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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2019-11-28 22:56:57

11/28/2019 ISSUE 48


Marching orders. P2 Ahem ... ahem. P26 ‘Meat’ in the middle

New commission chair Lober seeks Coughing too much? You might
top officials’ succession plans. need to see an Otolaryngologist.

Dining review: Beach Burger. P. 29


CONCERNS AIRED, Virgin rail details daunting bridge replacement process

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Zone two of Virgin Trains’ construction along SR 528. PHOTO: KAILA JONES Virgin Trains USA expects
[email protected] to spend $20 million-plus and
Charges may be imminent in Tropical Trail accident take more than two years to
For the second time in as replace the 93-year-old St. Se-
many meetings, the Satellite STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT yet been identified. But that the incident, which occurred bastian River Railroad Bridge
Beach City Council on Nov. 20 [email protected] may soon change. FHP Troop- at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 17, when linking Brevard and Indian
listened to a packed house but er H.E. Dulin said he expects the unidentified driver of a River counties.
ended up voting 4-1 to approve Florida Highway Patrol in- to file charges after taking a 2019 Ford Explorer traveling
a zoning change for The Vue, vestigators say the driver who few more witness statements. Southbound on S. Tropical VTUSA is deploying several
a proposed development of fled the scene from a two-car construction teams to build 55
condominiums, single-family accident last month has not FHP has been investigating CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 bridges between Orlando and
homes and a 4-star hotel on West Palm Beach as part of the
27 acres formerly used as base $2.5 billion expansion of the
housing on State Road A1A. passenger rail line.

More than 25 speakers were A massive construction
given three minutes each with crane towering over the Taylor
opponents stressing con- Creek railroad bridge construc-
cerns including impact on tion platform on the south side
sea turtle nesting across SR of Beachline Expressway/State
A1A, increased traffic, the im- Road 528 provided the back-
pact on local infrastructure drop for a Virgin Trains media
and the loss of a “small town” briefing on Nov. 21 about how
feel many moved to Satellite the bridges are being built.
Beach to enjoy.
Lessons learned on relatively
There also were residents in shorter railroad bridges along
support of the project because SR 528 will be applied to longer
they believe the development bridge replacement projects
will fall under better stormwa- at the St. Sebastian River, St.
Lucie River and Crane Creek,
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 said Michael Cegelis, VTUSA
executive vice president for in-
How now, sea cows? Manatees frastructure.
taking to Desoto’s warm waters
Once the expansion is com-
[email protected] 34 passenger trains per day
through Indian River County
The manatees are already gathering in big num- at speeds of up to 110 mph en
bers in the canal next to Desoto Park in Satellite route between Orlando Inter-
Beach in water kept constantly warm just for them national Airport and down-
as part of the park’s environmental permitting re- town Miami.
quirements. Desoto Park’s 1.54-acre stormwater
Construction on a new
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 1,625-foot-long railroad bridge
across the St. Sebastian River


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2 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


New commission chair Lober seeks top officials’ succession plans

STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT ers to plan their succession now. Lober, 35, a Rockledge attorney, spoke In fact, Patel took to Facebook after
[email protected] “There are several senior executives
Nov. 21 in his Merritt Island office, two Lober’s promotion to chair.
When Brevard County government’s on staff now who are not going to be
top executives approach retirement in there in five years,” he said. “I want to days after his fellow commissioners, all “My heart hurts for this community,”
coming years, new County Commis- see plans. Do we promote someone in-
sion Chair Bryan Lober doesn’t want to house? If not, how do we plan to adver- Republican, voted 5-0 to promote him she wrote. “A military brat who’s wan-
scramble for their successors. tise these positions?
from vice chair to the new chair for 2020. dered far and wide, I went to high school
Rather, he said last week, he plans “I don’t want us (commissioners) to
to urge County Manager Frank Abbate, be in the position of having to pay lots of Lober was elected last year to the at Satellite like my mom before me, and
County Attorney Eden Bentley, Human money to an outside consultant to find
Resources Director Jerry Visco and oth- someone fast.” commission’s District 2 seat, repre- I’d hoped I’d made my home here.

senting arguably the county’s best- “But on days like today it doesn’t feel

known areas for outsiders, such as like home at all.”

Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, Patel, however, didn’t attend the Nov.

Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, most 19 meeting to try to persuade Lober’s

of Merritt Island and parts of Patrick colleagues to not choose him as chair.

Air Force Base. And she couldn’t be reached later to ex-

The commission chair’s role is similar plain why.

to that of a mayor in Melbourne, Indi- For Lober’s vice chair, meanwhile,

alantic and other cities that employ a he nominated District 1 Commissioner

manager for day-to-day administration. Rita Pritchett, of Titusville. Her district

Commission policy calls for the chair covers the county’s northernmost end.

to run commission meetings, execute Commissioners gave Pritchett a simi-

ordinances and agree-

ments and otherwise

act as chief legislator.

The chair can steer

discussions into new

areas of county busi-

ness, but can’t make

the motions to enact

it. That is, unless the

chair slides the gavel

over to the vice chair

to conduct the vote.

As chair, Lober suc-

ceeds District 5 Com-

missioner Kristine

Isnardi of Palm Bay,

who represents the In-

dialantic area as part New County Commission Chair Bryan Lober and assistant Kika Golan. PHOTO: TIM WIRTH

of her district.

“I hope to do as well as she (Isnardi) lar 5-0 vote, setting her up to be the 2021

did in the past year,” Lober said. “I want chair – three years after her prior stint

to make sure we do the county’s busi- with the gavel.

ness as needed with as little distraction In nominating Pritchett as vice chair,

as possible.” Lober appeared at first to be snubbing

It’s unclear if Lober was referring District 3 Commissioner John Tobia,

to the arrest of Isnardi’s husband Da- who was elected in 2016 and hasn’t yet

vid Isnardi on felony charges during served as chair or vice chair.

her tenure as chair, or if the comment But in fact, Tobia said, he made it

was general in nature. But the irony is clear to Lober before the 2018 general

that Lober’s critics say Lober provided election that he wouldn’t want the job.

more than his share of distraction from “We talked, back when he wasn’t yet

county business for much of 2019. He covered by the (Florida Government-in-

exchanged venomous posts on Face- the) Sunshine Law,” Tobia said. “I made

book with a host of mostly Democrat- him agree not to have me be chair or

ic critics who spanned from Brevard vice chair.”

County to Great Britain. Tobia, of Palm Bay, represents a dis-

Lober always insisted his election trict that includes a stretch of Brevard

didn’t end his First Amendment right to County’s barrier island from Melbourne

free speech. Political observers, how- Beach south to the Sebastian Inlet.

ever, argued his public office called for Tobia, a former state representative,

more discretion when responding to said the commission chair’s role differs

what he called his “dogpile” of critics – from that of the Florida House speaker.

if at all. The commission chair can’t control the

Outside of Facebook, Lober ex- agenda, he said, but merely is a proce-

changed most of the heat during com- dural role.

mission meetings with Stacey Patel, “I’m not interested in procedure

chair of the Brevard County Democratic whatsoever,” Tobia said. “I’m more in-

Executive Committee. terested in the legislation.” 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 3


tusville, a passenger in the Ford, re- MARKER SLATED FOR LILY PARK
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 mained at the scene with minor inju-
ries, but refused to identify the driver. STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT places like parks, historical sites and
Trail, attempted to illegally pass a [email protected] gardens where – with participation from
2002 Toyota Tundra driven by Justin Williams has a lengthy arrest re- local garden clubs – other features were
Neil Kennard, 36, of Cocoa, at high cord dating back seven years for is- Lily Park will soon be the site of a Blue added including trees, shrubs, flowers,
speed, about a mile north of Mathers sues primarily involving drugs and Star Memorial By-Way Marker. playgrounds and bird sanctuaries.
Bridge. criminal traffic offenses. Her most
recent arrest was in August 2018, for The park, located at the corner of 8th Now called the Blue and Gold Star
According to the accident report, fleeing and attempting to elude a law Avenue and South Riverside Drive in Memorials Program, the markers are lo-
the right side of the Ford struck the enforcement officer and driving with Indialantic, is named for Lily Givens, a cated across the country and honor all
Toyota causing Kennard to lose con- a canceled license. former member of the Garden Club by men and women who serve and have
trol and travel off the road, where the Sea, the group that now maintains served in the United States Armed Ser-
the vehicle ran over a large rock and She was convicted of those charges the grounds along with the Town of In- vices.
struck a tree, leaving Kennard and his and served about five months in Bre- dialantic.
passenger, Franc Justin Lee, 26 of Co- vard County Jail until her release this The garden club will pay the $510
coa, with minor injuries. past July. On Oct. 16, the club approved install- cost for the 12-inch-x-20-inch marker,
ing a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Mark- which is made specifically for parks by
The impact also sent the Ford into “I have interviewed several wit- er at Lily Park and requested permission the National Garden Club.
a concrete barrier wall where it then nesses in the past weeks and discov- from town council – who unanimously
continued in a southerly direction ered none of the witnesses that gave supported the project at their Novem- Indialantic Town Manager, Mike
– eventually striking a utility pole, a their names at the scene could place ber meeting. The Blue Star Memorial Casey believes the marker is a fitting
fire hydrant and a fence. According the driver behind the wheel,” Dulin program began more than 70 years ago, way to honor and pay tribute to the
to FHP Lieutenant Kim Montes, the said. just after the end of World War II. country’s armed forces.
vehicle was a rental and witnesses
reported seeing two men exit it and “The only person that can iden- Instead of a stone sculpture or statue, “When approached by members of
flee on foot, but the case is not con- tify the driver behind the wheel is garden clubs across the nation wanted the Garden Club by the Sea about the
sidered a hit-and-run. the passenger in the vehicle and she to honor the country’s service men and project, I supported the garden club and
stated, ‘I will not testify,’ and would women with “living memorials” that thought it is important to recognize and
“We have been unable to identify retract her memory.” would serve to make the land they pro- pay tribute to the members of the active
them. Under Florida law, passengers tected more beautiful. armed forces and veterans,” Casey said.
are not required to stay at a traffic Although there was a report of pos-
crash, only drivers,” Montes said. “This sible guns at the scene, Dulin said A Blue Star Highway system was cre- The Blue Star Memorial Plaque will
is not a hit-and-run, but troopers need there were no guns found by the Bre- ated and Blue Star By-Way Markers were be officially dedicated at Lily Park in
someone to be able to identify the vard County Sheriff Department in added to the program for placement in 2020. 
driver in court. That is what the inves- the area, or on the Pineda Causeway.
tigating trooper is still working on.”
FHP says the case is still under inves-
tigation and charges are pending. 

4 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


RAIL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT tion and Central Florida Expressway new second track.” crane like this – a Manitowoc 777 – can
Authority to lease land along highways Permitting for the bridges was a traverse this trestle and feed the per-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 for the extension of passenger service manent bridge site,” Cegelis said on the
to Tampa, Goddard said. Stations could “major hurdle” that took five years, Taylor Creek trestle. “Once we’re done,
could start by the end of the year and be built at Walt Disney World and other Cegelis said. The St. Sebastian River we take it away.”
take up to 30 months, VTUSA officials theme parks. Railroad Bridge replacement project
said. “What we’re doing at Sebastian is the longest on the entire route, but The Orlando to Miami passenger
River is: We will remove the unused su- Virgin Trains showed off its new sta- otherwise not particularly challeng- service will start without the proposed
perstructure of the west bridge,” Cege- tion at Orlando International Airport ing, Cegelis said. $100 million vertical lift bridge across
lis said. “The existing single track that is on Nov. 21 during a media tour of the the St. Lucie River in Stuart, which
in use will continue.” 35-mile rail corridor under construc- A construction trestle will be erected would replace a low-clearance 81-year-
tion along SR 528 to Cocoa, where it alongside the old bridge so there’s a old single-track drawbridge.
“Then we will drive piles for the new will connect with the historic Florida platform for equipment, workers and
bridge in between the bents of the ex- East Coast Railway tracks. The project materials, Cegelis said. The structure “We will continue to operate on the
isting bridge and build the superstruc- features the construction of 30 bridges will be strong enough to support a mas- existing St. Lucie Bridge when we start
ture right on top of the alignment for over roads and waterways. sive crane that can lift up to 200 tons. revenue service at the end of this Phase
the existing bridge,” Cegelis said. 2 project,” Cegelis said.
VTUSA will replace another 25 rail- “It is the method we are using for
“Then we will divert train traffic onto road bridges on the 135-miles of FECR almost all of the bridges on our align- Goddard compared the Virgin Trains
the new bridge at which point we can right-of-way between Cocoa and West ment,” Cegelis said. “We’ll build a side- passenger service to Amtrak’s Acela line
demolish and remove the old bridge Palm Beach. running trestle then put a crane on it from Washington, D.C. to Boston, as
and then build the second bridge,” Ce- and the construction materials are de- well as inter-city train lines in England,
gelis said. “We’re replacing all the bridges,” Ce- livered from the side-running trestle to France, Italy and Spain.
gelis said. “We are rehabilitating the ex- the permanent location on the bridge.”
The start-up date for passenger ser- isting track. We’re building an entirely Initially, Virgin Trains will run 10 sets
vice between Orlando and Miami has “It’ll be a deck like just this and a of trains with two locomotives and five
been pushed back to late-2022, from
mid-2022, VTUSA officials disclosed Virgin Trains’ Michael Cegelis at a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orlando Extension construction site that includes 35-miles of track from Orlando to Cocoa along SR 528. PHOTOS: KAILA JONES
Nov. 21 during a three-hour media tour
and briefing featuring several construc-
tion sites.

“We’re targeting the end of 2022 to
deliver this project and begin opera-
tions,” said VTUSA President and CEO
Patrick Goddard.

Virgin Trains started running pas-
senger trains between West Palm Beach
and Fort Lauderdale in January 2018
and added its Miami station that May.

Virgin Trains is also negotiating with
the Florida Department of Transporta-

‘THE VUE’ DEVELOPMENT before it was annexed in 2003. on the required breezeways between providing sewer along the barrier is-
The Vue plans include up to three up- the condo towers. lands.
to-85-foot condominiums with a total City Manager Courtney Barker took Addressing several residents’ con-
ter regulations, and provide additional of 147 units, 72 single-family homes notes on concerns and questions, ad- cerns about clutter on the beach from
tax revenues, the convenience of having and a 4-star, 220-room “Preferred Ho- dressing each at the conclusion of more the hotel guests, the developer agreed
a hotel within city limits to replace the tels & Resorts” hotel with a crosswalk than two hours of public comment, to stipulate in writing that The Vue will
former Ramada Inn, and a safe way to over State Road A1A to Hightower citing information gathered since the not allow food or vending of beach
cross SR A1A. Beach Park. last meeting on possible turtle nesting chairs or recreational equipment either
impact, environmental testing of the on the beach or at the hotel.
Much of the debate centered on the Voting against the measure was City site and surrounding areas, and that
density of the development, which Council member Jody Rozycki, who the development will be served by Co- The details worked out so far now
was noted by city officials as still less wanted the developer to maintain the coa Beach utilities, not Brevard County, go into a preliminary master plan with
than the number of residents living Planning and Zoning Board recom- which has infrastructure problems in each step of the process before the City
there during its use for base housing mendation of the slightly wider spacing Council requiring a public hearing. 


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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 5


coaches that can seat up to 240 passen- mph between Miami and West Palm There will be no freight trains on the gelis said. “There won’t be an equal.
gers, Cegelis said. Beach, while freight trains travel up to elevated tracks between Cocoa and Or- This is brand new. The only other place
40 mph. lando International Airport, where pas- where 125 mph track has been accept-
A joint dispatching operation in Jack- senger trains will travel as fast as 125 ed in the United States by the Federal
sonville coordinates the VTUSA pas- That maximum speed will rise to 110 mph. Railroad Authority is in the Northeast
senger trains and FECR freight trains, mph from West Palm Beach to Cocoa Corridor (Acela) and that is a rebuilt
Cegelis said. for passenger trains and 60 mph for “This is the most modern rail con- corridor.” 
freight trains. struction happening in America,” Ce-
The passenger trains travel up to 79

6 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


DESOTO PARK MANATEES colder sooner or later so we

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 went ahead and made the

pond completed in 2018 completes the change. I’m surprised we have
stormwater treatment train in the 293-
acre Desoto Drainage Basin by allowing so many of them so soon but
10 days for the water to settle out harm-
ful contaminants such as nitrogen and somehow they all know this is
phosphorus before being released into
the Indian River Lagoon. the place to go,’’ he said.

Perhaps best known for its 1,813 feet Satellite Beach Environ-
of walking trail, multigenerational ex-
ercise equipment and educational ki- mental Programs coordinator
osks, Desoto Park actually is considered
the best and one of the only consistent remembered the lengthy dis-
manatee viewing sites in Satellite Beach
with public access and parking. cussions with the state as the

The canal, which is about to be fitted project faced environmental
with an floating ADA
kayak launch for per- permitting delays until cold-
sons in wheelchairs,
also represents the water problem was resolved.
city’s only official wa-
ter access point to the “There was a lot of con-
Indian River Lagoon
and the city-owned versation with the regulatory
Samsons Island Park by kayak or canoe.
agencies that we were not to
The original plans for groundwater
(also called stormwater) was to have do anything that would harm
it piped directly into the pond for ad-
ditional settling before being released the manatees because we all
into the manatee canal. However, by
doing so, the canal water would have know that’s where they go
become much colder, in effect dramat-
PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK during cold weather,’’ he said.

The nearly-built out city

ically impacting the warm until mid-November, but the with little room for needed stormwa-
warm-water habitat
the manatees have Public Works Department already had ter structures strives for multi-func-
used for decades.
configured the baffles by Nov. 1, said tional use for its projects. Desoto Park
In response, the
city altered the plans by having en- Public Works Director Allen Potter. The is a good example as a triple threat of
gineers design a series of baffles in
the groundwater ditch running along baffles will be changed back in spring being a stormwater treatment pond, a
Desoto Parkway, bypassing the pond
during cold weather and keeping the at which time the new ADA dock will well-used recreation trail and provid-
water warm for the seasonal throng of
sea cows. be installed next to the existing dock ing parking an access to water recre-

This year the weather was relatively and traditional canoe/kayak ramp. ation and manatee viewing in cold

The dock will be designed to be moved weather.

out of the way in the tight canal during “We’re trying to make sure everybody

manatee season when kayaking and has access and we’re getting the best

canoeing is not allowed. possible use out of the property,’’ San-

“We knew it was going to turn a little zone said. 

Coppland Waters.

Gemini kids give
gardening project
a green thumbs up

Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Gemini kids give gardening project a green thumbs up

STORY BY KELLIE LANDI CORRESPONDENT Gemini Elementary children prepare their garden for Saturday’s farmers market. PHOTOS: LEAH DUBOIS Jackson Hain gathers soil.
[email protected]

With students spending more
and more time in classrooms work-
ing on standards and benchmarks,
the Gemini Elementary School gar-
den and community farmers’ mar-
ket project in Melbourne Beach is a
breath of fresh air.

With large metal gardening tubs,
watering cans and blooming flowers,
it would be easy to confuse this stu-
dent-led garden with an aesthetically
pleasing garden in a magazine. The
students take pride in their garden
and it shows.

“The kids are proud. Everyone is
doing their part,” said Rebecca Glod-
dy, parent volunteer and a founding
member of Green Thumb Thursdays.

Student after student, although
given the option of recess, dropped
their games and joined volunteers
in watering, planting and upkeep of
the plants. There were rows of herbs,
flowers and other plants which were
grown in preparation to be sold at a
farmers’ market hosted by Gemini El-
ementary and the garden club.

Eco-education has become more Last Saturday was their first op-
and more popular in recent years, portunity to begin to raise money for
with the rise of farm-based eco- their program via a farmers’ market,
schools, and recent research on to which the entire community was
the development of the whole child invited. Said Assistant Principal Car-
showing hands-on environmental ol Burns as she was helping students
education has had an overall positive water plant: “This has really grown
impact on neurotypical students and into a community.”
those with special needs as well. Ac-
cording to the University of Wiscon- “When students come out for re-
sin-Stevens Point, outdoor education cess, they have a choice on Green
can increase school performance, Thumb Thursdays: They can play or
improve social, mental and physical they can work in the garden,” Gloddy
health, and give students a sense of explained. This approach appeals to
place. a variety of students in having the
freedom to choose how long they gar-
“It has a soothing effect on kids, den for during their recess. “Students
especially special needs kids,” said can come and go,” she said.
Nicola Connolly, volunteer and par-
ent. “My son came home one day and In fact, students did just that. Over
said the gardening had such an im- the course of the afternoon, little
pact on him.” green thumbs were bouncing from
section to section of the garden, wa-
Gloddy said students get a release tering plants, planting seeds, trans-
when they are out working in the planting other plants, while smiling
garden. There are minimal rules and and getting their hands dirty.
“it’s the best therapy ever.”
Even at the end of their recess and
Students are not just learning gar- after working hard in the garden for
dening but also entrepreneurism. the entirety, many determined stu-
The gardening students are growing dents wanted to continue planting
plants and selling them. Most of the and watering.
equipment and start-up funds were
donated by parents, locals and a few Volunteers hope that as Gemini El-
companies in the greater Central ementary students’ altruism grows,
Florida area, but students are still so does their garden. They would like
learning the business aspect of run- to add more recycled tires and a sit-
ning a garden. The money they raise ting area for the students. If you are
will be funneled back into the gar- interested in donating, email Mer-
dening program. edith Hendrix at [email protected] 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 9


Gemini gardening teachers: Bruce Morgan, Rebecca Gloddy, Carly Sinigoi, Meredith Gowen and Nicola Connolly.

Olivia Deacon. Haliah Moore. Matthew Morris and Gemini Elementary School Principal Ms. Burns.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Beachside scouts help make ‘Lightfest’ a must-see tradition

STORY BY KELLIE LANDI CORRESPONDENT Satellite Beach Boy Scout Troop 309 sets up the
[email protected] Christmas lights. PHOTO: LISA ZAHNER

With more than 3 million spar- the displays, as well as testing the
kling lights, the Space Coast Light- lights. “Depending on the age level,
fest will bring out your inner Gris- even the youngest Lion Scout can
wold when you drive through the change lightbulbs,” said Sally Rich-
entrance. ardson, Riverside District office ex-
Cheerful lights, tunes and displays
greet you warmly, evoking memo- Scouts also assist by manning the
ries of holidays of yore. Wickham
Park glows every night of Lightfest
as more than 15,000 cars will drive
through during this season.

Lightfest has been a holiday sta-
ple for years in Melbourne, and Boy
Scouts and leaders from around Bre-
vard County keep the tradition go-
ing. Many scouts in the local area
volunteer their time to ensure a suc-
cessful event. Scouts take part in a
variety of tasks associated with the
needs of the festival.

Boy Scout Troop 309, headquar-
tered at Satellite Beach United Meth-
odist Church, is one of the troops
which began work on Lightfest back
in October. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts
and their families from across the
county spent a Saturday assembling

Hafiza and Ryan Watson. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER Belinda Goldberg and Rich Hillyer.

Lightfest admission gate, directing 309 will also support Scoutreach, a
guests, and running safety stations program which assists at-risk boys
and concession stands. There’s hot and girls who may not be able to af-
chocolate, hayrides and photos with ford scouting.
“We want to reach as many scouts
“Troops volunteer for nights they as possible, to provide to the boys
are able to work. It’s a lottery situ- and girls of our community.” Mc-
ation for what night you get,” said Ghan said.
Barb McGhan, longtime commit-
tee chair for Troop 309. McGhan “Troop 309 will benefit with the
has been a part of Lightfest with the money they earn but, more impor-
scouts for about six years now. tantly, with the ability to use the
skills and the confidence they have
“Our boys are donating their time learned in various projects that they
for an experience for the communi- perform in their beachside commu-
ty,” she said. Troop 309’s night run- nity,” said Richardson of the district
ning concessions is Dec. 13. office.

For their hard work, local troops Space Coast Lightfest is open 6:30
are awarded a share of the proceeds p.m. to 10 p.m. through New Year’s
from their assigned night. Scout Day at Wickham Park. The cost is $15
units use the money for different per car, or $5 per motorcycle, with a
needs; Troop 309 uses the funds for $2 discount if you bring a new, un-
campouts and equipment to lessen wrapped toy for Brevard’s Toys for
the financial burden for families. To Kids. Dec. 7 and 8 the event is closed to
ensure all youth in the county are cars but open to walkers. Go to www.
able to experience scouting, Troop for details. 

Oh merci!
Museum displays

a ‘Passion for
French Prints’

12 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Oh merci! Museum displays a ‘Passion for French Prints’


Ooh, la, la! Every preconceived no- Jeannine Falino, an independent curator and museum consultant. PHOTOS BY KAILA JONES
tion we Americans have about France
– specifically, Gay Paree and environs ments of every size and type. Against The largest are two-sheet verti- Chéret returned to Paris
– as the home of romance, perfume that graphic explosion, a prim bonne cal compositions measuring just shy where he realized the potential of color
and the can-can, is now on display dame hurries on her way. of 7 feet tall; the smallest are special lithography not as a copyist’s tool, but
in the Holmes Gallery at the Vero editions sized to fit an amateur col- as a medium for original expression on
Beach Museum of Art through Jan. The image shows that “spam” pre- lector’s print cabinet. The posters ad- a wholesale scale.
12, 2020. “L’Affichomania: The Pas- dates email by at least seven decades. vertise everything from cabarets to
sion for French Prints” is an exhibi- According to Falino, such a display concert halls, cigarette rolling papers Gazing at the exhibition’s selection
tion of more than 60 posters (includ- had its origins in the heralds of me- to confetti. Printed in eye-popping of posters by Chéret, Falino remarks
ing a handful of watercolor sketches dieval times, who sang the news in primary colors, they employ every
for posters) dating from 1875 to 1910, the village square, and street vendors, trick in the advertising book, flaunt-
Paris’s Belle Epoch. who bawled out their inventory from ing winsome mam’selles with art-
house to house. less smiles and low-cut bodices,
The artworks on display are from well-groomed children, celebrities
the collection of the Richard H. Drie- She notes that with the advent of the and even defiant alley cats.
haus Museum. Installed in a restored printing press, “news items were posted
mansion a couple blocks west of Chi- on hoardings (billboards) where people “The father of the French poster, as
cago’s Miracle Mile, the museum was would go to read the news or have the we know it, was Jules Chéret,” says
originally a splendid home built by news read to them. Early posters were Falino.
banker Samuel Nickerson in 1883, just text, in black and white.”
and its works focus on the art and ar- Born into a poor family in 1836,
chitecture of the White City’s Gilded Enter the technology of color lithog- Chéret’s art education was mostly catch
Age. Philanthropist Richard H. Drie- raphy in the mid-19th century, and as catch can. At age 13 he was appren-
haus is the founder of not only the printers soon began recreating fa- ticed to a lithographer; 10 years later he
museum and art collection that bear mous paintings as color prints for art traveled to London, where he worked
his name, but also of Chicago-based lovers on a budget. In the Holmes Gal- for seven years as a journeyman lithog-
Driehaus Capital Management. lery, ultramarine blue accent walls are rapher. Schooled in British graphic de-
a dramatic backdrop for the posters, sign as well as printmaking techniques,
“L’Affichomania” came to the which hold their own handily.
VBMA via International Arts & Art-
ists, a nonprofit business that handles
the details of traveling exhibitions for
museum and private entities in the
U.S. and internationally.

Jeannine Falino, guest curator for
the Richard H. Driehaus poster col-
lection when it debuted in 2017 at the
Driehaus Museum, recently visited
the exhibition in Vero Beach.

Falino complimented VBMA staff
on installing an intriguing photo
mural at the exhibition’s entrance, a
detail unique to the current showing.
The c. 1900 black and white image
shows the side of a French shop that
is plastered with boldface advertise-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 13


on the secrets of his commercial air, of Watteau and Fragonard. Another Lautrec poster, commis- That one features the images of a well-
success. Instead of including wordy “The Chérettes thereby held a certain sioned by the dancer Jane Avril in 1893 heeled pimp, two despairing young
descriptions of the product he was to advertise her cabaret show at an- women and a madam, who Steinlen
selling, Chéret filled his composi- nostalgia for an earlier age. The girls are other nightspot, shows her perform- originally depicted bare-breasted. The
tions with colorful imagery. The text comely, but they are not coarse. These ing the can-can in an orange skirt print was censored before it hit the
he included was bold but brief; busy are ladies,” Falino emphasizes. accessorized with long black gloves, streets; the artist was compelled to
passersby could get the gist of what black stockings and a frilly, plumed draw a filmy covering over the offend-
was being sold by the poster without Chéret was so famous in his time hat. She is framed by a sinuous line ing bosom for public display.
breaking their pace. that up-and-coming poster artists that begins and ends at the neck of
wanted their work to be seen by him. a double base in the foreground; the Alphonse Mucha is represented in
Chéret’s posters were printed in One of those artists was Henri de Tou- giant hairy hand that plays it belongs the show by two two-sheet posters for
bright red, yellow and blue ink with very louse Lautrec who, says Falino, in- to a bespectacled wild man, who, Sarah Bernhardt, including one pub-
little overprinting. The bright, clear col- scribed a copy of each of his own early had Lautrec not invented him, would lished in 1896 for the play “La Dame aux
ors could be read from a distance, as poster editions to Chéret, and had it surely have later come from Rob- Camélias.” It depicts the then 52-year-
could his eye-catching imagery. delivered in tribute to le maître. ert Crumb’s pen. The daringly fore- old tragedienne as the consumptive
shortened boards of the stage and the young courtesan Marguerite, profiled
“The pretty women he featured in Instead of the coyly sexy girl-next- glimpse of the flats stage left, howev- against a starry lavender sky.
his posters tend to be very light on door Chéret was known for, Lautrec er, are pure Lautrec.
their feet; they seem to float in their portrayed the louche performers who A small poster by Mucha for Job
environments,” Falino says. sang and danced for the demimonde The other artists whose posters are cigarette papers is one of his most fa-
that congregated in the clubs and bars featured in the exhibition are Eugène mous images, says Falino, who notes
Chéret’s public dubbed the girls of Montmartre, along with foreign Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Stein- that much larger posters of the image
Chérettes, a word, says Falino, which visitors (invariably male) who wanted len, and Alphonse Mucha. One of were made as well.
conflates the artist’s name with Ché- a taste of spicy Parisian nightlife. the few watercolors in the exhibition
rie (sweetheart). is Grasset’s fully realized study of a With burning cigarette in hand, a
On display in L’Affichomania is Lau- flame-haired beauty caught in the young woman leans back with closed
Like every respected huckster be- trec’s famous 1891 poster “Moulin act of sticking a long-stemmed chry- eyes and lips parted. Her long hair
fore him, Chéret knew that sex sells. Rouge: La Goulue,” which depicts one santhemum behind her ear. The 1897 falls in Art Nouveau loops past her
Falino describes the Chérettes as of the recently opened dance hall’s painting is titled “Coquetterie.” shoulders. Behind her head, the “O”
“gorgeous women with a lot of dé- habitués, a young woman nicknamed in the word “JOB” forms a sort of sec-
colletage, tiny waists, flounces ev- “The Glutton.” Hemmed in by on- Steinlen standouts in the show are ular halo.
erywhere, and of course a big smile. lookers, she dances a frenzied chahut his iconic poster for nightclub owner
These are the ‘It’ girls of the 1890s.” (can-can) that sends her skirt flying. Rodolphe Salis’s Chat Noir, with its “This is an empowerment image for
In the immediate foreground, a fellow imagery of an imperious black cat, and women,” Falino says, and adds, “Yet
She explains that Chéret’s women performer, Valentin le Désossé (“the a racy poster advertising a novel titled it’s an advertisement.”
(and their auxiliary male compan- Boneless”), gestures in mock horror at La Traite des Blanches (White Slavery).
ions) were drawn from the 17th cen- the expanse of ruffled bloomers thus It isn’t hard to imagine a woman in
tury’s Fête galante paintings, featur- revealed to him and, incidentally, to us. 1896 eyeing this image and saying,
ing elegant couples partying en plein “I’ll have what she’s having.” 

14 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


King bursting with entertainment options


1 The King Center has got it goin’ on
this holiday season, with all sorts

of choices, whatever you’re in the mood

for: How about an Italian tenor, for ex-

ample? How about four? This Sunday,

Dec. 1, for the first time in the United 3 “Dave Koz and Friends Christmas
Tour” at King Center Monday.
States, heralds the promo, a “new gener-

ation of world class tenors” will perform

some of the greatest tenor arias and pop-

ular Italian songs, in “wonderful, unique lissa Manchester, who, says allmusic.
com, was discovered on the Manhattan
arrangements created just for their U.S. club scene by Bette Midler and Barry
Manilow; Danish-American contem-
debut tour.” I took a look at their web- porary saxophonist Michael Lington, “a
songwriter, producer, recording artist
site videos and must agree with their and a purveyor of soul and contempo-
rary jazz,” says Wikipedia; and special
show promo, which notes their ability guest Chris Walker, an R&B bass guitar
player and vocalist – so you know it’s go-
to “fuse Italian wit and charm with ro- ing to be, as the King Center describes
it, “a festive, high-energy show for the
manticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and 1 The Four Italian Tenors at King Center this Sunday. entire family, filled with seasonal tunes
and cheer.” With Koz leading, these five
operatic style.” Think Enrico Caruso, ter Wednesday, Dec. 4. But Yearwood is remarkable artists will perform fresh
equally gifted and known as actress, au- arrangements of Christmas season fa-
Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea thor, TV personality, entrepreneur and vorites, as well as a Chanukah medley.
celebrity chef, according to Wikipedia. (Although he is Jewish, according to
Bocelli, mixed in with a witty bit of Dean Her three-decade (so far) career in the Wikipedia, “Koz plays both Christmas
country music spotlight got going when and occasional Hanukkah songs at his
Martin (aka Dino Crocetti) doing “That’s her 1991 debut single, “She’s in Love with concerts.”) Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: start
the Boy,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart. at $53. 321-723-2219.
Amore.” Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: start at Other Yearwood hits you may recall are:

$47. 321-242-2219.

2 A woman of many parts. And many
music awards. Trisha Yearwood

will focus on the music when she brings

her “Every Girl” tour to the King Cen-

2 Dec. 4 at King Center

Walkaway Joe,” “The Song Remembers 4 A truly spectacular presentation
When,” “How Do I Live” and “In Anoth- of Handel’s powerful Christmas
er’s Eyes.” Yearwood’s numerous awards
include countless multiplatinum certifi- oratorio: It’s the Space Coast Sym-
cations, three Grammys, three Academy
of Country Music awards, three Coun- phony’s 12th annual “Messiah Sing-
try Music Association awards and even
a daytime Emmy, and millions of fans. Along,” this coming Friday, Dec. 6, at St.
Even now, after all that, says the King
Center promo, “the same passion moti- John the Evangelist Catholic Commu-
vates and moves her,” as she still “derives
deep fulfillment from simply walking up nity in Viera, and it will be the fourth
to a microphone and pouring her heart
out.” Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: start at year the orchestra has been joined by
$48.50. 321-242-2219.
the Indialantic Chamber Singers. Par-

ticipating in this grand choral celebra-

tion, explains the event promo, will be

“hundreds of singers from through-

out Central Florida, accompanied by

members of the professional Space

Coast Symphony Orchestra, with fea-

tured soloists from the community.”

The Chamber Singers will also per-

3 California native and saxman ex- form sacred and secular favorites from
traordinaire Dave Koz played sax-
their Christmas concert, among them

ophone in his high school jazz band and “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” and

hasn’t stopped yet, 30 years later, and “Carol of the Bells,” and will lead the

has collected, among lots and lots of audience carol sing-along. Envision-

others, nine Grammy noms and 11 Bill- ing the power and majesty of Handel’s

board No. 1 albums. This Monday, Dec. masterpiece, orchestra director Aaron

2, Koz brings his warm and wonderful Collins describes the “exquisite qual-

“Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour ity of Brevard’s premier choral ensem-

2019” to the King Center. The “friends” ble,” and says, when an entire audi-

are a sterling group of jazz greats: South torium of 600 singers launch into the

African-born guitarist Jonathan Butler, Hallelujah chorus, “well, there’s just

described by Wikipedia as “a hugely nothing like it for sheer energy and

popular performer known for his cross- joy.” Time: 7 p.m. Admission: free. Do-

over blend of R&B, pop jazz fusion and nations are appreciated. 855-252-7276

worship music; singer/songwriter Me- or 

16 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


High on a bluff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, sustained these islands, is now their greatest threat. unmistakable: Some parts of the shoreline have lost
Adele Chiasson no longer ventures into her backyard The Magdalen Islands, as they are known in English, as much as 14 feet per year to the sea over the past
for a simple reason: It is falling into the sea. decade. Key roads face perpetual risk of washing out.
have warmed 2.3 degrees Celsius since the late 19th The hospital and the city hall sit alarmingly close to
“I’m afraid to go out there,” the widow said one af- century, twice the global average. deteriorating cliffs. Rising waters threaten to contam-
ternoon from the safety of her kitchen. She nodded inate aquifers used for drinking water. And each year,
toward the 70-foot-tall, red sandstone cliffs out back As in New England, Siberia and other global hot the sea inches closer to more homes and businesses.
that creep closer with each passing year. “You never spots at higher latitudes, winters here are heating
know when a section will fall off.” up even more quickly, eclipsing 3 degrees Celsius. As residents witness the changes, they worry their
That change has fueled freezing and thawing cycles children and grandchildren will inherit a far different
Decades ago, when she and her husband moved to here that wreak havoc on the famous – and famously place than the one they have always known. And as
this modest house with its majestic views, they never fragile – sandstone cliffs. the growing problems threaten fragile infrastructure,
imagined a vanishing coastline might one day drive local officials spend their days figuring out how to try
them away. But the sea long ago claimed the ground The sea ice that used to encase the islands most win- to hold back the encroaching sea – and where to sim-
where their children once played. Two of her neigh- ters, shielding them from the brunt of fierce storms ply surrender to it.
bor’s homes have been moved inland. and pounding waves, is shrinking at a rate of about
555 square miles annually, data shows. That’s a swath They remember the ice.
The day might come when she, too, will be forced of ice larger than Los Angeles. The fishermen, the mayor, the 101-year-old
to abandon this precarious patch of earth. “I might woman in her hilltop house built with wood from
not have a choice,” she says. Even as that natural defense collapses, sea levels an old shipwreck – all of them describe the mysti-
have been rising at a rate roughly twice the global cal look the frozen gulf once had in winter and the
The more than 12,000 residents of this wind- norm in recent years, researchers say. feeling of utter isolation from the rest of the world.
swept Canadian archipelago are facing a growing “It used to be all ice, as far as the eye could see. . . .
number of gut-wrenching choices, as extreme cli- The result is an escalating battle against erosion You’d look out, and all you could see was white. Now
mate change transforms the land and water around and flooding – one that a growing number of coastal you look out, and it’s just the ocean,” said Geraldine
them. Season after season, storm after storm, it is populations face, from islands in the South Pacific to Burke, now 72. “The changes I’ve seen in the last 10
becoming clearer that the sea, which has always communities along the U.S. East Coast. years have been astounding.”
“My grandfather said he could remember when
In the Magdalen Islands, the consequences are there was one winter with no ice,” said Serge Bour-

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geois, 53, the planning director for the municipality As climate change bears down on the islands, he Then there are the roads, none more critical than
of Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Now, if ice materializes at views them as a laboratory, “a place where we can Route 199, the islands’ main artery. Maintained by the
all around the islands in winter, “it is exceptional.” study ways to adapt.” provincial government, it connects the islands with
bridges and causeways, often running along slivers of
While year-to-year variability exists, the amount In recent years, local officials have singled out a half land hemmed in on both sides by water.
of sea ice that blankets the Gulf of St. Lawrence is dozen locations that must somehow be protected – in-
shrinking at a rate of roughly 12 percent per decade, cluding the municipal headquarters and the hospital. Officials have added a dozen miles of massive
according to data from the National Snow and Ice rocks around parts of the island to shore up dunes
Data Center. Another priority is the low-lying, historic fishing vil- and protect power poles and stretches of road.
lage of La Grave, a bustling tourist destination lined But much of the rock must be imported from New
Walt Meier, a senior research scientist at the cen- with shops and restaurants. Its weatherworn buildings Brunswick or Nova Scotia. It is expensive and can
ter, said the loss of sea ice leaves the islands exposed sit on a spit of rocky beach only feet from the rising gulf. be an eyesore.
and ripe for erosion. “The presence of ice acts like a
cover on the ocean that dampens the waves of win- Marie-Claude Vigneault, co-owner of Café de la In locations in need of immediate attention, of-
ter storms,” he said. Grave, said last fall’s storm ripped away the rear terrace ficials often rely on huge amounts of sand to re-
from her 150-year-old building. “It does worry me,” plenish dunes and beaches. But it’s a temporary fix
A number of harrowing storms have clobbered she said of future storms, noting that when the restau- – the sea is always hungry.
the islands in recent years, including last November, rant closes each winter, workers remove the tables and
when 75 mph winds and massive waves knocked out anything else that could get damaged by flooding. Jonathan Lapierre, now in his second term as Iles-
power and communication with mainland Quebec. de-la-Madeleine’s mayor, refers to the approach as
Sidney Clark, the son and grandson of fishermen, leaves before “nourrir le monstre.” Feeding the monster.
Isabelle Cormier, 42, who returned last year from dawn each morning on his boat, the Sandcov’r, to check 273 traps.
Australia to raise her children on her native islands, Officials say the local government simply can’t
said that storm left many people particularly rattled. An abandoned road is crumbling into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. afford to spend huge sums to protect places that
Adele Chiasson, a widow who lives nearby, said visitors “are aren’t economically essential.
“This is home, and hopefully it will be here for a shocked at the changes” that erosion has wrought on the cliffs.
while. But I don’t know, it’s going quick,” said Corm- “Not everything can be fixed; not everything
ier, who saw her family’s small beach cottage inun- Rhoda Davies, 101, has lived almost all her life in the same can be saved,” Bourgeois said. “In some cases, you
dated after a towering dune that had shielded it for hilltop house in Old Harry, constructed with wood from a ship- have to accept retreat.”
decades washed away in hours. “To witness it in one wreck. Davies said winters on the islands now have far less ice
lifetime, it’s shocking.” and snow than those of her youth. “It must be climate change, Already, nearly a dozen homes on the islands
wouldn’t you say?” she said. have been relocated, and most everyone expects
The islands have long been home to hardy French that number to grow.
and English seafarers, who are no stranger to the The shoreline has crept within
risks posed by nature. 20 feet of a home off Route 199. The government of Quebec has set aside tens of
millions of dollars to help with coastal erosion across
The land they occupy is an Edward Hopper land- Lobster traps spill across a field in the Magdalen Islands, where the sprawling province. But Lapierre estimated it will
scape come to life. Brightly colored houses dot roll- fishing has been a way of life for centuries. take upward of $100 million in coming years to shore
ing green hills. Lighthouses cling to jagged sandstone up infrastructure on the Magdalen Islands.
cliffs. Massive sand dunes guard salt marshes and se-
rene lagoons, and unspoiled beaches stretch for miles. The municipality’s total annual budget is roughly
$26 million.
But as the sea ice that traditionally protected these
islands shrinks, the sea that surrounds them is swelling. “We need more money, more human resources,
more help,” the mayor said. “With just the municipality
Between 1964 and 2013, the waters along the coast alone, it’s impossible to protect the islands completely.”
of the archipelago rose an average of about 4.3 milli-
meters per year. Since 2000, that rate has been closer In September, Hurricane Dorian delivered the
to 7 millimeters, or more than a quarter of an inch latest lesson on fragility.
per year, said Marie, the geography professor. That
trend is expected to continue. The storm, which ravaged the Bahamas on its
way up the Atlantic coast, was weakening but still
While the numbers seem small and the data cov- packed winds topping 80 miles per hour as it plowed
ers only a limited period, the change could result in through the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
multiple feet of sea level rise by century’s end.
That was enough to once again pummel the Mag-
For more than a decade, researchers have main- dalen Islands.
tained a network of more than 1,100 coastal monitor-
ing stations around the islands’ perimeter, which paint Business owners in La Grave watched as water
a portrait of how erosion is altering the shoreline.While flooded their shops.
some spots are relatively stable, others have steadily
receded year after year. Severe storms have claimed Several homes were destroyed, including along a
as much as 55 feet of shoreline all at once. popular strip lined with about 30 seaside cottages
that officials now insist will be abandoned for good
Milder winters and longer summers have kept the over the next year – the latest retreat, but certainly
tourists coming – some 80,000 trekked here last year not the last.
to wind surf, bike and bird-watch – many arriving
on a ferry that now runs year-round. Bourgeois said residents have reacted with their
typical resilience, but also with a measure of ac-
But the islands’ fragility has brought them a sort ceptance about what increasingly seems like a new
of grim notoriety. Time magazine put the Magda- reality. Two crippling storms had hit the islands in
len Islands on its list of “10 amazing places to visit 10 months, the second during a time of year that
before they vanish.” Architectural Digest included typically is calm. Now, the winter storm season lies
them on its “30 places to visit before they’re gone ahead.
Crews continue fortifying parts of Route 199,
Madelinots, as locals call themselves, have no trying to hold the swelling waters at bay. Adele Chi-
intention of vanishing anytime soon. But research- asson sits in her house atop the bluff, hoping the
ers estimate that without serious action, hundreds cliffs keep their distance. She tried to sell several
of structures and miles of roads could fall victim to years ago, but there were no takers.
erosion and flooding in coming decades.
“A lot of people really liked the house,” she said,
“We can try adaptation. We must try it,” Marie said. “but when they went out back, they were afraid.”
“But the solutions could be very expensive.”
Like other Madelinots, she is left to wait and wor-
At 17, Serge Bourgeois left his native islands to ry, to hope and to carry on.
study in Montreal. Eventually, like many Madelinots,
he felt the pull of home. “Nous sommes entourés par l’océan. Il n’y a nulle
part où se cacher,” Bourgeois said.

We are surrounded by the ocean. There is nowhere
to hide. 

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING, PART II your agent, should be familiar with your values and wishes.
This means that he or she will be able to decide as you would
Living Wills and Healthcare Care Surrogates when treatment decisions need to be made. A surrogate can
be chosen in addition to or instead of a living will. Having a
Hopefully, you’ll never face a medical situation unable to healthcare surrogate helps you plan for situations that can-
speak for yourself to make your wishes known. But if you do, not be foreseen, like a serious auto accident.
by making informed decisions and letting others know in ad-
vance, you’ll gain peace of mind and take a great burden off ARE THERE OTHER ADVANCE CARE

In a previous column we introduced the concept of advance You might also want to prepare separate documents to express
care planning. We explained that an advance directive is a your wishes about a single medical issue or something not al-
legal document that includes two elements – a living will and ready covered in your advance directive. It would be helpful
appointment of a healthcare surrogate to be the patient’s to give your healthcare surrogate specific instructions about
spokesperson. An advance directive is only used if you lack other issues, such as blood transfusion or kidney dialysis.
the capacity to make your wishes known and need certain While this is a difficult topic, by thinking about it and letting
emergency or special measures to keep you alive. You are others know how you feel now, the better prepared you and
able to change your advance directive at any time. your loved ones will be for the future. For more informa-
tion and to obtain forms for the state(s) in which you live,
WHAT IS A LIVING WILL? call 1.800.677.1116 or go online to
In Florida, you do not need an attorney. Documents need to
A living will is a written document that helps you tell doctors witnessed, but not notarized.
how you want to be treated if you are dying or permanently Next time we’ll discuss three medical issues that might arise
unconscious and cannot make decisions about emergency at the end of life: do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, organ and
treatment. In a living will, you can indicate specific proce- tissue donation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
dures you would want, which ones you wouldn’t want, and Subsequently, we’ll review thought-provoking questions to
under which conditions each of your choices applies. consider as you prepare your advance care plan. 
Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always
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In 1926, Will Durant sic survey – with some key dif- ethics. Won’t it be hard? Sometimes. Yet even the least
brought out “The Story ferences. As well as touching acquaintance with the thought of Aristotle, Spinoza or
of Philosophy,” an en- briefly on the philosophical Kant more than repays the effort. Several great theo-
gagingly written account traditions of Asia and Africa, rists also write beautifully, notably Plato, Rousseau,
of what great thinkers Grayling’s study devotes more Hume and Schopenhauer; their books are literature.
from Plato to William than 200 pages to 20th-century Grayling neatly sums up the ¬ever-exhilarating Ni-
James thought about life, thinkers, including Martin Hei- etzsche as “a dramatist of ideas.”
the universe and every- degger, Karl Popper, Jean-Paul
thing. Its intended audi- Throughout, he also leavens his narrative with fa-
ence, said Durant, could Sartre, W.V. Quine and Jacques mous catchphrases, proofs and anecdotes. Among
be described by a line Derrida. No other popular these oldies-but-goodies are “Know thyself” (at-
from Dostoevsky: “Those survey possesses this range. tributed to Thales), “All is number” (the motto of the
who don’t want millions, Anthony Gottlieb’s two linked Pythagoreans), Zeno’s paradox of the race between a
but an answer to their volumes – “The Dream of tortoise and Achilles (which the latter can never win),
questions.” A generation Reason: A History of Western Lord Acton’s sad truth that absolute power corrupts
later, in 1945, Bertrand Philosophy From the Greeks absolutely and, of course, Alfred North Whitehead’s
Russell produced “A His- to the Renaissance” and “The quip that phil¬osophy mainly consists of “footnotes
tory of Western Philosophy: to Plato.” But did you know that Ludwig Wittgenstein
And Its Connection With Dream of Enlightenment: attended school with Adolf Hitler? I particularly love
Political and Social Circum- The Rise of Modern Philoso- G.E. Moore’s succinct report after examining ¬Witt-
stances From the Earliest phy” – progress no further genstein’s “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus,” which
Times to the Present Day.” than the mid-18th century, had been submitted for an advanced degree: “This is
That book’s slightly daunt- the era of Hume and Rous- a work of genius but it otherwise satisfies the require-
ing subtitle belies its stel- seau. Perhaps a third vol- ment for the Ph.D.”
lar virtues: clear exposition, ume will follow someday.
sparkling prose and an au- Among his other virtues, Grayling frequently com-
thor who was himself one of the leading philosophers While Gottlieb’s books pels us to rethink our ideas about certain philosophers
of the 20th century. In his opening pages, Russell af- are excellent and highly (Marx) or what seem settled philosophical points.
firms that “To teach how to live without certainty, and recommended, their author – a former editor of Here’s just one example: When Heraclitus states that
yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the Economist – does exhibit a journalist’s forgivable you can’t step twice into the same river, does he mean
the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do urge to be flashy or witty whenever possible. By con- that everything is always in flux or does he actually
for those who study it.” trast, Grayling – a professor of philosophy and a public mean “that things stay the same only by changing”?
intellectual – adopts a more temperate style. Philoso- In the latter case, the river’s flux “does not destroy its
Both these works became huge bestsellers. As late phy, he begins, is “the attempt to make sense of things, continuity as the same river, but in fact constitutes it.”
as the mid-1960s, a teenager in a small Ohio steel town to achieve understanding and perspective, in relation
could buy and then heavily underline the latest print- to those many areas of life and thought where doubt, Like Heraclitus’ river, philosophy is itself ever-
ing – the 16th – of a Washington Square paperback of difficulty, obscurity and ignorance prevail – which is to changing but never-ending, an ongoing conversation
the Durant. Even now, the Russell can be purchased in say: on the frontiers of all our endeavours.” about the same eternal questions, the same perplex-
a sumptuous Folio Society edition. Is it surprising that Over the next 600 pages, Grayling proceeds to sum- ing human problems. What is real? How should one
these outlines of philosophical thought have been so marize the thinking of philosophy’s grand masters live? What government is best? Why do the good suffer
popular? It shouldn’t be. Who among us, in the dark from the pre-Socratics to the modern analytic phi- and the evil prosper? Any answers can only be propo-
reaches of the night, hasn’t suffered from the terror of losophers of language. However, in nearly every case, sitional or tentative, inviting further amplification
cosmic loneliness or wondered “What really matters”? he also respectfully points out the holes in their argu- or rebuttal. Plato’s later writings actually challenged
ments. For instance, Socrates maintained that “if one some of his own ideas in “The Republic”; Wittgenstein
A.C. Grayling’s “The History of Philosophy” ac- knew the right thing to do or be, one could not do or eventually rejected much of his “Tractatus.” If you
curately offers itself as a successor to Russell’s clas- be otherwise.” This is obviously untrue, as well as psy- needed to characterize philosophical inquiry in a sin-
chologically flawed. For one thing, Grayling points out, gle term, a good choice would be “aporia” – the Greek
THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY Socrates fails to take into account “akrasia,” the Greek word for inconclusiveness.
word for “weakness of will,” something that many of us
BY A.C. GRAYLING | 682 PP. $35 experience when it comes to dieting, going to the gym However, book reviews shouldn’t end in aporia.
REVIEW BY MICHAEL DIRDA, THE WASHINGTON POST or resisting various temptations. So, let me say that “A History of Philosophy” isn’t
Of course, people may also be weak-willed about just worth buying; it’s worth scribbling in and dog-
starting to read about metaphysics, epistemology and earing. For a work of scholarship, there can be no
higher praise. 


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Bonzo has another feline friend in Miss Kitty

Hi Dog Buddies! an calmly informed me that

As a Dog, I’ve always thought about that was NOT a good idea. At
Cats as stealthy, mysterious creatures
with Special Powers, an eyes that Look All. Ever. So I never did it again.
Right Though You. I think cats know
stuff nobody else knows. An then We communicate very well with
there’s that Nine Lives thing. I’ve made
several good cat frens in recent years, each other.”
but that’s always in the back of my
mind. “I can tell,” I said, impressed.

This week I innerviewed Kitty Dot- “So, any cat or pooch pals?”
son, the purrfect example of all that:
sleek black, nose to tail tip; slender and “Ever since Daddy rescued me,
graceful; long legs an tail; green eyes;
fearless an independent. As me an my my pals were his part shepherd/
assistant were walkin’ up to the house,
Miss Kitty appeared from under the part wolf dogs, Dante an Payton.
truck, and pawsed to check us out.
Back then I was about the size
“Good afternoon,” I said. “May I as-
sume you are Kitty Dotson? I believe of a tennis ball, but we got along
we have an appointment. I’m Bonzo
the Columnist.” great. I wasn’t scared of ’em, one

“So you say.” Her voice was soft an bit! I was Fearless, an they were
low. “Do you have ID?”
Very Gentle. After we moved here,
I produced my card. She
looked it over. they went to Dog Heaven. I miss

“Humm. Well. All right then. ’em a lot still.”
I believe you are, in fact, Bonzo.
We can talk right over here.” Kitty pawsed. Her green eyes

She ran to the open garage had a faraway gaze.
and jumped lithely onto a table
containing a box with her food “But I’m a Strong, Independent
and water bowls.
Feline. I don’t really need lotsa pals.
“I will eat while we talk. It IS my
dinner time, you know.” Currently, my best fren’s a Tom Cat

“Of course.” who lives in the woods next door.
Just then a man came out the
front door. We get along great, like brother an
“This is my Daddy, Monty,” Kitty
jumped down an ran to him. “He’s sister. We’re both Free Spirits!
my Best Friend.”
Her Dad picked her up an she “A liddle while back, I hadda
purred an snuggled against him, then
headed back to her dinner. chase raccoons out of the garage.
“So, go ahead an ask your questions.”
She began nibbling her kibbles daintily, Kitty.PHOTO: KAILA JONES Those dingbats were eating my food.
her long black tail swishing slowly from An then there’s the air conditioner
side to side. guy. I’m not so sure about him. I vi-
“How did you an your dad meet?” sualize myself 6 feet tall, an I Stare
“I remember very little before he
found me. I was a tiny kitten, still in Him Down.”
need of mommy milk. But then some-
thing happened and I was all alone. No the tires Picksurin’ that, I smiled. “Whad-
mommy. No fellow kittens. I remember
curling up into a tiny ball.” of Daddy’s cars.” dya do for fun?”
“Oh, Miss Kitty, that’s terrible!”
“Indeed. Anyway, Daddy often works “Um … what’s ‘Makin’ Bis- “We go huntin.’ I love ridin’ in the
in his gurr-ADGE, an this one day, he
heard tiny squeaky noises coming from cuits’?” truck. Daddy’s ALWAYS workin’ on it.
there. He looked low an high; the liddle
noises got louder as he approached his “Oh, YOU know, it’s that When he’s under it, I’m right there on
tool box. He peeked in. An there I was,
curled up, meowing as loud as I could, thing us cats do with our top of him, helpin.’ I’m a hunter, too.
which wasn’t very loud. Daddy picked
me up. I fit right in his hand, with room to front paws kinda Grip/Re- It’s an IN-stink. I often bring Daddy

lease over an over. Humans liddle gifts. An I REALLY like cud-

named it. I guess it reminds dlin.’ But only for a few minutes. An

’em of something.” only with Daddy. When he’s away, I

“Oh, yeah, I’ve seen you hang out in the house. I don’t even

spare. guys do that! Makin’ Biscuits, huh? know how many lives I already had.
“Daddy could
see I should really still be with So, where do you sleep?” All I know is This one is the BEST!”
my Mommy, but there were no other
cats anywhere nearby. So he bought “Sometimes with Daddy, but usu- Heading home I was thinking how
some human baby formula. And got me
all snuggly in his house. He took very ally out here, on top of Daddy’s Cross- in-TREE-ging cats are. Them an us
good care of me!”
“Woof! It is SO pawsome that he fig- fire convertible.” (dogs) are different in lotsa ways. But
ured out what to do!”
“I KNOW! Right away, he took me to There was a shiny black car in the (I’m ree-lizing) pretty much alike in
a vet to be sure I was OK an to get some
Kitten Raising Advice. When I was old garage with a black top, the kinda car others. So, when we make the effort,
enough, I got the No Kittens Procedure,
an went on grown-up cat food (my fa- humans call HOT! we get along just fine. Sorta like hu-
vorite’s Poo-Reena fish kibbles). I was
always happy, an smart, an mostly obe- “Woof! I bet you’re totally invisible mans.
dient (unless my way was better.) Pretty
soon, we discovered I love to be outside, up there! But isn’t your Dad scared Till next time,
just like Daddy.
“As a kitten, I really enjoyed chewing you’ll, like, scratch it?”
stuff: mostly Daddy’s belts, shoes an
sox. But that was just kitten buh-hav- -The Bonz“I do blend in. Stealthy, you know.”
ior. Now I prefer ‘Makin’ Biscuits’ on
She smiled a Very Catlike Smile. Then
continued, still smiling, “Well, yes,
the first time I jumped on it, I started

Making Biscuits, an Daddy quietly

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

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K642 J9873 10
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist A 10 6 K2 98743
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Barbara Hall, the creator and producer of “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia,” said, “You A 10 7 K92 8654
are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”
Bridge players usually make conscious choices, but occasionally an expert will produce a AQ5
bid or play because it “felt right” at the time. In this deal, though, North had the opportunity QJ5
to offer his partner a choice that worked very well. KQJ6
South had such a soft 18-point hand that he almost opened one no-trump. (The Kaplan-
Rubens evaluation method rates it at 15 points!) However, after South showed a balanced Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
18 or 19, North used New Minor Forcing to find out that partner had three-card spade
support. But he then made an excellent choice, continuing with three no-trump to offer The Bidding:
partner a choice of games, North’s sequence having guaranteed five spades. South had an
Pass Pass
Note that four spades had no chance, with one loser in each suit. 1 Diamonds Pass 1 Spades Pass OPENING
2 NT Pass 3 Clubs Pass
Against three no-trump, West’s best lead would have been a low heart. Then declarer would 3 Spades Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
have had to attack diamonds first to remove East’s entry to his long hearts. When West 7 Clubs
chose a low club, declarer won with dummy’s nine and played a spade to his queen. West
took the trick and shifted to a heart, but South won with dummy’s king and led a diamond.
East grabbed that trick and returned a heart, but the contract was safe.

In a 13-table duplicate, six other North-Souths reached three no-trump, each when North
raised two no-trump to three. The rest went down in four spades.

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1 Likelihood (11) 1 Love story (7)
9 Profess (5) 3 Swim or paddle (5)
10 Tycoon (7) 4 Perplex (6)
11 Underground passages (7) 5 Belongings (7)
12 Apportion (5) 6 Footpath (5)
13 Grasp (6) 7 Contribute (11)
15 Well-trodden (6) 8 Journey’s end (11)
18 Shopping mall (5) 14 Assembly room (7)
20 Help (7) 16 Duo (7)
22 Quiver (7) 17 Incline (6)
23 Snapshot (5) 19 Warn (5)
24 Raconteur (11) 21 Student (5)

The Telegraph

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

The Telegraph

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ACROSS 93 Some French 58 Awards on a wallThe Washington Post
landscapes 60 Blabby one
1 Reminder from Miss Manners 62 Separate
9 Perform the 95 Where to see a Ken Burns 64 Start of a Christmas hymn
documentary 65 R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps
function of
14 Tool ___ company 96 City near Long Beach dummy
20 Doctor, at times 100 Counsel, old-style 66 Agree to, as an objection
21 Drink noisily 101 Patriotic grp. 68 Enroll in
22 Canceling 102 It ends in alai 69 Botanist Gray et al.
23 1970s hit series 105 Civil wrong 71 Messy type
106 Instruments heard in Italian 74 Grow gray
(with The) 76 Actor Baldwin
26 Periods of adjustment restaurants 78 Pen some
27 Windward’s opposite 110 Humorless person’s
28 Holds words (to)
29 Martino and Molinaro retort 79 They can stop a train
30 Guy with a sound 114 De Maupassant tale 82 Actress Chase
115 ___ about 84 Section of Western Sahara
number 85 Coll. degrees
31 Some commuter flights (out of bed) 87 When Brits get that darjeeling
116 Does a press agent’s job
35 Purcell work 117 Shaker shaker? feeling
36 They lost to the 118 1970s model Cheryl 89 SNL producer Michaels
119 Workout woe 92 Passed on, as a dance
Olympians 94 News summaries
38 Dawn deity DOWN 97 “___, don’t mean
39 Wimbledon winner 1 Oscars adjective
2 Hand over, in a way maybe ...”
Smith 3 Law-office worker 98 Sample
42 First-class fuss 4 Storm clouds, e.g. 99 Breezing through, as an
44 Able to walk a 5 Parts of a coverup
6 Bully exam
chalk line 7 One with a will 101 Mustard city
46 “[It’s a] sin to prefer life ___” 8 Beethoven’s Third 102 Some sails
9 The NAACP, for one 103 Riding the waves
(Juvenal) 10 Clown’s place? 104 “___ never work!”
49 1977 epic 11 Wine cask 107 Track info
51 Painter’s partner 12 Pet sound 108 Short on thrills
53 Saint of oratorio fame 13 Nursery-rhyme couple 109 Meeting: abbr.
54 Choose 14 Auxiliary building 111 Coat accessory
55 Winter Palace 15 Somewhat pleasant 112 Wire service
16 M minus 489 113 See 61 Across
residents 17 Chef’s concoction
57 A spreading problem 18 Clive Cussler’s SPREADING THE WORDS By Merl Reagle
59 Fired on
61 Charlotte follower ___ Gold
63 Words to a genie 19 Couch-session subjects
64 Supper spears 24 Warm, dry winds: var.
67 Generator of a sort 25 Tombigbee R. state
69 Headline name of 32 Stays even (with)
33 Olden days
the 1950s 34 Clammed up
70 Two-time Nobelist’s 35 Out of use, as a wd.
36 Pulling equipment
first name 37 Chicken noodle, por ejemplo
72 Do a wholesaler’s job 40 Puny
73 Venomous marine denizen 41 Sure thing’s attraction
75 Roof material 43 Party crashers, e.g.
77 Levi’s successor 45 Epstein-___ virus
80 Vipers and cobras 46 Conical housing
81 Tonic that sponsored the quiz 47 “Mouth” opening
48 Made of money
show Twenty-One 50 Less natural, as a play
83 Côte de boeuf 52 Take a broom to again
86 Martyred apostle 56 Throw for a loop
88 Tag
90 Dancer Duncan
91 Brontë heroine
92 Compete in a Winter

Olympics event

The Telegraph

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Kids’ sports travel teams and out-of-bounds parents

BY CAROLYN HAX Reconcile any differences now, so you work from
Washington Post the same set of goals and plans. Those are 15 words
for a process that could take you 15 years to complete,
Dear Carolyn: Two of our three if ever. But there you go.

kids are on competitive travel sports Once you have something resembling consensus,
then you can decide who drives to practice, travels
teams. My husband and I disagree for tournaments, massages the budget, manages the
calendar. That’s the sane path through a world where
about the level of involvement we sanity often hides out in the parking lot. But that’s for
another column.
need to have in this.

I think it’s OK if they go to occa-

sional tournaments without a parent. Often we will

watch a teammate and then they do the same for us.

There are also a few optional camps this spring that I Hi, Carolyn: Two or three times a year, my sister-in-

think the kids should skip for financial and logistical law comes for a visit. She brings and uses what I think

reasons. My husband wants one of us at every tourna- is room deodorizer. I have repeatedly asked her not to. I

ment and wants to send the kids to the camps. am extremely sensitive to aftershave, perfumes or any

We are having a difficult time compromising on how kind of scent.

much of these activities is appropriate. How do we settle She has resorted to lying about it and blaming “the

this? –Anonymous guy she hugged” for infusing her with his cologne.

Our house always has windows open, and it’s fresh

Anonymous: If you can agree upon and execute an and clean. How can I get this woman to stop? Our guest
“appropriate” experience in youth sports, then please
share with the class. by that policy, then this isn’t about sports, it’s about room smells for weeks after she leaves. –A
boundaries. It’s not right for one parent to lay down
You won’t get anywhere near one, though, if your family laws that primarily burden the other. A.: Where’s your spouse in this? The only answer is,
husband talks “want” while you’re arguing “need.” “Fragrances affect my health. Either you stop using
So, start by defining your terms: them and stay here, or we help you find a hotel.”
For example: No, you don’t need to be at everything, ● What each of you thinks is necessary; responsible
when there are other team parents who are trustwor- or advisable; ideal. Which of these is logistically and Unfortunately, that answer requires your spouse’s
thy and cooperative, and your kids are comfortable financially possible. ● Which of these each of you is full support – so, if you don’t have it, then that’s the
with them. But if your husband wants to be there, willing to do. You may have to establish the founda- bigger problem you need to solve.
then that’s different. tion first: what you hope to accomplish by having
your kids on these teams. If there are any essential-oil fresheners you can tol-
And if he’s insisting on a policy that someone needs Then, what is or isn’t worth sacrificing to get there. erate, by the way, then try leaving those out for guests
to be there and you’re the one primarily affected seeking embarrassment-relief. 

Coughing too much?
You might need an

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Coughing too much? You might need an Otolaryngologist

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER ritation or infection in the throat or Dr. Seth Tudor.
larynx as previously thought, but
Everybody’s had a cough at one time rather a glitch in the nervous system. PHOTOS BY: DENISE RITCHIE
or another and, until recently, people
generally thought they knew what The two most common general
caused coughing and how best to treat types of coughs are “acute” and
it. Now, though, medical opinion on “chronic,” and it’s the medical view
the matter is shifting. of chronic cough that seems to be
changing now.
Studies from the National Insti-
tutes of Health, the Journal of Allergy According to NIH, “an acute cough
and Clinical Immunology, the Amer- is a cough that lasts for less than
ican Laryngological Association, three weeks and is usually caused by
the American Academy of Otolar- an upper respiratory tract virus in-
yngology and ENT Today magazine fection such as the common cold.
all strongly suggest certain types of
coughs are neurological in nature. “A cough that persists for more
than eight weeks is termed chron-
Never heard of a neurogenic ic. Chronic cough can persist for
cough? You’re not alone. months and years and remains a dif-
ficult problem to manage because
The concept “is new to a lot of peo- of our poor understanding of why a
ple,” says Dr. Seth Tudor, an Otolar- cough can be so persistent and also
yngology/ENT specialist with Stew- by the lack of effective antitussive
ard Health Care’s Sebastian River therapies,” which, plainly put, is the
Medical Center who has been keep- medical term for cough syrups or
ing up with the research. cough drops.

If someone has a neurogenic “However,” NIH continues, “there
cough, “it means the nerves inside of has been recent progress both in our
the voice box area have gotten hyper- diagnostic approach and in our gen-
sensitized and it results in having a eral understanding of the process of
chronic cough,” Tudor says. chronic cough,” which is most com-

That is, the root problem isn’t ir-

Collins & Montz monly called “neurogenic cough” in But there are medications to treat it.
the medical community. “There are more and more well-ac-
DCOESMNETTICI&SFTAMRILYY cepted medications to treat this now,”
Tudor clearly feels this new re- Tudor says. “Something like Gaba-
Experience the fusion of search is on the right track. pentin, which is kind of the first line
traditional values and of treatment for neurogenic cough. A
“Oh yes,” he says. “I would say so. lot of us are using that more and more
modern dentistry. People are very familiar with periph- these days.
eral neuropathy, where you get numb- “There are some other options; the
At Collins & Montz, DMD, ness and tingling in your feet. group of medications called tricyclic
we will focus on improving every anti-depressants also are used for
aspect of your smile for optimal “In diabetes, that’s from damage to this. Not for anti-depressant effect,
appearance, function, and comfort the nerves from having a chronically but for their effects on the nerves.
through our general family dentistry, elevated sugar level, but the same sort They’re kind of neuro-modulators,
and restorative procedures such as of thing can happen to other nerves, which means that with these hyper-
dental implants. Our comprehensive which can cause irritation in the sensitized nerves, we slow them down
range of services and dedication of throat” that has nothing to do with a bit.”
quality set us apart. Call today to a cold or flu virus or irritating aller- NIH agrees with Tudor. It says, “re-
gens. cent success in the treatment of neu-
schedule your appointment. rogenic cough with agents used for
Tudor says diagnosing a neurogenic treating neuropathic pain such as ga-
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(321) 725-6565 • MELBOURNEBEACHDENTISTRY.COM erything else that can cause a cough sistent cough for months or even years
before you can say, ‘Oh, this is just ir- that no one could figure out, it might
ritated nerves.’” be wise to obtain a referral to see an
Otolaryngologist or ENT like Tudor
That diagnosis probably starts with and talk about what’s new in treating
a visit to your primary care physician a chronic neurogenic cough.
followed by a chest X-ray and then a
visit to a pulmonologist and possibly Dr. Seth Tudor is with Steward Health
a visit to an allergist. Care’s Sebastian River Medical Center.
His office is at 12920 U.S. 1, Suite B in
“It’s not a quick diagnosis,” Tudor Sebastian. The phone number is 772-
explains. “We have to check out all 228-9808. 
of the systems that could be involved
first. It’s not quick. Sometimes it takes

That’s because, at present, there
is no test specifically for neurogenic

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STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST ferent germs that can make you sick. a germ, we develop natural immunity emerge many years later and causes
Mosquitoes may be the most com- to it from special cells in our immune a disease called “shingles.”
Q. Is it my imagination, but am I systems. Artificial or induced immu-
getting fewer fevers than I did when I mon insect carriers of disease. Mos- nity can come from vaccines. Handwashing is a simple and ef-
was younger? quitoes can transmit malaria. Fleas fective way to stop the transmission
that pick up bacteria from rodents Most infections caused by mi- of germs. Health care experts recom-
The immune system doesn’t func- can then transmit plague to humans. crobes fall into three major groups: mend scrubbing your hands vigorous-
tion as efficiently in older adults as it The tiny deer tick can infect humans acute infections, chronic infections ly for at least 15 seconds with soap and
does in younger people. The body’s fe- with Lyme disease. and latent infections. The common water.
ver response to infection is not always cold is an acute infection. Hepatitis
automatic in elderly people. More than We become immune to germs nat- C, which affects the liver, is a chronic It is especially important to wash
20 percent of adults over age 65 who urally and artificially. Before birth, viral infection. Chickenpox is an ex- your hands before touching food, after
have serious bacterial infections do not we received natural immunity from ample of a latent infection that can coughing or sneezing, after changing a
have fevers. our mothers. Once we are exposed to diaper, and after using the toilet. 

This brings us to germs, which are
defined as microbes that cause dis-
ease. Infectious diseases caused by mi-
crobes are the leading cause of death.

Microbes are microscopic organisms
that are everywhere. Some microbes
cause disease. Others are essential for
health. Most microbes belong to one
of four major groups: bacteria, viruses,
fungi or protozoa.

Bacteria are made up of only one
cell. Less than 1 percent of them cause
diseases in humans. Harmless bac-
teria live in human intestines, where
they help to digest food. Foods such as
yogurt and cheese are made using bac-

Some bacteria produce dangerous
poisons. Botulism, a severe form of
food poisoning, is caused by toxins
from bacteria. However, several vac-
cines are made from bacterial toxins.

Viruses are among the smallest mi-
crobes. They consist of one or more
molecules that contain the virus’
genes surrounded by a protein coat.
Most viruses cause disease. They in-
vade normal cells then multiply.

There are millions of types of
fungi. The most familiar ones are
mushrooms, yeast, mold and mildew.
Some live in the human body, usually
without causing illness. In fact, only
about half of all types of fungi cause
disease in humans. Penicillin and
other antibiotics, which kill harmful
bacteria in our bodies, are made from

Protozoa are a group of microscop-
ic one-celled animals. In humans,
protozoa usually cause disease. Some
protozoa, like plankton, are food for
marine animals. Malaria is caused by
a protozoan parasite.

You can get infected by germs from
other people in many different ways,
including transmission through the
air from coughing or sneezing, direct
contact such as kissing or sexual in-
tercourse, and touching infectious
material on a doorknob, telephone,
automated teller machine or a diaper.

A variety of germs come from
household pets. Dog and cat saliva
can contain any of more than 100 dif-

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Advanced prostate cancer treatable, but not curable

Dr. Raul Storey.


STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER certificate is likely to list “cancer” vere. And, if the cancer spreads to your about diagnosis.
rather than “prostate cancer” as the bones, it will cause bone pain and po- Modern diagnostic procedures
Most of what’s written about pros- cause of death. tentially catastrophic bone breaks,
tate cancer these days is about the too. such as transperineal biopsies – per-
early detection and treatment of the If advanced prostate cancer is diag- formed through the skin between the
disease. nosed, treatment can be draconian. For men with advanced prostate scrotum and the rectum rather than
cancer that all makes for something through the rectum itself – now help
That’s largely because early detec- No one is more aware of that than of a Hobson’s choice. minimize the risk of infection and
tion and early treatment are the ar- Dr. Raul Storey, an oncology and he- sepsis complications in early detec-
eas where there have been significant matology expert with Florida Cancer Castration – either surgical or tion procedures.
changes and improvements in recent Specialists. through medications – may well
years. put an end to bone and lymph node And there is vastly improved im-
“It has been since the 1940s,” Sto- pain by shutting off the production aging equipment and other opera-
But not a lot has changed since the rey explains, “that the correlation be- of testosterone, but as Storey says, tion room technology that allows
mid-1940s in the treatment of ad- tween testosterone and the growth of “patients can develop all the similar tissue samples to be collected from
vanced prostate cancer that has me- prostate cancer” was first recognized. side effects as someone without any multiple areas of the prostate gland
tastasized. hormone activity [including] night so cancerous cells can’t “hide” near-
Basically, he says, the male hor- sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, ly as easily as they used to.
Doctors can treat – but not cure – mone testosterone actually feeds or at fatigue, tiredness and gynecomastia
advanced prostate cancer, and the least triggers cancerous cells to grow. or the increase in the volume of the If you do have advanced prostate
treatments can be tough. breast tissue in men,” along with os- cancer, your best bet is to consult
“If we are able to suppress or elimi- teoporosis and overall decreases in an oncologist like Storey for a more
That’s pretty scary given that the nate the production of testosterone in bone mass. comprehensive review of your op-
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center says patients, we realized [the incidents tions which might also include che-
“prostate cancer is the most com- of] prostate cancer declined or im- There is, however, at least a little motherapy or radiation treatments.
mon cancer among men in the United proved. good news when it comes to treating
States [with] more than 192,000 cases advanced prostate cancer. If you don’t have prostate cancer,
are diagnosed each year.” The Ameri- That’s all well and good but the eas- the best move is to take advantage
can Cancer Society estimates some iest way to eliminate the production Certain drugs, including Eligard, of today’s vastly improved screen-
2,290 Floridians will die of the disease of testosterone involves a word few Lupron and Trelstar, suppress the ing and diagnostic advances and not
this year alone. men want to hear: castration. production of testosterone by the tes- wait for symptoms to appear.
ticles while two newly FDA approved
That last figure, however, may not So what happens when prostate medications, Xtandi and Zytiga, are Dr. Raul Storey is with Florida Can-
portray the full extent of the problem. cancer metastasizes that would make able to block testosterone production cer Specialists and Research Institute in
No one really knows how many cases castration sound like a viable option? in not only the testicles but in other Vero Beach. His office in Vero is at 3730
of prostate cancer – statewide or na- areas of the body such as the adrenal 7th Terrace, Suite 101, where the phone
tionally – go undiagnosed until the Well, for starters, in most cases, glands and the tumor itself. number is 772-581-0528. In Sebastian
cancer has spread to other parts of the the cancer spreads from the prostate his office is at 13060 U.S. 1. The phone
body. gland to the lymph nodes and then And there is even better news number there is 772-589-5814. 
into the bones. The abdominal pain
If and when that happens, a death caused by those lymph nodes being
attacked by cancer can be quite se-

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First Bites: Beach Burger, a cute new place to try

[email protected]

When Whiskey Beach Pub moved
south on A1A to the former Satellite
Breeze building, the focus seemed to
be on the massive Tiki bar parallel to
A1A. But we wondered what they might
do with the inside portion of the res-
taurant. Now we know.

Headline news: Wow! What a
transformation! The Whiskey Beach
Pub/Beach Burger folks completely
gutted that vintage building and it’s

Look and feel: Most of the place Spiral Meatloaf. Blackened The California Burger.
definitely looks and feels like a bar, but Mahi.
tucked inside the main building is the finished dinner and left by about 6:30 PHOTOS BY LEAH DUBOIS
cutest 1950s-style burger joint. To get p.m., so I can’t vouch for how late the
to the Beach Burger seating area that family-friendly vibe actually contin- Crab Cake
makes up the Beach Burger side, enter ues. My gut – based upon how much Sandwich.
on the southwest corner of the build- some of the folks were drinking at
ing. You’ll need to walk a few steps happy hour – tells me the earlier the RESTAURANT HOURS
through the bar area, but it will give better if you’ve got kiddos in tow. Noon to 9 p.m. daily
you a taste of the extensive renovations
to what was a very tired dining room Overall, we would definitely try Pub is open until 2 a.m.
bordered with banquettes. Now there’s Beach Burger again sometime. BEVERAGES
lots of dark wood, pool table and a very Full bar
nice bar, plus a place for live music or I welcome your comments, and en- ADDRESS
the open mic night that was setting up courage you to send feedback to me at 1462 Hwy A1A,
when we visited. [email protected] Satellite Beach
Food and Drink: We enjoyed our The reviewer is a Brevard resident who 321-777-7228
meal despite a couple of mild snafus. dines anonymously at restaurants at the
We ordered two appetizers, a basket expense of this newspaper. 
each of Onion Rings ($5) and Chili
Cheese Fries ($7). The onion rings
were excellent and came out nice and
hot. The fries, made with steak fries
covered in chili and cheese, were
pretty good, too. I chose a create-your-
own burger with mushrooms, grilled
onions and provolone ($12) and it was
juicy and tasty. My burger was defi-
nitely superior to my son’s dinner. He
ordered the Adult’s Grilled Cheese
sandwich ($7), but the kitchen forgot
to butter the outsides of his bread. The
cole slaw was missing from both of
our plates, but we did get our pickles.
And my mug of Amberbock was cold
and only $3.

Service: Our server Justin and the
manager of Beach Burger were very
friendly and attentive. Everything is
still new, so the operation isn’t seam-
less yet but they are trying really hard.
They make you feel welcome and well
taken care of.

Beach Burger stops serving at 9 p.m.,
but you can still get most of the menu
items at Whiskey Beach pub. Whiskey
Beach advertises a family friendly at-
mosphere until 10 p.m., then ages 21
and older only after 10 p.m. We had

30 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


A favorite red wine has been given a mellow makeover

STORY BY VICTORIA MOORE Altos Las Hormigas. Alberto Antonini.
The Washington Post
Antonini seeks now – along with other
Argentina forged its wine reputation like-minded winemakers – is “less mal-
on big, chunky reds – mostly made bec and more Argentina.” In other words,
from Malbec – which were lavishly more “terroir-driven” wines, with more
fruity and so thick you could almost of a sense of place.
cut them with a knife and fork.
Invariably, and most obviously, this
Dark and opaque, they were high in translates to a more careful use of oak.
alcohol and tasted like sweet plum jam Wood used to sit on some Argentinian
and liquorice, with the oak – so much wine like a thick black toupee on a sep-
charry, toasty oak (and not always the tuagenarian. The pricier the wine, the
greatest oak) – shouting over it. They more oak there might be. The move
were made with the intention (or hope) away from this means that now you
of grabbing attention and pleasing the don’t have to look hard to find wines
mass market and they did – very success- that have been made using no oak at all.
fully. But times – and the wines – have
been changing. Treating the grapes with a greater sen-
sitivity allows malbec’s finer character-
Alberto Antonini is one of those who istics – not just its fruity might – to shine
has been shaping the new direction. through. In wines made by forward-
The Tuscan-born oenologist first visited thinking producers such as Riccitelli,
Mendoza – Argentina’s main winemak- Mendel, Zuccardi, Bodega Colomé, Cat-
ing region – in 1995 and, excited by what ena Zapata, Achaval Ferrer and Pulenta
he saw, founded Altos Las Hormigas in Estate you find more elegance – there
the foothills of the Andes. might be violets, blueberries, damsons,
a silky feel, the sense of layers like voile,
Things went well – very well – but and sometimes also an earthy flavor.
just over a decade ago Antonini had a
terrible realization. “I didn’t drink my If you look for them, you’ll also find it’s
own wines. We were at the peak of our easier to find wines representing smaller
success – and I didn’t like them.” sites – a vineyard, or subregion, say. An-
other era for Argentinian wine. 
Antonini is an urbane, blazer-and-
trainered Italian with wine culture in
his veins, and this was uncomfortable
information for him to process. But
“my change comes only with my own
experience,” he says, philosophically.
“I don’t look at it as a mistake, it’s how
we got here.”

To understand what happened we
need to rewind to the Nineties when –
against a very difficult economic back-
drop – Argentina was at the very start of
its modern era of winemaking. I remem-
ber visiting the country in 1998 and tast-
ing a lot of bonarda and merlot, among
other grapes, and having conversations
with winemakers who were agonizing
about whether a focus on malbec might
end up holding the country back.

That may sound odd in hindsight,
given that Argentinian malbec has
been preposterously successful. Back
then everyone was clear that the grape
– whose European homeland is Cahors,
in south-west France – had great poten-
tial but some feared the consequences
of embracing a single grape too warm-
ly. What if it backfired and Argentina
gathered a reputation as a one-trick
pony capable only of producing a red
wine for which there was little demand?

Antonini was happy to back malbec,
though. “We [Altos Las Hormigas],” he
says, “were the very first to focus exclu-
sively on malbec.” From my perspective,
Altos Las Hormigas has always made
good wines within the parameters of
what it was trying to achieve, but what

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How to use Thanksgiving leftovers (if there are any)

The Washington Post

Thanksgiving leftovers can be ei-
ther a blessing or a curse, depending
on your perspective. The good: There’s
a whole lot of food that you’ve already
cooked. The bad: You don’t feel like
taking the trouble to reinvent the ex-
tras before you get tired of them.

To help you take advantage of the
bounty, I’ve collected a host of ideas to
use some of the more common parts
of the holiday meal. They cover a wide
spectrum in terms of how much work
you have to put into using them, so you
can find the right fit for your favorite

Turkey. I know, this is the leftover Cranberry sauce. As is, cranberry of the least fussy strategies is to puree pie???” Look, guys, it happens. Some-
content you’re really here for. Of all sauce makes a perfect day-after sand- any of these to incorporate into soup. times. Anyway, of course “extra” pie
the also-rans, the turkey is probably wich relish. It can also bring tartness Mashed potatoes (white or sweet) will is just fine served in its original form.
the most maligned, neglected and yet to otherwise sweet dishes, as a top- get you halfway to a shepherd’s pie, If you’re feeling particularly fiendish
versatile. If your biggest concern is dry per for waffles, pancakes, yogurt, or closer if you decide to use leftover (and maybe you didn’t overindulge
meat and how you can reuse it with the oatmeal and even ice cream. Speak- turkey and vegetables as the filling. on the holiday), you can incorporate
least amount of trouble, here’s a tip I ing of which, if you’re a fellow hearty Roasted vegetables can co-star with it into a milkshake. I think bite-size
uncovered in our archives from former soul who eats ice cream regardless of turkey in the aforementioned hash. pieces of pie would make another
Washington Post staffer Renee Schet- season, whip up a batch of your own great mix-in for homemade ice cream.
tler: “Simply fry it in copious amounts and swirl in dollops of cranberry af- Pie. I can guess the comments And this is a fun idea for a “pie parfait,”
of butter.” [Insert mind-blown emoji.] ter churning. For other sweet possi- now! “Leftover pie?? What is leftover from Serious Eats. 
bilities, cranberry sauce can go inside
Of course, one of the most reliable thumbprint cookies, rugelach or even Fine Dining, Elevated
standbys is the turkey sandwich. Re- a riff on sticky buns.
nee’s package from 2002 also included Exciting Innovative Cuisine
a mash-up of a Cobb salad and club Stuffing. In name alone, “stuff- Award Winning Wine List
sandwich that featured bacon, avo- ing waffles” sound like something
cado, mayo and red onion piled onto dreamed up for social media. But Unparalleled Service
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a hybrid experience. To be extra, you and/or gravy. Maple syrup is fair game
could turn the turkey into a falafel- as well, even more so if there’s sausage
esque meal. in the stuffing. (If not, now would be
the time to consider adding some to
Anything that requires a filling will the mix!) No waffle iron? Simply mix
take nicely to turkey, whether that’s ta- the stuffing with eggs and fry up indi-
cos, quesadillas, enchiladas, ravioli or vidual fritters in the skillet with butter
pot pies (bonus points if you have ex- or oil.
tra pie crust). Turkey is an ideal topper,
too, on pizza, salads and pasta, per- Potatoes or other vegetables. One
haps with a creamy Parmesan sauce.

And who could turn down a one-
skillet meal, especially after all the
cooking and cleaning for the holiday?
Enter hash, stir-fries and shredded
turkey warmed and tossed with bar-
becue sauce for a more seasonal spin
on pulled chicken.

Bread/rolls. Naturally, here’s what
to use for your sandwiches. Leftover
bread works well for bread pudding,
French toast and croutons, too. If all
else fails, blitz it in the food processor
and give yourself a good stash of bread
crumbs to keep handy in the freezer.

32 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Please send calendar information Surfside Grill located at the Sebastian Inlet State
at least two weeks prior to your Park (north entrance). $12 ticket fee includes the
park entry fee. For tickets, go to Melbourne Beach
event to Properties at 6680 A1A Monday through Friday.

[email protected] 6 The Swingtime Ensemble of the Mel-
bourne Municipal Band will be hosting a
ONGOING Dec. 30 | Lights, Wine and Cheese from 6-9 p.m. at Rockledge Gardens “Holiday Dance” featuring big band music at
the Melbourne Auditorium from 7-10 pm. Tick-
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 ets are $12 and reserved seating is available at
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A.

Melbourne Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. 6 “The Mystical Magi: The Mystery of the
the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Oceanside Star of Bethlehem.” a lecture by author
Pizza, 300 Ocean Avenue, Suite 6, Melbourne Beach. and psychic medium Mark Anthony about an-
cient mysteries surrounding the Star of Beth-
NOVEMBER lehem at Aquarium Dreams. Lecture begins at
7:30 p.m. Limited seating. Call 321-729-9495
29 To Dec. 1 Cocoa Beach Art Show and 1 Space Coast World AIDS Day Vigil begins Beach Library. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10
Street Fest Friday through Sunday, at 4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Baptist a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday night from 4-6 p.m. 6 The Indialantic Chamber Singers and the
and Cocoa Beach Firefighters Chili Fest Satur- Church at 474 King Street, Cocoa Space Coast Symphony Orchestra pres-
day and Sunday. Live music, food and dancing 3 Touch of Grey Rescue fundraiser Holiday ent, the 12th Annual Messiah Sing-Along con-
at 1 South Orlando Avenue. Visit https://cocoa- 1 Cocoa Beach Art Show and Chili Fest art Pawty, raffle, dinner, drinks at Cabana cert at 7 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Cath- for more information. show, live music, food and dancing. 8 a.m. Shores from 6-9 p.m. in Palm Shores, $75. olic Community in Viera. Free.
until 5 p.m. Located at 1 South Orlando Ave- Please visit
30 Lights, Wine and Cheese from 6-9 p.m. nue. Visit for 6 Selfies with Surfing Santa and Mrs. Claus at
at Rockledge Gardens. Live music, more information. 4 Sheriff Wayne Ivey will speak at the Eau Long Doggers Indialantic from 6-8 p.m. t-
Farmer’s Market, Holiday movies, S’mores, and Gallie Yacht Club to the Indialantic Rotary shirts on sale and giveaways of stickers and pins.
more. Discounted ticket for Toys for Tots dona- 1 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Club and the public about current events for For more information, please call 321-725-1115
tion. Tickets start at $5 for children and $10 for Entertainers of the Year 2019 Joe Mullins & the police department. Begins at 11:30 a.m.
adults, please visit https://www.eventbrite. the Radio Ramblers 7 p.m. 3550 S. Washington with lunch at noon. Tickets are $25. Call 321- 6 Commissioner Bryan Lober, District 2,
com/e/lights-wine-cheese-tickets-80156936555 Avenue, Titusville. For more information, visit 773-7747 for more information. open house for the holidays at the Merritt or call 321-222-7797. Island Service Complex to talk about commu-
DECEMBER 4-7 The South Beach Players present “In- nity issues and celebrate the season from 4-6
2-6 Friends of Satellite Beach Library Chil- telligent Life” to the stage at 7 p.m. p.m., refreshments served.
dren’s Holiday Book Sale at the Satellite Shows will be held in the banquet hall above the
7 “An Evening of Spirit Communication”
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN with author and psychic medium,Mark
in November 21, 2019 Edition 1 UNDERSTANDING 1 UPSURGE Anthony at Aquarian Dreams. Anthony will con-
8 SLANG 2 DEALS nect random audience members with loved
9 AWKWARD 3 REGULAR ones in spirit. Begins at 7:30 with limited seat-
10 RESOLVE 4 TRAVEL ing. Call 321-729-9495 for more information.
12 ENTIRE 6 IMAGINE 7 International stars”Vila and Khachtourian
14 SCHEME 7 GIDDY in Recital” at Eastminster Presbyterian
18 PEARL 13 TRAINER Church, Indialantic, performed on cello and pi-
20 EVASIVE 15 CHATEAU ano. Begins at 7:30 p.m., tickets $20 for adults,
22 TONIGHT 16 ELEMENT $15 for seniors. Call 321-723-8371
24 AGRICULTURIST 18 PITTA 7 8th Annual Ocean Reef Beach Festival,
19 LOGIC Pelican Beach Park, all day, arts, crafts,
21 IMARI music, beer, environmental groups, family
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Renovated beach house has
loads of light-filled space

5095 SR A1A, Melbourne Beach: 3-story, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2,799-square-foot home
offered for $1,250,000 by ONE Sotheby’s agents Gibbs Baum and Greg Zimmerman: 321-704-3025

34 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Renovated beach house has loads of light-filled space

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER “The way it was, you could see around ed to look out through double-sliding blue and gray backsplash echoing the
[email protected] the metal roof, and that was OK, but it glass doors to the covered balcony and ocean colors outside. There is a bonus
was right in the way so you would have natural world beyond. The spacious room with wet bar on the second floor.
The classic beach house at 5095 to look around it if you were sitting in en suite bathroom, which is flooded
State Road A1A is filled with natu- the living room. Now, no matter where with natural light from several win- The home was built to withstand
ral light and enjoys wonderful beach you are, you can see the waves across dows, features an oversize jetted bath- the beach environment, with an
views from windows and balconies. the entire view,’’ he said. tub, shower and walk-in closet. aluminum metal roof, no-rust vinyl
balcony railings and hardware, high-
The three-story, four-bedroom home Another even better view is found Also updated was the eat-in kitchen impact windows and storm shutters.
with three full baths and one half-bath on the third floor in the spacious mas- with breakfast bar featuring white It has a gated entry and high lot eleva-
has 2,799 square feet of air-conditioned ter bedroom suite with the bed orient- quartz countertops with a decorative tion to maximize the view.
living space and 3,351 square feet un-
der roof. Built in 2002, the house was
recently renovated in a clean, modern
style that opened up the floor plan and
views throughout the home.

Another important change during
renovations was replacing a pitched
roof over a backyard spa with a per-
gola or flat wooden roof-like frame
that lets light through.

The roof change was critical to
make full use of the view from the
second-floor combination living
room/dining room/ kitchen, said co-
listing agent Gibbs Baum, who was
familiar with the home’s former con-
figuration, having been involved in a
previous sale.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 35


5095 A1A,


The home features an oversized deserted stretch of sand, said co-list- go out there you are surfing with just Year Built: 2002
two-car garage, has the option to ing agent Greg Zimmerman, a surfer your neighbors. It’s not a crowded Bedrooms: 4
be sold furnished in a classic beach who lives nearby. beach at all,’’ Zimmerman said. Bathrooms:
house style, is in an ideal location for
surfing, and looks out over a nearly “There are not too many public ac- The home is being offered for 3 full bathrooms, 1 half-bath
cess points in the area so when you $1,250,000.  Construction: Concrete block

and poured concrete
Exterior finish:Stucco

Roof: Metal
Floor: Ceramic tile, wood

Home size:
2,799 square feet under air,
3,351 square feet under roof

Interior features:
Clean, modern design, wet
bar, walk-in closets, master
bathroom suite with oversized
jetted bathtub, shower, walk-in

closets, built-in vacuum
Exterior features:

Ocean-view balconies, vinyl
fencing, spa, pergola with
shower, storm shutters

Listing agency: ONE Sotheby’s
International Realty
Co-listing agents:

Gibbs Baum, 321-432-2009,
Greg Zimmerman 321-704-3025

Listing price: $1,250,000

36 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Nov. 15 to Nov. 21

The real estate market had a busy week in ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937. Satellite Beach led the
way with 16 transactions, followed by Melbourne Beach with seven, Indian Harbour Beach with six, and
Indialantic reporting three.
Our featured sale this week was of an oceanfront condo in Saltaire in Melbourne Beach. Unit 203 at 3135
South A1A was placed on the market Oct. 9 with an asking price of $795,000. The sale closed on Nov. 15 for
The seller in the transaction was represented by David Settgast of ONE Sotheby’s. The purchaser was
represented by Lorraine Ophardt of Cameruci Realty.



RIVER COLONY WEST SE 505 RIVERSIDE CIR 7/20/2019 $799,000 $774,000 11/15/2019 $730,000
SUNNYLAND BEACH S7 74 MOHICAN WAY 10/7/2019 $495,000 $495,000 11/15/2019 $483,000
HAWKS NEST AT AQUARI 717 SPANISH MOSS CT 4/8/2019 $465,000 $445,000 11/21/2019 $432,000
SOUTH SHORES PHASE 2 217 SALT GRASS PL 10/4/2019 $399,000 $399,000 11/15/2019 $360,000
ATLANTIC SHORES SUBD 20 COVE RD 20-E 10/28/2019 $315,000 $315,000 11/19/2019 $315,000


SHADY SHORES 3RD ADD 751 OAK RIDGE DR 4/18/2019 $899,000 $850,000 11/19/2019 $800,000
RIO VILLA NORTH P1 572 VERACRUZ BLVD 7/30/2019 $509,900 $497,000 11/18/2019 $475,000


OCEANA OCEANFRONT SAT BCH 1025 HIGHWAY A1A 905 8/29/2019 $699,900 $699,900 11/21/2019 $699,900
OCEANA OCEANFRONT SAT BCH 1025 HIGHWAY A1A 205 5/20/2019 $659,900 $669,900 11/21/2019 $669,900
OCEANA OCEANFRONT SAT BCH 1025 HIGHWAY A1A 202 6/5/2017 $659,900 $659,900 11/21/2019 $659,900
MARTESIA 116 MARTESIA WAY 10/10/2019 $499,000 $499,000 11/15/2019 $487,000
MONTECITO PHASE 1B 628 MONTEREY DR 9/15/2019 $469,900 $469,900 11/15/2019 $450,000
CRESTHAVEN SAT BCH 1 541 ROSADA ST 10/10/2019 $425,000 $425,000 11/18/2019 $410,000
NONE 295 HIGHWAY A1A 404 9/10/2019 $415,000 $415,000 11/19/2019 $402,500
MICHIGAN BEACH 4TH A 310 HARWOOD AVE 10/28/2019 $365,000 $365,000 11/20/2019 $365,000
EAU GALLIE SHORES 409 WILSON AVE 9/19/2019 $370,000 $360,000 11/20/2019 $350,000
AMHRST GRD SEC 5 U1 401 E AMHERST CIR 10/10/2019 $339,000 $339,000 11/15/2019 $345,000
OCEAN WALK CONDO 2225 HIGHWAY A1A 305 7/10/2019 $359,000 $344,000 11/15/2019 $315,000
S PATRICK SHORES 2S 720 PELICAN DR 8/20/2019 $329,900 $316,999 11/15/2019 $300,000
EASTWIND CONDO PH II 1455 HIGHWAY A1A 208 8/8/2019 $325,000 $310,000 11/21/2019 $295,000
SORRENTO VILLAGE 44 SORRENTO CT 8/22/2019 $268,000 $259,400 11/19/2019 $262,400
GOLDEN BEACH ESTATES 940 FLOTILLA CLUB DR 10/14/2019 $285,000 $285,000 11/18/2019 $258,000
MONTECITO PHASE 2B 151 REDONDO DR 5/25/2019 $289,900 $259,999 11/15/2019 $258,000
TOWNHOUSE ESTATES NO 605 N DESOTO LN 10/15/2019 $245,000 $245,000 11/18/2019 $245,000
SEA VILLA CONDO 1425 HIGHWAY A1A 18 9/30/2019 $249,000 $249,000 11/18/2019 $245,000
INDIAN HRBR BCH S11 1207 SEMINOLE DR 7/26/2019 $265,000 $249,900 11/15/2019 $226,688

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 28, 2019 37


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach S7, Address: 74 Mohican Way Subdivision: Atlantic Shores Subd, Address: 20 Cove Rd 20-E

Listing Date: 10/7/2019 Listing Date: 10/28/2019
Original Price: $495,000 Original Price: $315,000
Recent Price: $495,000 Recent Price: $315,000
Sold: 11/15/2019 Sold: 11/19/2019
Selling Price: $483,000 Selling Price: $315,000
Listing Agent: David Settgast Listing Agent: Gibbs Baum &
Gregory Zimmerman
Selling Agent: One Sotheby’s International Selling Agent:
One Sotheby’s International
Carrie Wam
Jennifer Weatherholt
RE/MAX Alternative Realty
One Sotheby’s International

Subdivision: Hawks Nest At Aquari, Address: 717 Spanish Moss Ct Subdivision: Rio Villa North P1, Address: 572 Veracruz Blvd

Listing Date: 4/8/2019 Listing Date: 7/30/2019
Original Price: $465,000 Original Price: $509,900
Recent Price: $445,000 Recent Price: $497,000
Sold: 11/21/2019 Sold: 11/18/2019
Selling Price: $432,000 Selling Price: $475,000
Listing Agent: Carola Mayerhoeffer & Listing Agent: Kim Fraser
Renee Winkler
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Fraser Group, Inc
One Sotheby’s International
Renee Winkler &
Eileen Smith Carola Mayerhoeffer

Hart To Hart Real Estate, Inc. One Sotheby’s International

38 Thursday, November 28, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Oceana Oceanfront Sat Bch, Address: 1025 Highway A1A 905 Subdivision: Holladay Manor Condo, Address: 1318 S Miramar Ave 102

Listing Date: 8/29/2019 Listing Date: 2/22/2019
Original Price: $699,900 Original Price: $164,900
Recent Price: $699,900 Recent Price: $164,900
Sold: 11/21/2019 Sold: 11/20/2019
Selling Price: $699,900 Selling Price: $160,000
Listing Agent: Jason Soares Listing Agent: Jim Udischas

Selling Agent: Blue Oceans Realty LLC Selling Agent: Charles Rutenberg Realty

Leann Schneider Jennifer Weatherholt

Grand Star Realty of Brevard One Sotheby’s International

WATERFRONTBREVARD.COM Subdivision: Sea Villa Condo, Address: 1425 Highway A1a 18

Original Price: $249,000
JUST LISTED! Recent Price: $249,000
Sold: 11/18/2019
Selling Price: $245,000
Listing Agent: Sandy Legere

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Angelique Jones

Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

505 Sanderling Dr. · $635,000 Subdivision: Amhrst Grd Sec 5 U1, Address: 401 E Amherst Cir
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms · 3,430 SF
Foyer with 22ft ceilings, huge patio & pool, fully renovated! Listing Date: 10/10/2019
Original Price: $339,000
Sheri Hufnagel 321.501.4243 Recent Price: $339,000
Sold: 11/15/2019
Listing Agent: Annalisa & Peter Bizzarro

Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

Elizabeth Braun

Classique Properties of Brev.

842 Sanderling Dr. · $ 554,000 508 S River Oaks Dr. · $549,000 Subdivision: Sorrento Village, Address: 44 Sorrento Ct
4 Beds + Office, 3 Baths · 2,727 SF 4 Beds, 2 Baths · 2,198 SF

Located in The Sanctuary Huge double lot, sparkling pool
David Curri 321.890.9911 Brandon Chesser 321.216.7232

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Listing Date: 8/22/2019
Original Price: $268,000
Sold: 11/19/2019
David Curri Broker/Owner Selling Price: $262,400
Listing Agent: Katherine Lechner & Emily Carew
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Kristen Romandetti
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Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC
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