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Brightline’s debut going well – except for 3rd death Hospital tours
wrap up; time to
MY TAKE narrow list nears

As the glitzy, new train pulled nesses said the woman killed shortly before A Brightline train By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
into the West Palm Beach station 6:30 p.m. last Friday had ducked under the in the station at [email protected]
Saturday afternoon, completing gates and attempted to beat the train across
my round-trip ride to Fort Lau- the tracks. West Palm Beach. After touring four hospitals in
derdale on Brightline’s first day of Cleveland, Ohio, and Orlando in
public operation, I jotted down Perhaps that’s why the train on which I was PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD just two days in early January, In-
two final words in my notebook: riding slowed noticeably for about a minute dian River Medical Center officials
as we rolled through a section of Boynton Beach on my return trip to downtown West looking for a partner may have
“Nobody died.” Palm Beach. Or maybe it was because a group thought last week would be easier.
That was noteworthy because, of five pre-teen boys was standing alongside
only 23 hours earlier, a woman at- the tracks as the train rolled by. That wasn’t necessarily the
tempting to cross the tracks by foot case. With rush hour traffic in
in Boynton Beach had been struck No explanation was given, and the train Miami one day and Orlando the
and killed by a Brightline train of- soon accelerated to its normal speed – pas- next, Round Two of the tour of po-
fering a promotional ride to area tential partners was exhausting.
It was also newsworthy be- But it also was exhilarating
cause the woman was the third for board members of IRMC’s
person killed by a Brightline management company, as well
train before the high-speed rail as the elected trustees of Indian
service boarded its first paying customer. River County’s Hospital District.
A woman died after being hit in Boca Ra- Both groups have fretted over the
ton during a test run in July, where authori- health of the taxpayer-owned hos-
ties investigated the case as a suicide. Another pital for years now, and last sum-
woman was killed on the tracks in Deerfield mer decided to begin the search
Beach during a test run in November. for a much larger system to take
According to Boynton Beach police, wit- over IRMC.

That process is quickly reach-
ing a climax. A vote scheduled for
Jan. 30 will determine which of the


INSIDE Vero High band hoping to march in London’s New Year’s Day parade
NEWS 1-8 PETS 14
HEALTH 9 GAMES B20 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer year, when as many as 200
CALENDAR B23 [email protected] Fighting Indians are scheduled
REAL ESTATE 15 to march in the 2019 London
B1 Through the years, the Vero New Year’s Day Parade in En-
ARTS Beach High School Band has gland.
marched and played in great
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 venues across America – from Associate Band Director
For circulation or where to pick up the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Brandon Putzke on Sunday
your issue call: 772-226-7925 Parade in New York to the Tour- confirmed that the band had
nament of Roses Parade in Pas- received an informal invitation
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. adena to the deck of the U.S.S. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD to participate in the prestigious
Missouri at Pearl Harbor. parade through London’s West
End, where more than 650,000
Never, though, has the band people lined the streets along
performed overseas.
That’s likely to change next

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HOSPITAL TOURS visited two hospitals owned by the for-prof- conut Grove, fresh white roses and snap- a new medical school at Nova Southeastern
it HCA, the largest hospital management dragons were set at every place for lunch. University that appeared to have little to do
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 company in the nation with 166 hospitals. with Vero.
The next day, they toured two properties At Adventist’s vast 1,300-bed Florida
four finalist systems will go to the next stage that are part of the 45-hospital faith-based Hospital in Orlando, a roster of doctors re- In some ways, the final two suitors were
of negotiations. Those finalists include the nonprofit Adventist Health System. arranged their day on a moment’s notice dramatically different. While the prior
Cleveland Clinic, whose main Cleveland for the Vero visitors when Florida’s Sun- week’s tours of Cleveland Clinic and Orlan-
campus as well as one in Akron were visit- Both groups seemed to pull out all the shine laws derailed a planned two-part do Health were similar in tone – both eager
ed by the IRMC team Jan. 4. The next day, stops for their Vero visitors. After months of presentation with a tour in between. Under to play up their respective patient-first and
the same officials toured two campuses of harsh self-examination, the local hospital Sunshine, elected Hospital District trustees physician-first philosophies of care – these
Orlando Health. Those tours were covered board members’ focus shifted from IRMC’s were not allowed to end one meeting, prop- final tours were enigmatic opposites: At
in last week’s issue of Vero News and Sebas- viability to its sudden and intense desir- erly noticed and publicly teleconferenced HCA’s Aventura and Mercy hospitals, the
tian River News. ability, as the hospital’s strengths – chief- in Vero, then disband for a tour, and recon- personality-driven courtship display may
ly its heart and cancer centers, as well as vene without the required public notice. have been aimed at humanizing the huge
After an all-too-brief weekend of rest, the physicians – received commendation after corporate healthcare system. By contrast,
four District trustees and four representa- glowing commendation. “They really want Unflappable Florida Hospital executives the nonprofit Adventist Florida Hospital
tives of the IRMC board of directors headed you,” observed one PR person. apologized and sent staff to scramble the concentrated on a carefully choreographed
south to Miami-Dade County, where they speakers STAT. Minutes late, doctors be- display of professionalism.
At HCA’s 488-bed Mercy Hospital in Co- gan coming through the doors, one still in
scrubs, an hour ahead of schedule. Florida Hospital hardly had to mention
of its Seventh Day Adventist affiliation.
As the meeting wrapped up, Eric Stevens, Throughout the hospitals but especially
senior executive officer and administrator in Orlando, religious paintings are prom-
for the Orlando campus, spoke of the “awk- inently displayed, and the day with Vero
ward rush” of the bumped-up schedule. Ju- Beach representatives began with a prayer
niper Advisory’s Jordan Shields, one of two at the system’s Ormond Beach hospital,
IRMC consultants who were omnipresent Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
on the partnership tours, made a rare com-
ment: “We see what a giant facility this is, It was more of a surprise that at both
and you had people here within two sec- HCA hospitals, religion also played a part,
onds. It’s unbelievable.” perhaps to show that the corporation al-
lows communities to determine the culture
Stevens didn’t miss a beat. “Please inter- of their hospitals. At Aventura, there were
pret that as your importance.” several references to the community’s large
Jewish population and the accommoda-
At HCA’s Aventura Hospital, the assem- tions made for it.
bled group included three small-town may-
ors and a university president intent on Mayor Enid Weisman, a longtime hos-
making a lasting impression on their Vero pital board member, noted the impa-
guests. They likely did – by taking up a third tience of Aventura’s affluent population,
of the hospital’s presentation talking about

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saying it could be the root cause of low tices to assure a patient stream. BRIGHTLINE comfortable. The carpeted aisles are wide.
patient satisfaction ratings. “We have a That followed a settlement in March of The amenities include free wireless inter-
very elite community. They don’t wait for CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 net, power outlets and USB ports. And – on
anything. They’ll hit the call button and the same year, when Adventist paid $5.4 opening day, at least – the service was out-
say, ‘It took you 30 seconds to get here? million over allegations that it violated the sengers using a speed-detecting app on their standing.
Wait a minute. I wanted it 30 seconds federal False Claims Act by not providing smart phones said we averaged 75 mph and
ago.’ So much is key to that little buzzer, enough supervision of its radiation oncol- hit a high of 83 mph – as we completed the Every Brightline employee I encountered
and we don’t minimize it. It comes up at ogy services in multiple Florida hospitals 39-minute, northbound trip without inci- at the station – the greeter at the entrance,
every single board meeting.” from 2010 to 2013. dent. The southbound trip, by the way, did the women at the ticket counter, the securi-
not include any slowdowns and took only 37 ty guards in the passenger lounge, even the
And at the Roman Catholic hospital, Mer- And in October 2015, both Adventist minutes. custodian – was smiling and friendly.
cy in Coconut Grove, Sister Elizabeth Wor- and HCA paid out millions more to set-
ley, a retired chemistry teacher and mem- tle allegations involving the implantation Both trips, though, provided a taste of The same goes for the attendants on
ber of the board of directors, still wears a of heart defibrillators before the Medi- what we can expect when Brightline expands the train, where they served beverages and
habit. She pointed out that the presence of care-required waiting period. its service to Miami later this year and, if all snacks, similar to what you’d see on an air-
religious statuary in the hospital is spelled goes as planned, to Orlando in two years. liner. Even on opening day, though, a day
out in its covenant with HCA. That includes Adventist paid out $5.5 million to settle the train company heavily promoted and
the crucifix over the door of a pediatric allegations that included Florida Hospital So here’s what I can tell you . . . has been preparing for years, the train was
playroom where a “Finding Nemo” mural Orlando. HCA and 42 affiliated hospitals, It’s a really nice train. The leather seats are
covers the walls. including Mercy and Aventura, paid out CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
$15.8 million. In all, 457 hospitals were in-
When IRC Hospital District Board chair volved in the settlement nationwide.
Marybeth Cunningham asked the jovial Dr.
Rolando De Leon, an OB/GYN and chair- In all three cases, the Justice Department
man of Mercy’s board of trustees, if the hos- statements noted that settlements did not
pital offered abortion services, he said no. address liability.
“And no sterilizations, either,” he added.
Not that all souls are free of taint at either
hospital group. It is widely known that in The Hospital District Board has a meet-
2000 and 2003, HCA paid a total of $1.7 bil- ing set for Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Dis-
lion in fines in the largest case of Medicare trict office to “debrief” the trips. The IRMC
fraud in the nation. board is expected to do the same on Jan.
22, meeting in the hospital board room.
In September 2015, Adventist Health Consultants from Juniper Advisory will be
paid $118.7 million to the federal govern- present for both meetings. Then on Jan.
ment and four states, including Florida, 30, Juniper will present to both boards the
to settle allegations of overcompensating results and summary of the second-round
physicians who referred patients to its hos- proposals. Following that meeting, the two
pitals, as well as buying up physician prac- boards will meet separately to come up
with a recommendation. 

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BRIGHTLINE While security guards were visible and Coast and on to Cocoa, where the tracks which should be obvious after three fatal-
only ticketed passengers could access the will veer west to Orlando. ities on the West Palm Beach to Fort Lau-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 upstairs lounge areas, there wasn’t a secu- derdale stretch alone – and, again, that was
rity check and I was not required to pass The longer, non-stop, often-straight before Brightline began regular operation
not packed. There were plenty of people on- through a metal detector. stretches will allow the trains to reach with frequent trips each day.
board but also some empty seats. speeds exceeding 100 mph and supposedly
Maybe that’s impractical for train travel, enable them to travel between Orlando and Clearly, there’s a danger to allowing trains
Back inside the two-tier station, which is because, during my sports-writing days, I Miami in three hours, including the stops to travel at 75 to 85 mph alongside houses,
bright and airy with large windows, there’s covered several Olympics in Europe and in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. businesses and roadways in densely popu-
a snack bar and gift shop, restrooms and didn’t go through any security screenings at lated areas with no safety barriers.
separate lounges for coach and “Select” rail stations there, either. All in all, my round trip on Brightline
passengers. was, in every way, a pleasant experience To allow those same trains to pass
Here, at both the West Palm Beach and that fully lived up to Brightline’s slogan: through our community 32 times per day
(Since Brightline’s introductory, one-way Fort Lauderdale stations, I felt safe. “The carefree, car-free way to travel.” And, at speeds in excess of 100 mph would, it
fares for the abbreviated service were only purely as a mode of transportation, this seems to me, be bordering on reckless,
$10 for coach and $15 for “Select,” I opted That goes for the ride, too. high-speed rail service should be a terrific especially if Brightline refuses to erect the
for the higher-priced ticket, which put me It was so smooth, so quiet that it didn’t addition to South Florida. above-mentioned safety barriers.
in the passenger car that offered slightly feel as if we were traveling very fast. That
larger seats and a free adult beverage.) sensation could change when Brightline But I still don’t want it anywhere near us. How many more people must die before
expands its service through the Treasure First, there are the safety concerns, somebody with the authority to regulate
the rail industry does something?

Then there’s the noise issue.
The train’s horn blew almost constant-
ly throughout my Brightline round-trip.
That’s because the so-called “quiet zones”
– railroad crossings with federally regu-
lated safety upgrades that enable trains to
pass through without blowing their horns
– haven’t yet been built between West Palm
Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
The Palm Beach Post reported three
weeks ago that the quiet-zone upgrades
aren’t expected to be completed along the
stretch from West Palm Beach to the Bro-
ward County line for four to six months and
residents who live near the tracks already
are complaining.
Those same upgrades will be needed in
our county, which has 30 railroad crossings,
to avoid what will seem like a relentless,
daylong shriek of train horns. Guess who’s
going to pay for them? Not Brightline.
Finally, there’s the dramatic increase in
freight traffic that I firmly believe will fol-
low Brightline’s expansion through our
The Panama Canal has been widened.
The seaports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
are being expanded and the projects in-
clude new rail lines. And, as has been prov-
en across America, passenger rail service is
not profitable. Hauling freight is.
So don’t be surprised to see more
slow-moving, traffic-stopping Florida East
Coast Railway freight trains chugging along
on the extra tracking installed for Bright-
line’s speedsters.
The change, I’m guessing, will be so
gradual that we won’t notice it – until an
ambulance is stuck at a crossing, wasting
precious minutes as it waits for the freight
trains to pass. Remember: Most of the
county’s population resides west of the
tracks, but both of the county’s hospitals
are located east of the tracks. That’s a po-
tential danger.
And what if there’s a derailment?
We’ve seen it happen elsewhere. Don’t
tell me it can’t happen here. I’ve spoken
with a few first responders, and they tell me
such an event would be catastrophic.
None of that matters, though.
The battle has been lost, regardless of
what you might hear from opponents who
refuse to surrender.
Brightline is a reality. 

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the two-mile route for this year’s festivities PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
and an estimated 3 million watched on tele-
vision. ments and equipment to London. “Our goal
is to raise $500,000,” Putzke said. “We’ll be
Parade representatives – it’s possible the reaching out to the community, which has
great-grandson of Great Britain’s iconic always come through in the past.”
Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, will be
among them – are expected to travel to Vero Putzke said it’s too soon to know how
Beach within the next few weeks to formally many band members would make the trip,
extend an invitation to the Fighting Indians. which is not mandatory, but he expected
between 90 and 200 to depart Vero Beach on
Putzke said the band decided in October Dec. 27 and return on Jan. 4.
to accept the invitation, which will provide
the band with an opportunity to perform in “That’s doesn’t include parents and chap-
front of its largest audience ever and, possi- erones,” he added. There are currently 208
bly, members of the British royal family. band members, and at least 90 must com-
mit to the trip, Putzke said, adding that he
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Howell are “exploring options,” seeking
for these students,” Putzke said. “A lot of a way to include any of this year’s seniors
them have never been overseas; some have who want to go.
never been outside Florida. So when we told
them about the invitation, their eyes were as The Fighting Indians were among 20 U.S.
big as saucers and their jaws dropped to the bands invited to march in the 2019 event.
floor. They were stunned. The bands were chosen based on their rep-
utations, state ratings, success in competi-
“We’ve played in some big events in the tions and performances at other significant
past,” he added, “but this is a lot bigger than events.
anything we’ve done.”
This is the first time Vero Beach has been
So is the price tag. invited to perform at the London parade,
Putzke said the trip will cost about $3,200 Putzke said. 
per person and that the band will seek do-
nations from local individuals and spon-
sorships from local businesses, as well as
conduct fundraisers to offset expenses. In
addition to airfare, accommodations and
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Scully Welsh ‘cancer stalker’ finds funds to help patients

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Jalicia Gachelin.
[email protected]
Most people work for a living. Jalicia
Gachelin works to help cancer patients sistance for local cancer patients. that need this assistance. I mean we have Another grant opportunity, Gachelin re-
keep living … and to keep them from go- While Gachelin does indeed find mon- indigent patients with no health insurance calls, opened at 1 p.m. but by 3 p.m. all the
ing bankrupt due to the ever-rising cost of at all. Part of this program is giving them available funds were gone. In that brief two-
modern cancer care. ey, she has her own, even more evocative access to cancer care.” hour window, however, Gachelin had man-
name for what she does. She proudly calls aged to secure at least some of those dollars
As U.S. News & World Report points out, herself “a cancer stalker … for my patients.” “Just since August,” Gachelin continues, for three of her Scully-Welsh patients.
“many newly approved cancer drugs cost “I have been able to help roughly 300 pa-
an average of $10,000 per month with some Gachelin not only stalks, she also push- tients.” “I really love this role. I love helping pa-
therapies topping $30,000 per month.” es. Hard. “You have to be a little bit ag- tients. I just want the community to know
gressive because if you are not, then who Opportunities to find funds can change that [Scully-Welsh] is on top of the latest
Gachelin’s job – as an “oncology finan- is fighting for the patients?” she says of as often and as rapidly as the weather. medications, the latest treatments and
cial recovery coordinator” at Vero Beach’s her approach to securing grants and other giving them a fighting chance at beating
Scully-Welsh cancer center – is finding forms of financial aid. For example, after Hurricane Irma swept cancer. My job is to make that treatment
ways to help her patients cut those costs through Florida, Gachelin found a cash accessible [and affordable] to our patients.”
down to size. While many people think of Vero grant program through CancerCare and
Beach as the land of wealthy seniors the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society “for all Scully Welsh Cancer Center is located at
U.S. cancer patients now spend well with gold-plated health insurance plans, cancer patients in the area affected by the 3555 10th Ct, Vero Beach; the phone number
over $32 billion annually on cancer drugs Gachelin knows a majority of patients don’t hurricane,” and because of that, she was is 772-794-3333. 
and another $11 billion more on support- fit that profile. able to “get about $50,000 in cash for our
ive care medications to help ease the side patients.”
effects of chemotherapy, according to the “We have a huge population of patients
annual report from Information Manage-
ment Services.

Numbers like that could stop a Fortune
500 CEO in his or her tracks, but to the
buoyant Gachelin, they’re just more moti-
vation. And a personal challenge.

“What I do,” Gachelin says, “is patient
specific. The physician will order medica-
tion and a lot of the chemo medications
average about $15,000 for a treatment. So I
look for some form of assistance. Whether
it be drug replacement program, a co-pay
grant through a foundation such as Novar-
tis or CancerCare or HealthWell, or one of
my favorites – Patient Advocate – because
they help patients with Medicare or Medic-
aid, as well as veterans.”

With Patient Advocate’s help, “we
have been able to assist in obtaining over
$300,000 in co-pay assistance for oral, in-
travenous, as well as radiation therapies,”
says Gachelin.

In other words, Gachelin isn’t a mon-
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A12 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

‘Lessen’ plan: Reducing stress key to good mental health

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer families and loved ones [as well as judges, that, “a small amount of stress can be good,
[email protected] law enforcement officials, physicians and motivating you to perform well.
mental health professionals] to provide
The new administrative director of Vero emergency temporary detention for people “Your brain comes hard-wired with an
Beach’s Behavioral Health Center has only who are impaired because of their mental alarm system for your protection. When
been on the job a couple of months now, illness,” adding that, “people who require your brain perceives a threat, it signals
but Anne Posey is no stranger to the field of the use of the Baker Act have often lost the your body to release a burst of hormones
mental health – which includes issues re- power of self-control and they are likely to that increase your heart rate and raise
lated to stress and stress reduction. inflict harm to themselves or others.” your blood pressure. This ‘fight-or-flight’
response fuels you to deal with the threat.
“Mental health is kind of my passion,” Posey echoes that description, saying,
Posey says. “I actually started at Lawnwood “generally people are here because they’re “Once the threat is gone, your body is
Pavilion, which was part of Lawnwood Re- experiencing some type of mental illness that meant to return to a normal, relaxed state.
gional Medical Center. Way back in the day makes them suicidal or wanting to hurt oth- Unfortunately, the nonstop complications
it was called Harbor Shores Hospital and I ers, or they’re at such a point where they’re of modern life mean that some people’s
was there for about 12 years.” just not able to take good care of themselves alarm systems rarely shut off.”
and provide for their own safety.”
After a five-year foray into child wel- And while the holidays can add to any-
fare work, Posey came back to the mental But on this particular day, Posey’s con- one’s stress level, so can seemingly innoc-
health field as the division director of crisis versation turns to a somewhat less dramat- uous things such as being stuck in traffic,
stabilization services for New Directions of ic – albeit far more common – mental health meeting work deadlines or even just pay-
the Treasure Coast from 2005 to 2015. issue: stress and stress management. ing your monthly bills – all can keep those
alarm bells ringing.
From there she went on to serve as the “Stress, before it becomes distress or
regional director for southern Florida at depression,” Posey explains, can “general- Posey suggests a few tips that may help.
TrueCore Behavioral Solutions before re- ly last a couple, three weeks before people “Number one,” she suggests, “acknowl-
locating to Vero in November 2017 to take are really starting to feel significantly im- edge that the stress exists. You can’t deal
over at the Indian River Medical Center’s paired by it,” but not all stress, she points with something when you’re ignoring it.
Behavioral Health Center. out, is bad. So, if people are saying to you, ‘You really
appear stressed-out’ or if you notice that
Posey is well aware that – to most people The Mayo Clinic agrees. “Stress,” says you’re not sleeping well or you don’t feel
– the Vero Behavioral Health Center is most the famed Rochester, Minnesota institu- good … acknowledge that you have stress.”
often linked to Baker Act patients. tion, “is a normal psychological and physi- Then, Posey suggests, try talking with
cal reaction to the demands of life,” adding someone you trust, whether it’s a friend or
The University of Florida describes the a doctor or a pastor.
Baker Act as “a Florida law that enables Other healthy coping mechanisms
might include increasing your exercise lev-
el, concentrating on a healthier diet, mak- Anne Posey.
ing lists to prioritize your “to-do” projects
and perhaps even more importantly, says PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
Posey, “learning to say no.”
“A lot of people,” Posey continues, “have disease, depression and obesity.”
a lot of demands on them and they don’t re- But the Cleveland Clinic emphatically
ally know how to say, ‘No. I can’t take that
on right now.’” states “when appropriately applied, stress
If those tips don’t do the trick, says management training can reduce the
Posey, “see someone professional who can degree and the intensity of your current
help you.” stress reactions and help you develop the
As the American Psychological Associa- skills for preventing additional, harmful
tion points out, “untreated chronic stress can stress reactions.”
result in serious health conditions including
anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood Indian River Medical Center’s Behavioral
pressure, a weakened immune system, heart Health Center is located at 1190 37th St, Vero
Beach; the phone number is 772-563-4666. 

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Youth no obstacle to success for Vero High girls soccer

By Ron Holub | Correspondent Kate Hassell (8) kicks VBHS varsity.
the ball downfield. “Honestly it’s just really easy being a
Third-year head coach Dan Dickens
prefers to use the term program instead of PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD team captain,” Barkett told us. “Everybody
team when talking about his stewardship is so open to listening and trying to get bet-
of Vero Beach High girls soccer. What is Barkett found lacrosse somewhat bor- ter. We are all very close and we do a lot of
happening this season lends a large dose of ing before trying recreational soccer. She team bonding.
credibility to that philosophy. found her footing there and it got serious
when she was selected for a “comp” team. “We’ve all known each other and played
After defeating Heritage 5-1 last Thurs- Now she’s in a leadership position on the together since we were much younger. I was
day on Senior Night at the Citrus Bowl, the the only starter on defense coming into the
Fighting Indians were 12-3-1 overall. Of season. We now have a lot of freshmen play-
greater significance was the 9-0 record in ing defense and we are really strong. Every-
District 10-5A with a makeup game against thing has blended together very well.”
Fort Pierce Central this week. Vero will be
the overwhelming favorite to capture an Everyone acknowledges that the plan is
eighth straight district title when the play- to get as far beyond districts as possible –
offs commence next week. and enjoy it every step of the way. Dickens
said, “I just roll the ball out there and let
All would have been excused if it didn’t them have fun. This year has been so en-
turn out this way. joyable with these kids because they don’t
play with stress.
“I believe we are the youngest team in
the state,” Dickens said. “On a typical day “Our growth has been faster than I ex-
we will start seven freshmen, three juniors pected. Five games after districts and you
and a sophomore. In training camp I was are in the state championship game.”
just starting to understand the players and
Additionally, something special is note-
worthy here. Sophomore striker Madelaine
Rhodes tallied five goals in two games last
week to up her total to 39 for the season …
in only 16 games. The entire team had 74 at
that point. Dynamic scoring like that mer-
its further exploration and we will address
that next week. 

Lauren Barkett (17) works
past a defender.

where they might fit in. all of those spots on the field and I thought
“More than anything, from top to bot- we would have to come in and try to figure
out what we were doing.
tom, these players just love the game of
soccer. They don’t get rattled, they are nev- “But we’ve actually been really good. I
er too high or too low. During a game they didn’t think we were going to be this suc-
move on from mistakes – or from those high cessful – and it didn’t take very long. I be-
points where you can lose focus – and they lieve we are exceeding our goals.
just keep playing because they enjoy it.”
“We all work together really well and we
Vero reached the Final Four and Elite have a good thing going. The atmosphere is
Eight for Dickens in his first two seasons. good and we are all friends. The (freshmen)
Despite the youth movement, there is no players that came in have played together
apparent reason right now to downgrade on the same club team with some of us it
expectations. This group was not just seems like forever. We’ve kind of all grown
thrown together randomly. Junior co-cap- up together around soccer. Because we all
tains Kate Hassell and Lauren Barkett knew each other it was so easy to come in
have essentially grown up playing soccer and just be able to play.
with many of their current teammates on
“comp” (competitive club) teams. “We are going to try to continue to win
and see how far we can go. Whatever hap-
“At the beginning of the year I thought it pens, happens. We will continue to grow.
would be a matter of getting into a groove Next year we will be even better. This is a
because we lost eight starters from last fun group, but we can come together and
year,” Hassell explained. “We had to fill in be serious when we have to.”

A14 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonz is now besties with Westies Chloe and Sutton

Hi Dog Buddies! come-PAT-ubble, she realized she forgot

Chloe an Sutton Fitzgerald give new to tell Dad. Gulp! I was very nervous. I
meaning to the word Cute. To begin with,
they’re Westies (West Highland White Ter- hadda make a Good Impression on Dad,
riers), which means they already have lots of
Cute Genes. They have curly hair, black but- but I mostly hadda make a Good Impres-
ton noses, big, dark eyes and triangle ears
set at Perky, Alert Mode. Then there’s that sion on Sophie, the Grand Dame, cuz if
sassy little bounce-trot, the wiggly caboos-
es, and the leaps an flips. Lookin’ at ’em, she didn’t like me, I was Toast. So I took
you’d never dream Westies were once tough,
fearless hunters who roamed the Scottish a big breath an trotted into that Meet-
Highlands in search of VERmin.
an-Greet room with my head up, like I
Soon as me an my Assistant rang the bell
at the gate, there was a buncha barkin,’ then owned the place. Thank Lassie, Sophie
here came Chloe an Sutton, zoomin’ up to
the courtyard door, barkin’ and bouncing.’ an Dad liked me right away. Sophie
They each hadda pink collar with a big pink
water lily. They looked exactly like each oth- treated me like I was HER puppy, an
er an (just between us) I never did figure out
who was who the whole time we were there. took me under her wing. She was Top
I hadda keep askin.’
Dog, of course. Then, three years ago,
Their Mom opened the door and, in a na-
no-second, they were bouncin’ at our feet, we moved down here. Me an Soph
all happy an frenly. Sutton even executed
a tidy jump-flip-rollover for my Assistant. loved it. We chased lizards. She was
“Woof! I didn’t even know I could do that,”
she exclaimed. faster than me, an she usually caught

“Good morning, ladies!” I said, after the ’em. She’d flip ’em around, which I
Wag-(Bounce)-and-Sniffs. “It’s a pleasure!”
don’t think they liked that much.
”For us, too, Mr. Bonz! I’m Chloe. I’m
probly about 10. This is Sutton. She’s 2. I “Anyway, Mr. Bonz, I don’t know
know we look like sisters, but I’m from the
ARF rescue center in the HAMPtons, an Sut- if you remember this, but we’ve ack- Chloe and Sutton, the West Highland Terriers. PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
ton’s from an ackshull KEN-el. This is our shully met before.”
Mom, June, an our Dad, Dan. I’ll tell you my
story first, OK?” “We HAVE?” I was surprised.

“I’m ready,” I said, pencil poised. “Yep! When we were movin’ in, some hu- guess the kennel people cried,
“So, Mom an Dad had Sophie, a rescue
Westie. Mom was thinkin’ of getting an- mans were checkin’ the alarm system, an it too, an they knew we’d be a good pooch “Lookee, Mr. Bonz,” said
other puppy, so she put in a request to ARF
for a girl Westie. After 2 anna half years, she went off. Scared the Dog Biscuits outta me. famly. So we drove to Atlanta. Sutton was Chloe, holding up a picksure. It was her and
finally got a call from ARF that they hadda
puppy – me! When Mom was getting’ ready I went flyin’ out the door, out the gate, outta a 10-week-old fluffy white Ball of Fire. We Sutton snuggled up in liddle pink blankets.
to take Sophie to meet me an see if we were
the yard, an ran all the way around the lake played and played until Mom said, ‘Chloe, “Our human cousin Debbie in Atlanta made

smack into this big house. … ” this isn’t just a play date. She’s coming home ’em for us. She even ’broydered our names

“Shut the Doghouse Door! That was with us.’ WELL, alluva sudden, something on ’em!”

YOU?” came over me: I didn’t wanna share Mom “Pawsome!”

“Yep. Your famly was so nice. You were, an Dad, or my stuff or my treats or ANY- “Oh, I almost forgot,” said Sutton. “I

too. A liddle suh-PRIZED, but nice. Your hu- THING!” wanted to be sure to tell you to NEVER eat

mans picked me up and calmed me down “Woof!” Sego Palm Berries. I ate some and got REAL

and tried to figure out where I was from. “I KNOW! I was kinda mean to her at SICK. Hadda go to a Specialist. I’m still ta-

They called the number on my collar, which first.” kin’ medicine.”

was my vet in the Hamptons. Finally they Sutton, who’d been hanging out on the “Thanks for the heads up,” I said. “I’ll

got it figured out, an brought me home. So couch, said, “You were VERY mean to me. spread the word.”

we’re neighbors. Cool Kibbles, right?” But it didn’t take me long to figure out you The Bonz
“Totally!” were Top Dog. An I learned the BOUND-
“Then, in 2016, Sophie went to Dog Heav- ries. You taught me a lotta Important Pooch

en. Now she has a liddle spot in the garden, Stuff, an now we get along great, ’cept you Don’t Be Shy
under the crepe myrtle. We were Very Sad, poop out faster than me, an when you don’t
an Mom knew we hadda get another West- wanna play, I munch on the baseboards, We are always looking for pets
ie: for me an for her. It hadda be a girl, too. which Mom wishes I wouldn’t do. Yep, with interesting stories.
A kennel in Atlanta hadda litter, an asked you’re a great Big Sister.”
Mom to write about what Sophie had meant To set up an interview, email
“You’re pretty Cool Kibbles, yourself,”

to her. Mom wrote it, an we both cried, an I Sutton said. [email protected].

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Rare property in Roseland could be a family compound

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer lightening material ties and they’ve put the chose this area because the lots are bigger “We love the location,” Laura said. “If
[email protected] riverfront property up for sale. When they and on Indian River Drive you can see dol- you want to go to Melbourne, it’s 20 min-
settle down again after their sojourn, they phins, pelicans and other bird life,” Laura utes away. The airport there is handy.
Laura and Dave Willis looked long and say it will be in the same Sebastian-Rose- said. “When my Vero friends come here, Highway 60 is just 20 minutes away, too.
hard before deciding the house at 13475 land neighborhood, quite the endorse- they all tell me, ‘I feel so relaxed here. I feel And the hospital is close (Sebastian River
Indian River Drive, which overlooks the ment from world travelers. a weight has been lifted.’” Medical Center). We’ve both been there
river in the historic community of Rose-

land, would be their refuge from harsh The couple are avid golfers and Dave is The area has good restaurants, Laura said. and they have awesome service.”
winters in Canada. a member of the Vero Beach Bridge Center “My favorite is The Italian Cousin. For brunch The front view from the home is spec-
(he’s rated among the top 400 bridge play- there is Mulligan’s (Beach House Bar and
Having enjoyed the home since 2004, ers in Canada by the American Contract Grill) and Mo-bay Grill and Crab E Bills are tacular. Docks extend far out into the
the couple has now decided to “change Bridge League), but they didn’t want to live good. There are good vegetable stands too, wind-riffled lagoon, gulls tilt and swerve
things up,” and travel widely in the next in a gated community in Vero Beach. “We including Kroegel’s (Homestead Produce).” with the gusts and, one day last week, a
few years,” Laura said. Travel mode means hang glider, losing lift in the shadow of a

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small island, maneuvered madly in the Cottage Style,” characterized by metal cathedral ceilings in the entry rooms and the next owners can continue the tradition
windless pocket. roofs, a deep porch, elaborate woodwork nearly 10-foot ceilings throughout the rest of of outside entertainment.
and lots of mullioned windows. The roof- the house. The knock-down-finish ceilings,
The property is in unincorporated Indi- line sports a cupola, an architectural ele- chair rail, crown molding, carved wooden The ceiling in the kitchen looks like
an River County and has the unusual “R-M ment becoming as rare as a top hat. medallions and doorway trim continue the molded tin and there is ceramic Mexican
6” zoning, which means the deep lot may Key West Cottage Style inside. The front door tile on counters. A stool-height bar en-
have another single-family home built on The turned-wood porch spindles, is mahogany with center and sidelights. sures the cook is amid guests while creat-
the property. square posts and muted-gingerbread up- ing. A propane gas range will please seri-
per trim have the right contrast of curve The flooring is varied with an eye to- ous cooks.
“Imagine a two-story home out back – and right-angle to give a sense of play and ward practicality and beauty. In the foyer it
so you still get the view of the river from order. The classical profile of the cornices is ceramic tile, in the less-trafficked living There are two guest bedrooms, one with
the second floor – with a pool in between en suite bath.

the houses,” Laura said. and heavy wood trim around the windows room, honeyed maple. In the guest bath- The master bedroom has a large closet
The lot is 72 feet wide and 244 feet deep add stateliness to the façade. room, veined black, white and red granite for him and a walk-in for her. The shower
is a spot of luxurious texture. has his and her shower heads.
and is one of the few properties along In- Laura, who had an antique store in Can-
dian River Drive with space and zoning to ada, has an eye for period lighting, seen The kitchen, with adjacent dining area, The laundry room is bigger than most,
accommodate a family-compound devel- in the hanging red lantern that welcomes is porcelain tile. But Laura’s favorite, cho- with an industrial sink and lots of storage.
opment. night visitors. sen to replace carpet in areas like the mas- Laura also uses it as a sewing room and
ter bedroom, “is vinyl plank flooring. I those with artisanal talent will find similar
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Built in 2000, the two buildings have du- don’t know if it’s meant to look like ash. It’s uses.
Listing Agent Mary Frances Driscoll said rable HardiePlank siding that mimic tradi- called ‘white truffle.’ I love it.”
the house and combination-detached ga- tional Dade County pine. The building with the single-car garage
rage and guest room are in the “Key West “The best part for us is the back of the and guest room may also attract those who
Inside, the pitched roof translates into house,” Laura said. The porch is 14 feet by long for a studio of their own. If an in-law
30 feet, shaded by palm trees. “We’ve had suite is preferred, Laura said the location
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18 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE



A good-but-not-great week on the mainland real estate market saw 22 single-family residences
and lots change hands.
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 1334 Lilys Cay Circle. Originally on the
market in March for $513,600, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,612-square-foot house sold for
$551,613 on Jan. 9.
In Sebastian, the week’s top sale was the residence at 710 W. Fischer Circle. First listed in July for
$315,000, the 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1,827-square-foot home fetched $287,500 on Jan. 12.


VERO BEACH 1334 LILYS CAY CIRCLE 3/27/2017 $513,600 1/9/2018 $400,000
VERO BEACH 470 STONEY BROOK FARM COURT 7/28/2017 $439,000 1/8/2018 $388,500
VERO BEACH 1210 ANSLEY AVENUE 4/18/2017 $409,000 1/8/2018 $355,000
VERO BEACH 6179 COVERTY PLACE 9/24/2017 $390,000 1/10/2018 $325,000
VERO BEACH 2605 WHIPPOORWILL LANE 10/13/2015 $399,900 1/10/2018 $287,500
SEBASTIAN 710 W. FISCHER CIR. 7/24/2017 $315,000 1/12/2018 $285,000
SEBASTIAN 340 SEBASTIAN CROSSINGS BLVD 11/10/2017 $292,000 1/11/2018 $266,500
VERO BEACH 155 35TH SQUARE SW 9/27/2017 $275,000 1/12/2018 $212,000
VERO BEACH 8169 WESTFIELD CIRCLE 11/20/2017 $219,900 1/10/2018 $210,000
VERO BEACH 514 S VALENCIA CIRCLE 8/19/2017 $230,000 1/9/2018 $209,000
SEBASTIAN 585 ALBATROSS TERRACE 6/24/2017 $224,995 1/8/2018 $205,000
VERO BEACH 1925 39TH AVENUE 11/15/2017 $229,000 1/11/2018 $205,000
SEBASTIAN 1245 GEORGE STREET 12/27/2017 $229,900 1/6/2018 $192,000
VERO BEACH 230 22ND AVENUE 10/11/2017 $205,000 1/11/2018 $188,000
VERO BEACH 1845 15TH AVENUE SW 12/1/2017 $200,000 1/9/2018 $187,000
SEBASTIAN 872 JORDAN AVENUE 11/30/2017 $189,900 1/11/2018 $174,500
VERO BEACH 2113 TIMBERLAKE CIRCLE UNIT#1 10/31/2016 $185,000 1/10/2018 $173,000
VERO BEACH 465 19TH LANE 12/28/2017 $189,000 1/12/2018 $152,000
VERO BEACH 826 MIDDLETON DRIVE SW 11/21/2017 $155,000 1/9/2018 $133,000
VERO BEACH 2362 57TH CIRCLE UNIT#2362 6/20/2017 $149,000 1/11/2018 $122,000
VERO BEACH 1455 21ST AVENUE SW 1/12/2018 $125,000 1/8/2018 $98,000
VERO BEACH 1410 24TH AVENUE SW 5/11/2017 $139,500 1/10/2018

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470 Stoney Brook Farm Court, Vero Beach 1210 Ansley Avenue, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 7/28/2017 Listing Date: 4/18/2017
Original Price: $439,000 Original Price: $409,000
Sold: 1/8/2018 Sold: 1/8/2018
Selling Price: $400,000 Selling Price: $388,500
Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds Listing Agent: Elizabeth Sorensen

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

Bob Faller Kathy Carson

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Keller Williams Realty

6179 Coverty Place, Vero Beach 2605 Whippoorwill Lane, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 9/24/2017 Listing Date: 10/13/2015
Original Price: $390,000 Original Price: $399,900
Sold: 1/10/2018 Sold: 1/10/2018
Selling Price: $355,000 Selling Price: $325,000
Listing Agent: Melinda McKee Listing Agent: E.L. Billero

Selling Agent: McKee Realty Selling Agent: Billero & Billero

Melinda McKee Mark Moore

McKee Realty IRRE Group

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Coming Up! ‘End’ game:
‘Drood’ features
SUPERB SWEDISH audience interaction

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 “From Sweden with Love!
The Helsingborg Sym-
phony Orchestra Plays the Ro-
mantic Classics.” That’s the
enticingly named concert com-
ing to Community Church next
Friday, Jan. 26, presented by the
Indian River Symphonic As-
sociation. The church’s excel-
lent Surround Sound acoustics
will do justice to the renowned
century-old Swedish orchestra,
which performs some 60 con-
certs a year throughout Europe
and the U.S. We can expect to
be captivated by an exception-
al evening of powerful works
from two of the greatest com-
posers of the Romantic Era. The
recurring main theme of Pyotr
Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony
No. 5, sometimes dubbed the
“Fate theme,” has a funereal
character in the first movement,
but gradually transforms into a
triumphant march, which glo-


B2 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

‘End’ game: ‘Drood’ features audience interaction

By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent and seating has ultimate flexibility.
The story’s setting is the Victorian Music
Audiences at Riverside Theatre in Vero
Beach have come to expect top-flight profes- Hall Royale. The audience sits at cabaret ta-
sional productions with gorgeous scenery, bles where they can order drinks during the
lavish costumes and winning casts. performance. A raised performance space
sits in the center.
But with its interactive musical produc-
tion of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (aka “At any moment, the actors can step down
“Drood!”) they’re going to get more: a foray and be among the audience who are treat-
into “immersive theater.” ed as patrons of the Music Hall Royale, and
of course, delightfully so,” said director DJ
The production has been mounted in Salisbury.
Riverside’s Waxlax Stage, a capacious space
known as a “black box” theater where staging Another music hall conceit embraced

“Drood” director DJ SaIisbury on the set at Riverside Theatre. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD

is using a woman to play the role of Edwin Like his other works, “Drood” was created
Drood. in episodic installments for publications.

“In music halls, women performed as men The only problem is that Dickens left this
and they became stars,” Salisbury said. mortal coil before he penned the mystery’s
reveal of “who-done-him-in.”
This concept springs right out of the
award-winning musical, which was written While scholars point to Dickens’ own let-
and composed by Rupert Holmes. ters and notes saying it was the uncle, no one
knows for sure.
Commissioned by the legendary Joseph
Papp to write a new musical for the New York Enter Holmes, who turned this frustration
Public Theatre, Holmes turned to Charles into a delightful conceit – the audience gets
Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, The Mys- to solve the mystery. Add that to music and
tery of Edwin Drood. lyrics which actor Warren Kelley said will
“rock your world,” the musical won Holmes
Like most of Dickens’ works, the story has Tony awards for best book of a musical, best
a complicated cast of characters who wind music and best lyrics.
their ways in and out of each other’s lives.
Here, the story includes, among others, an Of course, this inventive solution seems
opium addicted uncle, a pair of fraternal almost de rigueur for Holmes. Born in En-
twins from Ceylon, a pretty ingénue, a kindly gland and raised in New York, Holmes wrote
pastor, a drunken gravedigger, a ring and the the well-known song “Escape,” also known as
ill-fated young man, Edwin Drood. the “Pina Colada Song.” He created the tele-

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vision show “Remember WENN” and wrote a laughing. “All of the potential murderers
number of plays and musicals, including the have their own musical confession of the
book and some lyrics for “Curtains.” murder. Each is a unique telling of the
story as to why and how they murdered
When “Drood” was first produced, it had Edwin Drood. Even the band has to be
a cast of 22. It had been an expensive show to ready.
produce due to the Victorian costumes and
multiple sets. “Specifically the lovers duets, the song
is the same but there are miniature scenes
About 10 years ago in New York City, Salis- unique to the pairing – Princess Puffer, she
bury and Kelley, who plays the Chairman in could be paired either with the young man
the show, participated in a one-act workshop from Ceylon or the gravedigger, Durdles,
of the musical. the drunk. Each has their own little scene to
lead up to the reprise.”
“Rupert Holmes came,” Salisbury said.
“He wanted to workshop it to discover a way Because the cast turns to the audience for
to make it more producible with a smaller help, the fourth wall vanishes completely
cast and shorter length.” and the audience is in on the story, so why
not bring them in on the production as well.
They worked it down to a cast of 11 people.
In his character of the Chairman, Kelley, a “Rupert is a genius,” Salisbury said. “He’s
favorite actor among Riverside patrons, be- such a witty writer, but he really also is an
gins the proceedings talking directly to the historian of the music hall style of theater
audience, taking them from one of the story’s which was very popular in late 19th century
settings to another. Britain.”
It is the Chairman who elicits the audi-
ence’s choices. Kelley calls the musical a “love letter to the
“There is a trend currently to have theater theater.”
be more immediate and intimate,” Kelley
said. “Even if it’s in a big space, there are all “The English musical was a precursor
sorts of gradations in an attempt to make it of the variety show, the grandfather of the
of the people … It invites the audience to be ‘Carol Burnett Show,’” Kelley said. “Songs,
a participant.” sketches, dances and novelty acts all were
To facilitate the audience choosing who part of the English music hall. And Rupert
dunnit, Holmes had to write multiple end- has totally embraced that idea.”
ings. And, Salisbury and his cast had to
spend twice as long in rehearsal going thru “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs through
multiple mechanics and what Salisbury Feb. 4 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside
swears is 400 possibilities. Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets are $75 and are sell-
“It’s unnerving for the actors,” he said, ing out fast. Call 772-231-6990 or go online at 

B4 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

1 “From Sweden with Love!” 2 Puff’s BFF Peter Yarrow. 3 Local art at First Presbyterian.

COMING UP 2 It’s heartening to know that Puff the new Emerson Center Café. Show time pair of her murals is displayed at Saint
(the Magic Dragon) is still blowing is 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $95. Sebastian Catholic Church. Multi-fac-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 smoke. And we’ll have the opportunity to eted, award-winning artist, teacher, art
see for ourselves this coming Thursday 3 The works of four prominent area historian and lecturer Aksel Sand Peder-
riously dominates the final movement; when LIVE! From Vero Beach presents artists are currently on display at sen has worked as a commercial artist,
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Sec- Puff’s BFF, folk singer/songwriter Peter the Galleries at First Pres ( First Pres- illustrated books, designed theater sets,
ond Piano Concerto is one of his most Yarrow, returning to the Emerson Center byterian Church of Vero Beach). These and written and produced radio dramas
enduringly popular works and, accord- with “Puff the Magic Dragon: Alive and well-curated paintings, and the gallery and murder mystery events. Pedersen
ing to Wikipedia, established his fame Well with Peter Yarrow.” The ’60s folk space itself, are very well worth a visit. has had 80 one-man shows and, follow-
as a concerto composer. Compounded singer, now with his own popular solo Vero residents Bob and Suzanne Berran ing a stroke in 2009, he learned to paint
by problems in his personal life, Rach- career, honors the legacy of the iconic both studied at The Art Students League left-handed. He is currently focusing on
maninoff had fallen into a depression folk trio of which he was a part: the leg- in New York City. Award-winning artist still-life work.
that lasted for several years. His second endary Peter, Paul and Mary. After grad- and illustrator Bob Berran painted mov-
piano concerto confirmed his recov- uating from Cornell, Yarrow headed for ie posters as a freelancer, then joined 4 After thrilling to Vero Beach Op-
ery. This piece will be performed by the hippie ground zero, Greenwich Village, The Illustrators Group, painting paper- era’s tragic and beautiful “Mada-
highly acclaimed 28-year-old Armenian where he met Noel Stookey and Mary back covers, magazine covers and ad art. ma Butterfly” last week, local opera afi-
pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, who, says Travers. The three began performing in Religious art, he says, has always been cionados can keep the rush going with
her bio, began studying piano at 5 and, a Village coffeehouse, then went on to his “first love.” Suzanne Berran studied Palm Beach Opera’s “Tosca,” Puccini’s
at 8, entered the Tchaikovsky Music folk clubs in Chicago, San Francisco and anatomy and fashion illustration, and masterful and dramatic love story, this
School for Talented Children in Yerevan. New York. And the rest is history. Social specialized in black-and-white fashion coming weekend, Jan. 26-28, at the Kra-
In 2004 she became the youngest student and political issues of the tumultuous drawings. Skilled in oil, acrylic, and col- vis Center in West Palm. “Tosca” is the
to be admitted to the University for Mu- ’60s informed their music, including me- lage, Sheila Lougheed was only 2, she re- tale of two lovers, singer Floria Tosca and
sic and Performing Arts Vienna. Since ga-hits “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I Had a calls, when “I found some red paint and artist Cavaradossi, who plot to overcome
then, she has performed with some of Hammer” and, of course, “Puff the Magic I thought – I should paint.” So she set to the evil forces trying to tear them apart.
the world’s most distinguished orches- Dragon.” Added to the LIVE! From Vero work painting the barn, the garage, the Through the shadows of Rome’s church-
tras and collected sheaf of awards. The Beach concert series at the Emerson bathroom. And wondered why her dad es and castles, the lovers face off against
concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Center this season: a uniformed officer didn’t share her enthusiasm. Lougheed’s the treacherous police sergeant Scarpia.
$80, available at will be on premises before and during ebullient paintings can be seen at the Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Satur-
or 772-778-1070. the concert; and, if you arrive early, you Frits van Eeden Studio and Gallery, and day, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20
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Weekend of art for art-lovers’ sake at 2 special venues

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer ture/3D; and watercolor painting. Best of
[email protected] Show and People’s Choice Award recipi-
ents will also be chosen.
A weekend filled with art awaits, as two
of the season’s most anticipated fine art Major sponsors for this year’s Art by the
shows take place in two very different ven- Sea are: Riverside Theatre; Treasure Coast
ues, showcasing the work of artists from Financial Planning; Vero Beach Wine
near and far. & Film Festival; ABC Printing; Clemens

“Art by the Sea” is the highlight of the
year for members of the Vero Beach Art
Club, now in its 82nd year. This presti-
gious competition, show and sale will be
set up throughout the elegant Holmes
Great Hall in the Vero Beach Museum of
Art, with each artist allowed to exhibit one
piece of his or her work.

A private VIP reception and awards pre-
sentation will take place from 4 p.m. to 5
p.m. Friday, followed by a cocktail recep-
tion, exhibit and sale for the public from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will be open to the public
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun-
day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., allowing
visitors ample opportunity to stroll about
the hall, enjoying the diverse collection
of work in a wide range of categories, for
which first through third place ribbons,
as well as merit ribbons, will have been
awarded: acrylic painting, film/digital
photography, jewelry; mixed media/fab-
ric; oil painting; pastel/graphics; sculp-

Bruns Schaub Architect and Associates er meet,” in and around Sebastian’s
P.A.; Flowers For You, Inc.; and Kmetz Nut- oak-shaded Riverview Park, on the pic-
tall Elwell Graham PLLC Certified Public turesque Indian River Lagoon, to enjoy
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now in its 17th year.
Each year, thousands throng to a far
different venue, “where art and the riv- CONTINUED ON PAGE B6

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This Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., more than 130 juried, profession-
al artists and craftspeople display their
work, in virtually every medium imagin-
able, from delicate watercolor paintings
to robust wood and metal sculpture, in-
tricate glass art to joyful, brightly colored
tropical scenes, all arranged within tidy
white tents, lining Indian River Drive and
Sebastian Boulevard.

In addition to the burgeoning local art
community, over the years the Sebastian
Fine Art and Music Festival has become a
circled date on the calendars of many out-
of-state artists, who travel to Sebastian
each season to participate. The artists are
typically right on site, more than happy to
discuss their work and answer questions,
and all the art is, of course, available for

The Festival committee works closely
with the City of Sebastian to ensure the
event flows smoothly. And it does, provid-
ed the weather cooperates. Live music will
fill the air, and local restaurants will be set
up on site, offering a plethora of food op-
tions, as well as beer, wine and soda.

Principal sponsors include: the City
of Sebastian; Tiki Bar and Grill; Dale So-
rensen Real Estate, Kathy Lee; and Pak-
Mail Beachside.

As this popular event draws a large
crowd, it’s a good idea to arrive as early as
possible; midday traffic can be a bit of a
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Jaycee Beach restoration: Dig all the new plants!

as native, salt-resistant and drought-re- season, which starts March 1. We’re try-
sistant plants. “It’s what would natural- ing to get as much in there as possible
ly be growing here,” owner Ray Hooker to help keep the sea turtles from getting
explained. Among the f lora were ink- confused as to which direction to go to
berry Scaevola, sea oats, cordgrass, spi- get back to the ocean.”
der lily, firecracker plant, sea lavender
and Jamaican caper. As IRC Turtle Team volunteer Barb
Grass lined up plants for the morning’s
“So many plants disappeared be- activities, she stressed the importance
tween Matthew and Irma,” said Packer. of the vegetation. “The only way you’re
“There isn’t enough dune or plants to going to keep this boardwalk and the
block the parking lot lights from cas- sand here is to plant; that’s what keeps
cading over the dunes during sea turtle it all intact. It helps both the sea turtles


Missy Weiss with Kieran, Fischer, Lucas and Nikki Mosblech. PHOTOS: STEPHANIE LABAFF

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer America Beautiful and Waste Manage-
[email protected] ment, is threefold, according to Daisy
Packer, KIRB executive director. Plant-
At the Keep Indian River Beautiful ing a variety of salt-resistant vegetation
Jaycee Beach Dune Restoration project not only beautifies the park but also
last Saturday morning, more than 60 fortifies the dunes, which in turn pro-
friends of the environment literally dug tects the beaches from erosion and re-
in and planted nearly 400 native plants duces the impact of wind and water.
along the boardwalk between Conn
Way and Jaycee Beach. KIRB purchased the plants from
Other Side Services, whose crew volun-
The goal of the project, funded by teered to help with what they described
grants from Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Keep

B8 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

Volunteers picked up trash on the beach.


and gopher turtles that live in here too. In April they will again host the Great

The sea turtles come all the way up here American Cleanup, which last year

to nest. When bad storms erode the amassed 2,500 pounds of litter from 22

sand and it looks like a cliff, the turtles sites around the county. Projects also

Kitty Rossetti and Daisy Packer. can’t nest and they turn around and go include a second Jaycee Beach Dune

back in the water.” Restoration and the Sebastian Earth

This is the second large-scale resto- Day Celebration on April 21. On Feb.

ration project KIRB has taken on since 16 KIRB will host its Environmental

Packer joined the local nonprofit. The Awards Luncheon, which recognizes ef-

first entailed an entrance renovation, forts to improve the local environment.

planting of a native garden and replace- KIRB opened its repurposing bou-

ment of 40 trees at the Captain Forester tique Upcycle It! several years ago and

Hammock Preserve on Jungle Trail. recently moved it to a storefront at the

KIRB strives to unite the community corner of 16th Street and Old Dixie

through environmental responsibility Highway. This new space has allowed

while focusing on waste reduction, lit- them to incorporate the store and of-

ter prevention, beautification, conser- fices in one location making it easier to

vation and education. Other programs drop off donations. An array of hand-

include: the Cigarette Litter Prevention made items and craft supplies are avail-

Program, Event Recycling, Internation- able for purchase.

al Coastal Cleanup, and Monofilament For more information, visit keepindi-

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Michael Dolan and Dawn Dolan. Dustin Helwig.

Alvin Miller and Ray Hooker. Nichole Sparling.

Jennifer Gilchrist and Nancy Vandergrift. Calvin Kaminsky and Caroline Lewis.

B10 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

Florida Residency Mardy Fish & pals tee up in
To Be or Not To Be? drive to promote kids’ fitness

At this free and informative seminar,
a local attorney will discuss:

• Pros/Cons of Florida Residency/Homestead Deb Murphy with Paul and Linda Delaney.

• Explanation of Florida Tax Structure and By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer routine.”
Contrast to “Income Taxing States” [email protected] The Mardy Fish Kids on Court Tennis

• Florida Residency Process Despite the threat of rain on the hori- Program at Grand Harbor utilizes the tal-
zon, more than 80 golfers were able to ents of world-class teaching professional
• Estate Planning Strategies play through at the Mardy Fish Children’s Marco Osorio, along with a trainer and
Foundation Charity Golf Tournament at nutritionist, according to Pappalardo.
This Seminar may benefit persons who are considering Windsor Golf Club last Monday morning.
Florida Residency or who recently became Florida residents Balls sailed over the fairways to help the “Children need less time on their
foundation carry forth its mission to pro- screens and more time in motion. The
This Seminar is most beneficial to those persons vide local children with opportunities to key for us, as well as the entire country,
required to file a Federal Tax Return participate in fitness, nutritional and en- lies in addressing physical inactivity and
richment programs, encouraging them to obesity early. Studies show overweight
Hosted By: James P. Covey, Esq. live healthy and productive lives. children are five times more likely to be-
come obese adults,” explained Pappalar-
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 The tournament was followed by a lun- do. “Yet healthy lifestyle habits, includ-
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 cheon and awards presentation on the ing physical activity and healthy eating,
clubhouse patio overlooking the first tee. have been shown to reduce the risk for
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 obesity-related diseases. That is where
In addition to former top 10 tennis play- the MFCF comes in. Our 6 Healthy Habits
Limited Seating er Mardy Fish, foursomes were seeded are making a difference, both lasting and
with a virtual who’s who of professional meaningful, in our kids’ lives.”
Please Call 772-770-6160 athletes. Among the players teeing up for
the MFCF were former Los Angeles Dodg- “We couldn’t do it without everyone
For Seminar Location and to Reserve a Seat er pitcher Rick Rhoden, former Boston here. It’s a great thing to be able to give
Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, French back where I grew up,” said Mardy Fish.
Serving the Treasure Coast Community for 27+ years Open finalist Mikael Pernfors and former
professional tennis player Thomas Blake. He noted that while growing up in Vero
VERO BEACH OFFICE STUART OFFICE Beach he had played in what is now the
“We’ve raised a lot of money to help a Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis
1575 Indian River Blvd, Suite C-120 2207 South Kanner Highway lot of kids in this community learn about Championships, one of the longest run-
Vero Beach, FL 32960 Stuart, FL 34994 fitness and health,” shared Mardy’s father ning events on the U.S. Tennis Association
Telephone: 772.770.6160 Telephone: 772.286.5820 Tom Fish, MFCF chairman. “We’ve got Pro Circuit.
Facsimile: 772.770.6074 Facsimile: 772.286.1505 a lot of need in this area and we’re really
making progress.” “It’s really fun to have that under our
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. wing,” he added. “That helps a lot; it just
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualications and experience. Joe Pappalardo, MFCF board member, helps to have people learn about the
added, “We are identifying and funding foundation throughout the tournament.”
agencies and programs in our community
that have existing programs that encour- The 2018 MFCF Tennis Championships
age physical activity and healthy nutri- will be played April 20-29 at the Grand
tional education as part of a child’s daily Harbor Golf & Beach Club. For tickets visit 

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Sam Garcia, Tom Blake, David Ross and Jarrod Owen. Bob Barrows, Duke Reeds, Tom Fish and Peter Gilson.

Rick Rhoden, Tim Wakefield, Bill Allard and Duncan Riefler. Mardy Fish, Sally Fish and Stacey Fish. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Alet Filmalter with Sheryl and Ken Dowd and Dan Guidarelli.

B12 January 19, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

They’re off and running for Healthy Start Coalition

Marybeth and Kevin Hrim. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Jake and Jean Piper, Sharon LaPoint, Bob Clarke and Chris Hyslop.

Nearly 300 runners rose before set. Go!” was a fitting reminder that
the sun and pounded the pavement parenthood itself is a marathon and
as participants in the recent ninth that all mothers need help before,
annual Beachside Half Marathon during and after pregnancy. The top
and 5K to benefit the Indian Riv- half-marathon winner was Joseph
er County Healthy Start Coalition, Amoresano with a running time of
whose programs ensure pregnant 1:17:42, and Lilia Drew bested the
women and their young children women with a time of 1:34:47. Top
receive necessary healthcare. The 5K finishers were Eddie Branigan at
runners’ cue, “On your mark. Get 20:17 and Mary Lunn at 20:49. 

Terry Kreuzkamp and Tori Waggoner. Chris and Elsy Bauer.

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE January 19, 2018 B13

Volunteer judges rule at Indian River Science Fair!

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer Science and Engineering Fair judges Scott Ferguson, Linda Clerch, Dr. James Schafer and Ron Chesley. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
[email protected]
fair, whittled down from roughly 11,000 unteer each year to be science fair judges, “I think that’s how we are able to get
Each year, eager young minds delve into public, private and home-school students many returning year after year and often such good judges. Because they have such
the unknown, working on projects ranging who competed in school-based fairs. encouraging their friends to get involved a good time they invite their friends,” says
from animal and plant sciences to engi- as well.
neering and mathematics in hopes of being Equally impressive, about 130 people vol- CONTINUED ON PAGE B14
chosen to present their findings at the up-
coming Indian River Regional Science and
Engineering Fair, hosted by the Education
Foundation of Indian River County in part-
nership with the School District.

“We’re the only Education Foundation in
the state of Florida that presents a regional
science and engineering fair. So I tell ev-
eryone, therefore, ours is the best,” says
Executive Director Cynthia Falardeau with
a chuckle. “And truly, we have heard from
other judges and even other families who
have moved into the area, that our fair is
unique because we have such tremendous
community involvement.”

Falardeau explains that regional fairs
elsewhere are often undertaken by just a
few teachers and offer limited, if any, cash
prizes or scholarships. The Indian River fair
presents more than $1 million in prizes,
thanks in large part to FIT college scholar-

This year 220 secondary (6th to 12th
grade) students and 320 elementary (K to
5th grade) students will compete in the IRC

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Science & Engineering Fair of Florida; and a Students have also advanced to the
third team determines which project will be Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Sci-
sent to the Intel International Science and ence, Technology and Engineering for Ris-
Engineering Fair, the world’s largest. Addi- ing Stars), a competition for middle school
tionally, colleges, universities and organi- students.
zations send teams who choose recipients
of their own prizes and scholarships. Falardeau says parents have related see-
ing their children progress from good stu-
Students set up their projects on Fri- dents to great students and adds that par-
day afternoon; giving judges a chance to ticipation also nurtures career success.
preview them sans students. On Saturday
morning, judges visit with students individ- “That ability to be able to present and sell
ually before meeting as a team to decide the your ideas, complete a research project over
rankings. a long period of time, complete forms and
talk in front of people; it’s applied learning.
“The judges take their jobs very seriously. And it helps to make connections, especially
They spend a lot of time reviewing the proj- with math. It encompasses all of the learn-
ect boards and reviewing the abstracts,” ing disciplines: reading, writing, math,” she
says Falardeau. “But what really levels the explains.
playing field is the presentation, and that’s
what we stress. It’s not about how fancy the “I love this program. It truly is a labor of
board is. It’s about ‘what did the child learn love for us, for our board and for our judges.
and what can they tell you.’ And it doesn’t It’s the good news in education. The most
mean that the experiment has to work. rewarding part is when you see where it
Some of the biggest mistakes, like the Post- takes them. It’s so heartwarming and grati-
it note, have become successes.” fying to see how the seeds we plant through
the regional fair have helped them grow.”
Project categories are wide ranging: An-
imal Sciences, Behavioral & Social Scienc- The 26th annual fair takes place Satur-
es, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Cellular/ day, Jan. 27, at Gifford Middle School. Public
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Chem- viewing for secondary projects is 11 a.m. to
istry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, noon in the gym; elementary is 11:45 a.m. to
Engineering, Environmental Engineering, 12:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. Awards Ceremo-
Intelligent Machines, Robotics & Software nies at Sebastian River High School PAC are
Systems, Mathematics & Computational also open to the public: elementary is 3 p.m.
Sciences, Microbiology, Physics & Astrono- Jan. 28, and secondary is 6 p.m. Feb. 1.
my, and Plant Sciences.
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Wine-pairing lunch to remember aboard Seven Seas Explorer

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist Siberian some of the world’s top white wines.
[email protected] Caviar. While my husband would normally al-

When taking a cruise on one of the most Braised Black Foot ways choose a chard to accompany sea
elegant, upscale ships afloat, you natural- Chicken Breast. scallops, even he was forced to agree the
ly imagine that a special wine-and-food- Seared Scallop pinot noir was a better choice for this part-
pairing event is going to be – well, pretty nering of a scallop and chorizo. An inspired
special. topped with Chorizo. selection.

And last week, the six-course “Connois- Sommelier The fourth course brought forth slices
seur Wine Lunch” aboard Regent’s Seven Joliza Fulgar. of roasted milk-fed veal filet served with
Seas Explorer more than lived up to expec- a raspberry and rhubarb marmalade and
tations. Swiss chard. This was paired with a 2012
La Jota Vineyard Howell Mountain mer-
The quite moderate $169 price of admis- lot from Napa. This dark purple-colored
sion was an amazing bargain considering wine was plump, complex and succulent.
that the vintages offered – if the bottles We thought it somewhat overwhelmed the
could even be found in a Vero wine store veal, but it was delicious.
– would collectively run well into four fig-
ures. For the fifth course, we were served
72-hour sous vide beef ribs Rossini with
The event, hosted in Pacific Rim, the truffle royale, seared foie gras, and sauce
Explorer’s stunning Pan-Asian restaurant, perigourdine. It was paired with what my
began with Siberian caviar served with husband and I thought was the standout
the traditional condiments and tiny fresh wine of the lunch, Marchesi Antinori’s
buckwheat blinis, accompanied by a glass 2013 “Solaia” cabernet sauvignon from
of Moet et Chandon’s 2006 Dom Pérignon. Tuscany.

The dark grains of the caviar had a fresh, Solaia is a profound wine, with a dark
slightly fruity taste, and paired nicely with and thick texture, based mostly on caber-
the lively and elegant Champagne. A great net sauvignon grapes but with Sangiovese
start. and cabernet franc in supporting roles.
This was, in our view, the perfect pair-
Next came slices of braised Black Foot ing – beef ribs that melted in your mouth,
chicken breast with a morel and aged Com- complemented by an intense wine with an
te cheese crust, served with a Champagne admirable complexity.
Cognac and crayfish sauce. The chicken
was paired with a 2015 Far Niente chardon- While the Solaia is quite dear, the ship’s
nay from the Napa Valley. The richness of head sommelier, Joliza Fulgar, saved the
the wine, with its creamy, oaky most precious wine for last – Chateau
accents, made it an excel- d’Yquem’s 1999 sauterne, viewed by many
lent accompaniment. aficionados as the greatest of the great
sweet Bordeaux wines.
The third course
consisted of a beau- I’m told 1999 was a particularly impres-
tiful seared scallop sive year for this vintage. I’m not a big fan
topped with a very thin of dessert wines, and I’m sure some read-
slice of chorizo, served ers would have been much more appre-
atop butternut squash ciative of the Chateau d’Yquem sauterne
spaghetti. It was paired than I was. But paired with a coconut tres
with a 2014 Joseph leche with a cardamom vanilla sauce, it
Drouhin Pommard pi- was an excellent way to end a memorable
not noir from the Côte de meal.
Beaune, an area in Bur-
gundy that In our travels over the past couple of
produces years, I’ve noted that wine tasting and wine
pairing events are increasingly popular.
Chef de Cuisine We generally try them aboard ships, as we
Stéphane Bailhe. do quite often in Vero.

In what is becoming something of a
“can-you-top-this” competition on the
bounding main, this latest opportunity
to explore some thoughtfully selected
vintages aboard Regent’s Seven Seas Ex-
plorer was a high-point of 10-days of cre-
ative dining.

I welcome your comments, and encour-
age you to send feedback to me at tina@ver-

The reviewer dines anonymously at restau-
rants at the expense of Vero Beach 32963. 

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9 My gal 72 Pop watchmaker
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18 Recipient abbr.
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20 WWII field 10 Order to relax 79 Resorts of sorts
appetizer 11 Eric Clapton 80 Of the ear
marshal, familiarly (grade: F) 82 Element in
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spread (grade: F) 83 411 respondent: 13 Coach Holtz 86 Paler
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seconds. It is impossible to imagine that speed at 35,000 feet, but if we were doing it
on a salt flat à la Donald Campbell, it would be a mixture of thrilling and scary. WEST A
Defense and declarer-play are like that. Sometimes speed is of the essence — you need J2
to be actively trying to win tricks or eliminate losers. At other times, you want to sit back 872 A 10 2
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North’s three-diamond rebid promised at least a decent six-card suit and seven winners. 97542
South’s three hearts was game-forcing and also indicated a six-card or longer suit.
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liked his hand for a slam and had the club ace, but did not have the spade ace (a suit he
skipped over). South settled into four hearts. Q65

North and South have the values for game; they even dabbled at a slam. West must be A K 10 9 6 4
active, leading the spade three. East wins with his ace and returns the spade 10, the
higher of two remaining cards. West overtakes with his jack and cashes the spade king. 3
But where is trick four?
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followed by lunch to benefit Children’s Home January 19-21 | 30th annual Art by the Sea 27 Souljam at Sebastian Inlet State Park Night Art of the Game,’ 11:30 a.m. at Orchid Island
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tary of Defense Ash Carter, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Haven, a men’s transitional shelter program. Glow Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m. through 29|30 Big Band Bash Jazz Con-
on Stark Stage and simulcast in Waxlax. 772- $195. 772-999-3625 IRCHS and IRSC campuses. 772-410-6881 cert, 7 p.m. at Vero
231-6990 Beach High School PAC featuring Vero Beach
27 Treasure Coast Jazz Society presents 27 to May 6 - Vero Beach Museum of Art High School and Oslo, Gifford and Storm Grove
25 Live from Vero Beach presents folk Ed Metz Trio, 12:30 p.m. at Vero - Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolu- Middle School Jazz Bands. $10 & $12. 772-
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27 20th Anniversary Gala to benefit Gif- 30 Book talk and luncheon with Gregg 30 to February 18 - Riverside Theatre
26 Sebastian River Area Chamber of ford Youth Achievement Center, 5:30 Swain, co-author of ‘Mah Jongg – The presents Lombardi, an inspiring play
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