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PLANNED NEUROSCIENCE FACILITY GAINS STEAM Sale of former VGTI building
to RER clears a major hurdle
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Manager Russ Blackburn.
[email protected] With minimal discussion and
The purchase and sale agree- no provided input from the au-
ment is awaiting the Port St. Lucie dience, the council unanimously
City Council’s blessing and sign- approved the ordinance. That or-
ing, which could happen as early dinance is required per City Char-
as Sept. 10. The ink was barely dry ter in order for the city to convey
on the part of the buyer when the property to a buyer, according to
City Council approved Monday the city’s legal team.
night the ordinance that will clear
the way for the sale. Blackburn reminded the coun-
cil that the city has been carrying
No new offers have been ten- the property for about $1.5 mil-
dered and no proof of funding lion annually and had to pay ap-
has been provided by others who proximately $400,000 in taxes the
have sought to buy the former year the city took ownership of
VGTI facility, according to City
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
City Council eyes
Martin Health System is seeking to build a $30 million neuroscience facility near its Tradition Medical Center that would bring 150 new jobs. career-academy
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer the Port St. Lucie City Council. the city and not elsewhere.
[email protected] Unanimously, the council According to city documents, BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Martin Health System, which agreed to a 10-year property Martin Health estimates the
wants to build a $30 million neu- tax exemption as well as a re- city’s tax exemption would save While the School District of-
roscience facility near its Tradi- duction to impact fees, all in $1.3 million over 10 years. How fers a host of career-readiness
tion Medical Center, cleared its an effort to help secure Martin much would be forgiven in im- programs throughout its numer-
first hurdle Monday night with Health System’s expansion in ous schools, each focusing on a
CONTINUED ON PAGE A10 unique skill or trade, what doesn’t
currently exist is a one-stop, ev-
TELEMEDICINE EXPANDS erything-under-one-roof career
ACROSS ST. LUCIE, STATE academy.
BY MICHELLE GENZ AND DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writers Not yet, anyway. Boss of the toss
That’s what the Port St. Lucie
Florida is late to the healthcare game – again. City Council envisions – a charter PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
In the last legislative session, the state failed, school within walking distance
once more, to craft a policy on telehealth, making to both the city’s jobs corridor in Johan Garcia, 7, plays cornhole during
it one of the last states without a policy, even as Southern Grove and the Center of Renaissance Charter School’s back-to-
other states are approaching the new technology Innovation. school ‘Boots & Bling’ event last Saturday.
with open arms. So, the city is putting out a re-
The failure was blamed on legislators’ inability quest for qualifications in the
to decide on insurance coverage and other reim- hope of attracting several would-
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CHARTER SCHOOL IDEA METS ‘PACK’
A BIG PUNCH
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 VS. HUNGER
be charter school operators that can put St. Lucie Mets play-
together a career academy, putting all or ers pitched in to pack
nearly all the trades under one umbrella, food for Treasure Coast
on one campus. Food Bank’s backpack
program last Thursday.
“It’s a process,” noted City Councilman The backpack program
John Carvelli, who once served on the St. provides packs of nutri-
Lucie School Board. The board will ulti- tious food to children
mately decide whether or not a proposed from low-income fam-
charter school would be approved; the state ilies. That night, it was
Department of Education could actually also the second annual
make the final decision if the board denies “Strike Out Hunger”
and the charter appeals. Night at First Data Field
as the Mets took on the
Carvelli said the School Board would re- Tampa Bay Yankees.
view the application and determine if the
proposed charter would expand the Dis- PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
trict’s educational offerings – if it’s innova-
tive, if it’s not duplicating what the District throughout the county. bers tours of the various academies and “I’m counting on” the initial denial, he
is doing. The quality of the application, “We don’t want to duplicate opportuni- programs. said, explaining he simply wants to manage
“that’s what it comes down to,” Carvelli expectations.
said. ties,” Padrick said, adding that the District Padrick said that the District has had and
is looking at the city’s proposal with “an continues to have a strong partnership with For the mayor, having a single campus
The City Council has been seeking such open mind.” the City of Port St. Lucie, working with the focused on career-readiness in vocational
a school for some time now, according to city to improve educational opportunities, and technical training would ensure a level
Mayor Gregory Oravec, who reminded the “There are just so, so many opportuni- but “this particular offer is a bit different.” of excellence.
council that Port St. Lucie has reached out ties,” Padrick said, noting that the offered
to the District for a grade 6-12 academy. programs are always being refined in order Mayor Oravec expressed doubt during “There are pockets of excellence all over,”
to best address the needs of the changing the council meeting that the School Board he said – just not under one roof. “It’s not
Kerry Padrick, a spokeswoman for St. workforce. She said the District continues would approve the first application the city about a program; it’s about a place with a
Lucie Public Schools, told St. Lucie Voice to offer business and community mem- sends its way. program.”
prior to Monday’s council meeting that the
District was reviewing the proposed re-
quest for qualifications.
She said the District already provides
37 different academies and programs
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Football fever in Fort Pierce
St. Lucie West Centennial High School senior Jadarius Bernard (No.
98), right, puts a stop to a rushing attempt by Westwood High School
during Centennial’s 23-6 season-opening victory last Friday night at
Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce. Below, the Panthers’ Jonius Watkins
Jr. (No. 7) tackles Centennial’s Kenny Watson (No. 14).
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$72M FIGHT: HARBOR BRANCH FOUNDATION, FAU HEADED TO COURT
BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ | Staff Writer position is that it legally has the right to con- ary, in order to give his clients time to collect The Foundation came to be in 2007,
trol the Institute’s operations and funding. documents and other evidence to support when Harbor Branch’s laboratories and re-
A high-stakes fight between Florida At- their case, which rests on the agreement search realm were acquired by FAU.
lantic University and the leaders of Harbor Foundation officials, who initiated legal made with FAU when the university ab-
Branch Oceanographic Institute Founda- action against the university, argue that a sorbed the previously independent Harbor John Seward Johnson Sr., the son of Rob-
tion over control of a $72 million endow- pre-existing agreement allows them to op- Branch Oceanographic Institute. ert Wood Johnson, one of three founders of
ment is lurching towards a court battle erate independently. the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, had
after both sides said on Monday at the St. Galardi also asked the judge to dismiss founded Harbor Branch in 1971, with the
Lucie County Courthouse they’ve reached “They have already spent $350,000 on FAU’s effort to include a claim in the up- help of inventor Edwin Link.
an impasse after eight months of negotia- attorney fees,” said Mitchell, who says the coming trial that the Institute violated Flor-
tions. Foundation shouldn’t even be using the ida’s Sunshine Law during the dispute. No The two envisioned an independent in-
funds without the university’s approval. supporting evidence of a violation has been stitute which would use oceanographic
After hearing the two parties, 19th Dis- “Every dollar spent is taking money away presented, he said. research, innovative engineering and deep-
trict Court Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. tenta- from the students. Spending hundreds of sea exploration to preserve the environ-
tively set a Dec. 6 hearing for opening argu- thousands of dollars on a case is not in the Bauer tried to comprise by allowing FAU ment and promote greater scientific under-
ments in the case. best interest of the students.” to request emails and letters that they think standing of the ocean.
would support their allegations. Bauer said
Attorney Richard Mitchell, who is repre- Attorney Joseph Galardi, who is repre- it would become clearer by December if The Fort Pierce laboratory soon became a
senting FAU, urged Bauer to begin the trial senting the Foundation, initially asked the there is evidence to support FAU’s claims. world leader in its field, attracting top scien-
sooner, within two months. The university’s judge to delay a hearing until at least Febru- tists from around the world.
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TELEMEDICINE VGTI SALE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
bursement rates for Skype-style remote Telemedicine at Tradition Medical Cen- she also said. “This has also been benefi- the facility when the Vaccine and Gene
healthcare “visits,” even though a state ter has been invaluable for patients and cial for our patients needing evaluation for Therapy Institute defaulted and walked
Telehealth Advisory Council formed in healthcare professional alike. “Telemed- mental health.” away.
2016 gave clear guidance on the issue, rec- icine allows immediate access to these
ommending that remote consultations be specialists,” Clark said. “In the ICU, it al- Along with providing telehealth care at “We’re working, basically, to fix
billed just like in-person visits to doctors’ lows critical care-trained intensivists to be Tradition, Martin Health System has im- that problem,” said Councilman John
offices. at the bedside within seconds via camera plemented a virtual care program with its Carvelli.
when a patient is not doing well or is expe- Martin Health Physician Group. That pro-
Now it appears telehealth expansion is riencing cardiac arrest. gram allows for virtual visits between adult Treasure Coast businessman Vernon
happening in Florida, and at break-neck patients and their participating primary Smith sat in the audience Monday night
speed, with or without a state-sanctioned “For example, with a patient experienc- care physicians. “This is to help address but did not officially address the coun-
framework. ing a stroke, a neurologist is available right minor health issues without having to visit cil as he has done in the past. Smith
at that moment to assess the patient and the office,” Clark said. has called on the council to reconsider
In St. Lucie County, Tradition Medical provide recommendations in their care,” selling the VGTI facility to RER Ventures
Center – part of Martin Health System – CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 and, instead, reappraise the facility and
makes use of telemedicine in the emergen- get a better price.
cy department and the intensive care unit,
and provides tele-psych and tele-stroke Smith has told the council he be-
consultations throughout the hospital. lieves the property – building and all – is
worth well more than the $14.5 million
Critical care intensivists are able to appraisal and sales price.
“camera” into patient rooms within sec-
onds, according to Susan Clark, site ad- Mayor Gregory Oravec has differed,
ministrator at the hospital. “They are also opining that if the property were worth
able to closely monitor trends in patient more, the city would be getting offers
status and intervene appropriately from for higher prices.
one of their remote locations,” she said.
At a council meeting earlier this
Tradition Medical Center hopes to ex- month, Smith raised a concern about
pand its usage of telemedicine into spe- a potential conflict of interest between
cialized pediatric care, according to Clark, the city’s broker, Avison & Young, and
who explained Martin Health has an- the buyer, RER Ventures.
nounced an affiliation with Nemours Chil-
dren’s Health System to improve pediatric Blackburn told St. Lucie Voice prior
care. Such improvements could include to this week’s meeting that he was re-
telehealth options. searching the matter and had not yet
determined if such a conflict would ne-
“Your Full-Service cessitate a remedy.
Blackburn said the matter involves
a partner at Avison & Young, someone
the city has not dealt with much, having
a stake in an operation that RER Ven-
tures owner Chris Kallivokas is a part of.
New Client The city manager said it could be a
Specials potential conflict of interest that simply
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TELEMEDICINE len Jones has been quietly investigating app as Irma approached, with 270 children viders, labs and urgent care centers.
telemedicine as one of several options to seen through the app in the three days sur- Nationally, Amazon’s secret 1492
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A6 address the primary care needs of indi- rounding the hurricane’s hit.
gent residents who, rather than establish team is said to be working on telemed-
Attempts to reach a spokesperson for themselves with primary care physicians At Florida Hospital where normally four icine. And Google Cloud just gave a one-
HCA-owned St. Lucie Medical Center and at low-cost care centers like Treasure Coast or five people a day phone in, there were 40 year contract to former Cleveland Clinic
Lawnwood Regional were unsuccessful. Community Health, continue to go to the to 50 a day, the paper reported. The director president and CEO Toby Cosgrove.
HCA does make use of telemedicine at var- hospital emergency room for non-emer- of urgent care programs there, Dr. Timothy
ious hospitals throughout the nation but gency care. Hendrix, a self-described old-school doc- Cosgrove, among the most respect-
St. Lucie Voice was unable to determine if tor, is now “a total convert.” ed hospital executives in the nation, is a
such programs are offered locally. Already, one District agency utilizes champion of using technology to improve
telehealth. A year ago the nonprofit New Hendrix told the paper the spike in use patient experience and streamline care
In neighboring Indian River County, Horizons mental health and primary care of Florida Hospital’s eCare app “really delivery, and has long advocated the use of
the pending partnership with Cleveland agency implemented Telepsych, using a made me realize the potential of telemed- virtual visits and electronic health records.
Clinic could very quickly introduce tele- psychiatrist in another state. icine and the potential ways we can use
medicine to the offerings at Vero Beach’s technology during natural disasters.” At the federal level, the recently ap-
Indian River Medical Center, since the In May, in Polk County, home to the cit- proved budget includes coverage for vir-
Ohio-based health system was an early ies of Lakeland and Winter Haven, a free Florida Health has since been renamed tual visits through private Medicare Ad-
adopter, launching a telemedicine plat- program offering mental healthcare via AdventHealth, a change announced two vantage plans, a move sure to boost usage
form in 2015. telemedicine was put in place for indi- weeks ago. among seniors, making Florida even more
gents. It will be funded through a half-cent ripe for telehealth companies.
Cleveland Clinic Express Care offers sales tax there that generates $40 million Also on the telemedicine front:
a 10-minute visit with a doctor who will a year for indigent healthcare, a tax that In the Tampa area, Publix has joined And earlier this month, the FCC an-
review symptoms, make a diagnosis and voters in 2016 extended by referendum for forces with BayCare Health System to nounced a $100 million initiative for the
send in a prescription to your pharmacy at another 25 years. open 25 telemedicine kiosks in its stores Connected Care Pilot Program telehealth
any time of day or night, with or without by the end of the year. Virtual visits to a initiative, hoping to reach low-income
an appointment. The cost without insur- Last year, during Hurricane Irma, two board-certified doctor are a flat $45 fee. Americans, particularly in rural areas.
ance is $49 or less with an app download- Central Florida hospitals offered telemedi- Prescriptions can be filled at the store’s
ed from the app store. cine for free: Nemours Children’s Hospital, pharmacy or called in to the pharmacy of Most importantly, expanding telehealth
whose pediatricians practice at IRMC; and the patient’s choosing. will increase access to care at a time when
And the Indian River Hospital District Florida Hospital. Last week, CVS launched a telehealth the numbers of primary care physicians
Board – charged with healthcare delivery program through the Teladoc platform that are dwindling across the country. In Flor-
to people who were left when Florida’s As the storm approached, while it was operates through customers’ own mobile ida, the latest data shows the number of
governor refused to accept Obamacare ex- here and in its immediate aftermath, both devices. Those visits, at $59, are already federally designated Health Profession-
pansion of Medicaid – is already consider- Nemours’ and Florida Hospital’s telemed- available in Florida, just as they are with the al Shortage Areas is growing, and in 2016
ing the program, seeing a strong connec- icine apps were flooded with calls from MedLive app through Walgreens. And late stood at 623.
tion between the virtual visit technology people seeking virtual doctor visits, re- last month, Walgreens launched the Find
and patients isolated by illness or poverty. ported the Orlando Sentinel. Nemours Care Now feature on MedLive, connecting The federal government predicts Flori-
saw a 500-percent increase in the number patients not only to services at Walgreens da will be short 3,060 primary care doctors
Hospital District Board treasurer Al- of people who installed the CareConnect clinics and pharmacies but with local pro- by 2025, all but assuring that telemedicine
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IN LOVING MEMORY ginia “Sweet Stuff”; their five children, Brett the daughter of Edward J. Galliher and Faye
(Shelly), Francine (Mike), Frank (Kim), Steph- Schubert Galliher.
FRANK E. SABOL, 86 a storekeeper for United Airlines in Cleve- anie (Todd) and Tony (Jeri); many grandchil-
Port St. Lucie land, Ohio, and was recognized for his ded- dren and great-grandchildren; nieces; neph- She is survived by her brother, James M.
ication to United Airlines in 1975 when he ews; extended family; and friends. Galliher (wife, Mary Anne) of Fitchburg,
Frank E. Sabol, 86, of Port St. Lucie was was awarded Storekeeper of the Year for the Mass.; as well as her cousins, Sean P. Galliher,
born on June 24, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., to entire United States. Frank was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Paul K. Galliher and Marilou Muscarella, and
Andrew Sabol and Margaret Paster Sabol. Church, Knights of Columbus and the Trea- their families, all of Los Angeles; Thomas F.
More recently, Frank was a school crossing sure Coast Korean War Veterans Association Galliher of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and James
Frank was born the eldest of six children, guard at Bayshore Elementary and North- M. Galliher of San Diego.
Margaret “Cookie,” James (Cheryl), John (Su- port K-8. In 2010, Frank was named Civilian DARLENE J. GALLIHER, 76
san), Thomas (Kathy) and Michael (Julia). of the Quarter for his outstanding work as a Port St. Lucie She also leaves her best friend and trav-
crossing guard. eling companion, Elaine Simms, and many
He proudly served his country as a mem- Darlene J. Galliher, 76, of Port St. Lucie friends at Savanna Club in Port St. Lucie,
ber of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War Frank was an avid Cleveland Browns fan passed from this life on Aug. 23, 2018. She where Darlene lived in retirement.
(1951-1955). and he loved animals of all kind. was in the loving presence of her family and
friends at the Treasure Coast Hospice. She was active on the board of directors
He spent most of his adult life working as Frank leaves behind his loving wife, Vir- of the Homeowners’ Association, the Board
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NEUROSCIENCE FACILITY Center in Stuart, Lord said the Port St. Lucie population’s High-water mark ...
needs would not have been adequately addressed.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Quinton Murawski, 4, plays with his mom Shannon during the End of Summer
Colby explained that stroke is the No. 5 cause of death
pact fees was not stated in the documentation. in the U.S., and of the region’s counties, St. Lucie has the Party at Ravenswood Pool in St. Lucie West last Saturday. PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
Martin Health System President and CEO Rob Lord highest mortality rate – 39 deaths per 100,000 popula-
tion. She added that 42 percent of the inpatient cases
reminded the council that the not-for-profit medical Martin Health sees come from St. Lucie County.
system did not ask for help with construction of Tradi-
tion Medical Center nor its two related medical office “This is something we would market regionally,” Lord
centers nearby. said, explaining the center is indeed different from the
existing medical office buildings, which are more gen-
This – the Neuroscience Center of Excellence – is a eral in purpose.
different facility, one that will take a few years to com-
plete and bring in patients, Lord said. The center would be specialized, targeting stroke
care, spine care, neurology, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
This is “a rather modest ask,” Lord said of the request, For Lord, the center is personal. He told the council his
adding that they will have to go to the St. Lucie County father had a stroke as well as Parkinson’s Disease near
Commission as well. the end of his life.
“We’ll have an ask of them, too.” “I would’ve loved to have seen” a facility like this for
The facility itself will require an estimated $8.5 mil- him, Lord said.
lion for construction and another $21 million for equip-
ment. On top of that, the 150 new jobs will have an aver- Council members were quick to throw their support
age (non-doctor) salary of $55,000. to the proposal.
In all, Martin Health System is looking at a $57 million
overall investment. “Martin Health has proven to be a very strong part-
“We will incur substantial cost,” said Maria Colby, ner,” Vice Mayor Shannon Martin said, calling the com-
Martin Health’s director of strategic planning. pany a “proven entity.”
Martin Health System moved into Port St. Lucie in the
early 2000s with the plans for Tradition Medical Center. Martin added that she, herself, has had experience
“Together, we’ve been able to accomplish great dealing with neurological issues, referring to issues she’s
things,” Colby said, addressing the City Council. She had with her back.
asked the council to consider helping Martin Health
System now, which would help Martin Health to contin- Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo, too, noted a person-
ue being a resource for residents. al connection to the neurosciences, explaining she lost
Lord told the council the Neuroscience Center of Ex- a grandmother to dementia and a grandfather to stroke.
cellence would be a regional draw, attracting patients “It runs in the family,” she said.
along the Treasure Coast.
While they could have expanded the Back and Spine Mayor Gregory Oravec said he was happy to support
the request and added that he appreciates what Tradi-
tion Medical Center has done for the community.
“It’s incredibly important” to have access to quality
healthcare, he said.
“We want the best here.”
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GATOR HUNT: ‘HE’S ON IT!’
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and bashing the side of the airboat, to learn the ropes and to treat his friend
Stewart shot it behind the head with Stewart before the Lexington, Kentucky
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dispatch on the surface. As Swartley drawn for the Stick Marsh – a bountiful
held the snapping animal next to 6,500-acre impoundment in northwest-
the boat, Stewart jammed it point- ern Indian River County revered for big
blank in the head with a bang stick bass and huge alligators.
– a cartridge attached to the end of
pole that fires when shoved against Though only a little over 8 feet, the
the gator’s hide – which stopped it party’s first gator of the night more than
temporarily. made up for its relatively small size with
feistiness. Their second target – about
“He’s not dead and he can still bite the same size – was bested much more
you,” Swartley said. “Tape his jaws.” quickly. Swartley’s headlamp picked up
its ruby-red eyes in the dark; he ran up on
Stewart quickly wrapped a few it with the airboat and Stewart nailed it
layers of electrical tape around the rough, through-and-through with the crossbow
toothy maw, and then cut the animal’s using a laser sight. The gator was quickly
spinal cord with a pocket knife. It stopped dispatched with the bang stick and pock-
moving altogether, and the three men et knife.
heaved it onto the deck.
The hunters said they planned to feast
“That’s a rush,” Stewart breathed of his on gator meat and maybe have mounts
first-ever gator hunt last week. made of the heads.
The three men were among thousands
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Florida’s annual statewide public gator
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Each summer since 1988, after the
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permits for numerous rivers, lakes and
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
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population today “stable” and estimates
it at 1.3 million. This season, the agency
issued more than 7,500 permits, allowing
each hunter to take two gators of any size.
Legal hunting methods include: bow-
and-arrow; crossbow; gig; harpoon; spear;
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Back pain: Common questions about a common problem
BY FRED CICETTI Q. Do you have any tips for avoiding back pain? ary – will be beneficial. Yoga can also help stretch
A program of regular low-impact exercises such as and strengthen muscles and improve posture. Ask
Q. How common is back pain? walking, swimming or riding a bike – mobile or station- your doctor for a list of exercises appropriate for
Back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people. Back your age and physical condition.
pain becomes more common with age.
Back pain is more common among people who Here are some quick pointers to prevent back
are not physically fit. Weak back and abdominal problems:
THE HEALTHY SENIOR Don’t slouch when standing or sitting. When
standing, keep your weight balanced on your feet.
muscles may not properly support the spine. If Curvature of the spine puts stress on back muscles.
you’re sedentary most of the time and then exert
yourself on rare occasions, you are more likely to Sit in chairs or car seats with good lumbar sup-
injure your back than someone who exercises daily. port. Switch sitting positions often and periodical-
ly walk around or gently stretch muscles to relieve
If you’re carrying a big belly, you put added tension.
stress on the muscles in your low back and are a
candidate for agony. Don’t bend over without supporting your back.
For example, don’t lean over a low sink without
Your job can be a major influence on back bracing yourself with your hand. Also, don’t reach
health. If your work requires heavy lifting or sitting and lift an object out of a car trunk; first slide the
all day, you risk hurting your back. object to the edge of the trunk.
Many sanitation workers and writers suffer Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
from back troubles. Sleep on your side to reduce any curve in your
spine. Always sleep on a firm surface.
Mechanical problems can cause back pain. Per- Don’t try to lift objects too heavy for you. Lift
haps the most common mechanical cause of back with your legs keeping your back straight. Keep
pain is disc degeneration. The cushioning discs the object close to your body. Do not twist when
between the vertebrae of the spine break down lifting.
with age. Try to control your weight, especially weight
around the waistline that taxes lower back mus-
If there is stress on these compromised discs, cles.
they press against spinal nerves and you may ex- Q. Are there some non-surgical treatments for
perience what feels like a toothache in a buttock. At al- chronic back pain?
most any age, an injury can force these discs to bulge or Hot or cold packs can be soothing.
rupture causing the same kind of pain.
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Medications are used to treat chron- Traction, which employs pulleys and hands to treat the spine or surrounding insertion of thin needles at precise loca-
ic back pain. These include over-the- weights to stretch the back, pulls the ver- tissues. tions, is used to relieve pain.
counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen tebrae apart to allow a bulging disc to slip
and acetaminophen; prescription narcot- back into place. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve In acupressure, no needles are used.
ics such as oxycodone; topical analgesics Stimulation (TENS) involves wearing a Instead, a therapist applies pressure to
such as Ben Gay and various pain patches Injections into nerves, spinal joints small box over the painful area that di- points with hands, elbows, or even feet.
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EXCITING LASIK SURGERY ADVANCES COME INTO FOCUS
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer sively,” and as it happens, very few eye cen- from the eye’s surface. mized excimer laser technology … [that cre-
ters have the experience with lasers that ates a] cool ultraviolet light and produces no
Going online to read about LASIK eye sur- O’Brien and New Vision have – 23 years’ The two lasers combine to reshape eye’s heat,” and can correct most visual problems
gery will bring an instant avalanche of acro- worth, to be exact. while leaving cornea intact, according to
nyms to your screen. cornea (the clear, round dome at the front of New Vision.
O’Brien got a head-start on many doctors
You’ll find LASIK, LASEK, PRK, AST, IOL by participating in FDA clinical trials of laser the eye) improving the way the eye focuses “Although the healing process is slightly
and a host of other procedures all on the surgery devices and techniques. longer with AST versus LASIK, the end re-
same page and you might just need a Greek- light rays onto the retina. sults are equally good and the re-treatment
to-English dictionary to decipher some of “Being involved in clinical trials gave us rate is very low.”
them. access to [the newest laser] technologies,” While the Federal Trade Commission says
O’Brien says. “We kept getting new itera- Re-treatment rates is another area
A much easier and much less confusing tions before they were FDA-approved. “millions of people have had LASIK surgery where O’Brien and New Vision seem to
way to learn about the wide range of laser We used them in those clinical trials, shine. While the FTC claims that “10 per-
eye surgeries available in 2018 is to talk to a and then stopped using them until to correct their vision with great success,” it cent of LASIK patients in the U.S. require
seasoned professional like New Vision eye they were approved.” a second surgery, called re-treatment to
surgeon Dr. David O’Brien. also points out that not everyone is a good restore the desired vision correction,”
When the FDA did approve var- O’Brien notes, “my re-treatment rate is less
After all, O’Brien had his own vision cor- ious lasers for surgery, O’Brien and candidate for the surgery. than 1 percent.”
rected by LASIK eye surgery some 21 years New Vision already had amassed
ago and was pioneer of laser surgery in Vero valuable experience in their use, and O’Brien wholeheartedly agrees. That’s important because most LASIK-
Beach. they have continued to upgrade type surgeries are not covered by insurance
their equipment constantly. “You have to have good judgment or Medicare and the prices can range from
Despite all the options mentioned above, $4,000 to $12,500.
LASIK – the letters stand for laser-assisted in There are, in fact, two in your patient selection,” he says.
situ keratomileusis – is by far the most com- separate lasers involved O’Brien says that at New Vision, the price
monly performed laser eye surgery for my- in LASIK surgery: an ul- “People who aren’t good candidates for LASIK surgery is “typically $4,800” and
opia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsight- tra-fast “femtosecond points out that, in the statistically unlikely
edness) and various astigmatisms. In most laser” which generates should not have this procedure event a patient does need re-treatment, he
cases, the procedure can be completed in as an energy burst every will do it at no charge for up to a year after
little as 15 minutes – for both eyes. one quadrillionth done.” the first procedure.
of a second, and
Greek scholars might recall that “Kerato” an “excimer la- “For me,” O’Brien continues, Dr. David O’Brien is with New Vision Eye
means “corneal” and “mileusis” means “cut- ser” that uses Center at 1055 37th Place in Vero Beach, di-
ting” or “carving” but, happily, there isn’t any ultraviolet light to “people who have very high correc- rectly across from the hospital. The phone
carving involved. No surgical blade of any vaporize tissue number is 772-257-8700.
kind is used in LASIK surgery. tions [needed] that will require
As O’Brien puts it, “we use lasers exclu- a deep laser ablation of the
cornea to change the
or if they have very
dry eyes,” should be
treated with alterna-
tive surgeries such
as AST, or Advanced
instead of LASIK.
AST utilizes “the
Dr. David O’Brien. latest in custom,
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8532 S. Federal Hwy. www.CoastalFlooring.net GC# CBC059814 Construction both floors, Barrel Tile Roof, Paver in walking distance to TownPark’s resort-style
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL • 34952 Driveway & 2 Screen enclosed patios. Hosts 4 BRs, clubhouse. This home is built for entertaining around
772-871-7900 3.5 BAs, 2 CG & Gourmet Kitchen. $439,000
a LG eat-in kitchen w/ cook’s island & sprawling
indoor/outdoor living areas. $418,000
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A somewhat sluggish week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 11 trans-
actions from Aug. 20-24.
The top sale of the week was the residence at 1292 SW Cedar Cove. First listed in June for
$389,999, this house fetched the asking price on Aug. 24.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent William N. Eggeling of RE/MAX 100 Riv-
erside Inc. Representing the buyer was agent Trenton Wesley Harris of RE/MAX Masterpiece
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $389,999
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1292 SW CEDAR COVE 6/27/2018 $389,999 8/24/2018 $319,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10414 SW AZZIA WAY 5/8/2018 $359,000 8/20/2018 $317,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 2320 NW DEL CORSO COURT 2/9/2018 $350,000 8/20/2018 $307,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11206 SW NORTHLAND DRIVE 6/1/2018 $324,900 8/24/2018 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6455 NW FAGAN STREET 6/10/2018 $314,900 8/23/2018 $269,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 368 NW SHOREVIEW DRIVE 5/23/2018 $299,900 8/20/2018 $229,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1861 NW VIVANCO STREET 2/12/2018 $284,900 8/22/2018 $216,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 208 NW CHORALE WAY 3/12/2018 $239,900 8/22/2018 $212,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 390 NW BREEZY POINT LOOP 7/20/2018 $216,000 8/23/2018 $136,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 2209 NW PADOVA STREET 6/28/2018 $207,000 8/20/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9933 PERFECT DRIVE # 135 5/5/2018 $145,000 8/20/2018 PGA VERANO
Tom Cann Tom Cann PROVEN RESULTS AND EXPERT KNOWLEDGE
OF THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 15 YEARS
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PGA VERANO PGA VERANO PGA VERANO PGA VERANO
10837 SW NEW LISTING! 10795 SW Visconti REDUCED! 10610 SW
Visconti Way 18003 Cosenza Way Way - ON GOLF 11093 SW Visconti Capraia Way
Isabella Floor plan Isabella Floor plan COURSE WITH POOL! Way - Bella Floor plan Lago Floor plan
On the Golf Course, w/ 3 Car Garage!2 BR, 2 BA, Dining/ 2BR, Den/Poss. 3rd BR, 2 BA, Ravella Floor plan 2,BR, Den, 2 BA, 2 Car 2 BR, Den, 2 BA, 1932 Sq. Ft. Beautiful lake view with
Den or Poss. 3rd BR, 3 car 1820 sq. ft. with gorgeous Dining Room, 2 Car1820 Sq. Ft. Perfect location on cul-de- 2 BR, Den, 2.5 BH 2097 Sq. Ft. home on the golf 1646 Sq. Ft. Built in 2017 - All Impact Glass Crown screened patio and summer kitchen. Owners have
golf views. Lots of upgrades! Summer Kitchen, plantation sac with Southern exposure lake view in back. This home was course with heated pool /spa and summer kitchen. molding, plantation shutters, upgraded tile on the diago- added extensive landscaping, custom closets and
shutters, built in kitchen dining area. All impact glass. never lived it! White cabinets in kitchen w/ wall oven, glass Large screen enclosure with picture window. This nal. Every inch of this home is carefully designed with a shelving. All impact glass. $417,900
$378,000 tile backsplash and cooktop. All Impact Glass. Hurry this home has white cabinets beautiful wood look porcelain sophisticate feel throughout. $315,000
home won’t last. $369,900 tile and many upgraded features. All Impact Glass. PORT ST. LUCIE
PGA VERANO $489,000 PGA VILLAGE
9515 SW Nuova Way 10333 SW 7740 Greenbrier 9202 World NEW LISTING!
Ambrose Way Circle On Golf Cup Way
Large Estate Home 2 BD, Castellano Floor plan Course! 1792 SE Fallon Drive
2.5 BA, Den, Formal Living, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Vacant Lot
Family RoomFormal Dining, Pool & Spa w/ Private Lake 2 BR, Den, 2 BA, 2 Car garage with Golf Cart Bump 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2157 Sq. ft. 1 Car Garage, Furnished. Very nice high and dry lot with private
View 2761 Sq. Ft. All Impact Glass Out! 1819 Sq. Ft. with private view on the C-24 canal On the 4th hole of Dye Golf Course Devon Model $197,000 location on an interior canal.
$419,000 All Impact Glass $264,900 $379,000 $42,500
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
10414 SW Azzia Way, Port Saint Lucie 2320 NW Del Corso Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 5/8/2018 Listing Date: 2/9/2018
Original Price: $359,000 Original Price: $350,000
Sold: 8/20/2018 Sold: 8/20/2018
Selling Price: $333,000 Selling Price: $319,000
Listing Agent: William Eggeling Listing Agent: Amber Miller
Selling Agent: RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc Selling Agent: Water Pointe Realty Group
Wilson Toussaint Not Provided
Keller Williams Elite Properties Not Provided
11206 SW Northland Drive, Port Saint Lucie 6455 NW Fagan Street, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/1/2018 Listing Date: 6/10/2018
Original Price: $324,900 Original Price: $314,900
Sold: 8/24/2018 Sold: 8/23/2018
Selling Price: $317,500 Selling Price: $307,000
Listing Agent: Vickie Smith Listing Agent: Shonda King
Selling Agent: Bowen Realty, Inc. Selling Agent: RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 quality. The huge clubhouse and adjoining grounds
have a pro shop, cardroom, billiards room, golf, well-
inside for a cool drink. It’s also easy to picture yourself stocked library, fitness center, tennis, swimming fa-
relaxing and enjoying the quiet. cilities and a playground. This is so ideal for fami-
lies, or full-time or seasonal empty-nesters. There is
Kay Rodríguez of Lang Realty said that this is a room in the house for guests and there is so much to
home you don’t want to miss. “It’s a beautiful cus- do within the complex. With this house, you have so
tom home with a great cul-de-sac location on a pri- many choices, and they’re all good ones.
vate lot of more than ½ acre” she noted.
The amenities at PGA Village are definitely resort
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GATLIN AREA $345,000 PGA VILLAGE $375,000 PGA VILLAGE $349,900
UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT
GORGEOUS HOME IMPRESSIVE POOL IMPECCABLE POOL
WITH CUSTOM HOME WITH HOME – LAKE VIEW
POOL& SPA STUNNING LAKE
VIEW Meticulously cared for 3BR,
Spacious 4BR, 3BA, 3CG home will not disappoint! 2BA, tile flooring t/o,
Huge kitchen w/center island, SS, tile & engineered Light & Bright “Fairview” floor plan, 2BR, 2BA, plantation shutters beautifully upgraded kitchen &
wood flooring throughout, updated master bath, PLUS den, features decorative glass front door, SS bathrooms, NEW roof & A/C 2103, screened lanai with
crown, plantation shutters + so much more. appls, tumbled back splash, screened lanai with pool solar heat pool, beautiful lake view.
RX-10427963 2311 SW Lawford St. RX-10403258 9125 Short Chip Circle RX-10447707 7330 Marsh Terrace
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES PGA – CASTLE PINES PALM CITY
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!
BEAUTIFUL POOL TOWN HOUSE WITH EVERGREEN CLUB
HOME WITH GOLF PRESERVE VIEW – POOL HOME ON
VIEW. OVER AN ACRE
3BR, 2.5BA, 1 car garage,
4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath. Almost 3400 sq/ft 1973 of living sq. ft. First floor master suite, Beautifully situated, 3BR, 3BA PLUS den, updated
under air. Spacious floor plan on large .47 acre screened patio, preserve view kitchen w/granite, 42” cabinetry, pass-thru
corner lot, 2.5 car garage. new roof in 2014, 2 Brought Buyer 8170 Mulligan Circle windows to pool area, solid CBS construction,
driveways, 1/2 house generator. accordion shutters, preserve view
RX-10364158 1406 SW Osprey Cove PGA VERANO RX-10435073 3886 SW Bimini Circle S.
PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!
DESIRABLE GORGEOUS BEAUTIFUL SERENE
“FAIRVIEW” MODEL “ALESSA” MODEL LAKE VIEW
This Bright & Cheery home 3BR, 2.5BA, 3 car garage, Meticulously cared for and
is a true 3BR, 2BA, vaulted ceilings, tile & 2,058 of living sq ft. Large screened lanai, fenced beautifully updated t/o, 3BR,
engineered wood flooring t/o, upgraded kitchen yard, beautiful lake view. 2BA, 2CG. SS appliances, granite in kitchen & baths,
w/quartz counters, SS appliances, subway tile. Brought Buyer 16970 Ambrose Way wood look tile flooring, frameless shower in master
Screened patio w/private view bath, screened lanai.
RX-10422564 9104 Short Chip Cir. RX-10418292 7240 Marsh Terrace
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VPIGLALAGE $1,200,000 VPIGLALAGE $599,900
CUSTOM ESTATE OPEN HOUSE Sunday Sept. 2nd 1pm-3pm.
HOME on 1.6 ACRES!
Five bedrooms, Four Baths, 3 car POOL HOME!
garage. Stunning Marble Floors
throughout. Formal Living room Charming covered Front porch! 4
with marble surround fireplace. Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 2.5 Car Garage,
Formal dining room w/ Butler’s Plus Den/office. Formal Living room,
pantry. Large gourmet kitchen formal dining room w/butlers pantry.
adjacent to oversized family room with Lanai access. Luxury master suite. Lanai Large Cook’s Kitchen with island,
with pool & spa surrounded by covered area with Balustrade accent. Large garage stainless appliances, granite counters
plus breakfast area adjacent to Family Room. Wall of French doors in common areas and
has storage room and A/C! RX-10089831 7904 Saddlebrook Dr. in master suite. Lanai with privacy and open air pool. Covered area with built in grill.
Perfect for entertaining your guests. RX-10345620 9405 Scarborough Ct.
VPIGLALAGE $343,900 VPIGLALAGE $329,900
GREAT GOLF BEAUTIFULLY
COURSE VIEWS! UPGRADED with
STUNNING LAKE VIEWS!
Decorative Double Glass Entry Doors leads
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car garage. Formal DR, Formal LR, Large Lovely covered entry into foyer & formal
kitchen w/corian counters, double wall dining area. Open great room with views
ovens & breakfast nook adjacent to Family of large screened lanai & lake. Spacious
Room. Master suite offers California closets, kitchen with breakfast area, granite
large bath with dbl vanities & soaking tub. Guest bedroom with adjacent full bath plus powder room counters, stone back splash & upgraded appliances. Master suite includes sitting area with
next to the office/den. Recently renovated including wood floors in all the bedrooms. Large covered sliders to lanai. Upgraded master bath has double sinks, seamless shower, & soaking tub.
screened lanai has built in spa overlooking the golf course. RX-10361992 8933 First Tee A well maintained home, don’t miss it! Room for a pool! RX-10423817 8413 Belfry Pl.
8305 Holley Tree Trail, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Real Estate. Redefined
TREASURE COAST FEATURED PROPERTIES
PGA VILLAGE ST. JAMES GOLF CLUB PGA VERANO PGA VILLAGE
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 2ND 1-3 PM LARGEST CORNER LOT WITH LAKE VIEW Impressive 4BR, 2BA, 2CG home, BEAUTIFUL “SIENA” FLOOR PLAN - LAKE VIEW 3BR, 3BA PLUS den, 2CG OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 2ND 1-3 PM
Beautiful 4BD, 3.1BA, PLUS den/library, cook’s kitchen w/island, granite, 2382 Liv Sq Ft. granite kitchen with new fridge, microwave & dishwasher, freshly home built 2016, open & bright kitchen w/tumbled marble backsplash, granite, SS 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home, 18” porcelain tile on diagonal throughout living areas &
SS appls, formal rooms, expansive lanai w/pool. painted, screened patio with lake view. Beautiful lot. appls, extended b’fast area, screened patio, impact windows & doors. three bedrooms, large fenced yard, perfect for children & pets.
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Michele Agrusa 772-263-6131 Isabele Polock 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 Jim Insinga 772-233-2500; Sara Sloan 772-618-3474;
9405 SCARBOROUGH CT $599,900 RX-10451150 JUST LISTED! $279,000 RX- 10450946 $424,900 9136 SHORT CHIP CIRCLE $284,900
THE ESTATES AT TRADITION PGA VILLAGE TRADITION / TOWNPARK THE BELMONT
DESIGNER’S DREAM HOME – LAKE VIEWS 5BR, 4.5BA, 3CG, gorgeous OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 2ND 1-3 PM OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 2ND 1-3 PM ST. LUCIE WEST - GREAT LOCATION! 2BR, 2BA condo with an open concept,
gourmet kitchen with large center island, upgraded cabinets, granite & SS appls, Open & Bright 2BR, 2BA, 2CG PLUS den home, spacious kitchen w/SS appls, Open & Bright 4BA, 2.5BA 2 story home, 2,772 Liv Sq. Ft. double front doors, kitchen w/granite, SS appls, tile throughout living areas, private preserve views,
fenced yard w/custom landscaping. Impact glass thru-out. granite counters, large screened lanai w/built-in hot tub, this home, you wil want to see! large balcony & covered patio overlooking preserve gated community close to shopping, restaurants, I-95
Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812 Diane Gault 772-342-7455 Lucy Clore 772-579-3438 Valerie Juno 772-214-9404;
RX-10456932 $695,000 9419 AVENEL LANE $349,900 11708 BENNINGTON CIR. $309,000 RX-10443613 $159,900
AIROSO AREA TRADITION - VITALIA STUART / RIVER GLEN CASCADES
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY SEPT 2ND 12-2PM
Wel cared for 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, metal roof, freshly painted inside and out. Newer BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE LAKE This perfect “Jensen” model is less than 2 WATERFRONT CONDO W/ATTACHED GARAGE No stairs in this spacious wel OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT 2ND 2-4 PM
A/C, hot water heater and so much more. A must see, wil not last long. yrs old and move-in ready. 2BR, 2BA PLUS den, gourmet kitchen, SS appls, dble maintained 3/2/1 condo. Recently updated kitchen w/SS appls, quartz counter- 3BR, 2BA home, beautiful kitchen, w/granite, 42” maple cabinets, newer SS appls, tile
Pam Misiano 772-224-9691 ovens, gas cooktop, large covered & screened lanai tops, w/pul-out pantry shelves. Convenient to I95. 1 yr Buyers Warranty included on diagonal throughout, pool resurfaced in 2018, great location to St. Lucie West.
149 SW EXMORE AVE. JUST LISTED! $219,900 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025; David Paladino 561-574-6490 Linda Olsinski 772-359-2227 Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812
RX-10459041 JUST LISTED! $369,900 RX-10423190 REDUCED! $259,900 423 AQUA VISTA LANE NEW LISTING! $360,000
PORT ST. LUCIE “AIRPARK” AIROSA AREA LAKE CHARLES
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! TREASURE COAST AIRPARK - PILOT’S DREAM Beautiful 3BR, 2BA, 2CG w/ LOVINGLY CARED FOR POOL HOME IMMACULATE, SHOWS PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
3BR, 2BA CBS home close to beaches, downtown Jensen & TC Mal. Split level large attached hangar, upgraded kitchen w/granite, SS appls, tile throughout, Spacious rooms, 3BR, 2BA, great room with wet bar, separate dining room, kitchen 2BR, 2BA, 2CG, PLUS den (3rd BR) screened patio, storm shutters, new A/C
floor plan, large enclosed Florida room, nicely landscaped w/fenced yard plus shed. screened porches, beautiful pool deck, almost 3 acres of serene landscape. with loads of cabinets & counter space, large screened lanai with pool. 2012. Great community with pool, tennis, 24-hr guard gate.
Mary-Lynn Ninesling 772-370-6466 David Paladino 561-574-6490; Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469 Joe McDuffee 772-529-5245
RX-10457084 NEW LISTING! $237,000 RX-10449777 $669,000 RX-10457011 $249,900 RX- 10458771 JUST LISTED! $232,000
JENSEN BEACH COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE
JENSEN PARK ESTATES – UPDATED 4BR. BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME WITH GOLF VIEW. CUSTOM POOL HOME WITH LAKE VIEW 3BR, 3BA, 3CG on extra-large cor- NEW CONSTRUCTION – GOLF COURSE VIEW
Wel cared for home, split floor plan, beautifuly updated bathrooms & kitchen 4BR, 3BA, 3CG, large family room w/fireplace, formal liv & dining rooms, screened ner lot, family room w/fireplace, screened lanai w/summer kitchen, pool, beautifuly Brand New Home TO BE BUILT, 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG, great floor plan, IMPACT
w/SS appls, farmhouse sink, tile & laminate t/o. Close to beach, shopping, dining. lanai w/pool, freshly painted exterior + new landscaping landscaped w/coy pond. Whole house generator Doors & Windows, established neighborhood on golf course, only lot left in area.
Isabele Polock 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Marlene Medina 772-418- 6864 John Falkenhagen 772-766-4877
RX-10443864 $369,500 RX- 10400687 $419,000 RX-10455862 $641,000 RX-10411913 $350,000
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
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‘JAZZ JAMS’ SPROUT SEVEN NEW SHOWS
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BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 It’s “Jazz Jams at the Gar-
den”: Jazz enthusiasts will
want to be at the Port St. Lucie
Botanical Gardens this Wednes-
day, Sept. 5, for an evening of
your favorite musical genre by
the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues
Society. Made up of jazz and
blues lovers and musicians, this
nonprofit’s goal is to promote
a love of jazz; share with other
jazz- and blues-loving groups;
bring music to the community
through festivals, performances,
free jam sessions and hands-on
workshops; and support and
encourage young people inter-
ested in the genres. Time: 6:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Donation: $6,
general; $5, Garden members.
2 It’s going to be a festive,
funky Friday this weekend
at downtown Stuart’s tropical
music oasis, Terra Fermata. The
self-described “progressive funk
machine” from St. Pete, Avena,
will keep the TGIF celebration
going through the night. Sat-
urday brings Juke, a four-piece
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Tosches began her year at the end of May and PHOTO COURTESY OF SOFIA TOSHES
[email protected] worked during the summer with the summer camps
and co-directing and choreographing productions for
Most people who want a career in theater have acted young audiences. In October, she and the other ap-
in school plays and in college productions. Once they prentices will present “The Cat in the Hat.” Tosches
graduate, the opportunities to perform professionally, will portray Thing 2 in the beloved story. She has come
under the mentorship of theater professionals, are few to love working with and performing for young audi-
and far between. ences.
The Professional Apprentice Program at Vero “It’s awesome,” she said. “The kids are so funny.
Beach’s Riverside Theatre gives performers and be- They may not have seen a lot of live theater and they
hind-the-scenes professionals that chance. Appren- may call out when we ask a question. Bringing to life
tices in everything from electrics to props and scenery characters that they love is so much fun. In our tour
painting have the opportunity to learn from seasoned shows, we go to local schools and there’s a lot of audi-
professionals at the Riverside. ence interaction. We may have them sing a song, make
noises or become bugs.”
The Performance Apprentice program gives four ac-
tors a chance to appear in touring shows for children Tosches had not considered a career in children’s
in local schools and to present Young Audience shows theater, but this experience has given her pause.
on site at the Riverside and on small tours. Appren-
tices also assist instructors with classes, camps and “I never toyed with the idea of working with chil-
outreach programs. Most of the apprentices are recent dren’s theater, although I did it at Belmont,” she said.
college graduates and for many, this is their first pro- “I loved it. This opportunity presented itself and it felt
fessional job. The apprenticeships last a year, which right. The kids are so uninhibited by old habits and the
is a lifetime in the theater, especially for a young per- kids are willing to try new things. It’s tons of fun. I’d
former. love to take what I’ve learned and apply it to kids.”
Sofia Tosches is one of this year’s apprentices. She Tosches is also pleased to be in Vero Beach, which
went to school in Nashville, at Belmont University, she’s never visited before. The opportunity to see a
where she majored in theater performance. During new place was an added plus for her.
her senior year, she attended the Southeastern Theatre
Conference in Mobile, Alabama. Riverside Theatre was The Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Drive,
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TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K EVENT
HONORS FIREFIGHTING HERO
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent tion, Siller was about 4.5 miles away from PHOTO COURTESY OF VERO BEACH STEPHEN SILLER TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K RUN & WALK
On Sept. 11, 2001, New York firefighter first responders and military personnel who year, 10 members of a local SWAT team ran
Stephen Siller made one of the most cele- “He grabbed his gear and got in his truck ran in their gear. in their gear.
brated runs in modern history. and made it to (the Hugh L. Carey) Tunnel,”
Kempf said. “I swore then to somehow be involved The local run is $25 for adults. Those ages
Treasure Coast runners will remember his with the (Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 6 to 18 register for $15. Any runners younger
heroic act at the eighth annual Vero Beach The tunnel is popularly known as the Foundation) for the rest of my life,” she said. than 6 are free. There will be day-of registra-
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Police had closed tion available for a bit more. Advance regis-
Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, it to traffic heading toward Lower Manhat- The local runners talked to the founda- tration is available online. “They can register
Sept. 8, at Vero’s Riverside Park, 3280 River- tan. Siller could have parked and offered as- tion about hosting a local Tunnel to Towers in person at Runner’s Depot,” Kempf said –
side Park Dr. sistance on the spot. The 34-year-old father run. It agreed. There are numerous Tunnel 436 21st St., Vero Beach.
of five did not. to Tower runs throughout the country, and
“Firefighters – when everybody else is try- even one in Kabul, Afghanistan. The run will start at 7:30 a.m. after a short
ing to get out, they’re trying to get in,” race He was about 1.5 miles from where his fel- memorial service to honor all who died in
director Gina Kempf said. low first responders were risking their lives In Florida there will be another Tunnel to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
attempting to save others. Siller grabbed his Towers 5K walk and run in Orlando on Sept.
It was a Tuesday morning 17 years ago. gear. “He went running through the Battery 8. The following weekend, there will be Tun- To learn more about the Stephen Siller
Siller was knocking off work and heading Tunnel and made it to Ground Zero, where nel to Towers 5Ks in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Tunnel to Towers Foundation and to register
to a golf course to play a round with family he ultimately gave his life,” Kempf said. Myers and St. Augustine. for the national or local runs, visit www.tun-
before going home. As he drove, his work ra- nel2tower.org.
dio exploded with news that would stun the Siller’s run through the tunnel became a Kempf said the Vero Beach run attracts
world. At 8:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight bright spot of heroism in the midst of dev- many Treasure Coast first responders. Last
11 crashed into 1 WTC, the World Trade Cen- astation.
ter’s North Tower.
The Siller family started a foundation that
“He turned his truck around,” Kempf said. helps first responders and veterans to honor
“He called his wife to tell her he was going to Stephen. By the end of that year, the founda-
the station.” tion started the New York Tunnel to Towers
5K Run & Walk, which roughly retraces Still-
That was the Brooklyn Squad 1 station. By er’s Sept. 11, 2001, run.
the time Siller got there, the place was emp-
tied. Everybody there was heading toward A few years ago, Kempf joined other Trea-
the World Trade Center. sure Coast runners at the New York event.
They ran among some 30,000 runners from
At 9:03 a.m. United Flight 175 struck 2 around the world. Kempf said many were
WTC, the South Tower. At the emptied sta-
Bottle Shock A BEVY OF 9/11 REMEMBRANCES
WINE TASTING BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent familiar with Catholicism will understand
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST 6-8PM what’s happening. The Blue Mass is also one
For a $5.00 donation at the door, you will be helping Guardians Patriots Day and National Day of Service of the church’s most popular services of the
and Remembrance is coming up on Tues- year. The church is at 2330 Mariposa Ave.,
for New Futures, a non-profit organization that supports the day, Sept. 11. Treasure Coast resident have Port St. Lucie.
unfunded needs of abused and neglected children. So far, several opportunities to reflect on the 17th
anniversary of the largest terrorist attack on On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. the Port
your past donations have helped create American soil. St. Lucie Civic Center (9221 Civic Center
Place) will have its annual memorial service
Sanctuary4kids – a temporary home SPECIALTY PRODUCTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD On Saturday, Sept. 9, Port St. Lucie’s Holy near the steel beam from the World Trade
that children removed from an abusive Family Catholic Church will celebrate its an- Center out front. The service will be until
family environment can come to and Any220.f0o0r ! nual Blue Mass. “In our terms it’s what we’d about 11 a.m. Full details hadn’t been re-
feel safe while awaiting placement in $ call ‘ecumenical,’” Deacon Gerald Bott said. leased as of press time.
a foster home. “Anyone’s welcome to come who’d like to.”
We thank you for helping us achieve Again on Sept. 11, the City of Fort Pierce
this goal, and any future donations that The Blue Mass is the church’s noon Mass will have its annual CeeCee Ross Lyles 9/11
on Sunday, Sept. 9. memorial. Ross Lyles was a member of that
you may generously give. city’s police department before getting a job
“Usually (St. Lucie Count) Sheriff Ken with United Airlines. She died in the Shanks-
New Participating Chocolate Company: Mascara is there,” Bott said. ville, Pa., downing of Flight 93. That service
will be at Liberty Garden, 600 N. Indian River
GaVi’s Goodness Along with local police chiefs, officers and Drive, starting at 10 a.m.
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The first responder guests aren’t scheduled Also on Sept. 11, the USA 911 First Re-
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said it will be well narrated, so those un-
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A view to a kiln: Local potters fired up for ‘Soup Bowl’
BY MARY SCHENKEL | Staff Writer little sea turtles on the fronts of her bowls Glenda Taylor. ZoAnne Merrill.
and this time was perching one atop each
The brand-new Bailey Custom Pro 32 gas rim. She is among many hoping to emulate was an empty nester, I took up pottery.” PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
kiln at the Vero Beach Museum of Art is hav- 89-year-old Terry Green, who continues to Maria Sparsis also got her start with the
ing a true baptism by fire this summer. The throw her age each year. “She’s amazing; on the hunt from location to location to
kiln is being pressed into service to fire the she’s like my inspiration,” said Thiessen. Soup Bowl after taking classes – hers with search out works by their favorite artists.
bulk of the roughly 1,200 soup bowls crafted Clinton – at the VBMA roughly 10 years ago.
by volunteer clay artists for the 26th annual “When I first did the Soup Bowl, some- Since “getting hooked in a big way,” she has, “On packing day, we’ve got boxes and
Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, taking place body else was doing her age. I got very im- rightly, achieved acclaim for pieces that boxes and boxes,” said Thomas, explaining
Thursday, Nov. 1. pressed with it and decided to do my age. range from her whimsical teapots to cheek- that each is filled by volunteers with 10 or 12
Next year I have to do 90,” said Green with ily risqué objects d’art, as well as for stim- colorful bowls from the multiple stacks lin-
Many of the artists say they became a laugh. She claims to have been “bitten by ulating the local clay artistry movement in ing the shelves.
hooked on pottery after taking lessons at the the clay bug” 40 years ago, adding, “It’s in- general.
Museum and enjoy the camaraderie of com- curable.” Through donations toward a bowl of
ing back to work on their bowls en masse “I really enjoy doing this; it’s my thera- soup, the sale of hand-crafted bowls and
in the VBMA clay studio each August and “It’s a wonderful group of women and py,” said Sparsis, whose bowls this year are a the purchase of raffle tickets to win ceramic
September. The potters catch up with one men and it’s always been fun to participate. I two-part process – throwing the bottom half soup tureens made by the some of the same
another as they hunch over throwing wheels collected the bowls before I started as a pot- and hand-building the top half. “Pottery is a artisans, the event raises funds to benefit the
or trim and put final designs on creations ter,” said ZoAnne Merrill, who began taking very social pastime and we don’t get togeth- Samaritan Center for Homeless Families,
started at home. Once the bowls are given classes with Thomas at the VBMA four years er very often, because a lot of us have home which provides long-term transitional hous-
an initial bisque firing, they return to glaze ago. “It was something I’d always wanted to studios.” ing and life skills development for homeless
their pieces before the final firing. do, so when my kids went off to school and I Indian River County families.
The determination as to which bowls go
Last year, roughly half of the bowls were where is completely random, so on the day “The Soup Bowl is a community wide rit-
fired at artists’ home and studio kilns, as the of the event, Soup Bowl collectors often go ual that the whole community looks forward
previous large kiln had already been retired. to coming out to,” said Renee Bireley, Samar-
itan Center program administrator.
VBMA pottery teacher and clay techni-
cian Peggy Thomas said they are all quite
excited about the new kiln which Sean Clin-
ton, VBMA faculty manager, just recently
installed. “We also have another kiln so we’ll
be using that too,” said Thomas. The other
one is roughly half the size of the new kiln.
Both will be put to good use throughout the
year as the VBMA has increased the number
of its pottery classes.
“I’ve done Soup Bowl for over 20 years,”
said Thomas. “I love the whole idea of Soup
Bowl; I love the idea of spending our time
and our energy doing this. That the museum
is involved with it is a great thing.”
For consistency, potters are allotted 1.5
pounds per bowl of clay, but since throw-
ing styles vary amongst the artists, the siz-
es range from thin larger bowls to thicker
smaller bowls. Most of the potters also enjoy
incorporating their own special touches.
“I did dragonflies last year; this year I’m
going to do what’s called sgraffito fish,” said
Thomas. “I throw the whole bowl, then put a
black slip on it and then draw the fish scales
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Bonzo enjoys company of dynamic terrier duo
head. “Absolute- him a week to figure out he could
crawl under the porch. An that was
ly, Miss Morrig- that. Now he comes home from all
that silly diggin,’ rollin’ and inves-
Hi Dog Buddies! an,” I said. “I’m tigatin’ with mud knee sox, burrs
duhlighted to stickin’ his eyebrows together an
meet you both, sticks tangled in his mustache.”
This week I had the BEST time yapping an eager to hear Ignoring his sister, Arthur con-
tinued, “We love the dog parks
with a coupla terriers, Arthur an Morrigan your story when- an the Fort Pierce leash-free dog
beach. I run back an forth for miles,
Lougheed. They were from different litters, ever you’re ready.” wind in my ears, sand in my paws.”
born the same time an place. Arthur’s a They sat side by “Yuck,” Morrigan sniffed. “I prefer
to remain on my blanket by the cool-
white Westie and Morrigan’s a black Scot- side. Morrigan be- er, in the shade of Daddy. I choose
not to exhaust myself. Arthur gets
tie, an, ’cept for the color, they looked gan. “It all started totally covered with sand, nose to ca-
boose. He looks like an Ewok.”
just like each other, with short liddle up in Cuh-netty-
“She’s had her share of adven-
legs, mustaches, an floppy eyebrows, an cut, when Mom- tures,” Arthur winked at me. “Tell
Bonzo about that time Daddy was
those stick-uppy ears. Their personalities, my an Daddy lost getting’ ready to get Mommy at the
airport an couldn’t find me.”
though, were TOTALLY different. their third Westie. Morrigan rolled her eyes. “I was right
there by the stairs. Arthur was missing.
Arthur welcomed me an my assistant It was so uh-MO- Daddy searched the neighborhood, then
called the pleece. Turns out they had Ar-
with enthusiastic bouncin’ an waggin.’ Ev- TION-ull, Daddy thur down at the station. Daddy hadda
bail him out.”
erything he said seemed like it had an ex- said they should “This is the best part,” Arthur interject-
ed. “Daddy was getting the bail money out,
clamation mark after it. take a Dog Break for an he said, ‘At least Morrigan is a good girl.’
The pleeceman said, ‘Oh, the liddle black
“O-boy, o-boy, o-boy! We’re so excited to a while. Then, like, Arthur and Morrigan. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD one? She ran away before we could catch
get our own innerview! With a PICK-shur! two days later, Dad- her.’ Morrigan thought she had Daddy
fooled, cuz she snuck back home before
I’m Arthur, this is my sister, Morrigan, an dy came bounding he knew she was gone.”
I couldn’t help myself, I laughed. With
our Daddy an Mommy, David an Sheila.” down the stairs all excited. He told Mom- “If you can a twinkle in her eye, Morrigan said, “Yes,
I can be pretty speedy if I need to. Some-
Following the Wag-an-Sniff, Morrigan my he was just casually lookin’ On Line, buhLEEVE it,” said Morrigan, “I was the times,” she lowered her voice, “I give Ar-
thur an Ears Up if I see a door left open.
said, “My silly brother tends to get very ex- an found a kennel, Fox Creek Farm in Pen- ONLY girl of both lidders. So it was gonna He shoots through it, of course, an ends up
on Double Secret Probation. I love hearin’
cited about pretty much everything. He’s cil-vain-yuh, that had a lidder of Scotties be ME an one of the boys.” about his adventures. Me, I have a liddle
human girl I meet every day at the bus
right, though: We ARE excited about our (mine) an a lidder of Westies (Arthur’s).” “Cuz we were all the same age, the ken- stop after school, an I walk her home.”
“Me an Arthur always know when they
innerview. You’ve no doubt noticed my “So much for the Dog Break,” Arthur nel humans had put us together in one need us. When Mommy used to have a
lotta surgery, we’d sit with her an gently
lovely necklace. I think it goes nicely with said. “Mommy an Daddy wanted a girl big, wiggly puppy bunch right away,” said put our head or paw over the spot. We can
really help Mommy an Daddy feel much
my luxurious black hair, don’t you agree?” anna boy, black or white, Westie or Scottie, Arthur. better when they’re sad or sick.”
With a liddle lump in my throat, I said, “I
She sat up very straight and cocked her didn’t matter.” “The humans decided to let ME pick the know. I used to do that for my Mom, too.”
boy, cuz we hadda be com-PAT-tubble,” Till next time,
Morrigan explained. “It wasn’t hard. Me The Bonz
an Arthur got along right away. I’m sophis- DON’T BE SHY!
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BUSINESS EXPO LOOKS TO ALL PETS ARE ON AT UPCOMING BRENNITY SHOW
SELL ENTREPRENEURS ON
FORT PIERCE’S POTENTIAL BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “As long as their friendly, they’re wel- Participants and spectators are both
come,” Graham said. “Any pet that wants welcomed to the pet show. It’s free to at-
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The Brennity at Tradition is going to the to come.” tend.
dogs on Friday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Caleta Scott, Lincoln Park revitalization The senior-living community is hosting Graham said many of the about 200 To enter, “just have to call our number,
coordinator, has a message for planning, its inaugural The Brennity at Tradition Pet residents at The Brennity have pets. 772-345-2700,” said Graham.
upstart and expanding entrepreneurs. Show. All are welcomed.
“We have dogs, cats, birds and fish,” she The Brennity at Tradition is at 10685 SW
“Fort Pierce is on the rise right now,” she “The pet show is going to be our resi- said. “We have, probably, about a dozen Stoney Creek Way.
said. dents’ pets,” said Karey Graham, inde- cats and 15 dogs.”
pendent living lifestyle director. “We are Fall In Love
The City of Fort Pierce is hosting its in- a pet-friendly community. And pets from Additionally, groups such as Canines
augural Lincoln Park Business Expo on Fri- our surrounding community.” 4 Hope in Palm City take therapy dogs to With Your Hair Again!
day, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We’re the community about twice a month.
looking to enhance the skills of businesses This is going to be a juried, casual show. New Client Specials
here,” Scott explained. “We’ll have some judges who are our “Later this month we’re having therapy
residents and associates here awarding miniature ponies come in,” Graham said.
The event will be at the Percy S. Peek prizes,” Graham said.
Gymnasium, 2901 Avenue D and the Indi- There will be categories, for example, That event is not for the general pub-
an River State College Blackburn Educa- for best dressed, most talented, cutest tail lic, but it demonstrates the Brennity’s
tional Center, 3002 Avenue D. wagging and best in show, among others. involvement with animals. Graham – a
Winners will receive prizes. lifelong pet owner with everything from
“We have breakout sessions at the col- “Just fun stuff for dogs,” Graham said. hermit crabs to horses – said Tradition is
lege and vendors at the gym,” Scott said. However, dogs aren’t the only animals a natural draw for pet lovers.
that can participate. “We’re showing off all
After the day’s educational presenta- the pets that live in our community,” Gra- “We have a nice dog park in Tradition,
tions, attendees will have a chance to open ham said. Folks can enter cats, birds, fish, so we want people to know we’re pet
their businesses for a couple of hours. A ferrets or elephants. Just kidding about friendly,” Graham said.
pop-up shop will cap the day from 4 p.m. the elephants.
to 6 p.m. to give them a chance to show There’ll be a reception following the
their stuff. But, the speakers come first. show. “We’ll be having refreshments for
the dogs and refreshments for the hu-
David Washington, president of the mans,” offered Graham.
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Rue Morgue 118 Two-channel sound 68 Get hitched quick
29 Actress Peeples 119 Emphasizer 69 Lotto winner’s cry
30 Wroclaw’s river 120 Editor-playing Ed 74 A son of Eve
32 Christmas wish 121 Birds of the night 75 Baseball Hall of Famer
35 ER’s orig. night 122 Round of applause
36 Holly’s role in The Piano 123 Apt word for this entry Aparicio
39 Put away 76 The grass was always
43 My opinion of opera DOWN
1 ___ facto greener over her septic tank
plagiarists? 2 “Horsepower” coiner 77 Word to the left of right
47 Thin part of milk 3 Fairy tale frightener 83 Divine’s Polyester co-star
48 ___ time (never) 4 Firmly situated 84 Scam
49 Not allowed 5 Attack, as an envelope 85 Sine/non divider
50 Caliban’s play, with The 6 ___ for detail 87 Famous sailor’s honey
53 The mother in The Yearling 7 Robert De ___ 89 Is a goldurned lie
54 Appia, e.g. 8 Scale singing 90 Knitter’s colorful buy
55 Glazier’s insert 9 At any time 91 Spilled the beans
57 Bone prefix 10 Tahiti totem 93 More like The X-Files
58 Secretary of State under 11 Pay (up) 94 Peeve
12 Neutralized 99 Quite a while
Truman 13 San Francisco 100 Diminutive endings
60 Sis to Abigail or Tampa 101 Follower of Haile Selassie I
61 Poacher’s purchases 14 Opera’s Pinza 102 See 1 Across
62 Mt. Rushmore feature 15 Entrust to a carrier pigeon 103 A son of 74 Down
63 Showroom item 16 Move sideways 104 Duplicate
64 How I get in the mood for 18 Be bedridden 106 8, for starters?
19 Element named for an 107 Theater and movie mogul
70 Big wine tour area asteroid Marcus
71 Hit-from-behind penalty, in 20 Florence’s river 108 Chief Justice’s first name
24 Does a cashier’s job 109 Laundry
football 26 Spared 110 Sesquicentennial segs.
72 Cutlass or 88, familiarly 31 Harper’s partner 111 ___-en-scène
73 Certain radios 32 The green on old bronze 112 Anthony or Barbara
75 Il Trovatore heroine 33 What I sing during lulls in the 113 Lewis’s nutty professor,
78 It makes Leon Price into a
soprano 34 Latin lover’s word 115 Empire that Francis II
79 Soprano Ponselle 35 Least phony
80 “How ___ you?” 36 Make ___ (get away) abolished in 1806: abbr.
81 Spigoted server 37 Father to Molokai’s lepers
82 Of a river mouth 38 Impressive peak
84 Marcel Marceau’s 40 Classic routine I do during
everyman character lulls in the opera?
85 You can just up
and do it
86 “___ expert, but ...”
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SHOULD YOU FOLLOW LINE A OR LINE B? WEST NORTH EAST
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist J 10 9 7 643 82
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Laura Schlessinger claims that her radio show preaches, teaches and nags about AK54 762 Q 10 8 3
morals, values and ethics. She said, “Children are our second chance to have a great
parent-child relationship.” SOUTH
Some do not need that second chance; they had a great relationship with one or both of AKQ5
their parents. But others do want that second opportunity. AQJ2
Bridge declarers can be like that. They see two ways to get the tricks needed for their
contract — let’s call them line A and line B. Sometimes declarer must choose between
them; on other deals, it will be possible to succeed if either A or B works — which is
In this week’s deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads the club ace: two, 10, nine.
West continues with the club four (in case his partner has only queen-third of clubs).
East wins with the queen, returns the club three, wins the fourth trick with his club eight
and shifts to a low spade. How should South try to benefit from the 4-4 club split?
South starts with eight top tricks: one spade, three hearts and four diamonds. The Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
obvious chances for a ninth trick are the spade finesse working — line A, let’s say — or
the missing hearts splitting 3-3 — line B. Which would a mathematician recommend? The Bidding:
A finesse is theoretically a 50-50 shot, but a 3-3 break happens only approximately one SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
time in three. So, the finesse is the better percentage. 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass
2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
This means that South, after discarding the spade four at trick three, should pitch the heart A Clubs
five at trick four and bank everything on the spade finesse, which, of course, works!
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HOW TO TRANSFER YOUR PRACTICE GAME TO THE FIRST TEE KEVIN’S
As most of you are aware, good golf is a this as well, as you hit great shots on the post-shot routines, as you would in a and were safely
blend of the mental and physical areas of range, but can’t seem to bring it to the competitive round of golf.
the game. When we work on getting bet- course, especially under more stressful in the clubhouse),
ter physically to improve our skills, we do conditions such as tournament play. The 8. On the putting green and short-
this by rehearsing the motion mentally following with be some “Kures” on how game area, only practice with one ball. striped a 1-iron
and through physical practice. The phys- to correctly perform transfer practice,
ical practice can be divided into three which should lead to better performance 9. Hit practice balls on the range, vi- up onto the green
areas: skills development, skills retention on the course: sualizing trouble on the left and right of
and skills transfer. Some of you might not your targets, simulating on-course ac- and two-putted to
be as familiar with skills transfer. Simply 1. Practice on the golf course. You can do countability of a mis-hit shot.
put, skills transfer gets its name from the this with one ball or a few balls. Seeing the get into a into the
concept of taking the good shots or good trouble and the consequences of a mis-hit So clearly, transfer practice is a mental
short game performance we produce on shot will simulate a real round of golf. and physical process in which you are Monday playoff,
the range, and transferring that good trying to simulate on-course pressure
performance onto the course. To make 2. Hit balls on the range with the same and accountability in order to become which he subse-
my point clear, it is sometimes fascinat- club to a variety of targets at the same dis- accustomed to that environment and,
ing to listen to great players describe their tance. therefore, not allowing performance to quently won. At the By Kevin Perkins
thoughts in press conferences either pri- suffer. Well, what I call inverse trans- press conference,
or to or after a round. 3. On the practice tee, hit balls from fer practice can also be effective. What I
different lies: uphill, downhill, sidehill, mean by that is sometimes when playing following Hogan’s
One of the most interesting players to tight lies, deep rough, and from lies in a on the course, you should try to visualize
listen to over the years is Tiger Woods, divot. that you are on the driving range. great shot, an insightful reporter asked
who has gone through multiple major
swing changes in his 20-year career. He 4. On the range, play a simulated A great example of inverse transfer Hogan how in the world he could hit
would often chronicle the changes by ex- round. Obviously, if the first hole is a par- practice was the great Ben Hogan on the
pressing that he’s doing very well with the 5, start with the driver and then hit what 72nd hole of the 1953 U.S. Open at the such a magnificent 1-iron under such im-
swing changes on the driving range, but you would most likely hit for your second difficult Merion Golf Club. As a matter of
is struggling to transfer them to the golf shot. Continue this process to complete fact, the shot that I’m going to describe is mense U.S. Open pressure. Hogan replied
course. Tiger would often nickname him- the simulated round. depicted in a well-known photograph dis-
self “Ranger Rick” as a way of saying that played in many clubhouses across Ameri- so eloquently, saying “I visualize myself
I am great on the range, but having trou- 5. Practice on the range; use different ca, showing Hogan in his follow-through
ble bringing that performance to the golf clubs, aiming at a variety of different tar- of the famous fairway shot from 230 hitting 1-irons on my driving range in
course. I’m sure some of you can relate to gets, from different yardages. yards out. Hogan, tied for the lead with
Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio (both Forth Worth, Texas.” What a wonder-
6. On the practice tee, hit balls with of whom had completed their rounds
different ball flights: fades, draws, hooks, ful example of inverse transfer practice,
slices, low shots and high shots.
where Hogan transferred his mind back
7. On the practice tee, go over pre- and
to the safe confines of the driving range
in Forth Worth, resulting in an amazing
shot under intense pressure.
Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes-
sional and operates his Golf Academy at 76
Golf World in Stuart. Kevin has authored
the golf instructional book Golf Everyone,
published by Hunter Textbooks. Kevin may
be reached at 561-301-3783, email: dkper-
[email protected], or visit his website at www.
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