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‘Sustain’ refrain. P2 Netting funds. P10 A scramble for eggs!

Satellite Beach pushes ahead Worthy causes win at Pro Tennis Baskets full of joy at Rossetter
with environmental initiatives. Classic’s courtside celebration. House Easter event. PAGE 8

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Det. Griswold Delay tactic used
is a force to be in battle against
reckoned with high-speed train

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
[email protected] [email protected]

In 2011, Melbourne Beach The county commission
Detective Melanie Griswold threw some grit in the gears
landed a case that disturbed of All Aboard Florida’s high-
her as much as it made her de- speed rail scheme at its April 11
termined to put away James meeting, tabling legislation the
Wright-Roberts, who sexually company is seeking that would
abused children. insure the county does not in-
terfere with train operations at a
Proprietor Betty Young of Betty’s Antiques in Historic Downtown Melbourne in front of her shop as a train passes. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER county overpass.

Shark attacks injure two, clear island beaches Brevard County Commission
Chair Curt Smith requested the
delay to gain leverage in a dis-
pute about the value of some
easement property the county
is buying from the railway.

“We got an appraisal,” said
John Denninghoff, Brevard’s

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

Residency decision
cites Chicago mayor

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
[email protected] [email protected]

Detective Griswold. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER A pair of shark attacks A young shark-bite victim was flown to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK Mary Jo Kilcullen, the Indi-
occurred in the afternoon alantic town council member
“It was my first sex-crimes of April 10 in Melbourne recently accused of being a
case, and I certainly did not Beach and the South carpetbagger, can thank Rahm
want to screw it up,” Griswold Beaches. The attacks fol- Emanuel for retaining her
said. lowed two shark sightings council post in Indialantic.
off of Alan Shepard Park
The challenge of ensuring and Cocoa Beach earlier in Town attorney Paul R. Gou-
criminals like Wright-Roberts the day. gelman, who investigated the
did significant time in prison charge, used Emanuel’s run
is one reason Griswold be- At approximately 4 p.m., for mayor in 2011 as one of the
came a cop after years work- a 23 year-old Melbourne points favoring Kilcullen’s resi-
ing in physical therapy. dency in Indialantic. Emanuel
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Satellite Beach pushes ahead with sustainability plans

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Nick Sanzone at Satellite Beach City Hall. PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER provement to develop the best possible
[email protected] document to refer to in coming years,
it takes to install a solar energy system. to one-third for the hardware. Reduc- he said.
Sustainability is a buzz word for en- Examples of soft costs include plan- ing soft costs leads to savings that are
couraging positive behaviors related ning and zoning; permitting; financing; passed on to consumers. “Sustainability action plans are living
to the environment, preserving natu- customer acquisition; and installation documents and ours meant to be adapt-
ral resources through efficient living. labor. Soft costs now represent roughly Big progress toward solar sustainabil- able, allowing the city to make changes
two-thirds of the total price of an in- ity in the city came on April 5 when the based on current economic, social and
But that’s just talk, most of the time. stalled residential system, compared City Council unanimously approved a environmental needs,’’ according to its
The City of Satellite Beach and its City proposal submitted by City Manager executive summery.
Council, however, are actually putting Courtney Barker to install a massive
sustainable practices and programs photovoltaic solar power system on the The city started the project under the
in place. They have created an official City Hall/Civic Center building. With a guidance of Florida Tech Dr. Ken Linde-
sustainability board (https://www.face- one-time capital cost of about $130,000, man, compiling a Sustainability Assess-
book.com/GoGreenSB/) and are mov- the projected savings over 25 years are ment Report using five broad catego-
ing ahead with multiple initiatives, in- estimated at $182,000. ries: built environment, land and water
cluding solar-powered city buildings, a systems, energy and transportation net-
community garden, and bat houses to In order to continue and accelerate works, community outreach and qual-
help with mosquito control. progress, the city has created the Satel- ity of life.
Satellite Beach was recently rec- lite Beach Sustainability Action Plan. The
ognized as a national leader for en- plan is available to the public for com- Twenty Green Achievement Targets
couraging solar market growth by the ment through April 22 “for economic, so- were listed, with the top five serving as a
SolSmart program, funded by the U.S. cial and environmental guidance.” priority for a five-year period. The No. 1
Department of Energy SunShot Initia- priority – convert all municipal building
tive. It is the only city in Florida named Taking the lead in promoting the to solar power in the next two decades
by the organization. plan, especially the need for citizen in- – is well on its way with the city hall/
According to the SolSmart website, to volvement in the decisions, is Environ- civic center solar plans. Also in progress
achieve designation, cities and counties mental Programs Coordinator Nicholas is priority No. 2, which is to establish a
had to take steps to reduce solar “soft Frank Sanzone. financially sustainable community gar-
costs,” which are non-hardware costs den at Desoto Park.
that can increase the time and money Far from being set in stone, the plan
is open to regular adjustment and im- Satellite Beach’s plan is among 20 city
sustainability plans in Florida. Most of
those cities are larger, making the Sat-
ellite Beach plans unique in terms of
scale.

“It has taken place over most of a de-
cade,” Sanzone said. “We were trying to
do things to become more efficient with
the idea of looking toward the future,’’

Public comment ends this week and
will be compiled into a finalized plan
May 3.

But the process does not end there.
“Within the document itself there
are clickable links, so that part of the
living aspect of it,’’ Sanzone said.
“Some of the ideas are simple but
can have a huge benefit. This is a way of
thinking ahead. When we look at it again
next year, maybe there’s something that
was missed,’’ he said. 

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SHARK ATTACKS hand and at the time she refused medi- The second attack took place around “She was airlifted to Arnold Palmer
cal treatment,” said Melbourne Beach 4:30 p.m. in the water off of 9075 A1A Children’s Hospital in Orlando,” Walk-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Police Chief, Dan Duncan. in the South Beaches when a 10-year- er said.
old girl suffered a 6-inch bite on the
resident said a 3-foot shark bit her on According to Don Walker, Brevard left calf while swimming. Brevard Fire “The bite was indicative of a shark
the left hand. The incident occurred County spokesman, the beaches were and Rescue was dispatched to the bite, but there were no witnesses. The
off Ocean Park at Ocean Avenue. “A temporarily closed after the incident. scene. beach was cleared until there was no
lifeguard had already wrapped her They re-opened in an hour. evidence of sharks in water.” 

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ALL ABOARD FLORIDA of the service, which he believes offers from Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, In- Brevard County attorney Scott Knox con-
nothing for the area. “We do not want a dian Harbour Beach and Satellite Beach cluded the cost to maintain upgraded
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 100 mph train going through the coun- can hop aboard? Kamm said since All crossings would be at least double the
ty,” he said. Aboard Florida is a for-profit business, a current cost, not to mention retrofitting
public works director. “But the railway station needs to generate high numbers the streets leading up to the crossings.
wants about $300,000 without benefit While All Aboard Florida and Bre- of passengers. “South county locations
of a valuation. vard County duke it out, the first leg of are unlikely to produce the riders that Still, train officials say the project en-
the journey, from Miami to West Palm northern locations will.” joys widespread Brevard support. “The
“They need to come up with their Beach, is expected to begin this year. county and cities realize the economic
own appraisal.” Denninghoff said. The timing for latter phases depends on Smith said any station in Brevard benefits and the increased connectivity a
“Then we can have a battle of experts.” variables such as completion of track would be a detriment to the high-speed statewide system will bring to the region
upgrades, installation of new track and Miami to Orlando concept. “If it stops once it is implemented,” said Ali Soule,
Smith said the delay is a negotiating financing – especially financing. in Brevard it blows the business model All Aboard Florida Public Affairs Manag-
chip. “With this tabled, we have some apart,” he said. er. “We are also implementing a `sealed
bargaining power,” he said. All Aboard had been notably unsuc- corridor’, which will qualify the county
cessful, so far, in coaxing investors to Critics who hope All Aboard Florida for quiet zone status, ie no horns. Bright-
Anything that slows the train down is climb aboard its risky scheme. never gets on track insist it’s not a done line is installing these safety measures at
fine with Betty Young, who is not a fan of deal.Two companies involved in the proj- no cost to local governments.”
the much-hyped and much-hated train “We continue to explore financing ect had a change in ownership within the
expected to whisk passengers between options,” said Brightline spokeswoman past two months. In February, Japanese A sealed corridor provides increased
Miami and Orlando in three hours. As AnneMarie Mathews. company SoftBank Group Corp. bought safety measures at grade crossings. “A
proprietor of Betty’s Antiques in Historic Fortress Investment Group, the parent of train horn is considered part of grade
Downtown Melbourne, Young will have The train, with speeds up to 125 All Aboard Florida. A month later, Grupo crossing safety protection,” Kamm said.
to put up with the trains rumbling out- mph, will stop at just three stations, México acquired Florida East Coast Rail- “So, if the horn is removed, other safety
side her window 32 times a day at speeds none in Brevard even though the trains way Holdings. What these acquisitions equipment must be installed in its place.”
exceeding 79 mph. race through the county from Sebas- mean for the likelihood train service re-
tian Inlet to Cocoa before banking west mains to be seen. Kamm added that All Aboard Florida
“I just don’t agree with it,” said Young, toward Orlando and the theme parks. is required to install additional safety
who has run her store for 25 years. “The A spokesperson for the train company “We are happy a Japanese company equipment because of the speeds. “The
freight trains are supposed to go 35 mph says once operating, it will consider bought Fortress. They know rail does equipment will also meet the require-
but they have to be doing 50.” additional stations. not make money. The Mexican group ments for quiet zones, a designation
is buying FECR to put money to double which applies to freight trains as well.
If it comes to be, All Aboard Florida’s With that in mind, “The Space Coast tracks for freight not passenger rail,” When AAF is ready for grade crossing
planned high-speed rail service – dubbed Transportation Planning Organization said Susan Mehiel who represents a co- upgrades in our area, we will apply for
Brightline – will more than double the reviewed potential locations from 528 alition of organizations that has fought quiet zone status for all 50+ crossings in
train traffic by Young’s store. Besides uti- south to Palm Bay. We endorsed two in All Aboard Florida for four years. Brevard,” he said.
lizing the existing Florida East Coast Rail- Cocoa,” said TPO Executive Director,
way freight track, the company will build Bob Kamm. “My reason has always been about Mathews says Brevard County also
a second track alongside. forcing 21st century systems onto 19th benefits because Brightline selected GE
Why not Melbourne, where travelers century infrastructure. It will impact Transportation in Melbourne to design
“It’s never going to fly,” Smith said the region negatively,” she said. and manufacture signaling equipment
for the entire 235-mile corridor. More-
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Shawn and Sonya Miller, Savannah, Libertee, Hunter and Noah Cannon. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Eva Tonn, Paula and Brett Martin with daughter Sophia and son Jonathon.

Mary Johnson, Shantell and Rodney Robinson with Samuel and Sophia. Suzie and Jason Webster with baby, Preston and Carter. Haley and Josh Thompson with son Beau and daughters Pearl and Natalie.

Baskets full of joy at Rossetter Easter Egg Hunt

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Jerrod and Marissa Harlan of Satel- dren aged 2 years to 12 years. the Edwardian-era Rossetter House as
[email protected] lite Beach brought their twin 2-year- After the hunt, a raffle was held for well as the Roesch House across from
old sons, Axton and Fontaine, specifi- it on Highland Avenue, and the Hous-
The bright candy colors dotting the cally to meet the Easter Bunny. In fact, deluxe Easter baskets filled with toys ton Cemetery a half block south. The
lush grounds of the Historic Rossetter that’s all the boys said they wanted to and candies. Carter Webster, 7, of Mel- house and grounds of the three prop-
House Museum and Gardens in Mel- do there, said Marissa. That is, until bourne took home the boy’s basket erties are open weekly Wednesday
bourne last Saturday could mean only they noticed a basket of lollipops. “I and sisters Story, 4, and Fae Johnson, 2, through Saturday for hour-long, $8
one thing: It was Eastertime and there can’t believe it,” she said. “They are of Cocoa Beach shared the girl’s prize tours.
were eggs to be found. completely happy with having just a basket.
lollipop.” The genteel property also welcomes
The Florida Historical Society, which One family did not want to be iden- families for a very popular Mother’s
owns the property, hosts the beloved Deanna Runyon, director of the tified but did want to publicly express Day Tea as well as weddings and other
morning of traditional activities that historical society, said 75 families their thanks to the event organizers. special events.
brings families from across Brevard registered about 150 children for the They had brought their newly adopted,
County to the Eau Gallie Arts District free event, sponsored in part by the 12-year-old daughter to her first-ever After the egg hunt, and before re-
the day before Easter. Brevard Cultural Alliance. Museum Easter egg hunt. The new mother was turning to their normal routines, fam-
volunteers hid roughly 750 eggs, likely overwhelmed with emotion – sadness ilies wandered the grounds, perhaps
Sweet was the word of the day, as taking longer to conceal them than it that her daughter had never before ex- envisioning life in the early 1900s.
children dressed in spring outfits and took the orderly horde of youngsters to perienced such a simple joy, and grati- The peaceful setting is just yards away
Easter bonnets clutched baskets of find them. The hunting grounds were tude for the opportunity presented on from an always-busy Eau Gallie Bou-
treat-filled plastic eggs, sat for photos thoughtfully separated into three age- that day. levard but permanently connected to
with the Easter Bunny, intently colored appropriate spaces which, when the a slower-paced past.
at tables in a courtyard and played dust settled, were picked bare by chil- In addition to the joy the event brings
an assortment of lawn games under a to children, the historical society rel- For more information visit rossetter-
canopy of old oaks and graceful palms. ished the opportunity to showcase housemuseum.org. 

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Pro Tennis Classic fete nets funds for worthy causes

STORY BY KAT REDNER CORRESPONDENT colorful bouquets of delicate flowers. Jenna Loeb serves. Quinn) Gleason.
[email protected] “I started The Parker Foundation Kristie Ahn.
PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER
Two young ladies in beautiful two years ago with my husband,” Robin Briggs and Tyrone McCline.
springtime dresses greeted attend- said Melissa Parker, who serves as through arts, and speak through Jen Jackson, Beth and Mitch Evander
ees of a second annual Courtside the organization’s vice president. education. And all of these are based
Celebration last Saturday evening “There was a need for extracurricu- on a family-centered model. This
for a celebration prior to the Sunday lar activities for children with au- event really helps shine a light on ev-
finals of the 12th annual Revolution tism. We have three different pro- erything we do.”
Technologies Women’s Pro Tennis grams: speak through sports, speak
Classic. The eight-day tournament, “We are so grateful for all of the
an $80,000 Women’s USTA Pro Cir- sponsors at this event,” added Julia
cuit event with a qualifying draw of Barney, Parker foundation direc-
32 players, had begun April 9 with tor. “It really draws attention to the
the first-round qualifiers and ran needs of our charities and helps with
through the finals on April 16. all of these programs.”

Courtenay Porter, director of ex- The mission of Candlelighters of
ternal relations of The Scott Center Brevard, Inc., whose motto is “Be-
for Autism Treatment, explained cause kids can’t fight cancer alone,”
that proceeds from the event would is to provide support not only to
be divvied up equally between three children battling with cancer but
beneficiaries – The Parker Founda- to their families as well. The Scott
tion for Autism and Child Develop- Center for Autism Treatment utilizes
ment, The Scott Center for Autism a three-pronged approach that in-
Treatment, and Candlelighters of cludes clinical service, research and
Brevard, Inc. training as they seek to improve the
lives of children with autism and re-
Once inside, the elegantly dressed lated disorders and their families.
guests in their cocktail attire roamed
throughout the Kiwi Tennis Club The Courtside Celebration, a won-
enjoying the festivities, with many derful event with an even greater
stopping to watch the doubles semi- cause, highlighted an atmosphere of
finals from courtside benches. giving that clearly revolved around
the communities’ well-being. 
The club had been sectioned off
into two portions: one for dining
and the other for mingling, snacking
on a variety of hors d’oeuvres, and
bidding on an assortment of raffle
items ranging from a Yeti Cooler Full
of Fun to Eats on the Beach gift cer-
tificates.

The dining area was on the unoc-
cupied tennis court beneath a large
tent and, with the perfect weather,
the guests were destined for a de-
lightful time.

A bounteous buffet and bar lined
the perimeter of the tent and the ta-
ble décor was a breath of springtime,
with pastel-colored tablecloths and

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Lory Bittner and Margaret Babcock. Teresa and Jeff Nickerson. Courtenay Porter and Bryan Brooks.

Lisa and Stuart Mitchell with Teresa McNeight. Richard and Jennifer Michael.

Ken Stackpoole and Darcia Jones Francey. Julia and Kevin Barney.

Tim Deratany, Liz Lamb and Melissa Parker.

Alex and Madelaine Jenna. Jill Neuharth and Anna Udell.



FIERY DANCERS
SUPPLY THE HEAT IN
‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’

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ABBA-cadabra: ‘Mamma Mia!’ magic hits Melbourne

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH COLUMNIST “I immediately fell in

The ABBA juke-box musical that has love with her energy and

swept the world is winding to a close. spirit – and that voice!”

But not before it makes a stop Sunday says Henegar artistic di-

at the King Center in Melbourne for rector Hank Rion. “She

matinee and evening performances. is an amazingly talented

And while this is the show’s final actor and I was so lucky

tour, the sweet part for our area’s to have her be part of the

super-fans is that former Melbourne Henegar Family, if only for

performer Gabriella Marchion, 21, one year.”

is touring with the show. Marchion Although she has been

won a role as an ensemble member performing since the age

and she also is understudy for the of 6, it was her turn as Alli-

roles of Ali and Lisa. son in “Cry-Baby” that ac-

While the San Francisco Bay Area celerated the momentum.

native lived in Melbourne for about a The Henegar produc-

year, Marchion quickly stole hearts tion was rewritten es-

with her vivacious performances in pecially for community

leading roles in three productions at theaters and is now the

the Henegar Center: Lola in “Damn version that Music Theatre ‘Mamma Mia!’

Yankees,” Wednesday Addams in International is licensing

“The Addams Family” and Allison in nationwide. The creators got the call she was waiting for. She Afterwards, fans flock to the stage
door for autographs.
the community theater premiere of of the show, which was based on the remembers it vividly: It was morning
“We get a lot of super-fans,” she says.
“Cry-Baby.” John Waters film, came to Melbourne in the Washington Heights apartment “They see the tour every year and just
live and breathe ‘Mamma Mia!’ People
“When we heard the news that Ga- to see it and immediately encouraged she shares with two other former Bre- dress up in ABBA awesomeness.”

briella would be part of the national Marchion to go for it. vard residents and Broadway hopefuls One of those fans is Indialantic res-
ident Andrea Green Deratany Blasy.
tour, of course it spread like wildfire That along with Rion’s encourage- – Noah Christian Necaise and Taylor She saw the show twice on Broadway
and twice at the King Center and has
throughout the theater com- ment is “what made me pack Straney. tickets for the upcoming show, along
with three girlfriends.
munity among those of up my bags and go,” Mar- “I was over the moon I was so excit-
“This show is a phenomenon and
us who worked with Chloe Kounadis, Lizzie Markson, chion says. ed,” she says. “I woke up all my room- completely captures the imagina-
her here,” says Erin Niki Badua P HOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD tion,” Blasy says.
Moving to New mates and told them. We all jumped
The first time she saw the show on
Ashley Frank, who York City, she was around and hugged. It was great.” Broadway, she was “blown away,” she
says.
played in “Cry-Ba- tapped by the Rehearsals started in September
“All of us in the audience were on
by” and several show’s creators and she was on the road three weeks our feet dancing and singing along.”

other shows at for a reunion later. Now she gets to perform in what An avid supporter of this area’s arts
and culture, Blasy is excited to see
Henegar. concert of the she says is a “party on stage,” invari- Marchion on stage.

“Just two years Broadway show ably drawing a joyful response to the Kathi Hooper Landers is similarly
enthusiastic. “I love ‘Mamma Mia’
ago, she was on at the popular show. Many in the audience stand up because it is 100 percent joy,” she
says. “I’ve seen the national tour
stage with us and after-hours caba- and dance to the music. three times and made sure I got great
seats for this run.”
now she is part of ret 54 Below. Mar- “You can’t help it,” she said. “You
She says she’s particularly looking
a national tour, so of chion would under- just gotta start dancing.” forward to seeing Gabriella Marchion
“release her inner dancing queen at
course we all want to study the lead role. Any self-respecting musical the- the King Center.”

support her and a large In New York a little ater fan knows the story that is the “She is ridiculously talented in the
true musical theatre triple-threat
group of us have planned more than a year, she was cast setting for those toe tapping, hip- kind of way.”

to attend the local performance to in the final tour of “Mamma Mia!” Au- swinging ABBA songs like “Danc- Rion had equally high hopes. “I ex-
pect great things from her,” he says.
cheer her on. I think it’s really special ditions were held in a midtown audi- ing Queen” and “Take a Chance on “And I better be part of her Tony
Award acceptance speech.”
that the tour is stopping at the King tion studio. She went to call back after Me.” Written by British playwright
“Mamma Mia!” is performed Sunday
Center of all places.” call back before finally last May, she Catherine Johnson, the romantic at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the King Cen-
ter on N. Wickham Road in Melbourne.
comedy tells the story of family and Tickets begin at $47.75. Call 321-242-
2219 or visit KingCenter.com. 
friends gathering for a wedding on a

Greek island. The bride’s mother has

brought two girlfriends and the bride

has invited three former lovers of her

mother, one of whom might be the

bride’s father.

Throw in songs by ABBA’s Benny

Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and

you have a hit show that became

the eighth-longest running show on

Broadway. It’s been seen by more

than 60 million people in 50 produc-

tions and 16 languages around the

world. This tour marks the 15th year

on the road, and it has inspired fierce

devotion among fans.

Marchion experiences that devo-

tion every time the show performs.

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Fiery dancers supply heat in ‘Saturday Night Fever’

STORY BY MICHELLE GENZ STAFF WRITER masked much of their movement. Robert Stigwood, and collaborator Bill Stigwood, who died last year, was an
[email protected] They also manage some monster Oakes, involves a new book, too. It was Australian record producer; his artists
commissioned by Theatre Rights Inter- included Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees.
Riverside Theatre wraps up its sea- lifts when the girls join in, partner- national for use in regional theaters and Oakes ran Stigwood’s company; he was
a national tour. once assistant to Paul McCartney.
son with another jukebox musical in ing them with the same smoldering li-
While the storyline is pure Ameri- “Saturday Night Fever” plays at Riv-
collaboration with Philadelphia’s Wal- bido that they use to demean them off cana – loser street kid looks to disco ball erside through April 30. It then moves
to illuminate his future – it has been on to Walnut Street Theatre in Phila-
nut Street Theatre, this time “Saturday the dance floor. And we’re not talking told through the eyes of Australians delphia for a two-month run beginning
and Englishmen; the musical first pre- May 15. 
Night Fever,” an energetic, dance-filled wolf whistles: The movie included two miered in London’s West End.

version of the 1977 movie for which the rape scenes, one involving Tony try-

British pop group the Bee Gees wrote ing to force himself on his dance part-

the score. ner Stephanie; in the other, Tony’s two

What remains of the dark tone of that friends rape the drunk, drugged and

often violent film is at Riverside largely hapless Annette, an unpopular girl

conveyed through sets. They are mas- Tony has heartlessly rejected. Tony does

terfully designed to be moved by the nothing to intervene.

cast itself, depicting gritty backdrops of That horror has been edited out of the

1970s Brooklyn. The disco era hit about musical version, and talk is more muted

a decade after the Verrazano-Narrows of choosing an abortion when one of

bridge was built, connecting Bay Ridge the guys, Bobby, learns his girlfriend is

to Staten Island and – metaphorically, pregnant. Still, the disparaging remarks

at least – a larger world. The bridge fac- by men about women, right down to

tors prominently in both the set Tony’s parents, is unsettling to the

and the story, which also point of grating, particu-

takes place within the larly delivered at full-

bleak mid-century PHOTOS BY HOLLY PORCH throated volume in
brownstone of forced Brooklyn

Tony Manero, accents. It does,

a 19-year- however, play

old still liv- to the study

ing with his in contrasts

parents and with the Bee

working in a Gees’ sooth-

paint store. ing ballads,

And then a couple of

there is the which have

two-level dis- been given a

co called 2001 top-to-bottom

Odyssey. That tonal makeover

glittery, pulsat- to better fit with the

ing space becomes plot. I’ll leave that to

a play within a play, its fans of the Bee Gees to de-

dance competitions a distraction termine if that’s grating, too.

to dreary lives. In the case of the lead Stafford directed the same show in

character, Manero, disco is his only September with the same actors in

chance to excel. several lead roles giving the custom-

Vocals aside, the men in this show ary short rehearsal time a major leg-

hold all the power. Dance is the vehicle up, one would suppose. Those roles

for their ferocity and it comes through included Tony (Jacob Tischler), Gus

most in the musical numbers outside (Raynor Rubel), Double J (Joe Moeller,

the club. Choreographed by the show’s who also played the role under Staf-

director Richard Stafford, the men ford at North Shore Music Theatre in

dance in a macho mash-up of styles: Massachusetts), Joey (Christopher

Broadway, ballroom, disco and martial Hlinka, my favorite) and Stephanie

arts. This crew would whup the cast (Alexandra Matteo).

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It doesn’t hurt that those moves are way as Martha Reeves in “Motown the

on bodies costumed in stop-light col- Musical” and in London’s West End in

ors, those wildly-printed jersey shirts “Hair” – she played Abie Baby.

held taut inside the rib-nicking waist- Candy often sings duets with another

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 ARTS & THEATRE

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STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER 33rd Annual Melbourne the weekend’s events. The art show will
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INSIGHT COVER STORY

BY SARA SOLOVITCH | WASHINGTON POST modern-day collection plate known counts just to pay their rent. Esalen In- nia sun has re-emerged. The moun-
as GoFundMe to help repair the road stitute, that crucible of personal trans- tains are at their most verdant in re-
The first thing you notice is the silence, leading to their monastery. formation, is raising emergency relief cent memory, their slopes splashed
punctured by birdcalls and the far-off funds to “help weather the storm.” with yellow poppies. Wild turkeys strut
roar of water moving through canyons. “To have your habits cut off so sud- across the highway, and casual neigh-
denly. . . . There’s a nightmarish aspect For the time being, the only way bors embrace at chance meetings, ea-
You usually can’t hear these sounds, to it,” says Peter Marshall, a gardener in and out is a grueling hike, a pric- ger to recount their sightings of foxes,
drowned out as they are by the 2 mil- who has lived here 33 years. ey helicopter ride or an otherwise owls or a bald eagle on a turnout.
lion tourists who flock here annually closed road to the south that is acces-
just to drive Highway 1, the route that Legendary restaurants and business- sible briefly in the morning and again “It’s so stunningly beautiful and
cuts through Big Sur on California’s es have been temporarily shuttered in the afternoon. peaceful, like a real Shangri-La,”
scenic Central Coast. But today the and the majority of their staffs laid off. marvels Erin Lee Gafill, an artist and
tourists are gone and Highway 1 is Workers are dipping into 401(k) ac- Yet it’s springtime and the Califor- teacher who was born and raised here.
car-free, home instead to pickup bas- “Every day there’s nowhere else I want
ketball games, mothers pushing stroll- to be. But then I’m constantly checking
ers, and skateboarders whizzing by at to see when the road is going to open.”
speeds approaching the 45 mph limit.
Gafill’s grandparents founded Ne-
The “island” of Big Sur – for that’s penthe, the fabled restaurant perched
what this iconic stretch of coastline on a cliff 800 feet above the Pacific
has become – is entering its tenth Ocean, in 1949. She lives in the log
week of nearly total isolation, thanks cabin that her grandparents purchased
to punishing winter storms, landslides from Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth,
and a failed bridge. the same cabin in which Henry Miller
resided and wrote “Big Sur and the Or-
The rain ended California’s five-year anges of Hieronymus Bosch.”
drought, but it left 45 miles of Highway
1 cut off from the rest of California, with Two weeks ago, her brother Kirk,
few services for the 450 men, women who is Nepenthe’s manager, had to
and children who live here. That means lay off 100 of his 115 employees. It
no mail delivery, a limited supply of was a harsh reversal from the sum-
gasoline, and a single deli where you mer, when the restaurant served 500
can buy eggs. Even the resident monks lunches a day and there were two-
have been forced to pass around the hour waits for a seat on the terrace.
As president of the Big Sur Chamber
of Commerce, he points out that this
modest stretch of coastal highway is
responsible for as much as $600,000 a
day in revenue.

“When you think about the loss of rev-
enue every day this road is closed to the
public, it’s incredibly impactful,” he says.

Even so, many residents admit, al-
most sheepishly, to a feeling of relief.
They had been hoping for a road clo-

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INSIGHT COVER STORY

sure – just a week or two, something MARIA PLACENCIA called its existence, and within days of
“that would give us a nice little break,” AND HER HUSBAND, the bridge closure, a few intrepid souls
as Martha Karstens, chief of the Big Sur JESUS MORA, FOLLOW began exploring ways to reach “the oth-
Volunteer Fire Brigade, put it. THEIR CHILDREN ACROSS er side.”
THE STORM-DAMAGED
Before the closure, the traffic was BRIDGE ON THE WAY TO “We saw people on our property, cry-
relentless and locals had quit gaping THEIR HOME IN BIG SUR. ing ‘Can’t you help me?’” says Carissa
when visitors parked in the middle of Chappellet, who lives on a ranch that
the highway and ran to a precipice to THE TRAIL RECONNECTS SCENIC BIG SUR AFTER DEVASTATING STORMS. runs contiguous to the demolished
take selfies. They had even become in- bridge. “We started bushwhacking our
ured to the often-disgusting waste left – separating families from one another, They were used for dropping in food way out. My brother-in-law was walking
behind at many of the turnouts. residents from their jobs and children and supplies to the 45 miles of affected up the canyon with his backpack filled
from their schools. roadway, for transporting residents with 60 pounds of food and supplies.”
“Highway 1,” Karstens says, grimac- who could afford the $680 charge, and
ing, “is one big toilet, in my opinion.” With the road from the south almost for flying in the occasional teacher. When California State Parks an-
She and other residents had raised con- entirely closed by landslides, there were nounced it would take five weeks to get
cerns with elected officials, the state only two ways of getting in and out. He- But it was an abandoned trail through the trail up to code, residents revolted.
transportation and parks departments, licopters had been used to evacuate parkland that consumed the commu- Within days, 100 locals had been depu-
the U.S. Forest Service and the Mon- guests from Esalen early in the crisis. nity’s attention. Longtime residents re- tized to work alongside state employees
terey Bay Marine Sanctuary. to build the trail. Together, they finished
the job in a record 10 days.
RESIDENTS USE AN ABANDONED
TRAIL – NEARLY A MILE LONG AND The trail runs nearly one mile,
FULL OF SWITCHBACKS – TO REACH climbs sharply in places and switch-
THE OTHER HALF OF BIG SUR. backs around redwoods scorched in
a 2008 wildfire. Seventeen children
“All these people,” she says, “and walked it for the first time, at 7 a.m.
nothing happens.” on March 30. They were met by school
buses as they emerged from the forest.
Then came November and the arrival Among them was Stephanie Gutierrez,
of rain. The ridges and slopes of the Big 17, a junior at Carmel High School, lug-
Sur wilderness had already been erod- ging a 40-pound backpack full of text-
ed by the drought and multiple wild- books and worried about catching up
fires. The land just couldn’t hold when on math and American literature.
it was walloped with 82 inches of rain
in two months. Trees, rocks and debris Kindergartner Amauta Alcon-Love-
careened down the mountains, making land couldn’t wait to get back to Cap-
private roads impassable; creeks flood- tain Cooper Elementary School. Her
ed, trapping people in their homes. father spent three days working on the
trail. Her mother, Sarah, hiked along-
In mid-February, the ground under side her and was confident that her
Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge had become daughter could manage it: “Amauta’s
so saturated that the bridge sank and grown up hiking her whole life. She’s
had to be demolished. Pfeiffer Can- got pretty good stamina.”
yon Bridge had not been the most dra-
matic span on Highway 1. It was only The half-hour hike may eventually
100 yards long, and most people barely prove tiresome even to Amauta, as the
noticed it. But its destruction changed new bridge won’t be completed until
the landscape, splitting Big Sur in half at least September.

Yet the outside world continues to
beckon. Post Ranch Inn, where rooms
cost $1,000 to $2,500 per night, plans to
helicopter in 40 guests the end of this
week. Nepenthe hopes to reopen on
the same day, offering a limited menu
to locals.

And the New Camaldoli Hermitage
may soon be welcoming guests again.
The monastery’s GoFundMe campaign
has raised about $275,000, most of it
to repair the road connecting its 11
monks to the outside world.

At Esalen, the phones keep ringing,
even though workshops have been
canceled until June.

“I feel the earth here has needed this
cleansing,” says Sunnie Davis, guest
services manager. “It’s just the impact
on the community that’s tragic.”

She gives a big hug to a visitor and
then leads the way to a wooden bridge.
“This gives all of us the opportunity to
become closer and more intimate and
show that Big Sur spirit,” she says. “Let
it shine.” She leans over the edge and
gazes at the turbulent river, the rapids
swirling below. 



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INSIGHT BOOKS

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the atop American society. Under have countless new museums, en- ute in the years ahead. And the Ga-
Twenty-First Century,” published in our lax and laxly enforced tax riched schools and colleges, medi- teses have committed to giving out
2014, explained modern inequality laws, those causes can be con- cal research laboratories, foreign all their foundation’s assets within
in capitalist countries, but it was a troversial and entirely political, assistance projects, and much more 20 years of the death of the surviving
rather dry exercise that relied heavily and still be tax-deductible. The thanks to the creative efforts of the spouse. Already the Gates Foundation
on numbers. In “The Givers,” David Koch brothers, George Soros best philanthropists. has helped control the AIDS epidemic
Callahan brings inequality to life. He and many more get large tax de- in Africa, reduce malaria, create the
draws a startling picture of the as- ductions for contributions that We’ve also had bitter controversies Common Core school curriculum and
tounding growth of private American are obviously political. Calla- over charter schools, teacher ten- a great deal more.
wealth in the past quarter-century, han estimates that deductible ure, gun control and many more is-
the people who have accumulated contributions to “policy and sues fueled by philanthropic efforts “For all the philanthropy we’ve seen
it, and the ways they are using their advocacy groups” with politi- to change the country. And there is in recent years,” Callahan writes, “it’s
money, often aggressively, to change cal missions add up to “the low room for resentment. As Callahan nothing compared to what lies ahead.”
the world – sometimes for the better, billions, less than $10 billion.” writes, “The more active the rich have Gates and Buffett persuaded scores of
sometimes not. These deplete the treasury become in injecting their money and the super-rich to sign a giving pledge
without any public official hav- preferences into public life, the less committing them to donating at least
Callahan’s account of how the rich ing a voice in the matter. that ordinary people may feel that half their wealth to philanthropy.
exercise power in modern America is they can compete and the more they Many who didn’t sign that pledge have
ominous and grim, though he avoids The starting point of “The may tend to withdraw.” independently made similar or even
drawing the darkest conclusions his Givers” is a powerful descrip- grander promises.
evidence would support. He admits tion of how much wealthier Gates is the leading example of the
only to being “troubled” that dona- and more numerous the richest new philanthropists who are Calla- The prospects for the growth of phi-
tions of huge amounts of cash enable Americans have become just in han’s subject. The founder of Micro- lanthropy are so good, Callahan ar-
power to move from public institu- the past generation. “Rich” is soft and his wife, Melinda, have richly gues, that within the next few decades,
tions “into private hands” of people not what it used to be. I remem- endowed the Gates Foundation, with philanthropic spending could exceed
whose influence can make them ber when J. Paul Getty, the oil- help from their friend Warren Buffett. discretionary, nondefense spending
“super-citizens.” He acknowledges man, was the archetypal rich Its assets today are nearly $40 billion, by the federal government – that is,
that “after three decades of rising in- American, in a class by himself. more than three times the endow- what the government spends on ev-
equality” in America, “it’s unnerving When Getty died in 1976, he left an ment of the Ford Foundation, or nine erything but entitlement programs
to watch rich people, however smart estate of about $8 billion in today’s times the Rockefeller Foundation’s. In (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,
or well meaning, amass even more dollars. A fortune of $8 billion (that’s the 16 years it has existed, the Gates etc.) and the defense budget. 
power.” He’s worried that giant en- $8,000,000,000 – think how that would Foundation has given away more than
dowments of family foundations will look on your bank statement!) today $37 billion, but this is only a modest THE GIVERS
allow this power to be inherited by would rank 55th on Forbes Magazine’s first step. The Gateses are commit- Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy
generation after generation. “There list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. ted to giving most of their fortune to
may be no better way for the super- Forbes credits Bill Gates, first on that the foundation, which means it will in a New Gilded Age
rich to ensure lasting clout for their list, with a personal fortune of $81 bil- have perhaps $150 billion to distrib- By David Callahan
heirs than to dedicate their wealth to lion – 10 times Getty’s wealth. Every-
philanthropy.” one on Forbes’ top 20 is worth more Knopf. 343 pp. $28.95
than $20 billion, which happens to be Review by Robert G. Kaiser,
Many readers of Callahan may roughly the gross domestic product of
draw harsher conclusions than he Iceland. The Washington Post
does about a system funded by all of In Getty’s day, great wealth was
us (through the tax deductions Ameri- rare; today it’s more commonplace. PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
cans can take when donating money Forbes identifies 540 American bil-
to philanthropic causes) that em- lionaires. Callahan reports that A COMMANDER IN CHIEF’S TRIBUTE
powers only a few of us to spend vast 70,000 Americans are worth more TO AMERICA’S WARRIORS
sums to advance favorite causes and, than $30 million. Five thousand
often, to preserve their own status American households have assets BOOK SIGNING
worth more than $100 million – with-
out counting their real estate. with
They are a diverse group, but Cal-
lahan argues persuasively that a PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
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PETS

Bonzo is very impressed by vivacious Victoria

up-straight ears. Her tail is bushy, like the mans and pooches
Keeshond, but hers doesn’t curl up.
Hi Dog Buddies! to meet. Mom says
“I’m ready to hear your story, Miss Vic-
Victoria Herendeen is super energetic, toria.” I’m a Conversation
with personality plus. She’s just 2, so she’s
got lotsa puppy in her still. You know, “Mom and Dad got me when I was 4 Starter. The Keys are
learnin’ a lotta stuff, but can’t wait to get on months old. I was with my seven littermates.
to the next fun thing. They were fallin’ all over themselves to be totally Pooch Frenly,
cute, but I kinda hung out over to the side,
When I found out Victoria is a Keeshond/ ponderin’. Anyhoo, Mom wanted a dog. Dad too. Have ya been
Schipperke/Mini Australian Shepherd/cat- had a dog in college but it was Big. A Dobie.
tle dog mix, I thought to myself, “Huh?” An I was Small. So he’s like, ‘WELLLL, I’m down? It’s Pooch
just not SUUURE. I gotta THINK about it.’
So I Googled and found out some stuff: Heaven! In Islamo-
For hundreds of years, Keeshonds guarded “I had decided I wanted ’em to be my
river barges along the Rhine; the slight- Forever Family. But they’re headin’ for the rada, I hang out with
est thing can get them barking. Schipper- gate. So I run over to the gate like, ‘Hey,
kes also guarded barges, and this kinda guys, did you forget something? What Lily, an at home it’s
pooch’d be a great second mate for a boat about ME? Hey! Wait UP!’ I wanted to tell
owner. They bark for entertainment as well Dad it’s only my body that’s small. The rest my neighbor, Ziggy,
as danger. The mini-Shepherds love to play, of me is Totally Big Dog. I knew he’d find
an never outgrow the puppy stage and they that out if he’d just give me a chance.” an also my step-cats,
and the cattle dogs are hard-wired to herd.
After yapping with Victoria, I could see “Obviously, it all worked out,” I said. MollyGale and Dit-
them all in her. “Yes, Thank Lassie! For a while there, I
thought I’d missed the Doggie Door of Op- tie. I scooch stealth-
Victoria and her Mom and Dad, Lisa an portunity.”
Mark, were waiting for me and my assis- “Timing is everything. So, what’s life like ily though the grass
tant at their office. “Bark, bark, bark, bark, these days?”
bark!” said Victoria, bouncing an wagging “FUN, Mr. Bonzo! Most Friday evenings on my tummy, just
happily around me and my assistant, til her at 6, me an Mom an Dad meet up with a
Mom an Dad said to stop. buncha other pooches and their humans like them.”
for our Weekly Dog Walk! We all belong to
“Oops! Right!” said Victoria. She executed the Melbourne Chapter of the Space Coast “Cats. You don’t
Dog Walk. We all ushully go out to dinner
say. Whaddya do for

exercise?”

“I love bein’ in the

water. After I hadda

have knee surgery, I

even did water rehab

at the vet’s. I also en-

joy runnin’ on the

beach. An boats: the

paddle board, the

kayak, the cat, any of

’em. My first sailboat

ride was on Dad’s

shoulder. Didn’t take

me long to get my Victoria Herendeen. PHOTO PROVIDED
Seapaws. And,

since we don’t Dad called a Check. He got pretty upset.

have any ackshull cows or sheep to herd, He said, ‘Oh, FINE! NOW I’m gonna hafta

I herd boats. I leap from one to another call this guy and tell him ‘My Dog Ate Your

and pull on the ropes and try to bunch Check.’ I mean, how was I to know?”

’em together. Back when I was real little, I tried really hard not to laugh. “Any fa-

Dad took me out on his paddle board. It vorite treats?”

was PAWsome. But I accidentally fell off. “Sure. Chicken and lamb jerky. And the

WELL, Dad totally freaked out. But I just Mailman always has treats for me. I wait by

dog paddled back to shore. I mean, hel- the mail slot every day. Even the Substitute

lOO.” Mail Person has treats. Oh, an, guess what?

“So. What kinda work do you do?” I took a Behavior Course at Petco and got

“We’re Real-Tors. I’m not certain what a real diPLOma! That’s an Important Paper

Pretend Tors are, but we’re the real ones. you’re not s’pose to chew up or pee on. I

We sell houses an stuff. I’m Office Greet- think Mom’s gonna hang it on the wall.”

er and Shredder. I attend client meetings, I was still smiling when we said our

cuz I have a good instink for humans. goodbyes. Heading home, I was thinking

I can tell if they’re nice, or not. Mostly about how happy and frenly and enthusi-

they’re nice. I’m also the Night Watch- astic little Miss Victoria is about life. I wish

dog and believe me, Mr. Bonzo, when I somebody could put all that in a spray can

Keeshond/Schipperke/Mini Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix. bark my Big, Serious Bark, nobody’d ever so we could spray it on Grumps.

dream I wasn’t a Big Dog.”

a neat Wag-and-Sniff, followed by introduc- after. Didja know Melbourne’s real Pooch -The Bonz“Umm, you said Shredder. What, exactly,
tions all ’round. Then she said, with a big Frenly? My favorite place is Mustard’s Last
smile, “Woof! Mr. Bonzo, I think I got that Stand. They have ‘Fido Friendly’ seat- does that enTAIL?”
right, didn’t I? I’ve been practicin’! So this ing. Friday Fest is also fun. Lotsa new hu- “Er, well, I like to, on occasion, you
is our office. We can sit over know, eat paper. One time I ate something
here at the table?”
Don’t be shy!
Victoria is neat and pret- We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
ty. She mostly looks like a an interview, please email [email protected]
Schipperke, ’cept they’re
ushully black, an she’s
white, except for her head.
And she has pointy, stand-







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INSIGHT BACKPAGE

Hubby’s trend toward obesity weighs on worried wife

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST Have you considered how you’ll respond if he would at least give both of you the information
does go the way of his dad? you need while you have the most possible life-
Dear Carolyn: Recently, my time ahead of you to figure out how to use it.
husband’s parents came to Will you leave him? Will you continue sharing a
visit after an absence of several home but in a state of polite alienation? Will your Here’s where I might have suggested efforts
years. I found that his obese fa- words or body language reveal that you find him and phrasings to minimize hard feelings, but
ther was even more unbearable “unbearable”? you’ve tried them and said them. All these tac-
than usual. He was unable to tics are good for, anyway, is to lead a coopera-
move around very well, so he Any of these would hurt him more, ultimately, tive horse to the water of basic self-care. They
got up only to rifle through my than full truth-telling would now. Using his fa- don’t work for partners who already take care
cupboards and shovel handfuls ther’s visit as a nudge to say what you want to say of themselves but simply aren’t svelte enough
of food into his mouth. for one’s tastes, and they don’t work on the un-
My husband is also overweight and is heading cooperative. Because little does.
in the same direction as his father. His weight has
always bothered me, but I realized I absolutely Obviously, weight is a difficult and emotion-
couldn’t be married to what his father has become. al topic. It has its own direct pipeline to self-
My attempts for the past five years to loving- worth, fairly or un-.
ly help him exercise – “Hey, let’s get fit together
this year!” or, “Want to go on a walk? It’s beauti- It is snarled in decades of incomplete, con-
ful outside,” or, “I’m worried about your health, tradictory and sometimes flat-out incorrect
sweetie; maybe we should pack you some healthy information on nutrition, plus elements of na-
lunches at work” – have all fallen flat. Occasion- ture and nurture, plus tectonic shifts in how
ally, he’ll walk with me but then begrudges it, and what we eat. It triggers often justifiable
complaining about how he only does it for me. protest at being judged vs. loved.
I’ve explained that we’re young (early 40s) and
have so much life yet to live, but only if we’re healthy However, a weight issue that’s (1) on course
enough to enjoy it. But nothing has worked. to become a mobility issue for him and, with
What I want to say is, “You’re really overweight, that, a serious quality-of-life issue for you, and
and after seeing your dad I don’t want to end up liv- (2) due at least in part to negligence because his
ing with someone like that.” But I don’t think that’s self-care effort is apparently nil, tips the argu-
the right way to approach it, either. How can I be ment toward letting him know exactly where you
honest about my feelings without hurting his? stand.
It also points to professional help, so ask your
– C. doctor for referrals. The nature of the excess or
deficit is beside the point when self-destruction
becomes the point. 



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YOUR HEALTH

Hair’s some very cool news for breast-cancer patients

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Carrie Sansone and Carole Bend with the Dignicap. Plante and the late Donald Casey to PHOTOS GORDON RADFORD
[email protected] take action.
take the same drugs.” The Dignicap treatments, which
Adding insult to injury, some of And that’s where it gets really com- In 2016, the local nonprofit raised just started here this January, can be
the very chemotherapy drugs used $96,000 to fund the lease of a Digni- something of an ordeal themselves.
to eradicate breast cancer cells also plex. Some chemo drugs are more cap machine for Scully-Welsh – and According to Sansone, “patients have
cause countless women to lose their likely to lead to hair loss than others. they didn’t stop with just the lease. to have [the device] on about an hour
hair as they undergo treatment. before their chemo starts, so we put
The Journal of Clinical Oncology Sansone, who has 18 years of on- it on while they’re getting their pre-
That’s because chemotherapy cites Hexalen, Paraplatin, Taxotere cology work backing her up, explains meds.
drugs are powerful chemical com- and Neosar as being among the che- the device’s manufacturer, Dignita-
pounds specifically designed to at- mo agents most likely to cause hair na, charges $200 for each treatment, “And then, depending on which
tack rapidly growing cancer cells. loss. but Plante very proudly and emphat- chemo agent they’re getting, they
ically states “nobody pays” at Scully- have to sit between two and three
Unfortunately, they also attack Asking your doctor or medical Welsh. hours after the chemo drugs are in-
other rapidly growing cells they bariatric physician if the drugs pre- fused. So they could be here five or
encounter and some of the fastest scribed for you are more or less likely Answer-to-Cancer’s generous do- six hours.”
growing cells in the human body just to lead to hair loss is certainly an op- nation picks up the tab for those
happen to be the epithelial cells that tion but remember: He or she pre- charges. Still, as JAMA points out, “any in-
are part of hair follicles. Not surpris- scribed those drugs specifically as tervention that can prevent or re-
ingly, certain chemo drugs find those the best way to treat your particular Plante, herself a 30-year cancer sur- duce the severity of chemotherapy-
cells every bit as inviting a target as type and stage of cancer. vivor, faced the disease a second time induced hair loss is sure to be eagerly
cancer cells. when her daughter was diagnosed welcomed by both patients and on-
Still, the possibility that up to with breast cancer up in Maryland cologists.”
But there’s now a way to potential- two-thirds of breast cancer chemo and had to endure the emotional and
ly put the brakes on those follicle- patients might no longer have to psychological stress that hair loss can For more information, contact the
killing chemo drugs for a substantial face the added stress of losing their add to an already tough ordeal. Scully-Welsh Cancer Center at 772-
number of patients. hair during treatments prompted 563-4673. 
Answer-to-Cancer co-chairs, Carole
According to Carrie Sansone, ad-
ministrative assistant at the Scully-
Welsh Cancer Center, the FDA has ap-
proved an updated device for “scalp
hypothermia” for female breast can-
cer patients called a “Dignicap.”

This particular innovation is actu-
ally a modern update of a relatively
old and simple concept. The idea is
to keep the scalp (and therefore the
hair follicles) cool. Or downright
chilled. And while ice packs and ice
bags were used in the past, this mod-
ern incarnation consists of a high-
tech hood and console with built-in
sensors and no messy drips and drib-
bles from melting ice packs.

By cooling the scalp to carefully
calibrated levels, the Dignicap ma-
chine narrows the blood vessels
beneath the skin which, in turn, re-
duces the volume of chemotherapy
drugs that are able to reach the hair
follicles.

The fewer chemo drugs in the fol-
licles, the less likely those follicles
are to die and therefore the less likely
hair is to fall out.

Even this newest innovation, how-
ever, is not a sure thing for everyone.

The Journal of the American Medi-
cal Association cites a 66.3 percent
success rate in avoiding hair loss in
one multicenter study which, while
impressive, means the treatment did
not work the remaining one third of
patients involved.

Why the machine works for some
and not others is not exactly clear.

The American Cancer Society ad-
mits, “It can be hard to predict which
patients will lose their hair and
which ones won’t, even when they

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 20, 2017 29

YOUR HEALTH

Stroke rate appears to be rising steadily in young adults

STORY BY JIA NAQVI THE WASHINGTON POST The results reinforce the need for quit, George said. stroke rates have increased in young
physicians to monitor patients for risk “Most people think that having a adults, but this was a larger study that
The rate of stroke among young peo- factors such as high blood pressure or looked over a longer period of time,
ple has apparently been rising steadily high cholesterol and treat them early. stroke is something that only hap- said Diana Greene-Chandos, a neu-
since 1995, according to a study pub- Young adults and their health-care pens to older people, but the impact rologist and director of neuroscience
lished last week. Hospitalization rates professional should discuss engaging of stroke is significant – it is uniquely critical care at the Ohio State Univer-
for stroke increased for women be- in healthy behaviors throughout their complex in younger adults, in midst of sity Wexner Medical Center who was
tween the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly lives, such as eating a healthy diet careers, serving as wage earners and not part of the study.
doubled for men in that age range from with plenty of fruits and vegetables, caregivers, who may suffer disability
1995 through 2012. being physically active, maintaining that can impact their lives and the lives “It showed us that not only was there
a healthy weight, and if they smoke of family members and loved ones,” an increase but also an increase that
Using more-detailed data for 2003 then what steps they should take to George said. was associated with common risk fac-
through 2012, the researchers found tors in stroke,” she said. 
that rates of hospitalizations for acute Previous studies have looked at how
ischemic stroke increased by nearly 42
percent for men 35 to 44, while rates
for women of the same age group in-
creased by 30 percent over the same
time, the study published in the JAMA,
the Journal of the American Medical
Association.

Across all adults, including those
in older age ranges, stroke was the
fifth leading cause of death in 2013.
Overall mortality rates from strokes
have significantly decreased over the
past 50 years due to multiple factors,
including better treatment for hyper-
tension and increased use of aspirin,
even as incidence of acute ischemic
stroke among young adults has been
on the rise.

The study also looked at stroke risk
factors and whether there were any
changes in their prevalence from 2003
to 2012. The likelihood of having three
or more of five common risk factors –
diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders,
obesity and tobacco use – doubled in
men and women hospitalized for acute
ischemic strokes.

“The identification of increasing
hospitalization rates for acute isch-
emic stroke in young adults coexistent
with increasing prevalence of tradi-
tional stroke risk factors confirms the
importance of focusing on prevention
in younger adults,” said Mary George,
the lead author of the report and dep-
uty associate director for science and
senior medical officer in the Division
for Heart Disease and Stroke Preven-
tion at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.

Researchers used data from the Na-
tional (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample,
a large and nationally representative
administrative database of hospital
discharge information.

The researchers hypothesize that
hospitalization rates kept increasing
with time because stroke risk factors
such as high blood pressure, diabetes
and obesity have been increasing in
the general population.

“The high and increasing rates of
traditional stroke risk factors among
young adults experiencing an acute
stroke is quite worrisome,” George said.



Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 20, 2017 31

FINE & CASUAL DINING

Cajun Paella.

PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD

Cajun Cove on Royal Palm Pointe: Do give it a try

REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU COLUMNIST excellent appetizers that we have had Other dishes we have savored on pre- Two Grouper
[email protected] here include the oysters Rockefeller; the vious visits include the shrimp and an- French Quarter.
fried green tomatoes, fresh and hot on douille sausage jambalaya – a perfectly
A year ago, I posed the question: Can a bed of creamy grits; and the lightly prepared rendition of this New Orleans [email protected]
a very good Cajun restaurant make it in dusted fried Cajun calamari, served dish – and the chicken Louisiana, a light- The reviewer is a beachside resident
Vero Beach? with a marinara dip. ly blackened chicken, blended with an-
douille sausage and tasso ham, and sau- who dines anonymously at restaurants at
Twelve months later, I remain worried For entrées on this most recent visit, téed with fresh peppers and mushrooms the expense of this newspaper. 
about support for Cajun Cove, a smart our companion and I opted for the pa- in a slightly spicy cream sauce
casual restaurant featuring tasty rendi- ella ($56 for two, $36 for one), and my HOURS
tions of the type of cuisine popular in husband decided to have the seafood With entrées ranging from the low Daily, 7 am to 10 pm
New Orleans. special, French Quarter grouper ($36). $20s to $40, dinner for two with a couple
My husband’s grouper filet was perfectly of glasses of beer or wine is likely to run BEVERAGES
The eatery on Royal Palm Pointe – prepared, sautéed in a light egg batter, $80 to $100 before tax and tip. Manage- Full bar
with colorful New Orleans street scenes and finished with a white wine lemon ment also says it plans to introduce some
on the red walls – is attractive and spa- butter sauce. It was served with a nice lower-priced entrées shortly. ADDRESS
cious. The host is gracious. The servers selection of al dente vegetables. 89 Royal Palm Pointe,
are excellent. But while management So where are the diners? Many of this
professes that things are going well, it The paella was a very interesting area’s fine Italian restaurants have been Vero Beach
still looks to me like Cajun Cove is in take on this dish, loaded with craw- packed all through season. But this is PHONE
need of more diners. fish, shrimp, calamari, mussels and also a fine restaurant, and it’s nice hav-
clams, as well as pieces of tasso ham ing the tastes of New Orleans in Vero. If (772) 617-6359
That’s a bit hard to understand be- and chicken. It was extremely flavor- you still haven’t been there, you really
cause the food – from the first bite of the ful, with just a bit of a Cajun kick – and should give Cajun Cove a try.
warm broccoli-and-cheese corn bread tasted every bit as good as it appears in
to the last bite of the beignet we had for the photo on this page. I welcome your comments, and en-
dessert last week – is mighty good. courage you to send feedback to me at

On this most recent visit, mindful of Brevard restaurant reviewer
the large entrées you get at Cajun Cove,
we decided to pass up the appetizers – The Melbourne Beachsider is looking for a freelance food critic to write weekly
which we have enjoyed on previous oc- reviews of restaurants in Brevard County. Until we find the right person, we will
casions. I started with a house salad, continue to run reviews in this space by our Vero Beach restaurant reviewer. If you
my husband ordered the wedge, and have food expertise and think you can help Beachsider readers with their dining
our companion went for the very fla- choices, please send a resume and a 600-word review of a restaurant you recently
vorful white bean, kale and andouille
sausage soup. visited to [email protected]

But if you have a hearty appetite,

32 Thursday, April 20, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

FINE & CASUAL DINING

Oceanfront estate evokes
ideal family lifestyle

8345 SR A1A: 6-bedroom, 7.5-bath, 9,000-square-foot oceanfront pool home offered for $3.9 million by
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s broker/associate Beverlee Pulling: 772-473-5496

34 Thursday, April 20, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Oceanfront masterpiece evokes ideal family lifestyle

BY GEORGE WHITE it. It’s all poured concrete, even the like a long way,’’ he said. compass you in the stated lifestyle
Staff Writer floors. We built the place in 2004. I The spectacular entranceway of the home, which is opulent and
finished it and about two days later beautiful as well as gracious and in-
The rock-solid 9,000-square-foot the hurricanes hit and it did fine,’’ hints at the family-focused theme viting,’’ said listing agent Beverlee
oceanfront Mediterranean master- John Kurzman said. carried throughout the three-story Pulling.
piece at 8345 SR A1A in Melbourne home with elevator and separate
Beach was custom designed to weath- “We lived there and worked down 4-car garage with studio staff apart- Looking around the home from
er hurricanes and provide a comfort- in Dade County and would come up ment. the front door, “not only does the
able second home for the family of every Thursday night until Monday. view incorporate the formal dining
sellers John and Rhoda Kurzman of We would think nothing of jump- Looking in from the front door room and living room with fireplace,
the Miami area. ing in a car and driving up there 150 one is swept up in expansive interior but it also incorporates the fun of
miles. For me it was like going to the panorama framed by a magnificent the wet bar and the billiards section,
“That particular house will with- grocery store. We have another house floating stairway and complete with so it mixes sophistication and fun,”
stand anything you want to throw at down here and a boat. Now it seems very high ceilings and chandelier. Pulling said. “And you have this

“What it does is immediately en-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 20, 2017 35

magnificent view of the ocean the REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
moment you walk through the door 8345 SR A1A,
so it already draws you in.”
MELBOURNE BEACH
The kitchen area, with a center
island and granite countertops, in- Year built: 2004
cludes an informal dining area and Lot size: 1.2 acres
adjoins a casual Florida room, fur- Home size: 9,000 square feet
ther showing the focus on family life, Construction: poured concrete,
she said.
stucco
“This was a home really created Architectural style:
for their family to come and enjoy, so Classic Florida Mediterranean
they had a lot of goals when they built
the house and it’s grown with them Bedrooms: 6
over time. Of course the heart of the Baths: 7.5
house is the kitchen and there is a
Florida room right off the kitchen,’’ Waterfront: Beachfront home
Pulling said. with great ocean views

“We spent most of our time in that Additional features: Fireplace,
room. It’s a nice cozy place,’’ John billiards area, infinity edge pool,
Kurzman said.
wet bar, exercise room, game
The spacious master suite with of- room, whole-house generator,
fice alcove has a large bathroom with four-car garage with extensive
separate deep tub, walk-in shower
and other high-end features. The woodshop, separate studio
remaining five bedrooms are gener- apartment
ous in size with most having access
to balconies; one room filled with Listing agency: Treasure Coast
bunkbeds for the kids. Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Beverlee Pulling,
The street level features a play broker/associate, 772-473-5496
area, game room, exercise room and
full bath. Listing price: $3.9 million

Kurzman, an engineer involved in
the construction business, included
several unique features in the home,

36 Thursday, April 20, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE highlighted by the infinity-edge
swimming pool.

“The air conditioning is inexpen-
sive to run because I run the air con-
ditioning for the house through the
pool. The pool is the cooling storage
tank for the water that cools down
the house. The byproduct is I get a
free heated pool,’’ he said.

Kurzman said he is proud of the
home and what it meant to his fam-
ily, even if that era of family life has
now passed.

“The grandkids absolutely loved it.
Of course, all the kids are grown now.
The beat goes on. It’s OK. I don’t know
where the years went but they went by.
I don’t know how it happened. Noth-
ing is forever, your lifestyle changes
and your needs change,’’ he said.

Added Pulling: “This is what I
would call the most gracious but also
casual living. Having the best at your
fingertips, while still being able to
live in it casually, is a challenge that
most people don’t see. Oftentimes it’s
the seller that drives the personality
of the house and that’s what makes
this home so unique. It’s the fact that
they created this special environ-
ment. It gives you the feeling and the
desire to be in it and be in that life-
style,’’ she said.

The home is listed at $3.9 million. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 20, 2017 37

REAL ESTATE

Mortgage rates fall to their lowest levels of the year

BY KATHY ORTON and 2.86 percent a year ago. The five- lowest it has been since mid-November. Meanwhile, mortgage applications
Washington Post year adjustable-rate average inched Bankrate.com, which puts out a were up slightly last week, according
down to 3.18 percent with an average to the latest data from the Mortgage
Mortgage rates declined for the 0.4 point. It was 3.19 percent a week weekly mortgage rate trend index, Bankers Association. The market
fourth week in a row, falling to their ago and 2.84 percent a year ago. found that more than half of the ex- composite index – a measure of total
lowest levels of the year. perts it surveyed say rates will remain loan application volume – increased
“Mortgage rates dropped over the relatively stable in the coming week, 1.5 percent. The refinance index was
According to the latest data re- course of last week as global tensions moving less than two basis points – a unchanged, while the purchase index
leased last Thursday by Freddie increased surrounding events in the basis point is 0.01 percentage point – rose 3 percent.
Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average Middle East and the Korean penin- up or down. About a third of them ex-
slipped to 4.08 percent with an aver- sula,” said Michael Fratantoni, chief pect rates to fall. Jim Sahnger, mort- The refinance share of mortgage
age 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to economist at the Mortgage Bankers gage planner at Schaffer Mortgage, activity accounted for 41.6 percent of
a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan Association. is one who predicts rates will hold all applications, its lowest level since
amount.) It was 4.1 percent a week steady. September 2008.
ago and 3.58 percent a year ago. Investors have plenty to be con-
cerned about, starting with Syria and “Rates dropped on concerns about “The spring housing market is off to
The 15-year fixed-rate average slid North Korea’s weapons testing. Throw political uncertainty and a poor a solid start, with conventional pur-
to 3.34 percent with an average 0.5 in the French election and tensions employment report,” Sahnger said. chase applications reaching their high-
point. It was 3.36 percent a week ago with Russia – not to mention President “Look for things to continue where est level on a seasonally adjusted basis
Trump telling the Wall Street Journal we are over the next week.” since October 2015,” Fratantoni said 
that the dollar is too strong – and there
is plenty to make them edgy.

Whenever investors are faced with
uncertainty in the market, they move
toward safe assets such as government

bonds. Mortgage rates tend to fol-
low the same path as long-term
bond yields. When yields are

down, home loan rates are usu-
ally lower. Since last Friday, the
yield on the 10-year Treasury
has been falling. It dipped to
2.3 percent last Wednesday, the

38 Thursday, April 20, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: April 7 to April 13

The week before Easter was another active one for the real estate market in island ZIP codes
32951, 32903 and 32937. Indian Harbour Beach led the way reporting 7 sales, with 6 in Satellite
Beach, 5 in Melbourne Beach and 4 in Indialantic.
The top sale of the week was of an oceanfront penthouse in Indian Harbour Beach. Unit 4701
at 2095 Highway A1A was placed on the market Dec. 2 with an asking price of $674,900. The
transaction closed April 11 for $662,500.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Jason Soares of Blue Oceans Realty. The
purchaser was represented by Lori Hurwitz of the Britton Group.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE

$355,000
INDIAN RIVER OAKS SU 111 SEAGRAPE RD 1/9/2017 $364,700 $364,700 4/7/2017 $330,000
ST ANDREWS VILLAGE C 151 CALEDONIA DR 205 2/2/2017 $347,250 $339,900 4/10/2017 $467,500
DUNE CREST SUBD 180 MAR LEN DR 1/10/2017 $475,000 $475,000 4/11/2017 $192,000
BEACH WOODS STAGE 4 3260 SAND CT 1/3/2017 $191,000 $191,000 4/12/2017 $115,000
FLORIDANA BEACH 1ST ADDN 0 DELVALLE ST 2/25/2015 $125,000 $125,000 4/12/2017

SALES FOR 32903

INDIALANTIC BY SEA 100 TWELFTH AVE 6/23/2016 $179,000 $179,000 4/7/2017 $170,000
2/21/2017 $525,000 $499,500 4/7/2017 $470,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 436 ELEVENTH AVE 4/7/2017 $170,000 $170,000 4/10/2017 $170,000
11/22/2016 $339,900 $298,750 4/13/2017 $285,000
PARADISE BEACH VILLAS CONDO 190 PARADISE BOULEVARD 1901

ASPINWALL 3411 TITANIC CIR 25

SALES FOR 32937

MARTESIA 151 MARTESIA WAY 2/3/2017 $475,000 $475,000 4/7/2017 $470,000
11/21/2016 $259,000 $254,000 4/7/2017 $246,000
COQUINA PALMS 208 THATCH PALM CT 12/31/2016 $325,000 $317,500 4/11/2017 $315,000
2/8/2017 $269,900 $257,000 4/10/2017 $249,000
OCEAN WALK CONDO 2225 HIGHWAY A1A 105 4/8/2017 $410,000 $410,000 4/11/2017 $410,000
3/15/2017 $119,500 $119,500 4/10/2017 $119,500
INDIAN HRBR BCH S9 105 ANONA PL 11/16/2016 $199,000 $135,000 4/7/2017 $150,100
2/9/2017 $229,000 $219,000 4/7/2017 $214,000
NONE 505 TRADEWINDS DR 505 2/28/2017 $399,000 $399,000 4/7/2017 $396,000
2/6/2017 $399,000 $399,000 4/10/2017 $399,000
THE JAMESTOWN CONDO 923 S COLONIAL CT C 8/14/2016 $595,000 $569,000 4/12/2017 $557,500
11/12/2016 $484,900 $449,900 4/12/2017 $445,000
CANOVA BEACH OLSONS ADD TO 701 UNITY DRIVE

FLAMINGO HOMES SEC A 205 PRICE CT

DE SOTO PARK UNIT 2 605 CARIBBEAN RD

VILLA DEL MAR SEC 7 215 SATELLITE AVE

MAJESTY PALM CONDO 925 HIGHWAY A1A 204

THE HORIZON CONDO P3 405 HIGHWAY A1A # 344

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, April 20, 2017 39

REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Dune Crest Subd, Address: 180 Mar Len Dr Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 436 Eleventh Ave

Listing Date: 1/10/2017 Listing Date: 2/21/2017
Original Price: $475,000 Original Price: $525,000
Recent Price: $475,000 Recent Price: $499,500
Sold: 4/11/2017 Sold: 4/7/2017
Selling Price: $467,500 Selling Price: $470,000
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter Listing Agent: Heather Tellone
& Kirk W Kessel
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Curri Properties
Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Ariel Portunato
Ashley Gardner
Alliance Properties
Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Subdivision: Martesia, Address: 151 Martesia Way Subdivision: Majesty Palm Condo, Address: 925 Highway A1A 204

Listing Date: 2/3/2017 Listing Date: 8/14/2016
Original Price: $475,000 Original Price: $595,000
Recent Price: $475,000 Recent Price: $569,000
Sold: 4/7/2017 Sold: 4/12/2017
Selling Price: $470,000 Selling Price: $557,500
Listing Agent: Andy Waterman Listing Agent: Anne D Finnegan

Selling Agent: Waterman Real Estate Selling Agent: Dreyer & Associates .

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