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VOLUME 5, ISSUE 2 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
NEW WATER OPTION 2020 campaign:
FOR SABAL CREEK Stakes will be high
LIKELY BY SUMMER in city and county
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]
Sabal Creek homeowners should The 2020 campaign season
kicks off with the presidential
be able to tap into The Reserve’s preference primary on St. Pat-
rick’s Day and concludes with the
potable water system by summer Nov. 3 general election in which
the St. Lucie County Commis-
thanks to a $3.2 million project fa- sion majority is at stake.
cilitated by St. Lucie County. St. Lucie County citizens have
until Feb. 18 to register to vote or
Homeowners can pay a $22,163
one-time assessment to connect to
change party affiliation for the
the new water main being installed March 17 presidential preference
by Young’s Communications of
Early voting starts March 7.
Melbourne, the low bidder on the There were 16 Democratic
and four Republican presidential
utility project. candidates on the Florida ballot
as of Monday (Jan. 6). St. Lucie
Homeowners also have the op- County has 205,277 registered
voters, including 80,656 Demo-
tion of making annual payments of crats and 66,859 Republicans.
All three incumbent St. Luc-
$1,178 for 20 years, which includes ie County commissioners face
challengers in the upcoming
5 percent interest per year, county elections. Four of the county’s
five constitutional officers and
records show. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN two school board members have
The project includes the con- also drawn opponents, so far.
WELCOMING 2020: Alysha Walker’s painted face says it all at the Tradition New Year’s Eve celebration. In addition, first-term state Rep.
struction of 3.7 miles of water main Delores Hogan Johnson (D-Fort
Pierce) will get the winner of the
pipes, 148 service connections and Aug. 18 Republican primary be-
28 fire hydrants in the subdivision tween Eileen Vargas and Michael
Taylor, both of Port St. Lucie.
Emerald Design Center project coming to west sectorwest of Interstate 95 and east of But no one has emerged so
Glades Cut-off Road in unincorpo-
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rated St. Lucie County. BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer Ocean Creek Developments Commerce Lakes Drive.
Inc., of Jupiter, plans to build a Ocean Creek Developments
The Reserve Community Devel- [email protected]
opment District, which serves PGA The Emerald Design Center is 34,500-square-foot office-ware- paid $580,000 on June 27, 2109, to
Village, will provide water service, the latest project coming to the house and a 17,058-square-foot St. Lucie Storage I Ltd., of Planta-
county records show. Sabal Creek Go Team Industrial Park in west- warehouse on a 6.7-acre site on tion, for the heavily wooded parcel
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 ern Port St. Lucie. Commerce Centre Drive near just east of United Rentals equip-
ment and tools, records show.
Blue-Green Algae Task Force welcomes public’s input The site plan for the
51,558-square-foot design center
received approval Dec. 9 from the
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Port St. Lucie City Council.
The state’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force It was among several major
will meet at the Harbor Branch Oceano- projects – mainly office-ware-
graphic Institute in Fort Pierce, Thursday, house facilities – that got going
Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. last year in the Go Team Industri-
This is the task force’s seventh meeting al Park, which is bounded rough-
and a rare opportunity for St. Lucie resi- ly by The Reserve, Glades Cut-off
dents to learn from and teach scientists Road and Interstate 95.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 On Dec. 9, the City Council
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COUNTY AWASH IN PROJECTS TO IMPROVE WATERWAYS
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer A potential donation could help ban tributary that runs through downtown an River State College Science Club, which is
[email protected] the county create a dive/snorkel trail near Fort Pierce and into the Indian River La- creating oyster reef modules in the hope of
Summerlin Docks or somewhere else if it’s goon. Improvements to the creek help im- installing them along the docks in Wildcat
Last year saw the sinking of the freighter deemed more suitable. A dive/snorkel trail prove the lagoon. Cove. “It’s subject to permitting, of course,”
Voici Bernadette, which became an artificial would be a place for divers and snorkelers to Oppenborn said.
reef off the coast of St. Lucie County in an ef- access the water from shore – as opposed to There are plans in the works to create
fort to provide more fish habitat and a new motoring out in a boat. a re-imagined baffle box at various points Oysters are known for their water filtra-
place for recreational divers and anglers to along the creek. The structure would help to tion prowess. Establishing even more oys-
enjoy. “It is problematic,” Oppenborn said of trap and collect muck and sediment, which ters in the lagoon only serves to increase
the Summerlin Dock area, due to its prox- would then be sucked out using machinery. that process and further eliminate pollut-
This year, St. Lucie County plans to con- imity to the shipping channel. “Safety first.” Doing so keeps the nutrient loads lower in ants from the water.
tinue improving various waterways – not the creek and helps to restrict the growth of
just with an artificial reef, but also with new- Oppenborn is also continuing St. Lucie invasive aquatic vegetation. The modules would be about 20 pounds
ly designed oyster reef modules, re-imag- County’s work – and helping the City of Fort in weight and would be installed in such a
ined baffle boxes, and the possible establish- Pierce – on improving Moore’s Creek, an ur- Oppenborn is also working with the Indi- way as to be movable – they could be reposi-
ment of seagrass and coral nurseries. tioned as necessary.
The sinking of the freighter Voici Bernadette was a summer spectacle last year.
“Most are just irons in the fire,” said Jim Add to that, Oppenborn wants to plant
Oppenborn, the county’s marine resource native macro algae within the strands of the
coordinator. modules’ ropes. The algae would absorb the
extra nutrients in the water. The algae “don’t
Much of the work he hopes to get accom- need roots to survive,” Oppenborn said.
plished this year will hinge on permitting Other aquatic flora, such as seagrass, do
and funding. To that end, Oppenborn is need roots.
working on a grant application to the Nation-
al Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Oppenborn said they are still in the devel-
to fund building and installing 40 reef darts opmental stages, but a committee is consid-
out in the ocean. The darts would be recon- ering establishing a seagrass nursery. Many
structed light poles that will sit straight up of the details still need to be determined, but
in the water, providing a vertical column for a nursery would allow for the safe growing of
fish habitat. “It’s a unique project,” Oppen- seagrasses that could then be transplanted
born said. The county is requesting $70,000. to areas where they are needed.
The project fits within NOAA’s established There’s also discussion regarding creating
guidelines for managing recreational salt- a coral nursery near the St. Lucie County
water fisheries. aquarium.
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far to challenge Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-Stu- Among the local elected officials facing reelection fights, from left: St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and state Sen. Gayle Harrell.
art), state Representatives Toby Overdorf
(R-Stuart) or Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach). challengers: Gwendolyn McLeod, Robin from Port St. Lucie, is being challenged by So far, James Monds Jr. and Lennox Wyl-
Bynoe and Kurt Holden, all of Fort Pierce. Republican Christopher Thompson, also of lie are the School Board candidates in Dis-
Also up for grabs in the upcoming elec- Port St. Lucie, in District 3. trict 2 and Jennifer Richardson is the lone
tions are two seats on the Port St. Lucie The three Republican primary candi- candidate in District 4.
City Council and the mayor’s gavel, and dates so far are Ryan Collins, Betty Jo Starke Other general election contests include
two city commission seats in Fort Pierce. and Rolin Dorsainvil, all of Fort Pierce. Democratic Sheriff Ken Mascara against Two incumbent Port St. Lucie council
Republican Richard Williams Jr., Demo- members – John Carvelli in District 2 and
Noon, Friday, June 12 is the deadline to Democrats Fritz Alexandre of Port St. cratic Clerk Joe Smith against Republi- Jolien Caraballo in District 4 – also have not
qualify for the ballot for city, county and Lucie and Kurt Holden and Henry Duhart can Michelle Miller, and Democratic Tax yet filed for re-election.
state elections. of Fort Pierce are competing in the Dem- Collector Chris Craft against Republican
ocratic primary in Commission District 5 Bridgette Harless. Only David Pickett Jr. has entered the
Candidates running on a party line can for the right to challenge incumbent Cathy race thus far in Council District 2.
pay a qualifying fee of 6 percent of the po- Townsend. Property Appraiser Michelle Franklin, a
sition’s annual salary or submit petitions Democrat, is running unopposed so far. In Fort Pierce, Mayor Linda Hudson is
signed by 1 percent of the registered vot- Townsend, of Fort Pierce, won her seat running for re-election without opposition,
ers in their district in the previous general in 2016 as a Democrat, but is running for Also on the ballot on Aug. 18 are non-par- so far.
election. re-election as a Republican. tisan elections for School Board, Port St.
Lucie City Council and Fort Pierce City Incumbents Fort Pierce City Commis-
Non-partisan candidates can pay a 4 The only other countywide primary Commission. sioners Reginald Sessions Jr. in District 1
percent qualifying fee or opt for the peti- election features longtime Supervisor of and Jeremiah Johnson in District 2 have not
tion method. Elections Gertrude Walker and Democratic Two School Board members who are up yet filed for re-election.
challenger Sheritta Johnson. for re-election, Carol Hilson in District 2
On a federal level, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and Kathryn Hensley in District 4, have not The two Fort Pierce City Commission
(R-Palm City), whose district runs from In the general election, St. Lucie Coun- yet entered the race. candidates in District 1 so far are Curtis
St. Lucie County to northern Palm Beach ty Commissioner Linda Bartz, a Democrat Johnson Jr. and Kenneth Robinson.
County, is up for re-election for a third
So far, another Republican, Nicholas
Vessio of Hobe Sound, and a Democrat,
Osvaldo Vasquez of Port St. Lucie, are
challenging Mast in Congress District 18.
The deadline to enter the race is April 24.
In St. Lucie County, the most hotly con-
tested race is in Commission District 1,
where there are four Democrats and three
Republicans vying in the Aug. 18 primary.
Incumbent Chris Dzadovsky of Fort
Pierce, who is seeking a fourth four-year
term, attracted three Democratic primary
EMERALD DESIGN CENTER The plans, which still face review by the for commercial use on July 8, 2019. rezoning and the site plan also face City
council, include a 2/3-acre buffer along the A.J. Bella Investments paid $150,000 for Council review. Decorative Concrete Spe-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 site’s boundary with the Pines subdivision. cialists paid $160,000 for the lot on Dec. 6,
the lot on Dec. 6, 2018, to Bruckner Dev 2018 to Bruckner Dev Co, records show.
also rezoned a 4.4-acre site to allow com- Sapphire V6 Inc., of West Palm Beach, Co, records show.
mercial uses on the Commerce Lakes paid Bruckner Dev Co LLC of Stuart The City Council also approved a site
Drive cul de sac, due north of Avenel Lane $360,000 for the land on June 26, 2019, re- Another lot north on Commerce Lakes plan on Oct. 28 for a 20,250-square-foot
in the Pines at The Reserve. cords show. Drive, Decorative Concrete Specialists of warehouse and office building on a 2.34-
South Florida LLC, of Port St. Lucie, plans acre site on Commerce Centre Drive near
The rezoning sets the stage for the de- Just north on Commerce Lakes Drive, to build an office, warehouse and storage Commerce Lakes Drive. Ludlum Holdings
velopment of the Luxe RV Storage facility A.J. Bella Investments LLC, of Port St. Lucie, facility on a 1.81-acre site. LLC, of Palm City, paid $215,000 for the
with 114 covered recreational vehicle bays plans to build a 21,000-square-foot ware- parcel on April 11, 2019, to Mainstreet Vil-
on the wooded parcel. house and office facility on a 1.81-acre lot. The city Planning & Zoning Board on lage III LLC, of West Palm Beach.
Dec. 3 greenlighted rezoning the proper-
The City Council rezoned the property ty to commercial use from industrial. The
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COPS HUNT SUSPECT IN SHOCKING MURDER OF NURSING HOME RESIDENT
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office also provided assis- PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
[email protected] tance, launching the aviation unit.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department encourages any-
Who would kill a 95-year-old man residing at a nursing The suspect is described only as a white male. No fur- one with information to contact the agency by calling 772-
and rehabilitation center? That’s the question the Port St. ther information was released as of press time. 871-5001 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers
Lucie Police Department is trying to answer. at 800-273-TIPS.
The man’s murder occurred in the overnight hours of
Jan. 5. A female nurse called 911 to report “someone tried
to hurt a patient” at the Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabili-
tation Center, 1800 SE Hillmoor Dr., in the Sandhill Cross-
ing neighborhood of Port St. Lucie.
When authorities arrived, they found the man dead in
A nurse told investigators that she walked by the pa-
tient’s room and saw a man that was unknown to sitting on
the patient’s chest while holding a pillow over his face. The
nurse called for help and alerted another nurse to call 911.
The male suspect fled the facility and was able to evade
the police perimeter that was set up as well as the K-9 unit
that was deployed, according to the agency.
SABAL CREEK The district did not have enough money owners supported the assessment, records sessments will pay for design, permitting, ge-
to pay for the water extension and lacked the show. otechnical services, legal fees, financing fees,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 authority to impose a special assessment on debt service reserve, contingency and new
the homeowners, so St. Lucie County com- The commissioners awarded the con- water plant capacity, records show.
homeowners are currently served by private missioners facilitated the project. struction contract to Young’s Communica-
wells and septic systems. tions, the lowest of five bidders, in Novem- St. Lucie County also worked with the dis-
The commissioners conducted the assess- ber, records show. Work started in December. trict to obtain land dedications, easements
County commissioners have made ex- ment process and the construction bidding and rights-of-way from the Sabal Creek and
panding potable water and sanitary sewer under a September 2017 agreement with The The next lowest bid was $1,863,953 by PGA Village associations for the project,
utilities a high priority to protect the envi- Reserve Community Development District. DBE Utility Services of Loxahatchee, records records show. Consequently, the improve-
ronment and promote economic develop- show. The county estimated the project ments will be publicly owned, operated and
ment. Sabal Creek submitted petitions to the would cost $2,156,033. maintained.
county indicating 55 percent of the home-
In addition to construction costs, the as-
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ALGAE TASK FORCE Fairly or unfairly, Scott was sharply criticized CAR TAKES BITE OUT OF BIG APPLE
even by fellow Republicans for his environ-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 mental policies. PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
tasked with helping the state improve water In his first State of the State address in Port St. Lucie police responded to Big Apple Pizza on St. Lucie West Boulevard after a vehicle
quality. March, last year, DeSantis said: “We are re- slammed into the restaurant’s front windows on New Year’s Eve. The driver, identified only as
positioning our water policy to meet the a middle-aged woman, told authorities she was trying to park her car in front of the restaurant
“The public can get up and voice their needs of our citizens, by among other things, when the car went through the windows. Thankfully, neither she nor anyone else was injured
opinion,” said James “Jim” Sullivan, execu- expanding key projects like the (Everglades in the collision. The building did not sustain structural damage, and the eatery was able to
tive director of the Florida Atlantic University Agricultural Area) reservoir and raising the return to normal operations once the cleanup was complete.
research facility. “We take it seriously – what Tamiami Trail; establishing a blue-green
the public says.” algae task force to develop policies to fight ent-laden water is released into the St. Lucie algae blooms. It seems to be a global phe-
algae blooms, fight red tide and improve wa- River and flows to the Indian River Lagoon. nomenon. That, of course, leads to specu-
In October, the task force approved a con- ter quality, and appointing a chief science lation about global warming playing a role.
sensus recommendations document that officer to better harness scientific data and “It’s a complex problem; it’s not going to Whether or not that’s the case, Sullivan said
went to members of the Florida Legislature research in service of Florida’s most pressing go away overnight,” Sullivan said in that pre- the science is clear that nutrient pollution
to help them discuss and draft legislative environmental needs.” vious interview. “It took us many years to get is at the center of Florida’s algae problems.
actions during the annual 60-day session into this state and it’ll take us a while to fig- That science is settled, but, Sullivan said,
which starts on Tuesday, Jan. 14. That chief science officer is Thomas Fraz- ure out the best path forward.” now scientists have to learn how to talk to
er, who is an expert on water pollution. He legislators and regulators. “As a scientist who
“It was a pretty general consensus docu- had served as the director of the University The longstanding pattern of develop- studies algae, this is a side I don’t get to see a
ment,” Sullivan said. of Florida’s School of Natural Resources and ment and channelization dates back to lot,” he said.
Environment and previously served as act- Hamilton Disston’s massive development
The document (which can be viewed at ing director of the school’s Water Institute. of Central to South Florida starting in the Among the benefits of the task force meet-
www.protectingfloridatogether.gov) rec- 1880s. Sullivan said the task force is ex- ings, Sullivan said, is they get the scientists
ommends the creation of individualized Sullivan is recognized for his work in phy- amining a lot of possible suspects for why and the public into rooms with government
basin management action plans, funding toplankton and zooplankton in coastal areas, there’s an apparent uptick in the frequency workers. That helps task force members
studies for agricultural best practices, in- along with algal blooms. He has a doctorate and severity of blue-green algae blooms in understand how to translate studies into
creasing regulatory oversight of septic tanks, and other degrees in biological oceanogra- Florida in recent years. recommended legislative and regulatory ac-
and more. Sullivan said the document is phy. Additionally, he has published more tions that balance concerns.
uncontroversial – the things scientists read- than 50 peer-reviewed studies and served as But, Sullivan told St. Lucie Voice, Lake
ily agree are helpful steps to reducing algae an editor on Optics Express. Others on the Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and the “We can now talk the same language of
blooms. “It was a very broad statement to task force are, likewise, noted scientists. Treasure Coast aren’t alone in an apparent the regulators,” Sullivan said.
the governor and legislature,” he explained. increase in the frequency and severity of
“(It’s what) everyone on the task force could Contributing factors to the algae blooms
agree.” that emanate from Lake Okeechobee and
affect the Treasure Coast likely go back more
With the proverbial easy-to-see things than a century. Put a finger on an Orlan-
presented to the legislature, Sullivan said the do map at Sand Lake Road and South John
task force members will now start getting out Young Parkway, Shingle Creek. That’s pret-
the microscopes, so to speak, to examine ty much where many say blue-green algae
the state’s waterway problems more closely. problems on the Treasure Coast begin. More
“Now we’re going to get into quite a bit more accurately, the about 100 miles and 140 years
detail,” he said. “We’ve got essentially anoth- of development between south Orlando and
er year before the next (2021 legislative) ses- Lake Okeechobee are where the problems
sion starts.” begin. People want green lawns, so they put
down fertilizer that groundwater picks up
The task force’s aim is to have another, and takes to nearby rivers. Many also have
more detailed document ready for the leg- septic tanks that seep.
islature in 2021. This is where citizens can
make some of the largest contributions to “Blue-green algae likes nutrient pollu-
the science by sharing local observations tion,” Sullivan said in a St. Lucie Voice inter-
with the task force. view last year.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the ap- Shingle Creek is generally regarded as
pointment of the five-member task force at where the headwaters for the Everglades be-
the Nathanial P. Reed Hobe Sound National gin. A drop of rainwater that makes its way
Wildlife Refuge on April 29 last year. As De- to Shingle Creek heads to the Kissimmee
Santis took office last year, he quickly drew Chain of Lakes and River then toward Lake
sharp contrasts with his predecessor, now Okeechobee. Then, famously, that nutri-
Sen. Rick Scott, on environmental issues.
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IN LOVING MEMORY Reynold McCullough. before his retirement. Christopher was a
Iris began her career as a Bellsouth Tele- veteran, serving in the United States Navy;
PAUL M. MILLER, 37 bert and Mary Bachman. he loved to fish, was passionate about
St. Lucie West He graduated from high school and went phone Operator, then worked with her Clemson football, and enjoyed watching
husband at Monterey Flower Farm before his grandson play baseball, but most of all
Paul Matthew Miller, 37, of St. Lucie West on to honorably serve in the United States opening Iris’s Child Care Center in Palm he loved spending time with his family and
in Port St. Lucie passed from this life on Fri- Air Force; after his service he started a suc- City, which she owned and operated for friends.
day, Dec. 27, at his home. Paul was born on cessful career in servicing office equipment. 16 years. After retirement, she decided to
Friday, Oct. 29, 1982, in West Palm Beach, work part-time at Armellini Trucking as a He is survived by his loving and dedicated
Fla., to Candace Wells Miller and the late Valentine owned and operated Advanced switchboard operator then as a Turnpike wife of 46 years, Deborah Cowart; children,
John Lawrence Miller. Office Systems for many years before com- toll operator. Christopher Shane Cowart (Tracy) and
ing to Port St. Lucie in 2003. Shannon Cowart; grandchildren, Salvatore
Paul was the hero of his wife and daugh- She was a member of the First Baptist Laimo III, Logan Cowart and Trevor Cowart;
ters’ stories, so a superhero-themed memo- Valentine had a passion for the game of Church of Palm City for many years and brothers, Phillip Cowart (Lynn) and Bruce
rial service was planned. Attendees were golf and loved anything to do with it. He currently attended Christ Fellowship. Iris Cowart; and beloved dog, Dolly.
encouraged to wear denim and superhero also enjoyed Miami Dolphins football, was was very grounded in her faith.
shirts. known as a jokester, and could always put HELEN SAVOIA
a smile on your face. His greatest joy was She loved her children, grandchildren Port St. Lucie
Paul is survived by his wife, Kristina; and his family. and great-grandchildren. They were the
two children, Katie and Gracie; mother, love of her life. Helen Savoia, of Port St. Lucie passed
Candace W. Miller of Tennessee; brother, He is survived by his loving and dedicated away on Dec. 29. Helen was born in Brook-
Eric C. Miller of Tennessee; sister-in-law, wife of 32 years, Patricia Bachman; children, Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl lyn, N.Y., to the late Michael and Margaret
Amanda Miller of Florida; nephews, Alex Ted Bachman, Gil Bachman, Lori Hether- (Brian) Purkey of Palm City, Candace (Brian) Sbarra. She remained in Brooklyn until she
and Gavin Miller of Florida; niece, Madison ington (Mike), Don Bachman (Tammy) and Kiernan of Port St. Lucie and Cynthia Bow- moved to Port St. Lucie 22 years ago.
Miller of Florida; and grandmother, Anna Valerie Juno (George); stepchildren, Bob ie (Joe Sesta) of Palm City; step-daughter,
Farris of Florida. Many other aunts, uncles, and Jeff Scott, and Gene Detweiler (Crys- Donna Yawn of Williston, Fla.; sister, Mae Helen was a member of Holy Family
cousins, friends, and relatives survive. tal); 26 grandchildren; and many loving Jean McMullian of Fort Pierce; 13 grandchil- Catholic Church. She was quite good at
great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. dren and 18 great-grandchildren, with one making crafts and often made rosaries and
VALENTINE A. BACHMAN, 81 more on the way. the cross in the pocket, which she donated
Port St. Lucie IRIS M. BOWIE, 91 to Holy Family Catholic Church for the pa-
Port St. Lucie CHRISTOPHER D. COWART, 67 rishioners. Helen also enjoyed going to the
Valentine A. “Wally” Bachman, 81, of Port Port St. Lucie arcades.
St. Lucie passed away surrounded by his Iris M. Bowie, age 91, of Port St. Lucie,
family on Dec. 27. Valentine was born April and a longtime resident of Palm City, passed Christopher David Cowart, 67, of Port St. Helen is survived by her daughter, Donna
28, 1938, in Stroudsburg, Pa., to the late Gil- away Monday, Dec. 30. She was born July 20, Lucie passed away Dec. 26. Christopher was Buttafuoco; and son, Joseph Savoia, daugh-
1928, in Fort Pierce, the daughter of the late born May 30, 1952, in Hialeah, Fla., to the ter-in-law Jeanmarie Savoia; grandchildren,
Florida Iris Totten McCullough and Walter late E.C. and Marjorie Cowart. He came to Nicholas, Samantha, Anthony, Jenna and
Port St. Lucie in 1980 from Charleston, S.C. Carolyn; great-grandchildren, Gianna and
Franco; and her brother Julius “Joe” Sbarra.
Christopher was a firefighter working
for Pratt & Whitney Aerospace Company
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Study: An ‘extraordinary’ level of exercise doesn’t damage heart
BY AMBY BURFOOT | The Washington Post The extraordinary exercisers (such as walking), or 75 to 150 minutes per have made a lethal mistake.”
reported that they had been ac- week of vigorous exercise (such as running), The next year, O’Keefe and colleagues
Contrary to concerns raised by some car- tive for 26 to 28 years. While their plus two days a week of strength training.
diology experts, people who exercise an “ex- total training in many ways mim- The guidelines note that the benefits extend wrote a paper that argued against more than
traordinary” number of hours per week are icked that of Olympic distance well beyond longevity to also include lower 2.5 hours of running per week. By doing
not damaging their hearts, according to a runners, they appeared normal by rates of cancer, high blood pressure, diabe- more, they claimed, runners might “substan-
new report presented last week at the annual many measures. They had an av- tes, depression, cognitive decline and seri- tially diminish the remarkable gains in lon-
meeting of the American Heart Association erage BMI of 26.3, slightly into the ous falls in older individuals. gevity conferred by moderate jogging.” This
in Philadelphia. “overweight” category that begins contrarian claim – which I challenged at the
above 25, and average total cho- Beginning in 2011, however, a small time – made headlines for the same reason
A group of Dallas-based researchers lesterol of 196 mg/dl, barely below group of physicians began to raise alarms that a single runner death in a marathon at-
shared health and mortality data for 54 men the 200 mark that is considered about too much exercise. In a TED talk video tracts more attention than 25,000 successful
and 12 women who regularly engaged in 35 “borderline high.” viewed more than 1 million times, cardiolo- finishers. However, it has never been con-
hours per week of leisure-time physical ac- gist James O’Keefe of Kansas City, Mo., spoke firmed by well-conducted epidemiological
tivity. No one had previously investigated The researchers cannot say why about “startling new insights that seem to research with a sizable sample of heavy ex-
more than a handful of similar individuals. the subjects exercised so much, be emerging about exercise.” A runner him- ercisers.
as the question was not asked. On a ques- self, O’Keefe continued: “I’m worried I might
Despite their unusual regimens, the ex- tionnaire, many noted their participation Meanwhile, papers have shown that Tour
traordinary exercisers, who had an average in running, bicycling, swimming and other de France riders live longer than non-com-
age of 53, suffered no heart-related deaths in exercise, mostly at an intensity equivalent to petitors, and that those who complete a fa-
10 years of follow-up. In addition, they dif- a very fast walk or a very slow jog – that is, mous 56-mile cross-country ski race (the
fered in no significant way from a compari- effortful but not exhaustive. Vasaloppet) in Sweden likewise outlive
son group of 2,088 exercisers who reported controls. More importantly, large-data me-
about 1.5 hours a day of activity. “Some might have been training for an ta-analyses and systematic reviews have
Ironman triathlon, some for multiple mar- confirmed the benefits, or at least the lack of
Americans have long been advised to athons, and many simply for optimal car- harms, accrued by serious exercisers.
exercise consistently. But beginning eight diovascular health over time,” says senior
years ago, some cardiologists started warn- author Benjamin F. Levine, from UT South- Just three months ago, the British Journal
ing about excessive endurance exercise. The western Medical Center and Texas Health of Sports Medicine published a report pull-
Dallas study seems to counter those fears. Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. ing results from 48 papers on exercise and
health outcomes. It concluded: “Mortality
“Our findings tell avid exercisers that their The 2018 “U.S. Physical Activity Guide- risk was lower at physical activity levels well
habits don’t put them at an increased mor- lines for Americans” recommend 150 to above the recommended target range. Fur-
tality risk,” says first author Laura F. DeFina, 300 minutes per week of moderate exercise ther, there was no threshold beyond which
president of the Cooper Institute, where the
data was gathered.
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lifespan was compromised.” sential to counter the idea that the streets are decades of reviewing exercise and health 30 minutes of strength training.
Levine is no exercise zealot. Like most fit- littered with the bodies of dead runners,” he research. On one day, do an hour of some- Levine also cautions: “Exercise is not
notes. “We studied the most strenuous exer- thing active and fun. On another day, do an
ness advocates, he’s primarily interested in cisers ever, and there were no heart deaths in interval workout that includes four minutes magic, particularly not for those trying to
getting more people to begin moving more 10 years of follow-up.” at high intensity, followed by three minutes overcome a lifetime of bad habits. Even
and sitting less. But he also believes in sup- of recovery. Repeat four times for a total of 28 high-volume exercisers who are strong and
porting those who are passionate about their For those seeking a less-extreme program, minutes. On two or three days, do 30 minutes fit are vulnerable. Anyone who develops
serious exercise regimens. “Our paper, based Levine offers this 3- to 3.5-hour weekly “ex- of moderate aerobic activity. On any day, do symptoms while training should consult
on far more data than previous papers, is es- ercise prescription for life,” based on his their doctor.”
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Bonz is cuckoo for Koko, a star at the shelter
Hi Dog Buddies! Pete Chy-COFF-skee. Koko. PHOTO: KAILA JONES ly Crispy Dog Biscuits!”
Me an my assistant were greeted by “Woof, Koko! That’s wa-ay exciting!
For this column, I was originally real bad. She couldn’t walk me anymore,
gonna innerview two pooches, Koko two nice ladies, Tammy an Tracey, an or take me for rides, an she wouldn’t be So, did you rehearse? What was it like
an Shorty, but I ended up only meeting we got settled in a big sunny room. able to till her leg got better, which was on stage? Were you nervous?”
Koko. Both of them got to do the coolest Tammy went out an returned with a gonna be a real long time.
thing during Christmas: they were part hansome brindle pooch, about my “First time I was on stage, it felt
of the cast of a big Christmas show called size, long-leggedy, nice square head “It was right before Christmas but, Very Big. It had a set, which is a lotta
“Muttcracker on the Indian River.” Well, an frenly brown eyes, walkin’ very po- even though it made us both sad, she stuff that makes the plain old stage
ackshully, it’s “Nutcracker” in Human, litely onna leash, wagging to beat the had to give me up For My Own Good. So look like Someplace Else. In the part
“Muttcracker” in Dog. Wait’ll you hear! band. He approached for the Wag-an- here I am. I miss Mom, of course, but it’s I was in, Act 1, Scene 3, the set was a
Sniff, and greeted my assistant with ackshully pretty cool here. I hadda be in train station. I hadda learn to not be
Me an my assistant met Koko at his some nudges. His nice long tail never quor-in-teen for five days cuz You Can’t distracted by the bright lights; learn
current residence, the Humane Society once stopped waggin.’ Be Too Careful. Then, after I got checked about blocking (where I’m s’pose
of Vero Beach an Indian River County, out an spiffed up (an had the No Pup- to be); Q’s (when to do something);
a real Cool Kibbles place, I found out. I “Good morning, good morning! pies Procedure, which wasn’t that bad), an pretendin’ (like I was meetin’ a
wouldn’t have even known about Koko if I’m Koko. It is so Crunchy Dog Bis- I officially became a Certified American bunch of grown-ups and liddle kids).
my assistant hadn’t gone to see this big cuits that you’re gonna write about Shelter Dog, and got put on The Adop- It was ackshully fun: I love humans,
holiday show, with music, cos-tooms, an our theater gig. We’re SO psyched!” tion Floor, where humans come to look ’spechully liddle ones, and I got lots of
lotsa grown-ups an liddle kids dressed for The Right Pooch. I haven’t been any- pats. Camilo was my stage partner. He
like birds, an dolphins and turtles. The “A pleasure, Koko. I’d like to know one’s Right Pooch yet, bein’ busy with played ‘Officer Maltese,’ an I (well, me
show was a “bal-A,” which is a story told how you got here and what your the show an all …” an Shorty) played his Faithful Com-
with music and a special swoopy kinda life’s like now, ’specially since the big panion. He held my leash, an gave me
dancin’ – instead of just yappin.’ I Goo- show.” “How did all that happen? I mean, Strategic Treats on stage, which was a
gled and found out the bal-A was written did you hafta audition? I bet you never very duh-licious PERK. PLUS, Cami-
a long time ago, like 896 Dog Years, by “Sure, Bonz … may I call you thought you’d be in Show Biz.” lo is the bal-A Master, an when we
a guy in Russia who was really good at Bonz?” weren’t on stage, he showed me some
writin’ that stuff. His name is, ummm, “You got THAT right. What happened Pawsome Moves. He can leap higher
“Absolutely.” was, the humans in charge of the show, than I can, buh-leeve it or not.”
“First off, I am a mutt, an I’m not Adam an Camilo, called here lookin’ for “Woof! So, what IS Shorty’s story? Why
ashamed to say it. Before I came here, a coupla pooches to be in the show: they isn’t he here?”
I lived with my Mom, a kind, loving hadda have Good Manners anna Very “Shorty was a stray. A Pooch of the
human who took good care of me. We Frenly, Easy-Goin’ Attitude, which is Streets. He was spotted by Animal Con-
had daily walks, an lotsa car rides, which pretty much me to a T. My audition was trol (the Pooch Police: firm but nice).
I loved. I had my own bed, an yummy a success, an so was Shorty’s. (We each The liddle dude was all skinny, banged
food. But one day, Mom broke her leg did one night.) Here’s the Totally Cool up, an totally freaked out when they
Kibbles thing: the ‘Bal-A Vero Beach’ bought him in. I tried to tell him things
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 humans an the Humane Society humans were gonna be OK, but it took him a
decided to be PART-ners. The show’s offi- while.”
A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC cial name was ‘Nutcracker on the Indian “But where is he now?”
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the River,’ but they also called it ‘Muttcrack- “One he got tidied up an put on
one-stop practice for all your best friend’s needs: er,’ because we were not only gonna act, some weight, he turned into a very cute
but also let people know about pooches pooch, the kind humans are drawn too,
• Computerized state of the art facility, Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. like us who are lookin’ for Forever Fam- if you know what I mean.”
with 4 large exam rooms lies. We even got our PIK-shurs in the “I do,” I said.
program, like the human actors. Serious- “He didn’t make this innerview be-
• Digital radiography cause he got a-DOP-ted! I JUST found
• Acupuncture out this morning. I’m so happy for him.”
• Affordable vaccine packages available “Best. Christmas. Present. EVER!”
• Wellness plans from all stages of life “Absolutely.”
Heading home, I was thinkin’ about
for dogs & cats. Shorty’s happy holiday ending, and
• Fully stocked pharmacy hopin’ Koko, an all the other Certified
• In house laboratory which allows us American Shelter Dogs, would get their
own Happy Endings. An thinking how
to do most blood- work in house lucky I am to have my Gramma an
and have results in 30 minutes Grandpa waiting for me.
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist ning lake views. The house has a long drive, is a lovely touch. There is a dining room (13 friends to go from inside to out easily. There
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niently located close to the front gate, but Inside, the house is bright and airy and er you sit and makes it easy for family and by-13) features lots of honey-colored 42-
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to the patio, bamboo flooring, dual closets,
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a sizable ensuite bath with dual vanities,
and a separate tub and shower. It really is
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Of course, this is PGA Village, and you
have your choice of so many amenities, kids or grandkids. There are activities and Isabelle Pollock, listing agent for Lang lanai. The great room plan is open and airy
from biking and jogging outside to an exer- clubs and it’s a great way to meet neighbors Realty, noted that this house is beautiful, in- with double sliders out to the screened and
cise room and well-stocked library inside. and make new friends, if you wish. Other- side and out. covered lanai to maximize the stunning lake
There is a pool, a picnic area and a play- wise, you can relax at home and enjoy all views. The spacious kitchen has a breakfast
ground, so it is a wonderful place to go with that it has to offer. The choice is yours. “This meticulously maintained home in bar that is perfect for casual dining and the
PGA Village is close to the front gate on a master bedroom is a special retreat with
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
New Year’s week saw 17 single-family residences and lots change hand in the Tradition and St.
Lucie West real estate market (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home at 8565 SW Amare Way. It
fetched the asking price of $700,745 on Dec. 31.
Representing both the seller and the buyer in the transaction was agent Moira S. Feely-Rekus of
Keller Williams Realty of Port St. Lucie.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8565 SW AMARE WAY 12/31/2019 $700,745 12/31/2019 $442,500
SAINT LUCIE WEST 10208 ISLE OF PINES COURT 8/23/2019 $489,900 12/30/2019 $440,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10132 INVERNESS WAY 11/13/2019 $469,000 12/31/2019 $353,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10204 ISLE OF PINES COURT 12/2/2019 $359,900 12/30/2019 $345,292
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5465 NW BRANCH AVENUE 9/24/2019 $354,292 12/30/2019 $320,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10929 SW HARTWICK DRIVE 10/15/2019 $325,000 12/31/2019 $304,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1672 SW RUTLAND STREET 7/27/2019 $339,900 12/30/2019 $265,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 839 SW SAINT ANDREWS COVE 6/21/2019 $289,900 12/31/2019 $255,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1934 SW GUERNSEY STREET 10/18/2019 $269,999 12/30/2019 $247,970
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12827 SW GINGERLINE DRIVE 7/11/2019 $260,970 12/30/2019 $218,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9582 SW LINDALE TRACE BLVD 11/12/2019 $229,000 12/30/2019 $210,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 703 SW SAINT VINCENT COVE 10/28/2019 $229,000 12/30/2019 $195,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1071 NW TUSCANY DRIVE 11/26/2019 $195,000 12/30/2019
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
10208 Isle Of Pines Court, Saint Lucie West 10132 Inverness Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 8/23/2019 Listing Date: 11/13/2019
Original Price: $489,900 Original Price: $469,000
Sold: 12/30/2019 Sold: 12/31/2019
Selling Price: $442,500 Selling Price: $440,000
Listing Agent: Matt Harrington Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez
Selling Agent: HW Real Estate Inc Selling Agent: Lang Realty
Jennifer Fleschner Vickie Smith
Real Estate of Florida Bowen Realty, Inc.
10204 Isle Of Pines Court, Port Saint Lucie 5465 NW Branch Avenue, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/2/2019 Listing Date: 9/24/2019
Original Price: $359,900 Original Price: $354,292
Sold: 12/30/2019 Sold: 12/30/2019
Selling Price: $353,500 Selling Price: $345,292
Listing Agent: Diane Gault Listing Agent: Jodi Trusner
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Holiday Builders of the Gulf C
Donald Baetzold Not provided
Keller Williams Realty Not provided
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Curb appeal extraordinaire • Freshly painted inside 12.27.19 • Painted exterior August 2016
• Oversized paver driveway • Whole house generator June 2018 • Accordion
Shutters outside • Plantation Shutters inside • Crown molding• Custom closets
• Cypress wainscoting in den and dining room • Huge screen enclosed salt-water pool
• Spa-Hot Tub • Gas lit stone fireplace on lanai • Viking outdoor kitchen $449,900
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master en-suite featuring roman tub, separate shower, water closet and dual vanities will provide the relaxation you deserve. Kitchen w/ upgraded
as well as newer AC unit. Home has Accordion Hurricane shutters. Screen in front & large back porch cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances w/ nook for casual dining & flows to a spacious family room. Split floor plan w/ 2 additional
with jacuzzi & grill ready for fun. Back yard all fenced in has shed & additional storage with riding lawn bedrooms & bath. Interior laundry equipped w/ additional cabinetry for storage, laundry sink, washer/dryer hook up. Expansive screened porch is
mower which is included with the sale. As well as small mower in the garage. Offered at $315,000
the perfect place to entertain/relax while enjoying the gorgeous private backyard oasis. Offered at $299,900
7236 MAIDSTONE DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE – NEW PRICE 7314 MARSH TERRACE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, - NEW PRICE
Fully furnished, won’t last! a must see spacious open floor plan w/ stunning serene lake views, show’s like a model. OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 P.M. Over $40,000 in upgrades. Beautifully updated home in PGA
Professionally interior designed, 2 bedroom, 2 bath w/ den, possible 3rd bedroom. Floor to ceiling built in’s. Large Master Village. Lakefront CBS home w/ 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car. NEW ROOF, new porcelain tile
floors thru out, new paint, new kitchen SS appliances, new whole house generator and
Suite w/ oversized closets, master bath w/ dual sinks, separate shower & soaking tub. Kitchen w/ granite counters much more. Ready to move into. Living area of 2200+ sq ft. includes a finished Sunroom.
w/ 46’’ kitchen cabinets. Complete Impact windows & slider, screened patio, custom crown molding package, Hunter
Douglas window treatments, accent wood features, diagonal tile, upscale lighting fixtures, freshly painted inside & out, Now offered at $374,900.
AC is 3 years young. PGA Community boasts, 54 holes of golf, tennis courts, Clubhouse with swimming pool, fitness
room, exercise classes, and daily activities to fit any lifestyle. Now offered at $323,900
5309 STATELY OAKS STREET, FORT PIERCE NEW RETAIL LOCATION DUE JUNE 2020.
Discover Southern Oaks Community. Come see this beautifully maintained home. Like buying a new build. Many Coming Soon New Retail on Torino Parkway
new renovations which include all new high-end wood vinyl flooring thru out main house, newly renovated baths, From 500 SF to 2,000 SF.
newer metal roof, A/C unit, hot water heater, granite counters, all new GE Stainless steel appliances, washer Call Carolyn Niemczyk at 772-359-3242 for details.
& dryer. Open living space, high vaulted ceilings, & split bedrooms. Large saltwater pool is ideal for play or
relaxation with a screened in enclosure, and under cover area for shade. Offered at $335,000
Call Karen Poates at 772-812-5427
Elise Danielian Ingrid Hewitt Isabelle Pollock
772-418-2992 772-203-7800 772-713-3221
[email protected] [email protected]
PGA VERANO $494,500 LAKE CHARLES $309,900 PGA VILLAGE $249,900 PGA VERANO $674,900
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FORMER MODEL HOME LOADED PRIVACY ABOUNDS - COURTYARD POPULAR ‘HYANNIS’ FLOOR PLAN ONE OF A KIND STUNNER W/
3WBR//2U.5PBAG/2RCGApDooElSan!d spa home on quiet street w/ WPOell OmaLintHainOedM3BER!/3BA/2CG courtyard plan in Lake 2IBNRP+GDeAn/2VBIAL/2LCAGGtoEwnOhoNuseAfeCatuOreRs sNpaEciRouLs OT SGophOisticLatedF& e&leganWt homAe oTn arEguaRbly thVe beIstElotWin allSof V!e!rano. This 3 BR +DEN/3BA/3CG
Charles. Expanded kitchen with white cabinetry, granite ‘Biella’ floor plan will CAPTIVATE you! Beautiful wood flooring, crown molding & custom
lake views. Numerous upgrades including custom wood counters, center island and SS appliances. Neutral tile living area & kitchen. Plantation shutters, crown woodwork t/o. Upgraded light fixtures & ceiling fans, Hunter Douglas blinds. Gourmet kitchen
work t/o, beautiful tiling, IMPACT GLASS windows & t/o main living areas and crown molding. Cabana suite molding, laminate flooring in the master suite and has white 42’ level 5 cabinetry, Bianco Carrera Quartz counters, GE profile SS appliances, under
doors and vanishing edge pool. Gourmet kitchen perfect is perfect for guests or in-laws. Great opportunity in a upgraded lighting fixtures. Kitchen features plenty of cabinet lighting & breakfast nook! Master Suite features 3 walk-in closets, luxurious en-suite
for entertaining. Call today! wonderful community. cabinetry, granite counters, under cabinet lighting and SS w/ claw foot tub, frameless glass shower, separate vanities w/ marble tops & designer lighting.
RX-10589277 17104 SW Ambrose Way RX-10588264 809 SW St. Andrew’s Cove appliances. Meticulously maintained! Call today to view. RX-10556917 10114 SW Nuova Way
RX-10588851 7039 Willow Pine Way
VERONA LAKES $209,900 PGA VERANO $659,900 PGA VILLAGE $529,900 PGA VERANO $595,000
BETTER THAN NEW! MOVE IN HIGHLY UPGRADED POOL HOME GORGEOUS KINGSLEY FLOOR STUNNING GOLF & WATER VIEWS
READY VILLA IN VERONA LAKES – GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW PLAN IN PGA VILLAGE! Meticulously maintained “Collina” floor plan. 4BR, 3.5BA,
Lennar built villa completed in 2018! Plenty of space for everyone with This ‘Bellacerra’ floor plan has 3BR, PLUS Den, This 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2CG home features golf & 2.5CG home features elegant finishes T/O, a chef’s dream
3BR/2BA/1CG. Features include tile through main living areas, fresh interior 3.5BA, 3CG, and beautiful finishes throughout, Chef’s water views. Recently updated WHITE KITCHEN kitchen w/butler’s pantry, beautifully upgraded master-suite
paint, front load washer & dryer and upgraded window treatments. Open kitchen, the lanai is an entertainer’s dream with w/ QUARTZ counters, stainless appliances, 42” with frameless glass shower. The expanded & screened
kitchen w/ granite counters, ss appliances, glass tile backsplash & 42” cabinetry. summer kitchen, stunning heated pool & spa, picture wood cabinetry, chef ’s island, spacious pantry lanai is a wonderful spot to relax & enjoy the views.
Walking distance to the amenities, including future clubhouse. Call today! frame screen design allows to maximize the views. and undermount sink. Plantation shutters, tile RX-10544165 10143 SW Visconti Way
RX-10574933 10139 W Villa Circle RX-10565581 20090 SW Matera Way throughout, beautiful views and oversized lanai.
RX-10578926 9306 Briarcliff Trace
PGA VILLAGE $324,900 PGA VERANO $595,000 PGA VILLAGE $364,000 FORT PIERCE $986,000
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW HOME IN PICTURE PERFECT COLLINA PLAN FAIRVIEW MODEL WITH POOL B4.32 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/
DESIRABLE GREENBRIER SUBDIVISION IN VERANO! Well cared for 2BR PLUS den, 2BA pool home CONVENIENT LOCATION
“MidOcean” floor plan with 2BR+Den and 2.5 BA. Special Stunning 3BR+Den/4.5BA/2CG home with numerous upgrades t/o. is A MUST SEE! Open great room design with Custom built 6BD/5.5BA/3CG pool home with
features include BRAND NEW STAINLESS KITCHEN Impact glass windows & doors! Spacious, bright kitchen with soft vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with SS appls, something for everyone. IMPACT GLASS windows,
APPLIANCES, tile t/o entire house, fresh interior paint, phantom close features, light cabinetry, granite counter tops & stainless steel Corian counters. Spacious master suite features LED lighting, sauna, game room and more!2 in-law/
screen door, newer WH, crown molding and large extended & appliances! Wood-look tile t/o the main living areas, custom wood oversized walk-in closets and large spa-like guest suites - perfect for multi-generational living. Salt
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RX-10531569 9024 Short Chip Circle hot tub and more. Call today!
RX-10567598 6201 Oleander Ave
PGA VILLAGE $649,900 JENSEN BEACH $219,900 PALM CITY $349,900 PGA VILLAGE $224,900
RARELY AVAILABLE - GORGEOUS BELLERIVE ATTENTION BOATERS! BOAT SLIP BRING YOUR BOAT & RV - NO HOA! TORREY PINES – MOVE-IN READY!
FLOORPAN W/ AMAZING GOLF VIEWS!! INCLUDED! RIVER CLUB Fantastic Palm City location! Enjoy wide water access without the waterfront price. Recently updated 2BR, 2BA, 2CG ‘Andover’ floor plan
On one of the most desirable streets in PGA Village - This 3BR+DEN/4.5BA/2CG home won’t B–eHauItDifuDllEy NcarGedEfMor!and updated 2BR, 2BA 4BR/3BA/2CG home is completely renovated. Recent upgrades incl. NEW METAL on corner lot. This light & bright home features an
disappoint! Special features incl. wood & tile floors t/o main living areas & master, spacious bdrms (all condo, tile flooring throughout, granite in ROOF in ‘19, IMPACT GLASS windows and accordion shutters, septic redone oversized living room, spacious kitchen w/granite,
en-suite), coffered ceiling and more! Custom built-ins in living room & den! Gourmet kitchen with 42’ kitchen, new vanities, frameless shower, in ‘18, new gutters in ‘19, newer AC and fenced yard. Tile t/o the home, beautiful Bosch stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash,
wood cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, SS appliances, granite countertops and oversized butcher block IMPACT windows, close distance to river white-washed brick fireplace, updated bths, french doors leading to the screened screened & covered patio can be accessed from the
center island! Spacious master suite has extra cabana bath feature!!! Enjoy sweeping golf views from your RX-10543635 1600 NE Dixie Hwy, 10-207 lanai. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, wood cabinetry living room or master-bedroom
screened pool & spa.RX-10501967 8821 Bally Bunion Road and center island. RX-10558496 1399 SW Ibis Street RX-10563979 7071 Torrey Pines Circle
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7992 Plantation Lakes Dr. 7671 Charleston Way 8072 Kiawah Tr. 10308 Crosby Pl.
VEARNO SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD
17084 Ambrose Way 10132 Inverness Way 7813 Saddlebrook 8028 Links Way
Brought the Buyer Brought the Buyer
VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD
7160 Maidstone Dr. 7300 Mystic Way 7732 Greenbrier Cir. 7034 Torrey Pines
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VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VERANO SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD
7372 Pine Creek Way 7380 Pine Creek 10170 Dolce Rd. 7024 Torrey Pines
VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD VPIGLLAAGE SOLD
7022 Torrey Pines 9323 World Cup 7620 Mahogany Run 8402 Mulligan Cir.
PGA VERANO TRADITION – VITALIA PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE
POPULAR ‘ALESSA’ FLOOR PLAN Open & Bright, 3BR, 2.5BA, PLUS OPEN HOUSE 1-3 / 9859 SW CARROTWOOD CIR. OPEN HOUSE SUNDY 1/12 1-4 / 7671 GREENBRIER CIR. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1/12 1-4 / 10121 CROSBY PLACE
Den with a side-load 2CG. Home boasts many upgrades throughout, Gorgeous 3BR, 3BA + MEDIA room “Smart Home” features an open floor plan, kitchen w/ This stunning professional y decorated 2BR, 2BA PLUS den/of ice w/built-ins home has upgrades throughout, Thisupgraded3BR,3BA,PLUSDenhomeisreadyforyoutocal home!Stunningoutsideareaw/screenedinsaltwa-
a large covered and screened-in lanai offering serene lake view. huge cook’s island, huge garden patio, fenced yard w/lake views. Don’t miss this one! kitchen w/quartz counters, SS appls, wine cooler, crown molding, extended screened lanai overlooks lake. ter pool, summer kitchen & gas stone fireplace. Freshly painted inside, whole house generator 2018 + so much more.
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025; Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469 Jim Insinga 772-233-2500; Sara Sloan 772-618-3474
RX-10588341 JUST LISTED! $419,000 RX-10583820 $410,000 RX-10575241 $334,900 RX-10587897 NEW LISTING! $449,900
BALLANTREA - GOLF & TENNIS CLUB PGA VERANO LAKE FOREST PGA VILLAGE
BRENTON VILLAGE – WATERFRONT POOL HOME Beautiful 3BR, 3BA, FULLY FURNISHED VILLA-TURNKEY2BR,2.5BAplusaden(setupas3rd GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW Great location in the desirable community of WILLOW PINES – POPULAR ‘HYANNIS’ FLOOR PLANLovinglycaredfor
3CG pool home situated on an oversized corner lot on a quiet secluded street, BDRM)wonderful open floor plan for easy living, the 2nd bdrm has its own bathroom, perfect Lake Forest. This CBS home features, 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, a screened front 2BR, 2BA, PLUS DEN, 2CG home w/special finishes T/O, Plantation shutters, crown molding,
large covered and open screened lanai with pool, gorgeous lake view. for guests, granite counters, covered paver lanai overlooking a private manicured berm. porch + a screened back patio with a lake view, mature landscaping. kitchen w/granite, SS appls. Mstr-suite has access to the screened lanai, corner lot.
Tom Farish 772475-9590 Diane Gault 772-342-7455 Valerie Juno 772-214-9404 Isabelle Pollock772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992
RX-10587130 $429,900 RX-10580760 $298,000 RX-10586294 $222,000 RX-10588851 NEW LISTING! $249,900
VISTA ST. LUCIE PGA VILLAGE ST JAMES AREA LAKE CHARLES
FULLY FURNISHED CONDO – PRESERVE VIEW CASTLE PINES – 1ST FLOOR TURNKEY CONDO PRISTINE CBS HOME – FENCED YARD 4BR, 2BA, 2CG home boasts a beau- PRIVACY ABOUNDS! COURTYARD POOL HOME Wel maintained3BR,3BA,
Active 55 plus community. 1BR, 1BA 2nd floor unit has all tile throughout, Don’t miss out on this Move-in Ready 2BR, 2.5BA fully furnished condo on tifully updated kitchen w/new cabinetry, stone look counters, tile backsplash, New SS 2CG home w/upgrades T/O, the ext’d kitchen w/granite, center island, SS appls is open to the living
serene preserve views from your back patio. This is being sold TURNKEY the corner with fabulous lake view, tile on diagonal throughout, screened patio. apps, 2019, wood-look laminate flooring T/O. Oversized lot w/fenced yard. area&ofersful viewofthelanai.3rdbdrmen-suiteisaperfectguestsuiteorin-lawapartment.
Michelle Agrusa 772- 263- 6131 Chris Chapdelaine 772-5293748 Pam Misiano 772-224-9691 Elise Danielian 772-418-2992; Ingrid Hewitt 772-203-7800
RX-10520018 $69,000 RX-10588543 NEW LISTING! $178,900 RX-10589261 NEW LSTING! $244,900 RX-10588264 $309,900
LAKE FOREST PGA VILLAGE LAKE CHARLES PGA VILLAGE
WOW! WHAT A GREAT LOCATION! 2BR, PLUS DEN, 2BA, 2CG home TORREY PINES – CHARMING VILLA This beautifully updated ‘Andover’ BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT HOME W/POOL 4BR, 3BA, 3CG, pool. CASTLE PINES– FULLY FURNISHED TOWHOUSE Great water view in
with double door entrance, tile in living area and master bedroom, new floor plan features 2BR, 2BA, 2CG, an open concept kitchen w/granite, SS appls, Screened patio, lakefront with dock, summer kitchen, ceramic & tile floors, the 3BR, 2.5BAtownhouse close to the community pool. High ceilings in the
A/C. Covered patio offering serene lake views master-bath w/frameless shower, covered patio & screened-in paver lanai. upgraded kitchen & master-bath, storm protection. Beautiful garden living area and lots of light. Invest for your home or as a seasonal rental.
Sharon Rudd-Boulanger 772-528-5952 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Joe McDuffee 772-529-5245 Linda Hart 772-595-2822
RX-10585320 $224,900 RX-10588342 NEW LISTING! $229,000 RX-10588205 $449,000 RX-10580558 JUST REDUCED! $204,900
KINGS ISLE PGA VILLAGE KINGS ISLE PGA VILLAGE
ON THE WATER IN THE ISLES OF TUSCANY Beautiful 2BR PLUS den, CASTLE PINES-FULLY FURNISHED TOWNHOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG, main ESTATE HOME – ISLE OF GRANADA This open & bright 3BR, 2BA, 2CG WILLOW PINES VILLA – GOLF VIEW Fully furnished 2BR. 2ba PLUS
2BA, 2CG home has been updated with tile and laminate wood flooring, up- living area on the upper level with a spacious mstr-suite, living/dining rooms + home has been well taken care of and is situated on one of the best locations den/office home, Corian counters in kitchen, new refrigerator, great loca-
graded therapy Walk-IN-Tub + more, large back porch overlooking the water eat-in kitchen, balcony, 2 bdrms on the ground level, screened patio, lake view. with the walking trail leading to the Clubhouse. Covered lanai overlooks lake. tion close to community pool and backs up to the 16th hole of the Legacy.
Becca Layne 772-224-6994 Dave Cullen 772-418-0778 Marlene Medina 772-418- 6864 Charmaine Hickey 954-404-0996
RX-10586894 JUST REDUCED! $219,000 RX-10581516 $209,999 RX-10581924 $310,000 RX-10544437 REDUCED! $234,500
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN
Coming Up! Artistic talent
MOTOWN SOUNDS Gardens
ON TAP AT LYRIC
Sandra Pacheco paints during the Art Show in the Gardens at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens last weekend. See story, Page B7.
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 Has it really been 61
years since Berry Gordy
started the record label that
came to be known as Mo-
town? And “what an impact
Gordy’s label, and the music
it produced, had on American
culture,” says the Lyric Theatre
promo. This Wednesday, Jan. 15,
at Stuart’s Lyric, the six artists of
Tampa-based Sounds of Soul will
take the stage in their “Tribute to
Motown and Beyond,” employing
exciting choreography, distinct
harmonies and “flashy stage per-
sonas,” says the group’s website,
to “bring to life the stars of Mo-
town and those who followed.”
Imagine being immersed, once
again, in the music of such Mo-
town giants as the Temptations,
the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin,
Whitney Houston, the Supremes,
Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Bar-
ry White and more. Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $47. 772-286-7827 or
2 From Yugoslavia to Stuart:
Belgrade-born blues gui-
tarist and singer Ana Popovic,
CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
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HEARD CHARGES FORTH ON RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS BANDWAGON
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer meeting his wife, AJ, a dancer on the ship. ness, I tell them to ask themselves if there’s “Bill told me, ‘I don’t want you to sound
[email protected] “It was boot camp,” he said. “A lot of the anything they can do that will make them like Bobby; I want you to sing like Bobby
happy. If they say, ‘Yes,’ I say, ‘Do it,’ and use with his passion,’” Heard said. “I went out
Singer Bucky Heard almost became entertainers got to begin their careers or the performing as a sideline. If it’s their pas- and sang ‘Unchained Melody.’ I hit the
a geologist. At least, that’s the major he were at the end of their careers. I got to see sion, I say, ‘Go,’ because they won’t take no marks Bobby did but gave it my own fla-
picked when he began at Auburn Univer- amazing performers, like Frank Gorshin, for an answer. It’s your failures that make vor. Out of respect, I’m not going to change
sity. He left the school to join a band, and Mel Torme and Vic Damone. We’d watch these classic songs.”
when he returned, it was to study theater. and learn a lot from those old-school you stronger and if you fold and walk
While he now performs with Bill Medley as cats.” away, you’re not really in it.” I asked Heard if there had been a coin
the other half of the Righteous Brothers, he Heard, who knew Medley ca- toss to decide if he joined Medley and he
said that his theatrical training served him On board ship, Heard also sually, bumped into him at the laughed. “If there was, it was a joke, like
well. The two will appear at Fort Pierce’s met James Ingle, a Bran- wedding in 2015 of a mutual heads I win, tails you lose.”
Sunrise Theatre Jan. 11. son-based music director. friend. Heard was appear-
Ingle’s luggage was lost and ing in the show Legends in Not surprisingly, Bucky Heard has noth-
“I got a theater degree and it sharpens Heard supplied him with Concert. They talked casu- ing but praise for his partner.
your skills,” he said. “You learn commu- a tuxedo for a black-tie ally and Heard said that he
nications skills, confidence, how to carry event. When job prospects was doing a Journey tribute. “Bill Medley is one of the kindest, car-
yourself and behind-the-scenes stuff like seemed to be keeping Medley asked if Heard did ing, giving, humble people,” he said. “He’s
costume design and lights. You learn re- Heard and his wife apart (Journey front man) Steve a writer, producer and singer. The planet
spect for the crew. That’s why I think the too much, they accepted Perry. is better because he’s on it and I’m not just
arts are so important in the schools.” Ingle’s invitation to check “I said, ‘That’s my thing,’” kissing his butt. He’s been a godsend to me
out Branson. They decided to Heard said. “He invited me to and my family.”
Heard said that the theatrical training move there and Heard found out lunch and I called my wife and said
helped form the rest of his career. very quickly that he was expected Heard’s favorite Righteous Brothers song
to do 12 shows a week. He also taught that I wondered if he were thinking of is “Rock and Roll Heaven” and he has no in-
“We’re all just a casserole of our influ- privately and appeared on stage with artists getting the Righteous Brothers together. tention of leaving the stage under his own
ences,” he said. “These special ingredients from Glen Campbell to Mickey Gillley. I thought he probably needed a new yard steam.
were a big, important part of my growth. boy, but my wife said, ‘You’ve worked your
I’d recommend if you’re going into the arts, “I was in overalls hosting a coun- whole life for it.’” “I’m probably gonna hit a high note and
take classes. I didn’t take a lot of vocal class- try-western show,” he said. “I tell my stu- be in rock and roll heaven,” he said. “It’s do-
es. We learned by taking records into our dents if you want to (entertain) for a living, Several months later, Bill Medley called ing something you love.”
room and then doing it a different way.” there’s no 401(k). You can be a superstar in and told Heard that they had three months
Las Vegas and in New York, you’re going on to learn everything before going on the The Righteous Brothers appear at the
Heard was hired by Royal Caribbean on cattle calls. If they’re considering this busi- road. Heard flew back and forth rehearsing. Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort
the basis of a cassette tape he submitted. Pierce, Jan. 11. Call 772-461-4775 or visit
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pany,” he said. “The material is near and ple expect, but they’ll be seeing ‘Chicago,’ Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Emerson Center in Vero
Beach, starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
dear to me and it’s continued to become knowing it has been created for them. I
At the age of 15, Noone achieved international
more relevant in what it examines. It is an will deliver the ‘Chicago’ they expect and fame as the lead singer of the legendary 1960s pop
band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included:
incredibly entertaining musical; I jumped hopefully, even more.” “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve
Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am” and
at the opportunity. It examines the cult of I asked Jones about being nominated many more. Herman’s Hermits sold over 60 mil-
lion recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums
celebrity and has a few things to say about for Tony Awards and, as you might expect, went gold.
the legal system. What’s fascinating is that it remains special to him.
when we opened in Broadway (in the re- “It’s very exciting,” he said. “It’s a great
vival), it felt timely on the heels of the O.J. honor to be a part of the Tony Awards. It
(Simpson) trial. It was the first celebrity means a great deal to me. I’ve worked on
trial on television, and it was in every liv- 10 Broadway shows and it’s a beautiful
ing room.” community to be a part of. I watched the
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“When the show opened, it was first antown Road, Jupiter, presents “Chicago” and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. For more information
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ROGER THOMAS PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANFORDMARSALIS.COM
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer play. Clark and Lionel Hampton were great changed personnel from time to time, but
[email protected] players. They helped me understand what I has kept the same format. There has always
wanted to do.” been only one leader.
When you have a conversation with Bran-
ford Marsalis, you talk about everything from Marsalis’ work has focused on the classi- “You have to have people who have the
working with Sting to learning the business cal repertoire and he has played with some of same mindset,” he said. “It’s almost like a
of running an ensemble. The Grammy-win- the premiere orchestras and symphonies in communal marriage. You find people who
ning saxophonist, Tony nominee for the the world. He has eclectic tastes, playing ev- want to play together and use the system we
score to the revival of August Wilson’s “Fenc- eryone from Milhaud and Rorem to Debussy use. The reality is we got a new drummer in
es,” and NEA Jazz Master gives you a master to Villa-Lobos. While many saxophone 2009. Every time a new person comes in, it’s a
class in the making of a musician. Marsalis players prefer French classical composers new band. Everybody can contribute songs,
gives a master class in musicianship Jan. 22- who wrote for the saxophone, Marsalis has but it’s not a democracy. I don’t have a loyalty
23 when he and his ensemble return to Stu- some other favorites: Bach, Wagner, Strauss, test. I tell them that if they get gigs, to take
art’s Lyric Theatre. Mahler and Beethoven. “None wrote for the them and I’ll find a sub. They have to want
saxophone,” he said. “A lot of jazz musicians to be here.”
Marsalis is the eldest son of pianist and use the French harmonic structure. I don’t
educator Ellis Marsalis and brother of Wyn- listen to music the way they do.” Marsalis’ selection of music doesn’t have
ton, Delfeayo and Jason, all musicians. As a a loyalty test, either. There is only one test:
youngster, he played the clarinet and then Marsalis is also an admirer of contempo- It has to be good. Whether it is from a band
switched to the saxophone. While still in col- rary British violist and composer Sally Beam- member or a work of his own, if it doesn’t cut
lege, he worked with Clark Terry and in Art ish, with whom he has collaborated, and of it, it doesn’t get played. “Some people believe
Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Lessons he learned American composer Aaron Copland. “He’s it should only be the bandleader’s songs,” he
from them gave him a foundation for start- probably the best American composer,” he said. “You get a dilution of the gene pool. If
ing his own quartet in 1986. said. “I’m a big fan.” all you do is play your songs, you’re listening
to your own echo chamber.”
Marsalis said that the lessons he learned Marsalis is big on collaboration and has
from the two legends were not specific but worked with musicians from Dizzy Gilles- The goal of the music he selects is to ap-
more like absorbing truths from your par- pie to the Grateful Dead. It’s not because peal to people who don’t necessarily know
ents. “It was about what to do as a leader of a Marsalis had a wish list of artists he wanted jazz. Marsalis sees the group’s job as creat-
band and what not to do,” he said. “It’s about to play with. “I moved to New York and met ing songs and music that people can relate
how to negotiate personalities. Art Blakey older musicians,” he said. “They said, ‘You’re to. He and his men will show up in suits as a
was volatile and Clark Terry was not. They in New York and you need business cards.’ sign of respect to the music and the audience
were very different interactions but Blakely’s I called my dad and said I needed $80 for and he hopes that audiences will bring their
personality made you a better player. All you business cards. He said that what I needed to curiosity.
got was a kick in the pants.” do was get saxophone lessons. He said that
I didn’t need to network and that I needed “If you’re curious, we got a shot,” he said.
Marsalis said it was great preparation for to worry less about networking and (more) “If you’re not, we don’t have a shot.”
settling in New York, which he described as about trying to become the best player.When
“a perpetual kick in the pants.” Sting plucked me out, I grew up playing R&B If you don’t know Branford Marsalis, bring
and rock and had a template. It worked well. your curiosity. You’ll leave a fan. If you know
“You don’t have to negotiate realities with They’d ask and it worked more times than the sound, you’re already there.
nice people,” he said. “How do you deal with not. I like playing with everyone.”
bullies? You gain respect by standing up to An Evening with Branford Marsalis comes
them. It’s an important lesson in dealing Many people have talked about the to the Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stu-
with promoters who don’t want to pay or longevity of Marsalis’ quartet, which has art, Jan. 22-23. Call 772-286-7827 or visit
harsh critics. I focused on learning how to www.lyrictheatre.com.
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Symphonic Association’s scintillating season: It’s a ‘biggie’
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent ing here. After a concert, musicians will Christopher Confessore. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
frequently approach the ISRA board with Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901
Vero Beach, with an almost embar- hopes they’ll be asked to return. “The audience is wonderfully support- 23rd St., Vero Beach. Individual tickets
rassment of cultural riches, will be treat- ive and they respond to a broad range of range from $60 to $95. Subscription tick-
ed to yet another sumptuous season of That doesn’t surprise Christopher repertoire,” says Confessore. “The ISRA ets, ranging from $395 to $435, are sold
seven big concerts about to begin for the Confessore, music director and conduc- board and staff are a joy to work with. We out; however, some may become avail-
Indian River Symphonic Association. tor for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, feel so valued and supported by them all. able, so Shanaphy urges you to check
which will again perform three concerts We look forward to every trip to our home periodically. Call 772-778-1070 or visit
“This season is a biggie,” says IRSA this ISRA season. away from home in the lovely acoustics IRSymphonic.org.
vice president Ed Shanaphy. “We have a of the Community Church.”
piano extravaganza, with three wonder- Jan. 17: London’s Royal Philharmonic
ful pianists.” Orchestra, led by conductor Mark Wig-
glesworth, will open the season perform-
Those are Khatia Buniatishvili, Peter ing W. Walton’s “Portsmouth Point Over-
Laul and Polina Osetinskaya. Another big ture,” J. Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 2 in D
name, Joshua Bell, a virtuoso violinist, is major, Op 43” and S. Rachmaninoff’s “Pi-
also on the roster. ano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18”
featuring soloist Khatia Buniatishvili.
Already, though, the Joshua Bell con-
cert is sold out. He will be performing “She is one of the most in-demand
with and conducting the celebrated pianists on tour today,” Shanaphy says.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. “She is a powerhouse. She’s going to be
playing the Rachmaninoff, a wonderful
The concert featuring Buniatishvili is piece. That’s really a great opener for us.”
also nearly sold out.
Jan. 24: The Siberian State Sympho-
“It’s getting close,” says Shanaphy. “All ny Orchestra, led by conductor Vladimir
the concerts are very popular.” Lande, will perform D. Shostakovich’s
“Tango from Ballet ‘The Bolt’, Op. 27a,” P.
The Indian River Symphonic Associa- Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F mi-
tion has been bringing in renowned or- nor, Op. 36” and S. Rachmaninoff’s “Pi-
chestras to satisfy the cultural cravings ano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30”
of the area for the past 27 years. Concerts featuring soloist Peter Laul.
are held at the Community Church of
Vero Beach, which seats roughly 850 peo- This will be the first time the Siberia
ple. Nearly 700 of those seats are filled State Symphony Orchestra performs for
with season subscribers. Shanaphy says ISRA. Laul, a professor at Russia’s St. Pe-
their healthy subscription base speaks to tersburg Conservatory, has won multiple
the demand in the area for fine music. awards, including the prestigious Scri-
abin Piano Competition.
“We’re getting new audiences all the
time,” adds Shanaphy. “It’s the attraction “He’s a big gun in the piano world,”
of the orchestras that draws them in. Lis- Shanaphy says.
tening to an 80- or 90-piece orchestra is
just thrilling.” Feb. 7: The Brevard Symphony Or-
chestra, led by maestro Christopher
Shanaphy, a professional pianist who Confessore, will perform its annual pops
toured in the 1960s with the Glenn Mill- concert, which this year is a “Sinatra Val-
er Orchestra, says the acoustics in the entine” featuring popular vocalist Mi-
church are pristine, which enhances the chael Andrew. The annual pops concert
experience for both the audience and the
musicians. CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
“You can sit anywhere in that audito-
rium and hear every instrument clearly.
I know; I’ve done that. So, when that or-
chestra lets go, it’s mind boggling.”
Moreover, he says musicians love play-
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COMING UP musical super-smash “The Producers,” SYMPHONIC ASSOCIATION Siberian State Symphony.
opens this Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Barn
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Theatre in Stuart. On the outside chance CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 to this concert went quickly and the only
you’re unfamiliar with this one, “The Pro- way people could obtain one was by pur-
heralds the Lyric, has been “captivating ducers” tells the story of one-time king is always a popular one, so don’t be sur- chasing a subscription.
audiences across the globe,” and will like- of Broadway producers Max Bialystock prised if it sells out.
ly do the same when she returns to the and accountant Leo Bloom. Bialystock, March 13: The Brevard Symphony Or-
stage this Friday, Jan. 17. A Lyric fave, the explains the Barn promo, “is hungry to Feb. 13: The Russian State Symphony chestra and Maestro Confessore return to
fiery, fierce and fascinating Serbian native strike it rich,” while Bloom “has dreams of Orchestra, led by conductor Valery Poly- perform M. Ravel’s “Pavane pour une in-
“didn’t come to the blue in an ordinary someday becoming a theatre producer.” ansky, will perform M. Glinka’s “Overture fant défunte,” L. Beethoven’s “Symphony
way,” to say the least. Born in Belgrade to Ruslan & Ludmila,” S. Rachmaninoff’s No. 6 ‘Pastoral’” and M. Daugherty’s “Trail
in 1976, during the oppressive Milosevic The wild ride begins when the pair real- “Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44” and of Tears” featuring flute soloist Amy Porter.
regime, according to Wikipedia, Popovic ize they can get rich by producing a flop E. Greig’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.
still managed to study guitar and even rather than a hit, and set off to find the 16” featuring soloist Polina Osetinskaya. “I’ve never heard a flute do what she does
form her own band, Hush. Since then, absolutely worst show, worst director and in this piece,” Shanaphy says. “The sounds
she’s become an international force, with worst actors. “When their production, the The popular romantic concerto is based and effects; it’s just amazing. It’s heart-rend-
her “blend of electric funk and slide gui- gloriously offensive ‘Springtime for Hitler,’ on the folk tunes from Norway; its melo- ing kind of piece. It’s just beautiful.”
tar, jazzy instrumental and soulful blues,” turns out to be a smash success, the plan dies were featured in the musical “The
raves the Lyric. She’s been applauded as is thrown.” A great show to kick-start your Song of Norway.” April 3: Confessore and the Brevard
“one helluva guitar player” by no less a year. “The Producers” runs through Feb. Symphony Orchestra close out the sea-
musical force than Springsteen, and was 2. Curtain: Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m.; Feb. 17: SOLD OUT. Violinist Joshua son with J. Higdon’s “blue cathedral,” J.
the only female guitar player invited to Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: $35. Bell will perform with and conduct the Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2 in D major,
perform the “All-Star Jimi Hendrix Experi- 772-287-4884. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The Op. 73” and P. Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Con-
ence” national tour. Popovic says no two concert features L. Beethoven’s “Coriolan certo in D major, Op. 35” with soloist Paul
of her shows are the same. “If you’ve seen Overture, Opus 62,” N. Paganini’s “Vio- Huang.
other shows before, it’s not the same show. lin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6” and J. Brahms’
There’s everything from funk to soul to “Symphony No. 4 in E. minor, Op. 98.” Huang, who has performed here nu-
rock to blues to jazz. A little bit for every- merous times with the BSO, continues to
one.” Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $42. 772-286- This is one reason subscription tickets thrill audiences with his virtuoso perfor-
7827 or www.lyrictheatre.com. have sold out for this season; single tickets mances. “We love him,” Shanaphy says.
“He is wonderful, an excellent violinist. He
3 It only takes two little single-syllable gets a standing ovation every time.”
words for anyone to know that what
comes next will probably be hilarious: Mel
Brooks. One of Brooks’ most successful,
most hilarious endeavors, the Broadway
A ‘NIGHT’ OF EMPOWERMENT PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
Mandral Gibson, above, an advisor with the Fort Pierce Police Explorers, takes
photos of the shirts made to bring awareness to sexual assault during the Take
Back the Night event in Fort Pierce last Friday. The event was put on by the Inner
Truth Project, which offers services to survivors of sexual violence. At right, Shirley
Winstadt and Dawn Siegman of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office demonstrate
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) for women.
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ARTISTIC TALENT BLOOMS AT GARDENS
Kenneth Sandlin, above left, contemporary metal artist, shows his sculptures to Joleen King, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens board member, during the BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent
Art Show in the Gardens; Karen Gitlitz, of the Twisted Hippy, above left, sets up her macramé booth; Jojo Ricci, of It’s Chime Time, above right, sets up It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting
than Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens for an in-
her windchimes booth; and artist William Cantwell displays his artwork. PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN timate winter art show, and a steady flow of
spectators there last weekend enthusiastically
enjoyed the symbiotic blend of nature and art.
About 60 artisans showcased their creations in
various mediums on the western side of the 20-
acre garden. In a virtual euphony of senses, the
natural colors of flora and fauna enhanced the
vibrant hues in paintings, and earth tone pig-
ments in pottery.
A close look in the towering oaks revealed
some mystical fairies cavorting in the branches.
The whimsical creatures sculpted from stainless
steel and aluminum wire captured the sunlight
casting sunbeams through the air. Their creator,
Greg Hold, started making the fairies five years
ago from recycled materials. “The steel and alu-
minum will never rust, so these magical crea-
tures can play outside indefinitely,” said Hold.
And fairies are just one his creations. “I love
working with recycled materials. This turtle was
made from metal I found in a junkyard, and the
coral base is a piece of Styrofoam that I cut into
the shape I wanted, then buried and covered in
melted aluminum,” explained Hold while de-
scribing how one of his sculptures came to be.
“The sponge is made from an air-condition-
ing coil and the rock base is constructed from
rocks I found on the beach. All of my creations
are good for the environment because they are
made from trash that would otherwise be in a
landfill, and they are indestructible to the harsh
elements of sun, and rain and wind.”
The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens’ guard-
ians were so taken by Hold’s playful fairies that
they commissioned him to design the sprite
population that inhabit the permanent fairy
While some patrons were busy spotting
fairies in the garden, others were becoming
fairylike themselves with the help of glittering
gypsies who wove brilliant tinsel in their hair.
Women were drawn to jewelry made from sil-
ver, gemstones and unique pieces made from
bugs and sand dipped in resin. Men seemed
more attracted to wood carvings and massive
metal sculptures. Everyone enjoyed the jazz
concert put on by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues
Society, the Florida Arts & Dance Exhibition,
the live drum circle and, of course fun, fair food
from local food trucks.
The Gardens property was acquired through
the joint efforts of the City of Port St. Lucie, St
Lucie County and the Florida Trust for Public
Lands, and opened in 2010. Situated on the pris-
tine North Fork of the St. Lucie River, it is com-
prised of scrub, flatwoods and mangrove fringe.
Walking paths wind among native trees to desig-
nated bamboo, bromeliad, rose and hibiscus gar-
dens. More than 100 orchids grace the entrance
to the lakeside pavilion housing a gift shop and
meeting rooms, and secluded spaces provide the
perfect venue for weddings and gatherings. Ad-
mission is free but donations and memberships
are greatly appreciated as it receives no funding
from any governmental agency.
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by lawmen. Really, really wanted by law- spirit stayed behind in Fort Pierce.
Walk In Closet men. The pyrotechnic pair cheered on
by the poor for robbing the rich almost “The ghost reportedly down there is
40% Off Plus didn’t care what crimes they were com- the ghost of John Ashley,” Enns said.
mitting, so long as they were committing
Free Installation them together. Paranormal researcher Larry Lawson
will take people on free ghost tours at
40% off any order of $1000 or more. 30% off any order of $700 or more. Not valid with any other “It was kind of like a Bonnie and Clyde the festival. Whether Ashley will show up
offer. Free installation with any complete unit order of $500 or more. With incoming order, at time thing,” said Gregory Enns, chairman of to greet tour-takers is to be determined.
of purchase only. the Treasure Coast History Festival, to be Whether or not Ashley really robbed
held this Saturday, Jan. 11, in downtown death of his soul to stick around Fort
Bedroom Closet Fort Pierce. Pierce will matter little. The tours will
introduce attendees to fascinating local
Laundry Room That cute couple who would steal history.
your heart … and wallet … were Laura
Silver II Garage Cabinets Upthegrove and John Ashley. A bit more By the way, Upthegrove died about a
than a decade before the Barrow Gang few years after her love. She went partly
Flooring with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow ran
rampant in the Midwest, the Ashley Gang Laura Upthegrove and John Ashley,
Call for a free in home design was footloose in South Florida. the King and Queen of the Ever-
consultation and estimate glades, were Bonnie and Clyde years
“They never got the notoriety (of Bon- before the more famous criminal
772-210-3104 SLV nie and Clyde),” Enns said. “Florida was couple made their marks on the Mid-
kind of an outpost.” west. The long arm of the law caught
www.closetsbydesign.com up with Ashley at the Sebastian Inlet
But Ashley, the self-styled “King of the Bridge in 1924. He died in a hail of
Follow us Everglades,” robbed about 40 banks – lawmen’s bullets and was displayed
making off with an estimated $1 million in Fort Pierce before interment.
– and worked as a pirate. During Prohibi-
tion, the Ashley Gang targeted rum run- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STATE LIBRARY & ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA
ners from the Bahamas, folks with valu-
ables who weren’t going to report crimes straight and ran a gas station near Lake
on the high seas. Oddly enough, some Okeechobee. But, she kept her hand in
hold that Ashley’s pirating did more to crime through moonshining.
shut off the flow of Bahamian rum to the
U.S. than law enforcement during Prohi- Another ghostly presence on the Trea-
bition. sure Coast is the Ais. “Most people have
so little knowledge about them, but
In 1920 Upthegrove and Ashley hooked they were the dominant culture here for
up. Their relationship would only last a 15,000 years,” Enns said.
few years. “He was killed in 1924,” Enns
said. The Old Vero Ice Age Site puts humans
in the area upwards of 15,000 years ago.
This brings us to why the criminal cou- Some findings indicate it may be about
ple is in a story about the Treasure Coast 10,000. However, Florida’s geography has
History Festival. been surprisingly dynamic, largely due
to sea-level changes and other factors,
In November that year Ashley was so evidence about connections between
heading north on Dixie Highway report-
edly to kill Palm Beach County Sher-
iff George Baker, who was going to be
in Jacksonville. Baker had a personal
grudge against Ashley for killing his cous-
in during a botched raid. The lawman re-
portedly learned about Ashley’s murder
plot against him and hastily arranged a
joint operation with the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Sheriff J.R. Merritt at the Sebastian
What exactly happened at the bridge
is obscured by thick gun smoke. But one
way or another gang members and law-
men, or just lawmen, started shooting
and Ashley was one of five who died in
the hailstorm of bullets.
“He and other gang members were laid
out on the sidewalk on 2nd Street (in Fort
Pierce),” said Enns.
Harkening back to the Florida frontier
days that made the Wild West seem tame.
Leaving shot-up criminals in the streets
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by and discern. What’s clear is the Ais are “We’ll have antique cars, and histo- Double Deluxe
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Coast area. Society,” said Enns. “We’ll also have a va-
riety of history exhibits.” $6
“They had big towns – an advance civi-
lization that relied on fishing,” Enns said. And more, including a Second Sem- Electronic versions of
“It wasn’t an agricultural society.” inole War reenactment and a parade to this coupon are not
commemorate the Fort Pierce for which accepted.
Archaeologist Alan Brech, who has the City of Fort Pierce is named.
discovered seven prehistoric towns, will Expires 01/17/20
talk about Ais at the Black Box inside the This is the festival’s fourth year. “Ev-
Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. 2nd. St. at 11 a.m. erything is free except for the food,” Enns OPEN DAILY DRIVE THRU
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KITES IN FLIGHT SUNDAY AT ST. LUCIE FARMERS MARKET
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent members are welcome every week. culture and other organizations on hand. also give children and youths artistic oppor-
“We have several dogs who come on a “We offer them a platform to use our mar- tunities galore to make their marks on the
This Sunday, Jan. 12, is the perfect day to sky. It also helps out with learning budgeting,
tell the kids to go fly kites … at the St. Lucie weekly basis,” Sgarlato said. “Also, one wom- ket, our beautiful open-air market surround- Lowe jested. “It’s just become an expensive
Farmers Market, that is. an who comes with two cats and a parrot. ed by greenery, to further their cause,” Sgar- hobby,” he said.
Pets are welcome.” lato said.
“It’s a very beautiful open space for flying But Lowe wouldn’t trade it for money. “I’ve
kites and there’s a lot of wind back there,” The fall-to-spring Sunday market is grow- The kite demonstrations this coming Sun- been all over and done kite shows,” he said.
said Rose Sgarlato, the market director. ing, but yet to be discovered by many. “This day will, of course, depend on Mother Na- “People want special things in the air.”
is its second year of operation,” explained ture’s cooperation. Lowe said he can launch
The market – at 1885 SW Fountainview Sgarlato. “It opened in December of 2018. It’s in lower winds than most might think, but The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blvd. – will have two legends of kite flight on a new market.” About 40 vendors regularly he still needs some airflow to keep his kites It will operate until March 29 and reopen in
hand: Kurt Hoffman, the Kite Doctor; and display their wares at the St. Lucie Farmers aloft. The retired math teacher, who lives in the fall. Lisa Mileti, who handles the market’s
Randy Lowe, the Kite Man. Hoffman will Market. “Everything we have at the market is Delray Beach, said flying kites has been a fun promotions, said some have a difficult time
give away 10 kites and teach people how to locally made or grown,” said Sgarlato. way for him to keep educating curious chil- finding it at first. She said the easiest way
launch and fly them. Lowe will head out with dren and youths. for most is to take St. Lucie West Boulevard
some of his 60 legendary kites. His favorite? She says there’s always a wide range of westward just past Bob Evans restaurant to
“Definitely the 100-by-30-foot whale,” said items from artworks by members of the Port “I just see myself as a person who worked Southwest Peacock Boulevard, and make
Lowe. “He’s as big as a real whale.” St. Lucie Arts League to handmade soaps, in the public sector for 33 years and use a right. Then make a right onto Southwest
jewelry, breads and more. “You can’t go there whatever means necessary to get kids to Fountainview about a block later.
Launching it takes at least about a 13-mph and resell something,” Sgarlato said. “It’s not learn and have fun,” he said.
sustained wind. a flea market. We pride ourselves on having For vendor information, visit www.stluc-
local artisans and growers.” Turns out kites have a lot of STEAM – sci- iefarmersmarket.com, or call 954-290-4559.
By the way, every second Sunday the mar- ence, technology, engineering, art and math. For more about Randy the Kite Man, he’s on
ket hosts a Dog Day Afternoon. As the name Sgarlato said the market is aimed at being Of course, kites help children and youths un- Facebook at Randy the kite Man.
implies, the market makes sure to have as much a community get-together as any- derstand meteorology, aerodynamics, ma-
some pet-pleasing vendors on hand includ- thing. It regularly has local arts, music, horti- terials science, physics and more. But, kites
ing Paws Fur Recovery. Four-legged family
‘YORE’ WELCOME! PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
St. Lucie took a step back in time last Satur-
day during the annual Miss Lucie’s Pioneer
Day festival. The event, hosted by Friends of
Savannas Preserve State Park, showed visitors
how people in Florida lived in the mid-19th
century. Clockwise from above left: Pon
Fannin demonstrates making a blanket; Hank
Fannin uses a shave horse to make custom
table legs; one of the youngest rangers in Port
St. Lucie, Ariel O’Brian, 13, helps Savannah
Keelor, 4, and Mason Carpenter, 4, wash
clothes using a wash board; and Paul Millette
demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
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Field of dreams? That’s
fantasy baseball camp
PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY BY IAN LEIGH
A winter outing for the Boys of Summer ... This is what spring training baseball must have been
like two generations back. Free. Close to the players.
Mets Scout Teams hosted a free workout for youths ages 10-18 last Sunday at Sportsmans Park in Port The game played just for you. You can hear everything.
St. Lucie, prior to tryouts this weekend. Director Ron LeMond pitches to Kaiden Jones, 14, top photo, Laughter. A fantasy come true: just enough taste of real-
then closes out the workout with words of encouragement for the young athletes. ism to excite you into believing it could be true.
But you know it’s not reality. It’s Fantasy Camp pro-
fessional baseball. Real uniforms. Scoreboards. Bright,
white baseballs. Umpires. Everything you hoped for. But
it’s not real. It only lasts a few days. It is held in mid-Jan-
uary. Real spring training games don’t begin until late
Imagine talking one on one with Mookie Wilson, Felix
Millan or Doc Gooden. Mets uniforms are all around you
– camper guys in spikes with gloves and bats walking in
the stands, and next to you on the field. It’s unreal and
intimate. Yells, praise, catcalls and insults. Listen to the
Spring training games are cheap, but formal. You sit
in seats, buy programs and sit through silly promotions
between innings. At spring training Fantasy Camp, all
rules are out. Walk right up to campers and former pros
alike. Older coaches cannot run anymore – bad wheels –
but can they throw. Suddenly, a flash of their professional
skills from years back appears for a moment. They sur-
prise and delight everyone. From stars and regulars alike.
I know the campers are excited to live out and pay
for a fantasy come true, if only for days. But the ex-pros
seem to enjoy it, too. They are reliving the precious years
when they played in real games. They seem happy to
mentor. Mookie Wilson can still run and be competitive.
He takes an extra base from a slow-throwing camper
outfielder. And he smiles doing it. It’s all part of the
make-believe. When a camper circles under a high fly hit
by a pro to the outfield, it is a scary roller coaster ride.
Will he catch it – or be hit by it? Who knows.
Fridays at the Mets camp are the best. That’s when
in three-inning stretches the Fantasy Camp teams play
against the retired pros – with a scoreboard in a real
spring training stadium and even campers have their
names announced as they bat. It’s a feast for observers.
It’s not real. For anybody. Even for me. But it is close.
You can almost touch it. You can hear it. And it is much
more exciting than big league games or preseason ones.
Fantasy Camp games count only in the minds of camp-
ers and ex-pro players. And to fans like me, who come to
see what the players feel in this oh-so intimate selling.
(The writer is a Port St. Lucie resident.)
JANUARY Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
in January 3, 2019 Edition 1 MUST 1 MICROORGANISM
12 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society free 3 ASHY 2 SAMBA
concert. Paula Lewis Branch Library, 6 ODE 4 SOFFIT
9 COMBATFATIGUE 5 YETI
2950 SW Rosser Blvd. 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 10 ORATORIO 6 ONGOING
12 KILT 7 ELECTORALROLL
p.m.). Founded in 1996, the Fort Pierce Jazz & 13 TAP 8 VAMOOSE
15 ROBUST 11 OAF
Blues Society is a nonprofit organization whose 18 FINGER 14 PILGRIM
19 EAR 16 BOUNCER
mission is to foster a greater awareness and love 21 AGUE 17 TAR
22 RINGPULL 20 RITUAL
for Jazz and Blues. Musicians from throughout the 25 INCOMMUNICADO 23 USAGE
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Treasure Coast will gather to delight you with their 27 GOLF
sound. Patrons should enter through the Commu-
nity Room doors at the northeast corner of the
parking lot. (Note that the library will not be open
for normal operations/material checkouts.) Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 Crossword Page B14 (APPROPRIATE MEASURES)
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ACROSS 109 Sam’s only comedy 51 NFL team The Washington Post
1 Bern’s river based on a sitcom? 52 Cry
5 Bar work 53 Craggy hill THE LOST PECKINPAH FILMS By Merl Reagle
8 Taj Mahal builder, e.g. 116 Bosnians, e.g. 54 “So!”
12 Drink so as to annoy Mom 118 Genesis twin 55 Fills with joy
17 Sam’s vampire western? 119 Piece of pack ice 57 Lacking oomph
19 Pfeiffer pic, 120 Japanese carp 61 First impression (anagram of
121 Disagreer’s word
Married to ___ 123 See 127 Down EAR CUP)
21 1993 Oscar-winning actress 124 Place for tennis? 62 They “shall inherit the earth”
22 Sam’s Tex-Mex comedy? 126 Sam’s bio of 64 Nimble, for 90
24 Uriah Heep’s 66 ___ Na Na
Roberta Flack? 70 Stagger back
self-description 130 “The Great” Mogul emperor 71 Angel or Victoria, e.g.
25 Half your supper? 131 Sink like ___ 72 Popular synthetic
26 Long. crosser 132 Movie Sam never made? 73 Bad dates?
27 See 77 Down 133 Bears’ homes 74 Famed N.Y.C. restaurateur
28 Like some apples 134 The male side, 75 Pallid
30 Heady request 76 Collar color
31 Icy layer in China 77 Guy in a story about thieves
33 Sam’s political thriller? 135 Airport info 81 It helps in protein synthesis
36 Bam-boom sticks 136 Exerciser 82 Doing errands, e.g.
37 Blacktop 83 Highest
39 Biathlon buy DOWN 85 African language family
40 Awesome Bruin 1 Grade choices 86 Fleecy female
41 Marries, e.g. 2 Big Easy trumpeter 88 “___ any and all
44 Ofc. holders? 3 ___ one’s parade
48 Snake or CPA 4 Subj. for immigrants wrongdoing ...”
52 Sam’s drama set 5 See 63 Across 89 Car-collecting
in an abbey? 7 Pale TV host
56 Drops in the box, e.g. 8 Terrified one 90 Tight athletes
58 Eire org. 9 Coop dweller 94 Remarkable
59 La-la lead-in 10 Stradivari’s teacher 95 Type of chemical compound
60 Pathetic 11 Golf great Ben 97 Medium size
61 Sam’s musical? 12 Apt first name for a 99 Barbados beverage
63 Solozzo victim 102 Bunny empire creator
65 Grating sound restaurateur 104 Hole-___
67 Structure with spillways 13 Gable’s love 107 First baseball commissioner,
68 B.P.O.E. people 14 “Burnt” color
69 Sam’s golf mystery? 15 Rent anew Kenesaw Mountain ___
75 R.I.P., e.g. 16 Wharf features 108 Change slowly
78 Hear here? 18 ___ at windmills 109 Pedal to the ___
79 Disraeli was one 19 Maupin and Poe output 110 “Venice of the Orient”
80 Home of Firestone 20 Musical Alban 111 Congregation head
84 Sam’s thriller about 23 “Silent” prez 112 Seltzer opener
29 And yet, quickly 113 Like revelry
evil carolers? 32 Ticket receipt 114 Silt site
87 Hose gatherer 33 Ballplayer Sid, 115 Artifact-finding mission
91 Brazil, for one 116 Greek portico
92 Center or a fish 117 More furtive
93 Permit 34 Ft. ___, N.J. 121 Defeat
94 Sam’s sequel to 35 Wipe out 122 Arm bone
37 Type of monkey, 125 Crisis rms.
69 Across? 127 He ousted
96 Pine (for) or two notes
98 Hagar the 38 Boons to alfresco banking Sihanouk, 1970
42 Boulanger or Comaneci 128 Marseille Mrs.
Horrible’s dog 43 Fab drummer 129 Palindromic knife
100 “___ the Clowns” 45 Outback sight
101 Fifti finish 46 Confident, ability-wise
103 Where Tell dwelt 47 Instrument heard on the Sgt.
105 Alg. elements
106 Bullish comment? Pepper’s album
49 Radio display at
50 Les Six first name
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HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE A LONG, LONG SUIT? 10 6 5
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist —
Jon Bon Jovi reputedly said, “Success is falling nine times and getting up 10.” Today’s A K 10 9 8 7 5 4 3
deal features something very rare: a nine-card suit. It was played six times in a duplicate in
Florida. With East-West vulnerable, South opens one heart, and West passes. What should WEST 8
North do? AQ43 EAST
The normal response with this hand is five diamonds. Four of the six players in that duplicate Q6 972
did just that, and it ended the auction. Three made the contract, losing two spades. One 965
North went down, I cannot imagine how. K532
Two Norths bid only three diamonds, a weak jump response. One South sensibly passed 2
— misfits are miserable — but it did not work well here. The second South rebid three no-
trump and got a top. Q J 10 7 4
If West had been psychic and led the heart eight, the defenders could have taken the SOUTH
first four tricks via either three hearts and one spade or two hearts and two spades.
(Note also that three no-trump by North could have been defeated with a low-heart lead.) KJ8
Understandably, though, West led the spade three. South won with her jack and ran the
diamonds. During the avalanche, East and West discarded clubs, so South took the last Q 10 7 6 4
three tricks with her clubs. Plus 520 outscored all of the 400s.
Many experts would have difficulty with this deal because a five-diamond response would
not be natural. It would show a big heart fit and a diamond void and ask for key cards aside AK32
from the diamond ace. This is called Exclusion Key Card Blackwood. I guess here North
would respond two diamonds, then rebid five diamonds. Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Hearts Pass ??
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IT’S JUST ‘PLAN’ SIMPLE: HAVE A TARGET SCORE IN MIND KEVIN’S
2 for 1! You’ve heard the saying, “Plan the work, work the ical “weekend warrior” who has an
plan.” Well, this is also a great principle to implement 8:52 a.m. tee time and comes roar-
Two more golf- in golf. Let’s look at what your plan should be, and how ing in at 8:49 a.m., going a thousand
ers got into the to implement your program with the following “Kures”: miles an hour and can’t figure out
hole-in-one craze why you shot 52 on the front nine and
recently at PGA 1. Tracking. You should have a record-keeping sys- 39 on the back nine!
Golf Club. Ari tem for your golf results. I would recommend an Excel
Toderovitz, right, spreadsheet or, for you non-computer types, a notebook Remember, golf is a game of grace By Kevin Perkins
made some magic with columns tracking: 1) putts per round; 2) fairways and rhythm and balance. You cannot
on Christmas Day, hit; 3) greens in regulation; and 4) bunkers, chips and display these traits if you are in a rushed, tense and hur-
making an ace on pitching saves. After you review the results you will be ried state!
able to see the weaknesses of your game and where you
the Wanamaker should concentrate your practice time. Too many of my 3. Target score. The player must have a target score,
course’s 6th hole students have no measurable way to see how they’re do- which will keep you in emotional balance, force you to
with a gap wedge. ing, and of course this leads to an inappropriate alloca- plan each shot, and play within yourself. I very much
Not to be outdone, tion of their practice time. believe in playing one shot at a time; however, the one
PGA golf profes- shot that you are making an attempt to hit will be deter-
sional Mal Galletta, I don’t know how many times I have had a student mined by your overall goal of what your 18-hole target
left, made his ace come to me for a driving lesson. After I press them for score is. I am always amazed at Tiger Woods’ post ma-
Monday at the Dye information regarding their putting, they confess reluc- jor-winning news conferences, where he says that “he
course’s third hole, tantly that they average 40 putts per round. Obviously, and his caddie thought 5-under would be the winning
dunking a 6-iron they need to spend a couple hours per week practicing score, so we felt we needed par here, birdie there …”
from 158 yards. their putting, which will begin to shave strokes off their etc. Well, all their strategy was predicated on what they
Congrats, Ari and game immediately. thought would win. Yes, of course Tiger played each
Mal! shot one at a time, but each shot was hit and executed
So, track your results and spend your time working within his overall goal.
on the areas of your game that need the most improve-
ment. How this relates to mortals like you and me is very
simple. If you normally shoot 96 on your home course,
2. Pre-round preparation. How do you prepare for a where par is 71 and your goal is to shoot 89, do you know
round? Do you come to the course at least 45 minutes what you would need to score on each hole to shoot 89?
prior to your starting reservation to warm up proper- Well, that is easy: a bogey on each hole. So again, each
ly and also be in a relaxed frame of mind? Proper pre- shot must be hit one at a time, but play each hole con-
round preparation must include time for at least 20-30 servatively to reach your goal. Break your round into 18
full-swing shots, a half-dozen bunker shots, pitches and smaller goals. I know you will love the simplicity and
chips, and 5-10 minutes of putting. Or, are you the typ- clarity this mental approach brings!
PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN Participants in the 37th
5K Run take off from the
starting line early last
Saturday in downtown
Fort Pierce. Far left,
runners Jorge Moreno
and Frances Camach
smile mid-race. The race
– the oldest footrace in
St. Lucie County – was
sponsored by the Sunrise
Kiwanis Club of Fort
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Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EA “Your Airport Connection from the Treasure Coast”. Your Local Restoration Experts
INCOME TAXES. ROOT CANAL. ONE AIRPORT DRIVE
Fortunately, we can help with the Transportation To/From PBIA and Fort Lauderdale Airport Peter J. Ralli, J.D.
more painful of the two. from the Treasure Coast . . . less expensive than Uber
and Lyft. Advanced Booking Recommended. General Manager
Call: 772-878-3703 FAX: 772-343-7287 • www.repolicpa.com
One-Way Rates Start at $35 Airport Pick up and delivery rates available 1-8020-743-2064 Office: 772-360-4600
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Depending upon your location 772-621-2699 www.UWRGPortStLucieFL.com
*$35 rate is from Hobe Sound
Vitalia at Tradition Final
Phase of New Homes
55+ LIVING READY NOW
Why wait to enjoy the resort-inspired lifestyle you’ve always
wanted? The amenities at Vitalia at Tradition are ready now and
absolutely fabulous. Escape big city congestion and find your
fun in the sun for less in Port St. Lucie, FL today.
The Vitalia Advantage
Natural beauty and a vacation-themed
ambiance are just the beginning. Walk,
bike or cruise in your golf cart. It’s all in
the neighborhood. We’ll meet you at the
• Lakefront Captiva Club with state-of-
the-art social, recreational and fitness
• Sparkling heated pool
• Extra-large putting green
• Tennis, pickleball and Bocce courts
• Event lawn + fire pits
The final phase of homes remain.
Homesites are situated close to the
clubhouse. Call 877-889-7055 now to
schedule your personal viewing.
Act fast for the best selection.
taylormorrison.com | 877-889-7055
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features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development
plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change, availability or delay without notice. Any community improvements, recreational features and
amenities described are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change and under no obligation to be completed. Maps and plans
are not to scale, are not intended to show specific detailing and all dimensions are approximate. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and
options. Community Association or other fees may be required. This communication is not intended to constitute an offering in violation of the law of any
jurisdiction and in such cases our communications may be limited by the laws of your state. Please see a Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager
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a solicitation for the sale of homes in Vitalia at Tradition: N.J. Reg. No. 13-04-0002. For our NY prospective buyers: THE COMPLETE OFFERING TERMS
ARE IN AN OFFERING PLAN AVAILABLE FROM THE SPONSOR. FILE NO. H130003. For our Age Qualified Communities only: At least one resident
of household must be 55 or older, and additional restrictions apply. Some residents may be younger than 55 in limited circumstances. For minimum
age requirements for permanent residents in a specific community, please see Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager for complete details. Taylor
Morrison of Florida, Inc. CBC1257462; Royal Oak Homes, LLC CBC035126; Avatar Properties, Inc., d/b/a AV Homes CBC1254089.