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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 32 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018
Services District Officials hope
holds line again 2 projects get
on utility rates state approval
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Same as last year, and the year
before, and the year before. Two companies are eying prop-
erties within the Tradition Center
“Eight years of no utility in- for Commerce – the jobs corridor
creases,” said Dennis Pickle, man- that fronts Interstate 95 south of
ager and utilities director of the St. Tradition Square. And while the
Lucie West Services District. City of Port St. Lucie and the St.
Lucie County Commission have
Pickle spoke to St. Lucie Voice given their blessing, the state is
in a phone interview before the expected to render its decision
Board of Supervisors was slated to soon.
take its first vote for the 2018-2019
budget on Tuesday. Even then, it’s not a done deal
until the companies purchase the
The district’s utility rates will land. “Just because our local gov-
stay the same under the pro- ernments approved the packages
posed budget. doesn’t not necessarily mean [the
companies] will commit – but
“We’re not projecting any (in- [it] sure is a very good sign,” said
creases) until probably 2021. If Economic Development Council
we’re effectively able to keep push- President Pete Tesch.
ing them down we’ll have 10 years
Tesch said he hopes an official
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 announcement from each
company will be made
PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY around or before the
fourth quarter this year.
The boys of summer ... The two economic
Sunday’s game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Daytona Tortugas went by code names Proj-
made for an idyllic summer afternoon at First Data Field in St. Lucie ect Glaze and Project Con-
West. Mets left fielder Gene Cone makes solid contact, above, while
little Joel Garcia, 4, right, celebrates catching a foul ball. The Mets’ 5-4 CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
win improved their season record to 44-64 through Sunday
In St. Lucie schools, there really IS such a thing as a free lunch
RS‘EBHEEIFPRSPNHRAAODPJEEETC:TPTE.I4’S BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer decision just as the summer break free and reduced lunches. Each Child Nutrition Services Pro-
[email protected] was winding down and schools has a student population of more gram Manager Deborah Wuest
PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT are getting ready for the return of than 40 percent that directly qual- explained that the food services
Students at 16 St. Lucie County thousands of students. ifies for the program due to their budget is separate from that of
schools will be able to eat not just families receiving other govern- the general budget for the School
breakfast for free, but also lunch The schools were selected ment assistance, such as food District, which allows her flexibil-
– no catch, no application. The based on the sizable student pop- stamps.
School District announced the ulation that already qualifies for CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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THE TORRE STORY: Will big baseball name help IRSC team make one for itself?
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Former major leaguer Frank Torre Jr., left, is IRSC’s new baseball coach.
this.’ I was teaching at the time and I got and unique opportunity at IRSC. I was fa- PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
The name Torre is synonymous with hired as coach at Dwyer.” miliar with the programs and its history.
baseball. Frank Torre Sr. played Major I know what a sleeping giant it is. I really ing how they’re doing, and knowing that
League Baseball as a first baseman for the Torre had great success at his alma ma- think it will be a great challenge and I’m you’ve helped; that’s what it’s all about.”
Boston Braves, a team that later moved to ter, earning four Florida High School Ath- excited to try to bring it back to where it
Milwaukee. In 1957, he won a World Series letic Association District Championship was. I knew we can do that.” Torre is the national director for the Stu-
with the Braves and later played for the wins, a Regional Championship and an dent Athlete Community Service Network,
Phillies. His brother Joe Torre is a mem- appearance in 2017 in the State Champi- While baseball is in his blood, he sees which started in 2011.
ber of the Hall of Fame, having played for onship game. Six of his players were se- his role as coach as being about much
several teams and managed the New York lected in the Major League Baseball Ama- more than sports. “It was initially a way for players at Dw-
Yanks to four World Championships He is teur Draft and 44 have moved on to play yer (to give back) and it exploded,” he said.
currently Major League baseball’s Chief college ball. “One of my favorite things about coach- “We have events in golf, lacrosse, baseball,
Baseball Officer. ing is being around young men and mold- softball. We host events and the kids play,
Torre gave a lot of thought to taking ing them on and off the field in relation- and part of it is community service.”
Frank’s son, Frank Torre Jr., took a dif- the IRSC position. “I was happy in high ships that last a lifetime,” he said. “We
ferent path, one that has led him to Indi- school,” he said. “I thought about whether compete for certain goals. I talk to guys At the golf tournament, players donated
an River State College, where he has been I wanted to move, but it was an attractive five years after they’re done playing, see- gas cards to assist the families of children
named head baseball coach. Torre spoke at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with travel
recently about what brought him to Fort expenses. “We thought it would help the
Pierce and what he learned about baseball
and life from his family. CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Torre attended William T. Dwyer High
School in Palm Beach Gardens and got a
scholarship to the University of New Orle-
ans. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates and played in the major leagues for
a short time.
“I retired on my own,” he said. “I want-
ed to go back and finish college. I stayed
out of baseball for six or eight years; I was
asked to help coach and the first day, I
said, ‘Man. I need to be out there doing
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The Voici Bernadette’s bow, left, and stern. Below, Jim Oppenburn points out the work that has been done to turn the freighter into an artificial reef. PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT FRANK TORRE JR.
‘Here’s Bernadette’: Artificial reef project is shipshape CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer being tested to make sure it’s safe. players further on in life to make a differ-
[email protected] If it’s not, it’s removed. ence. If you play a sport, people look up to
you. It’s important how you conduct your-
“Just call her Bernadette,” “This is going to make such self on and off the field, in the classroom,
Mark Music said of the 180-foot great fish habitat,” he said sur- the community and on the field. I like to
freighter that will soon be sunk veying the ship while standing in stress it with the players.”
in the ocean to become an artifi- the cargo hold. Oppenborn said
cial reef. The French-named Voici he might dive on the reef once its Torre comes by his interest in giving
Bernadette translates to “Here is sunk, but he doubts he’ll get too back from his father. “He was a really good
Bernadette.” deep into it. “I don’t dive much example,” his son said. “He spent eight
now,” he said. years in the major leagues and then he re-
Music is helping to organize a tired and went into business. He became
fundraising campaign to get the Exactly how deep the ship will chairman of the Business Assistance team,
freighter ready for life under the be when sunk remains to be de- or BAT. It helps former players that strug-
sea. More than $150,000 is need- termined. However, Oppenborn gled. He would see former teammates
ed for the cleanup, hauling and believes shallow divers will be struggling with medical issues or with life
sinking. Already, events have raised a few thousand dollars. Mu- able to reach a portion of the ship while deeper divers would be after baseball. He knew, with all the money
sic said his team is exploring corporate sponsorships as well as able to explore more. The freighter will eventually become the in the game today, that something could
grants to help defray the costs. home of countless fish and other sealife, including the possibil- be done. Some players donate 1 or 2 per-
ity of corals. And while it will serve as a fish habitat, volunteers cent of their salary to BAT. It was a great
On a recent tour of the freighter, St. Lucie Voice got a glimpse are quick to point out that this will be “The People’s Reef” – fund- example to a young kid and it must have
into life on the ship. Bunk rooms still had newspaper cartoons ed with the help of regular people and open for diving and other rubbed off on me.”
taped to doors. Rusted and banged-up pots and pans lied strewn recreational pursuits.
about the mess. The wheelhouse provided a grand view of what “This isn’t just a St. Lucie thing,” Music said of the reef, though it Torre has high regard for his uncle Joe, as
would have been top of the ship. Now, visitors could see down will be sunk off St. Lucie’s coast. “It’s a Treasure Coast thing.” well. “He’s a great person, a great guy,” he
into the almost-empty cargo hold. He said there is little funding coming from the government to said. “I looked up to him. I was a bat boy. I
make this reef a reality; more community support is needed.
All the “nasty stuff” is being removed, said St. Lucie County learned a lot from him about managing and
Coastal Resources Supervisor Jim Oppenborn. McCulley Marine HOW YOU CAN HELP: seeing how he dealt with things. I thought
Services was tapped to clean up the ship, which was given to Area businesses, fishermen and residents interested in support- it was cool and never took it for granted. I
the county by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The federal ing efforts to sink this 180-foot freighter can do so through spon- soaked it all up. I know how cool it was and
agency seized the freighter earlier this year after discovering it sorship and donations, including placing a personalized plaque I appreciated every moment of it.”
was being used to run drugs. on the ship to memorialize a friend or loved one. These plaques
range in price from $100-$500 and can be considered a tax-de- Torre just came on the job at IRSC at the
Hydraulic fluids and fuel tanks are being removed. Motors, ductible donation. For details contact Katrina Collins at Ka- end of July and was just getting his roster
engines and the like are being dismantled and removed. Areas [email protected]; Kathy Green at [email protected] settled when we spoke.
that have been fully stripped are being steam cleaned to ensure com or Christa Stone at [email protected] or visit: https://
no chemical residue remains. “They know what they’re doing,” www.mmpsenvironmental.com/. “The goal is to come in and compete
Oppenborn said of the clean-up crew. and win the conference,” he said. “I want
to set the tone from Day One. I want the
The ship is being monitored and tested to EPA standards, ac- kids to have a great experience.”
cording to Oppenborn. Insulation, wiring, hoses – everything is
The coach will never forget his priori-
ties. “Most important is getting a degree,”
he said. “They need to take care of busi-
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Back-to-school buzz at Expo
PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT The Port St. Lucie Civic 2018 Vendor Fair &
Center was abuzz with Education Session
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UTILITY RATES is for sewer, $19.29. Irrigation is $18.45. Wa- This Presentation!
ter $15.42. Additionally, the district charges
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 $3.47 for 1,000 gallons of water and $3.86 Make Your
for 1,000 gallons of sewage. Reservation
of no rate increases,” Pickle added. Today and Enjoy a
The district is a hybrid governmental All property owners in St. Lucie West pay Hot Breakfast Buffet, Giveaways and
two district assessments on their property A Learning Experience
body responsible for water, sewage and taxes. One is for stormwater management.
stormwater management in St. Lucie West. “That’s $106 per (equivalent residential Friday, Aug. 24th, 9am
As such, it must hold public hearings about unit,” Pickle said.
the annual budget and adopt one for the St. Lucie Dance Theatre,
coming fiscal year by the end of September. The other assessment is for paying off a 751 N.W. Enterprise Dr.
The second and final budget hearing will be bond the district issued to build much of its
on Tuesday, Sept. 11. infrastructure. This year property owners Please RSVP by Aug. 18th
paid $186 assessments. “That one actually
The proposed budget totals $17.4 mil- went up,” Pickle said. Please Have Your Community Assoc. Name,
lion. The largest share goes to operating And Your Position Ready. Community Association
expenses – keeping the proverbial lights on. Under the proposed budget, that assess- Managers Will Need Their Licenses Number Available
That’s $8.6 million. The second largest is ment will be $194 next year. Interestingly,
debt repayment at $5 million. Capital proj- that’s because of the federal government. Erika Grden, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
ects, which includes starting construction Bills that cut corporate tax rates had lan- Director of Training & Development
of the new office at 450 SW Utility Drive, is guage that increased the cost of paying off
$3.8 million. some government bonds. 772-871-0004 E-mail: [email protected]
Services District customers pay a base “When the government changed the cor-
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CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
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UTILITY RATES Residents at the Cascades had a separate District doesn’t have any say over that as- refinancing bonds at favorable times and
bond assessment on their property taxes, sessment but does receive 75 percent of tapping evolving technologies that reduce
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A7 but it’s paid off. “In 2019 they no longer see what’s paid in its area. expenses.
that assessment,” Pickle said.
matic inflator,” Pickle explained. While the district has been the benefi- “We’re less than 7,000 customers,” he
Payers will see that assessment for a few Last year Cascades property owners paid ciary of economic developments, such as said.
$180 each on that assessment. relatively low fuel prices, Pickle said it has
more years. “That bond is paid off in 2025,” been able to maintain unchanged rates “It’s a little tougher to stay up with the
Pickle said. Port St. Lucie has a city-wide stormwa- largely through active innovation, such as changes in treatment processes and inno-
ter assessment. The St. Lucie West Services vative ways to treat and process.”
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IN LOVING MEMORY Mrs. David and Blanche Morgenstern. He Morgenstern of New York, Matthew Mor-
moved to Port St. Lucie, in 1998 coming genstern of Florida, Nicole Morgenstern
JEAN MARIE BERGSTOL, 72 (wife, Cathy); and many other loving family from Long Island, N.Y., and Charleston, of Florida, Marcus Keiser of Florida, Mea-
Port St. Lucie members and friends. S.C. gan Keiser of Florida, Charlie Jernihan of
Florida, and Payton Keiser of Florida.
Jean Marie Bergstol, 72, of Torino in Port Jean enjoyed playing slot machines and Michael owned Continental Instru-
St. Lucie departed this life Thursday, Aug. the lights at the casino, as well as spending ments in Westbury, N.Y. He was the pres- MILT DUFF, 92
2. She was born April 4, 1946. time in the garden and arts and crafts. ident of the Homeowners Association for Port St. Lucie
the Vineyards in St. Lucie West.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of MICHAEL S. MORGENSTERN, 85 Milt Duff, 92, of Port St. Lucie passed
52 years, Richard S. Bergstol; children, Deb- St. Lucie West Michael was very involved with Big away Aug. 1.
orah Brammeier (husband, Doug), Kenneth Brothers Big Sisters and started the bicy-
Bergstol and Timothy Bergstol; grandchil- Michael Stuart Morgenstern, 85, of St. cle drive that continues today. Born on July 18, 1926, to Charles Duff Sr.
dren, Krystal Brammeier, Dustin Bergstol Lucie West in Port St. Lucie passed away in and Florence Knight, Milt came to Florida
and Courtney Bergstol; great-granddaugh- his home on Aug. 1. Michael was born on Survivors include his wife of 23 years, from Vermont in the 1970s.
ter, Aurora Reid; brother, Michael Granato May 4, 1933, in Queens, N.Y., to Mr. and Kim Morgenstern; son, David (Geri) Mor-
genstern of New York; step-sons, William A WWII veteran serving in the Navy, Milt
Keiser of Florida and Jason (Mindy) Keiser could often be found bowling and working
of Florida; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Steve) with wood in his workshop.
Micallef of Florida; grandchildren, Daniel
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VOTE Bobby HOPKINS FREE LUNCHES viding breakfast to all students.
“It’s such an important meal of the
FOR ST. LUCIE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
day,” she said, explaining that too often
Committed - Leadership -Experience ity in determining what programs can students don’t get breakfast at home.
be offered. Funded through the federal
BUILDING A BETTER ST. LUCIE COUNTY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW government, Wuest said she could open The cost of the free breakfast is ab-
up free meals at the 16 schools based on sorbed in the food services budget,
As a 47 Year Resident of St. Lucie community need. Wuest said.
County, I Want To Give Back.
“One of the healthiest meals the kids The School District has more than
As a member of the following associations, these also can receive is at school,” she said. Meals 39,000 students, of which 76 percent
served at schools are reviewed and iden- qualify for the free and reduced lunch
have helped me understand the needs of our community, tified as healthy based on the number of program, according to Wuest.
calories they provide, the amount of pro-
along with understanding specific needs of individuals! tein, fat and carbohydrates they provide, Parents or guardians who would like
as well as the vitamins offered. to apply for the free and reduced lunch
• 4 yrs. on the Planning and Zoning Board program – and don’t have students at-
Students select an entrée and can tending one of the participating schools
• 5 yrs. on the Port of Ft. Pierce Advisory Committee. choose as many as three fruits and veg- – are encouraged to fill out an online ap-
etables, a grain and a milk. plication found on the School District’s
• Pastor At Fairlawn Baptist Church web site, www.stlucieschools.org. Click
Wuest said that many of the students on “Meal Application” and follow the
• Treasure Coast Builder Association who avail themselves of the program prompts.
might not otherwise get anything to eat.
• Fort Pierce Central High School Alumni For some, she said, the only food they eat “Get the application in,” Wuest said.
is what they can get at school. “It’s so important.”
• Pastor At Living Word Ministry of Fort Pierce
While students attending non-par- The District will review each applica-
• D.A.R.E. Program in St. Lucie County Bobby Hopkins ticipating schools won’t automatically tion and has 10 days from submittal to
receive lunch for free, their families can render a decision. Decisions are usually
• Motivational Speaker, St. Lucie County School District 37 yrs. as a self employed business owner apply for assistance and, if approved, issued sooner.
could get lunch either for free or at a re-
Elect me as your commissioner and my priorities will be as follows: duced price. Paper applications, too, could be filled
out on the first day of school, according to
• Sustainable job growth and keeping small business prosperous within our communities with Regardless of the school, however, all Wuest, but they take longer to be review.
a long term job outlook. students district-wide can receive break-
• Safety for all residents, i.e., at home, within there workplace, and all public areas. fast for free. Students who received a benefit last
• First responders, law enforcement, fire department, and hospitals all need the utmost support. year will be able to carry that benefit for-
• Protecting our students at all school locations with law enforcement officers, and improved security measures. “There is a need,” Wuest said of pro- ward during the first 30 days of school to
• Improving & maintaining our roadways, traffic control, and common areas throughout the entire county. give families time enough to go through
• Keeping St. Lucie County financially stable, while maintaining all services available to our residents & visitors. the application process.
• Making sure the Indian River Lagoon remains a healthy and safe environment.
• Preserving conservation programs throughout the entire county.
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Construction kicks off on intersection upgrades at PSL and Gatlin blvds.
Construction has started on improvements to the signal, crosswalk and sidewalk ramp upgrades at the Port designated right-turn additions to eastbound and west-
intersection of Port St. Lucie and Gatlin boulevards. St. Lucie Boulevard and Gatlin/Tulip intersection; medi-
Work started Aug. 1 and is expected to continue an and turn-lane storage modifications on Port St. Lucie bound Aviation Avenue and southbound Brighton Street;
through April 2019. The project includes the area be- Boulevard and Gatlin Boulevard; Port St. Lucie Boulevard
tween Gatlin and Dalton Avenue on Port St. Lucie Bou- median closure at the Bravo Shopping Center; Tulip Bou- utilities relocations and drainage modifications; and
levard and between Brighton Street and College Park levard traffic separator installation between Port St. Luc-
Road/Tulip Boulevard on Gatlin. ie Boulevard and College Park Road with installation of milling, overlay, signing and pavement marking through-
a traffic circle at College Park Road and Tulip Boulevard;
Crews will be installing a traffic signal, a pedestrian out the project limits.
Efforts will be made to limit traffic disruptions, but
lane closures and detours will be necessary to accom-
plish the improvements. – CONTRIBUTED
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS cut, for now, company representative Dan Accel International makes plated copper 1895 and employs 443 people in Washing-
Chung said he already anticipates many of wiring used in the aviation, medical and ton and Port St. Lucie and serves 80 coun-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 the executives putting in requests to trans- electronic industries. tries. It manufactures eye surgery devices.
fer to Florida or at least spend vacation
nect while winding their way through gov- time here. “We have been growing rapidly,” Chung “We’re happy to be here,” Oculus repre-
ernmental reviews. Both companies sought told the County Commission. “We’re kind of sentative Ross McDonough told the City
– and received – enticements to move to the “It’s a wonderful place to live,” Chung bursting at the seams.” Council.
Tradition Center for Commerce. said of Connecticut, “but it’s very cold.”
Project Glaze was the code name given “We want to stay here. And we want to
In both cases, they sought a 10-year Council members told Chung that Flori- a German family-owned ophthalmologic build our business here and that is what it
property tax exemption, impact fee mitiga- da – and Port St. Lucie specifically – has the manufacturing company that already calls boils down to.”
tion, and fast-tracked permitting for con- cure for cold. St. Lucie West home.
struction. He reminded the council that Oculus has
Tesch told the council and the commis- Oculus Optikgerate Gmbh, the parent been in St. Lucie West for five years. “It’s all
Accel International, which went by Proj- sion that the economic impact analysis company, owns Oculus Surgical located on working out swell here,” McDonough said.
ect Connect, plans to make a $43 million in- concluded Accel International’s move to NW Mercantile Place, which employs 31
vestment via construction and equipment Tradition would result in a one-time $21.2 people. The company recently acquired an- Both the City Council and County Com-
purchases. million boost to the economy through new other business and plans to consolidate and mission unanimously approved the eco-
construction and a $20 million annual boost expand its operations. nomic development incentive packages
It plans to hire 125 employees over three via employment. for Accel and Oculus. Assuming the state
years with an average salary of $47,000 – not To do so, Oculus plans to build a gives its blessings, the firms are expected
including those of upper management, who The planned 125-employee number 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and dis- to negotiate purchase and sale agreements
would be paid more. would increase through indirect job growth, tribution facility and add 50 new employ- with the City of Port St. Lucie to buy land
essentially creating nearly 400 jobs. ees over the next three years. Those jobs in the Tradition Center for Commerce. If
Already, Accel has locations in Connecti- would have average salaries of $43,000, not approved, then the companies would be
cut and Indiana. And while the company Tesch said the total economic impact including benefits. expected to announce their decision on
plans to keep its headquarters in Connecti- output would be closer to $150 million. moving to Tradition.
“This will have a profound impact,” he said. Oculus Optikgerate was established in
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FLORIDA’S NEW OPIOID LAW COMES
WITH CHALLENGES FOR HOSPITALS
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer convenient for patients that need the drugs dicts will do anything –
for a longer period of time.
Florida has a new opioid law. including going to mul-
It’s a law that will affect many state resi- (There are some exemptions to the new
dents and all hospitals, including Indian three-to-seven-day rule, including for can- tiple doctors, clinics or
River Medical Center. cer patients and those in palliative care or
IRMC’s chief medical officer Dr. Kathy end-of-life care.) hospitals – to try to get
Grichnik and emergency department direc-
tor Dr. Brian Wiley say they are prepared for What will likely go unnoticed by the pub- the drugs they crave,
challenges posed by the new law. lic at large, however, is what the new law
That’s a good thing, because it’s a big chal- is requiring from hospitals. That includes and frankly, emergen-
lenge. mandatory opioid education for the entire
For starters, the new law requires all Flor- staff, which Grichnik explains, “has to be ac- cy departments shoul- Dr. Brian Wiley and Dr. Kathy Grichnik. HOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
ida physicians – including those in hospi- credited or certified education.”
tals – to check a state database every time der some of the blame
they prescribe opioid drugs. If the patient’s Emergency department director Wiley
records show a history of multiple prescrip- jumps in to add, “I am actually in process for that. According to a July 28 article in these drugs. In fact, opioid addiction and
tions for certain medications, a big red flag of going through all our discharge software
will be raised. and making sure we’re in full compliance the Washington Post, a study in the journal overdoses are now the leading cause of acci-
What will probably grab the most atten- with all the new narcotics regulations. In
tion, however, is the law’s new three-day addition, all our care providers are currently “Annals of Emergency Medicine” covering dental death in this country.
supply limit for drugs such as codeine, oxy- in the process of going through their opioid
codone, hydrocodone, Demerol and Perco- education.” the years 2011 to 2015 found that fully “one In 2016 alone, over 5,700 Floridians lost
cet for patients with acute pain due to sur-
gery, trauma or acute illnesses. Wiley’s work has already paid at least one quarter of adults who went to hospital emer- their lives to opioid drugs. Add that to more
If the prescribing doctor decides – and dividend.
can document – that those drugs are medi- gency departments with sprained ankles than 50,000 additional deaths nationwide
cally necessary, that prescription be expand- “We had somebody come into the emer-
ed to a seven-day supply. After that, patients gency department yesterday,” Wiley recalls, were prescribed opioid painkillers.” and it’s easy to understand why the term
will need to be reassessed by a physician in “and we did an E-FORCSE (Electronic Flor-
order to get a refill – not a bad idea, but in- ida Online Reporting of Controlled Sub- As Orlando Health points out, “When “opioid crisis” has become a staple on the
stance Evaluation) search and found out he
had just gotten three scripts from three dif- taken for a short duration by prescription, nightly news.
ferent providers within the last week.”
opioid pain relievers are considered safe. Naturally, no one wants to be in pain and
That is the scourge of opioid addition. Ad-
But these drugs interact with the nerve cells ‘opioids’ are quite effective at relieving it, but
in the body and brain, producing a sense of Grichnik says there’s an even better way.
euphoria in addition to bringing pain relief, At IRMC, she says, “there’s been a big push
which makes them inviting to take beyond around the hospital, in the ED, in the OR and
the need for relieving pain. As the brain be- on the floors, to use multimodal analgesia.”
comes used to the dosage, it requires more What’s multimodal analgesia?
of the drug to provide pain relief and the Grichnik explains it this way: “If I choose
feeling of well-being. This makes it easy to four or five different kinds of drugs, I can
become addicted.” reduce the amount of opioid I get because
How easy? Current estimates are that up I’m going to get a better efficacy, better pain
to 30 percent of patients who are prescribed control and reduce side effects.
opioids for chronic pain end up misusing “Part of our opioid crisis in the U.S. is be-
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method of pain control when we actually side effect of opioids is going to be respirato- macists. anesthesia, if you can.”
know that multimodal analgesia is a better. ry depression. People die because they take
too much and they don’t breathe.” “The other program we’re starting is Will changes like the ones above at hospi-
“If you add some intravenous Tylenol,” called Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, or tals across the state put an end to the opioid
Grichnik continues, “or you add a drug Grichnik points to two new programs that ERAS. The goal is exactly the same. Prepare crisis? No. Will there be hiccups? Will chang-
called gabapentin, you can use smaller dos- have been launched at IRMC. patients ahead of time. Teach them, educate es be needed? Yes. But if the new law does
es of each drug and they actually work to- them, get them ready for the surgery. Have begin to slow the rate of opioid addiction
gether. When they work together, you have “We now have a new pain team for op- them be physically ready. In the OR, min- and opioid-related deaths, it will be an im-
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Superb home in The Estates
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11931 SW Aventino Drive in The Estates at Tradition: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3,448-square-foot home
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Superb home in The Estates checks all the ‘Wow’ boxes
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist going for it from the moment you drive up
[email protected] and see the lushly landscaped island that
provides privacy. The paver walkway leads to
There are certain things in a house that an entrance flanked by windows and nestled
really flick my switch. Among them are great under a little overhang. That, too, adds priva-
closets, a fantastic kitchen and a fabulous cy and offers protection from the elements.
master bath. The house at 11931 SW Aventi-
no Drive in The Estates at Tradition checks all Inside, the house is light and bright, with
those boxes and more. This nearly-new four archways to add architectural interest. The
bedroom house with 3 ½ baths has 3,448 house has a dining room, 10 feet, 1 inch by 13
square feet of living space, tremendous curb feet, 5 inches, and a spacious living room 20-
appeal and wonderful views of the preserve 1-by-18-9. There is also a family room, 17-by-
in the back. It is a house that has so much 15-6, and a nicely-sized dining area, making
Mike Rice, Agent Talk to this house ideal for entertaining or raising said, it’s a “Wow,” a view echoed by Moira
974 SW St Lucie West Blvd your neighbors, kids. There is a wet bar for additional storage. Feely-Rekus of Lang Realty.
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 then talk to me.
The kitchen in this house is truly the heart The master bedroom is a generous 15-1-
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Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® ite counters, an onyx backsplash, above and the preserve.The master suite has two walk-in
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FEATURES FOR 11931 SW AVENTINO DRIVE
sort. There are three additional bedrooms, Neighborhood: The Estates at Tradition munity pool and you can go for a swim and re-
each approximately 12-by-11, two additional Year built: 2014 Construction: CBS turn home to dry off in the sun.What a fun way
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or den or office. The number of bathrooms Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Of course, this is Tradition, which means
and bedrooms gives flexibility of usage; the Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile that you are not far from the main street
house is ideal for families, retirees, snowbirds with its shops and dining. Picture yourself
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imagine relaxing with guests or enjoying a drink side and out. You don’t have to compromise
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw brisk activity from July 3-Aug. 1,
as 24 single-family residences and lots changed hands (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 1382 SW Bent Pine Cove. First listed in March for
$375,888, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,633-square-foot residence sold for $355,000 on Aug. 1.
The seller was represented by agent William N. Eggeling of RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc. The purchas-
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SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1382 SW BENT PINE COVE 3/9/2018 $375,888 8/1/2018 $324,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6242 NW GULL COURT 12/15/2017 $369,900 8/1/2018 $320,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8937 CHAMPIONS WAY 3/29/2018 $359,998 7/31/2018 $320,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8937 CHAMPIONS WAY 3/31/2018 $359,998 7/31/2018 $308,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7240 MARSH TERRACE 3/28/2018 $319,900 7/30/2018 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11801 SW CRESTWOOD CIRCLE 6/23/2018 $319,900 7/31/2018 $290,903
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original movie, is performed by
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seau’s nemesis, Chief Inspector
Charles Dreyfus, head of the
French police, and obsessed
with winning the Medal of Hon-
or, is played by the inimitable
Kevin Kline. According to Wiki-
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10th installment, French foot-
ball coach Yves Gluant enters
the stadium wearing the Pink
Panther diamond ring, a symbol
of pride and victory. He kisses
his girlfriend, pop star Xania
(Beyonce), and whispers in her
ear. After France wins the game
in sudden death, the coach is
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A musical education can prove to be instrumental for a young mind
As kids get ready to return to school, we involved in musical games, with a caregiver
singing or dancing while holding a baby.
think about the importance of reading and When the child is around 3, you might join
classes with the child that are meant for
science and math skills. Music lessons, ei- preschoolers. They will learn about beat
and different instruments.
ther as part of the band or orchestra, or in
By 5, they might be ready for the violin
a private setting, are often considered “ex- or piano, recorder or guitar, all favorites
of beginning musicians. Again, the goal is
SHELLEY tracurricular activities,” appreciating and understanding music,
KOPPEL but there is a growing not becoming a child prodigy. It’s not until
body of evidence that most kids are around 10 that lessons to
improve performance make sense.
MY TAKE music education can
help children learn in Cutietta also makes the important point
that the instrument and the child need to
other areas and is good for the brain. fit each other. One reason the violin is so
popular as a starter instrument is that it
In a series of articles on PBS.com., can be made in smaller sizes for smaller
hands. If your child isn’t comfortable hold-
Laura Lewis Brown, a freelance writer, and ing the instrument, he or she won’t play it. Addition-
ally, if the child doesn’t like the sound the instrument
Robert Cutietta, dean of the University makes, the same thing applies.
If at all possible, it’s a good idea to rent or purchase a
of Southern California Thornton School used instrument until you know if the instrument your
child really, really wants to play is the one that he’ll
of Music, discuss the benefits of music stick with. I recently talked to a middle schooler who
plays the trombone. She absolutely adores it. Certainly,
education. it would not be the instrument that first came to my
mind and I am so glad that she discovered her love for
Brown’s article, “The Benefits of Music it. She has an older sister who plays the euphonium, a
Education,” cites several advantages for CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
children, even the youngest ones, in music education. sound discrimination and fine motor tasks. Other
researchers have found improved spatial-temporal
One of the most important is language development. skills, the kind of skills that help youngsters visualize
elements that go teeter. This is similar to what happens
She cites the Children’s Music Workshop: “Recent when solving a math problem. No one is claiming that
being exposed to music will make anyone a math whiz
studies have clearly indicated that musical training and it certainly didn’t for me, but the study is one more
bit of evidence that music is good for the brain.
physically develops the part of the left side of the brain
When is the time right to begin music education?
known to be involved with processing languages, and Cutietta of USC argues that it depends on your defini-
tion of music lessons. Young children can be immersed
can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways.” in a musical environment and even infants can be
Another study, by Ellen Winter at Boston College
and Gottfried Schlaug, a neurologist at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical
School, found changes in brain images in youngsters
who had weekly music lessons. They did better on
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MY TAKE with a quote from Eric Rasmussen, chair about being musical. It gives you a better gible benefits to listening to music
of the Early Childhood Music Depart- understanding of yourself. The horizons and playing an instrument. You learn
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 ment at the Peabody Preparatory at Johns are higher when you are involved in discipline and focus and the ability to
Hopkins. music. Your understanding of art and the work with others in a band or orchestra.
tuba-like instrument, so she did have a world and how you think and express All of these are important, but the most
role model. “There is a massive benefit from being yourself are enhances.” important factor is the sheer joy music
musical that we don’t understand, but can bring. Starting it now can lead to a
Laura Lewis Brown concludes her it’s individual. Music is for music’s sake. Stories about listening to Mozart lifelong love.
article on the benefits of music education The benefit of music education for me is in utero apart, there are many tan-
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killed by a poison dart, and the Pink Pan- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer ‘Howl at the Moon’ at Riverside. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE
ther goes missing. Clouseau is assigned [email protected]
to solve the murder and the theft. The its Black Box Theatre. The bill features John Events in early September sometimes
cast includes Kristen Chenoweth and It’s hot, and not in a good way. I can’t Ferrentino and Chris Flanagan. get lost as the summer season ends and
Roger Rees. Show time: 2 p.m. Admission: believe that anyone would disagree with the new season hasn’t quite begun. A.C.T.
free. The film is rated PG, so, if you’re un- me on this. In fact, as Mrs. Slocomb in the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach has the Studio Theatre in Stuart will present Neil Si-
der 13, you’ll need a signed permission British sitcom “Are You Being Served” used Comedy Zone and Howl at the Moon Ex- mon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” beginning Sept.
slip, available at the desk. 772-337-5632. to say, “We are unanimous in that.” It’s hard perience going on over alternate weekends. 8. Two great ladies will grace the Lyric stage
to believe there is anything going on that Aug. 10-11 is the Comedy Zone and the two in September. British blues singer/song-
2 Another great summer mov- qualifies as entertainment because it’s too events alternate from there. In addition to writer Joanne Shaw Taylor will appear with
ie choice, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in darn hot. the live comedy of the Comedy Zone, there special guest JD Simo Sept. 15, and rocker
Time,” starring Storm Reid, Oprah Win- is free music at the Live in the Loop outdoor Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy win-
frey and Reese Witherspoon, will screen Actually, there is a lot going on, if you stage. The dueling pianos of the Howl at the ner, will perform Sept. 27.
this Sunday at the Sunrise Theatre in the know where to look. My friend Louise and Moon Experience are on the Waxlax Stage,
Fort Pierce venue’s free summer series. I recently went to see the movie “My Fair and there is also free live music outdoors. Don’t forget the many restaurants in our
In case you missed it when it came out Lady,” which was being presented free at area. Summer can be a rough time for them
earlier in the year, “A Wrinkle in Time” Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. I had seen it on stage The Riverwalk Stage in downtown Stu- and a summer brunch, lunch or dinner is a
is the science fantasy, adventure story and on television, but had never seen it art is the setting for Rock’n Riverwalk every great way to spend a few enjoyable hours. If
of 13-year-old middle school student on the big screen. What a treat! It was also Sunday from 1-4. There is live music each you couple it with a free event, you’ve got a
Meg Murry, who, with the help of three a great way to spend a hot Saturday after- week as well as vendors. The event is free “loverly” day planned.
star travelers, sets off on a journey to noon, in an air-conditioned theater with and is on a stage overlooking the waterfront.
find her dad, a famous astrophysicist cold drinks available. Now the Lyric is gear-
who, explains Wikipedia, mysteriously ing up for its Cult Movie series, beginning
disappeared when she was very young. Aug. 17 with “The Big Lebowski” and con-
Both Meg and her mom, Kate, believe tinuing for two Fridays a month. Tickets
he solved the question of humanity’s are $10 for each movie or $50 for the sev-
existence and was teleported to another en-movie series.
world. Show time: 3 p.m. Admission: free.
Get tickets only at the box office (4-tick- The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce still has
et limit) up to two hours before showing. some free movies on tap, including “A Wrin-
772-461-4775. P.S. Concessions will be kle in Time” Aug. 12, “Beauty and the Beast”
available. Aug. 19 and the Oscar-winning “The Shape
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concessions are available. The Sunrise will
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JazzScat: August sounds like the ’70s
This month, Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Black Box twice each month, so why not We wish you a happy and healthy new year 5779
Society is setting the time machine back- make the most of those two special eve-
wards again for another fabulous mini nings with a trip in our musical way-back Come home to the Temple that’s been here for you since 1948.
class reunion. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the machine?
Sunrise Black Box Theatre will be positive- Temple Beth El Israel Services will be conducted by:
ly vibrating with the sounds of the 1970s, Even though these are extra special 551 SW Bethany Drive Rabbi/Cantor Bruce Benson
and that includes classics evenings of music, memories and magic, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Enhanced by a professional choir throughout the
that will instantly transport (772) 336-2424 holidays and a string ensemble (For Kol Nidre service)
you to your favorite lighted the cover charge is still only Monday– Friday: 10-4 P.M.
dance-floor, white polyester $6 for members and $7 for Call for ticket information.
disco suit, and that decade everyone else. Best of all, your
when every weekend you admission price helps cover Saturday Sept 1 Selichot Service………………...…….........8:00 pm
seemed to have an incurable the costs of scholarships for Sunday Sept 9 Erev Rosh Hashanah………………….......7:00 pm
case of ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ young, talented musicians Monday Sept 10 Rosh Hashanah - First Day…….….........10:00 am
hoping to pursue a career in Tashlich
Sure, we’ll still have the classic jazz jam music, like the eight scholar- Children’s Service......................................2:00 pm
you love for the first hour of the evening as ships we gave out just a couple months
we always do, but on Aug. 28 we’ll roll up ago to area students. Tuesday Sept 11 Rosh Hashanah - Second Day……….....10:00 am We offer:
the rugs and the evening will be punctuat- So think about it for a minute or two. Sunday Sept 16 Kever Avot - Memorial Service…...….......1:00 pm • Religious School
ed with the music of your favorite jukebox Were you bonkers for the Bee Gees? • Family Services
which was the soundtrack of your roman- Freaked out for Frampton? Abba-solute- Tuesday Sept 18 at Beth El Memorial Park • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
tic teenage nights. It’s a chance to get in ly mad for ABBA? Get in touch with your Wednesday Sept 19 Kol Nidre……………………………..….......7:00 pm • Sisterhood/Brotherhood
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“do a little dance, make a little love, and for an evening of music and memories Children’s Service…….…………..............1:00 pm
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‘BONITO BLAST’ CATCHING ON AS
FIRST-RATE FISHING FUNDRAISER
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Emmons said the tourney seems to be the only The sixth annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast is next weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OF TREASURE COAST BONITO BLAST
one in Florida dedicated to the smaller, less loved
Not a lot of anglers aim for bonito. That will all relative of the tuna. She occasionally searches for
change on Saturday, Aug. 18. others online.
It’s time for the sixth annual Treasure Coast Bo- “If I put in ‘bonito’ and ‘tournament,’ I don’t
nito Blast. come up with anything,” she said. “I think we’re it.”
“A lot of the people like to fish for bonito, not Bonito are sometimes used as a less expensive
because it’s tasty, but it puts up a good fight,” said alternative to skipjack tuna. Folks around the Med-
Kim Emmons, president of the Treasure Coast Bo- iterranean and Black seas enjoy the fish, but it’s not
nito Blast. a hit in the United States. That’s how the tourna-
ment got started. A couple fishermen, in a bit of
The captains’ meeting will be on Friday, Aug. self-depreciating humor, said they’d win any fish-
17 at 6 p.m. at Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 ing tournament if bonito were counted. Then the
Dixie Highway, Stuart. Boats can launch from mental gears started turning.
anywhere with lines in water at 7 a.m. on Satur-
day. The weigh-in will be noon to 3 p.m. at The “Kit Munroe and Nippy Pauels – they were
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There’ll be an awards party starting at 4 p.m. around saying, ‘What if,’ and that’s how it got
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In addition to being a spot of fun for an- tions Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veteran. Beautiful Water Front Dining
glers to aim for a fish they normally avoid, He said the fund works with Department of
the tournament is an opportunity for some Veteran Affairs facilities throughout the state Free Lunch or Dinner
budget fun. The cost is $100 for a boat with to help recently-discharged veterans with
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“There’s not much happening in August,
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cheap. It’s something everybody could enjoy. diers for the transition,” Durkee said.
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“The unusual tournament fish and com- As a result, younger veterans sometimes
paratively low cost for entry,” Emmons said, fall behind on regular expenses, such as rent, Happy Hour Tues-Fri
makes the Bonito Blast an unusual chance as they try to adjust to the civilian workforce.
for anglers to mingle. Last year the fund helped about 1,000 veter- 4pm-5pm
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for the fund in 2017. “We had 182 boats last 4pm-5pm
It’s hard to find any fishing tournaments year,” Emmons said. The anglers caught
in the state’s second hottest month, too. more than 1,000 pounds of bonito. Emmons Tues. - Sat. 11am-10pm
There are a few around the state in Septem- said that the caught fish at the tournament Sun. 1pm-9pm
ber and they pick up toward the fall months. are sold to a reseller.
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Bonz chats with lovely Laci, a sociable Sato
Hi Dog Buddies! Sniff. “It’s my pleasure, Mr. Bonzo. This blanket. Then I came Laci. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
is my Mommy, Mary Jean, an my Daddy, over an gave Daddy lots
Woof, is it hot! I hope all you pooch- Bill. If you don’t mind, I’m gonna just take of licks to let him know back in your youth? Like, you know, chew
es are stayin’ cool an slurpin’ lotsa water a quick roll in the grass before we go in- I was the pooch he was shoes?”
during the “Dog Days of Summer.” I won- side. I love grass. It’s so soft an cool, great looking for. He unner-
dered why it’s called that: Google says the for nappin’ an rollin,’ an just hangin’ out.” stood right away. I was “Well, not shoes. But this one time,
ancient Romuns named those days cuz 12 weeks old then. Now Mommy fell asleep on the couch an,
the Dog Star, Sirius, was in the sky during After a few energetic, paws-up, rolls, I’m 12 years old. I was when she woke up, there was this pile
the hottest part of summer. Sirius was the right-to-left, left-to-right, she led the way SO LUCKY! of sawdust on the floor. I had accidently
brightest star EVER, and it hung out with in. I’d worried whether I shoulda Boned chewed the leg of the couch almost all up.
a star group called Canis Major, which Up on my Spanish, but breathed an in- “First time I saw Also, I don’t eat my kibbles at the bowl. I
means “Big Dog.” conspicuous sigh of relief when she spoke snow, I thought some prefer to take a nice mouthful and go to
great Dog English. “So, tell me about how pooch was gonna be in the dining room. I mean, that’s where
So, anyway, this week I yapped with you got here from Puerto Rico,” I suggest- Big Trouble for tearing Mommy an Daddy dine, right? An, if they
Laci Malenfant, a sweet little Sato. I ack- ed, opening my notebook. a pillow apart. Then I should happen to forget my mealtime, I
shully knew what that is cuz a coupla ree-lized it was Super sit smack in front of ’em and give ‘em The
years back I innerviewed another Sato, “I was a very lucky Sato, Mr. Bonzo. I Cool Kibbles to play in, Look.
Nola Kratz. (A Sato is a stray pooch from don’t remember much about life in the throw it around, dig in
Puerto Rico, where it’s very scary to be a streets or on the beach, cuz my litter got it. It was Chilly Paws, “But sometimes, Mr. Bonzo, I need
stray pooch.) saved when we were just tiny puppies. but I loved it.” some Me Time. So I go out to the screen
See, there are these groups of humans porch an just listen to the birds an think
Laci an her Mom and Dad were right here on the mainland who unnerstand “Sounds fun! But about how lucky I am. It’s so Zen.”
out front, waitin’ to greet us. She was a how scary an dangerous it is for us Satos, it musta been kinda
dainty, mostly black pooch, with a frenly and they work with Sato Rescue groups weird, coming down Heading home, I was thinkin’ about
face an cute ears that sorta lapped over. in Puerto Rico who scoop us up and fly here where it’s so hot, the Dog Star, up in the sky with the other
us to shelters over here. We got sent to and we got sand in- Big Dog stars. I wonder if Canis Major is
“Good morning. I’m Bonzo and this is the Sterling Animal Shelter in Mass-uh- steadda snow.” anywhere near Dog Heaven, cuz there’s a
my Assistant. I’m so pleased to meet you, chooo-suts, an that’s where Mommy an lotta bright shining dog stars there, too.
Miss Laci.” Daddy found me. Daddy saw a picksure of “It was puzz-ling at
my litter on The NET. He called Mommy, first. I really missed my Till next time,
She looked up to her Mom an Dad for an went to see us in the fur. My brothers pals, too, ’specially my
the “OK,” then came over for the Wag-n- and sisters ran up to Daddy, bein’ all Cute boyfriend Bentley, he’s The Bonz
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SPIRIT THRIVES AT
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent and occupational therapy to residents in St.
Tall red bins have gathered at a St. Lucie Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee ing that it’s not all lima beans and the like.
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says it’s really all about small business. the in-home nursing care. ally a number of baking mixes – for cookies,
“It’s really nice to give back,” said Kath- brownies, cakes and quick breads – that find
“It’s an opportunity for small businesses ryn Howard, branch director for Kindred at “We’re out there in people’s homes,” their way into the bins.
in this marketplace to get expertise in every Home, located off Peacock Boulevard in St. Howard said of the staff, adding that the
area of starting, building and growing busi- Lucie West. “We are trying, trying hard.” best way for the company to give back to the Nationwide, Kindred Healthcare has tak-
nesses,” Angela Bowen-Brazell said. “It’s not community it serves is to get involved with en on an annual food drive for the last 12
so much minority – being black-owned, or The six collection bins will be relocated local organizations, such as the Treasure years. This year, the parent company hopes
Hispanic-owned – it’s for everyone.” around the area, at doctors’ offices and other Coast Food Bank. to collect 300,000 meals.
medical-related agencies, all in the hope of
The theme is “Momentum to Move Your collecting 1,000 pounds of food. Howard said the goal for this year’s food The collection bins will be out through La-
Financial Meter.” drive – a third for Port St. Lucie’s Kindred at bor Day, Sept. 3. Anyone who would like to
“They come in with bags and boxes,” Home branch – is to collect 1,000 pounds make a donation is encouraged to reach out
Bowen-Brazell, who owns local promo- Howard said of local businesses when they of shelf-stable foodstuffs. Last year, the to Kindred at Home by calling 772-223-2116
tional company All About Building Busi- make a donation. She praises area business- branch collected 700 pounds. The year be- or stopping by the office, located at 525 NW
ness, said last year’s inaugural expo was paid es as being very charitable. Lake Whitney Place, Port St. Lucie.
for in part with a grant that required “mi-
nority” in the name. The expo is self-sup- Kindred at Home provides in-home skilled
porting this year, but she said for continuity
she kept the name. “It went well,” she said. “Your Full-Service
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tionally speaking to thousands of people at 10 FLATMATES 5 STEM
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Other Florida personalities that will speak 15 PROOFREADER 13 UNDERTOW
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ronica Blakely, from Tampa; and Rosalind 20 REGISTRAR 16 ORGANS
Marshall-Jones from Jacksonville. 22 TUTOR 17 EUROMP
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Bernadette Harris of Atlanta will talk, too. 25 WELLS 21 SAGE
“She’s been on several news shows and
she’s had a top 10 book on Amazon,” Bow-
The expo will have numerous vendors.
It’s free to attend. The expo will be 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Vir-
ginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Bowen-Brazell said
there’s an evolving list of speakers.
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ACROSS 94 Is in store for 48 Where Ennis is The Washington Post
1 Ratings period when TV 96 Eighth Hebrew letter 50 Julie Walters’s
97 Fool time
increases its sleaze quotient 98 Desirous Oscar-nominated role
7 To a greater degree 100 Behaved toward 52 With a little crying
13 Walk out, officially 103 Electricity: slang
17 Accords, e.g. 104 Horde horseman 57 Like most Martin Scorsese
18 Halls for brawls 105 British prime minister, 1945- movies
19 Misrepresentational art?
20 Flew in 51 58 Substance used in
22 “Let’s have it!” 106 Church recess fireworks fuses
23 Boca ___, Fla. 107 “Are you seeing ___?”
24 Going on 2 a.m. 108 Visual aid props 60 Enriqué’s emphatic assent
25 Home o’ Roma? 61 Lahr and Parks
27 Decreases de creases DOWN 62 Beach bird or Irish river
28 Baseball’s Gil 1 Na Na or la-la opener 64 Sad, to de Sade
30 Japanese theater 2 Ring magazine topic 65 Montgomery Clift, Marlon
31 Certain acid salt 3 Make mad
35 Traveled across a Tesla coil 4 Like most movies on Brando, or Nick Nolte by
36 Paderewski’s first name birth
38 The Day of the Locust network TV 67 Most cacophonous
5 Does road work 68 Numbers
author 6 Compass pt. 70 Engage the enemy
39 Weather org. 7 World War I siren 71 Upright
42 Frequent Billy Wilder 8 Turgenev’s birthplace 73 Outride, as a posse
9 Cover with fresh paper, 74 Ecclesiastical assembly
co-writer, ___ Diamond 76 “Wink, wink, nudge,
43 Labor ___ delusion as shelves nudge, say no more”
44 “Aha!” 10 Name from China’s past member of Monty Python
46 Foot-stomping music 11 Casablanca or Maltese 80 Border on
49 Sans sense 84 Portland suburb, Lake ___
51 Mugger Falcon character 85 Flimflams
53 Metal of freedom? 12 Lact something? 86 Disconcert
54 Shot putter? 13 Brendan Behan play, 87 A Honeymooner
55 Goosebumps creator R.L. 88 Actor Glover
56 She once called Han Solo The ___ Fellow 90 Eighth Greek letter
14 Scriptural preposition 91 Site of Mexicali
“laserbrain” 15 Mary’s picture, 92 “___ and Away”
57 Fitted notch in a board 93 Eye part
59 The ___ High Dam for one 95 Extraordinarily long time, old
61 Paging device 16 They can be long and gross chap
63 Love god 98 “___ married woman!”
64 Japanese gateway 19 Region of NW France 99 Negating prefix
66 ___ new phase 21 Sound that makes our dogs 101 Actress Charlotte
69 Still life specialist? 102 ___ Plaines, Ill.
72 Clinkers bark
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82 Toupee 36 Made at Cuzco, for
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84 African antelopes example
85 Words to live by 37 Alfalfa portrayer in Our Gang
87 Goes to
89 Prompt comedies
90 The Thing did it before it 39 Western swing band of the
escaped (1951) 1970s
91 Erected 40 Rob and Laura’s neighbor
41 Resembling a phonograph
43 Dark, as streets
44 Hill dwellers near ancient
45 Turn the ___
47 Swedish actress who
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ZERO, ONE, TWO OR THREE ROUNDS? K52
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q94
Les Dawson, an Englishman whose profession you will soon divine, said, “My mother- AJ83
in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year, we’re
having a change. We’re going to let her in.” K43
When you are in a trump suit, the number of rounds of that suit you play may determine WEST EAST
whether the door opens — you make the contract — or stays closed — you go down. Q J 10 4 3
South is in four hearts. West leads the spade queen, which wins the trick, and continues K9764
with the spade 10. After declarer ruffs that, how many rounds of trumps should he 87 853
immediately draw: zero, one, two or three?
When North rebid one no-trump, South just went with the known eight- or nine-card
heart fit. (North would not have bid no-trump with a singleton heart. With, for example, Q J 10 9
3-1-5-4 distribution, he would have rebid two clubs.) In this deal, a raise to three no-
trump would have worked fine too, but that was far from obvious with the singleton SOUTH
Declarer might concede four tricks: one spade, one diamond and two clubs. He must
eliminate a club loser. One chance is to find the suit splitting 3-3, but that happens only A K J 10 7 6
one time in three. If the clubs are 4-2, South has to ruff his last club on the board. Since
this requires only one trump, some players would think that they could afford to draw 52
two rounds of trumps — but not here. When East wins a club trick, he leads his last
trump to kill the ruff. A652
Declarer should draw one round of trumps, then play three rounds of clubs. Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
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1 Hearts Pass 1 NT Pass LEAD:
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TO SHAVE STROKES, MASTER THE GREENSIDE BUNKER SHOT KEVIN’S
For a lot of you, just getting out of a these various length greenside bunker bunker shot, the more your swing should 6. Toe/body line.
greenside bunker onto the green in one shots: be V-shaped (more upright backswing, For shorter and medi-
shot is an accomplishment. All too of- downswing more descending and steep- um bunker shots, your
ten, we either leave the ball in the bun- 1. Size of your swing. Just like a pitch er). The longer the bunker shot, the more stance will be more
ker or hit the ball thinly over the green shot off the turf, you will need to vary the your swing should be U-shaped (lower open and aimed more
and possibly into another bunker. So it size of your backswing, downswing and takeaway, downswing more shallow and to the left. On lon-
goes without saying, your first priority follow-through to match the size of the more level through the ball). ger bunker shots you By Kevin Perkins
is to get the ball out of the bunker and bunker shot. Short bunker shots are best should have a squarer
safely on the green, and take a maxi- with smaller swings, while medium to 4. Amount of sand. Generally, shorter stance and be aiming more directly at
mum of two putts. long bunker shots will be best executed and medium bunker shots will require the flagstick. This will help facilitate the
with longer swings. more sand. Longer bunker shots will re- appropriate swing shape and allow you
However, one of the most enjoyable quire less sand. A good rule of thumb is to vary the amount of sand and angle of
things in golf is to continue to improve 2. Speed and pace of the swing. This to strike the sand 4 inches behind the ball approach as you move through the sand.
and get better. So the next step would is accomplished through practice and for short to medium bunker shots, and 1
be to get the ball out of the bunker close feel. Obviously, the shorter bunker shots to 2 inches of sand for long bunker shots. 7. Club selection. For short to medium
enough so that you will have a very good will be executed with slower speeds, and greenside bunker shots, my recommen-
chance of holing the putt. Generally, we longer bunker shots will be executed with 5. Clubface position at address. On dation is to use a 60-degree lob wedge.
can place all bunker shots into three cate- additional speed. Your ability to match shorter bunker shots you will address the Longer bunker shots are best played with
gories: short, medium and long. your swing speed with the length of the ball with a more open and laid-back club- a 56-degree sand wedge and, at times,
shot will be greatly enhanced the more face position. On long bunker shots the a 48-degree pitching wedge might work
Let’s go over a number of “Kures” for you practice. clubface will be square and the loft will be best.
better distance control when faced with set in a neutral position.
3. Shape of the swing. The shorter the
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