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11/30/2017 ISSUE 47

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Ring in the ‘new.’ P12 Roll into Coasters. P30 Feast your eyes!

BSO’s maestro says to expect Dining review: ‘Pub & Biergarten’
fresh faces this symphony season. boasts an imaginative menu.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | VOLUME 02, ISSUE 47 The all-volunteer Basket Brigade
spreads joy to the needy. PAGE 8
Crime stats: Beachsiders safe at home
www.melbournebeachsider.com | NEWSSTAND PRICE $1.00

Inundation of explanations
after raw sewage discharge

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Brevard County Utilities of-
[email protected] ficials will make a presenta-
tion on the issue and possible
County officials continue to alternatives to Brevard County
explain the problems which Commissioner on Dec. 5, in-
led to a nearly 20-million-gal- cluding a PowerPoint summary
lon sewage discharge into the prepared for an Oct. 20 presen-
Indian Harbour Beach canals tation to the Save Our Indian
caused by flooding from Hur- River Lagoon Half-Cent Sales
ricane Irma and a subsequent Tax Oversight Committee.
Oct. 1 storm. The unfortunate
reality is, with any of the pos- The Dec. 5 meeting will be
sible solutions such as storage held at 5 p.m. in the Commis-
tanks or ponds, even if mil- sion Chambers at the Viera
lions of dollars were invested, Government Center. The pub-
the enhanced system likely still lic will be allowed to speak and
would become inundated dur- ask questions.
ing Irma-like rains and require
the discharges. Utilities Manager Brian So-

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER AMID PAY PROTEST, UNION URGES
TEACHERS NOT TO GO EXTRA MILE
STORY BY RUSTY CARTER STAFF WRITER in 2017 by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement covers every town, village, city STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT
How safe are the communities of Mel- and county in the state. A separate report
bourne Beach and Indialantic? from City-Data.com adds breadth to the data The union that represents
by providing 15 years of data, which can help Brevard County teachers is
Based on local and state crime data from in spotting trends. Then there’s the set of sta- encouraging its members to
multiple sources, each is about as safe as resi- curtail any unpaid school-
dents could hope for. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 related work done outside of

The annual Crime in Florida report issued the classroom, to include
support of clubs and
Tech hiring seen soaring on other extra-curricular ac-
Space Coast over next five years tivities.

STORY BY RUSTY CARTER STAFF WRITER promise of six-figure salaries. Some Harris Corp. To protest the school PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
Space companies around new hires will be working on the F-35 jet. board’s proposed 1.5
A mass migration is begin- percent pay increase, the Bre- that’s it,” federation president
ning to arrive in Florida. In- the state are looking to hire PHOTO COURTESY OF HARRIS CORPORATION vard Federation of Teachers Dan Bennett said.
stead of birds headed south engineers and skilled workers is calling on all teachers to
for the winter, this flock will for jobs on the Space Coast. engineers to its ranks, at least “work to the contract” start- The union’s vice president,
descend on the state over the Harris Corporation has al- 2,000 of those to its facility in ing Jan. 5. Anthony Colucci, told the
next five years, armed with ready begun a five-year hir- Melbourne. Meanwhile, eight “That means we are going school board last week that
pocket protectors and the ing binge that will add 5,000 of Harris’ competitors and to put in our eight hours and
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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At lacrosse roads: Star signs with Ala. college CRIME STATISTICS

STORY BY RUSTY CARTER STAFF WRITER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

On the lacrosse field there tistics reported by each of the towns in
their respective annual budgets.
are few people who can
And as you might guess, one source’s
catch Josh Knight. data doesn’t necessarily agree with the
others.
Unfortunately for the star
Indialantic is the smaller of the two
athlete from Holy Trinity jurisdictions, with a population of
2,811. Melbourne Beach had a popu-
Episcopal Academy, a bug lation of 3,076 at the end of 2016.

making its way around the Melbourne Beach, however, had
less crime. Not only less crime, but less
school recently isn’t bound serious crime, according to City-Data.
Neither town dealt with a murder or
by a field measuring 110 rape in 2016, but Indialantic had one
robbery and five aggravated assaults.
yards by 60 yards. Melbourne Beach had two aggravated
assaults and no robberies.
In a phone interview as
Geography and development likely
he recuperated at home be- played a role in Indialantic’s more seri-
ous crimes.
fore the Thanksgiving holi-
Melbourne Beach has minimal
day, Knight talked about his commercial development, most of it
contained in a small area where At-
accomplishments at Holy lantic Street (A1A) turns into Ocean
Avenue. There are a handful of stores
Trinity, his teammates, and and offices, a gas station and the town
library.
his just-signed letter of in-
That doesn’t mean the town is
tent to enroll and continue crime-free. “I attribute our low crime
rate to community policing,” said Mel-
playing lacrosse at Birming- Holy Trinity teammates kid with Josh Knight after he signed on with Birmingham Southern. PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL ACADEMY bourne Beach Police Chief Dan Dun-
can. “Our officers are familiar with the
ham Southern College in residents and the business owners. A
lot of the people in the community
Alabama. the National Collegiate Athletic Asso- dent changes three times during his or know us by name. They are also our
eyes and our ears.”
In a sense, Birmingham Southern ciation. Collegiate athletic programs at her academic career. He’s aiming for a
There hasn’t been a murder or rape
won something of a lottery in signing that level face a distinct disadvantage business degree. in Melbourne Beach in at least 15
years, according to City-Data. There
Knight. He visited 17 colleges and/ when recruiting high school athletes “I’m a people person,” he ex- have only been four robberies in that
span, the most recent in 2012. Theft
or universities in multiple states be- because those schools are not allowed plained. “I’m also looking forward to is the most common crime, but there
have not been more than 20 per year
fore settling on the Panthers. He also to offer athletic-based scholarships. downtown Birmingham.” since 2010.

passed up his parents’ alma mater – Birmingham Southern does, how- As an athlete, Knight is well- “A lot of the reported burglaries are
actually thefts from unlocked cars,”
Roanoke College in western Virginia. ever, provide scholarships based on rounded. In addition to lacrosse, he Duncan added, noting that the neigh-
boring police forces work closely with
Knight was looking at much more academics and need. Tuition alone is a has run cross country, played tennis each other. “We back each other up,”
he said. “We know what’s going on
than the quality of the lacrosse pro- little more than $16,000 a year. Figure and soccer.

gram. Among the details that made in room, meals and fees, and the tally Leary calls Knight a dedicated ath-

Birmingham Southern the right fit is just under $30,000. Additional costs, lete who contributes to the team not

was a student/instructor ratio of 13:1. such as books and transportation, run only as a player, but as a strong team-

That’s similar to the student/teacher the annual bill to about $34,000. mate.

ratio at Holy Trinity. The entire enroll- In terms of rankings versus its peers, “He bugged me for years to play

ment at BSC is about 1,300 students, in Birmingham Southern is besting much LSM,” Leary recalled, citing the acro-

line with the average high school. larger and better known institutions nym for the most demanding position

“I liked the whole set-up,” Knight within the state. In early November the on the field – long stick middle. “Josh

said. website Wallet Hub ranked Birming- learned how to use that long stick, and

Mike Leary, the lacrosse coach at ham Southern as Alabama’s best over- he was terrific with it.”

Holy Trinity, considers Knight a com- all college. Some of the competition Knight’s reputation for being mind-

plete player. included the University of Alabama, ful of his teammates as well as his op-

“There isn’t a position on the field he Auburn University, Samford Univer- ponents hasn’t go unnoticed.

can’t play. He’s the fastest player on the sity and the University of Alabama- “He shakes my hand after every

team, but he can also play goalie.” Birmingham. game,” Leary noted. “He’s very respect-

Birmingham Southern’s athletic Knight has already decided on a ful. He’ll help a teammate up, and he’ll

program competes in Division 3 of major, which the average college stu- help an opposing player up.” 

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there, and they know what’s going on from the City of Melbourne cross the “We get the hotels along the beach,” the messaging site Next Door Neigh-
here.” Indian River Lagoon on U.S. 192. They Casey noted. bors.
are greeted on the barrier island by a
Indialantic Police Chief Michael sign welcoming people to Indialantic, Sometimes frustration sets in. Casey “They posted it rather than call us,”
Casey reciprocated, noting that the which spans a single square mile. Yet recalled a case in which someone stole Casey said. “It’s the classic ‘See some-
two departments work well together. that main drag is lined with business- a television, carried it into a backyard thing, say something’ opportunity.”
es, restaurants and small shops. and then inside the house. The witness
Indialantic has much more visibility made the information public through What worries Casey is maintaining
to the casual visitor. Cars traveling east
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TECH INDUSTRY HIRING is coming,” he said. “And in the next 24 did not respond to the Beachsider’s re- And when asked about the validity of
months. Some home owners will age quest for an interview. reports saying the new engineers would
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 out, and some are coming in. Housing draw a six-figure salary, Burke’s response
will filter in beachside.” Harris has more than a dozen job was direct: “Our average engineering
partners are looking to hire more than titles among the positions it is seeking salary is above $100,000.”
2,500 people for jobs that include soft- But will new housing be available to fill in Melbourne. And many of those
ware engineers and launch technicians. in time? Realtors in new home com- jobs are available to recent engineering The new employees will be fanned
munities typically advise buyers to graduates. out among multiple projects, Burke ex-
That poses a potential issue for the consider their home will take a year to plained. Those could include:
coming influx, notably whether there is complete. Some of that is cushion for According to Harris’ website, quali-
enough housing inventory in the com- the builder in case of bad weather, or fications required include a bachelor’s F-35 avionics and electronic war-
munities that stretch the roughly 10 anticipating difficulty in getting sup- degree in Systems, Electrical, Mechani- fare: The Lockheed-Martin fighter jet is
miles from Satellite Beach south to Mel- plies or workers. cal or Computer engineering, Comput- designed for air-to-air, air-to-ground,
bourne Beach. er Science, Physics, Math, Aviation or electronic attack and intelligence, sur-
Relocation experts will likely ben- Aerospace Engineering. And the com- veillance and reconnaissance missions.
The current inventory of homes for efit from the influx of engineer hires at panies want candidates whose grade Its data link system, as well as the com-
sale between Satellite Beach and Mel- Harris. NRI, an Illinois-based relocation point average was at least a 3.0. munications and navigation systems,
bourne Beach numbers just under 500. company, built its brand by including are made by Harris Corp.
New homes under construction or in- home-selling services for workers who Some specific technical skills will also
ventoried in planned communities were relocating to a different locality. help: systems engineering, architecture, Cybersecurity: Harris Corp. manages
number close to 600. That means only analysis and design, performance mod- 150 Department of Defense satellites,
the first wave of those new employees Attitudes about relocating for work eling, project management and model- and its networks move 2 million air pas-
would be able to settle into a house. may also be changing. Kelly Global based engineering. sengers each day.
What’s available in apartments or con- Workforce Index for 2014 found that
dominiums numbers far less, currently people don’t loathe moving for work, Harris also includes a sobering dis- Space reflectors: Two gold mesh an-
about 100 available units. and instead many embrace the idea. claimer. Many of the company’s jobs tennas made locally by Harris were
The opposite emerged in Atlas World require a security clearance from the deployed during a September launch.
At least one area Realtor believes Group’s 2017 Corporate Relocation Sur- U.S. government. The catch is that only Both are dedicated to a U.S. Navy satel-
there’s already plenty of housing to go vey. That data showed seven out of 10 United States citizens can be granted lite known as MUOS-4. Unfurled, they
around. “If these engineers are young, workers were willing to turn down a job that clearance. Employment also comes span about 46 feet.
fresh out of college, these are people offer that required relocation. with the possibility of a security investi-
more interested experiences than in a gation by the government. The F-35 has become a widely popu-
posh apartment,” said Gibbs Baum, a For those workers who must relocate, lar fighter jet. In July of this year the
Realtor with Treasure Coast Sotheby’s there are relocation companies willing Harris Corp. spokesman Jim Burke Navy ordered 50 of the jets, according
International. to do the work for you. provided some details regarding his to militaryaerospace.com. A number
company’s hiring binge. “We anticipate of the planes will go to U.S. allies. The
There is truth to Baum’s statement. Suddath Moving Company, which hiring 5,000 engineers companywide United Kingdom and Italy have ordered
Baum said that as the space compa- has an office in Melbourne, also offers over the next five years. About 40 per- one each, Turkey wants four, Australia
nies continue to hire, housing will con- global relocation through a third-party cent of those – some 2,000 engineers – and the Netherlands are each seeking
tinue to keep pace. “New construction company called Lexicon. The company will be Brevard-based,” he said. “That eight of the jets, Norway wants six, and
hiring has already begun. We expect it to the remaining 22 will go to unnamed
be relatively even in yearly hiring.” “foreign military sales customers.”

The jobs will be based on at least two Lastly, the order includes mission
factors, Burke added: “The hiring is to equipment for the foreign buyers as well
address projected demand and to offset as the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and
retirements and normal attrition.” Navy.

The 5,000 figure, in relation to new Beyond Harris, competitors seek-
hires, may actually be low. ing to fill positions include Lockheed
Martin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX,
“We expect the total number of hires Craig Technologies, Aerojet Rocketdyne,
to exceed 5,000 during that period,” Moon Express, Blue Origin LLC, Boeing.
Burke added. “We anticipate additional
hiring for non-technical positions.” Over the past year and a half,

CRIME STATISTICS Management Association. Police de-
partments in both Indialantic and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 Melbourne Beach fit that model.

the pipeline of recruits to staff police Crime levels and trends are cited
departments. “The Police Academy most often in staffing requests. Other
used to have 40 people in a class. Now options include staffing per capita,
it’s just 20.” minimum levels, budget allocations,
and least, workload.
Brevard County tallies annual data
from Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s office plus How Indialantic tallies demand for
13 police departments that operate its police force has also changed. In
within the county. That allows a head- 2016 the department switched to a
to-head comparison. new automated report management
system, which assigns a number for
The two localities are almost iden- each call for service. Previously, actions
tical in size, separated by just under such as traffic stops, business and resi-
1/10th of a mile. That’s where the dential checks, and other activity were
similarities end. Melbourne Beach’s not recorded. With the change, total
police force numbers a dozen, which calls more than doubled from 3,713 in
includes a part-time crossing guard. 2015 to 8,533 in 2016. Casey said his
Indialantic has 21 employees, and all department is nearing 11,000 calls for
but five are full-time. 2017. Melbourne Beach uses a similar
system, and has responded to more
Police departments are typically than 8,000 calls so far this year. 
staffed using one of five methods,
notes the International City-County

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Northrop Grumman announced several In September and October, Grum- and refueling kits for the E-2D Hawk- strike bombers for the U.S. Air Force.
waves of hiring, necessitating more than man officials announced they landed eye aircraft. These fall 2017-announced Currently, Grumman is advertising for
a half-million square feet of new office a $13.4 contract with the U.S. Army to projects will reportedly mean 400 jobs 191 people locally.
space on its 157-acre campus adjacent build weapons systems, plus three sepa- in the Melbourne area, on top of an
the Orlando Melbourne International rate contracts with the U.S. Navy total- April 2016 announcement that the firm Lockheed has the next most aggres-
Airport to house some of its projected ing more than $37 million for aircraft would hire 1,500 engineers with salaries sive effort, looking to hire 663 people,
1,900 new workers. targeting systems, and for cybersecurity averaging $100,000 to build long-range according to the Orlando Business Jour-
nal. 

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CONTRACT IMPASSE and it comes with harsh consequenc- But teachers say the offer is too low. contract approved by the school
es,” according to the Florida Educa- “We’re not going to settle on a 1.5 per- board, whether they agree with it or
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tion Association, the statewide teach- cent raise,” Bennett said. not.
ers union.
teachers “will continue this campaign The two sides continue to negoti- Teacher pay raises are an issue
until we have a favorable contract.” Union leaders are also hoping to ate, with their next meeting scheduled state-wide, and several other counties
rally citizen support through social for Dec. 4. They have also requested a are also still in negotiations with local
Bennett said there’s no way to know media, email campaigns and speaking mediation hearing before a state mag- unions.
how many teachers will take the call at school board meetings. istrate.
to action. The effort is one of the only Florida ranked 34th last year in
forms of recourse the union can take “Really, our power is PR,” Bennett Brevard Public Schools spokesman teacher pay out of the 50 states and
against the school board, because said. “Our power is to take the case to Matt Reed said neither school board the District of Columbia, according to
Florida law prohibits public employ- the people.” members nor administrators can the National Education Association.
ees – including teachers – from strik- comment on the negotiations while The average teacher salary in Florida
ing or initiating work slowdowns by The teacher’s union and the school the case is before the magistrate. last year was $49,199, compared to
calling in sick en masse. board have been at impasse since Oc- the national average of $58,353. The
tober, when Brevard Public Schools The union’s tactics are largely sym- average salary for a teacher in Brevard
“Walking off the job or reporting to officials said the 1.5 pay raise was their bolic. The mediation is non-binding, County is $47,723. 
work late is not an appropriate action “best and final” offer. and teachers must comply with any

SEWAGE DISCHARGE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

rensen said the twin floods totaling 15
inches of rain and resulting sewage dis-
charges so close to each other were the
worst situation the system has faced in
his more than 20 years on the job.

The discharges were unavoidable
under the circumstances, consider-
ing the capacity and configuration of
the current system, as well as ongoing
problems with stormwater infiltration
in older pipes, but improving that sys-
tem could be a costly and land-inten-
sive endeavor, he said.

Estimates for alternatives in the
presentation include: construct open
retention basins on 12 acres of land
to store 20 million gallons at a cost of
$25 million; construct 20 storage tanks
(75-foot diameter, 40 feet tall) on the
soccer/football fields north of Bella
Coola Drive at a cost of $30 million;
continue lining hundreds of miles of
transmission lines and authorize grants
to homeowners to repair or replace old
lateral service lines that may be leaking
at a cost of $20 million; or construct a
6.0 MGD wastewater treatment plant
on the soccer/football fields at a cost of
$50 million.

“We try to educate people to give
them an idea of what it would take to
fix the problems and realistically how
much each option costs,’’ Sorensen
said.

Beachside sewer service is the most
challenging of any provided by the
county because the current system is
designed for 8 million gallons a day and
on a dry day it processes about 6.5 mil-
lion gallons a day.

With 10 inches of rain during Hur-
ricane Irma and massive amounts
during subsequent storms, and that
rainwater leaking into sewage pipes,
the entire system got inundated, leav-
ing county officials no choice but to
discharge about 20 million gallons of
sewage into the Indian River Lagoon
or face the unacceptable situation
having sewage back up into the neigh-
borhoods. 

Feast your eyes!
Basket Brigade
spreads joy to needy

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Feast your eyes! Basket Brigade spreads joy to needy

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT them, and one family in particular, unteers as well as a financial leg up us and they’ll store it here,” she ex-
[email protected] holiday memories were unexpect- on next year’s expenses. plained.
edly heartwarming for residents in
Two young women. Four laundry need. Sierra Majors of Indialantic looked What’s in a basket? For families
baskets heavy with food. Nov. 26, on as her daughter, Lily, 9, son River, with a roof overhead, a frozen turkey,
2009. Satellite High School, normally 5, and family friend Caroline Alex- cans of green beans, corn, cranberry
deserted on a Sunday, was a beehive ander, 8, of Lafayette, La., colored in sauce and yams, boxes of mashed
That is, as they say, how it all be- of activity in the gym, in the court- turkey drawings under a pavilion. potatoes, bags of stuffing mix and
gan. In this case, “it” is a massive, yard and in the north parking lot “This is our very first year. I saw it a pumpkin pie. For those living in
yearly effort to collect and deliver as some volunteers organized and on Facebook and I thought it would camps or cars, the basket is filled
all the foods necessary for a Thanks- stacked foods while others waited to be a great activity for our family to with nonperishable foods.
giving feast for the homeless, the fill and deliver baskets. One might come and get the kids involved in
jobless and the just plain down-on- think this was a fall festival, what volunteering. We get to deliver three Joe and Jennifer Jones of Satellite
their-luck in Brevard County. with the bounce house, the face baskets and all of our locations are Beach stood in the shade while their
painting, the games of chance, the in Melbourne,” she said. daughters, Grace, 11, and Caroline,
By now, Thanksgiving 2017 is but hot dogs, pizza, doughnuts, the DJs 8, waited in line to get their faces
a memory for beachsiders and other spinning tunes and the herds of chil- The Space Coast Basket Brigade painted. This is their second year
Brevardians, but the Sunday before dren running free. But the fun and began humbly eight years ago when volunteering and, as Jennifer said,
Thanksgiving dawned with a cou- the food were a thank you to the vol- sisters Keri and Erin Allen decided they do the whole shebang.
ple thousand people intent on pay- to deliver four baskets of turkey
ing good deeds forward. Thanks to and all the trimmings to four needy “There’s different levels of volun-
families. The next year their mother, teering you can do. You can just drop
April Aulisio, and sister, Jacquelin off food. You can just do the basket
Giurleo, signed on for duty and the building or you can do all three and
family delivered 96 baskets with the deliver the baskets. I feel like this is
help of friends. really important for our kids. They
get to see how people live outside
This year, the nonprofit organi- of our immediate community and
zation brought joy to about 1,700 that not everybody lives beachside
families. With an estimated cost of and homeschools and has a super
$45 per basket of food, that’s about blessed life,” Jennifer Jones said.
$76,500 in joy spread.
Said co-founder Aulisio: “We are
“We get between $33,000 and truly blessed to live on the Space
$36,000 in individual and corporate Coast in a community filled with
monetary donations and we’ve been caring and compassion. Many
buying items for a month,” Giurleo of our volunteers have their own
said while standing amidst a cor- struggles, especially this year with
nucopia of seasonal favorites. “We hurricane losses. Yet they still came
also have a ton of food drives. Satel- together to count their blessings
lite High is amazing; they collect for and pay it forward.” 

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Jordan, Sandra and Daniel Filakosky.

PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

Jen and Joe Jones with daughters
Gracie and Caroline.

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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 River Majors, Caroline Alexander, Coleen Bowman, Lily Majors, Sierra Majors and Marty Ward.
Jeffery Bentley Jr., Jeffery Bentley, Rachel Bentley, Nigel Golida, Brittany Harris and Shande Donovan.

Michael Hughes and Katie Lechner. Jacqueline and Cadilyn Giurleo, Erin Allen, Donovan Mantelli, Nakai and Maria Morrison with Becca Billman.
April Aulisio, Keri Allen and Aidan Giurleo

River Majors.

BSO MAESTRO:
SYMPHONY’S SEASON
WILL RING IN THE ‘NEW’

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BSO maestro: Symphony’s season will ring in the ‘new’

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Bharar Chandra.
[email protected]
Paul Huang.
Fabulous recordings are wonderful,
but they’ll never replace a live con-
cert. So says Christopher Confessore,
the music director and maestro of the
Brevard Symphony Orchestra, as he
looks ahead to new repertoire and new
artists in the balance of the 2017-2018
season.

“It’s a living thing,” he said. “No two
performances of the same concert are
the same.

The audience impacts the perfor-
mance and vice versa. Being with oth-
ers amplifies the experience – just as
important, he said.

Confessore speaks for more than
just his Melbourne audience.

Along with leading the BSO, Confes-
sore is resident conductor and princi-
pal pops conductor for the Alabama
Symphony Orchestra as well as select
conductor for Epcot Center’s seasonal
Candlelight Processional.

Although the BSO seasons begin of-
ficially at their free July 4th Symphony
Under the Stars performance, there
are still plenty of concerts designed to

Natasha Paremski.

please. They run from January to April In addition to well-known pieces by
at the King Center, where BSO serves Mozart and Beethoven, the repertoire
as resident orchestra. this season includes a couple of pieces
and programs that the orchestra has
“We always try to give the audience a never presented before.
mix of familiar pieces as well as pieces
that are new to many of them,” Con- The Jan. 13 concert features pia-
fessore said. “But we feel that they will nist Natasha Paremski performing
love them all equally.” the Ludwig van Beethoven Piano

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Concert No. 5 “Emperor.” Also on the looks to grow its audience base. Coming Up: King Center’s
program are Jean Sibelius’ “Valse To that end, it offers free member- ‘Nutcracker’ will dazzle you
Triste” and Felix Mendelssohn’s
Symphony No. 3 “Scottish.” ship in something called its BSO Kids STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER for kids 12 and under. Absolutely ev-
Concert Club. Open to students in 4th [email protected] erybody, even infants and toddlers,
“This is a program of much more fa- through 12th grades, members can get
miliar works, composers who we fea- discounted tickets. 1 The Christmas ballet mas- must have a ticket.
ture often,” Confessore said. “And Na- terpiece from Tchaikovsky’s
tasha Paremski is a great new artist, an There is also a “Full House” perk
international super star. We’re excited available to season subscribers; they “Nutcracker Suite” is a much loved 2 If you’re looking for a little
to have her.” can bring new patrons to the Jan. 13 tradition the world over, and the Christmas music (or a lot),
performance for $10 a ticket.
The February concert is the annual Space Coast Bal-
BSO Pops concert. This year, it fea- And, if you get there early enough,
tures Michelle Amato, who will per- you can enjoy a “Concert Conversa- let’s 15th annual
form a number of big Broadway tunes. tions with Christopher Confessore”
It also serves up a 100th birthday trib- which are lively, fun and informa- performances this
ute to the great American composer tive. They begin 40 minutes before
Leonard Bernstein, who composed the concert. Saturday, 2 p.m. and
music for “West Side Story” and “Can-
dide.” There will also be music from “Brevard County is very fortunate 7 p.m. at the King
“Hamilton” and George Gershwin’s that the Brevard Symphony Orchestra
“An American in Paris,” which had a has provided beautiful music to our Center, will surely ‘Tenth Annual Messiah Sing Along.’
much ballyhooed revival recently at residents for over 60 years,” said Mel-
Lincoln Center. bourne resident Darcia Jones-Francey. be one of the area’s
“The BSO is the only professional or-
Amato, who lives in Orlando, toured chestra in our area and it has been most spectacular. Directed by the you’re definitely in the right place.
with international singing sensation a privilege to serve on the Board and
Yanni as one of his solo vocalists. raise money for this wonderful arts or- first soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre Read on, and remember it’s always
ganization. Our community is blessed
The March concert brings back vio- to be home to the BSO.” and principal dancer with the San a really good idea to arrive early to
linist Paul Huang who stunned BSO
audiences two seasons ago with his And as Confessore says, attending Francisco Ballet Artem Yachmen- all holiday musical events because
electrifying virtuoso performance. any live performance is a good way to
This time, he will perform the Samuel get people up off the couch and out of nikov, “The Nutcracker” features they’re all super popular. This Fri-
Barber Violin Concerto. Also on the the house – and away from the news.
program are Franz Schubert’s Rosa- internationally acclaimed principal day, two beloved groups, the Space
munde Overture and Antonin Dvor- “People are more insulated,” said
ak’s Symphony No. 6. Confessore. “It’s good to be out with dancers and talented dancers from Coast Symphony and Brevard’s pre-
fellow humans in a non-controver-
“He’s one of the finest violin soloists sial setting.” the community. Staged with the art- mier choral ensemble, the Indialan-
we’ve ever had,” Confessore said. “You
can tell when something is extra spe- The remaining concerts for this sea- istry of costumes and sets from St. tic Chamber Singers, present one of
cial. There’s an extra bit of electricity.” son’s subscription series are:
Petersburg, Russia, this production the area’s most popular and unique
The season’s subscription series Sibelius, Beethoven and Mendels-
ends in April with a big concert that sohn with pianist Natasha Paremski, is a truly memorable Christmas gift musical holiday events (typically a
brings new works to the BSO audi- Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.;
ences – Bohuslav Martinu’s “Memorial for the entire family to share. Tick- sellout), the “Tenth Annual Messiah
to Lidice” and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sym- BSO Pops! Broadway Our Way, with
phony No. 5. The guest artist will be guest vocalist Michelle Amato, Feb. 3 ets start at $19.50 for adults and $16 CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
clarinetist Bharat Chandra, who will at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.;
perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
Clarinet Concerto. Schubert, Barber & Dvorak, with vi-
olinist Paul Huang, March 3 at 2 p.m.
The Martinu and Prokofiev works and 8 p.m.;
are a first for the BSO. The Martinu
piece was written for victims of a 1942 Martinu, Mozart & Prokofiev, with
massacre in the Czech village of Lidice. clarinetist Bharat Chandra, April 14
The Prokofiev symphony was written at 8 p.m.
at the end of World War II, within one
year of the Martinu piece. Its tone has All concerts are held at the King
a “more optimistic vision for the fu- Center for the Performing Arts, 3865
ture,” Confessore said. N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Tickets
start at $25 for matinees and $39 for
“In between will be the Mozart evenings. Students, teachers and ac-
clarinet concerto which happens to be tive military can receive up to two
one of the most serene, peaceful and tickets at a 50 percent discount; those
soothing works in the whole reper- seats are in the upper balcony. The
toire,” Confessore said. BSO Kids Concert Club members can
get tickets for $15 in the balcony.
This also marks the first time Chan-
dra, the clarinetist, will appear with For new patrons, the BSO is offering
the BSO. But as a guest conductor for a Symphony Adventure Passport for
the Sarasota Orchestra, Confessore $75 which will gain you admission to
has had the opportunity to work with three subscription performances and
before with Chandra, who is Sarasota’s give you the best available seating.
principal clarinetist.
For more information, call the BSO
While bringing in world class musi- at 321-242-2024 or visit them at Bre-
cians to perform exciting works, the vardSymphony.com. If you want to go
Brevard Symphony Orchestra also ahead and buy tickets, you can also do
that through the King Center box office,
which is at 321-242-2219 or online at
KingCenter.com. 

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DECEMBER SPECIAL FOR COTTAGE HOMES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13

Sing Along,” at the Scott Center in Marion Scott.
Melbourne. The musicians and vo-
calists will perform holiday favor- is the Community Band of Brevard’s
ites (“White Christmas” et al.), and annual program of holiday favorites,
then all area singers are invited to “A Winter Concert” Sunday at the Mer-
participate in Handel’s enduring ritt Island High School auditorium, off
oratorio, “The Messiah,” with Space North Courtenay Parkway. Conducted
Coast Symphony Orchestra accom- by Marion Scott, the program includes
paniment and featured soloists. You Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,”
can sing (scores will be provided), or Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and
simply listen and enjoy. Either way, “Greensleeves,” among other favorites,
it will be an opportunity not to be and the band will accompany a narra-
missed. Tickets aren’t required. The tion of “’Twas the Night Before Christ-
music begins at 7 p.m. You are ad- mas,” by Barbara Ziegler, who will also
vised to arrive by 6:30 p.m. sing “O, Holy Night.” “A Winter Con-
cert” is free, and there is no reserved
3 The (busy) Indialantic Cham- seating. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
ber Singers return Saturday

afternoon, joining with the Alleluia

Bells for “Singers and Ringers Cel-

ebrate the Season” at Eastminster

Presbyterian Church in Indialantic.

A variety of choral favorites, sacred

and secular, will be performed un-

der the baton of Director Emeritus

David Vogeding, and the audience

is invited to join in singing “White

Christmas.” The sweet, lilting sound

of the bells add a lovely richness to 6 The 50-member Melbourne
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On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria is, Mylar pouches of freeze-dried meals such as wants to define his core business. Since 2013, when
pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a notifica- Savory Stroganoff and Loaded Baked Potato Cas- he came on as CEO, he’s been trying to move the com-
tion on his phone from Michael Lee, supply chain serole designed to remain edible on shelves for a pany beyond the volatile disaster-response industry.
and inventory manager for the Federal Emergency quarter century.
Management Agency. “Contact me right away,” it “I’m not going to turn down an incredible op-
read, followed by a number. Over the past several years, the prepper phenom- portunity,” he says, “but I’m also not after spo-
enon – people gearing for imminent disaster – has radic clients. I want predictability. I want Mr. and
Lee needed help, fast: FEMA was running low come out of the backwoods via shows like the Na- Mrs. Smith in Everytown U.S.A. The Walmarts, the
on food rations. In the previous four weeks, the tional Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Prepper and Home Depots – those are my golden geese.”
agency had supplied millions of meals to the Tex- media reports of the very rich and very worried buy-
ans and South Floridians displaced by hurricanes ing and fortifying luxury bunkers. Jackson’s been po- Jackson’s lived in Utah since high school, when
Harvey and Irma. sitioning Wise to feed the trend. his family moved there from a suburb of Los Ange-
les. After graduating from the University of Utah, he
Maria had created a third disaster zone with Jackson has filled many emergency orders, in- spent the first 15 years of his career selling chicken
more complex logistics, having knocked out Puer- cluding supplies for Ebola victims in Liberia and nuggets and Honey Bunches of Oats, among other
to Rico’s electricity, gutted its roads, and destroyed for people in the Philippines devastated by 2013’s kitchen-table icons, first at Tyson Foods Inc., where
its markets and ports. Restoring food security on earthquake. Carnival Cruise Line has stocked Wise he specialized in frozen cutlet products, and then at
the island could take months. Lee had to procure pouches at its Caribbean ports to feed employees Post Consumer Brands cereals, where he became a
millions of servings of just-add-water meals to sus- when storms rock the region. Just a few days before vice president for sales and marketing.
tain the victims. Could Jackson provide at least 2 the FEMA call, the Salvation Army purchased 100,000
million and begin deliveries immediately? servings of Wise products for Florida shelters near ar- Now he’s relying on his corporate experience to
eas affected by Hurricane Irma. suburbanize survivalism – a goal that seems at once
Jackson is the 42-year-old chief executive officer respectable, preposterous, and, suddenly, attainable.
of Wise Co., a leading brand in survival foods, that But these last-minute orders aren’t how Jackson
Jackson first connected with Wise in 2012, when

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a headhunter tried to recruit him. He declined the sasters combined with the specter of nuclear war Wise has tweaked this decades-old formula only
offer, but commenced some research. “My aha! with North Korea has pushed up Wise’s total sales 40 a little: Fresh ingredients are rapidly blast-frozen
came in mid-2012 when I read that more than half percent from the previous four-month period. Con- at temperatures as low as –112F to prevent the for-
of American homes have first-aid kits on hand, along cerned suburbanites as well as disaster responders mation of ice crystals that could affect food texture
with fire extinguishers and flashlights. I realized then have contributed to the increase. and nutrition. The food is then placed in a heated
they haven’t added the food component.” vacuum chamber that causes the ice to sublimate,
The factory has made it possible for Jackson to changing directly from a solid to a gas without pass-
Ultimately, Jackson accepted the job of CEO and meet both sudden surges and steady growth in de- ing through a liquid phase.
cautiously started to shift the marketing focus to his mand. He ultimately managed to ship the 2 million
ideal customer, one who looks less like Ted Kaczyn- servings to FEMA in a matter of weeks, with only a When the foods are rehydrated, pores left from
ski and more like himself, his wife, who’s an attor- brief disruption to his regular customers’ supply. the vanished ice quickly reabsorb water. The process
ney, and their two tweens: someone who isn’t en- takes almost double the energy used for canning, but
tirely convinced that humanity is hurtling toward In four years, Wise’s annual retail sales have more can retain more than 90 percent of the food’s nutri-
annihilation but who’s willing to stock the pantry than doubled, to about $75 million. Using his net- ents and preserve it for far longer.
with a Mylar-fortified food supply just in case. work of former clients, Jackson persuaded Wal-Mart
Stores, Target, Home Depot, and Bed Bath & Beyond In pursuit of rich taste and longevity, Jackson has
“This is the food equivalent of life insurance – to carry Wise products. worked with food scientists to develop ingredient
staples that every American household in this age of combinations and airtight, light-resistant packag-
uncertainty should have,” he says. In 2014 he also persuaded Home Shopping Net- ing that extends storage times for most Wise meals
work to feature the company’s wares; the TV net- to 25 years. Wise also sells water storage and filtra-
Jackson hired a young designer who’d been at the work has become its biggest distributor. But at this tion kits for rehydration in the event a household’s
surf company Quiksilver to revamp the packaging. point, only 2 percent of Americans have bought into water supply is cut off.
“We’d been selling our products in large, black plas- survival foods, according to industry analysis.
tic tubs. We needed something that doesn’t scream Like most survival food companies, including
doomsday, so we moved to clean white boxes, con- Wise’s two main competitors, Emergency Essen- Emergency Essentials, Wise was founded in Utah
temporary fonts, high-quality food images – packag- tials LLC and Mountain House are, like all compa- and began marketing its products to the Mormon
ing that makes sense on a Target shelf,” Jackson says. nies in the industry, privately held and don’t report community preparing for the end of times, a prac-
sales data, but Jackson estimates that survival food tice encouraged by the Church of Jesus Christ of
As orders came in from big-box stores, he added sales total about $400 million annually. Latter-day Saints. (Jackson isn’t Mormon.) But Mor-
a manufacturing facility a 15-minute drive from the mons – and for that matter, male preppers – no lon-
office (production had previously been outsourced) Jackson sees the survival food industry today where ger represent the entirety, or even the majority, of
that can produce 25 million pouches a year. the organics industry was in the 1950s before Ameri- Wise’s exploding market.
cans got nervous about pesticides – poised to explode.
In the past four months, the spate of natural di- The company’s first customers a decade ago were
The pot-pie room at Wise’s factory in downtown anxious about inflation, economic collapse, and ter-
Salt Lake City is a large space with white walls and rorist attacks. “Five years ago, our market was more
cement floors, filled with stainless-steel equipment. than 95 percent men,” Jackson says.
Machines hum and chuff as conveyors move mate-
rials between them. A funnel the size of a back-alley “But today, we’re reaching about 50 percent women,
dumpster dominates the room, drawing the eye like many of them moms – ‘guardian moms,’ we call them
an industrial interpretation of Marcel Duchamp’s – worried about a stable food supply for their kids.”
Fountain. Inside it is a grayish blend of freeze-dried
potato chunks, carrot pieces, celery and onion sliv- Today, the major concern is environmental insta-
ers, peas, and whey protein. bility. “It’s not just the freak events. We get calls from
people saying, ‘I live in Miami, and flooding is now
When no one’s looking, I dig my gloved hands into routine. I’m worried Florida is going to be under wa-
the pallid, pebbly stuff, sifting through it like a pile of ter in two years,’ ” he says.
shells at the beach. It’s oddly weightless – hundreds
of gallons of vegetables with the heft of confetti. “Or from people in upstate New York who experi-
enced a 1-in-a-1,000-year blizzard and couldn’t get
The portions travel to a machine emitting clouds out of their driveway for two weeks. People who lived
of beige powder as it dispenses shots of dehydrat- through the California drought, the forest fires of Texas
ed milk, celery salt, powdered garlic, and chicken and the Northwest, and who think maybe the govern-
bouillon. The seasoned kibble is then deposited ment won’t come to their rescue when a disaster hits.”
and sealed, one 7-ounce portion every few sec-
onds, inside Mylar bags along with pods of oxygen- “This isn’t about the zombie apocalypse anymore
absorbing sachets of iron filings, clay, and salt. The – natural disasters are the new normal,” says Daisy
bags are labeled, “chicken flavored pot pie.” Luther, the blogger behind the website the Organic
Prepper and a survivalist in the more typical vein.
The scene evokes Willy Wonka’s factory in part be-
cause the workers are achieving Wonkian ends. As a She thinks we should all follow the adage, “eat
kid, I spent hours imagining the sensations of Roald what you store, store what you eat,” and has guns
Dahl’s three-course chewing gum invention “made of to protect her daughters – and her stockpiles – from
tomato soup, roast beef and baked potato, and blue- the lazy hordes who didn’t plan ahead. “Being pre-
berry pie.” This, too, is an attempt to create an all-in- pared is now just acting responsibly, especially for
one meal that bears little resemblance to the foods it moms,” she says.
conjures – a product that when combined with a serv-
ing of hot water simulates a home-cooked dinner. Luther, like Jackson, sees a movement arising
from the reasonable concerns of citizens who recog-
Wiping a film of beige powder from his safety glass- nize that we’re up against increasing environmental
es, Jackson displays his range of products, from a threats on the one hand and diminishing govern-
small, 72-hour “survival kit” for $19.99, to a one-year ment safety nets on the other.
supply for a family of four that goes for $7,999. Each
serving is about 300 calories and costs less than $1 – a “Luck favors the prepared,” Jackson says more
per-calorie cost on par with prices at a McDonald’s. than once during my visit. I still have yet to invest in
this luck, but I’ve begun to consider it.
Jackson’s technology isn’t new. Modern freeze-
drying methods were created during World War II to I live in Nashville in a flood-prone region that was
preserve blood serum so it could be shipped interna- hammered by rains when Harvey and Irma swept
tionally to treat the wounded. The current processes inland. My friends and neighbors might actually wel-
arose in the late 1970s when concerns over the oil come those 72-hour survival kits Wise promotes af-
crisis and stagflation motivated millions of Ameri- ter Black Friday if I give them as holiday gifts. We can
cans to cache food. stuff them in the corners of our pantries and hope
like hell we never have to add water. 

HOSPITALISTS PART I during their hospitalization. But once they understand the concept and see the © 2017 Vero Beach 32963 Media, all rights reserved
positive aspects, most seem pleased with the care they receive.
If you have been a patient in the hospital lately, it’s likely your medical
care was managed by a group of physicians known as “hospitalists.” While ADVANTAGES OF A HOSPITALIST PROGRAM
some internists and family practice physicians (primary care physicians) still
provide both office and hospital care for their patients, this traditional model  FOR INPATIENTS
of care is in transition. Hospitalists …
 Are in the hospital 24/7; available at a moment’s notice for a medical crisis.
WHAT IS A HOSPITALIST?  Are readily available for family meetings to discuss patient needs.
 Care for chronic medical problems and acute medical illnesses.
A hospitalist is a physician who primarily dedicates his or her practice solely to  Have test results, medication lists and other pertinent hospital informa-
the care of the hospitalized patient. tion at their fingertips.
 Request and coordinate consults from specialists.
WHAT SPARKED THE HOSPITALIST MOVEMENT?  Can contact the patient’s PCP, give updates and discharge summary, as needed.
 Can admit patients from the ER.
Historically, most hospitalized patients in the U.S. were visited daily by their  Can perform preoperative consults involving orthopedic patients with
primary care physician (PCP). Hospital staff, specialists, and the Emergency hip or other fractures, etc.
Room often needed to call the doctor at the office concerning the patient’s  Work closely with hospital systems, clinicians, procedures and processes,
care. Many PCPs found it increasingly difficult to provide efficient, prompt care which streamlines care that can lead to shorter hospital stays.
simultaneously to patients in the office and in the hospital.  Work with the patient, family, discharge planners, home health agencies
and others to avoid readmission.
At the same time, with insurance reimbursement for caring for inpatients  FOR DOCTORS’ OFFICE PATIENTS
declining, many PCPs felt pressure to increase their daily office visit load.
Patients whose PCP limits his or her practice to the office setting will find
The national healthcare scene was also changing. In addition to being forced to their doctor has more time to spend with them with fewer interruptions. And
reduce costs, hospitals faced more and more demands to meet quality and safety as America shifts from treating illnesses to promoting wellness, patients will
standards established by health insurers and regulators. notice their PCPs focusing more on preventive health services.

Accordingly, hospitals today focus on three major priorities: 1. quality of Next time we’ll explain how hospitalist care is expanding to include pediatri-
care, 2. patient safety, and 3. cost efficiency. Since hospitalist groups are usu- cians, intensive care physicians and other subspecialists, and more. 
ally employed or under contract with the hospitals they work in, their goals
are fully aligned. Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always welcome.
Email us at [email protected]
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Sometimes Franklin D. Roosevelt ident-elect, a nominal Episcopalian, ever, is the White House years. While leaders than presupposed. In the cru-
could be a man of superstition. When was very religious. Sure enough, in the thoroughly admiring of Roosevelt’s cial days following the D-Day inva-
he left New York for his presidential opening line of his famous “Nothing savvy World War II commander in sion (June 6, 1944) Churchill berated
inauguration in early March 1933, he to Fear” inaugural speech, Roosevelt chief decisions such as in French Mo- the president for promoting a wrong-
insisted on symbolically taking the designed March 4 as a “day of nation- rocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), headed military strategy. Churchill
exact train route to Washington as al consecration.” And, true to form, Sicily (Operation Husky), and Italy wanted to abruptly abandon the slat-
Abraham Lincoln had in 1861. And throughout his four-term presidency (Operation Avalanche), Dallek doesn’t ed Allied assault on southern France
why not? The national malaise and (1933-1945), he delivered radio prayers flinch from tackling low-water marks (ANVIL) in favor of a swift liberation
fear were the highest since the Civil to God with drumbeat regularity. such as his lackluster assistance to of Yugoslavia and Greece, with the
War. Unemployment was at a dismal European Jews being mass slaugh- ultimate trophy being the capture of
25 percent. Thirteen million jobless Historian Robert Dallek tells this tered by Adolf Hitler. Truly reprehen- Vienna. Roosevelt, quite correctly,
men were looking for work. Hunger Farley story at the outset of “Franklin sible to Dallek was Roosevelt’s horrific worried that Churchill’s plan would
and starvation cursed the land. Trust Roosevelt: A Political Life,” his me- mistake of opening Japanese Ameri- unnecessarily provoke Joseph Sta-
in banks, thousands of which had ticulously researched and authorita- can internment camps in Western lin’s paranoia about British troops in-
foreclosed, was almost nonexistent. tive biography of our 32nd president, states after Pearl Harbor. Concern- vading the Eastern Front. Waving off
to remind readers that FDR constantly ing the latter, Dallek offers that Presi- Churchill’s dissent, Roosevelt stub-
Pondering all of these Great De- governed on whims, hunches and hail- dent Trump’s proposal to “round up” bornly ordered the ANVIL attack to
pression woes, Roosevelt invited Mary passes. His ballyhooed Hundred American Muslims in 2016 invoked commence.
Democratic operator Jim Farley into Days programs – including the Civil- the “injustice visited on Americans
his train compartment to kibitz about ian Conservation Corps (CCC), which of Japanese descent decades ago and A feud, or what Churchill called a
the dark uncertainty. Everything in put unemployed men to work planting Roosevelt’s expediency in the matter.” “very full argument,” ensued. The
America was unraveling. Roosevelt trees; the Tennessee Valley Author- prime minister virtually begged
grimly confessed to Farley that no ity (TVA), which built dams to create I found Dallek’s spirited exami- Roosevelt to deviate from the script;
New Deal economic plan would save cheap hydroelectricity in the South; nation of how Roosevelt interacted he stubbornly refused. “History
the cash-strapped nation, only a well- and the Agricultural Adjustment Ad- with British Prime Minister Winston will never forgive us if we lose pre-
spring of faith in the Almighty God. ministration (AAA), which raised crop Churchill from 1940 to 1945 the most cious time and lives in indecision
That Roosevelt’s nostrums were an- prices to help farmers – were off-the- enthralling part of this biography. and debate,” Roosevelt tried to calm
chored around Providence shocked charts experimental. The early New Starting in 1940, Churchill’s plea for Churchill. “Let us go ahead with our
Farley; he didn’t know that the pres- Deal was like a county fair where U.S. intervention in World War II be- plan. Finally, for purely political con-
grand policy ideas were hurled against came increasingly desperate. With sideration over here I would never
the national barn to see what stuck. what Labor Secretary Frances Perkins survive even a slight setback … if it
Roosevelt’s guiding ethos was giant called a “flash of almost clairvoyant were known that fairly large forces
steps aimed at humanizing the U.S. knowledge,” Roosevelt determined had been diverted to the Balkans.”
industrial system. “The truth is that that what Britain needed, pure and
Roosevelt had no more idea of how he simple, was massive financial as- Roosevelt was running for reelec-
would restore the country’s prosper- sistance to outlast Germany. Con- tion, for a fourth term, against GOP
ity,” Dallek writes about 1933, “than strained by Congress from appro- internationalist Wendell Willkie of
Abraham Lincoln had in trying to per- priating U.S. foreign aid to Britain, New York. To suddenly back a radi-
suade the rebellious southern states to Roosevelt constructed an elaborate cal Yugoslavia-Greece plan, Roosevelt
remain in the Union.” Lend-Lease deal, a political master- intuited, wasn’t smart politics. This
piece that ended any pretense of neu- rationale infuriated Churchill. Even-
Adequate single-volume biogra- trality. Billions of dollars’ worth of tually, Churchill calmed down, but he
phies about FDR abound. But none war materiel made its way across the couldn’t resist throwing the last fiery
are as heroically objective and wide- Atlantic. “Now, what I am trying to do dart, falsely prophesizing that ANVIL
angled as this fine Dallek effort. A is eliminate the dollar sign,” Roosevelt was “the first major strategic and po-
master synthesizer of primary sourc- said of his scheme, “and that is some- litical error for which we two have to
es, Dallek, who previously won the thing brand new … get rid of the silly, be responsible.” 
Bancroft Prize, brilliantly deliberates foolish old dollar sign.”
on Roosevelt’s Hudson Valley child- FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
hood, tenure as assistant secretary of By tapping into the vast corre- A Political Life
the Navy (1913-1920) and years as a spondence between Churchill and By Robert Dallek
progressive New York governor (1929- Roosevelt, Dallek discerns a more
1932). The anchor of this book, how- strained relationship between the Viking. 692 pp. $40
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PETS

Bonz meets Maggie, a dentist office princess!

Hi Dog Buddies! been dropped off and hadda be PRO- the office princess.”
cessed. An Guess What?”
This week I had a fun yap with Mag- “Whaddya do
gie Hamilton, a pretty, slender, long- “I think I can guess,” I said.
leggedy pooch with a short, shiny “YEP! It was ME an my brother. We for exercise?”
brindle coat an liddle white sox on were anxious cuz we didn’t know where
her back paws. She had cute ears that we were, an everybody was a stranger. “Me an James
stuck up, then flopped over at the tips, Mom and Dad took one look at us and
so she always looks alert. Maggie’s a stopped leaving. They were leaning to- an Patrick aren’t
Plott Hound, which I hadda Google: ward a boy dog, but James, he was only
her German ancestors hunted wild 3, but he had already decided in case puppies any-
boars (which are Big, Really Scary pigs, they ever got a dog, he was gonna call
not the cute, pink kind). Then, 1,400 it Maggie. So they picked me cuz of more but we
dog years ago, a human named Mr. me bein’ a girl. It took a few days for
Plott brought ’em over to North Caro- me to get spiffed up, then, just after still play Fetch.
lina an they hunted not only boars but Christmas, they picked me up an
also BEARS an MOUNTAIN LIONS, for we drove to my new Forever Home.” I go for walks,
Lassie’s sake. Woof! “What was it Iike at first?”
“Great! Me an Muffin hit it off of course. I don’t
Anyway, Maggie is real frenly and right away. We play together an
EE-ger. We did the interview in her nap together. Our coats are even swim, though, cuz
Mom’s an Dad’s office where she the same colors, so we’re kinda
spends a lotta time. When me an my a set. I specially like boppin’ her my right front leg’s
assistant came up to the reeCEPshun tail when she swishes it
desk, Maggie almost jumped around, and always been turned
over it cuz she was
so excited. she likes out. It makes me
lickin’ my face. By-
“Hello, Mr. Bon- chee’s cool, too, but he’s not that MagPgHOiTeO,BYa: GOPRDlOoNtRtADFHORoDund. look like a ballerina,
zo! I’m Maggie Ham- snuggly, bein’ a REPtile an all. which is fun, but I
ilton and this is my “I learned the rools pretty fast. I am can’t Dog Paddle. I
Mom Holly an my a Chewer, though. So I sorta chewed love ridin’ in Dad’s
Dad Mike. I also have Dad’s shoe up. Now I mostly only chew
two human brothers, what I’m allowed, usually balls. Like pick-up. It has these
James an Patrick; a Tor- that orange one. It’s s’pose to be in-
toiseshell cat sister, Muf- deeSTRUCKtubble, but I chewed the cool seats that Dad can
fin; an a Bearded Dragon squeaker an the stuffin’s totally out of
brother, Bychee. Mom’s a it.” fold straight up so I’ll
dentist for humans. I greet “I noticed.”
everybody an I get lots of “I know some tricks, too: high 5; roll have lotsa room in back.
pats from the patients an over; and don’t-touch-the-treat-that’s-
snacks from the UPS man an right-there-on-the-f loor-in-front-of- This one time he looked
I have my own bed right here, you-until-Mom-says-OK. I also have
see? An TOYS. See?” a secret trick that Mom an Dad never in the mirror an I was
figured out. Wanna hear it?”
She grabbed a squashed-up “Of course!” sittin’ on the seat lookin’
orange ball thingy an shook it. She leaned closer and spoke softly.
“See, I love White Mountain Bread. It’s out. I think he was im-
“I’m pleased to meet you, my totally favorite food! I can sneakily
Miss Maggie, an I’m eager to pressed cuz I had figured
hear your story.”
out how to unfold the seat.
She petooied the orange ball thingy
out. “Just before Christmas 2011, Mom I mean, it’s a much better
an Dad were visiting frens down south
an they decided to check out the Bass view that way.”
Pro Shop. Well, right next door was the
humane society, so, Mom says it was “That’s pretty impres-
spur-of-the-moment, they decided
to take a look around, cuz James an sive, Miss Maggie,” I told her.
Patrick, who were just puppies them-
selves back then, wanted a pooch. Plus, “Most pooches don’t have
buhlieve it or not, Dad had NEVER
HAD A DOG!” that much manual dexterity.”

“Shut the kennel door!” I blurted. “I’m a lucky girl, Mr. Bonzo.
“I KNOW. So, anyway, they looked
at all the dogs but none of ’em were get a loaf off the If it wasn’t for Bass Pro Shop an
the Right One. They were gonna leave
when one of the humane society ladies counter and eat the bread James having a girl’s name all
came in with two puppies that had just
all up, then sneakily put the picked out, I don’t know where I’d be.”

bag right back like it was.” “The right dogs always seem to find

“No Woof!” I exclaimed. the right humans, I’ve observed.”

“It’s true. Trouble is, “I know I did,” Maggie said happily,

Mom an Dad always fig- jumping into her Dad’s lap, her long

ure out it was me cuz I have legs hanging over. “Every night at 8,

a Guilty Look. I’ve gotta work on my it’s time for bed. No cold floor for me.

Poker Face.” I burrow under the covers at the end of

“So,” I asked, “what with your ances- the bed an pull the blanket up over my

tors an all, do you ever get the urge to nose an have a lovely snooze.”

hunt wild boars?” Heading home, I was thinking about

“Oooo, no! I wouldn’t know a wild Maggie’s White Mountain Bread esca-

boar if I tripped over one. I only hunt pades. I hadn’t mentioned it to her, but

table scraps. I hang out in the break bread is my weakness, too: probably

room at lunchtime in case the girls the reason I currently carry a little ex-

drop anything on the floor. They’re cess avoirdupois.

a fun bunch. I have a birthday party Sigh.

every year. Mom gets a dog bone cake

-The Bonzfrom Bark Avenue and we wear pointy

party hats. Mine’s pink. An then, on
May 24, Tiara Day, me an Mom an Dad
an the staff all wear sparkly tiaras. I’m

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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TEMPER OPTIMISM; TEND TO PESSIMISM NORTH
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Gladys Bronwyn Stern, a British author and critic who died in 1973, wrote, “Both WEST AJ EAST
optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane; and K972 985 Q 10 8
the pessimist, the parachute.” 752 AQ9863 Q 10 9 6
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A bridge player should be pessimistic unless he needs to be lucky to make or break the J5 SOUTH 10 7 4 2
contract. How would that approach help South in this deal? He is in three no-trump, A653
and West leads a fourth-highest spade two. Declarer tries dummy’s jack (in the hope K843
that West has led from king-queen-empty-fourth), but East covers with the queen. A 10 7 2
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South might have responded one heart, but with game-forcing values he was right to
keep all of the suits in play. Six or seven diamonds might have been the best contract if Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
North had a minor two-suiter. North’s two-club rebid guaranteed at least a six-card suit
and denied a four-card major. South bid what he hoped he could make. The Bidding:

Declarer starts with seven top tricks: one spade, two hearts, one diamond and three SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
clubs. After taking the spade ace on the third round of the suit, the optimist unblocks his 1 Clubs Pass
club king, plays a heart to dummy’s ace, then cashes the club ace and queen. However, 1 Diamonds Pass 2 Clubs Pass LEAD:
when West discards on the third club, the contract can no longer be made. Yes, if clubs Pass Pass 2 Spades
are 3-3, South wins 10 tricks, but that is against the odds. 3 NT Pass

The pessimist sees that he needs only five club winners, not six. He overtakes his king
with dummy’s ace and cashes the queen, happy to see the jack appear from West.
Declarer drives out the club 10 and claims. Note, though, that he also succeeds if clubs
are 3-3, just not with an overtrick.

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ACROSS follower, once: 9 Outfit 73 TV oldie, The Washington Post
1 Whacks a “dog” abbr. 10 Vintage Jag You ___ for It
6 Plumbing 77 Hall of Famer 11 Slangy
Aparicio 74 Burning
problem 78 Sense of identity affirmative 82 Lamp fuel
10 Plant equivalent 79 Fire, in France 12 Praise 83 Playwright Rice
80 Mercury or 13 Tied up 85 Piano piece
of blood vessels Saturn 14 One of Ataturk’s 87 Globule
15 Chew the fat 81 Doggie in need 90 Best-loved thing,
18 Lie ahead of a diet? names
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signature 16 World War II 92 Actress Joanna
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one’s Pendleton 21 Socialize at a 97 Heats glass
doggies? 92 Bible book 98 Soothing
25 Inveterate 95 Doggie author? nightclub 99 Tempted
26 Depraved 101 Record spoiler 23 Find the quotient 100 Gets that pins-
27 Haul into court 102 TV exec Arledge 24 British P.M., once
28 Computer 103 Second gardener 29 Is on TV and-needles
organization? 104 Tightens, 30 Peeve feeling
30 0 on an altimeter perhaps 31 Ante up? 105 Bogart film,
34 Forgo play 106 Game marker 32 The Pope’s High ___
37 Passages author 107 Transgressions 109 Attach, as
Sheehy 108 Ohio team doggie? buttons
38 Ultimate 110 Loreleis 33 Milk, in 111 Actress Jeanne
39 Fathers 112 Follow 112 Some
41 Following-suit 116 Atop, to a scop Monterrey 113 Board groove
word 118 Grandpa Walton 35 An appetizer 114 Science fiction
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actor son 119 Debussy subject 40 Peres of Israel 115 Eye
44 ___ the knuckles 120 Ad placed by a 43 Photo showing 117 Ready to eat
(like some footloose 121 Burnt sienna, for
pitches) doggie? Tormé posing one
46 Doggie races? 127 Advantage with his doggie? 122 Cleopatra’s fatal
50 Author Gay 128 Whoppers 45 Endowments friend
52 Collided with 129 Bee’s ward org. 123 English subj.
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squared 131 Attract 48 Pal, in A 125 Paris when it
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playground? 2 Rare bill Bewitched Simulcast Wagering
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Hubby, wife worked up over who should quit job first

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST if he quits his job is so profoundly entitled that I What personal quality does he have that you
couldn’t take his side even if it had other merit. can treat as a guarantee that he won’t make this
Dear Carolyn: My husband “break” an indefinite one? He hasn’t quit already,
and I, both unhappy in our jobs, I would also be very suspicious of granting a which, to be fair, is significant, as is his honesty,
have determined that with some “total mental break and reset” to someone who but your one-income plan rests on trust of a high-
strategic penny-pinching, we can apparently prioritizes himself above his spouse er order, and your marriage can’t afford for one of
live on one salary for a while. The and the marriage. you to take advantage.
question now is, whose salary?
To be fair, you are likewise (though not as starkly)
The argument for my husband more focused on your interests than on his or your
quitting is: He’s been in his job for marriage’s. It does serve him and the marriage that
longer than I have, and unhap- you’d still earn side money and take over household
pier for longer, too. management, but it’s doing what you already “genu-
He has no idea what he’d like to do next and feels inely enjoy,” not taking one on the chin.
like he needs a total mental break and reset in order
to figure it out. A healthy marriage is one where each of you
The argument for me quitting is: I have a side volunteers to sacrifice for the other vs. volunteer-
business that would continue to bring in a few ing the other for sacrifice.
thousand dollars every month even if I quit my day
job. I also genuinely enjoy cleaning and cooking, Unless you both can embrace that ethic here, I
and I would be happy to take on the lion’s share of don’t recommend that either of you quit to live off
housekeeping and errand-running, which I think the other. Too high a risk of resentment.
would improve the quality of both of our lives.
My husband readily admits he would not agree I’d be interested instead in seeing what you
to do any extra housekeeping if he was not working. both would come up with if you, say, set a dol-
I know I’m biased, but I think the arguments lar amount you can live on; cut it in half; priced
for me quitting are stronger. Husband feels his are out any necessary benefits like health insurance;
stronger. Do you have advice on how to move for- found an equitable split on household chores;
ward? then established that you could each find your
own way to bring that in for the family. Part-time
— Which One Gets the Break? work, piece work, cutting back on your current
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Which One Gets the Break?: I can’t answer objec- ing or job hunting or retraining. Insurance and
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refusing to carry any more of the household weight why not do the work to find out? Character test
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YOUR HEALTH

Clinical trial yields tantalizing heart and cancer clues

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Journal of Medicine and presented at Dr. Jose Rivera.
[email protected] the European Society of Cardiology
meeting, scientists say they now have PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
Dr. Jose Rivera, a cardiologist with proof that lowering inflammation
the Steward Health Group and the Se- alone, without affecting cholesterol,
bastian River Medical Center, is finally reduces the risk of a heart attack.”
getting some high-powered validation
for his long-held view that reducing in- The Washington Post and the New
flammation – not just cholesterol lev- York Times both ran front-page articles
els – can prevent heart attacks. about the study.

As Time Magazine reports, “In a new The Post quoted David Goff, direc-
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YOUR HEALTH ‘I think that this is,
again, a great story
because it gives us a
lot of information in
terms of validation
[and] confirmation
on ... how important
inflammation is after
atherosclerotic-disease
or cardiovascular events.’

Sciences at the National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute, as saying this
clinical trial “has opened up a potent
way to lower the risk of heart attacks.”

The Times went further, calling the
study “a major milestone” and “proof
of a biologic concept that opens the
door to new ways of treating and pre-
venting cardiovascular disease.”

At the center of the massive study –
10,000 patients from 39 countries – is
the Novartis drug “Canakinumab.”

Rivera says the drug “binds this pro-
inflammatory protein called Interleu-
kin-1 beta that triggers a cascade of
inf la mmat ion.”

But don’t rush to Rivera or any other
cardiologist looking for a prescription
just yet. The drug is not approved by
the FDA for use in cardio cases and
probably won’t be any time in the near
future.

That’s because Canakinumab also
suppresses part of the immune sys-
tem, increasing the risk of infections
– including fatal ones.

In fact, the Times reports, “deaths
from infection in the study appeared
to match lives saved by the drug, so
there was no difference in overall
mortality between the groups that
got the drug and [those who got] the
placebo.

So is that game, set and match? Is it
the end of Canakinumab?

Not likely.
The New England Journal of Medicine
offers another Canakinumab bomb-
shell that will likely make it impossible
to stop further work on the drug.
It reports that a separate study
published in the prestigious British
medical journal “The Lancet” found
people taking Canakinumab lowered
their risk of dying from any type of
cancer over four years by a startling
50 percent and their risk of fatal lung
cancer by a mind-boggling 75 per-
cent.
This wouldn’t be the first time a drug
developed for one purpose explodes
into a blockbuster cure for something
else entirely.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 28

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YOUR HEALTH

CONTINUED ON PAGE 27 Meanwhile, the current projected
price for Canakinumab is somewhere
In the 1990s, Pfizer was trying to between $64,000 and $200,000 a year
develop a new drug for angina. In (assuming it ever gets FDA approval in
clinical trials, it seemed only mod- its current formulation).
estly effective but as Medpagetoday.
com puts it, “researchers found that That would be quite pricey as a car-
men taking the drug experienced an dio drug, but it would be a bargain-
unexpected side effect. Their sexual basement cost when compared to
performance improved dramatically. some cancer drugs on the market to-
Soon no one at Pfizer cared about the day – especially if that 75 percent rate
[drug’s] effect on chest pain. The com- of avoiding fatal lung cancers holds up,
pany only cared about the side effect. let alone the 50 percent rate of avoid-
Today we call that drug ‘Viagra.’” ing all cancers altogether.

This type of story is commonplace in Possibly overstating the obvious,
drug development. In the search for ‘X’ Rivera smiles and says, “It’s going to
drug developers sometimes find ‘Y.’” need more research,” but this partic-

ular cardiologist is clearly optimistic. inflammation levels with simple, al-
“I think that this is, again, a great ready well-proven steps. Those may
include statins, exercise and diet as
story because it gives us a lot of infor- well as monitoring “C-reactive pro-
mation in terms of validation [and] teins” with CRP blood tests that can
confirmation on inflammation. How spot potential inflammation problems
important inflammation is after ath- before they lead to heart attacks.
erosclerotic disease or cardiovascular
events,” not to mention the further Dr. Jose Rivera is with the Steward
study-worthy impact it may have on Health Group and the Sebastian River
cancer treatments. Medical Center. His offices are at 7754
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In the meantime, Rivera plans to ber is 772-589-3003. 
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FINE & CASUAL DINING

Coasters Pub & Biergarten: Enjoy an imaginative menu

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

Coasters is one of our regular haunts,

but I saved it to review until the weather

was perfect (for me) to enjoy the Bier-

garten. November through March is

the time we wait for all summer, and

Coasters is ideal for al fresco dining and

drinking.

I checked the weather the day we

planned to go, a perfect 74 degrees fore-

cast for 11 a.m. when we’d be having an

early lunch. I parked around the back

(where the regulars park) and entered

the lovely Biergarten with its rustic

picnic tables for family dining, its cute

patio seating and pretty planters full of

flowers. I breathed in the fresh air and

was ready to enjoy my meal in the great

outdoors. So of course, my com-

panion, a recent Midwestern

transplant who maybe needs

to get checked for high blood

pressure, said it was too hot and

humid and wanted to

sit inside. Starting next

week, my sweet son

will be back on dining

adventure duty as he’s a

lot more spontaneous.

Seated at a pleasant

table inside, we looked

over the massive beer selec- The Reggae Shrimp. Truffle & Bacon
Pastrami Burger. Deviled Eggs.
tion and I ordered a pint of Bells
PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
Christmas Ale ($5.50). If you love draft

beer and seasonal brews, Coasters is the but all of the appetizers are very tasty barbecue is served in a mayo-based We encourage you to send feedback to
and large enough to pass around the ta- white barbecue sauce and it was very [email protected]
place. The selection changes frequently, ble. In fact, my companion chose a yum- good once I adjusted my palate to not
my appetizer as his main dish, the Reg- expect a sweet, red barbecue sauce. The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
so don’t have your heart set on one favor- gae Shrimp ($11.50), which consists of a dines anonymously at restaurants at the
half-pound of lightly-breaded shrimp We did not splurge for dessert that expense of this newspaper. 
ite. This is the place to explore, not only fried and tossed in a tropical, zesty curry day, but Coasters specialties are Key
sauce. I thought the sauce was perfectly lime pie ($5.50) and Gran Marnier Cake, RESTAURANT HOURS
the beers but wine on tap, and a full se- seasoned and balanced – the sweet, the a from-scratch bakery treat with orange 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
acid and the spice – but my companion frosting ($7).
lection of cocktails. The description of advised that if you’re a big fan of curry, Sunday through Thursday
you might want to ask the chef to take it Coasters is much more than a pub that 11 a.m. to midnight
the Christmas Ale said it features toasted up a notch in the heat department. happens to serve food. Its menu is imagi- Friday and Saturday
native, the chef takes pride in prepara- BEVERAGES
notes and subtle toffee flavors with a Rather than opt for one of my regu- tion and presentation and they also do Full bar
lar choices that I know are excellent the simple stuff very well, their burgers ADDRESS
blend of hops and herbal aromas. It was such as the fish and chips ($13.25) or are some of the best in South Brevard.
French Dip ($12.50) or house salad with Check it out sometime soon, and enjoy 971 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard
delicious, as was the other beer we tried, grilled shrimp ($7 plus $7), I chose a se- the Biergarten for me. (Wal-Mart Plaza)
lection off the Coasters Sandwich Tour
the Weihenstephaner Hefeweisse, served of America menu. It’s an alphabetical Grilled Skirt Steak beachside Melbourne
rotation of each state’s special inter- Southwest Salad. PHONE
in the traditional tall, curved glass with pretation of meat between bread.
They happened to be starting at (321) 779-2739
an orange slice ($5.50). If you’ve sam- the beginning that week with
Alabama, so the featured
pled a Hefe like Tucher plate was an Alabama BBQ
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
and found it to be ($10) served on a Kaiser
roll with a side item. I
too heavy, this chose the wonderfully
crispy and flavorful on-
one would be a re- ion rings. This version of

freshing alterna-

tive. Purists will

want to order it

way before they’re

ready to drink and

allow it to warm

up a bit, European

style.

To start, I would

recommend the

She-crab soup

($10.50 for a bowl)

or the Truffle & Ba-

con Deviled Eggs

($8 for six halves),

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Please send calendar information State College Palm Bay campus. Learn about BMW, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 1432 S. Harbor City 3 Fourth Annual Doggy Run to benefit
at least two weeks prior to your Applied IT programs in cybersecurity, network- Blvd, Melbourne. Complimentary Tapas and Brevard County Eau Gallie no-kill shelter
ing, computer project management, data sci- Margarita service with live music, silent auc- and H.A.L.O. Rescue, a dog-friendly 5k Run/
event to ence and software development and visit cyber tion, prizes and keynote speaker. Admission Walk with one-mile option, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
range labs. www.easternflorida.edu/go/open- $25, contact Steve at (321)978-8862 orShar- Wickham Park Trails and walkway, 2500 Park-
[email protected] house [email protected] way Drive, Melbourne. Registration fee is $35-
$40 plus 10 pounds of dry dog food. Thedog-
ONGOING 30 Colored Pencil Art Class, the first of a 2 Christmas Bazaar featuring gift baskets, [email protected]
six-week series, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at hand-made crafts, puppy treats, candies
Anti-Gravity Project mural installation through Art and Soul Studio, 664 South Patrick Drive, and baked goods, hosted by the Oceanside 3 Space Coast Winter Kids Fest, noon to
Dec. 3 with daily happenings at multiple locations Satellite Beach. Classes run through Jan. 11 with Community Church Ladies Ministry, 8 a.m. to 2 5 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium,
in the Eau Gallie Arts District, including live art no class Dec. 28. Cost is $150 for the series. Call p.m., 305 Cassia Blvd, Satellite Beach. Santa Claus, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Christmas
demonstrations, live music, gallery exhibitions, il- (321)289-2592 for details and registration. Bazaar Face Painting, Costumed Characters
lustration battles, interactive games and pop-up 2 Ocean Reef Beach Festival, 10 a.m. to and much more. www.spacecoastkidsfest.
shops and local fun, culminating with the Anti- 30 Amazon Trilogy Night, 6:30 p.m. at Ex- 5 p.m. at Pelican Beach Park, Satellite eventbrite.com
Block Party on Dec 2 on Highland Ave featuring ecutive Cigar Shop and Lounge, 637 E. Beach. www.oceanreefbeachfestival.com.
food trucks, live music and all kinds of creative New Haven in Historic Downtown Melbourne. 3 Sea Glass talk, learn about sea glass color,
activity. www.anti-gravityproject.com All three Amazon Trilogy cigars in one place. 2 Kandi M. Siegel children’s author book variety, rarity and scale from Ann Fisk, co-
Supplies limited. (321)733-4554 www.execu- signing, noon to 3 p.m. at Pat’s Place, 279 founder of Florida’s East Coast Sea Glass Club,
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- tivecigarshop.com E. Eau Gallie Blvd, Indian Harbour Beach. 2 to 3 p.m. at the Barrier Island Center, 8385
days at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach. Call (321)723-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org 30 Free Glow-in-the-Dark Social 5k Run, 2 The Indialantic Chamber Singers joined 3556 for details.
7 p.m. with Running for Brews Viera, by the Alleluia Bells Handbell Choir in a
Tai Chi and Qigong, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at 1970 Viera Blvd. www.runningforbrews.com joyous concert to Celebrate the Season, 3:30 3 Advent Lutheran Church and Immacu-
Gleason Park, north side of lake. Donation of p.m.at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 late Conception Catholic Church will
$5-$10. www.beachsideqigong.com DECEMBER North Riverside Drive in Indialantic. Event is combine their respective choirs to present
free, donations accepted. www.indialantic- “What Sweeter Music: A Festival of Carols”
NOVEMBER 1 Holiday Wine Party at the Green Turtle chambersingers.org at 3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church,
Market, 855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian 3780 Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach. No tickets
30 Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. Harbour Beach, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy dozens of 2 Porch Music - come sing, play, dance, en- required.
to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park wine selections from all over the world. Cost is joy jam music on the porch of the Mel-
$15, or $5 for wine club members. No reserva- bourne Beach Old Town Hall History Center, 6 Indialantic Garden Club by the Sea Lily
30 Intermediate Ballroom Group with tions required. www.greenturtlemarket.com 2373 Oak St. 1:00-2:30, First and Third Satur- Park paver brick reveal celebration 11
Michael Cassidy, 1 p.m. at Beachside day of the month. Rhythmic dulcimers form the a.m. at Lily Park on the corner of 8 th Avenue
Dance Club, 1875a South Patrick Drive, Indian 1 Lights, Wine and Cheese in the Garden, 6 core of the jam band. Free. Small donation to and South Riverside Drive. The Club is selling
Harbour Beach. Drop-in rate is $10 per class. to 8 p.m. at Rockledge Gardens, 2153 U.S. historic site appreciated. Call (321)327-4871 personalized pavers to benefit its scholarship
Call (321) 652-0745. 1, Rockledge. for details. program for college students studying horticul-
ture or environmental sciences. www.garden-
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House, 4 p.m. at the Eastern Florida for the lagoon, presented by the Marine bourne, 5 to 9 p.m. with Santa Claus,
Resources Council and hosted by Melbourne Carolers, Horse and Carriage and more. www. 8|9 Beach Town Music Festival fea-
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neighborhood can be yours

210 Lynn Avenue in Satellite Beach: 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,793-square-foot pool home on large
corner lot offered for $419,000 by Coldwell Banker Paradise Realtor Sandy Legere: 321-626-0041

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Pristine home in vintage neighborhood can be yours

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT

In a charming and hidden older resi-
dential neighborhood in Satellite Beach
is a one-story, concrete block and stuc-
co home at 210 Lynn Ave. on a third of
an acre corner lot. Ready-to-move-in
pristine and completely remodeled, the
5-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,793-square-foot
home was built in 1963.

Other homes on the street that
date from the dawn of the Space Age
are nicely landscaped and reflect the
pride of ownership as seen by the
care they are obviously given. Both
sides of the street have sidewalks on
which toddlers can ride tricycles,
while grownups take an after-dinner
stroll or get in a bit of evening or ear-
ly-morning jogging.

“It is a great location with large cor-

ner lot and a home with a unique open front porch set off with outdoor living room/dining room combina- tio/pool area. The room functions as
floor plan,” said listing realtor Sandy furniture, obviously a center for tion. Like the rest of the beautifully informal lounging space. A half bath
Legere, with Coldwell Banker Paradise. friendly conversation with neigh- decorated interior, the rooms have a next to the family room is convenient
bors as they walk by. The foyer area sleek modern look with an appeal- for those in the main living spaces
Taking the walkway up to the opens into a capacious L-shaped ing Florida vibe. as well as those using the patio/pool
front door, visitors step onto a long area. The view of the pool and so-
The formal living area flows into lar-heated spa can be seen from the
TOP 1% OF BREVARD “Todd is highly motivated, very ambitious and is the contemporary remodeled kitch- kitchen through the glass sliders in
COUNTY AGENTS cohnisstacnlitelyntgsowinigthththeeeirxbtreasmt iinlete.r.e.asltwinaymsisnedr!v”ing en, which is designed with light wood the tiled family room.
cabinets, granite countertops, stain-
TODD OSTRANDER Todd moved here from Minnesota and has been serving the citizens of less steel appliances and a wine refrig- A fifth bedroom in the home, next
Brevard County for 20 years with high energy, hard work and his unique way erator, and looks like the kind of every- to the family room, is currently used
“HALL OF FAME” PRODUCER with people. His vast knowledge of the many neighborhoods and communi- detail-perfect renovated kitchen you as an efficient office space with closet
ties in the area, interest in real estate and willingness to go above and beyond would see on your favorite HGTV show. storage shelving neatly labeled.
321-749-8405 for his clients is a winning combination for either buyers or sellers!
He specializes in marketing unique properties and water properties by using A glass and tile backsplash comple- The home was designed with large
[email protected] a professional photographer to capture the most beautiful pictures that at- ments the décor, while an island of- windows letting in an abundance of
WWW.DOORTOTHEEASTSHORE.COM tract buyers from all around the world. He also has the experience and knowl- fers additional preparation space and Florida sunshine, especially in the
edge to help ANY seller that wants an agent that is hardworking, trustworthy storage. A breakfast bar is fashioned bedrooms.
and goes the extra mile to handle each of his clients on a “one on one” basis. on the countertop facing the kitchen
Overall he has single handedly closed over 300 transactions which equals from the informal dining area. Three of the bedrooms, which are
well over 125 Million Dollars of Real Estate since starting in 2007/2008. This enhanced with wood flooring, are
stature has made him one of the preferred agents in the area and landed him A laundry room off the kitchen has served by one shared bathroom. Two
in the “Top 1% of Brevard County agents!” but the most important thing is extensive space for additional shelv- bedrooms easily hold queen-sized
that all his clients are happy! ing and storage. beds, dressers and have ample closet
space. The third bedroom, which is
A family room with sliding glass smaller, would make an ideal nurs-
doors provides easy access to the pa-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 30, 2017 35

REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
210 LYNN AVE.,

SATELLITE BEACH

Year built: 1963
Architecture:
Concrete block and stucco
Lot size: 0.28
Home size: 2,793 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Homeowners Association:

None
Additional Features: Large
swimming pool and attached
solar heated spa, spacious cor-
ner lot, RV/Boat parking behind
gated fence, sprinkler on well,
storm shutters, open one-story
floor plan, inside laundry room.

Listing agency:
Coldwell Banker Paradise

Listing agent:
Sandy Legere: 321-626-0041

Listing price: $419,000

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REAL ESTATE

ery or playroom. The bathroom serv- ing closet. A large ceramic tiled show- the dog park and the recreation park tem on its own well, the availability
ing this area has the tub and shower er with glass doors is a feature of the that you can walk to just around the of storm shutters and the attached
combination with sink and water bathroom. Double sinks with granite corner,” Legere said. two-car garage.
closet. A linen closet in the hallway countertops help make preparation
provides additional storage. for two people much easier on a busy The large, corner-lot yard gives To see this property listed for
morning. “room for boat or recreation vehicle $419,000, contact Sandy Legere, re-
The split plan is enhanced by the parking in the side behind the wide altor with Coldwell Banker Paradise,
carpeted master bedroom with linen “The home is only four blocks from gate in the private fence.” at m321-626-0041 or [email protected]
and storage closet and walk-in cloth- shopping and is close to the library, coldwellbanker.com. 
Another plus is the sprinkler sys-

Mortgage rates level off in late November

STORY BY KATHY ORTON WASHINGTON POST weekly mortgage rate trend index, creased 0.1 percent. The refinance in-
found that more than half of the ex- dex fell 5 percent, while the purchase
Mortgage rates barely moved head- perts it surveyed say rates will remain index rose 5 percent.
ing into the Thanksgiving holiday. relatively stable in the coming week.
Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at The refinance share of mortgage
According to the latest data released Bankrate.com, disagrees. He predicts activity accounted for 49.9 percent of
last Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30- that home loan rates are headed up. all applications.
year fixed-rate average slipped to 3.92
percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points “Strong earnings, solid economic “Refinance activity, already ex-
are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent data, an upcoming Fed rate hike and tremely sensitive to rate movements,
of the loan amount.) It was 3.95 percent a the continued downsizing of the decreased 4.8 percent, the fourth
week ago and 4.03 percent a year ago. Fed’s balance sheet all point to higher weekly decrease in five weeks,” said
rates,” he said. Joel Kan, an MBA economist. “Pur-
The 15-year fixed-rate average chase applications increased last
edged up to 3.32 percent with an av- Meanwhile, a drop in refinance week following Veterans Day week,
erage 0.4 point. It was 3.31 percent a applications offset an uptick in pur- and remained 4.1 percent higher than
week ago and 3.25 percent a year ago. chase applications last week, ac- the same week one year ago. The in-
The five-year adjustable rate average cording to the latest data from the crease in overall purchase applica-
increased to 3.22 percent with an av- Mortgage Bankers Association. The tions was driven by increases in all
erage 0.4 point. It was 3.21 percent a market composite index – a measure loan types: conventional, FHA and VA
week ago and 3.12 percent a year ago. of total loan application volume – in- purchase loans.” 

Bankrate.com, which puts out a

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 30, 2017 37

REAL ESTATE

Data breach at Equifax prompts class-action lawsuit

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST steps to minimize the damage. theft and the Equifax breach, which
Through Equifax’s negligence, ac- may be challenging to prove.
The scenario that personal finance
and credit experts feared most about cording to the suit, cybercriminals In the meantime, remember that it’s
the heist of consumer data from Equi- gained access to data that now “per- not too late to get defensive. If you’re
fax may already be underway: Crimi- mits thieves to create fake identities, like the vast majority of consumers
nals are using the stolen information fraudulently obtain loans, swipe tax re- who have not yet placed freezes on
to apply for mortgages, credit cards funds and destroy” consumers’ credit- their files at Equifax, Experian, Tran-
and student loans, and tapping into worthiness. Among the most vulnera- sUnion and Innovis, consider do-
bank debit accounts, filing insurance ble potential and actual victims: home ing so now. For information on how
claims and racking up substantial buyers and mortgage applicants, who to proceed, go to consumer.ftc.gov/
debts, according to a major new class- “tend to have significant information articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs. 
action suit. on file with credit bureaus” and as a re-
sult are “especially at risk” for ID theft JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS!
The suit pulls together dozens of in- after the Equifax data breach.
dividual complaints from consumers Waterfrontbrevard.com
in all 50 states plus the District and An Equifax representative had no
suggests that cybercriminals aren’t comment on the litigation. Lawyers THE HOUSING MARKET IS MOVING FAST - DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND.
wasting time using the Social Secu- representing the individual plaintiffs
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is occurring. A few examples: to heed red flags indicating that its sys-
tems were not secure. In April 2017, ac-
B● ridgette Craney of Virginia says cording to the suit, cyber-risk analysis
that since the Equifax breach, she firm Cyence rated the probability of a
has experienced “multiple fraudulent security breach at Equifax at 50 percent
charges” on five of her credit card ac- in the next 12 months. Credit analytics
counts and had two fraudulent store firm FICO gave Equifax low marks on
credit accounts opened in her name. data protection: an enterprise security
score around 550 on a scale of 300 to
R● obert Hunt of Georgia claims that 850. In 2014, Equifax “left private en-
multiple “unauthorized mortgages” cryption keys on its server,” potentially
have been applied for using his stolen allowing hackers to decrypt sensitive
information. data, according to the suit.

J● ennifer Wise of Vermont says she How might this suit affect you? If
has been getting dunned by collec- you own a home, have a mortgage or
tion agencies for “loans that she never received information from Equifax
opened.” that your files were accessed, you are
probably part of the class. You needn’t
M● anuel Lucero of Mississippi says do anything to join. Keep in mind,
criminals have applied for student though: The case may sound like a
loans using his identity; Kyoko Ya- slam-dunk, but it might not be. Law-
mamoto of New York claims “at least yers will need to demonstrate a link
two” unauthorized charges have been between plaintiffs’ claims of identity
made using her debit card; and Jas-
mine Guess of Louisiana says fraudu-
lent insurance claims have been made
using her stolen identity information.

The suit, Allen et al v. Equifax,
charges that the company “failed
spectacularly” in its legal responsibil-
ities to protect consumers’ confiden-
tial data. It also alleges that the com-
pany failed to take steps to upgrade
its security protocols, such as install-
ing a remedial patch provided by a
software maker, and then delayed in-
forming consumers about the breach,
thereby preventing them from taking

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Nov. 17 to Nov. 23

Real estate activity surprisingly picked up during Thanksgiving Week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Satellite Beach led the way with 9 sales, followed by Melbourne Beach and Indialantic with 6 each,
and Indian Harbour Beach reporting 5.
The top sale of was of an oceanfront lot across from Chapel by the Sea in Melbourne Beach. The residence
at 000 South Highway A1A was placed on the market Jan. 10 for $799,000. The most recent asking price
was $780,000. The sale closed Nov. 21 for $725,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Danielle and Krystyna Harrison of Beach Life Realty of
Florida. The purchaser was represented by Janyne Kenworthy of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE

$635,000
SUNNYLAND BEACH 432 ARROWHEAD LN 10/26/2017 $699,000 $699,000 11/20/2017 $530,000
BREAKERS CONDO P3 2203 ATLANTIC ST 725 7/26/2017 $585,000 $539,500 11/20/2017 $528,000
OCEAN DUNES AQUAR P2 130 WARSTEINER WAY 301 10/9/2017 $549,900 $549,900 11/21/2017

SALES FOR 32903

SANCTUARY PHASE 3 T 720 NIGHTINGALE DR 5/2/2017 $675,000 $610,000 11/20/2017 $600,000
THE CLUB RESIDENCES 2855 HIGHWAY A1A N D 10/5/2017 $585,000 $585,000 11/22/2017 $575,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 415 EIGHTH AVE 10/24/2017 $499,000 $499,000 11/22/2017 $475,000

SALES FOR 32937

TORTOISE VIEW ESTATE 416 TORTOISE VIEW CIR 6/9/2017 $524,900 $499,900 11/17/2017 $490,000
MONACO CONDO PH 1 571 HIGHWAY A1A 502 8/12/2017 $484,900 $469,999 11/17/2017 $456,000
MONTECITO PHASE 1A 418 MONTECITO DR 6/12/2017 $439,900 $429,900 11/22/2017 $420,000

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REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach, Address: 432 Arrowhead Ln Subdivision: Blue Heron at Aquarina, Address: 370 Aquarina Blvd

Listing Date: 10/26/2017 Listing Date: 8/1/2017
Original Price: $699,000 Original Price: $269,000
Recent Price: $699,000 Recent Price: $269,000
Sold: 11/20/2017 Sold: 11/20/2017
Selling Price: $635,000 Selling Price: $247,000
Listing Agent: Ronald Smith Listing Agent: Carola Mayerhoeffer &
Renee Winkler
Selling Agent: Salt Water Realty of Brevard Selling Agent:
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Aaron James
William Taylor
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
William Taylor Real Estate,LLC

Subdivision: Indialantic by Sea, Address: 415 Eighth Ave Subdivision: Sanctuary Phase 3 T, Address: 720 Nightingale Dr

Listing Date: 10/24/2017 Listing Date: 5/2/2017
Original Price: $499,000 Original Price: $675,000
Recent Price: $499,000 Recent Price: $610,000
Sold: 11/22/2017 Sold: 11/20/2017
Selling Price: $475,000 Selling Price: $600,000
Listing Agent: Mary Goodwin Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter & Kirk Kessel

Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Elliott Grozan & Corey Craigie Alyssa Boyd

Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Sand Dollar Realty of Brevard

Subdivision: Monaco Condo PH 1, Address: 571 Highway A1A 502

Listing Date: 8/12/2017
Original Price: $484,900
Recent Price: $469,999
Sold: 11/17/2017
Selling Price: $456,000
Listing Agent: Janet Allen

Selling Agent: Sandy Shoes Realty, Inc.

Diann Craig

Better Homes & Gardens RE Star

Subdivision: Tortoise View Estate, Address: 416 Tortoise View Cir

Listing Date: 6/9/2017
Original Price: $524,900
Recent Price: $499,900
Sold: 11/17/2017
Selling Price: $490,000
Listing Agent: Janice Basile

Selling Agent: BHHS Florida Realty

Diane Kasmoch

Loggins Realty Inc

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