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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 20 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

FORT PIERCE FIRES THE MAN WHO BROUGHT TOP TALENT TO SUNRISE Fla. legislators
face grilling on
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer seat arena, Wilkes had developed countless PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SUNRISE THEATRE schools, budget
personal connections from his long career.
When the City of Fort Pierce along with top comedians Jackie Mason, Sin- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
took over the historic Sunrise That opened doors for him to bring major bad, Jay Leno, and John Cleese and Eric Idle of [email protected]
Theatre after a donor-funded musical stars to Fort Pierce – Tony Bennett, Monty Python fame, who performed in 2015.
$11 million renovation, officials Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, B.B. Outgoing Senate President
apparently didn’t understand King, Gladys Knight and the Moody Blues – And yes, Bill Cosby played Fort Pierce mul- Joe Negron and state Reps. Erin
what the president of the board tiple times; Wilkes considered him a friend. Grall and Larry Lee Jr. faced
during that decade-long renova- a crowd of local business and
tion, attorney Michael Horowitz, CONTINUED ON PAGE B8 community leaders last week,
says he already knew: finding themselves in the hot
seat and facing questions about
“Theatres never make money, the state’s budget priorities,
never,” Horowitz says. school safety and the arts.

Now, the man Horowitz The annual luncheon, hosted
hired to bring big-city talent by the St. Lucie County Cham-
to the small-town theatre, ber of Commerce, was the com-
John Wilkes, has been let go munity’s chance to hear from
by Fort Pierce’s city manager. the local legislative delegates on
An interim director has been what got done this past session
appointed – Sharon Engle, Wil-
kes’ assistant at Sunrise, while CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
a search for Wilkes’ replace-
ment is expected to take sever- State Rep. Larry Lee Jr. addresses the chamber.
al months. The city intends to
hold a public workshop in June
to see what people “desire for
the future of the Sunrise Theatre.”

Wilkes, 65, had been chief operating officer
of West Palm’s Kravis Center and executive di-
rector of Sarasota’s Van Wezel Hall before join-
ing the Sunrise in 2008. An Ontario native who
once handled booking for Toronto’s 10,000-

Playing it safe Somerset to continue elementary service

John Carroll High School’s BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer lowed Somerset College Preparato-
Cami Bates slides in safely [email protected] ry Academy – a charter middle and
in front of Marathon high school – to expand and absorb
High School catcher Beca Somerset Academy St. Lucie has Imagine’s elementary school for the
Boucher during the Region been given five years to continue remainder of Imagine’s contract.
3A championship final. The providing elementary school service
John Carroll Rams came out at the former Imagine NAU campus. Last week, the School Board unan-
on top with a 10-8 victory Somerset assumed Imagine’s charter imously approved without comment
to advance to the state semi last May when Imagine decided to no Somerset Academy’s request to con-
against Admiral Farragut longer serve students in Port St. Lucie.
High School on May 21.  CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
The School Board, at the time, al-
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN

IN THIS ISSUE Our interview with
countertenor Terry
LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 Barber. Page B2

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LEGISLATORS QUIZZED THE BENEFITS
OF EDUCATION
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN From left, Thom Jones, SLC Ed-
and what’s on the horizon. ucation Foundation president;
“We have to let schools have options,” state Rep. Larry Lee Jr.; state
Rep. Erin Grall; Shrita Walk-
Sen. Negron said, responding to one attend- er, MidFlorida Credit Union;
ee’s question about the Marjory Stoneman Leslie Kristof, Keiser University
Douglas Public Safety Act. The attendee president; Anthony Bonna, St.
questioned the non-requirement of having Lucie County Commission-
armed guards or officers at schools. er; and state Sen. Joe Negron
stand behind a check fund-
Negron said that, while he personally ing the State Teacher Grant
supports having someone trained with Program, which will help the
a gun at schools, each School District Foundation award $70,000 to
should be allowed to make that call for the School District for teacher
themselves. grants. 

Under the Public Safety Act, teachers their support for providing for all stu- cial education and other opportunities. gramming to balance the budget.
are excluded from being allowed to be dents – not just those who plan on at- The legislators were taken to task for Rep. Lee Jr. noted that he had spon-
armed. Instead, School Districts – such tending college. “I need help,” one at-
as St. Lucie’s – can partner with local en- tendee pleaded, explaining that she sees cutting the state’s funding for arts and sored a bill to establish the Florida High-
forcement agencies or provide their own little support for students with autism. culture. An attendee pointed out that waymen license plate, which would have
qualified, trained officers, or allow cer- She noted that daycares are not trained Florida was – not that long ago – 10th in generated revenues to form the Florida
tain non-teaching members of staff go on how to care for such students. the country for funding the arts. Now, it’s Highwaymen Museum. The bill died in
through the training and certification to 48 out of 50. She questioned how she and committee, though.
be armed on campus. “What are we going to do for them?” others were to trust that legislators won’t
she asked. further cut funding. Rep. Grall noted during the luncheon
Negron said that moving forward, the that legislators again approved two sales
state should encourage School Districts Negron agreed the state needs to do “I think this year was an aberration,” tax holidays, one of which will be in effect
to provide their security officers with more to support students of all abilities Negron said. He pointed out that with the the first week of June for emergency pre-
other roles at their assigned schools. and pointed her to various state-funded costs associated with Hurricane Irma, the paredness items. The other will be a few
programs and scholarships that can be Public Safety Act, and cost overruns with days in early August for Back to School
St. Lucie’s school resource deputies used to cover the cost of therapies, spe- Medicaid, the state had to cut other pro- shopping. 
and officers already are tasked with other
support functions when not responding
to or preventing emergencies. They foster
relationships with the student body and
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The legislators were also asked about

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PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN

A ‘GRAND’ DAY FOR YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Pete Tesch, left, president of the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council, greets Yubin Kim as she received a scholar-
ship award through OneBlood and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation last Thursday at Fort Pierce Central High School.
In all, 56 $1,000 scholarships were handed out to students. 

SOMERSET ACADEMY own curricula, rules, policies and proce- days,” she added, regarding the third-grade All that could change, according to
dures. Students and families who opted to grade that is due out Friday, May 18. Rains Rains, who explained that it is subject to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 stay with Somerset once Imagine pulled said the grade will be a “big tell” for the student enrollment demand and staffing.
out had to deal with those differences. overall school’s grade.
tinue operating at the elementary school “That’s our biggest challenge,” Rains
and both are preparing to renegotiate the “There were some growing pains,” Rains Under Imagine NAU, the charter’s grade said – hiring enough quality teachers.
charter school’s contract with the School said. fluctuated and stabilized at a C since 2015,
District. according to school records. Over at Somerset College Preparatory
Imagine NAU had operated a K-8 school. Academy, the campus is undergoing ex-
“That’s standard,” Principal Erika Rains Rains said those in Imagine’s middle grades This year, Somerset Academy had ap- pansion. The first of five phases has been
said of negotiating the contract, especially were given the opportunity and were en- proximately 360 students in kindergar- completed and the second phase is wrap-
since the original contract was with Imag- couraged to apply for and attend Somerset ten through fifth grade, and about 40 in ping up. This latest phase will see the addi-
ine NAU. She expects the contract to be College Preparatory, located on NW Cali- pre-kindergarten. tion of a full state-of-the-art science wing
ready in time for the June School Board fornia Boulevard in St. Lucie West. with fully equipped chemistry labs.
meeting. This fall, Rains expects enrollment to in-
Going forward, Rains said the charter ex- crease to 550 in K-5, and 50 or 60 in pre-K. Further expansion at the middle-high
“It’s been relatively smooth for the most pects to improve student performance and campus will depend on student enroll-
part,” Rains said of the transition from achievement at the former Imagine NAU. “We’re exploding over there,” she said of ment, Rains said.
Imagine to Somerset at the K-5 campus the lower campus.
located on SW Yamada Drive. She said the “We’re projecting a B, conservatively,” In June, Rains said the School Board will
school has received tremendous communi- Rains said of the school’s grade that will Somerset Academy will have three pre-K consider renewing the College Prep’s char-
ty support, which has helped transitioning. be issued this June. However, she said she’s nodes. Third grade is currently wait-listed ter agreement for a 15-year term.
hoping for an A-, though she’d be surprised. for the fall (due to scheduling, not because
The challenges Somerset has faced, of space). Learn More: Visit SomersetStLucie.org to
though, are ones Rains fully expected. “Our teachers are working their tails off, get more information about the K-5 school
Somerset and Imagine have and had their going above and beyond” for the students, This fall, kindergarten will double to six or visit SomersetCollegePrep.org for more
she said. sections. First grade, too, will double to about the middle-high school. 
four sections. And Second grade will add
“I’m biting my nails and counting the one more section, bringing it to four.



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“Your Full-Service Services District: No utility rate hike in works
Salon”
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ie County Property Appraiser sends out without the refinancing.
New Client in August. “They won’t see any increase in Cascade residents had been paying a
Specials The main number St. Lucie West resi- the assessed storm-water fee or irrigation
dents will care about is $0. rates,” Pickle said. separate bond, which was paid off during
Balayage Color $75 this fiscal year. The assessment was $180
That’s the proposed utilities rate in- There is one thing that will increase last year. It won’t appear on property-tax
Keratin Special $99 crease for the St. Lucie West Services Dis- – an assessment that appears on all St. bills anymore.
trict’s proposed 2018-2019 budget. Lucie West residents’ tax bills pays for the
Retouch & Accent Foils $80 water management bond issued at the Port St. Lucie has a city-wide stormwa-
“We haven’t raised them since 2010,” district’s start. That assessment can vary ter assessment that was $158 this fiscal
Extension $65 said Dennis Pickle, the district’s manager from year to year, but – like rates – has year. The St. Lucie West Services District
(Call for details) and utilities director. stayed steady since 2010. doesn’t have any say over that assess-
ment, but does receive 75 percent of what
Perm $50 Pickle said workers at the district have “It went from $186 last year to $194 this is paid in its area.
Olaplex Treatment $25 come up with numerous innovative cost year,” Pickle said, a proposed $8 increase
Facial Wax 3 areas $25 reductions over the years that has allowed for the ’18-’19 budget. The proposed budget includes the util-
it to keep utility rates steady without risk- ity fund, which is funded by utility rates.
-Professional Makeup Applications - ing shocking increases later. Most living The district had refinanced the bond a The proposed 2018-2019 utility fund is
- Prices Subject to length & thickness - in St. Lucie West single-family homes pay few years ago, which reduced the interest about $9.8 million. The general budget,
about $85 to $95 a month for water and without extending the length. The bond which is funded by assessments, will be
398.8300 sewer. The combined base rates equal is slated to end in 2025. Pickle said there about $3.7 million.
about $53. The irrigation charge is water has been a recent increase in the interest
1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie is $3.47 for every 1,000 gallons. Sewage is – from 2.44 to 2.97 – for an unexpected The district will either purchase the
$3.86 for every 1,000 gallons. Residents reason. current clubhouse at St. Lucie Trail Golf
also pay a monthly irrigation charge of Club or build a new administrative office
$18.45. “The government changed the cor- at 450 SW Utility Drive this coming fiscal
porate tax rate and that triggered an in- year. Pickle said the district won’t have to
The district, like other governmental crease in the bond interest rate,” Pickle raise any additional money for either.
and hybrid governmental bodies in Flor- said.
ida, will have its final budget adoption in The district is a Community Develop-
September. The district doesn’t levee any However, he said that even with the ment District, which is a hybrid creation
ad valorem taxes, but does have a non ad interest-rate increase, which the district of the state Legislature. The districts op-
valorem assessment that property own- was aware could happen when it refi- erate as governmental bodies to deliver
ers in the district pay. Those will appear nanced the bond, St. Lucie West residents limited municipal services, such as water
in the Truth in Millage notices the St. Luc- are still paying less than they would have and sewer. 

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THE CELEBRATION OF CITY HIT WITH NEW SPATE OF
LIFE STARTS HERE VEHICLE SMASH-AND-GRABS

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remove valuables from their vehicles
memorial and lock their cars following a string of
smash-and-grab burglaries throughout
takes planning. the city.

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“The Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
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valuables from their cars both at home
and when they are parking in public
parking lots,” the agency released in a
statement to the public.

Police are asking those with any in-
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to call the Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
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Capozzi at 772-873-5230, or Treasure
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The incidents are as follows:
 Applebee’s, 10501 S US 1 – April
24 between 4-7:30 p.m. – Smashed win-
dow, purse stolen.
 LA Fitness, 1367 NW St. Lucie West
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Two cars, smashed windows - head-
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IN LOVING MEMORY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!

ERIC R. LEONHARDT, 81 Leonhardt of Hawaii; and grandchildren, Stephen Blank, DDS
St. Lucie West Derek, Gretchen, Jake, and Luke Leon-
hardt. Cosmetic Dentistry
Eric Ronald Leonhardt, 81, of St. Lucie
West in Port St. Lucie passed away May 8 at JOHN D. COOKE JR., 84 SERVING PORT ST. LUCIE FOR 33 YEARS
Treasure Coast Hospice after battling an ill- St. Lucie West
ness for two and a half years. • Extreme Smile Makeovers • Replacing Old Metal
John D. Cooke Jr, 84, of St. Lucie West in
Eric was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Port St. Lucie passed away May 6. John was • No Situation too Fillings with Tooth -
Erich and Gertrude Leonhardt (nee Roedel). born on Oct. 10, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. John
He relocated from Queens, N.Y., to Port St. D. and Margaret Cooke. Dr. Blank Complicated Colored Materials
Lucie in 1975.
On April 22, 1956, John married Ruth “Dr. Stephen Blank and his team are
Eric served in the United States Army Re- Bouchey. He moved to Fort Pierce in 1970, dedicated to improving oral health. We
serves. He owned and operated Stroell’s Bak- coming from Dracut, Mass. He settled in Port see one patient at a time in a private care
ery in New York before moving to Florida and St. Lucie in 2001. setting. We care for patients
working for 25 years as a bakery manager at the way we would want to be cared for.
Publix. Eric was a member of the Queen’s John spent 14 years as a dairy farmer in One doctor, one hygienist, consistency.”
Master Bakers Association. Massachusetts, where he raised dogs and po- We Are Not A Corporate Factory.
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ished the time spent with his grandchildren. ters, Cindy Reddish of Palm City, Fla., Nancy
Eric was preceded in death by an infant Dennis of Port St. Lucie, Gail Hart of Port St.
brother, Dieter Leonhardt. Lucie, Caroline Cooke and Jay Bigler, both of
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Fort Pierce; grandchildren, Jeremy Dennis,
Ruth (nee Neumann); brother, Jerry (wife, Tyler Davis, Matthew Hart, Alexis Hart, Cody
Kenna) Leonhardt of Port St. Lucie; sons, Hart and Shannon Messinger; great-grand-
Erik (wife, Erica) Leonhardt of Pompano, children, Claire Dennis and Reagan Davis;
Fla., Steven (wife, Lori) Leonhardt of Light- sister, Linda Russell; nephew, Jimmy Her-
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County and city officials surround A&G pools founder Art Allen during a
groundbreaking ceremony for the local pool company’s new 19,000-square-foot
location on Glades Cut Off Road. The expansion expects to eventually increase
the employee base from 60 to 100. 

COUNTY HONORED FOR PROGRAMS

Call for a free in home design 40% Off For the ninth consecutive year, the St. and Sustainability. This project was an effort
consultation and estimate Lucie County Board of County Commission- to help St. Lucie County have one of lowest
Plus FREE ers has been recognized by the National As- sea turtle disorientation rates in the state
772-210-3104 SLV sociation of Counties (NACo) with multiple through public education, social media and
Installation awards for its programs and efforts. Various outreach. The program included staff from
www.closetsbydesign.com county departments, along with community St. Lucie County’s Code Compliance Divi-
15% OffPLUS TAKE partners, earned 2018 Achievement Awards sion; UF/IFAS Extension Office, Communi-
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AN EXTRA gories. Department; Florida Power & Light, Fort
Follow us Pierce Utilities Authority and the Manatee
40% off any order of $1000 or more. 30% off any order $700 or more. On “The County Commissioners are fortu- Education & Outreach Center.
any Closet, Garage or Home Office. Take an additional 15% off for on any nate enough to see the daily efforts St. Lucie
complete system order. Not valid with any other offer. Free installation with County’s staff put forth in doing their jobs  “St. Lucie County’s Guided Nature
any complete unit order of $500 or more. With incoming order, at time of and finding unique ways to improve effi- Program Series” in the category of Parks
purchase only. Expires JUNE 30, 2018 ciencies, save tax dollars and protect our and Recreation. The key to what makes this
natural resources. It’s even more gratifying popular program such a success is the high-
when those efforts are recognized at the ly trained contract Hike Leaders and Hike
national level and our programs are shared Volunteers, overseen by the Environmen-
with the thousands of other counties across tal Resources Department. Each year the
the country, so that they can adopt some of county adds on more programs providing
these same concepts for their residents,” ex- interpretive paddling adventures and free
plained St. Lucie County Commission Chair educational hikes reaching our largest audi-
Frannie Hutchinson. ence to date with more than 900 attendees.
This program is open to both residents and
The 2018 Achievement Awards were visitors and is designed to immerse partici-
earned for: pants in the wild beauty of St. Lucie County’s
10,000 acres of preserved lands.
 “· St. Lucie County’s Financial Life Skills
Training with Inmates” in the category of Fi-  “Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee”
nancial Management. This program, which in the category of Children and Youth. In
also earned a Best in Category Award, was partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools,
developed by UF/IFAS St. Lucie Extension’s the Board of County Commissioners creat-
Financial Life Skills Training with Inmates. ed a weekly coffee cart program, giving stu-
Conducted by Community Resource Devel- dents the opportunity to run a coffee shop
opment Agent Carol Alberts with inmates inside the County Administration Complex,
participating in the re-entry related program offering real-world experience and provid-
through the St. Lucie County Jail’s Spiritual ing much needed snacks and coffee to coun-
Dorm, participants learned about setting ty employees.
financial goals, using a spending plan, man-
aging credit and more in this sixteen part in- Overall, St. Lucie County has received
teractive series. nearly two dozen NACo Achievement
Awards over the past nine years for its vari-
 “Giving Sea Turtles A Safe Path Through ous programs and services. 
Social Media and Outreach” in the category
of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy ­– CONTRIBUTED

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SCLOCDOEFLFIEERNS St. Lucie County is once again offering its Code pliance with St. Lucie County Codes and Ordi- To be eligible for the Lien Amnesty Program,
AMNESTY Lien Amnesty program as an incentive to all nances will have their liens reduced to 10 percent the entire property must be in compliance with
JUNE 1-30 property owners in the unincorporated area with of the outstanding lien. all county Codes and Ordinances and property
liens against their property because of outstand- owners shall not have any active code enforce-
ing code violations. Designed to reduce the backlog of outstanding ment violations on any other properties owned
code violations, last year, this inaugural program in the unincorporated areas of St. Lucie County.
From June 1 through June 30, any business or helped 56 participants (11 percent of the out-
property owner with outstanding code enforce- standing violations) bring their homes and/or More: Contact the St. Lucie County Code Com-
ment liens that brings their property into com- businesses up to current codes. pliance staff at 772-462-1571.  ­– CONTRIBUTED

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Mediterranean diet cuts older adults’ risk of ‘frailty’

BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent tent: “People who followed a Mediterranean  Whole grains such as whole wheat, iterranean diet contains valuable nutrients
such as healthy fats and fiber; it is also low
A new study from the University College diet the most were overall less than half as oats, barley, buckwheat, corn and brown in sugar and has a high vitamin and mineral
London in the United Kingdom suggests content. In addition to its anti-frailty bene-
that older adults can reduce their risk of likely to become frail over a nearly four-year rice fit, the Mediterranean diet is linked to good
frailty by following a Mediterranean diet, heart heath, protection against stroke, and
helping them stay independent as they age. period compared with those who followed it  Olive oil as the main source of dietary prevention of diabetes. Moderation in the
amount of food consumed is recommend-
While frailty may seem like a vague term, the least.” fat, along with olives, avocados and avocado ed, as the diet does have a high fat content.
it has a specific meaning in geriatric medi-
cine: it is a progressive decline in multiple The Mediterranean diet was first defined oil By all accounts, the Mediterranean diet
body systems that increases the risk for se- should be paired with an active lifestyle for
rious illness, falls, fractures, dementia and by researchers in the 1960s. It draws on the  Cheese and yogurt as the main dairy the best results.
premature death. Frailty is also associated
with low energy levels and a diminished healthy eating habits of people from a num- foods, including Greek yogurt The U.K. research was published in the
quality of life. Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
ber of different regions, including Crete,  Moderate amounts of fish and poultry, The analysis pooled results from studies in
The researchers reached their conclusion France, Spain, Italy and China that included
after analyzing data from previously-pub- Greece, Spain, southern France, Portugal such as chicken, duck, turkey, salmon, sar- nearly 5,800 participants.
lished studies that compared the incidence
of frailty in older adults with the type of diet and Italy. dines and oysters Symanski’s advice to the community,
they followed. which goes beyond the benefits of a Med-
As defined by WebMD, the  Moderate amount of eggs, including iterranean diet: “Eat more foods closer to
Colleen Symanski, co-owner of A Health- their natural source, such as vegetables,
ier Me, a health and fitness studio on the Mediterranean diet is charac- chicken, quail and duck eggs nuts, whole grains and fresh fruit. Enhance
Treasure Coast, is a registered nurse, health foods with herbs, spices and olive oil while
coach and certified diabetes educator. She’s terized by:  Very limited red meats trying to limit table salt and butter. Eat more
familiar with the U.K. study and says there meals with family and friends. Move your
are other studies that support the numerous  High quantities of  Very limited sweets. And no sweet- bodies more, even if it’s in small increments
health benefits of embracing a Mediterra- of time. Get enough restful sleep; take a nap
nean diet. vegetables, such as to- ened drinks at all. if you need to. Laugh more.”

Dr. Kate Walters, joint study leader and matoes, kale, broccoli, While water is specified as the main A Healthier Me is located at 2855 Ocean
director of the Centre for Ageing and Popu- Drive, Suite C-2 in Vero Beach; Symanski’s
lation Studies at University College London, spinach, carrots, cu- beverage of the Mediterranean diet, phone number is 772 231 5555. 
says the evidence of reduced frailty is consis-
cumbers and onions the lifestyle does include one glass

 Fresh fruit, of wine per day. Symanski says,

such as apples, ba- “Red wine is more closely asso-

nanas, figs, dates, ciated with the Mediterranean

grapes and mel- diet than white wine, as

ons red wine is made with the

 High con- skins and seeds of the

sumption of le- grape, which contain

gumes, beans, most of the healthy

nuts, and seeds, compounds.”

such as almonds, Because it focus-

walnuts, sunflower es on plant foods and

seeds and cashews Colleen Symanski. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE natural sources, the Med-

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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent lighting speak to the special care that has
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Living in PGA Verano is a bit like taking a To the left of the foyer is the living room,
trip to a resort that you get to stay in all the a spacious 16 feet by 14 feet, and the formal
time. The homes are beautiful and there are dining room, a made-for-entertaining 16-
so many amenities that moving there is an by-10. The kitchen, always the heart of the

Transform Your Existing Door from easy decision to make. The house home, is 15-by-10 and has lots of beautiful
Boring to Beautiful! at 9532 SW Nuova Way is great for cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, double
families, for snowbirds and for re- ovens, granite countertops and a five-burn-
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■ Framed/Frameless Shower Units of parking. The two-car garage There are three bedrooms and 3.5 baths
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in this house, and the master suite is a tran- for family members, an office, guest room,
quil oasis. The master bedroom is a generous or anything else you need it to be. With the
17-by-14, and has a sumptuous master bath additional bathrooms, there is a great deal of
and a second full bath that doubles as the ca- flexibility in how the rooms are used.
bana bath. The bedroom has variable-width,
If you exit the slider doors in the family
room, you are in another part of
your private resort. Colored paver
stones and a covered patio make a
warm and welcoming place to sit
and relax as you enjoy the view of
the screened pool and spa or of the
golf course. Imagine sitting there
with your morning coffee or enjoy-
ing the view as the sun goes down.

wood-look tile that gives a warm look. The If you want to venture away from home, Living
suite has two walk-in closets with cabinetry PGA Verano has Club Talavera. More a resort The Brennity
and the master bath has dual vanities and a than a clubhouse, it has indoor and outdoor at Tradition
separate tub and shower that add to the idea pools, a sauna, exercise and fitness facilities, a Lifestyle
that this suite is a place to relax and get away catering kitchen, billiards, a library, clubs and
from it all. The two other bedrooms are 14- groups, and many ways to mix with friends Experience the vibrant lifestyle at The Brennity at Tradition.
by-13 and 13-by-12, and can be bedrooms Enjoy a game of golf, take in a movie at the theater, have
CONTINUED ON PAGE 25 drinks with friends at the pub, go for a swim in the pool, or
relax at the spa and salon. All of this and much more is why
FEATURES FOR 9532 SW NUOVA WAY The Brennity at Tradition is the perfect lifestyle for you.

Neighborhood: PGA Village Verano Call us today to schedule a tour!
Year built: 2007 • Construction: CBS
Size: 2,467 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 4,303 COT TAGES • INDEPENDENT LIVING
Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 3.5 • Flooring: carpet, tile ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE
Security: manned gate, private guard, security patrol, owner system
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Community amenities: Club Talavera, basketball, exercise
room, game room, golf course, library, pool, putting green spa/

hot tub, tennis
Listing Brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing broker associate: Diane Gault, 772-342-7455

Listing price: $494,000

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Last week saw brisk sales on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front, with 18 sin-
gle-family residences and lots changing hands from May 7-11 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 7409 Laurels Place. First listed in March for $629,000,
this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,032-square-foot abode sold for $604,444 on May 7.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 11699 SW Apple Blossom Trail. First listed in
February 2017 for $559,900, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,907-square-foot house sold for
$465,000 on May 10.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$604,444
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7409 LAURELS PLACE 3/1/2018 $629,000 5/7/2018 $465,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11699 SW APPLE BLOSSOM TRAIL 2/6/2017 $559,900 5/10/2018 $372,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9481 SW NUOVA WAY 11/12/2017 $389,900 5/10/2018 $370,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10744 SW VISCONTI WAY 11/28/2017 $397,000 5/10/2018 $361,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1539 SW MOCKINGBIRD CIRCLE 2/12/2018 $369,900 5/7/2018 $350,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8804 FIRST TEE ROAD 1/30/2017 $389,000 5/7/2018 $316,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7248 MAIDSTONE DRIVE 9/14/2017 $339,000 5/9/2018 $312,110
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11246 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 1/31/2018 $312,110 5/11/2018 $264,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 550 SW SANCTUARY DRIVE 2/5/2018 $309,999 5/9/2018 $250,800
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11033 SUNRISE LAKE DRIVE 10/9/2017 $268,300 5/11/2018 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5818 NW GERALD 1/10/2018 $285,900 5/10/2018 $249,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 150 NW LAWTON ROAD 2/3/2018 $265,000 5/8/2018 $238,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 544 SW NEW CASTLE COVE 1/29/2018 $244,900 5/9/2018

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

11699 SW Apple Blossom Trail, Port Saint Lucie 9481 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 2/6/2017 Listing Date: 11/12/2017
Original Price: $559,900 Original Price: $389,900
Sold: 5/10/2018 Sold: 5/10/2018
Selling Price: $465,000 Selling Price: $372,000
Listing Agent: Ryan Reagan Listing Agent: Melinda Cann

Selling Agent: Lang Realty ) Selling Agent: Cann Realty

Millie Gil Lucille Clore

Bold Real Estate Group, Inc Lang Realty

10744 SW Visconti Way, Port Saint Lucie 1539 SW Mockingbird Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 11/28/2017 Listing Date: 2/12/2018
Original Price: $397,000 Original Price: $369,900
Sold: 5/10/2018 Sold: 5/7/2018
Selling Price: $370,000 Selling Price: $361,900
Listing Agent: Melinda Cann Listing Agent: Linda MacCormack

Selling Agent: Cann Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty

Joan Alipo Parmadat Bhagwandin

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 “There is something to be said about care-
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Coming Up! A CUT ABOVEAs a countertenor and philanthropist, Terry Barber is ...
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This month enjoy free down-
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mances at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30
p.m., May 18-19, on the Waxlax
Stage. Tickets are $12 to $18.
Orin Sands and Ken Gustafson
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Terry Barber. began when his mother, who was in her 50s,
[email protected] died from lymphoma. “As a performing artist,
portunities to be here again.” my career had blossomed, affording me the
Treasure Coast favorite countertenor Ter- Barber manages to keep busy and keep his career opportunity to tour with a multiple-Gram-
ry Barber is so closely associated with Art- my-winning group and to perform at the Met-
ists for a Cause, that it is easy to forget that in perspective. He has concert dates booked for 2020, ropolitan Opera in a production with Placido
the philanthropist has a flourishing career something many other performers would love to say. Domingo,” he said. “I found myself frustrated
of his own. We caught up about the orga- When we talked, he was performing in the Tampa area. that I had no power to fight cancer or even
nization he founded to support artists who Having a schedule years in advance is a blessing. support important research that would create
serve community needs, but first we talked a better scenario for people like my mother.”
about his exciting new venture in New York. “That’s how I know I can pay the mortgage in 2020,”
he said with a laugh. Barber dedicated his first solo album to his
“The agents I work with have been trying mother and gave the proceeds to the Leukemia
to create an opportunity for more touring,” Of course, the talk turned to Artists for a Cause. It and Lymphoma Society. He came to realize
Barber said. “I love performing and hate au- that nonprofits and artists needed an advocate
ditioning. I have so many great opportuni- so that both could benefit from collaborations,
ties. There’s a new venue, Green Room 42. A and Artists for a Cause was born.
lot of Broadway artists are doing their side
shows there, people like Josh Groban. It’s “We focus on students,” he said. “Even when
intimate.” we engage professional artists, we ask what
they can do for young artists, through mentor-
Barber, who performed with the Gram- ships, helping them to develop their careers
my-winning group Chanticleer, will present and talent, and how to engage their talent to
a show for one night, May 21, at the venue. help others and be community-responsible.”
Barber noticed that while there were opportunities for
“I’ll have cameo artists joining me,” he students with financial resources, there weren’t many
said. “There will be Christine Dwyer, from ‘Wicked,’ for those without the funds to develop their talent.
‘Rent’ and ‘Finding Neverland.’ She was in ‘Jesus Christ “We have a scholarship program to provide private
Superstar’ on live television. She’s doing her main song lessons in acting and voice training,” he said. “Sev-
from ‘Wicked.’ I’ll do a set of Andrew Lloyd Webber. I’ve eral years ago we started Artists for a Cause clubs (in
invited a young artist, Ben Krieger, connected to Artists schools.) A young woman got into Stetson and had nev-
for a Cause, who went to StarStuck. He’s 13 and has had er had a voice lesson. We have to help her and others like
the lead in three Broadway tours. We’ll sing a couple of
duets. My agent wants it to be a party. It’s focused on CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
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TERRY BARBER values she learned from being part of Art- homes and other facilities to provide el- blur. Even when he is performing, he is
ists for a Cause.” derly residents a chance to remember and asking if there is some way to help some-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 participate. Some of the residents who one who deserves and opportunity.
Participants in Artists for a Cause help in have not spoken begin to sing the songs
her. It’s not fair to be against those who’ve a variety of ways, offering unique opportu- they remember from long ago. There are “It makes sense to leverage my career for
been training all their lives. She’s now a nity for arts students each season to make community outreach programs that bring other great artists,” he said. “I enjoy sharing
music elementary education teacher and an impact. It can be through participation self-expression to youngsters at risk. what I have. I want to be of service myself.”
she would like to continue the mission in Dance for Food, which raises money
where she lives because she recognizes the for those in need. Students may perform For Barber, the lines between his own For more information about Artists for a
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tickle the ivories while belting out tunes BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Feb. 10. With music by Tom Kitt and lyrics “Ghost Writer,” by Michael Hollinger,
requested by audience members. Tick- [email protected] begins when novelist Franklin Woolsey dies
ets $12 to $22. 772-231-6990 or riversi- by Brian Yorkey, the musical won the 2010 mid-sentence. His secretary, Myra, contin-
detheatre.com. A season that includes “My Fair Lady” ues to take dictation. Myra is attacked by
is already a winner, in my books. I had the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous
pleasure of seeing it in revivals on Broad- widow, and Myra sets out to prove she is
way twice and it remains one of my favorite Awards. It tells the story of a suburban
shows. Riverside Theatre’s 45th season in- not a forger. Is she trying
cludes “My Fair Lady,” but it also includes family that seems incredibly normal, but is to steal his legacy since
an outstanding array of other musicals and she can’t have his love, or
2 Bret Baier, host of Special Report plays. deeply affected by the mother’s mental ill- is something more sinis-
with Bret Baier on the Fox News ter (and ghostly) at work?
First up is “Smokey Joe’s Café,” by the ness. This production tackles The play will be presented
legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and March 26-April 14.
Channel, will visit the Vero Beach Book Mike Stoller. They wrote some of the big- a topic rarely on stage, and
gest hits for some of the biggest acts, and The season ends with
Center at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 19, to this show is a revue that brings classics like particularly in a musical, and the simply fabulous mu-
“Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety sical “Legally Blonde:
introduce his new- Yak,” “Hound Dog,” “On Broadway” and does so with compassion. The Musical.” The show,
“Spanish Harlem” to the stage, along with a co-production with the
est book, “Three a bunch of other toe-tapping, hand-clap- “The Last Romance,” by Walnut Street Theatre, is based on the nov-
ping tunes. It’s a night of the best of rock ’n’ el “Legally Blonde,” by Amanda Brown and
Days in Moscow.” roll and a tour through its history. It will be Joe DiPietro, runs from Feb. the hit Reese Witherspoon film. It follows
presented Oct. 23-Nov. 11. Valley Girl Elle Woods as she follows her
Following on the 5-24. It’s a play for everyone ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and
Next up is another blockbuster musical, turns that institution on its ear. OMG, you’ll
heels of “Three Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Evi- who has ever wondered if it’s cheer for Elle as she solves a difficult case
ta.” The musical about the life of Eva Per- and finds true love. It will be presented April
Days in January,” on won seven Tony Awards, including Best too late to find love. Ralph, an 16-May 5.
Musical, and includes the grand anthem The Riverside Theatre is located at 3250
which focused on “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” It runs from elderly widower, takes a dif- Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. For tick-
Jan. 8-27. et information, call 772-231-6990 or visit
President Dwight ferent path on his daily walk ‘Evita.’ www.riversidetheatre.com. 
The Waxlax Stage will be the home of
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his efforts to chart mature woman. He turns to Carole for a

a “course toward second chance at love. The play is a comedy

permanent peace that affirms that love can be found at any

and human bet- age.

terment,” this lat- I’ve already mentioned “My Fair Lady,”

est book explores a which will be presented March 12-31. Don’t

Bret Baier. series of summits miss a chance to see this Lerner and Loewe

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Ronald Regan and Soviet General Sec- “Pygmalion.” “My Fair Lady” is frequently

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SUNRISE THEATRE close. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. In

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 my mind, it could go either way.

Wilkes commanded a salary in keeping with “The theatre has lost money since it opened,”
that clout – a reported $128,000. Whether that
number, which was high for a Fort Pierce city he said. “The city went into it knowing they
employee, played a role in his firing is not clear.
But the fact that he was never able to make the were going to have to subsidize the theater.
theatre self-sustaining appears to be at the root
of the city’s discontent. Ideally, the subsidy should have gotten less and

Losses at the theatre climbed steadily in re- less. That didn’t happen – public theatres nev-
cent years to $1.6 million in 2017. Despite the
losses, City Manager Nick Mimms said in a er make money. But they do drive business to
press release that shows booked for the 2018-
2019 season “will proceed as normal.” downtown restaurants and stores.”

Built in 1923 for vaudeville acts, the theatre, He said the Sunrise brings an estimated
which showed movies for most of its existence,
was the largest between Jacksonville and Mi- 75,000 people a year to Fort Pierce’s downtown,
ami. It closed in 1983 as the Fort Pierce down-
town deteriorated. from as far away as Orlando.

In 1988, the local Main Street organization “The Sunrise is a very important structure
began to look seriously at renovating. Eleven
million dollars later, the project was completed downtown. It is the reason development has
in 2006, and the city assumed both ownership
and management. moved ahead downtown. It’s a huge asset for

Now, at least one investor in downtown the city, and it’s critical that they bring in a
Fort Pierce properties, Hans Kraaz, must be
following the Sunrise debate closely. Over the strong director to make sure it survives.”
past two decades, Kraaz is said to have invest-
ed heavily in the Fort Pierce downtown. He is Bey said Wilkes’ lifelong connections will
partners in Sailfish Brewing Co., which a year
ago greatly expanded by moving into the for- be hard to replicate in a new director. “He has
mer J.C. Penney building. Kraaz’s company de-
veloped an office building on Second Street. He brought in some top-name shows. It’s going
also reportedly wants to develop land he has
purchased behind the P.T. Cobb building. to be hard to replace him because he’s so well

In addition, the Vero Beach team of devel- connected in the industry.”
oper Keith Kite and contractor Don Proctor are
awaiting the Fort Pierce City Commission’s de- Wilkes, who received six months of sever-
cision May 21 on their proposed hotel project
on the site of the old Fort Pierce power plant. ance pay, was apparently not forewarned of the

And hundreds of Treasure Coast residents termination. “He was a little caught off guard
who rely on the theatre for national live music and comedy
acts could be looking at a much longer drive to such events by it,” said Doris Tillman, the longtime leader
– to Melbourne or West Palm.
of Fort Pierce’s very active Main Street organi-
Fort Pierce officials have called for the public to voice
concerns or support for the Sunrise in an online survey and zation.
the June workshop. That invitation for comment is causing
Horowitz concern. “If the city manager says they’re going Tillman said Wilkes expects to continue con-
to have a public forum to discuss the future of the Sunrise,
that says to me they’re not sure whether there is a future for sulting for theatres. “John is such a gentleman.
the Sunrise,” he said.
He has said very nice things about wanting to
To Horowitz, closing the theater would mean “the city is
failing its citizens.” continue to work with the Sunrise and support

“I hope to God it doesn’t happen,” he went on. “I think it.”
if that happens, the city is making a huge, huge mistake.”
Tillman was in at the very start of the Sunrise
It would be hard to overstate the draw the Sunrise has
been to Fort Pierce’s quaint downtown. On evenings of a resurrection, when Wilkes drove “on his own
performance in the 1,200-seat, century-old theatre, the
streets surrounding it, which stretch east from U.S. 1 down nickel” from Sarasota to help with the theatre’s
to a long waterfront park, fill with patrons arriving early to
dine, have a drink at outdoor cafes, or stroll along the edges planning.
of the recently expanded and upgraded marina.
Once he was formally hired, he became an
Even on jazz or comedy nights in the Sunrise’s more in-
timate Black Box theatre, the ripple effect of those 200 or so ambassador for theatre, introducing himself
patrons noticeably enlivens the scene.
by bringing candy to all the shop owners. “I
Prior to the theatre’s 2006 reopening – and the extensive
downtown rehabilitation that followed – professionals like remember seeing him out there at one in the
Horowitz, who had his law office next door to the Sunrise,
didn’t stay downtown after dark, he said. “Now it’s incredi- morning planting flowers in front of the Sun-
bly vibrant.” PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD rise,” she said.

Horowitz said fundraising grew more difficult after the When Wilkes went into the hospital midway through his

city took over. “It’s not so easy to have a city-run building tenure, Bill Cosby dropped in to visit him, Tillman says. The

and ask people to donate their money,” he said. kindness was no doubt reciprocated. “That’s the kind of

“I think the city is failing to understand that there are person John is, and he’s very good to anyone he works with.

no theatres that are profitable. It just doesn’t exist,” said I’m sure the stars were well taken care of.”

Horowitz. “Theatres are part of the community. It’s no dif- Horowitz says Wilkes will be difficult to replace. It was he

ferent from having a baseball stadium or a park. If you want who tracked Wilkes down in 1999 based on a recommen-

to have the arts, you have to understand that there’s a finan- dation from the manager of Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana

cial commitment to that.” Theater. Horowitz and his board wanted expert consulta-

Music producer Darryl Bey, who regularly brings nation- tion on the theatre’s renovation and Wilkes served as con-

al and regional blues, Latin jazz and R&B acts to Sunrise’s sultant for a couple of years.

Black Box theatre, believes there is little support for such When the theatre was finally ready to open in 2006, an-

cultural offerings among city officials. other director was hired. “At the end of the year, we were

“The city has turned its back on the theater,” said Bey. $1.3 million in debt,” recalls Horowitz. “[The first director]

“It supports it financially, but I don’t believe they support it booked great shows but he overextended himself.”

emotionally and morally. You can’t just throw money at it, It was then the board brought Wilkes back on a full-time

you’ve got to go to shows and encourage friends to go. And basis. “Trust me, I interviewed a lot of people from that in-

not ask for free tickets.” dustry. It’s hard to find people that are really, really good.

Still, the theatre’s viability depends on other factors as They’re not that easy to come by, especially at the salary the

well. “No, I am not getting the audience” needed at Sunrise, city wants to pay. John was paid higher than most city em-

Bey admitted. “One of the things you have to consider is ployees, but I think they were shortsighted in making the

that nationally, live entertainment is having difficult times. decision [to let him go.]”

With the advent of smartphones, you can pull up iTunes Wilkes has taken pains to part with no ill will from the

and Apple Music and literally go and get music free. People city. Last Monday, he appeared at a city commission meet-

are also afraid to go out and drink because of DUIs. And a ing just to thank commissioners for their support. “Typical

lot of it is ticket prices.” John,” says Horowitz. “He has such integrity. He’s an amaz-

While the Black Box seats are typically around $25, prime ing, amazing person.”

seats for acts on the Sunrise main stage can top $100. Wilkes also returned the velvet shorts. He told Tillman,

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It was the “Peril in Paris” story with the
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28, at the St. Lucie County Shrine Club. Leonard said when the woman heard the SPECIAL
Heck, all the super-villains will be there, appraisal, she had to sit.
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said.
This show will benefit the St. Lucie
Shriners Club’s efforts to help local chil- Gischler worked on the series “Dead-
dren. The Collector’s Comic Con will also pool: Merc with a Mouth” and others.
feature professional wrestling provided “He’s also worked on X-Men.”
by South Florida’s Ronin Pro Wrestling.
Artist Mark Pennington will also be at
“The money we’re raising is to go help Collector’s Comic Con.
the Shriners and children,” Leonard said.
“He’s been around I don’t know how
Leonard grew up in Fort Pierce. He many years,” Leonard said. “You name a
started Collector’s Comic Con while at character, he’s penciled it.”
college and organized a few events. The
inaugural Treasure Coast event was sup- Pennington also helped design G.I. Joe
posed to be last fall, but Hurricane Irma and Transformers toys.
forced a cancellation. “We shoot for two
(events) a year,” Leonard said. “People who like comic books often
like pro wrestling,” Leonard said.
The comic con will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at 4600 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. Of Doors to the wrestling match will open
course, there’ll be comic book buying, at 7 p.m. The bell will be at 7:30 p.m. It will
selling and trading. include appearances by Adam Rose and
Billy Gunn.
“There’s going to be a ton of different
vendors,” Leonard said. “People you’ve seen on TV since you
were a kid,” Leonard said.
There’ll also be professional apprais-
ing. “[The appraiser will] skim through Tickets for the comic con and wrestling
them and tell you what you have. He’ll tell are available at www.eventbright.com, or
you if you have a $10,000 comic,” Leonard at the door. For the comic con, children 12
said. and younger are free. Those 13 to 17 are
$15. Adults $20. Adults get into the wres-
That’s not a joke about a $10,000 com- tling portion for $15. Teens are $10, and
ic book. Leonard said a woman at a pre- those 12 and younger $5. For both events,
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Wall power! Muralist Fisher builds national following

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer they can work with them, they
will call; much like a handyman
Joseph Nicholas Fisher’s mid- when something breaks.”

dle-school moniker – Sick – is As for income remaining
steady, Fisher waves off any con-
worked into dozens of murals he cern. He has also taken intention-
al breaks to keep from “inundat-
now paints for a living, including ing the audience” and to let his
creativity simmer, as he puts it.
one for the Chicago Bears foot-
“You’ve got to have a rest note.
ball team and another for the It creates a space in the rhythm
of your output.”
Skokie Theatre, not far from the
So far, working hand-to-wall
Chicago neighborhood where he has not induced anxiety.

currently lives. “Not at all,” he says. “It’s in-
credibly exciting. It’s about mo-
Last month, Fisher, now 32, mentum, once you start getting
enough work and enough of an
returned to his childhood home audience.”

on the Treasure Coast to paint a While visiting his parents in
Sebastian last month, Fisher re-
mural of sea-captain portraits connected with fellow artist Jared
Thomas, who arranged for him to
at the entrance of Capt. Hiram’s, paint a mural on the back of his
downtown gallery, Raw Space.
Sebastian’s landmark bar and Although visitors to the gallery may nev-
er see the mural out back, the regulars at
restaurant. Owner Will Collins is Kountry Kitchen, a diner on Old Dixie in
Vero Beach, can’t miss it – it overlooks the
a lifelong friend. breakfast-and-lunch spot’s parking lot.

A graduate of Florida State CONTINUED ON PAGE B12

University, where he earned a

BFA in studio art, Fisher moved

to Chicago, fulfilling a life-long

dream of living in a major city. ‘Sick’ Fisher. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
While working at a diner near his

apartment and building a port-

folio of paintings in his free time, he saw “It’s a blast radius – I’ve painted nine small community. Working in four or five
different neighborhoods, it just spreads.
a Craigslist ad seeking a muralist for an buildings within an eighth of a mile. It’s If you do it for the right price, you will
continue to get work.
old patent office in Logan Square. Since been a while since I cold-called any-
“Murals are becoming a very hot com-
then, he has transformed building after one. Everything at this point is word-of- modity. If they can afford an artist and

building with his distinctive cartoon-like mouth,” Fisher says.

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She stopped to study the artwork. Her Skip Hartzell. and creative experiences as a draftsman, Marshall Adams and Hanie Hinkle.
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a smile … followed by a full belly laugh. St. Lucie and rescued three big dogs. her capture the character of culture and PHOTOS: KERRY FIRTH
That was the reaction many visitors had “I started painting them and capturing the personalities of artifacts in vivid wa-
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for Fun” exhibition at the A.E. Backus Mu- Hartzell. “Dogs live in the moment with truly light up a room all on their own. self in the color, humor and absurdity
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SICK FISHER from the Chicago Bears football team. ous settings and photographed. mask of George W. Bush. In the Badlands,
The Bears decided to use street art in a Recently, he drove to Miami with a pair he went to a prairie dog ranch, bought a
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B10 marketing campaign and discovered pair of prairie dog salt shakers and paint-
Fisher through a gallery that knew his of old roller blades he bought at a Good- ed those; in the photo, they are set among
The mural – of a parking lot – pleased work. The campaign earned a write-up in will and painted. But his destination – the ranch’s real prairie dogs. In Milwau-
the owners of the diner as much as it did AdWeek. South Beach – looked “too polished, too kee, he painted a beer tap and convinced
Thomas. “They loved it. They were so obvious, too on-the-nose.” a bar to install it. He snapped a photo of
nice; they brought us lunch a couple of The mural, painted on a wall of a reg- the tap, and left it there.
times.” gae club, is featured on the Bears’ web- So he crossed the causeway and
site. found a parking lot near the highway, “I’ve been very lucky in my career and
Fisher’s mark on his hometown pales where “people had already tagged up in life in general in that it’s been a very
in comparison with his adopted home in Fisher’s biggest mural to date – a the area and there were a lot of, uh, less tempered progression. I’ve gone from
northwest Chicago’s historic Humboldt Park month-long effort – was a commission shiny buildings.” He situated the skates, a small town, Sebastian, to a somewhat
neighborhood. Over the course of nearly from the village of Skokie, Ill., to paint a snapped a photo and posted it to his bigger town, Tallahassee, to Chicago,
a decade, he has painted corner stores, a mural on the Skokie Theatre. growing Instagram. which was my dream. Nothing happened
record shop, a bookstore, restaurants and so fast that I scrambled or curdled.
bars, “one after the other,” he says. “Sometimes I feel like a contractor,” The shot joined images from a trip last
says Fisher, who on occasion rents an ae- September, when he drove from San Di- “If you want to be an artist, you have
Along with leaving his signature on rial lift to reach high places. ego to Chicago, picking up objects along to make your own way,” Fisher says. “Do
buildings, he has made “deep, deep the way, painting them in his hotel and you want to be a professional artist and
friendships” in Chicago. “It’s so great that “I have to get my own supplies, I have “leaving them wherever I thought they making a living at it? Or do you want to be
I’m really nervous about spreading out,” to keep my receipts, I’ve got to do my own made sense” to take a photo. comfortable and do art in your free time?
says Fisher, who is planning an extended numbers.” There are so many ways to go about it and
stay in Los Angeles in the coming months In San Francisco, he painted a Painted there’s no right way. Some people need to
to broaden his base professionally. Along with connections for potential Lady – a miniature of the famous Victori- be comfortable to do their art, and some
commissions, he has generated an Insta- an houses – and set it on a chair in front people need to be a little tortured.” 
Last year, Fisher won a commission gram following of over 4,700 with a series of the actual Painted Ladies. At Mount
of his “art drops,” random objects he has Rushmore, he left a painted Halloween
found and painted, then placed in vari-

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BY TINA RONDEAU | Columnist make the dining room bright and airy. The restaurant My husband’s nicely seasoned tuna steak was per-
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Bonz basks in the presence of lovely Lily Rose

self to Snap Out Of It! (She musta thought to meet me an the breeder (an
I was a Total Doof ).
a liddle girl). I don’t remember
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Hi Dog Buddies! And you’re Miss Lily Rose, I presume.” the liddle girl’s name, I was just

This week I met a liddle lady pooch, “Well, of course, silly.” She trotted up a puppy, but she had snuggled
Lily Rose Erickson, an, I must admit, I for the Wag-an-Sniff. “This is my Mommy,
hadda keep remindin’ myself I was there Leigh, an my Daddy, Wayne. Welcome to me an played with me since I
in a Professional Capacity. Woof! our home. Would you like some water? A
Greenie?” was born, and she was sad to
Lily Rose is a Shetland Sheepdog, a tidy
Scottish breed, but she’s not the usual “Thank you, no. I’m good. And eager to say goodbye. She even wrote
white with red/gold color. She’s mostly hear your story whenever you’re ready.”
white, with a more rare blue merle col- I opened my notebook and put on what me ledders for a long time. I’ll
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black-ish an gray-ish patches. REALLY Face. always remember that.”
pretty on Lily Rose, who was very delicate
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ALL ‘FORE’ AARON: CHARITY TOURNEY FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent champ said on average the tourney has “We also just gave out 11 pairs of per- Difference Award in 2017, among other
about 105 players. “We don’t have any ex- sonalized soccer cleats to players at local recognitions.
The fifth annual Aaron Project Golf penses,” Beauchamp said. “Everything we high schools,” Beauchamp said.
Tournament is coming up on Saturday, raise goes back to kids.” Beauchamp said the foundation has
May 26. Those cleats sport Aaron’s initials and helped the family express its gratitude.
The Beauchamps, Lilly and Simon, his player number, AB2. The Golden Cleat “It’s a chance to give back to the children
“It’s a fun day,” said Lilly Beauchamp, started the foundation after their 9-year- recipients also got to throw the first pitch of St. Lucie County,” Beauchamp said.
co-founder of the memorial foundation. old son, Aaron, died. He was injured at a St. Lucie Mets game at First Data Field
“We have raffles. We have silent auctions. during a 2012 school bus accident. Beau- earlier this month. Beauchamp, who is principal at Man-
We have lots of prizes.” champ said the youth excelled in academ- atee Academy in St. Lucie West, said the
ics, arts and athletics, particularly soccer. The foundation works with the St. family and foundation have received a
The tournament will be at The Legacy The foundation focuses on helping chil- Lucie Education Foundation for some of lot of help, too. “People are so kind in our
Golf and Tennis Club, 9000 Country Club dren and youths in those three areas. its programs, including the Aaron Beau- community,” she said. “We really appreci-
Drive, St. Lucie West. From 7 a.m. to 8:15 champ Arts Grant. “Back in fall, we gave ate the support of the community. People
a.m. there will be a continental break- “Yesterday we gave 31 $1,000 scholar- $3,700 in arts grants,” Beauchamp said. are very giving. We have a lot of sponsors.”
fast. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. ships,” Beauchamp said. Those went to Those grants went to arts teachers for
Lunch and awards will follow. “It typically graduating seniors in St. Lucie County supplies. To learn more about the foundation
sells out,” Beauchamp said. schools. Along with the scholarships, the and sign up for the golf tournament, visit
students received Aaron Project T-shirts. The foundation, which the Beau- www.theaaronproject.org. 
At press time, the Aaron Project still has champs started in 2013, received the Dyer
spaces for players. Spots are $125. Beau-

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CHILI COOK-OFF COMING UP
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scheduled to take place on Saturday, July giate Championships held for three
14, at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort days last weekend at PGA Golf Club (includes Style)
Pierce to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of in St. Lucie West.  55Permanent $ 00
St. Lucie County. This is the 36th year and Wave Special Reg. $7500
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For questions or to request more infor-
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ie County, at 772-460-9918 or [email protected]
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MAY Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
in May 11, 2018 Edition 1 APP 2 AQUARIUS
29 League of Women Voters General 3 RAISE 2 PALADINS
Meeting. 6 p.m. at Friendly’s Restau- 6 KEY 3 RATION
rant, 230 NW Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. The 8 UNLIT 4 INVAIN
League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpar- 9 VICTORY 5 EXCEED
tisan political organization, encourages the in- 10 RADIOTIMES 6 KNOW
formed and active participation in government, 12 DOG 7 YOYO
works to increase understanding of major pub- 15 ULNA 11 SOW
lic policy issues, and influences public policy 17 WARY 13 GASOLINE
through education and advocacy. For more in- 18 SPA 14 WYCLIFFE
formation visit www.lwvslc.org. 22 ESKIMOROLL 16 APE
25 UNKEMPT 19 ASIMOV
26 THIEF 20 BITTER
27 OWE 21 JOSTLE
28 VERVE 23 OUZO
29 EWE 24 SKYE

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ACROSS DOWN
1 Of an ancient civilisation (5) 2 Lazed (5)
4 Supernatural cave-dweller (5) 2 Dog (6,7)
8 -- plate; poetic -- (7) 3 Completely perplex (7)
9 Maritime (5) 4 Destined life partner (3,3)
10 Residence (8-5) 5 Admit; confess (3,2)
11 Demand (6) 6 Bond film (4,3,3,3)
12 Of poor quality (6) 7 Drowsy (6)
15 Early computer game (5,8) 11 Points in dispute (6)
18 Banishment (5) 13 Make cheerful (7)
19 Bullfighter (7) 14 Nail polish (6)
20 Faithful (5) 16 Adversary (5)
21 Poor (5) 17 Gruff (5)

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ACROSS protector 4 Compare years!” The Washington Post
1 Part of a journey 73 Kings of Spain 5 Leaped (at) 69 Cheshire cat’s
4 Napoleon’s 74 Slangy money 6 Showed respect
76 Singer’s effect 7 Tennis-play edge leftover
island getaway 79 Was in the 8 Country address, 72 Bay city
8 Like wintry 75 Nationality
vanguard for short
weather 80 Haunters of the 9 Loser ending
11 Mongolia’s 10 Teapot Dome 77 Brownish-gray
Himalayas 78 Path opening?
capital, ___ Bator 81 Hoofer’s clicker scandal’s state 80 Source of
(the old spelling) 84 Building wing 11 Without much
15 Mauna ___ 85 Majestic African Christmas
18 Lizzie’s weapon 87 Of mice thinking warmth
19 Part of QED 88 “Whadja say?” 12 Egg size: abbr. 82 Like today’s
20 Kites bought in 89 Scheming 13 Stopped fasting tellers
Detroit? 90 Finishes a kite? 14 Presider over 83 Calling cost
23 Finished first 93 Palindromic 86 Says, “Aren’t you
24 Relaxes with Greek expected
kites? name contests somewhere?”
26 Hiking heading: 94 “Robot” coiner 15 Slow, in music 87 Word with paper
abbr. 95 Tunesmith 16 Judge’s or pepper
27 Booster rocket insistence 91 “You’re wrong,”
28 Dodge model Harold 17 Favorable in the sticks
29 Lauder of 96 ___ the possession 92 Watercolor
cosmetics 21 Traveler’s stop exhibit, e.g.
30 Deserved barrelhead 22 Romantic 93 Columbus
32 Ms. Garr 98 Like a kite adventure story campus, for short
34 Workout haven 101 Dawn goddess 25 Basic qualities 94 A major, for one
37 Civil wrong 102 “Aw, ___ never 31 Addams Family 96 Witch cliques
38 Declaimed cousin 97 In ___ (sort of)
39 Omdurman’s work” 33 Correct 98 Start of many a
country 103 Court challenge? 35 Stage Confucianism
40 Chuckling 104 Olivia’s frequent paraphernalia 99 “... is what ___
Muppet 36 A year in France in the papers”
42 Mickey and co-star 39 Famed 100 Sheepskin
Minnie’s “dad” 106 Sardine gatekeeper clutchers
43 What kite fans 41 Sikorsky and 103 Italian commune
bring? containers Stravinsky 105 False testimony
45 Yakety-yak 108 Pointed arch 43 Conductor 107 Conditional word,
48 Airport monitor 110 Hecatomb Caldwell to Snuffy Smith
abbr. 44 Up 109 Take quickly
49 Peeved causer 45 Lost, like a kite? 112 Hush-hush org.
51 Blood I.D. 111 What an 46 Staggering 113 Jazz job
52 Rough stuff 47 Convy and Parks 114 Chem. ending
53 Brief thing? overabundance 49 Hospital ward, for
54 Eschews apathy of kiters may short FLIGHTS OF FANCY By Merl Reagle
55 Bush found in cause, 50 Drug agent:
Florida grass-wise? slang Golf at Gator Trace
57 More placid 115 Call ___ day 55 Kidded
59 Painter who 116 Was illustrated, 56 New Haven Annual & Seasonal Memberships Available
inspired kitewise? alumni
Sondheim 117 Blyth and 58 Ancient Persian “It’s All About Having A Good
61 ___ eclipse Sheridan Gulf kingdom Time At Gator Trace”
63 December 118 Hair holder 60 Water pitcher
hazard 119 Goes overboard, 61 ___ terrier SUMMER SPECIALS
64 Harbor a beef slangily 62 1970 Bronson
66 Advice to would- 120 Type of palm thriller, ___ the $24 Before Noon
be hobbyists? 121 Have obligations Rain $20 After Noon
70 Hole-punching 122 Litmus-test result 64 Relief pitcher
tools 123 White House stats
71 Knight’s head monogram 65 Songbird’s forte
DOWN 67 Alice, all mixed
1 Blade-cutting up
blades, perhaps 68 “___ a million
2 Clear of charges
3 Simple kite
instructions?

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MORE INSTRUCTION ON DECLARER-PLAY WEST NORTH EAST
K974 5 J 10 6 3
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist QJ94 76532 AK
3 AQ92 765
Another good book is “Six Steps to Winning Declarer Play” by Jay Apfelbaum (Master QJ52 K97 10 6 4 3
Point Press). It is purportedly aimed at intermediate players, but these 52 declarer-play
problems would really tax my intermediate students; even the better players would trip SOUTH
up occasionally. AQ82
10 8
The analysis of each deal is comprehensive. The author advises that declarer always ask K J 10 8 4
himself six questions: How many tricks can I take right now? How many tricks can the A8
defense take right now? Where can I get more tricks? Where can the defense get more
tricks? How many tricks do I need for a good score? (More relevant in a pair event, Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South
where overtricks can be so valuable.) What is the best way to play the contract?
The Bidding:
Apply those to this deal from the book. South is in five diamonds, and West leads his
trump. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Diamonds Dbl. 1 Hearts 1 Spades
Note that three no-trump makes only if West leads a spade. 1 NT Pass 3 Diamonds Pass LEAD:
3 Spades Pass 5 Diamonds All Pass 3 Diamonds
Now let’s answer Apfelbaum’s questions. South has eight top tricks. The defenders have
two. There are three ways to try for extra tricks: establish hearts, take a winning spade
finesse or ruff spades on the board. The defense will triumph if declarer does not or
cannot find a successful line. To score well, South needs to get home.

It should be clear from the bidding that ruffing spades on the board is the best line. Win
the first trick in hand, cash the spade ace, ruff a spade, play a club to the ace, ruff a
second spade, cash the club king, ruff dummy’s last club and trump the spade queen.
South wins one spade, two clubs, five diamonds in hand and three ruffs in the dummy.

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FOR AN IDYLLIC GOLF OUTING, TRY EVERGREEN

BY STEVEN E. ERLANGER | Staff Writer We had the opportunity to play Ever- you let out that big moan after a passes the rest. We provide a player-friend-
green a couple of weekends ago and what shank. ly product that our members and guests
If you call yourself a golfer but haven’t a joy it was. This is such a comfortable and consistently return for. Now that we are the
yet taken the 20-minute drive down I-95 soothing course. It really does feel like The holes can be challenging owners of the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, we
to Becker Road, and then east to Evergreen you are in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it if you don’t keep the ball in, or can offer even more golf savings and have
Club, you should be given a penalty stroke. is in a gated community, but the homes close, to the fairways, but a good low-priced memberships like the Tee Club
almost seem to fade away. As I mentioned clean shot will reward you with for $99.”
The Evergreen Club is not to be missed. earlier, the homes are set on one-acre lots a makeable green in regulation.
Located in north Martin County – Palm and don’t hug the course like a lot of other The course is set up for just about The clubhouse has a full-service restau-
City to be precise – and nestled amid 520 courses these days. any skill level. With eight sets of rant and bar, but check for open hours as
acres of trees, lakes, ponds and one-acre tees ranging from 6,910 yards to they change during the seasons. 
home sites, this golf course will challenge The par-72 championship course is in 4,802 yards, the opportunity to find your
and reward you, sometimes all on the same great shape; lush, thick grass fills the fair- sweet spot is available.
hole. ways, and the Tiff-Eagle greens were nearly
perfect. The layout of the course can give This semi-private course offers great
Evergreen was established in 1978 by the you the feeling that you are the only one rates year around, but now with ownership
equity members of the gated community, playing. We had a foursome in front and of the St Lucie Trail there are opportunities
then purchased in 2010 by Tom O’Malley in back of us, and if we saw either of them to find a membership that includes both
and sold to the current owners, CGI Palm twice I would be surprised. The rolling fair- courses.
City, in 2015. CGI might sound familiar to ways and elevated tees and greens provide
you as this is the same company that just you with a sense of peace and quiet, until CGI Vice President Alix Dannewitz add-
recently purchased our local St. Lucie Trail ed, “The Evergreen Club offers affordable
course. quality golf with customer service that sur-

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