’ll look for a as governmental bodies to deliver some lim- Council and the district’s board of supervi-
At its last regular meeting – Monday, Aug. builder to donate some time.” ited municipal services, such as water and sors.
13 – the Port St. Lucie City Council approved sewer. Parks and Recreation simply isn’t in
an agreement with the district that will al- Lake Harvey is at the intersection of St. its charter. The district turned to the city and The stormwater treatment pond takes
low the city to turn the site into a park. Un- Lucie West and Cashmere boulevards. A de- county about building a park at Lake Harvey. about eight acres of the Lake Harvey proper-
der the agreement, the district is giving the veloper eyed some of the 12.5 acres there ty. A park will require parking and setbacks,
city $50,000 for planting 40 royal palms, or for a grocery store about five years ago. The The city agreed, but talk turned from trails which will carve out more land from any
the equivalent, for sound mitigation at Lake plan hit tremendous opposition, and the and gazebos to dogs. Mayor Greg Oravec ca- proposed park. There’s also a contractual
Harvey. Area neighborhoods have com- district proposed buying the property for sually tossed out the idea of making a dog buffer for Kings Isle. Pickle previously said
plained that clearing trees and vegetation stormwater management. The district got park at Lake Harvey at a City Council meet- there’ll be about an acre of area left for a park
for the stormwater project increased ambi- ing. The idea fetched early support on the at Lake Harvey.
ent traffic noise to intolerable levels.
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ORAVEC ON DEBT will be down to $785 million by the end of The city guaranteed about $64 million standing debt for Digital Domain is about
the year. in bonds for the nonprofit Vaccine & Gene $19.8 million.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Therapy Institute to construct and furnish a
That’s important to understand – com- building at 9801 SW Discovery Way in 2010. The other economic-development
remaining principal,” Oravec said. bined debts. It’s easy to think of the city’s VGTI declared bankruptcy in 2015, leaving debt-makers were Torrey Pines Institute for
He compared that to looking at a mort- previous and failed attempts at economic the city, as the largest creditor, with an ex- Molecular Studies and the City Center.
development as where the debt came from. pensive, highly-specialized building to sell.
gage. He said homeowners think of the prin- It’s not, by a long shot. RER Ventures has offered $14.5 million for Torrey Pines, at 11350 SW Village Park-
cipal as what they owe and the interest as the property. The city’s outstanding VGTI way, is still standing. In 2007 the city ap-
what else they’ll pay if they make only min- “Once you start to peel back the onion, debt is about $53.3 million. proved a plan to borrow $70 million to be
imum payments toward the principal. another important factor is not all debt is repaid with a portion of impact fees to con-
the same,” Oravec said. “We all tend to fixate In the case of Digital Domain, the city was struct a 100,000-square-foot facility to at-
“There are a number of strategies to pay on the economic-development debt – Digi- also a creditor to a business that flopped tract the California bio-tech to town. Impact
off your debt faster,” the mayor said. tal Domain and (the Vaccine & Gene Insti- instead of creating promised high-paying fees dried up during the housing crash, re-
tute of Florida). jobs. The city, which again was a large cred- sulting recession and slow recovery, which
Jeff Snyder, the city’s director of the office itor, got and sold Tradition Studios. Christ left city taxpayers covering bond payments.
of management and budget, gave the City “It’s only a fraction of the whole. All of Fellowship Church gave the city $13 million However, by last fall impact fees were again
Council an update about the debt at the re- economic development debt, the whole kit for that property in 2015. The city’s out- healthy enough to cover those costs. The
cent summer retreat. He told the council that and caboodle, it’s $120 million.” Or about 15
the principal on the city’s combined debts percent of the city’s outstanding debt. CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
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ORAVEC ON DEBT city didn’t prop up a perspective employer. reached a settlement with Zhong and it gave sell that building and put that to the debt.”
It paid for infrastructure to encourage de- the greenlight to the court-appointed receiv- In other words, “that $120 million we’re
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A7 velopment that hasn’t yet happened. That er to sell the land.
development stagnation is due in part to reporting won’t even be $120 million,” the
remaining debt related to Torrey Pines is legal actions by the Securities and Exchange Once City Center is sold, the city’s eco- mayor said. “It’ll be less.”
about $26 million. Commission against New Zealand developer nomic-development debt will go down.
Lily Zhong, former owner of much of the City The other 85 percent of the debt is mostly
The city’s debt for City Center is about Center properties. Late last year the SEC had “The developer, the new owner, will take related to infrastructure, the largest part of
$20.7 million. In the case of City Center, the on that debt,” Oravec said. that being utilities. That debt is about $384
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IN LOVING MEMORY Robinson, Michael Robinson, David the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Robinson, Caleb Frederick, Jacob Fred- Upon graduation from high school in
BETTY JANE ROBINSON, 83 working to support the family. erick, Sadie Gatch and Erica Madden;
Port St. Lucie She loved her family above all else. and great-grandchildren, Tegan Reiter, Billings, Mont., Harry served his country
When her boys married, she added Elliet Reiter, Hudson Reiter, Dennis Rob- by joining the United States Air Force.
Betty Jane Robinson, 83, of Port St. inson, Ethan, Gabriel, Isabella, Couper Harry fulfilled his dream to be a commer-
Lucie passed away on Aug. 6. Betty was four girls to her family and then nine and Sebastyn. cial airline pilot when he was hired by
born on Nov. 24, 1934, in England. She grandkids and nine great-grandkids. She Frontier Airlines in 1972.
moved to Port St. Lucie in 2001 coming was with her loving husband until he HARRY C. LAMBOURNE, 75
from Michigan. passed in 2014 and now will walk back Tradition After an early retirement from Frontier,
into his loving arms in 2018. Harry worked for Flight Safety Interna-
She met the love of her life in her teen- It is with great sadness that the family tional.
age years and was married in her early Survivors include her sons, David and friends of Harry Clark Lambourne
20s. They had four boys and with amaz- (Kathy) Robinson, Ian (Lori) Robinson, announce his passing on Aug. 11, 2018. He later worked as a government con-
ing patience and strength raised them, Derek (Lorretta) Robinson, and Chris Harry was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Saska- tractor in Nicaragua, where he met his
while her husband traveled the world (Jasmine) Robinson; grandchildren, Amy toon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where his wife, Tania. Harry is survived by Tania, his
(Erik) Reiter, Steven Robinson, Brandon father was undergoing flight training with children, and his sisters.
Harry will be remembered for his love
of sports, especially baseball and basket-
ball, his brilliant mind, and his quick wit.
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent date TRIM notices are mailed to contest val-
New Client uations. The property appraiser’s offices in Property Appraiser Michelle Franklin.
Specials St. Lucie County Property Appraiser Mi- Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie will be opened
chelle Franklin is sending out letters this on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. un- lished by those taxing authorities will equal
Balayage Color $75 week. They’re not bills, and they’re certainly til the middle of September, to give people the amount you pay,” Franklin said.
not junk mail. Her tip – open and read them more opportunity to head in for questions
Keratin Special $99 soon. It’s one of the most important pieces or challenges. The Property Appraiser isn’t a taxing au-
of mail property owners get. thority. Her budget is established by the St.
Retouch & Accent Foils $80 Additionally, Franklin said it’s import- Lucie County Commission. Still, every year
“A (Truth-in-Millage) notice is sent to ant for property owners – especially those when TRIM notices go out, people call or
Extension $65 each property owner annually to provide who’ve made any changes in the last couple visit to complain the taxes are too high.
(Call for details) them with valuation and exemption infor- years – to check their exemptions and make
mation,” she said. sure all they had are still present. “When we hear that challenge, that’s a
Perm $50 discussion for those taxing authorities for
Olaplex Treatment $25 The Truth-in-Millage notice, or TRIM, is “You may need to reapply, depending on the rates,” Franklin said.
Facial Wax 3 areas $25 a state-mandated effort to keep property what changes were made,” Franklin said.
owners informed about their local taxes. But, it’s not like the property appraiser is
-Professional Makeup Applications - She said computer glitches rarely, if ever, washing her hands of any responsibility to
- Prices Subject to length & thickness - Odds are everybody’s values are going to spontaneously remove existing exemptions those taxpayers. The TRIM notices have an-
be higher than last year. Port St. Lucie’s tax- when there have been no changes made to other important bit of information. They tell
398.8300 able value increased slightly more than $1 properties, but it’s still important to take a each property owner about the authorities
billion from 2017 to 2018. Last year the ap- moment to check. that tax them. “We’re giving you the infor-
1006 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie praiser’s office told the City Council it had mation about where those public meetings
about $8.763 billion in taxable value to work The other important thing TRIM notic- are being held and when,” Franklin said.
with. This year that’s up to $9.766 billion – an es do is give people a chance to know what
11.45 percent increase. their likely property taxes will be this year The Property Appraiser’s Port St. Lucie of-
and who’s charging them. fice is at 1664 SE Walton Road, Room 219.
But, the valuations property owners see The phone number is 772-462-1000. Frank-
on the TRIM notices might not be as high “We have 22 taxing authorities in St. Lucie lin said workers are happy to go through
as they think they should be. “The valuation County,” Franklin said. TRIM notices with anyone who’d like them
is as of Jan. 1, 2018, based on sales that oc- explained.
curred in 2017,” Franklin said. No property owner is taxed by all 22. For
example, no one living in Port St. Lucie pays
In other words, sales happening now in Fort Pierce’s municipal taxes. But, property
the property market will be reflected in the owners in both cities will pay property tax-
valuations seen on the 2019 TRIM notices. es that the St. Lucie County School Board
approves. “Your value times the rates estab-
Property owners have 25 days from the
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• Stop the wasteful spending As a 47 Year Resident of St. Lucie
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MEMORABLE ‘NIGHT OUT’ A crowd gathered for the start of National Night Out – an annual event that
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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES reer give him a unique perspective, he said. testing, and continuing to invest in career “We have come a long way from when I first
“My profession, as an airline captain, has and technical education programs. started, and I desire to keep this progress
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 taught me critical thinking and I am able to continuing,” he said.
think outside of the box and challenge the Young, 47, is the president of the St. Luc-
ers St. Lucie West, is represented by Donna status quo,” he said. “This is something that I ie County Foster/Adoptive Parent Associ- Furthering his point, Ingersoll said he
Mills. Mark Young seeks to replace her. And believe is badly needed in the school system.” ation, serves on the Board of Directors and does not need a map to find the District’s
District 5 is currently served by Troy Inger- Finance Committee of Hibiscus Children’s schools, nor does he need introductions to
soll, though Felicia Bruce hopes to change Allen takes issue with the current School Center, and serves on the Child Welfare Net- the schools’ leadership as he has been in-
that. Board’s decision to purchase prime proper- work of the Roundtable of St. Lucie County. volved with the District for years.
ty in St. Lucie West to build what he calls a
Hawley, 58, is a fourth-generation St. Luc- “Taj Mahal” administration building. He has “I think our school system can benefit Ingersoll noted that his challenger hails
ie County resident who serves as a direc- questioned the price tag and the funding from a fresh perspective and new ideas,” from New York, a place with different needs
tor representing District 21 on the Florida sources for the building. Young said. “I will be a new voice, new ener- and different student culture. He also noted
School Board Association, and is the current gy, and a new connection with the commu- a difference of campaign financing between
president of the Greater Florida Consortium District 3’s race pits incumbent Mills, who nity.” himself and his opponent, and urged voters
of School Boards, representing 10 coastal has served on the Board since 2010, against to review campaign reports for themselves.
Florida school districts. challenger Young. “Am I satisfied with all of While Young agrees with the efforts the
our accomplishments?” Mills, 57, asked. District has undertaken to protect students, For her part, Bruce said she made a com-
Allen, 40, is an airline captain who grad- “No, we still have much more to do. There he is less supportive of the District’s decision mitment from the outset to “stay on the high
uated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in is always room for improvement. Neverthe- to purchase land and build a new admin- road regardless of distractions, criticism,
aeronautics and has taught in a classroom less, we are steadily moving forward and do- istration building. To that end, he said, he misrepresentations, innuendo or inaccura-
setting on such subjects as meteorology and ing so at an amazing rate.” would have advocated for building on Dis- cies raised by others.”
advanced aerodynamics. “I want to remain trict-owned land on Edwards Road in Fort
a contributor to the success of our students Mills, a certified license childhood direc- Pierce, where Central High used to be. Being retired, Bruce said she’d be able
and teachers who have worked so hard to tor and licensed real estate agent, said as a to focus solely on the needs of the District
make our District shine,” Hawley said. minority she brings a unique perspective to “I want the district to prioritize students, without taking employment elsewhere. She
the Board. teachers and staff in the budget and to avoid said she has “been there, done that” and
But it’s not the only reason she wants to debt,” Young said. would bring a teacher’s perspective to the
stay on the Board. She said the District is She has worked with inner-city children Board if elected.
rolling out Social Emotional Learning, which for more than 30 years and has owned her Incumbent Ingersoll has been represent-
addresses the whole child – academics, own businesses and nonprofit organiza- ing District 5 since 2006 and faces opposi- Like other challengers seeking seats on
safety and security, and physical and men- tions. Her four children graduated from St. tion from resident Bruce. the dais, she, too, disagrees with the Board’s
tal health. “I want to see this SEL initiative Lucie County Public Schools and she has decision to buy and build new an adminis-
through to complete integration into SLPS.” two grandchildren currently enrolled. Ingersoll, 44, is a State of Florida-certified trative headquarters in St. Lucie West.
board member who has served as a student
Allen has children who currently attend Her goal is to continue striving to make minister for more than 20 years. Bruce, 69, is “I will press the Board to reach out into
school in St. Lucie County, something he the School District the best in the state by a retired teacher with 20 years experience in the community and hold more frequent
points to as lacking among others seeking or addressing technology and early childhood New York. meetings in the local high schools to make
serving on the School Board. That and his ca- education, remaining focused on individual it more transparent, easier, more accessi-
student achievement instead of high stakes Ingersoll points to the District’s improve- ble and more convenient for families to see
ments and achievements and notes he their School Board at work,” she added.
wants to be part of its continued success.
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E-I-E-I-Oh? Two studies challenge dairy fat’s bad rap
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer reduce mortality,” according to the New “When a person comes in, I usually rec- as well,” and those particular fats help the
York Times. “In fact, the study found that ommend low-fat dairy,” says the genial body absorb more nutrients.
The debate about the health risks – or the greater the drop in cholesterol, the Lynch. “I’m not necessarily recommend-
benefits – of dairy fat has been going on for higher the risk of death during the [five- ing a fat-free or a full fat. I usually go in be- On the other hand: “As we get older,”
a while, with the USDA, the Department of year long] trial” – which makes it seem like tween, because there are some benefits.” Lynch continues, “we have less of this en-
Health & Human Services and a majority of dairy fat might be good. zyme called lactase in our gut. We make less
cardiologists coming down on the side of One the one hand: “We know there are of it and that’s the thing that digests lactose.
diary fat being harmful. Soon after the old study came to light, some great benefits to a lower-fat diet that So people become more lactose intolerant
Medical News Today reported on a brand- has some diary fat in it because [that fat as they get older. And if you have a full-fat
But now, two studies – one new and one new study from the Friedman School of helps you] absorb more of the food that dairy product, it takes longer to digest, so
recently unearthed – have emerged to sup- Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts Uni- you’re consuming throughout the day. Es- people have more issues with it.”
port the idea that dairy fat is not so harmful versity in Boston that was published in the pecially as we age we can’t absorb nutrients
after all and actually has some significant American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. And then there are fat-soluble vitamins
benefits. to consider.
Strikingly, Medical News Today conclud-
Like anyone in a medically-related field, ed, “whole-fat dairy does not raise cardio- “For instance, they fortify milk with vita-
Vero Beach registered dietitian and nutri- vascular risk. Conversely, some fats present min D,” Lynch explains, “and there are not a
tionist Samantha Lynch has a reading list in certain dairy products might even keep lot of food sources of vitamin D. The fat-sol-
that seems to go on forever. stroke and heart disease at bay.” uble vitamins are A, D, E and K. If you’re
getting vitamin D in your milk, and you’re
Most of the time it’s just-released ac- Lynch says she sits somewhere in the using full-fat milk, you’re getting more vita-
ademic studies. But last month it meant middle of what will likely now become an min D than you would if you’re having skim
going back in time some four decades to even more hotly contested debate. That milk. So you can absorb your nutrients and
review a long-forgotten controlled clinical makes sense, in part, because she is keen- vitamins much better using full-fat or even
trial sponsored by the National Heart, Lung ly aware that dietary guidelines can and do a low-fat product as opposed to a fat free.”
and Blood Institute on the effects of dairy change.
fat on cardiovascular health. Because of the mix of risks and benefits,
For example, not that many years ago, Lynch says, “I usually recommend the 2
That 9,000-person study, recently redis- heart patients were advised to eliminate percent dairy products, and I always go for
covered in a dusty basement at the Univer- butter from their diets entirely and replace grass-fed because the lipid profile is differ-
sity of Minnesota, yielded a mixed verdict. it with margarine – until researchers deter- ent there.”
mined that the trans fats in margarine were
On the one hand, participants lowered worse for the heart than the butterfat. Of course, studies like the recent one
their cholesterol levels by an average of from Tufts can be difficult – if not impos-
14 points by going on a low dairy-fat diet It is also because Lynch is aware of the sible – for laymen to read on their own.
– which seems to indicate that diary fat is many benefits of dairy products. Sentences like this would probably stop
bad. But “the low-saturated fat diet did not
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist and many windows add to the light, airy feel
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Curb appeal is so importance for a house, built-in units and a wall of doors and win-
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accents. It’s another place that brings that been meticulously maintained and very gen- Coastal Flooring
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Linda MacCormack, agent for Lang Re- views outside. It’s close to a lot of amenities SQ.FT.
alty, said that this house is one buyers will and activities, but you can also stay home
want to see. and enjoy your own private oasis. Either way,
it’s a little piece of paradise.
“This truly is a special property and has
8737 TOMPSON POINT ROAD WITH PURCHASE OF INSTALLATION
VALID THRU 8/31/18
Neighborhood: Tompson Point at PGA Village SLV
Year built: 2004 Construction: CBS
$8993 ROOMS UP TO
Square footage: 2,761 sq., ft. Total square footage: 5, 022 40 SQ. YDS.
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Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile FREE INSTALLATION & PADDING
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Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system Dream Kitchen • Great Prices $1495 SLV
Additional features: lake and golf views, heated, in-ground screened pool,
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Listing brokerage: Lang Realty 772-871-7900
Listing agent: Linda MacCormack, 772-812-0469
Listing price: $589,900
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A moderately active week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 13 sin-
gle-family residences and lots sell from Aug. 6-10.
The top sale of the week was the home at 11545 SW Fieldstone Way. First listed in May for
$500,000, this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 4,202-square-foot residence sold for $450,000 on
Both the seller and purchaser of the property were represented by Cesar Trujillo of Keller Wil-
liams Realty of Port St. Lucie.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $450,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11545 SW FIELDSTONE WAY 5/30/2018 $500,000 8/6/2018 $295,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7160 MAIDSTONE DRIVE 1/2/2018 $356,310 8/9/2018 $292,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11712 SW BENNINGTON CIRCLE 5/30/2018 $304,900 8/10/2018 $287,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5098 NW FIDDLE LEAF COURT 6/9/2018 $291,900 8/6/2018 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11021 SW VISCONTI WAY 7/6/2018 $299,000 8/9/2018 $273,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6495 NW GROVELAND TERRACE 5/25/2018 $280,000 8/6/2018 $240,700
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11963 SW CRESTWOOD CIRCLE 2/23/2018 $322,800 8/7/2018 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11272 SW BARTON WAY 7/9/2018 $258,900 8/9/2018 $190,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 873 SW ROCKY BAYOU TERRACE 5/29/2018 $215,000 8/9/2018 $165,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 449 SW TALQUIN LANE 4/6/2018 $214,900 8/10/2018 $130,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10440 SW STEPHANIE WAY #4206 5/3/2018 $179,900 8/10/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 980 NW TUSCANY DRIVE 4/3/2018 $196,000 8/10/2018 PGA VERANO
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REDUCED! NEW LISTING! 10795 SW Visconti 11093 SW Visconti 10610 SW
Way - ON GOLF Way Bella Model Capraia Way
10837 SW 18003 Cosenza Way COURSE WITH POOL! 2,BR, Den, 2 BA, 2 Car Lago Model
Visconti Way Isabella Floorplan 1646 Sq. Ft. Built in 2017 - All Impact Glass Crown 2 BR, Den, 2 BA, 1932 Sq. Ft. Beautiful lake view with
On the Golf Course, 2BR, Den/Poss. 3rd BR, 2 BA, Ravella Floorplan 2 BR, Den, 2.5 BH 2097 Sq. Ft. molding, plantation shutters, upgraded tile on the diago- screened patio and summer kitchen. Owners have
Isabella floor plan w/ 3 Car Garage!2 BR, 2 BA, Dining/Den Dining Room, 2 Car1820 Sq. Ft. Perfect location on cul-de- home on the golf course with heated pool /spa and nal. Every inch of this home is carefully designed with a added extensive landscaping, custom closets and
or Poss. 3rd BR, 3 car 1820 sq. ft. with gorgeous golf views. sac with Southern exposure lake view in back. This home was summer kitchen. Large screen enclosure with picture sophisticate feel throughout. $324,900 shelving. All impact glass. $417,900
Lots of upgrades! Summer Kitchen, plantation shutters, built never lived it! White cabinets in kitchen w/ wall oven, glass window. This home has white cabinets beautiful wood
in kitchen dining area. All impact glass. $378,000 tile backsplash and cooktop. All Impact Glass. Hurry this look porcelain tile and many upgraded features. All PGA VILLAGE TORINO AREA
home won’t last. $369,900 Impact Glass. $489,000
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9515 SW Nuova Way 10333 SW 7740 Greenbrier 9202 World PENDING
Ambrose Way Circle On Golf Cup Way
Large Estate Home 2 BD, Course! NEW LISTING!
2.5 BA, Den, Formal Living, Castellano Floorplan 2 BR, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 5234 NW Iredell Street
Family RoomFormal Dining, Pool & Spa w/ Private Lake Den, 2 BA, 2 Car garage with Golf Cart Bump Out! 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2157 Sq. ft. 1 Car Garage, Furnished. Beautiful property to build
View 2761 Sq. Ft. All Impact Glass 1819 Sq. Ft. with private view on the C-24 canal All On the 4th hole of Dye Golf Course Devon Model $197,000 your dream home on. Lot is located on a
$419,000 Impact Glass $264,900 $379,000 cul-du-sac on a quiet street. Close to the
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7160 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie 11712 SW Bennington Circle, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 1/2/2018 Listing Date: 5/30/2018
Original Price: $356,310 Original Price: $304,900
Sold: 8/9/2018 Sold: 8/10/2018
Selling Price: $331,000 Selling Price: $295,000
Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Joey Cueto Cesar Trujillo
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
5098 NW Fiddle Leaf Court, Port Saint Lucie 11021 SW Visconti Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/9/2018 Listing Date: 7/6/2018
Original Price: $291,900 Original Price: $299,000
Sold: 8/6/2018 Sold: 8/9/2018
Selling Price: $292,000 Selling Price: $287,000
Listing Agent: Veronica Hussain Listing Agent: AnnMarie Napolitano
Selling Agent: Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
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GL Homes, about half of the prospective
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and by the end of the weekend, over 60 all this will take time. Riverland, which has
homes had been sold. already been in the works for nearly 15 772.463.6500
years, will still require many more years to
As of yet, GL Homes has only market- achieve full build-out.
ed to local residents around the Treasure
Coast, and has already attracted about Ryals says the long-term development
6,000 interested customers. This fall, the allows them to be more flexible, and that
community will expand their marketing to they are committed to an adaptable and
the national level. scalable amenity program looking toward
the future: “It’s a very fluid program, the
Valencia Cay, a 55-plus, resort-style way we’ve done it. We have several differ-
neighborhood, will eventually include ent amenity centers instead of just one.
1,071 homes, ranging in size from 1,355 to That will allow us to have more flexibility
3,300 square feet. Buyers are able to choose and more phasing to bring things online
from a selection of 19 different floor plans, earlier, and then bring more online after
some of which start at $220,000. These af- the first neighborhood sells. That contin-
fordable luxury homes are fitted with con- ues to add to the amenity base that ev-
crete-tiled roofs, covered patios and gour- erybody gets to use.” Ryals adds that the
met kitchens with granite countertops. flexible amenity program also allows them
to be more receptive to resident feedback,
In addition, the 34,000-square-foot club- and prioritize accordingly.
house will house a café, a social hall with a
raised stage, card rooms, a catering kitchen Valencia Cay is the latest example of a
and a sports lounge. Attached to the club- growing trend in Port St. Lucie for active
house will be a resort-style pool, a whirl- adult communities. The list has expanded
pool spa and an events lawn. exponentially, with Pulte Homes’ Del Webb
community opening in Southern Grove
DiDonna says that construction will be- earlier this year, and older communities
gin on the clubhouse and pool once 375 like Vitalia and LakePark at Tradition con-
properties are sold, but the overall plan tinuing to grow very rapidly.
for Riverland will include even more: “Riv-
erland will offer people regional facilities And with the growth in this market, res-
that include a sports and racquet club idents and developers are bound to see an
and an arts and culture center, both on a increase in commercial enterprise, says
major scale. We’re going to have four city DiDonna.
parks. We’ll have a town center, which is
our commercial element. We’ll have a two- “Certainly when you ultimately bring
mile paseo for golf-cart travel, which will 11,000 rooftops to an area, it has a signif-
connect the whole community. I think Riv- icant appeal to the commercial sector. But
erland’s going to really transform the real that’s going to come over time. Of course,
estate market in the area, just because it it will be tremendously impactful, between
brings another level of design and oppor- what we’re doing and what Tradition is
doing. I think in 10 to 15 years, the whole
western corridor in Port St. Lucie will be a
really amazing place to live.”
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PGA VILLAGE $375,000 PGA VILLAGE $349,900 PGA VILLAGE $317,900
UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD!
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BOASTS A ‘BEAUTY’ A selection of American prints is on display
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BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer Vero Beach Museum of Art. “Post-War Impres-
sions: Printmaking in the United States after
1 And the free summer flicks World War II” is a selection of artworks chosen
just keep coming. Case in by VBMA curator Danielle Johnson from the
point: this Sunday, Aug. 19, “Beau- museum’s collection of 272 prints. Johnson says
ty and the Beast” is showing at the that when she was looking through the flat files
Sunrise Theatre. It’ll be nice and to decide on a checklist, she found the post-
cool and there will be (not free) World War II printmaking collection particularly
popcorn. It is a live-action reimag- robust. “It really it reflects the explosion in the
ining of Disney’s 1991 animated print industry after the ’60s,” she says. That ex-
version and, according to Wiki- plosion included a number of techniques, both old and new, that artists felt free to
pedia, both are adaptations of the use, including lithography, woodcut, mezzotint and etching.
18th century fairy tale. This 2017
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Ian McKellen and Emma Thomp-
son in supporting roles. Show
time: 3 p.m. Admission: Free tick-
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2 Over at the Kilmer Library
on Melody Lane (101 Melo-
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catch the charming, stop-mo-
tion animated film “Early Man”
on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.
The stop-motion animated film,
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Simon. He’s been around forever.”
[email protected] The show will run in September and Pollock said
A.C.T Studio Theatre brings challenging plays to there was some concern that snowbirds would not
have returned. “When I directed ‘Odd Couple’ in Sep-
our area, plays that frequently have not been seen tember, we worried about snowbirds and it was pret-
ty much a sell-out,” he said.
here. The just-completed “Macbeth” is one such of-
Pollock is a retired teacher who is working part-
fering. That said, sometimes the schedule can seems time in the counseling area. He has friends in Hobe
Sound, but he found a home in St. Lucie West. While
to emphasize the darker side of human nature. the change was scary, he doesn’t miss the weather up
To open A.C.T.’s 2018-2019 season, artistic director
For his cast, Pollock has picked some well-known
Dennis O’Donovan has chosen “The Sunshine Boys” Treasure Coast names as his Sunshine Boys. Don
Matlin will play Willie and Howard Brown will be
by Neil Simon, which will run from Sept. 8-23 at the Lewis.
Stuart venue. It’s a departure for the theater, but an “Their stage presence is just wonderful,” Pollock
said. “They’re veteran actors who play well off each
acknowledgment that good writing, acting and di- other. Playing together, they are hilarious.”
recting make for good theater, regardless of the sub- The cast also includes Mark Fetterly as nephew
Ben Silverman; Gary York as a patient; Stephen May-
ject matter. er as Eddie; Nancy Dickenson as the nurse; and Joyce
Milligan as the registered nurse. Stephen Mayer is
“The Sunshine Boys” revolves around two also the stage manager.
ex-vaudevillians, Al Lewis and Willie Clark, who Pollock believes the show will be great fun and
something new for the A.C.T. audience. As the theater
were known as the Sunshine Boys. They worked to- is small, the director has words of advice. “I strongly
urge people to buy their tickets soon,” he said.
gether for 43 years and then ill feelings split them “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon will be presented
weekends from Sept. 8-23 at A.C.T. Studio Theatre, 2399 SE
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nomination for the play. upcoming production of Neil Simon’s
“The Sunshine Boys.”
Robert Pollock, who moved to the area from PHOTO COURTESY OF A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE
Cleveland a few years ago, is directing the play. He is
a community theater veteran.
“I’ve performed in musical theater and done almost ev- When O’Donovan decided to do “The Sunshine Boys,”
ery male lead on show business for over 45 years,” he said. he asked Pollock to direct it. “He knew I’d done ‘The Odd
“I moved down here and the first thing I did was something Couple,’” Pollock said. “It’s Neil Simon. How can you go
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FEAST YOUR ‘SOAR’ EYES ON ELLIOTT’S KITE EXHIBIT
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer scenes look at the collection with a
[email protected] tour guided by associate car curator
The Elliott Museum’s motto is “Let John Giltinan
Your Mind Soar,” and at least one of or one of his staff.
their special exhibitions will do that While the Elliott has many tempo-
in a literal sense. The show “Kites: Art rary exhibits, it also has significant
on a String,” runs through Aug. 26 at permanent exhibits in a variety of
the Stuart venue, and features vin- fields. Many would be of interest to
tage, contemporary and miniature the entire family, including the afore-
kites from around the world. mentioned cars, trucks, bicycles and
The Elliott is truly a treasure of the boats, extensive baseball memo-
Treasure Coast. It opened in 1961, rabilia, exhibits focusing on local
with principal funding coming from history and Americana, a tribute to
snowbird Harmon Elliott. He named actress Frances Langford, a local res-
the museum after his father, Sterling, ident, and a Foucault Pendulum. The
whose inventions in the late 19th and latter is an example of the first device
early 20th centuries led to more than to give direct evidence of the Earth’s
125 patents. His most important in- The exhibition Kites: Art on a String is only one of the events at the Elliott Museum that will “Let Your Mind Soar.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ELLIOTT MUSEUM rotation.
vention was his work on the unequal An afternoon at the Elliott is a
turning of front wheels or steering knuckles On Aug. 23, the Elliott has an event for and drink-themed art will be on display for great way to spend a day. Visit the website
that would turn out to be critical to the suc- adults, “Everything’s Comin’ up Rose,” with the entire run of the show and an edible art- for classes and other events happening
cess of the automobile. He also invented a Sam the Wine Man. Part of the museum’s work competition will take place during the throughout the year.
spring that kept buggies stable and he was DaVintage series, the special evening is a reception Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
labeled a genius by Thomas Edison, who was fine wine seminar that runs from 6 p.m. to The Florida Watercolor Society has made The Elliott Museum is located at 825. NE
something of an expert on that subject. The 8:30 p.m. Wine will be paired with cheeses the Elliott one of the stops for its traveling Ocean Blvd., Stuart. It is open Monday-Sun-
museum contains an interesting exhibition and other snacks. The event costs $45 for show of outstanding watercolors from 100 day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on
of some of Sterling Elliott’s inventions. Elliott members and $55 for non-members. artists. The show runs from Nov. 8-Jan. 27, Wednesdays through September. Member-
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11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach: Still good, but not quite the same
BY TINA RONDEAU | Columnist
At 11 Maple Street, for three decades regarded as
one of the best restaurants on the Treasure Coast,
dining goes on.
But things did not seem the same last week in the
DINING absence of co-owner Margie Perrin,
REVIEW the front-of-the-house manager who
died unexpectedly last November at
SPECIAL the all-too-young age of 61.
Husband Mike still presides over
the kitchen of this century-old Florida cottage just off
the main thoroughfare in Jensen Beach, and he is still
preparing the seldom-seen-locally dishes like spotted
skate wing, sturgeon and elk that have won the restau-
rant high marks from Zagat, Florida Trend and other
But this charming old home with antique furniture
and lace curtains on the windows seemed a bit empty
in the absence of Margie’s ubiquitous presence and
When we visited a year ago, we
mentioned to her how much we
loved the house-baked walnut
sourdough bread – which
is offered as an appetizer
with a price ($5.95 for a
half loaf, $8.95 for a full together Peruvian cooking, and a red sauce made from fresno
f lawlessly. chili peppers. The sauces perfectly complemented
loaf ). the scallops, but the taste of shitake mushrooms was
For entrées, largely lost among the other ingredients in the rather
To our amazement, at I ordered the doughy empanadas.
the conclusion of our meal, stew ($39) and my On previous visits, we have enjoyed a variety of the
husband opted for the small plates including the sautéed skate wing with
she presented us with a loaf pan-seared sea scallops ($38). Canadian bay scallops ($27.95), as well as what seems
My fish stew was described as “just like a permanent fixture (and the most expensive item) on
of the bread to take home for a bouillabaisse” with a filet of ahi tuna sitting atop a the large-plate menu, the wood-grilled North Ameri-
mix of bay scallops, shrimp, and little neck clams in can elk tenderloin ($59).
breakfast the following morning. a saffron, leek and tomato broth. The tuna was nicely
seared, and the other seafood components were very Dinner for two, accompanied by the suggested wine
Who does that? tasty, but the dish would have benefited from more pairings, is likely to run over $150 before tip.
So naturally on our visit last week, we started with My husband’s two pan-seared sea scallops were This restaurant was described by Emeril Lagasse a
cooked perfectly, and were served with shitake mush- couple of years ago as a “hidden gem,” and it remains
the bread, and a beautiful crusty half loaf was brought room empanadas that had been blackened with squid one of the better dining establishments on the Trea-
ink, along with two slightly spicy sauces – a yellow sure Coast. Be sure to book in advance.
to the table along with herbed goat cheese, salsa verde crema made with the amarillo chili pepper, a staple in
The reviewer dines anonymously at restaurants at the
and yummy roasted garlic. I could have made an entire expense of this newspaper.
meal out of it.
Next, from the seven small plates on the menu
ranging from pan-fried Caicos conch (19.95) to wood-
grilled Spanish octopus ($23.95), we decided to share
an order of roasted beets with Laura Chenel goat
cheese, mixed greens and a walnut vinaigrette ($14.95).
The plating of this dish was a work of art and the
tastes matched the presentation. The elements came
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Couples ‘meeting cute’? Engagement notices take nauseating turn
Hatched. Matched. Dispatched. Those were the only Fish.” If they met on a dating site, which is not necessari- talk about how you disliked each other on sight, but your
ly “meeting cute,” they will describe their first date. roommate’s sister insisted that you meet for coffee and
times when a lady or a gentleman was mentioned in your new husband had you at hello. Your children will
I am, dear reader, not against cute meets or romance.
the newspaper. You could have a “just the facts” notice Indeed, I love how Cary Grant splashed water love the story, as will your grandchildren. It’s
all over Doris Day and sent Gig Young to find just the rest of us who get slightly ill.
when you were born, married and died. Most of the her to pay for her dry cleaning. (The movie
is “That Touch of Mink” and it’s funnier than The answer, of course, for the Grinch Who
notice would focus on your pedigree, it sounds.) I have an inscription from Shake- Spoiled Weddings, is to stop reading the
speare on my wall: “When I saw you, I fell in announcements. I stubbornly cling to the
SHELLEY forebearers and perhaps education. love, and you smiled, because you knew.” I practice because I’ve been doing it most of my
KOPPEL You were merely a cog in the wheel of just found it this year, but it made me think life. I haven’t changed. It’s the world around
MY TAKE a well-ordered society. of the first time I saw my husband, so many me that has. Everyone thinks that everything
years ago. they do or say is fascinating to everyone else. I
I am a fan of the marriage and blame it on Facebook and other social media,
There have also been changes in engage- where people have to tell you what they had
engagement notices in the Sunday ment and marriage notices that reflect chang- for breakfast.
es in society. There are couples of all races and ethnicities I suggest that we go back to the way things were.
New York Times. I have been reading them since I was a and there are now same-sex couples. The photos are Announce the parents, the schools and the jobs. We want
often candid and not posed. to know you come from a good family and can support
girl. Styles have certainly changed in the ensuing decades each other. Leave the rest of it for the groom’s toast.
Still, back to the meet cute. It may make everyone in And don’t get me started on obituaries.
and, to my mind, much of it is not an improvement. You your circle, or everyone at your wedding, melt, when you
may want to refer briefly to a previous column about how
I have become a cranky old woman before you read this.
These days, couples want to “meet cute.” That, appar-
ently, is the adorable yet nauseating way that a couple
found their destiny. These days they are likely to have
met on a dating site, of which there are many, some with
cute names like “Coffee Meets Bagel” and “Plenty of
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Bonz salutes Sarge for his service and selflessness
“Woof!” I exclaimed. “I didn’t ree-lize lookin’ for a puppy,
when something said to
“PLUS, there was a 2-year wait. So she
Hi Dog Buddies! decided to get a shelter puppy and train it. her, ‘Go back and get
The first shelter didn’t have any puppies,
This week I innerviewed Sarge O’Neal, so she went to the Port St. Lucie Humane your dog!’”
a sturdy, good-lookin’ pooch with a real Society, but they were outta puppies,
important job. He looks sorta Lab-ish, but too. She noticed a coupla older dogs way “Shut the dog-
he’s ackshully a mix of Giant Schnauzer, at the back and wondered why they got
Coon Hound, German Shepherd an Ter- brought to the shelter. One of ’em wasn’t house door!”
rier. barking, just sitting quietly. The shelter
lady said he’d been dropped off the day “I know. Weird,
He came right up for the Wag-an-Sniff, after Christmas and was going through a
introduced his Mom, Debbie, an greet- lifestyle change.” right? I dunno
ed my assistant with welcoming slurps.
When we were all comf-tubble in the liv- “Woof! The day after Christmas. That’s what it was, but she
ing room, I got out my notebook. harsh,” I said. “I get a feeling, um, was
that you, Sarge?” came right back to
“So where should I start?” he asked.
“Just tell about how you found your “Yep. I was confused. I thought I’d the shelter and said, ‘I
Forever Family an what your life’s been been a good dog. I’d tried to be as helpful
like.” and o-bee-dee-unt as I could, but I got want Sarge.’ A different
“It’s kinda complicated. Before I joined dropped off just the same. The lady told
the family, my future Mom and my fu- Mom I knew some commands and she shelter lady told Mom
ture brother Brandon had lost their huz- thought I’d been a vet’s service dog. I did
bun and dad, Thomas. It was a very sad the usual Sit, Stay, Down, Come routine for she’d heard I could do
time for them, an it was extra hard, too, Mom. She looked kind, an she gave me a
cuz Brandon (he’s 28) has aw-tism, which liddle Pity Pat. But when the lady asked if something with keys.
means he needs lotsa special TLC. she wanted me, Mom said she just didn’t
“Mom couldn’t do it by herself, so she know. The lady whisked me away, an Mom The lady tossed her
decided to get a trained service dog. But left. It was a real Downward Dog moment.
she found out it’d cost lots of munny, a keys on the ground an
buncha thousands, which she didn’t have.” “Later I found out that Mom had
planned to get some lunch then keep I picked ’em up an put
’em on the counter.
An Mom rescued me,
“Talk about perfect
timing! What was it like
with your new family?”
“When Brandon saw
me he got so excited, Sarge. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
he squealed an started
running to me. Mom
was like, ‘Oh, No!’ cuz
she thought I’d get excited, too, an bark Dog Trainer and had trained me since I
or jump up or run away. But somehow I was a puppy, so I’m a Bone-uh-fied Ser-
unnerstood that takin’ care of Brandon vice Dog. But she got sick an couldn’t help
was gonna be my Special Job. I donno him take care of me anymore an that’s
how I knew, I just did. So I bumped him why they hadda take me to the shelter.
gently to distract him and slow him down, Later, Nikki came to visit us, an I was so
so we could get to know each other. Then excited to see her. She gave Mom a list of
I looked at Mom to see what she wanted all my commands, so now I’m even more
me to do next. She had accidently found helpful.”
the perfect pooch to help her an Bran- “Whaddya do for fun?”
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17 IT 107 Linda Ellerbee’s ___ It Goes 64 M over 2, plus 3
20 Type of show, 110 ___ majesté 66 Leg, to Legs Diamond
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21 ME 116 Really laughed 69 Wells’s blond race
23 Some mushrooms 71 High Noon star, to friends
24 It means “foot” 118 THEM! 72 South America’s
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26 Alleviates 122 THEM 75 1950s Arkansas governor
28 Pew break 123 One from the heart
29 Opposite of masc. 124 Spud’s buds Faubus
31 And whatnot, briefly 125 Fixes a squeak again 77 Weighty dict.
33 Sweeping stories 80 Hunting for birds’ homes
35 Coll. arts degree DOWN 81 Info-gathering mission
36 As written 1 Hightail it 82 Feature of Lauren Hutton’s
37 SHE 2 Wambaugh’s
40 Back again former dept. teeth
41 Military ranks: abbr. 3 Of the creation 85 Spanish article
43 Writer Kesey of a world 87 Either Chaney
44 Choice: abbr. 4 1970s Dodger pitcher Doug 88 Chinny host
45 Requiring a macron 5 James Garfield’s middle 91 Writer buried in Baltimore
47 Dessert in the sky 94 Kenya’s capital
48 HIM AND HER name 97 Axel, in Beverly Hills Cop
52 Beat 6 Are, in Arles 98 The Matterhorn’s canton
53 Econ. yardsticks 7 Motorcycle leaps, e.g.
55 Prophets 99 Happening
56 Of ancient Portugal 8 Bellinis and Cellinis 101 Our Gang cutie
58 Witch 9 Sodium hydroxide, briefly 102 Sneer (at)
59 Special, as 104 Steppenwolf author
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61 La-la preceder 11 Actor Herbert 108 House of Windsor’s former
62 Like some wines 12 Celebes oxen
63 1920s hotel-lobby style 13 Pretzel brand, ___-Thin name, ___-Coburg-Gotha
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71 Part of CST 111 Mix
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At the bridge table, sometimes jumping is correct, even necessary. In this deal, South’s KQ
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diamond nine. However, that would surely kill the defense. West, trusting his partner, 1 Hearts Pass 1 NT Pass LEAD:
would continue with another diamond. 3 Hearts Pass Pass Pass K Diamonds
Instead, East should ask himself from where five tricks might come. Looking at the
dummy should make it clear that two or three spade tricks will be needed, and there
might be no time to lose. At trick one, East must discourage with his diamond two.
Then, West should shift to the spade eight, top of nothing. East will win as cheaply as
possible and return his diamond three. West will take that trick and lead the spade two,
lowest from three remaining cards. East now knows to take two more spade tricks to
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READY FOR TAKEOFF? LEARN TO ANALYZE YOUR BALL FLIGHT KEVIN’S
The following “Kure” will be Part 1 of head path, with about 80 percent being the clubhead path. This is even more the face generally control
a series of two Kures in which we will attributed to clubface angle and about case at slower speeds, such as putting. the height or trajecto-
provide information to help you become 20 percent being determined by club- ry – high, center and
an “expert” on how to analyze the flight head path. An example of this is if your 2. The curving golf ball: The ball low. There are also
of your ball, and correlate the ball flight clubface is open 10 degrees to the right fading, slicing, drawing or hooking is three possible contact
to the position of the clubface, clubhead of your target and your clubhead path is caused by the ball having varying spins, points on the ball –
path, centeredness of contact and angle moving down your target line. The ball depending on the angle it is struck by high on the ball, cen- By Kevin Perkins
of approach. will start approximately 8 degrees to the the clubface. The clubface not being at ter and low. Generally,
right of your target. However, keep in right angles to the clubhead path caus- a ball struck low on the clubface will
After all, that is the only thing that mind the example above is a ball that’s es sidespin. In a slice, the clubhead is contact the high on the ball. The oppo-
matters in golf – the dimensions of the being struck somewhat close to the open relative to a leftward clubhead site is usually true as well. A ball that is
club as it relates to the ball at impact. center of the clubface (centeredness of path; and the face being closed to a struck high on the clubface will contact
Let’s go over the different ways the ball contact). Shots that are not struck close rightward clubhead path causes a hook. low on the ball. The contact points on
can be moved or struck and what truly to the center of the clubface – for exam- Shots that don’t curve (straight shots), the clubface and ball are greatly influ-
controls the results. ple, a ball that is struck on the toe of the pushes, pulls and straights, the clubface enced by the angle of approach the club-
clubface – will start off more right, and is at right angles to the respective paths head takes as it enters the hitting area.
1. The direction the ball initially a ball that is struck on the heel of the of right, left and down the line, causing
moves: The ball can start straight at clubface will start more left. So, on a sol- vertical backspin, which allows the ball We are off and running. Read Part 2
your target, left of your target or right idly struck shot (center of clubface), the to continue down its initial starting line. next week. Until then, keep your head
of your target. The starting direction is initial flight will favor the clubface, not down!
determined by clubface angle and club- 3. Height or trajectory of the shot:
The three possible contact points on the
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