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10/11/2018 ISSUE 41


Above-par service. P2 Tourniquets nixed. P26 Ruff and
ready for
SatBeach golf-cart owners see Surgeons favoring new technique ‘Dog Days’
smoother ride in permit process. for total knee replacements.
Page 8


transforms into
STORY BY SUE COCKING STAFF WRITER Holland Elementary School students take part in a ‘Day in the Life of the Lagoon’ study. SEE STORY, PAGE 10. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER high-tech haven

Florida Institute of Tech- Brevard hopes $900K spawns lagoon eco-tourism projects STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT
nology’s Indian River Lagoon
Research Institute hosted the STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT start of the county’s 2018-19 fiscal year, Holy Trinity Episcopal
fourth annual TechCon in Mel- [email protected] through the Tourist Development Council. Academy has joined the
bourne Sept. 28, where some trend of schools both locally
70 scientists, engineers, con- Any Brevard County city, school or nonprof- But there’s something missing. The nine- and nationally converting
servationists and planners it agency that wants to help lure more tourists member volunteer council in August first ad- their stodgy school libraries
from Florida and around the here by improving the Indian River Lagoon’s vertised there would be $1 million available into state-of-the-art spaces
U.S. discussed the latest meth- ailing habitat has about a month to apply for for lagoon eco-tourism projects. that cater to tech-savvy stu-
ods of trying to fix the ailing portions of a $900,000 grant to do so. dents and encourage entre-
water body. “We need to use $100,000 of that money for preneurship, idea sharing
The money became available Oct. 1, the and communication.
“What’s next? What can we CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
do? What’s the next innova- The school recently trans-
tion we can apply?” Dr. Robert formed its upper school
Weaver, co-organizer of the library into a new IDEAS
technical conference with Dr. Center – short for Innova-
Kelli Hunsucker, asked the au- tion, Design, Entrepreneur-
dience. “Let’s not be daunted ship and Applied Solutions.
by the pessimism. Let confer- The space features a glass-
ences like this keep us on track enclosed classroom, video
and inspire us to find solu- screens for presentations,
tions.” teleprompters, comfortable
furniture, electrical outlets
One of the main topics of the for charging personal devic-
day-long session es, student-created artwork,
was control and


GEE STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER rector John Stone said that plaza,
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Beach may finally be taking shape PHOTO COURTESY OF PLANET FITNESS Road A1A.
at 1024 State Road A1A with the
addition of a 14,000-square-foot “We’re a linear city along A1A
Planet Fitness to be located in the and don’t have a lot of east-west.
Atlantic Plaza across from Oceana We’ve been looking to have a con-
condominiums currently under centrated effort there for a long
construction. time,” but that effort remained
Satellite Beach Development Di-

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PLANET FITNESS Future Atlantic Plaza droMassage beds, said Planet Fitness
site of Planet Fitness. spokesman Becky Zirlen. Planet Fitness
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 caters to first-time and casual gym-go-
PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER ers who may have never belonged to a
slow with plaza vacancies resulting from gym before. There is a non-intimidat-
the downturn in the economy. ing, judgment-free atmosphere where
members can feel comfortable working
The wait-and-see situation with At- out at their own pace.
lantic Plaza was energized significantly
with the investment of Planet Fitness, Membership starts out at $10 a month,
which showed patience in assembling or $21.99 a month for the PF Black Card.
enough space from three former ten- The Black Card offers the amenities, the
ants, including a Chinese restaurant and ability to bring a guest for free, and use
Ace Hardware, Stone said. of any of the 1,600+ Planet Fitness loca-
tions nationwide in all 50 states.
The 14,000 square-foot club will of-
fer state-of-the-art cardio and strength As an added bonus, Stone said, near-
equipment, free fitness training, and a by City of Satellite Beach workers will
Black Card Spa which will include Hy-
SatBeach golf-cart owners seeing
a smoother ride in permit process

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER considered golf-cart friendly and have
[email protected] its own decal system, abuses of golf carts

Satellite Beach has made it easier to over the years are well known, such as

get street-legal golf carts safely on the being overloaded or driven by younger

road, via streamlined regulations and kids or erratically. Police say they are not

local inspections. going to look the other way on infrac-

New rules allow residents a cheaper tions or required safety equipment, and

way to prove that they are properly now, with a decal or state tag, have a way

equipped to operate on residential to enforce the rules.

streets with speed limits under 25 mph. “It has to be one of the two, either

Rather than go through a cumber- state tag or Satellite Beach decal. If it’s

some and costly state registration pro- not compliant, we’ll certainly take en-

cess for a license tag as an official slow- forcement action,’’ Hodge said.

moving vehicle – including the

need to trailer the golf cart to Ti-

tusville for the inspection and to

have it weighed – Satellite Beach

police now have a decal system

for which they inspect the con-

verted golf carts for compliance

with state safety regulations.

Satellite Beach Police Cmdr.

Brad Hodge, a resident of Mel- Robert Cochran of East Coast Custom Golf Carts. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER

bourne Beach, went through

the trouble and expense of convert- Staying busy these days installing all

ing his cart under the state process. As the safety equipment for the state law

a result, he helped write the Satellite is Robert Cochran, owner of East Coast

Beach ordinance to help “streamline” Custom Golf Carts, 1243 Harbor City

the process, most notably with the local Blvd., Melbourne. To make a sale, he

inspections. He already has been a part sometimes dedicates a worker to getting

of about a dozen inspections. The ini- golf carts through the nearly full-day

tial inspection cost is $150 and renewal state registration, an extra paid service

each year is $50. for which he tries to only break even.

“The inspection process is exactly He is pleased to also do the modifica-

the same’’ as the state’s, with inspectors tions for Satellite Beach residents – mi-

making sure all equipment is in good nus the red-tape – as long as the end re-

working order, he said. sult is golf carts being as safe as possible.

Requirements include headlamps, His bigger safety concern is in the com-

stop lamps, tail lamps, front- and rear- munity of Viera, where golf carts can be

turn signals, windshield, seatbelts at driven on sidewalks in developments

each seat, side view mirror on driver’s designed as “golf-cart friendly,” and can

side and interior mirror if not on both be used by drivers age 14 and without

sides, parking brakes, side reflectors, safety equipment.

horn and slow-moving vehicle emblem. For more information on the regula-

Only for drivers age 16 and older, top tions and the Satellite Beach registration

speed for golf carts is set at 25 mph. process, visit the web site satellitebeach.

While Satellite Beach may now be org. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 11, 2018 3


have the facility listed for use on their cause of Oceana and the future develop- Atlantic Plaza positives include hav- “Anytime you add more residents in
insurance. ment of condos on the Patrick housing ing a “market dominant” Publix serving the area, it’s all very positive,’’ she said.
area to the north, as well at the whole as an important anchor, and the cer-
With the addition of Planet Fitness, oceanfront there,” she said. tainty of new condo residents across the According to market research, At-
things may have turned the corner street and plans for others moving into lantic Plaza is surrounded within three
for Atlantic Plaza, said Kristen Moore, As part of the renewed activity, Brix- developments on the former Patrick miles by a population considered afflu-
spokesman for Brixmor Property Group. mor plans “physical enhancements for property to the north. ent with an average household income
the plaza.” of more than $91,000. 
“We’re bullish on this property be-

4 Thursday, October 11, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


F.I.T. TECHCON bacterial management tool called Bio- important water quality enhancement LAGOON ECO-TOURISM
Zyme in a stormwater treatment area in tool because each one can filter more
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 South Florida that succeeded in digest- than a gallon of water per hour. Swain CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ing muck and improving water quality. said Biorock, developed in the 1970s,
removal of muck – fine-grained sedi- uses an electrical current to grow oys- communications and public relations”
ments, rich with organic material and Timmer said the technology has ter reefs on steel mesh. But he said it’s about the lagoon efforts, Bonnie King,
topped by drift algae – that is the prima- been used successfully in some 20,000 unknown how much it might enhance the interim director of the Space Coast
ry source of the nutrients nitrogen and freshwater lakes around the U.S. and growth of the mollusks in the lagoon. Office of Tourism, said last week.
phosphorus fouling the lagoon. suggested it could work in headwaters
of canals that drain into the lagoon. Other topics included advanced Those efforts would be in partner-
According to Florida Tech’s Dr. Aus- septic tank technologies and policies ship with the county Natural Resources
tin Fox, about 76 tons of nitrogen per “It works and it’s cost-effective, pe- for protecting the lagoon. Proceedings Management Department, which al-
square kilometer per year comes into riod,” he said. from the conference may be published ready is conducting several pollution-
the lagoon from muck. “If we do noth- later in the Marine Technology Society reduction projects through the Save Our
ing, it will never go away,” Fox said. Florida Tech’s Dr. Geoff Swain dis- Journal.  Indian River Lagoon Plan.
cussed the use of Biorock to restore oys-
The scientist has been working with ter reefs in the lagoon. Oysters are an While the existing lagoon plan uses
John Sawyer of Arc Surveying and Map- proceeds from a special half-cent sales
ping on ways to “surgically remove” tax, the tourism-related improvements
contaminated sediments from the la- will get money from a different source,
goon. Sawyer said he’s come up with a the 5 percent “bed tax” the county adds
method of injecting electrical current onto hotel and other short-term rental
into the water to locate muck deposits stays. “So none of this is coming from
and make a map, backed up by test bor- property taxes,” King stressed.
ings, that can avoid dredging non-con-
taminated soils. The County Commission on Aug.
14 amended its tourist-development
“I would like to survey the entire In- ordinance by including lagoon- and
dian River Lagoon and provide current estuary-related projects. Before state
locations and quantities of contaminat- Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) got a bill
ed sediments,” Sawyer said. “It would passed allowing counties to do that, the
tell you where you are today. You would county couldn’t use tourist taxes on the
have a baseline.” lagoon.

Florida Tech graduate student Leigh King said the $1 million a year comes
Provost said she and colleagues are de- from the tourism agency’s beach-
veloping and testing a new suction head improvement program – as long as it
for removing muck. And Elroy Timmer, doesn’t need the money for hurricane-
senior scientist with Aquatic Vegetation repair efforts, which would take priority.
Control, Inc., said his company tested a
So far, she added, some prospective


STORY BY LISA ZAHNER COMMUNITY EDITOR council prior to receiving results of
[email protected] a routine pre-employment back-
ground check.
Indian River Shores is once again
searching for a new town manager In a special call meeting on Sept.
after the Town Council and former 11, the Town Council agreed upon
Melbourne Beach town manager a $15,000 settlement to cancel the
Tim Day agreed to terminate Day’s contract with Day. When asked how
employment agreement. the $15,000 figure was arrived at,
Stabe said “because he (Day) had al-
Day was set to begin work on Sept. ready given notice to his current em-
17 after the council executed a con- ployer and was going to be unem-
tract with him to manage the Shores ployed, he incurred some expenses.
for $125,000 per year. He would have He was asked what he felt was a
replaced Robbie Stabe, who an- fair settlement. He offered to settle
nounced his retirement this summer for half the available settlement in-
for health reasons. cluded in his employment contract
and the Town Council agreed to the
Day, who from 2016 to 2017 $15,000 settlement.”
was town manager in Melbourne
Beach, and one other candidate had The Shores had not employed a
emerged as finalists from a field of search firm to find Day, but had cast
more than 20 applicants. Since Day a wide net via job posting services
had resigned from his Melbourne through the Florida League of Cit-
Beach post because his family would ies and an international professional
not be relocating from the Cape association of municipal managers.
Coral area, the Shores had made him This time around, the town has en-
promise to move his primary resi- gaged The Mercer Group, which spe-
dence to the local area within 90 days cializes in head-hunting to fill gov-
of commencing employment. ernment and nonprofit management
and executive positions. 
The Aug. 23 employment contract
had been executed by Day and the

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 11, 2018 5


applicants have approached her office similar to a pre-bid conference. than $50,000 would need a 3-1 match. “It’s hard to say if there’s any one area
for information. One group, for instance, Grant rules show eligible projects Mike McGarry, manager of the coun- because all lagoon (eco-tourism) efforts
has suggested seeding the lagoon with would be eligible,” he said. “And they all
larval clams to restore the once-thriving should address litter control; restor- ty’s Beaches, Boating and Waterways add up to help the lagoon.”
stock. But nobody yet has filed a formal ing and protecting shorelines; restoring Program, said projects along Brevard
application. habitat for fishing and wildlife viewing; County’s entire section of the five-coun- Prospective applicants can file online
or improving access to the lagoon. To ty lagoon would be eligible for the grant. at http://lagoonlifegrants.application.
Prospective applicants were invited make the council’s list, projects will need But he declined to identify any particu- The application dead-
to ask questions Monday in a meeting at least a 4-1 vote. And any grant of more lar area more in need than others. line is Nov. 7. 

6 Thursday, October 11, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


SCHOOL LIBRARY TRANSFORMED Students in the IDEAS Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy use technology like teleprompters and smart

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 screens to enhance their learning experience. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

and access to online databases for eighth-graders. “Kids are still reading HT staff and students toured past few years. Boos said she and oth-
research. It will also soon include a books,” Sutherland said, noting that other local schools and college er students in that class are working
3-D printer. students also have access to ebooks. campuses to create a list of on a project to redesign the school
must-haves for the new spac- cafeteria and lunch system.
“The way you access information The school also added several sub- es. The upper school IDEAS
is so different,” Alison Bell, Holy Trin- scriptions to online data bases where Center is reminiscent of a sim- Students use the glass classroom
ity’s director of college counseling, students can do research. ilar space at Florida Institute walls to brainstorm and jot down
said during a recent tour of the upper of Technology. ideas, in place of typing on their com-
school’s IDEAS Center. “It used to be Other library equipment and fur- Senior Lara Boos was one of two puters or writing on paper. They pho-
the library was where you went to get niture was also donated or reused in students who helped design the new tograph the notes with their phones to
information from books.” other parts of the school. space. “There’s so many ways we can save for later use or share with others.
move the furniture around and have
Now, Bell said, it’s where students different set-ups,” Boos, who lives in The school’s director of advance-
and staff hold classes and meetings, Indialantic, said. “I feel like more kids ment, Colleen Middlebrooks, said the
as well as give presentations, con- use the library now.” IDEAS Center will be used as a model
duct research, work on projects and, An entrepreneurship class was res- for other classroom renovations.
sometimes, study. urrected after not being offered the
“We envision anything we build in
Holy Trinity’s lower school, which the future being more in line with this
serves students in pre-kindergarten space,” Middlebrooks said. 
through sixth grade, got their own
version of the IDEAS Center in the
school’s computer lab. There, stu-
dents will take classes in the na-
tionally-renowned Project Lead the
Way curriculum, which focuses on
computer science, design
and modeling, innova-
tion and other engineering
and technical classes. The
space will also feature a 3-D
printer, laser cutter and
other tools for student use.

The HT centers were
funded by a private dona-
tion, as well as donations
from previous graduating
classes and the school’s
chapter of the National
English Honor Society.

As the upper school li-
brary transformed, most
of the books were sold and
the proceeds donated to
schools in need. Librarians Arlene
Sutherland and Pace Hill personally
sorted through every volume.

“If it hasn’t been checked out since
2012, we’ve been donating them,”
Sutherland said.

Some of the more popular fic-
tion books were kept, as were a few
nonfiction books for seventh- and

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Pooches ruff and ready
for ‘Dog Days of Summer’

8 Thursday, October 11, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Pooches ruff and ready for ‘Dog Days of Summer’

Amy Reilly with Dani the Great Dane. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Cynthia Joseph with Corgi/Jack Russell mix Zia.

Ray Romanowicz with Kathy Lezon and Anatolian Shephard the Big Lebow-wowsky. Suzanne Leichtling.

STORY BY BENJAMIN THACKER CORRESPONDENT of four-legged friends marched and Keith Winsten was on hand with his
[email protected] mingled down Highland Avenue in a Golden-Doodle, Hunter, to help with
truly triumphant display of liberated the difficult job of selecting the win-
Dogs of all designs and dimen- canine camaraderie. ners.
sions dragged their humans down to
Eau Gallie Square in the arts district The quasi-utopian scene included When it was all said and done, even
last Friday for an evening of unadul- unlimited free treats for all dogs, a the losers felt like winners, and the
terated tail-wagging and milk bone- bow-wow tent with doggie games, Dachshunds definitely felt like ‘wie-
scarfing. a DJ in the bandshell, beer and food ners.’
vendors, and a Fun Dog Show with
From the tiniest teacup Yorkshire cool categories like largest/smallest And speaking of weiners, EGAD
terrier to a towering Anatolian Shep- dog, best kisser, looks like you, ugliest would like to thank the event spon-
herd, EGAD’s 8th annual Dog Days of dog and best dog/human costume. sors, including Mustard’s Last (hot
Summer event had something to of- dog) Stand, Intracoastal Brewery,
fer even the most mixed up of mutts. As the sun dipped below the hori- Richard’s Real Estate, Edward Jones
zon, the crowds of dogs and humans Investment and top sponsor Kelly
Though the event is traditionally filled into the square, finding seats Ford.
held mid-summer, it was rescheduled on benches and blankets across the
this year due to weather, which is lawn, eager to catch the evening’s Stay tuned to
why it ended up taking place so close main event. for upcoming events and announce-
to Halloween – hence the spooky un- ments, including a rumored resched-
dertones. Back for his second year in a row as uling of future Dog Days events to
celebrity judge, Brevard Zoo director March. 
It all felt very Orwellian, as throngs

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 11, 2018 9


Leeona Beck and Paige Browne with Annabel the puppy. Becky Beals and Charlie McDuffy with Tootles and Jack. Cody the Golden Retriever.

Nick and Janet Kaplan with Trigger. Justin Lieneck, Karen Lewis, Brett Horsley and Oden the Irish Wolfhound. Brevard Zoo Director Keith Winsten
Kyle Lieneck with Shih-tzus Quincy and Robin. with Golden-Doodle Hunter.

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Eager fifth-graders immerse selves in lagoon study

Fifth-grader Daryl Richardson with Satellite High Senior Carlos Kennedy. Lola Soucy, Kayla Lanza and Clarabelle Worrells. Taking core samples. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT counties. The students from Holland State Sen. Debbie Mayfield. ing experiments and doing projects
[email protected] and Satellite spent several hours at including raising oysters, tracking hu-
Rotary Park at Suntree, collecting and er student groups as well as the Marine man impact on the lagoon, and invit-
“Oh my goodness! I just saw a dol- testing water samples, observing tides Resources Council, which provided ing guest speakers to their classes.
phin!” and water clarity, measuring muck support and materials.
and seining for sea creatures. Students “The teachers came together and
“We found a crab!” from Indialantic Elementary also par- “The main goal is to expose the kids all came up with projects they can do
“Look at all these mangrove seeds!” ticipated with a beach cleanup at an- to different aspects of science and to support science standards and in
These were just some of the observa- other site. get them involved, and this is close to turn learn about the stewardship of
tions from a group of 75 excited Hol- home,” said Shannon Egger, education the IRL,” Fleeger said. “So it’s really
land Elementary School fifth-graders “We are hoping to inspire some coordinator for the MRC. become a systemic school project that
who, with the help of 10 mentors from future marine scientists or environ- has come out of it.”
Satellite High, participated in the Oct. mental scientists,” Holland Assistant Fifth-grader Daryl Richardson and
4 “Day in the Life of a Lagoon” study. Principal Tiffiny Fleeger said as she his buddies Tyler Thompson, Tim Gar- She added that Holland was the only
The event was sponsored by Vero waded along the shoreline with stu- vey and Kirem Velez diligently collect- school in Brevard County to receive the
Beach-based S.E.A. a Difference En- dents checking the PH of water sam- ed mangrove seeds that the MRC will grant this year.
vironmental Services, and included ples. nurture and grow.
schools and organizations at 34 sites “It’s kind of been a game-changer
along all 157 miles of the Indian River Their findings were recorded in “They can have more for the nursery in our science in terms of allowing the
Lagoon, from Volusia to Palm Beach notebooks and will be shared with oth- and other animals living in there,” Da- kids to participate hands on,” she said.
ryl said as he scooped up more seeds.
At Rotary Park, fifth-grade science
The field trip was also part of a larg- teacher Robert Joyce explained the dif-
er one-year lagoon and marine sci- ferent kinds of mangrove seeds to his
ence program happening at Holland, students and helped them collect and
thanks to a $5,179 grant the school re- measure samples of muck from the
ceived from the Indian River Lagoon river bottom.
National Estuary Program.
“It’s science,” Joyce said. “It’s all
Each grade at the school is conduct- about the data and collecting accurate

Joyce works with Holland’s science
fair contestants and is hoping to en-
courage more students to submit proj-
ects on the environment. He’s lived in
the area since 1960s, and says it’s im-
portant to teach young people about
the lagoon.

“We need to be more cognizant of
the river so we can help it,” he said.
“They live here. They need to know
that.” 

Halloween stage treats:
‘Veronica’s Room’ and ‘The Wiz’

12 Thursday, October 11, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Halloween stage treats: ‘Veronica’s Room’ and ‘The Wiz’


From an intense creep-out to a fun-
filled sweet treat, Brevard theater pa-
trons will have their pick this Hallow-
een season.

“Veronica’s Room,” already running
at Melbourne Civic Theatre, brings
goose bumps of terror. Then, around the
corner, the Henegar Center invites audi-
ences to “ease on down the road” in the
musical “The Wiz.”

Both directors, MCT’s Peg Girard and
the Henegar’s Amanda Manis, say this is
a great time of year for these two shows.


After his astounding success with Mike Landau is The Young Man and Abigail Gordiany as The Girl.
the 1967 novel “Rosemary’s Baby,” Abigail Gordiany is The Girl. This is Lan-
playwright Ira Levin had good success dau’s third time being in a play. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
with the equally terrifying “Veronica’s
Room.” This drama debuted on Broad- An Orlando resident, Gordiany per- Mike Landau as the Young Man, Sally Contess as
way in 1973, coincidentally in the formed in the ensemble in MCT’s re- the Woman, Abigail Gordiany as the Girl,
month of October. cent “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” “Ve- and Peter Olander playing the Man.
ronica’s Room” is her first straight play
The characters in it are an older and (non-musical).
younger couple, listed only as The
Woman, The Man, The Girl and The Gordiany said people are going to be
Young Man. The couples come togeth- “100 percent” creeped out by “Veronica’s
er as strangers, but soon sinister ele- Room.” After last week’s opening, audi-
ments arise as the older couple bring ence members sought her out as they
their “new friends” to their home and were leaving the theater and expressed
convince The Girl to slip into one of the their delight in the show’s intensity.
dresses of a dead woman, Veronica.
“They were like, ‘Wow, this is a freaky
Like Levin did five years later in show, you really scared us,’” she said.
“Deathtrap,” here he employs mind- “That was good. That was what we want-
bending plot twists which throw the au- ed to hear … It’s perfect for Halloween.”
dience off balance and set the storyline
careening into sheer terror. “Veronica’s Room” runs through Nov.
11 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E.
This is the second time Girard has di- Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are
rected “Veronica’s Room.” The first time $29 and $31. Call 321-723-6935 or visit
was in a makeshift theater in the Palm
Bay campus of Eastern Florida State
College. Now, it’s at Melbourne Civic
Theatre, where technical aspects of the
show can get built into it over time and
remain in place.

“This production is very different,”
Girard said. “The space is a lot better for
the show. We have more control of the
environment and lighting and sound.
Last time I did it was in a college audi-
torium. We have been able to bring the
set closer and more enclosed, so you feel
like you’re in the room with them.”

This, of course, adds to the terror.
In addition to working with a text
filled with twists and turns, Girard has
her design team embellishing the play
with shadow-filled visuals and evoca-
tive sound.
Her cast includes Sally Contess as
The Woman and Peter Olander as The
Man, both of whom have worked with
Girard in multiple productions. Here,
she says, Contess has stepped into a
“tour de force” role.

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African-American culture and his-
tory,” Manis said. “The Scarecrow is a “With all of the witches and magic
sharecropper character. The Tin Man everywhere, it’s definitely a Halloween
is a northern migration construction must-watch and families will enjoy the
worker, and the Lion has evolved into a message it sends,” she said. “Everything
highly educated, suave man. is so dynamic and wow-filled.”

“The Witches are church ladies, Af- And slipping into those costumes,
rican queens, and wardens of a prison which are designed by Shannon Rep-
industrial complex. The hair is natural pert and Caitlin Reppert, is just the best
and the culture is everywhere.” for this time of year, Stevenson said.

With music and lyrics by Charlie “How often can you get away with
Smalls and book by William F. Brown, wearing green wigs, green glasses and
“The Wiz” has some great numbers and sequined blazers without it being in
the cast delivers, she said. fashion week?” he said.

Coming back to the Henegar to star as
the Scarecrow is a favorite performer on
Brevard stages – Felander Stevenson.

A professional actor, he wowed audi-
ences in his roles as Donkey in the 2015
Cocoa Village Playhouse production of
“Shrek the Musical” and then as Harpo
in “The Color Purple” at the Henegar.

Then, he hit the road and performed
around the world.

“I’m usually only in the area for very
limited amounts of time but fortunate-
ly this show fell right into place during
a break,” he said. “This is my first time
being in ‘The Wiz.’ I’m humbled to be
able to portray Scarecrow. It’s one of my
many dream roles.”

Stevenson said he grew up loving the
movie and could sing every song, recite

every line and dance ev-
ery step.
“I couldn’t help
myself. ‘The Wiz’ is a
staple in the African-
American commu-
nity,” he said.
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Coming Up: A British-themed concert? Jolly good show!

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER Green Mountain Chamber Music Festi- No. 1 albums, making them one of the
val. Among the many musical accom- most successful musical acts of the
1 The British (and the Central Flor- plishments in his young life: principal 1970s. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
ida Winds) are Coming! Kicking cellist for Brevard Symphony Youth was the best-selling album of the 20th
Orchestra, Satellite High Symphonic century in the U.S. Classic Albums
off its 2018-19 Dr. Vernon Boushell Con- Orchestra and Satellite High Chamber Live has defined itself as a mainstay in
Orchestra; won the 2018 Satellite Per- Performing Arts Centers across North
cert Series season in grand fashion this forming Arts High School Concerto America. Over the past 15 years, says
Competition; a member of the Space the King Center, the Classic Albums
Sunday, Oct. 14, Riverside Presbyterian Coast Symphony Orchestra; principal Live tour has established itself as the
cellist with Central Florida Winds and go-to “for music lovers wanting to hear
Church in Cocoa Beach (aka The Music Riverside Chamber Orchestra; and an the greatest albums performed live,
Extra Musician for the Orlando Phil- without all the gimmickry and cheesy
Church) presents a concert of music harmonic. Time: 3:30 p.m. Tickets: re- impersonations,” relying only on the
quired. Admission: free. 321-525-7825. music, and excellent musicians. Two
by British composers. You’ll definitely hours pre-show, the King Center offers 1 Isaac Moorman performs Oct. 14.
a Picnic on the Patio, if the weather be-
want to get there early to grab a good haves. There are grilled foods, drinks Dance Live Tour,” described by the
and snacks and a full-service bar. (It’s show promo as “a live interpreta-
spot: these concerts are typically well cash only, and there’s a handy ATM in tion of the TV show,” featuring the
the lobby.) Show time: 8 p.m. Tickets: best dancers from across all genres”
attended, and this season’s lead-off start at $29.75. 321-724-0555. and incorporating local and na-
tional talent. The 16-episode TV
will feature the terrific Central Florida series gives dancers the opportu-
nity to showcase their talents and
Winds under the baton of Richard Sa- to receive a $1 million grand prize.
If you’ve watched the show, you’ll
bino. On the all-Brit program: Ken- likely recognize the “extraordinary
performers on the tour,” including
neth J. Alford’s “The Vanishing Army’; 2 The unmistakable sound of iconic Michael Dameski, Charity and An-
California rock band The Eagles – dres, BDash and Konkrete, Royal
Malcolm Arnold’s “Tam O’Shanter Flux, Jaxon Willard, and Embodi-
ment. Show time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets:
Overture”; Haydn Wood’s “The Sea- one of the best-selling bands in history, start at $44. 321-724-0555. 

farer”; and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ according to Wikipedia – will be recre-

“Variations for Wind Band.” The con- ated by Classic Albums Live, note for

cert includes an extra-special musical note, cut for cut, at Melbourne’s King

treat: Satellite High School senior and Center this Saturday, Oct. 13. Formed in

cello luminary Isaac Moorman will L.A. in 1971 by Glenn Frey (guitars, vo- 3 Fans of NBC’s summer smash
hit series “World of Dance”
be featured in Elgar’s “Cello Concerto, cals); Don Henley (drums, vocals); Ber-

Op. 85.” Moorman was born in Malay- nie Leadon (guitars, vocals); and Randy wouldn’t dream of missing the

sia and grew up in the U.S. The gifted Meisner (bass guitar, vocals), the Eagles King Center’s Wednesday, Oct. 17

young cellist has participated in the scored five No. 1 singles, six Grammys, production, the spectacular, high-

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Games within games
Ted Leonsis was never a big-time
gambler. An entrepreneur, a business- Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis.
man, a philanthropist, an investor –
but never much of a gambler. So he’s Fresh off his franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has some big plans for the future The arena will open in the morning
perhaps an unlikely torchbearer for one of professional sports, in which he is deeply invested. and attract crowds during the lunch
of the biggest shifts the sports world has hour, happy hour and every hour in be-
seen in the 21st century. widespread, it will become increasing- up the statistics and data used in sport. tween. The allure: sports betting. Televi-
ly folded into the fabric of the games Leonsis’s vision is particularly grand. sions and betting windows will abound.
But here he is, with something that Americans love to watch. He thinks his 20-year-old arena in “Screens everywhere,” Leonsis says.
feels more like a grand vision than a
high-stakes bet: a certainty that legal- It’s potentially a booming business Washington, the home of the Wizards The area around the arena and in
ized sports gambling will soon change that could bolster teams and leagues and Capitals, in addition to one of his many spaces inside the building will re-
the way fanatics who fill stadiums and while changing the way even nongam- Arena Football League teams, will be semble high-tech sportsbooks, the kind
arenas, who wave signs, who slather blers engage with the action. If Leonsis’s transformed in the near future to an found in high-end, Las Vegas-style casi-
colorful paint on their bodies and vision proves true, it will transform are- entertainment super-plex of sorts, nos. The sportsbooks won’t be limited
scream themselves hoarse, will experi- nas, intellectualize the games and beef buzzing with life and action. to traditional wagers – winner, loser, to-
ence live sports. tal points scored – but will have a variety
of prop bets, and perhaps the biggest
In some ways, it’s inevitable, he figures. development of all: in-game betting op-
Society has become more accepting of tions.
gambling, but that’s almost besides the
point because Leonsis – and much of the That means fans can bet on specific
sports world – is starting to view sports plays nearly in real time. Will the Capi-
betting as a distant relative to the dice- tals score on the pending power play?
throwing, backroom card games and There will be a line instantly. Will LeB-
jangling slot machines typically associ- ron James miss this next free throw?
ated with casino-style gambling. Fans are a couple of taps away from
placing a bet. Will the Wizards make a
“I liken sports betting more to Wall basket on their next possession? There
Street. . . . I don’t believe it’ll be consid- will be odds for that, too – potentially
ered a game of chance,” says Leonsis, keeping fans engaged at the times when
the former AOL executive who heads up the action lulls and games turn dull.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment
in Washington. “I think it will be a game Leonsis calls it the “gamification” of
of skill, just like you can be a day trader sports, a new reality in which, like the
– you can be at Goldman Sachs, making athletes in the spotlight, the fans in the
billion-dollar bets on companies.” stands also will find themselves rooted
in competition that’s centered around
Leonsis, 61, owns seven professional the action in front of them, staking
sports teams, including the NBA’s Wiz-
ards and the NHL’s Capitals. So when
he talks about how legalized sports bet-
ting will change the fan experience, he’s
thinking about every sports league and
every sports fan in the United States.

For years, most American sports
leagues have resisted gambling of
any sort, scarred by match-fixing and
point-shaving scandals that still stain
history books. But in recent years, pub-
lic attitudes have relaxed, and many
stakeholders have shifted their stances.

In May, the Supreme Court effec-
tively shut down the federal law that
outlawed sports betting in most places
outside of Nevada, allowing individual
states to decide on their own if they
want in on the lucrative sports gam-
bling business. It’s an industry that
some believe topped $100 billion as an
underground market and some ana-
lysts think could grow into a $6 billion
to $16 billion industry, depending on
how many states get onboard.

Five states have cleared the way for
sportsbooks, and more than 20 others
are debating legislation and could start
taking bets in the coming year or two.
As sports gambling becomes more

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their money on informed speculation says. Chris Grove, managing director at Knights in Las Vegas could place bets Grove estimates that online bet-
as much as a lucky hunch. Eilers and Krejcik Gaming, a gambling from the stands. The team entered into ting eventually will make up about 75
research firm, says that group is the tar- a multiyear agreement last month with percent of revenue for regulated U.S.
“I try not to call it gambling. Gam- get audience – and the ones who will William Hill that will allow fans to see sportsbooks. In states that permit mo-
bling to me sounds like rolling the dice, push the industry forward. updated odds on the scoreboard dur- bile betting, virtually every fan could be
not knowing what the outcome is,” he ing intermissions. just a couple of taps away from a wager.
said. “And gamification, powered by “Sports fans watching a game are the
big data, you have all of the informa- most valuably situated consumers from While Ebersol’s fledging start-up Already, 90 percent of gambling ac-
tion that you need to make a very, very a sportsbook’s point of view,” he said. will be active in leading fans to sports tivity on DraftKings is coming through
reasoned decision.” gambling opportunities, Leonsis says its sportsbook app. It’s averaging 53,000
Five months removed from the Su- he thinks leagues will have to remain bets per day, beating the company’s
While there are obstacles to over- preme Court decision that struck down a step or two removed from the actual projections by 300 percent. It had al-
come, Leonsis’s vision isn’t a far- the Professional and Amateur Sports placement of bets. Third-party enti- ready hit 2 million sports bets just six
fetched, distant scenario. In fact, one Protection Act, hints of a new direc- ties and casinos will handle the money, weeks after launching and is easily top-
professional league is on the verge of tion have formed. This season for the but teams will have to beef up the in- ping 100,000 each football Sunday.
testing the gambling waters next year, first time, fans who attend a New York frastructure in arenas and stadiums.
which surely will draw the interest and Giants or New York Jets game in East That’s because tomorrow’s bookie is Across New Jersey, more than $95.6
curiosity of owners and league officials Rutherford, N.J., for example, can make portable, accessible via an app on every million was wagered in August, the
across the sports world. wagers from their seat. phone in every purse or pocket. latest figures available, accounting for
gross revenue of $9.1 million – and that
Charlie Ebersol saw a huge oppor- When the NHL season opened ear- DraftKings built its name on daily was before the football season began
tunity when he began brainstorming lier this month, fans of the Golden and other casinos had fully launched
a new professional football league. He their mobile and online platforms.
felt there was an opening in the market- Many believe legalized sports betting will usher in an influx of statistical information, which bettors will crunch in real time
place – a hungry, football-loving audi- to make informed wagers. In this scenario, they might consider the shooting percentage of the Washington Capitals’ Lars Nearly every sport has undergone a
ence and certain avenues the NFL and Eller and the likelihood that the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin commits a penalty or Justin Schultz has a takeaway. statistical revolution in the past decade
other leagues weren’t exploring. or so. Every part of an organization,
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says sports betting will force more people in the venue to focus on the action. from the fan to the general manager,
When the Alliance of American Foot- “In order to be effective betting, you have to pay attention to the game,” he says. is now armed with more information
ball launches in February, it will in- than ever before. But the analytics ex-
clude a digital platform that allows fans fantasy sports but jumped headfirst on their couches, at their jobs or when plosion is only just beginning; sports
to play a fantasy-type game tied to the into the gambling space this year. The sitting at a red light. gambling could force open an un-
action on the field, and it will allow and company partnered with Resorts Casi- tapped treasure trove of data.
encourage fans to place real-time bets no Hotel in Atlantic City and began ac- “If you think about the experience
on the action in front of them. cepting mobile bets in August, the first of walking up to a teller at a casino and Gamblers don’t flip coins; they
online sportsbook out of the gate. telling them what you want to do,” says crunch numbers in ways that casual
“Every single play, you have a 12- Matt Kalish, co-founder and chief rev- sports fans can’t fully appreciate. And
to 17-second pause at a minimum in Everyone in the industry agrees that enue officer of DraftKings, “ . . . the pro- leagues will now collect more data than
which you can enter a bet on a play that the future is mobile, which will allow cess is slow, and it’s not really conducive ever as they look to spot betting trends
has a plethora of potential outcomes,” gamblers to bet on sports in stadiums, to something like real-time live betting.” and identify suspicious activity.
Ebersol says, “bordering on an impossi-
bly high number of possible outcomes.” All that data will become a resource
for gamblers, too, especially those
Leonsis loves to note that an average betting in real time. A Nielsen report,
football game has somewhere in the commissioned by the American Gam-
neighborhood of 10 minutes of actual ing Association, suggested the sale of
action, giving fans plenty of idle time league data could net $30 million per
between plays. year in revenue for the NFL alone.

Ebersol’s team has created propri- Sports betting will be the meeting
etary technology to set real-time odds point of the monetization of that data
and has partnered with MGM Resorts and ramped-up technology. But with
to host the gambling services on a mo- technology comes concerns. While
bile platform. The league begins play in algorithms and artificial intelligence
eight cities next year – none of which is will be used to set real-time odds, the
located in a state that currently offers sharps – highly skilled professional
legal sports betting, so the gambling in gamblers – can run their own models
the league’s first season will be done at and potentially place automated bets
brick-and-mortar sportsbooks or via with little human involvement. Cuban
mobile in places where fans can watch calls technology the “biggest wild card”
only on television, such as Las Vegas or that sports betting faces.
New Jersey.
A quarter-century ago, every Ameri-
“We believe we have mirrored the can sports league was adamantly
social experience of sitting in a sports against sports betting. Following pub-
bar with your friends or sitting in your lic sentiment, they’ve slowly come
living room with your family,” Ebersol around. While the NBA and Major
said. “We’ve mirrored that experience League Baseball have been leaders in
and socialized it so you don’t leave our this space, all the leagues recognize the
platform to go to Twitter or Facebook potential for new revenue streams and
or wherever.” new ways to engage with their fans.
Basketball – and owners such as Leon-
Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s sis and Cuban – might be first in some
Dallas Mavericks, also sees teams and areas, but others won’t be far behind.
leagues increasingly catering to sports
bettors. He does not think it will de- “As an entrepreneur, I’ve always been
tract from the product. If anything, he shocked at how long it takes for some
thinks, it’ll force more people in the of these things to take off,” Leonsis
arena to lock in on the action. says. “And then, once they hit, how fast
and how big they become.” 
“In order to be effective betting, you
have to pay attention to the game,” he

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Finding a good doctor, someone who knows his or her stuff – and chosen a replacement.
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healthy and fulfilling life. etc., ask for their recommendations.
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But we all face a time when our primary care physician moves away, plan in your area.
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 General practitioners After you talk with people, and check local resources, you may find
Treat a wide range of medical problems and see people of all ages. some names keep coming up. Make a list of several doctors in case
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Are similar to general practitioners, but have extra training to in your health insurance plan.
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Rereading a favorite book is a pleasure and skill, Wolf sees good reason to be alarmed, but “Read- and at home. She also wants more (and is involved
one of many that neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf er, Come Home” veers away from despair over the in) research on how best to support learners, in-
fears we might be losing in this era of screen immer- life digital. This isn’t Nicholas G. Carr’s “The Shal- cluding people with dyslexia, who are not served
sion. In “Reader, Come Home,” she recounts an ex- lows.” Wolf thinks (hopes) that a “biliterate brain” by traditional approaches to literacy. It’s one of the
periment she did on herself: She tried to reread Her- will evolve in young humans, who could learn to brightest prospects sparked by the digital leap.
mann Hesse’s “Magister Ludi,” a novel she calls “one develop “distinctly different modes of reading from
of the most influential books of my earlier years.” the outset.” She wants kids to become “expert code Digital technology can perpetuate inequalities
switchers,” able to move among media and from as well as solve them. Not every kid grows up with
Her first attempt did not go well. “My grafted, light reading to deep analysis and back again the books in the house; not every kid has access to a
spasmodic, online style, while appropriate for much way bilingual people switch between languages. We computer or the Internet either. And that’s only the
of my day’s ordinary reading, had been transferred can hope. first hurdle, as Wolf knows. “Merely having access
indiscriminately to all of my reading, rending my does not ensure a child’s ability to use digital de-
former immersion in more difficult texts less and Practical interventions will be necessary. Wolf vices in positive ways,” she writes.
less satisfying,” she writes. Wolf soon tried again, recommends that early-childhood education con-
forcing herself to start with 20-minute intervals, tinue to focus on print materials, with digital de- Even as it keeps one eye on the future, “Reader,
and managed to recover her “former reading self.” vices and lessons added over time. That includes Come Home” embodies some old-fashioned read-
how to code — essential for learning “that sequence ing pleasures, with quotes from Italo Calvino, John
But the vexed question behind the experiment matters,” whether it’s in a piece of writing or a piece Dunne, Toni Morrison, Marcel Proust, Elie Wiesel
– “What would now become of the reader I had of software – and how to handle time and distrac- and other illustrious word-workers. It unfolds as a
been?” – winds throughout “Reader, Come Home.” tions. Wolf calls for teachers to be better trained to series of letters addressed to “Dear Reader” from
use technology effectively in classrooms. Handing “Your Author,” a call to remember that books come
Wolf wants to understand what’s happening to out iPads does not teach children how to read well alive as exchanges between writers and readers.
our reading brains at this historic juncture between on those devices or manage time on them. That re-
the old ways and the new. A lifelong book lover who quires active guidance from adults in the classroom That structure can make “Reader, Come Home”
turned her fascination with reading into a career as feel – in a corny but charming way – like a throw-
a cognitive neuroscientist, she continues to explore back to an era already gone, if it ever existed. Wolf
how humans learned to do such an astonishing offers a persuasive catalog of the cognitive and so-
thing as read in the first place. cial good created by deep reading, but does not re-
ally acknowledge that the ability to read well has
Unlike sight and vision, as Wolf explained in her never been universal.
2007 book, “Proust and the Squid,” the ability to read
did not naturally evolve in humans. In her new book Still, she makes a sound case that if we don’t pro-
she explores neuroplasticity – the amazing adapt- tect and cultivate what Dunne called the “quiet eye,”
ability of our brains – and sketches out the “neuro- we could not only lose the pleasures of reading but
logical circus” set in motion when a reader encoun- also hasten the erosion of core democratic values,
ters words. She compares the many elements that already under siege in American public and private
reading sets in motion – vision, language, cogni- life. She worries that we now lack the “cognitive pa-
tion – to the interactions among the performers in tience” necessary to identify fake news and to en-
a three-ring circus. Wolf pushes the analogy harder tertain points of view very different from our own.
than she needs to, but it does convey a sense of the
neurological acrobatics the reading brain performs. In “Reader, Come Home,” Wolf spells out what
needs protecting: the knowledge, analytical think-
While neuroplasticity allowed humans to devel- ing, capacity for sustained attention and empathy
op our “deep-reading circuit,” she explains, it also for others inspired by immersion in books. She’s
makes us vulnerable to constant streams of digital right that digital media doesn’t automatically doom
input. Clutching cellphones, scrolling through Ins- deep reading and can even enhance it. She’s also
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Bonz leaves happy after meeting Phil and Scrappy

Hi Dog Buddies! a bigger smile. “It’s amazin’ how Phil

got that box down, and carefully un-

wrapped every piece of chocolate

without leaving a single toothmark.

This week I innerviewed Phil an “Whenever Phil does something

Scrappy Hopmayer. It was so fun, the he shouldn’t when Mom an Dad are

time went by super fast. Phil’s a 5-year- gone, he gets in his bed an doesn’t

old Parson Russell Terrier, wirey white rush to the door with me as usual

hair, very trim, tidy an alert; Scrappy’s when they return. So Mom knew

probly about 8, of Mysterious Origin, right away there was Something

cool salt-an-pepper hair that totally Up. Sure enough, there was Phil on

covers his eyes. He looks like an Ewok. the bed with The Guilty Dog Look,

They were, like, the dog version of Droopy Sad Ears, an a Chocolate-

“The Odd Couple.” covered Face. He can open doors,

Everybody greeted me an my as- too. Once he got in the pantry an

sistant: Phil (Official Spokespooch); ate potato mix, soup mix, an choco-

Scrappy (Unofficial Spokespooch) late chip cookie mix. Huge mess. It

and their mom an dad, Lisa an Marc. was delicious. He stayed in his bed

After Wag-an-Sniffs, we got then, too.”

comftubble by the pool. “So, Scrappy.PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE “OK. Scrapman,” innerrupted
Phil. “I’m changin’ the subject.
what wouldja like to know I don’t like thunder. Or that big

first, Mr. Bonz?” Phil asked.

“I usually start with how noisy thing on a leash Mom push-

evrybody got together.” es all over the floors. I always at-

“Ah cabe FURFT,” Scrappy tack it an save her. An I bark to

said, around a mouthful of remind Mom to GO when the

tennis ball. traffic light changes. Dad says I’m

“Beg pardon?” “Er …” a Linear Thinker. I dunno what that

He petooied the tennis “Very Important Dogs.” even means, but I think it means I can

ball. “I came first. It start- At that point, Scrappy took figure stuff out. I patrol the bushes for

ed in Mass-uh-choo-sits, a flying leap and landed on lizards. An we dig the Dog Park. We

where Mom was at the Phil, and they began wrestling hafta stay in the Liddle Dog side, but

time. She got me at a res- around, pretend-growling, an I go right up to the fence an race the

cue.” rolling over an over. Big Dogs back an forth. I usually beat

Phil said, “Then, down “So, fellas, what’s your day ’em, cuz I’m so Fleet of Paw. An din-

here, Mom an Dad de- usually like?” I asked in my out- nertime’s extra fun cuz Mom always

cided Scrappy needed a door voice. sings the Doggie Dinnertime song.”

roommate. So they visited The rolling ceased. “Some- “Hey, Phil,” said Scrappy. “Show Mr.

the Humane Society. This Phil. times we go to the beach,” said Bonz that cellphone thing.”
one day, a new bunch
of pooches was being Phil. “So fun! I rush out into the Their Mom opened a video on her

waves an body surf in. I also love phone of Phil watching a video of

processed: a coupla pit our pool.” himself on her phone. He jumped into

bulls, three chihuahuas. He looked at his Dad, got the her lap an watched it intently. When it

An me. My name was even on go-ahead, then jumped in and be- was over, he bopped the screen with

my liddle cage: ‘Phil.’ The Humane would never bring a new pooch gan swimmin’ in circles. “This is his paw to start it again. Amazin.’

Society human told Mom an Dad I’d into the family without consult- great! Come’on in, Mr. Bonz!” “Me, I’m way more chill than Phil,”

been wanderin’ around the island, ing me, so they arranged a ‘Meet an Being a spaniel, I, too, love the wa- said Scrappy. “Like, when Mom’s

lookin’ lost. A pleeceman brought Greet.’ I brought my special chewing ter, but I was On The Clock. When Phil gone, Phil’s mizz-rubble. Totally Sog-

me to the Humane Society, handed ball in case he’d like to share.” climbed out, drippin,’ I could see his gy Dog Biscuits the whole time. I re-

me over an said, ‘This is Phil.’ He had “That WAS really nice,” conceded skin was all spotty, like a Dalmatian. main cool. ’Cept if he tries to grab my

no clue what my ackshull name was, Phil, prancing back. “We’ve been Or a giraffe. Or a cow. It was Super Antler Chew. Some things are just Off

an I didn’t remember either. So Phil BFFs ever since, even though we’re Cool Kibbles, an I told him so. Limits.”

it was. The Humane Society people pretty different.” “Confidentially,” said Scrappy, “Phil I was smilin’ all the way home.

were surprised nobody claimed me; “How so?” I inquired. can be a liddle mischievous. Like, I Till next time,

Mom an Dad think I was a Pooch of “Well,” Scrappy replied, “I’m just noticed there was a box of chocolates
-The Bonzon the top shelf of the pantry, so I in-
Privilege, maybe even a jet-setter, cuz a good ol’ basic pooch. But Phil’s a
nocently pointed it out to Phil.” He
I was healthy, very well-trained and Purebred. Hasta know what’s hap- smiled. “How was I to know he could

Very Smart. I always recognize (an penin’ every single second. An

bark at) propeller planes and motor SOMEtimes he can be a bit of a get all the way up there?” He smiled

boats. I Can’t Stand motorcycles or Snobnose.” Don’t be shy!

bicycles. An I can run like the wind.” “Hey, Scrapman, I just want what I

“Oh, brother” Scrappy said. want when I want it is all. Like, if I’m

“Well, it’s true!” Just then, a propel- not in the mood for takin’ a walk, why

ler plane flew by, an Phil immediately should I? After all,” he turned to me,

shot out to the backyard an started “my breed originated in 19th century We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected].
barking like crazy. England. We were fearless hunters. I

Scrappy innerupted. “Mom an Dad come from a long line of VIDs.”

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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist A Q 10 6 5 4

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between Q92
success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.”
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In today’s deal, what do you think of the auction, and what should West have led against 10 7 5 K Q 10 3
five diamonds? AK3
North, especially given the favorable vulnerability, might have made a three-heart weak
jump overcall, but that would not have worked well here. South, fearing a bad misfit, 4
would probably have passed throughout. When North passed, East added 3 points for
his singleton and made a game-invitational limit raise. Now South might have bid four no- Q85
trump to show his minor two-suiter, but with longer and stronger diamonds, he chose to
intervene with four diamonds. In a way West did well to bid four spades, because it would SOUTH
have made, but it persuaded South to persevere with five clubs. West doubled that and,
on less firm ground, North’s correction to five diamonds. A

There is a reliable rule: When the opponents are sacrificing, lead a trump. Here, as long 7
as West then wins the first and second rounds of clubs to continue leading trumps, the
defenders will take three club tricks for down one. AKJ863

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benefiting from the 3-3 break, losing only two clubs and scoring plus 550.
Dealer: West; Vulnerable: East-West

The Bidding:

1 Spades Pass 3 Spades
4 Diamonds 4 Spades Pass Pass LEAD:
5 Clubs Dbl. 5 Diamonds Pass ??
Pass Dbl. All Pass

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1 Overseas (7) 1 Stage when tempers are
5 Poorly (4)
7 Blacksmith’s block (5) lost (10)
8 Insect’s middle (6) 2 Dream (7)
10 Listen! (4) 3 Doing nothing (4)
11 Bitter feud (8) 4 Aromatic spice (6)
13 Wild cat of Central and S 5 Plant with drooping white

America (6) flowers (8)
14 Pointy beard (6) 6 Art; ship (5)
17 In theory only (8) 9 Tender of birds killed for
19 Ice cream holder (4)
21 Adieu (2,4) sport (10)
22 Supply with (5) 12 Exclusive control (8)
23 Separated part of milk (4) 15 Excess (3,4)
24 Jug (7) 16 Pub nag (anag.) (4,2)
18 Canine or incisor? (5)
20 Garment under a shirt (4)

The Telegraph

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

The Telegraph

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ACROSS 83 Actress Danes 50 75 percent of a thousand?The Washington Post
1 Experiences follicle fallout 84 Inveigles 51 Put ___
6 Agriculture secretary, 1971- 85 Taste
86 His Highness, (act superior)
76 53 Rod Stewart’s ex
14 Determinant in Qatar 54 Reasonable
20 Some income outgo 87 Droves
21 Hardly any 88 Grouses amount of money, work-wise
22 Like a farm animal 89 Yield 55 Insignificant domain
23 Like a farm animal 90 Test the horsepower 57 Oscar-winning animated
24 Just-baked item 91 Cosi fan ___
25 Really groovy? 92 Shakespearean effort short of 1981 (based on
26 Furry favorites 93 Avis predecessor? the sound of a tree being
27 Batch of new furry favorites 94 Bring out chopped down)
28 Prince Harry’s mom 96 Examined 58 Aquatic park features
30 10-10, for one 98 Slangy stadium ticket 60 Body extreme
31 Peel 99 Cassiterite 63 Canadian Indian
32 Garden worry 100 Orpheus’s heartthrob 65 French frigate on which the
33 Galactica’s patriarch 101 Unsettling Statue of Liberty was
34 Uma’s role in The Producers 102 Green coups brought over
35 Actress Gasteyer 103 Made doubly clear 66 Robert’s list
36 Detach, in a way 104 Mix 69 Most in need of TLC
37 The Tin Man’s first request 71 Makes jump
38 Jodie Foster film DOWN 73 Covered in Berber
39 School of whales 1 Strike, euphemistically 74 Smart aleck
40 Bad-tempered 2 ___ to grind 75 Fossil fuel fallout
41 Lengthwise, at sea 3 Way off? 76 Won twice in a row
43 It’s on the fast track? 4 Slow to understand 78 Lair
45 The heart, for one 5 Wilkes-Barre to Philly dir. 79 Super’s concern
46 Kip spenders 6 Extinct horse 81 Cylindrical or slightly
49 “ ’Twas ___ I was born” 7 One more tapering
8 Tommy who played Jeff on 82 First name of the author of
(Shak.) Last Flight
50 Veteran Lassie 84 Judge who
52 Run off, in a way 9 Like our ears became the first
53 Throws in 10 Winter comment commissioner of baseball,
55 Make hard 11 Salt Lake City athlete Kenesaw Mountain ___
56 1970 Beatles hit 12 Poppycock 88 Female students, in old lingo
57 Staff symbol 13 Concerning sky signs 89 Unrelentingly severe
58 “Hey you” reply 14 The French Connection 91 Flag
59 Meat on a stick with 92 Terrier island
costar 95 Klink’s rank: abbr.
Thai peanut sauce 15 Bluish-green 97 Esposito teammate, once
61 Arrived home? 16 Set shout 98 Ball celeb
62 Indy sight 17 Gossip
64 “Heav’n” has one 18 Beyond the Horizon WHITE OPEN SPACES By Merl Reagle
66 Mother of Zeus and
Poseidon 19 Announcement after a card
67 Have ___ the ground
68 What “I wouldn’t be” foul-up
69 Singer Johnny’s boy 27 Woolly
70 Places for WACs to relax 29 Start of a famous
72 The King James, for
example: abbr. 33 Gauge reading at a gas
73 Era of the Cuban Missile
Crisis 34 Like Schubert’s Eighth
77 Consoling words 36 Addicts
79 The going price 37 Vigor
80 Water cooler 41 Certain chocoholics
81 “The Miller’s” or 42 Fighting, perhaps
44 Cardinal memento
“The Monk’s” 45 Smoke shapes
47 Old region of Africa
48 Went over the limit

The Telegraph

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No college pals to replace those from high school

BY CAROLYN HAX out less to old ones, then you wouldn’t have been re- are possibly depressed. Certainly each can cause the
Washington Post jecting them – right? You’d merely have been living in other.
your moment, just as they’re now living in theirs.
Hi, Carolyn: So I urge you to go to your school’s health services
I graduated from high school So the issue you face is, again, not that your old to set up a depression screening and/or session with
with a close-knit group of friends friends don’t make an effort or that you’re an idiot or a counselor. Tired, empty inside, sad, no desire – ev-
who were all going to different col- anything else: The issue is just that you didn’t get any ery one of these is a symptom, and every one, there-
leges. We tried to be realistic about social traction at your school. It also sounds like you fore, has the potential to improve with treatment.
being separated and busy in the
coming year, but were going to stay friends despite it. Concurrently, please put some things in your
During my freshman year, I only interacted with schedule that force you to interact with people in a
one girl semi-regularly. No one ever made the effort nonacademic context. Make yourself go. In my ex-
to contact me, although they responded when I did, perience, volunteer groups are the most welcoming
and eventually I got tired of doing all the work. and have the lowest barriers to entry, plus you get
I just feel like such an idiot, because everyone to feel a little extra yay-me boost for doing some-
says this happens, but I’m so sad. I never made any thing useful. But if there’s something centered on
friends my first year of college, so I often went for physical activity (running, dance, yoga, intramural
days without speaking to someone. I don’t even have anything) then that would bring the added benefit
the desire to make new friends anymore. I’m tired, of a natural depression fighter. Exercise is clutch.
and I feel empty inside. Is there a way to make this
hurt less? And, if it doesn’t backfire on you, keep placing
. occasional calls to the high school friends; if they’re
– Feeling Let Down receptive to your presence in their lives, then it’s
OK to decide that’s enough. Plus, if you spread the
Feeling Let Down: I’m sorry. It sounds like you fell calls around, then you could conceivably not talk
into a crack during a normal transition, drifting away to any single one of them more than once a month
from high school friends but not toward new college or two – hardly clingy – and yet have someone to
friends. talk to once or twice a week. Potentially a huge dif-
ference as you work your way toward better social
I can see how that would hurt. But your old friends health.
aren’t rejecting you, per se. If you had made new col-
lege friends last year and therefore, naturally, reached But do start with the health service, and let your
adviser know you’re struggling. Use the supports
available to you and be patient (with yourself es-
pecially) as they do their work. 

Surgeons favoring

knee replacements

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Surgeons favoring tourniquet-free knee replacements

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER in less than 24 hours after surgery.
[email protected] “In a traditional total knee proce-

Everybody has heard of tourniquets. dure,” Sands explains, “we’d put a tour-
In cases of traumatic bleeding a tourni- niquet on the thigh to decrease blood
quet can save your life. loss during the operation. That’s been
standard care for 60-some-odd years.”
In a total knee replacement proce- But Science Direct’s Seminars on Ar-
dure, however, there’s now ample evi- throplasty says “we have encountered
dence that tourniquets may actually do no difference in blood loss or transfu-
more harm than good. sion rates” between the two approaches.

Sebastian River Medical Center or- Sand then adds, “the downside of
thopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sands using a tourniquet is, patients end up
has seen more than his share of trau- having a lot of thigh pain after the op-
matic bleeding after spending more eration. If you have a lot of thigh pain
than a dozen years as a U.S. Army after the operation, that tends to de-
surgeon. crease your ability to [start on] your
physical therapy.”
That said, Sands has also spent the
past six years performing “total knee The National Institutes of Health
arthroscopies” or knee replacement agrees. It says that in clinical trials
surgeries at a rate of close to 60 proce- comparing patient outcomes with and
dures a month and, as he puts it, “one of without tourniquets, “patients in the
the things we are doing now that’s dif- non-tourniquet group showed a better
ferent is something called tourniquet- outcome in all knee replacements and
less total knee replacements.” better early knee range of motion.”

Bucking a more than half-century- And then there’s the pain factor.
old formula, Sands and many other or- NIH also states “postoperative pain
thopedic surgeons have now turned to and analgesic consumption were less
the tourniquet-less technique to help when a tourniquet was not used.”
speed recovery times and allow pa- That “analgesic consumption” line
tients to comfortably leave the hospital

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For that reason, Sands and his col- came in to have your surgery done on
leagues are adjusting how they treat Monday, you would usually leave on
pain, as well as how they perform knee Tuesday afternoon. And that’s for 95
replacement operations. percent of the patients.”
Finally, Sands can’t resist adding one
Instead of relying strictly on opioids, more piece of positive information.
Sands says, “we use this special cock- In the recent past, knee replacement
tail that we inject into the patients. It patients could only expect their pros-
helps control pain post-operatively so thetic implants to last 10 to 15 years,
that patients actually feel good the next but Sands flatly states that “now we can
day and they want to go home. It [also] confidently tell people [their implant]
cuts down on some of the post-opera- will probably last them 20 to 25 years.”
tive nausea that makes many people
want to come back into the hospital. Dr. Kenneth Sands is with the Stew-
ard Medical Group and also has offices
“It’s a combination of different in Melbourne at First Choice Medical
medications,” Sands continues, “that Group at 709 S. Harbor City Blvd. In
they’ll get during the operation and Vero Beach he is at 1715 37th Place. The
then there’s also some medication that phone number for both locations is 321-
they’ll get prior to the operation to cut 725-2225. He performs hip and knee re-
down on pain receptors.” placements as well as other orthopedic
procedures. 
Simply put, using fewer and lower-
dose opioids combined with other
medications substantially reduces the
risk of post-operative addiction.

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Acupuncture treatment often sought for osteoarthritis

STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST multiple biologic responses. For exam- trained in acupuncture.
ple, this stimulation can prompt the re- About 10,000 acupuncturists prac-
Q. I have arthritis in my knee. I’m think- lease of the body’s natural pain-killing
ing about trying acupuncture, but my endorphins. tice in the United States. Most are state-
friends think I’m nuts. What do you think? regulated. More than 4,000 doctors
If you are interested in acupunc- have completed a recognized acupunc-
Several recent studies show osteoar- ture, ask your doctor about it. Health- ture training program.
thritis symptoms can be relieved with care practitioners can be a resource
acupuncture. One Scandinavian study for referrals to acupuncturists. More Look for an acupuncture practitioner
reported that 25 percent of patients medical doctors, including neurolo- who is licensed and credentialed. And,
canceled their plans for knee surgery gists, anesthesiologists, and special- check with your insurer before you start
after acupuncture. ists in physical medicine are becoming treatment to see whether acupuncture
will be covered for your condition. 
About 15 million Americans have
tried this needle therapy. The World
Health Organization recommends it
for more than 40 conditions as diverse
as asthma and nausea from chemo-
therapy. The Food and Drug Adminis-
tration regulates acupuncture needles.

So, no, I don’t think you’re nuts.
By the 3rd century B.C., the Chinese
had documented a medical system that
is based on qi (pronounced “chee”), a
concept of vital energy that is believed
to flow throughout the body.
Qi is said to regulate a person’s physi-
cal, spiritual, emotional and mental
balance. Advocates of Traditional Chi-
nese Medicine (TCM) say qi is affect-
ed by yin (negative energy) and yang
(positive energy). When the flow of qi is
disrupted and yin and yang are unbal-
anced, the condition leads to pain and
disease, according to TCM.
Treatments that are integral to this
ancient system are herbal and nutri-
tional therapy, restorative physical ex-
ercises, meditation, acupuncture and
remedial massage.
To correct the flow of qi, acupuncture
uses superfine metal needles inserted
into the skin at more than 2,000 “acu-
points” along pathways known as “me-
ridians.” It is believed that there are 12
main meridians and 8 secondary me-
ridians. The points can also be stimu-
lated with heated herbs, magnets, mild
electrical current, manual pressure,
low-frequency lasers, or even bee stings.
Most acupuncture patients feel little
or no pain as the needles are inserted.
Some people are energized by treatment,
while others feel relaxed. Improper nee-
dle placement, movement of the patient,
or a defect in the needle can cause sore-
ness and pain during treatment.
Relatively few complications from
acupuncture have been reported to the
FDA. However, inadequate sterilization
of needles and improper administration
have led to complications. When done
improperly, acupuncture can cause se-
rious problems such as infections and
punctured organs.
Western scientists don’t know how
acupuncture works. However, studies
show that stimulating acupoints causes

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Yellow Dog Café: Harvest Moon special a bone-a-fide deal

REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU COLUMNIST Crab Bisque. Crème Brulee. Potato Crusted
[email protected] Salmon.
Caesar Salad. while this special (which is good all
If you have never visited the Yellow evening) lasts, you can’t beat the din- Grilled Portabello
Dog Café in Malabar, you want to head brulee. ing experience you get for not far into Mushroom.
there in the next few weeks while they On a visit three figures.
are still offering the Harvest Moon I welcome
Fall Menu. earlier this fall, I tried another entrée your comments, and en-
from the Harvest Moon menu courage you to send feedback to me at
You’ll want to make a reservation – the fresh cod baked in [email protected].
because you’ll be competing for a lemon butter topped with The reviewer is a beachside resident
table with the many longtime fans bread crumbs and melted who dines anonymously at restaurants
of the Yellow Dog, who recognize Havarti cheese – and my at the expense of Vero Beach 32963. 
that this $35 four-course menu in the husband had the pep-
off-season is a bone-a-fide great deal. percorn crusted yellow RESTAURANT HOURS
fin tuna served with Lunch: Tuesday through Sunday
You also want to get there while it is delicious Canton
still daylight, because the Yellow Dog is noodles and mixed 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
one of those rare dining spots that com- Asian veggies. Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday-
bines good food with a drop-dead view
of the Indian River Lagoon. We accompa- Thursday- 5 to 9 p.m.
nied our dinners Friday & Saturday- 5 to 10 p.m.
Totally redone after the 2004 hurri- on these visits
canes, the restaurant consists of three with selections BEVERAGES
charming dining areas: a cozy room from the Yellow Full Bar
overlooking the lagoon and an open Dog’s quite reasonable wine list.
kitchen; a more traditional room filled ADDRESS
with antiques; and a large downstairs Dinner for two here has never been 905 US Highway 1 in Malabar
that opens onto an open-air seating inexpensive, but with the food portion (1/2 mile north of Malabar Rd)
area leading to a dock (yes, you can of your check running only $70 for two
come by boat). PHONE
On these nice Florida fall evenings,
there’s nothing better than dining on
the covered porch overlooking the water.
Last Saturday night, we arrived early and
were seated at a waterfront table.

While the Yellow Dog was offering
several great-sounding specials that eve-
ning, we decided to stick with the Har-
vest Moon menu.

For the first course, you get to choose
from two soups and two appetizers. My
husband ordered the Yellow Dog’s signa-
ture crab bisque, which he loves, so I de-
cided to try the soup of the day, which on
this evening was the chef’s riff on a New
England clam chowder. The bisque was
sumptuous, as always, and I really liked
the clam chowder.

Next came a choice of salads, and my
husband and I each had a nice Caesar
with just the right number of anchovies.

For entrées on this evening, I chose
the grilled portabello mushroom and
my husband opted for the potato crust-
ed salmon.

The portabello, stuffed with artichoke
hearts, fresh spinach, roasted red pep-
pers and Havarti cheese, was accompa-
nied by Chef Stuart Borton’s wonderful
rice. A great vegetarian dish.

My husband’s Scottish salmon, en-
crusted with potatoes and perfectly
cooked, was served atop beautiful aspar-
agus spears, the chef’s rice, and topped
with a lobster saffron cream sauce.

Then to conclude another great eve-
ning at the Yellow Dog, along with
espressos, I enjoyed the chocolate walnut
dog bone brownie with vanilla ice cream
and my husband had an excellent crème

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You say ‘orange’ wines, the Georgians say ‘amber’

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE Once a winemaker decides to ferment amber/orange wines. introductions to this style. For some, of
The Washington Post a white on its skins, there are plenty of op- Two amber wines I’ve found impres- course, the wines reach deeper into a na-
tions. The traditional Georgian method tional and cultural tradition.
Recently, I’ve had several that have is to ferment and age the wines for sev- sive are the Baia’s Wine 2016, made
‘orange’ wines that impressed me, per- eral months in qvevri, large clay vessels from an indigenous grape variety “Georgia is a place with an uninter-
haps for a reason that fans of this genre buried underground, removing them for called tsolikouri. Kept on the skins for rupted tradition of making and stor-
might not approve: Winemakers seem bottling or further aging in the spring- three months, this has more heft than ing wines in these clay vessels for 8,000
to be bringing this ancient technique time. Some winemakers elsewhere have most of the others and is delicious, years, using hundreds of unique native
into the modern age of wine. adopted the qvevri, but stainless-steel with flavors of orchard fruits such as grape varietals,” says Mamuka Tsereteli,
vats and oak vessels can be, and are, quince and pear. And Orgo winery’s a native of Georgia’s Imereti region.
Orange wines are identified with the used – as well as the favorite toy of many Dila-O white, a blend of rkatsiteli and
country of Georgia, in the Caucasus winemakers: the concrete egg. mtsvane grapes fermented and aged Tsereteli says amber wines help di-
Mountains, and are probably as old as on the skins for one month, tastes like gestion, giving them a prominent role
wine itself. Georgia lays claim to being With the choices of grape variety, a lovely melon salad. in Georgia’s reputation for hospitality.
wine’s birthplace, with recent archaeo- fermentation vessel and the amount “With the tradition of long dinners led
logical evidence dating back 8,000 years. of time to leave the juice on the skins, Wines with less skin contact make a by a tamada, or toastmaster, white skin-
there is good array among the styles of delicious bridge between modern-style contact wines are best suited for large
These wines have been popular over wines and the ancient traditions, ideal consumption,” he says. 
the past decade or so, because the re-
emergence of Georgia as a major wine
producer following independence from
Soviet rule. The natural wine move-
ment, in particular, has embraced these
wines. But they are controversial, be-
cause they can be, well, really odd to our
modern palates. That gives them a love
’em or hate ’em quality.

What are orange wines, exactly?
There’s no precise definition. Even the
name is subject to debate. Georgian
winemakers prefer to call them amber
wines, which refers more precisely to
their color.

Whether you call them orange or am-
ber, they are white wines fermented and
aged on the grape skins, the way most red
wines are made. The white wines most of
us learned to love were made by remov-
ing the juice from the skins immediately
after pressing and before fermentation.
That modern technique preserves bright
fruit aromas and freshness. Ferment-
ing on the skins extracts body and tan-
nins, which gives the wines heft that can
match heavier dishes we might normally
pair with red wines.

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Please send calendar information 12-28 Boo at the Zoo, 5:30 p.m. se-
at least two weeks prior to your lect evenings at the Brevard
Zoo with entertainment, activities and more
event to than 30 treat stations.
[email protected]
13 Rotary Golftoberfest. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ONGOING at Aquarina Beach and Country Club.
Register at
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park 13 Creatures Fest, 11 to 3 p.m. at the Bar-
rier Island Center, 8385 S. Hwy A1A,
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- Melbourne Beach. Free family fun event to cel-
days at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, ebrate animal diversity, ecology and conserva-
Melbourne Beach. tion with a Halloween theme. Live critters big
and small, animal games eco-arts, conservation
booths and meet Penny the Opossum.

Bingo 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays at Veterans of For- October 12 | Cardboard Box Car Night ideas or we will provide some examples and in- 14 Satellite Beach Lions Club and Satel-
eign Wars Post 4643, 1252 Hwy A1A, Satellite structions. Parents must stay with their children. lite Beach Police Athletic League (PAL)
Beach. is free, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets not re- Bring your car back Oct 19 for a “car show” at Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser, 8 a.m. to noon, at
quired. For more information, go to www.mel- 7pm and “drive in” movie of Cars 3 at dusk! Lo- Satellite Beach City Hall, 565 Cassia Blvd. The Li-
OCTOBER cation: 1089 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach ons will be cooking their famous all-you-can-eat
pancakes and sausage. Sugar-free syrup avail-
11-31 Coasters Pub’s Oktoberfest 12 Cardboard Box Car Night. Rev Up for 12 Knee Pain Seminar with Dr. David able. All money raised goes back to the com-
featuring 20+ taps of Ger- Movie Night at the D.R. Schechter Rec- Dominguez, noon at Beachside Fusion munity. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets available in
man bier and German food specials all month, reation Center. Come to the Teen Zone 6-8pm to at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach. advance or at the door. Call (321)773-3706 for
Coasters Pub & Biergarten, 971 East Eau Gallie decorate your cardboard car in preparation for Learn about advances in treatments for joint information or tickets.
Blvd. our Food Trucks & Movie on the Green. Bring an pain, including Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Tech-
empty cardboard box to make and decorate your nology. Lunch will be provided. To register, call 14 The British Are Coming! to Cocoa
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tribute to music from over the pond. The Cen- 27 Halloween Parade, 11am- noon at
tral Florida Winds under the direction of Richard Rossetter House Museum and Gar-
Sabino in a concert of compositions by British dens in the Eau Gallie Arts Dis-trict. Brush off
composers, with featured cellist standout Isaac your broomsticks, the event is free and open to
Moorman. A ticket for the free performance is the public. Join our costume parade and join us
required and can be reserved online at www. for some treats, games and prizes! Call or email or by calling (321)525-7825. to RSVP: (321) 254-9855 site-manager@rosset-
Arrive early for best seating.

15 New Neighbors of South Brevard 31 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support
Beaches plays MAHJONGG at Papa- Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
gallo’s in Satellite Beach each Monday at 12:15 the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel-
pm. For information on joining the club contact bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call
Toni Hanussey at [email protected] Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details.

15 One Senior Place “Meet the Candi- October 26 | Adult Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt NOVEMBER
dates” Q&A with state and local candi-
dates 1 p.m. at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass 3 Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, a day to
Hill Rd. Viera, 32940. Free, call (321)751-6771. honor veterans, 18-hole scamble with a 9
a.m. shotgun start at Aquarina Golf Club south
16 New Neighbors of South Brevard enter into our “car show” prior to our “drive-in” or of Melbourne Beach. Free entre fee for veter-
Beaches annual charity benefit Auc- movie! Make your car at home or join us Friday, email [email protected]. ans, $50 per person for Aquarina members,
tion and Luncheon, 11 a.m. at the Crown Plaza October 12th for a Cardboard Box Car night at $75 for non-members, includes an all-Amer-
Beachside The public is invited to this event, the Teen Zone. Purchase dinner from local food 20 Fall Festival at Melbourne Beach Public ican Barbeque. Call (321)676-8923 or email
cost is for members and $22 for non-members trucks, serving from 5pm-9pm in the DRS park- Library on A1A and Ocean Ave. [email protected].
For reservations, call the MaryLou Russ on (321) ing lot. There will be “cardboard car show” and
723-0080 or email her at [email protected]. kid’s activities prior to the movie at dusk. Bring 24 Satellite Beach United Methodist 3 The League of Women Voters of the
your own blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a Church Truck of Treat, 5:30 to 7:30 Space Coast (LWVSC) “Party at the Polls”
16 Brevard’s Women on the Rise Award fi- movie under the stars with family and friends. p.m. at 450 Lee Avenue (church is on Jackson 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiwanis Island Park, Mer-
nalists will be honored, 5:30pm, at the Featuring a FREE showing of the movie Cars 3! Ave across from Satellite High Football Stadium). ritt Island, FL 32952. A fun, family event de-
Crowne Plaza Mel-bourne-Oceanfront. The Mel- Location: 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach. Free food, trackless train, pony rides and more. signed to highlight civic engagement and the
bourne Regional Chamber’s Women of Excellence important act of voting on the last day of early
(WE) council will cele-brate the accomplishments of 20 Space Coast Annual Boy Scout Golf 26 Indian Harbour Beach Recreation voting prior to the mid-term elections. Enter-
12 finalists and present four exemplary women with Tournament, 7:30 a.m. registration for Trunk or Treat, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Glea- tainment, activities for children, as well as free
a prestigious Women on the Rise Award. Tickets are 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch to follow at son Park. Hot dogs and drinks while they last. food and beverages while supplies last. Spon-
$55-$80. Corporate tables of 8 for $750. Reserve at Indian River Colony Club, 1963 Freedom Drive, Church for the Beach movie in the park to follow. sored by Civic Nation https://votetogetherusa. Melbourne. Entry fee $80 per player/$320 per org through their #VoteTogether campaign.
foursome, sponsorships available starting at 26 Adult Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt, 8 to 10 Participation is free, the event will be entirely
19 Satellite Beach Recreation and Satel- $200 hole sponsor to $2,500 presenting spon- p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, ages nonpartisan, and open to all members of the
lite Beach Police Athletic League are sor, to benefit the Central Florida Council of Boy 18 and older, $10 per person with limited tickets Brevard community.
joining forces for Food Trucks and Movie on the Scouts of America. For more information, go to available. Call (321)608-7400.
Green this fun night! Decorate a cardboard car to 4 Melbourne City Ballet Theatre 2018 Ben-
efit Gala, 6 to 9 p.m. at Brookdale Eau
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN Gallie, 2680 Croton Rd, Melbourne. This semi-
in October 4, 2018 Edition 1 CHANGE 1 CONCENTRATION formal event benefits the Parkinson’s Founda-
4 GALLON 2 ATTRACT tion. Tickets sold at or
11 EXAM 6 LUNGI 5 The League of Women Voters of the
12 FLOURISH 7 NEIGHBOURHOOD Space Coast (LWVSC) hosts a Timely Top-
14 TUTORS 8 SKILL ics Luncheon and conversation with Brevard
15 STUDIO 13 DRAMATIC County’s new Superintendent of Schools Mark
18 ASSEMBLY 16 DILEMMA Mullins, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is
20 BLUR 17 FLOCK open to the public and will be held at the Bre-
22 INLET 19 SPLIT vard School Board Office, 2700 Judge Fran Ja-
23 COLOMBO 21 PLEA mieson Way, Melbourne, FL 32940.

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205 Flamingo Lane, Melbourne Beach: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,680-square-foot pool home near the beach
offered for $759,000 by Coldwell Banker Paradise listing agent Susan Hepburn Holt: 321-848-1728

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Stately MelBeach pool home offers room for large family

Todd Ostrander Top 1% of Brevard STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT a family dinner. French doors allow ac-
“Door to the East Shore” ® County Agents cess to the backyard and pool.
321.749.8405 Tucked away on a quiet, shaded
Over 150 Million street among well-maintained homes “The house has great flow for par-
in Melbourne Beach is a stately Neo- ties when all the sets of pocket doors
SOLD! Georgian house centered on a gener- are open,” said homeowner Kay John-
ous lot and offered for $759,000. The son, who with husband Deke and
Hall of Fame large structure at 205 Flamingo Lane family are moving to Alabama.
Producer is roomy and comfortable with a large
foyer that opens via pocket doors into Another set of pocket doors opens the family room on one side and the from the dining room into the ample
[email protected] living room on the other. kitchen, which features stainless appli-
ances, granite countertops and maple
Opening Doors To the Beaches & More! The wood-paneled library/family cupboards, with an eat-in area in front
room features one of two fireplaces of a wide window that offers another
in the home. At the rear of that room view of the pool and backyard land-

Outrigger condo in Indialantic - $379,000 Melbourne Beach Pool home - $449,000 are French doors that provide access scape. A huge walk-in pantry gives the
to and views of the swimming pool, kitchen extra storage space. The laun-
SOLD patio and back yard. dry room and mudroom, handy to the
kitchen, also provide additional storage.
Beautiful NE Corner unit - $399,000 Spectacular in Melbourne Beach - $625,000 Across the foyer on the other side of
the home is a spacious living room with Off a hallway from the family room
Representing Both Buyers and Sellers With Their Best Interest in Mind! second grand fireplace. One can almost is a half-bath. That same hallway
see a large Christmas tree gracing this leads to the new master suite fea-
room and perhaps one in the welcom- turing a large bedroom, space for a
ing foyer as well. In a home designed conversation area and two walk-in
for entertaining, the dining room flows closets. The tiled master bath, bright
from the living room, providing space and neutral, is highlighted by a glass-
for a large table seating eight or more for front double-head shower with seat,

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double vanity, a water closet, linen ing bedrooms. A large crystal chan- said Kay Johnson. “It has been the welcomes pets and children to play. A
closet and large garden tub. delier, original to the home, hangs theme of the room.” fish pond with waterfall makes a spa-
over the open foyer. like setting inviting adults to sit in the
The home has rustic hand- The lavish swimming pool is large hot tub or on the deck nearby.
scrapped hardwood floors in public “The hand painted mural was here enough to accommodate a neighbor-
areas and carpeting in bedrooms. when we moved in. I can’t paint over hood of swimmers. Tropical plants A separate two-car garage with
The guest bedrooms and original it, so it will be here when we move,” and shrubs accent a fenced yard that parking area is outside the kitchen
master suite are found upstairs from and pool surround.
the foyer. That second master has a VITAL STATISTICS
combination bedroom and conversa- 205 FLAMINGO LANE, MELBOURNE BEACH “We love the neighbors and the lo-
tion area and a bathroom with show- cation,” said Kay Johnson. “You are
er, tub and vanity. A colorful tropical Year Built: 1974 • Architecture: Neo-Georgian, concrete block/stucco near restaurants and only a 10-min-
hand-painted work of art highlights Lot size: 0.44 acreage (19,166 sq. ft.) • Home size: 3,680 sq. ft. ute walk to the beach.”
one bedroom. Another full bathroom Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 3 full baths and 1 half-bath
upstairs accommodates the remain- To view the home contact Susan
Additional features: Two fireplaces, over-size swimming pool, fish pond/ Hepburn Holt at 321-848-1728 or The-
waterfall, large fenced yard, two master suites, pocket doors, stand-alone [email protected]. 

two-car garage.
Listing agency: Coldwell Banker Paradise
Listing Agent: Susan Hepburn Holt, 321-848-1728 or [email protected]

Listing price: $759,000

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

The real estate market had a solid fall week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937. Melbourne Beach
and Indian Harbour Beach led the way with 6 transactions each, followed by Satellite Beach with 5 sales
and Indialantic with 3.
The top sale of the week was of an oceanfront home in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 325 Atlantic
Street was placed on the market July 10 with a price of $1.85 million. The sale closed Sept. 28 for $1.67
Both the seller and the purchaser in the transaction were represented by David Settgast of Treasure Coast



SEA HAWK PLC AQUAR 2 7595 HIGHWAY A1A 9/5/2017 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 10/1/2018 $980,000
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 1101 ATLANTIC ST 7/3/2018 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 10/2/2018 $395,000
MELBOURNE BEACH S 1901 REDWOOD AVE 7/26/2018 $395,000 $395,000 9/28/2018


MAGNOLIA KEY CONDO 1 8 TH AVE 1201 4/16/2018 $466,725 $444,900 9/28/2018 $410,000
DRIFTWOOD BEACH CONDO 30 MIAMI AVE 3 8/8/2018 $219,900 $219,900 10/1/2018 $200,000
PALM COLONY CLUB CON 2700 N HIGHWAY A1A 12-209 8/21/2018 $156,000 $156,000 9/28/2018 $153,000


SERENA SHORES CND P2 1965 HIGHWAY A1A 202 1/26/2018 $619,000 $619,000 10/1/2018 $585,000
THE HORIZON CONDO P3 405 HIGHWAY A1A 354 5/19/2017 $575,000 $575,000 9/28/2018 $531,500
LANTANA OCEANFRONT 1791 HIGHWAY A1A 1303 5/18/2018 $479,900 $479,900 9/28/2018 $457,000

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Sea Hawk Plc Aquar 2, Address: 7595 Highway A1A Subdivision: Wilcox Melbourne Bea, Address: 1101 Atlantic St

Listing Date: 9/5/2017 Listing Date: 7/3/2018
Original Price: $1,150,000 Original Price: $1,050,000
Recent Price: $1,150,000 Recent Price: $1,050,000
Sold: 10/1/2018 Sold: 10/2/2018
Selling Price: $1,100,000 Selling Price: $980,000
Listing Agent: Eva McMillan Listing Agent: Eva McMillan

Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Karen Coville Lucille Miano

Exp Realty LLC Wind Sail Realty

Subdivision: Driftwood Beach Condo, Address: 30 Miami Ave 3 Subdivision: Sunset Harbour, Address: 249 Poinciana Dr

Listing Date: 8/8/2018 Listing Date: 8/14/2017
Original Price: $219,900 Original Price: $489,000
Recent Price: $219,900 Recent Price: $439,000
Sold: $41,912 Sold: 9/28/2018
Selling Price: $200,000 Selling Price: $420,000
Listing Agent: David Curri Listing Agent: Mary Goodwin

Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R.E. Grp. LLC Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

David Curri Emily Carroll

Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Magnolia Key Condo, Address: 1 8th Ave 1201 Subdivision: Palm Colony Club Con, Address: 2700 N Highway A1A 12-209

Listing Date: 4/16/2018 Listing Date: 8/21/2018
Original Price: $466,725 Original Price: $156,000
Recent Price: $444,900 Recent Price: $156,000
Sold: 9/28/2018 Sold: 9/28/2018
Selling Price: $410,000 Selling Price: $153,000
Listing Agent: Lynn Steffen Listing Agent: Claudine Sloms

Selling Agent: BHHS Florida Realty Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Corey Craigie Stephanie Petrone

Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Grand Star Realty of Brevard

JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: Lantana Oceanfront, Address: 1791 Highway A1A 1303 Listing Date: 5/18/2018
Original Price: $479,900
Sold: 9/28/2018
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $457,000
WE’LL GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Vincent Solazzo

10320 & 10330 S TROPICAL TRAIL • MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32952 Selling Agent: National Realty of Brevard

JUST LISTED! BEING OFFERED AT $1,050,000 William Kehoe
NextHome Platinum
FROM FRONT & BACK OF YOUR HOME! Subdivision: Serena Shores Cnd P2, Address: 1965 Highway A1A 202
RIVER-TO-RIVER • 1.67 ACRES • 2 PARCELS COMBINED Listing Date: 1/26/2018
125 FT ON INDIAN RIVER • 95FT ON BANANA RIVER Original Price: $619,000
Recent Price: $619,000
David Curri Sold: 10/1/2018
Selling Price: $585,000
Broker/Owner Listing Agent: Cynthia Forstall

[email protected] Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

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Subdivision: The Horizon Condo P3, Address: 405 Highway A1A 354

Listing Date: 5/19/2017
Original Price: $575,000
Recent Price: $575,000
Sold: 9/28/2018
Selling Price: $531,500
Listing Agent: Donna Ellis

Selling Agent: National Realty of Brevard

Donna Ellis

National Realty of Brevard

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