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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-07-13 15:08:57

07/14/2017 ISSUE 28


July 14, 2017 | Volume 4, Issue 28 Newsstand Price: $1.00




MY TAKE Major changes
for our hospital
BY RAY MCNULTY won’t come easy

Loar presides at wedding
of deputy shot in Gifford

This past Friday evening, in a GRADY BUNCH HEADS OFF ON A SUMMER ADVENTURE By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer
ballroom on the second floor of
The Moorings’ clubhouse, a smil- A parade of Grady-White boats approaches the Alma Lee Loy Bridge en route to the Bahamas. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD The need of Indian River Medi-
ing and grateful bride and groom cal Center to swiftly find a different
exchanged vows in a wedding that By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer Vero Beach Grady Bunch, a merging two single parents with a future seemed to become clearer
almost wasn’t. brand-specific boat club created collective six children. And Grady during the first of two public meet-
At last, you can sign up for a nearly 30 years ago. With no apol- Bunch members have more fun. ings last week, where a consultant
“Sure, I’ve thought about it,” club membership that will actu- ogies to the cast of the 1970s sit- and three separate committees
Chris Lester, the groom, said after ally take you places – if you have com “The Brady Bunch,” this en- On Friday, Vero Marine owner said the financially-challenged
a ceremony attended by family, a Grady White boat. deavor is somewhat simpler than Brian Cunningham led the way hospital’s best chance for long-
friends and co-workers. “What term survival is a partnership or
happened that night could’ve pre- That’s the theory behind the CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 sale to another healthcare entity.
vented all of this – the wedding, our
future family, everything.” But achieving a break from an
independent past, and entering
That night was actually the wee into a relationship with a potential
larger, better endowed suitor, will
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 not be easy or quickly agreed to by
all stakeholders – a reality made
INSIDE clear by one influential former
Hospital District board member
who declared: “The hospital will
never be sold.”

Two separate boards oversee the
hospital’s interests, one elected by
county residents – the taxpayers
who owned the hospital – and the
other chosen by the leadership of
IRMC, which operates the hospital.
A special collaborative committee
representing both interests is cur-



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Three months after the shocking er, they will replace the shutters that
Easter Week vandalism at Christ by have darkened the sanctuary since Paul Pickel with restored stained glass. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
the Sea United Methodist Church, April, when a troubled 17-year-old
during which several of the church’s Vero Beach High School senior
one-of-a-kind stained glass win- hurled rocks though the church’s
dows were shattered, repairs finally windows in three separate inci-
have been completed and the win- dents during Holy Week, according
dows will soon be reinstalled in the to police reports.
prow-like front of the church and

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MY TAKE found hiding in a stack of crates at a citrus been struck by gunfire while working in this the job. And though Kelsey knew the dangers,
packing house by a K-9 unit 40 minutes later. county. she stood by her man – because she also knew
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 how much being a law enforcement officer
What you probably haven’t seen, though – He vividly remembers Coffee punching meant to him. “I trust him,” Lester’s wife said.
hours of Dec. 18, 2015. And what happened and neither have I – is a second video Sheriff him, pulling out a revolver and shooting at “He’s a good person who has always been
was that Lester, then a second-year deputy Deryl Loar said was recorded by a security him from close range. He remembers getting very good at what he does. He’s an amazing
with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, camera at a nearby business. shot in the leg and returning fire. He also re- guy, and he just loves it so much.
was shot during a traffic stop in Gifford. members thinking about his fiancé.
Loar said the second video shows Coffee “You get him in a room with other cops,
Maybe you’ve seen the dashboard-cam- standing over Lester and firing two shots be- He knows that if Coffee’s bullet had struck and he’ll sit there until 2 a.m. talking,” she
era video, which went viral on YouTube and fore running away, hitting the deputy once him 3 or 4 feet higher . . . added. “This is our home. We both grew up
social media sites, prompting news coverage in the lower leg. The sheriff surmised that here and went to school here, and it means a
of the incident across America and overseas, Coffee’s grip on the gun and the recoil after “I had just gotten engaged, so, yeah, that lot to him to be able to serve our community.
appearing on TV broadcasts as far away as he pulled the trigger caused him to miss his crossed my mind,” said Lester, who pursued
Australia. target and probably saved Lester’s life. Coffee for about 100 yards before other depu- “I would never want to take that away from
ties arrived. “But a year-and-a-half later, here him. I’m proud of him.”
The video shows Lester directing Andrew “He tried to execute Chris,” Undersheriff we are. And I can’t be happier.”
Coffee Jr., whom the deputy stopped for driv- Jim Harpring, Loar’s second-in-command So when Harpring, a Castaway Cove resi-
ing a motorized scooter without a license tag and Lester’s new father-in-law, said of Coffee, There were some difficult times, though, dent, woke her on that fateful Friday morning
along 45th Street near Old Dixie Highway, to whose legal troubles date back to a 1981 drug as Lester recovered from the gunshot wound and told her Lester had been shot, she was
put his hands on the hood of the police cruis- conviction and include spending 20 years – just above the Achilles tendon in his right worried. But she didn’t panic.“He came in and
er and warning him, “Don’t go reaching for in prison for attempted first-degree murder leg – and was unable to return to duty for six told me what happened, and I was relieved to
anything.” with a firearm. months. hear Chris was going to be fine,” Lester’s wife
said. “Then it was just like, ‘OK, what do we
In the video, Coffee briefly puts his hands Coffee, now 54, was charged with attempt- But he credits his fiancé – now wife – with need to do?’ And we did it. Chris went back to
on the car, but quickly turns around and re- ed first-degree murder of a law-enforcement helping him cope with the “emotional stress” work and I’m thrilled to be here today.”
peatedly asks, “What the problem?” Then, officer, battery on an officer and possession he endured in the aftermath of the shooting.
without provocation, Coffee punches the of a weapon by a felon. He remains in the In- So was Loar, though he was riding an emo-
deputy in the face and knocks him to the dian River County Jail, where he is being held “Kelsey had my back the entire time,” Les- tional roller coaster after the shocking death
ground. Coffee immediately pulls a revolver without bail as he awaits trial. ter said. of Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Haffield, who suffered
from his waistband and moves toward the a heart attack while sleeping on July 4. He was
fallen deputy, out of the camera’s view. You Lester, who had gotten engaged to Kelsey Certainly, the support he received from his only 44.
then hear a series of gunshots before Coffee Curtis 10 days before the shooting, was will- police brethren helped, too.
reappears in the video, still blasting away as ing to share his personal thoughts and feel- In fact, Loar attended Haffield’s visitation
he flees. ings about what happened, however. Lester said it was initially difficult to watch immediately before officiating at Lester’s
the dash-cam video, but as the social-media wedding Friday evening. He then gave a eu-
Struck twice as the wounded deputy re- Now 28 and a detective, he said he was views multiplied, he began to receive a flurry logy at Haffield’s funeral Saturday morning.
turned fire, a limping Coffee continued to fully aware of the hazards of law enforce- of messages expressing support from law en-
run, only to be tracked down by deputies and ment when he joined the Sheriff’s Office in forcement officers around the world. “I’ve performed the ceremony at five of my
the summer of 2014 – 18 months before he deputies’ weddings,” Loar said. “This one is
became the first deputy in 29 years to have “That surprised me,” he said. special.” 
His finance’s support didn’t.
Lester refused to be deterred by the shoot-
ing and was fiercely determined to return to



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By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer visited the Vero Beach Regional Airport and from Newark, N.J. – and that the new vibrant arts scene, national parks,
[email protected] and announced the airline would offer flights would be “ideal for vacationers” hiking trails and historic architec-
non-stop service to and from Asheville headed in either direction. ture.
The early response to Elite Air- from late May through early November.
ways’ new, non-stop commercial Last week, Pearsall said the route was Besides vacationers flying up to
flights connecting Vero Beach and He said Asheville was the most-re- “performing as we expected” and that stay at hotels, Menger said many
Asheville, N.C., has been promising, quested destination from travelers in Elite is “pleased with the numbers.” Vero Beach residents either own
airline and city officials said. Vero Beach – Elite’s No. 1 market, thanks summer homes in that area or are
to its popular and profitable service to Asheville is located in North Carolina’s thinking about buying one.
The 90-minute flights, which Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for a
began May 25, are averaging 20 to “We’re getting a terrific response,
25 passengers per one-way trip on both face-to-face and on social
Elite’s 50-seat jets. media, from the people who said
they were thrilled with the service,”
According to Vero Beach Airport Menger said. “We just need more
Director Eric Menger, 204 passen- people to try it.”
gers flew from Vero Beach to Ashe-
ville in June – the first full month Pearsall said Elite would consid-
of service, which is offered only on er extending service between Vero
Thursdays and Sundays – and 202 Beach and Asheville into the winter
flew from Asheville to Vero Beach. months if the demand is there.

“The numbers thus far are good, The flights from Vero Beach de-
not great, but they’re improving,” Menger part at 7:15 a.m. The return flights depart
said. “June is usually a slow month, and Asheville at 9:30 a.m. Fares start at $179
the numbers seem to be picking up in July. each way.
It looks to me like every flight is profitable,
but we need the numbers to increase. In addition to free parking at the Vero
Beach airport, there is no charge for
“I think we’ll see that happen as the passengers’ first checked bag up to 50
word gets out.” pounds. Travelers also receive free on-
board snacks and beverages. 
In March, Elite President John Pearsall

GRADY BUNCH OUTING number is encouraging to Cunningham, [to the Bahamas],” he recalled. “Some of Bunch shoved off from Vero Marine Center
who recognizes their potential as the next the islands lacked the facilities needed – the system weakened. With clear sailing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 crop of boaters and boat owners. for that many people. Hotels, if there were ahead, the group headed out to sea, and
any, were small. Some people had to stay by Friday evening, the tropical depression
as club members took off on their latest Local cardiologist Charlie Celano is on their boats overnight. Worse, there had dissipated
excursion, captaining an eight-boat navy among those bringing the entire family. were few docks, so some boats had to tie
that sailed into the Indian River Lagoon, In previous years his wife would fly ahead, up to other boats. In a few cases you had Mike and Marie O’Reilly are veterans of
headed for the ocean and the Abaco Is- but this year was joining her husband and to climb across someone else’s boat to get the Bahamas excursions. This year’s event
lands in the Bahamas. Other boats joined their three daughters aboard their 33-foot to yours.” will be their seventh.
the group as they cruised south toward Grady-White.
Stuart. In all, 45 people were aboard the The lesson? “We found that 12 boats is “We like the trips. It’s a bunch of nice
“The cruises began as a ‘how to’ on the perfect number,” Cunningham added. people,” Mike said. “Particularly on a long
eventual dozen vessels making the trip. boating for our customers,” Cunningham trip, there’s safety in numbers. There’s also
The Abacos are a group of islands and The Grady-White vessels sold at Vero a nice balance between being together and
explained in an inter- Marine Center range in length from 23 to people doing things on their own.”
cays that include several dive sites with view. They were the 37 feet. They don’t come cheap. Retail pric-
underwater caves and coral reefs. Mari- brainchild of his late es for new 2016 models range $113,000 to Celano has made the journey at least a
nas dot the coast, making it convenient business partner, Bruce nearly $600,000. half-dozen times. He said his daughters
to cruise the shallow, yet navigable Sea of McIntyre, and the club love the snorkeling and swimming, adding
Abaco. was among the first of Cunningham bases the excursions on that the trips are also educational.
its kind in the pleasure what the smallest boat in his flotilla can
The annual island trip is family orient- boating industry. handle comfortably. Nor does he try to “You always learn something,” said the
ed, and almost a third of this year’s par- ride out storms if they can be avoided. cardiologist.
ticipants are children under age 15. That From humble begin-
nings in 1988, the Grady “If it goes bad, we turn around and At the opposite end of the spectrum
Bunch began to grow. come home,” Cunningham said bluntly. is Carl Simon. He is one of four captains
Membership now num- “Safety is always first.” making the trip for the first time this year,
bers more than 200, piloting a 33-foot Grady-White.
though about 40 are This year Cunningham faced a potential
regulars in the group’s threat working its way west in the Atlantic. “It’s a good bunch of people,” he said.
activities. Each mem- “That’s part of the attraction.
ber must own a Grady- According to a July 5 bulletin from the
White boat purchased at Vero Marine National Hurricane Center, a low pres- “I’m excited about the experience,
Center. sure system then located about 850 miles though bad weather is always a concern.
As the club expanded, so did the trips. west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands If something crops up, you head home. In
In addition to the Bahamas, Cunningham was producing showers and thunder- a hurry.”
guides groups to the Florida Keys and into storms.
the Gulf of Mexico to visit Florida’s west Simon said a boating trip was always
coast. It ultimately became a tropical depres- on his wish list, but as an executive at
He admits it took time to pare down and sion, and the National Weather Service IBM and then a board member for several
hone the excursions. expected the system to grow and organize British companies, he lacked the time. He
“About 15 years ago we took 20 boats as it headed toward Florida. Cunningham moved to Vero Beach in 2015.
was skeptical about that prediction and he
turned out to be right. “When I returned to the U.S. 8-9 years
ago, I had made 140 plane trips across At-
Two days later – the same day the Grady lantic Ocean. The idea of sailing on that
ocean appealed to me.” 

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STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS Rosie Pickel puts some finishing touches on a stained-glass panel. The windows were designed and fabricat-
ed in the 1990s by world-renowned stained-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 glass artist, sculptor and painter, the late
Conrad Pickel, in hisVero Beach Studio. Pick-
On May 2, Vero Beach Police charged el’s son, Paul, grew up watching his father
Keith Andrew McFarlane III with three felo- create glass masterpieces for clients all over
ny counts of criminal mischief. At that time the world, including several in Vero Beach,
the teen was already in detention at the St. and now carries on his father’s work.
Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center
in Fort Pierce “for previous crimes.” He was The church contacted Pickel shortly after
scheduled to appear before a judge May 15, the vandalism to assess the damage to the
which was, ironically, his 18th birthday. No magnificent 8-foot by 10-foot windows in the
further information has been available, and, front, facing A1A, and other windows in the
according to the Indian River County Court- nave and on the side of the sanctuary – seven
house Criminal Division, McFarlane has not in all. Pickel removed the damaged sections
entered the system as an adult. and transported them to his studio where he
and his team of artists began a lengthy and
painstaking restoration process.

Now the reconstructed windows sit in the
artist’s studio, awaiting completion of the
specially crafted protective layer of glass that
will be installed in front of the stained glass.
Handling the broken pieces of his late fa-
ther’s work and remembering working side-
by-side with him, Pickel calls the damage

He explains that the shattered glass was
hand-blown in Germany and France. Re-
ceived at his studio in jewel-colored sheets,
each piece had to be cut, colored and fired.
Then the sections were carefully leaded and
assembled, and finally installed.

Pickel said a project the size of the original
Christ by the Sea installation typically takes
at least six months to complete. If the win-
dows were made today, he estimates they
would cost in excess of $150,000.

No final figure for repairs is available yet,
but Pickel said in May fixing and reinstalling
the seven damaged windows could cost as
much as $15,000.

Over the last three months, Pickel’s artists
have precisely reproduced each small seg-
ment, first on paper, then transferred to glass
and cut with the utmost precision. Many
pieces were hand-painted to reproduce the
windows’ splendid figures – Adam and Eve,
a lion, a dove and many other minutely de-
tailed and colored forms.

Assembled much like an extremely high-
end jigsaw puzzle, the pieces must perfectly
fit within the leading, much of which also
had to be replaced. Each delicate piece was
snugged into its lead “frame” using a special
putty that hardens for a strong, waterproof
fit. Finally, vertical “strengthening bars” were
placed on the back of the windows, at inter-
vals, for added stability.

Pickel is working with another company
on the protective glass that will be installed.
After that is in place, the repaired stained-
glass windows will go in behind, with a small
gap between.

Christ by the Sea pastor Cliff Melvin says,
“We are thrilled to know that the windows
have been so superbly cared for by Pick-
el Studios, who did the original work many
years ago.” He adds that the extra “layer of
protection has been made possible thanks to
generous donors from our wonderful com-
munity. Once re-installation is complete we
will plan a special dedication and blessing
on a Sunday morning to celebrate the gift of
their return.” 

6 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Add beauty and HOSPITAL GRAPPLES WITH CHANGE ham replied. “That’s absolutely one of the
natural light to your options worth looking at.”
Others worried about the effect a merg-
in about an hour! rently exploring the hospital’s options for the er or sale would have on IRMC, particularly
future. whether the hospital’s identity and ability
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding to fundraise via its Foundation would be
for every style Glass Doors A Seattle consultant who met with IRMC impeded by a new corporate brand. Judith
and budget leadership in March called the hospital’s Rooney, who formerly worked for Hospital
• Framed / public-private hybrid leadership structure Corporation of America, spoke about the ef-
• Customize to Frameless “utterly unworkable,” and said it must be fect of an unrelated merger involving Florida
your style Shower Units dismantled for the hospital to survive. Hospital.

• Impact Glass • Etching Over the years, the hospital has hemor- “Florida Hospital had 22 hospitals in the
rhaged money, losing a reported $45 million state. What I noticed first is that they brand-
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & since 1998. It lost $4 million just in the first ed. Heartland Medical Center became Flor-
Exterior Doors Fusion Hardware quarter of 2017, though the situation ap- ida Hospital Heartland. Of the 22 hospitals,
pears to have stabilized recently. only one was allowed to keep its name. If you
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps go that route, you’re going to have to do what
Doors But those losses failed to rattle some of the they want you to do.”
hospital’s most ardent supporters.
463-6500 Florida Hospital is now part of Adventist
Regency Square “At no time tonight did you hear, nor will Health System, which has 45 facilities across
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart it be discussed, nor will it ever be brought several states.
up, the sale of this hospital,” declared Hugh
Licensed & Insured McCrystal, a longtime local urologist who From a business standpoint, a merger
served on the district board for 24 years. “We may be the best option for IRMC. A slide
are not looking to sell the hospital. I think presentation by Stroudwater noted that S&P
that’s a very important point. The hospital Global’s outlook shows health systems con-
will not be sold. A collaborative with another tinuing to perform better than stand-alone
hospital is not a sale to another hospital.” hospitals. Improvement in nonprofit hospi-
tal prospects seems unlikely.
Marybeth Cunningham, vice-chair of the
collaborative committee, responded quickly. Sommer pointed out that Medicare is a
“I think it’s important not to take anything off large piece of any hospital’s business.
the table at this time.”
“Here, you’re a magnet for retirees,” he
Physician Val Zudans, another former explained. “The point we want to make here
member of the Hospital District board, also is the trend line. It’s been negative. A huge
countered McCrystal’s bold pledge. chunk of your business is making your life
more difficult for you. [Medicare is] . . . pay-
“It’s not feasible to be a stand-alone,” Zu- ing less and less of the cost you’re incurring.
dans said. Noting the need for major invest-
ment in the years immediately ahead, he “All hospitals, on average, have negative
asked: “What legitimate business person will margins on Medicare,” Sommer continued.
invest $185 million without control of the fa- “Not-for-profits, by themselves, are even
cility? This is the time to do something. Two worse. That’s one of the headwinds that Indi-
years from now, no one will be interested.” an River and the entire industry face.

Jeff Sommer, a consultant with Maine- “Another set of issues is that you are in a
based Stroudwater Associates, a healthcare competitive market – Sebastian [River Medi-
consultancy hired earlier this year after the cal Center] to the north. Lawnwood [Region-
$4 million quarterly loss came to light, mod- al Medical Center] to the south. You have
erated the session. He said the “status quo is competitors that are proximate to you and
the riskiest option.” they are significant in terms of the services
they provide and the market share they com-
In June Sommer told hospital leaders the mand.
status quo is nearly hopeless and warned
them IRMC’s credit rating might soon dip “You don’t have the luxury of being the
into junk bond territory. sole community provider.”

While IRMC boasts the region’s best rat- The consultant also pointed out an obvi-
ings for care, it is the market leader in just ous dilemma: the hospital’s governing struc-
one of five ZIP code-defined geographic ar- ture. “It creates a certain dysfunction. You
eas it serves – and being the market leader is guys circle the wagons. Unfortunately the
crucial, signaling a strong revenue stream. guns kind of point in instead of out.”

Members of the audience at the first of He then circled back to the original prem-
two meetings, which were billed as forums ise. “This is not a decision to affiliate. This is
for public comment, offered their own solu- a decision to basically gather facts to under-
tions. stand ‘Is the right partner out there? Can we
find someone who is strategically aligned,
“Where is the nearest medical school someone committed to the same things we
in Florida, and would it be feasible to align just outlined, and make us better than we
ourselves with one, and therefore get quality can possibly be on our own? ‘
doctors training to be better doctors?” asked
one woman. “And what is Duke’s role in this? “And can we negotiate a set of terms that
If we choose any one of these options, do we’re comfortable with that are contractually
we lose Duke?” (In recent years, IRMC has binding, and it has the right structure, given
entered into collaborative programs with the goals we want to have. It’s a recommen-
Duke University Medical Center, including dation to begin that process.”
a well-regarded joint cardiac care program
that began in 2006 and more recently the The Hospital District Board endorsed that
Scully-Welsh Cancer Center.) recommendation last month. The IRMC
Board meets July 14 to deliberate the same
“That’s a very good question,” Cunning- question. 

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By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer The attorney asked questions ends its Holiday Inn affiliation and builds with the hotel’s owners. “Sooner or
[email protected] about parking requirements and more upscale accommodations under the later, they’re going to do renovations
height restrictions, specifically per- banner of a higher-rent hotel chain. there, but we have a good business
Apparently, all those rumors about ma- taining to base-floor elevation – relationship with them and we’d like
jor renovations at the Holiday Inn Hotel & something that prompted O’Connor However, he said he didn’t think Velogan to continue that relationship.
Suites on Ocean Drive aren’t wrong. to believe any major renovations would convert the hotel into a time-share
might include ground-level parking. property. “Their plans could involve keep-
They’re just a little premature. ing Mulligan’s on the property, but, if
The founder and president of Mulligan’s However, O’Connor said he hasn’t Whatever Velogan does, Hart said Mulli- they don’t, I have an agreement with
Beach House Bar & Grill, which operates a had regular communication with the gan’s will continue to operate in Vero Beach them and we’ll get plenty of notice,”
restaurant on the premises, said the hotel’s owners, nor have they initiated con- – and he hasn’t ruled out the possibility that he continued. “If they tell us they’re
owners have discussed with him their desire tact more frequently this past year. his restaurant could remain on the premises going to remodel and become a five-
to embark on a remodeling project – but not of the renovated hotel. star Marriott, we’ll find another loca-
“any time soon.” “Every so often, we’ll get a call tion.
Probably not before 2020. from the attorney or someone will “Mulligan’s is alive and well in Vero Beach,
“They’ve made it clear to me that they will pop in and ask questions,” O’Connor and we’re not going away any time soon,” “Either way, we’re not leaving Vero
do something eventually, but it’ll probably said. “Usually, they’ll inquire about Hart said, adding that Velogan Vice Presi- Beach. We’re planning to be there for
be three of four years before they do any- what they’d need to do if they want- dent Michael Walsh is his primary contact a long time.”
thing,” George Hart said last week. “As far ed to do renovations and how the process Rumors of renovations at the Holiday Inn
as I know, they haven’t even decided what here works. have been circulating on the island for more
they’re going to do yet.” than a year. Several Ocean Drive merchants
The local Holiday Inn is owned by Velogan “But we haven’t seen a site plan or even have raised the possibility of such a project
Inc., a Delray Beach-based firm created four any artist renderings, and they haven’t told in discussions with city officials about the
years ago. The company’s president, Mark us what they might want to do,” he added. parking shortage in the Central Beach busi-
Walsh, could not be reached for comment, “So it doesn’t appear they’re looking to do ness district.
and its registered agent, attorney Richard anything right away.” Some merchants criticized city’s failure
Critchfield, did not respond to a message to require the Vero Beach Hotel (2007) and
left at his office. O’Connor speculated that Velogan, which Costa d’Este (2008) to provide sufficient
Vero Beach City Manager Jim O’Connor Hart says owns “a lot of hotels all over the parking for guests and employees before
said a Velogan attorney represented the ho- country,” might opt to transform the Holi- they opened for business.
tel’s owners during a past meeting at which day Inn into a “resort-type entity,” similar to They want to make sure officials don’t
the City Council welcomed public comment the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and Costa d’Este make the same mistake with a renovated
on zoning issues in its “vision plan.” Beach Resort & Spa. Holiday Inn property. 

Hart said he would not be surprised if
Velogan, once it commits to a renovation,

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS July 14, 2017 9

Vero’s STEP sewer system ready for island hook-ups

By Siobhan Fitzpatrick Austin | Staff Writer outdated, built prior to 1983 when state reg- ly in heavy rains when soil is saturated. tlenose dolphins and other marine animals.
ulations required only a 6-inch separation When all homes are connected, the STEP “Reducing nutrient inputs from all sourc-
It was big news back in 2015 when the between groundwater and the bottom of
City of Vero Beach began to install new sew- septic drain fields, and allowed drain fields system will capture 40,000 pounds of la- es is critical to the recovery and future
er infrastructure on the barrier island to get within 25 feet of the lagoon. goon-killing nutrients each year, along with health of the Indian River Lagoon,” William
homes off of aging septic systems and re- other poisonous chemicals that now flow Tredik, an official with St. Johns River Water
duce pollution in the Indian River Lagoon, Properly functioning up-to-date septic from island septic tanks into the waterway. Management District, said in 2015, after the
but then the topic fell off the public radar systems percolate wastewater through a district agreed to help fund half the $1 mil-
and not much has been heard about it since. thick layer of dirt that filters out bacteria, ni- The nutrients, mainly nitrogen, feed algae lion cost of installing STEP infrastructure on
trogen, phosphorous and other chemicals, blooms that smother sea life, while coliform the island.
Turns out that despite the low profile, a lot but the pre-1983 systems are leaking pollu- bacteria and household chemicals further
has happened over the past two years. tion directly into the groundwater, especial- pollute the water, making it dangerous for Hooking up to a STEP sewer line is op-
humans and spreading disease among bot-
According to Vero’s Water and Sewer De- CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
partment Director Rob Bolton, all neigh-
borhoods with problem septic systems now
have special sewer lines installed and ready
to hook up to, and nearly 100 homes on the
island have connected to the system.

Bolton is now preparing for a second
public information campaign to complete
septic-to-sewer conversions in the Beth-
el Creek subdivision, which is where the
first black PVC pipes were installed back
in March 2015. The effort will begin with a
community meeting at Bethel Creek house
in August. That meeting will be followed ev-
ery few months with a meeting in another
drainage basin in the city with the same aim
of convincing residents to get off septic and
connect to the sewer system.

Bolton said the new push for hook-ups is
beginning in the Bethel Creek subdivision
“because they have the smallest lots and
they experience the most failures of the sep-
tic systems.”

According to an interactive map on the
city’s website, 31 of 155 homes in the subdi-
vision at the city’s northern edge have con-
nected to the hybrid STEP sewer system that
Bolton got approved in 2015 after a two-year

STEP is short for Septic Tank Effluent
Pump system. The system leaves existing
septic systems in place as a backup while
capturing household effluent before it goes
into the groundwater and pumping it into
the city’s primary sewer system for treat-
ment via a series of small diameter pipes
that can be installed without tearing up
streets or trenching yards.

STEP’s biggest selling point is that it’s less
than half as expensive for homeowners to
hook up as a standard sewer connection.

“It is costing people about $7,000 to put
the new system in [after city rebates],” said
George McCullers of Reliable Septic, a com-
pany that installs STEP systems. “Dollar for
dollar, this is the best system out there, and
that is coming from the guy who puts them
in the ground.”

McCullers said it takes about two days
to do the job, including cleanup that leaves
lawns and landscaping undisturbed.

Bolton estimates it would have cost
homeowners approximately $16,000 to get
off of septic if the city had built standard
sewer lines.

About 800 of the 1,500 homes in the City
of Vero Beach portion of the island are still
on septic, and 80 percent of the systems are

10 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Wildfire mitigation project set to start in Vero

By Nick Samuel | Staff Writer This process helps prevent neighbor-
hoods from being threatened by wildfires
The Florida Forest Service plans to par- for up to five years, Taylor said.
ticipate in three mitigation projects start-
ing next week to lower the risk of wildfires The other projects in Martin and St. Luc-
along the Treasure Coast, a news release ie counties also are expected to begin this
stated. month.

All three projects, spread across the three On July 10, Forest Service firefighters will
counties, aim to destroy highly flammable work with the City of Port St. Lucie and the
vegetation on three large parcels of land. Savannas Preserve State Park to mow, chop
and burn 40 acres of overgrown vegetation
The project in Vero Beach will focus on that surround homes near Lyngate Park off
mowing, chopping and burning 10 acres Veterans Memorial Parkway, just west of
of private land that surround 10 homes, U.S. 1, the release states.
the release states. That project is expected
to start July 17 near 43rd Avenue and 40th Sometime around July 24, the firefight-
Court Southwest. ers will work with a scout reservation in
Hobe Sound to mow, chop and burn 180
“This will reduce future fire intensity acres inside a campsite south of Jonathan
and improve firefighter access,” Forest Ser- Dickinson State Park, near Southeast North
vice Area Supervisor Trevor Taylor said in Passage Way, the release states.
a news release. “Once the fuel levels are at
a manageable level, a prescribed fire plan The heavily wooded area surrounds
will be made to burn off the debris on the several summer camps and two neighbor-
forest floor.” hoods. 

The STEP sewer system on Date Palm Road in Vero Beach. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

VERO’S STEP SEWER SYSTEM I’ve seen its decline over 30 years, so it’s defi-
nitely important to me to fix the problem,”

tional for homeowners until their septic Those who are unsure about hooking up
system fails completely and needs to be re- to the sewer system might be encouraged
placed. At that point, hook-up is mandatory. by people who have already installed STEP,
like Arthur Economy, an island resident who
Bolton is hopeful that the August meeting lives near a canal and has had the system for
will inspire the remainder of Bethel Creek a year and a half.
residents, and indeed any city residents on
the barrier island and mainland who have “We are conscientious about being so
not opted for the STEP system, to do so. close to a canal, the drainage behind my
Helping him convince the public are volun- house goes straight to the river,” says Econ-
teers like Judy Orcutt, who chairs the Indian omy.
River Neighborhood Association’s lagoon
committee. “We felt really good about getting rid
of pollution. The chemicals that leave the
“I’ve lived on the lagoon for 30 years, and house aren’t good. And we’ve had no prob-
lems.” 

12 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS


Heidi Waxlax and Allan Cornell cut the ribbon at the grand opening of iverside Outdoor Bar & Grill. Below, Jill Rauser and Garett Schiefer. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE By Nick Samuel | Staff Writer

Riverside keeps theater-lovers Drivers can monitor how fast
in the Loop at new Bar & Grill they’re going thanks to a new speed
trailer recently put on the roads, Vero
By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer hear music and smell food, you’re already outdoor concerts created a need for a per- Beach police said.
in the mood for a good time.” manent structure.
Riverside Theatre has become a popular The trailer is a quick and efficient
spot for more than just its award-winning According to Moses, “Prior to all of the “The community so loved this and we way to alert drivers if they’ve passed
performances, concerts and speakers – food and the outside bar, you literally knew if we changed it we would destroy the speed limit, said Officer Casey
on weekends folks gather in the driveway pulled into the parking lot and crickets it,” said Moses, adding that was what con- Myers. It operates all day and helps
for Live in the Loop, biding time before a is all you heard. We could do better than vinced them to begin planning a perma- drivers avoid tickets.
show or simply unwinding with friends that so we introduced the outside grill and nent structure with the aid of Donadio
while listening to free musical entertain- bands.” and Associates, Architects and contractor The Vero Beach Police Department
ment by talented local musicians. Bill Bryant & Associates. recently received several complaints
It was lightning that forged the next it- of speeding drivers on roads such
Last Friday night a crowd gathered for eration of the grill experience when, after “This makes it a little more professional as 18th Street, State Road 60, Royal
the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of a bolt of lightning struck near the main and we can handle the crowd better with Palm Boulevard and Date Palm Road,
the new Outdoor Bar & Grill, and as Man- doors, they moved things under the por- this new setup,” said Heidi Waxlax, board spokeswoman Anna Carden said. The
aging Director/COO Jon R. Moses wel- tico and things really began to develop. president. “You wouldn’t know that this is speed trailer brings awareness to safe
comed guests to the new and improved Two years ago it became apparent that a new addition. This was an unused space driving.
Loop Bar and Grill, he reflected on how they needed to up their game to meet the and with this setup we can really do this
“this little venture began five years ago demands of the growing following. An es- much better. People love to come here to “A lot of people aren’t aware of how
with four tables and maybe 12 chairs.” timated 35,000 people have enjoyed food eat and sit.” fast they’re driving,” Carden said.
and drinks since they began entertaining “The speed trailer shows them exactly
“This was Jon’s brainchild,” explained folks at the loop. The weekend Comedy Jimbo Carroll, owner of Café 66, has what their speed limit is.”
Oscar Sales, marketing director. “He real- Zone and Howl at the Moon shows and been serving up delicious dining selec-
ized that the experience of coming to the burgeoning numbers coming for the free tions in the loop since the beginning with The new trailer is the second speed
theatre starts in the parking lot. So if you a grill menu that includes steak and chick- trailer the police department owns.
en sandwiches, an Angus burger, Jimbo’s Police purchased the $5,790 trailer
10 Day Panama Canal smoked pulled pork, snacks and desserts. using a $4,427 grant from the Flori-
The bar offers wine, beer and cocktails, da Department of Law Enforcement,
Onboard the Coral Princess (Fort Lauderdale Roundtrip) and for the summer Huckleberry Lem- Carden said.
onade, Nectarine Dream and a Cherry
April 10 – 20, 2018 Mountain Cooler keep things cool. The first trailer also was bought
with grant money more than 10 years
 After the ribbon-cutting, many guests ago, Myers said.
stayed to listen to the band East Harbor
7 Day Voyage of the Glaciers and enjoyed a bite to eat. Others caught The two are put at different road
the latest Dueling Pianos show or tried locations around the city, police said.
Onboard the Golden Princess (Whittier, Alaska to Vancouver, BC) their luck at Vegas Nights, where players The trailers have a mounted radar
gambled at casino games with “funny with an antenna that reads the speeds
July 7 – 14, 2018 money” to benefit the Riverside Chil- of vehicles that drive by, Myers said.
dren’s Theatre Scholarship Program for
Special Pricing Available for Clients of Garrett Travel children.  A computer inside the trailers for
Please contact Garrett Travel or visit the digital speed response is set to a
minimum speed, a lawful speed and
For further pricing & itinerary details a violation speed, Myers said. The
speed limit for the roadway is at the
Garrett Travel  (772) 359-3673 top of the trailers, and underneath
that is a screen that shows the speed
SPECIALIZING IN: for commuters.
Cruises  Land Tours
Custom Itineraries  River Cruises If a commuter drives by a trailer
Group & Family Travel going over the speed limit, the mph
of the vehicle will flash on the screen.
Sarah Garrett, Vacation Specialist
“It picks up the speed of any mov-
ing vehicle, even a bicycle,” Carden

Officers are not there with the trail-
ers, Carden said. But, that doesn’t
stop the chance of a speeding driver
eventually being caught.

“When speeding commuters see
the trailers, their vehicle’s speed
flashes on the screen and they slow
down,” Myers said. “The violation is
corrected, no officer needs to be con-
tacted and the driver saves money.”

Residents who want a speed trailer
on their street should email the police
department at [email protected]. 

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14 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Massage therapy has major benefits for cancer patients

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer
[email protected]

People undergoing treatment for breast

cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, mela-

noma and, indeed, a host of other cancers

are prime candidates for a new application

of a very old form of therapy.


“Oncology massage can support quality

of life before, during and at the conclusion

of rigorous cancer treatments,” accord-

ing to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive

Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Universi-

ty. “Massage can also ease residual symp-

toms after treatment. Whether fighting to

get well or working to stay well, oncology

massage is a safe and supportive

therapy for cancer and the

treatment of its side ef- Cross-friction
fects.” massage therapy

At the Indian River

Medical Center’s reha-

bilitation therapy cen-

ter, Dr. Patrick Judson tissue, ligaments and effects directly on the tissues and affects to answer, but does say “when
the DNA of the tissue structure.” delivered in timely intensive sessions,
from the adjacent Scul- muscles are replaced by deep friction technique massage has the
One way to treat radiation-induced fi- potential to break down fibrotic tissues, re-
ly-Welsh cancer cen- far less elastic connec- brosis is with the application of the same leasing the inflammation and free radicals
“deep friction” massage and compression that are caused by radiation therapy.”
ter, along with therapy tive tissue, which “leads techniques employed at the Vero hospital’s
physical therapy center. Judson, who was brought into Scul-
specialists Marieke Dam to hardening and function- ly-Welsh last December to build its pallia-
The enthusiastic and buoyant Dam tive care program says, “this is all part of
and Susan Emerson and lo- al impairments.” jumps in to explain “this involves deeper the care of the whole patient. When you’re
tissues and what we need to do in order to taking care of the cancer you cannot forget
cal cancer-survivor Nicole Lewis, And pain. do a deep tissue massage.” that there’s a person – one of God’s chil-
dren – that’s there right with you; patients
all echo the claims of the famed Baltimore The U.S. National Library of Medicine In Lewis’ case, however, that’s now a do better when you’re dealing with the
“no-pain-no-gain” kind of scenario. whole person, not just the disease.”
medical center. agrees. No matter how “pinpoint” any ra-
In 2005, Lewis recalls, “they kept say- While deep friction massage, compres-
In fact, they collectively say that mas- diation therapy claims to be, “radiation-in- ing, ‘don’t use your arm, don’t use your sion therapies and other similar techniques
arm.’ And then they did radiation. I was do appear to offer substantial help to pa-
sage therapy really ought to start sooner duced fibrosis is not confined to a specific, continuing to have pain but they were say- tients suffering from radiation-induced
ing, ‘don’t use your arm.’ So by the time I fibrosis, Judson is eager to expand the hos-
in the cancer-fighting process than it has well-defined site of injury or pathology. had surgery and started physical therapy, pital’s physical therapy efforts by adding a
I couldn’t move my arm at all, really. Even lymphedema massage therapist to the staff.
in the past and sometimes still does today. Moreover, it is a chronic, progressive side when I get massages [now] ... the muscles
and everything still hurt terribly.” The rehabilitation therapy center at IRMC
Lewis speaks from personal experience. effect reaching deep into the fascia, mus- is located in the ambulatory services center
Whether or not an earlier start to mas- building, just past the front entrance of the
Her battle with breast cancer began in cles, organs and bones of multiple areas or sage therapy would have prevented – or at hospital. The number is 772-563-4651. 
least ameliorated – Lewis’ ongoing pain
2005 when, she says, “I never had phys- regions that are caught within the primary and motion range problems is impossible

ical therapy after my mastectomy,” and and larger secondary radiation fields.”

today, a dozen years later, she has severe- The website adds, “for

ly limited range of motion in her left arm breast cancer patients, the total radiation

and shoulder. field may include the neck, shoulders, ax-

One likely culprit? Radiation-induced illary and thoracic muscles and the ribs for

fibrosis. both the ipsilateral (cancer-affected) and

The American Association for the Ad- contralateral sides.”

vancement of Science explains that fibro- Emerson adds that “radiation can also

sis is a process of scarring caused by radi- disrupt cell mitosis which would affect

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16 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Majority of docs underplay women’s heart disease risk

By Maria Canfield | Correspondent liance, found that 45 percent of the women Nearly 300,000 women die of heart dis-
they asked were unaware of that fact. ease in the United States each year; ac-
There is a dangerous disconnect when it counting for about one in every 4 female
comes to women’s heart health: Although Vero Beach cardiologist Arley Peter says deaths. Approximately 250,000 deaths are
heart disease is the leading cause of death that while the survey results were not un- attributable to cancer, making it the sec-
for women in the United States, a recent expected, they provided compelling con- ond-leading cause of death among women.
survey shows that only 39 percent of pri- firmation that there is still poor awareness
mary care physicians prioritize it as a top of the prevalence of heart disease among The data-rich survey results were pub-
concern. women. Dr. Peter added, “the survey lished in the Journal of the American Col-
showed a clear difference based on edu- lege of Cardiology. A few other key findings:
If you’re surprised that heart disease cation level; women with a higher level of
kills more women than any other medical education were more likely to be aware of  74 percent of the women surveyed re-
condition, you’re not alone. The survey, the risks. And younger women were not as ported having at least one risk factor for
conducted by Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute aware as older women.” heart disease, but only 16 percent had their
in Los Angeles and the Women’s Heart Al- risk assessed by a doctor.

 Only 22 percent of the primary care Dr. Peter Arley. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
physicians surveyed felt they were pre-
pared to assess a woman’s cardiovascular vocacy of medical tests designed for wom-
disease risk (for cardiologists, the number en, greater discussion of the threat of heart
was still surprisingly low: 42 percent). disease, and more physician attention in
medical training, whereas physicians sup-
 Nearly half of the women said they ported the advocacy of a national action
had put off visiting a doctor until they lost campaign and improved physician educa-
weight. Since the survey also showed doc- tion.”
tors tend to prioritize body weight as a key
health factor, this delay may, in part, be a Most of the risk factors for heart disease
result of women wanting to avoid being are the same in women as in men, and
chastised. include high blood pressure, high choles-
terol, diabetes and prediabetes, smoking,
On that last point, Dr. Peter says, “this being overweight, poor eating habits, and
fear should not stop women from seeing being physically inactive. A family history
their doctor. Doctors have no desire to of a relative suffering an “early” heart at-
criticize their patients; they just want to tack (early is defined as before age 55 for a
discuss their health risks and gently point man and before age 65 for a woman) is an-
them in the right direction.” other key risk factor.

Dr. Peter says that fairly simple protocols For women, age itself becomes a risk fac-
for assessing heart-health risk exist and tor post-menopause, in part because the
should be routinely employed by doctors; body’s production of estrogen drops. While
encouragingly, a number of patients have it is still the subject of pro-and-con contro-
been referred to his Vero Beach cardiolo- versy in the medical community, estrogen
gy practice by primary care physicians as therapy is believed to reduce heart attack
a result of such assessments. Women can risk in women, probably by regulating cho-
also ask that heart-health evaluations be lesterol levels.
performed during their annual gynecolog-
ic exams. Dr. Peter’s office is located at 787 37th
Street, Suite E260. The phone number is 772-
The study authors surveyed 1,011 U.S. 999-3996. 
women, 200 primary care physicians, and
100 cardiologists in 2014. All groups large-
ly agreed that further investment in car-
diovascular disease research for women
is needed, as is education for physicians.
Cedars-Sinai’s C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD,
says “most of the women endorsed the ad-

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH July 14, 2017 17

Low BMI could lengthen healing time for fractures

By Amanda Loudin | The Washigton Post Low weight can lead to trouble. and found that the women with BMIs low- Lt. Col. Mark Cucuzzella, a professor at
West Virginia University School of Medi-
Samantha Strong knows stress frac- The OSU study identified 24 tibial stress er than 19 were at a higher risk to develop cine, says female runners with low BMIs
tures. A former collegiate triathlete and should be aiming to add fat to their bod-
high school runner, the 22-year old gradu- fractures in 18 women from 2011 to 2014. stress fractures. ies. “In this age group, body fat should be
ate student estimates she had eight or nine in the range of 20 percent to 22 percent for
over her high school and college careers. The researchers took into consideration Miller says that the likelihood for hormonal health,” he says.
Each one, she says, took longer than the
last to heal. the grade of the stress fractures using the stress fractures among this population is “If it’s not there, all the calcium and vi-
tamin D in the world won’t heal a stress
“My first stress fracture was in my tib- K-M system. “This is a unique classifica- multi-factorial. “You have to take into con- fracture.”
ia, and I was told it would take about six
weeks to heal,” says Strong, who lives in tion method because it considers both ra- sideration the type of training, the amount The issue, he says, is that there are very
Arlington. “It ended up taking two to few Division 1 female runners who hit
three times that. The worst was in my diographic and clinical evidence,” Miller of time the runners spent building up their that mark. “It’s a mismatch,” Cucuzzella
femoral neck, which should have been says. “Many of these women will show up
about a three- to four-month layoff. It says. “It’s a first-of-its-kind system.” mileage, as well as their BMI,” he explains. at college with delayed puberty because
took six months instead.” they stay low weight in hopes of better
Grade I is a stress reaction that appears “There is still more that we need to look performance. In the end, however, they
This comes as no surprise, says Strong, break.”
when you consider that she spent years in only on radiographic results and doesn’t into and we’re dividing up a big database to
the grips of an eating disorder and was se- This was very much Strong’s story. “It
verely underweight. In fact, she says, “I was present with pain. do that.” took three or four stress fractures before
diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporo- anyone really brought it up to me,” she
sis at age 16.” Grade V, at the far Still, Miller says says, “and all along, I was under-fueling
and underweight. I didn’t get a period the
Strong’s experience is consistent with end of the spec- that there is a perva- entire time.”
the findings of a new Ohio State University
study led by Timothy L. Miller. The team trum, is a nonunion sive problem among Cucuzzella says that for women who ha-
spent three years examining the relation- ven’t built up the proper bone density by
ship between stress fractures and time to stress fracture. female collegiate age 20, a lifetime of fractures may await.
return to running on a Division 1 team. “Coaches, physicians and athletic trainers
They concluded that the lower the athlete’s “These are injuries runners and their all need to tell this population that it’s OK
body mass index (BMI), the longer the to add fat and that if they don’t, they’re not
healing period. that the patients perception that going to get healthy.” 

have ignored or mis- lighter equals fast-

treated, and surgery er. “Staying at a low

may be needed to weight may work

repair them,” Miller for a while,” he says,

says. “Essentially, “but eventually, it

the body has given catches up to these

up trying to heal these fractures.” athletes and they end up injured.”

In the study, the team found that the av- His suggestion following his research is

erage time to return to running for those that these runners add lean muscle mass to

with a Grade V injury was 17 weeks, com- support and offload the bones. “To do this,

pared with 13.7 in grades II and III. The these runners may gain weight and their

researchers also compared the women’s BMIs will go up,” he says. “But it will help

BMIs with those of uninjured teammates keep them healthier and in the game.”

18 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonz says Solaris is a ‘Golden’ ray of sunshine

We sat down in the living room and So- ters, Lua an Nikki. They’re probly
in their room. Lua’s a rescue and
laris’ Mom took his leash off. Both pooch- she has Issues, so we got Nikki
as her Emotional Support Cat. I
Hi Dog Buddies! es gave my assistant a buncha frenly nose sometimes snatch their toys and
toss ’em around, just for fun. Cat
Yapping with puppies is always fun: They’re bumps. “So, Solaris,” I said, “tell me how toys are my favorite. I like cats, Mr.
so energetic an curious an happy. This week Bonzo, but I don’t really understand
I yapped with Solaris Anderson-Searle, who’s you got your Forever Family.” ’em. They get grumpy for Absolutely
only 18 months old. He’s a handsome, very No Reason At All.”
golden Golden Retriever, an he looks like he’s “K. Mom an Dad got me at the same “I hear you,” I said.
all grown up – but he’s still a total puppy be- “I’m doing Serious Stuff, too.
tween the ears. breeder as Gabriel, out in ColoRA- See, Gabe is a famous Therapy Dog.
He goes all over making people feel
Me an my assistant knocked, an TWO Gold- do. His Daddy is my Grandaddy. He’s Much Better, specially when they’re
en Retrievers an a lady answered. One of the sad or lonely or stressed. An I’m
pooches was on a leash and was super wiggly. Mom’s first dog an I’M her second learning how to do that, too. Mom’s an
They wore snazzy matching green collars, an Official Trainer with Best Behavior Pet
they looked like each other ’cept the one not dog. So, guess what, when I was just Training, an she’s startin’ to take me
on the leash was getting white around the face places, too. She takes me out by myself
and wasn’t as wiggly. I cleverly surmised that 8 weeks old I got to fly AN ride a tram sometimes so I can Develop My Own
the wiggly one on the leash was Solaris. Personality. I’ve already earned my Ca-
AN a car to get here. It was SO fun. I nine Good Citizen and Good Communi-
“Good morning,” I said. “I’m Bonzo, and ty Citizen certificates. An I helped Mom
this is my assistant.” wasn’t scared or anything!” foster three Humane Society puppies. I love
doin’ that. We had Pebbles the Pit Pup over
We exchanged Wag-and-Sniffs and the “Way to go, kiddo!” I said. “I’m Thanksgiving, and I really wanted her for my
pooch on the leash said, “I’m very pleased little sister. We had the Best Time together,
to meet you, Mr. Bonzo. I’m Solaris Ander- thinkin’ Gabriel was already here, but Mom said a really great family wanted to
son-Searle an THIS is my uncle, Gabriel – he’s adopt her.”
right? So what was it like when you Heading home, I was thinking about Solar-
famous – an this is my Mom Sheri. My Dad’s is, and all his puppy exuberance and enthu-
Adam. Mom put my leash on me cuz I keep first met?” siasm, and wishing we could hold on to that
forgetting to Not Jump Up. There’s so much when we got older. I always wanna be excited
stuff to learn an I get excited when we have Gabriel, who’d been lying on the Solaris Anderson-Sear, Golden for whatever’s next, don’t you?
compnee cuz I LOVE compnee. So I forget.” couch, winked at me. “Yeah, here PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
was this wiggly little fluffmuffin, Retriever. Till next time,
“No worries, Solaris,” I said. “It’s great to getting’ in my face, all slurpy, an I’m
meet you all. Can’t wait to hear your story.” The Bonz
like, ‘Oh, for Lassie’s sake, another
Don’t Be Shy
dog. Yech!’ But it turns out he’s a pretty cool this month an he
We are always looking for pets
pupperoo. Now it’s like I have a little brother, might hafta do a pruhSEEDure when with interesting stories.

an Mom says we’re like peanut butter an jelly.” I’m a little older. So I can’t do a-jill-uhtee train- To set up an interview, email
[email protected].
Solaris was really intrested in my note- ing like Gabriel.”

book, and kept bumpin’ it with his nose as he “Soggy Dog Biscuits!” I sympathized.

spoke. “Yep. Gabe teaches me lotsa “Me an Gabe like goin’ for car rides. In the

important stuff. Like We Don’t De- back seat we each have our own side an No

stroy Our Toys; an our crates are The Crossin’ Over. We’re gonna go up to Ohio to

Best Places in the World; an where visit Dad’s folks. Gabe says they live on this lake

to Do Our Doodie an where to not; with this super ponTOON boat. (He says pon-

an what couch to sit on. Oh, AND toons are big, fat float-y things.) Mom an Dad

Diggin’! Gabe taught me all about an Gabe go every year. I’m goin with ’em this

Diggin’! I LOVE diggin’! In the sand, year. I can’tWAIT! I love swimmin’. An campin’!

an all over the yard, an the flowers An squirrel chasin’. But we don’t get to do that

... an ...” much cuz most of ’em aren’t dumb enough to

Glancing at their Mom, Gabriel hang out in our yard. Since we’re, you know,

hastily interrupted, “Ummm, hey BIRD dogs, we love chasin’ birds on the beach,

there, Solaris, let’s not get into that, ’specially pellycans. Never catch ’em, though.

how ’bout …” I also have a shell collection. I bring ’em home

To help change the subject I asked, “So from the beach.”

what do you do for fun?” “Wow! That’s Pawsome! Got any pooch

In between notebook-bumps, he said, “We pals?” I inquired.

need a whole buncha exercise, so we run with “Oh, sure! Riley Schmidt, she’s a hound.

Dad. He’s a RUNNER, you know. But I have a Remus is a marina dog; an Goldie. Her sister

Hip Thing so I hafta be careful. I’m not s’pose Ruby’s from Thailand, which is way around on

to jump - at all. I hafta go to a spe-shuh-list the Other Side. Me an Gabe also have cat sis-

Renovated Castaway Cove home
called ‘future of the barrier island’

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Renovated home is called ‘future of the barrier island’

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer Jeff Flick and Sally Daley. “transitional” look, with high-end finishes sistant windows, the renovations make
[email protected] and ingenious architectural touches. the house “like a new home for insurance
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD purposes,” according to listing agent Sally
A stylish ranch-style home in Castaway It has beautiful woodwork, tile and Daley of Daley and Company Real Estate.
Cove II that’s on the market for $749,900 il- like a new home – which is what many stonework inside, along with all-new
lustrates both the pitfalls and potential of buyers want – but is well below the cost of plumbing, electric lines and HVAC sys- “The renovation at 1090 Windsong was
whole-home renovation projects, a phe- a new build in the same location. tems. Combined with new roofing, siding, done nicely with many of the latest fin-
nomenon that is on the upswing on the paver driveway and enlarged, storm-re- ishes and concepts in mind,” says Joseph
island. The 2,250-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3.5- O’Neill, a Realtor with Coldwell Bank-
bath home evokes a sense of classic Amer- er Paradise who with his partner Joseph
The home’s nonprofit developer, Flori- ican suburbia at its best. Post-renovation, Schlitt has developed a number of spec
da Housing League, which has renovated it has a wide-open floor plan and bright homes on the island. “A fully updated
more than 400 homes statewide, bought house in Castaway is always desirable as it
the property out of foreclosure in June is one of the most convenient and sought
2016 for $318,000, intending to do a main- after neighborhoods on the barrier island.
ly cosmetic rehab and flip the house for
around $380,000. “To build a new house with similar fin-
ishes [in that location] your ‘all in costs’
Once renovation began, however, hid- would be similar to the asking price of
den problems came to light that required $749,000. Then after you factor in com-
expensive additional fixes and the project missions, closing costs and potential profit
morphed into a whole-house reno, ac- you would have to advertise the house for
cording to Jeff Flick, a banker who volun- closer to $895,000-$925,000, which would
teers his time to help the Housing League. be a difficult price to achieve.”

“Once we started the remodel we found Even at $749,000, Daley says the house
we had to do quite a bit of engineering is pushing the upper end of the market
work, including new strapping for all the in Castaway Cove II but she believes the
roof trusses and a special heavy-duty an- “house shows the future of the barrier is-
choring system for exterior walls. land, from Central Beach South.”

“That required us to remove all the dry- “Most of those houses were built from
wall and insulation and once we went that the 1950s through the 1990s and they are
far, we decided to hire an architect to max- badly outdated,” says Daley. “They don’t
imize the floorplan and give the look and have the kinds of floorplans, features and
feel of a new house.” finishes that people want today. They are
totally out of fashion.
Flick says the project, originally budget-
ed for less than $50,000, ended up costing “The target buyer for this house is
“well north of a quarter-million dollars.” someone who doesn’t want the hassles
and uncertainty of buying an older house
That took that value of the property past and remodeling it themselves, but who
the parameters of the Housing League’s also does not want to spend $1 million or
mission of preserving moderately-priced $1.2 million to tear down and build new,”
homes and showed how challenging it can Daley says.
be to successfully remodel a house on the
island on a tight budget in an era of ev- A whole house reno saves the money it
er-stricter building codes. would cost for demolition, a new founda-
tion and a new wood or block frame. Land-
On the other hand, even though there scaping costs and impact fees are lower,
were some expensive surprises along the too, and the process is quicker.
way, the Housing League seems to have
stumbled into an outcome that is the high- Christine McLaughlin, broker/owner of
est and best use for the property. Shamrock Real Estate Corp., agrees that
a whole-house renovation is likely to be
The finished product is a residential
gem in a desirable neighborhood that feels

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20 percent to 30 percent less costly than house reno trend. As non-waterfront “The cost to tear-down vs. renovate is vation is often the easiest path.”
knocking the same house down and build- lots push past $300,000 and approach always a matrix,” says O’Neill, looking Daley and Flick are convinced the Hous-
ing new, and says it can be a good option. $400,000 in many cases, the final cost of a from a developer’s perspective. “A remod-
But she sees potential disadvantages, too. new home built on an empty lot or after a el is less costly and much quicker to get ing League’s renovation in Castaway Cove
tear-down can be prohibitively expensive through permitting which in turn acceler- II has hit a sweet spot, with much of the
“If someone does not want to spend for homeowners and developers alike. ates the construction schedule. Ultimate- appeal of a new home in highly-desirable
$1.3 million for a new house, they can save ly, a remodel can be put back on the mar- neighborhood but at a substantially dis-
money by renovating, but it will still be an Waterfront lots, where builders can get ket for re-sale more quickly and at a lower counted price.
older product and may not be a structural- higher-end prices, and where homeown- price point then a new build. But a new
ly strong as brand new.” ers know there is great ultimate value, the build can bring a higher price point and is Ultimately, it is not whether a home is
added cost of building new is not so much preferred by buyers if you can get the lot new or renovated, wood frame or block,
The rapid rise in land values on the is- of an obstacle. or tear-down for the right price. ... You can that makes up a buyer’s mind, but the way
land is the main factor pushing the whole- certainly achieve a higher price point with the house makes you feel, says McLaugh-
new construction, but with the premium lin. And it feels good to walk into the new
that the older houses are selling for a reno- 1090 Windsong and sit down in the sunny
living room and think about the life one
might live here. 


Neighborhood: Castaway Cove II
Lot size: 0.27 acre

Home size: 2,250 under air
Built: 1982; completely renovated in 2017

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 full baths; 1 half-bath
Pool: Renovated pool with fountain
Additional features: Cabana bath; beautiful millwork, tile and
stonework; brand new bathrooms, kitchen, and systems (wa-
ter and drain lines, electric lines and fixtures, HVAC units and
ducts); all new storm rated windows, doors and roof and exte-
rior siding; bright contemporary interior with high-end finishes
Developer: The Florida Housing League
Listing agency: Sally Daley and Company Real Estate

Listing price: $749,900

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The holiday week took a small bite out of the mainland real estate market, but a respectable 25
single-family residences and lots did sell from July 3-7 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 660 82nd Avenue. First listed in May for
$400,000, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house sold for $390,000 on July 5.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the residence at 11 W End Lane. Originally listed in May for
$384,900, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house fetched $375,000 on July 7.


VERO BEACH 660 82ND AVENUE 5/24/2017 $400,000 7/5/2017 $375,000
SEBASTIAN 11 W END LANE 5/30/2017 $384,900 7/7/2017 $370,500
VERO BEACH 1190 SOUTHLAKES WAY SW 3/31/2017 $394,900 7/3/2017 $316,000
VERO BEACH 5242 ELEUTHRA CIRCLE 12/5/2016 $344,900 7/7/2017 $275,000
VERO BEACH 4769 WOOD DUCK CIRCLE 5/8/2017 $279,000 7/7/2017 $268,548
VERO BEACH 2045 46TH AVENUE 3/7/2017 $244,495 7/7/2017 $263,500
VERO BEACH 1065 90TH AVENUE 3/14/2017 $269,900 7/3/2017 $245,000
SEBASTIAN 1526 HAVERFORD LANE 5/17/2017 $249,900 7/6/2017 $234,900
VERO BEACH 4755 BELLA RAE LANE SW 2/8/2017 $260,000 7/3/2017 $226,000
VERO BEACH 388 W TANGERINESW 5/2/2017 $234,900 7/5/2017 $220,000
VERO BEACH 2581 12TH SQUARE SW 3/9/2017 $220,000 7/7/2017 $219,000
VERO BEACH 1066 NORMANDIE WAY 2/17/2017 $232,900 7/7/2017 $205,000
VERO BEACH 3369 63RD SQUARE 4/11/2017 $225,000 7/7/2017 $200,000
VERO BEACH 1159 N 13TH SQUARE 11/23/2016 $237,000 7/6/2017

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11 W End Lane, Sebastian 1190 Southlakes Way SW, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 5/30/2017 Listing Date: 3/31/2017
Original Price: $384,900 Original Price: $394,900
Sold: 7/7/2017 Sold: 7/3/2017
Selling Price: $375,000 Selling Price: $370,500
Listing Agent: Becky Boncek Listing Agent: Coach Santoni

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty Selling Agent: Coach Santoni

Jan Malcolm Erica Ogilvie

RE/MAX Crown Realty RE/MAX Crown Realty

5242 Eleuthra Circle, Vero Beach 4769 Wood Duck Circle, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 12/5/2016 Listing Date: 5/8/2017
Original Price: $344,900 Original Price: $279,000
Sold: 7/7/2017 Sold: 7/7/2017
Selling Price: $316,000 Selling Price: $275,000
Listing Agent: Joe Walsh Listing Agent: Eddie Branigan

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Joe Walsh Jim Knapp

Coldwell Banker Paradise Alex MacWilliam

199$ 3DAYS


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Coming Up! Riverside’s actors’ village project
draws rave previews

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 The Vero Beach Theatre
Guild will celebrate its
60th Anniversary in a big, mu-
sical way this coming Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday. The
talent-rich theatre has put
together a concert-style re-
view, featuring songs from the
Guild’s Biggest Hits and from
some exciting future shows,
including “Sunset Boulevard,”
“Jekyll and Hyde,” “Follies”
and “Ragtime.” Guild fans will
love seeing many of their favor-
ite vocalists back on stage for
this summer fundraiser. Show
times are July 20, 7 p.m.; July
21, 8 p.m.; July 22, 8 p.m.; and
July 23, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25;
$12 for students.

2 Jazz is the word this Sat-
urday at the King Center’s
Studio Theatre, as a pair of tal-
ented women take the stage.


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Riverside’s actors’ village project draws rave previews

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer den terrace for gatherings, and even- the 2018-19 season opener. theater professionals Riverside hires
[email protected] tually a pool, says Ray McGowan, who McGowan expects the actors’ village for its productions. Many already know
chairs the Board of Trustee’s committee Riverside’s reputation. The big-budget
For any fan who’s ever waited outside on the project. to be a big draw for the Actors’ Equity
a Broadway theater for autographs, Riv-
erside Theatre is about to create a venue The housing project is a separate
with access well beyond the stage door. LLC under Riverside’s 501-c3 umbrella,
And though that’s hardly the point of the meaning donations to the project are
regional theater’s new Star Suites hotel, tax deductible, McGowan points out to
it’s sure to be a plus for the guests who donors, who he says have largely been
stay in any rooms not taken up by Riv- members of the Board of Trustees as
erside’s professionals flying in for a pro- well as “patron producers,” a group of
duction. donors who give at a high level and re-
ceive added theater-going opportuni-
The $8.4 million project is planned for ties.
a 3.54-acre parcel that Riverside Theatre
bought from the Los Angeles Dodgers, “My letter went out in May,” says Mc-
just outside the Dodgertown sports Gowan. Fundraising is ongoing, but Mc-
compound on Aviation Boulevard. Un- Gowan expects to be “75 to 80 percent
officially dubbed the “actors’ village,” funded” when groundbreaking takes
the project will include 60 extended-stay place in November, if all goes well with
one-bedroom suites, available to out- the permitting process. The project is
side guests when not in use by Riverside. expected to be open a year later, when
There’s to be a center courtyard and gar- the first cast arrives in Vero Beach for

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regional Agostini’s ‘Portraits’ keep
theater at- social realism in focus
tracts top talent
with its lush beachside Indian River Medical Center. By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent sitting so proudly among her beloved art
setting, accommodating staff The location, on the southeast corner [email protected] collection; and the unmistakable hands of
and generous supporters. And it the artist and philanthropist Ruth Funk,
doesn’t hurt that Vero’s season – Octo- of Flight Safety Drive and Aviation Bou- Every now and then, people ask Dominic with whom Agostini worked frequently.
ber to April – provides a welcome respite levard, is across from the Vero Beach Agostini why he doesn’t focus his lens on
from New York, where many in the the- Airport, which now has direct flights beautiful people in beautiful places. But the In all, Agostini invites the viewer to con-
ater’s casts reside. from Newark to Vero. And a short walk is photographer whose portraits are currently sider people in their own environment. To
Walking Tree Brewery, a lively hangout on view in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie arts dis- visit with them, as it were.
Star Suites will consolidate the that opened in a converted World War II trict can’t wrap his mind around that nar-
now-fragmented housing leased around airplane hangar. row point of view. “I think Dominic’s work really speaks to
town for the theater’s half-dozen shows that movement of social realism,” said Car-
per season. Today, 25 apartments with As the economy began to recover fol- “There’s so much beauty in everyday la Funk, Florida Tech director of museums,
a total of 31 beds are scattered around lowing the 2008 real estate collapse, the people in everyday life,” he said. “It’s right in which include the Foosaner and the Ruth
eight locations. They are not only fur- market for reasonably priced rentals – front of you. Sometimes you have to add a Funk Center for Textile Art on the campus
nished, but prepped with linens, dishes, nice enough to meet Equity standards little bit of lighting to drive it home.” of Florida Tech.
pots and pans. The actors and directors – has steadily increased. Recently, Mc-
typically stay five to six weeks, and there Gowan says, short-term rentals in sea- Indeed, “Dominic Agostini Portraits” Funk, who is no relation to the late
can be as many as three casts overlap- son are “virtually non-existent,” forcing breathes in that humanity. The exhibition philanthropist, wanted to have the Agostini
ping. Riverside to lease properties on a year- was installed last week in the gallery of exhibition run concurrently with the Foo-
round basis for better value. the Foosaner Education Center across the saner Museum’s current show, “Pan Amer-
The overflow cast and crew get rooms street from the Foosaner Art Museum. It ican Modernism: Avant Garde Art in Latin
at local hotels, chiefly SpringHill Suites With no end in sight to the scarcity of comprises 14 works, most 20 inches by 30 America and the United States,” which has
– on Riverside’s tab, of course. affordable properties in Equity-worthy inches, and all silver halide photographs. a “big component” of social realists photog-
locations, the theater began looking at raphers. Both exhibits reveal a “grace and
It falls to Jon Moses, Riverside’s man- building its own housing. The portraits range from the unknown dignity” to ordinary people.
aging director and COO, to arrange to the familiar. In one image, you see
all those leases. Along with booking That was in 2014. As a team of Riv- a young woman perched with a guitar Art patrons here respond enthusiasti-
rooms around multiple rehearsal and erside executives and board members against a sand dune, and another image cally to the medium, she said. Past pho-
run schedules, it’s largely up to River- considered designs and scouted loca- is of a worker resting on his muddied tographic exhibitions, including those of
side’s production manager, Kyle Atkins, tions, the Dodgertown property was tractor. There are also those portraits of works by Clyde Butcher, Annie Leibovitz
to see that the apartments are cared for. brought to the attention of the theater people celebrated in Brevard’s cultural and Leon Herschtritt, kept breaking at-
That includes not only cleaning at each by Keith Kite. circles: the late artist Dexter Johnston,
change of occupancy, but repairs and CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
general upkeep as well. Kite has developed multiple hotel
properties including the Hampton Inn
The cost of the estimated 10,000 room near Miracle Mile as well as the Sprin-
nights is close to $500,000 a year “and gHill Suites.
continuing to increase,” says McGowan.
Kite has provided invaluable advice
“We’re essentially in the hotel busi- to the theater, McGowan says, not only
ness now,” McGowan says. The native in finding the location but in estimating
New Yorker became involved at Riv- project costs. The Memphis-based ar-
erside after retiring as executive vice chitects on the project, LLW Architects,
president of ExxonMobil’s chemical op- have been used by Kite on several of his
erations in Houston. He moved to Vero projects.
Beach in 2002 with his wife Sonia.
Civil engineering will be done by
McGowan is on Riverside’s Board of Vero’s Kimley-Horn, and Proctor Con-
Trustees and chaired the finance com- struction will oversee the build.
mittee when the idea for building an
actors’ housing complex arose in 2014. Several large donors already have
McGowan, Kite, Rooney and Moses have naming rights for various parts of the
led the effort, with the help of CEO and complex, which includes three wings
artistic director Allen Cornell, board and a clubhouse. The smaller wing in
president Heidi Waxlax and trustees Bill the front has been designed to accom-
Lane and Bill Scully. modate families by making two adjoin-
ing suites connecting. There will also be
“We’re very hopeful that the operat- a few pet-friendly suites.
ing costs of a new hotel will cover the
costs we’re currently experiencing with “It’s been an exciting project to work
outside rental.” on, just thinking about how we can ac-
commodate actors and give them the
Any suites rented by people outside best of the best,” says Patti Rooney, Riv-
the theater will “accrete to our earnings erside’s newly named CFO. 
at the theater,” says McGowan. All 60 ex-
tended-stay suites could well be booked
at points during the season, McGowan
says, but he’s expecting to accommo-
date overflow guests visiting the Histor-
ic Dodgertown complex in the summer,
as well as families of patients at nearby

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tendance records. Dominic Agostini. their own environments While he works
“We have a lot of photographs in our per- – where they live or how toward achieving so-
PHOTOS BY: BENJAMIN THACKER they make a living. phisticated lighting,
manent collection,” Funk said. “Every time both natural and ar-
I pull out photographs, people seem drawn much beloved in Brevard’s art community Born in Trinidad, Agos- tificial, in his photo-
to them.” and by its patrons.) tini grew up with a father graphs, Agostini will
who flew for the old BWIA ask his subjects to
Adding to these factors is the commu- Agostini calls his work “environmental commercial airlines and just be themselves.
nity’s familiarity with Agostini’s work. He portraits,” which always gets him into ex- a mother who worked in
was the photographer for Ruth Funk’s two planation mode: They have nothing to do the insurance industry. “One of the things
art books, “Cloth and Culture” and “Dolls Et with the climate, but instead are people in The family moved to Mi- I like to do in most of
Cetera,” and has done commercial work for ami, Dallas, Chicago and my photography is to
Melbourne ad agencies. finally to Brevard. see what people do on
After graduating from high school, he be- their own,” he said. “So
“He’s really well liked in the community,” gan studying business at the University of I might ask somebody
Carla Funk said. “He’s an active surfer and Illinois in Chicago. But photography lured to stand or sit some-
an avid fisherman. He’s also incredibly gen- him to switch to Columbia College in Chi- where but I don’t tell
erous and volunteers for different organi- cago and get a degree in photography. them how. Direction
zations. He really loves people. That comes He has always been drawn to portraits. only comes in if it’s not
across in his portraits.” very interesting.”
In his photograph entitled “Darren,”
Despite his acclaim, this is the 39-year which shows the image of a man sitting on
old photographer’s first exhibition since his tractor, Agostini got the subject to just be
college. himself.
The man, Darren – we don’t learn his
He was not expecting the opportunity last name – oversees work at the histor-
to come knocking on his door. Most of his ic Field Manor, one of Brevard’s original
work is commercial and ends up on web- homesteads. The University of Central
sites or catalogs rather than as a “picture on Florida was conducting a shoreline study
the wall.” there and someone connected to the
study called Agostini.
“It really wasn’t on my radar,” he said. “That was one of those scenarios, when
“I’m very excited about it. There it is, in a someone said ‘Hey would you go photo-
gallery space that I have a great deal of re- graph that project? They don’t have a bud-
spect for – the Frits van Eeden Gallery. I was get, but they’re doing something cool,’” he
actually working there when the dedication said. “There’s a lot of really interesting sto-
occurred. I never thought I’d have an op-
portunity to show.”

(Frits van Eeden is an internationally ac-
claimed artist who lives in Melbourne and
in his homeland of The Netherlands. He is

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ries out there that people aren’t going to COMING UP gles, and he’ll be performing at the King id-fire singing definitely sets him apart
photograph because there’s no money to Center Monday, July 17. The Eagles’ 1976 from other country singers. Featured
photograph it.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 song “Hotel California,” says Guitar with Hunt will be Maren Morris and
World, “makes just about every list of Chris Janson. Show time is 7 p.m.
But that didn’t stop Agostini. He went According to her official bio, saxophon- top guitar solos, including ours.” Cred-
anyway and found a most compelling ist Jazmin Ghent got her start aboard it for the guitar majesty of “Hotel Cali- 5 Perfect Vodka just keeps cranking
subject. The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014, opening fornia” is often given to Joe Walsh, who ’em out. On Wednesday, July 19, hard
for the Sirius XM Hall of Fame Ceremo- toughened up the Eagles’ laid-back Cal- rock legend Styx takes the stage, accom-
Darren had parked the tractor in the ny hosted by Marcus Miller, and wowing ifornia sound when he joined the band panied by equally rock-stellar REO Speed-
shade of a tree, so Agostini balanced ar- with a “smooth and soulful rendition of just prior to the “Hotel California” al- wagon and the aforementioned former
tificial light with the sunlight to capture ‘Summertime.’” A pair of singles from bum’s recording. Actually, GW explains, Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder, for Pete’s
the image. her successful debut CD, “Boss,” scored “the primary guitar heard throughout Sake. Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx
national recognition. Cindy Bradley the solo belongs to Felder,” who wrote was uber hot in the late ’70s and early ’80s
“He was pretty much being himself,” plays jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. Ac- the music for the track and conceived and became known for their bold mixing
Agostini said. cording to Wikipedia, she picked up and played the solo’s intricate harmo- of styles. Five Styx albums were certified
her first trumpet by accident at age 9, nies on his initial, instrumental demo. multi-platinum by the RIAA.
But that simple lighting balance and a “because it was the only available in- Felder is a four-time Grammy award REO Speedwagon’s hits include “Keep On
heroic reverence for humanity sings out to strument which she recognized in her winner, a member of the Rock and Roll Loving You,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and
Funk, who says the image relates to the “so- teacher’s list for school band classes.” Hall of Fame and a best-selling author. “Take It on the Run.” Show time is 7 p.m.
cial realists” genre of photography. Her hit single, “Massive Transit,” re-
mained at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 4 County music superstar Sam Hunt 6 Riverside Theatre’s extremely
Agostini enjoys seeing how different Smooth Jazz Songs chart for six weeks. is making a stop on his 15 in a 30 popular Comedy Zone is a terrif-
people respond to different photographs, tour this Saturday at the Perfect Vodka ic change of pace choice for a night out
especially those of Dexter Johnston and Dr. 3 Don Felder is former lead guitar
B. Frank Brown. Johnston, known mostly as for one of the most popular and Sam Hunt. with pals, date night or
Dexter, was an artist known for her eccen- powerful rock groups of its era, The Ea- any occasion where you
tricity and for being a walking encyclopedia Amphitheater in West looking for a few (or a lot
of Brevard’s visual art scene, from its be- of) laughs of fun, plen-
ginnings through its sizable growth. Brown Palm Beach. So … let’s ty of food and beverages
was an innovative Brevard County Public and maybe some music as
Schools superintendent and also an avid talk roadtrip. Prior to his well. This Friday and Sat-
gardener who had numerous patents on urday, the comedy double
plants he cross-bred. successful solo career, bill will feature Frankie
Paul and Myke Herlihy.
“There’s a visual connection,” he said. according to Wikipe- Herlihy’s style is laid back.
“For example, the photograph of Dr. Brown, He likes to say he start-
that photo really generated a connection I dia, Hunt was credited ed his career behind bars
didn’t expect. “serving drinks, not time.”
for writing singles for And his own website calls him “one
“And Dexter. She was fantastic. In her tiny of the most loveable jerks you’ll ever
little shoebox apartment, she really enjoyed Kenny Chesney, Keith meet.” Paul, says Comedy Zone World-
spending the time (with Agostini) but didn’t wide online, has a knack for “taking a
want to spend much time taking pictures.” Urban, Billy Currington typically unnoticeable situation to new
levels of hysterics.” Paul has been tour-
When asked what he hopes viewers will and Reba McEntire. Elias ing professionally for close to 30 years,
get from the exhibition, Agostini at first de- and touches on “everyday craziness like
murred, suggesting that a portrait is a “per- Leight of Billboard de- marriage, family and common sense, or
sonal thing” and that looking at a picture of lack thereof.” Show times are 7:30 p.m.
a stranger can evoke all sorts of reactions. Don Felder. scribes Hunt’s vocals as a and 9:30 p.m. Also at Riverside most
weekends are Live at the Loop an Howl
“If I had to pick, I think the beauty of hu- “rough, heartthrob voice at the Moon, both live outdoor music
manity in every day people,” he said. “For events, with all sorts of food and a very
me, I just like to see how people respond.” [that] shines clearly,” an good time being had by all. So you can
pair them up with Comedy Night for a
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Highland Ave., Melbourne.Works also appear
in the Center’s lobby area. Admission is free. al, appealing mix of speaking and rap-
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through Friday, as well as from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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Riverside keeps theater-lovers in Loop at new Bar & Grill

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Jill Rauser and Garett Schiefer.
[email protected]
Jon Moses, Heidi Waxlax and Allen Cornell cut the ribbon to the Riverside Theatre Outdoor Bar & Grill. Jackie Savell and Cheryl Roseland.
Riverside Theatre has become a popular spot
for more than just its award-winning performanc- Jennifer Bates and Brian Bodine. Jill Tench and Kevin Moree. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE “This makes it a little more professional and we
es, concerts and speakers – on weekends folks can handle the crowd better with this new setup,”
gather in the driveway for Live in the Loop, bid- said Heidi Waxlax, board president. “You wouldn’t
ing time before a show or simply unwinding with know that this is a new addition. This was an un-
friends while listening to free musical entertain- used space and with this setup we can really do
ment by talented local musicians. this much better. People love to come here to eat
and sit.”
Last Friday night a crowd gathered for the
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the new Jimbo Carroll, owner of Café 66, has been serv-
Outdoor Bar & Grill, and as Managing Director/ ing up delicious dining selections in the loop since
COO Jon R. Moses welcomed guests to the new the beginning with a grill menu that includes steak
and improved Loop Bar and Grill, he reflected on and chicken sandwiches, an Angus burger, Jimbo’s
how “this little venture began five years ago with smoked pulled pork, snacks and desserts. The bar
four tables and maybe 12 chairs.” offers wine, beer and cocktails, and for the sum-
mer Huckleberry Lemonade, Nectarine Dream
“This was Jon’s brainchild,” explained Oscar and a Cherry Mountain Cooler keep things cool.
Sales, marketing director. “He realized that the
experience of coming to the theatre starts in the After the ribbon-cutting, many guests stayed
parking lot. So if you hear music and smell food, to listen to the band East Harbor and enjoyed a
you’re already in the mood for a good time.” bite to eat. Others caught the latest Dueling Pia-
nos show or tried their luck at Vegas Nights, where
According to Moses, “Prior to all of the food and players gambled at casino games with “funny
the outside bar, you literally pulled into the park- money” to benefit the Riverside Children’s The-
ing lot and crickets is all you heard. We could do atre Scholarship Program for children. 
better than that so we introduced the outside grill
and bands.”

It was lightning that forged the next iteration of
the grill experience when, after a bolt of lightning
struck near the main doors, they moved things
under the portico and things really began to de-
velop. Two years ago it became apparent that they
needed to up their game to meet the demands of
the growing following. An estimated 35,000 peo-
ple have enjoyed food and drinks since they be-
gan entertaining folks at the loop. The weekend
Comedy Zone and Howl at the Moon shows and
burgeoning numbers coming for the free outdoor
concerts created a need for a permanent struc-

“The community so loved this and we knew if
we changed it we would destroy it,” said Moses,
adding that was what convinced them to begin
planning a permanent structure with the aid of
Donadio and Associates, Architects and contrac-
tor Bill Bryant & Associates.

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First Bites: Fire & Wine in South County Vero

Columnist Faroe Island Salmon.

Would you drive five miles out of your PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
way to once again savor the culinary cre-
ations of Chuck Arnold, the very talented
chef who a few years ago was wowing din-
ers at Bijou in Vero’s Old Downtown?

Well, Chef Chuck and another familiar
Vero restaurant face, Roger Lord – friends
from years ago in the Carolinas – have just
opened a new bistro in a most unlikely lo-
cation: the Winn-Dixie strip mall on Oslo
Road in South County.

If you’re tempted to go, and memories of
Chef Chuck’s creations sure lured us, you
want to turn west on Oslo Road from U.S.
1, and their new restaurant, Fire & Wine, is
a bit over two miles out on the right.

Headline news: This out-of-the-way
restaurant is our Vero Beach dining dis-
covery of 2017 – great food, great atmo-
sphere, great service, great prices. A head-
line on its website describes Fire & Wine as
a “sublime dining experience.” We strong-
ly agree.

Look & feel: From the

Parmesan Encrusted Pan Seared Sautéed Escargot.
North Carolina Trout. Monkfish.
parking lot, the nondescript exterior of this thought this dish was tremendous. modest bottle of chardonnay from a de- Tuesday - Sunday,
restaurant – which still has the Oslo Din- For entrées, I ordered one of the evening’s cent wine list.
er sign overhead – isn’t very inviting. But 5 pm to 9 pm
inside, we found an eclectic newly-deco- specials, monkfish ($28), my husband went Service: For a restaurant in its second Beverages:
rated restaurant with a Chef’s Counter in for the salmon ($21), and our companion week, things appeared to be operating Beer and wine
the front – where a half-dozen diners can chose the garganelli pasta ($18). very smoothly, with Roger greeting and Address:
watch meals being prepared in the open seating diners in a two-thirds-full house. 2950 9th St SW
kitchen – and a narrow but adequately My pan-seared monkfish was served on Our veteran server Mike was both knowl- Phone: (772) 794-7587
spaced white-table-cloth bistro to the rear. an artichoke and potato puree, surround- edgeable and attentive.
ed by a sauté of PEI mussels and spinach
Food: On this initial visit, we started done in an orange saffron broth. From the Prices: Appetizers and salads are ex-
with a soup, a salad and an appetizer, had perfectly prepared monkfish to the tender tremely reasonably priced, and entrees run
three entrées, and finished with a house- little mussels to the wonderful artichoke from $14 (for a burger) to $28 (for the beef
made dessert. and orange saffron tastes, this dish was tenderloin), with most in the $20 range.
The soup of the night was a sweet potato Initial impression: This restaurant
poblano soup ($6) with a blue cheese crou- My husband’s pan-seared Faroe Island makes a very modest boast on its Facebook
ton as well as toasted pecans. Delicious. salmon was also cooked just right, topped page: “The best food in South County Vero
The baby arugula salad ($8) had shaved with pickled beets and grilled asparagus, Beach.” While it no doubt will get strong
Brussel sprouts, dried cherries, roasted and served with a red wine vinaigrette and support from this growing part of Indian
nuts, a fried goat cheese medallion and goat cheese empanada. Our companion’s River County, island residents will be miss-
was dressed with a spiced rum vinaigrette. pasta was also excellent, tossed with house ing out on something very good if they don’t
smoked salmon, white beans, grilled as- seek it out as well. C’mon! It’s not that far.
But the most interesting of the start- paragus, charred tomatoes, shaved par-
ers was Chuck’s take on an escargot ap- mesan grana and a lemon white wine re- I welcome your comments, and encour-
petizer ($8) – snails sautéed with coun- duction. age you to send feedback to me at tina@ver-
try ham, zucchini and tomato served
over a fried egg in a nest with parsley We concluded with a luscious orange
vinaigrette. My husband, who loves es- panna cotta. To die for. The reviewer is a beachside resident who
cargot served in the classic manner, dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
Drink: Fire & Wine serves beer and pense of this newspaper. 
wine, and we accompanied our meal with a

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14 Bat, for one 75 Xylem and 8 Book opening?
20 Siren phloem fluid 9 Call it ___ sound
21 Words rarely 77 Visas and 10 Prime time time 73 Morse morsel
passports 11 Do a tax return 76 Indulges in a
heard down 79 Bankroll
at police 80 Bit of symbolic chore fantasy
headquarters writing 12 Nonexistent 78 Headphone effect
22 “___ inside me 84 OSU foe 13 Had some grub or 81 The Stooges and
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23 Not yet signed, to 89 It’s “human” some grubs others
Variety 90 Concert hall key? 14 ___ grade 82 Organic
24 ____________ + 94 Zest, for example
O 96 Impair (measured up) compound
26 Playing surface 97 Caltech, for one 15 State 83 Alma ___
No. 1 99 Bond villain 85 Precept
27 Real name of Roy 100 Partner of “the unequivocably 87 Alexandra Zuck,
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28 Cash back? 104 Drug banner: abbr. 88 Triple Crown leg
29 Jazz writer Hentoff abbr. 17 Filet ___ 91 Simply
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Martin H. Fischer, a German-American physiologist who died in 1962, said, “A nickel’s —
worth of goulash beats a five-dollar can of vitamins.”

At the bridge table, a goulash deal beats five contracts played in no-trump. You presort
the cards into their suits, cut the deck without shuffling, and deal in groups. I do threes WEST AKQ9654
and fours, but some prefer a three and two fives. The deals often have very long suits. EAST
The one in the diagram was played in a social game last month. What do you think of the
auction? How did five hearts doubled fare? — AQ98542

It is rare to open with a one-bid in goulash. West’s Unusual No-trump was weird; since — J 10 7 6 4
partner rated to have a major two-suiter, just bidding some number of diamonds would
have been preferable. East hid in the bushes over three spades. Then South, who was K Q J 10 8 5 4 2 3
preparing to double five diamonds (it probably would have failed by one trick), was
pleasantly surprised to hear partner raise hearts. East finally revealed his major-orientated J 10 8 7 2 —
If West had led a club, the contract would have failed, but she selected the diamond king.
Declarer looked at the diamond void and joked, “Ruff it!” —

South took the first trick and played four rounds of hearts. East won, cashed his second AKQ98532
heart trick, then tried a sneaky low-spade lead. However, declarer knew that East, who
couldn’t have a second diamond, had started with 7-5-1-0 distribution. South discarded A976
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Vero Beach Museum of Art – Watershed: Con- 3-5 Vero Beach Recreation Dept. pres- 5 RT Star’s Back to School Party, 10 a.m. to
temporary Landscape Photography thru Sept. 10. 20-23 Musical Review celebrating ents Fire and Ice, the 43rd annual 2 p.m. on the Riverside Theatre campus in
Vero Beach Theatre Guild’s Aerial Antics Youth Circus, 7 p.m. at Saint Ed- partnership with Education Foundation of IRC,
Riverside Theatre - Vegas Nights at Riverside 60th Anniversary with songs from some of VBTG’s ward’s School, featuring performers from ages with shows, entertainment, games, contests, vi-
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p.m. weekends thru July 28. Free admission. 21|22 Peter and the Star Catcher 4|5 Ballet Vero Beach presents Ariel
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Sea Turtle Walks, 9 p.m. through July at Se- dren’s Theatre performers on the Stark Stage. showcasing storytelling and contemporary er Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 8
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B16 July 14, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | CALENDAR

17 Silver Tones Concert, 10:30 a.m. at The September 16 | Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race. tasked with raising $1,000 apiece in donations
Brennity, 7955 16th Manor, with dona- before they can be released. 772-999-3625
tions accepted for Senior Resource Association. 23 Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior and check-in at First Presbyterian Church. 772-
772-299-7900 Fishing Tournament to benefit ORCA, 567-8900 ext. 117 13-15 Indian River Birding Festival
Anglers for Conservation and CCA Florida, 7 a.m. and Nature Art Show hosted
20 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra lines in, 2 p.m. lines out, followed at 4 p.m. by OCTOBER by Pelican Island Preservation Society and Peli-
presents The Merry Widow, 3 p.m. at Family Awards Dinner at Capt. Hiram’s. $25 reg- can Island Audubon Society at Audubon House
Vero Beach High School PAC. $20. 18 & under istration includes dinner. 6-28 Oktoberfest Nights, 6 to 9:30 on Oslo Road. 772-494-6306
free. 855-252-7276 p.m. weekends at Riverside
24 National Estuaries Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Theatre, with live music, German food and 14|15 Marine and Wildlife Art
SEPTEMBER at Environmental Learning Center, with seasonal beer served in souvenir steins. Free Festival and Craft Show, in
canoeing in mangrove trails, music, crafts and admission. conjunction with Nautical Flea Market & Sea-
14 An Evening in Paris, 5 to 9 p.m. at Heri- family fun. Standard admission. 772-589-5050 food Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indian River
tage Center with Parisian themed ven- County Fairgrounds. 954-205-7813
dors and Moulin Rouge-style entertainment to 30 13United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. to Catch & Release, 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp
benefit Vero Heritage Inc. 772-770-2263 Noon, begins with kickoff breakfast Haven, with ‘Big Fish’ caught and 21 Dan K. Richardson & William L. Ma-
rine Golf Classic to benefit Scholarship
16|17 Regular Joe Surf Festival at Foundation of IRC, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at
north jetty, ‘a contest for Grand Harbor Golf Club. 772-569-9869
the rest of us’ to benefit Surfrider Foundation
Sebastian Inlet Chapter. Sebastianinletsurfshop. 21 Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Pawrade
com and Expo, 2 p.m. registration; 4 p.m.
Pawrade at Dogs for Life. 772-567-8969
16 HALO Rescue’s Chase Your Tail 5K, 7:30
a.m. at Sebastian Community Cen- 24 To November 12 - Riverside Theatre
ter to support the no-kill rescue organization. presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, a
$25/$30. 772-589-7279 musical tribute on the Stark Stage. 772-231-6990

16 Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race NOVEMBER
through scenic Vero neighborhoods,
6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from MacWilliam 3 Scholarship Foundation of IRC Football Classic
Park on Indian River Drive East, with post-race between Vero and Sebastian High Schools,
ice cream sundae bar, music and awards. 772- 5:30 p.m. VIP BBQ Dinner; 7 p.m. kickoff at Sebas-
569-7364 tian River High School Shark Stadium. 772-569-9869




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