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09/29/2017 ISSUE 39

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A3 A8 B4Veterans, IRSC wants you!
College pitches special book club
Opportunity knocks Sunrise’s to occasion

Storm creates cleanup jobs Theatre unveils superb season

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 39 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Officials try to County sheriff’s needs behind
help businesses slight property-tax rate uptick
harmed by Irma
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer often referred to as “millage,” is
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent [email protected] mostly due to the St. Lucie County
Sheriff’s Office.
Unnoticed hurricane damage Residents hoping to see their
from Irma will start showing up at property tax bills decrease this year “I am responsible for the mill-
homes and businesses weeks after will be disappointed, even though age increase you are discussing,”
the storm, but there’s time to do Port St. Lucie’s tax rate is edging Sheriff Ken Mascara told the Com-
something about it. downward. That’s because proper- mission during their first public
ty values shot up more than 10 per- hearing earlier this month.
“What we know, a lot of this cent in the city and the decreased
stuff doesn’t just pop up one day, tax rate isn’t enough to offset. He laid out the need for new
two days after the storm,” said Pete vehicles and higher salaries for
Tesch, president of the St. Lucie And while Port St. Lucie is look- deputies. The fleet includes 165
County Economic Development ing at a slightly lower tax rate than marked and 139 unmarked ve-
Council. “In our experience, we’ve initially planned, the St. Lucie hicles – some of which are more
seen businesses show up a couple County Commission is raising its than 10 years old and have over
weeks, a month after a storm.” tax rate – or at least was poised to 200,000 miles on them.
do so Tuesday night during its sec-
For example, seemingly minor ond and final hearing (which oc- Deputies are in those vehicles 12
flooding can trigger mold prob- curred after press time). hours a day. “It becomes their roll-
lems weeks later that could shut ing offices,” Sheriff Mascara said.
down a business for a few days. The increased property tax rate,
Some never recover after that. CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

“(The Economic Development THAT’S A WRAP!
Council) did a phone outreach im-
mediately right after the storm,” Centennial High School’s Dre Grace brings down Martin County High School quarterback RENDERINGS COURTESY CENTER STAR PROPERTY GROUP
Tesch said. “We communicated
with 37 different businesses of dif- George Johnson during Friday’s 40-37 victory at South County Stadium in St. Lucie West. THE ‘PLACE’ TO BE: DEVELOPMENT’S
ferent sizes and functions. Out of A GAME-CHANGER IN ST. LUCIE WEST
those, 28 were somewhat impact- Centennial, 3-0, faces powerhouse Vero Beach tonight. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ed by the storm either by some
physical damage, or inability of BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer utilities and infrastructure.
employees to get to their place of [email protected] The first of several buildings is
work.”
A development company from due to be ready for office and retail
A few things kept workers out New Jersey has turned its sights sometime next spring.
after Irma. on St. Lucie West, targeting the last
remaining relatively large piece “We are incredibly excited
The council doesn’t have direct of land for TownPlace – what it about TownPlace, what it says
disaster-assistance programs, but describes as a “mini-downtown” about our economic viability and
helps folks seeking assistance get complete with apartments, offic- the opportunities it brings to our
to the right agencies. es, retail shops and restaurants. residence,” said Terissa Aronson,
president of the St. Lucie County
“We’re working together to Already, ground has been bro- Chamber of Commerce, via email.
make sure our local businesses ken on the roughly 16-acre site “This is one more example of the
and employees get all the services on SW Fountainview Boulevard, flourishing St. Lucie County busi-
and help available to them through making way for the underground
state and federal programs,” Tesch CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
said “There’s a variety of different

CONTINUED ON PAGE A4

IN THIS ISSUE ‘Rock Steady’ method
helping sufferers fight
LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 Parkinson’s. Page A11

HEALTH A12-A15 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B7

OBITUARIES A9 PETS B7

DINING B8-B10 REAL ESTATE A17-A28

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PART-TIME OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: CLEANUP WORK

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent are out, but so far the replies trickling Here’s one of those employers’ chal- sidering changes, with a time-honored
in are showing that the only jobs sector lenges: 5 percent not-seasonally adjust- tool: money. “It pays quite well – $14 an
The economy was humming, folks were hard-hit by the storm is agriculture. For- ed unemployment. The Treasure Coast hour,” he said.
working – then came Hurricane Irma. The tunately, many of the agricultural skills pretty much has full employment – when
powerful winds and rains didn’t, as some are transferable to debris cleanup. Even there is almost no deficient-demand un- From July to August, St. Lucie Coun-
feared, damage the job market. Indeed, with that pool of available workers, Dos- employment. In other words, if employ- ty saw a drop in unemployment. In July,
Irma blew in a huge work opportunity. santos said there’s still a huge need for de- able people want jobs reasonably suited the county’s non-agricultural unemploy-
bris-removal and other disaster-recovery to their educations and backgrounds, ment rate was at 5.3 percent, not sea-
“We have temporary positions for those workers all along the Treasure Coast. they can usually find them in short order, sonally adjusted. The surrounding coun-
who are willing to do cleanup work,” said because the economy is producing ade- ties – Martin and Indian River – also had
Marcelo Dossantos, director of business “We really are in need for individuals to quate demand. So, Dossantos said em- employment gains at the same time. The
services at CareerSource Research Coast. take one these jobs for cleanup,” Dossan- ployers are enticing temporary workers state dropped from a seasonally-adjusted
“This will be going on for at least five to tos said. “Anybody who actually wants a who may be on the jobs sidelines, or con- unemployment rate of 4.4 percent to 4.2
six months.” job doing cleanup, we can assist.”
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Dossantos said state business surveys

Oxbow’s aim is true

PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN Oxbow Eco-Center’s team of certified archery in-
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archery. The sport helps to build strength, endurance
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The Explore Archery Program, a collaboration from
USA Archery and the Archery Trade Association, is de-
signed to introduce beginners of all ages and abilities
to the lifelong sport of archery. At left, Mary Anne Mot-
lagh prepares to fire with fellow archery enthusiasts.

For more information about the Oxbow Eco-Center,
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Fantastic kickoff for Sartoris Foundation fundraiser PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Members of the St. Lucie County Fire District, PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
the PGA St. Lucie West, and other supporters of
the cause came out to Tijuana Flats on St. Lucie percent from July to August.
West Boulevard Monday evening to kick off the “In addition, a thousand more individ-
Sammy Sartoris T21 Friendship Foundation
fundraiser coming this November. uals joined the labor force in August and
there were 392 less unemployed individ-
The foundation, with the help of the Fire Dis- uals in the region,” Dossantos said in an
trict and PGA, is raising money to benefit those emailed answer to queries.
with Down Syndrome. This year’s event, which
will be held Nov. 4, will be complete with a Fire Nationally, the labor-force participa-
Ball Drop and golf and tennis matches, just like tion rate – generally the number of avail-
last year’s. able people ages 16 and older who are
working or actively seeking jobs – is up.
The foundation raised $36,000 last year – and The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
all the funds stayed on the Treasure Coast to that in August the participation rate was
help local residents. at 62.9 percent, the same as July, but up
from 62.8 percent the year before.
The foundation awarded two scholarships to
students with Down Syndrome attending UCF Dossantos said there’s little evidence
and FAU, two grants to schools to help their many businesses had employees out of
programs supporting those with special needs, sent work for more than about a week leading
one preschool child to swimming lessons, sent one up to and following Irma’s impact. He said
young girl born with Down Syndrome to an inclusive 13 years ago the busy storm summer hit
gymnastics program, and bought books for the Trea- the job market hard.
sure Coast Down Syndrome Book Club, and provided a
day outing to discover the joy of reading. The organi- “It’s not like ’04, because lots of busi-
zation is also preparing to award one more scholarship ness were underwater,” he said. “There
to a young man born with Down Syndrome attending were multiple businesses that were shut
UCF in the fall. down for months actually.”

Patricia Moody, above right, sang and signed the Na- The national and state unemployment
tional Anthem during a pre-event fundraiser. rates are calculated using a variety of
methods. Among them are telephone in-
To join in the Foundation’s fundraiser, visit www. terviews with workers.
SammySartoris-t21.org and click on the Nov. 4 events on
the homepage.  Those that are able to work and report
not having jobs, but looked for employ-
ment in the previous 30 days, are counted
as unemployed. 

HELP FOR BUSINESSES Tom Kindred Jr. is coordinator of entre- dred said. “As the name implies, it is a loan Additionally, Knapik said not-for-profits
preneurial activities at Indian River State that bridges that business that has experi- can get help from the Small Business Ad-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 College, and runs the school’s Florida Small enced a disaster till they get their insurance, ministration. “We find that churches need
Business Development Center. It is assisting or (bank) loans.” things like roofs,” she said.
programs available. We are a resource bro- businesses hit by Hurricane Irma get help
ker, and we work with our partners to get the from the state. He said businesses often wait At press time, 16 local businesses had ap- Tesch said anyone who’s suffered losses
word out.” too long to seek help. plied for the state business loans. from the storm, especially those just starting
to show up, should seek help. “Don’t be shy
Experts generally agree that one of the most “They come in looking for help when they Knapik said the Small Business Adminis- about this,” he said. “Do it now.”
important parts of disaster recovery is getting have $10 in the bank account,” he said. “It’s tration will be contacting many homeown-
and keeping businesses going. Karen Knapik, hard to help when they’re that far gone.” ers and renters who sought help from the To see the Economic Development Coun-
public affairs specialist at the Small Business Federal Emergency Management Adminis- cil’s business assistance webpage, visit www.
Administration, said about 40 percent of busi- Kindred said one of the most important tration. Many, she said, aren’t aware of the youredc.com. More about the Small Business
nesses that close due to physical or economic disaster-relief programs available through SBA’s role in disaster recovery. Development Center at IRSC is at www.irsc-
damage after disasters never manage to re- the development center is the Florida Small biz.com. To find out about the SBA’s disas-
open. Often, she said, business owners try to Business Emergency Bridge Program. “Most don’t realize the SBA helps home- ter-assistance programs, visit www.sba.gov/
go it alone and seek help too late. owners and renters,” she said. Knapik add- irma. 
“You can access information about this ed, “When they see something from the SBA,
loan at [www.floridadisasterloan.org],” Kin- do not ignore it.”



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Providing You With Exceptional & Compassionate ‘STANDING’ ROOM ONLY: IRSC
Care During Your Time Of Need . . . LAUNCHING VETS BOOK CLUB

AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent host the six-week program.

Calling all veterans. Indian River State “So far we have seven signed up, com-

College wants you to read “Standing Down: mitted to come,” Williams said. “We need a

Warrior to Civilian” and talk about it with minimum of 12 to meet the obligations of

others. the grant.”

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. the Veteran The Pruitt Campus Library is a joint pro-

Book Club will launch at the Pruitt Campus, gram between IRSC and the St. Lucie Coun-

500 NW California Blvd., Schreiber Confer- ty Library System. Williams said the other

FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS ence Center, room D111. The group will con- county branch libraries are helping to look
tinue for six weeks. Brett Williams, reference for veterans in the community to join the

librarian, said the pro- Veterans Book Club. “I

gram is aimed to help vet- am pretty excited we have

eran students who recent- two so far,” he said.

ly discharged to transition Williams said the hope

HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS, FORT PIERCE to their civilian lives. is for older veterans who
“It is a program that has made the transition to
NOW OPEN civilian life long ago to at-
been developed by the tend and share their wis-
Great Books Foundation dom with student veter-
and National Endowment

for the Humanities,” he ans. The college’s veterans

said. officer gave the library a

“Standing Down” is a list of 317 email addresses

compilation of various of students who identified

forms of writing from themselves as veterans.

WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD authors ranging from Attendees will receive

CrSeWekStWoanyy ancient Greece to mod- free copies of the book,
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
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against terrorism. The
“We will try to send

Great Books Foundation published the book them out in advance,” Williams said. “We

four years ago. Marine Corps and Opera- have not sent out any copies yet.”

tion Iraqi Freedom veteran Benjamin Busch Williams said the hope is attendees will

wrote the foreword. Readers gave the book make all six sessions, but that’s not a re-

4.6 out of 5 possible stars at Amazon. There quirement. Hurricane Irma disrupted plans

are six customer reviews. to start the program on Sept. 26. That delay

An unforgettable “This books here is awesome,” One re- is giving the facilitator Kendra Auberry, a
memorial viewer wrote. “I got all kinds of emotions STEM librarian, a chance to look for makeup
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Great for Any Special OccasionWHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD, you can design every detail of youraobwonut their experiences in war and how they To register, visit www.irsc.libsurveys.com/

final tribute. That way, your loved ones won’t have to guess whatdyeoaul with the civilian world afterwards.” standingdown. Williams is at 772-336-6383.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

VIIVE KALJO FRIGOLA, 84 6 at Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie. Born Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mildred was a longtime Has Grown to Become
resident of Port St. Lucie.
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in Port St. Lucie died Sept. 20 in Stuart. Mrs. Prior to retirement, she was a book-
Frigola was born on April 8, 1933, in Saare- keeper in the jewelry business. Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
maa, Estonia, to Elise and Voldemar Kaljo. we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
She is survived by her daughter, Joanne
Married for 44 years to Alfred K. Frigo- Galtieri; and several nieces and nephews. palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
la (deceased), the couple resided in Mar- better meet the needs of our community.
athon, Fla., for 30 years, prior to moving THOMAS J. TIGHE, 81
to Port St. Lucie in 2004. Mrs. Frigola was St. Lucie West Licensed since 1982.
a member of the Port St. Lucie Orchid So-
ciety and a faithful member of St. Andrew Thomas J. Tighe, 81, of St. Lucie West Treasuring Life | To learn more,
Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie. She in Port St. Lucie passed away Sept. 22 at visit TreasureHealth.org or call 866.999.4550
enjoyed volunteering at St. Andrew, cul- Martin Memorial Hospital/North in Stuart.
tivating her many orchids, shopping and Thomas was born in Queens, N.Y. He had
spending time with her grandchildren. been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past
13 years ,coming from Wellington, Fla., and
Mrs. Frigola is survived by her sons, previously of North Massapequa, N.Y.
Robert Mitchell Bair and A. Mark Frigola;
daughters, Elizabeth Ann Frigola McGinn Prior to retirement, he worked 33 years
and Michelle C. Frigola; granddaughters, as director of operations for Rockefeller
Amanda E. Bair Terry, Sara M. Bair, Karen Center in Manhattan, N.Y.
Elise McGinn and Vivian Estelle McGinn;
grandsons, Beau C. Lacerte and Troy M. He was preceded in death by his loving
Lacerte; daughter-in-law, Sharon Wink wife, Cecilia Tighe.
Bair; and son-in-law, Michael McGinn.
Survivors include his five daughters,
MILDRED C. GALTIERI, 98 Constance (Anthony) Valone, Kathleen
St. Lucie West (Guy) Matteau, Cecilia Hein, Mildred “Trac-
ey” Mayberry and Tammy (Lawrence) Karp;
Mildred C. Galtieri, 98, of St. Lucie nine grandchildren, Robert, Monica, Chris-
West in Port St. Lucie passed away Sept. tina, Thomas, Heather, Cecilia, Tammy, Eliz-
abeth,and Abigail; and seven great-grand-
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TOWNPLACE fice and retail space, at least foot single-story building and have an adja- which could be by early
one free-standing restau- cent 3,500-square-foot playground. 2020 – Golieb expects there
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 rant, and 215 apartment to be between 30 and 40
units. He also has leases out for signature for a non-residential tenants.
ness landscape.” hair salon, nail salon and two restaurants.
Center Star Property Group is the devel- “We’re in a pinch for office TownPlace will be built in
space in St. Lucie West,” he “Nothing I can name, yet,” he said. phases. The first phase, not
oper based in New Jersey. Michael Golieb, of added. Golieb expects the offices will fill with counting the infrastructure,
American Property Exchange, was tapped medical, legal and financial businesses. will consist of two buildings
to oversee the development’s leasing of the Golieb said Center Star “It’s going to be a mixed bag,” he said. – one office, one retail. The
downtown-esque project. Property Group was inter- When the development is complete – foundations will be poured
ested in St. Lucie West not soon for those buildings and
Golieb said this is the first of three only because it could de- should be ready for move-in
planned developments in Florida for Cen- velop the last large piece of by mid-to-late spring 2018.
ter Star Property Group; the developer has land, but also because of the The next buildings will be
purchased parcels in Fort Lauderdale and demographic – mostly gat- ready by spring of 2019 and the apartments
Miami that will be similar in nature to the ed, high-end neighborhoods would attract will be ready by late 2019 or early 2020.
St. Lucie West project. businesses seeking to serve the residents Lease rates are $18 per square foot – for
within. both office and retail. And the common
Golieb said 90 percent of the office and area maintenance is $8.50 per square foot.
retail space in St. Lucie West is already occu- Also, at almost 16 acres, Golieb said the Golieb said he will continue to take lease
pied, leaving growing businesses and firms development would have enough mass and applications. Those seeking more informa-
with few options to expand. gravity to help attract tenants. tion are encouraged to call him directly at
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ect,” he said of TownPlace, which will have is negotiating a contract with a free-stand-
more than 100,000 square feet each for of- ing daycare that would be in a 5,000-square-

BUDGETS ie Police Department, 6 percent behind the residents can expect a $123.77 increase. The city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal
Fort Pierce Police Department, and 33 per- In Port St. Lucie, the City Council ap- year, which starts Oct. 1, is $27.4 million more
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cent behind the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s than the current year’s budget. The budget
Office. “Losing tenured personnel to other proved its property tax rate – setting it at includes nearly 27 new full-time equivalent
The proposed budget – with needed millage agencies is a losing proposition for all of us,” 5.1807, not counting the Crosstown Parkway employees – including two new police offi-
increase – includes 115 new patrol vehicles Sheriff Mascara said. voted debt millage of 1.2193. cers. Along with approving the millage rate
and a salary increase of $1,040 across the and budget, the council also approved a $5
board to all employees. Assuming the County Commission ap- City staff had initially recommended at increase to the annual stormwater fee and
proved the tentative millage rate as is during tax rate of 5.2202, but took direction from a 1.5 percent increase to water and sewer
Base pay for a starting deputy is $38,723, its final hearing, the average city resident council and found a way to lower it. “We’re rates. A round of golf at the city golf course
the sheriff said, putting the St. Lucie County can expect to see the county portion of their making great progress,” Mayor Gregory Ora- will increase by $1. 
agency 14 percent behind the Port St. Luc- tax bill increase by $58.65; unincorporated vec said of lowering the city’s millage rate.
“It’s a nominal decrease but it’s a decrease.”

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‘Rock Steady’ helping sufferers fight Parkinson’s

BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent Gus Curren, left, sparring with Crawford English, is teaching the Rock Steady method to Parkinson’s sufferers. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD “Rocky” movie will be very familiar with
– including stretching exercises, punch-
If you were asked to make a connection learned its specific boxing-related work- ple with Parkinson’s. They already have ing of heavy bags, jabbing of speed bags,
between Parkinson’s disease and box- out techniques. a half-dozen trainees (whom they call and training on “focus mitts” (a padded
ing, you’d likely think of the late, great “Parkinson’s Boxers”) enrolled in the target attached to a glove). There are also
Muhammed Ali and his long struggle They also learned about Parkinson’s three-day-a-week program. Macy says, jump ropes for those Parkinson’s boxers
with the disease. But a national program and why the method is widely accepted “Each session is somewhere between 60 who may be feeling a little more adven-
called Rock Steady is connecting boxing to be “neuroprotective,” meaning it can and 90 minutes, and in addition to the turous.
to Parkinson’s in a much more positive actually slow the progression of the dis- health benefits, the boxers have a lot of
and hopeful way. ease by increasing the delivery of oxygen fun.” Other forms of exercise can be benefi-
and neurotransmitters to various parts of cial to those with Parkinson’s, but none is
The Rock Steady Boxing program has the body, including the nervous system. There is, of course, no combat involved the complete package that boxing train-
its roots in decades-old research on the in the workouts, but there are many ac- ing is. Lap swimming, for example, helps
benefit of exercise for movement, flexi- Gus and Macy are now certified to tivities anyone who has seen even one with muscle strength, but it does not im-
bility, posture and gait – things that are teach the Rock Steady method to peo- prove balance or force the participant to
often a struggle for those with Parkin- produce a variety of movements. Boxing
son’s, a chronic and progressive disorder training, with its rhythms and body rota-
caused by the death of neurons in the tions, does that and more.
brain that control movement and coordi-
nation. Treasure Coast neurologist Dr. S. James
Shafer is an advocate of the Rock Steady
The research found that specific types program; the first Parkinson boxers being
of rigorous exercise – with an emphasis trained at the House of Champions are his
on balance, core strength, rhythm and patients. He says the improvements seen
gross motor movement – could be of val- as a result of the boxing training may al-
ue to Parkinson’s sufferers. This is where low the dose of any prescribed medica-
Gus Curren, a highly-regarded trainer of tions to be reduced. This is important, as
both amateur and professional boxers, resistance to Parkinson’s drugs can some-
comes in. times occur; over a period of time, they
can become less effective or stop working
Curren has owned the House of Cham- altogether. If a lower dose is given, the risk
pions Boxing Club & Gym in Vero Beach of this resistance is lowered.
for over two decades. In July, he and his
wife Macy attended a two-day training CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
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Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 then talk to me. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A12 help everyone, no matter their age, gen-
der or the stage of their disease. We are
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a charming double-door entrance and a big and spa that is completely fenced in. There side is the master suite. The master bed- the lake. From the second floor, you have
bay window that overlooks the pool. There is an outdoor shower, a cabana bath and a room is an astonishing 17-by-35. And no, an unimpeded view. The bedroom has the
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for a family or for all the guests who gather ily fun that could take place here. A path CONTINUED ON PAGE 23
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Activity in the regional real estate market picked up considerably post-hurricane, as 12 single-family
residences and lots sold from Sept. 18-22.
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 836 SW Vineland Way. First listed in May for
$449,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot house sold for $435,000 on Sept. 18.
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TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $435,000
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 10910 SW CANDLEWOOD ROAD 7/25/2017 $337,900 9/22/2017 $274,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5214 NW SOUTH LOVOY CIRCLE 5/25/2017 $339,900 9/18/2017 $249,000
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10910 SW Candlewood Road, Port Saint Lucie 5214 NW South Lovoy Circle, Port Saint Lucie

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FRENCH FARCE FUN OF A LIFETIME
AS ‘LA CAGE’ HITS
THE KRAVIS CENTER Diane Thelen named Vero Beach Museum of Art’s film series coordinator: P. 2

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

1 “La Cage aux Folles,” one
of the most popular, se-
quin-soaked musicals ever, is
opening Friday, Oct. 6, at the
Kravis Center’s Marshall Rink-
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It is the hilarious tale of two
gentlemen, Georges and Al-
bin, who have been happily
partnered for 20 years, and are
running a successful business
in St. Tropez – a drag nightclub
at which Georges manages and
Albin stars as drag queen Zaza.
The feathers hit the fan when
Georges’ son (fathered during a
one-night fling) announces his
engagement to the daughter of
a bigoted, right-wing politician.
He persuades his dad to pose
as “normal” when he meets the
bride-to-be’s parents, but Albin
has something else in mind.
The height of boulevard com-
edy, “La Cage aux Folles” runs
through Oct. 22.

2 Pop/rock luminary Jack
Johnson, who rose to fame
with an easy-going, acoustic
style, is coming to West Palm’s

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Role of a lifetime: Thelen named Vero Museum’s film series coordinator

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer nections, but big parties and big audienc- Diane Thelen. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD business consultancy, were ledgers and
es, that’s not my cup of tea.” budgets. With a degree in English from
Just as she was settling into retirement though an audience might never suspect Douglass College, where she also studied
after 39 years with the same company, Di- Things were especially nerve-wrack- with his natural, off-the-cuff manner. French and art, Thelen was executive sec-
ane Thelen found herself immersed in a ing when the low-key Obluck asked that Thelen, on the other hand, has no choice retary to top executives in the firm before
new career: film series coordinator for the his looming retirement be kept quiet but to read her lectures at the podium. “I moving into the finance end of the com-
Vero Beach Museum of Art. for several months. That meant Thelen get too nervous,” she says. “Before this I pany, analyzing budgets and reviewing
more than doubled her research time and had never experienced public speaking. I expenses.
Thelen replaces founder and longtime watched twice as many movies without had never held a microphone.”
director Warren Obluck, who quietly an- being able to explain her cloistered state And in her spare time, she watched
nounced his retirement earlier this year. to her friends. What Thelen mostly dealt with, in her movies, a lifelong passion that began as a
four decades with a Princeton, N.J.-based little girl. When other kids were watching
It is just the latest change at the muse- “I was under a lot of stress, and acting Mickey Mouse, she says, she was watching
um, which in the past year has installed a very peculiar,” she says with a laugh. “I Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and other
new executive director and a new curator had nobody I could talk to, and I was a stars of the generation before her in classic
and is currently searching for a director of mess. I just told people I was having trou- movies that aired every afternoon on TV.
education. But this time, the new face at ble finding the right films. I was begging Videocassettes were unheard of, and yet
the podium in the Leonhardt Auditorium Warren to tell people this is happening.” she saw the same movies so many times
had a preview of sorts: Thelen has been that she could recite the lines by heart.
running two of the five series per season If that degree of anxiety seems inor-
over the past four years, and also led a dinate, considering watching movies is Today, with 250 movies in her Netflix
summer sci-fi series in 2016 in conjunc- escapist relaxation for most, it’s because queue, she also has access to FilmStruck,
tion with the NASA exhibit last summer. Obluck and Thelen have managed to con- a streaming service from Turner Classic
vince their audiences that their impres- Movies to which the museum began sub-
For Thelen, her new life feels a little like sive body of knowledge is innate. It is not. scribing last year. She also pores through
science fiction, unimaginably intense in Though both are lifelong film enthusiasts, film magazines, including Sight and
terms of preparation and involving essen- preparing for the before-and-after lec- Sound, which reviews films from around
tial skills she has never tested, including tures at each screening requires hours of the world.
public speaking. study. “Warren studied very, very hard. He
was extremely conscientious. He would “My film curiosity is insatiable,” she
“It’s not in my nature to be in front of print out hundreds of pages of research wrote in a brief bio for the museum. “War-
all these people,” says Thelen, whose and memorize it to be prepared,” she says. ren assures me that this ‘obsessiveness’ is
idea of fun is an afternoon in the quiet of “I pretty much limit my printouts to 50.” a good thing. I will have to trust him on
her island condo watching movies to her
heart’s content. Obluck also rehearsed his lectures, CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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aster Jeweler and Gemologist Terry Rieger’s 44 year career had an unusual
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer is sponsored by the Sunrise and the company of “Rhythm of the Dance”
[email protected] Children’s Services Council. On Dec. comes to town Feb. 18 and the Hit
21, just in time for the holidays, the Men arrive Feb. 23. Don’t be afraid
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce has Broadway and Beyond series pres- – they’re just great singers. Legend-
announced its upcoming season. As al- ents the national touring company of ary singer and songwriter Neil Se-
ways, there is something for every taste, “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on daka returns Feb, 24.
and some shows stand out. Here are some Stage.” If your Christmas program-
highlights. ming leans to the more adult variety, March begins with Michael Mc-
“Sister’s Christmas Catechism” will Donald in concert on the 3rd. “Ho-
The Naked Magicians will be in town be at the Black Box Theatre Dec. 22. tel California,” a tribute to the Ea-
Oct. 13, with a VIP Meet and Greet after gles, takes the stage March 21, and
the show. I am mindful that this is a fami- Jan. 5 brings the national touring StepCrew, a blend of Ottawa Valley
ly newspaper (and that does make my life company of “One Night in Memphis,” tap and Irish step dancing whirls in
challenging at times), so I will not specu- commemorating a jam session with March 28.
late on the nature of the Meet and Greet. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee
The show is a make-up for the canceled Lewis and Johnny Cash. April 13 has Heart by Heart with
show last fall when one of the magicians original band members Steve Fossen
was injured. (And yet again, I exercise re- You may know comedian Brad and Michael De Rosier. The national
straint.) As a reminder (and I know you Garrett from “Everybody Loves Ray- touring company of “A Chorus Line”
didn’t need it), the show is for mature au- mond,” but his stand-up act on Jan. is a singular sensation April 17, and
diences. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are 11 is for mature audiences only. musician Chris Botti comes to town
$39 and $49; tickets for the Meet and Greet April 19. As always, the schedule ends
are $15. The Broadway and Beyond series with “One Night of Queen,” April
features the national touring compa- 21, although new shows are added
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She broke records with two of her series last to be longer and more engaging, sometimes Stories of Real People during Wartime.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B4 year, with more than 350 attendees. continuing as the crowd filed out. “I’d be The series opens with “Suite Française,” a
walking Warren out the door, still talking 2014 film based on the unfinished novel of
hood she and her father played duets. “We Each series includes five films screened about the movie.” Irène Némirovsky, a popular author living
played together all the time, even after twice on Tuesdays, afternoons and eve- in France at the time of the Nazi occupa-
I was married. He was a shy man, and we nings. In 2013, Thelen and Obluck found them- tion. The next week, it’s “The Nazi Officer’s
communicated together through our mu- selves at a party chatting about a film Thel- Wife,” a documentary about Holocaust
sic.” “I’m starting to see the same people in en had loaned him. survivor Edith Hahn-Beer. The series also
the audience. And out in public, people includes the 2015 Canadian film, “Remem-
Filmmakers often do the same with come up to me and say, ‘Aren’t you the film “All of a sudden, Warren asked me, ‘Di- ber,” with Christopher Plummer; the Ger-
their audiences. When Thelen showed a lady?’ I’ve had conversations about movies ane, I want you to take over some of my man film “The Harmonists,” about a 1930’s
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Bonzo falls for marvelous Maya, a pretty kitty

funny name I can’t remember, wrote: ‘The Pavi started to answer, but
trouble with a kitten is THAT, eVENually it
Hi Dog Buddies! becomes a CAT.’ Maya piped up, “Oooo, lemme

For this week’s interview, I again ven- “Anyway, Mom’s a Humane Society vol- tell. See, our Mom is a ballet
tured out of my species comfort zone into unteer an, soon as she saw me, she said,
the meow-y, mouse-y world of the Cat. ‘I MUST HAVE that kitten!’ An as soon as dancer and teacher, so she
Ackshully, ever since I broadened my in- I saw her, I said, ‘My MOOW MARRGHH
terview-ee horizons a while back, I’m get- meoow mmmaaamow!’” named us for famous Rus-
ting much better with cats. Maya Stewart
is just 4 months old, slender and graceful, “’Scuse me?” I interrupted. sian ballerinas: me for Maya
still real liddle, short black an white fur, an “Oops, sorry! I said, ‘I MUST HAVE that
gold-green eyes. Mom!’ But the Human In Charge said I was Plisetskaya, an Pavi for Anna
already picked to go to this pet adoption
Maya was right at the door with her uh-vent at Dyer Au-duh-MO-duv. There Pavlova. PLUS me an Pavi are
Mom. “Hello, Mr. Bonzo,” she said, doing was this big showroom which usually has
that rubby cat thing against me an my lotsa cars in it but was showin’ us cats real graceful. Pavi even has
assistant’s legs, frenly as anything. “I’m an dogs off that day. About a zillion peo-
Maya. This is my Mom, Barbara. My big ple were oooo-ing an ahhhh-ing over us white ballet slipper paws. AN
sister Pavi’ll be around pretty soon.” cuz we were all spiffed up an irresistible.
Most of ’em got ’dopted. But Mom stuck my o-RI-ginal name was WIL-
“It’s a pleasure, Miss Maya,” I told her, to me like glue so, after my check-up an
getting out my notebook while she set- the No-Kittens proSEEDure, I got to come ma, for Garfield’s Sake, which
tled into her Mom’s lap. “So, tell me about home with her! Wasn’t that purr-fect?”
yourself.” “Totally Cool Catnip!” I replied, hop- we all thought was totally dop-
ing that wasn’t too much of a stretch. Just
“OK, well, me an a buncha other kit- then, this sleek black cat came strolling in, ey for me.”
tens had recently arrived at the Humane plopped down on a little cushion and be-
Society. See, the thing about kittens, Mr. gan casually licking her little white paws. “How’d things go when you
Bonzo, is, lotsa times we’re ACKsidents, an “Hi, everybody. I’m Pavi, Maya’s big sister.”
our humans can’t keep us, no matter how “Delighted!” I said. “You both have real- first got here?” I asked.
adorable we are. It’s like this human, with a ly cool names. How’d you get ’em?”
This time, Pavi jumped in.

“At first, Maya hadda stay in

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food an potty box, until we

(mostly me) got used to havin’

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and then have tummy trou-
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bles. PLUS, Maya is a kitten

who only knows one speed:

full-meowin’-out! I mean, it was like a “Totally!!” said Pavi.

NASCAR track around here. She’d rush at “We knew it was comin’ even before

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hour. Mom still calls her a Weapon of Mass stinks than humans.”

Destruction.” I nodded. Everybody knows that.

Maya crossed her little paws delicately. “We kept running around, meowin,’”

“I just happen to have a lot of energy to use said Maya. “When the hurry-cane came

up an, when my Inner Lioness comes out, that night, we hid under stuff and listened

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Pavi rolled her golden eyes an winked catnip out of us. Every single hair stood

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Kyle G’s Prime: New restaurant, same spectacular location

BY TINA RONDEAU | Columnist

There’s something quite sad about

seeing a restaurant that you have enjoyed

go dark.

That’s why our taste buds perked up a

DINING couple of months back
when we drove by the

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Hutchinson Island that closed abruptly Some of new fare at Kyle G’s Prime Seafood and Steaks, from left: Ahi Tuna Tataki; Day Boat Sea Scallops; ‘El Toro’ Calamari. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD

in mid-June – and saw a “coming soon”

sign on A1A for Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Island Reef, a happening place in the ’80s ate of the Florida Culinary Institute with hopeful it might be the best incarnation of
and ’90s. And when we first encountered a wealth of experience who was executive this venerable dining spot yet.
Steaks. it prior to the 2004 hurricanes, it was chef at Pietro’s until it closed, now has his
Rottie’s. own restaurant. Our server Michael (a veteran of the Is-
This is the fourth restaurant to our land Reef) brought a basket of warm bread
Kyle G, it turns out, was a teenager Last Saturday, we visited the just- to the table, and efficiently took our order
knowledge to occupy this soaring build- chopping veggies in Rottie’s kitchen. Fast opened Kyle G’s (packed, by the way, both for a bottle of Mer Soliel chardonnay
forward 14 years and Kyle Green, a gradu- inside and out) and finished the evening
ing, with its nautical ambiance and large For starters on this visit, I decided to try

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COMING UP ous George” the first animated film since unique venue where you can step off the Friday at 7 p.m. it’s Jupiter Trailer Trash, a
“Pocahontas” to have a chart-topping planet for an hour or two or three, chill- 4- or 5-piece party band (guitars, drums,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 soundtrack, which also went platinum. lax in a hammock, grab a brew and let the sax and vocals) that loves to jam. Opening
Show time is 7:30 p.m. music get you. There are Tiki huts, strings for these guys will be the acoustic guitar
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre Thursday, of lights in the trees, food and diversions quartet String Assassins. On Saturday it’s
Oct. 5. According to his bio on AllMusic, 3 Count on Terra Fermata, an out- such as corn-hole and giant jenga. But The Steppin’ Stones, a rock ’n ’ roll band
way before the Hawaiian native became door oasis right smack in down- the music’s what the crowds come for from Hilton Head, S.C. The indie rock/alt-
the “21st century kingpin of beachside town Stuart, for live music every night, a – something different every night. This pop group Thoughts will open. 
pop/rock,” he was a champion surfer on
the professional circuit. He chased waves Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
as a toddler and, at 17, conquered the surf- in September 22, 2017 Edition 1 CARP 2 ALIGHTS
er-devouring Banzai Pipeline. Following a 4 AID 3 PUPILS
serious surfing accident, Johnson turned 6 YAM 4 ASPS
his creative attention to music, penning 8 HIPPOPOTAMUS 5 DOTING
breezy soft pop, with an unassuming 10 UPHOLD 6 YUMMY
baritone and a mellow “beach bum” style. 12 ENZYME 7 MISCELLANY
That combo quickly turned commercial 13 SUING 9 SUNGLASSES
gold, and Johnson’s first five major-label 14 GUST 11 DUVET
albums turned platinum. Interestingly, it 15 MAIL 12 ENTRY
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Lullabies” for the film “Curious George” 19 ADVERT 17 DREAMS
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18 Energy (7) 14 Actuality (7)
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ACROSS 87 Mineral ___ 28 Little dickens 91 French churches
88 Surface holes 29 Crisis call 92 Tourist’s eyeful
1 Out of alignment 90 The Day of the 33 Elvis hit, “In the 95 “C’mon! Giddyap!”
5 Bryn ___ 96 Flea attacks
9 Hand holders? Locust author ___” 97 Bother
13 Koi or gripe 93 Alfonso’s aunt 34 Painter Auguste or 98 Body extreme
17 Sung soliloquy 94 See 26 Across 99 “Parking ___”
18 Competition foil 101 Ethiopian of director Jean 100 Burger option
19 Console features 35 Opined 104 Sweat unit
21 Original Videos puzzledom 105 Ex-name of Exxon
102 Time enough to sonorously 106 Test
host Bob 36 ___ mind (in 107 (To) microwave:
22 Help you can drop evolve a little
23 Speaker of 103 Crooner Redbone agreement) slang
104 See 26 Across 37 Nine, in Nice 108 First murder
baseball 112 Beau ___ 38 Former Spice Girl
24 Near, as beer 113 Ooze scene
25 Sadistic 114 Hardly any effort Halliwell 109 Steve Martin’s
26 You’ve seen it 39 Donkey and
at all Texas birthplace
on America’s 115 Site of mon stallion’s offspring 110 Nifty
Funniest Home 40 Almanac guts 111 Nobel-winning
Videos oncle’s monocle 41 Lacking a charge
30 Scoreless football 117 Las Vegas and 42 Low level author of The
game, perhaps 48 Tape alternatives: Counterfeiters
31 “___ little rusty ...” Palm 112 Petroleum, e.g.
32 Orgy regular Springs abbr. 116 Murphy has one
33 See 26 Across 118 Occupied 50 Clock-stopping
43 That boat 119 Maple genus (or 51 Agenda infinitive The Washington Post
44 Presuming that one who cruises 53 “___-you-are”
45 “I can ___ all now through a test?) 54 The face ___ LET’S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE By Merl Reagle
...” 120 Zip, to Zapata
46 Boys Town st. 121 Dump emanation angel FREE
47 Make into a 122 The ___ room 55 Com or fat Under
statute 123 Sanguine Cabinet
49 On strike 124 Prepare prunes preceder Lighting
52 Twenty-cup server 57 Crude street VALID THRU 10/31/17
53 Schmoozefest DOWN
56 See 26 Across weapon
61 Slipknotted 1 Dickensian 58 Insinuate
apparel exclamation 59 Language of Iran
62 Philippine shoe 60 ___-frutti
queen 2 Olympian Heiden 65 Lobby
63 Western Arizonan 3 Name that
64 Mun. Code item announcement
65 Very soft, to a Hirschfeld hides in 67 Variety
virtuoso his caricatures 68 Utah lily
66 Actors Dick and 4 Arm art 70 Gulf War reporter
Susannah 5 Ways
69 Brunch time 6 Based on logic Peter
70 Opposite of rej. 7 Gewürztraminer, 71 Orange acid
73 Former U.S. $10 to a German 72 Old quarter of
gold coin 8 Pass over again
75 Tijuana time-out 9 Shelley’s elegy to Algiers
77 Cold, in Keats 73 Harris and
Cuernavaca 10 Engagement
78 See 26 Across clincher Sullivan
83 Korea’s former 11 Gunsmoke guy 74 Shiner over
name 12 Serb, for one
84 Lady of Sp. 13 Part of a woman’s Mexico
85 ___-wop music juggling act 76 Demonstrated
86 Sour in taste 14 Water, to Juanita 77 Simile start?
15 There’s film all 78 Plain Dealer’s
over it
16 Disgraced TV club state
20 Apathy opposite 79 Lounge (about)
21 Cancel a mission 80 Major players who
27 Burger option
know the score:
abbr.
81 Munro’s nom
82 ___ of the arts
83 Wheel tooth
88 Lois Lane’s paper
89 Supreme Court
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IF WINNING LOSES, MIGHT LOSING WIN? NORTH
98742
Vin Scully, who just retired as the Los Angeles Dodgers commentator, said, “Losing WEST A J 10 6 EAST
feels worse than winning feels good.” KQJ 10 5 3 10 3
5 4 72
Do you agree? I have a feeling that it depends on what you are winning or losing. In K74 Q9862
bridge, whether you win or lose a trick can decide whether you win or lose — or lose or Q 10 9 5 3 2 SOUTH KJ86
win — a contract. A65
KQ9843
In this deal, how should South plan the play in five hearts after West leads the spade AJ
king? A7

North’s three-heart response was pre-emptive. With game-invitational values or more, Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South
he would have cue-bid three clubs. This probably should have persuaded South to
double West’s five-club sacrifice, which would most likely have gained 300 (after The Bidding:
North’s heart-ace lead), but could have brought in 500 if North had led a pointed suit,
and South got a diamond ruff. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Hearts 2 Clubs 3 Hearts 4 Clubs
Yesterday, we looked at West’s defense after South won the first trick, drew trumps, 4 Hearts 5 Clubs Pass Pass LEAD:
and returned a spade. West had to shift to a diamond to establish a third defensive trick 5 Hearts Pass Pass Pass K Spades
there.

This week, South, with three potential losers in two spades and one diamond, should
see that he needs to establish dummy’s spade suit before the opponents can take their
diamond trick. He has one other valuable card on the board: the diamond 10.

Declarer must duck the first trick. If West leads another spade, South wins, draws
trumps, and leads a third spade. Or, if West shifts to a diamond, declarer takes East’s
queen with his ace, draws trumps, and returns the diamond jack. A spade loser
evaporates on the diamond 10. He loses only one spade and one diamond.

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THREE TIE AT THE TOP IN SHANKS FOR NOTHING: HOW TO AVOID DREADED MISHIT
TREASURE COAST SENIOR
TOUR’S CHAMPIONSHIP The most frustrating and paralyz- Not true. The ball went right because Kevin’s
ing shot in golf is the all-to-familiar you simply hit the ball with the hosel, Kures
Two former champions and “shank.” and because of the shape of the rounded
a newcomer shared honors last hosel, the ball goes violently to the right.
Thursday at the Treasure Coast Se- Armed with the proper knowledge,
nior Tour’s 14th annual Tour Cham- the player will have no problem correct- Here is the simple “Kure” for the
pionship. ing this shot pattern. shank. Strike 20 to 30 balls with an ob-
ject such as a rake or another club shaft
Tied at 138 were five-time former Let’s first identify the cause; this will (we use a 2-by-4 board at our academy
champion Jerry Tucker of Stuart; lead to a better and quicker understand- here at the Evergreen Club), just outside
Mike San Filippo of Hobe Sound, the ing when we later address the “Kure.” the ball, parallel to your target line. This
defender and a three-time winner; will force you to swing down from inside
and Mark Mielke of Jupiter, who was A shank is simply caused by the club the target line, to back down the line, in-
playing this season for the first time returning to the ball on an outside suring clubface contact – not hosel-con-
after retiring from the New York Met- swing path, 90 percent of the time from tact.
ropolitan area. outside to inside, causing the “sweet
spot” to return approximate 1 1/2 inches Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes- book “Golf Everyone,” published by Hunt-
The final round was played at outside the ball so the hosel strikes the sional. He operates his Golf Academy at er Textbooks. Perkins may be reached at
Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. ball instead of the clubface. Now here is The Evergreen Club, has hosted and pro- 561-301-3783. Email: [email protected]
Lucie; the first at Abacoa Golf Club where many people are misled! Because duced his own television and radio shows, or visit his website at www.kevinperkins-
in Jupiter. the ball goes severely to the right, they and has authored the golf instructional golfacademy.com. 
assume that they left the face open or
Tucker, the first-round leader with led with the hosel to make it go right. ow Taking Reservatio
65, closed at 73; he scored an eagle
at the par-5 12th hole, two birdies SEPTEMBER
and five bogeys; San Filippo had his
second straight 69 with six birdies, Iinlasdln_iHOneigtEh_06091730Blessing of the Animals. Living Faith ns
a bogey and a double bogey; and Church is hosting the Blessing of the
Mielke carded three birdies and two TR ASS
bogeys for a 71. Animals from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All pets are invit-
ENN
Each received $350. ed to the event provided that your pet is caged,
In the ‘B’ flight, Robbie Dew of
Palm Beach Gardens, the only am- leashed, tanked or harnessed. If you are unable Thanksgiving Dinner
ateur in the field, won by 5 strokes
with 71-70-141. to bring your pet, be sure to bring a picture of ADIT$I7O5N0AL P
This was the 21st and final tour- JOIN AT ANY TIME
nament of the Treasure Coast Senior your pet to the event. The event will begin at 9 $20 Play Fee Thurs. Nov 23,
Tour season. In Summer 11:30am - 4pm
There were 23 entries.  a.m. with a general blessing and then throughout (Includes Cart)
$19.95 pp
­– CONTRIBUTED the morning individual pet and owner blessings 7OPDEANYS! $12.95 8 years and under

will take place. Water and treats for both pets Complimentary Call
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