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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 38 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
CITY COUNCIL WANTS St. Lucie cites
RESIDENTS’ INPUT ON drop in infant
PARKS ‘MASTER PLAN’ mortality rate
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer DRUM ROLL, PLEASE ... BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
Over the next several months, One way to measure the health
Port St. Lucie residents will get a Members of the St. Lucie County Fire District Pipes and Drums begin the opening ceremonies of last of a community is to track the
chance to voice their opinions on Saturday’s Firefighter Combat Challenge in Fort Pierce. Firefighters from around the state showcased in number of babies that celebrate
parks and recreation matters. competition the life-saving skills they have been trained to master. Story, more photos: Page 4. their first birthday. In this re-
spect, St. Lucie County is getting
They’ll be surveyed. They’ll be healthier.
invited to workshops. They’ll get to
weigh in on what they want, don’t In a matter of just a few years,
want, and help craft a 10-year mas- the infant mortality rate has
ter plan. dropped across the board, ac-
cording to the local health de-
“There is no right or wrong partment – but more needs to
way to do this,” said consultant be done, especially for the Afri-
David Barth, who was tapped can-American community.
earlier this summer to drive the
In 2014, nearly 19 Afri-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6 can-American babies out of
1,000 died before they turned 1.
Suspect busted for In 2017, the most recent num-
‘fraud from A to Z’ bers available, 7 out of 1,000 died.
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “I was really stoked” to see
[email protected] the drop, said Sonya Gabriel, the
A tool that is typically used to CONTINUED ON PAGE A7
easily transfer ownership of prop-
erty among family members was, GOOD EATS: SCHOOL LUNCHES KEEP TAKING TURN FOR BETTER
used to steal four
homes out from
under the rightful BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer returning to school site-prepared
[email protected] meals over traditional heat-and-
property owners. serve dishes most parents might
These aren’t the lunches par- remember from when they were
A 45-year-old ents might remember from their in school.
school days. These meals have
man with a histo- whole grains, several fruits and And while yes, chicken nuggets
veggies to pick from -- and they’re and pizza remain on the menu,
WILLIAMS ry of starting up made from scratch. nutrition rules require the meals
be balanced over the course of
real estate com- “They brought it up a notch,” the entire week.
said Deborah Wuest, director of
panies was arrested after author- Child Nutrition Services with St. The cafeteria cooks are “not
Lucie Public Schools. just putting food on a plate any-
ities were alerted to a potential
Wuest said school lunch pro- CONTINUED ON PAGE A14
scam. grams have changed quite a bit
over the years, with an emphasis
Christopher Phillip Williams of
Fort Pierce is in the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Jail in lieu of $800,000 bail and
faces racketeering and grand theft
charges. “Fraud from A to Z” was Paulette James-Bailey helps Oak Hammock K-8 School first-grader Victoria Leiva with her
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 school lunch choices. PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOLS
IN THIS ISSUE Plenty of pre-‘Season’
LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 worth a go. Page B2
HEALTH A16-A21 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15
OBITUARIES A9 PETS A15
GAMES B12-B14 REAL ESTATE A23-A32
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PSL POLICE’S NEWEST K-9 HAS A NOSE FOR THE JOB
Port St. Lucie police Officer Corey Krecic with K-9 Jaxson. PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer said both dogs were great candidates and each would
VPILGLAAGE [email protected] have worked out well for the department.
Jaxson, all of 16 months, is still just a pup but he’s al- “With Jaxson I really liked the way he transitioned to
ready showing great promise as he progresses through his nose during retrieve exercises and his sociability,”
his K-9 training. Colton said. “This behavior is necessary for narcotic
odor detection training he will be going through. He
“He’s starting to get his name,” said K9 Officer Corey carried himself with confidence and performed well in
Krecic. all areas of testing.”
Krecic and Jaxson are the newest recruits to the Port Jaxson was also the least reactive to other dogs and
St. Lucie Police Department’s K-9 division. people, which is another trait the
division looks for in candidates.
“This has been a dream since I “So far he has met or surpassed all
was a kid,” Krecic said of officially of my expectations,” Colton said.
joining the division. He has spent Jaxson got his name from
the last few years volunteering his Krecic’s 4-year-old daughter, the
time as a bite decoy, fixing up the K-9 handler said. Jaxson lives with
kennels and otherwise making Krecic’s family and has already
himself known and useful. acclimated to a full house of two
children, the 4-year-old and her
“I obviously love dogs,” the of- 9-year-old sister, and two dogs – a
ficer said, adding that his biggest Chihuahua and an 8-year-old Si-
thrill is the hunt to capture bad berian husky.
guys. “I can’t sit still.” That’s lucky At home, Jaxson is just a puppy,
for him because Jaxson can’t seem content to follow the kids around,
to sit still for long, either – though
that could be a matter of training. play and nap. But in the training field, he’s all business,
and fixated on one thing, for now – his Kong. “He loves
“He works very hard at being the Kong,” Krecic said. Colton equated the Kong to a
distracted,” K-9 Officer and trainer Michael Colton pacifier; the dogs will do just about anything for their
said of the pup, later adding, “he’s as green as the favorite toy.
grass.” When Colton selected the pup later named Jax-
son, the sable German shepherd knew how to bite and The early stages of training are all about teaching
how to hold his nose to the ground to sniff, but that’s K-9 Jaxson that he’s not just a dog, but a police dog.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Jaxson beat out two other dogs presented to the Port
St. Lucie Police Department, according to Colton. He
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COMPETITIVE FIREFIGHTERS WERE UP TO THE CHALLENGE!
Overlooking the coastal beauty of the Clockwise from above
St. Lucie Waterway, the St. Lucie County left: St. Lucie County
Fire District hosted the Firefighter Com- firefighter Cassan-
bat Challenge in the Fort Pierce parking dra Laing moves a
lot shared by the Seven Gables House, 175-pound dummy
the Manatee Center and the A.E. Backus along the obstacle
Museum for two days last weekend. course surrounded by
her teammates Jenny
Male and female firefighters from Grima, Alexia French,
around the state competed in an obsta- Erin Boyajian and
cle course testing the life-saving skills Michelle Theison; St.
they were trained in to serve their com- Lucie County firefighter
munities. In relay fashion they would Michelle Theison hauls
start with a run up a three-story build- a heavy hose along the
ing with a 42 pounds of equipment, course of the Firefighter
then relay to a team member to hoist a Combat Challenge;
42-pound bag up three stories, then run Tyler Morris, 4, par-
down the same stairs to a waiting team- ticipates in the kids’
mate ready to drive a 160-pound sled 5 firefighter challenge.
feet along a rail before the next compet-
itor took the baton. That firefighter then
ran the course to retrieve a hose and
drag it 75 feet before turning it on to
hit a target, where the final leg had the
last competitor dragging a 175-pound
dummy to simulate a victim rescue.
Not to be outdone by the adults,
there was also a kids’ version of the
challenge to test their own strengths
by dragging the dummy and using the
water cannon hoses.
– TEXT AND PHOTOS BY LINDA THIBEAULT
K-9 JAXSON ON THE JOB the police department and in mid-August ment’s K-9 division will be five dogs strong. the agency,” Colton said. Those wishing to
was tapped to return, assigned to K-9 Blek. Some, like K-9 Bodhi, are trained to sniff out financially support the agency are encour-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 explosives. Others, like K-9 Jaxson, will be aged to contact Lt. Michael Swanchak by
“It’s the best job there is,” Miller said. “I’m trained to sniff out drugs. calling 772-871-5000.
“We want them as raw as can be,” Colton ecstatic.”
said of the new recruit – that way they don’t All are trained to search for people – Colton said the agency cannot accept do-
have to retrain bad behaviors. It’s uncommon for a K-9 to be reassigned whether they be fugitives, suspects or those nations of food or toys for the dogs as they
to another handler as the bond between dog who are missing. are on a special diet and are too hard on tra-
Jaxson joins 3-year veteran K-9 Blek in and human is forged so strongly. However, ditional toys.
this latest round of training. K-9 Blek has because K-9 Blek had been on the force for “There is a lot we ask these dogs to do,”
found himself with a new handler after three just a couple years and Miller is so experi- Colton said, adding that each is courageous, “We always appreciate communicated
years on the force and is undergoing train- enced, the division thought it best to pair fearless and driven. support directed to City Hall or the police
ing anew to build the relationship with K-9 the two. department,” Colton said. “Our K-9 teams
Ofc. Mitch Miller. “They are ambassadors” for the police work hard and take great pride in provid-
“You’ve got to have the right match,” department, helping to bridge the gap be- ing the highest level of service possible to
Miller had previously been in the K-9 di- Colton said. “It’s kind of like hitting the re- tween the community and its officers. our community and hearing positive feed-
vision for eight years when his K-9 partner fresh button” on a computer. back goes a long way towards reinforcing
retired. Miller was reassigned elsewhere in “We have been fortunate to receive both our efforts.”
Once K-9s Jaxson and Blek get through financial as well as communicated support
training, the Port St. Lucie Police Depart- from our community during my tenure with
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TAMCO DIGS ST. LUCIE PARKS PLANNING
PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
TAMCO administrators, city officials and business partners cel- process of creating the plan.
The city has control of about 41 square miles –
ebrate the SW Discover Way location of the new TAMCO facility
about 35 percent of the city – which can be used for
with a ceremonial groundbreaking last Thursday. The company recreational purposes. But before the City Council
just starts building ball fields, aquatic centers, skate
manufactures a full line of lighting products. At right, an artist’s parks and the like, council members want to know
what the residents want.
rendition of the completed facility. The company’s expansion
“I want to be ahead of the curve,” said Council-
project represents a $38 million capital investment and will woman Jolien Caraballo. She explained that she’d
like to see multi-user parks and spaces that accom-
employ more than 260 people. – CONTRIBUTED modate multiple uses.
Vice Mayor Shannon Martin agreed, noting that
she wants parks to be destination places – spaces
that attract and keep people there for a period of
Barth said there are no standards for figuring a
level of service for municipal parks. Instead, each
municipality must determine that for themselves.
He has suggested a multi-pronged approach
that includes examining what the city already has,
how much the city already spends, and what more
the city could do.
In all, Barth suggested the process will take
about 10 months to complete before having a draft
master plan to present. The council recommended
having the draft complete in time for the summer
retreat in July 2019, during which the council could
discuss the findings.
Already, Barth plans to hold a public workshop
sometime in November to get feedback from par-
ticipants on what’s important to them and what
needs are not getting met.
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INFANT MORTALITY RATE DROP Franciscan Ministries’ Common which include providing policies
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Good Initiative. and training to staff, providing
community health nursing consultant Jorda is tasked with reviewing information and support to new
with the Department of Health-St. Lucie
County. infant death cases to determine mothers, and not offering for-
But even though the county’s overall in- any related causes. She also has mula unless medically indicated.
fant mortality rate is 4.6 per 1,000, it’s too
many, she said. proposed specific prevention Jorda said the community as a
“That’s still a decent rate,” Gabriel said. strategies, including the DOSE whole needs to support breast-
The Department of Health is taking on
a number of strategies to combat early program. feeding moms. “It’s really nation-
childhood deaths, including recognizing
September as Infant Mortality Awareness The DOSE – or Direct On Scene wide,” she said of the need for
Gabriel said the department is focused Education – program trained encouragement.
on helping pregnant mothers get to 37
weeks of gestation before giving birth, in- first responders to provide infor- “Go to other countries and it’s
creasing breastfeeding information and
education, and encouraging better health mation on safe sleep for infants. the norm,” Gabriel added. “For
habits for obese mothers.
The agency is also working to deter- First responders are to provide some reason, it’s different here.”
mine why – even with all the work it and
other agencies have put in – there remains the information after clearing The Department of Health
a large disparity in infant mortality rates
between white and African-American ba- their call. The information is giv- also provides training to law en-
“It’s very difficult to figure out,” said en when a child under the age ‘As a community, if we work together and forcement for sudden unexpect-
Marie Jorda. Last year, 2 in 1,000 white ba- of 1 is in the home or there is a bring awareness to the lives lost, we will ed infant deaths and has host-
bies died, while the rate for African-Amer- pregnant female on scene. become stronger to keep our babies healthier ed an HIV perinatal (pre-birth)
ican babies was 7.3 in 1,000. and thriving.’ symposium for healthcare pro-
Jorda was hired two years ago to serve Jorda said that, while overall – CLINT SPERBER fessionals.
as the fetal infant mortality review co- infant mortality is decreasing,
ordinator. Her position was made pos-
sible through funding from the Allegany she is seeing an increase in the The law enforcement training
number of sleep-related deaths is meant to serve as another way
in St. Lucie County. derstandably painful for the family, helps to determine what went wrong and what
Babies are supposed to be placed on Jorda determine what happened. Armed could be implemented to prevent another
their backs when put to sleep and they with that information, a plan could be put infant death.
should not share a bed with their parents, in place to prevent another such death The medical training was to help pro-
Jorda stressed. from happening. fessionals mitigate the risks of delivering
“That’s dangerous,” she said. Also prob- Other efforts involve promoting and a baby to an HIV mom.
lematic is having anything other than encouraging breastfeeding from birth “As a community, if we work together
baby in the crib. Blankets, pillows, toys – – starting in the hospital. Tradition Med- and bring awareness to the lives lost, we
none of that should be in the crib until the ical Center, St. Lucie Medical Center and will become stronger to keep our babies
baby is older. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center are healthier and thriving, thus making our
When a sleep-related death does oc- all taking steps to become “Baby Friendly” communities healthier and stronger,”
cur, Jorda’s team goes to the home and hospitals. said Clint Sperber, county health officer
re-enacts the steps leading up to the child In order to achieve the designation, for the Florida Department of Health in
being put to bed. The effort, though un- each hospital has to complete 10 steps, St. Lucie.
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HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS BONES ID’D OF HOMELESS MAN
WHO ‘FELL OFF GRID’ IN 2002
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer crime lab and, ultimately, transferred to
[email protected] the C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab
FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS The bones discovered near Kitterman in the Department of Anthropology at Uni-
Road earlier this summer have been identi- versity of Florida. It was there that investi-
fied, putting to rest the mystery gators were able to make a pos-
of a homeless man who was last itive identification using a host
seen 16 years ago. of techniques, the sheriff said.
“They were buried by time,” Parrott’s dentures were the fi-
said Sheriff Ken Mascara, ref- nal element that cemented the
Celebration lives erencing the bones of Calvin identification.
with Douglas Parrott. He would have Sheriff Mascara said Parrott’s
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES been 70 this year. wife was the last known person
The Dignity Memorial professional provider network His remains were discovered to see or hear from him in 2002.
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ducted an “exhaustive archaeological” dig of health issues and investigators found no
the area over the course of two days, accord- signs of trauma on his bones – nothing to
ing to Mascara. indicate that his death was anything other
The bones were sent to the regional than natural.
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES REAL ESTATE FRAUD CASE they were getting a great deal, according
to the Sheriff’s Office.
PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
Williams sold the homes for less than
Aycock at Tradition NEWEST LOCATION how Sheriff Ken Mascara described the case. market value.
Life Celebration Center Aycock at Tradition He and Detective James Jennings de-
Sheriff Mascara reminded the public of
Port St. Lucie Life Celebration Center tailed the case against Williams, which the old adage “if something sounds too
was brought to their attention by a prop- good to be true, it probably is.”
772-618-2336 SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. erty owner living in Haiti.
CrSeWekStWoanyy “Everyone’s been cooperating,” Jen-
Floresta Drive SW Stony Creek Way SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. SW Keating Dr. The owner had hired a property man- nings said. “But they’re hurt.”
1504 SE Floresta Drive SW Hartwick Dr. agement firm to renovate, maintain and
Tradition Pkwy. SW Stony Creek Way SW Elsinore Dr. rent out the home in Fort Pierce. When He said all the parties involved are
Port St. Lucie Tradition Pkwy. the caretaker went to the home, he dis- working with investigators, with one ex-
covered the lockbox gone and the locks ception – Williams, who has denied own-
772-878-0049 changed. The caretaker notified the own- ing all but one of the companies involved.
er, who did not know why the changes
Fernhill Memorial had been made. The swindled buyers have vacated the
Gardens, Stuart homes; whether they will be made whole
772-283-6246 A search of court records found a quit- following the purchases and renovations
claim deed filed on the house showing the they’ve made remains undetermined.
Aycock Funeral Home home had been sold to Williams. The rightful owners must wait for the cas-
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, es to move through court before they can
The deed had forged signatures and regain their property.
Fort Pierce phony witnesses, Det. Jennings explained.
Even the Notary stamps had been lifted Sheriff Mascara suggested all home-
772-461-8912 from other documents. “All the deeds are owners should regularly check the Clerk
phony,” Jennings said. of the Court’s website to see if a quitclaim
deed has been filed on their home. If any
The investigation was launched about suspicious activity is noted, contact the
a year ago and includes another victim Sheriff’s Office.
who had evacuated ahead of Hurricane
Irma. When the homeowner returned, he Though all four properties were locat-
found someone else in the home – reno- ed in Fort Pierce, the Sheriff’s Office made
vating it. a point that these kinds of cases happen
In a third case, the child of a home-
owner was living in the home when Wil- “It happened to me,” Sheriff Mascara
liams took ownership through a quitclaim said. He said that an inmate had not only
deed. Armed with the phony paperwork, filed a quitclaim deed on the sheriff’s
Williams was able to evict the resident. house, but also on the homes of a state
attorney and a third person.
A fourth home, the one with the highest
value among the four known properties, Anyone who has done business with
became the residence of Williams and his or been approached by Williams through
family, Jennings said. That home is valued any of his registered companies should
at more than $100,000. also reach out to the Sheriff’s Office.
In the cases of the three other houses, Williams is the registered owner of
Williams sold the properties to unsus- Rocking and Rolling Investments LLC,
pecting buyers who probably thought Oceanview Investment Capital, Grand
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IN LOVING MEMORY JOSEPH E. HEFFERNAN JR., 70 N.J., to the late Ruth D. and the late Ralph H.
Tradition Hautau, passed away at age 90 on Sept. 7,
RICHARD O. EDSTROM, 74 He was proud to be clean and sober for 2018, in Fort Pierce.
Port St. Lucie over 28 years and worked diligently to help Joseph F. Heffernan Jr., 70, of Tradition in
others achieve recovery. Port St. Lucie passed away on Sept. 10, 2018. Ralph graduated from Union College for
Richard O. Edstrom, 74, of Port St. Lucie He was born on Jan. 13, 1948, in Cambridge, graduate school in physics. He taught Phys-
passed away peacefully in the early morning He worked as a behavioral health techni- Mass. Mr. Heffernan is survived by his loving ics and Mathematics at Fairleigh Dickinson
hours on Saturday after a long illness. He was cian at Guenster House in Bridgeport, Ct., wife, Maura Heffernan; their children, Mi- University until retiring in 2004. Ralph was
born on May 4, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to An- Savannas Hospital in Port St. Lucie, and the chael, Kelly, Amy; grandchildren, Jason, Trin- married to the late Belva R. Hautau.
ders and Elsie Edstrom. Florida Center for Recovery in Ft. Pierce. ity, Isaac, Taya and Mya; and his sister, Ellen
McCoy. Ralph is survived by his sons, Gregory
Richard, known as “Bubba” to his friends, Richard is survived by his brother, Eric Hautau and Jon Hautau; daughters, Mar-
was a big man with a big heart who had Edstrom, of Biddeford, Maine; his sister, RALPH H. HAUTAU JR., 90 cia Pearson, Lisette Hautau, and Monica
many friends and who loved his large ex- Ingrid Hawley, of Fairfield, Ct.; and his New Jersey Mallow; grandchildren, Heather, Jon Da-
tended family. He charmed everyone he met very close longtime friend, Susan Rose, vid, Deanna, Josiah, Justin, Caitlin, James,
and made everyone laugh. of Port St. Lucie; as well as his large ex- Ralph “Poppop” H. Hautau Jr., of Closter, Connor, Kiersten, Kassie, Edward, Linda,
tended family. N.J., born on March 16, 1928, in Englewood, and Coral; seven great-grandchildren;
and friends, Gerry Brennan and Pedro Al-
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WOULD-BE ‘DODGERTOWN GOLF’ DEVELOPER PLEDGES COOPERATION WITH MLB
BY RAY McNULTY | Staff Writer makes it attractive to Major League Hulbert said he was surprised by the architecture and green space, and cre-
Baseball, but O’Malley, who will turn county’s interest in the property, but ate a place where the people enjoying
Lakeland-based developer Mark Hul- 81 in December, said it’s unlikely MLB firmly added: “I will not get into a bid- Dodgertown can flow into.
bert said he’ll provide the overflow park- would agree to succeed him in Vero ding war.”
ing area Historic Dodgertown needs to Beach without a guarantee from the “What we want to do makes sense.”
accommodate big-crowd events if the county that the overflow-parking area Hulbert said he still plans to pursue Vero Beach City Manager Jim O’Con-
Vero Beach City Council sells him the would be available for big-crowd events, the purchase and will attend the Oct. 2 nor said last week he had not seen Hul-
long-idle, golf-course property immedi- such as concerts, festivals and sports meeting at which the City Council could bert’s email to Brown, but he said the
ately west of the sports complex. contests, especially baseball games. decide the fate of the land, which some developer has steadfastly expressed
in the community would like to see de- a desire to work with the county and
“I’m willing to put it in writing,” Hul- He then warned that the county’s veloped into a public park. accommodate Historic Dodgertown’s
bert said last week, emphatically add- failure to make a deal with MLB could needs.
ing, “for perpetuity.” “jeopardize” the future of Historic Dod- However, Mayor Harry Howle and “He has told me all along that he
gertown and the year-round boost the councilmen Lange Sykes and Val Zu- wants to be a good neighbor,” O’Connor
In fact, Hulbert shared his desire to complex’s training facilities, tourna- dans would like to see the property de- said, “and do what’s best for Vero.”
cooperate with Indian River County, ments, business conferences and other veloped into an entity compatible with Hulbert said his sentiment hasn’t
which owns the adjacent Historic Dod- activities provide the local economy. Historic Dodgertown – but one that changed.
gertown grounds, in a Sept. 4 email sent would also generate much-needed tax “This is a win-win situation,” Hulbert
to County Administrator Jason Brown. Hulbert has submitted a proposal – revenues. said. “Dodgertown would get all the
including a site plan – to develop the parking it needs when it needs it, and
Hulbert wrote that he wanted to “ex- former Dodgertown Golf Club property “I know there are a lot of people want we’d benefit, too, because the people
press publicly my commitment to work- into a pedestrian-friendly “urban vil- to preserve the grassy knoll, but there who go to Dodgertown for those events
ing out an agreement with the county, lage” that would feature high-end retail are also a lot of people who like our will be our patrons.
should it be necessary to meet the needs shops, restaurants, office buildings, a idea,” Hulbert said. “I guess we need “So we welcome it.”
of Major League Baseball.” hotel and green space. some of those people to say nice things Asked about the momentum that
about us, because I think the county has seems to be building on the county’s
County officials are backing an effort He first offered $2.1 million, and then confused the public. side, Hulbert sounded unfazed.
by Peter O’Malley, the former Los Ange- upped his bid to $2.43 million after the “I’m really not that worried about
les Dodgers owner and now chief exec- county jumped in earlier this month “What the county is talking about is it,” he said. “Throughout this process,
utive officer of Historic Dodgertown, to with its own $2.4 million offer – which extremely inconsistent with what the there hasn’t been a problem we haven’t
bring in Major League Baseball to take came in response to O’Malley’s warning city wants to do with that property, solved.”
over the facility’s operations. that the MLB deal could hinge on hav- where nothing is being done,” he add-
ing land available for overflow parking. ed. “We’re going to bring in hundreds of
Dodgertown was the Dodgers’ spring jobs, enhance the place with beautiful
training camp for more than 60 years
and is loaded with baseball history that
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End of Add beauty and SERVICES DISTRICT: ‘TRAIL’ PARCEL
Summer WILL ADD STORMWATER DRAINAGE
Clearance! natural light to your
EXISTING entryway BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent owned by CGI St. Lucie.
in about an hour! Pickle estimated that the additional wa-
The St. Lucie West Services District
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding Board of Supervisors approved the pur- ter storage will add about a 1.5 inches to 2
for every style Glass Doors chase of about nine acres at the St. Lucie inches of water drainage through much of
and budget Trail Golf Club. Country Club Estates.
• Framed /
• Customize to Frameless The purchase – OK’d at the board’s last “That’s the oldest residential community
your style Shower Units regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 – was in St. Lucie West,” Pickle said. “Stormwater
part of a long-planned effort to add storm- criteria was set differently for that commu-
• Impact Glass • Etching water drainage at Country Club Estates. nity than later ones. That’s why we’ve been
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & Fusion interested in creating stormwater storage in
“We know seven out of the nine acres will there.”
Exterior Doors Hardware be (stormwater) lake,” explained Dennis
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps Pickle, the district’s manager and utilities di- But, the residents of Country Club Estates
rector, after the meeting. won’t be the only beneficiaries of the pro-
Doors posed additional stormwater storage.
Along with the purchased acres, the seller,
CGI St. Lucie, is giving the district 4.4 acres “It would help … by keeping water from
of easement. “You’re going to see close to 10 getting on (Southwest Cashmere Boule-
acres of additional (stormwater) storage,” vard),” Pickle said. “It’s going to help all the
Pickle said. communities to the east of (Country Club
What effects that will have is not precisely
measured. The 10 acres won’t be all in one Additionally, “it would help a little keep-
place. The acreage will be in a series of con- ing some water off the north side of (South-
tiguous stormwater treatment areas. west Heatherwood Boulevard) and south
side of St. Lucie West Boulevard.”
The district will have engineering to do,
along with getting permits and land-use The district is paying $166,650 for the
changes from the City of Port St. Lucie. land. Pickle said engineering and physical
Some of the water storage will double as work will probably progress over the next
aqua ranges for St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, two years.
A tree giveaway grows in PSL ...
463-6500 Port St. Lucie’s Keep Port Saint
Regency Square Lucie Beautiful committee
held its semi-annual Tree Give-
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart away last Saturday at Sandhill
Crane Park. Residents were re-
Licensed & Insured quired to attend short educa-
tional information sessions by
UF/IFAS SLC Master Garden- PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY
ers before leaving with a native
plant of their choice. Above,
Master Gardener Stefanie
Myers discusses plant disease
and proper care for trees; right,
Japanese Blueberry, Gumbo
Limbo, and Dahoon Holly
trees – all species native to Port
St. Lucie – were distributed
free of charge.
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“We anticipate needing close to a $1 mil- Bethany Drive during a 100-year rain event. the last couple heavy rain events, has been some anxious moments anytime there are
lion to complete the overall project,” he said. Pickle said when Hurricane Florence was taxed at times. It’s handled it pretty well and storms in the Atlantic,” Pickle said.
handled it as designed.”
The district’s last major stormwater proj- heading to the U.S. and no one was cer- The district is a Community Develop-
ects were Lake Harvey and the related Basin tain where it was going to hit, the district At press time, no one at the district is ment District, which is a hybrid creation of
4E-5 Interconnect. The combined stormwa- breathed a bit easier than it would have totally relaxed. While Tropical Depression the state Legislature. The districts operate as
ter management projects can move about 5 without those projects done. Isaac is too far southeast of Florida to be a governmental bodies to deliver some lim-
inches of rainwater off St. Lucie West Bou- realistic danger, tropical storms Joyce and ited municipal services, such as water and
levard between Cashmere and Southwest “With four named storms out there, you’re Helene could become threats. “There are sewer.
always anxious,” he said. “The system, with
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High schoolers can explore career options at ‘State of Jobs’ event
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent 500, and manufacturing with 100. DuBey said current pro- aren’t college or nothing. She said there’s a lot of good op-
jections are that those fields will continue growing locally portunities between the two.
Treasure Coast high school seniors are getting an educa- even as many of the current workers are nearing retire-
tion about local career options. ment. The idea for the State of Jobs Conference isn’t original.
The taskforce discovered that the CareerSource Suncoast
“It’s a half-day event that will allow high school seniors The study led to the creation of the Workforce Readiness has co-hosted them for a few years and looked into it.
the opportunity to meet with community leaders and em- Task Force to look for solutions. “We were looking for a way
ployers in the area,” said Jennifer DuBey, communications to build a talent pipeline,” DuBey said. “About five years ago CareerSource Suncoast started the
director at CareerSource Research Coast. “We’re looking State of Jobs Conference,” DuBey explained. “It was their
to have 600 students from the Indian River, St. Lucie and She said nationally and statewide school systems were way of exposing students to different career paths open to
Martin County high schools.” pushed into preparing students for college for the last cou- them.”
ple decades. DuBey said along the way the availability of
On Oct. 25, CareerSource Research Coast is hosting its elective courses related to traditional blue-collar work di- CareerSource Suncoast started with 500 students and
first State of Jobs Conference, at the Havert L. Fenn Cen- minished. three industry sectors. Now, DuBey said, it’s annually host-
ter in Fort Pierce. The conference is only for the invited ing conferences with 1,200 students and many industry
students, who come from every high school in the three Now, a generation later, “we keep talking about the fact sectors. “You can go to a tech school and get a certification
counties. Among other things, the invited students will there’s a shortage of people who can do certain things like to be a welder and you’re making $40,000,” DuBey said.
hear from keynote speaker Dr. Tiffany Sizemore, a Lincoln welding,” DuBey said. “We have a shortage of welders not
Park Academy graduate who is a cardiologist in Fort Lau- just in our county or state, but across the world.” Organizers are still seeking area businesses who’d like
derdale. to take part in the conference. Call Susan Haggard, sector
DuBey said the conference and other efforts are aimed strategy coordinator, at 866- 482-4473 ext. 415 for more.
The conference is focusing on three local career oppor- at showing current high school students that the choices
tunities: healthcare, manufacturing and skilled trades.
“A couple years ago, the St. Lucie County Economic
Development Council did a skills-gap study,” DuBey said.
“We found the sectors complaining the most that they
don’t have the workers were healthcare, manufacturing
and skilled trades.”
The Treasure Coast Skills Gap Study was released in
2017. Among other things, the study found that 62 per-
cent of surveyed manufacturers reported having difficul-
ties finding workers with the right skills for the available
jobs at a time when they most needed to add employees.
More than 90 percent of local manufacturers reported they
needed and planned to add workers.
In the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area, com-
prised of St. Lucie and Martin counties, about 2,000 new
jobs opened from July 2017 to July 2018. Among the in-
dustry sectors that gained jobs were trade, transportation
and utilities with 800, education and health services with
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM to an app that could and Girls Clubs are a new addition this year.
“There’s such a need,” Wuest said, not-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 capture in real time
ing that many of those who participate in
more,” Wuest said. Instead, the St. Lucie feedback from the day’s the Boys and Girls Club are food insecure
School District continuously hosts focus and might not otherwise have anything to
groups made up of students to ensure that lunch. eat in the hours after school lets out and
what the district offers is eaten. school resumes the next morning.
“We’ll get a better
“We don’t want to see food in the trash,” The school district is also adding to its
she said, adding that cafeteria workers do sense” of what students educational curricula by planting gardens
monitor what winds up in the trash bins at various schools. Though the gardens
and take note. are eating, more so than won’t produce enough food to be used in
the school menus, the fresh harvests will
“That’s nutrition down the drain and not based solely on what’s be offered up as tastings. Those tastings
in bodies,” Wuest said. could help otherwise skeptical students to
purchased. Just be- try new foods.
The school district has received a
$70,000 grant for its Farm to Schools pro- cause a student selects High schools will receive hydroponic
gram, which among other things provides towers to grow herbs such as cilantro, pars-
fresh produce to local schools harvested the green beans doesn’t ley and oregano, Wuest said. Aside from
less than 48 hours prior. cultivating and harvesting the herbs, the
mean those beans are students will get hands-on science lessons
The district also receives federal funding on how hydroponics work.
through the USDA for the National School eaten.
Lunch program. Some of those funds have “We’re really excited,” Wuest said, adding
been earmarked for various initiatives in The school district that even the elementary school students
St. Lucie schools. will get to learn with their own school-site
serves more than 28,000 gardens. The program will also provide a
Such initiatives include a survey system nutritional cart, which will be used to teach
to help arm the nutrition department with lunches daily – near- students how to prep their freshly picked
feedback regarding the meals. foods. “We’re just starting the process,” she
ly three-quarters of all said of the 15 elementary schools in the
In the high schools, lunch time means queue.
more than just grabbing from a selection meals served.
along the lunch line. They have “creation
Wuest explained that
the district is respon-
Paulette James-Bailey, a member of St. Lucie Public Schools Child and Nutrition Services sible for serving more
Team, enjoys helping students at Oak Hammock K-8 School make healthy choices each
than 40,000 meals daily,
day as they move through the serving areas. PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOLS
including breakfast and
stations” (think toppings bar, but bigger). even dinner at select sites.
High school students are more mindful Each of the 10 Title I afterschool pro-
today of eating clean and fresh – they also grams participating in the 21st Century
want the ability to customize their own grant program, as well as 15 Boys and Girls
food, according to Wuest. “It’s made a huge Club locations, receive dinner.
impact,” she said. While the district has provided the
Coming soon, students will have access schools with dinner in the past, the Boys
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Bonz sings praises of Pointer siblings Jeff and Abby
nose. “So you’re gonna write all about us in around, missin’ Gidget, so
this? Cool Kibbles! Oops. Sorry about the
drool.” Mom an Dad went online to
Hi Dog Buddies! “No prob, Jeff. It always dries out before find me a Pointer Pooch Pal,
I get back to the office. So, how did you all
This week I innerviewed a coupla sleek, find each other?” like I’d been for Gidget.”
snazzy German Short-haired Pointers, Jeff
an Abby Krieger. I was super happy to find “Well, Mom an Dad loved German Short- Abby spoke up. “I’ll tell
out they weren’t gonna ackhully be speakin’ haired Pointers, an already had two they
German, cuz the only German I know is got from Florida Pointer Rescue. When one this part. Sometimes I wish
“Blieb weg vom Brot!” (stay away from the of ’em went to Dog Heaven, the other one,
bread!) Don’t ask. Gidget, was real sad an droopy. So Mom an I couldn’t remember my
Dad decided to get another rescue pointer
They greeted me an my assistant at the for Gidget. An they picked ME! Dog, was I story either.” She sound-
door for the Wag-n-Sniffs. Jeff was taller happy! At that time, my name was Bodie.
an very Dog-About-Town. They were both Not a bad name. But, guess what! One of ed very serious. “I was what
long-leggedy an had great poss-chure. Mom an Dad’s human sons was Brody, an
even I could see how confusin’ that was humans call a ‘breeder’ at a
“Come on in, Mr. Bonzo. I’m Jeff Krieger, gonna be. So Mom an Dad let Brody an his
I’m 7, this is my adopted sister Abby, she’s brother Colin pick my new name.” Dog Business in Georgia. I
probly 5. This is our Mom, Gillian. Our Dad
Jason’s at work.” “How’d they come up with Jeff?” I won- was a purebred so, as soon
“Great meeting you both! I gotta say, you I could have puppies, I did.
look like the models in those fancy dog bed “Because they’d never heard of a dog
ads.” named Jeff.” Over an over. But I never got
“Ree-lee? That’s so sweet, Mr. Bonzo,” “Cool Dog Biscuits!” to name ’em or cuddle ’em or
Abby said, tossin’ her long, floppy, brown Jeff continued. “I don’t remember any-
ears. thing before I got to the Pointer Rescue teach ’em anything, cuz they
place. I don’t think I’d been treated bad or
Jeff trotted over and sniffed my notebook. anything. It musta just been Unforeseen got sold soon as they didn’t
“Thanks! We’re built strong an streamlined Circumstances. Anyway, me an Gidget got
so we can run ’n hunt ’n swim an not get along great, but she was lots older, an went need Mommy Milk any more.
pooped out.” He friffled the pages with his to Dog Heaven at 13. There I was, mopin’
Then, I guess the humans
went outta business or some-
thing, cuz Mom an Dad saw
a pickshure of me for sale on
Craigslist at the low, low price Abby and Jeff. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
of $65. Woof, was I lucky.
Mom an Dad bought me for
Jeff an I was SAVED.” “Yep,” said Jeff. “Plain ol’ runnin’ around.
“What was it like with your new famly at An two 3- or 4-mile walks a day.”
first?” Abby innerupted. “We always pick our
Jeff an Abby looked at each other. “Um,” Walk Sides. I HAFTA be on Mom or Dad’s
Jeff said. right, an Jeff HASTA be on the left. Always.
“Well,” said Abby, “since I hadn’t had any If us hunting dogs don’t get enough exercise
normal interaction with other pooches, on (I’m embarrassed to admit), we sometimes
a long-term basis, I wasn’t what you’d call might, kinda tear stuff up, cuzza all that un-
well socialized.” used energy. It’s juh-NED-ic. But Mom an
“To say the least,” Jeff laughed. “You just Dad make SURE we get enough.”
wanted evrybody to know who was boss. “Where do you sleep?”
An it sure wasn’t me. But, hey, it worked out “We have our own beds. We also like
fine.” He turned to me. “I’m an easy-going, sleepin’ with Brody in his bunk bed. But
laid back kinda poocheroo, an she’s a take- it’s getting’ a liddle crowded since we’re big
charge, energetic liddle gal.” dogs now and he’s growin,’ too,” Abby said.
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Beware! Flesh-eating ‘Vibrio’ lurks in our waters
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer From left, Dr. George Mitchell, Dr. Charles Callahan and Diane Bain, RN. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE As Mitchell puts it, “If you get an infection
and you have the skin type of infection and
As a nation we’ve grown blasé when it causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 The Florida Department of Health says you go longer than 24 hours [without treat-
comes to bacteria. deaths in the United States every year. Vibrio Vulnificus infected 346 people here ment], the mortality rate is 50 percent, but if
between 2008 and 2017, 99 of whom died. you go 72 hours, it’s 100 percent.”
Maybe that’s because we’ve spent years “Most people with a mild case of vibrio-
going through store aisles lined with an- sis recover after about 3 days with no lasting Generally, a Vibrio Vulnificus infection It gets worse. Especially for gourmands.
tibacterial everything: soaps, sprays, de- effects,” according to the CDC, but “people presents in one of two ways: either it attacks Eating uncooked seafood in general and raw
odorants, cosmetics, kitchenwares, house with a Vibrio Vulnificus infection can get the skin and soft tissue of the body, or the oysters in particular is the most common
paint, clothing, humidifiers, foot warmers seriously ill and need intensive care or limb gastrointestinal tract, after contaminated way this particular pathogen finds its way
and even yoga mats. We think we’re bacte- amputation.” food has been eaten. into our system.
Additionally, Mitchell adamantly warns
But we’re not. that the risk of infection and death is much
At Indian River Medical Center, critical higher for very elderly people, those with
care specialist Dr. George Mitchell, infec- chronic liver disease, immunocompromised
tious disease specialist Dr. Charles Callah- patients who have HIV or are on chemo-
an, and registered nurse and Infection pre- therapy to treat cancer, people who are on
ventionist Diane Bain are raising the alarm dialysis, and those who have other chronic
about an all-too-common water-borne bac- medical conditions.
terium: Vibrio Vulnificus.
What exactly is this worrisome bug? He flatly states those people should not
You might know it better by its horror eat uncooked seafood or wade in the Trea-
movie-like nickname: the “flesh-eating bac- sure Coast’s brackish waters, especially
teria,” or perhaps as “necrotizing fasciitis.” between the months of April and October
By any name, it is a potentially lethal bacte- when that water is at its warmest.
rium found naturally in salty or brackish wa-
ter, particularly during the warmer months Callahan says Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria
– a malicious microbe that can and does kill “can exist in high salt content such as the
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water so you don’t cut yourself on those tures continue to climb, the bacteria is ex- taining bacteria. ful, because for some reason that is the one
shells,” because another prime way for Vib- panding its range. organ that tends to attract this bacteria,”
rio Vulnificus to enter your bloodstream It took seven surgeries over five weeks to so if you notice any unusual symptoms –
is when a cut, puncture or open wound is In June of this year a Maryland man near- save the man’s leg. especially pain – after downing a plateful
exposed to water the pernicious pathogen ly died from a Vibrio infection while fishing of raw oysters or wading in the lagoon, riv-
calls home. on the Chesapeake Bay, some 900 miles That is a powerful and painful punch er or ocean, seek medical help as soon as
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BY FRED CICETTI nate caffeine from your diet. Your caffeine consumption
is worth discussing with your doctor.
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Sensitivity to caffeine – the pick-me-up in coffee – Caffeine can cause restlessness, anxiety, irritability,
tends to increase as you get older. Children metabolize muscle tremors, sleeplessness, headaches, nausea, diar-
caffeine quicker than adults. rhea and abnormal heart rhythms.
About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine
Some medicines and supplements interact negative-
THE HEALTHY SENIOR ly with caffeine. These include some antibiotics and
bronchodilators. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about
daily. More than half of all American adults consume whether caffeine might affect the medicines you take.
more than 300 milligrams of caffeine every day, making it
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cardiac stimulant and also as a mild diuretic. Caffeine
Caffeine occurs naturally in many plants, including is an addictive drug. It stimulates like amphetamines,
coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa nuts. It is therefore cocaine and heroin.
found in a wide range of food products. Caffeine is added
artificially to many others, including a variety of beverag- If you feel you have to have caffeine every day, then
es. The most common sources of caffeine for Americans you are addicted to it. Eliminating caffeine suddenly can
are coffee, tea, colas, chocolate and some over-the- cause withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches and
counter medications. fatigue. These symptoms usually pass after several days.
Here are some useful numbers to help you determine Here are some tips if you want to chase the caffeine
how much caffeine you take in: monkey:
A 6-ounce cup of coffee – 100 mg Read labels carefully for ingredients and keep track
A 6-ounce cup of tea – 70 mg of the caffeine you consume.
A 12-ounce can of cola – 50 mg
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One tablet of Extra Strength Excedrin – 65mg in. This will enable you to acclimate to less caffeine and
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One tablet of Maximum Strength NoDoz – 200 mg
For most people, 200 milligrams to 300 milligrams a Start drinking decaf coffee, tea and soda.
day aren’t harmful. But, if you are sensitive to caffeine or Brew your tea for less time to cut down on
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the paver walk to the entrance of the house living room has glass doors that open onto
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is flanked by four columns and then palm an additional bonus or family room, 12-by-
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Inside, the house is light and bright, aided by-14 den that could also be an office; with
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bedrooms, and three more baths, includ- FEATURES FOR 8113 KIAWAH TRACE to relax or entertain. With a backyard filled
ing a cabana bath. It’s easy to imagine how with trees, this is really your own private oa-
these rooms could fit a family with children Neighborhood: Pinehurst at PGA Village sis and is resort living at home.
or empty-nesters who have frequent guests. Year built: 2003 • Construction: CBS
If you do want to venture out, PGA Vil-
Outside, you step onto a covered and Square footage: 3,914 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 6,663 lage has wonderful amenities, including
screened lanai with oversized brick pavers. Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 4 walking and jogging paths, a clubhouse, ex-
There is a pool and spa overlooking golf ercise room, game room, golf course, a well-
views and you couldn’t find a better place Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile, wood
Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system CONTINUED ON PAGE 30
Additional features: spacious Bayhill floor plan, golf views,
paddle fans, 2+ garage spaces, in-ground heated pool and spa
with equipment included, new French drains installed 2018
Community amenities: basketball, billiards, clubhouse, exer-
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Activity picked up significantly on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front last week,
with 17 transactions from Sept. 10-14 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 8067 Kiawah Trace. First listed in June 2017 for
$549,900, this house sold on Sept. 11 for $475,000.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Jay F. Garick of Adnoram Realty. Represent-
ing the purchaser was agent John H. Slivon of Bowen Realty, Inc./PSL.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8067 KIAWAH TRACE 6/16/2017 $549,900 9/11/2018 $435,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1348 SW COTTONWOOD COVE 5/10/2018 $475,000 9/10/2018 $415,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10108 SW CYPRESS WOOD COURT 5/28/2018 $442,900 9/12/2018 $390,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8801 CHAMPIONS WAY 9/10/2018 $390,000 9/10/2018 $350,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5445 NW DUNN ROAD 6/8/2018 $369,900 9/10/2018 $349,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7330 MARSH TERRACE 7/14/2018 $349,900 9/10/2018 $317,860
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1115 NW DEMEDICI ROAD 8/17/2018 $317,860 9/10/2018 $290,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10900 SW HARTWICK DRIVE 6/1/2018 $299,000 9/14/2018 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 306 NW SHORELINE CIRCLE 1/30/2018 $289,900 9/10/2018 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10312 SW INDIAN LILAC TRAIL 6/15/2018 $289,888 9/12/2018 $255,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10592 SW SARAH WAY 5/10/2018 $279,900 9/10/2018 $242,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7317 SEA PINES COURT 6/18/2018 $255,000 9/12/2018 $232,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 537 SW INDIAN KEY DRIVE 5/10/2018 $237,500 9/10/2018
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cook’s island, double ovens, SS appls, covered & screened lanai, Wanamker. Granite kitchen w/SS appls, tile on diagonal & dining rooms, tile on diagonal throughout living areas, large land, upgraded cabinets, granite & SS appls, fenced yard w/custom
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preserve views. Impact glass thru-out. RX-10462445 9211 Champions Way. covered and screened lanai, pool landscaping. Impact glass thru-out.
RX-10448793 11931 SW Aventino Dr. RX-10432082 7736 Greenbrier Cir. RX-10456932 11936 SW Aventino Dr.
PGA VILLAGE $159,900 PGA VILLAGE $158,000 SAWGRASS LAKES SOLD CASCADES $360,000
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Fully furnished 2nd floor 2BR, 2.5BA, tile throughout, new interior Fully furnished 2nd floor 2BR, 2.5BA, large screened balcony over- patio w/private preserve views 3BR, 2BA home, beautiful kitchen, w/granite, 42” maple cabinets,
paint 2017 new wash/dryer, lrg screened balcony overlooks looking partial golf course view. New furniture & water heater. RX-10426599 540 SW Sundance Trail newer SS appls, tile on diagonal throughout, pool resurfaced in
the lake & 16th hole of the Pete Dye Course RX-10449742 8254 Mulligan Circle
RX-10447530 8342 Mulligan Circle 2018, great location to St. Lucie West.
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
1348 SW Cottonwood Cove, Port Saint Lucie 10108 SW Cypress Wood Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 5/10/2018 Listing Date: 5/28/2018
Original Price: $475,000 Original Price: $442,900
Sold: 9/10/2018 Sold: 9/12/2018
Selling Price: $435,000 Selling Price: $415,000
Listing Agent: Dean Devries Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo
Selling Agent: Keller Williams RealtyL Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Gilda Gellert Christopher Vioni
Keller Williams Realty The K Company Realty, LLC
8801 Champions Way, Port Saint Lucie 5445 NW Dunn Road, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 9/10/2018 Listing Date: 6/8/2018
Original Price: $390,000 Original Price: $369,900
Sold: 9/10/2018 Sold: 9/10/2018
Selling Price: $390,000 Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Linda MacCormack Listing Agent: Christopher Young
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Watson Realty Corp
Linda MacCormack Glenn Krumenacker
Lang Realty RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty
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1 The Fort Pierce Jazz and
Blues Society is gonna
kick up a little dust with a jazz
jam at the Sunrise Theatre
Black Box Theatre Thursday,
Sept 26. This bunch of talented
musicians knows how to bring
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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” a
salute to the 1980s. Everybody’s
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event for sure, so step off the
week-day treadmill and head
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sicians via scholarships. The
Jazz Society’s Sunrise Theatre
gig occurs every two weeks, on
Tuesdays, July 3 through Oct.
31. Boo. Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: $6/members; $7/
2 Ricky Lee Jones will
rock the Lyric, and tick-
ets are going fast for this one.
The Duchess of Coolsville her-
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der-bending Rickie Lee Jones,
vocalist, musician, songwriter,
producer, actress and American
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Fiction” will be screened Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. and Rickie Lee Jones.
[email protected] 8 p.m. as part of the Lyric’s Cult Movie series.
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September and early October are challeng- “Lessons in Kindness: Pet Suitcase,” a fami-
ing times for those bold enough to schedule ly-friendly, interactive show about being a good
events. The season has not yet begun and lots pet parent, will be presented Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.
of people are not in town. I am usually away The event is sponsored by the Humane Society
and sometimes miss worthy events because of of the Treasure Coast and the Lyric Theatre. The
that. But there are things going on in town that movie “Labyrinth” will be screened Oct. 12 at 4
you might want to look into. p.m. and 8 p.m. and blues artist Selwyn Birch-
wood will take the stage Oct. 13.
The Barn Theatre and A.C.T. Studio Theatre
each have shows running. The Barn will pres- The Treasure Coast Food Bank will present
ent the comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” Sept. “Out Laugh Hunger” at the Sunrise Theatre
20-Oct. 7. A.C.T. Studio Theatre will present Black Box Theatre Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The Comedy
Neil Simon’s ‘The Sunshine Boys” Sept. 8-Oct. Corner at the Sunrise’s Black Box Theatre will
23 and the dramatic comedy “The Velocity of present Mia Jackson and Viet Huynh Oct. 13 at
Autumn” Oct. 6-21. Each is to be commended 8:30 p.m.
for taking a chance that there is an audience
in attendance year-round that appreciates the Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre continues
chance to see live theater. with its popular Howl at the Moon Experience
Oct. 12-13 and the Comedy Zone Oct. 19-20. An
Indian River State College’s season doesn’t added touch on those evenings is Oktoberfest
begin until Oct. 18, but that first Variety Con- Nights, where you can get on your inner Oom-
cert somehow always gets lost in my shuffle. pah-Pah.
This year’s concert “That’s Entertainment!” will
be presented Oct. 18-20 at the McAlpin Fine When I speak with venues, they are often
Arts Center on the main campus in Fort Pierce hesitant about scheduling things this early.
and will feature the IRSC “Company” singers They worry that people won’t come out to see
and the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. them. You have the opportunity to show them
that there is an audience for entertainment all
The Lyric Theatre in Stuart has several events year round because many of us live her year-
on stage and screen. Rocker Rickie Lee Jones, round. I can say it, but you can let your pocket-
known as the Duchess of Coolsville, comes to book do the talking for you by supporting these
town Sept. 27. Quentin Tarantino’s classic “Pulp efforts.
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played, mostly pop, in L.A. and Venice lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gang- for co-hosting VH1 Classic’s heavy met- open dress rehearsal Thursday, Sept.
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some of her own stuff by 1977. A demo tertwine in four tales of violence and re- that ran from 2008 to 2015. He’s also Kravis Center in West Palm, it’s “MY
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tioned. Six months later, the ministry con-
John Ryan and Amy Dyson have spent a U.S. Navy Capt. Winston Scott was in the au- a solo performer. tacted Dyson, inviting her to visit the caves
lifetime devoted to exploring the arts and dience. A talented musician, he just so hap- In addition to having some of his origi- and consult with them regarding the paint-
have recently opened One Zen Place to pened to have his trumpet with him and, to ings. In the end, Dyson was proved correct,
share their multiple talents with others. It’s everyone’s delight, joined in for a few tunes. nal compositions featured in several HBO resulting in the reclassification of 250 of the
a fitting undertaking for the married cou- television series, Ryan wrote and performed cave drawings.
ple, who settled in Vero Beach roughly eight By day One Zen Place is a working studio an original song for Panasonic for the 2008
years ago. and gallery. Ryan spends his time writing Olympics. Another piece that holds special Dyson does a lot of commission work and
and composing while Dyson explores and meaning for him is “Never Forget,” an Amer- is always in the midst of a variety of projects.
In an intimate, salon-style setting, Ryan, creates her vision, as evidenced by the eclec- ican anthem honoring the lives lost in 9/11. Currently in the works are a series of com-
an accomplished pianist, composer and lyr- tic array of artwork on display in the gallery He has also written songs for Australian poser paintings in the style of Rembrandt,
icist, entertains the audience with his music and the diverse mix of pieces in various stag- singer Jerin-Lei and has released his own al- Solo Stones (cairn rock sculptures to be used
while Dyson, an experienced artist, creates a es of completion around the studio. bum, “Words Alone.” for neuroscience-based meditation), Enso
visual accompaniment. (a Japanese art form created with a single
“One thing this place has offered us is free- After putting herself through college as brushstroke), Miksang (a form of contem-
“Zen basically defies definition, but for dom, as artists, to be able to do the things we an advertisement model, Dyson eventual- plative photography), Sumi-e (Japanese ink
One Zen Place it means that we create art want to do. To spread our wings and have a ly decided she preferred being behind the painting), and prehistoric art designs.
and music in the moment,” Dyson explains, platform to do what we want,” shares Ryan. camera, doing whatever she needed to do
noting that their goal is to create an atmo- to further a career as a photographer, before Although raised as children not far from
sphere in which patrons can immerse them- Ryan began playing the piano at a young eventually exploring other avenues. each other in Maryland, the couple didn’t
selves in art and music. They bill it as a place age; undeterred even after his piano teach- meet until Dyson flew to Melbourne to con-
that offers the “opportunity to not merely er told his parents they were wasting their “I am an etiologist; I find the reasons and duct an art appraisal. Dyson heard Ryan
hear, but listen … not just to look, but to see money. He began performing publicly at age causes for things,” said Dyson. “That’s what playing at a restaurant and decided that he
… not just to think, but to experience.” 13 as a church organist for the whopping I do in art.” would be the ideal person to compose the
sum of $5 per Mass. music for several animated films she had
Adding a hint of mystery to the venture, While shooting a show at the National written.
the music/art studio is located off the beat- He is predominately a self-taught mu- Gallery of Art, Dyson rediscovered the Natu-
en path. But despite that, the concept has sician and attributes his natural ability to ral History Museum and ultimately changed Now, the couple’s relationship has be-
already been well-received; the salon is full genetics. His father was a classically trained the trajectory of her work. After becoming come deeply rooted in the arts, each finding
on most evenings. The pair introduced their pianist, as well as a Pentagon cryptologist. fascinated with prehistoric art, she began inspiration from the other’s work. “I’ll hear
Friday night soirées this summer with a se- questioning the way the Upper Paleolithic him start playing and I’ll see it on the can-
ries of Summertime Blues performances. Ryan’s family moved to Melbourne when paintings in the Caves of Lascaux in France, vas,” says Dyson.
he was in high school, after which he be- which had been closed since 1963, were de-
They kicked off the series with Ryan came a firefighter for the City of Melbourne. picted in various texts. Through October, Ryan and Dyson will
tickling the ivories of a Bösendorfer Gus- Throughout his 25 years of service, he con- host evenings featuring different themes
tav Klimt piano, playing classic blues inter- tinued with his music, honing his skills while She wrote numerous letters to the French each week – from prehistoric art to the mu-
spersed with some of his original composi- performing along the east coast of Florida as Ministry, which eventually agreed to look sic of the late Aretha Franklin. In November
tions. Klimt’s exquisite “Woman in Gold” is they plan to unveil “Piano Night Live,” which
reproduced on the inside of that piano’s lid, will be live-streamed at OneZenPlace.com
which segued into Dyson’s showing and dis- for folks who want to watch from the com-
cussing the works of Klimt. The Atlantic Mu- fort of their own homes.
sic Center in Melbourne provides Ryan with
a different piano to use every few months. The possibilities are endless, they say,
envisioning One Zen Place as a blank can-
“It’s a small space,” says Ryan. “Everyone vas to be filled with new experiences. Future
is only a few feet away from what’s going on performances will include sand animation,
and we can interact with them.” guest singers, jazz trios and possibly even
working on paintings while hanging from
That interaction is part of the fun. Ryan aerial silks.
gives a history of the genre du jour and the
highlighted musical artists, intermittent- One Zen Place is located at 4005 43rd Ave.
ly interrupted by Dyson, who adds to the For more information, visit onezenplace.
background history, demonstrates art tech- com, johnryanpiano.com or amydyson.
niques and creates pieces in tune with Ry- com.
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Book it: IRSC is all in with ‘Great American Read’ party
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent are instantly recognizable. For example, “We’ll have refreshments available for
George Orwell’s “1984.” Some are from people,” Williams said. “We’ll have ballots
Lovers of great literature, put down centuries past, such as Mark Twain’s “The for people to fill out and vote. We’re doing
those books. Or better still, don’t. Take Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” a local ballot, too.”
them with you to the Great American
Read Fall Watch Kickoff Party on Monday, A few of the titles are sure to stir contro- “We’ll see if the Treasure Coast agrees
Sept. 24. versy, such as Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” with the national voters,” Williams said.
and Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.”
“We’re doing this program to get peo- Some of the titles take readers on danger- Yes, the librarian was able to pick a fa-
ple interested in reading and get people ous adventures, such as Alexandre Dumas’ vorite book to vote for. “I voted for the
to read novels on the list they haven’t read “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Others take ‘Game of Thrones’ series,” he said “‘The
before,” said Brett Williams, reference li- them on emotional journeys, such as E.B. Alchemist’ was a close second for me.”
brarian at Indian River State College. White’s “Charlotte’s Web.” Some of the ti-
tles aren’t such household names, such as Let the disagreement begin.
Williams is co-organizing the local cele- Sister Souljah’s “The Coldest Winter Ever.” The Great American Read Debate will
bration of great books, which is part of the be on Oct. 11 at the same location, starting
Public Broadcast System’s ongoing hunt The titles take readers through worlds at 3 p.m.
for America’s most beloved book. The of crime (“The Godfather”), the Civil War The debate will feature IRSC facul-
kickoff party will be at the Kight Center (“Gone with the Wind”) and the prehistor- ty members making arguments for why
for Emerging Technologies at IRSC’s main ic past (“The Clan of the Cave Bear”). Some “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” “Things
campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. take readers through worlds that never ex- Fall Apart,” and others should take the title
The party starts at 1:30 p.m. isted (“The Chronicles of Narnia”). of the Great American Read.
Book lovers can be friends again at the
“PBS decided to find out what America PBS is broadcasting a short series about Grand Finale Watch Party on Oct. 30. That,
thought is the Great American Read,” Wil- the search for America’s most beloved too, will be at the Kight Center, starting at
liams explained. book as voting continues. Locally, WXEL 1:30 p.m. Not long after, all will know what
started broadcasting the fall series on book national voters favored to win.
The broadcaster started taking nomi- Sept. 11. That episode is available at the “In November (PBS will) pick the Great
nations for America’s best book earlier this station’s website, www.wxel.org. But, peo- American Read,” Williams said.
year. “They took it down to the top 100,” ple might want to hold off on watching it. The IRSC events are open to all.
Williams said. “We are going to be screening the first epi- “It’s free and open to the public,” Wil-
sode,” Williams said. The kickoff party will liams said. “It’s made possible by a grant
And opened the voting. People can par- feature some professors making cases for (IRSC) received through the Florida Hu-
ticipate in that at www.pbs.org/the-great- voting for certain books and more. manities Council.”
american-read. “They still have voting
open,” Williams said.
Some of the titles on that 100-books list
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MY BRAIN IS (FRENCH) FRIED AND I HAVEN’T EVEN LEFT YET!
It’s just a few days before I leave for France and I am in household items so you see the Italian word whenev-
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as it had kind of folded over. Others fell off. The only one
ers who are rethinking every decision they have made, that has remained is il telefono, which, strangely enough,
I really didn’t have to label. I have, however, learned to ask
discovering they paid bills twice and wondering why there for the restrooms, the most important question in any
SHELLEY are three travel-size tubes of tooth-
KOPPEL paste for 12 days. I have also bought the CDs to “Italian for Dummies.” I
listened to a bit of it and then realized I was going about
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navour and thinking about la bonne vie, not la dolce vita.
MY TAKE the things I’d put aside for the trip over
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were a lot of personal glitches this spring and summer
enough tops and shirts for a month, but each time I saw and I sometimes felt that I wouldn’t make this trip. Now it
seems as though I will. My travel documents arrived the
one, I thought, “This would be perfect for France.” No I have several tools for learning, some found online other day and it is happening. My editor seems surpris-
and some in thrift stores. There’s an online free program, ingly laid back about my leaving, but oh, how he’ll miss
doubt they all would be, but I don’t need them all. Let the Duolingo, which sends a five-minute or more lesson each me when I’m gone!
day. While I was hoping to strike a conversational tone,
culling begin! I have learned to say “I am a man,” which Italians will
immediately know is false, and “I eat sugar,” which is just
I also may have made a mistake booking the trip to wrong on so many levels. Both seem of limited applicabil-
ity, but I shall persevere.
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to French as I thought and I keep mixing up pronouns so
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‘Fashion’-able philanthropy: PSL Business Women help 8 nonprofits
Every year the Port St. Lucie Business St. Lucie School. The program offers tutor-
Women awards grants from money raised ing assistance in addition to recreation, field
in the organization’s annual spring Fash- trips and games of all types. This grant will
ion Show. The Community Action & Grants serve 30 children.
committee presented awards totaling $9,500 TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK re-
to eight Treasure Coast nonprofit organiza- ceived a grant of $1,000 for their Teen Pantry
tions that benefit women and children in Program. The Teen Pantry program impacts
our community at their Sept. 6 meeting. the lives of young adults by providing per-
sonal hygiene items to middle through high
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ST. LUCIE school-aged adolescents, as well as appetite
COUNTY received a grant of $1,000 for their fulfilling breakfast and snack items. This
SMART Girls program, a prevention and ed- grant will serve 200 teens.
ucation program that addresses problems
such as drug and alcohol use and premature The need for funding always is great. This
sexual activity. This grant will provide the year there were 27 applications requesting
programming to 20 girls. Back row: Port St. Lucie Business Women President Tammy Crandall, Community Action & Grants committee chair over $25,000. The Port St. Lucie Business
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES Women’s Community Action & Grants Com-
Jessica Parrish; Krista Garafolo, Treasure Coast Food Bank; Stacy Malinowski, Mustard Seed Ministries; Vickie Colter, mittee will continue studying critical com-
OF THE TREASURE COAST received a grant munity needs to make decisions for future
of $1,500 for their Children’s Hearing Aid PACE Center for Girls; Anthony Bonna, St. Lucie Education Foundation. Front row: Maygan Johnson, Boys & Girls Club
of St. Lucie County; Judi Scarborough, The Arc of St. Lucie County; Evelyn Vazquez, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services;
Stefanie Myers, Life Builders of the Treasure Coast. PHOTO COURTEST DIANE GALLAGHER, DSG DESIGNS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Bank program that provides hearing aids funding. The Port St. Lucie Business Wom-
to children in need. This grant will provide MUSTARD SEED MINISTRIES received and Counseling program provides at risk en’s Community Action & Grants Committee
hearing aids for three children in St. Lucie a grant of $1,000 for their Women’s Hygiene girls between the ages of 11 and 17 an aca- will continue studying critical community
County. program. The program provides women demic program to prevent school dropout needs to make decisions for future funding.
LIFE BUILDERS OF THE TREASURE with female-oriented personal hygiene and to assist girls to move into their correct Plans are underway for the Port St. Luc-
COAST received a grant of $1,500 for their kits containing deodorant, toothpaste and grade. This grant will provide programming ie Business Women’s 29th Annual Fashion
Building Lives, Strengthening Families pro- toothbrush, soap, hand lotion and feminine to 155 girls. Show to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019,
gram which provides financial assistance to products. This grant will provide kits to 214 ST. LUCIE COUNTY EDUCATION FOUN- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harbour Ridge Yacht
families impacted by the criminal or depen- women. DATION received a grant of $1,000 for & Country Club, 12600 NW Harbour Ridge
dency court system. This grant will provide PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS received their Teacher Grants program. The Teacher Blvd., Palm City. This event is the organi-
four female head-of-household families a grant of $1,500 for their Academic and Grants program provides grants to individu- zation’s major fundraiser that supports its
with assistance. Counseling Day program. The Academic al teachers and schools with a goal to impact Community Action Grants & Awards to local
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OCTOBER Fathers figure in ‘Dads Take Your Child to School Day’
12 Thank You Dinner for the Honor- St. Lucie Public Schools invites fathers A father who actively participates in the While there is no magic solution to
able Larry Lee Jr. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and male caregivers to come back to educational and social developmental life solve the concerns faced by educators
school! of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. today, getting fathers highly engaged is a
at the Port St Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Statistics from the National Fatherhood huge step in the right direction.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a movement Initiative show when fathers and men
Center Place. Please join with us as we offer a across the state of Florida will be put into are regularly and substantially involved Dads Take Your Child to School Day is
motion whereby fathers and male care- in the education and social development an opportunity for all men to show their
sincere expression of gratitude to an outstand- givers are encouraged to bring their child of children, those children have higher commitment to the educational lives of
to school, sign a pledge of involvement, standardized test scores, higher grade children.
ing St Lucie County citizen. Though serving as and demonstrate the value of being in- point averages, higher attendance rates
volved in their child’s education – Dads and higher graduation rates. Those chil- It also marks the beginning of a year-
State Representative, Mr. Lee has continued his Take Your Child to School Day. dren also have lower rates of suspension, long commitment by men. For this rea-
expulsion and arrest. As one goes up, the son, the movement is an influential and
longstanding commitment to improving the lives Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS, other goes down. When you accentuate celebrated event.
and he explained “the movement in SLPS and improve the positive, you decrease or
and community in which we live. Representa- has grown significantly over the last three eliminate the negative. Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers
years, and we look forward to setting new and male caregivers participated in activ-
tive Lee is known and applauded for his passion participation milestones this year.” ities in SLPS.
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nity support of our public schools. Education in September 14, 2018 Edition 1 STAY 1 TREK
Foundation St. Lucie is a community wide or- 4 BULL 3 YONDER
ganization that provides teacher grants, which 8 EYES 4 BELFRY
focus on helping improve literacy and support 9 PENNILESS 5 LESSEN
struggling students; student scholarships; and 11 STORMY 6 HYDRATION
high school mentoring programs to help stu- 13 LEARNER 7 ISAY
dents graduate. Grants also support STEM 15 NEARBY 10 STRATUM
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17 Catches (5) 13 Fate (7)
19 Severe (7) 15 Mediocre (7)
22 Envisage (7) 16 Stroke (6)
23 Proverb (5) 18 Prize (5)
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ACROSS (anagram of AS A CLUE) 52 The Beatles’ The Washington Post
1 Razor by Gillette 103 Ottoman VIP “Let ___”
5 Little Gilbert on the prairie 105 Little actor Billy 53 “And lived MY MIND IS RACING! By Merl Reagle
12 Mil. outfit for Drew Carey 107 “To ___ not to ...” ___ about it”
16 Abundance of racing 108 ___ fizz (cocktail)
110 Most important 55 Kool-Aid container
victories? 57 Sewing cases
19 Minister of “positive thinking” 112 On the debit side 58 Chihuahua coat?
115 H-deux-O 60 Lie on a ___ nails
fame 116 Subject of Morita’s Made in 64 Monkey’s uncle
21 Compulsion to race? 65 Headlong scramble
23 Fiber from old ropes Japan 67 Classic Bobby
117 No-way-out situation
24 Strip 119 Clark’s love Hebb tune
25 Tallow source 121 ___ in the bucket 68 Fades
123 Speedway feature? 69 Root for the frontrunner?
26 Hairpin or U 127 Coil guy 70 Treacherous speedway?
28 Latin shortening 128 First-place finisher’s 72 Straight-arm
29 Salinger girl 73 Vichyssoise, e.g.
expression? 79 Pointer
30 Beverly Hillbilly Max Jr. 129 Burgundies 81 Mint, as condition
32 Spacious 130 “___ and say we did” 82 Allegro, e.g.
34 Verb ending 131 Tips 84 ’60s drug
35 The British and the Greek, 85 Eddy Arnold’s “What’s He
DOWN Doing ___”
e.g. 1 Lower forty, e.g. 86 Enervate
37 Villain’s visage, maybe 2 Postprandial sweets 87 LBJ VP
40 Old game show, ___ Clock 89 Hang-glide
42 All-news network 3 Bob Hope 91 Long, narrow inlets
44 Chase out of Hollywood specials, e.g. 92 Columbo, Tragg,
4 See 84 Down
46 Not yet anted 5 A Little Woman et al.
48 Like some cheddar 95 Bill used at Disneyland Paris
49 Flail one’s fists 6 Obliterate
51 Gets a flat? 7 Madagascar primates 98 Kobe robe tie
54 ___ of Two Cities 8 “___ delighted!” 99 Jousting weapons
56 Key to success, in racing? 9 Type of ball, curl, 101 Pound ___
or fire (patrol on foot)
59 Supercilious sorts 10 Convened 102 Warbled
61 Cornfield sound 11 “Just ___ thought!” 104 “___ my position can’t afford
62 Comic section, formerly 12 Second word in a fairy tale
13 The Black, Red, to take chances”
63 Joist or lintel or Yellow 106 On the road ___
66 Soleil time 14 Builds speedways? 109 Breckinridge or Hess
15 Gear-shifting stratagems? 111 Part of a renter’s address:
67 Terrier type
68 Start of the 8th century 17 Vanished author Fletcher abbr.
18 Dog that exposed 113 Mischief makers
71 Racer Al or Bobby 114 Darin’s darling
went by? the Wizard 116 Curative springs
74 Nation that found 20 Host 117 Mrs. Dumbo’s dress?
21 Cold War pres. 118 Ex-pres. and son
breaking up hard 22 Novocained 120 Pinnacle
to do: abbr. 27 Yeasty-sounding breads 122 Clichéd
75 Hot rod org. 31 One way to learn 124 Tool common in
76 I, in Innsbruck 32 Bull Run victors
77 Tokyo, before 33 Cookies in ice cream Concentration rebuses
78 Bank offer 34 Coup d’___
80 ___ culpa 36 Oft-numbered print, briefly 125 Rock ’n’ roll will never do it,
81 ___ in the arm 38 Bawlroom? says Neil Young
83 Racing anticlimax? 39 Double-bond suffix
88 Sex, Italian-style 41 Brainstorming shouts 126 One of two dimensions:
90 How racing judges might 42 Tai ___ abbr.
argue? 43 Little louse
93 Birdbrained talker 45 Member of a Philippine tribe
94 River through the Alps 47 Melodies
96 Utters 50 Heart parts
97 Pineapple producer
100 Racing abbr.
101 Poet friend of Sappho
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HOW MANY LINES ARE THERE TO FOLLOW? KQ743
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist AQ
Jean Nidetch, a co-founder of Weight Watchers, said, “It’s choice — not chance — that K85
determines your destiny.”
A Q 10
That is not always true at the bridge table. Sometimes, as we have seen over the last few
weeks, you make your choice for a line of play, and it is up to chance whether it works or WEST EAST
not — unless it has a probability of 100 percent. —
Does declarer have a guaranteed line in today’s deal, or must he choose the approach that 9643
is mathematically most likely to work? ?8652 ? 10 9 5 4
West leads a low heart against South’s six-spade contract. What should declarer do? J 10 2
North blasted straight into Blackwood, eventually putting his partner into six spades when ?73
he learned that two kings were missing.
South starts with 11 winners: six spades, one heart, three diamonds and one club. There
are two obvious chances to make this small slam: Either the heart or club finesse works. A J 10 8 5 2
But there is a third line; do you see it?
If East has the heart king, the slam is laydown with an endplay. Declarer wins with
dummy’s heart ace, draws trumps, cashes his diamond winners and exits with a heart. AQ7
Assuming East takes that trick, he must either lead a club around to the dummy or
concede a ruff-and-sluff (South sluffs a club from his hand and ruffs on the board). Note J4
also that if West does produce the heart king, the club finesse is still available.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
Finally, yes, it would have been simpler if North had signed off in six no-trump. North has
12 tricks after taking the club finesse, even if it loses. The Bidding:
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DON’T PUTTER AROUND ... SPEED IS THE KEY ON THE GREENS KEVIN’S
I believe putting is the most important and avoid three- and four-putting. Your 3. 80%/20% Rule. With this in mind, you er and match more
part of the game. The statistics support overall goal should be to ensure that you must focus 80% of your attention on speed
this position, with approximately 45 per- have a maximum of two putts per green. To and only 20% of your attention on line. closely to the size of
cent of your total shots taking place on accomplish this, you must adopt the plan to This is accomplished by focusing on your
the putting green. Let’s also take a look at become a lag (or die) putter, which means line very early in your pre-shot routine and the forward swing
the average putts per round for each skill the ball should be rolling very slowly when during the reading phase of your putt. Once
level of golfer. The greatest putters in the it approaches the hole. If the putt misses, it that has been accomplished, begin to turn with a gradual rate
world average around 28 putts per round. should go beyond the hole no more than 6 80% or your focus on your speed and the
An 85 shooter averages nearly 35 putts per inches. feel it takes to die or lag the ball up closely of acceleration. The
round, and the golfer who shoots around to the hole.
102 is averaging nearly 40 putts per round. 2. Speed. This is the most important fun- left wrist should
So we can see that the average player has damental to master in putting. You must 4. Pendulum/Swinging Stroke vs. Hit/
almost 12 more putts per round than the control your speed. Without proper pacing, Pop Putting. There are two schools of also remain flat to
best players in the world. you will not be able to time the break on thought in the philosophy of putting. One
putts that turn quite a bit. If you hit the putt is the pendulum, swinging style putting, the left forearm.
Let me give you some “Kures” for bring- too hard, the break will take place to late. If and the other is a pop, hitting style of put-
ing down your average putts per round: you hit the putt to softly, the break will take ting. I believe wholeheartedly in the pendu- Pendulum style put- By Kevin Perkins
place too early. Hitting your putts solidly lum style philosophy. Your putting stroke ting allows you to
1. Goals/Overall Mentality. As with all (sweet spot) and applying the proper length should be a swinging action where you feel
things in life, you must have a proper goal and speed of your swing, will determine the weight of the putter head and the weight control your speed
or plan. Unfortunately, most people’s plan your ability to control your speed. Again, of your arms and shoulders, while your
is to try to make every putt. What you adopt the philosophy of dying or lagging hands remain fixed and sensitive. Gener- more effectively and minimize the effect
should be trying to do is control your speed your putts to the hole. ally, the size of the backswing will be full-
of your ever-changing body chemistry, in-
stead relying more on the laws of gravity
and a more repeatable, swinging motion.
Some finals thoughts: Great putters
practice very hard. Stick to the fundamen-
tals that I have recommended and put in
the hours on the practice green and you
will really improve your ability to control
your speed when putting.
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