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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-12-07 22:53:15

12/08/2017 ISSUE 49

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Coffee duty has ‘Perks’

A3 A11 B9Students get jolt of experience
A run for the money PSL’s Puerto Rican pride!

Race to benefit ROTCs, vets Inaugural parade this Saturday

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 49 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

Need a little Christmas? Here’s LOTS of it! Strategizing
begins in fight
to up sales tax

The specatular Port St. Lucie ‘Christmas House’ opens its doors for tours starting tonight at 6 p.m. Located at 716 SE Walters Terrace BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]
the elaborately-decorated home features 73 Christmas trees, 51 manger scenes, 75,000 lights and 75,000 ornaments. To find out
The next general election is 11
why this year’s experience is more special than ever to homeowner JW Salveson, see our story on Page 4.  PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN months away. Yet local leaders
are already gearing up for a new
chance to ask voters to support
increasing the sales tax.

But will that increase be by a
half cent or a full cent? For 10
years or two decades?

Answers have not yet been
determined. That’s what a con-
sultant is working on – polling
400 residents around St. Lucie
County, in Port St. Lucie, Fort
Pierce and the unincorporated
county.

Results should be in by the
end of January.

Last year, the half-cent, 20-
year proposed increase failed
by about 6 percent, leaving city
and county officials figuring out
how to move forward with fund-
ing various projects the sales tax

CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

Heartbreak as little girl’s body found in pond ‘FAB 5’ POOCHES ON
MEND AFTER ORDEAL
Chelsea Noel. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer aker searching a pond in the area of David Lynch with one
[email protected] SW Halmark Street and SW Abacus of the rescued dogs. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Avenue. [email protected]
A 4-year-old girl who walked out
of her family’s home was later found “Port St. Lucie Police would like to Five slobbering, loving pit bulls are re-
dead in a retention pond. Foul play is thank the many whom assisted with covering from neglect, malnutrition and
not suspected. the search,” the agency said in a press mistreatment at the Humane Society of St.
release. Lucie County while their so-called owner
Chelsea Noel, who was wearing a is out of jail on $25,000 bail awaiting her
pink nightgown with a cartoon horse According to authorities, a security day in court.
on the front, was reported missing camera picked up the child walking
the evening of Dec. 2. Her body was out the front door of the house, lo- Sissy, Nala, Moose, Chaos and Danny –
discovered 25 hours later by a kay-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 the holidays? Page B7

HEALTH A12-A15 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15

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For high-schoolers, coffee-cart duty has its ‘Perks’

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer The cart returned Nov. 28 with all to $1 – barely enough to cover ex-
[email protected] the fanfare of a grand opening. “The
grand re-opening was wonderful,” penses, according to Taylor.
Employees at the St. Lucie County Ad- said coordinator Martha Taylor. “We
ministration building just might be a little had lots of community leaders and “St. Lucie County (administra-
perkier on Tuesdays with the return of the school board leaders present to sup-
Student Perks coffee cart. port the students.” tion) values the program as it gives

For the second school year, the stu- This year, Student Perks will have these students first-hand experience
dent-run coffee cart will pop up at the ad- students from both Port St. Lucie
ministration building in Fort Pierce for a High – where McClain and Bacon at- in running a business, while at the
couple hours once a week – so be quick to tend – and Westwood High. Last year,
get the coffee and pastries before they’re only Port St. Lucie High participated. same time, giving both the public
gone or wait until next week.
“They have to earn it,” said Taylor. and employees easy access to coffee
“It was fun,” returning student Megan Students must maintain good grades
McClain told St. Lucie Voice. “I got to learn and exhibit good behavior to be con- and snacks,” said county spokesman
about the job. It was rough, but I had fun, sidered. They must also be nominat-
too.” ed by a teacher and go through an Erick Gill in a press release sent out
interview process.
For McClain, the challenge is serving the about the coffee cart.
people – lots of people – and making sure “Student Perks offers our students
everything is as good as it can be. opportunities to work with custom- Taylor said other agencies and or-
ers to flex their abilities in the areas of nutri-
Returning with her is Anthony Bacon. The tion, money, marketing, social skills, safety, ganizations have reached out to her
best part of the coffee cart for him? “Meeting work ethics, and working with the public,”
new people and socializing,” he said. Taylor said in a statement released by the to bring the Student Perks coffee cart
county regarding the program.
Bacon, 16, will serve this year as the Stu- to their location. So far, though, the
dent Perks manager. McClain, also 16, will The students laughed when asked if they
be the assistant manager. get to cut class to work the coffee cart. Bethany Grubbs starts her Tuesday with School District has not been able to
coffee service from student Alejandro expand the program to other sites.
They will oversee seven new students who “We get a permission slip,” McClain said
were invited to the Student Perks program. diplomatically. Sanchez at the Student Perks Coffee Shop in “We hope to continue the pro-
the St. Lucie County Administration building. gram,” Taylor said, and expand it in
McClain said she and Bacon have already “We kinda are,” Bacon confessed.
created a game plan for managing the stu- Taylor told St. Lucie Voice that Student PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
dents. “We’ll be a team and work together,”
she said. the future. However, the district will

Perks is part of the School District’s career need more funding and staff assigned to it

exploration program, which allows select in order for that to happen.

students to leave campus so long as they Anyone interested in helping to under-

keep up with their classwork. write Student Perks’ expenses can donate

And no, the students don’t get paid while to the School District directly by sending a

working at the cart – not even tips. check with a notation for Student Perks to

“We wished we got paid,” McClain said. the District, the School Board or to Port St.

Instead, every penny collected at the cart Lucie High School.

goes back into the Student Perks program, For more information on how to support

helping to offset the cost of inventory and the program, call Martha Taylor at 772-370-

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‘CHRISTMAS HOUSE’ EXPERIENCE EXTRA-SPECIAL THIS YEAR

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer For more information, visit

[email protected] the Christmas House’s face-

There’s no mistaking which book page: Facebook.com –

house on SE Walters Terrace is search “Port St. Lucie Christmas

the Christmas House. A cus- House.”

tom-made, 22-foot-tall Santa

towers over the house, greeting WHAT YOU’LL SEE

those who will soon be stand- (A SHORT LIST)

ing in line to tour the interior of The Joan Rivers Tree: collec-

the home. tion of Faberge egg ornaments

Entering the house, the smell The Forgotten Angel Tree:

of Christmas permeates the air. collection of Christmas angels

Holiday lights tinkle, adding a that once presided over Christ-

colorful and playful glow to the mas mornings and have since

walls. been discarded

And the Christmas trees. The Florida Tree: a colorful

Some are floor-to-ceiling tall collection of Florida ornaments

and so laden with ornaments The Bird Tree: 500 birds

it’s a wonder they cling on. perched among the branches

“We literally do not cook The Hallmark Trees: one is

anymore,” JW Salveson said a collection of glass ball orna-

while giving St. Lucie Voice a ments; the other is Hallmark

sneak-peek tour ahead of Fri- whimsies

day’s grand opening. The Campbell Soup Tree:

Salveson explained that the collection of vintage ornaments

house MUST smell like Christ- produced by Campbell Soup

mas – “I can’t have this place The Candy Cane Lane Room at the ‘Christmas House’ owned by JW Salveson and Jerome Sangalli. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN The Golden Tree: collection
smelling like bacon!” of golden ornaments on a rotat-

Instead of starving for the ing tree

month of December, Salveson and his being able to walk,” Salveson said. prayed to Our Lady of Fatima, promising The Norman Rockwell Tree

partner, Jerome Sangalli, order in, taking The crash happened at a stop light on to say the rosary daily if he’d be able to get The Disney Room – containing multiple

their food to a covered cabana out on the Floresta Drive. A young woman who was the Christmas House open again and be trees of ornaments and Mickey’s Ski Slope

lanai to eat. texting slammed her Cadillac into Salves- able to walk. The Candy Cane Lane Room – Wizard

This is the 10th year Salveson and San- on’s car at 55 mph, according to Salveson. He hasn’t skipped a day since – though, of Oz themed holiday decoration includ-

galli have converted their home into the He sustained four broken ribs, a neck he admitted, he had to look up the rosary ing the Wicked Witch of the West ready to

Christmas House to benefit Dogs and fracture, three spine fractures, and lost in order to pray it. party.

Cats Forever and collect toys for the chil- teeth from chomping the steering wheel. “We’re calling it a Christmas Miracle,” The Hanukkah Bush: an upside-down

dren served by CASTLE, an organization Sangalli suffered neck issues. Salveson said. blue and white Christmas tree decorated

dedicated to preventing child abuse and By mid-2016, Salveson made contact Tours take approximately 20 minutes with the words “world” and “peace”

neglect through education and awareness. with a doctor who was able to repair him and are narrated/explained by a small The Coca-Cola Village.

The Christmas House actually started to the point he could re-learn how to walk. army of volunteers who man their stations

12 years ago, but Salveson and Sangalli This year’s Christmas House is their first each night. HOW TO HELP:

had to take a two-year break from hosting back from the crash – and dedicated to Our The house is located at 716 SE Walters A new toy valued $10 or more per per-

the holiday tradition in 2015 following a Lady of Fatima. Terrace and is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. son for entry or a $10 raffle ticket to ben-

traffic crash that left Salveson severely in- Salveson explained that in his delirium daily from Dec. 8 to 17. efit Dogs and Cats Forever and CASTLE.

jured. in the hospital, the news was playing on TV Free, secure parking is available on Flo- Donations can be made to www.GoFund-

He was told he’d never walk again. and a story came on about the anniversary resta Boulevard at Aycock/Dignity Funer- Me.com/portstluciechristmashouse to

“I was more concerned about not being of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. al Home, Port St. Lucie Christian Church, help offset the expense of putting on the

able to do the Christmas House than not A devout Catholic as a child, Salveson and Floresta Elementary School. house. 



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COMMUNITY BOULEVARD CLOSURE WILL LAST TILL SPRING

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Riverland,” Schwerdt said. “It’s a new res- Tradition Parkway and Northwest Westcliffe tersection,” Schwerdt said. “They have 322
idential community. This is just the first Lane. The last year the count was done was lots planed and that’s for single housing.”
Development often comes with some in- phase of a pretty big community they’re go- 2014.
convenience, and the closure of Southwest ing to be developing.” Stocton said Community is used by some
Community Boulevard for construction is Village Parkway has an annual average driving to and from SW Becker Road to work
the latest example. Schwerdt said that the road closure will daily traffic count of 6,633 trips between Tra- or shop, and by group-ride and solitary cy-
probably affect few. “The traffic count is low dition Parkway and Southwest Becker Road clists.
“The gist of it is, Community Boulevard out there,” he said. in the report.
is going to be closed at (Southwest) Stock- “We ask for patience as we’re doing con-
ton Place, the east entrance of (TownPark at So low that the St. Lucie Transportation The road’s level of service is rated as a “C” struction,” he said.
Tradition),” Heath Stocton, transportation Planning Organization doesn’t include that It’s infrequent for a road to get a B rating.
engineer at the city, said. “The road’s going road segment in its “Fall 2016 Traffic Counts Getting an A is pretty much unheard of. He doesn’t expect the work to disrupt
to be closed from there to (Southwest Dis- and Level of Service Report.” On the north- anyone living in Tradition. He said it’ll all be
covery Way).” ern side, Community has an annual average “There will be some work to the intersec- done during daylight hours.
daily traffic count of 3,967 trips between tion (of Community and Discovery) itself,
There are no exceptions to the road clo- but most of the work will be south of the in- “The nearest home is about a half mile
sure. away,” Stocton said. 

“It’s going to be a full closure,” Stocton
said. “No cars, no bicycles, no pedestrians,
none of that. There’s going to be a lot of con-
struction in there and open holes.”

The closure will last through to spring. “It
should be open by the first of March,” Stoc-
ton said.

Southbound traffic on Community is be-
ing diverted eastward on Tradition Parkway
to Village Parkway Drive. “Follow the posted
detours,” Stocton said. “They should be well
marked.”

Colt Schwerdt, the city’s regulatory man-
ager, said GL Homes is doing the roadwork.

“They are going to be modifying the in-
tersection and extending Community Bou-
levard south,” he said. “It’s roughly 3,000 feet
(a little more than half a mile) they’re going
to be extending it.”

“This is the first of the development for

PHOTO COURTESY PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

DROWNING TRAGEDY

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

cated in the 4600 block of SW Keats Street,
shortly before 10 p.m.

Patrol units, the St. Lucie County Sher-
iff’s helicopter and Martin County Cor-
rectional bloodhounds all engaged in the
search, according to the police depart-
ment, but to no avail.

Nearly 25 hours later, a U.S. Marshal
member of the search team in a kayak re-
ported seeing what appeared to be the
child submerged in the pond a few blocks
away.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Dive Team
went to the pond around 1 a.m. on Dec.
4 and was able to retrieve the body. It was
identified as that of Chelsea Noel. 

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AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES or “The Fab 5,” as the Humane Society calls They discovered that Hand is the regis-
them – are dealing with a host of medical tered property owner and that the home
had been registered as “Loving Hands Pit
ailments. Bull Rescue.”

Sissy, an American Bulldog, according The so-called rescue had previous ad-
dresses that included SW Biltmore in Port St.
to the Humane Society, should weigh be- Lucie and Delaware Avenue in Fort Pierce.

tween 80 and 90 pounds. She is just half that Authorities tracked Hand to her deceased
grandmother’s home and found her vehicle
weight. in front, according to the arrest report. How-
ever, Hand did not come to the door when
“Five beautiful dogs that should be investigators knocked.

rolling around in the grass, being spoiled They then went to Hand’s father’s home.
Her father told investigators that he knew
with toys and treats, and smothering their
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The Humane Society’s Facebook page
In-kind donations of toys, treats and
has been keeping the public updated on the the like are also needed, as are fosters
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One post, from Monday evening, showed
they were there about his daughter. He ex-
a photo of Sissy sitting patiently for a treat. plained that she had just called to tell him
that police had been to her house and that
“She has been such a good girl this past she was in trouble because of the dogs.

WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD week and has already gained 10lbs!! She is Through her father, investigators were
eventually able to interview Hand, who told
CrSeWekStWoanyy making good progress, but please keep her them that she had moved out of the Ever
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. Road house and into her grandmother’s
SW Hartwick Dr. in your thoughts as she still has a long way to house months ago but that she always
stopped by to take care of the dogs.
go. Keep fighting Sissy,” the post reads.
She also told investigators that she had
Nala, too, has appeared on the Facebook been receiving death threats, though the
arrest affidavit did not provide any detail on
page, showing off for the camera while roll- those threats or what connection they might
have had to the case.
ing in the grass.
Hand also expressed concern that her
“Nala, one our FAB FIVE dogs who were arrest might interfere with her being able to
get married as planned on Dec. 10.
recently neglected and abandoned in a PSL
In the days following her arrest, Hand has
home, is enjoying a nice morning walk. She bonded out of jail and is now represented
by attorney Michael Robert Ohle, of Ohle &
An unforgettable absolute loves to roll around in the grass and Ohle in Fort Pierce.

memorial receive belly rubs,” reads the post. She has entered a plea of not guilty before
takes planning. Sissy and Nala are expected to be ready Judge James McCann. It was not known as of
press time when she is due back in court. 
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with his heavenly Father on Nov. 25. passed away very peacefully at her home Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
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Frank was born in Merrick, N.Y., on She was born to Mary and Emilio Martino
March 5, 1926, to Francis and Anthony on Feb. 21, 1927. palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
Duvelsdorf. better meet the needs of our community.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, Conn., she
He served in the armed forces during raised her family, worked for that city be- Licensed since 1982.
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cooking, watching “Days of our Lives,” bingo,
He met the love of his life, Molly, and slots, puzzles, reading and music.
married her on May 16, 1981.
She is the beloved mother of JoAnn Russo
They lived in Long Island until they LaConte, Carol Ann Russo Lombardo, To-
retired, spending winters in Florida and ni-Lynn Russo Vasiliadis and Nancy Russo
summers in Long Island until 15 years ago Borges. She was the wife of her late beloved
when they moved to Port St. Lucie perma- husband of 70 years. He was the love of her
nently. life. She is also survived by grandson Wil-
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wife, Amelia “Molly” Duvelsdorf. tos; along with her mother and father,
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AVISON YOUNG TAPPED TO SELL TRADITION FACILITY

Avison Young has been exclusively se- opportunities due to its strategic position cutting-edge research. tion,” said Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec.
lected by the City of Port St. Lucie to market within the Tradition Center for Innovation The center’s design was intended
and sell the Florida Center for Bio-Sciences, Research Park.” Formerly the Vaccine & The Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce market con-
a 101,000-square-foot, three-story, lakeside Gene Therapy Institute, the city got control to create a culture that promotes col-
biomedical research facility situated on of the facility in August and rebranded it. laboration and excellence in research. tinues to strengthen as shown by healthy
eight acres at 9801 SW Discovery Way. Avi- Features include laboratory/research
son Young’s Principals Michael T. Fay and Completed in 2012, the Florida Center facilities accounting for 70 percent of demand in its office and retail sectors. The
Keith O’Donnell and Senior Vice President for Bio-Sciences is LEED Gold Certified for the building, expansive conference
Jay A. Ziv will spearhead the sale. its environmentally-friendly design features and lecture spaces, an on-site café, and pri- office market has experienced positive ab-
which minimize the building’s carbon foot- vate offices with administrative and recep-
“With residential development, the ex- print and overall impact on the surrounding tionist areas. Also, a full data center and IT sorption over the past 12 months, and robust
pansion of the nearby Martin Memorial environment. hardware with equipment offer a secure in-
Hospital, and amenities in the immediate frastructure. new construction is seeing ample pre-leas-
area, Florida Center for Bio-Sciences offers Proximate to Florida’s Turnpike and Inter-
a location in which to live, work, and play,” state 95, the property provides easy access to “We look forward to the Florida Center for ing activity.  ­– CONTRIBUTED
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ing it an ideal location in which to conduct a job creating, revolutionary research institu-

SALES TAX sales-tax funding – road improvement,
sidewalks, drainage, water quality, and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A8 the like – are all items residents already
expect the city to take care of.
revenues could have covered.
“There’s always more projects than “They don’t see why they should come
out of pocket,” he said, adding that they
money,” consultant Steven Vancore told could win the initiative if Port St. Luc-
the Board of County Commissioners and ie’s list of projects is “forgive me, sexy
Port St. Lucie City Council during a joint enough.”
meeting last week.
A citizen survey being conducted near
He told them the poll would help to the end of January or early February
determine the best option for garnering could help identify just such projects, ac-
voter support. cording to City Manager Russ Blackburn.

Last year’s polling showed a 1-cent Already, the city has identified Floresta
sales tax increase was a non-starter, Drive and Port St. Lucie Boulevard as two
while a half-cent increase would have large road projects that could move for-
been an easier sale. “We’re happy to re- ward sooner if the sales tax increase were
test it,” Vancore said of revisiting the half- approved.
vs. full-cent question.
“They need to see something in it for
Virtually “no difference” was found themselves,” Vancore agreed.
between a 10-year or a 20-year term for
the increase, he said, referring to the 2016 Once the results come back from the
ballot initiative. poll and survey, the boards expect to
meet again to hash out a game plan for
Vancore told the elected officials that taking the question to the ballot and get-
one of the stumbling blocks identified ting the public onboard.
from last year’s failure was a lack of time.
Due to the Fire District’s endeavor to in- Per state law, the governing agencies
crease its own fee, the county and cities are not allowed to allocate funds and re-
held off on pushing the sales tax initia- sources to advocating for or against the
tive. ballot measure; they are only allowed to
educate.
The reason was because they didn’t
want to muddy the waters between what However, they are allowed to express
the Fire District was requesting and the their own personal opinions and can
county request. do so at various community events and
meetings, they were advised.
Even still, both initiatives failed.
“We want to be data-driven,” Port St. “We want everything nailed down six
Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec said, adding months before the election,” County
that they’d need to wait for the polling Administrator Howard Tipton said. That
data, as well as the city’s citizen survey, to would give the boards time to craft their
be completed and analyzed before mov- education materials and ensure that
ing forward. those who might speak in public about
“The reality is, no one wants to pay the initiative have the proper talking
more taxes,” said Port St. Lucie Council- points.
woman Jolien Caraballo, noting if the poll
were to list the lower of the two options, They plan to reach out to the business
that’s what people would select. and civic communities, seeking champi-
Vancore said the polling could start ons who could advocate in favor of the
with the full-cent option, but warned sales take increase.
that if the favorable response didn’t start
above 50 percent, it’d be a “non-starter.” “Our doors are open,” Commission
Oravec pointed out one of the chal- Board Chair Frannie Hutchinson said,
lenges facing Port St. Lucie specifically. addressing members of the business
The projects previously earmarked for community who were in attendance at
the joint meeting.

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A RUN FOR THE MONEY TO HELP ROTCs, HOMELESS VETS

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Cadets at Treasure Coast High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC programs in St. Lucie and Mar-
Junior ROTC program, FL-20081, ready to run at last year’s 5K. tin involved this year is a high priority.
Tradition’s Bobby Williams aims to stomp
down homelessness among veterans and lift PHOTO COURTESY OF MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FL-28 “The goal is for each one of those to send
up local Junior ROTC students. five teams each,” he said.
with coats and jackets to help impoverished runners – which included numerous Ju-
Williams, an Army veteran, is presi- veterans get ready for colder weather. Sarah’s nior ROTC cadets from St. Lucie and Martin Race teams average four members.
dent of the Military Officers Association of Kitchen provided 150 meals. Williams said schools seeking to win the Cadet Challenge “It’s about 20 cadets from each program,”
America FL-28, MOAA. He’s also the race that organizers weren’t picky about whether Cup. MOAA gave each of the participating Williams said.
director for the association’s second annual beneficiaries were veterans or not. high-school ROTC programs about $380 He hopes Treasure Coast veterans and
TCMOAA & JROTC 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk. each, and put just over $500 into its home- Port St. Lucie residents turn out big to give
The officially-timed run will be at the inter- The first 5K helped the MOAA chapter fi- lessness-assistance coffers. the high-schoolers a sense of community
section of Southwest Village Parkway and nance the stand down. The run raised about and accomplishment. “We have to encour-
Southwest Discovery Way in Tradition on $4,000. Not all the high schools participated. Wil- age and inspire our young people to do bet-
Saturday, Feb. 3. liams said getting all eight high schools with ter,” Williams said. “Even if you can’t run,
There were nearly 40 sponsors and 135 come out to support the youth.”
“The proceeds for this run go to a home- Between now and race time Williams is
less veteran program and the (Junior) ROTC seeking opportunities to speak to groups
programs,” said Williams. about the run. MOAA is also seeking spon-
sors of all sizes and donation levels.
People will have a chance to support the “Race day registration starts at 7 (a.m.),”
run before then. There’ll be a raffle and auc- Williams said. “The race starts at 8:30 (a.m.).”
tion fundraiser at Recovery Sports Grill on While the Junior ROTC runners are vy-
Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ing for the Cadet Challenge Cup, others will
Recovery is at 10350 SW Don R. Led Duke compete in age categories ranging from 12
Drive, Port St. Lucie. and younger to 70 and older.
“There are eight different categories for
The military officers’ association recently males and females,” Williams said.
held its first stand down with help from Sar- Those who register in advance pay $15
ah’s Kitchen of the Treasure Coast, a faith- without the T-shirt, and $25 with. Race day
based food assistance program in Port St. registration is $5 additional.
Lucie. A “stand down” is an event for home-
less or at-risk veterans. Williams is available at 540-429-2057, or
[email protected]
In addition to helping connect veterans
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For faster healing, get ‘hip’ to minimally invasive surgery

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer different surgical procedures currently be- Dr. Richard Steinfield “I think [this procedure] is be-
ing used, including “direct lateral, posteri- coming more popular,” Steinfeld
Looking for some straight talk on or and direct anterior.” PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE says. “I have been doing them for
hip replacements? about two-and-half to three years.
But while some orthopedic centers sured approach and points out that what’s But it’s not a new approach or con-
Then you might do well to spend seem to be constantly touting “the new- sometimes pitched as “new” has actually cept. It was used many, many, many
some time in conversation with Dr. est” surgeries, Steinfeld takes a more mea- been around for quite a while. years ago, for instance, for children
Richard Steinfeld at the Orthopae- that may have [had] an infection in
dic Center of Vero Beach. Specifically, Steinfeld points to the min- their hips but it wasn’t really popu-
imally invasive “direct anterior” hip re- larized for hip replacement because
This particular orthopedic sur- placement procedure. the majority of surgeons did that in
geon has a five-star rating with a different mechanism through the
WebMD. He earned his medical back side.”
degree at the New Jersey Medical
School and served both his intern- The University of Washington’s
ship and residency at the famed Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Center elaborates, saying “tradi-
Medicine in Rochester, Minn. tional hip replacement surgery in-
volves making an incision on the
He also has some 16 years of ex- side of the hip (lateral approach) or
perience on the Treasure Coast, the back of the hip (posterior ap-
making him uniquely qualified to proach). Both techniques involve
educate and advise just about any detachment of muscles and ten-
of the more than 425,000 Ameri- dons from the hip in order to re-
cans who will have a hip replaced place the joint but the detachment
this year. of these muscles may result in in-
creased pain after surgery and often pro-
Hip replacements have become a longs the time to fully recover by months
very big business. or even years. Failure of these muscles to
heal after surgery may increase the risk of
Close to 3 million Americans are hip dislocation which is the leading cause
walking around with artificial hips and the of hip replacement failure.”
National Center for Health Statistics esti-
mates that, within a decade, as many as
a million people a year will be having hip
replacement surgery.

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Steinfeld’s direct anterior hip replace- PROMOTE HEALTY HABITS WITHDr.RaulStorey. THESE FOOD GIFTS
ment technique, meanwhile, is a minimal- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
ly invasive surgical technique which the
same Orthopedic and Sports Center says BY CHRISTY BRISSETTE | The Washington Post creep up over the years. HERBS AND SPICES
“allows the joint to be replaced by moving Why not rethink your routine of giving Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or
muscles aside along their natural tissue The holiday season centers on fes- looking for a grab-and-go gift idea, herbs
planes, without detaching any tendons. tivities that include decadent food and candy or cookies as gifts and consider and spices make healthy and thoughtful
This often results in quicker recovery, less drink. Participating in family meals and giving something that promotes healthy gifts.
pain and more normal function after hip potluck parties is what the season is all habits? Here are some ideas. Either buy a pre-made herb or spice
replacement. Because the tendons aren’t about, and some indulgence is part of mixture or make your own. Just buy your
detached from the hip during direct an- the fun. But are there places we can cut TEA BLENDS spices in bulk and get some small jars to
terior hip replacement, hip precautions back a bit? Green tea, rooibos, chai – there’s a tea fill with your creations. Add a gift tag, and
are typically not necessary. This allows pa- out there for everyone. Pick up a tin of you’ve made something beautiful and
tients to return to normal daily activities A study in the New England Journal of tea bags or buy some loose-leaf tea and a useful.
shortly after surgery with a reduced risk of Medicine found that Americans gain an strainer for a gift that’s packed with anti- If you’re buying an herb blend or spice
dislocation.” average of 1.3 pounds between Thanks- oxidant power. You can find beautiful tea rub, make sure you check the ingredients
giving and New Year’s. blended with flowers, dried fruit, herbs list. Avoid any with salt, sugar, dextrose,
There is a caveat, however. Arthritis and spices. Be sure to look for tea blends or artificial flavors or colors added.
Health, for example, cautions that the di- This doesn’t seem like much, but the that don’t have any sugars or sweeteners
rect anterior approach “is a technically study also found that people tend to lose in the ingredients list. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
demanding surgery. Surgeons face a steep only half the weight they gained after the
learning curve for this procedure.” holidays. That means your weight can

Steinfeld is clearly over beyond that
curve. “I probably have done close to
about 40 [direct anterior hip replace-
ments] now,” he says.

Nevertheless, despite the advantages
of the minimally-invasive direct anterior
technique he likes, Steinfeld is well aware
there is no “one size fits all” procedure for
hip replacements. For example, he mat-
ter-of-factly points out, “I think [the di-
rect anterior procedure] is harder to do on
a very large person; a person with a very
large abdomen where it’s going to hang
over where you are trying to operate.”

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A prodigiously busy week on the regional real estate market saw 29 single-family residences
and lots sell in Port St. Lucie from Nov. 27-Dec. 1 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 10185 SW Visconti Way. Listed on Nov. 29 for
$505,000, the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,733-square-foot home fetched the asking price the
very next day.
The week’s next-best sale was the home at 12060 SW Aventino Drive. Originally listed in July for
$525,000, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,067-square-foot house sold for $479,000 on Nov. 30.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$505,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10185 SW VISCONTI WAY 11/29/2017 $505,000 11/30/2017 $479,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12060 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 7/20/2017 $525,000 11/30/2017 $466,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10055 SW NUOVA WAY 1/6/2017 $525,000 12/1/2017 $449,990
PORT SAINT LUCIE 20011 SW MOROLO WAY 9/22/2017 $449,990 12/1/2017 $370,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9028 CHAMPIONS WAY 9/29/2017 $385,000 11/28/2017 $365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9975 SW TORRIENTE LANE 8/11/2017 $374,900 12/1/2017 $340,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6108 NW DENSAW TERRACE 6/6/2017 $371,900 11/30/2017 $339,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1150 NW DEMEDICI ROAD 9/5/2017 $339,900 11/27/2017 $323,465
PORT SAINT LUCIE 19006 SW POSITANO WAY 11/29/2017 $323,465 11/30/2017 $292,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11406 SW HILLCREST CIRCLE 5/16/2017 $329,900 11/28/2017 $285,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 923 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 10/17/2017 $299,000 11/28/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 652 SW LAKE CHARLES CIRCLE 10/19/2017 $289,900 11/29/2017 $258,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10269 SW AMBROSE WAY 9/5/2017 $264,000 11/30/2017

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All dimensions, features, specifications and square footages are approximate and subject to change without notice. Maps, plans, landscaping and elevation Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stated representations of the developer. For
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

12060 SW Aventino Drive, Port Saint Lucie 10055 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 7/20/2017 Listing Date: 1/6/2017
Original Price: $525,000 Original Price: $525,000
Sold: 11/30/2017 Sold: 12/1/2017
Selling Price: $479,000 Selling Price: $466,000
Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo Listing Agent: Melinda Cann

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Cann Realty

Isabelle Pollock Melinda Cann

Lang Realty Cann Realty

20011 SW Morolo Way, Port Saint Lucie 9028 Champions Way, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 9/22/2017 Listing Date: 9/29/2017
Original Price: $449,990 Original Price: $385,000
Sold: 12/1/2017 Sold: 11/28/2017
Selling Price: $449,990 Selling Price: $370,000
Listing Agent: Marc Friedman Listing Agent: Lucille Clore

Selling Agent: Kolter Homes Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty

Elise Danielian Moira Feely-Rekus

Lang Realty Lang Realty

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RX-10365182 $359,000 RX-10332816 $479,000 RX-10378252 $1,100,000 RX- 10364158 $475,000

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Tony Reagan 772-333-0025; David Paladino 561-574-6490 Donald and Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026 Michelle Agrusa 772- 263- 6131 Linda MacCormack  772-812-0469
RX-10377189   $339,999 7691 Wexford Way Just Listed! $524,900 RX-10383159 $210,000 RX- 10382360 $539,900

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BEAUTIFUL DIVOSTA POOL HOME POOL HOME. 2BR + den, 3 full baths, 2,091 liv sq ft. Popular FABULOUS GOLF & WATER VIEWS. 3br, 3ba, 3cg, upgraded SPACIOUS “SPACE COAST” MODEL. 3BR, 3BA, 2 + golf cart
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looks 7th hole of The Ryder Cup Course throughout, covered paver patio throughout, stunning pool w/waterfall doors. Low HOA fees
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RX-10343086 $320,000 RX-10381662 $324,000 RX-10369262 $386,900 RX-10347895     $298,900

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Wood Beams and Cypress Paneling. Formal Dining Rm. Cook’s Kitchen
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French Doors to Porch.Large Foyer w/ Double Wall Ovens, Pantry Closet
Elevator to 2nd floor. Formal DnRm w/ adjacent to Lg Great Rm.Spacious
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10840 Kimberfyld Lane RX-10385110 8113 Kiawah Trace RX-1032223

VPEGRAANO $459,000 VPIGLALAGE $324,000

STUNNING LAKE BEAUTIFUL HOME
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Floorplan w/porcelain diagonal tile in in Greenbrier! Numerous Upgrades
common areas. Great Room Adjacent with Granite Kitchen Counters and
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17008 Ambrose Way RX- 10385971
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Keller $92,255,044 Remax
Williams Masterpiece
$39,749,777
of PSL
$62,955,167 RE/MAX Coldwell
100 Banker/Thom
Atlantic
The Shores Realty $21,322,217 J. White
Keyes Co. $23,697,084 $15,948,100
$16,084,360

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1 An absolute must for opera
aficionados, it’s the Palm
Beach Opera’s 5th Annual Free
Opera @ The Waterfront open-air,
large-scale concert this Saturday
at the Meyer Amphitheatre in
downtown West Palm Beach, pro-
duced in partnership with the City
ofWest Palm Beach.This year, with
an anticipated crowd of 4,000, no
fewer than 150 musicians will be
showcased. On the musical menu
will be arias and ensembles, a few
selections from the company’s
coming season and some popular
Broadway show tunes. The profu-
sion of musical talent will include
Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson
Young Artists, Apprentice Artists,
Orchestra and Chorus, and very
special guests the Ebony Chorale
of the Palm Beaches, performing
a special ensemble number. Lots
of concert-goers bring chairs,
blankets and picnic baskets, and
there will be food trucks as well,
and activities for kids. The concert
begins at 2 p.m.

2 The current exhibition “Skullduggery: A Magical Pirate Adventure,” coming to the Lyric Theatre, is one of the family-friendly shows that would make a perfect gift for the holiday season. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE
at the Court House Cul-
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Robert Pollock, Barry Wood and Donna Amaru rehearse a scene from the upcoming A.C.T. Studio Theatre production CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
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of “It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play,” to be presented through Dec. 17. PHOTO COURTESY OF A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE tural Center in Stuart is “Florida Roots,”
Is there a more beloved holiday tradi- which honors artists with … roots in
tion than watching “It’s a Wonderful Life?” O’Donovan. All of the cast members ex- performers. They have names and fic- Florida. Presented by the Arts Council of
cept Wood, who plays George, and Mar- tionalized resumes. They are very good Martin County, “Florida Roots” features
The 1946 Frank Capra film tells the sto- cazzollo, who plays Mary, have multiple at shifting from one voice to another, and the work of three native Floridians: Di-
ry of George Bailey of Bedford Falls and roles. their facial expressions change. Each has ane Richmond Hall, a native Floridian
how an angel named Clarence changes a primary role.” raised in Belle Glade, the soil-rich agri-
his life. It’s on everyone’s favorite list of “They may have as many as 10 parts,” cultural area of west Palm Beach Coun-
great movies and things you have to do O’Donovan said. “They may even be O’Donovan said he believes the radio ty. She’s been painting professionally
during the holiday season. Now, A.C.T. having a dialogue with themselves. The play is faithful to the film. He believes for more than 40 years and now lives in
Studio Theatre is presenting Joe Landry’s way it is written is that these are radio Okeechobee; Donald Neal, also a Belle
radio play of “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dec. CONTINUED ON PAGE B4 Glade native, began creating art at only 5
9-10 and 15-17.
Florida Roots.
Dennis O’Donovan, who runs the the-
ater with his wife, Karen, will play the Fo- years old, when he drew an amazing pic-
ley artist/sound effects man. First he had ture of his dog. After winning the pres-
to explain what a Foley artist is. tigious South Florida Cultural Consor-
tium as Best Artist in 1989, Neal stopped
“Everything you see that has a sound working in the fields and began to sup-
in a performance, like doors opening and port himself solely from his art; and Del-
closing and footsteps, is done by a Foley ford Terry, who says, “The pencil, paper
artist,” he said. and colored dirt are what I use to lay the
foundation of my work. I feel connected
“If someone is stabbed on stage, some- to these fundamental substances.” “Flor-
one is stabbing a head of lettuce back- ida Roots” will remain in the courthouse
stage. I’ll be onstage and I’m seen mak- through January. 
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door, I have a miniature door I open and AN EVENING WITH
close. When a bell rings over the door, I
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“This will be a familiar, comfortable expe- It’s worth noting that the A.C.T. Theatre gel’s wings.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 rience. Barry Wood is not trying to imper- is intimate, and watching this play will
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‘SHOW’ ’EM A GOOD TIME
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Peanuts characters come to life with the
[email protected] national touring company of “A Charlie
Brown Christmas.”
It is that most wonderful time of the year
and there are lots and lots of demands on For holiday in a very different vein, the
our time. Choosing holiday gifts some- Sunrise’s Back Box Theatre has “Sister’s
times turns into more of a hassle than a Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the
joy, so here are some suggestions for gifts Magi’s Gold” Dec. 22-23. On the main stage
of live theater. Dec. 23, the national touring company of
“Christmas Wonderland: a Holiday Spec-
I’m prejudiced, but I don’t think there is tacular” comes to town.
a better gift. I’ve tried to choose things that
are family-friendly and that would also If Christmas means “The Nutcracker,”
be suitable for visiting guests you want to the State Ballet Theatre of Russia will pres-
entertain in a family-friendly way. Some ent the classic tale at the Sunrise Dec. 29.
of the events are early in the season, but The Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker will
they’re such fun that I included them. come to life and your youngsters will be
enchanted.
Students of IRSC’s vocal music program,
under the direction of Dale Rieth, present On Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the
a Holiday Music Concert Dec. 9 and 10. Kane Center in Stuart has “The Grinch
This is one of the best values in town, with Stole Crewmas,” featuring the True Crew

tickets at $10 for subscribers and $15 for Dance Company. On Dec.
non-subscribers. 17 at 2 p.m., the Swing Sis-
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Florida Arts & Dance Company will cert of classic tunes and hol-
present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. iday favorites at the center.
and 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. On Dec. 10
at 2 p.m., they have a special production, Starbrite Musical Produc-
“The Gentle Nutcracker,” that is described tions will take you back with
as a ”sensory-sensitive” production. “A John Denver Christmas
Tribute” with Ted Vigil Dec.
“The 3 Redneck Tenors Xmas SPEC- 21 at the Lyric. Be prepared
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shows Dec. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 20 present a concert version
at 4 p.m. This show is a perfect place to take of “Les Miserables” Jan. 11,
guests of all ages for fun and great music. featuring Terry Barber.

On Dec. 29, “Skullduggery” comes to StarStruck Theatre and
town for the young and young-at-heart. Academy will present “An-
Illusionists John Bundy and Morgan take nie” Dec. 14-17. The tale of
the audience on a magical high-seas ad- the little girl who steals the
venture. businessman’s heart will
certainly put everyone in
The Sunrise Theatre also has some great the holiday spirit.
holiday ideas. On Dec. 21, the wonderful
These are only a few of
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but there is truly something
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and for everyone to enjoy the special mag-
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or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.

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NewSong will celebrate the true message of Christmas

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent visited Morningside that year, too.

One of contemporary Christian “We hosted them two years ago,”
music’s pioneering bands will be at
Morningside Church on Monday, Crawford said. “We sold 1,600 seats
Dec. 11. At 7 p.m. NewSong will ap-
pear in concert along with David for them two years ago.”
Crowder and Sarah Reeves.
In other words, Morningside’s en-
“NewSong has a distinct message
to share about the reason why we tire sanctuary.
celebrate Christmas, which is the
birth of the savior, Jesus Christ,” Scott The Voldosta, Ga., band has scored
Crawford, executive pastor, said. “In a
world that seems to move faster and eight Gospel Music Association Dove
faster every day, we have a tendency
to forget why we celebrate Christmas awards over the years. The band also
in the first place.”
founded the Winter Jam Tour Spectac-
NewSong started in 1981, back in
the early days of the contemporary ular, which highlights a wide diversi-
Christian music genre that grew out
of the Jesus movement in the late ty of contemporary Christian’s sub-
1960s and ’70s. Contemporary Chris-
tian Music magazine was only three years genres, along with Christian comedy.
old when NewSong launched onto the
stage. David Chowder hit the music

Contemporary Christian was a genre scene in the mid-’90s with the Da-
that made no promises to the musicians at
the time. No one in contemporary Chris- vid Chowder*Band, and went solo in
tian music or its Jesus music predecessor
had yet crossed over to any appreciable 2012. Crawford said Chowder’s music
mainstream success. The music industry
just wasn’t very interested in having the NewSong will be back at Morningside Church for a concert on Dec. 11. hits a strong cord with many even if
they’re not aware of who he is.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MORNINGSIDE CHURCH

“Many, many of his worship songs

are sung in churches around the

Gospel outside of gospel. And many in which is the same message we find in the world every Sunday,” Crawford said.

churches were wary about letting electric Bible, but they share it in a unique and rel- Contemporary Christian music has

guitars into the sanctuaries. evant way,” he said. come of age in churches. Many incorpo-

Nevertheless, NewSong succeeded well He said their longevity, too, shows rate popular contemporary songs into

enough to produce eight albums through something special about NewSong. their weekly singing, what’s often called

the ’80s as contemporary Christian music “It was funded in 1981 and the original the praise and worship portion of services.

grew in popularity in and out of churches. founders are still with the group,” he said. Sarah Reeves is the youngest of the con-

Crawford said NewSong’s early and endur- NewSong has produced a steady flow of cert’s lineup. Her first major-label release

ing success makes sense to him. albums over the decades – the last being was “Sweet Sweet Sound” in 2009.

“Given the message that NewSong has, “Faithful: Live Worship” in 2015. The band Crawford said contemporary Christian

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concerts are an important part of Moning- Excitement builds for inaugural Puerto Rican Day Parade
side’s ministry.
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent land through the Treaty of Paris at the gave it a rough scraping.
“We do two to three of these a year,” he end of the Spanish-American War. In State officials believe that up to
said. “They have two purposes in mind. Port St. Lucie is getting more to 1917, Congress passed a law that grant-
One is to bring Christians together to wor- celebrate – its own Puerto Rican Day ed Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship if they 250,000 of Puerto Rico’s about 3.4
ship and have a great night together of fel- Parade. It’ll be on Saturday, Dec. 9, at were born on or after April 25, 1898. The million residents may move to Flor-
lowship.” the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. territory has had several referendums ida due to recent hurricane losses.
about becoming a state. In 2012 and Irizarry said he’s already seeing signs
The other reason is friendly evange- “We celebrate this day as a cultural 2017 voters overwhelming approved re- of that hurricane diaspora in Port St.
lism. Some folks who likely won’t go to event and a Puerto Rican Christmas,” questing statehood. Lucie.
church services will go to concerts when organizer Raul Irizarry said.
asked by friends. Congress would, of course, have to “Right now, we’ve got so much mi-
This is the inaugural Treasure Coast approve making the island a state. gration from Puerto Rico here,” he said.
“It gives Christians an opportunity to in- Puerto Rican Day Parade. There’ll be
vite their non-Christian friends to a welcom- surrounding festival events from 11 Puerto Ricans have headed to the The parade organizers are con-
ing and entertaining evening that would in- a.m. to 10 p.m., with the parade be- mainland for decades. Florida has been sidering raising donations for the
troduce them to Jesus,” Crawford said. ginning at 1 p.m. the destination for many. The harsh hurricane-damaged island, but want
hurricane season has intensified the to make sure all details are worked out
Crawford said it looks like tickets will be Spectators will get to watch a dom- migration. Puerto Rico, of course, was before making any announcements.
available up to the day of the concert, but inoes competition that kicks off at 11 devastated by Hurricane Maria in Sep- Irizarry said the parade is a commu-
he recommends getting them as quickly as a.m. Registration for competitors is tember not long after Hurricane Irma nity event for all.
possible. Show tickets run $10 to $25. Tick- closed. “It’s me and my family, creating this
ets that included opportunities to meet event for the community,” he said.
the musicians are $35. “We’re going to have a playground But, he hopes to introduce those not
for the kids,” Irizarry said. familiar with the Puerto Rican culture
On Christmas Eve, the international- to its tastes and sounds. “The main
ly-sought music is back at Morningside. After the parade, there’ll be more fun thing is to bring in the culture and mu-
on deck. Or rather, on stage. A variety of sic from Puerto Rico,” he said.
“For Christmas Eve, we have two ser- bands – including Cukiara, Cielo Trop- The civic center is at 9221 SE Civic
vices at 5 and 7 p.m. We have an interna- ical and Cesar Augusto – will provide Center Place.
tionally recognized pianist coming for music from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve.” That’s Adlan Cruz, a famed For more about the Treasure Coast
pianist and composer from Puerto Rico. Irizarry said event organizers plan to Puerto Rican Day Parade events, visit
have traditional Puerto Rican instru- www.tcdayparade.com. 
The Christmas Eve candlelight services ments on hand for folks to see, too.
are free.
Puerto Rico has been an American
Morningside is at 2180 SE Morningside territory in the northeast Caribbean Sea
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Show ‘business’ has StarStruck seeking new home

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer its private school license. We want to ing human being. The Lazaruses have
[email protected] have a Science, Technology, Engineer- a granddaughter in the program and
ing, Arts and Math curriculum on one have watched Kamryn transform from
Peter and Jennifer Jones have always had campus.” a painfully shy girl to a courageous,
big dreams. Eighteen years ago, they found- show-stopping performer.”
ed StarStruck Theatre and Academy and Leone was not yet prepared to re-
have sent performing arts students to some lease the name of the school with which StarStruck has had a capital cam-
of the most prestigious colleges, universities they are working. paign for several year and the Star-
and conservatories in the country. Now they Struck community has rallied behind
have set their sights on another goal. Right now, StarStruck leases the them. Still it is frustrating that many
building. The owners are asking $3.25 people know about the theater, but not
Karin Leone, StarStruck’s director of com- million to sell it. Leone said that the about the new project. Reluctantly, they
munity outreach, talked to me about the owners have listed it nationally and have decided that there isn’t time to
plans. “In 2014, StarStruck formed a non- they need to buy the building by March raise the funds and they are looking for
profit so they could buy the building at 2101 1 or vacate the premises. They have a new home.PHOTO COURTESY OF STARSTUCK THEATRE AND ACADEMY
S. Kanner Highway,” she said. “The end game raised $1.4 million, including a recent he wandered in and saw a couple of shows “We need to cast a wider net,” Leone
was Martin County’s first school of the arts donation of $1 million from David Smythe and fell in love with the program and the said. “We are not going to close. StarStruck
with a full academic program, like the Drey- and a $100,000 matching grant from Michael kids. He believes the kids are the future and, is too important to the community. We
foos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. and Lois Lazarus. as a philanthropist, he says you can’t take it are diligently looking for a new home. We
We’re exploring a partnership with an estab- with you. Thank God for him. He’s an amaz- would have to convert a space into a the-
lished academic entity in town that is getting “David has been a fan of StarStruck for
three or four years,” Leone said. “He said

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ater. We’ve put $100,000 into the theater METS HIT IT OUT OF PARK FOR COMMUNITY
now. (If we have to move) we’re not sure
what it means. We may have to cease pro- PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN The New York Mets awarded $116,000
gramming for the year. We hold classes ev- from the proceeds of the New York
ery day of the week. If we don’t have a build- Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays series
ing, we can’t have classes. There’s a lot on held at Citi Field in September will
the line for all the families. We have 200 kids be donated to three community
in the program from ages 8-18. We also do groups, SAFER St. Lucie, Mustard
community outreach with Bridges Montes- Seed Ministries and United Way of St
sori and Martin Girls Academy.” Lucie County, that are assisted those
affected by Hurricane Irma. From
StarStruck has been in its home for seven left: Paul Tagglieri, executive director,
years. They have a 200-seat theater, rehears- minor league facilities; Jessica Par-
al space, classrooms and a prop warehouse. rish, director of collaborative impact
Their wish list for their new home includes a of United Way; Andy Treadwell, board
costume shop, scene shop, additional class- chair of St. Lucie County United Way;
rooms and a black box theater. When com- Todd Smith, executive director of
bined with the proposed academic program, Mustard Seed Ministries; Traer Van
Jennifer and Peter Jones hope for a program Allen, St. Lucie Mets general man-
that combines the arts and sciences to create ager; and Kasey Blair, St Lucie Mets
the leaders of tomorrow. community relations. 

StarStruck is located at 2101 S. Kanner
Highway. For more information, call 772-
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Christmas Dinner To Go Menu The M&M Sweeties baton twirling troupe sparkles their way through the annual Port St. Lucie Christmas Parade

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Bonz says George and Trigger are happy as can be

Hi Dog Buddies! ing with about 14 other puppies.” Trigger and George.
“Woof! So, how’d that go?”
This week I got to yap with two Super “Ackshully, Bonz, it kinda PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
Cool Kibbles Labradors, George Ludwig
an Trigger McGarry, who had great Tails to didn’t. I guess I just wasn’t up for raise service pooches for wounded war vet- New York with six acres to play in. It was like
Tell. They’re both officially Yellow Labs, but it. I sorta flunked out. But, thank erans or to be explosive detection canines our own park. Then, last January, Mom and
George is ackshully white. They’re not litter Lassie, they decided to keep me for law enforcement. We learn important Dad decided to move down here. We didn’t
brothers but they act like it. (George is 9 anyway, an me an Michael got to stuff, an also help the prizzners learn how wanna. Dad made us harnesses so we’d be
People Years an Trigger’s 8.) be Best Buddies, even though I to Con-TRIB-ute to suh-SIGH-ity an to all secure in the car. We were Very Good
wasn’t sniffer trained. I was even have HOPE an PRIDE. I was just 8 weeks Travelers. Made lotsa potty stops, an gave
After the Wags-an-Sniffs, when we got gonna go to college with him but old when I went to prison. I lived with my Dad Helpful Directions. It took two days.
all settled down, George an Trigger inner- they had some silly ol’ rools, so I assigned prizzner for about 2 years. When Now we love it here! ’Specially the beach!
duced their Mom an Dad, Jim Ludwig an stayed with Mom an Dad.” I came out, I was a Government Certified An the POOL! I’m not into toys, ’cept for my
Kathy McGarry. Explosive Detection Canine.” floaty pineapple.”
“How about you, George?
“It’s a real pleasure,” I said, opening my What’s your story?” I inquired. “No Woof?” “I love toys! I have a buncha balls in all
notebook. “Let’s start with you, Trigger.” “I Woof you not. Then I got assigned to a colors,” Trigger interjected. “An we both
“I’m a New Yorker, but My team that was going to Afghanistan, so I’m enjoy walks. I am Very Good Off Leash. I
“OK! I’m ready! Well, when Mom’s son pooch Mom and Dad were from getting ready to ship over there, tryin’ to get know how to ‘come’ an ‘heel.’ George, not
Michael was 13 he got di-uh-BEE-dees, so Northern Ireland. They were hunt my affairs in order, ya know.” so much. We have our names and phone
Mom did a buncha research an found out and field trained. Big deal stuff.” I gulped. number on our collars so the neighbors
Labradors are good at helpin’ people with “But, as it happened, there was this can call Mom an Dad when George goes
di-uh-BEE-dees, cuz they can be trained “Cool Dog Biscuits,” I commented. NYPD cop, a retired canine handler, zooming off.”
to be Di-uh-BED-ic Alert Dogs. See, every “But let me tell you about the time I lookin’ for a pooch partner cuz his other
human has Special Smells, an the pooch- spent in prison.” pooch partner, Guinness, was Very Sick. “Yeah, well, all the neighbors like me. An
es learn to use their super sniffers to tell I didn’t know what to say. I just sat there An guess what? It turned out to be DAD! anyway, you’re a Momma’s Boy,” George re-
if their human needs medicine. So Mom like a doof. So he got me, an I got a reprieve. Me an torted. “I hear the Call of the Wild an I hafta
went to Wild Rose Kennels in Mississippi “When I was a young fluffball,” George Dad were partners. We worked in Lower answer. After all, once you’ve spent time in
where they train puppies to be Di-uh-BED- continued, “I went through a program Manhattan, in the financial district, for a prison, you always wanna be FREE.”
ic Alert Dogs. An she picked ME. I was just 8 called Puppies Behind Bars.” private security company, MSA. It was All
weeks old, an me an Mom started the train- “Sounds sorta scary. Did you chew one Business, too. Dad an me an my Sniffer “Makes sense,” I commented. “So what’s
too many shoes?” checked bags and trucks an stuff for explo- your dinner and bedtime routine?”
George laughed. “No. It’s ackshully a sives. Real Important Work. Lotsa stress.
pretty Cool Kibbles program. See, Puppies An we hadda get certified every 2 people “We have matching beds by the back
Behind Bars teachers human prizzners to years. I wasn’t considered a pet back then. door. And we eat regular ol’ kibbles plus,
No fluffy wuffy, slurpy stuff. But I am now! sometimes, Overwoofs, like chicken soup
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! Except for the laundry basket. Whenever an pasta and egg sanwiches,” said Trigger.
I see it, I go back to my explosive detec-
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm tion days an attack it. I just don’t trust that “Overwoofs?”
laundry basket: Ya never know what’s lurk- “You know. Any extra food your humans
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 ing under all those socks an stuff.” didn’t eat.”
“I hear ya. So how’d you guys get togeth- Heading home, I was thinking how excit-
A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC er?” ing George’s career as an Explosive Detec-
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the “Mom an Dad met in New York,” said tion Canine seemed. An how glad I was not
one-stop practice for all your best friend’s needs: Trigger. “Ackshully, I met Guinness first. to have a job like that. An how my chances
Then, when he went to Dog Heaven, Mom looked for scoring some Overwoofs at din-
• Computerized state of the art facility, Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. an Dad introduced me an George. WE met ner tonight.
with 4 large exam rooms Jessica Khodadad, D.V.M. outdoors. Checked each other out. We got
our food side-by-side that day, too. An Till next time,
• Digital radiography stayed in our crates, with the doors open, at
• Cancer medicine first. Then, like Dad says, we started to ‘pack The Bonz
• Affordable vaccine packages up,’ cuz of our dog in-stinks. We’re both Al-
phas, but I’m ackshully the leader.” DON’T BE SHY!
available “I humor him,” said George, with a big We are always looking for pets
• Wellness plans from all stages of life Labrador grin. “So, we were livin’ in upstate with interesting stories. To set

for dogs & cats. up an interview, email
• Fully stocked pharmacy [email protected]
• In house laboratory which allows us

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772.336.8111 150 NW CENTRAL PARK PLAZA
• PORT ST. LUCIE

visit our website @ www.kellysanimalhospital.com

Hours: Monday 7:30-8:00 • Tuesday 7:30-8:00 • Wednesday 7:30-8:00
• Thursday 7:30-5:30 • Friday 7:30-8:00 • Saturday 8:00-4:00 • Sunday - Closed

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SHERIFF ISSUES ‘TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE’

St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can tails and registration forms are on the St. Training Unit at 772-462-3607. Completed
improve their defensive driving skills by tak- Lucie County Sheriff’s Office website, under
ing the “Teen Driver Challenge” on Jan. 11 “Community Programs,” at http://www.st- forms should be returned to: Training Unit,
and 13, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. luciesheriff.com.
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, 4700 West
“The No. 1 of American teenagers is car Information is also available by calling the
crashes,” said Sheriff Mascara. “That is why Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or faxed
the sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen
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The course will take place Thursday, Jan.
11, with a classroom session 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office,
located at 4700 West Midway Rd., Fort Pierce,
and a hands-on driving session Saturday,
Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indian
River State College Public Safety Training
Complex on Kirby Loop Road.

Classes are free, but space is limited. De-

Jennifer

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Hibiscus Children’s Center at its 7th

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4200 Johnston Rd., Ft. Pierce

6:30 PM - 9PM

Food Trucks will be available
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PORT ST. LUCIE BOTANICAL GARDENS SUNRISE THEATRE’S BLACK BOX
117 S. 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce
2410 Westmoreland Blvd., PSL Full Bar available • 7-10PM
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A MODERN BID FALLS TO GOOD SIGNALING NORTH
K 10 7 4
Susanne Langer, a philosopher who was well known for her theories on the influences WEST Q65 EAST
of art on the mind, said, “A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the 6 932 52
object or situation it bespeaks.” A72 A85 K 10 9 8 3
8764 KQJ
At the bridge table, a good defender signals to his partner, but, obviously, a signal will 10 9 7 3 2 SOUTH QJ4
only serve him well if partner comprehends it. In today’s deal, West leads the heart ace AQJ983
against four spades. What happens after that? J4
A 10 5
North’s three-heart advance is called a “mixed raise.” It showed four-card support and K6
7-9 high-card points. It is also usually made with a nine-loser hand, so North’s call was
an overbid because he had 10 losers, given the probable uselessness of the heart Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Neither
queen after East’s opening bid. But if North had settled for two spades (or a pre-
emptive three spades, which would also have been debatable with 4-3-3-3 distribution), The Bidding:
it would have ruined a good story.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
West led the heart ace, and East signaled encouragingly with the 10. If West had 1 Hearts
started with only two hearts, East wanted his partner to continue the suit. However, 1 Spades Pass 3 Hearts Pass LEAD:
West had three hearts and he knew that East’s play denied the heart jack, because East 4 Spades Pass Pass Pass A Hearts
would have signaled with the top of his touching cards. If West had led a second heart,
shortly thereafter declarer would have discarded a diamond loser on dummy’s heart
queen. Instead, West shifted to the diamond eight.

South took East’s jack with his ace, drew trumps ending in the dummy and led the heart
six, but East won with his king and cashed two diamond tricks to defeat the contract.

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