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Services District budget

A6 B2 B4COVID-19 will impact projections
Barn releases new lineup Proud show of support

‘Marvelous’ musical will lead off ... as two local theaters regroup

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 21 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

VIRGIN TRAINS PILE-DRIVING AHEAD ON Crush leads city
‘TAYLOR CREEK’ BRIDGE PROJECT to close housing
assist program

PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected]
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer from South Florida to Orlando. the 210-foot-long bridge could also and installing a temporary trestle
[email protected] Virgin Trains announced it will start this week, VTUSA said in its platform for construction cranes Port St. Lucie closed its hous-
weekly work zone update. The new on the west side of the bridge, a ing assistance program Monday
Virgin Trains USA prepared to start daytime pile driving opera- bridge is expected to be completed VTUSA fact sheet says. after more than 1,600 residents
start pile-driving operations for the tions in northern Fort Pierce this by January 2021. who lost their livelihoods in the
$3 million replacement of the Tay- week to install temporary sheet Two low-level concrete and COVID-19 crisis swamped the
lor Creek Railroad Bridge as part of piling on the west side of the rail- The initial work consists of clear- steel bridges will be replaced with system on the first day.
the extension of passenger service road bridge. Demolition work on ing the approaches to the bridge
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 “We have had a tremendous
response to the emergency rent-
RV, firearms mega-facility plants the flag in St. Lucie al and mortgage assistance pro-
gram,” Deputy City Manager Da-
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer ships and hotels, said Joe Shirey, the store’s Gander RV’s 3,200-square-foot American flag. vid Graham told the City Council.
[email protected] general manager.
About half of the residents
The nation’s largest Gander RV & Outdoors facil- “It’s always been popular,” Shirey said who applied passed the first
ity opened Friday near Interstate 95 and State Road about recreational vehicle travel. “It’s go- round of screening, but might
70 in Fort Pierce boasting recreational vehicles ga- ing to become even more-so. People are not qualify for two payments
lore – and the state’s largest selection of firearms. not going to be taking cruises, they’re not of up to $1,500 per month, said
flying. They in fact are going to use RVs to Neighborhood Services Director
Gander expects the COVID-19 pandemic to travel and vacation in. You don’t have to go to a Carmen Capezutto.
drive up the demand for recreational vehicles as
travelers avoid crowded airplanes, trains, cruise CONTINUED ON PAGE A2 Unemployment has skyrock-
eted in St. Lucie County and na-
tionwide since the coronavirus
prompted governments to shut
down social and economic ac-
tivity, leaving families unable to
pay basic bills.

But several Port St. Lucie City

CONTINUED ON PAGE A3

The SpaceX factor Rolling on the river: Council OK’s $2.7M
for ‘Pioneer Park’ in renamed ‘The Port’

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission – sched- PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer river-themed playground with a
uled for liftoff from Kennedy Space Center [email protected] water play area, musical elements,
on Wednesday, May 27 – will see the return alligator and schooner-shaped
of human spaceflight from U.S. soil for the The COVID-19 pandemic and playground equipment, and oak
first time since 2011 with Robert Behnken economic crisis won’t deter the and pine shade areas.
and Douglas Hurley soaring aloft aboard an Port St. Lucie City Council’s grand
American spacecraft. Story, Page 7.  plans for a major park along the St. The council also voted unani-
Lucie River. mously to name the playground
“Pioneer Park” and rename the
The City Council agreed Mon-
day to spend $2.7 million on a CONTINUED ON PAGE A2

IN THIS ISSUE Copas veterans home
remains on track for
LOCAL NEWS A1-A7 PETS A10 summer opening. P. 4
HEALTH A8
GAMES OBITUARIES A7
ARTS/PEOPLE B8-B10
B1-B5 REAL ESTATE A11-A20

SPORTS B11

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Get Your Impac t RIVERFRONT PLAYGROUND son said. A play area for 2-to-5-year-olds
Doors Now! Before will be developed around the custom
Hurric ane Season. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 schooner playground element, Thompson
said. A giant alligator will be the center
Riverwalk District north and south of the piece of that play area.
Port St. Lucie Boulevard Bridge “The Port.”
A water play area will feature a waterfall,
Port St. Lucie plans to spend $16 million a wading stream and several spray elements,
in the next five years to finish developing Thompson said. There will also be a sand
“The Port.” area with shovels and other toys.

In addition to the playground, plans call A large wooden jungle gym will include
for the completion of the Riverwalk Board- climbing and rope elements, Thompson
walk, a historic village, a waterfront restau- said. There will also be a variety of swings for
rant, an amphitheater, boat docks, a kayak children with disabilities.
launch and a nature preserve with paths.
The musical element features large
“This is our one and only chance to real- chimes that can be used by children and
ly give the people of Port St. Lucie what they adults, Thompson said.
deserve in terms of coming to the river for a
great attraction for them to be proud of,” said An 8-foot tall-hill will be built to create a
Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo. view of the event lawn stage, Thompson said.

Several city councilmembers said they Large oak and pine trees will envelop the
were thrilled with the river-themed play- playground to provide shade, Thompson
ground design formulated by Douglas said. Native flowers that attract butterflies,
Thompson of Landscape DE. birds and animals will also be planted.

“I love this,” said Vice Mayor Shannon “We want to bring in a little bit of wildlife
Martin. “This is amazing. It’s very much on into this part,” Thompson said. “We want
the mark from that ‘wow factor.’” to attract these animals and at least allow
chance sightings of some animals and give
The park will feature six main areas orga- the children a sense of the beauty of these
nized around a river-shaped path, Thomp- natural things.” 

Transforming Your Existing Door Artist’s rendition of a play area for children at ‘Pioneer Park’ that includes a giant alligator.
from Boring to Beautiful
Lic.#CGC1528458 GANDER RV & OUTDOORS said. “We are right smack in the middle,” he
• Glass patterns for every style & budget noted.
• Customize to your style CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
• Impact Glass In addition to being a recreational vehi-
• Wood Interior / Exterior Doors hotel. You know how clean it is.” The new cle dealership, the store sells equipment for
• Fiberglass Doors 90,000-square-foot store and RV service hunting, shooting, fishing, camping and ac-
• Patio & Sliding Glass Doors center sits on a 35-acre tract at 2121 S. Jen- tive sports. “We have the largest selection of
• Framed / Frameless Shower Units kins Road with high-profile frontage on I-95, firearms in the state of Florida,” Shirey said.
• Etching just south of the Graham Road overpass.
• Schlage & Emtek Hardware Gander is owned by Camping World
• Mirror Wraps More than 150 Gander employees, gov- Holdings, Lincolnshire, Illinois, which owns
ernment officials, law enforcement officers 225 RV-oriented facilities in 36 states.
NO CONTACT ESTIMATE & MEASURING! and fire rescue workers participated in a flag
raising ceremony Friday morning to mark Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson was
Keeping with social distancing guidelines, we will not the opening of the new store. Winds gusted among the local officials welcoming Gan-
enter your home. Call for details. as the 3,200-square-foot flag was unfurled der to the city. “We think they made a great
and hoisted on a 130-foot-tall flag pole at choice and they think made a great choice,”
772-463-6500 the entrance to the Gander facility. Hudson said. “St. Lucie County is a big
Regency Square county with a lot of outdoor activities. It’s
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart Gander delayed the opening from mid- just a great location and we’re so happy to
March when Gov. Ron DeSantis closed have them here.”
772-463-6500Licensed & Insured non-essential businesses to slow the spread
of the coronavirus, Shirey said. Hudson recalled Jenkins Road was a dirt
road when she was growing up in the neigh-
Gander hopes the store attracts custom- borhood. St. Lucie County plans to trans-
ers from the southeast coast of Florida as form Jenkins Road into north-south corri-
well as the Lake Okeechobee region, Shirey dor to relieve congestion on I-95, 25th Street
and U.S. 1. 

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VIRGIN TRAINS USA 18) in an attempt to halt the passenger rail county’s legal fees for a long-shot appeal. tin County. But St. Lucie County never got
project. The Supreme Court reviews roughly 180 involved in the legal battle.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
District and appellate courts earlier reject- cases annually, or about 3 percent of the The case has not slowed down Virgin
two concrete bridges, VTUSA says. The new ed the county’s claims the Federal Railroad 7,000 appeals filed. Trains construction crews.
bridges will increase clearance under the Administration improperly allocated $2.1
bridge for watercraft by five feet. billion in tax-exempt bonds for the Virgin Jeffrey Lamken, of MoloLamken LLP, VTUSA contractors deployed a front-end
Trains project even though it was legally in- Washington, D.C., is handling the county’s loader to the train tracks near 83rd Avenue
The Taylor Creek Railroad Bridge is eligible for the financing. appeal. If the high court agrees to hear the and 130th Street in Roseland to build up the
among the 28 bridges VTUSA is replacing case, the county would pay MoloLamken an- railroad bed on the bluffs overlooking the St.
or upgrading on the Florida East Coast Indian River County Commissioners had other $400,000 in legal fees. Sebastian River Railroad Biridge.
Railway tracks as part of a $2.5 billion ex- given up on the case until a group of John’s
pansion of passenger service from South Island train safety advocates privately col- Indian River County has spent nearly $4 A massive 290-ton Liebherr LR 1300 hy-
Florida to Orlando. Virgin Trains has contin- lected $200,000 in February to cover the million on legal challenges against the Virgin draulic crane sat alongside the train tracks
ued working on the track upgrades despite Trains project, initially in concert with Mar- waiting to be positioned on the bluffs. The
halting rail service on March 25 to prevent $33 million bridge replacement project is ex-
the spread of the coronavirus. pected to take 30-to-36 months.

If Orlando to South Florida service starts “I’m sure when they start pile driving,
by the end of 2022 as planned, VTUSA would they’ll make a whole lot of noise,” said Patri-
send 34 passenger trains per day through St. cia Hyden, whose 83rd Avenue home over-
Lucie County at speeds reaching 110 mph. looks the river and bridge.

Meanwhile, a lawyer representing Indian “It’s stressful. They can do whatever they
River County filed an appeal in the U.S. Su- want because no one can afford to fight
preme Court by the deadline Monday (May them. There’s nothing anybody can do to
stop them ... They’re a big business and I’m a
small property owner.” 

CORONAVIRUS St. Lucie County commissioners were some businesses and opens beaches, Tipton People presenting symptoms are tested
to review their Disaster Recovery Plan on warned residents there may be a rollback if for COVID-19, but Tipton said tests should
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Tuesday (May 19) outlining how the county the number of COVID-19 infections and/or be available to anyone who wants one.
government will start revamping itself on deaths start trending upward.
Councilmembers said they want to avoid the fly in response to the coronavirus pan- Going into Hurricane Season on June
laying off city employees and exacerbating demic and economic fallout. “All of this is not over by a long shot,” Tip- 1, St. Lucie County is looking to double its
the unemployment problem. ton said. “Testing is one of the key things we number of hurricane shelters so occupants
“This pandemic has not spared anyone have to understand.” can stay at least 6 feet apart, Tipton said.
COVID-19 caused the death of 27 county in terms of impact,” said County Adminis-
residents, state records show. Another 327 trator Howard Tipton. “We have had to re- St. Lucie County’s goal is to test about 2 The county may also designate a special
residents tested positive for the coronavirus work everything.” percent of the population – roughly 6,000 shelter for COVID-19 patients who can’t
and 87 were hospitalized. people – every month to track the spread of quarantine at home because they live with
Even as the county loosens restrictions on the coronavirus, Tipton said.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

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COVID-19 UNLIKELY TO DELAY COPAS OPENING Late push propels Collins
onto ballot for commission
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ans’ Nursing Home in Pembroke Pines, Recent construction
which other news outlets have misiden- at Ardie R. Copas BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
Since November the Florida De- tified as a federal VA nursing home. At State Veterans’ [email protected]
partment of Veteran Affairs (FDVA) has press time other veterans there are in Nursing home.
promised to open the Ardie R. Copas treatment at area hospitals for the novel Republican Ryan Collins staged a last-minute pe-
State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Tradi- coronavirus. On the same day Murray PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS tition drive that carried him to slot on the Aug. 18
tion by this summer. spoke to St. Lucie Voice, the Florida De- ballot for St. Lucie County Commission in District 1.
partment of Health reported more than how to safely admit new patients. It will
Then the novel coronavirus crashed 800 coronavirus deaths at nursing facili- likely have protocols done by the time Collins was the 13th and last candidate for county-
into American life in March. ties across the state. There are about 700 the Copas home is ready to accept pa- wide office to qualify for the ballot via the petition
such facilities with around 71,000 resi- tients. Murray said construction of the method by the noon, May 11 deadline.
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a procla- dents at any time. new veterans home is right on schedule.
mation reducing commercial activities “It shows I have people that are willing to support
for about a month, and with or without On an average week there are about One thing can delay its opening, the me,” Collins said about his petition campaign. “I got
such directives Americans dramatically two to three deaths across the state’s same thing all of us are encountering a lot of help along the way to get it done.”
shifted their shopping and other activi- veterans homes and assisted-living fa- with shopping these days: “What we’re
ties, which has had far-reaching effects. cilities. seeing all over, nationwide and in our But Collins didn’t find out he made the ballot
state, we’re seeing the consequences until Wednesday, May 13 after elections officials
Now word is the state veterans de- The FDVA immediately implement- (of a pandemic) in that that the manu- verified 2,032 of his petitions had been signed by
partment will open its seventh veterans ed containment efforts at its veterans facturing and transportation base has registered voters.
nursing home … well, probably right on homes when DeSantis declared a state slowed and in some cases stopped,”
schedule. of emergency related to the coronavi- Murray said. “We’re witnessing a nation- That’s 1 percent of the county’s registered vot-
rus on March 9. In-person visits were wide supply disruption.” ers. Another eight candidates for countywide of-
“We can still have a summer 2020 shut down and alternative methods fice, including three incumbents, fell short of the
opening,” said Steve Murray, spokes- – such as electronic and outdoor-dis- Opening the Copas home will require mark by the deadline. Five candidates submitted
man for the FDVA. tanced visits – sought. Murray said every kind of medical supply from spe- no petitions.
vendors are prohibited from enter- cialized beds and monitoring equip-
That comes with some caveats. More ing the facilities, so supplies are left ment to masks and gloves. Murray said Noon on June 12 is the deadline for countywide
about that in a moment. For now it’s rel- in quarantine areas outside. The state the state veterans department has been candidates to qualify for the ballot by paying a fee of
evant to ask if it’s a good idea to open workers at the veterans nursing homes doing what all of us have – watching 6 percent of the salary of the office they are seeking.
another veterans nursing home in the then take supplies in. “We also stopped websites and shelves and getting things The fee is 4 percent for School Board candidates.
middle of a pandemic that has especial- admissions,” Murray said. as it can in anticipation of future needs.
ly ravaged older people. The fee is $4,858 for St. Lucie County Commission
The department is now examining What will almost certainly be off the candidates and $1,572 for School Board candidates.
News reports from a couple other table is a ribbon-cutting this summer.
states have revealed COVID-19 deaths State employees are under a travel ban The primary election is Aug. 18 and the general
of dozens of older veterans at single for the foreseeable future and, Murray election is Nov. 3. So far, a total of 26 candidates have
nursing homes. That hasn’t happened said, the FDVA is adhering to advise filed statements of candidacy for countywide office.
in Florida, which has had about 800 issue by the Centers for Disease Con-
in veterans homes at any time for the trol and Prevention, which discourages Republican Betty Jo Starke also qualified for the
last decade. The FDVA, which is a state group gatherings.  ballot for county commissioner in District 1, records
agency separate from the federal De- show. But a third Republican candidate, Rolin Dor-
partment of Veteran Affairs, opened its sainvil, did not.
sixth nursing home in 2010 and also
has an assisted living facility. Each can Neither did District 1 incumbent Chris Dzadovsky
have up to 120 resident veterans, and nor his Democrat primary challengers, Robin Bynoe
they tend to stay nearly full. and Gwendolyn McLeod, records show.

“The only (state veterans nurs- Collins said his petition effort was going smoothly
ing home) we’ve had issues with over until the coronavirus pandemic caused a shutdown
the last couple months has been our of the state.
skilled nursing facility in Broward,”
Murray said. But the secretary of state’s April 3 decision to allow
electronic signatures gave him new hope, Collins
Murray said there have been seven said. “Towards the end, I started doing a real heavy
deaths attributed to COVID-19 at the Facebook campaign, reached out to a lot of family
Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veter- and friends and they did the same,” Collins said. “So
I had all of those come back in.”

“It was just having to adapt to it and figuring out a
way to get it done,” Collins said. “I finally did, just in
time. I didn’t want to have to use campaign contribu-
tions to pay the filing fee.” 



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Services District gauges how virus will impact budget CORONAVIRUS

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent special assessments on their property-tax account uses around 3,000 gallons of wa- an elderly or ill relative.
bills, the district will most likely be OK ter a month. The district charges $3.47 for St. Lucie County has stocked up on N95
Water and sewer rates are staying the financially. “Besides the $4.4 million in 1,000 gallons of water and $3.86 for 1,000
same for another year in St. Lucie West. reserves, we have $500,000 in a rate stabi- gallons of sewage. masks and hand sanitizer for employees,
lization fund,” Pickle said. “In essence we Tipton said.
“For the utility rates, it’s been 10 years have almost $5 million to dip into.” “If you use 3,000 gallons, you’d then
since we raised rates,” said Dennis Pickle, have $21.99 added to that (base rate),” ex- In addition to St. Lucie County, the agen-
district manager of the St. Lucie West Ser- With that, the district could conceivably plained Pickle. cies distributing food to hungry families in-
vices District, in a telephone interview. go months without getting a dime from cluded the Treasure Coast Food Bank and
ratepayers. The average residential water bill in St. the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County,
Yes, you read that right. The last rate in- Lucie West is about $75 a month. Tipton said. “It’s going to be an ongoing chal-
crease was in 2010. As reported recently in St. Lucie Voice, lenge, the longer this goes on,” Tipton said.
the district suspended shutoffs for non-pay- The district is a Community Develop-
The St. Lucie West Services District ment of utility bills for the foreseeable future ment District, which is a hybrid creation The county has not increased spending
Board of Supervisors got its first look at due to the COVID-19 health and economic of the State Legislature. The districts op- during the pandemic, but sales and property
the proposed 2021 fiscal year budget at crisis. That decision was made around St. erate as governmental bodies to deliver tax revenues are expected to plummet in the
the last regular monthly workshop meet- Patrick’s Day. some limited municipal services, such as upcoming year, Tipton said.
ing on Monday, May 4. The meeting was water and sewer. The district gets funding
telephonic. Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued But, people got their March bills at the through utility billing and special assess- “We know there are going to be hot spots
executive orders allowing governmental beginning of April, some couldn’t pay ments on property taxes. One such special that pop up. We hope the equipment and
bodies greater use of Internet and tele- them, and they got shutoff notices. The no- assessment is a stormwater-management supplies will be there.”
phone technology during the COVID-19 tices were due to a glitch. Pickle said about maintenance assessment.
medical crisis without running afoul of 100 of the notices went out, but none of COVID-19 cases spiked from mid-March
open-meeting laws. those accounts face shutoffs. The district “Right now, we’re expecting that to stay through early April, said Clint Sperber, the
has suspended late fees for now, too. the same at $106 per (residential prop- state Health Department administrator for
Even as Pickle presented the proposed erty),” Pickle said. That’s the same as it’s St. Lucie County. “Since then it kind of wa-
budget, supervisors were aware the novel For next year, same as this year, the base been for at least the last two fiscal years. vered off for the most part,” Sperber said.
coronavirus will affect all the projections. rate for the district’s 10,700 or so residen- “From a covid perspective, we have lucked
In the meeting and telephone interview tial accounts will be $53.16. The largest “We do have a water-management bond out. It could’ve been a lot worse.”
afterward, Pickle said the services district portion is for sewer, $19.29. Irrigation is assessment,” said Pickle.
is in good financial health to deal with the $18.45. Water is $15.42. About 250 people have been tested per
unexpected disease, and has already taken That amounts to $194, which is also the day since May 4, Sperber said. Anyone who
cost-reduction measures to stay that way. “That’s just the base rate for water, sew- same as this fiscal year. That assessment tests positive is questioned about where
It has reserve funds in a couple accounts, er and irrigation,” Pickle said. “With that was $186 up to the 2017-2018 fiscal year. It they’ve been and who they’ve come in con-
because of the complexities of public util- there’s a consumption charge for the water went up because the 2018 tax-cut bill had tact with.
ities funding and budgeting. Even if a lot and sewer said for (every) 1,000 gallons.” language that increased the cost of paying
of residents can’t pay either water bills or off some government bonds. The bond will “From a health perspective we are doing
The average St. Lucie West residential be paid off by 2025.  better,” Sperber said. “We’ll see what hap-
pens when school opens up again.” 

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DEMO-2 MISSION GETS AMERICA BACK IN THE SPACE GAME

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent continuing satellite – launches for other NASA astronaut Bob Behnken invest in the infrastructure,” Posey said.
nations and commercial interests. That participates in a September He explained the American Space
People from West Palm to Daytona could mean a lot of tech jobs from Volu- 2019 exercise to verify that
beaches will get to watch history again. sia to St. Lucie counties. It has to help crew can safely and quickly Commerce Act is aimed at offsetting un-
that Patrick Air Force Base is transition- evacuate from the launch fair trade practices by other spacefaring
“We’re getting Americans back in ing into Patrick Space Force Base. pad in the unlikely event nations who have captured a large share
space on American rockets,” said Rep. of an emergency before of the commercial launch business.
Bill Posey. “America is open for business There are numerous efforts under- liftoff of SpaceX’s Posey said, in fairness, the United States
again.” way aimed at making the Kennedy Space first crewed flight – after trailing the former Soviet Union
Center the future spaceport to the world, test, called until Apollo 8 – foolishly surrendered
Posey is a Brevard County native who including Space Florida. In a nation with Demo-2. much of its unquestionable space pre-
worked on the Apollo space program and seemingly irreconcilable political divides, eminence it gained in the 1980s with the
a Republican lawmaker whose district Florida’s space future is one place Repub- PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA Space Shuttle program.
includes the Kennedy Space Center. FL-8 licans, Democrats and those without par-
covers Indian River, Brevard and part of ty affiliations come together. Rep. Charlie Posey said the DM-2 launch is a
Orange counties. Crist and Posey – a Democrat and Repub- chance for the United States to regain
lican – recently introduced the American space prestige and the dollars that can
On Wednesday, May 27, right around Space Commerce Act in Congress. The follow – dollars that would likely head to-
4:30 p.m., anyone on an eastern Florida bill has been referred to the House Ways ward Florida’s Atlantic coastline.
beach looking toward Launch Complex and Means Committee. If passed by Con-
39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center gress and signed by the president, the bill Astronaut Behnken is a colonel in the
will get to see astronauts Robert Behnk- would allow commercial space ventures Air Force whose first assignment was
en and Douglas Hurley heading over the to write off equipment and infrastructure at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In 2000
Atlantic toward the International Space investment depreciation immediately, Behnken was selected for NASA’s astro-
Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon rather than years later. naut training.
spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket.
“If you can write off your investments He flew on STS-123 in 2008, then on
This will be the first time Americans right now, this year, it encourages you to STS-130 in 2010. Between those flights,
have piloted an American rocket into he has logged more than 700 hours in
space since 2011, the end of the space space, 37 doing spacewalks.
shuttle program. That two-week July
spaceflight was aboard the Space Shuttle Astronaut Hurley retired as a colonel
Atlantis for STS-135. By the way, Hurley from the Marine Corps. He, too, made
piloted the orbiter that mission. Posey the grade for astronaut training in 2000.
said mission Demo-2 might not have Hurley piloted the space shuttle twice.
the pizzazz of Apollo 8, the first crewed He was on STS-127 in 2009 along with
mission to reach the Moon, or Apollo 11, STS-135 in 2011. In all, Hurley has logged
when humans first stepped on a celestial just short of 700 hours in space.
body besides Earth, but it’s just as – if not
more – important in many respects. NASA is not opening its public viewing
areas for the launch, because of social
“This is first major milestone in what distancing recommendations from the
people refer to as ‘new space,’” Posey Centers for Disease Control and Preven-
said. “It’s not a completely government tion. NASA TV will start launch coverage
program. We have a contractor involved. on May 27 at 12:15 p.m. It will be avail-
This brings close the realization that any- able online at www.nasa.gov/commer-
body who wants to is going to be able to cialcrew.
go into space.”
The launch should be visible from
Posey envisions a not far away future Hutchinson Island and other St. Lucie loca-
in which the Kennedy Space Center is tions with unobstructed horizon views. 
regularly hosting crewed – along with

IN LOVING MEMORY Drew Holland, for 10 years. 1922, in Sykesville, Pa., and passed away
She worked as a physical therapy assis- on May 5.
RAMONA MARINA BRAVO, 88 Ramona is survived by her sister, Lupe
Port St. Lucie Delsy Ahorrio; nieces Dolores Batista, tant at Maple Leaf Physical Therapy for Paul served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacif-
Theresa Pena and Lorraine Adams; and many years. ic during World War II and participated in
Ramona Marina Bravo, 88, of Port St. great-nieces and great-nephews Tara, Der- atomic bomb tests post war. Paul utilized
Lucie passed away on May 11. Ramona ek, Angel, Gillian, Matthew, Rachel and Toni was an avid country line dancer the G.I. Bill and earned an MBA degree. He
was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Ra- Jacqueline. and known for her crocheting talent. She was a longtime teacher at Southwest High
mon Arroyo and Dolores Garcia. enjoyed her retirement by spending time School in Miami.
TONI LEE HOLLAND, 64 around the pool with her family.
She had been a longtime resident of Port St. Lucie He was proud of achieving his pilot’s li-
Port St. Lucie after moving here from New Toni is survived by her two daughters, cense and enjoyed flying.
York. Ramona worked as an administra- Toni Lee Holland (nee Marino), 64, of Carrie Imperatore and Joie Imperatore,
tive assistant for a few businesses, retiring Port St. Lucie passed away on May 6 at both of Port St. Lucie; her four grandchil- He was a lover of all animals including
from the Equitable Life Insurance Compa- her home. She was born and raised in dren, Troy, Aubrie, Zach and Sailor, all of fancy chickens, and enjoyed the breeding,
ny where she worked for 15 years. Hammonton, N.J., and retired to Florida Port St. Lucie; her sister, Joann Eastburn showing and training of dogs.
in 2015. (Don) of West Chester, Pa.; and many niec-
Ramona enjoyed reading, playing cards es and nephews. Paul is survived by three children,
and watching classic movies on TCM. She Toni was married to her late husband, Paulette Glebocki, Marlene Christensen
was a loving sister and aunt, and she will PAUL J. SAMORISKI, 97 and John Samoriski; six grandchildren,
be greatly missed. Port St. Lucie Renata Glebocki, Marisa Rodriquez, Ka-
trina Christensen, Kyle Christensen, Paul
Paul J. Samoriski, 97, of Port St. Lucie Samoriski and John Samoriski; and two
and formerly of Miami was born Oct. 14, great-grandchildren, Oliver and Maltida
Rodriquez.

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SOME FORMS OF DEMENTIA CAN BE TREATED AND REVERSED

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer tied to the laudable work of organizations Dr. Richard Wyderski. and even reversed.
such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the “We have different clinical tests for the
Say the word “dementia” and most peo- American Brain Association, the Alzhei- PHOTO: KAILA JONES
ple think it means “Alzheimer’s Disease.” mer’s Foundation of America, the Alz- presence of dementia to see how well the
heimer’s Research & Prevention Founda- many forms of dementia? brain is functioning, such as the Montre-
Most people are wrong. tion and many others to raise awareness For starters, says Wyderski, “we now try al Cognitive Assessment test, Kohlman
No one knows that better than geriatri- while also seeking cures for the long list Evaluation of Livings Skills test and oth-
cian Dr. Richard Wyderski. of diseases and conditions that Wyderski to be as precise as we can with determin- ers that can help the physician determine
He knows, just like Johns Hopkins says cause “a loss of cognitive functioning ing what type of dementia a person may if a significant problem with cognition is
Medicine does, “there are many diseases – the ability to think, remember, prob- have, especially since some can be treated present.”
that cause dementia including: Alzhei- lem-solve or reason – to such an extent
mer’s disease; Corticobasal Degeneration; that it interferes with a person’s daily life That testing can be complicated and ex-
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; Dementia with and activities.” tensive.
Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia;
HIV Dementia; Huntington’s disease; Nor- The National Institute of Neurological Wyderski explains: “We need to look at
mal Pressure Hydrocephalus and Vascular Disorders and Stroke agrees with Wyderski the list of medications that the person is
Dementia [as well as] other conditions wholeheartedly. taking to make sure that side effects of the
that can cause dementia or dementia-like medication isn’t the problem.”
symptoms including reactions to medica- And, for the record, of all the nearly 400
tions, metabolic problems and endocrine various forms of dementia known today, Then comes looking for evidence of se-
abnormalities, nutritional deficiencies, in- Alzheimer’s is by far the most prevalent. vere kidney or liver disease, thyroid abnor-
fections, brain tumors, anoxia or hypoxia, malities and B12 levels.
and heart and lung problems.” “Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for 60-80
According to Wyderski, “many years percent of all dementia or at least contrib- And the list just gets longer and may in-
ago all of the neurodegenerative disorders utes to it,” Wyderski says, and the Bright clude spinal fluid analysis, genetic testing,
were lumped under the term ‘senile de- Focus Foundation reports that “more than MRI brain scans and much, much more.
mentia’ without any other differentiation. 5.8 million Americans now have Alzhei-
We now try to be as precise as we can with mer’s disease” and projects that number to And while many medical articles on
determining what type of dementia per- reach nearly 14 million by 2050. dementia claim it “is not a normal part of
son may have, especially since some can aging,” that’s a tough argument to make
be treated and even reversed.” If you’re ‘following the money,’ that when, frankly, we don’t know the root
The most likely reason why so many same foundation says the annual cost of causes, according to Wyderski.
people today instantly associate ‘demen- healthcare, long-term care and hospice for
tia’ with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can be people with Alzheimer’s Disease will likely For example, he points out, “it was pre-
exceed $1.1 trillion by 2050. sumed that the deposition of a protein in
the brain called beta-amyloid was the cul-
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around long, funny fields with fellow
Hi Dog Buddies! humans. They carry bags fulla long sticks, every dog makes it. If you
or get other humans to carry ’em. They
This week I yapped with a super pretty whop a liddle bitty ball with one of the snap at stuff or get nervous
Chocolate Lab, MOJO Kouns, who has a sticks an then they walk (or ride in special
very intresting job: She’s a sorta Big Sister/ carts) to wherever it lands, and whop the and distracted, you won’t
Teacher for puppies in training at Dogs ball again. An keep whoppin’ it till they
for Life to be service dogs for disabled get to the end. There’s ditches full of sand pass. Bein’ a Service Dog is
veterans. and liddle ponds scattered around, and
sometimes they hit the ball into one of a Great Honor, anna Great
MOJO was right at the door, waggin’ them and get all mad. Also, one of my
am jumpin’ (up, NOT on), like she was pooch frens told me humans definitely Responsibility.
on springs. She came right over for the DON’T like you to retrieve those liddle
Wag-an-Sniff. Her coat was like chocolate balls. Weird, right?” “So, I have a buncha
velvet an she had big golden eyes.
I shook my head. “Humans! Go figure.” liddle fluffballs runnin’
“Good morning! Miss MOJO. It’s a “I KNOW, right? Anyway Mom’s golf
pleasure,” I said in my suave pooch-of- balls all had the same name, MOJO, an all over, nibblin’ my ears,
the-world voice. she always thought it’d be a Cool Kibbles
name for her next dog. Which was ME.” tumblin’ around. I love ’em
“Likewise, Mr. Bonzo,” she replied. “Good story! So, how’d ya find your For-
“This is my Mom, Linda. My Dad (I call ever Famly?” but it’s eck-ZAWST-ing. An
him Colonel Sam), is elsewhere.” She led “Almost seven years ago, when I was
the way to the sunny paddy-o. only 8 weeks old, Mom was Dog Shoppin’ those pointy liddle puppy
on The Net an saw my pickshur. Needles
“I’m excited to learn about your Very to say, I was an irresistible chocolate teeth are SHARP. My first
Important Job, but first, I’m curious about fluffball. I was living on an Amish farm in
your unusual name.” Pencil- VANE-yuh and they hadda ship puppy trainees were Golden
me inna PLANE to here. When Mom an
MOJO laughed. “Lotsa humans an Colonel Sam came to pick me up at the Retrievers, Big Sis an Liddle
pooches think I’m a boy, cuzza my name. airport, the humans in charge told ’em
Ackshully, I was named after golf balls.” Sis. An Savannah, a white

“Wait. Wha-at? Did you say you were Lab. Now they’re with their
named after golf balls?”
own veteran partners. I like
“It’s true,” she said. “See, my Mom’s a
knowin’ I helped make ’em

successful Service Dogs.”

“An when you’re off work

…?”

“I love going for rides

MOJO. PHOTO: KAILA JONES with Mom in her convert-
ible, the wind in my fur, ears

flappin’. It’s ex-ZILLA-rating!

they’d never seen a happier puppy than Travelin’s cool, too. Once we drove up to

me. Most pooches get all concerned and Savannah an stayed inna Very Fancy, Dog

nervous, but I thought it was a Crispy Dog Frenly place. Mom says it was GORE-jus.

Biscuits ad-VEN-shure! There was a place for pooches to play,

“I’ve always been a cheerful grrrl, never an dog biscuits for us, anna Happy Hour

chewed shoes or anything. I did have a for us an our humans. The rest-runts are

bit of Separation Anxiety, tho. When Mom pooch-frenly too.

and Colonel Sam were going out for the “An I have tons of pooch pals: My

first time after they got me, they put me pooch posse is Kelli, a mini-Golden Re-

in my nice crate. WELL, I Totally Freaked triever; Chico, a Bichon Frise from across

OUT. Was I going back to Pencil-VANE- the street; Maggie’s a Standard Poo; an

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Enjoy quality and quantity in Cypress Point residence

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist and watch the big game while kids or grand- The master suite is a “Wow,” with a ensuite bath and the other two have ad-
[email protected] kids play in the pool. This is a space that was grand master bedroom, two spacious joining baths, one of which doubles as a
meant for entertaining, as guests can wander walk-in closets with organizers, and a cabana bath. Whether the rooms are for
As you stroll up the walk to the house at 7913 indoors and out and you can oversee it all master bath with separate vanities, a huge family or as space for guests, there is abun-
Links Way, in the Cypress Point section of PGA while whipping up a gourmet meal. There walk-through shower and spa tub. Some dant room for all.
Village, past the lovely landscaping flanking the

walkway, you know that this is a special home. is a private den/study with wood floors that candles, a book and a glass of wine, and Outside, you have nothing less than a
Stepping inside only confirms that this is a could easily be an office or exercise room and you could stay there for hours. There are tropical oasis with a gorgeous pool and
home for those who want the very best. a large laundry room. three private guest bedrooms. One has an spa, all covered and screened and sur-
rounded by trees and landscaping that
There is a formal dining room, lavishly ap- provide privacy but don’t obscure the spec-
pointed with a decorative ceiling and a for- tacular golf views. Having morning coffee
mal living room, but your family will live in here while reading the paper, or relaxing at
the kitchen and family room. The kitchen is night before retiring, this is a space that is
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nity clubhouse, where there is a resort-style model is a lovely four-bedroom, four-bath FEATURES FOR 7913 LINKS WAY
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more, and the three championship golf it has been meticulously maintained and Neighborhood: Cypress Point in PGA Village
courses and The Legacy golf and tennis updated by the original owners. The floor Year built: 2000 • Construction: CBS
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TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 13 transactions of single-family resi-
dences and lots reported from May 11-15.
The top sale of the week was of the residence at 5300 NW Almond Ave. Listed in March for
$349,000, the 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home sold for the asking price on May 15.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Elias Leles of the Keyes Company. Repre-
senting the buyer was agent Julie Dockter of Bradley & Associates Real Estate.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
ORIGINAL PRICE

TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $349,000
$345,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 5300 NW ALMOND AVENUE 3/2/2020 $349,000 5/15/2020 $315,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5782 NW ESKIMO CIRCLE 11/1/2019 $359,825 5/13/2020 $292,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1553 SW MOCKINGBIRD CIRCLE 10/2/2019 $349,900 5/12/2020 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5834 NW GILLESPIE AVENUE 8/7/2019 $282,900 5/14/2020 $256,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10528 SW TOREN WAY 10/31/2019 $292,515 5/14/2020 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6129 NW DENSAW TERRACE 3/16/2020 $264,900 5/14/2020 $232,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5269 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 3/2/2020 $235,000 5/14/2020 $223,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 348 SW COCONUT KEY WAY 2/29/2020 $234,900 5/11/2020 $222,240
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9846 SW EASTBROOK CIRCLE 3/4/2020 $219,900 5/11/2020 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11120 SW HADLEY STREET 1/30/2020 $239,740 5/12/2020 $138,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 460 SW TALQUIN LANE 4/17/2020 $209,000 5/11/2020 $137,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10400 SW STEPHANIE WAY 206 2/2/2020 $149,500 5/15/2020
PORT SAINT LUCIE 132 SW PEACOCK BOULEVARD 17102 3/19/2020 $150,000 5/13/2020

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

5782 NW Eskimo Circle, Port Saint Lucie 1553 SW Mockingbird Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 11/1/2019 Listing Date: 10/2/2019
Original Price: $359,825 $349,900
Sold: 5/13/2020 Original Price: 5/12/2020
Selling Price: $345,000 $315,000
Listing Agent: Valinda Hanna-Lazarus WE TEST.Sold: David Colson

Selling Agent: 1st Home Realty Services LLC Selling Price: Partnership Realty Inc.

Yazcara Bradley RSUONITS.Listing Agent:
Selling Agent: Richard McKinney
Keller Williams Realty
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Listing Date: 8/7/2019 Most Tested ® HVAC System.
Original Price: $282,900
Sold: 5/14/2020 Listing Date: 10/31/2019
Selling Price: $292,900
Listing Agent: Rowena Henry Original Price: $292,515
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Selling Agent: Adams Homes Realty Inc
Selling Price:
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United Realty Group Inc. $275,000
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Imagine your home, After wild swings, mortgage
totally organized! rates settle near historic lows

Custom Closets, Garage Cabinets, Home Offices,
Pantries, Laundries, Hobby Rooms and more...

40% Off Plus BY KATHY ORTON | The Washington Post with mortgage brokers who pass along the
rate to their customers.
Free Installation Mortgage rates have held steady for the
past three weeks, a remarkably calm period “Some people said we’d never see inter-
15 OffPLUSTAKE AN EXTRA% after early spring’s wild swings est rates drop below 3 [percent] on a 30-
year mortgage, but it’s now available when
2020 © All Rights Reserved. Closets by Design, Inc. Terms and Conditions: 40% off any order of $980 or more According to the latest data released borrowers work with an independent mort-
or 30% off any order of $680-$979 on any complete last Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year gage broker,” UWM president and CEO Mat
Custom Closet, Garage Cabinets, Home Office, Pantry, fixed-rate average crept up to 3.28 percent Ishbia told HousingWire.
Laundry, Wall Bed, Wall Unit, Hobby Room or Garage with an average 0.7 point. (Points are fees
Flooring system. Take an additional 15% off on any paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the Bankrate.com, which puts out a weekly
complete system order. Not valid with any other offer. loan amount and are in addition to the in- mortgage rate trend index, found nearly
Free installation with any complete unit order of $600 or terest rate.) It was 3.26 percent two weeks two-thirds of the experts it surveyed expect
more. Expires May 31, 2020. ago and 4.07 percent a year ago. rates to go down in the coming week.

SPECIAL FINANCING FOR 18 MONTHS! Freddie Mac, the federally chartered “Mortgage bonds seem to have found
mortgage investor, aggregates rates from a bottom and are making a slight bounce
With approved credit. Call or ask your Designer for details. 125 lenders across the country to come up higher off a critical support level,” said
Not available in all areas. with national average mortgage rates. It Elizabeth Rose, a certified mortgage plan-
uses rates for borrowers with flawless credit ning specialist with AmCap Home Loans in
Call for a free in home design consultation and estimate scores. These rates are not available to ev- Plano, Texas. Powell’s “comments of uncer-
ery borrower. tainty and prolonged recession are helping
(772) 210-3104 SLV bonds recover. Despite the market being
The 15-year fixed-rate average slipped flooded with new bond supply this week,
www.closetsbydesign.com to 2.72 percent with an average 0.7 point. [Tuesday’s] auction was met with renewed
It was 2.73 percent two weeks ago and 3.53 demand — a good sign for interest rates.”
Locally owned and operated. Follow us percent a year ago. The five-year adjustable
rate average ticked up to 3.18 percent with Meanwhile, mortgage applications were
Licensed and Insured: CGC1509325 & MC1900055 an average 0.3 point. It was 3.17 percent flat last week even as purchase activity con-
two weeks ago and 3.66 percent a year ago. tinued to pick up. According to the latest
data from the Mortgage Bankers Associa-
“Mortgage rates held steady near his- tion, the market composite index — a mea-
torically low levels this week,” said Dan- sure of total loan application volume — in-
ielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. creased 0.3 percent from a week earlier. The
“While purchase mortgage data showed purchase index rose 11 percent but was 10
week-to-week improvement — a possible percent lower than it was a year ago. The
sign of home buyer confidence gaining refinance index fell 3 percent but was 201
ground — [Federal Reserve] Chair [Jerome percent higher than it was the same time
H.] Powell ignited fresh concerns with his last year. The refinance share of mortgage
comments about the potential for a long activity accounted for 67 percent of appli-
and slow road to economic recovery.” cations.

Speaking in a video conference with the “Mortgage applications increased for
Peterson Institute for International Eco- the second consecutive week, as states
nomics, Powell warned of a long, painful across the country gradually reopen and
economic downturn if Congress and the more prospective borrowers take advan-
White House do not act to stem the fallout tage of record-low mortgage rates,” said
from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Bob Broeksmit, MBA president and CEO.
“The ongoing pandemic and subsequent
“No one knows where to invest their decline in economic activity are impacting
money because of the massive uncertainty the housing market, but with purchase ac-
generated by COVID-19,” said Dick Lep- tivity now up for the fourth straight week,
re, senior loan adviser at RPM Mortgage home buyer demand is stabilizing.” 
in Alamo, Calif. “What we could see in the
coming week is equity selling with money
moving to Treasury and [mortgage-backed
security] debt, which could lower mortgage
rates.”

Although rates have been wandering
upward lately, Hale predicts they will move
lower in the future.

“Looking forward, while rates may rise
from week to week, we expect the overall
trend to be downward, with rates sliding
below 3 percent by the end of 2020,” she
said.

Some lenders are already offering sub-3
percent rates. HousingWire reported earli-
er this week that United Wholesale Mort-
gage, the nation’s largest wholesale lender,
is offering rates as low as 2.5 percent. UWM
doesn’t lend directly to borrowers but works

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JUST LISTED BY YOUR NEIGHBOR PAM MISIANO!

Just Listed Just Listed

160 NW Magnolia Lakes Boulevard • Offered at $425,000 179 NW Magnolia Lakes Boulevard • Offered at $347,500

Stunning pool home with almost 3,000 sf of living space, 4 bedrooms + den/office/5th Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3-car garage, and magnificent lake view. Kitchen
bedroom, and 3 baths. Kitchen has granite countertops with 42'' wood cabinets. Pool has has newer wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of

solar cover with reel, heater, and Jacuzzi. counter space. Features an oversized screened patio. Room for a pool.

If you, or anyone you know, would like more information on these properties, call me today!

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145 NW Central Park Plaza,
Unit 200 Port St. Lucie,
Fl 34986

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FRESHLY PAINTED MASTER BEDROOM

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IN DESIRABLE HOBE SOUND COMMUNITY MASTER SUITE ON 1ST FLOOR

This spectacular home features 3 bdr, 5.1 baths + den (can Large corner 2 story townhouse in heart of Tradition. 1st floor features kitchen

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acre lot. RX-10544445 9804 SE Sandpine Lane

HUTCHINSON ISLAND $499,900 PGA VILLAGE $549,900 PALM CITY $235,000 PGA VILLAGE $349,900

UNDER CONTRACT - BACKUP OFFERS ACCEPTED! REDUCED REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT - BACKUP OFFERS ACCEPTED!

RARE TRIPLEX ON NORTH BEACH ACROSS RARE 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 2 CG POOL HOME PALM LAKE ESTATES GREENBRIER
THE STREET FROM THE STATE PARK WITH GOLF & LAKE VIEWS
Redone 3 bedrooms, 2 bath single family home in the Lovely 2 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath home with golf view.
All three units have updated interiors; metal roof and This beautiful home features gourmet kitchen, formal LR & family room heart of Palm City. Close to schools, shopping and 7736 Greenbrier Circle. COMING SOON!
accordion shutters. A Unit is a one bedroom loft. 1.5 + DR; lg master BD & bath w/new granite counters; 2 en suite bedrooms restaurants.
bath; the B Unit is a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath, and the C w/lg walk in closets,new carpet & granite counters in bath. 4th BD can RX-10609069 1733 SW 34th Street 10025 CARIDGAN CIRCLE
be used as office. Plantation shutters; whole house water filtration system,
Unit is 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath Plenty of parking. RENTAL $1850/MO.
RX-10612723 904 Shorewinds Drive A,B,C exterior painted 2018. RX-10584126 9329 Briarcliff Trace

TOP PRODUCING TEAM

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PGA VERANO $589,900 PGA VERANO $6 6 4,900 PGA VILLAGE $499,900 PGA VERANO $649,900
HIGHLY UPGRADED POOL HOME – GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW
STUNNING GOLF & WATER VIEWS ONE OF A KIND STUNNER W/ GOLF & WATER VIEWS!! GORGEOUS KINGSLEY FLOOR PLAN IN PGA VILLAGE! This ‘Bellacerra’ floor plan has 3BR, PLUS Den, 3.5BA, 3CG, and beautiful finish-
Meticulously maintained “Collina” floor plan. 4BR, 3.5BA, 2.5CG home fea- Sophisticated&eleganthomeonarguablythebestlotinal ofVerano.This3BR+DEN/3BA/3CG‘Biela’floorplanwil CAPTIVATE This 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2CG home features golf & water views. Recently es throughout, Chef’s kitchen, the lanai is an entertainer’s dream with summer
tures elegant finishes T/O, a chef’s dream kitchen w/butler’s pantry, beauti- you!Beautifulwoodflooring,crownmolding&customwoodworkt/o.Upgradedlightfixtures&ceilingfans,HunterDouglasblinds. updated WHITE KITCHEN w/ QUARTZ counters, stainless appliances, 42” kitchen, stunning heated pool & spa, picture frame screen design allows to
fully upgraded master-suite with frameless glass shower. The expanded & Gourmetkitchenhaswhite42’ level5cabinetry,BiancoCareraQuartzcounters,GEprofileSSappliances,undercabinetlighting& wood cabinetry, chef ’s island, spacious pantry and undermount sink. Plan- maximize the views. RX-10565581 20090 SW Matera Way
screened lanai is a wonderful spot to relax & enjoy the views. breakfast nook! Master Suite features 3 walk-in closets, luxurious en-suite w/ claw foot tub, frameless glass shower, separate vanities tation shutters, tile throughout, beautiful views and oversized lanai.
RX-10544165 10143 SW Visconti Way w/marbletops&designerlighting.RX-1055691710114 SW Nuova Way RX-10578926 9306 Briarcliff Trace

VITALIA $339,900 TRADITION $495,000 JUST REDUCED! NEW LISTING!
DAZZLING FINISHES IN THIS SLEEK OASIS!
2BR+Den/2BA/2CG home in Vitalia. IMPACT GLASS windows and doors, bright FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC LOT IN TOWNPARK PGA VILLAGE $229,900 CASTLE PINES $174,900
& open floor plan and designer finishes throughout. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, This 5BR/4BA/3CG home features sweeping lake views and gorgeous sunsets. LAKE FRONT BEAUTY IN TORREY PINES! GROUND FLOOR 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BEING OFFERED FULLY
custom master bathroom, crown molding, gorgeous light fixtures. Upscale kitch- Elegant two story entryway with beautiful staircase. Large kitchen overlooks the family Great 2BR/2BA/2CG town home in PGA Village. Special features FURNISHED IN THE GATED COMMUNITY OF CASTLE PINES!
en with beautiful cabinetry, quartz counters and stainless appliances. room & backyard. Spacious master suite with walk-out balcony. IMPACT GLASS win- include beautiful lake view, neutral tile throughout, spacious kitchen Recently refreshed with new light fixtures, fresh paint and flat screen
RX-10603794 10295 SW Indian Lilac Trail dows & doors make storm preparation a breeze. Located in the heart ofTradition. Call with light cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. NEW A/C, WH and TVs. Kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances opens to the living
today to view! RX-10602293 11690 SW Rockville Court ACCORDION SHUTTERS recently added. area. Screened and covered lanai with private garden views.
RX-10604229 7008 Torrey Pines Circle RX-10621141 8337 Mulligan Circle

BAY ST. LUCIE $1,399,900 PGA VILLAGE $222,000 PGA VILLAGE $228,000 FORT PIERCE $986,000
TRUE FLORIDA LIVING - CUSTOM BUILT RIVERFRONT HOME PGA VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE W/ GOLF VIEWS! WELL MAINTAINED TOWNHOUSE W/ LAKE VIEWS 4.32 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/ CONVENIENT LOCATION
Located on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River w/ Deep Water Dock 3BR/2BA/1CG townhousewith an abundanceofnatural light. Master bedroom on the 2BR+Den/2BA single story end unit in Castle Pines! Special features include Custom built 6BD/5.5BA/3CG pool home with something for everyone. IMPACT GLASS
4BR/4BA/3CG Pool home! Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Two ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen with eat in nook, breakfast bar and light renovated bathrooms, vinyl plank flooring in master & den, vaulted ceilings, windows, LED lighting, sauna, game room and more!2 in-law/guest suites - perfect for
Bedrooms downstairs as well as two bedrooms on the upper level. SWEEPING cabinets. Screened & covered lanai overlooks golfcourse. New A/C & water heater is 2016. crown molding, tile on diagonal and more. Screened & covered patio looks multi-generational living. Salt water pool area with built-in water slide, rock waterfall, hot
RIVER VIEWS! RX-10602420 12150 Riverbend Road Steps to community pool! RX-10606648 7028 Torrey Pines Circle over the lake. RX-10616316 9201 Wentworth Lane tub and more. Call today! RX-10567598 6201 Oleander Ave

JUST REDUCED! PRICE REDUCED!

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $412,000 SAINT LUCIE WEST $164,900 PGA VERANO $315,000 PGA VILLAGE $334,000
SPACIOUS POOL HOME IN COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES REMODELED CONDO IN THE CLUB AT SLW! ‘MEDINAH’ FLOOR PLAN IN PGA VILLAGE
3BR+Den/3BA/2CG home on a cul-de-sac lot with beautiful landscaping. Spa- STUNNING ‘BELLA’ FLOOR PLAN IN VERANO! 3BR/2.5BA home with preserve and lake views. This property features granite count-
cious screened lanai overlooks golf course and has cabana bath. Pocketing sliders Neat as a pin! 2BR/2BA ground floor condo with beautiful lake views and within 2BR+Den/2BA/2CG homewith LakeViews and IMPACT GLASS. Built in 2015 and stil ers, stainless steel appliances, 42” wood cabinetry, neutral tile flooring throughout the
from the living room truly bring the outside in. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. steps to the clubhouse. Special features include upgraded kitchen with white under Builder’s Warranty. Beautiful kitchen with whitecabinetry, granitecounters, subway main living areas and berber carpet in the bedrooms. Ten foot pocketing slider doors
ACs replaced in 2015 and water heater in 2016. Pool area is perfect for enjoying the cabinets, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash, tilebacksplash, under cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances and wood shelving in the connect the patio to the living area and bring the outside in. Walking distance to the
Florida lifestyle! RX-10606528 1375 SW Bent Pine Cove stainless sink and more! Updated bathrooms and newer appliances t/o. Conve- pantry. Master suitehas spa-likebath. Upgraded flooring & plantation shutters t/o. This community club house! RX-10526250 8908 Champions Way
niently located to all SLW has to offer. 121 SW Palm Drive, Unit 106 homewil not disappoint! RX-10601827 19024 SW Positano Way

UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT $299,000 SOLD $359,000

PGA VILLAGE $249,900 KING’S ISLE $217,000 LAKE CHARLES PGA VILLAGE
FULLY FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE W/ LAKE VIEWS! SPOTLESS HOME IN KING’S ISLE!
2BR+Den/2BA/1CG town house with upgrades throughout. Open Freshly painted 2BR+Den/2BA/2CG home with garden views in the Isle of Madeira. Tile and PRIVACY ABOUNDS - COURTYARD POOL HOME! FAIRVIEW MODEL WITH POOL
floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings. Kitchen w/ granite, ss, tumbled laminate flooring throughout, accordion shutters, screened & partial y covered lanai and Wel maintained3BR/3BA/2CGcourtyardplaninLakeCharles.Expandedkitchenwithwhite Well cared for 2BR PLUS den, 2BA pool home is A Must See! Open great room de-
marble backsplash. Wood look tile in living areas. Newer carpet in openlivingspaces.Fantastic communitywithplentifulamenitiesandactivities.Centraly cabinetry, granite counters, center island and SS appliances. Neutral tile t/o main living areas and sign with vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with SS appls, Corian counters. Spacious
bedrooms. RX-10614023 8142 Carnoustie Place locatedtoal SLWhastooffer. RX-10597209 877 NW Sarria Court crown molding. Cabana suite is perfect for guests or in-laws. Great opportunity in a wonderful master suite features oversized walk-in closets and large spa-like ensuite. Screened
community. RX-10588264 809 SW St. Andrew’s Cove lanai with pool & spa. RX-10531569 9024 Short Chip Circle

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VPIGLALAGE $974,000 VPIGLALAGE $899,000

CUSTOM LUXURY SPECTACULAR
POOL HOME! WATER VIEWS!

Five bedroom all en-suites +office with tons Over 5400 sq ft under air this 5 bedroom 5.1 baths
of luxury upgrades including Turkish marble plus den offers a spacious open country kitchen
floors. Living Room w/wet bar, fireplace, coffered with adjacent family area and breakfast room leading
ceiling, double tray & crown molding. Kitchen to a covered screened tiled porch. Take the elevator
has granite counters, snack bar, island & to the 2nd floor master suite with sitting area
stainless steel appliances. Bi-Fold French doors overlooking the lake. Master bath w/dbl vanities &
lead out the screened covered lanai w/summer numerous built in drawers + a separate bath area
kitchen, huge fenced yard and open air pool/spa. RX-10555281 8323 Calumet Ct. with soaking tub and even more storage space. RX-10619560 10840 Kimberfyld Ln.

VPIGLALAGE $849,000 VPIGLALAGE $665,000

CUSTOM COURTYARD POOL HOME W/
SPECTACULAR GOLF VIEWS!
POOL HOME!
Elegant but comfortable home w/courtyard Beautiful 4 bedroom, plus office, plus bonus, 4 bath home
guest cottage. Spacious ground floor master with 3 car garage with wonderful open concept entertaining
suite with NEW luxury bath and private access space. Kitchen with updated cabinetry, granite counters,
to courtyard. Large office with bath easily SS. appliances including GAS cook top and double wall
converted back to 5th bedroom. Upstairs ovens, center island, separate wet bar area and snack bar
private quarters with two en-suite bedrooms. with adjacent breakfast nook and large family room that
Home is filled with numerous upgrades of the also opens to the outside screened covered lanai with
highest quality and taste. RX-10589781 9600 Enclave Pl. plenty of entertainment space and a summer kitchen. RX-10561567 8721 Bally Bunion

8305 Holley Tree Trail, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE LAKES AT ST. LUCIE WEST PGA VERANO

IMPACT WINDOWS THROUGHOUT! LAKE VIEW Enjoy the lake view from your STUNNING POOL/SPA HOME with GOLF VIEW Inthedesirableneighborhoodof LOCATED IN A HIDDEN GEM OF A COMMUNITY! Private&quiet,butclosetoal ONE OF A KIND STUNNER W/GOLF & WATER VIEWS Sophisticated&elegant“Biela”
private screened lanai. This home has 2BR, 2BA PLUS den, updated kitchen w/ CYPRESSPOINT. This3BRPLUSDen/office3BAhomesitsonlargecornerlotw/golfviewsofthe retail & dining amenities. This freshly painted concrete 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home has lovely curb plan on one of the best lots in Verano. 3BR+Den, 3BA, 3CG w/many upgrades. Kitchen w/SS appls, tile back-
granite, crown molding throughout, tile on diagonal in all common areas. 14th 15th & 16th holes of the Ryder Course. 2.5CG w/paver path to separate golf cart garage. appeal, new roof, gutters & accordion shutters, Florida-room offering serene preserve view. splash, quarts countertops + undercabinet lighting. Mstr has 3 walk-in closets, claw foot tub & marble vanities.
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RX-10608155 $310,000 RX-10619038 NEWLISTING! $549,000 RX-10621658 NEWLISTING! $225,000 RX-10556917 $664,900

PGA VERANO TRADITION - VITALIA PGA VILLAGE TRADITION - VITALIA

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Coming Up! ENJOY ALL THAT ‘JAZZ & BLUES’ AT BOTANICAL GARDENS

BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent nation of $7 general and $6 for visiting the area’s parks, which to the city’s website, CityofPSL. 3 And outdoor activity that
members. Call 772-460-5299 or number more than 40. You can com, then click onto “Discover is definitely taking place
1 You might have to sit 6 visit JazzSociety.org. The Port check out the Community Gar- Us,” scroll down to “Parks & Rec- is half-day and full-day fishing
feet apart, but there are St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is at den Park at 2600 SE Waterview reation,” then click onto “Parks.” excursions with Pullin Drag
no boundaries when it comes 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. Drive, or go canoeing and camp- Be sure to observe social dis- Fishing Charters. Owned and
to music itself. Enjoy some live ing at McCarty Ranch Preserve tancing. No gatherings more operated by Captain Bo Samu-
music when the Fort Pierce Jazz 2 According to the City of at 12525 Range Line Road, or than 10 people. And it would el, these charters currently take
& Blues Society holds its “Jam at Port St. Lucie website, “All take your dog to the McChesney also be a good idea to call the up to four people on a 24-foot
the Gardens” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. park open spaces available for Park & Dog Park at 1585 SW parks department to make sure Sea Pro fishing boat. Captain
Wednesday, May 27 at the Port passive recreational use.” That Cashmere Blvd. And there are so access is still available. That Samuel said he does not ex-
St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. The means you could be plenty busy many more. Your best bet is to go phone number is 772-878-2277.
event organizers request a do- CONTINUED ON PAGE B3

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‘Marvelous’ musical will kick off Barn’s 50th season ...

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer of Horrors,” and the music is in the style of early
[email protected] rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown.

One of the facts of life about writing about the The season ends with next year’s summer mu-

arts at this time is that things change – often. Sched- sical, “Legally Blonde.” It will run July 15-25, 2021,

ules are complicated by the need for auditions and and is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the

rehearsal time, so a show scheduled for July must 2001 film with Reese Witherspoon. It tells the story

actually start getting ready now. of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard

For that reason, the Barn Theatre in Stuart has Law to win back her ex-boyfriend.

decided to move its She discovers a

summer musical, faith in herself that

“The Marvelous no one else has and

Wonderettes,” to defies expectations

September to open while remaining

its 50th season. The true to herself.

jukebox musical, Season 50 has

which pays hom- several special

age to the high school song leader squads of the events. Just in time

1950s, will run Sept. 7-Oct. 14. It includes songs like for Halloween, the Barn will present “Rocky Horror

“Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Dream Lover” and “It’s Picture Show” with a shadow cast Oct. 30-31. That

My Party,” all upbeat numbers that will remind includes an 11:45 p.m. presentation Oct. 31.

everyone of life before coronavirus. It is extraordi- The holiday con-

nary for a community theater to survive and thrive cert series includes

for 50 years, and the “Come Fly with

fact that the Barn Me” Dec. 11-13 and

has is a testament to “Come Ring in the

decades of dedicated New Year at the

volunteers. Barn” Jan. 1-2, with

The second show a live tribute band

is the comedy-dra- “Beauty and the Beast” highlighted the Barn Theatre’s past season. Big-name to be announced
ma, “The Cemetery Club,” based on the play by shows are also on the 2020-21 schedule. PHOTO AND IMAGES COURTESY OF THE BARN THEATRE later. A Valentine’s

Ivan Menchell. It tells the story of three friends, all concert Feb. 13-14

widows, who live in the same Jewish community in and the Barn has “Rumors” from March 4-21. In a posh will also have a live band and details will be an-

Pittsburgh and who deal with grief and their lives in townhouse in Now York, the deputy mayor of the city nounced later, as well.

different ways. It will run Oct. 5-22. has just shot himself. Though it’s only a flesh wound, Our area theaters have really suffered during the

The great musical four couples experience panic and a farce breaks out. pandemic and I hope

“A Chorus Line” takes As the host bleeds, his wife is missing, and his lawyer you will give some

the stage Jan. 14-31, and his wife must get their stories straight before other thought to support-

2021. The Marvin Ham- guests arrive. ing them in any way

lisch/Edward Kleban From May 13-30, the Barn will present “Little Shop you feel comfortable.

show centers around of Horrors” with a live band. The horror comedy rock They all have bills to

17 Broadway dancers musical – and how’s that for a category – has music by pay, whether a show is

auditioning for a spot in the chorus line. We see the Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. running or not and could use the support.

personalities of each as they describe the events that It follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a

shaped their lives and their decisions to become danc- plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musi- The Barn Theatre is located at 2400 E. Ocean Blvd., Stu-

ers. Neil Simon is becoming a staple of every season, cal is based on a 1960 low-budget film “The Little Shop art. Call 772-287-4884 or visit www.barn-theatre.com. 

... as venerable Stuart venue undergoes a much-needed makeover

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer thing and taking things down and clean- cues to speed up or slow down, (they can ry. They are still waiting to see if they will
[email protected] ing them.” be seen). We moved everything to power be able to stage the summer musical “The
so it’s all plug and play.” Marvelous Wonderettes.”
While most of us have been sheltering It may be indelicate, but the lady was
in place, Bryan Childe, executive director ready for some “work.” That included get- All of the sound and lighting operations “If we are able to have auditions and
of Stuart’s Barn Theatre, and Gus McCall, ting rid of all of the things that no longer have been relocated to a booth above the have 50 or more people in the theater,
the theater’s master carpenter, have been worked. “I threw out 300 yards of wiring lobby and now houses all of the technical we would do it for 50 people with seating
social distancing at the theater, renovat- that was not needed and had accumulat- operations. That gives them better control where you like,” he said. “We pushed the
ing, painting, upgrading and preparing it ed over 50 years,” Childe said. “We rewired over the surround sound and Broadway auditions back from May to June. We’re
for its 50th season. In fact, when I phoned, the new equipment. We even reinforced lighting. planning to start the season on opening
Childe had just come down from a ladder the beams.” day, Sept. 17, with ‘How to Succeed in Busi-
to take the call. Of course, the audience is most interest- ness Without Really Trying.’ We’re taking it
Some of the changes will be visible to ed in the changes they will see. “Patrons one show at a time. If we can get the sum-
“We come in from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- the audience, but like all good cosmet- will see a freshly painted, cleaned-up stage mer, we’ll be happy.”
day through Saturday,” he said. “We redid ic surgery, some will not be apparent at and attraction boxes,” Childe said. “There
the entire stage. We took down the old ceil- all. “We’ve wired the dressing rooms for are new floodlights for the parking lot. We That decision still awaits.
ing and put up a new one. We repainted closed-circuit televisions so people can did a deep cleaning. We’re trying to make it Childe is excited to have patrons see the
the stage and rewired. We upgraded the see what’s going on on stage,” he said. as professional as possible. They’ll see the results of all the effort he and McCall have
green rooms and the dressing rooms and “We’ve made a conductor’s stage. When we improvements as they walk through.” put it. “Patrons will see things in the front
added new technology to the sound and do a live band, you can’t see the orchestra. and actors will see things in the back,” he
lighting systems. We’re rearranging every- There’s now a television so that if there are Of course, the big question is when pa- said. “We’ve done it front to back.” 
trons will get to see the Barn in its new glo-

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COMING UP Captain Bo Samuel. 4 National Theatre Live continues er in law in their New Orleans tenement.
to bring stunning theater into The London papers called it “magnif-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 our homes. It has already brought us so icent” and “stellar.” You can find it on
much. At one point, they had planned to YouTube.com.
pect guests to use facemasks nor gloves suspend the free streaming on YouTube,
because he wipes down the boat with but with all the acclaim and support it 5 Here’s something really different
cleaners and disinfectants after each use, has received, National Theatre Live is to do: Go on some virtual drives
and it’s all outdoors in the fresh air. He continuing. That is grand news, because through big cities throughout the world. A
supplies rods, reels, tackles, fishing li- so far, their productions have been noth- website, DriveAndListen.herokuapp.com,
censes, bait, gas and “everything.” That ing short of sensational theatrical art. puts you in the front seat as you go through
also means a cooler with ice and bottled The electrifying production that is run- big, busy cities like Toronto, San Francisco,
water, and another cooler to ice the fish. ning now until Thursday is the London New York City, Zurich, Tokyo, Singapore,
“If they want, for an extra fee, I’ll bring production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Rome … There are so many. And then,
cold cut sandwiches, coffee in the morn- Streetcar Named Desire.” This produc- you can turn on the “Street Noise” setting
ing and a case of beer,” he said. Samuel, tion stars Gillian Anderson as the fragile and hear the sounds of the cities. It’s a lot
an award-winning fisherman, said he’s Blanche DuBois, who, with no place to of nutty fun and it will remind you of what
fished out of Fort Pierce Inlet since he turn, moves in with her sister and broth- life will be like after the pandemic. 
was a baby and that he’s been a licensed
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SHOW OF SUPPORT AS RIVERSIDE, THEATRE GUILD REGROUP

PHOTO: BRENDA AHEARN PHOTO: BRENDA AHEARN

BY MARY SCHENKEL | Staff Writer Allen Cornell. Jon Putzke. will be required to obtain a complementary
ticket to uphold the seating capacity. Paid
Their lights may have been temporarily fundraising gala, scheduled to take place “We have various scenarios on the table, tickets will continue to be required for the
dimmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one day after performances were halted. but until we can determine what conditions Comedy Zone. “We can’t have people just
but Riverside Theatre and the Vero Beach are like come September, no hard decisions showing up. In the past, on some heavy
Theatre Guild are making the best of a bad “I really want to give a shout-out to the will be made,” says Cornell. weekends, we’ve had 300 or 400 people out-
situation. sponsors and everyone who purchased side and we can’t have that, at least for the
tickets and who donated that money to the In the meantime, on May 29 and 30, Riv- time being,” Sales explains.
The theaters were at the height of their theater to make sure that we were OK,” says erside will reopen its free Live in the Loop
seasons when they were forced to bring Sales. “People weren’t asking for their mon- outdoor concerts, as well as their popular Except while eating and drinking, every-
down their curtains indefinitely. Riverside ey back. They didn’t get a product but they Comedy Zone performances, held in the one (including staff) must wear a face mask
was one week into the musical “La Cage Aux still allowed us to keep the funds from the Waxlax Theatre. Both will have limited while walking about the campus or enter-
Folles” (with productions of “Bakersfield gala, which is amazing.” seating to comply with state guidelines, ing the building.
Mist” and “The Bodyguard” still to come), and each will offer optional dining, with
and the Theatre Guild was shut down Fortunately, that support, paired with servers taking orders and delivering the re- Applying its ‘show must go on’ mentality,
during their ambitious production of “Jesus good management, enabled Riverside to freshments to your table. the Theatre Guild has entered the virtual
Christ Superstar” (with “Moonlight & Mag- fulfill payment to everyone under contract realm. The brainchild of VBTG volunteer
nolias” and the Apron Series production of for the canceled shows. Initial plans call for 80 seats outside and Debbie Brandauer, they have introduced
“Death of a Salesman” up next). 40 seats inside, which could be increased if Monologue Mondays, with actors present-
In these unprecedented times, Riverside all goes well and as guidelines permit. ing monologues, and a Digital Theatre on
“When we closed, Allen (Cornell, River- and the Theatre Guild are reviewing all Fridays, featuring 10-minute plays or mu-
side’s artistic director/CEO) said it was one their options and taking things one day at And, while the outdoor concerts will re- sical numbers with a limited cast of char-
of the most difficult decisions he’d ever a time. main free and open to the public, everyone acters.
made, because the theater had never closed
a complete production before,” recalls Os- “It’s comprised of a variety of things
car Sales, Riverside’s marketing director. being done through a Zoom account. The
“Theaters have never experienced some- actors are not in the same building or are
thing like this.” sometimes miles apart from one another.
These are either scripted things that she has
Jon Putzke, VBTG board president, picked up as royalty-free online, or has con-
shared that after all the hard work and tacted authors who have been very gracious
expense that had gone into “Jesus Christ in saying ‘please use them.’ They’re trying
Superstar,” its closure after one week was to keep theater alive as well,” says Putzke.
“heartbreaking.” To enhance the musical- “We’re going to continue that even after we
ity of the rock opera, the theater had even reopen. It seems to be a fun, popular thing,
purchased 16 new body microphones. All and it’s the new wave of theater, I think.”
is not lost: The Theatre Guild now plans re-
open with the production on Jan. 8. Looking ahead, Sales notes that Kevin
Quillinan, director of Theatre Education,
Riverside also had to cancel its annual

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SUNFLOWER POWER!

PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN Sue DeOnofrio, right, places a
sunflower pinwheel at Turtle
Run Park in Port St. Lucie last
Friday. DeOnofrio and her
Team Miranda Strong board
members – from left, Karen
Carey, Erin Minner and Mary
Mahieu – placed the pinwheels
in all St. Lucie County parks
over the weekend for the TMS
Sunflower Scavenger Hunt.
Each sunflower is in memory
of a child who passed too
soon. If you find a sunflower
pinwheel they ask that you to
take a selfie with it, post it to so-
cial media, and use the hashtag
#TMSHunt. 

is looking into what to do about Summer will be up to the local theater communities

Camp performances, scheduled for the end throughout the country to start theater up OPEN FOR
DINING IN!
of June and July. Also at play is the August again and not rely on Broadway,” says Sales.
Limited Seating Available.
Riverside Dance Festival in partnership While a Broadway reopening would be
Temporary Hours
with Ballet Vero Beach, which is preceded a huge shot in the arm for theaters every- Monday - Thursday 11-9
Friday - Saturday 11-10
by a two-week intensive dance program. where, Sales feels that if Broadway delays

“We’re all navigating new uncharted until January or even the spring, the onus

waters. Every day is a question mark,” would be on regional theaters in safe areas

says Sales, adding that there is also the to open up and give the boost to Broadway

question of what to do about Riverside’s – and its unemployed actors.

annual Friends Fall Luncheon and Festi- Both theaters are also addressing the is-

val of Trees. sue of maintaining the health and safety of

“They’re coming up with Plan Bs if Plan theater patrons, staff and volunteers.

A, which is the actual event as it normal- At the Theatre Guild, a specially appoint-

ly is, doesn’t happen. It also is a mental ed team of board members is carefully re-

thing with regards to theater. It’s one thing viewing a 30-page Event Safety Alliance

to have the Comedy Zone and Live on the Reopening Guide, published by the ESA,

Loop, but our bread and butter is theater,” which addresses those health and sanitary

Sales explains. issues.

Riverside’s first show of the season, “Al- At Riverside, Jon Moses, managing direc-

most Heaven: Songs of John Denver,” is tor/COO, is working on the delineation of

scheduled to begin Oct. 27, but if needed, auditorium seating, and they are also look-

could possibly be rescheduled to the end ing into new cleaning methods.

of the season. However, he says that ex- Sales says that the electrostatic disinfec-

tending the length of main season shows tant spraying used by airlines “looks prom-

to compensate for having to sell fewer seats ising, but there’s a demand for it. Just like

isn’t an option because of the domino ef- the scarcity of certain paper products, the

fect. The theater needs time between per- question is, can we get it.”

formances to tear down and put up sets and Sales and Putzke say they are so appre-

allow actors to rehearse in the space. ciative of the overwhelming support given

The Theatre Guild, which had planned to to the theaters by patrons and sponsors,

open its 2020-21 season on July 15, has now and they hope that people continue to do

revamped their entire season, including so. “So far we have been getting contribu-

carrying over three of the previously sched- tions without soliciting, and that’s wonder-

uled 2020-21 shows into the following sea- ful. It’s always great to know that your fol-

son. “We took a survey with our customers lowers are out there,” says Putzke.

about a month ago, and the feeling is most Putzke is also founder and artistic direc-

people are going to be ready to come back tor of Theatre-Go-Round, and hopes to be 10% OFF

in the fall or could wait a month or two after able to reopen their dinner theater presen- ENTIRE BILL !!

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include tax or gratuity. Cannot be
“But of course, you never know. It’s amaz- with “The Best of Abba: Thank You for the combined with any other discount.

ing how it’s changing every single day.” Music,” which closed prematurely on its Dinner Only. Expires 06/05/20

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The Culver’s PRECISELY HOW LONG ARE THOSE
Chicken Sandwich CONDIMENTS SUPPOSED TO LAST?
Crispy or Grilled
EDITED BY TINA RONDEAU | Columnist Chutney: 1 year; 1 to 2 months.
Buy One, Hoisin: 18 to 24 months; 3 to 6
Get One As residents start returning to St. months.
Lucie’s restaurants, some have be- Honey: Consume within 2 years
FREE! gun wondering about the shelf-life (store in pantry).
of things they accumulated over two Horseradish: 12 months when
Electronic versions of months of dining at home. stored in refrigerator; 3 to 4 months re-
this coupon are not frigerated after opening.
accepted. We all know produce and meat are Hot sauce: 9 to 12 months; 6 months
use it or lose it – but what about those in the pantry after opening, although
Expires 06/05/20 condiments? refrigeration will better retain heat.
Jams, jellies and preserves: 6 to 18
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DRIVE THRU Before getting into the specifics of months; 6 to 12 months.
AVAILABLE how long various items will last, here Jarred pesto: 6 to 9 months; 7 days.
OPEN DAILYSUPPORT OF DELICIOUSNESS! are a few tips: Jarred spaghetti sauce: 18 months;
SUNDAY - SATURDAY 10:30AM - 10PM 4 days.
• Keep track of how long the bottle or Ketchup: 1 years; 6 months (see note
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since that tells you nothing about Mayonnaise: 3 to 6 months; 2
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versity Extension, items that can be note above on shelf-stable).
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before or after opening – should be 6 months.
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CHEESE PIZZA MEATBALLS WITH cabinets near the oven/cooktop, dish- in refrigerator and 3 to 4 months re-
washer and refrigerator exhaust. frigerated after opening (natural); 6
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and quality (color, flavor, texture) of months in pantry or 3 to 4 months re-
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Valid at Port St. Lucie Location only. Must present coupon when ordering. $2 4 .99 Made with beef cial sauces and condiments stay fresh 3 months.
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With Purchase of 2 Dinner Entrees ing.” Vinegar: Can last essentially indef-
Not valid with any other offers initely, though KSU suggests 2 years
Choice of Pinot Grigio or or specials. • Use common in the pantry unopened and 1 year
Sangiovese (Save $23.99) sense. Below you’ll opened.
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$50 OR MORE them, be attentive
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ty.gov and this chart from the Kansas
Value. FREE (up to $12.99) One coupon per order. State University Cooperative Exten-
Must present coupon when ordering. sion Service. Unless otherwise not-
Dine in only 3PM-6PM SHARP! ed, each category includes how long
the unopened product can be stored
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Valid at Port St. Lucie Location only. ONE by suggested refrigeration time after
COUPON PER COUPLE. Offer expires 6/05/20 opening.

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take part in the John Carroll Catholic High School Class of 2020 Vehicle Proces-
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St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity builds on ‘Communities, Hope + You’ campaign

As the world continues to grapple with the issues and four households are work- their mortgage payment. CEO of Habitat for Humanity Internation-
the public health crisis and the econom- ing with us to maintain their mortgages The Homes, Communities, Hope + al. “The world was already experiencing a
ic impact of COVID-19, the importance of and homes. So, our work has adapted and housing crisis long before COVID-19. The
a place to call home has never been more creating opportunity is two-fold. First, You campaign is a unique opportunity pandemic has only made our work more
pronounced. taking additional stewardship of the sta- for Habitat organizations all around the urgent. Our neighbors need our help to
bility of current homeowners during the world to unite as a global network to gal- build back, and we need your support as we
Since 1995, St. Lucie Habitat for Hu- COVID-19 pandemic, and second, bolster- vanize communities and emerge from work toward a world where everyone has a
manity has supported families in St. Lucie ing affordable housing opportunities for this crisis stronger together. The cam- safe, decent and affordable place to live.”
County through many adversities. Now, even more families in St. Lucie County.” paign will feature Habitat doing what it
in these very challenging times, St. Lucie does best: building security and stability, More details about Habitat’s Homes,
Habitat for Humanity is ready once again Funds raised through this campaign building back the economy, reconnecting Communities, Hope + You campaign is
to offer a hand up to families in need will go toward their Mortgage Relief Fund communities, and creating hope. available at www.stluciehabitat.org. 
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Through the Homes, Communities, Hope pacted by COVID-19 remain current on “Habitat for Humanity is needed now ­– CONTRIBUTED
+ You campaign, Habitat for Humanity more than ever,” said Jonathan Reckford,
will raise funds to support more families Crossword Page 22 (SMOKE SCREEN)
who need access to the opportunities that Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
an affordable home provides. in May 15, 2020 Edition 1 INN 2 IDEAS
3 OWE 2 NOTICED
“Habitat’s goal is to create the foun- 5 SCENT 3 OARS
dation for families to achieve strength, 8 ENTER 4 EXTENT
stability and self-reliance,” said Bob Cal- 9 THEATRE 5 SPECTRUM
houn, executive director of St. Lucie Hab- 10 SICK 6 EATEN
itat for Humanity. “The COVID-19 pan- 11 INSTINCT 7 TREATED
demic has severely tested all, and some in 13 FIDDLE 12 PLEASANT
our Habitat community have been deeply 14 JUMPED 13 FURIOUS
affected by the economic stresses of cut 17 RELEASED 15 PREPARE
hours and workplace insecurity. Of those 19 MESS 16 DEADLY
who have brought their concerns to us, 22 ORCHARD 18 LOCAL
two families have independently solved 23 IMAGE 20 SPEND
24 SPLIT 21 HINT
25 YET
26 END

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50 Golden, to Gide 123 Dealing device (query to a pitcher)
51 Renowned rabbi 124 They’ll make you black and blue 76 Tennis great
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ONE OF THE TOUGH PLAYS TO MAKE A94

By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist J72

Wilson Mizner, a playwright, raconteur and entrepreneur, said, “Life is a tough proposition, J85
and the first hundred years are the hardest.” But he only lived to 56.
AK63
Some bridge deals are tougher than others. Today’s has a play that many find difficult to
spot. South is in four spades. What should he do after West leads the diamond 10 and East WEST EAST
plays three rounds of the suit? J873
9653 —
North did not like to rebid two spades with only three-card support and 4-3-3-3 distribution, 10 3 4
but what else could he do? One no-trump with no diamond stopper was worse. J74 Q 10 8

If South could draw trumps without losing a trick there, he would have 10 winners: six AKQ964
spades, two hearts and two clubs. But what should he do at trick three: ruff low, ruff with the
10, ruff with the king or discard? Q 10 9 2

Ruffing low cannot be right; West will surely overruff, and eventually South will lose a heart SOUTH
trick. Trumping with the 10 is fine only if East has the jack. Ruffing with the king or queen
could work, but declarer might have a guess to make in a moment — and with this layout, it K Q 10 6 5 2
is fatal.
AK4
The right play is to discard the heart four (or a club): a loser-on-loser play.
72
If East continues with a fourth diamond, South ruffs low in his hand, happy to overruff West
on the board if necessary. Or, if East shifts to a heart or a club, declarer wins the trick and 85
plays a spade to his king. If both opponents follow, he draws trumps; here, he then finesses
dummy’s spade nine, cashes the ace, crosses to hand with a heart, draws West’s final Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both
spade and claims.
The Bidding:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Clubs 1 Diamonds
1 Spades Pass 2 Spades Pass LEAD:
4 Spades Pass Pass Pass 10 Diamonds

When Scott Turow’s debut novel, Pafko is co-founder of a research firm tion. The result is another intelligent page turner by an
(Pafko Therapeutics) responsible for de- acknowledged master. Turow, though, has always been
“Presumed Innocent,” was published veloping g-Livia, a new anti-cancer drug more than a popular entertainer. He is a first-rate nov-
that promises unprecedented results. elist for whom the world of the courtroom – a world in
in 1987, it was immediately apparent Through the first year of an extended which the justice done is only “rough and approximate”
trial period, g-Livia lives up to that – becomes the vehicle for intense investigations into the
that a new master of the legal thrill- promise, leading to many beneficial varieties of human frailty.
outcomes. During the second year, a
er had arrived. Turow’s novel was a number of test subjects sicken and die, Beneath its surface level of legal, medical and scientif-
ic detail, the narrative slowly unearths a history of greed,
BOOK propulsive, aston- bringing testing to a halt and leaving vengeance, intellectual dishonesty and acute family dys-
ishingly assured g-Livia with an uncertain future. function. By the trial’s end, the reader – along with Stern
Compounding the problem, Pafko – will come to understand the choices, compromises and
REVIEW creation that had it is accused of two related offenses: outright lies that hide beneath the distinguished facade
all: a dark, brooding altering the data to hide the problem of Pafko’s public life.
from the Food and Drug Administration and selling
undertone, a satisfyingly convoluted off a large block of stock before that data could be made “The Last Trial” is a novel about the complex process
public. At the age of 78, accused of fraud, insider trading of coming to judgment, bringing order and partial clarity
plot, an intriguing central mystery and and multiple counts of homicide, he faces the very real to the daily parade of human perversity. In the end, it is
prospect of life in prison. Stern’s judgment, not that of judge or jury, that carries
some of the most electric courtroom The trial that follows is a complex and highly techni- the greatest weight for the reader. In confronting his old
cal affair. Turow has done his homework, and his incre- friend’s failings, Stern is also forced to confront his own.
scenes ever put on paper. In the decades mental presentation of the evidence not only illuminates In what is, appropriately, a kind of summation, he must
the legal issues involved, but it also offers a thorough, take a hard look at both the forces that have shaped his
since, Turow has written 10 more novels, digestible account of the steps – research, development, life – childhood trauma, fear of poverty – and the rela-
testing – by which a newly created drug is brought to tionships, with his wives, his children and the law itself,
each one focused on the men and women market. Turow is particularly good at integrating this that have sustained him, however imperfectly. No one
arcane material into a dramatic narrative. Readers of tells this sort of story better than Turow. “The Last Trial”
whose lives have been shaped by their commitment to “The Last Trial” will find themselves both entertained is Scott Turow at his best and most ambitious. He has
and painlessly educated. elevated the genre once again. 
the law, and to the inevitably imperfect pursuit of justice. The question of Pafko’s guilt or innocence is the
novel’s central mystery, but there is a corollary mystery THE LAST TRIAL
Turow’s latest, “The Last Trial,” takes place once again involving a near-fatal car crash that may have been a By Scott Turow
deliberate attempt on Sandy Stern’s life. Turow teases
in Kindle County, the fictional Midwestern setting for out these mysteries with immense skill and delibera- GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING. 453 PP. $29.
REVIEW BY BILL SHEEHAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
most of Turow’s work. The new book also marks the

return of Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, the brilliant defense

attorney who first appeared in “Presumed Innocent.”

Over the years, Stern has played a number of roles, both

major and minor, in Turow’s fiction. This time, he takes

center stage as lead counsel in a long, exhausting trial

that will, as the title tells us, be his last.

Stern is now an 85-year-old cancer survivor with

multiple physical ailments. Against all logic and for very

personal reasons, he has involved himself in a legal bat-

tle he knows he might not survive. His client is Dr. Kiril

Pafko, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and distinguished

cancer researcher. Stern and Pafko are longtime friends,

and Stern thinks he owes his life to Pafko’s groundbreak-

ing treatments.

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HOLD ON NOW: LET’S TALK KEVIN’S
ABOUT ALL-IMPORTANT GRIP KURES

Whooosh you were there! As we have discussed in previous middle finger joints of
“Kures,” assuming you have struck the the right hand, result-
Surfers take advantage of favorable conditions at Fort Pierce State Park last Thursday. ball somewhat close to the center of the ing in more of a fin-
clubface, the clubface position at im- ger-holding position
PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN pact will have the most influence on than the left. The left By Kevin Perkins
where your golf ball will start. thumb is placed in the
valley or the lifeline of the right hand.
The clubface can either be in a closed, This is crucial in unifying the hands.
square or open position at the moment Again, it is worth repeating: place the
of impact. To simplify, the ball will gen- left thumb so it fits snugly in the valley
erally start off in the direction of the of the right hand. You should also feel
clubface. that the heel of your right hand will
place a slight amount of pressure into
The part of the body that has the most the top of the left thumb. The right in-
influence on the clubface is your grip, dex finger of the right hand should also
or, as I prefer to call it, your holding po- be placed in what we call a trigger po-
sition. sition. The trigger finger is achieved by
creating a small amount of space be-
Let’s review the holding position and tween the right index finger and right
give you an all-important “Kure” for middle finger. The right thumb will not
your grip (left-handed players, please be placed entirely on the grip. Instead,
reverse my instruction below). the inside part of the right thumb will
be the only portion of the thumb that
1. Left hand. Place the club grip in a touches the grip. To ensure the proper
combination of a palm and finger grip. holding position with the right-hand,
Specifically, the grip will run diagonally with your head in a normal address, po-
across the hand and on top of the upper sition, the “V” that is formed between
finger joints. For those that are wearing your right thumb and right index fin-
a wedding band, the grip will be placed ger, should point at your collarbone,
on the top of your band, securely under between your chin and right shoulder.
your heel pad. The left thumb should Again, proper grip pressure is very im-
be positioned slightly right of center portant for the right hand as well. With
of the grip. The left thumb will be ex- that being said, please place a bit more
tended nicely, but should not be visible pressure on the middle and ring fingers
between the right thumb and index fin- of your right hand.
ger. To ensure that your left hand is po-
sitioned correctly, with your head in a Lastly, I would recommend that you
normal address position, you should be place slightly more grip pressure in the
able to see 2 to 3 knuckles on the back of left hand than the right. This should
your left hand. If you see only one or no help you evenly distribute the amount
knuckles on the back of your left hand, of work done by each arm, and aid in
you should rotate your left hand a bit discouraging a pushing, shoving and
more to your right. If you see 4 knuck- hitting motion with the right arm, but
les on the back of your left hand, rotate instead use the right arm as a swinging
your left hand slightly to your left. Grip and releasing force.
pressure is vital as well. As the great Ben
Hogan once stated, the last three fingers Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes-
of the left hand form probably the most sional and operates his Golf Academy at
important pressure point of all in the 76 Golf World in Stuart. Kevin has au-
golf swing. You should definitely feel a thored the golf instructional book Golf
great deal of control coming from the Everyone, published by Hunter Text-
last three fingers of your left-hand with books. Kevin may be reached at 561-301-
the index finger not quite as firm and of 3783, email: [email protected], or visit
course, and the left thumb will serve as his website at www.kevinperkinsgolfa-
a brace and stabilizer especially at the cademy.com. 
top of the backswing and deep into the
fall through, as the wrists re-cock.

2. Right hand. Place the grip in the

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