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10/27/2017 ISSUE 43

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Oh, go take a (free) hike

A4 A10 B2County’s hot on the trails
Can’t ‘shake’ the cops ‘Game’ on at the Barn!

Bank-robbery suspect caught Clue into this one, Holmes fans

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 43 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

Will Civic Center ever meet its potential? A healthy dose of
excitement about
expanded hospital

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer also hope to finally have a comprehensive PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] plan that will outline what the policies are, [email protected]
and readjust the fee structure. plan gets written up, it has triggers for fu-
The Port St. Lucie Civic Center opened in ture conversations. She envisions a plan Hospital officials are anxious-
2008 and for the last nine years, there’s been “We don’t know what’s coming,” Council- that covers the current state of the Civic ly counting down the days – per-
a struggle. What is it? What is it meant to do? woman Jolien Caraballo said of the future Center with a trigger when and if a hotel haps the hours – until the Tradition
What should be in its future? for Civic Center’s development – but she comes to the site. Medical Center’s expansion opens
wants the city to be ready for the potential. to patients on Monday, Oct. 30. The
Next month, the Port St. Lucie City Coun- “Nobody has said that’s just not feasible,” center has been a flurry of activity
cil hopes to put those questions to rest. They She has recommended that whatever City Manager Russ Blackburn said of the these last couple weeks as equip-
ment is installed and staff trains.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
“We are looking forward to
opening the expanded areas of
Tradition Medical Center to begin
serving patients,” said Robert Lord
Jr., president and CEO of Martin

CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

Fly the Whale could help county airport take off PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Big buzz over job creation with
City Electric’s move to Tradition
Fly the Whale is moving into the Treasure Coast
International Airport & Business Park, bringing PHOTO COURTESY OF FLY THE WHALE BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer City Manager Russ Blackburn
the first regularly-scheduled flights in memory to [email protected] said he had his suspicions that
St Lucie County. And jobs. Fly the Whale uses Cessna 208 Amphibian the company looking to move
planes for some of its existing routes. It didn’t have anything to do might be local when Port St. Lucie
John Wiacrak, airport manager, said the charter with Jim Beam or Wild Turkey – made the short list.
flight service is starting small at the Fort Pierce air- “The company has been in business 10 years but everything to do with man-
port. “I think they plan on doing four (scheduled operating in the northeast,” Holden said at a press ufacturing. Project Bourbon was City Electric Supply already
flights) a week to start out with and grow it to more the code name for a site selection does business in St. Lucie West,
than that,” he said. “They have three airplanes at CONTINUED ON PAGE A10 firm hired by Port St. Lucie’s City near First Data Field, at TAMCO.
the airport now.” Electric Supply to find the compa- It operates 200,000 square feet of
ny a new home.
Kurt Holder, director of operations at Fly the CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
Whale, said there are already plans to add two Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., were
more planes. “We will have two land aircraft and among the contenders, according
three amphibious,” he said. to the firm – as was Port St. Lucie.

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CITY ELECTRIC SUPPLY try Tax Refund program due to the high- governments come together to attract and EAGLES
er-than-county-average wages. The county, retain our targeted industries so that we SOAR IN
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 too, is investing in a Job Growth Investment can provide jobs – not just for today – but 5-SET
Grant of $82,500. for the future.” MATCH
manufacturing space divided among five
buildings and has 222 employees. The company will also receive a $1 mil- City Electric Supply plans to break ground Centennial High School
lion offset for infrastructure costs and a on the Tradition facility sometime during senior Ayannah Henry
The company is a family-owned elec- $258,000 reduction in impact fees. the first quarter of 2018. The company is in- works the net against
trical wholesale business that provides vesting nearly $40 million between the con- Martin County High School
personalized service and support for cus- “By providing these types of opportuni- struction of the manufacturing plant on 36 during the District 8-9A
tomers in the residential, commercial and ties to help our existing businesses expand acres and the equipment needed. volleyball semifinal last
industrial marketplace. The company’s and grow with us, it shows that St. Lucie Wednesday. The Centennial
United States network spans 28 states, with County is open for business,” said St. Luc- “St. Lucie County residents represent Eagles stopped the 10-time
over 440 branches. ie County Commission Chair Chris Dza- 90 percent of TAMCO’s existing workers so defending champions in an
dovsky. “It’s always rewarding to see local keeping these jobs here was of paramount epic 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 27-
The relocation to the Tradition Center for 29, 17-15 victory.
Commerce will allow City Electric Supply to
double its building space to 400,000 square PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
feet and hire nearly 50 more employees. By
staying in Port St. Lucie, the original 222 importance,” said Pete Tesch, president
jobs will also stay local. of the Economic Development Council,
which helped put together the incentive
“It’s going to lift up the economy,” Mayor package.
Gregory Oravec said of City Electric Sup-
ply’s decision to move to Tradition. “The potential consolidation and expan-
sion of our facility is very exciting and fo-
The salaries will be higher than the av- cused on the long-term growth of our core
erage wage in Port St. Lucie, bringing more business,” said TAMCO General Manager
money into the community. Frank McShane. “The commitment of our
people over the last 10 years is the key to our
Operating under Project Bourbon, the present success and we are looking forward
City Council and County Commission of- to the positive impact this will have on each
fered the unnamed business a series of eco- team member and their family.” 
nomic incentives.

One such incentive is a city and county
property tax abatement and reduction over
the next 10 years, something voters had ap-
proved.

Also, City Electric Supply is working
to secure a $250,000 grant from the state
through the Qualified Targeted Indus-

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CWOUITNHTY‘CWOOALL’KFSRTEHEEHWIKAELSK CIVIC CENTER Mayor Oravec said he wants an analysis
done to determine why the revenues are
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 not hitting the 50 percent mark.

Oh, take a hike. They’re educational and cient Oaks Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 potential for a hotel. Caraballo also sug- Outstanding issues the City Council
fun. a.m. to 11 a.m. gested a trigger be put in place to have a plans to address include getting signage on
discussion about the potential relocation Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike, im-
“We have one coming up on Halloween, Did you have any idea the county has so of the Civic Center’s recreational amenities proving customer service, and establish-
which I think is a cool one,” said Amanda many close by places to hike? as the center is utilized more and more. ing Civic Center-specific supervision and
Thompson, the county’s senior land stew- maintenance.
ardship and outreach coordinator. “It’s called “(St. Lucie County has) over 10,000 acres The Civic Center is currently home to a
‘Spook-tacular Shapeshifters,’” she added. of preserve land,” Thompson said. “A lot of fitness center, indoor racquetball courts, a Staff also plans to bring back a recom-
people don’t know what we have and what full-court gymnasium, and a game room. mendation for changes to the fee structure.
The “Spook-tacular Shapeshifters Night we’re preserving.” The consultant, in 2015, recommended
Hike” is scheduled – of course – for Oct. 31 Moving those uses out of the center in eliminating non-profit and discounted
at George LeStrange Preserve, from 6 p.m. to That’s just St. Lucie County. That’s not the near future was not supported by the rates. Staff has disagreed with that recom-
8:30 p.m. Hikers will learn about the forest counting the state’s and cities’ parks and pre- Council. “I am dead-set against it,” Mayor mendation, according to Assistant City
sounds that have given humans much mate- serves. “People get to get out in the preserves Gregory Oravec said. “I couldn’t be more Manager David Graham.
rial for fireside ghost stories for eons. and walk around and get to understand why against it.”
– why we preserve it,” Thompson said. Councilman John Carvelli cautioned
“It talks about nocturnal life and some of Vice Mayor Shannon Martin concurred, about allowing discounted rates for
the things we’re scared of,” Thompson said. The hikes are just one way the county is adding, “I don’t think our residents would non-profits, who he said probably want to
helping people see what they’re helping to appreciate that, either.” use the public facility for free.
Turns out there are many predators preserve. The hikes are getting increasingly
stalking the South Florida night. Fortu- popular as people suggest, and the county However, the council did appear willing “Do we want to operate at a loss, a re-
nately, because humans are much bigger adds, new hikes. For example, some hikes to consider the possibility in the future – duced rate?” he asked.
than them, we’re not on many of their din- are geared toward photography, and others if that space would be better used to host
ner menus. “Unless you are 6 inches long, are longer, more for combining nature ther- conventions and other such events. Kathleen McAlpine, the Civic Cen-
you didn’t have anything to worry about (at apy with fitness. ter’s director, told the council that the
night),” Thompson said. Other issues the council plans to tackle non-profits do not expect to use the facili-
“Hikes are a mile or two usually,” Thomp- come November include how to handle ca- ty for free, but would like the bill to be less
The county resumed its annual hikes son said. The fitness hikes are 5 to 10 miles tering at the Civic Center and what the fees expensive.
earlier in October. “We go right until May,” on average. should be for renting space there.
Thompson said. “All the hikes are totally For historic reference, Martin shared
free.” In January the county adds “paddle hikes” An audit of the center in 2015 yielded with the new members of council that pre-
with canoes and kayaks. They’re usually $10. 17 recommendations from the consulting vious leadership at the Civic Center would
Next month the fun keeps going strong. firm hired to perform the audit, Conven- adjust fees based on who exerted influ-
“In November, we have some cool hikes,” Thomson said most hikes are appropriate tional Wisdom. ence.
Thompson said. for people 12 and older, but there are some
On Saturday, Nov. 4, there’ll be the “Howl geared for families with children, too. Among those recommendations was for After a forensic audit and a change of
at the Moon Hike” at Steven J. Fousek Pre- the center to have an “exclusive caterer,” an leadership, she said, that issue has been
serve. Folks will get to watch a moonrise over To find out about upcoming hikes, visit in-house caterer that would provide food resolved.
the preserve’s prairie hammock and maybe www.slchikes.org.  and beverage services.
meet a few curious, brave nocturnal critters, The Port St. Lucie City Council has three
such as raccoons, as they head out for their Having such an arrangement would ex- meetings scheduled next month – Nov. 13,
nights. That’ll also be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. clude other catering companies from pro- 20 and 27; it was not immediately clear
Not a night owl? No problem. Morning viding service and restrict Civic Center pa- at which meeting the Civic Center would
larks will gather at the Indian Hills Recreation trons from choosing their own caterer. again be discussed. 
Area & Preserve at 7 a.m. for a two-hour hike
on Friday, Nov. 10, to hear a different set of It was a recommendation even city staff Correction
animals and insects announcing their days. disagreed with.
Not a morning lark or night owl? No prob- The Oct. 20 edition of St. Lucie
lem. There’ll be the “Sunset Stroll through The City Council was able to scratch one Voice identified the wrong community
the Woods Hike” at D.J. Wilcox Preserve on item off the discussion list – the amount of as having had several home burglaries
Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. money the Civic Center should bring in to in recent weeks. The neighborhood
Then there’ll be the “Hog Wild Hike” at An- help offset its expenses. that had the burglaries is PGA Village
Verano. We apologize for the error
Over the years, the city has aimed for a 50 and will strive to ensure future articles
percent recovery rate, not enough to make about either PGA community are
the Civic Center self-sufficient, but enough correctly identified. 
to help cover its costs. Some years, the Civ-
ic Center brought in as much as 60 percent
of what it spent. Other years, it’s been clos-
er to 50 percent. As of late, though, the rate
of return has been waning.



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The fright stuff: Kids script own ‘Chilling Tales’ at library

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “Once they cycle through the first time, OK, the children learned what Mark children, kindergarten and up. Registra-
they’re starting to get the story,” Bell said. Twain meant when he said, “There is no tion isn’t needed.
The library is many a child’s favorite urge so great as for one man to edit an-
haunt. This Saturday, the children will The children keep taking turns adding other man’s work.” Children seemed a lit- “They just come and show up,” she
weave a haunting tale for the rest of us to subsequent sentences for the adult to tle bent on making the story go different said.
read. write on the board until the story is done. directions. But, Bell said the children had
Bell said each of the gifted writers takes fun at it. Across town on Saturday, the Morning-
“It’s our second year doing it,” Alicia unique talents and perspective into the side Branch Library will have its inaugural
Bell, program specialist, said. collaborative creative project, so it dis- “I think at first the kids were a little un- Teen Tech program staring at 2 p.m. Youths
plays a broad range of insight and prose. sure what to expect,” Bell said. “After we in grades 6 to 12 are welcomed to attend to
From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., library wrote the first couple sentences, there was explore computers and robotics.
staff will help children write a collabo- In other words, it’s fun chaos. Last year excitement in the air.”
rative short story at Chilling Tales II. The “we sort of guided them,” Bell said. “It didn’t The Morningside library is at 2410 SE
children’s story will be displayed at the end up a Halloween story. It got goofy and Bell said the fun, collaborative writing Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
library through November as a part of Na- strange and went all over the place.” project is suited for young elementary
tional Novel Writing Month, also called The Port St. Lucie Branch Library is at
NaNoWriMo. That’s a challenge for folks 180 Prima Vista Blvd. 
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Providing You With Exceptional & Compassionate TRADITION MEDICAL CENTER Along with expanding the ICU and cre-
Care During Your Time Of Need . . . ating the Progressive Care Unit, Tradition
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Medical Center has renovated and expanded
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU.
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES Health, in a prepared statement. “We believe
these additions will be a valuable health care Beth Hawn, corporate director of Mater-
nal Child Nursing, said the expansion will
resource for residents of west Port St. Lucie.” allow for mothers to deliver their babies on
one floor of the hospital and then move to a
The $110 million expansion increases the more comfortable room for the remainder of
their stay.
capacity to 180 beds, including 10 more in
“This will help us tremendously as we
the ICU, and the creation of a 12-bed Pro- were constantly running out of rooms and
we had to frequently send patients to over-
gressive Care Unit, which will help transition flow on another floor,” Hawn said.

patients from ICU to the traditional medi- There have been times when the hospital
has had to reschedule patients coming in for
cal-surgical unit. inductions, she added. “We are so excited for
our team and the fact that we won’t have to
“Due to the positive response from the
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS community and the high volume of patients
seeking care at Tradition Medical Center, we worry if we have enough beds to accommo-
date all of our patients.”
had to expand the hospital’s capacity,” said
Staff has been added to accommodate the
Gina All, assistant vice president and site ad- additional maternity rooms, which have the
same amenities as the labor rooms.
ministrator of Tradition
This is the second of three phases of ex-
Medical Center. pansion at Tradition Medical Center. The
first was completed in December 2016; it
The ICU nurses and included an interventional lab for cardiac
catheterizations, interventional radiology
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IN LOVING MEMORY

LOUISE BAGNELL, 87 Pierre-Lespinasse; and her children, Rodney Treasure Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie Francisque, Dyna Francisque and Fabienne Has Grown to Become
Francisque. Adolphe also leaves to cherish
Louise Bagnell, 87, of Port St. Lucie passed his memory his children, Carine Despinos, Treasure Health!
away Oct. 16, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Ginah Lespinasse, Hansy Lespinasse and
Fort Pierce. Louise was born in Ashland, Ky. Myky Lespinasse; nine grandchildren; and Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
She was a resident of Port St. Lucie for the many other loving family members and we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
past 29 years, coming from Fort Lauderdale. friends.
palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
She retired as an insurance agent in 1997. Adolphe was preceded in death by his better meet the needs of our community.
She was active in the First Church of the wife, Dieudonne Lespinasse.
Nazarene of Fort Pierce for many years. Licensed since 1982.
ROSE HELEN ORELLANA, 62
Survivors include her step-daughter, Sar- Port St. Lucie Treasuring Life | To learn more,
ah Thompson, of Hartford, Conn.; nephews, visit TreasureHealth.org or call 866.999.4550
Mark Atkins and Paul Atkins; niece, Janet Yag- Rose Helen Orellana, 62, of Port St. Luc-
er; and daughter-at-heart, Virginia Hagan. ie passed away Friday, Oct.13, at Tradition
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. Rose was
She was preceded in death by her hus- born in Beaumont, Calif. She had been a
band, Allen Bagnell; brother, Ray Atkins; and resident of Port St. Lucie for the past seven
parents, Bill and Catherine Atkins. years, coming from Swain, N.Y.

ADOLPHE LESPINASSE, 92 She was a member of Christ Fellowship at
Port St. Lucie Tradition in Port St. Lucie.

Adolphe “Cacatte” Lespinasse, 92, of Port Survivors include her loving husband of
St. Lucie departed this life Saturday, Oct. 14. 29 years, Juan Orellana; three sons, Tony
Gonzales, Jesse Orellana and Adrian Orel-
Prior to moving from Haiti to the United lana; one daughter, Venesha “Vinnie” Gon-
States, Adolphe worked for the Haitian De- zales; three sisters, Anthia Andreas, Marie
partment of Health, taught math in Haiti, and her husband Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Ka-
and helped his uncle in Haiti with his inter- tie Morris; two brothers, Boone Morris and
national coffee business. Prior to retirement, Junior Morris; two grandsons, Isaiah and
he worked as a nursing aide in Flushing Elijah.
Manor Nursing Home in Queens, N.Y.

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BANK-ROBBING ‘SHAKY BANDIT’ FLY THE WHALE employ three fulltime pilots and anoth-
CAN’T SHAKE LONG ARM OF LAW er three for part-time work. Additionally,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 it’ll employ five mechanics.
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer last stops, according to police. He is ac-
[email protected] cused of robbing the Chase Bank locat- conference last Friday to announce its “(Airplane and power plant certified,
ed in the 1200 block of SE Port St. Lucie presence at Treasure Coast International. A&P) mechanics are $35, $50 an hour,”
The costume-changing man dubbed Blvd. on Oct. 16 around 5 p.m. Holden said.
the “Shaky Bandit” who held up a bank The company also uses the Cessna
in Port St. Lucie and others around the Less than an hour later, police say 208B Grand Cavern for some flights. It’ll Pilots, he said, make about $80,000 to
state has finally been collared following he hit the Wells Fargo Bank at 2801 SW fly scheduled flights from St. Lucie Coun- $90,000 a year. “We will also need cus-
a chase and a crash on Alligator Alley. High Meadows Avenue, Palm City. ty to Tallahassee and the Bahamas start- tomer-service agents at the Treasure
ing in January, Holden said. Coast airport,” Holden said.
Brandon Venditti, 22, of Weston, Fla., The overall investigation into the
surrendered to authorities, including bank robberies is being led by the Perhaps most importantly to most He figured the company will employ
those from the Collier County Sheriff’s FBI’s South Florida Violent Crimes on the Treasure Coast is the added jobs, three of them at first. It’ll need two dis-
Office, Florida Highway Patrol and the Task Force. The investigation contin- swelling the airport’s already about $115 patchers.
FBI, according to a release from the ues and the FBI asks that anyone with million in annual economic activity.
federal agency. A second person, who additional information regarding any Holden said the company will, at first, “We will be adding a couple people
was not identified, was also arrested. of the burglaries call the agency at 754- to our salesforce,” Holden said. “We’re
703-2000. working on that now.”
No one was injured and no shots
were fired during the arrests. WHERE ‘BANDIT’ STRUCK: PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN

Venditti’s alleged bank-robbing Sept. 27: Citibank in Oakland Park
spree started on Sept. 27 in Oakland Oct. 1: TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale
Park and bounced along the I-95 corri- Oct. 3: Chase Bank in Boynton Beach
dor in South Florida for weeks, ending Oct. 4: Wells Fargo in Margate
Oct. 18 in Collier County. Oct. 6: PNC in Fort Lauderdale and
PNC in Coconut Creek
According to authorities, Venditti Oct. 9: Wells Fargo in Wilton Manors
dressed in different costumes and en- Oct. 10: Chase Bank in Lake Park and
tered the various banks, implied he had Chase Bank in Jupiter
a gun and demanded money from the Oct. 16: Chase Bank in Port St. Lucie
teller. During the exchanges, his hands and Wells Fargo Bank in Palm City. 
would shake, which led to the nick-
name “Shaky Bandit.”

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Fly the Whale is taking off in a robust ing on new positions. The Port St. Lucie acre airport have combined annual pay- panies will follow Fly the Whale’s prog-
labor market. According to the Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is St. rolls of about $50 million. ress in St. Lucie spying for opportunities.
Department of Economic Opportunity, Lucie and Martin counties, added about
St. Lucie County’s unemployment rate in 700 jobs in that sector from September “I think the airport’s value to the com- “We’ve got room – we’ve got so much
September was 4.2 percent, down from 5 2016 to September this year. munity is: No. 1, to be a job center; and physical space that we can accommodate
percent in August and 6.1 percent the pri- (No. 2) to increase the quality of life,” he all kinds of activity,” Wiacrak said. He lat-
or year. Trade, transportation, and utili- The department released its monthly said. “(Fly the Whale) meets both of my er added, “(Fly the Whale) is certainly is
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Bonz digs dogs’ amazing Howl-o-ween costumes

Hi Dog Buddies! at, but I thought it was pretty good advice. Toto. Rusty.
The Sheriff’s K-9 Unit pooches an their
A few times a year, I get to cover a PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD he was prancin’ around, really workin’ it.
pooch-related special uh-VENT. One of human partners did some real impres- Then he admitted, “I didn’t wanna wear
my favorites is the Dogs-for-Life Howl-o- sive demonstrations. Those pooches are “I’m a bug!” she this goofy costume at first, but a buncha
ween Paw-rade, which was this past Satur- uhMAZing, and they’re in Great Shape. It said firmly. I think it was a spider. other pooches have been tellin’ me they
day over at the Dogs-for-Life off-leash park makes me wanna go home and work out. like it, so I’m feelin’ much better.”
and training facility. Dogs-for-Life does a Almost. “I’m not really into dressin’ up, an looks
lotta significant stuff, especially training like you’re not either, Bonz,” said Anda- Shadow Eaker is one of those Ser-
pooches to be Service Dogs for human There were, like, at least a hundred leigh Leroi Bogin, a snazzy little shep- vice Dogs we all admire: a good-lookin’
military veterans – a Very Important Job. pooches wearin’ all kindsa costumes. herd-lookin’ pooch. “I’m an Aussie and I poocheroo, big, sturdy black lab. He was
My pal Sunny Ferger an his Mom, Shelly, I saw pooches dressed up like bees an know how to herd sheep. This is my Mom chillin’ with his Dad, Mark, an his Mom,
are in charge. witches an bats, skeletons, a race horse and Dad, Wenda and Mike.” Lindsey, and Woof! did he have a nifty cos-
with a jockey, that Taco Bell Chihuahua, tume. He wasn’t wearing extra clothes or
So anyway, the 16th Annual Paw-rade a shark, a Jack-O-Lantern. One pooch, When I explained I was, in fact, cleverly a hat or anything. His Mom had painted
was Totally Cool Dog Biscuits! Lotsa hu- her name was Nina, I think, was dressed disguised as a Famous Journalist, Anda- white spots all over his shiny black coat.
mans were there, most of ’em with pooch- as a Chinese acupuncturist. I KNOW! leigh just laughed. I gave her my card. Easy Peasy. “I’m a reverse Dalmatian,” he
es, and some just cuz it’s always a fun time. Right? said. “Am I cool or what?”
There were veterans with their Service “Do you like my witch costume? I’m a
Dogs, too. We all got real serious an stood Two pretty pooch pals, Ivy, a Mini Gol- Tibetan Spaniel. Me an my Mom match. “Totally, Dude!” I said.
still an quiet when some veterans brought dendoodle, an Stella, an English Cream See, I even have green hair an I’m keep- “Mr. Bonzo. Lookit ME. I’m a hot dog.
in the American Flag and everybody said Golden Retriever, were dressed like base- in’ my hat on, too,” said Heidi Turner, all See!” I looked down an there was this lid-
the Pledge. ball umpires, with those black-and-white in one breath. Heidi an her Mom Corina dle bitty fluffy gold-colored pooch wearin’
stripey shirts. I myself came dressed as a were both in purple. Very Cool Kibbles, I a hot dog costume, with mustard, even.
There were drawings an prizes, an a Famous Journalist. told her. “I’m Cookie Travis. I’m a Yorkie-Pom. This
human named Hobo Jim was singing and is my Mom, Wanda. Lookee, see my hair-
playin’ music. He did this one song called This bee-utiful curlee-haired black Chihuahua Chanel Flores was super bows? One’s red for catchup an one’s green
“Why Don’t You Love Me Like My Dog Standard Poodle with legs up to there was cute in her black and yellow Bat Dog cos- for relish!”
Does?” which all the humans were laughin’ rockin’ a stylish red Devil Girl costume. tume, an she even got her humans Nathan Another simple but effective costume
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Lymphedema can be a long – but manageable – fight

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Physical therapist Linda Mitchell with Nurse on Call’s Home Health Director Mary Bussey. At right, Mitchell wraps a patient’s legs. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

Upwards of 10 million Americans suf- Indian River and St. Lucie counties [and] and it has some very impressive friends, too. twice about NOC.
fer from lymphedema, according to Lym- we have a Melbourne office within this re- Dr. Raul Storey, for example, is a Web- “I have worked very closely with Nurse
phatic Education & Research Network. gion. We’re pretty much up and down the
east coast from Broward county north” or MD five star-rated hematologist and on- On Call for five years,” says this highly re-
That’s more than the combined num- essentially the whole Treasure Coast. cologist with Florida Cancer Specialists. spected cancer expert. “I am very pleased
ber of people afflicted with multiple scle- He has offices in both Sebastian and Vero with their services including the way they
rosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS, Parkin- NOC does offer lymphedema massage Beach and you don’t have to ask him help patients who are dealing with the
son’s disease and AIDS.

Worse, lymphedema can strike at any
time of life.

Hundreds of millions of people world-
wide are affected by this condition.

Yet, while the M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center calls lymphedema massage “one
of the vital aspects of helping to manage
lymphedema in home treatment,” those
massage services are simply not available
everywhere.

That’s probably why Linda Marshall
and Mary Bussey at Vero Beach’s Nurse
On Call offices are eager to talk about
what they can do to help those who
struggle with lymphedema’s impact.

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Bussey, NOC’s home health director in
Vero Beach, points out, “This branch serves

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problems that lymphedema can pose.” Hand-in-Hand group lends support to young women with breast cancer
What exactly is lymphedema, what
Early this year, the Robert group to ask questions or dis-
problems does it pose, and why does
massage help? and Carol Weissman Cancer cuss concerns.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Center at Martin Health start- Kerrin Furnare of Palm City
defines lymphedema as “a chronic con-
dition that occurs when the lymphatic ed a support group for wom- received her breast cancer di-
system is damaged or impaired, resulting
in swelling of the limbs or other parts of en age 45 and younger who agnosis last year at the age of 33.
the body. Impairment to the lymphatic
system can occur from congenital abnor- have breast cancer. The group, Like Alvarez, she is grateful for
malities or damage through surgery, radi-
ation, trauma and infection.” called “Hand-in-Hand,” was the emotional support she has

The Mayo Clinic puts it more simply, created to address the differ- found within the group. “Ev-
saying “Lymphedema occurs when your
lymph vessels are unable to adequately ent needs younger women have ery member of our group is in
drain lymph fluid, usually from an arm
or leg.” when experiencing breast can- the same stage of life,” she said.

The lymphatic system is part of the hu- cer diagnosis and treatment. “It’s so helpful to know I’m not
man immune system. It serves the dual
role of carrying nutrition to the body’s in- “We found that younger alone.”
dividual cells while also removing waste
products. It also traps and disposes a women were often facing the Both Marando and Smith say
variety of bacteria, viruses and other for-
eign substances, and destroys them with challenges of raising a family they feel privileged to be able to
white blood cells called lymphocytes.
and/or maintaining a career, facilitate this support group.
Lymphedema is often – but not always
– caused by the removal of, or damage and juggling all of these re- “The strength of these ladies
to, lymph nodes, which are tiny bean-
shaped glands spread throughout the sponsibilities along with breast is remarkable,” said Smith.
body.
cancer treatment,” said Stac- Social worker Stacey Marando, left, and oncology nurse Mary Smith. “Their willingness to open up
This kind or damage to the lymph
nodes often occurs during melanoma, ey Marando, LCSW, a Martin and share very personal experi-
prostate, breast, head, neck or ovarian
cancer surgeries and prevents the body’s Health social worker and one of the sup- months ago. “The support group address- ences with each other, in an effort to help

CONTINUED ON PAGE A18 port group’s facilitators. “We felt it would es the emotional aspect of breast cancer, one another, is something that truly nev-

be beneficial to provide an environment which I think is even harder than the di- er ceases to amaze us.”

where they could share their issues agnosis and treatment,” Alvarez said. “In The Hand-in-Hand support group is

and concerns with other women going our group, the women are so open, sup- open to all women who have been diag-

through similar circumstances.” portive and understanding.” nosed with breast cancer and are age 45 or

Sofia Alvarez of Indiantown was diag- Marando, and her co-facilitator, Mary younger. The group meets the first Tuesday

nosed with breast cancer two years ago Smith, an oncology nurse and breast of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert and

at the age of 30. The mother of two young health navigator at Martin Health, pro- Carol Weissman Cancer Center, 501 E. Os-

girls also juggles family responsibilities vide support and guidance to the group’s ceola Street in Stuart. For more informa-

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A feel-good atmosphere pervaded the Health PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN lymph fluid from draining properly.
& Wellness Experience last Saturday at the Port But as NOC’s Mitchell explains, it’s not
St. Lucie Civic Center. Clockwise from above:
sous chef Michael Walters; Lori Aragona and just cancer surgeries that can lead to this
Kim Ryckman demonstrate yoga while sus- painful swelling of the extremities. “Many
pended in silks with Just Breathe Aerials; and of my patients,” Mitchell points out, de-
Areyah Holligan, Sharon Charles and other stu- veloped lymphedema “after total knee
dents from Virginia College in St. Lucie County replacements or ankle surgeries.” And,
cook up samples for patrons.  since the average age of NOC patients –
according to Bussey – is 79.4 years, falls
and other similar household traumas can
also be a trigger.

Age, however, is less a factor than
many people think. The Lymphatic Ed-
ucation & Research Network points out
that physical trauma is “a major cause of
lymphatic disease among our wounded
war veterans.”

“In the treatment of lymphedema,”
Mitchell explains, “what we do is we try
to counteract what’s happened” by ap-
plying pressure to try to help the fluid get
drain through a different pathway.

But as Mitchell is quick to point out,
not just any masseuse will do for lymph-
edema massage. That, she says, “really
does require a knowledge base [set by the
Academy of Lymphatics] because there
are contraindications and precautions
depending on co-morbidities” the thera-
pist must know about.

Calling on her years of experience,
Mitchell points out, “If the swelling is

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A busy week in the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 18 single-family resi-
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The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the house at 20004 SW Morolo Way. First listed in
May for $503,790, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,181-square-foot home sold for $510,385 on
Oct. 17.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 8617 Tompson Point Road. Originally listed
in September for $525,000, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,712-square-foot home fetched
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 20004 SW MOROLO WAY 5/4/2017 $503,790 10/17/2017 $505,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8617 TOMPSON POINT ROAD 9/14/2017 $525,000 10/16/2017 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9209 SW SHORT CHIP CIRCLE 6/7/2017 $415,000 10/19/2017 $355,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8809 FIRST TEE ROAD 7/20/2017 $359,900 10/16/2017 $325,000
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 738 SW ARUBA BAY 8/10/2017 $289,000 10/16/2017 $280,760
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 1097 NW DEMEDICI ROAD 7/19/2017 $259,990 10/16/2017 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9725 SW ROYAL POINCIANA DRIVE 2/9/2017 $265,000 10/19/2017 $249,690
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10071 SW ROEHAMPTON COURT 7/27/2017 $259,690 10/20/2017 $234,730
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11520 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 10/23/2016 $259,730 10/20/2017 $189,000
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StarStruck’s teen artists plan really cool ‘Cats’ IRSC WILL ‘SHOW’
YOU THE MUSIC ...
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer ing,” she said. “I am in awe, as I am so AND MUCH MORE
[email protected] often, of what my students are accom-
plishing, particularly in the realm of BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
The musical “Cats” is a phenomenon. dance. [email protected]

The Andrew Lloyd Webber show, based on “I’d like to give a shout-out to Rebecca It is always nice when fall comes
Beery, our choreographer. Her work is in- around and the IRSC performing arts
T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practi- credible. To have young people between department gets into gear. If you are
13-17 accomplishing what they are in not aware of the talented students and
cal Cats,” gave the world one of the most dance and having so much fun … I give the excellent program of theater, music
her kudos.” and dance at the college, now is a good
beautiful ballads, “Memory.” time to look into the 2017-2018 season.
Jones said that tickets are going quickly. A nice side benefit is the very reason-
The show opened in 1981 on London’s In other StarStruck news, students will able price of the tickets, running from
stage “Annie” in December and “Pajama $10 for subscription holders to $15 for
West End and on Broadway in 1982. The Game” in April. From Jan. 26-Feb. 4, as non-subscribers.
part of the Professional Series, the Trea-
Broadway production ran for 18 years sure Coast’s own Lorrianna Colozzo and One of the crowd favorites each sea-
New York’s Josh Rhett Noble, along with son is the Variety Concert, featuring the
and, as of 2016, was the fourth-lon- Matt McClure, Jean Ferreira and Michael school’s “Company” singers, under the
Izzolo, will star in Meredith Wilson’s “The direction of Dale Rieth, and the Jazz
gest-running show in Broadway history. Music Man,” a show that is pure fun. Ensemble, headed by John Southall. On
There are a lot of good shows to choose Nov. 2-4, they will present “Show Me the
It a show that has all of the spectacle of from and StarStruck productions are al- Music!” and will celebrate the music
ways crowd-pleasers. Get your tickets early. of classic jazz, pop and Broadway. The
an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, but You’ll leave any of them with a good “Mem- singers will illustrate several of the piec-
ory.” es by choreographed dances.
it also has something to say to the audi-
StarStruck Theatre and Academy will Rieth said that there will be selections
ence. PAHvOaTOMCOaUhRaTnESoY fOFPSoTrAtRSSTtR.ULCuKcTiHeEApToREseANsDaAsCRAuDEmMpY leteazer. present “Cats” Nov.9-12 at the theater, locat- students are familiar with, including
StarStruck Academy and Theatre in ed at 2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. For
ticket information, call 772-283-7787 or or- CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
Stuart will present the musical with 23 of der online at www.starstruckFL.com 

its teen artists Nov. 9-12. Jennifer Jones, the high-schoolers do something

director, spoke recently about the message like that is important in their growth and

this musical sends and why it resonates something they can relate to. People don’t

with her teen audience. necessarily understand the story. We have

“People know that ‘Cats’ is colorful, with worked with our students about telling

incredible costumes and the music is beau- their story and exuding this objective. They

tiful,” she said. “At its core, it’s about accep- make it clear they want to be accepted and

tance. The leader, Old Deuteronomy, is au- chosen. Every human being can relate.”

ditioning each cat for the afterlife or to be Jones noted that while acceptance is an

reborn. Each cat presents its story through underlying message of the show, it’s by no

song and dance. They are showing what means the only reason to come to see it.

they have, baring their souls and personal- “People should also come to see the

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‘SHOW ME THE MUSIC’ Darling.” “There will be solos If you’re looking for a nice
within selections and large-group
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 choreographed piece,” Rieth said. evening’s entertainment, or mu-
“The choreographer is Amanda
works by Meghan Trainor, Paul Simon and Sofia, a former IRSC student in sic for a matinee, check out this
Nat King Cole. There will also be some “teas- the fine arts department who’s
ers.” The big musical this season is the Elton working as a professional in our concert and the upcoming “An
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will be presented Feb. 15-18. Wallace Rah- in other places. The dancing will American Salute to Veterans,” an
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from the show. singing, to enhance the selections.” all-instruments concert Nov. 9-11

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holiday concert to advertise for it,” Rieth Husband” by Trainor, “Love Me Like a Rock”
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COMING UP Council of Martin County’s 27th Annual Ricky Skaggs. Python and the Holy Grail.” The 1975 Brit-
All Florida Juried Arts Show, currently ish absurdist comedy film concerned the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 on exhibit in the historic Martin County 4 Prepare to laugh until you fall over Arthurian legend, and was written and
Court House Cultural Center Gallery in in a heap, when comedy legend John performed by the Monty Python comedy
2 After a delay, courtesy of Hurricane Stuart. Juror Sharon Lee Hart is a pho- Cleese comes to the Kravis Center in West group. Unless you don’t like to laugh, don’t
Irma, country music veteran and tographer and mixed-media artist who Palm this Wednesday for what is billed as, miss your chance to see true “comedy roy-
14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs and and will no doubt be, a truly alty” live on stage. Curtain is 8 p.m.
his band Kentucky Thunder are coming to holds a BFA from Maine College of unforgettable evening of zany,
the Lyric in Stuart this Wednesday. Skaggs Art and an MFA from the Universi- hysterical conversation and 5 A collection of beautiful and imag-
is one of those multi-talented musicians ty of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. audience Q&A. Cleese has po- inative, one-of-a-kind soup tu-
who can play the stuffing out of the man- She maintains a studio in South litely requested that questions reens created by local potters is on dis-
dolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo or mandocaster. Florida, where she is the head of be only of the absurd and ri- play through Nov. 2 at the Vero Beach
(Am I the only one who never heard of a the photography program and an diculous variety, please. His Museum of Art. These exquisite pieces
mandocaster? I looked it up, and it ap- assistant professor of art at Flori- Facebook page states: “John represent a new aspect of the annual
pears to be an electric mandolin.) Skaggs’ da Atlantic University. In selecting Cleese is a tall person who Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, now in its
music covers country from gospel to blue- works for the Martin County show, likes lemurs, coffee and wine. 25th year. The Samaritan Center is an
grass to mainstream, and he’ll be bringing Hart commented that the high quality of He’s also been known to write
them all, including such hits as “Return to work submitted made the task of select- and act a bit.” On Wednesday, inter-faith temporary shel-
ing “only 40-some works out of the pool Cleese plans to talk about his John Cleese. ter for homeless families in
Sender,” “Road to Spencer,” “Sis Draper” of 400 a difficult one.” Hart’s selections life and career, and he says Indian River County, and
and lots more from his long, stellar and tended to be “thought-provoking pieces you “just may finally find out the air-speed its annual Soup Bowl fund-
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Alejo Santa Maria’s art colors the ‘Other Side of Memory’

Carnaval 1864 Saltimbanque Gigantonas Universo sin Sol

BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist by translucent areas of intense pure color; have stepped out of one of the paint- native peoples who remain on reserva-
both are overlaid with significant passages ings in the show. But that’s not all; in the tions in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de San-
The current solo exhibition at Raw of pen and ink drawing. The viewer who southeast corner of the room six verti- ta Marta mountain range. Also influential
Space Gallery in downtown Vero features examines the paintings at length will find cal banners digitally printed with details to his art are the rich cultural objects and
the works of Colombian painter Alejo San- light touches of pencil that appear – like from the paintings hang freely from the sites left behind by the pre-Columbian
ta Maria, whose background is as intrigu- secret messages – among agitated contour ceiling trusses to the floor; a seventh tex- cultures of the Americas.
ing as his art. lines and passionate splashes of pigment. tile print is casually draped over an arm-
chair in the center of the room. Each of Santa Maria’s love for the vibrant natu-
The Colombian artist contacted Silvia The figures that populate Santa Maria’s the photographically-generated banners ral world of Colombia began in childhood.
Medina, curator of exhibitions for Raw compositions are a mix of elemental de- was produced in a small edition. Santa
Space, two years ago because he wanted pictions of the human form inspired by Maria says that he originally intended the As a teenager, he attended secondary
to promote his work in U.S. the ancient petroglyphs of Colombia and banners to be used as decorative throws school at the San José School in Medellín.
more recently of the Southwestern U.S.; or wall hangings; their current installa- Founded by the De La Salle Brothers, a
Santa Maria has shown mainly in Co- the frenzy of Carnival revelers in Latin tion at Raw Space is the first time a group Catholic teaching order, the school boast-
lombia, where he keeps a home and stu- America; and the beings that inhabit the of them have been displayed in a spatial ed “one of the best” natural science mu-
dio on an avocado plantation in Rionegro. mythologies of Colombia’s native peoples. configuration. seums in the country, according the San-
The small city is located in the central ta Maria. It also had Brother Daniel de la
mountain range of the Andes in eastern And then there are the animals – spe- Santa Maria was born in Medellín, Co- Inmaculada, a noted Colombian scientist,
Antioquia, a governmental department cifically, the bird-like and lizard-like crea- lombia, to a family attuned to the beauties intellectual and educator, on staff. “Broth-
of Colombia. Apart from his international tures that take center stage in three of the of science and art. Its members included er Daniel’s recount of the latter Cenozoic
travels, the 71-year old artist has spent his paintings on display. “Carnaval 1864” de- his father Roberto, who was “an excellent Era, and those beings that lived on this
life in that ruggedly picturesque region. picts a rainbow-colored animal with a Saul photographer,” says Santa Maria. planet, may have been the start of my exu-
Santa Maria’s record of solo exhibitions Steinberg profile and long spindly legs; berant imagination,” says Santa Maria.
in Colombia goes back to 1973. Examples “Gigantonas” features a bird’s head atop Santa Maria’s extended relations in-
of his work have been included in several a blocky, armless red torso. “Universo sin clude artist Andrés de Santa Maria (1860- Santa Maria entered Medellín’s pres-
group shows in Europe. sol” – perhaps the most memorable work 1945), one of the best-known Colombian tigious EAFIT University in 1967 to study
in the exhibition – is the only painting here painters of his time. Andrés eschewed business administration. His career as a
The show at Raw Space, on view through whose composition holds a lone protago- the banking career that his well-connect- student ended after he spent some time as
this Saturday, features a colorful display of nist. That creature is a stout, hairy abomi- ed father envisioned for him in favor of an exchange student in England.
large, wall-mounted paintings, free-hang- nation with a set of pliers for jaws and four studying art in Paris. Highly influenced by
ing banners, and painted mixed-media overlong legs that terminate in tiny bul- French Impressionism, Andrés de Santa “I made the following reflection: my
sculptures. bous feet. It is shown tottering along in a Maria brought the techniques and subject real passion is in creating and in the world
barren landscape whose acid sky holds a matter of that movement back to Colom- of art. My teachers shall be the museums
Titled “On the Other Side of Memory,” single, strangely segmented form. bia after years of personal success abroad. of Europe, rather than the experience of
Santa Maria’s Raw Space exhibition high- working from an office in the world of
lights paintings from his Carnaval Series. Also on display are a couple of small Unlike Andrés, Alejo Santa Maria’s work business.”
Created in 2014 and 2015, the works are works on paper, along with two figural is primarily influenced by the art and lore
executed on bright white canvases flood- sculptures that look as though they could of his native Colombia, especially of those Raw Space Gallery is at 1795 Old Dixie
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CREEPY CRAWLY FUN AT SAVANNAS’ FALL FESTIVAL

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent to return as many as possible to their habi- PHOTO BY CINDY CHRISTIE So, parents can easily keep track of their
tats. Not all animals can be returned to their little ghosts, goblins, princesses and super-
The Friends of Savannas Preserve State homes and some serve as ambassadors to $2 for children 4 to 12. The preschoolers get heroes in the hubbub that’s expected to at-
Park is partying with the Halloween animals help people learn about our critter neigh- in free of charge. All proceeds benefit the tract about 1,000.
on Saturday. bors. Friends of the Savannas. The park is, and
party, will be at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St. “We’re going to have a film, ‘Toy Story of
“This year we’re going to have a live ani- Halloween merrymakers will also get to Lucie. “Everything except the hay ride will Terror,’” Hamburger said.
mal presentation put on by the Busch Wild- take hay rides into the preserve — a land be in the (Environmental Education Center)
life Sanctuary between 5 and 6 (p.m.),” Su- ruled by alligators, birds of prey, snakes and or porch,” Hamburger said. The 2013 short animated film tells the tale
san Hamburger, volunteer, said. other creatures that scare the willies out of of Bonnie’s toys — including Buzz Lightyear,
us. Of course, wildlife experts will tell you Woody, Jessie and others — finding them-
It’s time for the annual Family Fall Festival humans have little to fear from most of selves at the Sleep Well Motel after the An-
at Savannas Preserve. Of course, Florida has the animals that make for good Halloween dersons break down on a road trip to grand-
plenty in the way of creepy crawly critters frights. Especially humans on hay rides that ma’s. Toys disappear, setting off humorous
to give the bravest a few Halloween spine- make plenty of noise; so, moms and dads, hunts to find each other before any are left
chills. there’s nothing to fear. by accident.

“We were interested in bats and owls.” The Family Fall Festival will kick off at 4 The Friends are bringing back a favorite
Hamburger said. “I don’t know what they’re p.m. and go to 8 p.m. “We’re doing it a little from last year. “A haunted maze that’s in-
going to be bringing, but it’s live animals.” earlier this year, to attract a younger crowd side,” Hamburger said.
of kids,” Hamburger said.
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter is There’s more. “We have spooky crafts the
a not-for-profit that does rehabilitation and The price is $4 for youths and adults, and kids can make,” Hamburger said.
educational programs. It treats about 5,000
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Children are welcomed to go as were-
Theresa Llorente
wolves, vampires or even Florida’s skunk watches from the
ape, the lesser known cousin of sasquatch center as Brian Story
who stalks South Florida with what witness- decorates Lurue Lord
es say is an unmistakable stink. as a participating
Zombie during the
Hamburger said the festival is a good way Zombie Run at Sail-
for families to get acquainted with the 6,800- fish Brewery in Fort
acre state park that features lots of trails. Pierce last Friday. Far
left, Shawna Steck
“We have 15 miles of trails just on the of Port St. Lucie gets
north side of Walton, and about as many on transformed before
the south side,” she said. “We have a canoe joining the Zombie
and kayak launch.” horde in time to chase
runners through the
Hamburger later added, “We have plants Halloween-themed
here that live nowhere else, even in the event. 
county. We have animals that live here that
live nowhere else in the county.” PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN

The Friends ask festivalgoers to refrain
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ask that none carry real ones. Additionally,
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A CHANCE TO HEAR FROM THE HEROES AT IRSC’S VETERANS PANEL

The annual Indian River State College the Veterans Center in the W Building at the port services and friendly space for veter-

Veterans Panel will be held on Thursday, Main Campus in Fort Pierce. These include ans to meet.

Nov. 9, at the Schreiber Conference Center assistance in applying and utilizing VA ed- For more information, contact veter-

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seas. The Meet and Greet will be held from

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the Panel

Discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Har- First course:
vey Arnold, provost of the Pruitt Campus
and a Vietnam veteran, will be the moder- Choice of: Soup of the day,
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The Veterans Panel is one of the college’s

Veterans from conflicts around the world shared their events held during International Education Must be seated by 5:30 pm 7 days! Rigatoni a La topped with spinach sun-dried tomatoes,
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Beast’s 86 Victory goddess 5 Mr. Rubik 89 Taxi meter info
beauty (1991) 87 Confident solver’s 6 Do Little work 90 Peter’s A Shot in
7 Man or woman’s
6 Paris suburb tool the Dark costar
10 Afterthought No. 2 88 Social order? nickname 91 Wax, in Oaxaca
13 “Buy Me Love” 93 Order member 8 Part of CBS: abbr. 92 Broadcast again
94 Noodle warmer 9 “___ my special 98 Fiero or Fiesta
beginner 95 Oat or piece
17 A Begley or a angel ...” filler
follower 10 Glass lab-tube 101 Honked off
Chaney 96 Spanking support 11 Sub- or super-, 103 Against
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19 Tiny tax shelter 99 Country drs., often e.g. 107 Educ. confab
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22 Apple-pie order? 13 Docket load 110 “___ the rear”
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102 Bout endings, 15 Back order?
a punkah 16 Money order? preemptor of the
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authorizer 115 Pseudonyms,
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115 Pine spine brand 125 Continental
pace 117 Type of boss or 40 Loathsome ones combiner
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119 Uncensored lonesome Riviera?
adverb 120 Touchstone’s play: 44 Discover’s pop 131 Short sentence
47 Long fellow of the cousin 133 Hawaiian shirt
abbr. 48 Actor-turned- accessory
sea 121 “Free will” envoy John 134 One of the
48 Euclid’s love: 49 Parasite empires: abbr.
preceder 50 Mormon letters
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57 Out of Africa a special welcome back FEATURING
Force Tom, or Ober author
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prescription 136 Spoiled one’s 67 Missile type: abbr.
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dinner 73 Embattled French
no-no 137 Charlie Brown’s river of WWI
62 Suborder? 75 Henri’s here
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eater” 77 Wear and tear
start 138 Typo list 78 Bartlett, for one
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140 The prince or the
abbr. pauper
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69 Something to pick 142 Dandelion and
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trumps to reduce the number of tricks the opponents can take in the suit, or to try to KQJ52
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diamond nine?
Dealer: East; Vulnerable: East-West
Unusually, the auction looks perfect! Yes, East is stronger than he might have been, but
to double two spades would have been dangerous. Here, it would have left West the The Bidding:
unpleasant choice between minus 470 (two spades doubled and made) and minus 500
(three hearts doubled down two; surely North would have doubled). SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Pass
South took East’s diamond queen (a silly play that did not cost) with the king and played Pass 1 Hearts Pass 2 Hearts LEAD:
his heart. West won with the ace and led his second diamond. Declarer put up dummy’s 2 Spades Pass Pass Pass 9 Diamonds
ace and played a spade to the king and ace. The defenders continued with a club to
the ace, a diamond ruff, the club king, a club ruff and a fourth diamond, which promoted
another trump trick for down two.

With winners outside spades and reasonably strong trumps, South should have played
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two spades, one heart and two clubs.

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Includes: Cart, Green Fees and Range Balls General Manager Country Club
8735 S Ocean Country Club • Jensen Beach
Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays)


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