#PSLinLIGHTS frenzy A3 Jury’s in at the A.C.T. B5 B6As New Year nears ...
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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 51 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018
MLB TAKEOVER Mayor says ‘don’t fret’
OF DODGERTOWN over VGTI sale demise
IS A GRAND SLAM
For those of us who were here
when Dodgertown was our slice BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer will give the city another oppor-
[email protected] tunity to fulfill the vision for the
of baseball heaven, when Vero facility – as an economic-devel-
Port St. Lucie is again placing opment job creator and/or edu-
Beach was America’s quintes- the former VGTI facility in Tra- cational space.
dition on the market after a po-
sential spring-training town, the tential buyer of the property re- “I think we have a chance to do
scinded its offer. that now,” Oravec said.
RAY nostalgic imag-
es are forever RER Ventures notified the city Had RER Ventures closed on
McNULTY embedded in at the end of November it was the facility – now known as the
our memories. no longer interested in pursuing Florida Center for Bio-Sciences –
MY TAKE For many purchasing the property. The no-
tice came during the 90-day CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
of us, the park-like confines of due diligence period. A rea-
son for the decision was not
Dodgertown remain hallowed provided in the memo sent
to the city.
ground, our field of dreams, a
Anyone who has ever
magical place where, if we close been involved in a real es-
tate transaction knows the
our eyes, we still can see and “deal’s never done until the
check clears,” Mayor Greg-
feel the Dodgers of yesteryear – ory Oravec told St. Lucie
Voice, adding that it’s natu-
from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, ral for those who supported
the sale to RER to be disap-
from Jackie Robinson and Duke pointed.
Snider to Sandy Koufax to Mike “But don’t fret,” said the
mayor, who believes the loss
Piazza. of RER Ventures as a buyer
Even now, more than a decade
after the Dodgers divorced us
and moved their preseason
headquarters to the Arizona des- PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
ert, we drive past the aging com- SHOP! POLICE! Officer John Morgan enjoys
helping Zachary Gold, 9,
plex and still sense a connection, shop for Christmas presents at the ‘Shop with a Cop’ event
last Wednesday. The Port St. Lucie Police Department and
Target held the event at the Target store in Tradition.
HALF-CENT SALES TAX: The spenders ... and the watchers
still take comfort in knowing it’s BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer walks, repave roads and improve water qual- BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
there. [email protected] ity, to name a few priorities.
The City of Port St. Lucie is looking for nine
And for those selfish reasons, The City of Port St. Lucie and other local In all, the city has approximately $82 mil- volunteers to, as the adage goes, “watch the
as much as for the positive im- governments will soon start collecting an ex- lion worth of projects lined up. pennies …”
pact its sports-related business- tra half-cent sales tax. For the city, that means
es have on our local economy, an estimated $7.5 million in revenue every “We’re hoping to start the conversation,” Of course, the premise being, “… and the
we celebrate the news that Major year for the next 10 years. said Assistant City Manager David Graham dollars will take care of themselves.” In this
League Baseball will take over during a presentation of how city staff rec- case, an estimated $88 million over a decade.
Voters approved the half-cent sales tax in ommends scheduling the projects.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A13 November after local governments promised The Port St. Lucie City Council recently ap-
the revenue would be used to install side- Staff has recommended a “pay-as-you-go” proved plans to create a seven-member com-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6 CONTINUED ON PAGE A7
IN THIS ISSUE Emerson’s ‘Tapestry’
weaves in the best of
LOCAL NEWS A1-A13 Carole King. Page B2
HEALTH A14-A19 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9
OBITUARIES A8 PETS B10
GAMES B12-B14 REAL ESTATE A21-A32
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Neighborhoods put best bulbs forward in #PSLinLights competition
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer mations of amazement to the Dubises. And through the NICE program, which is fund- PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT
[email protected] as much as she enjoys the positive feed- ed through recycling revenues. The winner
back, she said she’s had to remind a few will also be recognized at a City Council sure Coast Connector and St. Lucie Com-
“You don’t need street lights in my neigh- to keep their comments G-rated. “Santa’s meeting and receive a yard sign hailing the munity Transit to bus 200 people through-
borhood,” said Yvonne Dubis, the 2017 watching!” she’s admonished them. home as the champion. out the city to take in the sights.
winner of the #PSLinLights competition.
The Dubis family’s interactions with the Residents have through Dec. 31 to deco- All 200 spots were claimed in less than 40
This year, she and her 24-year-old son, neighborhood and community-at-large are rate the exterior of their homes (and yards) minutes, Prohaska said, and a waiting list of
Travis, have doubled up on the decorations exactly the reason the City of Port St. Lucie and upload a photo to the city’s competi- another 200 was created.
and the lights. launched #PSLinLights in 2016. tion webpage map. Voting will start Jan. 2
and run through Jan. 6, via a SurveyMonkey The tour was free but limited to just two
“It’s the ‘Rad’ house,” Dubis said. Her As neighbors gather to look at lights, “it survey. The winner will be announced on nights at two times, and to just a couple
home is located on SW Rad Court, just gets them talking,” Port St. Lucie spokes- the city’s Facebook page Jan. 7. buses. Prohaska said the city is seeking the
south of Becker Road, west of the Florida woman Sarah Prohaska said, and it helps public’s input regarding expanding the bus
Turnpike. The Dubises did the best they grow vibrant neighborhoods. To help residents get further into the hol- tours. To do so, though, a small fee would
could last year, having found out late about iday spirit, Port St. Lucie commissioned a be charged.
the city’s lighting competition and still This year’s winner will receive an couple of community buses through Trea-
dealing with roof damage from the hurri- as-yet-unspecified gift from the city Anyone wishing to provide feedback re-
cane. “We were surprised (about the win). garding a potential fee is encouraged to
We were ecstatic,” she said. email [email protected]
Not to be caught off guard again, the Du-
bis family has been planning all year what
their house would look like all lit up. In Oc-
tober, they started assembling the pieces
they would need.
Dubis said the sense of community the
competition has engendered is even better
than the City Council and yard-sign recog-
nition she received for winning.
“It brings the family together,” she said,
noting that she and her son have grown
closer from the effort.
Motorists slow down to soak in the daz-
zling light display, often shouting out excla-
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VGTI Degree of satisfaction
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Elisa Dennis-Brady, right, and Allison Ray are
pictured before the Associate Degree Com-
the sale could have been wrapped shortly mencement Ceremony during Indian River State
after the first of the year. College’s graduation ceremony at the Havert L.
Fenn Center in Fort Pierce last Wednesday. Den-
Oravec added in a statement: “Rather nis-Brady graduated with her Associate in Nurs-
than feeling disappointment, I would ask ing degree. Ray works for the St. Lucie County
our citizens and our team to take heart and Fire District and earned her Associate in Science
to recognize this turn of events for what it degree in Information Technology.
is – one of our greatest opportunities.
“The deal with RER was the highest
credible offer; but it wasn’t the best possi-
ble one. Rather than selling the building
to a real estate firm specializing in dis-
tressed assets, one that would likely gut
the state-of-the-art building and flip it to
local office users, the better outcome for
our community’s long-term prosperity
was always to use this one-of-a-kind asset
to recruit major employers, a research in-
stitution and/or a place of higher learning.
The good news is that with the Cleveland
Clinic set to join our community and the
continuing success of Tradition, there has
probably never been a better time to make
The 8-acre campus is located at 9801
PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT
SW Discovery Way; its 107,000-square-foot with a plan going forward. “We’re pulling it the marketing plan and explore what else study and analytics supporting the mone-
facility houses nine state-of-the-art labo- all together,” O’Donnell said. could be done to interest a buyer. tary investment. He recommends the city
ratories, private offices, and conference commission such a report to determine if
and lecture spaces. While Port St. Lucie again waits to find Tesch suggested the city consider study- segmenting the facility and selling off lab
a willing buyer, the city continues to carry ing the facility to see if there are ways to condos would make financial sense.
Now, the city is once again tapping Avi- the costs. Those costs include an annual segment the building to create possible
son Young to market the campus. debt service of $4.1 million and another laboratory suites. Doing so could give the Tesch said it is “abundantly clear that
$1.5 million annually for operating costs. city more flexibility in its marketing ap- the likelihood of a single user is remote.”
Keith O’Donnell, principal at Avison proach. It hasn’t happened and, unless a previous-
Young, told St. Lucie Voice this week that The city had hoped to find one buyer/ ly unknown entity makes itself known, it
the team is regrouping and coming up developer to purchase the entire facility, Allowing for multiple users could mean probably won’t happen.
but with RER’s decision not to pursue, that multiple buyers, each owning a portion
possibility looks meager, according to Pete of the facility. The former VGTI building Instead, Tesch believes the property
Tesch, president of the Economic Devel- could potentially be compartmentalized could be sold to multiple second-stage
opment Council of St. Lucie County. into lab condos, Tesch suggested. medical, science and technology compa-
nies who want to call Tradition home and
Despite the RER setback, Tesch said this He admitted that reconfiguring the could tap into the growing medical field
could be a great opportunity for the city building could also be a costly proposition. with Tradition Medical Center.
and various stakeholders to re-examine Such an undertaking would have to have
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“Your Full-Service HALF-CENT SALES TAX HALF-CENT SALES TAX “There is good and bad borrowing,” she
Salon” REVENUE PROJECTS said. The borrowing for these projects differs
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 from past “failed economic investments”
New Client ST. LUCIE WEST BOULEVARD: because these projects have a dedicated
Specials method of completing projects – only doing $13.2 million funding source and have already been ap-
Balayage Color $75 those for which the city has cash on hand. SIDEWALKS: $11 million proved by the voters, Martin explained.
REPAVING ROADS: $27 million
Keratin Special $99 The upside is that there’s no debt service TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPTIMIZATION: City Manager Russ Blackburn cautioned
(no additional cost for the projects); the $1.7 million the council that if they were to proceed with
Retouch & Accent Foils $80 money will stretch farther and allow more FLORESTA DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS: tackling a massive project such as Floresta
work to be done. $25 million right away, it would leave no funding for the
Extension $65 TORINO INTERSECTION smaller projects residents would expect to
The downside is that it could take lon- IMPROVEMENTS: $2 million see happen, such as sidewalks and repaving.
(Call for details) ger to get big-ticket projects done, such as U.S. 1 IMPROVEMENTS: $1.5 million.
improvements to Floresta Drive. Floresta’s He pointed to staff’s recommendation
Perm $50 price tag alone is an estimated $25 million. as-you-go method to ensure projects are to do a few small projects each year while
spaced out so labor would be available to working on the larger projects in pieces.
Olaplex Treatment $25 The city will collect the half-cent revenues perform the work.
on a quarterly basis and isn’t expected to Blackburn told the council that even if
Facial Wax 3 areas $25 see that first installment until sometime in Vice Mayor Shannon Martin disagreed, at they wanted to push Floresta through and
March or April. least as it pertained to getting the Floresta get it done in two years, it couldn’t happen.
- New Clients Only improvements done. “We’re never going to The 4-mile roadway requires engineering
- Professional Make-Up Applications In the meantime, the City Council and get there that way,” she said of the pay-as- design as well as land acquisition, a process
- Prices Subject to Length & Thickness staff are trying to figure out which projects you-go method. that will take several years.
should be done sooner rather than later, and
398.8300 if the city should issue debt to get the ball Before making a decision one way or the The city could, though, move up the tim-
rolling faster and use sales-tax funds to cov- other, she encouraged staff to work up pro- ing for the design phase so that Floresta
1006 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie er the debt’s cost. posals for taking on debt. could be ready for work just as soon as the
money is in hand. “Not everything can be a
“We could bond this,” Councilman John priority,” Blackburn said.
Carvelli said, “but the interest we would pay
...” His voice trailed off. He said it’s an option By the end of the discussion, the City
the council could consider, but even if the Council appeared to have reached a consen-
city got a loan or a bond for $80-plus million, sus that pay-as-you-go would be the default
not all the work could be done at the same recommendation for projects. However,
time. they also asked staff to present options for
possible debt for some so they could have
“We’d love to do them all up front,” Carvel- flexibility. “This is a 10-year plan,” Council-
li said. However, he said there would be so woman Stephanie Morgan said. “We don’t
much work to do that the labor force would have to rush. ... We haven’t even started the
not be able to keep up. Instead, he suggest- sales tax yet.”
ed the council move forward with the pay-
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OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE coast about $13.2 million. HEROES WREATHED IN GLORY
Graham said committee members won’t
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT Army Specialist Schroeter,
be responsible for identifying or prioritizing above, places one of the
mittee (with two alternates) to make sure projects. “It is in fact an oversight commit- seven ceremonial wreaths
it spends voter-approved, sales-tax funds tee,” he explained. Committee volunteers to honor each branch of
wisely. “The preference that was mentioned will only review spending. service and POW/MIA at
is people with a background in engineering, the Wreaths Across America
construction or finance,” said David Gra- “They will be responsible for creating an Ceremony at Rolling Oaks
ham, assistant city manager. annual report,” Graham said. “They’ll be Cemetery in Port St. Lucie
reviewing documents in the projects. They last Saturday. Wreaths were
However, he added, the city will consider be able to see a whole bunch of information placed on all veterans’
all applications for the Infrastructure Surtax from our public works and budget depart- graves. Left, Adam Roland
Citizens’ Oversight Committee, which is also ments.” shows Lily Gibbons, 5, how
called the One-Half Cent Sales Tax Citizen to lay a wreath.
Oversight Committee. The committee volunteers will meet
quarterly. City council members will review
St. Lucie County voters overwhelming applications and each will pick two prefer-
supported implementing a 10-year half- ences. Mayor Greg Oravec will then, Graham
cent sales tax in November. That half-cent said, pick candidates from the council mem-
is on top of the county’s existing 6.5 cents bers’ lists and make appointments with their
per $1 in qualifying sales taxes, raising sales guidance. Committee members will serve
taxes to 7 cents per $1 in qualifying sales for based on the terms of the council members
the next decade. The tax is projected to raise who recommended them. None can serve
about $217 million countywide. Port St. Luc- more than two consecutive terms on the
ie will get about 40 percent of that revenue, committee. “(Committee volunteers) sim-
which must go to certain infrastructure such ply need to be residents of the City of Port
as roads. St. Lucie for a period of one year prior to the
appointment,” Graham said.
Before last year’s general election, the
Port St. Lucie City Council, using informa- In addition to the city establishing an
tion from citizen surveys, picked a list of oversight committee, St. Lucie County is as
projects to promise voters what the money well – the Infrastructure Surtax Oversight
will be spent to do. (That list is available Committee. Applications for the city’s com-
online at www.cityofpsl.com/salestax.) mittee must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 11.
Among the projects are improving inter- They are available online at the city’s website,
sections along St. Lucie West Boulevard, or by calling the deputy city clerk, Jeannette
and widening Southwest California Bou- Baechle at 772-871-5157. Her email address
levard. Those projects are anticipated to is [email protected]
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in last week’s St. Lucie Voice, is open every
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town Place,
1855 SW Fountainview Blvd. in St. Lucie
West, near the Carrabba’s. The market will
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Calling all junior cupcake creators: The Lane, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1615.
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the operations of what is now “Historic an estimated $10 million in improve- on this deal,” he added. “We’re working Lucky that O’Malley, who used his
Dodgertown.” ments MLB is required to make through with the county to make Dodgertown baseball clout to acquire the more-mar-
the first 10 years and 8 months of the a world-class facility for baseball and ketable Historic Dodgertown moniker
The complex had been run by Peter lease. softball development, one that will be and then transformed the complex into
O’Malley since 2011, when the former run at a high level and service as many a multi-sport facility, cared enough
Dodgers owner put together a five-way The most significant of those im- groups as we can. about the place to make sure it stayed in
partnership to prevent the once-iconic, provements are the construction of good hands.
county-owned facility from being shut- an indoor training facility – with an “For us, it’s not just a matter of bring-
tered after the previous tenant, Minor artificial-turf infield, batting cages, ing the MLB brand to Dodgertown. We Lucky that MLB cared enough about
League Baseball Inc., failed to turn a classrooms and office space – and a also want to involve the local communi- Dodgertown’s history – Reagins said the
profit there. renovation of Holman Stadium that in- ty in what we’re doing.” spring-training legacy of the Dodgers
cludes replacing the entire seating bowl and especially Jackie Robinson, base-
And it was O’Malley who served as a and upgrading the dugouts; installing an Partnering with MLB was, really, the ball’s first black player, contributed
matchmaker between the county and NCAA-approved turf baseball field; and best outcome we could’ve hoped for. mightily to MLB’s interest in the deal – to
MLB last year. He turned 81 last week adding outfield fences and erecting a Certainly, it beat the alternative, which want to come here.
and wanted to find a fitting successor at new scoreboard. almost certainly involved shutting down
Historic Dodgertown, where his group’s a facility sorely in need of maintenance County officials said Historic Dodger-
lease was set to expire April 30. MLB also will upgrade the on-campus and eventually putting up a “For Sale” town’s operations have contributed $15
hotel rooms, replacing carpet and beds, sign. million annually to the local economy
With a deal finally in place, O’Malley, and will totally revamp the kitchen and each of the past four years, and we can
whose lifelong affection for Dodgertown dining areas. “There are only so many potential op- expect that number to increase now that
and Vero Beach is legend, issued a state- erators of a facility of this type,” Brown MLB, with all its resources and a reno-
ment to express his delight. “We’re going to transition to Vero said. vated campus, is running the place.
Beach a number of our programs that
“MLB’s plans are impressive for existed elsewhere, so enhancing the “Without this deal, there was a good That, more than anything else, is a
continuing year-round activity, while facility is important to us,” said Tony chance we’d have seen the end of Dodg- reason to thank O’Malley, applaud the
further developing and investing in the Reagins, MLB’s senior vice president ertown as a baseball complex.” efforts of our county officials and cele-
property,” he said in the statement, add- for youth programs. “We also plan to brate the arrival of MLB.
ing, “This long-term partnership is good run some larger events there, and we’re So, yeah, Vero got lucky.
news for the county and Vero Beach.” committing the resources necessary to Lucky that it had someone like O’Mal- For most of us, Dodgertown is a place
make that happen. ley, who cared enough about Dodger- we go to only in our memories – but
After nearly a year of negotiations, town to rescue the facility and keep it knowing baseball is still played there
county officials and MLB representatives “We’re not looking to make money viable the past eight years, so that there makes for a more pleasant trip.
last week agreed on a long-term lease was a chance this could happen.
that will bring much-needed repairs, de-
sired improvements and even expansion
of the campus’ facilities, with the costs
shared by both parties. With three five-
year options, the current lease could
extend for more than 25 years.
According to Brown’s staff report to
the County Commission, the county will
spend $4.9 million over the next three
years to do maintenance work that had
been deferred because of a funding
shortage during the Great Recession:
replacing the roofs on most of the build-
ings, removing mold throughout the
facility, and making repairs to the press
box and concession stands.
The county also will spend up to
$800,000 the first five years and up to
$400,000 in subsequent years to match
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Psoriatic arthritis incurable, but symptoms manageable
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer flammation, including heart disease, diabe- ‘Whenever That is called enthesitis and usually presents
tes, obesity, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative we put a as inflammation of the Achilles tendon or
Everyone with a television probably colitis.” patient on inflammation of the tendon in the knee, and
knows a little something about psoriasis, the a treatment, it may also cause inflammation of the eye.”
skin condition with the raised red patches Parody, meanwhile, says psoriatic arthri- we need
and silver-colored scales on the elbows and tis “may affect the small joints of the hands to closely And the worst news of all? The Mayo Clin-
knees. and the feet or it may affect the large joints monitor ic says “no cure for psoriatic arthritis exists,
like the hips and knees. It may also affect that patient.’ so the focus is on controlling symptoms and
What far fewer people know is that psori- the spine and the joints in the pelvis called preventing damage to your joints.”
asis frequently is a harbinger of worse things sacroiliac joints. That manifestation is called Dr. Ivana Parody.
to come. Parody says, “We have many medications
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE we use now that target specific inflammato-
Sometimes much worse things. ry pathways that are very active in psoriatic
Dr. Ivana Parody, who served her residen- spondyloarthritis. arthritis.”
cy at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami “It may cause inflammation of the fingers
Beach, is a rheumatologist at Indian River These drugs include Cosentyx, Orencia,
Medical Center. She points out that “in 85 [so severe that] the fingers may look like sau- Stelara and Otezla, and Parody adds that
percent of cases [the skin condition] psori- sages.” one of the newer treatments on the market
asis will precede psoriatic arthritis,” which is a psoriatic arthritis version of the EpiPens
she says “is pretty much an inflammatory In other words, it’s not a pretty picture. used for asthma.
autoimmune disease.” And it can get even worse.
The Mayo Clinic is more specific. It says “We have these pens so patients can in-
“psoriatic arthritis occurs when your body’s Psoriatic arthritis, Parody continues, ject themselves every two weeks in the belly
immune system begins to attack healthy “may also inflame the attachments of the or the thigh,” she explains, though accord-
cells and tissue. The abnormal immune re- ligaments and the tendons to the bones. ing to both the Mayo Clinic and Consumer
sponse causes inflammation in your joints Reports, none of the above treatments ac-
as well as overproduction of skin cells.” tually cure the disease. And they don’t come
Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the cheap, either.
main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and
the condition can affect almost every part of A May 2018 report from the National In-
your body. stitutes of Health flatly states that psoriatic
Worse, according to Harvard Medical, arthritis patients “incur substantially higher
people with psoriatic arthritis “are more costs” than patients with other inflammato-
likely to have other conditions linked to in- ry diseases.
That’s at least in part because the newer
“biologic” class of drugs like Cosentyx can
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cost between $15,000 and $25,000 a year and points out, “one in three people have trouble Why? Because the side effects from some immune system and environmental factors
even a single tube of topical psoriatic oint- paying for the cost of care” for their psoriatic of the above treatments may, according to are all believed to play a role in the onset of
ment can carry a $600 price tag. arthritis. WebMD, lead to tuberculosis, pneumonia, psoriatic arthritis.
hepatitis, staph and/or fungal infections
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SOME FACTS TO REDUCE PATIENTS’ FEAR OF ANESTHESIA
BY FRED CICETTI general, regional and local. memory of the surgery. aract surgery. Local anesthesia is also used
General anesthesia makes a person un- Regional anesthesia is injected around for minor procedures such as skin biopsies
Q. I’m a senior who’s having surgery and and stitching a cut.
the one thing that scares me more than any- conscious so that the entire body is pain- a single nerve or a network of nerves that
thing else is the anesthesia. Can you tell me free. Regional anesthesia is used to block branches out and serves an area. For exam- During local and regional anesthesia, pa-
anything to reduce my fear? sensation in one area of your body. Local ple, spinal, epidural and caudal types of an- tients often receive intravenous drugs for
anesthesia numbs a small part of your body. esthesia are injected into or near the spinal sedation so that they can be comfortably
THE HEALTHY SENIOR fluid, effectively numbing nerves that serve drowsy during surgery and remember little
General anesthesia is used for exten- the lower half of your body. of their time in the operating room.
There are probably several sources for sive surgeries. The drugs used in general
your fear. The first is that you’re older and anesthesia are given intravenously or are Local anesthesia may be used to numb Before your surgery, you can also expect
wonder if you’re at greater risk than some- inhaled. They act as hypnotics, painkillers only a small area of nerves at the site where questions from your doctors regarding your
one younger. The second is that anesthesia and muscle relaxants, and they block your the surgeon plans to operate, such as for cat- anesthesia. The following have to be con-
can be dangerous to anyone. The third is sidered: medical problems you might have,
that you’ll lose total control when you’re un- medications you take, whether you smoke
der. I hope some of the facts about anesthe- or drink alcohol, any allergies you have, pre-
sia will help with all of your fears. vious negative experience with anesthesia,
and adverse reactions to anesthesia by other
Anesthesia is risky, but today it is safer family members.
than ever for all age groups. Your age is not
as important a risk factor as your medical The information collected by your doc-
condition and the type of surgery you are tors guides them in their treatment. For
having. example, smoking or alcohol consumption
can influence the way an anesthetic works in
Safer drugs and major advances in the your body during surgery. Knowing whether
monitoring equipment used in surgery have you smoke or drink alcohol allows your an-
reduced anesthesia complications. In the esthesiologist to choose anesthetics that are
last decade alone, deaths caused by anes- suited to you. And, some anesthetics include
thesia have dropped 25-fold, to 1 in 250,000. components of certain foods, such as albu-
min from eggs. Discussing food and drug
In addition, shorter-acting drugs, more allergies beforehand helps your anesthesiol-
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The house at 7671 Charleston Way, in the
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The bathroom has dual vanities and Year built: 1998 • Construction: CBS
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The second week of December saw 10 transactions of single-family residents and lots in the Tradition
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 10535 SW WEST PARK AVENUE 9/20/2018 $338,000 12/11/2018 $285,000
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10535 SW West Park Avenue, Port Saint Lucie 338 NW Millpond Lane, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 9/20/2018 Listing Date: 7/2/2018
Original Price: $338,000 Original Price: $322,000
Sold: 12/11/2018 Sold: 12/11/2018
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $285,000
Listing Agent: Megan Schoner Listing Agent: Timothy Frey
Selling Agent: The Keyes Company Selling Agent: RE/MAX Realty Services
Deloris Ferro Millie Gil
Meant2b Realty LLC Bold Real Estate Group, Inc
143 NW Lawton Road, Port Saint Lucie 5418 NW Bolin Street, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 4/5/2018 Listing Date: 10/16/2018
Original Price: $279,888 Original Price: $249,900
Sold: 12/14/2018 Sold: 12/14/2018
Selling Price: $245,000 Selling Price: $225,000
Listing Agent: William Eggeling Listing Agent: Jo-Ann Hoffmann
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Kay Rodriguez, agent with Lang Realty, but you also get an amazing house, cus-
said that this home is one the discerning tom-built, with laser-focused attention to
pane-heated pool and spa that also over- buyer won’t want to miss, especially given detail. You have a great house in a fabulous
looks the lake. If you get hungry, there’s no the stunning views and beautiful interior. location. It has all the amenities of PGA Vil-
need to come inside; a summer kitchen lage. The home is elegance in the front and
offers a gas grill, sink and refrigerator. Pop The old real estate saw is location, lo- a party in the back, and it’s a house you’ll
a cold drink, have a snack and enjoy the cation, location. This house is beautifully want to share with friends and family as
view. You have resort-style living outside situated on a lovely piece of property with you make it your own.
your back door. gorgeous views. That should be enough,
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9496 SW Nuova Way
9515 SW Nuova Way 7740 Greenbrier Circle MUST SEE! -Like new highly upgraded
A Great Buy! Large Estate On the golf course with pool! Alessa floor plan w/heated pool on the
Home 2 BD, 2.5 BA, Den, Beautiful 3 BD, 2.5 BA home 4th hole of the Wanamaker golf course. Wood floors, crown molding,
Formal Living, Family Room Formal Dining, Pool & Spa with extended garage. This home has a beautiful private plantation shutter and newer A/C. Complete house recently painted.
w/ Private Lake View 2761 Sq. Ft. All Impact Glass view out back of the 4th hole of The Dye Golf course. Major renovations to the pool in 2014, incl. a water feature, heater, screen
Owner has replaced all rugs and a new pool heater has enclosure, expanded deck and solar panels. Beautiful summer kitchen
$389,000 been installed. Great Buy at $379,000 completes the outdoor experience. All impact glass. $499,000
PGA VERANO STUART - RIVER CLUB PORT ST. LUCIE PGA VERANO
18003 Cosenza Way 1600 NE Dixie Highway #5-101 REDUCED! 11093 SW Visconti
Isabella Floor plan 2 BD, 2 BA 1,072 Sq. Ft. Spectacular 180-degree 1792 SE Fallon Drive, Way - Bella Floor plan
2BR, Den/Poss. 3rd BR, direct wide river views from this corner ground floor Vacant Lot 2,BR, Den, 2 BA, 2 Car
2 BA, Dining Room, 2 Car1820 Sq. Ft. Perfect location condo. This condo is minutes from the beach, downtown Very nice high and dry lot with private 1646 Sq. Ft. Built in 2017 - All Impact Glass Crown
on cul-de-sac with Southern exposure lake view in Stuart & Jensen Beach. The River Club offers boats location on an interior canal. molding, plantation shutters, upgraded tile on the
back. This home was never lived it! White cabinets slips for sale or rent (check avail.) a wonderful pool $39,900 diagonal. Every inch of this home is carefully
in kitchen w/ wall oven, glass tile backsplash and and clubhouse with low monthly fees. The main floors designed with a sophisticate
cooktop. All Impact Glass. Hurry this home won’t last. and bedroom carpets are all new and the kitchen and PGA VERANO feel throughout. $309,000
$369,900 bathrooms have been recently renovated. $299,000
STUART - WOODMILL POND PGA VERANO
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6629 SE Woodmill Pond Lane WE BROUGHT THE BUYER 10837 SW
3BD, 2.5 BA Plus Large Loft, 2 Car - 2256 Sq. Ft. 10610 SW Visconti Way 10611 SW Capraia
under A/C Rare end unit preserve view townhome Capraia Way Isabella Floor plan Way - 3 BD, Den,
in Woodmill Pond. This spacious Townhome is in a Lago Floor plan On the Golf Course, w/ 3 Car Garage!2 BR, 2 BA, 2.5 BA,
gated small community close to the beach and Jupiter. 2 BR, Den, 2 BA, 1932 Sq. Ft. Beautiful lake view with Dining/Den or Poss. 3rd BR, 3 car 1820 sq. ft. with Screened Patio - Siena Floor Plan.
This unit has a screened back patio screened patio and summer kitchen. Owners have gorgeous golf views. Lots of upgrades! Summer
great for grilling. $264,900 added extensive landscaping, custom closets and Kitchen, plantation shutters, built in kitchen dining area.
shelving. All impact glass. $399,900 All impact glass.
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES PGA VILLAGE TRADITION VITALIA PGA VILLAGE
BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME WITH GOLF VIEW. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PGA VILLAGE UPGRADED HOME ELEGANT COURTYARTD POOL HOME W/GUEST HOUSE This “Breckenridge” floor plan
4BR, 3BA, 3CG, large family room w/fireplace, upgraded kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, Meticulously cared for 3BA, 2BA w/fresh neutral paint on the interior, New SS appls, washer/ 3BR, 2BA has much to offer, open and spacious family room, kitchen with breakfast nook, features 4 en-suite bdrms, formal dining & living rooms, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous pool
large screened lanai w/pool, freshly painted exterior + new landscaping dryer, New A/C. Available for immediate occupancy. Priced for a quick sale, so act fast! granite, screened patio, NEW A/C in 2016, IMPACT glass windows and tile roof & spa, serene lake view & golf views, whole house generator, accordion shutters.
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025; Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Elise Danielian 772-418-2992; Isabele Polock 772-713-3221
RX- 10400687 $375,000 RX-10484318 $314,900 RX-10481116 $265,000 RX-10486934 $574,900
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STUNNING HOME - WATER & GOLF COURSE VIEWS CUSTOM POOL HOME WITH LAKE VIEW POOL HOME – LAKE & GOLF VIEWS BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME
Situated on a 3/4 acre lot, 3BR,(al en-suites) 3.5BA, 3CG, beautiful finishes throughout, 3BR, 3BA 3CG, on extra-large corner lot, family room w/fireplace, screened lanai with summer Beautiful 2BR, 2BA PLUS Office/Den home with gorgeous free form pool, open & bright floor OAK HILL- 2BR, PLUS den, 2BA, 2CG, kitchen w/SS appls, new granite counters, new
stately stone surround fireplace, large kitchen with morning room & butler’s pantry. A must see! kitchen, pool, beautifuly landscaped w/coy pond. Whole house generator. plan, kitchen w/spacious island, granite, SS appls, covered patio, screened lanai carpet in bdrms, new interior paint, large screened lanai, stunning golf course view
Diane Gault 772-342-7455 Marlene Medina 772-418- 6864 Pam Misiano 772-224-9691 Christine Chapdelaine 772-5293748
RX-10481986 $539,000 RX-10455862 $599,000 RX-10463388 $460,000 RX-10482219 $309,000
PGA VILLAGE LAKE FOREST TRADITION - TOWNPARK PGA VILLAGE
POOL HOME – GOLF & PRESERVE VIEWS SERENE PRESERVE VIEWS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING FORMER MODEL HOME CASTLE PINES-FULLY FURNISHED TOWNHOME
LINE 2: Spacious 4BR, 3.5BA, 2.5CG, 3418 of living sq. ft. kitchen w/quartz counters, Updated 2BR, 2BA, 2CG PLUS den on oversized lot, dble glass front doors, crown molding, 5BR, 4.5BA PLUS den/office, 2+ CG, 3,653 Liv Sq’ beautiful upgrades & designer finishes 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG, main living area on the upper level with a spacious mstr-suite, living/dining
LINE 3: SS appls, large screened lanai w/beautiful pool & spa, on over half an acre lot. mstr bath completely redone, al tile or laminate floors, extended screen patio throughout, open concept, IMPACT glass, screened lanai, spectacular lake view rooms + eat-in kitchen, balcony, 2 bdrms on the ground level, screened patio, lake view.
Martin Borgia 772-626-9036; Sharon Rudd-Boulanger 772-528-5952 Michele Agrusa 772-263-6131 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Dave Culen 772-418-0778
RX-10462006 $589,900 RX-10447428 REDUCED! $239,900 RX-10473333 $510,000 RX-10436656 REDUCED! $200,000
PGA VILLAGE PORTOFINO ISLES PGA VILLAGE LAKE FOREST
SPECTACULAR POOL HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS WELL PRICED HOME LOVELY LAKEFRONT HOME
3BR, 3.5BA, 2+ CG PLUS custom built-in shelving in office/den, beautiful finishes through- Spacious 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG townhome w/large loft, eat-in kitchen + separate dining area, 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home, 18” porcelain tile on diagonal throughout living areas & three bed- 3BR, 2BA, 2CG on a beautifuly landscaped lot, open floor plan, tile throughout living areas,
out, screened lanai w/summer kitchen, pool/spa, stunning golf & water views. On cul-de-sac. gated community w/Clubhouse, pools & sports. Great location! rooms, large fenced yard. Close to the Island Club & the resort style amenities. large covered and screened patio overlooking serene lake
Elise Danielian 772-418-2992; Isabele Polock 772-713-3221 Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812 Jim Insinga 772-233-2500; Sara Sloan 772-618-3474 Tom Farish 772-475-9590
RX-10460166 $584,900 RX-10484355 $204,900 RX-10423434 REDUCED! $274,900 RX-10466570 $224,900
STUART / RIVER GLEN PGA VERANO PGA VILLAGE LAKE CHARLES
WATERFRONT CONDO W/ATTACHED GARAGE No stairs in this spacious wel maintained STUNNING WATERFRONT VILLA GORGEOUS VILLA WITH PRESERVE VIEW IN THE HEART OF ST. LUCIE WEST
3/2/1 condo. Recently updated kitchen w/SS appls, quartz countertops, w/pul-out pantry Move in Ready. 2BR, 2BA PLUS den vila, open floor plan, granite kitchen, SS appls, tile in 2BR, 2BA, 2CG vila, open floor plan with a large kitchen w/bar, dining room & open family 2 BR, 2 Bath, Den (3rd BR). Plantation shutters. Gas water heater & range. Scr /Cvrd patio.
shelves. Convenient to I95. 1 yr Buyers Warranty included living areas, upgraded fixtures & window treatments, screened porch overlooking lake. room, sliders lead to your screened patio with private preserve view Tile/ laminate/crpt floors. Accordion storm shutters. Gated. 24-hr guard.
Linda Olsinski 772-359-2227 LINDA HART 772- 595-2822 Becca Layne 772-224-6994 Joe McDuffee 772-529-5245
RX-10423190 $258,900 RX-10463385 $272,000 RX-10474790 $210,000 RX-10475854 $224,900
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community pool. Located right in in kitchen, formal living & dining rooms appliances, tile on diagonal throughout, natural gas, gorgeous private backyard. Granite kitchen with SS appliances, tile level w/large balcony overlooking lake, tile
the heart of Tradition, close tile on diagonal throughout living areas, pool resurfaced in 2018, great location to on diagonal throughout, paver patio, thru-out living areas + mstr, screened patio.
to stores, restaurants large covered and screened lanai, pool Great ST. Lucie West location.
St. Lucie West. RX-10467421 303 NW Springview Loop. fenced yard. RX-10483515 9207 Wentworth Ln.
RX-10469902 10280 Stephanie Way RX-10432082 7736 Greenbrier Cir. RX-10456919 423 Aqua Vista Lane. RX-10462445 9211 Champions Way.
PORTOFINO ISLES $204,900 PGA VERANO $549,000 CASTLE PINES $209,900 THE ESTATES AT TRADITION $695,000 THE ESTATES AT TRADITION $569,000 PGA VILLAGE $399,000
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dining area, gated community (w/closet) great open floor plan features a the neighborhood pool and spa. upgraded cabinets, granite & SS island, double ovens, SS appliances,
w/Clubhouse, pools & sports. large kitchen, w/chef ’s island, granite, HOA Fees include access to the appliances, fenced yard w/custom covered & screened lanai, preserve views. appls, double ovens, new A/C & water heater,
Great location! beautiful Island Club. landscaping. Impact glass thru-out. Cabana bath, screened paver lanai, solar heated
SS appls, all bedrooms are en-suites, covered RX-10473067 9212 Wentworth Ln. RX-10456932 11936 SW Aventino Dr. Impact glass thru-out. pool, view of the 7th hole of the Dye Course.
RX-10484355 2925 SW Cedar Dunes Drive screened lanai with gorgeous pool & spa. Castle Pines At the Reserve RX-10448793 11931 SW Aventino Dr.
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PGA VILLAGE $574,900 PGA VILLAGE $584,900 HUTCHINSON ISLAND $1,200,000 PGA VERANO $419,900
ELEGANT SPECTACULAR 1.39 ACRE LOT ELEGANT
COURTYARTD POOL HOME – DIRECT “SANIBEL”
POOL HOME W/ GOLF & WATER OCEAN TO MODEL WITH
GUEST HOUSE VIEWS RIVERFRONT LAKE VIEW
This “Breckenridge” floor plan features 4 3BR, 3.5BA, 2+ CG PLUS custom built-in Wonderful opportunity to customize an Light & Bright 3BR, 2BA home upgraded with
en-suite bedrooms, formal dining & living shelving unit in office/den, beautiful finishes exclusive residence on your very own direct elegant finishes, tile throughout, frameless shower
room, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar throughout, screened lanai w/summer ocean to riverfront piece of paradise, with door in master bath, extended & screened lanai
& prep island, gorgeous pool & spa, serene kitchen, pool/spa, stunning golf & water approx 109’ of Beach front & 116’ on the overlooks serene lake. Spacious kitchen w/ granite,
lake & golf views. Whole house generator & views. On cul-de-sac, with 1/2 house Indian River. Don’t let this once in a lifetime stainless appliances and soft close cabinetry.
accordion shutters. generator & extended garage. opportunity slip by. Call today to view! Furniture package available.
RX-10486934 8608 Tompson Point Road RX-10460166 8604 Tompson Point Road RX-10479761 RX-10473378 10464 SW Visconti Way
TRADITION – VITALIA $499,900 TRADITION-TOWNPARK $299,900 PGA VILLAGE $259,900 INDIAN RIVER DR. $479,000
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Beautiful 2BR PLUS den (or 3rd BR) Meticulously cared for 2BR, 2BA, PLUS floor plan features 2BR PLUS den, open 3BR, 3BA PLUS Den, minutes from the
2.5BA home, spacious kitchen w/granite, Den, gorgeous kitchen w/upgraded layout with vaulted ceilings, kitchen OCEAN! Private Dock w/electric, water &
SS appls gas range and breakfast bar, tile t/o cabinets, granite, SS appliances, w/granite, SS appls, tumbled marble Boat-Lift, terrazzo floors, sunny exterior,
main living areas + master, lakefront screened master bath w/quartz counters, backsplash, new wood-look tile t/o living roof top deck & tropical landscaping, private
lanai with pool, IMPACT Window & Doors. screened patio Overlooks Beautiful areas, planation shutters, screened patio interior yard with pavers, fire pit, outdoor
RX-10488306 11564 SW Apple Blossom Trail Preserve Views. serene lake view. FULLY FURNISHED! shower, shed and plenty of space for lounging
RX-10468355 12074 SW Bennington Cir. RX-10488401 8142 Carnoustie Place & outdoor dining.
RX-10445164 11001 S. Indian River Dr.
RIVER PARK $219,900 PAAR ESTATES $429,900 PGA VILLAGE $348,500 JENSEN BEACH $239,900
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appls, updated bathrooms, fresh interior SS appls, gas cook top. Beautiful oversized tile appliances & granite. Enjoy private distance to river
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AT SUNRISE WILL McKay as the Scarecrow and Sophia Srb as Toto looks on
BE SUPER-SPECIAL during the StarStruck Academy and Theatre production
of “The Wizard of Oz” for six performances last week.
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
1 Did you fall in love with the
magical world of the Nut-
cracker when you were little, as
generations of children did and
still do? Try to find time on your
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endar this coming Wednesday,
Dec. 26, to enjoy a Sunrise The-
atre tradition: “The Nutcracker,”
this year presented, the Sunrise
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of Odessa, Ukraine, with 55
amazing dancers and “the same
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‘Tapestry’ tribute at Emerson weaves in the best of Carole King
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer the show and are always amazed at the re-
When singer-songwriter Carole King re-
leased her second studio album, “Tapestry,” “They say that they learned so much,” Austin
in 1971, she couldn’t possible envision that it
would become one of the best-selling albums said. “People respond to the jokes, quirks and
of all time, receive four Grammy awards in-
cluding “Album of the Year,” spin off numer- monologues. Everybody knows every song and
ous top-selling singles and rank 36 on Rolling
Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all there’s a lot of singing along. We talk about the
songs she wrote that people don’t know (she
Songs like “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a
Friend,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Where wrote). She wrote literally hundreds of songs
You Lead” are well-known King songs. Many
people aren’t aware that she also wrote “(You that were covered by hundreds of artists. Peo-
Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and
“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” made fa- ple will say, ‘No, it’s a Drifters song.’ We tell them
mous respectively by Aretha Franklin and the
Shirelles. King’s career is the subject of the King wrote it and get a laugh. They say, ‘Who
Broadway musical “Beautiful.”
On Jan. 11, Live from Vero Beach and Music Works, Inc.
will open its sixth season of concerts at the Emerson Cen- King succeed in a male-dominated field and
ter with “Tapestry: The Carole King Tribute Concert.” Jean-
nie Austin on piano and vocals, Ori Huberman on guitar/ helped other female singer/songwriters come
vocals, Starr Light on vocals, Tim Battig on keyboard and
vocals, Eric Isaacson on bass and Mel Flores on drums will forward.
recreate the famous album and the feel of a Carole King
concert. Austin spoke recently from Los Angeles about why “She opened doors and paved a path on so
this project is so important to her.
many levels,” Austin said. “She was extraordi-
“Her music is generational,” Austin said. “It spans nearly
60 years. We talk about it in the show. Each show has graph- nary on so many levels. All the planets lined up.
She had a distinctive voice. You hear the first or
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARIS PRODUCTIONS second notes and you know right away who it
ics and visuals to help tell the story and there’s a point in the is. It’s those songs. They’re so distinct and so mesmerizing.”
show where I talk about how the songs are part of all of our When she was developing the show, Austin drew from
lives. We have people 80 and 8 (in the audience). That’s the King’s autobiography, “Natural Woman.”
power of her music. She knew music theory to put together “It was a massive resource,” she said. “She had such a
chords like that. Another thing we talk about is Gerry Gof- strong sense about herself and about what she wanted.
fin, who wrote most of the lyrics. The pairing of her music She put one foot in front of another. She met Goffin in high
and his lyrics were like nothing else in music history.” school and it was a cannonball shot out of a cannon. What’s
Austin and the band trace King back to her Brooklyn marvelous is that she always seems so genuine and in the
roots in the 1960s and to the famed Brill Building, where moment. She doesn’t seem jaded or arrogant and has the
many of the songwriters of that era plied their trade. They thrill of people liking her songs. Her response to people is
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
“Twelve Angry Men” hearkens back to the
Golden Age of the television dramas of the
1950s. Written by Reginald Rose, it concerns
the jury deliberations of 12 men, one black
and 11 white, who have the fate of a Puerto
Rican teen in their hands. The teen is accused
of killing an abusive father and the jury is
certain of his guilt, with the exception of one
While the story takes place in the 1950s, the
play is as topical as the headlines in the morn-
ing paper or news feed, and that turns what
could be a period piece into a thought-pro-
voking exploration of attitudes toward race
A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart will pres-
ent “Twelve Angry Men” Jan. 5-20, with Barry
Wood as the director. He spoke recently about
the challenges of this play, including the first
challenge of finding 13 male actors, including
the guard, to audition.
“It’s hard to get 13 male actors in commu-
nity theater,” Wood said. “It was amazing how
many actors wanted to do this. It was nice to ‘TWELVE ANGRY MEN’
have a little bit of a selection, and we’ve got
some very talented actors. Don Matlin plays
Juror No. 3. He’s a real jerk but at the end you
feel sorry for him. Juror No. 8 is Michael Ad- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE
kins in the Henry Fonda role. He’s the lone
juror who stands alone in the beginning. He starts by “The dynamics of this play is 12 different personal- da were not so well-known: Lee J. Cobb and Jack Klug-
saying that he just wants to talk, that things don’t add ities interacting and responding, even though they’re man were not so big. We didn’t steal but I said to look
up.” not speaking” Wood said. “That’s what I really love at the mannerisms, what the guys do when, how they
Wood noted that getting a cast together to rehearse about this show, the subtleties. It’s a hot summer after- react when they’re bored and that they don’t want to
during the holidays was another challenge. noon, there’s no air conditioning, and the men are pat- be there. They don’t know each other, but by the time
“I knew we could rehearse four times a week and ting their necks. The story is dynamic. It triggers your they’re done, their souls have been bared.”
half wouldn’t be there,” he said. “I offered twice a week personal feelings and inner securities about how you Wood said that any show he directs is a collaborative
and we’d stay.” feel about people. It brings it to the surface. Everyone effort.
The cast – which includes David Pierce, Gary York, recognizes these people. Everyone knows them.” “I just jump in the deep end when I direct and hope
Don Matlin, Michael Ladewig, Jay Washington, Steve The deliberations, in fact, reveal a great deal about they’ll feel my passion and we’ll be awesome. I’m not
Pagano, Milo Hassloch, Michael Adkins, David Eales, the attitudes of the jurors as they work through the ev- in this alone.”
Jack Krantz, Stephen Mayer, Tony Richards and Doug idence.
Curey – chose the latter option. “I had an event at my house and the cast and I A.C.T. Studio Theatre, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart,
The play takes place in the jury room and the audi- watched the movie,” Wood said. “It was not to ‘steal,’ presents “Twelve Angry Men” Jan. 5-20. Call 772-932-
ence has a bird’s-eye view of the deliberations. but because it was perfection. The folks outside of Fon- 8880 or visit actstudiotheatre.com.
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Counting my blessings as New Year nears
’Tis the season, and while chestnuts aren’t roast- are a professional group who know what I need to
do my job. I am grateful to many of them for their
ing and Jack Frost isn’t nipping at my nose (this is kind wishes in the last month and look forward to
working with them in the year ahead.
Florida, after all), it is the season to reflect and plan.
The real estate gig is only a few years old, but I
I’m a better reflector than I am a planner, so this is have been covering the arts for many years. In 2006,
the paper for which I worked asked me to cover the
the time to look back at a year with many challenges. local theaters. The editor knew I loved the perform-
ing arts, but I had a lot of doubts that I could do this.
My father died in November at the age of 100. The I remember telling my husband that if I tried it for
six months, we’d have some extra money and that
death of a parent is always a time for reflection. Many would be that. It’s 2018, almost 2019, and I kind of
think I’m getting the hang of it. It’s easy to get caught
of you will also relate to the fact up in week-to-week deadline and forget to exhale,
but when I do, I remember that this is the best job
SHELLEY that it is often a time for relatives ever, with the opportunity to interview people I’ve
KOPPEL to behave badly. Taking the high admired, learn about new ones and see performanc-
MY TAKE road is sometimes a steep climb, es I only dreamed about. I am truly grateful for that
but I have tried to do that and am opportunity.
glad that I did (mostly). I want to The New Year holds a lot of promise. The season
is in full swing and it is a busy time. I am looking
thank the entertainment community-artists, venues forward to my September trip to Italy and have
been diligently doing my five-minute Italian lessons
and publicity people who showed me forbearance online most days. I am having trouble with verb
endings, but I suspect no one is going to care if I use
when I seemed scatty or unclear about the day or the wrong one. I have also discovered that idioms are
very different. How else can I account for a request
date. I appreciate not being called on mistakes I made to put in English a phrase that comes out as “I cut
and I will certainly try to do better going forward. I’d
I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New
probably better mention my editor, as well, who is Year, a year with lots of Sugar Plum Fairies and few
always a good listener and was grateful for whatever
he got from me for the last month.
It is getting close to Christmas, but it is not too late
to purchase tickets to events coming up in the New
Year. Tickets to live theater make great gifts and if
you put them in an envelope with a bow, you’re sure
to please the recipient, who has something to look
I wear two hats for this paper. Many of the enter- PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
tainment and arts readers are unaware that I write JOY OF TOYS The community came together in Port St. Lucie last
Saturday to make sure needy children in the area have
the “House of the Week” column, just as many real Christmas gifts under the tree. Gifts collected at the
‘Christmas for the Kids’ event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.
estate readers don’t know I write about the arts. I
want to thank the Realtors with whom I work. They
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Merry potters hail creation of Indian River Clay studio
BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer explore artistic talents. “You can be involved Jim Cohoe at the Indian River Clay studio. PHOTO: LEIGH GREEN studio manager. She had been involved with
at the level you want. Full membership at the Peacock Clay in Fort Pierce, before a fire in an
Wheelers, slabbers, coilers and pinchers studio entitles a member to access the studio Susan Scarola, board chair, co-founder adjacent storefront forced it to close.
can now get their hands dirty at the recently at any time of the day or night. Each member and resident artist, says she got the mud-
opened Indian River Clay community studio. gets a key so they can work when they want to bug after she retired and moved to Vero “I think this is just an extension of the
It’s the perfect place to roll up your sleeves and for as long as they need to,” explains Ma- Beach permanently. She was looking for a possibilities to get your hands in the mud,”
when you want to throw some mud. ria Sparsis, studio founder and resident artist. way to get to know the community and try says Street. “There’s just something about it
new things. that is soothing; it’s therapeutic. It’s good for
Local potters are ‘hand building’ a space Indian River Clay is the creation of sev- the soul. ... And it seems to do something for
where they can create, connect and foster eral local clay artists who wished to form a “Working with clay was not intimidating everybody that I come in contact with who
the arts. The collaborative features a mem- shared space where they could create their for someone who comes with very little ar- messes with the clay. It’s just a pile of mud.
bership studio with shared workspace and own works while cultivating interest within tistic background,” says Scarola. “I found it What’s there to be precious about? You mess
communal equipment, and it is also a teach- the broader community. Sparsis says that Ve- was a way that I could do something tangible up, you start over again.”
ing facility for the whole community, provid- ro’s ever-growing community of potters had and express myself in a way that I never had,
ing support for all levels of potters. been batting around the concept of forming and be with people who were encouraging.” As they began to develop a blueprint for
a community studio for at least 15 years. the studio, the board did their research. They
The collaborative has applied for approv- This wasn’t the first community clay ven- looked to several of the large community stu-
al to incorporate as a Florida not-for-profit “Most everybody in town involved in clay ture for Ginny Piech Street, co-founder and dios across the country as examples of what
corporation and, upon receipt of that ap- took classes at the museum [Vero Beach they were hoping to become – a regional
proval, the Becker Foundation has gener- Museum of Art],” notes Sparsis. After “out- resource that could bring in big names for
ously committed to a $25,000 donation to growing” museum classes, the potters be- lectures and workshops. “We’d like to create
help fund the studio. gan establishing their own home studios or a place that is open-minded, present and
shared workspaces. hospitable, and a place where creative ener-
Members enjoy studio access and equip- gy can grow,” says Street.
ment, including wheels and kilns, unlimited “But there’s always been this buzz about
firings and use of studio dipping glazes, ded- town that one day we would have our own Beginner, intermediate and advanced
icated storage space and class discounts. The pottery place where we could have master classes are ever-changing, but will include
collaborative’s founders and members seek workshops, where we could have alternative such instruction as hand-building with coils
to promote the development of pottery skills firings; a collaborative of some sort,” says and slabs, wheel throwing, vessel and figura-
among those already hooked on clay art, Sparsis. “Many of them have home studios, tive sculpture, and glazing.
while also fostering curiosity about the craft but there is a difference between working in
within the community. The goal is to draw a solitary fashion and being around people. Indian River Clay is located at 1174 South
together students, artists and an engaged There is a sense of community with clay peo- U.S. 1 in Vero Beach. For class schedules,
public in an effort to help them discover that ple; they feed off of each other.” hours, membership costs and additional in-
clay is the perfect medium through which to formation, visit indianriverclay.org.
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THE GRAND OPENING! ‘FESTIVAL ITALIANO’ LOOKS
Continues!! AHEAD TO BEST PARTY YET
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St Lucie West BY RACHEL CUCCURULLO | Correspondent to Italy and carried on in parts of New York
since 1903, was also introduced to the Fes-
Our sandwiches This February will mark the 10th anni- tival Italiano that year.
are trimmed, sliced, versary for Port St. Lucie’s Festival Italiano.
seasoned, marinated and grilled to order. The original mission of the festival was to Each year, Festival Italiano boasts over
create a truly authentic experience for lo- a dozen musical acts, contests and raffles.
Nothing Says “Fresh” Like a Jon Smith Sub! cals that was entirely free – free parking, Jack DiGiorgio has made it his duty to bring
1724 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd. 772.905.8782 free admission and free entertainment. in popular Italian acts such as Daniela
Martino, Angelo Venuto and Moreno Fru-
Mon-Sat. 10:30am - 8pm Sun. 11am-8pm A decade since its founding, the Festival zzetti. “It’s important for people to expe-
Italiano has remained true to that mission. rience the true Italian culture here in Port
Diamond GDG Productions, comprised of President
Tea Room & St, Lucie,” Jack DiGiorgio said.
Jack DiGiorgio and Vice President Dom- “Our sponsors are a huge help in
Bistro inick DiGiorgio, has brought world-class bringing that culture here.”
Italian entertainment, food, games and
YES WE ARE A RESTAURANT TOO! Come visit, arts and crafts to the festival. Port St. Lucie is home to a
have a glass of wine or cup of Tea or coffee or even large number of Italian-Ameri-
a fine six course, High English Tea lunch and view The upcoming festival, organizers an- cans, making Festival Italiano a
our beautiful custom designed, one of a kind pieces of nounced this week, will be Feb. 14-17 at the popular annual event. Food ven-
jewelry for that one of a kind person in your life. Or bring Causeway Cove Marina on Seaway Drive in dors are always a huge draw for
in a picture of your favorite design or subject and I will make Fort Pierce. festival-goers, and include local
it for you. As always, gift wrapping is free. favorites like Bella Roma Bakery,
Diamond Tearoom & Bistro has a selection of 33 fine teas. We offer something The festival always puts on unique La Forchetta Ristorante & Pizzeria
for every taste with classic teas from England to the spice of the orient. showcases and stage acts. In 2016 festival and Renato’s Italian Ristorante &
Whether it’s a power-lunch for ten or a wedding party of 50, Diamond attendees enjoyed a car show, in which car Grille. Truly Italian dishes such
Tearoom & Bistro offers the perfect, intimate space for you owners entered their classic automobiles as fried calamari, rice balls, pan-
for cash prizes. The Feast of the Giglio, a zerotti, cannoli and, of course,
EXTENDED CHRISTMAS HOURS procession dating back almost 1,000 years pizza can be found throughout the event
Our last day is Sat. Dec. 22nd. GDG Productions also makes it a point to
We will reopen on Wed. Jan 2nd at our regular hours. support local businesses and charities each
year. Organizations have included the Trea-
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3868 SE Dixie Hwy • Stuart Princess Spa Charity.
“We try to make each year bigger and
772-781-1133 better than the last,” Jack DiGiorgio said.
Hours: Tues, Wed. Thurs. Organizers make it a point to include ac-
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serve a spot on your Christmas to-
do list: This weekend, live music of the 3 Florida has a particularly unique
season will provide a festive soundtrack backstory, and history buffs, Semi-
for the always magical Garden in Vero nole War buffs and 1715 treasure fleet buffs
Beach, decked out in its sparkling holiday are among those who will thoroughly enjoy
best. McKee calls this a “rare opportuni- wandering through the small but interest-
ty” and experiencing the Garden by night ing St. Lucie County Historical Museum.
is indeed that. It will literally glow with Step out of the ordinary and take a short
thousands upon thousands of colorful road trip: step back into Florida’s unique
light, lanterns and decorations. The Gar- and diverse past, where you’ll find a uni-
den’s waterfalls, streams and pathways form from the 1830 Seminole War, to the
will again be transformed with light. That Treasure Room, completely dedicated to
fascinating 1924 Wurlitzer will be back, the famous hurricane-driven 1715 plate
along with a model train display and, of fleet wreck; to artifacts from our state’s ma-
course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. On Friday, jor turn-of-the-century industries – fish-
Dec. 21, the clear voices of the Imagine ing, cattle, pineapples and citrus. Hours:
School Tangerines Music Group will float Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4
out across the Garden. Saturday brings p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission:
musical entertainment by McKee’s (own) adults, $4; seniors, $3.50; children, $1.50.
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Bonz adds Ralph to growing list of feline friends
Hi Dog Buddies! tions, I answer?” olin. When she’s wearin’ boots, it’s Ralph. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
“Yes sir, pretty much. Maybe start with called a fiddle. I don’t know why.
For my last-column-before-Christmas, She does one song with other hu- mat, chill-laxin.’”
I innerviewed a Cool Catnip dude of the how you all got together.” mans on guh-TARS an stuff called “I’ve heard that.”
feline persuasion: Mr. Ralph Getson. He’s “Can do. About a year anna half ago (in ‘The Tabby Went Down to Geor- “My besties are Momma’s Godfather
around 18 in human (like 89 in cat), an he’s gia.’ I can’t even swish my tail that
got It Goin’ ON! He even has his own Insta- human) I was livin’ on the Mean Streets: fast.” Bruce an his dog Addie. They’re up in
gram – ralphpurrusual. sleepin’ under cars, skinny, a total fleabag, Maine. An Aunt Alyssa, who I stayed with
with a bad cough anna chipped tooth. A real “Pawsome, Mr. Ralph! What’s when Momma an Papa went to The Moon
Mr. Ralph is a long, lanky, orange Tabby paw-to-mouth existence. I musta used up at life like now that you’re in the after they got married. I thought it’d take
who recently moved to Indialantic from least 4 of my lives.” Plush part?” a lot longer than it did. As for toys, I’m not
Clearwater with his Mom an Dad. He loves into laser mice or feathers-onna-stick. My
humans, but I’d heard he could be a liddle “Woof! That’s harsh. You look great now.” “Well, THIS was Super Cool favorite’s a long ribbon. It’s old now, but
crotchiddy with fellow pets so, when the “It was a close one. Just when my lives Catnip: when Papa proposed to still fun. Now I LOVE getting’ brushed. But
door opened, I wagged in place and said in were passing before my eyes, an I figured Momma, I was a major part of the I. Don’t. Do. Baths. Just thinkin’ about my
my Pleasant Pooch voice, “Good morning, I’d never have a loving family, my (future) engagement.” one-an-only bath experience still gives me
Sir.” Momma an Papa scooped me up and whis- the Utter Willies. I’m pretty sure Momma
kered me away. (Papa’s a lifelong Cat Guy, “No Woof!” feels the same way.
Mr. Ralph strolled slowly but suavely over but I was Momma’s first cat experience.) I “It was SO ro-MAN-tick. Mom-
for the Sniff-an-Size Up. “Welcome, young had no idea what was happenin,’ but they ma was holdin’ ME, an Papa was “I sleep with Momma an Papa, except
fella. Bonzo, is it? I’m Mr. Ralph. This is my were talkin’ gently like they ackshully cared holding The Ring. Then Papa when I awake at the purrfectly reasonable
Momma, Mollie. My Papa, Mike, is at work. about me, even though I was a fleabitten asked Momma The Big Question. hour of 3 a.m. and wanna have a conversa-
Come’on back.” mess. Somehow, I felt safe. (It’s a human thing.) Then, in- tion. Then I sleep in MY room, or hang out
“Anyway, long cat-tale short, they took stead of Momma accepting with on the porch with the raccoons.”
His voice was raspy, but he wasn’t crotch- me to a doctor an, after (among other ‘YES!’ she chose the symbolic
iddy at all. We sat around a table by the pool things) having ALL my hair shaved off, I ‘Handing Over of the Cat’: placed Heading home, I was still hummin’ the
cuz Mr. Ralph’s an outdoor kinda guy. He was proclaimed Flea-Free and I recovered. me right in Papa’s arms. Honest, song Ralph’s Momma wrote for him. I know
wore a snazzy bowtie and totally rocked a I think of it as my “Pavement to Plush Tran- Bonzo, if cats could cry, I woud- he’s gonna have a very Meowy Christmas,
Regal Lion Look. sition.” Now I have a Forever Family, my da, I’m not ashamed to admit. and I wish the same for all you pawsome pet
own saucer, a cozy bed, an a sunny porch Couldn’t stop purring for weeks.” pals an your humans.
“So, how does this work? You ask ques- for daydreamin.’ I have everything I need. “Humans. You gotta love ’em,”
Momma even wrote me my Very Own Song! I said. Till next time,
If you have time after the innerview, I’ll sing “I didn’t make it to the wed-
it for you. Momma plays MEW-zick onna vi- ding, but I prepared some Words of Advice The Bonz
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PASSION FOR COMMUNITY INSPIRES ‘PRAISE ON THE MARINA’
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent But music and dancing are at the heart of preaching. The music. For years it was among the fastest-growing
the about quarterly event. Prater said sev- From the earliest days of turntables and genres of music.
The last Praise on the Marina of 2018 eral area churches participate, with “praise
will be on Sunday, Dec. 30. Come 2019, the dancers and worship teams.” radios, there have been gospel artists. Early Like the rest of the music industry, al-
regular Christian entertainment event will on, mainstream and gospel artists were the bum sales slowed as people were increas-
catch some Saturday night fervor. In addition to area churches there are same singers and bands. As pretty much all ingly able to customize their listening with
artists from all around Florida who’ve genres of music rapidly changed, especial- online resources. But with those same re-
“Our next event is not until March,” shown up at Praise on the Marina. ly in the 1950s and 1960s, many churches sources came the ability for local artists to
founder Alton Prater said. “This is the last revolted to the increasingly new and pop- gain larger audiences in smaller venues,
year we’re doing it on Sunday. We’re mov- Gospel singer and songwriter Kenneth ular sounds. Something of a rift occurred such as Praise on the Marina.
ing it to Saturday.” Day Jr. will host the upcoming Praise on between churches and mainstream music
the Marina. He studied music at Bethune for a couple decades. Prater said he wanted to create a
Praise on the Marina will be 4 p.m. to 8 Cookman University and is now minister multi-cultural event that gave everybody
p.m. at Marina Square, at the intersection of music at New Providence Missionary However, other churches and church- a chance to enjoy the gospel music he so
of Atlantic Avenue and Melody Lane in Fort Baptist Church in Miami. goers embraced the changes in music and adores. “This is something I have a passion
Pierce. helped produced such legends as Andréa for – doing something for the community,”
In addition to praise dancers, Praise on Crouch, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and he said. “I love doing this.”
“Praise on the Marine is an event that’s the Marina features spoken-word artists, others.
set to bring the whole community togeth- comedians and other gospel-related enter- Praise on the Marina has long been
er,” Prater said. “Different churches come tainment. By the 1990s gospel music was increas- scheduled for the fifth Sunday of months,
out. Even if you don’t go to church, you can ingly showing up in the mainstream again which happens about quarterly. The next
still come out.” “Starting back in 2010, that’s when Praise as bands such as Jars of Clay had their songs Praise on the Marina will kick off its new
on the Marina was born,” Prater said. Orga- played on non-religious radio stations and schedule – the fifth Saturday of months.
In addition to music and dance, Praise nizing it was something of a dream come even MTV. The next will be on March 30.
on the Marina features food trucks and true for him. “Ever since I was a little boy,
children’s activities. “A kids zone with I’ve always been into church,” Prater said. Contemporary Christian music stepped Updates about Praise on the Marina are
bounce houses, face painting and fun ac- Everything about church. The people. The out of the churches and into the stadiums. posted at www.facebook.com/potmincfl.
tivities for them,” Prater explained.
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9 Urge (7) 3 Calm (4)
10 Domain (5) 5 Merry-go-round (8)
11 Ogle (4) 6 Delete (5)
12 Paper, record (8) 7 Salad fruit or berry (6)
14 Doggedness (11) 8 Build again (11)
18 Gentlemanliness (8) 13 Adventure (8)
20 Norwegian capital (4) 15 Waterfall (7)
22 Diadem (5) 16 __ broth; soup variety (6)
23 Weather conditions (7) 17 Second, flash (6)
24 Listened (6) 19 Mental representation (5)
25 Contemporary (6) 21 Rasp (4)
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ACROSS mettle 38 Leonowens of Siam The Washington Post
1 Reads smoothly 94 Plane-seating section 40 Night before Christmas
6 Plane study: abbr. 95 See 86 Across 43 Monarch, to Monique SEPARATED AT BIRTH? By Merl Reagle
10 Beliefs 98 Rainy 45 Hide away
14 Frightfully big ref. books 100 Peanuts 47 Expanse of land
18 Set one’s sights on 103 Marine mollusk 48 Like a tsunami
19 “Death be not proud” poet 104 Goulash seasoning 49 French river or department
20 Sports factoid 107 Main horizontal lines, 53 Too much sun or stress, e.g.
21 Type of circus or market 54 My Fair Lady guy
22 Twin of 28 Across (both born on math graphs 55 Syrup source
108 Fossilized ___ (Jurassic 57 “___ take a hint”
July 22, 1947) 59 German novelist-Nobelist
24 Superman first name Park premise) 63 Pretty
109 Twin of 119 Across (both 65 Know-it-all
25 Rube 66 Passed easily, as an exam
26 Land of which Synge sings born Mar. 14, 1933) 67 Giant or baby item
27 Hot car? 111 Regulator of “particulate 68 Packs (down)
28 See 22 Across 69 Couch-potato-esque
31 “A clue!” matter”: abbr. 70 “That’s the truth”
33 Kurt who headed the San 113 First name in rock-guitar 71 Wake with a shake
72 What nudistes wear
Francisco Opera, 1956-81 wizardry 73 Pancreas product
35 Abilities 117 Loy-al dog? 76 ___ pro nobis
36 Blind ___ 118 Jockey’s strap 79 Membrane covering the eye
39 Cousins of colleens 119 See 109 Across 80 Mississippi port
41 A natural beginning? 122 Big name in cookies 81 Pulpit-ations?: abbr.
42 Twin of 52 Across (both born 123 Name of some cracker 83 Talk noisily and stupidly
124 College load 84 Word on Ron Howard’s
Feb. 1, 1937) 125 Speechify
44 Peron and others 126 Glutton’s mantra résumé
46 Start of a flavor 127 Author Seton 85 Home for gulls
50 Dull grayish brown 128 Colonial rights defender 87 A kid may go through one
51 Tokugawa Ieyasu’s capital 88 Industrial-strength
52 See 42 Across James
56 For Whom the Bell Tolls 129 Ms. Lauder intelligence
89 God, to Garibaldi
setting DOWN 91 Like some suckers
58 Fleeting flashbacks 1 Nod off 96 Yeses
60 Berne’s river 2 Other face of a cheat, often 97 Musical chords
3 Introduction to science 99 ___ del Fuego
61 Block ending 4 Slangy aspirer 101 Ghost that haunts Macbeth
62 Bird served au vin 5 Pigpen 102 (They leave),
6 She works for chimp
64 Stock-pages abbr. in play lingo
65 Ant / bee relative change 104 California beach or clam
7 Part of SASE 105 Hopkins or Hoskins
67 Operation reminder 8 Shaquille’s family 106 Casual Calvin
68 Twin of 72 Across (both born 9 Haggard and Oberon 109 Woman’s address
10 Man or Wight, e.g. 110 Spanish explorer of
Nov. 26, 1938) 11 Gets an initial salary of
72 See 68 Across 12 ___ ray California
74 (Auth. unknown) 13 Centered 112 Desktop devices, commonly
75 Current coursers 14 Word ___ 114 “Love comes ___ the eye”
76 French river or
(Brit’s promise) (Yeats)
department 15 Adam Bede author 115 Carry (out)
77 Hydrocarbon ending 16 Swab’s jobs 116 Agreeing words
78 Brooks with Tonys, 17 5th Ave. retailer 120 The Rainier who wed Grace
19 Mail “morgue”: abbr. 121 Midnight Cowboy character,
Grammys, Emmys, and an 23 OK for the whole family
Oscar 29 Thorny bushes ___ Buck
79 Mr. Erwin 30 Seminary VIP
80 Spitz and chow, e.g. 32 Lucre lacker
82 Watch covertly 34 Sports events needing no
86 Twin of 95 Across
(both born July 1, 1961) lights
90 Café water 36 Annexes
92 Imitate 37 Pea, for example
93 Metal describing one with
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ANALYZE THE AUCTION, NOT JUST YOUR HAND J643
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 10
Henry Cotton, who won the British Open three times, said, “Golfers have analyzed the game A K 10 4
in order to find ‘the secret.’ There is no secret.”
In contrast, bridge players rely on their analysis of a deal to give them “the secret” for the
right bid or play. At the 2016 Yeh Online World Bridge Cup, this deal featured the best bid, WEST EAST
in my analysis.
A K Q 10 9 7 5 82
Look at the North hand. In second seat, partner opens one club, and righty overcalls four
spades. What would you do? Q65 AKJ98
Once you have decided, read on. Whether you pass or make a value-showing double, Q72 J983
partner rebids five clubs. What would you do then?
— 10 6
The deal occurred in the match between Lavazza (who played in Turin, Italy) and Bridge SOUTH
Base Online (who competed in Seattle). When BBO was North-South, North doubled four
spades. Then, when South removed to five clubs, North passed. —
Sitting North-South for Lavazza were Sylvie Willard from France and Giorgio Duboin from 7432
Italy. Willard passed over four spades. But when partner rebid five clubs, Willard anticipated
South’s having a spade void and long, strong clubs. If so, they rated to have only one heart 65
loser. Backing her analysis of the deal, Willard raised to six clubs — a hole in one!
West led the spade ace. Duboin ruffed and gave up a heart. East won and shifted to
a trump, but declarer won with his seven and crossruffed hearts and clubs to take two Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Neither
diamonds, seven clubs and three heart ruffs on the board.
Minus 420 and plus 920 gave Lavazza 11 international match points en route to the title.
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SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT CONSISTENTLY HITTING THE FAIRWAY
We often talk and write about how to count for 70 percent to 85 percent of di- tact the ball. Generally, shots that you most influence and takes the starring
hit the ball longer. Hitting the ball lon- rectional control, assuming you hit the
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1. Clubface Position: The position of of directional control. ed golfer. by forearm rotation. Balls
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