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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-05-10 16:30:32

05/11/2018 ISSUE 19

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May 11, 2018 | Volume 5, Issue 19 Newsstand Price: $1.00

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PAGE B2 6SIGNS OF MORE POLLUTION COUNTY GETS POSITIVE PAGE 13
NEWS ON EMPLOYMENT
ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF MAY AT BLUE CYPRESS LAKE 7

2FACE 30 YEARS IF CONVICTED

County landfill hits UF psychiatry
height limit, so new clinic gets funds
section to be opened to remain open

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer VERO LOOKING FOR FIRM TO TAKE OVER MARINA By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer a national marina management dragged its feet on needed main-
Mount Dump, the highest ele- [email protected] firm to get some input about the tenance and repairs, partially out It seemed a sad way to spend
vation in Indian River County, is strengths and weaknesses of the of budget constraints and partial- a 10th birthday.
finally topping out at 180 feet. The City of Vero Beach is fish- city’s current marina operations. ly out of indecision among coun-
ing for competitive proposals to The good news is that the mari- cil members. The Vero Beach-based Uni-
The 25-acre mound of garbage take over the city marina. na is well-liked and well-used. versity of Florida Center for
has reached the height limit im- The bad news is that the city has O’Connor said that in his opin- Psychiatry and Addiction Med-
posed by the state – you can see Two months ago, City Manag- icine, which over the course of
the dirt covered hill from I-95 – er Jim O’Connor reached out to CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 a decade has become a critical
and a new section of the Indian element in Indian River Coun-
River County Landfill needs to be ty’s mental health services,
opened. learned that UF’s College of
Medicine planned to close the
Engineering and construction satellite clinic if faced with an-
costs to close and cap the old sec- other $300,000 shortfall for the
tion, or cell, will be approximately upcoming academic year.
$10 million, and it will cost another
$8 million to put in the infrastruc- Providing both adult and
ture for the new 11-acre section. child psychiatric services with
The work will take about a year three psychiatrists and an ad-
and a half to complete. dictionologist, the center also
trains University of Florida
The county commission last medical students and fellows,
month approved a contract for bringing fresh young doctors
both phases of construction with into the Vero Beach – and with
low-bidder Thalle Construction luck, some of them stay when
Company of Hillsborough, N.C., their studies are over.
for a little over $16 million. Engi-
neering and design work, awarded Fortunately, the next crop of

CONTINUED ON PAGE 7 CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

INSIDE MY Mardy Fish tennis tourney hopes to take big step up
TAKE
NEWS 1-8 PETS 14
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REAL ESTATE 15 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer nament’s future is not in jeop-
B1 [email protected] ardy.
ARTS
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a popular, long-running Vero ATP World Tour and women’s
More higher-ranked players like Denis Shapavalov may play here. PHOTO: JOHN PEARSE Beach event. WTA World Tour to revamp the
professional game as an op-
But organizers of the lo- portunity to raise the stature
cal event – the Mardy Fish of the event here.
Children’s Foundation Tennis
Championships – say the tour- CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Assistant fire chief faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted

By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Dealing in stolen property is a sec- for five years, and since 1998 he has twice 2014, to Feb. 8, 2018, the day prior to the
ond-degree felony punishable by just 15 filed for bankruptcy. Burkeen was earning assistant chief’s retirement, court records
Prosecutors are pulling no punches as years. The elements of the two crimes over- an annual salary of $107,084 upon retire- show.
they prepare a case against Brian Burkeen, lapped, Long explained. “We chose the ment.
the retired assistant fire chief who alleged- higher crime to prosecute.” Burkeen was cheating the taxpayers for
ly stole more than $280,000 worth of tires Fire Chief John King alerted the Sheriff’s at least three and a half years before offi-
from Indian River County. Nearly one month after Sheriff’s Office Office Feb. 27 to possible tire theft after an cials noticed something suspicious going
deputies began investigating hundreds of assistant flagged an excessive number of on, according to the warrant for his arrest.
The Fellsmere resident was arrested thousands of dollars in suspect tire pur- tires purchased in the first months of 2018.
March 26 and initially charged by police chases showing up on the rolls of the Indian Burkeen would pick up tires in his coun-
with five felony counts of dealing in stolen River Emergency Services Fire Rescue Divi- Burkeen, who retired Feb. 9, was in ty work truck or with a county trailer, man-
property and one felony count of grand sion, Burkeen, 55, turned himself in. charge of vehicle maintenance, which put agers at the Goodyear stores told police. He
theft. However, in general, with cases like him in a position to allegedly perpetrate the was collecting so many tires, they said, that
this, there is an issue of double jeopardy, He posted a $125,000 bond the day of his scam. sometimes he came twice in one day.
said Assistant State Attorney Bill Long. A arrest. His lawyer, defense attorney Andrew
person can’t be prosecuted twice for the Metcalf, has entered a not guilty plea with In the span of just 20 days, the assistant Store associates told police that Burkeen
same crime. the court. fire chief purchased some $28,000 in tires claimed he was purchasing extra tires to
from the Goodyear Tire Company on 58th give out to county residents who filed civil
“The state can only convict Brian Bur- Metcalf declined to comment about the Avenue, writes Detective Greg Farless in an complaints when their wheels were dam-
keen of either first-degree grand theft or charges, saying his team would conduct a arrest warrant. aged due to poor road conditions.
dealing in stolen property, but not both,” separate investigation.
the prosecutor said. “As such, the state has Many of the tires purchased were not No such program exists.
elected to charge Brian Burkeen with a “The state attorney, in every case unless even the right size to fit the department’s If found guilty, Burkeen could lose his
first-degree felony, which is a more serious there is an indictment, they decide what the vehicles. King told detectives there was no retirement benefits. The Florida Retirement
offense.” charges are. That’s their decision,” he said. legitimate reason for Burkeen to purchase System has been notified of the charges,
so many tires. County Administrator Jason Brown said.
Long filed paperwork with the court this The two parties are due in court next “The county continues to work with the
month announcing the state’s intention. month. Indian River Emergency Services does FRS to maximize recovery of any lost coun-
not keep a large inventory of spare tires for ty funds to the extent allowed by law.”
The grand theft charge encompasses the Investigators allege the former assistant vehicle maintenance at its garage and does The county also carries a crime insur-
entirety of the alleged criminal conduct, fire chief stole some $288,200 worth of tires not have a machine to mount and balance ance policy to cover losses such as theft,
spanning nearly five years and involving between June 2014 and February 2018 as tires. Brown said. “We have notified our insur-
more than $100,000 in stolen property, part of a black-market sales scheme. ance carrier and we are currently working
court records show. It comes with a maxi- Investigators were able to document through the claims process.” 
mum 30-year sentence. Court records show the married father of questionable tire purchases billed by Bur-
two had been struggling financially for de- keen to the county spanning from June 26,
cades. Burkeen’s wages had been garnished

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UF PSYCHIATRY CLINIC chiatric services in the area, the clinic services were 5.8 times more likely to go sionals are expensive, and they’re sought
opened in late 2008 with an endowment out of network, increasing their out-of- after. Yet state, federal and private in-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of $2 million from the foundation of is- pocket costs by 40 percent to 100 per- surance has not kept up with the cost of
land residents Bob and Ellie McCabe, cent. providing services.”
interns, residents and fellows can con- and another sizable boost coming from
tinue making plans to spend the year in a core group of their friends. Then, three In Florida, the figures were far above As for UF’s clinic here, “they are a sig-
Vero starting next month. The financial years after the clinic was up and running, the national average. In 2015, out-of- nificant provider,” Hall said.
crisis appears to have been averted – at it found itself shorted by the state of network inpatient mental health stays
least for the moment. Florida when suddenly in 2011 the Legis- were 1,000 times more frequent than Founded in 2004 under the auspices
lature froze a matching gift program that out-of-network medical stays. of the United Way, and now funded in
Bridge funding by the Indian River would have safe-guarded the center’s fu- part through the McCabe Foundation,
Hospital District and last week, another ture. “The analysis paints a stark picture the collaborative is aimed at identifying
round of meetings with the United Way, of restricted access to affordable and gaps in mental health care throughout
all but assured the clinic doors would That program is now the subject of a much-needed addiction and mental the county, including when the Mental
be kept open another year, according to lawsuit filed in 2017 by UF graduates health care in an era of escalating sui- Health Association underwent a man-
Dr. Wayne Creelman, the center’s direc- and Florida State University donors. The cide rates and opioid overdose deaths,” agement and practitioner crisis in 2012
tor since its inception. He said plans are class action suit contends the Legislature according to a 2017 news release by the that threatened to shutter those services;
being developed to secure the clinic’s fu- should free up $600 million in matching American Psychiatric Association re- it has since recovered, apparently thriv-
ture for the next five years. grants that were suspended in July 2011, garding the Milliman report. ing under Dr. Bob Brugnoli’s leadership.
at the height of the recession.
Creelman had enough on his hands “Further, these disparities point to Along with the UF clinic and the Men-
managing a clinic that since November Gifts of $2 million or more – like that potential violations of federal and state tal Health Association, the third critical
2008 has cared for 7,500 people in more of the McCabe Foundation – were to be parity laws, which require insurance component to the region’s mental health
than 88,000 visits. matched dollar-for-dollar in the law that companies to treat diseases of the brain, care is the in-patient mental health facil-
dates back to 1985, intended to encour- such as clinical depression and opioid ity affiliated with Indian River Medical
In addition, he has overseen the train- age people to donate to education. addiction, the same way they treat ill- Center, the Behavioral Health Center.
ing of dozens of medical students, resi- nesses of the body, such as cancer and Operated by the Hospital District and
dents, fellows and post-docs at the Vero A motion to dismiss the suit was filed heart disease.” under the IRMC lease, the 46-bed men-
clinic, one of several community-based on behalf of the Legislature last year, tal health center is part of negotiations
satellites of the UF College of Medicine. claiming that due to separation of pow- In addition to those increased out- currently underway with Cleveland Clin-
ers, a judge could not order the legisla- of-network costs, the Milliman study ic. The District administrator, Ann Marie
That exposure could eventually in- ture to free up the funds. But in January, showed primary care providers received Suriano, says the center is expected to be
spire freshly minted psychiatrists to per- a Leon County judge refused to dismiss 22 percent more in reimbursement for a part of the new partnership when a de-
manently relocate to this area, a vital in- the lawsuit. That decision allows the suit office visits than mental health providers. finitive agreement is reached.
fusion given that nearly half of all local to go forward.
psychiatrists are 65 or over. “It’s very difficult to make money in According to Creelman, the center
“Good news!” texted Creelman from outpatient psychiatry and therapy to typically employs around seven doctor-
Should they not be able to raise the his conference. He was well aware of the begin with,” said Brett Hall, director of al-level practitioners. IRMC’s Behavioral
funding, UF officials in Gainesville had frozen grants, but not of the suit or its the Mental Health Collaborative, an um- Health Center has a staff of seven doc-
given notice they would close the clinic, progress. brella agency which worked to bring the
Creelman told Hospital District trustees. UF clinic to Vero. “Mental health profes- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
The other key component in the UF
The fault was not the clinic’s, accord- center’s financial struggle is one shared
ing to Creelman’s presentation to the by mental health practitioners across the
trustees. Nor was it the fault of UF; it was nation: an ongoing inequity in insurance
only thanks to the university’s sound fi- reimbursement as compared to primary
nancial management that donor dollars care and other health services.
had gone as far as they had over the past
nine years. Creelman also said the clinic Another legislative action – this time
was among the top performing centers at the federal level – should have pro-
in the department. vided some relief to the clinic. The same
year the psychiatric center opened in
Rather, UF’s dean of the College of Vero, Congress passed the Mental Health
Medicine lay the blame on shamefully Parity Act, an effort to address the dis-
low insurance reimbursement rates – 32 parity in insurance reimbursement rates
cents on the dollar, Creelman said Friday for mental health practitioners, among
as he headed to New York for a medical other things.
conference. Breaking even was never go-
ing to happen, he said with resignation. That law apparently lacked teeth. To-
day, in most states, psychiatrists and
Of the $300,000 needed for the next other mental health providers are reim-
academic year, Creelman was asking the bursed at rates ranging from 30 percent
Hospital District for $125,000, confident to 70 percent of what doctors outside of
he could raise the balance through other mental health receive. That’s even when
organizations plus donations. non-mental health doctors treat patients
for mental health issues: a family phy-
The District voted to oblige him. sician prescribing anti-depressants, for
“I’ve made two presentations so far to example.
United Way, and I think they are going to
come through with $45,000,” Creelman The law was also aimed at bringing
said. more practitioners into insurance net-
He is now working on a longer-term works, thereby lowering patient costs
survival plan that would target UF’s “Ga- significantly. That hasn’t happened ei-
tor Nation” – University of Florida alum- ther. An assessment of the law’s effec-
ni donors. tiveness released last fall by Milliman,
What is clear is that the culprit in the a worldwide actuarial and consulting
budget crunch was not a shortage of pa- firm, looked at insurance claims data of
tients. In a decade, the clinic has been 42 million Americans over a three-year
visited 88,000 times, serving more than span.
7,500 people with mental health needs
in Vero and surrounding communities. It showed, among other issues, that
All too aware of the dire need of psy- people needing outpatient psychiatric

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UF PSYCHIATRY CLINIC in UF’s future; it was disbanded by its CITY MARINA looking at,” O’Connor said.
namesake, Ellie McCabe a year ago, but “It could turn out that nobody has any
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 not without providing seed money for CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
a new initiative under the Indian Riv- interest and that’s the end of that,” said
tors. The Mental Health Association has er Community Foundation, called The ion, farming out the management of the City Council member Val Zudans, adding
two psychiatrists split among the three Fund for Better Mental Health in Indian marina would only add an extra layer of that the entire process needs to be trans-
counties. An estimated half-dozen oth- River County. costs for few benefits, and that the city parent so the public can see all proposals
er independent psychiatrists practice in would likely still get stuck with major capi- that come in.
Vero or Sebastian. At this point, Creelman is hoping that tal improvements. A lease, he said could be
the die-hard Gator fans think beyond a better option. O’Connor said there are different types
In Indian River County, Hall says, the football goal posts and throw their sup- of leases and that the city could tailor an
wait to get an appointment with a psy- port to the UF College of Medicine’s out- He found six firms, some of them out agreement to meet its needs. “We could al-
chiatrist is 30 to 60 days. Hall said that post in Vero Beach. of state, that could lease and operate the most be as creative as we want to be in the
wait is not remarkable as compared to marina. The next step is to go to those way we want to go,” he said.
medical specialties. He adds “it would be “I feel confident we can count on the firms and ask for them for a letter of in-
very bad” without the UF center easing Gator Nation,” said Creelman. “We need terest. “I would like them to come down The marina is an enterprise fund, mean-
the provider shortage. to raise $1.5 million to give us five years and visit the marina so they know what ing that it’s operated on user fees and it’s
of bridge funds to cover the loss every we have and the conditions that we’re not supposed to be a drain on taxpayers.
The McCabe Foundation is no longer year of $300,000.”  Some years it does break even, but fre-
quently the city has to kick in money from
the general fund to cover some marina ex-
penses. In turn, the marina fund transfers
$102,000 per year back to the general fund
to offset administrative expenses provided
by the city such as management and legal
staff, human resources and purchasing.

In a letter read in his absence, Council-
man Tony Young said he advocates the city
preserving revenue sources and looking at
obtaining other forms of revenue to meet
commitments such as the growing cost of
healthcare for city employees. Divesting
the city of its enterprise funds, the marina
among them, Young said, is not the way to
accomplish this.

The Indian River Neighborhood Asso-
ciation rallied residents to speak from the
podium against the idea of Vero getting

rid of its enterprise funds, but Zudans said
that the majority of Vero residents think
the city may not be the most efficient op-
erator of various services, including the
marina.

Zudans wants Vero to take a hard look
at outsourcing its water-sewer utility and
trash services as well.

That approach has drawn fire from peo-
ple like former councilman Brian Heady
and others who cry foul, saying the actions
Zudans advocates are akin to dismantling or
liquidating city assets or even the city itself.

“I take offense at the idea that I’m trying
to disincorporate the city,” Zudans said.
He said he’s only trying to do what he sees
as his job as a council member– to bring
quality services to the residents at the low-
est possible cost, and to look at all the op-
tions for doing so.

Council member Laura Moss said one of
the reasons why the city is as beautiful as
it is, is because the city maintains control

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CITY MARINA ... if you go to an outsider you’ve got to con- SIGNS OF INCREASED POLLUTION
sider all those sums.” Winger said the city AT BLUE CYPRESS LAKE REPORTED
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 also needs to take a comprehensive look at
the marina’s rates, and to make sure that it By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer which both fuel algae blooms. Only phos-
over things like its marina. doesn’t fall even deeper into disrepair. [email protected] phorus is spiking in the lake, “because the
“We need to give it more of a shot before land doesn’t need it so the run-off is great-
Vice Mayor Lange Sykes said he’s frus- County Commissioner Bob Solari raised er,” she said.
we turn it over to somebody else,” said Deb- trated by the lack of progress on repairs the alarm last week about deteriorating
ra Daige, claiming that the marina and its and capital improvements at the marina, conditions at Blue Cypress Lake, where Indian River County treats and disposes
staff have been slighted in recent budget. despite the money being committed for increasing phosphorous levels have raised its sludge at its landfill. “They do the re-
these projects. the specter of algae blooms that could kill sponsible thing,” Rinaman said, “and now
“If you go to an outsider, remember the off plant and animal life and be dangerous they’re suffering from sludge being import-
economics,” said former council mem- He gave an example of a wall that sits to boaters and fishermen. ed into their county.”
ber Dick Winger. He pointed out that the there half painted for several weeks. “It’s
marina is bogged down in debt from land little things like that that are frustrating to St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman at- The amount of sludge coming into the
purchases and building construction, plus me,” Sykes said. “As a city, let’s put togeth- tributes the surge in phosphorus to human county has been increasing as the muck has
the ongoing costs of repairs. “If you rent er a plan to figure out the most fiscally re- sewage sludge being used as fertilizer by been banned in other watersheds.
the thing, some way or another you’ve got sponsible way that we can operate the best farms in the watershed. More than 16 mil-
to cover the $320,000 payment on the loan marina that we can.”  lion pounds of the phosphorous- and ni- The Florida Department of Environ-
trogen-laden waste material was imported mental Protection has greatly increased the
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Now, though, a St. Johns River Manage-
ment District study has shown rising levels Rinaman said she has asked the Florida
of chlorophyll in the lake, an indication the Department of Environmental Protection
ecology is changing due to an increase in what they were doing about the problem.
phosphorous, a nutrient that can feed toxic
algae blooms. “They said they would look at their nutri-
ent management plan. ‘Not good enough,’
Algae blooms, which have increasingly I told them,” Rinaman said. “I asked they
plagued Florida lakes and coastal areas in come up with an immediate stop-gap mea-
recent years, are dreaded because they can sure. They have not responded. There has
quickly tip a healthy ecosystem into deadly been a lot of silence.”
decline. They deplete oxygen, block sun-
light, and produce toxins that kill off sub- Rinaman points out the state “spent
aqueous plants and animals. Some forms hundreds of millions of dollars to improve
of algae are dangerous to humans and do- the St. Johns headwaters” over the last 10
mestic animals. years or so, “and now they’re undoing it,
wasting those tax dollars.”
The problem of increased nutrient
loading at Blue Cypress Lake, as well as David Gunter, superintendent of the
other water bodies in the upper St. Johns Indian River Farms Water Control District,
River watershed – which includes parts of said he did not agree with Rinaman’s con-
Indian River, Brevard and Osceola coun- clusion that the phosphorus spike in Blue
ties – has been taken up by St. Johns Riv- Cypress Lake is due to sludge application.
erkeeper, a privately-funded watchdog
organization. The DEP requires sludge applications
be about half a mile from a water body,
Rinaman studied Florida Department he said, which offers a buffer. The farmers
of Environmental Protection permits for break up the sludge, turn it under and then
sludge applications, discovering that “73 roll the land before it rains to ensure the
percent of the sludge goes to these three nutrients don’t run off, but go into the soil,
counties.” Gunter said.

Sludge is the byproduct of sewage treat- To determine the source of phospho-
ment plants and contains the nutrients rus, a year’s worth of data needs to be
phosphorus and nitrogen, Rinaman said, amassed, with samples taken at the same
time and place, noting rain and storm
events, which track the water basin trib-
utaries, Gunter said. 

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industry, and the third-fastest annual dustry, which has been booming as
job-growth rate (3.7 percent) in “oth- more seasonal residents and visitors
er services,” a catch-all category that flock to the county each year.
includes auto repair, car washes, hair
salons, funeral homes, pet care and The area also added 200 jobs in the
religious organizations. financial activities field and anoth-
er 100-plus in manufacturing, where
Local employment in the manufac- much of the increase can be attribut-
turing industry jumped 5.3 percent. ed to Vero Beach-based Piper Aircraft,
which has been expanding its work-
On the flip side, however, the em- force to meet a growing, post-reces-
ployment rate in the Sebastian-Vero sion demand for small training, per-
Beach metro area barely moved – up sonal and business airplanes.
1 percent for a net increase of 500
jobs – because of losses in other in- “For the past year or so, Piper has
dustries, particularly professional and been hiring, which certainly helps,”
business services, which had 300 few- Caseltine said.
er workers.
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MOUNT DUMP which is included in Thalle’s construction
cost. The dirt that will be used has to meet
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 state standards, Burke said.

to CDM Smith ofVero Beach in July 2017, will The leachate collection system and
total a little over $2 million by project end. storm water management system at the
site will be expanded, including the con-
The county has money for the closure struction of a new lift station and water
on hand in a DEP-mandated escrow ac- main extension. New interior roads will
count, but only has about $2.2 million also need to be built.
available to build the new section, leaving
it $5.8 million short. The landfill gas system, which collects
methane gas produced by decomposing
Utilities Director Vincent Burke told garbage, will be expanded. Forty new gas
county commissioners the shortfall will wells, with new head piping and pumps,
be a key item in the Solid Waste Disposal will be added.
District’s upcoming budget presentation
for fiscal 2018-19. Polyethylene geomem- INEOS, a biofuel company that went
branes will be sewn together to line the out of business in 2016, purchased about
new site. $25,000 a year in gas when it was operat-
ing. Now the gas is being burned off, or
“The proper installation of these liners “flared,” since there is no buyer, said Solid
is critical to the long-term integrity of our Waste Disposal District Managing Director
landfill and the protection of the underly- Himanshu Mehta.
ing groundwater system,” Burke said.
“After we get the cap on [the closed cell],
Fill to stabilize the foundation of the the decomposition will increase,” Mehta
new cell and to cap and grade the sides said. “Then we’ll know better what volume
of the old cell will cost about $5 million, we have to sell.” 

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MY TAKE $15,000 and attracted players ranked PHOTO: JOHN PEARSE of the ITF and ATP World Tour be-
from No. 1,219 to No. 402. fore a date could be assigned on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 USTA officials say the tournament, the schedule.
So when Fish first learned of the re- which has been played in Vero Beach
“We’d love to move up to the Challeng- structuring, he admitted, “It’s pretty since 1995, had become one of the cir- Challengers already are played
er level, if not next year, then eventually,” scary.” cuit’s most successful stops – one that in April and May in Sarasota, Tal-
said Tom Fish, who is Windsor’s tennis has been wildly popular with players, lahassee and Savannah, Ga. Walk-
director as well as chairman of the Vero His fears, though, have been calmed. who praise the community’s strong sup- er believes a mid-May tournament
Beach-based foundation started by his The new International Tennis Federa- port for the event. in Vero Beach would be a good fit,
son, Mardy, a retired top-10 player. tion format replaces the USTA’s “Futures” geographically and on the calen-
events with a “Transition Tour,” designed “The players love coming here,” Walk- dar.
“For that to be financially doable, to more effectively link the ITF’s Juniors er said.
though, we’d really have to sell it to the circuit to the men’s and women’s world “To do a Challenger, we’d need
community and get sponsors to contrib- tours. The game’s governing bodies, howev- the hotels and probably need to
ute more,” Fish added. “We’d need the Transition Tour events will have er, have decided there are too many play- take over more of the club at Grand
corporate community to step up even 32-player singles draws and offer prize ers playing professional tennis. Harbor, and that’s easier to do in
more that it’s doing now.” money of $15,000 or $25,000. The $25,000 May,” Walker said. “Also, having a
tournaments will continue to award pro- A recent ITF study found: Of the Challenger in mid-May helps from
It’s an ambitious goal: The Challeng- fessional tennis rankings points, but 14,000-plus players who compete annu- the standpoint of getting players.
er Tour is a big step up, the men’s tennis only to finalists and semifinalists – and ally in pro tournaments, fewer than 350 “They can come to Vero Beach to play
version of Triple-A baseball, just one lev- only for 2019. men and just over 250 women financially on the clay here, then go to Orlando, get
el below the major-league World Tour. In 2020, pro rankings points will be break even, and more than half earn no on a plane to Paris and play the French
awarded only at Challenger-level tour- prize money. Open qualifying,” also on clay.
With prize money ranging from nament and above. Fish said the Futures tournament
$50,000 to $150,000 at nearly 100 sites According to Randy Walker, a former The new tournament structure, de- brought about $500,000 annually into
around the world, Challenger events at- USTA press officer and part-time Moor- signed to ensure that prize money at the local economy. He projected a Chal-
tract higher-ranked players – most are ings resident who serves as the local pro tournaments allows more players to lenger would generate three times that
ranked among the top 200 in the world tournament’s co-director, Vero Beach make a living, will reduce the number amount.
– with more-recognizable names, large already has been offered a date on the of ranked pros from 3,000 to 1,500 – 750 In addition, Walker said all Challeng-
crowds and strong corporate sponsors. Transition Tour’s 2019 schedule. men and 750 women. ers are televised online, which would
“They’ve invited us to be a $25,000 tour- provide increased exposure for Vero
That’s a big jump from the soon-to- nament the week of April 29th, and they’ve “Our plan now is to have a $25,000 Beach, the Fish foundation and the tour-
cease United States Tennis Association offered to subsidize a portion of the in- Transition Tour event next year and then nament’s sponsors.
Pro Circuit, where “Futures” tourna- crease in prize money,” Walker said. “They go for a Challenger,” Walker said. “We’re “A Challenger here certainly is possi-
ments are the professional game’s bot- know the history and reputation of the already lobbying for a Challenger in ble,” Fish said. “This tournament has a
tom rung, a proving ground for top ju- tournament here – it’s the longest-running 2020, probably in mid-May.” great reputation on the Pro Circuit, and
niors, college players and upstart pros. $15,000 event on the circuit – and they they want to keep it going here. We have
wanted to give us the first option.” Both Fish and Walker said they believe a lot of ideas, and we have some time to
The prize money at this year’s Vero Vero Beach, with an increased subsidy look at things.”
Beach tournament, which was played from the USTA for at least the first few Ultimately, though, money will be the
two weeks ago at Grand Harbor, was only years, could support a Challenger, which deciding factor.
would require putting up $75,000 in Vero Beach has proven itself to be a
prize money or $50,000 in prize money tennis town, and there’s no doubt there
plus hotel rooms for the players. are plenty of folks who will enthusiasti-
cally come out to support a Challenger
Adding Vero Beach to the Challenger tournament with higher-ranked players
Tour, though, would need the approval and more familiar names.
But is the local business community
ready, willing and able to step up?
We’ll see.
“People here need to know that, no
matter which way we go, they’re going
to see amazing tennis,” Walker said. “It’s
going to be the same quality of tennis
you’re seeing now or better.”
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Ear, nose and throat doc hails new ETD procedure

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer months or even years.
[email protected] Vero Beach Otolaryngologist Dr. Jeffrey

Eustachian tube dysfunction, or ETD, is a Livingston says victims of the condition
common and annoying condition that some commonly experience “fullness or con-
people may have had for years without even gestion or popping in their ears, or have
knowing it. something called baro-challenge, which is
difficulty clearing their ears in certain sit-
The Eustachian tubes are small channels uations like on an airplane flight or when
that run between the middle ear and the scuba diving.
upper throat. Their job is to equalize ear
pressure and drain fluid from the middle “There’s a large number of people,” Liv-
ear. When they’re not functioning properly, ingston continues, “who may have had it
they can cause dulled hearing and a feeling their entire life … [and until recently] we
of pressure or fullness that can last for days, didn’t have a good solution for that problem.”

Dr. Jeffrey Livingston.

PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE

That’s the bad news about ETD. Eustachian tube balloon dilation.
The good news is a new and effective
treatment has been approved by the FDA. opinion of the newly-approved procedure.
It’s called the Eustachian tube balloon di- It says “inserting a small, balloon-like de-
lation system and Dr. Livingston is excited vice in a blocked Eustachian tube may bring
about it. lasting relief to the millions of children and
“This is first time we have a procedure to adults who suffer from chronic Eustachian
fix the Eustachian tube,” the ear, nose and tube dysfunction each year. Duke ear nose
throat specialist says, “and this can be a and throat doctors … say it has the poten-
permanent fix as opposed to just temporiz- tial to significantly reduce the need for ear
ing by ventilating the ears.” tubes and other ear surgeries.”
Giving the CliffsNotes version of the new
procedure, Livingston explains that the Meanwhile, ENT Today, a publication of
lower part of the Eustachian tube has “a the Triological Society of American and the
kind of cartilaginous lining. When we in- American College of Surgeons, says “a study
flate this balloon, it compresses the muco- of 100 Eustachian tube dilations with fol-
sa and causes it to resurface or reline. That low-ups over two years showed a 70-percent
causes [the lining] to flatten and helps the success rate.”
tube become more open.”
“I had a patient recently,” Livingston “I’m excited about this ear procedure,”
continues, “who told me that her ears had says the general and pediatric ear, nose and
felt full for 30 years. We did this procedure throat and endoscopic sinus surgery spe-
and now her ears feel perfect. She was re- cialist. “There’s nothing better. All I want to
ally thankful and I was thankful that I had do is have my patients do well, minimize the
something I could offer her. Last year or degree of risk and maximize the degree of
two years ago I’d have had to say, ‘I’m sorry. success. Those are things that I love doing.”
There’s not much I can do about this.
“It’s great to have something that’s min- Dr. Jeffery Livingston is with Vero ENT at
imally invasive and low-risk that can actu- 1325 36th Street, Suite A in Vero Beach. The
ally solve a problem. It’s a home run in my phone number is 772-563-0015. 
book.”
Before this balloon dilation system be-
came available, medical treatment options
were limited to what Livingston calls “top-
ical nasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Na-
sacort,” or topical decongestants, like Afrin,
Sudafed or Neo-Synephrine, or inserting
tubes into the ear. But those solutions
were – at best – temporary. And sometimes
downright annoying.
Livingston says that inserting artifi-
cial tubes sometimes “made the ear sound
echo-y,” a condition called autophony, but
the new treatment does not have that side
effect.
Duke Health backs up Livingston’s high



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Many causes of – and cures for – leaky bladders

By Fred Cicetti | Columnist problem all the time, so there is no need to laugh or put pressure on the bladder in other incontinence.”
be embarrassed. ways, you have “stress incontinence.” There are many ways to treat urinary in-
Q. I’m having a devil of time controlling my
bladder. Any suggestions? Your doctor may do a number of tests on • When you can’t hold urine, you have continence; the best method to use is deter-
your urine, blood and bladder. You may be “urge incontinence.” mined by the type of problem.
About 10 percent of men and women over asked to keep a daily chart about your uri-
the age of 65 have trouble with bladder con- nation. • When small amounts of urine leak from You can train your bladder with exercises
trol, a condition officially known as urinary a bladder that is always full, you have “over- and biofeedback. You can also chart your uri-
incontinence. Women suffer from this more There are several different types of urinary flow incontinence.” nation and then empty your bladder before
than men. incontinence. you might leak.
• Many older people who have normal
During urination, muscles in the bladder • If urine leaks when you sneeze, cough, bladder control, but have difficulty getting Your doctor has other tools he can use.
contract, forcing urine into the urethra, a to the bathroom in time, have “functional There are urethral plugs and vaginal in-
tube that carries urine out of the body. At the serts for women with stress incontinence.
same time, muscles surrounding the urethra There are medicines that relax muscles,
relax and let the urine pass. If the bladder helping the bladder to empty more fully
muscles contract or the muscles surrounding during urination. Other medications tight-
the urethra relax without warning, the result en muscles in the bladder and urethra to
is incontinence. cut down leakage.

Short-term incontinence is caused by in- Surgery can improve or cure inconti-
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If the problem persists, it might be caused a change in the position of the bladder or
by weak bladder muscles, overactive blad- blockage due to an enlarged prostate. Com-
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prostate or damage to nerves that control volves pulling the bladder up and securing
the bladder from diseases such as multiple it. When stress incontinence is serious, the
sclerosis or Parkinson’s. surgeon may use a wide sling. This holds up
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Read it and sweep: Housework is good for your health

By Maria Canfield | Correspondent er spent their time. The MTUS was first put something they say has never before been Sharon Paxton.
[email protected] together by researchers from the University investigated.
of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and in- PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
A new study out of Germany has good cluded data on over 15,000 men and 20,000 The verdict? On average, older men
news for older men and women about a women living across a number of countries, engaged in household activities 3.1
topic they likely don’t give much thought – including the United States, the U.K., Italy hours daily, while older women
housework. and Germany. spent 4.7 daily hours on those ac-
tivities.
The study was led by Nicholas Adjei and An earlier study from the University of
Tilman Brand of the University of Bremen California-San Diego School of Medicine According to study co-leader
in Germany and was designed to get a bet- reported on the health benefits of “light Brand, this inequitable division
ter idea of how adults spend their time in physical activity,” a category that much of housework is problematic;
later life, and how certain everyday activ- housework falls into. While the University he says “in order to achieve eq-
ities impact their health. The results were of Bremen study drew its conclusions from uity in health, there should be
recently published in the journal BMC the self-reporting of MTUS participants a balance in the distribution
Public Health. about their health, the California study of household tasks among
used objective data, and indicated that the older men and women.”
The researchers found that people over risk of mortality fell by 12 percent for every
age 65 who spend between at least 3 hours 30 minutes of daily light physical activity. Sharon Paxton’s ad-
each day on housework were 25 percent vice on how
more likely to report good health, compared Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D., a professor in the to make that
to those who engage in those activities for Department of Family Medicine and Public happen: “The
less than 2 hours each day. Health, is the lead author of the University key is effective
of California study. She says “we don’t have communication about who is responsible
These results make sense to Sharon Pax- to be running marathons to stay healthy. for what. And if one partner doesn’t ac-
ton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with The paradigm needs to shift when we complish their responsibilities, the other
a private practice in Vero Beach. She says think about being active. Every movement should not pick up the slack, as that can
“housework chores – such as dusting, vac- counts. A lot of what we do on a daily basis lead to arguments, resentment and bit-
uuming, loading the dishwasher, and doing is improving our health, such as walking to terness.”
laundry – improve our core strength, which the mail box, strolling around the neighbor-
in turn improves our balance and stability. hood, folding clothes, and straightening up Sharon Paxton’s private practice is locat-
Good core strength also provides protection the house.” ed at 1850 43rd Ave in Vero Beach; her phone
for our spinal cord and internal organs.” number is 772-321-4575. 
Vero’s Paxton adds, “Research shows that
As defined by the study, housework goes the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular
well beyond cleaning and cooking; it also disease, high blood pressure, and accidental
includes gardening, household repairs, food falls increase fractures can be life-changing
shopping, making doctor appointments, events. Daily chores such as cooking and
managing budgets, paying bills, organiz- housework break up sedentary time, and
ing insurance information, buying presents walking reduces the risk of osteoporosis for
for family and friends, arranging holiday both women and men. The more you do, the
get-togethers, and planning vacations. greater the health benefits.”

Study co-leader Adjei says “the percent- Having a tidy, well-ordered home with
age of those aged 65 years and above is in- things squared away and taken care
creasing globally due to higher life expec- of, likely contributes to psychological
tancy. It is important to understand how well-being and benefits health in a range
older adults spend their time in these later of ways.
years and the possible positive and nega-
tive implications for their health.” Using the same MTUS data, the re-
searchers from Germany also studied the
To reach their conclusion about the difference between older men and wom-
health benefits of housework, Adjei and en on the time they spent on housework,
Brand analyzed data from the Multination- using the broad definition noted above –
al Time Use Study (MTUS), which provided
information on how people aged 65 and old-

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Bonzo says Boo-Boo is one special poocheroo

Hi Dog Buddies! Boo Boo when they let me out to potty, I made a trouble I’d been. She told Mom
break for it. I shimmied up the 5-foot fence not to worry, that she’d do it.
This week I innerviewed a pooch with PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD and took off. I HAD to find her. The nurse
an unusual, sad an happy tail. chased me, but I was too fast. Just not fast “My Mom went to Heaven
I was out on enough to catch Mom. I searched for hours pretty soon after that.
Boo-Boo Seguin is definitely a mix, but my daily potty break. She saw how weak but finally, I had to give up. I was hungry
of what it’s hard to say. He looks like he was an wobbly I was, an asked my human if and tired, so I found my way back to the “I’m ashamed to say, I kept
put together by a committee that didn’t she could have me. Thank Lassie, she said nurse’s house. (Mom always said I have hidin’ from everybody, and just
discuss it first, but don’t get me wrong, he’s OK, so my second human was my ackshull “street smarts.”) being a poop for a long time.
super cool lookin.’ (In fact, I’m thinkin’ of Mom. She loved me to pieces, an was so The nurse tried real hard to find
getting’ some hair gel and tryin’ a mohawk nice an kind.” “The rest of the weekend was awful. I a good home for me but who’d
myself.) kept tryin’ to run away, even though the want a dog that was scared of
“Awww,” I said, writing like mad. nurse an her huzz-bun were only bein’ everything an hid under stuff
Boo-Boo greeted me an my Assistant “We were so happy for a coupla years, nice to me. Finally, when my Mom got an didn’t eat an was gloomy all
very puh-lightly, innerduced us to his Mom but then Mom got sick. Really bad sick. She back, I couldn’t stop givin’ her kisses.” the time? The nurse’s huzz-bun
an Dad, Kim an Jim, an got us situated. hadda go to the hos-piddle a lot, an she even set a 30-day deadline be-
hadda nurse, but she wasn’t getting better. Boo paused an sniffed. “Then Mom got fore I hadda go to a shelter.”
His coat was mostly brown an black When Mom’s human daughter hadda lid- worse. She was real worried about me, an
brindle, very on-trend. His feet an face had dle baby human, Mom wanted to go see asked the same nurse if she’d please take “So, how’d you finally find
longer kinda curly grayish, white-ish fur, them before it was Too Late. Mom’s nurse me if anything happened to her. Well, Bonz, this wonderful forever family,
sticking up in all directions. An then there said she’d take care of me the weekend here’s the part that’s amazin’ to me, even Boo?” I asked.
was the beard, an the eyebrows. Mom was away. now: The nurse never told Mom how much
“Well, Bonz, I hafta admit, after my bad “This is my favorite part,
I guess I was staring, cuz Boo-Boo said, start, then getting’ rescued by my wonder- DON’T BE SHY Bonz. My Forever Family had
smiling, “Yeah, I know. I have Andy Rooney ful Mom, who I’d stuck to like glue, when been there all along.”
eyebrows. I don’t have a clue who he is, but she left, I thought I’d never see her again. We are always looking for pets He’d been sittin’ on the couch leanin’
Mom an Dad’s frens think it’s hilarious. The So, when I got to the nurse’s house, I was with interesting stories. against his Mom. “See, my Mom’s a nurse.”
mohawk’s natch-rull. At the dog park, they scared to bits. I didn’t know these humans. She patted his furry head. An, Woof! it hit
say I look like a mix between a tiger and a Or their two dogs. I just sat by the door an To set up an interview, email me. His MOM was THE nurse. I put my
VERY brave Schnauzer.” cried like a puppy.” [email protected] notebook down.
“Oh, Boo.” I wiped my nose with my “Even though I was a big mess, they
We laughed. paw. Boo continued. didn’t abandon me.” He gave his Mom
“Dog,” I thought to myself, “I’m glad he “NOW I know they were helpin’ me, but a liddle slurp. “The 30 days passed, an
has a sense of humor.” back THEN, I just wanted my Mom. So, turned into weeks, then months, an, one
“Boo-Boo”, I said, “you are one Super day, it’s like the sun came back out. Now I
Cool Poocheroo.” try to be the Best, Most Lovin’ Pooch Ever.
“About that name,” he said. “Boo-Boo’s When Mom an Dad retired, we all moved
my given name, but Mom an Dad call me down here, to Sebastian, an we’re havin’
Boo-Man, Boo-Cephus, Boo-Man-Chu, the Best Time Ever! I love hangin’ out in
and Mom calls me her Boo-Buddy. But you the yard with ‘the Boys,’ Bowser an Nemo.
know what, Bonz, between us, how ’bout I go kayaking, an for walks with Dad, an we
just call me Boo.” TRA-vel all over the country in our MO-
“Works for me, Boo.” DERhome. Turns out, this is the best thing
“I think I’m about 10,” he began. “But that could have happened to me, Bonz.”
there’s a lot I don’t remember, so that’s just Heading home, I was thinkin’ about the
a guess. Anyway, I grew up in Georgia, an last thing Boo said to me, an how wise an
my first human (no way I’d call her Mom) true it is: “Change is always scary, but you
wasn’t that fond of dogs. She kept me in a have to give new people (an pooches) a
liddle cat carrier on the porch, an let me chance.”
out once a day to Do My Duty.
“One day a neighbor lady came by when The Bonz

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Treasure Coast Sotheby’s launches
partnership with Maine broker

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s broker Mi- An aerial view of the Maine coast. brokerage in Maine, by a wide margin. The partnership between the two So-
chael Thorpe has high hopes for an inno- Legacy’s main office in Portland is less theby’s brokerages came about when
vative partnership he has launched with Coast between Kennebunkport and Cam- Lynch and his wife, “who will soon be
the top luxury brokerage in Maine to cross den, all located in picturesque seaside than two miles from Portland Internation- empty-nesters,” decided to buy a Florida
market properties in Maine and Vero. towns with strong luxury markets that reg- al Jetport. Elite offers one-way flights to home. The couple had a group of friends
ularly appear on lists of the prettiest and Vero from the Jetport for $199. Lynch, who with ties to Vero Beach and The Moorings
“I anticipate a couple of sales a month most pleasant places in the state. lives 15 minutes from the Portland airport, Yacht and Country Club.
to begin with,” says Thorpe. “That will be says he can leave his house 45 minutes
easy to achieve. The coastal, water-sport, According to figures provided by before takeoff and make the flight with no They first laid eyes on Vero in Janu-
luxury lifestyle along the Maine coast and Lynch, Legacy sells more homes priced at problem. ary, and Lynch says “we felt very much
here in Vero are similar and the seasons are $400,000 and up, and more homes priced
opposite. at $1 million and higher, than any other

“Their nicest months are July, August
and September, when it is hot and muggy
and rainy in Vero. September is heaven up
there – sunny, low humidity and tempera-
tures in the 70s. Once people realize the
genius of spending the best months here
and the best months there, the idea sells
itself, especially with Elite Airways now
flying direct from Vero to Portland. Those
flights are the tipping point.”

The partnership is with Legacy Proper-
ties Sotheby’s International Realty, which
is owned by Chris Lynch and has five of-
fices along a 110-mile stretch of the Maine

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Images of Vero Beach.

at home. The lifestyle is not dissimilar to the town, while Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Christmas – January, February and March “I have no doubt it will be a great situ-
where we live, with boating and fishing advertises and talks up vacation homes – is ideal. Same with Vero folks, living here ation” for both Sotheby’s brokerages, says
and spending time at the beach.” in Kennebunkport, Portland, Brunswick, nine months out of the year and spending Lynch, who is looking forward to coming
Damariscotta, Camden and other seaside July, August and September up there.” to Vero with his family next season. 
The Lynches went out with Thorpe and towns in Maine.
his wife and partner, Kim Thorpe, on that
first visit and looked at a dozen or so hous- “We will use print advertising as well
es, including a 2,200-square-foot house as all of our social media channels,” says
with a pool and dock on Windward Way. Montgomery. “I expect that Mike will go to
Maine to speak with Legacy’s agents and
They looked at another “10 or 15 homes” give them an inside feel for the Vero mar-
on a second trip, but kept their eye on the ket and Chris Lynch will come and speak
Windward Way property, in the communi- with our agents here.”
ty where they had friends, and when the
price dropped, they pulled the trigger and “This will be an ongoing, permanent
purchased the home. campaign,” Thorpe says. “There has been
a slow trickle of folks from Maine who
The deal closed in mid-April and Lynch have discovered Vero, not many yet, but
says the Vero-Maine connection got an they are here. And they are trying to get
immediate boost the day of the closing. their friends and relatives down here and
the Elite Airways direct flight is going to
“I was hanging around the house the increase exponentially.
day of the closing and out in the yard and
met some of the people in the neighbor- “For people up there, coming to Vero
hood. Two of them are already working during the cold Maine months after
with our agents to rent summer places in
Maine.”

When he is not using it, Lynch plans
to make his Moorings home available to
his agents, so they can experience Vero’s
charm and learn about the market as a
prelude to selling homes here to their cli-
ents.

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s marketing
director Kayla Montgomery says there
will be an integrated cross-selling strat-
egy that will include Legacy advertising
Vero properties in Maine and talking up

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: APRIL 30 THROUGH MAY 4

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The mainland real estate market was red hot last week, as an astounding 61 single-family resi-
dences and lots sold from April 30-May 4 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 6610 Martinique Way. First listed in Feb-
ruary for $549,000, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,829-square-foot house fetched $525,000 on
April 30.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the residence at 1602 Laconia Street. First listed in January for
$385,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot house sold for $375,000 on April 30.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$525,000
VERO BEACH 6610 MARTINIQUE WAY 2/5/2018 $549,000 4/30/2018 $465,000
VERO BEACH 6210 55TH AVENUE 12/8/2017 $525,000 4/30/2018 $375,000
SEBASTIAN 1602 LACONIA STREET 1/27/2018 $385,000 4/30/2018 $375,000
VERO BEACH 1672 VICTORIA CIRCLE 2/2/2018 $389,000 4/30/2018 $365,000
SEBASTIAN 5932 RIVER RUN DRIVE UNIT#5932 2/28/2018 $379,900 5/1/2018 $335,000
VERO BEACH 4793 WOOD DUCK CIRCLE 1/19/2018 $350,000 5/2/2018 $316,296
VERO BEACH 6390 MONSERRAT DRIVE 2/17/2018 $344,140 4/30/2018 $308,000
SEBASTIAN 648 BRUSH FOOT DRIVE 2/28/2018 $314,500 5/1/2018 $290,000
VERO BEACH 6417 55TH SQUARE 1/26/2018 $307,000 4/30/2018 $280,000
VERO BEACH 716 46TH SQUARE 2/8/2018 $300,000 5/3/2018 $278,500
VERO BEACH 2195 3RD LANE SW 11/9/2017 $319,900 5/4/2018 $277,000
VERO BEACH 3610 73RD PLACE 11/15/2017 $310,000 5/1/2018 $270,000
VERO BEACH 6135 60TH COURT 3/28/2018 $285,000 4/30/2018 $265,000
SEBASTIAN 106 DAY DRIVE 3/14/2018 $275,000 4/30/2018

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

6210 55th Avenue, Vero Beach 1602 Laconia Street, Sebastian

Listing Date: 12/8/2017 Listing Date: 1/27/2018
Original Price: $525,000 Original Price: $385,000
Sold: 4/30/2018 Sold: 4/30/2018
Selling Price: $465,000 Selling Price: $375,000
Listing Agent: Cami Kanner Listing Agent: Jen Goodall

Selling Agent: The Land Corporation of Fl Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty

Jennifer Martin Larry Larson

RE/MAX Crown Realty Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

1672 Victoria Circle, Vero Beach 5932 River Run Drive Unit #5932, Sebastian

Listing Date: 2/2/2018 Listing Date: 2/28/2018
Original Price: $389,000 Original Price: $379,900
Sold: 4/30/2018 Sold: 5/1/2018
Selling Price: $375,000 Selling Price: $365,000
Listing Agent: Diane De Francisci Listing Agent: Carolyn Plante

Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Brenda Montgomery Gustav Brugger

Alex MacWilliam, Inc. RE/MAX Crown Realty

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ARTS EXHIBITIONS
IN ‘SEASON’ AT 3 PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
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By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 As the crazy-busy Season,
with its plethora of cultural
activities, begins winding down,
consider spending a few pleasant,
leisurely hours enjoying the newest
exhibits at a few of our local art gal-
leries. Here is a trio of suggestions,
among many possibilities.
At the Vero Beach Museum of Art:
this weekend is your final opportu-
nity to take in “Shadow & Light: The
Etchings of Martin Lewis,” which
runs through this Sunday, May 13,
in the Titelman Gallery. Lewis is
widely considered the “most im-
portant print maker of the first half
of the 20th century.” This celebra-
tion of his work includes more than
50 intaglios and lithographs of rural
and urban American life. “Paul Ou-
terbridge: New Color Photographs
from Mexico and California, 1948-
1955” continues in the Schumann
Gallery through June 3. Accord-
ing to the Museum website, Out-

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Kirby’s ‘Southern Exposure’: Addition by abstraction

By Ellen Fischer | Columnist Often, the dark overtakes the light in these
[email protected] works. In Blue Cypress IV, an angry scumble
of black partially obscures passages of yellow,
To prepare you for the upcoming sturm und clear blue and white. Its manifestation is akin
drang of summer in Florida, an exhibition of to a sudden thundercloud about to make Para-
gestural, emotion-filled paintings (in addi- dise a little more interesting.
tion to coolly rational collages) is on display
at Vero’s Center for Spiritual Care. “Southern “I’ve always wanted to come down here to
Exposure: Works by Mark Kirby” are abstracts live,” says Kirby, who bought a house on Ve-
inspired equally by New York School paintings ro’s mainland not long after moving here from
of the mid-20th century and the dark side of Muskegon.
nature. The 30 works in the exhibition – rough-
ly half of them paintings and the other half He settled here 18 months ago, but he is no
smaller works in collage – will be on display stranger to the area. His sister, painter Deborah
through May 31. Gooch, and her husband Jim have been inVero
for three decades. Kirby visited them often in
A recent transplant from Michigan, Mark recent years. His sister introduced Kirby to a lot
Kirby mused about the aesthetic dictum that of people in Vero’s art scene, among them his
black does not exist in nature. girlfriend, pastel artist Dawn Miller.

“Florida is always depicted as a bright place, “Vero’s been like a second home, really,” Kir-
but people forget that these huge thunder- by says.
storms roll off the ocean that are black. The
streetlights will come on because they are Even those who have come to know his
tricked into thinking it’s nighttime.” work think of him as being of longer duration
here; a polestar in its art firmament.
His Blue Cypress series, for example, was
based on one of Kirby’s favorite spots. Rep- In reality, Kirby has been finding himself
resented by three paintings in the show, the in abstract painting for only six years, part of
series does not depict the cypress trees or alli- that time under the tutelage of his sister, whose
gator-packed waters of Indian River County’s advice he would seek over the phone when he
largest lake. Instead, Kirby took as his subject lived up north. In addition to wanting to be
the shadow colors of the woods that surround warmer (and closer to those he holds dear),
the lake as well as its tannin-stained depths. Kirby came to Florida for his art’s sake.

“As far as abstraction goes, it’s not a big thing

By Ellen Fischer | Columnist Michael Enns
[email protected]

Stephanie Jaffe

Mark Kirby.

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in Michigan. Pictures of Lake Michigan, real- more about mark-making and pure color than keyed palette, but he was determined to find to replicate the collage, but I wanted to put
ism sells.” her previous series of narrative figural works. his own voice. He struggled with everything what I had been doing in collage on canvas.”
that appeared (to him) to come naturally to
Mark’s foray into art began in 2004, when To educate himself, Kirby began reading her: composition, line and form. Is Vero’s audience ready for Kirby’s forebod-
he was laid up, and laid off, from his 15-year about 20th-century American abstraction and ing facture, his shadowy palette?
career as the district manager and a columnist fell in love with “the old abstractionists: de To approach the problem from a new angle
for the Muskegon Chronicle. Kooning, Kline, Motherwell.” On a visit to the he turned to collage, cutting up plates from “A lot of people in Vero are very sophisti-
Grand Rapids Art Museum he saw “a gigantic books on architecture, snipping fragments cated. They’ve seen a lot of good art. They’ve
After breaking his back in a fall at work, Kir- Cy Twombly” on loan from the Whitney Muse- from handwritten letters, and isolating passag- been exposed to Franz Klein, the classic ex-
by went through a few agonizing years of reha- um of American Art. es from sheet music. He reunited them – with pressionists. They are used to seeing dark
bilitation, first from the injury and then from painted passages, as needed – into abstract paintings,” he says. 
a failed back surgery. Bored and unable to do “I sat in front of that Twombly for hours,” he pictures.
more physical activities, Kirby began to carve says, declaring the experience as akin to a reli-
lifelike fish decoys with gently curved tails gious awakening. As his collaged compositions became more
from scraps of basswood. assured, his paintings followed suit. In the cur-
“It just clicked with me. I liked the fact that rent exhibition, his painting, “Strand at Dawn”
Ice spearfishing is done on the frozen lakes I could be instinctual and I could do things followed a collage with which he was particu-
of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and up- through my mind and body, instead of con- larly satisfied called “Art Kassel.” Both were ex-
state New York, where pike are hunted using centrating on these little nit-picky things.” ecuted this year.
a decoy that is lowered through a hole cut in
lake ice. An angler will jig (wiggle) the lure with When he first began painting his own ab- “Both have the same structure. I didn’t want
one hand while holding a multipronged spear, stractions, Kirby emulated his sister’s high-
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With that in mind, Kirby carved his decoys
to attract the piscatorial eye of the fisher rather
than the fished and included a couple of gag
lures – a chicken in a bikini and a mermaid.
With just two years of carving experience un-
der his belt, Kirby came in second in an inter-
national fish decoy competition, a big deal for
those wanting to make a name for themselves
in the fish decoy world.

Kirby created about 50 decoys before carv-
ing lost its luster for him. He kept a handful of
his prizewinners; selling others for a song or
giving them as gifts.

Kirby next turned to “weird folk-art paint-
ings.”

“Deb liked them and early on I had a paint-
ing of a crow in the ‘Small is Big’ show at Gal-
lery 14. That was the first exhibit I was in,” he
says.

He progressed into abstract painting after
seeing his sister foray into painting that was

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Class act: Raw Space hosts Charter High art show

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD Santamarina, is considered the arts district’s
[email protected] most innovative. While it typically features
drawing by 12th-grader Ksi Grey that fea- works by well-known Caribbean and Latin
The annual Indian River Charter High tures a throng of people at a banquet and a American artists, many of them circulating
School end-of-the-year art show has typical- robotic creature looming over them. Eliza- through Miami, where Santamarina is based,
ly been a jam-packed event. Friends, parents beth Hollers, who aspires to go to Savannah it was opened several years ago with an eye
and kids crowd into the school’s hallways for College of Art and Design next year, entered toward encouraging emerging artists. In that
a head-spinning celebration of the students’ her work on Internet dating – a collage of regard, Charter High School has proven a
efforts of that academic year. computer keyboard keys assembled to form hotbed of talent, much of it on display during
a finger pointing at a heart. Madison Torrent, evenings of conceptual and performance art
This year, for what may be the first time, a fellow senior, contributed an abstract still in the adjacent Project Space 1785.
the paintings, drawings, photographs, life, “Bottles and Fruit,” in vivid pastels.
sculpture, collage and ceramics from more The school’s Visual and Performing Arts
than 100 students are getting the dignity A freshman Burke described as “incredibly Program, better known as VAPA, offered
they deserve: a formal Juried Student Con- talented,” Molly Phillips, displayed a figura- for the first time this year, what may be the
test and Exhibition at the real-world gal- tive painting and study in perspective show- nation’s most challenging secondary school
lery, Raw Space. The opening last Friday ing a pensive young woman in jeans, reclin- arts curriculum: AP Studio Art, a part of
night, star-studded if the measure was the ing with her sneakers in the foreground. And the College Board’s Advanced Placement
talent expressed, was further amped up Samantha Stalvey showed her still life with program better known for neuron-popping
with hors d’oeuvres, live music and prizes the focus on a coral-colored Kewpie doll. courses like physics, chemistry, calculus
donated by a craft store. and history. Like those traditional subject
The downtown gallery, owned by Neli courses, getting College Board credit for AP
“Wonderful people have offered us this Studio Art means passing a rigorous exam
opportunity to have an authentic opening at the end of the year. A midpoint or higher
experience instead of in the hallway outside grade is the only way students can obtain
the classroom,” says Lucie Burke, head of college credit for the course, including at art
Charter’s art department, who earlier in the and design schools.
week, after a long day of teaching, pulled up
to the Old Dixie gallery in a mini-van loaded Last year, Charter students Tasha Reiner
with boxes of student art. and Sheila Nguyen were admitted to Ringling
College of Art and Design. Both won scholar-
Against the rugged, industrial-look gallery ships from the Vero Beach Art Club to defray
space, many of the works were eye-catching. costs at the Sarasota school, ranked as one of
the most expensive colleges in the nation.
Among them: “Everybody,” a charcoal
Jurors for the show, recruited by Santama-
You deserve a rina, included Silvia Medina, who co-owned
the beachside gallery Intrepid and now rep-
helping hand resents artists through her company, Art
You belong at Holiday. Concept Alternative. Two of those artists
served as fellow judges, Carlos Perez Vidal, a
Cuban-born mixed-media artist and gradu-
ate of Cuba’s National School of the Arts and
the Art Institute of Havana; and Niurka Bar-
roso, also Cuban-born and now based in To-
ronto. A former photojournalist with Agence
France-Presse, Barroso holds a degree in
classical languages from Havana Universi-
ty and was part of a three-woman show at
Intrepid in 2012. The judges gladly set aside
their own prestige and portfolios to consider
the talents of the next generation.

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The demands of the AP course have sig- CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 2 Heidi Hill, one of the featured artists at Flametree’s “Diversity in Clay” exhibition.
nificantly accelerated the production rate
of Charter’s top art students, according to erbridge was a pioneering master of color 3 An artwork by Barbara du Pont, featured at “POTPOURRI” at Gallery 14 until May 25.
Burke. While the allotted time for Charter photography who explored the quirky inter-
art classes is around 50 minutes, the class section of two cultures in his photographs of media, by the gallery’s eight artist/owners: a funky, cozy neighborhood craft beer and
requires eight full hours of work a week, she Mexico and California during the ’40s and Edgardo Abello, Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du wine pub, the vibe is laid back and friendly,
says, meaning much of it must be done after ’50s. They’re together for the first time in Pont, Beth-Anne Fairchild, Mary Ann Hall, and you can usually find a spot to chill with
school hours. this exhibition. 772-231-0707. Barbara Landry, Deborah Morrell Polackwich a beverage, maybe grab a bite, and listen
and Dorothy Napp Schindel; and the nine to good live music. This Friday, 8 p.m. to 11
The College Board requires students to 2 Across the river, in Vero’s Historic artists they represent. If you’ve visited before, p.m., singer/songwriter/guitar man Damion
generate one artwork per week, a pace that Downtown Arts District, the very com- you’ll spot some “old favorites,” and get a look Suomi will be bringing the tunes. (Hint: He
flies in the face of aimless young artists munity-engaged Flametree Clay Art Gallery at some new work as well. The exhibition will knows a lot of Irish pub ditties.) Then, Satur-
waiting for the muse to strike. While creat- is dedicated to providing a “home” for local run through May 25. 772-562-5525. day, May 12, it’ll be Souljam, a Treasure Coast
ing is still the operative verb, cranking out artists to show their work, and, on occasion, jam band playing original music and some
is the more realistic term for what they, just a gathering place for poetry reading, which 4 As long as we’re in this neck of the covers, flavored with their own creativity. 8
like professional artists, are faced with every has proved a rich and stimulating combina- woods: Over at the Kilted Mermaid, p.m. to 11 p.m. 772- 569-5533. 
working day. “A college student from Charter tion. Flametree’s current exhibit, “Diversity in
came back from SCAD and I asked her what Clay,” showcases the works of seven of the gal-
I could have done better to prepare kids for lery’s resident artists: Coco Martins, after three
the rigors of college. She said to have shorter decades as a Vero Beach Realtor, her work is
deadlines, because that’s the way it is in col- inspired by island life and its many nuances.
lege,” says Burke. Porcelain’s her “go to” clay. Kim Mayo fell in
love with Native American pottery, and dis-
As the school year was drawing to a close, covered raku in classes at the Vero Museum
it was not only the end-of-the-year art show of Art. Maria Sparsis was born on the island
but another juried show at the Vero Beach of Cyprus. As a marine biologist, much of her
Museum of Art that put the heat on the stu- work is inspired by her love of nature and a
dents. Right on the heels of the shows was fondness for the absurd, which she has inher-
the deadline for the AP Studio Art projects ited from her father. Peggy Thomas has been
that would be graded by the College Board an artist all her life, and clay has always been
as the course’s final exam, using the same her passion. Her artwork is almost always
notoriously tough standard used in the ac- a celebration of nature. Rae Marie Crisel’s
ademic fields. functional pottery collections reflect both her
plains heritage and the ocean environment.
Burke pulls out a striking portrait of a man Vero Beach native Karen “Keko” Ekonomou
in a fuchsia derby, done by one of her top is an accomplished acrylic painter whose
students, Tessa Jannetty and says, “She was most recent adventure has taken her back to
frantically finishing it up right when I was her true love – working in mud and clay. And
ready to leave.” Heidi Hill, who focuses primarily on ceramics
and painting, and donates her signature wax
Burke comments that the multiple dead- resist bowls to the annual Samaritan Cen-
lines are helping to prepare her students for ter Soup Bowl fundraiser. “Diversity in Clay”
things to come. continues May 28. Gallery hours: Tuesday
through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday
“I’ve been telling my students for the past and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 772-202-2810.
couple of weeks, when they’ve been all like,
Eeeee!, that if you choose this as a career, this 3 Another of the galleries in Vero’s His-
will be what it’s like. They know. And it’s real- toric Downtown Arts District, Gallery
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The Charter High School end-of-the-year art lery 14 artists, featuring work in a variety of
show remains at Raw Space through May 14.
The gallery is at 1795 Old Dixie Highway, in the
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Watercraft racers paddle to win cystic fibrosis battle

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Piper Suit, Anderson Gribbon and Travis Suit (back). Ian Landis, Alison Mendoza, Maya Lindseth, Susie Marikle, Kim Sanchez and Dharmaki Wiser.
[email protected]
the good days and you’ve got to cherish clearance from saltwater exposure, the causes thick mucus to clog the lungs,
Water enthusiasts dipped their oars them. Our motto is: Inspire every breath observation led to a study funded by the leading to chronic infections and dam-
into the Indian River Lagoon and pad- and be bold in the face of fear.” Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and report- age, the saltwater appears to help to
dled their hearts out at an inaugural ed in the New England Journal of Med- thin the mucus.
Pareidolican Watercraft 5K last Sunday After surfers with CF in Australia no- icine. Their findings were that while CF
morning to benefit the Piper’s Angels ticed a marked improvement in airway “When you’re in the hospital for
Foundation, whose mission is to sup- three weeks you need to rebuild your
port and improve the lives of families in strength,” said Suit, noting that once
the cystic fibrosis community through out, watersports are a good way to build
awareness, education, life-expanding up strength while getting exposure to
activities and urgent financial support. salt water. In their case, he would take
his daughter out on a paddleboard, see-
Paddlers departed the beach near ing dolphins and manatees along the
the Sebastian Yacht Club in everything way.
from kayaks and outriggers to standup
paddleboards and surf skis, and after- “Today, she’s paddling in her first
ward cooled off at Pareidolia Brewing race,” said Suit.
Co. with a free beer, music by Unit 5,
raffles and awards for top finishers in Pareidolia Brewing Co. owner Peter
each class. Anderson had welcomed Malick with
open arms, sponsoring the event and
Inspired by Crossing for a Cure – a 75- opening the brewery for the after-party.
mile endurance charity paddle across
the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Ba- “Pretty much every event we do we tie
hamas to West Palm Beach – the Parei- to a charity,” said Anderson. “We try to
dolican was a means to raise money for raise as much money as we can for char-
individuals suffering from cystic fibro- ities.”
sis, according to event organizer Jason
Malick. For more information about Piper’s
Angels or the June 16 Crossing for a Cure,
“I was attracted to this cause because visit pipersangels.org. 
my wife has bronchiectasis, which is like
a mild form of cystic fibrosis,” explained
Malick. He said he was moved by the de-
termination of Piper’s Angels founder
Travis Suit to help others battling CF. Six
years ago, when Suit’s daughter, Piper,
was diagnosed with CF at age 4, Suit ad-
hered to the belief that “no matter what
obstacles we face in life, we can always
use the gift of choice to persevere.”

Rather than focusing on drug re-
search, as has been traditional in the
CF community, Piper’s Angels supports
families and individuals with the dis-
ease.

“There’s been a void in the focus on
quality of life,” said Suit. “That factor
is pretty important because when you
spend a lot of time in the hospital bat-
tling this disease, the good days are

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Becky Dobbins, Penny Phillips, Mike Brown, Jamie Twigg. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE SUP rider Reid Hyle gets ready for the start.
Peter Anderson and Lee Spitzkopf.

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Healthy helping of hope at
‘March for Babies’ event

Melanie Johnson, Maurissa Russell, Chelsea and Joe Platas. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

Expires 05-18-18 By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer it strengthened our bonds,” added Palmer.
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Individuals and teams of participants Carter were this year’s ambassador fam-
laced up their tennies to support the ily.
teeniest among us last Saturday at the
March of Dimes’ annual Indian River “Carter was born at 24 weeks, four days,
County March for Babies at Riverside 1 pound, 9 ounces. We spent five months
Park. and one week in the NICU at Winnie
Palmer in Orlando,” said Michelle Cam-
“We are working to help every mom bron, adding that she was grateful for the
and every family experience the joy of support of the March of Dimes during
a healthy baby, and we’re also helping that challenging time. “He’s 4 years old
those who face obstacles along the way,” now and he’s doing great; he’s intelligent,
said event chair Todd Racine, Sebastian smart, caring, sweet – you would never
River High School principal. “This year know he was born at 24 weeks.”
we hope to raise $130,000 in Indian River
County to fund this incredible work.” “As many of you have noticed, we have a
continued theme of telling stories through
After achieving advances in the pre- three words: hope, remember and cele-
vention and treatment of polio, the brate,” said Michelle Cambron’s sister,
March of Dimes, founded by President Brooke Flood, a MOD volunteer spokes-
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, turned its person. During an emotional Lei Ceremo-
focus to the prevention of birth defects, ny, purple leis – symbolizing strength and
infant mortality and premature birth, support – were presented to NICU parents
currently the No. 1 killer of babies in the and children, and white leis were present-
United States. ed in remembrance to families who were
not as fortunate.
Many of those who walked Saturday
had first-hand knowledge of prematurity “As you look across our beautiful com-
through their own personal experiences munity today, we hope these leis will
or those of friends and family members. bring to light the magnitude of the mis-
All have embraced the mission to sup- sion of March of Dimes,” said Flood. “Our
port mothers and babies from precon- moms and dads here today have been on a
ception to post delivery in an effort to journey that they never imagined. All of us
spare other families the difficulties as- walk today to help families in Indian Riv-
sociated with prematurity or, worse, the er County, across the country and around
devastating loss of a child. the world.”

Carie Robbins, whose son Dru was Flood also noted that this year’s Memo-
born at 25 weeks, and Kari Palmer, whose ry Garden was dedicated to the late Pame-
twins Collin and Connor were born at 30 la Crowley, former district director of the
weeks, were walking with supporters of Treasure Coast Chapter, who served the
their Warrior Dream Team. organization for 23 years.

“We march for families that have to Youngsters in purple capes started
walk the halls of the NICU,” said Rob- things off with a Super Hero Sprint spon-
bins, referencing the acronym for the sored by Publix, before teams and individ-
neonatal intensive care unit. ual walkers began their laps around River-
side Park. 
“We both have been NICU moms and

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Vero High scholar-athlete Barkett revved up for UVA

By Ron Holub | Correspondent Lindsay Barkett. did, so we ended up doing it.”
[email protected] The three seniors on the 2017-18 VBHS
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As it turns out, the choice to become a row- off a resume loaded with achievements in
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hatched over a bite to eat while dining with community service.
friends at school.
As for memories left behind at VBHS,
“I was debating between Wake Forest, Barkett is thankful for being able to prac-
UVA and the University of Florida,” Bar- tice soccer on a field next to her older
kett explained. “I was pretty happy with brother, and play on the same soccer team
my choices and I think UVA is going to be a with her cousin.
good fit for me.
“I’ve been very lucky for the family and
“Friends that I sit with at lunch are row- all of the great friends that I’ve had through
ers and they encouraged me to come out, high school,” said Barkett. “My most mem-
saying it was so much fun. They told me I orable moment was definitely Senior Night
would love it because it’s much more socia- for volleyball. As freshmen, Taylor Story and
ble than swimming, and you can keep your I said we were going to do something unique
head out of the water. when we were seniors.

“Over the summer I went to one prac- “So when Senior Night rolled around she
tice and loved it. Like swimming, rowing said remember that bet we made. I said I
requires a lot of endurance and reps. But I
was already committed to volleyball, so I
couldn’t go at it 100 percent. If you are not
able to go at something 100 percent, don’t do
it at all. That’s my philosophy.

“I reached out to the UVA rowing coach-
es and told them what I had done with
swimming and volleyball. I didn’t know
what their policies were. I had only rowed
once and barely had any form at all. But I
said I would really love the chance to see
what it is all about.

“I went for a tour and the coaches showed
me the athletic facility. I went to two prac-
tices and loved how hard every single girl
has to work. There aren’t really any tryouts
for walk-ons, but if you want on the team
they will look at you and take into account
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“If you can last, and if you like it, then you
are on the team. So I’m looking forward to
getting on with that.”

While dealing with the misfortune of
partially tearing two rotator cuff tendons as
a freshman, and missing the entire indoor

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Chill & Grill: Outstanding food, time after time

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist ribs; a very tasty smoked brisket served over Crispy Pork Shank.
[email protected] mac and cheese; and the shrimp and grits –
as good a rendition of this Southern classic as PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
After a decade as the Vero Beach 32963 I have ever had in Vero.
dining columnist, I must confess there are
some restaurants where I look forward to the The house-made desserts here also are
dining – but not to the reviewing. sinfully good.

Chill & Grill is one of them. The reason: While it does not have cocktails, Chill &
The food at this smallish, out-of-the-way Grill has a more than adequate selection of
restaurant is so reliably wonderful, I have wines, and an interesting selection of spe-
trouble finding new things to say. cialty craft beers on draft.

I’m tempted to simply rerun last year’s Dinner for two with a couple of glasses of
review, which raved about Chill & Grill’s beer or wine should run in the $90-to-$100
steamed clams. area before tax and tip.

I suppose on this visit, I could have tried The one negative to Chill & Grill, given
a different starter – but it simply would its midway-between-Vero-and-Sebastian
have been asking too much of even a dedi- location, is it does not take reservations.
cated reviewer to expect me to pass up the Even during off-season, this jewel in the
best steamed clam appetizer in the area. middle of nowhere is frequently packed by
its intensely loyal cadre of fans, resulting
No one prepares a more sumptuous, ad- in a short wait.
dictive bowl of steamed little necks than
Chef Scott Burch – who before launching But happily, a new gazebo has appeared at
this restaurant with his wife Csilla, was ex- the front entrance that offers a place to sit.

Wood Oven Grilled Lamb Chops.
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These look just like French fries, but they
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But after finishing the clams, I decided to
try something new – Chill & Grill’s grilled
lamb loin chops ($27.95). The juicy, meaty
chops were, predictably, excellent as was
my husband’s entrée, a luscious piece of
BBQ glazed salmon from the wood-burn-
ing oven.

On previous visits, we have enjoyed the
roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes
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Barbara Seagram and David Bird published “Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand” in 95 J642 87
2009. Now Jonathan Shute has written two teacher’s manuals to go with that book,
“Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand — Teacher’s Manual for Part 1/Part 2” (all Master SOUTH
Point Press). The teacher uses Shute’s book, and the pupils buy the original. Each book K95
contains six two-hour classes aimed at intermediate or slightly weaker players. The K72
deals are excellent. K3
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In this deal, how should South plan the play in three no-trump after West leads his
fourth-highest spade, and declarer takes East’s jack with his king? Dealer: West; Vulnerable: Neither

West has a textbook pre-emptive opening bid (although he would prefer a singleton The Bidding:
somewhere). South, assuming his partner has 6 or 7 points, gambles on three no-trump.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Of course, if you or I had been sitting West, we would have led the diamond 10 and 3 NT 3 Spades Pass Pass
defeated the contract by four tricks. Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
7 Spades
South starts with eight top tricks: one spade (the first trick), two hearts and five clubs.
He does not have time to play a diamond, because the defenders will take that trick
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It is not guaranteed, but South should use the “empty spaces” principle. West has
seven spades and two clubs, so only four spaces for the heart queen. In contrast, East
has only two spades and two clubs; therefore, he has nine spaces for the heart queen. It
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Vero Beach Museum of Art - Medieval To performed by students of the RT Dance Conser- 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with Live on the Loop and voting on winners of local chefs’ lionfish dishes
Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar thru vatory, 7 p.m. at Ann Morton Theatre @ RT Edu- free country music at 6:30 p.m. $12 to $18. 772- to benefit Coastal Connections’ mission to protect
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10 Indian River Charter High School Cho- and, weather permitting, a visit from a ‘Hurri-
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