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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-11-01 14:31:26

10/26/2018 ISSUE 43


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No decision likely Red tide puts
on Vero electric big damper on
before New Year outdoor dining

By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer Manned sub built by Triton Submarines will dive to deepest spot in world’s oceans. Story, Page 7. By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer
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The anticipated Oct. 1 closing TO REPLACE TOP EXECS The toxic red tide that has
date for the Vero electric utility AT SEBASTIAN HOSPITAL closed local beaches, killed
whizzed by, but instead of open- thousands of fish and caused
ing their first Florida Power & throat irritation and respira-
Light bills last week, Vero Beach, tory problems for some island
Indian River Shores and Indian residents and visitors has also
River County officials once again left some beachside businesses
found themselves pleading for wheezing – especially restau-
mercy from high rates before an rants that offer outdoor dining.
unelected five-member panel of
utility regulators 350 miles away “I’d say my business is off
in Tallahassee. about 80 percent every day,”
Seaside Grill owner Dan Culum-
All the arguments on both ber said Monday from his open-
sides were tired ones at last air restaurant at Jaycee Park. “It’s
week’s meeting, like a broken vi- very slow and it’s hurting us, but
nyl record, the needle stuck in the whole beach area is going
one spot for nearly a decade. The to be dead until the beaches re-
parties have grown visibly weary open and people feel it’s OK to
of waging these battles. be out here again.”

Reinforcements have been Lee Olsen, general manager
brought in, fresh blood on the of Waldo’s restaurant, offered a
Vero City Council, or new legal similar description of business
minds, but the core cast of char-
acters is the same as when Flori- CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
da Power & Light was first invited
Hospital District set
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 to expand services at
Gifford Health Center
INSIDE By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected] By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
NEWS 1-9 PETS 18 [email protected]
DINING B8 Steward Health is moving fast to replace top
HEALTH 10 GAMES B13 executives at Sebastian River Medical Center in For Gifford community advo-
CALENDAR B16 the wake of several ousters and retirements. cates Freddie Woolfork and Tony
REAL ESTATE 19 Brown, the Hospital District staff
B1 The chain, which took over the Sebastian hos- and trustees lining the conference
ARTS pital in May of last year, announced last week it room at the Gifford Health Center
had hired Kyle Sanders to replace Kelly Enriquez offered hope that the clinic was
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 as president. Steward Regional President Daniel same time as Sebastian River. Sanders was presi- destined to recover from a years-
For circulation or where to pick up Knell subsequently announced that Ralph Taylor dent of St. Vincent’s Health Partners, a physician long drought of services – and pa-
your issue call: 772-226-7925 will replace Anna Brooks as Chief Nursing Offi- hospital network in Jacksonville. tients.
cer, and will also serve as Chief Operating Offi-
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. cer. “The first year is a big transformation for us. I “This is history!” exclaimed
know we’ve got the team in place, and we’ll have Woolfork at the Oct. 9 meeting.
Taylor was chief nursing officer at the recent- quality in place,” said Knell. “Steward has a high “Somebody take a picture.”
ly shuttered Northside Hospital in Youngstown, emphasis on quality and on safety.”
Ohio, a Steward Health hospital acquired at the CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
Knell confirmed that Matt McGill, who served


2 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

MY CYCLING GROUPS SHOULD DROP for safety, are on the right side of the bike-
TAKE PUSH FOR A NEW A1A SIDEWALK lane argument. And, to be fair, they’re not
entirely wrong on the sidewalk issue.
By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer county and Indian River Shores officials, would torpedo the cyclists’ attempts to re-
[email protected] as well as the local Metropolitan Planning duce the speed limit and sink their hopes Groups like Bike-Walk Indian River
Organization. for the upgraded bike lanes. County and the Vero Cycling Club correct-
Local cycling enthusiasts warmly em- ly contend that it’s silly to reject the state’s
brace the Florida Department of Trans- Recent FDOT policy changes actually Worse, even though FDOT now plans to offer to make such improvements at no
portation’s willingness to consider install- prohibit bike lanes on roads where the expand the road’s shoulder as part of the cost to the local community.
ing wider, buffered bike lanes as part of its speed limit is 50 mph or higher, and the resurfacing project, it could opt to remove
planned resurfacing of a 6.74-mile stretch resurfacing project includes a 2.3-mile the existing bike lane along the stretch They also argue that an east-side side-
of State Road A1A, north of Vero Beach. section of A1A where the speed limit is 50 where the speed limit is 50 mph. walk would minimize the need for pedes-
mph. trians to cross A1A to use the existing side-
And they should – because the new- Fortunately, that probably won’t hap- walk on the other side of the highway and
and-improved bike lanes are an added Therefore, to get the better bike lanes pen. allow sidewalk cyclists – those who don’t
safety measure everybody seems to want, they want, the local cycling groups need feel comfortable in bike lanes – to ride
even people who haven’t ridden a bicycle to convince FDOT to reduce the speed “It’s already assigned for a bike lane, with the flow of traffic in both directions,
since grade school. limit in those areas – and that won’t be even with the 50 mph speed limit, and the which is safer because a driver turning
easy, because accommodating those bike DOT is committed to the 7-foot shoulder,” from a side street onto the highway will be
At the same time, however, these cycling lanes is the only good reason to do so. MPO Staff Director Phil Matson said. “So looking north and might not see a cyclist
enthusiasts are giving the cold shoulder to even with this fairly new change in poli- coming from the south.
FDOT’s willingness to reconsider its deci- The cyclists will need help. They’ll need cy, it would not be a good public-relations
sion to add an east-side sidewalk as part of allies. They’ll need the support of Indian move to get rid of the bike lane. What the cycling groups tend to ig-
the same project. River Shores residents who don’t want the nore, however, is the fact that there’s no
sidewalk. “Unlike when I began my career 30 real demand in Indian River Shores for an
And they shouldn’t – because the side- years ago, DOT listens to the local com- east-side sidewalk. Generally speaking,
walk is an unnecessary intrusion nobody So why push it? Why oppose and anger munity now,” he added. “And we’re talking nobody there has asked for one. Nobody
else wants, especially the folks who live in the very people you need to back your play about the most heavily traveled bike lane there wants one.
Indian River Shores, particularly those on for the bike lanes? Why not compromise? in the county.”
the ocean side of the road. There’s already a sidewalk along the
Surely, there’s a better chance of con- Let there be no doubt: The 7-foot-wide, west side of A1A, and it’s never crowded,
But there’s also a more compelling rea- vincing FDOT to reduce the speed limit buffered bike lanes are needed along State even during our busy winter season. So
son for the cyclists to backpedal on the and build the safer bike lanes if everyone, Road A1A and, in the interest of safety, town residents see no need to waste mil-
sidewalk: It’s bad politics. including Indian River Shores residents, is FDOT should make installing them part of lions of tax dollars to build another one on
on the same team. the resurfacing project. the east side, where driveways would be
Fact is, getting the 7-foot-wide, buffered disturbed and long-established landscape
bike lanes isn’t a gimme, despite the en- Conversely, any significant opposition The cycling groups, which do a fine job in the state-owned right-of-way would
dorsements unanimously offered by state, from the townspeople almost certainly of promoting their activity and advocating have to be ripped out.

Shouldn’t the will of the people who live
there matter more than the preference of



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the cyclists riding by? VERO ELECTRIC SALE truthfully, “Virtually every one. It’s been in the case, plus the staff’s take on matters,
That debate is likely to play out during the No. 1 topic.” the PSC is scheduled to vote on the matter
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 at its special commission conference on
FDOT’s two-hour public workshops, Everything would have to proceed per- Nov. 27.
scheduled for 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. to the negotiating table in 2009. fectly – flawlessly might be a better word
1 at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Vero Utility activist Glenn Heran and state – for Vero Beach to close on the sale of its Last time around, the PSC staff recom-
Beach, where the project manager, Dono- electric utility by Dec. 31, as outlined in mendation took an extra week or so and if
van Pessoa, will seek input from residents Sen. Debbie Mayfield testified about the the formal sale contract. there is a delay, the PSC has another com-
and answer questions. rate disparity and how it hurts the commu- mission conference scheduled for Dec. 3
nity as a whole. Rep. Erin Grall addressed Up to now nothing has been remote- to clear its slate before the Christmas hol-
“FDOT wants to make the public hap- ly flawless about this process, so the Vero idays.
py,” Matson said, “so, a lot of times, it NEWS ANALYSIS Beach City Council has given itself three
comes down to who shows up and who’s more months to make the $185 million PSC Commissioner Julie Brown pointed
the most vocal.” some of the political double-dealing that deal happen. out the dear price of the appeal by Larkin’s
has played a part in keeping this historic Civic Association of Indian River County,
At the moment, there’s no opposition sale of a municipal electric utility gummed The next step is the filing of briefs by at- saying that Vero ratepayers paid an addi-
to the speed-limit reduction and plenty of up in the legal and regulatory morass. torneys; those are due noon Oct. 29. Then tional $8 million on their electric bills over
support for the better bike lanes. There’s the PSC staff has to issue its recommenda- FPL rates between the June and October
also a lot of local opposition to the east- The battle cry remains the same, to get tion, which is due Nov. 15. hearings. 
side sidewalk. Vero out of the electric utility business for
good, and to save the greater communi- Based upon the totality of the evidence
So the cycling groups have a good ty a whopping $20 million per year paid
chance to get what they really want – re- in extra electric costs compared to what
member, they’re bicyclists –but their consumers would pay FPL for the same
chances probably improve if they back off power. At the same time, the opposition
on something they don’t really need. still says the city rushed into the deal,
despite the fact that FPL’s first letter of
And they should.  intent arrived on the steps of city hall in
April 2011.

In an attempt to bring to light this al-
legedly shady, backroom deal, attorney
Lynne Larkin – who had long-since been
voted off the Vero Beach City Council when
Jim O’Connor became city manager in July
2011 – asked him how many times since he
took the position the electric sale had been
discussed during public meetings.

A beleaguered O’Connor answered

4 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

SEBASTIAN RIVER HOSPITAL ranking agency, Leapfrog, has issued a
confidential preliminary letter grade for
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sebastian, and Steward executives have
seen it, though it won’t be made public
as senior director of operations, was until November. The previous Leapfrog
asked to step down, as was Enriquez, for grade for Sebastian River was an F.
reasons Knell declined to specify. Brooks
decided to retire, he said, and marketing “There was nothing major on the find-
director Donna Jones resigned. Jones’ as- ings” in the inspections, Knell said. “Ev-
sistant, Andrea Lundquist, is taking her erything is embargoed, but I fully expect
place for now. to see a substantially improved score. I
think we’ll see improvement across the
Knell said recent inspections by the board. We want a five-star, A-rating, high
state’s Agency for Health Care Adminis- quality in every community.”
tration and The Joint Commission, an ac-
crediting board, were not an issue in key Earlier ratings were largely based on
personnel changes. data from the previous hospital’s owners,
CHS. But Knell opted to put a finer point
Another nationally known safety on it. He blamed the F grade from Leap-
frog on a “pre-merger coding issue.”

Asked whether coding could have af-
fected Sebastian River’s dismal rate on
falls – the worst rate in the nation – or
bedsores, which were three times the
national average, Knell said “there are
things coded on admission. If something
comes in and we don’t document it, we
own it.”

Sebastian River also showed an alarm-
ing rate of dangerous objects left in the
body after surgery: .320 per thousand.
The national average is .022.

The terminations of McGill and En-
riquez were not related to the inspec-
tions, Knell said.

“Yes, I asked them to leave,” he said.
“It was something that was my decision. I
have to look at the future of the facilities,
and what you’re going to do to bring on a
bigger team.”

That bigger team is going to have to
run a bigger hospital. Steward is resum-
ing what CHS started: a three-story, $60
million wing with 48 private patient
rooms and seven “state of the art” oper-
ating rooms. Currently the hospital has
a mix of private and semi-private rooms.

Even though it appears little is hap-
pening in the construction zone behind
the hospital, Knell says a great deal of
work is going on underground, plumbing
pipes and electrical cables being buried,
for example.

Knell expects the project to be com-
pleted by the start of 2020. “We’re defi-
nitely moving along very rapidly.”

Asked if Sebastian River might be
headed for the same fate as the shuttered
Northside hospital, or be sold, with ma-
jor competition from Cleveland Clinic
taking over Indian River Medical Center,
Knell seemed stunned at the notion.

“We wouldn’t be putting $60 million
into a new patient tower we weren’t going
to keep hold of,” he said.

“We’re investing substantial dollars
into the hospital and the community.
We’ve got a lot of growth strategies,” Knell

Knell also discounted any effect on the
Sebastian hospital from HCA’s plans to
build a freestanding ER in southern In-
dian River County, affiliated with Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce. 


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GIFFORD HEALTH CENTER Proposal, or RFP, that was perceived by Gif- healthcare provided when the clinic opened to earn the trust of the largely low-income
ford leaders as threatening to the longtime in 2003. Even so, according to Woolfork and community of 5,000, even as programs were
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tenant at the clinic, the County Health De- Brown, the Gifford community has formed slashed or relocated. That trust, Woolfork
partment, was shelved. deep bonds with its Health Department and Brown argued, would be next to impos-
Nobody did. But the images evoked in that caregivers and canvassers over the years. sible replicate anytime soon, no matter how
meeting – from feral cats to infant mortality In its place, the Hospital District Board competent the replacement might be.
to the story of a man who became a father unanimously agreed to issue a less formal The two Gifford leaders feared that as
at age 12 – likely stuck with Hospital District Request for Information, hoping to generate a government-funded agency, the Health “We have a long history of service in the
trustees Allen Jones, Ann Marie McCrystal a collaborative effort that could include mul- Department would not have the flexibility Gifford community and have forged strong
and Marybeth Cunningham. tiple agencies providing services within their and financial clout of private nonprofits like partnerships to improve health there,”
specialty, including the Health Department. Treasure Coast Community Health or Whole said Miranda Hawker, administrator of the
Those discussions are sure to be shared Family Health Center, both of whom were Health Department.
with fellow members of the board in an up- The ambitious goal of the trustees is to expected to participate in an RFP.
coming collaborative effort that could bring have those expanded services in place by “It’s not just about a simple clinical visit.
multiple agencies into the Gifford center to Jan. 1. Woolfork and Brown both firmly believe Public health is so much more,” she said.
provide a wide range of healthcare services that the County Health Department has
now missing from the community. The Health Department currently pro- done well at a difficult task as the main pro- Hawker pointed to the department’s PACE
vides pediatric services at the clinic along vider of health services in Gifford. Since the program that studies health and the envi-
Last week a move to issue a Request for with the We Care program of volunteer phy- mid-90s, its practitioners have managed ronment. Led by Julianne Price, the program
sicians. It is a far cry from the initial array of has located and replaced leaking septic tanks
and contaminated wells. It has put street
Your Local Agency for lights in remote areas to reassure elderly res-
idents living in fear of crime. It has promoted
the creations of parks, playgrounds and exer-
cise paths in poor neighborhoods. And it has
worked to raze or rehabilitate abandoned
houses used by addicts or sex workers.

At the most recent meeting of the Gifford
Health Council, Hawker passed around a
post card warning against putting food out
for the hundreds of stray cats that roam
through Gifford, generating a risk of rabies
and – of particular consequence to unborn
children – toxoplasmosis, which is spread to
pregnant women through cat feces in the
soil. “You have to look at where people live,
work and play to improve health and work,”
Hawker said. “That is the essential work we
do through PACE. All of the other clinical ser-
vices round out a comprehensive service of
health to the community.”

The Gifford Health Center opened with
much fanfare in 2003, becoming the first and
still the only health center in Gifford. The
county had given the land for the building,
there was $400,000 in donations, and the
Hospital District put up the rest of the mon-
ey. Over the years, though, the Health De-
partment had its funding cut by the state a
number of times and, in 2014, it moved adult
healthcare services out of Gifford to its main
building three miles away, leaving only pedi-
atric care at Gifford.

Beyond the Health Department, Gifford
Health Center does currently offer other
services, all from agencies funded through
the Hospital District. There is pre-natal care
provided by the Partners in Women’s Health
program; there is Healthy Start, a maternal
counseling group, which recently moved
seven staffers into the clinic’s offices, includ-
ing a nurse practitioner; and there is a ther-
apist from the Mental Health Association on
premises one day a week.

In addition, a grant two years ago from the
Impact 100 group funded a wing now staffed
by a full-time doctor with We Care, a group
of 120 volunteer doctors who provide care
for free. Like the other groups, We Care gets
funds from the Hospital District.

At the Oct. 9 meeting in Gifford, Trustee
Jones listed his priorities for a new, revital-
ized Gifford Health Center. Those would
include primary and urgent care for adults
and for children; extended hours to make it


Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS October 26, 2018 7


By Sue Cocking | Staff Writer “In 2015, I was very surprised to discover that no one
had ever been to the bottom of four of the world’s oceans,”
Sebastian-based Triton Submarines next month will Vescovo, 52, wrote in an email to Vero Beach 32963. “I’ve
launch the world’s first manned expedition to the deep- always loved a great physical and technical challenge
est point in each of the world’s five oceans. and, like those currently attempting to push space tech-
nology to the limit, I thought it would be a great goal to
Over the next year, the company’s brand-new two-per- push the absolute limits of marine technology.”
son sub will dive to nearly 36,000 feet in the Pacific’s Mar-
iana Trench – the deepest spot in the world’s oceans – in And Vescovo wanted to pilot the sub himself.
addition to four other explorations to the bottoms of the Lahey and his 30-person international team designed
Arctic, Atlantic, Southern and Indian oceans. A dive to and built the vessel out of 3 1/2-inch thick titanium al-
the World War II wreck of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the loy to withstand near-freezing sub-surface temperatures
Philippine Sea also is planned. and external pressures of more than 16,000 pounds per
square inch. Weighing a little over 11 tons, the sub is
Along the way, the sub and its 224-foot support ship about 15 feet long, 9 feet wide and 12 feet in height. It
staffed by engineers and scientists will map the deep runs on powerful batteries.
oceans and collect and analyze geological and marine life At an average speed of three knots, it is expected to
samples from the sea floor – all documented by a Discov- reach the ocean floor in a couple of hours and stay down
ery Channel crew for a series to air in 2019/2020. for as long as 12 hours. It is equipped with a bank of 10
LED lights, four broadcast-quality video cameras, three
“It will do important work and have access to large wide viewports, a collection arm for sampling – and even
swaths of the deep oceans we don’t know anything comfortable leather seating.
about,” said Triton president Patrick Lahey. “It’s the great- The Five Deep support vessel is a refitted former Na-
est project I’ve ever had the privilege of being a part of tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration science
in my life. It’s the realization of a lifelong dream to build ship. Five Deep’s inaugural mission is slated for next
something like this.” month to the Puerto Rican Trench, where it will go down
more than five miles, descending to a depth of more than
Lahey, who founded Triton 14 years ago in Vero Beach 28,000 feet. 
and recently relocated the company to a larger ware-
house in Sebastian, was approached by Dallas financier
and mountain climber Victor Vescovo some 3 1/2 years
ago with the idea of the project now dubbed “Five Deeps.”

8 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

GIFFORD HEALTH CENTER felt, would play directly into the feeling of when you go out into the community and meeting. Among them: the County Health
distrust that Woolfork described as “promis- say, ‘This is going to be there,’ that it’s going Department, the VNA, telehealth providers,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 es made and snatched back, promised again, to be there, not just for a few weeks or a few and Healthy Start. He also expects represen-
snatched away again,” that has plagued the months, but it’s there. If you have to go back tatives from the county’s two other low-cost
easier for working people to come; mental center’s past. and change to, ‘It’s going to be,’ oh, here we clinics, Treasure Coast Community Health
health counseling; an on-site lab; and mater- go again.” and Whole Family Health.
nal counseling. Instead, services needed to be studied to
make sure there would be adequate patient In the next two weeks, Jones wants to Following that meeting, the District will
Jones made clear the District didn’t want volumes to sustain them. gather a broad swath of healthcare providers, ask for formal suggestions. Those will lead to
to begin a program and have it fail; that, he as well as the Gifford Health Council, in one a final proposal for the Trustees to vote on. 
Said Jones, “I think it’s really vital that

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RED TIDE Aucoin, replied with an emailed state-
“Costa d’Este is seeing business as
at his oceanfront establishment since the usual this week, with the same expecta-
red tide arrived in Vero Beach last week. tion for the weeks ahead, following some
slowing last week due to red tide. Our
Olsen said the red tide forced him to guests are out and about, enjoying the
close down the restaurant’s deck area and beautiful weather, our swimming pool
offer only indoor dining – something that and other resort amenities.”
noticeably impacted his lunch receipts,
which he said where down more than 75 She also wrote that the resort is staying
percent on Friday. in contact with city officials for informa-
tion on when the beaches will reopen.
“We attempted to open the deck
Thursday, when it seemed to back off a As for the Driftwood Resort, which
bit, and some people stayed out there,” also offers timeshare rentals, the red tide
Olsen said. prompted some cancellations and early
“But a lot of my employees were wear-
ing masks.” “Usually, at 10 a.m. on the day of de-
parture, people are dragging their feet,
Olsen said he has sent some of his staff not wanting to leave,” Olsen said. “But
home each day because business was so one day last week, I came in at 8 a.m. and
slow. there were only four cars in the parking
Also feeling the effects of the red tide
was Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill The Saturday morning crowd at Vero
at Sexton Plaza, where manager Justin Beach’s popular Farmers Market Oceans-
Cornell said 70 percent of the seaside ide was noticeably smaller than usual for
restaurant’s diners typically choose to this time of year.
sit outdoors. “We’re down significantly,”
Cornell said. “There’s not a lot of business “It was more like a summer market
coming off the beach. Since this thing hit, than a seasonal market,” said Oceanside
there aren’t a lot of people coming over to Business Association Treasurer Al Ben-
the island.” kert, the group’s vice president for events.
“It was busy, but not crowded. So the red
Vero Beach’s two resort hotels also saw tide is definitely having an impact.”
a slight drop in business in the wake of
the red-tide headlines, which prompted Despite the difficult times, the seaside
some would-be guests to cancel their res- business owners and managers praised
ervations. the city’s efforts to make a bad situation
more tolerable by quickly removing dead
Awet Sium, general manager of the fish from the beaches.
Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, said some res-
ervations were canceled but many guests Vero Beach City Manager Jim O’Con-
decided to stay, including those who at- nor said Monday he has received no
tended a wedding on the premises. complaints of the red tide’s effects on the
mainland air quality.
“It’s a tough time,” Sium said. “It’s very
difficult for some guests to be out back, The question the beachside business
especially when the wind is blowing the owners are asking now: When is this go-
wrong way, but what I’ve come to find out ing to end? Several of them referred to
is that the effects vary with the person. news stories about another batch of red
tide moving through the Florida Keys,
“Still, we had a good weekend,” he wondering if it will come up the east
added. “We didn’t have an excess of can- coast.
“The good news is that the season is
Asked for a comment on how the red just starting,” Culumber said. “As bad as
tide was impacting business at Costa it it’s been, it would be much worse if
d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, the hotel’s this happened in January, February and
sales and marketing director, Amanda March.” 

10 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

For rotator cuff patients, Vero doc shoulders the load

Dr. Carl DiLella.


By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer could just be the natural effects of aging. DiLella, “is on the shoulder. That’s about 85 since arriving in Vero Beach back in 2015.
[email protected] Either way, Dr. Carl DiLella at the Ortho- percent of my practice.” “Patients may have weakness or motion

Got an aching arm or shoulder? The cul- paedic Center of Vero Beach is someone who Speaking softly, the 43-year-old fellow- loss in their shoulder because of a lot of golf
prit may be one or more of four muscles may be able to help. ship-trained DiLella continues, “I’ve probably or tennis they’ve played over the years, and
you’ve probably never even heard of – or it done more than 100 to 150 total shoulders” that can lead to soft tissue [muscle and ten-
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Rotator cuff ments and very small incisions which DiLella
tear. says, takes “an hour to an hour and fifteen
minutes to do.”

Vero Beach’s winter season is apparently
‘prime time’ for a variety of shoulder proce-
dures including rotator cuff repairs, shoul-
der replacements and even ‘tennis elbow’

DiLella speculates that Vero’s winter res-
idents “feel it’s an easier recovery here with
the warmer weather. Up north they have to
deal with snow,” and he adds that general-
ly “we experience a little slow-down in the
summer months.”

Dr. Carl DiLella is with the Orthopaedic
Center of Vero Beach at 1285 36th Street. The
phone number is 772-778-2009. 

‘Rotator cuff degeneration
and tears may also be
caused by aging.’

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

don] problems. If they don’t respond, say, evate or lift your arm; and the teres minor,
to therapy or a cortisone shot,” DiLella will a muscle at the back of the shoulder that
likely turn his attention to what’s known as helps rotate the arm outwards. DiLella says
the rotator cuff. if there’s a tear or a complete detachment of
any of those muscles or supporting tendons,
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “then we start talking about potentially [sur-
“the rotator cuff consists of muscles and gically] fixing it.”
tendons that hold the shoulder in place.
It’s one of the most important parts of the The good news? Modern imaging tech-
shoulder. It allows you to lift your arm and niques such as MRIs allow surgeons like
reach up. An injury to the rotator cuff, such DiLella to look for those tears or other dam-
as a tear, may happen suddenly when fall- age from the outside in. No cutting required.
ing on an outstretched hand or it may de-
velop over time due to repetitive activities. When asked if patients can tell on their
Rotator cuff degeneration and tears may own whether their shoulder problem will
also be caused by aging.” require rotator cuff surgery or even a shoul-
der replacement procedure, DiLella offers a
Yes, just getting older can lead to rotator quick response. “No,” he says, “they can’t.”
cuff injuries.
Such a diagnosis, he says, requires “a stan-
As DiLella puts it, “it’s part of the aging dard work-up, which includes history, radiant
process. As we age, the blood supply gets graphs that we show the patients from our
diminished and then tears can happen just X-ray machine, examining the patient, and
from routine things. I mean, a lot of people then putting all the information together.
think, ‘Oh I have to fall off a ladder to get a
rotator cuff tear,’ but it doesn’t always hap- “Sometimes it’s as simple as an X-ray
pen that way. Mostly, the ones I treat are de- where I see bone-on-bone arthritis. Then
generative that happen over time.” the diagnosis is made without having to go
into MRI or other things.”
What’s more, bursitis, tendinitis, ar-
thritis, fractures, infections, tumors and Depending on what the work-up reveals,
nerve-related issues can all contribute to ro- the patient may become a candidate for
tator cuff and shoulder problems. surgery.

And those muscles you’ve probably never And while no one relishes the idea of sur-
heard of? gery, DiLella points out that his rotator cuff
surgeries, like so many of today’s most ad-
They are the subscapularis, which is the vanced medical procedures, are done ar-
muscle at the front of the shoulder that helps throscopically. That is, through a minimally
rotate your arm inwards; the supraspinatus invasive outpatient procedure using tiny
and infraspinatus, which allow you to el- cameras and miniaturized surgical instru-

12 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | HEALTHY SENIOR

Alcoholism often underdiagnosed among older people

By Fred Cicetti | Columnist

Q. How extensive is alcoholism among
older people?

Alcoholism is a serious problem among
seniors. Here are just a few statistics that tell
the story:

• About 70 percent of hospital admissions
for older adults are for illness and accidents
related to alcohol.

• About half of older adults in nursing
homes have an alcohol problem.

• Older adults lose an average of 10 years
off their lives because of alcohol abuse.

• About 80 percent of doctors misdiagnose
alcoholism as depression in older women.

‘Sometimes the symptoms are mistaken

for those of dementia, depression, or

other problems common to older adults.’

– Charles Curie

• The highest growing number of alco- ally because of drinking.
holics is among 75-year-old widowers. Moderate drinking is defined as con-

• About 10 percent of patients over age 60 suming up to two drinks per day for men
who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dis- and one drink per day for women and older
ease are actually suffering from brain dam- people. A standard drink is 12 ounces beer,
age caused by alcoholism. 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof
distilled spirits.
“Alcohol abuse among older adults is
something few want to talk about or deal The American Medical Association of-
with,” said Charles Curie, former administra- fers the following list of physical symptoms
tor of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental to diagnose alcoholism. If an older person
Health Services Administration. “Too often shows several symptoms, there is a high
family members are ashamed of the problem probability of alcoholism.
and choose not to address it. Healthcare pro-
viders tend not to ask older patients about al- • Bruises, abrasions, and scars in lo-
cohol abuse if it wasn’t a problem in their lives cations that might suggest frequent falls,
in earlier years. bumping into objects, physical alterca-
tions, or other violent behavior.
“Sometimes the symptoms are mistaken
for those of dementia, depression, or other • Cigarette burns on the fingers.
problems common to older adults. Unfortu-
nately, too many older persons turn to alcohol • Flushed or florid faces.
as a comfort, following the death of a spouse,
a divorce, retirement, or some other major life • Jerky eye movement or loss of central
change, unaware that they are markedly af- vision.
fecting the quality of their lives.”
• Damage to nerves causing numbness
A few definitions: and tingling.
Alcoholism is a disease with four symp-
toms: craving or compulsion to drink, the • Hypertension, particularly systolic (the
inability to limit drinking, high alcohol tol- first number).
erance, and physical dependence.
Alcohol abuse does not include strong • Gastrointestinal or other bleeding.
craving, loss of control or physical depen-
dence. Alcohol abuse is defined as drinking • Cirrhosis or other evidence of liver im-
that causes problems in your life such as fail- pairment, such as swelling in the lower ex-
ing at work, getting arrested for drunk driv- tremities, and other signs of fluid retention.
ing, hurting someone physically or emotion-
• Psoriasis. 

14 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Get pumped! Heart-rate training can help you get fit faster

By Scott Douglas The ideal heart-rate
The Washington Post
range depends on the
With wearable fitness trackers becom-
ing the norm among recreational athletes,
more of us know at any instant what our
heart rate is during workouts. What we
might not know is what that data means.
That’s a shame, because basing your work-
out intensity on your heart rate can be a
great way to meet your exercise goals.

“Heart-rate training gives you objective
guidance on whether you’re on the right
track, pushing too hard or taking it too
easy,” says Janet Hamilton, an Atlanta-area
running coach.

Heart-rate training entails keeping
your heart rate – the number of times your
heart beats in a minute – within a set range
during a workout. The range is expressed
as a percentage of your maximum heart
rate, which is the greatest number of times
your heart can beat in a minute. For exam-
ple, for a 30-minute elliptical workout, you
might aim to keep your heart rate between
70 percent and 80 percent of your maxi-
mum heart rate.

Heart-rate training reflects the fact that
the harder you run, cycle, Nordic ski or do
other forms of exercise, the higher your
heart rate is. The ideal heart-rate range

depends on the cardiovascular goals of a cardiovascular goals
workout. This form of training is useful for
aerobic exercise such as cycling and run- of a workout.
ning, in which you sustain your effort for
20 or more minutes. build muscle rather than improve cardio-
vascular fitness.
On the other hand, heart-rate training
isn’t a good way to gauge your effort in “Heart-rate training is a way to com-
high-intensity interval training, because bine subjective and objective measures of
you should be focusing on doing the exer- training,” says Debra Atkinson, a certified
cise as hard as possible for that short time strength and conditioning coach in Boul-
rather than looking at your monitor. (Plus, der, Colo.
the readings can be misleading – your
heart rate will peak soon after the end of Here’s the gist: Your effort level – how
your max effort, not during it.) close to your max you’re working – is what
really determines gains you get from a
Similarly, because of the stop-and-start workout, such as your heart being able to
nature of strength training, monitoring pump more blood with each beat and your
heart rate isn’t an effective way to track muscles becoming more efficient at using
workouts in which your main goal is to

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the oxygen in that blood. There’s a range of A healthy snack needs three essential nutrients
heart rates that correspond to the key effort
levels you hit in cardio workouts. Match By Christy Brissette if you need something more substantial. bar for a quick snack, but you should know
effort level and heart rate, and you know The Washington Post Keep the fiber high by opting for whole- that liquids are less satisfying than solid
you’re working at the right intensity for that grain options or crackers made from seeds, foods. As a result, you may end up hungri-
type of workout. Are you continuously snacking? Data from beans or lentils. er later. Also check out the nutrition infor-
the National Health and Nutrition Examina- mation on your smoothie to make sure it is
From a physiological standpoint, heart- tion Survey shows that Americans have gone For the protein source in your snack, really a snack rather than a meal in a glass.
rate training is a more nuanced way to from eating an average of 3.9 times a day in choose a handful of nuts or seeds, natu-
guide your workouts than, say, aiming to the 1970s to eating 5.6 times a day in 2010. ral nut butter, roasted chickpeas, edama- Snack timing
hit a certain pace. It also can accommodate The percentage of daily calories coming from me, Greek or Icelandic yogurt, or some How do you know whether you need a
variables such as weather, hills and day-to- snacks has doubled, with snacking providing pre-portioned cheese. These foods nat- snack or you are OK to wait for your next
day fluctuations in your energy level. about 500 calories a day. If added to meals al- urally contain fats, and the plant-based meal? A good rule of thumb is to eat every
ready consumed, such a snacking habit could options contain some fiber so you will be three or four hours or so to stabilize blood
Atkinson says people who like objective lead to weight gain of a pound a week. satisfied longer.
data are the best candidates for heart-rate CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
training. Hamilton adds that heart-rate Snacking is not inherently bad. In healthy, You may be tempted to hit the smoothie
training can also help prevent dedicated normal-weight people, snacking seems to
exercisers from pushing too hard. “They help them meet their daily energy needs and
think, ‘If I don’t beat myself like a rented even helps incorporate more nutrients into
mule, I’ll never get fit,’” she says. “Heart- their day. In contrast, obese children and
rate training can help them learn what adults tend to snack on foods that are high in
‘easy effort’ really means. The result is bet- calories but low in nutrients. It is not surpris-
ter recovery from longer, harder workouts ing that what you choose to snack on matters.
and, ultimately, more fitness gains.”
Anatomy of the ideal snack
The first step in heart-rate training is The ideal snack contains three key nu-
gauging your maximal heart rate. The trients: fiber, protein and healthy fat. This
commonly recommended formula of 220 snacking trifecta keeps you full longer and
minus your age is based on averages of stabilizes blood sugar levels, helping to
large numbers of people, but it’s not par- keep cravings at bay.
ticularly useful on an individual basis. For Ideally, you want to choose a combina-
any one person, 220 minus age might be tion of whole foods to check off each nutri-
inaccurate by 10 to 12 beats per minute in ent. Yes, a protein bar might have all three
either direction of the formulaic answer, nutrients. But prepackaged snacks often
Hamilton says. If you’re one of the people contain added sugars, sodium and saturat-
for whom the formula is inaccurate, that ed or trans fats that most of us do not need.
could mean you’re usually working out too Think of energy bars as your backup plan –
hard or too easy. but if you must keep some on hand, look for
those that are have at least 10 grams of pro-
If you’re a runner, Hamilton recom- tein and two grams of fiber and are made
mends doing a 5K race while wearing a with real food ingredients.
heart-rate monitor. “If you finish thinking Instead of packaged protein bars, I recom-
you gave it your everything, the highest mend centering your snacks on fresh whole
reading you reached will be close to your produce. You are likely not eating enough of
max,” she says. this produce: According to the Centers for
Disease Control, only 9 percent of American
Atkinson has clients do a test on a tread- adults consume enough vegetables, and 12
mill or exercise bike while wearing a mon- percent meet the recommended intake of
itor. They progressively increase their in- fruit. By focusing on produce, you will get
tensity until their breathing and perceived some fiber along with water, to help you feel
exertion tells them they can’t continue. full for fewer calories. Vegetables and fruit
The heart rate at that point is close to their also contain vitamins, minerals and antiox-
max. “The more motivated you are to do idants that are essential for your health and
this, the more accurate your max heart rate well-being. On top of all that, you will proba-
will be,” Atkinson says. bly save money by building your own snacks
around minimally processed foods.
Once you know your max heart rate, use For fresh vegetables, experiment with dif-
the recommended ranges to set heart-rate ferent mixes of cherry tomatoes, radishes, cel-
targets for different types of cardio work- ery sticks, carrot sticks or carrot “chips” (cut
outs. According to you should into slices), cucumber rounds or spears, sugar
keep your heart rate at 55 percent to 85 snap peas, snow peas, bell pepper slices, jica-
percent of your maximum heart rate for at ma sticks, and zucchini spears.
least 20 to 30 minutes to get the best results For fruit, alternate between apples, orang-
from aerobic exercise. es, pears, plums, grapes, frozen or fresh ber-
ries, mango, pineapple, melon, and more. You
Try to at least meet the government’s can also have dried fruit such as raisins and
guidelines for weekly physical activity: 150 dried cranberries and apricots. Just keep in
minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 mind that dried fruit is more calorie-dense, so
minutes of vigorous exercise. a portion will be smaller than with fresh fruit.
Look for dried fruit that has no added sugar.
“After a few weeks of training with a You can also add a starch to your snack
heart-rate monitor, you should be able to
‘feel’ the correct level of exertion,” Atkin-
son says. Learning how your effort level and
breathing relate to your basic heart-rate
ranges frees you from constantly staring
at the monitor. Hamilton advises checking
in every few minutes once you have that
sense. “Use the monitor, but don’t be mar-
ried to it,” she says. 

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 ahead. Figure out what the longer gaps are in next meal. Stash individual servings of nu- fresh and shelf-stable snacks? See the list
your day between meals and then plan and tritious, shelf-stable snacks anywhere you below.
sugar levels and avoid getting too hungry. prepare a rotation of three or four snacks for might need them: your car, your desk, your
Most people need a snack between lunch the week, mixing up the types of vegetables gym bag, you name it. I tell my clients this is Refrigerated snacks
and dinner because this can be a gap of six and fruit you buy to keep things interesting. their “in case of emergency” snack strategy. • C● ut vegetables with hummus or other
or seven hours. Wash and chop the vegetables and apportion bean dip
them in small containers, with each contain- (You might be tempted to keep larger • ●Fresh or frozen blueberries with plain
The time of day my clients struggle with ing a source of protein and fat. Store the con- bags of food at work and snack as you de- Greek or Icelandic yogurt
the most is that 3 p.m. slump. They have tainers in a bin in your refrigerator so you can sire. I have a client who did not understand • Apple slices and natural almond butter
been eating well all day, and then their ener- grab your prepared snacks quickly when you why he was gaining weight. It turns out he or peanut butter
gy levels crash, and they end up going for a are hungry or making lunches. was grazing out of a container of mixed • Boiled edamame pods with sesame oil
coffee and pastry. That is comforting in the nuts all afternoon and taking in an extra and lightly salted
moment, but having something sugary sets Smart snacking also means you have to 1,200 calories a day without realizing.) • Orange sections with hard-boiled eggs
you up for a roller coaster of cravings and can plan for the worst, such as when you are • Raspberry chia pudding
make you feel hungrier soon after. That is stuck in traffic or your meeting ran late and Try not to eat your snack while you are also • Melon balls with prosciutto
why planning your snacks ahead is essential. you are ravenous. A healthy snack will help sending out emails or fiddling on your phone. • Apple chips with yogurt dip
tide you over and keep your head straight Instead, take a few minutes to step away from • Cucumber slices with smoked salmon
Snack size so you can make healthy choices at your your work or distraction. • Pineapple chunks with cottage cheese
Depending on your energy needs and • Lentil chips with guacamole
what you are eating the rest of the time, your Looking for some concrete ideas for both • Whole grain crackers with canned
snacks may need to be smaller or larger. For salmon or tuna
most people, a snack might be 200 to 300 • Pear with kefir
calories, but someone who is particularly ●• Brown rice or seed crackers with a
active might need a snack that looks more cheese stick or pre-portioned cheese
like a meal and is closer to 500 calories. ●• Homemade energy bites or muffins
If you are trying to lose weight or avoid • Shelf-stable snacks
weight gain, bulk up your snacks with large • H● omemade trail mix with dried cran-
portions of vegetables, which are low in berries, almonds and sunflower seeds (and
calories. Get to know serving sizes for oth- dark chocolate chips to help with chocolate
er snack foods. For fruit, a serving is about cravings)
the size of your fist. Keep your portion of • ●Roasted chickpeas
higher calorie foods such as nuts, seeds or • R● oasted edamame
trail mix to a small handful and nut butter ●• Pumpkin seeds
to about the size of your thumb. ●• Low-sodium, low sugar jerky
• A● ir-popped popcorn mixed with peanuts
Strategic snack planning • ●Mixed nuts 
The best way to snack right is to plan

18 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonzo is glad that sweet Sadie is no longer sad

Hi Dog Buddies! PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Sadie even know) cuz they couldn’t afford me,
but that they’d take me back, to get me off
I shoulda brought a bunch more Mom thought it was probly just passing be like. I musta dozed off, cuz Mom’s hands.”
Klee-nexes to this week’s innerview. Thank through, and kept on workin.’ When she next thing I remember was this human
Lassie, there’s a happy ending. was done, she remembered about the dog lady (Mom) scoopin’ me up an bringin’ me “Oh, Woof.”
and thought she might as well take look, inside, fleas an all. I was too tired to even “WELL, Mom did NOT have a Good
Sadie Lewis didn’t come right to the but it’d probly be gone by then.” lift my head.” Feeling about that. She said, ‘That’s OK,
door; me an my assistant hadda get situat- I’ll Keep Her!”
ed first. I put on my frenliest face an start- “Oh, woof,” I said, seeing where this was “Oh, Sadie! What happened then?” “Thank Lassie!”
ed up my Level 1 (slow-speed) wag. Sadie goin.’ “First thing, Mom an Amanda gave me “For sure! See, Mr. Bonzo, me an Mom
was carried in by a grown-up human, ac- a liddle water an food. It was cat food, cuz rescued each other. She’s not sad any-
companied by two liddle humans in Hal- “I’d been totally lost an roamin’ around Amanda only hadda cat. But I didn’t mind. more an I have the Best Life Ever. And,
loween clothes. She was a dainty liddle for days. I don’t know how long. I was so When I was feelin’ a liddle better, they I have a Purpose: to love an protect my
white-an-beige terrier mix, with curly hair, tired I could barely put one paw in front wrapped me up an took me to PetSmart famly.”
silky ears, sparkly eyes, and a sweet, VERY of another, an my mind was fuzzy. I re- for a lovely bath with flea shampoo. It was She sat up straight, lookin’ strong an
timid smile. membered I had a family, then sudden- WUNNERFUL! The nice humans cut all proud. I wiped my eyes with my paw.
ly, I got handed to strangers. They didn’t my mats out an fixed up the places I had Again. “So what’s life like now?”
“Good afternoon, Miss Sadie. I’m Bonzo play with me or anything. They put me out been bitin,’ cuzza the fleas.
the Columnist.” every morning, but they didn’t bring me “I’d been wearin’ a old, dirty collar with “I’m a Momma’s Girl. I sleep on my
back in for a long time. So I’d just wander tags. Mom made out the phone number, very own pillow, next to Mom. I get two
Sadie was placed on the floor and took a around, hopin’ I wouldn’t run into any big called, an the people ackshully came to treats a day an all the pats an tummy
coupla steps toward me. “Hello, Mr. Bonzo. dogs. Then this one day I was wanderin’ pick me up. They told Mom they had giv- rubs I want. I sit smack in front of Mom
I’m not very good at meeting new pooches. an I ree-lized I didn’t know where I was, en me away (to those other people I didn’t an look all EEE-ger. If she forgets to pat me,
Or humans. Please don’t be offended.” She or where home was. I was scared, hungry, I woof. I usta nip sometimes, cuz I’m so lid-
had the softest voice I’d ever heard. “I really thirsty an totally pooped. I had, like, a zil- DON’T BE SHY dle an the rest of the world is so big. But I’m
am glad you came.” Then she approached lion fleas, an my coat was a matted mess. much better now.
for a very polite wag-n-sniff. Finally I Just. Couldn’t. Walk. Another. We are always looking for pets “I also love playin’ with Kaiya. We’re Girly
Step. I made it to the nearest house and with interesting stories. Girls. She gives the Best Tummy Rubs Ever.
“This is my FAM-ly: my Mom Rochelle; scratched on the door, but I was too weak (Kaden’s learnin,’ too.) My first Christmas
my human sister Tali; an my liddle human to make any noise. So I just clapsed by the To set up an interview, email here, me an Kaiya wore matching red plaid
cuzzins, Kaden, he’s still puppy, he’s 3; an side of the house, curled up in a ball an [email protected]. outfits. We were adorable! Up in South
Kaiya, she’s 6, she’s my best fren.” started wonderin’ what Dog Heaven would Duh-co-duh, I’m frens with Doonie, a res-
cue Ragdoll cat. My pooch pals are Max, a
“It’s a great pleasure to meet you all. An I Ridgeback, he’s pretty old, an real gentle,
completely understand, Miss Sadie. I know cuz he could totally smush me; an I have
you went through a lot before you found playdates with Levi, he’s a Shih Tzu.
your Forever Family.” “When I’m home alone, I stay in Mom’s
office, watch TV, an snuggle with my flop-
“Yes. I’m pretty sure that’s why I’m so sy kitty toys. I don’t like swimming.’ Mom
shy.” tried. An I did swim. Once. Straight to the
side an outta there. Forever.”
Sadie curled up between her Mom an Headin’ home, I was thinkin’ about how
Kaiya. “Should I start tellin’ my story, Mr. many pooches have the same kind of scary
Bonzo?” experiences Sadie had, but aren’t as lucky
as her. Every pooch deserves to have a lov-
“When you’re ready.” ing an safe home. And two treats a day.
“OK, well, about 5 years ago, Mom an
my other sister, Amanda, were livin’ out The Bonz
in Sandy A-go, that’s way far away, by that
other big buncha water. Mom was workin’
at home an feelin’ very sad cuz her pooch,
Simon, had just gone to Dog Heaven. When
Amanda got home, she told Mom there
was this dog lyin’ by the side of the house.

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Spacious Lexington Place home perfect for growing family

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer ing Oslo Middle School, which is most- soon to be decided by the homeowners’ which is high, lush growth, giving added
[email protected] ly open green space, to the south. To the association. privacy and beauty to the back yard. The
north is a canal, with conservation-ease- Billes put up a 6-foot white vinyl fence on
Young couples with children abound at ment land on either side, which cannot be Currently the monthly fee is a modest the sides of the yard, making it safe for
Lexington Place, a gated community cut developed. $117 and includes home-lawn mainte- their medium-sized dog, Charlie – a setup
off from through traffic, forming a safe en- nance as well as the gated entrance. that may interest other dog owners.
clave for families. D.R. Horton, the largest home builder in
The development is part of Horton’s

Convenient to shopping and major the country, launched Lexington Place two “Express Homes” division, with entry-level The deep lot is wedge-shaped and the
streets, it will remain tucked away due to a years ago, but it’s already built out, except pricing, while maintaining quality, made house is set back from the rest, its front
confluence of low-development parcels at for the communally-owned land, which possible by the economies of scale. En- door and side windows not aligned with
the boundaries of the community, includ- will be a park or a pool and clubhouse, ergy-efficient insulation and appliances next-door neighbors, affording still more
keep utility costs low. The homes come privacy. A long driveway offering more
with a 10-year transferable warranty. parking for family and friends is a second
benefit of a longer lot.
“It is definitely safe,” said Ashly Bille,
mother of quick-crawling Jaxson and wife The chocolate-colored house with off-
of Adam Bille. “In the evening, the fami- white trim makes a bold statement, pull-
lies and kids are all walking and playing. ing the off-white concrete driveway and
We have a group of 9- and 10-year-olds we white fencing into the scheme, the planar
call ‘the little biker gang,’ because they ride geometry softened by the plantings and
their bikes together, using their water guns green lawn.
on each other.”
There are two symmetrical gabled wings
The Billes’ four-bedroom, two-bath in front with a recessed entrance between
home at 1447 Lexington Sq. SW, offers a them. One contains the two-car garage,
lot of space for the money, just what young the other two bedrooms with a bathroom
families need. It is listed for sale with Berk- between them. A long entrance hall leads
shire Hathaway Home Services agent Mi- to the back half of the house. The common
chelle Clarke for $249,900. rooms – a kitchen, dining and living room
– take up one section, the owner’s bed-
The home backs up to the conserva- room suite and fourth bedroom compris-
tion easement, separated by a fence along ing the remaining space.
the lot line built by the developer, beyond

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The common rooms have pearly ceram- et and another large closet off the master Add beauty and
ic tile, reflecting light from the sliding glass bath. The master bath has a walk-in shower, natural light to your
doors and windows. The kitchen has an tub and separate water closet. A two-sink EXISTING entryway
expansive island with eating and seating vanity with granite counters and cherry
space, dark granite counters with a round- cabinets contrasts nicely with the light tile. in about an hour!

FEATURES FOR 1447 LEXINGTON SQ. SW • Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding
for every style Glass Doors
Year built: 2016 and budget
Home size: 1,934 square feet • Lot size: .33 acres • Framed /
• Customize to Frameless
Construction: Concrete block with stucco your style Shower Units
Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 2
• Impact Glass • Etching
Additional features: Gated community, energy efficient, deep • Wood Interior/ • Schlage & Fusion
lot, fenced back yard, two-car garage, open floor plan, granite
counters, ceramic tile floors, stainless steel appliances, eight Exterior Doors Hardware
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps
years remaining on comprehensive third-party warranty
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Doors
Listing agent: Michelle Clarke, 772-263-0386
Listing price: $ 249,900

ed edge offering richness and contrast to The bedroom has a sliding glass door
the light walls and floor. Birch cabinets that lets in a pleasant view of the deep
in a cherry finish with crown molding are back yard, big enough for a pool at some
handsome and utilitarian. Included in future date.
the cabinetry is a big pantry with built-
in shelving that will keep staples ready to This well-designed, nearly 2,000 square-
hand. The laundry room is centrally locat- foot home on a third of an acre is sure to
ed next to the kitchen. appeal to a family, who will make friends
with other families in the attractive,
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A brisk week on the mainland real estate market saw 38 single-family residences and lots change
hands from Oct. 15-19 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home at 4343
2nd Square SW – first put on the market in May for $640,000 – sold for $600,000 on Oct. 17.
The seller in the transaction was represented by agent Jonathan D. Sternberg of RE/MAX Associ-
ated Realty. The purchaser was represented by agent Walter B. Davis of Dale Sorensen Real Estate


VERO BEACH 4343 2ND SQUARE SW 5/14/2018 $640,000 10/17/2018 $575,000
VERO BEACH 415 SAPPHIRE WAY SW 7/30/2018 $590,000 10/16/2018 $469,000
VERO BEACH 4207 DIAMOND SQUARE 5/21/2018 $499,000 10/15/2018 $432,208
VERO BEACH 5920 SEQUOIA CIRCLE 8/29/2017 $385,000 10/15/2018 $366,000
VERO BEACH 405 24TH AVENUE SW 8/29/2018 $364,900 10/16/2018 $344,000
VERO BEACH 6473 34TH PLACE 8/17/2018 $359,900 10/17/2018 $340,000
VERO BEACH 3760 8TH LANE 8/28/2018 $340,000 10/18/2018 $299,900
VERO BEACH 4559 ASHLEY LAKE CIRCLE 8/22/2017 $329,900 10/19/2018 $295,000
VERO BEACH 2285 4TH LANE SW 12/14/2017 $325,000 10/19/2018 $294,036
SEBASTIAN 147 SANDCREST CIRCLE 7/3/2018 $294,036 10/16/2018 $293,500
VERO BEACH 5900 VENETTO WAY 4/19/2018 $319,000 10/15/2018 $280,000
VERO BEACH 25 SEA GULL PLACE 9/26/2018 $274,000 10/19/2018 $245,047
VERO BEACH 5995 RIDGE LAKE CIRCLE 10/18/2018 $245,047 10/18/2018 $242,000
SEBASTIAN 190 ABETO TERRACE 7/13/2018 $249,900 10/18/2018

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415 Sapphire Way SW, Vero Beach 4207 Diamond Square, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 7/30/2018 Listing Date: 5/21/2018
Original Price: $590,000 Original Price: $499,000
Sold: 10/16/2018 Sold: 10/15/2018
Selling Price: $575,000 Selling Price: $469,000
Listing Agent: Deena Dick Listing Agent: Sam Robbins

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

Lynn O’Malley Joe Kovaleski

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

5920 Sequoia Circle, Vero Beach 405 24th Avenue SW, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 8/29/2017 Listing Date: 8/29/2018
Original Price: $385,000 Original Price: $364,900
Sold: 10/15/2018 Sold: 10/16/2018
Selling Price: $432,208 Selling Price: $366,000
Listing Agent: Megan Raasveldt Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds

Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl


NOT PROVIDED Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.


Coming Up! Former St. Ed’s star basks in
Riverside’s bright lights PAGE B2

By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Don’t miss this one. Real-
ly. Organists from all over
the Treasure Coast are joining
to present a free concert at First
Presbyterian this Friday, Oct.
25 – “Phantasies and Phugues: A
Halloween Concert.” Presented
by the Treasure Coast Chapter of
the American Guild of Organists,
this extra-special musical eve-


Adam Schnell.


1 “A Halloween Concert”
this Friday.

B2 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

Former St. Ed’s star basks in Riverside’s bright lights

By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent Jamari Williams.
[email protected]
The stars have aligned well for Jamari

A talented young man who grew up in
Vero Beach, Williams was once a fixture with
the Gifford Youth Orchestra. In high school
he took the stage in starring roles at St. Ed-
ward’s School, and he started booking gigs
almost immediately after graduating from
the American Musical and Dramatic Acade-
my near Lincoln Center.

Now, at the tender age of 24, he’s returned
to Vero Beach to star in “Smokey Joe’s Café,”
which opened the new season at Riverside
Theatre on Oct. 23.

“This is completely incredible,” said Wil-
liams, who was taking care of a sore throat.

“I’m taking all the things – lots of tea, honey,
Echinacea, natural things, even some antibiot-
ics,” he said. “But the voice is still here.”

Thrilled to be back in his hometown, Wil-
liams said this means more of his family can
come see him perform. That includes aunts,
uncles, cousins, a great-grandmother and
his two beloved grandmothers – “Grand-
ma Willie and Grandma Theresa.” His par-
ents have moved to Georgia, but they could
make it as well.

Although family wants him to stay with
them while he’s in town, he’s staying
with the rest of the cast in a hotel room
close to the theater, which makes it easi-
er to get to rehearsals.

“I love my family, but I’m here to do
the shows,” he said. “I’ve been in and out
of rehearsal but try to see them as much
as I can.”

And then there are the friends who didn’t
get the chance to see him in the national
tour of “Memphis,” or the shows he origi-
nated at Bush Gardens in Williamsburg, Va.

An old high school friend, Callie Schnur,
now the local sales manager for Treasure and
Space Coast Radio, shrieked when she saw
him walking in for a radio interview.

The two of them performed musicals at St.
Edward’s together, including “Beauty and the
Beast.” She was the Tea Pot, he was the Beast.

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“He is extremely talented,” said Schnur. mari has an electric, natural charisma which director, saw something in me.” healthy, getting exercise and sleeping well is
“He has been since he was so young. I know I believe to be what each of the nine per- In the school’s production of “Little Shop of paramount, he said.
from the community everyone is excited to formers in ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ must possess.
see him back in town performing and we can I had no idea he was from the area until the Horrors,” Williams was the comic, demanding “Everything in moderation, but there’s a lev-
see how far he’s come.” first day of rehearsal.” voice of the plant, Audry II, who has a big Mo- el you want to get to. If you want to rise to that
town voice and sings out “Feed me, Seymour!” level you have to take care of yourself. That’s
Riverside’s show, “Smokey Joe’s,” is a musi- His success at this audition was a far cry the Capricorn in me coming out.”
cal revue featuring the works of famed song from his first big audition a few years ago in “It’s my favorite musical to this day,” Wil-
writing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who New York City. That was to try to get into the liams said. “It ran only a weekend, but it was His dedication and hard work does not sur-
were responsible for an array of iconic rock Juilliard School, an audition experience that one of the best weekends of my life.” prise Schnur, who remembers how loved and
’n’ roll songs including “Yakety Yak,” “Hound still makes Williams laugh. admired Williams was back in school.
Dog” and “Spanish Harlem.” In addition to musicals, Williams has also
“That taught me a lot,” he said.“It’s not plain done straight plays, including taking on the “He has the brightest aura when he walks
Williams, who appears throughout the and simply how to audition but also how to big role of Petruchio in Shakespeare’s “The into a room,” she said. “I only expect he will
show, said the favorites among those he take direction. At AMDA, it’s a bunch of kids Taming of the Shrew.” become more of a star.”
sings are “Poison Ivy,” “Stand by Me” and who are the cream of the crop in their schools.
“On Broadway.” They come to New York, the big world, and it’s When he’s not in rehearsal or performing “Smokey Joe’s Café” runs through Nov. 11 at
almost a slap in the face.” or taking a class, he’s in the gym. He says Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero
He was cast in the show in New York City; one of the most important things an ac- Beach. Tickets start at $35. Call 772-231-6990 or
the auditioners had worked with Williams be- For sure, he was a big star in his hometown tor can do is take care of their body. Eating visit 
fore in a Motown tour. when he was growing up.

“Smokey Joe’s” director DJ Salisbury, who At age 9, Williams joined the Gifford Youth
also directed last season’s hit show “The Mys- Orchestra and stayed with them for 11 years.
tery of Edwin Drood,” was at those auditions. That experience was crucial in discovering
He said Williams wowed them. his musical talent. He started out learning to
play violin, then quickly picked up the viola
“Jamari was incredibly impressive in our and cello. He discovered Wagner and learned
New York City auditions,” Salisbury said. “We to thrill with the bowing.
brought him in to audition for the role that
featured dance specialty, but when we heard Later, he picked up the tuba, trombone, pia-
his low vocal range, we asked to look at the no and eventually voice.
role that sings bass.”
“The Gifford Youth Orchestra brought
Both his low “basement notes” and strong music into my life and my love for music,”
dance ability inspired Salisbury to charge up he said. “It skyrocketed my growth. And my
the big dance number in act two. singing got me into theater and where I am
today. It’s a domino effect.”
“Additionally, and more importantly, Ja-
Then, another door opened – St. Edward’s
School. Williams was awarded an academic
scholarship through the generosity of philan-
thropists Bill and Marilyn Scully, who are also
patron producers at Riverside Theatre. The
John’s Island couple has been offering aca-
demic scholarships to St. Edward’s for “quite a
while,” he said.

“We’re very pleased he’s had this career
path,” said Bill Scully. “(The scholarship) gives
kids a great opportunity. It opens their lives to
be able to do different things.”

Just as the Gifford Youth Orchestra ex-
posed him to music, St. Edward’s exposed
him to even more.

“If I had not gone to St. Edward’s I would not
have discovered theater,” he said. “My fam-
ily did not go to many plays as much as they
do nowadays. When I went to St. Edward’s, I
started an improvisation class. That involved
so much craft and artwork that it made me fall
in love with acting. Jennifer Patty, the theater

B4 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 4 Jerome Allen Seinfeld (perhaps you
know him as Jerry?), America’s vir-
ning promises to be fun and lightheart- tually undisputed premier comedian, is
ed. You might also recognize one or two bringing his standup to the Kravis in West
familiar faces at the keys, local church Palm this coming Friday, Oct. 26. Seinfeld
music directors, performing alongside is best known for playing himself in the
students, friends and colleagues: Jacob
Craig, First Presbyterian; Marcos Daniel
Flores, Christ by the Sea; Neal Campbell,
Trinity Episcopal; and Brady Johnson,
Christ Church. Concert-goers can expect
to hear a variety of music, displaying how
versatile an organ can be under the touch
of such gifted musicians. There will be
serious performances, of course, but in
the spirit of Halloween, much of the mu-
sic will be performed in parody fashion.
“Phantasies and Phugues: A Halloween
Concert” is a benefit for the Treasure
Coast Guild’s scholarship program, which
supports young organ students. Time:
7 p.m. Admission: free. A $10 donation
would be lovely. 772-562-9088.

2 If you’re intrigued by Vero’s unique 3 FIrst Friday Gallery Stroll on Nov. 2. 4 Jerry Seinfeld at Kravis on Friday.
history and would like to learn a bit
more, you’ll enjoy this special, dramat- in 1918. There, father and daughter re- refreshments and pleasant conversation. sitcom “Seinfeld,” which he created and
ic presentation about one of the county’s mained for the rest of their lives. Ruth left Take your time exploring the galleries: wrote with fellow comedian Larry David
earliest and most fascinating residents. the Hallstrom Homestead to the Historical You’ll discover wonderful, diverse works and which scored a stellar, award-winning
The premier of the original, one-woman Society at her death in 1999. Historical triv- from many of the area’s gifted artists. You’ll 10-year run. By its fourth season, it had
play “The Life of Miss Ruth Hallstrom” will ia: the Hallstrom House is one of the very definitely want to see the beautiful work of become the most popular and success-
take place next Thursday, Nov. 1, at the few in the area with a basement. After the historic map artist Lisa Middleton, the Gal- ful sitcom on American television. The fi-
Vero Beach Woman’s Club. The work was play, Hallstrom family members will share lery Stroll featured artist for November. A nal episode aired in 1998. When the show
written and will be performed by Indian their favorite memories of Ruth. Refresh- reception for Middleton will take place in ended, says Wikipedia, the Brooklyn-born
River County Historical Society Adviso- ments will include some of Ruth’s own rec- the Main Street Vero Beach office, at 2036 comedian returned to New York City and
ry Board member Pat Kroger, who gives ipes. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. You 14th Ave. And don’t miss Gallery 14’s re- his comedic roots, “to make a comeback
voice to an Indian River County pioneer are asked to register on ception for their November exhibits: “Liv- with his stand-up comedy rather than
who led an extraordinary life as student, Seating is limited, first come-first served, ing the Vibrant Life” by master pastel artist stay in LA and continue his acting career.”
teacher, world-traveler and much more. so early arrival is suggested. 772-778-3435. Lynn Morgan, and “Quilts = Art: Colorful Seinfeld has been hailed “for his uncanny
According to, Ruth’s par- Visions” by fiber artist Susan Rienzo. You ability to joke about the little things in life
ents, Axel and Emily Hallstrom, immigrat- 3 A pleasant evening in Vero’s vibrant might choose to extend this pleasant, low- that relate to audiences everywhere,” says
ed from Sweden to the area first known as art district: It’s the First Friday Gal- key evening with a little supper, a beer or the show promo, and his broad repertoire
St. Lucie, then Indian River County in 1904. lery Stroll, Nov. 2, along 14th Avenue be- glass of wine perhaps, and maybe a bit of includes such comedic genres as observa-
They planted citrus and pineapples, and tween 19th Street and 23rd Street, spon- music in one of the nearby restaurants or tional comedy, surreal humor, insult come-
eventually acquired 100 acres, high on the sored by Main Street Vero Beach. Gallery pubs. Gallery Stroll hours: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. dy, deadpan, satire, culture, politics, every-
sand ridge in Oslo, where they began con- owners and artists will welcome you with 772-643-6782. day life, gender differences, current events
struction of their home in 1908, “tragically, and on and on and. He’s won a Primetime
the same year that Emily Hallstrom passed Emmy, two SAG awards, a Golden Globe
away from the lingering health problems and an American Comedy Award, plus nu-
that had brought them to Florida.” Ruth merous noms. Show times: 7 p.m. and 9:30
was only a toddler, but her father perse- p.m. Tickets: start at $76. 561-832-7469. 
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Costumed canines charm at Howl-O-Ween Pawrade

Munchie. Pepe Kachele.

Nicolas Montealegre with Riley. Violet, Remington and Maximillian.


By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer There were pirates and witches, super-
[email protected] heroes and cowboys, a princess, lifeguard,
hot dog (with catchup), an elephant and
Cool water was the beverage of choice even a Tootsie Roll. Introduced by Shelly
among participants in the 17th annual Ferger, DFL founder and CEO, each and ev-
Dogs for Life Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume ery pup had his or her moment in the spot-
Pawrade and Pet Expo last Saturday after- light, parading around a curving path to
noon at the four-acre DFL Off-Leash Dog the cheers and laughter of the crowd.
Park and Training Facility. Human volun-
teers kept the many water bowls continu- The afternoon began with always-im-
ally filled during the popular, free event; pressive demonstrations by the K-9 teams
the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, which of the Indian River Sheriff’s Office, featur-
draws hundreds of humans and their pets. ing K-9 Falko, a German Shepherd-Mali-
nois mix.
For 364 days a year, the facility serves a
serious, important purpose – training cer- The Sheriff’s Office also provided a color
tified service dogs for the hearing- and mo- guard for the military recognition ceremo-
bility-impaired, including veterans with ny. Again this year, live music by Hobo Jim
PTSD and other challenges. Instructors kept the energy up, Boy Scout volunteers
also teach veterans how to train other ser- skillfully and politely directed the parking,
vice dog teams. and bountiful Doggie Baskets were raffled
off to a few lucky dogs.
But Saturday it was all about fun – and a
whole lot of creativity. The Dogs for Life mission is twofold.
Abandoned dogs are rescued, trained and
Pawrade participants ranged from re- given a purpose. The service dogs, in turn,
trievers and greyhounds to handy, porta- assist veterans and others with a variety of
ble pooches like Yorkies and chi-weenies tasks, from providing ears to hear smoke
(guess the mix). And the costumes were alarms, to paws that can tap a 911 button in
equally diverse, colorful and clever ex- an emergency, or legs to help with mobility.
amples of the owners’ creativity – and the
pooches’ patience and good nature. For more information, visit dogsforlifevb.
org. 

B6 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

‘Arc’ angels: Richmonds honored at Replogle Dinner

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Michael and Janine Richmond, own- Joey Replogle, Eliza McKendree, Coleman Replogle, Mary and Charley Replogle. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Michael and Janine Richmond.
ers of White Electric, were honored as
the 2018 recipients of the Replogle Family reservedly of their talent, treasure and ly ages 15 to 82. Although primarily for
Award last Thursday evening at the fourth time to the cause,” said Vallar. She noted adults, they do have programs for transi-
annual Replogle Family Award Dinner that the Richmonds have served The Arc tioning students.
Dance to benefit The Arc of Indian River in various capacities for more than 20
County. years and, through their business, have Dales, who was appointed as CEO of
contributed in-kind donations to numer- The Arc in September, started her affil-
The presentation took place at the ous Arc building projects. iation with the organization in January
Grand Harbor Golf Club, where support- 2000 as a member of the direct care staff.
ers of the nonprofit also enjoyed cocktails A highlight of the evening was an exu- She credits her longevity to the “very
and hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to berant performance by The Arc Chorus, honest and heartfelt” people they serve.
a delicious dinner and entertainment by singing and signing songs from 1975, the
vocalists Tony and Holly. year the nonprofit was founded. “They like you for you,” said Dales.
“And they really appreciate all the little
On behalf of her fellow board members, Janice Paider said she was very appre- things.”
Mary Beth Vallar presented the award,
noting that it was named after the orga- Their clients are individuals impact-
nization’s founder, Mary Ellen Replogle, ed by Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy,
and her family for their continued con- autism and other developmental and/
tributions to people in the community or traumatic brain disabilities. Services
with special needs. For more than three include adult education and recreation,
decades the Replogle family has hosted youth outreach, behavior analysis ser-
Ocean Grill Night on the second Tuesday vices and behavior assistant services,
of May, donating net profits for the eve- residential group homes, supported liv-
ning to provide much-needed funding to ing services, in-home support and per-
The Arc. sonal care assistance, transportation,
supported employment and respite care.
“This award enables us to honor out-
standing individuals for their longtime Funding support is critical. Informa-
service to The Arc. These people give un- tion they provided noted that Florida
ranks 50 out of 51 (inclusive of Wash-
THE 26th ANNUAL Tom Hope and Chris Walker. ington, D.C.) in terms of reimbursement
rates. Even worse, the Florida legislature
Minimum ciative of the support The Arc has provid- has set current rates at 11 percent less
Donation ed to her son, John Blank, who will soon than those of 2003, for the same services.
turn 40 years old.
$5.00 For more information, visit 
“He’s been there on and off; now he’s
A Program of Catholic Charities been there about six years,” said Paider.
“I was very sick and could not take care
Soup Tureens Preview of him. They did. They kind of saved my
(October 25 - November 1) life. He’s now a permanent resident in
Vero Beach Museum of Art the brand-new home. He works in main-
tenance at The Arc, he has a companion
and a life coach, he’s in Special Olympics,
he goes bowling – he’s very busy and he’s
very, very happy.”

Heather Dales said The Arc provides
services to a very wide age range, current-

Soup Bowl Day

(November 1) Over 45 Locations
Lunch: 11:30 AM -1:30 PM & Dinner: 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Downtown Gallery Stroll
(November 2) Tiger Lily Art Studios

Soup Tureen Drawing/Community Appreciation
(November 3) Walking Tree Brewery 6:30 - 8:30 PM

For information contact:
Renee Bireley: 772-770-3039 l [email protected]

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Penny Odiorne and Mary Ellen Replogle. Steve and Rose Sadlek, Linda and Wayne Phillips, Mary Beth and Bill Vallar.

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B8 October 26, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | DINING

Ocean Grill: For a spook-tacular dining experience

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist Stone Crab Claws. grilled black grouper, the panko crusted
[email protected] red snapper, and my husband’s broiled
PHOTOS DENISE RITCHIE pompano topped with apricot butter all
No restaurant in Vero comes even close drew raves), I could tell they all secretly
to decorating for the holidays like the ven- coveted my stone crabs.
erable Ocean Grill.
For dessert, our companions decided
In December, dinner at the Ocean Grill to share a slice of macademia nut cheese
is as much a part of the quintessential Vero cake. A great end to another memorable
holiday experience as the Christmas pa- meal.
rade down Ocean Drive. And in late Octo-
ber, you don’t want to miss the spook-tac- Dinner for two with a modest bottle of
ular transformation of the Ocean Grill for wine is likely to run you about $100 before
Halloween. tax and tip (if you pass up the somewhat
more expensive stone crabs).
Unless you are unusually lucky, you
probably won’t be able to get in next week As a place to bring visitors for a unique
on the big night itself, when members of Halloween or Christmas experience, there
the restaurant staff bid to outdo one an- is no better choice.
other for scariest costume.
I welcome your comments, and encour-
But the ghouls and goblins have been age you to send feedback to me at tina@
lurking amid the spider webs at the Ocean
Grill since mid-October – and on a recent
evening, we invited a couple of first-tim- The reviewer dines anonymously at
ers along for what we promised would be a restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
haunting dining experience. 32963. 

There was also another explanation be- Shrimp Cocktail. Schaum Torte. Hours:
yond the Halloween decor for why I was Lunch: Monday - Saturday
eager to visit. So I ordered a large portion of the sauce. (I personally prefer to savor from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
stone crabs for my entrée (a them with just a touch of lemon.)
Mid-October is when stone-crab season pound and a quarter They were every bit as Dinner: Sunday - Friday
gets underway in Florida (it runs through for $44) so the others wonderful as I re- from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
mid-May), and there’s no place better in could sample a few membered from last Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vero to partake of these beauties than at and see what they spring.
the Ocean Grill. I could hardly wait. were missing. And while the Beverages: Full Bar
other members of
For starters on this visit, three of us opt- The Ocean Grill our party all spoke Address:
ed to go simply with salads – two with the serves them chilled, highly of their sea- 1050 Sexton Plaza,
tossed house salad (included with dinner) of course, with a food entrées (the
and one with the Caesar ($4 extra). My homemade mustard Vero Beach
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Then for entrees, the other members of
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my husband ordered the pompano ($31).

Great choices, under most circumstanc-
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist K Q 10 9 7 3 2 A6 85
J4 A32 Q 10 9 7 6
Henry Kissinger said, “The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.” 2 J74 K Q 10 9 8

Yes, but this deal has two interesting alternatives with which to occupy the mind. SOUTH
When I described the play in four spades yesterday, South took the first trick with J4
dummy’s heart ace, cashed his spade, diamond and club winners, then endplayed West K85
by leading his heart jack. Fine, but what might have happened if declarer, instead of giving A63
West the lead in hearts at trick seven, had exited with a trump? Also, what could have
transpired if South had not won the first trick? Dealer: West; Vulnerable: East-West

North might have cue-bid four hearts over three spades to show a strong raise to four The Bidding:
spades (and promise nothing about hearts).
If South throws West in with his trump or ducks the first trick, the contract can be 3 Spades 3 Hearts Pass Pass
defeated. Pass 4 Spades All Pass LEAD:
K Hearts
In the first case, after winning with his spade queen, West must resist the temptation to
cash the heart queen. Instead, he must lead a low heart to declarer’s jack. Then South will
have to lose one diamond and two clubs to East, along with the spade already conceded.

That defense should not be too hard to find, but the other one really takes some
imagination. After the heart king and a heart to the ace, when declarer cashes his two top
trumps, West must throw the 10 and queen under them! Then he cannot be endplayed,
and the contract will go down one. After the deal, probably South would congratulate
West on his great play, then say that if only West had had the spade four and dummy the
spade three, the contract would still have made.

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24 Workout places 109 Way to go 63 Big rig
25 Getaway place 113 Well-rounded humorist 64 Well-rounded Waltons
26 Major oil firm 116 Well-rounded pioneer in
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28 Cheater in the cybernetics 65 Critical
game of love 119 Well-rounded French 66 Swiss mister of math fame
30 Little finger 67 Have as a customer
32 Enter architect 70 Turner of cinema
36 Well-rounded 120 Well-rounded South 73 Loner elephant
magazine figure 74 Old Italian coin
41 Great apprehension Pacific character 79 Completely
42 Girder type 121 Mother bear, to Lorca 81 Apex
43 With 51 Across, 122 Addition place 82 Cast off
a signoff 123 Nervous 84 Clark Kent’s dad
44 Bread spread 124 Tirades 85 Can. prov.
47 Old turntable feature 86 Slangy money
49 Well-rounded singer DOWN 87 Potpourri
51 See 43 Across 1 Well-behaved 89 Oh, Kay! lyricist
53 Bathroom, in Bath 2 Hard, head, or hot follower 92 Do something
54 Randolph Scott vehicle 3 By and by 95 Must
56 Wise man’s nickname? 4 Two-pronged: abbr. 96 Literary monogram
57 Son of Seth, in Genesis 5 Time of the year 97 Adagio, compared to
58 Betel palm 6 “Puppy Love” singer Paul
60 Secret doctrines 7 Belief systems andante
64 Middlemarch author 8 Crack-tracking grp. 98 David Rabe’s The Basic
65 Fizzicists? 9 TV journalist Compton
68 Well-rounded Russian, 10 Actor son of Rex Harrison Training of ___ Hummel
11 Farmland unit 99 Adams and Falco
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69 Troublemakers 13 Plaything 102 Against
71 Ark unit 14 SW Missouri’s ___ Mtns. 104 Bemused look
72 Brewer et al. 15 Ball-like bacteria 105 A long time
75 Breakfast cereal, 16 California-Nevada lake 106 For each
17 Evita character 107 Poirot’s nationality: abbr.
___ Meal 18 Proof of purch. 108 French airport
76 ___ Bator 19 AOR or MOR players 109 Lackey
77 Colleague of Bela 20 Some horses 110 “What are you, some kind of
and Boris 25 Pre-reception promise
78 A Shock to the System star 27 Well-rounded boxer ___?”
80 Abbr. after a navy base 28 Ali, before 111 Dick Tracy’s wife
83 To the point 29 Prefix for “high” 112 King or queen’s address:
85 Well-rounded Olympian 30 Preposition for Pepe
88 “Give him ___ and he’ll 31 Superlative ending abbr.
32 Switzer who played Alfalfa 114 There for all to see
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ONGOING 25-31 Terror on Main Street 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Free; $10 and family fun to benefit Sunrise Rotary Club.
Haunted House, Oct. 25 scholarship donation appreciated. 772-562- 772-494-6306
Vero Beach Museum of Art - 150 Years of Paint- to 27, and Oct. 29 to 31, 1036 Main Street Se- 9088
ing & Sculpture from the Permanent Collection bastian hosted by GFWC Sebastian River Junior 27 Inaugural Spooky House present-
thru Jan. 13; Made in Germany: Contemporary Woman’s Club. 772-663-8107 26|27 Riverside Theatre Howl ed by Youth Guidance Pathfinders,
Art from the Rubell Family Collection thru Jan. 6. at the Moon Pink Pianos 6 p.m. at Youth Guidance facility, 1028 20th
26 Half-Haunted Halloween, 5 to 8 p.m. Party, with a portion of proceeds to benefit Place; recommended for ages 5 and older,
Riverside Theatre: Smokey Joe’s Café on the at Environmental Learning Center, a American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fund, with food and drinks, candy, maze and stories.
Stark Stage thru Nov. 11. not-so-spooky family-friendly event with canoe 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop Free; costumes encouraged.
rides, spooky sounds, Halloween-themed crafts free entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 772-231-6990
OCTOBER and games; costumes optional. $5; $3 ages 2 to 28 Spooktacular Bowl to Build Scholars,
11. 772-589-5050 27 City of Vero Beach Recreation Depts. 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl, with bowling &
25 Concerts in the Park, 5 to 7 p.m. at 60th annual Halloween Parade & Cos- shoe rental, raffles, costume contests, $5 cou-
Vero Beach Museum of Art featuring 26 Inaugural Street Art Spray Off, 6 to 9 tume Contest, 10 a.m. along 14th Ave. in Histor- pon and awards to benefit Habitat for Humanity
Don Soledad Group. $10/$12. 772-231-0707 p.m. on 14th Avenue during the Main ic Downtown Vero Beach from 21st St. to Com- Scholarship Program. $40. 772-562-9860 x 214
Street Vero Beach Downtown Friday free street munity Center for costume contest for children
25 Woman’s Club History and Restoration party, with street art and graffiti competitions ages 0 to 17. Free; participation encouraged 29 Tenth annual Chocolate, Champagne and
Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at Woman’s and demonstrations by pre-selected artists. (no political). 772-567-2144 Chefs fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers
Club hosted by Indian River Historical Society. Big Sisters, honoring retiring CEO Judi Miller, 6 p.m.
Free. 772-778-3435 26 Treasure Coast Chapter of American 27 Centennial Chili Challenge, 4 p.m. at at Quail Valley River Club, with gourmet dinner,
Guild of Organists presents a Hallow- Riverside Park featuring 30 chili com- auctions and decadent chocolate desserts by local
een-themed Phantasies and Phugues concert, petitors and 6 p.m. judging, live entertainment chefs. $200. 772-466-8535, option 3.

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7 NUS 4 PSALM to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
9 BUFF 5 TUTOR 40+ locations in Indian River County. Request-
10 ATTORNEY 6 EGRET ed minimum donation of $5 for bowl of soup;
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12 CHAR 14 ACTOR handcrafted soup tureens. 772-770-3039
16 SUPERSTITIOUS 17 RAW 1 Tenth annual Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at
19 UNTOWARD 18 INTEGER Vero Beach Hotel & Spa Cobalt Restau-
23 TEAK 20 OTTER rant to benefit Save the Chimps, with signature
24 EWE 21 AGREE small plates by local chefs, themed-cocktails,
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