A3Copas groundbreaking These ‘Jacksons’ thrive B2 B7Memories of ‘Bean’
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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 10 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
Parade fun with special Seuss Some answers still sought
in bizarre double slay case
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer at locations within a mile of each
[email protected] other near Oleander and Ash av-
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
Office is continuing its investi- When was 56-year-old Gabriele
gation into the murders of two Reusch Legg last seen? And what
unincorporated Port St. Lucie items were removed from the
residents and the death of a third, home she shared with her neph-
and it needs the public’s help an- ew-by-marriage, Melvin “Chip”
swering a couple questions. The Anderson?
case involves three bodies found
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
From left: Gabriele Reusch Legg, Gary Boice, Melvin ‘Chip’ Anderson.
Safety enhancement as deputy now
assigned to each of county’s schools
Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie West students Jayvian Hampleton, Ashleigh Paquette and BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Aaliyah Dixon parade through the school celebrating Dr. Seuss during a pep rally to loosen the
Neither the St. Lucie County
children up before their big week of testing. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN Sheriff’s Office nor the School Dis-
trict will wait any longer for the
POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON SCHOOLS’ PBIS MODEL state or federal governments to
come up with ways to better pro-
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent Education Act, that trains school districts in ef- tect schools and their students. Schools Superintendent
fective measures for improving behavioral and Starting this week, every pub- E. Wayne Gent and
Last January, 22 schools in St. Lucie County attendance issues. While initially designed for lic school in the county is being
(roughly 58 percent) were recognized as PBIS Exceptional Student Education (ESE), the pro- equipped with at least one School Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
model schools by University of South Florida gram has expanded to take into consideration Resource Deputy.
(USF), the state’s liaison for the program. the entirety of the school environment. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
“While we wait for our legisla-
PBIS, or Positive Behavior and Intervention St. Lucie School District has implemented tors in Tallahassee and Washing-
Support, is a comprehensive framework, that ton, D.C., to make changes, we are
came out of the 1997 Individual with Disabilities CONTINUED ON PAGE A10 acting here in St. Lucie County,”
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CEREMONY DRAWS SCOTT
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent with help and donations.
The Florida Department of Veteran Af- “We found some sponsors for some of
fairs has confirmed that Gov. Rick Scott, the portions of the event,” he said. “The
a Navy veteran, plans on attending the county and City of Port St. Lucie are foot-
long-awaited groundbreaking for the Ardie ing the cost of some of the event.”
R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home. The ceremony will start on the north-
“He will be there,” said Steve Murray, ern side of Tradition Parkway. In addition
communications director. to the governor, other dignitaries
The Tuesday, March 20 cer- will speak.
emony will be at 2 p.m. at the “Al Carter, from FDVA, is go-
end of Tradition Parkway near ing to speak for sure,” Teegardin
The Brennity at Tradition and said. Carter is the deputy exec-
Renaissance Charter School at utive director of the Florida De-
HAIL TO THE NEW FIRE CHIEF! Tradition. partment of Veteran Affairs.
“The ceremony is open to the Teegardin said Frannie
general public,” Murray said. Gov. Rick Scott. Hutchinson, chairwoman of the
“We’re expecting a crowd greater St. Lucie County Commission,
Nate Spera is than 200.” will likely speak.
officially sworn in
by Kim Sabol as Murray said a local ad hoc planning He said when the county was offered a
St. Lucie County’s
newest chief of the committee has done much of the legwork chance to vie for what would be the state’s
Fire District during
ceremonies last Fri- he normally does for state veterans de- seventh veterans nursing home in 2014,
day. At right, Spera is
pinned with his new partment events, and it’s a sign of how ea- Hutchinson led a rapid and forceful push
chief’s badge by his
mother, Marge. ger Port St. Lucie is to get the home. to get it built in St. Lucie.
“We’ve got a group of 10 or 12 folks who The ceremony will have covered seat-
are part of the committee,” Murray said. ing for about 200. Teegardin figured it’ll
Wayne Teegardin, manager of St. Lucie be about half an hour long. “When every-
County’s veterans services, is on the com- body’s done speaking, it’s a walk across the
PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN mittee. He said area businesses and orga- street to the site to the groundbreaking,”
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Court in session PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN COPAS GROUNDBREAKING
Crosstown rivals battled it out on the courts CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
last Wednesday when Fort Pierce Central
High School met Treasure Coast High School he said. A reception at Tradition Town Hall
in a tennis tussle at Whispering Pines Park. will follow. Tradition Town Hall is at 10490 SW
Clockwise from above, Noemi Quintanal hits a Village Center Drive, about two miles east of
shot for Treasure Coast; Central’s Troy Surloff the ceremony. Teegardin said Tradition Town
stretches to make a return against his oppo- Hall is also the inclement weather location
nent; and TC’s Isaiah Simpson stretches for a for the ceremony. Light refreshments will be
low return. The Treasure Coast Titans lost to the served.
In previous interviews, Glenn Stuphin,
executive director of the state veterans de-
partment, said the 121,000-square-foot facil-
ity should be opened by 2020. The state now
has six veteran nursing homes and a living
facility. They stay at capacity, about 120 res-
idents each. The last veterans nursing home
the state built opened in 2010. That was
the Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing
Home in St. Augustine.
Murray has repeatedly told St. Lucie Voice
that, when built, the home will employ about
190 and add more than $7 million a year in
wages to Port St. Lucie, along with another
$5 million in locally-purchased products and
Parking for the groundbreaking will be
limited, and many will park along Tradition
Parkway. Teegardin urged healthy attendees
to park farther away to leave as many clos-
er parking spots as possible for people with
“We’re also urging them to carpool as
much as possible, to reduce the number of
vehicles,” Teegardin said.
SCHOOL RESOURCE DEPUTIES ie County School District to find ways to “Over the last week, we have reorganized done in Tallahassee right now will allow us
increase security. One of the challenges, our entire agency to reallocate resources to make this a permanent solution and en-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Sheriff Mascara had previously told St. Luc- and personnel and make this immediate courage our legislators to provide the fund-
ie Voice, was the lack of funding for School change to improve the safety and security of ing needed to do so,” Mascara said.
said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “As of [Monday], Resource Deputies. our schools,” Sheriff Mascara said Monday.
we have placed a School Resource Deputy “Their number one priority is keeping our St. Lucie Schools Superintendent E.Wayne
at all public elementary schools in St. Lucie At the time, he pointed out that 19 school children safe.” Gent commended the proactive measures of
County.” campuses – all elementary schools – were added safety by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
without a full-time School Resource Deputy. The reorganization brings the total of Office in lieu of waiting for legislative action.
Previously, the elementary schools were School Resource Deputies to 38. “Having the extra support benefits our abil-
covered part time with a traveling School But finding the funds needed to ad- ity to deter negative influences on campus,
Resource Deputy. The agency’s 27 school dress that shortage would continue to The beefed-up security is expected to re- and that’s not all. School Resources Officers
deputies were assigned to the K-8, middle be a challenge. Since the recession, the main in place through the end of this school develop positive relationships with students
and high schools. School District cut funding for School year, the sheriff said. If the state or feds in- and serve as mentors to many. Their trust-
Resource Deputies. The district kicks in crease funding for School Resource Depu- ed presence and availability also opens the
In the wake of the high school shooting about $400,000 while the Sheriff’s Office ties, it’s possible the higher staff level could door for reporting and preventing negative
in Parkland, Fla., last month, the Sheriff’s – via the County Commission – funds a become permanent. behaviors.”
Office has been working with the St. Luc- little more than $3 million.
“We are hopeful that the work being
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 weapon or weapons used. However, author-
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with Anderson on Feb. 28. One neighbor told This is what the Sheriff’s Office has been
HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS, FORT PIERCE investigators that she had last seen Reusch able to determine so far:
Legg on Feb. 18.
NOW OPEN Gabriele Reusch Legg, 56, is the aunt-
Anderson died of apparent natural causes by-marriage to Melvin “Chip” Anderson, 61.
WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD following a “minor, slow speed” crash into a
ditch near the home on Feb. 28. He was driv- Reusch Legg was widowed more than a
CrSeWekStWoanyy ing a vehicle registered to Reusch Legg’s ro- year ago and had been living with Anderson
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. mantic partner. The third person found dead ever since.
SW Hartwick Dr. on the same day was Reusch Legg’s partner,
Gary Boice, who was discovered in his home. For the last 8 months, Reusch Legg has
Both Reusch Legg and Boice are believed to been involved with 70-year-old Gary Boice
be victims of a homicide. and was planning on moving in with him.
“We do not believe there is anyone else in- Reusch Legg and Anderson were sup-
volved in this murder and death case,” Sher- posed to vacate the home they were renting
iff Ken Mascara said at a press conference on Ash Avenue by the end of February, which
Monday. He said that residents in the areas of precipitated the visit by the landlord on
both homes have been very helpful, provid- Feb. 28, resulting in the discovery of Reusch
ing pertinent information, but investigators Legg’s body.
Earlier the same morning, Boice was
The agency wants to know what was be- killed in his home.
ing removed from the home Anderson and
Reusch Legg shared. Investigators also want At 9:50 a.m. Feb. 28, Anderson wrecked
to hear from anyone who had previously en- a white BMW registered to Boice – investi-
countered Anderson. gators have not yet determined if Boice lent
Anderson the car or if Anderson stole it.
Sheriff Mascara said that anytime multiple
bodies are discovered in a small geographic Anderson was taken to an area hospital
area, “everyone’s radar goes up.” for treatment but was later pronounced dead
due to natural causes.
“It gave even alarm to me as to what hap-
pened in this sequence of events,” he said. Anyone with information regarding Mel-
vin “Chip” Anderson or who purchased or
The Sheriff’s Office has declined to re- received items from his home on Ash Avenue
is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office by
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JOYCE A. MADRID, 71 Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 31 Treasure Coast Hospice
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Joyce A. Madrid, 71, of Port St. Lucie passed his father, Francesco Renda; two brothers, Treasure Health!
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GIUSEPPE RENDA, 61 Michael worked for Tri-Brothers Tree ser-
Port St. Lucie vice for 25 years and lived for his job. He en-
joyed mud trucks, country music and build-
Giuseppe “Joe” Renda, 61, of Port St. Lucie ing birdhouses.
lost his battle with pancreatic cancer March
1. Joe was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Calabria, Italy. Survivors include his sisters, Linda Ham-
mer and Debra Revels, both of Port St. Lucie;
He married his wife in 1986 and lived in three nephews, Robert, Allen and Jason; three
Canada for several years. He then moved his nieces, Rhonda, Jada and Jenna; extended
family to Port St. Lucie, where he started and family the Fasnachts; dear friends Shelly
ran his successful towing company, Reliable Baggs, and Autumn Baggs, whom he loved
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POSITIVE BEHAVIOR MODEL tions each school asks are: “What are our children throughout the learning process of their model’s expectations by teach-
concerns or issues? What do we hypothe- what the expectations are. There’s a con- ers, posters spread about the school,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 size is causing them? What can we do to stant feedback to students, so that they and through various meetings and
make it better, and does it work?” Based understand, throughout their learning, events. In addition, the faculty and staff
PBIS for about 14 years. This year, seven on individual school data, each school the expectations for every aspect of the involve many of the students in the de-
more schools were honored in St. Lucie designs their own implementation model curriculum or subject being taught.” cision-making process by taking regular
than last year, and of the 22 total hon- for PBIS, with help from the district, who surveys among the student body. The
orees – all of which were elementary or in turn has recourse to PBIS consultants PBIS standards are implemented on elementary school has recently seen a
middle schools – 14 received “Gold” sta- from the state. all levels by the faculty, administrators decline in student referrals and out-of-
tus. Among the top recognitions were Al- and volunteer student team leaders. The school suspensions, which principal Ana
lapattah Flats K-8, St. Lucie West K-8 and There are three tiers within PBIS. The schools consider a wide scope of data, Rodriguez-Oronoz largely attributes to
Westgate K-8. first application of the program is school- such as absentee rates, student retention, their PBIS implementation.
wide, and involves a core set of tenets academic performance, as well as disci-
While the PBIS program does not rate that faculty and students are encouraged plinary data. “When you go out there and talk to
districts, and applications for model rec- to observe: respect, responsibility, safety, students, and you see students in class-
ognition are voluntary, Robyn Vanover, and readiness to learn. About 80 percent There is also attention paid to the rooms, in the cafeteria, at events, you can
USF faculty member and PBIS Techni- of the student populations are responsive mental health or cognitive abilities of the just see that they’re happy to be here, that
cal Assistance Specialist for the Treasure to this tier, says Bill Tomlinson, Executive individual students. “We’re in the student they like our school and feel connected to
Coast, says an increase in model school Director for Student Services and Excep- services business,” says Tomlinson. “The the adults,” says Rodriguez-Oronoz.
recognition indicates a growing enthusi- tional Student Education in St. Lucie. Tier academic component of that is one thing.
asm for the program in a district. 2 is designed for students in need of a But the children carry a lot of things with Fourth-grader Emily Mojica, who re-
more intensive framework, and is usually them to school. Some of that is trauma cently transferred to Allapattah Flats
There is also a clear correlation be- executed in small-group settings. Tier 3 is they’ve been exposed to, things going from the Miami-Dade school district,
tween St. Lucie School District’s imple- for those students in need of individual on in the home that affect their ability says she’s noticed how happier and more
mentation of the program and its grad- attention, and comprises roughly 5 per- to learn.” Tomlinson mentions that in productive she and her classmates are
uation and student retention rates, says cent of the school populations. concert with PBIS, the district has added with the PBIS program. At her previous
Keri Padrick, district spokesperson. Last many components to their mental health school, students were much meaner,
year, 90.1 percent of students in St. Luc- Tomlinson isolates classroom man- program, offering youth mental first aid she says, but at Allapattah Flats, much of
ie graduated, which is 22 percent higher agement as a foundation for PBIS in the training for faculty, as well as training in this behavior is dealt with more directly,
than four years ago. schools. “We try to train our teachers in trauma-informed care. allowing her and her fellow students to
effective measures for classroom man- concentrate on their studies more.
Each school applies the PBIS frame- agement,” he says. “The sole goal behind Graduation rates among ESE students
work in its own unique way, depending classroom management is being able to is also high. Last year, 83.7 percent of the Additionally, Allapattah Flats has insti-
on their individual needs, says Robert protect the integrity of instruction. If the district’s students with disabilities gradu- tuted a school-wide incentive program
O’Neill, St. Lucie’s PBIS coordinator. “Ev- teacher can’t teach, the children aren’t ated, which is 17 percentage points high- called “Gator Bucks.” Teachers and staff
erything goes through what the universi- going to learn. So when we’re working er than the state average of 66 percent. at the school will pass “Gator Bucks” out
ty calls a problem-solving model, wheth- with the teachers, we’re helping them to to students who exhibit exceptional be-
er addressing classrooms, individuals or understand that it’s important to inform At Allapattah Flats K-8, where PBIS havior. This currency can be used at the
whole schools,” says O’Neill. The ques- standards have been in place for nine school store, or to attend events like tal-
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OuisrNEoxwpaOnpseino!n YMCA HOPES PUBLIC
WILL AGAIN STEP UP
TO PLATE THIS YEAR
FOR ‘EASTER HOUSE’
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer There are “myriad reasons,” she said,
[email protected] not the least of which being that the win-
ner might already own a home or isn’t
Time is running out. Nerves are getting looking to move to Indiantown.
Still, with an expected 50,000 to 60,000
Will the community step up and sup- tickets to be sold, “it’s a better chance to
port the YMCA as it has before? Based on win an Easter House than a lottery tick-
ticket sales for this year’s Easter House, et,” Lyons said.
some are not so sure.
This year’s Easter House is built by Villa
As of last month, the YMCA’s larg- Franca Homes and is valued at $219,000.
est fundraiser was 3,000 tickets behind It’s the Caloosa model home and features
where organizers had hoped it would be. a covered front entrance as well as a cov-
ered rear patio.
The fundraiser brings in money used
to provide scholarships for children and This is the fourth year in a row the
families to participate in YMCA pro- builder has participated in the Easter
grams, including preschool, afterschool, House fundraiser.
and even summer camps.
“I donated my house for a good cause,
The $10 ticket gives you a chance to giving back to local children,” said build-
win the grand prize – an 1,882-square- er Eugene “Gino” Francavilla. “The Easter
foot, 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in Indian- house gives the opportunity for the lucky
town, in Martin County. winner a dream house.”
Don’t want the home? No problem. The Lyons said that the YMCA Treasure
lucky winner can choose either the house Coast continues to be grateful for Villa
or a lump-sum cash prize of $110,000. Franca Homes’ partnership, given that
the Y couldn’t hold its biggest fundraiser
Charlene Lyons, YMCA of the Treasure without a house to raffle off.
Coast vice president, said the option to
choose is given because not everyone “We’re very appreciative of their sup-
might want the house itself.
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port of the YMCA,” Lyons said. including two in Port St. Lucie and a third new house or cold hard cash, those pur- drawing to a close. The drawing for the
The organization hopes to raise be- in Fort Pierce. chasing multiple tickets for the Easter Easter House and other prizes will be
House fundraiser also have a chance to held March 29. Winners will be notified
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Wonderful Vitalia home
boasts stunning views
11231 SW Apple Blossom Trail in Vitalia in Tradition: 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,470-square-foot home
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AFFORDABLE Wonderful Vitalia home
FLOORING boasts stunning views
Lenny Agin • Tile Marble BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent munity. There’s a 24,000-square-foot club-
[email protected] house and places to get coffee on a Sunday
Over 25 Years In Business! morning up the road.
I have written before about Vitalia in Tra-
2014, 2015 & 2016 dition. It is a great community for those 55 The house at 11231 SW Apple Blossom
VOTED #1 FLOORING and older, with amenities specific to Vitalia Trail has curb appeal from the moment you
STORE in St. Lucie Co. as well as those for the entire Tradition com- come up the paver drive. The oversized lot
Plush WATERPROOF has foliage and palm trees that provide pri-
VINYL vacy as you walk up the entryway to the front
$18.99 sq. yd. door. You enter the etched impact-glass
PLANKING front door into the foyer and see the great
Installed room, a spacious 24 feet by 20 feet. Straight
Starting at ahead, there is a wall of windows and doors
Carpet Starting at
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Price INSTALLED • Independent Living, • Weekly house • Active social,
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Thin Setting Grout available on site laundry included • Scheduled local
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three nutritious meals • All utilities and transportation
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that open to the back of the house and the There is a soaker tub with glass blocks above Hurricane Impact Doors
stunning lake views. Volume ceilings en- that let in light and maintain privacy, and a & Impact Glass,
hance the feeling of openness and light. separate shower. We Have It All!
There is a formal dining room that is being
used as a den/office, and it can remain that There is an additional bedroom with an
way or return to its original purpose. additional full bath and a half-bath, and a
room with a nook that could easily be con-
The kitchen is, as always, the heart of the verted into a closet, making it a three-bed-
home at a generous 12-by-15. Tony Reagan, room home. This makes it ideal for visiting
agent for Lang Realty, described its features. friends or grandkids. There’s a lot of flexibil-
ity with this arrangement.
“The eat-in kitchen boasts 42-inch cabi-
Outside, in the back of the house, there
is extensive landscaping that secludes but
doesn’t block the stunning view of the lake.
You can sit on the covered and screened la-
nai and just enjoy the quiet in the morning
nets with crown molding and over-cabinet or the evening. There is room for a pool, but Transform Your Existing Door from
accent lighting, granite countertops, a wall the community has such a nice one that you Boring to Beautiful!
oven, drop-in gas cooktop and a huge walk- might choose to use that.
in pantry,” he said. “The refrigerator and ■ Glass patterns for every style & budget
dishwasher are one-year new.” If you’re feeling sociable or want to meet ■ Customize to your style
some of your neighbors, you can head on ■ Impact Glass & Impact Doors
The room also features a double sink, a over to the clubhouse, with its pool, state- ■ Wood Interior/Exterior Doors
long counter that doubles as a breakfast bar, of-the-art fitness center and tennis courts. ■ Fiberglass Doors
and lots of storage. The community offers a large array of activ- ■ Patio & Sliding Glass Doors
ities for the young-at-heart. The clubhouse ■ Framed/Frameless Shower Units
The master bedroom is a real oasis of pri- is surrounded by a lagoon and the pool ■ Etching
vacy and serenity. It is an ample 19-by-15 and overlooks it. You can take a staycation here, ■ Schlage Hardware
has lovely wood floors that give the room a venturing no farther than the clubhouse for ■ Mirror Wraps
tropical feel. A tray ceiling adds elegance and fun and to downtown Tradition for dining
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FEATURES FOR 11231 SW APPLE BLOSSOM TRAIL
Neighborhood: Vitalia in Tradition • Year built: 2007
Square footage: 2,470 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 4,337
Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2.5 • Flooring: tile, wood
Security: manned gate, owner system
Additional features: lake views, oversized lot, two + car garage
with epoxy flooring, plantation shutters, barrel tile roof, natu-
ral gas, Wi-Fi thermostat, air conditioning one year old
Community amenities: basketball, biking and jogging, billiards,
business center, clubhouse, community room, exercise room,
game room, library, pool, putting green, tennis
Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Tony Reagan, 772-333-0025
Listing price: $399,000
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
An impressive week of real estate activity saw 26 single-family residences and lots sell in Port
St. Lucie from Feb. 26-March 1 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 11275 SW Vanderbilt Circle. First listed in November
for $565,000, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathoom, 3,272-square-foot residence sold for $532,000 on
The week’s next-best sale was the house at 9616 Crooked Stick. Originally listed in January for
$559,500, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathoom, 3,256-square-foot abode fetched $510,000 on Feb. 26.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $532,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11275 SW VANDERBILT CIRCLE 11/10/2017 $565,000 2/28/2018 $486,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9616 CROOKED STICK 1/3/2017 $559,500 2/26/2018 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11120 SW VITALIA COURT 1/15/2018 $486,500 3/1/2018 $367,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1070 SW MOCKINGBIRD DRIVE 10/20/2017 $429,000 3/1/2018 $365,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8833 FIRST TEE ROAD 8/25/2017 $389,000 3/1/2018 $340,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12019 SW MARIGOLD AVENUE 1/1/2018 $365,900 3/1/2018 $319,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1129 SW FOREST HILL COVE 1/5/2018 $348,800 2/26/2018 $314,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5837 NW GERALD CIRCLE 10/31/2017 $329,900 2/26/2018 $285,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10511 SW SARAH WAY 7/27/2017 $334,900 2/28/2018 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5875 NW LEAH DRIVE 1/11/2018 $289,900 2/28/2018 $240,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6902 NW KOWAL CT 10/18/2017 $265,000 2/28/2018 $237,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 833 SW SAINT ANDREWS COVE 1/2/2018 $249,000 2/28/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 464 NW BLUE LAKE DRIVE 10/17/2017 $330,200 2/27/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
9616 Crooked Stick, Port Saint Lucie 11120 SW Vitalia Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 1/3/2017 Listing Date: 1/15/2018
Original Price: $559,500 Original Price: $486,500
Sold: 2/26/2018 Sold: 3/1/2018
Selling Price: $510,000 Selling Price: $486,500
Listing Agent: Donald Baetzold Listing Agent: Cliff Glansen
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: FlatFee.com Inc
Michelle Clarke Renee Normandy-Shane
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1070 SW Mockingbird Drive, Port Saint Lucie 8833 First Tee Road, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 10/20/2017 Listing Date: 8/25/2017
Original Price: $429,000 Original Price: $389,000
Sold: 3/1/2018 Sold: 3/1/2018
Selling Price: $375,000 Selling Price: $367,000
Listing Agent: Jennifer Fleschner Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez
Selling Agent: Real Estate of Florida Jensen Selling Agent: Lang Realty
Steven Schmier Scott Barnaby
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Coming Up! ‘BUMPER’ STARS
‘THE ILLUSIONISTS’ Stuart native and her cohorts bring their unique sound to the Lyric: Page 2
SHOW THEIR MAGIC
AT KRAVIS CENTER PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 Dazzled, mystified and
most certainly entertained
is what you’ll be should you go
to the Kravis in West Palm to
see “The Illusionists – Live from
Broadway,” now through Sun-
day. The New York Times calls
this show “a hi-tech magic ex-
travaganza,” and audiences sure
seem to agree. The Illusionists
themselves, explains the official
website, have stage names based
on their particular magical forte:
Jonathan Goodwin is The Dare-
devil. He’s been “hanged, buried
alive, hung by his toes from heli-
copters, burned at the stake, and
even attacked by sharks,” only
a few of the insane stunts his
mother wishes he hadn’t tried.
Look at your hands, your nails,
the heels of your shoes; what
do you see? Duh. Hands, nails,
heels of your shoes; right? The
Deductionist, Colin Cloud, how-
ever, can look at those details
and see everything. Everything!
He’s the Sherlock Holmes of en-
tertainment (if Holmes had a
sense of comedy). The Inventor,
Kevin James, boasts magic inno-
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‘JACKSONS’ THRIVE ON A SOUND ALL THEIR OWN
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Jess Eliot Myhre of We’re taking traditions from this country and from early
[email protected] the Bumper Jacksons. American genres from the roots of this country’s musical
tradition. It’s Americana/roots music. We draw from a lot
Names are important to Chris Ousley and Jess Eliot PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE of different traditions. It’s swing meets country meets blues
Myhre of the roots and traditional music group Bumper meets Cajun. We like to wrap them all up.”
Jacksons. Their son is named Monk, after Thelonious. The our first gigs were at Getting Crabby in Port Salerno. We
name of the band came from two sources. were just a duo. We’ve come a long way.” Both Ousley and Myhre sing and write songs, and share
the songwriting for the group.
“The family that taught us most of what we know about In 2015, the group was named the Washington area’s
traditional music was the Jacksons,” Myhre said. “They had “Best Folk Band” but Myhre said their music is really hard “I would say I’m primarily a vocalist who enjoys writing
a big slobbery black lab Bumper that howled.” to put into one genre. “I think in a larger sense it’s in the folk songs,” Myhre said. “Chris is really a beautiful songwriter
tradition,” Myhre said. “Most people think of Pete Seeger that really likes to sing.”
And so a band is named. when they think of folk. We’re not a folk band in that sense.
Myhre grew up in Stuart and attended Stuart Middle Louise Letourneau was one of Myhre’s vocal music
School, where she learned to play the clarinet. She sang in teachers in Stuart. She’s also a friend of mine, and when I
OPUS, the elite choral group at Martin County High School, mentioned the interview I’d done, she wanted to add some
and also sang at the First United Methodist Church. She comments. “Jessica came to me with so much unbridled
stayed in Stuart until she went to Wesleyan University in talent and energy. She knew exactly how to set her goals,
Connecticut some 15 years ago. frequently questioning the next step. Every music teacher
Myhre and the band return to her roots March 15, when wants a student like this and I was fortunate to spend great
they perform at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. The group, based in times with Jess.”
Washington, D.C., was formed in 2012 and is made up of
Myhre, a songwriter, vocalist, clarinetist and frog wash- Myhre is looking forward to returning to her hometown
board player; Ousley, also a songwriter, sings and plays and to the Lyric, with its 500 seats.
guitar and banjo. Rounding out the group are Alex Lacque-
ment on upright bass and vocal harmonies, Dan Samuels “I like venues with 400-500 seats,” she said. “We can still
on drums and suitcase percussion, Dave Hadley on pedal interact and we really like having playback with our audi-
steel, and Joe Brotherton on trumpet, vocals and birdcalls. ence getting up and dancing and shouting. It feels like we’re
It’s an eclectic bunch. sharing the energy. I enjoy that about outdoor festivals, too.
Ousley and Myhre were members of a D.C. group called People show up ready to be a part of what’s going on. I’m
the Sligo Creek Stompers. so excited to play in my hometown. I never thought that
“It was a good musical education and I do love the band,” would happen.”
Myhre said. “Chris and I founded Bumper Jacksons because
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‘INNOVATIVE’ SCRIPT ATTRACTS ACTOR TO ‘BUYER AND CELLAR’
Remy Geminario. BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer keeper. It’s actually really dynamic and real- what’s really important. There are a lot of
[email protected] ly, really clever. vulnerable, wonderful moments that people
will relate to and tug at your heart strings.”
In the interests of full disclosure, I should “The script is so clever and innovative. It’s
probably mention that I was a doll collector full of heart, surprises and comedy and it’s Geminario has had some fun with being
for many years, until I ran out of room. This riveting to watch. It takes place in so many lo- in a one-man show. He said he’s in charge of
was obviously a problem Barbra Streisand cations and the audience has to suspend dis- planning the cast party (think about it for a
did not share. She, too, was a doll collector, belief as I move seamlessly between scenes.” second), and he’s the Actors’ Equity deputy,
but she built a series of storefronts beneath known as the Equity Deputy, required at all
her property in Malibu to house her collec- This is the second time Geminario will Equity performances to make sure rules are
tion. All of this is true. perform in the play. “I did it in 2015 in enforced. He intends to take his responsibil-
Bloomington, Indiana,” he said. “(This time) ities seriously.
The rest of the story is the Jonathan To- I saw it on the Actors’ Equity website. I saw
lins one-man comedy, “Buyer and Cellar,” that the Riverside was doing it and I love the The Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside
about Streisand hiring an out-of-work ac- casting office for the Riverside Theatre. I told Park Dr., Vero Beach, presents the comedy
tor, Alex More, who was recently fired from them I’d done the show and I think that gave “Buyer and Cellar” March 20-April 8 on the
Disneyland, to curate the collection without me a leg up at the audition. I was comfort- Waxlax Stage. Call 772-231-6990 or visit
meeting him. When the characters do meet, able with the material.” www.riversidetheatre.com.
they strike up a friendship. The play details
the interactions, from More’s point of view, This is Geminario’s first time at the Riv- BARN ADDS MATINEE
between him and someone he idolizes. erside, but he has heard very good things FOR ‘BREAKING LEGS’
Remy Geminario will play Alex in the Riv- Due to high ticket demand for the
erside Theatre’s upcoming production of “Everyone I’ve told about it raves about comedy “Breaking Legs,” the Barn The-
“Buyer and Cellar,” which will be presented the Riverside Theatre and I’m excited to do atre in Stuart has added an extra 2 p.m.
March 20-April 8. He spoke recently about this show I love so much,” he said. “I’m from matinee for Saturday, March 24.
this unusual role, which he said is not com- Tampa and I’m excited to come to Florida in
pletely a one-man show. March.” For tickets, call the Barn Theatre at
772-287-4884 or visit the Barn’s website
“The actual person Barbra Streisand will Geminario noted that while the show is at www.barn-theatre.com. Group and
not appear, although I do play her at one a comedy, it is more than laughs strung to- student discounts are available.
point,” he said. “I play all of the characters. gether. “It’s definitely a comedy but it has a
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE I don’t change costumes. I have a conver- lot of heart,” he said. “There are some really
sation with myself. I play Alex, (boyfriend) nice vulnerable moments and deep things
Barry, Barbra, James Brolin and the house- to say about the human connection and
how humans react to their possessions and
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COMING UP (German-Canadian rock singer, song-
writer, guitarist and Steppenwolf front
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 man) told fans, “Yes, it’s been 50 years
since five young guys formed a band in
vation as a specialty, and we’ll just have a garage in West Hollywood, California.
to find out for ourselves what that turns Rock ’n’ roll can kill you while still young
out to be. Then there is An Ha Lim, The or keep you young as the years go by and,
Manipulator, “a man of few words, but in our case, it’s been the latter for the
many awards.” And finally, the Trickster, most part.” This Friday, we can celebrate
Jeff Hobson, “the epitome of glamor and a half-century of “heavy metal thunder”
showmanship.” His specialty is comedy with standards such as “Magic Carpet
magic, but “don’t be fooled by his inno- Ride,” “Rock Me” and the bikers’ anthem,
cent appearance, The Trickster will get “Born to Be Wild,” which was featured
you every time.” The Kravis says this show in the film “Easy Rider.” The stage starts
is “packed with thrilling and sophisticat- shaking at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79 and $89.
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Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Ama-
2 p.m. Tickets start at $28. 561-832-7469 deus,” will fill the Lyric Theatre next Fri-
or 800-572-8471. day, March 16, as the Atlantic Classical
Orchestra takes the stage for afternoon
2 First: Get your motor runnin.’ Next: and evening concerts in the next of its
Head out on the highway. Then: Masterworks Series: the young prodi-
Look for … the Sunrise Theatre, where, gy’s Serenade No. 6 (Night Serenade);
this Saturday, John Kay and Steppenwolf the Flute and Harp Concerto, with Tina
will be on stage with the edgy, uncom- Apelgren on flute and Kay Kemper on
promising, heavy metal sound that made harp (Mozart’s only piece written to
them counterculture icons back in The showcase a solo harp); and the Sympho-
Day. Can you believe they’ve been deliv- ny No. 40 (the first movement melody
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wrapped up their 50th Anniversary Tour of film and commercials). Curtains are
with a big fan party at the fabled Ryman 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets, $40-$60. 772-
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Eating up memories of ‘Bean’ at Backus Brunch
Brian and Tamy Hamzehpour. BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent from him” chimed in Pam. “Bean never Robyn Hutchinson and Kettly De Leger.
Carl Hensley and Carrie Adams. knew a stranger. He’d treat you like a long- Judge Jim Alderman, Pamela Dunkar, Garry Dundas.
Elaine Brenan, Georgina Love and Yvonne Simpson. Under a cloudless, azure sky that only lost friend even when he just met you for
Albert Earnest ‘Bean’ Backus could rep- the first time.” Bill Masciarelli, Paula Hunter and Barbara Price.
licate, over 500 guests came to enjoy an
elaborate brunch benefiting the A.E. Judge Jim Alderman, a former Supreme
Backus Museum and Gallery. Court Justice from Fort Pierce, was busy
shaking hands and sharing stories with
The 22nd Annual “All You Should Eat” all who approached him. “I have been a
Backus Brunch was held Sunday on the supporter of the Backus Gallery since its
expansive riverfront grounds and inside inception. I knew and respected Bean and
the gallery. The traditional Florida fish- I think this turnout is a testament to his
erman’s breakfast included fish, grits, popularity.”
eggs, pancakes, sausage, biscuits & gravy,
pastries, sweet breads and fresh fruit and “Bean Backus was loved and admired
juices from Nelson Family Farms. Attend- by so many,” beamed Marshall Adams,
ees, dressed in their Sunday best, started executive director of the A.E. Backus Mu-
queuing up promptly at 9:30 and the line seum and Gallery. “This is our largest at-
continued to grow through the morning tended fundraiser for the gallery and we
until the last patron was served around couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful
noon. While waiting, they swapped sto- day. Mother Nature’s air conditioning cer-
ries of the legendary landscape artist who tainly helps!” he continued, referring the
put Fort Pierce on the map and smiles on crisp 70-degree temperature outside.
all who knew him.
While Fort Pierce residents outnum-
Larry and Pam Summerlin brought bered the out-of-towners, there were
their grandchildren with them for the an- visitors from West Palm Beach, Vero, Mel-
nual event. “Our family has lived in Fort bourne, Orlando, Wildwood and even a
Pierce since 1887 so we’ve been around a couple vacationing from the Washington,
while,” said Larry Summerlin. “Of course, D.C. area, who walked over from their
we all knew and loved Bean as he was a boat docked at the Fort Pierce City Ma-
Fort Pierce legend. I have a Backus paint- rina. In addition to the breakfast, all who
ing that Bean painted for my Aunt Millie attended were invited to tour the newly
to cover up a power box. They actually expanded gallery, featuring more than 60
dated when they were 16 or 17. Needless original paintings by the renowned land-
to say it’s a family treasure.” scape artist. A raffle was held for various
“My sister and I took painting lessons CONTINUED ON PAGE B9
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BACKUS BRUNCH Pianist extraordinaire asks: Shall we boogie woogie?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B7
gifts and prizes with the grand prize be- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer four months and it was really cool. He
ing an original Backus painting valued at
$25,000. The lucky ticket belonged to Wil- [email protected] had been doing it with an older gen-
Let’s boogie! That could be the mot- tleman who didn’t want to stay on the
Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Backus
devoted his life to capturing the brilliant to of award-winning blues and Boogie road and he found me.”
landscapes of his beloved Florida. He rose
to national fame in the 1960s when his Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza, who They took the show to Russia on
work was hung in the Lyndon B. Johnson
Library in Texas and in the Senate offic- comes to Stuart’s Lyric Theatre March behalf of the U.S. embassy and played
es in Washington, D.C. He was inducted
into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 20. throughout out the country, including
1993, three years after his death. The self-
taught artist mastered light and color that Migliazza, who began playing the in Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
was inspirational to hundreds of artists
including the Florida Highwaymen. piano at 13, started with the usu- For his solo show at the Lyric, he will
Backus taught these young black men al chords and pieces that beginners follow a similar format to “BOOGIE
from Fort Pierce how to paint the early
1950s. Collectors were drawn to their use study, but he was fortunate that his STOMP!” but with one piano.
of vivid color and texture depicting un-
touched Florida landscape. In the past teacher exposed him to many differ- “I’ll tell the history of Boogie Woo-
decade, recognition of their skill and their
unique story has caused their paintings to ent kinds of music. Arthur Migliazza. gie piano and stories about the origins
skyrocket in value. A Highwaymen exhibi- “One of the things my first teacher and the players,” he said. “There will
tion was featured in the museum as part PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE be jokes woven in. It’s kind of a musical
of this event. exposed me to was the blues,” he said.
The A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery “I had a kids’ book of blues and jazz and it good blues scene. They seemed to have liked tour. I sing and play and the audience gets to
is open Wednesday-Sunday. The next fea-
tured show will be “Through the Eye of the was kind of Boogie Woogie, with the left him, and in 2014 he was inducted into the know me a little better. I guarantee they ha-
Camera” a juried photography competi-
tion to be held March 16-April 20. hand repeating the bass and the right hand Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. ven’t seen anything like it because not many
the chords. I really liked that. My teacher Migliazza also spent several years in Se- people are doing this music in the authentic
said that maybe I should meet a blues piano attle, and in 2014 he received the Best of the way.
player because I had become obsessed with Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Wash- “I have a personal style, but I stay true
the blues. I had old recordings and the emo- ington State. In addition, he was a finalist at to the elements that made it great in the
tion and style was easy for me to understand. the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Chal- first place. It’s not just banging away, it’s
With the left hand playing the bass, you get lenge in Memphis. the subtleties of the music, the storytelling,
on autopilot so the right hand can operate In 2015, Migliazza had the opportunity to the playing in the groove. Even if they think
independently for chords and licks.” perform off-Broadway in the show “BOOGIE they know what they’re going to see, I think
Migliazza eventually had the opportunity STOMP!” which he still takes him around the it won’t be what they’re expecting. I think
to study with teachers and mentors Henry country. they’ll be happy.”
Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B. “It was a two-piano show,” he said. “It was Boogie Woogie Pianist Arthur Migliazza
Born in Maryland, he lived in Arizona me and a guy, Bobby, who had played for comes to the Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave.,
from the time he was 11 until he was 30, and Chuck Berry for 50 years. He wrote the nar- Stuart, March 20. Call 772-286-7827 or visit
said that Tucson at that time had a pretty rative about the origins of the blues. It ran for www.lyrictheatre.com.
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ents to the ancient nature-based religions
difference! Eire’s to you! It’s time to celebrate the practiced in Ireland for thousands of years.
“Apostle of Ireland.” A group of French sympathizers for Irish in-
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thia Russo, organizer of St. Bernadette Cath- on to serve as a general in the United States
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to and from shopping and your appointments, a variety of “We’re trying to bring some happiness to the ditional and modern Irish music. The danc-
social outings and so much more. people around us.” ing won’t be just on the floor. “We also have
a big-screen TV up and we’re going to have
The dinner will be – what else? – corned clips of ‘Lord of the Dance,’ ‘Riverdance.’”
beef and cabbage. There will also be shep-
herd’s pie and homemade Irish soda bread. Along with trivia games, singalongs and
prizes. “The first prize is a three-day trip and
As for beverages, there will be beer – just cruise,” Russo said. “We have a laptop. We
not green beer. Also, “each table will have have all kinds of good stuff.”
wine, and we have Irish coffee,” she said.
Best of all, St. Bernadette’s has the Irish.
Those tables will be decked out in green, “In our parish, we have a lot of Irish,” Russo
of course, but also in orange and white – the said.
three colors of the Irish flag.
St. Bernadette’s is at 350 NW California
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Catholics. Orange is the color of Irish Prot- tend. Space is limited and getting tickets in
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bratach na hÉireann, features the two colors
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there are lots of great prizes this year thanks
Grab running shoes or work boots and to many sponsors. Prix-Fixe $1595 Everydaystartingat
head over to the Manatee Observation and 2 pm. Must be seated by 5:30pm
Education Center on Saturday, March 17. The Manatee Observation and Education ppeerrson Menu not available on Holidays
Center is a lesser-known St. Lucie County or Specials Events
“It’s St. Patrick’s Day,” said Rachel Ten- gem. It turned 21 in October. The center is
nant, the center’s manager. “It’s fun!” a public-private partnership started with First course: Choice of: Soup of the day, House Salad or Caesar Salad
state grant funding in the mid-1990s. The
The Treasure Coast Manatee Foundation center features a two-story observation tow- ENTREES (choose one):
is hosting its 10th annual 5K run and walk. er overlooking Moore’s Creek. Of course, the
The professionally-timed run will launch at primary interest at the tower is the center’s Rigatoni a La Chicken mushroom sauce
8 a.m. namesake – the Florida manatee. Vodka Florentine
Race-day registration and packet pickup The local subspecies of the West Indian Rigatoni tossed with prosciutto, Thinly-pounded chicken topped
will open at 6:30 a.m. Activities will continue manatee range throughout Florida’s fresh peas, and mushrooms, finished with spinach Grilled salmon, topped with
until the center opens at 10 a.m. and salt waters. The marine mammal can in a vodka cream sauce and goat cheese, served in a capers, sun-dried tomatoes, in a
handle wide variations of salinity and often sherry wine sauce white wine lemon herb sauce
Those who don’t want to run or walk 3.1 migrate between them through the year. Eggplant
miles can join in the Trash Dash. “That’s a Sometimes manatees decide they like a Rollatini Chicken Lasagna
cleanup,” Tennant said. Participants will place and stay there. The animals can grow Parmigiana
help clean up the shores of Moore’s Creek upwards to 13 feet and weigh around 1,300 Two pieces of eggplant, stuffed Handmade pasta sheets layered
and cheer on runners. pounds. with Ricotta, topped with melted Breaded chicken cutlet topped with Sunday meat sauce and
Mozzarella in a San Marzano with melted Mozzarella cheese in Mozzarella Cheese.
Tennant said runners and cleanup work- One of their most famous manatee behav- tomato sauce a San Marzano tomato sauce
ers alike should add a little crazy to their iors is seeking warmer waters during winter Rigatoni Bolognese
wardrobes. “There’re prizes for outfits,” she months, so they are frequent wintertime vis- Spaghetti Chicken
said. “We’re calling it Whacky Wear.” itors to Florida’s springs. Unlike other ma- and Meatballs Francese Veal, Pork, and Beef with san
rine mammals, manatees have surprisingly marzano tomato sauce tossed
That’s just the start of the fun. little fat to keep warm. What looks like body Home-made meatballs tossed Egg-battered chicken, finished in with rigatoni pasta and ricotta
Local band Rivertown will be out for a fat on them is really extremely thick skin. with spaghetti in a San a white wine lemon herb sauce
seisiún. (Seisiún is an Irish music term for a Marzano tomato sauce Spaghetti
music session, or show.) “They’re going to be “We are actually seeing a lot more than Pork Chop and Shrimp
doing Irish music,” Tennant said. last year,” Tennant said. “We’re seeing about Wild Marinara
“There’s also a blood drive happening double.” Mushroom 10oz center cut chop, breaded
during the morning of the race,” Tennant Risotto and topped with a Marsala Demi Four piece jumbo shrimp,
said. The Big Red Bus will be out there. Of Tennant said admission tickets to the glace sauce sautéed in a tomato basil sauce
course, volunteer workers and runners are center will be included in runners’ bags. Arborio rice, tossed with
urged to donate after they’re done on the Cremini, Shitake, and Portobello Chicken Beggars Purse
cleanup or course. Online registration for the 5K is $35. mushrooms, with Asiago cheese Marsala
Tennant said the run is the center’s largest The center is open Thursday to Saturday and white truffle oil Eight piece pasta, filled with
annual fundraiser. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October to June it’s also Thinly-pounded chicken, sau- pear and goat cheese in a white
“Last year we had a little over 100 pre-reg- open Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Admission is téed in a sweet Marsala and truffle cream sauce
ister, and we picked up another 50 day of $1. Children to age 5 get in free of charge.
(the run),” she said. Cleanup volunteers and runners will get
The center is aiming for about 50 more T-shirts.
runners and walkers this year.
“We’re aiming to grow it,” Tennant said. To learn more about the center and 5K, vis-
“This year, we planned pretty far in advance. it www.manateeeducationcenter.org.
We’re doing a lot of activities with the 5K.”
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Bonz says Stella barks (and runs) up the right tree
“It’s OK, Stella,” her down here, so I hadda ‘go ver-
Hi Dog Buddies! Mom said. “He’s a jour-
“An inneresting theory,” I
This week I saw something I’ve never nalist.” mused.
seen before. I’d always thought it was an
Old Dog’s Tail. Stella Bologna (buh-LONE- Stella pawsed, then “I also usta chase geese, but
yuh) is a rescue pooch with an innersting I didn’t demonstrate sufficient
story and an uh-MAZ-ing talent. stepped carefully for- self-control, an it got a liddle
feathery. Now I hafta wear a bell,
Me an my assistant drove up the coast ward. “Well, I guess you so they can get a head start.”
to meet Stella. We pulled up under a bun-
cha oaks, in the nice, big yard. Her Mom look OK. A girl can’t be “Makes sense,” I observed,
was standing there, holdin’ a leash. With no absently petooie-ing imaginary
pooch attached. too careful.” feathers out of my mouth.
She waved, then hollared, “STELLLL- “I totally unner- “I have lotsa pooch pals: We
UH!” go to the beach; an to the The
stand, Miss Stella. I’m Wetlands Wildlife Preserve,
Well, from I don’t know where, this gold- where there’s lotsa birds. An alli-
en flash zoomed up an gave my assistant looking forward to gators. One time Dixie Weller got
several waggy, wiggly nose bumps and kiss- in trouble cuz she was concen-
es. Then she zipped right past me, stood be- hearing your story.” tratin’ on chasin’ a bird, and ran
hind her Mom, an peeped out. No wags or smack into the water with the
wiggles for me. “This is my Mom, alligators. That was a close one.
Then there’s Marley Carr; Marley
“Good morning. I’m Bonzo the Colum- Lisa. My Dad’s Sal. My Stella. Erwin; an Sophie Banghart. We all grew up
nist an this is my Assistant. We’re happy to step-cats are Mid- together. They attended my first birthday
make your acquaintance.” night, Simba, Made- PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER party last May. It was Cool Dog Biscuits!
“There’s a couple more, I guess you could
Stella was about my height, but slender. line, Misty an Sabri- call ’em Frenemies, like the squirrels: Vin-
Long legs, pretty face. Wearin’ a pink collar nie an Little Mo, they’re vultures. They …”
with a big pink flower. She scowled at me, na. I really am excited “Um, ’scuse me. Vultures?”
looked up at her Mom, then back at me, still “Yep. Been here since they were hatch-
scowlin.’ you’re gonna write my lings. They get fed, so, every day, they hang
out by the pool an bop on the slider. I chase
…” ’em in the morning, an the squirrels in
the afternoon. Great exercise. See, here’s a
Just then, there was rustling in the tree “Wha-aat? How did you …? Are you pickshure of Vinnie.”
WOOOFIN’?” Yep. There he was. A vulture, sittin’ on a
branches, an Stella took off like she was pole by the pool.
I couldn’t buhlieve my eyes. I looked at “Mom an Dad think I’m stubborn,” Stel-
shot out of a cannon. I looked all around Stella’s Mom to see if she was freakin’ out. la continued. “I say I’m an Independent
She wasn’t. Thinker. I do what I want when I’m In The
the yard. Where’d she go? Mood. I’m just Not Motivated By Food, like
“I love chasin’ squirrels,” Stella called, other pooches. I don’t wanna always eat,
“Hey, Mr. Bonzo!” blithely leaping around that tree like it was eat, eat, like most dogs do, like they’re never
the most normal thing in the world. I was going to see another dog biscuit ever again!
“Miss Stella?” getting Shaky Paws just watching. I do enjoy the occasional bagel, an, from
time to time, a plain McDonald’s cheese-
“Up here!” She jumped gracefully down, sans squir- burger. All in all, I’m an outdoor girl. I sleep
rel, an trotted up as I was pickin’ my note- outside, in my liddle garden. I love Mom an
I looked up and there, standin’ way out book off the ground. Dad, but I’m not super snuggly, you know?
I guess I’m a Free Spirit.”
on a high branch of that big ol’ oak tree like “Woof, they’re quick,” she commented. “I believe you are, Miss Stella.”
“How do you even DO that?” Headin’ home, I was thinkin’ about
it was solid ground, was Stella! “I dunno. When I first got here, there fearless, independent, tree-climbin’ Miss
were all these nice trees, and mobs of Stella. Maybe I could invite her out for a
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! squirrels. Then one day I was chasin’ one, cheeseburger one of these days.
an I REE-lized – I was up inna TREE, onna
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Then this big car stopped, an a liddle hu-
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girl hadn’t spotted me in that ditch, I woul-
for dogs & cats. da been a GONER.”
• Fully stocked pharmacy I nodded.
• In house laboratory which allows us “Then,” Stella continued, “they did a
DNA test, an found out I was a Shar-Pei (but
to do most blood- work in house without those big wrinkly wrinkles), with
and have results in 30 minutes some terrier stirred in.”
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BUSCH DONATES $15K TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY
Philip Busch, president of Southern Eagle character and citizenship and living healthy
Distributing and the Peter W Busch Family lifestyles.
Foundation, presented a check for $15,000
to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, With nineteen locations throughout the
in support of the Youth of the Year Program. county, the Boys & Girls Clubs programs
serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The
The Youth of the Year Program recogniz- 3,000 members come from a variety of back-
es top achieving youths from each of the grounds. Contact the club by calling 772-
local clubs. One youth is selected during 460-9918 or visiting www.bgcofslc.org.
an annual event. That student then goes on
to compete against other Youth of the Year The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation
winners for top state honors. was formed over 30 years ago in Fort Pierce.
Peter W. Busch believes in supporting initia-
“We are extremely pleased to support the tives that improve the quality of health, edu-
Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County,” stated cation and family in his community, as well
Philip Busch during the presentation. “They as, the preservation of Florida’s indigenous
do a tremendous job with the young people animals and landscape. – CONTRIBUTED
in our community with amazing results.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie Coun-
ty is a nonprofit organization dedicated to www.pslcommunityband.org
providing youth with a world class Boys &
Girls Club experience, assuring that success The Port St. Lucie Community Band presents
is within reach for every young person who
walks through our doors, and that every
club member graduates high school with
a plan-for-the-future, demonstrating good
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In treating heart failure, hard to beat ‘team’ approach
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer future – as he talks first about the phar- ‘I want to see us improve overall survival.”
maceutical good news for those at risk transform the The gregarious Moore then stops him-
If you had taken a snapshot of heart for heart failure.
failure in America just a couple of years treatment of heart self before getting too technical about
ago, it wouldn’t have been a pretty pic- “In terms of treatment,” Moore says failure. I want “neprilysin inhibitors” and “the renin-an-
ture. excitedly, “there has been the develop- giotensin system,” and points, instead, to
to bring a more what he sees as perhaps the sole draw-
But according to cardiologist Dr. Rich- contemporary back to Entresto. “The only thing that has
ard Moore, a snapshot taken today would slowed its penetration into the market
offer a much brighter image. approach.’ is that it’s not generic, so it does have a
He cites a new “blockbuster” heart Dr. Richard Moore.
drug, a new emphasis on early preven- Skipping ahead to that previously un-
tion, a less-than-one-month-old discov- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE recognized cause-and-effect relationship
ery of a previously unrecognized cause- between heart disease and certain cancer
and-effect relationship between heart ment of one drug – which I would call a treatments, Moore cites a study released
disease and certain cancer treatments, blockbuster – called Entresto.” in February by the American Heart Asso-
and a “team” approach to treating heart ciation.
failure. According to Moore, Entresto reduces
the need for hospitalization due to heart In summary, the study found that life-
The Centers for Disease Control says failure and, as he puts it, “will actually saving therapies for breast and other can-
5.2 million U.S. adults have conges- cers – including chemotherapy and radi-
tive heart failure resulting in more than ation – can cause heart failure and other
610,000 deaths annually. Another 500,000 serious cardiac problems long after the
new cases are diagnosed each year. It is initial cancer treatments are completed.
the leading cause of hospitalization in
people over 65 nationwide. The report says breast cancer survivors
age 65 and older are now far more likely
“One in every nine deaths in this coun- to die from cardiovascular disease than
try,” the CDC continues, “includes heart from cancer, and it urges cancer patients
failure as a contributing cause,” and the to “discuss the potential effects on the
financial burden is estimated to exceed heart of any cancer treatments they’re
$31 billion annually. considering.”
But those figures represent the past Moore understands the dilemma this
and Moore is barely able to contain his
enthusiasm about the present – and the CONTINUED ON PAGE B19
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