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12/20/2019 ISSUE 51

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City donates Styx tix A7 Federal bribery case A8 B3‘Thoroughly’ excited
City man among 15 charged Actress eager for Riverside role
200 residents will go for free

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 51 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

City may boost
budget for pet
control services

BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected]

WAVES, HELLO! The annual Gnarly Charley Surf Series brought young surfers and parents to Pepper Park Beach in Fort Pierce last Saturday. Kaylin Weinrich, Port St. Lucie expects to spend
14, left, catches a wave between contest heats, while Robby Potts surfs in the 10 and under push open finals. PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY $400,000 during the next three
years to subsidize the Humane So-
Planned Parenthood: Increased need prompted relocation to city ciety of St. Lucie County’s animal
shelter operation at 8890 Glades
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer “It was a move to give us a larg- open its new office on Jan. 22 in A handful of anti-abortion ac- Cut-off Road.
[email protected] er space to see more patients,” the one-story medical building tivists frequently demonstrate on
said Christina Noce, a Planned at 1696 SE Hillmoor Dr., across Fridays at Planned Parenthood’s The city may also boost its an-
Port St. Lucie’s increasing Parenthood spokeswoman. “It’s Tiffany Avenue from the hospital. Emerald Plaza clinic. nual budget for animal control
need for reproductive health easier for our patients to get to. services to $400,000 per year from
services prompted Planned Par- We were seeing so many of our The Martin County Health Cen- Some were among more than $300,000 to cope with rising animal
enthood to lease a larger office patients traveling long distances ter, which provides approximately 200 abortion foes who packed shelter costs, particularly for liabil-
near St. Lucie Medical Center from St. Lucie County.” 3,800 patient visits per year, will the Port St. Lucie City Council ity insurance.
after outgrowing its clinic in a close on Jan. 14, Noce said. The meeting on Nov. 25 to protest
North Stuart strip mall. Planned Parenthood plans to services include abortion. New HSSLC leaders are working
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 with Port St. Lucie officials to de-
velop detailed plans for financing,
operating, managing and poten-
tially expanding the 16,612-square-
foot shelter.

Assistant City Manager David
Graham and Police Chief John

CONTINUED ON PAGE A3

Lagoon’s health seen WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN
slightly better – but CHEERED AS A SMASHING
major issues persist SUCCESS FOR VERANO

BY SUE COCKING | Staff Writer PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]
The Indian River Lagoon’s over- Champion pickleball players Robert Elliott and Stephen Kennedy take part in an exhibition at PGA Village Verano.
all health has improved a little bit The first-ever World Pickleball Open
since a baseline was established by held at PGA Village Verano exceeded all
its first check-up last year, and the the expectations the organizers had –
St. Lucie and Indian River county more players from more states and more
region has some of the cleanest countries, enthusiastic crowds, and great support from
water along the estuary’s length. the area’s businesses and volunteers.

But water quality and seagrass More than 200 medals were awarded throughout the
cover remain poor in much of the long-weekend event put on by lifelong tennis player and
156-mile-long waterway. fan Ivan Baron.

CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 “We’re professional tennis aficionados,” Baron said

CONTINUED ON PAGE A9

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A9 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B7 at the A.C.T. Page B2
HEALTH A10
OBITUARIES A8 PETS A12
GAMES
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ANIMAL SHELTERS shelters at 100 Savannah Road and 8890 still owes $945,204 on $1.3 million in bor- al costs, we just don’t think that amount is
Glades Cut-off Road for several years un- rowed in 2013 to build the shelter. sufficient to make the fixed cost and oper-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 der agreements with St. Lucie County, ational costs going forward,” Bolduc said.
Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce. Melissa McInturff, the new HSSLC
Bolduc are to present their recommenda- board chairwoman, asked Circuit Judge Mayor Greg Oravec and several coun-
tions for a new agreement with the Hu- The three local governments are reorga- Elizabeth Metzger, who is presiding over cilmembers said they expect to spend
mane Society to the City Council on Jan. 13. nizing their animal sheltering operations the foreclosure, for more time to respond more on animal sheltering services in the
after terminating their contracts with the so the group can finalize a bailout from future.
Meanwhile, New Hope Humane Soci- HSSLC’s previous board effective Oct. 1. the city.
ety of Worland, Wyoming, was the only “I also have a concern about lowballing
organization to respond to Fort Pierce’s The following week, St. Lucie County The HSSLC board members who had the costs,” said Vice Mayor Shannon Mar-
request-for-proposals to lease and oper- opened a temporary animal shelter in a clashed with the local government offi- tin. “I don’t want to put us in a position
ate the city’s animal shelter at 100 Savan- county-owned building at Treasure Coast cials left the organization and were re- where we’re lowballing the contract and
nah Road. The deadline was Dec. 12. International Airport with Port St. Lucie placed by a new core of leaders, including setting us up for failure. I want to be able
and Fort Pierce helping cover the costs. McInturff. The new leadership asked the to set it up for success going forward.”
The proposal remained sealed Monday city for a “fresh start” in November.
(Dec. 16) awaiting review by city officials, Local government officials said they The Humane Society should expect
said Fort Pierce spokeswoman Shyanne lost confidence in the prior HSSLC board The Humane Society must quickly add to pay its new executive director at least
Helms. More information will be made because of unresolved safety, health, fi- a fifth board member and hire an execu- $100,000 per year plus benefits, Oravec
public in January. nancial and accountability issues at the tive director to provide strong leadership said.
two shelters it operated. for the reconstituted organization, several
Fort Pierce public works officials are City Council members said on Dec. 9. “We need the rock star of shelter execu-
assessing the two-story animal shelter to Disaster struck on May 9 when a vol- tive directors,” Oravec said.
determine its functional capacity, Helms unteer was mauled to death by a pit bull McInturff and the new HSSLC board
said. while HSSLC was operating the shelter at asked the city in November for a $150,000 Eventually, HSSLC hopes to rebuild its
100 Savannah Road. bailout to cover the mortgage payments reputation in the community and raise
Fort Pierce went to court to regain pos- and operating costs. $340,000 to $520,000 per year from fund-
session of the shelter from the old HSSLC An investigation by the St. Lucie County raisers and other sources, city records
leaders in November. Sheriff’s Office identified safety and pro- But city officials determined the group show.
cedural problems at the Savannah Road really needs $190,000 to $200,000 to cover
St. Lucie County Administrator Howard shelter, but determined there was no legal its obligations through December. The shelter at 8890 Glades Cut-off
Tipton said Monday he hopes the county basis to charge anyone with a crime. Road was built in 2013 on a 4-acre par-
can partner with the cities and/or a non- “We’re still reviewing that,” Bolduc said. cel and designed for expansion, Oravec
profit to provide animal shelter services HSSLC suffered $81,085 in operating The $300,000 per year the city bud- said. “This facility was planned for five
for the unincorporated areas. losses in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, gets for animal sheltering services is not buildings and all the underground work
2019, Port St. Lucie records show. enough to cover the annual operating was done for five buildings,” Oravec said.
“We’re still working out way through costs at 8890 Glades Cut-off Road, Bolduc “Maybe they (St. Lucie County officials)
those discussions, but I’m optimistic we’ll CenterState Bank filed a mortgage said. want to expand the shelter. We could
get there,” Tipton said. foreclosure complaint Oct. 23 on 8890 “After doing a lot of comparisons across reach out to the county and talk to them
Glades Cut-off Road for nonpayment, the country and looking at the operation- about that.” 
The Humane Society had operated the court records show. The Humane Society

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE VICTIM WREATH CEREMONY
OF RANSOMWARE ATTACK
Treasure Coast High School’s Air Force JROTC raises the
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer American flag during a Wreaths Across America ceremo-
[email protected] ny in Port St. Lucie last Saturday. Below, Nancy La Valle,
U.S. Air Force, places a ceremonial wreath. The National
High-tech criminals launched a ransomware at- Wreaths Across America, whose mission is “to remem-
tack on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office comput- ber, honor and teach,” each December coordinates the
er system Tuesday, but did not disrupt 911 emergen- placing of wreaths at cemeteries in all 50 states. 
cy response services.
PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
Deputies continue to respond to calls for service,
said an incident alert posted shortly after noon Tues-
day on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The FBI is
working with the Sheriff’s Office to neutralize the cy-
ber-attack as quickly as possible, the alert said.

Sheriff’s computer techs confirmed the ransom-
ware attack, the alert said, and disconnected much of
the computer network until the damage can be rem-
edied. Among the Sheriff’s Office services affected by
the shutdown are all emails, fingerprinting, report
distribution and background checks and criminal
histories, the alert said. The Sheriff’s Office webpage
was still online, but jail booking photos and arrest af-
fidavit postings could be updated, the alert said.

The Sheriff’s Office does not know when services
will be restored, the alert said. Updates will be posted
to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD Pierce for several years, predicted the new Planned Parenthood opens its new office pregnancy testing and services, STD testing
Planned Parenthood office in the city would on Hillmoor Drive. and treatment and other health care.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 attract trouble.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office re- Elizabeth Vigistain, a Planned Parent-
Planned Parenthood’s move to the city. “There’s a lot of police activity that hap- ported responding to two incidents in the hood supporter from Port St. Lucie, de-
Several also spoke at council meetings on pens at these clinics,” Thoma told the past year at the Planned Parenthood’s Mar- scribed the demonstrators as “adult bullies”
Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. council on Dec. 2. tin County Health Center in Emerald Plaza, who “harass women that are making the
1322 NW Federal Hwy. most important decisions of their life.”
Mayor Greg Oravec told the activists the “Abortion clinics are always volatile plac-
city can’t stop Planned Parenthood’s move es because there’s a lot of emotion. The An 83-year-old man was charged with “They have preached compassion, but
because the group is leasing office space women who are going in have all kinds of three counts of misdemeanor assault in shown the exact opposite to a lot of women,”
and needs only perfunctory governmental emotions.” June after allegedly threatening several an- Vigistain told the council on Dec. 2.“They try
approvals. ti-abortion demonstrators and throwing a to guilt women into bringing children into
“Sometimes you have a boyfriend that’s bullet at a picket sign, a report says. the world which they cannot provide for.
Oravec’s disclaimer did little to pla- coercing her to go in and sometimes you
cate the anti-abortion activists. “Allowing have a boyfriend that doesn’t want her to Deputies questioned a 33-year-old Port “It is inconsiderate and cruel to assume
Planned Parenthood in this town is allow- go in,” Thoma said. “Then you’re going to St. Lucie man in November after he con- people can afford the services that Planned
ing people to murder the unborn,” city resi- have pro-life advocates outside trying to fronted several anti-abortion protesters, Parenthood offers at a much more afford-
dent Mike Taylor told the council on Dec. 9. convince them and sometimes the people but let him off with a warning, a report says. able rate,” Vigistain said. “Many people in
don’t like it.” our community depend on Planned Par-
Another city resident, Robert Allard, told Abortion accounts for about 5 percent of enthood for things like routine pap smears,
the council on Dec. 2, “The lives of those Thoma said he requested the Fort Pierce Planned Parenthood’s services, Noce said. mammograms, contraceptives.
unborn, innocent children will be upon you Police Department’s calls for service at the
and the council members. Don’t tell us that clinic for 10 years and received more than “We believe women have a right to a legal “I wanted to make sure our voices are
you can’t do anything.” 100 pages of records. abortion and we’re proud to provide that heard because this small group has con-
care,” Noce said. trolled the conversation in our community
Jim Thoma, who worked at a public Port St. Lucie officials declined to an- and they don’t speak for all of us,” Vigistain
school near the abortion clinic in Fort swer questions about whether city police Planned Parenthood’s North Stuart clinic said. 
are preparing for demonstrations after also offers birth control, HIV testing, morn-
ing-after pill emergency contraception,



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PORT ST. LUCIE DONATING 200 STYX TIX TO NEEDY RESIDENTS

Port St. Lucie is giving 200 financial- tribution plan. But Oravec warned, “We “Babe,” “Lady” and “Come Sail Away.” The limit is two vouchers per person.
ly challenged city residents a Christ- don’t want them scalping them.” Their latest album is called The Mission. It’s the first of four classic rock con-
mas present they’ll be able to enjoy on
Groundhogs Day eve. The 200 general admission tickets To prevent resales, United Way will certs to be held outdoors on the Civic
have a face value of $50 each, so the distribute vouchers for the free tickets, Center grounds in the next year.
The City Council decided to provide city’s gift is worth $10,000. the council decided.
200 free tickets to the Feb. 1 Styx concert Tickets also went on sale on Dec. 9 for
at the Civic Center to the United Way of The city offered another 2,250 tickets The beneficiaries will present the The Little River Band concert at the Civ-
St. Lucie County to distribute to agency for sale at $65 and $50 each starting on vouchers and an identification at the ic Center on Nov. 14, city records show.
beneficiaries. “It’s a very nice gesture,” Dec. 9, said Civic Center Director Linda Civic Center’s will call window on Feb.
said Mayor Greg Oravec, after the coun- McCarthy. 1 and receive the tickets. The ticket The Australian band has sold more than
cil voted Dec. 9 to approve the ticket dis- vouchers will be available on a first 30 million records, including hits “Lone-
Styx recorded a series of Top 10 songs come, first served basis, McCarthy said. some Loser” and “Reminiscing.” 
in the 1970s and 1980s that included
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LAGOON’S HEALTH calculated by measuring water clarity, the was up 9 points from last year.
amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the Habitat scores ranged from a low of 16 in
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 water, and the amount of algae present.
the northern half of Martin County to a 69.
That’s the gist of the Marine Resources Habitat scores were based on seagrass No portion of the lagoon scored better than
Council’s latest health report card for la- cover because seagrass provides the founda- poor when it came to seagrass cover.
goon, which incorporates data collected by tion for the lagoon’s food chain and ecology.
state and local regulatory agencies. The new report card includes more
Possible scores for water quality and hab- data than the first – including water qual-
“It got a little better from how it was … itat condition range from zero to 100. A score ity measurements from both the St. Johns
but when you hit rock bottom you have no- below 70 is deemed poor; below 60, very River and South Florida water management
where to go but up,” said Dr. Leesa Souto, poor; and below 50, extremely poor. districts.
MRC executive director.
The worst water quality scores were found “We compared agencies’ regulatory re-
Conditions revealed by the council’s in- in the Banana River and in southern Brevard quirements with actual conditions,” Souto
augural health assessment were “abysmal,” County, while the best scores came in Indian said, adding that no segment of the lagoon
Souto said when that report was released a River and St. Lucie counties, in the stretch of has “met the regulatory targets,” for reduc-
year ago. the waterway between the Sebastian Inlet ing pollution and improving habitat.
and the Martin County line.
Water quality scores for each of the la- Souto said the Marine Resources Council
goon’s 10 regions, which together stretch The Banana River got a 66, “poor,” while plans to publish the new report card, same
from New Smyrna Beach to Jupiter, were the Indian River and St. Lucie county re- as it did last year, when it receives addition-
gion scored an 87. That “good” number al funding. 

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IN LOVING MEMORY CITY MAN AMONG 15 CHARGED
BY FEDS IN V.A. BRIBERY CASE
JOHNNY MAC NOBLE, 46 Randall was an avid N.Y. Giants football
St. Lucie West fan, had an interest in cars, politics and BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “These charges do not reflect the hard
RVing, but most of all he loved spending [email protected] work and integrity of the hundreds of
Johnny Mac Noble, 46, of St. Luice West time with his family and friends. thousands of law-abiding VA employees
in Port St. Lucie passed away on Tuesday, A Port St. Lucie man is one of 15 who throughout the United States. Together,
Dec. 3. Johnny was born Sept. 5, 1973, in He is survived by his loving wife of 37 have been charged by federal authorities alongside our VA partners, we will con-
Muleshoe, Texas. years, Tammy; their five boys, Jeremy, in connection with a kickback and brib- tinue to protect our federal programs,
John, Nicholas (Nicole), Michael and Eric; ery scheme involving employees and combat public corruption, and ensure
After graduating from Muleshoe High one grandson, Logan; siblings, Richard vendors of U.S. Department of Veterans that our veterans receive the care and
School in 1992, Johnny joined the Unit- (Barbara), Paul (Rita), Stephen (Katherine) Affairs (VA) Medical Centers located in quality services that they are owed.”
ed States Marine Corps and served for 20 and James (Danielle); and his cat, Meme. West Palm Beach and Miami.
years before retiring. According to the facts alleged in the
THOMAS E. SAVAGE, 75 The U.S. Attorney’s Office made the indictments and criminal informations,
Johnny is survived by his son, Dylan Port St. Lucie announcement last week. the charged employees worked in logis-
Noble; daughter, Delaney Noble; father, tics departments of the West Palm Beach
Danny Noble; mother, Cynthia Haynes; Thomas E. Savage, 75, of Port St. Lucie “Court filings allege that in exchange and the Miami VA Medical Centers and
grandmother, Bettye Noble; and grand- passed away Nov. 30 after his brave battle for cash bribes and kickback payments, were responsible for ensuring that medi-
mother, Juanell Eades. with small cell prostate cancer. He was medical center employees, using gov- cal and other hospital supplies were pur-
born Jan. 3, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the ernment credit cards, ordered medical chased and received.
PETER RUSSELL, 58 late Thomas and Mildred Savage in Bay and other hospital supplies through
Port St. Lucie Ridge, N.Y. corrupt vendors,” the Attorney’s Office It is alleged that at the West Palm
announced. “In some cases, the prices of Beach VA, employees placed orders for
Peter Russell, 58, of Port St. Lucie died He started his career with New York the supplies were grossly inflated, while supplies that were either fictitious or
Dec. 5. Mr. Russell was born in Scotland Life Insurance Company in 1963, during in other cases the orders were only par- contained inflated quantities with the
and moved to Port St. Lucie seven years which he met Ms. Margaret Hayes. tially fulfilled or not fulfilled at all.” complicit vendors. The vendors would
ago, coming from South Carolina. then invoice the VA for the fictitious or
He was drafted into the United States Among those charged is Don Ander- inflated orders.
Peter was an incredible father and was a Army in 1965 and served for two years as son, 59, of Port St. Lucie. Others include
very generous and thoughtful person. He a medic in the Vietnam War. In 1968 after residents of West Palm Beach, Riviera The employees would authorize the
was extremely loved and will be missed so having returned from service and spend- Beach, Miami, Miramar, Cutler Bay, Mi- payment of VA funds to the vendors,
much. ing time with his love Margaret, they were ami Gardens and other cities. who would then kick back a portion of
married. the proceeds.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines Anderson, according to the Attorney’s
and loved gardening. Thomas and Margaret moved to Valley Office, was an employee of the Miami VA At the Miami VA Medical Center,
Stream in 1973 to raise their family. Af- Medical Center at the time of the fraud. where the Port St. Lucie resident worked,
Survivors include his wife, Candy; sons, ter decades of dedicated service at New He faces charges that include bribery of- the suspects accepted cash bribe pay-
Gabe Russell of Port St. Lucie, Max Rus- York Life, Thomas retired to his summer fenses “It is a very sad day when public ments in exchange for placing orders for
sell of Texas, and Ian Russell of Europe; home in Cairo, N.Y. Thomas and Marga- employees are alleged to have violated supplies with complicit companies.
daughter, Lindsey Russell of Australia; ret started coming to Fort Pierce about 12 their duty to provide honest services to
parents, Helen and David Russell of Scot- years ago during the winter months until the VA, a federal agency that furnishes As a result of these schemes, the de-
land; and brothers and sisters in Europe. finally settling down in Port St. Lucie five critical medical services to our military fendants caused the U.S. Department of
years ago. veterans,” U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Veterans Affairs to pay millions of dol-
RANDALL J. SAPIENZA, 63 Orshan for the Southern District of Flor- lars for inflated or unfulfilled purchase
Port St. Lucie He had a passion for golf and enjoyed ida said in a prepared statement. orders. 
FaceTiming with his grandchildren. His
Randall J. Sapienza, 63, of Port St. Luc- greatest joy was his family. COUPLE ARRESTED IN FATAL STABBING
ie passed away Dec. 11. Randall was born
in the Bronx, N.Y., to the late Adolph and Thomas is survived by his loving and BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Both Murray and his girlfriend, Ruth
Gloria Sapienza. dedicated wife of 51 years, Margaret Sav- [email protected] Dayanara Marquez, 22, were arrested on
age; children, Brian Savage, Kevin Sav- charges of non-premeditated murder.
He lived in Kings Park, N.Y. until mov- age and Laura Savage (Michael Nuite); He was upset with the way a woman Marquez was further charged with tam-
ing in 1978 to Palm Beach Gardens. Ran- two grandchildren, Corinne and Dilan; was being treated – and it ultimately got pering with evidence and accessory after
dall resided in Palm Beach Gardens for sisters, Mary Kearney (Alan) and Susan him killed, according to the Port St. Lucie the fact.
10 years with his family before moving to Sheftick (John); and many loving family Police Department.
Port St. Lucie. members. According to police, Marquez took the
Isaiha Rashaad Andrews, 22, was fa- knife Murray is said to have used and hid
Southern Comfort tally stabbed in the driveway of a home it. First, according to police, she told in-
in Port St. Lucie during an altercation vestigators that she tried to flush it down
Marijuana Clinic with the man he accused of mistreating a toilet. Later, she told them it was in the
a woman. pocket of a woman’s denim jacket inside
540 NW University Blvd., # 202 a black Dodge SUV. A search warrant later
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Though Andrews told emergency re- led to the knife’s recovery.
sponders he was stabbed at a club before
772-218-7262 succumbing to his wound at Lawnwood Murray told police that he didn’t know
Regional, police say he was stabbed in the why Andrews was upset with him but
[email protected] driveway of a home located in the 7100 that he did grab a knife and displayed it.
www.SoCoMMJclinic.com block of NW Farnsworth, just off Glades At some point during the altercation, An-
Cut-off. drews suffered a stab-wound to his lower
Now Scheduling Appointments in Fort Pierce abdomen.
Witnesses told investigators that An-
drews was upset with the suspect, Chris- “There is no threat to the public as this
topher Deon Murray, 26, because Murray incident was an isolated event within the
had grabbed a woman, later identified as residence,” the Port St. Lucie Police De-
Murray’s girlfriend, in an effort to keep partment said. 
her from leaving the home.

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Clockwise from left: An exhibition
before the start of the World Pick-
leball Open at PGA Village Verano
draws a big crowd; Port St. Lucie
Mayor Greg Oravec takes to the
court; Josh Elliott and Stephane Joli-
coeur compete; and Robert Elliott, a
champion/gold medalist at the USA
Pickleball Association Nationals and
Tournament of Champions and a
U.S. Open Pro medalist, reaches for
a backhand shot.

PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN

WORLD PICKLEBALL OPEN For Baron to consider organizing the They put the word out for athletes, hoping date has already been set. “Everything else
oft-requested World Pickleball Open, 10 to get about 150 players. They maxed out at fell into place.”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 things had to line up – and all 10 did. 270 from 20 states and three countries. “We
really just made it happen,” Baron said. Next year’s World Pickleball Open will
of himself and his extended family, all of First and foremost was the venue, he again be held at PGA Village Verano from
whom are part of the tennis scene. said. “It was a ‘Field of Dreams’ mentality,” A host of volunteers helped keep the Dec. 10-13. He expects to host 450 athletes
Baron said, explaining that if the courts event rolling smoothly while area hotels during the four-day event. While Saturday’s
For years, his tennis marketing company were built, the event would come. provided accommodations. And corporate competitions maxed out the courts, Baron
has organized the Delray Beach Open and sponsors helped underwrite the expense. said the other days still had capacity, which
19 others nationally. In more recent years, Baron worked with PGA Village Verano is why he’s confident they can have more
his company has started fielding calls for and Kolter Homes to get the two-dozen Even a professional parking company athletes. “We excited about next year,” Bar-
pickleball events. “To be frank, I didn’t know courts built and ready. The courts were fin- was brought in to assist with spectator park- on said. His hope is to make the World Pick-
what it was,” Baron said. ished three weeks before the WPO. ing. The lots were filled to capacity Saturday. leball Open one of the Top 5 events on the
calendar.
So he started to do his research and “It was a collective effort,” Baron said. All while the event was underway, Baron
quickly learned just how popular the pad- Though the sport and venue were new to took notes on what could be done differ- Baron noted that the event this year
dle sport has become. In short, pickleball him, Baron said his team knew just exactly ently next year. Lounges for VIPs, referees could not have happened but for the sup-
combines elements from tennis, badmin- what to do to get the event off the ground. and volunteers could be relocated. More port and work of those at PGA Village Vera-
ton and ping-pong, and is played as dou- They hired a professional pickleball player athletes could compete depending on the no and Kolter Homes.
bles and singles on modified tennis courts. experienced in scheduling tournaments. schedule.
They had the marketing in place. “Kudos to them,” Baron said. 
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GENERIC DRUGS: CHEAP, POPULAR … BUT NOT ALWAYS SAFE

BY C. MICHAEL WHITE | The Washington Post bulk powders with the active ingredi- deadly. In 2008, 100 patients in the United ens of blood-pressure
ent in them or buy those active ingredi- States died after receiving generic heparin and anti-ulcer drugs
Generic prescription drugs have saved ents from other companies and turn them products from foreign manufacturers. Hep- were recalled in 2018
the United States about $1.7 trillion in the into pills, ointments or injectable products. arin is an anticoagulant used to prevent or and 2019 because
past decade. The Food and Drug Adminis- treat blood clots in about 10 million hospi- of contamination
tration approved a record 781 new generics In 2010, 64 percent of foreign manufac- talized patients a year and is extracted from with the potentially
in 2018 alone, including generic versions of turing plants, predominantly in India and pig intestines. carcinogenic com-
Cialis, Levitra and Lyrica. They join generic China, had never been inspected by the pounds N-nitrosodi-
versions of blockbusters from yesteryear, FDA. By 2015, 33 percent remained unin- Some of the heparin was fraudulently methylamine or N-ni-
such as Lipitor, Nexium, Prozac and Xanax. spected. replaced with chondroitin – a dietary sup- trosodiethylamine.
plement for joint aches – which had sulfur
The elderly are the biggest buyers of ge- In addition, companies in other coun- groups added to the molecule to make it One of the major
nerics, because they take the most medica- tries are informed before an inspection, look like heparin. producers of these
tions and are on fixed incomes, but virtual- giving them time to clean up a mess. Do- active ingredient powders used by multi-
ly everyone has taken a generic antibiotic mestic inspections are unannounced. One of the heparin manufacturers in- ple generic manufacturers was inspected
or pain pill at some time. spected by the FDA received a warning in 2017. The FDA found that the company
As I detail in my paper, when announced letter after it was found to have used raw fraudulently omitted failing test results and
This leads to a vital question: Are gener- foreign FDA inspections began to occur in material from uncertified farms, used stor- replaced them with passing scores.
ics safe? earnest between 2010 and 2015, numerous age equipment with unidentified material This raises a critical question: How many
manufacturing plants were subsequently adhering to it and had insufficient testing more violations would occur with inspec-
If drug manufacturers followed the FDA’s barred from shipping drugs to the Unit- for impurities. tions occurring as frequently as they do in
strict regulations, the answer would be a re- ed States after the inspections uncovered the United States, and more important, if
sounding yes. Unfortunately for those who shady activities or serious quality defects. These issues continue to this day. Doz- they were unannounced?
turn to generics to save money, the FDA The number of drugs proved to be taint-
relies heavily on the honor system with Unscrupulous foreign producers shred- ed or substandard has been small, and the
foreign manufacturers, and U.S. consum- ded documents shortly before FDA visits, FDA has made some progress since 2010.
ers get burned. Eighty percent of the active hid documents off-site, altered or manipu- But the potential for harm is still great.
ingredients and 40 percent of the finished lated safety or quality data or used unsani- How safe should U.S. residents feel when
generic drugs used in the United States are tary manufacturing conditions. Ranbaxyin 80 percent of the active ingredients in our
manufactured overseas. India pleaded guilty in 2013 to shipping drugs are made overseas and evidence shows
substandard drugs to the United States and the FDA cannot trust the documents that
As a pharmacist, I know that the safe- making intentionally false statements. The foreign manufacturers produce to ensure
ty of prescription medications is vital. My company had to withdraw 73 million pills that their products meet quality standards?
research, recently published in the Annals from circulation, and the company paid a
of Pharmacotherapy, raises alarming con- $500 million fine.
cerns about our vulnerabilities.
These quality and safety issues can be
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The widespread willingness of foreign Patients taking prescription drugs are of foreign competitors. ed States, it should not be subjecting U.S.
manufacturers to falsify, manipulate or sick and vulnerable; they should not be It is expensive, logistically challenging citizens to the drugs produced in foreign
shred documents to sell lower-quality or subjected to poor-quality medications that plants.
unsafe drugs to U.S. citizens shows that can make them worse. and politically unpalatable for the FDA to
only frequent and unannounced FDA in- show up for unannounced inspections of Unless we tackle this issue soon, I am
spections or FDA testing of batches of med- Similarly, domestic generic drug man- foreign plants. afraid there will be a major incident where
ications when they reach the United States ufacturers employing U.S. citizens should patients are killed and the golden goose –
will compel them to follow the rules. not be singled out to face strict regulatory However, if the agency is not given that those immense savings associated with ge-
compliance that effectively is not required right or the funding to ramp up testing of neric drugs – will also be sacrificed. 
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Bonz has a barn good time with spunky Sedona

Sedona’s Mom was holdin’ a horse with super long ears. It was
as close as I’d ever been to horses
long stick: a liddle basket on the an I was a liddle intimidated. But
they seemed frenly. I tilted my
Hi Dog Buddies! end contained a well chewed-and- head wa-ay back, and found my-
slobbered-on ball. “Watch THIS, self looked up their noses, which
Mr. Bonzo,” she said, starin’ at her were, ackshully, pretty cool – big an
soft-looking.
Mom intently, ready to launch.
“This is Tika. An this liddle
Woof, did I ever have a fun time doin’ Her Mom flung that ball as hard goofball is Jake-from-State-Farm,”
Sedona said. “This,” she turned
my innerview this week. I got to go to a as she could, sending it sailing to them, “Is Bonzo. He’s writing a
story about me.”
BARN, which is only the second time I across the field. Sedona shot off
The snowflake horse said,
ever did that. Me an my assistant drove like a rocket, snatched that soggy “Hello, young fellow. So, you’re a
writer, are you. How very exciting.
down this long dirt lane, through lotsa orb right out of the air, an came Welcome to our barn.” She nudged
Jake-from-State-Farm. “Say hello
trees an liddle fenced PASS-churs, on our flyin’ back. She plopped the ball at to Mr. Bonzo.”

way to meet Sedona Greer, a bulldog mix. her Mom’s feet and waited for the “HEEE-haaaaaw,” said Jake. “To
be precise, Mr. B, I am a donkey.
We arrived first. Pretty soon another car next throw. After three or four more Sorta a horse cousin. Make yourself
at home.”
pulls up and out jumps this pretty brindle fetches she skidded to a stop. “A pleasure, Miss Tika. Thank you, Jake.
I admire your ears. You’ve got a great place
pooch, very sturdy, big, square head, all “I do that every morning. Mom- here!” They wandered back into the pas-
ture an began munching clumps of grass.
bouncy an EEE-ger, and runs up for the my says I have lotsa extra energy I Sedona trotted into the barn.
“Come’on!” It was cozy, with stalls on
Wag-an-Sniff. hafta run off. So, whaddya wanna both sides an straw on the floor. She
led us to a stall where a handsome little
“HI! YOU’RE MR. BONZO, RIGHT? I’M know?” dark-chocolate horse was munching hay
from a bag hanging on the wall.
SEDONA GREER. THIS IS MY MOMMY, “First, how you got your Forever Sedona. PHOTO: KAILA JONES “This is my step-brother, Cupid,” Sedo-
na said. “He was born on Valentine’s Day.
MAGGIE! IT’S SO-OO COOL KIBBLES Famly.” He’s a Rocky Mountain Horse. Hey, Cupid.
Come meet Bonzo. He’s that writer I told
THAT YOUR GONNA DO AN INNERVIEW! “OK. So, four years ago, my you about.”
Cupid turned and came to the gate.
IT’S LIKE TALKIN’, RIGHT? AN YOU’RE Mommy was on Vay-Cay in Sedona, Ari- another animal, she totally couldn’t resist “How’s it going, Bonz? I follow your
work. I always wanted to write. But, well,
GONNA TAKE MY PICK-SHUR, TOO, zona, when a fren, Cara, sent her a PICK- me. So, soon as she returned home, she hooves, you know. It’s Cool Clover you’re
doin’ a story about Sedona.”
RIGHT? I GOT ALL BRUSHED AN SPIFFY, shur of herself with this Totally Adorable adopted me an named me Sedona. I’m The time had totally zoomed by. Head-
ing home, I was thinking about sweet
SEE?” Puppy.” glad she wasn’t in Katmandu when Miss Sedona tenderly caring for the liddle
squirrels. I hope I can get back out to the
“A pleasure, Miss Sedona. You look “I’m guessing that was you,” I ventured. Cara sent her my pick-shur. barn again. Oh, and I got a Christmas
Woof-Out from a lady fren, Lily Living-
extremely spiffy, for sure.” “It WAS! Cara said I was the only one “Word,” I agreed. ston, who was in my column years ago.
When her Mom Pat went to Heaven and
She lowered her voice and continued to of eight puppies that hadn’t got adopted. “Mommy taught me lotsa Important her Dad Brian couldn’t look after her
anymore, she went to live with her human
wiggle an wag. “I just LOVE this barn. Isn’t She asked Mom if she would take me. Dog Stuff. Still does. Since I have so much sister, Jean, in Ireland. She loves it there
an sends Best Woofs to all us pooches.
it So Great?” WELL, even though Mommy didn’t NEED energy, we take many looong walks. But I
Till next time,
have this liddle ISSUE: I’m scared of The
The Bonz
Dark. So, when we walk at night, I stay
DON’T BE SHY!
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Upgrades help make PGA Verano home ‘picture perfect’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist
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This week’s special house at 17000 SW
Sapri Way is in PGA Verano, where several
houses have been featured of late. That’s
because the community has beautiful
homes in lovely settings with great ameni-
ties. This house, on a cul-de-sac with the
canal at one side and the lake behind it,
is in a very peaceful setting that is echoed
indoors. The plank-style tile flooring and
neutral colors are both elegant and con-
temporary and volume ceilings and win-
dows everywhere make the house bright,

open and airy. It is comfortable and so- cause this room surely is. The living room to look at when your team is losing. The a cabana bath off the family room. With so
phisticated at the same time. is 17-8-by-26-8, and no, you didn’t misread kitchen (14-4-by-13-8) is simply gorgeous, many rooms and baths, the house can meet
that, but the family room, a generous 18- with light wood cabinetry with soft-close the needs of a family, of snowbirds who have
There is a formal dining room (14 feet by-20, is where you’ll spend family time features and 42-inch uppers, stone coun- a lot of guests or of those who have an older
by 12 feet, 2 inches) and I will just have to or watch the big game, with the calm lake tertops, stainless-steel appliances, a dec- parent who still would like some privacy.
come up with a synonym for elegant, be- orative backsplash and pendant lighting.
Again, it is a study in neutral tones and dif- Outside, there is a covered patio from
COAST TO COAST... ferent textures to make a kitchen anyone which you can enjoy those beautiful views
WE SELL THE MOST! would love to work in. There is a large cen- of the canal and lake. The lake is literally in
ter island with lots of storage and room to your backyard and I can imagine walking
Lisa Nikki sit, and a breakfast nook that overlooks the down to it with a grandchild. Should you
Crovato Crovato water. There is also a nice-sized den (15-4- wish, there is room for a pool, but of course,
by-12) that looks like a place where you’d
Realtor Realtor actually enjoy spending time. If you don’t
need an office, it would make a great exer-
cise room of crafts center.

The master suite starts with a spacious
bedroom (14-by-17-4). It has a walk-in clos-
et and a beautiful master bath with double
vanities, a soaker tub and a huge shower
with seamless glass doors. There are two
more bedrooms (12-by-12-2 and 18-8-by-
12) and two additional full baths, as well as

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the community has a variety of amenities FEATURES FOR 17000 SW SAPRI WAY style tile throughout the main living areas,
including indoor and outdoor pools. The crown molding, upgraded light fixtures
huge, well-appointed clubhouse is a great Neighborhood: PGA Verano and custom woodwork and built-ins. It
place to visit with neighbors and make new Year built: 2015 • Construction: CBS has a modern farmhouse vibe, and the lo-
friends and there are a variety of activities cation on a quiet cul-de-sac with views of
to meet all kinds of interests. Square footage: 3,182 sq. ft. the lake and canal make it picture perfect
Total square footage: 4,150 inside and out.”
Elise Danielian, agent for Lang Realty, Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 4.5
call this home “picture perfect.” I haven’t mentioned that this house
Flooring: carpet, tile was built in 2015 and its nearly-new status
“This home has exquisite upgrades Security: manned gate, owner system gives it a fresh, up-to-date look. It is a love-
throughout,” she said. “There are im- Additional features: located on cul-de-sac with lake and canal ly house in a lovely setting and is certainly
pact-glass windows and doors, decorative views, complete impact glass, 2+ garage spaces, room for pool worth a visit. 
glass double entry doors, beautiful plank Community amenities: basketball, billiards, clubhouse, com-
munity room, exercise room, game room, golf course, library,
pool, sauna, spa-hot tub, tennis indoor pool

Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Elise Danielian, 772-418-2992

Listing price: $595,000

This Week’s

FEATURED NEW LISTING

LAKE FOREST

369 SW Lake Forest Way

GORGEOUS HOME WITH SO MANY UPGRADES!
This 3/2/2 has so many details you must see to appreciate. The master

bathroom was completely redone with everything replaced including
wall mounted massage shower panel installed. Second bath has re-
placed tub with shower enclosure with glass doors. Kitchen has granite
with SS appliances, tile backsplash, custom window treatments, wood-
working columns, high end fixtures, Crown Moldings, glass front door,

Extended screen patio with private preserve views. Nothing over
looked....A Must See!! RX-10583659 $249,900

Michelle Agrusa Enjoy
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Sixteen single-family residences and lots changed hands in the Tradition and St. Lucie West real
estate market last week (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 8713 Bally Bunion Road. First listed in May for
$584,900, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence sold for $580,000 on Dec. 9.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Donald Baetzold of Keller Williams Realty of
Port St. Lucie. Representing the buyer was agent Margaret A. Brigati of Century 21 WC Realty.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$580,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8713 BALLY BUNION ROAD 5/3/2019 $584,900 12/9/2019 $385,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7932 LINKS WAY 9/12/2019 $409,900 12/10/2019 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8917 CHAMPIONS WAY 9/12/2019 $399,900 12/10/2019 $324,601
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5777 NW CAHABA STREET 10/14/2019 $332,601 12/9/2019 $281,700
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7258 NW FARNSWORTH CIRCLE 11/11/2019 $273,400 12/9/2019 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 2602 SW FAIR ISLE ROAD 8/9/2019 $299,888 12/9/2019 $265,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 336 NW SHORELINE CIRCLE 9/17/2019 $288,900 12/10/2019 $255,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5813 NW GERALD CIRCLE 10/21/2019 $279,000 12/10/2019 $221,888
PORT SAINT LUCIE 140 NW BERKELEY AVENUE 9/11/2019 $229,888 12/10/2019 $220,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10002 SW CHADWICK DRIVE 4/28/2019 $234,000 12/11/2019 $219,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 435 SW JEFFERSON CIRCLE 7/30/2019 $234,900 12/12/2019 $215,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 348 SW COCONUT KEY WAY 8/23/2019 $224,900 12/13/2019 $208,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9505 CROOKED STICK LANE 9/30/2019 $219,000 12/13/2019

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includes pool with water feature, screen enclosure and travertine pavers more perfectly situated for an active Vero Beach lifestyle! Couple a perfect
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

7932 Links Way, Port Saint Lucie 8917 Champions Way, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 9/12/2019 Listing Date: 9/12/2019
Original Price: $409,900 Original Price: $399,900
Sold: 12/10/2019 Sold: 12/10/2019
Selling Price: $385,000 Selling Price: $375,000
Listing Agent: Linda MacCormack Listing Agent: Patricia Ayres, PA

Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

Eleanor Powers Moira Feely-Rekus

Coldwell Banker Keller Williams Realty

5777 NW Cahaba Street, Port Saint Lucie 7258 NW Farnsworth Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 10/14/2019 Listing Date: 11/11/2019
Original Price: $332,601 Original Price: $273,400
Sold: 12/9/2019 Sold: 12/9/2019
Selling Price: $324,601 Selling Price: $281,700
Listing Agent: Jodi Trusner Listing Agent: J. Richelle Smart

Selling Agent: Holiday Builders of the Gulf C Selling Agent: Lennar Realty

Timothy Frey J. Richelle Smart

RE/MAX Realty Services Lennar Realty

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10227 SW Visconti Way 9633 SW Nuova Way

MODEL Bellacerra SQ. FT. 2733 MODEL Giordana SQ. FT. 1600
BEDS BATHS BEDS BATHS
DEN/DINING 3 GARAGE 3.5 2 2
1 2
DINING 1 GARAGE 2

• Golf Course Home on the 7th Wanamaker • Used Only as a Winter Home • Circular Drive • Large Covered Back Patio w/Screen Enclosure
• Popular Bellacerra Model w/ many upgrades • Beautiful Kitchen & Living Area • Large Lot Overlooking Lake • Hot Tub Conveys with Sale
• Located in The Front of PGA Verano • All Impact Glass • Located in The Front of PGA Verano • All Impact Glass

Barely lived in Verano golf course home within walking distance of the Social Club & Fitness Center. Fabulous home on a premium home site with expansive Lake views. Prepare to be impressed as you
This home is located on the 7th hole of the Wanamaker golf course and close to the front entrance. enter the great room with high volume ceiling, open concept and grand outdoor views. The large
The owners have added crown molding, fans and custom lighting throughout the home. In the kitchen covered outdoor patio space is great for entertaining. This home is beautifully updated with a clean
you’ll find upgraded white cabinets with beautiful granite and glass backsplash. The great room has a modern look. Offered at $339,000
coffered ceiling with sliding door overlooking the golf course. Each large guest bedroom has a private
bathroom. The den is perfect for a second TV room or home office. Offered at $559,000

PGA VILLAGE JENSEN BEACH - CINNAMON TREE

GOLF COURSE HOME NEW LISTING

9535 Avenel Lane 4108 Cinnamon Tree Circle

MODEL Mid Ocean SQ. FT. 1732 MODEL — SQ. FT. 1037
BEDS
BEDS 3 BATHS 2 DINING 2 BATHS 2
• Centrally Located
DINING 1 GARAGE 2 • Large Fenced Patio 1 GARAGE 0
• Newly Renovated
• Golf Course Home on Legacy #4 • Newer Washer & Dryer • Light Bright Open Concept
• Granite & Stainless Kitchen • Crown Molding • Granite Counter tops and glass black splash
• Epoxied Garage Floor • Light & Bright Open Floor Plan • New Stainless-Steel Appliances

Lovely golf course home sitting on the 4th hole of the Legacy golf course. This home is in the golf Recently renovated villa with new tile floors, counter tops, back splash, and appliances. In front of
community of PGA Village surrounded by 4 golf courses, lush landscaping, shopping and more. You’ll the villa is a large fenced in patio great for entertaining. The community also has a clubhouse and
find high ceilings and a great open floor plan with great natural light throughout the home. This home pool. Cinnamon Tree is in the heart of Jensen Beach, close to the beaches, Stuart and all the great
has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and crown molding. The home site is located on a shopping. No age restrictions here and low HOA fees. This villa will make the perfect winter get-a-way
private the dead end street with mature landscaping in the front and back. The garage floor has been or year-round home. Offered at $149,900
epoxied and a newer washer and dryer were purchased within 2 years. Offered at $309,000

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GORGEOUS KINGSLEY FLOOR PICTURE PERFECT COLLINA PLAN STUNNING GOLF & WATER VIEWS ONE OF A KIND STUNNER W/
PLAN IN PGA VILLAGE! IN VERANO! Meticulously maintained “Collina” floor plan. 4BR, 3.5BA, SGophOisticLatedF& e&leganWt homAe oTn arEguaRbly thVe beIstElotWin allSof V!e!rano. This 3 BR +DEN/3BA/3CG
This 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2CG home features golf & water views. Stunning 3BR+Den/4.5BA/2CG home with numerous upgrades t/o. Impact 2.5CG home features elegant finishes T/O, a chef’s dream ‘Biella’ floor plan will CAPTIVATE you! Beautiful wood flooring, crown molding & custom
Recently updated WHITE KITCHEN w/ QUARTZ counters, glass windows & doors! Spacious, bright kitchen with soft close features, light kitchen w/butler’s pantry, beautifully upgraded master-suite woodwork t/o. Upgraded light fixtures & ceiling fans, Hunter Douglas blinds. Gourmet kitchen
stainless appliances, 42” wood cabinetry, chef’s island, spacious cabinetry, granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances! Wood-look tile t/o with frameless glass shower. The expanded & screened has white 42’ level 5 cabinetry, Bianco Carrera Quartz counters, GE profile SS appliances, under
pantry and undermount sink. Plantation shutters, tile throughout, the main living areas, custom wood work & built-ins, crown molding, upgraded lanai is a wonderful spot to relax & enjoy the views. cabinet lighting & breakfast nook! Master Suite features 3 walk-in closets, luxurious en-suite
beautiful views and oversized lanai. Call today to view! light fixtures, and so much more. Cabana bathroom off the family room! Call RX-10544165 10143 SW Visconti Way w/ claw foot tub, frameless glass shower, separate vanities w/ marble tops & designer lighting.
RX-10578926 9306 Briarcliff Trace today to view! RX-10579128 17000 SW Sapri Way RX-10556917 10114 SW Nuova Way

VERONA LAKES $209,900 PGA VERANO $659,900 PGA VILLAGE $649,900 FORT PIERCE $986,000
LAKE CHARLES

JUST REDUCED! HIGHLY UPGRADED POOL HOME RARELY AVAILABLE - GORGEOUS BELLERIVE 4.32 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/
– GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW FLOORPAN W/ AMAZING GOLF VIEWS!! CONVENIENT LOCATION
BETTER THAN NEW! MOVE IN This ‘Bellacerra’ floor plan has 3BR, PLUS Den, On one of the most desirable streets in PGA Village - This 3BR+DEN/4.5BA/2CG home won’t Custom built 6BD/5.5BA/3CG pool home with
READY VILLA IN VERONA LAKES 3.5BA, 3CG, and beautiful finishes throughout, Chef’s disappoint! Special features incl. wood & tile floors t/o main living areas & master, spacious bdrms (all something for everyone. IMPACT GLASS windows,
Lennar built villa completed in 2018! Plenty of space for everyone with kitchen, the lanai is an entertainer’s dream with en-suite), coffered ceiling and more! Custom built-ins in living room & den! Gourmet kitchen with 42’ LED lighting, sauna, game room and more!2 in-law/
3BR/2BA/1CG. Features include tile through main living areas, fresh interior summer kitchen, stunning heated pool & spa, picture wood cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, SS appliances, granite countertops and oversized butcher block guest suites - perfect for multi-generational living. Salt
paint, front load washer & dryer and upgraded window treatments. Open frame screen design allows to maximize the views. center island! Spacious master suite has extra cabana bath feature!!! Enjoy sweeping golf views from water pool area with built-in water slide, rock waterfall,
kitchen w/ granite counters, ss appliances, glass tile backsplash & 42” cabinetry. RX-10565581 20090 SW Matera Way your screened pool & spa.RX-10501967 8821 Bally Bunion Road hot tub and more. Call today!
Walking distance to the amenities, including future clubhouse. Call today! RX-10567598 6201 Oleander Ave
RX-10574933 10139 W Villa Circle

PGA VILLAGE $324,900 PGA VILLAGE $224,900 PGA VILLAGE $364,000 PALM CITY $355,000

BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW HOME IN TORREY PINES – MOVE-IN READY! FAIRVIEW MODEL WITH POOL BRING YOUR BOAT & RV - NO HOA!
DESIRABLE GREENBRIER SUBDIVISION Recently updated 2BR, 2BA, 2CG ‘Andover’ floor plan Well cared for 2BR PLUS den, 2BA pool home Fantastic Palm City location! Enjoy wide water access without the
“MidOcean” floor plan with 2BR+Den and 2.5 BA. Special on corner lot. This light & bright home features an is A MUST SEE! Open great room design with waterfront price. 4BR/3BA/2CG home is completely renovated. Recent
features include BRAND NEW STAINLESS KITCHEN oversized living room, spacious kitchen w/granite, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with SS appls, upgrades incl. NEW METAL ROOF in ‘19, IMPACT GLASS windows
APPLIANCES, tile t/o entire house, fresh interior paint, phantom Bosch stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, Corian counters. Spacious master suite features and accordion shutters, septic redone in ‘18, new gutters in ‘19, newer
screen door, newer WH, crown molding and large extended & screened & covered patio can be accessed from the oversized walk-in closets and large spa-like AC and fenced yard. Tile t/o the home, beautiful white-washed brick
screened lanai. RX-10542719 7655 Greenbrier Cir. living room or master-bedroom ensuite. Screened lanai with pool & spa. fireplace, updated bths, french doors leading to the screened lanai. The
RX-10563979 7071 Torrey Pines Circle RX-10531569 9024 Short Chip Circle kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, wood cabinetry
and center island. RX-10558496 1399 SW Ibis Street

TRADITION $249,000 JENSEN BEACH $219,900 PORT SAINT LUCIE $329,900 PGA VERANO $419,900

VICTORIA PARC - 4BR HOME ATTENTION BOATERS! BOAT SLIP UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT
Bright and cheery 4BR, 2BA, 2CG home features INCLUDED! RIVER CLUB
high ceilings, tile flooring throughout living areas B–eHauItDifuDllEy NcarGedEfMor!and updated 2BR, 2BA METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED MODEL PERFECT LAGO ON
kitchen with wood cabinetry including 42” uppers, condo, tile flooring throughout, granite in HOME W/ SERENE LAKE VIEWS EXCEPTIONAL LOT IN VERANO!
granite counters, SS appls, screened porch. kitchen, new vanities, frameless shower, Built in 2003, this 3BR/2.5BA/2CG home features many upgrades t/o. 2BR + Den, 2BA, 2CG home w/ lake view front & back. Stunning white
RX-10531808 11447 SW Glengarry Court IMPACT windows, close distance to river Spacious kitchen with abundance of cabinetry, granite counters, stainless kitchen w/ upgraded cabinetry, granite counters & ss appliances. Spa-like
RX-10543635 1600 NE Dixie Hwy, 10-207 steel appliances, under cabinet lighting, double ovens and more. Large master suite w/ access to screened lanai. Other features include IMPACT
master suite with bamboo flooring, plantation shutters and relaxing GLASS windows & doors, elegant tile, custom closets, upgraded vanities,
ensuite. Double slider doors out to the screened & covered lanai. Enjoy plantation shutters and more. Call today to view this special home!
beautiful sunsets! RX-10583699 8321 Belfry Place RX-10574369 16982 SW Ambrose Way

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PGA VILLAGE - 9308 Scarborough Ct. - NEW LISTING!

GORGEOUS POOL HOME W/SPECTACULAR
GOLF & LAKE VIEWS!

Custom luxury home meticulously maintained offering 4 bedroom plus den, 4
full baths, 3 car garage & many high end quality touches throughout. Magnificent

updated granite kitchen, cabinets’ w/pulls, under counter lighting, separate
coffee bar and island. A refreshing open air pool looks out to spectacular
golf views & adjacent screened covered lanai houses a summer kitchen fully

equipped for all your entertaining needs. RX-10584016 $799,000

PGA VILLAGE - 7417 Laurels Pl. - NEW LISTING!

CUSTOM POOL HOME W/EXPANSIVE LAKE &
GOLF VIEWS!

Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom 3.5 bath boasts amazing kitchen w/quartz
counters & back splash, 42” soft close cabinets with pulls, SS appliances
inc. 6-burner gas stove, built in microwave & wine fridge. Huge master
suite with sitting area and slider to covered screened lanai that over-looks
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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM POOL HOME – GOLF VIEW Designed by famous Architect, SWEEPING GOLF VIEW & PRIVATE CUL DE SAC LOT! This beautiful home WATERFRONT RETREAT W/OCEAN ACCESS Where Southern Charm & Paradise PICTURE PERFECT ‘COLLINA’ MODEL Stunning 3BR PLUS Den, 4.5BA, 2CG
Charles Stinson, on 3/4 acre private lot, 3BR, 3BA, PLUS office (or 4th bdrm) w/built-ins, 2.5CG, has been gently used. 3BR, 3BA PLUS den, and a garage that wil fit 2 cars & a come together! This 3BR/3BA en-suites, 2.5CG home is located on over 142’ of St. Luce home w/numerous upgrades T/O. Spacious, kitchen w/granite counters. SS appls,
stunning interior, master retreat w/balcony, screened lanai w/rock waterfal pool/spa. golf cart! Spacious, screened lanai w/gorgeous pool, rock waterfals & spa. River waterfront w/dock. Chef’s kitchen, screened lanai w/heated pool & spa. wood look tile T/O main living areas, custom wood-work & built-ins+ so much more!
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CASTLE PINES – FURNISHED CORNER TOWNHOME Lovely corner 2BR, POOL HOME – LAKE & GOLF VIEWS Beautiful 2BR, 2BA PLUS Office/Den WILLOW PINES VILLA – GOLF VIEW Fuly furnished 2BR. 2ba PLUS den/ LUXURIOUS “OCEAN BREEZE” MODEL 3BR, 2.5BA, 2.5GC, hardwood
2BA townhome across from the pool. Rare one-story home w/double garage, being sold home with gorgeous free form pool, open & bright floor plan, kitchen w/spacious office home, Corian counters in kitchen, new refrigerator, great location close to flooring thru-out the main living areas, kitchen w/granite, gas cook-top, ful house
furnished, TURNKEY! Large living room & master bedroom and split bedroom plan. island, granite, SS appls, covered patio, screened lanai community pool and backs up to the 16th hole of the Legacy. generator, screened & open patio areas overlooking lake. On cul-de-sac
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EMPORIUM’ DANCE
SPECTACLE AT LYRIC Ejaia Pagan, 18, and Mckayla Singley, 16, of the Borras Dance Company perform during the 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Day Festival at the Civic Center last Saturday.

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer

1 The power of imagination
comes to life in the holiday
tale unfolding in dance at Stuart’s
Lyric Theatre this Saturday, Dec.
21. Preston Contemporary Dance
Theatre brings to the stage “The
Magical Doll Emporium,” a show,
says the Lyric, “for all ages to en-
joy.” Through ballet, tap, jazz,
lyrical, hip hop and aerial dance
you’ll discover what happens to
“siblings Andrew, Molly and Syl-
via as they discover the secret of
Magical Mo’s doll shop, and the
whole town celebrates Christ-
mas.” For a decade, the dance
company has advanced the vi-
sion of its founder, Anna Pres-
ton, to “use dance and theatre as
a means of artistic expression to
enhance the cultural atmosphere
of the Treasure Coast and Palm
Beaches.” This charming produc-
tion will add warmth and fun to
your family holiday. Curtain: 7
p.m. Tickets: $32. 772-286-7827.

2 Creatures of the tundra
and subarctic regions of
Eurasia and North America,
employed on an annual basis to

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‘CABARET’ LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE AT THE A.C.T.

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer situation and I felt compelled to do shows the stupidity of what was
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it justice.” going on. That’s why I call him the
I have mentioned before that “Cabaret”
was the first Broadway show I saw and that Condon said that there are both guide. He’s playful, but he knows
it started me on a lifelong love for the the-
ater. The Kander and Ebb musical is set in challenges and joys in presenting what’s going on.”
Berlin in the early 1930s, as the Nazis are
coming to power and people are trying to the show in the intimate A.C.T. The- The cast also includes Jenni
live normal lives as everything around them
is changing. The show, which starred Joel atre. “It will be immersive theater,” Lawton as Sally, Pedro Martorell as
Grey as the Master of Ceremonies of the
seedy night spot the Kit Kat Club, was nom- she said. “Anyone who attends will Cliff, Colette Schweitzer as Fraulein
inated for 11 Tony Awards and won eight,
including Best Musical. be part of the show and the 4th wall Schneider, Saul Bronstein as Herr

A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart will pres- (between audience and actors) will Schultz, Gretchen Hall as Fraulein
ent “Cabaret,” based on the 1988 revival of
the show, Jan. 3-19. Director Heidi Condon be broken. We’ll engage the au- Kost, and Stephen Mayer, Keith
spoke recently about why directing this
show means so much to her. dience. They’re not on stage, but Lawsen, Noah Burleigh, Michelle

“Dennis O’Donovan (A.C.T’s co-own- they’ll feel what the actors are feel- Lucey, Taliyah Accardi and Justine
er) suggested it last year and I had a year
to think about it,” she said. “I told him my ing.” Rubin to round out the cast.
ideas and we decided to collaborate. It’s so
poignant. This year I went to Boston and Condon would not be more spe- Condon said that the cast will be
visited the Holocaust Memorial. There are
just numbers as you pass through columns. cific because she wants to preserve utilizing the entire theater, includ-
There are grates and up from it comes hot
steam. It’s mesmerizing and it brings it all the surprise. She noted that the set- ing the lobby and halls.
home. It was so inspiring and it made me
want to do it even more. In a sense, I want- ting is working well. “It’s kind of exciting,” she said.
ed to bring it to the forefront. It was a real
“It’s up close and intimate,” she “When I tell the cast what my ideas

said. “It works even better. We have are, they think about it and they

sets from other productions of PHOTO think it will be great. If they have
‘Cabaret’ and they’re two stories. We COURTESY ideas, I welcome them. I’m a direc-
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It’s a minimal set. I’ve seen versions Andy Morejon and Jenni Lawton rehearse a scene from “Cabaret.” we’ve added two shows already. Ev-

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they’re gorgeous and lovely, but that’s not enigmatic character should be. “He’s mis- You will be “Willcommen.”

what we’re doing. It’s a raw, very intimate, chievous, seductive and clever,” she said.

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7-26. course. Be at Fort Pierce’s Sunrise The- iday must as the Sunrise brings to production. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts
atre this Sunday, Dec. 22, for “Rudolph the stage “The Nutcracker,” presented by Club Band” – the Fab Four’s eighth studio
Abby Church, who was last seen at Riv- the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” the talented dancers of the National Ballet album, which spent 27 weeks at the top
erside five years ago in “Crazy for You,” to see for yourself as, according to the Theatre of Odessa Ukraine, this coming of the U.K. albums chart and 15 weeks at
plays Millie, and she spoke recently about theatre promo, “the beloved TV classic Thursday, Dec. 26. Heralds the Sunrise: No. 1 in the U.S. – is coming to the Em-
the role and about some of the controversy soars off the screen and onto the stage.” This company is recognized as among erson Center next Friday, Dec. 27, to kick
surrounding it. Expect to revisit all those favorites from the most prestigious institutions of clas- off LIVE! From Vero Beach’s 7th season of
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“I have always loved this role,” she said. “I grands to them: Santa and Mrs. Claus, international reputation” and a varied local audiences. Classic Albums Live is
saw the original production and fell in love Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable repertoire that includes the great master- virtually unsurpassed in bringing to the
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Art is of the‘Essence’ at Platts-Backus house

BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent Bridget Abernethy and Ginny Piech Street. PHOTOS: KERRY FIRTH

Opening night of the Essence of Nature Leslie Stokes. Allie Comer.
Art Show at the Platts-Backus house was held
during one of Mother Nature’s most impres- Jackie Schindehette and Gale Allison.
sive rainstorms, but loyal art enthusiasts
braved the torrential downpour to view the Darin Rolle Jr. and Darin Rolle Sr. Gary and Pam Gillette.
works of four local artists who celebrate na-
ture in their artistry.

Jackie Schindehette had a very special rea-
son to showcase her work at the Platts-Backus
House. She recently returned to Fort Pierce
after a 20-year absence, but during the previ-
ous two decades when she lived and raised a
family in Fort Pierce, she had the opportunity
to study and perfect her painting in that very
house with help from famed landscape artist
A.E. Bean Backus. Because of his mentoring
she went on to formal training at the Art Stu-
dents League in New York City. Much like her
mentor, she specializes in Florida landscape
and her work is displayed in group exhibits and
solo exhibitions throughout Florida.

Leslie Stokes’ oil and acrylic paintings are
big, bold and filled with movement depicting
the resilience in nature that enables it to re-
cover and regenerate after human demolition.
Her fascination with the constantly changing
scope of nature inspires her to frequent the
same places and translate the changes through
contrasts of light and color, without fulling
defining the subject. Her method leaves inter-
pretation up to the beholder and, like nature,
might change with the perception of the view-
er. An art history graduate of the University of
Kentucky, Stokes also studied art in Paris and
Germany before moving to Florida.

Mixed media artist Allie Comer displayed a
collection of collages crafted from paper, fab-
ric, paint, wood scraps, botanicals and seren-
dipitous items. Having grown up on a lake in
central Florida, she has always been comfort-
able creating outdoors. “I do most of my work
outdoors because nature inspires me,” said
Comer. “I love layering plant life, with pages
from books, and wax, and paint to create dif-
ferent textures.” Recently she worked on the
Cool Tool collection at Heathcote Botanical
Gardens, enhancing the display with ran-
dom weave hangings and Papier-mache bird
sculpture.

Ginny Piech Street is known locally for her
whimsical clay figures that bring fun and per-
sonality to any room they occupy. She earned a
bachelor of fine arts degree from Murray State
University in Kentucky and has shared her pas-
sion by teaching art throughout the Treasure
Coast.

She is the force behind three large-scale
public art installation projects and several art
collaborations. “It’s all about the process for
me,” she explained. “Working with my hands
in the mud lets me create in a 3-D format.”

While their mediums and style were vastly
different, all four treasured nature and cap-
tured her essence with their own unique flair.
Surely the intrusive downpour was nature
herself weeping with joy at such a diverse dis-
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‘HIGH-END’ ART SHOW SPROUTING UP AT BOTANICAL GARDENS

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent going to be with us Sunday (noon) to 2 p.m.,” The city acquired the land in 2002 with, rience, or just looking at the pretty plants.”
King said. in part, funding from the Florida Commu- Before then the Friends of the Port St.
The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is nities Trust Land Conservation Program
the perfect canvas for an art show. People will get to participate in the mu- and St. Lucie County. The land, a former Lucie Botanical Gardens will honor Florida
sic-making. “We have a drum circle coming fish camp, was slated for residential devel- Arbor Day and a man who helped shape the
The proof will come on Saturday and Sun- in on Saturday from (noon) to 2 p.m.,” King opment since the 1980s. Those plans never future of the city. “We’re dedicating a very
day, Jan. 4-5, when the Friends of the Port St. offered. came to fruition. special tree in memorial for Mayor (Bob)
Lucie Botanical Gardens host Art Show in Minsky,” King said.
the Gardens. Florida Arts & Dance Company will be on Discussion to turn some of the land into
hand both days. “They’re all showing up as the botanical gardens started around 2005. Minsky died last year at 84. He served
“This is the first time we’re doing a juried fairies and they’re going to do a performance Garden construction started in 2009. While as mayor over two timeframes, 1992 to
art show,” said Joleen King, president. “It’s a in the Faerie Forrest,” said King. the park is city-owned, the Friends of the 1998 and again 2000 to 2006. He left many
high-end art show.” The show will be 9 a.m. Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens runs it. physical legacies throughout Port St. Lucie,
to 4 p.m. both days. The Faerie Forrest is part of the 21-acre but arguably the most visible is Crosstown
city-owned park. The Gardens are set up in From the start, people envisioned art Parkway. He spearheaded efforts to buy
King said that the artist selection com- sections, including the Bromeliad Island shows at the botanical gardens, King said. lands for it in 1993.
mittee has aimed to make the inaugural art Garden maintained by the St. Lucie West
show diverse. King said there will be lots of Garden Club. Others include the Bamboo “The art show has always been on the “The tree itself is an about-150-year-old
2- and 3-dimensional media to admire and Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Cac- back burner, something we’d like to bring to olive tree that started its life in California
purchase. tus & Succulent Garden, the Hibiscus and the public,” King said. and now it’s going to be a Florida tree,” ex-
Rose gardens, and others. Additionally, plained King. The dedication ceremony will
“We even have a fairy hair (silk hair exten- the Gardens have almost 2 miles of wheel- On Feb. 8-9 the Friends of the Port St. Luc- be 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 17.
sions in color) person attending,” King said. chair-friendly walkways and a 2-acre lake. ie Botanical Gardens will host the annual
Botanica Garden Festival Plant Sale. “We’ve Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is located
That wearables artist is Glittering Gypsies. “We’re the only botanical gardens in the been doing that 10, 11 years,” King said. at 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. More at www.
“If a guy gets one done, it’s a ‘stud sparkle,’” state that’s 100 percent (Americans with Dis- “We’ll have about 50 vendors. Fort Pierce pslbg.org. 
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There’s also going to be performing art to
enjoy. “The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is

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Betsinger helps Davis Ortiz pick out gifts; and another deputy helps Michael Wilkins-Gates look for toys. 

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LASER-TEC HOSTS ALL ‘PRESENTS’ AND ACCOUNTED FOR AT TOY RUN!
CODING BOOTCAMP
FOR YOUTHS 12-17 Port St. Lucie police led the way at the 14th
Annual St. Lucie County Toy Run, hosted
Students ages 12 to 17 have the unique by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Police
and unparalleled opportunity to learn Athletic League on Dec. 8. The event, with
about wireless technologies at the upcom- more than 1,500 riders, collected toys
ing Coding with Arduino Bootcamp hosted which were then distributed through the
by LASER-TEC at Indian River State College Fort Pierce Police Department, Port St.
(IRSC). The Arduino Bootcamp starts Jan. Lucie Police Department and the St. Lucie
22 and meets weekly through Feb. 26. County Sheriff’s Office. Both

Arduino Bootcamp students will turn Santa Claus and the Abominable
their hobby into a high-demand skill set as Snowman made appearances! 
they expand their knowledge of computer
coding and electronic circuits. Under the PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
guidance of educators who are well-versed
in electronics, programming and inqui- JAN. 14 GROUNDBREAKING Escher, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. with the partners on the overall design,
ry-based education, students will utilize a FOR ALZHEIMER CENTER “We saw the need in our community and
light emitting diode (LED) matrix to create partnered with the Alzheimer Care Center
personalized messages, send commands, A Jan. 14 groundbreaking is sched- to make it a reality.”
and receive both digital and audible com- uled for the new Alzheimer Care Center
mands. Additionally students will learn how (ACC), located adjacent to Grace Lutheran TRM, a design build firm, is the gener-
television remotes work, how to use an Ar- Church in St. Lucie West. al contractor and construction manager
duino to determine if plants have enough for the project. They have been working
water, how to program a clock, and more. The ACC was founded in 1996 by a group
of people concerned about the growing
The Coding with Arduino Bootcamp number of people affected by Alzheimer’s
takes place on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. disease and related neurocognitive disor-
to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 22-Feb. 26 in the Brown ders. They are dedicated to promoting and
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur- providing community-based family-cen-
ship on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 tered care for patients and their caregiv-
Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Cost for the Boot- ers living with neurocognitive disorders,
camp is $225 and includes a customized, through the belief, “Where there is help,
there is hope.”
site prep and are now preparing for the
The Grace Lutheran/Alzheimer Care
Center is a 6,300-square-foot multi-use groundbreaking. “Completion of the proj-
facility. The space will be used as a place
for worship and a Care Center, attending ect will take about a year,” stated Rick Mill-
to the needs of those afflicted with Alzhei-
mer’s in our community. er, owner of TRM. “It will be a great addi-

Students “Initial planning for the facility began tion of Port St. Lucie and provided much
participate back in September of 2018,” stated Chris
needed services.”  ­– CONTRIBUTED
in an
Arduino
Bootcamp.

complimentary kit valued at $100, which
participants take home.

For more information or to register your
child visit laser-tec.org/bootcamps, call 772-
462-7074 or email [email protected]

­– CONTRIBUTED

TAKE WINTER READING
CHALLENGE NEXT MONTH

Attention parents and students: The St.

Lucie County Library System is launching a

Winter Reading Challenge via the Beanstack

app, running Jan. 1-31.

Join more than 100 libraries all over the

country and challenge yourself to read a Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
in December 13, 2019 Edition 1 FOCUS 1 FEAST
total of 480 minutes in 30 day. Last year’s 4 DELIGHT 2 CATER
8 AUTHORITATIVE 3 SHOWOFF
Winter Challenge enrolled 65,323 readers of 9 TURNOUT 4 DAINTY
10 ENDED 5 LEAVE
all ages, who read an awesome 13.5 million 11 CLIFFS 6 GRINDER
13 DEGREE 7 TREADLE
minutes. Sponsored by Penguin/Random 16 ELITE 11 CLEANSE
18 APPAREL 12 INITIAL
House Books, the top performing libraries 21 NEIGHBOURHOOD 14 EXPIRES
22 ENLISTS 15 FAMOUS
will win awards. Read anything you like, 23 STYLE 17 ETHOS
19 ROOMY
read alone, read as a family; it all counts. 20 LODGE

The library is making it easy to log your

reading effort through the free Beanstack

app; available in the Apple Store or Google

Play or visit the library webpage (www.stluc-

ieco.gov/library).  ­– CONTRIBUTED

Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 Crossword Page B14 (OPPOSITE ATTRACTION)

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ACROSS 100 Desert ship 56 Where mold on dishes is The Washington Post
101 Rock group, ___ Lobos normal
1 Fortify anew, missile-wise 102 Rolling Stones title woman THIS ’N’ THAT 2 By Merl Reagle
6 Juan Perón married her 103 Judy’s kid 58 Falco of The Sopranos
9 Rabbit’s mountain relative 105 Volcanic mountain of 60 Ness, e.g.
13 Mass-produce, 61 Start of a G&S work
Antarctica 62 Strong enough
in a way 109 In stock 63 ___ beef
18 Actor Milo 111 One way to differentiate the 64 Shaker’s partner
19 The ___ scare 65 Even one
20 Ginseng, for one Smothers Brothers? 67 Program
21 “Aha!” 114 The CIA, for one 68 Sitar man
22 Grand old punishments? 115 Where to store 53 Across 69 Vertical-car inventor
25 Gave the heave-ho 116 Dale’s guy 70 Theater-of-war boss: abbr.
26 Baldheaded baby? 117 River through Burgundy 71 What Einstein called her
27 F-16 marking 118 Late 72 Green pizza topper
28 Teller of animal tales 119 The yoke’s on them 73 End of many bio titles
30 Anger 120 A small price to pay 74 Indentured one
31 Unnatural 121 Do dough 77 Entered apace
33 Cheap diner’s version of 78 Baron in Der Rosenkavalier
DOWN 79 Lady’s escort
pheasant under glass? 1 Joseph Kennedy’s wife 82 1945 film, ___ To Remember
36 Muscat-eers? 2 With bien, Spanish for “fine” 83 Stud farm resident
38 Singer-turned-Congressman 3 “Don’t be ___!” (“C’mon, 84 Footnote tag
39 “... high ___ elephant’s 86 Nascence
share!”) 88 Part of “to love,” in Latin
eye” 4 Dusted again 89 It has Bulls but not Bears:
40 Like TV fare, to a critic? 5 ___ meet
44 Part of N.A.S. 6 Chunk of time abbr.
48 W.C. Fields assent 7 Locality, in law 90 Flappers and molls
49 Creme-filled treat 8 Says as an afterthought 92 Nobody’s Fool actress
50 “Not guilty,” for one 9 Basso ___ (deep voice) 95 Parade entry
52 Coleridge effort 10 Take-charge type? 96 Rate has one; rat doesn’t
53 Rancher’s expense 11 Eastman’s camera 97 The Poe House
54 Cemetery vacancies 12 Lost 98 Boozer, briefly
56 Hilo souvenir 13 Warhol subject 99 Composer Mendelssohn
57 Carvey’s “pump you up” pal 14 Scoring meth. 100 Way across the river
59 Mismeasure, e.g. 15 Play part 104 Coffee cup holder
60 1930 tune, “___ There Eyes” 16 Reporter’s question 106 Elks sign
61 Like a bullet? 17 Crashing the Party author 107 Arm bone
63 Church agreement 21 Merchandise 108 John Chapman morsel
64 Poisonous snake 23 Furrow or stripe 110 “___ another
66 Lure of the sea? 24 Severe instances of
67 Warden’s guests? thing ...”
71 Actress Fanning anything, as quakes or 112 Music hall mugful
72 It starts relief accidents 113 Tyrian purple, e.g.
75 Hispanic’s cousin 29 Catch
76 Wall climber 32 Where Acre is: abbr. MusicWorks and Paris Productions
77 Broadway openings? 34 Andy Sipowicz, e.g.
79 Serious wind 35 “Adam and Eve ___” PRESENT
80 Enthusiastic (poached eggs on toast)
81 Horse hair 36 None of the above
83 Gallbladders, e.g. 37 Part of MGM
84 The Odin-Thor-Tyr gang 38 Springfield underachiever
85 Certain 40 Not out
41 Pessimistic forecast
Japanese-American 42 Phantom’s haunt
87 Pretty much everything my 43 Stinky
45 Home guy Bob
dog plans to do today? 46 Pop singer Tori
91 Latch ___ (grab firmly) 47 When to give up?
51 Chronicles
93 Ginnie and Fannie followers 54 Awesomely talented one
94 Bull Run, for one 55 Do a bank job
95 Omelet instructions?

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NORTH

IF YOU MUST HOPE, ASSUME GOOD FORTUNE J2

By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist AQJ53

Mae West said, “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.” 10 7

Sometimes at the bridge table, you will need to be fortunate to make — or break — the K875
contract. Then just assume the censors are placing the cards where you require them to be.
WEST EAST
In this deal, for example, how should South play in five clubs after West leads a low spade? K976
K964 Q 10 5 4
South’s two-club rebid promised at least a six-card suit and minimum opening values. It also AQ984
denied three hearts because he had not made a support double. Then North bid what he — 10 8 2
hoped his side could make.
KJ3
South saw that he had only eight top tricks: one spade, one heart and six clubs. After losing
two diamonds, he could have gained a ruff on the board for an extra trick. But that still left 632
him two short. He needed three heart winners. Who had the heart king?
SOUTH
Since West had not led a diamond or spade honor, he presumably did not have touching
honors in those suits (except perhaps ace-queen-jack of diamonds). This made it almost A83
censor-proof that West had the heart king.
7
South won with his spade ace, cashed his club ace and played a heart to dummy’s jack.
When the finesse worked, declarer ruffed a heart high in his hand, overtook the club queen 652
with dummy’s king and ruffed another heart high. Then, he returned to the board by leading
his carefully conserved club four to dummy’s seven and discarded his remaining spades on A Q J 10 9 4
the heart ace (which swallowed West’s king) and heart queen. Finally, South pointed out that
he would ruff his third diamond on the board. Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both

The Bidding:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Clubs Dbl. 1 Hearts 1 Spades
2 Clubs 2 Spades 5 Clubs All Pass LEAD:
6 Hearts

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LEARNING CURVE: HOW TO MANEUVER THE GOLF BALL KEVIN’S
KURES

One of the most enjoyable things that the ball to go straight as opposed to curv- and have so much backspin when their terclockwise spin and
you can obtain in golf is the ability to ing, then get into the “Kures” on how to approach shots land on the green. curve the ball from
curve your golf shot on demand. The curv- execute each shot. right to left.
ing shot can be used in multiple scenarios, When a ball slices, its spin axis is not
including tee shots on dogleg holes, ap- Aerodynamically, for a ball to not curve vertical, but more similar to a forward In summary, exper-
proach shots to tucked pin locations, and and fly straight, it must be spinning verti- slash (/) – more simply stated, the spin iment with what we
to extricate yourself from the trees. Let’s cally backwards. Technically, we call that is clockwise. On a hook, the spin axis is have discussed. Try to
first understand what causes having a vertical spin axis. That is why you more like a back slash (\), or spinning keep it simple and ap- By Kevin Perkins
counterclockwise. Here are the “Kures” ply a similar motion,
see the great players “pull the string” to first hit the straight shot, and then how just like you might have done when play-
to slice and hook your shots: ing ping pong. Low to high, with rotation
creates topspin, and high to low, will cre-
1. Straight Shot. Aim your clubface and ate sidespin. Have fun discovering and
bodylines at your target. Have your swing experimenting with the curving shot! 
path be moving down your target line
and your clubface at right angles to the ‘1’ moment
path of your clubface. This perpendicular
relationship – of clubface at right angle to Jeanine Mar-
the clubhead path – is what causes the cucci scored her
vertical backspin. Please remember your second career
arms and shoulders control swing path, hole-in-one last
and the back of your lead hand controls Saturday at the
clubface position. PGA Golf Club’s
Dye course. She
2. Slicing Shot. You must impart coun- used a 9-iron on
terclockwise spin. Do this by aligning the 106-yard 6th
your bodylines left, and swinging your hole to make the
arms and shoulders on your bodyline, ace. Congrats,
and then hold off your forearm rotation,
which will keep the clubface facing more Jeanine!
left than your clubhead path, causing the
clockwise spin. Again, the face must be
open to the leftward clubhead path.

3. Hooking Shot. Aim your bodyl-
ines to the right and then swing your
arm and shoulders down your aim line.
Rotate your forearms through impact,
which will turn the back of your left hand
and close the clubface left of where your
clubhead path is. This will impart coun-

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