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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 14 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
New commissioner WILDFIRE COUNTRY ... Developer’s
relishing chance to failure now
make a difference in city hands
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ‘The price of living in a BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] nature-lover’s paradise’ [email protected]
For about a month, there’s been BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Once again, the City of Port St.
a new face on the St. Lucie County [email protected] Lucie finds itself in the position
Commission, that of 30-year-old of cleaning up after a developer’s
Anthony Bonna, a Fort Pierce res- Until the afternoon rains come, the mess.
ident, who has long been involved
in the community. risk for wildfires remains high – which “The last of the ‘big bets’ has
failed,” Mayor Gregory Oravec
“It was instilled in me at a young is nothing new for this time of the year, said last week during a special City
age,” Bonna said of communi- Council meeting to discuss the fu-
ty service, that if you care about according to the Division of Forestry. ture of the jobs corridor in South-
something, you need to stand up ern Grove, an area of Tradition.
for it. “That’s the approach I’ve al- “It’s kind of par for the course,” “And that’s good.”
spokeswoman Melissa Yunas said. The mayor explained that the
So, when former District 2 previous bad bets – City Center,
Commissioner Tod Mowery re- Two weeks without rain – and poof, Digital Domain, VGTI – did not
signed his post effective Jan. 1, break the city, and this last one
Bonna and several others applied there’s a wildfire. A fire off Wake Road in Port St. Lucie scorched a 70-acre patch of undeveloped land wouldn’t, either.
for the seat, seeking Gov. Rick
Scott’s appointment. March through May are the driest between a community of homes and the Turnpike last Friday. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN Tradition Land Co., the proper-
What put Bonna ahead of all months of the year, Yunas said, but CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
the rest is not publicly known.
Gov. Scott’s office would not pro- that doesn’t make those months “fire season.” high-rises like what is found in South Florida. COULD STUDY OF FLA.
vide anything more specific than RAIL SYSTEM DERAIL
the following statement to St. Luc- “There’s no such thing as ‘fire season’ here,” Wildfires last week prompted the evacuation of BRIGHTLINE PLANS?
ie Voice: “The Governor appoints
people that he believes will faith- she said. It’s the price of living in a nature-lover’s about 40 homes in the Southbend area. The 70- BY BETH WALTON | Staff Writer
fully serve Floridians and put the
interests of St. Lucie families first.” paradise, Yunas said, explaining that St. Lucie acre wildfire (picture a space of nearly 54 football Opponents
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 County has done well to keep green space and fields) – called “Luck Wildfire” – was quickly con- high-speed rail
line hope an
Anthony Bonna. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN not become an urban jungle of concrete and CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 upcoming study
of planned and
in Florida will give state officials
second thoughts about allowing
passenger trains to run north and
south through St. Lucie County at
110 miles an hour.
The state currently has no laws
or regulations addressing the safe-
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Panoramic view of Southern Grove area. Those properties are not affected by Tra- default on the bonds it issued a decade ago PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE
dition Land Co.’s leaving. to pay for the infrastructure – roads, water,
SOUTHERN GROVE sewers, etc. – in Southern Grove, which er due diligence. They agreed and noted
By the end of nearly two hours of pre- helped spark development of the Tradition they wanted it all worked out prior to May
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 sentations and discussions, the Port St. Center for Innovation and the Tradition 24 so they could vote on finalizing it.
Lucie City Council ultimately decided Center for Commerce.
ty owner, informed Port St. Lucie officials unanimously to move forward with Tradi- After taking possession of the proper-
earlier this year that it had no plans to pay tion Land Co.’s request to transfer owner- “It’s not a choice,” Blackburn said, “be- ty, the council agreed they would want
the taxes and special assessments on its ship of the unsold land. cause we don’t want to default on our an update to the market study that was
unsold land, and it was going to walk. Do- bonds.” done in 2004 to determine the best uses
ing so would mean defaulting on millions Council members agreed that if the for the property.
of dollars’ worth of bonds if the city doesn’t city were on the hook to pay the taxes, The city would have to carry the prop-
pick up the tab. That tab this year would be special assessments and the like, it might erty or risk a downgrade to its bond rating. The city will also have to market the
about $1 million. Next year, the tab is esti- as well have the property in hand and A lower rating means higher costs for debt. property and, to that end, suggested seek-
mated around $5 million. under city control. “Our decisions don’t get better by taking no ing a joint venture partner or two to assist.
action,” Blackburn said.
The jobs corridor includes 1,247 acres “There were times when I thought that Vice Mayor Shannon Martin raised a
of unsold property that fronts Interstate 95 might be the best action,” City Manager By accepting the land transfer, the city concern about government being in the
south of Tradition Parkway. The corridor Russ Blackburn said of just letting the would become the master developer of real estate business, but agreed that since
also includes the developed northern end property sit and not take it over. But a the jobs corridor. “We control our destiny,” the city has to cover the carry costs on the
where Tradition Medical Center, Keiser deal in the works for homebuilder Mat- Blackburn told the council, adding that it land, it might as well have ownership.
University, Torrey Pines Institute for Mo- tamy Homes to purchase all the low-den- would be a burden, but worth it.
lecular Studies, and the Florida Center of sity housing property in Southern Grove “I have to support it,” she said.
Biosciences are located, and where City would disintegrate if the city took no ac- Blackburn recommended to the council Oravec said the proposal has many
Electric Supply is moving in. tion. And, if the city did nothing, it would that they approve the land transfer contin- moving parts and that it would be fair to
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PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
INTENSE SITUATION At left, Team Gridiron͛’s Jacoby Ford, a for-
mer Oakland Raiders wide receiver, dribbles
around James Tanksley of Team TKO during
the inaugural ͚Hoops for Life͛ charity basketball game at Southport Middle School in Port St. Lucie last
Saturday. The game between former football stars and mixed martial arts fighters benefited the Big Will
Fight For Life Foundation͛. Above, Treasure Coast High School’s G’Vanni Puchi looks for a hole in the
Fort Pierce Central High School defense before scoring a TD during a flag football game last week.
WILDFIRES arresters also have been known to ignite of the damages the fire caused. means cropped short (no tall grass!); and
wildfires. “It’s a case-by-case basis,” Yunas said of clean means no debris that can easily
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 catch fire.
In the event a wildfire is accidental- whether or not a wildfire will net criminal
tained and extinguished. No homes were ly sparked, call 911 immediately, Yunas charges or bills. Keeping roofs clean of fallen leaves
damaged, though a plastic shed and some said. Doing so gets crews to the scene that and pine needles and other detritus will
vinyl fencing melted, according to Yunas. much faster, increasing the chances the The Division of Forestry warns that ash help to prevent fire catching, as well. And,
blaze will be contained quickly. and embers from a wildfire can travel as making sure you have a 30-foot buffer be-
A few wooden fences were pulled far as a quarter-mile on the breeze and tween your property and conservation/
down, too, to allow fire crews access to If a fire is sparked and it can be traced spark a secondary blaze. preservation/woods/etc., can also help.
battle the blaze. back to someone – especially a someone
who didn’t call it in – that person could be To keep that from damaging your prop- “We’re in this for the long haul,” Yunas
The cause of the fire remains under in- in a heap of trouble. erty, though there are no guarantees, said. “We don’t have to lose a house.”
vestigation. Yunas recommends you keep your yard
The worst-case scenario, according well-watered. Currently, there are no water For more information about current fire
“Anything can easily spark a fire,” said to Yunas, happened recently in Sebring restrictions on lawn irrigation. If the grass conditions, wildfires, and the Division of
Yunas said, from a lawn mower catching where a person intentionally set a wildfire. in your yard is nice and green, it’s well hy- Forestry itself, visit www.FreshFromFlori-
a rock to a golf cart riding too deep into Not only was the accused culprit charged drated and more resistant to a stray ember. da.com and click on “Divisions and Offic-
the rough. with a third-degree felony, but also billed es” and select “Florida Forest Service.”
for the fire’s suppression cost and the cost “Keep your yard lean, clean and green,”
ATVs and motorbikes without spark Yunas said. Green means hydrated; lean
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Arrest made in construction site thefts BRIGHTLINE
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Thomas Paul Sauer. vestigator passed the photos along to of- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
[email protected] ficers on road patrol. An officer spotted
Another camera caught the SUV – and a vehicle matching the description and ty of high-speed trains like All Aboard Flor-
Since late January, the Port St. Lucie an image of the vehicle’s license plate – called it in. ida’s Brightline, which now runs between
Police Department has been investigat- at a home on SW Homeland Road. There, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and is
ing a half-dozen burglaries at residential two neighbors confronted the suspect Officers arrived and arrested Sauer. slated to extend north to Cocoa and west to
construction sites. Now, thanks to secu- later identified as Sauer, who was loading During his arrest, Sauer told police he Orlando in the next couple of years.
rity cameras on residents’ homes, one a refrigerator into the back of the SUV. did steal the fridge and the washer and
suspect has been arrested and at least dryer, according to a statement police Included in the $88.7 billion General Ap-
two burglaries might be solved. For his part, Sauer told the neighbors released. propriations Act, passed by the legislature
that he was taking the fridge because he and approved March 16 by Gov. Rick Scott,
The police department arrested had installed it and it was too big and “Sauer also mentioned that he was like is a directive for the Office of Program Policy
Thomas Paul Sauer, 50, of 307 SW Bel- wouldn’t fit. The refrigerator was a Sam- Robin Hood,” the release stated, though Analysis and Government Accountability to
mont Circle, on Monday. He faces nu- sung valued at $1,800. They grew suspi- it did not elaborate. conduct an overview study of the Florida rail
merous charges, including two felony cious and called the contractor for the system.
counts of burglary to an unoccupied home and notified police. From the Port St. Police Department:
dwelling and two felony counts of grand Port St. Lucie currently has 888 new That action comes as safety concerns
theft. He is being held at the county jail Armed with security images, the in- construction permits within the City about the train have increased due to multi-
in lieu of $77,000 bail. limits. Police are asking the public’s help ple collisions and fatalities since the compa-
in cracking down on construction site ny launched limited service in South Florida
According to police, images captured burglaries. A few of examples of suspi- on Jan. 12.
on security cameras at two different cious activity at a construct site are: con-
sites helped police identify the burglary struction material being removed from All Aboard Florida’s proposed expansion
suspect. In both cases, a red SUV – later property, persons on construction site would send an additional 30 high-speed
identified as a 2005 Hyundai Tucson with after business hours, and persons inside trains barreling through St. Lucie County
a plate registered to Sauer – was seen at a house under construction after business daily. More trains will mean more delays
the scene of the burglaries. hours. on Treasure Coast roadways and water-
Police are asking for residents near a ways, causing traffic and boat congestion
In one case, the video showed the Tuc- construction site to call in any suspicious and the possible slowdown of crucial pub-
son backing into the garage of a home un- activity to 911 or PSLPD non-emergency lic services like emergency response, Bob
der construction on SW Dalton Avenue. number 772-871-5001. Crandall, a member of Citizens Against
A washer and dryer were taken from the Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE-FL) and
home, which is being built by DR Horton. the former CEO of American Airlines, said
at a community meeting in Stuart earlier
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THE CELEBRATION OF NEW COMMISSIONER to withdraw from the race if he were not
LIFE STARTS HERE selected. “I trusted the governor to select
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 the best person to serve St. Lucie County,”
Bonna, for his part, wouldn’t speculate
on the governor’s reasons for selecting him. As for the application process, Bonna
said it was quite extensive. At one point,
Instead, he points to his long-established the governor wanted to meet Bonna face to
desire to improve the community, starting face.
as an intern at the Oxbow Eco-Center and
later as an intern at the County Clerk’s Of- “When you get a call from the governor,
fice and in the Office of Management and (the schedule) works for you,” Bonna said.
Budget. He said the governor was “very gracious”
and they had a “wonderful conversation.”
“I’ve always had a strong interest” in He didn’t hear from the governor again for
county government, Bonna said. about a month.
Bonna is one of too few St. Lucie County Bonna was officially sworn in shortly
residents who graduate from high school after his appointment in March, and has
here, move away for college and eventually since sat on the dais for the March 20 com-
return for a good-paying job. mission meeting. As of press time Tuesday
morning, he was expected to be publicly
Bonna said that’s one of the issues he sworn in at the April 3 commission meet-
hopes to tackle while on the County Com- ing. “My favorite part is being able to help
mission. “We need the best and brightest” people,” said Bonna, who added he is al-
to come back to St. Lucie County, he said. ready making connections in the commu-
nity. And, his fellow commissioners have
Bonna will serve for just a few months, been as welcoming as they can, given they
finishing Mowery’s term, which ends Nov. can’t discuss official business outside of
16. Bonna hopes voters will approve of the publicly noticed meetings.
job he is currently doing and vote for him
this fall. “We are a team,” he said. “The commis-
sioners have been very gracious.”
Prior to the appointment, Bonna had
filed for the election but publicly pledged
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and 2017, Crandall reported. Those num- high-speed trains in the first months of
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SOLVEIG PEDERSEN, 88 former students, parents and faculty. Treasure Coast Hospice
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her husband in ministry for over 60 years and brother Bob (Lorna) Fromknecht; her sister, better meet the needs of our community.
was a woman of intercessory prayer. Jan (Greg) Pashke; nieces, Kim Pashke Cal-
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Survivors include her sons, Russ Pedersen STEPHEN R. KRESS, 66
and Dean Pedersen (wife, Jodene); daughter, Port St. Lucie
Dianne Pedersen Sunderwirth (husband,
Pastor Jim Sunderwirth); 12 grandchildren; Stephen “Steve” Robert Kress, 66, of Port
five great-grandchildren; brother, Arne Dahl St. Lucie passed away Saturday, March 24.
(wife, Nancy); sisters, Ruth May Dahl and Steve was born in Detroit, and resided in
Else Aanonsen (husband, Richard); and Florida for 23 years. He was a proud lineman
many other loving family members and for 43 years and a member of the IBEW. He
friends. was also a veteran of the United States Army.
SUSAN CALDWELL, 52 Survivors include his loving wife, Cheryl
Port St. Lucie Kress; daughter, Cristy (Dave) Joslin; broth-
er, Gary Kress; sister, Tracey (Cliff) Chaffee;
Susan “Sue” Caldwell, 52, from Port St. brothers-in-law, Paul and Marc (Wendy)
Lucie passed away unexpectedly on March Semande; sister-in-law, Pam Powell; grand-
20. She was born on March 14, 1957, in Erie, children, Taylor and Aaron; nephews, Colin,
Pa., and moved to Florida in 2004. David (Allison), Evan (Jessie), Alex (Brittney),
Chase, Paul III (Kari), Shawn and Scott; niece,
Sue was employed as a kindergarten Lauren (Rick); and all of his IBEW brothers;
teacher at Mariposa Elementary School, and his loyal companions, Toby and Lucky.
where she was deeply loved by her students,
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■ Patio & Sliding Glass Doors on her face when looking in the mirror.
■ Framed/Frameless Shower Units “I knew all this overeating was slow
■ Etching suicide,” Mae said. “I became isolated. I Mae got involved with Food Addicts in
■ Schlage Hardware wanted to be alone with my addiction.” Recovery Anonymous in 1998. She said
■ Mirror Wraps the program gave her a sensible approach
Mae – whose name is withheld for pri- to eating, and a new way of looking at her
Regency Square vacy – is the local public information rep- obsession with it.
resentative for Food Addicts in Recovery
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart • Licensed & Insured Anonymous. The 12-step program will “I have an addiction to food,” she said.
have a community information session “What (Food Addicts in Recovery Anony-
772.463.6500 on Saturday, April 14, at High Point of mous) does is look at addiction as a three-
Fort Pierce, 3266 U.S. 1, from 1 p.m. to fold illness – mental physical and spiritual.”
2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. En-
couraged to attend are those with, or who At first, Mae said, she tried addressing
suspect they have, eating disorders, such her food addiction solo.
as overeating, under-eating, bulimia or
weight obsession. “I tried going to meetings and doing it
on my own,” she said. “Then I decided to
Mae said there’s a pretty straightfor- get a sponsor.”
ward definition to food addiction.
That was a turning point for her. Mae
“Any obsessive eating that interferes proudly says she’s sticking to a health-
with your daily living,” she said. “You’re ful diet that deliberately eschews trigger
doing unhealthy things with food, but substances, such as sugar. That’s one of
the problems food addicts face. Unlike
Cheryl others, such as cigarette smokers, whose
struggle and solution is simple – to ab-
New Client Specials stain from their drugs of choice – food ad-
dicts must eat and exercise, reasonably,
$35 00Touch Up Reg. $5500 regularly.
(includes Style) “They talk about taking the tiger out of
55Permanent $ 00 the cage three times a day,” Mae said.
Wave Special Reg. $7500
She said it’s possible with support, and
New Clients Only that’s what the information session is
about. Today Mae is about 120 pounds.
More importantly to her, Mae doesn’t feel
guilt and powerlessness about her eating.
She said much of the information ses-
sion will be personal testimonials like
hers with a common theme – there’s hope.
“We suffer in silence with this disease,”
Mae said. “People need to know there’s
help out there and hope.”
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
grew out of Overeaters Anonymous in the
1980s. It’s distinct in that it views certain
eating patterns as addiction and em-
phasizes the concept of abstinence. For
example, Mae said she hasn’t eaten flour
products in decades. Food Addicts in Re-
covery Anonymous is a free program.
Hair Trends There’s a weekly meeting on Fridays at
the Atria Senior Living Center, 9825 S. U.S.
Salon - 398.8300 1. That’s at 10 a.m. For information about
Cheryl - 359.9261 it, call 772-871-6810. There’s also a weekly
meeting at White City United Methodist
1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. Church, 810 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce.
Port St. Lucie That’s on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. For informa-
tion, call 772-336-5811.
For more about Food Addicts in Recov-
ery, visit www.foodaddicts.org.
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Venomous fish pose a greater danger than sharks
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer
With the return of warm weather,
Treasure Coast beaches are about
to get crowded – and, sometimes,
downright dangerous, according
to Dr. Peter Marzano, a hospitalist
with the Indian River Medical Cen-
But he says it’s not sharks peo-
ple should worry about. He knows
firsthand there are scarier – albeit
smaller – creatures in Florida’s wa- Jellyfish Lionfish Stingray
Marzano, who says he “grew up
in Fort Lauderdale and Melbourne,” has to stonefish to stinging jellyfish, being a vic- nism. In many species, that’s [a strike from] “They spend a lot of their juvenile time
been “on the water” all his life and is still a tim of what Marzano calls “marine enven- a nasty, serrated, venom-injecting tail.” in the (lagoon) and again there’s venom in
competitive surfer, is about as blasé as pos- omation” can be a painful and sometimes Some 1,500 people are speared by those the barb,” Marzano continues. “You get two
sible when it comes to sharks. life-threatening experience. stingray tails in Florida each year. issues with that. You’ve got the puncture
“Sharks are not going to hurt you,” he Let’s start with stingrays. As a Washington The National Center for Emergency Care wound, usually in the lower extremities, and
calmly states. “They’re not out to get you.” Post “Health and Science” advisory reports, Information bluntly describes the result as then you have the toxin – it’s a neuro toxin,”
On those rare occasions when a shark does signs posted along some Florida beach- “immediate, local, intense pain, edema of meaning it attacks the body’s nervous sys-
bite a human, Marzano claims, it’s almost es and estuaries advising waders to do the soft tissue and a variable amount of bleed- tem.
always a case of “mistaken identity.” “stingray shuffle” instead of normal foot-up, ing. The pain peaks after 30 to 60 minutes, Next on Marzano’s list of marine enven-
Venomous fish, on the other hand, are foot-down walking in shallow water is “not a may radiate centrally and can last up to 48 omation culprits are the scorpion fish, the
something the doctor says he always keeps ploy to make tourists look silly.” hours.” lionfish and the stonefish. Two of the three
on eye out for, whether he’s catching a wave “Shuffling carefully, one foot at a time,” Marzano, who – when on dry land – has are “illegal aliens,” or invasive species. The
here, or in Hawaii, or off the shores of South says the Post, “creates gentle vibrations that also served as the spring training team doc- least venomous is the scorpion fish, which
Africa. alert stingrays to your presence.” tor for major league baseball’s Washington is indigenous to Florida.
Florida’s waters are rife with venomous That’s important because “startling or Nationals, is quick to add, “We have plenty The National Institutes of Health claims
sea creatures, according to Marzano. stepping on a stingray,” according to the of stingrays here. The one everyone steps on “stonefish are one of the most venomous
From stingrays to scorpion fish to lionfish Post, “can trigger its self-defense mecha- here is the Atlantic stingray. fish in the world with potential fatal local
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and systemic toxicity effects to human.” Martin moves inpatient pediatric care to Tradition hospital
Even if treated promptly, recovery from a
jab of a stonefish barb or quill “usually takes As part of a long-term effort to enhance The new pediatric unit at Tradition Medical Center features eight private patient rooms with bathrooms and showers.
about 24 to 48 hours.” pediatric care on the Treasure Coast, Mar-
tin Health moved its inpatient pediatric tered care from nurses and staff specifical- combined with staffing needs and asso-
Originally native to the waters off Austra- care unit to Tradition Medical Center as of ly trained in pediatric care.
lia, the stonefish can now be found through- March 26. ciated costs, doesn’t support the need for
out Florida waters and the Caribbean. With easy access to I-95, Tradition Med-
This move allows the healthcare sys- ical Center is conveniently situated to two inpatient pediatric units.
Lionfish also are native to the South Pa- tem to provide inpatient pediatric care in serve Treasure Coast communities with
cific and Indian oceans but have been intro- a modern, state-of-the-art hospital with a young families. “We believe the new pediatric unit at
duced to this area. Their range appears to be unit specifically designed for the unique
spreading. They have been reported from needs of children. With the opening of the new unit, Mar- Tradition Medical Center will be an excep-
Florida to North Carolina and as far north tin Health will close the one at Martin
Long Island, New York, in waters as shallow The beautiful new pediatric unit at Tra- Medical Center in Stuart. The current av- tional benefit for our growing community
as 1 foot and as deep as 300 feet. dition Medical Center features eight pri- erage census of the Stuart pediatric unit,
vate patient rooms with bathrooms and of young families,” said Lori Matich, nurse
Finally, Florida has its fair share of jellyfish showers in each room. The unit will have
– though the most feared and best known many family-friendly features including: manager of the pediatrics and neonatal
isn’t a jellyfish at all. The Portuguese man-of-
war, according to the National Oceanic and · Sleeping accommodations in each intensive care units at Tradition Medical
Atmospheric Administration, “is actually a room for a parent/caregiver to comfort-
species of siphonophore.” ably stay with their child. Center. – CONTRIBUTED
Back in mid-February, hundreds of these · A playroom with age-appropriate
creatures washed up onto south Florida toys and a PlayStation video game system.
beaches. According to National Geographic,
“a man-of-war sting is excruciatingly pain- · A PlayStation video game console in
ful, but rarely deadly. But beware – even each patient room.
dead man-of-wars washed up on shore can
deliver a sting.” · A family room with computer work
station and mini-kitchenette.
Scared? That’s not what Marzano wants.
What he does want is for people to know · Washer/dryer access for families.
what’s out there and how to best cope with The pediatric unit will serve children
any marine envenomation that might come from infancy to age 17. It will be staffed
their way. by pediatric hospitalists, who treat a wide
range of childhood illnesses and injuries in
Websites for organizations such as the the hospital setting, as well as patient-cen-
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Belfry Place home is ‘just right’ in myriad ways
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist 14 feet, and the dining room is 11-by-10, The master bedroom is a really great for almost any purpose.
[email protected] but it is the eat-in kitchen that is the heart size at 17-by-13, and there are two walk- The backyard is where you’ll spend
of the home, with upgraded cabinets, in closets in the master suite. Two walk-
It doesn’t get much better than a house stainless-steel appliances, ample count- in closets are, for me, one of the best fea- a good part of your time relaxing and
with views of the No. 1 and No. 18 holes er space and a really convenient built-in tures there can be. The master bathroom enjoying the pool and patio. You can
of the Ryder Golf Course. The house at desk with space for cookbooks, recipes or has dual sinks, a Roman tub and separate walk through the sliding doors onto the
8438 Belfry Place in the Reserve at PGA a computer, and additional cabinets for shower. Bedrooms two and three are 12- screened and covered patios and jump
Village is also within walking distance of storage. by-11 and 12-by-10, making them ideal right in to the heated saltwater pool. Kids
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can leave your car in the large driveway or
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even if golf is not your game.
This is what I like to call a “Goldilocks”
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al for a family, retirees, snowbirds who
have frequent visitors, or people who like
to have an office and a room for guests.
There are so many ways that the rooms
can be configured to make it perfect for
The house has an expansive entryway
with the tile that is found throughout the
living area. It is open and airy with the vol-
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A flurry of sales marked last week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front, as 28
single-family residences and lots sold from March 26-30 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 9404 Scarborough Court. Listed earlier in the
month for $750,000, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,686-square-foot house sold for $690,000
on March 29.
The week’s next-best sale was the home at 10642 SW Capraia Way. First listed last October for
$439,900, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,221-square-foot abode fetched $400,000 on March 28.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9404 SCARBOROUGH COURT 3/2/2018 $750,000 3/29/2018 $400,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10642 SW CAPRAIA WAY 10/2/2017 $439,900 3/28/2018 $395,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11423 SW FIELDSTONE WAY 2/13/2018 $400,000 3/29/2018 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9980 SW PAPAYA TREE COURT 1/22/2018 $384,500 3/28/2018 $369,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8837 CHAMPIONS WAY 4/21/2017 $390,000 3/28/2018 $343,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11779 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 11/8/2017 $359,000 3/28/2018 $313,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 726 SW MYAKKA RIVER TRACE 1/6/2018 $349,000 3/26/2018 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 406 SW SILVER PALM COVE 12/27/2017 $319,900 3/30/2018 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5925 NW KETONA CIRCLE 10/22/2017 $330,000 3/30/2018 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5849 NW CORSO 1/9/2018 $330,000 3/30/2018 $298,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5811 NW WINDY PINES LANE 7/6/2017 $339,900 3/29/2018 $254,888
PORT SAINT LUCIE 115 NW SWANN MILL CIRCLE 12/28/2017 $259,888 3/28/2018 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8409 BELFRY PLACE 2/1/2018 $249,900 3/26/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
10642 SW Capraia Way, Port Saint Lucie 11423 SW Fieldstone Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 10/2/2017 Listing Date: 2/13/2018
Original Price: $439,900 Original Price: $400,000
Sold: 3/28/2018 Sold: 3/29/2018
Selling Price: $400,000 Selling Price: $395,000
Listing Agent: Isabelle Pollock Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Tony Reagan Alan Kitchman
Lang Realty Allstar Realty Inc
9980 SW Papaya Tree Court, Port Saint Lucie 8837 Champions Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 1/22/2018 Listing Date: 4/21/2017
Original Price: $384,500 Original Price: $390,000
Sold: 3/28/2018 Sold: 3/28/2018
Selling Price: $375,000 Selling Price: $369,500
Listing Agent: Tony Reagan Listing Agent: Patricia Ayres, PA
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Miriam Olavarria Moira Feely-Rekus
LaRocque & Co., Realtors Lang Realty
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the guitars, swapped heartbeats
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CAMP BARN OPENS DOOR TO AMAZING WORLD OF THEATER
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer to accomplish in her return to the Barn and to
[email protected] theater.
The Barn Theatre’s Camp Barn is one of the “I miss it,” she said. “I miss the kids and the
oldest in the area and this year it has a new di- atmosphere or theater. I had made a promise to
rector, known to many Martin County residents. Ann Marie Schwarz (the late drama teacher at
Kristal Eckhardt, who recently retired as drama South Fork High School). She passed away last
director at Martin County High School after 32 May and we met for lunch a month before she
years, is resuming her leadership of Camp Barn, died. I said it was my last year teaching and she
which she ran from 1987-1994. said I had to go back to the Barn. She brought me
Eckhardt brings a wealth of educational back- to the Barn and was my first director. I promised
ground and experience to the task. She has a her so I went back. It was hard walking in and not
Bachelor of Science in education and a Bachelor seeing her, but I just loved being there again.”
of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State Univer- A chance comment led to the news that the
sity, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater camp’s previous director, Rosemary Knight, had
from the University of Rio Grande. Camp Barn family commitments.
will take place July 9-Aug. 5 and is intended for “Jeanette Mazzella (the Barn’s theatrical vice
those in third-10th grades. The four-week camp, president) mentioned it and I said I’d love to do
whose theme is “Reach for the Stars,” will run it,” Eckhardt said. “I told her I did it before and
from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Registration From left, Elizabeth Lienhardt, Aurora Jenskins, Auston Blackwell, Zoe Flagg and Brian Grien are she didn’t know that. I guess I’m back.”
is limited to 32 for more personalized attention Eckhardt said that youngsters who want to
all former or current campers at Camp Barn. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BARN THEATRE
and the cost is $550 per camper for the four- work on sound or lighting or scenery will have
week session. Who Stole Christmas.” It’s the story of Rudy Grunch, a people available to train them, and that campers don’t
Campers will learn all aspects of theater, including grumpy 6th-grader who feels like an outsider. When the necessarily have to perform.
acting, singing, dance, lighting, sound, costumes, make- school gets excited about the annual school musical, “I think they should experience everything” she said.
up, management, publicity, auditioning skills and im- he decides to ruin it by stealing the sets, costumes and “As a child, I loved to perform. Then I went to camp and
provisational techniques. The classes are led by experi- lights before opening night. Will he succeed? Will he still got to direct. I liked it better. Until you get a chance, you
enced instructors who are certified to teach drama. feel like an outsider? don’t always know what your calling is.”
The culmination of the program will be three per- While the goal is to put on a show, the camp also helps
formances of “The Grunch: A New Children’s Musical.” youngsters engage in self-discovery, express themselves The Barn Theatre is located at 2400 E. Ocean Blvd.,
The show was the winner of the 2012 Children’s Musi- creatively and develop self-confidence. In an interview, Stuart. For more information, call 772-287-4884 or visit
cal Festival in New York and is inspired by “The Grinch Eckhardt spoke about these goals and what she hopes www.barn-theatre.com.
with Walter Parks
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STARSTRUCK’S ‘BROADWAY KIDS’ REVVED UP FOR REVUE
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer ence. It really resonates with the per-
[email protected] formers because they think, ‘I’m telling
It’s always fun when kids perform in a my story.’”
musical revue. Everyone gets a chance to Jones said this was the ideal show for
shine and kids of all ages participate. parents to bring young people to see.
Jennifer and Peter Jones of StarStruck “The music will resonate with them
Theatre and Academy in Stuart began and get the conversation going,” she
Broadway Kids some 20 years ago. said. “Young people who may ‘pooh-
“We started it when we started Star- pooh’ musical theater may think it’s very
Struck 20 years ago and did ‘Guys and cool music.”
Dolls Jr.,’” Jennifer Jones said. “We re- StarStruck regulars know that the in-
alized a lot of young people signing up imitable Peter Jones usually accompa-
to do a musical didn’t know a lot about nies singers on the keyboard. This time
them. They didn’t know that Broadway there will be a difference as there will be
was the name of a street in New York. a grand piano on stage and he’ll be there,
They didn’t know the history. Peter accompanying every number.
and I created a program, Broadway “The kids are so excited to perform
Kids, where we would select different with him,” Jones said. “We’re teaching
songs from different shows. They’d them cabaret-style singing. It’s sophis-
sing a song and do a little monologue ticated, and with the piano on stage,
about the show between songs. They there’s that feel to it.”
were all learning and it was wonder- I always encourage grandparents to
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer tend more than one session and no advance take place July 23-27, with a performance PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SUNRISE THEATRE
[email protected] preparation is necessary. Each session is able July 27. Each is an original musical.
to accommodate 64 youngsters, and the cost press themselves, learn and have fun doing
When I get word that Missoula Children’s is $125 per child. Assistant directors will be In its mission statement, MCT makes it it. That’s where MCT comes in.”
Theatre is returning to Fort Pierce’s Sunrise named to assist with technical aspects of the clear that its programs are about much more
Theatre, I know that summer can’t be far be- program. than performing or learning theater skills. Missoula Children’s Theatre has a record
hind. MCT, as it is known, has been coming of success around the country and in coun-
to the Sunrise for more than a decade, and The first session, “The Secret Garden,” will “We want to reach small communities tries around the world. It has brought great
kids who came as campers when they were 6 take place June 11-15, with a performance that have few creative outlets or resources programs to the Sunrise for years now and
are now coming as assistant directors. June 15. The second session, “The Pied Pip- for their children,” it reads. “We envision kids return, year after year. Registration is on
er,” will take place June 25-29, with a per- helping our country’s children grow into and with limited places, it’s a good idea to
For those who don’t know MCT, it is the formance June 29. The third session, “Snow confident, successful citizens. Kids are kids, sing up early.
country’s largest touring children’s theater. It White and the Seven Dwarfs,” will take place no matter where they grow up. Children in
is, indeed, based in Missoula, Montana, but July 9-13, with a performance July 13. And China, children in small towns and children The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 S.
the company’s big red buses roll into towns the final session, “Blackbeard the Pirate, will with special needs all have something in Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information,
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“Your Full-Service Heart, bassist Steve Fossen and drum-
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be on stage at the Sunrise next Friday journey back, as co-founding drummer our fans to this day. It’s about where we’ve
Keratin Special $99 with Heart to Heart, a new band with Monte Yoho describes it, has been “both been, where we’re going, and why we still
some powerhouse additions – vocalist bittersweet and jubilant.” According to love to do this.” Show time is 7 p.m. Tick-
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radio hits to the stage in their original Grass and High Tides,” also from ’75. Wiki ABBA songs from one of Broadway’s
Perm $50 form. With those two key (original) in- also notes that, even though the group is longest-running musicals (5,773 per-
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398.8300 about the music. So goes the pro- new album, aptly titled “It’s About Pride,” promo, by more than 60 million people in
mo for their Saturday, April 7, show at says co-founding drummer Monte Yoho, 50 countries since opening in London’s
1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie Stuart’s Lyric Theatre, and, for this leg- embodies much of what the band mem- West End in 1999. “Mamma Mia!” runs
endary Southern Rock band, after four through April 29. Tickets start at $35. 772-
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PERFECT TEN-OR! WHITE WINS ROUSING VOCAL COMPETITION
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer From left, competitors Masamane C. Rangwansha, Abigail Levis, Matthew White, Anne Marie Stanley, Helena Brown, Ariana Wehr, Betsy Diaz and Anne Maguire. PHOTO: PAT RICE
Excitement and anticipation in- day in a glittering “Evening with the to sing with an as-yet unknown tenor – acclaimed Italian-American tenor and
formed the audience buzz March 24 at Diva Concert” and serving as a judge. that night. multimedia star. After Sergio’s death,
the Vero Beach High School Performing Eva Franchi created a foundation in his
Arts Center. Out front, opera buffs pe- But that didn’t quite happen. Voi- Even the impossible didn’t take long; name to award scholarships to talent-
rused their programs, while backstage, gt had flown back to the states after a Perez had just the tenor. Roy Hage, who ed young singers. To date, she says, $1.3
eight of opera’s most gifted young per- concert in Abu Dhabi, but snow storms had a voice complementary to Domin- million has been awarded, representing
formers prepared to bring their A-game delayed her flight south. Still, everyone guez’s was available. Turns out, Hage 980 grants and scholarships.
as they faced off in the finals of the Deb- figured she would make it in time for the and Dominguez knew each other from
orah Voigt Vero Beach Opera Founda- concert. But flights were delayed again their days at the Oberlin Conservatory. At this level, every contestant is tech-
tion’s second International Vocal Com- and again. Finally, on the morning of nically excellent, so the judges assess
petition. the concert, word finally came that Voi- Although one diva shy, the Wednes- other vital qualities; musicianship, role
gt wouldn’t be able to make it. day concert was a great success, with interpretation and diction are also vital.
There was plenty of drama; the eight the performers receiving an enthusi- “You can have all the (technical skill) in
having sung their way into the finals Panic did not ensue; the VBO crew astic standing ovation, VBO president the world but you must also master the
though a field of 101 applicants repre- switched into show-must-go-on mode. Joan Ortega-Cowan reported. art,” said one. “You must sing the music
senting nine countries. Ultimately, from Soprano Meryl Dominguez, third-place as it was intended.”
30 vocalists in the prelims, to 15 in the winner in the first Deborah Voigt com- On Saturday, before the finals began,
semis, only eight remained: seven so- petition in 2016, was to have sung with jury president Matthew Principe read Winner of the second place, $5,000
pranos and a tenor. Voigt. Now she would step into the spot- the audience a letter from Voigt, ex- award from Windsor was mezzo sopra-
light, but needed someone to sing with pressing “great regret” that she couldn’t no Abigail Levis; third place, $3,000 from
When the smoke cleared, the winner – a tenor. be present. She explained that the snow the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation,
of the $10,000 first-place award, from delay “was compounded by a recur- went to soprano Helena Brown. Receiv-
the Kleinschmidt Family Foundation, VBO Artistic Director Roman Or- rence of an illness that had me hospital- ing $1,000 encouragement awards: Anne
was the solitary man, Matthew White, tega-Cowan drew from his numerous ized for a week over the summer. With Maguire from Juliet Dykstra; Ariana
whose wonderful voice was matched by connections in the opera world’s upper doctor’s orders I have returned to my Wehr from Louis Lawson; Betsy Diaz
an engaging delivery and ability to con- echelons and rang up Manny Perez, a home for treatments.” from Shay/Webster; Anne Marie Stan-
nect. White compelled the audience to sought-after voice teacher with a Miami ley from Tommy and Simonetta Steyer;
feel what he was feeling as he immersed studio and access to excellent singers. After the eight competitors had given and Masamane Rangwansha, a $1,500
himself in the words and the character Ortega-Cowan needed a tenor immedi- it their all, the distinguished jury delib- award from Jeffrey Petersen, Segura/
they portrayed. It was, he says, “my first ately, a quick study, to sing with Domin- erated: Principe, associate producer for Molloy/Petersen Group, Merrill Lynch,
major vocal competition win.” guez, who was madly flipping through Met Live in HD and Radio; Roman Orte- Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc.
her repertoire for appropriate pieces ga-Cowan, in for Voigt; and Eva Franchi,
White says the Vero Beach Opera and widow of Sergio Franchi, internationally
the competition have been “instrumen-
tal landmarks in my development as an
artist.” The VBO “was extremely im-
portant to me as a young singer. They
believed in me and debuted my first
small role in a professional company.”
He adds that a “stamp of approval at this
level moves others to follow suit and can
provide many more opportunities.”
But, before the finals’ night drama,
Vero Beach Opera leadership found
themselves facing a different kind of
drama. The highlight of the three-day
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EVERYONE’S IN ‘SYNC’ TO HELP TEAM TOMMY FOUNDATION
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent the flu,” she explained. “Within two weeks ical center. Worthington died in July. “There’s more prevalence in places closer
Boyer said her brother had a virulent to the equator, and we do live in the Sun-
Music and fun sync perfectly with Tommy he started getting (arthritis-like) pain in his shine State,” Boyer said.
manifestation of myositis. Many, she said,
Worthington’s life. body.” live with the condition for years or decades What Worthington would want more
with varying levels of debilitation. Many, she than anything, Boyer said, is for people to be
“He loved music and he loved to dance,” Dermatomyositis is protracted inflam- explained, can go years with symptoms bad hopeful that effective treatments and cures
enough to send them to doctors, but not bad can be developed for all forms of myositis
said Laurie Boyer, co-founder of the Team mation of muscles with accompanying skin enough to get properly diagnosed. “Current- through hard work and having fun.
ly it affects 75,000 throughout the U.S.,” she
Tommy Foundation. rash. Its causes are unknown. Worthington, said. “Tommy himself was larger than life,” she
said. “His smile lit up a room.”
Worthington was a St. Lucie County Sher- his sister said, went to a few doctors as the While none are sure what causes or trig-
gers myositis, Boyer said there are some ap- Tickets to the Lip Sync Battle are available
iff’s Office deputy with a passion for life. condition rapidly worsened. parent environmental factors. at www.teamtommy.org.
Sadly, an aggressive form of myositis – der- “He was seeking treatment from special-
matomyostitis – cut it short. He died weeks ists to figure out what was going on,” she
after developing the first notable symptoms said. “In the month of May, it progressed
in 2012. worse. He started to get skin conditions with
“My brother was a healthy, active 39-year- it. His knuckles started turning purple.”
old sheriff’s officer,” Boyer said. There’s no cure for myositis. There are var-
Not long after his death, Worthington’s ious treatments aimed at reducing the symp-
widow, Dana, and Boyer started the Team toms. By May, Worthington was diagnosed
with the condition, which ended
the family’s medical mystery.
“We were just happy to have a
diagnosis, to be honest with you,
no matter what it was,” Boyer
But, that bright spot would be
quickly eclipsed. Worthington
lost the ability to walk.
“Six weeks before that he was
perfectly fine, working out every
day and everything,” Boyer said.
But, that wasn’t the worst of it.
While myositis doesn’t always af-
fect the lungs, sometimes it does.
It did in Worthington’s case.
Laurie Boyer performs in last year’s Team Tommy event. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN “His ability to breathe was get-
ting worse,” Boyer said.
Tommy Foundation. It’s hosting its third an- Worthington eventually landed at the
nual Lip Sync Battle on Saturday, April 14, University of Miami’s Medical Center.
at the Santa Lucia River Club, 3325 SE Bal- “There he went through a roller coaster of
lantrae Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Doors will open medical conditions,” Boyer said.
at 6:30 p.m. The battle starts at 7 p.m. Back home many followed the popular
“We have a full lineup (of performers) and lawman’s medical odyssey. “Through him,
they’ll each be performing two songs each,” people on the Treasure Coast got familiar
Boyer said. with the disease,” Boyer said.
General admission is $30. The proceeds That summer, Boyer said, Worthington
benefit the foundation that sends myositis thought he was going to survive myositis.
patients and their caregivers to the annual She said he was making plans to educate
Myositis Association Conference in Septem- folks about the rare disease and raise money
ber, among other things. for research. “He said he wanted to help peo-
Boyer said Worthington’s first noticeable ple when he got out, because he got such an
symptoms developed in April 2012. outpouring of love,” Boyer said.
“He thought he was coming down with Unfortunately, he wouldn’t leave the med-
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Bonz quickly jibes with Jake (from State Farm)
“I guess you can tell, I’m a purebred. But (he’s my buddy). An he has
I’m not a SNOBnose or anything. AN, even
though lotsa dachshunds are STUBB- a Business Partner, Mat-
earn, I’m not. Mom an Dad taught me to
Hi Dog Buddies! be puh-LIGHT. I have lotsa frens: pooches thew. (I already knew him
I admit, this week, I needed a buncha an Katie pretty well.) An
clee-nexes when I was innerviewing AN “I don’t know if you knew, but this is
writing my column. It’s about one of the ackshully my second famly. I’ve been here they aDOPted me, Thank
handsome-est liddle poocheroos I’ve ever a liddle over a year.”
met: Jake (from State Farm) Graves Thom- Lassie. They’re teachin’ me
as. He’s a long-haired, mini-dachshund “I didn’t know.”
with the coolest pattern on his face, an a “Yep. My original name was Jake Graves. stuff, too. Like how to do
terrific personality. I mean, this pooch has My first Dad, Jimmy, was young, 15 in peo-
got it Goin’ ON! ple years, an I was a pupster, too. My Dad ‘PAW.’ See!”
was real POP-ular, an he loved sports! We
He graciously invited me an my assis- had the BEST time! Then, in December Up went his fluffy liddle
tant in an, following the Wag-an-Sniff, in- 2016, everything changed. Alluva sudden,
nerduced us to his Mom, Katie (his Dad, different humans were takin’ care of me. paw. “Cool Dog Biscuits,
Matthew, was workin’). They were frens and famly, an they were
real kind. But my Dad wasn’t there. Then I Jake!”
“Follow me,” he said, heading into the found out he hadda boat accident an went
livin’ room with this Totally Cool Kibbles to Heaven.” “I KNOW! I have the
strut, like he was All That, Anna Bag of “Woof. Jake. I’m so sorry.” I wiped my
Pupperoni. paw across my eyes. Potty Thing down, too. If I
“I know you lost your Mom, Mr. Bonzo,
I inconspicuously fluffed my ruff. “I’ve so you unnerstand.” hafta GO, I sit on the couch
gotta say, Jake, you look like you’re ready I put my paw on his paw, an we sat there
for Westminster. Who’s your groomer?” for a liddle while, not sayin’ anything, just or by the door with my
havin’ our own thoughts.
“Thank you, Mr. Bonzo. I do have one, Finally he said, “I wondered if I’d haffta ears perked to get Mom
but for this innerview, Mom gave me a go away, but I DIDN’T. I was a Very Lucky
bath, blow-dry an comb-out. It feels great! Dog. See, my Dad’s dad is Grampa Joe an Dad’s attention. Then I
So, should I tell you my story now?”
give ’em The Look.”
“Absolutely. Take your time.” I opened
my notebook. “We all know how im-
portant THAT is. By the
way, how did you get that
cool name – Jake (from
State Farm)?” Jake.
He laughed and stood
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up. “Because – see – it
looks like I’m wearin’ kha-
kis. You know, like that guy on TV.” “Anyway, our foundation bought ball-
It was true, all four legs were khaki col- fields right by the high school, which the
or. “That’s paw-LARRY-us! So, what’s life cow-nee was gonna sell. My Dad ackshul-
like now? Any favorite toys, for example?” ly played on ’em. We have what my Gram-
“There’s this thing I get in the mail ev- pa Joe calls a Vision for it: a track (that’s a
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“It’s a package stuffed full of pooch toys building.”
an treats. It’s Cool Kibbles!” Jake showed me DRAWings. It’s PAW-
“No Woof!” some.
“Mom says I’m a liddle lazy. I think I’m “It’s gonna be a place for the whole
Laid Back. Sometimes, to get me to play co-MMUNIDDY, called the Jimmy Graves
catch, Mom has to lure me with squeaky Sports Complex,” Jake continued. “Gram-
toys. Snugglin’ with Mom an Dad’s prob- pa Joe talked to a Consulting Firm an a
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Dad wakes up, there I am, nose-to-nose, gonna have a Capiddle Cam-PAIN. I don’t
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‘Purse Party’ was a merry money-maker THE PALMS OF ST. LUCIE WEST
INDEPENDENT, ASSISTED & MEMORY CARE
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted its 10th Annual Purse Party March 19 at Harbour Ridge Yacht
& Country Club, and it was a sell-out. Every girl’s dream come true is to be surrounded by designer handbags,
shoes, fun accessories and jewelry – and this event offered it all, plus a little more. The purpose of this annual
girlie get-together is to raise funds for the museum’s Educational Community Outreach, Scholarship Programs and
Future Exhibits. This year’s event raised $70,000 for exhibits and education. – CONTRIBUTED
TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO THE BALLGAME FOR
‘KEEP PSL BEAUTIFUL’ APPRECIATION NIGHT
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent take volunteers to designated work sites – Our Lifestyle 360 brings the Five dimensions of wellness into perfect
although folks are welcomed to drive them-
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful is playing selves if they prefer. Colonnese said none of harmony for a more balanced & fulfilled life. Intellectual, Social, Physical,
ball to let folks know about the upcoming the cleanup sites will have hazardous con- Emotional & Spiritual. Come & Check out the various programs
Cleanup Day. ditions, such as fast traffic, so families with we offer to our residents.
younger children are safe and welcome.
The Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Appre- • Independent Living, • Weekly house • Active social,
ciation Night at First Data Field will be on High schoolers who need volunteer hours Assisted Living keeping linen recreational and
Thursday, April 12. for various scholarships and programs can & Memory Care & personal
get them at the Cleanup Day. “We have let- • Rehabilitation services educational programs
“We invite the residents to come out and ters for the volunteer hours,” Colonnese available on site laundry included • Scheduled local
enjoy a night out,” said Anna Marie Colon- confirmed. • Fine Dining to include
nese, Keep PSL Beautiful coordinator. “It’s a three nutritious meals • All utilities and transportation
promotional event for our Cleanup Day.” After helping to pick up litter, there’s more. per day, plus snacks
“When they come back, we have lunch basic cable available
“We’ll have tickets at City Hall, at the com- and a raffle,” Colonnese said.
munity center, and at the Civic Center,” Col- 501 NW Cashmere Blvd. Port St. Lucie West, FL 34986
onnese said. “They can call me and they can First Data Field is at 525 NW Peacock
get tickets.” Drive. Gates will open April 12 at 5:30 p.m. 772-344-7441
The baseball game between the St. Lucie Mets
While the tickets are free, Keep Port St. and Tampa Tarpons starts at 6:30 p.m. www.ThePalmsOfStLucieWest.com
Lucie Beautiful asks attendees to help their
neighbors. City Hall is at 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. License #AL10438 © 2012 Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
The Port St. Lucie Community Center is at
“We ask that they bring two non-perish- 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. The Port St. Lucie Civic
able food items,” Colonnese said. Center is at 9221 Civic Center Place. Colon-
nese can be reached at 772-873-6312.
Those will go to the Treasure Coast Food
Bank. Attendees are encouraged to help the Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
community at Cleanup Day, too. “The Clean- in March 30, 2018 Edition 1 DRAW 2 RAMBLER
up Day is (Saturday) April 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 4 POLITE 3 WOOL
p.m.,” Colonnese said. 9 POMPOUS 4 POSTER
10 PEACE 5 LOPSIDED
The PSL event is part of the Great Amer- 11 COLD 6 TIARA
ican Cleanup. That launched with local 12 HERITAGE 7 SPECTACULAR
events on March 20. The aim is to reduce 14 AFRAID 8 METEOROLOGY
littering and educate people about recycling. 15 GEYSER 13 DIAMANTE
Last year about 300 volunteers picked up 18 UNCOMMON 16 STAMINA
1,700 pounds of litter in Port St. Lucie. 20 FALL 17 COSMOS
22 ALIGN 19 CHIPS
“They can come out to the public works 23 MEETING 21 PETS
facility, 450 SW Thornhill Drive,” Colonnese 24 ASSESS
said of the Cleanup Day. 25 SNAP
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foods available. And “the first 500 will get
T-shirts,” Colonnese said.
People don’t have to take cleaning sup-
plies. Organizers will have buckets, bags,
grabbing sticks, gloves and more. Buses will
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HE’S GOT THE HOTS FOR THE SMARTS WEST NORTH EAST
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Richard Thompson, one of the greatest-ever guitarists, wrote a song called “The Hots KQ64 A 10 9 7 2 J85
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latest book, “Bridge Smarts” (HNB Publishing), made me think of it. SOUTH
Boehm, who often takes part in duplicates with inexperienced clients, offers insights into AK9542
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The opening lead on this deal would be easy for an expert, but missed by many less-
experienced players. Look at the West hand and the auction. What should he lead Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Neither
against four hearts?
West’s negative double showed exactly four spades and six-plus points. His three-
diamond rebid was game-invitational. But the strange action was South’s jump to four SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
hearts. One moment, he passed over two hearts; the next, he jumped to game after no 1 Diamonds
further encouragement from partner. What is the explanation? 1 Hearts Dbl. 2 Hearts Pass OPENING
Pass 3 Diamonds Pass Pass
Assuming South is a competent player, he must have length and weakness in diamonds. 4 Hearts Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
After West bid three diamonds, South knew that his partner had a singleton or a void ??
and he could ruff his diamond losers on the board.
To cut down those ruffs, West must lead his trump. (Note that dummy rates to have only
three hearts. With four and a diamond shortage, he would have bid three hearts over
Then East must play his part, leading another round of hearts when in with a high
diamond. South will lose one spade, one heart and two diamonds.
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HERE’S THE BOOK ON PROPER GREEN-READING Kevin’s
In previous “Kures” we have discussed with your eyes and feeling for slope with is very close to 3 feet. In my case, I have
how putting is the most important part your feet and legs. Most of you are prob- calibrated my pace so that I will take a
of the game. It probably is. The numbers ably aware that the faster the green, the slightly bigger stride than normal, which
support this position, with approximately more the slope will affect the amount the will result in one pace being almost per-
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are generally four areas to be concerned less break. Also, please keep in mind that rely on using your eyes properly to help
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we’re going to discuss the first of the four, around 50 percent. So, generally, if you did while reading the slope of the green,
which is reading the green. Reading the think your putt will break 2 feet, it will please view the putt from a minimum of
green consist of two areas, direction and probably break 3 feet. Finally, grain must one side of the putt. It is usually best to do a great bearing on your ability to control
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