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CHARTER-ING Mast vows action on
A NEW PATH county issues in D.C.
IN NEW DIGS
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent by Citizens for Clean Water. It was
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent a demonstration — folks send-
Brian Mast stood with a cane on ing a message to Tallahassee and
The future looks brighter – and his prosthetic legs at Stuart Beach. Washington, D.C.: Buy land south
bigger – at Somerset College Pre- of Lake Okeechobee and stop the
paratory Academy. It was July 2. The day was hot perpetual discharges of its nutri-
and getting hotter. ent-polluted waters into the St.
The St. Lucie West charter high Lucie and Indian rivers.
school, under the leadership of His wife, Brianna, and their
Principal Erika Rains, has main- young children were with him. He By early afternoon, hundreds
tained a state-designated high split his attention between return- stood in ribbon-marked lines to
ranking status for three years, and ing well-wishers’ greetings, and
is now expanding its focus. watching his children. spell out “Buy the land.”
Mast showed no
Six weeks ago, the academy It wasn’t an Indepen-
moved into its own state-of- dence Day weekend sign that he was cam-
the-art facility on NW California family beach outing. paigning.
Boulevard, having leased space That day thousands
at IRSC until now. The move is were at Stuart Beach. By all appearances,
occurring in conjunction with an Only a handful were he was taking a break
impending expansion to include sunning. Even fewer from running for
middle schoolers. In August of were swimming. Congress to be part
next year, Somerset will induct its of something bigger
first sixth-grade class. Then-congressio- than himself — pro-
nal candidate Brian tests sparked by the
Brianna Zirger, who began as Mast was attending proliferation of blue-
a student when the school first the Hands Across the
opened five years ago and is now Sand event organized CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
CONTINUED ON PAGE A9 ... and vets nursing home high on list
Principal Erika Rains stands in front of the new BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent eran leaders on Tradition Park-
Somerset College Prep facility. At left, liberal arts/ way for a press conference about
Recently-minted Congress- a then-unnamed state veterans
math teacher Cosimo Marcantonio works out an man-Elect Brian Mast said if the nursing home that was going to
equation before presenting it to his students. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN proposed Ardie R. Copas State Vet- be built across the road from The
erans’ Nursing Home isn’t making Brennity at Tradition.
progress when he gets sworn in on
Jan. 3, he’ll make sure it does. “We hope to have groundbreak-
ing by late 2015,” Murray said at a
“I’m going up there (to Wash- press gaggle that day. He added,
ington, D.C.) and I’m going to have “We hope to have shovels in the
a voice,” Mast said. ground by this time next year.”
So far, Tradition has waited for There was a collective cheer in
two years. Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County
and the Treasure Coast. A couple
On Dec. 12, 2014, the Florida months earlier, the Florida Cabi-
Department of Veteran Affairs’
communications director, Steve CONTINUED ON PAGE A9
Murray, stood alongside local vet-
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Brian Mast. BRIAN MAST ary. Both are bilateral amputees. The designing was delayed into 2016, then
The freshman representative is asking the federal government insisted that the
FILE PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 state use a newly-implemented design
congressional leadership for two House standard that would have increased the
green algae entering the St. Lucie and Indi- committee assignments: Veterans Affairs cost of the home construction from about
an rivers, and even the Atlantic, from Lake and Transportation and Infrastructure. $38 million to almost $60 million.
That guy standing on the beach plans to “The federal government is getting in
Mast knows a lot about fighting for what turn his citizen protest into governmental the way by changing the rules in the mid-
he believes it. The former Army sergeant action for cleaner water. dle of the conversation,” Mast said.
lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan while
serving in support of Operation Enduring “We have major infrastructure issues in Mast said he hopes to use his life and
Freedom. That was in 2010. my area and water issues related to infra- political successes to inspire youths — par-
structure,” Mast said in a telephone inter- ticularly those in blighted areas with seem-
After going through rigorous rehabili- view. “Our coastal area is being decimated ingly few prospects — to consider joining
tation, Mast attended Harvard University by it.” the military.
and moved to the area shortly before an-
nouncing a run for the congressional seat. If Mast gets on the House Committee “No. 1, I am a firm believer that the mil-
on Transportation and Infrastructure, he’ll itary made me a better person,” Mast said.
After that July day on the beach, there have increased sway with federally-funded
was a Republican primary in August. Mast waste-water management projects, among He said the military teaches youths
won his party’s nomination against five ri- other things that affect the Comprehensive self-discipline, leadership and so-called
vals. Then there was a general election in Everglades Restoration Plan. “soft skills,” such as neatness and punc-
November. Mast beat Democratic oppo- tuality. “I’m going to try to work with my
nent Randy Perkins in that election. The other committee assignment, Vet- local kids coming out of high school to do
eran Affairs, could give Mast sway over an- a Saturday morning (physical training) ses-
Now, Representative-elect Brian Mast is other important issue to Tradition — the sion and bring some of my military peers
heading to Washington, D.C. to represent proposed Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ to come out and talk with them,” Mast said.
the 18th Congressional District. The dis- Nursing Home.
trict includes St. Lucie and Martin coun- He also aims to have intimate, sup-
ties, and the northern part of Palm Beach The Florida Cabinet approved construc- port-group style meetings in the district
County. tion of the proposed home in Tradition with veterans.
back in 2014. The home will be construct-
He’ll start his new job Jan. 3. Mast en- ed under a Department of Veterans Affairs “Because I get a public profile, I want
ters Congress as something of a celebrity. grant program. those who recognize me as a veteran to
He will be one of two global war on ter- know I cry on Veterans Day,” Mast said.
rorism veterans with catastrophic com- The VA will pay 65 percent of construc- “I cry on Memorial Day. I cry when I hear
bat-related injuries. The other, Tammy tion costs if Florida pays the other 35 per- ‘Taps.’ Let them know there’s not a dang
Duckworth, has been in the House of cent and operates the home. thing to be ashamed of.”
Representatives serving Illinois’ 8th Dis-
trict. She’s moving to the Senate in Janu- The Florida Department of Veteran Af- Mast is replacing outgoing U.S. Rep. Pat-
fairs, a state department not associated rick Murphy. He vacated the seat to run for
with the federal veterans department, the Senate.
aimed to get construction started in 2015.
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St. Lucie County (EDC) and its partners an- and the City of Port St. Lucie. “Together we’re We’re looking at outstanding growth during
nounced a business relocation to St. Lucie demonstrating once again that the Trea- the next 18 months, to the tune of 200 per- ty Commission Chairman Chris Dzadovsky
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VETERANS NURSING HOME to pay the other 35 percent and SOMERSET PREP
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 operate them. The state applied CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
net unanimously approved a site selection for a grant to build what became an enrollment officer there, says there is
committee’s recommendation that the state high demand for adapting its program for
build its seventh veterans nursing home the Copas home back in 2012. It middle-school students.
in Tradition. The good news came during
a time of failed or failing economic-devel- got an initial green light from the “I definitely think with the expansion,
opment projects in Tradition, likely leaving we’ll be able to reach a lot more students,”
Port St. Lucie taxpayers on the hook for VA, so the Florida Legislature ap- says Zirger. “Our intention is to start them
more than $100 million. Other communi- as small as possible, so they know that these
ties facing their own lingering economic proved about $100,000 for a site are the expectations. So when they do go
woes after the great recession – Collier and into college, they’re super prepared.”
Marion counties – challenged the site-selec- search during its 2013 session.
tion committee’s recommendation, making Not everyone agrees that the expansion
St. Lucie County go to the mat for the home. With the site selected in 2014, will be a benefit to the community. Last
September, when Somerset initially ap-
There was a good reason for the conten- Site of planned Ardie R. Copas State the state veterans department plied for the build-out, it was denied by the
tion. Veterans’ Nursing Home in Tradition. got to work in 2015 designing the St. Lucie School Board. In February, Som-
erset appealed to the Fourth District Court
Murray said back in 2014 that when it was proposed facility. The state was of Appeals, and the denial was overturned.
running the home — which got the name The school district has since chosen to fight
Ardie R. Copas after the Fort Pierce Medal of other construction projects in Tradition are getting design phases approved by the feds the decision, but the expansion will be pro-
Honor recipient — it would employ about tected by Somerset’s high performing sta-
190 and add about $7 million a year in wag- underway and the region’s employment pic- along the way. Then the federal VA adopted tus, which under Florida statute allows the
es to Port St. Lucie, along with another $5 school to add new grade levels. The School
million in locally-purchased products and ture has improved in two years. Still, the de- new design standards for its grant program Board could not be reached for comment.
services. When Murray gave the press con-
ference, unemployment in St. Lucie County lay is frustrating folks locally and throughout and insisted Florida use them with Copas. Because the academy is a charter school,
was at 6.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted. it is allowed to tailor its curriculum to meet
the state. Florida has just short of 900 veter- Not only did that toss finished design the individual needs of the students. That,
With the Cabinet’s vote, Tradition’s streak in combination with a small student pop-
of bad economic-development luck seemed ans’ home beds. The federal VA figures the work, that move pushed the likely cost of ulation, helps create a custom-made envi-
over – the veterans nursing home looked ronment for the young learners. “One of the
like the beginning of a turnaround. state’s 1.5 million veterans need about 4,050. construction from about $38 million to al- things that makes charter schools differ-
ent is that they do not necessarily have to
Murray’s “this time next year” has come The state and federal governments got most $60 million. follow the district’s pacing guide, scope or
and gone. Twice.
into a spat over the Ardie R. Copas State That presented a big hitch, because the CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
Shovels haven’t hit the ground, although
Veterans’ Nursing Home at the beginning of Florida Legislature had approved initial
this year, but Murray recently told St. Lucie funding for the state’s share of construction
Voice it looks close to being resolved. A fed- costs during the 2015 session, which ended
eral list of grant awards to states to build or in May. Under normal circumstances, the
refurbish veterans homes was expected last Legislature would have to approve taking
month. It didn’t happen. more funds out of the veterans’ homes trust
The state veterans department is cer- fund. That couldn’t happen until the 2016
tain that sufficient funding for the Ardie R. session.
Copas home will be part of the VA’s grant- The state asked the federal government
award list. “So, we can break ground around to up its share of construction costs to
February or so,” Murray said. speed construction. The federal govern-
The federal VA has a grant program in ment hemmed and hawed at the request.
which it pays up to 65 percent of the con- All along, Murray said the state had no Plan
struction or refurbishing costs for approved B, but was determined to get construction
state nursing homes. The states must agree started.
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
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Julian “Pepe” Greve, 84, of PGA Village in helped graduating students get jobs and
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tive with Tech Prep, helping in the schools can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
Mr. Greve was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to of business, web design and computer with the family she loved. But in the
the late Louis and Eliza Greve. programming, and automotive in high caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
schools. quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Mr. Greve was a former railroad employee Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
starting in Cleveland, but through the years In the early 1990s, Mrs. Lavallee and her To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
traveled as his railroad work moved around late husband created the Rhode Island Club (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
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CLARE MARIE LAVALLEE, 76 time she was able to spend with families,
Port St. Lucie and she cherished the time spent at family
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passed away Dec. 4. She was born in Warren, Mrs. Lavallee is preceded in death by her
R.I. husband, Ronald Lavallee, and siblings Bob,
Charlie, Jimi and Frank.
She graduated from Rodger Williams Uni-
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in East Providence, R.I. gela, Alicia, Peggy and Ashley; siblings Mary,
Kathy, Pat, Angela and Maureen; daugh-
She married her late husband, Ronald, in ter-in-law Joann Briere; son-in-law Scott
1975 and moved with him to Florida in July Bogden; grandchildren Sean, Joey, Tara,
1987. She was employed with the St. Lucie Brianna, Autumn, Kayla and Vincent; and
County School District. She also worked for great-grandchildren Michael and Charlie
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Hi Dog Buddies! though her hair were lot- Sug. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE we’re in important meetings
sa dark polka-dots (like with LAW-yers.”
This job NEVER gets old! This week I met leopard spots) all over her “I reckon it is. Wouldn’t trade it for
a genu-wine Florida Cracker pooch named pink skin. She had a white nothin’! Me and Daddy usta go huntin’ “I SEE,” I replied, skill-
Sug (as in “sug-ar”) Gunter. She’s a super blaze, black mouth, brown out on the lease. He taught me trackin’! I fully changing the subject.
pretty Catahoula Leopard dog who works eyes with ice blue around hadda wear a harness. When Daddy put “Whaddya do when you’re
at the Indian River Farms Water Manage- the edges, and the cutest it on me, I knew we were going to work. off work?”
ment District office with her Dad, David, half-bobtail. Then he’d clip on this 25-foot-long static
who’s The Boss. line, so he could keep track o’ me but not “Play with my human
We went into her office, have to get drug through a lotta under- niece and nephew, Lily an
It was already burnin’ daylight, but still and Sug settled into her brush. I learned how to trail a scent like Tripp. Play in the sprinkler!
early, when me and my assistant got to daybed. “You’re a Florida you wouldn’t buh-LIEVE, and I never got An we got this ol’ stray cat
Sug’s office, out in the boonies, and she’d native, I hear,” I said. tricked by a false trail. I can follow a scent out here, Rusty. Him and
already been workin’ for a while. The nice for half uh mile cuz I have an outstand- me do lotsa chasin’ around.
receptionist, Debbie, led us back to where “Yessiree. My Forever ing nose and Super Pooch hearing! Dad- I’ll zoom up and swoosh
Sug was, a big kinda garage with a bunch Daddy had met my pooch dy even used me to teach other humans the feet right out from un-
of machines. Sug gave a coupla friendly Mom’s sister, Aunt Scout. about tracking. We’d go out on the lease der him and he goes a’flyin’.
woofs (nice alto voice) to let us know she She was a cur dog, and and I’d git to RUN! I LOVED it!! Now I’m Then he’ll go to hissin’ at me.
was In Charge, then came up for the Wag he liked her right away. consumed with squirrels. They like tuh So I give him a big ol’ bark.
and Sniff. So when Daddy heard my aggravate the spots right off me, but now Yep, good ol’ Rusty. I usta
pooch Mom and Dad – a I got them little critters figgered out. I go play Frisbee with Daddy. I’d
“Hey there, Bonzo, honey. I’m Sug Gunt- cur and a Catahoula Leop- into my Cat Creep and park myself right jump way high to catch it.
er. This here’s my Daddy, David. And this’s ard, living on a ranch up by the bird feeder so they can’t get at it. But I blew out my ACL and
my buddy, Tim. He works here, too. You near Claremont – were ex- Drives ‘em nuts!” hadda have surgery. I was
met Debbie, right? My Momma’s Alice. pecting puppies, he said, ‘I on leash rehab for 3 months.
She’s home.” Want One!’ So him an Mom- “Of uh mornin’, I’m out in the com- Like to drove me and Daddy
ma went up and picked ME pound, makin’ sure the guys get goin’ on crazy. So no more Frisbee.”
“Pleased to meet you Miss Sug,” I said. outta the litter. I rode back their equipment, with No Loiterin’. And I
Her short coat was all white ‘cept for her home with ‘em. That was in February ride shotgun in the truck with Daddy. We “Soggy Dog Biscuits!”
dark brown face and ears. And showin’ 2013, and I’ve been ridin’ with Daddy ev- Check Stuff Out. I got my own travel crate “Mostly I just wanna be with Daddy. If
ery day since.” (got one at home, too). With camo covers. he hasta leave me in the office, I give him
When there’s just me and Debbie in the of- the Stink Eye. But when he’s workin’ on the
“Sounds like an exciting life,” I said. fice, if I detect a sound or smell that don’t welder or somethin’, it gets real loud and
seem right, I make a pretty good racket. I there’s sparks a’flyin’, so I go outside. If the
A UNIQUE GIFT IDEA! can sound real scary, too! Bad guys do NOT door shuts, I go around to the front and
wanna mess with THIS pooch.” look in the window so’s Debbie’ll let me
What do you get for someone that already has everything? back in.”
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Scan-do: New 3-D imaging spots early breast cancers
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer “While nearly all can- only $64 for such a scan, which seems quite
[email protected] reasonable considering the group invested
cers will be apparent in roughly $1 million in this new technology.
What you can’t see can still hurt you.
Worse, it can sometimes kill you. fatty breasts,” NIH con- What might surprise people is that the
aforementioned $1 million didn’t buy any
That’s especially true when it comes to tinues, “only half will flashy new scanners or massive pieces of
breast cancer, and efforts to detect this equipment. It bought algorithms. Software.
deadly disease go back a good deal further be visible in extremely Software which takes the image from a 2-D
than most people realize. mammogram and converts it, layer by layer,
dense breasts. This re- into a 3-D image.
What we now call “modern” mammog-
raphy didn’t become commonly available sults, at least in large Or, as Nagel explains it, “When you do
in this country until the late 1960s, and the 2-D, it’s like putting a book in for the mam-
American Cancer Society didn’t official- part, from the mask- mogram. You’re seeing all the pages super-
ly endorse its use until 1976. But the very imposed on one image. When we do 3-D, it
first steps in detecting breast cancer in its ing or camouflaging of allows us to look at all of those little individ-
earliest stages actually date to 1913 when a ual pages that make up that book.”
German surgeon, Dr. Albert Salomon, pub- non-calcified cancers by
lished a study on using X-rays to detect “ma- This new 3-D technology has only been
lignant entities” hidden inside breast tissue. the surrounding dense in full operation at VRA since October, but
Nagel says she is more than pleased with the
Today, Dr. Heather Nagel knows a thing tissue.” Dr. Heather Nagel. results so far.
or two more about detecting those malig- And while it may seem
nant entities than Dr. Salomon probably PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or 3-D
ever imagined. After 23 years with Vero Ra- breast scanning is currently available at
diology Associates, she has witnessed major somewhat inappropriate Vero Radiology as well as in Melbourne and
technological leaps, including one of the Rockledge through Health First Diagnostic
most recent developments: Digital Breast to refer to a woman’s breasts as being either came up with standard terminology that we Centers. In St. Lucie County, both Radiology
Tomosynthesis, or 3-D breast scans. all stick to it.” Imaging Associates and the St. Lucie Medical
“fatty” or “dense,” Dr. Nagel steps in to offer Center offer 3-D breast scans.
“The Achilles Heel of [traditional] screen- Too much creativity in descriptions, Na-
ing mammography,” according to the Na- a medical definition. gel warns, “can create a lot of confusion.” Dr. Heather Nagel is the Director of the
tional Institutes of Health, “is the detec- Women’s Imaging Center at Vero Radiology
tion of cancer in women with radiographic “It’s not a derogatory thing,” she explains. Density descriptions aside, the Journal of Associates, 3725 11th Circle. The phone num-
dense breasts. the American Medical Association reports ber is 772-0163.
“It’s just a description of the composition of that 3-D mammography finds “significant-
ly more invasive cancers than a traditional
the breast. Every woman is a little bit dif- mammogram.”
ferent as far as how much glandular tissue Still, not everyone has embraced 3-D
mammography. While Medicare approved
and density she has in her breasts. When we it in 2014 and agreed to pay for it in 2015,
many insurance companies still call it “not
look at a mammogram we usually quantify medically necessary” or “experimental,”
and will not pay for 3-D scans.
it, or kind of qualify it, and put them in cat-
Fortunately for those with stingy insur-
egories. ance companies, Vero Radiology charges
“It’s a standard part of an imaging re-
port,” says Nagel. “We state what their den-
sity is. In the old days we used to say mild,
moderate, fatty and dense. Now we say fat-
ty, scattered, heterogeneously dense and
dense. The American College of Radiology
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DRINK OF DISASTER? WE’RE IMBIBING WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR “Because
BY JAE BERMAN | The Washington Post taste, the ritual or the caffeine kick, but for bitters for some healthy flavor. You may be
the sugar rush that comes with it. Either we amazed at how much less alcohol you drink care should
It would be a sad state if the only solution are adding several spoons of sugar on our when you decrease the sugar content! always
to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. own, or we are frequenting coffee shops that
To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice add loads of syrups and sweeteners. Many Take a moment and start to notice how come first”
cream and the oh-so-perfect chocolate chip mochas, flavored lattes and other coffee many teaspoons of sugar you have in a day.
cookie would be a true shame. drinks have at least five teaspoons of added Read the ingredients in addition to the label Ira S. Pearlstine, MD
sugar. to see whether sugar is added to the drinks
Yet we hear so much about the need to and foods you are consuming. Then decide JOIN TODAY
decrease added sugars. Research strongly Alcohol: Some cocktails have so much if you want to make a change and decrease
indicates that sugar consumption is asso- sugar that they are like liquid candy. Wine your total intake. Only A Few
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Soda: One 12-ounce can has nearly 10
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gest pouring a small serving (two to four
ounces) on occasion, and savoring each sip.
Really, sip it.
Juice: Just 12 ounces of orange juice, even
if it’s from 100 percent fruit, has just over
eight teaspoons of sugar. That’s a lot of sugar
in one glass. So try to drink less of it.
Sports drinks: These drinks were creat-
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Tea: There are countless fantastic teas
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There are herbal teas that are berry-, citrus-,
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spoonfuls of sugar in the cup, notice how
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TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Another strong week on the local real estate market saw 13 single-family residences and lots sold from
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 8116 Kiawah Trace. First listed in July for
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The second-best sale of the week was the residence at 11786 SW Westcliffe Lane. Originally on the
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 8116 KIAWAH TRACE 7/5/2016 $474,900 12/8/2016 $445,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11786 SW WESTCLIFFE LANE 6/13/2016 $499,900 12/9/2016 $395,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 850 SW ST TROPEZ COURT 6/13/2015 $429,900 12/5/2016 $367,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8837 FIRST TEE ROAD 9/6/2016 $379,000 12/9/2016 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5888 NW LEAH DRIVE 10/4/2016 $278,000 12/8/2016 $222,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9581 SW GLENBROOK DRIVE 10/18/2016 $222,500 12/8/2016 $199,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7306 SEA PINES COURT 4/9/2016 $210,000 12/5/2016 $197,410
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11483 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 9/14/2015 $197,410 12/6/2016 $180,000
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Listing Date: 6/13/2016 Listing Date: 6/13/2015
Original Price: $499,900 Original Price: $429,900
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BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer
1 The Beach Boys are playing
the Kravis Center Friday
night, tossing a couple of holiday
numbers into the usual lineup of
classic surf rock. Founding band
member Mike Love and longtime
singer and keyboardist Bruce
Johnston head up the resurrect-
ed group, which tours about 150
days out of the year.
Johnston still claimed to be
surfing at 72 last year, his 50th
year with the band. He joined the
group as bass player filling in for
Glen Campbell, who was filling in
for Brian Wilson, who was busy
in the studio. He wrote a few hits
for the group including “Endless
Harmony,” but his biggest claim
to fame came in 1975 when he
wrote “I Write the Songs,” record-
ed by Barry Manilow and winning
a Grammy for Song of the Year.
That didn’t make Brian Wilson
too happy. He didn’t get a Gram-
my until 2013.
2 The State Ballet Theatre of
Russia brings its 60 danc-
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There’s no place like The book on Backus: Author
says artist was underrated
Hfor tOhe HMolidaEys
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent entirely with a palette knife, are his best
Be a part of the community that you [email protected] work. In the 1960s, he had cataract sur-
will love to call home! The Brennity gery and he started using a brush. His
communities offer an active social life, If you want to see Florida, the Florida progress was the reverse of most artists.
superior dining, spacious floor plans, of rustic fishing camps, solitary beaches, Most start realistic and loosen up. He
wellness programs, maintenance-free and mangroves and palms, you need look started with the palette knife expression-
living, and a wide array of no further than the paintings of Albert Er- ism and then went into the more mani-
amenities to choose from. nest (A.E. “Bean”) Backus. cured landscapes.”
Our friendly residents and dedicated The artist lived from 1906-1990 and his Kuzmanovic has several theories about
associates look forward to sharing the Fort Pierce studio was open to everyone. why Backus is not better known outside
reasons why they love to call The Brennity The Backus Museum in Fort Pierce, re- of Florida.
at Tradition and The Brennity at Vero cently renovated and just reopened, was
Beach their home. the location for a recent lecture by Na- “Backus’ biggest drawback in the gen-
tasha Kuzmanovic, who holds a Ph.D. in eral art public was that he worked in Flor-
Homes • Independent Living • Assisted art history and has written a new book, ida and was a representational artist,”
Living • Memory Care “Tropical Light: The Art of A.E. Backus.” she said. “He needed to be north of the
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Personalized Tour! In a lengthy interview, Kuzmanovic partments, nothing has happened south
spoke about the influences on the artist
BrennityTradition.com BrennityVeroBeach.com and why she feels he is underrated by art Two of A.E. Backus’ works – ‘Walton Rocks,’ top, and
historians. ‘Storm at Dragon’s Head, Jamaica,’ show two very differ-
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10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 7955 16th Manor, Vero Beach, FL 32966 primary influences: the impressionist
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ed States that emphasized the realistic
A SAGORA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY portrayal of scenes of daily life. Backus described his own artistic roots
as “part Florida Cracker and part Monet,”
“Backus used to say that Monet paint- but many people seem to know of him in
ed light better than any other artist,” Kuz- the folksier, back country way, associated
manovic said. with the Highwaymen and rural Florida.
They are, perhaps, less familiar with the
“His interest in light became Backus’ artist who was not painting postcards,
Holy Grail. He was also influenced by but using light to set a time and place,
Monet’s compositional arrangement that and perhaps even an hour of the day,
gave stability even in an effervescent mo-
ment in time and his use of complemen- “You’d never mistake the water off the
tary colors to depict objects. A shadow Hutchinson Island for the water off Ja-
could be purple or green, not black. That maica,” Kuzmanovic said. “Light played
was very impressionist.” a dominant role, how light was defined.
What the Seine was for Monet, the St Lucie
Backus spent the summers of 1924 and was for Backus. He studied it under differ-
1925 at the Parsons School in New York ent conditions. He is a top-notch artist on
to study commercial art. The writings of par with other national painters, including
Robert Henri, whom Kuzmanovic calls the Ashcan School and Winslow Homer.”
the most influential teacher in turn-of-
the-century New York, had a tremendous The A.E. Backus Museum is located at
influence over Backus. 500 N. Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce. Copies
of “Tropical Light: The Art of A.E. Backus”
“He had written an anthology, ‘The by Natasha Kuzmanovic are available at
Art Spirit,’ years before Backus went to the museum.
Parson,” Kuzmanovic said. It became his
touchstone. Henri embraced contem-
porary, everyday subjects. It influenced
Backus to paint his surroundings.”
Kuzmanovic noted that at Parsons,
Backus was also introduced to a theory
of composition called dynamic symme-
try, which Backus adopted for his future
painting. The theory gave artists a way to
proportion space to give the best sense
of movement and balance. He also was
introduced to the Ashcan painters’ use
of the palette knife instead of the brush.
Henri’s group was the first to use the
technique in representational American
“Backus melded those influences into
his own style,” Kuzmanovic said. “In my
opinion, his work done from 1946-1962
and especially from 1946-1952, done
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WANT SATIRE WITH YOUR POLITICS? HERE’S A ‘CAPITOL’ IDEA ...
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent ation. How do you exaggerate some of the The Capitol Steps comedy what happened this week. It’s
[email protected] things he’s said?” troupe returns to the good news for comedians, but I
Lyric on Jan 4. don’t know what it is for the coun-
The next four years will be Newport said that since 2000, they’ve try. It might be good for comedy.
prime time for the Capitol Steps. always had two shows prepared for the PHOTO BY MIKE REYNA You might as well have a laugh.”
The satirical troupe got its start day after the election, especially if the race
some 35 years ago, when a group looks close. said, part of the job description is being Newport said the Supreme
of Senate staffers put together a willing to relocate. We also have (Melania) Court is featured, with a song
series of skits and parodies for “We had Bush won, Gore won and giving an original speech about growing about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who
Sen. Charley Percy’s Christmas couldn’t do either, thank you Florida,” she up as a poor black child in Chicago. We’re has to say alive for four more
party. The Steps, which skew- said. “This time, we put more work into Hil- always testing our limits. One joke is about years. Her song is sung to “Stayin’
er Republicans and Democrats lary because she had an 80 percent chance Donald Trump evicting a black family from Alive.’”
alike in song, have made many of winning. We had to hit the ground run- the White House. I wasn’t sure (about it)
recordings. One, “How to Suc- ning.” but it’s obviously a joke.” This was an election with a lot
ceed in Congress without Really of high tension and deep anger,
Lying,” should be required read- I asked Newport if Melania Trump was Of course, the Trumps are not the only but Newport said dealing with
ing for members of that austere fair game. “Oh, sure,” she replied. “We people and events in the show. Hillary Clin- difficult times is nothing new for
body. have a song about how she doesn’t want to ton and Bernie Sanders, who is still in the the Steps.
move to Washington. It’s a parody of ‘Green Senate, are there and Newport warns there
Elaina Newport is a founding Acres.’ He doesn’t want to move to the is nudity as Vladimir Putin dances shirtless. “We’ve had really serious is-
member of the troupe and we White House, but it’s like Stephen Colbert Still, skits and songs they have this week sues,” she said. “We’ve been
have talked politics for some 10 may seem dated by the time they get to through 9/11, wars and hurri-
years. I well remember our bril- Stuart, and new ones will be added. canes. We are there to be the
liant predictions for the 2008 comic relief. The show will be
election, in which Hillary Clin- “Part of our challenge is that stories bipartisan. Barack (Obama) is
ton and Rudy Giuliani would vie come and go,” she said. “The challenge is still in office. Everyone still re-
for the White House. Undeterred members Hillary. It’s a chance
by getting that one completely to sit next to someone you dis-
wrong, we tried again last year agree with and have a laugh. We
when there were 17 Republican assume that since Florida was
candidates. Yet again, we picked divided, the audience will be. The
the wrong one. party in power is always funnier,
but we count the (number of)
Still, it’s fun to talk politics and songs about Republicans and
as this year has not always seemed that Democrats. That’s been our tradition.”
funny, Elaina seemed the right person to The show also takes aim at who can use
call to put things in their proper perspec- which restroom, global warming and Rus-
tive. The group will be at the Lyric Theatre sian hackers.
Jan. 4 for two shows, and she spoke about “There are a lot of things, not just the
the show, “What to Expect When You’re Donald,” Newport said.
Electing,” and about how President-elect With all of the news, Newport said none
Donald Trump affects the comedy land- of that has been their biggest challenge.
scape. “You try finding a wig that bad,” she said.
“We had to look hard, between Donald
“Sometimes we have a tough job,” but Trump and Bernie Sanders.”
maybe (the comedy) is even more import- Bipartisanship, indeed.
ant,” she said. “We thought he was doing it
as a joke. It’s like the end of the movie, ‘The The Capitol Steps return to the Lyric The-
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