Harbor Branch shakeup
A3 A12 B7Director out after 15 months
Complaints loud, clear Collections matter ...
Buffer for traffic noise OK’d VBMA curator builds for future
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 12 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
EVERY SEX-ASSAULT Council pushes for police
VICTIM SHOULD BE officer in every city school
HEARD ... AS I WAS
I have street cred on this. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “St. Lucie Public Schools is in
[email protected] the process of planning and work-
In 1990, four months after my ing with its local law enforcement
What is the game plan for secur- partners to develop a plan for staff-
marriage, on a gorgeous April ing schools this next school year? If ing schools appropriately,” St. Luc-
it were up to the Port St. Lucie City ie Public Schools spokeswoman
morning in New York, I was sexu- Council, part of the plan would in- Kerry Padrick told St. Lucie Voice,
clude staffing each publicly-fund- following a special City Council
ally assaulted at knifepoint in the ed school within the city limits meeting Monday.
with a Port St. Lucie police officer.
SHELLEY laundry room Following the school shooting
of our co-op But it’s not up to the City Coun- in Parkland, Fla., in February, the
KOPPEL apartment. The cil. Instead, the decision ultimate- St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
details of the ly rests with the St. Lucie County
MY TAKE attack are not School Board. CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
important for the story.
What is important, at least to
me, is that the superintendent’s
apartment was next door to the PLEA DEAL EXPECTED IN
PIT BULL HORROR CASE
laundry room and I was able to
make enough noise so that Dee,
the superintendent’s wife, was
able to hear the noise and open
the door. I yelled, “Dee, he has a BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer hope sentencing
knife!” and he fled. The fact that is severe.” Lynch
The woman Port St. Lucie po-
I’d gotten his glasses off and he lice say abandoned five pit bulls – said his hope was Cops say Christina
nicknamed the Fab 5 and rescued that Hand would Hand abandoned
couldn’t see probably helped. in early December – was expected never again be
in court on Thursday to enter a allowed near an- five pit bulls,
Dee led me into her apartment, plea deal that would send her to imals. including Sissy,
the county jail for a year. below, now on
had her sister-in-law remove the
Christina Hand, 29, filed a plea the mend.
children and called the police. of No Contest, according to court
records. Under the plea
The point of all of this, to me, deal, she is expected The plea agree-
to serve one year
is that Dee saw him. No, it wasn’t SPRAY TIME! in jail and another ment does restrict Hand from
nine years on pro-
enough to be able to identify him. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN bation. owning any animals while on pro-
It was enough to validate to any- Khloe Rodgers, 7, frolics in the fountain at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Saturday. “I’m glad it’s coming bation – and if she is able to satisfy
to an end,” said David
one and everyone that this really Lynch, a spokesman the terms of her probation for four
for the St. Lucie County
happened. I didn’t know, at the Humane Society, which years, she can be released from
continues to house and
CONTINUED ON PAGE A10 care for the dogs, named the remainder of the term.
Sissy, Nala, Danny, Cha-
Rash of construction-site pilfering puzzles police os and Moose. “I “This should be a wakeup
for our community,” Lynch
said, explaining that people
need to take better care of
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer the sites by unknown suspects. their animals. “They’re
de[email protected] The Port St. Lucie Police De-
living creatures, just
Thieves are targeting numer- partment hasn’t yet determined
ous residential construction if the thefts – seven reported like we are.”
sites around the city, according since the end of January – are
to police. Appliances, tools and the work of a single thief, mul- Danny, Chaos and
even a window are among the tiple thieves or otherwise con-
items that have been taken from Moose are doing well,
CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
according to Lynch,
though they’re not ready
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Harbor Branch executive director out after just 15 months
BY KATHLEEN SLOAN | Staff Writer and the applied science and solutions monitoring ocean activity. “Dr. Post is uniquely qualified for this
that may come from the research have Post, meanwhile, has assumed a new position and was chosen specifically by
After just 15 months on the job, Dr. gained notice. the Vice President for Research, Dr. Dan-
Anton Post is out as executive director of title that is a bit of mouthful: “Associate iel Flynn,” Perry added, citing Post’s “in-
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Prior to joining Harbor Branch, Sul- Vice President for Corporate and Inter- ternational connections.”
but Florida Atlantic University is portray- livan earned his master’s and doctorate national University Relations within the
ing the move in a positive light. in biological oceanography from the Division of Research [at FAU],” according Born in the Netherlands, Post got his
University of Rhode Island, becoming to Assistant Vice President of Communi- bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the
Harbor Branch, in Fort Pierce, has seen research faculty at its Graduate School cations Cara Perry. University of Amsterdam and then spent
considerable turmoil and uncertainty of Oceanography as well as a Senior a year in Japan as a Brookhaven Institute
since longtime executive director Mar- Oceanographer for the private company, Florida Atlantic is seeking more re- intern. Other post-doctoral studies were
garet Leinen left to take a job at Scripps Sea-Bird Scientific WET Labs Inc., which search partnerships with private corpo- in Israel, at Hebrew University, Universi-
Institution of Oceanography in San Diego manufactures tools for measuring and rations and Post has been tapped to lead ty of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of
in 2013, with an unpopular interim exec- the effort, Perry said. Technology and University of Rhode Is-
utive director overseeing the decline of land. He was also worked for the federal
its marine mammal rescue and research government as program director at the
program, and a lawsuit filed by the Har- Division of Ocean Sciences for the Na-
bor Branch Foundation against FAU. tional Science Foundation.
When Post, a renowned oceanogra- In his new position, Post will “help the
pher with a blue chip career, was hired Division of Research facilitate collabo-
to lead the Institute in November 2016, rative research with small, medium and
many viewed it as a new beginning and large corporations,” Perry said. “He will
hoped for smoother sailing going for- facilitate memorandums of understand-
ward. ing and working agreements with inter-
national universities that share FAU’s
Now, though, Post is gone, replaced by common research interests.”
James Sullivan, Ph.D., who was appoint-
ed interim director last week. Post will concentrate on finding cor-
porations interested in FAU’s “pillars of
A principal Investigator and research research,” the Institute for Healthy Aging
professor for the last three years, Sullivan & Lifespan Studies, the FAU Brain Insti-
is a “rising star,” according to university
insiders. His concentration on harmful CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
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Council looks to HOP PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN HARBOR BRANCH
FIND additional TO IT!
Riverwalk funds request. “Thank you to the FIND for approv- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
Ziggy Thomas scoops up a ing the last (grant),” she said. “I’ve got my fin-
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ground ball for the Port St. gers crossed, my legs crossed, that we get the tute, the Institute for Sensing & Embedded
[email protected] Lucie High School Jaguars next one, too.” Network Systems Engineering and the FAU
during a game against Jen- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.
Port St. Lucie is once again going back sen Beach High School on The boardwalk construction project will
to the well, hoping to receive a large grant March 13. Thomas went 2 include lighting, a potable water line, and The staff shakeup comes during a li-
to help build the long planned Riverwalk for 4 with an RBI and a run three fishing/public viewing platforms. tigious interval between the indepen-
boardwalk between Westmoreland Park and scored in the 9-7 victory. dent Harbor Branch Foundation and the
Bridge Plaza just south of Port St. Lucie Bou- Once that phase of the overall project is University that took over Harbor Branch
levard. known as the Westmoreland property, and a done, the city plans to add eight more day- Oceanographic Institute 11 year ago.
13-acre passive recreation tract, which will time-only boat docking slips, a pedestrian
The Port St. Lucie City Council recently have a hiking trail loop. bridge under Port St. Lucie Boulevard to con- Harbor Branch, founded in 1971 by J.
approved its application to the Florida In- nect the north and south spans of boardwalk, Seward Johnson, Sr. and famed Inventor
land Navigation District (FIND), which has “I hope that you’ll always be able to enjoy as well as additional park improvements to Edwin A. Link, flourished for several de-
previously helped fund more than $460,000 – this is me editorializing – the ficus/banyan enhance public access to the river. cades and became one of the top ocean-
in improvements to the area. tree,” Oravec said. ographic research institutes in the world,
pioneering deep sea expeditions in sub-
Janet Zimmerman of FIND told St. Lucie “Editorializing or lobbying?” teased Coun- mersibles, small submarines conceived
Voice that the final decision on grant awards cilwoman Jolien Caraballo. and created by Link. After Johnson died,
will be made by the end of September and though, his heirs did not continue the kind
agreements will be issued in October. The fate of the massive tree has been in of financial support he had provided and
question given its proximity to the river and Harbor Branch struggled to stay afloat,
“This is just the first step of the process,” the possibility that its location could impede selling off research ships and cutting pro-
Zimmerman said of Port St. Lucie’s grant ap- construction of a future restaurant. grams.
Caraballo said she was going to keep fin- As a means of survival, Harbor Branch
If approved, FIND will help fund approx- gers crossed that FIND approves their grant agreed to an FAU takeover in 2007, turning
imately 15 percent of the 2,900-linear-foot over $92 million, mostly in land and build-
boardwalk along the North Fork. The total ings, to the university, essentially giving
project has an estimated price tag of $2.6 the institute to the Florida Atlantic.
million, according to city records.
As part of the deal, an independent Har-
“We all know it but we like to celebrate bor Branch Foundation kept the institute’s
it,” Mayor Gregory Oravec said during the $40 million endowment and continues to
council’s discussion regarding the grant ap- maintain separate oversight of the endow-
plication. “We’re working on extending our ment and funds generated by the special-
existing boardwalk south, all the way to what ty “Save Our Seas” license plate program
we call the Westmoreland property – aka Riv- created by former Harbor Branch marine
erwalk. mammal program leader Steve McCulloch
to fund research at Harbor Branch prior to
“Someday soon, not only will you be able the FAU takeover.
to walk there and make a very nice loop,
you’ll be able to dock your boat, go to a wa- In the 11 years since the merger, the
terfront restaurant.” foundation increased the endowment
from $40 million to over $70 million and
When complete, the boardwalk will con- funded many research projects.
nect two areas of city-owned riverfront parks
separated by Port St. Lucie Boulevard with Then, a year ago, in reaction by a move
boat ramps, picnic areas and fishing plat- by FAU, the foundation brought suit
forms. against the university, claiming it was try-
ing to illegally take over the endowment
The area south of the major road includes funds and fire the foundation staff.
43 acres of city-owned waterfront land that
includes the 20-acre Port St. Lucie Botanical The case went to mediation December
Gardens, the 10-acre future waterfront park 2017. On March 14, 2018, mediation was
declared at an impasse and litigation is
continuing, according to Katha Kissman,
president and CEO of the foundation.
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From left, pit bulls Chaos, Danny and Moose are on the mend after their ordeal. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ABANDONED PIT BULLS Thursday, Hand will be required to under- ilies in kisses were abandoned for over a their lives with a loving family. They have a
go a mental health evaluation within one month with little or no food and water,” long road ahead in their recovery, but with
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 month of her release from jail. She will also Lynch initially posted to a GoFundMe page, the help of our community we know they
have to undergo treatment if needed. taking up a collection to cover their mount- will back and better than ever.”
to be placed for adoption. ing medical expenses.
Sissy recently underwent a mastectomy Hand will also have to make restitution, On Dec. 1, Hand was arrested following
including a $4,000 donation to the St. Lucie The account has received $690 of the the Port St. Lucie Police Department’s in-
to remove a chain of tumors in her mam- County Humane Society, court costs, costs admittedly “low-ball estimate” $2,000 goal, vestigation. Authorities responded to the
mary glands. “It’s still a concern,” Lynch of the investigation, as well as the costs of Lynch told the St. Lucie Voice last Decem- home, located in the 4900 block of NW Ever
said. prosecution, according to the court record. ber when the page was created. Road, on Nov. 26, following a complaint
from a neighbor.
And Nala, unfortunately, has not re- If, however, the judge decides not to ac- “Despite the horrific conditions and
sponded well, according to Lynch. “She’s cept the plea deal, Hand can withdraw her abuse they lived through, each of them Through Hand’s father, investigators
still traumatized,” he said. “We’re still work- plea of no contest. She would face a maxi- loves the warm embrace of a human com- were eventually able to interview Hand,
ing with her.” mum penalty of 25 years in prison. panion,” the GoFundMe page states. “Some who told them that she had moved out of
enjoy giving slobbery kisses and others are the Ever Road house and into her grand-
It’s been a challenge to get her to put “Five beautiful dogs that should be roll- just big, goofy lap dogs. EACH and EVERY mother’s house months ago, but that she al-
weight on, he added. ing around in the grass, being spoiled with one of them deserve to spend the rest of ways stopped by to take care of the dogs.
toys and treats, and smothering their fam-
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THE CELEBRATION OF SCHOOL SAFETY with city officers, the city would most likely
LIFE STARTS HERE have to pick up the tab.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
AYCOCK AT TRADITION LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER Chief Bolduc explained that it costs ap-
has shifted its personnel to ensure there is proximately $85,000 annually per officer,
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guess”) it would cost $2.97 million.
memorial Sheriff Ken Mascara has said the measure
is only temporary until the end of the cur- If the schools within the city receive $1.19
takes planning. rent school year. million, that leaves a budget shortfall of
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SW Hartwick Dr. little more than $1 million would be allocat-
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Tradition Pkwy. John Carvelli, a former School Board mem-
LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER Chief Bolduc explained that the funding ber, said. “That’s priority No. 1.”
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program by either establishing their own law “I’m about as frustrated as I’ve been up
enforcement department, or contracting here,” he said. “You start with safety first.”
with local law enforcement.
He reminded the council that its job is to
School districts were also granted the create policy and then have staff work out
power to determine if they wanted to im- the details and bring it back for review and
plement a School Marshal or School Guard- approval. “We do it all the time,” he said.
ian program – a program that would allow
school staff to be armed. Martin said it’s the council’s job to make
sure the city is safe, and that includes in the
Chief Bolduc said his discussions with the schools. “If you don’t have safety, you have
Sheriff’s Office and the School District have nothing,” she said. “You have chaos.”
left him with the impression that neither is
interested in such a program. Ultimately, the five council members
agreed that a new Memorandum of Under-
“Let’s take that off the table,” Mayor Greg- standing should be crafted that, recognizing
ory Oravec responded. the School District’s autonomy, would allow
for the Port St. Lucie Police Department to
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mer crab feast. She was always taking care of (Ron), Vikki Lindsey, Van Lindsey II (Tam-
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ory (Mandy) Rattell and Ronald (Stephanie) March 9 in Port St. Lucie. Born in Tupelo,
Rattell; and sister, Michaelle (Steven) Bellows. Miss., Ralph was a resident of Port St. Lucie
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MARGARET F. LINDSEY, 77
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Hobe Sound and Fort Pierce. Before retire-
Margaret (Margie) F. Lindsey, 77, of Port ment, Ralph was a salesman in the plumbing
St. Lucie passed away March 8. Born Feb. 6, industry. He worked for over 20 years at ART-
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Fumich in Cleveland, Ohio, she enjoyed a
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Fort Pierce in 1976. Her next move would be Survivors include his son, Michael Pre-
to Sebring, Fla., in 2005, where she spent 13 stage, and daughter, Michelle Hornsby, of
years, and finally her move to Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce; brother, Kenneth Prestage of Port
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MY TAKE support from my husband and family. HIGHLY safe again is terrible. You struggle against
Neighbors, however, looked at me differ- SKILLED fear and feel stupid for being afraid. No
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ently, or at least I felt that way. Women one should have to go through it. No one
friends were angry because if I could be Coyunna Jones, below, “deserves” it and everyone deserves to be
time, how comforting it would be to know assaulted at 11 a.m. while doing laundry, so earned a first-place finish heard.
that I would be believed beyond a shadow could they. I destroyed their illusion of safe- in the 1-meter dive event
of a doubt. ty. Others didn’t know what to say. It was a and Chastity Haxton came in
tremendously difficult time for me and it second place in the preliminary
Sexual-assault victims tend to question took years before it was just something that round for Indian River State
themselves and blame themselves, and happened a long time ago. College during the 2018 NJCAA
having a witness meant that I knew it hap- National Swimming and Diving
pened. It turns out that doing laundry at 11 I tell this story now because I really do Championships held at the Ann
a.m. is OK. I didn’t do anything wrong. (And understand why women are reluctant to Wilder Complex in Fort Pierce
that’s not to imply that any behavior justi- come forward with allegations of abuse last Wednesday.
fies being attacked.) It just was a comfort to and assault. If no one saw it, will people
me. I know that’s crazy, but it turned out to believe you? Will it change your life and the PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
be really important to my state of mind. way people treat you? Will you feel like you
have to uproot yourself and your family to must have done something to deserve it. I
The New York City police were wonder- feel safe again? If you’d kept quiet, would it was lucky. I knew, all along, that everyone
ful and very sensitive. They even asked if I have just gone away? believed me. That carries its own pain, but
wanted my husband in the room. Of course at least you have that.
I did, but apparently some husbands and I know the answer to the last question
wives don’t have that sort of relationship is no, and that is why I spoke to the police. Losing the feeling that you will ever feel
and they wanted to make sure. While the I didn’t want the man to attack again so I
man was never caught, New York State had to report it because maybe they’d find
provided me with a year of free counseling him. Deep inside, I dreaded the thought
for victims of violent crime. It was really of having to testify about what happened
helpful and I am grateful. and having a defense lawyer question
anything I’d ever done in my life. That’s
Nevertheless, a year later, we left New another reason women stay silent. Your
York for the Pittsburgh suburbs, where entire life is put on trial as if, in some
some of my family lived and which remind- morality play, you are being judged by
ed me of New York in the 1950s, where I your past behavior to see if you “deserved”
grew up and felt safe. Dee and her family what happened to you.
moved to upstate New York; her sister-in-
law’s family returned to Belfast, Northern And that gets back to why women don’t
Ireland, where they felt safer. report incidents of sexual violence. Some-
how, it will come back to them. Somehow,
People wonder why victims don’t speak inside too many people, is the idea that you
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CONSTRUCTION SITE THEFTS der construction could employ private se- POSITIVE JOBS NEWS AS MOST
curity. MAJOR SECTORS STILL HIRING
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Security gates and fences around the BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent traditionally a down time for employment
nected, according to Master Sgt. Frank residential developments could be erected on the Treasure Coast. By September the
Sabol, a spokesman for the department. before home sites to secure the area and Employment is humming along on not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment
limit traffic. the Treasure Coast. rate was back below 5 percent. It stayed
What each of the thefts has in common, there for the rest of 2017.
though, is the lack of forced entry, and all Improve lighting around construc- The state released its first employment
the pilfering has occurred at new home tion sites to deter burglars during the over- report for 2018 on March 12. St. Lucie Tesch said multiple months with the
construction sites. night hours and assist security to observe started the year with slightly stronger em- county’s unemployment rate in the 4
any suspicious activity. ployment than it had the previous year. percent range hints to him that the jobs
The sites range from as far north as the market is stabilized – barring any un-
Torino community on NW Cataluna Circle, The following are the cases the Port St. The Florida Department of Econom- foreseen circumstances with economic
where a window was taken, to as far south as Lucie Police Department is investigating: ic Opportunity reported that St. Lucie downturns, as long as the economy is
SW Tulip Boulevard in the Whispering Pines County’s not-seasonally-adjusted unem- chugging along nationally and globally,”
community, where two homes were hit. Jan. 29-30: 100 block of SW Tulip ployment rate in January was 5.1 percent, he explained.
Blvd. – generator, drill, table saw, miter down from 5.9 the previous January. Pete
The thefts went as far west as NW Mc- Tesch, president of the St. Lucie County The local and state economies got
Gregor Lane, near Glades Cutoff Road – a Feb. 7-8: 6900 block of NW Dorothy Economic Development Council, said St. an unwelcomed resiliency test last
refrigerator was stolen – and as far east as St. – dishwasher, stove, microwave Lucie has likely found its normal employ- year – Hurricane Irma. When the storm
NW Dorothy Street, east of Selvitz Road ment picture for now. marched through the Florida Peninsu-
and north of Airoso Boulevard. Feb. 7-8: 300 block of SW Tulip Blvd. la in early September, many feared it
– paint gun “The economy is good,” he said. “Em- would leave unemployment in its wake.
While they continue to investigate, po- ployers in most of the major industry As things turned out, employment in St.
lice encourage residents to keep a sharp Feb. 14-15: 1700 block of Apache Ave. sectors are still hiring. People have dis- Lucie dropped from 5 percent to 4.2 per-
eye on nearby home construction sites as – 30 boxes of floor tile posable incomes. There’s reasonably high cent not seasonally adjusted from August
well as offer tips to home builders to se- (consumer) confidence.” to September. It held steady at 4.2 percent
cure their worksites. Feb. 23-24: 2300 block of SW Savona from September to October.
Blvd. – oven/range St. Lucie’s not-seasonally-adjusted un-
The tips are as follows: employment rate dipped below 5 percent Tesch said employers and workers
Assign a supervisor that has sched- Feb. 15-March 1: 1500 block of NW in 2017. That was the first time in about a alike can benefit from the healthy, stable
ules for deliveries and sub-contractors Cataluna Circle – window decade. That was in March last year. The job market. “People are looking to better
that will be on site. unemployment rate stayed below 5 per-
Deliveries of high-dollar items such Feb. 19-March 5: 12000 block of NW cent until June; it inched over the 5 per- CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
as appliances should be delivered after the McGregor Lane – refrigerator cent mark during the summer, which is
home is securable.
Tools should be inventoried and se- Those who suspect their residential con-
rial numbers should be logged to assist in struction site has suffered a theft or those
investigations of theft. who might have information regarding
Large residential communities un- any of the known thefts are encouraged to
contact the Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
ment by calling 772-871-5000 or remain
anonymous and call Crime Stoppers 800-
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Sound decision: Council OKs buffer against traffic noise
Cheryl BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent this,” Mayor Greg Oravec said during the plained that traffic sounds increased dra-
meeting. matically. Both involved removing trees
Welcome Back To Paradise, Members of the Port St. Lucie City that those residents said were acting as
Snowbirds! Council got an earful from St. Lucie West The council approved a plan to spend sound diffusers. The city approved both
residents about traffic noise after two re- $120,000 from the city’s tree preservation projects, and the district paid it $201,000
New Client Specials cent stormwater projects cleared old trees fund to do the replacement tree planting. for upland woods mitigation for the Basin
from along the Ronald Reagan Turnpike. The St. Lucie West Services District will 4E-5 project.
At a special meeting on Monday, the Council member Stephanie Morgan
council unanimously approved a plan to re- After the St. Lucie West Services Dis- said in hindsight it’s reasonable to ask
place some of that vegetative sound barrier. trict’s recent Basin 4E-5 Interconnect why so much vegetation was cleared while
It also urged city staff to consider potential Project and Lake Harvey Stormwater Stor- adding stormwater drainage to St. Lucie
traffic-noise effects of future projects. age Project cleared trees north of St. Lucie West Boulevard. “It bothers me something
West Boulevard, many residents com-
“I’m wholeheartedly in support of
Touch Up 35$ 00 JOBS REPORT along with others, is hosting an upcoming interviews with workers. Those that are
Reg. $5500 job fair. able to work and report not having jobs,
(includes Style) CONTINUED FROM PAGE A11 but looked for employment in the previ-
“We’re going to have a manufacturing ous 30 days, are counted as unemployed.
55Permanent $ 00 themselves and their jobs by finding better job fair in Fort Pierce on April 7,” Tesch Discouraged workers – those who are
job opportunities,” Tesch said. said. That event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at able to work and want jobs but have
Wave Special Reg. $7500 Percy Peek Gym, 2902 Avenue D. Registra- not sought employment in the previous
Additionally, he said employers are in- tion is at www.careersourcerc.com. 30 days – are not counted in the unem-
New Clients Only creasingly turning toward creating job ployment figure. Many call this “shadow
pipelines from area high schools and col- Florida’s unemployment rate held unemployment,” and it’s inherently dif-
Hair Trends leges. steady at 3.9 percent seasonally adjusted ficult to track due to variations for why
from December to January. That was down people don’t seek jobs.
Salon - 398.8300 “Just last week, we had a health expo from 4.6 percent the January before. The
Cheryl - 359.9261 and career fair for St. Lucie County and national seasonally-adjusted unemploy- The nation’s labor force participa-
Martin County high school students in- ment rate in January was 4.1 percent. tion rate in January was 62.7 percent,
1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. terested in healthcare as a career choice,” unchanged from the previous three
Port St. Lucie Tesch said. The national and state unemploy- months.
ment rates are calculated using a variety
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was removed that I don’t think should have “I can tell you it’s a tremendous increase ings along Northwest Pleasant Grove Way averaged about 55 decibels during the
been removed at that depth,” she said. in noise over what it was before.” Carvel- in Magnolia Lakes, which runs parallel to daytime. That’s about the volume of an in-
li said at the meeting. “We have to put a Northwest Cashmere Boulevard. The dis- door conversation.
John Carvelli represents St. Lucie West little more thought into (development trict hadn’t done any readings before the
on the council. He lives in one of the af- plans) beforehand, so something like this Basin 4E-5 work to compare results, and The replacement planting the coun-
fected neighborhoods — Magnolia Lakes. doesn’t happen again.” the Lake Harvey project was completed cil approved will be along the turnpike
In previous interviews, he said other af- since the readings were taken. Sounds north of St. Lucie West Boulevard. At press
fected neighborhoods are the Palms (of St. After resident complaints started last from the turnpike, according to the study, time, the project’s start time had not been
Lucie West) and King’s Isle. year, the services district did sound read- scheduled.
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Mind-body therapies may be prescription for pain relief
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent results. “The types of therapies discussed in From left, sibly integrated into standard medical care
the Utah study can elicit profound change,” Beth Myers, as useful adjuncts to pain management.”
Research conducted at the University of she says. “They work within the laws of na- Jill Jaynes and
Utah Hospital concluded that mind-body ture to put the body back into balance, alle- Melissa Veaudry. Hypnotic suggestion, also called hyp-
therapies can be as effective in alleviating viating pain.” notherapy, works by helping people be-
acute pain as prescription painkillers. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE come more aware of sensations in their
This study, which was published in the body, including the perception of pain.
Over the course of a year, 244 hospital Journal of General Internal Medicine, is the Eric Garland, lead author of the study and This awareness may help them to learn to
patients who reported unmanageable pain first to compare the effects of mindfulness director of the University of Utah’s Center regulate the nervous system function that
resulting from an illness, disease or surgi- and hypnosis on acute pain in a hospital on Mindfulness and Integrative Health In- causes those sensations. Jaynes says “hyp-
cal procedure were randomly assigned to setting. tervention Development, says, “It was re- notherapy and other mind-body therapies
participate in a brief session in one of three ally exciting and quite amazing to see such are curative, as they give patients the tools
methods: mindfulness, hypnotic suggestion dramatic results from a single mind-body to deal with their pain.”
or pain-coping education. These sessions session. Given our nation’s current opioid
were conducted by hospital social workers epidemic, the implications of this study are Mindfulness, which has its origins in Bud-
who were trained in each method. potentially huge. These brief mind-body dhist and Vedantic practices, is intended to
therapies could be cost-effectively and fea- help people develop the skill of paying at-
After participating in only one 15-min- tention to their inner and outer experiences.
ute session, patients reported an immedi- While it may sound counterintuitive, actual-
ate decrease in pain levels similar to what ly paying attention to our pain with objectiv-
is expected from an opioid painkiller. The ity and curiosity, rather than resisting it and
most dramatic reduction in pain – 29 per- focusing on how badly we want it to stop,
cent – was seen in the patients who partic- reduces its impact. The recent study out of
ipated in hypnotic suggestion. Mindfulness Utah clearly showed this to be the case for
sessions resulted in a 23 percent pain reduc- acute pain; past studies have shown it also
tion, while pain-coping education lagged far to be effective in the reduction of chronic
behind, at 9 percent. All three methods re- pain.
duced patients’ anxiety and increased their
feelings of relaxation. “Thought suppression” can also be con-
trolled by mindfulness; it’s a phenomenon
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Integrated Medicine in Vero Beach, is a doc- try not thinking of a white elephant and you
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suppress our thoughts of pain only makes professionals are now more open and recep- Can Be Found
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control, which worsens the pain.
Garland and his research team plan to
When the thoughts are allowed and ex- continue studying mind-body therapies
amined calmly they then tend to lose their as non-opioid means of alleviating pain by
frightening intensity and dissipate. conducting a national study with thousands
of patients in dozens of hospitals.
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FOR A HEALTHIER MEAL, HERE’S SOME COACHING ON POACHING
BY CASEY SEIDENBERG | The Washington Post ter, as hearty as a broth or even an Poached foods have earned the repu- poaching in bone broth. I also love
oil. An acid such as wine, lemon tation of being diet foods because when this technique because it results in
As has happened before, my family is juice or vinegar is usually added poached in water, there isn’t any added fat. great-tasting, moisture-filled foods.
feeling uninspired by our regular week- to the poaching liquid to help the We know that certain fats such as olive oil
night dinners. While stuck in past ruts, we protein set quickly. To add flavor, are good for us, but many other cooking Because eggs are such a great way
experimented with sheet pan dinners until include a mix of herbs, garlic and techniques use less healthful fats and oils, to add protein to any dish, we have
our favorites shook out. We mastered the peppercorns, and if you want to or too much fat during the cooking process. been topping salads, grain bowls
perfect rice bowl and conquered the slow be an overachieving poacher, add I poach so I can limit unhealthful fats or such as pasta, soups and toast with
cooker, taking a handful of new recipes for onion, celery and carrot. Fruits are incorporate healthful ones such as when poached eggs.
our own. Is there yet another cooking tech- usually poached in wine and water,
nique that could reinspire our weeknight with aromatic spices such as cloves How I poach eggs
meals? and cinnamon. The fresher the egg, the better it
will poach. Older eggs often pro-
Yes, there is. It is a technique that is as old Foods do not brown when they duce “legs” or strings from the egg
as the ages, one that requires few dishes, are poached, so the finished prod- white. To poach more than one egg
no equipment other than a stove, and is as uct will be very pale and uniform at a time, be sure your pan is large
healthy as can be. in color. This can be quite pretty enough to accommodate them.
in some cases – the pure white and Crack each egg into its own mea-
What exactly is poaching? bright yellow egg or the stark white suring cup, and increase the cook-
To poach is to slowly simmer food in liq- chicken breast in a chicken sal- ing time by 30 seconds for each ad-
uid until it is cooked. It is a very gentle and ad – but a poached white fish may ditional egg you add.
gradual way to cook, fitting for delicate appear less appealing than the one ● Combine 3 inches of water
foods such as eggs, fish and fruit. Poaching that is golden brown from the oven. and a splash of distilled white vine-
allows the protein in the food to cook with- gar in a saucepan, over medium-low
out losing moisture. In contrast, if a chick- Why poach? heat, so the liquid reaches a temperature of
en breast were dropped into a pot of boiling Poaching is ideal for foods that are going 170 degrees, or until there are tiny bubbles
water, the protein molecules would quickly to be cooked or used again. I often poach along the bottom of the pan but they are
seize and the moisture would be squeezed chicken ahead of time and then shred it for not rising to the top and breaking.
out. The end result would be a dry, rubbery chicken salad, enchiladas that will be baked ● Crack an egg into a metal or heatproof
piece of meat. Grilled chicken can some- in the oven or an Indian chicken dish that measuring cup. Lower the cup into the wa-
times turn out a bit dry for the same reason; will be cooked on the stove-top. It is conve- ter in the center of the pan. Tip the cup so
the grill is very hot when the chicken lands nient to have the meat already cooked and the egg gently slides into the water.
on it, so moisture is lost. ready to shred when I start dinner. C● ook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the egg
Poaching liquid can be as simple as wa-
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9899 SW Carrotwood Circle in Vitalia in Tradition: 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,126-square-foot home
offered for $349,000 by Tony Reagan, 772-333-0025 of Lang Realty
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LovelyVitalia home has much to recommend it
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist ing along the path to the house adds a wel-
[email protected] coming touch. You enter the home into a
light, airy foyer to the huge living room, a
It’s always nice to feature a House of the spacious 21 feet, 7 inches by 22 feet, 8 inch-
Week home in Vitalia, the 55-plus commu- es. There are sliding doors to the patio, but
nity in Tradition. The houses are beautiful there will be more about the stunning out-
and always have lots of upgrades and high- side later. There is an open feel to the home,
end features. aided by the volume ceilings. The kitchen,
itself a generous 13-by-15-7 is a cook’s de-
This is certainly the case in the house at light, with a huge center island and pendant
9899 SW Carrotwood Circle. It has tremen- lighting, 42-inch cabinets with pullouts,
dous curb appeal from the moment you stainless steel appliances, granite counter-
drive up. There is lovely, lush landscaping
that gives the house privacy and landscap-
SCOTT BARNABY IS NOW Scott Barnaby, PGA tops and a gas range. The latter is not com- in addition to the large walk-in closet in the
WITH THOMAS J. WHITE mon in our area and is really worth noting suite. The master bath has a large frameless
[email protected] as many people prefer gas cooking. There is shower, double vanities and plenty of space
COLDWELL BANKER a breakfast/snack bar with seating and you for the lady and gentlemen of the house to
Give Scott a call and let him find 917-797-3304 can easily imagine friends chatting while get ready without getting in each other’s
you put the finishing touches on a meal.
your perfect home or sell There is also a dining area with views of the
the one you have! outdoors.
We never stop moving® The master suite has a number of special
features. The bedroom is 13-4-by-16-7 and
Thomas J. White Realty has a huge window with splendid view of
the outdoors. There is crown molding, but
the crown for me is a wall of closets. That’s
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A solid week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 16 single-family resi-
dences and lots change hands from March 12-16 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 11719 SW Apple Blossom Trail. First listed in Octo-
ber for $550,000, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,015-square-foot house sold for $499,900 on
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 7691 Wexford Way. First listed in December for
$524,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,153-square-foot abode sold for $483,500 on March 14.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11719 SW APPLE BLOSSOM TRAIL 10/12/2017 $550,000 3/16/2018 $483,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7691 WEXFORD WAY 12/4/2017 $524,900 3/14/2018 $427,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 812 SW SAINT JULIEN COURT 2/18/2018 $429,900 3/13/2018 $332,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9773 SW CHESTWOOD AVENUE 12/30/2017 $345,000 3/12/2018 $306,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11945 SW KNIGHTSBRIDGE LANE 1/20/2018 $309,000 3/13/2018 $285,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5633 NW BLUFF COURT 1/25/2018 $299,000 3/14/2018 $283,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5815 NW CHESBORO TERRACE 1/1/2018 $325,000 3/12/2018 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7306 MARSH TERRACE 1/21/2018 $284,900 3/14/2018 $269,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10827 SW CANDLEWOOD ROAD 2/6/2018 $274,900 3/12/2018 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 245 NW LISERON WAY 4/22/2017 $289,900 3/16/2018 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10805 SW DARDANELLE DRIVE 12/10/2017 $209,900 3/13/2018 $197,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 503 NW CASANOVA CIRCLE 1/24/2018 $199,900 3/12/2018 $194,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 625 NW WHITFIELD WAY 1/22/2018 $199,900 3/15/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
7691 Wexford Way, Port Saint Lucie 812 SW Saint Julien Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/4/2017 Listing Date: 2/18/2018
Original Price: $524,900 Original Price: $429,900
Sold: 3/14/2018 Sold: 3/13/2018
Selling Price: $483,500 Selling Price: $427,500
Listing Agent: Donald Baetzold Listing Agent: Rosemary Lichtenfels
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Denise Lazaris Donald Baetzold
Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise Lang Realty
9773 SW Chestwood Avenue, Port Saint Lucie 11945 SW Knightsbridge Lane, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/30/2017 Listing Date: 1/20/2018
Original Price: $345,000 Original Price: $309,000
Sold: 3/12/2018 Sold: 3/13/2018
Selling Price: $332,500 Selling Price: $306,000
Listing Agent: Randy Wisniewski Listing Agent: Diane Buchholz
Selling Agent: RE/MAX of Stuart - Palm City Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Melinda Cann Carmen Matamoros
Cann Realty Keller Williams Realty
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 surrounded by a lagoon and the pool over-
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DANCING, ‘STEP’ BUILDS FOR FUTURE Page 7
RIGHT THIS WAY
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 Step dancing is among the
most exciting, exhilarating
of dance forms, and you’ll get
a triple dose this Friday when
the Sunrise Theatre presents
“StepCrew.” This terrific new
show will definitely kick the dust
up with three heart-pounding
terpsichorean styles: Irish step-
dance, Ottawa Valley stepdance
and tap, delivered by dancers
and musicians – a trio of world-
class fiddlers and a five-piece
ensemble – who come from
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is 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 and $49.
2 Applause magazine calls
“Girls Night: The Musical”
“Desperate Housewives meets
Mamma Mia,” which is as good
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YOUR ‘BIG SHOT’ TO ENJOY BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE SHOW
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer goal is for everyone to leave with a smile on
[email protected] their face, saying, ‘Man, I had a great time.’
Tony Monaco played several musical in- We’re a totally live band, playing our hearts
struments when he was young, but he didn’t out. The audience will sing. It’s corny, but
discover the music that would become his the main thing we want is feeling the love.
passion until he was in his 20s. “People really adore Billy Joel. He has a
“I was trying to be a rock star,” he said. deep fan base and people are willing to im-
“I was listening to Emerson, Lake & Palmer merse themselves in it. That’s our cue we’re
and Chick Corea. I had a manager and he doing something right. We’re asking people
suggested I listen to the singer-songwriters to spend their hard-earned money to hear
like Billy Joel and Elton John. I said, the guy someone other than Billy Joel play his mu-
who sang ‘Piano Man?’ It was 1976 and my sic. If we can provide it in a way that makes
familiarity with them was minimal. When I it enjoyable, and they enjoy it, then we have
bought Billy’s albums, it was the beginning a ball. Energy begets energy. The vibe makes
of a love affair that’s never waned. He hit a the band go even farther.”
nerve with me.” For Monaco, part of the reason he loves
Monaco and his band the Turnstiles return Joel is his genius with lyrics.
to Stuart’s Lyric Theatre for the fourth year in “As an aspiring songwriter, it’s his ability
a row on March 31 with “A New York State of to turn a line,” Monaco said. “He’s a brilliant
Mind,” a Tribute to Billy Joel. man. You listen to him talk and he’s a student
“I never thought of a tribute band,” Mo- of world and American history and he’s clever
naco said. “I thought that was like being an Tony Monaco and funny. He writes about what he sees, and
Elvis impersonator. I realized you could play and the Turnstiles a lot of it is what we see. He’s writing poetry.
the music because you love it and you don’t return to the Lyric There’s a certain street smart and street sense
have to be an impersonator.” Theatre March 31. in his persona that helps him turn phrases in
a way we can all identify with.”
Monaco had a tribute band in New York PHOTO COURTESY OF STARBRITE MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
that played Joel’s music, but when he was transferred to eighth year and it’s been one been one heck of a ride.” Perhaps it’s a New York state of mind?
Florida, it fell away. “Old habits die hard and I played in The band does not recreate a specific album or con-
a corporate/wedding band,” he said. cert. “It’s more like a greatest hits selection,” Monaco Tony Monaco and the Turnstiles come to the Lyric The-
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PSL STRING ‘Mamma Mia’ ... what an opportunity!
CONCERTO BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer banana splits. In the 10 years since she left college, she’s
[email protected] eaten a lot of them.
“Mamma Mia” is an international phenomenon. The The role of Sophie is new to her.
jukebox musical, written by British playwright Cather- “I’ve never played this role but I love this story and I’m
ine Johnson, is based on the music of the Swedish group excited about the mother-daughter dynamic that’s the
In a very demand- ABBA. The title, of course, comes from one of their me- core of the show,” she said. “It’s always a little tumultu-
ing competition be- ga-hits, and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, who ous, but there’s mutual respect. I can’t wait to get started
fore three judges who wrote ABBA’s songs, were involved in the show’s on this relationship. When I did ‘Sister Act,’ I’d never
are highly accom- development. been in a show where the audience had such a
plished professional The show tells the tale of a mother, Donna, huge reaction. I can’t wait to see the audience
musicians not affil- her daughter, Sophie, and Sophie’s three pos- reaction to this show. I’m sure they’ll be ap-
iated with the orga- sible fathers. The daughter is just about to plauding and wanting more.”
nization, string bass get married in the Greek isles and she wants Giknis recapped the story but agreed that
performer Shane Sav- to find her father to walk her down the aisle. telling too much would be a spoiler. She is
age of Port St. Lucie Sophie invites three men from her mother’s fan of the music and said her favorite song
played his way to the past to the island they last visited 20 years in the show is “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.”
top to become the ago, in the hopes that she will be able to tell “It’s quite catchy,” she said. “You can’t help
Treasure Coast Youth which one is her father. Telling more of the but shake your shoulders. All of ABBA’s music
Symphony’s 2018 Concerto Competition Winner. Savage, 17, story will give it away. Laura Giknis. is like that. I hope their fans will come to the
Laura Giknis plays Sophie in the Riverside show.”
who performs on violin, cello, piano and other instruments,
will receive a cash prize and now has the opportunity to Theatre’s upcoming production of the hit April 10- Giknis will play Sophie for the Riverside run and
perform the Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto with the 29. It is a co-production of the Riverside and the Walnut then take it to Philadelphia to the Walnut for the summer.
orchestra in its spring concert, Princess Dreams. Street Theatre in Philadelphia. This is her third produc- “It couldn’t get any better,” she said. “I leave the harsh
Concert venues are Stuart’s Lyric Theatre on Monday, tion at the Riverside, where she appeared in “Grease” as winter in March for Florida and the go back to Philadel-
April 16; the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State Sandy” and in “Sister Act” as Sister Mary Robert. phia to the warm.”
College in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, April 23; “I was so excited when I got the offer,” she said. “I was What’s next isn’t clear, but she’s worked pretty consis-
and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tequesta on in my cabin on the (cruise ship) Disney Wonder, playing tently for 10 years, which is no mean feat for an actor. She
Monday, April 30. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for Anna in ‘Frozen: The Musical.’ I kept it cool, but when I considers herself blessed. You’ll call her talented.
the upcoming concert for the Lyric Theatre performance hung up the phone, I screamed. It never gets old, working
are $20 adults/$15 students. Contact the Lyric Theatre at with the Riverside and Walnut.” “Mamma Mia” comes to the Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riv-
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Collections matter: VBMA curator builds for the future
Danielle Johnson. BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist ery regarding a work in MoMA’s collection. the context of a museum collection. That
Magritte’s 1935 painting, “The Portrait,” “usefulness” changes over time, with every
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Late last month a Coffee with the Cura- was found by conservators to have been new generation of caretakers, researchers,
tor lecture by Vero Beach Museum of Art painted over a piece of canvas that once presenters and audience members that in-
curator Danielle Johnson was presented was part of a larger (and presumably lost) teract with it.
by the Gallery at Windsor in the planned Magritte titled “The Enchanted Pose.”
community’s clubhouse lounge. Subtitled When it concerns a living artist’s work,
“Building a Collection: Contemporary Art The subject of “The Enchanted Pose” a contemporary art museum’s acquisition
at MoMA and VBMA,” Johnson’s lecture was a pair of identical nudes, placed left choice will reflect current trends and ideas
spoke to her past experience as a curatori- and right on the canvas in identical poses. in the art world as well as the museum’s
al assistant at the Museum of Modern Art “The Portrait” at first glance depicts a table trust in the artist’s potential. As the ac-
in New York and her ideas about the future setting for one, facing the viewer. It takes quisition ages and the museum’s staff and
of the Vero museum collection. only a moment to notice that the slice of audience change, the artwork may come
ham before us is looking back: there is an to have meaning as a mile marker in the
Johnson is a 2012 Ph.D. graduate in Art unblinking eye at its center. artist’s development; later still it may be
History from New York University’s Insti- researched and exhibited as a historic arti-
tute of Fine Arts; her dissertation was “Sal- As a scholar and art historian, John- fact of the society that produced it.
vador Dalí and René Magritte, 1928-1938.” son was interested to learn that the older
Her undergraduate degree, in art history painting, which had received critical no- As Magritte’s “The Portrait” illustrates,
and French, was taken at Colgate Universi- tice before its disappearance in 1932, had even a well-known work whose meaning
ty. She has held adjunct teaching positions simply been cut into quarters by Magritte has evolved over the years can still hold
at City University of New York Graduate for reuse; three paintings by him in oth- surprises 80 years after its creation.
Center, New York University and Hunter er collections were subsequently found
College. to have been painted over the remaining According to Johnson, a collecting mu-
fragments. seum’s priority is “building a collection for
For four years starting in 2011, Johnson the future.”
worked as a curatorial assistant in MoMA’s Johnson related the story of the lost and
Department of Painting and Sculpture. found painting to illustrate the importance Johnson, whose current title is Cura-
Her research for the exhibition “Magritte: of the museum in collecting and preserv- tor of Modern and Contemporary Art,
The Mystery of the Ordinary” exposed her ing art for the future. MoMA’s acquisition acknowledges that the VBMA has tended
to René Magritte masterpieces from col- of the painting (it was a 1956 gift from the toward the collection of early 20th centu-
lections worldwide. collection of Surrealist painter Kay Sage) ry American paintings. Not to worry; she
revealed for Johnson the “usefulness,” – envisions the continued collection of that
In researching the works in that show, i.e. meaning – that an artwork can have in material, even though its artists – many
Johnson was party to an exciting discov-
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MARCH 16 VBMA CURATOR MoMA collected some of the installation’s
— smaller auxiliary figures, which were rec-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6 reated in long-lasting resin.
2018 of whom were born in the 19th century – Closer to home, Johnson is intrigued by
have long since departed this vale. the work of Miami’s Edouard Duval-Car-
Annual rié. Paintings by him that have caught her
Juried She also anticipates adding more con- eye address the revolutionary history and
Photography temporary art to the museum’s collec- current hardships of Duval-Carrié’s native
Exhibition tions, especially the work of living artists. Haiti.
That includes artists near the beginning of
Photo Credits - Past Entries: Painted Bunting by Walter Veasey, their careers, as well as underrepresented Acquiring the work of living artists is
Kept, Kept Safe by Larry Lovotny, Little Sister by Barbara DuPont, groups of artists, such as women and art- paramount to building a collection that
Foundation by Erika Masterson, Framed by Nature by Charlie Newman, ists of color. looks to the future, Johnson says.
Through the Eye of the CameraPeople’s Choice Award Winner - Tannery in Fez, by Linda Leonard. Johnson mentioned the works of sev- “If you don’t collect at the moment, you
eral living artists, represented in MoMA’s have to fill in the gaps (in the collection)
A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM & GALLERY collection, that she would not mind seeing later,” she cautioned.
represented here, including Howardena
500 N. Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Pindell. Johnson notes that MoMA’s relation-
772.465.0630 www.BackusMuseum.com ship with a young Jasper Johns led to its
Now 75 years old, Pindell studied paint- acquisition of “Target with Four Faces”
ing at Boston University and Yale Univer- when Johns was still in his 20s. Today there
sity. In 1967 she took a job in the print de- are more than 350 works by Johns in the
partment at MoMA, which she left a dozen MoMA collection: paintings, sculpture and
years later to pursue her career as an artist prints from every stage in that artist’s long
and teacher. Her non-objective work of career.
the 1970s was created in part by collaging
punched paper dots onto paper or canvas. Another artist Johnson selected for
In her most recent work, Pindell collages comment was veteran sculptor Lynda
words, phrases and photo imagery onto Benglis, whose 2015 exhibition at Storm
canvas to address social issues that include King Art Center featured water-inspired
homelessness, sexism and xenophobia. abstractions. In an outdoor grouping from
Benglis’ 2014 “Pink Ladies” series, water
Johnson also admires the work of spilled from the tops of a trio of fuchsia
mid-career artist Kara Walker. Her 2014 red, polyurethane sculptures into a pool
installation (short title: “The Marvelous below. Each sculpture was composed of
Sugar Baby”) in a defunct Brooklyn sugar several funnel-shaped cones, with the nar-
refinery included a huge, sphinxlike fig- row end of each inserted into the broad
ure sculpted using tons of refined sugar. top of the next. The tallest sculpture of the
three was a little over 9 feet high.
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Unique sanctuary sights await ‘Chimpathon’ runners
BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent The Save the Chimps ‘Chimpathon’ will afford runners an up-close look at the famous sanctuary. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKA ROBERTS
Runners will soon have the chance of a surgeries. “All of our residents were rescued that these are wild animals and not pets. Save the Chimps sanctuary is not open
lifetime to race through the world’s largest from labs or retired from the entertainment We have a strict no-touch policy. Remem- to the public, so the Chimpathon provides
sanctuary for rescued chimps. industry,” explained Naranjo. “When they ber they weigh an average of 150 pounds one of the few opportunities to visit. So,
come here we introduce them to different and they are 7-10 times stronger than we lace up those running shoes, put a camera
The 4th annual Save the Chimps 16k families and see where they fit in. Each one are. They can be very volatile, so all interac- in your pocket and run with the chimps to
Chimpathon will be held on Sunday, April has a unique personality, so they don’t al- tion is done a safe distance.” Save a Chimp!
15. The one-of-a-kind course starts and ways get along. We place them where they
ends at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds are welcomed as a member of the family.” The 16k Chimpathon is one of Save the
and takes runners up a three-story pedes- Chimps’ top fundraisers and 100 percent
trian ramp, to an aerial sidewalk (affec- Chimps are free to roam their island and of the money raised goes directly to sup-
tionately called the bridge to nowhere by sheltered annex 24 hours a day. They are port the residents. “It takes a lot of cash and
locals) and back down to the Okeechobee fed three meals a day and healthy salad is donations just to feed the chimps,” said
Bike Path on the other side. The panoram- thrown about their island so they can for- Naranjo with a laugh. “We go through 1,300
ic views of Florida’s citrus fields are simply age for snacks at will. A staff of 55 and an bananas each and every day. It costs about
breathtaking. From there they run along army of volunteers work tirelessly to care $30 per day or $1,600 per year per chimp.
South Header Road until they reach the for their cherished guests. “We are here to That’s actually why our race is an unusual
entrance to Save the Chimps – and that’s serve them,” continued Naranjo. “These 16k distance. It represents the $1,600 a year
where the real fun begins. beautiful creatures have 98.6 percent of the it costs to feed one of our residents each
same DNA we do so there is a very strong year. And that’s not even counting the sup-
Most runners forget about their race connection. Make no mistake, however, port, maintenance and veterinarian costs.”
times and slow down to take in all the sights
and sounds of the resident chimps playing
on their private islands and cheering their
visitors on. The 1.5-mile loop through the
sanctuary wends its way through the 12-is-
land retirement paradise that these res-
cued primates call home. Curious chimps
will climb up on posts or perch on top of
their jungle gyms to get a better view. Oth-
ers will hoot and holler to attract attention.
“We’ve seen past runners literally stop in
their tracks and cry, saying they can feel the
love,” said Monica Naranjo, volunteer and
outreach coordinator at Save the Chimps.
“There’s simply no other race like it in the
The 150-acre sanctuary is divided into
12 3.5-acre islands that house families of
up to 26 chimps rescued from research
facilities and the entertainment industry.
Currently 245 chimps live out their gold-
en years roaming grassy hills, climbing
wooden structures, relaxing under palms
and bamboo, and basking in the sun. It’s
a sharp contrast to the life they lived in
biomedical research and space labs where
they endured a solitary life in 5x5x7-foot
cages subjected to experimental tests and
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Bonz all Jazz-ed up after meeting this black Lab
“Cool Kibbles,” I thought to myself. At first I was real shy
“Ahoy, everyone! Request permission to
come aboard.” an app-ree-HEN-sive,
Hi Dog Buddies! They laughed. “Granted, Mr. B.,” Jas- but Capt. Dad an Mom
mine giggled. Durin’ the innerview, Jas-
A coupla weeks back I got a woofmail mine, Jack an Flint kept givin’ my assis- an Jack an Flint all un-
from a black Lab rescue pooch, Jasmine tant frenly nose bumps. Most retrievers,
Bowden, who lives over on the beach with I’ve observed, keep their puppy joyfulness nerstood, an they were
two black retriever step-brothers an their their whole lives.
Mom an Dad. She wondered whether I’d real patient. So, finally,
be innersted in doin’ an innerview. “I’m eager to hear your story, Princess
Jasmine.” the Florida Lab Res-
“Well, SURE,” I woofmailed back.
Three waggy an sociable pooches were “You may call me Jazz. Jack an Flint cue people decided
at the door to greet my assistant an me. I were already here when I arrived. Capt.
spotted Jasmine right away. She was real Dad had always had three pooches, but, we were com-PAT-ub-
(real) pretty, very graceful, smaller than about 5 years ago they were down to two,
her brothers (big, handsome poocheroos). so him an Mom were lookin’ on the Inner- ble, and I got a Forever
After the Wag-an-Sniffs, Jasmine said, “It’s net for a Girl Lab. They got all signed up
just lovely to meet you, Mr. B. This is our with Florida Lab Rescue – went through Famly.”
Mom, Stuart, an our Dad, Lee. He’s a sea a long process to be sure they’d be good
captain. We call him Capt. Dad. And these Pet Parents. Finally they got a call about a “That’s a wonder-
two sea dogs are my big brothers. They’re Puppy Possibility: ME, of course. I was just
PIE-rats! Capt. Jack Sparrow’s a total Lab, a fuzzball puppy, an was livin’ in a liddle ful story, Jazz!” I ex-
with Papers, but he was raised by Chesa- crate for, like, 12 hours a day, which was
peake Bay retrievers so he thinks he’s part NO FUN. I was Very Depressed. claimed.
Chessie, especially near water. Capt. Flint,
the big guy with the long, curly coat, he’s a “Soggy Dog Biscuits!” I sympathized. “When I first got
rescue like me. He’s part Flat Coat Retriev- “Totes! So Capt. Dad an Mom came to
er an part Burmese Mountain Dog. I think visit an see if we were MFEO …” home, I didn’t know
he looks very majestic! An I’m Princess “Um, what’s, MFEO?”
Jasmine, Leader of the Crew.” “Meant For Each Other, of course,” how to play. (I KNOW!
she said. “Anyway, Jack an Flint hadda be
there, too, to make sure we’d all get along. How weird is that?) But
then Jack started nosin’
a tennis ball around,
an pretty soon I was
Playin’! With him.”
“That’s true,” Jack
interjected. “After a
while, your personality
totally changed, didn’t
it, Jazz?” Jasmine.
“Sure did. That’s
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when I became Lead-
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Flint told me us Labs LOVE to play in the Handsome Capt. Flint is crushin’ on Lexie,
a cool mix we see at the Dog Park.”
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! water. I couldn’t see the fun in splashin’
Flint, who’d been snoozing,’ raised his
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm around in my water dish, makin’ a mess, head, winked at me and said “Humpff!”
but then – they showed me the POOL. “I know you all came from different
places. Do you enjoy travelin’?”
Capt. Dad gently coaxed me off the stairs
“We LOVE ridin’ in the way back seat of
into the water, an I tried to do what Jack Capt. Dad’s big ol’ Jeep. But when him an
Mom go onna big trip, WE get to go to a
an Flint were doin.’ It looked easy, but the reSORT!”
more I paddled like crazy with my front “Say what?”
“It’s Maximum Cool Dog Biscuits! It’s
paws, the more my caboose sunk like a wa-ay out in the Boonies on the Adams
Ranch. We get our own 3-bed suite so we
rock. Finally, after a few snoot-fulls of wa- can be together. There’s a TV and a pick-
shur window so we can look out at the
ter, I learned how to balance. Now I LOVE horses an stuff, an a dog door so we can
go outside an play. It’s totally PAWSOME
swimming.’ isn’t it, guys?”
“Totally!” said Jack.
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 “Almost every day, at 4:30 On The Nose, “Pooch Perfect!” agreed Flint.
Heading home, I was pickshuring Jazz,
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HIBISCUS CHILDREN’S CENTER TABS NEW PRESIDENT/CEO
Hibiscus Children’s Center announced munity mental health center that operates ADAMH Board, spending 12 years at each momentum, and I look
that Matthew (Matt) D. Markley will become seven clinics in five counties and offers a location. Markley also served eight years on
President/Chief Executive Officer effective continuum of mental health, substance the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Ed- forward to joining and
June 1. In his role, Markley will lead the or- abuse, crisis intervention, and integrated ucation. He is a graduate of the Ohio State
ganization that has provided life-changing primary care services for adults and chil- University and holds a Master’s Degree in working with the team at
services to abused children on the Treasure dren. At SPVMHC, Markley is credited with Health Services Administration from Central
Coast and Okeechobee County for over 30 stabilizing the agency and returning it to Michigan University. Hibiscus as we strength-
years. profitability and leading the introduction en and expand programs Markley.
of programs designed to meet the region’s As a certified behavioral healthcare execu-
Markley will succeed Paul D. Sexton, who evolving mental health needs. Prior to this, tive (CBHE) with over 35 years of experience, aimed at providing op-
announced his plan to retire last October. Markley was executive director of the Paint Markley brings expertise and vast knowledge
Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental of mental health services to Hibiscus. Mark- portunities and hope to the children in
Markley has served as executive direc- Health Services Board (ADAMH) and ex- ley shared, “I have spent my entire career in
tor of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health ecutive director of the Marion/Crawford community mental health and consider it a our care.” Markley is a proponent of trau-
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2009, an $11 million comprehensive com- ma-informed care, which is a vital element
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awesome 78 Craving
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set comedy 9 Tunesmith
about the comet? Jacques as a grenade
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Dogpatch travel option 11 A way to the altar
85 Big name in 12 Fragrant garden university
14 William Abbott, refrigerators plants 85 Imitation of life?
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nuclear reactor perhaps largest island chain
bombing 92 French article 15 Word on many 91 Learn ___
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wristbone 95 React 20 Shinbone 93 Comet’s milieu
appropriately to 21 “Can’t make ___ 95 Humorist-
19 ___ Jima the comet? out of it” (comet-
20 Your things, rather 99 “Life is over gazer’s comment) publisher Bennett
there— 23 ___ anchor (rests) 96 Muse of love
than my things Behind ___” 24 Pigtail, to Pierre
22 COMET (Dickinson) 27 Women poetry
25 Old palindrome, 101 Out of the sack 31 Clangor 97 Opens, as a letter
102 Hear her roar? 32 Sequester 98 Stops
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saw Elba” one’s neck 35 Advertising award stonewalling
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comet query 120 Mil. rank category 44 Insurance giant Hershiser
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THE MOST PROLIFIC ISN’T SLOWING DOWN WEST NORTH EAST
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist QJ963 4 K8752
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The most prolific bridge-book author is David Bird from England, with well over 10 8 6 2 AKJ4 73
100 titles. The monks of St. Titus, led by the egocentric Abbot, are his most famous
In “The Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl” (Master Point Press), the Bozwambi A 10
tribe from the Upper Bhumpopo has qualified for the 2015 Bermuda Bowl in India. The K84
players had learned bridge from missionaries sent there by the Abbot many years ago. Q95
When the Abbot visits the tribe and learns of their success, he insists on being added to
the team. His teammates are Miss Nabooba, Mrs. Okoku, Mbozi and the Witchdoctor; Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
his partner is the Parrot, the tribe’s best player.
The Parrot made this four-spade contract look easy. What did he do after West led the
heart queen? SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Spades Pass Pass Pass
Declarer needed to find trumps splitting 2-1, but he still might have lost one spade and 4 Spades All Pass LEAD:
three diamonds if East got on lead and shifted to a high diamond, West having the ace Q Hearts
hovering over South’s king.
To maximize his chances, the Parrot won the first trick, ruffed his remaining heart on
the board and led a trump. When East played the 10, the Parrot flicked a low spade
onto the table. West won with his queen, but had no winning defense. If he had played
a club, declarer would have drawn the missing trump and claimed 10 tricks: four
spades, one heart, four clubs and the heart ruff. When West, in desperation, shifted to a
diamond, hoping South had only queen-third, the contract made with an overtrick.
The deals are instructive and the prose entertaining — as usual from this author.
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