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10/18/2018 ISSUE 42


Vision decision? P26 House of the Week. P31 ‘Ballet Theatre’ thriving

Many satisfied eye patients say Charming and affordable duplex
Dr. Mandese is the one to see. available in St. Andrews Village.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 | VOLUME 03, ISSUE 42 New addition to arts scene. P. 12 | NEWSSTAND PRICE $1.00

Septic-tank ban ‘Love triangle’
made with health convicted killer
of lagoon in mind seeks new trial

STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT Construction of Indialantic’s Beach House Motel – which will be auctioned off Saturday – was completed in 1959. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]
HISTORIC MOTEL ON AUCTION BLOCK The murder case involving
Melbourne resident Lew an Indialantic woman, a love
Kontnik let his pleasure re- STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT not as common here.” Patel said. triangle, claims of psychic
sound recently as Brevard Marshall Copley, a sales associate for Jacob- premonitions and two former
County commissioners consid- “Going once, going twice. Sold!” Indialantic mayors is once
ered an ordinance extending a Those are the words Venu Patel son Auction & Realty Co., the firm handling again in the news.
150-day moratorium on new wants to hear this Saturday when the auction, said they never know how many
conventional septic tanks to a his Beach House Motel in Indialan- people will come out, but he expects a couple Sheila Graham-Trott, the
ban for at least eight years. tic is offered up during a live on-site hundred on site for this auction. Indialantic woman convicted
auction. of murdering Kelly Brennan –
“Yahoo!” he shouted Sept. 25 Instead of going the traditional “We’ve gotten a lot of calls and inquiries on who was found bludgeoned
at the first reading. route by listing his property with a to death in 2010 – is asking
real estate agent, Patel decided to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 the court to vacate her sen-
And his pleasure, while qui- take it to the auction block to save tence and grant a new trial.
eter, was no less apparent on time and inconvenience. Brennan had been dating
Oct. 9, during the final reading. “A main benefit of an auction is Graham-Trott’s estranged
speed. They go fast, only serious people make husband, Daniel Trott, who
“There are upwards of 60,000 bids, you don’t waste a lot of time,” Patel said. was mayor of Indialantic
septic tanks in the county and “It’s a significant property and since there is a from 2002 to 2006.
they produce about 18 percent lot of interest, a broker from down south sug-
of the nutrients going into the gested I try an auction.” The sensational case made
lagoon. And there are 800 new Previously Patel purchased two other
ones each year,” Kontnik, with properties up north in auctions and enjoyed CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
the Brevard Indian River La- the process. “It’s very common there and
goon Coalition, told commis- Crews working hard
sioners. “We need to address on improvements at
this issue head-on.” ‘Oars and Paddles’

In a 5-0 vote, commissioners STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
[email protected]
After a year in the works,
ATWITTER FOR CRITTERS the race is on to complete im-
AT CREATURES FEST: P. 8 provements at Oars and Pad-
dles Park in Indian Harbour
Beach before the arrival of
international teams drawn to
its unique geography on the
Banana River near the Grand
Canal and Dragon Point.

The Space Coast Dragon


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2 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


AUCTION OF BEACH HOUSE MOTEL fice building with five units, and two du- Hurricane Irma ripped through and the Motel began in 1957 and was completed
plex units that are currently occupied. motel sustained serious damage. by 1959 during a time when the area was
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 flush with European tourists, and scien-
“It’s great because they create a con- “After the hurricane in September, we tists and astronauts sought beachside
it and I invite everyone to come out to tinuous income,” Patel said. had significant damage on the back side refuge from the space race.
see how it works,” Copley said. “It works of property but not so bad on the front
especially well if it’s a distressed prop- In fact, he lived in one of the duplex side,” Patel said. “The roof of the motel The exclusive Bahama Beach Club
erty because we circumvent the whole units for a while in 2007 when his home flew across A1A. It lifted right off and (formerly the Indialantic Casino) was
listing process, we get the right crowd on Lansing Island was damaged in a fire. blew across the road, that tells you how located right next door, where Nance
with the right funds, it’s a cash closing, strong the wind was.” Park now sits, and the Tradewinds Hotel
and you don’t have to worry about an “It was pretty run down when I was just a mile away with a rich history
inspection.” bought it and I had to put a lot of work Another blow came after an insur- of hosting celebrities like Charles Lind-
into it, but I bought it because I loved ance dispute which Patel found himself bergh and Jack Benny.
Patel moved to the area in 2000 from the location,” Patel said. “I wanted a Key stuck in.
North Carolina and purchased the prop- West style inn and spent over $400,000 “This was a marquee building,” Patel
erty in 2006. It’s a little more than half an to renovate it.” “The town condemned the building,” said. “It was owned by a European who
acre with three buildings on it; a 15-unit, Indialantic Mayor Dave Berkman said. marketed it there and many tourists
three-story beachfront motel, a main of- Patel said it was fully booked and But Patel’s insurance company insisted came from Europe to stay there. At the
business was good. it could be repaired. Negotiations have time, it was the only three-story hotel on
been ongoing for 10 months. the beach.”
But last year, a tornado spawned by
“The town has been very nice. They Though damaged today, it does have
submitted a letter to the insurance com- a unique enticement.
pany to help settle things but it’s still in
limbo,” Patel said. “We will settle this, “It’s the only lot, in terms of land in
and I will help the new owner with it.” Indialantic on the beachside, zoned as
tourism. This classification is very sig-
Meanwhile, Patel decided to sell the nificant because you can do anything
motel, so he could focus on his main on the lot, a restaurant, bar, residence,
passion – investing in technology. As the most anything really,” Patel said. “And
owner of Nuova Manufacturing, he also when someone invests in this lot, the
bought a smart-home technology busi- land is already ready to go, you don’t
ness in 2014 called need to upgrade the lot to use it, which

Construction on the Beach House


STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT Boos said it is a scary haunted
house that adults, teenagers and
For just one night, ghosts and children 10 and over will enjoy – but
ghouls will haunt the halls of the Mel- because they have a system in place
bourne Beach Volunteer Fire Depart- allowing the characters to tone down
ment. the spooky chills when younger kids
come in, all ages are welcome.
A team of dedicated helpers de-
vote nearly 200 collective hours over Adults and teenagers are asked not
two days to transform the fire station to wear costumes, but children are
into a spine-chilling haunted house. encouraged to dress up.

It opens to the public Saturday “It’s a little scary for the younger
evening (Oct. 20) kids, so we have a protocol for the
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. person controlling the line to alert
Except to make your us to a younger audience,” Boos said.
way through a dark “Then we can adjust a bit and put
maze of witches, de- some glow sticks on.”
monic clowns – and
a few new spooky Full listing of Fall and Halloween-
characters that will themed events: Calendar, Page 30. 
keep regular attend-
ees on their toes.

The event’s coor-
dinator, Jeff Boos,
who has the perfect
surname for the job,
said the haunted
house has been an
annual tradition for over seven years,
drawing between 400-600 visitors for
an evening of thrills and chills.

“We are always looking for ways
to get involved in the community
and this idea became a very popular
event,” said Boos. “We start building
it Friday and it takes a lot of people
to do it.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 3


can cost as much as $250,000.” pect. The well-known surfing website Interested parties are invited to come Auction will take place Saturday, Oct.
After having an architect and an engi- has a camera installed to the see the property at 9 a.m. – and 20 at 10 a.m. in the courtyard of the
there, which broadcasts live surf condi- then attend the auction at 10 a.m. Phone Beach House Motel, 405 N Miramar Ave.
neering firm conduct a feasibility study, tions to surfers nationwide – and draws bids are allowed with 10 percent of the in Indialantic. The property will be open
Patel considered keeping the property. in tourists. reserve paid in advance in a cashier’s and available to tour at 9 a.m.
“They said 11 town homes can be There is no starting bid, but there is an For more information, call Sales Asso-
built on that site with garages and addi- undisclosed reserve value and Patel will And what happens next depends on ciate Marshall Copley at 772-882-8149 or
tional parking,” Patel said. not sell below that amount. the new owner’s vision. visit 

The site also has another unique as-

4 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Jamie Twigg and Marla Pool at Oars and Paddles Park. Workers are racing to finish a new floating dock at the park and repair the existing one. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER SEPTIC-TANK BAN

OARS AND PADDLES PARK Nov. 1 completion goal for the new Dragon Boat Club and the Heart & CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
dock is compounded by the recovery Soul Dragon Boat Team, Ryan said.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 from Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. approved the ordinance, barring people
It’s the variety of paddling and building or expanding homes on Mer-
Boat Club last year made an appli- “We can’t control the schedule of rowing opportunities, with some ritt Island or the county’s barrier island
cation to the Brevard County Tour- the installer. These vendors are ex- sheltered from the prevailing winds, from installing new conventional septic
ist Development Council (TDC) for tremely busy,’’ said Indian Harbour that brings so many teams in for tanks for at least eight years. The same
an additional boat launch floating Beach City Manager Mark Ryan. training, said Dan Smith, owner of goes for new mainland homeowners
dock, a safety railing and additional Paddling Paradise on Turkey Creek within 40 feet of the ailing lagoon.
parking; total cost, about $200,000. The international teams begin ar- in Palm Bay.
In May, the Indian Harbour Beach riving to train as early as November, The length of the ban is based on the
and Brevard County approved an in- welcomed by temporary racks built “It’s a great spot with a lot of ad- life span of the county’s special half-
terlocal agreement formalizing the by now Eagle Scout Ryan Cleasby vantages for paddling. There are no cent sales tax to raise funds for projects
reimbursement of the money to the with BSA Troop 314. tides and there is a 5-mile straight cutting nutrients from the lagoon. The
city after the work is completed. stretch on the Grand Canal. For tax was approved in 2016 and plan call
Fans of the park in advance of those people who want to train for it to sunset in 2026.
On Oct. 9, officials approved the the Rio Olympics in 2016 included where the water is rough, they can
project for Accu Dock to manufac- teams from the United States, Ger- get out by Dragon Point and have Conventional septic tanks are basi-
ture the additional floating dock and many, Canada (three teams), Swe- that immediately,’’ Smith said. cally empty tanks that receive waste
the materials to repair the existing den, Norway, Korea, Japan and Fin- from the home, let it settle out and allow
floating dock which is to be installed land. Additionally, the park hosts The improvements were prompt- the liquid contents to flow into a drain-
by Shoreline Construction. Other collegiate teams such as Brown ed by discussions with neighbors to field. New ones are made of plastic,
aspects to the improvement project, University, St. Lawrence University the south who complained about with baffled walls inside, and run about
including a safety rail and changes and Florida Tech. Local high school unnecessary noise during launch- $7,000 each. But the county is more
to the parking lot, will be part of a teams use the park, as well as the ing. Along with parking changes and concerned about concrete versions,
second phase. Space Coast Crew that occupies the the rail for safety, the new dock is to installed 50 years ago or more, that are
boathouse. Also, Oars and Paddles help alleviate long staging times to cracking with age and leaching nitrogen
The challenge in meeting the Park is utilized by the Space Coast make the process more efficient.  and phosphorous into the groundwater
and then the lagoon.

Studies show leaching conventional
septic tanks have added more than 18
percent of the lagoon’s nitrogen load.
The largest source, existing muck on the
lagoon bottom, contributed 42.5 per-

The nitrogen and phosphorous from
the wastewater nourish algae in the la-
goon. The algae blooms and blocks sun-
light from seagrass, and suffocates fish
and other underwater life.

Homeowners without access to a
sewer hookup are now limited to choos-
ing among various aerobic treatment
units. Such a unit is designed to hold
back about 65 percent of the nitrogen
from its wastewater before releasing it.

But they cost more, about $11,000
each, say industry experts. And because
of the electric pumps and other tech-
nology inside, they carry annual main-
tenance costs.

Natural Resources Director Virginia
Barker offered a way of subsidizing the
added costs for low-income homebuy-

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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 5


ers. They would get $4,000 each toward Those rates were too rich for commis- ways to keep the county’s share of costs mission to expand the sewer system’s
the price of the advanced septic tank. sioners, who voted to refer the septic- down, such as working with the federal capacity and move people there from
At an estimated 30 new tanks in the grant proposal to the Citizen Oversight Community Development Block Grant septic tanks whenever possible.
first year, that would cost the county Committee, a seven-member panel that program.
$120,000. But if applied to all septic-tank advises Barker’s staff on lagoon projects. Isnardi, whose district includes the In-
customers, Barker estimated 480 new While commission Vice Chairwoman dialantic area, said it would be healthier
tanks in the first year, at $1.9 million in Satellite Beach City Manager Court- Kristine Isnardi supported the ban on to not have raw sewage underground in
costs to the county. ney Barker, who sits on the committee, conventional septic tanks, she urged her the same yard where one draws drinking
said the group could figure out various colleagues to keep in mind the overall water. 

6 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


MURDERER SEEKS NEW TRIAL Graham-Trott also names her trial actions prevented her from receiving The case
attorneys in the motion – Michael Pi- a satisfactory plea offer. On Feb. 15, 2010, a missing person’s
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 rolo, Mark Lanning and Tamara Meis- report was filed after the 46-year-old
ter – for failing to object and move But Deratany, who left the case be- Brennan, who was living in Indialan-
national headlines and was featured for a mistrial twice for statements the fore it went to trial, disagrees. tic at the time, missed an appoint-
on the CBS television show “48 Hours: prosecution made during closing ar- ment with her personal trainer.
A Vision of Murder.” guments. “She wouldn’t let me try the case,” That same night, something was
Deratany said. “It was a slam-dunk win wrong with Sheila Graham-Trott. She
In her motion for post-conviction In addition, she claims her trial at- until she sent me a written confession.” was speaking incoherently and bang-
relief, Graham-Trott claims she had torneys failed to raise certain issues ing her head against the wall.
ineffective assistance of counsel pertaining to blood transfer, call an He said the police approached him In the midst of a divorce from her
from her initial attorney of record, expert witness to testify as to the ef- to ask if there was such a letter. He ad- husband, Graham-Trott was home
Todd Deratany, because he told the fects of the sleep medication Ambien, mitted there was, but that he no lon- with her two sons, Graham and
prosecution she had written a letter and did not call a witness that could ger had it. Creighton, and a girlfriend of one of
confessing to Brennan’s murder. Der- have attacked prior damaging testi- her sons. Worried their mom might
atany was mayor of Indialantic from mony. “Then she voluntarily gave the let- be having a seizure, paramedics were
1996-1998. He is no longer a practic- ter to ‘48 hours,’” Deratany said. “This called. Graham-Trott went to the
ing attorney. Graham-Trott says these combined was six years later, mind you; I told no hospital but an examination found
one of the existence of the letter until nothing wrong and she returned
they approached me during the trial.” home. However, her sons were con-
cerned that she kept talking about
seeing Brennan’s face and saying she
thought the woman was hurt and at
a beach near Marks Landing. Her son
Graham suggested they take a drive to
the beach and look around to allevi-
ate her fears. But when they arrived,
they discovered Brennan’s blud-
geoned body.
At the time, no one called the po-
lice; instead they returned home, and
her son called their grandmother who
rushed to the house where she found
her daughter shaking and repeating
the disturbing story. The grandmoth-
er called police and said her daughter
may be having a nervous breakdown
– and may have killed someone –
someone named Kelly.
The next day, Brennan’s body was
spotted by air from a Brevard County
Sheriff’s Office helicopter, and police
rushed to the site.
On Feb. 18, 2010, Graham-Trott was
arrested for first-degree murder.
While there was no physical evi-
dence linking Graham-Trott to the
crime, the prosecution pointed to
her own words and those of her fam-
ily members as an admission of guilt.
Graham-Trott has repeatedly insisted
she did not kill Kelly, instead suggest-
ing she had experienced some kind of
physic premonition.
The prosecution said she was bit-
ter and angry over the relationship
between Brennan and her estranged
husband. However, Graham-Trott
professed to setting them up herself
and said there were no hard feelings.
On Sept. 16, 2014, after three hours
of deliberation, a jury found Graham-
Trott guilty of the first-degree murder
of Brennan. She was sentenced to life
in prison.
She appealed the verdict the fol-
lowing month, but the conviction was
On Oct. 1, 2018, Circuit Judge Kelly
McKibben ordered the state respond
to Graham-Trott’s motion for post-
conviction relief within 60 days. 

Kristin Treat with Rory Martin
and Maggie McNall.

All atwitter for
critters at annual
‘Creatures Fest’

8 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


All atwitter for critters at annual ‘Creatures Fest’

Kimberly Long and Sierra Lindquist.

Joe Bartoszek and Joy Winet. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER

Bobby Hazell with Craig, Sarah and Alina Weisenberger.

[email protected] other creatures like Ember the corn
snake, Penelope the possum and
It was a cute and colorful scene more.
down in Melbourne Beach at the Bre-
vard County Barrier Island Center And if live animals weren’t exciting
last Saturday during their sixth an- enough, guests could dissect regur-
nual Halloween-themed Creatures gitated owl “pellets” and attempt to
Fest. reassemble the tiny bones of the ani-
mals they ate.
The free, family-friendly event cel-
ebrating animal diversity, ecology There were even mermaids down
and conservation attracted steady on the beach, spreading the word
crowds of costumed critter-lovers about marine animal entanglement,
throughout the afternoon. and what to do to help.

With plenty of animal games, eco- If you missed Creatures Fest, never
art activities, conservation booths fear, there’s always next year, as well
and creature searches around the as a full calendar of upcoming fun
sanctuary, there was something for and educational events.
every budding biologist on hand.
For details, please visit www.barri-
Kids young and old enjoyed in-, or Brevard County
teracting with the beautiful birds of Barrier Island Center on Facebook. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 9


Alissa, Ivy and Sofia Morris. Bethany Higdon, Donovan Rogers and Tim Carroll.

Alex Robertson introduces Olive Henning Jeremy, Braya and Jeanne Smith. Skip and Sallie Kahler, Patty Cooper and Ted Emidy.
to Ember the corn snake.

Cheryl Brown with Ziggy the Hyacinth Macaw. Cindy Pennington and Princess Riptide
with Mermaid Up Studios.

Cheryl Brown, Cindy Padrick, Charles Slade, Cindy Nichols and Linda Uphan with
TIffany the Cockatoo and Katy the green-winged Amazon.

10 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Birdies, beers and bratwurst at Golftoberfest bash

Pete Pilavore, Dan Frye, Steve Spragins and Brian Kilpatrick. John Schuler, Matt Canestrari, Ray Deloranzi and Joe Canestrari. Lilyan Tursky, Jan McCarthy, Joe Watts and Bob McCarthy.

David and Tracie Newcomb with Lisa and Chris St. Germain. Lisa Hanley with Laura and Hayley DeWitte. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Charlie Ahern and Brad Smith.

Greg Lavanturi, John Farrell, Garry Edwards, Jonas DeWitte and Don Lees.

STORY BY BENJAMIN THACKER CORRESPONDENT beer by local Melbourne beer-meis-
[email protected] ters Hell ’n Blazes Brewing Co., and a
German style lunch buffet prepared
The fun was way above par for the by Brassie Grille’s chef Josh and his
course at the Rotary Club of Melbourne team.
Beach’s Golftoberfest tournament,
hosted by Aquarina Beach and Coun- Saint Stephen’s Way is a 501(c)(3)
try Club and benefiting Saint Stephen’s non-profit that helps families in crisis
Way transitional living community. by providing safe housing that allows
them to remain together while they
Led by Aquarina pro Jonas DeWitte, receive the assistance they need to get
the 18-hole scramble format tourna- back on their feet. 
ment featured complimentary craft

Having a ball(room) teaching
dance at ‘Ballet Theatre’

12 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Having a ball(room) teaching dance at ‘Ballet Theatre’


An exciting new addition to the arts pher in Russia, Italy and other Euro-
scene in Brevard County has taken pean sites, winning ballroom dancing
root on Sarno Road, where the non- championships and gracing such well-
profit Melbourne City Ballet Theatre known programs as “So You Think You
has its digs. Can Dance Russia” and “Dancing with
the Stars.”
The ballet group, affiliated with the
Melbourne City Dance Center, is the Artem Yachmennikov was born in
dream project of two Russian-born a small Russian town but moved to St.
professional dancers who relocated to Petersburg, where he graduated from
Brevard after extensive careers abroad Vaganova Ballet Academy. Soon he
and on the West Coast. took off on a far-flung career includ-
ing stints as a soloist at the Mariinsky
Ekaterina Vaganova, known as Ka- Theatre, the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow,
tia, grew up in a military family in Rus- a lead dancer at the Dutch National
sia, living in various places, but moved Theater and, from 2008 to 2009, at the
to Moscow as an 11-year-old to further San Francisco Ballet.
her future as a dancer. She has worked
as a dancer, teacher and choreogra- What, you might wonder, brought
the two dance pros to balmy Florida?
Well, in part just that balminess. “A

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 13

Ekaterina Vaganova and Artem Yachmennikov ARTS & THEATRE Foundation, as well
with some of the younger dancers. as the “Sleeping Beauty”

Plans for upcoming years in-
clude continuing to build a
big dance com-
pany with
three or four
shows each
season, per-
haps along the
lines of “Cin-
d e r e l l a ,”

says Yachmen-

The best thing
about their work,
Vaganova says, is
“seeing the kids
learn and grow.
With ‘Sleep-
ing Beauty,’
we’re able to
so many
kinds of
arts to them
that, without
us, they probably
wouldn’t get.” She
laughs and says she
hopes to be a little
bit like famous im-
presario Sergei Di-
aghilev, who greatly
promoted Russian dance
and choreography, and “make my small
contribution to exposing people to this
form of art.”

Yachmennikov agrees, saying what
inspires him are “the students, the par-
ents and the community.”

The Melbourne City Ballet The-
atre will no doubt enrich the lives of
many children, families and audience
members, this December at “Sleeping
Beauty” performances, and in the stu-
dio for years to come. 

warm place was our dream,” says Va- And big things are in the works.
ganova, and the married couple want- Come December, the ballet group
ed to live in the United States. They will present a production of “Sleeping
also researched and found the Mel- Beauty,” Dec. 28-29 at the King Center
bourne area lacked a strong profes- for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.
sional ballet company and leapt at the Joining the local students will be
new opportunity. some 55 professional dancers from
the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa
So far, they’ve seen great success, and a symphony orchestra composed
serving more than 140 active students of student musicians from Satellite
from ages 3 to 70-something. Class High School and area professional
offerings include all types of dance musicians.
at all levels, from classical ballet and Prior to that, a Nov. 4 benefit gala
ballroom options to jazz, tap, hip-hop, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
wedding choreography and more. at the Brookdale Eau Gallie retire-
They’ve provided ballroom dance les- ment community at 2680 Croton Rd.,
sons to 80 kids and the roster is “grow- with proceeds helping the Parkinson’s
ing very fast,” says Yachmennikov.

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Coming Up: Space Coast Symphony jazzes things up Saturday

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER under, free. 855-252-7276. and figures out that he has the power to an instrument of such monumental
in himself to face his fears. The magic power and grandeur, the concert play-
1 All that … jazzzz! Find your red 2 How about getting into the Hal- of “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” says the list is impressive and timeless: Bach’s
felt tip and circle Saturday, Oct. loween spirit (see what I did there?) show promo, “is not fairy dust, it is soil: “Sinfonia in D Major” from Cantata no.
the magic of survival, the magic of the 29, “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”;
20, 7 p.m. The Space Coast Symphony with an evening of “spooky comedy for earth and the mud of the swamp.” Di- Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow”
rector Jeanine Henry believes the lesson from the opera “Candide”; Gershwin’s
Jazz Orchestra is polishing its brass for a anyone (from kids 5 and up to adults) in “Wiley and the Hairy Man” can apply “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from
to all fears and all ages. “We’re all afraid “Porgy and Bess”; Ives’ “Variations on
concert at the Scott Center for Perform- who’s ever been afraid anything.” This of something, and we (child, teen, adult) America”; Mendelssohn’s “Rondo and
must find the tools within us to cope Capricioso”; and Puccini’s “Un Bel
ing Arts in Melbourne. They’re calling weekend, Oct. 19- 21, theater students with and conquer these fears so we can Di” from the opera “Madama Butter-
function in the world.” So, get your boo fly.” The organ’s Phoenix-like story is a
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along with their Halloween costumes. salvaged at no cost from a private own-
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Protesters demonstrate against
Supreme Court nominee Brett
Kavanaugh outside the office of
Republican Senator from Maine
Susan Collins, shortly before
being arrested by Capitol Police
on Capitol Hill.



They showed up at restaurants. They tent mix of public outrage, political We’ve seen some of this before. But social media has propagated and
rallied outside senators’ homes. They polarization, and broadband-speed The country is only about 50 years re- intensified what in the 1960s would
dogged officials at elevators and air- publicity combining to create a reac- moved from the turmoil and rioting have been covered almost exclusively
ports, they crowded hallways and offic- tionary and deeply partisan protest that marked the civil rights movement by daily newspapers and nightly news
es on Capitol Hill, and they broadcast culture that is bleeding into every cor- – a chaotic era that ultimately affirmed programs. It has encouraged the pub-
everything in real time on social media. ner of American life. “It feels like a po- fundamental rights for women and Af- lic to participate in politics in new and
litical crisis on a day-to-day basis,” says rican Americans and other minorities. exciting ways, even as it further drives a
And although in the end Brett Ka- Diana Mutz, director of the University American democracy was built to al- partisan wedge between them.
vanaugh became a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Institute for the Study low space for dissident and minority
justice, the activists who protested for of Citizens and Politics. groups to air their grievances. The question, political analysts say,
weeks ahead of his confirmation have is whether the current period of high-
shown few signs of slowing down or A woman who said she ly-charged political engagement and
changing their strategy. is a survivor of a sexual high-profile protests will result in a
assault confronts Repub- stronger democracy – or further under-
Already Republicans are accusing lican Senator (Arizona) mine the nation’s institutions and split
them of promoting anarchy by em- Jeff Flake. its people apart.
ploying “mob tactics” against conser-
vative officials. Activists say they only “Seeing people be politically involved
want to hold those elected to represent is a very good thing. Seeing them care
the people accountable for their deci- enough to do these kinds of things is
sions and are using every tool at their very positive,” Professor Mutz says.
disposal to do so. “It’s just unfortunate that the grounds
of consensus have become so small …
Somewhere in the middle are the be- that we’re all experiencing a sense of
wildered casualties – like the the D.C. sheer conflict exhaustion.”
restaurant where protesters confronted
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas last week, or the The Thursday before the Senate vot-
Virginia community where one restau- ed to confirm Justice Kavanaugh to the
rateur declined to serve White House Supreme Court, Alison Turkos took the
press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sand- 6 a.m. train from Brooklyn to Washing-
ers. Average citizens are finding them- ton. For the next 30 hours, she all but
selves suddenly caught in the center of slept on Capitol Hill: One minute, she
pitched partisan battles. was at the offices of Sen. Susan Collins
of Maine to urge the lawmaker to vote
Welcome to the new normal: a po-

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against Kavanaugh; the next she was Southern Illinois University Edwards- They don’t like what they see on the of Florida tweeted in defense of Sena-
chanting with fellow protesters on the ville. “Their guard goes up. It’s, ‘How side of the left.” tor Collins, whose decisive vote in
steps of the Supreme Court. dare you do this?’ ” support of Kavanaugh was met with
That surge underscores one short- everything from disappointment and
One video shows Ms. Turkos con- Minutes before Turkos walks into term consequence of confrontational derision to vulgar calls and violent
fronting Sen. Joe Manchin of West Vir- the Hart Building’s foyer, Laura Mur- activism, especially when magnified threats.
ginia – the only Democrat to vote to phy wanders in, wearing a navy T-shirt by social media: Both sides tend to dig
confirm Kavanaugh – at an elevator, that proclaims, in big block letters, in their heels, further shrinking the Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s
asking him why he was supporting the “I stand with Brett.” Her take on the odds of meaningful conversation or wife, Kelley, wrote in a CNN op-ed
nominee. “How do you know how I’m events leading up to the justice’s con- compromise. that she now keeps a loaded gun by
going to vote?” he responds before dis- firmation? “It’s shameful,” she says. “I her bed after violent encounters with
appearing into the lift. see a lot of disrespect for authority. I Some conservatives warn that by protesters, including at a Washington,
don’t see civil discourse.” harrying public officials, protesters are D.C. airport a week ago. Majority lead-
On Friday morning, Turkos sits on a endangering the very notion of repre- er Mitch McConnell described Repub-
bench at the atrium of the Hart Senate She adds that the antagonism from sentative government. “The only way lican senators as being “literally under
Office Building. Her sharp black blazer liberal activists has only served to fire that we have any power is if our mem- assault” during the hearings.
and bright red lipstick project strength, up Republicans ahead of November’s bers of Congress are free to act accord-
but Turkos – a rape survivor – admits to elections, when Democrats are expect- ing to the wishes of their constituents,” The Republican response has in
feeling broken. She’s devastated that the ed to turn out in record numbers in a writes political historian Jay Cost for turn further enraged the other side.
senators put Kavanaugh on the bench. bid to retake the House. Conservatives, the National Review. Ms. Epps-Addison, who was among
She questions putting herself through Ms. Murphy says, “are going to come the protesters who confronted Sena-
the agony of retelling, and reliving, her out and vote in the midterm elections. Lawmakers themselves have spo- tor Paul at the airport, says it’s not ac-
own trauma. ken out. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tivists’ job to make lawmakers or even
Alison Turkos of New York wears fellow citizens feel comfortable. Not
“But I don’t know what else to do,” a pink button supporting Christine when there are people suffering be-
Turkos says. “The only option that’s left Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto Univer- cause of the decisions public officials
is for me to come to them.” sity professor who accused Su- make.
preme Court Justice Brett Kavana-
Her experience, echoed by other ugh of sexual assault in testimony “Maybe they do feel attacked,”
activists, is central to the strategies during his confirmation hear- ings, Turkos says of senators. “But guess
that organizations like the Center for at the Hart Senate Office Building what? I feel attacked.“
Popular Democracy have been honing in Washington, D.C.
for the past year. Their idea is to train As yet, there’s hardly incentive for
people, mostly women, to create situ- Laura Murphy shows her support anyone to back off. With the mid-
ations where they can confront their for Supreme Court Justice Brett Ka- terms a month away, candidates and
elected officials about their concerns vanaugh with a shirt and button at supporters are doubling down on
and broadcast the exchange to the the Hart Senate Office Building. their positions. They’re using social
world. media to boost the us-versus-them
mentality, and – because the most
Called “bird-dogging,” the tactic extreme, emotional, and moralis-
draws from civil rights-era civil disobe- tic proclamations are often the ones
dience strategies and is meant to both with the biggest payoff – pushing the
hold lawmakers accountable in public narrative that democracy itself is at
spaces and empower individuals to stake.
stand up to authority.
Other observers point to the fact
“What you see is women who are that political participation on the up-
tired of being ignored and using tactics swing is ultimately strengthening, if
that refuse to allow people in power to painful, for the country.
make decisions that impact our lives
without looking in our eyes and rec- “People are engaging. Wherever you
ognizing us as human beings,” says fit on the political spectrum, we’re
Jennifer Epps-Addison, the center’s co- seeing a renaissance of democracy,”
executive director. says Dana Fisher, a sociologist at the
University of Maryland and author of
From a big-picture perspective, this the coming “American Resistance,” a
blend of sit-ins, street marches, and in- book on Trump-era activism. “That’s
your-face confrontations – all amplified got to be good.”
by social media – could be a good thing,
political observers say. It motivates peo- But it’s a political culture that leaves
ple, and when people are motivated, little room for the kind of patience or
they participate in the processes that self-reflection that lead to thoughtful
strengthen a democracy. decisions or compromises. The pace
of technological development, and
Some exchanges, like the one be- therefore political churn, has made it
tween Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and impossible to stop and ask what the
a pair of activists at an elevator, even standards of our interactions with
seem to lead to direct change. The sen- one another should be, much less set
ator later agreed to give a “yes” to ad- those standards. Which then leads
vancing Kavanaugh to a full vote only to more shouting, less listening, and
on the condition that the FBI conduct more division.
an investigation on the sexual assault
allegations against the judge. “People don’t feel heard at all,” says
Deana Rohlinger, a professor of soci-
But Senator Flake, who is retiring, is ology at Florida State University. “’Til
the exception, not the rule. [our leaders] can figure out ways in
which people they’re representing feel
“Most people, if they’re confronted empowered, we can expect a lot more
in a way that they don’t expect or in a interruptions at dinner and confron-
way that they don’t feel is appropriate, tations in the elevator.” 
they’re not receptive to the message,”
says Laurie Rice, a politics professor at

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If the confirmation of Brett became a forum for Bader Ginsburg, who is otherwise
Kavanaugh to the Supreme partisan battles in the a great defender of abortion rights.
Court – and the brutal Senate guise of constitutional Likewise, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s
fight preceding it – raised fears law questions. The jus- more recent opinion recognizing a
that the court may be sliding tices – selected through constitutional right to same-sex mar-
toward alarming partisanship, an increasingly parti- riage was faulted by scholars of both
David Kaplan has some news for san confirmation process – were only too happy parties who argued that he failed to
us all. The court, in his view, lost to take on the cases. Kaplan explains that the result is make clear where in the Constitu-
its legitimacy as an apolitical ar- the kind of court we have today, where justices decide tion or case law he found the consti-
biter of the nation’s most impor- politically fraught disputes along partisan lines on the tutional right to “equal dignity” on
tant constitutional disputes long basis of legal reasoning that amounts to little more than which the marriage right was based.
ago. political preference. Just as damning are Kaplan’s legal
To build his case, Kaplan devotes the first half of the critiques of recent decisions gutting
In his book “The Most Danger- book to illustrating the political theater of recent confir- Voting Rights Act protections for mi-
ous Branch,” Kaplan describes mation hearings. He provides minor anecdotes intend- nority voters (notwithstanding Con-
the American system of govern- ed to reveal the healthy egos of the men and women gress’s overwhelmingly bipartisan
ment as providing a distinctly lim- on the current court. Many of the stories of lunchtime endorsement of the law) and anti-
ited role for the unelected mem- chats among the justices and their clerks are too slight corruption laws regulating campaign finance (regula-
bers of the Supreme Court. The to convey meaningful insights. Still, for a court where tions that had also won bipartisan support). In all of
justices could properly weigh in to a figure like Justice Hugo “Ego” Black served for more these cases, the justices struck down popular, demo-
interpret only rights made explicit than three decades, it is not hard to believe that mod- cratically enacted laws not because the Constitution
in the text of the Constitution, such esty is an elusive trait. or the court’s prior cases required it but because, as
as Fourth Amendment protections The book’s latter half provides the bulk of Kaplan’s ar- Kaplan argues, the five justices in the bare majority
from unreasonable searches and gument, focusing on a handful of the Supreme Court’s didn’t like what those laws did.
seizures. The court could also step most controversial decisions since Roe – from Bush v. Yet the story Kaplan presents here – that a “run-
in to protect the rights of minorities, for the Constitu- Gore to Citizens United – to show how the justices take away court” has wrongly seized power from elected
tion’s framers recognized that the popular will could and rule on cases that they have, in Kaplan’s view, no legislatures and thereby “squandered its institutional
not always be trusted to safeguard the basic rights of legitimate role in deciding, and on the basis of legal rea- capital” – is easier to argue than to prove. Even setting
a disfavored group. And the court could intervene to soning that only barely masks partisan goals. aside his contested view of the court’s proper role, his
make sure that the crucial processes of democracy, The small set of high-profile 5-to-4 opinions Ka- attack on the Supreme Court’s recent behavior is hard
such as voting and elections, were running smoothly. plan highlights are deserving targets. The ill-defined to credit on his own terms. Accepting, as Kaplan does,
Beyond that, Kaplan maintains, all other questions of constitutional basis for the right to abortion set forth that the court has some role to play in policing laws
public debate were to be left to the rough and tumble of in Roe has earned criticism even from Justice Ruth that harm minority or disadvantaged populations,
electoral politics. In key respects, Kaplan’s portrayal of cases involving gay rights and even reproductive free-
the court’s role conflicts with the view of many scholars doms seem quite plausibly within the proper realm of
of the court and the Constitution. judicial concern. Likewise, cases on campaign finance
and voting rights squarely address questions related
Kaplan argues that the Supreme Court remained to preserving democratic processes, an area that Ka-
within the limits he outlines, with few exceptions, for plan also believes falls within the court’s purview. It
much of its history, until its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. is certainly possible to criticize the outcomes in these
In that case, Kaplan contends, the justices got fully into cases and the logic of the opinions the justices pro-
the business of recognizing individual rights that are duced. But those complaints are different from Ka-
not explicitly listed in the Constitution, without logi- plan’s claim that the court acted in a constitutionally
cally or persuasively explaining why the Constitution illegitimate way in engaging the cases at all. 
should be read to protect a right to abortion. “Roe v.
Wade … was an inflection point for the Court,” Kaplan THE MOST DANGEROUS BRANCH
writes, “when the justices needlessly placed themselves
in the middle of a matter best left to the democratically INSIDE THE SUPREME COURT’S ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION
accountable branches.”
In Kaplan’s telling, Roe radicalized Republicans who REVIEW BY DEBORAH PEARLSTEIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
began to view the court as a political institution and the
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Bonz’s Irish eyes smile at Red, one funny puppy

Hi Dog Buddies! “To keep us siblings from missin’

This week I innerviewed a totally each other an getting’ all droopy, we
joyful, frenly Irish Setter puppy, Red
Simpson, who’s full of fun an smiles. have a Facebook page: me, Rafi, Clo-
Even though he’s just a sprout, 10
months old, he’s 65 pounds, an taller ver, Reagan, Tiger, Malley, Penny, Ka-
than me. He hasn’t quite grown into
his legs, but already runs like one of tie an our humans. We Keep In Touch
those thoroughbred horses. He still
acts like a sprout, though. an we’re gonna try to ackshully get

Red had sent me a woof-mail, invit- together, too.”
ing me for a visit, an right away I knew
it’d be a fun innerview. He wrote, “My “Pawsome Dog Biscuits!”
name is Red, I bed you can’t guess
why,” an included a picksure of him “One time, at the Dog Park, I was
with his litter Mom: two bee-ooti-ful
pooches, with the sunshine reflectin’ sayin’ hello to this nice human, an he
off their dazzlin’ red coats.
asked Mom if I could come visit him
Soon as we knocked, the door
opened an there he was, waggin’ an his frens. So we DID. They live in
and wigglin’ an jumpin.’ He had long
feathery-fluffy tail an legs, anna red a big house called a nursing home.
collar an leash. Looked like a movie
star. It was great. They said, ‘Hey, there’s

“Hi, Mr. Bonzo! It’s ME, RED! I’m Red!’ I got to meet lotsa nice humans,
SO ex-CITED! I kept running to the
door all morning! Come’on in. I’m an they were really happy to see me,
tryin’ to ruh-member my MAN-ers.”
too. They were smilin’ an I was smil-
While he was rememberin,’ he
grabbed his leash and did a few laps ing.’ I can’t wait to go back.”
around the table.
“Any special pals?”
“Oh! I know.” He petooied the
leash. “We’re s’pose to do that wag “Oh, woof, yes! My total best fren
thingy. Right?”
is a liddle human, Kenzie, she’s my
“Yep, Red, you got it right. The Wag-
an-Sniff.” cuzzin. She’s 5. She visited for her

After that, Red innerduced his birthday an we had the Best Time. She
Mom an Dad, Tim an Nelva. Just like
any frenly puppy would, Red plopped READ to me. Mostly Garfield. He’s a
himself into my assistant’s lap for
some snuggles, then jumped off and Cat. I never met a real one. I did meet
an resettled in his Dad’s lap, long legs
dangling an his Dad mostly hidden. a landcrab once. I barked an barked.

“I get to talk about me, right Mr. But I didn’t touch it. I mean, have you
SEEN those big, grabby things? They
“Right, Red.”
“Oh, goody. Can I start now?” could bite my nose off!
“OK, so, guess what? I’m duh-send- “My other human fren’s Sharina,
ed from a Movie Star.”
“No Woof? Who?” she’s my trainer. My pooch pals are
“His ackshull name was Red Aye
Scraps, but everybody called him just Dillon, a Yellow Lab; Apollo, a Ca-
Scraps. He starred in that Walt Dis-
ney movie ‘Big Red,’ 392 years ago in tahoula; and my Pooch BFF Abby, a
1962. He played Big Red himSELF. He
was a CHAMP-yun, an he even won a Black Lab.”
special dog Oscar. Isn’t that so Cool
Kibbles?” Red. “Any special toys?”
“Totally! I gotta say, Red, you look
like a movie star yourself. Where are PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE He picked up a soggy yellow some-
you from?”
“Really, Mr. Bonzo? Thanks! I was of us. Our pooch Dad was Guinness thing. “Thith wub!”
born in Alabama, there were eight Big Irish, he was really SOMEthin.’
Mom an Dad went up to look at all Then he petooied it. It was a stuffed
of us. We had different color ribbons
to tell us apart. Mom an Dad wanted Imogie. He left an returned carryin’
the biggest, the red ribbon pupster.
But he was taken, so they picked the a soggy white something else with
next biggest: Thank Lassie! It was ME!
Plus, I had a green ribbon which was boogly eyes.
more Irish. Just to be sure, I laid my
head on Dad’s lap an gave him The “Thith wubs by FABEbrud!”
Puppy Look. No human can resist
that. Also, I gently grabbed his finger That seems fair, right? I also usta Petooey!
with my liddle puppy teeth an held on
so he wouldn’t accidently forget me.” swipe hankies, sox an golf gloves It was a big stuffed flea. I woof you

“That should work. How’d you ad- and put ’em in the yard. Then Mom not! A stuffed flea with boogly eyes
an Dad’d run around gatherin’ ’em wearin’ a T-shirt that said “Bite Me.”
“I really missed my litter, and all
that fluffy-ness. So Mom and Dad back up. They didn’t like that game as I was laughin’ pretty much all the
had this soft red rug and a fluffy Wel-
come Bear for when I arrived.” much as me, tho. way home, just thinkin’ about hap-

“Aww, that was so nice!” “Now I got stuff figured out. I get py Red, the 65-pound lap puppy. An
“Before I learned The Rools, I sorta
crunched stuff. Like the remote. An beach leash walks, an I gotta big thinkin’ if I got a statement T-shirt
shoes. But only one from each pair.
fenced backyard to gallup in. I relax like his stuffed flea had, mine’d pro-

in the grass next to Dad’s chair. It’s bly read, “Where’s the Bread?” Just

called Bonding. Oooo, an Mom an sayin.’ 

Dad took me to see the Clydesdales,

-The Bonzthe gi-normous horses that pull that

fancy wagon fulla beer an have fluffy
feet, cuz I’ve always wanted to meet
the Famous Clydesdales’ Dalmatian,

Brewer. THAT was exciting.

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there is no way to take a discard or score a ruff until the mirror is broken. K85
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.
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).

Now declarer had only one chance: To find West with 3-7-2-1 distribution. South drew
two rounds of trumps, took his minor-suit winners, then led the heart jack. West won,
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
spade. Well envisioned.

"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde"

Silent Film Presentation
Accompanied by

Andrew Galuska, Organ
Sunday, October 28, 2018


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1 Excessive publicity (4) 2 Freshness and vitality (12)
4 Mess (around) (6) 3 Impose (7)
7 Greek letters, N (3) 4 Religious chant (5)
9 Expert (4) 5 Individual teacher (5)
10 Lawyer (8) 6 White heron (5)
11 Nocturnal bird (3) 8 Reduction in inhabitants (12)
12 Burn slightly (4) 14 Thespian (5)
13 Endurance test (8) 15 Rear part (3)
16 Holding irrational beliefs (13) 17 Not processed (3)
19 Inconvenient (8) 18 Whole number (7)
23 Hard wood (4) 20 Aquatic mammal (5)
24 Sheep (3) 21 Consent (5)
25 Arcane (8) 22 Decompose (5)
26 Method of moving (4)
The Telegraph 27 Feeling of wonder (3)
28 Blood vessel (6)
29 Harangue (4)

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

The Telegraph

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ACROSS 92 Wellsian travel medium sneezing The Washington Post
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
12 Joyce Carol 100 Old music note 60 JFK’s marital successor
or Warren 101 Skater Sonja 61 Foreign: prefix
17 Greek letter 103 Lower regions 62 Jiggly dessert
18 SUGAR 104 GATOR 64 Like sushi
21 Dozer’s eye action 108 Give ___ whirl 67 The Steelers, e.g.
22 ORANGE 69 Popular cookie
24 RNA sugar 110 BLUEBONNET 70 Cradled
26 ___ trombone 111 Catch (a crook) 74 Fungus with a spacy name
27 Toe total 112 Silver money once used in 76 Atomic energy
28 ___ long way (last) org., once
29 Land a role (in) China 77 Nickel, for one
30 Sudden wallop 113 Author Deighton 78 Eyeball
31 Car ornament site 114 “___ the loneliest number” 79 Don Juan’s dollar
32 Wall, in Alsace 115 “___ you still here?” 80 Jacuzzi relatives
33 Employer of Columbo and 81 “Oh, excuse me!”
DOWN 83 Conk out
Hunter: abbr. 1 Do a human thing 84 No serf, he
34 Holiday meat 2 You 86 Cheat (sheet)
35 Ghost-to-ghost call? 3 PEACH
37 Once more 4 Bank robbery 87 Tristram Shandy author
39 First fall guy? 5 Heraldic border 93 ___ France
6 T-shirt size choices: abbr. (former province)
40 COTTON 7 Foul-smelling 94 BLT spread
45 The ’eftiest Cartwright 8 “___ else fails ...” 95 H ___ Block
46 Huge amount of medicine 9 Oklahoma city 96 Take a wrong route
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?
57 Baseball honorees, briefly 15 Mysterious things 107 Earth treasure
58 ___ hasty retreat 16 Gateway Arch city 109 Stovepipe sporter
59 White jackets
60 Of an X or Y line 18 Tango minimums BOWL GAMES By Merl Reagle
62 Singer Mitchell 19 Give off
63 Cheerless 20 Concerning
65 “Aw, dat’s a ___ hooey!” 23 Knitter’s material
66 Scheduled anew, 25 LIBERTY
in headlinese 29 Explosion sound
68 “Out of the question!” 30 Jack in Chinatown
70 Wild bunch, ca. 400 A.D. 31 ___ polloi
71 Crazily 34 Holds
72 In ___ (lined up) 35 Famed huffer
73 Really wide shoe size and puffer
75 Actress Patricia 36 Go-aheads
76 Son of 39 Across
77 Sudden taste of winter 38 ROSE
40 Car rescues
80 Sot’s sound 41 Within reach
82 FIESTA 42 Clumsy oaf
85 Tee cry 43 European who gets rich in
86 Honors your invitation
88 The rocks India
89 Type of tickler 44 Latch on to
90 Salamanders 47 Vacate a DC-10
91 Part of ERA: abbr. 50 Lacking definition?
52 Legislator: abbr.
53 “Now ___ me down to sleep”
54 SUN
55 The Fred that Edison filmed

The Telegraph

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She wants mom in the delivery room. Is that a problem?

BY CAROLYN HAX – Enough of a “Bulldog”: The only thing that had be wise to think and talk about this without hold-
Washington Post me reaching for a feminist grenade (I keep them ing back, drawing from all relevant information
on my desk, next to the bonbons) was your stupid about their own strengths and weaknesses and the
Hi, Carolyn: aside about feminist grenades. Come on. Every- strengths and weaknesses of the potential birth at-
So, I’m a guy with a serious girl- thing else about your letter says you’re better than tendant – and come to the decision that suits them
friend. No children, but it’s been that. best as long as it comports with relevant hospital
talked about – after marriage, policy. The bearer of the child gets the tiebreaker
which has also been talked about. A bit shaky on history, though. Women across vote; you’re right about that part for sure.
Mid-30s. time have gone through labor with the support of
And my girlfriend told me her preference is to have other women. So yes, it is “a thing.” It’s also possible for a woman to find her mother/
her mom in the delivery room with me when the sister/mother-in-law/friend useful or comforting
time comes. That doesn’t mean it has to be your and your without snubbing the partner in the room; medi-
Let’s just say, I’m mid-processing how I feel about maybe-someday-wife’s thing. Each couple would cal staff are already there, right? It’s a team effort re-
this. On one hand, my girlfriend would be the one gardless. Labors can be long, and their demands on
doing all the work. So, whatever makes her comfort- a support team extensive. One is the hand-holder,
able. And her mom and I get along. Hey, anything say, and one is the fetcher of things.
that spares me a headache I should be on board
with, right? Her mom can also be in the room for the hours of
But, my gut tells me this is a moment I would want labor – the support marathon – and step out for the
to be just the two of us. Also, one reason my girlfriend sprint of the actual birth, to preserve that moment
wants her mom in the room is because she doesn’t for you.
feel I would be enough of a “bulldog” (which she says
in most other situations is a good thing). I’m biased, There is just no one answer that’s “right” – except
but I’m confident in my ability to step up and proac- for you both to be honest with each other and with
tively advocate for my girlfriend mid-chaos. yourselves, and for you both to feel heard and re-
Now I’m making this some sort of litmus test. If she spected.
doesn’t trust me in the delivery room, then what does
that say about us? Is it really a thing that grandmas So don’t brush off the “bulldog” thing, or even
are in the delivery room (said ducking for cover from postpone it till gestation time. That’s your real issue
feminist grenades)? Any help would be appreciated. here: What does this say about “us” (including joint
– Enough of a “Bulldog”
It’s the right question to pose to her, and answer
for yourself by observing day-to-day life. See what
she says about your role in your lives together, then
let actions confirm what she means. 

For many, seeing Dr. Mandese
is the right vision decision

26 Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


For many, seeing Dr. Mandese is the right vision decision


When Jane took her husband for his ‘Your eyes are the
annual eye exam, she had no idea it window to your
would be a lifesaving decision. health; this is the only

Indian Harbour Beach Optome-
trist Dr. LeAnn Mandese, O.D., found

plaque in his eye. She recommended

place that the bloodadditional tests that showed he had an
80 percent blockage in his left carotid

vessels can be seen inartery and a 50 percent blockage in his

right carotid artery. real time.’
“He had the surgery to clear the

blockage and is doing great,” Jane said. – Dr. LeAnn Mandese
“Everyone, even the doctors, were

amazed to find out that our eye doctor

found the blockage and sent us for fur-

ther testing.” At her practice, Atlantis Vi-

An annual eye exam can save your sion Center in Indian Harbour

life. Dr. Mandese can attest to it. Beach, Mandese has seen a Dr. LeAnn Mandese with Toni Austin.

According to the Centers for Disease wide variety of conditions in PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER

Control, 61 million adults are at high her patients – previously un- I wouldn’t know the damage it is doing
and that I would want to make time.”
risk for vision loss, yet only half went detected. Last names are not
Lynn had surgery and the tumor was
for an annual eye examination. And being used to protect patient confi- did have other medical issues, endur- removed.

while many may think of these visits as dentiality. ing a lifetime of vague symptoms that “Thank God for Dr. Mandese or I
would have lost sight in my eye,” Lynn
routine, your optometrist can uncover Patients like Lauren, who says she seemed completely unrelated and went said. “I no longer take my vision for
granted and I will be forever grateful.”
more than just eyesight issues, an exam always had great vision. So great, she undiagnosed.
With her patients, Mandese always
can also lead to the discovery of dan- thought, that at the age of 37 she’d only On a friend’s recommendation, she emphasizes there is a host of informa-
tion to be garnered during a complete
gerous disease and other health issues. seen an optometrist once. But Lauren made an appointment for a routine eye eye exam that serves as an indication of
your overall health.
exam with Mandese.
“The perception of the eye exam is
“I left with something more valuable that it is to create an eyeglass prescrip-
tion, but the reality is that it can be
Collins & Montz than I can put into words,” Lauren said. lifesaving or life-changing,” she said.
“Dr. Mandese was the first doctor of any “Your eyes are the window to your
DCOESMNETTICI&SFTAMRILYY kind to notice all the pieces of my medi- health; this is the only place that the
cal puzzle as just that, a puzzle to be blood vessels can be seen in real time.”
solved, deliberately and intentionally.”
She explained that the optic nerve is
It turns out, Lauren was suffering an extension of the brain, therefore she
from several autoimmune diseases. is looking at the back of the eye, along
with the front of the brain.
“Dr. Mandese looked at my eyes and
Mandese also encourages parents to
Experience the fusion of traditional saw that something wasn’t as it should start having their children’s dilated eye
be,” Lauren said. “She was thorough exams, not screenings, by the age of 2 –
at the latest.
values and modern dentistry. and precise, she educated me along the
way, but above all her compassion and “This is something that every parent
should know and do,” Mandese said.
At Collins & Montz, DMD, obvious care for her patients made an “A child cannot tell you that they can’t
indelible mark on me as a person, and see and even when they do start to talk,
we will focus on improving every aspect of your smile for optimal appearance, on my overall health.” their perception of vision is only based
function, and comfort through our general family dentistry, and restorative on what they know.”
procedures such as dental implants. Our comprehensive range of services and When Lynn went to see Mandese, she
dedication of quality set us apart. Call today to schedule your appointment. made it clear that this was just a rou- In addition to comprehensive eye ex-
tine visit and emphasized there was no ams and eye care, Atlantis Vision Cen-
ter offers a wide variety of eyeglasses
need to dilate her eyes, explaining she choices and designer frames.

had recently undergone Lasik surgery Atlantis Vision Center is located at
2194 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour
and her sight was good. Beach. The licensed opticians on staff
have over 50 years of experience. The
“I was really busy and not thrilled phone number is 321-777-1670. 

about blurry vision the rest of the day,”

Lynn said. “But she convinced me that

my eyes were just as important as my

other wellness exams.”

During the exam she could see that

Lynn’s retina was bleeding and discov-

ered a tumor.

Mandese immediately referred her

to a retina specialist.

“I told her I was really busy and did

not have time and I felt if I did not have

524 OCEAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE BEACH, FL 32951 pain I must be OK,” Lynn said. “She
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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 27


Queasy does it: Causes and cures for motion sickness

STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST • Don’t smoke or sit near smokers. of ginger have helped
• Before your travel begins, take mo- some. There’s an acu-
Q. What causes motion sickness? tion sickness medicine recommended puncture point of the
by your physician. There are over-the- wrist that provides
Many people – including me – suf- counter drugs. There is also prescrip- relief of nausea dur-
fer nausea when traveling by boat, car tion medicine in an adhesive patch or ing pregnancy and af-
or airplane. It also happens on rides in in oral form. ter chemotherapy, but
amusement parks and playgrounds. • There are other treatments for mo- there is contradictory
The symptoms of motion sickness are tion sickness that may benefit some evidence about its ef-
caused by conflicting messages arriv- people, but they have not been proven fectiveness in treating
ing at the central nervous system. to be consistently effective. High levels motion sickness. 

Different parts of your body let your
brain know where you are and what
you’re doing. The inner ears let you
know if you’re turning, or moving
forward-backward, side-to-side and
up-and-down. The eyes also monitor
the directions of motion and where
the body is in space, such as upside
down. Skin pressure receptors tell you
what part of the body is touching the
ground. The muscle and joint sensory
receptors tell what parts of the body
are moving.

If all the signals tell the same story,
there are no problems. However, sup-
pose you’re below deck in a heaving
sea. Your body is getting information
that the boat is moving violently. But
your eyes see the unmoving walls of
your cabin. If you are susceptible to
motion sickness, this below-deck sce-
nario is almost guaranteed to make
you look for a porthole to get rid of
your last meal.

How about the example of reading
in the car? Well, your body is picking
up all kinds of cues that you’re in mo-
tion, but your eyes see only the un-
moving pages of your book.

Here are some tips to avoid motion

• Always ride where your eyes will
see the same motion that your body
senses. For example, sit in the front
seat of the car and look out the wind-
shield to distant scenery; don’t stare
at the rapidly passing telephone
poles outside the passenger window.
I prefer driving so I am forced to look
straight ahead.

• If you’re on a boat, go up on deck
and watch the horizon. Request a cabin
in the forward or middle of the ship, or
on the upper deck.

• On an airplane, sit by the window
and look outside. Also, choose a seat
over the wings where there is the least
motion. Direct the air vent at your

• On a train, take a seat near the front
and next to a window. Face forward.

• Minimize head movement.
• Avoid strong odors and spicy or
greasy foods immediately before and
during your travel. Don’t overeat.

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Bizzarro: Much more than famous pizza and subs

[email protected]
I’d venture a guess that nearly every
beachside resident has stumbled into
“The Original Bizzarro Famous NY Piz-
za” at the Indialantic boardwalk for a
slice or a sub and a cold drink after a day
at the beach, or for a pie to take home. We
have, many times.

What we had not done until earlier
this month was to order any of the
entrees, listed on the menu as “Din-
ners.” If you haven’t expanded your
horizons to consider the full Ital-
ian menu at Bizzarro, you have been
missing out on a lot.

Bizzarro is a local institution that’s
been around for nearly 30 years, so
long that Mayor Dave Berkman had
the name of the street in front of the
eatery changed to Bizzarro Way. Dur-
ing that time, it hasn’t changed much
– because it doesn’t have to. It’s not
one of those trendy places that is al-
ways changing the menu or decor to
try to tap into some new segment of
the market. Would your Grandma
change what came out of her kitchen
on a whim? Nope. Because you go to
Grandma’s for all her classic goodness.

Antipasto Pasta with Cheese Pizza.
Salad. Meatballs.
Like Grandma’s, Bizzarro is one huge The red sauce at Bizzarro is the per- skipped libations this time, but those Mon. through Wed., Fri. & Sat.
family that opens its arms to the greater fect balance of sweet and tangy, just are pretty great drink prices by beach-
community. They support local chari- the right amount of garlic and herbs to side standards. Maybe next time. Also 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
ties and scouts, and rally around when complement the main element of the on our to-try list for next time are the Thurs. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
someone close is sick or in need. dish, in this case the eggplant, but not seafood entrees and the homemade Sunday 12 p.m.- 10 p.m.
to overpower it. Served on a bed of al desserts. The tiramisu and cannoli
We love the casual, friendly atmo- dente spaghetti, the leftovers of this looked way too tasty. BEVERAGES
sphere. It’s the kind of place where very generous portion tasted even bet- Beer & Wine
when you ask what the special of the ter warmed up. One note about Bizzarro, bring cash –
day is, the cashier turns to the cook or at least an ATM card. The restaurant ADDRESS
next to him and says, “This guy over My dining companion, a longtime takes no plastic, but does have a cash 4 Wavecrest Ave, Indialantic
here, he’s pretty special.” And when you Indialantic local already a huge fan of machine in the corner should you need
ask if they have soup you get a few lines the pizza, decided to join me in trying it. Oh, and bring change for the parking PHONE
out of a Seinfeld episode. something different and ordered the meter (25 cents buys you 12 minutes) so 321-724-4799
ravioli ($10.95). Served along with a gen- you can relax and enjoy good conversa-
I ordered the eggplant rollatini erous portion of garlic bread and a crisp tion with your dining companions, plus
($12.95) and was delighted with my garden salad, the ravioli tasted fresh those long Italian good-byes that might
food. Eggplant is kind of my litmus test and home-cooked, stuffed with a tasty cost you an extra quarter or two.
for Italian restaurants. Not everybody cheese filling and covered with tomato
gets it right, but the eggplant at Biz- sauce and melted Parmesan. I welcome your comments, and en-
zarro is just the way I like it. Perfectly courage you to send feedback to me at
ripe, thinly sliced with just enough of You can get a cold draught beer by [email protected]
the cheeses. This is a great dish if you the 24-ounce cup ($5) or the pitcher
love eggplant but are trying to avoid ($11), or a glass of red or white vino The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
the breaded and fried version, egg- ($3.50) to accompany your meal. We dines anonymously at restaurants at the
plant parm. were both going back to work and expense of this newspaper. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 18, 2018 29


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Please send calendar information 22 New Neighbors of South Brevard
at least two weeks prior to your Beaches plays MAHJONGG at Papa-
gallo’s in Satellite Beach each Monday at 12:15
event to pm. For information on joining the club contact
Toni Hanussey at [email protected]
[email protected]
19 Satellite Beach Recreation and Satel-
OCTOBER lite Beach Police Athletic League are
joining forces for Food Trucks and Movie on the
18-31 Coasters Pub’s Oktoberfest 24 Satellite Beach United Methodist Fall and Halloween Events Green this fun night! Decorate a cardboard car to
featuring 20+ taps of Ger- Church Truck of Treat, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. enter into our “car show” prior to our “drive-in”
man bier and German food specials all month, at 450 Lee Avenue (church is on Jackson Ave 27 Halloween Parade, 11 a.m. to noon movie! Make your car at home or join us Friday,
Coasters Pub & Biergarten, 971 East Eau Gallie across from Satellite High Football Stadium). Free at Rossetter House Museum and Gar- October 12th for a Cardboard Box Car night at
Blvd. food, trackless train, pony rides and more. dens in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Brush off the Teen Zone. Purchase dinner from local food
your broomsticks, the event is free and open to trucks, serving from 5pm-9pm in the DRS parking
18-28 Boo at the Zoo, 5:30 p.m. se- 26 Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Trunk the public. Join our costume parade and join us lot. There will be “cardboard car show” and kid’s
lect evenings at the Brevard or Treat, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Gleason Park. for some treats, games and prizes! Call or email activities prior to the movie at dusk. Bring your
Zoo with entertainment, activities and more Hot dogs and drinks while they last. Church for to RSVP: (321) 254-9855 own blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a movie
than 30 treat stations. the Beach movie in the park to follow. under the stars with family and friends. Featuring
[email protected] a FREE showing of the movie Cars 3! Location:
20 Fall Festival at Melbourne Beach Pub- 26 Adult Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt, 8 to 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach.
lic Library on A1A and Ocean Ave. The 10 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 27 City of Melbourne Police Department
fun starts at 10 a.m. with crafts, games, goodies ages 18 and older, $10 per person with limited Trunk or Treat 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front 20 Space Coast Annual Boy Scout Golf
and storytime. Kids should register at (321)956- tickets available. Call (321)608-7400. of Melbourne City Hall, with police vehicles and Tournament, 7:30 a.m. registration
5642 with Youth Services and come in costume, touch-a-truck opportunities. Then kids are invited for 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch to fol-
if possible. 27 Oktoberfest German Dinner, 6 p.m. to head over to Downtown Melbourne to trick or low at Indian River Colony Club, 1963 Free-
at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic treat as many of the merchants will be handing dom Drive, Melbourne. Entry fee $80 per
20 Melbourne Beach Volunteer Fire De- Church, 6 p.m. in the Life Center. Roast Pork out candy. player/$320 per foursome, sponsorships avail-
partment Haunted House, 5 to 9 p.m. Loin with gravy, herbed potatoes, green beans able starting at $200 hole sponsor to $2,500
at 507 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach. Admis- and spaetzle, salad, rolls, dessert coffee and 31 A Vero Harry Potter Halloween, 3:30 presenting sponsor, to benefit the Central
sion is free, food and drinks will be available tea. German beer and wine will be available p.m. at Satellite Beach Library for ages Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America. For
for sale. for sale. Adult tickets $12 in advance (after 5 and older. Sorting hat, games, trivia and craft. more information, go to www.scoutingevent.
Mass or in the church office) or $15 at the com/083-spacecoastgolf or email Kevin.
20-28 Wichman Farms Fall Festival, door, kids $5 in advance or $7 at the door. To 31 Halloween Block Party on Sherwood Ave- [email protected].
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays benefit Holy Name School. nue with Spooky and The Creeps band. The
and Sundays, 930 S. John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne. street famous for Christmas is having a Halloween 31 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support
Games, crafts, petting zoo, eight-foot slide, face party. Festivities start at 6 p.m., kid and adult-friendly Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
painting, costume contests for children and pets, concert at 350 Sherwood Avenue, Satellite Beach. the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel-
free pumpkins and candy. BBQ and bake sale. Ad- bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call
mission $10 per child, parents free. Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details.

Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN NOVEMBER
in October 11, 2018 Edition 1 FOREIGN 1 FLASHPOINT
5 SICK 2 REVERIE 3 The League of Women Voters of the
7 ANVIL 3 IDLE Space Coast (LWVSC) “Party at the Polls”
8 THORAX 4 NUTMEG 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiwanis Island Park, Mer-
10 HARK 5 SNOWDROP ritt Island, FL 32952. A fun, family event de-
11 VENDETTA 6 CRAFT signed to highlight civic engagement and the
13 OCELOT 9 GAMEKEEPER important act of voting on the last day of early
14 GOATEE 12 MONOPOLY voting prior to the mid-term elections. Enter-
17 NOTIONAL 15 TOOMUCH tainment, activities for children, as well as free
19 CONE 16 BANGUP food and beverages while supplies last. Spon-
21 SOLONG 18 TOOTH sored by Civic Nation https://votetogetherusa.
22 EQUIP 20 VEST org through their #VoteTogether campaign.
23 WHEY Participation is free, the event will be entirely
24 PITCHER nonpartisan, and open to all members of the
Brevard community.
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Charming duplex available in St. Andrews Village

[email protected]

A light and airy duplex that’s walk-
ing distance to both the Indian River
and Atlantic Ocean in Melbourne
Beach provides the best of Brevard’s
south beach living at an affordable

The split-floor plan unit at 120
Caledonia Ave. in the gated St. An-
drews Village development features
crisp, clean Mediterranean archi-
tecture and makes efficient use of
its 1,319 square feet under air, with
1,596 square feet under roof. Vaulted
ceilings throughout contribute to the
feeling of spaciousness.

A number of details gives this is-
land home a high-end feel, including
skylights in the kitchen and dual van-
ity sinks in master bathroom suite,
which is also equipped with walk-
in closets. The eat-in kitchen has a
breakfast bar. Hurricane shutters are

The unit’s living area has been ex-
panded substantially by the addition
of a glassed-in lanai accessed from
the living room and master bedroom
suite, and a concrete slab porch add-
ed outside near the front door.

The view from the condo takes in
live oaks along quiet streets of im-
maculately maintained landscap-
ing. Community amenities include
a heated freeform pool, community
fishing pier and a designated kayak

Sellers and 18-year residents Joan
and Bob Bartlett were originally sea-
sonal, like the majority of those in the
complex. Joan would stay through
the winter with Bob going back and
forth to Massachusetts for work.

The couple moved to Melbourne
Beach full time when Bob retired
two years ago, although they main-
tain their house up north. They plan

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Duplex, St. Andrews Village
Bedrooms: Three bedrooms
Bathrooms: Two full bathrooms

Year built: 1994
Concrete block, stucco
Acreage: 0.13 acres
Square footage:
1,319 square feet, living;
1,595 square feet, total
Features: Eat-in kitchen with
breakfast bar, cathedral/vaulted
ceilings, ceiling fans, sky lights,
walk-in closets, master bath-
room double sinks, walk in
shower, laundry, lanai enclosed
with glass, patio slab, storm
shutters, one-car attached

Listing agency:
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s
International Realty
Listing agent:
Elizabeth Morris, 321-704-0493
Listing price: $349,000

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to move nearby. Winter living at St. Andrews Vil- “It’s such a great community. It’s one,” Bartlett said.
The porch and lanai enclosure lage was made more pleasurable for an extremely friendly neighborhood Listing agent Elizabeth Morris said
the couple by complex amenities and and we’re always doing something
the couple added provides valuable planned or spontaneous group activ- very social. We go for sunset cocktails the 44-unit complex is full of long-
space for entertaining. ities, she said. There also is an ongo- and we have a beach crossover and time residents who love the com-
ing agreement for use of some facili- we would go over as a group.” munity and tend to stay put. “These
“Our lanai is our favorite room. We ties at Aquarina Beach and Country don’t come up on the market very of-
had it expanded and glass put in it. Club located just north of the com- At the same time, there are “times ten,’’ she said.
It’s not under air but you can open plex. of the year when you can spend all
the doors and it extends the living day on the beach and not see any- The 3-bedroom, 2-bath unit is be-
room,’’ Joan Bartlett said. ing offered for $349,000. 

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Tariffs may lead to costly headaches for home builders

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST the tariffs” on imports from China. ing $2,000 to the price of a typical new cent of the materials in major kitchen or
Bill Millholland, executive vice pres- home, Logan said. Kitchen cabinet bathroom remodels are now affected by
Thinking about remodeling your prices have undergone multiple in- the tariffs. If a project is expected to cost
home – redoing a bathroom or the ident of Case Design/Remodeling, said creases in recent months. Millholland $100,000, for instance, then $40,000 of
kitchen? Or maybe purchasing a new “we try to be honest with clients” but said they are already adding “signifi- the products in the job could be subject
home from a builder? Or simply buy- the tariff situation “puts us in a quan- cant” bumps to the prices of custom to tariffs, whether this year’s 10 percent
ing new appliances? dary. Do we bake in the 10 percent” cabinetry along with other compo- tariffs or next year’s 25 percent.
increase expected from suppliers of
Then get ready to dig deeper into nent increases. The “dirty little secret” The Chinese and Canadian tariffs
your wallet as the Trump administra- Chinese products, or, looking months in the industry is that “vendors started are not the only ones worrying build-
tion’s new $200 billion in tariffs begin to ahead, “do we bake in 25 percent?” to ramp up prices” on various compo- ers and remodelers. The adminis-
flow through to hundreds of the prod- nents even before the latest round of tration has also imposed 25 percent
ucts that go into your planned project. The Canadian wood tariffs are es- tariffs took effect, he noted. tariffs on steel imported from many
They range from iron nails to flooring pecially troublesome for remodels countries and 10 percent tariffs on
to granite countertops, tiles, sinks, roof- that involve extensive framing and Millholland estimated that 40 per- aluminum. According to a study by
ing, cement, paints, cabinets, wooden carpentry work. They’re already add- Freedonia Group, a market research
and steel doors, windows, lighting, ap- firm, these tariffs are affecting prices
pliances, and much more. And get ready on “most indoor and outdoor kitchen
to negotiate with remodelers and build- appliances” to varying degrees based
ers about “allowances” and escalation on how much steel or aluminum they
clauses as vendor pricing and availabil- use. They include stoves and ranges,
ity of these imports become more diffi- ovens, refrigerators, freezers, gas grills,
cult to predict. among others. Together, according to
Freedonia, they “have the potential to
New estimates from the National upend a product market that account-
Association of Home Builders indi- ed for more than $18 billion in sales in
cate that of the 6,000 items on the list the U.S. in 2016.” Sales could “slump as
of goods imported from China that are consumers decide a new fridge or stove
now subject to tariffs, 463 are “ubiq- isn’t worth the price.”
uitous” in home construction and re-
modeling. They total about $10 billion The sobering bottom line: The tar-
in expenditures a year nationwide. If iff war is on. Building and remodeling
the White House raises the tariff to 25 are getting whacked, and the costs to
percent from the current 10 percent you could go even higher soon. 
early next year as threatened, “the
industry-wide cost increase would be MORTGAGE RATES SOAR TO SEVEN-YEAR HIGHS
$2.5 billion,” said David Logan, direc-
tor of tax and trade policy analysis for STORY BY KATHY ORTON WASHINGTON POST Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. gage rates were around 5 percent.
the home builders group. “Markets tend to move in fits and Danielle Hale, chief economist at Re-
Mortgage rates are at their highest spurts, with sharp movements often, expects rates to rise to that
Tim Ellis, president of T.W. Ellis in levels since April 2011. followed by brief retreats, as we’ve level next week.
Forest Hill, Md., a remodeling firm seen over the past few days. But there
that specializes in kitchens and home According to the latest data re- is no doubt that the trend is decisively CONTINUED ON PAGE 39
additions, estimated that the latest leased last Thursday by Freddie higher, and comments from several
round of tariffs – along with the exist- Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average Fed officials bolstered the notion that
ing levies on Canadian lumber – now jumped to 4.90 percent with an aver- the American economy can with-
affect somewhere between 15 percent age 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to stand higher rates.”
and 20 percent of the products in a a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan
typical project for his firm. They have amount.) The 19-basis-point jump (a Mortgage rates are influenced by
the potential to increase costs to the basis point is 0.01 percentage point) many factors but significantly by in-
consumer by anywhere from 5 per- was the largest one-week spike in the vestors’ expectations. A strong econ-
cent to 10 percent or more, depending 30-year rate since November 2016, omy tends to cause home loan rates
upon what the client selects. when it increased 37 basis points. The to increase. One way to predict where
30-year fixed rate was 4.71 percent a rates are headed is to track the move-
“We are trying to absorb as much week ago and 3.91 percent a year ago. ment of long-term bonds, particularly
as we can until it starts to really im- the 10-year Treasury.
pact our bottom line,” he told me. But The 15-year fixed-rate average
like other remodeling firms, Ellis is climbed to 4.29 percent with an av- When yields go up, mortgage rates
also including flexible “allowances” erage 0.5 point. It was 4.15 percent a tend to follow, and the yield on the 10-
in contracts that, in the event of big week ago and 3.21 percent a year ago. year bond has been on an upswing re-
price hikes to tariff-affected prod- The five-year adjustable rate average cently. It grew to 3.23 percent on last
ucts, give clients the flexibility to rose to 4.07 percent with an average Friday, rising 14 basis points since the
shift to alternative products that are 0.3 point. It was 4.01 percent a week start of the month. It has retreated the
not subject to the add-on levies. ago and 3.16 percent a year ago. past couple of days but still is hover-
ing around 3.2 percent.
For example, if the quartz or gran- “Strong employment and payroll
ite specified in the original job by the data releases met analysts’ expecta- The last time the yield on the 10-
client has the potential to become tions, providing more evidence of a year Treasury was this high, mort-
much more expensive – or difficult to booming U.S. economy,” said Aaron
obtain – the contract might contain
language that allows a shift to alter-
native sources that are not subject to
tariffs. Ellis calls it “skating around

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11

The first full week of October saw a quickening of the real estate pace in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Satellite Beach led the way with 10 sales, closely followed by Melbourne Beach with 9 and Indian
Harbour Beach with 8. Indialantic reported 5 transactions.
The featured sale of the week was of a home with third-floor ocean views in Melbourne Beach. The
residence at 105 Cortez Street was placed on the market Aug. 8 with a price of $659,000. The price was later
lowered to $625,000. The sale closed Oct. 11 for $612,500.
Both the seller and the purchaser in the transaction were represented by Todd Ostrander of RE/MAX Elite.



HARBOR EAST SEC 3 AM 452 SANDY KEY 9/24/2018 $970,000 $950,000 10/9/2018 $605,000
TURTLE BAY 219 LOGGERHEAD DR 3/19/2018 $629,000 $619,000 $41,920 $475,000
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 209 6TH AVE 6/30/2018 $559,900 $529,990 10/9/2018


INDIALANTIC SEC G 901 S PALM AVE 6/5/2018 $499,000 $449,000 10/5/2018 $432,000
PIPER PALMS 349 FRANKLYN AVE 8/8/2018 $399,900 $399,900 10/9/2018 $395,000
INDIALANTIC OAKS 2423 SEA AVE 8/3/2018 $349,900 $349,900 10/5/2018 $337,500


HARBOUR LIGHTS PH1 104 ISLAND VIEW DR 10/9/2018 $749,000 $749,000 10/9/2018 $730,000
SLEEPY LAGOON 473 SAILFISH COVE 5/14/2018 $645,000 $610,000 10/5/2018 $580,000
LANTANA OCEANFRONT 1791 HIGHWAY A1A 1202 4/20/2018 $539,900 $524,900 10/10/2018 $490,000

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Indian Landing Riverside, Address: 420 Moray Pl Subdivision: Breakers West Condo, Address: 2050 Atlantic St 326

Listing Date: 7/13/2018 Listing Date: 8/28/2018
Original Price: $295,000 Original Price: $230,000
Recent Price: $295,000 Recent Price: $235,000
Sold: 10/11/2018 Sold: 10/10/2018
Selling Price: $275,000 Selling Price: $235,000
Listing Agent: David Settgast Listing Agent: Wendy Murray

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Jean Newekk Gibbs Baum

Waterview Realty Services LLC Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: Turtle Bay, Address: 219 Loggerhead Dr Subdivision: Harbour Lights Ph1, Address: 104 Island View Dr

Listing Date: 3/19/2018 Listing Date: 10/9/2018
Original Price: $629,000 Original Price: $749,000
Recent Price: $619,000 Recent Price: $749,000
Sold: $41,920 Sold: 10/9/2018
Selling Price: $605,000 Selling Price: $730,000
Listing Agent: Deborah Harris-Caldwell Listing Agent: Wendy Handy

Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

Renee Winkler & Todd Ostrander
Carola Mayerhoeffer
RE/MAX Elite
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Island Shores of Mel, Address: 418 Magnolia Ave Subdivision: Indialantic Sec G, Address: 901 S Palm Ave

Listing Date: 6/4/2018 Listing Date: 6/5/2018
Original Price: $499,000 Original Price: $499,000
Recent Price: $499,000 Recent Price: $449,000
Sold: 10/9/2018 Sold: 10/5/2018
Selling Price: $471,000 Selling Price: $432,000
Listing Agent: Cynthia Paulsen Listing Agent: Lynn Burley

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Selling Agent: Burley Properties

Sandy Kilpatrick Mary Goodwin

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: Ocean Sd Vil P3 Rplt, Address: 32 Bounty Ln Listing Date: 5/2/2018
Original Price: $224,500
Sold: 10/5/2018
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $218,000
WE’LL GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Jeanette Meehan

10320 & 10330 S TROPICAL TRAIL • MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32952 Selling Agent: RE/MAX Interactive

JUST LISTED! BEING OFFERED AT $1,050,000 David Settgast
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
FROM FRONT & BACK OF YOUR HOME! Subdivision: Montecito Phase 2B, Address: 91 Redondo Dr
RIVER-TO-RIVER • 1.67 ACRES • 2 PARCELS COMBINED Listing Date: 1/15/2018
125 FT ON INDIAN RIVER • 95FT ON BANANA RIVER Original Price: $195,990
Recent Price: $309,990
David Curri Sold: 10/5/2018
Selling Price: $319,532
Broker/Owner Listing Agent: Cristina Quintana

[email protected] Selling Agent: Mercedes Premier Realty, LLC

321.890.9911 Chris Carpenter

Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC

Subdivision: Buccaneer Condo Apts, Address: 1175 Highway A1A 605

Listing Date: 6/10/2018
Original Price: $385,000
Recent Price: $337,500
Sold: 10/5/2018
Selling Price: $317,500
Listing Agent: Todd Ostrander

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Terry Theodorou

RE/MAX Elite

Get Your Home Value Today, Visit:

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“Although a 5 percent mortgage economic conditions. The fact that day is the down payment, and that is Mortgage Bankers Association. The
rate is historically low, crossing this no negative shocks to the markets, the reason home sales have decreased market composite index – a measure
threshold could have a sticker-shock like a trade war, have caused a flight in many high-priced markets.” of total loan application volume – de-
effect on some buyers currently in to safety and bid for bonds means this clined 1.7 percent from a week earlier.
the market,” she said. “We could see spike in rates is here to stay. However, The slowdown in the housing mar- The refinance index fell 3 percent
some buyers, especially first-timers, I do think the worst of the spike in ket is reflected in mortgage applica- from the previous week, while the
leave the market as a result.” rates is over, and we can stay at the tion activity, which fell off last week, purchase index slid 1 percent.
current levels for the coming week.” according to the latest data from the, which puts out a The refinance share of mortgage
weekly mortgage rate trend index, The upturn in mortgage rates has activity accounted for 39 percent of
found that a majority of the experts begun to put a damper on the hous- all applications.
it surveyed say rates will continue ing market.
to rise. However, a third predict that Yet, Bob Broeksmit, MBA’s president
rates will remain about the same. Mi- “Rising rates paired with high and and chief executive, remains optimistic.
chael Becker, branch manager of Si- escalating home prices is putting
erra Pacific Mortgage, is one who sees downward pressure on purchase de- “In the face of higher borrowing
rates holding steady. mand,” Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s costs and home prices, prospective
chief economist, said in a statement. buyers are showing resilience,” he said.
“Treasury yields and mortgage “While the monthly payment re-
rates are now at their highest levels in mains affordable due to the still low “For eight straight weeks, purchase
seven years,” Becker said. “Bond mar- mortgage rate environment, the pri- applications have trended slightly
kets have quickly repriced for current mary hurdle for many borrowers to- higher than year-ago levels, with
more room to grow if entry-level sup-
ply conditions improve.” 





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