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Promoting tree planting

A3 A8 B13... in ‘branches’ of government
Donut shop vandalized Get lost in space

Brazen bandit smashes, dashes ‘The Planets’ will mesmerize

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 15 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

Stolen valor suspect awarded himself top U.S. military medals

EDWARD LIROFF BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent itary,” officer Joseph Byrne said at veterans preferences for hiring, and look it over, too. One thing immedi-
a small press conference the police the DD214 was eye-catching for sev- ately caught Teegardin’s attention.
Port St. Lucie police say it wasn’t department posted video of on its eral reasons. Mike Lubek at the city’s The discharge papers listed Liroff’s
enough for Edward Liroff to claim he Facebook page. “Everything about neighborhood services contacted date of birth in 1972, and his date of
served in the Army when he hadn’t. him is fraudulent.” Byrne, who’s a military veteran, to entry into the Army in 1988.
Cops say the accused valor-stealer look it over.
went all out and gave himself some Police arrested the 46-year-old on “He’d gone in at 16 years old, and
of the most respected military med- April 3 for giving the city a fraudu- Wayne Teegardin, who manages that doesn’t happen,” Teegardin
als for heroism while he was at it. lent military discharge form known the county’s veteran services, said said. What grabbed his attention
as a DD214 in March. The city has Port St. Lucie police asked him to
“He never served a day in the mil- CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

ANTICIPATION FOR CHANGE OF COURSE: SALE OF
‘THE CLUB’ BUILDS ST. LUCIE TRAIL COMPLETED
WITHIN LAKEPARK
Droning on and on ... BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN It’s no longer “Fore” sale. Cashmere Boulevard between
CGI St. Lucie has purchased Heatherwood and St. Lucie West
Construction in Minto’s Hakeem Wint pilots a drone through an obstacle course during the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, boulevards.
LakePark at Tradition is well un- the second annual Air, Sea & Land Robotics Challenge last 951 SW Country Club Drive,
derway, giving the developer Saturday at Treasure Coast High School.  at Country Club Estates in St. “They’ve agreed to buy from us
enough breathing room to get Lucie West. The company also the clubhouse, pool, tennis courts
started on The Club – the “hub” owns The Evergreen Club in and 15 acres of the golf course,”
of the community featuring re- Palm City. DeShazo said.
sort-style recreation. “We closed it a week ago,
March 30,” partner Tom De- The district and CGI said any
The state-of-the-art fitness Shazo said in a telephone in-
center will be matched with a re- terview. CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
sort-style swimming pool and spa PGA put the facility up for
surrounded with shaded cabanas. sale last year. The St. Lucie
West Services District was
A covered terrace will provide among the early lookers. PGA
outdoor seating and barbecue hesitated to sell the club out-
grills, and a special events lawn right to the district. The dis-
will be the place to be when activ- trict put plans to build a new
ities are planned. permanent office on Utilities
Drive on hold as it looked into
LakePark is called a buying all or part of the St. Lucie
55-and-better (not older) com- Trail property instead.
munity for a reason. “It’s done CGI St. Lucie is talking with the
very well,” Minto Vice President services district to purchase part
of Communities Steve Svopa said of the St. Lucie Trail property, in-
of the development, later adding cluding the 22,000-square-foot
that he, himself, is nearing his clubhouse and area for creating
55th birthday. “I’m almost there. water-management projects that
It better be better!” would help reduce flooding along

LakePark is the companion
neighborhood to TownPark at

CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

IN THIS ISSUE House of the week:
Finest of Florida living
LOCAL NEWS A1-A13 in Greenbrier. Page 21

HEALTH A14-A19 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15

OBITUARIES A9 PETS B14

GAMES B16-B18 REAL ESTATE A21-A32

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‘Branches’ of government: City promotes tree planting

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ment. Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful and Neighbor-
[email protected]
hood Services are promoting the challenge at up-
Fruit. Shade. Palm. Take your pick – the City
of Port St. Lucie wants you to plant one, or three. coming events and helping with two tree giveaways
Mayor Gregory Oravec has laid down the gauntlet:
180,000 trees before the end of the year, a tree per the city will be hosting in May and September.
resident.
The challenge also helps to keep Port St. Lucie
“I would hug a tree,” Oravec said. “Some I would
even chain myself to.” recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree

Aside from improving the ambiance of the city, City USA, a distinction it has held for 13 consecutive
scrubbing the air and providing oxygen, and provid-
ing habitat for wildlife, it comes down to the bottom years.
line: Trees save you money.
“We hope to have some fun with it,” Oravec said
“It’s a cost-effective investment in your property,”
the mayor said, explaining that shade trees, when of the challenge, explaining that Port St. Lucie will
placed correctly, can help residents curb electric
costs. Fruit trees help offset grocery bills, too. “They im- be reaching out to local landscapers and big-box
prove the bottom line.”
home improvement stores to see about getting res-
And only do they help residents’ individual pocket-
books, but also the government’s coffers. Oravec explained Planting trees at city’s idents discounts. The Chamber of Commerce and
that state and federal governments are spending billions Arbor Day celebration. other organizations also could be tapped to see
of dollars to fix Florida’s stormwater systems. Large shade about providing swag for the tree giveaways.
trees absorb as much as 60 percent of the rainfall that PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE
touches them through the leaves and roots; that rainfall The city encourages residents to opt for Florida
doesn’t collect pollution and then run off into the St. Lucie
River or the Indian River Lagoon. warns you don’t want the coconuts to conk people on the native trees including Live Oak, Red maple, Sycamore,

If you can improve your property, the air, the river, “why head. Florida Royal Palms are also a favorite. Crape Myrtle, Bald Cypress and Hollies. Evergreens, too,
wouldn’t you do that?” he asked rhetorically.
As for fruit? Orange – or any citrus. “Nothing beats, to are encouraged, and include such species as Red Cedar,
From his perspective, Live Oaks are the best shade trees.
For palms, the mayor prefers Coconut Palms – though he me, the smell” of orange blossom, Oravec said. Buttonwood, Wax Myrtle and Slash Pine.

It’s for all those reasons that the mayor has issued the “Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers

Port St. Lucie Tree Challenge, which has become a joint and committed citizens in communities like Port St. Luc-

venture among several departments to implement. ie make smart investments in urban forests,” Matt Harris,

The Information Technology department crafted a spe- chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, said in a pre-

cial webpage with an interactive map for residents to mark pared statement.

their newly planted trees. The website is www.cityofpsl. Get a Tree – Plant a Tree: May 19, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Public

com/iplant. The city also encourages residents to spread Works Building, 450 SW Thornhill Dr., Port St. Lucie. The

the word via social media using #iplant in the post. city will give away an assorted variety of 500 trees that are

Public Works and Communications are making a video native to Florida. Must be a city resident. Giveaway is limit-

to help residents determine what to look for in tree place- ed to first come, first served. 

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TEST DRIVE-A-THON: TAKE A ‘SPIN’ AND HIGH SCHOOLS WIN

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer half of a club, activity or sport, that organi- the school, not to sell cars. However, anyone Along with using the funds to help with
[email protected] zation will get $5. who does buy can choose a school to receive extracurriculars and the like, Ocampo
a $100 donation from Garber. hopes to have enough left over to spruce
Want an easy way to help the local high Sharing in the fund-raiser is expected to up the campus – whether its purchasing
school raise $10,000? Go take a ride! help increase the number of test drives. Among those planning to participate in new desks for classrooms or touching up
the test drive event on April 21 is Mayor the paint on the walls. “There’s always new
Port St. Lucie High School is hosting a test This is the fourth test drive fund-raiser for Gregory Oravec, who has encouraged the things to purchase,” he said, explaining that
drive-a-thon later this month courtesy of Garber Buick GMC, located in Fort Pierce, city’s government departments to partici- the district allocates what it can to main-
Garber Buick GMC. which started the program in 2016 with Fort pate as well. “We are doing everything we tain the school – but a fund-raiser such as
Pierce Central High. Treasure Coast High can to be active partners with the School this “speeds up the process.”
All the school needs is 500 people over the and St. LucieWest Centennial High have also District,” Oravec said. “Port St. Lucie (High)
age of 21 to spare a few minutes of their time benefited. “They are so excited,” said Sheila is a school on the rise, we think. They’re on Ocampo and the school are planning on
to slip behind the wheel of a vehicle and Cash, the point-person at Garber. “And we’re their way to an A,” he added, referencing turning the test drive fund-raiser into an
then complete a survey. so excited for them.” the school’s current B grade. open house for the various clubs, organiza-
tions and sports.
Principal Adrian Ocampo is confident She said it’s a program the Buick represen- The test drive is expected to be held in the
they can drum up that many people be- tative had rolled out elsewhere – but not here, rear parking lot near the tennis courts. The “It’s going to be a fun day,” he said, add-
tween 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April not before 2016. The rep met with the School drive itself will last about a minute – may- ing that the band and cheerleaders will
21. Already, the principal is crafting a list of District and School Board and decided to be two. But it will only count toward the perform, the Health Club will be passing
things the $10,000 could be put toward. throw support to the area schools, Cash said. fund-raiser if the driver completes a survey out information and the numerous groups
after the drive. will have representatives talking up their
“I have several goals,” he said, explain- “It’s the easiest money they’ll ever make,” organizations. And, the ROTC will be serv-
ing that the funds raised would be split Cash said, explaining that all the school In all, Cash expects test drivers to be in ing up barbecue, hotdogs and chips – for a
between the clubs and athletic teams that needs to do is bring the people; Buick han- and out in about 10 minutes – 15 minutes nominal donation. 
bring out the test drivers, and the school dles the rest. “It’s a great, great program,” she tops – from registration through survey.
proper. said, adding that the purpose is to support

For each test driver who registers on be-

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THE CELEBRATION OF BRAZEN DONUT SHOP BANDIT
LIFE STARTS HERE SMASHES, DASHES WITH CASH

AYCOCK AT TRADITION LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
[email protected]
• Celebration of Life approached or left the eatery, whether by
• Tradition Funerals A burglar apparently wasn’t hungry for foot or vehicle. The burglar got a two-hour
• SpAneucnifoarglesttaObleccasion Celebrations donuts when he broke into the Dixie Cream head start on investigators, according to the
Donut shop overnight Sunday. Instead, he police department. A patrol office noticed a
memorial was seeking cash – and almost made it out downed light pole in the area around 11:37
of the eatery with the cash register. p.m. Sunday, which prompted a canvass of
takes planning. the area for surveillance cameras.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department
is investigating the burglary, which hap- The patrol officer, instead, found the
pened at the shop, located in the 1300 smashed in front door to the donut shop,
block of SW Bayshore Boulevard, around which prompted the burglary investigation.
9:30 p.m. April 8.
Police spokesman Master Sgt. Frank
Piecing clues together with surveillance Sabol said investigators have not yet deter-
images, the suspect is believed to be a white mined whether the burglar had anything to
male who wears glasses. He was wearing a do with the light pole’s falling.
light-colored hat, a dark, long-sleeve shirt,
dark pants, and a face mask. He wore latex Anyone with information regarding the
gloves and was carrying a white satchel. burglary is encouraged to contact the police
department by calling 772-871-5001 or call-
According to police, the suspect used a ing Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
hammer to break in through the front door. 273-TIPS. 
He grabbed a change box and a bag – pre-
sumably with cash inside – as well as the
cash register. When he attempted to flee
through the broken front door, the suspect
hit his head and dropped the cash register,
police said.

Rather than grab the cash register, the
man left the shop with the bag and cash box.

Police do not yet know how the suspect

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IN LOVING MEMORY

YOLAINE DONAT, 71 Edward was a graduate of Athens High Treasure Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie School. He served our country in the U.S. Has Grown to Become
Army. He worked as a paramedic.
Yolaine Donat 71, of Port St. Lucie passed Treasure Health!
away Sunday, April 1, in Fort Pierce. Yolaine Survivors include his wife, Sandy; his par-
was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Port-au-Prince, ents, Thomas and Gail Fetherolf of Port St. Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
Haiti, to father Andre Denis and mother Ger- Lucie; children, Kailyn, Dakota, Nicholas, we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
maine Jeannot. She moved to Port St. Lucie Tara and Jerred; 13 grandchildren; two sis-
28 years ago, coming from Brooklyn, N.Y. ters, Tami and Lori; and one brother, Tommy. palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
better meet the needs of our community.
She loved spending time with her family, NATHALIE MORLAK, 92
gardening, and cooking Haitian food. Port St. Lucie Licensed since 1982.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Nathalie Morlak, 92, of Port St. Lucie Treasuring Life | To learn more,
Joseph Donat; son, McNeil Donat of Clifton, passed away March 30. Nathalie was born in visit TreasureHealth.org or call 866.999.4550
N.J.; daughter, Lyrvoll Donat,of Port St. Luc- France to the late Joseph Brigo and Giacoma
ie; grandchildren, Ariana M. and Isabella Do- Brigo (nee Mocillin).
nat of Clifton, N.J., and Amelie Lorgea of Port
St. Lucie; brothers, Pierre Denis, Jean Marc Nathalie moved to Italy at a young age
Denis, Yves Denis and Patrick Denis; sisters, before moving to Belgium. In 1963 she relo-
Ginette Denis, Judith Denis and Kerlande cated to New York, before settling in Port St.
Denis; as well as several nieces and nephews. Lucie in 1989.

She was predeceased in death by her son, Nathalie was very active at Kingdom Hall
Ricardo Donat. of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was loved and
will be missed by all she met and touched in
EDWARD L. FETHEROLF, 52 her life.
Port St. Lucie
After she went blind, Nathalie enjoyed
Edward L. Fetherolf, 52, of Port St. Lucie listening to Bible Studies on the radio. She
passed away April 3 at Lawnwood Regional cherished the time spent with her son, Fabi-
Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Born in Co- an, who would take her to parks.
lumbus, Ohio, he was a resident of Port St.
Lucie for several years, moving from Athens, Nathalie was preceded in death by her
Ohio. husband, Tadeus Morlak.

Survivors include her son, Fabian Morlak;
and her entire Church Family.

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LAKEPARK Construction begins on the clubhouse at LakePark at Tradition. Below, a rendering of ‘The Club’ upon completion. Homes in LakePark at Tradition are al-
ready selling and come in a wide variety of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 its own resort-style pool, basketball, ten- There is also a clubroom that features floor plans and sizes.
nis, bocce, pickle ball and horseshoes on a billiard room, library, multimedia and
Tradition, also under development by outside courts, a fitness center and yoga activity rooms. Parks and nature trails sur- There are nine maintenance-free sin-
Minto. The key difference is the age restric- studio. round both communities. gle-family and villa floor plans ranging
tions. TownPark is a traditional communi- in size from 1,565-2,220 square feet un-
ty, no age limits. LakePark, however, is re- der air with between 2-3 bedrooms and
stricted to active adults who are at least 55 2-2.5 baths. Prices start from the low
years old. $200,000s.

And, while LakePark residents can avail The villas are duplex-style, with two
themselves to the amenities at TownPark, units connected.
TownPark residents may not use LakePark’s
amenities. “It lives like a single-family house,” Svo-
pa said of the villas. Yes, the units share a
Svopa explained that many active adults wall, but they’re built in a way that brings
may have grandchildren come to visit. They in the natural light.
wouldn’t be allowed to use the resort-style
pool or spa at LakePark, but they’d be al- All homes feature quality and energy-ef-
lowed next door at TownPark. ficient construction, open interiors, spa-
cious kitchens and designer baths.
“I don’t know that we’ve done one of
these before,” Svopa said of having sister Svopa said the homes are customizable.
communities that share (albeit one-sided- “We give them lots of opportunities” for
ly) amenities. upgrades, he said, noting that interiors can
be modified, as can roofs.
The Club will be a place where residents “I’m not sure how I’d describe that,” Svo-
can congregate, mix and mingle. Activities pa said of the community’s architectural
will be coordinated as residents request style.
them. Svopa said residents will take the He said it’s very much like “traditional
lead on what is offered at The Club. Near- Florida” but not “Old Florida.”
ly all communities want fitness centers, Construction on The Club is expected
pools and spas. But anything else? That to wrap up in the coming months and be
really varies from neighborhood to neigh- ready for residents at the end of summer.
borhood. “Those are things we’ll work with
them on,” Svopa said. The residents can get The sales center and six designer models
involved and design and create their own are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.
programs. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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STOLEN VALOR SUSPECT at the VA. At the press conference, Byrne people running scam charities. OXBOW FACILITY CLOSED
said those services included group coun- Teegardin said Liroff was among the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 seling for post-traumatic stress disorder. Oxbow Eco-Center’s environmental
most heinous instances of stolen val- education building will be closed April
next, Teegardin said, was at once comical “He’s basically been able to fool the or – those who’ve taken various benefits 10-20 as staff makes final preparations
and infuriating. Liroff’s allegedly forged State of Florida and the Department of earned by legitimate veterans. for its Annual Earth Day Festival.
DD214 said he was a war hero who’d been Veteran Affairs and employers, too,” By-
awarded two Purple Hearts, the medal giv- rne said. “This is big-time,” Teegardin said. During the final days leading up to
en to those seriously injured in combat Byrne lives on Southwest Michelangelo the Earth Day event, which is sched-
and certain other situations such as a ter- Additionally, Byrne said Liroff was at- Avenue in Port St. Lucie. At press time he’s uled for Saturday, April 21, from 10
rorist attack. tempting to get other benefits from the in the St. Lucie County Jail with a $15,000 a.m. to 3 p.m., heavy equipment, ve-
VA. bond. hicles and outside vendors will be set-
There’s no way to know how many In addition to charges related to al- ting up displays and booths around
Purple Heart recipients live in the Sun- “I do know for a fact he applied to get legedly using a falsified DD214 to obtain the education center. As a safety pre-
shine State. However, the Department of veterans disabilities benefits from the VA, veterans preference for employment, the caution, staff is closing the facility.
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issues but he hasn’t gotten them,” the officer Port St. Lucie police charged Liroff with
Purple Heart car tags when requested to said. falsifying information to the state in order See Earth Day preview, Page B8. 
those who’ve received the military medal. to get the veterans designation on his driv-
There are 12,000 such tags in Florida. At the press conference Byrne said Port er’s license and the Purple Heart tag.  ­– CONTRIBUTED
St. Lucie police contacted and is coop-
Startling is that Liroff had one and the erating with the VA’s inspector general’s
veteran designation on his driver’s li- office. The VA has sworn law enforce-
cense. ment officers and investigators. Byrne
said Liroff faces four state felony charges.
In addition to the Purple Hearts, Liroff’s “There’ll be federal charges after this,” he
DD214 lists other prestigious medals in- said.
cluding the Distinguished Service Med-
al, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Teegardin said stolen valor scammers
Air Medal for Valor, the Legion of Merit have long angered veterans and veterans
and others. Federal and state laws make organizations to varying degrees. He said
falsely claiming to have earned certain there are, of course, those who greatly
military honors for financial gain or other exaggerate their service, and some who
tangible benefits a felony. claim military service they never did.
Teegardin said that’s something veterans
Teegardin said he called the Depart- usually laugh off when it’s done solely for
ment of Veteran Affairs’ medical center attention.
in West Palm Beach. Its catchment area
includes St. Lucie County. Turns out, Tee- There are some who greatly exaggerate
gardin and police say, that Liroff was re- or make up military service who are try-
ceiving medical and counseling services ing to profit from it somehow. Examples
range from street-level con artists using
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homeowners association. “Our desire would is a municipal service district, it must have Alix Dannewitz, vice president of CGI have two clubs within 14 miles of each other
be to offer it to the HOA,” Pickle said. “We public hearings similarly to cities and coun- St. Lucie, said St. Lucie Trail will remain a and have some variety in the game.”
could look at either selling it to the commu- ties. “All these things take time and have to semi-private club with memberships and
nity or leasing it to them on a long-term ba- be approved by the board at public hear- opportunities for others to play at the 18- DeShazo said CGI and the services district
sis, so they could control their destiny.” ings,” he said. hole course. have to and will listen to St. Lucie West and
Treasure Coast residents as they go forward.
Pickle said the fastest conceivable time- DeShazo said CGI will build another club- “There’s an option to join our sister club,
frame for the district to close a deal with CGI house when the district purchases the exist- The Evergreen Club in Palm City,” Danne- “You have to have support from the
St. Lucie is six months. Because the district ing one. witz said. “It’s a great benefit for golfers to community to make any project work,” he
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On mended knees: 3D printing creates custom-fit joints

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Ware was the first orthopedic surgeon in Dr. Anthony Ware. Want more? Becker’s Spine Review says
Indian River County to employ this “cus- patients with custom-made joints are 1.7
It’s not hard to get Sebastian River Medi- tom-built” approach for replacement knee PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE times more likely to have “excellent” results
cal Center and Steward Health orthopedic joints and his motivation was a simple one. than patients with “off-the-shelf” knee re-
surgeon Dr. Anthony Ware to talk about knee replacement joint. placements. Likewise, patients with stock
replacement surgery. Even though knee replacements have a Are these 3D joints really better? parts were 2.6 times more likely to achieve a
high overall success rate, the outcomes us- Both Orthopedic Design & Technology “poor” rating than those with personalized
Keeping up with him? Well, that’s another ing standard parts are far from perfect. Up joints. And Ware says the price is about the
matter altogether. to 40 percent of knee-replacement patients and the peer-reviewed Journal Arthroplasty same for both procedures.
complain about residual knee pain long after Today think so. They say “a smaller percent-
Let’s start with this: The first knee replace- their operations and Ware thinks he knows age of knee replacement patients treated That said, there are a couple of things to
ments were performed in this country back why. with [custom-3D-printed] implants experi- consider. The first is time.
in 1968, and over the ensuing half-century, enced any adverse events at discharge or 90
according to the Agency for Healthcare Re- Since the 1960s, most manufacturers of days after discharge when compared to off- Patients who select the ConforMIS option,
search and Quality, knee replacement oper- replacement joints have made a limited the-shelf replacement joints.” Ware says, have to wait “about six weeks” for
ations are now “one of the most successful number of sizes. the implant to be made. Second, patients
procedures in all of medicine.” with a “large deformity of the knee” are not
“Most knee systems will have only about good candidates for a custom-made joint.
That’s a good thing since, as Fox News re- eight different sizes,” Ware says.
ports, “every 45 seconds, a patient in the U.S. Currently, Ware says he is “probably doing
undergoes a knee replacement surgery.” That has in most cases forced orthopedic 40 percent” custom joints and 60 percent off-
surgeons to saw off part of the patients’ nat- the-shelf ones, in part because many people
The positive results have come, in part, ural femur and/or tibia in order to make the with severe knee pain want something done
due to a steady evolution in procedures, ma- off-the-shelf parts fit properly. now, not six weeks from now.
terials and technical innovations over the
past 50 years, and Ware can give you chapter That’s a problem Ware’s patients don’t Asked what’s on the horizon for joint re-
and verse on the advances. have to deal with if they elect to have their placements, Ware says, “I’m not sure if it’s
replacement joints custom-made – 3D print- public knowledge yet, but ConforMIS is …
One of the most recent innovations, ac- ed replacements fit like a Savile Row suit, or working on a custom-performance total hip”
cording to Ware, is the use of 3D printing better. joint.
to create a replacement knee joint that pre-
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LISTENING TO PATIENT KEY TO
PROPER BAD-BACK DIAGNOSIS

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer medical intervention is needed, he is con-

Dr. Craig Popp, a board-certified and fident about his own skill set and those of

fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon his colleagues.

with Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology, isn’t In any event, Popp says, “I’m very fortu-

likely run out of patients anytime soon. nate here – it’s almost like a comprehen-

That’s because, according to both the sive spine program. I have individuals that

National Institutes of Health and Johns can do the injections, I have individuals

Hopkins Medicine, nearly 80 percent of that can do nerve conduction tests. I have

U.S. adults experience back pain and 50 a neurologist that can weed out some of

percent experience neck pain. those other unusual type of conditions.

And, according to the Centers for Dis- “Then we have Dr. [Seth] Coren. I see a

ease Control, those problems get more lot of patients with compression fractures

common – and painful – as we age. in their back, and while I used to do some

Diagnosing the exact cause of back pain osteoporosis work before, now I have an

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Dr. Craig Popp. their spine, that’s when surgi-
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PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

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disks along with many muscles, ligaments, Spinal surgery is – obviously – serious

tendons and nerve bundles – and all those business, but Popp points to major im-

individual elements must work collabora- provements in both the technology and the

tively. When they don’t the result can be procedures in use today.

pain, sometimes severe. “The nice thing is technology has al-

It can be neck pain, lower back pain, lowed us to really define what the pain

middle back pain, upper back pain, low generator is,” he explains, “with the imag-

back pain with sciatica, leg pain or some ing techniques, the image-guidance tech-

other bone, nerve and muscular problem niques and use of microscopes, you can re-

such as lumbar radiculopathy, spinal in- ally limit the scope of the surgery that you

stability, spinal stenosis, arthritis, com- have to do.”

pression fractures, osteoporosis, slipped And since Popp favors a minimally inva-

or herniated discs, scoliosis and spondy- sive approach to most surgeries, he adds,

lolisthesis. “having the right retractors, the right kind

In fact, according to the Mayo Clin- of tubes to work through, and the right im-

ic, two of the top three reasons people in aging modalities available really allow you

this country go to see a doctor are back to do more in less space.”

pain-related. Asked if he a “favorite” procedure, Popp

Popp, who has nearly 20 years of experi- pauses briefly and says “I like to do the

ence in this field, says the best way to find procedure that makes the patient feel the

the cause of an individual’s back pain isn’t best.”

by individually examining each of the 50- When pressed for a more specific re-

some bones and disks in the spine. sponse, he adds. “I do like a nice microdis-

“The way I approach it,” he says, “is cectomy. If lumbar disc is putting pressure

basically talking to the patient; getting to on the nerve root and that patient is just

know the patient. dying in pain and you take the pressure off

“Eighty-five percent [of making the right the nerve root and they feel really good,”

diagnosis has to do with] taking a history – that, he says smiling, “is really rewarding.”

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them) and even may nap unex- to build a child’s brain, and brain develop- 3. At dinner, put extra “filler foods”
According to the National Institutes of pectedly. Lastly, your teen may be ment is key during adolescence as teens de-
Health, osteoporosis has been called “‘a hungry all of the time. velop the ability to think abstractly, think (sweet potatoes, potatoes, winter squash,
pediatric disease with geriatric conse- long-term and make rational decisions. brown rice, quinoa, polenta, whole-wheat
quences,’ because the bone mass attained During this period of growth, teens may pasta, corn muffins) on the table along with
in childhood and adolescence is an im- grow 13 to 14 inches and add 40 pounds. Growing kids also need complex car- the vegetables and protein.
portant determinant of lifelong skeletal Although many boys seem to pack away bohydrates from vegetables and whole
health. The health habits your kids are the calories and still remain rail thin, milk- grains to give them energy, in the form of 4. Schedule mealtime so kids don’t miss
forming now can make, or literally break, shakes and french fries are not the smartest glycogen, to get through their long days of a healthful meal or end up snacking their
their bones as they age.” way to add weight or satiate hunger. These school, sports, extracurricular activities way through the day.
foods do not give kids the nutrients they
This is true for more than just bones. need, and they set up unhealthy eating 5. Have hummus and crackers or another
Muscular and emotional development habits that will be hard to break once the healthy snack out when they get home.
also peak in the 20s, so ideally kids eat well growth spurt is over.
during these developmental years. On the 6. Offer a healthy bedtime snack, one
flip side, the less healthful food choices our Although much of a child’s height is that is sugar- and caffeine-free, especially
kids make as growing tweens and teens can dictated by genetics, daily choices such if they stay up studying long after dinner-
lead them down the path toward diseases as sleep and food can affect a child’s tra- time.
such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jectory. Human growth hormone trig-
gers growth in teens and most of that 7. Encourage your kids to eat to the
How do you know if your kid is in a is released during sleep, so a teen who 90:10 formula, with 90 percent of their
growth spurt? Seemingly oversized feet are is burning the candle at both ends and food healthful and the other 10 percent
often the first sign. When you see his pants missing zzzs may not release as much of sweets and treats. This helps them learn to
are suddenly too short, his wrists poke out this necessary hormone. self-moderate.
of his shirts and he can barely jam his feet
into shoes that recently fit, you can bet he 8. Encourage exercise because it keeps
their metabolism firing, and supports sleep
and healthy muscle growth.

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We Have It All!
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist under an archway. You step into a tile foy-
[email protected] er and notice how light and airy the house
is. The high ceilings and open concept give
Agent Linda MacCormack of Lang Re- it a spacious feel. To the right of the en-
alty knows that the Greenbrier section of tryway is the living room, a nice 12 feet by
PGA Village is a great place to live. She lives 13 feet. It has lots of windows and custom
nearby and loves the friendliness, quiet and window treatments that allow for natural
convenient location of the neighborhood.

Transform Your Existing Door from For golfers, it’s not far from the PGA courses. light. Nearby is the kitchen, 9-by-12, with
Boring to Beautiful! It’s also removed from the noise of I-95 and granite countertops, warm wood cabinets,
is in the heart of PGA Village. Those pluses a double sink, a breakfast bar and an eat-in
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■ Customize to your style 7733 Greenbrier Circle. overlooking the lake. It is so charming that
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if you’re not sitting outside by the pool. The FEATURES FOR 7733 GREENBRIER CIRCLE additional bedrooms, each 12-by-12, an ad-
family room is adjacent to the family room, ditional full bathroom and a powder room,
a generous 18-by-18, with sliding doors to Neighborhood: Greenbrier at PGA Village which is a nice feature for guests.
the exterior. You can easily imagine enter- Year built: 2003 • Construction: CBS
taining here, with guests strolling inside Living in Florida has many perks, and
and out, or watching kids and grandkids in Square footage: 2,196 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 4,148 one of them is the scenery. As you step onto
the pool while relaxing indoors. Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2.5 the covered patio and screened porch, you
feel as if you have been transported to your
The master bedroom is a spacious 16-by- Flooring: Carpet, ceramic tile, wood own private resort. The lanai area, pool and
14 and has pool views. It’s a real oasis and Security: Manned gate, owner system spa were custom designed in 2012, and be-
retreat. The master suite has two walk-in Additional feature: lake view, custom lanai, in-ground pool yond them is the lake. It’s a beautiful setting
closets, which are always a plus in my book, and spa designed in 2012, accordion shutters and impact glass at any time of day, but at sunset, it is simply
and the master bathroom has been redone glorious. Imagine sitting there with a drink
and upgraded with double vanities and dual front doors, vertical blinds or enjoying it with the family. You are truly
sinks with dark cherry cabinetry, a nice crisp Community amenities: jogging, clubhouse, exercise room, golf in your own world.
contrast to the lighter tile and countertops.
There is a spa tub and shower that makes it a course, library, manager on site, pool, tennis Since this is PGA Village, you may want
room you won’t want to leave. There are two Listing brokerage: Lang Realty to leave home for a bit to take in some of

Listing agent: Linda MacCormack, 772-812-0469 CONTINUED ON PAGE 29
Listing price: $389,900

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Impact Glass $382,900 Priced Reduced $379,000 views. $274,900

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A moderately active week in the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 14 sin-
gle-family residences and lots change hands (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 7607 Greenbrier Circle. First listed in January for
$420,000, this 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,370-square foot house sold for $365,000 on April 6.
The week’s second-best sale was the residence at 9465 SW Nuova Way. First listed last Septem-
ber for $369,900, the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,612-square foot abode sold for $350,000 on
April 6.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7607 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 1/10/2018 $420,000 4/6/2018 $350,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9465 SW NUOVA WAY 9/28/2017 $369,900 4/6/2018 $299,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11314 SW GLENGARRY COURT 10/9/2017 $324,900 4/2/2018 $286,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 660 SW ANDROS CIRCLE 2/8/2018 $294,500 4/6/2018 $244,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 851 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 2/21/2017 $249,900 4/4/2018 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11410 SW PEMBROKE DRIVE 2/3/2018 $239,900 4/6/2018 $225,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 306 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 2/2/2018 $232,900 4/5/2018 $222,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 713 SW SAINT CROIX COVE 1/25/2018 $234,900 4/6/2018 $213,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 303 NW SHOREVIEW DRIVE 1/16/2018 $240,000 4/5/2018 $210,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9960 SW CHADWICK DRIVE 11/29/2017 $219,900 4/2/2018 $210,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9822 SW EASTBROOK CIRCLE 1/13/2018 $214,900 4/6/2018 $207,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1641 SW REALTY STREET 2/19/2018 $209,500 4/2/2018 $205,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 712 SW SAN SALVADORE COVE 1/19/2018 $219,900 4/4/2018

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

9465 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie 11314 SW Glengarry Court, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 9/28/2017 Listing Date: 10/9/2017
Original Price: $369,900 Original Price: $324,900
Sold: 4/6/2018 Sold: 4/2/2018
Selling Price: $350,000 Selling Price: $299,000
Listing Agent: Sally Daley Listing Agent: Jason Coley

Selling Agent: Daley & Company Real Estate Selling Agent: Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise

Russell Abbott Jason Coley

Bluewater Realty Services LLC Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise

660 SW Andros Circle, Port Saint Lucie 851 NW Leonardo Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 2/8/2018 Listing Date: 2/21/2017
Original Price: $294,500 Original Price: $249,900
Sold: 4/6/2018 Sold: 4/4/2018
Selling Price: $286,000 Selling Price: $244,900
Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez Listing Agent: Marc Friedman

Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Kolter Homes Realty, LLC

Lynn Otto Marc Friedman

RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc Kolter Homes Realty, LLC

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 “There is nothing more beautiful than
a Florida sunset, unless, of course, you are
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fitness center, library, pool and tennis. You spa overlooking an expansive, peaceful lake
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TREAT YOURSELF PSL photog
TO ‘CHORUS LINE’ makes a little
AT THE SUNRISE ‘Magic’: P. B9

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM

1 At 6,137 performances, Manuel Carela’s “Magical Moment” – featuring his daughter (reading St. Lucie Voice, naturally) – won the Manipulated Imagery category of Backus’ Through the Eye of the Camera competition.
“A Chorus Line” is the
sixth-longest running Broadway
show ever, and it’s coming to Fort
Pierce’s Sunrise Theatre, Broad-
way and Beyond on 2nd Street,
Tuesday, April 17. From the ge-
nius of legendary composer
Marvin Hamlisch, this Tony- and
Pulitzer-winning musical is, in-
deed, a singular sensation you’ll
want to see again, or you must
see for the first time. As no show
has done as poignantly before
or since, “A Chorus Line,” says
the promo, realistically evokes
both the glamour and grind of
showbiz, and “is the musical for
everyone who’s ever had a dream
and put it all on the line.” The set
is a bare stage, where 17 dancers
are “on the line,” auditioning for
their chance of a lifetime, a spot
in the chorus line of a Broadway
show, a dream they’ve worked
for their whole lives. The bril-
liant score includes unforgetta-
ble numbers such as “What I Did
for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It”
and others, and the choreogra-
phy is sensational. Show time is

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‘PRODUCERS,’ ‘DALMATIANS’ ON STARSTRUCK PLAYLIST

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer erything StarStruck teaches in its 25

[email protected] classes,” Jones said. “They learn how

Stuart’s StarStruck Theatre and Acad- to make a Playbill and do technical de-

emy always has a variety of programs sign. They learn absolutely everything

for all ages and tastes, and it’s fun each about all aspects of the theater and put-

year to find out what they have in store ting on a production. New kids get to

for the summer. Jennifer Jones recent- see what’s offered and what they’d like

ly spoke about their 18th summer, one to focus on in the fall, and regulars are

that starts June 4 with two shows: “The in their happy place.”

Producers” and Disney’s “101 Dalma- While Camp Disney emphasizes

tians.” Disney characters, Camp Kindness will

“The Producers,” the hysterical Mel emphasize character-building while

Brooks musical, culminates in five per- working on self-confidence and perfor-

formances of the show. The program mance skills. “They’ll sing songs about

runs Monday-Friday, June 4-July 1 from being a friend and kindness and empa-

noon-5 p.m. for youngsters in 5th-12th ‘Better’ battle! thy,” Jones said.
grade. Jones noted that many parents

Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” is for the choose several camps.

younger thespians. The camp also runs StarStruck’s youth performers battle it out in Irving Berlin’s “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” during the annual “They may do ‘101 Dalmatians,’
Monday-Friday, June 4-22, from 9:30 which is about putting on a show,”
StarStruck Performing Arts Showcase recently at the StarStruck Theatre. PHOTO : MITCH KLOORFAIN

a.m.-1 p.m. and is for those in 1st-4th Jones said. “Then they do the next four

grades. Cruella De Ville is the best Dis- weeks all day with Camps Kindness and

ney villain and who can resist all those adorable kids as Jones said that all programs are open to anyone in the Disney. It’s all fresh material.”

puppies? appropriate age group and grade, but expectations are Jones is looking forward to the summer, but she does ev-

From July 2-13, Camp Kindness, for those in grades high. “You have to have perfect attendance and we expect ery year. “It’s one of my favorite times of the year,” she said.

K-9, will help build confidence and performance skills a lot,” she said. “It’s about teamwork. That’s why our shows “I love working with the kids all day. I see so much growth

while singing songs about kindness, empathy and things are as good as they are.” in every child.”

that build good character. The final camp, Camp Disney, Camp Kindness and Camp Disney follow a formula

from July 16-26, is also for kids in K-9th grades. It will have StarStruck uses each year of two camps that emphasize StarStruck Theatre and Academy is located at 2101 S.

campers singing, dancing and acting like Rapunzel, Maui, singing, acting, dancing and a whole lot more. Kanner Highway, Stuart. Call 772-283-2313 or visit www.

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Haydn Heaven: IRSC students to perform classic oratorios

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer suitor who doesn’t get the girl and other
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images of life during different times of
Each spring, Dale Rieth, director of
the vocal music program at Indian Riv- the year.
er State College, presents his students
in a “Salute to Choral Masterworks.” That same weekend, on April 21 at
Each year, Rieth focuses on a different
master work from Western European 2 p.m., John Southall will present his
music. To help me understand his goals
and to make my questions slightly Wind Ensemble in a program of “con-
more intelligent, he always provides me
with a lot of background material that I temporary classics.” What a great op-
can share.
portunity to hear two great concerts
This year, the focus is on Haydn and
his oratorios, “The Creation” and “The featuring talented college kids.
Seasons.” An oratorio, Rieth reminded
me, is a long musical work with orches- Rieth will have his students pre-
tra, choir and solo singers.
senting something completely dif-
Haydn made two visits to England in the
1790s to receive honorary degrees from Ox- ferent May 17-19, when they show-
ford. While in England, he heard the ora-
torios of George Frederic Handel and was case a “Tribute to Lerner and Loewe.”
inspired to write his own. In 1796, he wrote
“The Creation,” inspired by the Book of Working with Molly Magee from the
Genesis, Old Testament psalms and Milton’s
“Paradise Lost.” In 1801, nearly 80 and in dance program, the show will feature
poor health, he wrote “The Seasons, “which
was based on an English poem. Haydn lived songs from some of the best musicals
for eight more years, but “The Seasons” was
his last major work. ever written, including “My Fair Lady,
PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE “Gigi,” “Camelot,” “Paint Your Wagon”
Rieth noted that the students will be per-
forming excerpts from both choral works. and Earth. We sing a chorus that summarizes and “Brigadoon.” The problem for Rieth is
“We’ll tell the story as Haydn perceived it
God’s work on each day.” how to choose from among the fabulous
through the choruses after the culmination
of a section of music,” he said. “Each season “The Seasons” is a more secular work, songs the team wrote. Between “Gigi” and
ends with a chorus. The choruses are provid-
ing a summation of the narrative.” Rieth said, although it is not without its reli- “My Fair Lady” alone, you have some of my

Rieth said that “The Creation,” the more gious underpinnings. all-time favorites. Watch this space for more
religious of the two works, explains from
Haydn’s perspective the intelligent design of “Being Haydn, he finds a way to thank information.
the universe.
God for everything that happens, Ri-
“He utilizes Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost,’ and
it is very flowery and operatic. We do it day eth said. “Things like sending rain so the Indian River State College’s department of
by day. In Day One, God created the Heaven
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Auditions were held March 6-7 for on a professional stage.
those from 1st-12th grades. Seven-
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acts that will be in our show.” education serves kids in life beyond
performing.
The annual event, which began last
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at the type of acts audiences will see. tion programs.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant band-
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you think you’ve heard everything a trum- out of princesses, classical composers
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Botti, be at the Sunrise Thursday, April 19, these lissome creatures and the fairytales
and get an earful from the master. Botti has in which they dwelt, and in whom they

Chris Botti. found a rich source of intrigue,
romance, pathos and whimsy.
been playing since he was 12 and, through This Monday in Stuart, as part
the years, performed with a lengthy and of the Symphony’s 30th anniver-
impressive list of performers – Sting, Bar- sary concert season, its talented
bra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul young musicians will bring to the
Simon and, yes, Frank Sinatra, to name a Lyric Theatre stage a trio of these
few. Botti carefully observed these talent- wonderful works, in the concert
ed performers and learned from them. He “Princess Dreams.” You’ll hear
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PHOTOG GOES WITH THE FLOW TO PRODUCE ‘MAGICAL MOMENT’

Manuel Carela and daughter Brianna, the subject of his award-winning image – “Magical Moment” – in the Manipulated Imagery category of the Through the Eye of the Camera competition at the Backus. PHOTOS COURTESY OF A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM

BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent her to explore the great outdoors, so I have “Blue Cypress Morning” by Phil Reid of ery; and “Girl in the Mirror” by Sally Stone
the water flowing in from the river.” Vero Beach was awarded Best of Show by of Stuart received First Place in Alternate
Exactly how does one get water to flow the jury panel. “Here’s Looking At You Kidd” Substrates. “Double Take” by Krystial Com-
from a painting onto a living room floor? The annual completion is open to ama- by Maria Fernandez of Stuart received First ins of Port St. Lucie was recognized with the
That’s a secret that only the photographer teur and professional photographers. “We Place in Digital – Great Outdoors (Plant, Director’s Choice Award. An additional 26
knows, and one that won him the first-place had 179 works entered in the competition Wildlife, Animals); “Lure of the Sailfish” by category awards were conferred, including
award in the Manipulated Imagery catego- and 115 of those, from 59 photographers, Suzanne Bernetti of Fort Pierce received second, third, and awards of merit.
ry in the “Through the Eye of the Camera” were accepted to hang in the exhibition,” First Place in Digital – Great Outdoors
competition held at the A.E. Backus Muse- explained Museum Director J. Marshall Ad- (Scenery, Structures, Cars, Boats); “Gid- There’s still time to see the photographs
um and Gallery. ams. “Photography is a very accessible art dy Up” by Suzanne Kasven of Vero Beach as the “Through the Eye of the Camera” ex-
form as most of us carry a camera on our received First Place in Digital – Color Still hibition runs through April 27.
Manuel Carela, an amateur photogra- cellphone every day. But it takes the insight Life/Portrait; “Life on the Edge” by Susan
pher, blended five photos into one to create of an artist to use the eye of the camera to Pantuso of Fort Pierce received First Place The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is
his image titled “Magical Moment.” create something extraordinary.” in Digital – Black & White; “Magical Mo- located on Indian River Driver in Ft. Pierce
ment” by Manuel Carela of Port St. Lucie and is open Wednesday through Saturday
“My daughter Brianna loves to read and The exhibition was juried by esteemed received First Place in Manipulated Imag- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from
I encourage her to read the newspaper judges Juan D. Brown, Barbara du Pont and noon to 4 p.m. 
and books instead of just googling on the Pat Rice.
phone” explained Carela. “But I also want

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Be seen and be green at Oxbow’s Earth Day Festival

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “They’re a local band that play around the PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OXBOW ECO-CENTER Both air and aquatic creatures face a chal-
Treasure Coast,” Bogan said. lenge addressed by the international Earth
It’s easy being green at the Oxbow That’s a Boy Scout Venturing crew from Day Network’s theme this year – “End Plastic
Eco-Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Mrs. Kate Carpenter will travel from Jack- Tequesta that does Native-American style Pollution.
sonville to meet with the children. “Mrs. dancing. “They make their own costumes
“This is our 14th annual Earth Day Festi- Kate is a singer, songwriter and puppeteer consistent with our indigenous people,” ex- Mark Perry, executive director of the Flor-
val,” said Sandra Bogan, environmental ed- who sings Florida songs,” Bogan said. “She’s plained Bogan. ida Oceanographic Society previously told
ucation and outreach manager. very engaging. The kids absolutely love her.” St. Lucie Voice that plastic is increasingly
There’s more to get wild about at Earth showing up in marine life and wildlife in and
The theme this year is “Live Green & Pros- There’ll be three stages at Earth Day. Day. As in wild animals that have been re- around the Indian River Lagoon. He said
per.” The local Earth Day celebration be on “Our third stage we call the Heritage habilitated after injuries and sicknesses and as errant plastic breaks down, smaller and
Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stage,” Bogan said. “That’s nestled in the now serve as ambassadors meeting people, smaller creatures end up eating it. Things
woods out in the village. There’s an open because they can’t be released. that eat smaller creatures ingest the plastic
While Earth Day goes back 14 years at Ox- drum circle.” with them. They, in turn, get eaten by larg-
bow, it’s been around since 1970. April 22 is You can’t have music without some move- “We have the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hos- er creatures, and the plastic – which can’t be
the international celebration date. ment. “We actually have the Hitchiti Danc- pital coming out with their birds of prey,” digested – works its way to the top of food
ers,” Bogan said. Bogan said. chains. He said rescuers are discovering
Activists proposed a day to honor Earth to birds that stopped eating because their bel-
the United Nations Educational, Scientific The St. Lucie County Aquarium will be lies are filled with plastic.
and Cultural Organization in 1969 following there with submarine species.
a huge oil spill in California. Wisconsin Sen. Organizers are expecting about 5,000
Gaylord Nelson is often credited as being the visitors. Parking will be available at Calvary
first prominent person to advocate for an Port St. Lucie Church, 5555 NW Saint James
annual Earth Day. Drive. Trolleys will ferry guests to and from
Oxbow from there.
Bogan said Oxbow combines fun envi-
ronmental education with celebrating local “All of our exhibiters are going to be inter-
culture at its Earth Day celebration. active,” Bogan said. “There’ll be a lot of op-
portunities to learn and be engaged.”
“We’ll have an area of artists,” she said.
“We’ll have an area that celebrates our histo- More about the Oxbow Eco-Center and its
ry and heritage.” Earth Day Festival is at www.oxboweco.com.
The center is at 5400 NE Saint James Drive,
For example, folk musician Bob Lusk will Port St. Lucie. 
be on hand. “He also sings Florida songs, en-
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a variety of instruments. Some of them are
old-timey instruments.”

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Bonzo’s new French friends are beaucoup cool

and it was tray bone. When we arrived,

Mom accidently let us out of our boxes

Hi Dog Buddies! too soon. When the customs humans

saw how nicely we hopped right back

in when Mommi asked us to, they EX-

This week I really feel like a Dog of the paw-dited our check-out, because
World, cuz I got to innerview two pooches,
Curley an Matti LaViolette, who were born they knew we needed to Do Our Duty.
in The-South-of-FRANCE, an lived inna
place called San Tro-Pay, on the Riv vy-AIR- Merci, Lassie.”
uh. They woofmailed me to see whether I’d
like to meet ’em, an even wrote some stuff in “I guess your life is way different
FRENCH. I was hopin’ they were bi-linguel,
cuz last time I attempted French, I ordered a here, right?”
shoe with cheese.
“Oui. We love it!” said Matti.
They were bigger than me, very well-
groomed, came right up for the Wag-an- Lifting his head, Curley added, “We
Sniff, Curley first, then after gettin’ the nod
from Curley, Matti, too. Curley’s, like, 100- are most fortunate doggies. We are
plus pounds, honey-colored, part Mali-
noise an part Ridgeback, about 11. Matti’s 9 Matti and Curley. happy as larks here in the USA. Mom-
anna half, a Picardy Shepherd, a pretty rare mi an Daddy have given us a great
breed, inna rare, white color. She’s All Girl, PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
70 pounds, long wavy hair all over her head,
ears that stick up, sorta like those butterfly doggie life.”
dogs, um, Papillons, real pretty. They both
had stylish “Florida cuts.” “What’s your basic day like?”

“Bone-JURE,” said Curley. (They men- PLAY, call me Matti. Meet our Mommi Anne My French isn’t that good, but I knew “As you can see, we have a so pleasant
tion bones a lot, I noticed.) an our Daddy, Bill.”
what she meant. yard,” Matti gestured. “We do much wres-
“B’YEN-ve-NEW,” said Matti. “My pass- “I shall be the, how you say,
port name is Maquisarde, but, see-voo- ‘Spokespooch,’” said Matti. “That’s harsh!” I exclaimed. tling around. I frequently swim in the pool.

We sat in the shade by the pool. I opened “See-vray! When Mommi and Daddy got Curley likes it not so much. And me, j’adore
my notebook. “I’m eager to hear your story.”
us, at separate times, Curley had only two l’ocean! We also visit the dog park. See-
“We are both rescues, and we are both
TRAY shan-say (very lucky.) You see, in days left, I had but four. In France, Mom- BONE! Curley knows all the pooches. He
France, there aren’t any no-kill shelters.
Should you be so unfortunate as to be mi an Daddy were involved in dog rescue: keeps an eye on things. Should things, per-
picked up, even if you have a famly but just
ran off, you go to dog jail. If you don’t get a group called ‘Jeshi, Second Chance.’ (Jeshi chance, get too rowdy, he rushes over and
rescued or adopted in 10 days, you go to a
‘station de morte.’” was the first dog it rescued, 18 years ago.) politely but firmly breaks it up. One of our

Curley’s been with Mommi an Daddy since favorite dog park frens is a liddle chihua-

he was liddle, around 1. But I was 7 when hua, no bigger than Curley’s head!”

they got me an, Messieur Bonzo. I was in “Bein’ from France an all, do you like fan-

tray, tray bad shape. I was infested with zil- cy food? Sauces? Cheese? Fries?”

lions of ticks an so dirty they thought I was They laughed. “Non. Mostly kibbles. Dog

EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! brown. Mommi saved me from the ticks, tummies are the same everywhere, I think,”

Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm smushed them all to bits, an the veterinaire Matti said.

helped me get beaucoup better. Curley an “Do you usually speak French or English

I became best frens the moment we met. I now?” I inquired.

was still very weak, and he stayed with me “To each other, mostly French. But

everywhere, to protect me. He knew what I’d around Mommi and Daddy, English. How-

been through.” ever, when Mommi wants us to Pay Atten-

“Well, you are both pawsome! But how tion Right This Minute! she uses French.

come you moved? I read somewhere that Like, when she says ‘Ah-see-ey!’ (sit) or

lotsa humans think that place where you ‘Koosh!’ (down) or ‘Eh-see!’ (Come here).

lived, the Riv vy-AIR-uh, is Totally Cool Dog Then we know we’d better get our wiggles

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A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC “It was great fun, we drove to many plac- “C’est la verite!” added Curley.
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the
one-stop practice for all your best friend’s needs: es, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain (we “It’s been a real pleasure,” I said, rising to

love road tips), but Mommi and Daddy re- leave.

tired, and there’s very liddle for humans to “For us as well,” Matti said.

• Computerized state of the art facility, do there, if you’re not a tourist. There were “Bone-SWAH-ree, Messieur Bonzo,” they
with 4 large exam rooms
no cultural opportunities. So they decided called.
• Digital radiography
• Cancer medicine to fly across The Pond. Woof! THAT was an Heading home, I was thinking how
• Affordable vaccine packages
egg-sperience!” broadening it is to learn about other pooch
available
• Wellness plans from all stages of life I was writing like crazy, by that time. cultures. And how Totally Cool Kibbles it’d

for dogs & cats. “Mommi finally found an airline that be to have my very own passport, with my
• Fully stocked pharmacy
• In house laboratory which allows us could meet our needs. Lufthansa. It’s Ger- pikshure an everything. Even if I don’t ack-

to do most blood- work in house Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. man an, in Germany, they really like dogs. hully go anywhere. Maybe I’ll ask Grampa
and have results in 30 minutes Jessica Khodadad, D.V.M.
ALL their shelters are no-kill. Anyway, for about that.

months before we left, me an Curley prac-

ticed staying in our comfy boxes, with the Till next time,

doors open at first, then closed. We had The Bonz
our blankets an toys, and we ackshully re-
ally liked those boxes by the time we were

ready to fly. We drove to Munich (that’s in

Germany) and stayed in a pooch-friendly

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BRIGHT LIGHTS: 10 IRSC SCHOLARS NAMED TO ALL-FLA. ACADEMIC TEAM

Ten high-achieving students at Indian ie; Brian Barral and Samantha Hernandez
River State College were selected to the 2018
All-Florida Academic Team by the Florida of Stuart; Wyatt Deihl and Rylee Lopez of
College System in Tallahassee. All-Florida Ac-
ademic Team honorees are nominated by the Okeechobee; Jaden Kline of St. Cloud; Chas-
respective colleges to the All-USA Academic
Team competition sponsored by Phi Theta tity Haxton of Englewood; Courtney Perret of
Kappa International Honor Society.
Durban, South Africa; Malin Wallén of Stock-
The honorees were chosen for their out-
standing academic achievement, leadership holm, Sweden; and Flavia Rostetter of Ker-
and service to their communities, and will be
recognized at an awards ceremony in Tampa zers, Switzerland.
on April 6. Each possesses a minimum 3.5 cu-
mulative grade point average, and most are “I’m pleased to recognize this group of out-
members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
standing scholars for excelling in their stud-
IRSC recipients include Courtney Per-
rett of Ft. Pierce; Tori Meyer of Port St. Luc- ies while providing leadership and service to

their schools and communities,” shared Pam

Stewart, Florida Commissioner of Education.

“Our colleges have done an excellent job pre-

paring these students for success now and in

the future. I’m confident these are among the

From left: Tori Meyer, Wyatt Deihl, Brian Barral, Rylee Lopez, Samantha Hernandez, Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC next generation of leaders in the Sunshine
President, Jaden Kline, Chastity Haxton, Courtney Perret, Malin Wallén and Flavia Rostetter.
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ACROSS 77 Morgue content 17 One of Stalin’s in Mexico
1 Intolerance 79 “The music is secret forces 95 Scores high on

director ___; let them 18 Expensive an assignment
11 “___ a white play” (Shak.) failures 99 Underdog wins
81 H’s is 1.00794 103 Helium adjective
powder ... ” (A. 85 Naumachy 21 Once-secret 106 “I did it, and
Conan Doyle) setting flying wing
19 Halting words 86 British-battling ___ you!”
20 Watchmaker Bantu 22 Having left a will 109 Dancer
23 Some perform 88 Indicator 30 In the style of To
without nets 90 Bert and John Nazimova
24 Get rid of human 92 Bush was one a Skylark, e.g. 111 Knobby part
bondage 94 Consarned 32 Tax anew 112 No. 2 in the lab
25 Ruby and rose 96 Delaware Indian 34 I love, to Livy 113 Collections
26 Horne and Olin 97 Heavens 37 Dresden donkey 116 She’ll treat your
27 Have ___ mind 98 Nom ___ 39 Laine and Moore
to 100 God or gastropod 40 Necessary to life creature
28 Cleanser-label 101 Milnes milieu 42 Zygote 118 Three or four,
list 102 Lace
29 Chilly river 104 FedEx rival precursors approx.
chunks 105 Pronoun 48 Counsel, old-
31 Any guy, to Sen. 107 Bergen dummy The Washington Post
Claghorn 108 Virginia willow style
32 Kurosawa’s King 110 Nursemaids 50 Pro ___ WORD BUILDING By Merl Reagle
Lear 112 Lhasa ___ 52 Royal sport
33 Equality letters 114 Eye invader 55 Closet-clearing Gift Certificates for Mom
35 Pharaoh’s pet 115 Like a certain
36 “___ cute?” scale event Give her the Gift of Relief.
(Mom’s query) 117 Any compact, 57 Genus of marine
38 Efforts that get easily stored item Provides Relief For:
compliments 119 Dressed down skates
41 Spondulix 120 Six years, in D.C. 58 Rabbit keepers • Stress
43 Old cars 121 Sleep on it 59 “___ know you?” • Backache
44 Jethro ___ 122 Crossing 61 “Time ___ the • Migraines
45 Face of Caesar DOWN • Muscle Tension
46 Speedy Steve of 1 Causing to look essence” • Sciatica Pain Relief
the 1980s small 63 Cell dweller • Joint Pain/Arthritis
47 Marathon, e.g. 2 Turns, often in 64 Be indecisive • Stimulate Blood Flow/Diabetes
49 Come together anger • Enhance Flexibility - Golf Game
51 Drawn Alley 3 He’s Sting about • Mild Form - Fibromyalgia
53 Tennis great 4 Risk more, in a 65 Super “scoopers” • and More!!
54 Dodgers owner way 66 McKinley et al.:
and mover 5 Snit intro
56 Get too big for 6 Plummeted abbr.
one’s britches? 7 Certain buzzers 68 Bovary, Butterfly,
59 Actress Irene 8 “___ rien appris”
60 Noted (“They have et al.
Dogpatcher learned nothing”) 70 Blockhead
62 William Dean (Talleyrand) 73 Namely, in Latin:
Howells’s The 9 Aircraft metal
Rise of Silas ___ 10 Dame Myra abbr.
67 Eschewers of 11 Uris opus 74 Escapes
seconds 12 Anastasia’s last 75 Of tissue
69 Wrong name 78 Anti-crabgrass
71 Start of an Eden 13 Sea that’s a lake
series 14 Edward the ___ product
72 Mesh, or part of 15 Blind MacGyver 80 Thaw
a bird actor Dana 81 Loser to Herbert
76 Returns from the 16 “___ lied”
dead Hoover
82 Second-try

words
83 Common shade

tree
84 Italian 3
87 One who opens

by tearing (from
the “flammable /
inflammable”
school of
dictionary words)
89 “O ye gods, ___
worthy” (Shak.)
91 Fancy plane
93 Lizards for lunch,

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CAN YOU CORRECTLY USE YOUR CONVENTIONS? WEST NORTH EAST
Q 10 3 98654 J
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist KQJ92 A7 10 8 3
J 10 5 743 A96
You probably have a copy of “25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know” by Barbara J3 972 K Q 10 8 6 5
Seagram and Marc Smith. Now comes a companion book, “Practice Makes Perfect”
by Seagram and David Bird (Master Point Press). In each of the 25 chapters, you get a SOUTH
précis of the convention followed by four instructive deals showing that convention in AK72
action. (It is a pity that each deal isn’t set as a 26-card problem first, but then the book 654
would be huge.) KQ82
A4
In this deal, how should South plan the play in three spades after West leads the heart
king? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West

North used a transfer bid, showing five-plus spades and at least zero points! I think The Bidding:
South should have rebid three spades, a superaccept showing four-card support, a
doubleton somewhere and an excellent hand for play in spades. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 NT Pass 2 Hearts Pass
Given the 3-1 spade break, the dummy (the long-trump hand) has six potential losers: 2 Spades Pass Pass 3 Clubs LEAD:
one spade, one heart, two diamonds and two clubs. One of North’s clubs can be ruffed 3 Spades Pass Pass Pass King Hearts
in the South hand, so declarer needs to find East with the diamond ace.

After winning with dummy’s heart ace, South should lead a diamond toward his hand.
Assuming East ducks, declarer wins with his king, takes his top trumps and returns a
heart. West wins, cashes the spade queen and shifts to the club jack, but South wins
with his ace, ruffs his last heart on the board and leads a second diamond toward his
hand to get home.

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being a tad cheaper.

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