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$2M will flow toward cleaning, studying Indian River Lagoon
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer length of the waterway – once three water and environmental The only funding plan that ap- disappear, according to council
[email protected] the Indian River Lagoon Council management agencies, met last pears final is $625,000 from the staff.
finalizes the budget this spring. week to consider its upcoming Federal Environmental Protec-
More than $2 million is ex- budget and implementation tion Agency 320 Grant program. “The EPA is a question,” Exec-
pected to be put toward cleaning The council, which consists plan. Both are still under consid- However, with the new admin- utive Director Duane De Freese
up, healing and studying the In- of representatives from St. Luc- eration and could change before istration in Washington, D.C., told the council’s management
dian River Lagoon starting this ie, Indian River, Martin, Brevard they’re finalized. those funds might diminish or board at a meeting earlier in the
fall – all along the five-county and Volusia counties as well as
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LET THE FUN &
Valentine’s brides and joy BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
Ten brides – including Morgan Whitney Hume, right – and ten grooms tied the knot in Tradition Square in a The 52nd annual St. Lucie Coun-
Valentine’s Day group wedding officiated by St. Lucie County Clerk of Courts Joe Smith. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN ty Fair is spinning up the fun with
some Red, White & True Blue.
County eager to move on pot shops, but state makes the rules
It’ll kick off for a 10-day run on
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “The (Florida Department of Legislature will have its 60-day ses- 7, the commission unanimously Friday, Feb. 24. And one of the big-
Health) is tasked with rulemaking,” sion starting in March. No one can approved continuing a postpone- gest additions at the fair this year is
The St. Lucie County Commis- said Chris Dzadovsky, chairman, in predict what statutes governing ment it enacted in November for something it got rid of.
sion hopes to have rules ready for an interview. “The rulemaking has medical marijuana sales it might adopting the planning, land-use
where medical marijuana dispen- not yet come through.” enact. and zoning ordinances that would “This is the first year we’ve com-
saries can go – but therein lies the pletely done away with the parking
rub. Complicating that, the Florida At its last regular meeting, Feb. CONTINUED ON PAGE A14 fee,” Jeanne Keaton, manager, said.
Yep, free parking every day for
the wall-to-wall entertainment ex-
On Friday, the gates will open at
4 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m. the fol-
lowing morning. Last admissions
will be at midnight. Folks will want
to get there long before midnight
to enjoy some extreme sports that
started long before anyone spelled
it “xtreme sports.” At 7:30 p.m. the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Asso-
ciation-sanctioned two-day rodeo
gets kicking in the Adams Arena.
Elsewhere at the fair, Slama-
bama and Chris Mabrey will hyp-
notize the crowds. In Mabrey’s case
literally hypnotize. He’s one of the
top names in stage hypnotism. An-
other Mabrey – Lloyd – will be on
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Collins sings Sondheim
LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 at Emerson. Page B1
OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8
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CRIME A12 REAL ESTATE A21-A32
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Veterans nursing home in Tradition gains momentum
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Site of planned Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home. to the federal veterans department at
various stages. Carter said the next is
The proposed Ardie R. Copas State see and Washington, D.C. veterans department, spoke at the city the last design submission. The federal
Veterans’ Nursing Home marched to a The Florida Department of Veterans meeting. government should get back to the state
hero’s welcome at the last regular meet- with a yea or nay on the proposed final
ing of the Port St. Lucie City Council, but Affairs is going to build and operate the “A lot of hard work has been done design within two months after submis-
it’s not home yet. The council unani- 121,000-square-foot home on Tradition to work this project so far,” he told the sion. Then the state will start work on
mously approved the home’s site plan Parkway. The Tradition Land Compa- council. construction within about two months
and agreed to pay the building and road ny donated the 28-acre site to bolster after the final federal nod.
impact fees at its Monday meeting. St. Lucie County’s bid to get the home. The mayor asked Carter when the
St. Lucie was one of several contending home would be built and opened. He “We’re probably talking about July
“There’ll be some definite econom- counties in 2014. told Carter that is one of the most fre- timeframe for groundbreaking,” Carter
ic impact for the City of Port St. Lucie,” quent questions constituents asked. said at the meeting. “Eighteen months
council member John Carballo said at The state’s veterans department — after that we’re looking to do a ribbon
the meeting. which is separate from the federal De- “I can’t take you from now to the rib- cutting.”
partment of Veteran Affairs — will pay bon cutting,” Carter said. He added, “I
To pay the impact fees, the city will about a third of the estimated $60 mil- can tell you we’re in the final part of the In a previous interview, Steve Murray,
draw about $370,000 from its general lion to construct the 128-bed home. The 100 percent design process.” communications director at the Florida
fund. Mayor Greg Oravec said he was federal veterans department will pay Department of Veterans Affairs, told St.
more comfortable with the city paying, about two-thirds. Because the state is getting a construc- Lucie Voice that, when built, the home
rather than waiving, the fees. At the tion grant from the federal government, will employ about 190 and add $7 million
meeting he said waiving the road impact Al Carter, deputy director of the state’s it must meet certain federal require- a year in wages to Port St. Lucie, along
fees could set the city up for future nurs- ments. The state has submitted designs with another $5 million in locally-pur-
ing-home developments to demand the chased products and services.
The state now has six veteran nursing
“It seems like someone else is going to homes and a living facility. They stay at
come knocking saying, ‘I want that road capacity. The last home the state built
impact fee,’” he said. opened in 2010. That was the Clyde E.
Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home in
Council members said they were excit- St. Augustine. It took about two years to
ed to see momentum on the anticipated build after groundbreaking.
home, which had been mired for several
months in a dispute between Tallahas-
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It will be fun and games at the St. Lucie County Fair. 2016 Saint Lucie County Fair Queen Lau-
ren Macon with Bentley the pig. Bentley
FILE PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN will take part in the Swine Show, Swine
Sale and Swine Showmanship & Groom-
ing at this year’s St. Lucie County Fair.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY FAIR in this county,” Keaton said. and enjoy unlimited rides. A caveat, howev- close at midnight. It’s Kids Day with all chil-
There’ll be lots of sound around the fair, er: The car has to be loaded legally; in other dren ages 6 to 12 getting in for $1 each. Oh,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 words, if a vehicle has five seatbelts, then five sure, there’ll be the chicken and goat shows,
including the Future Generation Drum Line, get the deal and any unbelted passengers among others, but there’s another slamming
the G Alan Fine Jewelry Home Arts Stage at 6 Kicking It Country and the Groovin’ Ground- will have to pay separately. The fair opens reason to get out to the fair. At 6 p.m., there’ll
p.m. and 8 p.m. All will be on hand through- hogs, among others. at 4 p.m. with last admissions at 10 p.m. and be a demolition derby. Some of the music
out the fair. rides closing at 11 p.m. acts at the fair will be the Chobee Steelers
Sunday, Feb. 26, is Family Day. Folks who Drum Line and the Humdingers.
The Ag-tivity Area will have Nick’s Kids take two canned goods for local foodbanks Wednesday, March 1, is the second free
Show, pig racing and the Agri-Puppets. will get $2 off one gate admission. The fair admission day. Young country sensation Sunday, March 5, the fair will open for the
will open at noon, with last admissions at 10 Kane Brown will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. last time at noon. Final admissions will be
“It’s a really cute puppet show all about ag- p.m. Rides close at 11 p.m. Get there early – seating is limited. The fair at 10 p.m. and the rides will close at 11 p.m.
riculture,” Keaton said. opens at 4 p.m. with last admissions at 10 Folks who take two canned food items can
There’ll be a small animal costume con- p.m. and rides closing at 11 p.m. get $2 off admission.
There’ll be plenty more entertainment, test and parade at 2:30 p.m. Thundergrass
including the Rocket the Robot, Wash- and Stuart’s Rob Reid, and many others, will Bring a stack of $1 bills on Thursday, “We have one of the best midways in the
board Willy, Them Sweeney Boys and others please the ears. Dancers from Fabulous Feet March 2. It’s Dollar Day at the fair. Gate ad- state of Florida,” Keaton said.
throughout the fair. Dance Center will show folks how to move to mission and all rides are $1 each. The fair
the music. opens at 4 p.m. with last admissions at 10 She also said attendees should make a
Saturday, Feb. 25, is the first Kids Day. p.m. and rides closing at 11 p.m. point to go see the youth art exhibitions.
Children ages 6 to 13 get in for $1. The gates Monday, Feb. 27, is Free Admission Day. “The art that comes from the youths in the
will swing open at noon and close at 11 p.m. The fair opens at 4 p.m., with last admissions The gates open on Friday, March 3, at 4 county is unbelievable,” she said.
Rides will close at midnight. The goat show at 10 p.m. The rides close an hour later. The p.m. with last admissions at midnight. The
will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by the swine swine showmanship and grooming com- rides close at 1:30 a.m. the following morn- The fair is the largest annual event in St.
show at 4 p.m. petition will be at 6 p.m. Over in the Home ing. The 4-H Dog Show will start about 6 p.m. Lucie County, attracting about 130,000 at-
Arts Building, there’ll be cake, pie and candy Starting at 9:30 p.m. gate admission with an tendees. It’s at a 250-acre site 15601 W. Mid-
In 2016 there were 27 goats entered in the judging. unlimited ride band is $25. way Road, Fort Pierce.
show. This year, 48. Goats simply require less
land to raise than other livestock, making Grab your friends and neighbors and car- The fair opens at noon on Saturday, March For more about the entertainment and
them increasingly popular to raise. pool on Tuesday, Feb. 28. That’s Car Load 4, with last admissions at 11 p.m. The rides specials, visit www.stluciecountyfair.org.
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LAGOON COUNCIL The counties pay $50,000 annually to projects will have some level of quantifi-
be a part of the council. cation or measure.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
The Lagoon Council does not yet have De Freese told both the management
week. While he doesn’t anticipate funding a list of projects it plans to fund next fis- board and the Council that the EPA is
to be pulled, there’s a possibility. cal year, which starts Oct. 1. Instead, the switching to a more performance-based
council expects staff to craft Requests for assessment of the projects its grants fund.
If funds were pulled, fewer projects Proposals for community groups, scientif- As such, applicants must provide a list of
would receive grant funds, according to ic groups and other agencies to respond. outputs and expected outcomes along
council’s staff. Applicants will have to show that their with a timeline for deliverables – when
HEATING UP! Along with funding from the EPA, the
council expects to administer $125,000
New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom, who had from proceeds garnered through the sale
off-season elbow surgery, will be looking for of the Indian River Lagoon license plate.
a healthy season following a 2016 in which he Of that, $25,000 would go to each of the
compiled a 7-8 record with 143 strikeouts over 148 five counties to be used as small grants.
innings. Pitchers and catchers reported for spring
training at the Tradition Field complex earlier in the “We’re addressing a need we hear in the
week, with remaining players arriving today, and communities,” De Freese said of having
the first full-squad workout scheduled for Sunday. dollars available locally to fix immediate
problems or use as match funding for
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN larger grants.
Correction The correct name The Indian River Lagoon Council ap-
of a St. Lucie West proved the EPA portion of its budget and
is expected to approve the remaining por-
Services District Board of Supervisors tion by June 1.
candidate is Tony Stachewicz; he was After that, staff will put out the Requests
for Proposals for projects and have sub-
misidentified in last week’s story. committees review and rank the projects
for funding consideration.
The bulk of the funding for the Indian
River Lagoon Council, however, comes
from the members themselves. The St.
Johns River Water Management District
and the South Florida Water Management
Districts bring $500,000 each to the table,
while the Florida Department of Environ-
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improvements from such projects would or Indian River County handicap accessi- goon is “much better” than it was late last muck and algae. Volusia County’s and
be observed. ble for camping and recreation. year, Dr. Jacoby said, giving that stretch of northern Brevard County’s portions were
the waterway a B+ grade based on water given Cs, while southern Brevard was giv-
In the past, the council has approved Dr. Chuck Jacoby, of the St. Johns Riv- quality and clarity. en a B+.
funding for Wesley’s Island restoration er Water Management District, said the
in St. Lucie County, a Lagoon Life educa- lagoon’s overall water quality and clarity St. Lucie and Martin county’s portions, Dr. Jacoby cautioned that the cooler
tion program also in St. Lucie, as well as is getting better, though it continues to too, are overall good – he gave them a B+, temperatures help stop algae reproduc-
a demonstration project in partnership face challenges from seagrass loss and as well. tion, but when the weather warms back
with the Friends of the Spoil Islands that algae. up and water temps rise, algae growth will
will make a spoil island in either St. Lucie The northern portion of the lagoon, begin again.
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ing new modes of employee training Collector Chris Craft and Jayne John- the lifesaving decision to become
and learning are the keys to broadening son, communications specialist, bring a registered organ donor when he
the talent pool and growing high-wage, attention to the Tree of Life on its received his driver license. In doing
high value jobs throughout the Treasure three-year anniversary on the wall of so, he saved many lives. Since the tree
Coast. Those findings and the full results the Tax Collector’s office in Fort Pierce. was first displayed on the office’s wall,
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He was preceded in death by his mother the Army, 1st Calvary Division.
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Port Saint Lucie. Before moving to Port St. Lucie in 2000,
he resided in Oakland, N.J., for 30 years.
A memorial service will be held at First He loved coaching sports, hiking, the great
United Methodist Church 260 SW Prima outdoors and spent many summer week-
Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, on Feb. 26 at 2 ends in the Catskill and Adirondack regions
p.m. of New York State. He was an amateur as-
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Mike Rice, Agent Talk to MEDICAL MARIJUANA Constitution access to marijuana for those
974 SW St Lucie West Blvd your neighbors, suffering from certain medical conditions,
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 then talk to me. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 such as multiple sclerosis, if physicians rec-
Bus: 772-878-7888 See why State Farm® insures more drivers than GEICO govern where dispensaries could open and
www.mikerice.net and Progressive combined. Great service, plus discounts operate. However, some commissioners said While some counties and cities moved
of up to 40 percent.* they want the county rules ready to go soon- quickly to ready for dispensaries, others
Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® er rather than later. quickly moved to prohibit sales of medical
CALL FOR QUOTE 24/7. marijuana. Both might have to go back to
“Miami-Dade already has an ordinance proverbial drawing boards later this year.
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Fran Hutchinson said at the meeting. “I feel
Bunions • Hammertoes • Corns • Calluses • Heel Pain like we’re a little behind not having some- For one, the federal government bans
Ingrown & Thick Toenails • Diabetic Foot Care • Arthritis thing in front of us.” marijuana under the Controlled Substance
Warts • Injuries • Custom Orthotics & Diabetic Shoes Act. The federal government has largely al-
Cathy Townsend agreed. She said at the lowed states to go their own ways with med-
Same Day Appointments meeting she’s toured a medical marijuana ical and recreational marijuana for the last
dispensary. “I came back with a whole new several years. However, there’s a new pres-
Over 25 Years of Experience perspective on this and I’d like to join (Mi- idential administration that could reverse
ami-Dade County) in being leaders on this,” some of that policy.
NOW SEEING Townsend said. She added, “I’m ready to
PATIENTS AT OCVB move forward with the zoning.” The second complication is the Flori-
da Legislature. Dzadovsky said no one can
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1285 36th St., Ste. 100 St. Lucie will hit the ground running when that could affect counties’ and cities’ zoning
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Dual Board Certiied the new constitutional amendment. The in preparation for medical marijuana, they
Medical & Surgical Foot Specialist state already allows some sales of low tetra- won’t affect the City of Port St. Lucie. It’ll have
Podiatrist www.kalishfootcare.com hydrocannabinol, THC, forms of marijuana to adopt its own rules. However, county and
under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis city governments typically dislike clashing
Act of 2014. land uses and zoning at their borders.
At press time, the commission was sched- The commission will consider the post-
uled to have an informal meeting Feb. 14. ponement again at its next regular meeting,
County staff were to discuss various coun- Tuesday, Feb. 21.
ties’ and cities’ approaches to dealing with
the complicated issue of medical marijuana. Dzadovsky said the commission is agreed
that it wants to have rules ready to go that
Last year voters approved Amendment can fit anything the state legislature does
2, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legaliza- during its session, which ends in May. New
tion Initiative. That enshrined in the Florida state laws typically take effect in July.
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The second week of February saw a bit of a slowdown on the local real estate market, with seven sin-
gle-family residences and lots changing hands from Feb. 6-10.
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 8008 Links Way. Originally listed in January
for $349,000, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,445-square-foot residence sold for $330,000 on Feb. 10.
The week’s second-best sale was the home at 841 SW Grand Reserve Boulevard. First put on the market
in December 2015, his 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,462-square-foot abode fetched $285,000 on Feb. 8.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8008 LINKS WAY 1/16/2017 $349,000 2/10/2017 $239,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 841 SW GRAND RESERVE BOULEVARD 12/11/2015 $339,877 2/8/2017 $187,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5531 NW BURGIN STREET 12/21/2016 $249,900 2/10/2017 $135,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10448 SW WESTLAWN BOULEVARD 10/5/2016 $225,900 2/8/2017 $115,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1104 NW LOMBARDY DRIVE 11/18/2016 $139,900 2/10/2017 $114,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1204 NW SUN TERRACE CIRCLE 25B 5/16/2016 $115,000 2/9/2017
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841 SW Grand Reserve Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie 5531 NW Burgin Street, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/11/2015 Listing Date: 12/21/2016
Original Price: $339,877 Original Price: $249,900
Sold: 2/8/2017 Sold: 2/10/2017
Selling Price: $285,000 Selling Price: $239,900
Listing Agent: William N Eggeling Listing Agent: Kent Fleischman
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Selling Price: $187,000 Selling Price: $135,000
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Coming Up! Judy Collins: Living Legend
ACO TEAMING UP Judy Collins celebrates the music SHE’LL SING
WITH SINGERS FOR of Stephen Sondheim Feb. 22 at SONDHEIM AT
‘NIGHT AT OPERA’ the Emerson Center in Vero Beach. VERO SHOW
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MUSICWORKS BY SHELLEY KOPPEL
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1 At Stuart’s Lyric Theatre this Legend is a word that
Friday, the Atlantic Classi- has become debased with
cal Orchestra joins with the pro- overuse. It seems that ev-
fessional singers from the Young eryone nowadays is a leg-
Artist Program of the Palm Beach end or an icon. The term,
Opera for “Masterworks II – A however, is perfectly ap-
Night at the Opera.” The mood propriate when describ-
will be romantic, with much- ing singer, songwriter,
loved opera overtures, arias and activist and author Judy
ensemble scenes from the bel Collins, who has enter-
canto masters, featuring Rossini, tained and enriched the
Donizetti, Bellini, Britten and Mo- world with 50 albums
zart, and includes works by Mas- over five decades.
cagni, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and
others. Celebrate Valentine’s week Some of the highlights
by sharing the great love stories of her career include Top
of opera with your own special 10 hits, gold and plati-
valentine. During the pre-concert num albums and Gram-
lecture, included with your tick- my Awards. Her rendition
et, the ACO’s new music director, of Stephen Sondheim’s
Maestro David Amado, will offer “Send in the Clowns”
captivating insights and introduce was named “Song of the
key themes of the evening’s reper-
toire. The lectures begin 50 min- CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
utes before both the 4 p.m. and 8
2 The A.E. Backus Museum
and Gallery in downtown
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Fort Pierce is hosting a special open house
this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
highlighting one of its current exhibits, “Wet
Paint: An In-depth Look at the Works by the
Florida Highwaymen.” Lectures, special
exhibits and sales of vintage Highwaymen
from private collections will be offered.
3 On Sunday, the current Highwaymen David Amado. Masters of Illusion.
artists and their children will be set
up along the Highwaymen Heritage Trail, – Believe the Impossible” returns with its off its 10-day run at the fairgrounds on Lucie River, Stuart’s quaint downtown, with
a wonderful opportunity for Highwaymen all-new show, based on the TV series “The Midway Road in Fort Pierce next Friday at its abundance of shops and restaurants, is
aficionados to chat with the artists and ob- Magicians.” Magic, apparently, has never 4 p.m. The main event Friday and Saturday typically a hub of activity. During this al-
serve the creative process. The Highway- been hotter, and this show promises grand night is the Professional Rodeo Cowboy As- ways-well-attended weekend event, the
men Heritage Trail, with kiosks, site markers illusions, levitating women, escapes and sociation Rodeo, and there’ll be plenty of area is transformed with artists displaying
and significant public art, is a self-guided sleight-of-hand. And, of course, beauti- entertainment on stage before and after the their creations in gallery-style booths lining
stretch along Moore’s Creek Linear Park on ful dancers. There’s even a part where the arena action. Last admission is midnight Osceola Street along the merchant circle.
Avenue D, west of U.S. 1. It is a self-guid- whole audience joins in a mind-boggling and rides close at 1:30 a.m. The fair’s huge This event brings together more than 200
ed, engaging and educational experience illusion, and a few daring souls will be menu of events, entertainment and family local and national artists, displaying life-
that recognizes these mostly self-taught picked to participate on stage. Gulp. fun runs through March 5. (See Page A1) size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-
landscape artists. The Highwaymen, also of-a-kind jewels, photography and more.
referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, are 5 Who doesn’t like a good, old-fash- 6 If “slow down, stroll and enjoy” seems Attendees can stroll at their leisure, meet
26 storied, world-renowned African-Ameri- ioned county fair: the rides, the mu- like a good way to spend a weekend with the artists, commission a work of art,
can landscape artists who originated in Fort sic, the 4-H kids and their livestock, the fair day, plan to check out the 27th Annual and learn what inspires their work. Pro-
Pierce, and are known for their lush, color- food, the racing pigs. The St. Lucie County Downtown Stuart Art Festival next week- ceeds from the popular, free festival benefit
ful Florida landscapes. Fair – Red, White and True Blue, is kicking end, Feb. 25 and 26. On the banks of the St. the Stuart Main Street program.
4 If you’re in the mood for a bit of ho-
cus pocus, invite your favorite white
rabbit to join you at the Sunrise Theatre in
Fort Pierce this Sunday. After a sell-out at
the Sunrise last year, “Masters of Illusion
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To dye for: Foosaner’s ‘Red that Colored the World’ exhibit
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist Cochineal red fashions. Mechior Perez Holguin. cochineal red are 1,800-year-old Andean
The current exhibition at Florida Tech’s from Chile to Columbia and from Mexico to Cochineal dye is believed to have orig-
Foosaner Art Museum is about a color Colorado. inated in Mexico, and the earliest use of In the Foosaner exhibition the oldest
whose absence from the painter’s palette – the bright red juice is thought to have been textile on display is a fragment of Peruvian
or the dyer’s vat – would make civilization a Although a red dye-yielding insect was body paint. Because Mexico’s climate is not tunic created at least 1,000 years ago by a
lot less fun. also known in Poland, the color extracted conducive to the preservation of textiles, people known as the Wari culture.
from those European bugs paled in com- the earliest surviving artifacts to contain
Organized by the Museum of Interna- parison to the American product. The well-preserved fabric features a ver-
tional Folk Art, “The Red that Colored the tical band of wool patterned with frets, spi-
World” is a look at the origin, cultivation rals and stylized faces. In marked contrast
and world-wide dependence on cochineal to the predominantly brown, ocher and
red. white colors in the design, accents of cochi-
neal-derived pinks and salmon leap to the
The discovery by Columbus of a vast eye with surprising vigor.
New World beyond the crowded confines of
Europe was a bad thing for America’s first Near it a loincloth from Peru’s Chancay
residents, but a very good thing for the rest culture is a marvel of sophisticated weav-
of the world. In Europe, people hailed the ing; here deep pink cochineal is a major
arrival of animals, minerals and vegetables element in the textile’s repeating design of
whose value soon reached Africa, India and stylized human figures.
China through trade.
It is the intricate work of an Incan “cer-
Although potatoes, tomatoes, cocoa, to- emonial sling” that truly astonishes. The
bacco and the turkey were among the nov- showy red ornament features cylinders of
elties that explorers brought back to the Old finely woven designs centered on a braid-
World, it was a six-legged American beast ed length of crimson cord; luxuriously long
that caught the attention of European en- tassels of the same color terminate each
trepreneurs. end. Nobility and high-ranking military of-
ficers wore this badge of distinction.
That animal, the source of one of the
most brilliant and permanent dyes in his- Long before the Spanish arrived in Meso-
tory, is a bug. america, indigenous people had developed
an industry around the cultivation and
A parasitic scale insect, the tiny cochi- propagation of cochineal bugs and their
neal infects prickly pear cacti in tropical
and subtropical South and North America, CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
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FOOSANER ‘RED’ EXHIBIT of the rose, and the modest blush on a to ply their trade as well to as
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 teach young artists the current
Second only to silver in Spanish imports,
cactus hosts. In pre-Columbian times as cochineal thus became associated with painting styles of Europe.
well as today, cochineal farmers infest cacti wealth and power. From Spain, cochineal
with cochineal larvae and, in about three found its way around the world. A com- In the Foosaner exhibition,
months’ time, hand-collect the adults, modity to be reckoned with, cochineal was
which are then processed by drying. followed on the stock exchanges of London examples of Spanish colonial
Dried cochineal was shipped back artworks include a late 17th
to Spain to dye the finest wool and silk Meanwhile, in the New World, Spanish
cloth (cochineal adheres well only to an- colonists pressed native artisans, once the century Baroque painting of
imal-based textiles). The color was also creators of their societies’ kingly regalia, co-
adapted to oil painting, where it was used dices and sacred objects, to produce things St. Augustine attributed to the
in putting to canvas the crimson robes of the Spanish valued such as maps, manu-
kings and cardinals, the passionate bloom scripts and Catholic icons. At the same time Bolivian-born Melchior Pérez
European painters arrived in the NewWorld
Holguín. In that picture the
saint holds before him a co-
chineal-colored flaming heart,
symbolic of religious fervor.
In contrast to that academi-
cally proficient work, a home-
ly retablo, or devotional pic- Orlando
ture, “Our Lady of St. John of Dugi
the Lakes,” is in the untutored gown.
NOW style of the folk artist. In this
18th century painting, cochi-
neal can be seen in the red drapery around serapes, New Mexican Rio Grande Blan-
kets Mexican Saltillo blankets, an Oaxacan
the saint as well as in the embellishments huiptil or woman’s tunic, and a Zapotec-in-
spired wool floor runner.
on her dress. The artwork was created by
Contemporary clothing on display that
a New Mexican known only as “The Eigh- makes use of cochineal dye includes a filmy
lavender dress created in 2010 by Canary Is-
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The showstopper may very well be the
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Collection,” the dress is composed of hand-
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Hagen 121 Very positive often Peter & Will Anderson
51 Self starter? 122 Slugger Williams 56 Bread pudding
52 Urges on addition 8:45pm
55 Furious 123 African menace 58 “___ to be in your
57 Meathead, to shoes!” Sunrise Theatre Black Box
DOWN 59 Powers of
Archie 1 Pledged fidelity Hollywood $15 members • $16 non-members
59 Third-place honor 2 Aristophanes play 60 Practice doing
61 Olympic honor standup
62 In readiness (meaning “The 63 Acts the villain
64 Point systems, in Seasons”) 66 Walls up
3 His horns are 67 Big Sur
math twisted movement
65 Eliot classic 4 Try-square shape 68 Runner’s shoe?
69 Composer 5 Foundation part 72 Space chimp
6 Sleeping car 73 Cartoonist
70 Sea animals that 7 It’s often grasped
can eat while 8 Less lofty
floating on their 9 Japanese
71 Start of a DDE 10 Of small
73 Witch-trial figure
SUNRISE THEATRE’S PORT ST. LUCIE
BLACK BOX BOTANICAL GARDENS
117 S. 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce 2410 Westmoreland Blvd., PSL
Full Bar available • 7-10PM 6:30 -9:30PM
$7 Cover, Member $6 $6 Cover, Members $5
EVERY TUESDAY EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
February 7, 14, 21, 28 February 8 and 22
For more information, and/or updates go to: www.jazzsociety.org
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is dedicated to its mission of keeping two
great American music art forms alive in our communities and schools through
Jam sessions, concerts, festivals, master classes and scholarship awards.
The Telegraph See you there! Web: www.jazzsociety.org
For more info, contact Phone: 772.460.JAZZ (5299)
the FPJ&B Society.