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08/10/2017 ISSUE 32

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Filling the gap. P6 Mutts happenin’! P8 Classical comedy

Town finance manager named First Friday in Eau Gallie Fab ‘Forum’: Civic Theatre’s got
interim town manager. goes to the dogs. ‘A Funny Thing’ going. PAGE 14

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‘Enclave’ brand Councilwoman
builds a presence sued by county
in 3 communities over homestead

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Developer Mark Fontaine says The Enclave of Indian Harbour Beach is a ‘launch pad’ of the Enclave brand in the area. PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
[email protected] [email protected]

Indian Harbour Beach’s Brevard County Property Ap-
newest single-family com- praiser Dana Blickley’s office
munity, The Enclave of Indian has filed a lawsuit against In-
Harbour Beach, is filling up dialantic Councilwoman Mary
fast. It’s only a small, 13-lot Jo Kilcullen and her former
neighborhood in a relatively husband Matthew, seeking to
moderate price range, but it remove the homestead exemp-
represents the first project in tion from their Ramona Avenue
a larger marketing strategy house. Blickley said in the suit,
also involving much bigger filed in May, that the Value Ad-
communities to be developed justment Board in March erred
in Melbourne and Satellite when it granted the Kilcullens’
Beach. appeal of a ruling against the
exemption, declaring the cou-
The entrance feature on the ple had abandoned the prop-
gated community at 110 En- erty by renting it out.
clave Ave., located off Banana
River Drive, is going in and If the suit is successful, it is
unlikely to impact Kilcullen’s
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 council seat.

As county beefs up “It’s interesting that I am the
security at schools, first person to have a VAB de-
some not comforted cision appealed by the prop-

STORY BY STACI DONOVAN STAFF WRITER Where there’s smoking (and CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
[email protected] oxygen), there’s a scary fire
Neighborly scene
With students returning to STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Indian Harbour Beach resident airlifted after fire. PHOTO BY JULIAN LEEK played out before
campuses countywide this [email protected] all hell broke loose
week, Brevard County School
Board is speeding up security An apparent medical equipment fire Aug. STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
projects to install $8.2 mil- 1 required an Indian Harbour Beach wom- [email protected]
lion worth of fencing, secu- an to be airlifted to Orlando for facial burns,
rity cameras and remote-con- highlighting the need for extreme caution The day Scott Hyatt took a
trolled locks at every school in when using oxygen as a medical treatment. fatal bullet on Oct. 19, 2014, his
the district using the money friend and housemate, Jeremy
voters approved in 2014 from CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Morelli, turned 35. Morelli and
the half-cent sales tax. his wife Angelica celebrated

CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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ENCLAVE the same brand. The Satellite Beach The new subdivision represents the place and three homes being built on
project will be a little different be- only new home construction proj- spec, he said.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 cause it will be more diverse in what ect with 75-foot lots in the area from
types of housing we will be offering Ocean Avenue in Melbourne Beach There will be a visual difference in
ground is about to be broken on sev- there,’’ he said. to the Pineda Causeway, he said. The the relatively small project, which
eral homes. goal of creating the 13 .18-acre lots perhaps means more than just the 13
The Indian Harbour Beach proj- was to keep the land prices relative- homes to be built in the one-street
The community is to debut a new ect will have homes with a minimum ly inexpensive around the $200,000 neighborhood with a cul de sac.
Enclave icon that will serve as the of- 1,800 square feet, but the homes will price point, he said.
ficial kick-off project for three com- generally range from 2,000 to 3,500 “It’s a very small piece of property
munities under the same name. They square feet. The listing prices are ex- “Seventy-five feet is your typical lot so this is maximum usage of it. It’s
include the 103-lot Enclave at Lake pected to start in the high 400s, but size but there are a lot of homes now the launch of the (Enclave) brand so
Washington and The Enclave at Satel- there are already multiple units being being built on 60- and 50-foot lots and the entry feature will be more elabo-
lite Beach, located in the former base designed in the $700,000 range. The there are hardly any of those still avail- rate than would be found at this price
housing South Patrick Shores, said neighborhood will be designed with able,’’ Fontaine said. point normally, with extensive stone-
Mark Fontaine, president of Fontaine primarily a British West Indies archi- work and landscaping,’’ he said.
Development Strategies. tectural style, with most homes also So far, 10 of the 13 lots are under
being built with pools, he said. contract in The Enclave at Indian The entire project is expected to be
“It’s the launch pad for the three Harbour Beach, with seven buyers in built out completely within about a
communities that we’re doing under year, Fontaine said. 

SCHOOL SECURITY “Each school has different needs. will locked. Video cameras and moni- a.m. when class beNgeinwscoannstdrusctoiomn pelawnsi.ll
Maybe that means one school gets tors will be installed and all visitors will unlock around 2:20-PH2O:T2O 5BY BjEuNJAsMtINbTHeAfCoKErRe
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 something different because their have to be buzzed in - but only after dismissal” she said. “This would al-
school needs are different,” she said. they have checked in. Mrs. Hering also low parents to continue to walk with
On June 13, the school board “Gemini is a closed-in school and isn’t assured us that crash bars will be on their children to and from class.”
voted 4-1 to expedite the upgrades, in need of a perimeter fence as much the inside of all doors so anyone can
which upped the total cost of the as some of our open schools like get out during an emergency. Twenty-one Brevard public schools
project nearly 44 percent, or $2.5 Ocean Breeze and Indialantic.” will have a single point of entry where
million from the initial bids of $5.7 Beachside schools like Ocean Breeze a security camera will be installed.
million to the current estimate of The Melbourne Beachsider went to have parent volunteers and visitors on The front office of the school and dis-
$8.2 million. Ocean Breeze Elementary in Indian trict security can view the feed. The
Harbour Beach to see what changes campus all day long. Whether they are Brevard County Sheriff’s Office also
Matt Reed, Brevard Public have occurred there. The lobby coun- dropping their kids off at their class- recommended that each school front
Schools spokesman, explained the ter area has been reconfigured, and rooms, talking to teachers, working on office should have the ability to auto-
urgency. “If you talked to parents, Principal Laurie Hering showed us a fundraiser, reading to students, hav- matically lock and unlock the gates by
teachers and school leaders, the the new locking door system that was ing lunch with their kids or picking pressing a button.
number one priority is the safety still under construction. “The con- them up at dismissal, parents and even
and security of the kids.” struction will continue throughout grandparents are a constant presence. Brevard Public Schools has
the school year, but only after school The hallways are always buzzing with teamed up with the Sheriff Wayne
But hardening school facilities hours,” she said. traffic. Hering said hopes the security Ivey’s agency to implement addi-
with these beefed-up security mea- upgrades won’t change that too much. tional safety measures. These in-
sures will mean a huge cultural and That door will only protect admin- “All doors and fences would lock at 8 clude: improved badging system
community change – the end of an istrative and clerical staff who work for employee and visitor access to
era – for beachside schools, and for behind it, not students, but eventu- buildings,;school and district staff
families. ally, Hering said, the school will be briefings on common threats and
completely fenced in. Plans are to precautions such as locking class-
School Board member and In- have perimeter fencing completed by room doors; and intensified inves-
dialantic resident Tina Descovich, the spring of 2018. tigations by district security.
who represents the South Barrier
Island, voted against the acceler- The main office will be the only way Overall spending on security is
ated schedule and added cost, to gain entrance into the school during expected to remain at about 3 per-
despite school security being a school hours. Parents and visitors will cent of the total surtax spending
top priority for her. She expressed have to check in as usual at the front over the eight years of the tax, ac-
skepticism that this expensive rush desk. From there they would gain ac- cording to officials. “We think it’s a
job is the most effective way to cess to other entry ways via existing big step toward keeping kids safe,”
meet the unique security needs of doors and new fencing, but all of those said Reed. 
individual schools.

FLASH FIRE investigators that she was lighting a
match while using the oxygen ma-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 chine. Police did not address whether
or not she had been smoking.
The Indian Harbour Beach Volunteer
Fire Department 56 and Brevard Coun- The fire was immediately extin-
ty Fire Rescue 63 responded to the 2:14 guished by members of Indian Harbour
p.m. fire at 801 Poinsetta Dr. with Indi- Beach Volunteer Fire Department and
an Harbour Beach Police also assisting caused little damage to the property.
with traffic in the tight neighborhood,
said Police Sgt. Matt Jankowski. The victim is currently in good
health and continues to be cared for at
When police and fire officials entered ORMC, officials said.
the residence they “located a small fire
on the living room floor near some The air is normally 21 percent oxy-
medical equipment used to provide gen. Oxygen is not flammable, but
oxygen for the resident,” according to a fire needs it to burn. When more oxy-
IHB police press release on the incident. gen is present, any fire that starts will
burn hotter and faster than usual.
The 57-year-old female resident, More oxygen in the air means that
who was not identified, reported to things such as hair, plastic, skin oils,

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clothing and furniture can catch fire open flames or electrical devices. ing facial burns, according to the Na- flames and combustibles,”said Mat-
at lower temperatures. During the four-year period of 2003- tional Fire Protection Association. thew Gerrell, vice president of Health
First Medical Equipment.
Candles, matches, wood stoves and 2006, hospital emergency rooms saw Simply put, there is no safe way to
even sparking toys can be ignition sourc- an estimated average of 1,190 thermal smoke in the home when oxygen is in The Indian Harbour Beach Police De-
es and should not be used in the home. burns per year caused by ignitions as- use. “To ensure a safe environment partment has turned investigation of
sociated with home medical oxygen, for oxygen use, patients should main- the Aug. 1 fire over to Indian Harbour
Oxygen cylinders should be kept with 89 percent of the victims suffer- tain a minimum of 15 feet from open Beach Fire Marshall Jim Bliss. 
at least 5 feet from a heat source,

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MURDER TRIAL they think happened by interviewing be associated with “the craziness going KILCULLEN
this eccentric cast of characters, witness on” with the investigation into Hyatt’s
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 statement and evidence paint an odd, death. According to authorities, Morelli CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
yet neighborly portrait – at least before and Milman waited for the “dope man
the night before at Lou’s Blues on A1A, the shooting. to bring the hard,” slang for crack co- erty appraiser,” Kilcullen said.
not far from the home the couple re- caine. Morelli denied that part. Trizia G. Eavenson, the appraiser’s
sided at in unincorporated Brevard Hull, known as Grandma to one and
County just north of Indialantic. all, let Milman crash at her house on Returning to Avenida De La Vista, lawyer, confirmed that no decisions of
occasion. She described Milman as a Morelli went to sleep at 4 a.m.; Milman the VAB in Brevard County have been
The Morellis asked another some- “good boy” who did chores around slept on the couch. Morelli awoke at 8 appealed by the property appraiser
times housemate and friend, Joseph Mil- the house. But she referred to Hyatt as a.m. and said he went to a nearby gas over the last five years. But she dis-
man, to watch their 4-year-old daughter someone with diminished capabilities station for cigarettes at the request of missed any connection between the
while they enjoyed Lou’s Blues. who could get too moody. Justin Howard, another defendant in lawsuit and Kilcullen’s council seat.
the case. Howard faces first-degree fel-
A nice, feel-good story until you re- The tale of good boy gone bad ap- ony murder, attempted felony murder “Neither Ms. Kilcullen's name, her
alize that police accused Milman of parently turned on drugs. and robbery with a firearm, for supply- political involvement nor her com-
firing the bullet into Hyatt and three ing Milman with the weapon. He will munity involvement have any bearing
more into Robert Mell little more than After the birthday bash at Lou’s Blues, be tried in November. Morelli admitted on this suit by the office. This was a
12 hours after the babysitting gig. records say Morelli and Milman strolled that Howard’s mother, Denise, owned decision based solely on the conclu-
over to Mell’s place in the wee hours of an arsenal of several guns. sions reached by the VAB. The proper-
Mell survived and will be one of the Oct. 19 to score some weed. Mell was in ty appraiser is simply working toward
witnesses expected to testify at Mil- Malabar picking up Hyatt at the time. At one point on the morning of Oct. upholding Florida statutes,” Eavenson
man’s trial, which opened this week. The two men waited. But when Mell 19, Milman told Morelli, Howard and said.
Milman, wearing a mask, allegedly and Hyatt arrived, the two men ended a friend that he wanted to rob Hyatt,
shot the two men while stealing a bot- up getting stoned inside the soon-to-be taking his pills. But Morelli denied The issue surfaced in 2015, when
tle of Dilaudid pills at 370 East Riviera crime scene house. Interview reports knowing the robbery would be at gun- Indialantic police confirmed a com-
Blvd., not far from the residence at 260 show Morelli told police that when point and end in a fatal shooting. plaint that the Kilcullens were renting
Avenida De La Vista where the Morel- he went inside he saw Hyatt and Mell their house while residing in suburban
lis and Hyatt rented a room from the shooting up crushed pills. “I’m scared Morelli ended up back in bed, sleep- New York in violation of local codes.
house’s owner, Elvira Hull. to death of needles and that’s what they ing until around 11, when he woke up When notified of the violation, Mary
were doing. They were both in Bobby’s to the sound of Milman vacuuming the Jo Kilcullen ended the practice, but the
Based on Mell’s voice recognition and bedroom shooting up.” rugs for Grandma Hull. Milman left the property appraiser concluded in June
a photo lineup, sheriff’s deputies arrest- house close to 1 p.m. Jeremy and Angel- 2016 that prior occasions of absence
ed Milman on Oct. 22. A grand jury in- Morelli said he and Milman re- ica Morelli, along with Grandma, were warranted an end of the homestead ex-
dicted him on first-degree felony mur- turned home without marijuana. in the back yard. emption, which reduces tax liabilities
der. The state also charged Milman with for homeowners. In Kilcullen’s case, the
attempted first-degree felony murder, Brevard County sheriff’s agent Nicho- Not too long after Milman’s depar- market value of the property in 2016
robbery with a firearm and possession las Walker said in his report that Jeremy ture, all hell broke loose on East Riv- was $294,090, the assessed value was
of a firearm by a convicted felon. Morelli initially lied to police about this iera Boulevard.  $85,930, and with a $50,000 exemption
failed jaunt because he did not want to for all but school taxes, the taxable value
As detectives pieced together what came to $35,930, according to VAB doc-
uments. According to Brevard County
‘Relaxing’of RV code enforcement expected Tax Collector records, Kilcullen paid
$5,548.03 in taxes on Nov. 30, inclusive
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER “Staff believes these changes will on the quality of life of its residents. of county, school board, municipal and
[email protected] provide some flexibility to the code and In the end, staff recommended, and special taxing district assessments.
some reasonable latitude,” according
Satellite Beach officials sent often to the report to the City Council from the council voted unanimously, that the “Indialantic is very aggressive in
heated recreational vehicle code en- Building Official John Stone. city take a less antagonistic approach to stopping illegal vacation rentals in
forcement discussions back to the the situation, first educating residents town,” said Mayor Dave Berkman.“Our
Planning Advisory Board Aug. 2, but Concerning the related topic of code of a possible code violations using door residents don't want it and it hurts
not before making it clear that current enforcement, also considered at the hangers to give them a change to be- our legitimate businesses. If someone
rules are likely to be relaxed along with Aug. 2 meeting, the council had faced come compliant before moving on to chooses to do this and is caught, they
a greater effort to educate residents on what was believed to be an either-or enforcement proceedings and possible will be shut down and reported.”
the rules rather than immediately pros- choice between “proactive” code en- fines.
ecuting code violations. forcement, where city personnel check In July 2016, Kilcullen petitioned the
for violations on every street every day, “We believe that this strategy will VAB to overturn the decision and a hear-
The recommended changes start and “reactive” where violations are re- maintain community standards, while ing was held last October. According to
with a title change clarifying the codes quired to be called in by residents be- preserving the great relationship the the current suit, Kilcullen went to New
are referring to boats, campers (RVs) fore code enforcement occurs. city has with our community residents,’’ York for a surgical procedure and recov-
and trailers. Formerly, RV was used as Stone said. ery with every intent on returning. She
an umbrella term, causing confusion. Partly due to the downturn in the consulted with her accountant who ad-
economy in 2008, in 2011 the city Starting with a heated April 24 work- vised her she needed to be in the home
Front-yard parking of what is now dropped a 30-hour code enforcement shop, the issue has become conten- for six months to qualify for an exemp-
referred to as boats, campers (RVS) officer position for proactive enforce- tious as some residents said the current tion. She did not believe she risked her
or trailers will be prohibited, unless ment and went to reactive enforce- strict code that requires RVs to be be- homestead exemption by renting the
parked on a driveway and not blocking ment, a change reaffirmed by council hind front building corners is problem- property.
the sidewalk. in 2013 when staff reported the policy atic because most of the lots are smaller,
put the city “in a better light.” with less than 10-foot setbacks too nar- “A VAB special magistrate granted
Other proposed changes include row for storage of RVs and there is lim- the petition concluding that Kilcullen
not counting the trailer hitch as part of City officials had contended that ited off site commercial RV storage lots. never abandoned her homestead with
the vehicle that needs to be behind the proactive enforcement is costly and the issue turning on the intent of the
front home setback; extending loading alienates residents, but its support- Many of those residents showed up owner," the lawsuit said. “But rental of a
times and for boats and campers with ers said reactive enforcement puts an and still spoke in favor of proactive en- homestead property constitutes aban-
special provisions permitting loading undue burden on residents, allows for forcement at the Aug. 2 City Council donment. The sheer weight of evidence
on days next to holidays; allowing a violations to continue for too long and meeting but the report on the proposed mandates revocation of the homestead
landscape barrier to be used in lieu of that code enforcement is a city service RV code changes – notably including the for 2016 and subsequent years.”
an opaque fence for side-yard screen- worth budgeting in terms of its impact extension of loading times – obviously
ing requirements. preempted some of the complaints.  Last November, Kilcullen won a seat
on the council. Because of the time

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spent in New York, a couple of resi- things she told me that when physi- lar case ruled that current Chicago “The property appraiser’s actions are a
dents requested Town Attorney Paul cally residing in New York, she filed Mayor Rahm Emanuel met the residen- different issue then whether she is a resi-
Gougelman investigate her legality as income tax using her Indialantic ad- cy requirement for office even though dent.”
a full-time resident. Gougelman re- dress. That’s an indication she had ev- he spent a significant amount of time
searched the issue and decided she in- ery intention to continue her residen- working in the Obama White House. Eavenson said the litigation is in
deed met the residency requirements. cy in Florida,” Gougelman said. the early stages. “Upon completing
The lawsuit will have no bearing on discovery, the parties can then decide
“I did talk to Mary Jo and one of the The Illinois Supreme Court in a simi- the residency issue, Gougelman said. their next course of action.” 

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Finance manager appointed interim town manager

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER Town Finance Manager Elizabeth Mascaro was appointed interim town manager Melbourne Beach might face obstacles
[email protected] last week by the Melbourne Beach Commision. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER because of the recent history.

Melbourne Beach Commission- “The search process is a two-way
ers last week appointed the Town Fi- street with the candidates sizing up
nance Manager Elizabeth Mascaro as the community as much as the com-
the interim town manager, replacing munity may be checking them out,”
Tim Day, who resigned suddenly af- he said. “Candidates look at the tenure
ter almost 19 months. Day’s last day is of past managers in any town or city. If
Friday. In the meantime, a search for there is a history of rapid turnover, it
a permanent replacement has begun.
She is aware of everything that needs to
Mascaro, who told the commis- be done as the finance manager. No one
sion in a special session she had else is a remotely qualified candidate.
no qualms taking on the added re-
sponsibilities, will be paid a salary – Tim Day
of $60,000 a year for a 40-hour work
week, a $13,000 raise. She will also re- At the special session, resident Jean The Range Riders are an organiza- may deter otherwise qualified candi-
ceive $30 an hour for overtime with a Marshall said if you hire local, you risk tion of retired town managers appoint- dates from applying.”
cap at 10 hours a week. having a friend get the job. “I’d rather ed by the board of the Florida City and
go through Range Riders to seek man- County Management Association and Limiting the search to local candi-
“She is aware of everything that needs agers who are an excellent fit for Mel- the International City/County Man- dates reduces the number even more.
to be done as the finance manager. No bourne Beach. It’s very good to go to agement Association. According to Kurt The town will contact the Range Rid-
one else is a remotely qualified candi- someone outside.” Bressner, a Range Rider senior advisor, ers anyway.
date. She knows where all the files are,”
said Day, whose resignation continues a In his letter of resignation on July
dubious trend of town managers leav- 27 giving two weeks’ notice, Day said
ing. Since 2006, the town has had four he was returning to Lee County to be
managers, with the longest tenure be- back with his family after they elected
ing four years. Day’s predecessor lasted not to move to the area as expected
just 17 months. when he took the job. The vacancy
comes as the budget for 2017-18
“The history of our town is we don’t moves toward finalization. 
keep people for a long time. They look
for bigger pay and a larger communi-
ty,” Commissioner Steve Walters said.

That doesn’t seem the case in neigh-
boring communities. Indialantic man-
ager Chris Chinault has been in the po-
sition for more than 17 years.

“We always had huge searches and
people have to sell their house to
move here,” said Mayor Jim Simmons.
“I prefer someone who has ties to the
community and the area. Maybe we
can find a deputy town manager local-
ly who wants to take the next step. Or
a finance person who has ties to the
area rather than conducting another
nationwide search and have someone
who has to make a personal change in
life to move here.”

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Mutts happenin’!
First Friday goes
to the dogs

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Mutts happenin’! First Friday goes to the dogs

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT members. goon just west of the Eau Gallie a pink piglet of a bulldog, followed
[email protected] A monthly event, First Friday is the Causeway. by such categories as most spots
(German shorthair pointer), small-
It was a doggo day afternoon last EGAD Mainstreet celebration with a This month had a can’t-miss est (Pomeranian) and largest (Great
Friday in the Eau Gallie Arts District mission. The intent, says EGAD Ex- theme, Dog Days of Summer, and Dane). Brevard Zoo Executive Direc-
as thousands of locals took advan- ecutive Director Lisa Packard, is to featured a highly unscientific but tor Keith Winsten emceed the con-
tage of a rainless evening to stroll invigorate the Melbourne district entertaining contest for any dog that test and couldn’t help but pet the
the streets with their canine family situated along the Indian River La- had the courage to climb the steps to contestants. “So many great dogs.
the stage. It’s a great way to judge a commu-
nity,” Winsten said.
Zsa Zsa, 7, a Yorkshire terrier, en-
joyed the sights and sounds from Packard said 65 vendors and about
her pet stroller as her owner, Dolo- half of the businesses were open.
res Bello of Melbourne, pushed her “This is the biggest we have had. The
around like a proud mom. “She en- event is really popular and we decid-
joys so much being with people and ed to close the street, rent the stage
seeing other dogs,” Bello said, add- and get Keith Winsten to do the dog
ing, “She’s good when she’s out and show,” she said.
about but she’s a little devil at home.”
“We advertised it a lot more to
Oranga Tanga provided the happy, reach as many people as possible.
melodic noise for the evening. The What really helped was having the
five-piece, “all the way from West most popular dog on Facebook.
Melbourne,” played at the bandshell Over 22,000 people interacted on
as children danced on the lush lawn that post alone. So that was fantas-
and dogs strained on leashes to play tic,” the Indialantic resident said
with each other. of an online contest to choose the
most popular dog based on a pho-
The district’s main drag, Highland tograph.
Avenue, was closed to traffic, which
opened up the space for vendors and When the sun sank and the air
nonprofit groups to catch the eyes of cooled, the good-natured crowd
visitors. evolved into clusters of new and old
friends chatting in the street while
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Of- sampling the vendors’ food and
fice Animal Services Unit is a fre- drinks. As the evening wore on many
quent sight at festivals and was on pups were well past their bedtimes
hand this night with adoptable dogs. but still enjoying their night out.

“We are hoping for a couple of “We came down with friends and
adoptions. We have four dogs with their dogs and saw a lot of things go-
us today. They are a little high ener- ing on and then got an invitation for
gy right now but they’re doing well,” the dogs to audition for a part in the
said Ginger Rymer, animal welfare Nutcracker from the Space Coast Bal-
coordinator. let,” said Claudia Irvine of Indialantic.
“I usually come down for every First
The dog show drew a huge crowd Friday but today was great because
of humans and canines and all be- there was a lot more activity and par-
haved as dogs took the stage willing- ticipation,” she said. 
ly and not so willingly. The contest
began with one of the most diffi-
cult to judge: Cutest puppy, won by

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CAPTIONS 8

1. Lilly Jensen. 2. Jacob Tremblay and Kaci Carpenter
with “Sir” the Italian Greyhound. 3. Dolores Bello with
Yorky Zsa-Zsa. 4. Halee Palmer with Nugget. 5. Dasha
Bondar and Elena Shokhina with Scottwood Ivers and
dogs Shaka and Luna. 6. Todd Gross with Jinx. 7. Tracy
and George Longobardi with dogs Molly and Cajun.
8. Cathryn McCarthy and Scott Ellis.

7 PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

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Green thumbs up for local organic gardening class

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Laraine Scoma organic gardening workshop at Aquarian Dreams. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Basha Doto and Vanessa Chabriais.
[email protected]
ornamentals, butterflies and other
Laraine Scoma has a special place in creatures. “I have been a gardener for
her heart for plants that can survive in 30 years, 18 of which have been organ-
Florida’s harsh environment. ic. It’s a passion,” Scoma said.

As any farmer or serious gardener Class is being held in the back of the
knows, the list of hazards to plant life cottage, in a sleek, purpose-built addi-
is long and varied. Many people think tion with bamboo floors and a soaring
they have no choice but to saturate ceiling with windows high up the tur-
their fruit and vegetable plants with
chemical fertilizers, bug and weed kill-
ers.

But that’s not how things are done at
Aquarian Dreams in Indialantic. Cheri
Hart’s purple shop along S.R. A1A is a
learning center with holistic health
services, yoga classes and all things
meditative. So naturally, natural is the
only way to garden.

Last Saturday, Scoma led a class of 10
beachside and mainland residents in
an introduction to organic gardening,
Florida style. “It’s a challenge in Cen-
tral Coastal Florida. I like to share what
I’ve learned over the years, because it’s
a lot of trial and error,” she said before
class.

Her Indialantic yard is a garden of
Eden and home to fruits, vegetables,

Maria Banas with Bruce Orion.

M.J. and Willie Gonzalez. class in organic gardening and found
the session helpful. “We are interested
quoise blue walls. She began: “Why do in home gardening and we were hop-
we garden? A lot of us are disconnected ing to get more information and tips,”
from where we get our food. We just go Christopher Kimball said.
to the store, pick it up and take it home.
But it’s really great to have clean food in “We have a home garden; it’s a year
our bodies so we can stay healthy. And old. I’d like to get some of that wild aru-
it’s also very rewarding to know that gula. We grew arugula last year. It was
you have a little bit of control. When the traditional kind and it didn’t grow
you organic garden, you’re taking care in the summer. It’s too hot. She was
of Mother Nature and she’s taking care talking about the wild arugula, which
of you.” is really good, so I think we’ll try that.”

Christopher and Muriel Kimball of Not yet home gardeners, but work-
Indialantic were attending their first ing toward it were Willie and Mary Jo
Gonzalez of Melbourne. “We heard
about the class on the Facebook post
and we have the Aquarian Dreams
magazine that Cheri puts out,” said
Mary Jo Gonzalez. Said Willie: “We
are going to have a garden but we
have a Great Dane so we are going to
have to figure that out.”

They said they are motivated by
healthier living and want to embrace
the do-it-yourself ethic. “We’ve gone
down the path this last year of eat-
ing healthier and organic and want-
ing to do some things ourselves, she
said.

There’s another reason to garden,
said Scoma: “It’s fun to watch your little
guys popping up like they’re kids.” 

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Brevard Seminole Club fired up to beat ’Bama!

Loretta Johnson with Frank Fain and Malcom Bryant. Chuck Westrip with Sam Ashdown. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Ron Mead and Carla Hughes with Pam and Alberto Escobar.

Faun and Steve Leachman.

Judy and Gene Shattuck. Peter, Alexandra, Stacy and Finn Baird. Amelia, Landon and Jonathan Escobar.

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Not a raincloud in sight proved a Fain, his wife. with other Seminoles and get riled up
[email protected] double-edged sword, as it was nice There is something of a house di- for the season,” said John Churey of
not having to sprint to the cars in a Indialantic, who earned both his un-
In what often seems like a sea of downpour, but the 92-degree heat vided in the Peterson family of Indi- dergraduate and MBA degrees at FSU.
orange and blue in Brevard County, had some attendees melting. an Harbour Beach as Erin, 8, admits “I’m pretty excited for the opener. I’m
local Seminoles fans are finding to loving the University of Florida thinking of going. It would definitely
that camaraderie is the best defense “We’re going to rethink this thing Gators over her mother Samantha’s be a nice way to kick it off. I’m looking
when it comes to showing school next year. We may not change any- beloved Seminoles. “I’m not a Semi- forward to beating Alabama,” he said.
spirit. thing, but we are going to rethink it!” nole because I watched the Seminole
Johnson said as some laughed and vs. the Gators game (Gators won) “We are here today because they
The Brevard Seminole Club held others groaned. and I chose the Gators,” she said. miss football and they want to talk
a football season kick-off party last Former Marching Chiefs member about football,” Faun Leachman of
Saturday at Howard E. Futch Memo- Busy checking in guests and hand- Samantha Peterson said she “started Melbourne said of club members.
rial Park at Paradise Beach in Indi- ing out door prize tickets was Dr. as a biology major and graduated as
alantic in a pavilion just steps from Frank Fain, a longtime Florida State a music education major. And now “Alabama’s not immortal. I think
the ocean. University booster. I’m a CT tech at Holmes Regional we’ll have a good game plan. Jimbo
Medical Center in Melbourne,” add- (Fisher) is a real good coach,” said
“Today, this is the club giving back “He’s vice president. Frank was na- ing, “any time I can be around other husband Steve Leachman. The couple
to members. We pay for the food and tional booster president back in the FSU alumni, I’m all for it.” have been together since meeting in
beer and they just come and bring a ’90s. We have been big supporters the dorms at FSU in 1973.
side dish. We have several nice door of Florida State forever. He and his Football is on their minds and the
prizes today, everything from T- three sisters went to Florida State, season-opener against powerhouse The 40-year-old club will be hosting
shirts to football game tickets,” said our four children and a daughter- Alabama on Sept. 2 in Atlanta has football watch parties in a number of
Bill Johnson, president of the club law went to Florida State. I’m from club members talking. locations in Brevard. For more infor-
and owner of MeMaw’s Bar-B-Q in Michigan but I’m probably as much mation on times and locations, visit
Indian Harbour Beach. Seminole as anybody,” said Jo Ann “I’m out here today to hang out the club’s Facebook page. 



CLASSICAL COMEDY:
CIVIC THEATRE’S GOT
A ‘FUNNY THING’ GOING

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Fab ‘Forum’: Civic Theatre’s got a ‘Funny Thing’ going

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT said. “But it’s a great little every instrument used in the score.
[email protected]
part. Peg had the oppor- “She loves it, though,” Dickman said.
One of the funniest and most endur-
ing musical comedies is bound to bring tunity to cast new people. “And having her as the music director
out the laughs on Friday when Mel-
bourne Civic Theatre opens “A Funny I’d done the show and said at the same time allows her to finesse
Thing Happened on the Way to the Fo-
rum.” The Geminae – Michelle Quenzel & Chelsea Morgan with I’d be happy to take it. the musical numbers.”
Miles Gloriosus – Michael Paul in center. PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Written in 1962 by Burt Shevelove “As small a role that it is, Also working behind the scenes is
and Larry Gelbart with music and lyr- you can have a ball with choreographer Heather McFarland
ics by Stephen Sondheim, “Forum,”
as it’s known in theater-speak, is pure it and make it hilarious. Mowad and her sister, Holly Karnes,
farce, which found its inspiration in an-
cient Roman comedies. The axiom of ‘There are who is the stage manager – the per-

And still, it has legs. no small parts’ is really son responsible for running the per-
Set in ancient Rome, the award-
winning musical comedy follows the true in this case.” formances.
comic exploits of Pseudolus, a slave
seeking his freedom. He contrives a Part of the theater lore Scenic and lighting designer Alan
convoluted plan that when it meets
with obstacles, ratchets up the plot connected with “Forum” Selby has created the setting of three
twists into quite a knot.
Finding that comic sweet spot as concerns the show’s neighboring houses squeezed into the
Pseudolus is actor Rob Dickman. This
production marks the third time he opening musical number. tight acting space at the 93-seat theatre
has taken on the role. He said director
Peg Girard was worried he was bring- In 1962, after a weeks where, yes, actors sing and dance.
ing too many shticks from the other
two times, the most recent of which of pre-Broadway tryouts Selby’s wife, artist and actress Na-
was 15 years ago.
But Dickman, a veteran stage per- out of town, two theater dine Antaillia, was charged with mak-
former with an operatic voice to boot,
laughed out loud at that thought: “I legends – producer Har- ing a bust to represent the character of
don’t remember those!”
Comedy done right is a delicate bal- old Prince and director Domina. She’s the tough, overbearing
ance for all 19 characters in the show,
Dickman said. George Abbott – were wife who cries out to her slave, “Carry
“You could fall flat on your face with
it,” he said. “You don’t go for the laugh. worried. Something was my bust with pride!”
You let the words and action get the
laughs for you. I’m not out there milk- wrong with the show In 1962, the show won director Ab-
ing laughs, but at the same time, you
play it big and over the top.” and they didn’t know bott an Outer Critics Circle Award
It all goes back to vaudeville, Dick-
man said. what it was. and Tony Awards for Abbott, Prince,
“It’s fast and smart,” he said. “The
first time reading the script, I said, They turned to another Shevelove and Gelbart, and actors
‘What is this?’ On paper, you don’t re-
ally see the comedy until it comes out theater legend, choreog- Zero Mostel and David Burns. Mostel
of your mouth. The speed and timing
get into it. Then you have fun with it.” rapher/director Jerome and fellow cast member Jack Gilford
Under Girard’s direction, Dickman
has discovered that his character is Robbins, for help. He re-created their Broadway roles in
like a used car salesman, always on the
hustle, looking at how he can better his pointed to the original the 1966 movie directed by Richard
own station in life.
“He will work any angle so that he opening number as be- Lester.
can get what he wants,” Dickman
said. “The comic delivery is better ing out of place because The awards didn’t stop there. In 1972,
when you can have that sleaziness go-
ing on with it.” it didn’t set up the vaude- a revival won Tony Awards for Larry
As if channeling Pseudolus himself,
he quickly added: “Wait, I hate using ville humor. Blyden and Phil Silvers, who famously
the word sleazy. It’s not sleazy.”
While Dickman is a veteran of the wore his thick, large-framed
show, this is Girard’s first time direct-
ing it. Known for her keen ability at directing farce, Girard said the show Panacea – Heather Mowad, Tintinabula – Sandy Ganio ,Marcus Lycus eyeglasses while playing
needs a strong vaudeville style to make – Jonathan Andrews, Vibrata – Jessica Foix, The Geminae – Michelle Pseudolus. In 1995, the cel-
it sing. ebrated Nathan Lane won a
Quenzel & Chelsea Morgan, Gymnasia – Nancy Matican-Bock.

PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER

“If it’s not executed well it can go Tony, a Drama Desk Award

wrong and be too hammy,” she said. and an Outer Critics Circle

Typically, the vaudevillian style Award for his portrayal of

doesn’t end up with great one-liners. Pseudolus. The director of

Instead, the laugh lines are the rim that production, Jerry Zaks,

shot lines following a bigger set-up. It also received the Outer Crit-

also uses repetition to create silly dia- ics Circle Award.

logue, but in the right hands, can be Girard says Forum con-

sublimely funny. tinues to reap all this ac-

It hits the right spot when the per- claim and interest because

formers have fun with one another. its humor has universal

Then, she said, the fun is contagious. truths to it. “It’s the wants

But first, the cast has to be comfy and needs of all human be-

with each other. And with this show, ings,” she said. “The charac-

about half of the cast are newcomers. ters want freedom, love and

So Girard treats them to some home understanding. Sometimes

cooked dinner and wine – after the re- So Sondheim spent a week compos- how we go about getting these things

hearsal, that is. “That way everybody ing and writing and came up with the lead to humorous situations.”

feels more comfortable around each classic “Comedy Tonight” to open the

other,” she said. show. The lighthearted, spirited num- “A Funny Thing Happened on the

“It takes a while to build a rapport ber set the stage perfectly for the farce Way to the Forum” opens Friday and

with one another,” said Girard’s hus- that ensues. Ironically, “Comedy To- runs through Sept. 17 at Melbourne

band, Terrence. night” became the show’s hallmark Civic Theatre, 817 Strawbridge Ave.,

He plays the role of Erronius, a bit musical number. Melbourne. It performs 8 p.m. Fridays

part, really, with only a few walk-ons. Bringing the music to life in the Mel- and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays and

But given Terrence Girard’s status in bourne Civic Theatre production is Saturday, Sept. 2. Several Sunday mat-

Brevard theater, his role should be con- Dickman’s wife, Kimberly. As music di- inees are already sold out. Tickets are

sidered a cameo performance. “I’m on rector, she has taken the score and, on $29 to $31, plus handling. Call 321-723-

stage for maybe seven minutes,” he a MIDI system, has digitally recorded 6935 or visit MyMCT.org. 

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Coming Up: ‘Summer of Love’ features top talent

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER this Sinbad isn’t a sailor: He says he 4 If you love dogs and art
[email protected] got his comedic start in the Air Force you should really en-
where he was a boom operator during
1 The dynamic Space Coast Sym- in-flight refueling. The actor/comedi- joy dogs IN art, the subject
phony Orchestra will pres- an originally known as David Adkins
hales from Benton Harbor, Michi- of the current exhibition at
gan, and is known for films such
ent its “Summer of Love” concert at as “House Guest,” co-starring (the the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
late) Phil Hartman; “First Kid”; and
Eastminster Presbyterian Church “Jingle All the Way,” opposite Arnold in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie
Schwarzenegger. Sinbad also has sev-
in Indialantic this Friday. The excit- eral TV shows and specials under his Art District (EGAD). The
belt and, according to Wikipedia, he
ing program brings together, for the was named one of Comedy Central’s aptly-named exhibit,“Best
“100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”
first time, two world-renowned mu- He says he chose his nom de stage be- in Show” features – no sur-
cause the fictional Sinbad “… could
sicians: Taiwanese-American pianist hang out with rogues and with kings. prise – dog-centric art of all
He didn’t have the strength of Her-
Steven Lin and Ecuadorian cellist cules, but he could outwit anyone.” kinds. A portion of any work
Sinbad sure can spin some tales, and
Francisco Vila-Haas. Lin, a Juilliard gleans most of them from “everyone sold from the exhibit will go
he meets, everything he’s seen, and
alum, was applauded by the New York everything he’s done.” Likely because to the Central Brevard Hu-
he’s the son of a preacher, Sinbad’s
Times for his unshakable confidence performances can be profound with- mane Society. Nice idea.
out turning profane. Tickets start at
when he continued to play though $29.50, and show time is 8 p.m. “Best in Show” continues

an earthquake that struck during through Aug. 26.

his performance in a competition in

Sendai, Japan. The Times calls his Category 5 and the Storm Horns.

work ”elegant” and notes he “sailed

through the virtuoso challenges of

Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody N. 6.”

Vila-Haas was only 8 when he was

first introduced to the cello, and 14

when he performed his first orches-

tra solo. Since then, he has performed

throughout Europe, North and South

America. Vila-Haas has appeared as 5 Riverside Theatre’s
tres popular Live in
a soloist with numerous orchestras,

including the Houston Symphony, the Loop free, outside con-

Liège Royal Philharmonic, Indiana 3 Hey there, jazz aficionados. If certs continue this Friday
Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach
University Philharmonic, the Cen- and Saturday with a pair

tral Florida Orchestra and all princi- is not yet on your Places To Go For Great of bands and another op-

pal orchestras in his native Ecuador. Jazz list yet, it should be. A popular portunity to – as Riverside

On Friday, Vila-Haas will open the hangout out for jazz lovers and musi- suggests – hang out, rock

concert with Bach’s beautiful Cello cians since the ’90s, this restaurant/ Michelle Mailhot. out and/or chill out; not a

Suite No. 1, followed by Lin perform- jazz club has live music with a super taught at the Phil Mattson Workshops, bad suggestion after melt-
Disney Sings Workshops, and Zegree
ing thrilling Waldstein Sonata by troupe of regulars Wednesday through Vocal Jazz Camps; has adjudicated for ing through a long, hot
festivals throughout the world; and is
Beethoven. The program continues Saturday. Thursdays you’ll enjoy dy- a frequent performer at Walt Disney summer day. Live in the
World and a featured vocalist on sev-
with Schumann’s “Five Songs in Folk namic and charming Sybil Gage, whose eral Disney recordings. Not only that, Loop is nicely set up right on the the-
her Off-Broadway show in New York
Style”; “Dvorak’s “Romantic Piece, New Orleans roots, including hats and City won her a Drama Desk Award and, atre campus, and all you have to do
when she’s not busy elsewhere, she
No. 1”; Saint Saen’s “The Swan”; and boas, flavor every performance. Sun- teaches jazz (what else?) at Rollins and is bring your lawn chair. This Friday,
Valencia College. Show time is 8:30 p.m.
Davidoff’s “At the Fountain.” The days, there’s jazz to the rafters at an Professor Pennygoode and the Mighty
‘Best in Show.’
concert begins at 7:30 p.m. open jam session. Featured artists per- Flea Circus comes to town with their

own unique, non-stop “swingabilly”

sound. Saturday, you’ll hear Category

5 and the Storm Horns (guitar, bass,

sax, trombone and trumpet) playing

R&B, classic rock and swing. No ticket

is required to come out and enjoy the

music. Riverside

brings in a differ-

ent band, with a

different sound,

each night – rock,

island music, folk

rock, blues, coun-

try, bluegrass,

rockabilly, you

name it. No coolers

or “outside food”

is allowed, but not

to worry, there’s a

full bar, fire-grilled

2 Sinbad sails into the King Center form on certain Fridays and Saturdays sammies and treats
in Melbourne this Saturday with as well. For example, next Friday, Aug.
18, multi-faceted jazz talent Michelle you can purchase.
Mailhot will take the stage. Mailhot has
a cargo of laughs and stories, and Music is from 6

does he have stories to tell. Actually, p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 





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CAN THE NEW SECRETARY-GENERAL

António Guterres, who took over cated. And famine, while still a dev- improved governance and crisis in- when preventive intervention might
as United Nations secretary-general astating by-product of man-made in- tervention so that by last year, when have averted the loss.
early this year, acknowledges that the stability, has largely been eliminated drought again struck, the crisis did
world community has made encour- within poor yet stable countries. not escalate to famine levels. In other words, with everything the
aging progress in improving people’s 21st century offers, we should be do-
lives over recent decades. Just two examples: Malaysia re- Still, Guterres, the former prime ing even better.
duced poverty levels from about half minister of Portugal and past head of
Since 1990, extreme poverty has the population in 1970 to under 10 the U.N. refugee agency, is dissatis- Consequently, Guterres has taken
declined by well more than half; more percent in 2000, allowing the coun- fied. The rate of that progress is too the helm of the United Nations more as
children – notably girls – are going to try to focus on eradicating poverty slow, he repeatedly asserts, and con- a disrupter than a tweaker. He is mov-
school and staying there longer; and by 2030. And Ethiopia, devastated flicts are allowed to set back too many ing forward with a reform agenda that
fearsome diseases are being eradi- by drought-caused famine in 1984, countries and destroy too many lives aims to peel away decades of accumu-
lated bureaucratic practices, shift from

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top-down to bottom-up management humanity’s core challenges and im- hundreds of millions of people are In what is very likely music to do-
of humanitarian and development proves more people’s lives. still destitute. Between 2000 and 2015, nor countries’ ears, he adds that “the
programs, and empower local political global maternal mortality declined role of the U.N. is to help with strate-
leaders and U.N. representatives at the For some senior U.N. officials, it by 37 percent and the mortality rate gies and help coordinate efforts, but
expense of higher-level bureaucrats. is in fact the progress the world has among children under five fell by 44 at the end of the day it’s the national
made since U.N. member countries percent. Still, in 2015 some 303,000 governments that are responsible for
And Guterres is doing this at a mo- adopted a set of basic development women died during pregnancy or their own programs and develop-
ment when the United States, which goals in 2000 that has given a taste of childbirth, and nearly 6 million chil- ment progress. We are responsible for
has spearheaded U.N. activities since what can be accomplished. That, they dren under age 5 died. achieving these goals.”
the world body’s creation in 1945, is say, has fed a growing determination
pulling back from its global leadership to do more, faster. Moreover, while overall develop- Guterres says there is “no time to
role and cutting its U.N. funding. ment assistance increased, bilateral lose” to make the changes necessary
“The secretary-general is impatient assistance to the world’s least-devel- to facilitate more rapid progress on
So far, the Trump administration is with progress because he has expe- oped countries actually fell by nearly the U.N..’s 2030 goals, and many U.N.
showing signs of strong support for rience with the urgency of achiev- 10 percent – suggesting a potential officials and outside experts concur
robust humanitarian assistance, U.N. ing progress,” says Thomas Gass, the onslaught of donor fatigue. that he is right about that, for a num-
officials say, but less enthusiasm for U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for ber of reasons.
maintaining levels of support for long- policy coordination and inter-agency Guterres has some ideas for address-
term development programs. affairs, referring to Guterres’s decade ing the gaps and speeding up progress. For one, a new secretary-general,
as high commissioner for refugees. One is a “funding compact” that would like a president, tends to benefit from
Still, in some ways the new U.S. pair sustained and even increased a honeymoon period to get things
stance fits with the Guterres goals of “But he’s not the only one who spending for development programs done, some say. Others note that un-
greater efficiency and agility, and of en- is impatient,” he adds. “I think the with commitments from receiving en- foreseen crises tend to come along to
abling U.N. member states, in particu- member states have seen what they tities, including countries, to achieve throw things off course.
lar poor and least-developed countries, have already accomplished, there is greater efficiency, “value for money,”
to do more for themselves. a sense of a window of opportunity to and verifiable reporting of results. “When Ban [Ki-moon] came in, no
go farther and accomplish more, and one knew then that the Syria crisis
But what sets apart the Guterres vi- that is energizing.” Another proposal is to empower would burst on the scene and end up
sion for U.N. reform is that it is present- U.N. country representatives in the dominating directly and indirectly so
ed not as a necessary evil in an era of The measurable progress the world field by shifting greater authority to much of the international agenda,”
tightening resources. Rather, it is a nec- made in accomplishing basic goals the experts on the ground and away says U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan
essary and positive element of the effort like reducing extreme poverty and from the U.N.’s centralized bureau- Haq, referring to Guterres’s prede-
to accelerate the attainment of those hunger was part of the impetus for cracies. cessor. “I think [Guterres] knows he
universal goals, such as ending extreme the even more ambitious Sustainable needs to strike while he can.”
poverty and avoidable infant mortality, Development Goals adopted in 2015 Some U.N. agencies and countries
and educating all the world’s children. – aiming among other things to “end have been cool to these ideas, but others Then there is the “window of oppor-
poverty and hunger” by 2030. – particularly the least-developed coun- tunity” that Gass, the assistant secre-
“This is an institution that over its 70 tary-general, says has been opened by
years of existence has not been able to what he sees as a period of “extraor-
reform itself, but now with Guterres we dinary multilateralism” that he dates
have at the top someone saying that from the emergency response to the
changing how we do things wouldn’t 2008 financial crisis to the adoption
just be a nice thing, but is in fact essen- of the 2015 Sustainable Development
tial if we want to continue the progress goals and the Paris Climate Accord.
in development,” says Ursula Mueller,
the U.N.’s new assistant-secretary-gen- But Gass cautions that the world, in
eral for humanitarian affairs. its impatience for progress, is not go-
ing to wait for the U.N. to reform itself.
Even as a candidate for the U.N.’s He insists that other entities – public
top job, and then upon taking the and private, from countries to busi-
helm in January, Guterres has not ness, universities, and groups of teach-
shied away from designating a top- ers and farmers – are already pressing
heavy and clogged bureaucracy as ahead to achieve the goals of eliminat-
part of the problem. ing poverty and hunger and enhancing
every individual’s right to pursue ful-
The U.N. “needs to be nimble, effi- fillment.
cient, and effective. It must focus more
on delivery and less on process, more “The reform effort is part of it, but
on people and less on bureaucracy,” he the larger global community’s pursuit
said after taking the oath of office be-

SHAKE UP THE BUREAUCRACY?

fore the 193-member General Assem- Guterres is seeking to use those am- tries the changes are designed to benefit of what is really a universal plan to im-
bly of U.N. nations. Looking at U.N. bitious goals to make the case for his – have shown enthusiastic support. prove people’s lives won’t wait for the
rules and regulations, he said, “one reform agenda. reform of the U.N. system,” he says.
might think some of them were de- “There are a lot of silos and over-
signed to prevent, rather than enable, “The clock is ticking,” he said this laps in the U.N. agencies and at the “Everybody wants better institu-
the effective delivery of our mandates” week in issuing the annual report on country level, and the secretary-gen- tions to help them along, and that
to secure global peace and prosperity. progress toward reaching global goals. eral’s reform process is designed to puts positive pressure on the reform
“The rate of progress in many areas is address that,” says Masud Bin Mo- efforts,” Gass says. “But this broad
One thing Guterres has going in his far slower than needed to meet the men, the Bangladeshi ambassador and very diverse push forward towards
favor: He is not alone with his impa- targets by 2030.” to the U.N., who is also chair of the these universal goals is not going to
tience to see the world community ac- General Assembly’s Least Developed wait to see whether the U.N. reform
celerate the rate at which it addresses The report shows that despite im- Countries (LDC) Group. happens or not.” 
pressive gains in reducing poverty,

PROTECT YOURSELF – AND OTHERS – Everyone over the age of 6 months should receive the seasonal in-
AGAINST THE FLU fluenza vaccine. Vaccination campaigns usually focus on people who
are at high risk of serious complications if they catch the flu, such as
Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is an infectious disease the elderly and people living with chronic illnesses (such as asthma,
caused by an influenza virus. diabetes, heart and/or lung disease), pregnant women and or people
with weakened immune systems, as well as healthcare workers.
There are different types of flu – each with its own viral strain
that replicates and changes independently. Because influenza is a WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU?
rare type of virus that is constantly changing, your flu vaccination
needs to be continually updated. The most common symptoms include: high fever, runny nose,
sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing and feeling tired.
Each year’s influenza vaccine contains three strands of the virus, These symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the vi-
as determined by the World Health Organization (WHO). A global rus and most last less than a week. The cough, however, may last
network of scientists surveys the virus’s mutations over the course for more than two weeks. While it is uncommon for adults to expe-
of a year. They hold two vaccine strategy meetings each year; one rience nausea and vomiting, children sometimes do.
for the Northern Hemisphere usually in February, and the other
for the Southern Hemisphere usually in September. As soon as CAN I GET THE FLU VACCINE AS A NASAL SPRAY
WHO announces which influenza subtypes should be targeted by INSTEAD OF A SHOT?
the vaccine, medical labs work fervently to develop a vaccine. They
must get the vaccine approved by the FDA by the spring, and pro- For individuals between 2 and 49 years of age, flu vaccinations
duced by August so it can be administered between October and can be administered via nasal spray. However, healthcare workers,
January. People need enough time to develop an immunity by the especially those who care for severely immunocompromised pa-
time flu season comes around in January. tients, need to receive the flu vaccine in injection form.

It takes about two weeks following vaccination for antibodies WHEN ARE FLU SHOTS GIVEN?
to protect against the flu. Even if a person contracts a strain of flu
that the vaccine does not contain, the vaccine will likely reduce the Flu shots are usually available from late August to the beginning
severity of the flu. of January each year.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly By getting your flu vaccine, you’ll be protecting yourself against
flu shot as the first and most important step in protecting yourself catching the flu. And you’ll also protect others. 
against the flu virus.
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Whether you learned about it from witchcraft, Luciferianism, World Ice rialists who lacked the capacity for instance, Rudolf Hess hoped to create a
watching “Raiders of the Lost Ark” or, Theory, anti-gravity machines, astrol- transcendence.” Central Institute for Occultism.
even earlier, from reading Louis Pau- ogy and pagan religions – under the
wels and Jacques Bergier’s European rubric “the supernatural imaginary.” Throughout, Kurlander under- As late as 1942, Hitler could de-
bestseller “The Morning of the Magi- He begins his study with Jörg Lanz von scores the dangers of insane nation- clare himself a “supporter” of World
cians,” who doesn’t now know that Hit- Liebenfels, champion of Ariosophy, alism. Georg Kenstler proclaimed Ice Theory. “Glacial cosmogony,” as it
ler and Nazi Germany were obsessed “an esoteric doctrine that prophesied – with horrific consequences – that was also known, maintained that “icy
with the occult? the resurgence of a lost Aryan civiliza- German territorial superiority re- moons had crashed into the earth,”
tion peopled by Nordic ‘God Men.’”¬ quired “Lebensraum,” or “living causing floods and geophysical dam-
In “Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural According to Lanz, in 1909 he gave space.” Walther Darré affirmed the age, but also bringing “living kernels”
History of the Third Reich” Eric Kur- some issues of his magazine Ostara to ultra-patriotic, almost mystical asso- from outer space that would evolve into
lander, professor of history at Stetson a pale, shabbily dressed young man ciation of “Blut und boden,” or blood Aryan superbeings. According to SS
University, carefully tracks the fringe named Adolf Hitler. Of course, the and soil. Erik Hanussen, the coun- chief Heinrich Himmler, perhaps the
movements and lunatic beliefs that future Führer may have just wanted try’s “most flamboyant clairvoy- most ardent Nazi occultist, these Ur-
swept through Germany in the late 19th the magazine for the pictures, since it ant,” helped convince “millions of Aryans possessed paranormal powers
and early 20th centuries. In particular, was illustrated with – shades of Frank Germans that they were the ‘Chosen and extraordinary weapons, one dimly
he documents the intense interest in Frazetta! – “muscular Aryan cavaliers People’ and that the downfall of 1918 recalled as Thor’s thunder hammer.
parapsychology, New Age fantasies and defending scantily clad blonde women would be reversed by Hitler’s ability Himmler would send an expedition to
so-called “border science.” Some Nazi from the advances of hideous-looking to make ‘the impossible possible.’” Tibet to search for traces of this primor-
leaders firmly believed that the Aryan ‘ape-men.’” dial civilization.
race descended from the aliens who As Kurlander stresses, Hitler’s rise to
established Atlantis, that Satan was As the author of “The Theozo- power resulted from multiple factors In general, the Third Reich embraced
really a good guy and that werewolves ology, or the Science of Sodom’s – Germany’s military defeat, onerous crackpot doctrines “that buttressed its
actually protected clean-living Teutons Apelings and the God’s Electrons,” war reparations, economic chaos – but racial, political and ideological goals.”
against the ravages and sexual depre- Lanz frequently referred to “lesser esoteric mumbo-jumbo clearly played These goals eventually included con-
dations of Slavic vampires. breeds” as “Tschandals,” a deroga- its part. He examines the popularity centration camps, monstrous human
tory term taken from the Hindu of the extremist horror writer Hanns experiments and the “Final Solution.”
Kurlander groups all these – as well as codes of Manu. Manu? In German Heinz Ewers and parses the racist im- An entire people was horribly demon-
the Nazi obsession with the Holy Grail, theosophical circles it was com- agery of expressionist films such as ized solely because of their religion and
monly believed that India and Tibet “Nosferatu ” and “The Cabinet of Dr. ethnicity. This couldn’t happen now,
preserved the hidden enclaves of an- Caligari.” Hitler apparently studied could it? Some Nazis continued their
cient Atlanteans or even living Secret Ernst Schertel’s “Magic” as a self-help grandiose self-mythologizing even
Masters. One lunatic named Guido manual, underlining personally useful when the war was lost, viewing the de-
von List “proved” that Baldur, Jesus, passages, among them “He who does struction raining down around them
Buddha, Osiris and Moses were all not carry demonic seeds within him as a Wagnerian “Twilight of the Gods.”
pure-blooded Aryans. Witches were will never give birth to a new world.”
simply Earth mothers and practitio- Such a channeling of demonic power Eric Kurlander has written a scholar-
ners of a traditional Indo-Germanic or “mana” has always been central to ly book that reveals – to borrow Joseph
religion that Judeo-Christianity tried occultism. The psychologist Carl Jung Conrad’s phrase – the fascination of the
to eradicate. (This is similar to the would even assert that Hitler was a me- abomination. But he also shows how
long discredited thesis of Margaret dium, a “mouthpiece of the gods of old.” swiftly irrational ideas can take hold,
Murray’s 1921 book, “The Witch-Cult even in an age before social media. As
in Western Europe.”) With growing It may seem paradoxical that once the Reich’s propaganda minister, Jo-
frequency, the Jews were deemed the firmly in charge, Hitler turned against seph Goebbels, reportedly declared, “If
most pernicious Tschandals. Kur- astrology, tarot reading and all “com- you repeat a lie a thousand times, peo-
lander paraphrases the British rac- mercial” uses of the supernatural. ple are bound to start believing it.” 
ist Houston Stewart Chamberlain, In fact, he feared that these could be
who blustered that “heroic Aryans” used to manipulate the public in ways HITLER’S MONSTERS
sought “higher knowledge and cre- outside his control. Even professional A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
ativity fueled by their superior ‘racial magicians were legally compelled to
soul,’” while “monstrous Semites” demonstrate how their tricks were ac- By Eric Kurlander
were “civilization-destroying mate- complished. Still, Hitler and his inner Yale. 422 pp. $35
circle continued to firmly support “sci- Review by Michael Dirda
entific occultism.” In the mid-1930s, for The Washington Post

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Bonzo says cheerful Rocky’s one happy camper

Hi Dog Buddies! job. I’m the Camp Haven Unofficial

This week I yapped with Rocky Therapy Dog. Don’t tell, but I get paid
Janke, a big, easygoing Goldendoodle
who works with his Mom at a place Under the Table. (Mostly snacks an
called Camp Haven. I was thinking,
since it was a camp, there’d probly be people food from the residents.)
a lake an, maybe, canoes an marsh-
mallows, but there weren’t. It was this “Woof! That’s very Important work!”
long building with lotsa doors in a row
and the office up front. I exclaimed.

We knocked. This real frenly lady “True. Anyway, my human sister
opened the door, and there Rocky
was, tall, giant paws, thick gold coat Anjali saw pictures of Goldendoodles
an a snazzy red bandana. He came
right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. an fell in love with our breed. I mean,

“Welcome to Camp Haven, please who wouldn’t, right? Speshly when
come on in. I’m Rocky Janke and this
is my Mom, Lalita.” we’re pupsters. So Anjali told Mom

“Great to meet you both,” I replied. and Mom picked out a puppy. It was
“I hafta admit, I was piksurin’ a differ-
ent kinda camp. I can’t wait to hear all s’pose to be for her, but Anjali’s kids
about you, an I appreciate your time.”
Alex, Ian an Luke wanted to keep it.
Rocky smiled. “It’s my pleasure.
We are an unusual camp, as you can Mom was duh-termined to get her
see. So where would you like to start?”
He got comftubble next to me, on the own Goldendoodle, so she searched
f loor.
an searched an discovered a piksure Rocky Janke, Goldendoodle
“Well, first off, tell me how you
found your Forever Family.” of ME on Craigslist. My owner had lost PHOTO GORDON RADFORD

“Mom had a German Shepherd his job an couldn’t keep me. Mom and
for a long time. When it went to Dog
Heaven and she got through being Dad (he’s Walter) went to Loxahatchee
real sad, she decided she wanted an-
to see me an, well, everything worked
other dog. But, cuz she’s working here
all the time, she ree-lized she needed out great. I was just 7 months old.” doesn’t wanna be anywhere near me. walk me so I can exercise and Do My
a pooch who’s more easy-going than a
German Shepherd.” “Woof,” I said. “It’s a good thing She sometimes peers ominously at me Doodie. Sometimes they don’t want

“What DO you do here?” your niece and nephews kept that through the banister, when I’m snooz- to. But Mom’s firm. She tells ’em I’m
“We help homeless humans who
wanna work and not be homeless. other pooch.” ing on my couch. their responsibility during my walk.
They usually have PROBlems, and
while they’re livin’ here, they learn “Fer sure. There was just one tiny “Another thing I had to learn: See, They also get to learn Patience cuz, as
how they can not be so sad an hope-
less, how to Plan an Be Responsible, problem. Mom an Dad already had me an this other pooch grew up on Mom says, I’m a ‘Potty Dancer.’ It’s just
an also how to get ready to find a
a pet. YumYum. An Only Cat. She’s a a farm. We were outside all the time. that I hafta find The Right Spot, an it’s

rescue who’d ruled her former home Didn’t even know what Inside was. Did not always easy, it takes time. But the

and now ruled her big new home. Our Doodie outside, too. Didn’t have to humans always come back feelin’ hap-

Well, here I was alluva sudden, this ask permission or notify anybody first. pier. When Mom’s in her office talkin’

curious puppy, disrupting her life. I’d So, when I got to Mom and Dad’s house, to people, I can tell whether they’re

sniff her an chase her cuz I wanted to I looked all around an there wasn’t any Okey-Dokey or not. It’s an Instink. An

play, but she was Not Amused. It was ground or handy bushes or anything, if they’re not, I let ’em know. Not in a

kinda a cat-tastophy.” nothing that looked like where I usta mean way, just firm, like Mom.

“So, how’d you figure it out?” Do My Doodie, just a buncha square “Mom says walkin’ me (she akshul-

flat things. (Later I found out it’s called ly says, ‘bein’ dragged by an 87-pound

tile). Well, I thought that must be where Goldendoodle’) is also good for her.

I was ’spose to go. So I did. But it wasn’t. She calls it a Total Body Workout. I

Took me a little while to figure it out. like walkin’ with Mom, too, ’special-

Mom an Dad helped.” ly at night, cuz there’s lotsa bunnies

“I expect they did,” I smiled. “What’s where we live. I like bunnies. Mom

life like Downstairs?” hasta hold on really tight when I see

“Fun! We have a big family an when those bunnies.”

everybody’s here it’s real exciting. But “I imagine she does,” I commented.

I remain calm. When things get too “My special human friend here

loud, I go somewhere quiet, like my is our Program Director Jeremy. He

couch. I even have a blanket with big just started taking some really strong

paw prints on it, like mine. I also enjoy medicine called KeyMo, which he

restin’ in the shower, cuz it’s nice an hasta take for a long time (even lon-

cool. ger in Dog Time). It isn’t easy At All.

“On my leash walk, sometimes little So I’m gonna do my doggonedest to

dogs get scared cuz of I’m lots bigger. keep him All Cheered Up by leaning

So I scooch way down for the Wag- against him a lot and stuff like that.

and-Sniff.” An doing a good job helpin’ the hu-

“Mom put YumYum Upstairs and “That’s thoughtful,” I commented. mans who live here.”

me Downstairs. There’s a gate at the “I try to be, speshly here at work. I Heading home, I was thinkin’ about

top so I can’t go up. An I don’t wan- help humans become more respon- how Rocky cheers up the humans at

na, anyway. And YumYum totally sible. Mom tells ’em it’s their turn to Camp Haven, and promised myself

Don’t be shy! I’d do an even better job cheerin’ up
my Very Own Mom when she’s feelin’
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up Gloomy.
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In this deal, how many losers and winners does South have in four hearts? How should he KQJ9
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What is it about ‘No thanks’ that you don’t understand?

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST And you can just end should bring it up. While we
the conversation in one try to redirect poor behavior,
Hi, Carolyn: You’ve said that of the many ways to end or engage the kids in discus-
“No, thanks” is a complete re- a conversation, including, sions for better choices, we
sponse. But what happens when if needed, responding to are met with resistance in the
that response isn’t accepted? what you wish they’d said form of direct rudeness and
instead of what they ac- name-calling.
I have friends who won’t take tually said. “Thanks for
“no” or “I’m tired” or “I want to understanding. Hey, are Should we let this go? Go to
spend time with my dogs” for an you going to finish those the parents as a group? Engage
answer. If I don’t have a prior fries?” one parent or both? For what it
commitment, they don’t see any is worth, we all feel that one par-
reason I shouldn’t join them, and Really. It “never ends ent would be responsive, while
they pressure me to do so. So I end up making up there” only with your the other will take great offense.
lies to get them off my back. participation. If you’re a
I love the idea that “No” is a complete sentence pleaser by nature, then – Anonymous
but it never ends there. force yourself against that
grain. Watch as the world Anonymous: Welp – there’s
– Anonymous doesn’t end; it gets easier your behavior problem. That
after that. one parent who won’t accept
Anonymous: This is a problem with your his or her kids might be at fault.
boundaries – both setting and enforcing them. Dear Carolyn: Good
People do not get to decide for you whether it’s a friends have twin boys the So. One of you talks to the
good time to go out. They just don’t. So you have same age as our oldest boy, potentially receptive parent,
to make clear you won’t let them. 11. The boys have all known citing specifics. Parents need to
each other since birth. hear how their kids behave in
You can do this by spelling it out – “I’m actu- their absence – good and bad.
ally the one who decides whether I do some- These two boys are dif-
thing” – which is so absurdly obvious that it’s ficult, at best, to be around. Speak for yourself, though,
likely to come across as inoffensive to all but the This is new – within the past two years – and many of not the group, lest you send
thinnest-skinned. Interrogative version: “Aren’t I us in our great community no longer want to spend the message, “We’ve all talked
the one who decides whether I want to do some- time with these kids. behind your back.” Please also frame your words as
thing?” When someone tries to answer it for you: more “kids in a bad place” than “bad kids,” because
“That was a rhetorical question.” We’re not sure bringing this up with the parents 11 is still so young.
will get us anywhere, and we also don’t know who Even receptive parents might get defensive, but I
You can also say, “Please don’t press. You’re ask- hope for the twins’ sake they don’t.  
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who do interventional endoscopy cytology station. physicians Dr. Charles Eberhart, Dr. probably not the safest or the best
[like me] are drawn to the newer tech- Cytology is the study of individual Bruce Grossman, Dr. Joseph Zerega idea.”
nologies because that is a lot of what’s and Dr. Gregory MacKay, it will a big
involved in what we do.” tissue cells. Currently once a tissue improvement. In the new suite, says Canipe, “CO2
sample is taken, Canipe says, hospital will be piped in, just like the anes-
With the volume of endoscopic pro- pathologists have to wheel in “a little Then there’s that carbon dioxide thesia gases,” and accessed from an
cedure performed at IRMC increas- cart that has a microscope on it” to thing. outlet in the overhead booms: “That, I
ing, in Canipe’s words, “exponentially examine the samples and provide the think, is a huge improvement.”
over the past couple of years,” lining aforementioned “rapid on-site evalu- CO2, according to Canipe, is better
up the proper equipment for the new ation.” than oxygen at insufflating (inflat- Add upgrading endoscopes and up-
endoscopy center is a top priority. ing) the stomach or other areas of the grading gastroscopes and it’s clear the
The new suite will have a built-in gastro-intestinal tract she and her overall “scope” of Canipe’s mission
The language of gastroenterology cytology workstation and the abil- colleagues need to examine. means she’ll likely be at this project
tech toys is often a language of acro- ity to stream those images directly to until early 2018 when the new Scully
nyms from ERCPs (endoscopic ret- monitors where proceduralists like According to Canipe, CO2 is “much Endoscopy Center is slated to open.
rograde cholangiopancreatography) Canipe can view them in real time. It’s safer and patients have less gas and
and MRCPs (magnetic resonance not what most folks would call “must- bloating after a procedure,” but cur- For more information, call the IRMC
cholangiopancreatography) to ROSE see TV,” but to Canipe and fellow GI rently that gas is stored in large tanks endoscopy center at 772-299-3511. 
(rapid on-site evaluation) equipment inside the suite which she admits “is
and video GIEs (gastro-intestinal en-
doscopies).

Fortunately it’s a language Canipe
speaks fluently.

“We want to make this [suite] a
state-of-the-art interventional GI and
pulmonary room that’s comparable
to any major academic center, and a
tertiary care center,” says Canipe.

First on her list is a fixed fluoros-
copy or real-time projection X-ray im-
aging unit to replace the current por-
table versions now in use. The image
resolutions on the current portable
units, according to Canipe, are “no-
where near as good” as what’s avail-
able from the newer fixed fluoroscopy
units.

Canipe adds there have even been
times when the portable units have
been wheeled off to other parts of
the hospital, leaving the endoscopy
team with no available fluoroscopes.
Bolted to the floor, the new unit won’t
wander off to parts unknown.

Then there’s that table you prob-
ably wouldn’t want to eat off.

“We’re also getting a new fluoros-
copy table,” exclaims Canipe, “which
is a huge improvement from the
stretcher we’re using right now. Capa-
ble of tilting in all different directions
while the patient lies on top of it, the
new table will allow Canipe and her
colleagues to better manipulate the
angles and direction of their scans.

Next there’s the “boom” – or clean-
ing up the cable clutter.

“Everything,” says Canipe, “will
be hanging from the walls and able
to be moved, based on hydraulics,
up, down, sideways [which will] get
everything off the floor. Right now,
there are literally wires everywhere
and we have trouble lining up our
monitors and everything we need to
because of how cluttered the floor is
with all the different wires.”

In other words, in the new suite all
those cables and wires will be off the
floor and suspended overhead, creat-
ing what Canipe says will be “a more
reliable, versatile and safe work space
with boom technology.”

Next on Canipe’s list is an in-room

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FINE & CASUAL DINING

New England Eatery: Next best thing to being there!

REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU CORRESPONDENT butter for dipping. Yummy. Lobstah Roll.
[email protected] The whole belly clams, fried nice and

With apologies to Lord Tennyson, in crispy, were even more wonderful on
the dog days of summer, a displaced this visit than usual. Absolutely the
New Englander’s fancy seems to turn to best around, and
thoughts of fresh Maine steamers, fried the $21.95 portion
clams and lobsters. is large enough
to satisfy even the
Since there is little likelihood that my hungriest New Eng-
Boston-born husband and I are going to lander’s craving for
make it up to Ipswich, Kennebunkport or these beauties. You
Bailey’s Island this summer, we did the can get a small-
next best thing and headed to the New er portion for
England Eatery in Melbourne Beach. $18.95, but as my
husband says,
This roadside restaurant is now its “Who’d want to
third decade of providing refugees from do that?”
New England with the seafood dishes
they crave. In the winter, as you might Our companion
guess, it is generally packed with snow also raved over her
birds – but this extremely casual eatery

Mussels with Pasta.

Surf & Turf. Boatyard Combo.

PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER

does a pretty darn good business in the fried shrimp and a but- the New England Eatery happy.
summer as well. We encourage you to send feedback to
dinner. tered split-
When we arrived shortly before 6 p.m. [email protected]
last Saturday, the restaurant was already The light- top hotdog The reviewer is a barrier island resi-
near full.
ly bread- bun that has dent who dines anonymously at restau-
For starters on this visit, my husband rants at the expense of this newspaper. 
(of course) ordered the New England ed deep been toasted
clam chowder ($4.95), which he rates HOURS
about the very best in this area. I decided fried jumbo until the sides Sunday to Wednesday,
to start with the mahi chowder ($4.95), a
spicy tomato-based soup, and our com- shrimp were are golden brown. 11 am to 9 pm
panion asked for the two to be mixed Thursday to Saturday,
half and half – a combination she favors. very tender The last couple
11 am to 10 pm
Then for entrées, I ordered the and tasty, of times we have BEVERAGES
Maine steamer appetizer ($15.95), my Full bar
husband (of course) chose the whole topped by ordered it ADDRESS
belly clams ($21.95) and our compan-
ion went for the fried shrimp dinner three large at the New 5670 S. Highway A1A,
($15.95). All were accompanied by a Melbourne Beach
choice of sides. fried onion England, PHONE
(321) 723-6080
The two dozen soft-shell steamer rings. the bun has
clams couldn’t have been fresher.
Small, tender and sweet, they are On other been per-
served in their own broth – you swirl
the freshly dug clams in the broth to recent visits, fect and the
get rid of any residual sand – and the
dish is accompanied by a cup of drawn we have en- plentiful bite-

joyed the broiled sized lobster

Nantucket trio Fried Clams. chunks sweet and

($21.95) – which consists savory.

of a flaky filet of cod, sea scallops and In many years of visiting this res-

shrimp – as well the New England Eat- taurant, we have never been disap-

ery’s lobster roll ($16.95). pointed. If you are craving Maine

The classic lobstah roll, as true aficio- steamers, fried whole-belly clams, a

nados know, consists of steamed lobster lobstah roll, scrod or any Down East

meat (claws and knuckles), tossed spar- seafood fix – with no early prospect

ingly in mayonnaise with a bit of diced of making it to the Massachusetts or

celery for a little crunch, a dash of lemon, Maine coast – you are likely to leave

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FINE & CASUAL DINING

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CALENDAR

ONGOING concert, with pianist Stephen Lin, 7:30 p.m. at East- Chumley’s Depot and Debauchery. Tickets on- 19 Brevard Youth Chorus audtions for
minster Presbyterian Church, 106 North Riverside line at www.madhatterpromotions.com. singers in grades 4 to 10, 9 a.m. to
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 Drive, Indialantic. General admission $20 general noon, Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 N. Wick-
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park admission, 18 and under or those with student ID 12 Back-to-School Bash for parents and ham Road, Melbourne. Free. www.BrevardY-
admitted free. www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org teachers to celebrate the end of sum- outhChorus.org
Saturdays on the Sand with Melissa Faith Yoga, 7 mer at Lou’s Blues Upstairs with the band Pic-
a.m. Saturdays at the Indialantic Boardwalk across 11|12 & 17|18 Cooking classes ture Show, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. www.lous- 19 Hula Moon Polynesian Dinner Show
from Starbucks. Free admission, mats and blankets at The Gathering Table, bluesupstairs.com by the Brevard Hawaiian Dancers , 5:
provided. Bring water and other essentials. Run- 318 E. New Haven Ave, Downtown Melbourne. 30 p.m. at 1900 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour
ning for Brews running club, meet at 7 p.m. Tues- Themes are Street Foods from Around the 12 Songs of Love and Light Concert with Beach. Call (321) 241-4808 for dinner reserva-
days at Beef O’Brady’s. 724 S. Patrick Dr. in Satellite World at 6 p.m. Aug. 11, Summer BBQ at 5 p.m. folk artist Karen Loffler, 7 to 8:30 p.m. tions.
Beach for a social run and drinks to follow. Register August 12, Sun-ripened Sicily at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Aquarian Dreams in Indialantic. Gratitude do-
and sign waiver at www.runningforbrews.com. and Floribbean at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Cost is $65 per nation. www.aquariandreams.com 19 Space Coast Symphony Pit Orchestra
person, per class. All classes are BYOB. www. performs, “The Merry Widow,” Lehar’s
Tai Chi and QiGong, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tues- gatheringtablefl.com 13 Thai Queen’s Birthday Celebration, operetta updated, in collaboration with Light
days at Canova Beach Park, or 10 to 11:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a festive day Opera Orlando, 7 p.m. Scott Center for the Per-
Thursdays at Gleason Park, Indian Harbour 12 Central Florida ESA Surfing Association for members and guests with Thai luncheon at forming Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy,
Beach, by Beachside QiGong and Tai Chi. Dona- Summertime Blues of the 2017 Sea- the Buddhist Thai Temple, 4490 Aurora Rd, Mel- General admission $20 general admission, ages
tion of $5-10. www.beachsideqigong.com son surf competition, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Futch bourne. www.melbournethaitemple.com 18 and younger or those with student ID admit-
Memorial Park at Paradise Beach in Indialantic. ted free. www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org
AUGUST www.centralfloridaesa.com 13 Space Coast Jazz Society presents jazz
vocalist Suzy Park, 2pm at the Cocoa 19-20 Bonsai Weekend at Brevard
10 Sleep Disordered Breathing semi- 12 Sandy Paws Beach Cleanup, 9:30 a.m. Beach Country Club. Open to the public, admis- Zoo. Regular zoo admission
nar, learn about how sleep struggles at Canova Beach Park, hosted by Keep sion at the door is $10 for members of the Space applies. www.brevardzoo.org
can affect your child, 6 p.m. at Dr. Claire Stagg Brevard Beautiful. Contact [email protected] Coast Jazz Society & $15 for guests. Students
Health Connections Dentistry, 2120 Hwy A1A, hoo.com. admitted free. www.spacecoastjazzsociety.org. 20 Melodies & Masterpieces annual mu-
Indian Harbour Beach. Space is limited, register sic and art event featuring Brevard
at www.smileprofessionals.com. 12 Annual Council Picnic, 5:30 p.m., meet 13 Learn to Paddle Dragon Boat for breast school teachers, free performances at 3 p.m.
the parish council members for food cancer survivors, friends and support- and 6 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree,
10-11 Global Leadership Summit and fellowship under the pavilion at Holy Name of ers. Hosted by Heart & Soul Dragonboat Pad- www.AdventBrevard.org
hosted by Coastline Com- Jesus Catholic Community, 3050 Hwy. A1A in Indi- dlers, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Oars and Paddles Park
munity Church, 10 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. alantic. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus 5845. in Indian Harbour Beach. No experience neces- 23 Melbourne Regional Chamber of Com-
Friday, 399 E. Eau Gallie Blvd, Indian Harbour sary. Paddles, life jackets and water provided. merce Valor Awards to honor area
Beach. Cost depends upon number of regis- 12 Woodstock Pub Crawl in Historic Reserve a boat by emailing [email protected] men and women in uniform, 6 p.m. at the Mel-
trants, with discounts for military and Coastline Downtown Melbourne celebrating the heartandsouldragonboating.org bourne Rialto Hilton, $50-$62 per person. www.
members with code. Registration at www.wil- 48th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Fes- melbourneregionalchamber.com.
lowcreek.com. tival, to benefit the Children’s Hunger Project. 18 One Senior Place presents a free discus-
Period costumes encouraged, but not required. sion, “Keep Your Motor Running! Aging, 26 Running on Island Time 5K Race/Walk,
11 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra pres- Live music, drawings and contests. Tickets are Intimacy and Sexual Health in the 21st Century,” 7:30 a.m. from Divine Mercy Academy
ents international cellist Francisco Vila in $15 for five drinks (one at each pub) in advance, professionals address physical and emotional as- on Merritt Island includes a Space Coast Runners
or $20 at the door. Stops beginning at 7 p.m. in- pects of senior sexuality, 2 to 4 p.m. , 8085 Spy- Youth Series 1/4 and 1/2-mile race for children
clude Bar Refuge, Iron Oak Post, Matt’s Casbah, glass Hill Rd., Viera. www.OneSeniorPlace.com 12 and under. www.runningzone.com

Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN 26 Space Coast Symphony Jazz Or-
in August 3, 2017 Edition 7 LISTEN 1 HIGH chestra presents at tribute to Ella
8 EMPLOY 2 STONES Fitzgerald, jazz singer Linda Cole sings Ella’s
9 SHINBONE 3 SNOOKER greats, 7 p.m. at the Scott Center at Holy
10 EVEN 4 SEVER Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.
11 DRESSER 5 SPHERE General Admission is $20, 18 and younger
13 DECOR 6 FOREWORD and those with student IDs admitted free.
15 SPEAK 12 REPORTER www.spacecoastsymphony.org
17 OUTSIDE 14 CUSTARD
20 FRET 16 ASTUTE 29 The 12th Annual 100% Pure Florida
21 INTEREST 18 STRIVE juried exhibit opens at at Fifth Avenue
23 GENTLE 19 FILES Art Gallery with 57 pieces representing 42 artists
24 REVIEW 22 STEM chosen from 182 entries, in the Eau Gallie Arts
District, with cash prizes and a reception at 5:30
Sudoku Page 244 Sudoku PPaaggee 2455 CrosswordPPaage 424 CrPoasgsew2o5rd Page 45 (MAIM THAT TUNE!) p.m. Sept. 1. www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

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BREVARD INDIAN RIVER

Remodeled pool home
designed for leisurely lifestyle

273 Sanibel Way in Ocean Ridge: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,538-square-foot pool home offered for
$529,000 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s agent Mike Rogers: 321-508-7660

34 Thursday, August 10, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Remodeled pool home designed for leisurely lifestyle

BY GEORGE WHITE a large open living room leads to the deck to a bathroom. Beyond that is a has been completely updated, with new
Staff Writer view of an enclosed pool deck with metal fenced back yard with a smaller kitchen appliances and granite counter
pool and hot tub heated by both solar fenced area to serve as a dog walk. tops, cherry hardwood cabinets and vi-
Riverview living in Melbourne and gas. There is access from the pool nyl flooring where not carpeted.
Beach, with ocean beach access and In anticipation of the sale the home
a community dock with kayak and “They updated everything in the
paddleboard ramp, set the scene for kitchen with Whirlpool appliances
an open-plan home at 273 Sanibel and had all the cabinets including
Way in Ocean Ridge being offered shelves done as part of a package.
by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s listing There’s also updated lighting and fix-
agent Mike Rogers for $529,000. tures in the kitchen,’’ Rogers said.

The cozy but well-laid-out home There are walk-in closets through-
with clean, contemporary architecture out the home with a separate master
is located on the shore of the Indian bedroom suite featuring a master
River on a cul de sac and was actually bathroom with an oversized closet
the first home built in Ocean Ridge, af- and both a tub and walk-in shower.
ter the model home, said Rogers.
The well-maintained exterior in-
The sellers of the 3-bedroom, cludes storm shutters and a bonus
2-bath, 1,536-square-foot single-fam- storage room on the side of the house,
ily home are related to the original outdoor shower with privacy enclo-
owners, who had the house built in sure and a combination screened
1998 for their retirement by Holiday pool enclosure/covered patio. The
Builders. new barrel tile roof comes with a 10-
year warranty. There is an attached
The home celebrates Florida living, 2-car garage with storage cabinets
including recreation as a focus, with and a new garage door opener.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 10, 2017 35

REAL ESTATE

VITAL STATISTICS
273 SANIBEL WAY

The pie-shaped property, which actu- leads to a community dock rebuilt private ocean beach access. Neighborhood: Ocean Ridge
ally has a small river frontage, has a metal after Hurricane Matthew with a kay- One of the strongest selling points Year built: 1998
fence surround the house with a smaller ak and paddleboard launch to cater Construction:
fenced area to serve as a dog walk. to the new water recreation trends. for the home is convenience as it is lo-
The gated community also features cation is just 2.1 miles from the Publix Concrete block, stucco
A sidewalk next to the back yard Builder: Holiday Builders
CONTINUED ON PAGE 36 Square footage: 1,538 square
feet under air, 2,038 total

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Lot size: .29 acres
Additional features: New
kitchen appliances and granite
counter tops, cherry hardwood
cabinets, plantation shutters
throughout, new vinyl flooring,
new barrel tile roof with 10 year
warranty, storm shutters and a
bonus storage room on the side
of the house.
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Mike Rogers,
321-508-7660
Listing price: $529,000

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REAL ESTATE

SatBeach green-lights
new hotel/condo project

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 ping and it’s really close to town with BY GEORGE WHITE the award-winning Odyssey Charter
Melbourne Beach about three miles Staff Writer School in Palm Bay. Design features
Supermarket at Driftwood Plaza to away and the Melbourne Causeway including targeting net-zero energy
the south, Rogers said. is just beyond that,’’ he said. Satellite Beach’s Community Re- conservation by using methods such
development Agency (CRA) board on as photovoltaic panels, an electric ve-
“It’s beachside living on the South The home is listed at $529,000.  Aug. 2 approved the development of a hicle charging station a vegetated roof
Beaches but you’re close to shop- mixed-used hotel/condo project on a and pervious pavers.
city-owned 1.2 acres at 1604 and 1612
SR A1A at Desoto Parkway, the site of “The city, of course, has a real push
the former Peg Leg’s restaurant. toward doing more sustainable things
and the client was very interested in
In coming up with the design for the doing more sustainable things,’’ he
unique project, one of the main direc- said.
tions given architect Lawrence Max-
well AIA of Space Coast Architects PA As for timetable, there are a few
was that, first and foremost, they did things that have to happen includ-
not want another gas station to be ing: that the city has to modify an
built there. ordinance again allowing hotels on
the beach which were written out af-

Under the design, the first floor ter the development of the Ramada
would be underbuilding parking with Inn (which was destroyed by the hur-
17 dedicated spaces for city events ricanes of 2004); and that creating
and an upscale restaurant or retail; public parking spaces requested as an
the second floor would be 25 boutique overflow for city events may require
style hotel rooms catering to the busi- the use of pervious pavers to help with
ness traveler with the third floor being stormwater concerns.
residential townhomes with an upper-
deck pool. Maxwell said he was ecstatic about
the outcome of the effort so far.
“The CRA wanted a project there
that would kind of lead the future of “You never know, when you go to
Satellite Beach so they wanted a multi- these things, what the reaction will be.
use as opposed to a single use. A lot of Depending on what town you are in,
the concerns they had it would be a almost inevitably someone will come
place for a gas station. They wanted to up and have real issues with the proj-
have a project with a little broader use, ect no matter what it is and you don’t
where you have residential over com- know whether or not that’s going to
mercial use,’’ he said. happen. The only gentleman who got
up said it looked amazing and the fu-
The project is being built under cur- ture looks great,’’ Maxwell said.
rent codes with the commercial use
being at least a little more than the Created in 2002, the Satellite Beach
residential use, he said. CRA District came about as the result of
work by the Citizens AIA Corridor Im-
“On the ground floor there is space provement Committee that was formed
for a restaurant for the people at the to review revitalization of the area. The
hotel. The parking typically is under district consists of 301 acres of commer-
the building,’’ he said. cial, residential, and park space located
along the major north/south corridors
The elements of the project con- (SR AIA and South Patrick Drive) and
sidered “green” in terms of materials the major east/west connectors (Jack-
were part of a deliberate effort and son Avenue and Cassia Boulevard)
were in the wheelhouse of Space- within the City of Satellite Beach. 
coast Architects, which also designed



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REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: July 28 to Aug. 3

The arrival of August saw no slowdown in real estate activity in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Satellite Beach reported 13 sales, while Indialantic reported 8, Melbourne Beach 6 and
Indian Harbour Beach 5.
Our featured sale this week was of a waterfront home in Indialantic. The residence at 2640 North
Riverside Drive was listed for $1.4 million, and the transaction closed July 31 for $1.4 million.
Both the seller and the purchaser in the transaction were represented by David Curri of Curri
Kirschner Real Estate.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
$1,450,000
$1,060,000
ALLANS SUBD 3175 HIGHWAY A1A 10/18/2016 $1,950,000 $1,780,000 7/31/2017 $388,500
AVERILL FARMS SUBD 255 SEA CREST DR 7/4/2017 $1,060,000 $1,060,000 8/1/2017
OCEAN RIDGE 241 OCEAN RIDGE DR 7/28/2017 $288,500 $288,500 7/28/2017 $1,225,000
$485,000
SALES FOR 32903 $438,900

RIVER SHORES 1967 RIVER SHORE DR 2/27/2017 $1,399,000 $1,299,000 7/28/2017 $525,000
THE BARRINGER PHASE 1845 N HIGHWAY A1A 202 7/6/2017 $519,900 $519,900 7/28/2017 $485,000
OCEANSIDE ESTATES 229 BRITTANIA CT 4/5/2017 $440,333 $438,900 8/1/2017 $435,000

SALES FOR 32937

SOMERSET OCEANFRONT CONDO 2085 HIGHWA A1A 3204 4/26/2017 $599,900 $599,900 7/28/2017
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 414 SANDPIPER DR 5/10/2017 $499,900 $499,900 7/28/2017
MICHIGAN BEACH 11TH 510 SHERWOOD AVE 6/27/2017 $434,000 $434,000 7/28/2017

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 10, 2017 39

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Allans Subd, Address: 3175 Highway A1A Subdivision: Averill Farms Subd, Address: 255 Sea Crest Dr

Listing Date: 10/18/2016 Listing Date: 7/4/2017
Original Price: $1,950,000 Original Price: $1,060,000
Recent Price: $1,780,000 Recent Price: $1,060,000
Sold: 7/31/2017 Sold: 8/1/2017
Selling Price: $1,450,000 Selling Price: $1,060,000
Listing Agent: Amy Roberson Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
& Jeffrey Beck & Kirk Kessel
Selling Agent: Selling Agent:
RE/MAX Beach Towne Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Barbara Wall DeWayne Carpenter
& Kirk Kessel
BHHS Florida Realty
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Subdivision: The Barringer Phase, Address: 1845 N Highway A1A 202 Subdivision: River Shores, Address: 1967 River Shore Dr

Listing Date: 7/6/2017 Listing Date: 2/27/2017
Original Price: $519,900 Original Price: $1,399,000
Recent Price: $519,900 Recent Price: $1,299,000
Sold: 7/28/2017 Sold: 7/28/2017
Selling Price: $485,000 Selling Price: $1,225,000
Listing Agent: Lee Romano Listing Agent: Benjamin Glover

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Selling Agent: National Realty of Brevard

Carola Mayerhoeffer & Andy Waterman
Renee Winkler
Waterman Real Estate, Inc.
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: Indian Hrbr Bch S9, Address: 127 Anona Pl

Listing Date: 4/27/2017
Original Price: $339,000
Recent Price: $339,000
Sold: 7/28/2017
Selling Price: $325,000
Listing Agent: Nick Farinella
& Kevin Hill
Selling Agent:
Coldwell Banker

Todd Ostrander

Re/Max Elite

Subdivision: South Patrick Park 1, Address: 301 Gemini Dr

Listing Date: 4/23/2017
Original Price: $285,000
Recent Price: $285,000
Sold: 7/28/2017
Selling Price: $260,000
Listing Agent: Karen Horak

Selling Agent: Endless Summer Real Estate

Tina Murphy

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

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