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02/03/2017 ISSUE 05

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Mission: Safe Water

A3 A12 B5Microbial study to get answers
Show us the money Banding together

Clerk of Court doing just that ... for Bryan Jackson Music Fest

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

New twist in city’s VGTI saga Recreation
soon to take
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent phone interview after the meeting. ued, “It’s running us, thus far, it’s running us extreme turn
The counsel budgeted about $1.2 more per month than budgeted.”
It was a brief comment at the last regular BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
meeting of the Port St. Lucie City Council. The million to maintain the facility at 9801 Pollard said costs related to the VGTI for- [email protected]
city might have to make a mid-year upward SW Discovery Way for this fiscal year,
budget adjustment to pay for the Vaccine & which runs from October to Septem- CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 There will be trampolines – but
Gene Therapy Institute of Florida’s defunct ber. There’s a rub. In February, St. Lucie don’t call it a trampoline park. Fly-
Tradition facility. Circuit Judge Janet Croom appointed ing Panda will be so much more,
Michael Imber of Alvarez & Marsal as receiver according to the company’s brass.
“We know that thus far the cost to run that over VGTI. CircusTrix is opening what it bills
building and the receiver costs are higher as an “indoor extreme recreation”
than budgeted,” David Pollard, director of the “The city is paying the bill, but somebody facility in St. Lucie West sometime
office of budget and management, said in a else is managing it,” Pollard said. He contin- in March or April.

Raymond Concepcion and his family, with help from Port St. Lucie officials, cut the ribbon before enterting their new house won in the Home for a Hero Program. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN “We like places that have a sense
of exploration and recreation to
HOME, SWEET HOME: ‘I HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF!’ them,” said CircusTrix founder
and CEO Case Lawrence. “It’s a
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer the larger room. The older boy from station to station with the dad would know that his family fun, lively community, and we’re
[email protected] didn’t argue. Coast Guard. was stable. “It’s amazing!” 7-year- looking forward to bringing some
old Xavier said, standing in the pretty high-end extreme recre-
The boys rushed into their Both overflowed with happi- Eddie and Xavier Concepcion middle of his room. He said this ation thrills to town.”
new home, quick to choose their ness that – finally – they wouldn’t could finally keep their feet un- home is bigger than the one they
new bedroom. The younger boy have to bounce from house to derneath them. Their mom could Members of the Port St. Lucie
claimed what he believed to be house while their dad transferred start putting down roots. Their CONTINUED ON PAGE A12 City Council, too, appear excited
about the new business moving in,
citing comments and feedback the
city’s gotten on its Facebook page
announcing the park.

Lawrence said that while yes,
there will be trampolines at the
Flying Panda, there will also be
obstacle courses similar to what’s
seen on American Ninja Warrior,
courses for parkour – an activity
that requires fast running, jump-
ing and climbing, and typically is
done in urban settings – and a tra-
peze.

Port St. Lucie is a good mar-
ket for CircusTrix, according to
Lawrence, because of its “vibrant
tourist industry” and the “taste for
what’s new” among visitors and lo-
cals alike.

“With your approval, you’ll be

CONTINUED ON PAGE A14

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 the Lyric. Page B2

OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8

HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B9-B10

CRIME A8 REAL ESTATE A21-A32

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Microbial study will help get to bottom of water woes

BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent Environmental Protection able to compare readings to untreated wastewater, and collecting
data on bird DNA markers to determine
Last year at this time, St. Lucie County (FDEP) and the county in both wet and dry sea- possible contributions made by PSL’s nat-
was up to the gills in hazardous storm- ural fauna.
water. After record rains during the dry had already been running sons, they will get a clearer
season, the Army Corps of Engineers be- Meanwhile, a mysterious case of toxic
gan releasing discharges into the St. Luc- tests on the water, but picture of the problem ar- algae appeared in the lake at Port St. Luc-
ie River to curb dangerous water levels in ie’s Peacock Park earlier this month. The
Lake Okeechobee. This led to disastrous the local government saw eas. Their tests should be park has since been closed and will con-
freshwater conditions in the estuaries tinue to be until Public Works deems it’s
and excessive amounts of nitrogen and fit to conduct their own complete by April 13, and safe. According to John Dunton, the Pub-
phosphorus levels in the waterway. This lic Works project manager leading the
overload of nutrients quickly precipitated studies. the final results should be Peacock Park tests, the bloom has come
a repeat of 2013’s Lost Summer by infest- as a surprise. Last summer, algae blooms
ing local canals and tributaries with toxic Jim Angstadt, Public ready sometime around appeared up and down the St. Lucie Riv-
algae blooms. er, but Peacock Park has no inflow or
Works director, says that June. The next step will be outlet connected to the waterway. They
Another consequence due in part to still have yet to fully understand what’s
the discharges was an outbreak of bac- “the study will track the to request a report from caused it, but there is good news: The
terial contamination in the water. While bloom has diminished — possibly due to
Martin County bore the lion’s share of the source and give us a bet- FDEP. recent cold weather — and the toxins are
crisis, the impact was deeply felt in Port not airborne as with some of the blooms
St. Lucie – with health risk advisories ter idea of where we have According to Angstadt, further south.
preventing many St. Lucie residents from
swimming, boating or otherwise recreat- to look. You get different the source for the bacteria Regarding the microbial study, if it is a
ing in St. Lucie’s great watery outdoors. matter of old septic tanks, there is some
views of what’s going into was originally considered further good news. Last July, Gov. Rick
During its 2015 Winter Retreat, the City Scott promised to allocate more funding
Council expressed a desire to attack this the river through your to be leaky septic tanks, to septic to sewer conversion through a
problem at the root. Shortly after, Port state matching program in collabora-
St. Lucie Public Works was directed to stormwater, and then but that may not be the tion with FDEP and South Florida Water
conduct a microbial study that would try Management. The extent and focus of the
to determine the causes of the contami- maybe you can pin down Dale Majewski, only contributor to the funds is unknown at press time. 
nated water. The Florida Department of some of the hotspots, and Public Works foul water.
then break it down even manager in charge
further to start focusing of the project. “There’s a lot of wildlife
that lives in the water, and

on and identifying what it may not be humans that

the problems might be.” are contributing to the

In partnership with problem, or it’s both hu-

FDEP and the PSL Police Department, mans and wildlife,” says Angstad. “We’re

which lent their police boats to the ef- trying to get a broad expanse of testing,

forts, Public Works began collecting and the testing program itself is pret-

samples in June which were tested for ty novel in that we’re utilizing city staff

fecal coliform. They conducted tests for to draw the samples.” Not only are they

two months afterward, and now they are concerned with isolating cases of entero-

gearing up to run another series of eval- cocci and E. Coli, they are also looking

uations beginning Feb. 16. Once they are for acetaminophen, which could point

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VGTI

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

mer facility are running about $125,000 a
month, about 25 percent more than bud-
geted.

“Every month we get further into the fis-
cal year is a little deeper into our pocket
than the budget,” Pollard said.

VGTI was the second large econom-
ic-development failure in Tradition during
the height of the Great Recession and pain-
fully slow recovery. The first was Tradition
Studios, Digital Domain. In both cases, the
city issued bonds to construct and furnish
buildings essentially as loans to attract
employers who’d diversify the economy if
successful. Neither was successful.

Digital Domain Media Group declared IATLAILTYTGLOEES
bankruptcy in 2012, leaving the city with A LONG WAY
a 115,740-square-foot building in a slow
real estate market. The city sold Tradition Call it a Love-fest, Italian style! The annual Tradition
Studios, at 10250 SW Village Parkway, to Taste of Little Italy Festival was a fun-filled success
Christ Fellowship for $13 million in 2015. last weekend. Clockwise from above: a large crowd
turned out to see the performers and gobble up the
Also in 2015, VGTI defaulted on pay- Italian-themed delicacies; Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg
ments to cover the $64 million in bonds Oravec sought to create the highest tower of string
the city issued in 2010. The city filed a cheese during the Cheese Build contest; Sal ‘The
lawsuit in May that year. VGTI cleared the Voice’ Valentinetti didn’t only perform as the head-
building in October that year. line singer, he too participated in the Cheese Build,
which generated donations to Little Smiles, Boys &
VGTI’s 101,000-square-foot former Girls Club of St. Lucie County and SafeSpace.
home is now for sale or lease. Colliers In- PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ternational is the real estate company in
charge of that. Pollard said if the building
sells soon, the city will be off the hook for
many costs and no budget amendment
will be needed. If not …

“If this level of cost continues we’ll have
to amend the budget,” Pollard said. 



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DEPUTY SEX-ASSAULT CASE: NO NEW ACCUSERS AS YET Health officials urge
vaccinations for flu
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer enforcement family for the dishonorable Investigations Unit, police say.
[email protected] actions of this one person.” The woman went to Lawnwood Re- With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara According to Cramer’s arrest report, gional later the same day and report- and influenza activity increasing across
hopes that the community won’t judge he stopped the victim in the early-morn- ed the sexual battery, which prompted
his agency by the actions of one depu- ing hours of Jan. 24 for not having a the investigation. The next day, Cra- the state, it is critical that all Floridians get
ty – a deputy who, on the job just eight light on her bicycle. When
months, is now accused of committing he checked her name in the mer was arrested. “Im- the flu vaccine to protect against infection
sexual assault on a woman he had pulled system, he discovered she mediately, myself, Chief
over in a traffic stop. had active warrants for her Deputy, Director of Law and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu
arrest. Enforcement, Criminal
Deputy Evan Cramer, 28, has since Investigations Division to others. It is never too late to get your flu
been fired and arrested, and is facing two The woman told inves- Commander and head of
felony charges of sexual battery and brib- tigators that Cramer asked internal affairs respond- shot. While most cases of flu are mild, there
ery. At a court hearing last week, a judge her what they were going to ed and authorized a full
set bail at $850,000 and ordered Cramer do about it and then offered investigation into these are exceptions.
to have no contact with the victim. Cra- that if she performed a sex- claims,” said Sheriff Mas-
mer is expected to be represented by the ual act on him, he wouldn’t cara. “Multiple detectives “The flu vaccine is the single best way to
Public Defender’s Office. arrest her. She told author- CRAMER were called in to conduct
ities that she complied be- this investigation, and prevent flu. If you are sick, stay home; this
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office cause she was scared and because he sadly, these allegations were substanti-
believes there might be more victims in was an officer. ated and one of our own was identified.” is a major way to make sure you are not
the community, based on a comment Cramer joined the St. Lucie County
Cramer allegedly made to the victim. She told investigators that as he drove Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy on spreading the infection. We also want to
While no new accusers have come for- her to a vacant lot, he said, “Let’s see if May 1, 2016, and was hired as a full-time
ward, the agency is still seeking any po- you’re as good as the last girl.” deputy on Oct. 1 and assigned to District make certain people understand how im-
tential victims to reach out. Patrol Operations. He worked the night
For his part, police say Cramer told shift, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. portant it is for pregnant women to receive
“During a time in our nation when investigators that he did not coerce the
respect for law enforcement is at an all- victim into committing a sexual act. In- Anyone who may have been victimized the influenza vaccine to protect themselves
time high, incidents such as this quick- stead, he said that he told her he would by Cramer is encouraged to contact the
ly erode that trust and respect,” Sheriff not arrest her if she’d conduct a drug-buy Criminal Investigations Division at 772- and their babies,” said Clint Sperber, health
Mascara said in a prepared statement. for him. He also said that he had hoped 462-3230. 
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE

GLORIA O’CONNOR School in 1941. After high school, he was “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie employed by Opinion Research Company lifted a weight
in Princeton until 1943, when he entered off ou‰ shoulders”.
Gloria O’Connor peacefully left this into the U.S. Army to serve during World
earth to go to heaven after a long illness War II. After the war, Mr. Yates pursued his With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
on Jan. 17. Gloria was born in 1931 to Gi- love of music and enjoyed a lifelong career can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
useppe and Ausilia Villani, and spent her as a professional musician as well as own- with the family she loved. But in the
childhood on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, ing music stores in Trenton, N.J, prior to caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
N.Y., where she eventually met the love of moving to West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1969. quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
her life, Jack. Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
Mr. Yates married Grace Florence Helsel To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
After marriage, they lived in Yorktown in 1947 in Trenton, N.J. They were happi- (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
Heights, N.Y., with their two sons. They ly married for nearly 70 years and enjoyed This was the relief we needed to enjoy
eventually moved to Port St. Lucie, where first living in New Jersey, then moved to tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
they both became active members of St. West Palm Beach in 1969, and finally re-
Bernadette’s Catholic Church. tired to Port St. Lucie in 1988. Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
Gloria and Jack were strong supporters He was an avid sports enthusiast who
of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church. Gloria enjoyed watching his favorite professional Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
was very devoted to and participated in sports teams play. He also loved painting,
many parish events, including those asso- woodcarving, and reading his Bible. He
ciated with the building of the new church. was a member of the Port St. Lucie Bible
Church.
She is survived by her sons, John and
Kevin, and their families, as well as her sis- Mr. Yates is survived by his wife, Grace;
ters. his two sons, Norman R. Yates (and
wife Linda) of Medina, Ohio, and North
ALBERT N. YATES, 93 Hutchinson Island, Fla., and Donald A.
Port St. Lucie Yates (and wife Nancy) of Port St. Lucie; his
sister, Edith Mitchell (and husband David)
Albert Norman Yates, 93, passed away of Mission Viejo, Calif.; his four grandchil-
Jan. 20 at Port St. Lucie Nursing and Restor- dren, Jennifer Yates Pirtz (Jason), Alie Yates,
ative Care Center in Port St. Lucie. He was Parker Yates, and Jonathan Yates (Emily);
born on June 6, 1923, in Princeton, N.J., to and his great-grandchildren, Blake and
Albert and Hulda Yates. Kennedy Pirtz.

Mr. Yates graduated from Princeton High

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EXTREME RECREATION courses. Lawrence said that the Flying Pan-
da, like the other facilities CircusTrix oper-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ates, will be updated from time to time with
new attractions.
welcoming a new business into St. Lucie
The Port St. Lucie location is one of two
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Bonz says Rico’s found the Keys to happiness

wavy. And it looked like it’d been you a towel.”
highlighted (like human ladies
Hi Dog Buddies! do.) All in all, one good-lookin’ It was a big, fluffy one, too, and,
poocheroo.
This Like with lots of us poocheroos, Dog! that water was callin’ my
Rico Fraticelli and his forever Mom After the Wag-and-Sniff, we got
and Dad found each other cuz of what situated on the couch. “This is name. One of those Infinity pools,
SEEMED like random stuff happening, my Mommy, Lisa, and my Daddy,
but akshully it was totally Meant To Be. Paul. Got your pencil ready?” ya know? But I was On The Job.
You know?
“You betcha,” I said. Rico jumped in, and kept right
Rico’s a Florida Keys pooch, who just “First off, Mommy an Daddy
recently moved here, to the island. He’s never wudda found me if they on yappin’.
a Labradoodle: tall and rangy, real laid hadn’t decided to go up to Sara-
back, like you’d expect from a Lab (’spe- sota one weekend, and if Daddy “Once, down in the Keys, when
cially one from The Keys), and super hadn’t bought a noospaper and
friendly. And his personal style is Totally happened to run across an ad for I was a pupster, Daddy was on
Cool Kibbles. Rico prances to his own Si- Labradoodle puppies in Ft. Myers,
lent Dog Whistle. and if the breeder didn’t happen to the dock, workin’ on the boat. I
be right on their way back home.
Me and my assistant heard him woof- So they thought, ‘What the Woof,’ hadn’t been on the dock before,
ing, the door opened, and there he was: why not stop and take a look. Well,
soft, brown color, like cocoa with lotsa I was the only chocolate pupster so I carefully waddled out. I got so
milk. Between his neck and his caboose, in the litter, the others were plan
he was clipped real short. But the rest ol’ black or white (no offense). intrested, I sat down, an tumbled
was aMAZing: On his head, it was long And, here, take a look.”
and stickin’ up all over, like a lion mane, It was his puppy picture: an backwards right into the water.
or a dandelion – kinda Punk, kinda Rasta, adorable little furball, big blue
with some dreads on top. And his tail was eyes lookin’ right into the camera. “Any- Mommy almost hadda heart at-
real long, but not super curly like a poo- hoo, I’ve been with Mommy an Daddy
dle, more like a horse tail, very full and ever since. Mommy taught me this cool tack an Daddy hadda rescue me.”
thing when I wanna go out. It’s called
“Do you enjoy travling?”

“Totes! I have an orthopedic

bed, takes up the whole back of

the SUV. The boat’s fun, too. When

Mommy packs the night before,

I sleep right by her suitcase. If I

Rico. can’t go, I stay with Uncle Barry
in Boca. I LOVE Uncle Barry. Me
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

an him an his grandkids have The

Best Time. We say, ‘What happens

panna-mine. She’d say, “Wanna go OUT?” in Boca, STAYS in Boca.’”

but instead of sayin’ OUT, she’d make her “Cool Kibbles! Any dog buddies?”

mouth into an OH shape. So now when “There was Cousin Casey, a Beagle.

I wanna go out, I do the same thing! He lived around the corner from where I

Watch!” was born. In the Keys, there’s Dennis the

He mooshed his mouth into a big O. UPS guy. Even when we don’t have a de-

Hilarious! livery, he tosses me a treat. I have tons of

“So I’ve NEVER had an accident in the pooch pals down there, an I’m startin’ to

• WATCHES CH &J house. Well, ’cept this one time: Mommy make friends here: There’s Remy an Mol-
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it one little bit, so one time, I had a puppy ma an Grampa are movin’ down from At-

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Your Trusted Source for ble, but in my heart, I feel like a pup. Hey, She’s great, right?”

wanna chew on one of my toys?” He trot- “She is indeed! Woof, I can’t believe

Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repair. ted off and returned with a well-munched the time. It’s been great yappin’ with you,

stuffed something. Mighta been a bear. Rico.”

Now Open At Our New Location I shook my head. “Thanks, though. You “Anytime, Bonz. Anytime!”

sure have a great attitude.” Heading home, I asked my assistant to

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A KRAVIS CENTER The Doo Wop Project comes to the Lyric Theatre Feb. 22. BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
ONE-TWO: CAROLE [email protected]
KING & THE POPS PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DOO WOP PROJECT
Dominic Scaglione, who just
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer ended a run as Frankie Valli in
[email protected] “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, is a
founding member of the Doo
1 You can still catch “Beauti- Wop Project. He didn’t come to
ful – the Carole King Musi- his success the conventional
cal” at the Kravis Center through way. He performed in is his high
this weekend. The winner of two school musical and read books
Tonys and a Grammy, it’s the sto- about Method actors. He got a
ry of King’s remarkable rise to record deal out of high school
stardom, from being part of a hit and toured with Beyoncé and
songwriting team to becoming Destiny’s Child. Then he an-
one of the most successful solo swered an open call for “Jersey
acts in popular music history. We Boys.”
of a certain age will be softly sing-
ing along to the songs that were “I started the show with no
part the soundtrack of our gener- prior theater experience,” he
ation, including “I Feel The Earth said. “The first night (in Las Ve-
Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You gas), I was like a chicken with its
Make Me Feel Like) A Natural head cut off. You don’t get a lot
Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” of prep. I had nine days total to
and, of course, “Beautiful.” learn 27 songs. There were 40
Then Monday, Keith Lockhart people in the front row, friends
brings his signature bow tie – and family. The producers liked
and the Boston Pops Esplanade it and brought me to Broadway
Orchestra – to the Kravis for a after 20 performances. They had
high-energy single performance a lot of faith in me. It’s a rags-to-
of “A British Invasion: the Boston riches kind of story. It’s the big-
Pop Plays the Beatles.” gest thing that ever happened to
me.”
2 If you’re ready to take a lit-
tle break from the news of The Doo Wop Project comes
the day and maybe hark back to to the Lyric Theatre in Stuart
Feb. 22 and Dominic Scaglione
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HUMOR US? STAND-UP GALS ARE UP TO THE TASK

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer and produced a reality show, “A Stand-Up Comic Tammy Pescatelli more. I’m a Jim Gaffigan-esque or Louis
[email protected] Mother,” about her life in and out of show will perform with Karen CK-esque.”
business. Rontowski in a double bill
Comic Tammy Pescatelli is one of the called “The Ladies? From Pescatelli said her immediate and ex-
two funny ladies on the bill at “The Ladies? Pescatelli and her husband have a son, Jersey” Feb. 16 at the tended family is a big part of her act.
From Jersey” show at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre 8 “He does think I’m funny, but he thinks Lyric Theatre.
Feb. 16. She and comic Karen Rontowski he’s funnier,” she said. “He’s got a really “I talk about my family because they
will present a night of stand-up comedy. sharp sense of humor. He’s smarter than PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE deserve it and I don’t always have time to
Pescatelli is not quite sure why she’s billed his teacher and his father. (His father) is see a therapist,” she said. “People ask me
as a lady – even with a question mark – and super good- looking, the hot kid in the about them and they relate.”
why the show is billed as being from Jersey. slow class. I married a Brooklyn Italian
boy.” While Pescatelli has written sever-
“I’m a broad,” she said. “I can tell a bawdy al books and has a blog, she likes being
joke and listen to one. I’m not from Jersey.” Pescatelli said that when she started in there, up close and personal.
comedy, the female comics tried very hard
Pescatelli is, in fact, from Cleveland and not to be female comics. It’s different now. “The problem with the written word
comes from a big Italian family. “I’m 100 is that we are subjected to people’s read-
percent Sicilian,” she said. “People think “With more female comedians, they’ve ing comprehension level and it’s not very
Italians are only from New York or New Jer- embraced their sexuality,” she said. “They high,” she said. “I don’t need people to
sey. I grew up with a lot of boys. I’m a girls’ talk about sex graphically. My generation misinterpret my words. I have my family
girl and I can sit back and watch football.” just wanted to be funny. I was 21 and had to do that.”
real breasts. I taped them down because
Pescatelli grew up spending a lot of time I did not want to be ogled. It’s OK if you The comic said that the last few years
with her grandparents. The comedians notice I’m Italian, but I’d rather you not have been very good to her.
she saw were classics. notice I’m a woman. That’s my brand of
feminism. I wanted to be a comic. That “I’ve been very blessed in the last year
“Pat Cooper is a comedy idol,” she said. was the goal in my head and I did it.” and a half,” she said “It’s almost cult-like.
“He married a distant cousin and became There’s no Kool-Aid and they’re not locked
a friend and mentor. I liked Moms Mabley Pescatelli was chosen by Jenny McCarthy into a tent. You’ll enjoy the show, have
and Flip Wilson, early Eddie Murphy and to be part of her “Dirty Sexy Funny” fran- a good time. If I don’t make you laugh,
Father Guido Sarducci.” chise. That was an interesting experience. someone else on the bill will.”

Pescatelli started in the business 22 “That was a lot of fun,” she said. “I was Tammy Pescatelli and Karen Rontowski
years ago. She won Comedy Central’s hesitant. I’m not dirty. My comedy is for are “The Ladies? From Jersey” at the Lyric
“Stand-Up Showdown” in 2010 and was grown-ups, but I don’t swear or talk about Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart Feb, 16
a finalist for two seasons on “Last Com- sex a lot. The girls were so funny and blue. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $48. Call the box office
ic Standing.” She has performed on “The I tricked everyone and swore a little bit at 772-286-7827 or order online at www.
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BANDING TOGETHER FOR BRYAN JACKSON MUSIC FEST

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer The band Wolf in the City is “I’m super-excited about the silent not playing disco. They’re calling it that
[email protected] one of the 69 acts on seven disco, he said. because it sounds cool. It sort of feels
stages performing at the Bryan that in live music, you have to have an
Sometimes the best way to honor the Jackson Musical Festival Feb. 11 “It’s where a DJ plays a normal set, but incredible set or a new concept. It’s a
memory of someone special is with a in downtown Fort Pierce. instead of broadcasting over a sound new experience.”
really great party. After Bryan Jackson, system, they’re broadcasting over a
bass player for the band Ghost Cat, was PHOTO COURTESY OF CLAYTON ARRIGHI wireless headphone system. Everyone While Arrighi will have a compilation
killed by a drunk driver in 2013, his who wants to be a part is wearing head- tape of his label’s artists in their booth,
Treasure Coast friends put together a time as Bryan Jackson,” he said, “I talk- phones. If you’re in the audience and he is excited about seeing so many
celebration of his life. That first event, ed to them and what they said lined up. took your headphones off, you’d see a bands he doesn’t know.
in January 2014, was so successful that He was a really great guy with conta- silent sea of dancing. They’re probably
the Bryan Jackson Musical Festival be- gious energy. Nobody could say any- “It’s a golden opportunity as a label
came an annual event. thing bad about him because he was a to meet face-to-face with hard-working
great-spirited guy.” artists. There are a lot of bands I haven’t
This year’s event will take place Feb. heard of and I’m excited to hear them.”
11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Arrighi is looking forward to the fes-
Fort Pierce. There will be seven stages tival, including the oddly-named silent Ryan Owens, who will perform an
with 69 musical acts, a silent disco block disco. Those who remember disco know acoustic set at the festival, said that he
party, and food and art vendors. Pop- it was anything but silent. has been to all three of them.
ular acts including Ben Prestage, the
Nouveax Honkies, Ryan Owens, Ghost “I’ve done it twice with my band,”
Cat and the Gravel Kings will join other he said. “This is my first year doing an
musicians on stage to remember a tal- acoustic set. I’m glad it’s in downtown
ented artist who was much loved. Fort Pierce, I play down there every
week. It’s my home away from home
Clayton Arrighi, a founding partner and it’s great exposure.”
of Florida-based Pineapple Records,
will have a booth at the fair. One of the The Bryan Jackson Music Festival will
Fort Pierce-based promoter’s bands, take place Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wolf in the City, is in the lineup. While in downtown Fort Pierce, Admission for
he did not know Bryan Jackson, friends those 12 and under is free. Tickets are $8
of his did. in advance and $12 the day of the event.
For more information, visit the website
“They were in the scene at the same www.bryanjacksonmusicfestival.com. 

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‘Shadow’ knows: Larry Kagan’s sculptures de-light

BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist guessing as to how Kagan does it. Larry Kagan. In childhood he’d dreamed of becoming
Larry Kagan was born in 1946 in a dis- an engineer, but the prerequisites for an
What you see is what you get in the Vero PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD engineering degree disabused him of that
Beach Museum of Art’s current Titelman placed-persons camp in Allied-adminis- notion.
Gallery show “Larry Kagan: Object/Shad- tered Germany. His parents were refugees His father, a survivor of a Siberian labor
ow.” from Belarus, a country that became part camp, and his mother, a member of the As Kagan tells it, “I was always making
of the Soviet Union after World War II. underground resistance in Belarus, met mistakes in my arithmetic, so I figured I
Mounted on the walls of the gallery, and escaped to the camp where Kagan was better not build any bridges.”
Kagan’s sculptures – playful abstract ge- The effects of war were devastating to Ka- born. They later relocated to Israel. At 13,
ometries of steel rod bent and welded into gan’s parents. “My dad’s side of the family Kagan moved with his family to the U.S. and He changed his major to English and, on
interconnecting shapes – are enjoyable as got wiped out,” Kagan says. settled in the Bronx. Five years after that he a whim, took an etching class at the nearby
three-dimensional drawings in space. was a student at the Rensselaer Polytechnic University of Albany.
School in Troy, N.Y.
If that were all they were, the artworks That class changed the course of his life.
might appeal to only a few cognoscenti. In- Two years later, with a master’s degree in
stead, the public at large is delighted by the printmaking from the University of Albany,
shadow pictures the sculptures improbably he returned to New York City to embark on
cast onto the gallery’s white walls. an artistic career.

Lit from above, one tangle of steel yields That was in 1970. Kagan soon became
a picture of a lively black poodle; another “tired of walking around with acid stains
limns a man’s oxford shoe. Yet another out- on my fingernails and lots of ink on my fin-
lines an F-16 fighter jet soaring skyward. gers,” and began carving sculptures from
There’s a basketball point guard caught in chunks of Lucite acrylic. By the end of the
mid-dribble, a smoking gun, and a remark- decade he was working in steel, using scraps
ably detailed mosquito. Works that pay he found on the streets and elsewhere.
homage to other artists include a rabbit af-
ter Albrecht Dürer, and a take-off on Keith “I used to walk my dog in Tribeca in the
Haring’s couple holding a valentine heart. days before it was Tribeca. And they used to
And while everyone will recognize the fa- dump all of this construction debris there,”
miliar visage of Che Guevara, few will know he says.
that the famous image is based on Cuban
photographer Alberto Korda’s portrait of The refuse included sheet metal, bits of
the Marxist revolutionary. expanded steel, short lengths of wire, and
snippets of steel rod.
In all, 15 works in the show will keep you
Ragged-edged, scarred and stained with
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HIGH HONORS FOR IRSC VOLLEYBALL’S ACADEMIC ALL-STARS

Members of the Indian River State College The team played a remarkable season un-
volleyball team were named Academic All-
Stars for achieving the highest grade-point der the leadership of head coach Stephanie
average for any athletic team at the college
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ber team earned an average 3.47 GPA, result-
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Egmond, Hannah Artille and Kaira Smith
“The Academic All-Stars designation
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achievement for athletes, and I’m proud
to see our volleyball team receive this aca- ference first team, while Greta Dobenecker,
demic honor,” said IRSC Athletic Director
Scott Kimmelman. In addition to the team Madie Erwin and Katie McInnis were sec-
recognition, members Hannah Artille, Greta
Dobenecker, Natalie Hoyos, Flavia Rostetter ond-team conference selections.
and Anouk Van Egmond were named Top 10
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22 WWII drama 89 “I ___ You, Babe” 23 “Get my drift?”
90 Be sullen 24 City that saw Kid’s game
based on a Robert 91 Am-scrayed Columbus off in 92 Status car
Lee Scott book 93 Tom Swift Jr. 1492 93 Draw off
25 Battleship booms 28 Some eating 94 Famous
26 Word breaks contraption regimens 95 Oil city destroyed
27 East of Eden 98 Track info 31 Number line?
brother 99 Type variable 32 Walkies in the Iran-Iraq
28 Calorie increaser 100 Meal starter? implement War
29 N.Y. subway 101 Cooking verb 33 WWII vehicle 96 Some oasis
30 Evenness symbol 102 “I Am Woman” 34 Extinct bird visitors
32 No place to be 35 What you just did 97 TV Tarzan
somebody verb 36 Home of 99 Pieces of cake,
33 Ring hit 104 Frank’s love, once Diamond Head for Houdini
34 June date 105 K2, e.g. 37 Betrayer of the 103 Swiss river
35 Meat sub? 106 “___ to you, Incas 105 Start of “The
38 “Timeless” Leroy 39 Rimsky- Battle Hymn
Anderson classic buddy” Korsakov’s first of the Republic”
42 Winfrey in 107 Bahamas capital 40 Deuce beater 106 The stuff that
withdrawal? 111 “Randy Andy” 41 Want drifts are made of
44 Grande and 43 AMPAS award 108 James Brown,
others thought she was 49 Site of George “the
45 Rough from dandy Bailey’s physical Godfather of ___”
rubbing 113 Theme of this problem in It’s A 109 Gibbons, for
46 Bard’s bother puzzle Wonderful Life example
47 “I see!” 117 Gofer’s job 50 Conrad or Cotten: 110 Meat monitor:
48 Watch word? 118 Have a small abbr. abbr.
50 Saturday Night horse 51 A very brief wait, 112 Line dancer,
Live alumnus 119 Skating feat briefly perhaps
54 Wine cask 120 Colored 52 Shrewd 113 Photographed
55 Street sounds, 121 Snatched 53 Swine line pie-plate?
perhaps 122 Treats like 56 A plane house 114 Something to
57 Antlered animal property 59 Actress Jasmine share in
58 Animal Farm 123 Like some Volvos 61 Wye follower Manhattan
leader 124 Born Free lioness 63 Leave to have a 115 Losing tic-tac-toe
60 Michael Romanov, good time line
for one DOWN 64 Larry smacker 116 Irritate
62 Car-buying 1 Goes south? 65 Antonio in Evita
alternative 2 Dropping-into- 66 A uniform coll.
63 Messy place course?
64 It’s read with dish- water sound 67 Runnerless sled
interest 3 Verdi heroine 69 Carbon 14, for
65 “Hear ye” hollerer 4 Money-losing one
67 Lofty lake 70 Uses a cleaver
68 Goes unused proposition? 72 A Dwarf
70 Murphy Brown 5 He had a pyramid 74 Period of history
character 75 Actor Gulager
scheme
6 Novelist Tan
7 Body man Tanny
8 Tying words
9 Agitate

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