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Generally favorable FIU planning on
‘Leapfrog’ grades $4.5M upgrade
for 3 area hospitals for Torrey Pines
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer TRASH CASH BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
Recycling deal means
All three major hospitals in St. revenue for St. Lucie Florida International Univer-
Lucie County received above-aver- sity anticipates investing $4.5
age grades from a nonprofit orga- BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer agreement last month for St. Luc- PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN million to upgrade Torrey Pines
nization that reviews hospital data [email protected] ie County to process Indian Riv- Institute for Molecular Studies af-
and passes such judgments. er County’s recycling materials administrative fee, records show. ter taking over the high-tech lab-
St. Lucie County could earn at its solid waste facility at 6120 But Indian River won’t pay any oratory in western Port St. Lucie
Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hos- modest amounts of revenue by Glades Cut-off Road, Fort Pierce. early next year.
pital improved by a letter grade, taking in 20,000 tons per year of fees to St. Lucie County, records
now a “B”; while HCA’s St. Lucie recyclable materials from Indian St. Lucie has agreed to split show. St. Lucie will only collect Two newly hired researchers
Medical Center retained its “A” the proceeds of the sales of the a fee when the average market just moved into the lab to con-
grade. Lawnwood Regional, also River County. recyclable materials 50-50 with value of a recyclable material ex- duct research related to Alzhei-
owned by HCA, dropped a grade – Both county commis- Indian River, after charging an ceeds the fee amount. The fee is mer’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases,
slipping from an “A” to a “B.” $75 per ton for single-stream re- said Andres Gil, FIU’s vice presi-
sions approved a 6-year dent for research and economic
While all three hospitals received CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 development.
high marks for leadership and staff
cooperation, each were docked for Several other researchers were
communications issues. recruited during Cleveland Clinic
Florida’s Research and Innova-
According to the Leapfrog tion Symposium on Nov. 21 and
Group, which puts out its Hospi- 22 that attracted 100 scientists
tal Safety Grade in the spring and from around the world, Gil said.
fall each year, the hospitals scored
poorly on metrics that included FIU and Cleveland Clinic Insti-
the following: tute for Research, the new tenant
of the old Vaccine & Gene Thera-
• Communication with nurses py Institute Florida building, are
• Communication with doctors teaming up to hire several hun-
• Communication about dis- dred researchers in the next de-
Neither spokesperson repre- CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
senting Cleveland Clinic Tra-
dition nor HCA’s St. Lucie GOBBLING UP Historical Society details plan
County hospitals directly THE GROUND! to operate ‘Peacock’ buildings
addressed the critique.
“Cleveland Clinic Marc Cohen dresses BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer Peacock House and Hunting Lodge.
Martin Health works for the occasion as he [email protected]
diligently to pro- PHOTO: GEORGE ANDREASSI
vide high-quality care runs in the annual Port St. Lucie’s 102-year-old Peacock house
at each of our hospi- Turkey Trot at Tradition would be restored and outfitted with static dis- be renovated and operated as a museum and li-
tals,” said Scott Samples 5K on Thanksgiving Day. plays from the city’s pioneer era to educate peo- brary, featuring historic artifacts, memorabilia,
via email to the St. Lucie Proceeds went to HANDS ple about local history, under a plan submitted educational kiosks, community rooms and of-
Voice. “We are focused as an of St. Lucie County. to the city.
organization on patient safe- CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
ty, and continuously measure PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN The 67-year-old Peacock hunting lodge would
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
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CLEVELAND CLINIC TRADITION HOSPITAL ST. LUCIE MEDICAL CENTER LAWNWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
B A B
HOSPITAL GRADES lack of specially trained doctor care for ICU gas bubbles in the blood, patient falls and the hospital scored poorly for hand washing
patients, receiving a score of 5 while the best injuries, and even hand washing. – receiving a 48 out of 60. The average per-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 hospitals earned 100. forming hospital score was 56.97.
“We are continually looking for ways to
quality metrics to identify opportunities to St. Lucie Medical, though, received per- elevate our patients’ experience and our It was also noted in the report that Tradi-
enhance our care.” fect marks on a number of metrics, includ- overall quality through our hand hygiene tion did not score well for surgical wounds
ing the lack of MRSA infections, air/gas bub- policies, emphasis on positive patient en- splitting open, patient falls and injuries,
Tiffany Woods, spokesperson for HCA’s bles in the blood, and the lack of dangerous gagement and focus on implementing pro- MRSA infections, dangerous bed sores, and
Lawnwood and St. Lucie hospitals, said objects being left in patients’ bodies. The cedures to enhance patient safety,” Woods serious breathing problems.
they “strive to offer high-level care that our hospital also received a perfect score for said, addressing both St. Lucie Medical and
community can depend on now and in the hand washing. Lawnwood’s scores. “Our commitment to “Over the years we have put in place nu-
future.” meeting the needs of our patients and vis- merous continuous improvement programs
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and itors, providing an explanation of the per- that have helped us make progress in many
St. Lucie Medical Center has consistent- Heart Institute scored poorly on other met- sonalized level of care they can expect in our areas measured by Leapfrog,” Samples said.
ly been an A or B grade hospital. The latest rics, according to the Leapfrog report. facilities is what continues to shape our pa- “We will continue to focus on those pro-
ranking was generally positive but did note tient focused culture.” grams to ensure we are providing high-qual-
some additional struggles beyond com- Such issues included dangerous objects ity care for the communities we serve.”
munication. The hospital scored poorly for being left in patients’ bodies, blood infec- And while Cleveland Clinic Tradition also
serious breathing problems – the best per- tions, MRSA infections, and the develop- nabbed perfect scores for the lack of danger- To review the Leapfrog Group’s hospital
forming hospital’s score was a 1.83 while St. ment of dangerous blood clots, the report ous objects being left inside patients as well safety grades in more depth, visit www.Hos-
Lucie’s was 12.32. Another concern was the states. The hospital, however, scored per- as the lack of air or gas bubbles in the blood, pitalSafetyGrade.org.
fectly on matters including the lack of air or
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Foes pack council meeting to protest Planned Parenthood relocation
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer protests would move to Port St. Lucie with sion-making that will be done by
[email protected] the Planned Parenthood clinic.
the City Council on this item. It’s
More than 200 anti-abortion activists “You’ve seen the protesters holding
packed the Port St. Lucie City Council signs along U.S. 1 near the mall,” said all ministerial.”
Chambers to protest the relocation of Sue Chess, executive director of Care Net
Planned Parenthood to a medical office Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast. “We’re going to listen, but we’re
near St. Lucie Medical Center from a strip “Those protesters will now be across from
mall in Stuart. Port St. Lucie hospital.” not going to be in a position to
Planned Parenthood plans to reopen But Mayor Greg Oravec said the council help or directly intervene,” Ora-
its health center on Jan. 22 at 1696 SE Hill- lacked the authority to stop Planned Par-
moor Drive, Port St. Lucie, after closing its enthood from moving its health center vec said. “We cannot provide you
facility at 1322 NW Federal Hwy., Emerald into a medical office building.
Plaza, on Jan. 14, the group’s website says. with the outcome so many people
“As a result of the laws in effect in Port
The health center offers abortion ser- St. Lucie and the state and the country, the have signed up to ask for.”
vices, birth control, HIV testing, morn- use will not even come to the City Council
ing-after pill emergency contraception, for approval,” Oravec told the crowd. Oravec encouraged the crowd
pregnancy testing and services, STD test-
ing and treatment, and other health care. “It is a medical use going into a medi- to lobby their federal and state
cal office building and the only thing that
Several speakers at the Nov. 25 City is required is an occupancy and zoning lawmakers to change the laws re-
Council meeting emotionally decried form and the paying of an occupational
abortion and said their anti-abortion tax,” Oravec said. “So, there is no deci- garding abortion.
Planned Parenthood did not Packed City Council chamber on Nov. 25. PHOTO: GEORGE ANDREASSI
respond to telephone and email
messages inquiring about the reasons for “While I’m disheartened to hear of the
moving the Treasure Coast office and the council’s inability to stop Planned Par-
reaction to the Nov. 25 protest. enthood,” Sanders said, “I do stand by
Willow Sanders, a city resident, told the the fact many communities have ousted
council the opposition to Planned Parent- Planned Parenthood and we will stand
hood would continue. strong until that happens in ours.”
RECYCLING ARRANGEMENT PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN materials per year to St. Lucie’s facility, re-
cords show. That’s expected to cost nearly
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 $300,000. The contract between Indian Riv-
er and St. Lucie will automatically renew for
cyclables – such as newspapers, bottles and an additional 5-year term, records show. Ei-
cans – and $10 per ton for old corrugated ther county may terminate the agreement
cardboard, records show. without cause by providing 180 days prior
The corrugated cardboard may generate
a small amount of income for the two coun- Indian River’s Solid Waste Disposal Dis-
ties, records show. trict started sending recyclable materials to
St. Lucie’s facility on Aug. 21 after a storm
But the average market value of sin- on Aug. 12 damaged the roof at Tropical Re-
gle-stream recyclables is not expected to cycling, 1450 Bell Ave., Fort Pierce.
exceed $75 per ton.
Tropical Recycling initially indicted it
“At this time, recycling has a very small would be unable to process and transfer
profit margin over operating costs,” said recyclables for at least four weeks, records
Rebecca Olson, St. Lucie County Utilities show. But Fort Pierce condemned the
marketing and quality control coordinator. building on Oct. 9, leaving the company
unable to resume operations.
“That being said, this is a huge win for
both counties and our local environment,” Indian River had been doing business
Olson said. “Accepting Indian River Coun- with Tropical Recycling since July 2015, re-
ty’s recyclables ensures those materials stay cords show.
out of the landfills, extending landfill life in
both counties.” Their contract was set to expire Aug. 31,
2020, but was terminated on Nov. 19 by mu-
Indian River’s only expense will for tual agreement.
trucking almost 20,000 tons of recyclable
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FIU IN TORREY PINES on Dec. 5 on an acquisition agreement
and merger plan with TPIMS, university
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 records show.
cade at the twin labs in the Tradition Cen- FIU will deem the 86,000-square-foot
ter for Innovation. lab a Special Purpose Center focusing on
research into Alzheimer’s, aging, osteopo-
“At some point, this will represent 15 to rosis, arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes and
20 percent of our research enterprise,” Gil breast cancer, among other maladies.
told the Port St. Lucie City Council Mon-
day. “I predict there will be other buildings As part of the transaction, FIU would
in the future related to what’s going on.” assume TPIMS’s ground lease with Port St.
Lucie for the 8.7-acre campus at 11350 SE
But Gil declined to speculate when they Village Parkway.
would be built.
The Port St. Lucie City Council voted
“We’re going to be focusing on infec- unanimously Monday (Dec. 2) to sign off
tious diseases, cancer and neuroscience, on the deal between FIU and TPIMS.
particularly Alzheimer’s,” Gil said.
Built in 2008, the campus has a market
The FIU Board of Trustees was to vote value of $11.6 million, records show.
FIU will pay $10 per year in rent, records
show. FIU will also reimburse the city for
paying off $95,846 in special assessments
on the campus.
The lab will be used for biomedical re-
search, including research involving small
animals, carcinogens, bacteria, viruses,
stem cells, radioisotopes and BLA-3 level
pathogens, the amended lease says.
In addition to research, FIU will use
the lab for undergraduate, graduate and
post-graduate education, records show.
FIU may also sublease space to businesses
FIU began leasing space in TPIMS in
March and has been reviewing the insti-
tute’s library of intellectual property and
other assets, including employees, records
show. “Basically, we’re operating Torrey
Pines through leasing the space,” Gil said.
“As far as I’m concerned, we are already
working on it. We are recruiting faculty.”
The premises will no longer be the cor-
porate headquarters of TPIMS, records
show. Vaxine Pty Ltd, an Australian biotech
company, is partnering with Cleveland
Clinic Institute for Research.
Researchers based in one lab will be
able to use core facilities in the other lab,
Gil said after the council vote.
“Generally speaking, the old VGTI build-
ing is more biological in nature and the
Torrey Pines building is more chemistry in
nature,” Gil said.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
fices. The Port St. Lucie Historical Society
would staff the buildings with volunteers
and partner with other groups to provide
additional features and events.
The Historical Society also proposed
holding fundraisers and soliciting dona-
tions to help pay for operations, displays
and educational materials, according to
the business plan.
“Our history might be fairly new right
now, but someday we’ll have a lot of histo-
ry to talk about,” Historical Society Chair-
woman Patricia Christensen, a former
mayor, told the City Council on Nov. 25.
“We have been very interested in be-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A9
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IN LOVING MEMORY ANTONIO CANALES-QUIJANO, 85 working as a ball boy for the University of
Port St. Lucie Delaware on both the football and base-
JOANNE GEIGER, 82 St. Lucie; step-sons, Bob Geiger (Eve- ball fields, and playing varsity football
St. Lucie West lyn Sullivan) of Miami Springs, Fla., and Antonio Canales-Quijano, 85, passed for his high school team. He played the
Jim Geiger (Liz Geiger) of Magnolia, N.J.; away peacefully on Nov. 25 in Port St. Lucie. drums, loved music, and was usually the
Joanne Geiger, 82, of St. Lucie West in and beloved grandchildren, Caitlin Perez He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on first one out on a dance floor.
Port St. Luce, died on Nov. 28. Joanne was (Victor Perez) of Stuart, Fla.; Nicole Mac- March 29, 1934, and moved to Port St. Lucie
born in Lincolnton, N.C., on April 3, 1937, Namee of Asheville, N.C., and Will Geiger in 2000, coming from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Bruce, who was known to his friends as
to Dock and Gola Norman. and Sarah Geiger of Magnolia, N.J. “Dog,” worked for the City of Port St. Luc-
Antonio enjoyed playing chess and be- ie for 34 years. He worked in both the En-
She was raised in Asheville, N.C., until TERESA BRYANT, 55 ing outside gardening. He had a passion gineering and Public Works departments.
her senior year in high school, when the Port St. Lucie for music and loved jazz as well as danc-
family moved to Atlanta. Upon gradua- ing and playing different instruments. Bruce enjoyed anything sports related,
tion from high school, Joanne attended Teresa “Terri” Bryant, 55, of Port St. especially both professional and college
Stetson University in Deland, Fla., where Lucie passed away Nov. 25 surrounded by Survivors include his loving wife of 62 football (Go Canes!). His favorite teams,
she met the man who became the father her family. Terri was born Feb. 1, 1964, in years, Norma; son, Glenn (Micheraie) Ca- however, were the ones his children were
of her children. Rockledge, Fla., to the late Billy and Irma nales of San Antonio; five grandchildren; playing on. He was their biggest fan on
Cook. and three great-grandchildren. both the baseball and softball fields.
Joanne was a stay-at-home mom until You could always find him in the stands
her children were older and she began a Terri came to Port St. Lucie in 2001 af- BRUCE PRATT, 62 cheering and whistling while watching
career in insurance. ter reuniting with her high school sweet- Port St. Lucie his son on the pitchers mound or his
heart, Ernest Bryant; they were married daughter at third base.
Joanne met the love of her life, Charles by the end of the year on Dec. 29, 2001. Bruce Pratt, 62, of Port St. Lucie passed
William “Bill” Geiger, and the two mar- away at Kindred Hospital on Nov. 27. He leaves behind his loving wife of 25
ried in 1985. The couple moved to St. She was a devoted and loved member He was born in Lancaster, Pa., and was years, Anne Pratt; children, Bruce Ed-
Petersburg, Fla., until 1998, when they of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was raised in Newark, Del. He moved with his ward Pratt and Jessica Anne Pratt; sister,
moved to Port St. Lucie, to be closer to considered a mother to many. parents from Delaware to Florida in 1979. Susan (Terry) Vance; sisters-in-law, Gaye
their children and grandchildren. Pratt, Peggy Chonko, Betty Podzorski
She is survived by her loving and In Delaware, Bruce developed his pas- and Susan (John) Stoddard; and nieces,
She is survived by her husband, Bill; dedicated husband of 17 years, Ernest sion for sports, playing Little League, nephews and many dear friends.
sister, Sue Holland (Jack Holland) of “Ernie” Bryant; children, Josh, Jennifer,
Grayson, Ga.; son, David Florence (Judy Shane and Chris; stepchildren, Evelyn COPS SEEK INFO ON SWAN PARK SHOOTING
Crest) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daugh- and Edward; adopted daughter, Jackie;
ters, Carol Florence and Karen MacNa- 10 grandchildren; brother, Danny; and BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ered inside a garage at one of the homes pri-
mee of Port St. Lucie; step-daughter, many loving nieces and nephews. [email protected] or to the shooting. Police did not identify the
Linda Courtney (Jim Courtney) of Port address of the garage.
Several homeowners in Swan Park report-
ed hearing gun shots on SW Prado Avenue The vehicle owner went on to tell inves-
the evening of Friday, Nov. 29. Port St. Lucie tigators that a male stepped outside the ga-
police are now searching for an unknown rage to meet with another unknown person
number of suspects who might have been “to sell ‘dime bags,’” according to the report
involved. police released.
No injuries were reported. Nor did any Immediately following the alleged trans-
home have reported damage. action, gunshots rang out, the owner said.
Police recovered nine shell casings in the Due to the active nature of the investiga-
600 block of SW Prado Avenue and noted an tion, the Port St. Lucie Police Department is
unoccupied vehicle had two bullet holes. not releasing further information. Howev-
Residents in the neighborhood described er, it is seeking any information the public
hearing at least five gunshots but none might have regarding the incident.
could provide suspect information.
Those with information are encouraged
One homeowner told investigators he to contact Detective D’Angelo by calling
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STYX CONCERT SERIES SHOW COULD PUT $25K IN CITY COFFERS
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer City Council on Nov. 25. Food and bev- with “Fire on the Mountain,” featuring the residents. “That will definitely promote this
[email protected] erage sales would increase the city’s profits Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker bands. series among the residents,” said City Coun-
on the show, but are difficult to predict. cilman John Carvelli.
Port St. Lucie expects to earn a $25,000 The concert series will go on hiatus for
profit on the Styx concert on Feb. 2 on the The Civic Center’s concert tickets are less the off-season and return on Nov. 14 with Councilwoman Stephanie Morgan said
Civic Center grounds in the first of a four- expensive than nearby venues, such as the the Little River Band, McCarthy said. Anoth- she expects the Styx concert to attract fans
show series. Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce and the Coral er show will be scheduled for September or from beyond the Treasure Coast.
Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. October.
“We feel like it’s going to sell out,” Civic “This is not going to be just for Port St.
Center Director Linda McCarthy said. “Styx Ocean and Field Global, of Vero Beach, is The City Council voted unanimously to Lucie,” Morgan said. “There’s going to be
is selling out around the country. Right now, coproducing the concerts with the city and approve the contract with Styx. The council people from Vero, Okeechobee, Palm Beach,
they’re a pretty hot band. This is a good way splitting the profits 50-50. also voted unanimously to direct staff to for- Miami, Tampa. There are going to be people
to kick off the concert series.” A sellout would mulate a promotion plan that would include coming from a lot of places to see Styx. This
generate $25,000 in profit, McCarthy told the After the meeting, McCarthy said the next giving away as many as 200 tickets to city is a great band to start it off with.”
Civic Center concert will be on March 20
PSL police ID suspect in robbery of Popeye’s Chicken
The Port St. Lucie Police Department of a structure, grand theft, prevent/ of chicken batter, and a tray of chicken. Rodney King Frazier.
has identified a man believed to have obstruct extinguishment of a fire, and The agency did not release how it
burglarized the Popeye’s Chicken on criminal mischief. In all, the bond for
Port St. Lucie Boulevard in September. the charges amounts to $28,500. came to identify Frazier as the suspect
They are now searching for the suspect. in the burglary.
According to police, Frazier burglar-
Police identified Rodney King Fra- ized the Popeye’s Chicken on Monday, Anyone with information regarding
zier, 27, as a suspect in the burglary of Sept. 2 shortly before noon. During Frazier’s whereabouts is encouraged
the Popeye’s Chicken located at 190 SW the incident, police say Frazier spray to contact Detective R. Rodriguez by
Port St. Lucie Blvd. Frazier is wanted painted the security camera lens and calling 772-873-6524 or remain anon-
on several warrants issued on a vari- then proceeded to steal cash from the ymous and call Treasure Coast Crime
ety of charges that include burglary register, multiple cases of chicken, bags Stoppers 800-273-TIPS (8477).
– DEBBIE CARSON
HISTORIC BUILDINGS the St. Lucie River, south of the Botani- Vice Mayor Shannon Martin and City ments. I think we can do a low-impact
cal Gardens. Other features include the Councilwoman Stephanie Morgan also commercial venture without tearing the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A6 Riverwalk Boardwalk extension, a water- said they support turning both build- place apart.”
front restaurant, an amphitheater and a ings over to the Historical Society with-
ing the operator of the two houses so we river-themed playground. out transforming one into a restaurant or Carvelli and Mayor Greg Oravec also
could have a museum and an education shop because that would compromise its said they doubt a static historical display
center – a place where community resi- City Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo historical value. “We’ve got to move for- would draw many people to the proposed
dents and visitors can come and learn said she supported the Historical Society ward on this and let them take it and run museum.
about the city,” Christensen said. operating both buildings without con- with it,” Morgan said.
verting one to a commercial use, such as Oravec voted for the partnership, de-
The City Council voted 4-1 to partner a bakery, coffee shop or ice cream parlor. But City Councilman John Carvelli, spite his misgivings
with the Historical Society to revitalize who dissented, suggested the centu-
the two old buildings the city relocated to “These houses were always intended ry-old house could be restored and a “What I’ve learned personally, from
Westmoreland Riverfront Park. to be historic and providing history to the request for proposals could be issued to working with Delray Beach and other
city,” Caraballo said. establish a business in the newer hunting communities in Florida, is static displays
The council also authorized city offi- lodge building. do not generate attendance or any real
cials to negotiate an agreement with the “It’s no secret; I’ve been a fighter for activity,” Oravec said. “It ends up being
Historical Society to operate the “Port St. the history of the city. I want to see this “I’m not going to support it unless one dead space and they reprogram it.”
Lucie Historic Village and Museum,” in- move forward.” of them is a business,” Carvelli said.
cluding the two buildings. “But if the council wants to pursue the
Commercializing one of the buildings “The buildout on the interiors of these idea of a static display in the second build-
The historic village is part of a desti- would hinder the city’s efforts to obtain museums is very expensive. These have ing,” Oravec quipped, “I hope that you
nation park the city is developing along state historical preservation grants, Cara- shown to be money pits for local govern- rent it out for parties for people that want
ballo said. to go to a 1917 party.”
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‘See’ change? New macular degeneration drug gets OK
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer the American Society of Retina Special- Dr. Robert Reinauer. proved drug that New Vision helped test.
ists when it says “although there is no As Reinauer explains, “the blood ves-
Four words no one wants to hear from cure for this disease, early detection and PHOTO: KAILA JONES
their eye doctor are: “You have macular proper care can ensure good vision for sels from wet macular degeneration
degeneration.” years to come.” are new blood vessels. They require the
VEGF molecule to grow.
Why? If AMD is left untreated, on the other
Because macular degeneration is the hand, you will lose your sight. But these new blood vessels are not
leading cause of vision loss in adults age strong. They’re not like the ones that we
60 and older worldwide and, according And, as the population ages, the rates were born with [and haven’t] had time to
to the National Eye Institute, “an esti- of AMD are set to soar. really develop and so they break down
mated 15 million Americans have some and they bleed more easily and that’s
form of age-related macular degenera- The Bright Focus Foundation says the what creates the swelling in the back of
tion or AMD.” current figure of 15 million mentioned the eye [in wet AMD].”
AMD comes in – or can evolve into – above will climb to nearly 22 million in
two separate variations: dry AMD and the U.S. by 2050. Worldwide, the num- Anti-VEGF drugs prevent those vessels
wet AMD. bers are worse: 196 million cases are pro- from growing and then bursting and, in
As the Mayo Clinic points out, dry jected globally by 2020 and that number the process, can help preserve your vi-
macular degeneration is much more will likely climb to 288 million cases by sion longer.
common and less severe than wet mac- 2040.
ular degeneration, but Mayo also warns “Unfortunately, I cannot say there’s a
that the wet type always begins as the dry “One of the most challenging things,” cure,” Reinauer admits. “There is no cure
type. says Reinauer, “is that when we have a at this time. But what I can say is ‘Look,
So, the earlier any form of AMD can [dry] macular degeneration patient, we I know this isn’t a cure, but 90 percent
be detected and treated, the better the follow them closely and we try to re- of people who get these injections will
chance of keeping at least some of your duce the chance of it converting to wet maintain their vision longer.’
vision. macular degeneration, because with wet
Dr. Robert (Rob) Reinauer, a fellow- macular degeneration, you’ll lose vi- “Not only could you say 90 percent
ship-trained surgical and medical retina sion much more quickly. When you have would keep their vision,” Reinauer con-
expert at Vero Beach’s New Vision Eye bleeding in the back of the eye, that’s tinues, “but with treatments, you can
Center, is keenly aware that prompt de- what wet macular degeneration is.” also say that 30 to 40 percent would ac-
tection and treatment of AMD is essen- tually have improvement in their vision.”
tial and he wholeheartedly agrees with There is, however, at least some good
news on AMD in the form of “anti-VEGF” Two of these anti-VEGF drugs are Re-
or anti-vascular endothelial growth generon’s “Eylea” and Roche Pharmaceu-
factor drugs – including one newly ap- tical’s “Lucentis.” According to ongoing
studies, they have helped preserve vision
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for at least seven years and possibly longer. seen that with Eylea” – the next step jections of one of the above drugs along It’s your vision. Preserve and protect it
In October, the U.S. Food and Drug might be switching to Beovu. with monthly monitoring of the disease. with regular eye exams.
Administration approved another drug: But even with the approval of Beovu, In some cases – if patients have no Dr. Robert Reinauer is a fellow-
Novartis’ “Beovu.” which gives doctors another weapon in fluid buildup – that once-monthly in- ship-trained surgical and medical reti-
their battle with MDA, fighting the dis- jection schedule may be pushed back to na expert with New Vision Eye Center at
Reinauer is hopeful the new drug will ease is still a tough row to hoe for pa- two, four, six or as many as 12 months 1055 37th Place in Vero Beach. The phone
help patients. “What I foresee,” he says, tients. between injections, depending on the number is 772-257-8700.
“is for a patient who doesn’t respond amount of fluid buildup in the eye.
to one of the other medications – we’ve Typically it means getting monthly in-
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LEARN CPR – AND YOU MIGHT SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE
BY FRED CICETTI
Q. I watched a man fall unconscious
on the sidewalk. A woman rushed up and
started to do CPR on him and, later, I heard
she may have saved his life. It made me
sign up for a CPR course. You should tell
your readers to take one of these courses.
THE HEALTHY SENIOR
If you would like to learn CPR, con- determine if defibrillation is needed, Medicine offers a free public service that Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least
tact the American Heart Association at then deliver a shock. There are training explains CPR. Go to: http://depts.wash- 100/minute, faster than once per second.
www.americanheart.org. Another CPR programs available that teach both CPR ington.edu/learncpr/
resource is the American Red Cross at and operating AEDs. These portable de- BLOW. Tilt the head back and lift the
www.redcross.org. Or, you can try a lo- fibrillators are available in many public There are useful illustrated guides and chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth
cal hospital. places such as shopping malls, airports online videos on this website. The follow- with yours and blow until you see the
and stadiums. ing is from one of these guides: chest rise. Give 2 breaths. Each breath
Here’s a troubling fact that is a mo- should take 1 second.
tivation to take a course: About 80 per- To learn CPR properly, take an accred- CALL. Check the victim for unrespon-
cent of cardiac arrests happen at home ited first-aid training course that includes siveness. If the person is not responsive CONTINUE WITH 30 PUMPS AND 2
near family members who often do not CPR and how to use an AED. and not breathing or not breathing nor- BREATHS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. NOTE:
know CPR. mally, call 911 and return to the victim. In This ratio is the same for one-person and
There is no substitute for taking a most locations the emergency dispatcher two-person CPR. In two-person CPR the
CPR, which stands for cardiopulmo- course from a trained instructor, but it is can assist you with CPR instruction. person pumping the chest stops while the
nary resuscitation, employs chest com- helpful to understand the basics of CPR, other gives mouth-to-mouth breathing.
pression and mouth-to-mouth breath- and there are many good sources of in- PUMP. If the victim is still not breath-
ing to treat cardiac arrest, heart attack, formation. ing normally, coughing or moving, be- There is also a hands-only version of
drowning and electrocution. CPR can gin chest compressions. Push down in CPR. You can learn this at: http://www.
keep some blood flowing to the brain The University of Washington School of the center of the chest 2 inches 30 times. redcross.org/prepare/hands-only-cpr
and heart during an emergency.
Maintaining blood flow can prevent
brain injury and save a life. The brain suf-
fers irreparable damage in a few minutes
if it doesn’t get oxygenated blood. An un-
aided victim of cardiac arrest will die in 5
to 10 minutes.
The most common cause of sud-
den cardiac arrest is an abnormal heart
rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF),
which can be treated with a shock from a
defibrillator. Defibrillation is not effective
for all forms of cardiac arrest.
There are devices called automated
external defibrillators (AEDs) that are
about the size of a laptop computer.
AEDs analyze the victim’s heart rhythm,
60M Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month
The burning pain of acid indigestion – commonly geal reflux disease (GERD) – that warrants seeing a doc-
called heartburn – affects an estimated 60 million Amer- tor to ward off damage to the esophagus. But occasional
icans at least once a month and 15 million people daily, bouts of heartburn are common, and while they can last
according to the American College of Gastroenterology. for several hours, they usually are manageable with life-
style changes (such as avoiding triggering foods, raising
Most people experience the chest discomfort of heart- the head of your bed and not lying down for two to three
burn (which, despite its nickname, does not affect the hours after eating) and over-the-counter medications.
heart) after eating or when they lie down or bend over. It
results from acid reflux – stomach acid that backs up into One popular heartburn medication, Zantac (or ranit-
the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food from idine, in generic form) has been voluntarily recalled and
your mouth to your stomach. pulled from drugstore shelves because of the presence
of a potentially cancer-causing chemical, but the Food
For some people, a bitter or acidic taste in their throat and Drug Administration says its testing has shown that
or mouth is an added heartburn symptom. Numerous the heartburn medications Pepcid, Tagamet, Nexium,
foods and drinks have been linked to heartburn, but Prevacid and Prilosec do not contain the chemical.
the specific trigger varies from person to person – spicy
foods, citrus fruit or tomato products for some, chocolate One additional caution: If chest pain and pressure are
or peppermint, fatty foods or alcohol for others. ever severe, seek medical help right away; the pain could
be a symptom of a heart attack, not heartburn.
Experiencing heartburn more than twice a week could
indicate a more serious condition – called gastroesopha- – THE WASHINGTON POST
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist volume ceilings, and it has the designer living room (24 feet by 19 feet) with those
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light fixtures and fans that discriminating serve as an office, exercise room or crafts
This week we’re back in PGA Verano, homeowners want. The living spaces have room.
which is a nice place to be. It’s also a good elegant tile floors and the bedrooms have
opportunity to remember that the House of wood-look laminate; both enhance their The luxurious master suite also overlooks
the Week is not based on size, although large spaces in different ways. the lake and has access to the lanai. Consid-
homes can certainly qualify. It may be dif- er going outside with morning coffee and
ficult to define the House of the Week, but The large, open kitchen is the heart of just enjoying the sunrise over the lake. The
you know one when you see it. the home and is a gourmet’s delight. It has master bedroom is an impressive 14-by-17,
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The house at 16982 SW Ambrose Way features, beautiful darker granite counter- bath with upgraded vanities, large, walk-in
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especially as it is adjacent to the spacious 11 and there is a second full both.
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Outside, you have a covered and screened FEATURES FOR 16982 SW AMBROSE WAY Isabelle Pollock, agent for Lang Real-
patio (25-by-12) and room for a pool, should ty, said that this house, with the popular
you wish to add one. I tend to look at patios Neighborhood: PGA Verano “Lago” floor plan, is perfect inside and out.
with lake views as the perfect places to sit Year built: 2015 • Construction: CBS
with a book and cold beverage and just re- Square footage: 1,932 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 2,732 “This model house in Verano has count-
lax. Your guests will also enjoy being able to less upgrades and lake views from the front
sit inside and out and enjoy the view. Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2 and back,” she said. “Special features in-
Flooring: laminate, tile clude crown molding throughout, designer
Verano has a host of amenities, including light fixtures and fans, a phantom screen
indoor and outdoor pools, activities, clubs, Security: manned gate, owner security system at the front door and plantation shutters.
golfing and tennis, a game room, exercise Additional features: lake views, drapes, impact glass, planta- The house is tucked away on a quiet street,
room and library. You can enjoy the ameni- tion shutters, new washer and dryer in 2018, builder’s war- so you have the opportunity to own one of
ties and meet your friends and neighbors or ranty, phantom screen at front door, whole house gutters and the most popular floor plans on a premier
retreat to your private oasis and relax. The lot location with stunning views. It’s a true
choice is yours. garage storage racks jewel.”
Community amenities: basketball, biking and jogging, billiards,
clubhouse, exercise room, game room, golf course, indoor and
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Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Isabelle Pollock, 772-713-3221
Listing price: $419,900
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The final week of November saw 17 transactions of single-family residences and lots in the Tra-
dition and St. Lucie West real estate market (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 8060 Kiawah Trace. First listed in May for $639,000,
this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence sold for $612,000 on Nov. 25.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Melinda P Cann of Cann Realty. Represent-
ing the buyer was agent Jenny Massey Lewis of Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Lucie.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8060 KIAWAH TRACE 5/30/2019 $639,000 11/25/2019 $400,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9776 SW NUOVA WAY 8/1/2019 $429,000 11/25/2019 $365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8028 LINKS WAY WAY 9/24/2019 $399,900 11/25/2019 $320,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12551 SW SILVERWOOD AVENUE 7/30/2019 $330,000 11/26/2019 $315,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11271 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 9/6/2019 $324,900 11/25/2019 $307,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 422 SW BLUE SPRINGS COURT 10/24/2019 $314,900 11/25/2019 $306,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12305 ARABELLA DRIVE 7/30/2019 $310,890 11/26/2019 $251,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10375 SW INDIAN LILAC TRAIL 10/22/2019 $259,900 11/25/2019 $243,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10665 SW HARTWICK DRIVE 4/26/2019 $249,900 11/26/2019 $225,850
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1553 NW AMHERST DRIVE 7/19/2019 $249,900 11/25/2019 $220,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 510 SW INDIAN KEY DRIVE 6/26/2019 $239,000 11/26/2019 $219,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10487 SW WEST LAWN BOULEVARD 6/19/2019 $225,000 11/26/2019 $210,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8141 CARNOUSTIE PLACE 4/2/2019 $222,500 11/26/2019
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9776 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie 8028 Links Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 8/1/2019 Listing Date: 9/24/2019
Original Price: $429,000 Original Price: $399,900
Sold: 11/25/2019 Sold: 11/25/2019
Selling Price: $400,000 Selling Price: $365,000
Listing Agent: Elise Danielian Listing Agent: Walter Panfil
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty
Elise Danielian Kay Rodriguez
Lang Realty Lang Realty
12551 SW Silverwood Avenue, Port Saint Lucie 11271 SW Lake Park Drive, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 7/30/2019 Listing Date: 9/6/2019
Original Price: $330,000 Original Price: $324,900
Sold: 11/26/2019 Sold: 11/25/2019
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $315,000
Listing Agent: Angela Geller Listing Agent: Elise Danielian
Selling Agent: Oceanside Realty Partners LLC Selling Agent: Lang Realty
Michael Geletka Rita Mesquita
Capital Realty SFL RE/MAX Advisors
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Mortgage rates bounce slightly higher to close out month
BY KATHY ORTON | The Washington Post sides expressing some optimism in recent drive prices up. According to the Standard tion in the number of homes for sale,” said
days.” & Poor Case-Shiller Index, home prices rose George Ratiu, senior economist with Real-
After sinking to their lowest level in six 3.2 percent nationally. tor.com. “For many buyers, the fall hous-
weeks, mortgage rates rebounded a bit be- Lower mortgage rates are not the only ing market provides several challenges
fore Thanksgiving. thing lifting the housing market. The lat- “Home prices continued on an upward and opportunities. While lower financing
est economic data have also buoyed it. trajectory, spurred by a further contrac- costs and a rising number of new homes
According to the latest data released last Housing starts were up nearly 4 percent in are welcome signs in a market parched for
Wednesday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year October, which is the second-best show- inventory, prices are still climbing and the
fixed-rate average ticked up to 3.68 percent ing since May of last year. Permits were up number of existing houses in the afford-
with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees more than 5 percent. able price range is down by double-digits.”
paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the
loan amount and are in addition to the in- Strong employment numbers and low Meanwhile, refinances pushed mort-
terest rate.) It was 3.66 percent a week ago mortgage rates are giving builders confi- gage applications higher. According to
and 4.81 percent a year ago. dence. Although home builder sentiment the latest data from the Mortgage Bank-
ticked down a bit this month, it was still ers Association, the market composite
The 15-year fixed-rate average was un- the second-best showing of the year. More index – a measure of total loan applica-
changed at 3.15 percent with an average 0.5 housing should show up next year, which tion volume – increased 1.5 percent from
point. It was 4.25 percent a year ago. The could alleviate the supply problem in the a week earlier. The refinance index rose 4
five-year adjustable rate average increased market. percent, while the purchase index edged
to 3.43 percent with an average 0.3 point. It down 1 percent.
was 3.39 percent a week ago and 4.12 per- “The continued growth in single-fam-
cent a year ago. ily home building, and permits for future The refinance share of mortgage activity
construction, should make consumers who accounted for 62 percent of all applications.
“Mortgage rates held mostly steady are considering buying confident that they
in the lead-up to the long Thanksgiving will have a solid choice of homes,” said Bill “Mortgage applications increased 1.5
weekend,” said Matthew Speakman, a Banfield, Quicken Loans executive vice percent last week, as a 4.2 percent jump
Zillow economist. “Rates have spent the president of capital markets. “This is an im- in refinances offset a small decline in pur-
better part of November retreating from portant report for future home buyers since chase activity,” said Bob Broeksmit, MBA
October’s increases. While they remain one of the largest deterrents to entering the president and chief executive. “Borrowers
above September’s 2019 lows, rates have market right now is the lack of robust hous- continue to respond strongly to rates be-
not returned to the 4 percent range last ing options.” ing below 4 percent. With only a month
seen in the spring, which appeared likely left in the year, total mortgage origina-
just a few weeks ago. Doubts surround- Sales of existing homes were also up last tions volume is on pace to be at its high-
ing the U.S.-China trade talks are keep- month, increasing nearly 2 percent. How- est level since 2007.”
ing rates in check for now, despite both ever, the lack of inventory continues to
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Coming Up! UP FOR
DREAMING OF ‘PETER WITH
WHITE CHRISTMAS’? SANTA!
HEAD TO THE LYRIC!
Carter Erickson, 2, meets Santa Claus during the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Infinity Club in Fort Pierce last Tuesday. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 A Lyric Christmas tradi-
tion: “Every year,” says
this show’s promo, “Stuart has
a white Christmas – make that
“A Peter White Christmas.” This
Friday, Dec. 13, the guitarist,
singer and songwriter returns to
the Lyric Theatre stage in Stuart
with a few close pals, the perfect
choice for a warm and music-full
holiday show. According to the
Lyric, the musician who would
become synonymous with jazz
and Christmas grew up in Luton,
north of London. “When I was a
kid,” he shares, “Christmas was
a big part of my life. My father
taught me the recorder, and we
played Christmas music he ar-
ranged, door-to-door.” This year,
White’s posse consists of Euge
Groove, real name Steve Grove,
returning to the Lyric with his
“magic saxophone artistry”; Vin-
cent Ingala, 20-something “with
matinee idol looks, and already
the top of the contemporary jazz
charts, a musical wizard who
plays tenor sax, piano, drums,
guitar, bass and lead vocals; and
“sultry and soulful young singer
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2 December 6, 2019 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | ARTS www.stlucievoice.com
$50 CGIAFRTDWhere trust is a Family Tradition. ‘ON BROADWAY’: NICKY WOOD’S
MUSICAL HOMAGE AT THE BARN
OFF $400 or More.
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
Offer valid through 12/31/19. [email protected]
Not valid with other offers or promotions.
There’s no business like show business,
Some Exclusions may apply. at least when the very talented Nicky Wood
takes the stage.
$100 GCAIFRTDWhere trust is a FamilyTradition.
The versatile Mr. Wood and his real-life
OFF $750 or More. partner, Michelle Spreadbury, will present
“On Broadway: Then and Now” at Stuart’s
Offer valid through 12/31/19. Barn Theatre Dec. 27-Dec. 29 in a fund-
Not valid with other offers or promotions. raiser for the theater.
Some Exclusions may apply. In a show taken from his own life expe-
rience, Wood and Spreadbury play a young
$500 GCAIFRTDWhere trust is a FamilyTradition. couple often separated by the demands of
their careers, him as a writer-director and
OFF $4000 or More. her as a dancer. They have a chance to star
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novel of the same name that was written charm school grad. Julie Scoggins is all
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 by Rupert Holmes, who took home Tonys 3 An already, always spirited week- that and, says Riverside, “one of the funni-
for Best Book of a Musical and Best Orig- end happening, Riverside Theatre’s est comics (male or female) on the circuit
and composer Lindsey Webster,” who inal Score; the show scored a total of five Live in the Loop cranks up the merry and today.” At one point, the well-travelled
has already scored two No. 1’s on the Tonys out of 11 noms, including Best Mu- the festive lights this month with “Holiday Scoggins found herself working in the Vir-
Contemporary Jazz Chart, the first vo- sical and Best Performance by a Leading Lights and Rock n’ Live Music,” paired gin Islands, as a salesperson for Frito Lay.
calist to do that since Sade. This holiday Actor in a Musical. The plot, according to this weekend, Dec. 6-7, with the Comedy “Imagine that!” says she. “Selling Dor-
show is sure to be filled to the brim with the Maltz promo: In the small village of Zone. Outside, “In the Loop,” the Bobby itos where half of the people smoke pot!
good friends, good cheer, and good mu- Cloisterham, England, “the young and Owens Band brings Friday’s free live mu- Talk about yer ‘market niche’!” Opening
sic. Times: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: charming Edwin Drood has been mys- sic, serving a heaping holiday helping of for Scoggins will be Queens, N.Y., native
$42. 772-286-7827. teriously murdered.” Created as a show classic rock. Saturday’s musicmeisters Doug Almeida, a retired kick boxer and
within a show, this terrific musical invit- are the Casey Raines Band, kicking the corporate presenter for, says his bio, “one
2 Who has committed murder most ed you, the audience members, to decide dust up with country and classic rock. of the largest financial planning firms in
foul? There are seven suspects. But the ending by “voting on the killer’s iden- Both bands will throw in some holiday the country.” His ability to turn dull-as-
which one has blood on his or her hands? tity, from among the highly suspicious, faves as well. As always, two full bars and dirt insurance presentations into comic
Not even the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (where hilarious group of potential perps.” The a (great) grill offer all sorts of food and art led him to become a kick-booty comic
the hilarious whodunit, “The Mystery show runs through Dec. 19. Curtain: bev choices. (Don’t BYO.) Inside, a pair hit. Showtimes: Comedy Zone, 7:30 p.m.
of Edwin Drood,” is currently playing) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; of stand-up comics will make sure you and 9:30 p.m.; Live in the Loop, 6 p.m. to
knows. According to Wikipedia, “The Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Satur- make your weekly laugh goal: Picture a 9:30 p.m. Tickets: Comedy Zone, start at
Mystery of Edwin Drood” is a musical days, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. 6-foot-2 southern ex-trucker, cab driver,
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer clowns or bearded ladies. It is, he said, very that would appeal to the intellectual side
[email protected] family-friendly. and brought it into the adult world.”
Kevin Black was a dancer who decided “The main character leads you through Still, Black wants the audiences to un-
that being on stage was not what he loved. the show,” he said. “He’s a modern-day derstand that the show is completely fam-
His heart was behind-the-scenes, direct- emcee. He finds a mirror and makes things ily friendly. Many youngsters are studying
ing, producing, choreographing, costum- come to life. That’s the Cirque du Soleil dance, aerial and silks and they’ll have the
ing and doing set design. He worked for mystical element.” opportunity to see how professionals per-
several years at Norwegian Cruise Lines, form these challenging arts.
developing and producing shows for on- In addition to the emcee, the show in-
board entertainment. In 1992, he settled cludes two vocalists, four dancers and sev- Black said that the Lyric is an ideal ven-
in Florida and began Kevin Black Produc- eral specialty acts including contortion- ue because of its intimacy.
tions to provide entertainment to cruise ists, aerial flyers and hula hoops.
lines, resorts and theaters. His shows, “I love the history and I love the old the-
“Dance D’Amour” and “Dance Your Pants “There are 14 different segments,” Black aters that have been renovated,” he said.
Off,” were popular at the Lyric Theatre and said. “The vocalists add atmosphere and “The acoustics are great and I love the
this year he is bringing “Cirquesco,” a trib- more of a live element to the show.” décor. I love the quaint charm and histor-
ute to dance, the aerial arts and the circus ical value. It’s important to keep that alive.
to the Stuart venue on Jan. 9. Also adding to the atmosphere is state- Yogi get a very intimate performance and
of-the-art lighting, costuming and a there’s not a bad seat. In these smaller ven-
Black spoke recently about the show. soundtrack that features everything from ues, you feel more connected with the au-
“It’s Cirque du Soleil meets Liza Minnelli the Argentinian tango to French burlesque. dience and you take the journey together.
German cabaret,” he said. “The set design It’s nice for the audience and it’s nice for
is ornate as if in a cabaret and nightclub, “It’s Cirque du Soleil meets ‘Moulin the people on stage.”
and it has an intimate cabaret feel to it.” Rouge,’” Black said.
While Black noted that there are circus The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave.,
elements to the show, he said there are no “Before Cirque du Soleil, the circus Stuart, presents “Cirquesco” Jan. 9. Call 772-
theme was thought to appeal only to 286-7827 or visit www.lyrictheatre.com.
younger audiences. It was all about fun
and clowns and silliness in three rings.
Cirque du Soleil made circus a form of art
COMING UP along and around 14th Avenue fling open list. Also, now, the First Friday Gallery
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3 wealth of wonderful art. As always, down- – a six-passenger shuttle courtesy of Golf
town’s restaurants, shops and pubs will Carts of Vero. It’ll be running a continuous
$16; Loop, free. Riverside Theatre is located be open, so you can stroll, grab a bite and loop to Gallery 14, Artists Guild Gallery,
at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. 772- a brew, and just absorb all that holiday Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery, Flame-
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Sunrise’s ‘Rudolph’ musical: Home (run) for the holidays
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer adolescent, where you feel that something or a part
of you is not the same as everyone else,” she said.
For more than 50 years, the animated television
classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been “What’s different is what makes us unique. It could
a favorite holiday tradition. Now Rudolph, Hermey,
Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Mon- not be more relevant. With social media, if they don’t
ster come to life in the musical stage adaptation
of the beloved telecast in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed fit the mold, people feel bad. The role is such a won-
Reindeer: The Musical” at Fort Pierce’s Sunrise The-
atre on Dec. 22. derful journey, from feeling I’m not good enough to
Bella Hicks plays Rudolph. She went into the au- growing into a person who uses the things they used
ditions seeking a role in the ensemble, but got a call-
back for the lead. She thinks a background in the cir- to think were wrong about them and use them to
cus may have helped.
their advantage and everyone else’s. People need that
“I did aerial work,” she said. “My brother was a per-
former and had the aerial silks in one of his shows. I story today. How can we nurture young people to feel
was 7 and climbed up. I got lessons from a man who
had been in Cirque du Soleil and he formed his own good about themselves?”
circus. I performed in it for five years.”
Hicks went to college and majored in geology. She
Now she gets to fly again and it’s a thrill, but the
thrill is also in being associated with such a beloved show. quickly decided that was not for her and ended up as
“It’s a phenomenon,” she said. “Everyone knows and a theater major in Los Angeles. Theater had always
loves Rudolph. It’s that special and iconic. I get to see the
reactions. There was a little girl in full reindeer attire. It was been a love. “It was ‘The Lion King’ for me,” she said.
so cool. It’s a magical story and is still relevant and affects
people across generations. There are so few stories that have “It was magic. I hope kids will have the same experi-
the same effect.”
ence. It’s such a positive story and I’m so thankful to
Hicks said that the goal was to bring the story to life.
“Our wonderful director and voice coaches and chore- be a part of it.”
ographers are trying to bring the television specials to life,
with the voices as close as we can. When you’re sitting in the The role is a physical one and Hicks has been
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARACTER ARTS working on her leaps and jumps.
theater, it’s the movie coming to life. The costumes are so “I’ve watched so many videos of the tours,” she said. “I’ve
incredible and detailed. They look like the Claymation pup- studied my dog. He’s a Yorkshire terrier and looks like he’s
pets. … We try to stick close to the story because it’s special. a baby Rudolph. He was my inspiration. I’ve seen how he
There are a few minor adjustments to make it work on stage. moves his body.”
We want people to go, ‘Oh my gosh.’ Some of the choreogra- Hicks describes the character of Rudolph as “young at
phy is exactly from the special and we bring even the small- heart” and “endlessly vivacious.” It’s easy to think that they
est details to life. We want them to have a ‘How did they do cast the role exactly right.
The effervescent Hicks knows that the story is about more “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” comes to
than a reindeer and his friends. the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce, Dec. 22 at 3
“I get to tap into what every person goes through as an p.m. Call 772-461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.
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Hall brings gift of Christmas magic to Sunlight
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Whitt. “It’s the kind of comedy that Comienzo, next year. John Granada,
Christmas cheer is right around the both kids and adults appreciate.” who’s been studying ministry in At-
This is a return visit to Sunlight for lanta, is working on starting the new
Sunlight Community Church will host
its annual holiday show, “The Magic of Hall. He did the church’s 2016 Christ- church program now.
Christmas,” this Saturday, Dec. 7.
mas show. The next year illusionist “He’s raising up the core team right
“Each year we try to do a family-friendly
Christmas show to serve the community,” team Brett and Labrina Myers per- now,” Whitt said.
said Bill Whitt, associate pastor. “We know
people are looking for fun things to do this formed Sunlight’s Christmas show. Sunlight has a 730-seat auditori-
time of year.”
Last year Improv 321 took the stage. um it opened in 2014. Before then, it
“The Magic of Christmas” will be at 5
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The church is at 477 SW Sunlight has offered all the shows could seat about 200. Whitt said the
Cashmere Blvd. in St. Lucie West.
free of charge. church is consistently filling up on
“The performer, his name is Jared Hall,”
Whitt said. “He’s performed with all the “Because it’s free, there’s no re- Sunday mornings.
biggest names in Christian music.”
served seating,” Whitt said. “People “Our average attendance we just
Hall is an illusionist, comedian and up-
lifting speaker who has done shows with are advised to show up at least half calculated at 600, 700,” he said.
such well-known contemporary Chris-
tian artists as Chris Tomlin and the News- an hour early.” But, Sunlight isn’t as much in the
boys, the band featured in the 2014 movie
“God’s Not Dead” and its sequels. The church will also have its annu- business of getting folks into its St.
“He makes people float,” Whitt said. al Christmas Eve candlelight services Lucie West campus as it is in starting
“He does the straight-jacket escape. He
does card tricks.” on Tuesday, Dec. 24, also at 5 p.m. other churches in the area.
And he does about 120 shows a year. and 7:30 p.m. “It’s an outreach to the “We want to plant churches,” Whitt
Hall is all about using stage illusions for
inspiring people with uplifting, Christian community,” Whitt said. “Everybody said. “Per capita, the Treasure Coast
is welcomed. We have different per- has fewer churches than almost any
“He’s really good with kids,” remarked
formers, readings, videos. I think the place in the nation.”
best part is hearing 700 voices come Sunlight is a member of the Chris-
together and sing Christmas carols.” tian Reformed Church of North
The minister has a favorite. Illusionist Jared Hall will perform at Sunlight. PHOTO COURTESY OF JARED HALL America. The regular services are
“Seeing 700 people lift up candles at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays.
and sing ‘Silent Night’ – it’s one of the big of dress,” Whitt said. “Everybody is wel- Additionally, Sunlight has “Community
highlights of our year.” comed and everybody fits in.” Groups” that meet throughout the week
This is a come-as-you-are kind of Whitt said the church has had a good at the church.
church whether its “The Magic of Christ- 2019 and is looking forward to 2020. The
mas” or the candlelight services. church is in the process of launching a More about the church is at www.sun-
“We have people who wear any level Spanish-language congregation, Nuevo lightcc.org.
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IRSC STUDENTS PUT HEART AND ‘SOLE’ D O U B L E F E AT U R E :
INTO SIMON’S ‘BAREFOOT IN THE PARK’
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer home from their honeymoon to a top- November 22 - December 29, 2019
[email protected] floor, walk-up apartment in a brownstone
in New York. Corrie is the optimist, able to OPENING RECEPTION
“Barefoot in the Park” is such early Neil overlook the apartment’s deficiencies that Friday, December 6, 6-8 pm
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Simon. It ran on Broadway for 1, 530 per- and no bath tub. Paul, a lawyer, is a little
formances and was Simon’s longest-run- more buttoned up. They also have a visit
ning hit, aide no doubt, by the presence from Corie’s mother, Mrs. Banks, who be-
of Robert Redford, Elizabeth Ashley and comes friends with their eccentric neigh-
director Mike Nichols, who won a Tony. It’s bor, Mr. Velsaco.
also a charming comedy that stands on its
own merits. “I like the characters, because even if
they don’t make wonderful choices, they’re
Indian River State College students will delightful and they learn from their mis-
present “Barefoot in the Park” Jan. 9-11 and takes,” Moberg said. “It’s a love story.”
I spoke with David Moberg, director of the
performing and visual arts department, The director said that his actors were
about why he chose this play. delightful, as well. The cast includes Emil-
ia Karrh as Corie, Matthew Duncombe as
“Of all the Neil Simon plays, I think it’s Paul, Shannon Tsunoda as Corie’s mother,
one of my faves,” he said. “This one seems John Stallings as Mr. Velasco, Terry Stover
fun and realistic. It’s light-hearted and it as the telephone repairman, and Emman-
uel Murray as the delivery man.
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Santa is welcomed by Paisley Bartz at the
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St. Lucie Police Athletic League drumline
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This amazing K-9 earns Bonz’s SEAL of approval
cated the man). I call him Hooman. He’s a “The SEALS use a lotta
U.S. Navy SEAL. An this is Elaine, she’s in
charge of museum PR.” Malinois. We’re more por-
Hi Dog Buddies! “I can’t wait to hear all about you an table than German Shep-
your job. An how come you don’t have a
This week, I innerviewed a pooch with a last name?” herds: we can ride on our
Very Serious Job. He’s a member of a team
of seals an, when I first heard about that, “I do. But me an Hooman are Active partners’ shoulders, get in
I was, like, Wait! What? Aren’t those the Military, an lots of SEAL assign-mutts are
funny-looking animals with flippers that Super Secret, so we don’t dis-CLOSE that an outta small spaces, are
live around the water? stuff. Except for my first name.”
Super Excellent at agility, an
Then I Googled. Finn’s team is human “Woof.” I was impressed. “So, how’d you
and pooch, an you hafta spell it all in big get into this line of work?” very stable. We’re polite an
ledders, cuz it stands for Sea, Air an Land.
SEALS is a Special Ops force for the Navy. “It’s all I’ve ever known, Mr. Bonzo. Me frenly with good humans. But
Did you know that? I didn’t know that. an my brothers and sisters were born at
Baden K-9 in Canada. Not to brag, but with bad guys, we instantly
The innerview was at the National us Baden dogs are elite, highly trained
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce canines: we start school as liddle puppies, become fearless, ferocious
and, woof! is that uh-MAY-zing! Me an my and we still train every day. When the Navy
assistant were shown to a special innerv- or law enforcement need a K-9, they go warriors. Since 9/11, we’ve
iew room: there was a lady, anna man in a to Baden. Me an Hooman started being
uniform, an this good-looking poocheroo. partners when I was 5 months old.” lost numerous brave fellow
He was a Malinois; looked a lot like a Ger-
man Shepherd but smaller. He hadda Cool “I think I unnerstand. I felt that way K-9s in combat. I’m SO proud
Kibbles uniform vest on, one side had a about my Mom,” I said, wiping my nose
silhouette of a K-9, an the other side hadda with my paw. “What sorta stuff are you of my brothers an sisters in
American flag and an eagle holding an trained to do?”
anchor anna kinda pointy-looking fork. the military, law enforcement
“I’m a fully trained Warrior Dog,” Finn
“Good morning, Mr. Bonzo. Come on in. said, in a not-bragging-at-all way. “Swim- and as companions to vet-uh-
I’m Finn. This is my partner (Finn indi- ming, jumping outta planes, infiltratin,’
taking down bad guys, sniffin’ out explo- runs. K-9 teams work together
sives an IEDs. I‘m also flu-unt in German.”
like we were just one pooch or
I shook my head. What a dog!
human. We know our partner
can protect us just the same
as we can protect them.
“My assign-mutt here or
out in the community is to
educate an enlighten the pub-
lic about the SEAL museum
mission, an how important Finn.
K-9s are to it. Hey, wanna take
a tour? C’mon!”
He and Hooman led the way into the “It’s a very strict diet. All raw. Chicken.
Veggies. An tripe. I’m crazy for tripe. Part
display area. There were lots of grown-ups of the training for me an Hooman is a fast
every couple weeks, cuz you can’t eat in
and liddle kids lookin’ around. Everybody the field, or 24 hours before a flight. It isn’t
bad for us or anything.”
wanted to talk to Finn and pat him.
Note to self. Google tripe.
“S’cuse me for a sec,” Finn said. He an “Do you sleep with Hooman?”
“The first night after I moved in with
Hooman greeted the group; Finn hopped Hooman, he slept on the floor with me cuz
I was still mostly a pupster and everything
onto a bench, looking Crispy Dog Biscuits was New an Un-fuh-MILL-yer. Now, I sleep
in my own bed.”
and ready for a photo op. Several times during the innerview,
Hooman’d come over an give Finn some
Elaine showed me an my assistant some pats an ear-rubs and say soft words. An
Finn never took his eyes off Hooman for
Super Cool Kibbles Navy stuff. You pooch- more than a second. Obviously, although
Finn was very CORE-jull, Hooman was No.
es should totally check it out, ’specially the 1, an there weren’t any other numbers.
Heading home, I was still in awe thinkin’
gigantic helly-copter called a Blackhawk. about the things K-9s like Finn can do, an
how important they are to the humans
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“Whaddya do for fun, you know, to chill
out?” I wondered.
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Volunteers lead Thanksgiving drive
About 30 community volunteers gathered last Saturday at St.
Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Pierce, to assemble and distribute
Thanksgiving baskets to 100 local families, including those served
by Communities Connected for Kids’ foster-care and protective ser-
The project, now
in its 8th year, is a
labor of love for a St.
Lucie County attor-
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it, and we had the
resources,” she said,
surrounded in the
church hall by busy
volunteers and walls Sheila and Robert Pina at turkey giveaway. DOGGIE DAY FAIR
of turkeys and Idaho
The Albert Wilson Foundation and Publix contributes to the proj- Oscar, left, enjoys snacks at Ginger’s Pet Food
Pantry booth with Tonya Wismer at the St. Lucie
ect, and CCKids staff members Sheila Pina and Shearon Demps Farmers Market recently, while Debbie Capella
and her dog Copper, a chihuahua/pug mix,
identify and organize families who need a little help putting food on participate in the pet parade. The event also
included dog adoptions from Paws Fur Recovery.
the Thanksgiving table. – CONTRIBUTED
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Voices for Children collecting toys for kids who need them most
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent details of children it represents in depen- dency cases there are social workers and critical thinking and writing. Guardians
dency cases, so can’t give donors specific attorneys representing the state’s interests. have to write reports that go to judges. Ni-
Voices for Children Okeechobee & the gift suggestions from children’s requests. There are attorneys representing the par- gro said specific skills – such as speaking
Treasure Coast is in the Santa business Nigro said a lot of donors think about the ents’ interests. The guardians represent the different languages – are handy to the pro-
again this year, and interested people can elementary-school ages. He urged donors children. gram. There is one specific type of volun-
help out. to also consider toddlers and teenagers. teer the Guardian ad Litem program needs.
“That’s usually underrepresented,” he said. Guardian ad Litem means a guardian
Voices for Children is a not-for-profit for purposes of legal proceedings. Program “We really need more men,” Nigro said.
created to support the 19th Judicial Circle’s There is a way to help guardians get spe- volunteers visit with the children they rep- “We need more male volunteers. Only
Guardian ad Litem program. cific items children requested. Give cash. resent and try to ascertain what they want about 25 percent of our volunteer base
and articulate it to the court for them. is male, but 50 percent of our clients are
“We’re a child advocacy program,” said “Anyone who wants to make a cash do- That’s often hard. Many have little to no male.”
Paul Nigro, the circuit director for the nation can through Voices for Children at ability to talk due to age and other factors.
Guardian ad Litem program. “We advo- the website (www.voicesforchildrenotc. There are now 385 volunteer guardians
cate for the best interest of children who’ve org),” Nigro explained. Nigro said there are two presents all the in the 19th circuit.
been neglected and abused and are in- children need. One is more program vol-
volved in the dependency court system.” In addition to cash going to requested unteers. The other thing local children need is
items, it can go to specialized toys for spe- homes. “We do need guardians, but we
Dependency court is the civil court sys- cial-needs children. It can also go to other “While we’re appointed to 850, there are also need foster homes,” Nigro said. “You
tem that handles cases when the state in- uses for children assigned guardians as well. around 1,100 (children) under court super- can do both.”
tervenes on children’s behalf due to strong- “Our non-profit funds any kids who wants vision,” he said.
ly suspected or established danger from to try athletics, arts, music,” Nigro said. Although foster parents are not allowed
neglect or abuse. That most often means “There are a lot of kids who come into to act as the guardians for children in their
the courts have ruled to remove children Most of the children represented by the the system we’re appointed to, but we don’t homes. Information about becoming a fos-
from their parents’ care and they’re resid- Guardian ad Litem program are in foster have volunteers to give them, so they’re ter parent is at the Guardian ad Litem’s of-
ing with other family members or foster homes or with family members other than represented by staff.” fice in St. Lucie West.
homes. their parents. The state’s first aim is even-
tual reunification of those children with Guardian ad Litem volunteers, of course, More about the program is at www.
Voices for Children is collecting toys for their parents through case plans. In depen- need to love children. They also need to guardianadlitem.org.
local children in state-supervised care. Do- have some background with computers,
nors can take unopened, unwrapped toys Crossword Page B14 (SPREADING THE WORDS)
and other gifts to the Guardian ad Litem’s Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
office – 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 600, in November 29, 2019 Edition 1 PROBABILITY 1 ROMANCE
St. Lucie West. The office will accept the 9 ADMIT 3 BATHE
items during its regular hours – weekdays 10 MAGNATE 4 BEMUSE
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – until Friday, Dec. 13. 11 TUNNELS 5 LUGGAGE
Voices of Children has a large holiday list. 12 ALLOT 6 TRAIL
13 CLENCH 7 PARTICIPATE
“Right now we’re appointed to, ballpark, 15 BEATEN 8 DESTINATION
850 children,” Nigro said. 18 PLAZA 14 CHAMBER
20 SUPPORT 16 TWOSOME
The state’s 19th judicial circuit covers In- 22 TREMBLE 17 ASCENT
dian River, Martin and Okeechobee coun- 23 PHOTO 19 ALERT
ties along with St. Lucie. The largest num- 24 STORYTELLER 21 PUPIL
ber of children in its dependency cases are
in St. Lucie County. The guardian program Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13
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SAY YOUR PIECE, THEN HOLD YOUR PEACE AQ652
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q975
This is an interesting comment about a potential partner: The wrong one will find you in 96
peace and leave you in pieces, but the right one will find you in pieces and lead you to
peace. WEST 72
At the bridge table, if you do not keep your peace at the right moment, you could leave your 63
partnership’s score in pieces. Q8752 4
J 10 9 5 4
Look at today’s North hand. Partner opens one spade, and West passes. Do you agree with AKJ82
the four-spade response? After that, East doubles, South passes, and West advances with
five diamonds. What about North’s five-spade rebid? K J 10 4
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Our directory gives small business people eager to INCOME TAXES. ROOT CANAL. ONE AIRPORT DRIVE
provide services to the community an opportunity
Fortunately, we can help with the Transportation To/From PBIA and Fort Lauderdale Airport
to make themselves known to our readers at an more painful of the two. from the Treasure Coast . . . less expensive than Uber
affordable cost. This is the only service directory and Lyft. Advanced Booking Recommended.
mailed each week. If you would like your service to Call: 772-878-3703 FAX: 772-343-7287 • www.repolicpa.com
appear in our directory, please call 772-370-7983. One-Way Rates Start at $35 Airport Pick up and delivery rates available
Depending upon your location 772-621-2699
*$35 rate is from Hobe Sound
Vitalia at Tradition Final
Phase of New Homes
55+ LIVING READY NOW
Why wait to enjoy the resort-inspired lifestyle you’ve always
wanted? The amenities at Vitalia at Tradition are ready now and
absolutely fabulous. Escape big city congestion and find your
fun in the sun for less in Port St. Lucie, FL today.
The Vitalia Advantage
Natural beauty and a vacation-themed
ambiance are just the beginning. Walk,
bike or cruise in your golf cart. It’s all in
the neighborhood. We’ll meet you at the
• Lakefront Captiva Club with state-of-
the-art social, recreational and fitness
• Sparkling heated pool
• Extra-large putting green
• Tennis, pickleball and Bocce courts
• Event lawn + fire pits
The final phase of homes remain.
Homesites are situated close to the
clubhouse. Call 877-889-7055 now to
schedule your personal viewing.
Act fast for the best selection.
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