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08/01/2019 ISSUE 31


World of trouble. P3 All ‘Together’ now. P12 HAIL TO THE CHEFS!

MelBeach woman accused in fatal Superb Sondheim musical revue
crash faces new felony charges. hits the Civic Theatre stage.

Gathering Table cooking class:
Savor five-course fun. Page 29


WATER DEEMED SAFE Brevard agrees
DESPITE TRACES OF hiring deputies
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE is ‘critical need’

[email protected] and Lisa Herendeen with [email protected]
their dogs on the beach.
Potentially toxic blue-green Brevard County commis-
algae found July 18 in Lake PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK sioners have agreed to bust
Washington is a direct concern their voter-approved budget-
to beachside Melbourne Utili- Dog owners howl for more access to county beaches increase cap so Sheriff Wayne
ties customers south of Pineda Ivey can hire all the deputies
Causeway as the lake serves as STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT ceeded over Indigo Cove’s residents-only ac- he needs and buy enough cars
the city utility’s primary drink- [email protected] cess. And Post saw they weren’t alone. and equipment for them.
ing water supply.
The morning of April 3 was much like any “I was the only person on our beach that “We can’t have a bus with
A volunteer with the Jack- other when Indigo Cove resident Donna Post day,” Post says. “Two animal-control officers 200,000 miles be the only (in-
sonville-based St. Johns River- decided to walk Tessie, her 5 ½-year-old gold- gave me a ticket. They were very apologetic, mate-transportation) bus in
keeper organization discovered en retriever, on the beach. said this was the worst part of their job. They the fleet,” County Commission
the bloom and was sickened Vice Chair Bryan Lober said.
in the process of taking water The pair crossed State Road A1A and pro- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
samples. In a 4-1 vote, the County
Commission agreed July 23 to
Yet state and local officials all declare Ivey’s needs as “criti-
stress that, after treatment, the cal,” justifying an increase be-
water is safe to drink. yond the county’s budget-in-
crease cap.
Melbourne Utilities and of-
ficials from two state agencies Voters in 2008 approved
tasked with water quality say limiting the commission to in-
recent tests show only low lev- creasing the tax rate by 3 per-
els of toxins which are being cent or the Consumer Price
neutralized by additional treat- Index – currently 2.44 percent
ment methods, some of which – whichever is lower. That
have caused customer com-
plaints of odors. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

vironmental Protection and
St. Johns River Water Manage- Ditch Witch 800 machine is unveiled in Melbourne Beach. PHOTO: TIM WIRTH STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT cals, oil and other pollutants
ment District staff reported [email protected] common to any town or city
that no microcystins, cylin- trickle down the pavement,
drospermopsins or anatoxin-a There’s a new witch in town. past buildings and homes. Un-
toxins were detected, but low Melbourne Beach recently able to soak into the concrete
levels (0.06 to 0.18 parts per bil- unveiled its newest acquisi- ground, the toxic stew winds
lion) of saxitoxins were present tion in the fight against pol- its way to the stormwater
in the four St. Johns River Water luted stormwater entering drains, where it is then carried
Management District samples. the Indian River Lagoon – the off into the waterways, harm-
Ditch Witch 800.
Riverkeeper volunteer Bill In a storm, fertilizer, chemi- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Zoby of the Headwaters Advi-


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2 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


DITCH WITCH dirt and debris from being dumped into complish the task in-house would serve in October. The commission agreed and
our lagoon. Additionally, by collecting
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 this dirt/silt from the inlet, we remove the town best,” Davis said. “Various unanimously approved the immediate
fertilizer byproducts from entering our
ing wildlife and water quality. lagoon.” types of equipment were considered purchase.
In Melbourne Beach, Interim Town
The town paid an outside contractor and after considering our needs and Since it arrived last week, public
Manager Elizabeth Mascaro and Pub- to come and vacuum the storm drain
lic Works Supervisor Tom Davis have system quarterly – and they also paid what machine would best meet our works has been practicing with it and
brainstormed ways to control and clean a street sweeping contractor to remove
stormwater before it reaches the Indian dirt from the curb system. needs, we decided on will soon begin clean-
River Lagoon.
Believing the money could be direct- the Ditch Witch 800.” ing curbs and storm-
“One ongoing maintenance project ed toward a better and more permanent
is the cleaning of our street curbs and solution, they set out to find a possible Mascaro and Davis water drains.
stormwater inlets and filter boxes,” Da- alternative.
vis said. “This is critical to make sure we presented the propos- Mayor Jim Sim-
get the maximum use of our stormwa- “After considerable deliberation we
ter system and make every effort to stop decided that having the ability to ac- al to the Town Com- mons believes that

mission, asking for owning the machine

$38,000. will guarantee that

“We advised the the drains are cleaned

commission that by the streets are swept

not having to contract immediately prior to

out these services, we Sean Hasner works the Ditch Witch. PHOTO: TIM WIRTH storm events.

could recover our in- “Two years ago,

vestment in roughly two years,” Davis when Irma was approaching, the service

said. “The commission approved this we previously contracted with cancelled

with enthusiasm for our proposed 2020 the cleaning that was already scheduled

budget, which begins Oct. 1 of this year.” for that week so that they could go work

But with hurricane season in full on a bigger contract,” Simmons said.

swing, Mascaro pointed out the ma- “As a result, our drains/pipes did not

chine could be a great benefit if there is work as efficiently as possible and the

a storm, and suggested the use of avail- additional debris that was in the streets

able funds in the current budget to pur- made them even less efficient. Owning

chase the Ditch Witch now – with the our own equipment will ensure that we

money replaced from the 2020 budget never suffer from this again.” 

DOGS ON THE BEACH communities’ residents-only access
points, rather than from a county park,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 since most of the dog owners hail from
those communities.
even petted Tessie! But they said they
had to do this because they’d had com- She said she and the others launched
plaints.” a petition drive through the Internet site
Post says she was caught in a crack-
down by the Brevard County Sheriff’s “And in 24 hours, we had 1,000 signa-
Office on people taking their dogs to tures,” she said, adding the count has
areas of the beach where dogs aren’t al- reached more than 3,000 since April.
One person who isn’t impressed by
And that’s most of the county’s the petition drive, however, is County
72-mile-long beach. The only place Commissioner John Tobia.
where dogs are allowed is, in fact, a 700-
foot section of Canova Beach Park near The Grant-Valkaria resident’s District
Indian Harbor Beach. “That place is 3 includes the same stretch of beach the
overcrowded,” Post said last week. “And women want for increased dog access.
it’s well to the north of us.”
“Mostly I’m concerned about health
Post paid her $55 fine, court records and safety,” Tobia said. “It’s the feces. It’s
show. But she also put out a warning of the urine. There are many reasons why
the crackdown to Facebook, through we only have certain areas where dogs
the Friends of Melbourne Beach group. are allowed.”

In the process she met fellow Mel- The women said they rarely, if ever,
bourne Beach dog owners Lisa Her- see any dog feces on the beach.
endeen and Charlotte Hertz. The trio
are scheduled to go before the County Hertz said the group would only want
Commission on Aug. 6, seeking dog dog access before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.,
access to a 14-mile stretch from Mel- so as not to conflict with most beachgo-
bourne Beach south to the Sebastian ers’ preferred hours for themselves.
Hertz said it’s not good to keep dogs
That meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the on the beach through a Florida sum-
commission chambers, Bldg. C of the mer’s hot daytime hours. But working
County Government Complex, 2725 around human use, she said, her 3-year-
Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. old golden retriever, Misty, is able to
keep cool.
“There are only eight county spots
that are open to the public for that en- But Tobia wasn’t convinced that dif-
tire nearly 14-mile stretch,” Herendeen ferent beach hours would be any better.
said. “Yet there are 32-plus private ac-
cess points for residents to access the “They want to use the beach only in
beach.” certain hours,” he said.

Post said she would like to see dogs “But unfortunately, in those hours,
allowed on the beach from the various the beach isn’t being monitored (by life-
guards). And if you can’t monitor it, you
don’t know whether people are picking
up after their dogs.” 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 1, 2019 3


Cops track down stolen truck MELBEACH WOMAN ACCUSED IN FATAL CRASH
Melbourne police,

working with Bre- STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT identification to a law enforcement officer
[email protected] and resisting an officer without violence.
vard Sheriff’s Depu-

ties, on July 21 recov- A 20-year-old Melbourne Beach woman According to the arrest affidavit, at the

ered a stolen flat-bed arrested earlier this year and charged in time of the arrest Muntz was on felony

landscaping truck the death of an Orlando woman has been probation for drug possession in another

near Indialantic. arrested in a separate incident on multiple case.

The truck, which charges including felony burglary and She was also out on bond after being

had been taken from drug possession. charged in the death of 23-year-old Kavika

Palm Bay and still According to a police report from the Church of Orlando for which Muntz faces

bore the business Melbourne Police Department, on June charges that include two felonies – DUI

markings of the own- 30, Kyah Muntz and another individual Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodi-

er, was spotted in attempted to unlawfully gain access to a ly Injury. Investigators claim she caused a

the parking lot of the Melbourne residence through a back door deadly crash in the early-morning hours

beachside Eau Gallie Stolen flat-bed landscaping truck is discovered. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK and a garage door. of Dec. 14, 2018, on State Road A1A near

Boulevard WalMart. A person inside the home called police, the intersection of Sabal Ridge Lane, just

Police records say an officer attempted a traffic stop but that and when the responding officer arrived south of the town of Melbourne Beach,

the driver continued toward Indialantic, where he was stopped he observed two individuals in the back- killing Church and injuring 28-year-old

by police Stop Sticks and a flat tire. yard and ordered them to approach him. Grant Luker of Orlando and 21-year-old

After fleeing on foot into a residential backyard on Sand Pine They fled the scene on foot and the offi- Katlyn Duncan of Tampa.

Road, 37-year-old Matthew Korecky of Melbourne was arrest- cer gave chase, eventually apprehending Lab results indicated Muntz’s blood

ed on charges of first-degree grand theft of a motor vehicle, Muntz, who was taken to Holmes Region- alcohol level was above the legal limit al-

aggravated fleeing and eluding with injury or property dam- al Medical Center for ankle pain and then lowed to operate a vehicle and she tested

age, resisting arrest without violence, and driving on a revoked transported to the Brevard County Jail. positive for cannabinoids, according to

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Records state that police consider Korecky a “habitual of-

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Fancy financial footwork in new police station project CRITICAL NEEDS

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER with its list of large capital outlay project needs, said City CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
[email protected] Manager Mark Ryan. There is still the $10.5 million Muck
Removal Project, and a new baffle box project to reduce is unless the commission voted by a
The Indian Harbour Beach City Council has found a nitrogen into the Indian River Lagoon estimated to cost “supermajority,” or 4-1, that a greater
way to build a $4.5 million police station without break- $284,000, of which about $68,000 is funded through a Save increase was needed to fund “critical
ing the city piggy bank. Our Indian River Lagoon sales tax appropriation, he said. needs.”

The city will use a blended funding approach to main- Ryan said the city has been an excellent steward of its And Ivey’s $136.4 million budget re-
tain its “pay as you go” philosophy for capital projects – resources, expending $7.39 million on capital improve- quest would require such an increase,
rather than putting the city of less than 9,000 residents ments since 2014 without a tax increase for those pur- County Manager Frank Abbate said.
in debt. poses, an average of $1.48 million per year.
Commissioner John Tobia dissented
A 2016 needs assessment calling for the new police “There will always be competing needs for the commu- in the vote, chiding his colleagues for
headquarters prompted the first discussions of loans. nity and you have to utilize a blended approach to accom- spending on unnecessary things in the
The following fiscal year, the council appropriated initial plish the goal providing those needs. As evidenced above, past. “We need to sharpen our pencils a
funds for the design of the new 13,000-square-foot facil- the three cited projects have a myriad of funding sources little bit more and make sure we don’t
ity to be located on 3.3 acres south of the Dollar General we intend to pursue to meet these goals,’’ he said.  put the sheriff in this position again,” he
Store on South Patrick Drive. said.
The 2018 Capital Projects Workshop in- Tobia, of Grant-Valkaria, represents a
cluded official options by the city financial district that includes the county’s barri-
consultants to consider funding this new fa- er island, from Melbourne Beach south
cility with the issuance of long-term debt. The to the Sebastian Inlet.
Mayor and City Council declined, deciding to
continue with the pay as you go strategy. In the current year, the county’s Law
Enforcement Municipal Services Tax-
The city awarded the design of the new ing Unit, which provides much of the
Police Headquarters to RZK Architects, Inc. sheriff’s needs, taxed residents of the
from Cocoa in March 2019, and the site sur- county’s unincorporated areas at $1.09
vey work has been completed. It is expected per $1,000 of taxable value.
to be out to bid in late 2019 and under con-
struction in January 2020. The rate approved for the budget
starting Oct. 1 is $1.11 per $1,000, or a
The city will use a variety of funds to build 2 percent increase. It is calculated to
the new station debt-free, but it’s not finished bring in $20.4 million, or $1.7 million
more from taxpayers.

Commissioner Rita Pritchett, of Ti-
tusville, calculated that increase as less

LAKE WASHINGTON Florida’s sewage sludge (also known as on the entire St. Johns River, which Ri- sewage sludge and phase out septic
“biosolids”) to Indian River, Brevard and naman calls “strong evidence” it is due tanks; and the state needs to enact pro-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Osceola counties. to the trucking of South Florida’s sewage tective policies to keep agriculture and
sludge. Phosphorous is known to fuel urban fertilizer out of our waterways.
sory Council became somewhat ill while In 2007, legislation was enacted to toxic blue green algae outbreaks, she
taking water samples with blue-green prohibit land application of sewage said. “Sadly, we are seeing algae out- The non-profit St. Johns Riverkeeper
algae from the lake, said Lisa Rinaman sludge from adding to nutrient pollu- breaks throughout Florida, but very few is a member of the Waterkeeper Alli-
of Jacksonville, the head of St. Johns tion in South Florida waterways. Since cities get there drinking water from sur- ance, considered one of the world’s fast-
Riverkeeper. Zoby collects monthly then, more than 89,000 tons of South face waters,’’ she said. est growing environmental movement
samples in Lake Washington and Blue Florida’s sewage sludge have been dis- with over 270 Waterkeeper Organiza-
Cypress Lake. posed of within the Upper Basin of the Related action items proposed by tions protecting rivers, lakes and coastal
St. Johns River, including Lake Wash- Riverkeeper to address the crisis include: waterways on 6 continents.
While several factors in poor water ington, fueling harmful algal blooms, the state must stop the trucking of sew-
quality such as pesticides and fertiliz- according to information on St. Johns age sludge to the headwaters of the St. Anyone who sees a blue-green algae
ers can result in various algae blooms, Riverkeeper website. Johns; Florida needs a more protective bloom should notify the FDEP Hotline
Rinaman believes the likely direct cause strategy of dealing with human waste, at the link
of the Lake Washington blue-green al- Lake Washington currently shows including new technologies to deal with algal-bloom/content/algal-bloom-con-
gae bloom to be the trucking of South some of the highest phosphorous levels tacts. 


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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 1, 2019 5


than $2.50 for a home appraised at enough deputies to keep up with the porated population of 230,780. would still want to retain them.
$200,000 with a $50,000 homestead ex- county’s explosive growth. And it will mean 480 deputies by 2020, And from 2016 to 2018, he added, half
emption. “And this is not coming to the
County (Commission) so we can mess The Brevard County Comprehensive when the same population is forecast to his sworn deputies – or 122 who were
with it,” she said. “It’s going straight to Plan calls for two deputies per 1,000 grow to 240,000. authorized to make arrests – left for bet-
law enforcement.” residents who live in county areas out- ter-paying sheriffs’ offices.
side cities, Ivey said. That would mean But Ivey has only 402 deputies, he
Among Ivey’s needs, he cited, are 462 deputies per the current unincor- said. Bridging the gap under today’s sal- And then there are the 586 Tasers and
aries would cost $3.2 million. But Ivey

6 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


CRITICAL NEEDS of Abbate’s $1.3 billion spending plan to Abbate’s overall request for a tax rate  A special hearing 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12
for the coming year. Thanks to $3 billion of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable property at the County Commission Chambers,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 in tax revenue from $788 million worth value. That’s a decrease of 7.62 percent 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. C,
of new construction, Abbate’s proposal from the current rate of $6.33 per $1,000. Viera 
the 588 defibrillators, which are all out is a 1.6 percent decrease from the cur-
of warranty and need to be replaced, in rent $1.33 billion budget. Residents have two chances to ques-  During the commission’s regular
addition to 280 cars. tion Abbate’s proposal before commis- session at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in the same
In a 5-0 vote, commissioners agreed sioners take the final vote: location. 
Ivey’s budget, however, is a small part

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Ocean thrill: Turtle lovers
turn out for ‘Tour’ kick-off

8 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Ocean thrill: Turtle lovers turn out for ‘Tour’ kick-off

STORY BY MARY SCHENKEL STAFF WRITER the Turtle Hospital in Marathon in Ryan Chabot adheres a tracking device to expand scientific knowledge on sea turtles. PHOTOS: LEAH DUBOIS
[email protected] the Florida Keys,” said Lexie Beach,
STC communications coordinator. SEA TURTLE NESTING NUMBERS:
Life is not exactly a day at the beach
for the momma sea turtles who lum- In the wee hours of Friday and Sat- Indian River County 2018 As of July 18
ber up out of the ocean at night this urday night, four local loggerhead
time of year to dig nests and lay their turtles laid their eggs and were se- Green 235 1,092
eggs in the sand before quietly slip- lected to be outfitted with satellite
ping back into the surf. Their subse- tracking devices. Volunteers kept Loggerhead 5734 5,110
quent destinations would otherwise watch over them until they were re-
remain unknown were it not for the leased to enthusiastic onlookers – Leatherback 46 37
efforts of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. two at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Saturday morning and two at Archie Archie Carr Refuge 2018 As of July 21
In 2008, STC began tracking sea Carr on Sunday morning.
turtles through its annual Tour de Green 1,434 8,342
Turtles: A Sea Turtle Migration Mara- Over a two-week period, a total of 16
thon, which enables researchers and turtles will eventually enter the mar- Loggerhead 14,623 11,369
the general public to follow the mi- athon from important nesting sites
gration patterns of various types of in the western hemisphere. Although Leatherback 33 52
sea turtle species from their nesting their tracking begins immediately,
beaches to foraging grounds. and devices can ping up to two years, Vivian Hernandez with hatchlings.
the official ‘race’ begins Aug. 1 and
Last Saturday evening, a sold-out continues for three months.
crowd of turtle enthusiasts gathered
at the Barrier Island Center at the Ar- The public is also encouraged to
chie Carr National Wildlife Refuge for monetarily support turtles as a way
the annual Tour de Turtles Kick-off of raising awareness to the various
Social, to support STC research, edu- threats to their very survival.
cation, training, advocacy and habi-
tat protection efforts. This year’s Archie Carr loggerheads
are Philanthropy Phyllis (beach ero-
Guests bid on a large assortment of sion) and Lulu (oil spills and marine
donated silent-auction items at tables pollution); and the turtles sponsored
indoors, and outside sat at ocean- by the Disney Worldwide Conserva-
front tables enjoying a buffet catered tion Fund are Ariel (artificial light
by Green Turtle. pollution) and Ursula (plastic/ma-
rine debris).
“We’re tracking a male in the turtle
marathon this year; a juvenile male For more information or to view the
named St. Thomas, rehabilitated at tracking, visit 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 1, 2019 9


Andrea Brown and Kylea Collins. Bill and Patty Cooper. Brian Weedryk and Michele Steyskal.

Emily Asp and Cypress Ferran. PHOTOS: PAMELA STIMPSON Jean and David Cranton. Karen Smith, Molly Ayers and Mike Smith.

Carol and Charles Nash. Frank and Sherri Hohenhouse.

Joel Maurar, Terry and Deb Gill with Katrina Phillips .

10 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Turtle patrol! MelBeach seeks vigilant volunteers

[email protected]

Despite beachfront turtle-friend-
ly lighting ordinances up and down
Brevard’s coast, every year during
nesting season many hatchlings
and adult sea turtles still become
disoriented by artificial light on the
beach and die.

Nesting season runs May 1
through Oct. 31, with ordinances
restricting or eliminating light vis-
ible from the beach from 9 p.m. to
5 a.m. Violators can be fined up to
$500 and face up to six months in

But regularly monitoring for in-
fractions and enforcing the ordi-
nances can be a challenge, leaving
many towns to depend on their citi-

In Indialantic, in addition to
monitoring reports generated by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, Town Man-
ager Mike Casey relies on vigilant

“We do get reports from our citi-
zens about lighting violations along

with police officers who see viola- site and Facebook page
tions,” Casey said. “If there is a vio- asking for volunteers to
lation, we notify the property owner walk the beach anytime
and if the violation is not corrected between dusk and dawn
it would be a code enforcement is- to look for turtle light-
sue.” ing violations.

In Melbourne Beach, Mayor Jim Volunteers would only
Simmons said the town simply be responsible for ob-
doesn’t have the resources to patrol serving and reporting
the beach nightly. the light violations to
the town – not confront-
“Many of the violations are spo- ing violators.
radic and as soon as one is resolved,
another pops up,” Simmons said. “I’m not sure what
“While we have made significant the final overall process
improvement in all other areas of will look like, but I can
proactive code enforcement, we say that the volunteers would act as
have been forced to rely on citizen observers only and report the light-
notifications of beach lighting vio- ing violations to the town,” Mas-
lations.” caro said. “We would handle the
violations from there through code
To help organize efforts, Town enforcement.
Manager Elizabeth Mascaro recent- Volunteers can sign up for dates
ly posted a notice on the town web- and distances they would like to
walk and Mascaro hopes to orga-
nize multiple individuals walking
different parts of the beach on the
same evening.
“The walking time could be
whenever it’s most convenient for
the individual,” Mascaro said. “We
would be interested in having vol-
unteers walk every day during tur-
tle season.”
Anyone interested in volunteering
for Melbourne Beach can get more
information by calling Melbourne
Beach Town Hall at 321-724-5860. 

All ‘Together’ now!
Superb Sondheim

at Civic Theatre

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All ‘Together’ now! Superb Sondheim at Civic Theatre

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Anthony DeTrano, Jessica Foix, Rita Moreno,
Alan Selby and Anthony Santaigo.
Speak to directors, actors, music di-
rectors, choreographers and lovers of PHOTOS BY RYAN CLAPPER
anything Stephen Sondheim and one
word you’ll hear repeatedly is “chal- Kim Dickman directs Anthony DeTrano.
Choreographer Kim Cole and Anthony Santiago.
Indeed, even a PBS Series, “Broadway,
the American Musical,” invoked the

“Sondheim’s talent derived from his
ability to cross genres of music and the-
ater to offer Broadway audiences works
of remarkable craft on unexpected
subjects that challenged and tested the
form of the American musical.”

Yes, Sondheim is that, but done with a
deft hand, with the right mix of sophis-
tication, restrained emotion and cos-
mopolitan malaise, his work turns into
a rich theatrical experience. Witty and
wise, well-done Sondheim will unite
you with the rest of the cognoscenti
in the audience and make you feel so
smart that you get it.

You can experience that for yourself
in “Putting It Together,” a Sondheim
musical revue opening tomorrow at
Melbourne Civic Theatre.

Rick Pender, former editor of the
“Sondheim Review” and editor of Row-
man & Littlefield’s upcoming “Stephen
Sondheim Encyclopedia,” said that the
hallmark of a Sondheim song is that
each one is like a complete story with a
beginning, middle and end.

“It’s hard to categorize his music be-
cause each show (has) music specific to
it,” he said. “He approaches song writing
as if he were an actor.

Pender, who has interviewed Sond-
heim frequently, said he likes to wait un-
til the libretto is finished and the show
is cast so that he can build on character.
A case in point is when Pamela Myers
auditioned for “Company.” Fresh out of
the University of Cincinnati, Myers sang
Roger Miller’s folksy “Little Green Ap-
ples” at her audition for the Sondheim
show. He had never heard the song, but
liked her “naïve and excited quality” so
he cast her as Marta and wrote the song
“Another Hundred People” sung by a
newcomer to New York City.

First things first: “Putting It Together”
is a musical revue, not a musical. Where
a fully fleshed out musical has a plot and
dialogue with characters that grow and
change, a musical revue is a collection
of songs from a select songwriter/com-
poser. Typically, a musical revue has a
skimpy conceit tying the songs together.

However, with “Putting It Together,”
you get more than the typical musical
revue, according to director Peg Girard.

“He’s put a little bit of narrative to it,”
she said.

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“Putting It Together” was conceived slightly so they have time to develop or “I don’t know how to describe it,” cause of that.”
and organized in part by Sondheim communicate the character’s moment.” she said. “Every song tells a story. In the piece “Sondheim on Sond-
himself in 1992. It was produced in There’s no distinct beat. No predict-
England by Cameron Macintosh, who Actors who succeed make their per- able melody line. heim,” which was performed last season
brought it to the Manhattan Theatre formance of the witty and cosmopoli- at Titusville Playhouse and the Henegar,
Club the following year. It finally made tan lyrics look and sound easy. “It’s contemporary people with Sondheim appears on a video talking
it to Broadway in 1999 where it starred, contemporary emotions and reac- about his early childhood. He was taken
among others, Carol Burnett, George The collaboration doesn’t stop be- tions. He had a lot of struggle early in under wing by Oscar Hammerstein who
Hearn and Bronson Pinchot. tween the director and music direc- his life, maybe the way he writes is be- was more of a father to him than the one
tor. It also includes the choreogra- who left his mother. When he was an
It loosely examines the relationships pher, Kim Cole. adult, his mother told him that she had
of two couples and a narrator at a par- never wanted him.
ty. Through song, the audience comes The biggest difference between cho-
to realize where the people are in their reographing for Sondheim instead of “To cope, he must have put that into
relationships. The young couple is just more traditional musicals like those an intellectual realm,” Moreno said.
starting out, while cynicism has crept from Rodgers & Hammerstein (“Sound “I’m sure that a lot of his work comes
into the lives of the older couple. Never- of Music”) or Lerner & Loewe (“My Fair from that.”
theless, love abides. Lady”) is that there is no dance break.
Indeed, it takes talent, determina-
Or is it need that abides? That’s the A dance break allows for more com- tion and practice, practice, practice to
question for the audience to ponder on plicated choreography while the actor do Sondheim well. But no matter how
their way home. does not have to sing. much work you pour into it, the chal-
lenge is always there, said Terrence Gi-
The show features more than two “In this case, I have had to modify rard, another popular area actor and
dozen Sondheim songs from many of the dancing taking into consideration husband to the director.
his more famous musicals, including a that the performers have to use their
number of tunes from “A Funny Thing breath for the challenging vocals in- “The reason some people go out for
Happened on the Way to the Forum,” stead,” Cole said. “However, we’ve it is the same reason others don’t – it’s
“Company” and “Follies.” added more dance in this show than challenging, top tier musical theater,”
one might expect.” he said. “But you better be at the top
There are also songs from “Assas- of your game if you’re going to do
sins,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Into Melbourne resident Rita Moreno Sondheim.”
the Woods.” Fans will also notice works brings the role of the older woman to
from “A Little Night Music” “Dick Tracy” life. She finds the irony in Sondheim’s “Putting It Together” opens Friday
and “Sweeney Todd.” characters appealing. (Aug. 2) and runs through Sept. 8 at Mel-
bourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge
The title song, “Putting It Together,” “My character is well to do, but it’s Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $31 general
comes from the musical “Sunday in the all kind of a façade,” Moreno said. “You and $29 seniors, military and students.
Park with George.” The song has the lyr- see bits and pieces of the stress she feels Call 321-723-6935 or visit 
ics “The art of making art is putting it and the frustration. It’s very moving.
together, bit by bit … Art isn’t easy, any The couple thinks things were so much
way you look at it.” better when they were different and not
these people giving parties in Manhat-
One of Girard’s favorite songs is “Be- tan. ‘We were good way back when,’
ing Alive,” which comes from “Compa- they think.”
ny.” In it, the singer yearns for:
Moreno, who has performed in multi-
Someone to hold me too close, ple musicals and straight plays through-
Someone to hurt me too deep. out the area, said that Sondheim is the
Someone to sit in my chair, hardest thing she’s ever done. She per-
And ruin my sleep, formed the tap dancer Stella Deems
And make me aware, in “Follies” at the Henegar Center four
Of being alive. years ago. The music, she said, is bril-
Being alive. liant but unusual.
The song speaks of the truth in need-
ing someone to share life with you, Gi-
rard said.
Music director Kim Dickman said
the unexpected, non-traditional chord
progressions and dissonance within the
music itself present a challenge for both
cast and audience. Both groups need to
listen carefully, she said.
“When you look at the instrumentals,
they tend to be very tightly construct-
ed,” Dickman said. “It’s important to
communicate vocally and lyrically over
that mechanical feel.”
Do it well and the payoff is sweet be-
cause of his clever lyrics and their cur-
rent of powerful emotions interspersed
frequently with playfulness.
To get to that point, Dickman in-
structed the cast to do homework – lis-
ten to recordings of the songs. Then get
to the theater early so they can practice.
“We work with interpretation, tim-
ing,” she said. “Then we work on the
nuances of the music and adjust tempo

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Coming Up: Must-see ‘Matilda’ opens at the Playhouse

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER larly plucky little heroine, Annie, going
up against an equally awful orphanage
1 Here’s a wonderful theater expe- headmistress Miss Hannigan. You’ll
rience for, as they say, the entire cheer for Matilda the same way and, of
course, Truth, Justice and Adorableness
family: It’s the five Tony-winning “Matil- win the day. The West End production
took a then-record 12 Olivier Awards;
da, the Musical,” opening next Friday, premiering on Broadway in 2013,
“Matilda, the Musical” scored five Tony
Aug. 9, at the Titusville Playhouse. The awards, including one for Best Book of a
Musical. Playhouse note: This is the the-
musical is, of course, based on the novel atre’s 55th season. Kudos. They’re in the
final year of a $1.7 million refurbishing
“Matilda” by Roald Dahl. Perhaps it was as well, so expect a cool and comfy ex-
perience. Also, the theatre notes – drinks
one of your own faves growing up. Or are available. “Matilda the Musical” runs
through Sept. 1. Curtain: all Fridays, 8
maybe your kids or grands are “Matilda” p.m.; all Saturdays, 8 p.m.; all Sundays, 2
p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m.; Thursday,
fans. Wikipedia quite aptly describes the Aug. 22, 8 p.m.; Tickets: $29 to $34. 321-
captivating tale as reveling in “the anar-

chy of childhood, the power of imagina-

tion and the inspiring story of a girl who

dreams of a better life.” The musical’s

website calls the title character “Broad-

way’s biggest little hero,” describing the

precocious, book-loving 5-year-old as

possessing “astonishing wit, intelligence

and psychokinetic powers.” During her

first term at school, Matilda, unloved by

her dreadful parents, “overcomes ob- 2 A lot’s going on at the Dr. Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts this
stacles caused by her family and school,

and helps her teacher (the lovable Miss week: First off, this Friday, Aug. 2, it’s

Honey) reclaim her life.” As the spunky “Tim Allen Live on Stage.” Back in the

Matilda faces off against her nemesis, ’80s, way before his Golden Globe-win-

the school’s horrid headmistress, Miss ning TV show “Home Improvement,”

Trunchbull, you might recall a simi- Allen was paying his comedic dues

and sharpening his skills in the rough- “Pipes, Drums and Patriots, A Celtic Mu-
and-tumble world of stand-up comedy. sical Celebration of America’s Heroes.”
Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: from $70.50. 844- See what I mean? This unique concert,
513-2014. according to the Peabody promo, is pat-
terned after the Edinburgh Military Tat-
3 An original musical. A powerful too “but with an American twist.” The
story. A worthy cause. “Bold” opens Edinburgh Tattoo takes place annually
at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland to raise
at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Alexis and funds for charitable causes, says Wiki-
pedia, including the arts, military and
Jim Pugh Theater this coming Thurs- civilian charities, such as the Army Be-
nevolent Fund. The Tattoo website calls
day, Aug. 8. Presented by Unity Players, it “quite simply one of the most spectacu-
lar shows you will ever see, a truly global
Inc., and with book, lyrics and score by spectacle,” and people come from across
the globe to see it. The Saturday program
Tristan Bishop, this new musical, says will be a stirring blend of traditional
Celtic and American patriotic music, and
the show promo, is “about the coura- will include a Tribute for the Fallen, “per-
formed by Scottish-born, award-win-
geous women who served as allied spies ning recording artist Joann Gilmartin’s
‘Glasgow Girls’ Celtic Band.” According
in occupied France during WW2.” It fol- to the show promo, bagpipe bands will
be led by Senior Drum Major Ken Misch
lows a Jewish family – the Dubois – from of the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band; and
five-time world champion drum major
the 1940 invasion of France through D- Jason Paguio of the Simon Fraser Pipe
Band, who “made international his-
Day and liberation, as they “personify tory as the first person from outside the
U.K. to win the World Championships
the immense struggle and cost of the in Glasgow, Scotland.” In case all that
excitement isn’t enough for you, Paguio
war.” Joseline, the eldest daughter, joins will perform a freestyle exhibition that
will knock your socks off. All proceeds
Churchill’s Special Operations Executive from “Pipes, Drums and Patriots” will
go to local veterans’ causes. Time: 7 p.m.
(SOE), a secret organization that works Tickets: $12 to $32. www.peabodyaudito- 
with the resistance behind enemy lines.

Employing pop, hip-hop, rap and tra-

ditional musical theatre genres, as well

as “powerful fight choreography,” the

conflicts of the era are bought to life. Net

proceeds from “Bold” go directly to men-

toring foster children in five local homes,

according to the show promo. The show

runs through Aug. 11. Curtain: Thursday,

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday

and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: from $25.


4 If this doesn’t get your juices flow-
ing, well … this Saturday, Aug. 3, at

the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona, it’s

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Along pristine Cambodian beaches, familiar with the situation. A naval up more military bases overseas after the value of longstanding U.S. allianc-
past parades of elephants in its largest presence there would further expand establishing its first one in Djibouti es in Asia and elsewhere in the world.
national park, sits an area half the size China’s strategic footprint into South- two years ago. That has helped provide an opening for
of Singapore that is ringing alarm bells east Asia, consolidating its hold over China and Russia to further strengthen
among military strategists in the U.S. disputed territory in the South China Cambodia, which gets three-quar- strategic ties with friendly countries.
and beyond. Sea and waterways that carry trillions ters of its investment from China, has
of dollars of trade. increasingly been Beijing’s most reli- Hun Sen has called reports of a Chi-
Dara Sakor, a $3.8 billion China- able partner in Southeast Asia. nese military base “fake and twisting
backed investment zone encompass- It’s not the first time China’s pres- the truth.” He wrote back to Pence say-
ing 20 percent of Cambodia’s coastline, ence in Cambodia has raised alarms “If you have a naval base in Cam- ing his country rejects any foreign mil-
is unlike any other in the developing with the Trump administration. Vice bodia it means the Chinese navy has itary presence as well as any “rivalry
Southeast Asian nation. President Mike Pence last year wrote a more favorable operational environ- that could potentially plunge Cambo-
a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen ex- ment in the waters surrounding South- dia into a proxy war again,” according
Controlled by a Chinese company pressing fears that Cambodia might be east Asia,” said Charles Edel, a former to a copy seen by Bloomberg.
with a 99-year lease, it features phased planning to host Chinese equipment State Department official who is now a
plans for an international airport, a at another nearby location, the Ream senior fellow at the United States Stud- That did little to reassure the U.S.,
deep-water seaport and industrial Naval Base, which officials in Phnom ies Center at the University of Sydney. however. Last month, Department of
park along with a luxury resort com- Penh have repeatedly denied. “You have all of a sudden mainland Defense official Joseph Felter wrote
plete with power stations, water treat- Southeast Asia potentially sitting be- to Defense Minister Tea Banh asking
ment plants and medical facilities. More broadly, the U.S. suspects that hind a defensive Chinese military pe- why Cambodia rejected an offer of
President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt rimeter. This is by far the biggest impli- U.S. funds to repair facilities in Ream
The size and scope of the plans for and Road Initiative to build ports and cation and one that would likely have Naval Base after initially submitting a
Dara Sakor have fanned U.S. concerns other strategic infrastructure in places political effects.” request in January. Felter said the sud-
the resort could be part of a larger such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myan- den reversal fueled suspicions that
Chinese plan to base military assets mar will pave the way for China to set Since taking office in 2017, President Cambodia would host Chinese mili-
in Cambodia, according to an official Donald Trump has publicly questioned

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tary assets at the base, according to a closest one was currently about a 3.5- other buildings, and only a handful of spacious grounds, which were acces-
letter seen by Bloomberg. hour drive on newly paved roads from people milled about. sible through an entrance featuring
Sihanoukville, a beach town where a tall roman pillars beneath a large pedi-
“We are concerned that any steps by Chinese investment boom has stirred A guard manning another check- ment. Nowhere appeared off limits.
the Cambodian government to invite local resentment in recent years. point on a 41-mile dirt road connect-
a foreign military presence in Cambo- ing the resort with a deep-water port The resort had a well-manicured
dia would threaten the coherence and At a checkpoint in front of the initially demanded a $5 bribe before golf course and a white sand beach
centrality of the Association of South- construction site for the new air- relenting. The bumpy stretch showed that curved beneath a tree-lined hill.
east Asian Nations,” Emily Zeeberg, port, which is set to become opera- few signs of life other than streams of But it was already showing some wear
spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in tional next year, a single sleepy guard elephant dung. and tear: man-made ponds were filled
Phnom Penh, said by email. waved through vehicles to a vast ex- with scum, and weeds grew through
panse of dirt. Visitors could drive all Inside the resort, which opened in cracked tiles along the walkways.
Cambodia’s government insists it around the area, including on the 2014, tourists from Cambodia and
has nothing to hide. Tea Banh, who at- newly completed tarmac. Construc- China ate, swam and lounged about “There is no Chinese army here, not
tended the opening ceremony for Dara tion hadn’t yet begun on a terminal or with their families. The staff invited that I can see,” said a young driver at
Sakor in March, told Radio Free Asia Bloomberg reporters to explore the the resort who goes by Bob. He laughed
this month that Cambodia no longer at the idea that the resort would one
needed the U.S. funds because the fa- THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT AT GWADAR PORT IN PAKISTAN IN JULY 2018. day play host to the Chinese military.
cilities designated for repair would be
moved to an unspecified new location. THE HAMBANTOTA PORT IN SRI LANKA ON MARCH 2018. At a security conference in Singa-
pore last month, Chinese Defense
Phay Siphan, Cambodia’s main A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT THE DARA SAKOR SEASHORE RESORT. Minister Wei Fenghe flatly denied the
government spokesman, likened U.S. country is building a naval base in
worries about a Chinese military base Cambodia. “There is no such thing
to its search for weapons of mass de- as for China to establish its military
struction in Iraq. Cambodia has no in- presence in Cambodia,” he said in re-
tention to host Chinese naval assets at sponse to a question.
Dara Sakor or anywhere else, he said.
But military strategists see a few red
“Dara Sakor is civilian –⁠ there is no flags. The new airport will have a ca-
base at all,” Phay Siphan said. “It could pacity of 10 million passengers a year,
be converted, yes, but you could con- more than 40 times the number of vis-
vert anything.” itors who arrived in 2017 at the airport
in Sihanoukville, which has loads of
Covering 140 square miles of the hotels and casinos. Koh Kong received
heavily forested Botum Sakor National only around 150,000 international vis-
Park, Dara Sakor was conceived as a itors last year.
tourism hub in 2008 when the con-
cession was awarded to Tianjin Union “Unless you have the kind of tour-
Development Group based in the ism you need already there, then you
northern Chinese port city. The com- don’t build an airport –⁠ especially when
pany, which attracted senior Commu- there is already an airport nearby,” said
nist Party leaders to endorse the proj- retired Indian Army colonel Vinayak
ect, wants to create what amounts to a Bhat, a former satellite imagery analyst.
new Cambodian metropolis. The deep-water port also doesn’t make
sense for tourism, he said, adding: “It
Brochures on its website show ambi- can become a naval base overnight.”
tious plans: an airport that receives half
of Cambodia’s visitors, docking facili- Bhat said Indian military planners
ties for full-size cruise ships and high- were also worried about China’s interest
speed rail connections to the capital in financing the Kra Canal throughThai-
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap – home land, which would allow it to bypass the
to the famed Angkor temples and cur- Malacca Strait and project power into
rently Cambodia’s top tourist draw. the Indian Ocean. While Thai Prime
Chinese tourists last year made up Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered an
about a third of the country’s 6.2 mil- examination of feasibility proposals for
lion visitors, which contributed about the canal in November, little has been
13 percent of gross domestic product. done since then. Older studies suggest
that it could take just nine years to build
Tianjin Union didn’t officially pro- if given the green light.
vide anyone who could answer ques-
tions on the record after repeated Either way, suspicions are likely to
phone calls and emails over several persist, in part due to the lack of trans-
weeks. A woman who only gave her last parency in Cambodia. Exiled opposi-
name as Zhong said by phone: “We tion leader Sam Rainsy called for an
noticed that the Cambodian govern- international investigation into China’s
ment has responded to this issue, and activities, saying they could possibly vi-
dismissed the speculation of building olate the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements
a military base there. We have nothing that ended a protracted civil war.
further to add.”
A foreign military base in Cambo-
A visit to Dara Sakor this month dia would be “potentially destabilizing
showed nothing out of the ordinary. for the region,” Rainsy said. “This risk
One employee at the resort said a new clearly needs to be taken seriously and
airport was necessary because the independently assessed.” 

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War is one human endeavor that invites us to play and observed that “Hitler must make a supreme effort Asiatic Soviet Union.” Ultimately, only the Japanese
the irresistible but entirely imaginary game of singling (most probably in spring or summer) in order to bring attacks in the Pacific allowed Roosevelt to go to war
out the turning points in history. The Soviet victory in the war to an end.” Maisky was right about the timing against Germany.
the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943, for example, is com- but wrong about the target of Hitler’s big push. “Deci-
monly cited as the tipping point that signaled the in- sion: Russia’s destruction must … be made a part of this “The whole action seems as insane as Hitler’s at-
evitable defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, but struggle,” one of Hitler’s generals recorded in his notes of tack on Russia,” wrote Harold Nicolson, a member of
Andrew Nagorski proposes a different and much ear- a conference with the führer. “Spring 1941. The sooner Parliament, upon hearing the news of Pearl Harbor. “I
lier date in “1941: The Year Germany Lost the War.” His Russia is crushed the better.” remain amazed.”
solution, of course, is summed up in the title.
Hitler’s decision to invade Russia is always cited as a “1941” turns out to be a book about how wrong a dic-
Nagorski is uniquely qualified to play the game. He crucial factor in his downfall, but the entry of America tator can be when planning and making war. “A cam-
is a veteran Newsweek correspondent whose postings into the war was another necessary condition for Allied paign against the Soviet Union is, after all, tantamount
as bureau chief included Berlin, Bonn, Rome, Warsaw victory. Nagorski reminds us that neither the U.S. entry to suicide,” wrote Maisky, but Hitler convinced himself
and Moscow, all places that were scarred by the most into the war nor the ultimate defeat of Germany seemed otherwise. Joseph Stalin himself issued orders to shoot
consequential events and personalities ofWorldWar II. obvious or inevitable in 1941. “Democracy in Britain is the deserters from the Wehrmacht who warned of the
All five of his previous books touched upon the war to finished,” Joseph Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Britain, invasion, on charges of spreading disinformation. “Just
some degree, and three of them represent deep dives told President Franklin Roosevelt. Charles Lindbergh, a as no one could convince Hitler that it was folly to at-
into its history: “The Nazi Hunters,” “Hitlerland” and favorite of the isolationists in the America First move- tack the Soviet Union,” writes Nagorski, “no one could
“The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desper- ment, insisted that “a victory by Germany’s European convince Stalin that it was folly to believe that Hitler
ate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of people would be preferable to one by Russia’s semi- was not about to launch the war against his eastern
World War II.” neighbor that he had first promised in Mein Kampf.”
“History looks inevitable only in retrospect,” Nagorski
“World War II never felt like a distant abstraction,” readily concedes. Thanks to his mastery of historical
he writes of his years as a correspondent. “Its legacy re- sources and his acute insight into when, why and how
mains a source of constant debate, its horrors a source decisions are made in real life, he is able to make a cred-
of constant fascination.” ible argument that 1941 was a turning point, if not ex-
actly the turning point, of World War II in Europe. But a
Nagorski’s latest book opens on June 28, 1940, when hard truth is always apparent just beneath the surface of
Adolf Hitler seemed to be within reach of fulfilling his his argument and his analysis: It is impossible to predict
most grandiose visions of world conquest. Nazi Ger- what turns out to be inevitable, which makes “1941” an
many had already annexed Austria, absorbed much essential text and a healthy caution for the war planners
of Czechoslovakia and divided up Poland with its cur- in Washington today. 
rent ally, the Soviet Union. Much of Western Europe
was under German occupation, and France was on the 1941
verge of abject surrender. After evacuating its army from
Dunkirk, only Britain remained to resist the undefeat- THE YEAR GERMANY LOST THE WAR
ed German armed forces: “We are alone” was Winston
Churchill’s rallying cry to his beleaguered country, but it BY ANDREW NAGORSKI | 381 PP. $30
was also an accurate status report. REVIEW BY JONATHAN KIRSCH, THE WASHINGTON POST

“To the growing ranks of the true believers, victory was
no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when,’” writes Nagorski.
By the end of the following year, however, Germany had
reached and passed its apogee, or so he insists. Four
more years of hard fighting lay ahead, but Germany’s
fate was decided: “What transpired in that critical year
set the trajectory that would lead to Nazi Germany’s ulti-
mate destruction,” the author concludes.

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Russia were still in bed with each other, the Soviet am-
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Bonz holds this golden Good Girl in high esteem

Hi Dog Buddies! training like?”

Good Girl Stewart is a beautiful “We practiced stairs an elly-vaders,
Golden Retriever, 21 months old, an
age at which lotsa pooches might still an took field trips: the airport; the
be puppyin’ around. But Good Girl
was, litter-ully, born an raised for A bank; Einstein Bagles; Publix; Home
Higher Calling. See, she’s a Service
Dog, an she met her Forever Human Depot; rest-runts; Starbucks; the
while she was goin’ to school at Dogs
for Life. That’s where we decided to bookstore. I’m strong enough to help
conduct the innerview – inside cuz it
was, like, a zillion degrees outside. Mike walk, an go up an down stairs,

Good Girl was with her Human, an keep his balance, even pull him
in her Official Service Dog Harness
an leash, All Business. I was im- up when he wants to stand. I pick up
pressed, an a liddle nervous. I stood
up straight (unobtrusively fluffed my stuff he drops, an open doors for him.
ears) an said, in my pro-FESH-ional
voice, “Good morning, Ms. Stewart. I even learned how to Do My Duty On
I’m Bonzo. It’s a great pleasure.”
Good Girl an her Human escorted
me an my assistant to a table in the “Are you Woofin’ me right now?”
big classroom. She didn’t approach,
but said, very formal, “Good morn- “I Woof you not,” she laughed.
ing, Mr. Bonzo. Please, have a seat.
This is Mike, I’m his Service Dog. My “It’s a necessary part of training. In
other human’s Gala. I’m officially On
The Clock today, but we’re makin’ a between tasks, I sit quietly right be-
Special Exception for the innerview,
so I’ll just slip outta my vest so we can side Mike. In rest-runts, you might
not even notice me. When my leash
Soon as the vest was off, Good Girl
trotted right over for the Wag-n-Sniff. an harness go on, boom, I’m in The
“Please call me Good Girl. An I’ll call
you Bonz, OK?” Zone. It took me 9 whole months to

She smiled. become an Official Service Dog.”
“Pawsome,” I said.
“You see, Bonz, when I’m wea- “You must be so proud!”
rin’ my Official Vest, I’m workin’ an
I can’t allow anything to distract me “I am. It’s Totally Crispy Dog Bis-
from my job, which is watching Mike
at all times, in case he needs me. Me cuits knowin’ I’m doin’ an Important
an Mike are a Team.”
“There must be all kinds of distrac- Job.”
tions,” I observed.
“No Woof! One time, in Target, a “What about when you’re off work?”
human ran over my tail with one of
those cart things. I just sat there and “I’m just a normal, frenly pooch,
looked up at Mike, like, ‘Seriously?’
Once, me an Mike were next to an- kinda nutty, I’ve been told. I mean,
other service dog an her human. We
just sat still an didn’t do any of that a girl’s gotta let her hair down once
typical dog stuff. Another time, at
the airport, my liddle cousin Mia inna while. My fav off-duty activities
(she was just 2) ran over an gave me a
Big Hug and sat on my back. She was are Naps, Tummy Rubs an RABBITS!”
real liddle, an I guess I looked like a
pony to her. I just stood there. I mean, “Rabbits?”
she wasn’t that heavy. Truth be told,
I knew right away she’d be so fun to “Yep. Rabbit smells are The Best.
play with when I was Off Work.”
“Shut the doghouse Door!” I ex- I spot a rabbit an I go into Creep-
claimed. “So, how’d you an Mike get
together?” Good Girl. Pause-Creep-Pause Mode.”
“Have you ever, umm, caught one?”
“Oh, heavens no. I’m pretty sure
the rabbits think I’m hilarious. But

it’s still fun. Oh, also, I am Ambas-

sadog for Disabled Vederans an Dogs

for Life, so I get to meet lotsa nice hu-

“Well, I was born an bred to be a famly sit-choo-WAY-shuns, so the hu- mans. Mike even wrote a pome, just
Service Dog, started training when
I was 3 months old. There was so man in charge, Miss Shelly, assigned for me. Part of it says, ‘You’ve changed
much to learn. The usual Sit. Down.
Stay. Walk. Stand. Plus Good Man- Mike to me for the How-To-Behave- my life forever, an you’ll never know,’
ners, How To Pick Stuff Up. How To
Open Doors. I practiced every day. Out-In-The-World-Under-A ny-Cir- but I DO know, Bonz. An I think Mike
After The Basics, I was ready to learn
how to help veterans an other hu- cumstance part of my training.” knows he’s changed MY life forever,
mans who got broken or have Very
Bad Memories of Terrible Things that Good Girl leaned in an whispered, too. I have a FAMly, an love – an a
happened to them. We do stuff our
humans can’t do alone. “Miss Shelly’s real wise about hu- PURpose.”

“Meanwhile, Mike was volunteer- mans an pooches. I’m pretty sure she I couldn’t have said it better. I
ing at Dogs for Life. Before that he’d
been a Pleece Officer, but he hadda already knew me an Mike were MFEO, wiped my eyes with my paw.
very bad wreck and he was all bro-
ken. When he started volunteering, an that was her Super Secret Plan to Heading home, I was feeling proud
that was back in February 2018 I be-
lieve, I was already there. Cuzza his let us get to know each other bed- to be a fellow dog.
car wreck, Mike has trouble walkin’
and balancin’ an stuff like that, so he der. The minute Mike took my leash,
decided to see if he was eligible for a
Service Dog. Turns out, he WAS. I was I knew I’d found my Best Fren an my Till next time,
ready to go home with a volunteer
and learn how to act in everyday an Forever Famly. An, Bonz, I somehow
-The Bonzknew what Mike needed me to do. He

says I’m in-TOO-uh-tive.”
“That is so Cool Kibbles!” I said.
“So what was that Out-in-the-World

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2 KQ8 10 7 6 3
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Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a historian and social philosopher, said, “Grammar and logic 743 AJ962 85
free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against
misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say SOUTH
having double meaning.” AJ954
A bridge partnership with a double fit is protected from losing as many tricks as the K3
combined point-count would suggest. Each player should be working to find out if a double K Q 10
fit exists.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
In this deal, what should South bid on the third round, given that North’s three-spade rebid is
game-forcing with three-card support? The Bidding:

South’s two-no-trump rebid indicated a balanced 12-14 points; although there was a strong SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
case for his rebidding three clubs. Then, over three spades, South can raise to four spades 1 Spades Pass 2 Clubs Pass
with a hand that is not slam-suitable. Here, however, with those wonderful clubs, South 2 NT Pass 3 Spades Pass LEAD:
should continue with four clubs. North would control-bid four diamonds, and South would ?? 5 Hearts
bid four spades, making it plain that he has no heart control. North, with his singleton, might
jump straight to six spades, or could cautiously go via four no-trump.

Admittedly, bidding like that helps the opponents find the best opening lead, but here it
does not matter. Even after two rounds of hearts, making dummy ruff with the spade eight,
declarer cashes the spade king and queen, crosses to his hand with, say, a diamond, draws
East’s last two trumps and claims.

With slam interest, the king in partner’s side suit will usually be as good as the ace.

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1 Roman goddess (4) 1 Archetypal Englishman (4,4)
3 Unit of power (4) 2 Unnecessary (8)
9 PM Ted (5) 4 Vinegary (6)
10 Iron ore (9) 5 Treatment (7)
11 Automaton (5) 6 Smear (4)
12 Female dancer (9) 7 Closed (4)
15 Zambian city (6) 8 Uncommon (4)
17 Joiner of words (6) 13 Exhilarated (8)
19 Inclined to speak (9) 14 Inside (8)
21 Ape (5) 16 Sauce (7)
23 Mythical mischief-maker (9) 18 Worldwide (6)
24 French farewell (5) 20 River (4)
25 Mush (4) 21 Intend (4)
26 False god (4) 22 Girl (4)

The Telegraph

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ACROSS in a rabbit ___” 35 Earthenware pot The Washington Post
96 Actress Charlotte 37 David Copperfield guy
1 (12) Colorful drink with an 98 (5) Start of a dog 38 David Copperfield girl MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME By Merl Reagle
ominous mirror reflection, in 99 (5) Industrial arts class, 39 Like Salic succession
The Shining 40 Russian river
familiarly 42 ___ beet
7 (12) Liverpool’s river 100 (4) Guinness, 46 Force forward
13 Music rights org. 50 Capital on the Willamette
18 “Piracy is ___” in Star Wars 51 Ms. Jong
19 Oily acid salt 103 (4) Rtes. 52 Infiniti rival
20 Visit 105 Ward (off) 56 MIT grad: abbr.
22 (11) Shrimp dish 106 J’ai, to Jay 59 Big name in typing manuals
23 (11) VIP, for one 107 Consort (with) 60 Smartens (up)
24 Rubinstein et al. 108 Late July baby 61 Sleep sound?
26 Our Gang’s dog 109 Kuralt’s Sunday Morning 62 Semiconductor piece
27 Family females 64 Peter, Paul, or Mary
29 Misteak, e.g. successor 65 In addition
30 Present for Pop 111 Actress Ruby 68 Eye part
31 Planes that cost 112 (3) Antler tine 70 Poe’s A. Gordon
115 (3) Guarantee 71 Every-stop train: abbr.
$50 mil each 117 Bloodhound bloodsucker 74 Trans-Siberian Railroad stop
33 (10) Butterfield 8 119 Nap sack? 75 Penned
120 Maintained 76 Original choice for the Tin
Oscar winner 122 Gabriela foe, once
36 (10) Note next to E 124 Malayan palm Man in The Wizard of Oz
38 Outback denizen 128 Fr-r-reezing 77 Go-getter
41 Nitrous-fed, 514-inch, 130 (2) False start? 78 Promoting to the hilt
132 (2) Of the evening 79 Refuse
big-block ’79 Ford, e.g. 134 Frisbee forerunner 86 Small projecting part
43 Blood and Sand 135 Hedge trimmer 89 On ___ (intermittently)
136 Mrs. Robinson’s daughter 91 Its capital is N’Djamena
endorsement 137 Piquant 92 Relocate a rook
44 Enzyme ending 138 (a) Warhol’s work 93 Fencing sword
45 Madame Tussaud 139 (a) Elevations 95 Tuckered (out)
47 His match? 97 First couple’s first home
48 (9) ’70s “army,” briefly DOWN 98 One who sows anew
49 (9) Truck engine 1 Grating sound 99 Literature Nobelist André
53 (8) Mt. Shasta pack animal 2 “Look, Livy!” 101 Large amounts
54 (8) Connects names to faces, 3 “Darn it all!”
4 Singer LeAnn (of rain)
briefly 5 Ballpark figure? 102 Be a willing participant?
55 Had a bellyful? 6 “This is another fine mess 104 Sea plea
57 Peel 105 Goddess of luck
58 Cry out sharply you’ve gotten ___” 110 1968 Oscar musical
59 Record-keeping 7 Sulk 112 Air rifle ammo
8 Qualified voters 113 Enlist again
govt. org. 9 Peruses anew 114 World of Madison Ave.
60 (7) Albuquerque to Phx., e.g. 10 In-your-face stylish 116 Deplete
63 (7) Handle, in Latin 11 WWII theater 118 Syrian president
66 60 minvs 1 12 Noh dough 121 Small liqueur glass
67 Part of RFE 13 Pallid 123 Stronghold
69 Type of cord or column 14 Mike Brady, to Carol’s girls 125 ___ in a poke
72 Cowboy companion 15 Huge statues 126 Crime scene marker
73 Louis XVI coin 16 Do the same as 127 UMWA finds
74 Theme of this puzzle 17 1492 vessel 129 The Zuider ___
80 Earth, to Walt Whitman 21 Neet alternative 130 Really soft, in mus.
81 Boaster’s big one 25 Type of IRA 131 Sellout sign
82 Just 28 “What child ___ ... ” 133 Mr. Whitney
83 “ ... ___ a lender be” 29 1968 Rod Steiger film, No
84 Nov. and Dec.
85 (6) Night of the Hunter Way
To ___ Lady
scripter James 32 Mets’ stadium, once
87 (6) Sun. talk 34 Alvarado article
88 Reg. U.S. ___ Off.
90 Zenith
94 “... overdue, I’m

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A potential tiger mom wants to change her stripes

BY CAROLYN HAX right? To equip kids to manage their own ambi-
Washington Post tions, their own emotional health, their own lives?
So, tailor your guidance to that: “What tools does
Dear Carolyn: I don’t want to be she need to do this herself?”

that mother. You know, the kind On the “winning, achieving, etc.” front spe-
cifically, often the most significant change you
inappropriately invested in her kid can make is as profound as it is simple: Let your
daughter guide herself, until she needs or asks for
winning, achieving, etc. But I have your help.

those tendencies, because I think I

was raised that way myself.

How do I make sure my child lives up to her po-

tential without hounding her to distraction? She is a Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend recently told me one

smart, ambitious child. She has friends and interests. of his adult daughters “didn’t think much of me.”

She knows how to stand up for herself. She is a feisty When I asked which one, he refused to tell me. How

12-year-old. But she still needs guidance, and I strug- would you suggest I handle this odd behavior?

gle on how to balance it. – Confused in California

–The Tiger Mother in Me

The Tiger Mother in Me: Who says she has to live ment – allowing you the luxury of limiting your Confused in California: The words in my head
up to her potential? What does that even mean? “guidance” to her ethics, manners and self-care. as I read this were, “Wow. I have no interest in
Who defines it – your daughter, you, her peers, so- games.”
ciety at large? And shouldn’t it be your daughter Even with children who struggle socially or are
herself who “makes sure”? prone to inertia, parental focus still belongs on Then I thought, that’s how I hope I’d answer if I
ethics, manners and self-care; pushing toward were ever in your situation. Then maybe I’d add:
I think the best way to cage your tiger is to make achievement is about the parent, not the child. “Either provide enough information for me to try
a habit of questioning your own assumptions Parents of less driven kids just need to listen hard- to fix it, or don’t tell me at all. This way I get all the
about what’s good for your daughter’s future, until er and watch more closely for what their kids want, bad feelings and none of the options.”
the habit becomes a reflex. I can’t see the impulse need, need to be nudged toward – or away from –
to “hound” a child surviving that process intact. and what they will eventually pursue on their own. I hope for your sake he just bungled this, want-
ing to warn you something was up and not want-
You’re fortunate; this is so much easier to do Which is the point of all (healthy) child-rearing, ing to betray his daughter’s confidence. It’s cer-
with a “smart, ambitious child [with] friends and tainly not uncommon.
interests.” She apparently doesn’t even need you
to nudge her toward purpose, connections, fulfill- But if there’s context that says he gets something
out of letting you squirm, then promise me you’ll
at least rethink whether this is the man for you. 

Cancer center launches
genetic testing and
counseling program

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Cancer center launches genetic testing, counseling program

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Joy Kechik and Dr. James Grichnik. have to deal with.
According to Houston’s M.D. An-
Cancer can impact lives in far PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
more ways than most people real- derson Cancer Center, “first-degree
ize. counsel them about any steps they relatives (parents, siblings or chil-
can take to reduce the likelihood of dren) of people with cancer-causing
One of the most common but un- contracting cancer or catch it in its genetic mutations have a 50 percent
der-reported ways it does that is by earliest, most treatable stages. chance of inheriting the same mu-
making relatives of cancer victims tation, which dramatically raises
constantly worry whether they will The service is also for patients their own cancer risk.”
be next in their family to contract who have already battled the dis-
the disease, or if they have passed ease. But the famed Texas cancer cen-
genes onto their children that make ter goes on to say, “we have found
them especially susceptible to can- “It’s for talking to patients who that when relatives are tested and
cer. have had cancer and those who have take preventive measures, they can
a family history of cancer,” says Joy avoid the devastating cancers that
But the fear of cancer doesn’t just Kechik, who just joined the Scully- run in their families.”
stop there. Those who have already Welsh team as a genetic counselor.
battled the disease are often severe- That’s a powerful message.
ly stressed at the thought that it will It is about discussing “the genetic Asked if genetic counseling might
return. risks for cancer,” Kechik continues, even open the door for the use of
“doing genetic testing and learning newer targeted therapies, Kechik
That’s why the Scully-Welsh Can- what we can tell them about their instantly replies, “Exactly. If the pa-
cer Center at Cleveland Clinic In- cancer history and what we can do tient has had cancer, or if they do
dian River Hospital is introducing a about it. develop one, depending on their ge-
way for people to ease some of those netic status, that can allow certain
worries. “For some people, there’s a single therapies to be used more effective-
genetic change we can find that ex- ly. An example of that would be the
At the very least, the clinic’s new plains the cancers that are in their use of PARP inhibitors for patients
Genetic Counseling and Testing family and if we know that they with BRCA mutations.”
Services are designed to help peo- have those really high risks, we can Women with these mutations
ple whose close relatives have had do more screening.” have a risk of breast cancer that is
cancer to find out if they are pre- about five times the normal risk
disposed to the disease, and then Kechik cites some examples: “If and a risk of ovarian cancer that is
someone has a high risk for breast about 10 to 30 times normal. PARP
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traditional values and able to do those screening options tion that’s found in that individual,”
to try and reduce that risk as much says Kechik, “there may or may not
modern dentistry. as we can.” be specific treatments or prophy-
lactic surgeries, things that we can
At Collins & Montz, DMD, Reducing the risk – for survivors, do. [But certainly], if you’re at high-
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Perk up: Coffee provides protection against cirrhosis

BY FRED CICETTI At the onset of cirrhosis, there Although liver damage from cir- Tests that are often used in diag-
may be no symptoms. As the liver rhosis is irreversible, treatment nosis include a computerized axial
Columnist deteriorates, the following may oc- can help prevent more damage and tomography (CAT) scan, ultrasound,
cur: internal bleeding, fluid reten- reduce complications. Giving up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
Q. I’m a social drinker who has sev- tion in the legs and feet, bruising, alcohol is the primary treatment. or a scan using a radioactive sub-
eral glasses of wine every evening, but yellow skin and eyes, fluid in the Improving nutrition is often part of stance that highlights the liver. A
I’m told I can avoid any liver damage if abdomen, itchy hands and feet, treatment, too. doctor might look at the liver using
I drink plenty of coffee. Sounds ridicu- dark urine, loss of appetite and an instrument that is inserted into
lous. What do you think? weight, nausea, fatigue, and red spi- A doctor can diagnose cirrhosis the abdomen. A liver biopsy – tissue
der veins. through symptoms, a medical his- sample – can confirm a diagnosis. 
There was a study of more than tory, a physical exam and tests.
125,000 people who drank coffee.
The study showed that one cup of
coffee a day cut the risk of alcoholic
cirrhosis of the liver by 20 percent.
Four cups a day reduced the risk by
80 percent. It’s not known yet why
coffee protected livers in this study.

Even “social drinkers” can de-
velop cirrhosis, a condition that
causes irreversible damage to the
liver. Whether you get cirrhosis de-
pends upon the amount of alcohol
you drink and a predisposition for
the condition.

If you drink a lot of alcohol, you
will hurt your liver. However, you
will not necessarily get cirrhosis.
You have a one-in-three chance of
getting cirrhosis if you drink 8 to 16
ounces of liquor a day (or the equiv-
alent in other alcoholic drinks) for
15 years or more.

More men than women get cir-
rhosis. There is a theory that more
men get cirrhosis because they’re
heavier drinkers.

Women can’t tolerate as much al-
cohol as men can. Studies show that
a much higher percentage of women
who drink, consuming less alcohol
than men, suffer from cirrhosis.

In the United States, excessive
alcohol consumption is the single
greatest risk factor for cirrhosis.
Chronic infection with the hepatitis
C virus is the second leading cause
of cirrhosis.

The liver, located in the upper
right side of the abdomen, is the
largest organ within the human
body. (Skin is the largest human
organ.) The liver weighs about 3
pounds and is – believe it or not –
about the size of a football. You can-
not live without a liver.

The liver is a multipurpose organ
that performs hundreds of tasks.
Among its functions are the diges-
tion of fats, removal of harmful
substances from blood, production
of cholesterol, control of infections
and the coagulation of blood.

In cirrhosis of the liver, scar tissue
replaces healthy tissue; this blocks
blood flow through the liver and
prevents it from working efficiently.

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Summer bummer: Why kidney stones spike in hot weather

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER “Certain supplements, specifi- Dr. Saatiah Jaffry. ing the summer and might want to
cally Vitamin D and Vitamin C, consider turning to natural sources,
It’s summertime in Florida and are predisposed to forming kidney PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE such as milk and yogurt, for a cou-
that could be bad news for your kid- stones,” Jaffry says. “I’ve seen this ple of months until the temperature
neys. multiple times. I’ll see middle-age they’ll have a multivitamin with vi- goes down.
people who never had kidney stones tamin C in it. They’ll take a magne-
The Mayo Clinic says kidney [and] … had no family history of sium supplement and then they’ll “I wish people would, before they
stones, which affect approximately kidney stones; then they start tak- have a multivitamin with magne- decide they’re going to start taking
3.8 million people in the U.S. each ing supplements and, low and be- sium. So they’re taking so many su- 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C a day,
year, are much “more common in hold, they get kidney stones. per-therapeutic doses of these min- first talk to their medical provider,”
the summer.” erals that they form stones.” and not just the clerk behind the
“They’ll take Vitamin C supple- counter where supplements are sold.
Making matters worse, the Na- ments,” Jaffry continues, “and then Calcium supplements, too, bear
tional Institutes of Health says, watching, Jaffry warns. Even those Moreover, since dietary supple-
“kidney stones are more common in diagnosed with osteoporosis need ments are not FDA-regulated, it is
southern parts of the country,” and to be careful about getting too much virtually impossible to know pre-
Florida is about as “southern” as it calcium from supplements dur- cisely what ingredients are in them,
gets. let alone the exact number of mil-
ligrams of any vitamin or mineral
So, what exactly are kidney stones each tablet or capsule contains.
and what makes them so seasonal?
Taking a “summer vacation” from
Usually they start with dehydra- certain supplements – provided your
tion – which is more common in hot primary care doctor or specialist
weather due to sweat and evapora- agrees – might help you avoid the ex-
tion. cruciating pain of kidney stones and
could do even more for your long-
The International Kidney Stone term health.
Foundation in Indianapolis ex-
plains. “When the body is dehydrat- People who are prone to kidney
ed, the kidneys attempt to conserve stones can suffer irreparable kidney
water by making urine that is con- damage which, in turn, can lead to
centrated, and concentrated urine a long-term need for dialysis just to
sets up a cascade for crystal forma- stay alive.
“If people have had a kidney
Certain chemicals – including stone,” Jaffry says, “it’s good to get
calcium, oxalates and phospho- an evaluation. Usually it’s a simple
rous – form crystals that grow into blood test or a urine test. Or maybe
stones and block the flow of urine a history to see what kind of risk fac-
out of the body. These stones can be tors you have so that you can make
incredibly painful and potentially dietary modifications. Sometimes
dangerous. I’ll see people who’ve had stones all
their life and every time they get an-
Locally, Dr. Saatiah Jaffry, a other one it hurts their kidney func-
board-certified nephrologist with tion.”
Sebastian River Medical Center and
the Sebastian Dialysis Care Center, Your primary care physician can
explains the process. do that evaluation or refer you to
someone who can.
“Basically, making kidney stones
is a matter of chemistry,” says Jaf- Why is the evaluation so impor-
fry. “When the urine becomes su- tant? Because, aside from the above
per-concentrated, a crystal forms. A factors, other medical conditions –
uric acid crystal. And then calcium such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative
deposits on it and it makes a stone. colitis, hyperparathyroidism and
Eighty percent of kidney stones are genetic disorders – can also make
calcium stones. Mainly calcium ox- kidney stones more likely to form.
The University of Missouri medi-
Jaffry adds that while dehydra- cal school bluntly states that kidney
tion and the subsequent concentra- stones are now nearly twice as com-
tion of urine may be the root cause mon as they were in the early 1990s,
of kidney stones, some stones are so it’s only prudent to seek medical
actually self-inflicted because of advice now on the best way to avoid
what people chose to drink. them.

For example, “during the sum- Dr. Saatiah Jaffry is board certified
mer people might be drinking more in nephrology. She can be reached
soda. Black sodas have high fruc- at her office directly across the street
tose and high sucrose, which can from the Sebastian River Medical
lead to increased formation of kid- Center at 7965 Bay Street where the
ney stones.” phone number is 772-918-8487 or
at Sebastian Dialysis Care Center at
A lesser known trigger for kidney 1807 U.S. 1, where the phone number
stones, according to Jaffry, comes is 772-581-1041. 
from well-intentioned people tak-
ing self-prescribed over-the-coun-
ter supplements.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 1, 2019 29


Savor five-course fun at Gathering Table cooking classes

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER third of her students hail from the Vero Fruit Galettes.
[email protected] Beach area. Another third are South Everything came

I love to cook as much as I love to Brevard and island residents, with the out delicious as we

eat. Grocery shopping and clean-up balance coming from Viera, Merritt Is- broke bread and

after a big meal, however, are chores I land and northward. passed dishes at the

do not adore so much. The class I took, “Dog Days of Sum- end of class. Was

Gathering Table in Historic

Downtown Melbourne was cre-

ated just for people like me.

You walk in, put on an apron

and cook, while enjoying an adult

beverage you brought.

A professional shopper already

went to the market for fresh sea-

food, top-quality meat, fruits and

vegetables, herbs, spices, dairy

and dry goods. Every kitchen tool,

utensil, pot, pan and serving dish

is clean, ready to use and at your

fingertips. You prepare chef-cre-

ated recipes with easy-to-follow

instructions and one-on-one help

from Chef Owner Carrie Sullivan. Roasted Grape Crostini.
All you have to do is use what’s

provided to cook yummy dishes

alongside nine other apron-clad Lori Anderson and
Gathering Table owner
students who also love to cook. You
Carrie Sullivan.
chop and measure. You mix and
knead. You sautée, roast, grill and

bake. You season. You plate. Then

you sit down for a delicious five- Roasted Apricot
with Basil.
course dinner. The staff cleans up

the mess you made in the kitchen,

scrubs the pots, sweeps the floor,

clears the table and washes every

last dish and glass.

The dinner alone is worth the Jay Bumgarner.
cooking class registration fee.

What’s priceless is having Sulli-

van right there to teach you tech-

niques and patiently answer every

question. Sullivan traded her spot

on the line in some of Brevard’s

leading restaurants after becom-

ing a mom. Now she teaches folks Sara Bumgarner.
8 to 80 how to cook.

Experienced home cooks will

definitely learn some new tricks. Be- mer,” focused on using

ginners can accomplish so much more fresh, in-season ingredi-

than they thought possible in a couple ents. Each student gets

of hours. assigned a work station,

It’s no mystery why Sullivan’s class- with cooks working in

es book solid a month in advance. pairs on specific por- RESTAURANT HOURS
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
She’s found the perfect recipe for a tions of the meal. My
Monday through Friday;
universally awesome evening out. My station partner and I had 9 a.m. to noon Saturday;

cooking class on July 20 consisted of never met, but within minutes we were it fun? It was great fun! Did it make me closed Sundays
two husband-and wife teams, two sis- working together to make Rosemary a more skilled, confident and creative BYOB, pre-order wine by the bottle

ters, two friends enjoying a girls’ night, Smoked Salt Pan Bread from scratch, to home cook? Absolutely. Gathering Table ADDRESS
318 E. New Haven, Melbourne
one single culinary sojourner and me. prepare a Roasted Apricots with Goat also hosts private events, and team-
There is no typical student at Gather- Cheese and Marcona Almonds appe- building culinary adventures. 321-345-1965

ing Table, but they all share a love of tizer and a Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas WEBSITE
good food. side dish. Others made Grilled Flank I welcome your comments, and en-

The most popular classes in Septem- Steak with Chimichurri, Heirloom To- courage you to send feedback to me at

ber, “An Evening in Provence” and “A mato Gazpacho, Seared Scallops, Lob- [email protected]

Night in Tuscany,” are already sold out, ster Fritters, Zuchini Carpacio Salad, The reviewer is a Brevard resident who

as is the monthly family “Chopped” Bleu Cheese Crostini with Roasted dines anonymously at restaurants at the

cooking challenge. Sullivan said one- Grapes, Corn & Shrimp Risotto, and expense of this newspaper. 

30 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Five things you ought to know about chardonnay

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE main grapes used in champagne, Chardonnay should not taste like nay, though there are other chemical
The Washington Post along with (reds) pinot noir and pi- a tree or a bucket of buttered pop- factors involved in that phenomenon.
not meunier. A blanc de blanc cham- corn Toasty flavors come from the char on
Chardonnay is so popular that it is pagne is all chardonnay, and in my the new oak barrels, but the butter
nearly synonymous with white wine. opinion the ultimate expression of Fermenting the wine in barrels on that toast comes from malolac-
We feel comfortable with it. It’s easy the grape. Many New World spar- gives added tannin and structure, as tic fermentation. Chardonnay goes
to say, and it sounds like it ends with kling wines use a significant amount well as some flavors of toast and spice, well with buttered popcorn, but it
a smile. And because chardonnay is of chardonnay as well. such as clove, vanilla or nutmeg. New shouldn’t taste like it.
so ubiquitous, it can be easy to take barrels impart more of these flavors
for granted. Here are five things to It’s the most popular white wine – by to the wine, while aging in older bar- Chardonnay expresses terroir
know to make your chardonnay ex- far rels gives texture. A generation of U.S. That blank canvas aspect means
perience more meaningful. wine drinkers was introduced to char- chardonnay is a good mirror of its
California had 93,148 acres of vine- donnay fermented and aged com- climate and location – the mysteri-
Chardonnay’s homeland is Bur- yards planted to chardonnay in 2018, pletely in new barrels, and we came ous quality wine lovers call terroir.
gundy according to the U.S. Department to identify those flavors with the wine In warmer climes, it can taste tropi-
of Agriculture’s annual report. The rather than the barrel. Today, wine- cal (pineapple, mango), while cooler
Chardonnay originated in the next most common white wine grape makers tend to ferment only a portion settings match the grape’s refreshing
Burgundy region of France, and was French colombard, far behind at of the wine in new oak, reusing older acidity with flavors of orchard fruit
takes its name from a small town in 18,246 acres, followed by pinot gris barrels for the rest. That results in a like peaches and apricots. The wine-
the Maconnais, an area in southern and sauvignon blanc. (Cabernet sau- more balanced wine and saves money maker’s art is to capture that expres-
Burgundy that makes relatively in- vignon, California’s main red grape, on expensive barrels. sion without obscuring it with too
expensive, high-value chardonnays. surpassed chardonnay by a mere 100 much oak or other techniques.
Because it is now grown nearly ev- acres.) The malolactic Ramey mentioned is Good chardonnay can be found
erywhere wine is made, and because a secondary fermentation that trans- up and down the price spectrum, in-
we label it by the grape variety rather Winemakers love chardonnay be- forms tart malic acid into softer lactic cluding some pricey grand cru bur-
than the place of origin, we tend to cause it is easy to grow. And since acid. (Think green apples to cream.) gundies and blanc de blancs cham-
forget that appellations such as Mon- its flavors are not as distinctive as All red wines have this fermentation, pagnes. Two bargain chardonnays I
trachet, Meursault, Pouilly-Fuissé other varieties such as riesling or but chardonnay is the only white wine find consistently delicious and easy
and Chablis are synonymous with sauvignon blanc, chardonnay has that routinely has it. “Malo,” as it is to find are Cousiño-Macul from Chile
chardonnay. a “blank canvas” aspect that allows often called, softens tannin and de- and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
winemakers to flex their technique creases bitterness that can come from from California. 
Got bubbles? So does chard and leave their own imprint on the the grape skins. It is attributed as the
Chardonnay is one of the three wine. cause of buttery flavors in chardon-

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How to throw together a spectacular pasta salad

STORY BY BECKY KRYSTAL firm and eliminates the need for a lot of so they don’t get watery and mealy. mellow (ricotta stirred in, torn pieces
The Washington Post dressing,” she writes. Put it all together. Go as traditional of mozzarella). Pasta salad also takes
well to the addition of proteins such
The summer staple pasta salad is one The fact of the matter is that no mat- or eccentric as you want. “There’s no as chicken, salmon and even sausage,
of those ideal winging-it kind of dishes, ter which strategy you choose, your need to reinvent the wheel,” Sedgwick which can help elevate it out of side
but you want to put some thought into pasta salad will likely be fine. Think advises. “Pick pairings you know work:
it. Here are a few tips for making your about which method seems most rea- mozzarella and basil; chicken and tar- dish territory. 
best one yet. sonable/easiest to you, as well as how ragon; Parmesan cheese and, well,
you plan to dress your salad and how anything.” No matter what you
Quality is much more important much of that dressing you want to use want to include, it’s worthwhile
than quantity. At its most basic form, (see below). You’re experimenting with to take colors, textures and
“You just need a nice tomato, some pasta, which is pennies per serving. taste into account. Ingredi-
pasta, olive oil and salt and pepper,” Don’t sweat it. ents such as capers or ol-
says chef Amy Brandwein of Centrolina ives can add enticing
in Washington. “You don’t really need Dress judiciously. “The flavor in a pops of briny flavor.
that much else.” Pick a few ingredients pasta salad should come from its guest Your cheese can be
to spotlight, and let them shine, ideally stars – fresh herbs, cheese, vegetables, assertive and distinct
without drowning them in dressing. meat. The oil and the vinegar just help (cubes of feta, curls of Parmi-
them along,” according to Sedgwick. giano-Reggiano) or creamy and
Choose a good shape. Look for shapes “Always start with less dressing than
that will allow sauces and ingredients you think you will need.” For her part, The Tides
to cling to them. Top contenders in- Brandwein is not a fan of vinegar or
clude fusilli, rotini, orecchiette, shells, vinaigrettes in salad. She thinks they Fine Dining, Elevated
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salad. Her preferred strategy is to toss Hard pieces of vegetables, especially
the cooked pasta with some olive oil with softer pasta, isn’t something she
and let it cool on a sheet pan. Former likes, not to mention the fact that raw
Washington Post recipe editor Stepha- vegetables will not soak up flavors as
nie Witt Sedgwick recommends tak- well. Roasting and, especially, grilling
ing the cooling a step further by rins- will improve texture and taste. Hold off
ing the cooked pasta under cold water. on more delicate ingredients, such as
“Rinsing the just-cooked pasta extracts herbs, until the last minute. Brandwein
excess starch that can make the pasta also prefers to add tomatoes at the end
gluey, ensures that the pasta will stay

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Please send calendar information a.m. at Brevard Emergency Management,
at least two weeks prior to your 1746 Cedar St., Rockledge. Event is free and
open to anyone who may want to serve an-
event to swering calls for 211 Brevard’s Community In-
formation Hotline in the event of a hurricane
[email protected] or other disaster. Volunteers must have good
computer and customer service skills. Register

The Melbourne Beach Rotary Club meets at 17 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
7:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month presents “The Mikado,” an unstaged
at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Avenue, Suite 6, production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved
Melbourne Beach. operetta, 7 p.m. at the Scott Center for the Per-
forming Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Beachside Impact fall soccer registration August 6 in Melbourne. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30
session open at, at the dooror free for ages 18 and under or w/
and registration for Session 2 evening Summer student ID. Call 855-252-7276 or go to www.
Camp (July 29-Aug. 2) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by
Element Soccer School is also open.
22 Complimentary Community Yoga,
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 5|6 Indialantic Chamber Singers Mem- 6 City of Melbourne National Night Out, 5 7-8pm at Siren Salon & Spa Services,
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A. bership auditions, 6 p.m. Eastmin- p.m. at Eau Gallie Square on Highland Av- 3270 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach. Certified In-
ster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic. Brevard’s enue. Food trucks, live music, free giveaways, a structor, mats, props, fruit and water provided.
AUGUST premier choral ensemble auditions new singers car show and bike rodeo. A celebration of neigh- Class is followed by complimentary wine tasting
for their 20th anniversary season. No audition bors in partnership with local law enforcement from 8 to 9 p.m. All Welcome. Call 321-614-7706
1|2 Brevard Adult Education Summit, fee. Call 321-426-0360 or go to www.Indialantic- to create better communities. To enter the car for details.
8:30 a.m. Thursday to 3:30 p.m. for details. show call Pete at 321-482-2653.
Friday at the Crowne Plaza Mel-bourne Ocean- 24 The Rossetter House Museum Book
front, 2605 N. Hwy A1A. The summit is designed 6 Tuesday Bingo, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Italian 6 Free Medicare seminar with Kinberly Adkin- Club meets from 1 to 2 p.m., this time
for business and community leaders to discuss American Club of Brevard, 1471 Cypress son-Cowles, 6 p.m. at the Melbourne Beach inspired by the literary work of Patrick D. Smith.
how Brevard’s adult education can meet the Ave., Melbourne. Complimentary snacks with Library. Find out about Medicare Parts A and B, We will be discussing a classic Florida favorite, “A
needs of employers and the local economy. coffee and cake are served. Call 321-242-8044 the 27 Part D Prescription drug plans available Land Remembered.” The cost is $10 per person,
Event is free. Register at or visit and Advantage plans vs Medigap Supplements. which includes snacks, drinks, discussions, and a
All are welcome. Those who are still working can tour of the Rossetter House Museum after the
2 Register for Turtle Digs at the Barrier Island 6 National Night Out “street party” and Back compare their work plans with Medicare options. talk starting at 2pm. To reserve a spot, email at
Center in South Melbourne Beach, great to School Bash with the Indian Harbour Please call or text any questions to Kimberly Ad- [email protected], or
fun for kids of all ages. This season’s digs will be Beach Police De-partment, 5 to 9 p.m. at Glea- kinson-Cowles 321-305-2554. call 321-254-9855.
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Saturdays in September. To reserve a spot email hole, movie in the park and school supply drive 10 Disaster Volunteer Orientation 24 Brevard Symphony Orchestra presents
[email protected] for Ocean Breeze Elementary School. Call Sgt. hosted by Brevard Emergency Op- the conclusion of its Summer Eve-
Jankowski at 321-773-3030 for de-tails. erations Center and 211 Brevard, 9 to 10:30 nings Concert Series 7 p.m. at Suntree United
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Spectacular MelBeach
home overlooks lagoon

467 Spoonbill Lane in Melbourne Beach: 3-bedroom, 4.5-bath, two-story, riverfront home with 5,104 square feet
under air, 6,520 square feet under roof, offered for $1.5 million by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty

agents Greg Zimmerman and Gibbs Baum: 321-432-2009

34 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Spectacular Melbourne Beach home overlooks lagoon

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER ing offered for $1.5 million by Trea- maintained lawn at one of the widest possessions back to their home over-
[email protected]om sure Coast Sotheby’s International stretches of the Indian River along the seas, the Meadens will consider sell-
Realty agents Greg Zimmerman and south beaches in Brevard County. ing the house furnished, including an
The two-story, Mediterranean- Gibbs Baum, impresses from the get- impressive formal dining table with
style, riverfront home at 627 Spoon- go, with a beige and white stucco ex- High-end details throughout the home extra leafs for large gatherings.
bill Lane in Melbourne Beach sits on terior and gorgeous umber-colored include more arched doorways, special
a beautiful peninsula lot with water- trim and crown molding with rounded The ground floor living space cen-

front views both front and back. tile roof that evokes the Italian Riv- drywall corners, and custom shelving ters around a large family room locat-
Located in the Crystal Lakes sub- iera and all that implies. Entry is via and cabinets in nearly every room. ed in the southwest corner of the home
arched, wooden double doors that with dark terracotta tile flooring and a
division, the four-bedroom house open into a vast foyer that features a The eat-in gourmet island kitchen wood-burning fireplace. The exten-
with four full bathrooms and one curved, floating staircase. features extensive custom cherry sive hearth has a custom shelving unit
half-bath home has 5,104 square feet wood cabinetry with inset drawer de- with space for a large screen TV.
of air-conditioned living space with A bright great room lit by a wall of tails. There is a pantry and a Subzero
6,520 square feet under roof. windows is located behind the stair- refrigerator with wood paneling on The family room has large windows
case. The windows look out over a well- the front. and glass doors looking out to a cov-
The sprawling home, which is be- ered lanai with summer kitchen. The
One of the highlights of the home is formal dining room features a tray
Todd Ostrander Top 1% of Brevard a breakfast nook offering enchanting ceiling and chandelier.
“Door to the East Shore” ® County Agents river views from a large bay window.
321.749.8405 The cozy nook was a favorite spot The master bedroom suite is also
Over 185 Million for seller Gail Meaden, of England, on the ground floor, which is consid-
whose son George lived there while ered a plus for those with mobility
SOLD! he played basketball for Florida Tech concerns growing older. The master
in Melbourne. bathroom suite has twin vanity sinks,
Hall of Fame an oversized tub and walk-in shower
Producer Now that his education is complete, made with glass blocks.
the family is returning to England with the home appropriately priced to The pool area has a privacy fence
[email protected] be one of the next waterfront homes with decorative cutouts with iron work.
sold. Because of costly shipping fees The poolside veranda is entered from a
that would be required to get their bedroom through double French glass

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doors. The gas-heated pool has an in- room, located on the other side of the “The Ship” because the many views of Year built: 1994 • Bedrooms: 4
ground spa and decorative waterfall. dramatic bridge-like crossover with the Indian River and, out the front yard, Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half-bath
a large living room-like seating area views to a navigable canal on which the Construction: Concrete block
Upstairs is what amounts to a com- with balcony. The entrance way and home has a dock with boat lift. Exterior: Stucco • Roof: Tile
pletely separate living space from staircase feature dramatic views out
the main area of the home. It even the bank of large windows. To view this exceptional island Home size:
has its own split floor plan with the home, contact Gibbs Baum at 321- 5,104 square feet under air,
two bedrooms, each with a full bath- The family nicknamed the home 432-2009.  6,520 square feet under roof

Lot size: .82 acres
Rooms: Family room, formal

dining room, formal living
room, great room, laundry,
office/library that could be con-
verted to a fifth bedroom
Swimming pool: Gas-heated
pool with spa and waterfall
Interior Features: Eat-in island
kitchen, cathedral and vaulted
ceilings, wood-burning fire-
place, solar water heater.
Exterior features: Screened bal-
cony, outdoor shower, summer
kitchen, boat dock with boat lift,
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing agents:
Gibbs Baum, 321-432-2009, and
Greg Zimmerman, 321-704-3025

Listing price: $1,500,000

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: July 19 to July 25

The middle of July saw continued brisk real estate activity in ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937. Indialantic
led the way with nine sales, closely followed by Indian Harbour Beach and Melbourne Beach at eight sales
each. Satellite Beach reported seven sales.
Our featured sale this week was of a home in Indialantic. The residence at 140 Sand Dollar Road was
placed on the market April 23 for $449,900. The price more recently was $439,900. The sale closed on July
19 for $425,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by David Curri of Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group. The
purchaser was represented by Kristin Lindbaek of RE/MAX Aerospace Realty.


OPUS 21 TOWNHOUSE CO 2947 S HIGHWAY A1A 10 7/2/2019 $570,000 $570,000 7/19/2019 $425,000
WINGATE RESERVE 220 SEAGLASS DR 2/25/2019 $499,000 $479,900 7/23/2019
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 210 FIRST AVE 6/5/2019 $450,000 $450,000 7/19/2019 $675,000
SALES FOR 32903 $463,000

CLOISTERS REPLAT #1 490 NEWPORT DR 12/12/2018 $799,000 $724,900 7/22/2019 $512,500
SHADY SHORES 2ND ADD 484 OAK RIDGE DR 6/26/2019 $539,900 $539,900 7/19/2019 $410,000
RIVER SHORES EAST 572 SPINDLE PALM DR 5/31/2019 $480,000 $475,000 7/25/2019 $405,150


LANTANA OCEANFRONT 1831 HIGHWAY A1A 3202 12/1/2018 $539,000 $525,000 7/24/2019
SUN LAND HARBOUR 4 INWOOD WAY 1/18/2019 $449,900 $415,000 7/19/2019
FLAMINGO HOMES SEC C 220 PINEAPPLE ST 5/30/2019 $400,000 $400,000 7/19/2019

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Wilcox Melbourne Beach, Address: 210 First Ave Subdivision: Wingate Reserve, Address: 220 Seaglass Dr

Listing Date: 6/5/2019 Listing Date: 2/25/2019
Original Price: $450,000 Original Price: $499,000
Recent Price: $450,000 Recent Price: $479,900
Sold: 7/19/2019 Sold: 7/23/2019
Selling Price: $425,000 Selling Price: $472,500
Listing Agent: Kim Fraser Listing Agent: Sylvia Cooney P.A.

Selling Agent: Fraser Group, Inc Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Jeff Richardson Marie Pellerin

Coldwell Banker Paradise HWH Inc.

Subdivision: Town House Est S2, Address: 231 N Emerald Dr N Subdivision: Manatee Pointe Reser, Address: 824 Veronica Ct

Listing Date: 5/8/2019 Listing Date: 6/5/2019
Original Price: $249,900 Original Price: $349,900
Recent Price: $219,000 Recent Price: $349,900
Sold: 7/19/2019 Sold: 7/23/2019
Selling Price: $205,000 Selling Price: $341,100
Listing Agent: Kathy Heyl Listing Agent: Paul Frommann II

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Bridget Sentz Paul Frommann II

RE/MAX Elite Coldwell Banker Paradise

38 Thursday, August 1, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Opus 21 Townhouse Co, Address: 2947 S Highway A1A 10 Subdivision: Indialantic Villas C, Address: 1145 N Shannon Ave 3

Listing Date: 7/2/2019 Listing Date: 6/11/2019
Original Price: $570,000 Original Price: $175,000
Recent Price: $570,000 Recent Price: $175,000
Sold: 7/19/2019 Sold: 7/19/2019
Selling Price: $570,000 Selling Price: $175,000
Listing Agent: Bridget Sentz Listing Agent: Taylor Darby

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Bridget Sentz Mary Goodwin

RE/MAX Elite Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

WATERFRONTBREVARD.COM Subdivision: Cloisters Replat #1, Address: 490 Newport Dr

BEACHSIDE LISTINGS Listing Date: 12/12/2018
Original Price: $799,000
Recent Price: $724,900
Sold: 7/22/2019
Selling Price: $675,000
Listing Agent: William Navarra

Selling Agent: Realty Pros Assured

Pamela Vanderveer

Vanderveer Properties

842 SANDERLING DR, INDIALANTIC 310 SEVENTH AVE, INDIALANTIC Subdivision: Silver Sands Cndo P1, Address: 295 Highway A1A 303
4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2,913 SF · South of Fifth!
4 BR + Office, 3 BA, 2,727 SF · Sparkling Pool!
David Curri 321.890.9911 Mary Goodwin 321.544.1933

LISTED & SOLD IN ONLY 10 DAYS! Original Price: $425,000
7687 Kiawah Way, Melbourne Beach $830,000 Recent Price: $409,900
204 N Emerald Dr, IHB $259,000 Sold: 7/24/2019
Selling Price: $400,000
258 Lansing Island Dr, Satellite Beach $745,000 Listing Agent: Jackie Griffin
.81 Acres of Vacant Land on Lansing Island!
Selling Agent: Florida Lifestyle Realty LLC
303 Riverside Dr, Melbourne Beach $575,000
The VERY LAST Vacant Lot on Riverside Drive Thomas Taranto

Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

LIST WITH CURRI KIRSCHNER AND Subdivision: Flamingo Homes Sec C, Address: 220 Pineapple St


CALL TODAY! Listing Date: 5/30/2019
Original Price: $400,000
David Curri Broker/Owner Recent Price: $400,000
Sold: 7/19/2019
321.890.9911 Selling Price: $405,150
Listing Agent: Paige Lane
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
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Brenda Burton
325 Fifth Ave, Indialantic
Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District Ellingson Properties

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