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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 16 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
COMMUNITY IS Citizens’ priorities shape county’s
EVERYTHING IN bid for half-cent sales tax increase
TIME OF CRISIS
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer small amount but, collected nues generated are expected
BY BETH WALTON | Staff Writer [email protected] throughout the county on the to amount to about $217 mil-
purchases by residents and lion countywide.
It was just after 6 a.m. on a What does an extra half- visitors alike, it adds up.
Sunday morning when I woke cent in sales tax look like Port St. Lucie would re-
to screams of “Help.” when you go to the store? For St. Lucie County and its ceive $88 million while the
the average family, it could municipalities are going county would collect $108
I roused my husband, and amount to about $50 over the again to voters, asking them million. Fort Pierce would re-
ran downstairs to see some- course of the year – less than to approve a half-cent in- ceive $21 million and St. Luc-
one banging frantically on our a dollar a week, less than crease to the sales tax for 10 ie Village would get $300,000.
sliding glass door. Panicked, 13 cents a day. It might be a years. If approved, the reve-
I couldn’t get it unlocked so I CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
ran out the front entrance and
called 911. Cops: Teen had loaded, stolen gun at PSL High
“Someone is screaming for BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
help at my back door,” I said to [email protected]
the dispatcher. “I don’t know
what is going on.” At mitt’s end ... Police presence was even PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
stronger at Port St. Lucie High
It was then I saw a plume Zoe Crocker comes up throwing for Morningside School late last week after a Port St. Lucie High School, where police say a teen was found with a loaded gun.
of smoke billowing from my Academy during a game against Centennial High 17-year-old student was found
neighbor’s roof. Our homes School. The Centennial Eagles won the mercy with a loaded, stolen gun and a
shared a wall at the Oak Villas rule-shortened game, 15-0. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN taser in his backpack.
Condominiums in Vero Beach.
A man, whose name I can never The Port St. Lucie Police De-
remember, was lying motion- partment increased its presence
less on the grass. at the school as a public service,
the agency said, “and not due to
“There’s a fire!” I told the any facts that would indicate that
woman on the phone. “Some- there is a plan for violence at the
one is badly hurt.” school.”
I gave her our address and The junior, identified as Tava-
hung up. Others were already ress Lashun Smith Jr., told inves-
outside calling for help. I need-
ed to make sure my family was CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
CLINIC STRIVES TO HELP ‘LEGIT’ CANDIDATES FOR MEDICAL POT
“John!” I screamed into the
doorway. “Get Charlie and BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer na Clinic in St. Lucie West. ture holiday, according to medical as-
come outside. There is a fire!” [email protected] This Friday, April 20, for six hours, sistant Christine Torres.
I have never felt more re- For almost a year, Dr. Jessica Mc- the doors to the clinic will be open to Dr. McCain, who runs the clinic
lieved than seeing my husband Cain has been providing assistance the public for those who are curious located on NW University Boulevard
come down our stairs carrying to those who want an alternative to or have questions. The date was se- across from First Data Field, got into
our sleepy-eyed son. traditional pharmaceuticals at her lected tongue-in-cheek, as 4/20 has the medical marijuana field after
Southern Comfort Medical Marijua- become an international countercul-
John handed Charlie to me CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
and went to help our neighbor.
The man still lay in the grass.
His skin, badly burned, was be-
ginning to peel off. They pulled
CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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SOUTHERN COMFORT CLINIC erra will be on hand to answer questions on various conditions and slowly increas- often travels to advocate on their behalf.
“I don’t like to admit when I’m wrong,”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 from attendees. There will also be a repre- ing acceptance of the drug as a form of
her husband said, explaining that he
Florida voters supported the measure to sentative from Bud for Vets to address vet- treatment. wasn’t exactly thrilled when his wife said
legalize the drug for medical purposes. this was a business she wanted to pursue.
eran-specific questions, and an essential She said more of her patients are getting
She saw it as a way to provide another As the owner and operator of a traffic
avenue of treatment for those with chron- oils representative. notes from their primary care physicians control solutions company, Bret McCain
ic, debilitating conditions. said he, too, helped save lives – but this,
“Anyone interested in medical mari- in support of the treatment. medical marijuana, is “far more reward-
Statewide, the average age of med- ing.”
ical marijuana patients is 55 or older, juana as a treatment should attend or McCain’s husband and clinic CEO
though McCain has treated a few pediat- He said his initial fear was that the cli-
ric patients, too. But mostly, “they’re mid- anyone with questions,” Bret McCain said they had ents coming to the clinic would be illicit
dle-aged and trying to get their lives back,” drug users. Instead, he found the patients
she said. “You would have no idea” they’re said Torres. “They can ex- to deal with the stigma even were those with chronic pain or anxiety.
taking medical cannabis.
pect to learn the different while scouting a location Dr. McCain meets with each prospec-
Unlike other medical marijuana facili- tive patient and assesses them – triages
ties making news as of late, McCain’s is a treatments available with for their medical clinic. It their condition. When she can, she reviews
doctor’s office – not a dispensary. She does their medical records.
not fill prescriptions; no marijuana is on medical marijuana.” took them five tries before
site. “I want to help the right people,” she
Those who attend and they could find a place that said, and ensure “they’re legit.”
Instead, she consults and educates pro-
spective patients and helps them navigate are candidates for medical would sign a lease. She encourages her patients to discuss
the Florida Department of Health’s Office medical marijuana use with their prima-
of Medical Marijuana Use to get their reg- marijuana use can pur- He said the best way ry care physicians as she believes the two
istration identification card. practices can be complementary.
chase their certificate at a to dispel the stigma is to
She also writes “orders” – akin to pre- The McCains are Fort Pierce natives and
scriptions – which are then dispensed at discounted rate. The state empower the patients. said they’re glad they’ve been able to find a
any number of medical marijuana dis- home for their clinic in St. Lucie West.
pensaries. One such dispensary, Liberty requires patients have “They’re treated like lep-
Health Sciences, is on track to open a facil- “This is our community and we’re hap-
ity in Port St. Lucie later this month. a 210-day certification, ers,” he said. “They need to py to be giving back to it,” Dr. McCain said.
At Friday’s event, representatives from which costs $125 at South- know (medical marijuana The Southern Comfort Medical Mar-
both Liberty and fellow dispensary Surt- ijuana Clinic is located at 540 NW Uni-
ern Comfort Medical Mar- Dr. Jessica McCain. use is) OK.” versity Blvd., Unit 202, Port St. Lucie. 772-
ijuana Clinic. To cover the Dr. McCain said she is 218-7262.
full year, the clinic offers happy she chose to branch
an annual certification for $225. During out from her primary care practice – which
the Southern Comfort Medical Marijuana she still has but remains separate from the
Social, patients can receive an annual cer- clinic.
tification at a discounted rate. “This is the most rewarding experience
Dr. McCain hopes that fellow doctors in as a medical professional,” Dr. McCain
the area will also attend the social to see said. She shared anecdotes of numerous
what she does at her clinic and help dis- patients who have been able to either dis-
pel some of the stigma still attached to the continue or severely cut back the amount
herb. of pharmaceuticals – such as opioids –
She pointed to 25,000 studies world- they take.
wide on the effects of medical marijuana Along with helping patients directly, she
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OH, THOSE RIVER NIGHTS!
PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN Kimberly Luedecke watches as her dog, Bella, gives a smooch to her
friend Kelly Lee at the firepit during the finale of River Nights sea-
son at the future site of Westmoreland Riverfront Park last Thurs-
day. Rainfall Reggae, left, provided musical entertainment.
Can-do attitude pervades Treasure Coast Business Summit & Expo
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ness Success.” Peter W. Busch, owner of merce, St. Lucie County Economic Develop- Development Center at Indian River State
Southern Eagle Distribution, will be the ment Council and city-sponsored event will College.
The Treasure Coast Business Summit & keynote speaker. He’ll speak at 10:50 a.m. be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Russ Blackburn, city
Expo is right around the corner. The expo Mary Dempsey, a business analyst at Florida manager, will speak. (For information about “They offer so many complimentary ser-
will have 140 spots for vendors to show off Power & Light ,will speak at 3:30 p.m. Trabul- that event, call the chamber at 772-595- vices for people looking to open a business
their goods and services at the Port St. Lucie sy said Dempsey will wow attendees with 9999, or visit www.StLucieChamber.org.) or are already in business,” Trabulsy said.
Civic Center on May 17. everything FPL has for small businesses,
which includes access to area demographics “The area update is obviously a great rea- The doors will open at 8 a.m. for vendors
“We still have some opportunities avail- the company has compiled. son to come,” Trabulsy said. to set up. The doors will open for attendees
able,” co-owner Dana Trabulsy said. “The at 10 a.m. Visitors, of course, are encour-
cutoff will be when we sell out.” “You can really narrow down where you The summit will also feature presenta- aged. Admission is $8. Members of Treasure
want to put your business,” Trabulsy said. tions of the second Trailblazers awards. Coast chambers of commerce can get com-
This is the 10th annual summit and expo. “It’s astounding the business data you can plimentary tickets. Trabulsy said chamber
The summit was proverbially born in adver- pull from what they offer.” “This is our second year of a new award, members should contact their organiza-
sity. “Ten years ago we were smack dab in the Trailblazer Award,” Trabulsy said. Four tions for those complimentary tickets.
the middle of a recession,” Trabulsy said. Also on tap for the summit is the Dyer women – one each from Indian River,
Auto Group’s Dyer Difference Award Pre- Okeechobee, Martin and St. Lucie counties Trabulsy said businesses that want to be
That, she said, shaped a lot of the can- sentation. That’ll be right after Port St. Luc- – will receive the awards. part of the expo need to register soon. Orga-
do, optimistic character of the summit and ie Mayor Greg Oravec speaks around 10:35 nizers are expecting to fill up.
expo. a.m. “It’s an open nomination (process),” Tra-
bulsy said. “We ask people to visit (www. “This is the time (registration) starts
“It the largest business-to-business net- Additionally, separate from but during the tcbizsummit.com/trailblazer-award) and ramping up,” she said. “We’re over halfway
working event on the Treasure Coast,” Tra- summit and expo at the Civic Center will be nominate women who’ve paved the way for full now.”
bulsy said. “It’s not your typical expo. Peo- the Port St. Lucie Annual Update Luncheon. other women.”
ple are actually doing business on the floor, The St. Lucie County Chamber of Com- The Port ST. Lucie Civic Center is at 9221
which we’re proud of.” Among those who will be on hand at the SE Civic Center Place. To register and see
summit and expo will be the Small Business more, visit www.tcbizsummit.com.
The theme this year is “Celebrating Busi-
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• Tradition Funerals PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
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Bob Walters takes the baton from Lori McCarthy during one of the Relay for Life
memorial activities at First Data Field in St. Lucie West last Saturday. Relay for Life benefits
the American Cancer Society and went on all night long to impart the message
takes planning. that cancer doesn’t sleep.
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AYCOCK SW Stony Creek Way SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. SW Keating Dr. Detention Center. gation show that the gun was purchased by
SW Hartwick Dr. a Port St. Lucie resident from the local Bass
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12571 SW TRADITION PKWY. not uncovered that there was or is a plan to The friend told investigators he had last
cause further crimes at the school,” Police seen the gun about a week before the inci-
port st. lucie spokesman Master Sgt. Frank Sabol wrote dent.
in a public statement.
772-618-2336 According to the investigation report, the
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the other gold – and 49 pieces of prop mov- investigators that it was not possible one of
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IN LOVING MEMORY
DENIS PATRICK BURKE, 72 geant. Awards and decorations include the Treasure Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie National Defense Service Medal and the Has Grown to Become
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Denis Patrick Burke, 72, of Port St. Lucie, Treasure Health!
born Jan. 31, 1946, passed away the after- Michael married Lorraine Dubikowicz in
noon of April 9, with the love of his life, Mau- 1969 and they lived on Long Island before Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
reen, by his side. relocating to Port St. Lucie in 1990. we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
Serving New York as a police officer and Michael was an automotive parts manag- palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
in emergency services for 22 years, he leaves er. He served his communities proudly as a better meet the needs of our community.
behind a legacy of courage, determination volunteer firefighter in Farmingdale, N.Y.,
and the willingness to fight for life. and the North Sea Fire Department in South- Licensed since 1982.
Diagnosed with cancer in July 2017, Denis Treasuring Life | To learn more,
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ance. He decided his life would not end in Lorraine; his two children, Colleen (hus-
sadness; rather, it would live on in the hearts band, Terry) of Holbrook, Mass., and Michael
and minds of his loved ones joyfully and full of Fort Sam Houston, Texas; his three grand-
of life. children, Ethan, Reid and Emma, of Erie, Pa.;
and his brother, Brian, of Skaneatelis, N.Y.
Denis will be greatly missed by those who
knew and loved him including his children, MARY BETH SHEELAR-DEEGAN, 54
grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law. St. Lucie County
MICHAEL D. CUNNINGHAM, 71 Mary Beth Sheelar-Deegan, 54, died April
Port St. Lucie 8, 2018, in Port St. Lucie. Beth was born in
Batavia, N.Y., and has been a resident of St.
Michael Dermuid Cunningham, 71, of Lucie County since 1978. She was an overly
Port St. Lucie,passed away on April 7. He loving mother and loved caring for animals.
was born to Emily (nee Cropsey-Kelly) and
Thomas Cunningham on Aug. 20, 1946, in Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca
Brooklyn, N.Y., the oldest of four children. Deegan of Stuart, and Rachel Deegan of Vero
Beach; mother, Joanne Sheelar of Fort Pierce;
Michael served as a Combat Engineer and sister, Barb Graff of Port St. Lucie; and broth-
Military Police in the United States Army ers, Mike (Cindy) Sheelar of Fort Pierce, and
from 1966 to 1968, earning the rank of ser- Joe (Amy) Sheelar of Maryland.
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Living him farther away from the flames. PHOTO COURTESY OF IRC FIRE AND RESCUE
The Brennity Another woman screamed in agony
at Tradition in mud puddles unaware that most of
Lifestyle at the other side of the parking lot. Her his toys and the place we called home
face – now no longer recognizable – was was now gone.
Experience the vibrant lifestyle at The Brennity at Tradition. blackened by soot.
Enjoy a game of golf, take in a movie at the theater, have Days later he would ask for his favor-
drinks with friends at the pub, go for a swim in the pool, or Her clothes were gone. Someone had ite Mickey Mouse shirt. I had to explain
relax at the spa and salon. All of this and much more is why wrapped her in a blanket and given her to him that the fire took it, that the
The Brennity at Tradition is the perfect lifestyle for you. a chair. smoke, water and debris ruined most of
our things. “Not nice fire,” he said with
Call us today to schedule a tour! It took me a few minutes to realize the sort of blunt authority only a 2-year-
she was someone I knew. Just the night old can muster. “Give it back.”
COT TAGES • INDEPENDENT LIVING before, we were chatting outside as her
ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE dog did tricks for my toddler. Charlie I’m not sure if my son will ever get his
laughed and giggled as the black mutt favorite red T-shirt back. Our home is
772.345.2700 | BrennityTradition.com sat and spoke on command. no longer livable, and our insurance has
begun the process of sorting everything
10685 SW. Stony Creek Way | Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 This morning her adult daughters we own into two piles: things that can
AL 11796 paced our shared lawn in shock. One be salvaged, and things considered a
had cut her foot. The only way to escape total loss.
from the second-floor window, she said,
had been to jump. Even though the latter is the bigger
pile, I don’t agree with the terminology.
I stood barefoot in my pajamas,
holding my 2-year-old son tightly to my An event like this can put things in
hip, watching helplessly alongside my perspective in a way nothing else can.
neighbors. My neighbor, the man whose name I
can never remember, died days later in
There was no place for us to go. The the hospital. My family is alive. It’s not a
fire trucks had blocked our cars. Hardly total loss for us.
any of us had thought to grab our keys
or wallets. We moved to Vero Beach last July. We
still know relatively few people in town,
I had gone to bed early Saturday night yet during this crisis support has come
knowing it was my turn to wake up with from the most unexpected places.
our son. I planned to take him to the
park and the library. Instead, I watched Volunteers with the Red Cross were at
the flames in disbelief while he stomped our development within hours handing
out debit cards with emergency funds.
Cheryl One of our neighbors, a young man who
had grown up here and had family to
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$35 00Touch Up Reg. $5500 The teachers at my husband’s school
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short-term rental for my mother spent line offered her beachside condo at well town. He was contemplating making a name.
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help our family find a place to stay. The had a good place to live while we sorted at his school. “People are doing a lot of In times of tragedy, it is people – not
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for free. They didn’t even mention the take care of each other. We must learn
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OWNERS HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR HALF-CENT SALES TAX He said that not all neighborhoods
NEW AERIAL ACADEMY IN SLW would see a direct benefit from the sales
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 tax increase – if approved – but residents
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “You’re attached in safety lines, and driving around town could surely see that
there’s a guy pulling the lines,” he said. The current sales tax rate in St. Lucie work needs to be done.
Running away and joining the circus “We don’t completely manipulate you, County is 6.5 percent. Neighboring and
has never been easier. but we help you.” nearby counties, including Indian River, “This will make a difference in people’s
Palm Beach, Brevard and Okeechobee, lives,” Oravec said. “This will improve
The Port St. Lucie City Council re- It’s comparable to electronic bicycles have a sales tax rate of 7 percent. lives in Port St. Lucie.”
cently green-lighted a special excep- that add power as a rider pedals. Some
tion for Momentum Aerial Academy add power on a curve – the harder the “We don’t take taxation lightly in PSL,” The question is: How does it get paid
to open at the St. Lucie West Industrial rider pedals, the more power the bicycle Mayor Gregory Oravec said shortly before for? He asked if only property own-
Park. Co-owners Billy and Angel Ha- adds to a point at which it backs off and the City Council’s unanimous vote on the ers should have to pay, or if the burden
vik said Momentum will teach children allows the rider to do the work. The idea citizens’ priority list. “We’re working on should be shared by all who come to Port
and adults how to do the amazing feats is, over time, the rider gains strength decreasing our millage rate – we’ve de- St. Lucie.
they’ve seen at circuses. and needs less of the motorized help to creased it two years in a row. We’ve cut 25
percent of our debt. But we are a growing, Councilman John Carvelli floated a
“Try basically everything you see maintain higher speeds. thriving city.” suggestion that the city put some money
Cirque du Soleil do in Billy Havik said the in- into the Tradition area, specifically the
their show,” Billy Havik structors manipulat- He said that if the city and its residents city’s recently acquired Southern Grove.
said. ing the safety lines will want Port St. Lucie to remain the safest He said the city could put in $1 million
do much the same. As large city in Florida with moving traffic worth of infrastructure for a 25-acre par-
And he would know. trainees progress with and the ability to get around town safely, cel and market it for a vocational/tech
Havik worked as a cre- increasingly difficult the city must work on the various infra- center.
ative director for the maneuvers, the trainers structure projects, such as sidewalks and
famed entertainment will add help until the road improvements. “This could be very juicy,” Carvelli said,
company. trainees’ strength and adding that the School District might be
skill make the assistance “We don’t have many funding sources,” interested in the property. “They might
Momentum is reno- increasingly unneeded. he said, noting that there are property want to jump on that.”
vating 550 NW Mercan- “The better people are, the less we do taxes, sales tax and a couple others they
tile Place with plans to to help them with the safety lines,” Billy can tap to get the work done. His fellow council members expressed
open in time for the next Havik said. support for the idea, but not the funding
school year, the Haviks said in a phone He added that the training process the Port St. Lucie hired a firm to conduct a source, noting that it wasn’t something
interview after the City Council’s regular couple developed is unique in aerial ac- scientific study to determine what sales included in the scientific study.
meeting on March 26. robatics training. “I’ve spent about two tax-funded projects the citizens would
years doing risk assessment to where support. Instead, the council decided to stick
“We’re opening this up to everyone,” anybody could try these things,” he said. to the priority list as defined in the study
Billy Havik said. “We start with kids at age Billy Havik said critical to Momentum The priorities list includes completing and discuss a potential vocation/tech
5 and go up to 80.” Academy will be seasoned instructors the sidewalks master plan, improving center in the future with other funding.
working in conjunction with the physical traffic flow along St. Lucie West Boule-
Billy Havik teaches circus aerial acro- assistance. “All these things are not just a vard, funding the city’s road repaving Oravec, having heard the discussion
batics at Club Med Sandpiper Bay. An- little park where you run out and try to do master plan, and making major improve- regarding Carvelli’s suggestion, said he
gel Havik has a degree in education and things,” he said. “We assist you in a struc- ments to both Port St. Lucie Boulevard knew his idea wouldn’t fly but brought it
certification for circus instruction. Mo- tured environment.” and Floresta Drive. up anyway. He said it would be nice to set
mentum is going to have an afterschool At the meeting, Mayor Greg Oravec aside some funds as a “challenge grant”
program that’ll combine their skills. An- said he’s pleased the St. Lucie West indus- Shifting some of the funds around, the to help with making physical security im-
gel Havik said Momentum will provide trial area has also become an entertain- City Council also agreed to add improve- provements on school campuses.
transportation to the facility, homework ment and instruction area. ments to U.S. 1.
assistance and physical activity. “All that “You have all these entertainment Carvelli, a former School Board mem-
will be left for the parents is great quality uses,” he said. “I think it’s fun.” Several projects are associated with ber, said that it would be a nice offer, but
time with their kids,” she said. the St. Lucie West Boulevard allocation of hardening campuses should be on the
sales tax revenue. School District and funded through their
Billy Havik explained that the cou- own capital improvements plans.
ple has developed a tandem system of The city hopes to address chronic con-
instruction and guidelines to help folks gestion by widening California Boulevard “I think that’s their responsibility,” he
learn amazing aerial acrobatics. between St. Lucie West Boulevard and Del said.
Rio Boulevard. Southbound right-turn
and thru lanes could be added to the in- Ultimately, the council approved the
tersection at Bayshore Boulevard. And recommended priority list as cultivated
other improvements could be made to from the citizens’ survey.
the intersections at Peacock Boulevard, at
California, and at Cashmere. “This will get done,” said Oravec. “And
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Shock talk: Heart experts debate benefits of ‘LifeVest’
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer fibrillation (rapid, uncontrolled, ineffective Dr. Daniel Wubneh. a vest about a month or maybe two months
heartbeat), the device sounds an alarm to prior to her coming here. She had what she
The best laid plans of mice, men – and verify that the patient is non-responsive. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE thought [was] a single episode [in which]
biotech engineering companies – sometimes If the patient is conscious, the patient has she had just passed out. But she actually had
go awry. time to respond to the alarms by pressing the neighborhood of 200 to 1,700 volts. ventricular fibrillation arrest. Cardiac arrest.
two buttons to stop the treatment sequence. Zoll says “the LifeVest is used for a wide And it took about 45 seconds [for her Life-
Take, for example, the Zoll LifeVest, a If the patient does not respond, the device Vest] to deliver the appropriate shocks. She
wearable defibrillator designed and engi- warns bystanders that a shock is about to be range of patient conditions or situations, was defibrillated twice. And she regained
neered to be worn by heart patients at risk delivered. If the arrhythmia continues and including following a heart attack, before spontaneous circulation and became coher-
for sudden cardiac arrest. the patient still does not respond, a treat- or after bypass surgery or stent placement, ent and came to the hospital and we were
ment shock is delivered through the gar- as well as for those with cardiomyopathy or able to treat her and she walked out of here.”
Dr. Daniel Wubneh, a personable and eru- ment electrodes.” congestive heart failure that places them at
dite cardiologist with the Indian River Medi- particular risk,” and Wubneh can vouch for That said, other news in 2018 has been
cal Center, says “I think it’s a great tool for the That shock, according to Wubneh, is “be- at least one case in which it performed flaw- less kind to Zoll’s LifeVest.
right patient,” but he freely admits it’s not for tween 150 and 200 joules,” or somewhere in lessly.
everyone and is also quick to point out there In a January article, MedCityNews report-
seem to be at least some flaws in the product. “I recently had a patient a few weeks ago,” ed “a patient who died when a Zoll LifeVest
Wubneh explains, “who was visiting from failed to work has led the manufacturer Zoll
Zoll Medical Group, located in Pittsburgh, out of town. A lovely woman who was on Medical and the FDA to issue a safety alert
Pa., is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Group. vacation here and she had just been fitted in for physicians and patients using the wear-
Its LifeVest first garnered FDA approval in able heart monitor and external defibrilla-
2001 and has been continuously updated tor.”
The FDA said “ideally, the LifeVest mon-
According to the Cleveland Clinic, “there itors the patient’s heart, delivering a treat-
are two main components to the LifeVest: a ment shock as needed to restore the patient’s
garment and a monitor. The lightweight gar- heartbeat to a normal rhythm.” However, it
ment is worn under clothing and contains went on to say, “it is aware that in certain cas-
electrodes to pick up the patient’s electro- es the LifeVest 4000 may not be able to deliv-
cardiogram or ECG. The monitor, about the er a life-saving treatment shock to a patient
size of a paperback book, is worn around the due to a fault that prevents the device from
waist like a fanny pack or from a shoulder charging its high-energy capacitors.”
The news was worse in March.
“The monitor reads the patient’s ECG An article on FierceBioTech, a website
continuously. If the patient has ventricular
tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) or ventricular
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using the wearable defibrillator the week af- “I will say,” Wubneh concludes, “speaking
ter they had a heart attack were just as likely as a physician, there are [doctors] who are on
to suffer sudden cardiac death in the next both sides of this argument. I think it seems
three months as patients who received con- that those who have experienced a patient
ventional therapy.” being saved by [these vests] seem to be a lit-
tle bit more in the camp of support for it,” but
While Wubneh sees the potential benefits ultimately, it’s the patients’ decision to make.
of this high-tech device, he insists “I think
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WORKOUT CONUNDRUM: IS THAT PAIN GOOD OR BAD?
BY GABRIELLA BOSTON | The Washington Post sides of the body. (For example, if you’re do- P● ain only felt at a particular angle and doing 20 minutes of no-impact cardio
ing bench press and the left shoulder is hurt- during a movement or exercise. as the body – muscles, tendons, ligaments
No pain, no gain. We’ve all heard it, and ing but not the right one, that could be a sign and bones – gets used to the extra stress.
some people wear it like a badge of honor of an injury, Gwathmey says.) P● ain that doesn’t subside after 48
after a hard workout. But is it true? Can pain hours. The goal is to create muscle balance and
really be a good thing? P● ain that can also be described as a range of motion, Brooks says, so exercises
muscle burn or fatigue (as opposed to a S● tiffness and swelling after an exercise. can be performed accurately. Otherwise,
“Yes, in a way it’s true, but we have to dis- sharp pain). P● ain felt in an area not targeted by a “bad” pain is likely to be felt in the “wrong”
tinguish between good pain and bad pain,” drill (for example your back hurts when place.
says Elizabeth Brooks, a personal trainer. ● Discomfort that is located in a muscle, you’re doing sit-ups).
not deep in a joint. ● Pain on only one side of the body even Says Christopher Ricardo, a physical ther-
Muscle soreness after exercise is often though you’re doing a movement that is bi- apist: “If you’re doing a sit-up you should
a sign of delayed onset muscle soreness, Discomfort in the area targeted by the lateral (for example bench press). feel it in your abs, not in your back.” In other
which is the feeling we get when our mus- drills (for example if you’re doing a plank it ● Clicking and popping in joints accom- words, be mindful as you go through your
cle fibers tear (during workouts) and then should be felt in your abs, not your back). panied by pain. routine – with or without a trainer – that
repair (during rest and recovery). AVOIDING ‘BAD’ PAIN you’re feeling the mild burn in the targeted
● Clicking and popping in a joint with- Sometimes pain is caused by a traumatic muscles as opposed to any joint pain. Watch
“You have to push past your comfort zone out pain. injury and you have no choice but to stop also for muscular pain in a non-targeted
to get gain,” Brooks says. Even the most fit THE BAD the activity and seek medical help – like tear- area.
people can get muscle soreness if they do ing your ACL while skiing. But often sports
something new or add duration, intensity or S● harp pain. injuries happen over time when people do “Also, if soreness or pain is affecting how
external load to their exercise. Pain deep inside a joint. too much, too quickly, Gwathmey says. “You you’re moving during your workout – that’s
have to let the body adjust over time.” not a good thing,” Ricardo says. It can cause
But the problem with “no pain, no gain,” Brooks says sometimes new clients come you to use bad form, which might cause or
says Winston Gwathmey, an orthopedic sur- in thinking they can pick up where they left contribute to an injury. If you lack range of
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physician for its sports teams, is that it can “That’s completely irrelevant. If you ha- cause you to lean forward in your lunges,
be tricky to distinguish between good pain ven’t worked out for the past six months to which over time can create knee pain.
and bad pain. a year you are a beginner,” she says. “You
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But there are a few pretty universal signs you’re still a beginner.” body, Gwathmey says. Everyone needs to
to look for as we try to distinguish between That means starting easy with lots of develop his or her own wisdom about levels
the good and the bad. body-weight exercises, focusing on the core of discomfort and what those mean. If it’s
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A DIETITIAN’S 5 STEPS TO LOWERING YOUR CANCER RISK
BY CHRISTY BRISSETTE | The Washington Post one, plant-based foods contain fiber, which is
needed for a healthy digestive system and
Everyone knows someone who has been promotes a healthy gut microbiota, a key
through cancer. My father was diagnosed part of your immune system.
with colon cancer when I was 14 years Vegetables, fruit and other plants also
old and died when I was 17. It was and contain phytochemicals, compounds
still is a devastating loss. which protect your cells from dam-
age that can progress to cancer. Just
Ever since, I’ve been passionate like your investment portfolio, with
about researching the nutrition and phytochemicals you want to diversify
cancer connection. for the best results. Eat a minimum
of 2½ cups of vegetables and fruit
Data from the Centers for Disease every day in a variety of colors and
Control and Prevention and the Na- you’ll be on your way to reducing
tional Cancer Institute suggest that your cancer risk.
45 percent of cancer deaths are be- There has been some public con-
cause of risk factors we can control, cern that soy may increase the risk of
including smoking, drinking too hormone-related cancers. Soybeans
much alcohol and eating a poor-qual- contain isoflavones, compounds that are
similar to the hormone estrogen but much
Rumors are always circulating that weaker. Overall, research suggests that soy
certain foods can cure cancer, but the doesn’t increase cancer risk and may even re-
truth is you need to eat a variety of poten- duce the risk of prostate, breast and gastrointes-
tially cancer-fighting foods to reduce your risk. tinal cancers. My advice for soy is the same as my
And most of these foods are plants. advice for all foods: Choose whole foods that are min-
imally processed. Go for soybeans (edamame) or tofu
Choose a plant-based diet rather than mock meats made out of heavily processed soy
The American Institute for Cancer Research recom- and often loaded with preservatives.
mends that at least two-thirds of your plate be filled with
foods that come from plants, such as vegetables, fruit, puls- Limit processed and red meats
es and whole grains. The remaining portion can include foods Red meat contains compounds that can damage intestinal lining and
that come from animals such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs and dairy
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about how much you eat, and your over- way you’re getting a variety of nutrients
all diet. Eating more than 18 ounces of that often work better together. Getting
beef, pork and lamb a week is associat- too much of certain nutrients can in-
ed with a higher risk of colorectal can- crease your risk of some cancers – for ex-
cer, so keep your amounts below that. To ample, smokers who take vitamin A sup-
help you visualize, three to four ounces plements could be increasing their risk of
of meat is the size of a deck of cards, so lung cancer
you could have that portion five times a
week. If you want a larger portion, have It’s tough to overdose on nutrients in
red meat less often. food vs. supplements. Always talk to your
doctor and dietitian before adding sup-
Whether bacon or hot dogs or deli plements to your routine.
meats, processed meats contain preser-
vatives that, when eaten regularly, in- Excess body fat, especially around the
crease your risk of stomach and colon midsection, appears to increase the risk
cancers. If you enjoy processed meats, of about a dozen different types of can-
have them only on special occasions. cer. You might think of fat as an inert
substance, but it’s an organ that affects
Watch your alcohol intake hormone levels and releases substances
Wine – especially red wine – contains that can increase inflammation and cell
a phytochemical called resveratrol that division, creating an ideal environment
may boost heart health. But drinking any for cancer to develop. That’s why getting
type of alcohol, even in small amounts, to a healthy weight (and doing it in a way
is linked to higher breast cancer risk. If that gives you all of the potential can-
you do drink, limit yourself to two drinks cer-fighting nutrients you need) is one of
a day for men and one drink a day for the most important things you can do to
women. And take a look at how gener- lower your cancer risk.
ous your pour is. A standard drink is 1½
ounces of spirits, five ounces of wine or Trim excess body fat
12 ounces of regular beer. You don’t have to be perfect with your
diet. Even if you are, that doesn’t guaran-
Choose food over supplements tee you’ll be cancer-free forever. Eating
There always seems to be a new herb as healthfully as possible reduces your
or supplement rumored to prevent can- cancer risk, and occasional indulgences
cer. The research often isn’t there to back minimize stress and are part of socializ-
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[email protected] of the backyard and the lake. If you’ve ever
Over 25 Years In Business! wanted a “home in the country,” this house
The house at 7240 Marsh Terrace, in feels just like it. This is one of many spots
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Marsh Landing at PGA Village, looks great where you can imagine sitting with morn-
VOTED #1 FLOORING from the front or the back. The front of the ing coffee and enjoying the view.
STORE in St. Lucie Co. house is beautifully landscaped with foli-
AGAIN! age and flowers as you come up the curved The kitchen itself is 11 feet, 3 inches-by-10
walkway to the wrought iron gate and feet, 10 inches and has lighter granite coun-
wooden doors with etched glass inserts. The tertops, white cabinetry with under-cabinet
$18.99 sq. yd.
Carpet Starting at
$14.99 sq yd Installed 5$ 49
Starting at $3.99 sq ft
5Wood $ 99
Flooring Sq. Ft.
Starting @ Installed
Made in the U.S.A. $349sq. ft. Installed back … well, as we tour the house, you’ll dis- lighting, stainless appliances and a break-
w/premium cover why the back is so special. fast bar. Again, the view is wonderful and it’s
Laminate padding easy to imagine a host and hostess talking
You come inside to an entryway with with guests as they move indoors and out,
Kitchen 18x18 Porcelain bright wood-look tile flooring and volume or watching kids and grandkids while mak-
Cabinets Tile ceilings that give an open and airy feel. The ing a snack.
Ceramic Tile living room, a really magnificent 32 feet by
Now Available! 4$ 59 15 feet, curves around to the eat-in kitchen The master bedroom, a spacious 16-3-
High Quality 3$ 59 Sq. Ft. and suddenly you say “Wow,” because the by-15-10, is a retreat in itself. It has a ban-
at The Best Sq. Ft.
Price INSTALLED BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW
Reg. $3.99 Sq. Ft. Includes Presidential Cove
443 SW Jefferson Circle
Thin Setting Grout Golf view, move in ready,
& Rip out of Old Carpet new roof, new A/C, new
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Hurricane Impact Doors
& Impact Glass,
We Have It All!
quette underneath the window that would For Isabelle Pollock, agent for Lang Real- Transform Your Existing Door from
be an ideal place to sit and read and watch ty, these details make the house special. Boring to Beautiful!
the lake. This house reminds me of a quote
from a favorite character in a Nora Roberts “This home has been meticulously cared ■ Glass patterns for every style & budget
novel who wanted to stay where she was, for and beautifully updated,” she said. “It ■ Customize to your style
except there were so many other places she has a new roof from 2015, custom window ■ Impact Glass & Impact Doors
needed to be lazy in. This house is like that. treatments and numerous updates.” ■ Wood Interior/Exterior Doors
There are so many great places to relax and ■ Fiberglass Doors
enjoy the view. The bedroom also has direct There are two additional bedrooms, one ■ Patio & Sliding Glass Doors
access to the patio, so you can also enjoy it 14-by-12-6 and the other 13-by-11-7. They ■ Framed/Frameless Shower Units
from outside. There are two closets and the share another full bath and the two rooms ■ Etching
master bath has been newly renovated, with are ideal as guest rooms, rooms for kids, or ■ Schlage Hardware
dual sinks with granite countertops, new as an office or den. The design of the house ■ Mirror Wraps
tile flooring and a frameless glass shower. gives a lot of flexibility to adapt it to meet
your family’s needs. Regency Square
CONTINUED ON PAGE 28 2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart • Licensed & Insured
FEATURES FOR 7240 MARSH TERRACE 772.463.6500
Neighborhood: Marsh Landing in PGA Village
Year built: 1994 • Construction: CBS
Square footage: 2,201 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,159
Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2 • Flooring: carpet, tile
Security: Manned gate, owner system
Additional features: lake views, roof new in 2015, custom win-
Community amenities: basketball, biking and jogging, billiards,
clubhouse, fitness center, game room, library, picnic area, play-
ground, pool, tennis
Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Isabelle Pollock, 772-713-3221
Listing price: $319,900
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A brisk week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front saw 22 single-family residenc-
es and lots change hands from April 9-13 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 8633 Tompson Point Road. First listed in February for
$595,000, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,669-square-foot house sold for $515,000 on April 10.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 20007 SW Morolo Way. Originally listed in No-
vember for $474,990, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,181-square-foot house fetched $455,686
on April 9.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8633 TOMPSON POINT ROAD 2/7/2018 $595,000 4/10/2018 $455,686
PORT SAINT LUCIE 20007 SW MOROLO WAY 11/28/2017 $474,990 4/9/2018 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7313 MARSH TERRACE 4/3/2017 $429,900 4/12/2018 $322,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11290 SW WYNDHAM WAY 2/1/2018 $322,000 4/12/2018 $318,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11457 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 12/12/2017 $339,900 4/13/2018 $309,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5984 NW FAVIAN AVENUE 9/27/2017 $319,900 4/11/2018 $290,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 269 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 2/7/2018 $299,000 4/13/2018 $290,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11378 SW ROCKINGHAM 2/4/2018 $299,900 4/9/2018 $288,625
PORT SAINT LUCIE 810 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 1/30/2018 $288,625 4/12/2018 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12200 SW KEATING DRIVE 11/13/2017 $289,000 4/11/2018 $276,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1015 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 11/1/2017 $299,900 4/11/2018 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 137 NW MAGNOLIA LAKES BOULEVARD 2/16/2018 $274,500 4/9/2018 $233,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1772 SW PALERMO ROAD 1/30/2018 $269,900 4/12/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
20007 SW Morolo Way, Port Saint Lucie 7313 Marsh Terrace, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 11/28/2017 Listing Date: 4/3/2017
Original Price: $474,990 Original Price: $429,900
Sold: 4/9/2018 Sold: 4/12/2018
Selling Price: $455,686 Selling Price: $375,000
Listing Agent: Marc Friedman Listing Agent: Allen McArthur
Selling Agent: Kolter Homes Realty, LLC Selling Agent: Sharon J. Kelly Realty Inc.
Marc Friedman Allen McArthur
Kolter Homes Realty, LLC Sharon J. Kelly Realty Inc.
11290 SW Wyndham Way, Port Saint Lucie 11457 SW Kingslake Circle, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 2/1/2018 Listing Date: 12/12/2017
Original Price: $322,000 Original Price: $339,900
Sold: 4/12/2018 Sold: 4/13/2018
Selling Price: $322,000 Selling Price: $318,000
Listing Agent: Anna Schramke Listing Agent: Corinne Lexer
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Anna Schramke Jason A Sinclair
Keller Williams Realty RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 Of course, PGA Village offers many ame-
nities, and if you want to socialize a bit, you
Now for that backyard. There is a tiled have the clubhouse, with a library, fitness
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1 “One Night of Queen”:
Raise your hand if you’ve
ever sung “Bohemian Rhapsody”
while on a road trip with a bunch
of pals. Or “Another One Bites
the Dust.” While Freddie Mercu-
ry and the ’70s British rock band
phenom “Queen” are gone, Scot-
tish singer Gary Mullen and his
band – The Works – keep the leg-
end alive, and they’re returning
to the Sunrise Theatre this Satur-
day with “One Night of Queen,”
an absolutely explosive “high
energy, fully-realized Queen con-
cert,” trumpets the show pro-
mo. And it is. Mullen’s ability to
channel Mercury, Queen’s late,
great front man, is amazing, and
the two-hour show, bringing all
the sweat, stamina and state-of-
the-art staging of the Mercury
days, has been touring to packed
houses all over the U.K., Germa-
ny, Portugal, Holland, Belgium,
France and New Zealand pretty
much non-stop since 2001. Mul-
len’s got the pipes, the look, the
showmanship and the charisma.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are
$39 and $45. 772-461-4775.
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LYRIC CARRIES ON ‘AWESOME’ SUMMER CAMP TRADITION
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer like to keep it in that tradition be-
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The word at the Lyric is AWE- my experience and those com-
SOME! Summer Camp is that the ing on board, we’d like to make it
more things change, the more they even better than it already is.”
stay the same. Lauren Epsenhart, Epsenhart said that each year
the Lyric’s new director of educa- is different because of the cre-
tion, plans to continue the success- ative talents involved.
ful framework of the camps while “The creative staff will come
adding some of her own touches. together and write scripts and
There are, as always, two ses- music,” she said. “It’s very col-
sions, each with a different theme. laborative. There are different
Session One, from June 11-29 is themes and talents and it truly
called “From the Inside Out,” and is a different camp every year.
works on the idea of accepting Campers ‘act up’ at one of last year’s Lyric AWESOME Summer Camp sessions. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE That’s what attracted me to want-
who you are. Campers will come ing to be a part of it; the different
together in a harmonious musical themes and talents going into it.”
“extravaganza” of what it means to accept and respect the rhythm and vocal performances; and in dance, campers While each session of the camp ends with a “Sharing,”
face you see in the mirror. spend time in a variety of dance genres. Then there is just which is a live presentation on the Lyric stage, those camp-
Session Two, from July 9-27, is called “Unplugged.” plain be-a-kid fun, like arts and crafts, game shows, movie ers who don’t want to be on stage can join the stage crew
Campers will actually find time to connect to each other days and outdoor recreation. The camp calls itself “a camp and work behind the scenes, helping to build props, scen-
without electronic interruptions. with a conscience,” and the performing arts serve to help ery and run the show. It’s all part of the emphasis of the
Both sessions are for campers from first to eighth grade. teach character-building and skills like teamwork, self-dis- camp.
The hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cipline, problem-solving, tolerance and kindness. “We really focus on the whole child,” Epsenhart said.
camp takes place at Flagler Place, just down the block from Epsenhart, the new director, said that she has a great “We help them find their way and take away life skills in
the Lyric in downtown Stuart. template from which to work. She also has an impressive the process that they can use in their own lives.”
Tuition is $395 with a 10 percent discount for siblings. A resume that includes a Master of Fine Arts degree in musi-
payment plan is available. cal theatre writing from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of The Lyric’s AWESOME! Summer Camp will take place at
A typical day at LASC is spending time in drama, learn- the Arts, an educational background and a production of Flagler Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart. Call Lauren Ep-
ing basic acting principles, creative writing and staging; her own show off-Broadway. senhart at 772-220-1942, ext. 205 or send an email to edu-
in music, the focus is on learning the basics of singing, “The camp is so loved by so many families that I would [email protected]
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OUR RESIDENT FRANCOPHILE IS PLANNING AHEAD
Paris ... ... Monte Carlo ... ... Antibes.
I bought a bath mat. I know what you’re and I realized that I’d loved Provence and I’ll stay in Provence for three days and perfume is made and which includes a visit
wanted to return to Arles and see Aix-en- then take the train to Nice for six days on to a perfume factory. I can’t wait to see An-
thinking. It must be a slow week in the Provence, with Avignon as a base. I can the French Riviera. I pause as I type that to tibes, a resort that is well-known to Agatha
take local trains to the different places. take it in. I am going to the French Riviera. Christie fans because it was a playground
newsroom if I’m giving you my shopping Can you say Cannes? I will wear a head for the wealthy and those on the make. I’ll
This all began, as it always does, when scarf and big sunglasses and probably be probably imagine that I see Hercule Poirot
list. However, eagle-eyed readers of this I returned from the previous trip and, just mistaken for a movie star, one hiding out strolling down the street.
for fun, looked up airfares. This time, I from her latest face lift. I will gladly sign au-
SHELLEY space (you know who found a round-trip to Paris for $576. I have tographs, especially on credit card receipts. I will stay in Nice for six days and then
KOPPEL you are) will remember this little deal with myself that if I don’t return to Paris for another overnight stay.
that last year, when think I can stay home for that amount, Using Nice as a base, I will tour the I learned that it was good for me to make
I book the flight. I’ll fly to Paris and stay city on my own because it is eminently the trip home after a good night’s sleep.
MY TAKE I went to France, my overnight and then take the train to Avi- walkable. I’ll take half-day excursions that That way, I’ll be ready for my close-up.
big challenge was not gnon. I’ve printed out walking tours for the use air-conditioned vans and take no more
places I plan to visit and will probably use than six-eight passengers. My young friend Ashley was kind
cracking my head getting in and out of them until I start wandering after some- enough to give me a travel notebook to
thing that catches my eye. I can be easily I’ll take one to Monaco and Monte take with me and I will take lots of notes.
high bath tubs with slick surfaces. The bath distracted by shiny objects. Carlo and another to Cannes, Antibes and I can’t wait to share the adventures with
Grasses, which is where much of France’s you.
mat rolls up, will take up little room in my
luggage and perhaps save my life.
That lead-in is, of course, my way of
announcing that I am, again, returning
to France in September. I thought of a lot
of places and kinds of trips I’d like to take
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ELLIOTT’S SUMMER ARTS CAMPS
PERFECT FOR KIDS FROM 7 TO 14
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer that include decorative and functional piec-
[email protected] es and garden art.
There are so many performing arts camps Arts and crafts are so popular that there
in our area that it is easy to overlook the fact will be two different camps for different age
that all children do not express themselves groups. Melissa Nelson will hold the first
through the performing arts. We have a gem camp, for those 7-10, July 9-13, and the sec-
in the Elliott Museum in Stuart and it has of- ond camp, for those 11-14, July 16-20. Proj-
fered summer programs for several years in ects will include painting, papier mache,
a variety of media. clay and lots more.
The Summer Arts Camps are for artists Art camps at the Elliott run Monday
7-14, and there are six age-specific programs through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Instruc-
taught by area artists and art professionals. tion, quality materials and a snack are includ-
ed. Each Friday at 11:30 a.m., parents and
The first camp is one of the most popular. family are invited to a reception to view the
Livia DeBonet’s Digital Photography Camp week’s work. It’s important to note that class
will run from June 11-15, and youngsters size is limited to 12; campers and places fill
will learn to use their digital cameras from quickly. Parents can register online at www.
a variety of projects. They’ll also practice elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.
composition and special techniques. The
Wednesday class will take place at the House Robin Lee Makowski, art studio and ex-
of Refuge and the young photographers will hibitions coordinator at the Elliott, said that
show off their three best works at a Friday everyone looks forward to the annual camps.
reception for family. “We look forward to seeing our artists again
each summer for Art Camp. Many of them
Artists 9-14 will have the opportunity to have been in the program for six years and
practice Drawing and Painting with Jen Fog- are coming back again this year. It’s fun to
lia in two different sessions: June 18-22 and watch them develop their skills and get bet-
July 23-27. ter and better every year.”
Foglia takes students through several Even if you don’t have a budding artist,
projects designed to build skills using a va- you might want to stop in at the Elliott with
riety of media. the family for the high-flying exhibit, “Kites:
Art on a String,” that runs through July 1.
What could be more fun than getting
down and dirty? Young artists 7-10 will have The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE
the chance to play in the “mud” as they work Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Call 772-225-1961, ext.
with Mia Lindberg during Ceramics Camp 121 or visit www.elliottmuseum.org.
June 25-29. Campers will create original clay
pieces and will be kept busy with projects
Expires 04-27-18 COMING UP 3 The ebullient, internationally
Expires 04-27-18 heralded Silkroad Ensemble – a
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 definite must-see for fans of master
cellist Yo-Yo Ma (and of inter-cultural,
2 The gifted young musicians of Indi- inter-discipline, inter-generational mu-
an River State College’s Performing sical mixing) – will perform this Satur-
Arts Department present a weekend of day, April 21, at the Kravis in West Palm.
instrumental and choral music this Satur- Silkroad, says Wikipedia, is a not-for-
day and Sunday, April 21-22, profit organization creat-
at the McAlpin. You’re sure ed by the charming cellist
to hear a favorite or two Sat- in 1998 as a collaboration
urday, at the wind ensem- among artists and institu-
ble/instrumental concert tions to promote “multicul-
“From Classical to Contem- tural artistic exchange, and
porary,” a diverse mix of mu- study the ebb and flow of
sic from classical wind and ideas.” Ma’s exuberant en-
band to Broadway and the semble itself consists of vir-
movies. Adding visual inter- tuoso musicians, compos-
est, there’ll be video camer- ers, arrangers, visual artists
as “live streaming” individ- and storytellers from 20
ual performers on screens Silkroad Ensemble.
countries, and plays instru-
during the concert. Saturday ments ranging from world
curtain is 2 p.m. On Sunday, same venue, percussion to Western strings to the Chi-
it’ll be a “salute to Choral Masterworks,” a nese sheng (mouth organ). Pre-concert,
choir presentation featuring stirring and at 7 p.m., in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby, en-
beautiful choruses from Haydn’s “The Cre- joy “Beyond the Stage” – a free musical
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‘Mamma Mia!’: Simply song-sational entertainment
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent former seems incapable of a misstep. She has
tackled the big roles for women in American
Riverside Theatre throws the gauntlet at your musical theater, including lead roles in national
tours of “Wicked” (Elphaba), “Evita” (Eva) and
feet with its professional production of “Mam- “Cats” (Grizabella). Here, she stops the show
with her heart-wrenching performance of “The
ma Mia!” So relent. Pick it up and have a ball at Winner Takes It All” when she agonizes over the
end of her relationship with Sam, her real lost
this bouncy juke-box musical. love.
This “Mamma Mia!” is simply as good as it Sam is the most seriously drawn of the trio
of possible fathers. He is played by Eric Kunze,
gets. It has personality, beauty, energy, passion who has that experienced, stage ease and
meticulous perfection which comes from a
and Broadway-worthy performances. lot of professional experience. Indeed, he has
performed major roles on Broadway includ-
The musical’s book is by ing Marius in “Les Miserables” and Chris in
“Miss Saigon.” He and Brummel deliver a
THEATRE Catherine Johnson and is all sensational “S.O.S.” when it’s clear they still
REVIEW about love. The composi- love each other.
tions and lyrics are by Benny Jonas Cohen is wonderful and heartfelt as Harry
Bright, a bumbling Londoner happy to take on what he
Andersson and Björn Ulvae- thinks is his sudden fatherhood. Christopher Sutton is
warm and utterly likable as Bill, an Aussie who is adven-
us, former members of ABBA, the ’70s Swedish turous enough to walk Sophie down the aisle.
Donna’s two girlfriends are played by a couple of
pop group responsible for some of the best scene-stealing, very funny and power-voiced women.
Lyn Philistine is Tanya, the sexy woman who sings “Does
feel-good music to wake us from our hard-rock Your Mother Know” to a flirtatious boy toy. And Charis
stupor. ABBA’s best-known works saturate this CONTINUED ON PAGE B8
musical, including “Honey, Honey,” “Fernando,”
“Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia.” If you’re humming choreographer Richard Stafford begins the show with an
ebullient and story-telling dance sequence in which the
right now, then this show is most definitely for you. chorus appears like a wave, casting beautiful, gleaming
Sophie onto the shore and into the arms of Sky.
Johnson sets her simple but engaging storyline in
This smart, artistic touch is only the first in an eve-
Greece, where young Sophie is getting ready to marry ning filled with fresh visuals, playful choreography and
handsome Sky. Hoping to discover the identity of her fa-
Anne Brummel, who electrified the stage as the title
ther, Sophie sends wedding invitations to three men who, role in Riverside’s “Mystery of Edwin Drood,” lets loose
her powerful stage presence and muscular voice in the
21 years ago, caught the eye of her mother, Donna, who role of the mother of the bride, Donna. This amazing per-
owns a tavern in the town. Two of Donna’s old girlfriends
from a former singing trio also arrive.
In Riverside’s production (in association with Phil-
adelphia’s legendary Walnut Street Theatre), director/
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It’s become a musical theater phenom
But through all these wonderful voices since then, playing worldwide to audiences
and powerful performances, it is Laura that pop to their feet at the curtain call to
Giknis who walks away with your heart bounce and sway to the feel-good show.
in her role of Sophie. Petite and lively
Giknis evokes images of a young Kristen As reminded on Riverside’s opening
Chenoweth. And she’s probably tired of night by producing artistic director Allen
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which wants to sing … all the time. And she month before 9/11 and became eagerly
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Two for the show: Vero Museum to buy Stella, Zorach paintings
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist The Vero Beach Museum of Art will acquire two paintings for its collection, Joseph Stella’s “Joy of Living,” left, and Marguerite Zorach’s “The Golden Orb.” PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
The Vero Beach Museum of Art’s annual duty of selecting works for the collection at permanence is relative, the works that en- with her colorful blooms now brightens the
Athena Society Dinner on April 13 saw the their annual event. The combined proceeds ter the VBMA collection are chosen with permanent collection.
selection of two paintings for the museum’s of Athena Society dues go toward the pur- the hope that they will (mostly) resist the
permanent collection (drumroll, please): chase of the artworks the members elect, by depredations of time and inherent flaws in Zorach’s “The Golden Orb” will accom-
Joseph Stella’s “Joy of Living,” a 1940 oil on ballot, for purchase. There are currently 92 technique or construction, as well as the pany “Joy of Living” into the VBMA collec-
canvas offered by Kraushaar Galleries; and members in the society. Their current do- consequences of society’s changing taste tion.
Marguerite Zorach’s “The Golden Orb,” a nations, in addition to money left over from and values.
1921 oil painting offered by Avery Galleries. last year’s purchases, brought available You might find it difficult to believe that
funds for 2018’s selection to $545,000. The crowd of Athena Society members a cubist painting could also be a romantic
In addition to the artworks chosen for that gathered before the six artworks in picture of childhood innocence, but “The
purchase, those in the pre-selection line- That sounds like a lot of money for art, Holmen Hall last Friday evening buzzed Golden Orb” checks those boxes, and is by
up were Romare Bearden’s “Gospel Morn- but it doesn’t go far in the selection of with excitement. a significant woman artist to boot.
ing,” of 1987, a collage depicting an Afri- works by artists with the renown the muse-
can-American spiritual gathering; “Insignia um seeks for its permanent collection. It’s Stella’s painting, “Joy of Living,” is from a Painted with a limited palette in a tech-
with Gloves” of c. 1936, a still-life painting not called “permanent” for nothing. The series that was inspired by the artist’s five- nique fractured enough to identify as
by Marsden Hartley; “Nocturne – Big Ben” VBMA sets its sights on art from the retail month visit to Barbados in 1938. The place “cubist” (but not so splintered that it ob-
of 1898, a rainy London night scene by Chil- market, where it can be reasonably assured Stella called “the magic island” inspired scures the subject), the 1921 work depicts
de Hassam; and John Marin’s “Movement: of finding quality both in the sense of aes- him to paint the present work’s stately Bar- a pre-adolescent girl standing before a
Racing Sea” of 1947, a semi-abstract sea- thetics and authenticity, as well as sound badian woman holding a pot of tropical window. With joyfully raised arms, she cel-
scape. physical condition. And while the idea of flowers in an expansive outdoor setting. ebrates the golden ball of moon that hangs
Wearing a sunny yellow dress, the woman – almost within her reach! – outside her
Prior to the selection, Executive Direc- window.
tor Brady Roberts rejoiced in obtaining
the loan of six artworks – any one of which
would be a welcome addition to the collec-
tion – from their respective retail galleries
for presentation to the Athena Society.
Roberts and VBMA curator Danielle
Johnson made two trips to New York City
for the purpose of finding art objects that
would fit the museum’s mission to collect,
preserve and present “important American
and international works of art.”
“There was so much to select from,” said
Roberts, who notes that this year’s quest for
acquisition contenders was different from
2017’s search. He was brand new to the pro-
gram back then.
Referring to Johnson, he said, “I had a
curator to help me this time. I didn’t have
to single-handedly look at hundreds – if not
a thousand – artworks to get six to offer the
Roberts quickly added that the VBMA
Collection Committee vetted a number of
art objects presented to it by Johnson and
him to arrive at that half-dozen.
The Athena Society is a membership
arm of the VBMA, whose members donate
$5,000 per annum for the privilege and
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ron is the second oldest in the world. It
Happy Hour Tues-Fri The Blue Angels were slated for the last formed in 1946 following the end of World
biennial Vero show in 2016. Sadly, Capt. Jeff War II, the first major war in which air supe-
4pm-5pm “Kooch” Kuss died weeks before that show riority was crucial to success.
when his plane went out of control while
121 Early Bird he was performing the Split-S maneuver in The flight team has used a variety of air-
121 Melody Ln. Fort Pierce Sunday Tennessee. He’d ejected, but his parachute planes over the decades. These days the
caught fire. elite pilots fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-
4pm-5pm 18 Hornet at about 35 shows a year. They
Airshow organizer Marty Zickert said perform before about 10-15 million people
Tues. - Sat. 11am-10pm a year, along with visiting about 50,000 at
Sun. 1pm-9pm NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS ERIC J. ROWLE schools, hospitals and other institutions.
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Baked Ham with English Mustard Double Devonshire Cream The airshow went to the biennial sched- in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and
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Bonzo says ‘Ahoy there’ to Pirate in Key West
IDEA. “I’m Bonzo. I’m a journal- than me, he jumped smack
ist, down from Vero Beach for
the weekend. That’s sorta Afar, I into his Dad’s lap. His front
think. Ackshully, I write a news-
Hi Dog Buddies! paper column about pooches: legs flopped over one side an
a story an PICKshur. The min-
Last weekend, me an my Assistant took a ute I spotted you, I knew you’d his caboose hung over the
mini get-away, an I made a new pooch fren be a great innerview. Whaddya
– a 16-month-old Portuguese Water Dog, full think? Got some time to yap?” other, an he was happy as
of Youthful Exuberance. He (an his Dad) have
a Key Lime (pie an other stuff) shop in Key “Are you WOOFIN’? A COL- anything.
West, an he’s Official Greeter. I KNOW, right? umn about ME? In the PAY-per?
With a PICK-shur? Ab-so-woof- “So, how’d you two get to-
We were takin’ a liddle stroll along Eliza- in’-LOOT-ly!” He nudged the
beth Street, when, in front of a bright yellow human in the green hat. “This gether?”
an green store on the corner, we spotted a is my Dad, Kermit. We’re busi-
human holdin’ a big yummy-lookin’ green ness partners. We can yap soon “Dad’s fren hadda Por-
pie, wearin’ a green jacket an poofy green hat as I finish my shift, if you don’t
shaped sorta like a mushroom. Beside him, mind hangin’ out for a bit.” tuguese Water Dog like me,
wearin’ a green halter, was a middle-sized
pooch with curly white hair an big black “Of course,” I said. “Us jour- only brown. They’d stop
fluffy circles around his eyes that made him nalists are flexible.”
look like a pie-rat. Or Zorro. by Dad’s shop every day,
Pi sat on the corner, alert an
“Dawg,” I said. “Whazzup?” (Bein’ off the adorable, while his Dad waved to the hu- an Dad ree-lized us Porties
clock, I was in a laid-back, island state of mans walkin’ or drivin’ by; or ridin’ in one of
mind.) those big red trolleys. He pretended to throw were, like, the perfect pooch
the pie at ’em, but it was stuck to his hand.
“Oh, goody,” he said, wiggle/waggin’ over The humans were laughin’ an wavin’ an hol- for people who live on an
for the Wag-an-Sniff (an a European Double lerin’ “Hi, Pirate!” Everybody knew him. He
Smooch). “I love meetin’ pooches who come was FAY-muss! eye-lund, ya know?”
from Afar. Do YOU come from Afar? What’s
your name? I’m Pirate Carpenter. You can A liddle boy, walkin’ by with his Mom, “Word!” I said.
call me Pi.” plopped right down on the sidewalk next to
Pi, and started patting him an talkin’ to him. “So Dad went On Line an
On the Spur-of-the-Moment, I had an
Pirate. found Julie’s Porties in Ohio,
which is WAAY far up. When
he saw my pick-shur, he
Pi gave him nuzzles an gentle nose bumps. said, ‘This is The Dog For ME!’ I mean, I’m
“I love my job, especially the liddle hu-
adorable now, as you can see, but when I was
mans,” he said. “One time, when the Disney
ship was in, I got to play with six liddle hu- a liddle pupster I was Totally Irresistible.”
mans all at one time. Woof! Those were the
Best Tummy Rubs EVER!” “How did you get all the way down here?”
“You’ve got a Super Cool Dog Biscuits job,” “It was scary, leavin’ my pooch Mom an
litter, an flyin’ far, far away by myself. The
When Pirate finished his shift, we went
back to his office. Even though he was bigger humans were nice an stuff, an I behaved like
Mom taught us to, but I was homesick.”
“I can imagine.”
“But that’s OK, cuz soon as me an Dad saw
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hardest cuz I really, really, really like to Jump Teaching Chairs from the Indian River Dr. Helen Wiersma-Koch, Assistant Pro- to the IRSC Foundation. – CONTRIBUTED
Up).” State College Foundation in recognition fessor, Biology with the Banack Family
of their outstanding work at IRSC and to Partnership Endowed Teaching Chair “Your Full-Service
A lady walked in an gave Pirate a pat on support new initiatives benefiting students in Agriculture; and Dr. Kyle Freund, As- Salon”
the head. and the community. sistant Professor, Social Sciences with
the BankAtlantic Foundation Endowed
“This is Carina,” he explained. “She’s The recipients are Ms. Ruby Jefferson, Teaching Chair (any discipline).
my Official Trainer, anna co-worker. She’s Counselor, Mueller Campus with the
like my human Mom. She says I’m Eager Endowed Chair in Innovation and En- The five Endowed Chairs will be reward-
To Learn, an smart. When she gives me a trepreneurship; Dr. Kimberlie Massnick, ed with an annual stipend of $6,000 per
Cuh-MAND, I do it, cuz I know she Means Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice with year for three consecutive years: $4,000 to
Business. But, when Dad gives me a cuh- the Richardson Endowed Teaching Chair implement their initiatives and improve
MAND, its seems more like a Guideline, an in Business and Entrepreneurship; Dr. instruction in their field of expertise and
sometimes I do it, an sometimes I don’t.
Specially ‘Don’t Jump Up.’ But I’m tryin’ to $40K scholarship’s a big Deihl for IRSC student New Client
do better. Specials
Wyatt Deihl, a student at Indian River uate from IRSC in May with an Associate
“I also like to hang out with my human
pal Arthur (he’s a co-worker, too), an my State College, is one of 47 recipients of the in Arts degree. He aspires to transfer to Balayage Color $75
pooch pals Charlie Brown an Shadow, an
swim in the ocean with my girlfren Daisy Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergradu- Brown University in Rhode Island to earn
(she’s a Golden Retriever). Coconuts are fun,
also: I totally shred ’em. An Dad an me play ate Transfer Scholarship. This highly com- baccalaureate and doctorate degrees and Keratin Special $99
with my Chuck-It: he flings a ball all the way
across the dog park, an I run like the wind petitive national scholarship will become a professor. Retouch & Accent Foils $80
after it. That totally poops me out, which I
think is Dad’s Plan. provide Deihl with up to $40,000 Deihl is an active campus
“By Sunset (which is a Big Deal down here annually for a maximum of three leader and community advocate. Extension $65
but I’m not sure why) I’m ready for bed. I pile (Call for details)
up lotsa rugs in my Sleep Spots, then I rotate years to complete his bachelor’s He is president of the Nu Iota
during the night: closet, floor, then the bed
with Dad. degree. Nearly 2,500 students Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa In-
“Oh, an, guess what? I’m so stoked! I’m competed for scholarships this ternational Society, secretary of Perm $50
gonna be on the COV-er of a CAL-endar we’re Olaplex Treatment $25
doing. It’ll be pickshurs of me and my pooch year. the Hope Club and a graduate of Facial Wax 3 areas $25
pals. Isn’t that Cool Kibbles?”
Wyatt is a 21-year-old resident the IRSC Emerging Leaders Pro-
I didn’t wanna leave, but we hadda get of Okeechobee. Motivated by his gram. He also volunteers with
“Oh, wait, Mr. Bonzo, I almost forgot. family’s socioeconomic strug- the Tobacco Free Partnerships
Here’s a bag of my special Key Lime dog bis-
cuits, for your trip. They’re all natural.” gles from a young age, he set Wyatt Deihl. of St. Lucie and Okeechobee
Heading home, I was thinking about the
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on an island and loves everybody. And those - Prices Subject to length & thickness -
Key Lime pooch treats kept me in the Island lence to establish a brighter future for him- Substance Abuse Coalition. He earned a
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self. Deihl graduated from Okeechobee Youth Activism Fellowship from the Truth
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High School in 2016 and joined the IRSC Initiative in 2017, was named a 2017-18
Honors Program upon entering college. Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar and
DON’T BE SHY!
We are always looking for pets His 3.97 cumulative grade point average was selected by the Florida College System
with interesting stories. To set
is evidence that he thrives in a rigorous to the 2018 All-Florida Academic Team.
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q876543 J 10
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As mentioned last week, books from Master Point Press are typically available in Q 10 5 3 9872 KJ4
standard book form or as a PDF computer file that you can open and read or print.
Strangely, given how useful it is, “Should I or Shouldn’t I?” by Marc Smith, which runs AKQJ5
to 241 pages, is in PDF format only. The well-written book, as an addendum to the title AK92
points out, covers the difficult subject of drawing trumps in suit contracts. J6
How quickly should South draw trumps in this seven-spade deal after West has led the
diamond eight? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
North’s four-heart response was a splinter bid announcing at least game-going values in The Bidding:
spades with a singleton (or void) in hearts. Then came four control-bids before the jump
to seven. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Spades Pass 4 Hearts Pass
Declarer normally counts losers in the long-trump hand, but when in a grand slam, he 5 Clubs Pass 5 Diamonds Pass LEAD:
cannot afford any. He should count winners. 5 Hearts Pass 6 Diamonds Pass 8 Diamonds
7 Spades Pass Pass Pass
Here, South has 12: five spades, two hearts, four diamonds and one club. So he needs
only one ruff in the dummy for his 13th winner. This means that declarer, after taking the
first trick with his diamond jack (honor from the shorter side first), can immediately draw
three rounds of trumps and claim.
If he starts with the heart ace and a heart ruff, East overruffs the dummy, gives West a
diamond ruff and receives a second ruff for down three.
Apart from Master Point Press, books may be purchased from Baron Barclay Bridge
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