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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-07-06 12:39:40

07/07/2017 ISSUE 27

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PAGE B2 4 14 BONES WINS BEST 8 MARINE BANK PLANS PAGE 14
BURGER COMPETITION TO EXPAND AGAIN
SHORES RESIDENTS STILL 9
WAIT FOR CELL TOWER

MY TAKE Chinese bid on
local estate,
BY RAY MCNULTY but don’t win

Dale Sorensen Jr. joins By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer
Jake Owen in new video [email protected]

One of the cool things about Jarrod Owen (left), Dale Sorensen Jr. (center) with Jake Owen (right) in a video shot on a fishing trip to Grand Cay in the Bahamas. The first real estate auction
having Jake Owen as our home- to draw Chinese bidders for
grown country music star is that Vero luxury oceanfront estates
he embraces his Vero Beach roots, turned out to be less than a
and makes us feel as if we’re a part smashing success, with bids
of his success. overall lower than expected and
several bidders-by-long-dis-
Just last week, Owen was back tance from China failing to offer
in town as the guest of honor at enough to win the high-profile
a late-morning ceremony during island property known various-
which a $1 million synthetic-turf, ly as Palazzo Di Mare or “the
youth-league baseball field – built barcode lady’s house.”
with funds donated by founda-
tions headed by Hall of Fame The good news for owner
shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. and NA- Sharon Nicholson was that her
SCAR driver Kevin Harvick – was south island estate finally sold
dedicated in his name. at auction after nearly 10 years
on and off the market.
“This community played a big
part in raising me to be the per- The bad news was that the
son that I am today,” Owen said spectacular 5-acre, ocean-to-
after the ribbon-cutting. “I’ve al- river property fetched only
ways been proud to be from Vero $8,848,000, netting Nicholson
Beach, and I’m forever grateful for less than $8 million – a fraction
the support I’ve received from the of the original 2007 asking price
people here.” of $33.5 million and only about

Owen has given back through CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
his own foundation, too, perform-
ing concerts in town and donating CONSTRUCTION SET
TO BEGIN ON OCEAN
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 DRIVE RESTAURANT

INSIDE School leader’s contract extended on 3-to-2 vote By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer
[email protected]
NEWS 1-12 PETS 18
DINING B6 The contractor hired to build
HEALTH 13 GAMES B12 the proposed restaurant on the
CALENDAR B15 west side of Ocean Drive, across
REAL ESTATE 19 sense – the board’s agenda for the street from Bobby’s Restaurant
B1 the meeting listed just two op- and Lounge, said he has addressed
ARTS By Debbie Carson | Staff Writer tions regarding Rendell’s con- the “minor issues” cited by county
tract: “Take no action and allow officials reviewing the plans and
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 A divided and troubled-sound- Dr. Rendell’s employment agree- expects to begin construction this
For circulation or where to pick up ing school board extended Su- ment to automatically extend month.
your issue call: 772-226-7925 perintendent Mark Rendell’s for one additional year to June
contact until June 2019 last week, 30,” or “Take action to extend the Paul Parent of Parent Construc-
even though board members did School Superintendent’s agreement for
not have all the data needed to Superintendent one or more years beyond June CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
evaluate his performance and Mark Rendell. 30, 2018.”
despite a long list of problems at
the district under his leadership. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

The extension seemed like
a foregone conclusion in one

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MY TAKE hanging with people you enjoy being video, including aerial footage taken by a pany” continues to approach the Top 40
around, being with good company and hav- drone and the recording of a visit to a local on the country music charts. A laid-back,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing fun,” Owen said. “I didn’t want to make school, where Owen sang for and chatted feel-good summer anthem, the song should
the video literal to the lyrics. I wanted the with the students. get plenty of play across the next couple of
proceeds to local causes. feel of the song and the sound of it to relate months.
He visits when he can. And when he does, to my life, the people I hang around with and The school visit, along with other stops
what we do when I come home. during the trip, were arranged by Sorensen, And the video should help.
he’s visible. You can find him playing golf who said he has been visiting the Bahamas “The Bahamians I know have been tex-
on one of our courses, dining at a local eat- “We just did what we usually do when we since he was 6 years old. He has a particular ting me a lot, saying they saw the video on
ery, even standing on the sidelines of a Vero go to the Bahamas,” he added, “except this fondness for Grand Cay, so much so that he social media and they love it,” Sorensen said.
Beach High School football game. time we recorded it on video.” has donated clothes and other supplies to “It’s such a positive reflection of their coun-
the people there. try. They feel really good about it.”
Sometimes, when the mood strikes, he’ll Jarrod Owen said he and Sorensen, whose That’s exactly what Owen wants everyone
pick up his guitar, drive over to the Riverside boat was used in the video, go to the Baha- He was especially helpful last year in the to feel when they hear the song – and espe-
Cafe and treat the crowd to an impromptu mas to fish several times each year. When wake of Hurricane Matthew, which severely cially when they watch the video.
show. he’s available, which isn’t often enough, they damaged most of the tiny Abaco Island and “That video was all about sharing good
invite Jake to come along. neighboring Walker’s Cay, where many of times with good company and making last-
His parents still live here. So does his twin the Grand Cay residents had worked. ing memories,” Owen said. “I wish I could’ve
brother, Jarrod. So do many of the guys he That’s how this trip started. stayed longer, but I had to get back to work. I
grew up with – a group that includes local “Jake’s got a busy touring schedule and “Dale has been going over there for a long went from ‘Good Company’ to real life.”
realtor Dale Sorensen Jr. we wanted to find a way to get him down time, and he’s done a lot for that communi- Owen flew from the Bahamas to Nash-
here for a couple of days to go fishing, so we ty,” Owen said. “He’s like family over there.” ville, then went back out on the road to re-
“I’ve known Dale a long time,” Owen said. called his manager to see when he had some sume a crowded summer-tour schedule.
It wasn’t until April, though, that Owen in- down time and could get away,” Jarrod said. Sorensen described Grand Cay as a “The only thing that stopped us from hav-
vited Sorensen to join the act, including him “His manager said Jake needed to produce a “third-world fishing village where people are ing more fun was Jake getting on that plane,”
in the music video for “Good Company,” video for ‘Good Company,’ and they decided struggling.” He said Owen wanted to shoot said Owen’s brother, who has appeared
the newest single from “American Love,” his to shoot it in the Bahamas.” the video there – not only because he has in three of Jake’s other videos (“Yee Haw,”
soon-to-be-released fifth studio album. After performing in Dallas, Jake Owen enjoyed his past visits, but also to help res- “Starting With Me” and “Real Life”). “We just
“That’s the first time I’ve been in one of flew to the Bahamas, where he and his crew idents of the island, which isn’t considered a ran out of time.
his videos, and it was a lot of fun to be a part joined his brother and Sorensen – and the tourist destination. “He’s going to be pretty busy the next few
of it,” Sorensen said. “It was one of the best party began. months,” he added, “but he’ll be back.”
experiences of my life.” “They just told us, ‘Pretend you’re on va- “It was important to Jake to shoot the vid- Jake Owen hasn’t forgotten Vero Beach.
Actually, Owen’s brother and Sorensen cation and have fun,’ and that’s what we eo there,” Sorensen said. “It was such a great He’s got family here. And friends.
both appear in the unscripted, three-min- did,” Owen’s brother said. “There was no time, all of it, but that segment at the school Now, he’s also got a baseball field with his
ute video shot in the Bahamas, where Owen script. Nothing was planned or rehearsed. was especially touching. Jake was so great name on it – and he thinks that’s pretty cool,
joined them for 2 1/2 days of boating, fish- Half the time, we didn’t know the cameras with the kids, and they really enjoyed and too. 
ing, snorkeling, bar-hopping and mingling were rolling.” appreciated having him there.
with the locals on Grand Cay. In all, the crew compiled nine hours of
“The song is about being with friends, “That was my favorite part of the video.”
The video has received a surge of atten-
tion on social media sites, and “Good Com-

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CHINESE BID IN AUCTION

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

40 percent of the $20 million list price in Aerial view of Palazzo Di Mare (left), widely known locally as “the barcode lady’s house.” PHOTO: BRUCE CADY
place at the time of the auction.
Sharon Nicholson is “pleased to have the of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Es- million if it was on the ocean in Miami.
In April 2016, Naples-based DeCaro house sold and moving toward closing tate’s Miami Beach office, who had the The two sales last week were the ninth
Luxury Auctions attempted to auction within 30 days.” home listed for $19,900,000 when the
the house off, setting a reserve price of Journal article was published, said the and 10th properties Concierge has auc-
$12.9 million. The highest bid was $12 Nicholson is the widow of William house would be worth more than $100 tioned off in Vero in the past several
million, and the bid was not accepted. Nicholson, co-founder of Retail Grocery years. 
Inventory Service, now called RGIS, a
This time, according to Premier Estate leading inventory control company that
Properties listing agent Clark French utilizes barcode technology.
and Laura Brady, founder and president
of Concierge Auctions, Palazzo Di Mare She bought the 4.84-acre tract where
was packaged into something called the the house is located, adjoining the
China Portfolio, a dozen properties that northern edge of Round Island Park, in
were specially marketed during June in 1994, and then spent seven years build-
hotel ballroom events in Hong Kong, ing and decorating an ornate mansion
Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou (for- with approximately 23,000 square feet of
merly Canton). living space under air and some 28,000
under roof.
“Roughly 8 percent of Concierge sales
have been to foreign buyers and a num- Nicholson first offered the estate for
ber of wealthy Chinese are looking to put sale in 2007, listing it for auction with a
their money in U.S. dollar assets,” says starting bid of $33.5 million. She with-
French. “We ended up with three Chi- drew the house shortly before the auc-
nese bidders” on Palazzo Di Mare. tion, which never took place.

But the highest of the Chinese bidders The following year, she listed the
only made it to the final three before drop- house with the South Florida office of
ping out. The property ultimately sold for the Corcoran Group for $24,900,000.
$8.848 million – including the 12 percent That listing was withdrawn in 2009 and
buyer’s premium – to a local resident. since then the house has been listed and
delisted multiple times, with four differ-
Concierge auctioned another 32963 ent brokerages.
property at the same time as Palazzo Di
Mare. That house at 1880 S. A1A sits on a According to a 2013 Wall Street Jour-
65-foot by 750-foot, 1.12-acre lot which nal article, Palazzo Di Mare supposedly
extends from A1A to the ocean. It was was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel
listed pre-auction for $4,995,000 and “The Great Gatsby,” in which several lux-
garnered $3,836,000 in a no-reserve sale, urious waterfront homes on Long Island
about 76 percent of list. are described.

Two Chinese buyers registered to “The home has 32-foot-tall ceilings, a
bid for this property, along with 7 or 8 stained-glass bar, a soundproofed movie
others, but the property was sold to an theater and a 14-car garage. There’s also
American buyer. a solarium, a sky deck, a guesthouse,
two elevators and a swimming pool with
The low prices did not come for want 14-carat gold inlays. The house is front-
of trying on the part of Concierge Auc- ed by 205 feet of private beach,” the ar-
tions, which handled the sale, or Premier ticle said.
Estate Properties listing agents French,
Cindy O’Dare, and Richard Boga. Real estate agent William P. D. Pierce

“The Nicholson estate is one of the
largest properties we have ever sold,”
says French, who’s also managing direc-
tor of the private client group at Con-
cierge. “It extends from the ocean to the
river, with 205 feet of frontage on both
and a boat dock on the river. It’s one of
only two ocean-to-river properties in the
estate section.

“The property was marketed locally,
nationally and internationally. Hun-
dreds of thousands of people viewed the
house and we had some engagement
with thousands of potential buyers. We
ended up with about 50 qualified show-
ings and 10 registered bidders.”

Because of the Asian participation, the
auction was held over a 34-hour period,
opening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28,
and closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, but
French says all the action, “with buyers
pressing bidders’ buttons and talking to
us on the phone, came in the final hour.”

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BURGERS & BREWS FEST TAKES Clockwise from above:
A TASTY BITE OUT OF POVERTY Winner of the Best Burg-

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer ers, Antawan Leonard
[email protected] from 14 Bones BBQ,
with Annabel Rob-
Against the backdrop of increasing ertson; the winning
divisiveness in the world, Saturday eve- burger; Lydia Perez;
ning’s inaugural Vero Pride dance party at
the Heritage Center was an uplifting dis- Callie Schnur, Monica
play of unity and diversity. The all-inclu- Black, Karen Franke and
sive sold-out crowd was a rainbow display
of unconditional acceptance of members Miguel Santiesteban;
of our local LGBTQ community. Competition judges
Vero Beach Mayor
“This is going to openly acknowledge Laura Moss,
the LGBTQ community here in town and Quail Valley
celebrate it,” said Stephanie Hocke, who Chef Joe Faria
hosted the event with Shelley Adelle and and Bent Pine
Katie Gastley. Chef Sarah Wills.

They are co-founders of A1A (Amend- PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
ment One Activists), which through out-
reach events seeks “to create opportu- portive; we’ve had to turn away more container for civic discourse and con-
nities for citizens of all stripes to come than 100 people who wanted tickets,” versation. The ultimate point is to show
together and edify these rights while said Hocke. “It represents a changing of progress and to show that everyone has a
building common ground and commu- the stigma.” place here in Vero Beach.”
nity.”
“Part of the mission of A1A is to cre- “The real headline is that despite what
They enlisted the support of event ate events to bring people together who the majority might think in this commu-
planner Karen Nemson and Indian River may or may not share the same ideology,” nity, there’s a large contributing and sup-
Charter High School drama teacher Mi- Adelle explained. “Doing events-based portive presence for the LGBTQ commu-
chael Naffziger, and sponsorships poured outreach is critical to create a space nity here in Vero Beach,” added Hocke. 
in while tickets quickly sold out.

Making a red-carpet entrance, guests
had their pictures taken with “Rocky Hor-
ror Picture Show” actors from the Charter
High School, who were also performing
Sunday night at the Majestic Theatre,
and with the evening’s flamboyant Key
West drag performers, Jessica Deveraux &
Company.

While Orlando’s DJ Kahn cracked up
the music inside, other guests made their
way to the open bar on the outdoor pa-
tio where Paella King Chefs whipped up
aromatic paella in three enormous pans.
The fun didn’t end even after the enter-
tainment and dancing, as many made
their way over to Kilted Mermaid for an
after-party.

The group previously hosted events
such as a March for Science on Earth Day,
and a Thank a Uniform gratitude event at
Walking Tree Brewery.

“Because we had those successful
events, members of LGBTQ reached out
to see if we would be interested in host-
ing a Vero Pride event, because it had
never been done before in Vero Beach.
We decided to host a dance party to pull
people together in order to cultivate an
attitude of unity and acceptance,” said
Adelle. “We have a large LGBTQ commu-
nity in Vero Beach that are present but
mostly invisible. A1A felt like it was our
responsibility to bring supportive visi-
bility to this marginalized portion of our
community.”

“To all the people who say, ‘Wow, you’re
doing this in Vero?’ I have to say, the re-
sponse has been overwhelmingly sup-

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RENDELL CONTRACT EXTENDED MARINE BANK PLANS BREVARD COUNTY BRANCH

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer this time into Brevard County, and Pen- vard and 1450 U.S. 1 – and another at 1020
[email protected] ney doesn’t believe he’s going out on a U.S. 1 in Sebastian, Marine plans to open
No option for letting Rendell go was in- limb. its fourth full-service branch in north
cluded. Marine Bank & Trust celebrated its Melbourne or Rockledge.
20th birthday this week by continuing to “The banking business, to me, is all
Despite that one-sided agenda, there was expand in what its president and CEO be- about the people, and we’ve assembled Marine currently has a loan production
some gnashing of teeth and wringing of lieves is the right direction – north. a great team of local bankers ready to in- office in Rockledge.
hands during the School Board’s discussion troduce Marine Bank’s customer-first ser-
of the matter, and two school board mem- In October, Bill Penney oversaw Ma- vice to that community,” Penney said. “So “We’re looking to buy or lease a facility
bers ended up voting against extending Ren- rine’s acquisition of a full-service banking we’re very excited about this.” in that area,” Penney said. “We’re explor-
dell’s contract. center in Sebastian. ing a few possibilities. If all goes well, we
With two full-service banking centers could be open for business as soon as
Board Chair Charles Searcy and Board Now, the only bank rooted in Vero in Vero Beach – at 571 Beachland Boule-
member Laura Zorc both said they could not Beach is preparing to branch out again, CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
support the extension – though for different
reasons.

“I want to see results,” Searcy said, refer-
ring to the missing school performance data
in his explanation for voting no. Though he
felt he had enough information to evaluate
Dr. Rendell, he didn’t believe he had enough
data to extend the contract.

For her part, Zorc said teachers and union
members don’t get the kind of two-year job
security the board was extending to Ren-
dell, so the superintendent shouldn’t either.
“That’s just part of life,” she said.

The apparent swing vote on the issue was
School Board member Dale Simchick, who
voiced concerns about renewing the con-
tract through June 2019. Ultimately, she said
the timing of the contract’s expiration was
the issue, noting that if they didn’t approve
the extension, the School District could find
itself without a superintendent in June 2018
– when the current contract ends – and with-
out time enough to find a new leader before
the 2018-2019 school year.

Board members pointed to problems
with personnel and communication as their
main causes for concern.

Simchick also questioned Rendell’s hir-
ing practices. She pointed to his recruiting
of staff from outside the Indian River Coun-
ty School District and asked whether there
truly are no qualified personnel within the
School District’s ranks. “I would rather see
more promotion from within,” she said.

Other board members were more sup-
portive of Rendell.

“I think Dr. Rendell has a good eye for
talent,” board member Shawn Frost said. “I
think we’re on the right track.”

Despite his no vote, Searcy said the dis-
trict is better off now than it was a year ago.

“We are making progress and that man is
leading us,” Searcy said.

Had the board voted to let Rendell go, it
would have had plenty of reasons at hand.
These include his disastrous attempt to
fire teacher Joe Nathaniel on trumped-up
charges that were refuted in a scathing rul-
ing by Administrative Law Judge John G. Van
Laningham; the recent cheating scandal
at Vero Beach High School that resulted in
many students who didn’t cheat losing valu-
able educational certifications; and the exo-
dus of teachers from troubled schools such
as Gifford Middle.

Rendell did not comment during the eval-
uation and contract extension discussions,
but the agenda noted that he “recommend-
ed approval” of his contract extension. 

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OCEAN DRIVE RESTAURANT tral Beach parking shortage even more chal-
lenging.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Last month, the City Council also voted
tion Inc. said his company would submit 4-1 to approve the project, denying McCa-
this week the necessary responses to ques- rthy’s appeal after more than two hours of
tions raised in May by a county building di- public testimony and debate.
vision plan examiner and fire inspector.
Getting the building permit is the build-
“We’ve pretty much worked through all er’s final hurdle, but Parent first must satisfy
of them,” said Parent, who submitted the county Plan Examiner Ray Mossman and
building plan application on behalf of Mi- Fire Inspector Richard Marini.
ami-based Sony Investment Real Estate Inc.
“We’re compliant with everything they’ve In his letter to Parent, Mossman raised
requested.” questions about the exterior wall on the
south side of the proposed building, wood
While there still is no confirmation who trusses and sheathing, excavation, a prop-
will occupy the new restaurant, both letters erty line, grease interceptors and roof drain-
Parent was responding to refer to the “Tides age.
Restaurant” in the job description. Leanne
Kelleher, The Tides’ owner and chef, did Marini’s letter also mentioned the exteri-
not respond to a message left at her current or wall, sought verification regarding the use
restaurant last Saturday. of wood in construction and requested the
manufacturer’s specifications for the pro-
Parent said he will begin construction as posed fire spray.
soon as he receives a building permit, and
he expects the project to take “five or six Tides’owner Kelleher said in late May that
months” to complete. she had expressed interest in moving her
popular restaurant from its Cardinal Drive
“If I had the permit, we would’ve started location into the planned new building on
three weeks ago,” he said. “But we had to Ocean Drive, and that she was still involved
wait for the city to go through its process.” in discussions with property owner Sony In-
vestments.
The Vero Beach Planning & Zoning Board,
acting on city Planning Director Tim Mc- But she said she had not yet made a de-
Garry’s recommendation, voted 4-1 in cision.
March to approve the construction of the
2,685-square-foot, 143-seat restaurant, de- “I haven’t decided anything yet,” Kelleher
spite objections from members of the pub- said then. “They’re going through their pro-
lic. cess and doing what they need to do. When
they’re done and everything is set, they’ll tell
Two weeks later, local restaurateur Bobby me. Then I’ll decide what I’m going to do.”
McCarthy – owner of Bobby’s– appealed the
board’s decision to the City Council. Asked whether he knew if Kelleher had
reached a decision, Parent said he wasn’t in-
McCarthy and other Ocean Drive mer- volved in that part of the deal.
chants argued that the plans for the new
restaurant didn’t provide enough parking As for the controversy sparked by news
spaces and, as a result, would make the Cen- of the project, Parent said those who voiced
opposition to the restaurant “will be happy
with the building when we get it done.” 

MARINE BANK Penney said he has wanted to expand
into Brevard County for more than a year,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 and his efforts intensified after Marine pur-
chased Valley National Bank’s Sebastian
three to six months. It’ll definitely be in the branch last fall. The acquisition added 565
next several months.” new customers and $13 million in customer
deposits during the fourth quarter of 2016.
When Marine opens the Brevard branch,
it will be managed by Malak Hammad, a 10- Now, he’s eager to expand further.
year Melbourne resident and former PNC “The bank is doing well,” Penney said.
Bank vice president who managed that “We’ve got great people on our team and
bank’s Baytree/Viera branch. our customers are happy. This is an exciting
time for us, and as we celebrate our 20th
Penney hired Hammad – who has long birthday, we believe this is the right time to
been involved with community causes do this.”
such as the Children’s Hunger Project, De- While announcing the planned expan-
vereux Florida (children’s welfare), Serene sion, Penney also noted the bank’s longevi-
Harbor (domestic violence), the Women’s ty in an industry that has endured a decade
Center, Brevard Zoo, Junior Achievement of seismic shifts. He said only two Indian
and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of River County banks are still operating un-
Commerce – as a Marine Bank vice presi- der the same name as they were in 1997 –
dent in April. Marine and Atlanta-based SunTrust.
Two of Marine’s original employees,
“When we decided to do this, I started Mary Cone and Karen Clothier, still work
asking friends and colleagues, ‘Who is the for the bank.
best banker up there?’ and I kept hear- “You don’t find longevity like that in
ing Malak’s name,” Penney said. “She’s an many businesses these days,” Penney said.
amazing person, not just a terrific banker, “And our current director, David Croom of
and her connections will provide us with Croom Construction, built our first location
many opportunities.” on Beachland Boulevard.” 

The new branch will have five employ-
ees, including Hammad.



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Add beauty and Touchdown! The ‘Moonshot’
natural light to your literacy bus rockets into Vero
EXISTING entryway
By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer ‘What is your name?’ and ‘What are your
in about an hour! dreams?’ were answered by youth at each
Given Vero’s proximity to the Kennedy stop, and their captured stories are being
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding Space Center, while it’s not uncommon for woven into a collaborative tapestry.
for every style Glass Doors residents to see rocket launches, landings
and budget are a different matter. But the Rocket Bus, O’Brien said the tapestry will become a
• Framed / The Learning Alliance’s Moonshot Mo- moving art installation and will be taken to
• Customize to Frameless ment Mobile Literacy Lab, made a perfect a literacy rally in Washington, D.C.
your style Shower Units landing last Monday at the Vero Beach Mu-
seum of Art. The “Voices: A Community Tapestry of
• Impact Glass • Etching Stories” arts-enriched literacy project is
Members of the Moonshot Community designed to make early literacy and read-
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & Action Network were on hand to welcome ing at grade level a national priority. The
Exterior Doors Fusion Hardware Team Rocket members Bridget Lyons, Ma- project is based on the work of George Ella
rie O’Brien and Barry Tatem home from Lyon, Kentucky’s 2015-2016 poet laureate;
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps their more than 2,000-mile journey across specifically, her poem “Where I’m From.”
Doors the nation to attend events in Denver,
Colo., during Grade Level Reading Week. “Stories are at the heart of us and sto-
ries build compassion, community and
“It was an incredible journey. The Cam- connection. We wanted the participants to
paign for Grade-Level Reading asked us think of where they’re from in three differ-
to come out to Denver,” shared O’Brien, ent ways, using rich symbolism and imag-
noting that while there, The Learning Alli- ery,” Lyons explained. “Everyone has a sto-
ance received the Best Media Partnership ry and everyone has a voice that needs to
Award and was once again recognized as a be honored, but as a collective voice we’re
Pacesetter community. even more powerful. And if we can join our
voices then we can advocate for children.”
During their return trip, the Rocket Bus
made stops at fellow Grade Level Reading After an update from Team Rocket mem-
Pacesetter Award-winning communities bers, incoming second-graders currently
in Kansas City, Mo.; Springdale, Ark.; Ox- attending Literacy in Motion, a literacy in-
ford, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Valdo- tensive program in collaboration with the
sta, Ga. Vero Beach Museum of Art, displayed their
growing love of literacy through song.
As the bus rocketed back home, the goal
was to spread the word that schools alone According to TLA co-founder Liz Woody,
cannot address the many challenges that “bringing the community together to
keep children from learning how to read. share their stories to build literacy and to
They recognize that the goal of creating a build community” will add fuel to the lit-
nation of literacy can only be achieved if eracy rocket goal of improving our world
communities work together. by creating a Moonshot Community of lit-
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Why wait? Get ‘healthier now’ with weight-loss surgery

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer cal procedures have been shown to reduce Dr. Jason Radecke. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Meanwhile, Radecke points
[email protected] obesity, improve mortality and decrease out, the odds of having a com-
the health risks from chronic diseases such He says many patients are telling him, plication during bariatric weight
Dr. Jason Radecke has a radical idea. as cardiomyopathy and diabetes.” “I’m tired of taking 22 pills a day. I’m tired loss surgery are almost ridicu-
This particular bariatric surgeon, who of being obese. I’m tired of my joints hurt- lously small: around .05 percent
has a 5-star rating from WebMD – says it’s Indeed, just last year the Cleveland ing. I’m tired of injecting myself with nee- to 1.5 percent, he says.
an idea he shares with the new ownership Clinic released its five-year follow-up to dles six times a day.”
team at the Sebastian River Medical Cen- the peer-reviewed and widely acclaimed While it is true the youth-
ter, Steward Health Care LLC. STAMPEDE (Surgical Treatment and All too often, says Radecke, patients just ful-looking Radecke does have
“The Steward relationship with their Medications Potentially Eradicate Dia- come right out and say, “‘I don’t want to live hyper-specialized fellowship
patients,” says Radecke, “[is focused on] betes Efficiently) study which, in unchar- like this anymore. I’m looking into the next training, he also has another im-
preventative medicine. It’s ‘let’s actually acteristically plain English, stated simply 10, 20, 30 years of my life and I see I’m head- portant advantage when treat-
get you healthier now.’” “over 88 percent of gastric bypass and ed into these golden years but what’s so ing obese patients. With offices
With that in mind, and it light of a na- sleeve gastrectomy patients maintained golden about being a diabetic and having a in both Vero and Sebastian, he
tionwide obesity problem, Radecke is healthy blood glucose levels without the pill box in front of me and not being able to performs his surgeries at the
determined to challenge what he sees as use of insulin” for five years after the ini- walk to the mailbox and back without hurt- Treasure Coast’s only certified
misconceptions about surgery in gener- tial trial. ing like you wouldn’t believe?’” bariatric “Center of Excellence”
al and bariatric (or weight-loss) surgery – the Sebastian River Medical
in particular. Moreover, the clinic concluded, “over- Most of his patients already know their Center.
“There is still a push [by some physi- all weight loss was significantly greater” obesity can – and probably will – lead to
cians] to keep people out of surgery, but with bariatric surgery than with tradi- diabetes, hypertension, hypercholester- There isn’t one in Vero or in
with all the medical problems these peo- tional diet and exercise regimens still fa- olemia, sleep apnea and a host of other Melbourne or down the road at
ple have,” Radecke explains, surgery is vored by some primary care physicians. problems which, statistically, will likely Lawnwood.
statistically the fastest, safest and the best lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
path to a healthier life. So what exactly is Radecke’s radical Centers of Excellence can only
He’s got some impressive backup, too. idea? achieve that coveted accredita-
Both the American College of Surgeons tion by following a rigorous re-
and the American Society for Metabol- Do the bariatric surgery now and view process during which they
ic and Bariatric Surgery flatly say “the reap the rewards of being – and staying prove they can maintain certain
co-morbidities associated with obesity – healthier for years to come rather than physical resources, human re-
range from diabetes to heart disease to cer- putting it off as a last resort. sources and standards of practice
tain types of cancers [but] bariatric surgi- along with having certain types
Besides listening to his colleagues, of equipment geared specifically
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the clinical trials carefully, Radecke also or exceeding a pre-defined number of bar-
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So, getting “healthier now” through bar-
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As Radecke puts it in closing, “Bariatric
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16 July 7, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

Nurse On Call offers range of in-home healthcare

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer istered nurses, licensed practical nurs- Jessica Perkins and Joan Trinker.
[email protected] es and rehabilitation therapists in 47 of
Florida’s 67 counties. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
When one of the nation’s largest se-
nior-living, assisted-living and mem- With 83 “in-house” employees in Vero
ory-care facility providers – Brookdale Beach, 75 in Melbourne and 58 more in
Senior Living – started diversifying its Port St. Lucie, Nurse On Call gets high
holdings, a key acquisition was the 2015 marks from local physicians.
purchase of in-home nursing care spe-
cialists Nurse On Call. One of Vero Beach’s most respected
doctors, urologist Dr. Hugo Davila of
Nurse On Call, a Medicare-certified Florida Cancer Specialists, for exam-
home health agency with deep roots ple, points out “as Americans age and
along the Treasure Coast, provides reg- live longer, increasing numbers of them

will live with multiple chronic condi- there’s an all-clear is we’re back in the
tions and urological diseases. One of the office. There’s an after-hurricane team
greatest healthcare challenges facing and they’re calling every one of those
our country today is to keep them as in- residents [and] patients, to find out
dependent as possible.” where they are, if they’re home, if they’re
safe. We do drive-bys if it’s a safe area to
“Our success with this challenge,” get into. As long as it’s safe for our cli-
Davila continues, “will help ensure that nician to get in, we check on everyone.
Americans age with dignity in a manner Anybody that we can’t reach by phone,
that meets their expectations, preferenc- somebody’s out there checking as soon
es and their urology care needs. Nurse as we can.”
On Call has provided this to my practice
and to my patients.” Uniquely, NOC also provides local doc-
tors’ offices with hurricane preparedness
That’s the kind of buzz any business kits which those physicians can then hand
would want and the already buzzing out to their patients – whether they are
beehive that is the Nurse On Call office NOC clients or not – as a subtle but useful
on 7th Terrace in Vero Beach kicks into reminder that making arrangements in ad-
an even higher gear this time of year. vance saves lives during a natural disaster.

In addition to what Nikki Parris, a Nurse Senior Housing News reports that the
On Call physical therapy assistant, says is Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale
“the urgency for patient care, the urgency (NYSE symbol BKD) operates more than
for discharges from the hospital and the 1,125 senior living communities with well
same-day starts,” NOC is also now getting over 100,000 residents in 47 of the 50 states.
ready for Florida’s hurricane season. It employs more than 80,000 healthcare
workers coast to coast.
Mary Spear, a registered nurse and di-
rector of clinical services at NOC, jumps SeniorAdvisor.com’s “Best of 2017
into the conversation with a forceful, Awards” put the company in its top spot
“Ah, that’s important!” nationwide with 121 first-place honors,
including top honors for its Vero Beach
“We are in emergency management facilities, says marketing coordinator
mode right now,” Spear explains. “We’re Teresa Hilton.
prepping now. In fact our staff meeting
next week will be all about preparation While there any number of nursing ser-
for hurricane season. We do shelter. We vices available throughout Florida and the
help our patients with shelter applica- rest of the country, it seems few – if any –
tions and we even have the dog-friendly offer the breadth and scope of service that
shelters available.” the combined forces of Nurse On Call and
Brookdale Senior Living have to offer.
“Every patient,” Spear emphasizes, “is
called prior to us shutting down for a hurri- “No other company can cover care from
cane. I mean e-v-e-r-y patient is called. We A to Z” like we can, says Brent Atwell, ex-
try to encourage them to leave if they’re on ecutive director of Brookdale senior living
a barrier island or close to the water, but solutions of Vero Beach.
we make sure that we have a list of those
patients that refuse. If they need help in Nurse On Call is at 3755 7th Terrace, Suite
making arrangements, with the help of 202. The phone number is 772-770-1167.
our social workers, we try and get them to
a safe place. We physically can’t get them Brookdale Senior Living Solutions of
out, but we can help make arrangements to Vero Beach can be reached at 772-770-
get them to another place.” 2401 and can assist those looking for
home-care and senior living solutions in
After a hurricane passes, NOC’s work Brevard and St. Lucie counties as well. 
continues. And intensifies.

“The first thing we do as soon as

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH July 7, 2017 17

Scientists hit pay dirt in hunt for new antibiotics

By Jenna Gallegos | The Washigton Post soil-screening technique – that could be enough to exclude the impostor Importantly, PUM specifically inter-
a game changer in bacterial defense. PUM while still allowing all the right acts with polymerase in bacteria and
Scientists have discovered a new kind keys to fit. That makes PUM about 10
of antibiotic – buried in dirt. Tests in The scientists combined the times less likely to trigger antibiotic re- not human polymerase. This is sur-
animals show that it is effective against tried-and-true soil-screening sistance than traditional antibiotics. prising, because the polymerase
drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead approach with new tech-
to desperately needed treatments for nologies to discover this In the lab, PUM killed 20 species of for bacteria and humans is
deadly antibiotic-resistant infections. revolutionary weapon in bacteria. It is primarily effective against thought to have a very simi-
the molecular arms race strains that cause strep and staph in- lar shape.
Almost our entire arsenal of antibi- against killer pathogens. fections, some of which are resistant to
otics was discovered in soil, but scien- multiple antibiotics. PUM also cured Compounds that act by
tists haven’t gone digging for drugs in Ebright described PUM mice infected with a strain of bacteria impersonating RNA building
decades. That’s because “screening mi- as the inaugural member of that causes scarlet fever. blocks have been used in the
crobial extracts from soil is thought to “an entirely new class of anti- past to treat viruses including
be a tapped-out approach,” said Richard bacterial compounds effective HIV and hepatitis C, but scien-
Ebright, a scientist at the Waksman In- against drug-resistant bacteria.” tists didn’t think that was pos-
stitute of Microbiology at Rutgers. Lewis, who was not involved with this sible for bacteria. Now that this
study, calls PUM’s discovery “very sur- approach is known to work against
Soil has been “over-mined,” agreed Kim prising and completely unanticipated.” bacteria too, libraries of polymerase
Lewis, director of the Antimicrobial Dis- inhibitors that have been used against
covery Center at Northeastern University. Most antibiotics kill bacteria that viruses can be screened as possible anti-
But it turns out there is still a wealth of are happily multiplying in infected pa- biotics.
useful compounds under foot; researchers tients. But PUM is predicted to also kill PUM could move to human clinical
just have to take a closer look. dormant bacteria, such as those that trials within three years, and to mar-
persist in slime layers on our desks and ket within a decade. In the meantime,
The “golden age of antibiotic discovery” door handles. It does this by inhibiting Waksman’s legacy might again spur a
began 65 years ago with a simple strategy: an enzyme that is required for virtually whole new wave of antibiotic discov-
Scoop up dirt, grow the soil-dwelling bac- every function in every organism: poly- ery. Perhaps most important, said Rolf
teria in the lab, and screen them for useful merase. Polymerase transcribes DNA Muller of the Helmholtz Institute for
compounds. Bacteria in the soil compete into molecular messages called RNA. Pharmaceutical Research in an email,
fiercely for nutrients. To get an advantage, RNA serves as instructions for the con- the results of this study “show once
they produce toxins that kill their neigh- struction of all our cellular proteins. again that soil bacteria are still one of
bors. According to Lewis, soil bacteria the best (if not THE best) source for nov-
“fight with each other. We borrow those Ebright specializes in polymerase. He el antibiotics.” 
compounds and use them as medicine.” and his team have been searching for
more than a decade for compounds like
The last time scientists discovered a tru- PUM that disrupt polymerase. In the
ly new antibiotic was in 1984 – until now. new study, they show that PUM not only
inhibits polymerase, but it does so in a
A study published in June in the jour- surprising way.
nal Cell describes a compound called
pseudouridimycin (PUM for short) dis- PUM mimics one of the building
covered in Italian soil blocks of RNA. These
by scientists at the building blocks fit into
Waksman Institute polymerase like a key
– named for Selman into a lock. To evolve
Waksman, who de- resistance, the bac-
veloped the teria would have to
change its poly-
merase just

18 July 7, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS www.veronews.com

Bonz is fast friends with fun-loving greyhounds

tled, I noticed how elegant they looked. Like close by, so they Thank Lassie we
have super short
regular greyhounds but lots smaller, real share dog-sit- coats an don’t need
lotsa grooming.”
Hi Dog Buddies! graceful, with flipped-over ears and long, slim ting duty. An we “Well, you both
sniffers. look shiny an paw-
get lotsa snacks. some!” I told them.
Coming to a halt, Sophia said, “I’m way ex- “Even your toenails.
Anyway, after a But with such short
hair, don’t you some-
cited to meet you, Mr. Bonz! I’ve just always coupla years, times get chilly?”
“Thanks, Mr. Bonz,”
Couple weeks ago I got a Woofmail from had lots of energy and I love to sing the songs Mom noticed I Sophia chimed in. “We
just had pedi’s yesterday.
Scooter Zwerner to see if I’d like to interview of my people. Didja know our breed is like 2 seemed a little We do love to sit in the
sun. When it gets really
him and his best buddy, Sophia. He said, “We thousand years old? Royal humans in YOUR- glum, so she cold outside, Mom puts sweaters on us so we
stay snuggly.”
are two really kewl Italian Greyhounds that up usta have us as pets, and a buncha them decided to get “Well it sounds like you pooches have a
pretty happy life,” I commented.
wood just wuv to meet The Bonz.” Well, of had big fancy pik-shures painted of them with a pal for me. “We do!” they said.
Scooter added, “These days, we’ve been
COURSE I would! There’s nothing I like better us, all dressed up. Queens and kings, even.” Her human concentratin’ on keepin’ Mom cheered up, cuz
she’s been sorta sad lately. We sleep with her in
than hearing from you poocheroos and get- “Pawsome!” I exclaimed. “I’m eager to hear kids saw Scooter. our nice big bed. She thinks it’s hers, but we
Soph in Da- don’t mind. We snuggle right up on each side
ting’ to meet you in the fur. (Bread comes in a your stories.” and make a Mom Sanwich.”
Heading home, I remembered hearin’
close second.) After sharing nosebumps with my assistant, nia and told Mom. Mom said somewhere that we’re in the Dog Days of
Summer. Do you know what that even means?
So, anyway, we set it up. Before the door they both (gracefully) jumped up onto this to Text her a pik-shure. But they brought her I didn’t. So I Googled. It’s when that Dog Star,
Sirius, gets up at the same time the sun does,
opened, me an my assistant could hear teeny sunny, really long, Totally Cool Kibbles win- the whole puppy instead. an the weather’s hot an everybody’s s’pose to
be droopy and lazy. Well, I say – are you SIRI-
little toenails on the floor an somebody bark- dow seat, with a whole buncha pillows. Scoot- “I was 2 by then. Me an Soph hit it off right US? (See what I did there?) I’M gonna frolic an
play an run around!
bark-barkin’ like mad. When the door opened, er curled (elegantly) on a black and white ze- away. I was so happy to have a little sis, even As long as I can get to the A/C.

there they both were – a couple of the snazzi- bra-lookin’ pillow that Perfectly Matched His though she’s kinda a goofball and I’m laid back, The Bonz

est little poocheroos I’ve ever seen – one black Coat, and rested his chin on another. Sophia not a goofy bone in my body. Now I’m 7 an Don’t Be Shy

an white, an the other silvery gray (that color r e c l i n e d right next to him, crossing her she’s 5, and we’re Total Besties. At first, though, We are always looking for pets
with interesting stories.
humans call blue for some rea- paws (delicately), displaying a she had this Chewing Issue. Mostly pillows.
To set up an interview, email
son). pooch-perfect pedicure. “I bet But she outgrew it, thank Lassie, cuz we LOVE [email protected]

these two are ALWAYS ready for our pillows, as you can see.” He rearranged his

their close-ups,” I thought. head on the zebra pillow, and continued.

“So, how did you find your “We love bein’ in the car! Specially goin’ to

Forever Home?” the Dog Park! When we’re crossin’ the bridge,

Scooter was spokespooch. getting’ closer, we start wigglin’ an whinin’,

“Our Mom had an Italian Grey- we’re SO excited. Cuz we’re greyhounds, the

hound named Spresso. Then humans always tell Mom they wanna see us

there was a TRA-judee. Spres- run. But we don’t run much at the Dog Park.

so got hit by a car and went We just chillax with Mom. Not that we CAN’T

to Dog Heaven. Later Mom run. We’re Super Speedy. Just not there. Let the

was on line and saw my pik- other pooches run all over the place. Then, af-

shure. Well, you know how ter the Dog Park, we go to Casey’s for a snack.

Greyhound.PHOTO GORDON RADFORD super, barfingly, irresistibly Me and Soph share half a hot dog, and Mom
puppies, right?” cute we all are when we’re
Sophia, Italian gets the other half. Her half has sauerkraut

(which is some sort of veg-tubble, I think). We

The “blue” one was “Fer sure!” I replied. like our half just plain.”

real excited, bouncing and barkety-barkin’ “I was, like, the size of a softball. So Mom “I notice you have a pool. Do you swim?”

non-stop. Wagging, too. The black-an-white an Dad adopted me. Dad’s Josh. Him and “No! Never! We don’ like water, ’cept in our

one said, “We’re SO happy you could come see Mom had something called a duh-VORCE. bowls.”

us! Can we call you Bonz? I’m Scooter. This lit- (That’s when humans hafta decide who gets “Even baths?”

tle bark-box is Sophia. She’s my silly adopted the DVD’s.) So Dad lives Elsewhere now. They “’Specially baths! At first Mom tried the

sister. An this is our Mom, Linda. Come’on in. have Joint Custody of me an Soph.” shower, but we scratched up the shower door

Hey, Soph, turn down the vocals.” “Soggy Dog Biscuits!” I sympathized. tryin’ to escape. Now we get tub baths, an

After the Wag-and-Sniffs, while we got set- “Ackshully, it’s workin’ out OK for us. Dad’s Mom hasta hold us, cuz we whine an wiggle.





Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTAT E July 7, 2017 21

The 132-acre site is one of the largest He has a history of representing DR Pointe West that Jackson located for them. to 3,300 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms
undeveloped parcels remaining in the Horton in land deals in the county. A year “It’s been fantastic working with DR and 2 to 4 bathrooms. They vary in price
South Corridor of Indian River County, ac- and half ago, he bird-dogged a 23-lot prop- from the low $200,000s to about $400,000,
cording to Coldwell Banker. Jackson and erty on 8th Street near 20th Avenue. Horton,” he said. “They’re very good to the hottest price range on the mainland.
county officials say the land is fully enti- me.”
tled and infrastructure is in place, mean- “That’s small for DR Horton,” Jackson “The homes that DR Horton is produc-
ing DR Horton can begin pulling building said, but the company went for it and de- DR Horton has more than 300 com- ing are helping to relieve the housing in-
permits and building houses at any time. buted a subdivision called Lost Lake where munities underway in Florida, with at ventory shortage we are experiencing,”
a number of homes have been sold and least half a dozen in Indian River County, said Schlitt, adding that Coldwell Banker
Representatives of DR Horton were un- construction is in full swing. including Millstone Landing, Lost Lake, Paradise is one of the top sellers of the
available to comment on the land deal and Pointe West, Brae Burn Estates and The builder’s homes in Indian River County. 
their timeframe for beginning construc- The builder also bought property in Antilles. Its homes range in size from 1,600
tion, but Jackson estimates new homes
could be available in the subdivision with-
in a year.

Jackson said he brought the 132-acre
site to the builder’s attention due to the
property’s size.

“Why not go to the largest builder?” he
recalled asking himself before approach-
ing the company. The builder drafted a let-
ter of intent in 2016, which was presented
to the seller, Vero 258 LLC. Fast forward to
late June of this year and a final contract
was ironed out and the property closed for
an undisclosed price.

An official at the county recording office
said the transaction had not yet been filed
with the county as of last Friday. Until it is
recorded, no public records regarding the
sale, including the sale price, will be avail-
able.

Jackson said, with the Falcon Trace
South purchase, DR Horton now owns 40
percent of the entitled residential develop-
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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: JUNE 26 THROUGH JUNE 30

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The last week of June was an extraordinary busy one on the mainland real estate market, as an astounding
80 single-family residences and lots changed hands from June 26-30 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 5535 Camino Real Lane. First listed in February for
$939,000, the 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,707-square-foot residence sold for $875,000 on June 29.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the house at 202 Chello Avenue. Originally on the market in May for
$379,900, the 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 1,915-square-foot home fetched $370,000 on June 29.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$875,000
VERO BEACH 5535 CAMINO REAL LANE 2/8/2017 $939,000 6/29/2017 $650,000
VERO BEACH 1150 CAROLINA CIRCLE SW 2/10/2017 $675,000 6/30/2017 $605,000
VERO BEACH 1205 MARINA VILLAGE CIRCLE UNIT#402 6/30/2017 $605,000 6/29/2017 $509,000
VERO BEACH 960 WOOD HAVEN LANE SW 11/9/2016 $529,000 6/30/2017 $450,000
VERO BEACH 3090 11TH PLACE 4/4/2017 $460,000 6/27/2017 $423,800
VERO BEACH 7293 E. VILLAGE SQUARE 3/25/2017 $458,928 6/30/2017 $420,000
VERO BEACH 5358 ANTIGUA CIRCLE 5/23/2017 $430,000 6/30/2017 $385,000
VERO BEACH 1070 WHITETAIL AVENUE SW 5/2/2017 $395,000 6/30/2017 $370,000
VERO BEACH 1220 AMETHYST DRIVE 1/17/2017 $389,000 6/26/2017 $370,000
SEBASTIAN 202 CHELLO AVENUE 5/2/2017 $379,900 6/29/2017 $368,000
VERO BEACH 1030 ANSLEY AVENUE SW 4/28/2017 $375,000 6/30/2017 $355,000
VERO BEACH 2135 CORDOVA AVENUE 3/31/2017 $379,000 6/29/2017 $354,000
VERO BEACH 7564 SOUTH VILLAGE SQUARE 5/20/2016 $375,000 6/26/2017 $345,000
VERO BEACH 3182 SUSSEX WAY 4/8/2017 $359,900 6/30/2017

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

1150 Carolina Circle SW, Vero Beach 1205 Marina Village Circle Unit#402, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 2/10/2017 Listing Date: 6/30/2017
Original Price: $675,000 Original Price: $605,000
Sold: 6/30/2017 Sold: 6/29/2017
Selling Price: $650,000 Selling Price: $605,000
Listing Agent: Brenda Dwight Listing Agent: Diane De Francisci

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam

Beth Livers Stacey Clawson

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Alex MacWilliam

960 Wood Haven Lane SW, Vero Beach 3090 11th Place, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 11/9/2016 Listing Date: 4/4/2017
Original Price: $529,000 Original Price: $460,000
Sold: 6/30/2017 Sold: 6/27/2017
Selling Price: $509,000 Selling Price: $450,000
Listing Agent: Beth Livers Listing Agent: Keith Brodsky

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker

Peggy Hewett Keith Brodsky

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Coldwell Banker



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Coming Up! An open book:
County librarian
LET’S DELIGHT IN embraces change
DOMINGO IN HD
AT THE MAJESTIC PAGE B2

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Opera lovers, don’t miss
this opportunity to see the
legendary Placido Domingo in a
new baritone role, Wednesday,
July 12, at the Majestic in Vero.
Presented by Vero Beach Opera
and the Majestic, “Nabucco”
is the next in the Metropolitan
Opera’s Peabody and Emmy
Award-winning series “The Met:
Live in HD.” Domingo sings the
title role in this story of the fall of
ancient Jerusalem at the hands
of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco),
which New York Times critic
Zachary Woolfe calls “a biblical
potboiler of religious wars and
forbidden love.” Of Domingo’s
performance, Operawire critic
David Salazar gushes, “Placido
Domingo, 75, is still a rock star.”
This opera was Verdi’s third op-
era, and became his first huge
success, making him famous
and beloved, due, according to

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An open book: County librarian embraces change

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer geting, grants management and
[email protected]
technology. The result is a hybrid
Public libraries have been a vital part of
communities for more than 200 years. With bibliophile.
the introduction of technology, the “face” of
the library may have changed, but it’s still a Shepherd credits her ability to
place for information navigators.
streamline to her father. “My dad
Last year Mary Snyder, director of library
services, announced her retirement after was an engineer and the whole
more than 30 years. On May 26, Anne Shep-
herd took over the management of the Indi- family was always into efficien-
an River County Public Library System.
cy of movement and efficiency
Shepherd brings more than 25 years of
experience to the shelf, having worked in of operation. You pair that with
libraries in seven states and more libraries
than she can count. She’s already gotten to knowledge about books and li-
know the Florida library system, helping to
build, renovate and update libraries in Lee, braries and that’s me.”
Pinellas and Charlotte counties.
Books have always been a big
Shepherd didn’t start her career among
the stacks at the library; she graduated from part of her life, and Shepherd
college with a bachelor’s degree in archae-
ology and child development. “I wanted to raised here children in libraries.
run the children’s program in a museum,
which sounds really interesting but there “They were forced to volunteer as
was no funding at that time, so I sat down
and thought about what I wanted to do with kids all summer long,” she chuck-
my life. To this day I’ve loved every day of it.”
les. But clearly, it wore off. Her
She chose a different path than that of a
typical librarian. “My first job was a reno- son and his wife are both librar-
vation in Michigan. I thought, ‘I’m good at
this, so I’m going to carve out my own little ians and her five grandchildren Above from left to right, the Circulation Staff at IRC Library: Joey Wright, Pansey Jhagroo, Cheryl Gondek, Heather
niche,’” and she did. Now, a quarter of a cen- Helton and Steven McDougall. Below, Helton shelves books.
tury later, Shepherd has been sought out by are big readers, too. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
library systems large and small to help bring
their libraries into this century. “My grandchildren keep me

“I am a library change agent who reno- up to date on what’s popular
vates and builds or who can renovate or re-
organize the staff,” explains Shepherd. “I’m today,” says Shepherd. “I will
looking forward to bringing in some new
and different ideas and helping the staff find read anything, I always have.
a new level of interest and excitement about
their jobs.” I don’t really care what I read I

For a county library to receive state and just want to read. I always have
federal funding the librarian must have
a master’s degree in library science. This a book in my purse a book in my
course of study includes the expected cat-
aloging and reference work, but also law, car, books at home and of course
legislative process, business practices, bud-
books here at the library. How

could you not love this job? How

could anyone not love to work

in a library and have all these

books at their disposal?”

One of her more unique proj-

ects was the build of a community

college in Baton Rouge, La., says

Shepherd. They had just relocat-

ed to Louisiana for her husband’s

work when she noticed a little

tiny ad in the paper. The state of

Louisiana had just lost a federal What’s in store for Indian River County aesthetic changes at the Main Library with

lawsuit because Baton Rouge didn’t have Libraries? To continue to be relevant, librar- new carpeting and paint, resetting of some

any community colleges. The state had 18 ies must listen to the needs of the public and of the areas, weeding out of unused books,

months to build a community college for at make changes. The biggest change since increasing self-checkout capabilities, re-

least 200 students and every day that it was Shepherd started her career as a librarian moval of outdated reference materials, the

not open, the state would be fined $10,000. was when the card catalog went online. This addition of electrical outlets and creating

Shepherd was hired to build the library from opened up the collection to everyone, ac- more seating areas. Basically, making it a

scratch, which included the building, furni- cording to Shepherd. more attractive place for people to come.

ture, books, policies and procedures. “You didn’t have to come to the library One of the biggest changes will be the ad-

to find something anymore; you could stay dition of more adult programming: such as,

at home and do research in your pajamas. free informational classes on how to use a

We evolved, and now the library is the third computer or your smartphone, one-on-one

space. You have home, you have work and tutoring and classes like identifying shore

then the library. It’s a neutral space you can birds or fish.

come to do your work, use our computers, Shepherd and her husband feel like

apply for a job, whatever.” they’ve hit the jackpot. “I’m doing work

“It’s not the same library you went to as I love, and my grandchildren are nearby.

a child. Libraries today are not necessari- For everything that I’m thinking of that we

ly quiet, but that’s OK. We want to be the could do with our libraries here, it will take

neighborhood place to come. I hear peo- years. The people of Indian River County re-

ple say that libraries are going away. Actu- ally love their libraries. They’re very proud of

ally, right now libraries are as busy as ever.” them and have a lot of ideas.”

E-books, online books, downloadable

books, audio books, DVDs and online re- As she moves forward to update the li-

search are all just companions to the book, brary, Shepherd encourages patrons to share

from Shepherd’s perspective. ideas for improvements and programming.

In addition to some behind-the-scenes She can be reached at 772-770-5060, ext.

changes, Shepherd plans to make some 4113. 

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Silent stars: Theater volunteers play essential roles

By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent They have become my second family.” Theatre has a roster of some 500 volun- nity theaters number anywhere from 40
teers to usher, take tickets and run con- at Surfside Playhouse to more than 500
[email protected] And that family is certainly celebrated. cessions. In Melbourne, the King Center at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Vero Beach
draws on a list of more than 300. Theatre Guild has about 350, Titusville
No matter how dynamic the cast or It’s de rigueur for theaters to make a fuss
The volunteers of the area’s commu- CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
compelling the direction, a sensation- over their volunteers. They will host so-

al theatrical production simply will not cial gatherings, appreciation dinners and

happen without hundreds working be- holiday parties for the volunteers. And,

hind the scenes. there are the birthday cakes and sponta-

They include the people keeping the neous social functions.

lights on at the box office, manning the “A lot of volunteers are social with each

phones, guiding you to your seats and other,” said Mark Wygonik, artistic direc-

selling concessions at intermission. tor of the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. He

They’re also painting the scenery, sewing says various Guild groups get together

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And while that love flows liberally

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teers, it goes the other way as well.

It’s a giant love fest, said Mary Cole-

man Jennell, a 30-year volunteer for

Melbourne Civic Theatre.

“First, it was ‘hold this while I

nail it together’ and then (direc-

tor) David Beyer asked me during

tech week of a show if I’d like to run

props,” she said. “Eventually I grad-

uated to stage managing. I love the

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3 after a show to feeding goats
and chickens to working a
Cast members of the Summer Show rehearse at the Vero Beach Theater Guild. spotlight – all important roles
that are sometimes looked
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD over and forgotten about. We
would not be able to continue
has about 100, the Henegar Center has “We wouldn’t be able to put on the sea- expanding the way we have
nearly 200, and Cocoa Village Playhouse sons we do without the support of the without both our community
has about 200. community,” said Niko Stamos, associate and our volunteers.”
director at Titusville Playhouse. “The jobs
Don’t let that number stop you from that are asked of volunteers throughout a Volunteering at a theater
contacting the theaters. They always wel- year have varied from taking out garbage can also fill an empty spot in
come new volunteers with open arms. the heart, easing loneliness
and providing a social life.
Katherine McElhinny. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
After Beverly Couch Burns
lost her husband, she knew
she needed new activities
in her life. A friend took her
to Melbourne Civic Theatre
production. A year later, she
joined its volunteer crew.

She sold tickets, served as an
usher and sold concessions.

“I enjoy the interaction
with other volunteers as well
as with the audience mem-
bers,” she said.

Another MCT volun-
teer, Steve Budkiewicz, says
helping out the theater is a
healthy activity for a senior.

“The friendships and bonds
that are established are price-
less,” he said. “You become a
public relations representa-
tive for an organization that
has become your family … I
have always felt the benefits I
receive as a volunteer far sur-
pass those the organization
receives from my service.”

Even if you don’t know what
you have to offer, your neigh-
borhood theater still wants you.
They all offer on the job train-
ing and volunteer orientation.

When Surfside Playhouse
gets calls from people want-
ing to volunteer, the first thing
asked is how much time they’d
like to spend, said Bergeron.
The next question is whether
they have a particular “itch that
needs to be scratched.”

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upholsterer, a carpenter, artist, business COMING UP along and near Ocean Drive to make houlas, are named for the Catahoula Cur,
person?” he said. “Some people organize your Saturday evening by the sea last a the state dog of Louisiana (known for their
their closets really well. That’s definitely a CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 bit longer. loyalty, she adds, with a nod to the band).
talent we can use at the theater.” Fridays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., it’s pianist (and
Placido Domingo. Sybil Gage. retired dentist) Steve Kirsner and Friends,
Others are just interested in “joining in from the Space Coast Jazz Society. Kirs-
and learning new things.” Robert Levine in Bachtrack, “to the cho- 3 Up the road a bit, jazz lovers and ner plays by ear and – with Al Dodds on
rus of enslaved Hebrews, ‘Va, pensiero,’ jazz musicians have been hanging bass, Stan Soloko on drums, Len Bentley
“I have a lot of tech people who came which acted as a not-so-subtle metaphor out at Heidi’s Jazz Club (in the Heidel- on trumpet and Steve Lomazzo on sax
in without specific skills,” said Bergeron. for the Italians who despised being un- berg Restaurant) in Cocoa Beach since it – keeps the music, energy and laughter
“Now they are go-to people for getting der the thumb of Austria in 1842.” In Ita- opened its doors in 1992. The cool, easy moving along. The Ron Teixeira Trio (aka
things done.” ly to this day, he notes, that chorus is an ambiance includes lots of polished wood, the House trio) takes the stage Fridays and
“unofficial national anthem.” You’ll find soft recessed lighting, a well-positioned Saturdays from 8:30 p.m. till midnight. On
You may not be able to sew, but per- the vocal displays – for the slave girl Ab- stage, and walls tastefully hung with Saturdays, through July, Israeli writer and
haps you can iron. Building wooden plat- igaille (soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska) jazz-compatible art – original works by singer Hella Ayelet Gal will join the Ron
forms may feel daunting, but maybe you in particular – spectacular. Domingo’s Brian Dowdall, Kurt Zimmerman, Sooz Teixeira Trio. Hella began performing at
can slap on paint. Or maybe you’d like to longtime collaborator James Levine con- Momofuku and Wayne Coombs. Heidel- 18, while fulfilling her duty with the Israeli
fold newsletters or greet patrons as they ducts. Show time Wednesday is 7 p.m. An berg cuisine is, no surprise, German, but Defense Forces, and since has performed
enter the theater. Cocoa Village Play- encore showing is Saturday, July 15, at 10 the musical main dish is the jazz, live all over the world.
house even uses volunteers to supervise a.m. Running time is two hours. Wednesdays through Sundays, featuring
childcare during performances – not to regular artists and frequent special guest 4 A Broadway musical classic, “Briga-
mention that goat-feeding at Titusville 2 Hey there, Vero Beach, it’s time artists. Thursdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., you doon,” opens a three-day run next
Playhouse. again for Sunset Saturday Night, will definitely get your jazz on with Sybil Friday, July 14, at the King Center in Mel-
the fun, free monthly concert series Gage and the Catahoulas. A New Orleans bourne. This delightful show is the cul-
In fact, the hardest thing about getting brought to you by the Oceanside Busi- native, the deceptively petite (5-foot-3, mination of an intensive, five-week-long
involved is making that initial contact, ness Association to promote arts and 110 pounds wringing wet) Gage posses- Summer Musical Theatre Project for
and all theaters strive to smooth that pro- culture, and just have lots of fun, with sives an impressive set of pipes, young adults, and is being presented by
cess as much as possible. lots of music. Music this Saturday is by and knows her way around the the King Center for the Performing Arts
the JD Ozone Band, and you needn’t genres – jazz, blues – earning her and the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse.
“The bottom line, we love our awe- bring snacks or bevs because there’ll be comparisons to Kitt, Washington, The show is a romantic Scottish fantasy
some volunteers. … It’s a great way to plenty of both available for purchase. Bailey and Joplin. In 2008, Space about a town, Brigadoon, that appears for
make new friends and support the arts,” The family-friendly street party takes Coast Living Magazine named her only one day every hundred years, then
said Kathy Kett, front of house manag- place along Ocean Drive, at Humiston “Best Musician in Brevard Coun- disappears into the Highland mists for
er at Melbourne Civic Theatre. “And, we Beach Park, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ty,” and her fans label themselves another century. Of course, a young man
have fun.” When the final chord has sounded, you “Sybilized.” Gage’s glam persona from the present stumbles upon Briga-
can enjoy a stroll, maybe dropping in is as engaging as her voice, with doon on its one day in time, and meets a
To get involved, contact: at one of the hotels, restaurants or bars feather boas and statement hats young Brigadoon lass. Show times are July
Vero Beach Theatre Guild, 2020 San bespeaking her New Orleans roots. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; July 15 at 7:30 p.m.; and
Juan Ave., Vero Beach, FL, 772-562-8300. She shares that her band, the Cata- July 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults,
Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park and $12 for students, seniors and children
Drive, Vero Beach, FL, fill out an applica- 12 and under. 
tion online at http://www.riversidetheatre.
com/volunteer-opportunities.
Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave.,
Melbourne, FL 321-723-8698
King Center for the Performing Arts,
3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL,
download an application for volunteers
18 years and older, at http://www.kingcen-
ter.com/volunteer
Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 Straw-
bridge Ave., Melbourne, FL 321-723-6935
Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road
(5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL, 321-
783-3127.
Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St., Titus-
ville, FL, 321-268-1125

Cocoa Village Playhouse, 300 Brevard
Ave., Cocoa, FL 321-636-5050 

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7 Hors d’oeuvre (6) 1 Country (6)
8 Wandered (6) 2 Unthinking (8)
9 Plunge (4) 3 Rhythm (5)
10 Tranquil (8) 4 Wave (7)
11 Table of contents (5) 5 Lose colour (4)
12 Conditions (7) 6 Downpour (6)
15 Size (7) 13 Wealth (8)
17 Grassy road edge (5) 14 Delicate (7)
20 Toil (8) 16 Respect (6)
22 Halt (4) 18 Food merchant (6)
23 Refusal (6) 19 Poetry (5)
24 Partition (6) 21 Component (4)

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ACROSS asteroid 32 Reason for silent 92 Leary tried it
teletypes 95 Platter spinner
1 Hits a high, 93 Pastoral plaint
catchable fly 33 “___ All There Is?” 97 Bag lady’s mate?
94 Like boxers before 34 Diarist Anaïs 98 Ebbs
9 Use the hold 35 Extends a 99 1938 film, ___ at
13 Houston of Texas a bout Oxford
16 Nth degree, subscription 100 End of a believer
96 Restaurant order 37 Invite inserts 101 Laconic
nowadays 38 Compete
19 Parthian shot 98 Restaurant order 42 Voice-over: abbr. 102 Arduous journeys
20 Damn Yankees 44 Scottish ancestor 103 Big Bang
104 Things you do 45 The Morlocks ate material?
character 105 Birthplace of
21 “___ takers?” 105 Restaurant order them Galileo
22 Steve’s co-star in 46 Fashion’s Cerruti 107 “I Remember It
106 Common French 47 Become rancid Well,” e.g.
The Getaway 48 Carter and Grant
23 Restaurant order verb 50 M.D.’s org. 108 It may be
25 Actor Eric of 52 Wade foe, once uncontrollable
107 Liked lots 53 Barton or Bow
49th Parallel 56 Calaveras 111 Modernist’s prefix
27 Am or ox ending 109 “... sitting ___, 112 The last thing a
28 Inexperienced competitor
K-I-S-S-I-N-G” 57 She was Sarah in bull may hear
chalk user’s
sound 110 Restaurant order The Bible (1966) 113 Tolkien being,
29 Restaurant order 59 “___ luego” Treebeard the ___
31 Emulate Edward 116 D.C. employee 60 Nuremberg
Scissorhands 114 Part of a “dead
34 Restaurant order, 117 Polish name negative man’s hand”
with 36 Across 61 Quaker tidbit
36 See 34 Across ending 62 East end? 115 Guitar pioneer
39 Exclude 64 Hwy. Paul
40 Province opposite 118 Meeting place? 66 Hour of reckoning
Mich. The Washington Post
41 Make an 119 Refinement for Will Kane
impression (Gary Cooper) TAKING ORDERS By Merl Reagle
43 It means 120 Put it to
“1,000,000,000th” 67 Word after glom
44 It means “5” 121 Unsurpassed or latch
49 Settle down
51 Caught ending 68 ___ spell (get right
53 Eyelash comfy)
54 Overwhelm 122 Tyco products
55 Theater line? 69 Home of Bryce
56 A sport of kings 123 Cold War warming Canyon
58 See 9 Across
60 Restaurant order trends 70 Perlman
63 Region purchases
65 Den clamor DOWN
66 Restaurant order 71 Joins forces
74 Acolyte’s place 1 Sing Sing, e.g. 72 Famous boy king
79 Rating scale, 2 Losing line of
often 73 “The jig ___!”
80 Greek letters tic-tac-toe 75 Tibet’s capital
81 Sharpened 3 Movie, in Variety 76 Little one
83 Capital W of 77 Antonym of
Montreal 4 Mark of rank
84 Tummy tighteners 5 “Where Is the Life “robust”
87 Beyond PG-13 78 Tiny warrior
88 Webster’s That Late ___?” 82 Goes numbingly
namesakes 6 It goes out twice a
89 Story line slow
91 Second-largest day 84 Most like a judge,
7 It means “1”
8 Short-lived 1970s perhaps
85 Can and cup
craze
9 It shares a key place
86 Having large, dark
with ?
10 Apathetic peepers
11 Yesterday’s news 87 Kin of “Fight
12 Lukewarm review
13 1972 Winter fiehcely, Hahvahd”
89 Skeptic’s
Olympics city
14 Celebes oxen challenge
15 “Gold and 90 Pierced place

frankincense
and ___”
16 1950s First Lady
17 Young and Hale
18 Crosswalk, on a
sign
24 Milk protein
26 Ref’s ruling
30 ___ even keel
31 The hoity-toity,
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THE UNUSUAL PLAY IS ALWAYS HARD TO SPOT NORTH
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The foolish man wonders at the unusual, but the wise man at WEST K5 EAST
the usual.” 83 763 Q J 10 9
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Not at the bridge table! There, the wise man wonders about the usual and the unusual. It K 10 9 8 4
is true that most deals fit the usual pattern, but every now and then, one comes along that J9652 SOUTH Q
requires an unusual bid or play. That is when we separate the good players from the less K74
imaginative. A6
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How is that applicable to this deal? South is in three no-trump, and West leads the heart K 10 3
queen.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
This week’s South hand, with its 17 points, good five-card suit, two aces and two kings, is
too strong for a 15-17 no-trump. The Bidding:

In three no-trump, South has seven top tricks: two spades, two hearts, one diamond and SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
two clubs. Obviously he plans to get the other two winners (at least) from his diamond 1 Diamonds Pass 1 Spades Pass
suit. But suppose he makes the usual play here: He wins the first trick with dummy’s heart 2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
king and plays a diamond to his queen. West wins with the king and leads another heart. Q Hearts
South takes that and cashes the diamond ace, being horrified to see West discard a club
or spade. Suddenly the contract is unmakable.

South could afford one diamond loser, but not two. He should take the first trick and
make the unusual play of cashing the diamond ace. Here, the king comes tumbling down,
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