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PAGE B8 B8 B14VEROWEIGHTLIFTERS DINING: JOEY’S PAGE B12
CAP SUPER SEASON SEAFOOD SHACK
WE CARE MARDI GRAS B15
RAISES BIG, FAT $200K
Texas man with Health Department’s tax funding
big plans buys for indigent care cut 60 percent
By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer through an annual block grant of
By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer [email protected] $2.5 million – switched to a fee-
[email protected] for-service reimbursement sys-
A change 18 months ago in the tem which requires non-Medicaid
David Frankens is now the own- way the County Health Depart- or Medicare patients to bring in
er of a defunct ethanol plant, 150 ment is funded by the County proof that they qualify for indigent
acres of land and a deep injection Hospital District has resulted in a care before they can be seen.
well. drastic drop in the number of pa-
tients going to the Health Depart- That mundane-sounding chore
He’s got a half-dozen or so em- ment for free healthcare – from – bringing in things like proof of
ployees that were kept on, the an average of 80 visits a day to 18 domicile and pay stubs – has prov-
skeleton crew who continued to – and this in turn has forced major en very difficult for people living in
staff the abandoned INEOS Bio staff cuts and a curtailment of the poverty, said clinic administrator
facility after the bank took it back. agency’s adult and pediatric pri- Miranda Hawker. “It’s very chal-
mary care services. lenging for our patients to bring in
Frankens said he just wrote all that documentation.”
a check for payroll for those According to officials, the
folks. “And I bonused them,” the plunge in patient visits came af- But the result of the huge drop-
45-year-old said from his home ter the tax-levying Hospital Dis- off in patients being seen at the
in Lufkin, Texas, a city of 35,000 trict – which had been funding clinic was that the Hospital Dis-
people situated about halfway be- the Health Department’s clinic
tween Houston and Dallas. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
When he heard that the tenta- BROKEN LINE FIXED THAT SPEWED
tive deal Alliance BioEnergy had to RAW SEWAGE INTO BETHEL CREEK
buy the plant from the bank was
falling through, Frankens said he By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer
got his helicopter ready and flew [email protected]
over to look at the site.
The City of Vero Beach
“A friend of mine knew about last week completed final re-
it,” Frankens said. “He said, David, pairs to the sewer main that
drains much of the northern
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 part of the barrier island.
The rusting 50-year-old iron
INSIDE pipe ruptured in November,
dumping 3.1 million gallons
NEWS 1-8 PETS 14 PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD of raw sewage into Bethel
DINING B15 Creek before temporary re-
HEALTH 9 GAMES B20 Three days of praise pairs halted the spill.
CALENDAR B23 at St. Paul’s Church
REAL ESTATE 15 The city had to wait for
B1 Healing, praise and dedication were seasonally high tides to recede –
ARTS the main themes for a three-day ser- they last from October through
December – before undertaking
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 vice held last weekend at St. Paul’s the complex repair. Even with the PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
For circulation or where to pick up Church in honor of the official water table lower, the site required
your issue call: 772-226-7925 grand opening of the church’s dewatering for work to proceed last Residents were asked to limit
new facility at 999 Flamevine Thursday and Friday. The break water usage while the line, which
Lane, just west of Ocean Drive. was on the east side of State Road carries waste to the city’s sewage
A1A, in front of the newly-built Surf treatment plant, was cut for repair.
World-renowned gospel singer Wintley Club townhomes, near Jaycee Park. At the same time, 30 lift stations
Phipps, left, led a Saturday concert. were shut off between Jaycee Park
and the north boundary of Indian
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. River Shores, from about 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Thursday to reduce the
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INEOS PLANT HAS NEW OWNER tial introduction with Solid Waste Director clude 37 companies, more than 200,000 gineer Drew Carlyle answered the phone
Himanshu Mehta, and a follow-up meet- acres of land in Texas, real estate develop- Monday at the Carlyle Homes office. The
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing with Mehta, plus Utilities Director Vin- ments, wind farms, solar farms, medicinal company website says Drew’s father Joe
cent Burke and County Administrator Jason cannabis, and investment partnerships Carlyle founded the company in 1990 and
I know this doesn’t fall exactly in your mot- Brown on Jan. 23. from the Pacific coast to Australia. still serves as CEO.
to, but I’d like you to fly out and look at it.
So I took the preacher and flew out and we Mehta said the meeting took place in Frankens Investment Fund LLC, he said, Drew Carlyle said at no point during his
prayed over it.” Brown’s office and lasted about an hour. is his main company. The limited liability dad’s 28-year history did anyone else own
“There were at least six people from the company was established Dec. 6, 2017, ac- the family business. “Either he’s crazy or he’s
As with any major life decision, Frankens Frankens Energy team,” including Frankens cording to the Texas Department of State not telling the whole truth. I’ve never heard
said he consults his pastor, his religious ad- and Alain Castro. database. of David Frankens,” Carlyle said.
visor, and brings him along to important
business meetings. “I am a man of faith. My Castro is an MBA and engineer, founder He currently has at least six active cor- Frankens said he has another Florida cor-
heart is to help the community, by buying of two companies, Ener-Core and Energy porations on file under his name in Texas, poration called 301 Partners, through which
this land from a bank, from a lender at some Ventures, both heavily involved in renew- including several formed in recent months. he set up a major solar energy project for
reduced price,” Frankens said. “I have part- able energy projects not only in the United Big Country Land & Ranches is the lon- Jacksonville Electric or JEA. Upon checking
ners that own that [property] with me.” States, but also in Europe, Latin America gest-established company still active in the various iterations of the name 301 Partners
and South America. state database, founded in January 1991. It in the state corporations database, no ac-
The County Property Appraiser’s website lists Frankens as one of the owners. tive or inactive companies listing Frankens
lists the purchase price for the INEOS prop- Frankens Energy LLC, the corporation seem to exist.
erty as $3 million. that purchased the property, was estab- Frankens said he started his business ca-
lished with the State of Florida Division of reer by building a spec home when he was In response to a request placed with JEA’s
Frankens said he puts up the majority of Corporations on Jan. 18, a few days before 18, using a bank loan of about $30,000 or media office, JEA spokesperson Gina Kyle
the capital and brings in “really profession- the closing and the meeting with county of- $40,000, he doesn’t remember the exact said Monday, “I did put out some feelers and
al people” with specific industry expertise ficials. The corporate paperwork lists only amount. “In four years I was the biggest that name was not familiar, but the way we
needed for a particular project. Frankens, no other officers or directors, and homebuilder in the area,” he claims. “In the do these projects is that we work with var-
a registered agent that is not an attorney, 2008 bust, I bought Carlyle Homes. I bought ious contractors and that person could be
Because of his success putting together but an agency called Incorp Services with several tract home companies.” affiliated with one of the subcontractors.”
deals and matching investors with opportu- an address in Loxahatchee.
nities, Frankens said he’s currently a billion- A 2005 Washington Post story quotes Da- As part of a cursory look into Frankens’
aire. He also says at the end of the day, the Frankens Energy does not have a web- vid Frankens as a real estate developer who complex business interests, Vero Beach
defunct INEOS plant will be a $300 million site where someone could quickly find out unearthed a faulty gas pipeline underneath 32963 was able to verify that he is, in fact,
project – a number that at this point in his about the company. the mobile home park he’d been building, listed as a board member for an Austra-
life he doesn’t bat an eye at. so apparently he was in the development lian medical cannabis research company,
The domain name www.frankensenergy. business in his 30s. But Frankens’ story gets NuCannaCo Science Limited, which has a
Indian River County, in response to a re- com was purchased on Feb. 3. “At one time shaky after that. market capitalization of $17.1 million and
cords request, confirmed that the county I had nine websites and people were getting is traded on the National Stock Exchange of
is exploring some options with Frankens’ so confused with all the different compa- The Texas Association of Builders lists Australia.
company, but that nothing definite is in nies, so I made an executive decision to shut one company by the name of Carlyle
the works. Public records show there have every site down,” Frankens said. Homes, in Troup, Texas, about an hour Frankens’ bio on the corporate website
been two meetings with Frankens – an ini- from Lufkin. Project manager and civil en- says, “Mr. Frankens is a lifelong resident of
Frankens says his business interests in-
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East Texas where he started his business ca- HEALTH DEPARTMENT FUNDING state. Other programs that are funded by the the Gifford Health Center Pediatric Clinic
reer as a custom homebuilder and expand- state are not affected and are still offered, and WeCare, a program in which specialized
ed into mortgage lending and farm and CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 including family planning, immunizations, care is given through physician volunteers.
ranch management. and treatment for communicable diseases
trict “adjusted” the amount of money it such as TB and HIV. Some of the Health Department’s patient
“Mr. Frankens is also the developer of was giving the Health Department down load may be moving to two other clinics
wind energy in the Southwestern U.S. and to $900,000 – a reduction of more than 60 Along with adult primary care, health de- with sliding fee scales as well as Medicaid
brings a high level of experience in negoti- percent. This in turn has led to cutbacks of partment officials say pediatric and dental and Medicare: Whole Family Health and
ations, deal structures and worldwide busi- 21 positions, including a doctor, a dentist, care are also provided now only “on a lim- Treasure Coast Community Health, which
ness contacts that will benefit and comple- a nurse practitioner, several nurses and at ited basis.” is also a District beneficiary.
ment the company.” least nine people involved in the very pro-
cess of getting those patients approved. The change brings the Health Depart- Vicki Soulé, CEO of Treasure Coast Com-
Frankens said he has a conceptual plan ment into line with other programs the Dis- munity Health, said they have been getting
for the former INEOS property, but it’s still As a result, adult primary care is now trict funds to provide healthcare to the indi- more calls since the Health Department
all in his head. being offered only on a “limited basis,” ac- gent, the vast majority of its budget going to staffing cuts took effect. “Our call center
cording to clinic officials. Meanwhile, the indigent care at Indian River Medical Center staff recently reported receiving calls from
“When we flew down in the helicopter, I Hospital District is suggesting patients use – though that could change if a takeover by individuals saying the Health Department
looked at it and I saw a lot of things. I’m right two other low-income health clinics in Vero Cleveland Clinic pans out, and that system suggested they call TCCH,” said Soulé.
now designing that,” Frankens said. “It’s a Beach: Whole Family Health and Treasure agrees to provide indigent care.
beautiful site, a beautiful place.” Coast Community Health. Ironically, that clinic too was in a funding
The District-supported VNA mobile pinch for the past five months; it was re-
The concept, he said, involves taking “We decided to pay the Health Depart- health unit made a similar transition to fee- solved days after the last of the Health De-
waste concrete from the Indian River Coun- ment like we pay all the other providers,” for-service in 2016 but needed “some ex- partment’s layoffs went into effect. Treasure
ty landfill and making it into usable gravel said Hospital District Trustee Allen Jones. tra support from the District,” said District Coast, along with all Federally Qualified
for construction sites. He’s also interested in “It’s based on actual treatment for patients Board Chairman Marybeth Cunningham. Health Centers, saw its federal appropria-
reclaiming the methane gas currently being that meet the definition of indigent, so we The mobile unit got a year’s grace period tion – almost a fifth of its budget – expire in
burned off at the landfill and making that can show the taxpayer that their money is for the transition, as did the Health Depart- September 2017 and then get stuck in limbo
into energy. going specifically for indigent care.” ment. “The Health Department has taken while Congress debated the Government
longer so we actually gave them another Spending Bill. That finally passed Feb. 8 and
Frankens said he wants to sit down with Jones said while the Health Department year of transition (on top of the first year), included funding for Community Health
Alliance BioEnergy CEO Daniel de Liege claimed that was already the case, the num- covering their budget shortfalls.” Centers nationwide.
and their scientists to see if maybe he can bers point to other uses. “It appears that
partner with them to make ethanol at the that money wasn’t spent just for indigent. Cunningham points out that the Health Last year, Treasure Coast Community
plant, too. It’s been used to support a broad swath of Department is not typical among the state’s Health Care centers saw nearly 20,000 pa-
Health Department projects, which are health departments in offering primary tients. It gets a small portion of its funding
Frankens said he’s already begun working all good for the community, but I think we care, and that the District, not the state, – 4.4 percent – from the Hospital District,
with a Realtor looking for homes or home- need to review the whole circumstance.” funds that entire expense for those who which recently increased support for a den-
sites in Indian River County so he can have qualify. The main offices of the Health De- tal program. Treasure Coast has recently
a home close to the new project. He’s been The staffing cuts mostly affect adult pri- partment are in the County Administration added providers in medical, dental and
viewing available parcels by helicopter, he mary care, which gets no funding from the complex south of Airport Road; it also runs
said, and would ultimately want some acre- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
age on water.
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT FUNDING in the county for six months; they must earn needed specialty care like hernia repairs, SEWAGE LINE FIXED
no more than 150 percent of the federal and some were waiting over a year,” Jones
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 poverty guidelines, and not qualify for other said. “We said, Oh my gosh, we’ve got to CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
reimbursement including Medicaid. help these WeCare patients get treatment.”
behavioral health, Soulé said. It has also flow of sewage. Vero Water and Sewer Depart-
opened two additional clinics in the past The board will debate whether to raise Said Ann Marie Suriano, the District’s ment Director Rob Bolton said the city hired
year. “With Department of Health cutbacks, income to 200 percent of federal guidelines. executive director, “There should be no Meeks Plumbing to run three pump trucks
Treasure Coast Community Health expects Medicaid covers those who earn only 120 change in accessing public health services to suck up the waste water accumulating at
and welcomes more referrals, both from the percent of the poverty guidelines. as that is the primary role of the Health De- closed lift-stations to prevent sewage from
community and from Indian River Medical partment.” backing up into businesses and homes.
Center’s emergency department.” Several Hospital District officials were not
aware of the layoffs at the Health Depart- “The District and the trustees have been About 25 feet of 12-inch iron pipe was cut
Last week at its monthly Chairman’s ment or of the cutback in services. Trustee very kind to us and I’m grateful,” stressed away and replaced with the same material
meeting, the Hospital District agreed to Jones expressed hope that the District could Hawker. “If there is room to ask for some and then a protective sleeve, also of iron, was
consider whether to raise its income limit to find a way to help. He pointed out that last additional funding this coming year, we installed where the sewage pipe runs through
qualify as indigent, thereby expanding the year, the District added $300,000 to the clin- would do that, and perhaps they’d be re- a large concrete stormwater drain. The break
number of people it serves. By the District’s ic’s WeCare funding as a separate line item ceptive. But I’m also very respectful of what was probably caused by the storm water
current standard, patients must have lived in its budget. their good decisions are, and we are good pipe, which encased the sewer pipe in cor-
partners with them.” rosive salty water, but Bolton is sending the
“There was a backlog of patients that pipe away for analysis to nail down the cause.
“Everything was back online before 5
o’clock, before people got home,” Bolton said
“The highest water usage – 60 percent – is be-
tween 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.”
The spill came to light on Nov. 16 when
residents complained of a foul odor along
Bethel Creek, an inlet that connects to the la-
goon near the city marina north of the Barber
After a reporter called the city to check on
the cause of the smell, Bolton investigated
and discovered the broken line.
At that time, he estimated 100,000 gallons
of sewage had spewed into the lagoon, but af-
ter checking flow records at the sewage plant
he upped the estimate to 3.1 million gallons,
making it the fourth largest spill along the la-
goon since 2015, according to records provid-
ed by DEP.
All told, the repair will cost the city about
$50,000, Bolton said. That includes re-sod-
ding and other landscaping at the dig site
along A1A in front of the multimillion-dollar
Surf Club townhouses.
Water testing done by the Water and Sew-
er Department and state Department of En-
vironmental Protection found high levels of
dangerous bacteria in Bethel Creek for weeks
after the spill. Residents asked the city put
up signs to warn kayakers and boaters not to
touch the water, which was done.
“We stopped testing Dec. 20, when the en-
terococci bacteria levels were at acceptable
levels,” Bolton said, but the signs are still in
place and residents remain concerned about
the quality of the water after so much sewage
poured into the Bethel Creek, which has little
natural flow to disburse pollution.
To address those concerns, Bolton consult-
ed with scientists, including Florida Institute
of Technology Ocean Engineering and Sci-
ences Professor John Trefry, and decided to
install pumps in the creek to aerate the water.
“Aeration was developed for treating sewage,
to decompose waste faster and better,” Trefry
said. The oxygen enlivens the bacteria, which
eats organic matter, he added. And Bethel
Creek is a good candidate for aeration, which
works best in an enclosed system.
Aeration will be needed for about a year
“to really see a good change,” said Bolton.
Following Trefry’s advice, his department will
measure the creek’s oxygen levels periodical-
ly to gauge improvement.
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2 nabbed for pulling out signs posted to discourage beggars
By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer growing problem with roadside begging. As of last weekend, panhandlers could think it’s having an effect.
[email protected] Currey said his department received still be found at several intersections, “The signs might not discourage the
sometimes standing under the city’s
Three weeks into Vero Beach’s efforts nearly 300 calls from January 2017 to signs, and motorists were still giving panhandlers, but we hope they will de-
to curb panhandling at city intersections, January 2018 from people complaining them money. ter motorists from giving them money,”
two homeless people have been arrested about panhandling on the city’s streets. he added. “The surest way to stop the
and jailed for removing – or attempting Police received more than 700 calls alert- “The signs have been up only a few panhandling is to stop giving them mon-
to remove – signs posted to discourage ing officers to “homeless individuals on weeks and we’re still getting feedback, ey, because these people won’t stay out
the roadside beggars and the motorists the corner.” but, overall, the response has been pos- there if it’s not productive.
who give them money. itive,” Currey said.
He said many of the “homeless” calls “Besides, if your money goes into their
According to arrest affidavits, David probably involved the same people re- “Were just trying to get the message hands, we pretty much know where it’s
Wayne Miller, 41, was charged with crim- ferred to in the panhandling calls. out so we can keep our streets safe, and I going to wind up.”
inal mischief on Feb. 6, after he allegedly
pulled one of the signs from the ground at
the intersection of U.S. 1 and 17th Street.
Three days later, Benjamin Daum, 34,
was charged with disorderly intoxication
after a Vero Beach police officer alleged-
ly saw him trying to remove a sign at the
“We had three signs that were taken
down,” Vero Beach Police Chief David
Currey said. “The first one, we weren’t
sure who did it. The second one, David
Miller was caught in the act. The third
one was Benjamin Daum, who we believe
was also responsible for the first one.
“We’ve had issues with both of them,”
“They’re not cooperative and they’re
usually under the influence of some-
thing, usually alcohol.”
Currey said Miller has been arrested
more than dozen times locally, and Daum
has been jailed more than 40 times since
2005, usually for nuisance crimes such
as disorderly intoxication, trespass and
carrying alcoholic beverages in an open
container in public.
All of the downed signs were quickly
In fact, Currey said signs have been
added at five locations, including the in-
tersections of State Road 60 and 43rd Av-
enue – adjacent to the Nino’s restaurant
– and U.S. 1 and Aviation Boulevard.
There are now 12 such signs, which
cost $50 apiece, posted at some of the
city’s busiest intersections.
“It’s well worth the money to change
the mindset in this community,” Currey
said, “because this is a public safety is-
The fear is that drivers will be distract-
ed by the panhandlers and cause an ac-
cident or that they will obstruct traffic
when they stop to hand money out their
windows. Panhandlers also are at risk of
being struck by cars.
The city’s signs read: “DUE TO PUBLIC
SAFETY CONCERNS, PANHANDLING IS
DISCOURAGED” in red lettering, with
“Please Donate To Local Charitable Or-
ganizations” underneath in smaller black
Panhandling is not illegal, so city of-
ficials had to choose the wording for the
signs carefully, after researching what oth-
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Versatile surgeon has appetite for weight-loss surgery
By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer the diversity of the things that I do, rather
[email protected] than just strictly one thing.”
As a general surgeon with Indian River “That’s part of what I find rewarding and
Medical Center, Dr. Theodore (Ted) Perry’s kind of keeps me refreshed. So on any given
catalogue raisonné includes appendecto- day, I might do a bariatric surgery to start
mies, bladder surgeries, colon and rectal the day, and then a colon resection and
surgeries, gallbladder removals, head and then a mastectomy and a gallbladder and a
neck surgeries, hernia repairs, lung sur- hernia and a thyroid all in one day. Which
gery, lymph node excisions, mastectomies, is kind of nice.”
Mohs surgery and dozens of other proce-
dures. Despite the satisfaction Perry derives
from his wide-ranging practice, he puts
“What I enjoy the most,” says this bariatric weight-loss procedures at the top
Healthgrades.com 4-star-rated surgeon, “is
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Dr. Theodore Perry.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 “We do mostly gastric sleeves,” Perry During the procedure a large portion of By greatly reducing the size of the stom-
says, “and I’ve have been doing them a long the patient’s stomach is removed, leaving ach and suppressing the appetite, the pro-
of his workday wish list. time.” only a narrow gastric tube or “sleeve.” cedure limits the amount of food that can
Pointing to the myriad health dangers be eaten at one time. Patients simply feel
The Cleveland Clinic where – incidental- WebMD puts it even more simply. “In fuller faster and therefore eat less.
America’s national obesity epidemic poses ly – Perry served as chief resident 25 years this operation,” it says, “surgeons remove
– including diabetes, hypertension, sleep ago, describes the gastric sleeve as “a lap- part of your stomach and join the remain- And, before you ask, there simply isn’t a
apnea, fatty infiltrations of the liver and aroscopic procedure that involves making ing portions together to make a new ba- pill for that.
other parts of the body, osteoporosis and five or six small incisions in the abdomen nana-sized stomach or sleeve. You won’t be
the ever-growing need for knee and hip re- and performing the procedure using a vid- able to eat as much as you used to, which “I hear that question at every patient in-
placements – Perry is working hard to add eo camera (a laparoscope) and long instru- helps you lose weight. Plus, the surgery re- formation seminar: ‘Isn’t there a new pill
“fence-builder” to his resume. ments that are placed through these small moves the part of your stomach that makes coming up that will do the same thing?’”
incisions.” a hormone that boosts your appetite.” Perry says. “The answer,” he flatly states,
Wait a minute. A fence-building sur- “is no.”
“The average weight-loss pill,” he con-
The current situation, Perry explains, tinues, “is considered a success if it has a
“is like having a fleet of ambulances at the 10 percent effect. Our [sleeve] patients are
bottom of the cliff … as opposed to putting losing 75-to-85 percent of their excess body
up a fence at the top. weight routinely. Not 10 percent. And the
problem with these pills is that they only
“Weight-loss surgery,” he said, “is the work as long as you stay on them; as soon
equivalent of that fence at the top of the as you come off them, then they stop.”
cliff. It stops everything else.”
And then there are the side-effects. The
That “everything else” includes the drug fen-phen was at one time considered
health dangers mentioned above as well as something of a “wonder drug” for weight
heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and loss but was later ordered off the market by
nerve damage. the Food and Drug Administration when
studies showed it also caused serious heart
In Perry’s eyes, weight-loss surgery is the valve problems in those who took it.
very essence of preventive medicine.
Perry is eager to put his years of experi-
The American Heart Association reports ence to work explaining the entire process
“nearly 70 percent of American adults are to those who seek a safer, faster solution to
either overweight or obese,” and dealing their own individual weight problems.
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Better roadmap emerges for treating prostate cancer
By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer of the AUA, the American Urological Asso- sound guidance as the “only definitive way” Drs. Chris Tardif and Marc Rose. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
[email protected] ciation. That was in early 2017. And I came to confirm prostate cancer was correct two
back and said to my wife, ‘I haven’t been this years ago, researchers, clinicians and med- using these ultrasound/MRI hybrid comput-
Medicine is such a fast-changing field, excited about anything in urology in years.’ ical equipment manufacturers – including er-generated images.
with so many important advances happen- Gainesville-based Invivo Corporation, cre-
ing all the time, that it is hard for doctors “I think it’s going to just revolutionize ator of the UroNav Fusion technology – were There is, however, a caveat. The FDA does
and patients to keep up with the latest best things. It’s still early, but I think it’s great.” busily looking for a better way. warn that the powerful magnetic fields gen-
techniques and treatments. erated by a 3.0 Tesla MRI could cause serious
That’s a rare outburst of enthusiasm for By combining ultrasound and MRI im- problems for those with various implant-
For example, less than two years ago, Bio- the normally stoic Rose – enthusiasm that aging, Invivo’s system gives urologists a far able medical devices such as pacemakers,
medical Engineering and Computational is understandable considering that pros- more accurate roadmap to follow. some types of stents and even certain hip
Biology, a highly-respected source of clinical tate cancer is the second most common or knee replacements, so be sure to let your
health data, wrote on the National Institutes cancer in men in this country and that this As Rose explains, “What happens now is physician know about any such implants.
of Health website that “the only definitive potentially deadly disease is often missed the person has the MRI done. The radiolo-
way to confirm prostate cancer is through a in routine examinations. gist reads it and, using software called Dy- Dr. Marc Rose and Dr. Chris Tardif are with
prostate biopsy, wherein a physician samples nacad, they mark the areas of the prostate Indian River Medical Center Urology with of-
prostate tissue from a few locations within That in no small part is because the that may be in question. Then the person fices at the Health and Wellness Center located
the gland using a spring-loaded biopsy gun,” prostate is not an easily accessible gland. comes here to Scully-Welsh where we have at 3450 11th Court, suite 303 in Vero Beach.
using ultrasound imaging for guidance. Located inside the pelvic area and sur- the newest ultrasound equipment. Tardif’s phone number is 772-794-9771. Rose’s
rounded by the rectum and the bladder, phone number is 772-567-3003.
But that has changed, and there is now, the gland itself surrounds part of the ure- “The MRI picture is sent over the Internet
according to Drs. Marc Rose and Chris Tar- thral sphincter. It’s not easy to see. and it goes to the fusion equipment, which
dif at Indian River Medical Center Urology, takes the MRI pictures with the markings of
a better way. For decades, PSA or “prostate-specific where any questionable areas might be and
antigen” tests – basically a simple blood test makes them show up on the screen.”
That better way, says Rose, is the UroNav – had been one of primary diagnostic tools
Fusion Biopsy System, a procedure that used by urologists to detect prostate cancer. Then the ultrasound images are added
uses magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs, But in more recent studies, PSA tests were to the digital mix and the fusion equipment
in addition to ultrasound imaging to give shown to yield far too many false-positive takes the two pictures and molds them into
physicians a far superior way to see inside results which, in turn, led to unnecessary one and, as Rose puts it, “the worrisome or
the prostate and collect tissue samples from prostatectomies or surgeries to remove the questionable area [of the prostate] that was
clearly targeted areas of the gland. prostate gland. marked on the MRI shows up in the proper
spot on the ultrasound, so you have a much
“I went to a meeting about it in Balti- So while Biomedical Engineering and better target and then you do the biopsy,”
more,” Rose explains, “at the headquarters Computational Biology’s reference to ultra-
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Bonz: This perky pooch is not your average Giuseppe
Hi Dog Buddies! PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Giuseppe Looked liked a size XXXXS. It hadda gray
hood. The rest was a black an white cat-
This week we innerviewed Giuseppe I’m Really Smart. I just graduated FIRST in have my own floatation vest, of course. skull-and-crossbones pattern.
Nelson, an 8-month-old Pomeranian, my class from PetCo Puppy Training 1 and Me an Mom kayak on the river, an I sit in
black with white rear sox. Giuseppe’s one 2. They all call me The Boss. I’m great with our boat an watch Mom water ski. I wanna “Rock on! But what’s up with the cat
of the liddlest (almost 7 pounds), bounci- My Fellow Dogs.” learn how to do that, but I’m not sure how skulls?”
est poocheroos I’ve ever met. And CUTE? I’d hold the rope. I also love playin’ on the
He’s one of those spunky, bright-eyed, “Dude! Pawsome!” I said. As Giuseppe beach.” “Oh, yeah, that. The dog hoodies were
curly-tailed fluff-muffins who take cute to talked about his life, he munched onna too big for me, so Dad hadda get a cat
a whole new level: the Creme de la Cute. raspberry-colored squeaky ball, (which “Oh, and SOX! I take ’em to a quiet spot hoodie. But, hey, I got nothing against cats.
looked great against his black fur). The and chew ’em. But only one atta time. Not that I ever met one.
He lives at the top of a winding stair- squeaks punctuated his story. Sometimes Dad has to wear one black an
case, an his Mom and him came bouncing one white sock. I think it’s cool, but I’m not “You know what I really, really like doin’?
down it to greet me an my assistant. Well, “So, I was born inna kennel called Lid- sure he does.” CAMPIN’! Inna TENT. Mom an Dad call it
Giuseppe was bouncing. An twirling, an dle Town of Pomeranians, which Mom an PRIM-uh-tive Campin.’ I have my crate in
doing liddle dance steps on his back feet. Dad found On Line. Just me an my sister “I notice you’ve got a lotta energy,” I there, an one or two squeaky toys. Dog, is it
were left, an it was a close one for a minute. stated the obvious. fun! When we were campin’ last November,
“BONzo! WELcome! I am totally stoked The Kennel Man wanted to keep me, but a gang of rowdy raccoons raided our camp
to meet you In The Fur! Come’on UP! This the Kennel Lady say NO! Thank Lassie, she “Oh, Woof, yes! I get, like, four walks site.
is my Mom, Lee. My Dad Steve’s upstairs!” won, so Mom an Dad got me. An Dog! was a day. I have this cool kibbles hoodie for
I lucky! when it’s chilly.” “I really wanted to go out there an give
And up he bounded like a fluffy liddle ’em What For, but Mom an Dad said NO.
guhZELLE, even though the steps were “Indoors, I often sit on the back of the His Mom brought it out an put it on Gi- Those poop-faced raccoons ate a hole in
taller than him. I followed at a more con- couch an gaze out at the ocean. I also useppe. Well, I thought my ears’d pop off, our cooler; even worse, they stole Mom’s
servative pace, an only dropped my note- spend time on the balcony, sniffin’ the tryin’ to keep from laughin.’ It was hilari- an Dad’s steaks, an even more worse, MY
book once. Giuseppe’s place was Super breeze an ponderin’ stuff. It’s so Zen. But ous an cool at the same time. An TEENY. dog biscuits. They even took the top off the
Cool Dog Biscuits, lotsa space an a big when I see other humans or dogs on MY catchup bottle an slurped all the catchup
window an a balcony that looked right out beach, I admit I get a liddle territorial an DON’T BE SHY out. So rude!”
on the ocean. start yapping. (I wish I had one of those
Serious German Shepherd Barks, but what We are always looking for pets “Got any pooch pals?”
“Woof, that’s some staircase!” I puffed. are you gonna do?) with interesting stories. “Our neighbor Bob’ pooches are cool. I
“I KNOW! At first Dad hadda carry me usta play with Lexie, but she went to Dog
up an down ’em when I hadda go Do My “Mom an Dad love the water, an so do I. To set up an interview, email Heaven. Now there’s just Dexter an Pixie.
Doodie, which was a lot at first. Now I’m When I was only 8 weeks old, they took me [email protected] Me and Dex hang out, but Pixie’s too shy.
great at the stairs an I don’t hafta Do My out in a speed boat, an it was PAWsome! I An there’s Cat an Nancy. They’re humans,
Doodie as much cuz I’m gettin’ to be a Big an they always paws their joggin’ to talk to
Boy.” me when I’m havin’ my walk. Hey, wouldja
Big bein’ a relative term, I thought to like a liddle snack? They’re ginger pumpkin
myself. After meeting Giuseppe’s dad, I got grain-free!”
out my notebook. “Can’t wait to hear your “Well, maybe just one for the road.
story,” I told him. Thanks!”
“OK. I’m ready. First off, just so you Heading home I was smiling,’ picturing
know, being this cute is sometimes a BUR- Giuseppe in his hoodie, an how enthusias-
den.” tic he was about pretty much everything.
“How so?” I inquired. Except raccoons. By the time I got home,
“Well, I look all cuddly and wuddly, an I the Ginger Pumpkin snack was histo-
do like snuggles, but you won’t find me in a ry. I’m, for sure, gonna tell Grandma and
Puppy Purse any time soon. I consider my- Grandpa about those.
self a Big Dog in a Liddle Dog suit. Anyway,
bein’ Super Cute is mostly a PLUS. Oh, an, Till next time,
2015 home with loads of
upgrades offered in Vero Lago
4980 55th Street in Vero Lago: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2,200-square-foot home in gated subdivision offered for
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2015 home with loads of upgrades offered in Vero Lago
By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer Services listing agent Chip Landers said. 525 homes in Vero Lago, and then, after development from 2013 until 2018. The
[email protected] “In the ’80s and ’90s, Centex was the big- the real estate recession, Tapestry Homes, Smiths built in 2015.
gest builder in the U.S.” based in Fort Lauderdale, took over the re-
A young couple, Morgan and Blake maining lots and built out the rest of the Within Vero Lago, the Smiths also chose
Smith, thinking they would live in their The company put in about 200 of the well. Each block has an oblong lake and
house for years to come, had the builder
put in a lot of fancy upgrades. Then the
baby came, making more space a bigger
priority than maximizing their investment.
The next owner will benefit from their aes-
thetic choices and thoughtful planning.
“I picked every item in this house and I
really want other people to enjoy it,” Mor-
They chose a good location too – the
Vero Lago subdivision – which has two
gated entrances, one off of 57th Avenue it
shares with Bent Pines Golf Club and one
off 53rd Street.
Vero Lago, Bent Pines and the four Wa-
terway Villages nearby are all beautiful,
their roads and plantings mutually en-
hancing each other, creating a park-like
setting over a large area.
The lush plantings along 53rd Street on
the sides and within the median, as well as
the paved path, most of it under shade, has
become the exercise promenade for moth-
ers with children in strollers, jogging part-
ners, dog walkers and even equestrians.
Vero Lago was begun in 2005 by Centex,
based in Texas, Berkshire Hathaway Home
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they have an end-on view, affording more pantry also has big drawers and vertical upgraded to an integrated Nest tempera- irrigation, cable TV, the community pool,
privacy, breadth and expanse to the back storage above for cutting boards and cook- ture control and home electronics system. tennis courts and community clubhouse,
yard. The Smiths put in a 4-foot aluminum ie trays. the latter with an exercise room and party
fence for their dog and expanded the pav- The homeowners’ fees are $238 a month space set up for catering.
ers closer to the water. The great room has a built-in enter- and include individual lawn care, lawn
tainment center, the trim and white wood
Landers pointed out Tapestry Homes echoing the crown molding and kitchen Ryan and Melissa Weaver, Agency Owners
offers homebuyers a “rare” opportuni- cabinetry. Ryan Weaver Insurance Inc. is a locally owned
ty, allowing them to customize “reason- and operated independent agency. Located in the
ably-priced homes,” while other builders The separate dining room was upgrad- CenterState Bank Building, just off of Miracle Mile
in the same price point often stick close to ed to include a coffered ceiling, as was the and across from Classic Car Wash in Vero Beach.
the basic model design. master bedroom.
Serving Vero Beach for over 10 years!
“We’re small, so we’re able to be custom- The master suite got as much attention All lines of commercial or personal insurance available.
er-centric,” Tapestry Homes President Pe- as the kitchen. Morgan joked she got a
ter Osterman said. custom walk-in closet instead of a honey-
moon. It has a built-in vanity, jewelry in-
The most popular model in Vero Lago sert, dresser, assorted shelving and hang-
is the Arlington, which is what the Smiths ing spaces eight feet high.
own, at 4980 55th Street. The first upgrade
they opted for was deep crown molding The master bath was upgraded from a tub
throughout the house, which has 10-foot to a double-sized walk-in shower, with two
ceilings. They put in a smooth-coat finish rainfall shower heads. Taller cabinets, gran-
on the plaster walls, “which is more labor ite counters, brushed pewter fixtures and
intensive, because you cannot hide any towel rods were additional upgrades. Morn-
mistakes,” Landers said. ing news shows on the mounted flat-screen
above the mirror make shaving informative.
“The Arlington is the most popular be-
cause it has good entertainment space,” One of the guest bedrooms has been
Morgan said. converted to baby Charlotte’s room, with
custom shelving, dresser and pull-out di-
The foyer lets onto the open-floor-plan apering station.
kitchen, breakfast nook and great room.
Morgan upgraded the expansive kitchen The second guest bedroom is Blake’s
island and counters to granite, put in taller “man cave,” a misnomer, since it’s neat
cabinets with soft-touch close, and chose as a pin, although there are water buffalo
a steel double-wall oven with warming horns mounted over the couch.
tray – the stove top situated to the side –
instead of a single oven below with a stove The laundry room was upgraded to
top. include a long folding counter, a bank of
cabinets and a laundry-tub sink.
She upgraded the shelves to pull-out
drawers, making pots, pans and Tupper- The three-car garage got extra storage
ware easily reached and arranged. The too, and the floor was painted with an-
The coup de grace: The whole house is
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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: FEB. 12 THROUGH FEB. 16
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A strong week in the mainland real estate market saw 33 single-family residences and lots sell
from Feb. 12-16 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Sebastian was the home at 13255 Old Dixie Highway. First listed in
August for $769,900, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom residence sold for $610,000 on Feb. 15.
In Vero Beach, the week’s top sale was the home at 400 Greystone Court SW. Originally listed in
December for $449,000, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,005-square-foot abode fetched $430,000
on Feb. 15.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
SEBASTIAN 13255 OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY 8/18/2017 $769,900 2/15/2018 $430,000
VERO BEACH 400 GREYSTONE COURT SW 12/22/2017 $449,000 2/15/2018 $345,000
VERO BEACH 720 SAINT ANNES LANE 8/16/2016 $519,000 2/12/2018 $340,000
VERO BEACH 565 32ND AVENUE SW 11/6/2017 $365,000 2/14/2018 $320,000
VERO BEACH 1650 VICTORIA CIRCLE 4/28/2017 $345,000 2/15/2018 $299,000
VERO BEACH 5520 CORSICA PLACE 7/31/2017 $319,900 2/16/2018 $298,000
VERO BEACH 215 11TH SQUARE SW 9/15/2017 $310,000 2/15/2018 $295,000
SEBASTIAN 714 PERIWINKLE DRIVE 1/8/2018 $295,000 2/16/2018 $292,500
SEBASTIAN 401 JOY HAVEN DRIVE 12/29/2017 $292,900 2/12/2018 $290,000
SEBASTIAN 7650 133RD SQUARE 10/11/2017 $350,000 2/15/2018 $255,000
VERO BEACH 1915 BRIDGEPOINTE CIRCLE UNIT#42 8/9/2017 $288,000 2/15/2018 $247,500
SEBASTIAN 739 BARBER STREET 1/17/2018 $247,500 2/16/2018 $247,000
SEBASTIAN 1618 LACONIA STREET 12/11/2017 $249,000 2/15/2018 $245,400
SEBASTIAN 642 OLEANDOR STREET 8/31/2017 $245,400 2/13/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.
400 Greystone Court SW, Vero Beach 720 Saint Annes Lane, Vero Beach
Listing Date: 12/22/2017 Listing Date: 8/16/2016
Original Price: $449,000 Original Price: $519,000
Sold: 2/15/2018 Sold: 2/12/2018
Selling Price: $430,000 Selling Price: $345,000
Listing Agent: Kelly Fischer Listing Agent: Stuart Kennedy
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc.
Alex MacWilliam IV Sherry Brown
Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
565 32nd Avenue SW, Vero Beach 1650 Victoria Circle, Vero Beach
Listing Date: 11/6/2017 Listing Date: 4/28/2017
Original Price: $365,000 Original Price: $345,000
Sold: 2/14/2018 Sold: 2/15/2018
Selling Price: $340,000 Selling Price: $320,000
Listing Agent: Bill Baysura Listing Agent: Diane De Francisci
Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc.
Beverly Dillon Diane De Francisci
Keller Williams Realty Alex MacWilliam, Inc.
ACTRESS SAVORS ROLE B4 BEATLE MANIACS B12 B15RESTAURANT REVIEW:
IN RIVERSIDE’S ‘GYPSY’ ‘COME TOGETHER’ JOEY’S SEAFOOD
Light and locale
Coming Up! define Martin Lewis’
PLAYING NEIL YOUNG PAGE B2
NEVER GETS OLD FOR
BAND BROKEN ARROW Adam Schnell.
By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
1 If the electric rock and
steel-centic sounds of Buf-
falo Springfield and Crosby, Stills,
Nash and Young are your jam,
“Heart of Gold,” “Only Love Can
Break Your Heart,” “Southern
Man,” and others, join the crowd
at the Emerson Center Thursday,
March 1, for “Broken Arrow – A
Tribute to Neil Young.” Broken Ar-
row remains faithful to the music
of the Canadian singer-songwriter,
producer, director, screenwriter,
of whom Wikipedia says, “Young’s
often-distorted electric guitar
work, deeply personal lyrics, and
signature tenor transcend his long
career,” and you’ll get to hear both
Young’s Crazy Horse sound and
the pedal-pounding country-rock
of the band he joined in 1969,
Crosby, Stills and Nash. From the
Broken Arrow website: Joe Mass
(vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica)
is a “veteran virtuoso Philly guitar
CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
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Light and locale define Martin Lewis’ fetching ‘Etchings’
By Ellen Fischer | Columnist the drypoint technique, often combined with PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD humble district, whose denizens bustle about
[email protected] other techniques, including sand ground, acid in the feeble light of a crepuscular sky.
etch and aquatint. The show also includes two comfortable environment of a private collec-
Good things come in small packages, and mezzotints and three lithographs. tor’s home. New York City’s juxtaposition of the old and
the current Vero Beach Museum of Art exhibi- the new, the meek and the mighty is just the
tion of etchings by Australian-born American Printed in rich black ink on paper whose The subjects of the prints include dramatic thing to elicit wonder in the mind of a new-
artist Martin Lewis is a very good thing. whiteness varies in tone from cool to warm, visions of New York City and environs in the comer to the city. The shadowy tones of Lew-
the etchings are mounted in newer frames of early decades of the 20th century. The earli- is’ print on that subject foretell his career as a
The concept for the exhibition came about dark wood discreetly touched with gold leaf est print on display, “From the River Front” of master of night scenes.
during the tenures of VBMA director Lucin- accents. Many of them are double-hung, one 1916, features the silhouette of a downtown
da Gedeon and curator Jay Williams. It was above the other, for an effect that suggests the skyscraper that stands head and shoulders And what scenes. Lewis had an affinity for
brought to fruition under the direction of the above its high-rise companions. The imme- the City that Never Sleeps – not only for the
VBMA’s new director, Brady Roberts, in con- diate foreground is occupied by a vastly more ship-churned Hudson with Gotham beyond
cert with the museum’s new curator, Danielle it that he shows us in “Passing Storm” of 1919,
M. Johnson. The passing of the baton from but also for the people of New York, who end-
the emeritus to the current museum profes- lessly tread the electrically lit streets of the city.
sionals could not have been done in a more
graceful manner. Over a career that spanned five decades,
Lewis’ fascination with portraying the effects
Installed in the Titelman Gallery, “Shadow of artificial light in his scenes of city and town
and Light: The Etchings of Martin Lewis” is so never dimmed. Like his contemporary and
virtuous that the VBMA has published a cat- friend, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis was a
alog of the same title for the show. That does poet who used light and locale – the city and
not happen every day; the last catalog the its suburbs – to describe both the nostal-
VBMA put out was for its George Rickey exhi- gia and essential loneliness of American life
bition, back in 2007. during a time of rapid change.
The prints in the current exhibition are Unlike Hopper, who was born in 1882 not
from the collection of Vero Beach resident far from the city in Upper Nyack, N.Y., Lewis
Stephen Holcomb, who also sponsored the was not American by birth. Born in 1880 in
catalog. the town of Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia (a
little over 80 miles northwest of Melbourne),
Standing at the entrance of the gallery you Lewis arrived in New York as a young adult. In
might first be struck by the inviting look of the his childhood, he took drawing lessons before
54 prints on display: numerous etchings in
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leaving home at 15 to travel in Australia and scraping away the lines so they will hold less
New Zealand while working as a manual la- (or no) ink, thereby allowing the white of the
borer. He settled briefly in Sydney, where he paper to show through in those places when
studied at Sydney Art School under the En- the plate is printed.
glish-born painter Julian Ashton. Lewis was
18 or 19 when he left Australia for the United Drypoint is a demanding technique that
States, working his way to San Francisco as requires a steady hand and a sense for the
a merchant seaman. By age 25 he had found right amount of pressure with which to pull
his way to New York City. Already an accom- the needle to achieve thicker or thinner lines
plished draughtsman and etcher, Lewis creat- on the plate. As the needle carves into the
ed his first etching in New York in 1915 while copper, it throws up a ragged burr of metal on
supporting himself as an illustrator. It was either side of the needle’s path. When the art-
during his early years in New York that Lewis ist inks the plate, the incised line and the burr
showed Edward Hopper the basics of etching. will both be filled. This results in a soft, dense
black line when the ink is transferred from
The early influence of Japanese printmak- plate to paper in the printing press.
ing on Lewis’ art at this time can be seen in
two almost identical prints, hung one above The variety of tone as well as the richness
the other, in the current exhibition. “Moon- of the black in a Lewis drypoint print is a thing
lit Farm Scene” depicts a sleepy little house of beauty to lovers of fine prints. That beauty,
above which a full moon peeps between the however, is achieved at the expense of the in-
drooping branches of a weeping tree. Both cised drawing on the plate. Copper is soft, and
prints were pulled from the same copper the delicate burring, as well as the lines in-
printing plate; each is a variation on the cised into the plate, are soon worn down un-
same image. The print hung topmost shows der the pressure of repeated printing. At best,
a sharp, clear moon in a starless sky; the low- a couple dozen impressions can be taken be-
er print shows a soft, hazy moon with two fore the image begins to visibly degrade. The
bright stars shining some distance above electroplating process allowed Lewis to print
it. At least three prints of each variant are some of his plates in larger editions. Electro-
known to exist. plating protects the surface of an etched cop-
per plate by placing microscopically fine layer
Although it is not specified which print ver- of steel over its surface.
sion came first, the assumption can be made
that the variation with the two stars was the Lewis left New York for Japan in 1920, ini-
latter state. Lewis used two different tech- tially with the intention of living there per-
niques to create the image: acid etching and manently. After two years spent studying
drypoint. In that latter, a needle tool is manu- Japanese art as well as creating paintings and
ally drawn across the plate to incise lines into drawings of his surroundings, Lewis returned
it. The soft moon and stars in the lower print to New York. The prints he made in New York
were achieved by selectively flattening and/or after 1925 show how much he learned about
composition, texture and mood from his ex-
periences in Japan. There is one print with a
Japanese subject in the current exhibition.
Dated 1927, the drypoint shows a street booth
on New Year’s Eve in Toyko, where passers-by
are in its electrical brilliance.
Prints for which Lewis gained renown are
on display, including “Relics (Speakeasy Cor-
ner)” and “Fifth Avenue Bridge.” The latter
shows people crossing the street via a wood-
en bridge during excavations for the subway.
Both prints are from 1928. Others include
“Glow of the City” of 1929, and “Shadow
Dance” and “Subway Steps” of 1930. There
are plenty of less well-known prints here too,
from which to select at least half a dozen of
your own favorites.
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Young actress savors ‘dream role’ in Riverside’s ‘Gypsy’
By Shelley Koppel | Staff Writer eventually take the stage name Gypsy Rose
[email protected] Lee, is Austen Danielle Bohmer. Broadway’s
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and Bob Walton will
Considered by critics as one of the great- star as Rose and Herbie, with Charity Van Tas-
est American musicals, “Gypsy” contains one sel as Louise’s sister Dainty June.
of the most complex characters in musical
theater, Mama Rose, a quintessential stage After graduating with honors in May from
mother who does not follow the Broadway the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster
tradition of characters the audience can love. University, Bohmer moved to New York and,
When at its best, the show takes this unlovable in a story worthy of Broadway, got a role as
character and makes you, at the very least, Louise in her first production at the John W.
care about why she is who she is. Engeman Theater this past fall. She will re-
prise the character in her Riverside debut and
The play is based loosely on the memoirs of spoke recently about the role she loves.
burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee and is focused
on the efforts of her mother, Mama Rose, to “Not only is Louise one of the most won-
thrust her two daughters into the stardom she derfully written roles in musical theater, it is
never had; attempting to live life vicariously
through their success.
With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by
Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and
staging by Jerome Robbins, the show opened
on Broadway in 1959 with Ethel Merman
completing creative Dream Team as Rose.
Numerous revivals and productions since
then have continued to enthrall audiences
with songs such as “Everything’s Coming up
Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You” and “Together,
Wherever We Go.”
From March 6 to 25, Riverside Theatre will
present “Gypsy” on the Stark Stage.
Playing the part of Louise, who would
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well written. Not so many roles go from one opportunity to play the same role just months
extreme to the other. She is a small little girl, later with different artists and directors.
trying to make herself smaller and suddenly
she’s thrust into the spotlight and becomes a “One of my favorite things about doing it
force to be reckoned with. Gypsy Rose Lee was multiple times is the intricacies actors find
a major figure. To figure out the moments of about playing the role,” she explains. “There
discovery and growth is really exciting.” are so many ways to do this. (For Mama Rose)
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Bohmer appreciates the way the show is es her. These are great roles for women. The
constructed, finding just the right balance of dynamic in the show is about Herbie, Louise
song and story. and Mama Rose. For two to be women is so
exciting. They are not fragile ingénues whose
“It has songs that are the epitome of char- goals are to find love, get married and have
acter development, that look into the heart children. That was really rare for the time pe-
and mind,” she says. “They give an inside riod. They are really powerful women. It’s ex-
peek. I can’t believe the scenes that are writ- citing to forge your own path and figure out
ten in the book. It could almost be a play and where your place is in the world.”
that’s rare; for the song and book to both be so
strong. ‘Gypsy’ could exist without the music Bohmer says playing the role twice may
not be enough. “I’ll do it as many times as
they’ll let me.”
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 1 Broken Arrow - A Tribute to Neil Young this Thursday at the Emerson Center. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $80.
player,” true to the original, but putting his in Venice, and was honored with the coveted Verdi and more. This magical musical elixir 4 Join the Vero Beach Chamber Orches-
own stamp on the music with “incendiary Italian Society of Recorder Award in 1991. will certainly conjure a thoroughly delightful tra at the first concert of its 10th Anni-
playing and some cool segues and arrange- He has toured extensively, according to the evening. Curtain is 7 p.m. versary Celebration this Sunday afternoon at
ments.” Danny Gold (bass, vocals) has been Orchestra website, “logging more than 1,000 theVBHS Performing Arts Center. Directed by
a back-up artist on Philly’s live music scene concerts in Europe and the U.S. since 1971.” 3 Here’s a trio of classical concerts for Maestro Colbert Page Howell Jr., the orchestra
since the ’80s. He owns a guitar shop and For the Indialantic concert, Casaccia will you: At Community Church this Sun- will present Beethoven’s Overture of “Fidelio”
hosts a TV show. On drums and vocal har- charm the audience with a program of opera day will be your (probably first) opportunity (his only opera); Schumann’s Symphony No.
monies is Larry Freedman, another Philly and operetta’s most popular works. Joining to hear, live, an orchestra with a truly noble 1, “Spring” (his first symphonic work); and
band veteran. He owns a recording studio Casaccia will be fellow Trieste native Rober- history, Germany’s Staatskapelle Weimar Hue’s “Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra,” fea-
and has played back-up for Daryl Hall and ta Bortolin, a similarly well-traveled, musi- Orchestra, in their first North American turing flute soloist Judi Lampert. Lampert has
many others. Marty Cohl’s soulful coun- cally respected musician, pianist and piano tour. According to the orchestra’s website, performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center,
try rock/bluegrass-informed electric and professor. Bortolin comes from generations the twin institutions, Deutsche National- Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, and internationally
pedal steel guitar style is the band’s “secret of musicians, and began her own musical theater and Staatskapelle Weimar, make up with the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra and
sauce, bringing his twang-a-delic flavor journey at age 4, studying at the same school the most important musical and theatrical the International Flute Orchestra. As a fund-
to these classic tunes.” So look forward to attended by Franz Liszt. From their rich rep- venue in Weimar, Germany, a focal point of raiser for the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra
faithfully delivered Neil Young classics, as ertoire, Casaccia and Bortolin have chosen the German Enlightenment in the 18th cen- and the VBHS Orchestra, a one-of-a-kind-art
well as Broken Arrow’s occasional “jam- works by Offenbach, Bard, Lehar, Rossini, tury. Founded in 1491, the world renowned work will be auctioned off during the concert.
ming excursions and tastefully tweakage.” StaatskapelleWeimar Orchestra is the oldest Well-known artist (and bagpipe band mem-
Come early and grab a drink and appetizers 3 in Germany, and enjoyed close associations ber) Sheila Lougheed has created a 3-dimen-
from Emerson’s café. Show time is 7 p.m. with Bach, Liszt and Strauss. For its inaugu- sional 19th century Industrialist-inspired art
ral North American tour, the orchestra will piece, featuring a violin. A very cool violin.
2 Bonjour, Trieste. From Italy to Vero be under the baton of Ukrainian conduc- The concert is free.
Beach come a pair of classically trained tor Kiril Karabits. The program will include
masters of their art to present the intriguing- “Death and Transfiguration Op.24,” a tone 5 Feb. 25 begins the 10th season of the
ly titled “Music Becomes Elixir,” a free con- poem by Strauss, dedicated to the compos- lauded partnership between the Vero
cert on piano and recorder sponsored by the er’s friend Friedrich Rosch and depicting Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Clas-
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, this Sat- the death of an artist. Also a tone poem by sical Orchestra Chamber Music Series, its
urday, at First Presbyterian Church. A native Strauss, “Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche,” format an informal gathering of musicians
of Trieste, Italy, recorder virtuoso Stefano Ca- Op. 28 (“Till Eulenspiegel’s lusty pranks”), on stage in the Museum’s Leonhardt Audito-
saccia studied Ancient Musical Instruments chronicles the misadventures and pranks rium. This Sunday’s concert employs an un-
of the German peasant folk hero. Two works usual and intriguing combination of instru-
by Wagner are the overture to Wagner’s op- ments – two strings and a reed: violin, piano
era, “The Flying Dutchman,” the tale of a and clarinet. “West Side Story to the Soldier’s
ghost ship, and of love and redemption; and Tale” is four outstanding pieces, a collection
Wagner’s “Wesendonck Songs”, for female of colorful virtuoso works that allows each
voice and piano, features English soprano instrument to shine. First is Bernstein’s icon-
Catherine Foster. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ic and daring “West Side Story Suite,” from
the musical that took Broadway by storm in
1957. Next comes Igor Stravinsky’s “L’histoire
du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale).” Milhaud’s
lovely “Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano,”
and Khachaturian’s “Trio for Clarinet, Violin
and Piano” complete the program. Solos will
be performed by Richard Hancock, clarinet;
Leonard Sigal, violin; and Tao Lin, piano.
The music begins at 3 p.m. Ticket includes a
post-concert wine and cheese reception with
the musicians. Call for ticket information:
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We Care Mardi Gras raises a Big (Easy), Fat $200K
By Kerry Firth | Correspondent Hala Laviolette and Liz White. Sonia and Dr. Arly Peter. Noting that they outsource whenever
[email protected] possible, he said that in 2017 nearly 20
is staffed by a full-time primary care dation, which raises funds to help the Hepatitis C patients were approved for
Smiles and pride exuded from guests physician, services coordinator, social volunteer physicians do more for their free pharmaceutical treatments, which
at the fourth annual Mardi Gras cele- worker and eligibility specialist so that patients. would ordinarily retail for $8,000 each,
bration last Saturday evening to benefit care can be administered in a routine, or nearly $1 million. “Six of them have
the We Care Foundation of Indian River planned manner rather than on a crisis “The money raised tonight will help been cured so far and the others remain
County and honor the physicians and basis. expand programs for those who other- in treatment.”
medical professionals who make the We wise have no options,” Saver explained.
Care program a reality. “I was one of the doctors who helped “We Care provides needy patients with “We are such a philanthropic com-
found We Care 26 years ago,” said Dr. medicine, transportation, medical ap- munity,” said Ann Marie McCrystal, a
The Oak Harbor Club was colorfully Dennis Saver. Saver continues to volun- pointments, cataract surgery and lens- volunteer and advocate. “There is such a
transformed for the night with festiv- teer at the clinic twice a month and also es, special surgical supplies and surgery great need in this community. The beau-
ities that included casino poker tables serves as president of the We Care Foun- center costs.” tiful clinic in Gifford was built entirely
and slot machines, New Orleans-style through philanthropy and all the physi-
cuisine and Brazilian Samba dancers in cians give back to the community by not
elaborately feathered costumes. Nearly charging for their services. Tonight is all
250 revelers donned their wildest Mar- about helping those less fortunate.”
di Gras attire for a fun-filled evening of
dining, dancing and fundraising. An auction included some exception-
al bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey made
We Care was founded in 1991 as a co- available only to Navy SEAL Command
operative venture between the Indian for special occasions. The Navy SEAL
River County Medical Society, the IRC Museum generously donated 12 bottles
Health Department and the Hospital valued at $2,500 each and a crystal em-
District to provide free physician ser- bossed decanter valued at $5,000.
vices for patients living at 150 percent
below the federal poverty level. More The event raised roughly $200,000,
than 130 volunteer professionals donate which will help enable the We Care pro-
care to as many as 3,000 local residents gram to meet the non-physician ancil-
each year, providing services valued at lary medical or medically related needs
more than $1 million annually. of its patients.
The We Care Clinic, located in the Gif- For more information, visit wecareo-
ford Health Center, opened in 2015 and firc.org.
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Ann Marie McCrystal, Jeannie Saver, Dr. Willard and Ve Emch, and Carol Kanarek. Mark and Leigh Peterson with Dr. Hugh McCrystal and Dr. Dennis Saver. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
Theresa Seiler, Diana Stark and Samantha Kudo.
Helen Shafer, Tracey Zudans and DeAnna Hines.
Joan and Al DeCrane with Gerri Smith.
Drs. Val Zudans, Rick Baker and Bill McGarry
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Thousands enjoy tastes of ‘Craft Brew and Wingfest’
John Vermeere, Kelly Peters and Tim Vezzi. Vero Beach Police Department’s William Offutt, Marcie Burdick, Eric Johnson with Doug and Gloria Sweet.
Jeremiah Willis and Sean Crowley
Morgan Applegate and Miguel Santiesteban. Michelle Clarke and Mark Wheeler. Nicole and Evan Johnson. Teresa Hilton and Ken Blanton.
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Gorgeous weather and the Florida Residency
promise of delicious craft To Be or Not To Be?
beers and finger food once
again drew thousands to the
sixth annual Sunrise Rotary
Vero Beach Florida Craft Brew
and Wingfest at Royal Palm
Point. Home-brewers competed
for awards and bragging rights
as did local businesses and orga-
nizations that showcased their
very best wings, and throughout
the day, bands at east and west
stages turned up the heat. Pro-
ceeds from the family-friendly
event support various Sunrise
Rotary local and international
projects for youth, seniors and
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Beatle maniacs ‘Come Together’ for Scholarship event
By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer Joan and Wiz Cook. Matilde Sorensen and Elizabeth Sorensen. stepped off the cover of the Sgt. Pepper’s
[email protected] Lonely Hearts Club Band album, were Jon-
athan Sternberg, Michael Stutzke, Bobby
The Scholarship Foundation of Indian Sexton and Tyler Puttick, aka Ringo, John,
River County hosted an evening to “Come Paul and George, respectively.
Together” last Thursday at the Quail Valley
River Club, getting a little help from their Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeu-
friends at An Evening with Kenneth Wom- vres while listening to Beatle songs sung by
ack, author of “Maximum Volume,” about Jack Maravell, mingling out on the veranda
the life of the late Sir George Henry Martin, and enviously ogling several classic cars of
often dubbed as the “Fifth Beatle.” the era. All guests went home with a copy
of the book, 10 of which had a little dot sig-
Many got into the spirit of “Yester- nifying the holder as a winner of one of the
day,” costumed in everything from go-go colorful Beatles lunch box centerpieces.
boots to flop-tops. Looking like they’d just
“It’s fun to see everybody dressed up,”
said Camilla Wainright, SFIRC executive
director, crediting the idea behind the
event to Jim Slevin.
An award-winning author and the Dean
of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mon-
mouth University, Womack has penned a
number of books, including several on the
Beatles. He decided to write “Maximum
Volume” after discovering that no book,
other than Martin’s own biography, had
ever been written about him.
“There just seemed to be a hole in the
scholarship. George is such an interesting
part of that story that I thought that hole
was unacceptable,” said Womack. There
was so much information he split it into two
“Maximum Volume” covers Martin’s
early years and his unlikely partnership
with the Beatles up to 1966. “Sound Pic-
tures,” due for release in September, con-
tinues the narrative up to Martin’s death in
“’Maximum Volume’ is what George
was trying to do in the early days. He didn’t
think the Beatles would last; he thought it
would be just a flash in the pan. So he want-
ed to make a big splash with a lot of volume;
he recorded a lot between 1962 and 1966.
‘Sound Pictures’ is what you get with Sgt.
Pepper; songs that evoke soundscapes.”
Womack said he was born right before
“Revolver” was released and was intro-
duced to the Beatles through an animated
Beatles TV series.
“The cartoons were really bad, but they
used their songs. I think it’s like everyone
who experienced the Beatles after their
heyday; it becomes immediately clear that
they’re just better than everybody else,”
said Womack. The popularity of the Beat-
les clearly hasn’t waned; he said their songs
were streamed more than any other last
The Scholarship Foundation has award-
ed more than $11.1 million in scholarships
to 2,865 local students since 1965.
“We’ve also evolved into a counseling
service, to help families make appropri-
ate selections financially,” said Joan Cook,
board president. “We want them to come
out of school with no debt to set them up to
For more info, visit SFIndianRiver.org.
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Jonathan Sternberg (Ringo0; Michael Stutzke (John); author Kenneth Womack;
Bobby Sexton (Paul); and Tyler Puttick (George). PHOTOS: MARY SCHENKEL Laura Bass, Richard Schlitt and Jordan Wakeland.
Karl Zimmerman and Marcia Littlejohn. Rene Cox and Marsha Fromang.
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State success caps super season for Vero weightlifters
By Ron Holub | Correspondent Jadis Thompkins, Sarah Kehoe and Tijah McGriff. Chloe Holland. Coach Peter DeLuke.
PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD AND DENISE RITCHIE tional sport for girls in high school. DeLuke or sixth place. But my coaches were telling
The season is over and the final stats have started from the ground floor a decade ago me that I’ve just got to keep pushing and
been archived for the 2017-18 Vero Beach the state meet with Scarlett and Kehoe col- to build this into a state championship con- don’t let any negativity get into my head.
High girls weightlifting team. On the heels lecting points. That team finished eighth. tender. Not surprisingly, the camaraderie
of an undefeated regular season plus district Five of the state qualifiers this year will re- among the athletes is second to no other “When I got there I wasn’t nervous at all
and regional championships, 10 girls trav- turn for another shot at a title in 2019. The team sport. because this was my third year, so I knew
eled to Panama City for the FHSAA Class 2A program is making steady strides in that di- what to expect. I knew that there would be
state championship tournament on Feb. 3. rection. We caught up with seniors Sarah Ke- girls there that were a lot stronger than I
hoe and Jadis Thompkins when the entire am. I knew I had to go out there and do my
It turned out to be a history-making jour- Weightlifting is obviously a non-tradi- weightlifting team gathered for photos in best.
ney for the Fighting Indians under head the Witt Gym after the successful trip to
coach Pete DeLuke. Eight personal records states. Both got right back into action for “To get second place was great. We just
were smashed. The team claimed second the high school track and field season. They made history. We went there with 10 girls
place at the meet with 20 total points, five will throw the shot put and discus under the and we all did a very good job. It turned
behind champion Navarre and three ahead tutelage of their favorite weightlifting and out to be a really nice experience.”
of third-place New Smyrna Beach. track coach, Pete DeLuke. The pair reflect-
ed on a state meet that was memorable for “This was my second trip to states, so
To give you an idea how close the compe- much more than results of a bench press or yeah I guess I was kind of used to it,” Kehoe
tition really was, the order of points awarded clean and jerk. told us. “We took two vans and spent two
to the top six lifters in each weight class is nights in Panama City. It was a great expe-
7-5-4-3-2-1. Vero had six lifters earn points: “The travel there to me was pretty crazy,” rience. I had a lot of fun bonding with all of
Verlecia Scarlett was second at 199; Jadis Thompkins said of the eight-hour ride to the my friends. We sang songs in the van and
Thompkins third at unlimited; Sarah Kehoe Panhandle. “I’m not a morning person so got to eat every meal together. We explored
third at 169; Chloe Holland fourth at 129; to get up that early, I was kind of a grouch. the beach. The white sands of Panama City
Jayda Jenkins fourth at 119; and Tijah Mc- Around 10 in the morning I woke up and my are a little different than Vero.
Griff sixth at unlimited. Kehoe and McGriff mood just changed. The music was playing
lost tiebreakers. and we were singing along and having a “The night before we went to the venue
good time. and you could just imagine all of the peo-
Also competing for VBHS were Alyssa ple in the stands the next day. So it was
Depalo at 101, Elizabeth Case at 110, Kiiya “When we got there we went downtown wonderful just being there, and so were
Housing at 119, and Audra Teske at 183. De- and walked around a little bit. We went to our achievements in the meet.
palo and Case finished eighth. different stores and then we went to the
beaches. The beaches are beautiful. I’ve nev- “I started weightlifting as a sophomore
Last year seven girls represented Vero at er seen sandy white beaches like that before. to get stronger for the track season. Then
I fell in love with it and started training
“Honestly, I went to the state champion- year-round. For me this is the end of high
ships thinking that I would get maybe fifth school weightlifting, but I have made some
awesome friends, lifelong friends. Joining
the weightlifting team was one of the best
decisions I’ve ever made.”
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Joey’s Seafood Shack: The best choice for fresh fish
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bottle of wine (Broken Dreams chardon- The seafood special at Joey’s is a heaping kitchen. Twice on the night we visited,
Why would a great seafood restaurant nay; my husband’s a sucker for these fun bowl of little neck clams, mussels, shrimp Kimmy took a seat at the piano – and she
only be open for dinner two days a week? names) from a reasonably priced wine list, and scallops, served in either a white wine sometimes also sings.
and a basket of tasty bread made it to the garlic butter sauce or a very light marinara
That’s a question we have pondered table even before the wine. sauce over linguini. I absolutely love this dish. On weekend nights, Joey’s is a most en-
more than once when savoring some of My husband’s entrée consisted of a gorgeous joyable place to have a wonderful seafood
the freshest fish around at Joey’s Seafood This time, I decided to start with the piece of swordfish – perfectly prepared. dinner. Which brings us back to the ques-
Shack, which only serves dinner on Fri- Manhattan clam chowder – a relatively tion – why is it not open in the evening five
days and Saturdays. light version of this tomato-based chow- On previous visits, we have enjoyed the or six nights a week? Our theory: to give
der – and my husband went with the lob- broiled grouper, a beautiful piece of fish, other restaurants serving seafood a chance.
Even though packed with in-the-know ster bisque, which was very flavorful with again expertly prepared. We also gave
diners on those two nights during season, a dash of brandy instead of the more cus- high marks to the Scottish salmon, which I welcome your comments, and encour-
Joey’s has chosen to remain first and fore- tomary sherry. came to the table with sundried tomatoes, age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
most a seafood market – the best place in mushrooms and artichokes, along with verobeach32963.com.
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ful fresh fish and take them home for grill- ads that come with all entrées. The salads seaweed played perfectly off the brandy The reviewer dines anonymously at restau-
ing. I stop in there for fish most every week. included strawberries, which go surpris- cream sauce – a very successful dish. rants at the expense of Vero Beach 32963.
ingly well with feta cheese.
But it’s only on those two end-of-week Beyond the great food, this restaurant Joey’s
evenings that proprietors Kim Coveny and For entrées, I had the seafood special ($39), has the homey feel of an Italian family Seafood
Joey Fenyak dim the lights, the place takes my husband ordered the swordfish ($29). Shack
on an entirely different vibe, and those
fortunate enough to nail down a dinner
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without preparing it themselves.
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5 “Hasta la vista, way 16 Broach again ending
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dummy’s. Maybe East had a jack or two, but West had to have the three missing aces.
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
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winning the first trick with dummy’s spade king, the contract would have made. Declarer
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