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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2016-11-10 15:57:04

11/10/2016 ISSUE 04


MELBOURNE BEACH Roaring Twenties relived at
Green Gables gala. P8
Brevard's South Barrier Island Newsweekly High marks for
food at Cuban Island. P38
Chamber Music Society to host
Indialantic piano trio concert. P12

Florida Tech’s SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Future of park in
football Panthers Floridana Beach
chase playoff bid NO LIFEGUARDS UNTIL APRIL subject of debate

Staff Writer Staff Writer

The Panthers host Delta An empty lifeguard toward at Spessard Holland South Beach Park. PHOTO BY RYAN CLAPPER After years of debate on its
State at 2 p.m. on Saturday at purpose and future, the Indi-
the Florida Tech Panthers Sta- BY CHRIS BONANNO 1, 20 of 25 Brevard County cials. No south island beach- an River Lagoon Preserve State
dium in Melbourne, and a win Staff Writer Ocean Rescue lifeguard tow- es will have lifeguards during Park in Floridana Beach is now
against the Mississippi team ers will not be manned until the winter. open for hiking and biking but
would essentially sew up their Those wishing to enjoy April, according to Brevard it remains largely undeveloped
first-ever bid to the NCAA Di- swimming, surfing and other Fire Rescue. Of the five towers that are – and that’s the way some local
vision 2 football playoffs. activities off of south Brevard being manned, Futch Park residents like it.
beaches will need to be a lit- That change is customary, at Paradise Beach in Indial-
That’s pretty heady stuff for tle more vigilant for the next with those 20 towers – includ- antic, is the closest for Mel- “The public is welcome to
a program in only its fourth few months. ing the two in Melbourne bourne Beach residents and hike and bike at the park, but
year of existence. Beach – classified as as “sea- tourists. there are no paved trails and
That’s because as of Nov. sonal” towers by county offi- limited facilities,’’ said Jason
It’s possible that Florida CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Mahon with the state De-
Tech, with a 7-2 record, 4-2 partment of Environmental
in Gulf Coast Conference Protection (DEP).

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Indian River Lagoon Pre-
serve State Park is one of the
Project set to curb largest tracts of undevel-
storm flooding on oped public conservation
Flamingo Lane land along the Indian River
Lagoon between Vero Beach
and Melbourne providing


BY PETE SKIBA Timeless lifestyle at Outdoor Resorts
BY GEORGE WHITE the Indian River Lagoon at 214
Rain likes to pool, puddle Staff Writer Horizon Lane.
and stagnate on concrete
curbside gutters along Mel- Things have changed for the Owner Diane Graham and
bourne Beach’s Flamingo former campground carved out her late husband David Graham
Lane that once carried the of palmettos, yet the essence re- started the business as Ocean
liquid to storm-water drains. mains the same for the more than Holiday 44 years ago by creat-
Deke Johnson, an about 20- 570 condo lots now called Outdoor ing and renting the 35-by-65-
year resident on the lane, Resorts Melbourne Beach with 40 foot lots to all types of campers
said the mess has gotten acres spanning from the beach to and tents. Now those lots are for
much worse in the last four
or five years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2


November 10, 2016 Volume 1, Issue 4 Newsstand Price $1.00 ‘Beach Bowl’ a
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2 Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 Brevard’s South Beach Newsweekly ™


‘Beach Bowl’ a source of Brevard barrier island pride

BY CHRIS BONANNO er just outside of where the captains win” and “Go home Satellite.” defense, Satellite was able to move
met held up the surfboard in the di- As the Minutemen took a lead the ball down the field deep into
Staff Writer rection of the Cocoa Beach players so Cocoa Beach territory, but this time
as to say “come and get it.” into the fourth quarter, the Scorpi- when its drive stalled, Jimmy Cowart
Last Friday night’s high school foot- ons sought support from their home kicked the go-ahead field goal set-
ball game between Satellite and Co- Then the game started. crowd, openly waving their arms up- ting off celebrations on the Satellite
coa Beach embodied everything that In what was a sign of things to ward to get them to be louder on what side of the field.
is great about interscholastic sports. come, the contest began with a bang was also the teams’ Senior Night.
as Beau Cole returned the opening After both teams exchanged pos-
The two teams renewed their clas- kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, The Scorpion faithful responded, session, Cocoa Beach had one final
sic long-standing rivalry in what is sparking a rendition of “Wipeout” by and what ensued was as vibrant an opportunity. In its own territory with
known as the “Beach Bowl” with the the Surfaris as to infer that it would atmosphere as you’ll see at a high 12 seconds left, the Minutemen near-
winning team aptly receiving a surf- be the Scorpions retaining the surf- school football game. ly pulled off a miraculous long-pass
board, adorned with the results of board. play to steal it, but one last Satellite
some of the teams’ recent matchups. “This last quarter, the crowd
PHOTOS BY JULIAN LEEK helped a lot. I think they won the defender made a tackle with one sec-
And as has been the case in each ond left to prevent a score.
of the last three years, it was Satel- But that was just the start of the game for us,” Switzer said.
lite who earned beachside bragging fireworks in the first half, with the two “Both sides over there, over there, From there, Cocoa Beach was un-
rights as the Scorpions (3-7, 1-4 in teams exchanging scores throughout able to get another play off, spark-
Class 5A, District 14) edged the Min- a wild first half that saw the Scorpi- it was just all loud,” said Satellite ing jubilation and likely some relief
utemen (who finished the season ons holding a 29-24 halftime lead. quarterback-wide receiver Alex as Satellite claimed the surfboard
4-5 as an independent) 32-31 in was Nicks. “I got hoarse screaming out for the fourth straight year, meaning
undoubtedly one of the greatest edi- Cocoa Beach took the lead in the the cadence. It was incredible. I that the Satellite seniors would leave
tions of the game ever. third quarter courtesy of a methodi- loved every second of it.” having never lost to their rival.
cal drive that ended with a 2-yard
“It’s a great feeling,” said Satellite plunge by Mitchell Machock on The Scorpion crowd was buoyant “This is a huge rivalry game for us
senior running back Zachary Switzer, fourth down that gave the Minute- as their team’s defense, which had and we wanted to go out, I’ve never
who scored two touchdowns in the men a 31-29 lead. issues with the Cocoa Beach offense lost to Cocoa Beach in my life, us se-
game. “I’m proud of this team and all all game long, got a stop. Then, it was niors never have so I wanted to go out
my seniors.” That sparked the robust crowd that the Minutemen crowd jubilant, as 4-0,” said Satellite wide receiver-cor-
traveled from Cocoa Beach to Satel- their defense forced a short missed nerback Erik Askeland.
“Both teams played their guts lite for the contest, which sprinkled field goal.
out,” said Satellite head coach Mark in chants of “I believe that we will
Carstens. “We made a couple more After another Scorpion hold on
plays in the game than they did. That
was the difference.”

There were plenty of signs, some
literal, that this was no ordinary
game. For starters, at the entrance
to the Satellite High School football
stadium complex, there’s a sign that
reads “Best Team on the Beach.”

As the teams gathered for the open-
ing coin toss, a Satellite football play-

Outdoor Resorts are condominiums, they purchase Day brought in one of the first “des- “They didn’t actually sell lots then.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 their sites and they are on city sewer tination trailers” sometimes called We rented. We were snowbirds from
and water. Way back they started a “Park Trailer.” While his just has a Indiana and then we bought one of
recreational vehicles no longer than at $30,000 on the waterfront. Now taller ceiling, the structures now dot- the first lots they sold here in 1981,”
40 feet. waterfront are at least in the higher ting the park are able to have a loft she said.
$100,000s to well over $200,000. I with a height of 52-inches that doesn’t
“This was really a campground mostly do resales,” she said. count against the maximum allowed “It’s the lifestyle, the people and
back then. We all clinged together. floor space of 400 square feet, he said. the location. That’s a lot to like about
We made it. We filled it and we lived Amenities include three pools, in- it. My home is in Indiana but my resi-
in the resort the whole time. There cluding one directly on the ocean and “They are actually not two stories. dence is here. I have friends here just
wasn’t a car we didn’t know. We knew another on the river, three lighted It’s a loft. Everybody has to duck but like family, especially when the win-
who belonged and who didn’t. Some tennis courts, a 300-foot fishing pier you can sit down. Most of them are ter people are here. Great people. You
of them we’ve gotten close to be- and boat ramp, extensive landscap- used for computer desks or when don’t get bored here,” Gates said.
cause they’ve been here for years and ing and a palm tree lined boulevard. grandkids come. It gives the illusion
years,” she said. of space. My wife and I have a house “You can be by yourself if you want
Jim Day, president of condo associ- in West Melbourne. We just love it or you can do something all day long.
The resort made a dramatic change ation, has been around the park most over here – the activities, the people. When we bought the (folks back
in 1980 when it was purchased by of his life. The 400 square feet works fine for us home) thought we were crazy. Of
Outdoor Resorts of America, she said. and we have another 250 square feet course we kind of did too,’’ she said.
Now, the RV lots are condos. “A lot of the attraction here is the in a screened room. We don’t miss the
lifestyle: the people that socialize, the space,’’ Day said. Graham still reminisces about the
“They came in and started rede- parties, the activities. It’s predomi- early days but understands why Out-
veloping and at the time it was big nately retired people who come down Longtime resident Joann Gates, door Resorts Melbourne Beach re-
bucks. Every lot has been sold since a couple of months a year.” and her late husband Bill Gates, mains a special place for many.
1983. There’s always a waiting list,’’ have been associated with the park
Graham said. The maximum allowed floor space since 1977 and she now lives in the “The lifestyle is marvelous. It’s
has sort of been expanded upward re- fifth-wheel. pampered camping. They have a full
“It’s still called an RV park but they cently into structures similar to the schedule during the winter months,’’
“tiny house” craze, he said. Graham said. 

Brevard’s South Beach Newsweekly ™ Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 3


And it was the seniors on both defense, rushing for 120 yards on 27 his arm and with feet, running for 41 Switzer finished with 61 yards and
sides that stood out on the field, per- carries. yards on the evening. two touchdowns on 15 carries.
haps sensing the moment. For Cocoa
Beach, Machock ran for three touch- For Satellite, Askeland caught five “It’s the greatest thing ever, honest- “They’re all warriors, leaders,” said
downs and threw for another while passes for 186 yards and a touch- ly,” Nicks said. “I was praying, I prayed Carstens of his seniors.
running back David Demeter con- down. every day this whole week to come out
tinually plugged away at the Satellite 4-0. Never lost to Cocoa Beach, never “They just don’t let each other fail
He caught most of those from Alex had to feel that pain. I love it.” and they fight and die for each other,”
Nicks, who was effective with both he added. 

4 Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 Brevard’s South Beach Newsweekly ™


Flamingo Lane project “Melbourne Beach takes a proac- A $3-million bond approved to struction plan calls for exfiltration
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tive approach to storm water drain- meet a 2002 master plan that has pipe at a parking lot east of Atlantic
age,” said Public Works Director Dan been updated in 2007 and 2014 pays Ave. at Fifth Ave. and repairs to Fifth
“The water doesn’t drain off prop- Rocque. “It is a two-fold approach. We for the Flamingo Road rejuvenation. Ave. and Oak St along with work at
erly, and since the flat curbs abut the try to prevent flooding and we proac- Other projects covered by the plan Ocean Park. Beyond 2017 and past
street the water also can cover the tively try to keep as much (contami- and its updates receive additional 2021 nine more projects remain on
street,” Johnson said. “A Band-Aid fix nation) as possible out of the Indian funds through state agencies such as the plan.
would not be a solution. They have to River Lagoon.” the Florida Department of Environ-
modernize the street.” mental Protection and the St. Johns Plans for storms and hurricanes
The lagoon has had its share of Water Management District or fed- caught a break last month when
The town plans to do just that and problems from storm water attacking eral programs. Hurricane Matthew thrashed Bre-
the J.H. Villeneuve & Sons Inc. pav- it with fertilizer from lawns, waste- vard County. Luckily, the hurricane’s
ing contractors are set to begin Nov. water from old pipes, septic tanks The Flamingo Lane project wasn’t main force cruised about 35 miles
14, said Town Manager Tim Day. The and human carelessness. County resi- in the plan. Johnson and neighbors offshore. The main problem in Bre-
two-tenths of a mile stretch between dents have formed several organiza- brought the problem to the town vard County became, not flooding,
Hibiscus Trail and Riverside Drive tions to improve the lagoon’s waters commission and it decided the lane but winds that ripped trees apart,
will cost about $42,000 to modern- such as Save the Indian River Lagoon; needed attention. uprooted vegetation, and tore shin-
ize. Other storm-water-drain up- gles and roof material up in neigh-
dates remain part of the 2014 master “If something not on the plan pops borhoods.
plan update. Officials update the For its part, Rocque said, the town up,” Mayor Jim Simmons said, “we
plan’s description and goals about placed 14 baffle boxes, or nutrient- are going to address it.” Vegetative debris, said Don Walk-
every seven years. separation boxes in the ground at key er, a county information official, of
locations. The three chambered, 12’ According to the new business sec- about 320,000 cubic feet at one time
The job description for Flamingo by 18’ boxes allow water to flow in one tion of notes from the Oct. 19 com- rested on streets and yards after Mat-
Lane includes curb removal and dis- end, where a metal-grate filter cap- mission meeting, the problems on thew. The cleanup has progressed
posal, forming and finishing curbs tures leaves, tree branches and trash. Flamingo Lane were described as about 75 percent through the first
to the right elevation and a paving The water overflows into a second curbing degradation allowing storm- pass in the county. Much remains to
overlay with asphalt among other chamber to remove smaller contami- water to pool and become stagnant, be collected.
improvements to assure storm wa- nants. The third chamber is a smaller cracks in the road due to the inability
ter flow. filtering canister that captures even for the water to move into the drains “The debris was exacerbated by
smaller contaminants. and a need for street repaving. people who saw the debris piles and
Multiple phone calls and an email then decided to cut their trees and
could not get a response last week “The water starts in the road, goes “The curbs are all cracked,” Day trim their bushes and pile the de-
from the paving company as to when into the filters and finally into the said, “so is the street. It is a mess. We bris on top,” Walker said. “It is a long
the Flamingo Lane construction Indian River Lagoon,” Rocque said. couldn’t dismiss it. It had to be done cleanup, but by the new year every-
might be completed. “This allows for minimal nutrients in this year.” thing should look like Matthew never
the lagoon water.” happened. 
Moving toward the future, the
2017 prioritized storm-water con-

No south island lifeguards the water is closed to the public Florida Tech football age of 39 points per game and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Witcher says that the single red flag CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 are lead by running back Chris
Robinson, who has 922 rushing
Each tower in operation during has been displayed throughout area play, could still make the postsea- yards on the season and an im-
what some refer to as the “offseason” beaches quite a bit recently, meaning son even with a loss, but that’s a pressive 19 touchdowns in just
will be manned daily from 10 a.m. to that swimmers and surfers need to murkier proposition. nine games.
5 p.m. exercise extreme caution.
The Panthers had been ranked But the Panthers are no
“We always have two lifeguards “Especially this time of the year, 6th by the NCAA in “Super Re- slouches offensively themselves,
there at a minimum at all times,” said when hurricanes all pass by and gion Two,” consisting of teams as they average almost 39.6
Ocean Rescue Chief Eisen Witcher. it does weaken the sandbars, the from the southeast portion of the points per contest. Florida Tech
northeastern current,” said Witcher country prior to last week’s con- has been fairly balanced on that
Witcher urges beachgoers to stay on what was causing the red flags to vincing 45-21 win over the No. 8 side of the ball this season, led
near lifeguard-protected areas. fly. “This causes a lot of issues out in team in the region, West Georgia. by junior quarterback Mark Cato
That’s advice that it seems many pa- the water in regards to spontaneous On Monday afternoon, that rank- who’s thrown for over 2200 yards
trons already heed. rip currents forming, larger than nor- ing inched up to 5th. and 17 touchdowns and has
mal surf.” run for another 9 scores on the
“From our perspective, we do see The top seven teams in each ground this season.
more people congregating to our life- That there are lifeguards at any region make the postseason,
guard towers,” Witcher said. Brevard beaches during the offsea- with the top team in each region Where Florida Tech may ulti-
son is a relatively new concept, ac- receiving a bye. Teams ranked mately have the edge is on de-
There’s other common sense cording to Witcher. 2nd-4th each host first-round fense, where what would prob-
techniques that Ocean Rescue asks playoff matchups, so it’s entirely ably be considered the best
beachgoers to follow, including not “Our year-round program started within the realm of possibility defense in school history has
swimming alone, checking in with in 2008. Before then, we had only 25 that the Panthers could not only given up an average of under 20
the lifeguard before venturing into seasonal towers. There was no such make the postseason but host a points per game.
the water and swimming and surfing thing as a year-round program,” game as well.
within their abilities. Witcher said. Those interested in purchas-
But first thing’s first for Flor- ing tickets can do so by calling
Beyond that, Witcher advises “Back in 2008, there were a good ida Tech, as they’ll have to take 321-674-6228 or by visiting flori-
beachgoers to check any warnings on rash of drownings, 10 drownings care of business in what could Tickets for re-
the beach. Those are denoted by a se- which happened in a year which be a shootout against a Delta served seats cost $16 on days be-
ries of color-coded flags including: prompted the year-round lifeguard State team that has had some fore the game and $20 on the day
service to be active.” exciting contests this year. The of the game and general admis-
 Purple, which indicates danger- Statesmen average 39.2 points sion tickets run $12 if purchased
ous marine life is in the area Those interested in finding out per game and give up an aver- before the game and $15 on the
more information, including the day of the game. 
 Green, indicative of low risk locations for each of the seasonal
 Yellow, indicative of medium risk and non-seasonal towers should
 Red, indicative of high risk; and visit
 Double Red, which means that BeachSafety. 

Brevard’s South Beach Newsweekly ™ Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 5


Floridana Beach park for management, the preserve would
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 provide a variety of strictly ‘passive’
recreational opportunities.
more than 500 acres for outdoor rec-
reational opportunities. Once feared for sell off as surplus
by the state, the park in the past was
The park has a long history of veg- considered for fencing to keep abut-
etable and fruit production dating ting residents from walking onto the
back to the mid-1800s. It was the site property. However, there are no cur-
of one of the last barrier island citrus rent plans for a fence and hiking and
groves, representing the by-gone era biking are now officially allowed,
of the Indian River citrus production DEP’s Mahon said.
in Brevard.
As for the future development
The officially stated purpose of the of the park, some members of the
park, according the DEP’s manage- Floridana Beach Civic Association
ment plan approved in 2015, is to: still have concerns as restrooms and
other improvements, although so far
 Provide a buffer for existing and unfunded, remain included as part of
future land uses such as develop- the DEP management plan.
ment and agriculture near the Indian
River Lagoon. President Beth Glover personally
has the opinion that no structural
 Conserve, protect, restore and improvements whatsoever should
manage important ecosystems in or- be constructed on the park. “That
der to enhance and protect the signif- means no hardscape: no concrete, no
icant surface water, recreational, fish asphalt, no pavement, and no facili-
and wildlife resources. ties. I’m glad the state bought it be-


 Help preserve and improve the cause it could have been much worse
aquatic natural communities. (as homeowner lots). I say keep it in
its natural state as a buffer,’’ she said.
According to the state, “In the man-
agement of a state preserve, preser- Meanwhile, there is an already per-
vation and enhancement of natural mitted environmental restoration plan
conditions is all important. Resource for a large portion of the park property,
considerations are given priority over according to Bill Kerr, president of BKI
user considerations and development Inc., Consulting Ecologists.
is restricted to the minimum neces-
sary for ensuring its protection and The plan involves a mitigation
maintenance, limited access, user project to restore a large portion of
safety and convenience, and appro- the park back to its natural systems in
priate interpretation. compensation for an as-yet-unbuilt
residential development in Indian
“Permitted uses are primarily of a River County, he said.
passive nature, related to the aesthetic,
educational and recreational enjoy- But, until that project in Indian
ment of the preserve, although other River County proceeds, there is no
compatible uses are permitted in lim- need for the mitigation. Therefore the
ited amounts. Program emphasis is restoration project, although permit-
placed on interpretation of the natural ted by environmental agencies, re-
and cultural attributes of the preserve.” mains on hold, Kerr said.

But just what those ‘recreational “We wanted to recreate that trajec-
activities’ will require in terms of fa- tory as close as we can to the natural
cilities like restrooms is the crux of systems of a Maritime Hammock.
the debate on the future of the park. That has always been the problem
historically with projects like this.
The park consists of former citrus They come up with a good plan and
grove but previously it was a maritime there’s no money to complete the
oak/palm hammock with a mangrove plan,’’ he said.
lagoon shoreline.
For details on the state Depart-
Some residents believed that the ment of Environmental Protection
property’s long-term plan was to have management plan, visit the Web site
those rare natural communities bor- http://w w w.dep.state.f
dering the Lagoon restored. With a planning/parkplans/IndianRiverLa-
little time and some modest funding goonStatePark.pdf 

8 Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 Brevard’s South Barrier Island Newsweekly


Roaring Twenties relived at Green Gables gala

Natalie Chaney, Penny Shellhorn-Schutt and Debi Williams. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

Lady M. and Sandy Miller. John Daly and Daniel Case.

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF said board Vice President John Daly. the Florida Trust for Historic Pres- In flapper-speak: Dames were
Staff Writer “We want to try to make the house ervation. The group’s mission is to dolled up in their glad rags for an
still fill that function.” return the iconic riverside home to evening at a juice joint, where they
Green Gables at Historic River- its former glory as a way to preserve got blotto on hooch and hoofed to
view Village Inc. roared onto the “The inspiration for this event the cultural heritage of the area. the sounds of J.G. and the Dixie Cats
scene with its inaugural fundraiser, came from our desire to excite the and Sybil Gage and Her Mighty Ca-
Fall Back in Time at Green Gables: A community about connecting with If the speakeasy-themed celebra- tahoulas. Translation: Women put
1920s Speakeasy. The ultimate “cat’s Melbourne’s history and preserving tion is any indication of the life the on their best clothes for a night out,
meow,” the evening was the “bee’s it for future generations,” explained nonprofit plans to breathe back where they had a drink and danced.
knees” by anyone’s standards. event chair Natalie Chaney. “Fall into the 120-year-old home, they
Back in Time was an opportunity to are well on their way. On Saturday Guests could also take tours of
The nonprofit was formed in 2010 experience Green Gables as it was in night, the former home of William the home, have their fortune read,
after local historians watched as the past and will continue into the T. and Nora Wells harkened back to watch silent movies, play blackjack,
other irreplaceable buildings from future, as a community asset to be a scene that was reminiscent of the check out vintage cars and bid on
Melbourne’s early history began utilized for educational purposes early 1920s when gangsters ruled silent auction items.
to disappear. They have been reso- and as a venue for special events, and the Charleston was the dance
lutely working to raise funds to pur- such as weddings.” to master. “We need a sense of our heritage.
chase, refurbish and maintain the Without it we will be adrift in time.
historic Green Gables home ever The home, which is listed on the As more than 200 flappers and Looking at how things were before
since. Their hope is that the fund- National Register of Historic Places, fellas strolled about the grounds, gives us a sense of our trajectory and
raiser will become their signature sits on roughly 1.5 acres fronting the prohibition wasn’t an issue, and the where we fit in the world,” said Daly.
event, “falling back” to a different Indian River Lagoon. It is still owned barleycorn at the blind pig was em-
era each year. by members of the Wells family, braced by all. Women wore fringed “Green Gables is one of the most
who have agreed to sell the property flapper dresses, long necklaces, significant historic sites in South
“This house was a living thing to the nonprofit for $750,000. Green cloche hats and feather boas, while Brevard County,” added board Presi-
and the owners were very involved Gables was listed in 2015 on the 11 the men sported suspenders, news- dent Carol Andren. “It’s the nexus of
in the development of Melbourne,” Most Endangered Historic Sites by boy caps and bow ties. our history from the Ais Indians all
the way to the Space Age.” 

Brevard’s South Barrier Island Newsweekly Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 9


Peggy Delmonico and Kelly Hyvonen. John Cobb and Christy Lee. Sybil Gage and Her Mighty Catahoulas.

Glenn Arnold Jr., Stephanie Arnold, Carol Andren and Glenn Arnold, III. Christina Montoya and Carol Weber. Lenora Douglas.

Ken and Robyn Farson, Clark Friedman, Susan and Daniel Case and Tammy and Craig Friedman.

10 Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 Brevard’s South Barrier Island Newsweekly


Sebastian shells out the fun at popular Clambake


The Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Barbara Marks and Julia Dechants. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Dom Pallone, Cole Jenkins and John Megill.
Festival filled Riverview Park to ca-
pacity last weekend with an esti- Sissy Stowe and Marci Mills. Jim Mitchell and Donna Roberts Mitchell. Mary Oakley and Suzanne Mills.
mated crowd of more than 50,000 at-
tending the three-day Take Me Out grew louder. Jonathan and Erica Frost. Chris Fletcher and Janice McDuffie.
to the Clambake-themed event. “Apparently, he loves those
Toni and Ava Walker. Krysta Crockett and Josh Nickerson.
Ideal 80-degree temperatures and drums,” said his amused mother,
a swift breeze kept attendees cool as Jenna Taylor. “Plus he loves superhe-
they enjoyed a variety of prepared roes and there is a handmade Super-
seafood dishes including various man ornament that we are going to
clam specialties, shrimp, fried fish have to go buy.”
and this year’s new menu item, crab
cakes. Many of the vendors were pleased
with the turnout, saying sales were
The food is always the main draw, way up this year and that the cooler
but there was also plenty of live temperatures might have put people
musical entertainment, Kid’s Zone into the holiday gift-buying spirit.
activities and vendor tents that
kept crowds strolling. The Sebas- “I love the smiles,” said Jackie
tian Police K-9 Unit demonstration, Meyers of JM Ceramics, whose
Castaways’ Survivors Camp bon- comical gators on a shelf had shop-
fire lighting, Sebastian River High pers laughing. “People are awesome
School Drumline and a Brevard here. They are all having fun, our
Equestrian Center demo added to sales are great and everyone is smil-
the fun. ing.”

The Clambake was established in In addition to vendor tents, many
2002 by John King of ReMax Realty nonprofit agencies also supported
and the late City of Sebastian attor- the festival including the #LiveLike-
ney Rich Stringer as a way to bring Cole Foundation, established in
the community together and raise memory of Cole Coppola, the high
the city’s visibility. The 10-member school student struck and killed by a
organization decides by vote what motorist on the Alma Lee Loy Bridge.
projects will benefit from money
raised through food sales and ven- “Not only did Cole love Indian River
dor fees. The foundation has granted County but he also loved the live mu-
more than $600,000 to local non- sic and steamed clams at the Clam-
profits since its inception. bake, especially when he was enjoy-
ing them with his family and friends,”
This year’s beneficiaries are Se- said Cole’s sister, Melanie Coppola. 
bastian United Methodist Church,
for kitchen improvements; the Se-
bastian Elk’s Club, for an outdoor
pavilion project; Kashi Ashram, to
improve food storage for their feed-
ing program; and the United Church
of Sebastian, for a Buddy Break play-
ground for special needs children.

“We broke our record this year by a
lot,” said Sebastian Clambake Foun-
dation President Anjani Cirillo, who
hoped to raise $180,000 to cover ex-
penses and fund projects. “We have
650 volunteers and none are getting
anything out of this other than help-
ing raise money for other organiza-

Cirillo said she believes the event
shines a light on Sebastian and its
sense of community, while showcas-
ing a special kind of spirit she has
rarely seen elsewhere.

One little guy, 3-year-old Ryan,
was entranced by the drumline that
was pounding out a beat by the stage
and danced happily as the music



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Coming Up: Vero stage trio’s a winner for music lovers

BY MICHELLE GENZ in 2008. Since then, he debuted in The show runs through Nov. 27. cializes in organ, was the longtime
Staff Writer the role of Robert E. Lee in Philip music director of Vero’s Commu-
Glass’s “Appomattox” at Washing- nity Church; he left in 2014 to be-
1 Three obvious choices for mu- ton National Opera. In February, 2 Nashville-based country-radio come executive director of a large
sic lovers in Vero theaters these he performed in “Kiss Me Kate” in personality Bobby Bones and community choir in Albany, New
Paris and in “The Crucible” at the York. Brother Marcos stayed be-
Glimmerglass Festival in August. his on-air band the Raging Idiots play hind in Vero; his doctoral degree
“An Evening with David Pittsinger” in is piano performance, and he is
days. Riverside’s “Ring of Fire” is a is directed by Allen Cornell with the Sunrise Theatre Friday night. The music director at Christ by the Sea
musical direction by Ken Clif- Methodist Church. Older brother
jukebox musical of Johnny Cash’s ton; tickets are $50. return of the whacky musical comedy Eliut is flying in from Puerto Rico
to try to keep the peace, and word is
hits, delivered by a cast of excellent And across the bridge on Vero’s group to Fort Pierce includes they’re even bringing their parents
mainland, the Vero Beach The- this time around. The competition
musicians. The four lead vocalists atre Guild’s volunteer troupers his morning-show side- takes place in two concerts at 3 p.m.
opened the challenging and 7 p.m.
all play guitar and trade off playing musical “Evita!” this kick Producer Eddie; the
week. ATOS Piano Trio
– not impersonating – the roles of Emory University-educat-
Directed by Mark
Johnny Cash and June Carter. Back- Wygonik with mu- ed singer-songwriter Kris-
sical direction by
ing them up are a half-dozen musi- Ryan Kasten and Ja- tian Bush of Sugarland;
cob Craig, the cast
cians on everything from fiddle to of 32 includes three and Jamie Lynn Spears,
chops-laden leads:
accordion, nearly all of them South- Kaitlin Ruby as Eva Britney’s little sister
Perón; Rob Kenna
erners who seem to have Cash and as Juan Perón; and a growing pres-
and Derrick Paul
Carter in their DNA. “Ring of Fire” as Ché Guevara. ence on the coun-

runs through Sunday’s matinee. try music scene.

Then, next Tuesday and Thurs- Bones’ expand-

day, Broadway and opera star David ing brand within

Pittsinger returns to Riverside for the iHeartMe-

concerts each night at 7:30 p.m. The dia machine in-

renowned bass-baritone will also be cludes 5 million

performing for Riverside’s Friends listeners a week in

fall fundraiser luncheon Tuesday. 100 markets.

He played in Riverside’s 2014 pro-

duction of “South Pacific” as Emile At the Kravis

de Becque, the same role he sang in Bobby Bones Center in West
Palm Beach,
the show’s Lincoln Center revival 4 Friday night, the Melbourne
Chamber Music Society hosts
Miami City Bal-

let opens the season with “Giselle,” a piano trio concert from Germa-

the classic story ballet. Among the ny at St. Mark’s United Methodist

ballerinas dancing the celebrated ti- Church in Indialantic. Recognized

tle role is Lauren Fadeley, an Orlando by the BBC as New Generation Art-

native who was just hired this season ists, the ATOS Piano Trio was de-

as a soloist. She danced the same role clared by the Washington Post to be

in 2012 in her first role as a principal “one of the elite piano trios playing

with Pennsylvania Ballet. Fadeley before the public today.” Now in its

left home to train with the School of 13th year, the trio includes Thomas

American Ballet, known for its Bal- Hoppe on piano, Annette von Hehn

anchine style, then got a job with on violin and Stefan Heinemeyer on

the New York City Ballet. She took a cello. The group has played in the

huge professional gamble to drop out world’s top venues and at major mu-

and get her college degree – at Indi- sic festivals. Friday night’s program

ana University. As she recently told includes Mozart’s Trio in B-flat Ma-

Miami New Times, it was there that jor and Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2 in

she met Violette Verdy, the famous C-minor. The concert starts at 7:30

director of the Paris Opera Ballet p.m. Tickets are on the society’s

who wrote the book on Giselle – lit- website at $35; $10 for students.

erally. “Giselle: A Role of a Lifetime”

became Fadeley’s bible. Fadeley will 5 If you missed the fan-craze
over Benedict Cumberbatch
be dancing the role of Giselle Satur-

day at 2 p.m. In addition, there are playing “Hamlet” last year,

performances Friday and Saturday at now’s your chance to catch up. The

8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. National Theatre production is be-

ing re-broadcast Tuesday at Cine-

3 Defenders of pianos and or- maworld West Melbourne 16 movie
gans, beware: Sunday, Nov. 20,
theater through the NTLive series.

marks a resumption the blood feud Cumberbatch won an Olivier Award

that tore asunder Vero’s church mu- for his role – the English equivalent

sic scene. Dr. Jose-Daniel Flores is of a Tony. Directed by Lyndsey Turn-

coming back to town to challenge er, the production was captured live

his brother Marcos Flores to an- last year at London’s Barbican The-

other in a series of duels to deter- atre. Through the simulcast, it was

mine which instrument – piano or viewed by half a million people.

organ – reigns supreme in the mu- The screening starts at 7 p.m. Tick-

sical world. Jose-Daniel, who spe- ets are only $12.50. 

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Up-and-coming artist Kyle Baker drawn to painting

BY ELLEN FISHER vited me down here,” says Baker in a gram. The space is also her own stu- Lifetouch, a company that creates
Columinst matter-of-fact way. dio; a visual and performance artist school photos. That did not leave
known not only for her outsider-style much time to make art, though he
Later this month, on Nov. 26, Bak- paintings, collages, and mixed me- tried to sketch from a life model once
dia works, but also for her public or twice a week.
The application process for an art- er’s paintings will be on display at a appearances, often in imaginative
costumes, at art events from Miami “I’m trying to keep the ball rolling,
ist’s residency at Sebastian’s recently fundraiser for Stouthouse at Walk- to New York. which is something that I’ve heard is
hard to do,” he says of life after art
created nonprofit Stouthouse is sim- ing Tree Brewery in Vero. The residency came as a relief school.
to Baker, who was working a 60-
ple, according to Kyle Baker: Be at The 23-year-old artist graduat- hour week as a photographer with That’s why his stay at Stouthouse

the right place at the right time. ed in May with a BFA from Middle CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

Tennessee State

“Johnny the Preacher and his Possessions.” BY KYLE BAKER University in

Murfreesboro. Al-

ready, his works

have been shown

in more than a

dozen exhibi-

tions in museums

and galleries, and

featured in three

publications, in-

cluding Nashville

Arts magazine.

Last year, his ee-

rie drawing of two

drifters, “Pow-

ell Street Lurk-

ers,” was a finalist

for the Williams

Prize in Drawing

for Emerging Art-

ists, awarded by a

Simsbury, Conn.,

advocacy group

known as McWil-

liams Francisco.

The judge was

an instructor at

the Art Students

League and New

York University’s

Tisch School of the


Baker draws

people in graphite

on paper, and has

very recently be-

gun to paint them

in oil on canvas.

Stouthouse is lo-

When one of his pieces was ac- cated in the former home of the late

cepted the Appleton Museum of Sebastian artist Weldon Stout, who

Art’s Drawing Biennial, Baker trav- near the end of his life became Wal-

eled from Nashville to Ocala for the ter’s husband, and provides his room

show’s July 11 reception. An unas- and board and a studio space to work

suming sort, he reluctantly pinned in for two months, as well as a small SEE THESE AND OTHER FINE THINGS AT VERO’S FINEST
on a nametag before entering the stipend. He began his residency in

packed gallery. late September and will continue it

In no time, he had been discovered through the first week of December

by – who else? – Quentin Walter, a depending, he says, on how much

multiple award-winning Vero-based art work he has to finish up.

artist who has a habit of zeroing in Walter, meanwhile, has crowded

on interesting people at gatherings. into a small office in the airy home,

She is also the founder of Stouthouse tucked on the side of a heavily wood-

and searching for a new resident art- ed cul de sac near the Indian River

ist. Lagoon. Governed by a six-member 2910 CARDINAL DR.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 “Is” graphite on paper of men and barbeque grill, B Y KYLE BAKER

has been important to him. technique known as “glazing.” of be-ruffed 17th century Dutch ened with applications of glaze.
“I didn’t really paint in college,” “I used to not like glazing until I militiamen and their haughty com- Returning to the states, Baker
mander was painted using a fluid
Baker says. At Stouthouse he has went to the Rijksmuseum (in Am- paste of paint applied over a white developed his own version of Hals’
done nothing but painting. Midway sterdam),” says Baker. “I saw ‘Mea- ground. technique. His recently completed
through his stay he has all but com- gre Company’ by Frans Hals – it’s got “Holding Court” depicts a louche-
pleted one portrait and is working like 14 figures in it.” The colors in the faces and some looking man seated on a rocker in
on two others, including a 4-by-6- parts of the clothing were then height- a cut-off black T-shirt and cuffed
foot double portrait. He’s also done That vast painting of a company jeans, his muddy boots exposed. On
a whimsical still life. his crossed leg rests a scoped rifle.

While still an art student, Baker The model was a friend of Bak-
gained local notice for his drawings, er’s from childhood named Parker
all portraits of friends and acquain- Ratliff.
tances. Done in graphite, he set the
figures against the paper’s white “He’s from Tennessee, and he’s
void to focus on the human drama kind of a backwoods guy. He’s a
in each subject. country boy,” says Baker. Ratliff’s
predilection for taking on tough jobs
One that drew considerable praise (like salmon fishing in Alaska) made
was a life-size depiction of a street Baker want to “immortalize” him.
preacher named Johnny. An elderly
man with the beard of an Old Tes- Baker says that there is no particu-
tament prophet, Johnny is shown lar reason his friend is posed with a
seated on an invisible curb with his gun. Ratliff, he says, doesn’t hunt,
stubby legs out stretched. Squinting and the artist himself is not “a big
into the sun, he holds his open Bible gun person.” He can’t even remem-
before him and gestures with his ber if it was his idea or Ratcliff’s to
free hand toward God’s word. include the gun.

In a 2015 interview at his college’s “I don’t think of painting as a way
TV station, Baker said his goal in to facilitate political ideas,” says
choosing down-at-the-heel subjects Baker. “If I get an idea for a paint-
like Johnny was to “find a way to give ing, that’s okay. But I try not to paint
the downtrodden some celebrity for based on ideas.”
five minutes.” He later recreated the
drawing as an oil on canvas. Baker says his works are typically
abstract arrangements devoid of
In re-envisioning his themes in subjective meaning.
oil, Baker has taken to lightly sketch-
ing his figures onto canvas. He uses “So you can kind of almost play
photographs and a digital projector with people’s judgments,” he says.
and then colors them in, using layer
after layer of translucent colors in a

Tickets for the Walking Tree Brew-
ery event can be purchased online or
at the door on Nov. 26. 

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Plot thickens: Viets holds mystery-writing workshop

BY MICHELLE GENZ mystery writer, will lead a workshop training course at St. Louis Univer- plots right in front of me.”
Staff Writer in mystery writing. To a gathering of sity’s School of Medicine, in a rela- Viets, a director-at-large of Mys-
aspiring authors organized by the tively new discipline: medicolegal
The elegant woman talking on her Laura Riding Jackson Foundation, death investigator, the profession of tery Writers of America, and winner
cellphone in front of a desolate Fort she will offer counsel on character her new heroine, Angela Richman. of three mystery writing awards –
Lauderdale warehouse strip last development, plot line and other es- the Lefty, the Agatha and the Antho-
week was there for a reason: She was sentials of the genre. “They crammed a full semester ny – will then cross the bridge to a 3
getting the turn signals fixed on her into six days,” she recalls. “It was re- p.m. book-signing at the Vero Beach
vintage Jaguar. The fact that she was In August, Viets published her ally for professionals – there was a Book Center. It is one of several she
discussing murder, arson and such 30th mystery, “Brain Storm,” the police chief on one side and a wom- has given here over the years. “It’s
gruesome details as how long the first in a new series based on a stroke an who worked with tracker dogs on always a party,” she says.
foam remains on an overdose vic- survivor. Viets, who normally does the other. There were so many good
tim’s mouth might have been star- a great deal of research before she CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
tling, had anyone heard. At 8 a.m., writes, had first-hand experience to
though, no one was listening. go on with this one: Nine years ago,
she suffered six strokes that left her
That will not be the case Saturday in a coma for a week and in rehab for
morning at the Indian River Shores four months. And that was just part
Community Center, when Elaine of her preparation. She also took
Viets, newspaper journalist turned a world-renowned college-credit

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 while Angela in the hospital, the
doctor who misdiagnosed her is
Viets was raised in St. Louis, and murdered, and the key suspect is
from 1980 until 1997 she wrote a hu- the surgeon who saved her life.
mor column for the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch that was eventually syn- In real life, Viets’ venous strokes
dicated in 100 papers. She became came in the form of blinding mi-
a south Floridian in the mid-1990s. graine headaches over the course
of four days. At one point, she was
It was about a decade later that so incapacitated she held up a fork
Viets’ husband, Sun-Sentinel re- to her husband and asked, “How
porter Don Crinklaw, discovered he does this work?”
had Stage 3 cancer; he has since re-
covered. At the same time, they were She was 57, a non-smoker, non-
under an IRS tax audit. Soon after, drinker and fitness buff. The on-
she found herself working as a clerk duty neurologist at the hospital
in a chain book store after Bantam told her she was too young and
Dell, acquired by Random House, fit to have a stroke. Instead, sus-
killed off her five-book contract. “It pecting a tumor, he scheduled a
was a stellar year,” she says wryly. PET scan and sent her home. Two
days later, another headache sent
That’s when she began writing the her to bed. This time, her husband
books she calls the Dead-End Job couldn’t wake her up. This time,
Mysteries. The last of those stories, the ER doctor warned her hus-
“The Art of Murder,” was published band she would not live through
in May of this year. It is set in the re- the night. She did, thanks to the
al-world Fort Lauderdale mansion- efforts of a different neurologist
turned-museum Bonnet House and who removed a third of her frontal
involves the murder of an artist. lobe.

Her new, darker books in the When she came out of her in-
Death Investigator series take place duced coma, her entire world had
in Chouteau Forest, an imaginary changed, she says. “You are not
enclave of “the one-percent and the same person.”
those who care for them” outside
of St. Louis. There Angela Richman While the surgery didn’t affect
is investigating a violent traffic ac- her speech, she had to have inten-
cident when the strokes suddenly sive occupational rehab. “They
hit. She is left nearly incapacitated – taught you how to walk, how to
talking to imaginary people, some- shower, how to boil water – which I
thing Viets herself did. In the book, wasn’t good at before the stroke,” she
says. “They had an actual car frame
in there. I had to practice getting in
and out of the passenger seat.”
Today, she is back to driving her
own car, a black 1986 Jaguar XJS.
She’s had it “only” 10 years, she says;
her husband had a model from the
same year that he bought new and
drove until last year.
Viets has a thing for cars. In “Art
of Murder,” she gave her heroine a
chase scene, something Viets loves
to write. This time, though, it was in
a four-cylinder PT Cruiser.
“And I put her in a neighborhood
with a lot of speed bumps.”
Viets says her Jag reliably gets her
a lot of attention – “it is a man mag-
net,” she says. So far it has also been
mechanically reliable, and she even
debated whether to get the turn sig-
nals fixed.
“No one uses them in Florida,” she
Viets came to the attention of Lau-
ra Riding Jackson Foundation board
member Julie Weary, who arranged
for her to hold the mystery writing
workshop. “Writing a Killer Mystery:
The Basics” takes place from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Indian Riv-
er Shores Community Center. It is
one in a series of four adult writers’
workshops this season. The cost is
$45. Call 772-569-6718 to register. 

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Combat-tested doc joins IRMC emergency team

BY TOM LLOYD Dr. William Stanton. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN thopedic trauma surgeon like Stanton
Staff Writer is deployed, the imaging equipment
needed to detect fractures inside the
Orthopedic injuries, says the U.S. body may be less than ideal.
National Library of Medicine, are
among the most likely conditions to “We had these little portable X-ray
be overlooked in hospital emergency machines,” Stanton recalls, “that were
rooms nationwide. not very good. You really couldn’t rely a
lot on those X-rays. The further you get
Maybe that’s why Indian River Medi- back away from the front line, the bet-
cal Center just added Dr. William Stan- ter the facilities [and imaging equip-
ton to its ER team. ment] are.”

Stanton, a graduate of the United On those front lines, Stanton says,
States Military Academy at West Point, the mission is to stabilize the patient for
began his career as a combat engineer transport. “That’s what that you have
before going on to medical school at to do. You really don’t need an MRI all
the University of Miami and serving the way forward because you’re not go-
his internship at the Walter Reed Army ing to get to that level of evaluation” on
Medical Center in Washington, D.C. the front lines of any battle.
Upon returning to active duty, Stan-
ton served multiple tours of duty in Fortunately, here on the Treasure
Iraq and Afghanistan as an orthopedic Coast, ER doctors don’t have to con-
trauma surgeon. Prior to joining the tend with combat conditions or the
team at IRMC, he spent 13 years on the effects of the “improvised explosive
staff at Lawnwood Regional Medical devices” or IEDs that have become a
Center, the nearest officially designat- weapon of choice for some combatants
ed trauma center to Vero Beach. in the Middle East and Asia, causing
devastating injuries. However, auto-
Significant orthopedic injuries, in- mobile accidents, falls and degenera-
cluding those with multiple broken tive bone diseases such as osteoarthri-
tis pose their own special orthopedic
CM bones, compound fractures – in which problems here.
COLLINS & MONTZ DENTISTRY the bone protrudes outside the skin –
as well as breaks at or near joints and As Stanton puts it, “On I-95, where
cosmetic dentistry  preventive dentistry fractures of the pelvis, can be life- people are going 75 miles an hour in
restorative dentistry  dental implants threatening. They require immediate a one-and-a-half-ton vehicle and then
care. The American Red Cross specifi- get hit by an 18-wheeler, which is X
Experience the fusion of traditional cally points to “breaks in large bones number of tons, there’s just a lot of en-
values and modern dentistry. such as the thigh or pelvis and those ergy involved. That’s where you’re go-
which may sever an artery or affect ing to get the worst injuries.”
Dr. J. Hunter Collins Dr. Roger Montz breathing” as being especially danger-
ous. After 13 years at Lawnwood’s trauma
524 Ocean Avenue center, Stanton has seen his fair share
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 Nonetheless, the National Institutes of those situations.
of Health states, “there is a tendency
(321) 725-6565 among some emergency room physi- He has also seen some radical im-
cians not to think about looking for provements in the treatment of severe other injuries after finding an initial orthopedic injuries. The heavy braces,
one,” but the youthful-looking 53-year- casts and splints of the not-too-distant
old Stanton graciously provides his fel- past have given way – in many cases
low ER physicians with something of a – to modern bone reconstruction and
pass for missing certain types of ortho- even “minimally invasive” techniques
pedic injuries. to stabilize and treat dangerous frac-
tures and breaks.
“Let’s say you’ve had a bad accident,”
Stanton explains, “and you have an “Minimally invasive techniques are
open abdomen … but you also have a present for all sorts of orthopedic pro-
broken ankle or a fractured finger.” In cedures,” including stabilizing frac-
those situations, Stanton says, the an- tured femurs or thigh bones, Stanton
kle or the finger is just not that high on says
the doctors’ priority list.
Combat-tested, with more than a
“Later, when the patient is awake dozen years of local trauma center
and you have nothing that is life- or experience, Stanton’s addition to the
limb-threatening, it’s a lot less likely IRMC team might just make it a little
the doctors are going to miss a broken less likely that serious orthopedic in-
hand, broken toe or something.” juries will be overlooked in this emer-
gency room – despite what the U.S. Na-
Doctors here in Indian River County tional Library of Medicine says.
also have a massive diagnostic edge
over Army physicians in combat zones. Dr. Stanton’s office is in the new IRMC
Health and Wellness building at 3450
Depending on where a combat or- 11th Court, Suite 302. The phone num-
ber is 772-794-1444. 

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How hypnotherapy can help in children’s healthcare

BY MARIA CANFIELD children suffering from abdominal tients who do not respond adequately son says he has found that “hypnotiz-
Correspondent pain or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). to usual medical treatment approach- ability” peaks between the ages of 7
An article on the U.S. government- es.” and 14, when kids may be most open
This is one in an occasional series funded National Center for Biotechnol- and receptive to this mind-body ap-
about children’s health issues. We know ogy Information website says the body The brain and body are intercon- proach.
that many of our readers are grandpar- of research “shows unequivocally that nected, and hypnotherapy helps chil-
ents keenly interested in the health and for both adults and children with IBS, dren (and adults) become more aware Hypnotherapy does not have to be
well-being of grandchildren. We hope hypnosis treatment is highly effica- of sensations in their body, including performed at the time of the dental or
this series will provide readers useful cious in reducing bowel symptoms and the perception of pain or fear. This medical visit, or at the time the pain is
health information they can share with can offer lasting and substantial symp- awareness may help them to learn to being experienced. “A suggestion can
their family. tom relief for a large proportion of pa- regulate the nervous system function be put in the unconscious mind that
that causes those sensations. Dr. Pals-

When you think about hypnosis,
if you ever do, you may dismiss it as
hocus-pocus or a parlor trick. But hyp-
notherapy – as it’s called when used in
a medical setting – can help children
who are experiencing abdominal pain
or situational anxiety.

Olafur Palsson is a clinical psycholo-
gist at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill; he has developed hyp-
notherapy programs for children and
teens with stomach problems. Dr. Pal-
sson says, “It is much easier to get kids
into a hypnotic state – to bring them
away from the here and now and give
them therapeutic suggestion – than it is
with adults.”

Gabrielle Hackett, Psy.D, a licensed
clinical psychologist who practices
in Broward County and Vero Beach,
says research has also found hypno-
therapy to be effective in reducing
anxiety ahead of medical and dental
procedures. Some dentists are learning
hypnosis to relax their young patients
immediately before beginning a treat-
ment session.

In news to no one, kids have very ac-
tive imaginations; their responsiveness
to imagery is what makes it easier for a
therapist to hypnotize them. Dr. Pal-
sson says children can quickly enter
into a state of heightened imagery and
focus, in which their senses are fully
engaged. The hypnotherapist can then
weave suggestions into the imagery to
help the child achieve a therapeutic
goal, such as reducing pain or decreas-
ing anxiety.

In younger children, hypnotherapy
often uses adventure-based stories. An
example as explained by Dr. Palsson
goes like this: A child who is experienc-
ing stomach pain is asked to imagine
that they have picked up a magic stone,
and that the stone melts, giving their
hand healing properties. The hypno-
therapist suggests to the child that
when they experience stomach pain,
they should imagine putting that heal-
ing hand on their stomach to feel more

If you’re feeling skeptical right about
now, there is scientific evidence back-
ing up the value of hypnotherapy for

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 Dr. Gabrielle Hackett. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE A parent can attend the hypnother-
apy session if it makes the child feel
creates a good feeling about a painful more comfortable, but Dr. Hackett says
or stressful situation,” Vero’s Dr. Hack- “if Mom or Dad is there, it can take the
ett says. “After just a few sessions, the focus off the child, so I don’t really en-
effect can be permanent.” courage it.” She notes that other people
in the room may also go into a state of
It’s important to know that a child trance, so that’s something for parents
undergoing hypnotherapy won’t do to be aware of before they choose to at-
anything they wouldn’t do when in tend their child’s session.
a fully-awake state. “It’s not like hyp-
notists you see on TV, who make peo- Dr. Hackett wants the community
ple bark like a dog,” Dr. Hackett says. to know that hypnotherapy is an aug-
“When conducted by a licensed health- ment to the sort of “talk” therapy she
care provider, the child is still in com- and other psychologists provide to help
plete control, and can come out of the children deal with anxiety, depression
light trance whenever they want.” and other issues.

Young children beginning hypno- Dr. Hackett’s Vero Beach practice is
therapy do not need to understand part of TMS Provider Services, located
the ins and outs of hypnosis. The pro- at 333 17th Street, Suite Q. The office
cess can simply be explained as “quiet phone is 772-770-1151. She is a member
time,” in which they will use their of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypno-
imaginations to help with their pain or sis, a professional association dedicated
anxiety. Dr. Hackett says, “Some kids to the clinical application of hypnosis
may want to know more about how the by (among other groups) licensed physi-
process works, and it’s fine to tell them, cians, psychologists, dentists, and clini-
without going into too much intricate cal social workers. 

Does eating fat make you fat? This doctor says no

BY DES BIELER – that’s true in a laboratory, when you but Hyman is not a fan of most dairy coli, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers
burn them,” Hyman said. “It’s not products, except for grass-fed butter and bok choy, to “make up 75 percent
Washington Post true when you eat them.” and ghee, a form of clarified butter. of your plate,” along with four to six
So, he says, go ahead and mix that ounces of protein. The good news
The weight-loss industry has long In a blog post on his website last into your coffee! Yes, butter. Or, per- is that, instead of having to squeeze
been saturated with gimmicky, too- year, Hyman compared the effects haps, MCT (medium-chain triglycer- a lemon onto the broccoli or using
good-to-be-true diets, so one could of consuming 750 calories of soda ides) oil, a derivative of coconut oil, of some similarly low-fat condiment,
be excused for thinking the main vs. 750 calories of broccoli, pointing which Hyman is a big fan. you can add some EVOO or avocado
benefit of “Eat Fat, Get Thin” is to out the many adverse effects of the to it.
burn calories by causing particularly former, including an insulin spike, Of course, as with any eating
vigorous eye-rolling. which increases the storage of belly regimen (Hyman dislikes the word “By volume, it’s pretty much non-
fat. In our conversation, he noted, “diet” almost as much as he dislikes starchy plant foods,” Hyman said of
I mean, doesn’t eating fat, like, “Fat, on the other hand, does not Twinkies), it’s not all coconut-fla- his plan. “By calories, it’s mostly fat.”
make you fat? raise insulin.” vored fun and buttery games. The
shoe that’s waiting to drop on those Bill Clinton, who appears to have
Actually, the answer is a big, fat no, What healthy fats can do, Hyman going the “Eat Fat, Get Thin” route is, lost plenty of weight since his White
at least according to Mark Hyman, di- wrote in his forthcoming book, “The for many, a drastic reduction in di- House days, seems to be a fan of the
rector of the Cleveland Clinic Center Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook,” is “shut etary sugar and carbohydrates. plan.
for Functional Medicine and the man down cravings, speed up metabo-
behind the “Eat Fat, Get Thin” plan. lism” and “help prevent and reverse “For the first few days, it’s often The work of Hyman, who, accord-
He is also, apropos of this moment, heart disease, not cause it.” He points very challenging,” Hyman said of his ing to a 2014 New York Times profile,
a key medical adviser to Hillary and the finger at a long-standing and mis- plan. He doesn’t tell people to elimi- was introduced to him by Hillary in
Bill Clinton, but in a recent phone in- guided obsession with calories, one nate sugar entirely, but he refers to it 2005, “inspired” him to make “dras-
terview, I found him as silent on that that demonizes fats for containing as “a recreational drug.” tic changes to [his] own diet and ex-
topic (citing potential HIPAA viola- more of them than processed carbo- ercise routine,” the former president
tions) as he was expansive on the hydrates and sugars, leading to “dan- In fact, Hyman’s emphasis on said in a testimonial on the physi-
benefits of healthy fats. gerous low-fat diets.” avoiding processed foods – “leave the cian’s website.
food that man made and eat the food
Hyman is credited with moving “The basic idea is that the quality that God made,” he says – and most Hyman also pointed me toward
the Clintons to his eating plan – in and composition of your diet matters dairy products constitutes a hybrid of work by others that bolsters his po-
Bill’s case, getting the former presi- more than the calories,” Hyman told the Paleo diet and veganism, or what sition, including a 2012 study pub-
dent, who had gone vegan after qua- me. In terms of his cookbook, that he calls “Pegan.” lished in the Journal of the American
druple bypass surgery in 2004, to eat means not only making sure to eat Medical Association positing that
some meat and cut down on carbohy- healthy fats, including “wild fatty fish “It’s really a way of eating that your “a strategy to reduce glycemic load
drates. For the 56-year-old physician (sardines, mackerel, herring, wild body was designed for, which is what rather than dietary fat may be advan-
and best-selling author, there are two salmon), grass-fed meat or organic we’ve been eating for thousands and tageous for weight-loss maintenance
key concepts: Dietary fat does not, in poultry (skin and fat left on), nuts and thousands of years,” he said. Sugar and cardiovascular disease preven-
fact, increase body fat, and all calo- seeds, avocados, extra-virgin olive oil and flour “are really new foods for us, tion.”
ries are not created equal. and coconut oil,” but even adding fat and yet now they’re the most abun-
to coffee. dant sources of our calories.” In a personal testimonial in his
“The misinformation that has been cookbook, Hyman wrote, “I’m now
pushed on our population by the Of course, many of us do that al- What Hyman prescribes is for “slow eating more calories and losing more
food industry and our government, ready, in the form of half-and-half, carbs or non-starchy plant foods,” weight, and I eat fat with every single
which is that all calories are the same such as green leafy veggies, broc- meal!” 

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Kristoffer Von Hassel could open “Somebody could steal an Xbox and ing braces, that just might help save breaches of highly sensitive or highly
smartphone apps before he could use your bug to get on to it,” Davies, a tomorrow’s internet. Idealistic and personal networks have become com-
walk. By age 2, a time when most kids computer engineer, recalls telling him. computer savvy, they are mastering monplace. Stolen celebrity photos are
are still in diapers, he had bypassed the “He said, ‘Oh no, we can’t have that. the mysterious numerical codes that the new tabloid staple. The insecurity
“toddler lock” on his parents’ Android We’ve got to tell Microsoft.’ ” underpin the digital world in the hope of the internet injected itself into presi-
phone. Then, at 5, young Kristoffer of making the web a more secure place. dential politics ahead of the November
discovered how to outwit the paren- Microsoft fixed the flaw within a election. In the not too distant future,
tal controls on his father’s Xbox One, week. And Kristoffer became known Today, everything in kids’ lives is digital attacks may even set off the next
which were meant to keep him from as the world’s youngest hacker when captured in silicon chips and chron- war.
playing violent video games such as he made the company’s list of security icled on Facebook. As tweens and
Call of Duty. researchers who had found dangerous teens, they effortlessly swap selfies on Adults, who laid the internet’s in-
vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s products. Snapchat and Instagram. Most would secure foundation, have so far been
It wasn’t a trivial discovery. He’d un- rather text than talk. unable to patch the security holes or
covered a serious security loophole “When I jammed the buttons, I stem the tide of cybercrime. “There
in the game’s software. When his dad, probably saved Microsoft’s b-u-t-t,” Yet the massive digital ecosystem are smart, serious people thinking long
Robert Davies, found out, he laid out says Kristoffer, now 8, from his bed- they inherited is fragile, broken, and and hard about these problems – and
two options: They could expose the room, which is filled with space post- unsafe. Built without security in mind, we don’t have the solutions we need,”
flaw on YouTube to alert everyone else ers and coding books, in the family’s it’s constructed on vulnerable code. As says Stephen Cobb, a senior researcher
to the secret way in, or they could reveal San Diego apartment. “Thank good- a result, malicious hackers are taking at the cybersecurity firm ESET, who
it to Microsoft, which makes the Xbox. ness I found it, because it could have advantage. helps organize a cybersecurity boot
went into the wrong hands.” camp for kids each summer in San Di-
Kristoffer thought about it and From Yahoo to the US.. government, ego.
asked what bad guys would do if Kristoffer is part of a new generation
they learned about the workaround. of wunderkinds, many of them lug- “I personally have to place a lot of
ging school backpacks and still wear-

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hope and faith into the next genera- Kristoffer Von Hassel of San Diego made “You know how superheroes go by
tion. They are more willing to chal- Microsoft’s vaunted list of cyber- their superhero names, like Superman
lenge assumptions in technology than security researchers at age 5. and stuff? It’s good to have a hacker
older people, who may feel things are name,” CyFi says, “so the villains don’t
established or difficult to change. It’s ‘CyFi,’ a teen hacker from California, is know how to get you.”
the idealism of youth which may in- the cofounder of an annual conference
spire alternative approaches to design that provides cybersecurity workshops R00tz has become so big that it’s
and deployment of digital technology.” for kids. She attends a special technol- drawing corporate sponsors such as
ogy school in Silicon Valley and often AT&T, Adobe, and Facebook. Volun-
While Kristoffer’s discovery may can be found with her pet snake, a rosy teers from well-known tech companies
have been the result of a bit of seren- boa named Calcifer. speak and teach at the sessions.
dipity – and youthful mischievousness
– there’s a whole community of bril- At right, Chloe Heidemann and Dan To ensure the kids only hack for
liant young tinkerers intent on hack- Poirier visited hacking stations at r00tz good, there’s a strict honor code, which
ing the internet with the same exuber- Asylum this summer at the 2016 DEF includes the admonitions: “Only hack
ance. Only they aren’t trying to break CON hacker convention in Las Vegas. things you own. Do not hack anything
the web. They’re trying to put it back you rely on. Respect the rights of oth-
together. the “junkyard” to learn how the devices developing a culture – with hacker ers. Know the law, the possible risk,
work. Sparks fly as the young hackers names and sunglasses – to help pro- and the consequences for breaking it.”
‘CyFi’ is a soft-spoken solder hardware. Some of them march tect themselves against the vast land- The warnings are paired with encour-
15-year-old who is up on stage and, standing near the po- scape of digital threats they face today, agement. “R00tz is about creating a
an avid skier and dium because they are too short to see from internet thieves who want to steal better world. You have the power and
sailor and likes ripped jeans. She car- over it, give speeches on hacking the their identity to data brokers who buy responsibility to do so. Now go do it!”
ries a two-foot-long pet snake named video game Minecraft and other tricks. and sell their personal information, the code says. “We are here to help.”
Calcifer almost everywhere she goes. to companies that might want to sue
By day, she totes a backpack to her All around, they learn cryptography them for exposing mistakes they made In many ways, hacking has
experimental high school focused on and simulate how they would thwart in their code. now become mainstream.
technology in Silicon Valley. But she a real-world cyberattack. They’re also Major tech companies such
also has a secret identity: She’s one of as Apple and Facebook are crowdsourc-
the most prominent young hackers in ing their security, encouraging people
the country. to search for bugs in their products and
report them so they can be fixed. Seri-
“Our generation has a responsibil- ous discoveries bring major rewards in
ity to make the internet safer and bet- the form of bounties. Some professional
ter,” says CyFi (who wants to keep her hackers earn as much as $100,000 a year
name anonymous and only go by her just hunting for security flaws in tech
online moniker) in an interview at her products.
high school, where the hallways bustle Kids are benefiting from this new
with kids in Converse sneakers. “As the security ethos, too. At r00tz, research-
internet gets even more connected to ers set up devices for the kids to infil-
our homes and our schools and our trate.
education and everything, there’s go- CyFi says hacking into one of Sam-
ing to be a ton more vulnerabilities.” sung’s newest smart TVs, as part of a
bounty program set up by the com-
CyFi first gained prominence in the pany, was a “really important moment
tech press at age 10 when she hacked for me.” She was 12 at the time.
a kids’ game on her iPad. That year, PC She entered a string of code that
Magazine called her “a Girl Scout by turned on the television’s camera. This
day and a hacker by night.” With the exposed the possibility of someone re-
encouragement of her mother (who motely hacking into a TV and being able
also works in the cybersecurity indus- to watch people while they sat on the
try), CyFi took her talents to the vaunt- couch viewing “Game of Thrones” or
ed DEF CON hacker conference in Las “Madame Secretary.” Samsung award-
Vegas, where she cofounded what’s ed her $1,000 for exposing the flaw.
now known as r00tz Asylum, a hub for “I think bug bounty programs are
ethical hacking workshops for kids. really important,” she says, “because
it eliminates that worry of wondering,
As adults at DEF CON electroni- ‘Oh, is this company going to be really
cally infiltrate everything from ATMs mad about me poking around in their
to surveillance drones, r00tz is a “safe system?’ ”
playground where [kids] can learn Bug bounties are a great incentive
the basics of hacking without getting for kids around the world. A 10-year-
themselves into trouble,” says CyFi. old from Finland, for instance, made
When launched in 2011, it drew about headlines for winning $10,000 this May
100 kids. With CyFi as teacher and lead for finding a big security problem with
digital sleuth, the group uncovered the photo-sharing app Instagram.
40 vulnerabilities in mobile apps. The Companies haven’t always wel-
next year, they found 180. comed this kind of intrusiveness, of
course. Consider the experience of Cris
Now, r00tz Asylum has grown into Thomas, a noted hacker who goes by
a veritable security conference itself, the name “Space Rogue.” When he first
drawing roughly 600 young people ages started tinkering with computers back
8 to 16. This year at DEF CON, parents in the 1980s and ’90s, there were no
lined up all three mornings waiting
to drop off their kids. In the sessions, CONTINUED ON PAGE 24
youngsters rip apart smartphones, lap-
tops, and other gadgets at what’s called

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Paul Vann, a speaker at cybersecurity Reuben Paul of Pflugerville, Texas, has combined two of his passions – hacking and kung fu, Patriot, a cyberdefense competition
conferences across the country, uses in which he is a black belt – in a nonprofit that provides games and tutorials on cybersecurity. organized by the Air Force Associa-
his lab in his bedroom in Virginia to tion to test the technical skills of high-
work on hacking tools. schoolers and middle-schoolers and
inspire them to go into cybersecu-
safe spaces for hackers or bug-bounty rity or related technology fields. Since
programs. 2009, more than 85,000 students have
participated in the competition.
There weren’t even many comput-
ers. The machines were so expensive The Northrop Grumman Founda-
and rare, Thomas says, that he would tion – the philanthropic arm of the
ride his bicycle around Boston, diving defense contractor – is the primary
into dumpsters near the Massachu- sponsor, and organizations such as
setts Institute of Technology (MIT) to Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft, and the
look for spare parts with which to as- Department of Homeland Security all
semble his own. contribute to the roughly $3 million a
year it costs to run the competition, an
Now, according to one recent study, elementary school education initia-
three-quarters of children in the Unit- tive, and dozens of cybersecurity sum-
ed States have their own mobile device mer camps.
by age 4. The internet has also made
it easier to learn about how all these Programs like CyberPatriot are
devices work and about hacking into helping to turn hacking from a fringe
them. hobby into a cool team sport – and
drawing some of the nation’s best and
When Thomas was in his early 20s, brightest young people.
he had to teach himself. Today’s young
hackers can find unlimited informa- “Even though I may look like a ‘nerd’
tion at the tap of a key. “Today, you’re on the outside,” says Andrew Wang, 14,
trying to investigate something; you laughing as he makes quotation marks
can just find a YouTube video about with his fingers, “people will at least
it online,” he says. “Want to learn to acknowledge that I have that competi-
code? There are classes for free at MIT.” tive spirit.” A freshman at Del Norte
High School in a residential commu-
Early hackers were also usually nity just north of downtown San Diego,
viewed with suspicion. Authorities Andrew is among 70 students in his
thought they were either trying to steal district’s program. “Everyone wants to
data or destroy systems. “I was always win,” he says.
looking over my shoulder, wondering if
I was going to get raided by the govern- At last year’s CyberPatriot finals
ment, or the FBI, even though I wasn’t in Baltimore, Andrew captained the
doing anything bad,” says Thomas. middle school team that beat out 468
others to win the national competi-
Now, kids are actively encouraged to tion. The contest, in which students
do “white hat” – or ethical – hacking. take on the role of IT professionals
In fact, a flood of corporate money is at a fake company and try to keep its
going into training programs for young
people with the hope of filling a cyber- Mira Modi is an entrepreneur
security workforce shortage already es- working to make the world
timated at 1 million jobs.
safer one password at a time.
One of the biggest efforts is Cyber- The 12-year-old New Yorker
learned about Diceware – a

technique used to create truly
random passwords by rolling

dice – when her mother, a
journalist who writes about
surveillance and privacy at
ProPublica, did research for
her book “Dragnet Nation.”

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services running as attackers infiltrate ben Paul of Pflugerville, Texas, a suburb age 7, he became the country’s young- things,” he says. By the time you are a
the system, is great real-world training. of Austin. Lean and brown-eyed, he is a est black belt in his style of kung fu). black belt, Reuben says, “you should
“There’s an actual red team attacking veritable Renaissance kid. He does gym- know everything about security. You
you,” Andrew says. Winning “really de- nastics, plays drums and piano, takes Like kung fu, cybersecurity is made should be a security pro.”
pends on your ability to fix things on martial arts, and, of course, is a computer up of attacks and defenses. So just like
the fly.” whiz. He’s also a chief executive officer, at martial artists, beginners in his Cyber- Reuben’s family is talking with the
age 10. Shaolin “digital black belt program” local Texas school district to see about
To Andrew, though, his victory start with a white belt. “You’ll learn using some of the videos in the cur-
meant more than a free trip to the East Reuben has been learning about simple things: What is the internet, riculum. And the well-known Russian-
Coast and missing school. He person- cybersecurity since he was 6 from his what is security, what is a computer, based cybersecurity company Kasper-
ally feels a responsibility to protect father, who has an interesting résumé basically,” he says. sky Lab is the nonprofit’s first sponsor.
his friends and family. “When I was 8, himself: He’s a former shark researcher-
I thought it would be a great idea to turned-computer security specialist. Then, as the kids advance, they earn “We were first thinking we would
click a link from a random, unidenti- more belts as they learn about basic make [kids] pay for it, but then I said,
fied sender,” he recalls. That one click Reuben was gaining international attacks – such as phishing or wireless ‘No, cybersecurity education should be
allowed a hacker to sabotage the family recognition as CEO of his own for- intrusions. There are both blocks and free for all kids to learn,’ ” says Reuben.
computer. “I thought I had completely profit company, Prudent Games – defenses, “or how to defend yourself
which creates fun cybersecurity, sci- using encryption and other types of Akul Arora is helping his local school


For his school science fair
project, Evan Robertson

didn’t even consider making a
volcano. The sandy-haired kid
wanted to try something more

original, he says with a sly
smile. “I decided to test how
many people care about their

Wi-Fi security.”

Mollee McDuff, 13, kicked off this sum-
mer’s r00tz Asylum with her popular
talk about ways to hack the Minecraft
video game.

broken the system,” he says, “and my ence, and math games to sell in online
parents were really mad at me, too.” app stores – when he had an epiphany:
“I thought, ‘I’m learning about cyber-
So Andrew taught himself how to security, but what about the kids that
use security tools to eliminate the virus aren’t – the ones that are getting hurt
from the computer. “When I fixed it, all in the cyberworld, and aren’t safe and
that doubt and worry went away. And secure?’ ”
I thought, ‘Maybe computers aren’t as
hard as I thought initially,” he says. So he formed the nonprofit Cyber-
Shaolin, which makes educational vid-
Some gifted children are eos and games to help kids learn about
working to pass complex cybersecurity topics. The
on their technical name derives from two of Reuben’s pas-
knowhow to other children. Take Reu- sions: computers and martial arts (at

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district in California deal with electron-
ic intruders as well. After Akul, 15, went
through the CyberPatriot program at
Del Norte High School, he started to
notice hackers were getting into the
school’s computers. “Some member of
the network doesn’t know what they’re
doing and they let something in,” he
says. “Sometimes in the morning an-
nouncements, [school officials] say,
‘Everybody change your passwords.’”

So Akul volunteered to help the dis-
trict develop a training program to
teach the students and teachers about
the dangers of phishing emails and
viruses. He’s also teaching kids at his

President and Publisher When Min Kim and Isag Kim (no relation) realized they were the only two students at their also trying to build an “invisibility cloak”
Milton R. Benjamin, 772-559-4187 school who were signed up for CyberPatriot, the national cyberdefense competition, they like the one in the “Harry Potter” books
never thought they had a shot at going very far. The duo made it to nationals, beating out using theories rooted in acousto-optics.
[email protected] some 460 teams from across the country to get there.
Yet he has faced one recurring prob-
Creative Director former elementary school the basics, The upstairs bedroom of 14-year- lem in his foray into adult capitalism:
Dan Alexander, 772-539-2700 such as how to differentiate between old Paul Vann doubles as the world- getting grown-ups to take him seri-
[email protected] secure and unsecured websites. wide headquarters of his company, ously. “They don’t respect you as much
Vann Tech. Next to his bed in Freder- as they would an adult,” he says.
Managing Editor “Without dissing teachers at all, I icksburg, Va., is a laboratory packed
Steven M. Thomas, 772-453-1196 think a lot of teachers are not very tech- with devices designed to break into Paul, who has spoken at three dif-
nology-centered. So I feel when they’re people’s Wi-Fi networks, data analysis ferent cybersecurity conferences, got
[email protected] teaching technology, they’re just repeat- software, a computer loaded with ad- into hacking after reading a book by
ing what’s on a slide deck or materials vanced hacking tools, and a 3-D printer. self-described “break-in artist” Kevin
To learn about the cost-effective given to them,” he says. “My advantage Mitnick called “Ghost in the Wires.” It
advertising rates being offered with the students is that I’m of their Paul’s latest venture: a start-up that chronicles Mitnick’s escapades in two
generation and understand the prob- pushes the boundaries of how to test decades of hacking, which famously
in Melbourne Beach 32951, lems they face in cybersecurity, and that a company’s security. “Once I have the included stealing proprietary code
please contact the advertising helps me connect with them better.” funding, I think we need a building, from companies and snooping on the
representatives listed below: and we definitely need more employ- National Security Agency’s phone calls
Some of the most ad- ees,” says Paul, who talks – and thinks – in the 1980s and ’90s.
Director of Advertising vanced kids are at fiber-optic speed. “I can’t be the only
Judy Davis, 772-633-1115 already becom- one developing projects.” But, Paul complains, “They never
[email protected] ing cybersecurity professionals, mov- talked about how he did it.” So he
ing a step beyond taking computers On the side, Paul attends college downloaded online hacking tools and
Advertising Account Executives apart in their basements and bed- courses in theoretical physics – but he’s started teaching himself through You-
Will Gardner, 407-361-2150 rooms like their predecessors. too young to get credit – and takes free Tube videos. “My first thing I wanted
[email protected] math courses online through MIT. He is to learn was Wi-Fi [hacking] – that’s the
easiest way you can hack someone if
Kathleen MacGlennon, 772-633-0753 you’re not with them.”
[email protected]
Hank Wolff, 772-321-5080 The tutorials were successful. Paul
[email protected] saw how he could break into Wi-Fi
Lou Yacolucci, 772-323-8361 networks within a three-mile radius
[email protected] of his home. But Paul, who is close to
becoming an Eagle Scout, also wanted
To talk about stories, or invite us to to make sure he didn’t do anything
cover social and charitable events, wrong. So he asked his neighbors,
call 772-453-1196 or email us at when they came over for dinner, for
[email protected]. permission to hack into their home in-
ternet. “They said, ‘Sure, as long as you
don’t do any damage.’ ”

As his parents and friends ate
downstairs, Paul went to his bedroom
laboratory. “I was finally able to break
into something without getting into
trouble,” he says.

Paul understands the morality of
hacking. “It’s really important you
consider ethics before you try to
break into another system – and you
want to make sure whatever you’re
doing is not going to harm that sys-
tem,” he says. “And whatever you do,
tell the person.”

In other words, don’t wear an invis-
ibility cloak. 

PRIORITY OF TREATMENT AT THE ER But during the 1970s and 1980s, many families got into
the habit of using the ER for routine matters such as a child’s
No one wants to go the Emergency Room. While it’s re- earache or runny nose. Some insurance plans even paid for
assuring to know these safe havens exist, a person with a those visits.
minor medical problem can usually save time and money by
seeking care at a doctor’s office, walk-in care clinic or urgent As a result, going to an ER instead of scheduling a doctor’s
care center. appointment became a trend in this country.

But what does and does not warrant a trip to the ER? Today, however, patients with Level 4 and 5 conditions
Recently we reviewed how hospital ERs use a triage sys- will usually experience shorter wait times, and lower out-of-
tem to ensure the most critical patients are treated first. pocket expenses, if they go to a doctor’s office, walk-in clinic
Most hospitals, including Indian River Medical Center, use or urgent care center.
guidelines to categorize the severity of a patient’s condition
and assign the patient a rating ranging from Level 1 (life- But because law requires ERs to evaluate and stabilize pa-
threatening) to Level 5 (non-urgent). tients regardless of whether they have health insurance or the
In previous columns, we discussed the conditions that re- money to pay, many emergency departments serve as safety
ceive an acuity rating of Level 1, 2 or 3. In this column, we’ll nets for those who otherwise have no access to healthcare.
discuss Levels 4 and 5, which are used for patients with con-
ditions considered “less urgent” and “non-urgent.” Emergency Room visits for treatment of minor medical
Examples of Level 4, less urgent, conditions include: animal problems that could be handled more cost effectively else-
bites, colds, dental problems, ear infections, fractures, insect where are a major contributor to the rising cost of healthcare
bites (unless the patient is allergic, which can be life-threatening), in the United States.
lacerations with controlled bleeding, menstrual cramps, mild
asthma, mild headache, minor burns, sexually transmitted dis- A continued increase in non-emergency ER visits is unsus-
eases, sore throats, strains, sprains and urinary tract infections. tainable, especially as the U.S. healthcare system undergoes
Non-urgent concerns, categorized at Level 5, include su- major policy changes.
ture removal, wound checks, getting back-to-work permis-
sion slips, prescription refills and baby wellness visits. As expansion of insurance coverage under national health-
ERs are not set up to care for routine illness; they do not care reform stretches the limited supply of primary care phy-
work on a first come, first served basis, as many people mis- sicians, establishing yourself with a primary care physician as
takenly believe. your regular doctor is essential.

By preserving the ER for emergencies and truly urgent
needs, we’ll all benefit from shorter wait times and lower
out-of-pocket costs.

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Just over a decade ago, Stephenie And what a strange ro- mind you, but he quickly Stephenie Meyer
Meyer published “Twilight,” the first of mance it is. forgives her once she ex-
her books about a teenager who falls in plains the reasons behind ine. “The Chemist” asks that age-old
love with a vampire. Insanely popular – The tale opens with an her sadistic behavior. question: Can sadists find true love
the Twilight series has sold more than extended scene describ- Smitten, I guess. Together and happiness? Or, to put it from the
155 million copies worldwide – Meyer’s ing in great detail the pre- with the commando and teacher’s perspective: Can love – or, at
books spawned a cottage industry. In cautions taken by the tit- his superbly trained dog, least, infatuation – conquer the deep-
addition to the blockbuster science fic- ular chemist. Wrung out Alex and the teacher set in est pains inflicted by the beloved? The
tion novel “The Host,” there were also from a long day of steal- motion a counter-plan to sexual power struggle just below the
the movies based on the books, and an ing books from a distant get the bad guys. surface of Meyer’s novels may well
enormous fan following that turned this library, the chemist sets be the key to her broad appeal. In
onetime receptionist into one of the booby traps, arranges The plot zips from the “Twilight” books, the balance was
most popular authors in the world. a fake body – complete Texas to Florida and back clearly tilted in the vampire’s favor. In
with stage blood – in a to D.C. and features all of “The Chemist,” the roles reverse, and
Meyer’s new novel, “The Chemist,” bed, and goes off to sleep the expected motifs of the Alex literally calls the shots. Who says
has no vampires or aliens or anything in the bathtub wearing a genre: double switches, the author’s not a feminist?
supernatural to steal your soul while gas mask for protection. innocent mistakes that
you’re reading. But this espionage ac- Yes, it seems that some- compound the dangers, Meyer’s legion of addicted fans will
tion story will no doubt tighten her one is out to get her. For the lurid technical capaci- lap up this chemical romance. As for
grip on her devoted readers. Its main the past three years, she ties of gadgets and weap- me, I’m off to the library to detox. 
character is much like Jason Bourne, to has been on the run from onry and opiates, the
whom the novel is dedicated affection- a top-secret U.S. govern- politician gone as rogue THE CHEMIST
ately. More accurately, it is a romance ment agency determined as the Manchurian can- BY STEPHENIE MEYER
novel cleverly nesting inside a thriller. to kill her. didate’s mother, and even Little, Brown. 528 pp. $28.
the obligatory tone of sim- Review by Keith Donohue, Washington Post
Trained by that same mering hatred between
nameless department, two members of the team
she has become an in- that turns into mutual re-
terrogator who uses her spect and admiration.
psychological tactics
and biochemistry skills to extract con- Along the way there are some won-
fessions from terrorists and other bad derful touches. The ex-CIA guy spe-
guys. The department killed her kindly cializes in training dogs of all shapes
old lab partner and nearly eliminated and sizes to the point where they fear-
her, so she is paranoid and overcau- lessly obey every command and have
tious, assuming multiple identities and memorized complex escape routes
disguises – all of which are described in from their Texas ranch. I had trouble
gleeful, almost fetishistic, detail. teaching my dog how to sit, but these
Given the chance to come in from the canines are often smarter than their
cold, Alex (not her real name) agrees to a human counterparts.
department plan to apprehend a seem-
ingly innocuous high school teacher Other matters further challenge cre-
who they claim is part of an intricate dulity. The melodramatic plot depends
plot to release a deadly virus. They meet upon well-worn devices such as a pair
cute on D.C. Metro’s Green Line, and of twins whose bodies mirror each
she drugs him and whisks him off to a other. The writing and bantering dia-
makeshift lab inWestVirginia where she logue never fully escape a cataclysm of
strips him, straps him down to a table clichés. But one does not read Meyer for
and begins to torture him with carefully her style. Her appeal is emotional, rath-
calibrated injections. er than aesthetic, and she knows how
Saved by an ex-CIA black ops ren- to control dramatic tension as skillfully
egade in Kevlar armor, the teacher falls as any of the Bourne movies. The pages
in love with the torturer. Not all at once, turn themselves.

And Alex is one stone-cold hero-


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The timeless wisdom of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’

BY REV. DRS. CASEY AND BOB BAGGOTT ginning, the British government com- you have anticipated something more improvements to our health and our
Columnists missioned three signs to be posted in gripping, more vigorous, more motiva- happiness.
public locations as morale boosters to tional? Wouldn’t you have expected a
Have you seen all the paraphernalia its citizens undergoing the upheaval call to retaliation or vengeance? Of course, long before we had the
emblazoned with the line: “Keep Calm of war. The first two posters offered scientific sophistication to demon-
and Carry On”? We noticed items with these words of encouragement and Maybe the “Keep Calm and Carry strate linkages between anger and
the saying beginning a few years ago, caution:”Your Courage, Your Cheerful- On” wartime advice is simply an exam- a whole host of negative results, the
and now they are everywhere. If you ness, Your Resolution will Bring Us Vic- ple of typical British reserve. Or maybe sages counseled cultivating a serene
so desired you could buy pillows, cof- tory” and “Freedom is in Peril.” These it’s more than that. Maybe it’s incred- and peaceful life, no matter what forc-
fee mugs, beer steins, baby rompers, two signs found their way to prominent ibly wise counsel no matter what hard- es seemed to be threatening or even
sweatshirts and even shower curtains spots in railway stations, shop windows ship, crisis or serious aggravation is invading. From meditation to prayer,
emblazoned with that motto, or some and other public settings. at hand. After all, in this modern era from seeking counsel to offering ser-
variation. What’s it all about? when anger so readily escalates to road vice to others, we can find some means
The third sign was designed and rage, online bullying or even physical of taming the inner beast so that, as
An Internet search revealed that late printed but never distributed because violence, a publicity campaign in favor the Apostle Paul encourages, the sun
in the year 1939, as World War II was be- it was intended to be displayed only of keeping everyone calm seems like a will never go down on our anger. Or in
when and if German soldiers actually pretty good idea. other words, when we find ourselves
invaded British soil. That final undis- frightened, vexed, stressed or angry,
tributed poster featured a bold back- Stress, aggravation and anger not let’s keep calm and carry on. 
ground color, a drawing of the crown of only tend to cause harm to others as
King George IV, and large lettering say- they spill out, but they aren’t good for THE BAGGOTTS
ing: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” the one experiencing them, either. Ac-
cording to “The Wisdom Project” by Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott is Senior
Now, nearly 80 years after that time, David Allen, editorial director of CNN
we might find ourselves wondering Health and Wellness, regularly experi- Minister of Community Church
about that advice. Keep calm and carry encing powerful negative emotions is
on? If some sort of guidance were to linked to outcomes such as insomnia, of Vero Beach. Rev. Dr. Casey
be reserved for the direst development overeating, depression and a greater
in a war, when enemy forces have just risk of heart attack and stroke, while Baggott is Executive Minister.
landed on your homeland, wouldn’t lessening anger and tension results in
The Baggotts write a regular faith


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Bonzo says Daisy the Papillon is tout sweet!

Hi Dog Buddies! shelter two times, and returned both times “Your secret’s safe with
because I was too bouncy. But, Monsieur
This week I made the acquaintance of Bonzo, I was only a petite puppy. Puppies me,” I assured her.
an elegant little European named Daisy are ‘spose to be bouncy, N’est-ce pas? But
Wood. Akshully I had met her briefly at the it was Meant To Be: My Mommy and Dad “I can dance, too! Re-
Dogs for Life Howl-O-Ween parade and were ‘yard sale-ing’ one Saturday. They
(clever me) I got her number. were gonna go to lunch, but Mommy want- gardez! ”
ed to go to the shelter and look at dogs. So
Daisy is a Papillon, but you say it without they did. Just as Dad spotted a black dog he Her Mom held a treat
the L’s – Paa-Pee-On (why are the L’s even liked, a shelter human walked by with me,
there?). Anyway, it’s French for “butterfly,” wrapped in a blanket. I’d just been returned way up high, and Dai-
and when you see her you know why. – again. I was so scared I was shaking. Well,
Mom wanted to grab me right away and I sy hopped over to her
Daisy’s a tiny Spaniel, very delicate, with got Tres Excited! Then they walked out and
a silky black and white coat with brown my ears totally flopped. But they were just on her back feet, and
trim. The butterfly part is her EARS. I don’t Officially Signing In, and they CAME BACK
know who her stylist is but, WOOF! those and GOT ME. There was NO WAY Mommy did several pirouettes,
ears are PAWsome! They stand straight up, was gonna let me go. If they’d gone to lunch
wide at the bottom, pointy at the top, with they never wudda seen me. C’est le destin! waving her front paws
long, feathery hair, which kinda curls out So now I have the Best Family Ever!
– totally looks like butterfly wings, like she gracefully. Then her
could fly away any minute. “Then one day I was playin’ and sudden-
ly I felt weak. I couldn’t even stand up. We Dad threw a squishy
Soon as we knocked, we heard lotsa were all scared. Mommy and Dad took me
woofing and the clicky sound of little toe- to the doctor and found out I had heart- ball and Daisy fetched
nails on the floor. Daisy was SO excited, she worms.”
bounced and twirled and woofed ‘til her a few times. Then
Mom picked her up. “Oh, Woof!” I exclaimed. “You coulda
Bought the Kennel!” (Every dog knows she jumped onto the
“Bonjour, Monsieur Bonzo. Bienvenu! We heartworms can send you straight to Dog
are tres, tres excited you have come! This is Heaven.) couch an attempted
my Mommy, Katie, and my Dad, Roger.”
“Mais oui! ” Daisy agreed.” But I took to bury the ball in a
“It’s a great pleasure to see you and your Special Pills an now I’m all better.”
parents again, Mademoiselle!” I said, with pile of pillows. It was
sincerity, noting her sparkly dark eyes and “Thank Lassie!” I said. “So, whaddya do
happy smile. “I’m eager to hear your story.” for fun?” charming and hilari-

“Tres Bien, Monsieur Bonzo. I am de- “I have so many friends: humans, dogs ous.
scended from European aristocracy. and cats! I play on my lanai and I love the
There’s even a Paa-Pee-On in a family por- dog park. I appear delicate, but I can keep “I also love camp-
trait of Louis XIV! It is said my ancestor was up with the Big Dogs. I am tres rapide!
brought to France from Spain and adopted My Yorkie friend BooBoo has a pool. We ing with Mommy
by the French queen, Marie Antoinette, lounge on this floaty thing. She jumps in,
who had Big Hair, like me. But one day she but not me. I don’t like swimming. My cat and Dad in our Fifth
went to get a haircut and took her Paa-Pee- stepbrother Harley is kinda old and naps a
On with her, but something happened. I’m lot. But my cat stepsister Tabby is my bon Wheel! Do you re-
not sure exactly what. But my ancestor ami. We play chase, and snooze together
hadda get another family. in our Special Chair.” Daisy leaned closer call that big hurry- Daisy the Papillon. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
and whispered, “Dad thinks it’s HIS chair cane?”
“About my own early puppyhood, je ne and we let him use it, so don’t tell him it’s
me souviens pas beaucoup, I don’t remem- ackshully ours, d’accord?” “I sure do!”
ber much. I was adopted from the animal
“Well, we invited two neighbors and sleep with them.”

their pooches – Brodie, a Lab, and Annie, I couldn’t believe it was time to go. “It

a Yorkie (she’s smaller than a pint of pea- has been a pleasure, Mademoiselle Daisy.”

nuts), to go camping with us Somewhere “Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Bonzo,” she

Else, so we wouldn’t get blown away. We all said, flashing a big smile.

piled into our Fifth Wheel for a road trip. Heading home, I was thinking about

We had a BALL. When me and Dad go to butterflies and clicky-toe pirouettes.

Home Depot, we’re always stopping to

yap. I sit politely in the cart, and everybody Till next time,

says, ‘Look at those EARS!’ I’m irresistible

to Humans, I guess.” The Bonz
“Also to pooches,” I thought to myself.
“I always let Mommy and Dad know Don’t Be Shy

when I have to Do My Duty. When I’m
done, I race to my special rug in the kitch-

en, put on my Most Adorable Face and We are always looking for pets
await my Treat. Mommy and Dad bought with interesting stories.
me my very own big fancy bed once, when
I was little(er). I chewed a hole in it and To set up an interview, email
pulled out all the stuffings. Now I get to [email protected].

Celebrating 65 years in dog years of course

Dr. Rebecca Colombo is a graduate
of the University of Florida College of

Veterinary Medicine Class of 2000.
She is a Brevard County native who
currently lives in Indialantic with her
three children Vincent, Maria, Joseph

and her husband Robert.

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AKJ74 3 Q 10 6
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 63 Q 10 7 852
K J 10 86542 AQ93
Dorothy Thompson, a journalist and radio broadcaster who in 1939 was recognized 752 K J 10 8 964
by Time magazine as the second most influential woman in America behind Eleanor
Roosevelt, said, “There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the SOUTH
truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.” 9852
Good bridge players analyze the calls and plays. The better their conclusions, the 7
more accurate will be their actions. AQ3

In this week’s deal, look at the South hand. He opens one heart, West overcalls one Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
spade, North responds two hearts, and East raises to two spades. What should South
do now? The Bidding:

Initially South started with four spade losers, but how many spades does North hold? SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Given the opponents’ bids, it must be one or zero. South can ruff most of those losers 1 Hearts 1 Spades 2 Hearts 2 Spades
on the board. This makes his hand much stronger than the basic 14 high-card points. ?? LEAD:
He might jump to four hearts, but perhaps North has values wasted in diamonds. It is A Spades
better for South to rebid three clubs, a game-try.

Here, North, with all of his points in the rounded suits and that useful-looking spade
singleton, should have no qualms in jumping to four hearts, despite holding only six
high-card points.

West leads the spade ace, then shifts to a trump. South can win in his hand, ruff a
spade on the board, and, if greedy, cross to his hand with a club, ruff another spade,
play a club to his hand, draw trumps, and claim an overtrick.

It is tough, but East-West would do well to sacrifice in four spades doubled, which
costs only 500.

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5 Beach (5) 1 Quip (4)
6 Frequently (5) 2 Want (6)
8 Textile (8) 3 Succeed (6)
9 Elongated fishes (4) 4 Brawn (8)
10 Salvage (6) 5 Phase (5)
12 Trucks (6) 7 Synthetic fibre (5)
13 Agreement (6) 11 Horse colour (8)
16 Domain (6) 14 Pry (5)
18 Pliable (4) 15 Permit, coupon (6)
19 Drawing material (8) 16 Badtempered (6)
21 Take a break (5) 17 Respond (5)
22 Sharp end (5) 20 Fried potato (4)

The Telegraph

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

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ACROSS 65 Timothy Leary’s 124 No alternative 56 Disease-tracking The Washington Post
first 125 The Grand, for ctr.
1 Likening words words as a baby? SWAPPING SPREE By Merl Reagle
4 Heidi’s home one: abbr. 57 Dict. staffers
8 Hosp. wings 69 Where Timothy 126 Flemish river 58 Blue ___ (cop
12 Didn’t dance Leary 127 Monthly check
15 Wee-hrs. wear was baptized? 128 A. Hitchcock sickout)
18 Has the guts to 59 Wild
19 Legendary 73 German industrial movie? 61 Fills the lungs
valley 62 ATF folks
lexicographer DOWN 66 RSVP answer?
20 Noshed at noon 74 Coin for 1 Theater bookings 67 Exodus subj.
22 Bond rating Clemenceau 2 Actress Christine 68 Feasible
23 Unsung 3 Key ingredient of 70 Nucleus goodies
76 Eye of an arts- 71 Sleuth who never
quadrupeds funding Stephen King
of WWII? storm: abbr. chowder? calls, who never
26 Limo rider 4 Francis or Frank writes?
27 Inscribed slab 77 Fictional uniped 5 Mary or Peggy 72 “It ___ Be You”
28 The “flatterburger 79 The little old lady follower 75 Without tenants
covered with 6 Ballet step 78 Quilting event
kissup”? from Pasadena? 7 ___ one’s mouth 79 Ms. Zadora
30 Delays may 85 Forest clearing (boasted) 80 Walkie-talkie
arouse it 86 Pianist Pogorelich 8 Julia Jean talker’s word
31 Lib. section 87 Fighting Tigers’ Mildred Frances 81 Clear-conscience
33 Possess, in Turner feeling
Paisley sch. 9 Ever so slightly 82 M. de
34 Vert. opposite 88 League of nations 10 Quail quantity Maupassant
35 50-50 89 Backboard 11 Gory story 83 Popular movie-
37 Wrapper’s roll regular house
40 Schusser attachment 12 Faulkner’s Flem, sweets
conveyor 91 Atlas abbr. Mink, I.O., Lump, 84 AT&T rival, once
43 “Designer plant” 92 Microbe needing Ike, or Eck 85 J. Edgar was one
that 13 Teen curse 89 Go over again
reduces the bug oxygen 14 Take it on ___ 90 Venerated one
problem at night 95 Felix Navidad’s 15 Top tenor or thing
games and also 16 “Custody cottage” 93 Late Palme
keeps the infield Italian cousin? 17 Sucker 94 Schwarzkopf
dry? 99 Dog sweetener 21 Heavenly bear camp-out
46 Related on the 101 Jersey dribblers 24 Close on the set 96 Disrobe, old-style
mother’s side 102 Sayable sub for 25 Creeper over San 97 On-his-toes type
48 Old theatre Francisco 98 M*A*S*H fellow
49 Hush-hush org. JHVH 29 Tiny bit 100 Town just N of
50 Math of ratios 103 State ofcl. 31 Fisherman’s New Haven
51 Humorist Shoales 104 “Now we’re bigmouth 105 The end of the
53 Part of a famous 32 Rick’s flame bread?
chairman getting 36 Search 106 Couple coupler
54 The Planets somewhere!” 37 New arrival 108 Electron-tube
composer 106 Auth. unknown 38 End of “deline”? element
56 One of the few 107 Sax man Gordon, 39 Jean de Florette 109 Top-of-the-line
places familiarly author 110 Garcia or Griffith
where they still 109 Asta and Benji, 41 With 42 Down, 111 Eye part or flower
play for example? Orson Welles’s 112 Aqua or motor
music during an 114 Footsteps before birthplace ending
inquest? firing 42 See 41 Down 113 U.S.
60 Criticism 116 My Cousin Vinny 43 A string 114 Denver daily
61 H. Ross ran as star 44 P.O. piece 115 Fine kettle of fish
one 117 Product that failed 45 With “2,” the 116 With 47 Down, a
63 Genesis land not just because circumference civic-minded soul
64 Castaway’s it was hard to 47 See 116 Down 118 Rock material
sighting apply but because 48 TV band 119 Caterwauling
sheep already 52 Cold ___
smell great to 55 Dodge
other sheep?
120 Segmented
121 Capital of South
122 Literary Leon
123 Weed need

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Much food for thought over teen’s ultra-strict diet

BY CAROLYN HAX there a tactful way of telling him even when he’s with
Washington Post
Dear Carolyn,
I am about to marry a man – Single in the City
with a wonderful, smart, kind
13-year-old daughter. She is a Dear ‘Single in the City’:
strict vegan because her mother
became one in the last year. Al- It’s a pretty sure bet that you’ve already “told”
though it’s presented to her as a “choice” by her mother,
it’s not much of one. The mother doesn’t allow any him, through looks, attentiveness, touch. Forgetting
nonvegan foods.
I’m a lifelong vegetarian myself, but I intensely we’re all just animals doesn’t mean we stop acting
disagree with this diet. His daughter readily admits
that she likes eating things like cheeses and cakes but like them. Of course, I can’t promise he “heard” you.
insists on restricting herself, even when she’s at her
father’s house and away from her mother. On the rare The right time to use words to express your feelings
instances she decides to bend from her diet, she calls
her mother beforehand to ask if it’s okay. I believe she is when he’s not attached. Imagine being committed to
might be developing food-control issues.
I’ve tried talking to her about it, but she is very sen- this guy. Now imagine he’s out on his own, at the gym,
sitive and defensive about the issue. How do my fi-
ancé and I deal with this? at work, normal stuff. Now imagine he’s being briefed
– Austin
by some random other woman about his options. Now
Dear Austin:
By not becoming yet another foil in her quest for imagine she’s tempting. Even if he declines her offer,
control. You’ve made your case for cheese, and it
didn’t work. At this point, the more you resist her, you won’t think too kindly of her or her tactics.
the more resistance she will have to summon to op-
pose you; you become part of the problem. People in good relationships certainly don’t feel
Instead, become her ally in healthy eating. Have
pressured to watch their backs, no matter how many

people are queuing up to replace them. However, it’s

a matter of common decency for others not to start

your fiancé talk to his daughter’s pediatrician about queuing up in the first place.
her nutritional needs, stock the house with vegan
foods, practice some recipes. When she consistently There is an exception, which role-playing also
leaves your home both well fed and gently support-
ed, she’ll walk away with a subtle education on hav- reveals: Would you want to be married to someone
ing a healthy worldview as well.
who was secretly aching for his ex, his near-miss or
Dear Carolyn,
How acceptable and effective is it to tell a man best friend? If you’re that near-miss or best friend,
with a girlfriend that I have feelings for him? I don’t
want to be his other lover; I want him to call me when then you need to speak up at any point you devel-
he is available.
Is the right time only when he’s not attached, or is op romantic feelings for someone who has always

had feelings for you. Maybe not after he’s legally

enmeshed with someone else – there is still a point

where decency has the last word – but certainly at

any point up to houses, kids or “I do.”

(Carolyn Hax is on leave. This column originally ran

Aug. 20, 2008.) 

The value of being sweet


The TSA lady at Nashville airport said, “Thank you, there was money here. The city prospered during the war, said” and they’re like “What?” if I am like “That sounds so
sweetheart” as she handed back my ticket and driver’s even boomed, thanks to good rail and river transportation. stupid.” I despair of those who get their news from Twitter.
license — which sort of amazed me. Up north where I’m When it fell to the Union Army in December 1864, life went
from, a woman would not say that to a strange man un- on as before, the businessmen simply switched accounts. But I keep my mouth shut. As it says in Ecclesiastes,
less at gunpoint and then only reluctantly. It made me It was a city unwilling to die for a lost cause, preferring to there is a time to keep silence and a time to speak. We kept
feel good. It is very seldom that a federal officer expresses adapt and move on. our lips zipped. Clay Day will be about reconciliation, but-
affection to me. I’m sure the TSA did not train her to do tercup. Anger is poison. Meet hostility with courtesy. Don’t
that but her upbringing won out over indoctrination. Her There ought to be a national holiday when we celebrate spit into the wind. We’ve got to live with each other, angel
mother told her to Be Sweet and she was. the willingness to back down, compromise, tolerate differ- cakes. Be sweet
ence, get along, hush your mouth, be sweet. Not saying it
Not to make too much of a nicety, but Nashville is a should be Jan. 14, Benedict Arnold’s birthday, but maybe Garrison Keillor, longtime host of “A Prairie Home Com-
welcoming city where hospitality is palpable, and may- April 12, in honor of Henry Clay, the man who agitated for panion,” writes a column for the Washington Post.
be economists can’t measure sweetness but I say it’s one the War of 1812 and then negotiated the peace, the man
reason the economy there is booming: new construction who worked out a compromise between slave states and
everywhere you look, jobs are growing faster than popu- free and died when the nation needed him most, before
lation. Warmth is a factor: Outsiders don’t feel there are all the Civil War. Clay Day would honor the art of negotiation,
sorts of passwords and secret handshakes to learn before recognize that as human beings we have feet of clay, and
you’re accepted. If not for the wretched humidity, even I honor the clay that goes into making bricks which are so
could be happy there. much better for building than rocks. I’ve been in stone
houses. People who live in stone houses long for glass.
Not to make even more of it, but let me point out that
Tennessee joined the Confederacy reluctantly, the last I grew up among hardshell fundamentalists who held to
state aboard, and Nashville was a divided city through the revealed Scriptural truth, every jot and tittle, and tolerat-
war, with Union sympathizers, Confederate draft dodg- ed no deviation, so don’t tell me about principle, I’ve been
ers, escaped slaves, northern businessmen, moving freely there, I saw the wreckage. Now I go to a church where we
about, mingling, making their arrangements. recite the Nicene Creed but look around the sanctuary and
you’ll see some lips aren’t moving. That’s quite all right.
Talk about diversity -- elsewhere men were slaughtering
each other on blood-soaked fields and those in this city I have moments of principle. I disapprove of wearing
were avoiding the subject, sticking to business, wheeling baseball caps backward if you are older than 11, of big
and dealing, biting their tongues. They came because tattoos, of people who are like “he was like” instead of “he

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How SJP’s ‘Divorce’ wardrobe is a split from Carrie Bradshaw

BY EMMA SPEDDING entire wardrobe is vintage, because
there was a conscious effort not to do
The Telegraph fashion brands, but we made it look
very contemporary and modern. She
Even though the TV series “Sex and isn’t brand conscious – she’s a classic
the City” ended 12 years ago, the hys- woman, with two kids, she works, she
teria surrounding the franchise shows has to commute in New York in the el-
no sign of dying down. So when it was ements – it has to tick all those boxes
announced that Sarah Jessica Park- so we did things that felt real to that.”
er was fronting “Divorce” – another
HBO TV series set in New York – com- While there are a few designer la-
parisons to the seminal noughties TV bels in the mix – Parker’s handbags
show came thick and fast. are vintage Coach, she wears some
Ungaro dresses, an Armani trench
Aware of this, SJP and costume and Hermes trousers – all of the vin-
director Arjun Bhasin were careful tage had to be customized to make it
to make sure that the clothes in Sky work on screen. “We tweaked them
Atlantic’s “Divorce” looked nothing to make them look more modern so
like Carrie Bradshaw’s – or Sarah it doesn’t look like she’s in a period
Jessica’s, for that matter. “Sarah Jes- film,” explains the costume designer.
sica was a part of hiring me for the “You have to restore them, alter them
TV show and I think what she liked and fix them – we would change
was I reacted to the character and sleeves and collars, cut them down
the script, rather than her,” Bhasin and add fabrics and line them. There
says. “What we wanted to do with the was a lot of work that went into mak-
character was something completely ing them durable and workable for a
new. It becomes tricky for an actor contemporary situation.”
when they become synonymous with
a character because they can’t break But don’t expect a new outfit each
out and do something else, so it was episode. “She’s going through a di-
nice to restart the whole process from
scratch and not keep that in the back CONTINUED ON PAGE 36
of your mind.”

It helps, of course, that in “Divorce”
Frances Parker is a mother of two go-
ing through a difficult break-up, bat-
tling through New York’s brutal win-
ter to get to work on the commuter
train and home again with enough
takeaway to pacify her unhappy chil-
dren. Hardly a place for Carrie Brad-
shaw’s stilettos and attention-seek-
ing outfits.

“It is a completely different show
with a different mood,” explains Bha-
sin. “The character is much older and
has a different set of problems, a very
different economic bracket and is in
a different mental space, so it had to
be different. If it’s a parade of fashion
there needs to be a reason why; why
would a woman going through a di-
vorce in upstate New York want to be a
fashion show? It goes against the grain
of what the story is about. But you do
try consciously to stay away from
things that seem like obvious choices
and make new choices that are bold
and interesting.”

So while Carrie Bradshaw’s aes-
thetic was all about cult, must-have
labels, in “Divorce” Parker wears al-
most exclusively vintage. “There was
something about this show that felt
nostalgic of a time, so we used a lot of
vintage clothing and went back and
used a lot of pieces from the ’40s and
’50s as bases to construct this char-
acter,” explains Bhasin. “Almost her

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vorce, she has kids, she’s not shop- about the films of the late ’70s and
ping every day and so we played with talked about the style of women in the
putting different pieces together and late ’ 70s and some other actors came
making a story,” he explains. “You’ll into the forefront,” explains Bhasin.
see her all dressed up, but she is still “I always love films like ‘Kramer vs.
wearing the same old coat she wore Kramer,’ ‘American Gigolo’ and some
the day before to go to work, but she’s of the Woody Allen films in the ’70s
paired it with a nicer dress. There is set in New York. Those became the
a certain seriousness to New York in foundations of research, but there
the winter and the repeating of the were also other iconic style moments I
coat becomes a symbol of that every looked at, such as Katherine Hepburn
day and mundane.” and Charlotte Rampling, and so we
tried to build the character of Frances
There’s other symbolism to Sarah around those people. It’s classic, el-
Jessica’s outfits, too. Arjun Bhasin also egant and chic, but it’s not ‘fashion.’ It
used costumes to show just how much feels old worldy.” 
Frances and Robert have grown apart.
“Different people react to crisis situa-
tions in different ways, and with Fran-
ces it was very much that she wanted
to wake up every morning and keep it
together. There was a sense she want-
ed to be neat and put together.”

Her husband, meanwhile, is scruffy,
which shows how much they have dis-
tanced. “I wanted there to be a sense
that he has had a past also, but it has
collapsed,” explains Bhasin. “He was
possibly a suit-wearing person at one
point and has now given all that up
and is a plaid shirt guy. He can’t really
get it together so he starts throwing
a tie on over flannel shirts, his suits
are never quite right and he wears his
construction boots with everything.
He has let go of himself, and so visu-
ally they don’t go together. But you
can imagine a time when they did, so
you feel like this is something that was
a thing and has collapsed.”

As for the inspiration for Parker’s
wardrobe, “We were very excited

Brevard’s South Barrier Island Newsweekly Style Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 37

Iris Apfel proves that a statement color can work at any age

The former interior designer’s style was the
subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan
Museum’s Costume Institute in 2005, which
turned out to be an unexpected smash. The

institute’s curator, Harold Korda, said of
Apfel: “She probably has one of the two most
important couture costume jewelry collection

in the United States.”
The documentary, Iris, is
described as portraying
“a singular woman whose

enthusiasm for fashion, art and
people are life’s sustenance and
reminds up that dressing, and

indeed life, is nothing but an

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& Casual Dining

In search of the traditional tastes of Cuba


With regular flights to Havana from shrimp. A delicious start. My husband’s mojo-marinated Palmas on the north side of Sebastian.
South Florida set to start in mid-De- Then for entrées, I went for the Ca- pork was very tender and tasty – Cu- Either way, buen apetito!
cember for as little as $150 roundtrip, bans really make great lechon asado. I welcome your comments, and en-
it is only a matter of time until foodies marones Enchilados ($16) and my And my seafood platter was outstand-
begin returning from this nearby is- husband opted for the Chuletas Fri- ing – beautiful scallops and a perfect- courage you to send feedback to me at
land with tales of new approaches to tas ($14). My camarones were jum- ly cooked fresh snapper filet served [email protected] .
traditional Cuban cuisine. bo shrimp sautéed in a spicy creole with mojo sauce topped with onions.
sauce. Excellent. But my husband’s Perfection. The reviewer dines anonymously
But in the meantime, where can grilled pork chops rubbed with Cu- at restaurants at the expense of Vero
you go around here for a deep immer- ban spices were dry and tough. For dessert at both restaurants, we Beach 32963. 
sion into authentic Cuban food? tried the flan. A close vote here for the
“That’s how they always are,” our creamier flan at Las Palmas. Cuban Island
The Wave Kitchen at Gloria Es- server said, and suggested my husband
tefan’s Costa d’Este in Vero offers a switch to the oven-roasted pork in- At Cuban Island, we also very much Hours: 11 am to 2 pm,
small sampling of the singer’s “favor- stead. This proved an excellent recom- enjoyed the stylings of a Cuban gui- 5 pm to 10 pm daily
ites” from the island where she was mendation, as the roast pork turned out tarist on the Saturday night we visit-
born, but most of the hotel’s menu to be everything the pork chops weren’t ed. Las Palmas also has live music on Beverages: Full bar
consists of American classics. – juicy, tender and extremely flavorful. Fridays and Saturdays.
The fact is there aren’t many good But of the two restaurants, our vote Overall, we would give a nod for fine 2190 N A1A,
Cuban restaurants in this area. But would go to Cuban Island – a quite dining to Cuban Island – and a big nod Indialantic, FL
two options worth trying, which are small, stylish eatery where we were en- to Cuban Island for service. It is a rela-
a much shorter drive than the trek to thusiastically greeted, and immediate- tively short drive (figure 15 to 20 min- Phone: 321-241-4886
Miami, are Las Palmas Cuban Res- ly shown to the table being held for us. utes from Melbourne Beach).
taurant, set back from the highway in
a strip mall in Sebastian, and Cuban We quickly ordered red wine san- But if you are up for a longer drive,
Island in Indialantic, highlighted by a gria, which came to the table adorned you can get good Cuban food in a
bright red ’50s Chevy out front. with citrus slices. It was one of the best somewhat more casual setting at Las
renditions of this refreshing drink I
Both restaurants can be crowded, have ever tasted (much better than the
but both accept reservations. too-sweet version at Las Palmas).

Las Palmas, the larger of the two, For a starter on this evening, we de-
is cheery and colorful, though a bit cided to share the Ejemplares de Cuba
shabby. It has a reputation for indif- ($12) – a sampler that let us try empa-
ferent service, and on our recent visit, nadas, two croquettes, fried yucca,
a surly hostess slapped plastic menus ropa vieja and picadillo. All were quite
down on the table and nobody else tasty, but I would give a slight edge on
dropped by for the next 10 minutes.
the ropa vieja to Las Palmas.
But the food here is surprisingly good Then for entrées at Cuban
– and in fairness, our server, when one Island, I ordered the grilled
finally appeared, was very helpful. For seafood platter ($26) and
an appetizer, my husband and I shared my husband chose the
an order of Tostones Rellenos ($12) – 2 lechon asado ($15). Both
fried green plantain cups filled with were served with rice, black

ropa vieja (shredded beef), and beans, a tostone and a maduro.
2 plantain cups filled
with garlic

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& Casual Dining


40 Melbourne Beach 32951 | November 10, 2016 Brevard’s South Beach Newsweekly ™


ONGOING ter Naturalist Jay Barnhart. 321-723-3556 night to benefit the Brevard Heart Foundation, music, auction and keynote speaker to benefit Ma-
with dinner and cocktails, casino games and Tex- rine Resources Council. $25. 321-978-8862
Surfside Playhouse, Cocoa Beach – The Pro- 12 Inaugural Downtown Melbourne as Hold ‘em. $100.
ducers thru Nov. 20. Food & Wine Festival, 5:30 to 10 p.m. 2 Holiday Ball Swingtime Dance with 19 Brevard Symphony Orchestra pres- 18-member Melbourne Swingtime Jazz
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at FIT - ents Russian Masters, 8 p.m. at King Band, 7 p.m. at Melbourne Auditorium. $7 -
Transformers: Re-contextualizing Our Material 12 Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park Center for the Performing Arts, showcasing $10. 321-724-0555.
Culture exhibit thru Dec. 17. 321-674-8313 Night Sounds concert series features pianist Terrence Wilson performing Rach-
Tumbleweed, 7 p.m. at park’s Coconut Point pa- maninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. brevardsym- 2 Space Coast Symphony and Aaron Collins
Foosaner Art Museum – Radiant Messenger: vilions. Standard park entry fee. 321-984-4852 lead Central Florida’s Messiah Sing Along,
Drawings by China Marks exhibit, thru Jan. 7. 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Com-
321-674-8916 13 Celebrate the Season Under the Sea, 19|20 ArtWorks of Eau Gal- munity in Melbourne.
1 p.m. at Barrier Island Center, with a lie Fine Arts Festival, 10
EGAD First Friday in Eau Gallie Arts District on High- lesson on thematic sea creatures before deco- a.m. to 5 p.m. around Highland Avenue, with 2 Melbourne Chamber Music Society pres-
land Ave., 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first Friday. Free. rating a marine life plaster. $7. 321-723-3556 80-plus artists working en plein air, live mu- ents St. Lawrence String Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
sic, food vendors and simultaneous events at at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Indial-
Melbourne Main Street’s Friday Fest, 6 to 10 13 Protect our Waters Fundraiser, 2 to Foosaner Art Museum and local galleries. Free. antic.
p.m. every second Friday. Free. 6 p.m. at Melbourne’s Front Street
Civic Center, with tropical drinks and cuisine, 2-18 Henegar Center for the Arts in
Science Cafés hosted by Brevard Zoo and auctions, live music and performances by Bre- 20 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Melbourne presents A Christ-
Florida Institute of Technology, every second vard Hawaiian Dancers to benefit Anglers for presents Ralph Vaughan Williams’ mas Story: The Musical.
Wednesday thru June at Duran Golf Club’s Conservation. $50. Sinfonia Antarctica, 3 p.m. at Scott Center for
Tradewinds Restaurant, Melbourne. Free. Performing Arts in Melbourne. spacecoast- 2-24 Melbourne Civic Theatre pres-
13 Space Coast Jazz Society presents Ron ents A Tuna Christmas (week-
NOVEMBER D’Ambrosi Quartet, 2 p.m. at Cocoa Beach ends including Dec. 23).
Country Club. $10 - $15. 20 To Jan. 1 - Space Coast Lightfest fea-
10-13 Native Rhythms Festival at turing 2.7 million holiday lights, 6:30 3 Ocean Reef Beach Festival, 10 a.m. to
Wickham Park, Melbourne 18 Free Movie in the Park, Finding Dory, to 10 p.m. nightly at Wickham Park in Mel- 5 p.m. at Pelican Beach Park in Satellite
hosted by Indian River Flute Circle and Native 7:30 p.m. at Wickham Park hosted bourne: Nov. 20 5K Run and Grand Lighting Beach, with Chowder Cook-off, art vendors,
Heritage Gathering, honoring the culture of by Brevard County Parks and Recreation; food Ceremony; weekend Carriage Rides (reserva- marine education, live music, food and bever-
Native Americans through music, arts, culture trucks at 5:30 p.m. tions required, 321-917-8752); Hay Rides every ages, and children’s activities. Free. oceanreef-
and crafts. Free. Thursday and Friday; Dec. 3 & 4 Stroll Through
18 To December 4 - Historic Cocoa Vil- the Lights (no cars); Jan 1 - Say Good Bye to the
10-13 Symphony Holiday House lage Playhouse presents the musical, Lights Stroll (no cars). Details/ tickets at Space- 3 Barrier Island Center Dune-to-Lagoon
at The Seabreeze in Vierra, Meet Me in St. Louis. 321-636-5050 Guided Hike, 1 p.m. with Master Natural-
a tour of Joyal Home decorated in holiday spen- ist Jay Barnhart. 321-723-3556
dor, plus Holiday Gift Shoppe, Thurs. to Sat. 10 19 12th annual Golf Fundraiser to ben- 23 Dune-to-Lagoon Guided Hike, 10 a.m.
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. hosted by Bre- efit the Melbourne Beach Volunteer from Maritime Hammock Sanctuary 3 The Nutcracker, presented by Space Coast
vard Symphony Orchestra South Guild to ben- Fire Dept., 8 a.m. shotgun start at Spessard with naturalist John Boltz. 321-723-3556 Ballet Company, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at King
efit BSO. $15. 321-626-8767 Holland Golf Course followed by awards lunch. Center for the Performing Arts. 321-242-2219
$50 registration. 321-288-5507 30 Learn about early days of Melbourne
11 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Beach and Indialantic from historian 7|8 Melbourne Community Orches-
presents Honoring Our Heroes: A 19 Restore Our Shore, 9 a.m. at Ryckman Frank Thomas, 1:30 p.m. at Barrier Island Cen- tra Holiday Celebration Concert,
Big Band Tribute honoring the Armed Forces, Park, a joint project with Surfrider ter. 321-723-3556 7:30 p.m. at Melbourne Auditorium. Free.
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thew. 321-723-3556 8 Tree Lighting at Melbourne Beach Town
11 Melbourne Chamber Music Society 1 Seahawks Dancing Under the Stars, 7 Hall. Time TBD. 321-724-5860.
presents the ATOS Piano Trio, 7:30 19 Space Coast Home Show and Active p.m. at Satellite Beach Civic Center, with
p.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church in In- Living, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Viera Re- auction, food, beverages and entertainment to 10 Melbourne Beach Christmas Parade
dialantic. gional Community Center, showcasing goods benefit SouthBeach Seahawks Youth Football presented by Melbourne Beach Fire
and services for home improvement, health and Cheer Association. $15. Department. Time TBD. 321-724-5860.
12 Barrier Island Center Dune-to-La- care and active living. Free.
goon Guided Hike, 1 p.m. with Mas- 2 Margaritas for Mangroves, 6:30 p.m. at Mel- 10 Harbor City Harmonizers presents
19 Casino Royale, 6:30 p.m. at Eau Gal- bourne BMW, with tapas and margaritas, live Sounds of the Season XIII, with The
lie Yacht Club, a Bond-themed casino Platinum Show Chorus, 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trin-
ity Episcopal Academy. $15. 321-6266726

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8360 South A1A in Melbourne Beach: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3,345-square-foot pool home
offered for $995,000 by William Taylor, 321-795-5162, of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty

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Whimsical pool home makes a splash on Pepper Cove



Located just a few miles from Se-
bastian Inlet, the three-story river-
front pool home on Pepper Cove is
uniquely designed to accommodate
varying lifestyles, providing a nice
flexibility for needs that may change
over time.

The home’s exterior is an inviting
mix of colors and texture – the blue-
gray siding is in appealing contrast
to the light-colored roof, window
frames and steps; the reddish front
door and dark brown garage door
provide additional points of visual in-
terest. There’s also a house-spanning
covered porch. The overall effect is
one of whimsy, combined with fine

The design flexibility is on full dis-
play on the first floor – a huge (33-by-
23) space that can serve as an in-law
suite, a family or game room, or a home
theater (there’s Bose surround-sound
speakers along with a drop-down
screen and projector). The outside
door leading to this space has a fetch-
ing stained-glass insert, colorfully de-
picting turtles at play. The travertine
floors are beautiful, and well-suited to
whatever role this large expanse may
play in family life. There’s a full bath
on this floor, complete with a stone-
accented air-jet tub.

Behind French doors is the air-con-
ditioned 2-car garage; its epoxy-fin-
ished floors are both attractive and
durable. There is plenty of built-in
storage here, and there’s an adjoining
room that’s currently used as a work-
out space. For those less inclined to
partake in at-home exercise, it could
be used for arts or crafts, or simply for
additional storage.

The main living space is on the sec-
ond floor. The formal dining room, to
the right of the front door, is a good
size at 11-by-13 and has finished trav-
ertine floors (for an elegant high-gloss
look), and a handsome rustic-style
chandelier. From here, the updated
kitchen is only a few steps away, with
its hardwood floors, stainless steel
appliances, semi-circle island outfit-
ted with a gas cooktop and grill, plen-
tiful custom cabinetry, and high-hat
lighting. The tile backsplash is an ap-
pealing shade of fern green and adds
a pop of color. A large cabinet for the
storage of wine (and display of wine
glasses) perfectly summarizes the
kitchen’s mix of eye-pleasing esthet-
ics and high function.

Flowing directly from the kitchen is
the 18-by-21 living room, with stun-

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ning views of the large backyard and the living room, and sharing the liv- Coast has recently experienced! bedroom steps out to a boardwalk-
tranquil Pepper Cove. The sleek cor- ing room’s remarkable view, is a tiled The 12-by-20 master bedroom and type balcony facing the cove; a no-
ner gas fireplace (made of stylishly- porch with “Hardie plank” siding; it table feature is the powder-coated
speckled black marble) and the long closely resembles wood siding, but en suite bath is on the second floor; aluminum railing, which is designed
vertical windows give this room a de- because it is made with concrete fi- the bathroom has a long granite van- to not peel, crack or rust.
cidedly modern feel. bers, it’s highly-resistant to the ele- ity with two sinks, the same type of
ments, many of which the Treasure travertine flooring seen on the first A half-bath – with a winsome and
Adjacent to both the kitchen and floor, and a large walk-in closet. The

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard Island: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3

The week before the elections saw a continued pickup in real estate activity in the two South Brevard
island zip codes, 32951 and 32903, with 15 transactions recorded.

The top sale in Melbourne Beach was of an oceanfront home with a river view from the top floor. The
property at 6105 South Highway A1A was placed on the market Sept. 7 with an asking price of $1.6 million.
The transaction closed Nov. 3 for $1.5 million.

The seller in the transaction was represented by Sandra Sheibani of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. The
purchaser was represented by Salvador Aleguas, also of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s.



$325,000 $325,000
VILLAGE OF TRAMORE 179 TRAMORE PL 9/12/2016 $1,300,000 $325,000 11/2/2016 $925,000
RIVER OAKS AT AQUARI 290 HAMMOCK SHORE DR 3/22/2016 $707,000 $1,100,000 11/1/2016 $527,000
$259,900 $240,000
ISLAND SHORES OF MEL 400 MAGNOLIA AVE 4/4/2016 $359,000 $555,000 10/31/2016 $265,000
$510,000 $410,000
LANDINGS MLBRN P2 242 SEAVIEW ST 1/27/2015 $259,900 10/30/2016

ROMAC SUBD 308 SURF RD 7/12/2016 $299,000 10/27/2016

SUNNYLAND BEACH S5 51 MOHICAN WAY 4/21/2016 $459,000 10/27/2016


PART OF GOVT LOT 5 A 2443 CARRIGE 1 CT 9/5/2016 $225,000 $219,500 11/2/2016 $210,000
INDIALANTIC HGHTS 2A 229 CHALET AVE 9/20/2016 $274,900 $274,900 11/1/2016 $265,000
1 AC AS DES IN DB 74 121 TAMPA AVE 9/25/2016 $309,000 $309,000 11/1/2016 $299,000
NORTH INDIALANTIC BY 101 NIEMIRA 2-C AVE 8/14/2016 $259,000 $249,000 10/30/2016 $224,000
CORAL PALM CONDO 2875 HIGHWAY A1A 203 9/5/2016 $599,000 $599,000 10/30/2016 $500,000
INDIALANTIC SEC D 1505 MIRAMAR AVE 12/5/2015 $1,075,000 $1,025,000 10/30/2016 $975,000
SANCTUARY II PHASE T 243 PEREGRINE DR 9/5/2016 $409,500 $409,500 10/30/2016 $390,000
RIVER SHORES 1ST ADD 1924 SHORE VIEW DR 8/11/2015 $490,000 $444,900 10/27/2016 $440,000

How to make your old condo building more eco-friendly

Washington Post

Condos produce some of the high-
est levels of carbon dioxide emissions
in the United States each year, ex-
perts say.

Of course, constructing a build-
ing using sustainable energy sources
is probably the most sensible way to
reduce a carbon footprint. But what
do you do if you’re in an old building
with antiquated infrastructure?

Some condo associations are intro-
ducing eco-friendly features as they
retrofit their older buildings.

With every capital expenditure, as-
sociation members at Van Ness East, a
Northwest Washington condo build-
ing constructed in 1964, consider
ways to incorporate environmentally
friendly options. They started with
a roof garden a decade ago and have
since added solar panels to supple-
ment hot water heating and perme-
able pavers to help reduce water run-

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach S5, Address: 51 Mohican Way Subdivision: Island Shores Of Mel, Address: 400 Magnolia Ave

Listing Date: 4/22/2016 Listing Date: 4/5/2016
Original Price: $510,000 Original Price: $707,000
Recent Price: $459,000 Recent Price: $555,000
Sold: 10/28/2016 Sold: 11/1/2016
Selling Price: $410,000 Selling Price: $527,000
Listing Agent: Patricia J Halpin Listing Agent: JoAnne Infurna

Selling Agent: Salt Water Realty of Brevard Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen R.E. Brevard

Patricia J Halpin Susan C. Thorne

Salt Water Realty of Brevard RE/MAX Olympic Realty

Subdivision: River Oaks At Aquari, Address: 290 Hammock Shore Dr Subdivision: Village Of Tramore, Address: 179 Tramore Pl

Listing Date: 3/23/2016 Listing Date: 9/13/2016
Original Price: $1,300,000 Original Price: $325,000
Recent Price: $1,100,000 Recent Price: $325,000
Sold: 11/2/2016 Sold: 11/3/2016
Selling Price: $925,000 Selling Price: $325,000
Listing Agent: Denise A Bridge Listing Agent: Sarah Munkacsy

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Laurie J Watkins Vicci Vaughn

BHHS Florida Realty National Realty of Brevard

off and allow for natural drainage. D.C.-based energy firm that custom- ington on Embassy Row near Du- ton are required to submit an annual
“This community has had a com- izes energy savings plans for busi- pont Circle, say they feel that the report to the D.C. Department of En-
nesses and buildings. installation of solar power at their vironment regarding their energy
mitment to sustainability and reduc- building has provided benefits be- use, Thomason said.
ing our carbon footprint for a long “Nextility is an investor that covers yond cost savings.
time,” said Patricia Russo, president the upfront cost of installing the solar “It’s just a matter of time before the
of the Van Ness East Condo Associa- panels,” Richter said. “In exchange, “This is ultimately what you want D.C. government uses this informa-
tion board. “We continue to look for tion to create new regulations,” Thom-
more ways to make an impact.” the building receives clean thermal in a building,” said Robert Thoma- ason said. “The government has to get
energy at a discount.” son, treasurer of the Boston House serious about climate change. They
“I am going to age in place here, condo association. “We are serious know it. Anything that a building can
and I want to live in a sustainable “It has been a contributing factor to about keeping HOA fees down and do to start preparing is wise.”
building,” Russo added. a future declining rate of increases in getting ahead of the curve for any en-
the HOA fees,” Russo said about the ergy or carbon emission regulations According to the U.S. Green Build-
Harry Richter, president of High solar panels at Van Ness East. coming up.” ing Council, commercial and resi-
Rise Consulting and general manager dential buildings account for more
of a nearly 60-year-old condo, said his Officials at Boston House, a 1950s Residential buildings in Washing- than 39 percent of the carbon dioxide
building “has reduced greenhouse condo building in Northwest Wash- emissions in the United States each
gas emissions equivalent to 4,669 gal- year. Other statistics show that build-
lons of gasoline consumed or 44,277 ings account for almost half of carbon
pounds of coal burned or 96 barrels of dioxide emissions.
oil consumed.”
Most of these emissions come
Richter said he began his efforts from the combustion of fossil fu-
to reduce the carbon footprint by els to provide heating, cooling and
conducting an energy survey of the lighting, as well as appliances and
building in 2010. electrical equipment.

Some of his energy efficiency im- Boston House is discussing the
provements include replacing older replacement of old chillers that are
laundry machines with highly effi- used for air conditioning. As part of
cient models, installing solar thermal this capital expenditure, the asso-
panels on the roof and swapping out ciation is considering ways to incor-
inefficient lightbulbs for energy sav- porate energy efficiency and envi-
ing bulbs. ronmental impact into the updated
“Some residents initially had con-
cerns,” Richter said. “What will it look “We are happy to save money,”
like? How much will it cost? That has Thomason said. “But that is not why
completely gone away.” we are doing it. We want to be a good
example to our peer group.” 
To avoid upfront costs for a build-
ing, Richter partners with Nextility, a

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space-saving pedestal sink – rounds form pool with a stone deck and ogy,” a blend of pebbles and spe- Adjacent to the pool is an outside
out the second floor. rock waterfall. The bottom of the cially-formulated cement that, fit- area, home to a summer kitchen
pool and its steps are finished with tingly, evokes the natural brilliance with tiled countertops, a gas grill and
Wide, hardwood stairs take us to the much-desired “Pebble Technol- of riverbeds. range, a sink and a beverage chiller.
the third floor, with three bedrooms The pebbled ground (a nice carry-
and a full bath. One of the bedrooms, VITAL STATISTICS through from the pool) is accented
once inhabited by the current owner’s 8360 SOUTH A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH by round, starfish-design steps which
student son, has a long built-in desk, lead to another stained-glass accent-
making this room perfectly suited Year Built: 1990 ed door, through which is the garage
to be used as an office, if so desired. Construction: Combination: concrete poured, wood frame and the rest of the sprawling first
There’s a nice-sized balcony acces- floor. The summer kitchen area can
sible from one of the other bedrooms, Lot Size: 1.14 acres be closed off from the afternoon sun
with short-on-fuss, long-on-duration Home Size: 3,345 square feet by light-colored but substantial full-
composite decking. length curtains.
Bedrooms: 4
Throughout the home are high-im- Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half In a boon to those who want to
pact Andersen windows and doors; Furniture: Negotiable relish peace and privacy for years to
the windows have polarized glass to Additional Features: Metal roof (under warranty) with heavy-duty alu- come, the land to the south of the
prevent sunlight from fading the fur- minum vents and wooden stained soffits, glass panels in outside railings, home is protected, with its preserva-
nishings. Through these windows, glass block enclosed outside shower, garage door opener, large propane tion monitored by Brevard County’s
the ocean can be spotted from both tank for gas appliances, central vacuum system, ceiling fans Environmentally Endangered Lands
the second and third floors. Listing Agency: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty (EEL) program.
Listing Agent: William Taylor 321-795-5162
We’ve talked about the gorgeous This unique and spacious home, in
view, and now we need to spend a List Price: $995,000 its nature-soaked setting, is offered
few minutes outside. The house sits by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Interna-
on a lot of over an acre; the center- tional Realty for $995,000. 
piece is a far-from-ordinary free-





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