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05/25/2018 ISSUE 21

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A3Positive developments Lots to love at the Lyric B7 A darling Dalmatian B14
Lively Olive loves spot-light
PSL city manager sites progress New season looks scintillating

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 21 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

Second sting nails ‘heroin network’

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer announced this week, a spin-off and announced the arrest of
[email protected] of Operation Big Mi-Steak. three accused distributors, two
accused suppliers, and a doz-
For the second time this year, Following that operation’s en others either involved in the
Sheriff Ken Mascara has an- conclusion, the Sheriff’s Office drug ring or users.
nounced the take-down of nu- and its law enforcement part-
merous suspected heroin deal- ners learned of others believed Authorities arrested suspect-
ers and their networks operating to be involved in the supply ed distributors, brothers Wil-
in St. Lucie County. The first time chain of heroin and fentanyl. liam Strachan, 33, and Leo Ja-
was in January. The latest was They continued investigating
CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

IT TAKES A ‘VILLAGE’:
YOUNG CITY LOOKS TO
HONOR ITS HERITAGE

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Starting this week, visitors to the fu-

ture Riverfront Park will have to navi-

gate around heavy equipment as crews

prepare the site for the planned Histor-

ic Village. The crews will be leveling the

ground and laying the foundations for

the historic structures known as the Pea- Peacock Ranch House.
cock Ranch Lodge and House.

In June, the buildings will be relocat-

ed from undeveloped land in the PGA Verano com- – the relocation and weatherproofing of the build-

munity to the northeast corner of park property, ings – completed by the end of September.

just south of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Preserving the turn-of-the-century buildings has

The structures will be loaded onto trucks and make been a high priority for the Port St. Lucie Historical

a slow, two-day drive down St. Lucie West Boulevard Society. The organization sees the acquisition and

and Floresta Drive. preservation of the buildings as a chance to possibly

PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN The city hopes to have the first phase of the project create a history museum CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

PANTHER PRIDE! Congressman Mast named to Veterans Affairs panel

On a day when former Westwood BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent serving in support of operations Enduring
High School (and Oakland Raider) and Iraqi Freedom.
football standout Khalil Mack got Port St. Lucie’s congressman, Brian
his number 32 retired – and a kiss Mast, is the newest member of the House Mast, who was unable to respond to a
from mom Yolanda – a current Veterans Affairs Committee. request for interview by press time, an-
Westwood player, junior Reggie nounced the appointment in a Facebook
Peterson, above, was making a It is a committee assignment the fresh- Live video that is archived on his congres-
name for himself in the Panthers’ man representative hoped to get. Mast sional Facebook page.
annual spring football game against Sebastian River High School at is one of two members of Congress who
Lawnwood Stadium last Thursday. Westwood won, 27-7.  are veterans with catastrophic disabili- “As of today I’m officially part of the vet-
ties from combat injuries sustained while
Brian Mast. CONTINUED ON PAGE A4

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 festival. Page B2

HEALTH A12-A15 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15

OBITUARIES A9 PETS B14

GAMES B16-B18 REAL ESTATE A17-A28

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City manager cites progress on development, commercial fronts

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “It also takes being prepared,” he said,
[email protected]
explaining that the city has done all it can
City Manager Russ Blackburn has been on the job about
18 months, so when he addressed the St. Lucie Chamber last to be welcoming to new business and con-
year at the Annual City Update, he was fairly new.
struction, having hired a so-called busi-
“I kinda knew what I was talking about,” he said, address-
ing the crowd this year. “But this year, we’re living it.” ness navigator to serve as a point person

He touted Port St. Lucie’s continued designation as the for anyone seeking to do business in the
“safest large city” in Florida, high marks
from citizens as surveyed by a national city.
company, and being “very fortunate to have
a great team of bosses and a great team of Among the wins the city has logged
employees.”
Both sides evaluate the City’s Strategic since last year, Blackburn counts keeping
Plan regularly to determine where the city
wants to go and what it needs to do to get City Electric Supply in Port St. Lucie. The

Russ Blackburn. there; Blackburn calls it Port St. Lucie’s road manufacturer will be relocating from its
map to success.
multi-building campus in St. Lucie West
Overall, the city appears to have pulled out of the Great
Recession stronger than ever. Residential building permits to a twice-the-size facility in the Tradition
are on a record pace based on this time last year. “It’s a vital
community,” Blackburn said, noting that much of the resi- Center for Commerce to accommodate PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
dential development has actually been within the city’s es- more than 50 new jobs.
tablished neighborhoods. AT SUMMIT, BUSCH MEANS BUSINESS
The city, too, is finalizing paperwork to
With new homes have come new restaurants and busi-
nesses vying for customers’ dollars, including a Lucky’s Mar- take over more than 1,200 undeveloped
ket, Texas Roadhouse and Chick-fil-A – all of which are either
recently opened, under construction, or going through the acres of Southern Grove, the last of three Peter Busch, owner of Southern Eagle Distributing, speaks with Lisa
permitting process.
phases to the overall Tradition develop- Teetor following his keynote address at the Treasure Coast Business
The city’s growth and continued success hasn’t occurred
simply through happenstance, Blackburn said. ment. Summit, held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center last Thursday. 

“There’s no place like this in South Flor-

ida,” Blackburn said of Southern Grove,

noting that if the city moves forward with acquiring the prop- for the City Center development. He hinted that the proposal

erty, Port St. Lucie will be able to offer large tracts of land for he’s seen comes from a reputable developer with plans to ful-

big-scale development. fill the city’s vision for the property.

“We’re ready” when South Florida builds out, he said. “It’s very doable,” Blackburn said of getting the property

The city is looking for a joint venture partner to help with back into the private sector.

the management and marketing of the land and it hopes “to The Crosstown Parkway extension continues to move

have a couple announcements very soon,” Blackburn said. along and is still on track for completion in November 2019.

Another announcement Blackburn hopes to make – “We’re going to try to beat that,” he said, adding that the

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BRIAN MAST Port St. Lucie readies for Memorial Day service

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

erans committee here in the House of Rep- BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Safety and Motor Vehicles. The Purple PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE
resentatives,” he said. Heart is awarded to members of the mil-
Congressman Brian Mast will be the guest itary and some government agencies for As Union troops pushed into South
Mast served in the Army for 12 years. He speaker as the United Veterans of Port St. major wounds received in combat and Carolina, many fled Charleston. However,
lost his legs to an IED while serving in sup- Lucie host its annual Memorial Day service terrorist acts. many of the former slaves stayed. They
port of Operation Enduring Freedom in on Monday, May 28, at Veterans Memorial disinterred and reburied the “Martyrs
2010. He received the Bronze Star, the Army Park, 2100 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway. How and where Memorial Day got of the Race Course” with dignity. Many
Commendation Medal for Valor, the Pur- The service will start at 10 a.m. and last about started is a complex question. In the historians say almost all who remained
ple Heart, and other notable medals. Mast an hour. 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson signed in Charleston showed up to dedicate the
made his first run for Congress in 2016. His a proclamation declaring Waterloo, N.Y., new mass grave on May 1, 1865.
district, FL-18, covers St. Lucie, Martin and Mast, a Republican whose distict covers the birthplace of Memorial Day on May
part of Palm Beach counties. St. Lucie, Martin and part of Palm Beach 30, 1866. But some historians hold that Other historians hold that the Grand
counties, is a former Army sergeant who lost what can be counted as the first Memorial Army of the Republic, which accept-
In addition to now being on the House his legs to an IED in 2010 while serving in Day service happened on May 1, 1865, in ed Union soldiers, sailors and Marines,
Veterans Affairs Committee, Mast is on the support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He Charleston, S.C. might also have been inspired by the
House Transportation & Infrastructure and was recently appointed to the House Veter- Confederate Memorial Day, which likely
Foreign Affairs committees. In December ans Affairs Committee.. There was a Confederate POW camp at started in 1866 around Columbus, Ga., to
2016 he told St. Lucie Voice the Transporta- what is now Hampton Park. Before then it institute the annual remembrance.
tion & Infrastructure Committee was his top Service organizer Cathy La Valle said Mast was a horse racetrack. Many of the POWs
pick for increased sway with federally-fund- is an accomplished speaker with much to tell were black Union soldiers who weren’t La Valle said about 500 attend the an-
ed wastewater management projects to the veterans and broader communities. “I’m afforded the traditional treatment of cap- nual event, and seating is limited. She
help reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges. sure he’s going to provide a great presenta- tured troops. About 250 died and were urged folks to take lawn chairs and um-
tion,” she said. buried in a mass grave. brellas for shade. The city provides bot-
“We have major infrastructure issues in tled water, but it’s a good idea to take
my area and water issues related to infra- Also on tap for the Memorial Day service, some. 
structure,” Mast said then in a telephone La Valle said, is something people will soon
interview. “Our coastal area is being deci- start seeing at city and participating busi- tional constituent cases have opened due
mated by it.” nesses’ parking lots. to representatives being at the West Palm
VA Medical Center.
On the Veterans Affairs Committee Mast “After the ceremony, there’s going to be an
gains greater oversight of the Ardie R. Co- unveiling,” said La Valle, a 25-year Air Force Mast is on five congressional subcom-
pas State Veterans’ Nursing Home project veteran. “The City of Port St. Lucie will be un- mittees. He is the vice chairman of theWater
in Tradition. According to the Florida De- veiling their Purple Heart parking signs.” Recourses & Environment subcommittee.
partment of Veteran Affairs, construction Mast is also a member of 10 congressional
of the 120-bed state veterans home should The signs will designate parking for Pur- caucuses, including the Everglades Caucus
start this summer and take about two years ple Heart recipients. La Valle said area veter- and Congressional Estuary Caucus. 
to complete. The state is building the home ans organizations have approached the city,
using a federal grant from the federal De- county and commercial property owners to
partment of Veteran Affairs. put the signs at some of their parking spaces.
La Valle said there will be no enforcement,
Florida has the third largest population such as with accessible parking spaces, but
of veterans in the country, about 1.5 mil- she believes the community will respect the
lion. Mast’s congressional district has about reserved parking. A little more than 12,000
58,000, according to the National Center for have the Purple Heart license plates, accord-
Veterans Analysis and Statistics. St. Lucie ing to the Florida Department of Highway
has about 25,000, according to the center.
With the addition of Mast, Florida now has It’s also the only congressional office at a VA same. “To allow that (West Palm Beach of-
four seats on the House Veterans Affairs medical center. fice) to be replicated, that model be repli-
Committee. cated across the breadth of this country by
In January Mast and three other South- any other VA hospital, so other members
The Republican has testified before the east Florida representatives – all Democrats of Congress can go out there and have that
committee repeatedly on various issues. On – opened a district office at the West Palm space to meet with their constituent veter-
the day his appointment was announced Beach VA Medical Center, which has St. ans within the VA medical centers,” Mast
– May 16 – Mast had testified before the Lucie in its catchment area. It was Mast’s said in the video.
committee about opening what’s likely the idea. He has introduced legislation to make
only joint congressional office in existence. it easier for other representatives to do the He estimated that more than 100 addi-



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HISTORIC VILLAGE according to Bridget Kean, the city’s Com- constructed with Miami-Dade County pine
munity Redevelopment Agency director. – a seriously hard wood that termites tend to
leave alone.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 To return the historic house back to what
It’s unknown just how much money ren-
“Your Full-Service it would have looked like in 1917, though, a ovating the structures will ultimately cost
Salon” the city, as funding is dependent on grant
as well as begin saving relics of the young new dormer will be constructed. Dormers awards. “It’s hard to say,” Kean said.

city’s past. are roofed structures that usually have a Even still, the council has agreed that pre-
serving the structures is important to the city.
The Historical Society has helped – and window.
“To me, it’s the cultural significance,” said
continues to help – secure grant funding to Both the house and the lodge will receive Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo, who is the
current executive director of the Port St. Luc-
offset some of the expenses for the village. new roofs once they are placed on their per- ie Historical Society. By preserving Peacock
Ranch’s lodge and house, the city can en-
Other organizations are also encouraged to manent foundations at Riverfront Park. The hance its cultural offerings.

provide grant-writing assistance. structures will also be secured against the “This is our one shot,” she told St. Lucie
Voice.
New Client “It all got back-burnered,” Patricia Chris- elements until such time as funding is avail-
Specials As Kean noted, “If you don’t preserve
tensen said of partnering with a local vet- able for renovating the interiors. them, they get destroyed.” 

erans group a decade ago. With the Great Despite an off-hand remark at a City

Recession, much of what the nonprofit Council meeting in April to the contrary, the

Balayage Color $75 groups had hoped to accomplish got way- buildings are not infested with termites, ac-

laid. Christensen is the vice chair of the cording to Kean. One area does have termite

Keratin Special $99 Historical Society. damage, she said, which will be treated.

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THE CELEBRATION OF Dad’s car keyed post road rage
LIFE STARTS HERE
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer theater and, as he and the kids walked
[email protected] into the theater, the suspects followed in
their truck, yelling at him and the chil-
The Port St. Lucie Police Department dren, according to police.
is searching for two suspects believed to
have keyed a man’s Nissan following a The next morning, the man discovered
road rage incident in St. Lucie West. The two long scratches on the passenger side
man and the suspects exchanged words of his Nissan and reported the vandalism.
on St. Lucie West Boulevard as he was
driving his children to the AMC movie The suspects are described as white
theater on May 15. males with short-cropped hair. They were
seen in a large gray pick-up truck with an
The dad told police about the verbal al- extended cab and lifted 2 to 4 inches.
tercation between himself and two white
males during which the males screamed Those with information are encour-
obscenities at him. What sparked the aged to contact Port St. Lucie police Det.
confrontation was not publicly released. Corona by calling 772-344-4080 or Trea-
The dad continued driving to the movie sure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-
TIPS. 

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Port St. Lucie we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
Saundra enjoyed a successful and long-
term career as an owner to a cleaning com- Felix Ojeda, 101, of Port St. Lucie died on palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
pany. Survivors include her loving husband May 13 at his home. He was born on June 10, better meet the needs of our community.
of 16 years, Jerry Castiglione; children, Bil- 1916, in Comerio, Puerto Rico.
lieyah Smith (Marlene), Marsha Byers and Licensed since 1982.
Sheryl Campbell; grandchildren, Cheralin He is the beloved husband of Delia Ojeda;
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MARGIE M. RIVERA, 68
Port St. Lucie JOHN C. WATTS, 80
Port St. Lucie
Margie M. Rivera, 68, of Port St. Lucie
passed away on May 11. Margie was born in John C. Watts, 80, passed away May 14, at
New York, N.Y., to Harry and Hilda Santiago. his home. John was born in Canton, Ohio, on
She remained in New York until 1992, when Aug. 13, 1937.
she relocated from White Plains, N.Y., to Port
St. Lucie. He was married to Marge (nee Schwartz)
Watts for 59 years. They have two daughters,
Prior to retirement, Margie was the out- Beth (Scott) Gill and Kathy Watts; and three
patient supervisor for Lawnwood Regional grandchildren, Jenni (Nick) Fisher, Janie
Medical Center for many years. The greatest Beth Pogue and Griffin Pogue. He has a sister
joy in her life was being a grandmother. Gwen (Phil) Halco.

Margie was the devoted mother of Mi- John worked for Goodyear Tire and Rub-
chelle Vanover (Kevin), Christina Benton and ber, serving as Manager, Information Sys-
Daniel Benton; dear former spouse of George tems.

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Amid the pomp and circumstance ... take a bow, parents

BY LISA ZAHNER | Staff Writer Ball games won, and lost. straight A’s under my belt and a pres- But don’t lose heart. When they’re not
As you scale the bleachers to the idential scholarship awaiting me at worrying about the Wi-Fi being down,
Graduation season is upon us. university, but now it’s clear that back these tech-savvy, globally aware and
Hundreds of area teens on the prec- nosebleeds to watch them graduate, then I knew virtually nothing. Pretty environmentally conscious millennials
ipice of adulthood are receiving their that dizziness you feel is the past 18 soon I’ll have a teenager, so I’ll regress really do think a great deal about seri-
diplomas and are embarking on their years whizzing before you at warp to knowing nothing again. ously changing the world.
journeys to college, to the military, to speed. How, by the laws of physics, did
trade school or straight to the workforce. that time go by so fast? But as of right this moment, pushing These young people give me hope. My
Moms and Dads, take a well-earned 50 and celebrating my 30-year class generation has utterly failed to change
victory lap. You survived. Likely with a It’s a time for reflection, a time for reunion, sometimes I think I know a lot much of anything of substance. In fact,
pride and maybe a hint of trepidation. on our watch I fear we’ve let things
COMMENTARY of mighty useful (and an backslide.
You did your job. You got your son equal amount of mighty
few more gray hairs and hundreds of or daughter over the finish useless) stuff. I can These kids in the Class of 2018 might
thousands of parent-taxi miles on your line to majority, or definitely kick butt at trivia not be considered the Greatest Gener-
minivans and SUVs, but you came out nearly there. What night. But these kids can ation, or the toughest generation, but
more or less unscathed. happens from this find any of that “knowl- to me, they have got to be the bravest,
point on is his or most adventurous generation. More
It seems like only yesterday you her own respon- edge” on Google quick- than any other generation to date, they
brought them home from the hospi- sibility. Time to let go er than I can search venture into great unknown. The only
tal. The next few years were a blur, but of the reins a bit, even if the cobwebs of guarantee we have about the world they
you’ve got tons of pictures to prove they you’re still the port in a storm, my brain to call are jumping into is that we have no clue
happened. Then all those firsts. First drop-off laundry service, crisis hotline it up. what it’s going to look like.
steps. First words. First day of kinder- manager, ATM and loan shark. I thought
garten. You taught them to tie their Cars that drive themselves? The idea
shoes, to ride a bike, to read a book. Full of vim and vigor, idealistic as all I knew some important stuff, but the makes my head hurt. A tabletop device
There were birthday parties and holi- get-out and ready to go find that career world is changing so fast that it seems that answers questions and listens to
days and summer vacations. Mishaps that makes them so happy that it doesn’t like they keep moving the goalposts. my conversations all day? Just please
and illness. They probably scared you to seem like work (don’t spit your coffee Maybe you feel the same way. make it stop. These things are just the
death a few times. Lots of scraped knees out at that one), these kids think they tip of the iceberg of the bizarre and the
and wounded hearts and tears. And can change the world. Remember what One thing I know for sure is that wonderful inventions our kids will use
laughter, too. Awards ceremonies and that felt like? you parents made an excellent choice and make in the coming decades. It all
dance recitals. Concerts and campouts. to raise your families on the Treasure sounds so exhausting to me, and I’m
I can vaguely remember. Coast. Not only did your children grow the kind of mom who actually knows
I remember feeling indestructi- up with the beach as their back yard and how to factory reset her 10-year-old’s
ble, headstrong and all-knowing with wild Florida as their playground, you notebook computer to get rid of viruses
planted them in a community that cares he downloads so I don’t have to call the
about kids and about education. Geek Squad.

Sure, it’s not perfect and we have I’m so happy we have these terrifically
our hometown tragedies like any small intelligent, caring, idealistic kids coming
town does. Yes, kids do drugs here and down the pike.
occasionally get in trouble with the law.
But on the whole, our youngsters spend We desperately need the fresh ideas
the vast majority of their time worrying and boundless energy.
about first-world problems, like the Wi-
Fi being down. To you fine young men and women of
the Class of 2018, may you reach for the
It’s easy to get discouraged when you stars, make your dreams come true and
see the mess in Washington, or in Talla- leave this world better than you found
hassee, or when you try to comprehend it. May you find peace, happiness and,
the significance of natural disasters and most of all, gratitude in whatever you
geopolitical events, or when you ponder do. 
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HEROIN BUST Circuit State’s Attorney. Drugs seized include a half-kilo of co- PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Sheriff Mascara said that Operation Big caine, 138 grams of powder cocaine, 194
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 grams of heroin, 740 grams of fentanyl, 34 been significant money.
Mi-Steak should have served as a stern capsules of heroin, six capsules of a heron/ “We continue to work diligently in every
maal Douglas, 34, both of Fort Pierce, and warning to others dealing in narcotics – fentanyl/cocaine mixture, two capsules
24-year-old Peter Robert Clark of Port St. “We have you in our sights.” of a heroin/methamphetamine mixture, way possible to pursue these drug dealers,
Lucie. The accused suppliers were identi- eight hydromorphone pills, 12 grams of charge them with everything the law will
fied as John A. Crane Jr., 36, of Miami and Operation Second Mistake should fur- crack cocaine, 54 grams of marijuana, and allow and attempt to put them behind bars
Tyko Charleston Dean, 41, of Oakland ther serve as warning, he said, noting any- various drug paraphernalia. for as long as possible to end the pain and
Park, Fla. They were arrested in Martin one still dealing in St. Lucie County has suffering they cause so many in our com-
County before half a kilo of heroin and two options: stop what you’re doing, or get For perspective, 740 grams of fentanyl munity,” Mascara said. “I want to thank our
cocaine could cross into St. Lucie County. caught. is approximately 1.5 pounds. “This could federal partners for again working so close-
have caused hundreds of deaths in our ly with us and thank the men and women
“It’s been a heck of a team effort,” Sher- Seized in the second operation were community,” Sheriff Mascara said. of our agency who worked to make this in-
iff’s Det. Andrew Bolonka said of the con- seven guns from convicted felons – all of vestigation such a success.”
clusion of Operation Second Mistake. which have been or are in the process of A typical capsule, Det. Bolonka said,
being analyzed. The guns include a Walther would contain 0.015 or 0.02 grams – with- Sheriff Mascara hinted that this would
The investigation was a joint partner- 9mm handgun, a Glock handgun, a Model out “cutting” the drug (adding in fillers to not be the last announcement regard-
ship between the St. Lucie County Sher- 1911 handgun, a Palmetto Arms AR-15, a stretch the drug), that would have easily ing the movement of heroin and fentanyl
iff’s Office, the DEA, ATF, FBI, Homeland 12-gauge shotgun, a pistol-style Drako AK- filled thousands of capsules. through the county.
Security Investigations and 19th Judicial 47, and a Highpoint .45 cal. handgun, as
well as miscellaneous ammunition. And, at $20 a capsule, that would have “Probably in three months we’ll see you
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Outpatient knee replacement surgery has arrived

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer 80-year-olds,” Steinfeld says.

In January of this year, “They’re the 50- to 70-year-

the Centers for Medicare & olds. So, you have some peo-

Medicaid Services removed ple that are not on Medicare

total knee arthroplasty (knee or in the early phase of Medi-

replacements) from its for- care. There are a lot of very

merly ironclad list of in-pa- healthy, active people who

tient-only procedures. would be prime candidates

As a result, some patients for something like this.”

who need to have their knee And when Steinfeld says

replaced can now have the “largest growing segment,”

procedure done in the morn- he’s not exaggerating.

ing and go home later that Currently, according to the

same day. CDC, some 700,000 knee re-

That’s a huge change from Dr. George Nichols. Dr. Richard Steinfeld. placements are performed
the not-too-distant past. each year, and the University
PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE of California Irvine projects
According to Treasure

Coast orthopedic surgeons George Nich- still a work in progress. with no underlying medical problems or that number will increase five-fold within

ols, “historically for joint replacements, “It’s interesting because there are no comorbidities. They must have no history 12 years, jumping to 3.5 million per year.

maybe 30 years ago, patients would come written [Medicare] guidelines as to who of heart or lung disease.” Indeed, by 2030, NIH estimates “20

in to the hospital and they’d be in the hos- it’s OK for and who is not,” says orthopedic Other factors that can nix a same-day percent of all Americans – about 70 mil-

pital five or six or seven days. Over the past surgeon Dr. Richard Steinfeld. knee replacement are the patient’s age, lion people – will have passed their 65th

10-to-12 years, we’ve been shortening that The American Academy of Orthopaedic weight, body mass index or a lack of at- birthday and will be at increased risk for

up. You’d be in the hospital maybe three Surgeons partially defines who’s eligible home support. osteoarthritis,” by far the leading medical

days,” and until this past January, “most of for the outpatient procedure when it says In other words, if Nichols or Steinfeld problem leading to the need for knee re-

my patients were in the hospital just over- “there is a small subset of patients that does recommend a same-day knee re- placements.

night.” could appropriately receive outpatient to- placement for you, you’re likely healthi- Outpatient knee replacement – as radi-

Now that hospital stay can be less than tal knee arthroplasty.” er, more fit and younger than the average cal as it may sound – could be just the be-

one day. New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery knee replacement patient in this country. ginning.

Determining who qualifies for these says these outpatient knee replacement “The largest growing segment of peo- “Most of us think that within a year –

same-day knee replacements, however, is candidates “must be in excellent health ple who need knee replacements are not April of 2019 – not only will hip replace-

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BY ELLIE KRIEGER | The Washington Post Handelsman, an endocrinologist in clinical likely not be dangerous.” lozenge made a difference for me that night.
practice and medical director of the Meta- The circumstances for my trial couldn’t But the scenario reminded me of a fairly
If it feels like your sweet tooth has control bolic Institute of America, says, “Gymnema
of you rather than visa-versa, there’s an age- has not been adequately studied or eval- have been more perfect, because my daugh- traumatic collision I had with a batch of my
old but newly promoted herbal remedy that uated for efficacy and safety” in treating ter was making brownies for a school fund- grandmother’s brownies when I was a teen-
might help you turn that around: gymnema high blood sugar. We don’t know what the raiser that night. I warned her I had to eat ager; I gobbled at least 10 before a stomach-
sylvestre. Though marketed a bit overexcit- proper dose is, its side effects, at least one – in the name of science. After ache finally stopped me. Looking back, I see
edly – one supplement manufacturer claims or interactions with other how my ultra-restrictive eating at that time
it is able to “stop sugar cravings in seconds” medications, to name a savoring half of a deliciously in my life left me vulnerable to that brown-
– gymnema is actually a plant with some few pending questions. fudgy brownie, relishing its ie binge. Research backs up this notion.
long-standing credentials. So I’d stay away from rich, sticky-sweet fla- The authors of a 2016 review of studies on
the pill form – some- vor, I popped a Sweet sugar addiction published in the European
Gymnema leaves, chewed or brewed into times marketed as Defeat in my mouth. Journal of Nutrition concluded that animal
tea, have historically been used in Ayurvedic “blood sugar support” The tiny lozenge tast- studies showing addiction-like behaviors
(traditional Indian) medicine as a way to re- – because it’s difficult to ed powerfully minty around sugar occurred only in animals that
duce blood glucose and decrease sugar con- gauge the impact it could with a cooling, almost were on restrictive diets, not in those fed
sumption. Studies show that gymnemic acid have on your body. For one thing, numbing, effect – kind of liberally. The sugar cravings these products
molecules have a structure similar to that it’s possible the pills could cause dangerous- like a doubly strong Altoid. I are designed to eliminate seem to be at
of glucose, making them just the right fit to ly low blood sugar. least partially be the result of the extremely
occupy the sweet receptors on the tongue, noticed a hint of bitterness, but the restrictive, just-say-no-to-sugar diets that
blocking sugar from doing so, and therefore If you’re someone who would simply like mint flavor overrode that. have taken hold.
blunting sweet taste. The effect, at least in to see whether gymnema works for you to
the short term, is to make sugary foods a lot tame sugar cravings, you can find gymnema After a few minutes, I tried the other half What finally allowed me to gain control
less appealing. leaves, teas and liquid supplements online, of the brownie. This time it tasted like put- over sugar wasn’t taking a supplement to
though they are often described as bitter. ty – all gooiness and no flavor. Some of the stem my cravings, but learning to eat a more
Gymnema is being studied for its poten- I decided to try gymnema in the form of a essence of the chocolate wafted up pleas- moderate, balanced diet as a way of life. I
tial as a drug for treating diabetes and other lozenge called Sweet Defeat, whose bold as- antly into my nose, but with its sweetness don’t think gymnema is going to solve our
metabolic disorders, and preliminary results sertion that it could “stop sugar cravings in blocked, the brownie was completely unap- more deep-seated issues around sugar. But
are promising. In these trials, intakes rang- seconds” is the kind of statement that sets petizing. The effect lasted for about an hour. it might be helpful in temporarily riding out
ing from about 200 mg to 400 mg of gymne- off my fake-o-meter. Because each lozenge food cravings – which are known to come
mic acids have been shown to reduce the in- has a small amount (2 mg) of gymnemic I have to acknowledge that, as a culinary on strong at first but fade after a little time.
testinal absorption of glucose and increase acids, extracted from about 15 of the plant’s professional and passionate food lover, it Regardless of whether you try it, consider
the production of insulin. That does not leaves, Handelsman says “they would most made me a little uneasy to interfere with my adopting long-term changes toward making
mean gymnema is a recommended way to sense of taste, even temporarily. And I don’t such cravings a thing of the past. 
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ed that this is a special home, inside and out. FEATURES FOR 8413 BELFRY PLACE the home. There are preserve settings for
“It’s the beautifully upgraded Sawgrass walking and biking. The Island Club offers
Neighborhood: Oakhill at PGA Village many amenities, including a fitness center,
floor plan with stunning lake views,” she Year built: 1996 • Construction: CBS billiards room, cards and crafts rooms, a
said. “It’s been well-maintained and there’s Square footage: 2,232 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,338 well-stocked library, resort-style pool and
room for a pool. It’s one not to miss.” Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2 • Flooring: carpet, ceramic, tile playground area. There is always something
Security: manned gate, security system
As always, when you purchase a home Additional features: lake views, plantation shutters, covered CONTINUED ON PAGE 23
in PGA Village, you get so much more than patio, room for pool, paddle fans, two-car garage, laundry
room, single hung metal windows, furniture negotiable
Community amenities: basketball, billiards, clubhouse, exer-
cise room, game room, golf course, library, pool, tennis

Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Kay Rodriguez, 772-486-2126

Listing price: $329,900

Tom Cann Tom Cann PROVEN RESULTS AND EXPERT KNOWLEDGE
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NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 9515 SW Nuova Way 17007 SW Sapri Way,
Large Estate Home 2 BD, Dulce Model
10333 SW Ambrose Way 10795 SW Visconti Way- ON 2.5 BA, Den, Formal Living, Family Room 3 BD, 3.5 BA W/Den Lakefront Home. 2555 Sq. Ft. 3 Car
Castellano Floorplan 2 BR, GOLF COURSE WITH POOL! Formal Dining, Pool & Spa w/ Private Lake View Garage with $85K Pool, Security Cameras, Surround System
Den, 2 BA, 2 Car garage with Golf Cart Bump Out! Ravella Floorplan 2 BR, Den, 2.5 BH 2097 Sq. Ft. home on the golf course 2761 Sq. Ft. All Impact Glass $424,900 All Impact Glass $599,000
1819 Sq. Ft. with private view on the C-24 canal with heated pool /spa and summer kitchen. Large screen enclosure with
All Impact Glass $264,900 picture window. This home has white cabinets beautiful wood look porcelain PGA VILLAGE FOR LEASE PGA VILLAGE
tile and many upgraded features. All Impact Glass. $489,000 8501 Belfry Place
PGA VERANO 2 BR, Den 2 Bath. 1747 Sq. Ft. home on lake with
PGA VILLAGE beautiful summer kitchen & large screen patio.
Turn key furnished. Annual lease
10716 SW Visconti Way 7740 Greenbrier Circle PRICE REDUCED! $2100.00/mth.
Isabella, 1827 a/c sq. ft. On Golf Course!
2BR, 2BA, Den, 2 Car Large Screened Patio Over 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2157 Sq. ft. On the 4th hole of 9202 World Cup Way WE RECENTLY SOLD:
Looking Long Lake View, Plantation Shutters & 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 8121 Saratoga Way SOLD $880,000
Gorgeous Kitchen. All Impact Glass $354,900 Dye Golf Course Priced Reduced 1 Car Garage, Furnished.
Devon Model $199,000 9956 SW Nuova Way SOLD $600,000
$379,000
20008 Morolo Way SOLD $498,000

9481 Nuova Way SOLD $372,000

10744 SW Visconti Way SOLD $370,000

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A solid 19 single-family residences and lots changed hands in the Tradition and St. Lucie West
real estate markets from May 14-18 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 8121 Saratoga Way. First listed in April for $899,000,
this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,857-square-foot residence sold for $880,000 on May 17.
The week’s next-best sale was the house at 9956 SW Nuova Way. Originally listed last October for
$695,000, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,131-square-foot abode sold for $600,000 on May 19.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$880,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8121 SARATOGA WAY 4/11/2018 $899,000 5/17/2018 $600,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9956 SW NUOVA WAY 10/24/2017 $695,000 5/17/2018 $389,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7733 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 3/26/2018 $389,900 5/17/2018 $383,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9183 PUMPKIN RIDGE 3/20/2018 $389,000 5/15/2018 $326,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9784 SW CHESTWOOD AVENUE 4/9/2018 $334,900 5/16/2018 $316,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8438 BELFRY PLACE 7/7/2017 $334,900 5/16/2018 $294,270
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11277 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 10/9/2017 $309,270 5/15/2018 $282,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9521 SW NUOVA WAY 3/14/2018 $284,900 5/15/2018 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 400 SW BLUE SPRING COURT 1/22/2018 $293,500 5/14/2018 $242,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12064 SW KNIGHTSBRIDGE LANE 2/26/2018 $254,900 5/15/2018 $230,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 710 SW TILLBO COVE 3/21/2018 $240,000 5/16/2018 $230,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 710 SW TILLBO COVE 3/29/2018 $240,000 5/16/2018 $218,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10042 SW CHADWICK DRIVE 2/21/2018 $230,000 5/15/2018

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

9956 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie 7733 Greenbrier Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 10/24/2017 Listing Date: 3/26/2018
Original Price: $695,000 Original Price: $389,900
Sold: 5/17/2018 Sold: 5/17/2018
Selling Price: $600,000 Selling Price: $389,900
Listing Agent: AnnMarie Napolitano Listing Agent: Linda MacCormack

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty of PSL Selling Agent: Lang Realty

Thomas Cann Susan Prahl

Cann Realty Keller Williams Realty

9183 Pumpkin Ridge, Port Saint Lucie 9784 SW Chestwood Avenue, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 3/20/2018 Listing Date: 4/9/2018
Original Price: $389,000 Original Price: $334,900
Sold: 5/15/2018 Sold: 5/16/2018
Selling Price: $383,000 Selling Price: $326,000
Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez Listing Agent: Tony Reagan

Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty

Isabelle Pollock Alliean Martinez

Lang Realty RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty

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10900 SW Hartwick Drive - Lakes at Tradition
2249 Flanders Rd. 5205 Feather Creek 8364 Mulligan Circle
Lovely home
hosts 4 BR, 3 BA, SOLD SOLD SOLD
8905 First Tee
2 CG on corner 9300 World Cup Way 8901 One Putt Pl
lot with beautiful
front porch, screen SOLD SOLD SOLD
enclosed patio &
private back yard. 1971 SE Dock Street 11779 SW Aventino Dr 10011 SW Canossa Way

$299,000

7142 Hawks View Trail - PGA Village

Beautiful Re-Done
home features 3 BR
+ Den, 2 BA, 2 CG

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Dreaming of a New GHO SCORES 5 ‘GRAND’ AWARDS
Bath or Kitchen?
GHO Homes, which won the top high ceilings and 8-foot interior doors
Schedule Your Complimentary prize in their price categories in St. all standard. An exceptional value and
Consultation Today! Lucie and Indian River counties for home for the Port St Lucie market.
their five entries into the Treasure Coast
Touching up a room or giving it a whole new look, we have everything Builders Association Parade of Homes, PLATINUM AWARD – INDIAN RIV-
you need to remodel your home — design, functionality and a higher added to their hardware haul recently ER COUNTY AND GRAND AWARD
level of professionalism. Plus the convenience of finding it all in one at the Annual TCBA awards banquet – WINNER: The Camino is a brand-new
place. From cabinets, countertops, flooring, fixtures, sinks, hardware, winning 5 GRAND awards for their en- plan designed for the brand-new com-
tries. munity Segovia Lake. Segovia Lake just
paint & more, we offer a one-stop remodeling experience. opened for sales in late 2017, and the
It’s our job, but we never forget that it’s your home. “This year we had 19 residential en- models just opened for buyers to pre-
tries in nine different categories. The view in January. The Camino, a 3-bed-
Serving the Treasure Coast & homes were judged by a group of nine room, 2-bath, 3-car garage home, is the
North Palm Beach County areas since 1987 professionals from outside the Treasure centerpiece of the new Segovia Lake
Coast area. They compared exteriors, community. Pricing for Segovia Lake
Stuart 772.288.6255 Jupiter 561.459.1004 interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, bed- starts in the $260s and features a gated
6118 SE Federal Highway 2151 S. Alt. A1A, Suite 900 rooms and other unique features. The neighborhood centered around Lake
Stuart, FL 34997 Jupiter, FL 33477 entries were scored and those scores Segovia with a community fitness cen-
(South of Cove Rd. in the (South of Indiantown Rd. in the were tabulated and compared with one ter and pool set to open this fall, and is
Tropical Smoothie Plaza) Three Palms Center) another. The categories were estab- located in the center of everything in
lished based on sales price, minus land, Vero Beach, just south of SR 60 on 58th
DreamMaker-Stuart.com DreamMaker-Jupiter.com minus swimming pool and other op- Avenue.
tions, and minus decorating features.
The winning entries received Platinum, PLATINUM AWARD – INDIAN RIV-
Gold and Silver Awards in each county. ER COUNTY AND GRAND AWARD
The platinum award winners in each WINNER: The Allston SP is a version of
county are compared to one another, the Allston plan designed specifically
and the Treasure Coast Winners then for the Serenoa community. Beautifully
become our Grand Award recipients,” appointment and located on the end of
said Maddie Williams, executive direc- the community lake, The Allston fea-
tor of the Treasure Coast Builders Asso- tures an expansive great room, a master
ciation. suite overlooking the lake and a 2-car
garage with an owners workshop add-
The year’s entries are a compilation ed to the back of the garage measuring
of GHO models opened since the last 12 feet by 12 feet, 8 inches allowing for
Parade of Homes in March 2017 and you to store your boat, motorcycle or to
represent only a fraction of their mod- create the perfect workshop. Serenoa
els, floorplans and communities. offers plans ranging 1,700 square feet
under air to 2,700 square feet in their
PLATINUM AWARD – INDIAN RIV- new Grande Series. Additionally, Sere-
ER COUNTY AND GRAND AWARD noa has just announced contracts are
WINNER: The Baldwin, a 3-bedroom now being accepted in their final phase
plus den, 2.5-bath, 3-car garage home of the community. This is a must-see
is the decorated model featured in the 4 gated neighbor in south Vero Beach,
Lakes community in Vero Beach, south with two community lakes, communi-
of Oslo Road on 13th Street SW. This ty clubhouse and pool, and a series of
beautiful home features the Durango plans focused on the floor porch life-
elevation with an added bay window style all from the mid-$200s.
on the front and an impressive 3-car
garage measuring over 34 feet wide PLATINUM AWARD – INDIAN RIV-
including the workshop area. 4 Lakes ER COUNTY AND GRAND AWARD
offers 12 floor plans around four lakes WINNER: The Camelia, the last model
nestled in a quiet south Vero location to open, was completed just two days
from the $340s. prior to the Parade of Homes. Located
in Lily’s Cay, on Indian River Boulevard,
PLATINUM AWARD – ST LUCIE The Camelia is a 3-bedroom, den, 2.5-
COUNTY AND GRAND AWARD WIN- bath, 2-car garage home that comes
NER: The Avalon, GHO Homes’ deco- standard with a salt water pool and
rated model in Port St Lucie, is show- screened enclosure. The perfect loca-
cased as part of their signature floor tion, the perfect floor plans and offered
plan series in their St Lucie Collection from the mid $400s – the reason is clear
priced from the high $200s. The Avalon why this community and the plans
is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-car side load created for this neighborhood are so
oversized 22-foot by 30-foot garage popular. This is the second model top
home with an option to easily add a open in Lily’s Cay – and it is definitely
fourth bedroom. The St Lucie Collec- a must- see.
tion features three series and 14 floor
plans available on your lot or on a list For more information on GHO
of lots GHO Homes owns throughout Homes, or any of their other models or
Port St Lucie from the $240s and in- communities, call 772-257-1100. 
cludes impact windows, spray foam in-
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 You can add a pool if you like, or enjoy the
one at the clubhouse. The view is sensational
to do if you want to join in, and if you don’t, and you could not find a more tranquil set-
you have your own private retreat. The area ting. Location, location, location is the man-
is also close to St. Lucie West, with its restau- tra in real estate, and this house is ideally sit-
rants and shopping close at hand. uated, but it’s also a great house. Come and
view it and see why it may well be the home
This is one of those homes that lends itself you and your family are looking for. 
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PGA VILLAGE $317,900 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $449,900 SINGER ISLAND $474,900

JUST REDUCED! BEAUTIFUL POOL BREATHTAKING &
HOME WITH GOLF PANORAMIC
BEAUTIFUL SERENE VIEW.  WATER VIEWS!
LAKE VIEW
4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath. Almost 3400 sq/ft Seagrape Towers - 10th floor, 2BR, 2BA
Meticulously cared for and under air. Spacious floor plan on large .47 acre corner condo, granite, marble floors throughout,
beautifully updated t/o, 3BR, corner lot, 2.5 car garage impact glass, wrap around balconies with
2BA, 2CG. SS appliances, granite in kitchen & RX-10364158 1406 SW Osprey Cove views of the ocean & intercostal
baths, wood look tile flooring, frameless shower in RX-10427175 5460 N Ocean Drive #10-D
master bath, screened lanai.
RX-10418292 7240 Marsh Terrace

PGA VILLAGE $348,500 PGA VILLAGE $287,000 PGA VILLAGE $599,000

POPULAR MEDINAH DESIRABLE UNDER CONTRACT
FLOORPLAN. LIKE “FAIRVIEW” MODEL
NEW, 3BR, 2.5BA, STUNNING POOL
UPDATED KITCHEN This Bright & Cheery home HOME ON THE
is a true 3BR, 2BA, vaulted GOLF COURSE
w/SS appliances, granite, NEW A/C, fresh paint, ceilings, tile & engineered wood flooring t/o, up-
private preserve & lake views. graded kitchen w/quartz counters, SS appliances, Elegant & Sophisticated 3BR PLUS den, 3BA.
RX- 10377827 8908 Champions Way subway tile. Screened patio w/private view Extensive recent improvements include IMPACT
RX-10422564 9104 Short Chip Cir. glass windows & doors, custom designed gourmet
kitchen w/Wolf range + so much more!
RX-10408848 8111 Links Way

PGA VILLAGE $375,000 PGA VILLAGE $349,900 PGA / VERANO $284,900

IMPRESSIVE POOL UNDER CONTRACT SOLD!
HOME WITH
STUNNING LAKE IMMACULATE ENJOY PRIVATE
VIEW POOL HOME WITH LAKE VIEWS!
LAKE VIEW
Light & Bright “Fairview” floor plan, 2BR, 2BA, Updated 2BR + den, 2 BA
PLUS den, features decorative glass front door, SS Popular “Fairview” floor plan, 2BR, 2BA, home with private lake views. White kitchen includes
appls, tumbled back splash, screened lanai with pool PLUS den features vaulted ceilings brand NEW SS granite & stainless steel appliances. New carpet in the
RX-10403258 9125 Short Chip Circle appls, NEW A/C, screened lanai w/pool & hot tub, bedrooms, impact glass and plantation shutters! Community
expansive lake views amenities include resort style pool & clubhouse.
RX-10382937 9221 Short Chip Cir RX-10414040 9521 SW Nuova Way

Real Estate. Redefined

TREASURE COAST FEATURED PROPERTIES

PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE LAKES AT ST. LUCIE WEST PGA VILLAGE

EXECUTIVE HOME - SCARBOROUGH ESTATES. OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm SUNDAY, MAY 27TH OPEN HOUSE 1:30-4:30pm SUNDAY MAY 27TH BEAUTIFUL SERENE LAKE VIEW Meticulously cared for and beautifully
Beautiful 4BD, 3.1BA, PLUS den/library, cook’s kitchen w/island, granite, 3BD, 2BA “Deerhurst” Model, double glass doors, granite island kitchen, 3BR, 2BA with enclosed Florida room and large screened porch, white updated t/o, 3BR, 2BA, 2CG. SS appls, granite in kitchen & baths, wood
SS appls, formal rooms, expansive lanai w/pool. SS appls, new A/C & Water heater cabinets and granite in kitchen. Close to everything with low HOA look tile flooring, frameless shower in mstr bath, screened lanai
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Christopher Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Donald and Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026 Linda Hart 772-595-2822 Isabelle Pollock 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992
RX-10432811 $599,900 9111 SHORT CHIP CIRCLE $354,900 127 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE $242,000 RX-10418292 Just Reduced! $317,900

LAKE CHARLES PGA VERANO TRADITION / VITALIA GATLIN AREA

 POOL HOME ON CUL-DE SAC W/PRESERVE VIEW VERANO BEAUTY! GORGEOUS GOLF VIEWS RARE “ANNA MARIA” MODEL. One year new! UNIQUE 4BR POOL HOME ON CORNER LOT Volume ceilings, crown
3BR, 2BA, 2CG, eat-in kitchen w/quartz counters, SS appls, updated 3BR, 3.5BA PLUS on oversized pie shaped lot, SS appls, granite, high 2br PLUS den, porcelain tile t/o, SS appls, granite, impact windows, molding, tile through all living areas, kitchen w/granite, SS, b’fast bar, cov-
bathrooms, screened lanai w/heated pool overlooks private preserve view, impact windows/doors, screened lanai w/heated pool & spa covered screened lanai, oversized fenced private lot. ered patio w/built-in grill overlooking custom pool area & oversized yard.
Sharon Rudd-Boulanger 772-528-5952; Martin Borgia 772-626-9036 Diane Gault 772-342-7455 Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807; Tony Reagan 772-333-0025 Damaris Alamo 772-631-7887; Donna Finley 772-985-3830
RX-10425932 $289,900 RX-10426913 $494,000 RX-10380660 $269,000 RX-10415089 $365,900

LAKE CHARLES PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE

LIKE NEW! Extended St James, 2BD+Den, granite kitchen, tumblestone STUNNING LAKE VIEWS! 3BR 2BA home, eat-in kitchen, SS appls, EXPANSIVE GOLF VIEWS Paradise at its finest! Beautiful 2BR,2BA BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME – STUNNING GOLF VIEW 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG,
backsplash, crown, upgraded light fixtures, accordion shutters, screened granite, plus formal dining, large open great room with sliders to the PLUS den, on large double lot, new A/C, granite new appls, screened lanai upgraded kitchen with built-in b’fast area, granite, new appls, plantation shut-
patio…A must see! screened lanai, expansive tranquil lake view. with golf views of the PGA Ryder course. ters, garage has built-in guest-suite, screened lanai with pool, lush landscaping
Donald and Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026 Kay Rodriguez; 772-486-2126; Christopher Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Valerie Juno 772-214-9404; MaryLynn Ninesling 772-370-6466 Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807; David Paladino 561-574-6490
RX-10414581 $239,900 RX-10423817 $329,900 RX-10414893 $319,900 RX-10432466 Just Listed! $329,000

STUART / RIVER GLEN AIROSA AREA PGA VILLAGE BAYSHORE AREA

GORGEOUS WATER VIEW 1ST FLOOR CONDO CENTRAL LOCATION, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! LOVELY POOL HOME 3BR, 2BA, 2CG CBS HOME
Newly Remodeled, SS appls, quartz countertops, tile thru-out w/wood look Nicely maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great yard! Split floor plan, CBS 3BR en-suites & 2 driveways, spacious kitchen, breakfast area & large well maintained with updated features, tile thru-out, granite counters in
tile in kitchen, Accordian Shutters. Upgrades galore. construction, hurricane shutters! pantry, covered lanai with pool. NEW A/C & water heater kitchen & bath, SS appls, large screened lania
Linda Olsinski 772-359-2227 Linda MaCormack Chris Chapdelaine 772-529-3748 Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812
RX-10423190 $270,000 RX-10430372 Just Listed! $239,900 RX-10395761 $349,900 RX-10421098 Reduced! $235,000

PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE 2-4pm SUNDAY, MAY 27TH
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BY MARY SCHENKEL | Staff Writer
Page B2 Vero Beach Wine and
1 Weather permitting, Johnny Film Festival founder
and the Blaze, a favorite lo-
cal band at various venues around and organizer
town such as Waldo’s, Grind + Jerusha Stewart.
Grape and Riverside Theatre’s
Live at the Loop, will once again PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
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BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer ma Valley vineyards. The opening night dinner
starts at 6:30 Thursday, June 7, and includes a talk
The Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival is edging by Rex.

further away from its 2016 premiere and, though “He’s a very unusual winemaker in that his focus
is on ‘clean’ wines,” Stewart says, explaining some
it can hardly be called an institution yet, the festi- of Rex’s theories on lowering histamines and sul-
fites in wine. She and 11 others from Vero met Rex
val’s hard-charging founder and organizer, Jerusha in late March at the Vero festival’s sister festival in
Sonoma. “He literally takes you on a tour of your
Stewart, is publicly declaring her own staying pow- palate,” she says. “You feel as if you’re at the knee of
a master story teller because he’s just so captivating
er. and funny and self-deprecating.”

“I’m still here!” she declares. “And people are still The dinner is included in the festival’s premier
pass ($495) and costs $135 on its own. Seating is
asking!” limited; the dinner is typically a sell-out, Stewart
says. “I’m expecting that dinner to explode.”
At least she has help now – a paid staff assistant
The next day, Friday, June 8, the not-to-miss
and an intern. Even with those additions, the mas- event, in Stewart’s estimation, is the opening night
party at the Wow Tasting Lounge – a giant tent set
sive organizational effort it takes to stage the four- up in Riverside Park. Five hundred people are ex-
pected to crowd into the tent. Rex will have an en-
day festival has her in whirling dervish mode with core seminar on wines made with grapes from be-
fore and after the California fires.Vero’s Bob Stanley,
two weeks left to go. former host of a local TV wine show, will be hosting a blind
tasting poured into black glasses, “so you can’t tell if it’s red
By June 7-10, Stewart, a Hawaiian-born, Stan- or white,” says Stewart.
Pre-party that night, the action is inside Riverside The-
ford-educated attorney who arrived in Vero six atre with Cinema Uncorked, when films, not wine, take
center stage, and the weekend’s awards are announced by
years ago, will have pulled together vintners, film- the film jury. That starts at 6:30 p.m. Film critic Jeffrey Lyons

makers and ticket-buyers to people a panoply of CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

sites and screenings. Thursday through Sunday,

film screenings continue all day long at various Jerusha Stewart
venues. and Bob Stanley.

Along with that sparse staff, at her side are a con- PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

tingent of volunteers and board members, wine ex-

perts and filmmakers, many returning for their third year. at the festival’s Vino Veritas Vintner dinner at Costa d’Este

Among them: Molly Smith, an executive producer of “La La Resort, is Deerfield Ranch Winery’s Robert Rex. He was just

Land”; Jeffrey Lyons, nationally known film critic in print named Winemaker of the Year in a prestigious competi-

and on PBS; and George Taber, a former Time magazine tion at Florida International University, in which 28 tasters

reporter now living in Vero Beach, whose book “Judgment judged 630 wines from 200 wineries. Rex, who majored in

of Paris” was the first to be written about the event that in- chemistry at UC Berkeley and taught himself to cook by

spired the movie “Bottle Shock.” working his way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 American Icon. The festival’s wrap party, CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
dubbed the Fete Finale, starts in the Wow
will announce the winner of this year’s Life tent at 3 p.m. The exhibit will include roughly 50 pho-
Worth Living Legend award. (Burt Reynolds tographs, chosen from the thousands
won last year). As for other films scattered throughout of entries submitted earlier this year to
the weekend, Stewart has accommodated London’s Royal Observatory Greenwich
Saturday, June 9, at lunchtime is the VIP Vero’s love of shorts – film shorts, that is for the Insight Astronomy Photographer
tasting reception at the Vero Beach Museum – by holding four different sets of them in of the Year 2018 competition, held in as-
of Art, with the premiere screening of “Andre various locales. She also urges film buffs sociation with Insight Investment and
– The Voice of Wine.” Narrated by Ralph Fi- not to miss a full-length documentary BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The celes-
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cheff, who brought his European knowledge Theatre beginning at 10 a.m. The movie more information, call 772-231-0707 or
of wine to Napa Valley and helped transform honors Link Wray and other Native Ameri- visit verobeachmuseum.org.
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occasion. He’ll be joined by Robert Rex and es out its ninth season with what they’re who is now on the faculty of Yale School
George Taber. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. Another is the Florida premiere of “Her billing as a “Big Epic” concert, featur- of Music, and obtained his master’s from
– convenient to the 3 p.m. grand tasting in Magnum Opus,” a narrative feature direct- ing works by Tchaikovsky, Fuchs and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where
the Wow tent nearby. ed by Marta Renzi about an aging mentor Shostakovich. The concert takes place at he studied under Joel Smirnoff, former
and the people she inspired who continue 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Vero Beach CIM president. Tekalli has performed
Others may opt to cross town for another to visit her in her waning years. That screens High School Performing Arts Center. throughout the world and was the top
Stewart recommendation: “West Bank Sto- at 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Art. Talented violinist Suliman Tekalli will prize winner in 2015 Seoul Internation-
ry,” a live-action short that won an Academy perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto al Music Competition and prize winner
Award in 2006. Its director, Ari Sandel, will The other film Stewart says not to miss is in D major, now instantly recognizable in the Sendai, Lipizer and Szeryng Inter-
lead a panel discussion after the screening “Push,” a documentary about Grant Korgan, as a result of its use in movies and tele- national Violin Competition. For more
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Among the acts coming to the Lyric Theatre are, clockwise from left, Itzhak Perlman, Thunder from Down Under, and the Capitol Steps. PHOTO, LEFT, COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE; FILE PHOTOS
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ABBA tribute” and Feb. 9 features Ricky Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges takes the season ends March 26 with the Sicilian
The Lyric Theatre in Stuart has an- Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Comedi- stage March 7 and Mary Gaines Bernard Tenors.
nounced its 2018-2019 season and, as an Yakov Smirnoff returns with “Happily celebrates the life and music of her sis-
always, there is something for everyone, Ever Laughter” on Feb. 13. The Bee Gees ter, Donna Summers, March 8. Jay and This is the season as it is set at press
young, older and young-at-heart. are honored Feb. 22 with “Stayin’ Alive: the Americans return March 10, and time. Throughout the year, executive di-
A Tribute to the Bee Gees,” and Feb. 24 Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton bring rector Kia Fontaine adds shows and it is
The season begins, I am happy to brings the Magic of Bill Blagg. Country “Lawn and Disorder,” comedy from the always a good idea to check back at the
note, with the return of Australia’s Thun- reigns on the 25th, with “Live from Nash- suburbs, March 12. The always-popular website for updates. Tickets go on sale to
der from Down Under. They bring their ville: Country Legends.” The month ends fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Don- members May 29 and are on sale to the
“Desert Dreams” for two shows. I had to as photographer Cristina Mittermeier, nell Leahy bring their “Visions of Cape public Sept. 4.
watch the spelling of desert, although also a National Geographic photogra- Breton and Beyond” to town March 19
dessert wouldn’t really be a typo. They pher, brings her presentation “Standing for two shows, and magician Chipper Memberships start at $50.
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and they have added a second musical of a gift truly given.
because the community has requested it.
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the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a and “Plaza Suite” is one of his most popu-
shadow cast, a holiday play and the pop- lar shows. It will be presented Jan. 17-Feb.
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they share advice and repartee as they get Jekyll to cure his father’s mental illness by
through the challenges life throws at them. separating “good” from “evil” in his per-
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durance of friendship. Mr. Hyde and must race to control him be-
fore he destroys everything. The show will
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with be presented March 7-24.
a shadow cast, will run for three perfor-
mances on Oct. 26-27, to get your Hallow- The Barn Concert Series will present
een fright on. You can watch the cult clas- “Steppin’ Out with My Baby through the
sic on the Barn’s screen come to life as a Decades,” April 12-14. The variety musical
shadow cast acts out the parts. There will and dancing showcase will bring back the
be wild costumes, dances, treats and audi- decades of the 1920s-1980s in song and
ence participation. It’s not too early to start dance.
thinking about wigs and bloody hands and
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“The 25th Annual Putnam County Nola returns home after a disagreement
Spelling Bee” will be presented Nov. 1-18. with her boyfriend but finds chaos, with a
The William Finn musical has adults house being decorated, a dotty aunt, miss-
playing six prepubescent kids vying for ing money and more. The sexes and gener-
the spelling championship of a lifetime ations battle to keep their relationships in-
while discussing things about their home tact and dotty aunt Maggie out of trouble.
lives mom and pop would rather they not
share. With audience participation, they The Barn play-reading committee,
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hoping they never hear that horrible buzz- its audience. This should be another
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TOUGH A.C.T. TO FOLLOW ... BUT THEATRE’S UP TO THE TASK

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer A.C.T. Studio Theatre presented “Deathtrap,” above, last season. On the docket From March 29-31, for only one weekend, A.C.T. will
[email protected] this season are comedies like “The Sunshine Boys” and dramas like “Proof.” present “Love Loss and What I Wore,” by sisters Nora and
Delia Ephron. Based on the 1995 book by Ilene Beckerman,
Stuart’s A.C.T. Studio Theatre, which brings unusual and PHOTO COURTESY OF THE A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE the play is a series of monologues about women’s experi-
challenging material to the Treasure Coast, has an upcoming ences, relationships and the wardrobes that speak to differ-
season that is thought-provoking and funny, sometimes at Snoopy and, of course, the beleaguered Charlie Brown. The ent times in a woman’s life.
the same time. There are several plays that haven’t been in show has music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and runs from
our area for a while and a number that have great roles for Feb. 8-24. Marsha Norman’s “’Night Mother” winner of the 1983
women, especially women of a certain age. Pulitzer Prize for Drama, explores another aspect of wom-
March is Women’s History Month and A.C.T. is celebrating en: the mother-daughter relationship. The show deals
First up is a traditional comedy, Neil Simon’s “The it with three plays about women at different seasons of their with suicide and the loss of hope and optimism. It will be
Sunshine Boys.” It will run from Sept. 8-23. Al and Willie, lives. The first weekend in March will brings a special event, presented April 5-20.
vaudevillians who were partners for 40 years and now don’t Eve Ensler’s Obie Award-winning play “The Vagina Mono-
speak, are asked to come back for a network “History of logues.” It brings together female voices of all ages and cir- May brings “The Nerd” by Larry Shue. This farce was the
Comedy” show. Their grudging reunion brings back mem- cumstances, and the Associated Press called it “funny, outra- top-grossing American play in London’s West End in 1986.
ories, misery and laughs. geous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry.” It will The action centers around a young architect who is visited
leave you thinking. The play will be presented March 1-3. by a man he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam.
“The Velocity of Autumn” by Eric Coble will be presented He has written to his hero to offer his services for the rest of
Oct. 6-21. Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist, is in a witty show- Women’s strength is again on display March 9-24 with his life, but when the hero comes to visit, he not only has no
down with her family about where she’ll spend her last years. “Steel Magnolias,” the 1987 Robert Harling play about a social skills or intelligence, but he also shows a reluctance to
group of Southern women dealing with the death of one leave. The play will be presented May 4-19.
“Proof,” a 2000 play by David Auburn, won the 2001 Pulit- of their own.
zer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play. It is the story The final play of the regular season is “Stop Kiss” by Di-
of Catherine, who struggles with a legacy of mathematical ana Son. Two women, Callie and Sara, share a kiss and Sara
genius and mental illness. It will be presented Nov. 3-18. is savagely attacked. The drama/comedy deals with Callie’s
efforts to deal with the many ways lives can change irrevo-
You can have an early taste of the holidays for yourself or cably, either quickly or over time. Charles McNulty of the
visiting friends and family with “A Christmas Carol: The Mu- Los Angeles Times wrote, “I can’t remember when a love
sical,” by Mavor Moore from Nov. 30-Dec. 1. You know the story has moved me more.”
story and you won’t leave saying “Bah, humbug!”
Looking over the list, there are plays not often seen in
“Twelve Angry Men” is a Reginald Rose play adapted from this area, along with some fun and farce. There really is
his 1954 teleplay of the same name. It depicts a jury delib- something for every taste.
erating over a homicide and reveals all the prejudices and
personal issues that make the deliberations difficult. It will A.C.T. Studio Theatre is located at 2399 SE Ocean Blvd.,
be presented Jan. 5-20. Stuart. Call 772-932-8880 or visit www.actstudiotheatre.
com. 
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is just plain fun.
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JazzScat: Make your summer sizzle with Jazz Camp

Everyone says it slows down to a crawl Tormé, Johnny Mathis, Styx, Lawrence award-winning vocalist Lisa Kelly will be both weeks. The Advanced Jazz Camp,
on the Treasure Coast every summer, and Welk, Dionne Warwick and so many more leading an intensive vocal boot camp for June 26-30, is $225, and the same week’s
maybe that’s true for some, but anyone household names. Led by the incompara- one week only, and what you’ll learn in Vocal Boot Camp is $195.
who is involved with Fort Pierce Jazz and ble Mark Green, these camps are open to that one week of individualized instruc-
Blues Society knows that sum- tion could take you from karaoke clown to If you’d like to be a star – or at least learn
mer is growing season – that’s ‘kids’ of all ages and abilities polished performer. Whether you’re 16 or to perform like one – call today to save
right … growing season. For and run June 11-15 and June 66, these camps are a once-in-a-lifetime your space for this year’s Jazz Camps at
the past few years, the profes- 18-22. Participants can come opportunity to learn and live out your the Sunrise Black Box Theatre and the Fort
sional musicians involved with to one or both weeks, which lifelong dream … and they’re surprisingly Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s Jazz Shack
Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues So- culminate with a performance affordable, too. The first two weeks of Jazz on the River.
ciety have proved they don’t at the Sunrise Black Box The- Camp, which are slated for June 11-15 and
just know how to talk the talk; atre this summer. June 18-22, run $150 per week, or $270 for Call 772-460-JAZZ (5299) to register, or
they also know how to walk the register online at www.jazzsociety.org. 
walk and practice what they Because of the tremendous
preach by hosting a summer talent and passion of the par- ­– CONTRIBUTED
Jazz Camp for students ages 13 ticipants, this year there’s a
to 90. third, advanced Jazz Camp
week slated for June 25-29.
Most summer camps in- This advanced week will delve
volve arts and crafts and may- into the finer points of jazz
be swimming and a game or two, but as and blues performance both
you can imagine, Jazz Camp is decidedly instrumental and vocal. Led by the leg-
different and unique. For two weeks, stu- endary Larry Brown, the Advanced In-
dents come to the camp from 10 a.m. to 2 strumental Jazz Camp will feature Brown
p.m. daily and jump right into the music, on piano, David Mundy on bass, Claudio
having a chance to play with the profes- Berardi on drums, JB Scott on brass and
sionals and learning how to improvise, Gene Bruno on saxophone. That means
change keys on the fly, and even how to your young musician – or you – could have
scat like a natural, all while having a great a chance to learn from and perform with
time and learning from musicians who’ve some of the country’s most accomplished
played with the likes of Duke Ellington, musicians.
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Beautiful Water Front Dining Humane Society eyes fundraisers to help
meets its goal to become a no-kill shelter
FREE LUNCH ON US!
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Along with painting dogs on a beach, folks
Enjoy One FREE Menu Item with the purchase of a second item of equal can take them for a day of surfing.
or greater value (lowest priced item is free.) Dine-In Only (Up to a $15 The Humane Society of St. Lucie is go-
value) Valid 11am-3pm Expires 06-1-18 w/Ad. Not valid on Holidays ing no-kill, and three upcoming fundrais- The East Coast Dog Surfing Associations
ers will give pet-lovers a chance to help the will have its St. Lucie Surf Dog Classic on
“Daily lunch & Dinner specials” cause. Saturday, June 16, at Pepper Beach Park,
3302 N. State Road A1A, Fort Pierce, from
Happy Hour Tues-Fri “We recently approved a strategic plan to 8:30 a.m. to noon.
become a no-kill shelter in five years,” the
4pm-5pm society’s secretary, Katherine Cordero, said. The cost to enter a pet in the ‘hang 20’
competition is $25. Additionally, all pets on
121 Early Bird Sunday The board of directors approved a strate- the beach must be registered for the day ($5
121 Melody Ln. Fort Pierce 2 Can Dine For $59 gic plan at its April meeting to become an each). Proceeds will benefit the society, and
open, no-kill facility by 2023. The plan in- there will be dog surfing lessons to boot.
4pm-5pm volves getting more spaying and neutering
done, getting more animal foster homes, Another inaugural fundraiser – the Pup
Tues. - Sat. 11am-10pm and working with local governments to up- Crawl – is also on the horizon.
Sun. 1pm-9pm date hindering ordinances. What the plan
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Hand-Cut Steaks AND... we’re becoming no-kill,” Cordero said. works. And, yes, each will be dog-friendly
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Made From Scratch... On Wednesday, May 30, the society will Fidos will have to be leashed at the stops.
have its inaugural Paint for Paws with Swig
Daily! of Color. The fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. at The Pup Crawl will be $20 per participant.
the Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N. 2nd The society has been around since the
Memorial Weekend St., Fort Pierce. Participants will paint a 1950s. It cares for about 8,000 animals a
beachside silhouette of a dog and cat look- year, and is looking to build more room at
Special Includes BBQ SPECIAL ing at clouds forming a bone and mouse. its Port St. Lucie shelter at 8890 Glades Cut
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and Hot Sweet Yeast Rolls The shelters are getting makeovers to give
1/2 Slab Baby That fundraiser was Cordero’s idea. the animals friendlier spaces. For example,
Back Ribs “I’ve personally love painting and have after decades of it being common practice
gone to (Swig of Color) painting parties be- for shelters to individually cage cats, re-
fore,” she said. “They’re such a blast.” search showed that although felines are not
Cordero said the instructors help partic- pack animals, they need socialization. Iso-
ipants of any artistic skill create wonderful lation is stressful to them, making cats less
paintings. “Everybody leaves feeling proud sociable and, in many cases, more aggres-
and accomplished,” she said. The hope is sive. The society has responded by opening
everyone will have so much fun they’ll want cat rooms.
more animal-theme painting parties. “We kill as little as possible,” Cordero
“We are hoping to make this an annu- said. “Our euthanasia rates have gone down
al event, if not quarterly,” Cordero said. “I significantly.”
want to do something with our arts.” More about the upcoming fundraisers is
The cost is $35 a person. at www.hsslc.org. 
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Bonz says lively Olive loves the spot-light

Hi Dog Buddies! I’m from a breeder in Georgia. All us litter- she’s glad she did.” Olive. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
mates were named after Olympic cham- “So what was it was like when
This week I innerviewed another aMAZ- pions: You know, humans who are really, gether is RUN. We do a ton of 5Ks. EVERY-
ing pooch who leads a really fun, excitin’ really good at sports. My litter name was you first got here.” body knows me an her. She retired from
life. Olive Caza is a Dalmatian and one of Picabo Street.” “Keekoh was like a big sis to marathons before I arrived, but I’ve run
the most ek-ZUBER-ent dogs I’ve ever met. some half-marathon practices with her.
“Huh?” I said cleverly. me. I followed her everywhere. My personal best is 16 miles, which Mum-
She ran right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. “She’s a human who won a gold medal When she went to Dog Heaven, my says is ‘not too shabby.’ I love running
“Oh, Mr. BONzo, you’re finally HERE. I’m for puttin’ long stick-thingys on her shoes I was droopy for a long time. along when Mummy rides her bike. I’m
SO excited. I’ve been waiting an waiting! an zooming down a big hill with snow on When I’d only been here for, onna special leash attached to her pants
Not that you’re late or anything. I’m just it. Anyway, I didn’t keep my litter name, like, a week, we found this lid- which keeps me at a safe distance. Some-
really EEEger is all.” Thank Lassie. So, anyway, Mummy’s a Se- dle kitten on the bridge, aban- times my Serious Boyfriend Kai runs with
rious Distance Runner, and she runs real doned. Mummy tried to find us. We met when Mummy was pooch-sit-
She was super pretty, sleek an shiny, early, when it’s still dark. So she wants a her a home but nobuddy want- ting him at our place. He’s a handsome
with long legs an tail an, of course, lotsa Brave, Fast Dog to run with her for Cump- ed her. So we kept her. Mum- Ridgeback-Catahoula mix. A real Hot Dog.
spots, even one spot smack in the middle nee an Safety. I’m ackshully her third Dal- my named her Zohra. At first, I run with my Daddy, too. He’s a Crossfit-
of her forehead shaped like a heart! matian. When her other Dalmatian, Kee- I thought she was a puppy like ter. We’re all ATH-leets.”
koh, got sick, Mummy looked for a puppy. me. She’s black an white, like
“This is my Mummy! Her name’s Annie. A girl with Not Too Many Spots. I WASN’T me, an we got along great right “Woof, Ooo-leeve, I’m impressed! An in-
My Daddy’s David. So come’on. We can sit her first pick.” away. Now we know she’s called spired! I gotta get Out There more.”
right HERE, OK? You’re gonna ask me stuff, “WHAT?” I blurted. a cat, an I’m called a dog, but
right?” “It’s true. Too many spots. Mummy we feel like sisters. We hang out Way too soon, it was time to go.
wanted my sister, Tara Lapinski, and she an play an stuff. She’s around “Oh, Mr. Bonzo, one more thing,” she
“Exactly, Miss Olive,” I said. This was wudda got her, too, ’cept the breeder de- here somewhere. At Christmas, said, smiling. “What does a Dalmatian say
gonna be fun. cided to keep her. But there were still other we wear festive red collars with after dinner?”
puppies with not so many spots as me. I bells, an Zohra sings this short, “Umm, what?”
“Cool Dog Biscuits! Oh an I should men- was s’pose to be a Show Dog cuz I’m Prac- liddle Christmas song, to the “Thanks! That really hit the spot!”
tion, first off, my Mummy’s French, so we tically Perfect. Then they found this Tear same tune as the human one, We were both laughing as I left.
say my name Ooo-leeve, not AH-love.” Duct Issue, which meant no show ring for ‘Deck the Halls.’ It’s huh-LAR- “As Mummy would say, Merci et a bi-
me. So the breeder put me On Sale. Well, RY-us. Wanna hear it?” entôt!” she called.
“Ooo-leeve. Got it,” I said. “So tell me FINALLY, Mummy decided ‘What the Heading home I was thinking, If I had
about your Forever Family, how you got Woof,’ she’d take me, spots an all. An now “Totes!” a liddle sister, I’d want her to be like Ooo-
together.” She stood up. leeve.
“It goes:
“K. Well, Mr. Bonzo, we almost didn’t. ‘Wreck the tree an blame the Doggie, Till next time,
Fa la lala la
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! La la la la!’” The Bonz
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Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm laughed. “That WAS huh-LARRY-us!” I told DON’T BE SHY!
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PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 Mom, right?” with interesting stories. To set
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METS’ MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT IS HOME RUN FOR VETS

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “It’s exciting to give back and work with a who served in the military from 1964 to “We have purchased a bunch of Purple
group like the (Vietnam Veterans of America 1975, according to the Department of Vet- Heart parking signs,” he said. “We’ve gone
Once again, the St. Lucie Mets are step- chapter 566),” he said. eran Affairs. About 3.4 million deployed to to the city and county and got permission to
ping up to the plate for veterans. Southeast Asia. There are about 7.4 million put up the signs if proprietors want them.”
Kiper said the Port St. Lucie VVA chapter Vietnam-era veterans in the U.S. now. It’s
The Mets’ annual Military Appreciation has about 70 members and is growing. One likely Florida has one of the fastest-growing Unlike accessible parking spaces, there
Night is Thursday, May 31. Gates will open reason for that is being in Florida. About a populations due to late-life migration. won’t be enforcement of the designated
at 5:30 p.m., an hour before game time. The third of Florida’s nearly 1.5 million veter- Purple Heart recipients parking spaces
game is done in cooperation with the PSL ans are Vietnam-era. Membership in the Kiper is in that group. He moved from marked by the signs. “It’s all done on an
Vietnam Veterans of America chapter. Vietnam Veterans of America is open to all Indiana in the late 1990s. He had served honor system,” Kiper said.
veterans who served in Vietnam from Feb- in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Like many,
“We purchase 2,500 tickets,” Michael ruary 1961 to May 1975, and all veterans Kiper was drafted. Sadly, like many, he re- Game tickets are $8 for general admis-
Kiper, a chapter organizer, said. “We give who served from August 1964 to May 1975. ceived combat injuries for which he was sion. First Data Field is at 525 NW Peacock
the tickets away free to veterans and their That means the youngest members are 60 – awarded the Purple Heart. Kiper said Mil- Blvd. in St. Lucie West.
spouses.” at or nearing retirement and finding more itary Appreciation Night attendees will get
time to join organizations and do volunteer a look at parking signs that will soon show Business owners interested in getting Pur-
The VVA Chapter 566, Michael F. Bradley work, so they’re looking around. up at city, county and some businesses’ ple Heart parking signs, and veterans look-
Chapter, gives away most of the tickets be- parking lots. ing to get advance tickets, can call Kiper at
fore game night, but, Kiper said, usually has There were about 8.7 million Americans 772-519-8188. 
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Night. Three grills, a Swiss army knife and a
43-inch television will be raffled, and … “we
have a painting donated by Bass Pro Shop,”
Kiper said. “We’re raffling a canopy and four
chairs.”

Raffle winners won’t have to be present to
claim their prizes. Folks can swing by First
Data Field to purchase raffle tickets at the
front gate without going into the game.

This will be the fourth year of Military Ap-
preciation Night. The Mets’ assistant gener-
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Night is one of the team’s most well-attend-
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1 Hill-climbing 80 Actor’s ancestor? name 95 War, in France
83 Quick cut 96 Significant
gear? 84 Golfer’s 17 Old Greek belts 97 A way to go it
4 Log of chocolate 18 Curl of hair 98 Merl relative
7 Eurasian area of ancestor? 20 Tooth topper 100 Sock end
87 Mr. Graf, the 25 Chorus morsel 101 Actress Woodard
conifer forests 27 Roving 102 Weaver Marner
12 Word in L.A.’s signature hound? 32 “Okey-doke!” 103 Wedge birds
88 Kendall or Kyser 33 Bacchanal’s cry 104 Playwright Joe
police slogan 89 Detroit’s Della 36 Horse course 106 Unscripted mot
19 Busy, like a 90 Greek peak 38 “___ bodkins!” 107 Film critic Jeffrey
91 Not ___ 39 Type of singing 109 Wet blanket?
gumshoe 40 Dream 111 For them, one
21 Wiser, perhaps (mediocre) 42 British fellow
22 Christmas 92 Pealed 43 Jackie and war is over
93 “Take yer paws 112 Jules, to Jim
chanteuse Jimmy 114 Italian’s 3
23 Tells off me, ya ___” 44 “___ ya wanna 115 Pronoun for
24 Film director’s 96 Filly at five
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26 Actor’s ancestor? 103 Ascends 46 Cram The Washington Post
28 Pews 105 Gadot of Wonder 47 TV actor’s
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witness” 118 Midnight Cowboy swimmer Evans
47 Rustic rearers 62 Civil War general
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___ 119 ___ in the Sun
51 Author’s 120 Elixir, perhaps comments
ancestor? 121 European steel 67 Gluck and Reville
55 Wednesday 69 Endeavor
smudge city 70 Crower
56 Novelist’s 122 Like ketchup 71 Sea of Cortes
ancestor? 123 Successful
57 A lot of lot content?
58 Deliberating pilferings, on 73 Sandinista leader
group a diamond: abbr.
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61 Fatso star 1 Ugarte in 75 “___ be in
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64 “Joe Hill” singer 2 Shaquille’s last England”
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66 Early potato chip 4 Slip-guard in the
marketer tub colossal
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70 Herb indigenous 6 Do a blacksmith 77 Old comics
to San job section
Francisco? 7 Mellow Mel 78 Predicament
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74 Agitate 9 “___ delighted!” 82 As part of a
76 Jobs of a lifetime 10 Carnival crew wager
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WHAT ROBIN HOOD DID IN HIS SPARE TIME WEST NORTH EAST
32 K 10 8 4 AQ76
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 43 K 10 9 5 AQ62
10 9 8 6 4 2 K75 3
Robin Hood was well known in England for stealing from the wealthy and giving to the Q63 K9 J742
poor. But in his spare time, he and his merry band played bridge. David Bird has put
together a third collection of their adventures, “Arrow Through the Heart” (Master Point SOUTH
Press). The book contains many illustrations by Marguerite Lihou and 113 instructive J95
deals. Bird specializes in this type of entertaining bridge fiction. J87
AQJ
In this deal, Robin Hood (South) was battling against Friar Tuck (East) and Much, A 10 8 5
the son of a local miller (West). What happened in three no-trump after West led the
diamond 10? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both

Hood had only five top tricks: three diamonds and two clubs. He could expect to get a The Bidding:
third club trick, but it was sensible to attack the majors first.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Declarer, after taking the first trick in his hand, ran the heart eight. What happened next? 1 Clubs Pass 1 Hearts Pass
1 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
This deal was played early one morning, with the players sitting cross-legged on a 10 Diamonds
coarsely woven blanket laid on the ground in Sherwood Forest. But Friar Tuck was wide
awake. Hoping his partner held the club queen, he won with his heart queen and shifted
to the club knave, as the jack was called in England until well into the 1970s.

South took the trick with dummy’s king and played another heart. East won with his ace
and led a second club. Declarer had little choice but to duck in his hand, so West took
the trick and returned a diamond. South won and, with a shrug, hoped he could guess
spades to get a ninth trick. However, East claimed two spade tricks to go with two
hearts and one club already taken. It was the only winning defense.

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PROPER SET-UP WILL SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS Kevin’s
Kures
We have written extensively regarding tom out. Keep your weight even on each leg left shoulder and raise your right. In both
how to hold the club properly and aim the and feel the weight on the balls of your feet. cases, you are keeping your body parallel forced to play the ball a bit further back in
clubface and body effectively. Another Allow your arms to hang naturally down to the target at all times. This lays a bit of their stance. The general rule of thumb is
pre-shot principle is set-up. Set-up entails from your shoulder sockets. Grip your club the groundwork for my next recommen- that for the short irons, the ball should be
quite a few different areas, including ball and have the angle formed between your dation, which is to slightly side-bend your placed slightly forward of center.
position, head position, spine angles, body left arm and club shaft, forming an angle spine away from the target, positioning the
posture and others. of approximately 140 degrees. Overall, you right shoulder slightly lower than the left. Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profession-
want to feel athletic, ready to go and feel a al and operates his Golf Academy at 76 Golf
Let’s go over a few of the keys in the set bit of muscular readiness in both quadri- 3. Ball Position. There are differing World in Stuart. Kevin has authored the golf
up, which will allow you to “Kure” and ceps muscles. philosophies regarding ball position in instructional book Golf Everyone, published
avoid many common mistakes: the teaching community. In my humble by Hunter Textbooks. Kevin may be reached
2. Spine Bend. The spine can bend many opinion, proper ball position should be at 561-301-3783, email: [email protected],
1. Posture. Posture is essential to any ways. Let’s talk about two. Your spine can taught individually, based on the amount or visit his website at www.kevinperkinsgol-
athletic movement. A great picture of an bend forward and back, as we described of lateral/linear movement the player has facademy.com. 
athletic posture can be seen in the way a above. The spine can also bend side to with his feet, knees and hips. More athlet-
shortstop in baseball readies and stands side, what we call in golf instruction as ic students, who have a more lateral/linear
before he fields a grounder, or how a mid- side bend. Specifically, that means you can and rotary movement in their lower body,
dle linebacker in football stands prior to side-bend away from the target, which will will be better served to play the ball more
the snap of the football. Simply stand at lower your right shoulder and raise your forward or up toward their left foot. Play-
attention and bend from your hip joints, left. Conversely, you could side-bend to- ers that lack a lot of lateral/linear and ro-
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