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’COPTERS NOW project won’t
AN ‘AIR’ FORCE take a village
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
What could have taken depu- Sheriff’s Office pilot Shane Kisling demonstrates the improved camera technologies applied to two of the agency’s helicopters. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN What two Port St. Lucie City
ties hours to do, took one heli- Council members probably
copter pilot mere minutes – find gy that authorities are calling a support it. The cameras and That’s right – the camera and thought would be a quick vote
a missing hiker in the Pineland “game-changer” for the agency? the tech not only help pilots tech can overlay street names turned into an hour-long debate
Preserve in the dark. It couldn’t seek and find their quarry, but and addresses on the screen, al- over the layout of the $3 million
have happened without the new It’s a new, not-quite-high- also allow them to know exactly lowing pilots to relay real-time, Riverwalk Boardwalk and West-
technology with which the St. definition camera mounted on what they’re looking at, down to accurate information to dep- moreland Park project. Debate fo-
Lucie County Sheriff’s Office’s two of the agency’s three he- a precise street address. cused on the Historic Village – or
helicopter fleet is now outfitted. licopters and the software to CONTINUED ON PAGE A6 lack thereof.
“It’s a force multiplier,” said Councilwoman Jolien Cara-
Sgt. James Adams, who oversees ballo, serving as a board member
the Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit. on the Community Redevelop-
ment Agency Board, had asked
The Pineland Preserve is 688 the three historic buildings – from
square miles – more than 100 of Peacock Ranch – be moved to
which are water. Searching an along SE Westmoreland Boule-
area like that, “it has to be done vard, effectively creating a village
from the air,” Sgt. Adams said, where other historic structures
explaining that it would have could be placed.
taken deputies on the ground
untold hours to find the woman. “It’s such a special, unique op-
portunity we have,” she said of
So what’s this new technolo-
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PTSD clinic quietly
helps veterans heal NO SHORTAGE OF TRAUMA DRAMA AT LAWNWOOD
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer trauma centers are built for speed.
[email protected] The faster trauma cases can be
For a decade, an unassuming treated, the better the odds of pa-
office in a monochromatic suite Early on a recent Tuesday morn- tient survival and recovery.
has displayed an inexplicit sign. ing in March, five trauma cases
It just says Department of Veteran arrived at the Lawnwood Trauma That’s why, according to Kim-
Affairs Clinic. Center in Fort Pierce within mere berly Wright, director of trauma
minutes of one another. services at Lawnwood’s level two
But what’s happened there has trauma center, “We have a full
been remarkable. That’s not uncommon. team of 12 to 16 staff members at
According to the National Trau- the ready.”
Hundreds of veterans have ma Institute, there is a substantial
gone to that office to heal from difference between the care a pa- CONTINUED ON PAGE A17
post-traumatic stress disorder tient gets in a hospital ER and what
induced by combat and military Dr. Gary Curcio and trauma services director Kimberly Wright. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD they receive at a trauma center.
That’s in no small part because
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Can’t figure out that gizmo? Library’s Book-a-Tech can help
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent at that library are from the St. Lucie West/Tradition
Technology is speeding up the learning curve to area.
a dizzying pace, but there’s help at the Port St. Luc-
ie Branch and other libraries. Jesse Wilson, technical Susan Jacob, the St Lucie County Library manag-
assistant at the PSL Library, will have the next Book-
a-Tech on April 4. er, said last year nearly 30,000 got some sort of tech-
“Most of my clients are over the age of 50,” she nology help at the county’s five branch libraries. The
said. “Normally the story we get from them is, a rel-
ative has gotten them a new phone or new device.” library system and Indian River State College have a
Book-a-Tech is a system-wide program. Sched- joint-use facility at the Pruitt Campus. The college
uled clients get upwards to an hour of one-on-one
assistance with Wilson, or other technology workers provides programming at the St. Lucie West facil-
at library branches.
ity. “Libraries as we all know are cornerstones of a
“Book-a-Tech was created because we saw as a li-
brary system a great need in our community to ser- healthy community,” Jacob said. “What we do in the
vice people who need assistance with technology,”
Wilson said. “It has been a wonderful program to community is evolving.”
boost (clients’) confidence.”
She said technology is quickly changing how peo-
Wilson said a lot of the devices she sees are recent,
but common, ones. Some are older. She said many still take ple read, and the libraries are keeping pace.
first-generation Kindle devices to her for help. “I have had
patrons bring in flip phones with no idea how to use them,” Ashley Corsello and “Last year over 80,000 downloaded an e-book,” Ja-
Wilson said. Jesse Wilson work with
a Book-a-Tech client at cob said. “Many never came back into the library af-
Others walk in with some of the latest, cutting-edge devic- the PSL Branch Library. ter receiving instruction.”
es. Wilson listens to the podcast “This Week in Tech,” among
others, to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, so she PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN The library system offers e-books through Over-
can help those folks. “I do check the news and see what’s in drive. It has children’s e-books through TumbleBooks.
the major headlines,” she said. “I actually watch the Apple
rollout sessions each year.” It has Freegal for downloading free music. There are
Wilson said technology doesn’t have to be head-spinning. themselves, each device is very person specific,” she said. several digital periodicals available through the county li-
She said users simply need to know what they want to do
with technology and stick to that. “When it comes to devices For example, Wilson said if a client has, say, grandchildren braries, too.
pressing him or her to get on Snapchat, she’ll show the per- Sandy Henry-Gordon, the PSL branch manager, said
son how it works. “Let me show you how to use it, and you Book-a-Tech helps many customers tap those resources.
make the decision if you like it or not,” she said. She said it’s one of the most popular offerings at the library.
If the person in the example doesn’t like Snapchat, then “I have so many people come up and say thank you for
he or she knows to communicate that and suggest other having this,” Henry-Gordon said.
ways to stay in touch with the grandchildren. But, Wilson
said there’s no reason to avoid new tech altogether. Book- Book-a-Tech appointments start at 2 p.m. on Tuesday,
a-Tech is aimed at helping people use devices and social April 4, at the Port St. Lucie and Morningside branch libraries.
media. Wilson said generally she doesn’t help with hardware To make an appointment at the PSL branch, 180 SW Prima
questions. About 15 to 20 a month use the service at the PSL Vista Drive, call 772-871-5450. Appointment times are first-
Branch Library. The vast majority of the Book-a-Tech clients come-first-served.
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sexual trauma. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ St. Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient Program resides in a nondescript office in St. Lucie West. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
It’s not coincidence that the clinic is in St.
“PTSD is not like it used to be (portrayed) traumatic experiences. While the therapy example, a soldier whose PTSD is worsened
Lucie West. Elizabeth Bosarge, PTSD pro- in the movies,” Bosarge said. “PTSD is not remains somewhat controversial, advocates by the guilt of thinking he or she should
gram manager at the West Palm Beach VA crazy. It’s a natural response to terrible un- say the bilateral stimulation, such as the have spotted an ambush may remember
Medical Center, said Jerry Troyer, the cen- natural situations.” therapist moving an object back and forth there were climatic conditions that reduced
ter’s mental health clinic program manager between a client’s eyes, dampens the emo- visibility at the time.
in 2007, wanted a location close to Inter- Although PTSD as a primary disorder was tional effects of traumatic memories.
state 95 with the right stuff. controversial until the 1980s, its existence Bosarge said that the clinic is shifting
had long been noticed by those in the medi- Prolonged Exposure Therapy is another emphasis to go beyond therapy to a sort of
“He did carefully select that area,” she cal and psychological professions and given the clinic uses. This one seems like home- rehabilitation.
said. “We did think it would be an area wel- many names — battle fatigue, shell shock, opathy — giving a patient a medication
coming to veterans.” and even railway spine, a presumed neu- that would induce the symptoms he or she “We’ve tried to change the focus of the
rological condition doctors noted among is experiencing in a healthy person. Those clinic to recovery focus,” she said.
Bosarge was the first clinical director. The train wreck survivors in the 1800s. Train using the therapy are repeatedly exposed to
clinic opened in the spring of 2007. wrecks were commonplace at the time. the very memories they’re using unhealthy That includes the introduction of art and
means, such as drugs and alcohol, to avoid. music therapy, along with yoga and relax-
The West Palm medical center noticed The St. Lucie West clinic has long used ation classes and other things.
that a growing number of veterans from the three evidence-based therapies to help vet- Therapists don’t rush clients into recall-
northern side of its catchment area — In- erans with PTSD. At times they sound like ing traumatic memories. They first ensure Bosarge said St. Lucie West can help vet-
dian River and St. Lucie counties — were science fiction, pop psychology or home- that trust is established and clients have erans recover from PTSD.
seeking services for PTSD. However, accord- opathy. But, after decades of working with learned self-comforting techniques.
ing to the VA, almost half of the veterans PTSD, the VA has determined them to be “I encourage all communities to make a
who start treatment for PTSD stop going. the best therapeutic approaches. The other therapy is Cognitive Processing point to embrace and be welcoming to all
There are several reasons for this. One is Therapy. That one at first sounds like some veterans,” she said.
accessibility of care, which is why the West Eye Movement Rapid Desensitization sort of pop psychology. In short, it’s based
Palm medical center opened the St. Lucie and Reprocessing, EMDR, is one of the on the idea that belief becomes reality — She said one of the best ways for commu-
West facility. therapies used at the Port St. Lucie facility. change the mind, change the person. nities to show support is for employers to
EMDR is difficult to explain, but essentially learn about PTSD and hire veterans with it.
“To try to get rid of one of the barriers to involves a therapist using bilateral stimula- Those receiving the therapy not only re-
care and distance is one barrier to care,” Bo- tion on a client while he or she is recalling live traumatic memories, but explore them “There’s so many qualities that our veter-
sarge said for details that recast their meanings. For ans develop and grow in the military,” Bo-
sarge said. “Discipline, being a team player
The majority of its clients, about 65 per- and working for the greater good. If you hire
cent, are Vietnam-era veterans, although a veteran, you get all that too.”
the clinic has treated veterans from World
War II to recently-discharged. Many Viet-
nam-era veterans — who make up a third
of Florida’s about 1.6 million veterans — are
retiring and no longer have work distrac-
tions to disguise post-traumatic stress dis-
While it’s not exclusive to combat veter-
ans, they’re one of the highest-risk groups to
According to the National Institute of
Mental Health, people are wired to detect
and respond to danger, the so-called “fight
for flight” survival response that generally
serves us well. PTSD, essentially, is when a
person remains in the alert state long after
danger has passed to the point that it’s neg-
atively affecting his or her daily life.
Unfortunately, PTSD has been misunder-
stood, because many got their beliefs about
it from popular culture.
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RIVERWALK PROJECT other uses on the site. Historic Village. “That just doesn’t make any board. “This is not a new topic of conversa-
Carvelli, too, noted that numerous uses sense to me,” she said, explaining that peo- tion.”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ple would then be crossing the parking lot
are planned for the park space, and having to get between various activities at the park Both Oravec and Martin told Caraballo
establishing a separate, identifiable area for parking a bit closer to the other activities – whether it’s the historical structures, the that until construction happens, staff would
the house, lodge and garage. might be better for visitors. playground, the possible one or two restau- of course say that plans can change – and
rants, and, of course, the Riverwalk Board- that, of course, it would cost money.
For a little while during the discussion, The proposed changes were met with walk.
it looked like she might have the votes to stiff opposition from Community Redevel- “It was not my desire to cause the board
make the changes to the site plan, with fel- opment Agency Vice Chair Shannon Mar- Caraballo told the board that she had had grief,” Caraballo said in moving the pro-
low board members Stephanie Morgan and tin and with consternation from CRA Chair several conversations with staff, including posed site plan as is. She added that she
John Carvelli voicing similar support. Gregory Oravec. with City Manager Russ Blackburn, about would chalk up the debate as a learning
changing the site plan. At each step, she was experience and be better prepared in the
Morgan agreed that moving the build- “We need to move forward,” Oravec said, told the plan could be changed and to bring future.
ings from the center of the property, locat- explaining that yes, plans could be changed, it up at the next meeting.
ed immediately south of the Port St. Lucie but it would cost the city time and mon- With the Community Development
Botanical Gardens, to the east along West- ey. He added that at some point, the board “It can be changed. It can be changed. Agency Board’s approval, the site plan will
moreland could bring parking closer to the needs to decide and “stop chasing our tail.” It can be changed,” she quoted staff to the now go to the Planning and Zoning board
Martin dismissed moving the would-be CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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‘BLUE MIND’: AN ODE TO THE WONDERS OF WATER
BY TERRY CONWAY | Correspondent Dr. Wallace Nichols and ELC executive He looks at the effect of the color blue and
director Molly Steinwald. why people pay a premium for waterfront
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is not your typical property (and what in your brain is telling
scientist. He talks about love and emotions. The personal stories of surfers, swim- “This is what you want if you’re in the you to do it). Nichols goes even further by
mers, sailors, divers, kayakers, paddle midst of a stressful week – you just want to exploring why rafting, kayaking, surfing and
You see his passion when he recalls a trip boarders, fishermen and those who some- hit that big blue reset button and get out water therapy is increasingly being used to
with one of his young daughters to a faraway times risk their lives working on the water here,” says Nichols, who grew up not far treat a variety of disorders.
island where the sky and water were blue bring this vivid book to life. Nichols points from the New Jersey shore and these days
and bright or when he speaks about lessons out that water therapy is increasingly being lives with his wife Dana near Monterey, Ca- Neuroscientists have studied how every-
he learned from his late waterman father. used to treat a variety of ailments, including lif., where their daughters attend school. thing from chocolate to red wine affects the
Watch Nichols while he talks about his own drug addiction, autism, and post-traumatic brain, but they’ve somehow overlooked the
experience with sea turtle conservation in stress disorder suffered by military veterans. “There are all these cognitive and emo- single greatest feature on the planet. Experts
Baja, Calif., and you see his eyes light up. tional benefits that we derive every time at Nichols’ Blue Mind annual conference are
Nichols has spent much of his profes- we spend time by water, in water or under now exploring how being near the ocean
Nichols gave an engaging talk last week- sional life studying sea turtles of the Pacific water,” he continues. “Even the actual col- can achieve the same stress-relieving effects
end at the Environmental Learning Center Ocean and working with fishermen in Baja, or blue of the ocean generates a feeling of of meditation and how the ocean ignites our
in Vero Beach. He is the author of the 2014 Calif., to protect the turtles from poachers. peace in our mind.” emotional senses.
national best-selling book “Blue Mind: The He made a name for himself in the mid-
Surprising Science That Shows How Being 1990s tracking a loggerhead turtle named Water is the most omnipresent substance Nichols’ office is a 1954 Airstream trailer
Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make Adelita that swam from Baja, Mexico, to Ja- on earth, and together with air comprises parked at a green space area off California
You Happier, Healthier, More Connect- pan, the first time anyone had recorded an the primary ingredients for supporting life. Highway 1. He claims the “Earth” was mis-
ed, and Better at What You Do.” animal swimming an entire ocean. Our bodies consist of about 60 percent wa- named.
ter and our brains, a whopping 75 percent.
Tall, trim and handsome, Nichols, 49, Now he’s exploring the scientific reasons “Some 72 percent of Earth is covered in
was dressed in a navy-blue dress shirt why humans have such a deep connection “So when you see water, when you hear water,” he explained. “From a million or
untucked over jeans and boots. He shared with the deep blue. Most of us know the feel- water, it triggers a response in your brain even a billion miles away, it looks like a glis-
the many ways in which water positively ing of calm that comes from being on, in or that you’re in the right place.” tening blue marble.”
impacts our minds, bodies, overall health just near the water, but Nichols is putting an
and sense of well-being, revealing how the empirical foundation under the intuitive re- Nichols writes that our brains are hard- Which brings us to his Blue Marble Proj-
ocean, or any natural body of water, can alization. wired to react positively to water – oceans, ect. It began on Jacques Cousteau’s 100th
have unique benefits for the human psyche. bays, lakes, rivers, waterfalls. In “Blue Mind” birthday in 2010 as a simple way to make his
he investigates our emotional ties to water. ocean message true and memorable. At his
Nichols’ work is getting plenty of atten- ELC presentation Nichols stood at the door
tion. A marine biologist and conservationist, passing out blue marbles to each attendee.
he began hosting seminars seven years ago Quizzical looks abounded.
that attract neurologists and psychologists
from around the world, along with big wave “Hold it at arm’s length,” he said to the
surfers, adventurers and artists. He calls the audience. “That is what the Earth looks like
concept Blue Mind, which morphed into the from a million miles away – a water plan-
book. et. It’s very much in the spirit of Carl Sagan
and Stuart Brand. Today there are more than
“I noticed in a lot of environmental books a million blue marbles being passed per-
that less than a chapter was devoted to wa- son to person around the globe. Now think
ter,” Nichols related. “There’s a disconnect of someone who’s doing good work for the
with the vastness and importance of it. Ma- ocean. Hold it to your heart: think of how
rine science is about ecological, economic it would feel to you and to them if you ran-
and educational values. What was left out domly gave a gift of this marble as a way of
was the emotional value and I wanted to fill saying thank you. It feels good to be given a
it with this book.” blue marble, and to share it forward.”
“Blue Mind” does not come off as a dry Nichols is working on a sequel, “Go Deep-
science book. While Nichols is comfort- er,” a book that explores all of the benefits of
able with complex neuroscience terms, he healthy waterways and oceans at each of the
doesn’t get bogged down with the details of seven stages of our lives from birth through
research. He peppers the scientific parts of death.
the book with fresh angles and lively tales.
RIVERWALK PROJECT A portion of the project will be fund-
ed through grants – some of which are still
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A8 being worked on. The city has received one
grant for $250,000, which requires the city
in April for its review. From there, the plan to have the site plan and construction plan
will move to the Port St. Lucie City Coun- approved by June 30, 2017.
cil (which consists of the same members as
the CRA board) for what is expected to be If the Community Redevelopment Agen-
final approval. cy Board were to have moved forward with
changing the site plan around, CRA Director
The Riverwalk Boardwalk and Westmo- Bridget Kean said the grants could be put at
reland Park project consists of a boardwalk risk due to the timing mechanisms.
along the river south of the bridge at SE Port
St. Lucie Boulevard to the park, the three Another grant – for $350,000 – will be used
Peacock Ranch buildings, a playground, a for the relocation and improvements to the
restroom facility, at least one restaurant, and historical structures. The buildings need to
a promenade over the water. The boardwalk be moved by June 2018 in order for the grant
itself will have three fishing platforms. to be awarded.The city has a $175,000-match
required for that grant award.
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
MARION W. KLINE, 76 March 19, at St. Lucie Medical Center in “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West Port St. Lucie. Born Sept. 18, 1931, she was lifted a weight
the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances off ou‰ shoulders”.
Marion Wayne Kline, 76, left this world Battaglia.
on March 20. He was at his home in Port St. With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
Lucie’s St. Lucie West community. He was At an early age, Beatrice began a career can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
born in Joplin (Dunaway), Mo., on June 30, in women’s fashions, eventually managing with the family she loved. But in the
1940, and spent some of his school years in multiple departments at Sears Roebuck in caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
Wichita, Kansas. He lived in Dunaway, Tul- Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y. She went on to quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
sa, Okla., Oceanside, Calif., and the Spring- own and operate her own boutique in Beth- Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
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He served in the U.S. Army from 1963- ously deceased husband, Angelo, owned tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
1969, spending some time in Germany as and operated Nordick’s Motel in Lake
a Radio Teletype Operator. After discharge, George, N.Y. After retirement, they eventu- Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
he worked various jobs including depu- ally moved to Port St. Lucie. Beatrice was a ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
ty sheriff. Later, he worked at Commercial member of St. Bernadette Parish in Port St.
Nuclear Power Plants traveling throughout Lucie and contributed during the church’s Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
the U.S. doing contract work as a Radiation construction.
Survivors include her sons, Sal Trenta-
He was preceded is death by his parents, coste of Port St. Lucie, and Joseph Trenta-
and brother. coste and his wife Debbie, of Queensbury,
N.Y.; one sister, Marie Devincenzi, and her
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Har- husband Dominic of Manhattan, N.Y.; two
lene Krans, and is also survived by one son, brothers, Rocco Battaglia (previously de-
Devin Kline; two grandsons, Storm Fletch- ceased) and his wife Mary, of Whiting, N.J.,
er, Tyler Kline; and numerous nieces, neph- Paul Battaglia and his wife Diane of Carle
ews, cousins, and dear friends. Place, Long Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren,
Joseph and Alyssa Trentacoste, Karen, Jill
BEATRICE TRENTACOSTE, 86 and Sal Trentacoste; three nephews, Jo-
St. Lucie West seph, Rocco and Paul Battaglia, and three
nieces, Dena Devincenzi Colello, Dannielle
Beatrice Trentacoste, 86, of St. Lucie Lauth and Jen Masi.
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Call for a free in home design March 2016. sort of an indicator of marine health,
consultation and estimate they could give us an early warning of
The three-year study funded by a possible human health impacts,” Fire
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Wild Dolphins Specialty License Plate the IRL. Just last year, there were two big,
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fecting dolphins and their prey. issues,’’ he said.
A fish kill in Brevard in March 2016 was But must more than just documenting
caused by Texas Brown Tide, named after a scientific anomaly, the data resulting
the location the brown algae was first dis- from the study and others like it could
covered. The Microcystis outbreak was in inform important policy decisions in the
the southern lagoon, where it created a future, Fire said.
green sludge around the St. Lucie River
outflow at the same time as the fish kill, “From a management prospective, this
Fire said. is a new toxin that we don’t know the im-
pacts of. We really can’t with confidence
For the study, Fire and researchers at say our water or our fish are clean if this
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute hasn’t been studied. You really have no
will come up with detection methods for basis to make management decisions.
the Microcystis organism, find out what
water quality it thrives in and map the “On the very most basic level, in order
geographic distribution of the organism to manage a problem you have to know
and animals contaminated by it. more about that problem. We need to fig-
ure out what the potential impact would
“This species is typically a fresh water be if this is going to continue in the fu-
species and usually can’t thrive in an es- ture,’’ he said.
tuary because it’s brackish saline water,”
Fire said. “The first question we have is Fire said he is interested to see what
‘Are we going to start seeing this more of- can be learned about toxins from algae
ten?’ If so, what could the possible conse- blooms but stressed that the study will
quences be? likely result in more questions than an-
“Now that we know this is a poten-
tial hazard, can we detect it? When and “It’s still a first pass. This really isn’t an
where and how far has it spread, and can issue we’ve had to deal with before. This is
we track it through the food web, specif- a first look at the possible impacts. There
ically key species of fish, particularly one is no other data or publications with this
toxin and marine mammals,’’ he said.
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Bonz says Sonny can teach us all a thing or two
course. I just sorta wigged out for a bit. Felt which Mom liked, cuz she
didn’t want a pooch who
Hi Dog Buddies! kinda weird. Then I felt OK again. This time, went Nuts and chewed
I rested, and Mom was right there with me. everything in sight, or one
Then, this morning, I was able to go out in who laid around in a heap
the yard and Do My Doodie. I felt pretty all day, either. So she broke
her No Puppies Ever Again
This week I yapped with Sonny Yarina, good. And I really wanted to yap with you. rule, Thank Lassie. We had
a Meet-and-Greet in Or-
a good-lookin’ orange and white Brittany So …” lando to be sure we were
right for each other. We
who’s gettin’ up there, turned 13 March 8. “Well, Sonny, just let me know if you were.
When me and my Assistant drove up, I had need to stop at any point, OK?” “Well, I did have a great
disposition, but I hadda
no idea that the interview’d almost been “Sure will. So, whaddya wanna know?” lotta health problems:
mange, a limp, a calcium
canceled. I’m glad it wasn’t, cuz Sonny has “Pretty much, your life story, so far.” My deficiency (whatever that
is), even broken teeth. I
an inspirin’ story. pencil was poised. decided then and there
that, since Mom and Dad
He was right at the door with his Mom to “My earliest memories are me and me were gonna take good care
of me, I’d NEVER EVER
greet us. He had a kind face, and this great sibs and our Mom bein’ taken to a Brittany fuss or get all stubborn. It
was the least I could do.
big smile. rescue place. Pretty soon, everybody’d been
“Turns out, I have this Gift: I get along
“Welcome! I’m so glad to meet you. I’m adopted, ’cept me. I was the runt of the lit- with all dogs. An not just get along. I love to
share: toys, food, humans, furniture, what-
Sonny Yarina. This is my Mom, Gloria. My ter. Meanwhile, my Forever Mom (to be) ever. Not to brag, but I passed my Canine
Good Citizenship Test in Puppy Kindergar-
Dad’s Dave. So, let’s go sit down. You’ll have had been fostering Brittanys for years, had ten, when I was only 1½. An I enjoy teach-
ing. So, since Mom was always fosterin’
to forgive me, I’m a bit wobbly here recent- two at home at the time. She’d fostered a pooches, I became her Assistant. When we
get a new foster pooch, I make sure he or
ly.” buncha puppies (which is a lotta work) and she gets enough play time. (Humans call it
exercise.) When I’m helping pooches small-
I had noticed that he was moving slow, had decided to never raise a puppy again. er than me, I sqwunch way down so I don’t Sonny.
and sorta sideways. “It’s a pleasure,” I said. Just grown-up pooches. PHOTO: GLORIA YARINA
“Aww, that’s so thoughtful.”
“But, are you OK?” “Well, the Brittany Rescue people sent He grinned. little girls, all barky an bouncy.
“An pooches bigger than me, WELL, “Manners, Ladies!” Sonny said. “This is
He settled himself on the couch. “Oh, out this pik-sure of a 12-week-old puppy bring ’em on! Ack-shully, even though
they’re bigger, sometimes they’re insecure, Mr. Bonzo, the columnist. Bonz, these are
yes. Apparently, last night I had what hu- lookin’ for a Forever Home.” in a new place an all. So I try to make ’em my silly sisters, Jen, 12, an Lady, 8.
comf-tubble an relaxed. An if they wanna
mans call a Stroke.” “You, right?” be all Alpha, that’s Cool Kibbles, too. They “Pleased to meet you, Mr. Bonzo!” said
don’t scare me. They learn Basic Manners Jen.
“Oh, Woof!” I exclaimed. “I’ve heard “Yep.” by followin’ my lead: Sit, Come, Potty Eti-
quette, House Rules, that stuff. I figure I’ve “We’re gonna go out and play,” said Lady.
about them. That’s Serious Dog Biscuits!” “Mom musta liked my pik-sure, cuz she probly trained at least 30 fosters. An I’m “Wanna do laps with us?”
totally good hangin’ out by myself or par-
“True enough. But it’d happened once asked about my personality, and the Britta- tyin’ with a buncha pooch pals. Mom says The girls ran out to the yard. We followed.
I’m Flexible. Like, I’m easygoing, but also “Come’on, Bonz. I’m feeling way stronger
before, a while back. Mom called my vet, of ny people said I was Middle-of-the-Road, FEARLESS. So, that’s pretty much my job.” today. But I’m not ready for laps yet.”
“Woof, Sonny, it’s perfect for you! How’re
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received such medication. This is signif- involved in the care of fractures. Spring into a new You!
icant, as more than 20 percent of older “The findings suggest that far too of-
people who break a hip die within a year,
a death rate approximately three times ten clinicians fail to perform a thought-
higher than for uninjured people of the ful medication review for patients with
same age and gender. a fracture,” wrote Dr. Berry. “It’s impera-
tive that researchers and clinicians work
In keeping with the study findings, Dr. together to narrow this treatment gap
Coren believes that many primary care and reduce secondary fractures and their
physicians do not prescribe osteoporo- devastating consequences.”
sis medication according to the National
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says, “Doctors are often not aggressive thopaedics and Neurology, located at 1155
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their doctor.” This non-adherence can
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hip and spine, but also of the wrists and
Berry and Kiel say that most clinicians
don’t dispute the importance of medica-
tion review for patients following a frac-
ture but, because of multiple care teams
working across various medical settings,
it’s often unclear who should conduct
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have the long-term relationship neces-
sary to help their patients make risk/ben-
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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Coming Up! ‘POP’ STAR
Blues performer coming to Lyric
TORRES PRESENTS BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Serbian blues guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovich
HAVANA TRIBUTE returns to the Lyric Theatre April 6.
Ana Popovich’s rise to the top of American blues charts was
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer not a story of growing up in Chicago or Mississippi, where the PHOTOS COURTESY OF LYRIC THEATRE
[email protected] blues were part of the fabric of cultural life. She was born in Bel-
grade, Serbia, in 1976, in the former Yugoslavia. Music was an
1 Nestor Torres, the Gram- important part of her life, as her father played the guitar and
my-winning contempo- bass and frequently invited friends for jam sessions. Although
rary master of the flute, returns she grew up in the repressive Milosevic era, she was able to
to the Lyric Theatre with a study guitar privately and before she was 20, she formed her
tribute to Havana and Buenos own band, Hush.
Aires tonight. Born in Puerto
Rico, Torres learned to play the They performed all over Yugoslavia, and with the fall of
flute at age 12, and developed Communism, she was able to travel in Europe. She stud-
into a multi-talented musician. ied at the Conservatory in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and
His playing incorporates a mix eventually signed a record deal with Ruf records in Ger-
of Latin jazz, pop, straight- many.
ahead jazz and classical styles.
He moved to New York City In 1999, Popovich formed the Ana Popovich
as a teenager and honed his Band and began gaining international attention
skills at the prestigious New with her blend of electric funk and slide guitar,
England Conservatory of Mu- jazzy instrumentals and soulful blues. By 2009,
sic in Boston. In 1981, Torres two of her albums reached the U.S. Billboard
moved to Miami, bringing his Blues Chart. She was the only female guitar
classical training to the South player invited to play in the All-Star Hendrix
Florida music scene. His im- Experience, a national tour celebrating the
prov with Charanga, a Cuban music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix.
dance style, led him to begin
playing with such Latin artists Popovich has been a popular performer
as Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre and she returns
and Celia Cruz. In addition to for her third appearance April 6 at 7
his music, Torres is dedicated p.m. She spoke by phone from Cincin-
to promoting peace and edu- nati, where she was on tour, about her
cation around the world. He interesting life and career.
has worked with the Education
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Young actress savors ‘Saturday Night Fever’ role
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Edward’s School, where she is a straight-A I asked Pines what she has gained from Cristina Pines appeared in ‘Seussical Jr.’ in February.
[email protected] student. While she doesn’t remember dis- being involved with Riverside Children’s
co, she knows the music. Theatre for six years. She will make her professional debut in the Riverside
You know the music. There’s “Stayin’
Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “How “My mom and I love to listen to ‘throw- “What have I not taken away from peo- Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘Saturday Night
Deep is Your Love?” The music of the Bee back’ songs and I love the music,” she said. ple and performing?” she said. “My per-
Gees was the soundtrack of the 1970s. Ev- “I can’t wait to learn it, even if I don’t sing it sonality now is based on how I have grown Fever’ April 11-30. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVERSIDE THEATRE
eryone was at the disco, bell bottoms were in the show. I already knew that this was a at Riverside Children’s Theatre. There are
the rage and everyone, male and female, fun show and the Bee Gees are fabulous.” so many experiences I don’t think I would ty fun way to play something that I’m
wore their shirts open with gold chains. have had anywhere else. It’s helped with not. I get to see a different perspec-
The music was also the soundtrack for the Pines and some other students at River- public speaking and memory. With each tive.”
blockbuster 1977 movie “Saturday Night side Children’s Theatre were given the op-
Fever,” which took John Travolta to super- portunity to have a special audition with new show, I learned different characters Get out your polyester and hustle
stardom. It told the story of Tony Manero, the director of “Fever.” She didn’t hesitate and shaped my own. I’d say, ‘I don’t want to down to the Riverside to see Pines and
a street-wise kid from Brooklyn who wants at the opportunity to audition for a profes- be like that’ or see a certain trait. It shows the rest of the company. You’ll feel like
to escape his dead-end job and become the sional production. me things I might not have seen. It’s a pret- dancing.
“disco king” at the local club.
“You jump at every audition, for the ex- The Riverside Theatre. 3250 River-
The movie was made into a stage musi- perience of auditions and being rejected side Park Dr., Vero Beach, presents “Saturday
cal and it will be presented at the Riverside or having the opportunity to make it,” she Night Fever.” April 11-30. For ticket infor-
Theatre April 11-30. I spoke recently to Cris- said. mation call 772-231-6990 or order online at
tina Pines, who plays Tony’s younger sister. www.riversidetheatre.com.
This is her professional debut, although she Pines was out with a friend when she got
has performed in more than 25 Riverside an email telling her she had the role. It was
Children’s Theatre productions, including a validation.
“Seussical Jr.” in February.
“I was so excited I almost started cry-
When we began talking, the conversa- ing,” she said. “I do have what it takes, and a
tion took a turn. I had been told to call her chance of making it somewhere. This is like
after 4 as she was in school and I expected a the start of a career I actually have a chance
college student. Instead, I found a 13-year- of pursuing.”
old eighth-grader, one of the most self-pos-
sessed, confident young people I’ve met, Pines is well aware of the vagaries of a
despite this being her very first interview. career in the theater and she definitely has
some other ideas.
Pines lives in Vero Beach and attend St.
“Theater is something I don’t want to
drop,” she said. “It’s not what I want my
life’s focus to be on. I want to be a lawyer.”
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ANA POPOVICH Jimi we didn’t touch.” True Crew Dance
Releasing “Trilogy” was a big deal for Company
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Popovich, who released it on her own label. NOW REGISTERING FOR
“I grew up in Serbia, but my childhood “It was a huge project,” she said. “It was in
was nice,” she said. “Later on, by the time SUMMER CAMPS!
I left, it was a difficult time for the family I the Top 10 with Clapton and Bonnie Raitt,
left behind. I left at the right moment. my little label next to the big labels. Artists ALL FORMS OF PERFORMING ARTS
can take things into their own hands.”
“I moved to Holland and studied jazz and Dance, Theatre, Sports Nutrition, and
world music. I was travel- Popovich takes her role as a role model Hip Hop Programs!
ing to both sides of the for women seriously.
ocean and was the first FULL DAY OR HALF DAY CAMPS
international, central-Eu- “I’m really pleased to
ropean artist to be nom- open doors,” she said. Extended drop off and pick up available.
inated for an American “There were women be-
Blues Award. That’s when fore me and it got easier CAMP DATES AND FEES
my career really started. with time. I wanted to
play and have my own June 12-16 July 17-21 1/2 DAY
“I’m very fortunate sound, not male or female.
and thankful to the au- Younger women come to June 19-23 July 24-28 9:00 - 12:15 p.m.
dience. I guess they rec- my shows and want to do $70.00 / wk
ognize that I grew up on what I do. That’s wonder- July 3-7 Aug 7-11
the blues, so it’s natural ful. The guitar is becom- FULL DAY
to me. It’s wonderful to ing a female instrument
be acknowledged for this and women are taking the 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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including Chicago blues. the upcoming Lyric show
She grew up hearing the is new. Classes may be split dependent upon age and enrollment.
blues and it was natural A $50.00 deposit is needed to hold your space.
for her to play and per- “’Trilogy’ has 23 songs
form that genre in En- to choose from,” she said. ***If you have younger students you wish to start a
glish. “There’s everything from dance program, please contact Ms.Toni directly for
funk to soul to rock and information as she specializes in Pull ups & Preschool
Popovich is on the Hen- blues and jazz. There’s
drix tour and is having a wonderful time. lots of guitar, melodies, classes that can be scheduled as well.
jazzy standards, funk
“I’m representing women and it’s a great and soul. There’s a little bit for everyone. If Believing and Achieving...through Honesty, Integrity & Loyalty
thing,” she said. “I’m hoping they’ll in- you’ve seen other shows before, it’s not the True Crew Dance Company
clude more women. I’m here to open doors. same show. That’s not how we roll. It’s fun
There are 16 guitar players on the tour, and for the band and me.” Toni Szparaga, Artistic Director
no competition. We’re all supporting each
other. Everyone is kind and supportive, a Ana Popovich comes to the Lyric Theatre, For more information call or email,
family. We’re supporting Jimi’s legacy and 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, April 6 at 7 p.m. [email protected] directly
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10 IRSC scholars are All-Florida
From left, Lishelen Herrera, Edwin Bustamante, John Starkis, Jaci Atkinson, Hannah Artille, IRSC President Dr. Edwin Ten of Indian River State College’s highest mante, Lishelen Herrera, Ashley Lardizzone
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76 Be a leaver of the next-to-last film underachiever?
tectonic plates 63 Actor Ryan
8 Of a son or pack 4 Made, as fairy 65 Melon type
78 Main thing tale gold 67 Rodeo horse
daughter 68 Bowling places
14 “Decorates” with Junior’s done 5 Like Pledge 69 More, to Jorge
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bathrm. tissue, as college? 7 King of the ring? 72 Memo abbr.
pranksters do 82 “... ___ in Heaven” 8 Baseball union 75 Jim of ABC
17 “Now I get it!” 84 Puny lead, in
18 Impatient date’s baseball VIP Donald Sports
comment? 85 Lodge member 9 Glacier time 77 Had an entree
20 Cousins of 86 Alpine wind 10 Actress Christine 79 Agitates
Twinkies 87 The English 11 “___ a drink!” 80 Actor Paul
23 Credo of the Patient and others 12 Official Turk 81 One, on a coin
Three Stooges? 89 Screw-loose type 13 Israeli airport 83 Actor George
25 Place for a bout 91 Execrate 14 Like Tiger 88 Prospector’s
26 Extraordinary 96 Weather org.
talent, briefly 97 Jug limit, often: Woods’s mom need
27 Speak abbr. 15 Love seat site, 90 Mountaineer’s
grandiloquently 98 1960s guru?
28 Protested 101 Write perhaps goal
29 A god for Cleo 103 Actor Michael 16 The old shell 92 All-out assault
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line? 120 Make good bread, 37 Praise highly 108 Type
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“the 121 1930s musical Star Wars 111 Flood barrier
G Man” star? 39 Salacious look 112 Shirt size: abbr.
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66 Popular guy at 126 Florida isle idea: abbr. second?
kids’ parties? 49 Footless
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