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Expansion moves hospital
closer to its one-stop goal
Retiring firefighters Janet and Jim Rudd with their children Colton and Ciara, and Fire Chief Buddy Emerson. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent tions. They had hoped to diagnose
around 40 patients in their first
COUNTY’S FIREFIGHTING COUPLE CALLS IT A CAREER For the last year, Martin Health year, Scott Samples, MHS spokes-
System (MHS) has been expanding man says, and by their first-year
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer sides. Always on different shifts. The Rudds, along with other its Tradition Medical Center facili- anniversary this May, they had al-
[email protected] But now, those battles are over. retirees, were recognized during ty, which by the end of spring next ready seen 75 patients. The surgery
The county’s first husband-wife a Promotions and Retirement year will add about 90 ICU beds to
For the last two decades Jim firefighting team has retired. ceremony at the Fire District of- its main hospital building, as well CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
and Janet Rudd have battled fice. “This a team we’ve had here as a new outpatient center, retail
blazes for the St. Lucie County “It’s been a pleasure, a bless- for a while,” Fire Chief Buddy pharmacy and pediatrics wing. Tradition Medical Center. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Fire District. Sometimes side ing,” said Lt. Jim Rudd. “It’s
by side. Sometimes on opposite been the best.” CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 The expansion was inaugurated
last December, with the opening of
Life experiences inspire local author to tell tales a cutting-edge interventional labo-
ratory, designed to cater to a grow-
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Steve Tate sion with him, including ing demand for minimally invasive
[email protected] (bottom) with work for a sports fishing surgery. TAVR (or trans-aortic valve
comrades, 1968. magazine. replacement) is an innovative tech-
You never know where sto- nique for patients who are unable
ry ideas are going to come to have open-heart surgery. This
from. When I put out a call for minimally-invasive surgery uses
local writers, I got an email a catheter tube and fluoroscopy
from Steve Tate, who lives in to replace a heart valve through a
Fort Pierce. A friend had seen small incision in the groin.
the article in our paper and
sent it to him. While they aren’t yet offering the
surgery in their lab, Tradition Med-
Tate, who spent much of ical Center has been performing
his life in the construction diagnostics to determine patients’
industry, has always wanted ability to have the procedure done,
to write. “I came out of the egg writing, but not and the results of the program have
as the sole source of income,” he said. far exceeded the hospital’s expecta-
Tate did some writing about fishing, a pas- “I’m from Georgia, but CITY OFFICIALS PREPARED FOR
AN ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON
I was interested in salt
water fishing,” he said. “I
wrote ‘Fish Tales and Oth- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer ficials were prepared, ready for
[email protected] whatever the storm might have
er Lies’ and I’m the only brought.
Tropical Storm Emily came and
one to tell the truth.” The went about as quickly as a regular As of press time, there have
Florida summer thunderstorm, been just five named storms – and
book is about his fishing dumping a few inches of rain and no hurricanes. NOAA spokesman
rattling a few fronds from the Dennis Feltgen said the season is
trips around the world and palms, but no serious damage was running about a month ahead of
schedule, explaining that we typi-
PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE TATE it was self-published. done.
Still, Port St. Lucie city of- CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
“It was 2006 and it was
still before desktop publishing,” he said. “I had
to find someone to do what I couldn’t do. My
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IT JUST PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN FIREFIGHTER COUPLE Jim ran the fire hose, sending the spray
LEGOS TO up and over.
SHOW ... CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
He didn’t realize until later he was soak-
Taylor Prescott Emerson said before bringing the Rudds ing his wife – she didn’t know until later it
13, right, listens to up to be recognized. They each received a was her husband dousing her.
instructions from special badge noting their rank and years of
Marion Ross, facili- service. “If you don’t want to get wet, don’t be a
tator of the Robotic firefighter,” Janet quipped.
Lego Camp at the Both Jim and Janet wanted to work for
Oxbow Eco-Center the St. Lucie County Fire District – Lt. Jim Rudd’s final call out on the fire
earlier this week. but at the time, 29 years ago, there radio was June 29 after 29 years of service.
Above, Alexander was a nepotism rule in place. Jim
Fuss, 11, builds a was the first hired, which left Janet Firefighter Janet Rudd followed suit on
robotic Lego bumble still wishing to fulfill her dream. Sev- July 4, after 22 years.
bee. en years later, the rule was amend-
ed and she was allowed to join the “The call-outs are always a very senti-
force. mental time, with all of the stations and
chiefs sending back congratulations and
“When we were on the job, he best wishes; but for Jim and Janet, it was
was no different from the guy beside very bittersweet,” wrote the Fire District
me,” Janet said after the ceremony. in a description of the Rudds. “Their son,
Colton, began his career two years ago
They worked different shifts – he with the Fire District and Janet’s brother,
on A, she on B. Their time together Scott Miller, is in his 17th year. You could
was spent during C shift – when they say, it is a family affair.”
could both be home with their children.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
“Each of us knows our own role,” Jim
said of the few times the couple worked
the same scene. Janet agreed, adding that
many times their fellow firefighters didn’t
put two and two together until they real-
ized they shared the same last name.
“You’re tunnel-visioned on what you
have to do,” she said.
One fire they both worked will remain
in their memories a long time. They were
battling a building blaze. Jim was on one
side of the building, Janet on the other.
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GYM PUMPED TO HELP VETERANS FIREFIGHTER COUPLE
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Port St. Lucie Korean War veteran John Vitale arrives from an Honor Flight trip to Washington in May. Gold’s Gym in St. Lucie In the weeks following their retirement,
West has classes this weekend to raise money for the local Honor Flight hub. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HONOR FLIGHT the Rudds have been traveling with fami-
Gold’s Gym in St. Lucie West is saluting ly. “We’ve been so busy,” Janet Rudd said,
veterans this weekend. the nation. The Florida Department of has flown 2,320 World War II and Korean explaining they just returned from one
Veteran Affairs estimates there are about War veterans,” Sreenan said. trip. Another one is coming soon – a trip
“Who doesn’t want to help veterans in 79,000 World War veterans living in the to Alaska. And, they plan to spend New
our community?” said Alexis Carroll, re- state. The hub leases a plane four times a Year’s Eve in New York to see the ball drop
gional operations manager. year and takes about 80 veterans a flight. in Times Square.
The National World War II Museum The fall flights will be on Sept. 23 and
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the in New Orleans figures there are about Oct. 28. Each flight costs about $100,000. “We’re very blessed,” said Jim, noting
gym at 250 NW Peacock Blvd. will host Sa- 700,000 veterans from the war living to- Guardians, volunteers who stay with vet- that they are retiring with years left to live
lute to Service, a series of exercise classes day. It estimates 65,000 live in Florida, erans during the Washington, D.C. trips, and life left in those years.
that’ll raise money for Southeast Florida about 14,000 fewer than the state’s vet- pay their own ways.
Honor Flight. Participants — members of erans department figures. The museum “We have worked very hard” to do this,
the gym or not — are asked to donate $5 estimates that California has the second Gold’s Gym will also host a golf tour- he said – adding that sometimes they
for the fundraising classes. That money largest population of World War II veter- nament to raise money for Honor Flight. worked two jobs, which has allowed them
will help fly local World War II and Korean ans: 62,000. Texas follows, according to That’ll be on Aug. 26 at Abacoa Golf Club, to send their children to college and have
War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the museum, with 43,350. Florida, Cali- 105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter. the retirement lifestyle they wanted.
monuments, Arlington National Ceme- fornia and Texas are the only three states
tery and other related sites. with more than a million veterans. The Salute to Service classes will be “It’s an honor” to have the retirement
8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Friday. On Sat- badges and recognition, Janet Rudd said.
Kathy Sreenan, public affairs officer for The Honor Flight Network is a nation- urday, there’ll be a spin class at 9 a.m., “This one, right here, is definitely the
the local Honor Flight hub, said there are al program that started shortly after the followed by a strength-training class at cream of the crop.”
still plenty of WWII veterans on the Trea- World War II memorial opened. Local 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., there’ll be a Zumba
sure Coast to get to the National World chapters are called “hubs.” The hubs class. On Sunday, there’ll be a cycle fu- The Rudds said it is great the District is
War II Memorial at the National Mall and don’t charge veterans for the group plane sion class at 9 a.m. and another at 10 a.m. beginning to recognize the retirees, given
Memorial Parks. trips. so many new hires are joining the ranks –
The Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens new hires who don’t have the institutional
“We still, we can’t believe it, but we The local hub started up in 2008 and Gold’s Gym will also have Salute to Veter- knowledge and history.
still have World War II veterans who are does four flights a year. Last year it start- ans donation classes this weekend.
flying,” Sreenan said. “Their numbers are ed taking Korean War veterans to Wash- “This really is family,” Jim Rudd said.
getting fewer, but we still have them fly- ington. For more, visit www.goldsgymsouthflor- Janet added, retirees are “no longer the
ing with us and that’s fantastic.” ida.com. More about the local Honor Flight forgotten family members.”
“We have through May 2017, our hub hub is at www.honorflightsefl.org.
The surprise is that presently, the Chief Emerson, for the last couple
youngest World War II veterans are, or are years, has been bringing retirees back to
about to turn, 90. the District to bestow the special retire-
ment badge upon them. After the cere-
About 16 million served in the world- mony, he said the gesture is in keeping
wide war, and more than 400,000 died. with the District’s motto: “Our family
The Department of Veteran Affairs esti- serving yours.”
mated that the population of World War
II veterans dipped below a million some- He said retirees often turn out to fire
time in 2014 to 2015. scenes or come back to the District and
find the new hires don’t know who they
There’s no registry of WWII vets, so are. “I might know them,” he said. “But
knowing who or where they are is impos- the new guys don’t know.”
By recognizing the retirees, the Dis-
Demographers believe that about 400 trict is able to recapture the value of all its
to 500 World War II veterans die dai- members and instill a sense of history.
ly. That’s down from about 1,000 a day
around 2010, because of population de- There are a few dozen more retirees
cline. left to recognize, Chief Emerson said, ex-
plaining that many have scattered across
The VA believes there’ll be almost no the country in their retirement. Juggling
World War II veterans left by 2020. their schedules has proven a challenge.
Researchers generally agree that Flori- “We’ll continue until we’re done,” he
da has the largest population of them in said.
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HURRICANE SEASON Where to get hurricane prep info flood. Crews lowered the water levels in ca-
nals and ditches to make way for stormwa-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ter. Storm grates were inspected and cleared
cally don’t have five named storms until Aug. PORT ST. LUCIE: www.cityofpsl.com – Click “Hurricane Preparedness” in left rail
31. As for hurricane formations, “the average ST. LUCIE COUNTY: www.stlucieco.gov – Hover over “Living in St. Lucie County” She explained that Port St. Lucie’s Emer-
date for that to occur is Aug. 10,” he said. and click “Disaster Preparedness” in the right-hand column under “Health and Safety” gency Division works with Utilities, Parks
ALERT ST. LUCIE COUNTY: www.stlucieco.gov/alert – Sign up for any type of alert and Recreation, Public Works and other
Ahead of Tropical Storm Emily, Public you want from the County’s Emergency Command Center departments to assess the conditions and
Works project manager Christina Daigle determine what needs to be done. Under
perfect conditions, they implement a 5-day
said the city was bracing for a lot of rain. plan that consists of surveying buildings
and infrastructure, allowing staff to secure
Her main concern during the storm sea- storm wouldn’t – and didn’t – cause much in son begins to heat up, Feltgen said. The sea- their own properties, having staff begin se-
curing public buildings, and the like.
son is for drivers – too often people drive into the way of dangerous flooding. son’s peak runs mid-August through late
For Tropical Storm Emily, most of the
flooded roads and get caught in fast-moving “We’re fortunate on this one,” she said. October. The storms that form during these work had already been done as part of the
city’s preventative maintenance, Daigle said.
water or discover the road they thought was The next one could be a different matter late summer months, “those are the known
As for residents, Daigle encourages all to
there had washed away. altogether, though. “We’re in Florida; every- heavy-hitters,” Daigle said. The bulk of the review the city’s website for storm prep tips
– to know what they will do in the event of an
“People are not familiar with inland where is going to flood.” storms whose names have been retired evacuation order, to know what shelter they
might report to.
flooding,” Daigle said, adding that this latest This is the time when the Hurricane Sea- formed during this time period.
She also encourages residents to not wait
NOAA in May predicted 11 to 17 named until a named storm to trim their trees.
storms, five to nine of which would become Daigle said the city was concerned last
year that residents wouldn’t heed the warn-
Care in your home, hurricanes. Of those hurricanes, two to four ings tied to Hurricane Matthew. “A lot of
for seniors by seniors would be Category 3 or bigger. times, people become complacent,” she
said, explaining that the last time the area
“It’s here and we’re looking at the future,” got hit with hurricanes was the 2004 and
Daigle said of the storm season, noting that 2005 seasons. A lot of time had passed and
many new people moved into the city since
this is when residents and business owners then. “The city was on point” with commu-
nication, said Daigle. Because of that, she
companionship transportation light housekeeping need to review their storm readiness plans said, residents were moved to action and
meal preparation .....and much, much more! and craft back-up plans in the event condi-
Those with elderly family members, pets
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License 231852 Call us at 772-492-8381 storm comes through, she said.
visit us at www.seniorcareverobeach.com Last year’s Hurricane Matthew was a good
exercise of Port St. Lucie’s storm action plan,
according to Daigle. Crews set up barricades
and cones in pre-staged areas known to
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IN LOVING MEMORY
JEFFREY D. WILSON, 61 his wife and his family. He loved being a Treasure Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie firefighter and enjoyed life. Has Grown to Become
Jeffrey D. Wilson, 61, of Port St. Lucie Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Treasure Health!
passed away July 19. Born in Huntington, Linda K. Hill; son, Timothy Hill of Brook-
West Virginia, he was a resident of Port St. park, Ohio; daughters, Bonnie Lee of Nor- Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
Lucie for several years. ton, Ohio, and Elizabeth Thiers of Port St. we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
John, Fla.; grandson, Justin; great-grand-
Prior to retirement, he was a group man- daughter, Leah; and brother, James “Jim” palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
ager for a cruise line. Hill of Diamondhead, Mass. better meet the needs of our community.
He is survived by a sister, Gina Gillen, and ALEC SHANE LaBOY, 31
many friends. Jeffrey was predeceased by Port St. Lucie
his husband, Michael James, in May 2017.
Alec Shane LaBoy, 31, of Port St. Lucie
JOHN KENNETH HILL, 78 passed away July 23. He was born in Oceans-
Port St. Lucie ide, N.Y., and had been a resident of Port St.
John Kenneth “Bud” Hill, 78, of Port St.
Lucie passed away July 28. He moved to Port He was employed as an assembler for a
St. Lucie in 1991, coming from Parma, Ohio. manufacturing company.
Bud was a retired firefighter from Ohio He is survived by his mother, Lorna LaBoy,
and a member of the Firefighters Associ- and father, Andrew LaBoy.
ation. He loved his Savior. Bud also loved
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at first Minority Business Expo INFLUENCE
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent entrepreneur events in Florida and Courtney Paige makes a
other states. She increasingly noticed creative image with a glass
The inaugural Treasure Coast Mi- in recent years that she didn’t know sphere in Tradition Town
nority Business Expo is all about small who many of the area’s black business Square for an assignment
business, coordinator Angela Brazell owners were. for her photography class
said. with Florida Virtual Schools.
“I did some research and found out
“We’re positioning it as a small busi- there are about 3,000 black-owned PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ness expo,” she said, adding “anybody businesses in St. Lucie, Indian River
who’s a business owner is welcome to and Martin counties,” Brazell said. TRADITION MEDICAL CENTER operational, they will begin converting their
attend the life and business classes.” old ICU wing into a pediatrics center. That
She got the idea about doing the CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 should be complete by the end of spring next
The expo will be next Friday and Sat- Treasure Coast Minority Business year. Another part of the expansion will be
urday, Aug. 11-12, at the Havert L. Fenn Expo. “I met with the City of Fort is being offered at the Martin Medical Center adding new facilities in an adjoining Health
Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Pierce and told them my aspirations in Stuart, MHS’ flagship facility, founded in Park. Already, TMC has been leasing space in
The Hispanic Professional Network of and dreams of doing a minority busi- 1939. Health Park 1, where they house a number
the Treasure Coast, City of Fort Pierce ness expo,” she said. of physicians offices, and by the end of the
and All About Business Building are Samples adds that as the TAVR procedure year, Health Park 2 will offer even more spe-
co-sponsoring the event. The city got a grant from Visit Flori- has become popular, surgeons are beginning cialized services, including a new outpatient
da to put on the event. to use it with wider application.“[TAVR] was center as well as a retail pharmacy.
There will be up to 100 local small created for people who were too ill to un-
businesses displaying at the expo. It’ll “I called some life and business dergo traditional open-heart surgery, and Over nearly 80 years, MHS have grown
also have breakout sessions with life coaches to see if they’d come,” Brazell they started to see more and more results to a staff of about 120. These highly trained
and business coaches from as far away said. that have demonstrated the value of it. So physicians cover a wide gamut of special-
as California. now we’re looking into being able to use the ties, from gastroenterology to pulmonology,
She said many were eager to. As the technique for patients who are a little bit less adult primary care, and pediatric services. In
“It’s free and open to anybody who’s planning gained momentum, oth- sick, who still need that valve replacement.” addition to their staff, they collaborate with
a business owner,” Brazell said. ers approached Brazell, including the Other minimally invasive heart surgeries over 400 affiliates throughout the Treasure
Hispanic Professional Network of the have started to become the national trend Coast, who have access to the facilities. Since
She said at least 13 presenters are Treasure Coast. Co-founder Lourdes as well, such as Mitral Valve Replacement. opening in December 2013, Tradition Medi-
lined up who’ll talk about using social Campos said small businesses realize As the popularity grows, Samples predicts cal Center has responded to a demonstrable
media to expand business and much that they’re bound together in entre- their interventional lab will aim to match the need for better medical access in the Tradi-
more. “Whether you’re black, white, preneurship. evolving needs. tion area. Samples says the idea all along was
Caribbean, Asian, you just got to want a sort of one-stop shop, where all the med-
it,” Brazell said. “We’re branching out and giving op- Another new application for the inter- ical demands of the community could be
portunities to small business owners,” ventional lab is its intra-operative radiation met, which is very in keeping with the gener-
Some of the presenters will be An- she said. therapy (IORT). Begun in January 2016, this al vision for Tradition on the whole.
thony Chambers, author of “Power procedure applies a highly-targeted dose to a
Up Your Faith and Take Charge of Your Brazell said job seekers are welcome tumor site during lumpectomy. While it does “I think the vision all along for Tradition
Life”; Tasha Chen, creator of the Sci- to attend with resumes ready to hand require more invasive surgery than TAVR, was that this community was going to con-
ence of Getting Rich Academy; and out. this procedure, which the hospital has made tinue to grow beyond the scope of what it
the president of the St. Lucie County available for breast cancer patients with no- already was,” says Samples. “It hit a kind of
Economic Development Council, Pe- “There’s going to be business own- ticeable success, can drastically cut down on roadblock in 2008, after the great recession,
ter Tesch. ers there,” she said. “It’s an opportuni- treatment periods. “I think both [TAVR and but I think it’s starting to rebound, and I
ty. You never know.” IORT] are really good examples of how med- think you’re starting to see the fulfillment of
There’ll be a kick-off party starting icine is beginning to progress in that way,” what that vision could be.”
the expo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fri- The business and life coaching ses- says Samples. “And those types of procedure
day. The party will feature a variety of sions will be on Saturday from 8 a.m. are becoming more and more popular.” Even with the recent buildout, TMC has
music, from blues to gospel. Among the to 5 p.m. not quite reached its capacity. When they
artists slated to perform are Shay Mur- The next-phase completion for the expan- first opened, MHS projected a 300-bed ca-
ry, Wayne Shaw, Tru Fool and 3rd Key. Those interested in attending coach- sion will be this fall, when TMC hopes to be pacity, and the latest expansion only brings
ing sessions or setting up business able to open a new ICU wing. Once this is them up to 190.
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The do’s and don’ts of CPAP cleaning (and yes, Scotch works)
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer “prime breeding grounds for a wide clean your CPAP supplies. Misserville
variety of bacteria and mold.”
Millions of Americans use continuous says he’s had customers who turned
positive air pressure – or CPAP – machines The last thing anyone needs is
to combat obstructive sleep apnea. mold or bacteria finding their way to Clorox and promptly regretted it.
into the lungs.
Far fewer, however, properly perform the “When you use the mild soap,”
essential task of cleaning the tubes, tubs, Obstructive sleep apnea is “a se-
masks and filters that come with these rious sleep disorder [that] causes says Misserville, “it’s killing about
life-saving devices. breathing to repeatedly stop and start
during sleep,” according to the Mayo 75 percent of germs. When you use
Just ask Mike Misserville at Vero Beach’s Clinic.
Perkins Medical Supply on 10th Court. the vinegar and water, it’s going to
It can lead to a host of problems
After nearly 16 years of helping sleep ap- including “coronary artery disease, kill about 80 percent of bacteria and
nea patients get the most out of their CPAP heart attack, heart failure and stroke”
therapy, Misserville has seen just about along with “memory problems, mood germs.”
every wrong way people attempt to clean swings and depression,” and if mold spores
their equipment. And it’s not just first-time or bacteria find their way into the bron- If you’ve got a spare $327 or so to
users, either. chioles and alveoli inside the lungs, things
can get worse. Fast. spend, you can kill 99.9 percent of
“I have patients coming in here that got
all set up five or eight months ago,” Mis- Turning to the doctor who prescribed those bacteria and germs with an au-
serville volunteers, “and they still come in your CPAP machine for advice on how to
with questions.” maintain it properly may not be much help. tomated sterilizer called a “SoClean”
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD device which attaches to your CPAP
That’s actually fine by Misserville, be- In many cases those physicians have
cause, as he puts it, “we’re here to help the never used – let alone attempted to clean because, as he says, the soap “starts to eat and cleans the mask, tubing, humidi-
public. We’re here for people.” – the various components of a CPAP ma-
chine. They simply “farm out” the process away” the structural and chemical integri- fier tub as well as the rest of the machine.
And Phillips Respironics, one of the lead- of shipping these devices and accesso-
ing manufacturers of CPAP devices, says a ries to medical warehouse operations like ty of the various components. The SoClean, however, is not covered by
great many people need that help. Phillips Apria Healthcare.
calls the proper cleaning of CPAP supplies Fortunately there is an easy way to Medicare.
“absolutely essential” and “vitally import- Because preventing the growth of bac-
ant” but adds it’s often overlooked. teria and mold is so important, many peo- keep your CPAP equipment safe and There are also other solutions to keeping
ple automatically reach for anti-bacterial
The Sleep Apnea Center of America gets soaps. That, Misserville says, is a bad call clean – simply clean the face mask every the equip germ-free, including one that
more graphic. It points out that CPAP hos-
es, tubing, humidifier tubs and masks are morning with a mild, non-anti-bacterial would have played well on the acclaimed
soap like Ivory. Change the CPAP ma- 2007-2015 AMC TV series “Mad Men.”
chine’s air filter at least every 30 days and A wry smile instantly crosses Misser-
rinse out the humidifier tub daily with ville’s face when he says, “I did have a
the same Ivory soap and water, shake out patient who used Scotch. And that does
the excess and leave it out of the sunlight work.”
to air-dry. A water and vinegar solution Whether bonded or blended, Misserville
can also be used. maintains, Scotch “will kill about 95 per-
Misserville also recommends cleaning cent of bacteria and you’ll get the smell of
the tubing every week with either a vine- the scotch all night,” he adds, rolling his
gar and water solution or soap and water; eyes, “and that might just put you to sleep
but never even think about using bleach to quicker.”
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Alzheimer’s Workshop Series launching
The Alzheimer’s Association South- Crystal Collier, left, and Donna True.
east Florida Chapter and The Council
on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Southeast Florida Chapter. “I am pas-
Center have teamed up to launch the
Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop Series, a sionate about providing education for
free educational initiative that provides
participants a deep dive into some of the people in our community who are look-
most pertinent topics associated with de-
mentia and memory loss. ing for information regarding the many
The road ahead when faced with a di- different aspects of memory loss and
agnosis of Alzheimer’s or another type
of dementia is daunting for everyone in- brain health,” said True.
volved. The purpose of the new workshop
series is to offer a forum where people The workshops will be held at 3 p.m. at
can learn the facts about these diseases
in an interactive, supportive setting. the Kane Center, located at 900 SE Saler-
“The importance of educating the pub- no Road in Stuart. Participation is free
lic about memory loss and brain health
is key to raising awareness, increasing and open to the public.
access to support services for caregivers
and finding a cure,” said Crystal Collier, Call the Kane Center at 772-223-7800
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the pool and 5th hole of the Wanamaker
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Brennity at Tradition is expanding our by 14 feet, that could easily be an office, and entertaining easier and offering more
Assisted Living community. Construction exercise room or crafts room. It has dou- workspace. There is a slide-in range, French
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Crossing into the master suite, the FEATURES FOR 9624 SW NUOVA WAY pedestals. The second bedroom, 12-
first thing you notice is a threshold of by-11, has upgraded carpet and a nice-
decorative transition tiles that melds Neighborhood: PGA Verano sized closet. It could easily serve as a
into the tile flooring. The room, a spa- Year built: 2010 guest room or bedroom for kids or in-
cious 17-by 12, has a lovely bay win- Construction: CBS laws. Its versatility makes it ideal for
dow with plantation shutters. It’s very snowbirds, retirees, empty-nesters or a
private, with views of the pool and the Size: 1,820 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,907 young family.
Wanamaker course. There are large his- Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2
and-hers closets leading into the master Flooring: Tile Outside, you step onto a covered area
bath, which has the delightful transition with a ceiling fan. Lovely outdoor furni-
tiles, a soaker tub, a large walk-in shower Security: Manned gate, owner security system ture in groupings is dotted around the
with a bench and separate vanities. Hers Additional features: golf and pool views, impact glass throughout, lanai and the furniture will stay. The la-
has a space for a chair or stool for doing nai and pool are screened in and there is
hair and makeup. heated, salt-water pool 29-by-20 with waterfall, fenced yard a fence around the rear perimeter.
Community amenities: Club Talavera, with more than 40,000 sq.
To the right of the entryway, is a full “It’s great if you have pets,” said Linda
guest bathroom and a laundry room ft. of social and fitness areas, pools and spa MacCormack, agent for Lang Realty.
with upgraded Maytag appliances on Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
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TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Activity in the regional real estate market picked up considerably as the month came to a close,
with 30 single-family residences changing hands from July 24-28 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 7690 Wexford Way. First listed in
April for $545,000, the 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,212-square-foot residence sold for $524,900
on July 25.
The week’s next-best sale was the house at 8804 Bally Bunion Road. Originally on the market
in May 2016 for $519,000, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 3,029-square-foot home fetched
$499,000 on July 26.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7690 WEXFORD WAY 4/27/2017 $545,000 7/25/2017 $524,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8804 BALLY BUNION ROAD 5/17/2016 $519,000 7/26/2017 $499,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1335 SW MAPLEWOOD DRIVE 11/28/2016 $384,900 7/27/2017 $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11162 SW WYNDHAM WAY 5/6/2017 $325,000 7/26/2017 $324,000
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Coming Up! ‘COMPANY’ MAN Meet Riverside Theatre’s
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MUSIC AT MANSION BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer scratch a Broadway-worthy season
KICKING INTO GEAR that includes “Mama Mia” and “Gyp-
There are days when the name most sy,” Atkins will have new title in the
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer often heard at Riverside Theatre isn’t playbill: He has been named compa-
the star of the show, or even the director. ny manager.
1 Check out Martin Coun- It’s Kyle Atkins, the man who for the past
ty’s monthly music series seven years has been that man behind Putting out fires, keeping things
– family-friendly Sunday Funday the curtain, the unseen hand helping to organized and being familiar with
Music at the Mansion at Tucka- resolve an endless run of confounding every niche of the theater is what
hoe – starting up again this week problems. The result – unfailingly, so far Atkins does every day.
down in Jensen Beach. Live music – is that the show has gone on.
will keep things jumping at Indi- “No two days are alike,” he says
an River Side Park, with the Nou- This season, as Riverside stages from
veaux Honkies – Tim O’Donnell CONTINUED ON PAGE B8
on guitar, Rebecca Dawkinson on
fiddle and both on vocals – play- Kyle Atkins.
ing what they call “Mother lovin’,
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2 “Sweeney Todd,” the
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Beach Dramaworks’ Don and
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‘ANNE FRANK’ PLAY IS LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNG CAST
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Skye Alyssa Friedman will portray Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLOR BUDDEMEIER es. She has thoughts and dreams and
[email protected] hopes that make it more relevant because
hatred so that we can prevent them from sent a slew of teaching materials. they identify so closely.”
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Young Art- happening again.” “When we started talking about it,
ist Chair is a unique opportunity for area The group also had to sit in silence for
young people. Those accepted for the pro- In June, the team began meeting week- there was a gap because it was a long time an hour because the family often had to
gram’s creative team produce, direct and ly to discuss the story and the themes. ago,” Rowe said. “We asked, ‘What affects be silent to keep safe. Rowe said that the
design a production while teamed up with They also began journaling to gain an un- you now and what do you do? What groups kids had no idea what silence for an hour
a professional mentor. The cast members derstanding of putting thought and feel- are being maligned now? There is a fear was, and that texting was not an option
are selected by audition. ings on paper, as Anne Frank did. factor, with hysteria wrapped around cul- during the silence.
ture. We have to talk about it. It’s been an
On Aug. 12, the Youth Artist Chair will “We sat down and talked about dis- interesting journey.” An area rabbi also visited and gave the
present a new adaptation of “The Diary of crimination in their community and what group homework. He asked them to bring
Anne Frank.” The drama about a family they can do about it,” Rowe said. “Instead Of course, the young people were able the hardest questions they had about the
hiding from the Nazis in a storage attic is of tolerating others, how can we celebrate to identify with Anne Frank, the teen. Holocaust.
a true one and it is compelling for what it them?”
says about hatred and intolerance while “It makes it much more personal,” Rowe Rowe said the youngsters took it all in
detailing the everyday experiences of a The students in the Young Artist Chair said. “She’s just like them. She fights with stride. “They’re very open and receptive,”
family, and particularly of one teenage program also took a trip to the Florida Ho- her mother and gets impatient. They are a she said. “(We said) it was important that
girl, with her angst, hopes, dreams and locaust Museum, in St. Petersburg, which real family in extraordinary circumstanc- they tell the story because she’s their age
impatience. and that they can make the world a better
place by telling her story. Anne did change
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Somerset College Preparatory Academy The Lyric season hasn’t begun and al- On Feb. 19, The Motowners revisit the
K-12 educators are needed at the Somerset Academy ready the Stuart theater has announced Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes,
St. Lucie (SASL) & Somerset College Preparatory
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We want you to be a part of our talented team! SASL & SCPA is favorites and new-to-the-Lyric perform- that made Motown so special.
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impact they make on the lives of children. Join us, and be inspired “Skullduggery” on Dec. 29 is “a magi- town Feb. 22. They bill themselves as “not
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Building an environment conducive to learning Prioritizing student
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March 8 with an evening of covers
Our school opened in August 2012 with 120 9th graders, adding
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The beat is Latin when Robert
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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE vention in Havana in the 1930s to its
with comedy, magic and family fun. popularity in the 1940s, 1950s and beyond.
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Madison Square Garden concert in which playing rock using buckets, power tools,
Lennon made an appearance. Lee Lessack trash cans and anything else they have at
and Johnny Rodgers star. hand. The group appeared on “America’s
Lyric favorite Darlene Love returns to Got Talent” in 2009.
the theater Jan. 22 for two shows, at 6 p.m. The Treasure Coast’s own Doc Grob-
and 8:30 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of er returns March 22 with the Mudcats in
Famer will sing songs like “He’s a Rebel” a tribute to Louis Armstrong. The retired
and “Be My Baby” and take you back in orthopedic surgeon is a Lyric favorite and
time. his shows are always popular.
The Machine Performs Pink Floyd re-
turns Jan. 25 with music from the legend- The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave.,
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Bonz says Critter and Freddie are a delightful duo
Hi Dog Buddies! neighbors decided we couldn’t stay and they Critter, left, and Freddie. the place. Like, when somebody flushes the
booted us out – me an seven lady pooches. toilet, Critter will stand there watchin’ and
This week I had a fun yap with Critter and Thank Lassie, some nice humans rescued us PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD his head goes round an round with the wa-
Freddie Meyer, who live with their Mom, an Dr. George spiffed us all up. Meanwhile, ter. I mean, REALLY? If he gets too obnox-
Karli. They greeted me an my assistant in a Mom heard about our sit-chew-ashun. Her He pointed to a portrait on the wall of ious, I just bare my teeth and give him The
very frenly way. We hadda be careful to not other dogs were all in Dog Heaven, so she Freddie with leafy stuff in the background. Look. Then I think I look like that gremlin
step on ’em during the Wag-and-Sniffs, cuz checked us out and found – ME!” Looked just like him, big boogly eyes an ev- in the movie, sorta scary, and Critter backs
they were real liddle. erything. “Woof! Sweeet!” I exclaimed. “So off.”
“Cool Kibbles!” I said. what’s life like these days?”
Critter is a hundred percent Pomerani- “OK, now me,” said Critter. “Mom has “You DO look scary, Fredster,” Critter
an, and hadda good lookin’, seriously fluffy worked with dogs an dog rescue groups for “It’s great,” said Critter. “We get three said. “An can I help it if I’m enthusiastic?”
gold coat. He looked like cotton candy a long time, but her regular work is over at squares a day. An we ride in this pawsome
with a little fox face in the middle. Fred- Ron Rennick, where humans are always red Radio Flyer wagon with wooden sides “Woof!” I thought to myself, “Hit the nail
die’s a long-haired Chihuahua who’s called dropping off nice, really old furniture. Well, an a special cooler! Every night, when Mom on the head.”
tri-color cuzza bein’ black an white an gold. one day a man dropped off something for reads in bed, we get chewy sticks. But we
I thought he looked sorta like that gremlin Mom. ME. I guess he knew that Mom was don’t start chewin’ ’em til Mom opens her “Well,” Freddie said, sounding a little
from the movie. Good with Dogs. Mom said, ‘Ron Rennick book. That’s our roo-TEEN. An Mom got miffed, “I may not go zooming around like a
gets furniture an I get – a dog.’ Mom figured bells for our collars so she’ll know where doof-muffin, licking everything in sight, but
Critter did the intros then settled into his out I was probly a Puppy Mill Dog. I had pa- we are at All Times.” He lowered his voice. I do enjoy dressing up on Halloween. I have
Mom’s lap. Freddie plopped down beside pers. I came from Utah, then to Florida. At “They’re CAT bells. She thinks we don’t a black an red devil costume I look pretty
the couch. I got my notebook out. “So, how first, Mom was Not Thrilled, but I was Super know. Ackshully we don’t really mind that snazzy in, if I say so myself.”
did you pooches find your Forever Mom?” I Cute, of course, so she decided to try me out much. They’re the right size for us. Plus,
inquired. for a month, and she called First Dibs, just in now we have little thingys on our collars His Mom brought in a bag of costumes.
case. Well, I wasn’t exactly a Shoo-In. I was so Mom can track our whereabouts on her She put a punkin outfit on Critter, an or-
“I’ll start,” said Freddie. “I was what hu- what Mom calls A Handful. I’ve always had phone. ange hood with green leaves on top, with
mans called a Stud, which I think means a a lotta energy an I’m not snoozy like Fred- his fluffy ears sticking out on the sides. I
professional puppydaddy. But I didn’t ever die. No offense. But, finally, thank Lassie, my “Oh, we also have another brother, Birdie, thought I’d fall right over laughing, but re-
see my puppies, which made me sad. I wud- Adorable Factor saved the day. Now Mom he’s a rescue parakeet.” He pointed to a big strained myself so I wouldn’t get The Look.
da been a good Dad. Anyway, there was a calls us Snarky and Snarkier. But we know cage by the window. “Birdie learned to bark, Then she put Freddie’s devil outfit on and
big bunch of us in this house, an then the she loves us. She even painted this Cool Kib- just like us. When we bark, Birdie barks, he made a scary face. I totally lost it.
bles pickshure of me. She’s an artist. Look!” too. He likes his cage, doesn’t fly around the
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‘COMPANY’ MAN get into the theater. Once I was in college, path. Following “42nd Street,” he returned edge of each department, he balances the
I quickly realized it was not my thing – I re- the next season for “The Producers,” then theater’s needs with the artistic mindset of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 ally hated auditioning,” he recalls. joined the staff full-time as production the performers.
stage manager for such large-scale produc-
without so much as an eye-roll at the chaos “Then I started to stage-manage, and tions as “The Full Monty,” “Funny Girl” and By dabbling in each of the departments
he reins in daily. something just clicked. It just made sense to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to over the years, Atkins knows where the
my Type A personality.” the Forum.” pieces of the puzzle go, in order for all of
“We have a lot to do over the summer. In the intricate details to fit together. As liai-
the shops, they’ve already built sets for two Atkins graduated with a BFA in theater All the while, he has kept a low profile, son between the cast, crew and director,
of our shows,” says Atkins, his brain switch- studies from Niagara University. It was and built a reputation as the go-to guy who Atkins’ goal is to make sure the production
ing gears to the next item on his list. 2007. For the next few years he learned the never says no. “This place is special for me. runs smoothly.
ropes as an intern in Arkansas, Maine, New I’ve grown a lot here. I love our staff. And
Atkins, 32, may have been destined to York, Virginia and Connecticut. He even we’re only three blocks from the beach,” he Once Atkins obtains the rights to a show,
work in the theater: He’s a native of James- did a stint as the assistant stage manager adds with a chuckle. Allen Cornell, CEO and producing artistic
town, N.Y., the birthplace of Lucille Ball. It at Riverside Theatre during the 2008-2009 director, puts together the creative team.
was in high school when he was struggling season, which is when he earned his card For years, Atkins wore the hats of both Next, the set is designed and built, and then
to find his place in the world that he dis- from the Actors’ Equity Association. the production manager and company they head into auditions. Atkins coordi-
covered theater. “I didn’t seem to fit into manager. Then, last year, Richard Crow- nates both local and New York auditions.
this group or that group,” he says of those A year later, he came back to Vero as pro- ell came on board as production manager, Then, as actors fly into town from New York,
awkward years. “When I did my first musi- duction stage manager on Riverside’s ambi- freeing up Atkins to shift his focus. L.A. and elsewhere, it’s time for rehearsal.
cal, I knew that was where I belonged. It just tious, record-breaking production of “42nd
made sense to me, and I realized these were Street,” a show that was a milestone in the As the company manager, his position is All the hard work is rewarded on open-
the people I wanted to be around. From trajectory of the theater. From then on, with pivotal. He must be versatile and adept at ing night for Atkins. “It’s the one time you
that point on I was in love with theater.” the help of the newly inaugurated “patron many things, and for productions to flow can put everything aside and just watch
producers,” the theater has staged much smoothly the company manager must be the show. Then to hear our audience rav-
At first young Kyle was interested in more massive productions. familiar with every stage of the production ing that this show is now their favorite, you
performing “like everybody is when they process. Armed with an intimate knowl- know you did it.”
Atkins has proved a critical part of that
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LOCAL AUTHOR work to show up in his. He does, how- sauce Francese and roasted peppers
ever, like reading good writing at other topped with a marsala
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 times and the subject matter is irrele- Cheese Egg-battered chicken, glaze
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copy editor lived off the coast of Wash- lemon herb sauce Rigatoni
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TURN MOMENTUM IN YOUR FAVOR ON THE COURSE Kevin’s
We were treated to an amazing and lead to his epic finish of 5 under par on your performance. So watch your body
compelling British Open championship his final five holes. language; it is a key to recovering from a Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes-
last week. Not only was it tremendously low point during your round. sional. He operates his Golf Academy at
exciting, but it also was a great example Again, the 13th hole change of mo- The Evergreen Club, has hosted and pro-
of how the emotional and mental side of mentum was the key, as Spieth’s caddie 2. Go Through Your Normal Pre-shot duced his own television and radio shows,
the game can lead you to both winning Michael Greller confirmed in a post- Routine: It is imperative you stick to and has authored the golf instructional
or losing an event. round interview. The following are your normal routine. Again, it will be an book “Golf Everyone,” published by Hunt-
“Kures” to help you understand what important factor in you turning around er Textbooks. Perkins may be reached at
I think we would all agree that Jordan you need to do to turn around the mo- your poor play. 561-301-3783. Email: [email protected]
Spieth is a very special player, and with mentum of a round, if you get off to a or visit his website at www.kevinperkins-
this win has probably already guaran- poor start: 3. Positive Self-Talk: Just as with golfacademy.com.
teed his election into the Hall of Fame. your body language, stay positive even
However, early in the round it was ob- 1. Fake It Till You Make It: If you are though, by nature, you want to feel sor-
vious from his three early bogeys that struggling, don’t allow your body lan- ry for yourself and focus on how poorly
he was struggling just the way all of us guage and posture to change. Even you are performing. Keep the self-talk
do. It was clear from his body language though you don’t feel up to it, keep your positive and start to look for a positive
and performance that he had lost his chin up, shoulders back, and try to smile shot or bounce that you can key on to
edge and was focusing on his previous and not frown. As well-known social turn the round around. A good attitude
Masters collapse in 2016, which he con- psychologist Amy Cuddy suggests, good – or shifting your focus to something
firmed in the post-tournament press posture and positive body language will as simple as enjoying the weather, the
conference. And it wasn’t till that mo- lead to you infusing your blood stream great course conditions, or how you
mentum-shifting bogey on the 13th hole with the good hormones to include are fortunate to be among some close
that completely turned around his men- more testosterone and less cortisol, re- friends, and how fortunate you are to be
tal and emotional state of mind, which sulting in you physiologically being able playing golf – can turn your momentum
to perform better and not hindering around.
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Code: D1110, D4355, D0150 & D0210
85$ TAKE HOME 899$ DENTAL CROWN
WHITENING KIT* SPECIAL*
Includes: Porcelain/Ceramic crown & Core Build up.
Code: D2740 OR D2750
*Special offers cannot be combined with any other special and are available for a limited time only. Only one special offer can be used per patient.
Port St Lucie Office
672 SW Prima Vista Blvd #202
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Jupiter Dental Office
3889 Military Trail #102
Jupiter, FL 33458
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672 SW Prima Vista Blvd. #102