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ANGLING FOR DEALS AT NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET Dispatchers
adapt to 911
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Henry Maldonado, left, and Zach (The Hammer) Miller inspect fishing gear at the Nautical Flea Market. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN texts for help
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
A steady stream of people [email protected]
poured through the Nautical Flea
Market at the Port St. Lucie Botani- You’re home alone and some-
cal Gardens Saturday, enjoying the one is breaking into your home.
crisp blue skies and light breezes. You find a place to hide but don’t
Even with a meager 30 minutes left dare to make a call to 911 for fear
to the event, cars continued to roll that the intruder will hear you. So
in – shoppers seeking last-minute what are you to do?
deals before vendors packed up
their wares. Text.
Since June, the St. Lucie Coun-
Gladys Abele of Fort Pierce and ty Public Safety Dispatch has
Roger Carney of Port St. Lucie been equipped with emergency
made the rounds, stopping at the text-messaging capabilities, and
various booths. Abele said she had has been receiving them. In all, the
hoped to find a nautical-inspired department has received 11 actual
lamp for her home. texts for help. They’ve fielded far
more than that – though the mes-
No luck. sages were of the “this is just a test”
“There’s always earrings!” Car- variety.
ney said, playfully teasing Abele, Public Safety Division Director
who had found a pair she had to Tiffany Bennett said that of 11 texts
have. for help they’ve received, none fit
As for Carney, his eye snagged the category as described above.
on some new, custom 7-foot fish- Instead, all could have been called
ing rods. Ultimately, he decided in, she said.
not to buy. In fact, authorities would prefer
“I could be here selling instead the public to call 911 rather than
text, but understand that many
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 people are more comfortable slid-
ing their fingers across a screen.
Awash in visitors, St. Lucie Aquarium doing swimmingly “The trend now is texting,” Ben-
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Response times for those 11
Pierce does research, documentation, col- texts were no different from called-
Laura Diederick, public programs spe- lection and preservation of aquatic life- in requests for help, according to
cialist, told the County Commission that the forms in the Indian River Lagoon and Atlan- Bennett, though it might have tak-
St. Lucie Aquarium is getting deluged … in tic. The St. Lucie County Aquarium – at 420 en a little longer for dispatchers to
a good way. Seaway Dr. in Fort Pierce – is a collaboration get all the information needed be-
between the Smithsonian and county. fore sending help.
“We’ve had – last year, 2016 – we had a re- Bennett explained that a call
cord attendance year with 38,205 visitors,” “The aquarium is the outreach arm of the
she said at the Jan. 10 regular meeting. Die- marine station,” Diederick said in a phone CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
derick was giving the commission an an- interview. “The aquarium gives us an oppor-
nual update. The aquarium had a 4 percent tunity to share our science about the local
increase in visitors in 2016 as compared to
the year before. CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
IN THIS ISSUE Good old time had by
all at Treasure Coast
LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 history fest. Page B1
OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8
HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B9-B10
CRIME A10 REAL ESTATE A21-A32
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TREE’S COMPANY: BOTANICAL GARDENS PREPS FOR ARBOR DAY
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Charles Altwein dies “Arbor Day is in some The Gardens are operated by the
[email protected] ways a precursor to Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical
Scenes from previous Arbor Day celebrations. Earth Day,” King said, Gardens, a nonprofit organization that
Back after a one-year break, the Port explaining that the cen- is funded through donations from the
St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is ready to planted, but organizers will move some tury-old holiday started community.
celebrate Arbor Day – an event to high- symbolic dirt around it. the “green” movement.
light one of nature’s most important re- For more information about the event,
sources and pay respects to those who “Nobody has the time for that!” King Trees provide shade, contact the Gardens by calling 772-337-
have passed away. said of actually planting the good-sized shelter for not only 1959 or email [email protected]. The Gar-
tree. Rainbow Eucalyptus are quick-grow- wildlife but also hu- dens are located at 2410 SE Westmoreland
“It’s been really exciting getting back ing and can get quite big. “They’re popu- mans, fuel, clean the air Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
into it,” said Gardens volunteer Mark lar with those who know them,” she said. and stabilize the soil, to
Barnes. name a few benefits.
King and other volunteers planned to
Arbor Day is typically recognized in visit Port St. Lucie school children this “Trees are very basic
April but with Florida’s unique growing week to talk up being environmental to our lives,” King said,
season, the state celebrates its trees on stewards and explain why Arbor Day is adding, “No one hates
the third Friday of January – this year, still relevant after more than 100 years of a tree!”
that’s the 20th. recognition.
They also improve
For about an hour, Port St. Lucie and the aesthetic of their surroundings – think
St. Lucie County leaders will gather with of canopy-covered tree-lined streets.
gardeners and fellow volunteers at the
Botanical Gardens to reinforce the role King said the “canopy-scape” is also
trees play in our environment. a vital component and needs to be kept
in mind as city engineers plot out new or
“It’s a simple ceremony,” said Master modified roads. “We take it for granted,”
Gardener Joleen King. Names will be read she said.
of those who will be memorialized at the
Gardens and a tree will be planted. Port St. Lucie’s Arbor Day celebration
will start at 11 a.m. next Friday, and is ex-
That tree will be a Rainbow Eucalyptus, pected to last approximately an hour. It is
a unique tree from which, as it matures, free and open to the public, which is en-
rainbow colors emerge from behind the couraged to stick around after the event
trunk’s bark. and wander the grounds.
Technically, the tree has already been
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ST. LUCIE AQUARIUM county, the St. Lucie school district, Indi- curately as you’d see it in nature itself.” Tour Tuesdays to Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
an River Community College (now Indian The aquarium, of course, has school There’s also a Behind-the-Scenes Tour —
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 River State College), along with the South that shows visitors what it takes to keep liv-
Florida and St. Johns River water manage- tours. But, Diederick said that is a small ing exhibits thriving — every Saturday at 2
ecosystem in Florida with the public.” ment districts and others to move it to Fort portion of the visitor pool. p.m.
The Smithsonian maintains the displays, Pierce. The aquarium opened in 2001.
“In December about 12 percent of our at- Brand new is the morning lecture series,
and the county maintains the aquarium “We have six main exhibits,” Diederick tendance was educational programs,” she which kicked off on Jan. 11. The next one
buildings and operates the gift shop. In said. “Three of them are Indian River La- said. “The majority of the people coming will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with Carly
2000 the St. Lucie County Commission vot- goon exhibits. Then we have three Atlantic through are self-guiding aquarium visitors. Randall, a noted coral researcher from the
ed to form the partnership with the Smith- Ocean exhibits.” We have a number of visitor experiences, Florida Institute of Technology.
sonian Institution’s National Museum of such as the morning lecture series, that are
Natural History, in Washington, D.C. The exhibits are re-creations of local no additional cost.” Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for
habitats with only local sea life. children and seniors. Those 3 and younger
The museum had a living coral reef ex- The Aquarium is open Mondays to Satur- are free. The aquarium is free to all the first
hibit for almost two decades. It opened in “We present nature as it looks if you days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sundays it’s Tuesday of each month.
1980. throw on some snorkeling equipment and open from noon to 4 p.m. It’s closed on fed-
go swim,” Diederick said. eral holidays, such as Independence Day. For more, call 772-462-3474, or visit
When the Smithsonian decided to re- www.sms.si.edu.
place the exhibit in 1998, it worked with the “We don’t try to provide that scrubbed- It has a Feeding Frenzy Tour Tuesdays to
clean view of nature. We try to present it ac- Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., and a Snack Time
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NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET barometer, one that has seen some wear and But the market wasn’t just for shopping. PETS OF THE WEEK
tear. Success – he found exactly what he was The St. Lucie Sailing Club had a tent set up in
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 looking for! the hope of spreading the word about their Olaf and Sven
of buying,” he said, adding, “I’ve got my fill.” For the last five years, the Port St. Lucie An- We are two very handsome 1
Gerry Rogers, who works with the City of glers Club has put together the flea market at Commodore Tom Mestrits said the club year old flame point Siamese
the Botanical Gardens. And so far, it’s kept its chose to participate because of it’s always brothers who are looking
Port St. Lucie, hadn’t planned on going to the vendors hooked, including Eric Prestwood. looking for new members. As it is, the club for a wonderful home where
Port St. Lucie Anglers Club’s Nautical Flea has 120 memberships covering between 170 we can be adopted together.
Market – he didn’t know about until he and Prestwood has made the drive from Day- and 180 people. “We do have fun,” Mestrits We would fit in perfectly to
his wife, Dana, saw a roadside sign for it as tona Beach down to the Club’s Market every said of their “green” hobby. Little, if any fuel, a family with kids who are
they were driving through town. one of those five years. “It’s always great,” he is used on the sailboats the members take looking to play with us and
said of the market, noting that he often sees out onto the water. have a great time sharing adventures. Looking for a
They live in Sebastian (though Gerry the same vendors and repeat customers. dynamic duo? They please consider adopting us!
works with the city) and had been on their The Port St. Lucie Anglers Club meets on
way to the mall. But Gerry couldn’t pass up The market marks the first of the season the second Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. Sasha
going to the Market in search of items for his for Prestwood, who will spend every week- to 9 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE
special wall dedicated to old sailing ships. end between now and mid-April setting up Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more I am a 2 year old Husky/Shep-
One piece that is missing from his collection, his tables at other nautical flea markets. “If information, visit www.PSLAnglers.com. herd Mix who has one of the
he said, was an authentic, been-on-a-boat it goes on a boat, we pretty much got it,” he most jovial personalities. I am
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SERVICES DISTRICT EYES NEW DIGS Join the A.E. Backus Museum
for Sunday in Key West
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The district kept water rates the same
this fiscal year, and will come up a little A Little Getaway Right Here at Home
The St. Lucie West Services District has short. All told, the 2017 budget is $13.2
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bank. It’ll draw from that to construct the Sunday, January 29, 2017
“The building we’re in now, it’s five trail- new office.
ers put together and it was never meant to Pelican Yacht Club
be a permanent structure,” Dennis Pickle, In previous interviews, Pickle said the
manager and utilities director, said in a modular — which is rated for winds up to 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce
phone interview. 135 mph — could serve a few more years
safely. However, he said that with the con- 11:30 – 3:00 PM
The district has been using the modular struction rebound, it makes sense to dip
office building since 2010. At its last regu- into savings to build the office/EOC. Door Prizes Galore
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The proposed 6,300-square-foot build- a full year before you see people in that or renew your
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CRIME BLOTTER JAN. 9-13 ny - petit theft. Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 900 N. Rock
Rd., Fort Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie
William D. Gent, 35, 142-203 SW Peacock Katelynn Elizabeth Smith, 23, 9928 SW Tiffany Ann Hall, 27, Okeechobee; Arrest County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Felony
Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 2251 N. Chadwick Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Loca- Location: 7900 Plantation Lakes Dr., Port St. Warrant - Third degree grand theft of a per-
25th St./St. Lucie Blvd., Fort Pierce; Arrest- tion: Fort Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie Lucie; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie County son 65 or older, 3 counts Uttering a forged
ing Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Felony Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Stalking – follow/ bill/check/draft, Organized fraud – less than
Charge(s): Felony Drug possession – con- Warrant – Third degree grand theft, Fraudu- harassment cyberstalking of another. $20,000, and Fraudulent use of a credit card.
trolled substance without a prescription. lent use of credit card, and Exploitation of an
elderly/disabled adult. John Joseph Sinkovic, 34, 142-201 SW Shawn Robert Rencoret, 30, 12185 SW
Joseph Patrick Lacorte, 20, West Palm Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: Elsinore Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location:
Beach; Arrest Location: 1651 SW St. Lucie Oscar Ewens Suarez, 27, 9772 SW Glen- Same; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police 1905 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce; Arresting Agen-
West Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: brook Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: Department; Charge(s): Felony Warrant – cy: Fort Pierce Police Department; Charge(s):
Port St. Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): 1675 NW SLWB; Arresting Agency: Port St. Organized fraud less than $20,000, Third de- Felony Warrant – 11 counts total including
Marijuana possession less than 20 grams. Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): Larce- gree grand theft, Dealing in stolen property, Dealing in stolen property, Giving false infor-
and Attempted tampering with evidence. mation to a pawnbroker, and Third degree
grand theft. ‑ Reports compiled throug information
Mark Roye, 56, 457 SW Jefferson Circle,
provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
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usually generates information automatical-
ly regarding the location of the caller; a text
doesn’t operate that way. Instead, the texter
has to be sure to include that information in
the text to 911.
In 2016, the St. Lucie County Public Safety
Division upgraded its dispatch system and
was able to add the text capability through
state funding. The State of Florida funded 10
dispatch positions that could take texts.
“We’ve known next-generation was com-
ing,” Bennett said of the newer technologies.
“It’s been talked about for some time.”
In June, the department unveiled the text-
to-911 program. Bennett said she expected
there to be some texted calls for help but
figured most people would continue to call
“Most people want the interaction,” she
So how do you text for help to St. Lucie’s
911 Dispatch center? Well, open your mes-
senger and create a new text. In the “To”
field, type 911 and his “Send” - a message
should pop up telling you that your text is
being transferred to the local dispatch, pro-
vided you’re in an area that has text-to-911.
Once connected, you can then input your
location and the nature of the emergency.
Texters are encouraged to not use abbrevi-
ations, slang or other shorthand, including
emojis, as these might be misinterpreted by
It’s on: Matisse vs. Picasso!
Learn about the rivalry between two fa-
mous artists as the Morningside Library
hosts the art lecture Matisse vs. Picasso: The
on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.
Presenter Fred Dixon is the author of “700
Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to
Modernism.” He studied for two years at the
Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and also
served as a docent there.
This event is free and open to everyone.
For more information call Morningside Li-
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
JAMES W. ANDERER United States Army. Prior to retirement, he “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
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lived for 37 years. Mr. Anderer was the own- Edward Black and Bianca Black; two broth- caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
er of an insurance business in Huntington, ers, John Zavacky of Bradenton, Fla., and quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
N.Y., on Long Island. He was a sweet and William Zavacky of North Carolina; and Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
gentle man. He was a loving, devoted hus- Margaret Wallach, of Annapolis, Md. To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
band, father and grandfather. (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
FREDERICK J. WENNER JR., 43 This was the relief we needed to enjoy
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ju- Port St. Lucie tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
lianne Anderer; daughters Nicole (Michael)
Notartomas of Langhorne, Pa., and Danielle Frederick Julius Wenner Jr., better known Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
(Hezron) Prince of Clarksburg, Md.; grand- to all as Fred, passed away unexpectedly at ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
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burg, Md.; sister Kathleen (Andrew) Sullivan Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Wenner
of Slingerlands, N.Y.; brothers Denis Anderer moved to Orlando before his job took him
of Southold, N.Y., and Peter (Roseann) An- to Colorado and Louisiana. Eventually he re-
derer of Louisburg, N.C.; as well as several turned to the Orlando area before relocating
nieces and nephews. to Port St. Lucie three years ago. He worked a
sales manager for a few different rental com-
EDWARD M. ZAVACKY, 81 panies. He liked to fish, play games of chance,
Port St. Lucie and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Edward Michael Zavacky, 81, of Port St. He was the beloved son of Teresa A. Cox
Lucie passed away Jan. 10 at Palm Garden and the late Frederick J. Wenner Sr.; loving
Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie. Born in brother of Carol Yawn and her husband
Hoboken, N.J., he was a resident of Port St. Buddy of Bradenton, Fla., and Chris Wenner
Lucie for several years. of Oviedo, Fla.; adored uncle of Ali and Kait-
lin Yawn; and devoted pet parent of Baxter,
Mr. Zavacky served our country in the his four-legged best friend.
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Bonzo: This Cock-A-Poo is adorable to the Max!
the rools of edd-uh-cut. “Travelin’s fun, too.
Like, last summer we
Hi Dog Buddies! It’s not that easy.” went up to a cabin in the
“Wag-and-Sniff,” I AderRONdacks (which
said. “No worries, kiddo. is a bunch of big hills)
It’s more of a guideline. and I got to run all over
the woods and had my
This week, I went to one of the Most You’re doing just fine.” own AderRONdack chair
an everything. I’m al-
Pooch Friendly communities ever – Sea He had this real nice ways careful to Check
Stuff Out before I make a
Oaks – to yap with an energetic, exuberant coat, cut short but still move to be sure it’s OK.
Like those crabs on the
young sprout, Max Saidel, 14 months old, curly; warm brown col- beach. And growly dogs.
And a noise in the bush-
still in total puppy mode. He’s a Cock-A- or; matching eyes; long, es. You can’t be too care-
Poo, with maybe a little dash of Labrador, wavy ears (like mine).
his Dad thinks, cuz he’s taller than the av- He looked kinda like a like you get a lotta exer-
cise,” I observed.
erage Cock-A-Poo. chocolate puff ball.
“I do. Sometimes – I
So, we ring, and he comes wiggling up to “So, Max,” I said, think it’s cuz I’m still
growing into my feet – I
the door, all smiley. “HI! You’re Mr. Bonzo, when we got all settled, have what Mom calls
Outbursts. I tear all over
right? I’m Max! This is my Mom and Dad, “what’s your story?” the house at top speed,
and Ieap into the air. Do you ever have
Judith and Peter. They told me you were “Well, I have big paws that feeling, like you just hafta RUN and
gonna come and ask me stuff and take my to fill. Mom an Dad “I do,” I replied. “But not as much as I
PIC-shur! See! I’m all ready! I got all spiffed had a long line of super “Oh, an me an Dad do what he calls
Male Bonding. I call it ’rolling-around-on-
up! Do I look OK?” pawsome pooches. Af- the-floor-an-pretend-growling-at-each-
He looked great. He was bouncing all ter their last one, Ben, “Do you have any special pals?”
“Oh, I’ve got lotsa pooch friends. But
over the place, including on my assistant, went to Dog Heaven, my BFF is Sheridan. She’s a human. She’s
8, which is my same age in Dog. Sheridan’s
who kept laughing and friffling his ears, Dad was All Gloomy cuz Max. my next-door neighbor up at the farm,
and we have the BEST time. When she’s in
which wasn’t helping. the house Just Wasn’t the PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE school, I wait for her bus. Her Mom leaves
their gate open for me. In the morning, if
“Max, DOWN!” his Mom and Dad said, Same, and Mom knew she doesn’t want to get up and get ready
for school, I run right upstairs and wake
semi-sternly. And he’d get down and go, they needed another her up, cuz bein’ on time for school is a Big
“Oops! ’Scuse me!” Then he’d forget, and dog. I was born in Fellsmere, and I was the “They brought me here to my Forever “It’s been a real pleasure,” I said sincere-
bounce again. “I jus get so exCITed! Oh, only one in my litter that hadn’t got adopt- Home when I was 10 weeks old. I love it Heading home, I was thinking of Max,
the happy, goofy chocolate puff ball,
poo, I keep forgetting that Wag thing, Mr. ed. Mom an Dad saw a picture online an here. I got the BEST Mom an Dad an fun stealthily nabbing socks and leaping into
the air outta shear joy. I smiled all the way
Bonzo. How does it go? I’m still learning went out to meet me! An that was that! places to walk an tons of dog buddies. back to the office.
Dad says I’m really smart an I have super Till next time,
good hearing. I don’t chew stuff up, ’cept The Bonz
my toys, they last about a week. Oh, yeah, DON’T BE SHY!
We are always looking for pets
an the occasional newspaper. But only the with interesting stories. To set
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10538 SW Capraia Way in PGA Verano: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,772-square-foot pool home
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AFFORDABLE Lovely location, large lot
FLOORING highlight Verano home
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The mantra in real estate is location, lo-
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“The location is superior,” said Elise and storage, high-end G.E. appliances, a
AGAIN! Danielian, the listing agent for Lang Real- venting hood, white and gray granite coun-
ty. “It’s on one of the islands, which is very tertops, and trending white subway tiles as a
Plush desirable. It’s on a cul-de-sac, and the lot is backsplash. The upper cabinets are 42 inch-
one of the largest in Verano at over 12,000 es, another upgrade. The kitchen is a gener-
$18.99 sq. yd. square feet. You don’t feel like you’re right ous 13-10-by-12-10, and it has a dining area
on top of your neighbor.” 13-4-by-10-3, creating a space a family could
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That’s just the outside. Inside the home,
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ESFTRIMEEATES Complete, Bath Shop at er touches and upgrades that make this ing area overlooks the expansive lanai, pool
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FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE Available “It’s a pleasure from the moment you pavers reminiscent of Tuscan stone. It pro-
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the left of the main entrance is a den, which
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Historic Ft. Pierce formal dining room has the extra moulding wall of closets leading to two bedrooms
398-1320 and dramatic crystal chandeliers also found on this side of the house, each with an en-
201-1888 Cell 409-4117 in other rooms. The great room, a spacious
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of the baths, the tiles have been extended garage has an epoxy-covered floor. The win-
from floor to ceiling. There is a large laundry dows are all impact glass and the window
room with upgraded appliances, a sink and treatments are custom-made. The house
extra cabinetry for storage. looks stylish and elegant with the furnish-
ings that are there, and the owners will put
The master bedroom, 15-by-17, is light together a furniture package if it is desired.
and bright and overlooks the lake and the
pool. There are spacious closets leading to This is a house that could accommo-
the master bath, with its dual vanities and date snowbirds, retirees looking for an
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closed shower with floor-to-ceiling tiles. looking for a home with room to grow. For
Elise Danielian, it’s right for anyone. “The
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MEET AND GREET OLD TIME
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BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer
[email protected] PHOTOS: CHRISTINA TASCON The Treasure Coast History Festival perfectly
meshed colorful eras of St. Lucie County’s past
1 Friday night at the Maltz using the paintings of artists, books written
Jupiter Theatre, there’s a by local authors and historic reenactments to
chance to mingle with the cast bring olden times to life for visitors Saturday to
members of “The Producers,” in Downtown Fort Pierce on 2nd Street.
Mel Brooks’ hit musical that won
12 Tony awards on Broadway; it’s Adding to the already burgeoning riverfront
been playing since Jan. 10 at the area traffic, which held its reoccurring Satur-
Maltz. day Farmers Market and Antique & Craft Show,
Following their performance parking was scarce as the inaugural history fes-
Friday, guests can meet the stars tival brought a thousand more people to down-
in the club level Green Room to town.
listen to some of their favorite
tunes. The cost is $10 and in- The history event stemmed from the im-
cludes a drink. Many in the cast mense interest in local history raised by the St.
are veterans of Broadway and Lucie Historical Society, Mainstreet Fort Pierce
national tours. The show is direct- Association, the Sunrise Theatre and the sto-
ed by Mark Martino, who won a ries which publisher Greg Enns had been fea-
South Florida Carbonell award for turing on historical pioneers in his magazine.
his direction of “Les Miserables”
at the Maltz last season. “The Pro- Although a light sprinkle drizzled intermit-
ducers” runs through Jan. 29. tently all day, 2nd Street in front of the Sun-
rise Theatre still buzzed with people browsing
2 If you can squeeze a cou- through food booths, vendor tents and those
ple of seats out of Vero’s displaying artifacts from different centuries.
Riverside Theatre this weekend,
I highly recommend “Chicago,” In front of Rosslow’s store, an authen-
the record-smashing musical tic-looking Florida Cow Camp was set up by
with which Riverside has done rancher Joyce Teague which thrilled the chil-
a smashing job. This is the last dren who were drawn to touch a stuffed bob-
CONTINUED ON PAGE B4 CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
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BUZZ-WORTHY ‘BEEHIVE’ COMING TO LYRIC Dark comedy, thy
name is ‘Leenane’
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Garcia said that show,
[email protected] BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent
which also has a band [email protected]
I must admit I have a soft spot for the
girl groups of the 1960s. The Chiffons per- of four musicians, is not “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is a
formed at my prom a million years ago play about mothers and daughters and the
and I love the harmonies of groups like doing impersonations, things they do to each other.
the Shirelles, the Shangri-Las and the Su-
premes. These groups, and stars like Janis but paying tribute. He The Martin McDonagh black comedy,
Joplin, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, first in his “Leenane Trilogy,” is set in the
made beautiful music and heralded an era cites a quote from the Irish village of Leenane in the 1990s. Mau-
of women as more than the token girl in the reen, 40, an unmarried woman, lives with
group. show’s promotional ma- her 70-year-old mother, Mag, but dreams of
being swept away by a man. When a gentle-
The musical “Beehive,” now in its 30th terial. man caller sets his sights on Maureen, Mag
year, celebrates the music of that era. It will tries to thwart his efforts and keep Mau-
be presented at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre Feb. “Beehive is a wailing reen as unpaid help. Tensions escalate to a
1-2. One of the producers, Thomas Garcia, shocking conclusion.
spoke recently about the show. musical tribute to those
The play will be presented by the A.C.T.
“There are six singers,” he said. “We’re ladies who left their un- Studio Theatre in Cedar Pointe Plaza, Stu-
remembering the 1960s and the women art, Jan. 20-22 and Jan. 27-29. Director Den-
and groups that made the music so popu- missable musical mark nis O’Donovan spoke about a show he calls
lar. It paved the way for any female today.” “delightfully witty and humorous until the
on the 1960s,” he said. stakes are raised.”
In addition to giving women a voice, that
era also brought to the fore strong women “That’s the basis of the O’Donovan, who owns the A.C.T. Studio
of color. Theatre with his wife, Karen, said he was in-
show.” troduced to this play by his mother.
“Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner were
such strong women,” Garcia said. “They While the show is not “What’s funny about this play is that my
were trail blazers.” mother took me to see it,” he said. “She was
interactive, the audience obviously very brave.”
The songs, of course, are ones everyone
knows, from Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” to ‘Beehive: The Musical’ will be at the Lyric Feb. 1-2. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE is absolutely encour- O’Donovan stressed that the play is very
Aretha Franklin’s “A Natural Woman,” and funny. “They will, of course, laugh a lot,
Turner’s “Proud Mary.” aged to clap and sing right up until the moment when they gasp,”
“The music is amazing and timeless,” Garcia said. “You kind of relive so many along. In fact, it would probably be impos-
genres and groups. This show is about sible to stop it. “It’s about having fun with
having fun. There’s nothing serious. You the audience,” Garcia said.
can forget about what’s happening today. It’s also about reliving memories. I won-
Musical theater is a place to go to escape. der if I can find a white lace gown anywhere
It’s not brain surgery. It’s for us to have fun and pretend I’m going to the prom.
and make sure the audience is along for
the ride.” The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave.,
There are many costume changes and Stuart, presents “Beehive: The ‘60s Musi-
the audience is invited to wear costumes if cal,” Feb. 1-2 for three shows Feb. 1 and 2 at
they wish. It was an era of Aqua Net hair- 7 p.m. and Feb, 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45.
spray, and if you can still manage a beehive Call the box office at 772-286-7827 or order
hairdo, you’re welcome to sport that, too. online at www.lyrictheatre.com.
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Book by Richard Norris & Dick Scanlan
New music By Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlon
Jan. 27th – Feb. 12th, 2017
Featuring: Kelly Clemenzi, Ben Earman, Kristen Whalen, Brain
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Directed by Bryan Childs
Set in New York City in 1922, this is the story of young
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HISTORY FESTIVAL tion of Crayola Crayons and connection
to Amelia Earhart, and audience members
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 were thrilled with the escapades of the no-
torious Ashley Gang by Warren Sonne.
cat or sit by the simulated camp fire. As authors inside the theatre and across
Cowboy Rick Modine, a descendant of the street shared their stories, trolley rides
the Carlton family, was kept busy as visi- were given to historical sites as visitors
tors had their photos taken with him and were also enthralled by ghost walking tours
he explained the workings of
the campsite. He gave each per-
son who asked a small history
lesson as his grandson, Logan
Yarborough, showed off his
branding iron for his own head
Modine shared a wealth of
information about St. Luc-
ie County and the buildings
downtown, along with his fami-
ly’s long connection to the area.
“I think this festival is great,”
said Modine. “All these people Tony Tapia of Lucid Heart Galleries. PHOTO: CHRISTINA TASCON
come here and live but don’t
know a thing about the place where they and Confederate reenactors showing off
live.” antique guns, swords, currency and period
The Sunrise Theatre’s Black Box was costumes.
standing-room-only all day as a series of “Mainstreet is all about the history in
speakers shared stories about noteworthy this community,” said Doris Tillman, Main-
residents and how they were associated street’s manager.
with the county. Students Hassie Russ and “We just got a grant to do a mobile app
Granny’s Kitchen owner Marjorie Harrell, people will soon use to do a historical walk-
along with IRSC professor Marvin Hobson, ing tour of Fort Pierce and everybody will
held a lively discussion about the life of au- be able to listen to all these fascinating sto-
thor Zora Neale Hurston who wrote “Their ries. You know, people used to think of Cal-
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Port St. Lucie’s Valentine loves the stage
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent arts. Every school at that time was a magnet “The funny thing is that I always wanted Vallery Valentine.
[email protected] school. I went to the school with the longest to sing, but it was more about taking care
name, Northeast Law and Public Service of my son. I needed to take care of my fam- PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS MAZZELLA
Vallery Valentine is one of the stars of Military Magnet High School. The funny ily. That’s what I was focused on. The Lord
the Barn Theatre’s upcoming production thing is that Northeast beat East, the arts opened more doors and here I am.”
of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” but when I school, every year. We were known for foot-
learned a little bit about her, it was clear that ball and band. Valentine has an album coming out and
the Port St. Lucie resident is herself a story. released a single in November, “I Forgive
“The chorus teacher, James Lindsey, was You.” It can be downloaded at iTunes or
Vallery is her given name and Valentine a awesome. He was the toughest and coolest other distribution sites. The album will be
stage name, adopted because she was born choir teacher ever. If he hadn’t pushed me released in the spring.
on Valentine’s Day and is frequently asked to and made sure we had money for competi-
sing “My Funny Valentine.” tions, I would never have received the schol- “My producers, Larry DeCarmine and Lee
arship or had the motivation to excel in the Cooper, are from Port St. Lucie,” she said.
The singer is a native of Kansas City, Mis- performing arts as I did.” “They are awesome. They’re all in the indus-
souri, and moved to Florida in 2001 to be try and they’ve been doing this forever. We’re
closer to her mother. She got a solid ground- Valentine received a scholarship in vocal like family.”
ing in performing from an early age. music and performing arts at Bethel College
in Newton, Kansas, but she majored in busi- Valentine also has a band, the Vallery Val-
“I had always participated in church and ness administration to be able to take care entine All-Star Band. They perform at local
I was the director of my youth choir from of her family. venues including Grind & Grape in Vero
a young age,” she said. “The high schools
in our district really, really supported the CONTINUED ON PAGE B11
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Valentine said that finding times for 20 STANDARD 16 CANTER
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“I love community theater and I dive into
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59 Dumbo’s mom, 126 Lack of vitality France 123 Grasps
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