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Few places locally A ‘NOT-SO-DRY’ RUN? New student code
to be allowed to sell of conduct vetoed
medical marijuana as too complex
By Nick Samuel | Staff Writer Tropical Storm Emily spawned heavy rain bands that led to isolated flooding of roadways, including Beachland at A1A. For By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer
Even though medical marijua- the most part, the storm caused little damage here, serving only as a reminder we are approaching the height of what is
na has a wide range of proven The School Board has bowed
therapeutic benefits and its use expected to be an active hurricane season land. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD to pressure from a Gifford com-
was overwhelmingly approved by munity group and rejected the
Florida voters last November, dis- Are you in a flood zone? You might be surprised latest version of the student
pensaries will be banned in most code of conduct penned by
of Indian River County. By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer warm waters of the Atlantic or Indian River lagoon and on the school district staff as too long
the Gulf of Mexico, sometimes barrier island are in flood zones and complex.
If officials proceed as planned, Most people know hurricanes both. and face a strong likelihood of
there will be no dispensaries in and tropical weather are part of flooding, but there are inland Parents and others in the
the unincorporated areas that the risk that comes with living in What is less clear is where parcels at risk as well. district have long complained
make up the vast majority of the Florida. the danger from storm-driv- that the code is a booby trap
county. Likewise there will be en flooding is most severe. Conversely, some homes and of sorts. According to critics,
none in Fellsmere. Dispensaries The state’s low, flat landscape subdivisions right on the lagoon even though the 78-page code
will also be banned within the offers little resistance to storms Predictably, a large number is too complicated and unclear
Vero Beach city limits, except for churning nearby, feeding on the of homes and parcels along the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 for students to understand, it is
one that was grandfathered in. used to justify punishing them
for infractions they may not
The only place dispensaries have been aware of.
will be allowed in accordance
with state law is in the city of Se- LaDonna Williams, a law-
bastian. yer with five children in local
schools, said, “It took me four
“We considered the issue very hours to get to page 31 and I’m
carefully,” Sebastian Vice May-
or Andrea Coy said. “The voters CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
overwhelmingly voted for mari-
juana. Why would politicians try Schools give no raises
to deny the voters’ will?” to lowest-paid workers
CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer
The largest employer in the
NEWS 1-12 PETS 18 area, the county School Dis-
DINING B6 trict, froze the pay scale for its
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12 DRIFTWOOD SUED FOR NEGLIGENCE OVER FALL FROM DECK lowest-paid workers in 2010,
CALENDAR B15 and the budget for the coming
REAL ESTATE 19 fiscal year doesn’t do anything
B1 to stem these workers’ gradual
ARTS descent into poverty.
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Beth Walton | Staff Writer The wages of the 700 secre-
For circulation or where to pick up taries, teaching assistants, bus
your issue call: 772-226-7925 Summit Hotel Management, which oper- drivers, cafeteria workers and
ates Vero’s historic Driftwood Resort, has yet janitors represented by the
to counter punch in a mounting legal battle The outdoor deck Communication Workers of
with a former guest. where a small boy fell America union have not kept up
through a gap in the railing.
Florida resident Michael Buttress sued the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
hotel for negligence last year, alleging he fell PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
from the property’s oceanfront deck in May
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. 2014 while attempting to rescue his toddler
son who tumbled through a gap in the railing.
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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT can be suspended without any evidence
of criminal behavior. And if they have
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 previously been in trouble, suspension
can trigger incarceration.
in a Ph.D. program.”
What punishments can be meted out “There was a kid in court for his hair
and eyebrows,” Brown told the board.
for what offenses is equally unclear, ac- “Give our kids a chance in this school
cording to board member Laura Zorc. district.” He asked that proof of crimi-
She said she pored over the code after a nal activity be added to the definition of
serious incident at a local school to make gang activity.
sure proper procedure was followed,
but “could not understand what conse- Dr. Jacqueline Warrior, head of the
quence the principal should impose. NAACP education committee, said cam-
pus arrests have increased 85 percent
“I want to see it simplified,” Zorc said. since 2015, partly because of the code,
Aretha Sanders, a member of Pioneer- and that black students are arrested at a
ing Change, the newly-formed Gifford disproportionate rate.
community group that persuaded the
board to reject the code, said its “unread- Although black students make up just
ability” made it impossible for a parent 17 percent of the student population, 65
to sit down with their child and make percent of those arrested at school are
sure they understood it. black.
“They can’t be governed by something
they don’t understand,” Sanders told the Members of Pioneering Change and
board. others who spoke at the meeting where
Merchon Green, a leader of the com- the code was discussed managed to per-
munity group, said the lack of clarity suade the board to reject the flawed code,
cedes too much authority to school prin- getting several members to reverse their
cipals, making their disciplinary deci- positions and join in a unanimous vote,
sions absolute and perhaps arbitrary, not but the victory turned out to be hollow.
subject to due process.
“If the principal has final authority on During discussion on redrafting the
everything, does that leave parents and document, School Board Administrative
students with any means of appeal?” she Assistant Judy Stang said the code must
asked the board. be rewritten and available to the public
Adding insult to injury, parents must for a month before it can come up again
sign a document indicating they under- for approval.
stand school rules and consequences of
breaking them – even though the code is After that, the approved code would
virtually incomprehensible. have to go to the printer in time for
Critics say the murkiness of the code school opening in mid-August.
contributes to the criminalization of
school behavior, with kids ending up in So, although the board rejected this
juvenile court without clear cause. Some year’s revised code, there is no time to
students who are on probation can be craft, present and distribute the kind of
locked up for breaking poorly defined short, simple, straightforward code the
school rules, accelerating a downward public desires. Instead, last year’s jar-
spiral that damages their prospects in gon-filled code, which is very similar in
life. length and complexity to the code that
Tony Brown, president of the Indian was rejected, will be printed again and
River County NAACP, says the code de- continue in effect.
fines gang activity so loosely that kids
The board did direct staff to meet with
Pioneering Change and other communi-
ty members in redrafting the code, and
said it will consider putting an improved
student code of conduct into effect in the
middle of the school year.
LOWEST-PAID WORKERS half what it would have cost to give the
workers their requested raise.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Green recently replaced Assistant Su-
with increases in the cost of living since perintendent William Fritz as the School
the end of the recession, and the workers District’s representative at the negotiat-
no longer receive raises based on length ing table. Fritz had the role for four years,
of service or good job performance. up until July 1, when Superintendent
Mark Rendell terminated him after a se-
The workers, whose average yearly ries of missteps and problems.
wage is about $22,000, asked for a mod-
est 2.8 percent raise for this coming year, Fritz’s parting shot to CWA workers
but no raise was included in next year’s was paraphrased by several employees
budget. who spoke at recent School Board meet-
ings. “He said, ‘We don’t need to give you
Instead, the School Board plans to give a raise, you’re replaceable,’” they said.
them a one-time lump-sum payment of
$222 this year and another $222 “salary Under Fritz’s leadership, the School
enhancement” next year, according to District’s health insurance fund went
Assistant Superintendent Bruce Green. $7 million in deficit and required mas-
Those payments will cost the School Dis- sive cash infusions to stay afloat. As a
trict $344,000 over two years – less than result, support staff were hit with large
health-insurance premium increases
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last school year, with some seeing their SHERIFF LOAR’S OFFICE FACES
costs spike as much as 182 percent, while MULTIPLE CIVIL LAWSUITS
their wages remained static.
By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Sheriff Deryl Loar. injuries sustained were caused by Brown
Support staff is the only School Dis- and her own negligence.
trict work group whose pay has not un- Indian River County’s top lawman has fugitive at a nearby residence when Brown
dergone study and updates. been sued and is headed to trial next week and her acquaintance pulled up behind his The two parties attempted mediation in
for an automobile accident involving one of vehicle. June but court documents show the out-
Fritz justified the lack of regular 5-, his deputies that happened three years ago. come was impasse.
10- and 15-year step raises by saying pay Her lawyers claim negligence and are
in Indian River County School District is Defending himself, his employees and seeking damages for injuries Brown alleges Under Florida law, auto insurance only
comparable to nearby school districts, his department in court is not that uncom- she sustained in the June 2014 crash, even covers the first $10,000 when someone is in-
but CWA Vice President Custodial Staff mon for Sheriff Deryl Loar, who is currently though an accident report filed at the time jured in a car accident. If someone’s medical
Representative Maureen Weisberg said involved in three civil suits. More often than notes no significant damage to either vehi- costs soar above that amount, suing is “the
the School District, as the largest em- not, for a case to go forward, the sheriff him- cle and that Brown said she was not hurt. only avenue that someone has,” Felice said.
ployer, is contributing to the rising pov- self has to be named.
erty rate in the county. Felice wouldn’t stipulate before trial Brown’s case was initially filed against
Brown v. Loar is set to go to trial Aug. 8 how Brown was hurt, but said the accident Ronald Adamson, the deputy driving the
“In Indian River County 22.5 percent in the courtroom of Circuit 19 Judge Paul caused a “significant” injury and required SUV and the Indian River Sheriff’s office, but
of children are living in poverty,” Weis- Kanarek. “significant” medical treatment. was not allowed to go forward.
berg said. “Who are these children and
their parents? Sadly, they are your sup- Olivia Brown, the plaintiff in the case, was The Sherriff’s Office has argued that any Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is not
port staff.” sitting in the passenger seat of a black Nis- a legal entity capable of being sued, success-
san Altima when a deputy in an SUV-style fully argued Adriana Jisa with Purdy, Jolly,
A teacher assistant with the school Chevrolet Tahoe shifted into reverse and Giuffreda & Barranco in Fort Lauderdale in
district for 15 years shared her pay stubs smashed into the car. a June 2015 motion to dismiss Brown’s law-
with Vero Beach 32963, asking for an- suit. “To the extent that a governmental en-
onymity for fear of reprisal. She makes Timothy Felice, of Felice & Ehrlich in Palm tity is liable for any conduct as alleged, such
$21,343 a year now and made $20,394 Beach Gardens, said Brown and an acquain- suit is properly brought against the named
four years ago, a $949 increase averaging tance went to the location to attend a child’s office holder,” Jisa wrote.
$237 a year. birthday party and parked in a line of cars on
the side of a residential street. “When suits are brought against this de-
She was paying $490 a month for fam- partment, the legal entity is the Office of
ily health coverage, but when the School At the time of the accident, the deputy the Sheriff,” said James Harpring, general
Board raised it to $870 a month last De- told the responding officers that he didn’t
cember, she dropped to single coverage see the Nissan. He had been searching for a CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
at $212 a month.
She’s been rated highly effective many
years but dedication guarantees noth-
ing, she said. “The School Board doesn’t
care about us.”
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Buggy Bunch renovating old building in Vero’s downtown
By Beth Walton | Staff Writer was erected downtown during the post- camping trips, cooking classes, exercise The one thing everyone has is com-
WWII building boom, for $530,000. Inte- groups, play groups, financial literacy mon is motherhood.
The Buggy Bunch, which promotes it- rior demolition of the 9,000-square-foot events, Bible studies and guest speakers.
self as “the fastest growing mom’s group space is set to begin this week with con- There are mom mentors, free diapers and The Buggy Bunch began when four
in the State of Florida,” has taken over the struction of new office and activity space teenage mother support groups. new mothers from Indian River County
old Vero Furniture Mart at the corner of following soon after. got together to exercise and socialize af-
21st Street and 15th Avenue with plans “It’s moms from all walks of life, from ter giving birth. As they walked back and
to renovate the building, transforming it The club, which was founded in 2009, the island, from the mainland, from forth across the Merrill Barber Bridge,
into a community center with designated offers a wide range of classes, activities, Fellsmere, Gifford, the Highlands and they met other women in the same stage
stroller parking. trips and support services for island and Sebastian,” Sartain said. “[There are] old of life, and within eight months the group
mainland mothers, said Executive Di- moms, young moms, grandmas, 13-year- expanded to 500 mothers, all with differ-
The popular mother’s club bought rector Kelly Sartain. There are picnics, olds with babies.” ent needs, abilities and resources.
the Art Deco-inspired building, which
Getting organized, the women formed
a faith-based nonprofit organization to
meet the needs of all the members. There
were grandmothers wanting to donate
their time and young pregnant teens
needing support and advice, Sartain said.
Some mothers couldn’t afford diapers.
Others were struggling to help their pre-
mature babies thrive.
Rapid growth continued and Sartain
said the group now has 7,700 members.
Hundreds of people came to a recent
diaper drive hosted by The Buggy Bunch,
and the organization has a goal of giving
out 100,000 diapers a year, she added.
The Buggy Bunch launched a capital
campaign in October 2016 to purchase
the old Vero Furniture Mart and renovate
Its current 300-square-foot office near
the intersection of 58th Avenue and 20th
Street was no longer large enough for the
staff of 15, Sartain said.
Meetings were taking place in restau-
rants and cafes to accommodate guests.
Programs held at churches, businesses,
community centers and parks were fill-
ing up so fast that interested participants
had to be put on a waiting list.
“If you have your own space, you can
have classes all day long every day of
week and on Sunday,” Sartain said.
Renovations include slight modifica-
tions to the exterior of the building and
upgrades inside. The second-floor indoor
balcony will be expanded to maximize
In the first four months of its cam-
paign, The Buggy Bunch raised $1.2 mil-
lion, mostly from island residents. It’s
now up to $1.8 million in cash and pledg-
es and is hoping the entire community
will help them cross the finish line.
The goal is to raise $2 million, said
Debbie Morgan, media relations manag-
er for the group. Chances are everyone in
the county has been touched by The Bug-
gy Bunch in some way, she said. Either
they know a mom involved or someone
else who has benefited from the pro-
“(This building) is for the community,”
For more information on The Buggy
Bunch and renovation project go to: www.
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Serving mainland Indian River County
MEDICAL MARIJUANA The attorney said another reason why made changes in June to the law. for physical security,” Touchberry said.
commissioners are willing to ban dis- Local law enforcement agencies have “There would have to be a city ordinance
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 pensaries is because residents will have put in place for protection.”
access to them in Sebastian and at one lo- a neutral stance on the issue, according
Vero, Fellsmere and county officials cation in Vero Beach that was approved in to the Sebastian and Fellsmere Police De- The Florida Medical Marijuana Legal-
say a lack of local control over dispensa- May before the state law was passed. partments. ization Initiative, or Amendment 2, was
ry locations is the main factor pushing approved Nov. 8, 2016 by some 70 per-
them to ban the sale of medical marijua- Even though Vero Beach plans to block “It’s not law enforcement’s role to de- cent of Florida voters.
na in their jurisdictions. additional medical marijuana facilities, termine what the law should be,” Sebas-
that one dispensary on Commerce Ave- tian police spokesman Commander John The amendment states qualifying pa-
After months of fumbling around on nue will still be allowed to open, said Vero Blackledge said. “Our responsibility is to tients with certain diseases or conditions
the issue, the Florida State Legislature Beach City Manager Jim O’Connor. carry out the will of elected officials.” who use medical marijuana are not sub-
passed the Medical Use of Marijuana Act ject to civil or criminal punishment un-
on June 9. It limits local government’s O’Connor said the Vero City Council “It’s not for me to decide,” said Fells- der Florida law. Diseases and conditions
control over dispensary locations, giving last month voted to place a moratorium mere police Chief Keith Touchberry. He covered by the amendment and subse-
them the choice of allowing dispensaries on dispensaries until a city code that also said his biggest concern would be quent state law include cancer, epilepsy,
anywhere a pharmacy can be placed or conformed to the state could be written. protecting the facilities. Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and
banning them altogether. He said an ordinance to ban the dispen- a number of others.
saries will be presented to the City Coun- “There’s no state requirement for
“Given the stark choices, the board cil later this month. law enforcement to be at the buildings
decided to go with banning,” said Coun-
ty Attorney Dylan Reingold. “The board “We don’t like that the state law will
wouldn’t have prohibited the dispensa- allow them in any commercial zone,”
ries if the state would’ve given them more O’Connor said. “We feel this is a new in-
control. dustry that needs more regulation.”
“We wouldn’t be able to control them Fellsmere also plans to ban the dispen-
if they’re near churches, residential dis- saries, said City Manager Jason Nune-
tricts or too close to each other,” Rein- maker.
He said the main concern for Fells-
The law does state that dispensaries mere was that a majority of other juris-
may not be within 500 feet of a public or dictions on the Treasure Coast were ban-
private elementary, middle or secondary ning them.
school, said Sheriff’s spokesman Maj.
Eric Flowers, but it imposes few other re- “We were concerned about the impact
strictions on locations. it would have on the city if we were one of
the few areas that allowed them,” Nune-
“If the county wants to ban them, we maker said. “I don’t think we’re prepared
would support them,” Flowers said. for it.”
Reingold said the county commission- That thinking did not sway the Sebas-
ers earlier this month voted 5-0 for a draft tian City Council, which unanimously
ordinance to ban the dispensaries. He approved an ordinance in favor of the
said he’ll present the draft ordinance at a facilities in March and April, City Clerk
public hearing set for August 15. Jeanette Williams said. Council members
stuck by their decision after the state
SHERIFF’S OFFICE FACES SUITS ation of the case that there is liability, or to
put it another way, if we don’t believe that
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 our employees did anything wrong, then we
will vigorously defend the case,” he said.
counsel and undersheriff at the Indian River
County Sheriff’s Office. “Since at this partic- The courthouse doors are open to any-
ular time Loar is the sheriff, he is the person one who wants to file a lawsuit, Harpring
that has to be named in court filings.” continued. Complaints themselves don’t
indicate a governmental entity did any-
Loar’s legal team, which includes outside thing wrong.
counsel on an as needed basis, is also fight-
ing a suit from a former jail employee, Mario Nonetheless, none can be ignored, he
Pratt. Pratt says he was fired because of his said, recalling the time a former inmate sued
race after an October 2013 incident at the the sheriff alleging he was given commis-
jail. The Sheriff’s Office has denied wrong- sary items like peanut butter crackers, even
doing. though he was allergic.
The third current lawsuit was brought The jail wouldn’t have provided some-
against the Sheriff by Andrew Coffee IV, who thing like that unless he was purchasing
alleges he sustained serious and unneces- them, but the department still had to pre-
sary injuries from the bite of a police K-9 dog pare a defense, Harping said. The Indian
in the summer of 2013. River Sheriff’s Office pays premiums on a
case-by-case basis to the Florida Sherriffs’
Coffee IV has since been charged with Risk Management Fund to cover legal ex-
murder, attempted murder and other crimes penses.
after a March shootout with police that re-
sulted in the death of a 21-year-old woman Often, a for-profit business will settle
and the wounding of a deputy. pending civil suits because the cost-bene-
fit analysis shows that is more economical
Paperwork has yet to be filed on behalf of than going to court, but the Sheriff’s Of-
the Sheriff’s Office in response to Coffee IV’s fice fears that settling civil cases brought
complaint and Harpring declined to com- against it out of court would open a flood-
ment on open investigations. gate of lawsuits. “As a government entity,
we have to be better stewards of the tax
“Generally, the philosophy of the sheriff is payer dollars,” Harpring said.
that if we don’t believe based on our evalu-
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463-6500 DRIFTWOOD INN the Driftwood deck, his 16-month-old
Regency Square son fell through the gap in the railing cre-
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ating an emergency situation which Mr.
Buttress, as a loving father, instinctively
Licensed & Insured Judge Paul Kanarek last Wednesday responded to.”
granted Buttress’ motion for a default
judgment after Driftwood’s management The child was not hurt, but his father
company failed to respond to the De- struck his head and injured his neck so
cember 2016 filing. seriously he required surgery, Huber said.
At the time, the accident was reported to
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office served hotel staff and the Indian River County
the Indialantic-based company with the Fire Rescue responded, he said.
civil action summons March 17, 2017,
according to an affidavit filed with the County records confirm Fire Rescue
court. responded to the incident. No one was
taken to the hospital at that time, but
Yet, the management firm made no le- Huber alleges Buttress’ injury resulted in
gal response to the complaint or a July 5 pain, physical impairment and mental
hearing notice, leaving Buttress’ lawyer to anguish. There were medical expenses
advocate for his client in front of a judge and lost earnings as a consequence.
last week alone and without dissent.
In his complaint for damages in excess
The defendants now have a small win- of $15,000, Huber argues that Summit
dow of time to obtain a relief from judg- had a duty to provide reasonable care and
ment and regain the opportunity to liti- ensure its facility was safe for all guests.
gate the case.
Huber wrote there was no warning the
Driftwood Resort General Manager guardrail was faulty, and alleges it wasn’t
Jean Radlet seemed to be unaware of the being inspected or maintained properly.
lawsuit when contacted by Vero Beach
32963 last week and declined to com- “We are alleging that a dangerous con-
ment for this article. dition was created on The Driftwood
premises by having ineffective/improper
Summit Hotel Management Company railing around the deck despite the fact
did not respond to a request for com- that there is a considerable drop to the
ment. ground and it was foreseeable that chil-
dren would be in the area,” Huber said.
“Mr. Buttress and his family were pa-
trons of The Driftwood and had gone “If the dangerous condition had not
down to the beach with their children,” been created, the emergency situation –
said Gregory Huber with Zele Huber Trial a child falling through the railing – nev-
Attorneys in Jupiter. er would have occurred and Mr. Buttress
would not have been seriously injured
“Afterwards, while Mr. Buttress and his trying to rescue his son.”
family were cleaning up at the shower on
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Being late to party slowing construction of Shores cell tower
By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer al tower leases – or any new tower leases, jor shift in the cell-tower industry. tract with Datapath to take a lesser cut of
[email protected] for that matter. “Out of nowhere, all the major carriers the lease revenues. “It’s never really been
about the money – it’s about the service,”
Speculation spread like wildfire through Stabe wrote to the council Friday after- decided they were no longer going to pay Stabe said.
Indian River Shores last week that the noon, in response to a flurry of rumor-fu- $3,000 to $5,000 or more per month for
much-anticipated cell tower project be- eled questions, “I feel it is important to cell tower space. Datapath was looking at Technology has also changed. In states
hind the town complex was dead. In re- remind Council that during the two-plus around $4,000 to $4,500 per month for the like Florida, micro transmitters are now le-
sponse, clearly frustrated, Town Manager years Council spent obtaining propagation top spot. At this point, tower companies gal on every utility pole on the public right
Robbie Stabe blasted the long-paralyzed studies . . . [holding] workshops with resi- are lucky if they can get $2,000/month for of way, and those are much cheaper and
Town Council and the pack of naysayers dents intent on doing away with the tower the top location. This significantly affected quicker to build.
who slowed progress on the project for the idea, and . . . [arguing] about the cell tower our situation,” Stabe said in his email.
pickle the Shores now finds itself in. location/type/height/etc., there was a ma- “Datapath cannot legally start build-
The town already renegotiated its con-
For more than a decade, Shores resi- CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
dents have muddled through daily life with
weak, spotty cell service, but the “not in my
back yard” folks repeatedly blocked efforts
to build a tower back when the market for
smartphones was exploding and carriers
were fighting hard for customers by tout-
ing better coverage, and faster Internet and
Every time town residents who feared the
sight of a tower would destroy their quality
of life hired a lawyer and the town received a
letter threatening litigation, the council lost
its nerve and the project was shelved.
Faced with lost police and medical calls
over computers in patrol cars, the Shores
Public Safety Department invested in sig-
nal boosters for all its vehicles, just to be
able to function. Many residents also pur-
chased signal boosters to be able to use
cellphones inside their homes.
But realtors complained that the lack of
decent cell service was running buyers off
– especially younger buyers or semi-retired
people trying to telecommute or still oper-
ate a business or professional practice. It
made the town look backward.
The lack of this important amenity was
a deal-breaker on some very big real es-
tate deals, John’s Island Real Estate bro-
ker-owner Bob Gibb and others told the
Town Council during the endless public
hearings on the tower.
Meanwhile, the world was changing
while the Shores stood still.
The market became saturated with
smartphones. Every 10-year-old and ev-
ery 80-year-old has one now, and phone
numbers are portable from carrier to carri-
er. Service providers are no longer arguing
over who has better coverage. The war now
is over price.
On June 23, the Wall Street Journal re-
ported, “The consumer-price index for
wireless phone service, an indicator of
current offers from cellphone service pro-
viders, dropped 12.5 percent in May from
a year ago, according to the Labor Depart-
ment. The index was down 13 percent in
April, the largest decline in the history of
the category. ... Beyond the consumer im-
pact, the rapid collapse in the industry’s
pricing power will ripple through its profit
margins, federal regulations and antitrust
Lower profits for service providers
mean less money to invest in costly annu-
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Your Plumbing and SHORES CELL TOWER ing to town officials who let that name
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 despite the fact that information was sup-
posed to be kept hush-hush – has taken a
ing the tower without at least one carrier look-see at the Shores site, and at the plans.
signed on to rent space. We are complete-
ly at the mercy of the carrier at this point,” “They sent one of their own environ-
Stabe said. “Fortunately, they budgeted to mental engineers to view the tower site last
get on our tower, that alone speeds up the month to locate the Public Safety fuel tanks
process by one fiscal year. However, they and the closest electrical transformer,”
are also working on renting space on hun- Stabe said. “Then earlier this week, the car-
dreds of other cell towers across the nation rier requested a copy of the environmental
and while ours is in the pile with all the survey that Datapath obtained over a year
others, we don’t know where it is or when ago. So, there is movement and movement
they will sign the lease.” is a good sign.”
Stabe said he has confirmed all of this Stabe promised to tell the Town Coun-
with industry experts, including a town cil the minute that first carrier signs and
resident in the business – as well as the the tower is officially a go. The town has
consultants the town hired, at the behest of already budgeted the $150,000 cash for its
the naysayers – to ensure that Shores resi- portion of the construction of the 115-foot
dents were not getting ripped off. stealth monopine tower that will look like
a massive Christmas tree. Construction is
There is some good news, however. The expected to take 60 to 90 days when and if
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The flood zone also stretches to within Indian River Medical Center is close to
a half-mile of Interstate 95 near the county the edge of a zone where flooding caused
landfill. by a heavy storm surge could have an im-
Vero Lake Estates is another area far in- Rather than scramble to relocate pa-
land that is surprisingly prone to floods. tients and staff further inland during a
Though it borders FEMA designated rural storm event, LoPresti has helped create a
flood zones in Fellsmere and Sebastian, its plan to evacuate those inside the hospital
official flood designation is under dispute. vertically.
Nevertheless, according to county officials, Instead of fleeing, they would move to
it is subject to inundation. higher hospital floors to escape rising water.
Similarly, LoPresti has evacuation plans
At the same time, there are neighbor- in place for several nursing homes and as-
hoods that, because of proximity to the sisted living facilities located near the hos-
ocean or lagoon, seem likely candidates pital.
for flooding that are not in a FEMA flood There’s no room for complacency.
zone. “Andrew taught us what a hurricane can
do,” LoPresti said of the Category 5 hurri-
One of those is The Moorings, a large cane that decimated Miami in 1992, doing
yacht and country club community on the more than $25 billion in damage in Florida
island that is laced with inlets and coves. and claiming a number of lives.
Well engineered when it was created in the
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Bucs stop here for arrrrsome Vero Beach Pirate Festival
By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer From left: Charles Sigg and Linda Seok; Ivette Figueroa and Gabe Grisalez PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD lywags had to say was, “Argh!” and “Shiver
me timbers matey.”
When a crew of marauding pirates got the Little Buccaneer Kids Zone and, to history reenactments. There were plenty
wind that there was a trove of treasure further their knowledge, little pirates in of treasure hunters, artists, authors and With temperatures soaring into the 90s,
to be had in Vero Beach, the brigands training took a turn through historical historians on hand to answer questions attendees sought shelter under the big
dropped anchor off Riverside Park last encampments, hunting for treasure, tying for those tempted by the seafaring life tent to quench their thirst, enjoy mari-
weekend for the third annual Vero Beach knots, earning eye patches and fending and people could pay their respects at the time songs and nibble on dragon toes and
Pirate Festival. Not even summer rains off others with balloon cutlasses. Some Boneyard, a makeshift memorial honor- tails before turning their attention to the
could deter the privateers from their “ruffians” even found themselves locked ing the more than 1,000 souls who were wandering minstrels, sword fights and
swashbuckling debauchery as the festival up in the stockade. lost to a watery grave in 1715. weapons demonstrations.
kicked off Friday with all the fanfare befit-
ting the most ruthless of cutthroats. Little ones could also test their met- Captain Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard Those festival-goers wanting to test
tle on the Avenger, a 40-foot pirate ship were among the cutthroats found roam- their intelligence-gathering skills made
As every pirate worth his salt knows, with five decks to conquer, heard tales of ing about the island. When asked their their way through the park on the hunt
there’s still treasure to be discovered off life on the high seas and watched living plans for our island paradise, all the scal- for wanted pirates by following a treasure
the shores of Vero Beach. Remnants were map where “X” marked the spot, leading
spread across the ocean floor more than to interesting characters.
300 years ago when 11 of the 12 ships in
the 1715 Treasure Fleet ferrying Spanish “We’re expecting between 15,000 and
treasure were lost at sea in the midst of a 20,000 people to visit the festival,” said
hurricane. Kathy Gilbert, festival organizer, noting
that to spice things up a bit, a mermaid
Billed as a three-day family-friendly tank and additional pirate ships were
celebration of piracy, there was plenty for added this year. “There’s something for
mature swashbucklers to enjoy as well. everyone to enjoy as we commemorate
Friday evening an adults-only Pirate Ball the 1715 Treasure fleet.”
gave the young at heart an excuse to dress
up as brigands and tip back a pint of beer Hosted by the Vero Beach Chamber of
or bottle of rum while listening to rau- Commerce, the Vero Beach Pirate Festival
cous sea shanties and ballads. A few brave began as a means to attract summer vis-
souls even walked the plank to show off itors while celebrating the rich history of
their best pirate and wench finery in a the Treasure Coast.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit
Youngsters reveled in pirate games in the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise
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Steward Health outlines its ‘model’ for area hospitals
By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer a physician-led integrated delivery system Dr. Mark Girard. we can in the most cost-efficient manner
[email protected] … [that is] fundamentally different than that we can that is accessible, affordable
anything else that’s happened down here.” PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE and sustainable.”
Spotting a polar bear here on the Trea-
sure Coast in July or August is definitely not Change – at least in terms of ownership – chased by Humana Corp., which in turn Becker’s Hospital Review cites Steward
a common occurrence. is nothing new at SRMC. The hospital first sold it to Health Management Associates in as one of the “integrated health systems to
opened its doors in 1974. In 1978 it was pur- 1993. In 2014, HMA was acquired by Com- know” with its focus on “the continuum of
At least, it isn’t unless the polar bear in munity Health Systems, which sold SRMC care from wellness and preventive services
question just happens to be Dr. Mark Gi- to Steward earlier this year, making the to urgent care, inpatient care and outpa-
rard, a graduate of Maine’s Bowdoin Col- Boston-based company the fifth owner of tient care.”
lege (whose mascot is the polar bear) as the Sebastian hospital.
well as Harvard Medical School. Steward turns to data, analytics and,
What is new is the Steward model. in some cases, proprietary software to ac-
Girard, an interventional radiologist, In the past two decades, many U.S. complish its goals and make its healthcare
also happens to be the president of the hospitals chose a centralized approach to model more efficient.
Steward Health Care Network, which in healthcare, buying individual physicians’
February purchased Sebastian River Med- practices and putting those physicians di- That, says Girard, includes much more
ical Center along with the Wuesthoff med- rectly on hospital payrolls, often swelling than just the advanced electronic medi-
ical centers in Melbourne and Rockledge. costs and driving consumer prices upward. cal records system that allows all Steward
Steward’s model, according to Girard, is providers instant access to patient medical
Three months later, Steward set in mo- different. “We don’t think of ourselves as records both in and out of the hospital.
tion a merger with IASIS Healthcare LLC, just a hospital company. We think of our-
a Tennessee-based company that operates selves as a physician-led integrated deliv- “We’re a very analytic-driven organiza-
18 hospitals. If approved, the merger will ery system. We try to coordinate care from tion,” Girard says warming up to the top-
make Boston-based Steward the largest the home to the hospital and really encour- ic. “It’s not about what we think [might be]
for-profit hospital operator in the country, age and collaborate with [other] providers the right thing to do, it’s about looking at
with 36 hospitals in 10 states. to do the right care in the right location and what the data tells us is the right thing to
in the right amount. do,” adding that, “We’ll begin to improve
Girard was in town last week to vis- “We collaborate with all providers. Our care where we think there’s a quality op-
it SRMC and the newly acquired medical goal is to achieve the highest quality care portunity and fill service-line gaps where
centers in Brevard County and talk about we think that there are needs here in the
how Steward plans to improve healthcare community.
at the three facilities.
“We know that there’s a lot of care done
“The first thing we’re trying to do,” ex- in a hospital-based setting that if you did it
plains Girard, is “implement our model of in a more convenient location, whether it’s
a doctor’s office or a lab out in the commu-
nity – whatever the case may be – you could
reduce total medical expense by 10 or 15
percent with comparable quality,” accord-
ing to Girard.
“Our goal is to make this work for the
people of Rockledge, the people of Mel-
bourne and the people here in the Sebas-
tian River area. If we’re doing our job [they]
should see better care that’s more afford-
able and more accessible with a focus on
keeping you well and not just treating you
when you’re sick.”
Girard is now back at Steward headquar-
ters in Boston but the specific recommen-
dations he makes for Sebastian, Rockledge
and Melbourne will soon be going into ef-
fect at all three Treasure Coast facilities.
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Do’s and don’ts of CPAP cleaning (and yes, Scotch works)
By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer After nearly 16 years of helping sleep
[email protected] apnea patients get the most out of their
CPAP therapy, Misserville has seen just
Millions of Americans use continuous about every wrong way people attempt
positive air pressure – or CPAP – ma- to clean their equipment. And it’s not just
chines to combat obstructive sleep ap- first-time users, either.
“I have patients coming in here that
Far fewer, however, properly perform got all set up five or eight months ago,”
the essential task of cleaning the tubes, Misserville volunteers, “and they still
tubs, masks and filters that come with come in with questions.”
these life-saving devices.
That’s actually fine by Misserville, be-
Just ask Mike Misserville at Vero cause, as he puts it, “we’re here to help
Beach’s Perkins Medical Supply on 10th the public. We’re here for people.”
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And Phillips Respironics, one of the soap like Ivory. Change the CPAP ma-
leading manufacturers of CPAP devic- chine’s air filter at least every 30 days and
es, says a great many people need that rinse out the humidifier tub daily with
help. Phillips calls the proper cleaning of the same Ivory soap and water, shake out
CPAP supplies “absolutely essential” and the excess and leave it out of the sunlight
“vitally important” but adds it’s often to air-dry. A water and vinegar solution
overlooked. can also be used.
The Sleep Apnea Center of Ameri- Misserville also recommends cleaning
ca gets more graphic. It points out that the tubing every week with either a vine-
CPAP hoses, tubing, humidifier tubs and gar and water solution or soap and water;
masks are “prime breeding grounds for a but never even think about using bleach
wide variety of bacteria and mold.” to clean your CPAP supplies. Misserville
says he’s had customers who turned to
The last thing anyone needs is mold or Clorox and promptly regretted it.
bacteria finding their way into the lungs.
“When you use the mild soap,” says
Obstructive sleep apnea is “a serious Misserville, “it’s killing about 75 percent
sleep disorder [that] causes breathing to of germs. When you use the vinegar and
repeatedly stop and start during sleep,” water, it’s going to kill about 80 percent of
according to the Mayo Clinic. bacteria and germs.”
It can lead to a host of problems in- If you’ve got a spare $327 or so to
cluding “coronary artery disease, heart spend, you can kill 99.9 percent of those
attack, heart failure and stroke” along bacteria and germs with an automat-
with “memory problems, mood swings ed sterilizer called a “SoClean” device
and depression,” and if mold spores or which attaches to your CPAP and cleans
bacteria find their way into the bronchi- the mask, tubing, humidifier tub as well
oles and alveoli inside the lungs, things as the rest of the machine. The SoClean,
can get worse. Fast. however, is not covered by Medicare.
Turning to the doctor who prescribed There are also other solutions to keep-
your CPAP machine for advice on how ing the equip germ-free, including one
to maintain it properly may not be much that would have played well on the ac-
help. claimed 2007-2015 AMC TV series “Mad
In many cases those physicians have
never used – let alone attempted to clean A wry smile instantly crosses Misser-
– the various components of a CPAP ma- ville’s face when he says, “I did have a
chine. They simply “farm out” the pro- patient who used Scotch. And that does
cess of shipping these devices and acces- work.”
sories to medical warehouse operations
like Apria Healthcare. Whether bonded or blended, Misser-
ville maintains, Scotch “will kill about
Because preventing the growth of bac- 95 percent of bacteria and you’ll get the
teria and mold is so important, many smell of the scotch all night,” he adds,
people automatically reach for anti-bac- rolling his eyes, “and that might just put
terial soaps. That, Misserville says, is you to sleep quicker.”
a bad call because, as he says, the soap
“starts to eat away” the structural and For more detailed information on
chemical integrity of the various compo- cleaning your CPAP machine and accesso-
nents. ries, Misserville invites people to visit any
Perkins Medical Supply store or to call him
Fortunately there is an easy way to at 772-569-3798 and come in for a consul-
keep your CPAP equipment safe and tation.
clean – simply clean the face mask every
morning with a mild, non-anti-bacterial
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Drop in men’s sperm quality is fertile ground for concern
By ARIANA EUNJUNG CHA | The Washington Post Dr. Shanna H. Swan, one of the authors of the new of the most recent ones have also noted a may be happening to sperm. Many scien-
study published in the Human Reproduction Update. decline in aspects of sperm quality. A study tists say the most sensitive period may be
The quality of sperm from men in North published earlier this year about China’s during the first trimester, when the devel-
America, Europe and Australia has de- Researchers said Hunan province found that 56 percent of oping fetus’ reproductive system may be
clined dramatically over the past 40 years, the declining sperm sperm donations met the criteria for health impacted by a mother smoking, stress she
with a 52.4 percent drop in sperm concen- counts are a ‘canary in 2001 vs. only 18 percent in 2015.) experienced or food she ate. Exposure to
tration, according to a study published last chemicals that can change hormone levels,
week. in the coal mine’ The most important data points in the known as endocrine disrupters, are among
signaling that men new study involved sperm concentrations the issues being studied.
The research – the largest and most com- around the world for what are known as “unselected” men
prehensive look at the topic, involving data who haven’t yet proven they are fertile. Over the life span, men are also exposed
from 185 studies and 42,000 men around may be being These are men in the studies who are on to a number of other things that could po-
the world between 1973 and 2011 – appears exposed to broader the younger side and are not yet fathers or tentially influence sperm concentration:
to confirm fears that male reproductive risks to their health. do not have partners who are pregnant. pesticides, lead, X-rays, stress and count-
health may be declining. Researchers estimated that these men less other factors.
and Africa. Swan explained that this could had an average sperm concentration of 99
The state of male fertility has been one of mean that there’s something specific to million per milliliter in 1973 but that had The changes in the womb can cause per-
the most hotly debated subjects in medical certain cultures or regions that affects dropped to an average 47 million per mil- manent damage, Swan explained, while
science in recent years. While a number of sperm, but that it’s also possible that there liliter in 2011. the adult exposures are mostly reversible.
previous studies found that sperm counts just isn’t enough data yet to draw firm con-
and quality have been falling, some dis- clusions about the rest of the world. There That is a disturbing number given that, The issue of sperm isn’t just about hav-
missed or criticized the studies over factors have been far fewer sperm studies con- according to World Health Organization ing babies.
such as the age of the men included, the ducted in non-Western countries. (Some criteria, men with a sperm concentration
size of the study, bias in counting systems of less than 40 million are considered to It has larger implications for men’s
or other aspects of the methodologies. have an impaired chance of conceiving health. Poor sperm health has been linked
and those with a sperm concentration of to cardiovascular issues, obesity, cancer
Some of the other concerns are outlined less than 15 million per milliliter are un- and more generally to higher rates of hos-
in an analysis published by the American likely to be able to have children. pitalization and death. While men’s life
Society of Andrology, which focuses on the expectancy is increasing overall thanks to
male reproductive system. The skepticism These numbers mean “surprisingly advances in medical care, nutrition and
also has to do with the difficulty of com- higher proportions of men are falling into sanitation, it isn’t unthinkable that that
paring records from a fertility center in the the infertile and sub fertile categories,” could one day reverse.
1970s with one from today and with the fact Swan said.
a single man’s sperm count may fluctuate “Having a low sperm count is a signal,”
during his life span due to his weight, use There are numerous theories about what Swan said, “that there’s something wrong
of alcohol and many other factors. in men’s health overall.”
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Bonz says Critter and Freddie are a delightful duo
Hi Dog Buddies! Utah, then to Florida. At first, Mom Critter and Freddie. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
was Not Thrilled, but I was Super out. “I have this chewing
This week I had a fun yap with Critter and Cute, of course, so she decided to try
Freddie Meyer, who live with their Mom, Kar- me out for a month, and she called thing. On leash walks, I hold the leash in my zy in, if I
li. They greeted me an my assistant in a very First Dibs, just in case. Well, I wasn’t
frenly way. We hadda be careful to not step on exactly a Shoo-In. I was what Mom mouth and chew it while we walk. We have say so myself.”
’em during the Wag-and-Sniffs, cuz they were calls A Handful. I’ve always had a
real liddle. lotta energy an I’m not snoozy like cool pooch and human neighbors, too. The His Mom brought in a bag of costumes.
Freddie. No offense. But, finally,
Critter is a hundred percent Pomeranian, thank Lassie, my Adorable Factor humans give me nicknames like Pixel, Chick- She put a punkin outfit on Critter, an orange
and hadda good lookin’, seriously fluffy gold saved the day. Now Mom calls us
coat. He looked like cotton candy with a little Snarky and Snarkier. But we know pea and Creamsicle, cuzza my color, I guess.” hood with green leaves on top, with his fluffy
fox face in the middle. Freddie’s a long-haired she loves us. She even painted this
Chihuahua who’s called tri-color cuzza bein’ Cool Kibbles pickshure of me. Freddie chimed in. “Aunt Jeni an Uncle ears sticking out on the sides. I thought I’d fall
black an white an gold. I thought he looked She’s an artist. Look!”
sorta like that gremlin from the movie. Frank think Critter’s hilarious. He can really right over laughing, but restrained myself so I
He pointed to a portrait on
Critter did the intros then settled into his the wall of Freddie with leafy make ’em laugh. Not me, though. To tell you wouldn’t get The Look. Then she put Freddie’s
Mom’s lap. Freddie plopped down beside the stuff in the background. Looked
couch. I got my notebook out. “So, how did just like him, big boogly eyes the true, Mr. Bonzo, I don’t play – just never devil outfit on and he made a scary face. I to-
you pooches find your Forever Mom?” I in- an everything. “Woof! Sweeet!”
quired. I exclaimed. “So what’s life like these learned how. I don’t like toys either, an I get tally lost it.
“I’ll start,” said Freddie. “I was what hu- kinda nervous when Critter tears all over the “You pooches are Super Cool Dog Biscuits!”
mans called a Stud, which I think means a “It’s great,” said Critter. “We get three
professional puppydaddy. But I didn’t ever squares a day. An we ride in this pawsome red place. Like, when somebody flushes the toi- Heading home, I was picturing a big por-
see my puppies, which made me sad. I wud- Radio Flyer wagon with wooden sides an a
da been a good Dad. Anyway, there was a big special cooler! Every night, when Mom reads let, Critter will stand there watchin’ and his trait of me in a nice frame, hanging over the
bunch of us in this house, an then the neigh- in bed, we get chewy sticks. But we don’t start
bors decided we couldn’t stay and they boot- chewin’ ’em til Mom opens her book. That’s head goes round an round with the water. I mantle. An trying to remember whether we
ed us out – me an seven lady pooches. Thank our roo-TEEN. An Mom got bells for our col-
Lassie, some nice humans rescued us an Dr. lars so she’ll know where we are at All Times.” mean, REALLY? If he gets too obnoxious, I just have a mantle – and what exactly a mantle is.
George spiffed us all up. Meanwhile, Mom He lowered his voice. “They’re CAT bells. She
heard about our sit-chew-ashun. Her other thinks we don’t know. Ackshully we don’t re- bare my teeth and give him The Look. Then Till next time,
dogs were all in Dog Heaven, so she checked ally mind that much. They’re the right size
us out and found – ME!” for us. Plus, now we have little thingys on our I think I look like that gremlin in the movie, The Bonz
collars so Mom can track our whereabouts on sorta scary, and Critter backs off.”
“Cool Kibbles!” I said. her phone.
“OK, now me,” said Critter. “Mom has “You DO look scary, Fredster,” Critter said.
worked with dogs an dog rescue groups for a “Oh, we also have another brother, Birdie,
long time, but her regular work is over at Ron he’s a rescue parakeet.” He pointed to a big “An can I help it if I’m enthusiastic?” Don’t Be Shy
Rennick, where humans are always dropping cage by the window. “Birdie learned to bark, “Woof!” I thought to myself, “Hit the nail on
off nice, really old furniture. Well, one day a just like us. When we bark, Birdie barks, too. We are always looking for pets
man dropped off something for Mom. ME. He likes his cage, doesn’t fly around the house. the head.” with interesting stories.
I guess he knew that Mom was Good with We told him we’d NEVER eat him or anything, “Well,” Freddie said, sounding a little
Dogs. Mom said, ‘Ron Rennick gets furniture Dogs’ Honor, but I think he just wants to be To set up an interview, email
an I get – a dog.’ Mom figured out I was probly on the safe side.” miffed, “I may not go zooming around like a
a Puppy Mill Dog. I had papers. I came from doof-muffin, licking everything in sight, but I
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By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer separating the road from the river damp- thetically, but modern synthetic materials the entryway to flow into the combination
[email protected] en sound and give a pleasantly maze-like where strength and safety are of higher dining -living room. In keeping with the
mysterious feel to the neighborhood. value. The outside porches have wood- Key West Victorian style, he put in bead
It’s rare for a house to come on the mar- en ceilings and fans, but the deck planks board wooden cabinetry and fancied it up
ket in Riverpoint, a 23-house gated com- The two-story homes in Riverpoint fea- are durable, low-maintenance man-made with a walnut finish.
munity on two canals leading to the Indian ture Victorian-era Old Town Key West archi- materials. The Bahama shutters look like
River Lagoon that boasts the closest boat tecture. Many, such as this home, have full- wood but are aluminum. The 4-by-9-foot kitchen island – the
access to the Fort Pierce Inlet in Indian length porches on upper and lower floors touchstone for all family and entertain-
River County. front and back, stately white pillars and Inside the ceilings are a soaring 10 feet ment life – is big enough for unloading
trim, generous overhangs and tall windows, on both floors and many of the doorways groceries, holding morning coffee klatches
“Finding a place to keep your boat right high ceilings and pastel colors. All have sil- are 9 feet. The ceilings downstairs are or enjoying evening daiquiri mixers, with
in your back yard at this price point is very ver metal roofs. The hardy Dade-County knock-down plaster, not the boring spray- room left over for dinner preparation. The
unusual,” said Berkshire Hathaway Home
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erpoint is a hidden gem. Not many people hardier materials. Although they look like are wood or textured tray ceilings. The double refrigerator and freezer will
know about it because there is little tran- wood, the homes are cement block covered
sience. Most of the people who live here with durable hardieplank siding. The current owner, who is in the con- please a reigning matriarch expecting a
are the original owners.” struction business, made a number of up- Christmas invasion. The gas stove has its
The finer architectural elements at 2185 grades. He replaced the two-zone air con- own underground propane tank, along
The house, at 2185 7th Ave. SE, was built 7th Ave. SE are wood where it counts aes- ditioners and redid the kitchen, enlarging with a coveted “pot-filler” water spigot.
in 2003, near the end of the 1997 to 2005 The oven is electric.
build-out of the development. The canals
are deep enough for large, v-hull boats and Another recent modification involved
most of the homes in the community have enlarging and remaking a first-floor guest
docks and boat lifts. This house has a dock bedroom into a downstairs master bed-
and 12,000-pound boat lift. room suite. There are now two master bed-
room suites, one on each floor. The house
No seawalls were built along the canals, still has one guest bedroom downstairs
the wild mangroves providing stability, safe and the upstairs office is being remodeled
harbor and wild habitat. The impenetrable to include a closet, officially qualifying it as
mangrove thickets along the canals and a fourth bedroom.
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The three walk-in closets, two upstairs FEATURES FOR 2185 7TH AVE. SE stairwell, the front side bracketed by a bal-
and one down, all have been maximized ustrade and the back side opening onto the
for storage with built-in bureaus and shelv- Neighborhood: Riverpoint porch. The dark wood ceiling and built-in
ing. The new downstairs master bath has a Year built: 2003 bookcases and entertainment center give
marble-finish walk-in shower. The upstairs the room a formal clubroom look.
master bath has a jetted tub, walk-in show- Lot size: 100 feet by 100 feet
er and separate water closet. The raised Home size: 4,000 square feet inside; covered porches add The two-car garage has a backyard exit.
counters acknowledge people stand to The current owners intended to build a
blow-dry their hair and brush their teeth. 1,200 square feet pool off this door, even drawing up the
Bedrooms: 4 plans, verifying it is possible.
The upstairs living room will compete Bathrooms: 3
with the kitchen as gathering spot. It’s There are no homeowners’ association
wired for sound and feels like a mezzanine Additional features: Two-car garage, deep-water dock with restrictions, only an $80-a-month mainte-
or gallery since it’s at the top of the open 12,000-pound boat lift and quick access to the Intracoastal Wa- nance fee for streets, common areas and
terway and Fort Pierce Inlet, double refrigerator, large kitchen gate upkeep.
island, fireplace in upstairs living room, plantation shutters,
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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: JULY 24 THROUGH JULY 28
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The mainland real estate market saw no dropoff as the month drew to a close, as a respectable
38 single-family residences and lots sold from July 24-28 (some shown below).
The week’s top sale came in Sebastian, where the home at 6230 109th Street – featuring 3 bed-
rooms, 2 bathrooms and first listed in March for $749,900 – sold for $600,000 on July 26.
In Vero Beach, the week’s best sale was the residence at 1045 River Wind Circle. First put on the
market in February for $540,000, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 2,945-square-foot abode sold for
$475,000 on July 28.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
SEBASTIAN 6230 109TH STREET 3/8/2017 $749,900 7/26/2017 $475,000
VERO BEACH 1045 RIVER WIND CIRCLE 2/9/2017 $540,000 7/28/2017 $435,000
SEBASTIAN 104 WOODSTORK WAY 1/20/2017 $469,000 7/27/2017 $381,705
VERO BEACH 4733 FOUR LAKES CIRCLE 1/5/2017 $386,705 7/26/2017 $331,000
VERO BEACH 5030 GREEN ISLAND PLACE 3/31/2017 $359,000 7/27/2017 $325,000
SEBASTIAN 631 GOSSAMER WING WAY 5/22/2017 $329,900 7/24/2017 $299,000
VERO BEACH 815 SAINT ANNES LANE 12/23/2016 $384,900 7/24/2017 $290,000
VERO BEACH 3927 9TH LANE 6/2/2017 $319,900 7/28/2017 $290,000
VERO BEACH 1035 QUAIL COURT SW 7/22/2016 $335,000 7/24/2017 $269,000
VERO BEACH 4877 N NEWPORT ISLAND DR UNIT#14D 5/25/2017 $269,000 7/27/2017 $260,000
SEBASTIAN 5910 RIVER RUN DRIVE UNIT#5910 11/4/2016 $289,000 7/25/2017 $256,000
VERO BEACH 3371 WESTFORD CIRCLE SW 4/1/2017 $267,500 7/25/2017 $255,000
VERO BEACH 415 30TH COURT 3/10/2017 $265,000 7/28/2017 $255,000
SEBASTIAN 610 JENKINS STREET 4/4/2017 $259,955 7/27/2017
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.
1045 River Wind Circle, Vero Beach 104 Woodstork Way, Sebastian
Listing Date: 2/9/2017 Listing Date: 1/20/2017
Original Price: $540,000 Original Price: $469,000
Sold: 7/28/2017 Sold: 7/27/2017
Selling Price: $475,000 Selling Price: $435,000
Listing Agent: Suzanne Leffew Listing Agent: Tim Borden
Selling Agent: Sea Turtle Real Estate LLC Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Realty LLC
Daisy Burns Not Provided
Sea Turtle Real Estate LLC Not Provided
4733 Four Lakes Circle, Vero Beach 5030 Green Island Place, Vero Beach
Listing Date: 1/5/2017 Listing Date: 3/31/2017
Original Price: $386,705 Original Price: $359,000
Sold: 7/26/2017 Sold: 7/27/2017
Selling Price: $381,705 Selling Price: $331,000
Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds Listing Agent: David Riley
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Gustav Brugger Karen Smith
RE/MAX Crown Realty Alex MacWilliam, Inc.
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OUTLINES ITS ‘MODEL’ SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE TWO FOR THE ROAD
Coming Up! ‘Company’ man:
Kyle Atkins is
DANCE FESTIVAL Riverside’s
PUTS SPOTLIGHT go-to guy
ON ‘ARIEL RIVKA’
By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 The critically acclaimed
New York/New Jer-
sey-based, all-female contempo-
rary dance company Ariel Rivka
Dance will perform at Riverside
Theatre this Friday and Satur-
day at the Sixth Annual Riverside
Dance Festival, the culmination
of the Ballet Vero Beach/River-
side Theatre Intensive Summer
Study Program. The program’s
gifted young dancers have spent
the summer studying ballet and
contemporary dance technique
under Ariel Rivka and Riverside’s
faculty. They’ve participated in
master classes and open rehears-
als, and ultimately have created
their own work, which will be pre-
sented with Ariel Rivka in a mixed
repertory concert. The company
is led by a married team: Ariel
Grossman, artistic director/cho-
reographer, and David Homan,
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‘Company’ man: Kyle Atkins is Riverside’s go-to guy
By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer world that he discovered theater. ry Theatre, then finding himself
[email protected] at Riverside Theatre fresh from
“I didn’t seem to fit into this a $22 million renovation, it’s no
There are days when the name most of- surprise that this is where he put
ten heard at Riverside Theatre isn’t the star group or that group,” he says of down roots.
of the show, or even the director. It’s Kyle
Atkins, the man who for the past seven those awkward years. “When I did Kyle Atkins. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE “Not many places have that
years has been that man behind the cur- kind of donor base. This is a com-
tain, the unseen hand helping to resolve my first musical, I knew that was munity that wants the arts and is
an endless run of confounding problems. willing to invest in them.”
The result – unfailingly, so far – is that the where I belonged. It just made
show has gone on. For years, Atkins wore the hats
sense to me, and I realized these of both the production manager
This season, as Riverside stages from and company manager. Then,
scratch a Broadway-worthy season that were the people I wanted to be last year, Richard Crowell came
includes “Mama Mia” and “Gypsy,” Atkins on board as production manag-
will have new title in the playbill: He has around. From that point on I was er, freeing up Atkins to shift his
been named company manager. focus.
in love with theater.”
Putting out fires, keeping things orga- As the company manager,
nized and being familiar with every niche At first young Kyle was interest- his position is pivotal. He must
of the theater is what Atkins does every day. be versatile and adept at many
ed in performing “like everybody things, and for productions to
“No two days are alike,” he says without flow smoothly the company
so much as an eye-roll at the chaos he reins is when they get into the theater.” manager must be familiar with
in daily. every stage of the production
“Once I was in college, I process. Armed with an intimate
“We have a lot to do over the summer. knowledge of each department,
In the shops, they’ve already built sets for quickly realized it was not my he balances the theater’s needs with the
two of our shows,” says Atkins, his brain artistic mindset of the performers.
switching gears to the next item on his list. thing – I really hated audition- “It is a big puzzle, and one piece affects
all the others,” explains Atkins.
The 32-year-old Atkins may have been ing,” he recalls. “Then I started By dabbling in each of the departments
destined to work in the theater: He’s a na- over the years, Atkins knows where the
tive of Jamestown, N.Y., the birthplace of to stage-manage, and some- pieces of the puzzle go, in order for all of
Lucille Ball. It was in high school when the intricate details to fit together. As liai-
he was struggling to find his place in the thing just clicked. It just made son between the cast, crew and director,
Atkins’ goal is to make sure the production
sense to my Type A personality.” runs smoothly.
Once Atkins obtains the rights to a
Atkins graduated with a BFA in show, Allen Cornell, CEO and producing
artistic director, puts together the cre-
theater studies from Niagara Uni- ative team. Next, the set is designed and
built, and then they head into auditions.
versity. It was 2007. For the next Atkins coordinates both local and New
York auditions. Then, as actors fly into
few years he learned the ropes as town from New York, L.A. and elsewhere,
it’s time for rehearsal.
an intern in Arkansas, Maine, New production stage manager on Riverside’s “It’s all very fast. When we say we’re
working on these shows for years, we
York, Virginia and Connecticut. He even ambitious, record-breaking production of might not be doing it every day, but the
process began long ago. Sometimes you
did a stint as the assistant stage manager “42nd Street,” a show that was a milestone
at Riverside Theatre during the 2008-2009 in the trajectory of the theater. From then
season, which is when he earned his card on, with the help of the newly inaugurated
from the Actors’ Equity Association. “patron producers,” the theater has staged
A year later, he came back to Vero as much more massive productions.
Atkins has proved a critical part of that
Following “42nd Street,” he returned
the next season for “The Producers,” then
joined the staff full-time as production
stage manager for such large-scale pro-
ductions as “The Full Monty,” “Funny Girl”
and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum.”
All the while, he has kept a low profile,
and built a reputation as the go-to guy who
never says no.
“This place is special for me. I’ve grown
a lot here. I love our staff. And we’re only
three blocks from the beach,” he adds with
Looking back on his days interning un-
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have three or four productions going Surfside’s ‘Deadwood’: Wild (West) and woolly
on at once that you need to handle,” ex-
plains Atkins. By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent
Another crucial aspect of Atkins’ job is [email protected] Gordon Ringer, Ed Johnson and Rhett Pennell .
to take care of the actors. This multi-fac-
eted job encompasses everything from Forget everything you PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER
auditions to rehearsals and maintaining
a green room. It is Atkins who must se- hear about bad audience
cure housing for visiting performers, a
task that should be eased by Riverside’s behavior at live theater. At
newly announced actors’ housing ex-
pected to break ground this fall on Avia- “Deadwood Dick or A Game
of Gold,” the audience is
Atkins’ role is to create a welcoming
environment for the performers so they expected to get loud.
can funnel their creative energy into the
performance. Well, maybe you should
That isn’t a 40-hour a week job, ac- hold off climbing on stage
cording to Atkins. One day he might be
helping out with the sets and another to look for a power outlet
taking care of an injured cast member
while keeping the rest of the crew calm to charge your cellphone.
and formulating plan B.
(That actually happened
One thing Atkins found surprising
was many performers want to clean at the Broadway produc-
their own rooms before settling in. At-
kins started to protest until he realized tion of “Hand to God.”)
the source of their urge. “I take pride in
the housing we provide. I’d get offended But you’re still invited to
when they wanted to clean their rooms.
Then I realized that this was a way for boo, hiss, cheer and jeer at
them to make the place their own, even
if it’s just for a few weeks.” the old-timey melodrama
Over the years he’s had some interest- opening Friday and run-
ing requests from performers. “They all
have different personalities and quirks. ning through Aug. 13 at
You get a wide variety of requests, most in
that first week. I try to do what I can. You’d Surfside Playhouse in Co-
be surprised at how many people don’t
pack properly to come down here. It isn’t coa Beach.
shorts and sandals weather in January.”
“Oh, absolutely,” said
After years of practice, Atkins knows
there is a psychology to assigning hous- director Bryan Bergeron.
ing. Performers often share an apartment,
a car and a dressing room along with be- “We have a lady who comes
ing on stage together. Being in each oth-
er’s pockets 24/7 can be too much, so out at the beginning of the
Atkins keeps their on-stage roles in mind
when he parcels out off-stage housing show and tells the audience
– he sometimes checks social media for
help formulating assignments. that’s their job.”
Next year’s opening of the actors’ hotel, The comic melodrama,
to be called Star Suites, will change things
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we have about 25 apartments and they’re
all over the place, which means I do a lot of all the expected tropes: a
conniving villain, strong
Having the housing in one location with
local developer Keith Kite’s property man- heroes and damsels in distress. Its set-
agement team helping will make things
much easier, he says. ting is a Wild West saloon in the Gay ’90s
“There aren’t many other regional the- (no, the other Gay ’90s, from the Victo-
aters in the country that have a set-up like
we will have. It will make us pretty unique rian age).
in the fact that we will have our own hous-
ing complex for all of our guest artists,” In it, hero Ned Harris assumes the
identity of Deadwood Dick, a legendary
All the hard work is rewarded on open-
ing night for Atkins. “It’s the one time you highwayman with a heart of gold. Harris
can put everything aside and just watch
the show. Then to hear our audience rav- secrets away damsel Rose Blossom, sis-
ing that this show is now their favorite, you
know you did it.” ter to Lily Blossom, both played by the
same actress. The sisters have come to
Deadwood Gulch to find the goldmine
owned by their late father, done in by
arch-villain Josephat Redburn.
“It’s a comedy with pathos,” explains
Bergeron. “It’s done broad. It’s a west-
ern, so it’s not your Snidely Whiplash
kind of villain. There’s no ‘nya-ha-ha’ in
In fact, he said, the story has a lot of
dark humor and downright insensitive
portrayals, especially of a Chinese cook
named Pong Ping.
“It’s the most un-PC thing I’ve ever
seen,” he said. “But, like most melodra-
mas, it’s very campy.”
It’s also something Surfside audienc-
es have come to expect as summer fun.
Surfside’s philosophy is to have a big
community show which can bring to-
gether both newcomers to the stage as
well as veteran community theater ac-
Ed Johnson, a performer with the
Not Quite Right Players improvisation
troupe, plays Ned Harris. This is his first
time in a bona fide play. Sarah Camp,
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3
who has been in a few shows at Surf- character and plot.
side, is Rose and Lily Blossom. And Whatever the academ-
Gordon Ringer, a popular actor who
has appeared many times in many ic reason, audiences love it,
stages throughout Brevard, is the Bergeron said, especially when
villainous Josephat Redburn. the characters speak in asides
to the audience.
Bergeron has done “a million”
melodramas over his 42 years di- “They think they know
recting theater here. By far, melo- what’s going to happen but
dramas bring out the biggest laughs they don’t,” he said with a
in rehearsals. The director’s only laugh. “We have a character
hard part, he said, is waiting for named Tiny Dan, played by
the swinging saloon doors to be Chris Tsocanos. He’s this gi-
installed so he can show his cast ant Roy Rogers who comes in,
exactly how he wants them to go sings a cowboy song, walks out
through the doors. at the sunset.
The hardest part for the cast, “It’s a great date night show,”
Bergeron said, is not to laugh at said Bergeron. “It’s campy hu-
the “Monty Pythonesque humor,” mor, so people just come and
much of which is word play and have a good time.”
“Deadwood Dick: A Game of
Rhett Pennell, a Merritt Island Gold” melodrama opens Aug. 4
toy designer, was the villain in Surf- and runs through the 13th at
side’s production of “No, No, a Mil- Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp
lion Times No.” This time, he plays Road (5th St. S.), Cocoa Beach.
Wild Bill Hickock, a sidekick to the Performances are at 8 p.m. Fri-
hero, Ned Harris. He hopes this time days and Saturdays and 2 p.m.
he’ll get cheered rather than booed. Sundays. Tickets are $15 gen-
eral admission, $13 for seniors
A former professional actor who and military and $10 for chil-
had his Equity card, Pennell said these dren 17 years and younger.
over-the-top melodramas are big fun
to do. They require an actor to, well, Kate Schwartz, Lisa Farrall, Rhett Pennell, Katie McCall (Bottom Left) Miranda Kane. PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER
overact, which is great for a natural
“ham,” he said, making fun of himself. actions, describing how an actor should
raise their arm in order to convey thought
When a character falls in love, it’s ob- and emotion; i.e., the more certain of the
vious. Their response to the wickedness truth, the higher one should raise one’s
of a villain can never be too big. arm, and vice versa.
“Oh, the horror,” Pennell mocked. Here is a quote, according to Dartmouth.
“You have to let loose and be as dramat- edu, from Francis Durivage who observed
ic as possible. Hopefully it winds up be- Delsarte’s style:
ing funny as well.”
“He depicted the various passions and
Although modern audiences laugh at emotions of the human soul, by means of
this style of acting, it was once consid- expression and gesture only, without utter-
ered the highest form of stage poetry, if ing a single syllable; moving the spectators
you will. to tears, exciting them to enthusiasm, or
thrilling them with terror at his will; in a
One of the first theorists in the field word completely magnetizing them.”
of acting – Frenchman Francois Delsar-
te (1811-1871) – had a popular method Some theater historians argue that
which became known as Delsarte acting. the broad style of acting was born out of
need. At this time, this overacting melo-
Delsarte acting has a set of gestures, drama was necessary because lighting
postures and facial expressions which was so poor that large gestures were
were designed to convey specific emo- needed for the audience to understand
tions. His disciples would record those
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COMING UP 2 The Space Coast Symphony Or- gether for the first time in “Summer of and refreshments, and who knows, you
chestra will present international Love: Steven and Francisco in Concert” might even come upon that special piece
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 musicians Francisco Vila-Haas, cellist, at First Presbyterian Church in Vero that calls your name. Several restaurants
and pianist Steven Lin, performing to- Beach, Thursday, Aug. 10. Vila-Haas will are within leisurely strolling distance, as
Performances from this all-female troupe open the program with Bach’s Cello Suite well. The Gallery Stroll is from 5 p.m. to
will showcase their “unique storytelling Ariel Rivka Dance. No. 1, considered to be among the most 8 p.m.
and exceptionally structured contempo- profound of all classical music works,
rary dance works.” Cecly Placenti of Crit- Francisco Vila-Haas. the prelude of which renowned cellist 4 A beloved annual event in Indian
ical Dance called the troupe’s 1916 ninth Christopher Constanza calls “possibly River County is the Vero Beach Rec-
season festival performance “a powerful the most immediately recognizable solo reation Department’s Aerial Antics Youth
evening of contemporary dance.” Perfor- work for the instrument.” Lin will then Circus, now, unbelievably, in its 43rd year.
mances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. perform Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata, The 2017 show, “Fire and Ice,” will take
Tickets are $10. which the New York Times describes as place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday
“thrillingly brilliant.” Works by Dvorak, in the Gonzalez Activities Center gymnasi-
Steven Lin. Saint Saens, Davidoff and others will fol- um at Saint Edward’s School. The program
low. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admis- is sponsored in part by Florida’s Division
sion is $20 general admission; and free of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts
for 18 and under or with student ID. Council, and the Recreation Department
runs it at Leisure Square. In over four de-
Carolyn M. Shea-Kleinpeter. cades, generations – approximately 10,000
people from 3 to 33, says Rec Department
3 The First Friday Gallery Stroll this Director Rob Slezak – have gone through
Friday in Historic Downtown Vero the program, spending countless hours
Beach will feature an exhibit-opening learning and training for the big annual
reception for August guest artist Carolyn show. Many start in pre-K and continue
M. Shea-Kleinpeter, painter and photog- through high school and beyond, trans-
rapher, in the Main Street Vero Beach forming from little kids learning to tumble
Studios and Gallery on 14th Avenue. The into experienced gymnasts. Showcasing
monthly events provide the opportunity gymnastic, aerial and dance routines,
to meet the artists and chat about their “Fire and Ice” looks to be an exciting eve-
work and the work of others. There are ning of family entertainment. You’ll enjoy
10 galleries to explore, clustered within the energy, enthusiasm and skill of this tal-
the three-block area, exhibiting a wide ented troupe. Show time is 7 p.m. all three
range of excellent works in various me- nights. Tickets are $7 and $8.
dia, by some of the area’s top artists as
well as works by national and interna- 5 How about dinner and a show, all
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walk along 14th Avenue, enjoy art, music Go-Round Dinner Theatre at the Quilted
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Two for the road: Jetty’s in Jupiter, Ke’e in Juno Beach
BY TINA RONDEAU Jetty’s Hog Snapper.
PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
From time to time, we stray a bit far from
Vero in search of interesting places to dine.
That’s because we don’t review roadside
bars, delis or breakfast places. We limit our
dining columns to restaurants you might
want to visit for an enjoyable dinner.
We update you on Vero’s fine-dining
restaurants – and review some casual spots
with music or great food – about once a year.
In the greater Vero Beach area, the universe
of these restaurants consists of just over
three dozen – maybe 40 or so when you fig-
ure new ones open each year.
With 52 columns a year to produce, writ-
ing about these plus a
couple of fa-
Ke’e’s Crab Cakes.
vorites in Fort Pierce, a couple more in Mel- Jetty’s occupies a spectacular outdoor Ke’e’s Swordfish. Dinner for
bourne, and of course one in Jensen Beach, setting, offering al fresco dining on a ter- two with a nice
leaves me occasionally looking for other race looking out at the Jupiter Lighthouse dens. While it is not directly on the water, bottle of wine at either of these
dining adventures to share. and boat traffic coming through the Jupi- the Hawaiian ambiance – bamboo poles restaurants is going to come to about $120
ter Inlet. overhead and tiki torches by the bar – is very before tip (though both offer a limited
So this week, I thought I would introduce attractive. menu of great summer specials priced at
you to two restaurants a bit farther south For starters on our most recent visit to only $19.95 for those who arrive before
of us, but still an easy day’s outing. Jetty’s Jetty’s, we enjoyed the house salads that On this excursion, my husband and I 6 p.m.; the crab cakes on Ke’e’s summer
Waterfront Restaurant in Jupiter and the are included with all dinners. Then for started by sharing a large California baby menu, for example, are identical to those
Ke’e Grill in Juno Beach, both owned by Jim entrées, my husband ordered the grilled greens salad. Then for a main course, I opted on the regular menu for little more than
Taube, have been around for years. swordfish ($32.95) and our companion for the Ke’e Grill cioppino ($37.95) – a med- half the price).
went for the house crabcakes ($32.95). I, ley of shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, clams, Jetty’s and Ke’e have been local favorites
Address: however, opted for a special which never mussels and chunks of lobster, served in a for many years, and are two of the northern
1075 North A1A, Jupiter seems to be included on the printed menu fish broth over pearl pasta. While the broth Palm Beaches’ top places for seafood. Both
Phone: 561-743-8166 but is almost always available: fresh hog needed more seasoning, the Ke’e rendition are open daily, and are very much worthy of
snapper ($38.95). of this classic was a feast of perfectly cooked a summer road trip.
This is my favorite of all warm-water I welcome your comments, and encour-
fish – a firm, white, mild-tasting fish that My husband ordered the bronzed sword- age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
melts in your mouth – and Jetty’s prepares fish ($34.95), a beautiful piece of swordfish obeach32963.com.
it magnificently in a lemon butter and wine basted with light soy sauce before grilling.
sauce, topping it with crab meat and shitake An interesting and delicious approach to The reviewer is a beachside resident who
mushrooms. To die for. swordfish that he said narrowly beats out dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
the very good swordfish at Jetty’s. pense of this newspaper.
A couple of weeks later, we once again
visited the Ke’e Grill. We often stop there on Entrees at Ke’e come with two sides, and Address:
the way back home from Palm Beach Gar- the most popular is their famous spinach 14020 U.S. 1, Juno Beach
Maria – a creamy spinach baked with a crust
of cheese. A very rich, and popular, dish. Phone: 561-776-1167
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80 See 67 Across 15 Sheer fabric 84 Bone prefix
1 Sitting ___ 83 Lonely film fan’s 17 One or the other 85 Very legible
stoplight 18 Like Bjorn’s locks 86 Midnight movie
wish? 20 Key with five 87 “Vaya Con ___”
4 “Last of his tribe” 89 SunTimes city, 88 Husky bunch
Indian of Califor sharps: abbr. 90 Allstate’s bus.
nia familiarly 22 The African 94 She expresses
91 Moses watched
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11 Ruhr city this part 24 Half a Samoan 96 Cigar’s end
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symbol 94 Church closing? 25 J. ___ Muggs make it!”
19 Knighting words, 95 Appease totally 99 Dress length
97 Schindler and (Garroway’s 100 “___ of grass
“___ thee” Today show
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101 Football fan’s 31 Turns sharply wore” (Tennyson)
birthplace 32 May auto race 101 Masked marauder
23 Humpty Dumpty’s quaffs 33 Vintage valley 102 Dogmatic topics
102 With 115 Across, 34 Person with 103 “Sheesh! ___
911 class? grouch!”
call? “Weird Al” 35 True, to a Scot 104 Makes a pile in
26 Poky tree dwellers Yankovic’s boast? 36 Peking kingpin, autumn
27 Boob 108 ___ Na Na once 105 Pvt. Benjamin’s
28 They might be full 109 Sports figure? 37 Fool’s day: abbr. portrayer
of beans 110 It did a Prizm 38 Black 7 topper, 106 Allen or Frome
29 Gymnast’s make in solitaire 107 Discontinues
pointer? 111 Baker and Bryant 42 “Just say what 112 Ramon’s relatives
30 Infrequent flyer’s 115 See 102 Across you want” 113 Curtain raiser
worry? 121 Sound car 44 Cat fancier from 114 Agenda, briefly
36 Stable females investment? Melmac 116 No way to
39 Samantha’s mom 122 Peter Pan pooch 45 Fails a stoic’s test address
40 Critical 123 Wink 47 Moroccan capital Hemingway?
41 Imitator 124 Good ___ (cured) 48 Snuffy or Loweezy 117 Some people
42 Beatty or Buntline 125 Noggin bob 49 Goes from better drive off it
43 Norm of golf 126 Fifth of five, e.g. to worse 118 Two Virgins album
46 Texturally rough 127 Mr. Caesar 51 To spice, as cider poser
50 Local law: abbr. 52 Position of control 119 Cruet contents
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60 Lobster catcher? 3 Group W bench 57 Pinball penalty
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62 Actor Joslyn sitter, in a 1960s 63 “The truth”
64 Junior on the song and movie 65 Three___ card
journal 4 Makes one 66 Jazz jobs
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Part 10? 6 “ ’Scuse me?” 69 Like a snoop
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ONGOING 23 Riverside Racquet Complex US Open
kickoff, 5:30 to 8 p.m. with Round
Vero Beach Museum of Art – Watershed: Robin Tennis and Drills for all levels with Ten-
Contemporary Landscape Photography thru nis Pro MacDougall, refreshments and prizes.
Sept. 10. Limited spaces; pre-registration required. $11
& $14. 772- 231-4787
Lighten Up cooking demonstrations at McK- August 3-5 | Vero Beach Recreation Dept. presents Fire and Ice, Aerial Antics Youth Circus. 24 Meows & Mutts at the Marsh, 6:30
ee Botanical Garden, 11 a.m. Saturdays in the p.m. at Marsh Landing Restaurant,
Café followed by lunch: 8/5 Fun and Healthy town firing up the heat and competing in the 17 Silver Tones Concert, 10:30 a.m. at Fellsmere with live bluegrass to benefit HALO.
Cooking for Kids, a children-only workshop. Pineapple Challenge. 772-589-5969 The Brennity, 7955 16th Manor, with
Registration required. 772-794-0601. donations accepted for Senior Resource Associ- 26 Loves Miracle Hawk Buchmeyer Me-
13 Cultural Council of IRC presents the ation. 772-299-7900 morial Run, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside
Free Healing Path Workshop series, 3 p.m. Summerfest Chamber Orchestra, Park to raise CDH awareness.
Wednesdays through Aug. 23 at IRSC Richard- 3 p.m. at Christ by the Sea United Methodist 19|20 Special Olympics Area 10
son Center hosted by Cox-Gifford Seawinds Church, with Maestro James Brooks-Bruzz- Swim Meet, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 26 Golf Tournament to benefit Treasure
Community Outreach. 772-562-2365. ese conducting 20 musicians from around the at North County Aquatic Center. 772-581-7665 Coast Rugby Foundation to devel-
world in a program of works by Bach, Mendels- op and foster youth rugby, 8:30 a.m. shotgun
Monthly First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5 to 8 sohn, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Ravel and pieces by 20 Jazz and Champagne Brunch featur- start at Sandridge Golf Club. $75/person; $240/
p.m. at Downtown Vero Beach galleries. Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, Summerfest Composer ing the Lee Burlingame Quartet, 11 foursome includes breakfast, lunch and prizes.
in Residence. $35; middle through high school a.m. at Irish American Club to benefit the no- 772-913-4540
AUGUST music students free. 772-770-4857 kill shelter, Cat’s Meow Rescue and Adoptions.
$15. 772-562-2287 27 Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra
3-5 Vero Beach Recreation Dept. pres- 15 Gator Gathering with University of Flor- presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald,
ents Fire and Ice, the 43rd annual ida Ambassador Steve Spurrier, 4:30 20 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and featuring jazz singer Linda Cole, 3 p.m. at Vero
Aerial Antics Youth Circus, 7 p.m. at Saint Ed- p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery to benefit Treasure Light Opera Orlando presents The Beach High School Performing Arts Center. $20;
ward’s School, featuring performers from ages Coast Gator Club scholarship fund with dinner Merry Widow, 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High School students free. 855-252-7276
3 to 33 showcasing gymnastic, aerial and dance and book signing. $25 & $35. Tcgatorclub.com PAC. $20. 18 & under free. 855-252-7276
routines. $7 & $8. 772-567-2144 SEPTEMBER
4|5 Ballet Vero Beach presents Ariel 2 10th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam, 8 a.m.
Rivka Dance, an all-female troupe to 5 p.m. at Mulligan’s Beach House to
showcasing storytelling and contemporary benefit Vero Beach Lifeguard Association host-
dance works to culminate the sixth annual Riv- ed by shore lb. Register at shorelb.com
erside Dance Festival, 8 p.m. at Riverside The-
atre. $10 - $75. 772-231-6990 2 End of Season Luau, 6 p.m. at Heaton’s
Reef Bar and Grill, with pig roast and en-
5 RT Star’s Back to School Party, 10 a.m. to tertainment featuring hula and fire dancers.
2 p.m. on the Riverside Theatre campus in $40. 772-469-1060
partnership with Education Foundation of IRC,
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students free. 855-252-7276 21 ALTITUDE 18 HANDY
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9 Tunnel to Towers 3.43-Mile Run and OCTOBER
1-Mile Walk, 7:30 a.m. at Riverside Park,
to honor the lives of 343 first responders who 6-28 Oktoberfest Nights, 6 to 9:30
lost their lives on 9/11 and support current p.m. weekends at Riverside The-
first responders and members of the military atre, with live music, German food and seasonal
through Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foun- beer served in souvenir steins. Free admission.
14 An Evening in Paris, 5 to 9 p.m. at 13 Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp
Heritage Center with Parisian themed Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and
vendors and Moulin Rouge-style entertainment tasked with raising $1,000 apiece in donations
to benefit Vero Heritage Inc. 772-770-2263 before they can be released. 772-999-3625
15 Sebastian River Area Chamber of September 9 | Tunnel to Towers 3.43-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk. 13-15 Indian River Birding Festival
Commerce Lifestyle and Media Auc- and Nature Art Show hosted
tion, 6 p.m. at Springhill Suites Vero Beach, 23 Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior a.m. exhibition, 10 a.m. jackpot barrels followed by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Peli-
with live and silent auctions featuring some- Fishing Tournament to benefit ORCA, by game show. Indianriverridingclub.org can Island Audubon Society at Audubon House
thing for everyone. $10 & $20. 772-589-5969 Anglers for Conservation and CCA Florida, 7 a.m. on Oslo Road. 772-494-6306
lines in, 2 p.m. lines out, followed at 4 p.m. by 24 National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1
16 HALO Rescue’s Chase Your Tail 5K, 7:30 Family Awards Dinner at Capt. Hiram’s. $25 reg- p.m. at Environmental Learning Cen- 14 United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to
a.m. at Sebastian Community Cen- istration includes dinner. Linesinthelagoon.com ter, with canoeing in mangrove trails, music, Noon, begins with kickoff breakfast
ter to support the no-kill rescue organization. crafts and family fun. Standard admission. 772- and check-in at Freshman Learning Center be-
$25/$30. 772-589-7279 23 Dogtoberfest at Humane Society of 589-5050 fore volunteers team up to complete community
Vero Beach and IRC, with German improvement projects. 772-567-8900 ext. 117
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rest of us’ to benefit Surfrider Foundation Sebas- 8:30 a.m. shotgun start followed by clubhouse Festival and Craft Show,
tian Inlet Chapter. Sebastianinletsurfshop.com 24 IRRC Game Show Series and Jackpot #1 lunch and prizes. $125 pp;$475 per foursome. Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival and
at Indian River Riding Club, with 8:30 772-770-4424 Treasure Coast Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
16 Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race Indian River County Fairgrounds. 954-205-7813
through scenic Vero neighborhoods,
6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from MacWilliam 21 Dan K. Richardson & William L. Ma-
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festivities to benefit VBHS Cross Country team. ship Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
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