Let’s get physique-al
A3 B2 B6Local body builders to compete
Young filmmaker shines ‘An American Treasure’
Praise for PSL teen’s documentary Bob Hope exhibit opens at Elliott
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 29 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
Watts the deal! County becomes major player in solar boom
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent just west of Tradition, is one of tons (about 12,000 cars’ worth of eight new solar fields, which will FPL is already operating six
eight new similar facilities FPL emissions). produce about 600 mega-watts functional universal solar plants
Early next year, St. Lucie Coun- plans to open within the year. and power about 120,000 homes, across Florida, and the new ex-
ty will become part of Florida This 74.5 mega-watt plant will On July 10, the first of the 2.5 will be on line by next March. The pansion, one of the most rapid
Power & Light’s long-term solar be able to power around 15,000 million new solar panels was cer- Blue Cypress solar field is expect- in the U.S., will more than dou-
energy campaign. The Logger- homes and reduce carbon emis- emoniously installed at the site ed to be functional by the end of ble up their harvesting capac-
head Solar Energy Center, which sions by about 57,000 metric of Blue Cypress Energy Center the year.
is expected to open March 2018 in Indian River County. All of the CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Verano expansion boosts options for retirees
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent pect to go before the City Coun- PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
cil next week for approval of
Now that the great reces- their concept plan and plats. (DRI), was founded in 2003, on
sion is well enough behind us, approximately 3,000 acres. Now
St. Lucie’s Western Annexation Verano, one of five Devel- with their current buildout at
Area is booming again, with opments of Regional Impact capacity in PGA Village Verano,
new retail and planned devel-
opments sprouting up every CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
season, and the development
of age-restricted multipurpose
developments is once again on
On July 5, Kolter Homes’ con-
ceptual plan for Verano South,
which will include approxi-
mately 260 new dwelling units
for seniors, was approved by
Planning and Zoning. They ex-
PUBLIC COMMENTS NOT YOUR CUP OF Ride shines light
TEA? TRY ‘COFFEE WITH THE CHAIR’ on mental-health
issues facing vets
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Chris Dzadovsky at a recent taping of ‘Coffee
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
Chili fest creates big stir It can be a bit intimidating with the Chair.’ PHOTO COURTESY SLCTV
to talk to the St. Lucie County On the appointed day, about
Joe Sweat stirs a pot of chili at the City of Fort Pierce booth during the annual Chili Cook-off Commission during public com- welcomed to attend Coffee with 7 a.m., cyclists will leave out of
ments time at meetings. Getting the Chair. It’ll be 8:30 a.m. to Orlando. Their destination — the
event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County last Saturday at the Havert Fenn coffee with the commission about 9:30 a.m. at 2300 Virginia National Navy UDT-SEAL Muse-
chairman, Chris Dzadovsky, is a Ave., Fort Pierce, SLCTV’s Studio um on Hutchinson Island about
Center. For more photos from the Chili extravaganza, see Page A10. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN bit more intimate. 125 miles away.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
“It’s certainly not a public For the next six to eight hours
meeting with a dais that’s intim- their fitness will be tested, but
idating for some,” Dzadovsky more so their patience and tenac-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
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LET’S GET PHYSIQUE-AL: BODY BUILDERS PREP FOR BIG EVENT
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent so than the classic muscular physique of Arnold
Folks are pumped for the eighth annual Treasure Schwarzenegger and others. “I think the numbers (of
Coast Body Building Championships. bodybuilding competitors) were going down, so they
“We have a lot of local athletes that come and a lot got together and said, ‘Let’s try this,’ and it’s doing
of local sponsors,” promoter Frank Nappi said. well,” Nappi said.
On Saturday, Aug. 26, about five dozen competitors For example, the NPC added a competition cate-
will be at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center showing what gory recognizing that some men don’t want to spend
persevering with lots of pounds can do. a lot of effort building leg muscles, which is time
“They take about 16 weeks to get ready for these consuming. Among other reasons, the legs have very
shows,” Nappi said. “A lot of work goes into it.” large muscle groups, so they take longer to visibly de-
The championships are a National Physique Com- velop bulk and definition than, say, the arms. “They
mittee (NPC) sanctioned event. Along with drawing kind of took the legs out of it,” Nappi said. “They cre-
competitors and coaches from all over the state, the ated a class called ‘physique class.’”
event annually draws spectators who strengthen the In that competition class, men get to wear shorts.
local economy. Nappi said spectator attendance has “Physique is more an athletic look,” Nappi said.
grown about 10 percent each year. That, too, he explained, lets people involved in
Rick Hatcher, executive director of the Treasure multiple sports, such as triathlons along with weight-
Coast Sports Commission – which isn’t involved with lifting, to participate in bodybuilding competitions.
the event – said each out-of-town visitor the champi- Beverley Hale of Port St. Lucie will be competing on her home turf at next month’s Treasure But, the Treasure Coast Body Building Champi-
Coast Body Building Championships. Steven Pfiester is a past winner. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN onships will have the classic bodybuilders on hand,
onships draws is worth about $144 a day to the local
economy. too. Nappi said bodybuilding is about competitors
“A lot of the folks don’t just stay in hotels,” he said. because they have things they do in the area.” looking at their bodies, choosing a look, and working
“They eat at restaurants and buy gas and shop.” The commission has an office in St. Lucie West at First for it. “Bodybuilding originally was an art form,” he said.
Local sporting-event attendees add about $75 a day to Data Field, formerly known as Tradition Field. The civic center is at 9221 SE Civic Center Place. Judg-
the host city’s economy. Nappi said bodybuilding – a sport that launched nu- ing starts at 10 a.m., and there will be a show at 6 p.m.
Additionally, Hatcher said, annual sporting events merous entertainment and political careers in previous Tickets for the judging are $20. The show is $30. To watch
attract new residents and businesses. “It has been prov- decades – is keeping up with the times. Like other vener- the judging and show is $40. Children ages 7 to 12 get in
en that sports tourism creates economic development,” able sports, participation had been declining. Nappi said for $10. Those 6 and younger are free.
Hatcher said. He added, “it might be a second home they the NPC added categories to bodybuilding competitions For more, call 772-807-4499. To register, email Nappi at
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BROMELIADS, ANYONE? SALES
BLOOM AT BOTANICAL GARDENS
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The gardens is set up in sections, includ-
The plant sales are flourishing at the ing the Bromeliad Island Garden main-
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. tained by the St. Lucie West Garden Club.
“The gardens is a local organization,” Others include the Bamboo Garden, the
said Mark Barnes, marketing and social me- Butterfly Garden, the Cactus & Succulent
dia manager. “It is managed and operated Garden, the Hibiscus and Rose gardens and
by the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical others. Additionally, the gardens has almost
Gardens.” two miles of walkways and a two-acre lake.
This Saturday, folks will be in horticulture “The gardens is a beautiful and serene Florida Power & Light President Eric Silagy speaks July 10 about the Blue Cypress Solar Energy Plant. PHOTO COURTESY OF FPL
heaven at the Bromeliads & More Plant Sale. sanctuary directly in the center of Port St.
The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lucie,” Barnes said. SOLAR POWER $8.6 billion in fossil fuel costs since 2001,
and prevented more than 108 million tons
gardens, located at 2410 SE Westmoreland While the park is city-owned, the Friends CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 of carbon emissions.
Blvd. Barnes said the sale is a good excuse of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens runs ity. “A big reason why we’re now able to Solar power means cheaper energy for
build these solar power plants at such a everyone. Because solar power requires
it. “We operate the gardens,” rapid pace is due to the economics of it,” less labor and maintenance, and obviates
says FPL spokesperson Stephen Heiman. the need for expensive foreign fuel, utility
Barnes said. “It is 100 percent vol- “They’re now able to be purchased and companies stand to make a sizable return
built cost-effectively. There’s no net cost to on their capital investments in the solar
unteer.” our customers after savings from fuel and industry. By mandate of the Florida Public
other generation-related expenses, with a Service Commission, these savings must
The organization funds its significant decline in cost of solar technol- be passed down to consumers.
ogy and the infrastructure itself.” He also
work, in part, with a botani- says by investing in solar panels in bulk, According to Heiman, the new plants
and building the solar panels close to ex- will also have low impact on the environ-
cal-themed gift shop. Also, Barnes isting transmission lines, they are able to ment. Oil requires billions of gallons of
drive down cost even further. water to steam; solar power needs none of
said, one doesn’t need to wait for that. Moreover, none of the solar fields will
To provide a clearer context for the be constructed on a concrete foundation,
events to get perfect plants at the price drop, Heiman says that FPL’s first but rather on driven piles, having less im-
photo-voltaic facility, the New Generation pact on the local ecology. The field west of
gardens. Solar Energy Center opened in De Soto Tradition will be constructed on a 565-acre
County in 2009, produces a third of the fallow farm, which Heiman says can be re-
“We sell plants there on a day- power of any of the new plants and cost turned to agriculture if the plant was ever
the same to build. removed.
in, day-out basis,” he said.
In the years to come, FPL expects to Jeff Ostermayer, spokesperson for Ed-
Those plants are propagated by mount four new solar plants every year, ison Electric Institute, the association
providing an additional 300 mega-watts that represents investment-owned energy
volunteers at the gardens. to their grid annually. Since 2001, FPL has providers in the U.S., said in a prepared
been able to reduce their reliance on fossil statement: “The electric power industry
In addition to the Bromeliads fuels by 98 percent, and projects that by is leading in the deployment of renewable
2023, oil and coal will account for less than technologies and FPL is leading the way in
& More sale, the gardens will host 1 percent of the company’s energy source. solar development in Florida. The electric
A large part of this is due to FPL’s conver- power industry either owns or contracts
a class by the Treasure Coast Bon- sion to natural gas. The utility estimates for 64 percent of the solar power on the
that their conversion to affordable clean grid today and FPL is making significant
The Botanical Gardens offers a variety of events and classes – and a serene sai Society on July 27. There’ll be energy has saved the company more than investments in universal solar that will
escape from daily life. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE PSL BOTANICAL GARDENS plant propagation classes on July benefit all customers.”
28 and 29. The Fort Pierce Jazz &
to cross the gardens off a local bucket list. Blues Society has jams every third Wednes-
“People always say, ‘I’ve been meaning to day of the month at the gardens. The next is
stop by,’” he said. “When they get there, they Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
can’t believe they waited so long.” There are many other meetings, classes
Construction of the 21-acre city-owned and other events. Barnes said it’s a good
gardens on the St. Lucie River started in idea to bookmark the Friends of the Port St.
2009. The city acquired the land in 2002 Lucie Botanical Gardens.
with, in part, funding from the Florida “We always recommend they check the
Communities Trust Land Conservation event calendar on our website,” he said.
Program and St. Lucie County. The land, a The next event sale will be Orchids &
former fish camp, was slated for residential More. That’ll be on Saturday, Aug. 26. It’s
development since the 1980s. Those plans also 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
never came to fruition.
Discussion to turn some of the land into The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical
the botanical gardens started around 2005. Gardens is online at www.pslbg.org.
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ity. Then next day, they’ll do the same thing In October, bicyclists will ride 250 miles to help raise all adult deaths by suicide. It’s not, as many ing services at the Veterans Health Adminis-
in reverse. That’s cycling 250 miles in about funds for suicide prevention programs for veterans. believe, younger veterans who die by suicide tration. About seven in 10 were not receiving
36 hours. In terms of energy use and calories in large numbers. About two thirds of veter- services at VA medical centers at the times
burned, that’s about the same as running PHOTO COURTESY OF WARRIOR GRIND CHARITY BIKE RIDE an deaths by suicide are among those 50 and of their deaths. The report concludes that
three marathons in 36 hours. older, and health problems appear to fre- receiving services at the Veterans Health Ad-
Last summer the VA released the report quently figure into that. ministration appears to reduce the odds of a
That’s the fourth Annual Warrior Grind “Suicide Among Veterans and Other Ameri- veteran dying by suicide.
Charity Bike Ride – Oct. 13 and 14 – which cans.” The report looked at trends from 2001 Other report findings are that the majority
benefits the SEAL Swim Charities. The chari- to 2014. Some of the report’s highlights in- of veterans who die by suicide are not receiv- Earlier this month, the VA opened
ty is using the money it raises from the ride to clude confirmation that, as of 2014, about 20 some mental-health services to veterans
support Operation Restore Warrior and other veterans a day die by suicide. Veterans, who PETS OF THE WEEK who previously couldn’t get any due to
programs working to reduce and end death make up about 10 percent of the adult pop- less-than-honorable, or “bad paper,” dis-
by suicide among veterans. ulation, account for about 20.2 percent of Todd charges. That affects about 300,000 veterans,
a group identified as being at higher risk for
The ride’s creator, Richard Graham, was a I am a playful and very happy 4 year death by suicide.
Navy SEAL from 2000 to 2006. old Domestic Shorthair. I have been in
and out of the Humane Society since Bryan Nelson, event coordinator, said the
“I wanted to do a fundraising event that 2014 and am looking for a family that ride has attracted about 30 riders a year. In
was very challenging,” he said. understands the word forever. I am addition to paying a $100 registration fee,
a cat lover, a cat that likes to have an the riders agree to ask friends and others for
The idea, Graham explained, is for partic- enjoyable time, and who someone who donations. Those who raise $500 or more in
ipants to get a sense of how veterans strug- loves playing with toys. I am available donations can request their registration fees
gling with stresses such as post-traumatic and ready to steal your hearts. back, but Nelson thinks none ever have. He’s
stress disorder and accompanying suicidal ridden the Warrior Grind twice, and had a
ideation have their persistence and mental Jazz surprise.
I am a 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/ Many of the Warrior Grind riders aren’t
St. Lucie West is in the front lines of bat- Mix who was surrendered to the shelter hardcore cyclists. “It’s a bunch of people that
tling suicide among veterans. In an unas- because my owner could not afford my it’s bigger than their training schedule and
suming office off St. Lucie West Boulevard is care. I am healthy, happy, and hysteri- they’re doing it for the cause,” he said.
the West Palm Beach Department of Veter- cally spunky. I am the typical lap dog, I
ans Affairs’ PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient want to jump up, curl up, and fall asleep The ride is supported, meaning that vol-
Program. It’s quietly helped hundreds of (or maybe even try to jump up and unteers in vehicles stay with groups of riders
veterans over the last decade combat PTSD, sneak a slobbery wet kiss). I absolutely and carry supplies, such as extra tubes. They
which is sometimes accompanied by suicid- love people and when I see someone I also pick up cyclists who need rides.
al ideation. The majority of its patients are love my tail moves so fast I start to wiggle. I would make an excellent best
Vietnam-era veterans. friend forever and I know any loving family would be the right fit for me. When the riders get to the SEAL Museum
the afternoon and evening of Friday, Oct. 13,
It’s Your Move... If you are interested in Todd and Jazz, or any of their volunteer bike mechanics and chiropractors
furry friends please stop by the Humane Society of St. Lucie will be on hand, as will appreciative veterans
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SERVICES INCLUDE: leaving in place the permitted storm water
• Personalized Professional Planning Consult 2195 SW Airoso Blvd., on Wednesday, July 26, drainage and retention system, a small play-
• End of Life Commemorative Services at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting, residents
WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD can view renderings of the amenities pro- ground, an airnasium, underground elec-
CrSeWekStWoanyy tric, paved parking, some fencing and side-
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
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Get started on your personalized plan today & take advantage of spgeivceitahleisr ainvpiunt.gs.* place since 2012.
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with Jannebo Street, is a 28-acre, partially devel- Master Plan for the park. The development
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of the Conceptual Master Plan is now un-
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AYCOCKis here to guide you every step of the way CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ing phase of their project, and plan to have
AT TRADITIONAn unforgettable they will be expanding for the first time completed most of the buildout within
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IN LOVING MEMORY
KEVIN E. FLOOD, 68 munity events while running her business, Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West and served on the board of the Chamber of Has Grown to Become
Commerce for a number of years.
Kevin E. Flood, 68, of St. Lucie West in Treasure Health!
Port St. Lucie departed this life Tuesday, Ms. Rogers is survived by her significant
July 11. other of 30 years, Jim Roach of Port St. Luc- Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
ie; daughter, Diane Selent of Hobe Sound; we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
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of Mineola, N.Y.; daughter, Kellie Q. Flood of and Madison Selent; brothers and sisters, better meet the needs of our community.
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NELL CORRINE ROGERS, 79 MARC DEMETRIUS, 77
St. Lucie West Port St. Lucie
Nell Corrine Rogers, 79, of St. Lucie West in Marc Demetrius, 77, of Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie,passed away on July 12 at her passed away Thursday, July 6, at Martin Me-
home. Born in Payton, Ky., Ms. Rogers moved morial Center/North in Stuart. Marc was
to the St. Lucie area in 1981. born in Cap Haitien, Haiti. He had been
a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past 12
She was a bank manager for 25 years years, coming from Brooklyn, N.Y., where
in Montgomery County, Md. In 1984 she he had lived for over 35 years.
opened her own business – Day Dreams
Uniforms in the Village Green Shopping Survivors include his loving wife of five
Center in Port St. Lucie – and a few years lat- years, Bernadette Boursiquot-Demetrius;
er added The Monogram Shop. In 1991, she two sons, Gary Demetrius (and his wife Ma-
opened a second location in Stuart with her rie) and Larry Demetrius; one sister, Ger-
daughter and son. trude (and her husband Alphonse Pierre);
one brother, Pierre Demetrius; and six
She is truly loved by her family and re- grandchildren, D’Andre, Justin, Anthony,
spected by many in her community and will Giovanni, Chase and Angelina.
be greatly missed. She was active with com-
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KIDS BOWLED OVER BY FUN AT ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
There was a heaping helping of fun ladled out at Saturday’s annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs
of St. Lucie County. Among the scenes at the Havert Fenn Center, from left: Kalani Walk of Port St. Lucie takes a pie
to the face; Diane ‘Bubbles the Clown’ Brodsky makes Paisly very happy with a balloon bunny; and Layla Lloyd, 7,
shows the form that won her third place in the Jell-O eating contest. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ANIMAL CONTROL: St. Lucie County’s Animal Control staff urg- fenced enclosures must have a covered shelter vehicle can cause death and/or brain damage
PETS NEED EXTRA es pet owners to be responsible during the to provide shade from the heat. within 15 minutes.
CARE, ATTENTION hot summer months and be aware of current
IN SUMMER HEAT county ordinances. St. Lucie County’s Ani- “Pets should be treated just like members Residents with concerns about the welfare
mal Control Ordinance prohibits pet owners of your family. Children and pets shouldn’t be of animals in their neighborhood should call
from keeping animals tethered outside during left alone in the brutal South Florida summer 911 to report the incident to Animal Control.
extreme weather conditions. Tethering is al- heat,” added St. Lucie County Public Safety Di-
lowed with limitations outlined in the ordi- rector Ron Parrish. Animals should also never For more information about the county’s
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COFFEE WITH THE CHAIR usually (St. Lucie County Chamber of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
Dzadovsky said that the show and
101, adjacent to the old civic center lob- audience members are often focused
by. on one of the most important consider-
ations for county government: economic
The St. Lucie County Chamber of development.
Commerce sponsors Coffee with the
Chair. The president, Terissa Aronson, “The important part is the St. Lucie
moderates the taped event that gives County Chamber of Commerce is made
folks a chance to hear from Dzadovsky up of small businesses and some large
on selected topics. Eric Gill, the county’s businesses,” he said. “They’re the driver
communications director, said the audi- of our economy.”
ence members get a chance to ask Dza-
dovsky questions, too. The county chairman added, “there
are a lot of good questions that come
“Typically the questions have been from the audience. If there’s something
on the topic at hand, but we don’t limit you want to ask, that’s a good place to
people from asking (other questions),” do it.”
Coffee with the Chair is broadcast
Gill said Coffee with the Chair started on SLCTV after tapings. The shows are
in 2012. He said it’s given county com- archived at www.YouTube.com/stluc-
missioners, who rotate the chair, op- iegov. “They can see all our old shows on
portunities to meet with residents in a there,” Gill said.
friendly setting. “It’s an opportunity each
month to come and talk to him off cam- In addition to Coffee with the Chair,
era, or talk to him on camera,” Gill said. folks can see previous tapings of Inside
“This is an intimate opportunity to meet St. Lucie, Covering the Bases with the
their local elected officials.” Mets, Postcards from Home, The Lecture
Hall and other archived programs.
The communications director said
audience members often have good op- Coffee with the Chair is catered by Pot
portunities to tell Dzadovsky, or county Belli Deli. It’s free and open to all.
commissioners filling in for him, new
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Don’t be a gluten for punishment: Supplement may help
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent practices as part of the Sebastian River Medical Group, gluten causes an immune system reaction which damag-
believes the findings of this study are intriguing but es or destroys the villi, the microscopic projections lining
A new study from Sweden suggests that an enzyme found should not be considered conclusive, as the number of the small intestine that allow for the absorption of nutri-
participants was low. He says, “The study opens the con- ents into the body. The classic symptom is diarrhea; oth-
in an over-the-counter supplement can stop gluten from versation as to what may be possible in the near future er symptoms include bloating, gas, fatigue and low blood
for patients suffering from gluten-associated symptoms. count (anemia).
reaching the small intestine, acting as a safeguard against Critical in understanding these study findings is that even
a small amount of gluten – equal to the amount of a half- Additionally, osteoporosis – weakened bones – can be
gastrointestinal distress for gluten-sensitive people. slice of bread – can be enough to cause symptoms in glu- a complication of untreated celiac disease. Dr. Perez says
ten-sensitive people.” “the damage to the small intestine prevents the proper ab-
The findings were presented at Digestive Disease Week sorption of nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, which
Gluten is a protein occurring naturally in wheat, rye and can eventually lead to bone loss and osteoporosis.”
2017, an international conference for gastroenterologists barley, and may often be found in processed foods.
Gluten-sensitive people usually learn to eat a The government has made it a little easier to buy glu-
and other specialists in related fields. gluten-free diet, but occasions may arise when ten-free food at the supermarket; as of August 2014, any
they are not sure if what they’re eating con- food labeled “gluten-free” must comply with the FDA
Lead researcher Julia König, Ph.D. is from the School of tains gluten. The University of Örebro’s Dr. definition (less than 20 parts-per-million of gluten). Ad-
König says, “AN-PEP allows gluten-sensitive ditionally, there are many foods that are naturally gluten
Medical Sciences at the University of Örebro. She and her patients to feel safer, for example, when they free, including fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and dairy,
are out with friends at a restaurant and can- unprocessed meats and poultry, fish and seafood, beans,
colleagues tested the enzyme, called AN-PEP, on patients not be sure whether something is 100 percent nuts, rice, corn and potatoes.
who reported themselves to be gluten-sensitive. Some estimates indicate that up to 18 Dr. Perez says there is greater awareness of gluten sen-
million people in the United States sitivity now than there was a decade ago, which had led to
The participants consumed porridge and wheat – about 6 percent of the popula- an increase in the number of diagnosed cases. He cautions,
tion – have some degree of “patients should not jump to a quick diagnosis without
cookies – both of which contained gluten – and gluten-sensitivity, but an appropriate work-up. Symptoms of gluten-sensitivity
celiac disease only af- commonly overlap with other conditions, such as irritable
were then given either AN-PEP or a placebo. fects about 1 percent bowel syndrome. And often, a wide array of gastrointesti-
of the population. nal symptoms will improve on a gluten-free diet due to its
The team then monitored the levels of gluten For those with ce- overall healthier dietary composition.”
liac disease, eating
in the stomach and small intestine over a Dr. Perez’s practice is located at 920 37th Place, Suite 105 in
Vero Beach; the phone number is 772-567-4825.
The results showed that those partici-
pants given AN-PEP had 85 percent less glu-
ten in their stomachs than the placebo group;
this was regardless of whether they had received
a high or low dose of the enzyme. Earlier re-
search had shown that AN-PEP broke
down gluten when ingested as part
of a liquid meal, but this is the
first study to confirm the re-
sults using solid foods.
Alejandro Perez, D.O.,
who is board-certified Dr. Alejandro Perez.
in gastroenterology and
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FLA. DEPT. OF HEALTH IN Construction of endoscopy center underway at IRMC
ST. LUCIE RECOGNIZED
The Florida Department of Health in Dr. Gregory MacKay. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer cellent for patient care. We’re going to
St. Lucie (DOH-St. Lucie) has been rec- [email protected] be able to take care of more patients
ognized by the National Association of with this center. And, it’s going to be,
County and City Health Officials (NAC- Having gastrointestinal issues? I think, easier for patients to access
CHO) for its ability to plan for, respond You are far from alone. our center.”
to, and recover from public health emer-
gencies. The National Institute of Diabetes Endoscopy, in its simplest terms,
and Digestive and Kidney Diseas- is the use of Lilliputian-sized camer-
DOH-St Lucie demonstrated these es reports that well over 70 million as attached to flexible tubing which
capabilities by meeting the comprehen- Americans are affected by various allows physicians to view, in real
sive preparedness benchmarks required digestive health problems annually. time, areas or organs inside the body
by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), which may be infected, damaged or
a unique partnership between NACCHO That’s roughly one in every five cancerous.
and the Centers for Disease Control and people in the country.
Prevention. The U.S. National Library of Medi-
Those digestive – or gastrointesti- cine calls endoscopy “the keystone of
“We are proud to have been recog- nal – problems lead to well over 6 mil- modern gastroenterology.”
nized again, by Project Public Health lion in-patient hospital procedures
Ready for our high level of prepared- each year. At IRMC, endoscopy has grown ex-
ness,” said Clint Sperber, health officer ponentially both in terms of patients
and administrator of the Florida Depart- Combine those numbers with the seen and procedures performed over
ment of Health in St Lucie. American Cancer Society’s April 2017 the past five years, becoming an in-
prediction that colon cancer will valuable diagnostic and treatment
PPHR recognition confirms that DOH- claim some 50,000 lives this year, and tool.
St Lucie has a thorough and coordinated the overall gastrointestinal picture
emergency response plan in place and might seem somewhat bleak. Aside from its well-documented
that staff have the training to protect success in finding and removing co-
the health of the community during an In the eyes of Indian River Medical lon cancers, endoscopy allows doc-
emergency. Local health departments Center gastroenterologist Dr. Greg- tors to look for gastric, rectal, pan-
recognized by PPHR undergo a rigorous ory MacKay, however, the Treasure creatic, esophageal, liver and other
evaluation by peer review to assess their Coast outlook is much brighter now cancers while also tackling a stag-
ability to meet a set of national standards that construction has begun on the gering array of gastroenterological
for public health preparedness. new Scully Endoscopy Center at the issues including acid reflux, GERD,
Vero Beach hospital.
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“We’re thrilled,” says a smiling
MacKay. “I think it’s going to be ex-
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ENDOSCOPY CENTER tremely busy” workplace.
Here Richard Van Lith, an IRMC vice
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13
president, enters the conversation saying
heartburn, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syn- that the new facility will be “about 10,000
drome, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, peptic square feet.”
ulcers, abdominal pain syndrome, biliary
tract disorders, gallbladder issues and pan- That’s roughly twice the size of the cur-
creatitis. rent center.
That’s a massive workload and an even Approximately 4,500 square feet, accord-
longer checklist to go through before any ing to Van Lith, will be on the ground floor
accurate diagnosis can be made. with a covered, drive-up entrance, a recep-
tion area and an elevator that goes up to an
MacKay knows that better than most. additional 5,500 square feet on the second
In 2012, he was one of the current center’s floor where the new endoscopy suites will
founding fathers and since then the num- be located.
ber of patients seen each year has nearly
doubled. Just the covered drive-up entrance, says
Van Lith, will be a welcome change for
“Five years ago when our group ... we de- both current and future patients. Currently
veloped an outpatient endoscopy center. those patients have to park over by the hos-
It was in an intensive care unit or ICU that pital’s Patient Pavilion and ER entrance and
was being vacated when the new surgical – as Van Lith puts it – “traipse all the way
ICU opened. We had an area that we reno- through the hospital to get here.”
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extremely functional and good for patient That’s asking a great deal from patients
care. It worked very well for five years and with wheelchairs, walkers, hip or knee
delivered excellent care to the community. problems or a bad stomach ache.
[But now] our number of patients has been
expanding and the procedures we’re doing Van Lith says the endoscopy center was
have expanded.” designed with future growth in mind
Today, the center boasts five full-time “If the demand does grow, we’ve been
gastroenterology physicians including smart enough to do this expansion in a spot
Dr. Ashley Canipe, Dr. Charles Eberhart, where we can expand within the existing
Dr. Bruce Grossman, Dr. Joseph Zerega [building] footprint and not [have to] build
and MacKay in what can now accurately more building.”
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ing area that really would allow a family to open sight line to the family room means Lendl noted that the house has many much easier. As we were reminded last year
have dinner together. The kitchen is a study you can still be involved in the action. It’s a extras, including accordion shutters for with Matthew, you never know when hurri-
in contrasts, with dark granite countertops really great family home.” every exterior window and door, making canes are going to pay a visit. All of the fix-
and lots of white cabinetry. There’s a good- hurricane prep, if unfortunately necessary,
sized pantry and a pass-through to the The master suite, set apart from the oth- CONTINUED ON PAGE 19
family room. er bedrooms, is a specious 14.4-by-17. It’s
carpeted and it also has the views of the golf
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The regional real estate market saw a sweet 16 single-family residences and lots changed hands
from July 10-14 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the house at 756 SW Pelican Cove. First listed in
March for $524,349, this 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3,567-square-foot abode sold for $475,000
on July 14.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 7746 Greenbrier Circle. First put on the market in May
for $379,900, the 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,303-square-foot house fetched $375,000 on July 13.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 756 SW PELICAN COVE 3/29/2017 $524,349 7/14/2017 $475,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7746 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 5/30/2017 $379,900 7/13/2017 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1317 SW COTTONWOOD COVE 2/8/2017 $369,900 7/12/2017 $340,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11639 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 5/3/2017 $345,000 7/12/2017 $335,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10587 SW STRATTON DRIVE 3/24/2017 $319,900 7/14/2017 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 423 NW SPRINGVIEW LOOP 4/28/2017 $292,900 7/10/2017 $273,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 233 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE 5/8/2017 $275,000 7/12/2017 $271,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12148 SW KEATING DRIVE 1/26/2017 $300,000 7/14/2017 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5252 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 5/3/2017 $262,000 7/13/2017 $262,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 139 NW LAWTON ROAD 2/2/2017 $255,000 7/10/2017 $243,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1002 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 1/25/2017 $269,900 7/10/2017 $243,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 315 NW ALANA AVENUE 5/10/2017 $235,000 7/10/2017 $228,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10110 SW CHADWICK DRIVE 7/16/2016 $209,900 7/14/2017 $205,000
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7746 Greenbrier Circle, Port Saint Lucie 1317 SW Cottonwood Cove, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 5/30/2017 Listing Date: 2/8/2017
Original Price: $379,900 Original Price: $369,900
Sold: 7/13/2017 Sold: 7/12/2017
Selling Price: $375,000 Selling Price: $340,000
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Melinda Cann Deborah Lee Williams-Nolte
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Listing Date: 5/3/2017 Listing Date: 3/24/2017
Original Price: $345,000 Original Price: $319,900
Sold: 7/12/2017 Sold: 7/14/2017
Selling Price: $335,500 Selling Price: $310,000
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the user to monitor the home’s security, cli- ing more popular. With this, homes must
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tral device. These hubs most often connect change in taste.
to a home WiFi network and act as a central Many smart homes are being constructed
location for each of your smart-home devic- with a car charging station. Since many elec-
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security to lighting and more. efficiency. Most hybrid or electric car pur-
Save money on the electric bill chasers have the option to install a charging
Smart-home technologies strive to create port in their home.
not only convenience (in the case of home Extend your WiFi network to your
automation hubs), but also efficiency. Solar appliances
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ing technologies that many consumers like- continue to interact with the home’s WiFi
ly have heard of in recent months. network. The finishing touches of a smart
In recent years, Tesla has announced two home will continue to focus on the appli-
products that focus on powering homes: ances and personal devices of the home.
Tesla’s Solar Roof and Powerwall. While sep- However, instead of focusing on the basics
arate products, both are examples of future (climate control and lighting are the two
advanced smart-home technologies. This most common), advanced smart homes will
technology uses the sun to power the home take advantage of the plethora of appliances
but appears as a normal roof shingle. Many with smart technologies.
people complain about the appearance of From fridges that create shopping lists
solar panels, but technologies of tomorrow to toasters that connect to the home’s WiFi
network, the sky is the limit on which de-
vices can be added to smart homes. Most
people may start small and add a few ap-
pliances to their existing home. For new
construction, a blank slate may allow the
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amonds Are Forever,” one of the Aug. 12 at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre, the first ters around Ted (Sneed) Snerdorff, the away the mayhem that ensues as some
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PSL teen wins praise for moving documentary on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Jews died, many burned alive or es, they were impressed. It was a
suffocated. mood setter.”
When Andre Fernandez, who will
start his junior year at Port St. Lucie It was watching “The Pianist” Fernandez used archival foot-
High School in the fall, found himself
in an elective history class on the Ho- that convinced Fernandez to do age and stills and did the voice-
locaust, he saw the film “The Pianist,”
which details the Warsaw Ghetto Upris- this documentary. over. When I saw it on my comput-
ing during WWII.
“The theme for State History er, I teared up. Its very simplicity is
The aspiring filmmaker decided that
his project for National History Day Day was ‘taking a stand in histo- what makes it moving.
would be a documentary on the Upris-
ing. The film earned him first place in ry,’” Fernandez said. “I saw ‘The Fernandez said that he learned
the St. Lucie district competition and
sent him to the State History Day com- Pianist’ and it showed people there are many events in history
petition in Tallahassee. It may also have
changed his life, for the filmmaker now taking a stand. It spoke to me. that are overlooked.
sees himself making documentaries.
It clicked in my mind that they “If you take the time, there’s
“I never thought about it being some-
thing I’d like to do,” he said. “I’m look- were going to die but they risked so much that happened and so
ing to do more documentaries. Telling
the story of finding out about an event what they had. That’s what spoke many lives (were affected). I got
or life is very satisfying.”
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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took
place from April 19-May 16, 1943. It documentary.” I asked Fernandez why he
was an act of resistance from Jews in
the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occu- Fernandez was not new to thought the fighters resisted, even
pied Poland. They decided to oppose
the Nazis’ final effort to transport the filmmaking. He had been tak- though they knew they would die.
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camp. The uprising failed, and 13,000 ing a film class with Brian Smith “I think a lot of them heard
since he began high school. about the camps,” he said “A few
“My teacher had been in the realized what was going on. I be-
filmmaking industry for over lieve they really thought, ‘Let’s
20 years,” Fernandez said. “I risk everything.’ It motivated oth-
learned so much and it was so ers and was a really grand effort.
compelling to use my skills and They were not going down with-
resources to bring it to life. My out a fight. That brought up the
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BOB HOPE’S LEGACY SPRINGS ETERNAL IN NEW EXHIBIT
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent traded in gloves for golf clubs – Amer- Armed Forces.” He’s the only person to In 1995, it attracted presidents Gerald
Few golfers are as well remembered as ica and the world were going through ever receive that honor. Ford, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clin-
one who never played on the PGA Tour. horrific economic times. Hope broke “The (honor) that was the most mean- ton.
Few soldiers are as well remembered as into radio and film with his brand of ingful to him was being named an hon- The exhibit includes photos and arti-
one who never fired a gun at an enemy. mood-lifting humor that orary veteran,” Esler said. facts, Esler said.
Bob Hope. helped people put aside Fitting, then, that ac- “It includes presidential awards from
Today, the Elliott Museum in Stuart news of factory closures companying the Hope no less than six presidents,” she said.
will open its exhibit about a frequent and political tensions in exhibit is Soldier Stories, “There are tokens from friends (with)
visitor to the Treasure Coast, “Bob Hope: Europe for a few minutes a series of paintings by names people will remember.”
An American Treasure.” here and there. South Florida artist Mari- Of course … “also his golf clubs,” Esler
“Bob Hope, he’s an American icon,” “He helped people lyn Johansen. said.
Jennifer Esler, president and CEO of the laugh when it was hard to, The watercolor painter The Elliott Museum is at 825 NE
museum, said. during scary times,” Esler started her war-and-re- Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, on Hutchin-
Hope was friends with entertainer said. membrance series with son Island. It’s open daily from 10 a.m.
Frances Langford, who lived in Jensen Hope became argu- “Leaving Quang Tri to Phu to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults,
Beach. The two did United Service Or- ably the most famous Bai.” $12 for seniors. AAA and AARP members
ganizations’ tours together from 1941 performer for the upstart That painting incorpo- get a $2 discount if they aren’t 65 or old-
to 1989. “We have the largest collection USO in 1941. He’d go on rates a letter her husband, er. Children ages 6 to 12 are $6.
of Frances Langford material probably to entertain service mem- a Marine Corps veteran, The museum is part of the National
anywhere,” Esler said. “Langford ac- bers for 50 years, from wrote while serving in Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Mu-
companied Hope on most of his USO World War II to Operation Vietnam with a picture seum program. From Labor Day to Me-
tours.” Desert Shield. Hope spent he had of a C-130 Hercu- morial Day, the museum is free to mem-
Interestingly, one of America’s most almost every Christmas The Bob Hope exhibit runs to Nov. 26. les readying for takeoff. bers of the military and their families.
famous sons wasn’t born in the U.S. overseas with deployed An American flag overlays In addition to the Bob Hope and Sol-
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ELLIOTT MUSEUM
Hope was born in England in 1903. His service personnel. the letter and plane. dier Stories exhibits, which will run to
name wasn’t Bob, either. It was Leslie The comedian’s dedication to the Hope famously entertained soldiers, Nov. 26, the museum regularly displays
Townes Hope. His family moved to the men and women in the military gar- sailors, airmen and Marines with a golf the varied collections of inventor Ster-
states when Hope was a preschooler. He nered him unusual honors. The Air club in hand. In addition to finding ling Elliott, who was – among other
got into show business in his early adult Force named a plane “The Spirit of Bob time for USO shows, he played dozens things – an avid automobile aficionado.
years. Hope.” The Navy named a cargo ship the of charity golf tournaments every year.
By the middle 1930s – about the same Bob Hope. In 1997, Congress declared The Bob Hope Classic charity golf tour- For more, visit www.elliottmuseum.
time the former featherweight boxer Hope an “honorary veteran of the U.S. nament ran from the 1960s to 2012. org.
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No Bull! Bonz says this Mastiff is one cool Dude
After the Wag-and-Sniff, And he bellowed out this
The Dude led us back to
Hi Dog Buddies! his office. On the way, I Big Deep Bark that startled
commented on “The Dude
Woof! Wait’ll you hear who I interviewed Abides” sign and he showed the kibbles out of me. I picked
this week. I mean, this poocheroo takes me the back, which they turn
Cool Kibbles to a whole new level. He’s a to the front when he’s left the up my pencil from the floor.
110-pound Bull Mastiff who everybody calls building. It says, “The Dude
“The Dude.” I KNOW! Right? We met in his has gone bowling.” “Dog! That was intense!”
office over by the HOS-pittle, where he works
a coupla days a week as a consultant and pa- I was a little puzzled. “I KNOW. So that alone
tient support associate. “Bowling?”
can keep bad guys away. But,
Soon as me an my assistant entered the He chuckled. (Most dogs
office, we spotted a sign on the inside door don’t know HOW to chuck- truth be told,” he leaned clos-
that said, “The Dude Abides.” The reception- le, but it totally suited The
ist said The Dude’d be with us in a minute, an Dude.) “See, I was named for er, “when there’s a car back-
pretty soon he came strollin’ out, big, good that guy in the movie “The
lookin’ pooch, fer sure, lotsa character, black Big Lebowski.” Back in the fire, or thunder or fireworks, I
around his sorta mushy face and gold every- ’90s humans went barkin’
where else. nuts for it. Anyway, a human hide under the bed.”
called Jeff Bridges played The
“Bonz! Dawg! Great to meet you! I’m Dude Dude, who was Super Cool “No woof!”
Heskel: They call me The Dude. This is my (for a human). And he loved
Pop Pop, Neil. My Mom – I call her Bunn – bowling. So, since I’m a cool dude myself …” “Lassie’s Honor. PopPop’s
travels a lot for work, so me an PopPop are
bachin’ it.” “Woof! That’s Way Pawsome! You’ve sure thinkin’ about getting’ me a
got it goin’ on!”
I noticed The Dude’s dad was wearing this Thundershirt.” The Dude’d
cool tie with Bull Mastiff silhouettes all over “You bet yer Beggin’ Strips.”
it. Sweeet. “So tell me about yourself,” I urged. been chewing on a toy panda,
“Sure, Dawg! It can get a little confusing,
“It’s a pleasure,” I told him. so stop me anytime.” and now he arose, dropped
the slightly soggy bear, and
The Dude. ambled over and laid his big
head on his PopPop’s knee.
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
“Any special pooch pals?” I
“So, when my human sister Katie was “I’m buds with all the neighborhood dogs,
startin’ med school, she decided she want- but my cross-the-street neighbor, Quinnie
ed a dog, so she did some research an found Campbell, she’s special: prettiest little Yellow
out us Bull Mastiffs are good at stayin’ Lab you’d ever wanna meet.” He sighed and
home, and aren’t super high-maintenance got That Faraway Look.
like some of those fluff-muffin-y diva dogs “I hear ya, Dawg,” I said. “So, what’s your
(no offense). So she got King. He was a real favorite snack?”
champion, a big deal pooch fer sure. He just “Deer antlers! They last forEVER. And
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! stole hearts right and left, including Bunn’s. Bunn makes me these pup-a-licious Meat
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm He had about 50 kids all together. So, Bunn Pops. She mixes canned food with water
totally wanted one of King’s puppies. But all and freezes it in little cups. You gotta try one,
his kids had families already, ’cept for the Bonz! She even made a special gourmet cake
very last litter before he retired. The breed- for my birthday. Just turned 3 July 7. It had
er out in Cali told Bunn only one puppy peanut butter, sweet potatoes an yogurt, I
from that litter was still available – ME. SHE think. It was fabulous! My Gramma Helene
says she told PopPop, but PopPop says he up in Philly thinks that’s a little nuts, and she
doesn’t exactly remember that. Anyway, by shares The Dude stories with her friends, but
the time she got back in touch, it was Too then, she hasn’t met me yet.” He winked. “I
Late: Somebody’d put a deposit on me, an have another sister, too, Anne, she’s a vet in
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their minds. WELL, Bonz, as you probly fig- “It was great yappin’ with you, Dude. You’re a
ured out, the first deal fell through.” dog after my own heart.”
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“I usta play in the ocean, but I drank too Till next time,
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that’s out. Other than goin’ for walks and the
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772.336.8111 150 NW CENTRAL PARK PLAZA You know, that peaceful, easy feelin.’” DON’T BE SHY!
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Kids theatre takes ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ to new frontier
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer summer workshop program. The camp planets before he can get the technolo- “It really is an awesome job,” Evans
[email protected] will run July 31-Aug. 4, with a perfor- gy right. For this production, Evans will added. “I’m paid to travel and explore the
Jonathan Swift wrote “Gulliver’s Trav- mance Aug. 4. The play is original, with direct and Abrams will play the Invisible world. It can be tiring, packing and mov-
els” as political satire, and it has enter- songs written for the production, which Force for Good. Enquiring minds want to ing on, but it’s worth it because you do get
tained audiences with its tales of Lillipu- will feature local youngsters. Directors know how, if she’s invisible, she can be on to leave a town knowing you’ve impacted
tians and Houyhnhnms for centuries. It Lindsay Abrams and Terry Evans spoke stage. “My costume is the same fabric as a child’s life and made a difference.”
recently about the pro- the set,” she said. “I blend in.” Missoula has been coming to the Sun-
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and the spaceship and one should be treated with respect and process.”
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COMING UP a music-free bore, either: from 5 p.m. to 8 lemon herb sauce Rigatoni
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 bring the tunes for On Tap Happy Hour. Asiago, Mozzarella, and Pork Chop
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‘GET. A. GRIP’ what I want to do.” Joey Seta, who plays Ted, had a small- said that without her help, the dream of
“Get A. Grip” was supposed to be pre- er role in the production that didn’t hap- seeing the play staged would not have
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 pen, and he auditioned again. happened.
sented in November, but a variety of fac-
Lambrecht is one of those people who tors, including Hurricane Matthew, put “There one line that’s wistful,” Lam- “I had no idea if ‘Get A. Grip’ would
always needed to write and loved the that on hold. In the meantime, the Lyr- brecht said. “In a cold read, he looked ever get on stage,” she said. “I have a
theater. She saw a college production of ic’s Karin Leone put Lambrecht in touch up to the balcony and said it as if he’d new play that’s a rewrite of an old one.
“West Side Story,” and that was it. with Heidi Condon, well known as a di- helped me write the line. Heidi and I I’ve written it as a full-length play. I have
rector and singer on the Treasure Coast. looked at each other and said, ‘Ted.’ no idea if I’ll ever perform it, but I have
“I was smitten,” she said. “I wanted to I’m so grateful for that moment, He’s on to write.”
be part of like-minded people having a “She read it, went on a cruise and read stage 98.35 percent of the time. He’s an
good time.” it again, and in spite of reading it twice, amazing guy and has taken leadership If you are wondering about the spell-
she offered to direct it,” Lambrecht said. from the beginning. Even before our ing of the title, it has more than one
Lambrecht had been working at IRSC “She’s fabulous.” first table read, he invited the cast to meaning. To find out which one is the
when the position as theater manager Panera’s and they read six or seven times real one, you’ll have to go to the Lyric
opened. Lambrecht’s approach to casting was before our first read. By then, they’d cre- and see the show. In theatrical terms,
to put up notices at Starbuck’s, where ated a dynamic. When they came on that’s a tease.
“It was Kismet,” she said. “I went to apparently many with theatrical dreams stage, they basically did a rehearsal.”
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belonged. It was as good a job as I could Lambrecht is thrilled to have the be presented at the Lyric Theatre, 59 SW
ever had. You make choices, I felt like I “When Heidi came on board, she chance to see her work on stage and is Flagler Ave., Stuart, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.
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THE UNUSUAL WORKED LIKE A CHARM NORTH
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In this deal, look only at the West hand. What would you lead against three no-trump, A92
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declarer holds four hearts? Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
If South had denied a four-card major, North would have rebid three clubs, which would The Bidding:
have shown game-forcing values, a four-card major and longer clubs. Perhaps five clubs
would have made and three no-trump failed due to a fatal heart weakness. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
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GET ON RIGHT ‘TRACK’ TO EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
AN ACE? ‘CANN’ DO! There are a variety of reasons why son from your professional, he will give Kevin’s
most of us love this great game, and one you a few drills and a few thoughts and Kures
Melinda Cann got a hole in one is the joy and satisfaction that come cues to improve. Let me give you a prac-
last Sunday on the PGA’s Wanamaker from just trying to get better. One of the tical example: Let’s say you were slicing second feedback analysis to see how
course. The Verano resident used a vehicles to improving is practice. Let’s your driver and you both concluded that your previous swing felt in comparison
7-iron on the 110-yard fourth hole to get into a few “Kures” on what to prac- the slice is caused by an outside to in- to the model. Then, on your next shot,
score the ace – the third of her golfing tice and how to practice effectively. side swing path in combination with an either make a change if needed or, if you
life. Congrats, Melinda! open clubface. The pro will give you a were able to a copy the model perfectly,
1. Tracking. There are many com- number of drills and feelings to have the just continue to repeat the model. Your
ponents that make up shooting a lower arms come more downward and inward practice has to be highly concentrated
score. Generally, these are course strat- and the feeling of rotating and closing at all times, trying to repeat the model
egy, mental and emotional control on the clubface. In order for the lesson to program and analyzing the feedback.
the golf course, and a multiple of statis- be concluded with a positive result, If necessary, adjust your motion to im-
tics that will track your physical results. you will have complete clarity on what prove the next shot. If you accomplish
To help you track your physical results, to work on and the feelings and cues to this all-important process while prac-
I would recommend that you a record incorporate in your future practice ses- ticing, you will begin to see some nice
your golf results. You might do this sions improvement.
with an Excel spreadsheet or, for you
non-computer types, a notebook with 3. Practice with a Purpose Using Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes-
columns tracking the following: 1. putts Feedback. It is important that either you sional. He operates his Golf Academy at
per round; 2. fairways hit; 3. greens in or your professional has recorded spe- The Evergreen Club, has hosted and pro-
regulation; 4. bunker, chipping and cifically the one to three things you will duced his own television and radio shows,
pitching saves. After you review the re- be working on in your practice sessions. and has authored the golf instructional
sults, you will be able to see the weak- Using the example above, we need to book “Golf Everyone,” published by Hunt-
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have no measureable way to see how order to negate the slice. The feelings golfacademy.com.
they’re doing and, of course, this leads as a result of these changes are what we
to an inappropriate allocation of their call the new motor program, or model.
practice time. At some point during your lesson, you
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analysis of your tracking, I highly rec- old swing. Therein lies the secret to pro-
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game you have chosen, and provide new model and program. So after each
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Our directory gives small business people eager to Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EA My Island Movers Inc.
provide services to the community an opportunity
INCOME TAXES. ROOT CANAL. 321-747-4070
to make themselves known to our readers at an
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mailed each week. If you would like your service to more painful of the two.
appear in our directory, please call 772-370-7983.
Call: 772-878-3703 FAX: 772-343-7287 • www.repolicpa.com
SUMMER SAVINGS for our
St. Lucie West & Tradition friends!
FREE DENTAL IMPLANT 85$ TAKE HOME
CONSULTATION* WHITENING KIT*
59$ DENTAL CLEANING 899$ DENTAL CROWN
Includes: Porcelain/Ceramic crown & Core Build up.
Includes: Cleaning (Prophylaxis or Full Mouth Debridement),
Full Mouth X-Rays & Comprehensive exam. Code: D2740 OR D2750
Code: D1110, D4355, D0150 & D0210
*Special offers cannot be combined with any other special and are available for a limited time only.
Only one special offer can be used per patient.
Port St Lucie Office
672 SW Prima Vista Blvd #202
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Jupiter Dental Office
3889 Military Trail #102
Jupiter, FL 33458
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