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02/22/2018 ISSUE 08

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Is that crystal clear? P2 Here’s the beef. P30 One perky Pomeranian!

Indian Harbour Beach council Dining review: Charlie & Jake’s
wants the facts on dumped sand. Barbecue has meats – and more.

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Grim reality of TOGETHER WE STAND DOWN ... Officials wary of
school shootings proposal for new
bursts our bubble property tax cut

STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT
[email protected] [email protected]

Last Wednesday the world Satellite High School principal Mark Elliott and assistant principal Ilene Herr will both be retiring at school year’s end. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD Brevard County officials cast
was looking up Parkland, Fla., a wary eye last week at a pro-
on Google maps and the na- Retirement beckons for pair of Satellite High administrators posed amendment to the Flor-
tional media was discovering it ida Constitution that would cut
and booking flights to get there. STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT what to give Herr for a retirement gift later this property taxes for about 72,000
year, when she leaves the school after 28 years. homeowners in the county in
I did not need to go dis- Satellite High assistant principal Ilene Herr 2019 – possibly at the expense
cover Parkland. My first beat glances at the clock every few minutes while “She said, ‘I’m going to have a bell installed of some 184,000 businesses
as a reporter in 1993 was sitting at her office desk. in your house and every 48 minutes you can and part-time homeowners.
covering education for the run outside and make sure everyone’s OK.’”
Herr does this as she tells a story about the “So 78 percent of the prop-
COMMENTARY time her daughter-in-law came to visit her at Herr, 66, has been a fixture at Satellite since erty owners could pay an in-
school, and had a sudden inspiration about crease so 22 percent get a
Coral Springs-Parkland Forum CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 decrease?” County Commis-
newspaper. When I heard sioner Jim Barfield of Merritt
about the tragic shooting that Island asked. “I don’t know
ended the lives of 15 students why we’d want that.”
and two teachers, I knew the
type of community that was Commissioners would have
shattered. no choice, however, if Florida
voters in November approve
From what I recall after a Amendment 1, changing Sec-
quarter century, Marjory Stone- tion 6(a) of Article 7 of Florida’s
man Douglas High School was Constitution and ushering in
one of those developer land what would be a third $25,000
deals to build a school virtually homestead exemption.
inside a planned community.
Parkland was the antidote to Homeowners already have
the urban sprawl and zero lot- an exemption on the first
line developments that sprang
up in Coral Springs, Deerfield CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Beach and West Boca as all five
boroughs of New York, plus OCEANA COMPLEX FILLING UP FAST
Long Island and half of New
Jersey, seemed to move en PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER founder of Tricon Develop-
masse to Broward and Palm [email protected] ment.
Beach counties.
The two-tower, 10-story Built on the former four-
Parkland was carved out Oceana Oceanfront Condomin- acre site of the 2004 hurricane-
of woods, swamp and some iums are sellilng briskly as con- ravaged Ramada Inn resort,
agricultural land into five-acre struction continues after being the 108 condominiums are all
delayed slightly by Hurricane three-bedroom units with three
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Irma, according to developer floor plans ranging from 1,911
Maurice Kodsi of Cocoa Beach,
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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2 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

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Council wants to be crystal clear on dumped sand issue OCEANA CONDOMINIUMS

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER $10,000 on its own tests of the sand. processed mine sand permitted by state CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
[email protected] Fleming admitted the sand being used environmental regulators, paving the
technically meets the county require- way for the current projects on Brevard’s square feet, 2,339 square feet, and cor-
After hearing complaints about the ments but he questions the criteria for south barrier island to gain approval. ner units with 2,472 square feet with
county dumping “muddy” sand to re- the grain size and silt content. wraparound balconies.
plenish Mid-Reach beaches, the Indian About 30,000 cubic yards of this up-
Harbour Beach City Council wants to For decades, sand had been pumped land mined sand is being dumped on So far all but three units – one of
hear solid science that the material is via an elaborate dredge operation from the beach currently as an emergency each size – have been sold in the South
good for – or at least not harmful to – our the ocean floor. To save money and repair, with more to come. Fleming Tower with about half the units sold in
reef and wildlife. provide local jobs, governments began opposes plans to dump 15 to 20 times the North Tower, Kodsi said.
using sand mines nearly 10 years ago. more of what he describes as “unspeci-
The move to request a workshop Indian River County was one of the first fied material” on Mid-reach beaches. “We did have zero damage from
came after Matt Fleming of Save the Mid to get a large-scale beach project using Hurricane Irma but we got delayed be-
Reach urged the IHB council to spend Fleming has appeared before the Sat- cause of it. Sales have gone better than
ellite Beach City Council several times expected. Satellite Beach is desirable,”
on the issue but this was his first ap- he said.
pearance before the Indian Harbour
Beach council. Save the Mid Reach will The strong early sales at Oceana are
also hold a public protest from noon to part of a recent upswing in various
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Pelican Beach types of housing developments in Sat-
Park in Satellite Beach. Indian Harbour ellite Beach, said community develop-
Beach City Manager Mark Ryan said the ment director John Stone.
workshop has yet to be scheduled.
The South Oceana Tower is expected
After the meeting, Fleming said the to be complete by June, with the North
IHB council, even though the sand re- Tower and entire project to be finished
nourishment projects are not funded by spring 2019.
by the city, now realizes they have some
catching up to do on the sand quality Considered one of the last ocean-
issue.  front lots in Brevard County big
enough to support a condo complex of
its size, Oceana units have been a rela-
tively easy sell so far, Kodsi said.

“With the project our size, it’s a mar-
ket of its own because it’s oceanfront.

PROPERTY TAX PROPOSAL “It’s going to be tough to find that
extra $12 million,” commission Chair-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 woman Rita Pritchett said.

$25,000 in value, plus an additional ex- At one point, Barfield passed his col-
emption on any value between $50,000 leagues a spreadsheet he prepared,
and $75,000. showing his Merritt Island home, as-
sessed at $243,600 in 2016, with a
The new proposal, if approved taxable value of $193,600 then but a
by 60 percent of voters, would cut $143,600 value under the new exemp-
$25,000 from taxable value in excess of tion.
$100,000 by exempting the $25,000 be-
tween $100,000 and $125,000 of value. Barfield calculated his $3,185 in vari-
Homes with assessed values of less ous county taxes from 2016 would drop
than $100,000 would be unaffected by to $2,753 under the new exemption –
the Amendment 1 exemption. Homes for a savings of $432.
valued at more than $100,000 but less
than $125,000 on the tax rolls would But he questioned what he’d have to
not benefit from the entire $25,000 ex- give up for the savings, what the loss
emption. of $12 million would do to services the
county provides. Abbate said his staff
And the reduction in taxable prop- hasn’t compared those losses yet.
erty value would mean a loss of $12
million from county revenue, County “It’s still two years down the line,”
Manager Frank Abbate said Thursday Abbate said.
in a workshop.
County taxpayers this year were cal-
He broke down the $12 million loss to culated to pay $230.4 million toward
include $7.28 million from the general the county’s $1.2 billion budget, re-
countywide fund, plus about $1 million cords show. Commissioners last fall ap-
from law enforcement; $873,000 from proved a composite tax rate of $6.33 per
libraries; $783,000 from recreation; every $1,000 of taxable property value.
$699,000 from fire control; $345,000
from mosquito control; $317,000 from Starting in June, when Property Ap-
roads and bridges; and $108,000 from praiser Dana Blickley issues an esti-
environmentally endangered lands. mated value of the county’s new prop-
erty value, including new construction,
The losses would leave county staff- county staffers will start the process of
ers wrestling to cut that much from calculating the potential tax income for
the budget that would start in Octo- the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
ber 2019, Abbate said, or force com-
missioners to increase the tax rate on Commissioner Curt Smith of Viera
commercial properties and others that said the county’s main task until No-
don’t get homestead exemptions. vember will be to educate voters about
the lesser-known effects of the new
proposed exemption. 

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If you are going to retire, do you want The other recent significant residen- units with 10 percent commercial, propose for the property.
to retire on a parking lot on U.S. 1? No. tial development activity in Satellite Stone said. Adjacent to that 27 acres, to the west
You want to retire on the oceanfront Beach involves 27 acres of former mili-
where you can go to the restaurants tary housing across from Hightower Demolition of the remaining homes is a planned unit development of 150
and the movies. If you don’t buy from Beach. in the area formerly known as Satel- residential units on 10 acres that has
me, where are you going to buy? It’s a lite Shores should begin within 60 been approved for 25 six-plex town-
captive market,” he said. The property sold recently for about days. The city still has not seen a con- homes being developed by Vintage
$16 million for up to 398 residential cept plan indicating what developers Homes. 

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ADMINISTRATORS RETIRING next two years, and some 50 teachers
had to leave the school.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Satellite’s 47-year-old campus got
1990, when she started as a guidance a $35 million facelift in 2009, which
counselor, later became a dean and brought the school to where it is today,
then assistant principal. a modern campus with 1,300 students.

She isn’t the only long-time SHS ad- “In the long run we have a beautiful
ministrator retiring this year. Principal 9-12 high school with fantastic, the best,
Mark Elliott, who has held his position teachers,” Elliott said. “These people are
for 20 years, is retiring as well. So is Ath- like family.”
letic Director Linda Anderson, who also
been in her job for 20 years. Years ago, he encouraged Herr to
move into administration and advance
Elliott started his career in educa- to more challenging positions.
tion as a 22-year-old first-time teacher
at Satellite in 1984. He transferred two “I will tell you she is one of the fin-
years later, and returned to be principal est educators I’ve ever worked with …
in 1998. Elliot said he’s hired 98 percent her dedication, her work ethic and her
of the staff at the school, and will espe- knowledge,” Elliott said.
cially miss his partnership with Herr.
Herr decided to stay at Satellite de-
“She and I and the group, we just kind spite being asked to move to other
of worked together and time flew by and schools and get on track to also become
next thing you know, we are where we a principal. “It was a very big, controver-
are,” he said. “I told her that she should sial thing because (the district) didn’t
stay and she said, ‘I’m not training an- want you to stay at the same school,”
other principal’ – and laughed.” Herr said. “They wanted you to have dif-
ferent kinds of experiences.”
Herr, for her part, said she and Elliott
decided to retire together because nei- She felt like the first part of her career,
ther of them wanted to work with some- working at a vocational school in up-
one new. state New York, was enough variety. She
wanted to stay put at Satellite, where she
Herr and Elliott both came to Satellite loved the community, the staff, the stu-
when it served only grades 10-12. Ninth- dents, and the parents she worked with.
graders at the time went next door to
what is now Delaura Middle School. Staying at Satellite also kept her closer
to her own elderly parents, whom she
The pair went on to shepherd Satellite cared for.
through some of the biggest changes in
school history. The most notable, as they Both Herr and Elliott say it’s unusual
both remember, was when the school’s for administrators to stay at one school
boundaries were expanded inland to as long as they have.
serve students from the growing com-
munities of Suntree and Viera. By 2005, School Board member Tina Descov-
the school’s enrollment had swelled to a ich also said it’s unique. She graduated
peak of 2,200 students. from Satellite High in 1992 and remem-
bers both Herr and Anderson, who
“We had to make a bus loop. We didn’t was a teacher at that point. “They’ve
even know what a bus loop was,” Herr been in those positions for a very long
said. “We had 31 portables. We had to time,” Descovich said. “It’s going to be a
bring in portable bathrooms.” big change.” She said the school board
hopes to have a new principal in place
Elliott notes that the flipside of that by the first of May, and a replacement
challenge came in 2008 when Viera for Herr soon after.
High School opened and the mainland
students were re-districted to the new She thanked all three retiring Satellite
facility. administrators for their years of dedica-
tion. “We are grateful for their service
Satellite’s student population and wish them well in retirement, and
dropped back down to 1,250 over the are looking forward to exciting things

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in the future for the whole community,” They plan to trek across the Middle ate where they might move next. fectly organized office.
Descovich said. West and northern United States, take Herr said she isn’t worried about a re- She plans to become more involved
a cruise out of Alaska, and then make
Elliott, 56, and his wife Erica, a fourth- their way back across the country placement being able to fill her shoes. at the Sunday school at her synagogue,
grade teacher at Quest Elementary in through places like Lake Tahoe, Colora- “If somebody dropped in from where she is principal, and make fre-
Melbourne, have big plans for retire- do and the Grand Canyon. They intend quent trips to New York to see Broadway
ment. “We’re taking off in our motor to visit family along the way and evalu- space they could probably just open a shows. But beyond that, she isn’t sure
home and we’re heading out,” he said. file and know exactly what to do,” she how she’ll fill her newfound free time. 
said, waving an arm around her per-

6 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

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COMMENTARY crowding at Coral Springs’ two other is 78 percent minority. ward County is about as solid Democrat
high schools at the time. To give you At first the school was referred to as you’re gonna get. Hillary Clinton won
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 an idea of the incredible growth, Coral 66.5 percent of the county’s votes. Park-
Springs High School was built in 1975, as “Stoneman” by locals, not a great land and Coral Springs voted 51.1 and
ranchettes and luxury estate homesites. J.P. Taravella in 1981, Marjory Stoneman nickname considering Coral Springs’ 61.3 percent for Clinton, respectively.
It was out where my father used to take Douglas in 1990 and Coral Glades in growing teen drug problem in the early
me fishing “in the sticks” as a little girl. 2004. These are behemoth high schools 1990s. Now it is called Douglas or Stone- Why does any of this matter? Relat-
When I worked for the Forum newspa- – not like the ones South Brevard resi- man Douglas. It was decidedly the safer ability.
per, I used to drive through Parkland on dents are used to. Satellite High ranges school to send your kids, and families
my way to work. It was an idyllic place – from 1,100 to 1,300 students. Mel High paid dearly to live nearby. The median It might not be right, or moral or fair,
green, lush and quiet – a welcome break enrolls about 2,100 students. Mar- home price is about $600,000. but it’s human nature that when violent
from the concrete jungle. jory Stoneman Douglas has 3,200. It’s crime, tragedy or even a natural disas-
roughly 38 percent minority (Satellite News reports refer to Parkland as a ter strikes, it gets more attention, more
When the school opened in 1990, it is 19 percent), and significantly whiter “bubble” and that’s accurate. It’s un- empathy and more action if the view-
was a prototype – a showpiece. It had than, for example, Deerfield Beach High like the rest of urban South Florida. It’s ing and reading public relates to the
the best of everything, from academics School where I graduated in 1988, which not in a gun-toting, ultra-conservative victims. And if the powers that be relate
to athletics to performing arts. Bible-belt town, but it is slightly more to the victims.
conservative than its neighbors. Bro-
It siphoned off the massive over- The 2014 Charleston shooting that
killed nine people happened at a black
church. The Las Vegas shooting that
killed 58 people happened on the Vegas
strip – not everybody hangs out on the
Vegas strip. The Orlando Pulse night-
club shooting killed 49 people, but the
reality is that it was a gay bar at 2 a.m.
Not a wealthy suburban high school
where kids were studying American his-
tory at 2 p.m. When we saw the names
and faces of the deceased emerge on
social media or on television, those kids
looked just like our kids. The coach and
teacher like our school leaders.

This shooting hits home for so many
parents, grandparents, teachers and stu-
dents on Brevard’s south barrier island.

On top of that, the apparent complete
failure to follow protocols at the FBI
Miami Field Office puts this tragedy
squarely in the preventable category,
which makes those 17 deaths even more
heartbreaking.

Right now there are vigils and ral-
lies and calls for the government to do
something to protect us from this hap-
pening again. To ban assault weapons,
or high-capacity bump mags. Know-
ing the politics, I wouldn’t bet on any
major change happening overnight, if
at all. Americans love guns, the Second
Amendment is sacred to many, and the
gun lobby is powerful.

The debate rages. Is the problem
these automatic weapons? Or is it the
mental illness of all these troubled
young white men? Is it video games,
bullying, social media or social isola-
tion? Could armed teachers, or more
armed law enforcement on campus
prevent the next mass shooting?

In the meantime, we apply a costly
Band-aid. We give up our freedoms. We
beef up security at schools.

If you have a child in Brevard schools,
you know that steel bars and fences now
surround your child’s classrooms. The
gates are locked tight and your ID must
pass through the computer screening
to get on campus. Your student partici-
pates in lock-down drills.

I grew up with barbed-wire fences
around my public high school in Bro-
ward. It felt like a prison. I hoped my
son would never have to learn that way.
Our bubble has broken, too. 

Festive fundraiser
for fledgling
South Beach Players

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Festive fundraiser for fledgling South Beach Players

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Donna Roberts with Jeannine Mjoseth. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER
[email protected]
Historic Sebastian Beach Inn in Mel-
The beachside’s sultry climate can bourne Beach.
induce the most interesting of things
to flourish: jungle vines, orchids, sea Roberts is directing a cast of seven
turtle hatchlings. Seedlings of ideas, in “Three Tables” by Dan Remmes.
too. Mjoseth chose Nina Shengold’s four-
person “Lives of the Great Waitresses.”
One particular seedling, a desire to
bring community theater to the South On this night, guests are greeted
Beaches, had its start on the beach in with hugs from Roberts and Mjoseth
Floridana, when two friends met for and ushered into the one-room club-
the first time. house. The entire south wall is devot-
ed to tables heaped with appetizers
In under a year’s time, the two, and crudités, some bought but most
Jeannine Mjoseth and Donna Rob- brought from home. Directly to the
erts, have nurtured that idea into a left of the entrance is a bar staffed by
full-blown theater group, South Beach Seychelle and Will Webster, Roberts’
Players, which is on the cusp of per- daughter and son-in-law.
forming its first production.
At this point, the hard work is done
The group is a labor of love for the and rehearsals are rolling along. The
two women and they’ve poured time
and money into its cultivation.

A fundraiser last Friday served
several purposes, beyond trying to
recoup some of the out-of-pocket ex-
penses. The event at the Floridana
Beach Civic Association Clubhouse
brought together about 90 supporters
and friends, actors and family mem-
bers for an evening of food, music,
dancing and pure relaxation. A cash
bar, 50/50 raffle and silent auction
raised at least $1,000, Roberts said.

“It’s so amazing how the whole
community has come together with
this. Everybody has donated for the
silent auction and all these people are
coming and they’ve donated food and
wine,” she said, adding, “It was just us
two, initially. We had this dream and
one thing led to another.”

Said Mjoseth: “It’s not just Flori-
dana, it’s the whole A1A, from the
state park all the way to Indialantic.”

As explained in a previous Mel-
bourne Beachsider profile, the group’s
first show will consist of two short
plays to be performed March 14 and
21 at Coppola’s Bar and Grille at the

Maurice Houeix with Laurel and Bruce Cox.

famous, laid-back South Beach atmo- your brain stimulated. I never did act-
sphere gives way to giddy anticipation ing before, so … It’s a challenge and I
that This. Is. Happening. Mjoseth and hope I don’t fail,” DeSantis said.
Roberts are grateful and thanking all
who have come this evening. Much more like a neighborhood
party than a fundraiser, guests are en-
“There is untapped talent in this couraged to stroll the grounds under a
area,” Mjoseth said. waxing moon and star-pocked sky. A
firepit illuminates a crescent of plas-
One of those talents is Ernest De- tic chairs as party-goers sit back and
Santis, who owns the Floridana Beach listen to musician Don Sadler perform
Motel and who took the acting plunge hits from 1970s heavyweights.
for a novel reason.
Waves crash endlessly a few yards
“I don’t want to get dementia. Not away as visitors hang out on the dune
that I was told that I have it. But I’ve crossover, perhaps planting their own
heard that you need to do something idea seedlings. 
that you’ve never done before to keep

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Pam Sims, Clare Fogle and Isa DeSantis.

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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Barbara Van Dam and Tatyana Weinstein.
Seychelle Webster with grandmother Pat Hayford, Mia Shea and Laura Rankin.

June Wright, Joanne Pralle and Lilly Ortega. Gaby and Rylee Dwyer.

Sandy Heal with Susan and Hillary Williams.

Tim and Donna Roberts

Dave and Debra Rice. Beth Glover and Steve Hilmy.



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‘Man’ possessed: Director has passion for story-telling

STORY BY ANTHEA MANAYON Correspondent in the aerospace industry eventually led Letting go of the firefighting pros- Kevin O’Neill at his parents’
to a job offer at the Kennedy Space Cen- pect, he followed his calling and gravesite in Rockledge.
In classic mythology, the hero leaves ter, and their family’s big move to Mer- moved to Los Angeles, where for 10
his ordinary world to search for treasure ritt Island, Florida, by the early 1970s. years he built a career as an actor, PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
on a perilous journey through another mostly starring in television shows
world unseen by the common eye. He Right after high school graduation, and commercials. ing in his films. O’Neill was unaware
battles wild creatures and encoun- O’Neill had no idea what he was going of this reoccurring phenomenon in
ters challenging scenarios he would to do, as so many of us can relate. In an O’Neill came back to Florida in 1996 his films until he came to a realiza-
not have otherwise faced in his topsoil effort to find purpose and make good because of Orlando’s reputation as a tion that he was referencing his moth-
world. In the end, he emerges from the use of his time, he joined the military. growing entertainment hub at the time er, who had passed away in 2006, the
other world – the underground cave, He was in Fort Jackson, South Caro- and the vast opportunities with big fea- same year he made his first film. “My
the cannibalistic village, or the mysti- lina, and Fort Stewart, Georgia, for ture film companies. By then, he was mother wasn’t alive to see the first film
cal woods we all so fondly have been fa- two years before moving back to Mer- able to truly focus on theater and cre- I ever did, and I was writing about her
miliar with from films and storybooks ritt Island to become a firefighter, as a ative film projects, which he did not al- in these stories, subconsciously,” he
– and returns, forever changed, to his young man still lost but attracted by ways get to do in Los Angeles because of relates, citing examples including “50
own world. He now has a pristine un- the element of danger and adventure its saturated market. He then went on to Hours” and “Captain Fin.”
derstanding of the light and darkness attached to the profession. become a teacher of acting at the Maile
existing in the world and in himself, School in Winter Park for 15 years. “And now, I’m doing [the same] with
and at last, finds peace. One day, he received a call from his my dad. Now it’s more intentional, be-
chief asking the big, looming question As O’Neill had thought, he finally cause I wrote the script knowing it’s
Without a doubt, there is something we all so often dread to face, “What found his sole passion in acting. How- about my dad.”
about going deep into the darkness that are you doing with your life?” Prodded ever, he would later discover that his
makes bringing out the “treasure” all by this thought, he decided to enroll at creative calling did not end there. “The Man in the Woods” will be shot
the more rewarding. Aside from that, it Brevard Community College with the by O’Neill’s production team, Olive
also makes for a pretty epic story. hope of pursuing some “direction” by “I had a conversation one day with Ranch Road Productions, on 16mm
gaining some actual, serious knowl- a guy who was always out on the sets, film at two main locations in Sorrento
It comes to no surprise that many of edge about firefighting. but I didn’t know who he was,” O’Neill and Orlando by the end of March.
the best creatives in our world, such as recounts. In their discussion, he com-
J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Stephen Once he was there, however, it did not mented on how a lot of directors did There is no doubt that O’Neill’s jour-
Spielberg or Meryl Streep, continue take very long for his true passion to fall not know how to talk to actors, and in ney to becoming a filmmaker has been
to tell the story of their underworlds into place. While O’Neill was in the col- consequence, were not really teaching a path full of successes and limbos,
through their books, films, characters lege for a firefighting course, he took an direction. “They talk about the shots from the military, to firefighting, to
and music. elective in theater just because he “felt [and] a lot of things, but [not] about becoming an actor-turned-director,
like it.” His big break happened on his characters or the foundation.” The guy, through the death of both his parents
A local director by the name of Kevin first day of class, when he was picked as O’Neill embarrassingly discovered and moving back and forth between
O’Neill does the same in his work. His out of an audition for having danced soon after, was a teacher of directing at the west coast and the farthest south-
current short film project entitled “The poorly. The director, however, had seen Full Sail University. He invited O’Neill east part of the United States. Now, he
Man in the Woods” tells a story about a light in him and thought he was fun- to conduct a seminar in his directing has come back to his world, ready to
an elderly man with Alzheimer’s dis- ny, and he was later cast to play the DJ in class, and they eventually became col- share the journey with his audience.
ease haunted by recollections of anoth- a staging of “West Side Story.” leagues. As O’Neill continued to do
er time and place, where a young boy more of this, it turned into his full-time “I’m very excited about doing this at
with asthma, clinging for his life, is lost Naturally, he excelled – like his suc- job, which he still holds. this time of my life. I’ve got the greatest
in the woods. cessful, although brief, stint at the fire talent, [and] the greatest crew ever. I’m
station. O’Neill explains his passion As demonstrated in O’Neill’s story, ready to do this story, and I know I can
Before this project came to life, formula in this way: “When I do some- sometimes all it takes is a chance en- do it justice.”
O’Neill had to go through a few perilous thing, I do it all the time.” He then went counter with the right person to com-
journeys of his own throughout his ca- on to perform in stage plays such as pletely change the course of our lives. You can show your support for “The
reer and personal worlds. “Bye, Bye Birdie” and “Grease” at ven- Man in the Woods” by viewing the video
ues like the Surfside Playhouse and Now, O’Neill has evolved his love for campaign at: www.indiegogo.com/proj-
The oldest of five siblings, he was Cocoa Village Playhouse. O’Neill had theater into full-time directing and ects/man-in-the-woods. 
born in Sacramento, California, in 1957 fallen in love with theater, and had no storytelling. Many of his films have
to Irene, a full-time mother and home- desire to be anything but an actor. character-driven plots that provide
maker, and Jim, who then worked with insight on sensitive subjects, such
McDonnell Douglas. His father’s career as racism in his zero-dialogue film
“Lean” about two children in love, yet
blind to each other’s race. More than
just forging stories to impress his au-
dience, he is focused on creating real
content that is relevant and relatable
for the world we live in.

Such is the premise that “The Man in
the Woods” builds upon, being some-
what inspired by O’Neill’s personal
connection with his father who had
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Dis-
ease (COPD) and Alzheimer’s disease
toward the last few years of his life, until
he passed away in 2016.

O’Neill was brought to attention
about the personal connection to his
early work by a good friend who asked
about the reason for all the women dy-

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ARTS & THEATRE

Watercolor show makes a ‘Splash’

STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER works and offered them for sale to the
[email protected] public. The weekend began with a Fri-
day artists’ reception and the award-
It was a gorgeous, pastel-colored, ing of winner’ ribbons and certificates.
puffy-clouded blue sky watercolor
weekend outdoors on the barrier is- The Brevard Watercolor Society, a
land. Just over the Eau Gallie Causeway nonprofit organization established in
at the Azan Shrine Temple, the Brevard 1995, is dedicated to “promoting the
Watercolor Society brought all those beauty of watercolor painting and en-
brilliant hues to life indoors at its 23rd riching the quality of life in our com-
Annual show, “Splash of Watercolor,” munity through workshops, educa-
on Saturday and Sunday. tion and exhibitions.” The group holds
regular meetings and workshops at the
Many of the society’s almost 200 Satellite Beach Civic Center. 
members displayed their original

Left: Brevard Watercolor Society President Diane Harmon. Right: Barbara Brennan with her piece, “Girasoli Italiani.”

Left: Linda Schuler with her piece “The Art Teacher.” Right: Witha Lacuesta with student Jean Johnson.

Left: Jeanette Drake with her
piece “Reflections of Blue.”
Bottom: Artist Beverly Morgan.
Right: Cindy McKee particiaptes

in the “Paint Around.”

PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER

14 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

ARTS & THEATRE

Coming Up: Catch Thursday night fever with the ‘Bee Gees’

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

1 “Well, you can tell by the way I use
my walk, I’m a woman’s man, no

time to talk.” Are you picturing Barry,

Robin and Maurice in those white bell

bottoms? “Stayin’ Alive: One Night of

the Bee Gees” is on stage at the King

Center this Thursday at 8 p.m. and it’ll

really take you back visually and musi-

cally. The show brings a big Bee Gees

playlist, plus big-screen video clips,

photos and cool imagery. Get those

memories going with: “Night Fever,”

“Jive Talkin,’” “How Deep Is Your Love,”

“You Should Be Dancing,” “I Started a 1 ‘Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees,’ at the King Center Thursday night.

Joke,” “Stayin’ Alive” and plenty more.

Make this Thursday night feel more

like Saturday Night (Fever). Curtain’s male dancers who, says the show web-
site, perform the full range of the ballet
at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32.25. and modern dance repertoire, classical
and original works, “in faithful rendi-
2 Ballet aficionados whose sense of tions of the manners and concepts of
humor is alive and well are likely those dance styles.” From the Seattle
Times review: “The Trocks sit firmly
familiar with the internationally lauded at the intersection of fun and flawless
dance.” Allan Ulrich in the San Fran-
dance company Les Ballets Trockadero cisco Chronicle: “The all-male dance
parody troupe is still the funniest and
de Monte Carlo, and will not want to

miss an opportunity to see their perfor-

mance at the King Center this Sunday

night. The Trockaderos are professional 2 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, at the King Center on Sunday night.

most sophisticated act around … In strument’s installation was closely fol-
the four decades I have been follow- lowed by the media, and the concert
ing the Trocks, they have never danced held for its dedication in January 2013
better.” Add to that, their comedic tim- was attended by more than 1,400. The
ing is wickedly hilarious and, promises 75-minute concert begins at 3 p.m.
the show promo, “They can dance en
pointe without falling flat on their fac- 4 Anyone wishing to encourage
es.” The company has been performing Brevard’s young people to pursue
for 44 years and promises to “keep on
Trockin’” for the next 44. Show time is 8 the arts have a fine opportunity to do so
p.m. Tickets start at $48.
this Sunday: Four accomplished young

musicians and vocalists will be show-

cased in “Greatest Songs from Broad-

3 It won’t be your grandma’s pipe way,” part of the Creative Arts Foun-
organ. Already a highly ac-
dation of Brevard’s Music on the Hills

claimed pipe organist, Philadelphian concert series, which runs monthly

Monica Czausz, not yet 30, is consid- during the season. Featured this month

ered a rising star among young classi- will be: Shannon Reid, 15, Eliana Berre-

cal musicians. “The American Organ- an, 18, Jadon Brooks, 15, and The Dick-

ist” magazine says Czausz possesses Doc Duo. (I have no idea.) The Creative

“artistic mastery far beyond her years.” Arts Foundation supports individuals

Czausz will be featured in recital this with exceptional talent in music, dra-

Sunday afternoon in the annual Rising ma, dance, literature or visual arts, with

Star organ concert at Advent Luther- a primary focus on students of the arts

an Church in Suntree. A summa cum with financial needs. Sunday’s show

laude graduate of Rice University with will take place at Friendship Fellowship

a master’s in organ performance, Cza- at Pineda, in Rockledge, and will fea-

usz has won numerous organ competi- ture arrangements from “Showboat,”

tions, and has performed in numerous “The Sound of Music,” “West Side Sto-

venues across the U.S. This Sunday, the ry,” “Les Miserables,” “Man of La Man-

music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Bovet, cha” and more. How many successful,

Weaver, Creston and others will fill the beloved stars would never have had a

sanctuary as she plays Advent’s mag- chance to shine were it not for support

nificent American-made A.E. Schleu- received when they were struggling to

ter pipe organ of 36 ranks and 2,196 “find their voice.” The performance be-

pipes, an instrument certainly worthy gins at 4 p.m. A $5 donation will be ap-

of Czausz’s masterful talent; the in- preciated. 



The road from California’s Highway more genetically diverse as a defense – and about a quarter of that is pro- low the most promising trees to thrive.
1 rises along the western slopes of the against rising man-made threats. tected. Erratic weather patterns have Which trees should be felled and
Santa Cruz Mountains, through vine- raised the risk to the trees, including
yards and horse farms, to the steepen- When the three-year project is com- changes in the frequency of fog, from which kept is now largely guesswork
ing Empire Grade. A dirt-road turnoff plete, scientists will have the genetic which redwoods absorb the moisture based, in this case, on Campbell’s ex-
dips into a dank twilight, sun filtering fingerprints of hundreds of redwoods, at their crowns. Coastal erosion from perience, including his time as the
through stands of trees that John Stein- a sample large enough to determine rising sea levels brings a future threat. director of Yale’s research and demon-
beck called “ambassadors from anoth- which trees have the characteristics to stration forests in New England.
er time.” best withstand increased moisture or “We don’t know how the climate is
drought, heat increases or tempera- going to change nor much about what “Thinning works,” Campbell said.
The coast redwoods, ancient and ture drops. The results will be available effect those changes will have on these “It’s about choosing the trees we want
threatened, mix with towering Douglas as an open online resource, a shared trees,” Burns said. to see carry into the future. Knowing
firs and opportunistic tanoaks through- tool for those managing the forests. the genetics will make sure that I don’t
out this restoration project on a moun- The best defense against the un- screw that choice up.”
taintop just miles from the sea. The red- “We’re trying to apply basic science known is to make stands such as this
woods here are youthful, none probably to the basic decisions we’re making on one in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains The redwood genome project be-
more than a century and a half old. The the ground,” said Emily Burns, director more resilient. The best way to accom- gan in April 2017, when a sample was
massive stumps of their old-growth an- of science for the century-old nonprofit plish that is to ensure that these forests taken from an old-growth redwood
cestors are encircled by the young, clus- Save the Redwoods League, which is pay- are genetically diverse. in Butano State Park, about an hour’s
ters known as “fairy rings.” ing for the $2.6 million project through drive north in San Mateo County. The
private donations. “What we see around Knowing a tree’s genetic makeup, tree’s exact location is kept secret to
As California’s climate changes to us is the result of environment and ge- and how those traits fit into a larger prevent overzealous tourism.
one of extremes and humans continue netics. Until now, we’ve been making stand of trees, will allow Burns and
to harvest, the only coast redwoods on decisions based only on environment.” Richard Campbell, the league’s for- Two labs – one at the University of
the planet are in peril. The challenge to estry program manager, to trust the California at Davis, the other at Johns
preserving them is here, in forests like Since the mid-19th-century gold choices they make in protecting and Hopkins University in Baltimore – be-
this one – and so, scientists believe, is rush showcased the extent of Califor- restoring redwood forests. gan work on identifying the tree’s ge-
the key to a solution. nia’s natural wealth, redwood timber netic makeup. The science is complex
has been prized by home builders and “It’s going to be like speaking a new and time-consuming. A human has 3
For the first time, scientists are map- furniture makers for its quality and language,” said Burns, 37, who grew billion “base pairs” of DNA on its chro-
ping the coast redwood’s genome, a color. The trees’ harvesting acceler- up in a redwood house north of San mosomes; a redwood has 38 billion.
genetic code 12 times larger than that ated around the turn of the last cen- Francisco and, for her doctorate at the
of a human being. By the end of the tury, when new rail lines quickened the University of California at Berkeley, The lead scientist is David Neale, a
year, scientists hope to have mapped pace of the international lumber trade. studied the effects of climate on the professor of population biology and
the complete genome of the coast red- coastal redwood forests. plant sciences at UC-Davis who has
wood and of the giant sequoia, a close Old-growth redwood forests once spent 40 years in the field developing
cousin that also is among the tallest extended from the now-arid north- Restoration work in “second growth” and refining the technology being used
trees in the world, some reaching hun- ern edge of southern California to the redwood forests – those that have in this project.
dreds of feet high. Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Just been harvested at least once before –
5 percent of the redwoods that stood is sometimes counterintuitive. As the While examining the initial redwood
The genetic code of a single before 1849 are still alive, and the tree’s forests reemerge, they do so in ways sample, Neale and his team have gath-
1,300-year-old redwood and of a footprint has shrunk by one third. that often stifle growth, as young trees ered genetic material from 10 other
same-age sequoia will serve as base- compete for root and branch space. old-growth redwoods across a variety
lines and the first step in better un- About 1.6 million acres of redwoods of climates and altitudes. This is the
derstanding how to make these forests remain – an area roughly the size of The “fairy rings” around the old- second stage of the project: expanding
Delaware and Rhode Island combined growth stumps, while signs of vitality, the genetic library available to forest
also routinely need to be cut back to al- managers.

CAMPBELL EXPLAINS A MAP OF THE TREES
IN THE AREA. KNOWING A TREE’S GENETIC
MAKEUP WILL HELP THEM MAKE BETTER
CHOICES TO RESTORE THE FORESTS.

“It begins to give you an estimate of “On a pretty routine basis, we learn RICHARD CAMPBELL, FORESTRY PROGRAM Blue rings have been painted around
the kind of genetic variation that can about our own biology by studying the MANAGER FOR SAVE THE REDWOODS some of the redwoods, meaning Camp-
be found in specific stands of these genetics of others,” he said. “I’m not say- bell has approved them for removal.
trees,” he said, describing how the in- ing we will in this case, but redwoods do LEAGUE, AND EMILY BURNS, DIRECTOR
formation will be used in terms similar live a fantastically long life, and it would OF SCIENCE FOR THE LEAGUE, EXAMINE “If Richard knew that tree was genet-
to how genetic material is applied in be fascinating to discover why.” REDWOODS IN DEADMAN GULCH IN SAN ically different in some significant way
human health care. “Once the patient VICENTE REDWOODS LAST MONTH NEAR from others in this stand, he wouldn’t
is determined to be at some genetic The restoration project here is gated take it down,” Burns said, looking at
risk, you apply treatment and prescribe off and patrolled, protection against SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA. one blue-ringed redwood. “Right now,
medicine.” off-road enthusiasts, hikers and, as we don’t know.”
Campbell put it, “the odd dope grow.” looming redwoods, their ropy reddish
The redwood’s genetic code can bark distinguishing them from Doug- The air is cool, especially low in the
only be “read” in Neale’s lab 150 letters The path slopes down toward Dead- las firs. The ground is spongy, thick with gulch. No other tree comes close to
at a time (each piece of genetic infor- man Gulch, where a trickling creek needles and the leathery brown tanoak absorbing more carbon than the red-
mation is assigned a letter). At Steven runs past old-growth stumps and new, leaves that Campbell fears might be wood, making these forests invaluable
Salzberg’s lab at Johns Hopkins, a more keeping new trees from emerging. A in reducing greenhouse gases. “Saving
expensive process can read strings of heavy ground coat can suppress new them seems like a better investment
up to 10,000 letters. growth, and it is often burned off in the than ever,” Burns said.
natural course of a forest’s life.
Salzberg is a professor of biomedi- The quiet beneath the canopy be-
cal engineering, computer science and “The problem here has been not lies the life in this forest. On the 8,500-
biostatistics. Like Neale, he has mapped enough fire,” he said, aware that deadly acre San Vicente Redwoods preserve,
a tree’s genome before but never one wildfires to the north and south made last at least eight female mountain li-
the size of the redwood’s. year the worst fire season in state history. ons live with cubs. The animals have
been known to make their homes in
The identification of the genome’s the hollowed-out stumps of the old-
composition is one challenge. The se- growth giants.
quencing and assembly – putting the
various strands of letters back together The wandering salamander, a spe-
in the right order – is another equally cies now at risk because of a dwin-
daunting one. dling habitat, thrives on bugs living in
the moss and leaves that settle into the
The work is done by matching up redwoods’ high branches.
overlapping strings of gene sequences.
“The longer the strands, the easier to Also at risk is the marbled murrelet,
do,” he said. a sea bird that dwells high on heavy
branches above the canopy, flying
Salzberg has a number of questions each day to the Pacific to hunt fish.
about what he is finding, including, in The bird is on the protected list, and
his words, “Why is there no penalty for that protection extends to the redwood
having a genome as large as the red- stands where it is found.
wood’s?”
“New redwoods are gaining a foot-
The bigger the genetic code, the more hold here,” Burns said. “Within 100
can go wrong, and much of what the years, we can grow really large red-
genome contains, Salzberg said, is un- woods. One aspect of this restoration is
necessary. The same is true of humans. that it is possible in our lifetime.” 

MEDICAL ALPHABET SOUP QUIZ 4: 4.  TIA Transient Ischemic Attack 9.  CEA Carcinoembryonic Antigen
MEDICAL DISORDERS AND MORE Also called “mini-stroke.” A transient episode A protein that may appear in blood of some
of neurologic dysfunction caused by loss of people who have cancer of colon, rectum,
This concludes our four-part series on medical acronyms blood flow to the brain. Symptoms are same pancreas, breast, ovary or lung. May help
and abbreviations. As always, give yourself one point for as a stroke, but resolve in a few minutes determine how widespread cancer is and
each acronym/abbreviation you know. or within a 24-hour time period. how well chemotherapy is working.

MEDICAL DISORDERS* 5.  UTI Urinary Tract Infection 10.  PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen
(Part II, continued from last time) An infection in any part of the urinary system Used primarily to screen for prostate cancer.
– kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra. To decide whether to have a PSA test, talk with
1.  MS Multiple Sclerosis Serious consequences can occur if spreads to your doctor, consider your risk factors and
A disease in which cells in the brain and kidneys. Usually treated with antibiotics. More weigh your personal preferences.
spinal cord are damaged. Symptoms can common in women.
include inability to communicate, double *This is a partial list of acronyms and abbreviations of
vision, blindness in one eye, muscle BLOOD TESTS* medical disorders and blood tests.
weakness, trouble with sensation or
coordination. No known cure. 6.  A1C Hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, SCORING © 2018 Vero Beach 32963 Media, all rights reserved
or Glycohemoglobin Test A+ (10 correct) Bravo!
2.  PAD Peripheral Artery Disease Provides information about a person’s average A (9 correct) Are you sure you didn’t go to
A narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the levels of blood glucose (blood sugar); primary medical school?
legs, stomach, arms and/or head. Symptoms test used for diabetes management.
can include cramping, pain or tiredness in B (8 correct) Excellent
legs or hip muscles while walking or climbing 7.  BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen C (5-7 correct) You’re a good source of information.
stairs. Increases risk for heart attack or stroke. Checks for kidney function. D (3-4 correct) Take a family member with you when
you go to the doctor’s office.
3.  TB Tuberculosis 8.  CBC Complete Blood Count
Caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Used as part of a routine check-up or if have Under 3 correct You’ve made it this far, you must be
tuberculosis. Usually attacks the lungs, but can fatigue, weight loss, fever, infection, weak- doing something right.
attack any part of the body such as the ness, bruising, bleeding or any signs of cancer.
kidneys, spine and brain. Not everyone Measures number of red blood cells, white Remember, your ultimate source for information about
infected becomes sick. Can be fatal. blood cells, hemoglobin hematocrit. diseases, screenings, tests, procedures and treatments is
your primary care provider.

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INSIGHT BOOKS

Actor Nick attention, and he wants working construction, was discovered he doesn’t hold back. When a teacher
Nolte’s memoir, “Rebel: My Life Out- very much to tell his in true Hollywood fashion by agent wanted to put Brawley on Ritalin, for
side the Lines,” would make a good story. Henry Willson, later notorious for in- instance, Nolte drew on the lesson of
movie, but only if he starred in it. terviewing the handsome men he had his own youthful Dexedrine days and
“Nick the weirdo,” as he calls himself, Postwar America discovered while “wearing only a silk decided to pull his son from school
has the blond good looks, the distinc- was full of lies. For ex- dressing gown.” When this happened and hire private tutors. He also rages
tive voice, the acting chops and, as ample, World War II to Nolte, he “awkwardly excused” at the “aggressive” Harvey Weinstein,
“Rebel” makes clear, the willingness was the “good” war, a himself and put aside his movie-star who he says had “a long-standing
to go deep inside his character. lie Nolte’s father de- dreams. Nolte, though, had discov- reputation as a producer who would
molished when he ered acting, and after years of working ruthlessly edit films directors and edi-
How weird is Nick Nolte? Weird returned from the Pa- in summer stock and regional theater, tors had worked painstakingly to cre-
enough that on a 1991 “Good Morn- his big break came in 1976 when he ate.” As executive producer of “The
ing America” segment he announced cific theater “a shell of starred in the ABC miniseries “Rich Golden Bowl,” Nolte writes, Weinstein
that he had scheduled a “testicle a man” damaged by Man, Poor Man.” After that, Holly- reduced the film “to shreds” in his
tuck.” This lie cut short his interview, “the horrors of what wood. ruthless post-production editing be-
but Nolte chose to repeat it in the first humankind is capa- fore it was salvaged by director Mer-
sentence of “Rebel.” “I’ve tried not to ble of.” It’s a trans- “Rebel’s” tone is clean, inviting and chant Ivory, who bought back the film.
fudge,” he writes, attributing his ly- formation that has forthright; the memoir is cumula-
ing to shyness and the “false high” of haunted Nolte all his tive instead of meditative. Nolte likes Many know Nolte only through his
fame. Or, “maybe I just rebel with a facts, and likes to work; if he’s not do- 2002 mug shot after he was arrested
little lie.” life. Nolte’s indepen- ing a film, he’s reading, or gardening, for driving under the influence, in
dent and imagina- or lining up another film. We learn a this instance not of alcohol but the
Whatever the reason, Nolte has our tive mother rebelled lot along the way. Though known for substance GHB. In 10 years, he had
against the lie of his excesses, Nolte likes to be in con- gone from being People magazine’s
the happy house- trol, but he also comes across as mod- Sexiest Man Alive to looking like king
wife by working as est and generous. of the dumpster divers. Dwelling on
a buyer for depart- this image is a mistake considering
ment stores. But The book is full of thank-yous, be- all the great Nolte movies we could be
ginning with Nolte’s appreciation watching: “Down and Out in Beverly
at home she raged for his first acting teacher, Bryan Hills,” “48 Hours,” “Q&A,” “Jefferson
against the sex- O’Byrne. He’s grateful for the direc- in Paris,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “The
ism she suffered. tors he worked with in regional the- Thin Red Line” and especially “Af-
She also drank ater who made him read the entire fliction,” in which Nolte plays Wade
and took pills and didn’t hesitate to canon of noted American playwrights. Whitehouse, a man who, like Nolte,
give her young son “a vitamin” that To learn his lines and understand his was “afflicted by his father.” For that
was actually the upper Dexedrine on character, Nolte would transcribe en- role, Nolte received his second Acad-
those mornings when he didn’t want tire plays in longhand, which helped emy Award nomination for best actor,
to go to school. This might help ex- with his dyslexia. While with Phoenix’s losing to Roberto Benigni for “Life Is
plain Nolte’s later trouble with drugs Little Theatre, he enrolled in Phoenix Beautiful.” And now we have “Rebel:
and alcohol. Nolte’s mother fed his College to study photography with My Life Outside the Lines,” playing at
rebelliousness, and his father’s deep Allen Dutton, who taught him not to a bookstore near you. Touching, funny
silences and secluding habits formed “dismiss anyone or any idea.” Nolte in parts, full of the excesses postwar
a real-life model for many of the male loves the women in his life, even af- America readily supplied, and, hope-
characters Nolte would later play in ter divorcing them, and he knows no fully, truthful. Pick it up. 
films. greater love than that of his children,
Nolte loved his parents, but life in son Brawley and daughter Sophie. He REBEL
Nebraska stifled his craving for “every even thanks his gardener, Gerardo MY LIFE OUTSIDE THE LINES
kind of experience.” By 1962 he was Resendiz, who for 40 years has been
playing college football at Pasadena his “Rock of Gibraltar, and dear and By Nick Nolte
City College, but that didn’t last long. steadfast friend.” Such consideration Morrow. 256 pp. $28.99
Though he considered himself an for others is touching. Review by Sibbie O’Sullivan
athlete, Nolte preferred hanging with
musicians, painters and druggies. He But when someone angers Nolte, The Washington Post
flunked out of college, then, while

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PETS

Bonz: This perky pooch is not your average Giuseppe

Hi Dog Buddies! is it fun! When we were campin’ last
November, a gang of rowdy raccoons
This week we went to Melbourne raided our camp site. I really wanted
Beach to innerview Giuseppe Nelson, to go out there an give ’em What For,
an 8-month-old Pomeranian, black with but Mom an Dad said NO. Those poop-
white rear sox. Giuseppe’s one of the faced raccoons ate a hole in our cooler;
liddlest (almost 7 pounds), bounciest even worse, they stole Mom’s an Dad’s
poocheroos I’ve ever met. And CUTE? steaks, an even more worse, MY dog
He’s one of those spunky, bright-eyed, biscuits. They even took the top off the
curly-tailed fluff-muffins who take cute catchup bottle an slurped all the catch-
to a whole new level: the Creme de la up out. So rude!”
Cute. “Got any pooch pals?”
“Our neighbor Bob’s pooches are cool.
He lives at the top of a winding I usta play with Lexie, but she went to
staircase, an his Mom and him came Dog Heaven. Now there’s just Dexter an
bouncing down it to greet me an my Pixie. Me and Dex hang out, but Pixie’s
assistant. Well, Giuseppe was bounc- too shy. An there’s Cat an Nancy. They’re
ing. An twirling, an doing liddle dance humans, an they always paws their jog-
steps on his back feet. gin’ to talk to me when I’m havin’ my
walk. Hey, wouldja like a liddle snack?
“BONzo! WELcome! I am total- They’re ginger pumpkin grain-free!”
ly stoked to meet you In The Fur!
Come’on UP! This is my Mom, Lee. “Well, maybe just one for
My Dad Steve’s upstairs!”
GiuseppePHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER off, tryin’ to keep from
And up he bounded like a fluffy
liddle guhZELLE, even though the an my sister were left, laughin.’ It was hilarious an cool at the
steps were taller than him. I fol- an it was a close one for a minute. The
lowed at a more conservative pace, Kennel Man wanted to keep me, but the same time. An TEENY. Looked liked a the road. Thanks!”
an only dropped my notebook Kennel Lady say NO! Thank Lassie, she
once. Giuseppe’s place was Super won, so Mom an Dad got me. An Dog! size XXXXS. It hadda gray hood. The Heading home I was smiling,’ pictur-
Cool Dog Biscuits, lotsa space an a big was I lucky!
window an a balcony that looked right rest was a black an white cat-skull-and- ing Giuseppe in his hoodie, an how en-
out on the ocean. “Indoors, I often sit on the back of
the couch an gaze out at the ocean. I crossbones pattern. thusiastic he was about pretty much ev-
“Woof, that’s some staircase!” I also spend time on the balcony, snif-
puffed. fin’ the breeze an ponderin’ stuff. It’s “Rock on! But what’s up with the cat erything. Except raccoons. By the time
so Zen. But when I see other humans
“I KNOW! At first Dad hadda carry me or dogs on MY beach, I admit I get a skulls?” I got home, the Ginger Pumpkin snack
up an down ’em when I hadda go Do My liddle territorial an start yapping. (I
Doodie, which was a lot at first. Now I’m wish I had one of those Serious German “Oh, yeah, that. The dog hoodies were was history. I’m, for sure, gonna tell
great at the stairs an I don’t hafta Do My Shepherd Barks, but what are you gonna
Doodie as much cuz I’m gettin’ to be a do?) too big for me, so Dad hadda get a cat Grandma and Grandpa about those. 
Big Boy.”
“Mom an Dad love the water, an so do hoodie. But, hey, I got nothing against
Big bein’ a relative term, I thought to I. When I was only 8 weeks old, they took
myself. After meeting Giuseppe’s dad, I me out in a speed boat, an it was PAW- cats. Not that I ever met one. You know
got out my notebook. “Can’t wait to hear some! I have my own floatation vest, of
your story,” I told him. course. Me an Mom kayak on the Ba- -The Bonzwhat I really, really like doin’? CAMPIN’!
nana River, an I sit in our boat an watch
“OK. I’m ready. First off, just so you Mom water ski. I wanna learn how to do Inna TENT. Mom an Dad call it PRIM-
know, being this cute is sometimes a that, but I’m not sure how I’d hold the uh-tive Campin.’ I have my crate in
BURden.” rope. I also love playin’ on the beach.” there, an one or two squeaky toys. Dog,

“How so?” I inquired. “Oh, and SOX! I take ’em to a quiet Don’t be shy!
“Well, I look all cuddly and wuddly, an spot and chew ’em. But only one atta We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
I do like snuggles, but you won’t find me time. Sometimes Dad has to wear one an interview, please email [email protected]
in a Puppy Purse any time soon. I con- black an one white sock. I think it’s cool,
sider myself a Big Dog in a Liddle Dog but I’m not sure he does.”
suit. Anyway, bein’ Super Cute is mostly
a PLUS. Oh, an, I’m Really Smart. I just “I notice you’ve got a lotta energy,” I
graduated FIRST in my class from PetCo stated the obvious.
Puppy Training 1 and 2. They all call
me The Boss. I’m great with My Fellow “Oh, Woof, yes! I get, like, four walks
Dogs.” a day. I have this cool kibbles hoodie for
“Dude! Pawsome!” I said. As Giuseppe when it’s chilly.”
talked about his life, he munched onna
raspberry-colored squeaky ball, (which His Mom brought it out an put it on
looked great against his black fur). The Giuseppe. Well, I thought my ears’d pop
squeaks punctuated his story.
“So, I was born inna kennel called
Liddle Town of Pomeranians, which
Mom an Dad found On Line. Just me

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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE

THE WINNING PLAY IS HARD TO HIGHLIGHT NORTH
K3
Doug Larson, a newspaper columnist and editor, wrote, “What some people mistake for WEST K 10 7 EAST
the high cost of living is really the cost of high living.” AJ965 KJ54 84
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This week’s deal was played in a money game with the fairly high stake of 25 cents per A 10 9 7 2
point. What happened in three no-trump after West led his fourth-highest spade? J8 SOUTH 10 9 7 5 4
Q 10 7 2
The auction was straightforward. Yes, North would have preferred a fourth heart for his QJ5
takeout double, but his hand was too strong to pass. Then South’s advance of three no- Q863
trump promised 13-15 points with spades well held. AQ

When the dummy came down, declarer saw 26 points between his hand and the Dealer: West; Vulnerable: Both
dummy’s. Maybe East had a jack or two, but West had to have the three missing aces.
The Bidding:
South made the normal-looking play of running the opening lead around to his holding,
taking East’s eight with his 10. He then led a low diamond, but West won with his ace, SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
cashed the spade ace and continued with the spade jack. Declarer took eight tricks 3 NT 1 Spades Dbl. Pass
(two spades, three diamonds and three clubs), but as soon as he tried to establish a Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
heart winner, West won that trick and cashed his spades. Down one cost $25. 6 Spades

North was not amused. He had noticed that if South had played second hand high,
winning the first trick with dummy’s spade king, the contract would have made. Declarer
would then play a diamond to his queen. West wins with his ace, but cannot continue
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ACROSS DOWN
1 English composer (6) 2 Show feelings (5)
5 Fanciful story (4) 3 Whole number (7)
8 Sudden impact (4) 4 Debonair (5)
9 Lawyer (8) 5 Hilarity (5)
10 Hunting dog (6) 6 Latticework (7)
11 For a short time (6) 7 Narrow channel (6)
12 Delicious (11) 12 Binge (7)
15 Dank (6) 13 Havoc (6)
17 Small stone (6) 14 Satellite (7)
19 Broken piece (8) 16 Strength (5)
20 Military vehicle (4) 17 Throw; tar (5)
21 Throw; skin (4) 18 Long spear (5)
22 Stinging insect (6)

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ACROSS movie, with The Little Man ___ 84 German pastry
75 Squeezing, in a 14 Empty 86 Mo or Coopers
1 Wood file 15 Reflection
5 “Hasta la vista, way 16 Broach again ending
77 Girls 17 Not finished, as a 87 Fairy of Persian
baby” 78 Thing-um add-on
9 Mach’s first name 82 Composer- bathroom, myth
14 Coxsackie, for perhaps 89 Suppresses
conductor Lukas 18 Marvel Comics 90 Like a
one 85 Some Politburo founder
19 Emilio’s 8 28 Booty Doberman’s ears
20 Man ___ votes 29 Algerian city 93 Bettelheim or
86 Leno quip, part 5 30 Kick out
(racehorse) 88 Hard-working 31 “I never ___ man Ganz
21 She said, “Little ...” 94 Little lizard
hexapod 32 Ken Burns’s The 95 1970 World’s Fair
people pay taxes” 89 Type of tactics Civil War, e.g.
22 Arm or firm 90 Office betting 36 Sutter stuff city
91 KP need 38 Entertained 98 Big party
ending 92 Belgrade’s region 39 Fill with desire 99 ___ breve
23 Down-home 94 South African hot 40 Sine’s reciprocal: 100 Big family
abbr. 101 Appear
cookin’ spot of 1976 43 Like a glove 106 Out ___ clear
24 Straw or Supper 96 Nutmeg State 44 Call back, as an
order blue sky
modifier Republican, 45 Soft-shell 107 Hoffa’s nemesis:
25 Child’s retort in newspaper delicacies
26 Magna ___ shorthand 48 Powwow The Washington Post
27 Start of a Jay 97 End of the Leno 49 ___-Lorraine
quip 51 Church key THEY’RE BA-A-ACK By Merl Reagle
Leno quip 102 Mohenjo-Daro’s 52 Medicine men
31 Division of MGM river 54 Hazel, for one
33 Video game from 103 Exhausted 55 Bill of Rights
104 Old Roman wrath watchdog.
Russia 105 Young familiarly
34 Tip of the Hill, Frankenstein 56 Scottish isle
assistant 57 A revelation
once 108 Ofc. worker 58 Illegal baseball
35 Closing 109 Writer’s approach catch
110 Bible prophet, 59 It’s on the cutting-
commentary familiarly? room floor
37 U, for one 111 Actress 61 Pine pest
38 Edited anew, as a Hildegarde 62 Matches the
112 Claw Joneses
film 113 Something up her 64 Leftover recipes
41 Comprehend sleeve? 65 Corporate get-
42 Leno quip, part 2 114 Cracker cheese together
44 Cole Porter’s 115 Wounded Knee 68 Chekhov uncle
st. 69 Regrets
Sweeney and 73 Word found in the
others DOWN definition of “alee”
45 Surrender 1 Bird for Sinbad 74 Nummular finds
formally 2 “Sheesh,” to 76 Atahualpa’s
46 They’re tops people
47 Silver streak Schmidt 77 EEEEE, e.g.
48 Madonna is one 3 HBO competitor 79 Fit in
50 Fountain faves 4 Weak 80 Foreshadowing
52 Baba’s byword 5 Crossing charge 81 Swiss capital
53 He looked 6 Lie ahead of 82 Mussolini was
mahvelous 7 Flavor bumps one
57 Last in a series? 8 Easel outlet 83 City on the
60 Slow cooker 9 Stimulate Susquehanna
61 Leno quip, part 3 10 Halts a hike, e.g.
63 School tool 11 Donut, to a dieter
65 More substantial 12 Type of appeal
66 Hands down 13 Jodie Foster film,
67 Leno quip, part 4
69 Tape: abbr.
70 Outstanding
71 Carefree outing
72 Heavy Hammer,
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE

She’s not into housework – or trying to read hubby’s mind

BY CAROLYN HAX Did you marry her just for the pleasure of her
Washington Post company? Or also to share the load a bit, to have
her there for you and likewise be there for her
Dear Carolyn: when the uphills start to feel steep? Or was it more
transactional than even you’d like to think?
My wife has been a freelance
On this last question I don’t judge, since there
consultant whose work has dried isn’t one right answer (besides mutuality, per-
haps). But it helps to know your answer – wants
up. I have a good-paying job and I vs. needs – before deciding how to respond to not
getting either of these.
figured with her work having dried
It could be your marriage is suffering from an
up, she’d take care of the house, imbalance in its ratio of assumptions to commu-
nication. It could, too, be suffering from some-
bills, paperwork, etc. with her time. Instead, I don’t thing so simple as a poor delegation of responsi-
bilities; why divorce a problem that outsourcing
know what she does, but things are not put away, and could solve, except perhaps to self-vindicate.

if she spent as much time taking care of our house – for And, of course, you could be right about being
used. There are certainly differences not worth
which I just paid for a hefty remodel, by the way – as reconciling.

she does defending herself and how busy she is, then So: Swap out the topic of conversation from
what you expect to what you feel, and ask her to
there would be no problem. (She is busy with her hob- suggest what household contribution she thinks
is fair; switch up the chores so you each get less of
by, when she does it, or seeing friends during the day.) what you’re bad at; reframe her presence in your
life as companionship first and gauge whether it
She cooks, and on weekends I do the wash. But it’s helps.

becoming an issue for me and she knows it but noth- As in, apply solutions to the more easily solved
problems and see whether that is enough.
ing changes. I feel used.
If it doesn’t, then you’re approaching a cross-
– Used roads in your marriage, and she needs to know
that. Should you get there, all I can advise is to
Used: I’d be angry, too. Seething. A household in- because someone’s needs have changed I’m ex- choose the direction that brings you peace. 
volves a lot of work and I could not trust a partner pected to be Y.
who was comfortable leaving most of that work to
me. And I don’t like bean-counted remodels.
So. Did your wife “know this” because you dis-
But that’s not all I find irksome. I also don’t like it cussed divisions of labor upfront? Or did she find
when someone “figures” I’ll assume this or that re- it out only after you 1. just assumed she’d parlay
sponsibility without checking with me first. underemployment into more housework, and 2.
got annoyed when she didn’t?
And I don’t like it when the person then gets angry Has she ever put things away?
at me for not doing it.

And I don’t like it when I’ve always been X, am
liked or accepted for X, embraced as X, and then

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YOUR HEALTH

Versatile surgeon has appetite for weight-loss surgery

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Vickie Boles, Dr. Ted Perry and Linda Sullivan.
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PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
As a general surgeon with Indian
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cludes appendectomies, bladder sur-
geries, colon and rectal surgeries,
gallbladder removals, head and neck
surgeries, hernia repairs, lung surgery,
lymph node excisions, mastectomies,
Mohs surgery and dozens of other pro-
cedures.

“What I enjoy the most,” says this
Healthgrades.com 4-star-rated sur-
geon, “is the diversity of the things
that I do, rather than just strictly one
thing.”

“That’s part of what I find rewarding
and kind of keeps me refreshed. So on
any given day, I might do a bariatric
surgery to start the day, and then a co-
lon resection and then a mastectomy
and a gallbladder and a hernia and a
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The average weight- moved, leaving only a narrow gastric and therefore they eat less. And then there are the side-effects.
loss pill is considered tube or “sleeve.” And, before you ask, there simply The drug fen-phen was at one time
considered something of a “wonder
a success if it has WebMD puts it even more simply. isn’t a pill for that. drug” for weight loss but was later or-
a 10 percent effect. “In this operation,” it says, “surgeons “I hear that question at every pa- dered off the market by the Food and
Our [sleeve] patients remove part of your stomach and join Drug Administration when studies
are losing 75-to- the remaining portions together to tient information seminar: ‘Isn’t there showed it also caused serious heart
85 percent of their make a new banana-sized stomach a new pill coming up that will do the valve problems in those who took it.
excess body weight or sleeve. You won’t be able to eat as same thing?’” Perry says. “The an-
routinely. Not 10 much as you used to, which helps you swer,” he flatly states, “is no.” Perry is eager to put his years of ex-
lose weight. Plus, the surgery removes perience to work explaining the en-
percent. the part of your stomach that makes a “The average weight-loss pill,” he tire process to those who seek a safer,
– Dr. Theodore Perry hormone that boosts your appetite.” continues, “is considered a success if faster solution to their own individual
it has a 10 percent effect. Our [sleeve] weight problems.
By greatly reducing the size of the patients are losing 75-to-85 percent
stomach and suppressing the appe- of their excess body weight routinely. Dr. Theodore Perry’s office is at 920
tite, the procedure limits the amount Not 10 percent. And the problem with 37th Place, Suite 104 in Vero Beach. The
of food that can be eaten at one time. these pills is that they only work as phone number is 772-562-9899. 
Patients simply feel fuller much faster long as you stay on them; as soon as
you come off them, then they stop.”

Pointing to the myriad health dan-
gers America’s national obesity epi-
demic poses – including diabetes,
hypertension, sleep apnea, fatty in-
filtrations of the liver and other parts
of the body, osteoporosis and the ev-
er-growing need for knee and hip re-
placements – Perry is working hard to
add “fence-builder” to his resume.

Wait a minute. A fence-building sur-
geon?

The current situation, Perry explains,
“is like having a fleet of ambulances at
the bottom of the cliff … as opposed to
putting up a fence at the top.

“Weight-loss surgery,” he said, “is
the equivalent of that fence at the top
of the cliff. It stops everything else.”

That “everything else” includes the
health dangers mentioned above as
well as heart disease, stroke, kidney
damage and nerve damage.

In Perry’s eyes, weight-loss surgery
is the very essence of preventive med-
icine.

The American Heart Association re-
ports “nearly 70 percent of American
adults are either overweight or obese,”
and dealing with all those excess
pounds – and the problems they cause
– is one of the nation’s greatest health
challenges.

The good news? There are several
well-proven and minimally-invasive
laparoscopic surgical options avail-
able to aid in weight loss.

“We do mostly gastric sleeves,” Perry
says, “and I’ve have been doing them a
long time.”

The Cleveland Clinic where – in-
cidentally – Perry served as chief
resident 25 years ago, describes the
gastric sleeve as “a laparoscopic pro-
cedure that involves making five or
six small incisions in the abdomen
and performing the procedure using a
video camera (a laparoscope) and long
instruments that are placed through
these small incisions.”

During the procedure a large por-
tion of the patient’s stomach is re-

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YOUR HEALTH

High blood pressure? Adding potassium to diet may help

STORY BY JAE BERMAN on avoiding salt? Potassium can be a ing sodium intake, but specifically sup- Focusing on
The Washington Post secret weapon when thinking of heart ports increasing potassium as an es-
health, managing blood pressure and sential part of the plan. incorporating high
High blood pressure has received a improving systems in the body. The
good amount of press in recent months. DASH diet not only supports decreas- Why potassium? Sodium seems to potassium foods in
New guidelines have lowered the defini- get all the attention, but sodium and
tion of hypertension to a blood pressure potassium work closely together and a daily eating plan,
of 130/80 instead of 140/90. In addition, potassium is just as important. In a
the DASH diet, Dietary Approaches to process known as the sodium potas- while decreasing
Stop Hypertension, a well-studied, ev- sium pump, the body moves sodium
idence-based plan, continues to be ef- out of the cell and potassium into the overall sodium
fective decades after its first release. cell. This “pump,” the moving back and
forth of these two electrolytes, is an es- intake, can improve
High blood pressure relates to the sential part of how our cells function.
quality of the arteries and veins that It plays a critical role in nerve conduc- this important
transport blood through our body, and tion, fluid, acid and base balance, and
to overall cardiovascular health. Hav- energy production balance between
ing normal blood pressure is critical
to quality of life. Think of traffic on a An imbalance starts to occur be- these two key
freeway. If a city has bumper-to-bum- cause many diets are typically much
per traffic, the entire system works in- higher in sodium than potassium, nutrients.
efficiently. Healthy vasculature and which causes an inefficiency in our
normal blood pressure means traffic is system. Ideally these two electrolytes often found in fruits and vegetables,
smooth with no stops. work hand in hand, but we overload while sodium-rich sources are often in
ourselves with sodium and don’t bal- packaged foods.
People usually associate a heart- ance it with potassium.
healthy diet with eating less sodium, While focusing on adding potas-
or salt. Then they taste low-sodium Adequate intake for potassium is sium to your diet, consider eating more
foods and quickly give up because of 4,700 mg per day, but less than 2 per- whole foods rather than the packaged
their blandness. But why not flip the cent of Americans achieve that, accord- version. Try a snack of yogurt topped
perspective and consider eating more ing to the National Health and Nutri- with sliced banana and dried apricots
potassium, rather than only focusing tion Examination Survey. On the other instead of a bag of salted nuts or crack-
hand, it’s estimated that 90.7 percent ers. Eat a baked or roasted potato rather
are eating more than 2,300 mg of so- than salty French fries or potato chips.
dium per day, which is the Institute of Drink a cup of coconut water or carrot
Medicine’s tolerable upper limit level. juice rather than a soda. Eat a salad with
Many people don’t know that one tea- beans, spinach and beets rather than a
spoon of table salt is equivalent to 2,400 frozen or prepackaged dinner. Add avo-
mg of sodium. It’s easy to sprinkle a cado to a meal instead of salted butter.
teaspoon of salt over food without re-
alizing it. This imbalance is what’s af- Focusing on incorporating high po-
fecting the health of so many. tassium foods in a daily eating plan,
while decreasing overall sodium in-
The most obvious difference be- take can improve this important bal-
tween foods that are high in potassium ance between these two key nutrients.
and foods that are high in sodium is Below is a list of foods that have potas-
potassium sources are whole foods, sium to get started.

• Avocado
• Winter squash such as acorn squash
or butternut squash
• Greens such as spinach and Swiss
chard
•Potatoes with the skin such as yams
and Idaho potatoes
• Fish such as salmon and sardines
•● Dried fruits such as apricots and
prunes
• Beverages such as coconut water
and carrot juice
•● Legumes such as white beans, lima
beans and black beans
• Fruits such as banana and grape-
fruit
• Vegetables such as beets and broc-
coli
Remember to picture a freeway with
cars moving and no traffic. Eating more
potassium-rich foods and creating
more balance in the system allows that
to happen. 



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FINE & CASUAL DINING

Charlie & Jake’s: Where’s the beef? Here, and it’s good

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER chain restaurant. It’s definitely up- St. Louis Style Ribs Pig Candy.
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scale BBQ, and buzzing with cheerful, PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD vard tastes like an ashtray. But Charlie
It was a special dining occasion last & Jake’s St. Louis-style ribs were sur-
week, as my favorite adult dining com- helpful staff. candied with brown sugar, honey prisingly delicious. They were moist
panion miraculously made it to town and pepper was tasty, but maybe a bit and tender – only slightly smoked for
for 38 hours. We are dedicated carni- The food was a mixed bag, ranging overcooked. The Arugula Salad with a hint of flavor – fall-of-the-bone per-
vores, but I’m Catholic, so we opted to apples, pecans and bleu cheese was fection. They definitely passed inspec-
celebrate Valentine’s Day guilt-free on from fantastic to pretty average. To really excellent, a nice balance of fla- tion with my engineer, too.
Fat Tuesday instead of on Ash Wednes- vors and textures.
day. start, I ordered the Pig Candy ($11.99) The side dishes and breads were just
For entrees, we ordered the John OK, nothing special. Next time we’ll
Since my Valentine is stationed out and an Arugula Salad ($11.99) Wayne Burger ($11.99) with mashed likely dine in, skip the food carbs and
of state, and works in four cities on two potatoes and gravy, and a half rack of enjoy some of Charlie & Jake’s craft
continents, he eats a lot of restaurant, to share. The Pig Candy, St. Louis Style Ribs ($14.99) with one beers instead. For dessert, we ordered
hotel and fast food. I offered to make each of the garlic toast and hushpup- a peach cobbler a la mode to share
him a home-cooked meal, but with which is strips of pies, cole slaw and a baked sweet po- ($3.99). It was a nice ending to our
the boil-water notice that was still in tato. We also added a side of macaroni beach picnic.
place, we decided on takeout. My plan house-cured and cheese ($2.99).
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We chose Charlie & Jake’s Bar-B- my grilled brioche bun, but the ribs dines anonymously at restaurants at the
Que on Eau Gallie Boulevard in Indian were clearly the highlight of our meal. expense of this newspaper. 
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system to order at lunchtime for a 6 expectations were not high because RESTAURANT HOURS
p.m. pickup. The ChowNow.com sys- Charlie & Jake’s menu boasts that ev- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun.- Thurs.
tem was a breeze. The only thing that erything is smoked. Having grown up 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri. & Sat.
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the automated system would alert the
kitchen by beeping at the chef just in PHONE
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the time I got off the phone, a second
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My engineer was impressed, but joked
that I should have just trusted the au-
tomated system. He also trusts that
the automatic shut-off iron will indeed
shut off and not start a fire when he
leaves it sitting upright on the ironing
board all day. Opposites attract.

Charlie & Jake’s called me at 5:53
p.m. to say our order was ready. I could
have picked it up at the drive-through
window but instead went inside, to the
bar. Charlie & Jake’s interior is very
nice, tastefully
decorated
like a big

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Please send calendar information 1:00 p.m. 1805 Oak St., Melbourne Beach . Last Food, entertainment, games and drawings. Surf & Sport, sponsored by the Melbourne
at least two weeks prior to your Thursday of every month. All are welcome. Admission is $10-$15 in advance (Jason’s Best Beach Rotary Club for the Surfrider Founda-
Produce on New Haven Ave or Fujiyama on tion and the Indian River Lagoon Research
event to 22-25 The Friends of the Melbourne Wickham Road) or $15-$20 at the door. Space- Institute at FIT. Tickets $25-$30 at www.
[email protected] Public Library book sale, 540 [email protected] eventbrite.com.
E. Fee Avenue, with members-only pre-sale from
ONGOING 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22, memberships available at the 25 Music on the Hill Greatest Songs from 5 Derek Warfield and The Young Wolftones
door. Regular sale days are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Fri- Broadway concert by young prodigies, 4 perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at Nolan’s Irish
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 day and Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is p.m. at Friendship Fellowship at Pineda, 3115 Friend- Pub in Cocoa Beach. www.nolansirishpub.net
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park $3 per grocery bag full. Call (321)952-4514. ship Pl, Rockledge Fl. 32955 (US1 about 1.5 miles
north of Pineda Causeway), $5 donation is requested 7-8 “Back in Time,” a free concert by
ABC Yoga literacy-based yoga class for kids 23-25 St. Katherine Greek Festival, at the door. Sponsored by the Creative Arts Founda- Swingtime, a 22 piece Big Band, 7:30
age 7 and younger, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wednes- 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to tion of Brevard. Call (321) 254-3398 for more info. p.m. with Pre-Show at 6:30 by the New Horizons
days at Bikram Yoga with Helena 1401 High- 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Music, food, ven- Band (Doors open at 6:30), Melbourne Audito-
land Ave Eau Gallie Arts District; Cost: $5/ dors and entertainment. Admission $2 per per- 25 Monica Czausz of Philadelphia is the rium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne. Admis-
child (Adult is free). For more information, call son, kids under 10 free. Free parking at 5695 N. featured performer in the Rising Star sion: Free. Tickets not required. (321) 724-0555
Denice Santos at (321)-806-0830. Wickham Road, Melbourne. pipe organ concert at Advent Lutheran Church in http://www.melbournemunicipalband.org
Suntree on Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM. Go to
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- 23 One Senior Place in Viera hosts pro- www.AdventBrevard.org or call (321) 426-9378. 9 The League of Women Voters of the Space
days at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, gram Memory: Health & Hope at 3 Coast Timely Topics Luncheon, “Addressing
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org p.m. with Dr. Scott Franczek, Medical Director 28 The Aquarina Women’s Golf Club First the Culture of Sexual Harassment” with Guest
at Bioclinica Research. Seminar seating is limited Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament Speaker, Stephon Williams, CEO and Founder
Music & Meditation, 8:30 a.m. Sundays and an RSVP is required. Refreshments pro- to benefit Nana’s Children’s Home. Register or of “Having A Better Understanding” (H.A.B.U.)
though March 25 at Eastminster Presbyterian vided. Go to www.OneSeniorPlace.com or call sponsor a hole by calling the Aquarina Beach Leadership Development Training, LLC, 11:30
Church in Indialantic. The sermon-free service (321) 751-6771. and Country Club Pro shop at 321-676-8923 or AM at The Tides, 1001 Highway A1A, Patrick
is designed to be a time of individual introspec- Jo-Anne Harrison at 321-914-4522. AFB. RSVP deadline is March 4. To register with
tion, devotion and renewing, with music pro- 24 Long Term Care discussion with lo- menu selection, go to www.lwv-spacecoast.org
vided by a different guest musician each Sunday. cal, licensed agents detailing the 28 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support (Events). For more information, contact Doreen
types of policies available today, how under- Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Archer at (321)622-4071 or [email protected]
Aikido classes in a dojo of the authentic Japanese writing plays a part as well as cost. This dis- the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel- gmail.com.
tradition for ages 6-12, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and cussion will be held at 9:30a on Feb 24, 2018 bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call
Wednesday at 4250 Dow Road # 303 in Melbourne. A in the HNJ Catholic Church community room Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details. 9-11 Under the Oaks Fine Arts &
humane martial art, disarming rather than harming, 3050 N Highway A1A, Indialantic. All are wel- Crafts Show hosted by Vero
taught by a 6th degree black belt. brevardaikikai.com come! Call with questions. Kim 321-305-2554 MARCH Beach Art Club, a juried show featuring 220+ art-
Mike 321-499-3550. ists from around the country, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
FEBRUARY 2 Belgian Beer Fest, noon to 11:45 p.m. at Riverside Park. Free.
24 Save the Mid-Reach protest of upland Coasters Pub & Biergarten on Eau Gallie
sand dumping, noon to 2 p.m. at Peli- Blvd. www.coasterspub.com 10 Portraits for a Cause to benefit Alo-
can Beach Park at the shoreline. ha Adoptions. Professional family or
3 First Annual Charity Southern Squall pet portrait sittings (30 minutes) at Gleason
22 25Advent Lutheran Church Women’s Chinese New Year Festival, 3:30 to concert, 6 to 10 p.m. at Sebastian Inlet Park for $50, with half the proceeds benefit-
Book/Bible Study and discussion 8 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center. ing local animal rescue. Call (407) 494-8596 to
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468 Bridgetown Court in Satellite Beach: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2038-square-foot canal-front home
with dock and swimming pool offered for $649,000 by Coldwell Banker Paradise agents
Paul and Beth Frommann: 321-591-0111

34 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Cool SatBeach canal-front home laden with amenities

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT

Visualize yourself sitting with a
cool drink next to the crystal clear
heated swimming pool on a spacious
covered lanai. You are waiting for
those steaks on the grill to be ready
while gazing out over your dock into
the Bridgetown Canal, watching
boats, manatees and dolphins. Life
is good.

“We are so close to the grand ca-
nal, we can see the boat parade at
Christmas from our dock,” said Beth
Frommann, who along with her hus-
band Paul owns the waterfront home
in the Moorings subdivision in Satel-
lite Beach. “The closer you are to the
grand canal, the more desirable the
property.”

Located on a cul-de-sac in a charm-
ing neighborhood, this 3-bedroom,
2-bath, 2,038-square-foot home was
built in 1967 and completely remod-
eled in 2017. It is listed for $649,000.

Enter the front door directly into
the home’s large foyer and take a step
down into the open-concept living
room, dining area and kitchen. The
huge living room features a imported
porcelain tile floor and a charming
bay window with window seat.

Sliders from the living room/din-
ing area lead out to the covered lanai
and screened-in pool, must for Flor-
ida living. A green lawn slopes down
from the pool enclosure to the sea-
wall along the canal and the home’s
upgraded private dock.

Immediately off the living room is
the master bedroom with more water
views. The carpeted room easily ac-
commodates a king-size bed. Sepa-
rate his and her’s walk-in closets flank
the entrance to the master bathroom
that holds a marvelous surprise – a
tiled sunken Roman spa shower.

The open kitchen, off the dining
area, features granite countertops
and more imported porcelain floor
tile. An ocean shore motif decorates
the base of the granite-topped penin-
sula that easily seats six for breakfast
or a party.

Commodious 42-inch-tall cherry
cupboards provide lots of kitchen
storage. Around the corner next to the
kitchen is a walk-in pantry with an
abundance of floor-to-ceiling shelves
and plenty of available floor space.

An entrance to the garage, handy
for toting groceries, can also be
found here. The kitchen’s stain-
less appliances are highlighted by a
built-in microwave, stove with dou-
ble ovens, and a French door refrig-
erator that features a handy outside
sliding drawer from which to grab

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, February 22, 2018 35

REAL ESTATE

VITAL STATISTICS
468 BRIDGETOWN COURT,

SATELLITE BEACH, FL

cold drinks or snacks in a jiffy. this room is sent from heaven. In ad- large windows filling rooms with Neighborhood:
Exit the kitchen to the large porce- dition to accommodating the laun- Florida sunshine. The Moorings subdivision
dry tub, washer and dryer and hot
lain-tiled family room where a sec- water tank, a second refrigerator fits The dock, with fresh water and Year built:
ond access is found to the outdoor in here, leaving room to spare for electric hookup, can accommodate 1967; remodeled 2017
covered lanai and pool via large slid- building laundry folding counter- an 80-foot boat with additional slip Construction: Concrete/stucco
ing glass doors. Exit to a hallway and space, cupboards for more storage space available. Lot size: 8,712 square feet
discover two other bedrooms. One is and perhaps a closet for cleaning Home size: 2,038 square feet
currently used as a guest room, the supplies and a vacuum. Paul Frommann says the neighbor-
other as an office. The bathroom in hood is sociable and friendly. “Every Bedrooms: 3
this wing, completely remodeled, Fold-down stairs in the garage lead street is a dead-end street and every- Bathrooms: 2
features a huge jetted tub and im- to an attic. A large walk-in closet from body gets together. We have street Waterfront: Wide frontage
pressive buffet double sink vanity. the guest bedroom offers more stor- parties.” with seawall on the Bridgetown
age and another entrance to the attic.
A laundry room near the kitchen The view of the 160-foot wide canal To view this delightful island home, Canal
shares an exit to the outside and a is found from most every room with contact Coldwell Banker Paradise Additional Features: Water
second exit to the garage. A bonus, agents Paul and Beth Frommann at 321- views; T-dock with electric
591-0111 or [email protected]  hookups and fresh water; solar-
heated pool with lanai; storm
shutters; ceiling fans; complete-

ly remodeled 2017
Listing agency:

Coldwell Banker Paradise
Listing agents:

The Frommann Team,
Paul and Beth Frommann,

321-591-0111;
[email protected]
Listing price: $649,000

36 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Brevard office zooms in Year 2

STORY BY STEVEN M. THOMAS STAFF WRITER Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty’s Melbourne Beach office. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
[email protected]
than the strong Brevard economy, I they are happy to have more mar- for agents’ listings throughout central
Mike Thorpe, a longtime surfer, however. They bought market domi- keting and administrative assistance Florida, including in Sarasota and the
and his wife Kim Thorpe caught a nance and a lot of good will when – drafting contracts and entering list- Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
perfect wave when they expanded they purchased 30-year-old South ings in MLS, designing brochures and
their Vero Beach real estate business Island Real Estate from founder postcards – that they didn’t really Mike Thorpe says the expansion
into Brevard County in February Wendy Murray. have before. We hired a marketing has benefits beyond the specific suc-
2016, buying a successful Melbourne specialist, an MLS coordinator and a cess of the Melbourne Beach office,
Beach brokerage and rebranding it “We had the opportunity to start concierge for this office.” which now accounts for about a third
as part of their Treasure Coast Sothe- at a very high level. Wendy built an of the company’s revenue, adding
by’s International Realty company. excellent reputation over the past Kim Thorpe attributes much of the some economic shock-resistance to
30 years and this office is, inargu- office’s success to a tight-knit group the enterprise.
Elon Musk’s visionary rocket man- ably, the top brokerage in Melbourne of agents who have a collective 447
ufacturing and launching business Beach, whether you look at one year, years of local real estate experience. “The economies of Indian River
SpaceX was fueling a major resur- five years, or 10 years,” says Mike “They motivate each other and cel- and Brevard counties could not be
gence at Cape Canaveral and just Thorpe. ebrate their successes together, and more dissimilar,” he says. “Vero’s bar-
months before, in October 2015, the share information with each other rier island is a bedroom community
United States Air Force had awarded Adding to the local cache, the So- regarding listings and rentals,” she where the affluent come to recreate
Northrup Grumman a $20 billion theby’s brand brought value along says. “We have 90 percent attendance and retire. There is very little eco-
contract to build its next generation with a suite of real estate marketing at our sales meetings, which is un- nomic growth. In difficult times that
long-range strike bomber that would and selling tools that have empow- heard of.” can be a little tough, because no one
bring 1,900 new jobs with an average ered the office’s 28 agents, says Kim needs to have that second or third
salary of $100,000 to Brevard. Thorpe. “We professionally photo- Treasure Coast Sotheby’s agents home in a beach community.”
graph all of our listings and have not in Brevard have had their proper-
“The engineers Grumman is hir- just regional but national and inter- ties featured on HGTV shows such as Conversely, Brevard has a much
ing are the kind of people who buy national reach through our websites “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” and the more flexible, dynamic and diversi-
real estate and join the clubs and and marketing. company recently joined the Orlando fied economy where thousands of
become involved in the community MLS, grabbing additional exposure people moving in to take jobs have to
and really boost the economy,” Mike “Our agents are our clients, too, and find housing, and Thorpe believes it
Thorpe says.

Brevard’s economy and real estate
market have continued to boom over
the past two years with growth in the
aerospace, defense, high-tech and
tourism sectors, and the Thorpes’
business has grown along with them.

In the past 12 months, sales con-
tracts at the Sotheby’s office on A1A
in the heart of downtown Melbourne
Beach are up 94 percent compared to
the prior 12 months and dollar vol-
ume is up 127 percent.

Those numbers far outpace the hot
Melbourne Beach market, which had
a 5 percent increase in sales and a
23 percent increase in dollar volume
during the same period, according to
figures from the MLS.

The Thorpes’ success as they cel-
ebrate the second anniversary of
their northern office is due to more

Luxury island homes in Melbourne Beach listed by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. PHOTOS PROVIDED

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, February 22, 2018 37

provides a hedge in the sense it may REAL ESTATE
be more resilient, or at least have a
different trajectory, during an eco-
nomic downturn.

Brevard is also much larger than
Indian River County, with four
times the population, approximately
600,000 compared to 150,000, and
Melbourne is five times as big as
Vero, so there are many more homes
to buy and sell, including many luxu-
ry properties.

The new office, which already dom-
inates sales on the south island, pro-
vides a gateway to other parts of the
thriving Melbourne/Brevard County
market, such as fast-growing Viera.

With Port Canaveral in the middle
of a $500 million upgrade and ex-
pansion as it closes in on becoming
the busiest cruise-ship port in the
world, and Musk preparing to move
his entire Hawthorne, California
headquarters and rocket-making di-
vision to Brevard, the future looks
very bright for Brevard – and Treasure
Coast Sotheby’s, which has 82 agents
in three offices who sold more than
$400 million in real estate in the past
12 months. 

DESIGNING A NEW HOME? HIRE AN EXPERIENCED ARCHITECT

STORY BY TIM CARTER WASHINGTON POST that would no doubt cause a massive This moisture would wick back to the complex connections, blueprints
wood beam to rot years down the wood, causing it to rot. missing interior elevations and AWOL
Someone recently asked me, a road. The wood beam held up one room finish schedules along with
builder, what books I’d recommend end of the addition over a new garage He disagreed and demanded the minimal written specifications.
about building and construction for below the addition. top of the block pier be flat for a par-
young architecture students. You ticular look and feel. I protected my- All of these things lead to misun-
might think my first reaction would The architect called for a flat con- self with a written note to the owner derstandings, drama, blown budgets
be to provide a few links to one or two
top books. But my answer was that, crete block pier to be built for one so I would not be held liable when it and, in the worst cases, expensive
instead of reading about how to build, end of the wood beam to rest upon. rotted. She sided with the architect. lawsuits in which only the attorneys
aspiring architects should go work The top of the block pier extended I’m sure the beam has rotted by now. win. If you know a person who ex-
full time on construction sites for a about six inches beyond the face of presses an interest in being an archi-
minimum of a year. Two years would the wall plane. I told the architect By working on construction sites, tect, please tell them to go get mud-
be an even better investment of time. that rain water would pond on the aspiring young architects would see dy, sweaty and dusty for two years.
pier and saturate the concrete block. how frustrating it is to work from They’ll forever thank you! 
The hands-on construction experi- plans lacking sufficient details of
ence gained in that way would pay off
in spades later in their careers, allow-
ing them to better serve their clients.

I went on to mention how young
women and men studying architec-
ture should work for both remodeling
and new construction builders. They’ll
quickly discover the challenges faced
by builders when trying to work from
plans that contain flaws or oversights.

About halfway through my career
as a custom builder and remodeler, I
had a confrontation with an architect
who was about my age. He had drawn
the plans for a room addition I was
building. I knew this architect had no
field experience at all because it had
come up in previous conversation.

As I reviewed the plans before start-
ing the job, I uncovered a design flaw

38 Thursday, February 22, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Feb. 9 to Feb. 15

The real estate market came back to life last week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903, and 32937. Satellite
Beach reported 9 sales, followed by Melbourne Beach with 4, and Indialantic and Indian Harbour Beach
with 3 each.
The featured sale of the week was of a golf course home in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 170 Whaler
Drive was placed on the market Oct. 16 with an asking price of $459,000. The sale closed Feb. 15 for
$445,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Renee Winkler and Carola Meyerhoeffer of Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s. The purchaser was represented by Clifford Howes of Aquarina Properties.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
$575,000
$445,000
INDIGO COVE 112 INDIGO COVE PL 1/2/2018 $575,000 $575,000 2/13/2018 $375,000
OSPREY VILLAS EAST R 170 WHALER DR 10/16/2017 $459,000 $459,000 2/15/2018
BREAKERS CONDO P3 2207 ATLANTIC ST 814 12/4/2017 $409,000 $409,000 2/9/2018 $497,500
$200,000
SALES FOR 32903 $135,000

INDIALANTIC BY SEA 225 WAYNE AVE 12/18/2017 $500,000 $500,000 2/9/2018 $445,000
OCEAN SD VIL P2 B8P9 3308 CUTTY SARK WAY 7/17/2017 $224,900 $219,200 2/15/2018 $377,000
CASA DEL MAR CONDO 1011 S MIRAMAR AVE 7 12/18/2017 $154,900 $154,900 2/9/2018 $360,000

SALES FOR 32937

LANTANA OCEANFRONT 1851 HIGHWAY A1A 4403 1/15/2018 $474,900 $474,900 2/14/2018
PINEDA OCEAN CLB P2 155 HIGHWAY A1A 307 12/27/2017 $389,000 $389,000 2/9/2018
INDIAN HRBR BCH CLB 2055 HIGHWAY A1A #501 1/13/2018 $369,000 $369,000 2/9/2018

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, February 22, 2018 39

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Indigo Cove, Address: 112 Indigo Cove Pl Subdivision: Indialantic by Sea, Address: 225 Wayne Ave

Listing Date: 1/2/2018 Listing Date: 12/18/2017
Original Price: $575,000 Original Price: $500,000
Recent Price: $575,000 Recent Price: $500,000
Sold: 2/13/2018 Sold: 2/9/2018
Selling Price: $575,000 Selling Price: 497500
Listing Agent: Karen Coville Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter & Kirk Kessel

Selling Agent: Exp Realty LLC Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Susan Williammee Thomas Donnelly

Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc RE/MAX Alternative Realty

Subdivision: Indian Hrbr Bch Clb, Address: 2055 Highway A1A #501 Subdivision: Lyme Bay Sec 4, Address: 338 Markley Ct

Listing Date: 1/13/2018 Listing Date: 1/19/2018
Original Price: $369,000 Original Price: $235,000
Recent Price: $369,000 Recent Price: $235,000
Sold: 2/9/2018 Sold: 2/12/2018
Selling Price: $360,000 Selling Price: $226,000
Listing Agent: Todd Ostrander Listing Agent: Zachary Spurlock

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Lynda Rippolone David Settgast

La Rosa Realty, LLC Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: Lantana Oceanfront, Address: 1851 Highway A1A 4403

Listing Date: 1/15/2018
Original Price: $474,900
Recent Price: $474,900
Sold: 2/14/2018
Selling Price: $445,000
Listing Agent: Warren Wright

Selling Agent: Charles Rutenberg Realty

Anthony Gallo

Palm Realty Properties,LLC

Subdivision: Moorings Subd The, Address: 435 Bridgetown Ct

Listing Date: 1/2/2018
Original Price: $615,000
Recent Price: $615,000
Sold: 2/9/2018
Selling Price: $615,000
Listing Agent: Zachary Spurlock

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Andrew Barclay

RE/MAX Elite

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