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MY St. Ed’s grad’s tragic death on a Colorado mountain Highly touted
TAKE shrimp farm
By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer
From Vero’s beaches to Florida Organic Aquaculture,
Colorado’s mountain the highly-touted shrimp farm
tops: Ryan Marcil, west of Fellsmere that pioneered
Carly Brightwell, and an environmentally friendly form
of aquaculture, has filed for bank-
the north face of Capitol ruptcy and is for sale.
Peak outside Aspen.
It was only a little more than
By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer two Sundays ago in a moun- the Rockies that sent his spirits his insatiable sense of adven- three years ago that, with great
[email protected] tain-climbing accident. soaring. ture, beckoned to him with new fanfare and widespread support,
challenges and experiences. South African entrepreneur Cliff
Never in his 26 years had As much as he loved grow- There was something in the Morris hosted the company’s offi-
Ryan Marcil felt more alive ing up near the ocean in Vero scenic, snow-covered, Colora- There was also Carly Bright- cial grand opening, and 300 or so
than he did in the days, weeks Beach, fishing and boating with do peaks surrounding Aspen well, 27, who he began dat- state and local VIPS gathered to
and months before he and his family and friends, there was that called out to him, reached ing earlier this year and who celebrate what was seen as an ex-
girlfriend fell to their deaths something about his new life in into his soul and, appealing to citing new venture that would put
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Fellsmere on the map.
Everyone applauded the
self-proclaimed “home of happy,
healthy shrimp,” expected to pro-
duce a couple million shrimp per
The approximately $22 million
project was largely funded by for-
eign investors, including Chinese,
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INSIDE New trial set for Sheriff doesn’t stonewall after shooting:
man convicted of That’s good, except when info is wrong
NEWS 1-12 PETS 18 attempted robbery
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12
REAL ESTATE 19 By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Loar stepped in front of TV cam-
B1 eras within 24 hours of the killing,
ARTS Across the nation in the hours encountering both criticism and
following a fatal police shooting, strong community support.
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer top law-enforcement officials
For circulation or where to pick up [email protected] often remain tight lipped and re- He spoke both times with a
your issue call: 772-226-7925 veal only scant details as a crimi- somber tone and didn’t mince
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. A man convicted of an nal investigation commences. words as he defended his officers’
attempted armed robbery actions.
at Leigh Jewelers on Ocean Scene of attempted armed robbery in 2010. Not Indian River County Sher-
Drive in 2010 is getting a new iff Deryl Loar. But sometimes, in the early
trial, after the appeals court found that Judge Robert Pegg erred in hours of an investigation, details
his instructions to the jury. Two women who were not from a crime scene are rapidly
criminals have been shot to changing, and sometimes the
The judicial errors were so stark that defendant Jamie Grant death by Indian River County
won an appeal after filing the paperwork himself, from his pris- deputies in 2017. In each case, CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
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Longevity Fitness, in a surprise move, abruptly closes
By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer Fitness, Inc., a corporation owned by Mr. four months ago, with an asking price of club will reopen soon.”
[email protected] Austin Thomas, who owns and operates $79,000. Neither Barattini nor Thomas could
healthcare facilities in North Carolina,”
Women who arrived at Longevity said broker Billy Moss of Lambert Com- Richard Barattini, who previously be reached for comment.
Fitness Club and Spa at 650 12th St. mercial Real Estate. “Unfortunately, Mr. owned the company and still owns the Max Fitness, owned by Bonnie
last week to work out or meet friends Thomas has had personal problems and large building, also gave Moss permission
were surprised to find the doors closed the facility.” to sell the business. and Stephen Pfiester, which is within
locked and the building dark. walking distance of Longevity at 970
Thomas must have seen problems “I have several local people interested 14th Ln., has offered to honor all Lon-
For more than 20 years, Longevity coming because, Moss said, Thom- in what amounts to a great opportunity gevity memberships at no additional
has been the only health club in Vero as hired him to list the business for sale to own and operate the only ladies’ health cost.
Beach exclusively for women. club in the area,” Moss said. “I expect the
“It’s enough stress to get out of
The gym’s dozen or so employees your routine. We just feel if we can
first found out something was amiss take away any additional stress, if we
when their automatic-deposit pay- do the right thing, then God will take
checks were marked “pending” and care of us,” Bonnie Pfiester said. The
then “deleted” from their bank state- husband and wife were 50 percent
ments, leaving them unpaid from partners with Longevity when Baratti-
mid-July to mid-August, according to ni owned it from 2003 to 2011, acting
an employee who wishes to remain as the onsite managers and operators.
About a dozen women have taken
The same source said the manag- the Pfiesters up on their offer to work
er, Alicia Castillo, abruptly decided to out at Max Fitness.
lock the doors last Thursday rather than Like Longevity, Max Fitness offers free
let employees continue to work for no child care, which will be helpful to Lon-
pay. gevity members with children.
Pfiester admitted her health club
Longevity’s phone number, 772-778- doesn’t have all the perks that the near-
6800, is still answered with a voicemail ly 13,000-square-foot Longevity offered,
message that sounds as if the business such as an all-women atmosphere and a
is operating. Callers are invited to leave café and smoothie bar seating 30.
a message and are promised a call back “It was a special place,” she said of the
within 24 hours. shuttered gym.
“Last year the business was sold to Atec
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MY TAKE Though Ryan was scaling a “14er” for under the circumstances,” taking solace in on the board of Aspen Strong, a nonprofit
the first time, Carly was an experienced knowing that Ryan died doing something foundation that provides mental health
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 climber who was making her 10th such at- he loved with someone he loved in a place resources in the region.
tempt, Ryan’s father said, adding that the he loved.
touched his heart in a way he didn’t know coroner told the couple’s parents that nei- Ryan’s belief in the foundation’s work,
was possible, sparking a once-in-a-life- ther survived the fall. Those who knew Ryan knew him to be which Carly also strongly supported,
time romance that burned so brightly it something of a thrill seeker who thrived on prompted his family to request donations
was visible to others in a resort town that “They died instantly,” Roger said. the adrenalin rush new adventures could to Aspen Strong (www.aspenstrong.org) in
seemed to celebrate the couple’s budding Commander Jesse Steindler of the Pit- bring. In a Facebook post shortly after his lieu of flowers.
relationship. kin County Sheriff’s Office told reporters death, Alexa began with the words: “To my
in Aspen that, judging by where the bodies fearless bro ...” “Ryan was such a good athlete that he’d
“We read a love letter Ryan wrote to Car- were found, authorities believe the couple get good at things quickly, whether it was
ly,” said Ryan’s father, Roger, who, along might’ve been intimidated by Knife Edge – Young, healthy and athletic, Ryan had hiking, mountain biking, skiing, skinning
with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Alexa, a narrow, 100-foot-long ridge not far from no fear, sometimes to the point of reck- up mountains, running marathons,” Rog-
flew to Colorado last week after the cou- the summit with steep drops on both sides lessness. But he also was blessed with an er said. “Pretty much everybody we met
ple was reported missing. “He was actually – and sought an alternative route. outgoing personality, a welcoming smile out here said he was a natural at every-
thinking about getting married.” “That makes the most sense,” Steindler and an easy charm. thing he did.
said, adding there are routes that initially
“Ever since he moved out here, he’s been appear to offer a less-daunting descent to Those qualities, along with his you-on- “And his enthusiasm was contagious,”
growing more and more,” Tom Means, a the lake but actually become more danger- ly-live-once sense of adventure, drew oth- he added. “His exuberance for doing these
friend who worked with Ryan at the Sure- ous further down. ers to him, particularly in the outdoor par- things would make others do things they
foot ski-boot store, told the Aspen Daily “There’s all kinds of conjecture, but we’ll adise that is Aspen, where he also served probably wouldn’t have done. I knew he
News. “I think the mountains did a lot for probably never know for sure what caused was an amazing kid, but, talking to people
him.” them to fall,” Roger said. “We hiked to the in Aspen, he was more amazing than I re-
site and saw where they had camped. We alized.”
Means said Ryan moved to Aspen seek- saw the mountain and where they found
ing “peace and tranquility” and “really the bodies. It seemed really treacherous Bruce Wachter, head of St. Edward’s Up-
found himself here.” there.” per School, thought so, too. He said many
The couple was reported missing Mon- faculty members fondly remember the
That was clear in the photographs of day, one day after friends said they were 2009 graduate as a “talented and enthu-
Ryan and Carly that were on display – expected to return to Aspen. siastic young man” who was an accom-
along with his love letter – Friday evening Friends already had begun posting on plished athlete, particularly in tennis.
at Aspen’s Herron Park, where hundreds Facebook, seeking leads to the couple’s
gathered to remember a special couple whereabouts and wondering if Ryan and “We’re saddened by this loss,” Wachter
three days after a search-and-rescue team Carly had decided to delay their return to said.
discovered their lifeless bodies below a watch the solar eclipse from the mountain.
treacherous ridge on Capitol Peak. The next morning, Mountain Rescue We all are – especially now, when he was
Aspen volunteers were deployed, as was more alive than ever.
Listening to stories of their son’s popu- a CareFlight helicopter. A National Guard
larity among locals in the alpine commu- helicopter later joined the search and, “This was hard on everybody, but Ryan
nity, Roger and Karen Marcil took comfort shortly before 2:30 p.m. (MST), sighted lived life to the fullest,” his father said.
in Aspen’s embrace. two bodies below Knife Edge. “And these past few months, he was in the
A rescue team rushed to the area, only best place that we’d seen him.”
“This is not our hometown, but I feel to find the climbers were dead, making
like it is,” Ryan’s father told the couple’s them the third and fourth people to die on
many Colorado friends and acquaintanc- Capitol Peak this summer. A fifth climber,
es at the event, which included a poignant a 21-year-old man, fell more than 600 feet
candle-lighting ceremony, the release of to his death Saturday while attempting
two doves into the heavens and a moving to navigate the Knife Edge section of the
rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel mountain.
My Love.” Ryan and Carly were already gone when
Roger, Karen and Alexa – believing the
“You guys made us feel special in a hor- couple was merely lost – boarded a Delta
rible time in our life.” Airlines flight in Orlando.
It wasn’t until the family was in the air,
Here in Vero Beach, another memorial en route to Salt Lake City, that one of them
is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at South saw a social-media post containing a link
Beach Park, where hundreds of friends to a news story about the missing couple
– Ryan grew up on the island and was a being found dead.
St. Edward’s graduate – are expected to “All we knew when we left is that they
mourn his passing and celebrate his life. were missing and we were going out there
to help with the search,” Roger said. “I
“This one could be even tougher,” Roger didn’t bring any dress clothes. All I brought
said, “if that’s possible.” with me was stuff to walk through the
According to Colorado authorities and “We were in the middle of the flight
newspaper reports, the couple began their when we found the news,” he added. “We
ill-fated expedition on Saturday, Aug. 19, couldn’t believe it. Everyone was a lit-
when they hiked to the Capitol Lake area tle hysterical, but Delta really took care
of the mountain and camped for the night. of us. When we landed, they let us get off
the plane first. And when we got to Aspen,
The next morning, they continued their they had a car waiting for us.”
ascent and, during the afternoon, reached As of last weekend, Roger said the fami-
the summit of the 14,130-foot mountain, ly was doing “better than you might think,
which is located west of Aspen and con-
sidered one of the most difficult climbs of
the state’s 50-plus “14ers” – peaks that rise
above 14,000 feet in elevation.
Authorities said they didn’t know how
long the couple spent at the summit be-
fore beginning their descent. Soon after-
ward, however, they plummeted more
than 200 feet. It was unclear what caused
them to fall.
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SHERIFF DOESN’T STONEWALL Office personnel conducting the criminal ities say, Teel’s husband Dr. Dudley Teel It’s impossible for there to be a fair re-
investigation, said Guy Rubin, the Stu- found his wife in the bathtub cutting her view locally after remarks like that are
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 art-based defense attorney representing wrists with a razor knife. Deputy Jonathan made to the public, said Rubin. The offi-
the Teel family. Lozada was on scene by 8:04 p.m. Three cers now charged to investigate for crim-
sheriff’s earliest remarks prove wrong. minutes later, before his back-up had en- inal wrongdoing already know what their
Advocates for the families of Alteria “I’m very much concerned about this,” tered the house, shots were fired and the boss believes.
he said. “On one level it’s personal to the 118-pound woman was dead.
Woods, who was shot 10 times by deputies family who lost a loved one, but in a larg- Such emboldened rhetoric perpetuates
during a drug raid in Gifford on March 19, er sense we’re talking about trust between “The deputy did exactly what he was statements that aren’t true, he added. It
and Susan Teel, who was killed by a deputy law enforcement and the community and trained to do,” Loar told reporters the next wasn’t a “split-second” decision, for exam-
in her home on July 26, have questioned we’re seeing all around the country that morning. The Sheriff’s Office has respond- ple. Many seconds went by and questions
whether the sheriff’s public statements that trust is seriously broken.” ed to dozens of calls for service at this ad- remain if the officer followed protocol
hamper the likelihood of a thorough and dress, he said. Teel was “attempting to kill when he knew the subject was armed.
proper investigation. Teel was “no threat to anyone but her- [Lozada] with a large butcher knife,” the
self,” the lawyer said. sheriff continued. She “lunged” at him and “We’re being critical because we see
When the top lawman “exonerates” his he made a “split-second” decision. It was things that are flawed in the system,” Ru-
deputies before the facts are known, this Susan Teel, 62, was shot in her bedroom the “only choice” the deputy had, Loar said. bin said. “Fifteen hours later, [while] the
influences public opinion and Sheriff’s just minutes after her daughter called 911 yellow tape was still up, the sheriff was ex-
for help. At 8 p.m. that evening, author- onerating his deputy.”
In an interview, Loar stood by his of-
fice’s ability to investigate its own offi-
cer-involved shootings and said his intent
when speaking to the media is not to ex-
His office often broadcasts its press con-
ferences on social media to stay in front of
the story and make sure context doesn’t
get lost in abbreviated news excerpts.
“I think it is very important to get our
message out and I think the community
expects that and deserves that,” he said.
Officers like Lozada are young, Loar
added. “His peers are looking, thinking,
maybe that could have been me.”
Deputies are seeing the same news cov-
erage as everyone else as these officer-in-
volved shootings are dissected online and
on TV, he said.
“To say they are not a little apprehen-
sive, I think, would be wrong.”
Across the United States, police are
faced with the prospect of going to work
and being shot, killed or indicted every
day, Loar said. In situations of deadly use-
of-force, the intent is not to kill. The intent
is to stop a threat.
“When we’re encountered with deadly
force, that’s when we use deadly force,”
Loar said. “If someone is coming at us with
a butcher knife, a pitch fork, something
of that nature, when we see deadly force
coming at us, we do not use less than.”
Susan Teel’s death, like that of Alteria
Woods’, is being investigated by the Indian
River County Sheriff’s Office and the Office
of the State Attorney for the 19th Judicial
Circuit, which encompasses Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee coun-
ties. Deputies were not equipped with
body cameras in either incident.
“The police policing themselves does
not and cannot work,” shouted communi-
ty activist Michael Marsh into a bullhorn
as he stood outside the Vero Beach court
house at a rally earlier this month. In front
of the Woods family and reporters, he
called the sheriff a liar.
A March 20 autopsy report completed by
the District 19 Medical Examiner’s Depart-
ment shows the 21-year old was shot 10
times by deputies during the early morn-
ing raid at a house in Gifford. Yet hours
after her death, Loar stood in front of TV
cameras and said, “Unfortunately, one of
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SHERIFF DOESN’T STONEWALL examiner found no traces cocaine or crack BANK OF AMERICA CLOSING
in Woods’ system. BRANCH ON SOUTH BEACH
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The day before Alteria Woods’ autopsy By a Staff Writer Indian River Shores or the branch on
the rounds fired by a SWAT team member was made public, Loar acknowledged tim- Miracle Mile.
of ours struck an innocent person.” ing is everything. The Bank of America announced
that it plans to close its South Beach Since the financial crisis, banks have
The sheriff went on to say the young “There have been press conferences in branch on A1A just north of Castaway closed over 10,000 branches, an average
woman’s boyfriend, Andrew Coffee IV, the past where it may have been better to Cove in early December. of three a day. In the first half of 2017
fired at deputies first and used her “cow- wait a little while, but remember, every alone, a net 869 bank branches shut
ardly as protection.” He told reporters case is incident specific,” he said. “If we In a letter to customers announc- their doors, according to S&P Global
about the cocaine and crack found at the have a volatile situation in a volatile area, ing that the branch at 1500 Highway Market Intelligence, a research firm.
crime scene and discussed the Coffee fam- there has got to be something.” A1A will be closed as of Dec. 5, Bank of
ily’s long and sometimes violent past with America said it was “sorry for the incon- Bank executives maintain that they
the police. It’s a no-win situation, the sheriff add- venience this causes you,” but suggest- are “optimizing” their branch networks
ed. If there are no public remarks, people ed depositors use either their branch in to fit changing customer habits.
Coffee IV has since been charged by a think law-enforcement is hiding some-
grand jury in Woods’ murder. The deputies thing. Virtually everything is public record
involved were not indicted. The medical in Florida, he said. “I think that we’re as
open as any agency in the state.”
NEW TRIAL ORDERED the store by an employee. When the own-
er reached for the buzzer, one employee
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 warned of Grant’s potential dangerous-
ness while others yelled, ‘Don’t let him
on cell. Grant is still representing him- in,’”court records state.
self and intends to act as his own lawyer
when his case goes before Judge Cynthia “This reaction derived not only from
Cox in late October or possibly early No- Grant’s aggressive entry attempt, but pri-
vember. marily from the way he was dressed; de-
spite being a hot day, Grant was wearing a
Grant’s conviction for attempted hooded sweatshirt over his head, gloves,
armed robbery with a firearm was over- and a ‘do-rag’ covering his face from his
turned and sent back for a re-trial be- nose down,” states the case summary.
cause Pegg did not permit jurors to be
instructed about possible lesser charges Since June 2016, Grant has been out on
they could find Grant guilty of before $100,000 bond, thanks to bail money put
sending them off to deliberate his fate. up by his grandmother.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Ap- After serving five years in state prison,
peals found that defense attorneys ob- he’s now living under house arrest with
jected to the way the court was proceed- a GPS anklet, working in the marketing
ing, but their objections were shut down field and preparing his case for trial. By
by Pegg. The appeals court called the court order, Grant is barred from contact
matter a “preventable error,” pointing out with Mark and Barbara Leigh and cannot
that even lay members of the jury tried to go within 100 feet of their store.
prevent the error during deliberations.
The Leighs were out of town and could
Jurors asked for clarification during not be reached for comment.
deliberations and were told “to rely on
the instructions they had already re- Outside the courtroom after the hear-
ceived,” the court noted. ing, Grant explained that he gave up on
using public defenders after he was sen-
Grant was sentenced to 15 years in tenced to an improper mandatory mini-
prison, with a 10-year mandatory mini- mum sentence, and after the court sent
mum because the crime involved a fire- the jury off without telling them that,
arm. That 10-year minimum was also should the burden of proof threshold for
overturned by the appeals court because his charges not be met, they had not only
the court found the state had not proven the right but the obligation to convict on
Grant used a firearm in the commission lesser charges.
of a crime.
The reading out of potential lesser
Appeals court records summarize the charges as part of jury instruction is pret-
case, stating Grant parked his car under ty basic stuff, especially in cases involv-
a covered area at a nearby home and ing felony charges.
walked about 100 yards to Leigh Jewelers.
“We conclude that the court erred in
“Once at the store, Grant ‘forcefully’ failing to instruct on attempted armed
yanked twice on the store’s entrance door robbery with a weapon,” the appeals
with his left hand, while keeping his right judges opined in February 2016.
hand in the front pocket of his hooded
sweatshirt. The force of Grant’s tug was The errors in his trial and his manda-
so ‘aggressive’ and strong that it ‘shook tory minimum sentencing – both over-
the frame of the store’ and alerted every turned by the appeals court – pushed
employee to his presence.” Grant to become a self-taught, so-called
jailhouse lawyer. “I started going to the li-
But Grant never got in the door. brary and reading. I went there five days a
“Unknown to Grant, due to a recent week,” said Grant, 33, who before the No-
‘snatch and grab’ incident, the store’s vember 2010 incident worked as a truck
owner installed a security system which driver and a gas technician.
required customers to be ‘buzzed’ into
The Fayetteville, North Carolina, native
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Add beauty and NEW TRIAL ORDERED a motion to suppress all that evidence
natural light to your because the officer didn’t have a right
EXISTING entryway CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 to stop me. He said I was speeding but I
wasn’t. My motion was denied.”
in about an hour! moved to the Vero area a decade ago with
no college education whatsoever, and no Assistant State Attorney Bill Long
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding training in the law. Grant said he gradu- didn’t have much of a comment, oth-
for every style Glass Doors ated from high school in 2002 and then er than to say that it’s been a long haul
and budget served in the U.S. Army for three and a and that he’s preparing the case for trial
• Framed / half years before relocating to Florida. – again.
• Customize to Frameless
your style Shower Units He had two prior arrests on misde- Two accused murderers have been
meanors in Indian River County before granted new trials in the past two years
• Impact Glass • Etching the jewelry store incident. In May 2007, after convictions overseen by Pegg were
he was picked up for shoplifting and sen- reversed by the appeals court.
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & tenced to time served in the Indian River
Exterior Doors Fusion Hardware County Jail. In April, Henry Lee Jones’ conviction
for the murder of Central Beach resident
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps Then in September 2010, he was ar- Brian Simpson was remanded for retrial
Doors rested for driving with a suspended driv- due to the court’s failure to allow ques-
er’s license. Court records say when he tioning about interracial violence during
463-6500 was pulled over after the jewelry store jury selection.
Regency Square incident in 2010, he told police
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart he was facing some dire eco- Last year, the Fourth District Court of
Licensed & Insured Jamie Grant.
He appeared last Friday
morning in a suit before Judge PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
Cox. He sat in the gallery and
waited for his name to be Appeals reversed and remanded Edward
called, then approached the Gibson Jr.’s conviction for murder in the
defense attorney’s spot and first degree, finding that Pegg abused his
spoke on his own behalf. discretion in denying the defendant’s re-
quest to testify.
Cox thoroughly questioned
Grant to make sure that he Prosecutors obviously don’t want to
was aware of his right to a badmouth the judges they try cases in
court-appointed attorney and front of, but off-the-record, some of
that he did not want an attor- Long’s colleagues and some local law
ney. Grant confirmed that he enforcement officers are quite frustrat-
has no interest in being rep- ed with these serious felony convictions
resented by a public defender. getting overturned on appeal due to
He said he’d looked around for technicalities and having to prosecute
a private attorney to represent them a second time.
him pro bono, but had no luck.
Pegg has been on the bench since be-
Grant wants to actively par- ing elected in 2006. He was re-elected in
ticipate in his defense in the 2012 and his current six-year term ex-
role of co-counsel, and that’s pires in January 2019, so he could run
problematic for many defense again in 2018. In December 2015, judges
attorneys. of the 19th Circuit were routinely reas-
signed and Cox inherited Pegg’s ongoing
Grant thinks he can win this felony criminal caseload.
time around. “I mean I’m ner-
vous, but I’ve studied,” he said.
“I’m claiming that there’s not
enough evidence to convict.”
He says the Vero Beach police pulled
him over illegally. A “be on the lookout”
(BOLO) alert issued after the Leighs’ 911
call said there were two black males.
Grant is very light-skinned mixed race
and was traveling alone.
Appeals court records summarized
Grant’s capture. “A search of Grant’s
person revealed that he had hinged
handcuffs in his right rear pocket and
a purple velvet Crown Royal bag in his
right front pocket. Following the search,
Grant lamented to the detectives, ‘Times
are tough, I usually don’t do this sort of
thing.’ Additionally, from Grant’s car, of-
ficers recovered an unloaded .357-cali-
ber revolver, a black hooded sweatshirt,
sunglasses, a pair of gloves, and a ‘do-rag
type face cover.’
“It looks horrible,” Grant told Vero
Beach 32963 on Friday of what police
found on him and in his vehicle. “I filed
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Jury sides with Big Tobacco in Vero Beach lawsuit
By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Senior Judge Larry Schack presides over the Big Tobacco trial. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD inside of the high school, or when he was
going to visit his girlfriend at her parent’s
After spending weeks hearing testimony which we believe to be clearly improper.” heavy smoker, that they hid the health risks house, R.J. Reynolds’ attorney, Jose Isasi II,
in a downtown Vero Beach courtroom, an While Carter focused much of his atten- of cigarettes, or that smoking can cause argued in court.
Indian River County jury took just hours to health conditions like lung cancer.
find no fault on the part of cigarette maker tion in the courtroom on what the tobacco Jones further went on to successful ca-
R.J. Reynolds in the lung cancer death of a companies did and did not disclose about They argued instead that Jones under- reers in banking, leisure and the hospitality
local resident. the health risks of cigarettes, lawyers for R.J. stood the risk he was taking, even at a young industry, he said.
Reynolds questioned the financial motives age. Jones called his cigarettes “coffin nails”
Six jurors deliberated behind closed of the family and expert witnesses called to as a teenager. Even the family of the former golf pro-
doors Aug. 23, concluding that Demos testify. fessional believed he could do anything he
Jones was not addicted to the nicotine in He also was able to refrain from smok- put his mind to. Why, then, didn’t Jones try
R.J. Reynolds’ cigarettes, and therefore his They didn’t dispute that Jones was a ing in certain situations, like when he was harder to quit smoking, the lawyer for the
addiction was not the legal cause of his lung tobacco company asked.
cancer and death.
Jones was educated and well read, he
This prevented the jury from awarding said. He undoubtedly saw news reports
any or all of the $12.5 million in damages about the risk.
sought by the Jones family.
Yet, he didn’t go to tobacco cessation
Lawyers for the widow and his son mo- clinics or to smoking support groups, which
tioned for a mistrial. were rising in popularity at the time, Isasi
said. He only tried to quit twice.
“We believe in our system of justice and
have great respect for the sacrifices this jury “If you’ve ever had the experience of
made in considering this case,” said David maybe having a little too much to drink
Carter, who represented the family along- one night and you wake up in the morning
side his co-counsel, Jason Odom. and you’re not feeling well, and you look at
yourself in the mirror, do you ever say to
Carter and Odom are both attorneys with yourself, I feel 3 percent responsible for that
the island law firm of Gould Cooksey Fen- hangover that I’ve got?” the lawyer asked
nell. “We know they did their best, but they the jury as he discussed the prospect of
could only base their decision on the evi- awarding damages.
dence and arguments presented to them,”
Carter said. “Who’s looking back at you in the mirror?
“It’s not Jack Daniel’s. It’s you. Those are
“There were many examples of argu-
ments and commentary on the evidence CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
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School District’s budget
draft hides some expenses
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its $278 million budget understand- hidden behind the substitute-teacher
able to taxpayers. line item reveal there’s been a shakeup
in the Exceptional Student Education
According to the line item, more Program, left unexplained to the pub-
than $6 million was budgeted for sub- lic. Although the program has its own
stitute teachers this year, a $4.3 mil- budget page, some of its expenses are
lion increase over last year’s $1.7 mil- hidden in districtwide expenses, creat-
lion figure. ing more confusion.
Vero Beach 32963 asked why the McMillan said all 11 of the hidden
substitute teacher budget was going expenses were “publicly discussed” in
up so much, inquiring whether the budget workshops.
district was starting the school year
with a lot of teacher positions unfilled. The budget sessions, viewable on
YouTube, show Assistant Superinten-
Public Information Officer Cristen dent of Finance Carter Morrison read-
McMillan said the substitute budget ing from his list of “budget impactors,”
had not increased by millions and that touching on some of the concealed
the school year started with only 9.5 expenses, but the public was not given
teacher positions unfilled. Since May any time to question or comment on
9, the district has hired 120 teachers to the expenses.
replace the many who left the district
last year and during the summer. The final budget public hearing is
Sept. 7. McMillan said the items hid-
Later McMillan revealed what lay be- den behind the substitute teacher
hind the deceptive line-item’s title, in- line will be listed separately in the last
cluding money for teacher raises, new draft, making a marginal concession to
teacher salaries, funding for special public understanding of the district’s
education teachers, health insurance massive budget.
funding and other expenses. Also hid-
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Jones sometimes smoked as much as two
packs a day, lighting a cigarette first thing Arguments made by plaintiffs and their
every morning. attorneys in the so-called “Engle progeny”
cases are boosted by the high court’s find-
“I’m asking for justice, not sympathy,” ings that smoking causes certain diseases
Carter told the jurors in closing arguments. and that tobacco companies hid its dan-
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TALK OF ANNEXING SOUTH BEACH
RESURFACES AS ELECTIONS LOOM
By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer tions. Current estimated value of property in
the city is just shy of $2.7 billion, according
Looming City Council elections in Vero to Indian River County records, and annex-
Beach are resurrecting a question that hasn’t ing South Beach neighborhoods could add
gotten much attention in recent years: many tens of millions to that total.
Should the city attempt to annex unincorpo-
rated areas of South Beach? In exchange, island residents could realize
several potential benefits: Increased police
The topic was expected to resurface this protection, upgrading their current septic
Thursday when the South Beach Proper- systems to the “STEP” sewer system now be-
ty Owners Association hosts its “Eminent ing installed within the city, and having their
Speakers’ Forum,” one of the events taking neighborhoods covered by the city’s tougher
place as part of the organization’s Silver Ju- restrictions on short-term rentals.
bilee. Among those set to speak was Vero
Beach Mayor Laura Moss. She’s an advocate Whether the Vero Beach City Council
for annexation, calling the barrier island would back an initiative to annex South
communities south of the city limits “very Beach is another question. Harry Howle,
compatible.” who is seeking a second term this November,
isn’t sold. “Yes, it would bring in more prop-
Moss stops short of calling for a refer- erty taxes,” he said, “but I’m not convinced
endum, noting that residents of the island yet.” Randy Old, who is seeking to return
neighborhoods that lie between the Vero to the Council, is a proponent of the STEP
Beach city boundary and the St. Lucie Coun- system and would like to see it extended to
ty line would have to vote on annexation. South Beach.
According to Vero Beach City Clerk Tammy
Bursick, approval would require a simple Beyond Moss, speakers for Thursday’s
majority. event include Dr. Valerie Paul, head scientist
at the Smithsonian Marine Station, and Flor-
The clear benefit for the city would be ida state senator Debbie Mayfield.
a sizeable bump in its property tax collec-
SHRIMP FARM BANKRUPT trator, has been in negotiations that he “can’t
comment on at this time.” He did, however,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 forward a Shrimp News International article
that provided details of the situation.
via the federal EB5 Immigrant Investment
Visa Program. Additionally, the shrimp farm The article said Florida Organic Aqua-
received a county jobs grant and a Commu- culture had retained Equity Partners HG, a
nity Development Block Grant to bring a Maryland Investment Banking company, to
natural gas pipeline along County Road 512 “seek an investor, partner or buyer.”
to service the facility.
Fellsmere City Manager Jason Nunemak-
But while the facility saw substantial early er confirmed the report, adding that the city
success, having a hard time keeping up with is working with the aquaculture company to
demand for its product, it wasn’t long before ensure the site plan and all other necessary
rumors of trouble began to surface. documents are in place, in hopes of negotia-
tions with potential investors or buyers.
By June 2016 the company was experienc-
ing harrowing cash-flow issues. Morris, just Nunemaker has worked with company
back from Hong Kong where he’d been seek- founder Morris since the entrepreneur first
ing additional investment capital, was ever began considering the Fellsmere area.
optimistic. “It’s nothing we can’t weather.
There’s lots of stuff in the pipeline,” he said, “We have every confidence the shrimp
and praised his staff for “hanging in there” farm will remain: perhaps with restructur-
even when their paychecks were delayed for ing, in a different shape or form. We’re op-
over a month. timistic. Everybody likes to eat shrimp. The
market is there,” Nunemaker said.
“We’re hanging on by our teeth, and re-
maining tough,” Morris said. He also contended that, regardless of how
the company regroups or restructures going
The company was finally able to make forward, it has already had a positive impact
that payroll with a fresh infusion of foreign on the Fellsmere community. Local people
cash, but more was needed to keep the nu- have been employed, with the jobs grant
trient-rich, temperature-controlled water funds paid to Florida Organic Aquaculture
flowing and nurturing the millions of baby on the “back end” after workers were hired
shrimp within their carefully monitored and in place for a specified period.
Also making a “huge impact,” said Nune-
This past April, Morris was forced to put maker, is the natural gas line, which ser-
the company into Chapter 11. As of this vices the businesses along the western 512
week, the shrimp farm continued to operate corridor. Several businesses have already
under bankruptcy protection, albeit with a switched over and are saving “40 to 50 per-
limited crew. cent in energy costs. It’s sustainability, and
[the aquaculture company] is credited with
Morris, according to his office adminis- that.”
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No time to ‘waist’ in fight against overfat pandemic
By Maria Canfield | Correspondent cant health risks. Overfat can affect people sume large doses of sugar in a short period
whose weight is considered normal; in fact, of time.
You may think a healthy body type is up to 50 percent of those considered to have
measured by the pounds you see on your too much overfat may have BMI measure- Alcohol. Some studies have shown that
home scale, or by your body mass index ments that are in the normal range. alcohol suppresses fat burning and that ex-
(BMI) as calculated in your doctor’s office. cess calories from alcohol are partly stored
And while that may in part be true, there is The researchers point out that being as belly fat (think “beer belly”).
another factor that needs to be considered – overfat is directly associated with serious
it is called “overfat.” health conditions such as insulin resistance Low protein diets. Diets low in protein
(a possible precursor to diabetes), high are less filling, leading to an increase in cal-
Overfat is a term coined by researchers blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and orie intake. Additionally, low-protein diets
writing in the journal Frontiers in Pub- even cancer. have higher levels of a hormone called NPY,
lic Health to describe excessive body fat which increases appetite and promotes the
that builds up in certain parts of the body “The [study] results are staggering,” says gain of belly fat.
– particularly the belly – posing signifi- Samantha Lynch, MS, RDN, LDN, a regis-
Inactivity. Even after intentional weight
Registered dietitian Samantha Lynch. loss, a lack of activity can lead to the regain
of belly fat; this can be prevented by exer-
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE cise, either “resistance” (which forces your
skeletal muscles to contract) or aerobic. Ve-
tered dietitian and nutritionist with a pri- ro’s Lynch says, “Brisk walking for about 20
vate practice in Vero Beach. minutes a day after your biggest meal helps
lower blood-sugar levels and can reduce
The study, consisting of a review of ex- your belly fat by 1 inch in about four weeks.”
isting research, focused on 30 of the world’s
most developed countries and found that Stress. Stress itself can drive overeat-
the prevalence of overfat adults and chil- ing, and it also causes an increase in the
dren is “extremely high.” Alarmingly, the production of the hormone cortisol. Corti-
researchers concluded that 90 percent of sol promotes the storage of belly fat.
men, 80 percent of women, and 50 percent
of children in the United States carry exces- Not enough sleep. Studies have shown
sive overfat, making it a “pandemic.” that short or poor-quality sleep may lead to
weight gain, including the accumulation of
“We have a significant body fat health belly fat.
crisis in our country and seeing these high
percentages confirms its seriousness and If you look at traditional BMI measure-
prevalence,” Lynch says. She adds she was ments, it appears that obesity rates have
glad to see the study confirms BMI is not a plateaued in the United States in recent
reliable measure of excess of body fat, say- years; however, rates of abdominal obesi-
ing, “In the 10 years I have been practicing I ty have been on the rise. Abdominal fat is
have never used BMI to assess my patients.” measured by waist circumference: the re-
searchers advise that people measure their
Belly fat – officially called “visceral” fat waistline and compare it to their height. A
– is fat that surrounds the liver and other waistline that is 50 percent or more of height
organs in the abdomen. Here are a few of is an indication of being overfat.
the primary causes for the increase in this
most-dangerous fat; some are more obvious Lynch has simple but powerful advice
than others: for the community: “Buy a tape measure if
you don’t already have one, and check your
Sugary foods and beverages. High-fruc- waist circumference (measured at your bel-
tose corn syrup is the primary culprit; sug- ly button) monthly. This is a cheap, easy and
ar-sweetened beverages may be especially much more reliable measure of detrimental
problematic, as they make it easy to con- fat than BMI or the number on the scale.”
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Tiny implanted pump works
wonders during heart surgery
By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer
Dr. Dinesh Patel is a cardiac
surgery specialist whose skills
are so sought-after that he per-
forms procedures at hospitals in
Melbourne (Health First), Jack-
sonville (Memorial Hospital and
St. Vincent’s Medical Center) and
at Sebastian River Medical Cen-
One of the procedures he
performs is implanting a heart both the
pump called the Impella, which left and
is the smallest in the world. The right ven-
pump, which is usually used for tricles can
a short period while the heart Abiomed Impella Controller get “over-
is being surgically repaired, is worked” to
manufactured by medical device maker an extent that
Abiomed, developer of the first-ever total leads to heart fail- ure.
replacement artificial heart. Indeed, heart failure occurs when
The International Journal of Angiolo- blood cannot be efficiently pumped in or
gy as well as the U.S. National Library of out of the heart. Failure can occur via a
Medicine say these Impella pumps are fast or a slow progression. The heart mus-
“miniaturized, percutaneously-insert- cle attempts to make up for inefficiency by
ed ventricular assist devices, or VADs” getting larger in order to hold more blood
which, in plain English, means they are and the strain of attempting to maintain
heart pumps that are small enough to be the same volume of blood being pumped
inserted through the skin and along the can – in laymen’s terms – simply be too
arteries rather than by cutting the chest much for the muscle to handle.
open to access the heart. According to the Texas Heart institute,
Their mission is to stabilize potentially “In most patients, heart failure occurs be-
life-threatening circulatory problems. cause the left ventricle fails. As heart fail-
Patel says their journey begins by going ure progresses, the stress on the left ven-
in through the femoral artery, up into the tricle becomes so great that it cannot send
heart and then descending into the lower enough blood to the body’s other organs.
chambers of the heart to temporarily take When medicines and pacemakers no lon-
over pumping blood. “Basically,” Patel ex- ger help the heart, patients need a heart
plains, “they help the heart, the left ven- transplant or a mechanical pump.”
tricle, pump blood [more] efficiently.” The Journal of Angiology’s assessment
A quick brush-up on cardio physiology of the Impella pumps is simple and to
might be useful here. the point. “These devices,” it says, “have
There are four chambers inside the proved easy to implant, performed well
heart. The lower chambers are called the and were associated with a low rate of ad-
ventricles. The lower-left ventricle is the verse events.”
heart’s main pumping chamber, though According to Patel, Impella pumps are
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most commonly employed under two sets ARNP Jennifer Konowitz and Dr. Dinesh Patel of the SRMC catheterization laboratory. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
that maybe we don’t offer in this hospital air transport.” cellent care at a center that specializes in
First, he says, is when “somebody has or in this area and they need to be trans- Patel concurs. The Impella devices that and still have this life-saving device
what we call cardiac arrest or cardiogenic ported out,” she says. “We just had a pa- on board.”
shock and the second use is if the patient tient not too long ago who needed a high- are, he says, “a nice bridge for us. We can
has a blockage,” inside the arteries of the ly specialized surgery in Gainesville. The provide the care that we can do here, but Dr. Dinesh Patel is in practice with Dr.
heart. Impella really helped give us that time for then if the patient needs something high- Charles Croft at 1402 Oak Street in Melbourne.
ly specialized, they can still get that ex- The phone number is 321-722-3288.
“For any kind of acute heart attack,”
Patel continues, “what we call an ‘ST ele-
vation myocardial infarction’ – that’s the
name of one kind of heart attack – the ar-
tery is completely blocked off. In that sit-
uation it’s always an emergency and we
have to open that artery up within 90 min-
utes. While doing that, we use this pump.”
Here, Jennifer Konowitz of the SRMC
catheterization lab joins the conversation,
saying these pumps “allow the heart rest.
So it’s working while their hearts can rest
and repair” while [the pump] creates bet-
ter blood flow.”
She adds that the device is typically left
“in for 24 to 48 hours.”
“The most common use is for short-term
duration because, remember, the way it
goes to the artery in the leg is through a
tube – which is a sizable tube – and that
can occlude the blood flow,” Patel says.
“That can form a blood clot while this tube
is in and when the pump is in you have to
give patient a blood thinner. So all those
things could be an issue, you know?”
Konowitz then volunteers that – on rare
occasions – Impella devices can also play
a key role in patient transports.
“Sometimes patients need surgeries
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Bonz: AmbassaDog Kuma is just ‘plane’ awesome
meeting, an Speshul Events an stuff. ready helped some people.
This one man scratched me
They hadda mascot pooch, but she behind my ear, which is my
totally favorite place to be
Hi Dog Buddies! lived too far away. So they started scratched. When I thanked
him, he thanked me back, an
This week I met a ceLEBrity pooch, Kuma lookin’ for Just The Right Dog. said he’d been feeling gloomy
Fallon. Kuma’s a real pretty Black Lab, an you’ll an I made him feel much bet-
never guess what her job is: She’s the Official “Then a terrible thing happened. ter. That made me proud.”
AmbassaDog for the Orlando Melbourne In- “You’re really something,
ternational Airport. Cool Kibbles, right? Last year, Lori’s husbun Bobby, who Miss Kuma,” I told her earnest-
ly. “Whaddya do when you’re
I met Kuma at her Mom and Dad’s pilot was a pilot, got in a crash an went off work?”
shop, right at the airport. She’s there every “I got lotsa toys, but I’m more
day, so she can zip right over to the terminal. to Heaven. One day, me an Mom- into bones. I play with my frens
She has so much energy and enthusiasm, I at the dog park. The most fun’s
wudda thought she was a younger pooch if I my and Daddy were workin’ in playin’ with my little human
didn’t already know she was 10. brother an sister, Caleb an Sarah.
our shop and this lady came in It’s like we’re all puppies! I also
After she introduced her Mom and Dad, watch my favorite TV show, ‘Paw
Kristina and Derek, she told me her story, we hadn’t met before. It was Lori. Patrol,’ on Nickelodeon. And I
which had some sad parts, but also some chase armadillos outta the yard at
happy ones. She just wanted to be around pi- night. It’s my duty as a member of
“My Mommy and Daddy adopted me from lot stuff. I didn’t know her, but “What about snacks?”
the humane society in Fort Lauderdale when “Peanut butter, of course!”
I was just a 3-month-old fluffball. We moved the minute she walked in I could “Im with ya there! Any training
up here a few years ago. I’ve always had a lotta other than the airport school?”
energy, an I’ve been workin’ here with Mom- tell she was sad, so I came right “Just the usual sit-shake-stay stuff. PLUS, I
my and Daddy almost my whole life, greetin’ know how to ring a bell on the door when I
an stuff. Mommy says I was ram-BUNK-shus up an offered a frenly paw an as hafta go Do My Doodie.”
when I was liddle. I’ve always loved playin’ “That’s pretty Cool Kibbles!”
with other pooches an humans, ’speshully lid- much of a hug as I could. Some- Heading home, I was picksurin’ Kuma,
dle humans, an those weird lookin’ pooches soaring through the clouds in her designated
Mommy calls ‘cats.’” how, I knew it’d be OK with her. seat, wearin’ her headset, lookin’ down at the
tiny world. I bet it’s pretty from up there.
“So how’dja get to be AmbassaDog?” I I didn’t ree-lize it then, but the Till next time,
asked, checking to make sure I had extra pen-
cils. airport had found it’s Ambas- The Bonz
“It started when the human in charge of the saDog.” Don’t Be Shy
Whole Airport saw a pickshur of a pooch who
was AmbassaDog for an airport service busi- I had to stop taking notes We are always looking for pets
ness up in the Panhandle.” with interesting stories.
and wipe my eyes. “So then
I nodded and made a quick note-to-self: To set up an interview, email
“Google panhandle.” what happened?” I managed. Kuma, the AmbassaDog. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK [email protected].
“Mommy an Daddy agreed
“One of my favorite humans, Lori, is our
airport’s Director of Communications. Back that I could go through Special Airport Train- with a
before I met her, she thought our airport
should have an AmbassaDog, too, to greet ing to get my certificate, sorta like Comfort buncha Important Offi-
passengers – grown-ups an liddle kids; help
people who are Nervous Flyers be not so Dog School, but ’specially for the airport. cials, an passengers an reporters an photog-
nervous; attend the occasional airport board
But first, Lori hadda conduct an innerview: I raphers an everything! I walked up a ramp
went to her office and we walked right out by with this Very Serious music called ‘Pomp
where the airplanes were! It was exciting, but an Circumstance’ playin’. Then I received my
I remained calm. I wasn’t scared One Bit, even AmbassaDog Certificate from the Airport Au-
at Security, an at the gate, an EVEN when a big thority Director of Operations an everybody
Delta plane started its engines!” clapped and I became the official Orlando
“Woof!” I said. Melbourne International Airport Ambassa-
“That’s cuz I’ve been around airplanes all Dog! I shook paws with a buncha people, an
my life. Me an Daddy fly up an down the coast we had refreshments – pupcakes – an gave
in our Cessna 172. He says I have more hours out dog biscuits for the passengers’ dogs.
in the air than a lotta pilots do. I have my own Now, my AKC-registered name is Kuma ‘The
seat, and my own headset. I love lookin’ out Airport Dog’ Fallon! I have an official ID badge
the window. You should see how little bitty ev- for my collar, shaped like a bone, with a pick-
erything gets. It’s aMAzing! Then it all gets big shur of me wearin’ my headset. Just yesterday,
again when we land. I attended an airport board meeting, an the
Vice Mayor of Melbourne herself gave me a
“So, anyway, I passed my airport training yummy dog biscuit!”
with a school called Off The Leash, an, just last “Shut the Doghouse Door!” I exclaimed.
month, there was this special ceremony for “That’s one Serious Dog Biscuit!”
ME, in the concourse area. It was a Big Deal, “I Know! Right?” Kuma agreed. “An I’ve al-
Light, bright home in desirable
Isles of Waterway Village
5520 Corsica Place in the Isles of Waterway Village: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2,000-square-foot lakeside home offered for $319,900 by
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services listing agent Dan Downey III: 772-713-6314
VOCELLE & BERG, L.L.P.
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Light, bright home in desirable Isles of Waterway Village
By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer green space on either side, providing a of place. The plantings, put in by the de- residents free to ramble. The $337-a-month
[email protected] park-like setting outside the gated com- veloper, were no doubt a hefty up-front HOA fee includes irrigation, fertilizing,
munities. The wide sidewalk on the north investment that will pay dividends by at- mulching, weeding, mowing and landscap-
Indian River County is ensuring the cen- side is greatly used by active people whose tracting home buyers in perpetuity. ing. Tennis and swim wear are de rigueur in
tral part of the county, between State Road heart rate also gets a boost from socializ- the Isles, not gardening gloves.
60 to the south and 77th Street to the north, is ing along the trail. Inside the gates are Spanish-style stucco
growing thoughtfully, evidenced by the con- homes with tile roofs in varying shades of The house has a lake view and is a
ceptual plan DiVosta Homes got approved in The county required the developer to yellow on emerald green lawns with mature stone’s throw from the club house, which
2004, which includes four “villages.” build a two-lane road, but DiVosta ex- palm trees, sculpted hedges and shaped hi- includes a fitness room, swimming pool
ceeded expectations, building four lanes biscus on curving streets. All the lawns and and tennis courts. For golfers, Sandridge
Two villages are built out – the Isles of from Old Dixie Highway to 58th Avenue, common areas are consistently maintained Golf Club, a well-regarded public course,
Waterway Village and the Cove of Water- giving the residential areas a strong sense by the home owners’ association, leaving is 20 blocks to the north.
way Village – and the Lakes at Waterway
Village is close to build-out. The fourth vil- The home’s paver driveway provides
lage is still on paper. It, like the other three, a stately entrance branching off to a side
will be a gated community of mostly sin- walkway big enough for grill-night gather-
gle-family homes. ings.
The Isles of Waterway has 462 homes The layout of the house is a variation on
built from 2006 to 2014. One of its first the split floor plan. Instead of the common
homes, at 5520 Corsica Place, the prized rooms splitting the guest and master bed-
Oakmont model, is for sale by owners who rooms, they are all in a row. The two-car
realized they weren’t using it enough, leav- garage is closest to the road and then the
ing it in pristine condition. laundry room, maximizing the bedrooms’
privacy placed sequentially behind.
The villages are located off one of the
most beautiful streets in the area, 53rd Separating the master suite from the
Street, a four-lane roadway with lush- guest rooms is a “safe room.” The newer
ly-planted wide medians and generous homes don’t have this 2006 feature, put in
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while the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes were The common rooms form an ‘L’ off ic-tile floors add to the palatial feel. and entertainment area. The enormous
fresh in people’s minds. The room serves the bedroom corridor. The front door is The living room is set apart – to the kitchen counter will appeal to serious
double as a master suite closet made of at the crux of the ‘L,’ opening to a space cooks. The common-rooms ‘L’ terminates
poured, reinforced concrete with a metal with magnificent 12-foot ceilings. Arch- right of the front door – but the rest of the with a large screened in porch that over-
door. There are three deadbolts that lock ways, trim, built-in shelving and ceram- common rooms flow continuously from looks the lake.
inside, which would ward off intruders as the foyer into the kitchen, breakfast nook
well as hurricanes. “Good fences make good neighbors,”
Robert Frost said, but even better and
A second master closet with custom more poetic is the picturesque lake here,
shelving is across the hall, but with slid- keeping them as a watery reflection at a
ing mirrored doors. The guest and master perfect distance.
baths stream with light due to glass-brick
windows. The master has a walk-in shower The developer spared no expense on
as well as a tub and two vanities, keeping the plantings. The house has a live oak,
the gangway clear during the work-a-day all manner of contrasting palms and flow-
rush. ering hibiscus trees. The back porch, like
others set back from and ringing the lake,
Each window has plantation shut- will twinkle with low lights and laughter in
ters and some sliding doors have vertical the evening.
blinds making the home move-in ready.
A full complement of storm shutters is Those who don’t like yellow – the dom-
stored in the garage. inating color in this sunny community –
should look elsewhere.
FEATURES FOR 5520 CORSICA PLACE
Neighborhood: Isles at Waterway Village • Year built: 2006
Lot size: 50’ x 135’ • Home size: 2,000 square feet
Construction: concrete block and stucco
Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2
Additional features: Gated community, clubhouse, common
pool, fitness room, tennis courts, hurricane shutters, planta-
tion shutters, screened porch, covered porch, paver driveway,
two-car garage, lake views, full yard maintenance provided
with maintenance fee, safe room
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Listing agent: Dan Downey, III, 772-713-6314
Listing price: $319,900
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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: AUG. 21 THROUGH AUG. 25
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
As August draws to a close, there’s plenty of action on the mainland real estate front. Some 37
single-family residences and lots sold from Aug. 21-25.
The top sale of the week was in Sebastian, where the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot
home at 14041 Indian River Drive – first listed in January for $750,000 – sold for $633,600 on Aug. 22.
In Vero Beach, the week’s best sale was the home at 4820 Four Lakes Circle. Originally listed
in February for $446,880, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,747-square-foot residence sold for
$487,235 on Aug. 21.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
SEBASTIAN 14041 INDIAN RIVER DRIVE 1/27/2017 $750,000 8/22/2017 $487,235
VERO BEACH 4820 FOUR LAKES CIRCLE 2/7/2017 $446,880 8/21/2017 $448,000
VERO BEACH 1744 BELMONT CIRCLE 4/25/2017 $450,000 8/22/2017 $440,000
VERO BEACH 5775 GLEN EAGLE LANE 9/26/2016 $525,000 8/24/2017 $375,000
VERO BEACH 4690 HAMILTON TERRACE 4/7/2017 $455,000 8/24/2017 $335,000
VERO BEACH 5075 HARMONY CIRCLE UNIT#301 3/14/2017 $349,900 8/23/2017 $290,000
SEBASTIAN 707 FISCHER DRIVE 6/27/2017 $300,000 8/21/2017 $275,000
SEBASTIAN 619 CHESSER AVENUE 6/24/2017 $289,900 8/24/2017 $270,000
VERO BEACH 550 35TH AVENUE SW 6/12/2017 $275,000 8/23/2017 $252,000
VERO BEACH 4025 8TH PLACE 5/3/2017 $259,900 8/21/2017 $249,482
VERO BEACH 5949 BUTTONWOOD 8/1/2017 $254,482 8/25/2017 $240,000
VERO BEACH 5030 HARMONY CIRCLE UNIT#201 1/27/2017 $275,000 8/24/2017 $239,900
SEBASTIAN 122 NEBRASKA CIRCLE 4/3/2017 $239,900 8/25/2017 $238,000
VERO BEACH 6405 OXFORD CIRCLE UNIT#101A 6/12/2017 $245,000 8/25/2017 $235,000
SEBASTIAN 102 CRAWFORD DRIVE 7/3/2017 $249,900 8/25/2017 $230,000
SEBASTIAN 549 DURANT STREET 6/17/2017 $239,900 8/25/2017 $229,000
VERO BEACH 7770 15TH STREET 6/9/2017 $240,000 8/22/2017 $220,000
SEBASTIAN 105 ASHBURY BOULEVARD 7/5/2017 $225,000 8/21/2017 $215,000
VERO BEACH 5190 COMPASS POINTE CIRCLE 7/3/2017 $219,900 8/21/2017 $215,000
VERO BEACH 2116 16TH AVENUE SW 6/10/2017 $200,000 8/23/2017 $200,000
SEBASTIAN 674 CHESSER AVENUE 7/5/2017 $218,674 8/24/2017 $180,000
VERO BEACH 1706 14TH AVENUE SW 3/13/2017 $189,900 8/21/2017 $179,900
SEBASTIAN 374 HERNDON STREET 6/8/2017 $179,900 8/21/2017 $175,000
SEBASTIAN 111 S WIMBROW DRIVE 6/30/2017 $179,900 8/24/2017 $174,000
VERO BEACH 2186 44TH AVENUE 7/19/2017 $179,900 8/21/2017 $167,000
VERO BEACH 2485 11TH COURT SW 6/28/2017 $172,000 8/23/2017 $149,900
VERO BEACH 1260 35TH AVENUE 6/28/2017 $149,900 8/23/2017 $141,500
VERO BEACH 1912 77TH DRIVE 7/12/2017 $146,000 8/21/2017 $130,000
VERO BEACH 1335 23RD STREET 7/20/2017 $140,000 8/21/2017 $127,500
SEBASTIAN 6165 S MIRROR LAKE DRIVE UNIT#202 5/7/2017 $135,900 8/25/2017 $125,000
VERO BEACH 436 13TH STREET SW 2/6/2017 $105,000 8/21/2017 $118,000
SEBASTIAN 292 JOY HAVEN DRIVE 3/1/2017 $138,900 8/24/2017 $110,000
VERO BEACH 4775 S HARBOR DRIVE S UNIT#207 5/1/2017 $129,000 8/21/2017 $85,000
VERO BEACH 1116 12TH COURT 6/26/2017 $89,900 8/21/2017 $83,000
SEBASTIAN 331 TANGELO STREET 8/7/2017 $92,500 8/25/2017 $72,500
VERO BEACH 42 VISTA GARDENS TRAIL UNIT#105 7/3/2017 $75,900 8/23/2017 $43,000
VERO BEACH 10 VISTA PALM LANE UNIT#204 6/29/2017 $44,900 8/22/2017
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.
4820 Four Lakes Circle, Vero Beach 1744 Belmont Circle, Vero Beach
Listing Date: 2/7/2017 Listing Date: 4/25/2017
Original Price: $446,880 Original Price: $450,000
Sold: 8/21/2017 Sold: 8/22/2017
Selling Price: $487,235 Selling Price: $448,000
Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Jackie Henry Roberta Turcone
Keller Williams Realty Alex MacWilliam, Inc.
5775 Glen Eagle Lane, Vero Beach 4690 Hamilton Terrace, Vero Beach
Listing Date: 9/26/2016 Listing Date: 4/7/2017
Original Price: $525,000 Original Price: $455,000
Sold: 8/24/2017 Sold: 8/24/2017
Selling Price: $440,000 Selling Price: $375,000
Listing Agent: Claudia Pascal Listing Agent: Jim Knapp
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam
Claudia Pascal Jim Knapp
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Alex MacWilliam
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TINY HEART PUMP A16 FOOSANER FEATURES B3 RESTAURANT COLUMN: B7
WORKS WONDERS ‘WOMEN MADE’ ART THE GREEN MARLIN
Violinist pair instrumental
in students’ string success
Coming Up! Street Studios, Artists Guild Gallery, ‘A Midsummer are 7 p.m. Wednesday at Indian River
Tiger Lily Gallery, Gallery 14, The Oth- Night’s Dream.’ Charter High School and 7 p.m. Thurs-
VERO’S FIRST FRIDAY STROLL er Half Gallery, The Highwaymen Gal- day at Sebastian River High School.
GETS TO ART OF THE MATTER lery, Art on 18th and Raw Space Gallery. age of Dame Judi Dench. Each year, the
Some downtown businesses may open student theater troupe takes an original 3 It’s time to get your lupine on
By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer their doors as well, with art, refresh- Shakespearean piece and turns it into a again, this Friday and Saturday at
[email protected] ments and specials. Whether you’re modern, comic performance, then tours Riverside Theatre. The Labor Day Week-
strolling for the first time, or checking the U.S., performing at colleges, high
1 Here’s a pleasant way to stroll out what’s new and cool, you’ll find the schools and professional theaters. The CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
into the weekend and enjoy Ve- First Friday Gallery Stroll enjoyable. tour is being hosted by the Laura (Rid-
ro’s burgeoning art scene at your own, And perhaps you’ll extend the evening ing) Jackson Foundation. Performances
relaxed pace: It’s the Main Street Vero with a bit of dinner at one of the nearby
Beach First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 p.m. restaurants.
to 8 p.m., along and around 14th Ave-
nue. There are typically refreshments 2 A rare (free) treat is in store for you
and live music here and there along the this coming week: Shakespeare’s
way, and a vibe that’ll make you want to wonderful, magical comedy “A Midsum-
linger. Participating galleries include: mer Night’s Dream” will be performed
Flametree Gallery, Island Images, Main by the renowned Cambridge Ameri-
can Stage Tour (CAST) student theater
troupe Wednesday and Thursday. CAST
was founded in 2000 under the patron-
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The Storm Grove Orchestra. PHOTOS BY: GORDON RADFORD
Violinist pair instrumental in students’ string success
By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer played for the ultra-private ceremony who they’d be playing for. “She just told leading a half-dozen babies and toddlers
[email protected] that took place at the crack of dawn. So
secretive were the bride and groom that us to be there at 6 a.m. – on a Monday and their parents through the fundamen-
When Vero native Jake Owen, the pop when the Ballingers got the call to play,
country singer, got married on the beach the wedding planner didn’t even tell them morning,” says Nicole, laughing. tals of music-making.
a few years back, it was the Ballingers who
“I had to get permission from my princi- “Babies are born having heard their
pal to be a little late to school,” says Richard. mother’s heartbeat. Internally they have
And when a lone paparazzo showed up rhythm. They’re moving to a beat,” she says.
on the shoreline, the Ballingers ducked “When we move with them, play music and
inside with the rest of the wedding party. use ASL (American sign language), it engag-
Cue the violins: Every parent knows the es their entire brain. You touch all the do-
moments. From a baby’s first steps to the mains that they need to learn in: physical,
walk up the aisle, Richard and Nicole Ball- emotional, social and cognitive.”
inger have positioned themselves to provide Perched on their parents’ knees or
the musical accompaniment, not only teach- scooching around on a room-size rubber
ing the youngest children, but performing at mat, the babies and toddlers, who ranged
their most sentimental ceremonies. in age from 6 months to 3 years, caught on
In his 14 years in Indian River County quickly to Nicole’s prompts. Most watched
public schools, Richard Ballinger estimates raptly as Nicole passed out various shake-
he has taught strings to thousands of kids, able, bangable noisemakers, including
dividing his teaching time between Oslo bead-filled hula hoops and plastic tam-
and Storm Grove middle schools, in addi- bourines, and, using song, delivered vari-
tion to giving private lessons. ous prompts to follow. Rattles and triangles
As Richard Ballinger funnels his stu- were traded and demanded, the earliest
dents into the ac- hint at future bat-
claimed orchestra tles for first chair.
program at Vero As the 45-min-
Beach High School, ute class drew
his wife Nicole is to a close, Rich-
prepping batches ard Ballinger was
of babies for fu- making the trek
ture music-making across town from
through the Kind- Oslo to Storm
ermusik program, Grove, where his
offered at Vero’s chamber students
Leisure Square. were assembled in
Nicole Ballinger the school’s spa-
got her training cious music room.
through the nation- Nicole Ballinger holds a Kindermusik class With his time di-
al program, first at the Vero Beach Leisure Center. vided between
by taking online two schools, Ball-
courses and then meeting in Orlando for inger’s string classes have swollen to as
a four-day seminar. Last week she taught many as 70 kids per class. “I delegate,”
an introductory class to what will be her he says, when asked how he maintains
second group of budding instrumentalists, order. “The section leaders are in charge,
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‘Oeuvres’ due: Foosaner
shows ‘Woman Made’ art
By Ellen Fischer | Columnist the art world,” says Carla Funk, director
[email protected] of Florida Institute of Technology’s Foo-
saner Art Museum in Melbourne’s Eau
Forty years ago I asked my college art Gallie arts district.
history teacher, Mr. Fraser, why he didn’t The National Museum of Women in
the Arts offers statistics to back her up:
include women artists in our studies.
Artworks by women
“Because women artists have nev- make up only 3 per-
cent to 5 percent of
er created anything major permanent col-
lections in the U.S.
great,” he replied. Carol Goldberg. and Europe.
I am happy to re-
That is partly why
port that fewer peo- the Foosaner’s current
show, “Woman Made:
ple – male art history Female Artists from
the Foosaner Collec-
teachers included – tion,” is currently fea-
tured in its galleries.
would express such
Funk, who curated
an opinion today. the show, says that in the 1970s and ’80s,
some art institutions tried to address the
More women artists underrepresentation problem by pre-
senting women artists’ works in all-wom-
than ever before are en exhibitions. There was blowback for
the concept from its inception.
being noticed by the
By the ’90s, Funk notes, all-women
public not only for
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their innovative ideas
and desirable works,
but also their ability to shock and sur-
prise the public as thoroughly as their
And yet, enlightened attitudes not-
withstanding, women today continue to
represent but a small fraction of the art-
ists deemed worthy of national notice.
“Women are still underrepresented in
Richard and Nicole Ballinger
just as they are in a real orchestra.” from Rhode Island, Nicole had moved to
In any moments of chaos, Richard takes Jupiter with her family at age 9. She and
Richard had driven with separate groups of
inspiration from his own middle-school mutual friends to a swing dance in Orlan-
strings teacher in Lakeland, who also do. Several dances in, Richard saw Nicole
shuttled between schools and managed standing by the dance floor. “Why haven’t
to create an excellent orchestra program you danced yet?” he asked. She answered:
there. Richard, then in seventh grade, “Because you haven’t asked me yet.”
stumbled on the class by chance, looking
to straighten out a scheduling error. “I was A few months later, Nicole went to Paris
supposed to be in chorus, but they put me with a few of those mutual friends. Rich-
in agriculture, and I knew I didn’t want to ard, traveling abroad on his own, made a
be a farmer.” Arriving at the chorus room, point of rendezvousing. “I first asked her
he discovered the orchestra director, who for a date at the Eiffel Tower,” he recalls.
promptly put an instrument in his hands
– a viola. A year later, after taking private All those chance encounters are not
lessons with that teacher in exchange for entirely coincidence. The Ballingers are
mowing his lawn, Richard was bumped part of Florida’s tight-knit community of
into advanced orchestra with kids who’d Jehovah’s Witnesses. Once they married,
been studying three and four years. He in 2001, they began to minister to the Hai-
went on to earn a B.A. in music perfor- tian community in Fort Pierce, learning
mance from Florida Southern College. Creole in addition to French. Eventually
that mission brought them to Vero Beach,
It was just as he was preparing to grad- where they moved permanently once
uate that he met his future wife. Originally Richard got his teaching job.
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shows lost much of their appeal “because Miriam Shapiro, among others. Flori- Mari Coneen.
we don’t need to separate the work of da-based artists include Brevard Coun-
women artists from that of male artists.” ty art stars Barbara Osmundsen, Nancy Ellen Plankey.
Crawford, Susan Martin, Marlis Newman, Mona Jordan.
The idea being that women’s art is not Ellen Pavlakos, the late Ellen Plankey and
inherently weaker than men’s. It does not Vera Sattler; Vero Beach is represented by
need the handicap of being shown only in a sculptural object by the late Jacquie Fort
the company of other women’s art. and a landscape painting by René Guerin.
That undeniable argument is still val- An international aspect to the show is
id, but with women artists having made provided by the photography of four art-
baby steps instead of leaps toward equal ists: Cubans Liset Castillo and Lissette
representation over the past 40 years, Solozano; Dulce Pinzon, who is Mexican;
Funk suggests that maybe the time for and Teresa Segal, an artist born and raised
all-women shows has come again. in St. Augustine, who with Solozano was
part of a 2003 cultural exchange art project
“If MoMA and the Pompidou can do sponsored by the St. Augustine-Barracoa
women artists’ shows, then we can do it (Cuba) Friendship Association. In 2015,
here,” she says. that group made a gift to the Foosaner of
the portfolio of prints by the women, along
Funk refers to the Centre Pompidou with works by two male colleagues.
in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, institutions that mounted Three notable works from Castillo fea-
exhibitions of woman-created art from ture large-scale, austere photogravures of a
their permanent collections in 2009 and pile of rice, a garlic bulb, and a metal spoon
2017, respectively. resting on a rough-hewn board. The imag-
es are a dignified homage to the Cubans
Here in Florida, the Foosaner’s perma- affected by their country’s economic crisis,
nent collection show comprises 83 works or “Special Period,” of the 1990s. Produced
by women. The examples of painting, in 2000 by the Institute for Research in Art
photography, graphics and sculpture on at the University of South Florida in Tam-
display are by artists of both national and pa, the prints entered the Foosaner collec-
regional renown. There are also works by tion as a private gift.
artists for whom biographical informa-
tion is thin or non-existent. There is nothing timid, diminutive or
otherwise “lady-like” about the group
Artists of national standing represent- of works on display. Visitors to “Woman
ed in the show include Alice Aycock,
Jennifer Bartlett, Janet Fish, Viola Frey,
Louise Nevelson, Dianora Niccolini and
A Special Exhibition, In Memory of James Gibson
Volunteer Dolores Bailey. PHOTO BY: BENJAMIN THACKER
Made” will be impressed by the size and as well as the regional ones.
quality of the works here, a number of Remember those women’s show from
which represent the very best of their art-
ists’ oeuvres. the collections of the Pompidou and
MoMA that Carla Funk cited? They both
And that goes both for the work by the received negative press for trotting out
nationally celebrated women on display second-rate works by first-rate artists.
OpenSoinogn We Are at the Corner of 10th Avenue
The A.E. Backus Museum marks the passing of beloved Florida Highwaymen on the Miracle Mile. Take a Tour Today! 772-562-8491
artist, James Gibson, with a tribute exhibition of his artwork. The paintings,
spanning Gibson’s prolific career, are available for purchase. The Museum Assisted Living & Memory Care l renaissanceverobeach.com
2100 10th Avenue l Vero Beach, FL 32960
will donate 10% of sales to Gibson’s Scholarship Foundation.
This is a rare opportunity to pay your respects to this artist
and acquire a piece of history.
The exhibit will open Saturday, August 26 and runs through
September 17. Museum summer hours are
Saturday, 10-4, Sunday noon - 4, Closed Monday - Friday
772.465.0630 A.E. Backus Museum 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
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well represents that artist’s over COMING UP filled with patrons having a really good
time, from local A-Listers (well, aren’t
the-top, California funk style. It is a CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 we all) to visitors who got “the word.”
Havana Nights is a bit hidden away on
must-see. The red clay sculpture, iced ‘Totally Awesome south Ocean Drive, then a bit more hid-
80’s Night.’ den away, upstairs at The Caribbean
in pastel-colored majolica, is a gro- Court Boutique Hotel. (There’s a handy
end theme for Riverside’s uber-popular elevator.) There’s also a restaurant, or
tesquely enchanting mash-up of pop Howl at the Moon Experience is “Totally you can grab a little something at the
Awesome ’80s Nights.” In case you are a comfy bar. Havana Nights is open Mon-
art, abstract expressionist painting Howl first-timer: a pair of pianos are set day through Thursday from 4:30 p.m.;
up on Riverside’s Waxlax stage, and two Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m.
and Disney-fied sweetness. Miriam super-talented – and often super fun-
ny – musicians face off, with you, the 5 Another sleek and snazzy spot that
Shapiro’s 5 ½-foot-by-8 foot-paper audience, picking some of the songs. offers weekend music is Cobalt,
The theatre seating is set up cabaret upstairs in the chic Vero Beach Hotel
and pigment on canvas work is clas- style, and there’s a dance floor, so you and Spa. Fridays and Saturdays, unwind
and your pals can sing, dance, howl or with live music in the lounge, where,
sic, feminist-friendly Shapiro. The ti- just listen to some terrific piano. This they are fond of saying, you can cele-
week’s musicians are: Howl fave Ken brate Vero’s two seasons – Hot and Hot-
tle of her piece, “Celebrating Women’s Gustafson, who’s been a musician vir- ter – in cool comfort, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
tually all his life. Gustafson was enter-
Lives,” is the leitmotif of the show. It is tainment director of the Bourbon Street ‘Vanya and Sonia and
Howl at the Moon in New Orleans when Masha and Spike.’
appropriately hung in the lobby gal- Hurricane Katrina devastated the city,
including his home and belongings. He 6 The really hilarious, Tony
lery near the main gallery’s entrance. moved his family to Orlando to start Award-winning play “Vanya and
over in 2005, where he now plays at Walt Sonia and Masha and Spike” lights up
Shapiro’s work along with the Frey Disney World Resort and does Howl at early autumn at the A.C.T. Studio The-
the Moon shows. At the opposing piano atre in Stuart, Sept. 2-17. Christopher
and notable others in the show were will be Brian Wilk, who’s had leading Durang’s comedy is adapted from the
roles in dozens of “major motion home characters and themes of Anton Chek-
purchased for the museum by Aid for movies,” Wilk enjoys pointing out. His hov (but you needn’t be familiar with
stage persona, according to Riverside’s Chekhov to enjoy this one). “Vanya and
the Arts, a group that was founded as promo, has been described as “Robin Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the sto-
Williams meets Howie Mandel.” Wilk ry of three middle-aged siblings: Van-
Carla Funk, director. a fundraising arm of what was then started playing piano at 2, and has been ya and Sonia live a quiet life in their
performing ever since. These guys can rural Pennsylvania farmhouse until
PHOTO BY: BENJAMIN THACKER the Brevard Art Museum in 1978. nail pretty much any song you can come their peace is blasted to bits when their
up with. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 Hollywood star sister Masha (who sup-
The works by Florida artists on p.m. both nights. Tickets are $16/$22; or ports them) arrives for the weekend
$30 for show ticket, fire-grilled sand- with her boy-toy, Spike, in tow. The
view exhibits a broad stylistic range. wich or salad, cocktail or beverage, and original Broadway show, with David
dessert. Call first. Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Sigour-
Artworks that stand out for me in- ney Weaver and Billy Magnussen, was
4 Havana Nights is a popular Vero wildly popular, and recouped its $2.75
clude three pieces by Ellen Plankey, piano bar that always seems to be million investment in less than four
including her oil on canvas self-por-
trait – it’s one of the most compelling
works in the show. Three paintings
by Mona Jordan (1908-1995) show
the semi-abstract sensitivity of that
artist to the human figure in “The
In her 2009 Guardian review of the Net Menders” and two paintings of
Pompidou show, Germaine Greer wrote, nude females. And then there’s Fran Knight,
“By lumping the major with the minor, a painter and printmaker about whom the
and by showing only minor works of ma- Foosaner has very little information. That is
jor figures, elles@centrepompidou man- regrettable.
aged to convince too many visitors to the Knight’s painting on paper, “Don’t Look
exhibition that there was such a thing as at My Garage,” was a favorite of mine for
women’s art and that women artists were its tongue-in-cheek reworking of Abstract
going nowhere. Wrong, on both counts.” Expressionism. It is composed of not quite
Perhaps it is the fact that the Foosaner recognizable objects limned in black and
is a small and university-sponsored mu- tied together with dots, slashes, coils and
seum that gives it the instructive right tubes; it is serious abstraction touched with
and responsibility to pull off a show like Smoky Stover inventiveness.
this. And it succeeds. Two monotypes by Knight on display are
In “Woman Made,” sculptor/installa- an all-American, uniquely woman-made
tion artist Alice Aycock’s 5-foot-square groove on Matisse’s odalisques. No passive
“Do You Know the Monkey Man?” of 2002 harem girls, these: Knight’s women are
is a work on paper that at first glance re- robustly active, even in repose.
sembles a star chart. Move in closer, and The exhibit continues through Oct. 7.
you will see the figures of circus monkeys
comically walking or swinging on the The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463
lines that link stars into constellations. Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Museum
Violet Frey’s nearly 50-inch by 40-inch by hours are Wednesday through Saturday
30-inch figural group, “The Three Hags,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
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With graphic design skills, teens will make an ‘Impact’
By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer and singing can be a coping skill,” says Rey
[email protected] Navarro, director of Village operations,
commenting that the program is benefi-
The generous and forward-thinking cial to individuals suffering from trauma.
“Most of the kids who come through this
women of Indian River Impact 100 are program have been through several trau-
mas, and channeling their feelings into
helping formerly abused, abandoned and creating something is a positive way to
work through something.”
neglected teens who have reached the
Sexton, who has high expectations for
safety of the Hibiscus Children’s Village in the program, says their goal is to introduce
socially innovative programs that change
Vero Beach to design their way to a better the lives of the children they serve, add-
ing, “One way to do that is to expose them
life. to things like the Graphic Design Impact
Center. We chose graphic design because
In 2011 Impact 100 awarded the Hibis- it’s transformational in a couple of unique
ways. It’s a white-collar job, and they can
cus Children’s Center a grant of $100,000 earn a competitive salary. The house has
been transformed into a welcoming work-
to develop its Career Pathways to Indepen- space. Kathleen and some of the kids made
a sign, and on Oct. 1 we’ll be ready to open
dence program, which provides Hibiscus our doors for business.”
residents with skills training and career “The Hibiscus Children’s Center grant
met the four criteria necessary for an
preparation. And this past April, Impact Impact 100 grant,” says Brenda Cetrulo,
Impact’s grant committee chair. “It was
100 women again stepped forward to help transformational, had high impact, strong
leadership to implement the grant and is
build better futures; this time through a sustainable. Specifically, our members
felt the Graphic Design Impact Center was
$100,000 grant for an extension of Path- Lou Boccabella, Paul Sexton, Kathleen Knowles and Rey Navarro. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD transformative to the children learning a
technology-focused career, the organiza-
ways – the Graphic Design Impact Center. tion through continued connection with
their graduates after the abrupt aging-out
“We’re thrilled Impact 100 had the vi- careers in the graphic design industry, Part of the allure is that even after turn- process, the Indian River County commu-
nity as these youth enter the adult and lo-
sion to get a group of ladies together to while also honing their social and life ing 18, students can finish the program at cal world with the training to make a good
life and career that will adequately sup-
raise a significant amount of money to skills. Students will learn the design pro- the Village, participate in an internship port them.”
make something transformational happen cess from concept to completed project and potentially work in the graphics cen- Cetrulo adds that they were particularly
impressed by the program’s sustainability
in our community,” says Paul Sexton, Hi- through a five-module curriculum that ter as a paid employee. through the graphic design work and in-
come that will be generated by program
biscus Children’s Center President/CEO. focuses on the elements of design, market- Although the center is not yet fully func- participants.
“That’s very much in line with what we’re ing, development, software and branding. tional, one former Hibiscus Village client is “We talk about numbers of children in
care. We do not tell the story about what
doing as professionals taking care of kids Lou Boccabella, HCC vice president of currently working as an intern with Kath- would happen if we weren’t serving these
40 kids,” stresses Sexton. “There’s a cost to
in the child welfare space.” project management and regulatory com- leen Knowles, the center’s director. that. Prison is $89,000 a year. Then there is
loss of income potential and mental health
For the past 13 years teens ranging in pliance, describes it as “a transformation “I’ve recently turned 18 and am now on costs. When you start adding up the price
for one child, it’s huge. Then you look and
age from 13 to 17 have been provided a of our Career Pathways program, where we my own,” he explains. “Working with Ms. say because they have this program, they
didn’t go to jail, they didn’t end up at a
safe, supportive environment at the 40- work with children to develop their inde- Kathleen gives me a chance to learn new psych hospital, and they did graduate from
high school. With a $100,000 investment,
bed group homes of the Village. But it is pendent living skills, work on internships, skills to use out in the world and to stay Impact 100 probably saved between $3 and
only after they have been given the basic develop career goals and skills to better connected; keeping me in an environment
“These kids have been told ‘You’re not
necessities of food, shelter, clothing and their lives.” I know and trust.” worth it.’ ‘You can’t do anything.’ ‘You’re
nothing.’ This totally counteracts that,”
counseling that they can really begin to The teens say they can’t wait to get start- “Life is like design; there are good and adds Tracy Savoia, HCC marketing and
media relations vice president. “It will give
look forward to more promising futures. ed, with one sharing, “I would like to be a bad choices, all attached to outcomes,” them a sense of accomplishment and self-
worth for the first time.”
And the future comes all too quickly for part of this graphic design center because says Knowles, a graduate of Corcoran
For more information, visit HibiscusChil-
these teens; at age 18 they no longer fall I love drawing; it’s part of my life.” School of the Arts and Design at George drensCenter.org.
under the purview of the state. On their “The graphic design program will give Washington University. “Our program
18th birthday, Hibiscus clients must move me experience and beginning knowledge,” provides youth a vehicle to slow down
out of the Village and make their own way says another. A third adds, “I would like to their thought processes to reflect on what
in the world. do graphic design because it’s getting me and how they’re expressing ideas through
The center will provide a platform to out of my comfort zone to try new things. images and words; targeting audiences
help those young men and women launch It can help me become a businesswoman.” with specific, measurable outcomes.”
Students will work independently in a
classroom setting and one-on-one with
Knowles to learn the software and devel-
op their skills, working on projects from
concept to final printed piece. A print shop
has been set up in an empty house on the
Village campus, with individual worksta-
Casual Happy Hour tions, training equipment for visual pre-
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Their first “real world” project will be
to design promotional pieces for a variety
of Hibiscus events, learning the process
while creating a portfolio of items to show-
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First Bites: Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar
BY TINA RONDEAU ask, as I did, for some bread to mop up the Fried Grouper Cheeks.
Columnist broth after you’ve enjoyed the sweet young
PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
An unusually busy summer of restaurant
debuts in Vero saw the opening last week clams. Very, very tasty.
of the Green Marlin, the newest creation of
Chef Lou Kolbauer, the driving force behind For entrees, I had the salmon
the popular Chive on Royal Palm Pointe.
($18), my husband had the
Unlike Chive, where you go to the counter
to select the ingredients you want to eat, the fish of the day ($18),
Green Marlin is a sit-down restaurant that
took over the large U.S. 1 building previous- and our compan-
ly occupied by the Outback Steakhouse.
ion had the
Headline news: While the name would
suggest this is a primarily a seafood restau- shrimp and
rant, the menu (or, more accurately, menus)
offers something for everyone – ranging scallop pasta
from raw bar choices, to soups and sal-
ads (including a salad bar), chicken wings, fra diavolo
pastas, beef and chicken entrées, and even
family-style dinners. ($18).
Look & Feel: This space has been ren- My Scot-
dered somewhat more nautical since it
housed the Outback, but it still has a famil- tish salmon
iar feel. Walking into the Green Marlin from
the parking lot, you pass the bar area to your was a beauti-
left and enter the dining room, which has
wood tables in the front and then rows of ful piece of fish,
wooden booths along either wall.
Food: On our visit the first week the
Green Marlin was open, we sampled three served with a deli- Irish Stew.
starters (a soup and two appetizers), three cious butter, salt
entrées, and a dessert. and Old Bay Steamed Clams.
For starters, we tried the ahi tuna bomb sauce. My hus-
($7.99), the soup of the day (mushroom –
$4), and a bowl of steamed clams ($14). band’s grilled
The tuna bomb consisted of a tuna loin, swordfish
placed in an egg-roll wrapper which had
been smeared with tahini paste, and fried also was ex-
at a super-high temperature. Seared on the
outside, the tuna was rare on the inside. cellent, served
Served with a seaweed salad, it was indeed
what hipsters used to call “da bomb.” with a Cajun re-
The steamed clams also were excel- moulade sauce.
lent, served with a great garlic
and herb butter sauce. You Both dishes were
want accompanied by a bar, the
side of fresh zucchini, Green Marlin
squash and carrots. offers a variety of cock-
Our companion’s shrimps and tails, as well as large selection of craft four for $36 – are a bargain.
scallops, along with seasonal vegetables, beers. It also has a well-priced wine list. Initial impressions: While we have
were served over cavatappi (pappardelle Service: It’s probably not fair to be too sampled only a tiny fraction of the many
was the other option) in a delicious spicy critical of a server in a restaurant just get- dishes offered, everything we had was
red sauce. The ingredients could not have ting started, but while enthusiastic and very fresh, very well cooked, and very
been better. eager, our server had a fairly shaky grasp well-seasoned.
For dessert, we shared a slice of the of how various menu items were prepared. Our guess is the Green Marlin is in for
house-made grapefruit pie ($7). A That seems likely to get better. a long run.
good way to end the meal. Prices: Prices seem ex-
Drink: With tremely reasonable. I welcome your comments, and en-
a full Ent rées courage you to send feedback to me at
The reviewer is a beachside resident who
dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
pense of this newspaper.
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President? 2 The K-9 or the arcade game
1 Marks for Marcel 71 Ground FINAL X-AM By Merl Reagle
8 Phone trio 73 Orinoco shocker Peace 66 Blows away,
11 Surrounded by 74 Typical Moe-Larry- 3 Sole extension, figuratively
15 Fields and Handy Curly greetings?
18 Pinocchio author 78 Michelangelo sometimes 68 Digs of twigs
19 Gaucho’s water sculpture 4 ___ vital 69 Camp David pact
79 Blood brother? 5 Makes marginalia
source 81 Lucy’s love 6 Play climaxes, signer
20 1960s album, “A 82 Gun site 70 Shampoo brand
83 Actor Tamiroff briefly 71 Finish, as pottery
Whole 84 Bold bird 7 Goes (through) 72 Stunt flying?
___ Schifrin Goin’ 85 Of a leg bone 75 Leno book,
On” 88 Actress Bethune meticulously
21 Loud or tennis star 8 Aqueduct feature Leading with My
encouragement Garrison 9 Tour de France ___
22 Psychoanalyzes 89 Landers on lakes 76 Neck ache
press 92 Weasellike babes need 77 Curative cities
agents? in the woods? 10 “Heavy, man” 78 German article
25 Alice’s troubadour 95 Winter Palace 11 Partner of 29 79 Flabellate
26 The Christian, for residents 80 Caustic cleaner
one 96 Shiite’s God Down 84 Plath’s The Bell
27 Old Pepsodent 98 Cheerleader 12 Winner of seven ___
rival characteristic 86 Indian org.
28 Rallying cry of 99 Chocolate sub gold 87 Cogito
the Truck Stop 101 Gam cover medals in 1972 88 Pizazz
Avengers? 103 Of heartbeats 13 Society’s woes 90 Where rats are
30 Computer-screen 106 Belief ending 14 See 30 Down guinea pigs
symbol 109 Valhalla cheese 15 Why Tarzan never 91 Obi
31 Bin kin, in Berlin 110 What Liszt always sits on his oboe? 93 CFCs watchdog
32 Puccini heroine bragged he could 16 Actress Kane 94 Skin pigment
34 Types eat, organ- 17 Ladd role 97 Rice’s The
35 Sometimes playing-wise? 23 Address: abbr. Vampire ___
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40 Typical Death 116 Kangaroo or Kirk: Jimmy Durante 104 Hypo units
Wish villains abbr. tune 105 Pulsate
42 Italian cigarette 117 Your one-stop 33 Slap-shooting 106 “___ when that
company? friar-costume legend happens”
47 Christening sites headquarters? 35 A single one 107 Cobbler, at times
51 Grindable beefs 119 The first life 36 Passing marks 108 Like drawn-out
52 Closing hr., often preserver? 38 TNT finish divorces
54 The Atlas of Afr., 120 Bay or gray 39 House location? 110 Unfurnished
e.g. follower 41 Good times 111 Stringed
55 Mars, e.g. 121 SSTs cross it 42 Hemingway instrument
56 Name or knife 122 Some dope sobriquet 112 Sch. in the smog
preceder 123 Miz or Six opener 43 Skater’s feat 114 Burg, to a Boer
57 Gas or elec. 124 John Elroy 44 Buck minus 99 116 Showroom star
supplier Sanford, 45 Where 33 Down 118 Pointed-roof
59 Wizard’s familiarly played covering
introduction 125 It’s in the bag 46 Extracts venom
61 Losing 126 Saddle-stitching from
propositions? place 48 Blue Cross, for
62 Certain tackles in one: abbr.
the All-Choirboys DOWN 49 Responsibility
Football League? 1 When 32 Across 50 Leaking sound
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66 Peter Pan girl 57 Marshall Plan’s
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HE NEEDS ONLY ONE LOWLY SPOT-CARD NORTH
Joyce Brothers, a psychologist and author, said, “A philosopher is a person who doesn’t WEST KQ EAST
care which side his bread is buttered on; he knows he eats both sides anyway.” A K Q 10 4 A765 73
J2 K J 10 10 9 7 6 3
Last week, we looked at declarer’s making five diamonds in this deal after West cashed Q98 42
two spade winners, then exited with a heart. What resource did West miss? 653 SOUTH 9842
The bidding was intricate. North’s second-round two-spade cue-bid showed his hand A854
strength. His three-spade cue-bid on the next round was an unsuccessful attempt to K J 10 3
reach three no-trump if South had a spade stopper. AQ7
West, after taking his two spade tricks, should check the high-card points. He has 12, Dealer: West; Vulnerable: Both
and dummy holds 13. That leaves only 15 unaccounted for. South surely has the club
and heart aces and, presumably, no more side-suit losers. West should wonder how his The Bidding:
side might collect a trump trick. However, he should also realize that declarer knows that
he, West, has the diamond queen. But because West has such good trump spots, the SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
eight and nine, there is a chance for a trump promotion. 1 Spades Pass Pass
Dbl. Pass 2 Spades Pass LEAD:
At trick three, West should lead the spade four — a loser, not a winner, when you want 3 Diamonds Pass 3 Spades Pass A Spades
partner to ruff. Then the spotlight turns to East. He knows from the bidding that South 4 Hearts Pass 5 Diamonds All Pass
is also out of spades. What is his partner doing? He must be trying for an uppercut. To
play his part, East ruffs with the diamond four.
Note that when South overruffs with the 10, West gains a trump trick to defeat the
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Vero Beach Museum of Art – Watershed: 23 Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior
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772-388-3826 Refuge of Vero Beach, 8:30 a.m. shot-
gun start at Orchid Island Golf Club followed by
6|7 Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation lunch and prizes. $125; $475/foursome. 772-
hosts the Cambridge American 770-4424
Stage Tour (CAST) performing Shakespeare’s
Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 p.m. Wed. at 30 Hunt for Hope Florida scavenger hunt to
Indian River Charter High School and 7 p.m. fund IBC research through the Inflam-
Thurs. at Sebastian River High School. castcam-
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in August 25, 2017 Edition 7 LEMONADE 1 HESITATE
9 Tunnel to Towers 3.43-Mile Run/1-Mile 8 OVEN 2 POLITE
Walk, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside Park – hon- 9 DIVIDE 3 WAFER
ors the 343 first responders who perished 9/11 10 TREATY 4 FEATURE
and supports first responders/military mem- 11 MARES 5 NOVELS
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9 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 2-mile walk to Sudoku Page B12 Sudoku Page B13 Crossword Page B12 Crossword Page B13 (ON THE LAMB)
fund research through Alzheimer’s Asso-
ciation in Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. at Humiston
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matory Breast Cancer Network Foundation, 1 to 6 up for community improvement projects. 772-
p.m. at Sebastian Riverview Park. 772-589-1140 567-8900 ext. 117
30 Jeans, Stilettos and Pearls Scholarship September 24 | National Estuaries Day 14 Pineapple Party at historic Hallstrom
Gala, 7 p.m. at Pointe West Country House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by
Club to fund Lambda Beta Zeta Vero Beach IRC Historical Society. 772-778-3435
Chapter scholarships for local students. $50.
14 Save the Chimps Member Day - tour the
30 20th Street Jazz Band at Sebastian 150-acre sanctuary, home to roughly
Inlet State Park Night Sounds concert 250 rescued chimpanzees. 772-429-2225
series, 7 p.m. at Coconut Point pavilions. Free
with park entry fee. 772-388-2750 14 OBA Sunset Saturday Night Concert
hosted by 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Humis-
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p.m. weekends at Riverside
Theatre - live music, German food and seasonal 14|15 Marine and Wildlife Art
beer. Free admission. Festival and Craft Show,
Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival and
OCTOBER Treasure Coast Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Indian River County Fairgrounds. 954-205-7813
7 Project Learning Tree environmental edu- side Park to fund scholarships, Project Lifesaver 13 Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp 21 Dan K. Richardson & William L. Ma-
cation program for educators and parents and other programs. Free. Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and rine Golf Classic to benefit Scholar-
of Pre-K to 12-graders, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peli- tasked with raising donations to be released. ship Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
can Island Audubon Society’s Audubon House. 7|8 Special Olympics State Swimming 772-999-3625 at Grand Harbor Golf Club. 772-569-9869
$25. 772-567-3520 Championships, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat.; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun. at North County 13-15 Indian River Birding Festival 21 American Cancer Society Making
7 Replogle Family Award Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. Aquatic Center, plus 8 p.m. Opening Ceremo- and Nature Art Show host- Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 9
at Grand Harbor hosted by The Arc, Indian ny and Dance at Indian River Intergenerational ed by Pelican Island Preservation Society and a.m. at Riverside Park to raise awareness and
River County, recognizing outstanding support of Center. specialolympics.org Pelican Island Audubon Society at Audubon funds for breast cancer research, education,
special needs individuals. $125. 772-584-9511 House on Oslo Road. 772-494-6306 advocacy and patient services. 772-562-2272
8 American Association of University Women
7|8 Treasure Coast Pilot Club’s 30th hosts Amanda Cox’s dance theatre perfor- 14 United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to 21 Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade
annual juried Autumn in the Park mance Let Go, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Noon - kickoff breakfast and check-in and Expo, 2 p.m. registration; 4 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at River- Theatre Guild. $30; students $15. 772-562-8300 at Freshman Learning Center before teaming Pawrade at Dogs for Life. 772-567-8969
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