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VOLUME 5, ISSUE 37 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
A CAMPAIGN SEASON Parks reopen
LIKE NO OTHER GETS as COVID-19
STARTED IN ST. LUCIE spread slows
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
Labor Day weekend marked St. Lucie County reopened parks,
playgrounds, outdoor courts and
the beginning of the first athletic fields last week in time for
Labor Day weekend as the spread
COVID-19 campaign season of COVID-19 seemed to slow.
in politically-divided St. Lucie “We want to make sure everyone
is out there exercising,” County
County, as dozens of candidates Administrator Howard Tipton said
about reopening the park facilities
kicked off contests for federal, last Friday. “We want to have fun.
Let’s just continue to be safe.”
state, county and city office.
Anyone touching playground
St. Lucie County’s 217,328 reg- equipment or other park features
should wash and/or sanitize their
istered voters have until 7 p.m. hands to avoid spreading the virus,
VOTE Nov. 3 to cast bal-
2020 lots in the general COVID-19 caused the death of
elections, which 10 people in the past week in St.
will come three Lucie County, an increase of 4 per-
cent from last week, state records
days after Hallow- Drive-through COVID-19 testing at Dreamland Park in Fort Pierce. show. Another 246 people in St.
Lucie County tested positive for the
een and a full moon. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN virus in the past week, an increase
of 3.5 percent from last week. Alto-
Democrats outnumber Repub- Mattamy adds 344 acres to development mix in Tradition gether, 7,366 people in the county
have been diagnosed with the virus
licans by 13,205 voters in St. Lucie since March.
County, or about 6 percent of the St. Lucie County hospitals ad-
mitted 78 new COVID-19 patients
electorate, records show. Dem- in the past week, an increase of
16.7 percent from last week, re-
ocrats account for 39 percent of BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer builder asked the city to rezone ly Sept. 1 to recommend the City cords show. Overall, 544 people in
[email protected] 344 agricultural acres west of Council approve the rezoning. the county have been hospitalized
the registered voters, Republicans Village Parkway, north of Becker The council is set to vote on the for the virus since March.
Mattamy Homes is poised to Road, east of Community Drive rezoning request on Sept. 28.
account for 33 percent, while 26 start developing another half- and south of Paar Drive to allow “Case counts continue to sta-
square-mile chunk of its more 1,300 residences. The 344-acre tract is part of bilize,” said Clint Sperber, state
percent have no party affiliation. than 4 square miles of land hold- 2,818 acres west of Interstate 95 Health Department administrator
ings in western Port St. Lucie. The Port St. Lucie Planning and and south of Crosstown Parkway for St. Lucie County. “They have
President Donald Trump car- Zoning Board voted unanimous-
The Toronto-based home- CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
ried St. Lucie County by 3,408
votes, or 2.4 percent, in the Nov. 8,
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A legend is gone, but ‘Terrific’ memories remain
RAY Tom Seaver Island in the late 1960s and early ity to a rival league mocked by the
McNULTY was my first 1970s. NFL establishment.
MY TAKE favorite player
– the first sports And what a time it was … We had Walt “Clyde” Frazier,
We had Joe Namath, who who teamed with fellow future Hall
star I wanted to brought football to Broadway and of Famers Willis Reed, Bill Bradley
made good on the most unlikely and Dave DeBusschere to carry
be when I grew up – which makes guarantee in sports history, leading the New York Knicks to the first of
the New York Jets to a stunning Su- their two NBA titles, which came
me no different than many of the per Bowl victory that gave credibil-
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to finish the season, closing with 20 victories
Transforming Your Existing Door only three years apart, and restore Madison in their last 24 games.
from Boring to Beautiful Square Garden’s reputation as the mecca of
basketball. Seaver’s contribution reached its zenith
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• Mirror Wraps From the fall of 1968 through the spring against the division-leading Cubs at Shea
of 1970, we were living in the New York Stadium, where a crowd of 59,000-plus –
NO CONTACT ESTIMATE & MEASURING! sports version of Camelot, where three all- along with a TV audience that included
time greats – three of the most recognizable yours truly – watched Seaver retire the first
Keeping with social distancing guidelines, we will not and celebrated athletes in America – boldly 25 batters he faced, leaving him two outs
enter your home. Call for details. took their teams to thrilling and improbable from a perfect game.
first championships that remain embedded
772-463-6500 in the city’s lore. Facing a little-used, rookie outfielder,
Regency Square Seaver threw a fastball that disobeyed his
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart Those precious memories, some of command and drifted over the middle of
Licensed & Insured which I hadn’t revisited in years, have the plate, where Jimmy Qualls drilled it to
come rushing back to me in the days since left field for a single.
I learned last week that Seaver was dead,
taken from us at age 75 after a lengthy bat- There was a sick feeling in the pit of my
tle with Lyme disease and dementia, which stomach that night, too, because I wanted
cruelly robbed him of any ability to recall that perfect game as much as he did. I’m
and revel in the magical moments so many sure I’m not alone.
of us will never forget.
Seaver was undeterred.
The news of Seaver’s death was jolting, He went on to finish the season with 18
though I had read about his health issues complete games in 35 starts, not allowing a
several times in recent years, and it left run or extra-base hit in the ninth inning of
me with a sick, empty feeling in the pit of any of them. He went 12-5 when the Mets
my stomach. I didn’t really know the man, scored three or fewer runs.
having met him only once or twice during In October, Seaver won the National
my baseball-writing years, and I never inter- League Championship opener as the Mets
viewed him in any one-on-one setting. swept the Atlanta Braves 3-0. Then, after be-
ing outpitched by Baltimore’s Mike Cuellar
Still, I felt a powerful sense of loss – prob- in Game 1 of the World Series, he tossed a
ably the same feeling many of you feel, if 10-inning complete game to beat the Ori-
you were a young Mets fan lucky enough to oles in Game 4.
watch him pitch. The Mets won the World Series in five
games, and Seaver would later win the Cy
The loss of my youth. Young Award and be named Sports Illustrat-
That might sound overly dramatic, even a ed’s “Sportsman of the Year.”
bit hokey, given that I’m now nearly 62 years The Mets reached the World Series again
old, and Seaver hasn’t pitched since 1986. in 1973, losing to the Oakland Athletics, and
But longtime Mets fans of my generation – Seaver continued to pile up numbers. But
especially those who also used markers to a contract dispute in 1977 prompted the
put his No. 41 on their T-shirts and tried to Mets to trade him to the Cincinnati Reds, for
copy his classic, drop-and-drive delivery – whom he would pitch his only no-hitter in
know what I mean. 1978 and get his 3,000th strikeout.
Seaver, who was nicknamed “Tom Seaver returned to the Mets in 1983, but
Terrific,” was such a big part of our young a miscalculation by the team’s management
lives, and he was easier for many kids to in 1984 allowed him to be claimed by the
identify with. Chicago White Sox, for whom he was pitch-
Unlike Namath and Frazier, who might’ve ing when he earned his 300th victory – at
been the two coolest athletes on the planet, Yankee Stadium in New York.
Seaver embraced a more-conservative, He played for the Boston Red Sox in 1986,
clean-cut, All-America image. He even en- but a knee injury prevented him pitching
listed in the Marine Corps Reserves, which against the Mets in the World Series. The
he credits with instilling the discipline that next season, at age 42, he attempted a
helped him succeed in baseball. comeback with the Mets, but he retired after
It was his pitching, though, that drew struggling in three minor-league outings.
us to him, especially during that historic Seaver became a broadcaster for the
summer of ’69, when the Mets became as Yankees and then the Mets before returning
big a story as the moon landing, Woodstock, to his native California in 1999 to embark on
Vietnam and the Manson murders. a new challenge – becoming a winemaker.
Not only did Seaver finish 25-7 with a He bought 115 acres in Calistoga, created a
2.21 ERA, but his take-no-prisoners pitch- vineyard and began producing a cabernet
ing spurred the young, overachieving Mets sauvignon worth of industry recognition.
to a second-half surge that enabled them About 10 years ago, however, Seaver
to overtake the more-seasoned Chicago began having memory issues.
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The numbers are easy:
311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 231 com- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
plete games, 61 shutouts, three Cy Young
awards (1969, ’73 and ’75), five one-hitters, been over the past few weeks. Free COVID testing in Fort Pierce. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN 2016 general election, records show. Trump
one no-hitter and a 2.86 ERA in 20 seasons. “Over the past month, case counts de- received 49.5 percent of the vote compared
Major-league records for consecutive Supplies of these masks are limited. to 47.1 percent for Democrat Hillary Clin-
strikeouts (10) and consecutive 200-strike- creased 49 percent,” he said. “Hospitals Career Source Research Coast has ton.
out seasons (1968-76). and other community indicators contin-
First Mets player elected to the Base- ue to trend in the right direction as well.” launched new programs to aid county Trump’s effect on the 2020 campaign
ball Hall of Fame after being named in 1992 residents and businesses suffering losses locally remains to be seen, but he did not
on a then-record 98.8 percent of the ballots. About 5.83 percent of the people test- because of COVID-19, Tipton said. seem to have coat tails in 2016 in St. Lucie
An Internet search will turn up quotes ed for COVID-19 in the past week in St. County. In the next spot on the 2016 ballot,
from Hank Aaron, who called Seaver the Lucie County came up positive, county Eligible St. Lucie County residents in Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick
“toughest pitcher I ever faced,” and Reggie officials said. The county’s positive test industries hit hardest by the pandemic Murphy edged Republican Sen. Marco Ru-
Jackson, who said Seaver was so good that rate was 13.5 percent on July 10. may receive up to $5,000 in scholarship bio by 3,368 votes, or 2.4 percent, in St. Luc-
“blind men come to the park just to hear grants for training in-demand occupa- ie County.
him pitch.” “The numbers are going in the right tions, Tipton said. Examples include hos-
You’ll also find that Seaver and the direction,” Tipton said last Thursday pitality, entertainment, food and bever- In the 18th Congressional District, which
legendary Walter Johnson are the only during the county’s weekly COVID-19 age, and personal services. Career Source includes St. Lucie County, U.S. Rep. Brian
pitchers with 300 wins, 3,000 strikeouts briefing. will also provide eligible county busi- Mast (R-Stuart) faces Democrat Pam Keith
and an ERA under 3.00. nesses up to $10,000 in grants for paid of Fort Pierce in the Nov. 3 general election.
Those of us who saw him pitch, however, The Health Department offered free on-the-job training programs for new Mast carried St. Lucie County by 893 votes,
know how dominant he was. COVID-19 testing in Fort Pierce on Fri- workers to meet new market demand, or less than 1 percent, in 2016.
We know why the Mets retired his num- day and Saturday, officials said. Tipton said.
ber in 1988 and changed the address of Citi State Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart) is
Field to 41 Seaver Way in 2019. We know The St. Lucie County School District So far, St. Lucie County has received being challenged by Democrat Corinna
why both the Mets and Reds inducted them barred students from wearing neck gai- 4,000 applications for up to $3,000 in Balderramo Robinson of Port St. Lucie in
into their halls of fame. ters or buff style face coverings to class housing-related assistance and 5,000 ap- District 25, which includes St. Lucie County.
We know why he’s widely considered last week because of questions about plications for up to $7,500 in small busi-
the “greatest Met” and probably always their effectiveness, said spokeswoman ness-related assistance, Tipton said. State Rep. Delores Hogan Johnson
will be. Lydia Martin. (D-Fort Pierce) is being challenged by Re-
Mostly, we know what Tom Seaver meant publican Dana Trabulsy of Fort Pierce in
to us – how special he was – at a wonderful “The CDC is evaluating their effec- District 84, which stretches from St. Lucie
time we’ll never forget. tiveness and we just don’t have enough West and PGA Village/Verano to North and
And what a time it was … information at this time to allow the con- South Hutchinson islands.
tinued use of those,” Martin said.
State Rep. Toby Overdorf (R-Palm City)
The county is offering free reusable is being challenged by Democrat Edgar
cloth masks at libraries via curbside to “EJ” Bernier of Port St. Lucie in District 83,
residents who call ahead, Tipton said.
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent year revealed that some recycling was not There are two types of recycling contam- which includes parts of Port St. Lucie.
being recycled, but instead heading to ination. One is packaging with uncleaned In countywide contests, control of the
St. Lucie’s recycling is about being green, landfills. Some cities abandoned curbside food residue, especially oils. A surprising-
of course, but it’s also about greenbacks. recycling programs altogether. ly small amount of uncaught food residue five-member County Commission is up for
can spoil large batches of paper or plastic grabs as two incumbent Democrats and a
“We’re still selling our recycling,” said For example, a General Development during the recycling processes. The other Republican elected in 2016 as a Democrat
Jennifer Anglin, the marketing and quality Corporation city similar to Port St. Luc- form of contamination is when materials seek re-election.
control coordinator at Solid Waste. ie – Deltona in Volusia County – ended its are mixed, say a plastic bottle that works its
curbside recycling. That city’s commission way into a bail of paper. Democratic Commissioner Chris Dza-
The county figures about half of what unanimously balked at rising costs and dovsky is being challenged by Republican
goes into garbage cans could be going into growing uncertainty that programs actual- When China made its announcement, Ryan Collins, both of Fort Pierce, in District 1.
recycling bins and offsetting solid-waste ly keep things out of landfills. the recycling markets went into freefall.
costs. But, people at the Bailing and Recy- Counties and cities throughout the nation In District 3, Democratic Commissioner
cling Facility understand that sometimes When curbside recycling got started in were hit with more expensive recycling Linda Bartz is being challenged by Republi-
recycling is confusing. “We have a new app full tilt about 25 years ago, China quickly programs and less assurance that they did can Christopher Thompson.
called the Waste Wise app,” Anglin said. became an eager buyer of America’s spent any good. St. Lucie had already set up a
“It’s free for download.” paper and plastic. In short, Americans put single-stream recycling program better po- Republican Commissioner Cathy
things into bins and the ships that brought sitioned than many or most to handle the Townsend is being challenged by Democrat
(It’s available at the Apple App Store and consumer goods from the Asian nation re- system shock. “China wasn’t taking (card- Henry Duhart in District 5.
Google Play. For those who don’t want to turned with the recyclables. Chinese manu- board), so we found vendors doing exports
load an app on their phones, there’s www. facturers then used the recyclables to make to India,” Anglin said. “As China closed Sheriff Ken Mascara, a Democrat, is be-
stluciecountyrecycles.com.) products that were often shipped to the down, closed its doors to taking materials,
U.S. And those ships picked up the Ameri- we found vendors who had markets.” ing challenged by Republican Kevin Carter
“You can type in an item if you’re not can recycling and took it back to China. in his bid for a sixth four-year term.
sure if it can be recycled or not,” explained Having and keeping buyers lined up
Anglin. “If you type in ‘plastic bag,’ it’ll That was arguably a great system to depends, in large part, on consistent and Republican Michelle Miller is challeng-
show you that item should not be placed reduce waste – until 2018. The Chinese usable recyclables. “Some people don’t ing Clerk of the Circuit Court Joe Smith, a
in the (roadside) recycle bin. It’ll show you government announced new standards recycle, unfortunately,” Anglin said. “It’s Democrat.
drop-off locations.” But, yes, those bags are for inbound recyclables quality. That is, it important to recycle, and it’s important to
recyclable, if they’re in the collection bins. would tolerate less “contamination” in re- recycle the right way.” Property Appraiser Michelle Franklin, a
That’s to prevent the bags from fouling re- cyclables than it had before. Democrat, is being challenged by Republi-
cycling machinery. can Ghazanfar Saeed.
National and statewide reporting last In the non-partisan School Board elec-
tions, incumbent Kathryn Hensley is being
MATTAMY HOMES cabana, and a 4.3-acre lake, records show. zoning of a 112-acre parcel where Mattamy challenged by Jennifer Rich in District 4 and
It will include 29 three-bedroom units, 119 Homes plans a 420-unit independent living Jack Kelly faces James Monds for the District
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 two-bedroom units and 48 one-bedroom community, a 150-bed assisted living facility 2 seat being vacated by Carol Hilson.
units. and a mixed-use project with 153 residenc-
Mattamy Homes obtained in June 2018 for es and 408,000 square feet of non-residen- In the non-partisan Port St. Lucie City
$22.8 million from Tradition Land Co. Mattamy Homes also plans to develop tial space. Village Parkway will be extended Council races, David Pickett Jr. and John
two single-family subdivisions with a total south from Becker Road to provide access Haugh are competing for the District 2 seat
Mattamy’s holdings include portions of of up to 1,000 houses on another 314 acres. to the American Walks subdivision, which being vacated by John Carvelli and Coun-
the Tradition, Southern Grove and Wester A large conservation tract is planned nearby. features a 27,294-square-foot clubhouse, 300 cilwoman Jolien Caraballo is being chal-
Grove developments of regional impact, Construction is expected to start in the next rental villas and 120 rental apartments. lenged by Thomas Vincent in District 4.
records show. The land is entitled for 7,144 year or two, Steve Garrett, a land planner
homes and 1.2 million square feet of com- representing Mattamy Homes, told the Plan- Plans call for Becker Road to be extended In the non-partisan races in Fort Pierce,
mercial space. ning and Zoning Board. west from the FPL substation to set the stage Mayor Linda Hudson is being challenged
for the development of the Belterra subdivi- by Donna Benton, Commissioner Regi-
Once the 344-acre tract is rezoned, Mat- A Florida Power & Light transmission line sion with 150 homes. nald Sessions is being challenged by Curtis
tamy Homes plans to develop a 286-unit right-of-way separates the single-family and Johnson Jr. in District 1, and Commissioner
apartment complex called Capstone Com- multi-family projects. Mattamy Homes has started construction Jeremiah Johnson is being challenged by
munity on 30 acres on the southwest cor- on its first subdivision, Manderlie, in western Michael Perri Jr.
ner of Village Parkway and Paar Drive. The The 344-acre tract is north of Becker Road Port St. Lucie in February. Plans call for 173
complex will include a 4,000-square-foot from a 386.5-acre tract along the C-23 Canal houses on the northwest corner of Commu-
clubhouse and office, a community pool and under development by Mattamy Homes. nity Drive and Discovery Way.
In April, the City Council approved the re-
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COUNTY WORKING ON $75M IN
WATER AND SEWER PROJECTS
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer A Request for Proposal is being drafted to
[email protected] seek an engineering firm to provide design,
permitting and construction planning ser-
St. Lucie County Utilities Department an- vices for the potable water project, Landry
ticipates spending up to $75 million expand- said. The RFP is expected to go to the County
ing water and sewer service to Lakewood Commission for a vote by the end of the year,
Park and removing the last 500 septic tanks Landry said. The engineering firm will refine
from North Hutchinson Island. the cost estimate.
It is expected to cost $18 million to $25 “We plan to focus on potable water as it
million to connect about 4,000 homes in will better serve the residents for health and
Lakewood Park to county water lines in the safety reasons,” Landry said. “However, a
next four years, said Utilities Director George sewer system is equally important. We plan
Landry. That includes the cost of a new water to start those discussions in the near future
plant and distribution system.
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ie passed away on Aug. 31, surrounded by was a force to be reckoned with and will be
his family. Alfonso was born in Guayaquil, greatly missed by family and friends.
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loved wife of 35 years. nique Calero and Alex Calero; grandchil-
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It is expected to cost $25 million to $35 and sewer projects, Landry said. The county septic systems from the Queens Cove, Fort is seeking another $600,000 grant from the
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Luxury Bay St. Lucie home
comes with private dock
12201 Riverbend Court in Bay St. Lucie: 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 4,215-square-foot pool home offered for $1,275,000
by AnnMarie Napolitano of Team Napolitano, 954-675-2804 of Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Lucie
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Luxury Bay St. Lucie home comes with private dock
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist mangroves and private dock, to the gour- feet by 16 feet) and formal dining room (17- with the kids. The kitchen, an amazing 18-
[email protected] met kitchen and stunning master suite with by-12), but your family and guests will gath- by-14, has everything the gourmet cook
koi pond and waterfall, to the pool, spa and er in the spacious family room, a generous could possibly desire, from a Thermador
The house at 12201 Riverbend Court, in summer kitchen and the huge backyard, 21-by-21. It is the ideal place to gather for gas range, a wok cooktop, Sub-Zero refrig-
the Bay St. Lucie section of Port St. Lucie, this is a special residence. hors d’oeuvres before dinner, to watch the erator and freezer, and two Bosch dish-
is, quite simply, amazing. From the tropi- big game or to have a night of board games washers. There is a large island with extra
cal gardens outside to 400 feet of protected The home has a formal living room (18
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This open & bright 2BR, 2BA, 1CG home and is situated on an oversized Set on 1.37 acres with 170 ft of lake front 4 bd 3.5 bth
corner lot. As you walk through this beautiful, well cared for home you will
notice the well laid out floor plan. Kitchen is extended to accommodate a 3 cg Almost 4500 sq. ft. under air. Beautifully appointed,
breakfast area. Home also features a fireplace in the great room and private
screened in patio. Come enjoy this romantic area and take in the view of the luxury living at its finest. Must see!!
lake and your lovely landscaped yard and lake. Move in ready, don’t miss
out on this well maintained home! Roof 2018, AC 2016, Water Heater 2015. $899,500
Call to make an appointment to view. RX-10635596 $214,900
Charmaine A. Hickey, Short Sale &
Realtor, CDPE, SFR, PMN Specialist
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sink, granite countertops, walk-in pantry you drive up to the property, the curb ap- cool drink. I can see a wedding here; the trees and a huge backyard. The expansive
and breakfast bar. This is the perfect place peal is evident in the mature tropical set- setting is that lovely. You can stroll along walkway and private dock offer 400 feet of
to cook, to entertain, and to make friends ting and beautiful native trees. In the rear the expansive paver walkway to the dock protected mangroves, and the 40-foot dock
and family feel welcomed and special. of the house, the screen-enclosed lanai and just watch the river pass by. includes lighting, electric and water with
has a large, covered patio, summer kitchen ocean access and no fixed bridges. Inside,
The master suite truly deserves the term and heated pool with spa, but it is the large For AnnMarie Napolitano and KJ John- this stunning home has four bedrooms and
“suite.” The master bedroom is 24-by-16 and backyard that will steal your heart. You can son of Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Luc- four baths and an office. The exquisite at-
is your own private getaway with a koi pond easily imagine a playground for little ones ie, one word for this home is spectacular tention to detail includes cathedral and
and waterfall that make you feel as if you’ve and happy squeals as kids and dogs play volume ceilings, crown molding, planta-
escaped to a tropical paradise in your own while you relax under an umbrella with a “This is a spectacular contemporary cus- tion shutters and recessed lighting. This
home. The master bath is sublime, large and tom-built home in the luxury waterfront home is a boater’s paradise and your own
very old Hollywood with black and white and community of Bay St. Lucie, in the North piece of paradise in one of Port St. Lucie’s
glass for a sleek look. There is a walk-in show- Fork of the St. Lucie River,” Napolitano hidden treasures, Bay St. Lucie.”
er with body jets and a waterfall showerhead, said. “This private estate sits on a 1.81-acre
a Jacuzzi tub, dual sinks and a spacious lot with gorgeous tropical gardens, fruit
walk-in closet. There are three additional
bedrooms and baths, and the separate guest
quarters can be entered through a unique art
gallery hallway with a split floor plan.
Not surprisingly, this house is framed
by a gorgeous setting. From the moment
FEATURES FOR 12201 RIVERBEND COURT COAST TO COAST...
Neighborhood: Bay St. Lucie • Year built: 2005 WE SELL THE MOST!
Construction: CBS, concrete, stucco
WCrLEoivsaaSto ELL THE MCNOroikvSkatioT!
Square footage: 4,215 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 8,797 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 4 • Flooring: tile Realtor Realtor
Security: burglar alarm, entry phone, unmanned gate
Additional features: private dock, heated in-ground pool with
salt chlorination, spa, river and pool views, electric shutters,
plantation shutters, permanent generator, furniture negotia-
ble, corner lot
Community amenities: boating
Listing brokerage: Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Lucie
AnnMarie Napolitano of Team Napolitano, 954-675-2804
Listing price: $1,275,000
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1850 SW FOUNTAINVIEW BLVD. • SUITE 200
PRICE REDUCED ST. LUCIE WEST (Past Bob Evans)
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2BR/2BA Villa, Front Porch, Oversized 2 Car Garage With Golf Cart Space, Move In Ready Tile
Throughout, New Shutters, Energy Saving Upgrades, Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances, High
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The new month began with a spree of real estate sales in Tradition and St. Lucie West, with 28
transactions of single-family residences and lots reported from Aug. 31-Sept. 4 (some shown
The top sale of the week was the residence at 960 SW Grand Reserves Boulevard. First listed in
June for $495,800, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sold for $475,000 on Sept. 3.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Andrew Szaniszlo of Keller Williams Realty of
Port St. Lucie. Representing the buyer was agent Sorty Mejia of LoKation Real Estate.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $475,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 960 SW GRAND RESERVES BLVD 6/22/2020 $495,800 9/3/2020 $381,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1070 SW MOCKINGBIRD DRIVE 6/22/2020 $425,000 9/4/2020 $372,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12075 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 3/16/2020 $421,900 9/4/2020 $345,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8809 FIRST TEE ROAD 6/27/2020 $372,000 8/31/2020 $345,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 224 MAGNOLIA LAKES BOULEVARD 7/3/2020 $349,500 9/2/2020 $340,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9047 SHORT CHIP CIRCLE 7/14/2020 $353,500 8/31/2020 $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7736 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 5/5/2020 $349,900 9/3/2020 $325,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10572 SW SARAH WAY 7/27/2020 $334,900 9/1/2020 $318,823
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11433 SW GLENGARRY COURT 5/7/2020 $340,000 8/31/2020 $309,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5411 NW BOLIN STREET 4/24/2020 $325,823 9/3/2020 $294,250
SAINT LUCIE WEST 9260 SHORT CHIP CIRCLE 2/21/2020 $325,000 9/2/2020 $289,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 213 NW CHORALE WAY 7/6/2020 $297,500 8/31/2020
PORT SAINT LUCIE 196 NW WILLOW GROVE AVENUE 5/16/2020 $294,900 9/3/2020
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
1070 SW Mockingbird Drive, Port Saint Lucie 12075 SW Aventino Drive, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/22/2020 Listing Date: 3/16/2020
Original Price: $425,000 Original Price: $421,900
Sold: 9/4/2020 Sold: 9/4/2020
Selling Price: $405,000 Selling Price: $381,500
Listing Agent: Laura Zlotnick Listing Agent: Sara Yap
Selling Agent: AlexusRealty.com Selling Agent: Better Homes & Gdns RE Fla 1st
Seana Abdelmajid Michael Garcia
La Rosa Realty Weichert, Realtors
8809 First Tee Road, Port Saint Lucie 224 Magnolia Lakes Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/27/2020 Listing Date: 7/3/2020
Original Price: $372,000 Original Price: $349,500
Sold: 8/31/2020 Sold: 9/2/2020
Selling Price: $372,000 Selling Price: $345,000
Listing Agent: Daniel Thompson Listing Agent: Michelle Martin
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: The Keyes Company
Jacqueline Campbell Team O’Reilly
Weichert Realtors RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty
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JUST LISTED BY YOUR NEIGHBOR PAM MISIANO!
CENTRAL PORT ST. LUCIE STUART TOWNHOME
1633 SW Burlington Street - Offered at $265,000 3051 SE Lexington Lakes Dr # 203 - Offered at $185,000
Beautifully landscaped 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home located in central Port St Lucie. Pristine 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Attached 1 Car Garage Townhouse in lovely gated community.
Kitchen has wood cabinets, newer stainless steel appliances 2018. LED track lights. Completely Walking distance to Pool area. Crown molding throughout, with white kitchen cabinets, granite
remodeled bathrooms including vanities, tiled showers and tub area. and tile floors. New counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Wood look tile planks throughout. Screened in
scratch resident laminate plank tile throughout the house. Built in entertainment center in balcony for your morning coffee. Great location in Martin County.
Family room. Screened in patio, fenced yard with preserve for added privacy. Room for a pool.
Shed conveys with full price offer. A/C 2020, Hot water heater 2020.
If you, or anyone you know, would like more information on these properties, call me today!
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PGA VILLAGE $2500/MONTH TRADITION $309,000 VITALIA $320,000 CASCADES $249,900
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Lower level boasts hard wood floors, large great room Four large bedrooms, plus an office. Four full baths
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Spacious open kitchen w/ adjacent FR & breakfast area counter, under counter lighting, copper top center
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fridge. Huge master suite with sitting area and
bedroom. Upstairs private quarters with slider to covered screened lanai that over-looks
two en-suite bedrooms. Home is filled
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8305 Holley Tree Trail, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
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Motivated Seller! 2BR, 2BA, great open floor plan, nicely appointed kitchen w/granite, Modified“CastleRock”3BR(guestbdrmisen-suite)PLUSDen,3ful baths,crownmoldingthrough- 3BR, 2BA, 2CG with split bedroom floorplan, open kitchen and great room concept, eat-in SPECTAUCLAR GOLF & WATER VIEWS LuxuryLivingatitsFinest!Thisstunning4BR,
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ovens, Impact windows & doors thru-out, tileroof, screened patio, New A/C, whole spacious covered & screened lanai overlooks a private rear yard that backs on to preserve SS appls, granite counters in bathrooms, large screened lanai overlooking the 5th hole. accesstoscreenedlanai.IMPACTglass,tileandengineeredwoodflooring.Cal Today!
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Mark Green and Ed Humphries jam at a recent ‘Jazz Market’ in downtown Fort Pierce. Put on by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society every Saturday, the event features live jazz music, and arts and crafts.
Coming Up! At reopened Backus, ‘Highwaymen’ artwork will mesmerize
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent artists such as Harold Newton do company called Stars North. their way from hard labor in citrus or visit BackusMuseum.org.
and Alfred Hair in starting the It will tell the true story of the groves. So, in the meantime, brush
1 After a bit of a hiatus, the art movement and creating these group of painters as they painted off your knowledge base about 2 It’s hot as blazes right now,
A.E. Backus Museum & Florida masterpieces … many of this important art movement by which means it’s a perfect
Gallery has reopened. There will which you once were able to find visiting the A.E. Backus Museum time for the beach. And if lying on
be special hours for patrons to in garage sales of all places. Own- & Gallery at 500 North Indian the sand and jumping in the surf
remind themselves just how ex- ers of these works have wised up River Dr., Fort Pierce. Admission doesn’t sound relaxing enough,
citing the Highwaymen Art is. In by now, with price tags vaulting is $5 with discounts for seniors, then perhaps a horseback ride on
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A recent acquisition to the Vero Beach spent living in the most culturally sophis-
Museum of Art collection is a delightful ticated city of its time, as well as Hubbell’s
blend of art history and Florida history, own observations of the girls’ personalities.
sweetened with family ties to Vero Beach. The Fitch sisters were in their child-
The portrait painting of three charming hood when Hubbell painted them. The
sisters was confected in 1907 by American portrait emphasizes the sisters’ physical
artist Henry Salem Hubbell in Paris. relationship; they shared dark eyes and
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the Mayflower; others of his
forebears had roles in the founding, gover- cushions of a Louis XV-style sofa, the girls
nance, industry and fine arts of the United look as frothy as whipped cream blos-
States. soms on a birthday cake.
He and wife Florence (née Hopper) and The two eldest children, 10-year-old
their girls were staying in Paris when Fitch Alta Jane and 8-year-old Katherine, book-
met Henry Salem Hubbell and commis- end 3-year-old Dorothy who, with dolly
sioned his daughters’ group portrait. clasped to her side, watches the antics of
Hubbell and wife Rose, whom he met a paper butterfly on a wire manipulated
when both were students at the Art Insti- by Katherine. Katherine leans in toward
tute of Chicago, had come to Paris in 1898 Dorothy, who also looks up at the flutter-
so that Hubbell could polish his style at ing toy.
the Académie Julian. His teachers there The butterfly occupies the upper right
were the suavely proficient painters Wil- corner of the picture and at first glance
Home Offices liam-Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Paul seems to be unconnected to the girls. It
Laurens. seems to be decorative thing in the com-
Hubbell soon left that stodgy scene to position, not unlike the famous butterfly
study under James McNeill Whistler at monogram of J.M. Whistler. Hubbell had
Whistler’s own art school in Paris. The been profoundly influenced by Whistler’s
master of tonalism paid Hubbell a high art even before studying with the mas-
2020 © All Rights Reserved. Closets by Design, Inc. (and rare) compliment when he said, “One ter. By the time Hubbell was painting the
day you will be called a great colorist.” Fitch children, Whistler had been dead
Hubbell soon gained notice in what was four years. Could it be that, in the guise of
then the art world’s center, when he re- a dainty plaything, Hubbell snuck homage
ceived an honorable mention at the Paris to his teacher into the portrait?
Salon of 1901; his work appeared in the an- Hubbell was also capable of showing us
Garage Cabinets nual Salon for the next seven years. something more about his girlish subjects
By the time Fitch met Hubbell, the lat- than a competent rendering of their faces
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SLV associate of the American Impressionists Hubbell shows the eldest girl, Alta Jane,
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return to the United States, the French possible on the tiny sofa. This placement
government purchased one of Hubbell’s may have been a comment on the rela-
paintings from the artist’s last exhibition tionship, as Hubbell saw it, between the
in Paris (it sold out). Not bad for a boy born sisters. Sitting up straight and tall and al-
in Paola, Kan., on Christmas Day, 1870. ready quite the young lady, Alta Jane holds
Hubbell’s painting of the Fitch girls an open book in her lap. Clearly, she is the
foretold his successful career as a portrait studious, no-nonsense one; the one who
painter. It also shows off some of the ideas takes charge when Mother is not around
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Like her sisters, Alta Jane is in clad in
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer a screen fade. It’s a little more of a pro- O’Donovan said that some of the plays
white lace, but the ribbon sash around her [email protected] duction. It will not be live to the audience will be made available on YouTube, some
waist and the bow in her hair are an asser- and will be as polished as much as I can will be made available to an audience
tive shade of blue, while her sisters’ trim- Dennis O’Donovan, executive and ar- to reflect the quality A.C.T. aims for. We’re of regular patrons as a “thank you,” and
mings are pink. tistic director of A.C.T. Studio Theatre in trying to apply a little bit of theater polish some will be “pay-per-view.”
Stuart, is a man with a plan or two. A.C.T. to something that could be done seat-of-
When the Fitch family left Paris for the did a live-streamed Virtual Cabaret in Au- pants. Six directors (of the first series) will For the second round of plays, there
United States, the painting traveled with gust and has more planned for Septem- all work on their own and they’re all start- will be works by local favorite H.G. Brown
them. It resided for a while, says Vero ber and October. (Watch this space). Now ing now.” and Richie Lester, as well as a Woody Allen
Beach Museum of Art curator Anke Van they are kicking off two series of virtual short play and works by David Tanner and
Wagenburg, in the family’s house in Con- plays which will be performed and record- For those of us who are less than tech- Caryll Churchill. O’Donovan has contact-
necticut. ed on Zoom. If it sounds confusing, that’s nologically aware, O’Donovan explained ed people from all over the country; one
only because it is, but a talk with O’Don- that Zoom has a feature that allows a ses- person suggested poetry and A.C.T. may
But another get-a-way away home was ovan, who is producing the series, helped sion to be recorded. “Zoom can create a well do a poetry feature.
already in the works, this one in an ob- to clarify something that is, after all, new grid of whomever is signed in for the per-
scure winter playground called “Vero” in to all of us. formance,” he said. “If there are only two “As we produce more content, we’ll
Florida. actors, they’re the ones signed in.” have more to offer,” he said. “There are
First of all, O’Donovan emphasized that no worries that we won’t have enough
The painting eventually descended to this is a “zero touch” operation. All audi- After the scenes are recorded in se- content until we can open live again. We
Elizabeth (Liz) Phillips Marshall, who do- tions, rehearsals and meetings will be held quence, A.C.T. will edit the scenes into the need money to continue to operate and
nated the painting to the VBMA. Her sister, online. Directors of the first six shows will play’s sequence and provide transitions we hope to grow the theater.”
Suzan Phillips, is another well-known Vero set up their own structures and schedules, between scenes and other effects.
Beach resident; their mother was Kather- and actors will have to master the use of I asked O’Donovan why they were go-
ine (Kitty) Fitch Phillips. In 1986 Dorothy virtual backgrounds on Zoom so that each Is it clear now? ing to so much trouble.
Fitch Peniston, also a Vero resident, wrote scene has the same themed background O’Donovan hopes to begin presenting
“Island in Time,” her memoir of life on the for every character in the scene. some of the shorter plays as early as pos- “We want to let the public know we’re
barrier island. Alta Jane “A.J.” Fitch Hotch- sible, with the full-length plays to follow. still here and aching to get back to work,”
kiss was a winter resident of Vero Beach, O’Donovan made clear that this is no He hopes to have “The Importance of he said.
from 1920 onward. “talking head” production. Being Earnest,” directed by Heidi Con-
don, in November. Other plays in the first “We’re committed to delivering enter-
Van Wagenburg is uncertain which of “A lot of people have done Zoom shows wave include a play by Ayn Rand, one by tainment, the actors are dying to deliver
the sisters, who all lived into the 1990s, with heads up there,” he said. “I would like local playwright Richie Lester, a Chekhov entertainment and the audience is dying
had custody of the Hubbell portrait after to take it a step further and make it a lit- work, the play “Butterflies are Free,” and to be entertained.”
their father died, but she does know that tle towards the production of a television an all-female production of “Waiting for
it was on display for a number of years in show. Scenes will be recorded and sliced Godot.” A.C.T. Studio Theatre is located at 2400
the early days of the VBMA (then called and diced to run in the correct order with SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart. For more informa-
Vero Beach Center for the Arts). tion, visit www.actstudiotheatre.com.
“I feel the painting has come home
again,” says Van Wagenburg.
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a computer that old that all the king’s drive-through pick-up, which meant no they didn’t know. New York Film Festival 58, which runs
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Ordinarily, a new computer would not provider led to them telling me it had to films like Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland”
be wiring in the wall (not their problem) Now, I have had reasonably good luck starring Frances McDormand and David
be news, but it happened in a week that that was preventing wired connecting, getting my prescriptions during the Strathairn; Currents section takes a look
but I could connect wirelessly. Calls pandemic. (I know this is another topic, at contemporary cinema and its emerg-
started with a flat tire. That wouldn’t be to people smarter than I am revealed but I’m on an incompetency roll.) Last ing voices worldwide; Spotlight section
that they all only used wireless. I was week, I needed to fill some prescriptions has sneak previews, gala events and other
news, either, except the place I usually connected! that needed refills; I got a text from the special goodies, like the Spike Lee film of
pharmacy and I contacted my doctor’s David Byrne’s celebrated Broadway show,
take it has closed, a fact I didn’t know Now all of that still doesn’t seem like office. For six days, they went back and “American Utopia,” Pedro Almodovar’s
much, but last week I got a call from forth over whether it had been sent and “The Human Voice” starring Tilda Swin-
until I called them to tell them I was Staples, asking me to call the credit received. ton and Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”
department. It turned out that the card with Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans and
having it towed there. The closest in Finally, I reached someone on the Bill Murray; and Revivals explores films
phone at the pharmacy (please hold, in previous festivals, such as “Meeting
this chain was in Jensen Beach, so I had there are 20 ahead of you) and was told the Man: James Baldwin in Paris,” which
there were no prescriptions for Valene screens Oct. 11-16. Virtual cinema tickets
it towed there and they promised me Jackson (name changed to protect her are $15 for the Main Slate, $12 for Revivals,
privacy, which they didn’t care about). Currents and Spotlight screenings. There
they’d bring it back since I was purchas- I said I was not Valene Jackson. They are also curated bundles beginning at
insisted I was and lived in Indiantown. $70. Tickets go on sale 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.
ing two tires and had no way to get back I don’t. 11 for both drive-in (for your friends and
family living near Brooklyn or Queens,
as I am not going out unless I have to Then I heard music and then I was N.Y.) and virtual cinema platforms. Visit
disconnected. Lincoln Center’s film website (FilmLinc.
because of my mother’s health. Then my org) to decide which films you’ll see, then
Eventually, the doctor’s practice scroll down and click onto 58th New York
computer died. manager and the pharmacist were able Film Festival.
to verify me.
It took them five days to get a guy to
I know this is a difficult time for ev-
bring the car, but I had to promise to eryone, that companies are short-hand-
ed and that everyone is doing their best.
bring him back to Jensen Beach. Having Valene and I understand.
no choice and needing to take the
computer in, I suited up for surgery with
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Hi Dog Buddies! said, “So, Bonzo, it’s great Clementine and Beauregard. Dog a lot better than I speak Cat. But I’m
meeting you in The Fur. learning.”
Even though it’s been a while since I’m Beauregard Schenkel polished off his Greenie. “Tell me
my first cat innerview, I still get a liddle an this is our Human, about yourself.” She smiled. “That’s usually the case.
nervous. There’s just something myste- Mary. Ackshully, I’m quite Anyway (are you taking all this down?),
rious about ’em, like they know stuff us familiar with your work. He stretched out on the carpet Mary got me from the shelter in 2006 as a
dogs don’t know – which, I suspect, they It’s refreshing to see you’ve an began. “Our Human already had liddle 4-month-old ginger fluffball. Mary’s
probly DO. been reaching out to the Clemmie when I came along. We’re both sister Margaret named me Clementine cuz
Feline Demographic.” rescues. She’s about 14 now an I’m probly I was the color of that froot. I liked Beau
A feline acquaintance of mine hadda go 10, but I’ve always felt older than she. from the moment he arrived. Me an him
to therapy for years after being chased up “Absolutely,” I replied. Anyway, Mary was looking for a compan- an Mary are each other’s best frens. Me
a tree by a bad-mannered dog so, when “It is the Post-Species Era ion for Clemmie, who was 8 at the time. an Beau sleep together. When Mary gets
me an my assistant knocked on Beaure- after all. We’ve still got a lot A nice Shelter human, Paula, suggested out of bed in the morning, we jump in an
gard an Clementine Schenkel’s door, I to learn about each other, me. At that point, I’d been there for, like 6 snooze a liddle longer. I don’t get around
put on my best bee-NINE Professional I feel.” Looking around. I months in human.” like I use to an I have some ISH-yous, so
Journalist face, fluffed my ruff, an fervent- added, “I understood there snoozing is my pre-furred pastime.
ly hoped they hadn’t had any previous were to be two of you.” “Woof!” I exclaimed.
traumatic canine experiences. “Woof, indeed,” Beauregard agreed. “One of our favrite places to hang out
“That’s correct. My sister Clementine’s a “It’s not easy being a grown-up cat at a is in Mary’s office. We each have a cozy
Beauregard answered the door standing liddle shy. She’s probly under the bed.” He shelter. Humans usually want younger bed side-by-side in the sun right by the
right beside a lady. He was a large, impres- raised his voice. “HEY, CLEMMIE! Bonzo’s cats or silly fluffball kittens. It can be frus- door to the courtyard. SO comfy. (Don’t
sive fellow with short thick gray fur, white here. He’s Cool Catnip. No worries! Come trating. Us adult cats are far calmer an let it get around, but our beds are – dog
sox an beard. Very elegant. An not one bit on out!” Then, to me, “Let’s go sit down. we’ve already gone through all the no-kit- beds.) We also have our own chairs on the
timid. As the traditional Wag-an-Sniff is a She’ll show up shortly.” tens procedures an know all the ropes. screen porch. We share toys, an our potty
purely canine ritual, I stood still an intro- But you know how humans are. Anyway, box. Beau loves playin’ with toys but me,
duced myself an my assistant. As he walked toward the couch, I Paula told Mary she had the purr-fect cat I prefer lizards. Back in my youth I was an
noticed he had a black polka dot on the for Clementine. Drako.” amazing Huntress. Now, not so much. I
After one brief but meaningful hissss bottom of his white sox. Way Cool Catnip. “Huh? Who’s Drako?” just dream about the Glory Days.”
– to advise me that he was Boss of the “That was my shelter name, if you can
House – Beauregard, cool as a bowl of ice As my assistant rooted around in The believe it. Thank Garfield, Mary changed it Beau spoke up. “Mary has this
water, executed an elegant Swish-Tail, Satchel for the plastic Hairball Greenie to one more befitting my stature.” three-section recliner for watchin’ TV. She
Single Pass Ankle Rub for my assistant and bag. Beauregard came right over an began “For sure!” sits in the middle an we have our own
nosing around in it as well. “I love crinkly “Mary agreed I WAS the purrfect pal for smaller seats, one on each side. It’s purr-
plastic,” he said. Clemmie. I had never made the slightest fect! I also have this terrific seat/scratch
peep the whole time I was at the shelter, post.”
I opened my notebook as Beauregard simply because I never had anything I
felt like saying back then. However, from He ran over an sat in it. It was a big,
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A doggone good time was had by all at the
Humane Society of St. Lucie County’s ‘Mutts
and Muscle BBQ Fundraiser’ and ‘Stuff the Bus’
event in Port St Lucie last Saturday. Donations to
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Mosquito Control buzzing about deployment of high-tech traps
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent cambia and St. Johns counties. Not long and forcibly quarantine the city. ing beneficial insect populations. For ex-
after, Mosquito County was split from St. At the time some, scientists suspected ample, one of the nuisance mosquitoes
St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control Johns. It included about a 100-mile wide in St. Lucie is the salt marsh mosquito.
District has always been science-y. Now stretch from modern-day Palm Beach to the mosquitoes’ role in transmitting yel- They don’t lay their eggs in water as most
it’s adding more tech to that – some web- Volusia counties. That stretch of Florida low fever and other diseases. The Jackson- species do. They lay them in mud that
based traps that will count up the airborne was never terribly popular in the 1800s, ville outbreak helped prove it. It moved the later gets covered with water for them to
irritators in an instant. in part because of swarms of mosquitoes State Legislature to create the Florida State hatch. St. Lucie has created 24 mosquito
that carried several diseases that were too Board of Health, what’s now the Florida impoundment areas to combat the salt
“It tells you in real time,” said Roger Ja- frequently fatal in those days. Department of Health, which started with marsh mosquito.
cobsen, assistant director. “It updates ev- the mission of curtailing mosquito-borne
ery 15 minutes.” In 1888 a single sick traveler from Tam- diseases. “That impoundment, we keep the wa-
pa and large mosquito population turned ter at a set height so there’s nowhere for
Armed with that fast information, the Jacksonville into a dying zone. In a city of The Florida Anti-Mosquito Association mosquitoes to lay their eggs,” explained
folks at Mosquito Control can check on 20,000, about 5,000 were infected with yel- formed in Daytona Beach in 1922. Yes, the Jacobsen. “It’s one way to lower the mos-
how effective the treatments are, among low fever transmitted by some species of name sounds a bit silly today, but the asso- quito population without having to put
other things. While the devices don’t iden- mosquitoes. About 450 to 500 died. ciation was made up of doctors and health any chemicals in the air.”
tify the types of mosquitoes trapped, the scientists to push for more mosquito-con-
times that they’re trapped do quickly tip Yellow flags went up around the city as trol action. Indian River County was the The web-based traps, too, will help
off mosquito experts on which types are families warned others Yellow Jack, as yel- first in the state to have a legislature-cre- the district know what spraying is effec-
flying around. Different species call for low fever was often called, was present. ated mosquito control district. That was in tive when and where, so it can reduce the
different responses, and Florida has more Many of those yellow flags were replaced 1925. St. Lucie County had the second in chemicals used.
than 80 types of mosquitoes. The district with black ones to let others know people 1926.
got two of the Biogents’ BG Counter Traps. in those homes had died. Residents tried Information about the district and its
to flee the city, but folks outside Jackson- Jacobsen said the days of massive efforts to control mosquitoes, along with
“We’re really excited to deploy this,” ville literally wielded guns to blockade spraying are long gone. The district works what residents can do to help, is at www.
Jacobsen said. “We’re still in the testing roads and board trains to keep them back with established and developing science stluciemosquito.org.
phase.” to control mosquitoes without devastat-
Crossword Page B10 (THE COCKNEY BACKLASH)
When everything is going well, the Mos- Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
quito Control District is something no- in September 4, 2020 Edition 1 MAY 2 MOUND
body thinks about. But it exists for very 3 CAR 2 YOUNGER
good reasons. Mosquitoes have been at 5 MENDS 3 COLD
times far more than irritating. They’ve 8 USUAL 4 ROARED
been a major health threat at times. 9 ARTICLE 5 MATTERED
10 DOGS 6 NICKS
Back in the 1500s, the Spanish called 11 RELEASED 7 SLENDER
Florida’s east coast “Los Musquitos.” The 13 PERMIT 12 FIERCELY
translation is unneeded. When Jonathan 14 TEMPER 13 PRIVATE
Dickinson shipwrecked on Jupiter Island 17 INFORMAL 15 PURPOSE
in 1696, his small party resorted to bury- 19 ARCH 16 SACRED
ing themselves in sand to escape clouds of 22 AMATEUR 18 FRAME
mosquitoes. 23 ODOUR 20 HIRED
24 ENEMY 21 POEM
After the United States took possession 25 DIM
of Florida, it split the future state into Es- 26 END
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4 Overhead shelves (5) 3 Large flatfish (7)
8 Clock regulator (8) 4 Send in payment (5)
9 Factory (4) 5 Order (7)
10 Practical joke (4) 6 Latin American dance (5)
11 Treachery (8) 7 Previously (6)
12 Leave (6) 13 Non-professional (7)
14 Make smaller (6) 14 Round domed building (7)
16 Clearly visible (8) 15 Exclusive group (6)
19 Post; armour (4) 17 Evidence (5)
20 Fool; information (4) 18 Bird of prey (5)
21 Liberal; charitable (8) 19 Month (5)
22 Compel (5)
23 Dull pain (4)
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ACROSS 80 Clove, for one 53 From Here To Eternity co-star The Washington Post
81 Part of a belt surrounding 54 Slow passages
1 Chapplication? 55 Deteriorate
8 The Charleston, once Mars 56 Partners ___ (conspirators)
13 Cold reading? 82 Poet-preacher John 57 Put the sprinkler on
19 Sequentially 83 Sit precariously 58 Frosts
20 Retraction of a sort 84 Immigration org. 60 Those who feel that all events
22 Fools 85 A Little Rascal
23 Watched 86 Goya’s duchess are inevitable
24 Frosted 87 like this 61 Like Batman
25 Serve a sentence 92 Consisting of Spain and 64 In the Heat of the Night first
26 Apollo lander acronym
27 Tummy woes Portugal name
29 Corleone of The Godfather 95 Early TV show for late-night 65 Of the eyelids
66 Eleanor’s place
and Spatafore of The host Johnny 67 Knucklehead
Sopranos 96 “Sorry” 68 Ready to rip
30 He played the Japanese 97 Behaving bullishly 71 First in a series from MGM,
colonel in The Bridge on the 98 Superman’s name on Krypton
River Kwai 99 Ingenuous 1938’s ___ Kildare
35 Lafitte’s feet 74 Bare-bottom prank
36 Famous Grandma DOWN 75 Solidify
37 Authoritative 78 Stumble over
38 Wither 1 Can top 79 Bungle a stroke,
39 Cliffhanger ingredient 2 How some symphonies
40 Gandhi was one in golf
41 Intro to “hog” are written 80 Pick
42 ___ before 3 It’s often a shepherd 82 Workshop tool
(no later than) 4 Laura’s dad 83 Small drum
43 Latin class word 85 Bomb target?
44 Indian P.M., 1989-91 5 Common vipers 87 Berkeley, the school, for short
45 Sponge 6 City ENE of Manchester 88 Flagstaff campus: abbr.
46 Armageddon, in Norse 7 Miniver, for one 89 Turn on the waterworks
mythology 8 A movable item of 90 “___ understand it ...”
48 Mailing instruction 91 Half an antiaircraft burst
49 Lend ___ (listen) personal property
50 Opposite of bus. 9 Communicates with, perhaps 92 Words before jam or pickle
51 Smacked high and 10 Mini matter 93 Vogue, mostly
far, to a baseball announcer 11 First name in western fiction 94 The phone bk., largely
52 Easy putt 12 Suffix with “morph”
53 More seasoned? 13 “Peek-a-boo!” LOADS O’ WORDS By Merl Reagle
57 Oater 14 One who fishes off the Jersey
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59 “___ get it” coast
60 Clips 15 Ogle Family Owned & Operated
61 Geometric fig. 16 Fleur-de-___
62 “You bet!” 17 Apple recordings attendee
63 33 percent 18 Chicago cable station
64 Miles Archer’s partner 20 Query after a knock
69 Greek marketplace 21 Sight-see, Hawaiian-style
70 Early years 25 “New World” composer
71 Alarmed exclamation 27 Ready to take on
72 With 76 Across, a diving 28 Climbing vine
apparatus 30 Perform a surfing maneuver
73 Home of the brave? 31 International service club
74 Ray’s mom on Everybody 32 The scholarly life
Loves Raymond 33 Military exercise
75 Categorizes, as by color 34 Edited, e.g.
76 See 72 Across 36 “For your eyes only” items
77 Vacancy sign 37 Campfire leftovers
79 Located 39 Kitchen utensil
44 Bird dogs
45 Basketball players
47 “Chain of Fools” singer
48 The ___ Chapel
51 Third-person trio
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THE RIGHT CARD AIDS PARTNER’S DEFENSE WEST NORTH EAST
752 A Q J 10 8 K63
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 92 KQ74 85
K 10 7 4 3 9 AJ62
Voltaire wrote, “Each player must accept the cards life deals him. But once they are in hand, he AJ8 10 6 3 9542
alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.”
In a way, that is true, but sometimes a bridge defender must be careful with the card he plays 94
in order to give partner the necessary information so that they can defeat the contract. A J 10 6 3
In this deal, for example, how should the defenders card to beat four hearts after West has led KQ7
a low diamond?
Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both
North might have rebid four diamonds, a splinter bid showing at least four-card heart support
and game-going values with a singleton (or void) in diamonds. But with all of those club losers, The Bidding:
he settled for a less-revealing rebid. (If you employ two-over-one game-force, North would
rebid three hearts, and South would raise to game with his minimum.) SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
2 Hearts Pass 1 Spades Pass
At trick one, East can see two defensive tricks: the diamond ace and spade king. It is clearly 4 Hearts All Pass LEAD:
right to shift to clubs, hoping to gain two winners there. But he must be careful to lead the 4 Diamonds
club nine to deny an honor in the suit. Then, after South plays the king or queen, West ducks
to keep communication with his partner. (If West takes this trick and returns his club eight,
declarer can win with dummy’s 10.) When East gets in with the spade king, he can lead a
second club to defeat the contract.
Often from 9-5-4-2, one would lead the five, second-highest from a weak suit, but here that
would be very dangerous. West might think it was from H-9-7-5 and that his side could cash
three club tricks.
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‘ONE’ FINE DAY FEEL AT HOME ON RANGE AND ON COURSE KEVIN’S
PGA Golf Club member Steven
Choung had the magic touch last As most of you are aware, good golf is a which should lead to better performance on 7. On the practice tee,
week on the Wanamaker course’s 6th blend of the mental and physical areas of the course: go over pre- and post-
hole. Choung made a hole-in-one the game. shot routines, as you
with a 50-degree wedge shot from 1. Practice on the golf course. You can do would in a competitive
104 yards out. Congrats, Steven! When we work on getting better physi- this with one ball or a few balls. Seeing the round of golf.
cally to improve our skills, we do this by re- trouble and the consequences of a mishit
hearsing the motion mentally and through shot will simulate a real round of golf. 8. On the putting
physical practice. green and short-game By Kevin Perkins
2. Hit balls on the range with the same area, only practice with
The physical practice can be divided into club to a variety of targets at the same dis- one ball.
three areas: skills development, skills re- tance.
tention and skills transfer. 9. Hit practice balls on the range, visu-
3. On the practice tee, hit balls from dif- alizing trouble on the left and right of your
Some of you might not be as familiar ferent lies: uphill, downhill, sidehill, tight targets, simulating on-course accountabil-
with skills transfer. Simply put, skills trans- lies, deep rough, and from lies in a divot. ity of a mishit shot.
fer gets its name from the concept of taking
the good shots or good short game perfor- 4. On the range, play a simulated round. Transfer practice is a mental and physi-
mance we produce on the range, and trans- Obviously, if the first hole is a par-5, start cal process in which you are trying to sim-
ferring that good performance onto the with the driver and then hit what you would ulate on-course pressure and accountabil-
course. most likely hit for your second shot. Contin- ity in order to become accustomed to that
ue this process to complete the simulated environment and, therefore, not allowing
I’m sure some of you can relate to the round. performance to suffer. Well, what I call in-
feeling of hitting shots on the range, but not verse transfer practice can also be effective.
being able to bring it to the course, espe- 5. Practice on the range; use different By that I mean, sometimes when playing on
cially under more stressful conditions such clubs, aiming at a variety of different tar- the course, you should try to visualize that
as tournament play. gets, from different yardages. you are on the driving range.
The following with be some “Kures” on 6. On the practice tee, hit balls with dif-
how to correctly perform transfer practice, ferent ball flights: fades, draws, hooks, slic-
es, low shots and high shots.
HONORING HEROES SUITS ‘EM TO A TEE! Golfers participate in a 21-tee PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
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vides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. Also at the event: St. Lucie West Centen-
nial High School Cadets Lt. Laurent, Senior Chief Yatsushkevech, Ensign Ortiz and Petty Officer 1st Class Vetrano present the colors;
Ashlyn McCain tells the story of her father being killed in Afghanistan and how being a recipient of a ‘Folds of Honor’ scholarship
changed her life; and Charles Jones, U.S. Army Veteran Specialist, sings ‘God Bless America.’
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