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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-10-26 16:21:46

10/27/2017 ISSUE 43

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2A WHO’S WHO OF TENNIS CASE AGAINST DOCTOR TAKE OVER DODGERTOWN

END IN SIGHT FOR BATTLE TO GET VERO OUT OF ELECTRIC BUSINESS Top hospitals
among Indian
River’s suitors

By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer

By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer Inset above, Attorney Nat Doliner reviews Vero electric sale documents with Councilman Lange Sykes. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Owners of some of the top
[email protected] hospitals in the state – including
members had reviewed more and technical loose ends – the Mayor Laura Moss, Vice Shands, Florida Hospital Orlando,
Nearly eight years after Flor- than 300 pages of documents multitude of things that need Mayor Harry Howle and Coun- and Cleveland Clinic – are repre-
ida Power & Light executives outlining not only the basic to happen before the handoff. cilmen Lange Sykes and Tony sented among the dozen suitors
first opened discussions with terms of the sale in FPL’s re- Young all voted in favor of the who have expressed preliminary
the Vero Beach City Council vised letter of intent, but also The $185 million deal is ex- terms that had been ham- interest in partnering with the In-
about taking over Vero Elec- tying up all the legal, financial pected to leave Vero with a $36 dian River Medical Center.
tric, the city’s 34,000 custom- million windfall. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
ers finally appear to be on the The parent companies of three
precipice of rate relief, with the of the closest hospitals to IRMC
conclusion to an arduous bat- – Sebastian River, Lawnwood in
tle to get Vero out of the electric Fort Pierce and Holmes in Mel-
business in sight. bourne – also have stepped for-
ward.
The City Council, after three
hours of discussion Tuesday, The identities of the health sys-
voted 4-1 to sell the city’s elec- tems that have signed up were
tric utility to Florida Power and made public Oct. 18, heighten-
Light for $185 million plus oth- ing speculation about whether
er consideration. Indian River will stick to its pre-
viously pledged preference to re-
Before the vote, council main nonprofit, or affiliate with a
for-profit system.

Seven of the expressions of in-
terest submitted thus far come
from nonprofit health systems.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

INSIDE Newark school run by monks seen as possible model for Gifford

NEWS 1-12 PETS 18
DINING B7
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12 By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer that is still in effect in Indian River
CALENDAR B15 [email protected] County, and black educators who went
REAL ESTATE 19 to that vanished school say black stu-
B1 A local education leader wants to dents were better off then than they are
ARTS open a new high school in Gifford now.
based on a school run by monks in
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 tough, inner-city Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Jacqueline Warrior, an educa-
For circulation or where to pick up which is achieving a level of success tion leader and advocate for parents
your issue call: 772-226-7925 that nearly defies comprehension, and students in the school district
graduating 98 percent of its students and juvenile justice system, recently
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. and seeing 87 percent go on to gradu- brought together a group of educators
ate from college. to discuss how to recreate the caring
environment that enabled their gener-
Nearly 50 years have gone by since ation’s academic and athletic success-
Gifford High School closed in 1969 as
part of a federal desegregation order CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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MY Vero trainer has treated a ‘Who’s Who’ of tennis
TAKE

By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer He served as the trainer for Trainer Gary Kitchell with tennis legend John McEnroe. ‘What do you do?’ I told him I was
[email protected] two of Roger Federer’s exhibition a spine therapist. He said, ‘OK,
events at New York’s Madison proper treatment at the 1989 Lipton Inter- get over here and help me.’ So I
For Gary Kitchell, there’s something spe- Square Garden. Locally, he has national Tennis Championships in Key Bis- worked on him and he felt better.”
cial about being one of the guys. worked with former top-10 player cayne, where Kitchell was working as a vol-
Mardy Fish, who grew up in Vero unteer physical therapist. As fate would have it, the Czech
“When you do what I do for as long as I’ve Beach, and Mikael Pernfors, the native would move to Vero Beach
been doing it, you don’t just develop trust,” 1986 French Open finalist who “Ivan was having back issues, and the and Kitchell would treat him
the Vero Beach seasonal resident said last has lived here for more than a de- treatments he was getting from the ATP for the rest of his playing career,
week in Lynchburg, Va., site of the Power- cade. Tour’s trainers weren’t helping,” Kitchell re- which ended when chronic back
Shares Series’ penultimate senior tennis called. “I was a certified spine therapist, and pain forced him to retire at age 34
event for 2017. “You develop friendships.” By his count, Kitchell has treat- I was listening to them as they treated him. after the 1994 season.
ed more than 400 different play- I kept thinking: They’re treating the wrong
Many of these friends have been inducted ers on the men’s and women’s pro thing. “I don’t know that I decided
into the International Tennis Hall of Fame tours and worked at all four Grand he would be my therapist; it just
and Kitchell has worked with 19 players who Slam tournaments. “The next day, Ivan came in and I was turned out that way,” Lendl said.
were ranked No. 1 in the world. there,” he continued. “He saw me and asked, “We got to know each other, be-
“Sometimes, it was for a week; came friends, and he took care of
Two weeks ago, in fact, Kitchell joined for- other times, it was for an extend- me whenever I needed help.”
mer Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion ed period,” he said. “And there
John McEnroe at a charity golf event in New are a few I’ve worked with, on an Perhaps unwittingly, Lendl
Jersey, where the longtime physical therapist on-and-off basis, for years. They’d call when took care of Kitchell, too: He put
and athletic trainer spends his summers. they needed help, and I’d take care of them. him on the tennis map.
Working with Lendl gave Kitchell credibil-
He has hung out with the Grand Slam “A majority of the time,” he added, “the ity with other players on both the men’s and
winners Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, An- players came to me with injuries others women’s tours.
dre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Mi- couldn’t fix.” He also got calls from major champions
chael Chang, Andy Roddick and Ivan Lendl. on the PGA Tour, including Payne Stewart
That, Lendl said, is what makes Kitchell and Jose Maria Olazabal.
“Mats has stayed at my house,” Kitchell so good at his job. “When you work with a champion of
said. Ivan’s stature, people notice,” Kitchell said.
“The key to good treatment is good di- “They figure, ‘If he’s good enough for Lendl,
The list of champions he has treated or agnosis,” said Lendl, an eight-time Grand he’s good enough for me.’ I was set.”
trained reads like a Who’s Who in tennis. Slam champion who lives at Windsor. “Gary Among those who noticed Kitchell’s suc-
does that very well.” cesses with Lendl were Courier and Chang.
In addition to the names already men-
tioned, Kitchell has worked with Stefan Lendl learned firsthand of Kitchell’s abil-
Edberg, Boris Becker, Martina Navratilova, ity to diagnose injury and prescribe the
Monica Seles, Tracy Austin, Gabriela Sabati-
ni and Jana Novotna.

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“I was in the latter stages of my career, guy like Gary around is very important for FEDS TAKE OVER DRUG CASE
and I had some aches and pains that I want- the guys on this tour. AGAINST DR. JOHNNY BENJAMIN
ed to keep under wraps,” Chang said at the
Lynchburg PowerShares event. “When you’re playing senior tennis, By Beth Walton | Staff Writer also filed paperwork that day charging the
sometimes you need help to stay on the doctor with attempted drug trafficking in-
“On the tour, the little things can make court,” he added. “That’s what Gary does for The Vero Beach surgeon whose high-pro- volving fentanyl, a felony offense. The DEA
a big difference,” he added. “If you’re only us.” file drug trafficking arrest earlier this month has now assumed responsibility for the
90 percent healthy, it can be the difference shocked the community appeared shackled case and Butler said with Benjamin in fed-
between winning and losing. So I knew When he embarked on his new profes- and handcuffed in a federal courthouse last eral custody, his office planned to drop its
Gary through Ivan, and he just knows his sion in 1981, the field of sports medicine just week. charges.
stuff so well.” starting to emerge.
Dr. Johnny Benjamin Jr. of the Pro Spine Fentanyl is a powerful, addictive narcotic
Courier, who was suffering from a “By 1994, I had the fifth-largest physi- Center was transferred to the custody of often used as a cutting agent by illicit drug
nagging arm injury when he first sought cal therapy practice in the United States,” U.S. Marshals Oct. 18 after the Drug En- dealers. Misuse and over-prescription of
Kitchell’s help in 1989, offered an equally Kitchell said. “We had 37 employees, saw forcement Agency filed a complaint detail- the drug has become a serious problem in
glowing reference, calling him the “best in 550 athletes a week and the Wall Street Jour- ing a yearlong investigation into alleged the United States, resulting in thousands of
the business.” nal had written about us. drug dealing by the physician. deaths.

He said Kitchell has a “wealth of experi- But after 13 years, having working 80 At court in West Palm on Friday, federal Federal prosecutors have charged Ben-
ence dealing with all types of injuries” and hours per week his last two years, Kitchell prosecutor John McMillan told the judge his jamin with two felonies: conspiracy to pos-
“his diagnostic skills are fantastic.” decided to sell the practice in 1994 and re- office planned to seek pretrial detention, a sess with intent to distribute a controlled
tire – at age 41 – to Vero Beach. motion commonly made when a defendant substance resulting in death, and attempt-
It was Courier, the founder and driving is thought to be a danger to the community ed possession of a controlled substance
force behind the 13-year-old PowerShares He had visited Vero Beach often through- or a flight risk. A hearing on the issue was set with intent to distribute. The doctor could
Series, who recruited Kitchell for the senior out his life and bought a condominium at for Oct. 25. face life in prison if convicted for the first
circuit. Sea Oaks in 1986. offense.
Benjamin, 51, is a registered controlled
Kitchell, who said he has worked more “We’d come down three or four times a substance prescriber in Indian River County The federal complaint, written by Special
than 180 PowerShares events, was in Los An- year and just fell in love with Vero Beach,” and holds staff privileges at the Indian River Agent Michael Buemi with the DEA, alleges
geles for Sunday’s 2017 series finale. Kitchell said. “So in 1994, we bought our first Medical Center, according to the Depart- Benjamin was involved in a cross-country
house here, at Indian Trails.” ment of Health. counterfeit drug trafficking operation and
“I’m responsible for all health-related provided the fentanyl-laced oxycodone
issues – pre-match, post-match and some- A Quail Valley Golf Club founding mem- He has been incarcerated since Oct. 12 which led to the 2016 overdose death of a
times during the match if a player has a ber, he now owns a lagoon-front home in when Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Palm Beach woman.
problem,” said Kitchell, who is also a certi- Castaway Cove and is affiliated with Mind, deputies quickly arrested him after he al-
fied tennis teaching pro. “I help with every- Body & Sport Weight Loss in Vero Beach. legedly became suspicious of a DEA under- As investigators looked to see how the
thing from stretching to warm-ups to cool- cover informant and seized his cellphone.
downs, including treating injuries.” “Believe me, I know how lucky I’ve CONTINUED ON PAGE 7
been,” Kitchell said. “You’re talking to a Assistant State Attorney Ryan Butler
“He loves tennis and he knows the body,” blue-collar boy from a zinc-mining town in
said McEnroe, who, at 58, is the oldest player New Jersey who got to see the world – a guy
in the PowerShares Series. “He knows what who came from humble beginnings and
we need, specifically for tennis. To have a was given the opportunity to meet presi-
dents and kings. 

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IRMC SUITORS steadfast in wanting to remain million, which it plans to use
nonprofit, a position endorsed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 by both the publicly elected Hos- on remodeling patient rooms, a
pital District Board, which owns
The other five are from for-profit opera- the hospital buildings, and the new outpatient surgery center,
tions. The deadline to submit proposals is 17-member Board of Directors,
Nov. 10. Up to six finalists will be chosen the which is in charge of hospital new technology and upgrades in
following week. operations.
its physical plant.
Finalizing an agreement that will enable Still, when asked whether
the hospital to survive and thrive is likely a IRMC would give serious consid- As for potential partners, two
year away – and that’s if the process goes eration to a for-profit health system, Hos-
smoothly. Indian River needs a well-cap- pital District Trustee Allen Jones suggested sources told 32963 earlier this
italized partner of some kind to overcome the door to that possibility is open.
recent financial losses and remain compet- week that Health First, one of the
itive in a changing healthcare environment. “A for-profit might make us an offer we
can’t refuse,” Jones said. nonprofit entities, appears to be
So far, leadership at IRMC has been PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD a strong contender. Health First
No matter which health system is
chosen, IRMC likely faces some serious has four hospitals in neighboring Brevard

belt-tightening. Over the last two fiscal County, among them Holmes Regional

years the hospital has lost $4 million on op- Medical Center in Melbourne.

erations and a key factor in any partnership Here’s a glance at each of the systems

is an infusion of cash. vying for a partnership with Indian River

IRMC is looking for approximately $185 Medical Center.

NONPROFIT

ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM – This faith-
based system has 46 facilities spread
among nine states, a majority of them in
Florida. These include the highly regarded
Florida Hospital Orlando, one of the most
comprehensive hospitals in the region.
CLEVELAND CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM – This
offshoot of the world-renowned Cleveland
Clinic has eight facilities in Florida, includ-
ing a major hospital in Weston.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HEALTH – This
medical network includes Shands Hospital,
one of Florida’s leading academic medical
centers.
HEALTH FIRST – Has four hospitals in Bre-
vard County, among them Holmes, which
is a level II trauma center.
ORLANDO HEALTH – More than 100 facil-
ities spread across the center of the state,
including the highly regarded Orlando
Regional Medical Center and the Arnold
Palmer Hospital for Children.
MARTIN HEALTH SYSTEM – Has roughly 70
facilities, including Martin Memorial Hos-
pital in Stuart.
TRINITY HEALTH – A Catholic healthcare
system, it has a number of hospitals in Cen-
tral and South Florida.

FOR-PROFIT

DUKE LIFEPOINT HEALTHCARE – IRMC al-
ready has an affiliation with the Duke Uni-
versity Health System through its Welsh
Heart Center and Scully-Welsh Cancer
Center. However, Duke LifePoint’s for-prof-
it status goes against Indian River’s non-
profit preference.
HCA HEALTHCARE – Nashville-based HCA is
one of the country’s largest healthcare pro-
viders. It has 46 hospitals across Florida in-
cluding Lawnwood Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Fort Pierce, a level II trauma center.
RCCH HEALTHCARE PARTNERS – 16 facilities
spread among 13 states, with no presence
in Florida.
STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM – 36 hos-
pitals across 10 states. Three in Florida that
it acquired a few months ago as part of a
rapid expansion: Sebastian River Medical
Center in Sebastian, and Wuestoff Medical
Center in Rockledge and Melbourne.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES – Another
huge health system. Twenty facilities in
Florida alone. More than 100 nationwide,
plus Puerto Rico and U.S.Virgin Islands. 



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ELECTRIC SALE alty,” Howle said on the eve of the historic cancel its wholesale power contract with bulk power contract with the Orlando
vote. the Orlando Utilities Commission. Also Utilities Commission, a necessary step to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 wrapped into the packet is a 52-page facilitate the anticipated hand-off to FPL
In addition to sorting out the minutiae stop-gap measure of sorts, a contract to in October 2018 or soon thereafter.
mered out over the past few months and of disposing of a $100 million-per-year sell only the Indian River Shores portion
memorialized by transactional attorney utility enterprise, the documents pro- of Vero’s system to FPL for $30 million Exiting the OUC contract nearly
Nat Doliner of the Carlton Fields law firm. duced and delivered to the city last week should something go awry and the full stopped progress on the sale due to a dis-
lay out terms for all the required leases, sale not close by January 2019 or there- pute over whether the city owed a $20 mil-
Councilman Dick Winger, consistent easements, and even the streetlight ar- abouts. lion penalty or a $50 million penalty, but
with his voting history throughout his rangements. FPL executed a separate deal with OUC
tenure, was the lone vote against the sale. All of those agreements were voted on for $25 million worth of wholesale power
There’s a 30-year franchise agreement, at Tuesday’s meeting. to help induce Orlando to accept the low-
Howle brought Doliner to the table a document changing FPL’s service terri- er penalty figure.
when the majority of the council lost tory and a document by which Vero would The council voted 5-0 to exit the city’s
confidence in its former attorney, Robert Prior to the vote, the Council heard pre-
Scheffel “Schef” Wright, citing Doliner’s sentations by five members of the city’s Fi-
key role in the purchase of the Sebring nance Commission, and two members of
electric transmission system by Florida the Utilities Commission including Chair-
Power Corporation. man Bob Auwaerter, who also serves as a
councilman for the Town of Indian River
“He’s the only guy who has done this Shores. The Shores has about 8.5 percent
before,” Howle said at the time. of Vero’s ratepayers and but provides close
to 10 percent of the electric utility’s annu-
More importantly, Doliner arrived lad- al revenues.
en with no baggage of being allied with the
Florida Municipal Electric Agency co-op Auwaerter, a retired industry analyst
or its members who still need to let Vero who for decades studied market factors,
out so the FPL deal can close. But he’s had companies, mergers and acquisitions for
the cooperation of FMPA officials so far, Vanguard funds, has closely looked at all
under the leadership of the agency’s new facets of what FPL is offering, based not
CEO Jacob Williams. The elected bodies of only upon the risk to Vero of continuing
19 member cities still need to unanimous- to operate an aging utility in an increas-
ly approve Vero’s final exit, in exchange for ingly volatile market, but also on FPL’s
$108 million cash to the FMPA. projected revenues over the 30-year fran-
chise period.
Howle said he was very pleased with
the outcome of Doliner’s work product His conclusion: “Vero Beach is getting a
after only seven months on the job. “This good to very good price,” Auwaerter said.
contract is like a dozen roses on a random
Tuesday afternoon. FPL is an outstanding “You hear the press over-use the phras-
partner, I appreciate their resolve and loy- es ‘historical opportunity’ and ‘once in a

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generation’ to describe mundane news DRUG CASE AGAINST DOCTOR with Benjamin while working as an un- formant not to deal the bad drugs locally,
events. However, in this case, both of dercover informant. according to court records.
those terms apply to the vote you five CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
people will be taking,” Auwaerter told the Buemi’s Oct. 13 complaint describes In court last week, Benjamin, dressed
council. victim was able to access the deadly pills, the physician telling the DEA informant in navy prison garb awaiting his first ap-
they were able to track down her dealer, that the West Palm woman allegedly killed pearance in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge
Most of the council members huddled and that person’s supplier, using unique by his pills was just another “page in a James Hopkins, rarely took his eyes from
up with Doliner individually on Monday markings etched into the drugs left be- large stack.” his wife. The woman, dressed as if she was
to go over the documents and clear up hind at the crime scene. headed to church, sniffled and blinked
any questions they had before Tuesday’s Later, hours after agents observed back tears as she sat alone in the court-
meeting. Both defendants agreed to work with Benjamin engage in an illegal drug trans- room pews.
the DEA in exchange for consideration of action behind his clinic, the informant
Councilman Sykes emerged from his cooperation at sentencing. warned the doctor the new batch of pills Moments before he was taken outside,
session with Doliner saying he got all his was no good; the drugs were causing peo- he looked her in the eye and mouthed,
questions and concerns answered and ex- The distributor then began a series of ple to go to the hospital. Benjamin said he “love you.” Benjamin is expected to be
plained, and got assurances that the doc- recorded meetings and conversations would tell his distributors, and told the in- formally arraigned in November. 
uments are legally sound.
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Critics of the deal, and those opposed to Y0011_90484 0917 CMS Accepted
selling the electric utility in general, com-
plained that the council was ramming it
through without adequate vetting, and
without a thorough analysis of how the
city’s finances would shake out after near-
ly $6 million in annual transfers from the
electric utility to the general fund are gone.

In the politics of a contentious elec-
tion season, former council member and
once-again candidate Jay Kramer has
accused the pro-sale majority of having
their votes bought and paid for by FPL,
because FPL has generously funded polit-
ical action committees to support candi-
dates who favor the sale.

Even under the best-case scenario, the
deal still needs to be approved by several
regulatory agencies, as well as the FMPA
and its member cities. FPL has set a goal of
closing the mammoth deal sometime be-
tween October and December of 2018. 

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O’MALLEY BELIEVES MLB WILL
TAKE OVER OUR DODGERTOWN

Hurricane Impact Doors By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer a visit to Dodgertown.
& Impact Glass, Indian River County Administrator Ja-
We Have It All! There’s a certain urgency behind
Peter O’Malley’s effort to ensure Major son Brown confirmed the talks with Ma-
Transform Your Existing Door from League Baseball remains an integral part jor League Baseball and is hopeful the
Boring to Beautiful! of Historic Dodgertown. deal will come together. The county in-
vested $17 million in Dodgertown in 2001
■ Glass patterns for every style & budget “I turn 80 in December,” O’Malley said and owns the property.
■ Customize to your style when reached at his Los Angeles office. “I
■ Impact Glass & Impact Doors look at it as I’ve got 4-5 good years ahead. The Dodgers left Vero Beach for good
■ Wood Interior/Exterior Doors I’m proud of what we’ve done, but un- in 2008, relocating its spring training op-
■ Fiberglass Doors less I can anticipate what is next I haven’t eration to Arizona. That put Indian River
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■ Etching The current “next” is securing an agree- “We were running it,” Brown said of
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■ Mirror Wraps over programming at the 80-acre site,
where scores of sports teams now train By 2009 Minor League Baseball had
Regency Square each year and thousands of youth play- agreed to lease and operate Dodgertown
ers come for tournaments and training, as a training facility, but “they had a bad
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart • Licensed & Insured often under the tutelage of former Major experience,” Brown recalled, noting that
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772.463.6500 to get out of the arrangement.
“I truly believe it will happen,” O’Mal-
ley said. “They’re doing their due dili- That opened a door for O’Malley, who
gence.” And what would Major League had already spent much of his adult life as
Baseball do with the sprawling facility, a key figure in the Dodgers organization,
with its five professional baseball fields including 28 years as owner and nearly a
including a 6,500-seat historic stadium, decade as chairman of the board. O’Mal-
along with five other fields for softball, ley briefly entertained seeking a second
football, soccer and other sports, confer- stint as Dodgers owner in 2012, but ulti-
ence and training facilities, dining hall mately withdrew his bid.
and 89-room motel?
Instead, O’Malley recruited his big
“Let the imagination run wild,” O’Mal- sister, Terry O’Malley Seidler, as well as
ley continued. “I’d think about how to former Dodgers pitchers Chan Ho Park
use Dodgertown year-round. How about and Hideo Nomo as investors in a new
classes for umpires, perhaps aspiring ex- business, transforming Dodgertown into
ecutives? Maybe it is seminars. Why not a a multipurpose training and tournament
class to teach people how to be a baseball venue. They took over the lease in 2012
scout?” and by 2016 had turned a profit.

O’Malley, who led the group that res- O’Malley feels confident about his vi-
cued the failing facility in 2012 and now sion for the future of Historic Dodger-
serves as president and CEO of Dodg- town, but in the interim, he had another
ertown, has taken his case to baseball’s matter requiring his presence.
highest level. He’s met at least twice with
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in New “Tuesday night,” he said proudly, “I’ll
York, and in July of this year Manfred paid be in Dodger Stadium watching Clayton
Kershaw pitch Game 1 of the World Se-
ries.” 

PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD



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Expires 11-30-17 SCHOOL RUN BY MONKS A psychologist and counselor with Ph.D.s
Expires 11-30-17 and other licensed professional counselors
Expires 11-30-17 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and doctoral candidates serve the school,
providing individual as well as group coun-
es and to look at a unique education model seling.
that’s working wonders for inner-city black
and Hispanic students in Newark. Specific problems have spawned specific
groups, each with about 30 students. “The
“I don’t think it’s possible to overcome Unknown Sons” is for boys with missing fa-
the problems black, Hispanic and lower-so- thers, “The Blues Brothers” for depressives
cioeconomic students are experiencing by and Al Anon for those with drug-addicted
working within the current public school family members, to name a few.
system,” said Warrior, who wants to open a
private high school for boys in the Gifford The strongest intervention tool is “Leahy
community. House,” where students at greatest risk live,
getting intensive counseling and a caring
“You could argue we are talking about but disciplined home. Warrior hopes for
re-segregating,” Warrior said, “but the pub- a similar residence for students needing
lic schools haven’t truly integrated. Stu- wrap-around support at the Gifford school
dents of color and white students lead a she proposes.
parallel existence, as the grades and disci-
pline data shows. “Academic problems are not academic,”
Leahy said. “Many are so angry – usually
“If you listen to the community, they over an absent dad –they are acting out
all talk about how they didn’t want to or acting in by failing classes. There is so
leave Gifford High School to go to Vero much emotional noise they can’t concen-
Beach High School. It ripped the heart trate. You deal with that and then the aca-
out of the community and took them out demics come right up. Most public schools
of the school where they felt safe and ac- are attributing everything to intellect.”
complished. The school we want to cre-
ate will foster true community among Just as the monks run the monastery, the
diverse students, without turning away students run the school. “These kids never
from social problems and pretending get to lead. They need the experience and
they don’t exist.” opportunity,” Leahy said. The phrase, “Nev-
er do for a student what he can do for him-
The school would be open to all stu- self,” is a tenet of the school.
dents, not just students of color, but it
was persistently low African-American The students are grouped into teams
achievement in the Indian River district led by older students with developed lead-
that spurred Warrior to look for better ways ership skills, ensuring none fall between
to educate students, and St. Benedict’s Pre- the cracks. The students take attendance,
paratory School in Newark was the most maintain order, clean the school, investi-
promising model she found. gate absenteeism, and generally take care
of each other.
She invited Headmaster Father Edward
Leahy and Louis Lainé, director of the “What hurts my brother hurts me,” is the
school’s education-outreach arm – called school motto.
The Vox Institute – to inform Vero educators
about the school’s methods. Father Leahy and Lainé took a tour of
what was once Gifford High School, now
St. Benedict Abbey, in downtown New- Gifford Middle School, and were struck by
ark, has run St. Benedict’s Prep for 150 the school hours posted on the door. Their
years. It was the college preparatory school students would never put up with that, they
of choice for sons of blue-collar and mid- said. St. Benedict’s students, rightfully, feel
dle-class white immigrants until 1971, but they own the school, and it’s open 24 hours
race riots and white flight changed the stu- a day.
dent base in the late 1960s and early ’70s,
and school leaders revamped their meth- There are no security guards, no student
ods in response. resource officers, no locks on the doors or
lockers.
The school closed for a year to rethink
its mission and then reopened to serve the St. Benedict’s academic success defies
new students, mostly young black males Newark’s public high school statistics, al-
from the surrounding inner-city neighbor- though its students come from the same
hoods, applying St. Benedict’s guidelines high-poverty, low-education neighbor-
for monks called “The Rule” to school op- hoods, with the same high crime and drug
erations. abuse statistics.

The new experimental education mod- The public high schools have a 32 per-
el divided the monks. Father Leahy was cent pass rate, while St. Benedict’s is 98 per-
among the half-dozen out of more than 20 cent and nearly all go to college – with 87
who remained. “They were terrified . . . [the percent graduating from college – blowing
black community] would do to us what . . . the doors off the 56 percent national college
[the white community] had done to them,” graduation rate for all males.
Leahy said. “We monks are not immune to
racism.” Warrior would love to open a high school
that could achieve similar success for stu-
St. Benedict’s Rule focuses on the heart dents in Indian River County. She’s looking
and spirit. Similarly, the school seeks to heal for support, donors and a building to use
students traumatized by broken families, temporarily in Gifford.
drug addiction, gang violence and crime.
There is a heavy emphasis on counseling. “After 50 years of low achievement, I
want to save some kids now, not wait on the
public schools to save them. Let’s try some-
thing that’s working.” 

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Convicted murderer’s plea
for new trial nixed by judge

By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Dort submitted the hand-written
motion a year ago, acting as his own at-
A man convicted of first-degree mur- torney from the Santa Rosa Correction-
der saw a ray of light when Judge Cyn- al Institution, a men’s prison located
thia Cox allowed him a hearing to plead northeast of Pensacola, and Cox sched-
for a new trial on Oct. 13, but the glim- uled an Oct. 13 hearing on the matter.
mer was extinguished five days later
when Cox denied his request. Dort said his lawyer failed to investi-
gate, depose and call two witnesses on
The hearing came one year after Lu- his behalf.
cian Dort filed a handwritten motion for
post-conviction relief from inside the He argued that their testimony would
walls of a men’s prison. have shown the court “the heinous mo-
tive” of the shooter whose testimony
Dort was convicted in 2013 for his role helped convict him.
as the getaway driver in the murder of
John Torres, a Sebastian businessman Even the prosecution seemed baffled
whom prosecutors say was killed after as to why witnesses were never called.
his son-in-law hired three Palm Bay hit- In a response to Dort’s motion, Assistant
men to shoot him. State Attorney Nikki Robinson conceded
that an evidentiary hearing was neces-
The men’s trials, rife with salacious sary on that matter.
details, grabbed local headlines for days.
News reports mentioned a prostitute, an During the trial, Smith said that Lu-
affair, a secret abortion and allegations cian Dort helped plan the murder, but
of drug use and piles of cash. two jail inmates claimed the shooter told
them Dort actually didn’t do it. The men
The man accused of commissioning said Smith planned to testify against
his father-in-law’s death, Daniel Duffy, Dort to get a better deal for himself. One
lived a brash, luxurious lifestyle. He also said Smith told him that he would
owned homes in Aruba and throughout implicate Dort as payback for sleeping
the Treasure Coast, wined and dined cli- with his girlfriend.
ents of his Family Cellular phone com-
pany with box seats at Orlando Mag- “The state offered an extensive wit-
ic Games, and bragged about hiding ness list ... experts, officers and civil-
$300,000 while he was under federal in- ians,” Dort said in his motion. “The
vestigation. defense proffered only two witnesses,
which were never presented to the jury,
Two of the defendants in the 2009 slay- and no other witnesses were presented.”
ing – Brian Smith, the accused shooter, Smith said his lawyer was aware of the
and Dort’s brother, Marciano Dort – pled allegations of false testimony made by
guilty to murder in the second-degree Brian Smith’s cellmates.
and conspiracy. But Lucian Dort, the
youngest of trio, fought the charges. Less than a week after the hearing,
Cox denied Dort’s request. In an Oct. 18
He was outside flirting with girls while ruling, she found that his attorney was
the crime was planned, he said. The only deficient for failing to investigate and
reason he was driving the car was be- present the witnesses, but that their tes-
cause he was the only one with a valid timony wouldn’t have changed the out-
driver’s license. come of the trial.

He said he and his brother didn’t hear The allegations wouldn’t be enough
the gunshots because they were inside to sway the jury, Cox said. Limited infor-
the car at the time of the murder playing mation was presented and both witness-
loud music with the windows up. es could have been impeached because
of their prior felony convictions.
That defense didn’t sit well with a
jury. Dort, then 28, was convicted of first “These facts were insufficient to rebut
degree murder and sentenced to life in the specific and detailed facts testified
prison. His brother and their acquain- to by Smith at trial concerning the de-
tance who both pled guilty were sen- fendant’s month-long role in the plan-
tenced to no more than three decades ning and execution of the homicide,”
behind bars for the crime. she said.

Dort lost his appeal in Florida’s Fourth After the hearing, the prosecutor said
Circuit in 2015. He then appealed to the the judge made the right decision, sug-
Florida State Supreme Court before ask- gesting it is time to put the 2009 murder
ing the 19th Circuit for post-conviction to rest.
relief.
Dort’s legal challenges, however, still
Post-conviction relief is a one of the might not be over. The defendant has
final legal recourses available to defen- 30 days to appeal Cox’s ruling. “That’s
dants who believe they are wrongly con- the problem with the criminal justice
victed. It requires the defendant to prove system,” said Robinson “It’s never final.
that his attorney was so deficient it de- There are still other options.” 
prived them of a fair trial.

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Jonathan’s Court honors special young man’s legacy

By Ron Holub | Correspondent for adoption for years. They resided at Hi- The dedication of Jonathan’s Court, named in honor of Jonathan Threewitts, left. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
biscus House, and even though they lacked
Jonathan’s Court was dedicated on the family, as some say, they made up for it by their minds, so we packed up and went. made everyone around him feel special.
afternoon of Oct. 20 as an enduring mon- the way they treated each other. They lived “It was one of the best days, too. We were That’s literally how he lived his life.”
ument to a charismatic young man who in separate houses but made sure to meet
reached out to so many others with pure joy in the water having a good time. We got out Jonathan’s flamboyance and zest for life
in his heart until his life was up and have dinner every and took pictures and hung out for a little attracted a gathering of local politicians,
taken in the waters off Jay- night. I have never seen sib- bit. We got back in the water, went a little philanthropists, first responders and doz-
cee Park in March 2015. The lings that close, and I have deeper, and I don’t know where this rip cur- ens of young people to the dedication of his
newly constructed outdoor three older brothers. rent came from. Not everybody was deep court.
basketball court was the and they didn’t have any trouble. But some
fulfillment of his dream to “The basketball court was of us did. Anna Threewitts assisted in the ribbon
bring as much happiness to Jonathan’s birth child. He cutting after several speakers – including
as many as he possibly could. said kids in the community “Jonathan pushed me toward the shore Vero Beach High football coach Lenny Jan-
needed a place to play bas- out of the current and then the current kowski – paid tribute to her brother. She
By all objective mea- ketball that was safe and fun. grabbed him. I saw Jonathan sinking and said, “He was really a fun and energetic per-
sures the odds were stacked Jonathan and Anna had cap- yelling for help and I tried to get to him and son. He would get along with everybody. He
against Jonathan Threewitts, tured the hearts of all of our grab him, but the last thing I saw was his was just a loving soul. He would make the
but he did not let tough cir- staff. When he passed away hand and then he went down. He saved my best of every situation and that’s what I re-
cumstances keep him down. that truly rocked our world life.” member about him the most.
I did not personally have the honor of here. We decided the best way to honor
knowing him, but I truly wish I had. He died Jonathan was to make his basketball court Even through all of the torment and con- “What I try to include in my life is to be
at age 17 but he lives on forever in the fond happen. This is the safe space that Jonathan fusion, Jonathan and Roosevelt Franklin more like him – to be more helping and
reflections of those who were privileged wanted.” helped rescue Rousseau and three others more caring and more active in the com-
enough to know and understand him. We had a chance to talk with two of Jon- fighting the surf for their lives. munity.”
athan’s friends who were with him at the
The ceremony was held at Epic Missions beach on a dreadful day that began so in- “We saved everybody else but I couldn’t Jonathan played football at VBHS and
where Alyssa Munsie, community outreach nocently. save my best friend,” Franklin said. “We loved to play basketball as well. He would
director, shared some thoughts and memo- “Everybody was bored at the house so I were really close and his death has affected often be seen shooting hoops off a rickety
ries of Jonathan. suggested we all go to the beach,” Kennel me for a long time. It shook my faith be- backboard at Epic Missions. He would sure-
Rousseau recalled. “Nobody really wanted cause he was such a good person. You don’t ly have enjoyed playing on his new court
“Jonathan and his sister Anna had been to go at first until they heard that some girls expect something like that to happen to with friends both old and new.
in and out of the state’s care since they were were going. Everybody suddenly changed somebody like that.
2 years old,” Munsie told us. “Their family He was a straight-A student and wanted
lost custody of them and they were both up “He was very athletic and very gifted. He to be a neurologist. Some of us know him a
would give you the shirt off his back. He little better now. 

Dr. Marza Penny.

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Call to ‘arms’: Doc adamant about flu shots for kids

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Her reasoning is simple. reason why,” Penny continues, “is because exponentially tilt the odds in your child’s
[email protected] For a child, influenza can be a killer. they’re new to the world. Their immune favor.
“The flu virus,” Penny explains, “is very system hasn’t been exposed to certain an-
The “flu season” is here again and local tigens. They have to be exposed to [them] Pediatricians like Penny are painfully
pediatrician Dr. Marza Penny makes no tricky.” That’s in part because influenza and fight the illness and then they become aware of the anti-vaccination voices that
bones about her top priority this time of viruses are constantly evolving. Even with somewhat immune to some of those organ- have sprouted up online in recent years, and
year. a flu shot, children – as well as adults – can isms.” this easy-going doctor with the wide smile
still experience a few days of feeling down- and easy laugh turns almost somber when
She wants every child she treats over the right awful. But as Penny points out, “It’s Put even more bluntly, a child who does that topic is broached.
age of 6 months to get a flu shot. better to have a chance of having some im- not get a shot this year might not even be
munity than to have none at all.” here next year. Just let that sink in. “Oh, boy. It’s difficult,” says Penny. “I have
In fact, she insists on it. kind of dropped the ax on this and said,
For Penny, now entering her 20th year Think about it. Your child or grandchild might well be ‘Look. If you don’t immunize [your chil-
of treating the Treasure Coast’s youngest A child’s immune system is at a distinct the brightest, best-looking, cutest kid in the dren] then I’m not going to care for [them].’
patients, flu shots and other childhood vac- disadvantage compared to an adult’s. “A big neighborhood, but according to the Centers I follow the recommendations of the Amer-
cinations are pretty much non-negotiable. for Disease Control and Prevention, young ican Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory
children are among those at the highest risk Committee on Immunization Practices and
for developing serious complications – in- the CDC. I don’t know about these blogs and
cluding pneumonia, sepsis and septic shock what [those parents are] reading but it’s just
– from the influenza virus each year. not appropriate to get your child’s treatment
advice off the Internet.”
Any of which can be a death sentence for
a child. The plain fact is that immunizations
work. Diseases such as measles – which
The American Thoracic Society, for ex- once claimed thousands of children’s lives
ample, reports that “pneumonia is the each year in this country – were large-
world’s leading cause of death among chil- ly eradicated until anti-vaccine parents
dren under 5 years of age, accounting for 15 stopped getting their children vaccinated.
percent of all deaths of children under 5.”
In fact, a study just released by the Jour-
An estimated 935,000 pneumonia deaths nal of the American Medical Association
are reported worldwide in that age group says that of the 1,789 cases of measles which
annually, and in the United States pneumo- have been reported over the past 14 years,
nia is the single largest reason children are 99 percent were in people who had not re-
admitted to hospitals. ceived the vaccine, and as the Washington
Post reported that same day, “babies and
Sepsis is no better. The National Insti- toddlers have the least protection.”
tutes of Health points out that “the people
at highest risk [for sepsis] are infants, chil- The good news, according to Penny, is
dren and the elderly” and the triggers for there are now vaccines that help build im-
sepsis are most commonly various forms of munity to multiple diseases with just one
bacteria, fungi and viruses – including the shot such as the “ProQuad,” which Penney
influenza virus. says “is measles, mumps, rubella and vari-
cella. Measles, mumps, rubella and chicken
Sepsis, says NIH, “strikes more than a pox all in one vaccine.”
million Americans each year” and when it
does, blood pressure can drop precipitously, She adds, “We have a lot of combination
the heart can weaken and multiple organs vaccines. We have [another] one called Pen-
including the lungs, kidneys and liver can tacel. It has five components. It’s diphtheria,
quickly fail. tetanus, pertussis, polio and haemophilus
influenza B. You get five in one poke.”
Compare those potential outcomes to the
momentary sting of a hypodermic needle Dr. Marza Penny is at Penny Pediatrics at
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The many reasons you should pump iron into your diet

By CASEY SEIDENBERG | The Washigton Post is to help carry oxygen when kids do not get enough anyone sticking to a vegetarian or vegan
from the lungs to ev- iron, as muscles, too, require diet should focus on iron intake because
Every now and then, my teenage boys ery cell in the boatloads of oxygen. Immune func- vegetarian sources of iron are absorbed
acknowledge my nutrition education, body. When tion and the ability to ward off colds are into the body differently. Heme iron,
admit that I might actually know some- you do not also affected when a body doesn’t have found in animal foods such as meat,
thing they don’t and ask me for advice. get enough enough iron. poultry, fish, clams and eggs, is two to
This week, they were complaining of oxygen to your Iron is integral to many enzyme func- three times as usable as the non-heme
being utterly exhausted, beaten up by cells, you are left tions, helping us digest foods and absorb iron found in plant foods such as beans,
the hours of forceful football practice feeling exhausted and nutrients. When we are able to access all leafy green vegetables and nuts. If you
and the first month back at school. They weak – sound familiar, of the protein, fats and carbohydrates are a vegetarian, the optimal way to get
found themselves doubting they pos- boys? Low iron is the most from our meals, we have more energy your iron is to combine leafy greens,
sessed enough energy to finish all of that common nutrient deficiency and are healthier. Iron helps balance beans and a food with vitamin C such as
evening’s studying, let alone hit repeat in the United States. Even if my guys are hormone levels, essential for any teen- tomatoes or citrus. Vitamin C aids in all
the next day. not actually iron deficient, giving their ager. Iron also helps regulate metabo- iron absorption.
cells a little more oxygen certainly can- lism and creates healthy skin, nails and
Of course, there is no elixir that I can not hurt. hair. The recommended daily amount of
whip up to magically give them a second Although low iron can contribute to iron is:
wind or make them feel as refreshed as Think about it: Getting oxygen to our bruising, I am going to stick to the as-
after a good night’s sleep. I might offer brains, muscles and heart surely sounds sumption that the countless bruises  Children ages 4-8: 10 mg. (This age
my children natural remedies they often like it would help energize each of these on my boys’ bodies are the result of too group often experiences rapid growth and
think are wacky, but I am no witch doc- body parts. In fact, if our cells do not get many football tackles and not a lack of requires more iron than older kids.)
tor. the oxygen they require, they start dy- spinach.
ing. Makes you want to breathe deeply, Kids and adults who drink caffeine  Children ages 9-13: 8 mg.
I did suggest that they make certain doesn’t it? may be depleting their bodies of iron.  Boys ages 14-19: 11 mg.
they eat well during these long, tiring Caffeine inhibits iron absorption, mak-  Girls ages 14-19: 15 mg.
days and nights. I hinted that perhaps Oxygen in the brain greatly affects ing it hard for the essential mineral to  Women ages 19-50: 18 mg.
their choice to sleepwalk through break- cognitive output; if the brain isn’t get- get to our cells to work its magic. Diges-  Men ages 19-50: 8 mg.
fast, talk to their friends through lunch ting enough oxygen, it certainly isn’t go- tive distress can also inhibit the absorp- So, boys, if you want to jump-start your
and rush through dinner might leave ing to be as sharp as it could. In fact, the tion of iron. Excess exercise can damage energy, make sure a day in your life looks
them without all of the nutrients, espe- brain uses 20 percent of all the oxygen red blood cells, the cells that carry the something like this:
cially iron, that they need. in the body, so iron’s delivery job is vital. oxygen throughout our bodies, so the  Breakfast: three scrambled eggs with
body may need even more iron when ex- whole-grain toast and a cup of berries.
Why iron? Athletic performance is also affected ercising to the extreme. Boys, I am quite  Lunch: a bowl of meat-and-bean chili
Iron equals energy. Iron’s main job sure your twice-a-day football practices with sliced avocado.
in August and September heat qualified  Dinner: chicken, rice and sauteed
as extreme. spinach.
Women need more dietary iron than Popping an iron supplement is not ide-
men because they lose some through al without a doctor’s supervision, as too
blood loss during menstruation. And much iron can be as dangerous as too
little.
So stick to the real food, boys, and find
another excuse not to study tonight. 

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Lymphedema can be a long – but manageable – fight

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Physical therapist Linda Mitchell with Nurse on Call’s Home Health Director Mary Bussey. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE “manual lymphatic drainage” and there
[email protected] are multiple variations, all of which are
The lymphatic system is part of the hu- know about. designed to move built-up fluids from the
Upwards of 10 million Americans suffer man immune system. It serves the dual Calling on her years of experience, swollen area into a place where the lym-
from lymphedema, according to Lymphat- role of carrying nutrition to the body’s in- phatic system is working normally and will
ic Education & Research Network. dividual cells while also removing waste Mitchell points out, “If the swelling is more allow it to drain.
products. It also traps and disposes a va- related to an arterial problem rather than
That’s more than the combined number riety of bacteria, viruses and other foreign a venous problem, the compression [of the The bad news?
of people afflicted with multiple sclerosis, substances, and destroys them with white tissue] can make things worse.” The Mayo Clinic says there is no cure for
muscular dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson’s dis- blood cells called lymphocytes. lymphedema, but notes “it can be man-
ease and AIDS. Lymphedema massage is often called aged with early diagnosis and diligent care
Lymphedema is often – but not always [including massage] of the affected limb.”
Worse, lymphedema can strike at any – caused by the removal of, or damage to, On a brighter note, Bussey quickly adds
time of life. lymph nodes, which are tiny bean-shaped that “cysts, ulcers and any wounds [includ-
glands spread throughout the body. ing] chronic wounds of the legs heal better
Hundreds of millions of people world- with compression and massage than with-
wide are affected by this condition. This kind or damage to the lymph nodes out them.”
often occurs during melanoma, prostate, Nonetheless, WebMD warns, “if you
Yet, while the M.D. Anderson Cancer breast, head, neck or ovarian cancer sur- have lymphedema you may want to wear
Center calls lymphedema massage “one geries and prevents the body’s lymph fluid a lymphedema alert bracelet. These brace-
of the vital aspects of helping to manage from draining properly. lets, available through the National Lymph-
lymphedema in home treatment,” those edema Network, are worn to protect peo-
massage services are simply not available But as NOC’s Mitchell explains, it’s not ple who have lymphedema from receiving
everywhere. just cancer surgeries that can lead to this treatment such as blood pressure readings,
painful swelling of the extremities. “Many injections, or blood draws to their affected
That’s probably why Linda Marshall and of my patients,” Mitchell points out, de- limbs. These treatments could make their
Mary Bussey at Vero Beach’s Nurse On Call veloped lymphedema “after total knee re- conditions worse.”
offices are eager to talk about what they placements or ankle surgeries.” And, since Consult your physician for more infor-
can do to help those who struggle with the average age of NOC patients – accord- mation and advice.
lymphedema’s impact. ing to Bussey – is 79.4 years, falls and other Nurse On Call is located at 3755 7th
similar household traumas can also be a Terrace, Suite 202. The phone number is
Nurse On Call, or NOC, is a Medi- trigger. 772-770-1167. 
care-certified home health agency with
deep roots here on the Treasure Coast. It Age, however, is less a factor than many
provides a wide variety of nursing services people think. The Lymphatic Education &
and rehabilitation therapies in 47 of Flori- Research Network points out that physical
da’s 67 counties. trauma is “a major cause of lymphatic dis-
ease among our wounded war veterans.”
Bussey, NOC’s home health director in
Vero Beach, points out, “This branch serves “In the treatment of lymphedema,”
Indian River and St. Lucie counties [and] Mitchell explains, “what we do is we try to
we have a Melbourne office within this re- counteract what’s happened” by applying
gion. We’re pretty much up and down the pressure to try to help the fluid get drain
east coast from Broward county north” or through a different pathway.
essentially the whole Treasure Coast.
But as Mitchell is quick to point out, not
NOC does offer lymphedema massage just any masseuse will do for lymphedema
and it has some very impressive friends, massage. That, she says, “really does re-
too. quire a knowledge base [set by the Acade-
my of Lymphatics] because there are con-
Dr. Raul Storey, for example, is a WebMD traindications and precautions depending
five star-rated hematologist and oncologist on co-morbidities” the therapist must
with Florida Cancer Specialists. He has of-
fices in both Sebastian and Vero Beach and
you don’t have to ask him twice about NOC.

“I have worked very closely with Nurse
On Call for five years,” says this highly re-
spected cancer expert. “I am very pleased
with their services including the way they
help patients who are dealing with the
problems that lymphedema can pose.”

What exactly is lymphedema, what
problems does it pose, and why does mas-
sage help?

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
defines lymphedema as “a chronic condi-
tion that occurs when the lymphatic sys-
tem is damaged or impaired, resulting in
swelling of the limbs or other parts of the
body. Impairment to the lymphatic system
can occur from congenital abnormalities
or damage through surgery, radiation,
trauma and infection.”

The Mayo Clinic puts it more simply,
saying “Lymphedema occurs when your
lymph vessels are unable to adequately
drain lymph fluid, usually from an arm
or leg.”

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Bonz digs dogs’ amazing Howl-o-ween costumes

Hi Dog Buddies! Journalist. Toto. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD we all admire: a good-
This bee-utiful curlee-haired lookin’ poocheroo, big,
A few times a year, I get to cover a Diana Flores to dress up sturdy black lab. He was
pooch-related special uh-VENT. One of my black Standard Poodle with legs up as Batman and Bat Girl. Spiffy! chillin’ with his Dad, Mark,
favorites is the Dogs-for-Life Howl-o-ween to there was rockin’ a stylish red an his Mom, Lindsey, and
Paw-rade, which was this past Saturday over Devil Girl costume. “I’m Margo Elsa Cavanagh, a white English bulldog, Woof! did he have a nifty
at the Dogs-for-Life off-leash park and train- Snowberger, this is my big sister trotted over. She was wearin’ lavender fairy costume. He wasn’t wearing
ing facility. Dogs-for-Life does a lotta signif- wings. “Mr. Bonzo, I love your column!” Her extra clothes or a hat or any-
icant stuff, especially training pooches to be Rusty. liddle human sister, Teagan Cavanagh, also thing. His Mom had painted
Service Dogs for human military veterans – a had lavender wings an a fluffy liddle skirt. white spots all over his shiny
Very Important Job. My pal Sunny Ferger an Posh and our Mom, Eileen,” she told me. “Teagan’s my best friend. She’s just 2 peo- black coat. Easy Peasy. “I’m a
his Mom, Shelly, are in charge. Posh was a long-haired chihuahua wearin’ ple years. We share her Cheerios. This is our reverse Dalmatian,” he said.
a satiny purple-with-black-lace ballerina Mom, Jen,” said Elsa. “Am I cool or what?”
So anyway, the 16th Annual Paw-rade was dress with black dangly things. “I’m a bug!” “Totally, Dude!” I said.
Totally Cool Dog Biscuits! Lotsa humans she said firmly. I think it was a spider. “A pleasure, Miss Elsa,” I said. “Those lav- “Mr. Bonzo. Lookit ME. I’m
were there, most of ’em with pooches, and ender wings are lovely against your white a hot dog. See!” I looked down
some just cuz it’s always a fun time. There “I’m not really into dressin’ up, an looks coat.” an there was this liddle bitty
were veterans with their Service Dogs, too. like you’re not either, Bonz,” said Andaleigh fluffy gold-colored pooch wearin’ a hot dog
We all got real serious an stood still an quiet Leroi Bogin, a snazzy little shepherd-lookin’ I introduced myself to a coupla liddle costume, with mustard, even. “I’m Cookie
when some veterans brought in the Ameri- pooch. “I’m an Aussie and I know how to poocheroos wearin’ bright ruffly red, yellow Travis. I’m a Yorkie-Pom. This is my Mom,
can Flag and everybody said the Pledge. herd sheep. This is my Mom and Dad, Wen- and green clown outfits with pointy hats. Wanda. Lookee, see my hairbows? One’s red
da and Mike.” Pawsome. Holly and Daisy Doherty were for catchup an one’s green for relish!”
There were drawings an prizes, an a hu- hangin’ out with their Mom Marianne and Another simple but effective costume was
man named Hobo Jim was singing and pla- When I explained I was, in fact, cleverly her friend, Sylvia Fenn. “I’m a Maltese. I’m worn with the appropriate swagger by Kai
yin’ music. He did this one song called “Why disguised as a Famous Journalist, Andaleigh 8,” Holly said. “Daisy’s my older sister, she a Adache, a Belgian Malinois. Kai was dressed
Don’t You Love Me Like My Dog Does?” just laughed. I gave her my card. Cockapoo. She’s 11.” as a lion, wearing a big golden King-of-the-
which all the humans were laughin’ at, but I Jungle mane, which matched his golden
thought it was pretty good advice. “Do you like my witch costume? I’m a Ti- When I told Rusty D’Auria, a Mini Pin- coat. He told me he’s a rescue, an introduced
betan Spaniel. Me an my Mom match. See, I scher-Rat Terrier mix, that I thought his outfit me to his forever Mom, Marcia.
The Sheriff’s K-9 Unit pooches an their even have green hair an I’m keepin’ my hat was Cool Dog Biscuits, he thanked me an in- Heading home, I was thinking about the
human partners did some real impressive on, too,” said Heidi Turner, all in one breath. troduced his Mom, Susan. Rusty was dressed fun time I had at the Howl-O-Ween event,
demonstrations. Those pooches are uhMAZ- Heidi an her Mom Corina were both in pur- like a dinosaur, one of those Stegosauruses, an wishin’ I’d had time to yap with all you
ing, and they’re in Great Shape. It makes me ple. Very Cool Kibbles, I told her. with two rows of sticky-uppy things down cool poocheroos who were there. My Official
wanna go home and work out. Almost. the back, an he was prancin’ around, really Photografur got lotsa great picksures, which
Chihuahua Chanel Flores was super cute workin’ it. Then he admitted, “I didn’t wanna you can check out in our People section.
There were, like, at least a hundred pooch- in her black and yellow Bat Dog costume, an wear this goofy costume at first, but a bun-
es wearin’ all kindsa costumes. I saw pooch- she even got her humans Nathan Cote and cha other pooches have been tellin’ me they Till next time,
es dressed up like bees an witches an bats, like it, so I’m feelin’ much better.”
skeletons, a race horse with a jockey, that The Bonz
Taco Bell Chihuahua, a shark, a Jack-O-Lan- Shadow Eaker is one of those Service Dogs
tern. One pooch, her name was Nina, I think, Don’t Be Shy
was dressed as a Chinese acupuncturist. I
KNOW! Right? We are always looking for pets
with interesting stories.
Two pretty pooch pals, Ivy, a Mini Golden-
doodle, an Stella, an English Cream Golden To set up an interview, email
Retriever, were dressed like baseball um- [email protected]
pires, with those black-and-white stripey
shirts. I myself came dressed as a Famous

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Old-school construction gives ‘Grove’ house lasting value

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer for guests and the family’s year-round use. tom buildings here. You picked the lot and night, the angled ceilings are as dramatic,
[email protected] The lot is big. Lots in newer subdivisions builder. That’s the way it used to be done. inset with canned lighting fixtures that cast
are smaller, about 50- to 70-feet wide and There are only 68 homes here. Now you cones of light.
It would be impossible to find a real es- 115- to 120-feet deep. This one is 107-feet have retention ponds, but not here; they
tate agent more familiar with the well-de- wide by 163-feet deep.” made sure there was natural drainage The second design feature is room di-
signed home in The Grove subdivision. throughout the subdivision.” viders at three-quarter-height that define
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services agent Landers knows construction, having the kitchen, great room, breakfast nook
Chip Landers had 1295 45th Court SW built worked as general manager for builder John The Grove did not flood from Hurricane and other areas while leaving light stream-
in 2001 and lived there two and half years Lloyd for years. He selected Brackett Parker Irma, which dumped 14 inches of rain on ing through the upper reaches. The for-
with his wife and two children. He then to build the house, a team made up of broth- the still-wet terrain. Nearby subdivisions mal dining room is defined by eight-foot

sold it to Charles and Margaret Simmons, ers Robbie and Danny Brackett and part- didn’t fare nearly as well. walls with openings and columns topped
who naturally chose him to list it. ner Jeff Parker. The team has since moved The house is a classic “H” layout. The by crown molding. The rich-wood kitchen
into commercial building, but Landers sold cabinets hang from eight-foot walls too,
“In hindsight, I wish we had never many of their high-quality homes in Moss front door and covered front porch are re- the breakfast bar mediating the space be-
moved,” Landers said. “It’s the perfect size, Pointe, Hunters Run and Greystone, and he cessed behind two jutting wings. Upon en- tween kitchen and great room. The many
it’s very well built, it’s got very high ceilings, wanted them to build his house. tering, the eye is drawn to the shimmering plant shelves also draw the eye upward,
which allows a lot of light to come though azure pool, the view unobstructed by an which should delight those with a green
the transom windows. He chose a good developer too. “The open floor plan. thumb or collection of objets d’art.
Grove developer, Norman Hensick and
“Shopping has moved out to Oslo and Billy Graves, are old-time Vero, not the The expansive feel of the 2,200-square- The third design feature that maximizes
43rd Avenue,” Landers continued. “You’ve typical South Florida developer. They are foot house is due to three design features: space and light flow is the attention given
got everything out here now. It’s $200 a high-quality, low-density developers,” The interconnecting roof lines equate to to windows and doors. Many of the doors
year for the homeowners’ association fee. Landers said. “There are old-school cus- vaulted ceilings inside, the upper reach- in the pocket style, disappearing into the
It’s got a heated pool, which is always nice es bouncing with light during the day. At

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walls and quickly redefining the look and bathing, but one can retreat to privacy in
feel of the space. The sliding glass doors in the water closet behind a door. The vanity
front of the pool are 3-foot sections that re- has two sinks.
tract into the wall, providing a 9-foot open-
ing into the covered lanai, bringing the out- The two-car garage is oversize, with
side indoors. A smaller sliding glass door room for a rider-mower that has its own
off the breakfast nook also retracts into the door. The workbench and refrigerator will
wall. The many pocket doors do the same convey. Garage doors are not pretty and
disappearing act, made of solid wood and this one is to the side of the house, preserv-
engineered to move beautifully. The master ing aesthetics by disguising the garage as
bedroom suite, guest bedrooms suite and the right wing.
other rooms become private or connected
in a trice. Many of the doors, windows and Landers will hold an open house from 1
walls have transom windows above, letting p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. 
in upper-height light. The front door is no-
table for its sidelights.

The floors in the common rooms and
bathrooms are porcelain tile, more lucent
and longer lasting than a ceramic tile’s flat
look.

The breakfast nook is so large, Landers
said, his family used it as the dining room,
leaving the formal dining room free for use
as a study or den.

The master bedroom has a tray ceiling,
walk-in closet for her and a large one for
him. The bathroom has walk-in a show-
er with two shower heads for communal

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: OCT. 16 THROUGH OCT. 20

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Real estate sales picked up in the mainland market last week, as 32 single-family residences changed
hands.
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the house at 1695 Lee Avenue. First listed in July for $475,000,
this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,676-square-foot residence sold for $430,000 on Oct. 18.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the home at 394 Seaside Terrace. First listed in August for $235,000,
the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot aboded fetched $245,000 on Oct. 16.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$430,000
VERO BEACH 1695 LEE AVENUE 7/13/2017 $475,000 10/18/2017 $385,000
VERO BEACH 4700 HAMILTON COURT 10/24/2015 $525,000 10/20/2017 $337,000
VERO BEACH 2322 VERO BEACH AVENUE 7/31/2017 $375,000 10/16/2017 $325,000
VERO BEACH 1915 SPOTTED OWL DRIVE SW 6/2/2017 $339,000 10/17/2017 $285,000
VERO BEACH 4520 11TH PLACE SW 7/15/2017 $299,900 10/17/2017 $265,000
VERO BEACH 1913 GREY FALCON CIRCLE SW 7/14/2017 $285,000 10/20/2017 $255,000
VERO BEACH 210 55TH AVENUE SW 6/4/2017 $284,500 10/16/2017 $245,000
SEBASTIAN 394 SEASIDE TERRACE 8/10/2017 $235,000 10/16/2017 $240,000
VERO BEACH 990 SOUTHLAKES WAY 2/6/2017 $259,900 10/16/2017 $235,000
SEBASTIAN 413 ASH STREET 5/31/2017 $239,900 10/16/2017 $230,000
VERO BEACH 1815 8TH AVENUE SW 7/22/2017 $229,999 10/16/2017 $219,000
VERO BEACH 2627 12TH SQUARE SW 7/4/2017 $245,000 10/20/2017 $212,000
VERO BEACH 7880 15TH LANE 9/13/2017 $214,900 10/20/2017 $210,000
VERO BEACH 8089 WESTFIELD CIRCLE 8/11/2017 $218,000 10/16/2017 $195,000
VERO BEACH 3270 ARBOR OAKS LANE 10/5/2017 $195,000 10/20/2017 $189,000
VERO BEACH 490 10TH PLACE 10/2/2017 $189,000 10/16/2017 $185,000
VERO BEACH 1826 9TH STREET 8/25/2017 $185,000 10/16/2017 $182,500
VERO BEACH 6305 OXFORD CIRCLE UNIT#103C 10/31/2016 $189,000 10/18/2017 $180,000
SEBASTIAN 565 DRAWDY WAY 7/24/2017 $199,000 10/16/2017 $177,000
SEBASTIAN 1665 QUAKER LANE 9/18/2017 $182,000 10/16/2017 $152,000
VERO BEACH 5090 FAIRWAYS CIRCLE UNIT#H107 6/16/2017 $152,000 10/18/2017 $150,000
VERO BEACH 506 21ST AVENUE 8/31/2017 $145,500 10/16/2017 $140,000
SEBASTIAN 6155 S MIRROR LAKE DRIVE UNIT#101 7/3/2017 $149,900 10/16/2017 $137,500
VERO BEACH 620 E LAKE JASMINE CIRCLE UNIT#101 8/2/2017 $139,900 10/20/2017 $132,000
SEBASTIAN 869 WENTWORTH STREET 9/22/2017 $134,500 10/16/2017 $130,000
VERO BEACH 653 CENTRE COURT SW UNIT#102 6/6/2017 $139,000 10/20/2017 $130,000
SEBASTIAN 402 COLUMBUS STREET 8/25/2017 $135,000 10/17/2017 $125,000
VERO BEACH 3426 1ST STREET 6/13/2017 $139,000 10/16/2017 $124,000
VERO BEACH 1166 6TH AVENUE UNIT#15B 9/25/2017 $124,000 10/18/2017 $105,000
VERO BEACH 1156 SW 11TH TERRACE 8/25/2017 $120,000 10/16/2017 $60,000
VERO BEACH 79 ROYAL OAK DRIVE UNIT#104 9/27/2017 $56,900 10/20/2017 $51,900
VERO BEACH 7 VISTA PALM LANE UNIT#204 7/11/2017 $52,000 10/17/2017

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

4700 Hamilton Court, Vero Beach 2322 Vero Beach Avenue, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 10/24/2015 Listing Date: 7/31/2017
Original Price: $525,000 Original Price: $375,000
Sold: 10/20/2017 Sold: 10/16/2017
Selling Price: $385,000 Selling Price: $337,000
Listing Agent: Beth Binkley-Murphy Listing Agent: Joseph Schlitt

Selling Agent: Real Estate Results Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Christopher Bentien Lori Davis

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

1915 Spotted Owl Drive SW, Vero Beach 4520 11th Place SW, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 6/2/2017 Listing Date: 7/15/2017
Original Price: $339,000 Original Price: $299,900
Sold: 10/17/2017 Sold: 10/17/2017
Selling Price: $325,000 Selling Price: $285,000
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DOC ADAMANT ABOUT 14 B3‘OTHER SIDE OF MEMORY’ RESTAURANT COLUMN: B7
FLU SHOTS FOR KIDS EXHIBIT AT RAW SPACE OCEAN GRILL

Coming Up! Soup’s on!
Potters dish up
RIVERSIDE’S ‘LEO, art for ‘Bowl’
A GHOST STORY’ jubilee
WILL CHARM KIDS
PAGE B2
By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 “Leo, A Ghost Story” is a
charming new musical
you and your kids can share,
and even if you’re kid-free,
you’ll enjoy this sweet tale. Riv-
erside Theatre’s Professional
Apprentice Program concludes
the run of “Leo, A Ghost Story”
at Riverside Children’s Theatre
this Friday and Saturday at 1:30
p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Based on a popular book, it’s
the story of Leo, your typical
kid. He likes drawing and he
can put together really yummy
snacks. Problem is, he’s a ghost.
Since nobody can see him, he’s
lonely and sad. When a new
family moves into his home, he
tries to welcome them, but ac-
cidentally scares them instead,
so he leaves home to see the
world. That’s when he meets
Jane, who has a terrific imag-
ination. They become friends

CONTINUED ON PAGE B5

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Soup’s on! Potters dish up art for ‘Bowl’ jubilee

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Sharon Sexton. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Sean Clinton.
[email protected]
Sean Sexton.
In honor of the Samaritan Center’s 25th
Annual Soup Bowl, organizers in collab-
oration with the Vero Beach Museum of
Art have cooked up Serving Up Kindness:
A Show of Tureens in honor of the Soup
Bowl’s silver jubilee.

While countless potters have been
throwing soup bowls for the fundraiser, a
dozen clay artists volunteered their time
and talent for the challenge of creating
contemporary soup tureens. This select
group of potters includes Walford Camp-
bell, Sean Clinton, Joan Cortright, Rae Ma-
rie Crisel, Karen “Keko” Ekonomou, Heidi
Hill, Lisa Lugo, Gustaf and Janvier Miller,
Sean Sexton, Sharon Sexton, Maria Sparsis
and Glenda Taylor.

It’s the 10th year that tureens have been
raffled off to raise even more money for
the cause of the homeless.

“Because it’s the 25th year, the museum
has decided to participate, not only as a
workshop partner but as a venue sponsor
and will be serving soup,” says organizer
and potter Shotsi Lajoie. “It’s going to be
beautiful; there are just so many different
interpretations of what a soup tureen is.
Some of them are very traditional. Then

cibo ~ vino ~ famiglia ~ amici there are some that reens over the years. “It
look like a sculpture stretches you as an art-
5 CourEsxepser~ie$nc2e9th~efNroewm 5pm and you don’t even re- ist every year because
alize that there is a lid you want to come up
Entrees on it.” with something spe-
cial for the Samaritan
Flounder Picatta • Shrimp Gorgonzola Fired up with en- Center.”
Bolognese Lasagna • Veal • Chicken thusiasm, the artists
have designed func- She says the Soup
Liver & Onions • Beef Wellington • Ribs tional works of art that Bowl artists benefit
embody their person- as a community by
398 21st Street • Miracle Mile ality in a medium that working on something
Dinner Monday through Sunday allows them to show- together. “Artists are
case their talents and isolated in their stu-
from 5pm verve for life. The re- dios usually and have
sults, taken together in this quiet one-on-one
Proper Attire Requested the museum’s exhibit, with whatever they are
form a spectacular working on. To be able
F7or7re2se.r5va6tio4ns.p8le2as1e c8all display, with many so to get together at the
beautiful it’s hard to imagine using them museum and see what each other is up to
www.amal grille.net as they are supposed to be used – for soup. and catch up, it’s really fun.”
Coming from a family of scientists, it
The tureens range from Lisa Lugo’s was only natural for Taylor to think of pri-
stylized horse to Rae Marie Crisel’s take mordial soup. “It’s kind of a seawater soup
on Cinderella’s pumpkin coach. Fish, pel- of proteins and amino acids that they
icans, octopuses and mushrooms also think started life on earth,” she explains of
make an appearance in designs ranging her tureen interpretation. The primordial
from simple to sophisticated, and tradi- soup bowl is edged with a DNA helix, fish,
tional to unconventional. starfish and free-floating proteins with
ocean waves lapping at the base.
Glenda Taylor was teaching ceram- Sean Sexton, Vero’s own Renaissance
ic classes at the museum when the Soup man who ranches and writes poetry in ad-
Bowl began. “When the museum opened dition to making art, has thrown his con-
in ’86, I think there were only two potters siderable talents into creating a tureen fit
in town. We’ve homegrown a whole com- for King Neptune. A native of Indian River
munity of potters through the museum County, he decided to work with a subject
and the Soup Bowl. It even attracted other he knows well. “I envisioned fish,” says
potters to move to the area as well.”

Taylor has created some half-dozen tu-

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Santa Maria colors the ‘Other Side of Memory’

Jan and Gus Miller. By Ellen Fischer | Columnist bous feet. It is shown tottering along in a edition. Santa Maria says that he origi-
[email protected] barren landscape whose acid sky holds a nally intended the banners to be used as
Sexton of his fourth Soup Bowl tureen. single, strangely segmented form. decorative throws or wall hangings; their
“It’s sort of a wonderful inconvenience, The current solo exhibition at Raw current installation at Raw Space is the
Space Gallery in downtown Vero features Also on display are a couple of small first time a group of them have been dis-
this whole project, because we get to find the works of Colombian painter Alejo works on paper, along with two figur- played in a spatial configuration.
out a lot more about the medium every Santa Maria, whose background is as in- al sculptures that look as though they
time we do things in it.” triguing as his art. could have stepped out of one of the Santa Maria was born in Medellín,
Colombia, to a family
His wife, Sharon Sexton, well-known lo- The Colombian artist contacted Silvia Gigantonas. attuned to the beau-
cally in her own right, decided it would be Medina, curator of exhibitions for Raw ties of science and art.
fun to approach the project from a differ- Space, two years ago because he wanted paintings in the show. But that’s not all; Its members included
ent perspective with a tureen for two. Em- to promote his work in U.S. in the southeast corner of the room six his father Roberto, who
bracing her love of nature, she captured vertical banners digitally printed with was “an excellent pho-
the beauty of a purple gallinule and her Santa Maria has shown mainly in details from the paintings hang freely tographer,” says Santa
chick graced by a lotus seed pod and wa- Colombia, where he keeps a home and from the ceiling trusses to the floor; a Maria.
ter lilies. “My work is always drawn from studio on an avocado plantation in Ri- seventh textile print is casually draped “He guided me in
nature,” she says. “This is such a labor of onegro. The small city is located in the over an armchair in the center of the the world of the visual
love. I love the whole idea of the Samari- central mountain range of the Andes in room. Each of the photographically-gen- image, especially black
tan Center and that the whole community eastern Antioquia, a governmental de- erated banners was produced in a small and white photography
gets together on this.” partment of Colombia. Apart from his and the magic of the
international travels, the 71-year old art- photographic labora-
Two of Vero’s most respected artists, ist has spent his life in that ruggedly pic- tory.”
Gustaf and Janvier Miller, collaborated turesque region. Santa Maria’s record of From his uncle, a
on their pelican tureen, inspired in part solo exhibitions in Colombia goes back
by their love of fish chowder. “We thought to 1973. Examples of his work have been painter also named Alejo, Santa Ma-
soup tureen, which led us to seafood included in several group shows in Eu- ria “learned the world of color, shades,
chowder and fish. And pelicans eat fish,” rope. tones and how to prepare canvases.”
says Janvier Miller.
The show at Raw Space, on view Santa Maria’s extended relations in-
“Jan threw the pots, and I sculpted the through Oct. 28, features a colorful dis- clude artist Andrés de Santa Maria (1860-
pelicans,” says Gus. “We both had our play of large, wall-mounted paintings, 1945), one of the best-known Colombian
brushes in the glaze when we painted the free-hanging banners, and painted painters of his time. Andrés eschewed
surface.” mixed-media sculptures.
CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
Sean Clinton, the museum’s faculty man- Titled “On the Other Side of Memory,”
ager and a pottery instructor, explains that Santa Maria’s Raw Space exhibition high- Join us for the
a soup tureen can be as simple as making a lights paintings from his Carnaval Series. 57th Season of the
bigger bowl with a lid or involve an intricate Created in 2014 and 2015, the works are
sculpture. Opting for classic simplicity, his executed on bright white canvases flood- A.E. Backus
design has a round bowl shape with a little ed, here and there, with grainy graphite Museum & Gallery
bit of a slip trailing on it to define areas of washes. Their ethereal grays are bound-
color and highlight designs. ed by translucent areas of intense pure with The Best of the Best
color; both are overlaid with significant Annual Juried Art Show
“It’s exciting that the museum is giving passages of pen and ink drawing. The Through November 17, 2017
us a place to have the show this year. This viewer who examines the paintings at
is a great charity, and it’s a great opportu- length will find light touches of pencil Sponsored by Seacoast Bank
nity to get involved with the community. that appear – like secret messages —
It’s also a great exercise in your own tech- among agitated contour lines and pas- Check the website for more
nique and your own inspiration. You tend sionate splashes of pigment. programs and events!
to experiment a little more and improve
your technique. Push your vision a little The figures that populate Santa Ma- Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10 AM - 4 PM
further,” says Clinton. ria’s compositions are a mix of elemental Sundays, 12 Noon - 4 PM
depictions of the human form inspired First Sunday of the month
Serving Up Kindness: A Show of Tu- by the ancient petroglyphs of Colombia is Free Admission
reens opens in the Vero Beach Museum of and more recently of the Southwestern
Art atrium on Oct. 26. The tureens will be U.S.; the frenzy of Carnival revelers in 500 North Indian River Drive
on display through the Soup Bowl on Nov. Latin America; and the beings that in- Fort Pierce, FL 34950
2. Raffle tickets for a chance at winning a habit the mythologies of Colombia’s na- 772-465-0630
soup tureen will be available for $1 and tive peoples.
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locations on Nov. 2. And then there are the animals – spe-
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per bowl from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1864” depicts a rainbow-colored ani-
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  mal with a Saul Steinberg profile and
long spindly legs; “Gigantonas” features
a bird’s head atop a blocky, armless red
torso. “Universo sin sol” – perhaps the
most memorable work in the exhibi-
tion – is the only painting here whose
composition holds a lone protagonist.
That creature is a stout, hairy abomina-
tion with a set of pliers for jaws and four
overlong legs that terminate in tiny bul-

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Also influential to his art are the rich cul- el and paint.
tural objects and sites left behind by the “They probably understood that busi-
pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas.
ness was not my thing,” he says.
That is not to say that Santa Maria Santa Maria found his métier in the mid-
scorns the art of the Western world. The
pictures in the current exhibition bear 1980s when he worked as an artist for Cor-
traces of European modernism à la Picas- poración Murundúa, a non-governmental
so and Miró, with a pinch of Dalí thrown organization in Colombia that sought to
in (those spindle-shanked beasts). assist the native Kankuamo people of Co-
lombia’s Santa Marta mountains in their
Santa Maria’s love for the vibrant natu- struggle to keep their ancient culture alive.
ral world of Colombia began in childhood.
In addition to focusing on the manage-
As a teenager, he attended secondary ment of natural resources in the people’s
school at the San José School in Medellín. sacred homeland, the organization helped
Founded by the De La Salle Brothers, a stimulate the revival of traditional Kankua-
Catholic teaching order, the school boast- mo music and handicrafts.
ed “one of the best” natural science mu-
seums in the country, according the San- Santa Maria, who worked with the proj-
ta Maria. It also had Brother Daniel de la ect for 10 years, gained first-hand experi-
Inmaculada, a noted Colombian scientist, ence of the culture and cosmography of that
isolated people, “in particular with the sha-

Universo-sin-Sol que.

the banking career that his well-con- success abroad. intellectual and educator, on staff. mans,” from whom he learned about sacred
nected father envisioned for him in fa- Unlike Andrés, Alejo Santa Maria’s “Brother Daniel’s recount of the latter beings and symbols, especially birds. A few
vor of studying art in Paris. Highly influ- years later Santa Maria went on to produce
enced by French Impressionism, Andrés work is primarily influenced by the art Cenozoic Era, and those beings that lived and film a documentary video, “Songs and
de Santa Maria brought the techniques and lore of his native Colombia, espe- on this planet, may have been the start of Stories of Sacred Birds,” that recorded the
and subject matter of that movement cially of those native peoples who remain my exuberant imagination,” says Santa lore af another mountain people, the Wiwa.
back to Colombia after years of personal on reservations in Colombia’s Sierra Ne- Maria.
vada de Santa Marta mountain range. His most recent research has taken
NOopwen Santa Maria entered Medellín’s presti- Santa Maria to the Kykotsmovi village
It’s a date. gious EAFIT University in 1967 to study in Northern Arizona, whose Hopi elders
AL 13068 business administration. His career as a shared with him their traditions and sto-
Join us for a lunch that student ended after he spent some time as ries. He also visited Hotevilla, sacred to
you will remember. an exchange student in England. the ancient Anasazi, who painted and
etched thousands of glyphs onto the
Call with an opening on “I made the following reflection: my rocky landscape.
your calendar. real passion is in creating and in the world
of art. My teachers shall be the museums “They have inspired me to create these
772-562-8491 of Europe, rather than the experience of imaginary characters that inhabit my ex-
working from an office in the world of hibition in Vero Beach,” he notes.
Assisted Living & Memory Care business.”
renaissanceverobeach.com Raw Space Gallery is at 1795 Old Dixie
Unlike his famous relative Andrés, Highway. 
2100 10th Avenue l Vero Beach, FL 32960 Santa Maria’s parents were supportive of
their son’s decision to quit school to trav-

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COMING UP 3 A collection of beautiful and imag- ty? This Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main John Cleese.
inative, one-of-a-kind soup tu- Street Vero Beach hosts its free, month-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 reens created by local potters is on dis- ly Downtown Friday Street Party on the 6 Prepare to laugh until you fall over
play through Nov. 2 at the Vero Beach main drag, 14th Avenue, right through in a heap, when comedy legend
and the adventures begin. The show Museum of Art. These exquisite pieces Vero’s Historic Downtown District. Ap- John Cleese comes to the Kravis Center
includes nine original songs written by represent a new aspect of the annual propriate to the season, the music will in West Palm this Wednesday for what
Riverside Theatre’s resident Music Di- Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, now in its be by Port St. Lucie-based Category 5 is billed as, and will no doubt be, a truly
rector Ken Clifton, who also wrote the 25th year. The Samaritan Center is an and the Storm Horns, rockin’ R&B. It’s unforgettable evening of zany, hyster-
libretto with Ian Thomson. Tickets are inter-faith temporary shelter for home- dog-friendly too, so bring the family ical conversation and audience Q&A.
$10 and include the post-show KIDspot less families in Indian River County, and pooch. Cleese has politely requested that ques-
activity area. its annual Soup Bowl fundraiser serves tions be only of the absurd and ridicu-
soup in handmade bowls in various ven- Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. lous variety, please. His Facebook page
2 This Halloween weekend, River- ues throughout the county. The bowls, Scott Kelly. states: “John Cleese is a tall person who
side Theatre’s super popular, in- by local artists, are always very much in likes lemurs, coffee and wine. He’s also
teractive, music-, food- and fun-filled demand and sell quickly and, this year, been known to write and act a bit.” On
Howl at the Moon Experience includes the tureens have been added. Tureen Wednesday, Cleese plans to talk about
a dash of October gemutlichkeit. In ad- drawing tickets are available at the dis- his life and career, and he says you “just
dition to a couple of skilled musical en- play venues, and the drawing and artist may finally find out the air-speed of an
tertainers facing off on the Waxlax stage reception will be Nov. 4 at Walking Tree unladen swallow,” a topic about which
over dueling pianos – Brian Wilke and Brewery. You can view these lovely func- fans of Monty Python will be familiar.
Ken Gustafson – there’s a free pre-show tional works of art at the Museum until Speaking of … before Cleese takes the
concert, Live in the Loop, with food and Nov. 2. On Nov. 3 they’ll be displayed stage, the audience will get to watch, in
full bar, starting at 6 p.m. Get your oom- during the Gallery Walk in downtown its entirety, the wildly hilarious “Monty
pah on with Oktoberfest beers served in Vero, at Tiger Lily Art Studios and Flame- Python and the Holy Grail.” The 1975
steins, pretzel rolls, sausages and sides, tree Clay Art Gallery, for one final look. British absurdist comedy film con-
and an Oktoberfest band. The Duel- Purchase tickets at the display locations cerned the Arthurian legend, and was
ing Pianos shows get under way Friday up until the Nov. 4 drawing. written and performed by the Monty
and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Python comedy group. In the U.S., the
Tickets start at $12. 4 Who doesn’t love the music, food 5 Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy film was selected as the second best
and family fun of a street par- Capt. Scott Kelly will talk about comedy of all time in the ABC special
“Best in Film: The Greatest Movies
the year he spent in space as of Our Time.” Unless you don’t like to
laugh, don’t miss your chance to see
Samaritan Center Soup Bowl. Commander of the Interna- “comedy royalty” live on stage. Curtain
tional Space Station when he is 8 p.m. 

comes to St. Edward’s School

this Wednesday. According to

Wikipedia, Kelly’s experienc-

es in space included piloting

the space shuttle Discovery in

1999 on an 8-day mission to

service the Hubble telescope.

He and twin brother Mark,

also a former astronaut, are

the only siblings to have trav-

eled in space. Kelly is in town

on a tour to launch his book,

“Endurance: A Year in Space,

A Lifetime of Discovery.”

Saint Edward’s School and

Vero Beach Book Center are

co-hosting the event, which

gets under way at 7 p.m., with a

brief meet-and-greet to follow.

One book and one ticket, $35;

one book and two tickets $40.

COMING ATTRACTIONS! RECOMMENDED CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND VERO BEACH BEST SELLERS

Wednesday, TOP 5 FICTION TOP 5 NON-FICTION BESTSELLER | KIDS
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2. Killing England
Astronaut Scott Kelly BY NELSON DEMILLE BY JOHN GREEN
BY BILL O'REILLY& MARTIN DUGARD
presents 2. Blackmail BY RICK CAMPBELL 2. My Grandma Lives in Florida
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Pooches play dress-up at Howl-O-Ween Pawrade

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From fancy to fanciful, T-rex to 11
Tinkerbelle, hot-diggity dogs to
super dogs and fairy hounds –
Vero’s four-legged friends strutted
their stuff last Saturday afternoon
at the 16th annual Howl-O-Ween
Dog Costume Pawrade at the Dogs
for Life Off-Leash Dog Park. Vero
Beach 32963’s very own Bonzo
was there to woof with his pooch
pals and report back on the day’s
very best costumes (see page A18).
The lighthearted event raises
awareness of the specialized
assistance dog training programs
7 8 offered by Dogs for Life to military
veterans and others with a variety
of needs, including hearing,
mobility and/or emotional
impairments. dogsforlifevb.org 

1. Diana Flores and Chanel with Isabella Myers 12
and Freddie. 2. Eileen Snowburger with Posh.
3. Marianne Doherty with Daisy and Holly.
4. Connor Burnett with Bella. 5. Corina Turner
with Heidi. 6. Kate Hoffmann with Nina.
7. Harry Taylor with Lil’ Sis. 8. Kevin Carel
with daughter Maria and Hot Dog Hannah.
9. Maria Jackson with Casey. 10. Wanda
Travis with Cookie. 11. Mark and Lindsey
Eaker with children Jace and Whitney and
dog Shadow. 12. Marcia Adache with Kai.

PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD

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Ocean Grill: Fine dining with the ghouls and the goblins

PHOTOS BY
GORDON RADFORD

BY TINA RONDEAU
Columnist

After three decades in Vero, we no lon- Our server came by to say the kitch- Stone Crab Claws. Hours:
ger think of changing seasons the way we en was running low on stone crab claws. Lunch: Monday - Saturday
used to up north. When it comes to these divine beauties, Ocean Grill’s fabulous birthday cake.
I’m not proud. I pleaded for mine. Happily, (You need to order that in advance.) from 11:30 to 2:00
Now, in place of leaves turning their fall Sophia returned a couple of minutes lat- Dinner: Sunday - Friday
colors, we look forward to October as the er to say she had snagged one of the final Dinner for two with a modest bottle of
month pompano return to local waters and portions. wine is likely to run you about $100 before from 5:30 to 9:30
stone crab claws arrive at the Ocean Grill. tax and tip (if you pass up the somewhat Saturday from 5:00 - 10:00
The stone crab claws, chilled and more expensive stone crabs).
The other compelling reason to visit the cracked, were everything I had been Beverages: Full bar
Grill this time of year is to check out its dreaming of through those hot summer I might also note that if you don’t get
annual spook-tacular transformation for months when they are not available. to the Ocean Grill for Halloween, there is Address:
Halloween. always Christmas – when the Grill turns 1050 Sexton Plaza
While they are served with the Ocean itself into as much of the quintessential
So last week, we went to the Grill a couple Grill’s homemade mustard sauce, I per- Vero holiday experience as the Ocean Phone: (772) 231-5409
of days after the official start of stone crab sonally prefer to savor them with just a Drive Christmas parade.
season (surely they had made it to Vero by touch of lemon. Absolutely wonderful.
then), and were ushered to a corner table As a place to bring visitors, and espe-
where we could keep an eye on the ghouls My husband’s broiled pompano, topped cially at Halloween or Christmas, there is
and goblins lurking amid the spider webs with apricot butter, also lived up to his no better choice.
that criss-crossed the dining room. high expectations.
I welcome your comments, and encour-
No restaurant provides the haunting On this evening, we decided to for- age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
Halloween experience of the Grill. go dessert even though October also is obeach32963.com.
a month when one of us qualifies for the
Our server Sophia quickly handed us a The reviewer dines anonymously at restau-
card with that evening’s specials, and it rants at the expense of this newspaper. 
was immediately obvious we had hit the
October dining jackpot. On the list were
the stone crab claws – either as an appetiz-
er or an entrée – as well as local pompano.

I decided to go with the crab claws as
dinner ($32 for ¾ of a pound, $42 for 1 ¼
pounds) and my husband ordered the
broiled pompano ($32).

For starters, I had fresh New England
calamari ($13) and my husband went for
the fried oysters ($12).

The lightly tempura-fried calamari
served over mixed greens with a firecrack-
er sauce were a great starter, but midway
through, I had a moment of panic.

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SOLUTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE (OCTOBER 20) ON PAGE B15

ACROSS DOWN
1 Contest (5) 1 Fields (7)
4 Large tent (7) 2 Subject (5)
8 Garb, clothes (7) 3 Vegetation (7)
9 Snares (5) 4 Tune (6)
10 Finally (4,3,3,3) 5 Proportion (5)
11 Method (6) 6 Oblivious (7)
13 Surrender (4,2) 7 Frame for a canvas (5)
17 Fairground ride (13) 12 Preserve (7)
20 Seaside (5) 14 Visualise (7)
21 Dried grapes (7) 15 Umbrella (7)
22 Foreword (7) 16 Collect (6)
23 Praise (5) 17 Summarise (5)
18 Additional (5)
19 Pollute (5)

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ACROSS comedy Variations 82 A Pep Boy The Washington Post
83 NYSE listings 3 Used a fuse 85 Astound
1 Beauty and the 84 American mer 4 Rawls and Reed 87 Greek letter
Beast’s 86 Victory goddess 5 Mr. Rubik 89 Taxi meter info
beauty (1991) 87 Confident solver’s 6 Do Little work 90 Peter’s A Shot in
7 Man or woman’s
6 Paris suburb tool the Dark costar
10 Afterthought No. 2 88 Social order? nickname 91 Wax, in Oaxaca
13 “Buy Me Love” 93 Order member 8 Part of CBS: abbr. 92 Broadcast again
94 Noodle warmer 9 “___ my special 98 Fiero or Fiesta
beginner 95 Oat or piece
17 A Begley or a angel ...” filler
follower 10 Glass lab-tube 101 Honked off
Chaney 96 Spanking support 11 Sub- or super-, 103 Against
18 Clinic or spread 97 Cleaning cloth 105 Made like a bird
19 Tiny tax shelter 99 Country drs., often e.g. 107 Educ. confab
20 Wahine’s ta-ta 100 “Can ___? Can I? 12 Rani wrap 109 Deceit metaphor
22 Apple-pie order? 13 Docket load 110 “___ the rear”
25 Sir, if you’re under Huh? Please?” 14 In the style of 111 Olympics
102 Bout endings, 15 Back order?
a punkah 16 Money order? preemptor of the
26 Bach’s “Little briefly 17 Slop 1940s
104 Brit. flyers 21 First fatality 112 “Just follow ___”
Fugue ___ Minor” 23 Pearl Harbor 113 George and T.S.
27 Stack film 106 Jolt with juice 114 Black-clad martial
28 Numerical order? 108 Pretoria’s land: attack artist
authorizer 115 Pseudonyms,
30 Peking addition abbr. 24 Yellowstone and briefly
31 Bean town? 109 Let the emotions Yosemite: abbr. 116 Resided
33 Free-form concert 29 Large container 118 Wage-watching
35 Q-U filling flow 32 Colorful hangings agcy.
36 Light into 110 New World 34 Skeptic’s outburst 123 Airline to Israel
38 Pecking order? 37 Sellout sign 124 Big cheese in
42 Hambletonian Order? 39 Org. or cigarette Athens
115 Pine spine brand 125 Continental
pace 117 Type of boss or 40 Loathsome ones combiner
45 Retireemobiles 41 Trudge 127 Had the answer to
46 Conformist’s bull 43 It’s long and 128 To be on the
119 Uncensored lonesome Riviera?
adverb 120 Touchstone’s play: 44 Discover’s pop 131 Short sentence
47 Long fellow of the cousin 133 Hawaiian shirt
abbr. 48 Actor-turned- accessory
sea 121 “Free will” envoy John 134 One of the
48 Euclid’s love: 49 Parasite empires: abbr.
preceder 50 Mormon letters
abbr. 122 Alphabetical 51 Edelweiss GAG ORDERS By Merl Reagle
49 True-blue environs
51 FFA interest order? 52 Short order? Certified Collision
54 Stash of cash 126 Spear kin 53 Mail order? Repair Center
56 Littler guy with the 129 Ending for Car, 55 Japan’s legislature
57 Out of Africa
Force Tom, or Ober author
58 Starting stake 130 15th century date 59 Sony prods.
60 Dr. Leary’s 132 Restraining order? 63 Car or truck: abbr.
135 Shoe leather 64 Airport abbr.
prescription 136 Spoiled one’s 67 Missile type: abbr.
61 Witness-stand 71 Actor Holm
dinner 73 Embattled French
no-no 137 Charlie Brown’s river of WWI
62 Suborder? 75 Henri’s here
65 “Tipperary” tune “kite 76 Wallops
eater” 77 Wear and tear
start 138 Typo list 78 Bartlett, for one
66 Beetle and Zero: 139 Stepped 80 Farm femmes
140 The prince or the
abbr. pauper VeArou’tsoPbroedmy!ier
68 Teeter-totter half 141 Egg-shaped
69 Something to pick 142 Dandelion and
70 Alien, Aliens, etc. darnel
72 Hop on Pop
DOWN
penner 1 Spinning top?
74 Side order? 2 Elgar’s ___
79 Anita Hill inquisitor
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DO NOT BE AFRAID OF A SHORTAGE NORTH
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Doug Larson, a columnist and editor, said, “If people concentrated on the really WEST K 10 6 5 EAST
important things in life, there’d be a shortage of ...” what? A87 A 10 8 6 10 9 6 3
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Sometimes you seem to be in a contract with a shortage of trumps. Then, after 94 Q532
assuming that partner misbid again, you must decide whether it is better to play on K64 SOUTH A 10
trumps to reduce the number of tricks the opponents can take in the suit, or to try to KQJ52
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diamond nine?
Dealer: East; Vulnerable: East-West
Unusually, the auction looks perfect! Yes, East is stronger than he might have been, but
to double two spades would have been dangerous. Here, it would have left West the The Bidding:
unpleasant choice between minus 470 (two spades doubled and made) and minus 500
(three hearts doubled down two; surely North would have doubled). SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Pass
South took East’s diamond queen (a silly play that did not cost) with the king and played Pass 1 Hearts Pass 2 Hearts LEAD:
his heart. West won with the ace and led his second diamond. Declarer put up dummy’s 2 Spades Pass Pass Pass 9 Diamonds
ace and played a spade to the king and ace. The defenders continued with a club to
the ace, a diamond ruff, the club king, a club ruff and a fourth diamond, which promoted
another trump trick for down two.

With winners outside spades and reasonably strong trumps, South should have played
on spades. After three rounds, he could have attacked clubs and eventually lost only
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ONGOING hosted by Gifford Youth Orchestra to meet GYO andpresentationofBBBSAwardofPhilanthropy. $175. 2 Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, 11:30
musicians. $60. 772-213-3007 772-770-6000 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. at
Downtown Vero Beach – monthly 5 to 8 p.m. 40+ churches and businesses around town.
First Friday Gallery Strolls. 28 Tunnel to Towers 3.43-Mile Run/1- NOVEMBER 772-770-2900
Mile Walk, 7:30 a.m. at River-
Vero Beach Museum of Art - DeWitt Boutelle side Park, honoring and supporting first 1 Saint Edward’s School and Vero Beach 2 Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero
after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life thru Jan. responders/military members through Ste- Book Center host astronaut Scott Kel- Beach Hotel and Spa to benefit Save the
7 and Masters of American Photography thru phen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. ly, launching his book, ‘Endurance: A Year in Chimps Sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.
Jan. 14. 772-569-7364 Space, A Lifetime of Discovery’, 7 p.m. at STEDs $100; $175 for two. 772-429-2225
Waxlax PAC, followed by a brief meet & greet.
Riverside Theatre - Hank Williams: Lost High- 28 City of Vero Beach Recreation De- One book/one ticket $35; one book/two tickets 3 Scholarship Foundation of IRC Football
way, a musical tribute on the Stark Stage thru partment’s 59th annual Halloween $40. 772-5698-2050 Classic between Vero and Sebastian High
Nov. 12; Leo, A Ghost Story at Riverside Chil- Parade & Costume Contest, 9:30 a.m. lineup at Schools, 5:30 p.m. VIP BBQ Dinner; 7 p.m. kick-
dren’s Theatre thru Oct. 28; and Oktoberfest Vero Beach Women’s Club; 10 a.m. walk north 2 Hunger-Free Holidays Radiothon to benefit off at Sebastian River High School Shark Stadi-
Nights, weekends 6 to 9:30 p.m. with music, along 14th Avenue to Community Center for United Against Poverty , tune in from 6 a.m. um. 772-569-9869
German food and beer thru Oct. 28. children’s costume contest (up to age 17) and to 6 p.m. to 93.7 FM WGYL, 97.1 Ocean FM, B94.7
goodie bags. Free. 772-567-2144 Fresh Country and News Radio WTTB 105.7. Call 3|4 Muster and Music Festival at U.S.
Christ by the Sea Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. to pledges into 855-YES-FOOD (937-3663) Navy SEAL Museum – tactical
6 p.m. daily, with pumpkins, gourds, gourmet 28 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 10:30 demos and live music. 772-595-5845
foods and pies, thru Oct. 31. a.m. at Indian River Mall to bene-
fit SafeSpace, with walkers donning red sti-
OCTOBER lettos to stand against domestic violence.
772-223-2399
26 Concerts in the Park: Dave Mundy &
Soulfege, 5 to 7 p.m. at Vero Beach 28 Rotary Ring of Fire Chili Challenge, 4
Museum of Art. $10 & $12. 772-231-0707 to 9 at Riverside Park to benefit Sun-
rise Rotary Vero Beach Foundation charities -
26 Read, Write & Brew, 6 to 9 p.m. at 20+ chili entries and music by the Jack’s Band
American Icon Brewery to benefit and Bobby Owens Band. Free admission; $1
Education Foundation of Indian River County. tasting cups. 772-643-6343
772-564-0034
29 Cat-a-comb Café, 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
26 Vero Beach High School Performing Arts at Humane Society of Vero Beach and
Dept. presents Orchestral Spooktacular IRC, celebrating Halloween with a light brunch.
Concert, 7 p.m. at VBHS PAC. 772-564-5497 772-388-3826

26-31 Sebastian River Junior 29 Bowl to Build, 1 p.m. at Vero Bowl,
Woman’s Club’s Haunted costumed bowling to benefit Habitat
House: Terror on Main Street, 7:30 p.m. at 1036 for Humanity. $40 includes three games, shoe
Main Street (by Sebastian United Methodist rental and $5 coupon toward food/drink. All
Church); not suggested for small children. $8. skill levels. 772-562-9860
sebastianhauntedhouse.org
30 Chocolate,Champagne&Chefs,6:30p.m.at
Quail Valley River Club to benefit Big Broth-
ers Big Sisters – dinner, decadent chocolate desserts

26 to November 2 - Samaritan Center Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
Soup Tureens display in the Vero in October 20, 2017 Edition 1 OVERDUE 2 ORIGINS
Beach Museum of Art Atrium. 772-231-0707 5 CHEAP 2 EJECT
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27 Half-Haunted Halloween, 4 to 7 p.m. 9 TORRENT 4 ENTRAP
at Environmental Learning Center, 10 INTERNATIONAL 5 CORGI
with nature nightmares and spooky sounds, 11 SECRET 6 ETERNAL
live music and canoe trips. Costumes optional. 13 TABLET 7 PETAL
discoverELC.org 17 SELFINDULGENT 12 COLLATE
20 GLAMOUR 14 AILMENT
27 Downtown Friday Street Party host- 21 EQUAL 15 TOTALLY
ed by Main Street Vero Beach, 6 to 9 22 STEPS 16 ADORED
p.m. on 14th Avenue. Free. 772-643-6782 23 DITHERY 17 SIGNS
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27 ‘Getting to Know You’ reception, 6:30 Sudoku Page B12 Sudoku Page B13 Crossword Page B12 Crossword Page B13 (SUBLILMINAL CHESS)
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3-5 Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival 7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Mu-
at Riverview Park, 2 to 9 p.m. Fri., 10 seum of Art. $60 & $80. 772-231-0707
a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. Live
entertainment, historic reenactments, vendors, 8 Cheers to Ten Years Kickoff Brunch, cele-
seafood and craft beers to benefit local charities brating 10th anniversary of Indian River
through Sebastian Clambake Foundation. Free Impact 100, 10 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club fea-
admission. sebastianclambake.com turing Impact 100 founder Wendy Steele and
several previous grant recipients. $50. 910-
3-15 The Plate Project Collaborative Phil- 398-3632
anthropic Exhibition at Raw Space
to benefit Childcare Resources, featuring plates 9 Art-tini Night, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Marriott
created by artists from around the world. Opening Springhill Suites hosted by Vero Beach Art
reception 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, and Children’s Day Plate Club - exhibits by Sebastian Middle School stu-
Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18. 772-410-9126 dents and VBAC members. Free. 772-231-0303

4 Walk to Remember, 7:30 a.m. registration; November 3-5 | Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival at Riverview Park 9 Land Water Wildlife: Caring for Our La-
9 a.m. walk at Riverside Park to fund local goon - dinner, dancing and auctions to
Alzheimer & Parkinson Association programs/ 4 to April 29 - McKee Botanical Garden - It’s 6 Ballet Vero Beach presents Restless Crea- benefit Indian River Land Trust, 6 p.m. at Rock
services. 772-563-0505 a Jungle out There exhibition of animals ture: Wendy Whelan, 5 p.m. VIP cocktail City Gardens. $175. 772-794-0701
made from recycled metal. 772-794-0601 party at The Pointe at Quail Valley to mingle
4 30th Anniversary Celebration of restored with Whelan, followed by 7 p.m. screening at 9 Wine Women and Shoes, 6:30 p.m. at Sun
Railroad Station on 14th Avenue in Down- 5 Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge Majestic 11. $125 VIP party & reserved seating; Jet Aviation hangar to benefit Humane
town Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation, 2 $25 open seating. 772-905-2651 Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County
IRC Historical Society. 772-778-3435 p.m. at Heritage Center, with professional, in- - shopping, fashion show, Best in Shoe contest
dividual and junior bakers competing. $10; may 6 Hope for Families Center Annual Dinner, and auctions. 772-388-3826
4 Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race, be purchased at the door. 772-473-3410 ‘Be a Lifesaver,’ 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf
6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from Club – cocktails, dinner and auctions. $250. 9 Emerson Center’s Humanity Series pres-
MacWilliam Park, with post-race festivities to 5 Vero Beach Choral Society presents Wings 772-567-5537 x326 ents author Jay Barnes on When the Wind
benefit VBHS Cross Country team. [Postponed of Song, with spirituals and selections Blows: Florida’s Hurricane History, 7 p.m. at Em-
due to storm] 772-569-7364 from The Sacred Harp, 4 p.m. at Community 7 Film Studies 2 - Secrets & Lies: Stories of erson Center. Free. 772-778-5249
Church of Vero Beach. $20. 772-494-5011 Real People during War Time, 1:30 p.m. or
4 Penny Creek Band at Sebastian Inlet State 11 Veterans Day Ceremony, 9 a.m. at Vet-
Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. erans Memorial Island Sanctuary with
at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry guest speaker Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, U.S.
fee. 772-388-2750 Army 39th Judge Advocate General.

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