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Winterlakes Park: City events ride momentum
Is its fate finally of forum on race, inclusion
coming into focus?
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer A SPIKE BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent conversation, and the community
[email protected] IN INTEREST response and growing demand in
Due to the demonstrable suc- the last year has helped to inspire
What to do with Winterlakes St. Lucie West Centennial High School junior Alayna Anderson goes for the kill cess of last November’s Forum on the City Council and staff to make
Park? It’s the question that’s been Race Relations and Inclusion and this an annual tradition.
awaiting an answer for at least two against Okeechobee in volleyball last week. The Eagles swept in 3 sets. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN the recognition of a continuous
decades. That answer might soon need, the city of Port St. Lucie has “The council are very support-
come to light. announced a second set of forums ive of this, as well as the police
that will take place this month. department and city staff,” says
On Wednesday, city staff was Mayor Oravec. “The expectation
scheduled to hold a public meet- Last year’s all-day event, par- is that this will happen at least an-
ing to get a clearer picture of what tially inspired by the June 2016 nually. We’ll have some type of an-
the residents in the Torino area shootings at the Pulse nightclub nual event, and the forum will go
wanted at the 28-plus acre site that in Orlando, brought more than on into the future. We’ll never see
was once the temporary home for 100 citizens to the Civic Center for a moment in time where we’d want
Allapattah Flats K-8 School. The discussions and workshops that to stop working on our relation-
meeting was held after press time. ranged in topic from fair and im- ships. One of the special aspects of
The property is located at 5241 NW partial policing to disability aware- the city is not only that we’re safe,
Jannebo St. ness, racial and ethnic diversity, but we’re also a city for all people.”
and LGBTQ advocacy.
Before the public meeting, how- While last year’s forum covered
ever, the Port St. Lucie City Council The forum, proposed by May- a wide scope, this year the city, in
debated what to do – they knew or Greg Oravec at the 2016 City partnership with the Port St. Lucie
it should be a park, but how big Council Summer Retreat, was al-
ways meant to open up an ongoing CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
RIDERLESS MOWER TURNS HopCat franchise
Artist James Gibson dies HEADS BY THE HIGHWAYS gets final approval
for Tradition site
BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK | Correspondent
An original member of the BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Highwaymen, James Gibson St. Lucie County residents traveling around Fort Pierce, [email protected]
was one of the most prolific of across the Beachline to Orlando and on other major roads
the famous Fort Pierce-based around the state the past few months may have caught a Since the first days of 2017,
landscape artists. See our glimpse of a new tool being used in the battle to keep Mother Port St. Lucie residents have been
Appreciation, Page B6. Nature at bay. clamoring for a ground-breaking
date for the first-in-Florida Hop-
Prompting motorist double-takes, a riderless, school-bus- PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Cat craft beer establishment.
yellow mower can be seeing crawling up and down the over-
pass slopes of I-95 and other major highways crisscrossing The company put out the word
the state as it literally mows down all vegetative obstacles in that they would be bringing it to
its path. Tradition Square – and now, about
8 months later, the last of the
The 809-pound Spider is manufactured in the Czech governmental hurdles has been
Republic, and runs on 95 octane unleaded gas, with no ad- cleared.
ditives, according to the operation manual. It’s one of six
machines that Pennsylvania-based DBI Services recently CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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‘Thunder’ hunks return
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OBITUARIES A9 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15
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City’s 9/11 ceremony will stress ‘inspiring’ message
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent do a memorial flag,” Meely Obama. He officially ended OEF-A at the
end of 2014 and replaced it with Operation
Pastor David Zoerhof said he’ll have said. Freedom’s Sentinel.
about three minutes to talk at the City of
Port St. Lucie’s September 11th Remem- There’ll be a table with That operation continued to the end of
brance Ceremony. his presidency and into the current admin-
American flag cards with istration, Donald Trump. Earlier this year,
“What they wanted is to come from a Trump authorized Secretary of Defense
positive perspective, not the negative of the space to inscribe messages. James Mattis to deploy upwards to 4,000
tragedy, but the positive of what we built af- additional military personnel to Afghan-
ter,” he said. The participants will be wel- istan in support of Operation Freedom’s
The minister leads Genesis Community come to leave the messages at
Church, which recently moved from Port St. There are about 9,800 members of the
Lucie to Fort Pierce. Zoerhof said highlight- the memorial. “We want it to military serving in Afghanistan, supported
ing all the good things that have happened by about 26,000 contractors.
in the 16 years since the terrorist attacks be more encouraging and in-
on Sept. 11, 2001, would be near impossible On Aug. 21, Trump addressed the nation
given any length of time. spiring,” Meely said. about the continuing military operations in
Afghanistan that now represent the longest
The ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, stars Zoerhof said he was recently single combat mission in U.S. history.
at 8:30 a.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Cen-
ter, 9221 SE Civic Center Place. Buddy Em- in New York City and saw One “And in the end, we will win,” he said.
erson, the St. Lucie County Fire Chief, will “We must address the reality of the world as
be the master of ceremonies. The assistant World Trade Center, which is it exists right now, the threats we face, and
fire chief, Brian Blizzard, will also speak. the confronting of all of the problems of to-
often called Freedom Tower, day, an extremely predictable consequenc-
Decreta Meely, event specialist at the es of a hasty withdrawal.”
Civic Center, is organizing the annual re- and the National Sept. 11 Me-
membrance. She said the event will be by The Port St. Lucie ceremony will have
the center’s memorial fountain. Its cen- morial & Museum. The theme of this year’s Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony is “Remembering seating. Additionally, there’ll be light fare
terpiece is an 11-foot steel beam from the “The magnificent building for attendees inside the Civic Center after
World Trade Center. She said after the cer- the Past and Embracing the Present.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE the ceremony, which will be about an hour.
emony, everyone will have an opportunity
to participate. there speaks volumes to the To learn more, visit the city’s website at
“The public will have an opportunity to future,” the minister said. The 1,776-foot- Twin Towers and didn’t know (if they sur-
tall One World Trade Center opened in vived),” Zoerhof said.
2015. Yes, the height is a deliberate refer- He added, “Looking back, the biggest
ence to the year America declared its inde- challenge was to encourage people not to
pendence. walk in fear.”
Sept. 11, 2001, was a difficult day for Zo- America responded to the hijacked-plane
erhof and other spiritual leaders. He said as attacks with the Global War on Terrorism,
it became increasingly evident that morn- which continues to the present. By Oct. 7,
ing there was a widespread terrorist attack 2001, the United States opened Operation
going on, word came in that church mem- Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan.
bers were on planes. The war in Afghanistan continued to the
“There were also a couple members who end of George W. Bush’s time at the White
had family members who worked in the House and into the presidency of Barack
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Manatee Center lecture to focus on Lagoon health POLICE SEARCH FOR
FEMALE SUSPECT IN
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent migrate between them through the year. center is open, is 1:30 p.m. Tours can be CREDIT CARD SCAM
Sometimes manatees decide they like a canceled due to lack of passengers and poor
The Manatee Observation and Education place and stay there. The animals can grow weather. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Center in Fort Pierce is hosting a lecture upwards to 13 feet and weigh around 1,300 [email protected]
about the area’s water health. pounds. Tickets are available at the center’s gift
shop, the Vanishing Mermaid. For children Residents have been put on notice to
“The presentation will be led by Kathy One of their most famous manatee be- ages 3 to 12, tickets are $12. Adults are $23, check their bank and credit card state-
Hill at the (Indian River Lagoon) National haviors is seeking warmer waters during and those 65 or older get a $3 discount. ments for charges they didn’t make.
Estuary Program,” said Rachel Tennant, the winter months, so they are frequent win-
center’s manager. tertime visitors to Florida’s springs. Unlike The center has extended its educational At least one credit card might have
other marine mammals, manatees have programs to the soil. The center is planting been skimmed.
Hill is the communications director at surprisingly little fat to keep warm. What a native-species butterfly garden.
the Indian River Lagoon Council. The pre- looks like body fat on them is really ex- The Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
sentation will start at noon on Friday, Sept. tremely thick skin. “The plan is within the next six to eight ment is trying to identify a suspect
8. It’s part of the Lunch & Learn Lecture months to have signage, so it’s a full-on who, they say, made a fraudulent cred-
series. Attendees are welcomed to take Tennant said there were at least 15 man- exhibit,” Tennant said. “This is a relatively it card transaction at the Five Star Nail
bagged lunches to eat during the lecture. atee sightings at the center’s observation new initiative for us to use as much of our Salon at 3059 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. on
The center is at 480 N. Indian River Drive. tower in July, 22 in June, and 15 in May. space as possible for environmental educa- Aug. 25. The suspect is identified as a
tion.” black female who was seen wearing a
The lecture will include information “It’s hit or miss at this time,” she said. long-sleeve blue outer shirt and a black
about the Indian River Lagoon Council’s “During (November to March), the number The center is open Thursday to Saturday, head tie/wrap.
efforts to protect the 156-mile waterway is higher – 45, 50.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October to June. It’s also
that stretches from Martin to Volusia open Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Admission is The victim’s card was also used at
counties. The council is a non-regulatory, While manatees are its namesake, the $1. Children up to age 5 get in free of charge. the Funky Chicken, a Publix, Bravo
non-taxing collaborative of counties and center has a broader mission. Supermarket, Bagel Break, Wing Stop,
cities along the Indian River Lagoon. Ad- “More than anything, we’re an environ- Panda Express, and Spiros Taverns –
ditionally, the St. Johns and South Florida “We’re really looking to familiarize vis- mental education center run almost exclu- all between Aug. 18-25.
Water Management districts are members. itors with wildlife they’ll encounter in the sively by volunteers,” Tennant said.
The counties, cities and districts pay to be Indian River Lagoon,” Tennant said. The same suspect was seen on sur-
in the council, which administers the fed- The Lunch & Learn Lecture series is done veillance purchasing a $100 Visa gift
eral National Estuary Program for the In- Among other things, the center operates the second Friday of every month. card and other items using the victim’s
dian River Lagoon. a regular, 90-minute boat tour on the la- card information at the Publix located
goon. The usual tour time, daily when the To learn more about the center, visit www. at 1333 NW St. Lucie West Blvd.
Tennant said Hill will talk about being manateeeducationcenter.org.
part of the many needed solutions to the Surveillance image of suspect. PHOTO COURTESY PSLPD
Those who believe their cards might
“Homeowners can have simple guidance have been compromised are encour-
about what they can do,” she said. aged to contact the card company and
The Manatee Observation and Education
Center is a lesser-known St. Lucie County Anyone with information about the
gem. “We’re having our 21st anniversary suspect is encouraged to contact Port
event in October,” Tennant said. St. Lucie Police Officer C. D’Angelo at
772-871-5000 or remain anonymous
The center is a public-private partner- and call Treasure Coast Crime Stop-
ship started with state grant funding in the pers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).
mid-1990s. The center features a two-sto-
ry observation tower overlooking Moore’s
Creek. “It’s a beautiful view,” Tennant said.
Of course, the primary interest at the
tower is the center’s namesake – the Florida
The local subspecies of the West Indian
manatee range throughout Florida’s fresh
and salt waters. The marine mammal can
handle wide variations of salinity and often
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WINTERLAKES PARK DIGITAL FLOOD MAPS SOON
SET FOR RESIDENTS’ REVIEW
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
should it be? What amenities should it have? Newly revised draft preliminary digital
What impact could it have on the communi-
ty? flood insurance rate maps for coastal ar-
“We’re not allowed to have favorites,” eas of St. Lucie County will be available for
Mayor Gregory Oravec said, but noted any-
way that Torino is one of the best communi- residents to review on Wednesday, Sept. 13
ties in the city … it just “needs some TLC.”
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn
The city has budgeted $1.66 million over
the next two years to make improvements to Center, 2000 Virginia Ave.
the property, which already has parking, re-
strooms, a playground and an “airnasium” – Flood maps show the extent to which
essentially a large covered pavilion.
areas are at risk for flooding. When up-
Even still, the park is underutilized, coun-
cil members lamented. dated maps become effective, they help
Ideas for Winterlakes Park have included determine flood insurance and building
adding tennis and pickleball courts, a dog
park, a ballfield with backstop – no lighting, requirements. St. Lucie County residents
no speakers – and even walking trails. Other
ideas could be added for further consider- can check the changes to the maps at
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN http://g is.st lucieco.gov/f loodupdate.
John and Carol Moler live a half-block
from the temporary school-turned-parkland The Torino Regional Park site is approxi- Residents and property owners will
site. “I’’ve been asking the same question mately 80 acres and currently has no infra-
for 20 years,” he said, addressing the coun- Neither he nor any of the Torino residents structure or improvements on site. have the opportunity to see the prelimi-
cil: What will Winterlakes Park be developed who have previously emailed or called coun-
into – a neighborhood park or a regional cil members voiced support for a regional Vice Mayor Shannon Martin said the $1.66 nary coastal maps, learn about their risk
park? For years, he’d heard “neighborhood” park, though they agree the park could use million Goldberg suggested be allocated to
park and only recently had there been dis- some upgrades. the Torino Regional Park would hardly make of flooding and ask questions about what
cussion about it becoming more intensive a dent; it might cover some of the infrastruc-
– a regional park with all the trappings that One resident, though, spoke against do- ture but there would be nothing else. the new maps will mean for their proper-
come with such a facility. Lights, speakers, ing anything at all with the site, encouraging
stadium, concessions, traffic, noise. the council to, instead, put the $1.66 million Since Winterlakes already has the infra- ty. Residents can meet one-on-one with
into a regional park on Torino Parkway. The structure, the $1.66 million could be used to
regional park is on the city’s long-range plans build amenities visitors could actually use. specialists to discuss flood insurance,
and could cost as much as $13 million at full “We can capitalize on that,” she said.
build-out. engineering, building permits and more.
Assistant Parks Director Brad Keen told
Diane Goldberg said living 2 ½ miles from the council that he envisions for Winterlakes Home and business owners, renters, real
Winterlakes, half of Torino would never use Park multiple uses including non-league
that park – it’s too far and too dangerous to sports, like pick-up games of baseball or soc- estate agents, mortgage lenders, surveyors
walk or ride a bike to get there. cer. Without lighting, the park would be open
from dawn to dusk. and insurance agents are encouraged to
“This is not a safe place to put the park,”
she said. attend.
The new preliminary coastal maps were
developed through a partnership between
the communities and the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency. They are
based on updated modeling data and show
coastal flood hazards more accurately
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Food insecurity has numerous causes.
September is Hunger Action Month “This is a very service-industry type
at the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Look of community,” Romero said. “Stores
around St. Lucie, and things are pretty closed when it’s not season, or hours are
good. The economy is humming, jobs shortened. People who are in those in-
and wages are up over previous years, dustries, who have those jobs, find they
and yet … can’t work as many hours as they did in
FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS “There’s actually nearly 100,000 peo- January.”
ple we serve on a weekly basis who The Treasure Coast’s tourism slacks
struggle with hunger,” Triana Romero, during the summer months, and the
director of marketing and community area has a slight rise in unemployment
relations, said. during that period.
The public-awareness, donation-rais- Romero said reductions in income
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day, the not-for-profit is hosting “Out ple age is a commonplace cause of food
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That’ll get folks into a
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WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD Sept. 8. The food bank is
CrSeWekStWoanyy going to Pack the House.
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
SW Hartwick Dr. “It’s our third annual
Pack the House, which is
a 24-hour pack-a-thon,”
The food bank is asking
people to volunteer for
one or more three-hour Volunteers will gather next weekend for the ‘Pack the House’ event at the
shifts from noon, Sept. 8,
Treasure Coast Food Bank. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK
An unforgettable to noon Saturday, Sept. 9.
memorial “Our goal is to sort over 200,000 meals insecurity on the Treasure Coast.
takes planning. in those 24 hours,” Romero said. “We have seniors who are living on a
Pack the House will be at the food fixed incomes,” she said. “We can all re-
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Port St. Lucie. Anna Merone, 82, of Port St. Lucie
passed away Aug. 19 at St. Lucie Medical
RICHARD K. DONAHUE, 72 Center in Port St. Lucie. Born in Bronxville,
Port St. Lucie N.Y., she was a longtime resident of Port St.
Richard K. Donahue, 72, of Port Saint
Lucie passed away Aug. 22 surrounded by Survivors include her husband, Frank
his loving family. Richard moved to Port St. Merone; two sons, Armando Merone and
Lucie in 1990, coming from Boston. Gerardo Merone, both of Port St. Lucie; five
grandchildren, Dominick, Frank, Tino, Mi-
Richard was the second-generation own- chael and Lynn Merone; one great-grand-
er of the medical device company his father daughter, Taylor Merone; and one sister,
founded. The company grew to be a nation- Rosalie (Anthony) Crescimano of Stuart.
al name during his tenure.
Mrs. Merone was preceded in death by
He enjoyed spending summers at the two sons, Antonio and Faustino Merone.
family home in Cape Cod. He enjoyed fish-
ing, golfing and playing tennis.
Richard was a beloved husband and fa-
ther. He loved spending time with his family.
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Your Plumbing and FORUM ON RACE RELATIONS city staff’s determination to work internal-
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resources to evaluate what policies and pro-
Police Department and the Roundtable of cedures we can change or move forward to
St. Lucie West, has decided to pare down the be more inclusive,” says Kristina Ciuperger,
focus. city communications director. They have
already drafted a charter for a committee
One of the more popular sessions last that will work closely with the city manag-
year was called Gathering Appreciation by er’s office to make suggestions on what can
Adjusting Perspective (GAAP), led by the be done differently within the organization,
Roundtable. This was a workshop where to better reflect the diversity of staff and the
citizens and law enforcement could sit side- city at large.
by-side and speak candidly about their rela-
tionship and apprehensions. This will be the Sometime before the end of the year, the
exclusive topic this month. city will be planning another forum that will
focus exclusively on LGBTQ+ issues in Port
On Sept. 7 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) a three-hour St. Lucie, the second most popular topic
session will be held for the city’s teens, and covered last year. Ciuperger says that they
on Sept. 21 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), a second ses- are exploring an interesting way to present it
sion will be held for adults, 18 and older. as a youth-led seminar. Still at this point, the
Both of these events will be hosted by Teresa vision of for the future of these forums is em-
Bishop, executive director of the Roundta- bryonic and will depend largely on ongoing
ble of St. Lucie County, and Wydee’a Wilson, community response. “It’s something that
the first black female chief of probation for evolves and is progressive. Once we have
the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice these two sessions, what develops from that,
in Circuit 19, and also a Roundtable board will help us lead the way into what’s next.”
member. The model for GAAP came out of a
2015 pilot program the Roundtable held in- One issue Mayor Oravec hopes will come
ternally among city youths, in collaboration out of this year’s GAAP training is a broad-
with the Department of Juvenile Justice. er discussion of how citizens and police
should behave during a routine traffic stop.
Last year’s GAAP session seemed to be “It’s apparent to me that here, but even more
the most popular and effective of all the ses- so across the nation, the traffic stop is a
sions, so city staff has decided to focus solely moment of incredible stress for the person
on that this month. “We had a good inaugu- getting stopped, and for the police officer,”
ral event last year, thanks to the community says Oravec. “This is a point of interaction
and sponsors, and a lot of hard-working staff between police officers and citizenry, where
members,” says the mayor. “One of the most we’ve seen things go wrong. It’s dangerous
popular sessions was the GAAP training.” It for the police officer, and it’s very stressful
was apparent that the relationship between for the person getting pulled over.”
law enforcement and citizenry was critical,
he continued. For more information, call the PSL com-
munications office at 772-873-6326.
Another fallout from last year’s forum was
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RIDERLESS MOWER Doan said the mower was designed and DBI is a major contractor with FDOT. “The main thing to stress about the
first produced for the European market Along with the work on the Treasure Coast, mowers is safety,” he said. “Because you’re
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 in 2002 and has been in the United States it may be easier to list what they don’t main- eliminating five or six or more people on a
since 2007. They are hardly a common sight, tain. “We have I-75 from the Georgia line all slope with weed whackers who are subject
bought to boost its safety and production though. “People don’t see them because the way to Miami. We have I-4. The majori- to getting hurt: Slipping, falling and rolling
rates as it maintains high-speed roadways they work in retention ponds and power ty of it. The Ultimate I-4 expansion project down the slope and into traffic.”
throughout Florida. plants and some other places where peo- splits it up. Then we have a Tampa project,
ple just don’t wander,” Doan said. But with we have a Fort Pierce project, Port Char- Rolling out a $25,000, riderless vehicle -
“One of the key reasons we bought and DBI’s recent acquisition of five of the robo- lotte, Ocala, Putnam County. We have Du- as opposed to multiple manned crews - is
use these is our company is all about safety,” mowers, motorists are going to be seeing val County, we have Lake City, Belle Glade, cost effective in the extreme, as it pays for
said Chris Thomas, project manager for the them much more frequently. Flagler County and Miami Dade,” Thomas itself in a matter of weeks. “It’s that easy,”
asset maintenance contractor for the Flor- said. Doan said, adding that a job that would take
ida Department of Transportation. “With a “I approached DBI a little over a year ago six workers eight to 10 hours to complete is
Spider, you don’t have people weeding, trip- about trying it out. They said they would Doan said Slope Care was able to cut DBI finished in three to four hours with one Spi-
ping, falling down or getting heat exhaus- take a look at it; we did a demo for them and a deal because of the bulk purchase, selling der and two workers.
tion. It’s a major safety item for us,” he said. they liked it. But they still wanted to do re- them for $25,000 each. An outlay of $125,000
search before they paid a lot of money for a seems hefty for something that cuts grass. “What we’re doing now is going down
The mower is operated by a crew mem- mower, so it took a while. They’ve had it for a but Florida can grow a jungle in no time flat. the mainline, which is I-95. We have been
ber with a radio controller, who moves the year and I guess they liked the results since So mowing is serious business and doing it on S.R. 528; eventually we’ll be on all the
mower from the bottom of the slope to they just bought the big lot of them,” he said. safely is even more serious. slopes,” Thomas said. He added that they
the top in successive passes until the job expect to work in a never-ending cycle “be-
is done. The broad, square machine has a cause we know the grass is going to grow.”
winch on the front onto which a cable is at-
tached. The other end of the cable is hooked “I have 28 people working for me and I
to the guardrail on the overpass, providing couldn’t ask for a better crew. It’s long hours,
the pulling power it needs to climb the steep long days, hot days, but they care about what
grades. it looks like when we go through,” he said.
“The operator stands at the top and he During a recent early morning demon-
goes just so far, then he loosens the cable stration last week at an I-95 interchange, the
and moves it further down on the guard- Spider was unloaded from the bed of a pick-
rail and he reattaches it and keeps going,” up, fueled up and quickly on its way, dutiful-
Thomas explained. ly following technician William Harris like
a pet to the base of the slope. Harris played
The model that DBI bought, the ILD02, out the cable, strode to the top of the over-
has a 48½-inch cut and costs $35,000 pass and hooked it in. The Spider was ready
apiece, said Richard Doan, sales manager at to do the work of six men.
Slope Care in Orlando, the North American
distributor for Dvorak, the Czech Repub- As far as downsides go, “If there are any
lic-based manufacturer. negatives, it’s people stopping on the ramps
to watch it,” Thomas said with a smile.
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Fighting overfat: No time to ‘waist’
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent world’s most developed countries and Sugary foods and beverages. Dietitian
found that the prevalence of overfat High-fructose corn syrup is the primary Samantha Lynch.
You may think a healthy body type is adults and children is “extremely high.” culprit; sugar-sweetened beverages may
measured by the pounds you see on your Alarmingly, the researchers conclud- be especially problematic, as they make PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
home scale, or by your body mass index ed that 90 percent of men, 80 percent of it easy to consume large doses of sugar in
(BMI) as calculated in your doctor’s of- women, and 50 percent of children in a short period of time. Not enough sleep. Studies have
fice. And while that may in part be true, the United States carry excessive overfat, shown that short or poor-quality sleep
there is another factor that needs to be making it a “pandemic.” Alcohol. Some studies have shown may lead to weight gain, including the
considered – it is called “overfat.” that alcohol suppresses fat burning and accumulation of belly fat.
“We have a significant body fat health that excess calories from alcohol are
Overfat is a term coined by researchers crisis in our country and seeing these partly stored as belly fat (think “beer bel- Lynch adds that including more solu-
writing in the journal Frontiers in Public high percentages confirms its serious- ly”).
Health to describe excessive body fat that ness and prevalence,” Lynch says. She
builds up in certain parts of the body – adds she was glad to see the study con- Low protein diets. Diets low in pro-
particularly the belly – posing significant firms BMI is not a reliable measure of ex- tein are less filling, leading to an increase
health risks. cess of body fat, saying, “In the 10 years in calorie intake. Additionally, low-pro-
I have been practicing I have never used tein diets have higher levels of a hormone
Overfat can affect people whose weight BMI to assess my patients.” called NPY, which increases appetite and
is considered normal; in fact, up to 50 promotes the gain of belly fat.
percent of those considered to have too Paul B. Laursen, the lead author of
much overfat may have BMI measure- the study and a professor at the Auck- Inactivity. Even after intentional
ments that are in the normal range. land University of Technology in New weight loss, a lack of activity can lead to
Zealand, says, “As an unfulfilled public the regain of belly fat; this can be pre-
The researchers point out that being health action, it is crucial to clinically vented by exercise, either “resistance”
overfat is directly associated with serious identify individuals who are overfat in (which forces your skeletal muscles to
health conditions such as insulin resis- order to implement successful treatment contract) or aerobic. Lynch says, “Brisk
tance (a possible precursor to diabetes), and prevention strategies.” walking for about 20 minutes a day after
high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke your biggest meal helps lower blood-sug-
and even cancer. Belly fat – officially called “visceral” fat ar levels and can reduce your belly fat by
– is fat that surrounds the liver and oth- 1 inch in about four weeks.”
“The [study] results are staggering,” er organs in the abdomen. Here are a few
says Samantha Lynch, MS, RDN, LDN, a of the primary causes for the increase in Stress. Stress itself can drive over-
registered dietitian and nutritionist with this most-dangerous fat; some are more eating, and it also causes an increase in
a private practice in Vero Beach. obvious than others: the production of the hormone cortisol.
Cortisol promotes the storage of belly fat.
The study, consisting of a review of
existing research, focused on 30 of the
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“It helps you feel more satiated, therefore
you eat less. It also helps to regulate blood BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Jennifer Konowitz can get “overworked” to an extent
sugar.” Top food sources of soluble fiber and Dr. Dinish Patel. that leads to heart failure.
include beans, oat cereals, vegetables Dr. Dinesh Patel is a cardiac sur-
(Brussels sprouts and asparagus espe- gery specialist whose skills are so PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Indeed, heart failure occurs
cially), fruit (oranges, apricots and apples sought-after that he performs pro- when blood cannot be efficient-
are the highest in soluble fiber) and flax- cedures at hospitals in Melbourne ly life-threatening circulatory problems. ly pumped in or out of the heart.
seeds, which can be sprinkled on foods. (Health First), Jacksonville (Me- Patel says their journey begins by going Failure can occur via a fast or a
morial Hospital and St. Vincent’s slow progression. The heart mus-
If you look at traditional BMI mea- Medical Center) and at Sebastian in through the femoral artery, up into the cle attempts to make up for ineffi-
surements, it appears that obesity rates River Medical Center. heart and then descending into the low- ciency by getting larger in order to
have plateaued in the United States er chambers of the heart to temporarily hold more blood and the strain of
in recent years; however, rates of ab- One of the operations he per- take over pumping blood. attempting to maintain the same
dominal obesity have been on the rise. forms is implanting heart pumps, volume of blood being pumped
Abdominal fat is measured by waist including one called Impella, “Basically,” Patel explains, “they help can – in laymen’s terms – simply
circumference: the researchers advise which is the smallest in the world. the heart, the left ventricle, pump blood be too much for the muscle to
that people measure their waistline and The pump, which is usually used [more] efficiently.” handle.
compare it to their height. A waistline for a short period while the heart is being According to the Texas Heart institute,
that is 50 percent or more of height is an surgically repaired, is manufactured by A quick brush-up on cardio physiology “In most patients, heart failure occurs
indication of being overfat. For exam- medical device maker Abiomed, devel- might be useful here. because the left ventricle fails. As heart
ple, in a man who is 5-feet-10 (70 inches), oper of the first-ever total replacement failure progresses, the stress on the left
a waistline of more than 35 inches could artificial heart. There are four chambers inside the ventricle becomes so great that it cannot
be cause for concern. heart. The lower chambers are called send enough blood to the body’s other or-
The International Journal of Angiolo- the ventricles. The lower-left ventricle gans. When medicines and pacemakers
Lynch has simple but powerful advice gy as well as the U.S. National Library of is the heart’s main pumping chamber, no longer help the heart, patients need a
for the community: “Buy a tape measure Medicine say these Impella pumps are though both the left and right ventricles heart transplant or a mechanical pump.”
if you don’t already have one, and check “miniaturized, percutaneously-insert- The Journal of Angiology’s assess-
your waist circumference (measured ed ventricular assist devices, or VADs” ment of the Impella pumps is simple
at your belly button) monthly. This is a which, in plain English, means they are and to the point. “These devices,” it
cheap, easy and much more reliable mea- heart pumps that are small enough to be says, “have proved easy to implant, per-
sure of detrimental fat than BMI or the inserted through the skin and along the formed well and were associated with a
number on the scale.” arteries rather than by cutting the chest
open to access the heart. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
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IMPLANTED PUMPS completely blocked off. In that situation it’s
always an emergency and we have to open
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13 that artery up within 90 minutes. While
doing that, we use this pump.”
low rate of adverse events.”
According to Patel, Impella pumps are Here, Jennifer Konowitz of the SRMC
catheterization lab joins the conversation,
most commonly employed under two saying these pumps “allow the heart rest.
sets of circumstances. So it’s working while their hearts can rest
and repair” while [the pump] creates better
First, he says, is when “somebody has blood flow.”
what we call cardiac arrest or cardiogenic
shock and the second use is if the patient She adds that the device is typically left
has a blockage,” inside the arteries of the “in for 24 to 48 hours.”
Dr. Dinesh Patel is in practice with Dr.
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the plantation shutters let in lots of light. It’s FEATURES FOR 10353 SW VISCONTI WAY 12-by-12. Each is ensuite, which makes it ideal
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Bedrooms two and three are 12-by-13 and Listing brokerage: Lang Realty “It’s like a new house,” Bob Harris said. “It’s
Listing agent: Kay Rodriguez, 772-486-2126
Listing price: $599,000 CONTINUED ON PAGE 23
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A solid 18 single-family residences and lots changed hands in the Tradition and St. Lucie West
real estate market from Aug. 21-25 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 11500 SW Rossano Lane. First list-
ed in July for $489,900, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathoom, 2,838-square-foot residence sold for
$480,000 on Aug. 25.
The next-best sale was the home at 816 SW Grand Reserve Boulevard. Listed in April for
$439,900, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathoom, 3,114-square-foot abode fetched $405,000 on Aug. 23.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $480,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11500 SW ROSSANO LANE 7/20/2017 $489,900 8/25/2017 $373,200
PORT SAINT LUCIE 816 SW GRAND RESERVE BOULEVARD 4/18/2017 $439,900 8/23/2017 $365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10730 SW VISCONTI WAY 12/3/2016 $394,900 8/23/2017 $286,400
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7904 PLANTATION LAKES DRIVE SE 2/23/2017 $349,900 8/21/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 316 NW SEACREST COURT 6/16/2017 $286,400 8/21/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5484 NW BOYDGA AVENUE 6/19/2017 $284,500 8/24/2017 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11284 SW NORTHLAND DRIVE 5/2/2017 $285,000 8/21/2017 $235,050
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6140 NW HOPKINS AVENUE 6/16/2017 $259,900 8/22/2017 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11219 SW WINDING LAKES CIRCLE 6/17/2017 $252,550 8/23/2017 $225,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 508 NW LAMBRUSCO DRIVE 6/27/2017 $239,900 8/25/2017 $222,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 181 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE 1/9/2017 $289,000 8/24/2017 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1698 SW RUTLAND STREET 7/31/2017 $220,000 8/25/2017
SAINT LUCIE WEST 1205 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE UNIT A 7/14/2017 $210,000 8/25/2017
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
816 SW Grand Reserve Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie 10730 SW Visconti Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 4/18/2017 Listing Date: 12/3/2016
Original Price: $439,900 Original Price: $394,900
Sold: 8/23/2017 Sold: 8/23/2017
Selling Price: $405,000 Selling Price: $373,200
Listing Agent: Melissa Conrad Listing Agent: Isabelle Lendl
Selling Agent: Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise Selling Agent: Lang Realty
June Lucas Lynn Otto
The Keyes Company RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc
7904 Plantation Lakes Drive SE, Port Saint Lucie 316 NW Seacrest Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 2/23/2017 Listing Date: 6/16/2017
Original Price: $349,900 Original Price: $286,400
Sold: 8/21/2017 Sold: 8/21/2017
Selling Price: $365,000 Selling Price: $286,400
Listing Agent: Jo-Ann Breau Listing Agent: Patricia Omeara
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Century 21 Silva & Associates
William N Eggeling Frank Gesualdo
RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc Daniel J Taddeo
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SPECTACULAR WATER and EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME in EXPANSIVE WATER VIEWS! LIKE NEW on the WATER!
GOLF VIEWS on 1.3 ACRES! THE ESTATES! 2BDs,2BAs,2CG Plus Office/Den. Bella
4BDs,3.5Bas,3CG. Grand foyer,Formal LvRm,Formal DnRm, 5BDs,5Bas3CG. Upper level offers 2 ensuite BdRms w/large Floorplan. Eat-in Kitchen HiEnd Appliances 2BDs,2BAs,2CG Plus Office/Den. Eat-in
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PVGILALAGE $649,000 VERANO $599,000 PVGILALAGE $559,900 PVGILALAGE $479,000
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Fml DnRm,Lg Cook’s Kitchen w/island Stainless Views. Shows like a model, 24”Porcelain Tile Living Rm + Dining Rm. Cook’s Kitchen w/ Includes Office/,Formal Dining Rm L-Shaped Lanai
Appliances,Granite plus Bkfst Area,Adj Great Rm. floors,Quartz Countertops,Plantation Shutters. Granite,Wall Oven,Stainless, Bkfst Nook w/electronic Sunscreens and Awning. Pool w/Rock
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manicured fenced lot, updated kitchen, granite, SS accordion shutters! appls, ctr island, pool & spa interior/exterior paint, screened lanai oversized lot, preserve & partial golf views
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110 SW Tulip Blvd. $289,900 RX-10308834 $599,000 RX-10324506 $269,000 RX-10324825 $579,900
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CUSTOM BUILT WITH IT ALL! 4br, 4.5ba, 2.5cg pool home, LUXURY RESORT LIVING. Spacious Furnished 2br, 2ba, OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 3RD, 12:30-3:30pm OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 3RD, 12:30-3:30pm
3049 Liv Sq ft, impeccable kitchen Brazilian hardwood floors, all direct water views, granite counters, close to beaches, Bella floorplan 2/BDs, 2BAs, PLUS den, numerous Bella floorplan 2/BDs, 2BAs, PLUS den, beautiful upgrades
bdrms en-suites, impact windows, summer kitchen + so much more marina, resort style amenities, restaurants+ more upgrades, pond view. Shows like a model! throughout, seamless shower, premium lot, on water.
Donald & Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026 Martin Borgia 772-626-9036; Sharon Rudd-Boulanger 772-528-5952 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126
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BEAUTIFUL POOL & LAKEVIEW HOME. Endless up- PALM BEACH COMES TO PGA VILLAGE Stunning 3br, IMMACULATE WATERFRONT HOME GOLF VIEWS & FENCED YARD. Great family home,
grades in this 2782 Line 2: sq. ft home, 3br, 3.5ba + Den, 3ba, 3cg home with 24” polished marble floors, 48” Wolf stove, 3br, 2ba, 2cg on oversized corner lot, beautiful upgraded 4BR/2BA, granite, large master suite, accordion shutters on
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RX-10340895 $469,000 BUILT 2014! $659,000 RX-10325613 $249,900 RX-10347895 $299,900
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BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH GOLF & WATER VIEW. 3br, COURTYARD POOL HOME ON THE LAKE. Well cared UPGRADED “MADEIRA” MODEL 2BR, 2BA, PLUS den, OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY SEPT 3RD, 1-3pm
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RX-10205957 $499,999 RX-10358106 $289,000 RX-10319975 $299,000 617 Barbuda Bay $379,000
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1 Love country music?
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WHERE’S THE BEEF(CAKE)? ‘THUNDER’ HUNKS BACK AT LYRIC
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE mothers and husband or partner. It’s comedy. My friends
[email protected] have come, both gay and straight. My parents have come.
I noted to Morris that he was unlikely to get a lot of Everyone that comes will have a good time. It’s cheeky
As an entertainment reporter, I have the opportunity sympathy. “We’re constantly changing the routines,” he and entertaining.”
to interview people in all genres of the performing arts. insisted. “We have to learn new routines and nail them.”
One week, it could be jazz, another week Broadway and a (No, dear readers, I am not going to say anything about Morris said that his parents have always been sup-
third Shakespeare. There are band and choral concerts, that. It’s almost too easy.) portive, but that once they saw the show, they were even
classical artists and people I’ve loved and admired for more so. “They didn’t realize how much of a production it
many years. In fact, they are always working to keep the routines was,” he said. “It’s a world-class Vegas show. I like it when
fresh, often tweaking them. When a new dancer comes friends and family comes. It breaks the stigma.”
One of the sub-genres I cover I call scantily-clad Aus- in, roles may change. “We’re always trying to make each
tralian men. week better,” he said. Morris said that Stuart’s Lyric, with 500 seats, is a per-
fect venue. “Smaller venues are sometimes even better
Thunder from Down Under is the Australian male re- One of the things audiences love about Thunder from because there’s more engaging with the crowd,” he said.
vue that has been performing on the Las Vegas Strip and Down Under, in addition to the obvious, is how interac- “Five hundred-1,000 is my favorite. They’re not too far
internationally for years. Their location on the Strip is the tive it is. “The crowds feel they know us on a personal away and we feed off their energy.”
perfect marriage of artists and venue, and they are great level,” Morris said. “We get the ladies involved on stage
representatives of their genre. or in the crowd. It lifts the energy of the show when the Morris, who hails from the Gold Coast of Australia, had
audience is engaged. It’s a good Ladies Night Out. Lots no experience as a dancer when he joined the group, al-
The boys return to the Lyric, where they are always of people come with their mothers, daughters, grand- though he was a fitness buff. (See how easily I work those
well-received, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Stephen words with two meanings in?) He used to go to Vegas for
Morris, a dancer and the group’s company manager, vacation and he saw billboards for the show.
spoke to me, unfortunately by phone, about the show. He
is the third member of the group I have interviewed and “They were paid to be in shape, travel the world and
I am going to do my very best, for the edification of my dance for thousands of ladies,” he said. “It sounded like
readers, to work my way down the line. When I told Mor- a dream job.”
ris that, he corrected me.
A friend of a friend got him to send in modeling photos
“It’s ‘up the line,’” he said. I say, ‘Tomato, tomahtoe.’ and a couple of weeks later, he was on a plane to Vegas.
One of the things all of the dancers stress is how much He’s never looked back or down. OK. I did it. This can still
work they put in, both to keep in shape and learn the rou- be printed in a family newspaper!
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• Seasonal Performance Opportunities A Special Exhibition, In Memory of James Gibson
• Cabaret Performances The A.E. Backus Museum marks the passing of beloved Florida Highwaymen
• Belly Dancing - Tues. 7:30pm - 8:30pm
artist, James Gibson, with a tribute exhibition of his artwork. The paintings,
• Zumba - Friday 7pm - 8pm spanning Gibson’s prolific career, are available for purchase. The Museum
Believing and Achieving...through Honesty, Integrity & Loyalty will donate 10% of sales to Gibson’s Scholarship Foundation.
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This is a rare opportunity to pay your respects to this artist
Toni Szparaga, Artistic Director and acquire a piece of history.
For more information call or email, The exhibit will open Saturday, August 26 and runs through
[email protected] directly September 17. Museum summer hours are
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TIMELESS TEAM: ‘BURNS AND ALLEN’ TRIBUTE AT KANE
Peter Salzer and Betsy Wickard bring George Burns and Gracie Allen BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer show, “Gracie Allen and George Burns: the country in the back of a railway car.
[email protected] Together Again, A Tribute,” to the Kane It’s very funny.”
to life again the Kane Center in Stuart. PHOTO COURTESY PETER SALZER Center Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
George Burns and Gracie Allen were The show blends in parts of George’s
a beloved comedy team in vaudeville, Salzer said that each of the storied life, Gracie’s, their life together and
on the radio and in the early days of pair brought something to the act. then George’s life after Gracie died in
network television. After Allen’s death, “George was a writer, the creative per- the 1960s, including “The Sunshine
Burns went on to a movie career, in- son,” he said. “She brought her acting Boys.”
cluding winning a Best Supporting Ac- ability to be this person on stage that
tor award for “The Sunshine Boys.” He was different from the character she “‘The Sunshine Boys’ was originally
died at the age of 100 after more than 75 was. Her emphasis was on life, not on for Jack Benny,” Salzer said. “He passed
years in show business. show business as much as he was. She away and Rob Reiner convinced Burns
wanted to cut back but George never he could do it.”
Actor Peter Salzer has been doing a cut back. He’s my goal. I want to make
George Burns tribute show for more it to 100.” The result, of course, was an Oscar.
than 15 years. Last September, he at- In addition to a solo George Burns
tended the Sunburst Convention of Ce- Since beginning the act last year, the tribute show and a show “George Burns
lebrity Impersonators in Orlando and two have performed in venues around and Friends” with Lynn Roberts, he has
met Betsy Wickard, who was doing an Florida, where both live. The show is a this new show. He and Wickard hope
impersonation of dancer Sally Rand. blend of comedy, skits and song-and- to keep touring with it and they plan to
dance. “Betsy is a true professional,” return to the Sunburst Convention as a
“We got to talking and she had in- Salzer said. “She has choreographed team to showcase the act. Salzer is still
teresting credentials,” Salzer said. “I the song and dance. I start off taking active, doing voice work and films.
asked, ‘What would you think about about them and then bring Betsy in. “It’s keeping an old guy busy and out
joining me and doing Gracie?’ I took She does a song she would have done of trouble, or in trouble. I love what I’m
the tribute act I’d been doing for 15-16 in vaudeville. Then it comes back to doing.”
years and brought in Burns and Allen George and they meet and decide to The Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno
routines. I had to modify some because do an act. We do a skit, ‘Gracie Allen Road, Stuart, presents “Gracie Allen and
they were too long, but I tried to show for President.’ In 1940, on their radio George Burns Together Again: A Trib-
the type of humor that elevated them show, Gracie Allen had a piece where ute” Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15
from two people doing a ‘Dumb Dora,’ they suggested she run for president. for Kane members and $20 for Club and
routine.” It caught fire and she was going across non-members. Call 772-223-7800 or visit
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JAMES GIBSON: A PROUD AND PROLIFIC HIGHWAYMAN
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer
Another component in the living histo-
ry of the Highwaymen artists has receded
with the passing of original member James
Gibson, known as one of the most prolific
of the Fort Pierce-based landscape artists,
and perhaps the most entrepreneurial.
Gibson died Aug. 16 of an apparent
heart attack. He was 79.
Described as a “political hobnobber,” a
“dapper dresser” who drove a white Cadil-
lac Escalade, Gibson promoted his art like
no other in the school, says Kathleen Fred-
rick, the retiring longtime director of the
A.E. Backus Museum in Fort Pierce. Fred-
rick knew Gibson for many years; she saw
him just two weeks ago when he stopped
in at the museum to study a Backus paint-
ing, a common pastime.
“He knew Governor (Jeb) and Mrs. Bush
well and was a frequent visitor to the Cap- Highwaymen artist James Gibson was ‘a gifted salesman and promoter of his art,’ says longtime A.E. Backus Museum Director Kathleen Fredrick. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM
itol,” says Fredrick. “His painting was in
the state Capitol and one of his images was ter than anybody else.” make a living, Fredrick says. Their paint- Gibson once bragged to the St. Pete
selected for an ornament that hung on the Gibson, a fourth-generation Floridian, ing ability was secondary to what Fredrick Times’ Jeff Klinkenberg, “My record was
tree in the White House during the George calls “marketing genius,” traveling around 100 paintings in a day. It tired me out,” the
W. Bush administration.” moved to Fort Pierce as a little boy. He the state with canvases in their trunks, well-known columnist wrote in 2002.
went to school at Lincoln Park Academy, stopping at doctor’s offices and homes in
For years, Gibson painted nightscapes where the famous writer Zora Neale Hur- white neighborhoods to sell their works. Hair, keeping up his end of the competi-
in monochromic hues, not for artistic ston was one of his teachers. tion, is said to have taken up weightlifting
reasons but to save time, frequently rem- “During the time this all started, a good to build up his strength, even developing
inisced about having painting competi- When Gibson went off to college at Ten- Backus painting sold for $250. It took him ambidexterity so he could let one arm rest
tions with Alfred Hair, his best friend and nessee State University, intending to major all day, maybe two days, to paint. In that while the other painted.
the best-known of the group. Hair died in a in biology, Hair convinced him to save his time, James Gibson would have painted 50
shooting in Fort Pierce bar in 1970. tuition money and come back home and or 60 paintings which he could have sold Later in his career, Gibson began to take
paint. Unlike other Highwaymen, Gibson for $30 or $40. Who made more money? more time with his paintings. A tribute to
“I’ve watched him paint,” says Fredrick, never pursued any other career but art, James Gibson.” Gibson currently on display at the Backus
who says Gibson was among the best- and he made a very good living at it, Fred- Museum follows the arc of his talent. The
known Highwaymen. “They would nail rick says. Painting on a common building mate- exhibit includes Gibson paintings for sale,
the panels to two-by-fours and pry them rial called Upson board, Gibson and the and runs through Sept. 17. Fredrick, whose
off when they were done. It wasn’t about The movement began in earnest in the others would paint on multiple “canvases” last day before retirement is Sept. 24, put
creating a fine polished item. It was about 1960s. There was a lull in the 1980s, and at a time, partly to conserve paint by using the exhibit together in only a week. “We’re
creating a commodity. They were the then it took off again in the 1990s with up all that was on the brush, and partly doing this to honor James,” she says. “He
highest-earning people of their communi- some complimentary newspaper and to expedite the creative process, dashing was really an ambassador of the Highway-
ty for years.” magazine articles. The advent of Inter- off sunset after sunset, palm after palm. men.”
net sales, particularly on eBay, made the Many of Gibson’s paintings were virtual
It was Hair who first became a protégé works even more collectible. Today is it not replicas of Backus paintings, a “point of The Backus Museum is at 500 N. Indian
of the far more famous – and white – artist, uncommon to see works that sold in the pride,” says Fredrick. River Dr., Fort Pierce. For more information,
A.E. “Bean” Backus. At 14, he began hang- ’60s for $25 selling for several thousands of call 772-465-0630 or go to www.backusmu-
ing out at the older artist’s house, getting dollars. Gibson’s early paintings were distinc- seum.com. Summer hours are still in effect:
tips on how to paint and figuring out how tively monochromatic and “minimalist,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to
to copy Backus’ distinctive style. “Bean From the start, Gibson and the High- as Fredrick puts it. 4 p.m. Sundays.
taught them how to make frames for their waymen saw their paintings as a way to
paintings and how to stretch canvas,” says
Fredrick, who as a teenager hung out
at the Backus house, knew a number of
Highwaymen artists as a result. Those
she didn’t meet there, she saw around
town as they went door to door selling
“James was in my estimate a gifted
salesman and promoter of his art,” she
says. “He had a gentle demeanor and
was always soft-spoken. He could turn
any conversation into one about his
paintings. James didn’t need a dealer to
sell his work because he could do it bet-
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Barn Theatre’s ‘Wives’: May the farce be with you!
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer From left: Jeanette Mazzella, Sensuous Senator,” inspired by the antics
[email protected] Cristen Suntzenich, Greta of then-Sen. Gary Hart. It was a hit and
Parker, first alone and then with his wife,
Comedy doesn’t always translate Goldstein and TJ Martinelli. Susan, became a cottage industry.
well between countries. Differences in
language, nuance, idioms and cultural PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BARN THEATRE Stuart’s Barn Theatre will present
touchstones make comedy difficult to “Whose Wives Are They Anyway?” Sept.
ship overseas. Even when the native lan- 21-Oct. 8. Playwright Michael Parker
guage of both countries is English, as is spoke from his home in Florida about the
the case with the U.S. and Britain, there turn his life took when he started writing.
are so many different accents and ex-
pressions. “I auditioned for a role at the Delray
Beach Playhouse,” he said. “I said to the
Years ago, when I was visiting England, artistic director, ‘Why don’t you do Brit-
the desk clerk at the hotel asked me what ish farces?’ I gave him some scripts and
time he should knock me up. It took a few he said they didn’t translate well. He said,
minutes to figure out that he was offering ‘Why don’t you write an American farce?’
a different kind of wakeup call than my At the time, Senator Gary Hart and the
mind had put together. Monkey Business was in the news. I wrote
‘The Sensuous Senator.’”
Michael Parker was born and raised
in England and toured with the Nation- That was 30 years ago. Michael Parker
al Shakespearean Youth Company. He and, for the last six plays, Susan Parker,
eventually emigrated to Canada, built a have created a genre that uses the best
successful business and moved to the Ca- of British farce and makes it uniquely
ribbean. He often auditioned for roles in American.
Florida and realized the problem Ameri-
can companies had with British theater. “American farce used to be shallow
plots, slapstick and no character develop-
Ever the entrepreneur, Parker tasked ment,” he said. “I don’t think you can take
himself with writing a play that would that for a two-hour run. We try for char-
be the best type of British farce, but set acter and plot development. We try to
in the United States, with humor and find a little twist at the end that surprises
situations that would be funny to Amer- the audience. ‘Whose Wives’ has a couple
ican audiences. His first play was “The of good ones. A lot of the humor comes
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from a phone system gone wrong. One of Please, We’re Sixty,’ by Act II the audience SENIOR LIVING
the lines has crosses with a bookie. Peo- was exhausted from laughing. We did
ple are trying to phone in bets and they some rewriting. You have to give them
get the staid manager of the golf club. a break and pause and then crank the
There’s a lot of double entendre.” laughter up again. There’s pacing. There’s
no point in saying lines if no one will hear
Parker said that French farce devel- it. Waiting is a hard adjustment for ama-
oped into mid-20th century British the- teur actors to make.”
ater, the plays he was raised on.
Parker is delighted that community
“There were talented actors and inter- theaters enjoy performing and watching
esting plots,” he said. “It wasn’t just men his work. He is mindful that the actors
with trousers falling and girls in under- who perform most of the works have day
wear. We still have the girls in underwear. jobs and come to the theater to rehearse
We like to keep it naughty but nice.” because they love the theater so much.
He also makes himself available to direc-
The Parkers have advanced the pro- tors who have questions and loves to hear
cess, placing the format of British farce from actors, via his website, about their
in American settings. Then they let it rip. experiences.
“Farces usually, but not always, evolve Michael and Susan Parker have made a
around mistaken identity,” Parker said. good life, entertaining lots of people with
“In ‘Whose Wives,’ there are guys in drag a product that people on this side pf the
pretending to be wives. The audience is pond can relate to. They say they contin-
in on it, but the other characters are not. ue to learn and hone their craft. He says
Any time you can get a lot of the audience they are a little more subtle these days.
in on a little secret, that’s good theater. They’ve also learned to make sure stage
There’s a lot of technique. It’s not just directions are very specific or directors
writing a few gags.” and casts become confused.
Handling characters and complicated “I’ve learned to be a better playwright,”
situations can cause problems. Parker said. “In that respect, we’re better
playwrights than I was 20 years ago.”
“Sometimes, when we’re writing, we
say, ‘Where did we leave (a character?’ The Barn Theatre, 2400 SE Ocean Blvd.,
We have to flip back 15 pages to find out Stuart, presents “Whose Wives Are They
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Bonz: AmbassaDog Kuma is just ‘plane’ awesome
pooches an humans, ’spe- saDog Certificate from the
shully liddle humans, an
Hi Dog Buddies! those weird lookin’ pooches Airport Authority Director
Mommy calls ‘cats.’”
This week I met a ceLEBrity pooch, Kuma of Operations an everybody
Fallon. Kuma’s a real pretty Black Lab, an “So how’dja get to be Am-
you’ll never guess what her job is: She’s the bassaDog?” I asked, check- clapped and I became the
Official AmbassaDog for the Orlando Mel- ing to make sure I had extra
bourne International Airport. Cool Kibbles, pencils. official Orlando Melbourne
“It started when the hu- International Airport Am-
I met Kuma at her Mom and Dad’s pilot man in charge of the Whole
shop, right at the airport. She’s there every Airport saw a pickshur of a bassaDog! I shook paws with
day, so she can zip right over to the termi- pooch who was Ambassa-
nal. She has so much energy and enthusi- Dog for an airport service a buncha people, an we had
asm, I wudda thought she was a younger business up in the Panhan-
pooch if I didn’t already know she was 10. dle.” refreshments – pupcakes –
After she introduced her Mom and Dad, I nodded and made a an gave out dog biscuits for
Kristina and Derek, she told me her story, quick note-to-self: “Google
which had some sad parts, but also some panhandle.” the passengers’ dogs. Now,
“One of my favorite hu- my AKC-registered name
“My Mommy and Daddy adopted me mans, Lori, is our airport’s
from the humane society in Fort Lauder- Director of Communica- is Kuma ‘The Airport Dog’
dale when I was just a 3-month-old fluff- tions. Back before I met
ball. We moved up here a few years ago. her, she thought our airport Fallon! I have an official ID
I’ve always had a lotta energy, an I’ve been should have an AmbassaDog, too, to greet
workin’ here with Mommy and Daddy al- passengers – grown-ups an liddle kids; badge for my collar, shaped
most my whole life, greetin’ an stuff. Mom- help people who are Nervous Flyers be
my says I was ram-BUNK-shus when I was not so nervous; attend the occasional air- like a bone, with a pickshur
liddle. I’ve always loved playin’ with other port board meeting, an Speshul Events an
stuff. They hadda mascot pooch, but she of me wearin’ my headset.
lived too far away. So they started lookin’
Just yesterday, I attended
an airport board meeting,
Kuma. an the Vice Mayor of Mel-
bourne herself gave me a
PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER yummy dog biscuit!”
“Shut the Doghouse
for Just The Right Dog. Door!” I exclaimed. “That’s one Serious
“Then a terrible thing happened. Last Dog Biscuit!”
year, Lori’s husbun Bobby, who was a pilot, “I Know! Right?” Kuma agreed. “An I’ve
got in a crash an went to Heaven. One day, already helped some people. This one man
me an Mommy and Daddy were workin’ in scratched me behind my ear, which is my
our shop and this lady came in we hadn’t totally favorite place to be scratched. When
met before. It was Lori. She just wanted I thanked him, he thanked me back, an said
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! to be around pilot stuff. I didn’t know her, he’d been feeling gloomy an I made him
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm but the minute she walked in I could tell feel much better. That made me proud.”
she was sad, so I came right up an offered “You’re really something, Miss Kuma,”
a frenly paw an as much of a hug as I could. I told her earnestly. “Whaddya do when
Somehow, I knew it’d be OK with her. I you’re off work?”
didn’t ree-lize it then, but the airport had “I got lotsa toys, but I’m more into bones.
found it’s AmbassaDog.” I play with my frens at the dog park. The
I had to stop taking notes and wipe my most fun’s playin’ with my little human
eyes. “So then what happened?” I managed. brother an sister, Caleb an Sarah. It’s like
“Mommy an Daddy agreed that I could we’re all puppies! I also watch my favorite
go through Special Airport Training to TV show, ‘Paw Patrol,’ on Nickelodeon. And
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 get my certificate, sorta like Comfort Dog I chase armadillos outta the yard at night.
A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC School, but ’specially for the airport. But It’s my duty as a member of the family.”
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the
one-stop practice for all your best friend’s needs: first, Lori hadda conduct an innerview: I “What about snacks?”
went to her office and we walked right out “Peanut butter, of course!”
by where the airplanes were! It was exciting, “Im with ya there! Any training other
• Computerized state of the art facility, but I remained calm. I wasn’t scared One than the airport school?”
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“Woof!” I said. hafta go Do My Doodie.”
• Wellness plans from all stages of life “That’s cuz I’ve been around airplanes “That’s pretty Cool Kibbles!”
for dogs & cats. all my life. Me an Daddy fly up an down Heading home, I was picksurin’ Kuma,
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to do most blood- work in house Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. more hours in the air than a lotta pilots do. ed seat, wearin’ her headset, lookin’ down
and have results in 30 minutes Jessica Khodadad, D.V.M.
I have my own seat, and my own headset. I at the tiny world. I bet it’s pretty from up
love lookin’ out the window. You should see there.
how little bitty everything gets. It’s aMAz- Till next time,
ing! Then it all gets big again when we land. The Bonz
“So, anyway, I passed my airport training
with a school called Off The Leash, an, just
last month, there was this special ceremony
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Education Foundation appoints board
During the annual meeting in May and From left: Kristof, Pilloni, Jones, Campanella.
at the recent board meeting held in early
August, the St. Lucie County Education officio officers.
Foundation appointed its new 2017-2018
board of directors. The board also welcomed two new at-
Leslie Kristof, Port St. Lucie Campus large directors. Cynthia Pilloni, PNC Bank
President for Keiser University, continues
her three-year term as chair. Also reap- vice president and assistant director of cli-
pointed was Robbi Giaccone, of Dr. Daniel
Holley’s office, as vice chair; Carissa Zerga, ent & community relations, and Kathleen
vice president of Seacoast Bank, as imme-
diate past chair; Brandon Nobile of Proc- Campanella, project manager for Florida INNER TRUTH PROJECT MAKES DYER DIFFERENCE
tor Construction Company as treasurer;
and Bill Casey, vice president of Harbor Power & Light.
Community Bank, as corporate secretary.
Thom Jones was reappointed as president. The St. Lucie County Education Founda-
E. Wayne Gent, superintendent of St tion is a not-for-profit corporation whose The August Dyer Difference Award for St. Lucie County recognizes the Inner
Lucie Public Schools, and Dr. Donna
Mills, School Board member for St. Lucie mission is to build stronger partnerships Truth Project, which has helped over 500 individuals in St. Lucie, Martin and
Public Schools, were reappointed as ex
with the private sector to provide grants Indian River counties of all ages deal and heal from sexual assault and abuse.
to teachers, scholarships to students, as From left: Tim DiTullio; Inner Truth board member Daphne Stewart; founder
well as mentoring and employee recogni- and director Mindi Fetterman; Jonathan Holmes; Ilena Luts; and Shannon Kin-
tion programs. Visit www.efslc.org to learn nett. Back: Christian Guyer. – CONTRIBUTED
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SEPTEMBER 10 Inaugural Sarah’s Tea Party. Enjoy the These informative and educational meetings will Company. He is a rep for Shimano and other fishing
beautiful gardens, fresh finger food enhance your knowledge of the most productive products. Upcoming fishing trips and Tournaments
2 Farmer’s Market. Marina Square, His- techniques to fill you fish box and ways to ensure will be discussed. Club members traditionally also
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relaxed, riverside setting with live music while source. The club provides arrangements for An- tures so there are sure to be some surprises for all.
browsing market stands with fresh produce, Tea Party sponsored by the Sarah’s Kitchen Ladies glers to be paired up with boat owners in order to The public is invited without charge. Free coffee
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one 96 Shiite’s God Down 84 Plath’s The Bell
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rival characteristic 86 Indian org.
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HE NEEDS ONLY ONE LOWLY SPOT-CARD NORTH
Joyce Brothers, a psychologist and author, said, “A philosopher is a person who doesn’t WEST KQ EAST
care which side his bread is buttered on; he knows he eats both sides anyway.” A K Q 10 4 A765 73
J2 K J 10 10 9 7 6 3
Last week, we looked at declarer’s making five diamonds in this deal after West cashed Q98 42
two spade winners, then exited with a heart. What resource did West miss? 653 SOUTH 9842
The bidding was intricate. North’s second-round two-spade cue-bid showed his hand A854
strength. His three-spade cue-bid on the next round was an unsuccessful attempt to K J 10 3
reach three no-trump if South had a spade stopper. AQ7
West, after taking his two spade tricks, should check the high-card points. He has 12, Dealer: West; Vulnerable: Both
and dummy holds 13. That leaves only 15 unaccounted for. South surely has the club
and heart aces and, presumably, no more side-suit losers. West should wonder how his The Bidding:
side might collect a trump trick. However, he should also realize that declarer knows that
he, West, has the diamond queen. But because West has such good trump spots, the SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
eight and nine, there is a chance for a trump promotion. 1 Spades Pass Pass
Dbl. Pass 2 Spades Pass LEAD:
At trick three, West should lead the spade four — a loser, not a winner, when you want 3 Diamonds Pass 3 Spades Pass A Spades
partner to ruff. Then the spotlight turns to East. He knows from the bidding that South 4 Hearts Pass 5 Diamonds All Pass
is also out of spades. What is his partner doing? He must be trying for an uppercut. To
play his part, East ruffs with the diamond four.
Note that when South overruffs with the 10, West gains a trump trick to defeat the
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