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11/29/2018 ISSUE 48

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‘He will be missed.’ P2 Mind the grind. P26 Best of ‘Broadway’

Community mourns the passing Dentist Jessica Mansfield says ... right in our back yard. P. 12
of popular motorcycle officer. be on guard about bruxism.

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SMOKE TESTING NEAR DISASTER ... 6-vote election
FINDS A CULPRIT victory survives
IN SEWAGE WOES PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK manual recount

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER A paraglider who crashed into power lines over Melbourne Beach earlier this month is expected to survive the scary ordeal. Story, Page 4. STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT
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GRIME SCENE: MUCK FINDERS SCOUR THE LAGOON After a manual recount of
It may not be the “smoking Melbourne Beach votes was or-
gun” cause of the 2017 Hurri- STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT bow of a pontoon boat off the east shore of dered by the supervisor of elec-
cane Irma-related flooding of [email protected] Merritt Island. tions, the results are in and no
the barrier island wastewa- changes were made – meaning
ter system – which resulted Indian Harbor Beach retiree Dennis And when the skipper, U.S. Navy Pet- that incumbent Steve Walters
in about 20 million gallons Mayo stood like a 19th century harpooner, ty Officer 2nd Class Bill Leahy of Stuart, will retain his commission seat
of emergency sewage dis- hefting an 18-foot hollow plastic pole in the steered the boat into just the right position, for a three-year-term, winning
charges into the Indian River by just six votes over challenger
Lagoon – but results from Mayo, 67, lunged and jabbed Joyce Barton.
county smoke tests in older the pole straight down into
neighborhoods show miss- the bottom of the pea soup- “I have been a part of this
ing or damaged clean-out colored Indian River Lagoon. community for more than 30
caps as a major contributor And he disappeared from the years and I have
to intrusion during extreme crew’s sight. always worked
weather events. hard to preserve
“Wow, that’s deep. Care- and protect our
Often hit and damaged ful, Dennis!” shouted Caity quality of life,”
during mowing, the caps are Savoia, 28, of Eau Gallie, lead Walters said. “Our
usually found in the front scientist with the nonprofit town faces many
yard and easy to determine Marine Resources Council. challenges and Steve Walters.
as a leak by the smoke pour- meeting them re-
ing out of the area. If a home’s Mayo popped up, smiling. quires competent leadership
system was in good shape, No, he didn’t fall in. But that applying common sense and
the smoke would come out last spot was deeper than 18 administrative skills. I hope to
continue to improve our infra-
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Dennis Mayo marks increments on poles used to measure muck in lagoon. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 structure and keep our special
community in good repair.”
Volunteers help make
‘Public Works’ work Walters joins incumbent
Sherrie Quarrie, who won a
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT three-year term, and newcom-
er Corey Runte, who claimed
From maintaining sidewalks victory over Katherine Wilborn
to painting and preserving his- for a one-year-term.
toric houses, the public works
department in most towns is a Quarrie said she intends to
hard-working crew. continue her focus on improv-
ing the town’s green spaces and
Last year, the town of Mel- making it easier and more con-
bourne Beach chose to elimi- venient to use golf carts and
nate the position of Public low-speed vehicles in town.
Works Supervisor, but storm-
water projects, maintenance CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT His first major undertaking was re- willing to lend a hand, like the owner of Public Works volunteer Bruce Black. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
building and renovating the Ryckman Melbourne Beach Exxon, who recently
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Park pavilion. offered to donate new outdoor holiday public works employees often don’t
decorations. have time to perform and recognizing
issues and numerous projects led the “I saw there was a request from a that, longtime resident Bruce Black
commission to bring it back – and for- contractor to redo it for $25,000,” Da- But scheduling volunteers and or- decided he’d pitch in,” said Melbourne
mer vice mayor Tom Davis took on the vis said. “I worked about six weeks, one ganizing donations is a full-time job in Beach Town Clerk Nancy Wilson.
task. day a week with my crew, and we refur- itself. So, after coordinating with Davis,
bished it.” Their cost: just under $7,000. longtime resident Bruce Black stepped Black and his wife Billie have two
“When I saw they had reinstated the up to volunteer as the new volunteer children and two grandchildren. “We
position, I knew there was so much I His team also repaired rotted posts coordinator.
could get done in town,” Davis said. near the park’s bathroom, landscaped
the area in front of town hall and in- “My vision, even as a commissioner,
The word “works” is pivotal in the stalled a new bike rack. was that we need a volunteer coordi-
title. As public works supervisor, Davis nator because there has never been a
and his staff of three employees are re- His next focus is the Ryckman Park point of collection for good volunteer
sponsible for much of the repair and up- playground, a major project. data,” Davis said. “It saves the town
keep in town, with Davis soliciting bids money and my staff is freed up to work
for projects he is not able to work on. With so much work to do, luckily for on other projects.”
Davis, the town has many volunteers
Black has lived in Melbourne Beach
for 17 years.

“There are a lot of projects that our

‘A HERO’: COMMUNITY MOURNS
POPULAR MOTORCYCLE OFFICER

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER others to raise funds for the family. As
[email protected] of Sunday at noon, $7,735 had been
donated toward a goal of $50,000.
The passing of Satellite Beach Po-
lice Det. Cpl. Rob Mench, 53, has Conner posted that she was thrilled
residents remembering him as a with the response so far.
longtime motorcycle officer willing
to pitch in, and a family man who “Jennifer is faced with many bills
bravely battled cancer for more than that mounted up while Rob was
a year before ultimately losing the ill and we’d like to help raise some
fight Nov. 16. funds to help ease her burden during
this unimaginable time. I know we’ve
Mench, who leaves behind his wife, set a lofty goal, but believe me, it’s
Jennifer, and children Jacob,
Camille and Caitie, started FACEBOOK PHOTO COLLAGE
work full time with the Sat-
ellite Beach Police Depart- absolutely necessary. Everyone who
ment on Aug. 24, 1994. His knows Jen knows that she’s the first
last assignment was with the one to help others, and it’s so hum-
detective unit, said police bling to see that happening for her
Chief Jeff Pearson. But what right now,’’ Conner wrote.
he was most associated with
was the department’s mo- To donate, visit the Facebook page
torcycle unit. “Memorial for Rob Mench & Support
for Jennifer Mench and her kids.” 
One of the unit members
posted a Facebook photo col-
lage of Mench on his motorcy-
cle with the caption: “Dedicat-
ed to a man whose kindness
touched all who knew him. A
hero to those he served and
now an angel to us all.”

“He was well liked and
well known because he
spent so much time on the
motorcycle and he would
go do parades like Found-
ers Day. We no longer have a
motorcycle unit because it’s
hard to find officers who want to ride
them. He definitely will be missed,’’
Pearson said.

Services were held Nov. 27 at Saint
Sebastian’s By-the-Sea Episcopal
Church in Melbourne Beach.

A Facebook page has been set up
by family friend Penny Conner and

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are such a small town with limited re- out the town. He welcomed my offer time, the place and what to bring. And he hopes to incorporate a few
sources, there is always more to do to help, and a few days later I was told “Down the road we have plantings fun things as well, like a best decorated
than our small staff has time to un- thank you and let’s get started.” house contest for the holidays.
dertake,” Black said. “I spoke with Tom to undertake, weeds to pull and much
Davis and asked if I could volunteer to Residents who want to take part pro- more,” Black said. “I would also like to “We have many residents than want
help coordinate volunteers to assist vide Black with an email address and, start a program the recognizes yards to help and volunteer,” Black said. “We
with some ongoing needs through- when a need arises, he reaches out to that promote good landscaping prac- need somebody to corral that enthusi-
all the volunteers with the project, the tices.” asm. That person is me.” 

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PARAGLIDER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE SCARY CRASH SMOKE TEST RESULTS

STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK and audibly moaning.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Winer-Coughlin, who is a licensed
A paraglider who crashed into pow- cided to flag down passing cars and the vent on the roof.
er lines over Melbourne Beach earlier ask drivers for any water they might clinical social worker, was in town to Two phases of smoke tests both
this month is expected to survive the have. visit a friend who had recently suf-
harrowing ordeal. fered a stroke. She was on her way confirmed that the caps were a sig-
“People were handing us water to Floridana Beach, where she was nificant contributor. Phase One,
The accident happened Nov. 17 bottles to put out the flames, one staying, when the incident occurred. conducted in Satellite Beach in April
near Spessard Holland Golf Course person gave us a cooler with ice in it “I was so upset by the whole thing, I and May, tested 5,165 properties. Of
on Oak Street. It caused a temporary and then someone else came along had to take a day off work,” she said. the 99 deficiencies, 87 were missing
power outage in the area. with a blanket,” Winer-Coughlin said. “But I want the family to know that or had broken caps. Of the $387,500
“When emergency services got there, many people cared enough to stop total cost of all Phase One fixes,
Melbourne Beach Mayor Jim Sim- he was still stuck in the contraption and help.” $174,000 was estimated for clean-
mons said the area lost power during out cap and fitting issues.
the incident, but not for long. “We According to the United States
did have a short outage, but more of Powered Paragliding Association Phase Two tested 7,592 properties
a blip than a real outage,” Simmons (USPPA), paragliding is a self-regulat- in Indian Harbour Beach and near-
said. ed sport, so there is no requirement by areas of unincorporated Brevard
to be a certified pilot, but 5-8 full days County from May to July. Of the 190
The unidentified man was trans- of training from a certified trainer are deficiencies, 163 were broken or lost
ported to the hospital by helicopter. recommended before getting started. caps.
Both the Brevard County Sheriff’s Of-
fice and Brevard County Fire Rescue On their website, they claim it is Of the $850,000 estimated for all
were on scene. “probably the safest form of private repairs, $326,000 was estimated for
aviation ever devised” and attribute clean-out caps and fittings.
This accident involved a motorized this to the fact that any potential
paraglider, seen so often cruising up problem typically will prevent the pi- During the testing, the county
and down the shoreline. lot from taking off in the first place. purchased and replaced broken caps
where access was possible, and the
Sunny Winer-Coughlin of Stuart The USPPA lists 443 incident re- fittings were undamaged.
was driving down A1A when she saw ports (which include an accident, po-
the paraglider zoom past overhead, tential accident, near accident or un- Residents with other clean-out
then become entangled in the power safe condition) involving a motorized problems will be contacted by the
lines. paraglider from 1995 and 2018. county for possible help or advice
with repairs.
“He hit the wire, it ignited, burst “Last update I had was that the vic-
into flames, and he fell to the ground,” tim was in stable condition and ex- Another relatively easy fix sug-
Winer-CoughIin said. “I stopped, and pected to survive,” said BCSO spokes- gested by the study included the in-
so did several other people, but we man Tod Goodyear.  stallation of “rainstopper” manhole
had nothing to douse the fire.” inserts for which the county has an
ongoing program to install a certain
Together, the good Samaritans de- number per year.

“We are continuing our efforts
to bolster the pipes and response

RECOUNT CONFIRMS RESULTS runoff and system re- all the new friendships protecting its special charm for my chil-
and relationships that dren’s generation and future genera-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 building.” will continue to grow tions.”
through the coming
“I believe these vehicles will save the Runte said he be- years,” Runte said. When the race began, six candidates
community money through less road vied for three spots; two (three-year
repairs and reduced local emissions, lieves that the in- “Having grown up in term) seats and one seat, left open after
plus they are fun to get around town in,” Melbourne and Mel- former vice mayor Tom Davis resigned
Quarrie said. creasing influx of Sherrie Quarrie. bourne Beach, I con- in August, for a one-year term.
sider myself blessed to
“I am grateful and excited to have younger families to have the opportunity to give back to the On Nov. 14, both Quarrie and Runte
another three years to work towards community by developing a long-term, were sworn in as commissioners.
improvements, plus commission proj- the area helped pro- sustainable plan for our town, all while
ects such as sustainability, storm water Walters will be sworn in for his new
pel his win. Corey Runte. term within the next few weeks. 

“I have thorough-

ly enjoyed meeting and connecting

with a majority of local residents and

business owners and am thankful for

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to infrastructure concerns in an ef- said county spokesman Don Walker. infiltration into the sewer system. but also educating them on how im-
fort to prevent any future discharges Satellite Beach officials supported The issue surrounding the multiple portant the clean out caps are to the
based on flooding and storm impact, missing and/or broken clean-out overall sewer system. Residents can
as much as possible. That’s why the the smoke test study early in the pro- caps on private property provides help us by keeping these installed on
smoke tests were deemed important, cess. an insight into an area we can focus their property and in good repair,’’
so we could determine where any is- our efforts in designing solutions, said Satellite Beach City Manager
sues might need to be addressed,’’ “The city appreciates Brevard not only simply replacing the caps, Courtney Barker. 
County Utilities taking the initiative
to investigate possible causes for the

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MUCK FINDERS’ EXPEDITION could measure. Lead scientist Caity Savoia. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER sistent and regular volunteer.
This was the Nov. 14 cruise of the Muck is a problem, county officials
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Muck Finders, a team of area resi- say, because it clouds waters that
feet and had most of the pole in the dents who help Savoia document were clearer decades ago and releases
water. for the Brevard County Natural Re- nitrogen and phosphorous into the
source Management Department just water.
“I’m still not reaching bottom,” how thick the muck is at hundreds of
Mayo said. points in the county’s section of the Those nutrients nourish algae
156-mile ailing lagoon. Mayo and into blooming, killing off seagrass
Unlike the historic harpooner, Leahy are part of the all-volunteer by blocking sunlight and choking off
Mayo wasn’t aiming for a whale. He team. oxygen from fish and other marine
was going for muck, the black ooze animals. And then the algae dies and
composed of dead leaves, algae and “I wanted to be active after I retired becomes more muck.
other plants left rotting for decades (in 2016),” Mayo said. “I wanted to
on the lagoon bottom. And on this give back to the community.” At about 100 other points east of
spot near Milford Point, any muck Merritt Island, Mayo called off various
lay deeper than the handmade pole Savoia said Mayo is her most con- thicknesses of muck, from fractions of
an inch thick to several inches.

“We’ve seen 3 meters of muck in
some places,” Savoia said.

But one point’s thickness doesn’t
mean the same for the next point,
Mayo said.

“You’ll have some areas where the
muck is so deep, and then all of a sud-
den, there’s no muck,” he said.

At one point, the crew observed
a man using a grass-blower to blow
leaves and grass from a yard along a
canal into the lagoon. County offi-
cials frown on that behavior because
it adds more nutrient-bearing plant
material into the lagoon.

“That’s future muck,” Mayo said.
Savoia said she’ll next take the plot-
ted muck-thickness points and pre-
pare a map for the county.
And Walker Dawson, the county’s
contract manager for the project, said
Natural Resources will use the Muck
Finders’ maps to plan where to send
dredging contractors later to suck out
the muck.
He said the county pays the Marine
Resources Council about $5,200 for
each of its muck-plotting missions.
This was the third such mission.
The county has budgeted $200 mil-
lion over the next 10 years, using the
half-cent sales tax for lagoon cleanup,
to find and remove muck.
Dawson said the Marine Resources
Council doesn’t have to compete with
other groups for its contracts because
nobody else could do what the coun-
cil can.
And that is getting a number of vol-
unteers to become “citizen scientists”
and help the professionals conduct
the needed studies, Savoia said. The
concept makes the lay citizens aware
of the lagoon’s problems, involves
them in solving the problems and
encourages them to spread their new
knowledge among their friends.
So the county treats the Marine
Resources Council as a “sole source”
vendor, Dawson said.
“We are absolutely satisfied with
them,” he said. “The quality of their
work is impressive, especially con-
sidering the money volunteers save.
They provide a great work product, so
the county is very happy.” 

A proud salute to
servicewomen at
Female Vets lunch

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A proud salute to servicewomen at Female Vets lunch

Rockledge High JROTC Brooklyn Ward, Makayla MacFarlane, Amanda Bernstein and Jasmine Norris. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER Gayle Conant and Haydee Figueroa.

STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT and raises funds to support the armed
[email protected] forces.

An air traffic controller. Nurses, en- “That’s what we do, is take care of our
gineers, pilots, religious specialists. A veterans, our military and their family
carpenter. members,” Oliver said. “So this is a great
opportunity to thank them.”
Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force
and Marines. And all women. Holloway spoke about her experienc-
es as a female service member, some-
The diverse group of about 40 female thing many in the audience could relate
veterans and supporters gathered re- to. “I never wanted to be a great female
cently at the first-ever Female Veteran pilot,” she said. “Or a lady pilot, as a lot
Luncheon held at the Brevard Veterans of people call me. I just wanted to be a
Memorial Center in Merritt Island. great pilot. Period. I am a proud to be a
‘lady pilot,’ but that’s not my identity. I
The event was sponsored by the want to hold my own compared to all
American Legion Auxiliary, and fea- others in my squadron and in the Air
tured guest speaker Air Force Capt. Force … I don’t want any red carpets
Elizabeth Holloway, a C-130 pilot with because of my gender or any kid gloves.
the 39th Rescue Squadron at Patrick Air I would rather we just focus on the mis-
Force Base. sion.”

“I never imagined that I would be so She said female service members like
lucky to have found a career that I find herself should never have “a caveat next
so fun and so fulfilling,” Holloway told to my name, designating that my ac-
the crowd. “But what is more important complishments are great, for a woman.”
than all the wonderful adventure is the
sense of purpose and duty, the loyalty, She recounted her many experiences
knowing we are all working toward a flying around the world, and taking
common goal – our nation’s freedom part in search and rescue missions such
and democracy.” as the response to Hurricane Harvey
last year in Houston.
The luncheon was organized by Dara
Oliver, a leader in the American Legion “I have no grand notions that any-
Auxiliary’s 12th District, to recognize thing I have done or anything I will do
female veterans and, hopefully, recruit in my career will go down in the histo-
new members to the auxiliary’s new ry books,” Holloway said. “But on the
chapter in Merritt Island. small chance that I pull some magic
out of a hat, I want to go down on re-
The auxiliary, open to female fam- cord as a great pilot, who happens to
ily members of American Legion mem- be a lady.” 
bers of veterans who served during a
period of war, holds events, volunteers

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Cathie McMullin with veteran Terry Hess. Vets Paula Fay, Butch Blauvelt and Dee Beckham.
Carol Womble and Stephanie Maxwell. Sue Lessard and Jim Burk.

Dara Oliver and Captain Elizabeth Holloway.
Emily Helland (U.S. Army), Jae Miley (ALA), Lois Glosch (Navy) and Jean Gautreaux (Air Force).

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Giving thanks to veterans at
Knights of Columbus event

Space Coast Young Marines Lillian Vance, Jon Davis, Violet and Karalee Chace. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER

Actual Staged Homes Janan Kiffer with World War II veteran Jack Curley. Father Scott Circe with event organizer Jim Kiffer.

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Who needs N.Y.?
‘Broadway in Orlando’

series wins raves

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Who needs N.Y.? ‘Broadway in Orlando’ series wins raves

“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the Musical”

PHOTO BY JEREMY DANIEL PHOTOGRAPHY

“Hello, Dolly!” “Hamilton”

PHOTO BY JULIETA CERVANTES PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT superior with plush seating, drink cup was looking to subscribing. They only running through Dec. 2. Directed by
holders and good leg room. There’s sold a certain number of subscriptions, the award-winning Jerry Zaks, this
Some theater aficionados head to even valet parking if you don’t feel like first to renewals. Then, they went on new production is, according to the
New York City to get their Broadway fix. walking a block from the nearby public sale to the public and people snatched Washington Post, “making people
parking garages. them up. By the time I considered crazy happy.” Buckley gained fame as
Others wait for the big shows to buying a subscription they were no Grizabella in her Tony Award-winning
come to them. And they will, courtesy Matican Bock appreciates that. As longer on sale.” performance in the original Broadway
of Fairwinds’ “Broadway in Orlando” a native New Yorker, she spent years production of “Cats.”
series at the Dr. Phillips Center. going to Broadway shows and suffering But he was able to get single tickets
through the cramped surrounds and to “Hello, Dolly!” with the legendary “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the
“We went to the shows so often that I basically feeling like “cattle,” she said. Betty Buckley. And, although he Musical” runs Dec. 18-23. The lavish
went ahead and bought season tickets,” She needed some space. had not planned to, he also scored touring production of this musical is
said Nancy Matican Bock of Melbourne tickets to “Hamilton.” That was after filled with classic Irving Berlin songs,
Beach. “This will be our third year.” “I get that at the Dr. Phillips Center,” spending hours on hold and then loaded with Broadway style dancing
she said. “I never feel like I’m sitting on spending $414 for the two tickets. and, yes, snow. Based on the 1954 movie
The Broadway in Orlando series top of my neighbor. And the quality of with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and
include first national tours of big the shows is phenomenal.” Girard is also excited about two Rosemary Clooney, the stage musical
Broadway names, like “Come From more shows being offered – “Dear Evan was created in 2008 and has been
Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and this And, she said, you don’t have to walk Hansen” and “Come From Away.” revived nearly yearly since then.
season’s big kahuna, “Hamilton.” In downstairs and use a crowded restroom.
fact, the popularity of “Hamilton” In a press release, Kathy “Hamilton” runs Jan. 22-Feb. 10. This
was so ramped up that ticket seekers The toughest part, she said, was Ramsberger, the president and CEO is the season’s big draw. The theatrical
crashed Dr. Phillips’ online ticketing getting to I-95 for the 90-minute drive. of the Dr. Phillips Center, said this phenom has been selling out wherever it
system when individual tickets went season is going to be a “stand-out” has played, including Broadway, where
on sale two weeks ago. Well-known area theater couple with “fresh and relevant” content it opened in 2015 and is still packing
Terrence and Peg Girard of Palm including “Hamilton” and three of in patrons. Conceived and written by
All the shows are Equity productions, Bay traditionally make annual trips the seven shows recently debuting on Lin-Manuel Miranda, it won 11 Tony
meaning thoroughly professional. The to New York City to see many shows Broadway. Awards and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize. The
scenery, direction, choreography – from Broadway to Off-Off-Broadway. musical is a rap/hip-hop, etc. retelling
indeed, everything – as good as you get They are also regular patrons to the The shows in the 2018/2019 Fairwinds
in New York City. And the comfort level Broadway in Orlando series. Broadway in Orlando series are:
at the Center’s beautiful main venue
– the Walt Disney Theater – is vastly “We see one or two (shows) a year at “Hello, Dolly!” starring Betty Buckley,
Dr. Phillips,” he said. “But this year I
really thought the season was great. I

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ARTS & THEATRE

“Fiddler on the Roof” “Dear Evan Hansen”

PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY

“Anastasia” “Come From Away”

PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY

of the story of American founding “Anastasia” runs May 14-19.
father Alexander Hamilton. The tour With work by big Broadway names,
features the Broadway Tony Award- including librettist Terrence McNally,
winning work by: director Thomas Kail, composer Stephen Flaherty and
choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler lyricist Lynn Ahrens, this musical
and musical supervision by orchestrator takes audiences from the Russian
Alex Lacamoire. Alas, tickets are no empire into 1920s Paris. In it, a young
longer available for purchase. Dr. woman tries to unravel the mystery of
Phillips Center suggests you continue to her past while a Soviet officer tries to
consult its website at DrPhillipsCenter. silence her.
org to see if any become available.
“Come From Away” runs June 11-16.
“Fiddler on the Roof” runs March This musical tells the story of a small
5-10. While the show debuted on Newfoundland town whose residents
Broadway 54 years ago and has received took in 7,000 airline passengers who
numerous revivals, this comes from the had become stranded when flights
Tony Award-winning artistry of director were halted immediately after 9/11.
Bartlett Sher who has breathed fresh air This is based on a true story. The show
into many classics including the Lincoln won a Tony Award for its director,
Center productions of “South Pacific,” Christopher Ashley.
“The King and I” and most recently “My
Fair Lady.” The classic musical revolves The Dr. Phillips Center is at 445 S.
around a loving father imbued in Magnolia Avenue, Orlando. Ticket prices
tradition and forced to accept change. and show times vary.

“Dear Evan Hansen” runs April 16- Its website offers the following
21. The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards information: “The only authorized
including best musical, it was hailed sources to buy tickets are
as “One of the most remarkable shows drphillipscenter.org and broadway.com.
in musical theater history” by the If you buy tickets from any other website,
Washington Post. The contemporary you may be buying invalid seats. We
musical explores the need to fit in. It can only guarantee your tickets will be
revolves around a high school senior accepted for entry if they’re purchased
who, through a misunderstanding that through approved sources.”
turns into deception, gets involved in
the family of a classmate who had taken For information about shows and
his own life. tickets, call 844-513-2014 or visit
DrPhillipsCenter.org. 

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ARTS & THEATRE

Coming Up: Sweet! It’s ‘Willy Wonka’ at the Henegar

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER

1 Brush up your Sweet Tooth: “Willy
Wonka” opens at the Henegar this

Friday, Nov. 30. Roald Dahl’s “Willy

Wonka,” according to Wikipedia, is a

musical that combines parts of Dahl’s

1964 book, “Charlie and the Chocolate

Factory,” with parts of the 1971 movie,

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fac-

tory,” and adds newly created material.

“Willy Wonka” tells the sugar-shock- 5 The Irish Tenors Dec. 6 at
King Center.
inducing tale of young Charlie Bucket,

who visits the weird and mysterious

Willy Wonka’s weird and mysterious

chocolate factory just as Wonka is con- wonderful family entertainment. I
suggest securing your tickets pronto
ducting a contest. Wonka tells the pack to avoid being left out in the snow.
In addition to the angelic voices
of eager young contestants that he’s will be the spectacular, heart-
pounding choreography of the
hidden golden tickets in five of his irre- world-class Celtic Knight and Angel
Dancers, featuring (yea!) Patrick
sistible (scrumdidilyumptious) candy O’Mahoney of Riverdance; and
the terrific Trinity Band Ensemble
bars. Whoever finds the tickets will of Dublin. The program includes
Celtic Christmas songs, among
win a tour of the factory and a lifetime them “Christmas in Killarney,” “The
Wexford Carol,” “Once Upon A Time
supply of candy. Musical, sugar-coated In Ireland” and “Oichie Chiuin”
(Silent Night), sung in Gaelic (the
mayhem ensues. Times: Fridays and Celts’ native tongue); and, of course,
many Christmas classics – “It Came
Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., upon the Midnight Clear,” “O
Holy Night,” “I Heard the Bells on
through Dec. 16. Tickets: $19 to $29. 1 At Henegar this Friday through Dec. 16. Christmas Day” among them. Time:
2 “The Nutcracker” at the King Center Dec. 1. 7 p.m. Tickets: $39 and $49. Students
321-723-8898. with ID, balcony seats: $19. Hearing
aids and elevator available. 772-532-
2 The Nutcracker is an 9184 or www.theemersoncenter.org.
undisputed, holiday-season

Must See for all but the grinchiest

Grinch, and the Space Coast Ballet

Company’s “Nutcracker,” coming

to the King Center for the 16th year

this Saturday, Dec. 1, is a wonderful

choice. It promises to be nothing

short of spectacular: according to the

production promo, sets and costumes

are from St. Petersburg, Russia; the

director is Ekaterina Shchelkanova

of the Kirov Ballet and American

Ballet Theatre; the show will feature 5 The holiday season is
wonderfully rich in musical
“internationally acclaimed principal

dancers as well as talented dancers choices. Among them, at the King

from the community”; and, of Center next Thursday, Dec. 6, is “The

course, the wonderful tale is told to Irish Tenors Christmas.” Since 1998,

the magnificent music of Russian according to the show promo, when

composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. the powerful, classically trained

Bring the family and lose yourself voices of Finbar Wright, Anthony

again in the enchanting story of Rood Central Library in Cocoa. Brevard residents look forward to Kearns and Ronan Tynan first joined
Before the frenzy of holiday shopping this concert every holiday season,
Christmas magic as young Clara and reels you in, enjoy a fabulous shared one fan, who calls the annual to wow America audiences, the Irish
foursome: Space Coast Symphony performance “a musical gift for the
her treasured nutcracker soldier take Concertmaster Emeritus Igor community, tied up with a bow.” Tenors have “rekindled the love of
Markstein; Space Coast Symphony Time: 3 p.m. Admission: free. 321-
us on an adventure “to the land of Concertmaster Carey Moorman; 633-1792. all things Irish, breathed new life
cellist Joan Markstein; and Joni Roos
snow and sweets, where flowers waltz on violin, performing traditional into countless traditional treasures”
Christmas and Chanukah music
and sugar plum fairies dance.” Show in a relaxed, intimate setting. and opened the door to many other
According to the performance
time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: start program, you’ll hear the beautiful Irish music groups. Now familiar
“Sinfonia” from Bach’s Christmas
at $25.50. The King Center reminds us Oratorio; Vivaldi’s “Concerto Grosso faces and voices on stages across the
in D Minor”; “Waltz of the Flowers”
that “everyone, including infants and from Tschaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” 4 Heavenly holiday music world, on television, CDs and DVDs,
and more. Library patrons and from the Emerald Isle: Back
toddlers, must have a ticket”; military, the three have “proven themselves

first responders and children 12 and at the Emerson Center in Vero gifted interpreters of a wide range of

under receive a 10 percent discount. Beach, by popular demand, it’s the material.” Over the years, the “Irish

321-242-2219. internationally acclaimed “Celtic Tenors Christmas” tour has become

Angels Christmas Concert.” This an eagerly anticipated tradition, as

3 It’s free, it’s informal, it’s quintet of charming and gifted Irish it brings some of most loved holiday
“Markstein Quartet Plays
women takes the stage this Saturday, music to audiences across the globe.

Holiday Favorites” this Sunday, Dec. Dec. 1, to launch our holiday season Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: start at

2, at the Catherine Schweinsberg with an evening of warm and $48.50. 321-242-2219. 



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INSIGHT COVER STORY

This artist’s rendering
depicts NASA’s Mars
2020 rover.

In three years, a new explorer will there. I want to know how big an acci- cline of carbon-belching volcanoes Option one for the mission was a
touch down on the Red Planet. Wheels dent we are.” and the loss of Mars’s protective mag- field of Yellowstone-like hot springs
churning, machinery whirring, the rov- netic field. Cosmic radiation and en- explored by the rover Spirit between
er will amble across the rusty terrain, That hunger for knowledge is what ergetic particles from the sun stripped 2004 and 2010. Here, beside a rocky
looking for rocks to send back to Earth drew hundreds of people to the recent away the planet’s atmosphere, causing outcrop called Home Plate, the now-
– rocks that could prove there once was workshop – veteran space explorers and any water on the surface to evaporate. defunct rover uncovered strange, fin-
life on Mars. aspiring PhDs, an 18-year-old college gerlike structures made of silica, a min-
freshman and an 80-year-old retired ac- Goodbye, ocean; so long, lakes; fare- eral associated with water and life. But
It is the first time in history scientists countant – to assess which plan was best. well to moist soils and bubbling volca- the rover wasn’t equipped with instru-
have had a real shot at addressing one For days they debated, fueled by curios- nic vents – all the kinds of places that life ments capable of detecting complex
of humanity’s deepest questions: Are ity and weak coffee, conscious that the likes to live. organic compounds, so the mystery of
we alone? outcome of their meeting could influ- these structures went unsolved.
ence NASA and shape history, acutely Now Mars is seen as a “failed plan-
Last week, they decided where to look. aware of what they still didn’t know. et,” a frightening alternate-reality ver- Seven years later, Spirit instrument
There were three choices: a former sion of the world we inhabit. operator Steve Ruff received an unlikely
hot spring NASA has visited once be- So much about Mars remains a mys- epiphany via volcanology journal: Sci-
fore; a dried-up river delta that fed into tery. The very notion of alien life is bare- “It’s Earth where the Earth environ- entists had discovered an otherworldly
a crater lake; and a network of ancient ly more than an educated guess buoyed ments went away,” Bethany Ehlmann, geyser field in the Andes that contained
mesas that may have hidden layers of by wild hope. a planetary scientist at Caltech, said at structures just like the ones on Mars. At
underground water. the workshop. “So the question is, why? the site, called El Tatio, heat-loving mi-
After heated three-day debate at a They are hopeful. And when?” And, most momentous of croorganisms produce silica deposits
workshop in Los Angeles last month, On Earth, microscopic life is inescap- all, “Did life have a chance to get going in filaments, mats and spires.
NASA’s top science official chose Jezero able. Biology began here almost 4 bil- before then?”
Crater – the site of a former delta and lion years ago, when the planet was still “This is the place that is the most
lake – as the spot to explore. His choice being bombarded by debris left over Those questions can be answered Mars-like of any setting I’ve ever been,”
will set the stage on which generations from the formation of the solar system. only by bringing Mars rocks back to Ruff said.
of scientists probe the mysteries of our Today, tiny, tenacious organisms are Earth, most scientists say. A human in
existence. splashing in the hot springs of Yellow- a top-tier lab would be able to analyze But revisiting a site might mean
This rover, scheduled to launch in stone National Park, flying in clouds, the samples atom by atom, revealing there’s less to learn, many scientists
2020, is just the first phase of a multi- freezing in Antarctica, lurking up to a tiny structures a robot couldn’t see. worry. And what if Ruff is wrong about
billion-dollar, four-step sample return mile and a half beneath the ground. the silica structures?
process. To put pieces of Mars in the If it could happen here, why not there? The detection of even a few ragged
hands of scientists will require a land- Mars has been visited by more than molecules left by a microbe would be Ruff’s only reply: “What if we’re right?”
er to retrieve the samples; a probe to two dozen satellites and rovers, which historic. Knowing that biology arose on “If one of the drivers of exploring
bring them home; and then an ultra- showed it was not always the desert two neighboring planets would sug- Mars is to answer this question, ‘Are we
secure storage facility that will keep world we see today. Dormant volcanoes gest that life is common throughout alone?’ and we find a place that could
Earth life from contaminating the Mars and frozen floods of lava demonstrate the universe. The environment where address that question and we turn away
rocks – and vice versa. that the planet once had an active inte- the Martians are found – be it a hot from it because it’s not guaranteed that
Yet the discovery of fossils in those rior that drove tectonic activity. Empty spring, a river delta or an underground we’re going to find it, I think that’s just –
samples could illuminate the origins channels, gullies and lakes suggest that refuge – might provide a clue to where ” He paused, searching for a term that
of life here on Earth. It could hint at liquid water once lapped at the surface life on Earth originated. wouldn’t offend any of his colleagues.
whether someone else is still out there, – which might mean a thicker atmo- “A conservatism,” he said finally. “And
waiting to be found. sphere existed to keep the water from And the knowledge that a world that’s just not characteristic of NASA.”
“I want to know,” said Matt boiling away. could harbor life and then fail would If any version of sending a rover 50
Golombek, a NASA scientist charged But then disaster struck. Less than underscore our own unbelievable good million miles through space can be
with guiding the search for a landing a billion years into its history, most fortune. The conditions for Earthlings’ called “conservative,” landing in Jeze-
site. “Don’t you? I want to know what’s experts say, the planet’s molten core continued existence may not always be ro Crater might be it. It most closely
stopped churning. This led to the de- so assured. resembles the kinds of environments
where ancient fossils have been uncov-
“We have to get those samples,
and they have to be the right ones,”
Golombek said.

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GUSEV CRATER JEZERO CRATER SYRTIS MAJOR billion years younger could reveal how
Delta DETAIL Jezero Mars became the world it is today.
Crater
LANDING DETAIL The area also boasts minerals, like
AREA LANDING carbonates, that suggest it once har-
AREA bored an underground aquifer – a po-
Columbia Crater rim LANDING tential refuge for organisms seeking
Hills AREA 5 MILES protection from their planet’s harsh
3 MILES and erratic climate.
DETAIL The towering mesas
contain rocks that are But if subsurface life was sparse,
1 MILE thought to contain even the most sophisticated labora-
carbonate and olivine, tory instruments on Earth might not
The Comanche outcrop Mudstones two kinds of minerals be able to detect it. Scientists are more
is thought to contain formed from of interest in the accustomed to looking for life in sedi-
carbonate, a mineral sediments that search for alien life. mentary rocks like those at Jezero.
often associated with were slowly
Earthly life. spilled into the This smooth area Then Emily Lakdawalla, a geologist
lake may contain is scattered with and senior editor for the Planetary So-
Home Plate, a carbonates and megabreccias – ciety, posed a question that loomed
rocky outcrop even biologi- debris from an over every site being considered.
surrounded by cal remains (if ancient meteor-
silica deposits biology ever ite impact that “What if the samples don’t get re-
similar to those existed). could provide turned?” she said. “Are we allowed to
produced by clues to Mars’s think about that?”
organisms on But windswept sand early history.
Earth. formations known as There was a pause as people con-
“ripples” pose a hazard Northeast Syrtis is a region of volcanic templated the possibility. NASA has
This site near Mars’s equator was to the rover here and at rock that may once have harbored not yet funded any of the three follow-
explored between 2004 and 2010 other sites. underground water. up missions that are required for sam-
ple return.
by the rover Spirit. Jezero Crater is the site of an ancient NORTHEAST SYRTIS
delta that fed into a crater lake. Golombek took the microphone.
COLUMBIA HILLS SUBTERRANEAN SANCTUARY “We’ve decided to ground rule that
JEZERO CRATER out for this conversation,” he said. “It
FORMER HOT SPRING Martian environment, which could be all depends if you’re an optimist or a
EMPTY LAKE home to uniquely Martian life. pessimist, right?”
ered on Earth: deltas, where sediments For the moment, he urged his col-
from vast watersheds accumulate and smectites that are known to “entomb” “This would be a chance to go be a leagues, be optimists.
are preserved. organic material. geologist there,” she said. “I want to By the final morning of the work-
look at the rocks, to understand them, shop, there was no consensus on the
“Sedimentary rocks tell us the histo- But the site is strewn with rippling unravel the story they tell.” best spot to land the rover. Some scien-
ry of what’s been happening at a site,” sand dunes – a potentially fatal hazard tists said their minds changed with ev-
said Tim Goudge, a geologist at the for a rover. The site appeals to many scientists be- ery presentation, their opinions ping-
University of Texas at Austin. “It’s re- cause of the diversity of ancient rocks it ponging as they heard compelling
corded in the layers, and you can read “They scare the bejeezus out of me,” contains. Debris from ancient meteorite evidence from supporters of each site.
them like a book.” said Ray Arvidson, a scientist at Wash- impacts, called “mega breccias,” would Others had become more entrenched
ington University in St. Louis. On a be some of the oldest rocks sampled from in their positions.
Jezero also contains minerals that mission to Mars, there are no reboots. any planet in the solar system. Rocks a But last week, Thomas Zurbuchen,
are associated with life on Earth, such NASA’s associate administrator for sci-
as carbonate, as well as clays called Ehlmann, the Caltech scientist, has ence, announced that he had selected
spent years gazing at maps of the me- Jezero for the diversity of its terrain.
sas at Northeast Syrtis. It’s a distinctly Each type of rock at the site – from
clays that could preserve signs of
ancient organisms to volcanic rocks
that hint at Mars’s planetary evolu-
tion – should help the rover achieve
its two main science goals.
“Getting samples from this lake-
delta system will revolutionize how
we think about Mars and its ability to
harbor life,” Zurbuchen said.
Zurbuchen noted that Jezero offered
opportunities for exploration after its
initial mission, which will last 1.5 Mar-
tian years (or about 2.8 Earth years).
The crater is not far from an area known
as “Midway,” which shares many char-
acteristics with Northeast Syrtis.
At a recent workshop to assess the
potential landing sites, members of the
project science team for Mars 2020 said
that an extended mission connecting
Jezero to Midway – carrying the rover
across steep mountain ridges, crowded
rock fields and perilous windswept ter-
rain – might allow scientists to obtain
the best samples of both. 

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When Harvard played Yale on irrevocably divided – dove vs. yet faster than all but a few defensive
Nov. 23, 1968, in historic old Har- hawk, black vs. white, young vs. old, student vs. admin- backs,” soon to join the Dallas Cowboys
vard Stadium, the result certainly istrator, hippie vs. hard hat – the tie between archrivals as one of the most accomplished and
was not the greatest football game seemed a kind of truce. Indeed, the teams had unwit- respected players in the pro game; and
ever or the most important, but it tingly combined to create something like a work of art Frank Champi, Harvard’s second-string
was, as George Howe Colt writes in that would take its place in the iconography of the era.” quarterback, “a balding, bespectacled
this compelling and affectionate ac- young man from the working-class Bos-
count of it, “one of the most unbe- That’s placing a lot of thematic weight on a game be- ton suburb of Everett, [who] was self-
lievable football games” in the sport’s tween two schools whose teams were well below the best conscious and unobtrusive to the point
long history. Both teams came into it in the nation, but I think Colt is right. That afternoon was of invisibility.”
undefeated and tied for first place in magical at a time when a bit of magic was badly need-
the Ivy League, although Yale, a certi- ed. As it happens, Ivy League football was just about But, as Colt then adds, “you didn’t
fiable powerhouse, was a heavy favor- to vanish from the front pages of the national sporting notice him – until he threw a pass.”
ite. Indeed, with 42 seconds remaining universe, so the game was a last hurrah of sorts. It was Champi’s right arm was a cannon, al-
and Yale ahead 29-19, the outcome played by young men of exceptional decency and deter- though he “had thrown only twelve
seemed inevitable. Instead, in 42 mination, as Colt portrays them, most of whom were not passes for the varsity all year” when he
seconds that no one who was there WASP aristos of Ivy League cliche but sons of middle- was sent onto the field “with five min-
ever will forget, Harvard miraculously and working-class families for whom Harvard and Yale utes left in the [first] half and Harvard
scored 10 points. The headline in the were the first rungs on the ladder upward. trailing by 22 points.” The starting quar-
next day’s Harvard Crimson – maybe terback, George Lalich, couldn’t get the
the best sports headline ever written – One by one, Colt portrays them in sympathetic and team moving early in the second half, so
read simply: “HARVARD BEATS YALE, admiring terms: Brian Dowling, the Yale quarterback John Yovicsin, Harvard’s coach, pulled
29-29.” and captain, brilliantly gifted but “a throwback: a soft- him in favor of Champi. Champi got off
spoken straight arrow who never sought the limelight, to a slow start, but he came alive, and
I know because I was there. Neither though it often sought him”; Vic Gatto, the Harvard run- brought his teammates with him: Champi “had entered
Harvard crimson nor Yale blue courses ning back and captain, all 5 feet 6 inches of him, “excep- the kind of exalted state that Dowling seemed always
through my veins – I am an alumnus of the University tionally strong, with a low center of gravity that made to inhabit – the kind of state in which time seemed to
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – but I was at Harvard him hard to bring down”; Calvin Hill,Yale’s multitalented slow down, the kind of state that a later generation of
for the academic year 1968-69 on a Nieman Fellowship, running back, “bigger and stronger than most linemen, athletes would describe as being ‘in the zone,’ the kind
awarded each year to a dozen American journalists in of state Champi hadn’t been in since his senior year in
the hope that using the university’s vast resources may high school. He would never be the charismatic type,
help them improve their professional skills. I studied but there was no doubt who was leading this team.”
American literature and biography, the first step in my As a Yale player put it many years later: “You just got
long career as a book reviewer. I have often thought, the feeling that the universe had shifted somehow and
though, that the best thing about that wonderful year that something significant – portentous – was taking
was the ticket the Nieman office gave me (and several place. Some kind of weird force that had descended
others in my class) to The Game, as the annual matchup upon the stadium.” Thus it was that, with no time left
had long been known. on the clock and Harvard down 29-21, Champi hit
Gatto with a touchdown pass and then hit 6-foot-2
Fifty years have passed and my memories of that game end Pete Varney for the game-tying two-point conver-
are almost as vivid as they were when I walked home af- sion. Pandemonium reigned, even in the press box,
ter its uproarious conclusion. Many other half-century where we Nieman Fellows had been given seats and
anniversaries from 1968 coincide with that one: the as- where we violated the hoary rule of sports, “No cheer-
sassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rob- ing in the press box.” Coming to the end of this terrific
ert F. Kennedy, the dreadful Democratic National Con- book, I felt like cheering all over again. 
vention in Chicago and, at Harvard itself, the trashing
of Harvard Yard by student radicals and the police bust THE GAME
that routed them. It was a tough year, and Colt places the
football game in that context, but as he writes: HARVARD, YALE, AND AMERICA IN 1968

“As time went on, it would be remembered as … a rare BY GEORGE HOWE COLT | 386 PP. $28
moment of grace in a tragic and turbulent year. At an REVIEW BY JONATHAN YARDLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
intensely polarized time, in which the country seemed

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PETS

Bonz meets Tucker, who writes pawsome dog ‘tails’

Hi Dog Buddies! “So when did you ree-lize YOU’RE a

This week’s column is a liddle dif- writer, too?”
ferent: I was assigned to attend an
Author Event at the Vero Beach Book “Being around Dad all the time, I
Center. No Woof.
started thinkin’ like him. An he start-
“Why?” you ask. Cuz the author is
a dog: Tucker Cameron. He’s a ghost ed thinkin’ like me. I come up with
writer for his Dad, W. Bruce Cameron.
Tucker’s written a buncha dog books. cool story ideas an share ’em with
The most famous is “A Dog’s Pur-
pose,” which you probly heard of. The him. We’ve written a lotta books for
New York Times (a paper like ours, but
a liddle bigger) had it on the Bestseller grown-ups an liddle humans: ‘A Dog’s
List for 7 Dog Years, and it’s also a hit
(4-hankie) movie. Journey,’ ‘The Dogs of Christmas,’ ‘A

“The story’s VERY inspirational. It’s Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘Max’s Story,’ ‘El-
about this lovable, devoted dog who
wants to know his Purpose in Life, an lie’s Story,’ ‘Molly’s Story’ an lots
finds it by being reincarnated (yep, I
Googled) as different dogs, with dif- more. I’m happy I had a paw in makin’
ferent humans, over 50 human years.
Along the way, he learns, and shares, Dad the success he is today. My favor-
Life’s Greatest Lessons, such as ‘true
love never dies,’ and ‘our real friends ite book is ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’ It really
are always there for us, if we know
where to look.’” gives humans a look into how we dogs

There were lots of humans at the think.
Book Center, grown-ups an kids; an
Road Runner, a rescue Shih Tzu from “On the road, Dad’s the one who
the HALO shelter. While Tucker’s Dad
was talkin’ to the humans, I was ush- gives these presentations, cuz there’s
ered back to The Special Room Behind
the Bookshelves to innerview Tucker. usually more humans than dogs at-
I felt Very Important, an a liddle ner-
vous. I know we’re fellow writers, but tending. Plus, he’s way better at sign-
still ...
ing books. I tend to smudge ’em.”
Tucker was middle-size; creamy/
gold; free-style hair-do. Very cordial. “What was it like, though, makin’
Trotted right up for the Wag-n-Sniff.
“Hey there, Bonz! Glad you could the MOO-vie?”
make it. I’m Tucker Cameron. It’s a
pleasure.” “Totally PAWSOME! Mom’s a

“Likewise! You’re my first author! I screenwriter, and, of course, me an
really appreciate your time!”
Dad wrote the book, so we were out in
“Not a problem. I’ll start yappin’
an you just jump in with questions. Hollywood a lot. It was aMAZing. We
Hows that?”
worked with the producer, director
“Great!”
“First off, I’ll just say I am of suspect Tucker. and the human and dog actors. I had
DNA – possibly terrier with one or two
scoops of poodle. Me an my newborn who’d just weaned her own puppies to keep reminding Dad that we were
siblings were heartlessly stuffed in a an had extra, so she shared with us.
box an dropped off outside the Den- After all this time, I still remember there to work, cuz he kept tumbling
ver animal shelter. It was cold an we how warm an soft she was, an how she
were still blind as bats. (That harrow- snuggled us an licked us like we were around with the dogs. I even had a
ing start became the inspiration for her very own puppies. And how we all
my novel, ‘The Dogs of Christmas.’ fell asleep with happy tummies. She role in the movie myself,” he added
But I digress.) Anyway, my future hu- took care of us ’til we were ready to
man sister Georgia Lee runs another, find Forever Families. casually.
no-kill shelter in Denver an, thank
Lassie, she scooped us up and saved “Well, Georgia Lee has this amaz- “No WOOF!”
our lives. You see, being newborn, we ing gift for matching pooches with
still needed Mommy Milk, and there humans and, somehow, she knew me “Yep. I had a walk-on in one of the
was a mother pooch at her shelter an her Dad would be a perfect match.
Even though he was in California at problem before.’ So that was that. dog park scenes. An I was READY!
the time (we’re bi-coastal), she said
‘no problem!’ and delivered me to him “My Dad REALLY loves dogs. Here’s Hey, you know Hollywood. You gotta
and Mom (Mom is Cathryn Michon).
how he described meeting his first be on top of your game every single
“We all survived ‘Puppy Training in
a High Rise,’ and I’ve been in charge dog. ‘I was probably 8 years old, second.”
of the house ever since. Once in a
while, there are small differences, but playing in the back yard, when my I didn’t, but I nodded. He lowered
Dad always comes around.
dad opened the gate and in rushed a his voice.
“For example, one day he ree-lized
he’d been paying more for my food 9-week-old Labrador puppy. I fell to “I’m really 8 years old, but I SAY I’m
than his. So he went out an got The
Dry Stuff. THE DRY STUFF! Well, the my knees and spread my arms and 6. I think I can pull it off, don’t you?”
first time I stuck my nose in the dish
I’m like, ‘What the fluff is THIS?’ An that dog leaped into them as if we had “Oh, absoLUTEly. You look MAR-
he’s like, ‘Why didn’t you TELL me
you could TALK before?’ loved each other our whole lives.’” velous!”

“An I’m like, ‘There’s never been a “Woof! I see what you mean.” I was Tucker’s Dad signed lotsa books

moved. that night, an there’s more at the Book

“Dad kept on lovin’ dogs, an he was Center, with a big pickshur of Tucker

also comPELLED to tell stories. He’s an his Dad.

been a writer his whole life and he’s Heading home, I was thinking that

written a buncha of non-dog books, we, as fellow dogs, should always re-

too. member: “Every dog happens for a

“He’s really hilarious, for a human. reason.” 

He writes stuff like, ‘How could you
-The Bonznot adore an animal who senses when

your day is not going well and tries to
cheer you up by dumping a sodden
tennis ball in your lap?’

Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]

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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE

FROM MICROSOFT TO BRIDGE BASE WEST NORTH EAST
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He was part of the Bridge Base Online team in the 2016 Yeh Online Bridge World Cup.
This featured four teams playing a round robin of 16-board matches in three venues: Beijing, SOUTH
Turin and Seattle. KQ82
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defense. 93

Against two diamonds, Sharon Osberg (West) led the heart queen. Gates overtook with Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Both
his king, cashed the heart ace and continued with the heart jack. After West discarded a
discouraging spade four, what should East have done next? The Bidding:

Gu Ling (North for the Chinese Contract Bridge Association) would have done best to SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
overcall one no-trump. After losing five heart tricks, she could have taken the rest, aided by 1 Hearts
the club finesse. When she made a takeout double, Gates did well not to rebid two clubs. Pass 1 Spades Dbl. Pass LEAD:
If he had, South would have passed, and West probably would have rebid two hearts. That Pass Pass Q Hearts
contract would surely have gone down one. 2 Diamonds Pass

When East passed, Lin Rongqiang (South) advanced with two diamonds.

After three rounds of hearts, East shifted to the diamond three. Declarer took West’s queen
with dummy’s ace, played a spade to his king and ran the diamond nine. East took his two
trump tricks and exited with a heart, which squeezed West. When she discarded a spade,
South had four spades, two diamonds and two clubs.

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1 Narrow inlet (5) 1 Smooth talker (7)
4 Radiators (7) 2 Go in (5)
8 Perform (3) 3 Red sauce (7)
9 Cat (3) 4 Baloney (6)
10 Daft (5) 5 Legal defence (5)
11 Parade (5) 6 Age (3)
12 Mythical beast (7) 7 Glow (5)
15 Impulse (4) 13 Approach (4)
17 Formula (6) 14 Sphere (3)
19 Tillable (6) 16 Make anew (4)
22 Challenge (4) 18 Prisoner (3)
24 US politician (7) 20 Daydream (7)
26 Worth (5) 21 Voter (7)
28 Giant (5) 23 Zeal (6)
30 Row (3) 24 Locations (5)
31 Barrel (3) 25 Pick-me-up (5)
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INSIGHT GAMES

ACROSS 103 Rita Hayworth daughter, 55 Ferrara family The Washington Post
1 1971 John Wayne film Yasmin ___ Khan 58 ___ of (amazed by)
59 Indians of SW California
8 C to C, e.g. 104 Notorious Columbia Pictures 61 Mamie’s guy
14 One of Donald’s nephews mogul Harry 62 Starting from
18 Waker-upper 64 Entrepreneur’s govt. friend
106 In the least 66 Go ___ winner
19 Hen hunter 108 Mornings 67 “That’s still not it!”
20 In ___ (doing poorly) 109 Puppeteer Bil 68 Close ... very close
23 Dawdle 112 Reacts to solving this 70 Outfit
25 Render? 71 Funeral oration,
26 East or West follower puzzle? old-style
27 Do some illegal fixing 114 Eagle, to Caesar 74 Turn income into outgo
29 Irish county, city, 117 Like computer math 77 RMN’s VP
119 Certain veggie-lover’s pride 79 Conclusion start
or bay 121 Behind bars 81 Part of RSVP
30 ___ crow 122 Turkish mountain 83 Fairness factor,
31 Donut-shaped 123 Klatsch in sports
32 Composer Schifrin 124 Hoofers’ clickers 84 Try again
34 “Hot air” 125 Write down symbols 85 Oscar Madison, e.g.
35 Either Holbein 126 Skirt needs, 87 Record anew
37 Mountain guide? in Hawaii 89 “Result” of a penalty-free
38 Beale and Bourbon, for
DOWN football play
example 1 Vacation isle 90 Hockey score
40 “Over, please” 2 One of the Ages 92 Using capitals and small
43 “May ___ of service?” 3 Opulent ovoid
44 Great seats 4 Child’s namesakes letters, in editing shorthand
46 Communiqué from Gilligan 5 So far 94 Falls in two countries
48 City just E of Oakland 6 Containers at a 97 Shul teacher
49 Jokesmiths 98 Land-based radar
52 Father of the Reo Royale gaudeamus 100 Take a ___ (try)
54 “What’s in ___?” 7 Fab rival, ___ Plus 102 The blue crew
56 Bible book 8 Short ___ (winded) 105 Type of toxin
57 Mendelssohn’s Concerto in 9 Welsh dogs 107 Playing marble
10 Play length, sometimes 108 Red Sea gulf
___,
Opus 64 11 Chug-___ 110 Pro ___
59 Alley pickups? 12 Corrupt 111 Annoyingly dull sort
60 Picture 13 The Crash of ’79 author 113 Record book datum
63 Popular diet bread 14 Toque, for one 114 Petri dish layer
65 Hand protector 15 Applications 115 ___-majesté
66 Clumsy carpenter’s cries 16 Israeli airline 116 Underground army
69 Bettor’s raison d’être 17 He stunned the world on 118 Milestones, e.g.: abbr.
120 Overall: abbr.
72 Born April 12, 1961
73 Jardinieres 21 Larger of two reproductive BABY TALK By Merl Reagle
75 Adding place
76 Potent Yule parties cells
78 Removable locks? 22 Wolfe’s forte
80 Secret 24 Feels blindly
82 Observers 28 Silver and gold, but not
86 The heat of the moment
87 Last name of first female US bronze: abbr.
31 Part of an airport lineup?
attorney general 33 Tic-tac-toe line
88 Work as a judge 35 Noon adjective
91 Worthless mineral matter 36 Rhyme scheme
93 Lethal weapon 37 Inspire
95 Arledge of TV lore 39 In a sec
96 Old Tokyo 41 Sucker deal
97 Huggable toys 42 Defunct flyer
99 Family girl 44 Arctic goose
101 Music notes
102 Nose-in-the-air type 45 Tavern tune
47 ___ in January
50 The Jazz, for one
51 Shadow over L.A.
53 Minute measures

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INSIGHT BACK PAGE

Don’t place unnecessary burdens on your precocious child

BY CAROLYN HAX The reason for this is within the sub-realities of de-
Washington Post velopment. It’s painful to watch a front-runner child
who has been encouraged to “train for the future”
Dear Carolyn: – whose one spark or another has been attentively
fanned and coached and tutored, and whose iden-
My son is almost 9 and loves to tity is built on that talent – wrestle with the universe-
altering reality of watching the rest of the pack catch
chat, with his friends mostly. He up.

pronounced 99 percent of the words The other extreme is painful, too, where the child
remains a standout but feels trapped and isolated by
perfectly, including their context, a life of narrow pursuit.

since age 2. That tells me his speech Maybe this isn’t what you meant by “turn his
speaking power into an asset for him in future.” But
section of the brain developed faster. it tripped me up hard because your child’s precoc-
ity has no bearing whatsoever on the answer to his
Now his teacher complains he chats during the class classroom disruptions. Which is:

and does not calm down easily. I am working on it in 1. Set clear limits.
2. Enforce them kindly and firmly.
collaboration with the teacher. 3. Encourage him to roam freely within those lim-
its, and roam joyfully with him.
How and where should I train him to turn his That’s it. Unless it comes to:
4. Develop Plan B if your child’s needs aren’t be-
speaking power into an asset for him in the future, by ing met – anything from developmental screening
(for the “does not calm down” thing) to a school with
teaching him the parameters and quality of talk? more generous recess.
So the only answer to the “how and where should
–Working on It I train him” question is to encourage him every day,
at each opportunity, with an eye to balance and a
Working on It: How wonderful for your son that he up great at/immersed in/preoccupied for an entire healthy tolerance for trial and error, to be true to
is precocious. childhood by X and drop it one day for Y. Abruptly himself and respectful of others. Any parent, any
and for good. child, any gifts. 
Please don’t make so much of it that it becomes a
burden to him. It is good to feed kids’ interests and talents. Of
course you hand instruments to budding musicians.
Kids develop at different rates, that much we’re
all told. Within this reality there are smaller reali- But there is a fine line between feeding their in-
ties, such as, a kid can excel at some things and lag terests and co-opting their talents in service of your
in others; a kid can roar out of the gate at something own pride.
(or everything) and prove over a lifetime to be the
bearer of special gifts; a kid can be an early standout The way not to cross it is to banish “future” for now.
at speaking, reading, music, sports, whatever – and You sign him up for X because he loves it, not be-
by 11 or 16 be overtaken by mid- to late-bloomers cause visions of X scholarships dance in your head.
and absorbed as one of the crowd. A kid can grow

Mind the grind: Dentist says
be on guard about bruxism

26 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

YOUR HEALTH

Mind the grind: Dentist says be on guard about bruxism

STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT

You may not be familiar with the

term “bruxism,” but chances are you, or

someone you know, deals with it at night.

Also known as unconsciously

grinding – or clenching – teeth, it’s a

condition that affects approximately

30 million to 40 million adults and

children in the United States,

and can result in a sore jaw,

loose, cracked or chipped ‘We clench or grind
teeth, and headaches.

While it can happen during our teeth with 7-10
the day, it often occurs at

night while we sleep, and times the amount of
may be associated with

obstructive sleep apnea, a force that we chew
serious, sometimes deadly

sleep disorder. with ...’
In a study by Children’s

Hospital of Boston, nearly 40 – Dr. Jessica
percent of the parents surveyed

said their children brux. And Mansfield Dr. JessicPaHMOTaOnS sBfYieBlEdNJaAnMdINCThHrAisCKCEhRushing.
according to Indialantic-based
dentist Dr. Jessica Mansfield,

because it’s something we

don’t know we’re doing, it’s can

be very difficult to stop.

Collins & Montz “We clench or grind our teeth with become life-threatening and a sleep
7-10 times the amount of force that doctor should be seen.
DCOESMNETTICI&SFTAMRILYY we chew with, and for a much greater
Experience the fusion of traditional duration, so it really wears the teeth “Sometimes a dentist, working
values and modern dentistry. down and causes them a lot of stress,” with a sleep doctor, can make a
At Collins & Montz, DMD, Mansfield said. “It has been thought mouth appliance that treats both the
that stress causes it, but new research apnea and bruxism,” Mansfield said.
we will focus on improving every aspect of your smile for optimal appearance, has also linked sleep apnea and “A sleep machine may be needed as
function, and comfort through our general family dentistry, and restorative bruxism. It is thought that the body well and that is prescribed by a sleep
procedures such as dental implants. Our comprehensive range of services and is trying to tighten the muscles in medicine doctor.”
dedication of quality set us apart. Call today to schedule your appointment. order to open the airway and winds up
clenching to do it.” A dentist can conduct an
524 OCEAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE BEACH, FL 32951 examination to look for symptoms of
She said most people have no brux, and treat pain when biting, as
(321) 725-6565 • MELBOURNEBEACHDENTISTRY.COM symptoms at first, but eventually wear well as sensitivity and worn teeth.
is visible on the teeth and they may
become more sensitive to cold. Bruxism Mansfield grew up beachside and
can also cause gum disease to progress graduated from Satellite High School.
faster and dental implants to fail. She attended undergraduate school
at Upsala College in East Orange,
“There are a number of health issues New Jersey, followed by dental school
linked to the condition, such as stress at Northwestern University Dental
and teeth misalignment, but one of School in Chicago.
the biggest risk factors is a serious
condition called obstructive sleep She practiced as a general dentist in
apnea,” Mansfield said. “Lifestyle the United States Navy Dental Corps
changes, such as losing weight and for seven years where she served on the
quitting smoking, can help treat sleep USS Enterprise. Mansfield has been in
apnea, as can treating nasal allergies.” private practice locally for 16 years.

To treat bruxism, Mansfield “Dentistry is very interesting
recommends wearing a dental guard. because it uses science, medicine,
physics, psychology, artistry and a lot
“The best treatment is to counter the of TLC,” Mansfield said. “I get to help
effects, is by wearing a hard guard at people be healthy without the life-
night or day, or a soft guard in the day and-death situations of emergency
while working out,” said Mansfield. medicine. It’s a very hands-on
“Soft guards at night tend to become profession and I love it.”
a chew toy that we chew on all night.”
The office of Jessica L. Mansfield, DDS,
If there is a concern that apnea may PA is located at 337 6th Ave. in Indialantic.
be occurring, Mansfield said it can The phone number is 321-723-5244. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 29, 2018 27

HEALTHY SENIOR

Causes of stomach aches … and ways to prevent them

STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST based upon these pain guidelines. * Sudden and sharp pain
Abdominal pain has a way of moving * Pain that radiates to your chest,
Q. I get a lot of stomach aches. Do you around. For example, gallbladder pain neck or shoulder
have any tips to prevent them? can move to your right shoulder. And, * Severe, recurrent or persistent pain
abdominal pain can be caused by the * Pain that worsens
If you are having recurring abdomi- lungs and heart. Or, it may be caused * Vomiting blood
nal pain, you should see a doctor imme- by muscle strain. * Blood in your stool
diately. This kind of discomfort can be * A swollen and tender abdomen
a symptom of a serious ailment. How- The following are some of the danger * Shortness of breath
ever, if you’re talking about the kind of signs associated with abdominal pain. * Dizziness
stomach aches we all get occasionally, If you experience any of the following, * High fever 
there are some things you can do to pre- get immediate medical attention:
vent them.

* Eat small meals more frequently.
* Make sure that your meals are well-
balanced and high in fiber.
* Drink plenty of water each day.
* Exercise regularly.
* Limit foods that produce gas.
The following are gas-generating
foods: legumes, especially dried beans
and peas, baked beans, soy beans,
lima beans; dairy products such as
milk, ice cream, cheese; vegetables
such as onions, cabbage, broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflower,
cucumbers, sauerkraut, asparagus,
potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, radishes;
fruits such as prunes, apricots, apples,
raisins, bananas; foods containing
wheat such as cereals, breads and
pastries; fatty foods such as fried
chicken and anything in cream sauces
and gravies; any carbonated beverage.
Abdominal pain is often caused by
overeating. Sometimes an infection
is responsible. But pain may be a
symptom of something that requires
emergency treatment; there are quite
a few organs in your abdominal area.
The location of the pain is informative
to your doctor.
Pain near your navel can be a sign
of appendicitis or something wrong in
your small intestine.
Stomach problems are found in the
upper middle section of the abdomen.
Persistent pain in this area may also
signal a problem with your gallbladder,
pancreas or the upper part of your small
intestine. It’s unusual to feel pain in the
upper left abdomen. Pain in this area
may be caused by a problem in the co-
lon, stomach, spleen or pancreas.
Intense pain in the upper
right abdomen is often related to
inflammation of the gallbladder.
Pain in the lower middle abdomen
may be caused by the colon. Women
with pelvic inflammatory disease or a
urinary tract infection may experience
pain in this area. The lower right abdo-
men is where inflammation of the co-
lon may cause pain. Appendicitis pain
may also spread to this region.
If you feel pain in the lower left
abdomen, you usually have a problem
at the end of the colon.
Don’t rely on self-diagnosis

28 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

YOUR HEALTH

New ‘hydrogel’ makes prostate cancer treatment safer

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Dr. Hugo Davila. of prostate cancer than the PSA. One
[email protected] of them is the 4Kscore. It’s a blood test
PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE that has allows us to identify even better
Dr. Hugo Davila of Florida the patients who are at risk for having
Healthcare Specialists is excited about the potential for damage to those other prostate cancer. Another [newer blood
a new tool available to treat prostate nearby organs and internal structures test] is called the PHI [or] Prostate Health
cancer – the SpaceOAR hydrogel surrounding the prostate, but in the Index and a third test is the PCA3, which
system by Augmenix. clinical trial prior to its FDA clearance, is a urine test that allows us to identify
SpaceOAR patients suffered significantly who is at risk of having prostate cancer.”
According to Davila, a Moffitt Cancer fewer such problems.
Center-trained urologist and robotic And the best news of all for men?
surgery specialist, SpaceOAR is a Or, as the FDA itself put it, “the Davila predicts the day will soon
synthetic polyethylene glycol hydrogel ability to protect the rectum [and other come when prostate biopsies – actually
that is injected into patients to gently structures] from radiation may allow snipping off a piece of the prostate to
“move” the prostate gland away from for radiation dose escalation to increase examine under a microscope – will also
other organs and internal structures – cancer kill rates and entail fewer be a thing of the past.
including the rectum, the bladder, the radiation treatment sessions.” “I think we’ll get to the point where
penile bulb and the sphincter – before we’ll replace the biopsies. I think
beginning external beam radiation Indeed, a whopping 65 percent between MRIs and blood tests we’ll get
treatments to destroy cancer cells fewer patients experienced clinically to that point in the near future,” he says.
inside the prostate. significant urinary problems when It could be in five or 10 years, or it could
the gel was used and an even more be much sooner.
Why? Because the radiation used to kill impressive 78 percent maintained their In Davila’s eyes, the diagnosis and
the prostate cancer cells is powerful and sexual function (erections) three years treatment of prostate cancer has never
can sometimes damage those sensitive after radiation treatments. been better with more proven options
tissue structures if they are irradiated available.
along with the cancer. Statistics like that make the gregarious As an accomplished robotic
Davila smile broadly. “I’m very happy to
Davila provides an example. “The
sphincter is the door that opens and
closes when you want to empty your
bladder and sometimes that can be
affected by radiation.”

That can lead to a lifetime of
incontinence for the patient. So, Davila
continues, “the idea of the OAR gel is
simply to move [the prostate] away from
the other internal structures.”

That’s especially important since, as
Davila puts it, urologists are “always
looking to improve treatment without
increasing the side effects,” but as
procedures change, precautions must
also change.

“One of the things that radiation
oncologists are doing now is what we
call the hyper-fragmentated radiation
treatments,” Davila explains. “They start
with low dose [radiation] and as they
progress in the treatment, they keep
increasing the dose.”

Increased radiation levels heighten

be a urologist because we are a surgical prostatectomy surgeon, he is keenly
specialty that is always looking for new aware that an important part of his
approaches and new techniques and job is to inform his patients about
things that we can provide to our patients those many options, and his easy-
to improve outcomes and quality of life.” going conversational manner makes
information and choices easier for his
And speaking of new – or, at least, patients to grasp.
fairly recent – as anyone who was
diagnosed with prostate cancer just a Dr. Hugo Davila is with Florida
few years ago is doubtless aware, the Healthcare Specialists. He has offices
standard test then was the Prostate in Vero Beach at 3730 7th Terrace, Suite
Specific Antigen (PSA) test which, it 101 and in Sebastian at 8005 Bay Street.
turns out, was wildly inaccurate. The phone number is the same for both
locations: 772-581-0528. 
“Today,” says Davila, “we have many
options that provide a better assessment

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 29, 2018 29

FINE & CASUAL DINING

Antonio & Vittoria’s Italian Tavern: Simply divine dining

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Agnello in the pan. Fantasie Contadine.
[email protected] I settled on a dish made with
PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Someday I hope to wander around semolina pasta, and my din-
Sicily and Naples to sample all the local ing companion chose one
Italian fare, but until then, there’s now a of the fish selections, so
very authentic dining experience right Antonio brought us a
on A1A in Satellite Beach. The husband- warm basket of bread
and-wife pair of Antonio and Vittoria are and, soon after, our
not your typical mom and pop. They are appetizer. We ordered
both accomplished chefs on a mission to the stuffed Portobello
share their passion for regional Italian Gustoso ($15.95) which
cuisine with Brevard beachsiders. consists of three huge
portobello caps stuffed
First tip: Make reservations. The res- with a crispy mixture of
taurant is tiny, and they offer three seat- homemade sausage and
ings at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Yes, dinner will smoked provolone. Really yum-
take two hours. Not because the service my, and substantial, plenty to share.
is slow, but because you will naturally

Fritto Misto Al ‘Italiana. Homemade Gnocchi Tartufati.

have questions about the menu, and ev- We both opted for bowls Affogato Alla Fragola. it’s on [email protected]
erything is made to order. Plus, soup or of split pea soup instead The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
salad is included with your entree and of salad. Split pea is my the chewy
you may want to save room for one of all-time favorite soup dines anonymously at restaurants at the
Vittoria’s homemade desserts – she’s a and this is a great one. side. The zucchini expense of this newspaper. 
trained pastry chef.
After peeking at the sauce had a good flavor, but it was a bit RESTAURANT HOURS
Second tip: This food is very different Ossobuco, my dining 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday
from your typical red-sauce-on-pasta companion settled on too salty for my taste, and combined
Italian fare. You may not see your favorite the Filetto Bianco a la RESERVATIONS
dishes on the menu. There’s no spaghetti Milanese, a fresh filet with the prosciutto spec, even saltier. Strongly Recommended
and meatballs, lasagna or fettuccini Al- of cod, crispy and served
fredo – not the week we were there, any- on salad ($22.95). He said But lots of flavor. I took about half of the BEVERAGES
way. Check out the menu on the website; the fish was flaky and fresh, Wine
it alternates between the chef’s favorites breaded very lightly in some- pasta home in a to-go box and my son ate
from Naples and its environs, and those thing like a panko breading and fried ADDRESS
from Sicily. golden. He also remarked that the salad it the next day and liked it a lot. 586 Hwy A1A, Satellite Beach
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Last Friday when we arrived for our potato from his plate and the diced, her- Both of our desserts, the cheesecake PHONE
4 p.m. reservation, it was Neapolitan bed potatoes were excellent, though they 321-978-2242
week, and my dining companion and I tasted like something you’d get in a Ger- and the chocolate tiramisu ($5.95 each),
knew we were in for a bit of an adventure. man restaurant.
I had questions about three of the were homemade and terrific. We’ll be
menu selections, and so did my dining My pasta dish was definitely different.
companion. He asked about how the The Trofie Zucchine E Speck ($18.95) was back to tour Sicily next time.
Ossobuco di Agnello was prepared and a large portion of spiral semolina pasta,
how meaty it was, and Antonio said the smothered jn a creamy zucchini sauce I welcome your comments, and en-
best way to answer that would be to sprinkled with crumbles of prosciutto
show him. He walked him straight back cooked like bacon. The trofie pasta is courage you to send feedback to me at
into the kitchen to see the Ossobuco di much heavier than the typical pasta, and

30 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

FINE & CASUAL DINING

Books to delight the wine lovers on your gift list

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE and authors of 2015’s “Wine Folly: The of a seasoned Georgia and elsewhere, he weaves a
The Washington Post Essential Guide to Wine,” which I called journalist, after he was fascinating story that mixes personal
“the best introductory book on wine to entranced by an Israeli wine he found in exploration with cultural enlighten-
Now that the grape come along in years.” his hotel room minibar while reporting ment.
harvest is in and from the Middle East. The result of his
the 2018 wines are The magnum edition is an expanded subsequent quest is “Tasting the Past: By searching for the origins of wine,
peacefully fermenting version of the original, and it’s beauti- The Science of Flavor & the Search for Begos brings its past to us in the here
and aging in the ful. Puckette and Hammack are mas- the Origins of Wine” (Algonquin, $27). and now. Along the way, he helps us un-
cellar, it’s time for this ters of infographics, and they present derstand how that wine we tasted on a
year’s crop of wine the essential information anyone needs Don’t let the unfortunate subtitle long ago vacation still resonates in our
books. Here are three to know about grape varieties, wine re- scare you. Begos veers off into sensory memory, our palate and our cultural
delightful new reads gions and those indecipherable terms science once in a while, but when he identity. 
that will be welcome on wine labels in a simple and visually escapes the laboratory and starts trek-
gifts for your wine- appealing way. king the mountain vineyards of Israel,
loving family and
friends. Kevin Begos jumped in, with the zeal

Wine fiends –
those of us who
spend an inordi-
nate amount of our
time, energy and
money thinking,
drinking and talk-
ing about vino –
will be thrilled to
know that Terry
Theise has written
a new book. “What
Makes a Wine Worth
Drinking: In Praise of the Sublime”
(Houghton Mifflin, $25) is Theise’s lat-
est effort to explain that ineffable qual-
ity of transcendent wines that transport
us in a spiritual way but often leave us at
a loss for words to explain our fascina-
tion to someone content to get a $7 buzz
from a plain old chardonnay.

Theise’s annual catalogues of the
wines he imports from Germany, Aus-
tria and Champagne through Skurnik
Wines and Spirits of New York have
become cult classics of wine writing.
They led to his first book, “Reading Be-
tween the Wines,” published in 2010.
“What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking”
is less memoir and more think piece,
but Theise’s fans, as well as those just
meeting him for the first time, will rev-
el as he leads us on an existential tour
of wine.

Just don’t be looking at your watch.
As a tour guide, Theise has a Dr. Who
quality about him, and a corkscrew is
his TARDIS. We never know what ad-
venture is coming on the next page. He
frequently turns off his mental GPS to
take us on a detour to some thought-
attraction a little out of the way, which
may lead even further afield before ulti-
mately delivering us to our destination.
For Theise, it’s all about the journey.

Novices who may not yet be ready
for Theise’s time-bending tour of the
vinous galaxy will enjoy the down-to-
earth treatment of “Wine Folly: Mag-
num Edition,” by Madeline Puckette
and Justin Hammack. They are the cre-
ators of the popular Wine Folly website

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the Fine and Casual Dining Pages of The Melbourne Beachsider.

The area’s best restaurants, many offering weekly specials.

32 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

CALENDAR

Please send calendar information 7 Holiday Tree Lighting in the Eau Gallie Arts
at least two weeks prior to your District, 6 p.m.with music in the bandshell,
shopping on Highland Avenue and Santa Claus in
event to Eau Gallie Square.

[email protected] 9 Indialantic Chamber Singers Sounds of the
Season, 3:30 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyte-
ONGOING rian Church, 106 N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic.

Satellite Beach Farmers‘ Market, 10 a.m. to 9 Space Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra
5 p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A, Winter Magic, 4 p.m. at Highland Fel-
(321)773-6458 lowship Church, 1591 Highland Ave, Eau Gal-
lie Arts District. Admission is free. (321)652-
Friday Night Lights, watch tennis competi- December 1 | The Bible on Parade, 2 p.m. in Downtown Melbourne 4913.
tion and exhibition, 6 p.m. most Fridays at Kiwi
Tennis Club, 30 Tradewinds Dr, Indian Harbour Melbourne Auditorium, celebration to follow 2 The Nutcracker Ballet by the Brevard Bal- 13 Town of Melbourne Beach Christmas
Beach. www.kiwitennisclub.com with free pizza, drinks and cake. Live music and let Company, 1 p.m. matinee and 6 p.m. Tree Lighting, 6 to 8 p.m. at Melbourne
presentations. www.thebibleonparade.org evening performance at the Performing Arts Beach Town Hall, 507 Ocean Ave. Santa will ride
NOVEMBER Center at Eau Gallie High School, 1400 Commo- in on a firetruck and the Melbourne Beach Vol-
1 World AIDS Day Bonfire hosted by PFLAG dore Blvd, Melbourne. Tickets cost $15 for ages unteer Fire Department will have pizza, drinks
30 Carriage rides at The Avenue at Vi- Melbourne Space Coast, 6:30 p.m. at 17 and younger, $20 for matinee adult, $25-$30 and snacks for sale.
era, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Pelican Island Beach, north access. PFLAG will for evening performance adult, and may be
through Christmas. Pick up outside the AMC provide hot dogs/veggie dogs/rolls and smores purchased online at www.BrevardBallet.com/ 14-15 Eastminster Presbyterian
movie theater. makings! Bring a chair or blanket or both and tickets. Church Live Nativity, 5 to 7
enjoy. www.pflagmelbourne.org p.m., outside service with carols at 6 p.m. Satur-
DECEMBER 5 Space Coast Lightfest Military Night at day, 106 N. Riverside Drive.
1-2 Stroll Through the Lights, 6:30 to 10 Wickham Park, Melbourne. Military per-
1 Ocean Reef Beach Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. two nights only at the Space sonnel past and present receive $4 off total en- 15 Standup Paddleboard Light Parade,
p.m. at Pelican Beach Park, Satellite Beach. Coast Lightfest, Wickham Park, hosted by the try fee. meet up on the southeast side of the
Celebrate the ocean lifestyle with activities, ven- Riverside District of the Central Florida Boy Pineda Causeway at 4 p.m. to line up for the
dors and entertainment. www.oceanreefbeach- Scout Council. Games, hands on activities, music 7 Margaritas for Mangroves fundraiser for parade. Decorate your SUP or kayak and please
festival.com and tons of fun! We will have food trucks, pony the Marine Resources Council 5:30 to 8:30 have plenty of horns and lights as there will be
rides for the kids, homemade crafts, seasonal p.m. hosted by Melbourne BMW, 1432 S. Harbor other boats in the water.
1 Candlelight Shopping in Historic Downtown items, and other fun vendors. The cost is $5 a City Blvd. Tickets cost $35 and include compli-
Melbourne, 5 to 9 p.m. Merchants will stay person under 3 free-Tickets must be purchased mentary tapas and margarita service. Call Steve 15 Town of Melbourne Beach 53rd An-
open late on Saturdays through Christmas. at the gate. Sharkey at (321)978-8862 for more information. nual Children’s Christmas Parade,
8:15 to 11:30 a.m. up and down Ocean Av-
1 The Bible on Parade, 2 p.m. in Downtown enue, with pancake breakfast by the Mel-
Melbourne, route starts and ends at the bourne Beach Volunteer Fire Department to
follow parade.
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in November 22, 2018 Edition 1 REEK 2 EXAM 21 Satellite Beach Police Athletic League
4 WEST 3 KETTLE Food Truck Friday Family Fest, 5 to 9
8 STOP 4 WHINGE p.m. in the parking lot of the D.R. Schechter Re-
9 LASTDITCH 5 SOCKET cration Center. Food and drink, music and ven-
11 KINGLY 6 STAGPARTY dors.
13 SLOGGED 7 SPRY
15 SCHEME 10 HIDEOUS 24 Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas festival,
16 TENANT 12 PSST 8 a.m. at the end of the Minutemen
18 THESIS 13 SHEEPSKIN Causeway. No registration is required, event is
20 DUSTED 14 OMNIBUS free to surfers and spectators. www.surfingsan-
22 BLUESKY 17 TODO tas.org.
23 RISQUE 19 SLEEVE
25 SEVENTEEN 20 DEFEAT 26 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support
26 TRIM 21 SKATER Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
27 BELT 23 RITZ the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel-
28 RAKE 24 JERK bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call
Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details.
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BREVARD INDIAN RIVER

Luxury living at its best
in stunning riverfront home

510 N Riverside Drive in Indialantic by the Sea: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 4,054-square-foot riverfront
pool home with dock on half-acre lot offered for $1.99 million by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s listing

agents and Greg Zimmerman and Gibbs Baum: 321-432-2009

34 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Luxury living at its best in stunning riverfront home

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER equipped summer kitchen that in- dining room and living room, where rated high impact for hurricanes. All
[email protected] cludes a refrigerator made to hold the ceiling is accented with exposed interior rooms have 8-foot solid-core
a keg. Next to the pool are separate beams that create a deep tray ceil- doors and several rooms and the
A spectacular 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath guest quarters with full kitchen and ing effect and a fireplace faced with courtyard pool deck area have Trav-
home, located just north of the Mel- full bathroom. stone to give the sense of a traditional ertine tile flooring. The home has a
bourne Causeway on Riverside Drive, hearth. metal roof and two, 2-car attached
offers the very best of beachside lux- Classic but with a sense of transi-

ury living with a beautiful waterfront tioning to a more modern style, the The dazzling eat-in kitchen, with garages located on a circular drive-
location and a wide range of high-end interior of the main home features a a large island and 12-foot beamed way. There is a large area to store
features and finishes. strong entertainment element, with ceiling, features plenty of storage in boats and other items out of sight.
a pool table room and game room. custom built 60-inch cabinets, along
Completed in 2017, the single-story Through double rolling doors is an with granite countertops, pot filler The back yard shaded by large live
home at 510 N Riverside Dr. has 4,054 adjoining home theater room with over the range, instant hot water dis- oak trees has 105 feet of frontage on
square feet under air. Most rooms 10-foot screen, overstuffed theater penser at a coffee bar/wine area, and the Indian River overlooking the Mel-
have 12-foot ceilings. seating and a ceiling made to imitate stainless appliances, including a 60- bourne Causeway with downtown
twinkling stars. inch Wolf gas range. Melbourne mirrored in the distance.
The entrance to the home high- It has a private dock equipped with
lights an oversized courtyard The split-plan home has a formal The master bedroom has an elec- power and water and two electric
swimming pool with spa and fully tric fireplace and direct access to the boat lifts with one set up for jet skis.
outside. Other features include over-
sized his and her walk-in closets with “Every detail was well thought out
built-in closet organizers. and executed flawlessly,’’ reflecting the
taste of those accustomed to the best in
There is a study with a built-in desk quality, finishes, design and lifestyle,
and a hidden closet that could be said co-listing agent Gibbs Baum.
used for storage or as a safe room.
The home is being offered for $1.99
All windows and exterior doors are million. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 29, 2018 35

REAL ESTATE

VITAL STATISTICS
510 N RIVERSIDE DR.,

INDIALANTIC

Neighborhood: Indialantic by the Sea
Year built: 2017

Construction: Concrete block, stucco
Home size: 4,054 square feet under air; 5,964

square feet total
Lot size: .46 acres

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3 full bathrooms and 1 half-bath
Additional features: Designer front double door,
electric fireplace in master bedroom, vent-free
fireplace in living room faced with stone, security
system, in-house central vacuum system with
broom sweep, full-house audio system, wet bar,
theater room with projector and 10-foot screen,
granite countertops, stainless appliances includ-
ing a 60-inch Wolf gas range, pot filler over range,
instant hot water dispenser at coffee bar/wine
area, 8-foot solid core interior doors, Travertine

tile flooring, impact hurricane windows and
exterior doors; private covered dock with two
boat lifts with one set up for jet skis, oversized
courtyard pool and spa, summer kitchen with

sink, fridge, outdoor shower.
Listing agency:

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agents: Gibbs Baum, 321-432-2009,

and Greg Zimmerman, 321-704-3025
Listing price: $1.99 million

36 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Nov. 16 to Nov. 22

The real estate market was surprisingly active Thanksgiving Week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Indialantic led the way with 7 sales, followed by Satellite Beach with 6, and Melbourne Beach and
Indian Harbour Beach each reporting 5 transactions.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home with deeded beach and river access in Melbourne Beach. The
residence at 170 Richards Road was placed on the market Oct. 30 for $325,000. The price was subsequently
changed to $329,000, and the sale closed Nov. 16 for $327,500.
The seller was represented by David Settgast of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. The purchaser in the transaction
was represented by Todd Ostrander of RE/MAX Elite.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE


RIVERSIDE LANDING OF 208 IVORY DR 4/21/2018 $475,000 $459,500 11/16/2018 $440,000
RIVER COLONY EAST 606 SHANNON AVE 8/24/2018 $469,900 $459,900 11/20/2018 $430,000
MELBOURNE SHORES 1ST 250 FLAMINGO DR S 9/23/2018 $395,000 $395,000 11/20/2018 $375,330
VILLA DE TROVA 1408 ATLANTIC ST C 10/24/2018 $269,900 $269,900 11/21/2018 $250,000

TOPAZ OCEANFRONT CON 735 N HIGHWAY A1A 301 SALES FOR 32903
THE DUNES AT OCEANSI 156 DOTTED DOVE LN
THE DUNES OF INDIALA 1415 N HWY A1A 107 8/9/2018 $395,000 $395,000 11/16/2018 $395,000
INDIALANTIC SEC G 960 S SHANNON AVE S 9/28/2018 $374,900 $364,900 11/21/2018 $357,000
SOUTH SEA VILLAGE 1S 2056 SEA AVE 5/10/2018 $389,900 $365,000 11/19/2018 $355,000
OCEAN PARK 2ND ADDN 221 AVENIDA DE LA 8/30/2018 $390,000 $370,000 11/19/2018 $355,000
PALM COLONY CLUB CON 2700 N HIGHWAY A1A 8-202 8/27/2018 $279,900 $245,000 11/19/2018 $230,000
10/16/2018 $179,900 $179,900 11/16/2018 $179,900
10/13/2018 $120,000 $120,000 11/16/2018 $115,000

SALES FOR 32937

FOUNTAINS UNIT 1 TH 685 BARCELONA CT 10/15/2018 $660,000 $660,000 11/21/2018 $625,000
CRISTAL CONDO PHS 2 1907 HIGHWAY A1A 305 $525,000 11/16/2018 $490,000
INDIAN HRBR BCH S9 131 ANONA PL 9/10/2018 $525,000 $419,000 11/21/2018 $420,000
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 456 PENGUIN DR $349,000 11/21/2018 $350,000
INDIAN HRBR BCH S3 113 N OSCEOLA DR N 10/25/2018 $419,000 $339,900 11/16/2018 $320,000
DE SOTO PARK 405 DESOTO PKWY $299,000 11/20/2018 $299,000
SEACOAST SHORES U5S3 105 MARION ST 8/20/2018 $365,000 $299,900 11/21/2018 $292,000
SEA PARK HOMES 4TH A 372 W DOVER ST $269,500 11/16/2018 $243,800
GLEASONS REPLAT OF A 610 PARKSIDE PL 610 8/2/2018 $339,900 $274,900 11/21/2018 $170,000
SEAMARK CONDO 1195 HIGHWAY A1A 213 $169,900 11/16/2018 $155,000
SOUTH PATRICK APTS C 55 SEA PARK BLVD 505 10/24/2018 $299,000 $99,900 11/16/2018 $95,000

8/2/2018 $310,000

6/20/2018 $296,000

8/28/2018 $289,000

9/28/2018 $219,000

10/17/2018 $99,900

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 29, 2018 37

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Indian Hrbr Bch S3, Address: 113 N Osceola Dr N Subdivision: Indian Hrbr Bch S9, Address: 131 Anona Pl

Listing Date: 8/1/2014 Listing Date: 10/24/2014
Original Price: $339,900 Original Price: $419,000
Recent Price: $339,900 Recent Price: $419,000
Sold: 11/15/2014 Sold: 11/20/2014
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $420,000
Listing Agent: Cindy Walker Listing Agent: Kiara Oberhaensli

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

Erica Cossairt Elisia Chan

Curri Properties RE/MAX Solutions

Subdivision: Seamark Condo, Address: 1195 Highway A1A 213 Subdivision: Fountains Unit 1 Th, Address: 685 Barcelona Ct

Listing Date: 9/27/2014 Listing Date: 10/14/2014
Original Price: $219,000 Original Price: $660,000
Recent Price: $169,900 Recent Price: $660,000
Sold: 11/15/2014 Sold: 11/20/2014
Selling Price: $155,000 Selling Price: $625,000
Listing Agent: Alexander Warner Listing Agent: Anthony Scaramouche

Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Aaron & Valerie Young Zachary Spurlock

Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC RE/MAX Elite

38 Thursday, November 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Riverside Landing Of, Address: 208 Ivory Dr Subdivision: River Colony East, Address: 606 Shannon Ave

Listing Date: 4/20/2014 Listing Date: 8/23/2014
Original Price: $475,000 Original Price: $469,900
Recent Price: $459,500 Recent Price: $459,900
Sold: 11/15/2014 Sold: 11/19/2014
Selling Price: $440,000 Selling Price: $430,000
Listing Agent: Karen Coville Listing Agent: Sarah Burr

Selling Agent: Exp Realty LLC Selling Agent: Palm Realty Properties,LLC

Donna Thompson Sarah Burr

RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Palm Realty Properties,LLC

JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: Cristal Condo Phs 2, Address: 1907 Highway A1A 305

Waterfrontbrevard.com Listing Date: 9/9/2014
Original Price: $525,000
THE HOUSING MARKET IS MOVING FAST - DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND. Recent Price: $525,000
Sold: 11/15/2014
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $490,000
WE’LL GET YOU WERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Pamela Vanderveer

402 SANDERLING DR. • INDIALANTIC, FL 32903 Selling Agent: Vanderveer Properties

THE SANCTUARY - $549,000 Shannan Kozack
4 BEDROOM / 3 BATHROOM 3,221 SF
.34 ACRE CORNER LOT • GRAND ENTRANCE Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC
LUSH LANDSCAPING • SPARKLING POOL
Subdivision: Gleasons Replat of A, Address: 610 Parkside Pl 610
David Curri
Listing Date: 8/27/2014
Broker/Owner Original Price: $289,000
Recent Price: $274,900
[email protected] Sold: 11/20/2014
Selling Price: $170,000
321.890.9911 Listing Agent: Elizabeth Findley &
Coastal Home Team
Selling Agent:
Curri Properties

Stephanie Allain

Premium Properties Real Estate

Subdivision: Waterway Estates 3rd, Address: 456 Penguin Dr

Listing Date: 8/19/2014
Original Price: $365,000
Recent Price: $349,000
Sold: 11/20/2014
Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Kristen Hazlett

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

James Hayes

Coastal Life Properties LLC

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