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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 16 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
DRIVE TO WIN Race relations forum makes
TITLES FUELS clear: Communication is key
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent Relations and Inclusion earlier this
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent month. The public was invited to
If recent events have taught us the Civic Center to participate in a
Soon, Jessy “The Rocket” Hueb- anything, it is that our communi- day of informative conversations,
ner, the 7-year-old golf prodigy ties may not be quite as unified as seminars and panel discussions
from PGA Village, will need a sec- we were ready to believe. Against that addressed themes ranging
ond wall for his trophies. a backdrop of homegrown terror, from fair and impartial policing,
civil unrest and a contentious elec- to disability awareness, racial and
“This one’s from the Honda tion cycle, many citizens across the ethnic diversity, and LGBTQ advo-
Classic. That’s from the Doral country are reassessing the safety cacy.
Tournament, and the one and prosperity of their communi-
on top there is from the ties, and looking to the future with The idea of the forum was first
World Champion- a degree of trepidation. introduced by Mayor Gregory Ora-
ship this year,” vec during this year’s City Council
beams his father, In an effort to quell anxieties Summer Retreat. In the immediate
also named Jessy. and initiate an open dialogue aftermath of the Pulse nightclub
In just 3 years, the among residents, the City of Port
astounding wunderkind has com- St. Lucie hosted a Forum on Race CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
peted in 100 junior tournaments,
and won 62 first-place titles. One of few survivors of Pearl Harbor
shares his memories of infamous day
This August, Jessy took home
his first U.S. Kids World Champi- BY LISA ZAHNER | Staff Writer es, Arnie, now 95 years old, is
onship trophy. The three-day tour-
nament in Pinehurst, N.C., drew [email protected] one of only a handful of local
over 2,100 junior golfers from 60
countries. The championship is Arnie and Lil Swichtenberg survivors who can tell the sto-
one of the most difficult and by
far the most prestigious for golfers have traveled to Hawaii ry of that “date which will
under the age of 12.
many times with their live in infamy” firsthand.
From day one, young Jessy
was off to a good start, being the family to walk the And he appears to
only contender to finish the first
stretch under par. On the second ground where the be the only one still
day, Jessy achieved a 5-stroke lead,
which he maintained throughout United States fleet able to travel.
the rest of the event, ultimately
besting 120 opponents in his divi- was attacked on “There are less
sion with a 7-under-par. He knew
he had to bring every ounce of de- Dec. 7, 1941, plung- than 1,000 of us left,”
termination he had; this would be
the third year he’s competed in the ing Arnie, his ship- Swichtenberg said,
mates and the entire seated next to Lil
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7
country into World in their matching
War II, but this week wing-back chairs in
the National Mu- the living room of
seum of the Pacific ARNIE SWICHTENBERG their Barefoot Bay
War in Fredricks- home. His usual
burg, Texas, will bouncy, boisterous
have to suffice when they visit manner faded for a second as he
there on the 75th anniversary of stared off, thinking of all those
PGA Village golf phenom Jessy Huebner. PHOTO COURTESY OF 247 GOLF MEDIA the Pearl Harbor attack. he’s seen pass on before him.
As that anniversary approach- CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
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ASSESSING RACE RELATIONS Tree’s company at Tradition
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 A large, festive crowd gathered at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Tradition Square last Saturday. Santa and his photographer will also be on hand this Friday
shooting in Orlando, where a St. Lucie resi- evening and next, while a DJ, bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides will add to the fun. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
dent claimed 49 innocent lives and maimed
53 others, Oravec’s message was clear. “As a perspective, you can identify difficulties and themes. about 20 years, and began as part of a fed-
society, I would like to see us remember the problems before they arise.” One of the more popular ones was host- eral effort to stem juvenile violence by part-
lessons already hard fought and learned,” he nering with community leaders in juvenile
said in a July press release. “Why repeat past After the initial speech, many local and ed by Wydee’a Wilson and Shaniek Maynard justice and childcare agencies.
mistakes? Murder is never the answer. There regional experts held smaller break-away from the Roundtable in St. Lucie West. The
is a better way, and, in PSL, we are going to sessions where they addressed individual Roundtable coalition has been around for CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
take that path, together.”
The event began with an energetic talk
from keynote speaker Tony Raimondo, a for-
mer Marine and current Patrol Operations
Captain for the Sanford Police Department.
Through the use of humor, medical research
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able to illustrate the reality of implicit bias-
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I’m an Italian, he said, so what’s my favor-
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lecture, he talked the audience through the
wide spectrum of biases different commu-
nities have and how to reduce and manage
them through communication.
In a phone interview, Oravec highlighted
communication and education as the chief
goals of the forum: “How can we maintain
our promise of being safe for all, and allow-
ing all to prosper? We have to work on our re-
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ASSESSING RACE RELATIONS to make sure that Port St. Lucie does not end mative presentation by Veverly Gary Hamil- MAYOR GREGORY ORAVEC
up on CNN is by having these conversations. ton of the Treasure Coast ACLU. She walked
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 It was a way of being proactive to prevent people through a model traffic stop, and de-
misunderstandings from happening.” She scribed in detail the civil rights every citizen
Their session, called Bridging the Gap, says she was actually quite pleased with has, and behaviors to avoid.
invited attendees to engage in one-on-one the diversity of opinions and concerns that
conversations with local police officers, came out in the discussions. The event ended with a Q&A panel dis-
seeking commonality and addressing con- cussion where participants were joined by
cerns from both points of view. In 2015, they Other sessions were led by immigrant law- PSL Police Chief John Bolduc; Tony Barnes,
organized a similar seminar for youth, in yer Christopher Gaston from Stuart; Debo- president of the NAACP; and Florida Con-
conjunction with the Department of Juve- rah Stewart, a diversity trainer with a long gressman Larry Lee Jr.
nile Justice. history of working with municipal agencies
on race-related and ethnic awareness; and Oravec says that the city would be very
“So when Chief [John] Bolduc asked us local Kalypso Vassalotti, who shared her very interested in hosting future forums, possibly
to do one for the forum, we were excited to personal experience as a trans-gender fe- with more directed themes. “This is a nev-
do it,” said Maynard. “We weren’t sure how male. There was also an interfaith panel, and er-ending process, and I hope that on an an-
it was going to play with adults, but it was a segment on disability awareness. nual basis we can have a dedicated forum,
very successful. For me one of the best ways depending on feedback and the issue of the
At lunch, guests were treated to an infor- day.”
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JESSY THE ROCKET three days to practice before the tourna- In two weeks, Jessy will be teeing up again a year ago, is very familiar with the Doral
ment.” at the Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in Mi- greens. In fact, over the years he’s collected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ami. But he doesn’t expect many surprises about 10 first-place wins at local and region-
Additionally, the grass in North Carolina there. This will be his fourth and last year al competitions held at the course.
“The world competition makes you a lit- is unlike any down here. “The greens are playing the 7 and under division at the Clas-
tle nervous,” Jessy says, “because you nev- super fast there,” he says, “and they’re so el- sic, where he is a two-time defending cham- Nonetheless, his mother Lena says it will
er know what’s happening. It’s a different evated that it’s hard to get onto the course. pion. be challenging because as he’s gotten older
course every year, and you only have like Because it’s drier up there, the ball goes far. and bigger, the size of the courses have re-
It was almost like concrete.” Jessy, whose family came from Miami
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‘Ray’ of light inspires local filmmaker
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent to film him,” Panico said. “I didn’t want to the heck out of it.”
[email protected] be in it, but it happened. Raymond wanted
me to be in it.” “My Friend Raymond”
Two years ago, when Frank Panico, a
Stuart-based filmmaker, noticed a disabled Panico, who lived in Port St. Lucie from is Panico’s fifth film. The
man limp into church, he offered to give the age of 14 to 24, graduated from John
the man a ride home. The man introduced Carroll High School. He set out for Los An- 57-minute documentary
himself as Raymond, but said that people geles, wanting to be an actor, but found he
called him Ray. The two began talking and liked writing screenplays more and had an was shot entirely in Stu-
Panico decided he wanted to make a film interest in filmmaking. In 2005, he moved
about a man who was in so much pain and back to Florida. art. It is now in Alabama
yet would still come to church.
“I wanted to succeed, but it wasn’t hap- in post-production, at
Panico approached Raymond, who also pening,” he said. “I felt God wanted me to
spoke with slurred speech as the result of move back. Things got difficult financially a studio that has more
a serious accident in 1970. Though the two and my parents were getting older. If God
were only acquaintances at that time, Ray- wants you to do something and you don’t, elaborate facilities than
mond was excited about the film. He’ll kind of force you to do it. It turned out
it was a blessing. When I came back, I real- Panico has.
“When I started filming, I didn’t know ized, ‘I’m going to do my own film.’”
him very well,” Panico said. “It helped our “The first thing I want
friendship grow.” Panico realized he wanted to work in
documentaries, which is the simplest for- to do is enter it in film
I asked Panico to ask Raymond why he mat and don’t require actors. It turned out
trusted his friend to tell his story. that he liked doing the interviews and the festivals, probably Chris-
filming because it was hands-on. His first
“He said he had seen me in church,” work was “Lambs Among Wolves.” tian film festivals,” he
Panico said. “He trusted me and we started
to talk and now we’re brothers in Christ.” “It is to spread awareness of the spiri- said. “More important-
tual warfare occurring on earth,” he said.
Raymond had endured many tragedies He made several films after that and found ly, I would love for it to
and Panico was struck by his faith and his slots on Christian movie channels.
positive attitude. The filmmaker had not succeed on television. Stuart-based filmmaker Frank Panico and Raymond. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB CRAWFORD
intended to appear in the film, making it “The better I got, the more receptive
about Raymond, but that wasn’t what hap- they were,” he said. “I learned to focus on CNN does documentaries
pened. what was important, instead of being all
over the place. I write everything and edit as does National Geographic. Eventually, “One of my dreams is to be able to make
“In a way, the film is about Raymond and
the friendship that began from beginning I’d love it to be theatrical, but I’m trying to a living off filmmaking,” he said. “I’ve
get two versions, one longer. There is a big learned I’m happiest when I’m working on
production video company called Pureflix a project. You know what they say. If you
and I’d like to submit it to them. I kind of like what you do, you’ll never work a day in
have a relationship with EWTN and there’s your life.”
a good chance of it airing. It looks good if it In the background, Raymond laughed.
aired on a major network.” At the end of the interview, I asked Ray-
For now, Panico keeps his night job, mond what he hoped the film would ac-
managing and waiting tables at 18 Semi- complish. “He’s honored to be in the film,”
nole St., a restaurant in downtown Stuart. Panico said as Raymond gave his answer.
Like most creative people, he’s found it’s “He hopes people will realize it’s an honor
hard to give up the paying gig to do what to be a Christian and bring them closer to
he loves. God.”
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JESSY THE ROCKET What’s most remarkable is his warmup, work. I think we broke a barrier there.” ficient exercises. She says the priority is to
says Keiser: “He has a really good pre-shot Unlike most young golfers, Jessy is not allow him to enjoy his youth and continue
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A7 routine, that I’ve never really seen in a junior to explore his passions. It can’t hurt that he
or a professional. If he has any doubt or ques- home-schooled. Instead, he is a full-time has immediate access to four golf courses
mained the same. “Jessy won [the Classic] tion, he backs off and resets. ... Most juniors student at Sun Grove Montessori in Fort and ample resources right in his backyard at
when he was 5 and 6,” she says. “But the just swing, swing, swing as fast as they can.” Pierce, where he has begun to mentor some PGA Village.
distances for him this year are extremely of the younger students.
short. So it’s all about accuracy. It’s going to Keiser, who has been coaching junior Keiser feels that pretty soon, Jessy will no
be more difficult for him. Everything is going golfers for 20 years and is a professional golf- He’s learning his time-tables right now, longer need his advice. “He’s already got a
to be like par 3 for him. If you’re a little bit off, er in his own right, says he’s rarely met a kid and says math is his favorite subject. Before good sense of the numbers. We do challeng-
it’s trouble.” who understands the game and trusted him he discovered golf, Jessy loved tennis, and he es, and he wants to beat me, and he usual-
as well as Jessy. “I think it’s been a learning still finds times to play matches against his ly does. And I’m a professional golfer. I’ve
In general, Jessy excels at long, soaring experience for both of us. We have our own parents and friends. He also takes Spanish played golf for many years. He’s that good
drives, but has recently focused more on his language, actually. We’ll talk about certain classes and piano lessons; he’s already play- inside 100 yards that he’s going to beat most
short game, drilling more putting and chip- things, but only he and I know what we’re ing Beethoven and Elvis like a rock star. of your professionals in South Florida in a
ping techniques with his coach, Ned Keiser. talking about. It’s pretty cool. There was heads-up competition. At the rate he’s going,
The drives are second nature for him, says a trust level where I told him to try certain With all that he has going on, it can be I wouldn’t hesitate to put him in the profes-
Keiser, but he also has really good accuracy. things. And he would trust it, and it would difficult to find the time to practice golf, sional qualifiers at age 12 or 13.”
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at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Luc- Mr. Pakula is preceded in death by his can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
ie. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July wife of 57 years, Denise Pakula, and his with the family she loved. But in the
21, 1942. She had been a resident of Port daughter Rose Goldberg. caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
St. Lucie for the past 19 years, coming from quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Brooklyn. He is survived by his children David Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
(Janice) Pakula of Jupiter, Fla., Jacqueline To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
She was preceded in death by her broth- (Randy) Martin of Levittown, and Randie (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
er, Anthony Infante. Wawrzynski of Jupiter; brother Len Pakula This was the relief we needed to enjoy
(Janet Koechel-Pakula) of Texas; sister Ol- tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
Survivors include her loving husband of ivia (Richie) Beck of Boynton Beach, Fla.;
53 years, Lawrence W. Ebbitt; two sons, Ge- grandchildren Matthew, Courtney, Eric, Ty- Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
rard (Andrea) Ebbitt of Shelby Township, ler, Alyssa, Rebekah and Sarah; and his be- ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
Mich., and John (Clare) Ebbitt of Chicago; loved dog, Magic.
one sister, Rose Marie Stern; and grand- Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
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Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 Olimpia “Lee” Bralla, 89, of Port St. Luc-
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, and 10 a.m. to 11 ie passed away Nov. 18. She was born Dec.
a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at Aycock FH-Byrd, 10, 1926, to the late Attilio and Anna Bralla
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Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 34983. from Fort Lee, N.J., in 2005.
BERNARD H. ‘BEN’ PAKULA, 77 She is preceded in death by her brother,
Port St. Lucie Bruno Bralla.
Bernard “Ben” Herman Pakula, 77, of Port In loving memory, she is survived by her
St. Lucie passed away Nov. 17. Mr. Pakula nieces, Anna (William) Graepel, Susan (Lar-
was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y,. to ry) Martz, Margaret (Tom) Gesuale.
the late Rose Schmertzler.
We will always remember her picture-tak-
He came to Port St. Lucie in 2008 from ing and the beautiful flowers that she grew.
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Hi Dog Buddies! ping and being carried. Of course,
I take my duties as an ambassador
This week I met The Ultimate Lap Dog, and greeter very seriously.
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Assistant.” See what I mean?”
“Woof, Sunny, you’ve given me a whole
Under a long desk was a comfy-look- Sunny. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE new perspective. You are one pawsome
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ny jumped down and off we went, Sunny
low inside the alcove was a little pooch, him on the couch next to my assistant. “I “I like that feather thing you got going,” talkin’ the whole time.
“Years ago, Mom was teaching 4-H
paws crossed, big smile. love being right up next to humans. Now I commented. kids all about pooches and they want-
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“Great to meet you, Sunny!” I replied. “I we can have a nice chat. Hope you don’t “Thank you. I do stay in touch with my time, but they finally got this place. Now
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spotted you at the Howl-O-Ween Parade, mind.” feminine side. I usta wish I was more of a our spiffy office and training center. We’re
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in.” wavy hair and a beautiful, flowing tail. He voices, but now I see how being fluffy and for veterans coming home from Iraq and
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“No problemo,” Sunny said. “I’ve got a had bangs, his fluffy ears were trimmed small really helps in my work.” coupla years, there’ve been many more
veterans who need dogs, so we’re workin’
coupla hours before I have to be at the Se- into a short bob, and, above one ear, two “Please tell me about yourself,” I said, really hard.”
I especially liked the big room where
nior Center, so we’re good.” purple feathers were woven into his hair. opening my notebook. pooches learn how to be service dogs.
There’s a whole bedroom set up, doors to
His Mom picked him up and deposited He was, well, cute. “I don’t really know how old I am. Sev- practice with, and a special phone with a
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eral years ago, me and a girl Maltese were I wanted to stay, but duty called.
Heading home, I was wondering
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costumes or feathers in my hair if it was
been abandoned. We think we’d been for a Good Cause. I like to think I would.
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HORMONES CAN HURT SENIORS’ APPETITES – HERE’S YY “Because
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[email protected] logging what you keeping a food log as a way care should
eat will make you of making sure enough cal- always
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CLAIM TO ‘FAME’ GUYS!
AT THE SUNRISE
Comic trio promises
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer an evening of good
clean fun at Lyric
1 The National Touring
Company of “Fame the Comedian Jeff Norris appears
Musical” comes to the Sunrise with comics Freddie Roman
Theatre in Fort Pierce this week- and Richard Minervini at
end. One of two stage versions the Lyric Theatre Dec. 18.
created from the 1980 mov-
ie and subsequent TV series, PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE
“Fame the Musical” premiered
in Miami in 1988, the first pro- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent ris and Richard Minervini. You get to guess including “Mall Cop,” “Grownups” and
fessional show at the Coconut [email protected] which one fits which category. “Zookeeper.”
Grove Playhouse. Like the film,
the musical was developed by OK, so a Jew, and Irishman and an Italian Roman began his career in the Catskills Norris, known for the wide variety of
David De Silva and concerns walk into a bar … as a teen. He attended NYU and met come- voices and impressions he does, is a head-
students at New York’s High dian Totie Fields, who invited him to join liner on Royal Caribbean and at comedy
School of the Performing Arts. No, I’m not about to begin a joke that her on her national tour. More than half a venues including Dangerfield’s in New York
There was also, of course, the could land me in a lot of trouble. That’s the century later, he is still working and is dean City and the Riviera in Las Vegas. He was
six-season television series. The beginning of the title of a Dec. 18 show at of the New York Friars Club. also featured in HBO’s “Oz” and “Boardwalk
musical has almost entirely dif- Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. The rest of the title Empire.”
ferent songs from the film, and is “An Evening of Clean Standup Comedy.” Minervini has appeared in Las Vegas and
features the fame-obsessed Car- The night features comedy legend and Lyric Atlantic City and has also appeared on TV’s Norris, who lives on the Jersey Shore,
men, the dyslexic dancer Taylor, favorite Freddie Roman as well as Jeff Nor- “The King of Queens” and in feature films
the overweight dancer Mabel CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
and the underprivileged Iris.
The tour stops at Sunrise Sun-
day for a 7 p.m. performance.
2 If you miss hearing Gar-
rison Keillor’s sonorous
voice (and sibilant S’s), you
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Entertain these ideas for memorable holiday gifts
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Legends Marilyn McCoo Hollinger’s “An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand
[email protected] and Billy Davis Jr. will perform Boeuf,” about the world’s greatest French restaurant,
at the Sunrise Theatre Jan. 14. will whet your appetite Jan. 17-Feb. 5.
As the holiday season approaches, it’s a good time
to consider the gift of entertainment. There are a lot of PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SUNRISE THEATRE The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has the hysterical musical
venues in our area, and here is a sampling of some of “The Producers” Jan. 10-29. A Mel Brooks show and a
the offerings that might appeal to the people on your lot of laughter will get the year off to a great start. In
list. a more serious vein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play
“Disgraced” examines the truths and lies we tell our-
If you have an Elvis fan to please, Chris MacDon- selves and others. It will be presented Feb. 12-26.
ald’s “Memories of Elvis” at the Sunrise Theatre on
Jan. 13 might be just the ticket. Fans of Marilyn Mc- The Atlantic Classical Orchestra has a number of
Coo and Billy Davis Jr. would surely be pleased with wonderful concert series, but one in particular caught
tickets to “Up, Up and Away: A Musical Fable,” on Jan. my eye. The pianist Conrad Tao first came to perform
14. For something completely different, “Artrageous,” in this area as a teen some 10 years ago. He returns to
and interactive art and music experience, will take the the Lyric Theatre in Stuart March 10 and will present
Sunrise stage Jan. 25. a number of works, including his own composition.
There are two performances, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., with
Indian River State College presents a variety of a lecture prior to the concerts at 3:10 p.m. and 7:10
genres at affordable prices. The drama “Time Stands p.m.
Still,” by Donald Margulies, will be presented Jan. 26-
28 at the Wynne Black Box Theatre and tickets are only The Lyric Theatre has something for everyone. The
$10 for subscription holder and $15 for non-subscrib- Five Irish Tenors appear Jan. 14, and Jarrod Spector,
ers. The marvelous musical “Man of La Mancha” will who played Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys” on Broadway,
be presented Feb. 9-12. It is a wonderful family gift of comes to town Jan. 16. Bluegrass singer and songwrit-
theater. er Sierra Hull returns Jan. 21 and the a cappella group
Vocalosity comes to town Feb. 4.
Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre has some big shows
coming up. “Chicago,” by the great team of Kander If you like classic music from the 1960s and ’70s,
and Ebb, is the longest-running American musical in Live from Vero Beach will present Felix Cavaliere’s
Broadway history. It will be presented Jan. 3-22. Noel Rascals Jan. 19 and singer/songwriter Al Stewart Jan.
Coward’s witty comedy “Private Lives” is a sophisti- 27. Both are at the Emerson Center.
cated night of theater. It will be presented Jan. 31-Feb.
19. The Barn Theatre in Stuart will present the charm-
ing musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” from Jan. 27-
On the Waxlax Stage at the Riverside, Michael Feb. 12.
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SUNRISE THEATRE COMING UP Google to speak for themselves. They
describe their sound as “holler-folk,”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 and it’s stirring stuff by my standards.
They won Best in Maine at the 2014 New
can see him soon at the Sunrise The- England Music Awards, and made their
atre. Tickets are selling briskly for his Newport Folk Festival debut last year.
Dec. 15 appearance, his third here since Their first full-length album charted on
2010. In July, Keillor re- Billboard and they’ve
tired from his hugely got a new one coming
popular radio show, “A out next year.
Prairie Home Compan-
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to write his syndicated us Museum and
columns. Gallery has commis-
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Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016 An Olde English Christmas 3 Summer Crush Garrison Keillor. scholar Natasha Kuz-
with Herman’s Hermits Winery, the north manovic on the fa-
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Starring Peter Noone
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Thurs., Dec. 1 • 7pm
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Summer, is paying tribute to the lives lost features images of Backus’ best-known
at Pearl Harbor this Sunday, with music works, most of them luminous land-
of the era – live jazz from the Coffee- scapes rendered through his mastery of
beans and a special all-military-branch- the palette knife.
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Highwaymen, the now highly-collectible
Direct from the People’s 4 At the outdoor music venue Terra African-American artists who sold their
Republic of China Fermata in downtown Stuart, hope primitive works door-to-door along the
The National Touring Company of The Shanghai Acrobats for mild weather Saturday night when Treasure Coast.
FAME: The Musical Mon., Dec. 5 • 7pm the mesmerizing, freight train-force Born in 1906, Backus reigned until his
Sun., Dec. 4 • 7pm roots band Ghost of Paul Revere heads death in 1990 over a barefoot Bohemian
south on tour from Portland, Maine. subculture in Fort Pierce.
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Film fest’s driving force in a Florida state of mind
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist investor Neli Santamarina, who runs the as when the short play “Recess Time!” –
[email protected] larger gallery Raw Space at Edgewood which Thomas co-wrote – was staged in
next door, Thomas has turned Project August. And Monday, he has organized
This weekend marks the debut of a Space into variously an art gallery, as an evening of live music and art with two
mini-festival of films shot in Florida, when it first opened with a series of show New York bands here for Miami’s Art Ba-
and it’s just the latest cultural gathering from Thomas and two co-founders; a per- sel, plus a Vero composer of electronica.
whipped up by Vero Beach native Jared formance art studio, as when artist Tay-
Thomas. lor Beatty publicly took the portraits one First, though, the launch of a month-
night of random recruits through social long series of noted independent films,
Thomas, the young founder of the media and then turned them into a lat- directed by nationally known filmmakers
downtown gallery Project Space 1785, er show; an intimate black box theater, and made in and about Florida.
has become something of an accidental
impresario. In collaboration with Miami Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., is Amy
Seimetz’s “Sun Don’t Shine.” Jim Jarmus-
Would you like some extra Holiday cash? ch’s “Stranger Than Paradise” screens on
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“River of Grass” rounds up the series on
LOOK FAMILIAR? Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. Jared Thomas.
Lighten your load. Fill up your wallet. Sell us your gently used A 2011 graduate of Indian River Char- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
designer handbags, and we’ll pay you up to 70% of the resale price. ter High’s visual and performing arts pro-
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Project Space 1785 is in a shopping at
Thomas notes that before there was the corner of Old Dixie Highway and 18th
Hollywood, there was Jacksonville, Fla. Street near downtown Vero Beach. Tickets
That in the early 1900s was the first movie for the series can be purchased at Proj-
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With the exception of Miami and Orlan-
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Unless you hail from Florida, as Seimetz
and Reichardt do. Or if you are attracted to
Florida’s cultural dissociation, as Jarmus-
ch appears to have been.
As Thomas puts it, “It’s a state that may-
be is not necessarily polarized, but it has a
reputation, for better or worse. And I think
both sides are accurate.”
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CLEAN CONTACT WILL HELP YOU TRIM THE FAT Kevin’s
All of us have experienced the situation: ing the low point of your swing in front of back slightly, in a concave position. The left
After striking a long, straight, wonderful tee the ball. Some of you are well aware that wrist at impact will be flat to the left fore- radius of the golf club and leaving you very
shot, all that’s to negotiate on our approach when you hit irons, hybrids and also fairway arm and in a slightly convex position. susceptible to fat shots.
is the lake fronting the green. A simple short- woods, the divot, bruise or the brushing of 2. The club shaft will be leaning forward
iron shot onto the putting surface will have the grass must take place in front of the ball. slightly at impact … this means the handle Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profession-
us looking at birdie or, at worst, a two-putt One interesting fact that we’ve discussed in of the club will be slightly more toward the al. He operates his Golf Academy at The Ever-
par. We set up for our approach shot, begin the past is the average player reaches the low target than the shaft and clubhead. green Club, has hosted and produced his own
the swing … and proceed to hit 3 to 4 inches point of his or her swing 5 inches behind the 3. There must be a slight down, forward and television and radio shows, and has authored
behind the ball, resulting in the ball coming ball, while the average touring professional rotary shift with the lower body. Even on the golf instructional book “Golf Everyone,”
up 40 to 50 yards short of the green and right reaches his or her low point 5 inches in front chip shots and small pitch shots, there must published by Hunter Textbooks. Perkins may
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in contact with the ball, must be moving hands and wrists. When this is done effec- for most of us, subconsciously, wants to
slightly down and, of course, forward. In tively, the right wrist at impact will be bent move too much downward, increasing the
common teaching terms, we call this reach-
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