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12/13/2019 ISSUE 50

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Woes for right whales

A6 A8 B510 have died so far this year
Angst for the holidays? ‘Motown and Beyond’

Simple tips to reduce stress Lyric show has heart and soul

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 50 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

FIU sets March 1 takeover date for Torrey Pines School, church
among flurry of
buildings OK’d

BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer million per year to seek cures for cancer and PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
[email protected] neurodegenerative diseases in the high-tech [email protected]
laboratory. 90,500-square-foot building, its intellectual
Florida International University will acquire property and its interest in the ground lease to Several new landmarks are in
the $16 million Torrey Pines Institute for Mo- FIU will lease the 8.7-acre campus, 11350 FIU for free as part of the deal. the works along thoroughfares in
lecular Studies from Port St. Lucie for free un- SW Village Parkway, from Port St. Lucie for $10 Tradition and Southern and West-
der a deal set to close March 1. per year through Nov. 15, 2026, when the city The agreements were approved without ern groves, where an ultra-mod-
will transfer title to the university for free. dissent by the FIU Board of Trustees on Dec. ern city-within-a-city is taking
Torrey Pines at FIU will employ 18 research- 5 and the Port St. Lucie City Council on Dec. 2. shape west of Interstate 95.
ers at Torrey Pines by 2023 and budget $17 TPIMS agreed to transfer title to the
“Torrey Pines at FIU will be a hub for the Plans for a private preschool,
a church and a new residential
CONTINUED ON PAGE A2 subdivision in the 7,500-acre Tra-
dition region received approval
Train-related deaths PROJECTION PAINTS in recent weeks from the Port St.
expedite action on STARK PICTURE FOR Lucie City Council.
new safety measures RISE IN SEA LEVEL
The Primrose School at Tradi-
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer PHOTO: ANTHONY INSWASTY BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer tion would serve 200 preschoolers
[email protected] [email protected] in a 14,000-square-foot building
SHIP SHAPE! Tom Potter tidies up his one-of-a- on a 2.3-acre lot, 10387 SW West
A crusade by St. Lucie Coun- kind boat, hoping to make a sale at Barrier island property own- Park Ave., diagonally across from
ty’s neighboring county to reduce last Saturday’s annual Causeway Boat Show and Marine Flea Market ers in St. Lucie County can ex-
train-related deaths prompted Vir- at Fort Pierce’s Causeway Cove Marina. More photos, Page B15.  pect sea-level rise to flood parts CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
gin Trains USA and state transpor- of State Road A1A – North Beach
tation officials last week to unveil Causeway and South Ocean Flooding in St. Lucie Village Oct. 9.
new safety measures. Drive – by 2080, a new projec-
tion shows. Seaway drives and Avenues C
VTUSA, also known as Bright- and H, the analysis found. More
line, intends to run 34 passenger Binney Drive in South Beach than two-thirds of South Ocean
trains per day through Indian Fort Pierce would also be inun- and Binney drives would be in-
River County at up to 110 mph by dated, according to an analy- undated by that time.
late 2022 after completing track sis conducted by the St. Lucie
construction between West Palm Transportation Planning Orga- But St. Lucie County roads
Beach and Orlando. nization. By 2100, the flooding will be “mostly unaffected” by
will spread to Indian River and
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 CONTINUED ON PAGE A4

IN THIS ISSUE Fort Pierce’s ‘Sights
and Sounds’ amazes
LOCAL NEWS A1-A7 and astounds! P. B7

HEALTH A8 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9

OBITUARIES A7 PETS B10

GAMES B12-B14 REAL ESTATE A11-A20

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Ashley Bunnell, senior lab technician at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN

Winter Special Includes Exam, FIU’S TORREY PINES TAKEOVER An assessment report by Calvin, Giorda-
no & Associates engineering firm identified
$59 Xray, Cleaning SLV CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 $13.6 million in maintenance, repair and
code violation correction costs in the next
NEW PATIENTS SC (0150) type of research that could one day lead five years for the TPIMS building.
(0272) (1110) to treatments and cures of debilitating
illnesses that have affected the lives of FIU’s inspection of the facilities also
Expires 12/31/19 so many,” said FIU Trustee Chairwoman found several glaring deficiencies that must
Insurance Accepted Claudia Puig. be corrected, including the following:

New Patient Special Final approval is set for Jan. 29 when the  The hazardous waste area was not
BEST State University System Board of Governors fully enclosed or secured against access by
.00 is to vote whether to designate TPIMS a unauthorized individuals.
$PRICE ON SLV “Special Purpose Center.”
 The hazardous waste flammable stor-
985CROWNS FIU’s acquisition of TPIMS would set the age area was not equipped with an appro-
SC (2950) (2750) • Expires 12/31/19 • Insurance Accepted stage for the university to work with Cleve- priate fire suppression system.
land Clinic Florida to create the FIU-Cleve-
NEW PATIENTS land Clinic Translational Research Park in  The fire sprinkler system has deficien-
FREE Dental Consultation western Port St. Lucie. cies and the front gate is not wide enough
/ Second Opinion to provide access to Fire Rescue trucks.
SLV Cleveland Clinic acquired the former
Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute labora- FIU researchers have already been work-
Including: X-ray (0220) • Exam (0140) • Expires 12/31/19 tory on Nov. 13 and the nearby Tradition ing at TPIMS labs under a one-year sub-
Medical Center on Jan. 1 as part of its take- lease for $1,347,666, records show.
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! over of Martin Health Systems.
The other firms subleasing space at
The patient and any other person responsible for payment have the right to refuse to pay, cancel, FIU is expected to collaborate with TPIMS are Synergy Ancillary Services LLS,
or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed Cleveland Clinic and Vaxine Limited, an Res Tech Solutions LLC and Martin Memo-
as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to this advertisement for the free or reduced fee Australian biotech firm, in the new Cleve- rial Medical Center Inc., records show.
land Clinic Institute for Research, 9801 Dis-
service, examination, or treatment. covery Way. The subleases are expected to gener-
ate rent totaling $283,374 this year and
Call Now for 772-344-3300 Cleveland Clinic has also approached $850,121 next year, records show.
Appointment 1707 N.W. St Lucie West Blvd. FIU about partnering at the TPIMS lab, re-
Suite 126 • St Lucie West cords show. The hospital and two labs over- Port St. Lucie’s 2019 property taxes and
(next to Tropical Smoothie) look the same drainage pond in the Tradi- assessments for the TPIMS campus total
tion Center for Innovation. $194,580, records show. The property has a
market value of $11.6 million and a $8 mil-
Generally speaking, the TPIMS lab was lion tax exemption for scientific research.
designed for chemistry-related research
and the former VGTI lab was set up for bi- Port St. Lucie borrowed $45.6 million to
ology-related research. finance the construction of TPIMS in 2008
and stilled owed $26 million as of Sept. 30,
“We’re collaborating with Cleveland 2018, city records show.
Clinic in recruiting researchers,” Andres Gil,
FIU’s vice president for research and eco- City Manager Russ Blackburn last year
nomic development told the City Council set the stage for FIU to take over TPIMS by
Dec. 2. “In collaboration with the hospital, convincing the state Department of Eco-
we will be engaging in what we call transla- nomic Opportunity to settle a $33 million
tional science, which is basically you make complaint against the research institute for
the discoveries in the lab and you take them failing to meet job creation goals for state
to the bedside.” grants.

FIU committed to spending $4.5 mil- Torrey Pines managed to survive the
lion in the next five years upgrading the Great Recession despite the failure of
facilities, correcting unpermitted modifi- neighboring VGTI in October 2015 after
cations and replacing worn-out systems. the National Institutes for Health reduced
That includes $1.7 million for a new ex- grant funding.
haust fan system.
“Torrey Pines opened at a very difficult
time,” Blackburn said during the Dec. 2
council meeting. “For several years during
the dark years of the recession, Torrey Pines

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hung in there, continuing to try to make TRAIN SAFETY MEASURES
their molecular studies institute work.”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
After the FIU takeover, TPIMS founder
and CEO Richard Houghton will remain on The trains are already running in South prevention resource, particularly in areas from stopping on or too close to railroad
in his $220,000-per-year job as scientific di- Florida, between Miami and West Palm near railroad tracks. crossings. “One fatality on our rail cross-
rector, records show. Beach. ings is one too many,” said state Transpor-
If the State Legislature provides the tation Secretary Kevin Thibault.
His wife Pamela will keep her For several years, county commission- money, the efforts would include reach-
$110,000-per-year job as vice president of ers and state Sen. Debbie Mayfield have ing out to homeless people and placing Despite the flurry of activity, the new
administration and outreach. pleaded with state leaders to establish signs along the tracks promoting the 211 safety measures do little for Indian Riv-
regulations for higher-speed passenger suicide prevention services. er County, said county spokesman Brian
Researchers who are staying on include trains and exercise greater oversight on Sullivan. FDOT should require far more
Marc Giulianotti, director of chemistry op- the $4 billion VTUSA project linking Or- VTUSA/Brightline officials have said all robust safety measures and cover all rail-
erations; Clemencia Pinilla, an associate lando to Miami. along that safety is their top priority. road crossings, not just those on state
specializing in immunology and methods roads.
development; and Colette Dooley, the head Longstanding local safety concerns In another rail safety initiative, Flor-
of vivarium services. took on greater urgency Dec. 2 when the ida Department of Transportation an- “It’s good to have their attention on rail
Associated Press reported its analysis nounced plans on Dec. 5 to spend $60 safety,” Sullivan said. “I think there’s defi-
While five other TPIMS Florida Team of Federal Railroad Administration data million on new warning systems at rail- nitely room for more.”
members are not joining FIU, the universi- showed VTUSA had the worst per-mile road crossings on all state roads.
ty has started hiring new researchers as part death rate of the nation’s 821 railroads. “It has been a major concern and a ma-
of a nationwide recruitment process. The AP reported 41 deaths along its South In Indian River County, the initiative jor priority for our board,” Sullivan said
Florida route. would cover only 20th Street and 19th about the recent focus on passenger rail
“Basically, our vision here is a continua- Place, State Road 60 eastbound and west- safety. “But you never want to say, ‘See,
tion of what Dr. Houghton created in Port With most of the deaths attributed to bound, in downtown Vero Beach. you should have listened to us. We told
St. Lucie with the backup of a university suicide, VTUSA/Brightline President Pat- you so.’” 
and in collaboration with Cleveland Clin- rick Goddard announced Dec. 4 the com- The warnings, including signs and
ic,” Gil said. pany would work with the 211 Helpline pavement striping, aim to keep motorists
on a new effort to combat suicide-by-rail.
Mayor Greg Oravec said FIU was the final “Suicide-by-rail is an industry-wide is-
piece of the puzzle in the city’s longstand- sue,” Goddard said. “The nationwide sta-
ing efforts to establish a biotech research tistics are startling.”
center as part of the “Tradition Jobs Corri-
dor” west of Interstate 95. VTUSA offered to match $500,000 in
state funds requested by state Rep. Mike
“In the aftermath of Florida’s investment Caruso (R-Delray Beach) to spread aware-
in biotechnology and change in the econo- ness about the 211 Helpline as a suicide
my, many speculated that one of the ways it
could have been done better is to attach it
to higher education and the educational in-
stitutions of the state,” Oravec said. “That’s
what’s happening now.” 

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Graci joins Services District’s board of supervisors SEA-LEVEL PROJECTION

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent at the district’s Dec. 3 meeting. The seat is erates as a partial governmental body to CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
up for election in 2022. deliver some municipal services – water
Dominick Graci is the newest mem- and sewer along with stormwater man- flooding related to sea-level rise
ber of the St. Lucie West Services District Graci comes with a host of germane agement. It doesn’t gain any revenue from until past 2060, the analysis found.
Board of Supervisors. experience. In 2004 he was one of the res- property taxes, although it does levy some
idents that worked with the City of Port assessments to pay debt on certain proj- “People always want to know how
“I’ve been trying, I guess, for the last five St. Lucie and services district to get de- ects that are paid along with property high the oceans are likely to rise in
years to be appointed to the seat,” he told veloper improvements to the constructed taxes. The services district has a monthly the future,” said Yi Ding, St. Lucie’s
St. Lucie Voice. ponds in the Cascades. They were experi- workshop the first Monday of the month, transportation system manager.
encing plant overgrowth and bank erosion followed by a monthly meeting on the first “But the truth is, we don’t know the
“This was my fourth time applying for a at the time. Tuesday. exact answer.”
place on the board.”
Before Graci moved to the Cascades in Graci said he hopes to help the district’s Sea level has risen 5.5 inches
Wayne Smith was on Seat 2 until No- 2000, he worked in water systems in New about 6,700 account holders understand along the Treasure Coast in the past
vember. He was appointed to the seat in Jersey and New York. “I’ve been in the in- they have a great say in what the district 50 years, according to tidal gauge
2015, then subsequently won election for dustry all my life around plants and pip- does. date collected by the National Oce-
it in 2018. Smith moved out of the area. ing systems,” Graci said. anic and Atmospheric Administra-
Graci was one of the applicants for ap- “I’d like to see the room filled up or at tion.
pointment when Smith gained the seat. Like many residents, he moved into St. least halfway filled up during meetings,”
Graci said he is friends with Smith and Lucie West, paid his utility bills when they he said. “Most residents, especially new Studies suggest sea level could
was glad he had received the appointment came in, and didn’t give much thought to residents, think the water and sewer is rise 2-to-10 feet in the next 80
before. In turn, Smith gave Graci a letter of things. Then he noticed “St. Lucie West controlled by the city.” years, Ding said. So St. Lucie trans-
recommendation for appointment to the Services District” and checked out its portation planners are trying to fig-
services district’s board this time. monthly meetings. The last water and sewer rate increase ure out how to deal with the phe-
in St. Lucie West was in 2010. This year the nomenon.
Additionally, Graci previously applied “I got involved with the district in 2002,” district’s total budget is almost $20 mil-
to run for the seat in an election. “I got he said. lion. Graci will help craft the next fiscal Miami-Dade County and Miami
busy with the (Cascades) homeowners as- year’s rates and budget. That new budget Beach are increasing the elevations
sociation board, so I dropped out (of the The district is a Community Develop- will start in September next year.  of roads, modernizing drainage
district race),” he said. ment District, which is a hybrid creation pipes to reduce flooding in resi-
of the State Legislature. The district op- dential neighborhoods during King
After several tries, Graci was appointed Tides, said Port St. Lucie Mayor
Greg Oravec, a member of the TPO
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS phase of the project, a 4,800-square-foot Mattamy Homes plans to open another board.
structure. The church bought the lot for 138 acres for development on Discovery
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 $350,000 on Sept. 23 from Tradition Land Way between Village Parkway and Com- Residents of South Florida who
Co., records show. munity Boulevard, near the entrance to the are confronted by sea-level rise
the Palm Pointe Educational Research 3,845-acre Riverland project. might migrate to St. Lucie County,
School. The City Council also approved con- Oravec said.
struction plans for Esplanade at Tradition, Mattamy Homes proposed updating the
The school is expected to open in 2021 a subdivision with 620 single-family homes zoning on the vacant agricultural land to Roads in low-lying areas on the
and employ 20 people, city records show. on a 293-acre tract west of Vitalia at Tradi- allow 151,200-square feet of commercial barrier islands and along the Indian
Caregivers will drop off children at the tion, near the western ends of Crosstown space on 19 acres along Discovery Way, re- River Lagoon often flood during fall
one-story schoolhouse so they won’t back and Tradition parkways. cords show. high tides and/or heavy rainstorms,
up traffic on West Park Avenue. said TPO Executive Director Peter
The subdivision will include a club- South of the commercial district, 730 Buchwald.
Developer A-N-D Family Real Estate, of house, 14 small lakes and three wetlands residences will be built on 97 acres be-
Stuart, bought the lot for $350,000 on Feb. areas, records show. tween Village Parkway and Community “We already have 3 feet of water
21 from Tradition Florida, records show. Boulevard, north of an unnamed east/ on our street in a King Tide,” said St.
Taylor Morrison of Maitland bought the west thoroughfare, records show. Drain- Lucie County Commissioner Cathy
A new 8,050-square-foot church building property for a little more than $6 million age facilities and open space will take up Townsend, a resident of St. Lucie
is coming to a 2.4-acre lot on the northeast on April 5, 2019, from Mattamy Homes of 22 acres. Village, which stretches nearly a
corner of Tradition Parkway and Southwest Boynton Beach, records show. mile along the lagoon.
Stoney Creek Way, next door to the Aycock The rezoning received a green light from
at Tradition funeral home. The land is part of the 1,941-acre Western the city Planning and Zoning Board on Dec. “It’s already here,” Townsend said
Grove project being developed by Mattamy 4 and faces City Council review in the new about sea-level rise. “It’s currently
Living Faith Church at Tradition plans Homes, which purchased the land in June year.  happening today in St. Lucie Coun-
to start construction in 2020 on the first 2018 from Tradition Land Co. ty. We’re already affected by it.” 



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PSL in Lights ... cameras, action!

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer are voted upon by residents, the Neighbor- NEW WOES FOR RIGHT WHALES
[email protected] hood category will be judged by city staff
from NICE. BY SUE COCKING | Staff Writer ually mature. Each year, it’s one of those
Houses are popping up on the City of Port wait-and-see things.”
St. Lucie’s holiday lights map – so far more Yunas explained that letting the judging And the hits just keep on coming – lit-
than two dozen residences are registered in up to the neighborhoods’ residents wouldn’t erally and figuratively – for the critical- National Oceanic and Atmospheric
the annual PSL in Lights contest. But, as of exactly be fair. Instead, having independent ly-endangered North Atlantic right whale Administration biologists have five con-
Tuesday morning, none in St. Lucie West or staff – not even elected officials – do the population. firmed sightings of potentially pregnant
Tradition had been entered. judging would be best. whales – including a whale named Har-
The huge, charismatic marine mam- monia, spotted six miles off Jacksonville
There’s still plenty of time, though, ac- “We’re trying (to be impartial),” Yunas mals that visit our local waters each win- last month.
cording to Port St. Lucie spokeswoman Me- said. “We really are.” ter to give birth continue to edge toward
lissa Yunas. Judging for the annual contest extinction – mostly due to ship strikes On another positive note, Albert said
will be Jan. 6-9. And new this year are two Winners in all three categories get brag- and lethal entanglement in fishing gear – she was heartened to learn during a right
additional categories residents can be en- ging rights, Yunas said. Individual winners though there are some positive signs and whale consortium meeting last month in
tered into – New Kid on the Block, and Light receive a yard sign from NICE noting the developments that could slow the trend. Maine of significant progress in the de-
Up the Neighborhood. win. Second-place winners receive a cer- velopment of rope-less commercial fish-
tificate. And all are invited to a City Coun- Julie Albert, right whale program co- ing gear.
The first category is for those entering the cil meeting for recognition. The winning ordinator for the Palm Bay-based Marine
lighting contest for the first time. When reg- neighborhood receives a trophy and plaque, Resources Council, says so far this year She said at least four manufacturers
istering your home, just click the box noting which will be held at City Hall. 10 of the animals have died while only are now selling bottom lines for crab and
first-time entry. seven calves were born – a significant lobster traps without the vertical buoy
Not only does the contest provide blow for a worldwide population esti- lines that commonly entangle the whales.
The second one, the neighborhood cate- good-natured rivalries among residents, mated at just 400.
gory, is open to those communities recently but it also provides a service to others. Each In 2016, a female right whale nick-
identified by the NICE Program – including registered home is placed on a Google map In 2018, Albert noted, there were three named Clipper showed up in Sebastian
Torino, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Verano, the city maintains. Residents can refer to the deaths and no births – something that’s Inlet with her calf and became an instant
Oak Hammock, Palm Trails, Hidden Oaks map and plan out their own tour of lights. never happened before in a calving sea- local celebrity. But last summer Clipper
and the rest. So long as at least six homes are son. The leading causes of mortalities, was killed by a ship strike in Canada’s Gulf
“This is what my family does,” Yunas said. she said, are fishing gear entanglements of St. Lawrence. Fortunately, her calf –
entered in the contest within the recognized She’s lived in Port St. Lucie for more than a and ship strikes. nicknamed Sebastian – is now 4 years old
neighborhood, the entire community is en- dozen years; the map helps her family figure and recently was sighted alive and well.
tered into the contest. out where to go to see the best light displays. Still, Albert is not giving up on the
whales, which got their name during We could start seeing right whales off
NICE stands for Neighborhood Improve- Those who want to enter into the con- whaling days because they were docile our beaches any day now, according to
ment and Community Engagement. test can do so by going to the city’s contest and easy to harpoon and produced lots of Albert.
webpage found at www.CityOfPSL.com/ whale oil.
“You don’t have to know your neighbor,” pslinlights. Each entrant may post as many “With the cold front here, I’d like to
Yunas said, explaining that residents don’t as three photos. Yunas recommends posting “We know there are 400 out there. Let’s think it’s going to drive them a little fur-
necessarily have to coordinate lighting ef- a wide-angle/horizontal shot to show the see what we can do,” Albert told a small ther south,” said Albert, who recruits and
forts. However, a bit of coordination could overall scope of the lighting and two close- gathering at Marine Resources Council trains a network of volunteers to look for
set one community apart from the rest and up shots to show detail. headquarters last week. right whales and report the sightings.
earn them the trophy. Training sessions for spotters will be held
The entry form provides a space to in- “We’re still hoping for a lot of calves in January at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon
While the existing category – Overall clude information such as whether the dis- this season. In 2009, 39 calves were born House in Palm Bay. 
Showstopper – and New Kid on the Block play is synchronized to music and what in- and all the calves born then are now sex-
spired the display.

Only those living within the city’s limits
are eligible and there are a handful of rules
entrants must abide by. Rules are posted
with the entry form. The deadline to enter is
5 p.m. on Jan. 5.

Voting begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 6 and con-
tinues around the clock until 5 p.m. Jan. 9.
One voter per I.P. address will be counted.
The city will conduct an online survey on its
website to determine the winners. 

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IN LOVING MEMORY

STANLEY SHIREY, 93 Kaup of Port St. Lucie; four grandchil- PHOTOS COURTESY OF PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Port St. Lucie dren, Geoff Dunham, Amber Bellamy
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With great sadness, the family of Stan- (husband, Trevor) and Jamie Kaup; and
ley Shirey announces his passing on Dec. great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose Bella-
2 at the age of 93 years. my.

Stan served in the U.S. Navy during JAMES J. MARTIN, 63
both World War II and the Korean War. He Port St. Lucie
graduated from Franklin and Marshall
College and was a member of Lambda James Joseph Martin, 63, of Port St. Luc-
Chi fraternity. Stan worked for ALCOA all ie passed away on Nov. 26. He was born on
of his working life. June 2, 1956, in Kingston, Jamaica.

He was a church volunteer, lover of jazz His passion was music, whether play-
and big band music (especially Glenn ing the guitar, drums, writing lyrics or
Miller), and enjoyed bird watching, pho- just listening.
tography and cheering on the Pittsburgh
Steelers. He volunteered as a mentor and tutor
at a local grade school, where the stu-
His quiet sense of humor was appreci- dents fondly called him Grandpa Jim.
ated by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two
He leaves his daughters, Beth (Bill) puppies; and family and friends.
Dunham of Dallas and Barbara (Jim)

PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ing profusely, according to police, wearing
[email protected] soiled clothing consistent with contact
‘EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMY’ OPENS with foliage, and appeared “extremely ner-
Two teenagers have been arrested, ac- vous.”
Dylan Erice reacts as Kristine Erice and Matt Saxton cut the ribbon to celebrate cused of taking packages from residents’
the grand opening of the Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners. The doorsteps, according to the Port St. Lucie Police detained the teen and detectives
school in St. Lucie West aims to provide a customized education plan for students Police Department. responded to the scene in the wooded lot,
with developmental disabilities in a caring environment.  identifying five victims’ packages. Most of
The teens, described only as males, face their stolen items were ultimately recov-
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“provided a full confession regarding his
According to police, the agency re- involvement with the burglaries,” accord-
sponded with a K-9 unit on Dec. 3 to the ing to authorities.
200 block of SW Audubon Avenue regard-
ing two male suspects committing bur- During the course of the investigation,
glaries and taking Amazon packages from police identified a second juvenile suspect
several homes in the area. and detained him. He, too, provided a full
confession, police said.
Police set up a perimeter around the
area and discovered a teen leaving a wood- During this time of year when more
ed lot who retreated again into the woods and more packages are being delivered to
when he saw law enforcement. The K-9 homes, the Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
unit was deployed, tracking the teen and ment encourages residents to collect their
finding several packages in the wooded lot goods as quickly as possible, removing
and the backyard of an unoccupied home. them from the doorstep before potential
thieves can take the boxes. Police suggest
A little while later, a teen was seen walk- asking a trusted neighbor to help retrieve
ing west on SW Moselle Avenue toward SW packages if necessary. 
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ANGST FOR THE HOLIDAYS? SIMPLE TIPS TO MINIMIZE STRESS

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer have our work stress. We have what’s comes in. And we don’t tend to eat and overdose on caffeine.”
going on in our families. We may have drink normally during the holidays. The first step in dealing with holiday
While December ’tis the season to be money trouble. All those things exist all There are always goodies everywhere.”
jolly … it’s also the season of extra stress year round and we’re dealing with them stress, in Posey’s view, is to “manage your
and that is not a good thing for your all year round. But during the holidays The American Heart Association expectations.”
mental or your physical health. we get some added ‘bonus’ stresses. Our echoes that thought, saying “every year,
to-do lists grow like Santa’s belly.” during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday We need to understand that the holi-
Indeed, according to a December 2016 season, millions of Americans abruptly days don’t have to be perfect. Or just like
study published in Circulation, a journal “I looked at my [own] calendar this change their patterns of traveling, eat- last year. Or the year before.
of the American Heart Association, “the month,” Posey continues, “and I have ing, drinking, exercising, working and
winter holiday season is considered a several functions that I wouldn’t normal- vacationing,” and the Mayo Clinic adds, Families change. Traditions and ritu-
risk factor for both cardiac and non-car- ly have during my normal work week. “during this time of year, people often re- als also change. Be open to creating new
diac deaths.” There’s shopping to be done. There are sort to bad habits – they may cave into ones and remember, you may very well
meals to be cooked. There’s family that sugar cravings, go for the booze and not get along with everyone in your ex-
Add lapses in diets and good eating tended family.
habits, increased alcohol consumption, Anne Posey.
seasonally strained finances, unreason- “People that, generally, you could
ably high expectations and intra-family PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE avoid during the year, you may not be
conflicts to that mix and it’s clear “the able to avoid over the holidays,” Posey
most wonderful time of the year” can be points out. It reduces stress to simply
anything but wonderful. recognize that and accept it rather than
worrying about it or bemoaning the fact.
Psychology Today goes even further
by saying holiday stress and anxiety can “And if you’re going to go somewhere
“lead us all to behave in ways we’re sure where there’s food and drink being
to regret later.” served, have a plan before you go on how
many drinks you’re going to have,” Posey
Anne Posey, a licensed mental health advises. If you should exceed your pre-
counselor and the administrative direc- set limit, Posey’s advice is, “Get a driv-
tor of the Cleveland Clinic Indian River er or an Uber, because one of the worst
Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center in things that can happen during the holi-
Vero Beach, agrees and offers some ob- days is to get a DUI on top of all your nor-
servations and tips for coping with hol- mal holiday stress.”
iday stress.
And while Posey’s next suggestion is
“I think the first thing to do,” says something you won’t see in those classic
Posey, “is to look at why people feel Hollywood Christmas movies that flood
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you can “take a break from family. That’s for you. Better safe than sorry. minds everyone: “Best behavior wins. If Hallmark Channel.
OK to do. Take a solo shopping trip. Or go you’re together with people, that’s when
with a friend.” And remember, Posey says, when it we should mind our manners. Cut your Anne Posey is the administrative direc-
comes to all those Christmas cookies family some slack and learn to say no. tor of the Cleveland Clinic Indian River
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‘KEGEL EXERCISES’ CAN HELP WITH INCONTINENCE

BY FRED CICETTI amples of “pelvic-floor disorders.” Others Women who delivered several chil- will have one of these dysfunctions in her
include constipation, rectal pain, vaginal dren vaginally and suffered tissue dam- lifetime. One in nine women will have cor-
Q. I’m a 61-year-old woman and I’ve prolapse, rectal prolapse, pelvic pain and age during childbirth are at higher risk rective surgery for one of these problems.
been experiencing some incontinence late- sexual dysfunction. In medicine, pro- for pelvic-floor disorders. Another risk Because women are embarrassed by pel-
ly. A friend told me there are exercises I can lapse means that an organ has slipped factor is obesity, because added weight vic-floor disorders, they underreport them.
do to help the situation. Do you know what out of place. strains the pelvic floor. A predisposition
she’s talking about? to have weak connective tissue can add It should be noted that men can suffer
The pelvic floor is a network of mus- to the problem. from pelvic-floor disorders, but they are
THE HEALTHY SENIOR cles, ligaments and other tissues that hold much more common in women.
up the pelvic organs – the vagina, rectum, Aging and menopause contribute to
First, talk to your doctor about the in- uterus and bladder. When this network – disorders. More than half of women age 55 In severe cases of pelvic dysfunction,
continence. Don’t begin any exercise pro- often described as a hammock – weakens, and older suffer a pelvic-floor dysfunction. women feel pressure or a pull in the vagina
gram without a check-up. the organs can shift and create disorders. or lower back. The opening of the uterus
About one in three women in the U.S. may stick out from the vagina.
Your friend is probably referring to “Ke-
gel exercises,” which were developed 60 There are many ways to treat pel-
years ago by Dr. Arnold Kegel to control vic-floor problems.
incontinence in women after childbirth.
These exercises are now recommended for Some women relieve their symptoms
both women and men who experience uri- with Kegel exercises – tightening and relax-
nary or fecal incontinence. ing the pelvic floor muscles a certain num-
ber of times each day.
Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles
of the pelvic floor. The exercises improve Eliminating caffeine – a diuretic – can
the functioning of both the urethral and help. Eating more fiber can improve bow-
rectal sphincters. el function. Pessaries, plastic devices that
come in many sizes and shapes, can be
The muscles that are developed inserted into the vagina to support pelvic
through the Kegel program are the ones organs.
you feel when you try to stop the flow of
urine. After about eight weeks of exercis- And then there is surgery, which can be
ing, you usually see results, such as less done vaginally or through the abdomen.
frequent urine leakage. The surgical method is determined by
the type of problem. More than 200,000
Urinary and fecal incontinence are ex- American women have corrective surgery
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

December kicked off with a bang in terms of real estate activity locally, as 30 single-family resi-
dences and lots changed hands from Dec. 2-6 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 12025 SW Bayberry Avenue. Listed in November
for $415,000, the 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sold for $380,000 on Dec. 6.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Patti Koedatich of Illustrated Properties.
Representing the buyer was agent Dan Malloy of Premier Brokers International.

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PORT SAINT LUCIE 12025 SW BAYBERRY AVENUE 11/6/2019 $415,000 12/6/2019 $367,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11130 SW WYNDHAM WAY 9/18/2019 $424,500 12/5/2019 $327,750
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11470 SW GLENGARRY COURT 7/12/2019 $365,000 12/2/2019 $312,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10304 SW WATERWAY LANE 9/11/2019 $323,000 12/2/2019 $310,905
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1976 NW CATALUNA CIRCLE 12/2/2019 $310,905 12/4/2019 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11276 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 9/27/2019 $309,900 12/4/2019 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11277 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 9/12/2019 $314,900 12/4/2019 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5832 NW WHITECAP ROAD 7/26/2019 $319,900 12/5/2019 $291,990
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8180 NW GREENBANK CIRCLE 12/2/2019 $291,990 12/4/2019 $289,160
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1301 NW FIORENZA COURT 11/7/2019 $289,160 12/2/2019 $282,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11163 SW WYNDHAM WAY 10/18/2019 $299,000 12/2/2019 $281,705
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8239 NW GREENBNK CIRCLE 12/2/2019 $281,705 12/4/2019 $260,000
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Listing Date: 9/18/2019 Listing Date: 7/12/2019
Original Price: $424,500 Original Price: $365,000
Sold: 12/5/2019 Sold: 12/2/2019
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HOME WITH EXPANSIVE LAKE VIEW MASTER SUITE ON 1ST FLOOR OVERLOOKING LAKE
GORGEOUS GOLF VIEW POOL ME2TIBCAUTLHO, UPSO4OBLEHDORMOEOM,
This beautiful updated home features 4 bd, 4.5 baths & 3 cg. Interior Large corner 2 story townhouse in heart of Tradition. 1st floor Lovely well maintained 3 bedroom home HOME ON 1/3 ACRE
features include fire place with built-ins; gourmet kitchen w/bar, center features kitchen w/42” cabinets & Corian counter tops, half bath, plus den with 4 baths (Cabana bath off Master Popular Mercedes Home 4 floor plan includes
island, SS appliances including gas range, plenty of storage & breakfast kitchen, living room, dining room & master suite. 2nd floor has 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage home + Office. kitchen, living room, dining room and family
2 bedrooms, loft & second bath. Added plus is this townhouse is Bedroom) and 2 car garage. This home Large screened in lanai with pool, spa and outdoor
nook; dining, living, & family rooms + den/office. Exterior boasts in walking distance to Tradition Square, restaurant and shops! features tile on the diagonal, central vac, and kitchen. Upgrades include custom molding, built room. Large screened lanai features pool,
circular driveway, screened lanai, outdoor kitchen & plenty of room for above ground hot tub & covered patio.
entertaining on 1 acre. RX-10580278 7687 Charleston Way RX-10578439 10479 SW West Park Avenue screened in pool. Close to Island Club. ins, tile on the diagonal, central vac, plantation RX-10576575 4445 SW Gagnon Rd
Rx-10539031 9000 Champions Way shutters, gourmet kitchen, and much much more.

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PGA VILLAGE $574,000 CASCADES $229,999 CASTLE PINES $192,000 PGA VILLAGE $182,900 PGA VILLAGE $189,900

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w/ cathedral ceilings and new wood-look porcelain tile. Club with fitness center, pool and many other amenities. screened balcony. HOA includes access to PGA Village includes access to the PGA Village Island Club w/pool, fitness center and many other
DR; lg master BD & bath w/new granite counters; 2 en suite bedrooms w/ Master BDRM features 2 walk-in closets. Newer Trane Island Club with pool, fitness center, basketball, tennis, etc.
lg walk in closets,new carpet & granite counters in bath. 4th BD can be used A/C and screened lanai w/ garden view. Kitchen remodel RX-10574616 8224 Mulligan Circle 2921 amenities. RX-10574587 10031 Perfect Drive 76
as office. Plantation shutters; whole house water filtration system, exterior to include new layout, cabinets & quartz countertops. RX-10574619 9989 Perfect Drive 100

painted 2018. RX-10584126 9329 Briarcliff Trace RX-10515771 451 NW Lismore

NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

5862 WHIPPOORWILL CIRCLE, WESTLAKE, FL 1402 SW CALIFORNIA BOULEVARD, PORT ST. LUCIE

Up to $15,000 in savings on this gorgeous open concept 1 story home that has 3 bedrooms plus DEN, Great open floor plan home w/ lots of bedrooms for everyone! Master suite features a gorgeous
3 baths as well as oversized covered lanai for outdoor entertaining! Hurricane impact windows and remodeled shower, soaker tub and dual vanities. Large kitchen with wrap around bar overlooks a vast
doors also accent this home which is located in the Hammocks neighborhood of Westlake by Minto family room & screened patio perfect for entertaining w/ outdoor fridge & built in BBQ. Driveway is
Communities. Westlake is Florida’s newest city. Buyer has opportunity to still personalize the interior oversized to park a boat or RV. Need extra storage? There’s a shed out back too! Located near Oak
design selections of this home! Estimated delivery May-July 2020. Offered at $466,390 Hammock School! SPECIAL FINANCING OFFERED ON THIS PROPERTY INCLUDING ZERO

LENDER FEES. Offered at $275,000.

NEW PRICE NEW PRICE

8602 LAKELAND BOULEVARD, FORT PIERCE, FL 1242 SW SANTIAGO AVENUE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

All brand new completely updated 3 bedroom 2 bath in Lakewood Park. New tile floors thru Looking for Quality? This is it! Brand NEW & not a detail missed. Designer touches featured the moment you
out, both bathrooms completely updated with custom tile & fixtures. All new kitchen with walk in the front door. Split floor plan offers gorgeous tile flooring in the living spaces, high hat lighting, upgraded
carpeting in bedrooms & decorative tile featured in bathrooms & kitchen. Upgraded cabinetry, granite counters,
stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops & glass tile backsplash. Ecowater softener/ tile backsplash & Samsung appliance package complement the kitchen. Master suite boasts of tray ceiling, high
filtration system. Centrally located: just off I-95. Minutes to downtown Fort Pierce or Vero hat lighting, walk-in closet w/upgraded shelving system. Master ensuite ensures relaxation with dual granite sinks,

Beach. Turn-Key and ready for quick close. Now Offered at $173,000. soaking garden tub, and sizable walk-in shower. Impact glass thru out. Offered at $275,900.

LOT FOR SALE NEW PRICE

3448 SW CATSKILL DRIVE NW, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 7236 MAIDSTONE DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

Large residential plot 120x160 room for parking boat, trailer , RV... .45 ACRE. Agent/Owner A must see spacious open floor plan with stunning serene lake views, show’s like a model. Professionally
– Being offered at $59,000. Call David Black at 516-330-1135 interior designed, 2 bedroom, 2 bath w/ den. Floor to ceiling built in’s. Large Master Suite w/ oversized
closets, master bath has dual sinks, separate shower & soaking tub. Kitchen has granite counters w/ 46’’
kitchen cabinets. Complete Impact windows & slider, screened patio, custom crown molding package,
Hunter Douglas window treatments, accent wood features, diagonal tile, upscale lighting fixtures, freshly

painted inside and out, AC is 3 years young. In PGA Village. Now offered at $316,900.

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PORT SAINT LUCIE $529,900 PORT SAINT LUCIE $595,000 PGA VERANO $595,000 PGA VERANO $674,900

NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING!

GORGEOUS KINGSLEY FLOOR PICTURE PERFECT COLLINA PLAN STUNNING GOLF & WATER VIEWS ONE OF A KIND STUNNER W/
PLAN IN PGA VILLAGE! IN VERANO! Meticulously maintained “Collina” floor plan. 4BR, 3.5BA, SGophOisticLatedF& e&leganWt homAe oTn arEguaRbly thVe beIstElotWin allSof V!e!rano. This 3 BR +DEN/3BA/3CG
This 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2CG home features golf & water views. Stunning 3BR+Den/4.5BA/2CG home with numerous upgrades t/o. Impact 2.5CG home features elegant finishes T/O, a chef’s dream ‘Biella’ floor plan will CAPTIVATE you! Beautiful wood flooring, crown molding & custom
Recently updated WHITE KITCHEN w/ QUARTZ counters, glass windows & doors! Spacious, bright kitchen with soft close features, light kitchen w/butler’s pantry, beautifully upgraded master-suite woodwork t/o. Upgraded light fixtures & ceiling fans, Hunter Douglas blinds. Gourmet kitchen
stainless appliances, 42” wood cabinetry, chef’s island, spacious cabinetry, granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances! Wood-look tile t/o with frameless glass shower. The expanded & screened has white 42’ level 5 cabinetry, Bianco Carrera Quartz counters, GE profile SS appliances, under
pantry and undermount sink. Plantation shutters, tile throughout, the main living areas, custom wood work & built-ins, crown molding, upgraded lanai is a wonderful spot to relax & enjoy the views. cabinet lighting & breakfast nook! Master Suite features 3 walk-in closets, luxurious en-suite
beautiful views and oversized lanai. Call today to view! light fixtures, and so much more. Cabana bathroom off the family room! Call RX-10544165 10143 SW Visconti Way w/ claw foot tub, frameless glass shower, separate vanities w/ marble tops & designer lighting.
RX-10578926 9306 Briarcliff Trace today to view! RX-10579128 17000 SW Sapri Way RX-10556917 10114 SW Nuova Way

PORT SAINT LUCIE $329,900 PGA VERANO $659,900 PGA VILLAGE $649,900 FORT PIERCE $986,000
LAKE CHARLES

NEW LISTING! JUST REDUCED!

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED HIGHLY UPGRADED POOL HOME RARELY AVAILABLE - GORGEOUS BELLERIVE 4.32 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/
HOME W/ SERENE LAKE VIEWS – GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW FLOORPAN W/ AMAZING GOLF VIEWS!! CONVENIENT LOCATION
Built in 2003, this 3BR/2.5BA/2CG home features many This ‘Bellacerra’ floor plan has 3BR, PLUS Den, On one of the most desirable streets in PGA Village - This 3BR+DEN/4.5BA/2CG home won’t Custom built 6BD/5.5BA/3CG pool home with
upgrades t/o. Spacious kitchen with abundance of cabinetry, 3.5BA, 3CG, and beautiful finishes throughout, Chef’s disappoint! Special features incl. wood & tile floors t/o main living areas & master, spacious bdrms (all something for everyone. IMPACT GLASS windows,
granite counters, stainless steel appliances, under cabinet kitchen, the lanai is an entertainer’s dream with en-suite), coffered ceiling and more! Custom built-ins in living room & den! Gourmet kitchen with 42’ LED lighting, sauna, game room and more!2 in-law/
lighting, double ovens and more. Large master suite with summer kitchen, stunning heated pool & spa, picture wood cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, SS appliances, granite countertops and oversized butcher block guest suites - perfect for multi-generational living. Salt
bamboo flooring, plantation shutters and relaxing ensuite. frame screen design allows to maximize the views. center island! Spacious master suite has extra cabana bath feature!!! Enjoy sweeping golf views from water pool area with built-in water slide, rock waterfall,
Double slider doors out to the screened & covered lanai. Enjoy RX-10565581 20090 SW Matera Way your screened pool & spa.RX-10501967 8821 Bally Bunion Road hot tub and more. Call today!
beautiful sunsets! RX-10583699 8321 Belfry Place RX-10567598 6201 Oleander Ave

PGA VILLAGE $324,900 PGA VILLAGE $224,900 PGA VILLAGE $364,000 PALM CITY $355,000

JUST REDUCED! JUST REDUCED! JUST REDUCED! BRING YOUR BOAT & RV - NO HOA!
Fantastic Palm City location! Enjoy wide water access without the
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW HOME IN TORREY PINES – MOVE-IN READY! FAIRVIEW MODEL WITH POOL waterfront price. 4BR/3BA/2CG home is completely renovated. Recent
DESIRABLE GREENBRIER SUBDIVISION Recently updated 2BR, 2BA, 2CG ‘Andover’ floor plan Well cared for 2BR PLUS den, 2BA pool home upgrades incl. NEW METAL ROOF in ‘19, IMPACT GLASS windows
“MidOcean” floor plan with 2BR+Den and 2.5 BA. Special on corner lot. This light & bright home features an is A MUST SEE! Open great room design with and accordion shutters, septic redone in ‘18, new gutters in ‘19, newer
features include BRAND NEW STAINLESS KITCHEN oversized living room, spacious kitchen w/granite, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen with SS appls, AC and fenced yard. Tile t/o the home, beautiful white-washed brick
APPLIANCES, tile t/o entire house, fresh interior paint, phantom Bosch stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, Corian counters. Spacious master suite features fireplace, updated bths, french doors leading to the screened lanai. The
screen door, newer WH, crown molding and large extended & screened & covered patio can be accessed from the oversized walk-in closets and large spa-like kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, wood cabinetry
screened lanai. RX-10542719 7655 Greenbrier Cir. living room or master-bedroom ensuite. Screened lanai with pool & spa. and center island. RX-10558496 1399 SW Ibis Street
RX-10563979 7071 Torrey Pines Circle RX-10531569 9024 Short Chip Circle

TRADITION $249,000 JENSEN BEACH $219,900 VERONA LAKES $209,900 PGA VERANO $419,900

VICTORIA PARC - 4BR HOME ATTENTION BOATERS! BOAT SLIP JUST REDUCED! UNDER CONTRACT
Bright and cheery 4BR, 2BA, 2CG home features INCLUDED! RIVER CLUB
high ceilings, tile flooring throughout living areas B–eHauItDifuDllEy NcarGedEfMor!and updated 2BR, 2BA BETTER THAN NEW! MOVE IN MODEL PERFECT LAGO ON
kitchen with wood cabinetry including 42” uppers, condo, tile flooring throughout, granite in READY VILLA IN VERONA LAKES EXCEPTIONAL LOT IN VERANO!
granite counters, SS appls, screened porch. kitchen, new vanities, frameless shower, Lennar built villa completed in 2018! Plenty of space for everyone with 2BR + Den, 2BA, 2CG home w/ lake view front & back. Stunning white
RX-10531808 11447 SW Glengarry Court IMPACT windows, close distance to river 3BR/2BA/1CG. Features include tile through main living areas, fresh interior kitchen w/ upgraded cabinetry, granite counters & ss appliances. Spa-like
RX-10543635 1600 NE Dixie Hwy, 10-207 paint, front load washer & dryer and upgraded window treatments. Open master suite w/ access to screened lanai. Other features include IMPACT
kitchen w/ granite counters, ss appliances, glass tile backsplash & 42” cabinetry. GLASS windows & doors, elegant tile, custom closets, upgraded vanities,
Walking distance to the amenities, including future clubhouse. Call today! plantation shutters and more. Call today to view this special home!
RX-10574933 10139 W Villa Circle RX-10574369 16982 SW Ambrose Way

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PVGILALAGE $249,000 PVGILALAGE $339,000

CHARMING GOLF VILLA! BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED
with STUNNING LAKE
This 3 bedroom 3 full baths has tile on the VIEWS!

diagonal throughout the home. Updated kitchen 3 Bedroom, 2Bath, Sawgrass model. Lovely covered entry

with 42” wood soft close cabinets, corian counters, into foyer & formal dining area. Open great room with

tile back splash & SS appliances. Breakfast bar views of large screened lanai & lake. Spacious kitchen

adjacent to the dining area that open to spacious with breakfast area, granite counters, stone back splash

living room. For extra living space a true Florida & upgraded appliances. Master suite includes sitting area

room that can have A/C if desired. The master suite with sliders to lanai. Upgraded master bath has double

offers 2 separate mater baths both updated with sinks, seamless shower, & soaking tub. Room for a pool! RX-10551789 8413 Belfry Pl.

beautiful tile, sinks, fixtures & lighting. RX-10579310 7625 Butler Ln.

VERANO $289,000 VITALIA $263,900

RELAXING LANAI LUXURIOUS 55+
WITH LAKE VIEW! RESORT LIVING!

Charming Casita model 2 bedroom 2 baths plus a den This 2 bedrooms plus office/den 2 bath home has an eat-in kitchen
& 2 car garage. Tile in all common areas. Open concept with granite counters, breakfast bar, SS appliances and a gas stove.
floor plan with great room/dining room combo open to Mater suite w/ 2 walk-in closets, dual sinks/vanities, separate shower &
the spacious kitchen with granite, island, & upgraded soaking tub. Screened covered lanai gives you plenty of entertainment
cabinetry. Peaceful back yard with covered screened lanai space. Impact glass & security system adds peace of mind. Enjoy
overlooking the lake. Impact windows throughout. Verano the amenities at this active 55+ community in Tradition, that include
has 2 state of the art club house, social calendar, indoor & community pool, hot tub, tennis, pickle ball, putting green, luxurious

outdoor pools & tons more amenities for your enjoyment. RX-10577523 19026 Positano Way clubhouse with fitness room, billiards, auditorium & much more. RX-10570082 11660 Mountain Ash Cir.

8305 Holley Tree Trail, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

PGA VERANO PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE RIVERDALE YACHT CLUB ESTATES

BEAUTIFUL FORMER MODEL HOME – LAKE VIEW This 3BR al en-suites PLUS FABULOUS ‘FAIRVIEW’ MODEL W/FINE FINISHES This stunning professionaly SPYGLASS – BEAUTIFUL ESTATE HOME 3 BR+DEN, 4.5BA, 2CG. Spacious WATERFRONT RETREAT W/OCEAN ACCESS Where Southern Charm & Para-
a den/office, 4.5BA has tons of upgrades throughout, spectacular Travertine tile in main decorated 2BR, 2BA PLUS den/office w/built-ins home has upgrades throughout, kitchen w/ screened lanai w/pool & spa overlooks the golf course. Al bedrooms are en- dise come together! This 3BR/3BA en-suites, 2.5CG home is located on over 142’ of St.
living areas + so much more, screened lanai w/stunning pool/spa + summer kitchen. quartz counters, SS appls, wine cooler, crown molding, extended screened lanai overlooks lake. suites. Kitchen w/granite, SS appls, island w/butcher block. Newer A/C Luce River waterfront w/dock. Chef’s kitchen, screened lanai w/heated pool & spa.
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; Chris Rodriguez 772-828-9963 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469 Isabele Polock 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 Valerie Juno 772-214-9404; Mary-Lynn Ninesling 772-370-6466
RX-10579735 NEW LISTING! $689,000 RX-10575241 $334,900 RX-10556955 $649,900 RX-10578124 $469,000

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES PGA VERANO PGA VILLAGE TRADITION - VITALIA

GOLF VIEWS, SECURITY AND LOW HOA Expansive golf views from most every POOL HOME – LAKE & GOLF VIEWS Beautiful 2BR, 2BA PLUS Office/Den WILLOW PINES VILLA – GOLF VIEW Fuly furnished 2BR. 2ba PLUS den/ UPGRADED HOME 3BR, 2BA has much to offer, open and spacious family
room in this charming 3BR, 2.5BA home close to everything. Large living areas to enjoy home with gorgeous free form pool, open & bright floor plan, kitchen w/spacious office home, Corian counters in kitchen, new refrigerator, great location close to room, kitchen with breakfast nook, granite, screened patio, NEW A/C in 2016,
entertaining. Split bedroom plan, freshly painted inside & out, new landscaping. island, granite, SS appls, covered patio, screened lanai community pool and backs up to the 16th hole of the Legacy. IMPACT glass windows and tile roof
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RX-10571658 $289,900 RX-10566306 $419,990 RX-10544437 $244,900 RX-10579762 $269,900

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FULLY FURNISHED CONDO – PRESERVE VIEW PRIVATE PRESERVE VIEW 4.32 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/CONVENIENT LOCATION Custom built 6BR, STUNNING WATER & TRIPLE FAIRWAY VIEWS! This gorgeous home has
Active 55 plus community. 1BR, 1BA 2nd floor unit has al tile throughout, serene Popular “Fairview” model featuring 2BR, PLUS den, 2BA, tile throughout living 5.5BA, 3CG pool home with something for everyone. IMPACT windows, sauna, game-room, 2 extensive upgrades with 4 bedroom suites, kitchen with new granite, SS appls
preserve views from your back patio. This is being sold TURNKEY areas, kitchen with granite, SS appls, screened patio, situated on a pie shaped lot in-law/guest suites, salt-water pool w/built-in slide, rock waterfal, Spa + so much more! inc. GAS range, screened lanai w/stunning pool, whole house generator.
Michele Agrusa 772- 263- 6131 DIANE GAULT 772-342-7455 Elise Danielian 772-418-2992; Ingrid Hewitt 772-203-7800 Diane Gault 772-342-7455
RX-10520018 REDUCED! $69,900 RX-10483343 $274,900 RX-10567598 $986,000 RX-10572634 $599,900

PGA VILLAGE OLEANDER PINES TRADITION - VITALIA PGA VILLAGE

POOL HOME W/EXPANSIVE GOLF VIEWS SPACIOUS POOL HOME – FENCED YARD Wonderful 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home w/ POOL HOME W/FENCED YARD. Stunning 2BR, 2BA, PLUS den home w/ GORGEOUS ‘KINGSLEY’ FLOOR PLAN 3BR PLUS Den, 2.5BA, 2CG home
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home, tile throughout, wet bar, accordion & plantation large open & bright kitchen, 3 sets of French-doors lead out to your screened-in lanai lovely finishes throughout, kitchen w/granite, gas appls, b’fast nook, tile on features Golf & Water views. Recently updated white kitchen w/quartz counters, SS
shutters, SS appls, screened lanai w/pool, golf views of the PGA Ryder course. pool. Formal dining & living rooms + family room. Private preserve in your backyard. diagonal & crown molding throughout, perfect backyard w/pool. appls, Chef’s island, Plantation shutters, tile T/O, beautiful views & oversized lanai.
Valerie Juno 772-214-9404; MaryLynn Ninesling 772-370-6466 Becca Layne 772-224-6994 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025; Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Isabele Polock 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992
RX-10579493 $389,000 RX-10555227 $314,500 RX-10577385 $325,000 RX-10578926 $529,900

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READY TO CALL HOME! 2BR, 2BA PLUS den, 2CG home features an eat-in ESTATE HOME – ISLE OF GRANADA This open & bright 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home SHOWS LIKE A MODEL HOME – POOL; GOLF VIEW A true 3BR, 3BA, ex- THE RESERVE AT TORREY PINES
kitchen w/granite, breakfast bar, SS appls, including a gas stove, screened has been wel taken care of and is situated on one of the best locations with the panded 2+CG garage home, gorgeous, sweeping golf course view, formal family & dining Charming 2BR, 2BA, PLUS den, 1CG townhome with premium lake view, tile
covered lanai, IMPACT glass & security system. walking trail leading to the Clubhouse. Covered lanai overlooks lake. rooms, granite in kitchen, Fuly Furnished, Turnkey & ready for immediate occupancy flooring Throughout. New A/C 2017, covered screened-in and open paver patios
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RX-10570082 $263,900 RX-10581924 NEW LISTING! $310,000 RX-10519072 $449,900 RX-10571684 $205,000

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fun, food SECTION
festivities
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

Coming Up! WINTER
WONDER!
NEIL ZIRCONIA PLAYS
DIAMOND GEMS THIS Bill Corbett puts the finishing touches on the Convention of States Float for Port St. Lucie’s Festival of Lights Parade last Saturday at the Civic Center. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN
WEEKEND AT BARN

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer

1 Billed as “The Ultimate Faux
Diamond,” wittily stage-
named entertainer Neil Zirconia
takes the stage at the Barn Theatre
in Stuart this Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 14-15, with “Hello Again, Hel-
lo: A Tribute to Neil Diamond Hol-
iday Show.” If you are a Neil Dia-
mond fan, you’ll want to visit those
songs we can all sing by heart, af-
ter all these years. “Turn on Your
Heartlight,” “Solitary Man,” “Hello
Again,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Crack-
lin’ Rosie,” and so on throughout
the evening. Of course, there will
also be a selection of Diamond’s
own holiday faves. Time: Saturday,
8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $30.
772-287-4884.

2 Get your Bah! Humbug!
on. But only for a couple of
hours. The Lyric Theatre in Stuart
brings to the stage Sunday, Dec.
15, a full-length, contemporary
production of “A Christmas Car-
ol,” Charles Dickens’ Christmas
classic tale of second chances fea-
turing everyone’s favorite greedy,
selfish grouch, Ebenezer Scrooge.
This beautiful holiday lesson for

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MALTZ’S ‘EDWIN DROOD’: GREAT START ... AND A KILLER ENDING!

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
[email protected]

There’s still time to get out and vote! “The Mystery of Ed-
win Drood,” which will finish its run at the Maltz Jupiter
Theatre Dec. 19, is a musical comedy based on an unfin-
ished novel by Charles Dickens. It owns five Tony awards,
including Best Musical, and the audience decides the end-
ing and several other plot twists by voting.

Excuse me? What was that last part?
In a clever twist, the audience votes for a number of
things, including who killed Drood, if he were killed at all.
Director and choreographer Jennifer Werner said that she
and her cast have calculated 54 possible endings.
“Everyone is prepared,” she said. “We’re already hard at
work memorizing everything. It’s a challenge for the actors.
We have an (audience) show of hands and tally the votes.
There are a few twists and turns they vote on.”
The show takes place in a Victorian music hall in a “play
within a play.”
“The audience is part of it,” Werner said. “We’re embrac-
ing the breaking of the 4th wall (where actors speak direct-
ly to the audience). There are elements of English panto-
mime, and the best of English music hall tradition. The
book has some of Dickens’ darkest roots and we embrace
the drama and play up that something dastardly has hap-
pened around the holidays.”
Werner, who is currently supervising associate director
of “The Book of Mormon” worldwide, said that she loves di-
recting comedies and she loves the Maltz.
“I’ve been in theaters all over the United States and this is
a special place in the caliber of the actors and the support

S U N R I S E T H E A T R E The Best Entertainment on the Treasure Coast

UPCOMING SHOWS: DEC. & JAN.

rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: The National ballet theatre of The Righteous brothers Jack Hanna’s into the wild live
the Musical odessa presents: the nutcracker With bill medley & Bucky Heard Thursday, january 23rd @ 7PM
thursday, deceMBER 26th @ 7PM Saturday, January 11th @ 8pm
SunDAY, december 22ND @ 3PM A fascinating experience that
A fun holiday Classic a spectacular performance of a Classic soul pioneers brings wildlife to you
Reimagined on stage! traditional holiday classic

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COMING UP iday fare: Coming to the Kravis in West enlightening and surreal examination of praising Monheit for “her voice of phe-
Palm this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, imaginary lines, arbitrary passports and nomenal beauty.” According to Wikipe-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 it’s “17 Border Crossings,” a performance curious customs.” Time: 7:30 p.m. both dia, Monheit was raised on Long Island
by award-winning theater director, de- days. Tickets: $35. 561-832-7469. and comes by her considerable musical
young and old will be performed by the signer and performer Thaddeus Phillips, abilities naturally: Dad played banjo and
South Florida Dance Company and, ac- described by the Kravis as a “captivating Jane Monheit. guitar, mom sang and introduced her
cording to the Lyric promo, it will be “a contemplation of the perplexing ins-and- daughter to the music of such stellar vo-
must-see performance with powerful outs of our fragile rite of passage.” This 4 Ring in the season with Ella Fitz- calists as the great Ella Fitzgerald. Mon-
dancing, beautiful costumes, memorable unique production format is described gerald, as interpreted by jazz and heit began singing professionally while
sets and show-stopping effects.” (Remem- by thebroadstage.com: The audience will pop vocalist Jane Monheit, who’ll take still in high school, and released her first
ber all the moaning and chain clanking of join Phillips as he climbs aboard a Com- the stage this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. album, “Never Never Land,” at only 22.
Marley’s ghost? And that scary dude stand- munist-era train from Prague to Belgrade; 14-15, at the Kravis, performing “The After recording for five labels, Monheit
ing in the graveyard by Scrooge’s grave?) smuggles KFC out of Egypt; hides away in Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald.” The formed her own, Emerald City Records.
It’s always nice to be reminded, along with the wheel well of a transatlantic jet; and Kravis quotes the New York Times as Its first release was “The Songbook Ses-
Scrooge, that the only true treasure in life bolts across the border from Mexico to the sions,” an homage to Fitzgerald. For this
“is found in relationships we build and the U.S. in the dead of night. And these, says week’s performance, says the Kravis,
lives we touch.” Curtain: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Kravis promo, “are but a few of the Monheit and her long-time pianist Mi-
Tickets: $35. 772-286-7827. border crossings on the itinerary in this chael Kanan will “bring their signature
dazzling trip around the world.” Phillips sound to festive favorites and beyond.”
3 An absolutely intriguing departure uses only lighting, shadows, humor and Curtain: 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets:
from the usual light and joyful hol- his “magnetic charm, to weave a witty, start at $39. 561-832-7469. 

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Words on birds: Author ‘exposes’ Florida’s feathered fliers

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer trouble. We need to Juanita Baker. PHOTOS: KAILA JONES over on their way further south.
pay attention to our She used the Cornell Laboratory of Or-
Juanita Baker, Ph.D., is proof positive of birds.” and photography are pastimes that she
the old adage: “Birds of a feather flock to- and husband, Richard Baker, Ph.D., pres- nithology’s ‘All About Birds’ website as a
gether.” To best illustrate her avian affinity, All of the photo- ident of the Pelican Island Audubon Soci- resource for some of the scientific data.
she has compiled a captivating book that graphs in the book ety, enjoy doing together. The book includes information such as
captures the beauty of some of Florida’s are of Florida birds, the birds’ descriptions, their habits, adap-
finest feathered friends. with a heavy influence on those photo- In fact, the couple previously collabo- tations, diet, habitats and preferred nest-
graphed in Indian River County and its rated on “Reflections of Blue Cypress: Pho- ing grounds. The poetry, penned by Baker,
“Florida Birds Exposed” is a compilation immediate environs. tographs, History, and Poems of the Head- delves into the beauty and character of the
of ‘Bird Photo of the Month’ submissions “It’s a wonderful book as a result of all water Lake of the St. Johns River.” That birds.
to the Pelican Island Audubon Society 50 of the photographers’ efforts,” notes book pays homage to one of their favorite
from 2009 to 2019. Each is accompanied by Baker. places to explore. The commonly spotted anhingas and
poems and essays describing the unique Baker says that while she hadn’t initial- red-winged blackbirds, the elusive paint-
attributes of the featured birds. ly thought about writing a book, once she In “Florida Birds Exposed,” Baker delves ed bunting and reddish egrets, roseate
retired she had more time to devote to the into what makes Florida such an attractive spoonbills, Florida grasshopper sparrows,
The book evolved out of an Introduc- effort. As an added bonus, birdwatching location for the amazingly diverse vari- wild turkeys and common yellowthroats
tion to Birdwatching talk and field trip ety of birds that either call the state home are just some of the birds that soar through
Baker had given to the Indian River Pho- or visit as snowbirds during the winter the pages.
tography Club a decade ago. Considered months; whether staying or just stopping
by many to be the “mother hen” of birding In the foreword, Florida Park Services
photography in Indian River County, Bak- director Eric Draper notes that “birds ex-
er wanted a way to share her love of birds cite us and stir curiosity, adventure and
and photography with others – to promote companionship.”
the important role birds play in our lives,
as well as to demonstrate the sheer joy of “I hope people will appreciate this book
watching them. and let the birds inspire them to make
changes. I want them to see that these
Baker had taken birds are really special,” says Baker, who
the group to the Se- migrated to Florida from Illinois – by way
bastian Inlet early of Pakistan.
one morning during
low tide. After that “My husband Richard is a mosquito ge-
field trip, Baker neticist, and that has taken us around the
became inundat- world,” she explains. “During the Vietnam
ed with photos of War, the State Department got very inter-
birds, as the pho- ested in what diseases the troops could
tographers became contract and bring back to America. So,
more and more they wanted to set up five research centers
adept at captur- in tropical regions, and we ended up in Pa-
ing the fascinating kistan, where we lived for 13 years.”
creatures on film.
It didn’t take long Today, the couple is so comfortable
for a little birdie to whisper in her ear that living among their fine-feathered friends
a Florida Bird Photo of the Month was in that they built their own “nest” along the
order, with photos published in the PIAS Sebastian River in a home that is some-
newsletter the Peligram. what akin to a treehouse. Even the unique
PIAS headquarters on Oslo Road in Vero
“This book is important,” says Baker. Beach was made to look like a birdhouse.
“We have some really wonderful birds, and
everyone needs to know how precious our She points to their outdoor deck, where
birds are. What’s happening to the birds a painted bunting had just flown to one of
tells us what’s happening to us. If the birds their bird feeders, and half-jokingly says,
go, we will go, too. We’ll be in very deep “That’s my office.”

Baker says her fascination with feath-
ered creatures goes back much further,

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initially taking hold when she began col- Baker. “I’m a curious person by nature. My of the key studies that helped enlighten us
lecting birds’ nests as a young girl. mother was an artist and read philosophy. about human behavior were done on birds
She was quite a woman; she gave me the and rats. Behavior is what psychology is
“As a child, I wouldn’t sleep during nap art influence. I’ve loved art all my life.” about,” says Baker.
time at school. Instead, I’d lie there and lis-
ten to a cardinal sing. I can still remember; Her artistic interests are varied, but all Whether you’re a serious birdwatcher
it was so beautiful.” demonstrate her passions for travel, pho- [an observer interested in contributing
tography and the environment. Her paint- toward the collective bird knowledge] or a
Baker credits her soaring interest in ings are interspersed among numerous ar- twitcher [someone whose goal is to rack up
ornithology to the encouragement of an tifacts she has collected during extensive the number of rare birds they have seen],
eighth-grade science teacher. Later, while travels, and she is equally adept at writing “Florida Birds Exposed” is an invaluable
spending time in India during college, she prose and scientific literature. resource.
became a shutterbug, chronicling the peo-
ple and animals she encountered during A professor emeritus at Florida Institute Proceeds from book sales help support
her travels. of Technology, Baker holds a Ph.D. in clin- the Pelican Island Audubon Society. They
ical psychology and draws parallels be- can be purchased for $29.95 at the Audu-
She attributes her adventurous exploits tween birds and humans. bon House or online. For more information,
to her parents, who, she explains, allowed visit pelicanislandaudubon.org. 
her to fly freely – exploring nature. “When I was going through graduate
school, we learned about birds, and some
“I was so interested in the world,” says

AT LYRIC, NEXT STOP ‘MOTOWN AND BEYOND’

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer ences since 1996. Dressed in glitzy, glam- Sun Dome in Tampa Bay and on cruise
[email protected] orous costumes, the singers and dancers ships, including a “Motown Excursion”
bring the audience back to a time when sponsored by CBS Radio.They have shared
Berry Gordy started the record label costumes, distinct harmonies and cho- the stage with the O’Jays and the comedi-
Motown in 1959, but it is difficult to be- reography were as integral to the show an Sinbad, and maintain an exhausting
lieve that the Motown sound is 60 years as the music. The group brings to life the schedule of more than 400 shows a year.
old. The Sounds of Soul, which will return music of the Temptations, the Four Tops, For Robinson, it’s a privilege to entertain
to Stuart’s Lyric Theatre Jan. 15, celebrates Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, the the audiences. “When we do a meet-and-
Motown, but Marcus Robinson wants you Supremes, Tina Turner, Barry White and greet, they thank us for taking them back.
to know there’s more. so many more favorites. They may be in their 70s, but they said it
took them back to 18. One man said that
“That’s why we call it ‘Motown and Be- “It’s high-energy entertainment with his mind was telling him to dance but his
yond,’” he said. “We cover a vast variety of unexpected twists,” Robinson said. “We body was saying, ‘Slow down.’ It makes
things. We even do a Frank Sinatra song do have stops where we interact with the me feel good to contribute to taking them
or two, disco, funk and soul. We general- audience and connect with them. It takes back to something positive.”
ly start with Motown and we’re still Mo- people back to when they were in their
town-based.” teens or 20s. We bring unexpected twists, This is a show that’s perfect for all ages
because most people ignore ‘the Beyond’ and for anyone who just wants to feel
Robinson, whose late father, Johnny, (in the title). There are surprises. We do good. Remember, you heard it through
started the Sounds of Soul with Gerry Ca- ensemble pieces and duets; it depends the grapevine.
chia, said that Berry Gordy had a vision. on the lineup and the venue. Our general
premise is energy and we welcome people The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave.,
“He was looking for something differ- to dance.” Stuart, presents The Sounds of Soul: Mo-
ent, more urban and rhythmic,” Robinson town and Beyond, Jan. 15. Call 772-286-
said. “The way I look at it is a particular en- The Sounds of Soul has performed at 7827 or visit www.lyrictheatre.com. 
ergy different from the ‘sock hop’ music.” the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the

The group of six performers has been
bringing Motown and Beyond to audi-

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ENQUIRING MINDS WANTED TO KNOW ... SO HERE GOES

Some of you have been good enough to ask me one 14-week-old black cat, the last of the litter because
no one wanted a black cat. I picked him up, he curled
for updates on “My Take” stories I did in the last few on my shoulder and I said, “Mine.” I didn’t have a carry
box because I hadn’t come to adopt a cat (I can hear
months. I am taking a point of personal privilege to let those of you who are saying, “Sure you didn’t.”). Any-
way, Nicky is now at home. His formal name is Nicks
you know how things played out. so I have Stevie Nicks. What? I’m an entertainment re-
porter. You weren’t going to get Dow and Jones. He had
In the matter of the man who kicked me on the no shy time in the closet as many cats do. He took over
from the moment he came into the house and I am
SHELLEY plane, some justice was served, at reminded that babies and puppies and kittens survive
KOPPEL least for me. Harvey, and I’ll call because they’re so adorable.
him Harvey because it’s not his real
The last thing is not really an update but an obser-
MY TAKE name and it reminds me of an over- vation.
sized imaginary rabbit, was taking
The nurse who comes to see my mom started to
up too much space in my brain. A month after the inci- wish me “Happy Thanksgiving” and then stopped.
She looked embarrassed and then said, “Do Jewish
dent, I was still shaken, not only by his physical assault, people celebrate Thanksgiving?” It’s not easy to render
me speechless, but that did it. When did I stop being
but at the verbal abuse he heaped on me for bumping an American? I was cutting out construction paper
turkeys and singing “Over the river and through the
into him on the way to the restroom in the plane. Stevie and Nicks. woods …” before she was a twinkle in anyone’s eye.
I sat at the kiddie table with cousins for years before
The airline, which handled it well, was very kind, able to remind Harvey that the reality was that I still I graduated to clearing the table and then stuffing a
had the right to bring charges and was considering it. turkey. Thanksgiving is an American holiday. I also
and even sent me a $300 gift card for a future flight. The detective said Harvey calmed down a bit after that. celebrate July 4, Flag Day, Halloween and Take your
Favorite Reporter to Lunch Day (Editor, are you listen-
Still, I couldn’t seem to “let it go.” I had the police infor- Some people may not feel that Harvey got what was ing?). Could we please stop dividing ourselves into our
coming to him, but I got the best I could hope for with smallest component parts and celebrate what unites
mation, and I called the detective in charge of the case the situation I had. Traveling back and forth for court us? Just a thought and pass the stuffing. 
dates that would probably be changed was not appeal-
to find out if I could still file charges. It would mean ing or practical. What I wanted was for Harvey to know
that the little old lady he kicked and abused had some
going to Detroit, perhaps multiple times, and I didn’t kick of her own. I got that. End of story.

want to do it, but I wanted Harvey to know that actions I also wrote about the loss of my beloved cat, Boo.
A few weeks ago, I went to the vet to pick up the food I
have consequences and that Harvey’s fate was in my give to Stevie. The vet always has cats for adoption and
I sometimes play with them. (Hence, Stevie.) There was
hands.

The detective asked if I would be satisfied if he

called Harvey and told him that matters were still

pending. That would spare me the travels. A few days

later, I learned from the detective that he’d reached a

pretty upset Harvey, who thought this was all over. The

detective’s words were measured, but I got the feeling

Harvey was no more pleasant to him. He, however, was

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Fort Pierce’s ‘Sights and Sounds’ amazes and astounds!

Sunny Chapman and Isabella. BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent

Tonya and Preslee Corsege. Thousands of friends, families and visitors
flocked to downtown Fort Pierce last Saturday
PHOTOS: KERRY FIRTH to ring in the holiday season during the 31st
Annual Sights and Sounds Festival presented by
Main Street Fort Pierce, the City of Fort Pierce
and the Sunrise City Kiwanis. Over 100 volun-
teers worked tirelessly throughout the year to
make this festival the biggest and best the city
has ever seen.

Kids were delighted to see Santa arrive by
firetruck early in the afternoon and queued up
to get their photo taken and ask for special pres-
ents this Christmas. They were entertained for
hours at the free activity booths, bounce hous-
es, Lego brick building area, having their faces
painted, and enjoying special character ap-
pearances and performances by musicians and
dance groups. While the kids were playing, Mom
and Dad had the chance to shop for unique gifts
and crafts from a plethora of street vendors.

Huge crowds started to convene around 3
p.m. to get a curbside position for the spectac-
ular Christmas parade. Nearly 100 organiza-
tions and over 2,500 people participated in the
mile-long journey down 2nd Street and Indi-
an River Drive to the delight of the thousands
of spectators. Color guards, marching bands
and baton twirlers in sparling costumes broke
up the procession of classic cars, police cars,
firetrucks and utility vehicles all decked out in
Christmas décor. Floats in all shapes and sizes
featured holiday characters and local residents
shouting out holiday greetings and tossing out
candy canes and lollypops. At least 70 horses,
representing various 4-H and equestrian fa-
cilities, pranced down the street carrying their
costumed riders and pleasing youngsters in the
crowd who were close enough to hear the click-
clack of their hooves.

“We are thrilled at the turnout this year,” said
Michele Cavalcant, marketing manager of

Main Street Fort Pierce. “We estimate there
were between 12,000 and 15,000 attend-
ees. It’s so wonderful to see families
out enjoying the season and cheering

on those who put so much effort into the
parade. It was by all accounts a fabulous day
filled with laughter and smiles for everyone in
the family.”
The crowd erupted in cheers when Santa lit
the Christmas tree in the Marina Way round-
about. He somehow worked his magic to light
all the trees along the waterfront in Marina
Square at the same time. As revelers made their
way over to the square to enjoy the musical
light show featuring more than 100,000 lights
synchronized to Christmas carols, the spirit of
Christmas permeated the air. As couples strolled
hand in hand and families pushed strollers with
dogs in tow, the joy of Christmas was shared
freely with strangers along the way.
The magical Christmas light show, a must-see
for all residents and visitors alike, will be playing
nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Jan. 5, so be
sure to join in the merriment of the season in a
town that truly knows how to celebrate the hol-
idays. 

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“We have Los DPR – they’re going to be the end of the Spanish-American War. In 1917,
main event.” Los DPR is an Orlando rock Congress passed a law that granted Puerto
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rock ’n’ roll in a high-energy show. Also or after April 25, 1898.
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Bonzo bonds with new bud Benji, a peppy Papillon

Benji’s Mom, me an my assistant usually means a trip to the doctor
or the groomer, which are the op-
did so. Benji, however, took the posite of my favrite places. I know
they’re For My Own Good, but still.
Hi Dog Buddies! scenic route. At a gallop. He flew Anyway, the groomer just clips my
from the front door, shot down nails and gives me a dumb ol’ bath.
the hall, through living room and I’m pretty much a wash-and-wear
kinda pooch, so it’s not that bad.
kitchen, made a coupla loops, then
“Down here’s nice cuz I don’t
The minute I spotted the doormat at skidded to a stop. His Mom tossed hafta wear clothes or boots.
Mommy paper-trained me at first,
Benji Fulford’s apartment, I knew it was a ball down the hall a coupla times, AN took me outside every couple
hours, just to be on the safe side.
gonna be a fun innerview: it said “WOOF!” prompting Benji to sail after it, ex- Now I’m older (I’m gonna be 3 in
Feb-you-arry) so I Do My Duty
in great big letters. PAWsome! ecute a 4-point skid-turn, an zoom outside only. Here, If I hafta go, an
Mommy’s on the computer, I lick
There was lotsa barkin’ soon as we back. At one point, I noticed he her feet to remind her. In Canada,
I just stand in the hall an bark. Me
rang. When the door opened, Benji anna now had a yellow rubber chicken an Mommy leash walk around the
pond every evening. I have a BFF,
lady were right there to greet us, Benji in his mouth. Pippa, who lives across the street.
She’s a Papillon like me. When
uttering a few more barks, while peeping “Mayg yourselbbs add hobe,” he she comes over, we chase each other all
around the apartment.”
out from behind the lady’s legs. He’s an said, slinging the chicken around “What kinda food do you like?”
“I eat Orijen kibbles from CANNA-duh.
ex-treemly hansome, ex-treemly amiable with such enthusiasm I thought his An Mommy cooks me chicken, liver
an hamburger. I very much enjoy the
snowbirddog: a Papillon, brown an white, ears (or the chicken’s face) would occasional bok choy stem, which Mom-
my cuts in into teeny pieces. I am also
with a small, charming triangular face fly off. a fan of Arugula. An coconut flakes. An
cheese. For special treats, I get duh-lishus
decorated with a scattering of freckles, a “Don’t those amazing ears get liver-an-berry crisps. Wouldja like to try
one?”
tail that looks like a waterfall, and those kinda heavy?” They sounded tasty. “Don’t mind if I
do.”
amazin’ really long wavy ears that stick Benji petooied the chicken out. Benji. PHOTO: KAILA JONES They were tasty.
Post-snack, I asked, “Where do you
up, an then flow down like budderfly “You just hafta get used to ’em. sleep?”
“In the kitchen.”
wings. (I found out Papillon is French for When I was a puppy, before my “The kitchen?”
“Well, see, when I’m in Mommy’s room,
“budderfly.” Cool Kibbles, right?) ears got so fluffy, I looked sorta like baby fancy, champion ancestors. My Mommy I wake her up a lot when it isn’t the right
time. I’m not exactly sure why. But, in the
Soon as his Mom assured him that we Yoda. I was only 3 pounds when Mommy an Daddy have those long, weird kennel kitchen, I’m totally fine. I just curl up in
my cozy carrier with my Bunny Rabbit
were from The Newspaper and, thus, OK, first got me.” names but everybuddy calls ’em Quiz an and go to sleep.”
Heading home, I was thinkin’ about en-
Benji stepped forward. “WELL-come, Mr. “So, Benji, how DID you an your Mom Boss. Mommy has Japanese an Swedish ergetic liddle Benji, butterfly ears swing-
ing side to side, shaking the daylights out
Bonzo! I’m always cautious of you Big get together.” ancestors and Daddy has Russian an of his rubber chicken. An wonderin’ if I’d
have the nerve to try bok choy. Whatever
Dogs at first. No offense. This is my Mom- “Well, I was born near Mon-tree-ALL Polish.” it is. Or maybe ask about getting some of
those liver-an-berry crisps.
my, Jutta. Let’s go sit over by the couch, (which is inna big place called CAN- “Woof! So you’re some kinda Innerna-
Till next time,
OK?” NA-duh). I’m a purebred with a buncha of tional Dog of Mystery,” I said.
The Bonz
“Naw. Not me. I don’t do those fancy
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Weekend meals for kids are in the bag, thanks to Grace Packs

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent one noticed and word got out. Area media “We’re usually spending $10,000 a month every Tuesday to help us,” Klosterman said.
Of course, with a $10,000 a month gro-
It can be hard to believe, but there are started doing stories about the makeshift for food,” explained Klosterman.
children in St. Lucie County who look for- cery bill, financial donations are always
ward to Mondays, so they can eat enough anti-hunger project. Someone at Morning- In addition to individuals and local so- welcomed, too. Donations can be made at
again. Former educator Laura Klosterman, www.gracepacks.org.
director of Grace Packs, said no child should side Elementary School got in touch with cial-service organizations helping Grace
go hungry just because it’s the weekend. Hunger, sometimes, is closer than folks
Klosterman and Ferrick asking if they could Packs, it has received donations from busi- might think. Klosterman recently got a
“St. Lucie County, 21.3 percent of our phone call from a staff member at St. Lucie
kids are considered food insecure,” she expand to include some students at that nesses such as the Walmart Neighborhood West K-8 School. A student, the staff mem-
said. “That translates to 13,109 kids who do ber said, was food insecure.
not know where their next meals are com- school. Market in St. Lucie West.
ing from.” “She called and said, ‘Laura can we put
Things grew from there, Klosterman said. Klosterman retired from education early this child on immediately?,’” Klosterman
Grace Packs is a hunger-prevention pro- said. “Even in a quote unquote nice neigh-
gram that, as its name implies, gives school- Schools with needs contacted her about stu- in 2013 to dedicate herself full time to Grace borhood, you still have people struggling.
children meal packs to cover their week- Definitely hungry is all over this county.”
ends. “We purchase breakfast, lunch and dents as organizations such as the Knights Packs. But, the 30-year teacher isn’t draw-
dinner items and snacks,” Klosterman said. Grace Packs welcomes food requests for
of Columbus Council #13042 offered help. ing a salary. Neither is anybody else, she children from any employee at any school,
The not-for-profit uses space donated or the school district, including bus drivers,
by Sunlight Community Church to gather “All these people started helping,” Klos- said. Volunteers are always welcomed to teachers, janitors, principals and others.
and pack weekend meals for the children She said food-insecure children are often
who otherwise could go hungry. Kloster- terman said. “Then we were at Morningside just show up and pitch in. Klosterman said oddly lethargic.
man attends the church, but Grace Packs
is a standalone not-for-profit. It started af- Elementary. Then we were at three schools, normally volunteers are preparing the stu- “Some kids steal or hoard food in the caf-
ter Lisa Ferrick and Klosterman heard local eteria,” Klosterman said.
anti-hunger advocate Angee Walsh speak four schools.” dents’ packs Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.
about a similar program to help food-inse- Other signs of food insecurity, she ex-
cure children. Today, “we’ve just hit our 30th school that to about noon, then again on Wednesdays plained, are frequent requests for food from
other students and cafeteria works, or just
“I really felt God calling me to do the we’re serving,” Klosterman said. starting around 11 a.m. The packing is done plain honesty.
same thing,” Klosterman said. “Because I
was a teacher at Oak Hammock (K-8 School) She said on average, Grace Packs is now at the church, 477 SW Cashmere Blvd. in St. “They’ll tell their teacher or other import-
at the time, I thought I could start there. It ant person, ‘I’m hungry,’” said Klosterman.
was the coolest thing – I remember when I giving more than 500, approaching 600 at Lucie West.
heard Angee speaking I felt God say, ‘Laura To contact Grace Packs to nominate chil-
you can do this. I’ll help you.’” times, meal packs to St. Lucie County stu- “The best surprise for me has been seeing dren, donate, volunteer, or request a speaker,
email [email protected]
Klosterman found out she wasn’t the only dents weekly. community members use their God-given
one feeling divine inspiration to help ensure
children had food on the weekends. The caf- talents and ideas and
eteria manager at Oak Hammock did, too.
resources to join in this
“(Ferrick) felt that same call, so we start-
ed at Oak Hammock together,” Klosterman fight,” Klosterman said.
said. “That was in 2011.
“That has been the
“It started in a simple way. Teachers start-
ed donating to us, so we could feed a few best surprise. We can
kids we knew were hungry at Oak Ham-
mock.” all make a difference. It

During the 2011-2012 school year the doesn’t matter how old
volunteers gave children at the school al-
most 700 packs of weekend food. Some- we are.”

Packing volunteers

have been as young as

Local Girl Scouts recently pitched in to help pack weekend meals for 3. “We have a 94-year-
old woman who comes
St. Lucie County food-insecure students. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRACE PACKS

Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
in December 6, 2019 Edition 1 SOW 1 SITE
3 WORK 2 WEAR
5 ROUT 3 WALLSTREET
8 THAILAND 4 RENOWN
10 FANG 6 ORATORIO
11 EAR 7 TOGETHER
13 UBOAT 9 HABIT
14 TIGHTKNIT 12 OUTRAGEOUS
16 ATE 14 TANGIBLE
17 ICE 15 GENERATE
19 ENDEAVOUR 18 CUPID
21 GEESE 20 DEACON
22 PIN 22 PACT
24 BEAT 23 NEAT
25 ACCOLADE
26 EWER
27 ONUS
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ACROSS movie 44 Balsam or Douglas The Washington Post
94 Maître d’s word 46 Sultry Sommer
1 Crushed cooler 47 Calligraphy ruiner OPPOSITE ATTRACTION By Merl Reagle
4 Where things may go 98 Pen point 49 Israeli legislature
100 Cab or caboose 52 Record Temple Beth El Israel
swimmingly 101 Like brie or Neufchatel 54 Nest request?
7 Abstract beings (anagram of 102 Carport stain 55 “___ victory!” PRESENTS
104 Solver’s cry 56 Weapon for Bogie
EAT IN) 105 Periodic chart info: abbr. 58 It means “race” Rabbi & Comedian
12 B flat’s alter ego 107 Flag-thrower 60 Of a certain fraternal order
109 Early years 64 Comings and goings Bob Alper
18 Seeks the highest bidder 111 Coal vessel 65 What the saver’s savings did
21 Suborder of lizards 112 Staccato’s opposite 66 1979 Clayburgh-Reynolds
22 Has a hole in one’s mitt? 114 Metric measures, briefly
23 Rapid, in music 117 Hash (it out again) film
25 Please, to Klaus 119 Skilled type 68 Nova
26 Aliens, briefly 120 ___ Man in Havana
27 Propyl ending 122 CD followup? 70 Bach works, to Bach
28 House sitter? 123 Marcel Marceau’s everyman 74 Mr. Mickelson
29 Back-wall markings at a 124 Money of India 75 Approvals
127 Great score for a duffer 77 Of the dawn
lineup: abbr. 129 Peachy pact 79 Zero
30 Make soda water, e.g. 132 Mighty serious 80 Rejected, slangily
32 Fats Waller tune, “Your 133 Why the starlet’s brother 86 English elevators
87 Palm fruit
___ Too Big” became a movie producer? 89 Slippery little fellow
34 Good name for a tennis (5 wds.) 92 Peregrination
134 Player transactions 93 Danse Macabre, for one
player? 135 Gets hooked on? 95 Johnny Carson predecessor
36 Do a Consumer Reports job 136 Walked-on welcomer 96 “Now I see!”
38 Trigger puller 137 Regret 97 767 deviation
40 Intro to Na Na 99 Long scarf
42 Parks and Ponselle DOWN 103 Believer’s suffix
43 Mr. Lilly 1 Poe’s foot? 105 Brenner Pass locale
44 It keeps an eye on finance 2 D halved, minus 48 106 Like Cheech and Chong

cos. 3 On cloud nine characters
45 Pinocchio’s downfall 4 Third Reich architect 108 History-making deeds
48 Confident solver’s medium 5 Skating ratings: abbr. 110 Remarque or Segal
6 Essenes, e.g. 111 Drink noisily
50 Menace to mice 7 Newt’s friends? 113 Bizarre
51 Flora from Tucson 8 Football div. 115 Deficient in
53 Not licked yet 9 Giggle 116 Last letter
57 Trav. path 10 Castle or Cara 118 “I swear I use no ___ all”
59 Pitching power 11 Things of value
61 Max Schreck in Batman 12 Quickly, quickly (Hamlet)
13 Hair care lair 121 Bread types
Returns 14 Grain machine 123 Mayo-topped sandwiches
62 “Call ___ taxi!” 15 “You ___ here ...” 125 Beige
63 Not at home, to a Scot 16 Plays the superhero 126 Sermon addition
64 Kitchen meas. 17 Sum before tax is added 128 Longoria or Mendes
67 Prop ending 19 Ms. Lauder 130 Charley horse site
69 Wolf food? 20 Horse opera 131 Arms assn.
71 Unknown ordinal 24 Psych finish
72 Repetition 31 Ship direction
73 Causing leaks 32 Optional item
76 Blowouts 33 Ignoble knife
77 Actor Richard 35 A number’s homophone
78 Saver’s option 36 ___ room
79 Common sentence starter 37 In the style of
81 “Fancy that!” 39 Director Kazan
82 European capital 41 Make move, as Mickey
83 According to
84 Sit or stand ending
85 Tristan’s love
88 Jetsam in 1773
90 Take a loge
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A WRONG DOES NOT ALWAYS DO BADLY WEST NORTH EAST
A97 KJ53 864
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 8 10 5 2 9643
8753 A J 10 2 Q64
Thomas C. Haliburton, a Nova Scotian politician, judge and author who died in 1865, said, A J 10 7 6 82 K93
“When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.”
SOUTH
Some bridge players who get cross with partner are guilty, adopting the “offense is the best Q 10 2
defense” policy. In contrast, sometimes making the “wrong” bid or play does not cost. In AKQJ7
today’s deal, critique the auction. K9
Q54
South might have opened one no-trump; the heart suit was a plus value, but the black-suit
holdings were minuses. If he had, though, maybe three no-trump would have been the final Dealer: North; Vulnerable: North-South
contract. After West led the club jack (or seven), that would have gone down two.
The Bidding:
North might have responded two clubs, Reverse Drury, showing three-plus heart support
and a maximum pass. Then South would have insisted on game, reaching four hearts one SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
way or another. Pass Pass
1 Hearts Pass 2 Hearts Pass LEAD:
Finally, South was aggressive in going straight to game. Two no-trump would have been a 4 Hearts Pass Pass Pass 8 Hearts
better rebid, but North would have jumped to four hearts.

West did well to lead a trump. How should South have played?

He immediately cashed the diamond king and played his nine to dummy’s 10. However, East
took that trick and shifted to clubs for down one.

South would have done better first to try for a club ruff on the board: heart 10, club two. If
East rose with the king and returned a trump, South would have next led the club queen.
Here, that would have worked nicely. But if the defenders could have denuded dummy’s
trumps, the diamond finesse was still available.

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‘ARM’ YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE TO SWING MORE FREELY KEVIN’S
KURES

Very often you will hear a TV commen- of tension, by helping him stay more re- Assume your putting posture, with a good es your shoulders and
tator describe the golf swing of a great laxed and feel a sense of power and speed, amount of bend from your hips. Feel the chest to move slightly
player during a broadcast. The commen- which allows him to place the hands and arms hanging straight down. Add a slight laterally and then begin
tator will describe many different parts wrists in a more reactive state. amount of bend in both elbows. Apply an to turn and rotate nicely.
of the body and how they work and move, equal amount of pressure with your left Again, a great example
but very rarely will he ever mention how Let me give you some thoughts and hand against your right. Simply begin to of how the arm swing
beautifully these great players swing their “Kures” to help you get your arms swing- swing your arms back-and-forth, sim- prompts movement in By Kevin Perkins
arms. I don’t believe that these fine play- ing and moving: ulating an arm swing for a 30-foot putt. other parts of the body.
ers are given enough credit for how beau- Again, feel gravity pulling the arms down,
tifully and effortlessly they swing their 1. Walk to the putting green. Notice creating enough structure so the left hand 4. Feet-together drill. Strike balls with
arms. Their arms – and their ability to how freely your arms hang from your pressures equally against the right. Sense your feet together, ensuring both your
swing, move and extend them – help cre- shoulders and how the movement of how the arms swinging freely will prompt toes and heels touch one another. This
ate rhythm and free motion. your legs prompts your arms to swing a slight turning of your shoulders. is another great drill to prompt a healthy
back and forth freely, as a result of your amount of arm swing, and encourage an
The arm swing, I am afraid, is grossly natural walking motion. This will help 3. Two-arm swinging drill. This is an- easy, graceful shifting and turning of the
underemphasized by the golf instruction give you an insight on how the arms feel other great drill to feel how the arm swing body. While doing this drill, please re-
world. The arm swing is responsible for when they swing. Notice how heavy your will help prompt a turn and movement in member that the arms swing back, around
– or, at the very least, is a major contribu- arms are. They represent approximate- the shoulders. Simply hold your golf club and up. Don’t hesitate to create a much
tor to – the length and width of the swing ly 15 percent of your body weight. Also, with both palms facing down. Split your longer arm swing than normal.
arc. The arm swing also aids and enhanc- sense how gravity pulls your arms down hands apart, leaving approximately 2 1/2
es the shifting and turning of other parts and away from you and how rhythmical- feet of distance between your hands. As- In conclusion, swing your arms freely;
of the body, by providing a swinging and ly and beautifully they swing under the sume a golf posture and begin swinging remembering the old adage, “True control
whirling action. The arm swing will also control of gravity. your arms. The drill will allow you to feel comes in golf when the player surrenders
help the player achieve the proper level how the movement of your arms caus- to the swinging action.” 
2. Putting green. The putting green is
a great place to appreciate the arm swing.

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