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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-09-21 15:04:06

09/22/2017 ISSUE 38


September 22, 2017 | Volume 4, Issue 38 Newsstand Price: $1.00



Abbott’s Frozen And now, the cleanup ... ‘Mini-Madoff ’
Custard victim of facing life term
eminent domain Powerful Hurricane Irma left its calling card across the mainland. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE for wire fraud

By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Irma chased Vero evacuees to Georgia and beyond By Beth Walton | Staff Writer

If you are one of the devoted Going to the mountains to MY TAKE Carolina, when Irma hit. A Vero Beach island resident,
fans of Abbott’s Frozen Custard, escape the wrath of a hurri- “I had more damage to the who has been described as the
a century-old New York cream- cane bearing down on Florida BY RAY MCNULTY “mini-Madoff” of the Connecti-
ery with a couple of shops in might seem like a good call, house in Cashiers than to my cut Gold Coast, faces up to 50
Florida, you may soon have but that didn’t prove the case mer home in Cashiers, a popu- house in Vero,” he said last years in prison after pleading
trouble getting your regular fix for John’s Island resident Mark lar vacation community in the week. Morein, a vice president guilty Sept. 11 to two federal
of the tasty cold treat. Morein, who was at his sum- mountains of western North with the George E. Warren Cor- counts of wire fraud in U.S. Dis-
trict Court.
The Vero Beach shop, a fran- CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
chise, could lose its home on John DiMenna, who owns a
Route 60 at 43rd Avenue next home with his wife on Engle-
spring after the Florida Depart- wood Court in Bermuda Club,
ment of Transportation exercis- scammed investors and lenders
es its power of eminent domain in Connecticut out of $69.6 mil-
on the property where the busi-
ness is located. lion between
2001-2016, ac-
Thick frozen custard, made cording to the
with a special machine and U.S. Attorney’s
denser than traditional ice Office in New
cream, has a cult of loyal fans, Haven.
especially among transplanted
residents of Rochester, N.Y., the The 74-year-
site of the original Abbott’s. old man waived
his right to in-
In addition to the yogurt dictment this
shop, a bank and STFU Holdings month after being charged in
also will be impacted by the em- an extensive real estate invest-
inent domain taking, which was ment and financing scheme,
according to a statement made
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 by the agency. He was released
on a $250,000 bond pending
NEWS 1-11 PETS 18

To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer “Steve loved Vero Beach, so much so that
For circulation or where to pick up [email protected] he made it his adopted home town,” Quail
your issue call: 772-226-7925 Valley membership director Martha Redner
Those who knew Steve Mulvey best will tell said of Mulvey, who also owned a home in
you that the resounding success of the Quail Rye, N.Y., but spent most of his time here.
Valley Golf & River Club meant as much to “He began coming to Vero as a boy because
him – and probably more – than any of his of his family’s connection to the Dodgers,
previous ventures.
Because he did it here.

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2 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Woman claims she was fired for reporting porn at school

By Beth Walton | Staff Writer sides educational programs, it offers recre- Buckhaulter denied inappropriately Global Teen Challenge operates more than
ational activities and mental health support touching any children and initially claimed 1,200 centers around the world. The nearest
A former staff member at a nonprofit to students, according to its website. he had not shown pornography to boys at the regional office is in Columbus, Georgia. Of-
Christian school for boys in Vero Beach filed school, records show. ficials there did not respond to a request for
a lawsuit Aug. 28 that contains explosive in- The school is a member of the Association comment about Buckhaulter’s arrest or Pet-
formation about pornography being shown of Christian Schools International and ac- But, when a search of his phone turned up ty’s wrongful termination lawsuit.
to children at the school, and alleges she was cepts students ages 12 to 17 at a cost of $3,650 a similar image to the one described, he said
fired for reporting the illegal activity. a month. it’s possible the boy looked at his phone after Local administrators also did not respond
he left it unattended in the cafeteria. Buck- to a request for comment. Online the school
Lawyers for Sherry Anne Petty, who was Detectives talked to at least six students at haulter said his phone was not password promises a “safe haven” for boys with “out-of-
an administrator at Global Teen Challenge’s the school, according to records provided by protected and that he had it out to show the control or at-risk behaviors.”
Ranch for Boys at 801 154th Avenue, claim a the Sheriff’s Office. None said they had been students a country music video.
student told Petty that a teacher showed por- inappropriately touched, but one said there In her civil complaint, Petty says her su-
nography to a 12-year-old at the school. They were rumors Buckhaulter had engaged in The boy told police he never touched pervisor was out of town when she heard the
say she reported the allegations to the state, lewd activity with another boy no longer at Buckhaulter’s phone. student’s allegations about Buckhaulter and
and subsequently was fired. the school. According to the warrant for his made the report to the state.
arrest, Buckhaulter lives on campus. Children at the Ranch for Boys are not
Documents obtained by Vero Beach allowed to have or use cellphones and staff Petty said that, upon his return to the of-
32963 show Indian River County Sheriff’s He was “weird,” one child told police. He members are not supposed to leave their fice, her boss made a remark about insubor-
detectives responded to the boarding school “constantly makes sexual remarks about sit- property unattended, the warrant notes. dination and going over his head.
July 14 after receiving a report that a teacher uations and has asked children about their
at the school was inappropriately touching penises,” documents state. A program assistant at the Ranch for Boys She was fired soon afterward, said her at-
children and showing them pornography on told the detectives the touching allegations torney, John Rhodeback, with the Rooney &
his cell phone. One of the boys also told police Buckhault- had been investigated by the school and Rooney law firm on 20th Street in downtown
er recently asked him if he wanted to see wrongdoing had not been found. There is a Vero Beach.
The Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for “some titties.” He said Buckhaulter showed policy that staff members are not supposed
Whitney Buckhaulter’s arrest Aug. 18 for the him a photograph on his phone of a blond to be alone with the children, he said. Florida statue prohibits an employer from
felony offense of transferring or displaying female laying on a bed with her breasts ex- taking any retaliatory action against an em-
obscenity to a minor. Buckhaulter, 29, was posed. It is unclear if the school reported the stu- ployee providing information to a govern-
picked up by Polk County authorities the next dents’ allegations to the state. ment affiliated investigative agency.
day and later posted a $2,500 bond. He was There were other children and school em-
due in court Wednesday. ployees in the cafeteria when this took place, A 2012 law requires that any individual in She is suing in circuit court for damages in
but the boy said none of them witnessed Florida who suspects child abuse must report excess of $15,000. Global Teen Challenge has
The Ranch for Boys is a 15-month accred- what Buckhaulter showed him, according to it to the Department of Children and Fami- yet to respond to her complaint. According to
ited boarding school for at-risk youth. Be- warrant documents filed Aug. 18. lies. Suspecting abuse, but failing to report it, court documents, it has 20 days from the Aug.
is a felony. 28 summons to reply to the court. 



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MY TAKE without a problem,” Bradley said. “If I had port Director Eric Menger. It wasn’t until Monday that the
waited until Thursday morning, I’d have “I know people were glad those flights much-traveled Blue Ridge Parkway
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 been in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Just through the Asheville area was reopened,
those few hours made all the difference.” were available,” he added. “I saw a lot of after downed trees and other storm debris
poration, said Hurricane Irma’s winds ex- smiling faces getting on those planes.” were removed from the scenic roadway.
ceeded 50 mph and blew constantly for Traffic on all the major, northbound
nearly 18 hours in North Carolina, peeling evacuation routes – Interstate 95, Flori- Irma left “a trail of flooding, power Traffic on the return trip was heavy
cedar shingles from his roof and knocking da’s Turnpike and Interstate 75 – slowed outages and downed trees in its wake” as to Savannah, Bradley said, “but once
out power for 24 hours. The roof damage to a crawl in the days before the storm. it ploughed through Georgia, according we got past Jacksonville, it was fine.” By
from those winds, which were accom- Making matters worse was a gasoline to the Atlantic Journal Constitution. then, the closed Georgia I-95 exits en-
panied by monsoon-like rains, caused shortage caused by the rush of people countered by returning evacuees earlier
minor leakage into the house. Water also filling up both their vehicles and fuel According to other news reports, Ir- in the week had been reopened.
seeped through the impact-glass win- tanks for their generators. ma’s winds blew down trees and power
dows. lines throughout western North Caroli- Going to the mountains – even the
The traffic and uncertainty created na, including the Asheville area. There mountains of western North Carolina – to
“It was a little hectic,” Morein said. panic and spawned frustration as hurri- was also some minor flooding as the escape the wrath of a hurricane headed
“We had about 25 people and six dogs cane forecasters were unable to predict storm dumped 4 to 6 inches of rain. for Florida usually is a good call, isn’t it?
here.” when Irma would turn north and where Schools across the region were closed for
exactly it would make landfall. several days last week. “You’d think so,” Morein said. 
Most of the visitors were family mem-
bers and friends who had decided to As the week progressed and the killer
evacuate from Vero Beach when Irma storm churned east, devastating every-
still posed a Category 4 threat to Florida’s thing in its path, tracking models had
east coast. it hitting anywhere from Florida’s east
coast to the state’s west coast, including
“We’d been up here since Sept. 1 on va- one that predicted Irma would split the
cation, but as soon as we saw the storm difference and drive through the middle
was headed toward Vero, we got the kids of the state.
and grandkids up here, too,” Morein said.
“We also had some friends who needed a By the time huge storm eventually
place to go, and we were able to make it a veered north from Cuba’s north shore,
little more comfortable for them. struck Florida’s southwest corner and
spun up the gulf coast, many Vero Beach
“Some of them had dogs and, ap- residents had already evacuated.
parently, a lot of the hotels and motels
wouldn’t take pets,” he added. “The only In the end, adding insult to injury,
people up here were evacuees from Flor- many of those who fled to Georgia and
ida.” the Carolinas ended up squarely in the
path of the storm, getting higher winds
Among the friends who evacuated and than Vero in some cases.
made the trek to Cashiers was Sea Grove
resident Richard Bradley, his wife, Susan, Most people who left went by car on
and their 14-year-old Yellow Lab, Maggie. the packed highways, but some went by
Bradley, an accountant and business-
man who lives on the ocean side of State In fact, Elite Airways added a flight
Road A1A, said his home was stocked from Vero to Asheville on Sept. 7 and
with plenty of food and water. He also changed to a larger aircraft – 70 seats in-
had generators. But he refused to take a stead of the usual 50 – for its scheduled
chance on a monster hurricane making a flight to Newark on Sept. 8. The airline
direct hit on Vero Beach. also added a return flight from Asheville
last Thursday and sold all seats for $159.
So he woke up in the wee hours of
Sept. 6, boarded up his Vero Beach home “They did it at the last minute to help
and left town that afternoon. people get out and get back, so there
wasn’t time to advertise, but the flights
“I left Wednesday and made it through were full,” said Vero Beach Regional Air-

Motorists fleeing Vero Beach ahead of the hurricane head north on Interstate 95. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

4 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS


By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer hospital board member Val Zudans; and Electric could be in jeopardy. understands the plight of Vero’s small
political activist Megan G. Hoots. Here is a quick look at the candidates businessperson, Howle has stood shoul-
November’s City Council election is der-to-shoulder with Mayor Laura Moss
shaping up to be a contentious – and The current council has a 3-2 majority and where they stand on the electric is- and Councilman Lange Sykes in moving
consequential – contest, with six candi- favoring a sale of Vero Electric to Florida sue. the sale of FPL forward.
dates vying for two seats and the fate of Power & Light. With two of the pro-sale
the electric utility sale possibly hanging councilmembers still having a year to HARRY HOWLE says he got involved in VAL ZUDANS is another pro-sale can-
in the balance. serve on their terms, election of one addi- local politics because “I was tired of pay- didate. CEO of Florida Eye Institute, he is
tional pro-sale candidate would keep the ing high electric bills,” and was elected a board-certified diplomate of the Ameri-
Running are incumbent Harry Howle, $185-million deal on track. to the Council in 2015 as a pro-sale can- can Board of Ophthalmology. Zudans has
seeking a second term; former council didate. An insurance agent and self-pro- in past months taken aim at Councilman
members Jay Kramer, Randy Old and Bri- On the other hand, if two anti-sale can- fessed fiscal conservative who says he Dick Winger and his vacillation on the
an Heady; ophthalmologist and former didates are elected, FP&L’s purchase of Vero electric sale – conveniently saying he’s
for it on the campaign stump, but voting
against every effort to sell. Winger did not
file to run again, leaving a seat open, pre-
sumably in hopes his old buddy Jay Kram-
er will fill the void.

RANDY OLD was elected to the City
Council in 2013 but lost his re-election bid
in 2015. He has indicated he would like to
see Vero out of the electric business, but
has voiced concern over how the city will
manage financially without the money it
takes in from electric customers. When Old
served on the council and represented Vero
on the board of the Florida Municipal Pow-
er Agency, he frequently complained that
the complex decision-making required to
run an electric utility was way beyond his
level of comprehension.

JAY KRAMER served three terms on
the City Council but decided not to seek
re-election in 2016, when he ran unsuc-
cessfully against Commissioner Bob So-
lari to represent Vero, Indian River Shores
and the south barrier island on the coun-
ty commission. He has a history of ob-
structing the sale of Vero Electric.

BRIAN HEADY, a perennial candidate
for local office, was elected to one term
on the City Council in 2009 but has won
no other races before or since. He calls
current council members “liars, cheats
and thieves,” and is sharply critical of the
deal with FPL. Heady was on the council
that voted to invite FPL to the table to talk
about a sale, but his positions are as high-
ly volatile as his votes were on the council,
his recent statements ranging from telling
the council to “just turn over the keys to
FPL” to decrying the offered $185 million
as nowhere near a fair price. Heady is a
complete question mark.

MEGAN HOOTS is a newcomer to lo-
cal politics. She says she would vote to
approve the Florida Power & Light deal,
but anticipates the decision will be made
prior to the election. Hoots chairs the In-
dian River County Chapter of the Florida
Young Democrats. 

Staff Writer Lisa Zahner contributed to
this report.

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sale than usual
along oceanfront

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer By Beth Walton | Staff Writer Installation of the cameras on AIA has spouse driving their deceased
[email protected] not only thwarted criminal behavior, spouse’s car without updated
When cameras were installed helped solve crime and recover stolen papers, Rosell said.
Oceanfront properties are the stars of on A1A at the northern and property, it has also improved communi-
Vero Beach’s thriving real estate market. If southern boundaries of Indian ty policing by allowing police to identify a Instead of issuing citations,
there was a “Million Dollar Listings Vero” River Shores last year to track ve- high number of Indian River Shores resi- officers partnered with the tax
TV show, they are the ones that would be hicles entering and leaving the dents who are unknowingly driving with collector’s office to help people
featured. Homes on the beach command town, some made references to outdated registrations, licenses or insur- solve these problems.
the most attention and highest prices when Orwell’s Big Brother, but the vast ance.
they go on the market. majority of residents in the small “We could use the system to
town want even more surveil- The community has many older res- come down heavy handed on
But the number of oceanfront homes on lance, says Public Safety Director idents and there were issues like one the public and write citations all
the market is lower than usual going into the Richard Rosell. day long, but I don’t want to do
busy selling season that gears up as snow- that, especially in the instance
birds return in the fall and winter. Rosell will ask for $36,000 during where it is obvious somebody
budget discussions this month to doesn’t know they are violating
“Oceanfront inventory is way down,” said install a third security camera and the law,” Rosell said.
Cindy O’Dare, a broker associate at Pre- license plate scanner near the Jun-
mier Estate Properties who counted just 36 gle Trail, which is a kind of back- These cameras are tracking
oceanfront single-family homes on the mar- door into the town. everyone who comes in and
ket at the beginning of September. out of Indian River Shores on A1A and ap-
If approved, the move would ensure ev- prehension about such surveillance is un-
Matilde Sorensen, co-owner of Dale So- ery way in and out of the upscale island derstandable, he added.
rensen Real Estate, counted a few more, community is watched. But, the Public Safety Department takes
approximately 44, but even that number is its responsibility to protect and serve seri-
down 20 percent from the number of ocean- “This is the only entrance and exit left in In- ously, Rosell said.
front homes on the market last year at the dian River Shores that is not covered by a cam- “There is a zero chance that I would
same time. And the aggregate numbers only era,” Rosell said. “Overwhelmingly, the people ever abuse [the camera system] nor would
tell part of the story about how tight inven- in my town, the feedback I have gotten, are I ever allow anybody to abuse it,” he said.
tory is for oceanfront buyers. in full support of it.” “The fears are legitimate, but it’s not going
to happen.” 
Oceanfront homes on the market in Indian River Shores’ FY17-18 budget,
32963 are priced from a little over a million including funding for a third camera, is ex-
to nearly $30 million, so a buyer whose bud- pected to pass at the Sept. 28 town meet-
get is $2 million, for example, has fewer than ing, councilman Robert F. Auwaerter said.
20 homes to choose from. Factor in buyers’
preferences in terms of location on the is- Auwaerter helped secure funding for
land, architectural style and key amenities the first two cameras last year and says the
and the number of homes a given buyer has barrier island’s unique shape makes Indi-
to look at keeps contracting. an River Shores an ideal spot for this type
of high-tech policing. “The main value is
“If you have an oceanfront buyer who says that of a deterrent,” he said. “The criminal
they want to live south of 17th Street, for in- community generally knows [the cameras]
stance, there isn’t much,” said Sorensen Real are there.
Estate Managing Partner Dale Sorensen Jr.
“Once you consider what the buyer is look- Ever since the installation of the securi-
ing for in number of bedrooms, the lot size, ty cameras on A1A was announced to the
the age of the house and other factors, your public last year, there has been more traffic
44 homes becomes four or five houses pretty on the Jungle Trail, Rosell said. The Indian
quickly.” River Shores Department of Public Safety
believes this is because some people, espe-
The scarcity of homes for sale on the cially those intending to commit a crime,
ocean is good for home sellers – in theory, at don’t want their whereabouts watched.
least. “We don’t have much to sell, which is
good for sellers,” said O’Dare. The cameras have the ability to read
license plates and interface with state
“Low inventory should drive up prices and federal criminal databases. If a plate
and create urgency for buyers, who will feel is flagged in the system as belonging to
they have to act fast or lose the house they someone with an outstanding warrant, for
want,” said Matilde Sorensen. instance, an alert goes out to patrol officers
in the field.
But the downside is that brokers like So-
rensen and O’Dare don’t have much to show Last October, officers got an alert for a
potential buyers. car with a stolen license plate. As they pur-
sued the vehicle, a chase ensued down Old
“With low inventory, it is a challenge to Winter Beach Road. The driver was able
find oceanfront buyers a home that meets to make it to the county’s jurisdiction, but
all their needs,” said Dale Sorensen. crashed behind the Sea Oaks community.

Island brokers hope more sellers will Investigators later found ski masks and
emerge as the busy season gets going. weapons in the car. “They were going into
Knowing that inventory is low, homeown- the Shores for a home invasion or a robbery,”
ers may have more motivation to put their Rosell said. “If we didn’t have that software,
homes on the market with expectation of a and if [the officer] wasn’t paying attention,
quick sale.  something bad would have happened.”

6 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Add beauty and STEVE MULVEY you-get personality is so rare and, to me,
natural light to your that was Steve Mulvey.”
Mulvey was born in Brooklyn and grew
in about an hour! and when he came back later in life, he up in Rye, an upscale suburb of New York
wanted to do something special.” City. He received a Catholic school educa-
• Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding tion, went on to attend the University of
for every style Glass Doors Something significant. Something that Notre Dame and was a lifelong Fighting
and budget would leave an indelible mark on the Irish fan.
• Framed / community. Something worthy of Vero
• Customize to Frameless Beach. His Vero Beach roots ran deep, reach-
your style Shower Units ing back to his family’s ownership share of
As Kevin Given, Mulvey’s Quail Valley baseball’s Brooklyn and then Los Angeles
• Impact Glass • Etching partner and the club’s chief operating Dodgers: Mulvey’s maternal great-grand-
officer, put it: “Steve always talked about father, Stephen McKeever, and great-un-
• Wood Interior/ • Schlage & putting footprints on life, leaving an im- cle Edward McKeever, purchased 50 per-
Exterior Doors Fusion Hardware pression . . . He had a passion for doing cent of the then-Brooklyn-based team for
that here.” $500,000 in 1912.
• Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps
Doors And he did. When Mulvey succumbed Stephen McKeever was a construction
to a heart attack last week at the Burke contractor and, with his brother, helped
463-6500 Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, build Brooklyn’s famed Ebbets Field. He
Regency Square N.Y., where he was recovering from a also served as the team’s president from
2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart stroke that damaged his throat in July, 1925 until his death in 1938.
the 65-year-old entrepreneur left behind
Licensed & Insured a wildly popular, three-campus country The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles
club that has become embedded in the in 1958, and Mulvey’s family retained at
social, business and philanthropic fabric least a one-third share of the team until
of Vero Beach – especially on the island he selling out to Walter O’Malley in 1975.
called home.
It was those ties to the Dodgers that
“Steve was the visionary and driving first brought Mulvey to Vero Beach, where
force behind the creation and develop- the team conducted spring training from
ment of Quail Valley,” Given wrote in an 1948 through 2008. In fact, Mulvey’s god-
email sent to the club’s members on Sept. father was Dodgers great Gil Hodges.
13, shortly after Mulvey died. “Much of
our success and prominence in the pri- “I was born in 1952 and came here ev-
vate club industry was due to his passion, ery year until my family sold its share of
focus, determination and overall leader- the team,” Mulvey said in an April 2015
ship.” interview with this publication, “so Vero
has been a big part of my life.”
Given and Redner said Mulvey’s death,
which came as a shock to the Quail Val- It became an even bigger part in 2000,
ley community and brought sadness to when Mulvey, who had been in the golf
members and employees alike, would not business since 1974, began exploring the
affect the club’s day-to-day operations. possibility of building a golf club here that
would be unlike any other in Florida.
Both said Mulvey’s widow, Kathy, is
committed to Quail Valley and that the Mulvey brought in Given – who had
club would not be sold. spent more than 20 years as the gener-
al manager at the Orchid Island Golf &
“That’s a logical question and I un- Beach Club before moving to the Belfair
derstand why some might wonder about Plantation in coastal South Carolina – to
that, but, other than emotionally, this run the operation and, together, they
will not impact what we do,” Given said. hired Redner.
“Twenty-seven of our 30 founding mem-
bers are still here, and our 13 depart- The Quail Valley Golf Club, located west
ment heads have all been with us for of 66th Avenue at 69th Street, opened Jan.
10 years or more. So we’re in this for the 21, 2002, with a challenging, champi-
long haul. onship-caliber course and spectacular,
Shinnecock-style clubhouse.
“My role might need to change some,
but we’re going to continue to honor and From the outset, though, Mulvey’s plan
uphold Steve’s vision,” he added. “I’ve lost was to add an in-town social club that he
not only a business partner, but also a hoped to locate on the beach. He had a
best friend. Steve was a big brother to me. contract to buy property on Ocean Drive
But Kathy is like a sister, and we’re on the in the Central Beach area but backed out
same page.” when he was unable to get the permitting
he needed and realized parking would be
Still, Quail Valley was “Steve’s baby,” a problem.
as founding member Gary Kitchell de-
scribed it, and Mulvey’s presence there It was during those negotiations that
and in the community will be missed. he learned the Riomar Bay Yacht Club
was for sale. Seeing that the beach deal
“It seems surreal that Steve has passed,” was doomed, he shifted his focus to a riv-
said Andrew Kennedy, a Quail Valley mem- er club, negotiated an agreeable price and
ber and manager in charge of business bought it.
development and marketing for Proctor
Construction, which built the River Club “We bought the place in ’03, spent nine
in 2003 and Quail’s Royal Palm Pointe ho- months knocking down everything that
tel and restaurant complex in 2016. was here and then rebuilt the club the way
we wanted it,” Mulvey said in that 2015
“The community has lost a rare breed,” interview. “We opened the River Club in
he added. “The what-you-see-is-what- ’04 and, as things turned out, this gave us
more opportunities than we would’ve had

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at the beach club.” set the tone for his staff, made it work be- members and employees. Some mem- a sense of humor and he enjoyed some
Then, in November 2014, Mulvey and cause he was willing to work. bers went to visit him in the hospital.” good-natured fun with Quail Valley mem-
bers. Kennedy recalled one evening when
Given paid $3.5 million for the 1.02- He often would tell people he had one Several Quail Valley members and he and his dad were dining at the club
acre, waterfront property on which the standard – “I want the best” – and he re- some of Mulvey’s friends from Vero Beach when Mulvey walked over and said, “I see
Lobster Shanty rested and, a year ago, fused to put his name to anything that flew to New York to attend Monday after- you and your father are spending big to-
added Quail Valley at the Pointe. The wasn’t first-class. night for dinner. What, are you splitting a
47,000-square-foot, members-only com- noon’s viewing and Tues- baked potato?”
pound at the east end of Royal Palm Occasionally, Mulvey day morning’s funeral
Pointe has two dining areas, an outdoor could come across as Mass in Rye. They then at- “I will miss giving him the awkward
deck and a hotel. gruff and curmudgeon- tended a noon reception man-hug or getting ribbed,” he added.
ly, so much so that Given at the Westchester Coun- “He will be dearly missed.”
Quail Valley’s membership has reached sometimes would won- try Club, where Mulvey
its capacity (1,015) with 315 golf mem- der: How does someone was a lifelong member. Several of Mulvey’s friends gathered in
bers and 700 social/tennis members, and like that work in the hos- his honor at Bobby’s one night last week.
there are wait lists for both membership pitality business? Given said another ser-
categories. vice for Mulvey is being “He’s gone too soon,” McCarthy said.
“I think he reveled in planned for the late fall in In addition to his wife, Mulvey, who
Given said their partnership has spent that image a little bit, par- Vero Beach. had no children, is survived by three
$80 million in the construction of new ticularly in the early years brothers (Kevin, Patrick and James), a sis-
buildings for its three facilities and now when he wasn’t sure how Kitchell said a big part ter (Keelyn) and his beloved St. Bernard
has 250 full- and part-time employees. this was going to all work of Mulvey’s appeal was his (Truman).
Quail Valley Charities has donated more out and he didn’t want to straightforward, no-non- When he wasn’t working, Mulvey en-
than $5 million to local non-profit orga- make things too person- sense, John Wayne-like joyed hunting and fishing, as well as sup-
nizations that focus on children and their al,” Given said. “But he demeanor. porting his wife’s success as an amateur
education. was really a teddy bear. golfer who has won multiple club cham-
“He made it easy to be pionships.
“Steve was a hard-nosed Irishman “A lot of the young a friend because there He was a member of the National Rifle
like me; he was a very competitive guy,” people who work here was no pretense, no false Association, Ducks Unlimited and, ac-
said Bobby McCarthy, owner of Bobby’s saw him as a father or diplomacy,” Kitchell said. cording to his obituary, “many organiza-
Restaurant & Lounge, the island establish- grandfather figure, and “He was a man’s man. tions committed to balancing land con-
ment where Mulvey would often socialize he had the utmost re- He’d look you in the eye, servancy and wildlife.”
with friends. “He had an aggressive per- spect and admiration for shake your hand and lis- In his email to members, Given said he,
sonality, and he wasn’t afraid to take a risk. them,” he added. “And with the mem- ten to what you had to say. Redner and the rest of their staff would
bers, especially as he got older and saw If he agreed with you, he’d let you know. If honor Mulvey’s legacy by “committing
“Most of the time, he came out on top,” the club’s success and the effect we were he didn’t, he’d let you know that, too. ourselves to keeping his spirit alive at
he added. “When he decided to build having on the community, he got more “You knew exactly where he stood, and Quail Valley.”
Quail Valley, he bit off a lot, but he made comfortable in his skin. where you stood with him,” he added. Those who knew Mulvey best know how
it work.” “He was never going to take crap from much that would’ve meant to him. 
“When people here heard about his anyone.”
Mulvey, whose unyielding demand for stroke, he got 800 cards and texts from That doesn’t mean Mulvey didn’t have
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8 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Vero’s outpost of the beloved Abbott’s Frozen Custard. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

ABBOTT’S FROZEN CUSTARD County Attorney Bill De-Braal. The proj-
ect got delayed during the recession, but
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 now that funding is available, it is moving
forward again.
approved by Nineteenth Circuit Court
Judge Paul Kanarek on Aug. 29, after the There will be additional turn lanes,
state announced its intention in mid- through lanes and a widened bridge over
June. the main relief canal that will improve
the flow of traffic, DeBraal said.
Abbott’s, a tenant of STFU Holdings,
was provided a nine-month extension to Eminent domain takeover is relatively
continue operations on the property. rare in Indian River County and can be
contentious, according to DeBraal, who is
The parties are now in the process of closely following the land transfer. There
determining if it will still be possible to do have only been a handful of cases in the
business once the land is taken, accord- last decade, when property was needed
ing to real-estate lawyer Mickey Barkett, for infrastructure and road improvement
who is representing the building owner projects, he said.
in the negotiations. Considerations such
as space for parking, landscaping, out- “[Eminent domain cases] are some of
door features like patio seating or a drive the only cases beside a capital murder
through must be taken into account. case that necessitate a 12-person jury,”
DeBraal added. “It’s a very important
In response to the state’s petition for matter when the government takes the
the land, lawyers for TD Bank, STFU property of private citizens and the court
Holdings and Abbott’s argued that the ensures that they are afforded as much
state’s construction plans had not been due process as possible.”
made clear, that it wasn’t obvious the
proposed project is necessary for the Condemning authorities have broad
public good, and that the estimated de- discretion regarding what property is
posit amount to compensate them for necessary for the public good, Marcie
their property was not a valid appraisal. McDonie, an attorney for the Florida De-
partment of Transportation argued in an
“(Abbott’s Frozen Custard) has been August memorandum to the court sup-
in continuous operation on the proper- porting the takeover.
ty sought to be acquired for a period of
more than five years,” Orlando-based Adjudication in the case so far includes
attorney Felecia Ziegler wrote the court. a stipulation that a $567,700 deposit be
“The proposed taking will severely dam- made with the Registry of the Court to
age or destroy the business.” secure any compensation entitled to T.D.
Bank for 2,403-square-feet of its space.
Despite those objections, Kanarek said An additional $298,100 deposit will be
it appeared the state had given appropri- made for 3,102-square-feet of STFU
ate notice to the defendants and others Holdings’ space.
claiming interest in the property. The
Florida Department of Transportation During a second legal phase, the busi-
exercised its authority properly and its nesses have the right to challenge the de-
estimates were made in good faith based posit amounts set by the state and seek
on a valid appraisal, he said. additional compensation. If an agree-
ment can’t be made through a settlement
Indian River County has long planned or mediation process, the issue will go
to expand the intersection, said Deputy before a jury. 

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‘MINI-MADOFF’ investment, it added. Expires 10-8-17
“During the relevant time, DiMenna Expires 10-8-17
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Expires 10-8-17
and his business partners, through var-
sentencing. His next court date has not ious entities, purchased or held approx-
been set. imately 12 large commercial real estate
properties with a worth of over $150
Reports from Connecticut said 131 million,” court documents note. “While
members of the Wee Burn Country Club a number of the above-mentioned in-
in Darien, where the DiMennas had a vestors received distributions during the
home, were investors in his commercial relevant time, most lost money on their
real estate and development projects, investment.”
and that 18 Wee Burn members “lost ev-
erything.” DiMenna regularly doctored accu-
rate statements prepared by his own ac-
Reached by phone, his wife, Lynn Di- counting manager to make figures appear
Menna, would not comment on the plea stronger, according to the U.S. Attorney’s
agreement or legal process. Office. He even created his own report
template with fictional financials and
“We are grateful to our family and all provided that information to potential
our friends who have been so supportive and current investors. DiMenna would
during this very difficult time,” she said inflate operating projections by as much
in a text message. as 20 percent, court documents note.

DiMenna used various entities such DiMenna entered into financial agree-
as Seaboard Realty, Seaboard Stamford ments without his business partners’
Investment Group and Seaboard Proper- knowledge and at times forged their sig-
ties Group to secure millions of dollars in natures, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
capital for the purchase, renovation and
construction of hotel and large multi- Knowing they would be marketing
tenant apartment projects. ventures to potential investors, he armed
his associates with false sales contracts,
Court documents show DiMenna, to- bogus lease commitments and other er-
gether with two associates, managed roneous documents concerning the sta-
a portfolio that included a nine-story tus and prospect of investments in order
Marriott Courtyard in Stamford and an to booster sales, according to prosecu-
upscale 129-unit condominium building tors.
called The Clocktower in Norwalk.
No other arrests have been made in
They would sell membership interests connection to this case, said Thomas
to investors to secure capital and obtain Carson, spokesman for the U.S. Attor-
funds from institutional lenders like Cit- ney’s Office in Connecticut.
izens Bank, Cedar Hill Capital and Israel
Discount Bank of New York in exchange “The government contends that,
for mortgage and securities interest. through this scheme, victim investors
lost approximately $28 million and victim
DiMenna was responsible for manag- lenders lost approximately $41 million, for
ing the money, while his two business a total combined loss of $69,617,685.38,”
partners oversaw new and ongoing in- the agency’s statement notes.
DiMenna worked in construction and
Between 2010 and 2016, DiMenna lied real estate for 40 years, before the Feder-
about the true cash value of the projects al Bureau of Investigation started track-
he oversaw and often borrowed money ing his work, court documents stated. He
from prospering entities to make im- started out in his family’s construction
provements and pay interest on other business and then branched into real es-
failing ones, according to the U.S. Attor- tate development. He later began man-
ney’s Office. aging investment properties.

“During the course of the scheme, Di- According to the plea agreement, Di-
Menna knew that certain of his proper- Menna fraudulently executed a $1.972
ties were not cash positive,” court doc- million wire transfer Sept. 9, 2014, from
uments note. “Rather than disclose that First County Bank in Connecticut to First
fact, DiMenna used funds from legally American Trust in California. On April
separate cash-positive entities to sup- 30, 2014, he also wired with fraudulent
port capital improvements, construc- pretenses, $500,000 from Bankwell Bank
tion, and operating expenditures in oth- in Connecticut to TD Bank in New Jersey.
er LLCs that needed the cash. Both transactions passed through the
Federal Reserve.
“In addition, DiMenna began using
funds from cash-positive entities to con- In addition to potential jail time, Di-
tinue to make required interest and pre- Menna is subject to millions of dollars
ferred returns to investors of any entity in fines, restitution payments, court fees
that he managed, regardless of the true and interest.
available cash that an entity might have
to fund such payments.” The plea agreement requires him to
pay $87.8 million payment in restitution
DiMenna would overstate income, to his victims for both fraud and non-
understate expenses and use falsified fraud losses and prohibits him from ap-
financial statements and tax returns to pealing his conviction as long as his sen-
lure and maintain support, the U.S. At- tence does not exceed 10 years in prison,
torney’s Office said. He also sold equity five years of supervised release and fines
in projects that were fully subscribed of no more than $350,000. 
and thus not eligible for receiving more

10 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Winding down – and stocking UP – at post-Irma party

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer by music from steel drums. The only hurri- a week and we still have no power. But it was job training and placement.
canes in sight were the cool drinks sipped
Spirits were high last Friday evening as by clusters of guests as they noshed on de- beautiful.” “Our biggest thing is ensuring that peo-
folks gathered for a Hurricane Irma Af- licious appetizers and swapped Hurricane
ter-Party at the Costa d’Este Cabana Bar, Irma stories. “After the past few hurricanes, I made sure ple who are the most economically insecure
bringing with them donations and canned
food to benefit United Against Poverty In- “We invested in impact windows, so we I was ready ahead of time this time. I had all have access to nutritious food,” explained
dian River County and restock its UP Emer- watched the hurricane like a show in the
gency Food Pantry. darkness,” said Anna Valencia-Tillery with the supplies and tools I needed,” said Aric Annabel Robertson, UP executive director.
a laugh. “I said to my husband, ‘Look at
A far cry from the howling hurricane-force the beautiful blue and green glow.’ He said, Attas. “Drill bits were lined up and every- “Sadly we lost 422 pallets of food in the elec-
winds of a few days earlier, the evening’s ‘Darling, that’s a transformer.’ Fast-forward
gentle ocean breezes were complimented thing was organized. The stress of the hur- trical outages. That’s almost 200,000 pounds

ricane is enough; you don’t want to have the of food.”

added pressure of finding things. Hopefully Product partners have offered 25 trucks of

I’ll never have to use any of the stuff again, food, but the transportation cost to get them

but at least I have it.” here will cost the nonprofit roughly $60,000.

Kendra Cope, Indian River County’s sea “Over the last couple of days, we’ve been

turtle coordinator, said she was mesmerized able to raise $27,000 of that,” said Robertson.

by the power of the impending hurricane, “That’s a big need. We lost part of our roof

adding, “We went back and forth across the and so we’ve had some campus issues as

bridge about six different times before Irma well, but nothing is as important as getting

hit.” that food here. Over the past two days, we’ve

Although 70 percent of the unhatched served over 1,000 families, both with emer-

turtle eggs were destroyed by the storm, she gency food and through the sustainable

said that fortunately the ma-

jority of eggs laid this season

had already hatched. “We had

a record year even with the

eggs lost in the hurricane.”

Fenia Hiaasen, a member

of the Turtle Team, said her

family remained at their bar-

rier island home during the

storm and afterward she was

able to save about six hatch-

lings with help from others.

“It was bad, but we made

out so well. We have impact

resistant windows and the

storm came at night so I went

to sleep. After the hurricane, I

went down to the beach and

evaluated the situation,” said

Hiaasen. “I had a lot of peo-

ple dropping off baby turtles

at the house. I kept them

and then released them at

night when they had a better

chance of surviving.”

Having hosted a Hurricane

Matthew after-party last year,

Costa d’Este General Manag-

er Chad Olson said they rec-

ognized it as a way to encour-

age people to give back to the


“Costa’s had a longstand-

ing relationship with United

Against Poverty, so they in-

stantly popped into mind. Jane and Jim Gunnin with Chris Reid. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

Most people have not suf-

fered substantial losses in our area, but the food program at the member share grocery.”

losses that are there are real. Things that She noted that for those families living

we take for granted, like power, water and paycheck to paycheck, the loss of as much as

food,” said Olson. “I think everybody was in $400 worth of groceries in their refrigerators

need of a reprieve so having a cocktail and creates a huge financial burden.

detaching from the chaos the last two weeks “We’re looking at 40 percent of our neigh-

have brought us was something everyone bors who are really struggling right now; it’s

would enjoy.” those types of financial emergencies that

The services provided by UP are geared can throw a family into a financial tailspin,”

toward empowering people to lift them- said Robertson.

selves out of poverty and into self-sufficien- Visit for more information or to

cy through counseling, nutrition, education, make a donation. 

12 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Avanzare is put up for sale

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer house owners, Ezio and Phyllis Vitiello.
[email protected] Avanzare, with its ever-changing menu

A stalwart of the downtown Vero din- of up to 20 specials a day, requires a great
ing scene, Avanzare restaurant, is up for deal more creative planning and physical
sale. Owner Roger Lenzi, a busy restaura- labor than Vero Prime, Lenzi says. “I’m
teur who has opened a string of popular here at 6 in the morning,” he says. “From
restaurants, has decided to peel
off part of his work load. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

“I just want to slow down,” 6 to 10 is the only time I can get anything
says Lenzi, 64. “I figured the done.”
easiest way to cut back is to put
Avanzare on the market.” During those hours, his wife Terry often
joins him to make pasta.
The decision to sell comes
two years after Lenzi moved his “We make everything right. It’s a lot of
Tuscan-themed restaurant from work,” Lenzi says. “Somebody that’s a little
the space now filled by South- younger, they’ll do well and have a good
ern Social to the former 14th Av- time if they’re passionate about food.”
enue Steakhouse location, two
blocks north. Lenzi listed the property with fellow
Chicagoan Billy Moss, a broker with Lam-
The Chicago restaurateur first opened bert Commercial Real Estate with exper-
Avanzare in 2006. In the interim, he has tise in restaurant deals. 
opened five other restaurants: Bijou, Bijou
Noche, Burp, Jake’s Place and Vero Prime.
Of those, only Vero Prime and Avanzare
remain in his portfolio. Vero Prime, on
the southern side of the east-west dogleg
of U.S. 1, requires much less effort than
Avanzare, Lenzi says.

Lenzi and a partner will continue to
own the Avanzare building, bought in
September 2015 from the longtime steak-




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Take heart from benefits of moderate drinking

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Daniel Wubneh, DO. reduction in risk.” bodies – alcohol, prescription medica-
[email protected] Yet while a possible 40 percent decrease tions, even food – differently than we did
PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE when we were younger. Moreover, he con-
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in the history books. The Harvard School of Public Health sound like a dream come true, Wubneh is and diabetes and certain antibiotics,”
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When the 21st amendment repealed 14 porting that “more than 100 prospective echoed by all the sources named above. ications, “should not be used in conjunc-
years of prohibition in this country back studies show an inverse association be- tion with alcohol.”
in 1933, America’s heart health very likely tween moderate drinking and risk of heart “It is also known,” says the tall, genial
started getting better. attack, ischemic (clot-caused) stroke, pe- Wubneh, “that heavy or excessive alcohol And while WebMD defines light drink-
ripheral vascular disease, sudden cardiac consumption has many, many deleterious ers as “those who had fewer than three
At least that’s the conclusion WebMD death and death from all cardiovascular or negative effects.” drinks per week while moderate drinkers
reports in an article from August of this causes. The effect is fairly consistent, cor- had more than three drinks but no more
year that reiterates the known benefits of responding to a 25 percent to 40 percent For example, while light or moderate than 14 for men [per week] and seven for
alcohol for cardiovascular health. alcohol consumption has been shown to women per week,” it’s not merely a matter
reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, of averages.
Some of the biggest names in medicine both the World Health Organization and
– along with local cardiologist Dr. Daniel the National Toxicology Program of the As Harvard clearly states, “What you
Wubneh of the Scully Heart Center – agree. U.S. Department of Health and Human drink doesn’t seem to be nearly as import-
Services now list all alcoholic beverages ant as how you drink. Having seven drinks
“A large study published this month,” as human carcinogens. on a Saturday night and then not drinking
says WebMD, “showed that light to mod- the rest of the week isn’t at all the equiva-
erate drinkers lowered their chances of an In other words, they can cause cancer. lent of having one drink a day. The weekly
early death by about 20 percent compared For example, head and neck cancers, total may be the same, but the health im-
with nondrinkers. Their risk of dying from esophageal cancer, liver cancer, breast plications aren’t.”
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linked to alcohol consumption. people who exceed that 14-drink weekly
The Mayo clinic adds that moderate al- That applies to beer, wine and distilled total (moderate drinking) for men or sev-
cohol consumption can “reduce your risk spirits – and that’s just the tip if the ice en drinks a week for women “have a 27
of developing and dying from heart dis- cube. Or the iceberg. percent higher chance of dying of cancer
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Whirlwind of activity at county hospitals during Irma

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Indian River Medical Center during the
[email protected] days right before, during and after the
Indian River County’s two hospitals
kept their heads above water during Hur- Roughly half of them were admitted to
ricane Irma, continuing to admit and the Vero Beach hospital.
treat patients, deliver babies and perform
operations while the weather swirled That nearly doubled the number of pa-
around their buildings. tients already checked-in.

While Irma’s quixotic path baffled the The hospital delivered four babies
“experts” on the Weather Channel, MSN- during the course of the hurricane. One,
BC, Fox News, CNN and countless local born at just 32 weeks on Saturday, was
TV channels across the state, nearly 200 promptly transferred to Nemours Chil-
people were able to find their way to the dren’s Hospital in Orlando.

Another expectant mother was brought

to the hospital by Vero Fire & Rescue on The hospital lost power Saturday eve-
Sunday – at the very height of the storm ning and operated on its emergency gen-
– and her baby was born early Monday erators throughout the storm. Its largest
morning. backup generator, a 1,500-kilowatt behe-
moth, was raised to about 16 feet above
The word “operational,” which de- sea level and encased in a structure de-
scribed IRMC’s status, was something of signed to withstand the force of a Catego-
a double entendre as at least 13 surger- ry 5 storm just over two years ago and it
ies were performed at the Vero hospital functioned flawlessly during Irma.
during the storm, including cardiac, vas-
cular, orthopedic, pediatric, back and Normal power was restored tempo-
urologic procedures. rarily on Monday but it promptly went
out again so IRMC continued to employ
IRMC doctors Clark Beckett, George its emergency generators even after full
Fyffe, David Halie, Mark Malias, Michael power was restored on Tuesday in order
Munz, Derek Paul, Marc Rose and Chris- to prevent the possibility of power surg-
topher Talley performed the operations es that could have negatively impacted
while the wind howled and rain poured. sensitive medical equipment or delicate
patient procedures.
And the hospital’s emergency room
was even busier. It wasn’t until Wednesday that IRMC
finally shut the generators down and
From Saturday through Monday, some tapped back into its normal power sup-
181 ER patients were seen and almost 100 ply.
of those were admitted to the hospital.
Meanwhile, 15 miles to the north, Se-
Fifty-five physicians and physicians’ bastian River Medical Center also re-
assistants, 124 registered nurses and mained open and operational “through-
nearly 190 additional staff members were out the duration of the storm,” according
on duty throughout Irma and its immedi- to SRMC president Kelly Enriquez.
ate aftermath.
Enriquez praised her team for “con-
One of those staff members – IRMC’s tinuing to deliver high-quality care to ev-
director of facilities services Matt Depi- eryone who arrived [at SRMC] in need,”
no, the man responsible for keeping the and took the time to thank “the first re-
entire 332-bed healthcare facility safe sponders in the community for their tre-
and secure whenever Mother Nature mendous efforts during this event.” 
sends life-threatening weather events
Vero Beach’s way – had his hands full.

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What it takes for your kids to have healthy bones

By Casey Seidenberg | The Washigton Post Leafy greens contain bone-building nutrients. es of bone-building nutrients. good foods for bones because they help
Leafy greens such as spinach and kale reduce inflammation while also pro-
For the first time in his 14 years, my skeletal health. The health habits your viding vitamin D and other nutrients.
oldest son brought home the bacon with kids are forming now can make, or liter- are good options, as well as broccoli, Inflammation can strip minerals such
two paid summer jobs. Boy, did he relish ally break, their bones as they age.” artichokes and other green vegetables. as calcium from the bones, weakening
the reward of the paycheck. He has al- Nuts and seeds provide calcium and them.
ways spent whatever money he acquired Bones are made of the minerals cal- zinc. Homemade bone broth, which my
through birthdays or allowance on the cium, magnesium, zinc, copper, man- daughter drank from her baby bottle, is a Weight-bearing exercise such as run-
newest baseball glove, the hottest pair ganese and potassium, as well as vita- flawless bone-building food. Beans such ning, hiking and lifting weights support
of basketball shoes or, dare I say it, can- mins D and K. Calcium is your body’s as chickpeas, navy beans and edamame bone growth and strength, so keep those
dy. But this summer, he said there was most abundant mineral, with 99 per- are a great source of calcium. kids on the move. Children shouldn’t re-
something about devoting long days cent found in your bones and teeth, and quire a calcium supplement, as bone
to work that made him want to save his the all-important vitamin D helps your Blackstrap molasses, delicious in oat- health is a balance of minerals and vita-
pennies. bones and teeth absorb it. In fact, studies meal, makes a bone-healthy breakfast. mins, not just large amounts of calcium. 
show that only 10 percent to 15 percent Salmon, sardines and other oily fish are
At the same time, he hit a growth spurt, of the calcium in food is absorbed with-
and comparable to how the paycheck out vitamin D. Zinc regulates a hormone
changed his perspective on money, his that supports bone growth, and vitamin
rapid growth altered his perspective on K (found in leafy green vegetables) acti-
health. He is much more interested in vates proteins that deposit calcium into
what will keep him on this upward tra- your bones and teeth while keeping it out
jectory. He used to eat without thinking, of places it doesn’t belong.
but now he is making the food-health
connection when he chooses what to eat. Although the milk mustache has led
many of us to believe that milk is the
As an athlete, he is more committed to magic bullet of bone health, there are
eating a healthy breakfast. He has five- better ways to build bones. Cow’s milk is
hour preseason football practices in the a good source of calcium and is often for-
morning, and he wants to have strength tified with vitamin D, yet milk has down-
and energy for them. sides for some people. A large portion of
the world is lactose intolerant, which can
While experiencing some pretty in- cause digestive distress, and others who
tense growing pains, he asked about his consume milk experience consequences
bones. I explained that although bones such as acne.
appear to be hard and static, they are
made of living tissue that is constantly Instead of dairy, try alternative sourc-
changing. Little pieces of older bone are
continually being replaced by newer,
healthier bone. His bones are kind of like
that bank account he has been building
with paycheck deposits; throughout his
childhood and adolescence, he will de-
posit healthy tissue into his bones. Skele-
tal development peaks in the 20s, so ide-
ally he should make as many nutritional
deposits as he can now to build a strong
skeleton for adulthood.

In fact, according to the National In-
stitutes of Health, osteoporosis has been
called “‘a pediatric disease with geriatric
consequences,’ because the bone mass
attained in childhood and adolescence
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Bonz meets Pearl, who’s blind, deaf … and all heart

Hi Dog Buddies! could ask for.” Pearl. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD kinda goes crazy on the rug
We were all three sittin’ right to- which I (cuz the tile’s real slippery).
I had great new experience this week when didn’t know at the time, Mom calls it Zoomy Time.
I interviewed Pearl Roberts, a 2-year-old Great gether, an Pearl was real interested but I could sense she was a good human and Her toes can tell by the tex-
Dane. Pearl lives with her human Mom and in my notebook: every so offen she’d I wasn’t scared at all. I put my paws up on the ture when she accidentally
Dad, Linda and Ron, and her big brother Fin- friffle it with her paw or sniffer, and fence and she patted me and friffled my ears. steps on the tile. She can
negan, a Harlequin Great Dane (an one of my lick the pages. I’d never felt that comftubble before. open all the doors, too, could
pooch buddies). even reach the garage door
“Could you tell her I’d like to “Then a man with another dog came over button to let herself out, so
Pearl is super pretty, tall and long-leggedy, know how she found you guys,” I with the Rescue Human an asked where the Mom an Dad hadda go High
bein’ a Great Dane an all. She’s almost totally asked Finn. blind an deaf dog was. It was Dad an Finn. Tech. Mom says Pearl’s like a
white, just a few small black patches on her Mom an Dad didn’t even REElize the pooch pack of toddlers. She climbs
caboose, and one black eyebrow; an pink All during the innerview, we’d Mom was pattin’ was ME. (Finn knew. He’s up on the dining room table in
skin, including her sniffer (which is all pink stop for nosebumps, growly stuff amazin.’) So Dad an Finn and me took a liddle case there’s something yum on
’cept for three black polka dots). She looks and paw pats. Pearl gave me a Test Walk. An I had a FAMly. it. She ’specially likes milk. An
kinda magical, ackshully. frenly nosebump, an Finn began. coffee. An butter. An she can be
“Pearl says, ‘I’m happy to tell you “Finn started takin’ care of me right away. pretty sneaky. One time Mom
Her Mom met me an my assistant at the my story. It began in Texas. Be- He guided me all over til I knew my way was lookin’ everywhere for this
door, with Pearl right behind and Finn wait- lieve it or not, Mr. Bonzo, there around. He watches over me at the dog park, bran new bag of bagels. Finally
ing in back. If I didn’t already know (cuz Finn are some humans who want an lets me flop right up against him when she found it. Turns out, Pearl had
had told me), I wudda never realized that Great Danes with unusual col- we’re snoozing.” a Secret Stash, in case she wanted
Pearl is Totally Deaf and Blind. Has been oring SO MUCH that they do a liddle snack.
since birth. Finn said soft little growly things something they should Never Pearl began pattin’ an sniffin’ my note- “Mom teaches her stuff, sit an lie
and did nosebumps and paw pats with Pearl, Do. They breed two pooches book, an I gave her some liddle nosebumps. down an stay, by touch. It’s amazin’!
then Pearl came over, sniffed me an my assis- with the same Merle coloring “So, what’s homelife like?” I asked Finn. It was sorta hard at first so Mom
tant and gave us some nose bumps, a coupla and patterns.’” watched that Helen Keller movie
slurps, an more soft little growly things. She “Lots of fun!” he said. “Pearl’s a smart, about a zillion times an learned a lot
moved very daintily and sniff-sniff-sniffed “Why’s that bad?” I won- happy liddle sis! When she feels bouncy, she about patience an per-suh-VEER-
constantly. dered. ence. An love. We have The Best family EVER!
Oh, an Pearl wants you to see this.”
“Good seein’ you, Bonz!” said Finn. “Like “She says it’s cuz a buncha of puppies in It was the pink heart-shaped ID tag on her
we discussed, I’ll be your woof-terpreter. the litter are always deaf an blind an …” collar. It said, “I am deaf and blind. I feel with
Pearl’s official name is Helen Pearl Keller, an my heart.”
Mom an Dad call me Annie Sullivan. Do you Finn pawsed. Heading home, I was feeling a lotta stuff
know the story of those two humans?” Pearl gave him a liddle slurp on the nose, with my heart, too.
an he continued, real serious. “She says the Till next time,
I nodded. bad humans sell the pretty-colored puppies
“Ever since Pearl first joined our famly (I for lotsa money an … an,” he shook his head. The Bonz
was around 5 and she was only 15 months), “An the blind and deaf puppies get Put To
we’ve had a special relationship. I showed her Sleep, unless nice humans find out an rescue Don’t Be Shy
around right away, an it didn’t take her long ’em.”
to map out the house, usin’ Careful Paws an I was speechless. Every dog knows about We are always looking for pets
a lotta Nose. After a while, I don’t know ’zack- ‘Put To Sleep.’ with interesting stories.
ly how it happened, but it just did, we could Finn continued. “Pearl says, ‘I was a lucky
communicate! And she has no idea she’s what dog, cuz humans from a South Florida Great To set up an interview, email
humans call ‘handy-capped.’ She knows she Dane Rescue saved us just in time. They knew [email protected].
can always count on me cuz I make her feel Mom an Dad were Big Great Dane Fans so they
seCURE, an she’s the best little sis a pooch asked whether they’d consider adopting a
pooch who couldn’t hear or see. So Mom, Dad
an Finn came down to meet me. A buncha us
Great Danes were in a big fenced-in pen with
a trailer. I was back by the trailer when I got
This Feeling. I followed my Sniffer over to the
fence and there was a lady there. It was Mom,

Vero’s inland subdivisions
not immune to flooded streets

20 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE

Vero’s inland subdivisions not immune to flooded streets

By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer purple that shows the extent of the inland map, while others in the same develop- known as a “revalidated letter of map
[email protected] 1 percent flood zone. Roughly speaking, ment did not? change” for Indian River County that cer-
the zone stretches west from 43rd Ave- tifies a property’s elevation is high enough
People who live on or near the ocean or nue almost to 82nd Avenue between State Neighborhood lore puts original build- to be exempted from the flood zone.
the Indian River Lagoon naturally fear flood- Road 60 and the St. Lucie County line. er James Adams at the center of the story.
ing from storm surge or other causes when a Longtime residents say Adams brought Since FEMA last updated its flood zone
powerful storm like Irma bears down on the There is, however, a single splotch of in tons of fill dirt to raise building sites map in 2012, using up all that purple ink,
county, but it turns out many inland neigh-
borhoods – including modern, recently white in that purple expanse: The original above what’s known as the county’s “base a number of developments along Oslo
build subdivisions – are vulnerable, too. section of South Lakes is not in the 1 per- flood elevation.” have submitted revalidation letters that
cent zone. That phase, launched in 2004, resulted in hundreds of homes and home
Many homes in a string of gated sub- totals 54 lots, slightly more than half of the That enabled buyers to choose whether sites being reclassified – taken out of the
divisions built in the current millennium home sites in the community. they wanted to purchase flood insurance, flood zone without any change in loca-
along Oslo Road between 43rd and 58th and kept them high and dry when Irma tion or geography.
avenues lay within a flood zone that, ac- So how did those lots escape flood zone blew through the county.
cording to the Federal Emergency Man- designation when FEMA drew its current So when the new FEMA map comes out,
agement Agency, has a 1 percent chance of But there is more to the white area on there will be a lot more white in the midst
flooding during a given year. the map than micro-geography. of the 1 percent flood zone between SR-60
and the St. Lucie County line.
Such terrain is known as a 100-year It turns out other homes in South Lakes
flood zone, one likely to suffer inundation that were built later, and homes in other Unfortunately, none of that helped
once a century. nearby subdivisions, are eligible to be re- with the flooded streets in South Lakes
moved from the flood zone. last week. The 14 inches of rain Irma
Last weekend the die thrown by the dumped on the county overwhelmed
heavens produced a one. GHO Homes finished the South Lakes the drainage system in the subdivision,
development and company owner Bill filling the namesake lakes – which serve
Hurricane Irma deposited about 14 Handler stressed that any lots on which as stormwater retention basins – to near
inches of rain in Indian River County, leav- his company built adhered to all existing overflow, leaving no place for water in the
ing residents in South Lakes, Diamond county requirements. streets to go.
Lake, Hunter’s Run, Legend Lakes and
Citrus Springs unable to get out of their Civil engineer Joe Schulke, who helped Water removal since the storm has been
own driveways, much less their neighbor- prepare those lots, said they meet the dependent on seepage and evaporation, a
hoods, because of high water. requirements to be exempted from the maddeningly slow process. Each day since
flood zone. Irma the water level has receded, but even
The storm, with 70 mph winds, knocked four days after the storm departed there
out power in the subdivisions as well, but “I promise, any of GHO’s lots in South were still places in South Lakes where wa-
electricity was restored well before the wa- Lakes will meet that requirement,” he said. ter completely covered the road. 
ter receded.
Schulke also pointed out what many
Four days after Irma, the entrance to homebuyers likely don’t know: All it takes
South Lakes was still underwater. Water to be removed from the flood zone is what’s
also stood in the entrances to Diamond
Lake and Legend Lakes.

Living in an otherwise desirable neigh-
borhood located in a 1 percent flood zone
seems like a reasonable risk. But the name
is somewhat misleading.

“The 1 percent means that the area
within that zone is prone to flooding,” said
Roland DeBlois, chief of Environmental
and Code Enforcement for Indian River
County’s Planning Division. “People who
own homes in those areas are required to
have flood insurance.”

FEMA’s color-coded map of Indian Riv-
er County displays a distinct swath of dark

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Homeowners’ desire for outdoor amenities grows

By Kenneth R. Harney | Washington Post middle of the pool and even the occasion- thing from the simple fire pit to custom bring the cozy environment of a living
al moat. In addition to the pool itself, buy- fire features built into the deck or land- room fire to the great outdoors right in
Home is no longer just about personal ers are also seeking beautiful terraces and scape. your own back yard.
retreat and comfort – more and more, we lounges overlooking the pool area to help
are seeing people place a high value on create the feel of a relaxing oasis at home. To make the most of your outdoor fire- If you’re looking to up your home’s
how well it can serve and entertain family Keep in mind, though, that pools are a very place, big or small, gas or wood-burning, outdoor appeal, consider incorporating
and friends. According to many real es- you’ll want to make sure that you have some of these features. Whether you’re

tate agents, outdoor living and entertain- personal preference and best designed for plenty of seating options for your friends preparing to sell or want to enjoy your
ment spaces are gaining momentum as your own enjoyment, not for resale. and family to gather around – or for buy- home’s outdoor space with your friends
the next big trend and must-have amenity ers to imagine their own guests doing so. and family, outdoor amenities could be
for homes. Open access: An exciting newer trend A combination of couches, chairs, bench- worth the investment as we continue to
agents are seeing is the creation of a near- es – even hammocks or swings – can see interest in them grow. 
If you’re looking to add value to your ly seamless transition between indoor
property before selling during the fall and outdoor spaces. At the higher end of
home-buying season, or you simply want the market, homeowners are installing
to create a space for you and friends and collapsible window walls that allow your
family to enjoy, consider these features: outdoor living areas to become a true ex-
tension of your indoor space, while French
Outdoor kitchen: Outdoor dining used and sliding glass doors accomplish this
to be pretty simple – a dining set and a feel at more affordable price points.
grill was all you needed. Now, agents say
that as cooking and food preparation These features can make your indoor
have become as much a part of enter- spaces more attractive and accessible by
taining as the meal itself, more and more bringing the benefits of the outdoors in,
buyers are seeking additional amenities, while still retaining all the comforts of in-
such as an outdoor refrigerator, sink and door amenities and protecting them from
counter space. the elements.

In luxury markets like Vero’s barrier Recreation & entertainment: Like
island, we’re seeing full-on outdoor kitch- pools, recreation amenities such as bas-
ens complete with bar areas, islands, ov- ketball and tennis courts remain peren-
ens, stoves and extra storage space. These nial favorites for outdoor features. We’ve
features allow a homeowner and host to also seen sand volleyball courts and put-
be present with their guests outside even ting greens. To health-conscious home-
as they prepare the meal. The days of the owners and families with active children,
home cook tucked away from the party in these types of features are especially ap-
the kitchen are over, and now that trend pealing, allowing them to get in a game
extends outside as well. without having to go to the gym.

Pool & spa: It’s no secret that water- Of course, these features are also great
front properties are high value. For those for entertaining. For those looking for a
without access to a waterfront setting, a more relaxed gathering, we’re also see-
swimming pool remains one of the most ing increased interest in outdoor home
popular outdoor living features, bringing theater amenities, including speaker sys-
a waterfront feel right to your own back tems and screening areas, complete for
yard. While many homes in Florida al- backyard movie nights.
ready have pools, agents are seeing a shift
in the way pools and the spaces around Outdoor fireplaces: Fireplaces have
them are designed. long topped homebuyers’ wish lists, but
the up-and-coming trend is toward in-
To set their home apart, owners are get- corporating fireplaces into spaces other
ting creative with shapes and unique pool than the traditional living room, such
designs – we’ve seen everything from jets, as bedrooms, bathrooms and, of course,
slides and waterfalls to a hot tub in the outside. Local agents are seeing every-

22 September 22, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE



Remarkably, even in the midst of the disruptive Hurricane Irma, six single-family residences and lots
sold from Sept. 11-15 on the mainland.
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 4312 Summer Breeze Terrace. First listed
in March for $559,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,612-square-foot house sold for $540,000 on
Sept. 15.
Vero’s next-best sale was the residence at 4105 Abington Woods Circle. First on the market in June
for $334,900, this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,522-square-foot home fetched $320,000 on Sept. 15.


VERO BEACH 4312 SUMMER BREEZE TERRACE 3/13/2017 $559,000 9/15/2017 $320,000
VERO BEACH 4105 ABINGTON WOODS CIRCLE 6/20/2017 $334,900 9/15/2017 $301,500
VERO BEACH 1275 26TH AVENUE 8/3/2017 $317,900 9/14/2017 $222,600
VERO BEACH 7795 15TH STREET 4/18/2017 $239,900 9/15/2017 $120,000
VERO BEACH 1570 S 42ND CIRCLE UNIT#101 6/9/2017 $149,000 9/14/2017 $120,000
VERO BEACH 1965 WESTMINSTER CIRCLE UNIT#8 8/28/2017 $124,500 9/13/2017
VERO BEACH 2460 45TH AVENUE 8/31/2017 $224,900
SEBASTIAN 861 DUNN TERRACE 5/25/2017 $238,000 8/29/2017 $222,000
VERO BEACH 4720 50TH AVENUE 7/5/2017 $239,000 8/31/2017 $220,000
VERO BEACH 2525 46TH ROAD 6/16/2017 $232,000 8/28/2017 $219,000
SEBASTIAN 922 CHELSEA AVENUE 1/31/2017 $225,000 8/29/2017 $208,000
SEBASTIAN 13570 WESTPORT DRIVE UNIT#103 3/20/2017 $259,000 8/31/2017 $190,000
VERO BEACH 3317 15TH STREET 3/21/2017 $235,900 8/28/2017 $190,000
VERO BEACH 835 4TH LANE 5/25/2017 $219,000 8/28/2017 $190,000
SEBASTIAN 13570 MYSTIC DRIVE UNIT#201 7/26/2017 $209,000 9/1/2017 $190,000
SEBASTIAN 13530 MYSTIC DRIVE UNIT#202 7/21/2017 $200,000 9/1/2017 $189,000
SEBASTIAN 1144 CLEARMONT STREET 5/4/2017 $210,000 8/31/2017 $188,399
VERO BEACH 5095 E 1ST SQUARE SW 1/26/2017 $224,900 8/30/2017 $187,000
VERO BEACH 546 63RD AVENUE 5/21/2017 $209,000 8/29/2017 $178,000
VERO BEACH 1405 20TH AVENUE 6/12/2017 $227,900 8/31/2017 $167,500
SEBASTIAN 762 WIMBROW DRIVE 7/21/2017 $194,500 9/1/2017 $167,000
SEBASTIAN 1658 SEAHOUSE STREET 7/12/2017 $224,500 8/30/2017 $154,000
VERO BEACH 915 24TH AVENUE 7/8/2017 $179,900 8/30/2017
7/14/2017 $169,500
7/11/2017 $169,000

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4105 Abington Woods Circle, Vero Beach 1275 26th Avenue, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 6/20/2017 Listing Date: 8/3/2017
Original Price: $334,900 Original Price: $317,900
Sold: 9/15/2017 Sold: 9/14/2017
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $301,500
Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds Listing Agent: Kathleen Davila

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty

Shane Reynolds Sam Gilmore

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Branca & Reed Real Estate LLC

7795 15th Street, Vero Beach 1570 S 42nd Circle Unit #101, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 4/18/2017 Listing Date: 6/9/2017
Original Price: $239,900 Original Price: $149,000
Sold: 9/15/2017 Sold: 9/14/2017
Selling Price: $222,600 Selling Price: $120,000
Listing Agent: Chip Landers Listing Agent: David R Riley

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Kathleen Provancher Stuart Kennedy

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

199$ 3DAYS


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Garden hearty:
McKee weathers
storm well


Coming Up!


By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Gershwin’s masterpiece, the iconic ‘An American in Paris.’ favorite “I’ve Got Rhythm” will be per- ballerina for the Orlando Ballet, Kate-
ballet suite from the musical film formed by pianist Marius Tesch. Then, Lynn Robichaux. She’ll perform one of
classic “An American in Paris,” headlines city’s blaring taxi horns? Under the ba- renowned Seattle-based tap dancer Alex ballet’s the most iconic solos, the Dying
the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s ton of Aaron T. Collins, Gershwin’s love Dugdale joins the orchestra for a breath- Swan, dancing the classic 1905 Mikhail
concert this Sunday at the Vero Beach letter to the City of Lights will combine taking version of Gould’s “Concerto for Fokine choreography made famous by
High School Performing Arts Center, in the orchestral music with live dance Tap Dancer.” Next on the bill is a per- the great Anna Pavlova, to music from
what looks to be one of the most excit- and newly remastered footage from the formance by special guest and principal
ing programs in the orchestra’s strong wonderful classic film starring Gene CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
2017-18 season. Who can forget what the Kelly and Leslie Caron. The toe-tapping
show promo calls Gershwin’s “rich blue
harmonies” juxtaposed with the vibrant

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Volunteers Lori McGowan with Sue and Stan Murrell.

Garden hearty: McKee weathers the hurricane well

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer riors stepped out of the dark of their shut- driveway and he had an 8 a.m. meeting at the worse damage he faced that day. The 18-
[email protected] tered homes, the sight of stick-littered work. acre garden that is a precious part ofVero his-
yards alone was enough to send a bad tory made it through Irma remarkably intact.
The winds from passing Hurricane Irma back into spasms. Daehnik, the director of horticulture at
had unwound into a steady fresh breeze, McKee Botanical Garden, fired up his chain- “It’s Mother Nature’s way of pruning,” said
the slathering rains diminished to a sudden For Andreas Daehnik, who lives in the saw, sliced through trunk and shoved the McKee executive director Christine Hobart.
spritzing out of blue skies. McAnsh Park neighborhood, it was worse thing out of his way. “It’s just a brutal one.” Clearly relieved, she
than sticks. A fallen tree was blocking his had met Daehnik at the gate that morning
When Vero’s sleep-deprived storm war- As it turns out, that fallen tree was about

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Flooded areas at McKee Botanical Gardens.


Damage from Hurricane Irma at McKee Botanical Gardens.

and taken inventory as they press knees knock. envisioned 20 years ago when a master plan
walked the garden paths to- As it turns out, maximum winds at McKee was laid out for the restoration of McKee, will
gether. They quickly made include a forest of giant mushrooms and a
plans to reopen this past Tues- were likely in the range of those at city hall, lily pad the size of a minivan. Its most nota-
day, just eight days later. “My where gusts were reported at 64 mph, con- ble feature, a pirate ship with tattered sails,
guess is it won’t even look like a siderably less than hurricane strength. Rain- will harken back to another hurricane, the
hurricane hit it.” fall totals in the area were around 14 inches. 1715 storm that took out a fleet of Spanish
There was no structural damage of note. galleons off Vero. In the garden’s fantasy, the
As they walked, Hobart and storm wedged the ship’s hull into the stump
Daehnik breathed sighs of re- Not that that week-long cleanup wasn’t in- of a huge banyan tree.
lief seeing orchid blossoms tensive.Within hours of crews arriving, a long
poke through the dense foli- berm of debris began to form along the edge That historical reference to hurricanes
age, unscathed. Along with its of the parking lot. Traveler palms and white was dreamed up by Emmanuel Didier, a
legendary water lily collection, bird of paradise had to be trimmed of their Denver-based landscape architect born in
the largest in the southeast, windblown fronds, shredded into sand-col- Marseille and educated at the University of
McKee’s orchids are a point of ored fringe. Perennials had their burned tips Virginia. His design for McKee is intended
pride, having tripled in number snipped. Mowers in short order turned a mil- to complement the garden’s distinctive low
in the past two years, Hobart lion leafy twigs to mulch. And blowers blast- canopy, its jungle-like atmosphere and its
estimates. While those orchids ed back a vast thatch of bamboo leaves. rustic buildings left over from original owner,
attached to trees and natural- Waldo Sexton, who built the Ocean Grill and
ized had to fend for themselves Only a few trees were lost, including one the Driftwood Inn.
through Irma, many had been in the front parking lot, the roots tearing up
stashed inside, among the the asphalt as the tree fell. Another crashed Fundraising for the children’s garden is
hundreds of potted plants that down on a back acre designated as a future part of a $7.5 million campaign currently
were moved when the storm children’s garden. Turns out, the tree was
approached, at points aiming destined to be removed anyway. That garden, CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
straight for the Treasure Coast
as a Category 4, a prospect that
would have made even the cy-

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CONTINUED FROM B3 Bards, we asked thee: To flee, or not to flee …

underway to make improvements to re- By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer And gentlemen in Georgia now a-bed served as inspiration when she checked
strooms and parking areas as well as boost [email protected] Shall think themselves accursed they were Facebook last weekend and saw Har-
the garden’s endowment. With McKee ap- not here, baugh’s prompt.
proaching the halfway mark in that total, “Calling all theater nerds!!” wrote our And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any
Irma’s cooperation was very much appre- arts writer Pam Harbaugh on her Facebook speaks “I thought about last year, and said, oh,
ciated. page, the Friday before Hurricane Irma That hunkered with us upon Saint Irma’s I got this one!” she says.
staged its own tempest Sunday night. “Fin- day.
“It’s very, very fortunate,” says Hobart, ish this: TO EVACUATE OR NOT TO EVAC- An avid fan of Shakespeare, Frandsen
noting that it took two years to raise enough UATE, THAT IS THE QUESTION ..” Georgia, of course, is where tens of says her own poetry tends to be in sonnet
money to restore the gardens after massive thousands of Floridians had fled, only to form. With phrases like “Must resubmit
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. Harbaugh, a playwright and director find themselves smack in the center of the anew,” she quaintly nailed the 21st cen-
herself, has curated a particularly literate weakening Irma’s cone. tury lose-lose proposition of evacuating a
Last fall’s Hurricane Matthew, a Cat 3 and witty chorus of friends on the social storm that, when you return, turns out to
that mercifully stayed 40 miles offshore as it media site. Her challenge struck a nerve Cross, who spent seven years acting be only the beginning of the trauma.
passed Vero’s coast, still caused staff to dip among those in the path of Irma, who no in New York, grew up in Florida, so Irma
into McKee’s “rainy day fund,” considerably doubt had been wrestling with the very was hardly her first hurricane. It may have To Flee or not to flee, that is the question:
more than it will for Irma. question of whether to leave their homes. been the hardest to predict, though; even Whether it is wiser in the mind to endure
her alma mater, Florida State University, The trials and tensions of unmoving traffic
“Matthew left a lot more debris. This What issued from them were arguments where she studied music, was reschedul- Or to take up wood against a storm of the
was a rain event for us,” says Hobart, who pro and con, far more fun to listen to than ing football games. ages
on the third morning after the storm still the loop in so many people’s minds. And by enduring it: To thrive, to keep
hadn’t been able to reach the depths of the Another well-known Brevard actress Our homes, and by to thrive, to say we win
garden due to flooding. The installation of Margaret Cross, an actress and cabaret and a columnist for Florida Today, Chris- the struggle, and the pounding meteoric
a pump forcing water into a reservoir area singer who directs the choir at Melbourne’s tine LaFortune, produced this Shake- storms
was expected to drain the mucky areas by Palmdale Presbyterian Church, swapped speare knock-off by the next morning, as that Florida is heir to? Tis a destiny
this week. Hamlet’s voice for Henry V’s, then changed a Cat 5 Irma was smashing across Cuba’s despised and accepted. To Thrive, to keep
a word or two to turned the famous St. northern coast. To keep, perhaps to improve, aye, there’s the
By November, when McKee Garden Crispin’s Day speech into a relevant, wink- rub
mounts its newly acquired African animal ing jab. Whether ’tis wiser in the end to suffer For in that file of claim, what deductibles
sculptures of recycled steel, Irma will be a The wind and shrapnel of the raging cy- may come,
distant memory. The animals, custom-built We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; clone When we have submitted all the paper-
in Nairobi, spent the storm in the shelter of For he to-day that boards his house with me Or to take refuge from the furious tempest, work,
a shuttered storage area. And while hurri- Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, By crossing o’er the causeway. We know Must resubmit anew.Where’s the patience
cane season doesn’t officially end until Nov. This day shall gentle his condition: we’ll sleep That sees us through the appraiser’s report:
30, Hobart is convinced the lions and gi- No more, ’til Nature’s tantrum has passed. For who would bear the cost of home re-
raffes will be able to stay outdoors. But through the passionate sturm und pairs,
drang we’ll find To replace only half of a roof storm torn?
“There isn’t going to be another hurri- Welcome shelter in the company of friends, The pain of depreciated value, the long de-
cane,” she says, laughing with conviction – and fine lays
and the slightest scowl of warning.  Distilled spirits. For when my heart is o’er- The insolence of office, and the quotes
come which in themselves add insult to damage
At the height of Irma’s blustering rampage, inflicted by the winds?
In hushed tones I’ll whisper, “Happily
would I give This time Frandsen faced the storm
All my fame for a pot of ale and safety.” with a much stronger house: a new roof
and impact windows, installed in incre-
LaFortune understands the subtleties of ments as she could afford it. “The insur-
parody: She played Sonia in the Chekhov ance company would only pay for half the
send-up “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and roof, so I paid for the rest with my income
Spike” at Melbourne Civic Theatre last year. tax refund.”

Costume designer Jennifer Frandsen was a By noon Saturday, Michael Paul had
natural for the contest – she performs regu- abandoned Hamlet like an Escalade in a
larly at the Brevard Renaissance fair, most re- fuel shortage. He switched to Macbeth to
cently as Peter Quince in the Bard Lite staging spew this dig at forecasters:
of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
While Irma creeps in her petty pace from
This year, well before Irma hung that fate- Labor Day to today to the last update in
ful right turn, Frandsen got the disappoint- three hours time.
ing news that she would not be debuting her
latest costume creation at the third annual As all these recent yesterdays have un-
Space Coast Comic Con, which was to have done Islanders on their way to gusty death.
taken place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In-
stead, she’ll be donning the steampunk witch Out, out Barbuda!
doctor costume for Orlando’s Imaginarium Irma’s but a churning squallow -- a Cat 5
this Saturday. (no 4 ... no 3 ... no 4 again) that struts and
frets her hours upon TWC and then will be
Frandsen, who moved to Palm Bay in the heard of no more.
mid-1990s, endured hurricanes Frances and She is a tale told by histrionic idiots, en-
Jeanne, and lost half her roof in Matthew amored by their own sound and fury, signi-
last year. That experience, and the battle fying ad revenue.
with her insurance company in particular, When Kat Kemmet, a budding playwright

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and actress who lives in Mount Dora, saw Jennifer Frandsen. PHOTO BY: BENJAMIN THACKER the traffic jams, the car accidents,
the words “To evacuate, or not to evacuate,” Or the madness that panicked citizens
she had just memorized and performed a these crowds make
Shakespeare monologue to wrap up her When he himself his safety might take with
fourth semester of Meisner training at Orlan- a barricaded apartment?”
do’s Truthful Acting Studios. She cleared her
mind of the Weather Channel screeching, As for our arts writer Harbaugh, she shut-
and put herself in Elizabethan mode: tered her beachside home and booked a
room at Orlando’s Grand Bohemian Hotel.
“To leave, to bail, no more. But as Irma tacked westward, she says, she
And by bailing to say we end the panic and noticed more and more of her Facebook
natural disaster that our state is prone to. friends were staying put. “I had to make a
Tis a outcome devoutly to be wished. decision by Friday before the storm in order
To leave, to bail. to cancel the hotel reservations,” she says.
To bail perchance to avoid. That’s when “the greatest question of all
Aye, there’s the rub. For in that chaos of I95 time popped into my head — ‘To be or not
what avoidance is there to be,’ Hamlet’s iconic soliloquy. I mashed
When we have shuffled off to the highway. that up with my current situation and put
Must give us pause. that out on Facebook.”

There’s the respect that makes me ‘Hunker And then she herself did flee. What blew
Down’ in this great storm. her away more than Irma was the response
of her “smart, witty friends” to her Face-
For who would bear the whips and scorns book post.
of panicked crowds, the immobile roads, the
mobbed highways, “I’m happy my goofy impulse prodded
all that out of them,” she says. 



Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of the Animals.” ‘50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons, Maurice Sendak:
For the final performance in this amaz- the Memorial Exhibition.’
ing evening, the orchestra gets its jazz on
with Duke Ellington’s lush and sophis- 2 Who isn’t captivated by “Where Art is opening “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 the artist and author’s beloved, highly
ticated “Three Black Kings.” According the Wild Things Are,” the whim- Reasons, Maurice Sendak: the Memori- acclaimed, award-winning book. The
to the American Dance Theatre website, sical and enchanting work of Maurice al Exhibition,” this Saturday, commem- exhibition includes original illustra-
this was the last major work by Ellington, Sendak? The Vero Beach Museum of orating the half-century anniversary of
who gave instructions for its completion CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
and orchestration to his son, Mercer, in
1974, as he was dying in the hospital. El-
lington is said to have drawn his inspira-
tion from a stained-glass window he saw
in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar,
the great Catalan Gothic cathedral in
Barcelona, when one of his sacred con-
certs was performed there. The open-
ing movement, Ellington has explained,
“represents Balthazar, the black king of
the Magi.” King Solomon is next, with
“the song of jazz and perfume and danc-
ing girls and all that; then the dirge for
Dr. King.” Showtime is 3 p.m.


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4. The Late Show 4. The Lost City of the BY ANNE MARGARET LEWIS
Monkey God
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CONTINUED FROM B5 Souljam. entations and explosive,
mid-tempo rockers” rich-
DeWitt Boutelle after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life; ly and equally flavored
from the Manoogian Collection. with alt-country and
Irish tradition, 8:30 p.m.
to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, it’ll
be Flint Blade, multi-in-
strument musician and
vocalist who loves to im-
provise. He creates “psy-
chedelic soundscapes
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tions from the book, as well as several or neighbor children or are, yourself, a 3 West across Damion Suomi.
works from other irresistibly rendered child at heart. “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 the lagoon in
picture books Sendak created during Reasons, Maurice Sendak: the Memo- Vero’s Art District, ment,” and is known for the Chapman
his six-decade career, including “In the rial Exhibition,” runs through Dec. 30. you’ll find the Kilt- Stick, a guitar hybrid played by tapping,
Night Kitchen” and “Little Bear.” The While you’re at the museum, be sure to ed Mermaid, quirky, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
endlessly creative author and illustrator check out the other exhibitions as well, eclectic and totally
also enjoyed a second career as a cos- among them: “Masters of American pleasant little place
tume and stage designer. You shouldn’t Photography,” and “DeWitt Boutelle that always has
miss this joyful exhibition, especially after Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life good food, a really
if you have children, or grandchildren, From the Manoogian Collection.” substantial list of brews and good,
live music every night. This Fri-
day, it’s Souljam, an in-demand
band that plays covers with their
own creative edge as well as orig-
inal material, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30
p.m.; Saturday Cocoa Beach sing-
er-songwriter Damion Suomi takes the
stage. According to his bio, Suomi (sue-
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surprisingly full. We clearly were not the phone while you recharge yourself.”
On Tuesday, after a couple of tense days only island residents eager for a return to More than 100 people recharged at the that had no power called to ask what I was
of hurricane meals in a hot, dark house (we normalcy. doing, so I figured it was the perfect time to
did not evacuate), we were more than eager Citrus Grill Tuesday night, and that’s cer- cook for them,” he said.
for a return to air-conditioned dining. “After a hurricane, these are the days tainly how it worked for us.
that the role of a restaurant changes,” Var- We will remember that in the event Vero
Surely there must be some place open ricchio said. The restaurant was blissfully cool, the is ever hit by another storm.
where we could relax, enjoy a chilled glass properly chilled wine never tasted better,
of chardonnay (ours at home had long- “Everyone is hot, hungry, tired and and we dined on some perfectly seared I welcome your comments, and en-
since reached room temperature), and stressed. Life is nowhere near normal. A sea scallops and a beautiful piece of courage you to send feedback to me at
celebrate the fact that the wicked Irma restaurant, just by being open, helps to grilled swordfish. Now that’s my idea of [email protected].
had caused comparatively little damage nurture, comfort, and provide relaxation. hurricane dining!
to our community. Knowing there is a place you can go, even The reviewer is a beachside resident who
if only for an hour, is comforting in itself. Later, Varricchio told us he had actually dines anonymously at restaurants at the ex-
But we began calling around and found And maybe you can even charge your opened for lunch that day, and had even pense of this newspaper. 
nothing. Several restaurants we reached hosted a small, impromptu dinner party
told us they had their power back, but Hours:
workers had evacuated and hadn’t re- Daily from 5 pm.
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ACROSS in an omelet, renderings Superman into the The Washington Post
perhaps 8 Rich salad star of filmdom’s
1 “This looks like a 81 U.S. broadcast in 9 Sister of Teddy Superman? JUST A SUPER GUY, TOO By Merl Reagle
___ for Superman” Eur. 10 Philip who played 69 Fisherman, at
82 Carnival characters times
4 Andy’s young un, 83 It means “false” Master Kan on 71 Something wrong
casually 84 Hourly, in Rome Kung Fu 74 Arizona’s zone:
86 Raison ___ 11 Barbara’s Beaches abbr.
7 Floor for axels 88 Superman’s 26 costar 76 Take to court
10 “Rock-Hard ___ in Across can’t 12 List of events 77 Room guarded by
penetrate it 13 With 130 Across eunuchs
Just 8 Weeks!” 89 Idle, as a machine in mind, what 78 Group of whales
13 Ex-Clinton Cabinet 92 Halting word Superman might 80 ___ Lanka
94 The NeverEnding do as an encore? 83 Pocket protector
member Story author 14 Hellenic H item
17 Gold in them there 96 Assassin Princip 15 Small drink 85 “Do you have
was one 16 Snoopy’s WWI Prince Albert ___?”
cerros 97 Chills persona (old phone gag)
18 Pronto 98 A Yale song 20 907.18 kilograms 87 Oil or coal, e.g.
19 Flagstaff AZ contains a lot of 21 Janet, Jean, and 90 ___ generis
them Kelly (unique)
campus 100 Harbor scooper 24 Role(s) for Joanne 91 Poetic time of day
20 Jon Lovitz cartoon 104 Waif 25 Lavish affection 92 Pugilistic org.
106 No. 1 (on) 93 Half of a chocolate
series 108 Old Chinese weight 27 More land drink
22 Decline 110 Mauna ___ 31 House mbr. 95 Carson’s
23 What Superman’s 111 Tense 32 Superman’s first carcinogen
112 Going by Lois at urge every time he 96 Some promgoers
tailor might spend? the Daily Planet? comes to a door? 99 Beggar boy in a TV
26 Man of Steel 115 Peek, Superman- 33 Opposite of long. opera
style? 34 Pinkerton symbol 101 Where David met
ability? 119 Cat’s dog 35 Escher and Goliath
28 Run distance 122 Matchbox toys Hammer 102 Bust, as an
29 Slangy sailor 123 Broadcast 36 Mugful for attorney
30 Put into effect, 124 Giant standout Muggeridge 103 Like pre-electricity
125 Nev. neighbor 37 Impatient words lamps
as a law 126 Vostok launcher from Lois to 105 Formal insult fests
31 Fold twice 127 Vacation time, a colleague? 107 Summer ermine
35 Big leagues in Paris 39 Leonard, Myron, 109 Wildebeest
38 Homer’s home 128 Inalienable items: and William 112 Movie ratings
40 Sermon coda, abbr. 43 Sans date 113 All-purpose army
129 Leak sound 44 Mantilla wearers folks: abbr.
“Let ___” 130 Superman is lifting 46 Nancy Hanks’s kid 114 Big picture?
41 Siskel and Ebert one on the cover of 49 Arms assn. 115 Mustangs’ campus
Action Comics No. 50 Two hours before 116 Canon camera
sample 1 (1938) prime time type
42 Largemouth 51 “___ wise guy!” 117 Wynn et al.
45 Gem from Australia DOWN 52 Chamois’s perch 118 Text ending?
47 Rodin’s thinker? 1 Superman 54 U2 Incident figure 120 Nabokov work
48 Florida Stater 57 Hearing aid 121 It kicks the L out of
50 June 1998 marked co-creator Shuster company “glory”
(with Jerry Siegel) 59 Do nothing
Superman’s ___ 2 Royal symbol 60 British composer
birthday 3 Hope and Hoskins Thomas
53 Major port of 4 Roughly even 61 Rocky eminence
Mozambique 5 Actor who seems 62 Hilltop
55 Strand perfect to play 65 Something
56 Actress Cates Superman? Superman doesn’t
58 Friend of Fran 6 Pitcher do, since they just
61 Show woe 7 Illustrator’s bounce off?
63 Krypton’s is 36: 67 How to make the
abbr. star of TV’s
64 River and WWI
65 Military region
66 Hud director Martin
68 Mainz man
70 Offed, in the Bible
72 Main Mongol
73 “Ain’t That” this
75 He had morals
79 Number of huevos

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George Eliot, a 19th-century English novelist whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, WEST A J 10 6 EAST
wrote, “Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that KQJ 10 5 3 10 3
modify the being.” 5 4 72
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discarding a low club), and returns a spade. After East completes a high-low with his KQ9843
doubleton, what should West do? AJ
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values (or more), he would have cue-bid three clubs. East’s raise to four clubs was Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South
brave (especially given that he had no singleton or void), but the vulnerability was in his
favor. Then, when South bid game, West sacrificed in five clubs. Since South did not The Bidding:
have a short suit, probably he should have doubled. If South had obtained a diamond
ruff (which would have been a tough assignment), the contract would have gone down SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
three. 1 Hearts 2 Clubs 3 Hearts 4 Clubs
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Instead, West shifted to a diamond, which gave the defenders two spades and one
diamond. But if it turned out that South had the ace-queen of diamonds, when West got
in with his spade queen, he would have tried a club. Assuming East had the ace, this
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dren ages 0 to 5 in partnership with The Learn- $40 PER PERSON
23 National Estuaries Day Celebration, ing Alliance, with books, snacks, crafts and
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Environmental ‘Wild Things.’ Free. 772-231-0707 INCLUDES A VARIETY OF LOCAL SEASONAL BEERS
Learning Center, with dip-netting, mangrove FROM SAILFISH BREWING COMPANY, BRATS, PRETZELS,
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lia Brewing Company in Sebastian to 9 MOUSE 3 REEFER
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and drink specials, an All-Breed Fun Run and 11 GOODEGG 6 TOE
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23|24 Regular Joe Surf Festival at 15 SIT 13 DIXIELAND
north jetty to benefit Sur- 16 AXE 17 AMUSED
frider Foundation Sebastian Inlet Chapter. [Post- 18 JAR 18 JOBLOT
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