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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2019-10-17 12:37:45

10/18/2019 ISSUE 42

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October 18, 2019 | Volume 6, Issue 42 Newsstand Price: $1.00

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PAGE 6 6 13GHO BUYS REMAINING MAKEUP MAESTRO PUTS PAGE B5
23 LOTS AT OAK HARBOR BEST FACES FORWARD
NURSE PRACTITIONER B2
GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND

MY TAKE Is School Board
ready to comply
BY RAY MCNULTY with deseg order?

Few showing interest in
Vero City Council election

Quick, without looking: Name PHOTO: ROSS ROWLINSON By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer
the eight candidates running for
the two Vero Beach City Council If this bridge closes, what happens then? Is it possible that the county fi-
seats up for grabs in next month’s nally has a School Board eager to
off-year election. By George Andreassi | Staff Writer and/or southbound traffic on A1A many miles to the south or north? comply with a 52-year-old federal
be interrupted? Months? Years? And what will the financial desegregation order, and willing to
Can’t do it? Neither can I. (An- Will the heavily used Sebastian spend millions of dollars to do it?
swers, P2.) Inlet bridge connecting Brevard What will the 3,000-plus cars impact of a bridge closure be on
and Indian River counties close that use the A1A bridge each day residents? Small businesses? For That’s the message School
Sure, I know Brian Heady is run- while the 55-year-old structure is to get from Brevard County to In- that matter, on Sebastian Inlet Board members gave the district’s
ning – because, well, Brian Heady being replaced by a new span in dian River County or vice versa State Park? Those at the moment Equity Committee at an Oct. 8
always runs. He’s the Timex of local 2026? do when the closest alternative are million-dollar questions for meeting, declaring they are ea-
politics. Year after year, he takes a routes require crossing the lagoon ger to press forward with a costly
licking and keeps on ticking. If so, how long will northbound CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 program for recruiting and hiring
more African-American teachers
I also know local attorney Joe and implementing programs to
Graves is on the ballot, mostly be- help African-American students
cause I’ve seen his law firm’s TV improve academically.
commercials and partly because
I wrote about the tragic death of “If we’re going to do this right as
his teenaged son, Jimmy, who was a district, we need to put resourc-
killed in a boating accident in De- es behind it,” said Board member
cember 2016. Teri Barenborg, whose comments
were echoed by other board
And I know former Vero Beach members. “We need to reach out
Yacht Club commodore Rey Neville as never before.”
is in the race, but only because he
recently gave me a fascinating in- Board member Jacqueline Ro-
terview in which he recalled grow- sario questioned aloud why it has
ing up in the house that’s now the taken the district 52 years to com-
home of The Tides restaurant. ply with the order.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 “Why has this taken so long,”
Rosario said. “It’s common sense.
INSIDE We just need to do it.”

CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

NEWS 1-5 PETS B12
DINING B6
HEALTH 6 GAMES DEFENSE DISPUTING EVERYTHING IN TRIAL OF MICHAEL JONES
CALENDAR B13
REAL ESTATE 11 B16
B1
ARTS

To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer
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your issue call: 772-226-7925
The defense will make no concessions. Every-
PHOTOS: KAILA JONES thing the prosecution says will be in dispute.

Assistant Public Defender Dorothy Naumann
made that clear right from the opening Monday
of the first-degree murder trial of Michael Da-
vid Jones, 32, who is accused of the premeditat-
ed manual strangulation of his girlfriend Diana

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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2 October 18, 2019 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS www.veronews.com

Eight running for Vero Council agree on need for public input

By Nicole Rodriguez | Staff Writer The eight candidates vying for open City Council seats – clockwise from top left: Rey Neville, Bob McCabe, The City Council in recent weeks hired
John Cotugno, Joe Graves, Estelle Panagakos, Nick Thomas, Brian Heady and Jeff Nall. Miami-based DPZ CoDesign for consult-
The two candidates elected to the Vero ing services to redevelop the city-owned
Beach City Council next month may well be vative. “I’m not coming in with an agenda.” tened to the public, he said. Centennial Place properties. The firm’s six-
in a position to cast decisive votes on some of Jeff Nall, an adjunct professor who teaches Nall would like to avoid another blunder month plan includes time to analyze the site,
the biggest development decisions that have hold a “kick-off” presentation to the board in
ever faced the municipality. philosophy and humanities at Indian River with Centennial Place and the city marina. mid-November, formulate a public survey,
State College and the University of Central “It is absolutely vital that we have substan- hold a series of public meetings in January
The eight vying for two open seats being Florida, joined the race after advocating to and present a final report summarizing the
vacated by Mayor Val Zudans and Coun- keep funding for Leisure Square Pool in the tive and meaningful engagement with the community’s wishes in May.
cilman Harry Howle largely share similar city’s budget. The heated debate between the public and that it’s not superficial, canned,
stances on the process the city should use council and public about the pool’s closure predetermined or top down led,” Nall said, Bob McCabe, an island resident who un-
to redevelop the deteriorating Vero Beach could have been avoided had the council lis- adding Centennial Place should be a desti- successfully ran for a City Council seat last
Municipal Marina and the 35-acre riverfront nation for all ages and incomes. year, echoed his opponents’ sentiment.
property on 17th Street and Indian River
Boulevard commonly known as Centennial “The people in the whole county in this
Place. All agree public input is vital to the fu- area are the ones who enjoy all of our parks
ture of both projects, regardless of their own and recreational facilities. It’s not limited to
preferences. those that have a Vero Beach city address. I
think we ought to be listening to all of these
“It could be the crown jewel of the city and people and holding public hearings,” Mc-
my intention is that it shall be,” Rey Neville, Cabe said.
a barrier island resident and retired Air Force
colonel, said of Centennial Place. “And the Candidates are also concerned about
way we’ll arrive at that is through a disci- the potential environmental impacts of a
plined and vigorous inquiry of the city ofVero marina expansion. The City Council earlier
Beach to identify what they think should be this month decided to move forward with a
done with this wonderful location.” major revamp and expansion of the shabby
marina that could take up to two decades to
Prominent local attorney and island res- complete.
ident Joe Graves agrees the public must be
involved in the planning process. The board chose the most dramatic among
several possible facelifts for the dilapidat-
“My responsibility as a council member is ed facility, which will include new dockage
to see that the will of the people is done,” said along the southern shoreline, larger slips, a
Graves, who has touted being a fiscal conser-

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one-way drive with angled parking near the any plant life and fish or further pollute the be far reaching into the future.” Thomas favors repairing the marina, but
dog park, an expanded mooring field and a lagoon,” said Panagakos, who added a re- While perennial candidate and former said he opposes an expansion with the ex-
pedestrian bridge from the marina to Riv- vamp is needed. ception of the mooring field.
erside Park. Future councils must approve one-term Vero Beach City Council member
each phase, which could be tweaked, city of- John Cotugno, who worked in sales and Brian Heady and Nick Thomas, who un- Heady believes the council should have
ficials have said. marketing for various companies including successfully ran for City Council and a seat received specific answers about the marina
Texas Instruments before his retirement, be- on the Indian River County Commission in expansion before choosing the most extreme
Neville, Graves, Nall and McCabe agree lieves the lagoon must be considered when 2012, also believe public input is important, option. The firm helping to plan the renova-
that major fixes are needed, but they must redeveloping both the marina and Centen- they have more specific plans in mind for tions is expected to report back to the board
not damage the ailing Indian River Lagoon. nial Place, which Cotugno thinks will end both projects. with concrete cost figures and details about
up being a mixed-use area with ample green additional slips.
Candidate Estelle Panagakos – a retired space for citizens. “My vision is to see the (Centennial Place)
school teacher and probation officer who property developed into a full-service park “There were a lot of questions and very
wants Centennial Place to include ocean-re- “We have a sick lagoon – a lagoon that similar to our much loved Riverside Park,” few answers of what development would
lated venues such as an educational sci- needs to be made better. Although those Thomas, a lawyer, said, adding ‘Centennial look like,” Heady said. “I understand we’re
ence museum, aquarium and a marina with projects seem to have a nice payback, the Park’ would be an appropriate name for the at the development stage, but the council
restaurants – is fearful a marina expansion payback needs to be balanced ... ,” Cotugno prime piece of real estate. “It’s time for the should have gotten more answers at that
could be ecologically harmful. said. “We can’t neglect the lagoon and the en- mainland to have its own boat ramps that meeting. The marina shouldn’t be something
vironment no matter whatever our quest for provide quick access to the fishable waters of just left to deteriorate, and that’s kind of what
“I’m not keen on it yet, because I’m not city revenue, because the impact of that will Fort Pierce and the open ocean.” happened.” 
sure what it entails and if it’s going to destroy

MY TAKE issue, such as the sale of the electric utility, tell people who they are and what they hope lic. The county’s Taxpayers Association held
it’s the candidates who drive turnout in off- to accomplish if elected. a candidates forum last week, but there are
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year elections,” County Supervisor of Elec- fewer such forums for off-year elections than
tions Leslie Swan said. If so, I won’t be at all This is an off-year election, but that for general elections.
The other five candidates? surprised if the turnout next month doesn’t doesn’t mean voters should take the year
I suppose I should’ve mentioned Bob Mc- reach 20 percent – because here we are, less off. The next council will make pivotal de- As a result, Moss said, some city residents
Cabe, too, but it wasn’t until I saw a couple of than three weeks from the election, and most cisions regarding the future of the city’s wa- know so little about the field that they’ve
his campaign signs last week that I remem- of us know almost nothing about most of the ter-and-sewer operations and the fate of the asked for her opinions.
bered he ran unsuccessfully for a council candidates, including their names. Centennial Place.
seat last year. The rest of the field, though, “I’m so concerned about this that I talked
reads less like a Who’s Who and more like a Which reminds me: Where are all the cam- Buzz or not, this election matters. to the city attorney to make sure we could
Who’s That. paign signs? Driving around town last week- “The next council could be one of the legally invite the candidates to our meeting
“There’s certainly not much name rec- end, I saw considerably more “For Sale” signs most important councils ever,” Moss said, and give them each three minutes to speak,”
ognition in this race,” County Commission than campaign signs. That puzzled me, given “because next year could be one of the most Moss said. “It makes sense to me to do this,
Chairman and longtime city resident Bob the candidates’ need to put their names in important years in the city’s history.” because two of them are going to be sitting
Solari said. “Four of the eight candidates, I’d front of the voters. For that reason, Moss said she has “lost with us on the dais in November.”
never heard of before. Two others, I’d never sleep” worrying about the lack of informa-
met or had a conversation with – and I travel “Six of the eight candidates filed their pa- tion the candidates had provided to the pub- The candidates were scheduled to speak
in local political circles.” pers in the last two days before the (Sept. 6) at Tuesday’s council meeting. 
Perhaps that’s why there has been so little deadline,” Vero Beach City Councilwoman
buzz about this election, which will fill the Laura Moss said, “and I think that has a lot to
seats being vacated by Mayor Val Zudans and do with why we’ve seen so few signs.
Councilman Harry Howle.
The city’s off-year elections tend to gen- “It costs money to have signs made, and
erate little excitement and produce small you can’t raise money until you file,” she
turnouts, anyway. Across the past decade, added. “So if you started fund-raising only a
only twice have more than 25 percent of Vero month ago, you might not have the signs yet.
Beach’s registered voters cast ballots in off- It takes time to design them, order them and
year elections. get them made.”
One of those years was 2011, when more
than 35 percent of voters turned out for a Why did these candidates wait so long
referendum on leasing the city’s power plant to file? Were they undecided about seeking
site. “Unless there’s a referendum on the bal- public office? Or were they waiting to see
lot or the city is confronting an important who else was running? It doesn’t matter now.

There are eight candidates in the race –
John Cotungo, Jeff Nall, Estelle Panagakos
and Nick Thomas, along with Graves, Heady,
McCabe and Neville – and all of them need to

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MICHAEL JONES TRIAL have had to choke Duve for 20 seconds or so a night in April 2014, less than two months neck – images which were shown in court to
while she fought back until losing conscious- before Duve’s death, when Duve claimed jurors on a 5-foot-wide screen.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ness, and then strangle her for another four Jones not only threatened to kill her but tried
minutes until she died. to kill her in the bedroom of his Carolina To each of these witnesses, Naumann
Duve. “The issue of the cause of death is in Trace townhome. pointed out that they all had knowledge
dispute in this case,” Naumann said, an- The prosecution then described how po- Duve got back together with Jones – even af-
nouncing that the defense will be bringing in lice say Jones almost immediately began to Testifying were the neighbor who heard ter the allegations that he’d choked her and
a retired coroner who has a different theory cover up the crime: loading Duve’s body into Jones yelling loudly for about an hour and threatened to kill her.
about how Duve died in June 2014. the trunk of her own car; driving Duve’s black called police, followed by the officer who
Nissan to Brevard County where he bought a responded to the Jones residence and wrote Monday afternoon friends and colleagues
For the prosecution’s opening salvo, Assis- burner phone, and parked the car in a Mel- a report that Duve asked him to wait while of Jones at PNC Wealth Management, where
tant State Attorney Brian Workman told ju- bourne Publix parking lot; and finally tak- she gathered her things quickly and left. he worked, testified that the University of
rors in detail about Duve’s death. Workman ing a cab back to Vero and holing up at the Two friends then testified that Duve showed Georgia graduate with the two law degrees
revealed the brutality of the alleged crime, Hampton Inn, where he was arrested. up hysterical at The Stamp Bar downtown “was a rainmaker” able to juggle a busy
that the young nurse’s body and face were where they worked, and when she finally schedule of client meetings plus social net-
bruised, her eye swollen and hemorrhaging Then Workman went back to the matter of calmed down, told them there had been an working that helped bring wealthy clients in
and bones in her neck broken and fractured the strangulation. This wasn’t the first time, argument and Jones had choked her. the door. But they also said Jones and Duve
from the force with which she was strangled. Workman told the jury. had a rocky relationship.
One of the friends took photos showing
Workman explained that Jones would That’s where the state launched its case on what appeared to be finger marks on Duve’s Events of the last few days before Duve
Monday, with four witnesses testifying about died were recounted by numerous friends,
leading up to the final time they saw Duve
alive, drinking at Cobalt and then at The Kilt-
ed Mermaid before meeting up with Jones at
What-A-Tavern at approximately 11 p.m. on
Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Bartender Kristi Bowser testified to seeing
Jones and Duve talking quietly, playing songs
on the jukebox, and leaving together just af-
ter 1 a.m. Their tab totaled $47 for vodka
cocktails and Vegas Bomb shots, plus Jones
tacked on a $20 tip and signed the credit card
receipt.

Two things Bowser recalled from the en-
counter were that Duve told a man who
had been bothering her that “Michael is my
boyfriend” and Jones, as the two departed,
said “he had her, he was driving.” Then they
walked out the front door together.

The next chapter of the story, as present-
ed by prosecutors, picked up when Duve’s
mother Lena Andrews awoke Friday morn-
ing, June 20, around 7 a.m. to a 1:45 a.m. text
message from Duve, in Russian as the moth-
er and daughter customarily communicated,
saying Duve would not be returning home
that night. Andrews could not reach her
daughter despite repeated calls and texts.
She did reach Jones once, and he assured her
all was OK, but said he was out and Duve was
back at his place sleeping.

As the afternoon wore on, Andrews got
more and more worried – to be out of touch
was not like her only child Diana, she said –
until finally she went to the Vero Beach Police
Department around 8 p.m.

That is when Cpl. Bradley Kmetz came
into the picture. He was detective on call and
took the lead on what started as a missing
persons investigation.

Kmetz answered questions asked by Chief
Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl
about how friends and associates were in-
terviewed, and how warrants were obtained
to track the cellphone activity and cell site
locations of both Duve’s and Jones’ mobile
phones. Bakkedahl said Kmetz will be re-
called numerous times to testify about how
the case was investigated over a frantic week-
end spent searching for Duve until her body
was found.

There’s much more of the story of Duve’s
tragic death to unfold as the prosecution
rolls out evidence and as the defense posed
pointed questions. The trial is expected to
last until the middle of next week. 

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SEBASTIAN INLET BRIDGE But the bridge is still safe enough to DESEGREGATION ORDER any of the efforts, but Interim Superin-
handle 3,150 vehicles per day until it is re- tendent Susan Moxley acknowledged
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 placed by a new span linking the two bar- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 there is $80,000 immediately available.
rier islands, O’Reilly added. Construction
engineering consultants to answer, ac- is to start in 2026 and take several years to Most of the recommendations made Those recently discovered funds have
cording to Florida Department of Trans- complete. by the Equity Committee, which the been sitting unused for the past two years
portation officials. School Board is expected to largely adopt because former Superintendent Mark
The 1,600-foot-long A1A bridge tra- at its Nov. 12 business meeting, focused Rendell never told the School Board the
“I couldn’t answer any of those things verses a 500-foot-plus wide section of the on teacher recruitment and hiring. money existed.
until we get those people on board, they do Sebastian Inlet. It is 17.5 miles from the
some analysis, start looking what type of Melbourne Causeway, the closest route off The Equity Committee did not include Since Rendell’s resignation in May, the
structure, how much property do we own in Brevard County’s barrier island. It is also in its report a recommendation to rezone board has discovered several instances
the area,” said Gerry O’Reilly, FDOT’s South about 8 miles from the Wabasso Causeway, the school district. That controversial where the former superintendent with-
Florida district secretary. the closest route off Indian River County’s plan would require some students bused held financial information, Board mem-
barrier island. to different schools than they now attend, ber Rosario noted.
“That’s why we do the studies,” O’Reilly so that schools would be more racially in-
said during an interview with Vero Beach FDOT decided to build a new bridge after tegrated. “It’s why he’s not here anymore and
32963 following the Oct. 9 Indian River a routine inspection on Nov. 14, 2018, found we’re moving on,” Rosario said.
County Metropolitan Planning Organiza- so much corrosion that major repairs would Equity Committee members said they
tion meeting. not significantly extend its useful life, an decided to delay that recommendation in Under Rendell’s leadership, the district
FDOT fact sheet says. order to discuss the issue further. sank more than $750,000 in a four-year
An engineering study with a $2.6 mil- battle with the NAACP in a failed effort to
lion price tag will help FDOT decide how to “The analysis they did said, ‘Listen, it’s The board’s enthusiastic support for get the county released from the federal
build a new $50 million-plus replacement past rehab. You need to be looking at re- the other recommendations, however, desegregation order, claiming sufficient
bridge across the Sebastian Inlet. placement,’” O’Reilly told the county’s caught the Equity Committee and leaders progress had been made.
transportation planning panel. of the NAACP by surprise during the Oct.
The study will help FDOT determine how 8 meeting. The Equity Committee, which is com-
to keep traffic flowing on the bridge while FDOT budgeted $2.6 million in 2021 for prised of two NAACP representatives,
the new span is being built, O’Reilly said. a Project Development & Environmental “Are we embarking on a new day in two school employees and a communi-
He dismissed a rumor FDOT plans to close Study for the new bridge, $6.2 million for the district?” Tony Brown, the president ty-at-large member, was formed as part
the southbound lane. project engineering in 2022 and $2 million of the Indian River County chapter of the of a 2018 court-ordered mandate requir-
for environmental studies in 2024, records NAACP, said following the meeting. Brown ing the district to comply with the federal
“I don’t know where that rumor came show. is also a member of the Equity Commit- order. The committee’s job is to oversee
from because we haven’t done anything tee. “The right words are being spoken, the district’s efforts to fix inequity and
short of saying, ‘It needs to be replaced, As far as construction costs, O’Reilly but will this board follow through? That’s make recommendations to the School
let’s hire the consultants to do the studies,’” said, “A crazy guess would be somewhere the question we’re all waiting to see an- Board to that effect.
O’Reilly said. in the $50 million range if we were build- swered.”
ing it today, that type of money.” The Another priority is addressing the
Corrosion and new standards have ren- bridge construction money will be added The board has not yet voted to fund achievement gap between African-Amer-
dered the James H. Pruitt Memorial Bridge to next year’s five-year work plan for 2026, ican and other students. 
“structurally deficient” and “functionally O’Reilly said. 
obsolete,” O’Reilly said.

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Nurse practitioner going above and beyond for senior care

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer If you’ve never heard of that, you’re far
[email protected]com from alone. Geronotolgy isn’t your grandpa’s
version of what used to be called “geriatrics.”
Jennifer Konowitz, a nurse practitioner
at Sebastian River Medical Center’s cardi- Unlike geriatrics, which tended to con-
ac catheterization lab, has set her sights on centrate solely on the medical aspects of ag-
something new. ing, gerontology adds the mental, social and
societal implications of aging to those phys-
Better care for older patients. ical effects and has been embraced by some
Konowitz is currently enrolled in high-powered medical schools.
post-master’s classes at the University of
Central Florida seeking to obtain an ad- Johns Hopkins says Adult-Gerontolo-
vanced – and still quite rare – certification gy Acute Care Nurse Practitioners “bring a
as an “Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse deep respect for the people they care for and
Practitioner.”
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Jennifer Konowitz, ARNP.

PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 professionals in order to stabilize and im- Jennifer Konowitz, ARNP,
prove the health of patients.” with Dr. Charles Croft.
a commitment to working with patients,
family members and caregivers to ensure That is a valuable skill set now and
quality of life and health.” going into the future – according to pro-
jections from the Pew Research Center,
The University of Georgia’s medical about 1-in-5 Americans will soon be over
school says “gerontology is the study of ag- age 65 and about 5 percent will be age 85
ing across the life course. It encompasses the and older.
social, psychological, and biological aspects
of the aging process.” Konowitz says the AG-ACPN certifica-
tion she’s seeking is “fairly new,” but quickly
NursingLicenseMap, an online resource adds that even in her current position in the
dedicated to helping those interested in cath lab, “most of my patients are acutely ill.
advancing their nursing careers, reports So whether it is an acute exacerbation of a
“the role of the adult-gerontology acute care chronic illness that they’re experiencing or a
nurse practitioner is to provide advanced new diagnosis, when they’re here they’re not
nursing care to adult, older adult and elder- well,” and she says she wants to do more to
ly patients with acute, chronic and critical help them.
conditions. The AG-ACNP works collabo-
ratively with a host of different health care How much more?

When she completes her studies, says a rock around here. She’s the person who
Konowitz, she’ll be able to intubate pa- sees all the patients, organizes them, assess-
tients (insert a tube, called an endotra- es them and now she’s getting [even more]
cheal tube through the mouth and then practical experience.
into the airway so a patient can be placed
on a ventilator to assist with breathing “She’s a great person,” he concludes, hav-
during anesthesia, sedation, or severe ing not apparent doubt this advanced certi-
illness) and perform thoracentesis (pro- fication is easily within Konowitz’s grasp.
cedures in which a needle is inserted into
the pleural space between the lungs and She agrees. “I felt when this new post-mas-
the chest wall to remove excess fluid to ter’s certification came about, I was going to
help patients breathe more easily). try for it, and when I called my Alma Mater
– the University of Central Florida – I was ex-
She will also be able to perform a host of cited to learn that they were, in fact, one of
other tasks that, she adds, “you would nor- the only ones offering this.”
mally only really see an intensivist [critical
care physician] or possibly an emergency The one fly in this particular ointment
room physician doing.” is time. With her fulltime work at the
SRMC cath lab, Konowitz’s course sched-
“I feel it’s so critically important for me ule is, well, challenging. Mostly nights
to know the proper way to do these proce- and weekends with a lot of commuting
dures,” Konowitz exclaims, “along with what time in between.
tests to run afterwards and how to follow up
with those patients.” January will be the start of Konowitz’s fi-
nal semester and then she’ll take her nation-
The SRMC physician who undoubtedly al board exams.
knows Konowitz best is Dr. Charles Croft,
and he makes clear how he feels about his If all goes well, by June 2020, she will
protégé: “We’ve been working together for have earned her Adult-Gerontology Acute
a long time,” Croft says. “Since 2012. She ap- Care Nurse Practitioner designation and
peared out of nowhere and has really been local seniors will begin benefiting even
more than they already do from her efforts
and dedication. 

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‘Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body’

By Fred Cicetti | Columnist disease that can affect the blood flow
throughout the entire body.
During my research on many health
topics I have been amazed repeatedly • Smoking causes many types of cancer,
by how pervasive the negative effects of the second leading cause of death in the
smoking are on the body. United States. These include cancer of the
lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, bladder,
I quit smoking cigarettes in 1969, five pancreas, kidney and cervix.
years after the U.S. Surgeon General’s first
report said that smoking causes lung can- • Smoking increases your risk of devel-
cer. I was convinced the report was right oping sciatica, a pain that runs down the
when it came out, but it took me five years back of your leg from spinal-disc pressure
to develop the willpower to give up my on a nerve. Smoking can block the body’s
Marlboros. But, at the time, I didn’t realize ability to deliver nutrients to the discs of
that smoking could harm you in so many the lower back.
more ways.
• Smoking causes cataracts.
A later Surgeon General’s report on • Smoking during pregnancy is linked
the health consequences of smoking said with the higher risk of miscarriage, pre-
“smoking harms nearly every organ of mature delivery, stillbirth, infant death,
your body, causing many diseases and re- low birth weight, and sudden-infant-death
ducing your health in general.” The report syndrome.
also said, “quitting smoking has immedi- • Smoking dulls your senses of taste and
ate as well as long-term benefits, reducing smell.
risks for diseases caused by smoking and • Smoking makes your skin age faster.
improving your health in general.” • Smoking increases the risk of sexual
impotence.
If you smoke, you owe it to yourself to
quit. And I believe you have an obligation [In the second installment of this series on
to try to help others to quit. I’m going to do smoking, we’ll report on nicotine, cigarettes
my part with this unusual three-part se- of all kinds, cigars, pipes and smokeless to-
ries. No scolding or exaggerated scare tac- bacco.] 
tics. I’m going to give you just the facts in a
chain of bulletins. sity. Postmenopausal women who smoke
have an increased risk for hip fracture
You can tack these columns up on bulle- than women who never smoked.
tin boards and refrigerators. I recommend
giving them to a smoker you love. • Smoking cigarettes causes heart dis-
ease, the leading cause of death in the
Here goes: United States.
• Smoking damages the immune system
and increases the risk of infections. • Smokers who have a heart attack are
• The general health of smokers is inferi- more likely to die within an hour of the
or to the health of nonsmokers. heart attack than nonsmokers.
• Many illnesses in smokers last longer
than in nonsmokers. • Cigarette smoking doubles a person’s
• After surgery, smokers have a greater risk risk for stroke.
of complications and a lower survival rate.
• When smokers get skin wounds, • Cigarette smoking causes emphyse-
they take longer to heal than those in ma, which destroys a person’s ability to
non-smokers. breathe. An early warning sign of emphy-
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New guidelines on opioid tapering tell doctors to go slow

By Joel Achenbach chological distress and thoughts of suicide. goals. They are not mutually exclusive.” for ailments other than cancer, recent sur-
The Washington Post Patients may seek other sources of opioids, This is a delicate issue for the millions gery or end-of-life palliative care.
potentially including illicit opioids, as a way
Amid controversy and confusion over to treat their pain or withdrawal symptoms,” of people taking opioids and the broader A 2016 guidance from the CDC set stan-
the use of prescription opioids to treat states the HHS guide. medical community, which in the 1990s dards for prescribing of opioids. Officials
chronic pain, the federal government last embraced the idea of pain as the fifth vital later acknowledged that many medical pro-
Thursday published new guidelines on “Increased pain happens to be an opi- sign of health. Drug companies promot- fessionals misinterpreted the guidelines.
how, when and whether the millions of oid-withdrawal symptom. Most patients ed opioid painkillers as a safe and rarely
patients who use the painkillers should be will experience a transient experience of addictive treatment for chronic pain. Pills The CDC, for example, had suggested an
forced to cut back. pain,” said Deborah Dowell, a chief med- such as OxyContin and Percocet began to upper limit for opioid dosages among new
ical officer at the Centers for Disease Con- be used widely for pain from back injuries, patients. But many patients were already
A main point of the new guidance on ta- trol and Prevention and the lead author of arthritis or headaches. taking more than that, and their doctors
pering is that clinicians should be slow, cau- the new guide. tried to cut dosages to the CDC recommen-
tious and deliberate in reducing dosages and The overuse of these pills and patches dation. The CDC clarified the guidance ear-
should consult patients to ensure they are “All of us are extremely empathetic to has fueled an opioid epidemic that claims lier this year to say that it only applied to new
tolerating the process. The guidelines em- people living with severe chronic pain,” more lives every year in the United States patients, not existing ones, who should not
phasize “personalized care tailored to the Giroir said. than automobile accidents or gun vio- be tapered rapidly to a lower dose.
specific circumstances and unique needs of lence. In the past decade, medical experts
each patient,” said Brett P. Giroir, an assis- He reiterated the need to take steps to lim- have come to realize the potentially dire “Clearly we believe that there has been
tant secretary for health at the Department it opioid addiction and reduce the number consequences – addiction, for starters, misinterpretation of the guidelines, which
of Health and Human Services. of fatal overdoses. That can be done while overdoses, and death in the worst-case were very clear. The guidelines do not rec-
still treating pain with opioids in a respon- scenarios – of prescribing these narcotics ommend opioid discontinuation, certainly
Millions of people in the United States sible manner, he said. “We can achieve both not to do it abruptly,” Giroir said. 
– an estimated 3 to 4 percent of the adult
population – take opioids daily. About 2
million people have been diagnosed with
prescription opioid use disorder, according
to HHS. There is a consensus in the medi-
cal community that these painkillers have
been overprescribed and that many pa-
tients would have better long-term health
outcomes if they cut back on their dosages
and took advantage of other types of treat-
ment, ranging from physical therapy to
nonnarcotic painkillers.

But there has been pushback from people
in pain. Many say they desperately need the
opioids they take and don’t want to be forced
by their doctors to taper the dosages. Many
also are anxious about the prospect of losing
access to their painkillers.

People who have been forced by their doc-
tors to cut back rapidly on their medication
may experience heightened pain and may
suffer psychological distress, the new HHS
guide for clinicians states. Clinicians are ad-
vised to monitor patients closely for signs of
anxiety and suicidal ideation.

“Risks of rapid tapering or sudden discon-
tinuation of opioids in physically dependent
patients include acute withdrawal symp-
toms, exacerbation of pain, serious psy-

Estate combines country living
with in-town convenience

280 66th Ave. in Indian River Farms: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,000-square-foot home offered
for $589,000 by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services listing agent Mark Seeberg: 772-696-0651

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Estate combines country living with in-town convenience

By Debbie Carson | Staff Writer which includes a sun deck and a gas hook- The staircase is opposite the front door said, adding that it has an exterior door
[email protected] up for a barbeque. and has beautiful wooden treads and a to the driveway, which could facilitate a
carpet runner. home-based business by allowing cus-
Want to get away from it all without re- The house has a classic layout with all tomers and clients entry without going
ally getting away? That’s precisely what the four bedrooms upstairs, along with a hall Most of the house has either wood or tile through the house.
2-acre estate on 66th Avenue in Indian Riv- bath and en suite for the owners’ bedroom. flooring, while the bedrooms are carpeted.
er Farms offers – country living without the The first floor includes a formal living room The laundry space is found in the over-
country sacrifice of urban convenience. as well as a formal dining room – both off Along with the formal spaces, there is a sized two-car garage and offers enough space
the foyer. The dining room features a pock- family room with a cozy fireplace as well for an extra refrigerator and freezer, which
Located just south of 4th Street, the et door to the kitchen, allowing for open as a sun room/rec room with a door out to will convey with the property’s purchase.
ranch-style house is a short drive from flow or visual separation for those special the pool. It’s already equipped with a pool
Oslo Road, a hub for shopping and dining. gatherings when the kitchen is a mess but table, which comes with the property. The second floor has its own dedicated
It’s also close to State Road 60 – with the In- company is over (think Thanksgiving). HVAC system, ensuring that those who
dian River Mall, numerous dining options The large kitchen features an extra-long rest their heads in any of the bedrooms
and no shortage of shopping plazas. island chock full of storage solutions. The will do so at a comfortable temperature.
counters are topped with a lovely, light col- The bedrooms are spacious and have ac-
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services ored granite that accents the stained wood cess to a full bathroom.
listing agent Mark Seeberg is handling the cabinetry.
sale of the property, which is an estate sale. The master suite enjoys a large walk-in
Chip Landers is co-listing agent. While many homes have painted cab- closet and its own, private bathroom. The
inets and painted trims, this house has step-in shower is larger than most and the
“It’s like a mini-ranch,” Landers said, an au naturel feel – cabinets and trim cabinets are taller.
explaining that the 2-acre property is big are stained natural to allow for the wood
enough to give residents plenty of space look to shine through. Many of the wall “They’ve done the big things,” Seeberg
but small enough not to be unmanageable. treatments also feature wood paneling. said of the previous owners in updating
The ceiling of the patio’s overhang also is the house along the way.
With 2 acres, new owners could have a wooden.
horse or two on site, Landers said. Aside from the main house, the proper-
Off the kitchen is what Seeberg is calling ty has two outbuildings. One is outfitted
The four-bedroom ranch was built in a bonus room. It could be a home office, as a workshop; the other is meant for lawn
1984 but has undergone numerous re- an exercise room or a craft/hobby space. care. Both are wired for electricity.
modeling and renovation projects over the
years, including the addition of a massive “Whatever you want to use it for,” he The workshop could easily accommo-
screened lanai and pool to match. date a vehicle or small boat in the main
bay as well as power tools in the side room.
“I would be living out in the lanai,”
Seeberg said, showing off the brick paver The garden shed is large enough to hold
decking and expansive entertaining space, a riding lawn mower and still have space
left over for other storage needs.

A swing set in the yard provides evi-
dence of children playing in years past.

“The family really enjoyed his house,”
said Seeberg, who will host an open house
on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

FEATURES FOR 280 66TH AVE.

Neighborhood: Indian River Farms
Lot size: 2 acres • Home size: 3,000 square feet
Construction: Concrete block first floor, wood frame second story
Year built: 1984 – extensive remodeling over years
Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 3 full baths and 1 half-bath
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Listing agent: Mark Seeberg, 772-696-0651
Listing price: $589,000

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GHO buys Oak Harbor’s last 23 lots; homes to start at $400K

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer to begin construction in early 2020.” from active, independent living to assist- is coming soon and the club has recipro-
[email protected] “GHO builds a great product and the ed care to memory care, if every needed. cal arrangements with a number of oth-
er country clubs in the area that extend
Oak Harbor, which has been on an up- homes in Oak Harbor will have very high- The club now also offers yoga, a walk- members recreational opportunities.
swing since it was purchased by Dylan end finishes,” says Morabito, who will be ing trail and a dog park. A croquet court
Investments in 2015, got another boost the listing agent for the new houses. Oak Harbor is a country club commu-
in August when GHO Homes bought the nity with 60 condominiums and 140-plus
remaining 23 lots with the intention of Oak Harbor originally was the senior single-family homes.
building out the community in the next living wing of Grand Harbor, when both
few years. communities were owned by a Carl Icahn The new GHO homes will increase the
subsidiary. size of the community by more than 10
“We really need the new inventory,” says percent, giving every aspect of club life a
Stacey Morabito, a broker associate with California-based Dylan Investments, substantial shot in the arm.
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, the powerhouse which bought the community in late
Vero brokerage that took over sales in the 2015, describes itself as “a real estate in- “You get a lot for your money at Oak
community in 2017. vestment firm that focuses on the resto- Harbor,” Morabito says. 
ration, renovation and repositioning of
Morabito says the company had more distressed commercial and residential
than 20 listings when it opened its sales properties throughout the United States
office in the active adult community ad- and internationally ... [focusing] on cre-
jacent to Grand Harbor but now has just ating intrinsic value for all parties in a
transaction, including investors, business
a handful, and not enough to meet de- districts and communities. Our mantra
mand. for the last 20 years has been to find the
best mismatches between price and value
“We have people walking in here every and use this imbalance to return profit to
day asking what is available,” and walk- our investors.”
ing out disappointed because the home
they want is not on the market, according Dylan Investments Acquisition Man-
to Morabito. ager James Stevens said in 2015 that Oak
Harbor was undervalued and that the
GHO will offer four models in Oak Har- company would retrieve that value by
bor, including the company’s popular making upgrades to the community and
Magnolia model that was a hit at Lily’s restarting development.
Cay, the sold-out GHO community half a
mile south of Oak Harbor on Indian River A key change came with the creation of
Boulevard. a new membership structure that made it
possible for people to join the Oak Harbor
Besides the Magnolia, there will be an- Club and enjoy various menus of benefits
other large single-family home model, and amenities for significantly less mon-
in the 2,600-to-3,000-square-foot range, ey than previously.
and two “cottages” starting around 2,200
square feet. According to Morabito and Dale So-
rensen managing partner Dale Sorensen
GHO and Sorensen will announce the Jr., that one change went a long way to-
models and specific pricing in Novem- ward reviving interest in the community
ber. In the meantime, GHO president Bill and kick-starting existing home sales.
Handler says cottages will start at around
$400,000, while the larger single-fam- “It was a tough decision to lower mem-
ily homes will start at approximately bership costs,” says Sorensen. “It wasn’t
$600,000, priced in the same range as popular at the time but it is now. It was
existing large single-family homes in the what was best for the club.”
development.
Since the change, membership has in-
“We are working to develop specific creased from about 100 to 165, according
plans that incorporate our exiting fea- to club general manager Art Spilios.
tures and options while ensuring that
we match the look and feel of the current Oak Harbor already had a strong pack-
homes in Oak Harbor,” Handler said in a age of amenities before the change in own-
statement to Vero Beach 32963. “We are ership, including golf, tennis, swimming
planning to release our homes for sale in pool, fitness center, a 42,000-square-foot
November, with models and spec homes clubhouse with a reputation for gourmet
dining, “a wide variety of events through
the year including dinner parties, holiday
events, dancing, galas, performance acts
and shows,” a custom wellness program
run by a registered nurse who creates a
tailored exercise and wellness regimen
for individual members, and Somerset
House, a 24-bed assisted living facility ex-
clusively for Oak Harbor members.

Since taking over the community,
Dylan Investments has added six more
rooms to Somerset House and is now
building an adjacent 30-bed memory care
facility, making it possible for members to
age in place no matter what occurs, going

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: OCT. 7 THROUGH OCT. 11

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A modest week on the mainland real estate front saw 28 transactions of single-family residences
and lots reported (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the residence at 1085 25th Ave. – originally
listed in September for $399,000 – fetched $385,000 on Oct. 7.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Nicole M. Piontek of Dale Sorensen Real Es-
tate Inc. Representing the buyer was agent Peter John Marini III of Coldwell Banker Paradise.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$385,000
VERO BEACH 1085 25TH AVE 9/11/2019 $399,000 10/7/2019 $333,000
VERO BEACH 6196 57TH CT 3/23/2019 $350,000 10/11/2019 $309,000
VERO BEACH 1517 SEGOVIA CIR 10/14/2018 $315,455 10/8/2019 $305,000
SEBASTIAN 474 TOLEDO ST 8/16/2019 $304,500 10/7/2019 $285,000
VERO BEACH 6550 36TH PL 8/2/2019 $295,000 10/7/2019 $275,000
VERO BEACH 8114 WESTFIELD CIR 8/22/2019 $284,900 10/7/2019 $253,500
SEBASTIAN 507 ALBATROSS TER 6/13/2019 $273,000 10/9/2019 $240,000
VERO BEACH 3388 63RD SQ 9/9/2019 $245,000 10/8/2019 $240,000
VERO BEACH 26 FOREST PARK DR 8/29/2019 $250,000 10/10/2019 $190,000
VERO BEACH 1625 12TH ST 3/18/2019 $239,000 10/7/2019 $182,100
VERO BEACH 2550 STOCKBRIDGESW 4/19/2019 $185,000 10/11/2019 $175,000
VERO BEACH 9986 E VILLA CIR 9/16/2019 $179,870 10/7/2019 $164,000
VERO BEACH 2076 15TH ST SW 9/6/2019 $160,000 10/11/2019 $160,000
VERO BEACH 805 MIDDLETON DR SW 7/16/2019 $183,500 10/7/2019

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

6196 57th Ct, Vero Beach 1517 Segovia Cir, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 3/23/2019 Listing Date: 10/14/2018
Original Price: $350,000 Original Price: $315,455
Sold: 10/11/2019 Sold: 10/8/2019
Selling Price: $333,000 Selling Price: $309,000
Listing Agent: Ken Bradley Listing Agent: Geof Hoge

Selling Agent: Florida HomeTown Realty Inc. Selling Agent: The GHO Homes Agency LLC

Paul Kitchen Not Provided

Starfish Real Estate Not Provided

474 Toledo St, Sebastian 6550 36th Pl, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 8/16/2019 Listing Date: 8/2/2019
Original Price: $304,500 Original Price: $295,000
Sold: 10/7/2019 Sold: 10/7/2019
Selling Price: $305,000 Selling Price: $285,000
Listing Agent: Kelly Spence Listing Agent: Joe Kovaleski

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Patty Valdes Meg Hickey

Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Premier Estate Properties

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Coming Up Makeup maestro puts best Adam Schnell.
theatrical faces forward PAGE B2
SYMPHONY’S IN THE PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
SPIRIT WITH ‘CHILLS
& THRILLS’ CONCERT

By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 “It was a dark and stormy
night. A wolf howled as the
heavy door creaked open slowly ...”
Well, that show promo lead got my
attention. The Spooktacular Space
Coast Symphony Orchestra was
referring to the creepy musical af-
ternoon it has conjured – “Chills
& Thrills: A Haunting Family Con-
cert” – this Sunday, Oct. 20, at Vero
Beach High School Performing Arts
Center. Kids and adults are invited
to come in costume (I hear whispers
there’ll be a costume parade). The
chilling musical lineup will be led
by musical sorcerer (aka principal
guest conductor) Michael Hall, and
includes some creepy classics: Mus-
sorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”
(my personal favorite), Gounod’s
“Funeral March of a Marionette”
and Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre”;
as well as frightening film scores
from “Jaws,” “Beetlejuice,” “Mars
Attacks!” and others. Then, says the
show promo, a special spooky Hal-

CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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Makeup maestro puts best theatrical faces forward

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer Rob Volsky prepares a zombie-inspired look on Katheryne Nix.
[email protected]
PHOTOS: KAILA JONES
The art of theatrical makeup has been
an integral component of performanc-
es for centuries. In some instances, the
makeup primarily compensates for the
effects of harsh stage lighting and en-
sures that actors’ features will be visible
throughout the theater. But in other pro-
ductions, such as the Vero Beach Theatre
Guild production of “Cats” this past sum-
mer, dramatic makeup is a critical ele-
ment of the performance itself.

Rob Volsky was the man behind the de-
signs for that musical’s spectacular Jellicle
cats, as well as many other VBTG produc-
tions. To demonstrate the process as we
spoke, he created a half-beauty, half-zom-
bie effect on the lovely Katheryne Nix,
while explaining the complex process of
special effects makeup.

The zombie look was the sort of Hallow-
een-themed makeup application he will
be teaching during a four-hour Fantasy
Character Makeup workshop on Oct. 26 at
the Theatre Guild, the first of several work-
shops offered throughout the year.

Volsky, who earned a master’s in arts/
theater arts at California State Univer-
sity Long Beach, began drawing faces
at an early age, recalling being awarded
extra credit in a seventh-grade history
class by sketching the faces of all the U.
S. presidents.

After college, he became creative direc-
tor at the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic
Arts, preparing others to become makeup
artists for film, television and theater. After
moving to Florida in 1992 he continued to
consult and teach those skills, while also
working for the U.S. Postal Service, from
which he retired.

“My chosen nonprofit volunteer activi-
ty in the community is to help here in the
Vero Beach Theatre Guild,” says Volsky. He
has won several Genie Awards, the VBTG
equivalent of a Tony Award, as both a per-
former and a makeup designer. He also

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assists with productions at the Vero Beach he has worked on at VBTG include the face for the beauty makeup and it makes a out of Knox gelatin which he formed over
Opera, local high schools and other area musicals “Beauty and the Beast” and really nice contrast. A lot of young people a ball. “It’s hard to believe it’s not my real
community theaters. “Shrek,” where, thanks to his connec- like to do the half and half.” eye. I can see his paintbrush going over it.”
tions, he was fortunate to obtain a pro-
Volsky begins the extensive process fessionally made Shrek head from a “The eyeball is pretty fantastic,” says Nix Volsky says he tends to use generic
with a portrait-style photograph of the ac- touring company. of the prosthetic eye Volsky had created cream-based and water-based makeups
tor and, after concept discussions with the that are easily available and affordable.
director and other designers, researches With “Beauty and the Beast,” because
specific references for the characters in of the transition from beast to prince, he “Some of the modern pigments are
productions elsewhere. explains, “I had to create two duplicate very refined to create a very sheer but
masks so that the actors could switch opaque coverage, but none of the $20
“‘Cats,’ for example, has been done in so places during a smoke cover effect to foundations are any better than the $8
many different ways over the years and yet make the transition.” ones that we use in the theater. For the-
it has several characters that have a signa- ater, you’re at least 20 or 50 feet away from
ture look,” Volsky explains. Referencing the half-beauty and the actors. The basic colors and blending
half-zombie effect he was creating on Nix, don’t have to be as refined as they have to
“Victoria, the white cat, is always white. he shares that while both utilize color the- be for close-up photographs.”
And so her makeup has to be very white, ory, blending and sculpture, the beauty
but I wanted her also to be very beautiful. side is actually more difficult as it requires He has lately been practicing tech-
Hers is regarded as an avant-garde make- subtleties to meet expectations. On the niques with materials used by Cosplay,
up; it’s high fashion, with a cutting-edge creative side, he can let his imagination costume creators, including Worbla, a
use of line, color and shape. Hopefully, run wild, because there is no expectation moldable, plasticized material that can be
when she sees herself in the mirror, she of what it’s supposed to look like. heated and form-fitted to different shapes
sees the fulfillment of the classic Victoria such as the Japanese headpiece he created
and is inspired to perform to the utmost of “I think that’s why young people love it for Prince Yamadori in a Vero Beach Opera
her ability. This is what makeup can do – so much, because it’s a very engaging art production of Madama Butterfly.
change a person’s spiritual energy.” process,” says Volsky. “She has a beautiful
“People ask actors and designers,
With photograph in hand, his creative ‘What’s your favorite show?’ And I think
control comes into play, as he utilizes im- my go-to answer for that is, ‘The last one
age editing software to render and make I did.’ Because I don’t create a preconcep-
changes to his design. tion of how it’s going to be. As it evolves it
becomes more and more engaging.”
“That saves a lot of time in experi-
menting with the colors. I can design the The Fantasy Character Makeup Work-
makeup and make it my own before I get shop runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat-
there. It’s important to understand that urday, Oct. 26, at the Vero Beach Theatre
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It may take several iterations on the ac-
tor before the director gives final approval
and even then, tweaks can be made even
after the first performance.

“The artistic process is, by nature,
flexible and evolutionary,” says Volsky,
who next trains the actors to apply their
own makeup.

“Many of the actors really love the pro-
cess of putting on their own makeup and
evolving their designs as part of the perfor-
mance. Many actually came up with better
designs than I did for their characters, be-
cause they had studied them out specifi-
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1 “Chills & Thrills: A Haunting Family Concert” Sunday at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 2 Screening at VBMA Oct. 24. turing his mistress, Lola, as a belly dancer, 4 Lighten up this weekend, Oct. 18 and
and it’s losing money. Finding himself in 19, with an evening of food, bevs, live
loween treat: Artistic Director and Con- café-concert scene of the 19th century, and Montmartre one day, Henri discovers the music and lots of laughs at Riverside The-
ductor Aaron Collins will debut his new the enormously popular singers and danc- old-fashioned cancan – France’s most noto- atre’s Comedy Zone and Live in the Loop.
work “Dracula Reimagined,” based on his ers who populated it. The wonderful visuals rious dance – is still being performed there. Bringing the funny will be a diverse pair –
award-winning 1999 composition “The “evoke the paintings of Edgar Degas and the In a stroke of inspiration, Henri devises a comedians Kevin Lee and Tiffany Barbee.
Dracula Suite.” To top off the evening is, Impressionists, including Degas’ own father, new plan for his floundering café: he revives Did you know Riverside’s weekend of fun
as the SCSO describes it, a hilarious who- Pierre-Auguste Renoir.” The film takes place the cancan and brings in a new dancer, Nini, now has special guest emcees? This Friday’s
dunit for the whole family, “The Composer in the Paris of the 1890s. As Wikipedia tells a humble washerwoman whom he has met Comedy Zone emcee will be Val Zudans who
Is Dead,” with music by Nathaniel Stookey the story, Henri Danglard owns a cafe fea- by chance and whom, says the Museum pro- is, according to the Riverside promo, “mayor
and text by Lemony Snicket. Just so you mo, “he turns into a star.” Time: 2 p.m. Ad- (of Vero Beach) and an eye surgeon.” In the
know, “No one leaves the Concert Hall un- mission: Free with paid museum admission emcee spotlight on Saturday will be Joshua
til this mystery is solved.” Central Florida – adults, $12; seniors, $10; museum mem- Armenteros, who “comes from a BIG Cuban
actor Eric Pinder narrates. Time: 3 p.m. bers, those 17 and under, and active military family, and growing up around them gives
Tickets: under 18 and college students with with ID, free. It is a good idea to pre-register, enough stories to keep you guys laughing
student ID, free; advance through website, the museum suggests. 772-231-0707, ext. all night.” Arrive early (6:30-ish) to enjoy
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3 Among the museum’s other trea- sic. Friday’s band is Radio Days, who’ll keep
2 Perhaps you’ve been to the Moulin sures, now on view, is a magnificent, the oak leaves shaking with rock and pop
Rouge cabaret, the one at 82 Boule- almost indescribable 2017 work by Fred hits from the ’50s through today. Saturday,
vard de Clichy, Paris, and seen one of the Wilson intriguingly entitled “The Way the it’ll be “Cyndi Rapp and Rappture” with soft
City of Lights’ most enduring icons – the Moon’s in Love with the Dark.” It is a com- rock hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Times:
cancan. Perhaps not. Either way, the Vero pletely stunning chandelier of Murano Comedy Zone: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Live
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the 1955 film “French Cancan” will be a de- ous 97 5/8 inches by 65 ¾ inches. Its mu- Comedy Zone – side seats $12; table seating
lightful glimpse into romantic fin de siècle seum visit is courtesy of the Pace Gallery, $14-$18 (you can pick where you want to
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Massive ‘Making Strides’ walk packs a pink punch

Laura McGarry and Barbara McCauley. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Wanda Travis and Lakeisha Maycock. Fran Basso and Laura Moss.

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer ety senior community development man- make it,” said McGarry. “The money goes special, strong sisterhood. Every woman,
[email protected] ager. “The Vero walk is the second largest toward research and to helping survivors. and man, diagnosed with breast cancer
on the Treasure Coast, second only to People are often reluctant to talk about goes through things only each other can
A river of pink flowed through Riverside Martin County.” having breast cancer. But one woman understand.”
Park as thousands of participants made came up to me and said she had come last
a statement of support for breast cancer “We have a better crowd than normal year and was inspired after seeing every- Interspersed in the crowd were the 13
survivors at Indian River County’s 15th because of great community support. It’s one else. She was now feeling more like a Real Men Wear Pink contributors who have
annual Making Strides Against Breast just nice to see all these members of the survivor.” stepped up to raise awareness and funds.
Cancer walk. From pink tutus to bedaz- community together, young and old,” said
zled bra-bedecked T-shirts, the Power of Laura McGarry, MSABC event lead for In- “It’s important for me to be together with “It’s sort of a competition for them,” said
Pink was on full display. dian River County, adding that they hoped other survivors and to celebrate life,” said McGarry, adding that group has until the
to raise $140,000. Lin Reading, founder of the support group end of October to raise their goal of $36,000.
“We’re expecting about 4,000 people,” Friends After Diagnosis. “We just share a
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Sea scallops and N.Y. strips – with a side of moderation

By Tina Rondeau | Columnist Scallops, it turns out, in addition to Amalfi’s N.Y. Prime
[email protected] being low in cholesterol, are an excellent Center Cut Strip Steak.
source of a very important nutrient for
Two weeks to the day after undergoing a cardiovascular health, vitamin B12. They
quadruple bypass at Cleveland Clinic Indian were served on this evening with a sump-
River Hospital, I climbed the front steps of the tuous (and largely cholesterol-free) truffle
Citrus grill to enjoy a great meal – and resume potato-leek risotto.
writing the 32963 weekly dining column.
Six days later, after a three-week checkup
Any readers have a story of a swifter recov- at which my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Mark
ery than that? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Malias, declared me a success story and ex-
pressed the hope he would not be seeing me
But for me, getting back into the swing again professionally, I felt the need for some
of my heretofore active dining life seemed red meat and we headed this time for the
like the best way to move beyond memo- Amalfi Grille.
ries of a cardiac crisis that caught me to-
tally by surprise. The American Heart Association lists a
half dozen lean cuts of beef as meeting its
Recently concluded tests had provided criteria for “heart healthy,” but that was not
no hint of an impending heart attack, or what I had in mind.
that the foods I have enjoyed eating all these
years had clogged the arteries surrounding I was craving beef Pittsburgh style (or
my heart to such an extent that reopening black-and-blue, as some of you know it), and
them with catheterization was impossible. no restaurant locally does this better than
the Amalfi. However, this grilling method –
So now, as I slowly get past the soreness in which the outside of the steak is charred
of a healing chest (a few more weeks, they
tell me), I need to focus on the heart-healthy

Citrus grill’s Seared Sea
Scallops with Risotto.

PHOTO BY KAILA JONES

changes required to keep my grafted arteries at extremely high temperature while the in- cards and flowers. phers who counseled moderation.
open for years to come. side remains rare or medium-rare – requires Of the various gifts from well-wishers in I intend to try to follow a heart-healthy
beef fattier and higher in cholesterol than the
I also intend to infuse a bit more informa- AHA’s recommended lean cuts. the early days after I returned home, I con- diet, but I also intend to find room when din-
tion about the cholesterol content of entrées fess to having been most delighted by the one ing out to savor foods I love. And God willing,
in the restaurants I review (without being Oh well, Dr. Malias said I should eat any- sent by Chef Varricchio – a roasted chicken. I hope to be enjoying new dining experienc-
totally obsessive about it) in the hope this thing I craved for a month as I regained I have long viewed roast chicken as the ulti- es – and telling you about them – for years to
may enable readers to enjoy fine dining while strength. And on this evening, the Amalfi’s mate comfort food. To me, fresh off hospital come. Bon appétit.
avoiding a hospitalization of their own. prime center-cut N.Y. strip ($45) – which so- food, this chicken tasted even better than the
licitous proprietor Bob Rose made sure was Thomas Keller chicken I enjoyed a year ago. I welcome your comments, and encourage
Fortunately for me, before this latest vis- perfectly seared, locking in all the juices and you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
it to Citrus, I had discovered that one of my flavor – was indeed spectacular. Finally, there’s a lot of advice out there ach32963.com.
favorite dishes – Chef Scott Varricchio’s pan- about how to eat healthy.
seared sea scallops ($32) – is highly recom- Before ending this comeback column, I The reviewer dines anonymously at
mended from a health standpoint as well as also want to thank readers who somehow Some of the wisdom seems to change restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
being absolutely delectable. learned of my bypass, and sent get-well from week to week. The exhortation I like 32963. 
best is that of the ancient Greek philoso-

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Decanting demystified: When wine needs to breathe

Simply pulling a cork or twisting off a conversation, but is this idea of a wine im-
screw cap and letting a bottle stand for a proving simply a mirage?
while will not add much air to wine – only
a little bit of liquid is exposed in the neck “A lot of wines have an elegance that, as
of the bottle. you pour them out of the bottle and swirl
them in your glass, they do get better and
Even decanting has its detractors. Ex- more expressive,” Goldston says. “Maybe
posing a wine to air allows its aromas to it’s the time, not just the amount of air.”
dissipate, not develop, according to this No fancy toys like decanters or aerators
argument. And why would you want to needed.
lose flavor?
Goldston concedes that decanting is
Keith Goldston, a master sommelier worthwhile in certain situations. Older
who is beverage director for Landry’s, a red wines, more than a decade past their
national restaurant group based in Hous- vintage, are probably throwing some
ton, is a decanting skeptic. sediment. Decanting allows you to take
the wine off that detritus that can make
“In wine, we are always looking for a every sip unpleasant. Decant right before
fail-safe solution,” Goldston says. “I find drinking though, as these wines have
decanting unpredictable – sometimes it spent enough time in bottle already.
works, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it
does nothing at all. It always leaves you Full-bodied white wines, such as bur-
more of a mess, and decanters rarely fit in gundies or skin-fermented orange wines,
the dishwasher.” may also benefit from spending time in a
decanter, he says. And if, in the middle of
They work for restaurants, though. “I a dinner party, you decide to bring a spe-
guarantee you, if a restaurant is decanting cial wine out of your really cold cellar to
a lot of wine, they are selling more. But it’s share with your guests, run warm water
mostly for show.” over the outside of a decanter and then
pour the wine in.
But wait – what about those tannic baby
reds we are too impatient to age properly? And that last bit of advice may actual-
ly be the most important key to getting
“The conventional wisdom says big, the most enjoyment from your wine. It’s
young reds benefit from decanting, but not the air, but the temperature. We tend
I’ve found they tend to shut down even to drink our red wines too warm and our
more,” Goldston says. A wine “shuts whites too cold.
down” when it tastes tight and unyielding,
as if it is safeguarding its flavors rather “If you want your red wines to taste
than sharing them. their best for a dinner party, put them in
the fridge a few hours before, and when
To be honest, I was skeptical about your first guest arrives, take them out and
Goldston’s skepticism. Time after time, let them warm at room temperature for 30
I’ve enjoyed wines that clearly blossomed minutes or so,” Goldston advises. “Take
in the hours or even days after I opened your whites out of the fridge 30 minutes
them, revealing nuances with each sip. before your guests are due. If they get too
Not every wine, of course, but this has be- warm, you can always put them back to
come one way I identify quality in a wine. chill a little more.” 
Sure, the wine could be having a positive
effect on me, as could the occasion or

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Every dog has its day (to play) at ‘Howls for Fall’

Hi Dog Buddies!

I’m still out of the office, so one of my Lt. Albert Iovino
many assistants volunteered to sniff out yet and Jacque Perrone.
another dog-centric event – the H.A.L.O.
Howls for Fall Festival last Saturday after- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
noon, co-hosted by H.A.L.O. No-Kill Res-
cue and the Indian River Shores Public Chief Rich Rosell
Safety Department, held on the grounds of with Diamond.
the newly constructed Indian River Shores
Community Center. Recalling one resident who had called of the nearly 100 potcakes (a mixed-breed Society after the devastation wrought by
because his wife was in a rage, Iovino said, dog found in Bahamas) which H.A.L.O. Hurricane Dorian.
Tails were wagging as assorted pups and “She had dementia and was threatening to took in from the Grand Bahama Humane
their two-legged companions enjoyed old throw something through a window.” H.A.L.O.’s mission is to provide a no-kill
fashioned fun visiting a haunted firehouse, DON’T BE SHY haven for abandoned and abused animals
participating in a costume contest, taking Iovino said he was amazed by how in Indian River County. Upcoming events
hayrides, bobbing for apples and play- quickly the woman calmed down when he We are always looking for pets include their Dec. 6 H.A.L.O. Fur Ball and
ing assorted games. Inside, vendors from brought along two of the firehouse foster with interesting stories. the Jan. 5 Chase Your Tail 5K Run/Walk. For
H.A.L.O.’s Artisans at the Mall crew sold dogs. more information, visit halorescuefl.org.
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rescues with these rescuers,” added Jacque
It was also the perfect time to reveal Petrone, H.A.L.O. founder.
the 2020 Rescue Me Calendar, featuring
photos of IRS Public Safety Department Among Saturday’s attendees were a few
employees paired with some adorable an-
imals rescued by HALO. Calendars can be
purchased through the H.A.L.O. website,
its Sebastian Adoption Center or at the IRS
Public Safety Department, with proceeds
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The genesis for the collaboration began
several years ago when Lt. Albert Iovino
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tia, interacted with his dogs. Wondering if
dogs might help officers during interac-
tions with residents suffering from demen-
tia or Alzheimer’s, they began fostering
H.A.L.O. dogs; more often than not result-
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“Law enforcement has an obligation to
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them,” said Chief Rich Rosell, comment-
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NEGATIVE DOUBLES ARE USEFUL COUNTERS WEST NORTH EAST
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Hans Selye, an Austrian-Hungarian endocrinologist who died in 1982, said, “Adopting 8643 A52 97
the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” Or, at the bridge table,
adopting the negative double can convert a minus score into a plus one. SOUTH
AQ7
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and your partner must be ready to fight back. Bridge is not a game for cowards. 96
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If the opener bids one of a suit, the next player overcalls in a different suit, perhaps with a
single jump, and the responder doubles, that is negative. Its primary job at a low level is to Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Neither
try to find a fit in an unbid major. In this deal, North’s double shows four hearts and 6 or more
points. (North might have five hearts if his hand is too weak for a two-heart response, which The Bidding:
promises 10-plus points.)
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Over this double, South has an easy jump to four hearts. (Perhaps he thought about three 1 Clubs 1 Spades Dbl. Pass
no-trump, but that would not have worked well if West had led a high diamond. Then East 4 Hearts Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
would have signaled with the queen to tell West that the suit was running.) A Diamonds

West leads the diamond ace, cashes the diamond king and continues with a third diamond,
which South ruffs.

On top, declarer has one spade, four hearts and four clubs. So, along with the diamond ruff,
there are no worries. Just take the ruff, draw trumps and run the clubs.

What would North have done without the negative double? Presumably bid two clubs,
potentially reaching a 3-3 fit. You will get positive results with negative doubles.

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25 At once (11) 19 Wrap or scarf (5)
21 Warning signal (5)
22 Area of land (5)

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Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | GAMES October 18, 2019 B15

ACROSS 87 Surveyor’s nail denizen The Washington Post
88 Unsociable 39 British school
1 Return of the ___ 90 Atticus Finch portrayer 40 “Stop staring ___!” UNEASY LISTENING By Merl Reagle
5 The over-50 crowd? 91 Provide 41 Draw the outline of
9 Opening letters 94 Inappropriate Muzak for a 42 Romance-novel buyers
12 Trapezoid, for one 43 “Skip me”
17 Paulsen for whom a skating doctor’s office? (from Paul 44 Carping one
McCartney) 45 Lip-stretching people
jump is named 97 See 64 Down 46 Dracula director Browning
18 Fortunate 98 Baby food buyer 48 Miracle on 34th Street
20 Excessively 101 First name in home humor
21 “___ see!” 102 Ochoa’s one character
22 Inappropriate Muzak for 103 Barker’s barrage 52 Potent start?
104 Let fall 53 Focused (on)
a doctor’s office? (from 105 Beef cuts 56 Blown-up area
Roberta Flack) 108 With 115 Across, 58 2-by-4
25 “Go ahead, make ___” inappropriate Muzak for a 59 Actress Moore
26 Is, in Issy doctor’s office? (from Barry 60 Tennyson effort
27 Rocket launcher? Manilow) 62 “___ girl!”
28 Inappropriate Muzak for a 111 Treat roughly 64 With 97 Across, really big
doctor’s office? (from Sting) 112 Walk-on? 68 Sculls
30 Worked as a rabbi 114 Propeller sound 69 Sit suddenly
32 Straighten (out) 115 See 108 Across 70 Old illumination
34 Maine et les autres 119 Broadcast transition 71 Receded
35 The Gold Bug penner 120 On the ___ 72 Grateful mot
36 Hajji’s teacher 121 ___ the spot 73 Tent-raising prop
37 Wash again, 122 Celluloid terrier 74 He talked to a Post
as the dishes 123 Aristophanes topic 77 Tetley rival
38 Indeed, in Psalms 124 Prophet ending 78 Medal candidate
41 Inappropriate Muzak for a 125 Takes off the shelf 79 Potato buds
doctor’s office? (from the 126 Mangel-wurzel, e.g. 80 British composer
Beatles) 81 “Friendly skies” corp.
47 Kelly the clown DOWN 83 Geraldine’s mom
49 Catch, as calves 1 Chinatown sleuth 84 Bean dip?
50 Port from which Columbus 2 Am alive 88 Sol’s intro
departed 3 Legacy airline carrier 89 Winter viruses
in 1492 4 Needing nursing 92 What barons build
51 Job, Joel, 5 Emo emotion 93 Traffic-slowing weather
or Jonah, e.g. 6 Mater or Mahler preceder 95 Point of an angle
54 Minuscule minimum 7 Morgue, for one 96 WWII plane,
55 Violin maker 8 Ofc. needs
57 It adjoins a locker room 9 Bulletin-board abbr. the ___ Gay
58 Inappropriate Muzak for a 10 Scarecrow portrayer 99 Quality of character
doctor’s office? (from Bon 11 Hapless cartoon predator 100 Pacific greetings
Jovi) 12 Runny nose 103 Soft-drink concentrate
61 Light-plane maker 104 Sequel to 9 Across
63 Game, in ancient Greece or watery eyes 105 Rommel’s rumblers
65 Bereft of the basics 13 Georgetown’s players 106 Rub the wrong away?
66 Type widths 14 Vowel-rich carmaker 107 Honeymoon booking
67 With 78 Across, 15 Method of proceeding 108 “Take ___ Train”
inappropriate Muzak for a 16 TV Tarzan Ron 109 Sets, as sails
doctor’s office? (from Stevie 18 Piled haphazardly 110 Lapidary display
Nicks and Tom Petty) 19 Central Indiana city 111 Muddy going
71 Type widths 23 Valuable bar 113 Wee fly everywhere
74 Wok material 24 Old Cadillac feature 114 Way to fly: abbr.
75 Pinza piece 29 Go back for a pass 116 Aussie symbol
76 “Yeah, right” 31 Surprise wins 117 ___ Vegas
78 See 67 Across 32 “___ I could spit!” 118 Shoot the breeze
82 Namesake often 33 Spectator shouts
85 Zodiac sign 36 Sans thinking
86 Lowood waif Jane 38 Mysterious mountain

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ONGOING River County Fairgrounds sponsored by Kinder- for cash prizes. Free event; $5/adopted duck. hunts and obstacle courses, canoe trips, crafts
garten Readiness Coalition, with vehicles of every Thegreatduckderby.com and trick-or-treat stations (costumes option-
Vero Beach Museum of Art - AI Weiwei: Cir- size and purpose, games and activities. $5/indi- al). Standard admission. Spooky ‘Creature of
cle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, thru Dec. vidual; children 2 and under free. 772-220-1220 20 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Preacher Island’ pontoon boat tours (reserva-
15. 772-231-0707 presents Chills and Thrills, a family tions required), $15 adult; $10 children includes
19 Feed the Soul Food Truck Frenzy, friendly program of Halloween music, 3 p.m. at admission. 772-589-5050
Terror on Main Street Haunted House pre- 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Vero Beach High School PAC. 855-252-7276
sented by GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Park, a mental health awareness event hosted 26 Vero Beach Centennial Finale Cele-
Club, 7:30 p.m. Oct.18 & 19, 25 & 26, and Oct. 29 by the Mental Health Collaborative, demonstra- 21 Screening of ‘No Small Matter,’ a docu- bration, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all along
to 31. sebastianhauntedhouse.org tions and children’s activities. 772-217-3663 mentary on early childhood education 14th Avenue in Downtown Vero Beach, with 10
hosted by Childcare Resources of Indian River at a.m. Halloween & Centennial Parade followed
OCTOBER 19 Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade Vero Beach Museum of Art, 5 p.m. cocktail re- by historic displays, food & drink, live entertain-
& Pet Expo to benefit Dogs for Life ser- ception; 6 p.m. film, followed by discussion with ment and performances, children’s activities
18-20 National Wildlife Refuge Week vice dog training for veterans, begins 2 p.m. at its co-director, Danny Alpert. $50. 772-567-3202 and family fun. Verobeach100.org
hosted by Pelican Island Pres- DFL Off-Leash Dog Park, with Sheriff’s K-9 Demo
ervation Society: Indian River Bird and Nature at 3 p.m. and Pawrade at 4 p.m. Free. 772-567- 22 Navy League Treasure Coast Council 26 Fall Festival at LaPorte Farms, 10 a.m.
Art Show at Sebastian River Art Club, 6 to 8 p.m. 8969 Luncheon, 11 a.m. at Quail Valley Riv- to 4 p.m. with pony and hay rides,
Fri. artists’ reception and showings 9 a.m. to 5 er Club, celebrates the U. S. Navy’s 244th birth- face painting, costume contest, pumpkin patch
p.m. Sat. and to 4 p.m. Sun.; Dr. Llewelyn Erhart, 19 Run Vero Race Series Frightening 4K, day with guest speakers Cmdr. Monica Frey, SC, and friendly critters. 772-633-0813
founder of the Marine Turtle Research Group at 6:15 p.m. from South Beach Park, USN and Lt. Cmdr. Adam Gunter, SC, USN, on
UCF speaks 3:30 p.m. Sat. at Capt. Hiram’s; Sunset with 6:50 p.m. free Kids Race and post-race fes- “Supporting the Navy and Marine Corps Avi- 26 City of Sebastian Halloween Costume
cruise to Pelican Island, Sat. 5 p.m. ($45); Meet & tivities and costume contest. 772-643-7010 ation - From Factory to the Flight Line”. $25. Contest, 10 a.m. to Noon at Riverview
Greet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. 10/19 at Pelican Island 772-999-3837 Park, with music, hay rides.
National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Trail; and tree 19 to January 12 - Vero Beach Museum
planting ceremony 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fri. 10/18 at of Art presents L’Affichomania: The 24 Concerts in the Park featuring Don 26 Family Fall Festival, 1 p.m. at Summer
PINWR. Free for all but cruise. firstrefuge.org Art of French Posters exhibit. 772-231-0707 Soledad, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach Mu- Crush Vineyard & Winery hosted by
seum of Art. BYO chair. $10 & $12. 772-231-0707 Community Services Alliance to benefit Trea-
19 Touch a Truck Family Festival, 10 a.m. 20 Great Duck Derby to benefit Treasure sure Coast Community Health Pediatric Dental
to 2 p.m. (first hour honk-free) at Indian Coast Community Health Foundation, 25|26 Half-Haunted Halloween, Services and Little Birthday Angels. $15 at door.
12 Noon at Capt. Hiram’s Sandbar, with 5,000 5 to 8 p.m. at the Envi- 772-460-0500
‘adopted’ rubber ducks racing to the finish line ronmental Learning Center, with scavenger
27 We Golf Fore Habitat, 1 p.m. at Big-
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN Shots Golf to benefit Habitat for Hu-
in October 11, 2019 Edition 1 ALMOST 1 ASPECT manity (replaces Bowl to Build). $40 includes
4 UTOPIA 2 MANOR golf, contests and $5 food/drink coupon. 772-
9 PANACHE 3 SUCCUMB 562-9860 ext. 209
10 ROCKS 5 THROB
11 CORFU 6 PICCOLO 28 Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs to
12 DUBIOUS 7 ASSESS benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, 6 p.m.
13 COMBINATION 8 LEADINGLADY at Quail Valley River Club, honoring Dale and
18 TRIVIAL 14 ORIGINS Matilde Sorensen, with auctions, gourmet din-
20 COACH 15 TACTFUL ner and decadent chocolate desserts by local
22 GUIDE 16 STIGMA chefs. $200. 772-770-6000
23 DEFROST 17 CHATTY
24 ASSIST 19 ITEMS
25 SLEEPY 21 ALONE

Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 Crossword Page B14 (SOMETHING IN COMMON) 29 to November 17 - Riverside Theatre
presents the exuberant 60’s musical,
“Beehive,” showcasing 40+ classic chart-toppers
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