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A6 A16 B5Beating bladder cancer
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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 42 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

HALF-CENT SALES TAX Humane Society
GETS OFFICE-SEEKERS’ slams inspection
ATTENTION AT FORUM report, motives

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Candidates for various offices Ground control BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
made another pitch for votes last [email protected]
week during the St. Lucie Coun- PHOTO: ANTHONY INSWASTY
ty Chamber’s candidate forum. In the weeks following unfavor-
Those vying for seats on the Coun- St. Lucie West Centennial players haul down Fort Pierce Central’s Mason Burritt during last Friday able media coverage of purported
ty Commission and in the State night’s showdown of rivals at South County Stadium in Port St. Lucie. Centennial won, 27-8.  shortfalls at the Humane Society of
House and Senate were among St. Lucie County, the organization
participants. has issued a scathing response,
one that apparently did not make
County Commission District 2 it to the county until a member
candidates include governor-ap- of the media sought comment re-
pointed Anthony Bonna, who has garding it.
been serving on the dais for the
last six months, and Democratic The Humane Society of St. Luc-
challenger Sean Mitchell. Com- ie County’s chairman of the board
mission District 4 is currently of directors, Mary Jean Navaretta,
represented by two-term Com- released a six-page response re-
missioner Frannie Hutchinson, butting the concerns raised in the
who faces Democratic challenger inspection report and questioning
Helen Henderson. the motives behind the inspec-
tion’s timing.
““This is not a debate. There will
not be a winner,” said moderator “The timing of the visit, three
and Chamber president Terissa and four days before the renewal
Aronson. of contracts with the City of Fort
Pierce and St. Lucie County re-
Instead, she explained, the spectively, evidences a deliberate
event was an opportunity for can- attempt by certain private individ-

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Lawnwood owner branches out with freestanding ERs SUMMER MARKET
A MIXED BAG FOR
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer LOCAL REALTORS

HCA, owner of Fort Pierce’s Lawnwood Regional BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Medical Center, is moving forward quickly with plans to [email protected]
build a freestanding emergency room in southern Indi-
an River County. Florida’s hot summer months
typically constitute the cold sea-
If completed – as soon as next summer, provided son for real estate sales.
permits are forthcoming – it could become the only
24/7 healthcare facility in the county other than the two But not always.
hospitals: Indian River Medical Center and Sebastian For Lang Realty, which concentrates on real estate in St. Lucie
River Medical Center. Currently no urgent care centers West, PGA Village, Verano and Tradition, the summer off-season
here offer round the clock care. was good. John Falkenhager, manager at Lang, said sales were up
16 percent in September alone, the previous quarter – those pes-
The facility also marks the entry of

The freestanding ER at Darwin Square in Port St. Lucie. PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT CONTINUED ON PAGE A13 CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

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didates to introduce themselves and answer A crowd gathers at Port St. Lucie City Hall’s Council Chambers last Thursday to listen to local candidates discuss issues ahead of next month’s elections. PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT
three questions.
Hutchinson noted that she has been sup- said. For her, fiscal responsibility is the Matt Theobald, for State House Dist. 83, also
Commission candidate questions con- portive of asking the voters to decide the top priority: ensuring the county’s ability participated.
cerned what they believe to be the coun- matter. She also pointed out that the half- to provide services without burdening the
ty’s most pressing issue, expansion of cent sales tax increase would be in effect citizenry. In the cases of Haagenson and Johnson,
utilities and trash collection, and the half- for 10 years, could be used only for vetted the candidates were given time to introduce
cent sales tax. projects, and each municipality would have Bonna agreed with his challenger that themselves. No questions were posed to
a website that residents can consult to mon- providing a skilled workforce and job op- them since their counterparts were not in
All four running for County Commission itor the numerous projects’ progress. portunities for that workforce are important attendance to also weigh in.
support the half-cent sales tax initiative. Vot- matters. He said St. Lucie County has striven
ers will decide in November whether or not Each of the four County Commission to become business-friendly. Harrell and Levy, who are both seeking
to raise the sales tax by a half-percent, mak- candidates agreed that the environment and to election to the state senate, fielded ques-
ing the sales tax rate 7 percent. The initiative jobs were two top priorities. Other candidates who attended and par- tions centered around home rule – the abil-
would last 10 years and cannot be extended ticipated in the candidate forum included ity of local governments to create their own
without another vote from residents. Henderson told the audience that all the Nicole Haagenson, for State House Dist. 54 laws separate from the state.
various issues facing the county are inter- opposing incumbent Erin Grall, who did
“I’m an ambassador for it,” Bonna told connected. “As an educator, I stress the big not attend; and Delores Hogan Johnson, Both voiced support for home rule,
the audience, even though he is the “anti-tax picture (to students).” She said the county for State House Dist. 84 opposing candidate though Harrell noted that there are times
guy.” He said tourists would contribute an needs to work collaboratively with others to Mark Gotz, who did not attend. when state law should supersede. Harrell
estimated 23 percent of the collected funds, achieve the best outcomes. said issues that are of a statewide nature and
helping to offset the citizens’ burden. Gayle Harrell and Dr. Robert Levy, for need consistency should be left to the state.
“Every issue is pressing,” Hutchinson State Sen. Dist. 25, and Toby Overdorf and
Mitchell also said he fully supports the CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
ballot question, noting that – unlike the
2016 attempt – the various government
bodies have done well to come up with a
list of shovel-ready projects to be funded
with the revenues. The sunset provision
and citizen oversight committees helped
persuade him to get on board.

Fellow Democrat challenger Henderson
said the sales tax would help address issues
without fully burdening taxpayers.

“I absolutely support it,” she said, adding
that all residents would benefit.

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HUMANE SOCIETY ‘THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY RESPONDS’

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uals to purposely interfere with contractual “Recent misinformation “inspection,” a discussion of finan- to negotiate in good faith and
relationships and exacerbates rather than and unfair media coverage cial issues, the jurisdictions’ failure to fair dealing.
ameliorates a situation brought on in large have tarnished our image. adequately compensate us for services
part to the inadequate compensation for The affront to our staff and rendered, and Fort Pierce staff’s failure It also discusses misin-
services that these jurisdictions pay,” she volunteers compromises our formation and unjustified
wrote. collective efforts to care for Still, temperatures inside the building complaints. We conclude our
the unwanted, neglected and were reported as being around 90 degrees, response with a plea to move
The City of Port St. Lucie’s contract with discarded animals brought to with fans running. forward productively together.
the Humane Society is not due for renewal us. We cannot and will not al-
until next September. low our efforts to be so grossly Navaretta raised issues with the lack of Help us continue to fulfill
maligned. The onslaught funding from local municipalities as to our mission. We and the ani-
For its part, the county has taken issue of attacks on our facilities why the Humane Society is operating the mals welcome your donations
with Navaretta’s decision to release a re- requires a comprehensive response. A way it is. Staffing has been cut. Salaries and support.”
sponse to the media instead of sending it to copy of that response is attached. That have not been increased. Staffers do not
the county, as well as with the Humane So- response includes the facts behind the get benefits. A veterinarian is there only a Mary Jean Navaretta
ciety’s lack of participation in commission couple days a week. Chairman, Board of Directors
discussions. dia coverage have tarnished our image,” Humane Society of St. Lucie County 
reads the opening line of the response’s syn- An analysis of the two Humane Society
“The County understands Ms. Navaretta’s opsis penned by Navaretta. facilities, according to Navaretta, showed she continued. “Adequate compensation for
concerns and frustrations,” wrote Commu- an operating cost of $445,000 over a sev- services, not political posturing and ‘finger
nications Director Erick Gill in a statement She released a six-page response, which en-month period, from Oct. 1, 2017, through pointing,’ is needed.”
released to the media. “However, no repre- characterized the inspection as more of an April 30, 2018.
sentative from the Humane Society [chose] attack on the facility. As evidence, Navaret- Gill said the county is in the process of
to speak [at] the informal meeting or the reg- ta pointed to the time of day of the inspec- In that time, the governments paid nearly scheduling a joint meeting or workshop with
ular County Commission meeting where the tion and the sheer number of people in at- $299,000 – leaving more than $146,000 for the municipalities and the Humane Society
Board discussed the County’s concerns with tendance. the Humane Society to cover via fundraising to address the financial issues. He said they
the Humane Society contract.” and its thrift store. would expect to discuss ways to lower cost
“The animals are fed at 11:00 and thus the and/or raise additional revenue “to contin-
As a result of the inspection in Septem- time chosen by the ‘visitors’ is the precise “The Humane Society has repeatedly ue this relationship, which has been in place
ber and the subsequent discussions among time that the animals’ meals would likely be brought its operational deficit to the atten- for more than 30 years.”
the County Commission and Fort Pierce processed, a fact known to the former vol- tion of the governmental entities,” Navaretta
City Council, separately, both governments unteers accompanying the committee,” the wrote. “To bridge the gap between the costs Both the Humane Society of St. Lucie
opted to renew on a month-to-month ba- response reads. “Ordinarily, it is after lunch of services provided to the City’s and Coun- County and the county itself agree on one
sis a contract with the Humane Society to that the rounds and cleaning of the kennels ty’s animals and contractual income, the point – the care and treatment of the ani-
continue providing housing and care for would be performed, a fact not evidenced Humane Society embarked upon new fund- mals at the Humane Society is paramount.
Animal Control. in the reporting. The kennels do not have raisers, such as Paws in the Park and the Putt
individual attendants that monitor each for Paws Golf Classic and initiated capital “The Number One priority for the Coun-
“This was done so after county staff animal’s excretory cycles. Common sense campaign efforts. ty is the safety and welfare of the animals,”
completed a throughout review of the Hu- dictates that at various times evidence of Gill wrote. “We hope by having an hon-
mane Society’s finances and found that canine bodily functions will be present in “While the Humane Society has stepped est, open discussion will all of the par-
the non-profit organization had been defi- individual kennels.” up to serve the animals entrusted to it, the ties involved – we can come to resolution
cit budgeting for the past few years,” Gill jurisdictions have repeatedly failed to suffi- that protects the animals and is the most
wrote. “County Commissioners and staff As for the heat in the facility and lack of air ciently pay for the actual services provided,” cost-effective solution for taxpayers.”
have concerns about the Humane Soci- conditioning, the Humane Society pointed
ety’s finances as well as facility issues that to the professional architects who purposely “The Humane Society remains grateful
were discovered during an inspection of the engineered the building without A/C. to those who support its mission and are
Glades Cutoff facility.” willing to assist in performing that mission.
Those professionals “advised against the The animals are not helped by criticism
In September, an inspection was con- installation of air-conditioning since, in motivated by personal agenda. The Hu-
ducted at the Glades Cutoff facility, which their opinion, air conditioning is conducive mane Society Board is committed to use its
found the facility in need of some attention. to the spread of infection and disease,” the limited resources to provide for the animals
Among the concerns raised were issues of response states. “Fans are utilized to offset entrusted to the Humane Society. … We
staffing, cleanliness and heat. high temperatures.” ask the City and County to join us in rally-
ing behind those animals that rely on us to
The Humane Society took issue with plead their cause.” 
those concerns in its response.

“Recent misinformation and unfair me-



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HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF: HOW YOU CAN HELP CANDIDATES’ FORUM

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer The IRS also has a search tool They were asked specifically if local gov-
ernments should be allowed to craft their
[email protected] that users can tap into to deter- own rules regarding short-term rentals.
And, while both said they support local de-
From fallen trees and debris mine if the charity they plan to cision-making, Harrell said the state would
want to ensure certain standards are main-
to flooded homes and no elec- donate to is on the up and up. tained for public health and safety.

tricity, the cleanup from Hurri- If you come across a suspect “We don’t want crooks and criminals rip-
ping off homeowners,” she said.
cane Michael is just beginning “charity” or organization or per-
Overdorf and Theobald were asked about
for hard-hit residents. son, a report can be filed with the state’s impact on local budgets and what
they see as the most pressing of matters in
The needs are endless – but the National Center for Disaster the region.

support may be as well. Fraud. Both believe Florida has undermined lo-
cal governments’ abilities to fund their own
Neighbors are helping neigh- Would-be blood donors can budgets given unfunded state mandates.
Theobald said home rule should allow mu-
bors. Communities are rebuild- make appointments via the Red nicipalities to determine their own financ-
ing structure and taxes to make ends meet.
ing. And those who were spared Cross’s website – www.Red- Mandates from the state make that a diffi-
culty. “It’s unfortunate it has to be that way,”
the storm’s wrath – those of us Panama City after Hurricane Michael hit. CrossBlood.org – or its app, or he said.
here on the Treasure Coast – by calling 1-800-733-2767. One-
can help. EPA PHOTO Blood – www.OneBlood.org – is Overdorf touted his biology background
when asked what the biggest challenge is for
Perhaps two of the easiest ways to lend a hand is to donate another resource for blood donations. the area. Both he and Theobald agreed the
answer was the river’s health, or lack thereof.
financially to well-known and established nonprofits including Those who wish to make a more direct impact can contact Sa-
“We have a loud voice here in Martin and
the American Red Cross and World Hope International, or do- maritan’s Purse and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, St. Lucie County,” Overdorf said. “We need
to finish the job” – get the nutrients out of
nate blood. both of which are collecting donations and seeking volunteers to the water and send the water south.

Michael was a Category 4 storm that struck the Florida pan- go to affected areas. Voters will decide these races and numer-
ous ballot amendments on Nov. 6. 
handle Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm moved quickly and left Samaritan’s Purse – www.SamaritansPurse.org – is looking

residents with little time to either prepare or evacuate. As of press for volunteers to help deliver aid as well as assist homeowners in

time, the official death toll from the storm was 17. rebuilding. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida – www.

Not only were parts of Florida damaged, but Georgia, North FeedHopeNow.org – is also mobilizing volunteers for packing

Carolina and South Carolina felt the storm’s impact. The Caroli- food boxes to be sent to hurricane victims.

nas are still recovering from Hurricane Florence, which struck in Save the Children – www.SaveTheChildren.org – is taking up

September. collections that will be sent to the affect region. Such items need-

Anyone planning on making financial donations is encour- ed include hygiene items, portable cribs, baby wipes, and toys.

aged to first check the Charity Navigator – www.CharityNaviga- As you’re out shopping, keep an eye out for collection bins for

tor.org. The website provides information and ratings on various supplies and consider adding a donation to your checkout if the

charities and organizations that deliver aid. store is participating in collections. 

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The Dignity Memorial professional provider network Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor
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working together to continue a large-
Our professional, experienced and dedicated scale study to help find local solutions prove water quality along our stretch of
staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to aid the health of the St. Lucie River.
to families at a difficult time in their lives. the North Fork and build on our other
• Funeral & burial services of all faiths & cultures The City Council recently unanimous-
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traditions, personal photographs to favorite allow scientists at Harbor Branch to lead
reading & songs the second phase of the city’s microbial to sewer conversion program, the East-
source tracking study. Harbor Branch
will work with the city for one year to ern Watershed Improvement Project
continue these important investiga-
tions into “the sources contributing to (EWIP) and the McCarty Ranch Water
the bacterial and nutrient impairment
of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River,” Storage Project.”
according to the contract.
The first phase of the study was a
“We are very excited to begin Phase II
of our research with the City of Port St. collaborative effort between the City of
Lucie, which will look closer at sources
of nutrients and bacteria pollution af- Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, the St.
fecting the North Fork of the St. Lucie
Estuary,” said Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., Lucie County Department of Health,
FAU Harbor Branch research professor.
Harbor Branch and the Florida Depart-
The St. Lucie River and Estuary are
critical resources for Florida’s Treasure ment of Environmental Protection. The
Coast and extremely important to its
economic and environmental well-be- first phase, which was completed in
ing. The city began this microbial track-
ing study in June 2016, after the Depart- April 2018, involved the collection and
ment of Health issued multiple health
advisories about the levels of microbial study of water samples at several tribu-
bacteria in the North Fork of the St. Lucie
River. taries of the North Fork of the St. Lucie

During its summer retreat, the City River over a two-year period.
Council stressed they want to use the
results from this second phase of the The results of the first phase con-
study to create local solutions.
firmed that elevated fecal indicator bac-
“We need good science to objectively
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES measure the health of our River, to di- teria concentrations occurred at many
rect our limited resources to where we
PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA can do the greatest good and to mea- sites in the North Fork. The greatest
sure our progress in a continuous loop.
Our ongoing partnership with a leading concentrations consistently occurred in
scientist, like Dr. LaPointe, and a pre-
eminent marine science institution, dense urbanized areas, including White
like FAU Harbor Branch, helps us meet
these needs and more,” said Port St. City Park and canals in the City of Port
Lucie Mayor Gregory J. Oravec.
St. Lucie, including Sagamore, Hogpen

Aycock at Tradition Slough, Veterans Memorial, Elkcam and
Life Celebration Center
Southbend/Horseshoe A-22. The study
Port St. Lucie
found that “there is a strong indication
772-618-2336
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Port St. Lucie utary and canal inputs.” At some sites,

772-878-0049 the data suggested that septic systems

Fernhill Memorial are likely contributing to the bacterial
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Aycock at Tradition
Aycock Funeral Home dicated that wastewater from nearby
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Life Celebration Center
communities and stormwater runoff
Fort Pierce SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
may be critical issues.
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SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
SW Hartwick Dr. SW Keating Dr. that showed higher levels of bacteria

SW Stony Creek Way SW Elsinore Dr. and other pollution. It also will study
Tradition Pkwy.
and monitor the interactions of septic

Tradition Pkwy. SW Stony Creek Way systems and surface water and will help

distinguish between nutrient sources,

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IN LOVING MEMORY JOAN KAROL ALBERS, 86 SONIA M. LOPEZ, 67
Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie
CASSANDRA J. KEITH, 71 opportunity to visit many places while she
Port St. Lucie was a travel agent. Cassandra will be dear- Joan Karol Albers, 86, of Port St. Lucie Sonia M. Lopez, 67, of Port St. Lucie
ly missed and remembered for her sense of passed away on Oct. 12 in Fort Pierce. Karol passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13. Sonia
Cassandra Jessica Keith, 71, passed away humor. was born in Englewood, N.J. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Benita Amaro
at home in Port St. Lucie on Oct. 5. She was and Jacobo Lopez. She loved painting, but
born in Capetown, South Africa, on Aug. 28, She was kind, thoughtful, and generous. She was a skilled artist in many mediums, her greatest love was her family.
1947. At the age of 15, Cassandra moved to She is survived by her sons, Scott Keith but especially loved working with ceramics.
Toronto, Canada, where she met her hus- and Brent (Kim) Keith; her daughter, Kel- Karol was a former member of the board for Sonia was the loving mother of Alejandro
band, Robert Keith. ly (Brett Hanson) Keith; her grandchildren, the HOA of Villas of Village Green, and the Viera (Yari), Gilberto Rios (Johaira), Moraima
Lana Keith and Michael Keith; and her sister, Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee. Ramos (Juan), Yaritza Monge (Oscar) and Fe-
High school sweethearts, they wed on Josette Cole. lix Monge; devoted daughter of Benita Ama-
June 1, 1968, and were married for 45 years She is preceded in death by her husband, Karol was preceded in death by her hus- ro and the late Jacobo Lopez; adored grand-
before Robert passed away in 2013. Robert Keith; her mother, Edith (Moses) band, Charles A. Albers; and her sister, Geral- mother of Joshua, Emely, Naomi, Ayleen,
Cole; and her father, Thomas Cole. dine Cruspy. She is survived by her daughter Michelle, Miguel, Melanie, Luis, Joseph, Ley-
Cassandra loved to travel and had the and son-in-law, Charlene and Darren Hago- lanie and Adrian; beloved sister of William
pian; and her sister-in-law, Sister Mary Noel Lopez, Nadia Lopez, and Luis Lopez.
Albers, SSND.

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SUMMER HOME SALES different summer experience, despite also golf courses. “The cycles go up and down in While existing home inventory is being
focusing efforts on PGA Village and Verano. real estate,” Cann said. She added that while snapped up, more and more units are in the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 she thinks the area might see a slowdown in process of being built. In Port St. Lucie alone,
Melinda Cann of Cann Realty said this sales, St. Lucie County won’t see a crash sim- building permits issued for both single- and
ky summer months – was up 12 percent. He summer was slower than last year. “I really ilar to the Great Recession in 2008. She said multi-family homes during the summer far
attributes the increased home sales not to a couldn’t tell you,” she said when asked why the area is still affordable, compared to other exceeded what was issued during the same
glut of inventory, but instead to the specter sales were down. There are fewer single-fam- communities in Florida. period last year.
of rising interest rates. ily homes and more condominium units,
and the first quarter of the year was very Falkenhager, of Lang, said that based on Numbers released by the City of Port St.
“Interest rates make a huge impact,” he strong. “It’s a different kind of buyer,” Cann this year’s sales, the company expects to be Lucie’s Building Department show that only
said, explaining that a quarter-point increase said of those who purchase homes in her tar- 20 percent over last year. He noted that many 15 building permits were issued between
could mean homebuyers spending an extra get area, which might account for fewer sales of those who come to Lang to buy a home are July 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, for multi-family
$30,000 over 30 years on a $250,000 home. over the summer. either relocating from outside the county or units. This year, that same period saw a mas-
are moving from within. Few sellers are leav- sive increase to 340 permits issued.
For homes in St. Lucie West, Tradition, She said her agency is the “800-pound ing the county. Question marks over interest
PGA Village and Verano, that amount could gorilla” in Verano and they plan to be for rates and shrinking home inventory have Single-family units also increased, though
be higher, given the average home price that the next seven to 10 years until the develop- created “a sense of urgency,” Falkenhager not by such a dramatic amount. Last year,
Lang Realty sells is $275,000. ment is built out. Thousands of homes have said, which helps to increase sales. there were 401 permits issued. This year, that
yet to be built, and plans call for three more number shot up to 528. 
Cann Realty, on the other hand, had a

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FREESTANDING ERs 2016. The company courted IRMC aggres- a privately-held company acquired by HCA mitment to advance care and access across
sively with the largest capital outlay prom- in late 2014. Along the Treasure Coast, there southeast Florida and work together for the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ised if they took over: $386 million over 10 are five CareNow clinics in south Fort Pierce, benefit of patients.”
years, plus an additional upfront payment of Port St. Lucie and Jensen Beach.
hospital giant HCA into the Indian River $75 million. While Cleveland Clinic Florida hasn’t
County market, giving it a toehold on a long Those clinics, as well as the freestand- built freestanding ER’s in Florida, it is about
stretch of central Florida coastline; currently The south Vero facility will be the first ing ERs and hospitals, are run from HCA’s to acquire one in its takeover of Martin
HCA has no presence between Fort Pierce freestanding ER affiliated with Lawnwood. East Florida division headquarters, known Health Systems, announced the day before
and Jacksonville. HCA’s other hospital in St. Lucie County, St. to Vero healthcare interests for its efforts to Vero’s approval of the IRMC deal. The Mar-
Lucie Medical Center, has a freestanding ER partner with Indian River Medical Center. tin Emergency Center at St. Lucie West was
Last fall, HCA made it to the final round 10 miles away in western Port St. Lucie. Built HCA was the only for-profit system among built in 2009.
in the bid to take over Indian River Medi- three years ago, the 11,000-square-foot fa- Vero’s four finalists.
cal Center. After entertaining Vero hospital cility at Darwin Square has a bay for ambu- While other healthcare systems are scaling
leaders at its Aventura and Coconut Grove lances, separate pediatric rooms, a lab, and “While we can’t predict the impact this back on freestanding ER construction, HCA’s
hospitals – Lawnwood was notably not on imaging and diagnostic equipment includ- will have on healthcare specifically to any president Sam Hazen – soon to become
the tour – HCA lost out to Cleveland Clinic in ing a 32-slice CT scan. one hospital or health system, the health- CEO, it was announced last month – pinned
a vote last January. The Cleveland takeover care landscape is changing everywhere,” its expansion to heavy volume in its hospital
has been approved by local hospital leaders In addition to freestanding ERs, HCA said Cleveland Clinic spokeswoman Heath- ERs, according to Modern Healthcare.
and is moving through government regula- owns the urgent care clinic brand, CareNow, er Phillips. “Our focus remains on our com-
tory hurdles in the months ahead. CONTINUED ON PAGE A14

Freestanding ERs have been a trend for Or just call for an
the past decade; one expert tallied 400 in 32 appointment.
states in 2016, and projected another 800 to
1600 in the future.

Costs at freestanding ERs are significantly
higher than urgent care centers because like
a hospital ER, they charge a facility fee as
well as fees for professional services. HCA’s
freestanding ERs are required by the federal
law known as EMTALA to accept all patients
with life-threatening emergencies regard-
less of ability to pay. Typically, though, such
off-site ERs tend to treat less severe condi-
tions and symptoms, more in line with what
an urgent care would treat.

The project got an initial green light last
Thursday from the Indian River County
Planning and Zoning Commission. “We’re
waiting for site plan approval and the build-
ing permit,” said Rick MacDonald, project
executive at Proctor Construction. “The site
plan department is looking at it right now,
and there have already been comments
sent to the civil engineer of things they
want corrected.”

The 11,000-square-foot, single-story fa-
cility is expected to take eight months to
build once permits are issued, according to
MacDonald. It will include an ambulance
bay, a CT scan, X-ray rooms, and a bariatric
treatment room.

Demolition has already begun on the site,
which is zoned for general commercial use
and is adjacent to the South Vero Square
shopping center anchored by a Publix. Ac-
cording to county records, two parcels total-
ing 1.29 acres were sold to Lawnwood in July
for a total of $1.99 million.

Last year, HCA Holdings announced a
broad expansion of its urgent-care and
free-standing emergency departments in
14 of its biggest markets, including Orlan-
do. HCA had a record capital budget that
year of $2.9 billion, and planned to open 19
new locations by the first part of this year.
With multiple HCA marketing personnel
not responding to 32963 inquiries, it’s not
clear whether the Vero project is tied to that
expansion, which was to have added 48 ur-
gent care clinics and 19 freestanding ERs
system-wide by the end of 2018.

HCA is the largest investor-owned health-
care company in the nation. It has 169 hos-
pitals and posted revenues of $41.5 billion in

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A ‘FIRST’ RATE PARTY! PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT FREESTANDING ERs

Michael Clase and Liz Bell dance during the Operation Thank You CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13
event for first responders, firefighters, police and EMTs held last
Saturday at the West St Lucie Elks Lodge. The shindig was part Freestanding ERs have generated consid-
of the lodge’s Community Awareness program. Above, St. Lucie erable controversy in the healthcare indus-
County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Rhodes accepts an award for try. Unlike urgent care centers, the nation’s
Dep. Jason Paquette.  400 freestanding ERs can charge hospi-
tal prices, and, according to one analysis,
patients with the same diagnosis can be
charged 10 times the fee they would pay at
an urgent care facility.

Contrary to HCA’s move in Indian River
County, freestanding ERs are typically go-
ing up in middle- to upper-income neigh-
borhoods where residents are more likely to
have commercial insurance – and providers
are more apt to be paid.

Though the freestanding ER will be af-
filiated with Lawnwood, it is not known
whether patients needing more intensive
treatment or overnight stays would be
taken exclusively to Lawnwood, a Level
II trauma center with a pediatric ER, or if
they could opt for Indian River Medical
Center, which is considerably closer, not
only for emergency transfer but for visiting
family members.

At HCA’s Port St. Lucie freestanding ER,
there is an arrangement with an ambulance
company to transport patients needing
more extensive care or an overnight stay to
the ER’s affiliated hospital, St. Lucie Medical
Center, and requests to go elsewhere may
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BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer ‘For many patients who siveness of the bladder cancer, and then
have a low-grade superficial No. 2 is the depth of penetration through
Bladder cancer, says the Mayo Clinic, tumor, we’ll just look in the the bladder wall.
“is one of the most common cancers,
affecting approximately 68,000 adults in bladder every three “Those two bits of information give us
the United States each year.” months to six much of the guidance as to what sort of
months therapeutic options we have. For many
Indeed, as Treasure Coast urologist to a year.’ patients who have a low-grade superficial
Dr. Carrington Mason puts it, “I have tumor, we’ll just look in the bladder every
seen more bladder cancer in the last five Dr. Carrington Mason. three months to six months to a year.”
months here than I did practicing in an
urban hospital in Dallas [Texas] probably PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Shockingly, Mason says there are even
in the last 15 years.” cases when your physician might treat
ment and those treatments are no walk in remove any abnormal-looking tissue. your bladder cancer by giving you tuber-
Orlando’s Florida Hospital adds that the park. “So, typically,” Mason continues, “what culosis – sort of.
the most jarring sign of bladder cancer
(technically called urothelial carcinoma As Mason puts it, “I always tell people we’ll do is we’ll look in the bladder, we’ll “If you have a more aggressive tumor,”
or transitional cell carcinoma) is hard to it’s not Disney World, but the ride’s a little identify a tumor, and then we go do an says Mason, “we may use … BCG [which
miss: blood in the urine. shorter.” outpatient procedure called a transure- is] an inactivated tuberculosis that cre-
thral resection of a bladder tumor, where, ates an immune response within the
That, along with anemia, high blood A type of rigid tube called a resecto- with the patient asleep, we go in and bladder so that the recurrence of tumor
pressure, frequent and painful urination, scope is placed into the bladder through scrape down the tumor and send it off to is significantly decreased.”
and persistent fatigue are among the the urethra (in men, that’s through the the pathologist. And we’re looking mainly
signs the American Cancer Society says penis). The resectoscope has a camera for two things. One is the level of aggres- Not scary enough? The Mayo Clin-
should send you scurrying to your phy- and a wire loop at its end and is used to ic adds “any remaining cancer may be
sician. treated by fulguration or burning the
base of the tumor while looking at it with
That’s actually a good thing in the eyes the cystoscope or by using a high-energy
of the Mayo Clinic. It says “about seven laser through the cystoscope.”
out of every 10 bladder cancers diag-
nosed start out at an early stage when And the root cause for all this scraping
bladder cancer is highly treatable.” and burning? Mason and the American
Cancer Society point the finger squarely
That said, Mayo points out that even at cigarette smoking.
early-stage bladder cancers frequently
recur so, typically, patients tend to need Even if the patient quit smoking years
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ease and – aside from death – the worst removed are the prostate and the seminal small, 6-inch segment of intestine is dis- anyone with any of the above symptoms
possible result from all those Marlboros vesicles, while in women it’s the uterus, connected from the intestinal segment. to immediately seek medical help.
might be needing a radical cystectomy or the ovaries and part of the vagina. And we attach the kidneys to this, and
the total removal of the bladder. then bring the end of it up to the skin Dr. Carrington Mason is with the In-
Moreover, when the bladder is re- where a bag will collect the urine on the dian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.
Surgery to remove the bladder (and moved, another way for urine to leave skin.” His office is at 3450 11th Court, Suite 303.
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in units and a wall of doors and windows that provides views 8737 TOMPSON POINT ROAD separate shower, spa tub and marble accents. It’s another place
of the gold course and water. There is a formal dining room, that brings that upscale resort feel home. The remaining bed-
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10-8 and could easily serve as a home office. Total square footage: 5,022
Linda MacCormack, agent for Lang Realty, said that this
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patio doors to the pool and spa. His-and-hers closets have Bathrooms: 3.5
ventilated wood shelving and the ensuite bath has dual sinks, Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile “This truly is a special property and has been meticulously
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Additional features: lake and golf views,
heated, in-ground screened pool, spa,
panel shutters, furniture negotiable, whole
house water treatment system, LED light-
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Community amenities: basketball, bil-
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The week of Oct. 8-12 saw an uptick of sales in the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate mar-
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The top sale of the week was the home at 7964 Saddlebrook Drive. First put on the market in
April for $799,999, the residence was sold on Oct. 10 for $615,000.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Cynthia Lynn O’Connell of OC Realty LLC.
Representing the purchaser was agent Cheryl Lynn Dempsey of the Keyes Company.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
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TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $615,000
$570,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7964 SADDLEBROOK DRIVE 4/1/2018 $799,999 10/10/2018 $358,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 17007 SW SAPRI WAY 3/15/2018 $599,000 10/8/2018 $292,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 814 SW SAINT JULIEN COURT 6/15/2018 $414,900 10/12/2018 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1275 SW BENT PINE COVE 10/21/2017 $320,000 10/10/2018 $225,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11001 SW DUNHILL COURT 8/15/2018 $239,900 10/11/2018 $223,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10412 SW STRATTON DRIVE 8/31/2018 $249,000 10/10/2018 $220,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 437 NW LISMORE LANE 3/2/2018 $229,000 10/9/2018 $184,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6138 NW WILD COTTON WAY 8/14/2018 $230,000 10/9/2018 $160,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 554 NW CORTINA LANE 8/27/2018 $185,900 10/9/2018 $157,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 579 NW CORTINA LANE 6/4/2018 $186,000 10/9/2018 $124,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8411 MULLIGAN CIRCLE #4722 9/1/2018 $165,000 10/12/2018
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17007 SW Sapri Way, Port Saint Lucie 814 SW Saint Julien Court, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 3/15/2018 Listing Date: 6/15/2018
Original Price: $599,000 Original Price: $414,900
Sold: 10/8/2018 Sold: 10/12/2018
Selling Price: $570,000 Selling Price: $358,000
Listing Agent: Melinda P Cann Listing Agent: Chris Miret

Selling Agent: Cann Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty of PSL

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Listing Date: 10/21/2017 Listing Date: 8/15/2018
Original Price: $320,000 Original Price: $239,900
Sold: 10/10/2018 Sold: 10/11/2018
Selling Price: $292,500 Selling Price: $235,000
Listing Agent: Jason Lisowy Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo

Selling Agent: Platinum Properties/The Keyes Co. Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

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community offers single-family homes will have multi-purpose rooms where first homebuyers who will move in Del
and villas designed for today’s Baby residents can play cards, hold meetings Webb Tradition over the next few months. the single-family plans, the community
Boomer. or listen to a presentation. Outside ame- The lifestyle director will be based out
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 a variety of activities and opportunities to get
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HALLOWEEN ART PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT
WALK IN FT. PIERCE
WILL BE A SCREAM Ricky Hughes, above, bassist for the Tom Jackson Band, belts out a tune at
the Port St. Lucie Civic Center last Friday night, part of the city’s monthly
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer free Friday Concert Series. At left, guitarist Steve Stabible and lead singer
Tom Jackson perform. 
1 Sounds like (artsy) fun. It’s
the special Halloween Art
Walk led by the artists of the Seri-
ously Mixed Media Gallery – Judy,
Allie, Janet, Gretchen and Sherry
– this Friday, Oct. 19, in Historic
Downtown Fort Pierce. Stroll to
your heart’s content, check out
the galleries at your leisure, chat
with artists, ask questions. Re-
freshments are involved as well.
No starving artists here. Start at
207 Orange Ave. Time: 5 p.m. to
8 p.m.

2 Jerome Allen Seinfeld (per-
haps you know him as
Jerry?), America’s virtually un-
disputed premier comedian, is
bringing his standup to the Kra-
vis in West Palm Beach this com-
ing Friday, Oct. 26. Seinfeld is
best known for playing himself in
the sitcom “Seinfeld,” which he
created and wrote with fellow co-
median Larry David and which
scored a stellar, award-winning
10-year run. By its fourth season,
it had become the most popular
and successful sitcom on Amer-
ican television. The final episode

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‘Made in Germany’: Vero Museum revels in Rubell collection

BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist ing art – specifically, cutting-edge works by Phoenix Art Museum, visited a reunified
Germany in preparation for that museum’s
The latest offering at Vero Beach Muse- emerging artists – in New York City in the 2006 exhibition, “Constructing New Berlin.”

um of Art fills three of its exhibition spac- 1960s. Since 1993 they It was also in the mid-1980s that the Ru-
bells turned their attention to collecting
es, the Stark Rotunda and the Holmes and have shared exhibitions German art. They began by purchasing
pieces from galleries in Cologne and Dus-
Titelman galleries, with an impressive show from their vast hold- seldorf, and later added a significant num-
ber of works by Leipzig artists to their trove
the likes of which has not been seen here ings with the public in after 1989, the year the Berlin Wall crum-
bled. Says Roberts, “The Rubells and I knew
before. a large building they a lot of the same artists and had a lot of the
same interests. I asked them if we could do
That is because “Made in Germany: Art own in Miami’s Wyn- the ‘Made in Germany’ exhibition that San
Antonio’s McNay Museum had presented
since 1980” was curated by VBMA wood business district. from their collection in 2016.”

director Brady Roberts Next year the couple will After receiving their assent to bring the
exhibition to Vero Beach, Roberts, evidently
from the famous move the collection from not wanting to offer exactly the same show
that Texas had enjoyed, proposed that “we
Rubell Family its present location to a change up the checklist a little bit.”

Collection of Mi- 2 ½-acre property just Conceivably amused by Roberts’ “ask for
an inch, take a yard” strategy, the Rubells
ami. Comprising a few miles away in Mi- responded by sending him images of all
500 German works in their collection from
mainly paintings – ami’s Allapattah District. which to select the Vero show. “They are
very generous people,” Roberts says.
several of them of am- Vero is not that far from
Upon entering the museum, the first
bitious size – photographic Miami, and many of glimpse of the show is an 8-foot-high
bronze figural sculpture that glitters like
print, and four sculptures, the exhibi- its art-loving resi-
CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
tion is a look at the art of Germany from dents have made

just before the fall of the Berlin wall to the pilgrimage

the first decade of the present cen- to see the Rubell

tury. Because it is on view through Collection in situ. After

Jan. 6, 2019, there is no excuse for Roberts moved to Vero to With so much to choose from in the Ru-
bell Collection, why specifically German
not catching this exhibition. assume the VBMA’s direc- art? In the mid-1980s Roberts, then a Bach-
elor of Arts candidate at the University of
When Roberts was chief cura- torship, the Rubells were Illinois, spent his final semester of study in
Vienna, Austria. He took that opportunity
tor at the Milwaukee Museum of not far from his mind. to travel in Europe, visiting Germany when
it was still a divided state. More than a doz-
Art, he worked with collectors “When I came here and en years later Roberts, then curator at the

Don and Mera Rubell to bring Thomas saw some holes in our
a portion of their 7,500-piece Schütte, exhibition schedule, I
collection to that institution. Grosse called them up,” he
The Rubells began collect- Geister says.
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Arles well that ends with me traveling to France

Did you hear about the tourist who

ended up in the police station in Monte

Carlo?

That’s what we in the news biz call

a teaser, because that’s next week’s

installment by your intrepid reporter.

This week, it’s Provence and getting

there.

It happened again. Those dedicated

TSA people at Palm Beach Internation-

SHELLEY al again flagged me
KOPPEL for special searching
because a particular

MY TAKE body part lit up the
screen. I am at a loss

to know what to do about it and I only

mention it because while a woman

almost old enough to stop taking off her

shoes is searched, who is going by?

I got to Paris after a flight that, in the PHOTOS: SHELLEY KOPPEL

words of the pilot, “had a bit of distur- CHURCH YARD IN AVIGNON.

bance.” When glasses have to be put on

the floor because they are flying around

the cabin, I can only applaud his sense would like to do. I decided to stroll
around Avignon, another city that lives
of irony. The woman next to me and I COBBLESTONE STREET IN ARLES. comfortably with its Roman past and
modern sensibilities. I walk around the
clung together, terrified. The trip is an center. Walking on cobblestones is like Place d’Horloge, an open space without
walking on sand and is a good workout. cars. The first vendor sells scarves and I
endurance test, with the payoff Paris. It’s an amazing city because wherever am a happy camper.
you turn, there is a Roman rampart
I am staying in the 12th arrondisse- ENTRYWAY IN ARLES. here and a Roman wall there. The piece So far, I have made several obser-
de resistance is the Arena, which holds vances about my trip and the French.
ment, or district, in an area called borrow a phone charger from him last 23,000 and still has bull fights. They’re not worth much, but I offer
year and lost a credit card. It’s nice to them anyway. The bath mat that I
Bercy, not far from the Gare du Lyon, feel you have a place that’s yours – my Europeans live comfortably with their brought with me and the hanging
“Cheers” in Avignon. antiquities, as if they were not built 2000 toiletry holder were great ideas. I still
which I will need tomorrow for the train years ago. You can follow the Van Gogh brought too many clothes and the
I had planned to take a day trip to trail, which I did last year, and see where French eat dessert for breakfast, lunch
to Avignon. I check into the hotel and Aix-en-Provence, but apparently you he painted some of his most famous and dinner and there is no shame to
can’t easily get there from here. I’ll go works, including “Starry Night.” I stop it. I want to know why statues of heads
go to take a shower. I have finally fig- to Arles the next day on the commuter at a café and they are playing American are called busts (any idea, dear editor?),
train and Nimes on Sunday. I get a 25 folk and rock. There are songs about love and I want to thank Mlle. Penzel, my
ured out why I find French bathrooms percent discount on my train ticket. and loss and I think it would be nice not French teacher. She despaired of me,
The young man asked me my age and to be there alone. but a lot of it got through.
so challenging. They are usually built I looked at him. He tactfully asked if I
were under 26 or over 60. I said “Yes.” Nimes will have to wait for me. I am This is the end of visiting old friends.
on the diagonal, which takes up less Such are difficult subjects negotiated. exhausted, and tomorrow I have a train Now it’s on to the new.
ride to Nice. Sometimes you have to
space. I am not built on the diagonal. I go to Arles on a simply gorgeous learn that you can’t do everything you Next week: Nice. 
day. Last year, I did not see it as much
I manage to bang into the hair dryer as I wanted. The local train takes 15
minutes and it is a walk to the town
twice, knocking it off the wall. They are

very nice not to charge me for it.

I write from the train to Avignon

and feel very sophisticated, writing

on the train from Paris like a foreign

correspondent. I am excited to return

to Avignon and to the Hotel Bristol. To

my surprise, Claude, behind the desk,

remembers me, although I did have to

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‘MADE IN GERMANY’ EXHIBIT Most of the artworks on display there are son Jason) by Thomas Ruff are objective: considered members of the Leipzig School, a
the creations of Berlin and Leipzig-based art- What you see is exactly what you see. contemporary art movement that, beginning
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 ists, he says. is the late 1970s, centered on artists taught or
Formalist works in the show include five studied at Leipzig’s Academy of Arts.
gold in the Stark Rotunda. Titled “Grösse “There are also different generations of architectonic paintings by David Schnell in
Geister (Big Ghost) #2,” it was created by art- artists on display. Some of them were chil- which the conventions of geometric per- The largest painting by Rauch on display
ist Thomas Schütte, who lives and works in dren when the wall came down, and have no spective exert a force more powerful than is “Vorführung (Presentation)” of 2006. The
Düsseldorf. memory of a divided Germany. Others lived gravity. There is a nod to art history in Albert nearly 10-foot-tall, 14-foot-wide painting is
their early adulthood in communist Germa- Oehler’s 2008 painting “Ice”; an exercise in notable for its steep top-left-to-lower-right
Roberts is quick to explain that the sculp- ny, which is very much part of their psycho- pop art overlaid with abstract expressionism. diagonal composition. In it, an oppressively
ture’s title does not refer to “things that go logical make up,” says Roberts. Homage is paid to German Expressionism pink sky appears behind a precarious ar-
bump in the night.” And, although the figure of 1920s Berlin in two paintings by Chris- rangement of human figures, a banquet ta-
has the flaccid form of a deflated Michelin Every artist in the show has a unique toph Ruckhäberle: “Big Fan” of 2006 and the ble and a house which appears on the verge
man, he says this “ghost” refers to the spiri- take on the times. Berliner Anselm Reyle’s compelling “Woman with Pearl Necklace” of of tumbling right off the bottom edge of the
tual nature of art. untitled mixed media on canvas work is an 2004. picture.
unapologetically decorative take on color
Heading into the Holmes Gallery, Roberts field painting (think Gene Davis in reflective And then there are four socio-political In this artist’s work, says Roberts, “the
notes that “there is a geography and a history acrylic foil). Three huge photo portraits of works, represented in imposing scale by Neo stage is set, you have a cast of characters and
in this show.” a dour-faced Rubell family (Mera, Don and Rauch. He, like Schnell and Ruckhäberle, are a dream-like set up.” 

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COMING UP THREE CHEERS FOR
LAKEVIEW TERRACE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 BAR AT ‘THE TRAIL’

aired in 1998. When the show ended, says PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT Nancy and Steve Huszar, sur-
Wikipedia, the Brooklyn-born comedian rounded by family members
returned to New York City and his come- Karyn Boyd, Andrew Huszar
dic roots, “to make a comeback with his and Heather Huszar, cut the
stand-up comedy rather than stay in L.A. ribbon to signal the official
and continue his acting career.” Seinfeld opening of the Lakeview
has been hailed “for his uncanny ability Terrace Bar & Grille at the St.
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relate to audiences everywhere,” says the Lucie West last Friday. The
show promo, and his broad repertoire St. Lucie County Chamber
includes such comedic genres as obser- of Commerce, Port St. Lucie
vational comedy, surreal humor, insult Mayor Gregory Oravec and
comedy, deadpan, satire, culture, politics, members of the community
everyday life, gender differences, cur- showed up to help celebrate
rent events and on and on and. He’s won the grand opening. 
a Primetime Emmy, two SAG awards, a
Golden Globe and an American Comedy Theatre this coming Tuesday, Oct. 23, and store where Leiber worked and Stoller was of them in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” including
Award, plus numerous noms. In 2005, says runs through Nov. 11. Yea! So here’s a little a customer. They discovered a mutual love “Hound Dog,” of course. Don’t miss this
Wikipedia, Comedy Central named Sein- jukebox trivia: When you hear “You ain’t of rhythm and blues and began writing to- hand-clappin,’ toe-tappin’ rock ’n’ roll re-
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dian of All Time,” and he was “ranked by think of? Of course! But did you know that eral more hits for The King including the Jack Viertel and Otis Sallid to showcase and
Forbes magazine the highest-paid come- the guys who penned that rock ’n’ roll clas- title songs for his films “Loving You,” “Jail- celebrate Leiber and Stoller’s work. BTW, a
dian for 2015, the second-highest paid in sic, legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and house Rock” “and “King Creole.” In the ear- production is currently playing Off-Broad-
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getting fresh air and exercise, and helping for parents and children
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for Pink. the area from St. Louis just a few years Schedule: Painting
back. 0-2 - 10:15 am Photo
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a nice workout and a bit of road
conversation. Hybrids and road “My first year down here in retirement
bikes are appropriate for that route. There was spending time in chemo and radiation
will be another ride for the whole family. (therapy),” she said. “I’m still going every
Chris Burrowes, owner of Cycle Werks, ex- three months for my checkups.”
plained that one.
She learned about Friends and Pink and
“This year we’re adding (the Family Fun immediately signed on to help. The organi-
Gravel Grinder),” he said. “It’s a sidewalk, zation has helped almost 325 people afford
off-road riding experience for kids and other treatments. One of them was a friend of
people.” It will be about five miles. Burrowes. “We had a good friend; she had
battle with breast cancer and got help from
The rides will kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap Friends in Pink,” he said.
up by about noon. (All riders must wear hel-
mets.) “Afterward, they’re going to have all Burrowes decided to pitch in to help in
kinds of fun events for children and fami- the fight against breast cancer.
lies,” Howard said.
“We know there’s a lot of breast cancer
“There’s going to be food, raffles, bounce foundations out there, and they do good
houses. All the proceeds go to Friends in work,” he said.
Pink that day.”
But, Burrowes said Friends in Pink is lo-
Sign-up is $30 for adults. Children and cal, so that’s the organization he chose to
youths ages 12 and younger are free. Ad- help. Oh, and his friend?
vance sign-up includes an event T-shirt.
“She’s doing great,” he said. “From what I
“We’re meeting at Cycle Werks,” Howard know, she’s full remission and doing good.”
said. “Everything is going to be in front of
the shop.” For more about Friends in Pink and the
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WE GOT THE BEADS! ‘ROCK AND GEM’ SHOW ON TAP

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent have demonstrations (of the) different said they were educators who wanted to PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY ROCK AND GEM CLUB
classes we teach.” help students. That’s why the show start-
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The 41st annual Handcrafted Jewelry, The club has an office at 6901 Heritage Goodrich said. “It’s always been at least and Gem Club, visit www.slcrockandgem.
Rock and Gem Show will be this Satur- Drive, Port St. Lucie. It hosts classes there. $1,200.” org. 
day and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, at the Martin “We have five sessions a year and they run
County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie High- eight weeks,” Robart said. The club has a committee at Indian
way, Stuart. The show will be 9 a.m. to 4 River State College that decides the an-
p.m. both days. Some of those classes are bead weaving, nual recipients. The club embargos the
“The club started with a group of rock wire wrapping, faceting, jewelry chain- names of the recipients, who can either
hounds and they wanted to share what maille, tabbing, enamelin, and glass fusion. be science or art students. “This year it’s
they were creating with the communi- an art student,” Goodrich said.
ty,” explained event co-organizer Debra “We have silversmithing classes,” Robart
Goodrich of the St. Lucie County Rock and said. “She’s the first in her family to attend
Gem Club. college. We’re pleased to be able to help
Marcia Robart, the show’s chairwoman, “That’s very popular. Casting. Metal im- her out.”
said most of the vendors are some of the pressions. Vacuum casting.”
club’s about 150 members. Chances to buy The club is a member of the South-
hand-worked jewelry and jewelry-quality To take classes, people have to join the east Federation Mineralogical Societies
rocks and gems isn’t the only thing that will club; cost: $40 a year. “The classes are ei- and the American Federation of Min-
be at the show. ther $35 or $65,” Robart said. eralogical Societies. Robart said mem-
“We have 18 vendors,” Robart said. “We bers are all ages, but the club seems to
What folks are learning in the classes, be particularly popular with folks in their
they’re selling at the show. “A lot of silver middle ages.
jewelry,” Robart said. “A lot of beads.”

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Bonz’s Irish eyes smile at Red, one funny puppy

his leash and did a few laps Brewer. THAT was exciting.
“To keep us siblings from
around the table.
missin’ each other an getting’
Hi Dog Buddies! “Oh! I know.” He petooied all droopy, we have a Face-
the leash. “We’re s’pose to do book page: me, Rafi, Clover,
that wag thingy. Right?” Reagan, Tiger, Malley, Penny,
Katie an our humans. We Keep
This week I innerviewed a totally joyful, “Yep, Red, you got it right. In Touch an we’re gonna try to
ackshully get together, too.”
frenly Irish Setter puppy, Red Simpson, The Wag-an-Sniff.”
“Pawsome Dog Biscuits!”
who’s full of fun an smiles. Even though After that, Red innerduced “One time, at the Dog Park,
I was sayin’ hello to this nice
he’s just a sprout, 10 months old, he’s 65 his Mom an Dad, Tim an Nel- human, an he asked Mom if
I could come visit him an his
pounds, an taller than me. He hasn’t quite va. Just like any frenly puppy frens. So we DID. They live in
a big house called a nursing
grown into his legs, but already runs like would, Red plopped himself home. It was great. They said,
‘Hey, there’s Red!’ I got to meet
one of those thoroughbred horses. He into my assistant’s lap for lotsa nice humans, an they
were really happy to see me,
still acts like a sprout, though. some snuggles, then jumped too. They were smilin’ an I
was smiling.’ I can’t wait to go
Red had sent me a woof-mail, inviting off and an resettled in his back.”
“Any special pals?”
me for a visit, an right away I knew it’d Dad’s lap, long legs dangling “Oh, woof, yes! My total best
fren is a liddle human, Kenzie, she’s my
be a fun innerview. He wrote, “My name an his Dad mostly hidden. cuzzin. She’s 5. She visited for her birth-
day an we had the Best Time. She READ
is Red, I bed you can’t guess why,” an in- “I get to talk about me, right to me. Mostly Garfield. He’s a Cat. I nev-
er met a real one. I did meet a landcrab
cluded a picksure of him with his litter Mr. Bonzo?” once. I barked an barked. But I didn’t
touch it. I mean, have you SEEN those
Mom: two bee-ooti-ful pooches, with the “Right, Red.” big, grabby things? They could bite my
nose off!
sunshine reflectin’ off their dazzlin’ red “Oh, goody. Can I start “My other human fren’s Sharina, she’s
my trainer. My pooch pals are Dillon, a
coats. now?” Yellow Lab; Apollo, a Catahoula; and my
Pooch BFF Abby, a Black Lab.”
Soon as we knocked, the door opened “Absolutely.” “Any special toys?”
He picked up a soggy yellow some-
an there he was, waggin’ and wigglin’ an “OK, so, guess what? I’m Red. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE thing. “Thith wub!”
Then he petooied it. It was a stuffed
jumpin.’ He had long feathery-fluffy tail duh-sended from a Movie Imogie. He left an returned carryin’ a
soggy white something else with boogly
an legs, anna red collar an leash. Looked Star.” eyes.
“Thith wubs by FABEbrud!”
like a movie star. “No Woof? Who?” CHAMP-yun, an he even won a special Petooey!
It was a big stuffed flea. I woof you not!
“Hi, Mr. Bonzo! It’s ME, RED! I’m SO “His ackshull name was Red Aye dog Oscar. Isn’t that so Cool Kibbles?” A stuffed flea with boogly eyes wearin’ a
T-shirt that said “Bite Me.”
ex-CITED! I kept running to the door Scraps, but everybody called him just “Totally! I gotta say, Red, you look like a I was laughin’ pretty much all the way
home, just thinkin’ about happy Red, the
all morning! Come’on in. I’m tryin’ to Scraps. He starred in that Walt Disney movie star yourself. Where are you from?” 65-pound lap puppy. An thinkin’ if I got a
statement T-shirt like his stuffed flea had,
ruh-member my MAN-ers.” movie ‘Big Red,’ 392 years ago in 1962. “Really, Mr. Bonzo? Thanks! I was mine’d probly read, “Where’s the Bread?”
Just sayin.’
While he was rememberin,’ he grabbed He played Big Red himSELF. He was a born in Alabama, there were eight of us.
Till next time,
Our pooch Dad was Guinness Big Irish,
The Bonz
he was really SOMEthin.’ Mom an Dad
DON’T BE SHY!
went up to look at all of us. We had dif- We are always looking for pets
with interesting stories. To set
ferent color ribbons to tell us apart. Mom
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COUNCIL ON AGING EVENTS PROMOTE HEALTH AND HELPING

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent and the council will kick off the annual Meals on Wheels program serves. Surplus Strickland said there are numerous
Be a Santa to a Senior. That kickoff will be gifts were given to seniors involved with needed and good holiday programs for
The holidays are coming up with all their 10 a.m. to noon at Butterfield’s Pharmacy, other Council on Aging programs. Strick- children, and she’s supportive of them. She
usually stresses. It’s a good time to think 1707 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. land said so far, businesses including Sea- added it’s important to remember the se-
about health – and others. coast Bank have donated 16 collection niors, too.
Craig said volunteers collect and wrap locations. She expects there’ll be more. Of
Two upcoming events will give people a donated gifts for seniors. Others drop them course, Butterfield’s is one collection site. “There’s really not anything out there for
chance to do both. off. “They put Christmas boxes in various The boxes will be covered in holiday wrap- seniors except this one,” Strickland said.
locations and collect Christmas gifts for ping paper with Be a Santa to a Senior on
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Council on Ag- our Meals on Wheels,” she said. them. They will have suggested gift items. There will be a couple of speakers and
ing of St. Lucie County is hosting a health refreshments at the Be a Santa for a Senior
fair. “The health fair is a great event,” said Patricia Strickland, owner of the Port St. “We try to get gifts that are functional for kickoff.
Mary Craig, senior outreach and service Lucie Home Instead office, said she was in- (seniors),” Strickland said.
director. spired to start the local Be a Santa to a Se- Nationally, Be a Santa to a Senior started
nior when she saw it done elsewhere. Many seniors, of course, are in downsiz- in 2003. It has raised more than 1.2 million
The fair will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ing mode, and therefore are not interested gifts that have been distributed to about
council’s senior center, 2501 SW Bayshore “I know that in working with seniors and in more trinkets to display. Strickland said 700,000 seniors.
Blvd, Port St. Lucie. There’ll be free health caring for them that the holidays are very Be a Santa to a Senior focuses on gifts such
screenings, giveaways, raffles and more; difficult for them,” she said. as socks and magnifying glasses. When the More about the Council on Aging of St.
and “light refreshments will be served.” presents are collected, students at St. Lucie Lucie programs is at www.coasl.com. 
The local program started about nine West K-8 School will be among the volun-
For many seniors, the greatest holiday years ago. “Last year we probably ended up teer gift-wrappers. “Your Full-Service
stress is feeling forgotten. People have a with 300 gifts for the seniors,” Strickland Salon”
chance to help ease that stress on Wednes- said. Which was more than the county’s
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1 Common Latin abbr. 95 “You said it, brother!” 56 Springsteen’s birthplace
4 Egyptian VIP’s first name 97 Reverberate twice
9 Lamprey 99 “What am ___ do?” 58 Chassis
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or Warren 101 Skater Sonja 61 Foreign: prefix
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27 Toe total 112 Silver money once used in 76 Atomic energy
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32 Wall, in Alsace 115 “___ you still here?” 80 Jacuzzi relatives
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DOWN 83 Conk out
Hunter: abbr. 1 Do a human thing 84 No serf, he
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48 Clothes: slang 10 Kovacs’s Adams 97 Sleigh controls
49 Stuck in ___ 11 Island garland 98 Fencing sword
51 Continue, as a subscription 12 ___ ed Euridice (Gluck 101 Nest, e.g.
52 Ticket receipt 102 Verve
53 Words on an Uncle Sam opera) 103 Twice CCLIII, plus one
13 Blake of Gunsmoke 105 Tic-___-toe
poster 14 President pro ___ 106 Super Bowling league?
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VISION REQUIRED FOR MIRROR DISTRIBUTION WEST NORTH EAST
Q 10 3 J9854 —
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist K Q 10 9 7 3 2 A6 85
J4 A32 Q 10 9 7 6
Jean Cocteau, a French novelist, playwright, artist and filmmaker who died in 1963, said, 2 J74 K Q 10 9 8
“Mirrors would do well to reflect a little more before sending back images.”
SOUTH
That is subtly clever. At the bridge table, hands with mirror distribution have the same AK762
number of cards in each of the four suits. For declarer, they are usually bad news because J4
there is no way to take a discard or score a ruff until the mirror is broken. K85
A63
In this week’s deal, South had to overcome not only mirror distribution but also a bad
trump break. How did he make four spades after West led the heart king? Dealer: West; Vulnerable: East-West

West almost led his singleton, but rightly decided that since he probably had a natural The Bidding:
trump trick, he did not need to work for a ruff.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
When the dummy came down, declarer noticed that the mirror distribution seemed 3 Spades 3 Hearts Pass Pass
to leave him with four unavoidable losers: one heart, one diamond and two clubs. Pass 4 Spades All Pass LEAD:
Then matters got worse. After winning the first trick with dummy’s heart ace, South K Hearts
led the spade jack (tempting East to cover if he had all three missing trumps) and was
unpleasantly surprised to see East throw a club (playing black on black).

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cashed the spade queen and, perforce, played a heart. Declarer discarded a diamond
from dummy and a club from hand. Then, on the next heart, he ruffed on the board and
pitched his last club. He crossruffed the last three tricks and lost only two hearts and one
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