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Cautionary tale. P2 The stage is set. P12 This casual food shines

Accident prompts call for flashing Spectacular theatrical season
beacons at A1A crosswalks. on the horizon at area venues.

Dining: Sun On the Beach. Page 15

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | VOLUME 03, ISSUE 22 www.melbournebeachsider.com | NEWSSTAND PRICE $1.00

PROUD VETS KEEP School security
TRADITIONS ALIVE specialists tasked
AT BELOVED ‘POST’ ‘to stop the threat’

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]
The job description for the
They come from all branch- new armed security special-
ists who will soon be patrolling
es, all backgrounds and dif- many Brevard schools makes
the School Board’s expecta-
ferent wars, gathering for the tions clear when it comes to an
emergency situation.
last 55 years or so at Veterans
“Immediately responds to
of Foreign Wars Post 4643 in and engages to stop the threat
of an active assailant,” is listed
Satellite Beach to participate as a key job responsibility.

in a cherished act of camara- Also among a security spe-
cialist’s duties: conduct se-
derie: raising a toast to those curity checks both inside the
school and along the perimeter
lost as they observe Memo- of campus; investigate “unusu-
al incidents” such as threats
rial Day, and taking delight and unauthorized visitors;
prepare documents such as
in being able to share stories security logs and procedures;
document violent incidents
of service time most civilians
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
would not understand. Post Cmdr. Jeff Sedlak.
Post Cmdr. Jeff Sedlak, in-
PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
volved with the post for 10
and only occasionally drop by, many are
years and reinstalled for his third one- mony included SeniorVice Cmdr. Jeanne snowbirds, and others come out mostly
for big events. For Memorial Day prop-
year term on May 26, recently discussed Vogt, Junior Vice Cmdr. Sean Farmer and er, the post invites city officials and first

what makes the post special, as did in- Quartermaster Mike Petty.) CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

coming Chaplain Jim McGuiness. (Other The post officially has 350 members

officers installed during the annual cere- on the books, but many travel extensively

Pleas for action amid LEGENDARY MOON-WALKING ASTRONAUT ALAN BEAN DIES AT 86
debate on septic tanks

STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT RELEASED BY NASA ON BEHALF OF THE BEAN FAMILY
[email protected]
Apollo and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth
Former Brevard County Com- human to walk on the moon and an accomplished art-
missioner Helen Voltz last week ist, has died.
told her successors how her
son, an avid fisherman, has to Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, at Houston
go out into the Atlantic Ocean Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. His death fol-
to catch anything edible. lowed his suddenly falling ill while on travel in Fort
Wayne, Indiana two weeks before.
“You can’t eat the fish from
the Indian River Lagoon,” she “Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever
told the current County Com- knew. He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly,”
mission on May 22. said Leslie Bean, Alan Bean’s wife of 40 years. “A native
Texan, Alan died peacefully in Houston surrounded by
Voltz, a Republican of West those who loved him.”

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NASA CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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NEWS 1-6 DINING 31 PEOPLE 7-10 New rabbi in Melbourne
ARTS 11-14 GAMES 21-23 PETS 20 sees ‘God’s hand’ in his
BOOKS 19 HEALTH 25-28 REAL ESTATE 33-40 spiritual journey. PAGE 8
CALENDAR 32 INSIGHT 15-24

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Accident prompts call for flashing beacons at A1A crosswalks

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Road A1A in Brevard County, but unfor- the first things Ryan noticed upon be- design covers the area on SR A1A from
[email protected] tunately, the Atlantic Boulevard cross- coming city manager four years ago. U.S. 192 north to Eau Gallie Boulevard.
ing was inadvertently left off the design Progress now in the design phase, and
Indian Harbour Beach officials want plans. Sidewalks on the west side of the possible inclusion of the area in the In the plans, DOT is considering
the Florida Department of Transpor- the roadway in that area were also left study, seem to be related to the acci- modifying one existing pedestrian mid-
tation to install a pedestrian crossing off the original plan, said Indian Har- dent, he said. block crossing and adding 11, includ-
with flashing beacons at A1A and At- bour Beach City Manager Mark Ryan, ing five proposed to be equipped with
lantic Boulevard after a 14-year-old boy who has requested that both safety im- “This crossing is unprotected and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
was injured there while trying to cross provements be added. child was struck so we’re trying to in- (RRFBs) similar to the beacons in front
the road on March 14. stall a safety spot to get to the middle of Melbourne City Hall.
The issue at Atlantic where pedes- and then continue on because of all the
Officially-marked pedestrian cross- trians were seen crossing to the south turning movements (at Atlantic),’’ Ryan Those locations are near the inter-
ings with a safety spot midway are without any signal for help was one of said. sections of SR A1A and 2nd Street, Wat-
about to become the norm on State son Drive, Flugg Avenue, Terrace Shores
In other related action for the corri- and Poinsettia Street.
dor near Atlantic, a proposal for side-
walks on the west side of SR A1A re- The current DOT construction proj-
cently was given a favorable ranking by ect on SR A1A, running from U.S. 192/
county transportation officials, he said. Fifth Avenue in Indialantic to Pineda
Causeway, includes six mid-block
The overall DOT project currently in crossings to be added near the inter-

VFW POST PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 terests might change ultimately, when
their kids get grown,’’ he said.
responders, including fire apparatus,
attracting nearly 100 in good weather While there is laughter and good
for an old-fashioned patriotic outdoor times, there is a special reverence for
event around the flagpole at 10 a.m. the members who were in the worst
combat, acknowledgement of a sense
“Particularly on a holiday, people of “shared risk” that permeates all mili-
here literally get up and sing patriotic tary combat units, Sedlak said.
songs. There’s camaraderie and peo-
ple buying drinks for the whole place, “If somebody in the group screws up,
which can be rather expensive. That’s you all die. That’s where the camara-
very much the case here,” Sedlak said. derie comes in: Somebody has to have
your back and you’ve got somebody’s
The post is comprised of mostly back,’’ he said.
Vietnam-era veterans now, but younger
veterans from the more recent conflicts, McGuiness, 48, a retired Marine
from Desert Storm onward, are being Corps staff sergeant, served in Somalia
encouraged to drop in, although it can and went to Iraq twice as a transport
be a challenge as younger vets have dif- helicopter crew chief. Hired at Patrick
ferent interests, he said. Air Force Base in a similar role after re-
tirement, he dropped in at the post on
“They are in their child-bearing age a whim.
and typically they more and more are
going the non-traditional route, the “I love talking to the guys who came
non-smoking posts that don’t have a before me and hearing their stories.
canteen (bar), and plan family events Those are the guys who paved the way
with the kids. We are the more tradi- for me. It’s so cool because we have all
tional type post,’’ he said. branches of service here, but as you
talk, you find a commonality. It is time-
VFW Post 4363 “is mostly the older less because we’re all sharing similar
veterans. The younger guys have differ- stories. It’s funny, you talk to civilians
ent interests. That’s not to say their in- about some of the stuff and they would
never understand,” he said. 

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sections of Satellite Avenue, Sunrise there is a separate project with Florida eas to connect beach access areas, said ing is final at this point,’’ she said.
Avenue, Magellan Avenue, Royal Palm Power & Light and the city to install DOT spokesman Jessica Ottaviano. Looking long range, Ryan believes
Boulevard, Ellwood Avenue and Grant these indicators.
Avenue. “The community needs to keep in cities and the counties should work to-
Other aspects of the more long-range mind this project is still in the design gether on a “Complete Street” design
The crosswalks for the project un- project under design include upgrades phase and a public meeting will be held concept considering all the elements of
der construction now do not have the to lighting at specific bus stop loca- sometime in the future to inform the the corridor and adding traffic-calming
flashing beacon indicators. However, tions, sidewalks and level sodded ar- community and seek their input. Noth- measures. 

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SCHOOL SECURITY SPECIALISTS that do not have school resource offi- as a too-low salary for the positions, all the money available at this time. The
cers. Unlike SROs, the security special- based on discussions he said he has district typically provides about $52,000
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ists will not be sworn law enforcement had with people that would be quali- for each SRO, while local law enforce-
personnel. fied for the job. “When we set the ment agencies kick in any other funds
and suspicious activities; and monitor salary roughly between $30,000 and that might be required.
security cameras and other surveillance The job description was unanimous- $35,000, we may not attract the best
devices. ly approved by board members at their that we might be able to attract,” Susin Board member Tina Descovich said
most recent meeting. said during the board’s discussion. the $30,000 to $35,000 salary was a good
The county hopes to hire 28 security starting point.
specialists before school resumes on Board member Matt Susin ex- Other board members said that was
Aug. 10. They will fill the gaps in schools pressed concern over what he views “It’s my opinion that we should start

CREWS RACE TO FINISH $80K ALAN BEAN
FIX-UP OF ROTTING PAVILION
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER pairs finished and the pavilion open A test pilot in the U.S. Navy, Bean PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA
[email protected] for Memorial Day. “The issue has been was one of 14 trainees selected by
weather. It’s been dried in but it’s not NASA for its third group of astronauts call me to ask about some detail
With Mother Nature not cooperat- functional,” Ryan said just days before in October 1963. He flew twice into about lunar soil, color or equipment
ing, it was down to the wire for crews the Memorial Day deadline, he said. space, first as the lunar module pilot he wanted to have represented exact-
trying to complete an $80,000 renova- on Apollo 12, the second moon land- ly in a painting. Other times, he want-
tion project improving the mainte- It was only four years ago when the ing mission, in November 1969, and ed to discuss items in the description
nance and longevity of the pavilion city’s beach parks were serviced by then as commander of the second he was writing to go with a painting,”
and restrooms at Bicentennial Beach port-o-lets, a practice Ryan did away crewed flight to the United States’ first Schmitt said. “His enthusiasm about
Park in Indian Harbour Beach. with in favor of permanent restrooms. space station, Skylab, in July 1973. space and art never waned.”

The existing rotting pavilion was Now the restrooms should last lon- “Alan and I have been best friends Four years after Apollo 12, Bean
built at a too-low an elevation, which ger in the harsh beach environment, for 55 years – ever since the day we commanded the second crew to live
allowed water to pool on the con- Ryan said. became astronauts,” said Walt Cun- and work on board the Skylab orbital
crete. ningham, who flew on Apollo 7. workshop. During the then-record-
“It was a little bit different for us go- “When I became head of the Skylab setting 59-day, 24.4-million-mile
The water and the salt air also cor- ing with metal roof. It’s a first for a city Branch of the Astronaut Office, we flight, Bean and his two crewmates
roded the brackets that attached the building in Indian Harbour Beach and worked together and Alan eventually generated 18 miles of computer tape
wooden structure to the concrete this is our largest pavilion,’’ Ryan said. commanded the second Skylab mis- during surveys of Earth’s resources
slab. Patched-together repairs were sion.” and 76,000 photographs of the Sun to
frequent. The new pavilion’s struc- Maintenance concerns are best help scientists better understand its
ture is concrete with a metal roof, on addressed with planning and set- “We have never lived more than a effects on the solar system.
a raised slab. ting money aside specifically for the couple of miles apart, even after we
upgrade of facilities such as the im- left NASA. And for years, Alan and I In total, Bean logged 69 days, 15
The maintenance issues on the proved bathrooms at the beach, he never missed a month where we did hours and 45 minutes in space, in-
pavilion were brought to the City said. not have a cheeseburger together at cluding 31 hours and 31 minutes on
Council’s attention during the 2017 Miller’s Café in Houston. the moon’s surface.
budget workshops, said City Man- “As we develop our capital improve-
ager Mark Ryan. ment programs, we need to begin a “We are accustomed to losing Bean retired from the Navy in 1975
program to set a certain amount of friends in our business but this is a and NASA in 1981. In the four decades
From there it has been a race against money aside each year for renovation tough one,” said Cunningham. since, he devoted his time to creating
time with the goal of having the re- and replacements,’’ he said.  an artistic record of humanity’s first
On Nov. 19, 1969, Bean, together exploration of another world. His
with Apollo 12 commander Charles Apollo-themed paintings featured
“Pete” Conrad, landed on the Ocean canvases textured with lunar boot
of Storms and became the fourth hu- prints and were made using acrylics
man to walk on the moon. During embedded with small pieces of his
two moonwalks Bean helped deploy moon dust-stained mission patches.
several surface experiments and in-
stalled the first nuclear-powered gen- Born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler,
erator station on the moon to provide Texas, Bean earned a Bachelor of Sci-
the power source. He and Conrad in- ence degree in aeronautical engineer-
spected a robotic Surveyor spacecraft ing from the University of Texas in
and collected 75 pounds of rocks and 1955. He attended the Navy Test Pilot
lunar soil for study back on Earth. School and accumulated more than
5,500 hours of flying time in 27 differ-
“Alan and Pete were extremely en- ent types of aircraft.
gaged in the planning for their explo-
ration of the Surveyor III landing site Bean is survived by his wife Leslie,
in the Ocean of Storms and, particu- a sister Paula Stott, and two children
larly, in the enhanced field training from a prior marriage, a daughter
activity that came with the success Amy Sue and son Clay. 
of Apollo 11. This commitment paid
off with Alan’s and Pete’s collection of
a fantastic suite of lunar samples, a
scientific gift that keeps on giving to-
day and in the future,” said Harrison
Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot
and the only geologist to walk on the
moon.

“When Alan’s third career as the art-
ist of Apollo moved forward, he would

A renovation project on the pavilion and restrooms at Bicentennial Beach Park nears completion. PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER

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with this salary and if we can’t fill those other closely related position. The low- related military experience. current or former certified law en-
positions then we can reconsider,” est level requires five years of experi- “I would like to know that some- forcement officers are preferred for all
Descovich said. ence in situational monitoring or a re- three levels.
lated career field. body has adequate training for this
There are three levels of security position and I don’t think private secu- School Board chair John Craig said he
specialists. The highest level requires Board member Andy Ziegler noted rity training is adequate background,” thinks the board has made it clear that
10 years of experience in law enforce- that he would like to see all three levels Ziegler said. they are looking for the highest quality
ment, a related field in the military, or specifically require law enforcement or candidates possible. 
The job description indicates that

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SEPTIC TANK MORATORIUM agreed, such as more aggressively empty tanks with baffled walls inside, septic tanks have added almost 19 per-
changing septic tanks out for sewer ex- which run about $7,000 each. Those cus- cent of the lagoon’s nitrogen load. The
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tensions. But the moratorium, she said, tomers who have already contracted for largest source, existing muck on the
would be too little, too late. them, however, will be grandfathered in. lagoon bottom, contributed 42.5 per-
Melbourne, represented the district cent, experts say.
that includes the South Beaches from “One hundred fifty days to do what?” During the moratorium, customers
2004 to 2008, when she was defeated in she asked. “New (aerobic) septic tanks will be limited to choosing among vari- The nitrogen and phosphorous from
a run for the county Property Apprais- won’t go in yet. New sewers won’t go ous aerobic treatment units at about the waste water fuel algae in the lagoon.
er’s Office. in. It’s another study to do something $11,000 each plus annual maintenance And the algae blooms and blocks sun-
else down the road. That study should costs. An aerobic treatment unit re- light from seagrass, and suffocates fish
She spoke as commissioners heard have been done long before now. … moves about 65 percent of the nitrogen and other underwater life.
the second and final reading of a 150- But it wasn’t.” from its wastewater before releasing
day moratorium on new conventional it into groundwater, which then gets Barker said her staff will spend the
septic tanks on the county’s barrier is- Despite Voltz’s objections, commis- pushed by rains into the ailing lagoon, moratorium time drafting regulations
land, Merritt Island and within 50 me- sioners voted 3-2 for the moratorium. county Natural Resources Director Vir- on septic tanks to permanently cut new
ters of the lagoon, and the creeks and ginia Barker explained. nitrogen from the lagoon.
canals that feed it. During the moratorium, new custom-
ers will be prevented from contracting Studies show leaching conventional “I am so glad you’re finally looking
Something needs to be done, Voltz for conventional septic tanks, basically carefully at this septic issue and you’re
willing to bring regulation,” Satellite
Beach resident Gail Meredith told com-
missioners.

Malabar resident Dan White said he
hoped commissioners would subsidize
the costs of the more expensive aerobic
systems lower-income residents for low-
er-income residents since they are the
only systems that would be approved.

Commissioner Jim Barfield, of Mer-
ritt Island, who last month proposed the
moratorium, got a 3-2 vote on his mo-
tion last week. “The point is this: If we
keep putting off and putting off, we’ve
been doing that for 40 years,” he said in
the first hearing May 8, repeating much
of the same in the final hearing.

“Why do we want to keep putting it
off?” he added. “The point is we might
as well do it now, go ahead with the
moratorium, get the research, get all
our ducks in a row, and then we’ll come
back to this commission and we’ll
come up with a path forward. But the
time is now.”

Chairwoman Rita Pritchett and Com-
missioner Curt Smith joined Barfield, as
they did May 8, while Vice Chairwoman
Kristine Isnardi and Commissioner John
Tobia again dissented.

Tobia grilled Barker on whether any
study has shown how much nitrogen
would be removed by soils from efflu-
ent released by a septic tank beyond 200
meters from the lagoon.

Barker said she wasn’t aware of such a
study in existence, but said she planned
to have a new study – during the mora-
torium – to divide distances from the la-
goon into slivers out to 500 meters so ni-
trogen loads from those distances could
be calculated.

Isnardi, meanwhile, repeated her sen-
timent from the May 8 hearing. She said
she couldn’t agree to a moratorium on
septic tanks while ignoring the bigger
need for better sewer systems.

If her colleagues were to insist on new
septic tank abilities, she said, future
commissions could lose focus on im-
proving the sewer systems. She recalled
when Hurricane Irma overwhelmed the
barrier island’s sewer system last fall,
prompting utilities officials to dump
some 20 million gallons of nitrogen-lad-
en effluent into the lagoon. 

Rabbi Craig sees ‘God’s hand’
in his spiritual journey

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Rabbi Craig sees ‘God’s hand’ in his spiritual journey

STORY BY ROLANDA HATCHER-GALLOP
CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]

It was a moment of clarity he will Rabbi Craig Mayers. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
never forget.
servative institution when he was in
Craig Mayers had just been or- high school. He continued attending
dained a rabbi on Jan. 6. As blessings conservative synagogues through
were said that night marking the sep- college and beyond until he met his
aration between the end of the Jewish wife, Terry, who was from a reform
Sabbath and the beginning of a new synagogue.
week, it suddenly hit him.
The couple, along with their three
“This was the Havdalah service,
which is the great divider, bringing
Shabbat to a close and drawing a line
between the holy and the common-
place. All I could think in that mo-
ment was how I now had a line divid-
ing my life,” the 49-year-old web host
and designer said.

“Everything prior to that moment
happened pre-rabbi. Now, it all be-
came real,” said Mayers, who was
installed as the new rabbi at Tem-
ple Beth Sholom in Melbourne two
weeks after the ordination.

His official start date as spiritual
leader of Brevard’s oldest synagogue
was Feb. 1.

“I think every day for the last four
months has come with its ‘aha’ mo-
ments,” he says with a laugh.

But unlike many new rabbis, May-
ers was first a lay member of his con-
gregation years before considering
the rabbinate.

“Some people may have a calling to
become a pastor or rabbi early on and
may not know who they will minister
to, but my calling came later in life.
Also, I felt called to minister to this
congregation, to the people my kids
grew up with,” Mayers said.

Indeed, his journey to spiritual
leader was an unusual one.

Mayers grew up in New York, at-
tending a Long Island orthodox
synagogue and religious day school
until his mother shifted to a con-

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an enormous reservoir of knowledge
of Judaism,” Goldfarb said.

“It made all the sense in the world
to support him,” he added.

“Rabbi Craig is a very intelligent
and dedicated spiritual leader who
cares deeply about people and help-
ing them connect with God,” Gold-
farb said.

Mayers said that mission includes
providing opportunities for mem-
bers and potential members to con-
nect with Judaism and to engage with
their heritage.

For instance, the rabbi hopes that
by promoting the ties that bind – an
Erev Shabbat, or Friday evening din-
ner – the congregation can reach out
to busy families and invite them to
enjoy a meal at the temple.

The synagogue even held a prayer
gathering beneath the stars one
night.

“What we’re trying to do is get peo-
ple in the building to meet their fel-
low Jews,” Mayers said.

The concept of new growth also
means developing personal engage-

sons, became members of Temple the congregation searched for a new what he felt was a divinely led des- ment and addressing the spiritual
Beth Sholom shortly after moving to rabbi. This included ensuring services tiny. hunger that some in Brevard might
Viera in the early 2000s. were being led and fulfilled. have for Judaism.
“I definitely see God’s hand and
Mayers’ religious experience, mar- “I began to organically grow into the influence in this, how things fell into He points to the recent conversions
ried with his easy-going nature and leadership role,” he said, adding that place for this to happen. All of these of two new members as an example.
warm personality, are what prompt- he served as a vice president on the ex- factors had to add up to make it the
ed Ilene Herr to ask him to teach in ecutive board, and oversaw rituals and right person at the right time and “That, for me, was really touching.
the congregation’s religious school in other aspects of the congregation. right place,” he said. We often take for granted what we are
2011. born into, but it was amazing to fa-
Congregants began urging Mayers Loren Goldfarb, outgoing presi- cilitate a moment for those who have
“His children were going to the to consider going to rabbinical school, dent of the congregation’s executive chosen to be here,” he said.
school and that’s how we first met, mentioning that he had the right tem- board, said Mayers meshes well with
but it soon became apparent that he perament as well as teaching and lead- his new role and duties. Mayers’ vision also expands past
had an unbelievable background in ership qualities to be a rabbi. the walls of the synagogue and reach-
Judaic education,” said Herr, a Satel- “You have to be a good person to ing out to the surrounding interfaith
lite Beach resident who was principal Eventually, Mayers felt a calling to do this job. That has to be something community.
of the religious school for 25 years be- seriously ponder the notion. that is just in you. Kindness, empa-
fore retiring on May 1. thy, those are things that are innate Herr, who will become president
By early 2017, he was enrolled in a and can’t be taught. Rabbi Craig has of the executive board in June, said
Herr said Mayers taught the Jewish one-year rabbinical online course of- all of it,” said Goldfarb, an Indialan- Mayers has the faith and passion to
ethics class for grades 3-6. The course fered by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders tic resident who has been a member make things happen.
focused on instructions for living and Institute as well as mentored by Rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom for 14 years.
making ethical choices according to Jean-Claude Klein, a retired rabbi in “How wonderful to have the oppor-
the Torah. South Florida hired by the congrega- “Even though he didn’t have the tunity in your life, after you’ve had
tion to lead two services per month. formal education or the title, we be- your career, to actually do something
“He would give them real-life situ- lieved in Rabbi Craig as a person. you really love, and you can tell he
ations that they could relate to and At the close of the year, Mayers had Even before he went to school, he had loves Judaism, teaching, and people,”
then take them back to the Torah. sold his business and fully embraced she said. 
The children absolutely loved it; that
was their favorite class,” said Herr,
who also just retired as vice principal
of Satellite High School.

Helping kids make ethical deci-
sions was something Mayers was al-
ready doing at the time as a Boy Scout
leader as his sons went through the
scouting program.

He also began to teach adults in the
congregation how to read the Torah,
Herr said.

“It was just another aspect to him
that let us know this man was very
special,” she said.

In 2012, Mayers and another mem-
ber took on the roles of lay leaders as

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Coldwell ‘Poker Run’ looks to come up aces for lagoon

STORY BY NICK SAMUEL STAFF WRITER Coldwell Banker Paradise co-owners Steve Schlitt and Linda Gonzalez.

Blending smart business with The event is not restricted to home-
civic-mindedness, Coldwell Banker buyers; participants can visit the
Paradise is sponsoring a Poker Run homes simply to pick up cards and play
Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the game, if they want, Schlitt said.
Sunday, June 3 that combines a wide
range of open houses with a poker He added that they are following in
tournament and fundraiser designed the footsteps of their parents, Ed and
to benefit the Indian River Lagoon Marguerite Schlitt, who started a tradi-
Council. tion of supporting good causes when
they founded the company in 1953.
The real estate firm hopes to raise
at least $5,000 to fund educational The Indian River Lagoon is a nation-
programs focused on improving the ally recognized shallow-water estu-
health of the Indian River Lagoon, ary that stretches along 40 percent of
said the company’s chief financial Florida’s east coast. The waterway has
officer, Steve Schlitt. suffered multiple health issues such
as contaminant loading, degradation
“It’s a great time to work together of water quality, loss of seagrasses and
as a community and raise awareness mangroves, and emerging diseases in
about the importance of saving our marine mammals.
Indian River Lagoon,” said Schlitt.
“We know the heaviest damage to “Since the Indian River Lagoon cov-
our lagoon happens during our wet ers the same footprint as we do on the
season.” Space and Treasure Coast, and we are
all part of the ecosystem, we wanted
Their Poker Run Open House will to do something significant to give our
span four counties, allowing resi- support,” Schlitt said.
dents an opportunity to tour a wide
variety of homes on the market, while For details on the open house loca-
gathering a playing card at each tions and how to enter, go to www.
home. The more houses a “player” openhousepokerrunfl.com. 
visits, the more cards he or she will
accumulate. Participants can turn in
their best five-card poker hand at the
last open house for a chance to win
prizes, including three $1,000 grand
prizes in Brevard, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties, Schlitt
said.

The event is hosted by agents from
Coldwell Banker Paradise, which de-
scribes itself as the area’s oldest and
largest full-service real estate com-
pany. The prize money and the chari-
table donation will be raised by real
estate agents, homeowners and com-
munity sponsors, Coldwell Banker
Paradise Communications Director
Lisa Djahed said.

“To us, being part of the commu-
nity and giving back has always been
important,” Schlitt said. “The idea is
to create energy, excitement and to
raise money for a good cause.”

Residents can view a map of the
open houses at the Coldwell Bank-
er Paradise website; a final list will
be available the day of the event.
Schlitt’s sister, Linda Gonzalez, presi-
dent of the real estate company, said
they hope to have 100 homes avail-
able in the four counties.

There is no cost to participate. Par-
ticipants can visit as many homes as
they want, but they can only get one
card from each home. Coldwell real
estate agents will give house tours
and distribute the cards.



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ARTS & THEATRE

Stage is set for a spectacular theatrical season

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT

Mysteries, quirky comedies,
dramas and musicals rest on the
drawing boards for area theaters
next season.

Did you miss “The Game’s Afoot”
or “A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum” at a couple of area
theaters? Not to worry, they’re both
popping up again.

Couldn’t get to Broadway to see
award-winning musicals? Then head
to Melbourne and Vero Beach in-
stead for both old chestnuts and the
fresh stuff.

“We at Melbourne Civic Theatre
have everything you need in our 2018-
2019 season,” said managing and artis-
tic director Peg Girard. “Music, laugh-
ter, soul-searching and suspense.”

Indeed. Girard, who al-
ways likes to

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ence favorite at For more information:
Riverside, said actors line
up around the block to audition for HENEGAR CENTER
Riverside because of its sterling rep- 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne
utation. 321-723-8698 • henegar.org
The shows they have next season
are big musicals including “My Fair MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE
Lady” and “Legally Blonde.” With the 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne
success of the musical “Drood” last
season, the theater is mounting an- RIVERSIDE THEATRE
other contemporary musical – “Next 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
to Normal” – in its second stage the- 772-231-6990 • riversidetheatre.org 
ater, the Waxlax Stage.

produce a drama comfortable
each season, begins her with yourself and your
season with an audience pleasing mu- public persona as in ‘Red.’ In shows
sical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which like ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Tarzan,’ the
is based on the 1988 movie with Steve search for home and place of belonging
Martin and Michael Caine. is foremost to the story.”
MCT’s straight plays – a theater term And opposite of that, she said, both
for non-musicals – include the mystery “Bonnie & Clyde,” which is based on
“Sleuth,” which is fun for audience and the 1967 movie with Warren Beatty and
actors alike; and the off-beat comedy Faye Dunaway, and “West Side Story,”
“Sylvia,” which has in its cast a woman which is based on Shakespeare’s “Ro-
who portrays a dog. meo and Juliet,” can show the effect
But Girard also made room for the not belonging can have on people.
classic Henrik Ibsen drama “Hedda The play-reading committee at Vero
Gabler,” which is about an aristocratic Beach Theatre Guild chose a wide
woman who is in a loveless marriage to range of theater genres for the upcom-
a pedantic academic. ing season. There are shows with a def-
The Henegar has a season filled inite appeal to ladies who lunch, solid
with big musicals as well as a couple holiday fare and mysteries.
of dramas for its intimate 2nd Stage. One of its freshest offerings is Ste-
Its over-arching concept is the sub- ven Dietz’s contemporary play “Yan-
ject of “Home.” kee Tavern,” in which 9/11 conspir-
“Home is the most important place acy theories run rampant in a New
in all our lives so this season we are York City bar.
inviting everyone to ‘Come Home to Also in Vero Beach is the big kahuna
the Henegar,’” said Amanda Chey- – Riverside Theatre. That is, of course,
enne Manis, the Henegar’s artistic di- a professional regional theater which
rector. “Whether it is a literal home in holds auditions in New York City.
‘The Wiz’ or the home of simply being Equity actor Warren Kelly, an audi-

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Coming Up: ‘Summer Picnic Concerts’ kicks off indoors

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER low their dreams without selling out, in
the days when HIV/AIDS loomed dark.
1 How about a summer picnic not- When the Broadway show closed in Sep-
in-the-park band concert? The tember 2008, after a 12-year run, it had
logged 5,123 performances and grossed
Melbourne Municipal Band has figured more than $280 million. Tragically, the
night before the show’s off-Broadway
out a way to enjoy a band concert pic- premiere, its creator, Jonathan Larson,
died suddenly of a rare genetic disorder.
nic minus the sweat, rainout possibil- Now, two decades later, his show, says
the anniversary tour release, “continues
ity – and bugs. This Wednesday and to speak loudly and defiantly to audi-
ences across generations and all over
Thursday, June 6-7, pack up your favor- the world.” “Rent” contains adult lan-
guage. Show times vary. Tickets start at
ite summer picnic lunch (sans alcohol) $34.25. 844-513-2014.

and head for the Melbourne Auditori-

um, for the first of the band’s Summer

Picnic Concert Series. The auditorium

will be set up with those long tables, not

the typical concert seating. If you’re not

in the mood to pack a picnic, not to wor-

ry: dogs, burgers, snacks, sodas, water

and ice will be available for purchase. 4 Cool jazz on a muggy, rainy day,
or any other time the jazz spirit
Conductor Staci Rosbury Cleveland

says this concert, entitled “Encore,” will moves you. Lovers of the genre will like-

feature lots of audience favorites from ly be familiar with Heidi’s Jazz Club/

previous years, by Mancini, Anderson, Heidelberg Restaurant in Cocoa Beach,

Grainger and others. It’ll have, she says, a major Space Coast hangout for jazz

a little of everything, “from the majestic lovers and musicians since it opened

– ‘Grand Canyon Fanfare’ – to the ex- in 1992. This Friday and Saturday, June

otic – ‘Arabesque.’” The auditorium will 1-2, the place will jump to “SAXsation,”

have a concession area with hot dogs, a musical duke-out between saxmen

hamburgers, snacks, soft drinks, bot- 2 June 7-10 all throughout Vero Beach. Jesse Jones and Terry Myers. Jones, a

tled water and ice for sale. Admission Miami native, is out to prove that jazz is

is free and tickets are not necessary. alive and well in South Florida. Widely

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music begins at “inspired by event beneficiary, Sun- the festival website: vbwff.com. considered a saxophonist extraordi-
coast Mental Health Center.” All the
6:30 p.m. 724-0555. fabulousness is happening in various naire, in the forefront of a South Florida
venues around the city – on the island
and the mainland – among them River- 3 Rent. In 1996, so the story goes, an “jazz renaissance,” Jones, says the web-
side Theatre, the Vero Beach Museum original rock musical opened on
2 Unless you’ve got Serious Com- of Art, the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, site, possesses “an infectious positive
mitments You Can’t Wiggle Out Costa D’Este, American Icon Brew-
ery, and the Heritage Center. Plus, all Broadway … and forever changed the attitude and dynamic stage presence.”
week 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., you can sample
Of, clear your calendar June 7-10 and and savor more than 100 wonderful landscape of American theatre. So says According to the Tommy Dorsey Or-
wines at WOW! (World of Wine) Tasting
plan on a fabulous, festive and fun Lounge at Riverside Park. You can meet
film directors and partake in all sorts
weekend, grown-up style. It’ll abso- of special events. For a listing of the ex-
citing and diverse films, which include
lutely be worth the little road trip: it’s some premiers, and the glittery events
from which you can choose, check out
the third annual Vero Beach Wine and

Film Festival. Based on attendance the

past two years, some 2,000 are expect-

ed to attend, and you’ll want to be one

of them. It is, the promo says, a celebra-

tion of fine wine and remarkable films

(some 75 of them) from around the

world, and, says event planners, this

year’s theme, “A Life Worth Living,” is

4 Coming to Orlando this Tuesday.

the promo for the 20th anniversary tour chestra website, no less a jazz luminary
of a musical by a little-known composer than Buddy Morrow, former Dorsey Or-
that became a Pulitzer Prize and Tony chestra leader, and one who was pres-
Award-winning masterpiece. “Rent: ent during the early stages of the Big
the 20th Anniversary Tour” comes to Band Era, lauds Myers’ versatility and
the Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney expertise on the sax and clarinet, call-
Theatre stage in Orlando this Tuesday, ing him “undoubtedly one of the best
June 5, through June 10. According to all-around reed players in the country.”
Wikipedia, the musical is loosely based So when these two get together and
on Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” and try to out-sax each other, the audience
tells the story of one unforgettable year is in for a major musical treat. There’
in the lives of a group of impoverished live, jazz-centric music at Heidi’s every
young artists trying to survive in New Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m.
York City’s East Village, struggling to fol- 321-783-4559. 



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FAMILY FEUDS:
Qatar versus
its neighbors

STORY BY LIZ SLY position, from agreeing last year with “I sincerely advise Qatar that there Muslim Brotherhood during the Arab
The Washington Post the view that Qatar is a “sponsor of ter- will not be any mediation from outside Spring revolts, reflects competing vi-
rorism” to calling Qatari Emir Tamim the gulf,” he posted. “No pressure will sions for the region. Doha threw its sup-
When the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Bin Hamad al-Thani a “great friend” work, media campaigns will not alter port behind Islamist revolutionaries in
Bahrain teamed up to invade Qatar in last month in Washington. your fate, your crisis is ongoing. Be Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria, while
1867, Doha was a tiny outpost on an wise and negotiate with your neigh- Saudi Arabia and the UAE led efforts to
obscure desert peninsula coveted by On a visit to Saudi Arabia in May, bors who have real concerns, to solve push back against calls for change.
rival tribes. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo de- the outstanding differences.”
livered a stern message to the Persian Qatar’s relationship with the Mus-
Today, Doha is a city transformed Gulf leaders, urging them to resolve Qatar, which sees the terrorism al- lim Brotherhood genuinely infuriated
into a glittering modern capital by their differences and stressing that gulf legations as a ploy to bring it under the its neighbors, which regard political
natural-gas-derived wealth – and Qa- unity is imperative if the United States control of its neighbors, says it will not Islam as the gravest threat to the pow-
tar is still the object of its neighbors’ and its allies are to confront Iran, a compromise its principles. er of the region’s dynastic monarchies,
wrath, an outlier and maverick whose Trump administration priority. analysts in the region say.
emir refuses to fall into line with the “They simply want to outsource our
region’s powerful royal families. But Saudi Arabia and the United decisions, but we will never be a fol- As much as politics, however, ana-
Arab Emirates, which have led the em- lower state. We are an independent lysts see the dispute arising from
As a boycott of the country led by bargo campaign, show no sign they state and make our own decisions,” a long history of jealousy, mistrust
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, are prepared to budge. said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed al-Thani, and scheming between Qatar and its
Bahrain and Egypt enters a 12th month, the head of the government communi- neighbors – which helps explain why
the Trump administration finds itself Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of cations office in Doha. the quarrel is proving so intractable.
increasingly caught in the middle of one state for foreign affairs, made it clear
of the region’s oldest family feuds. in a tweet that Washington’s interven- On one level, the dispute, ostensi- “There’s a long-term irritation with
tion would not be welcome. bly rooted in Qatar’s support for the Qatar. Who do they think they are?
President Trump has switched his

Left: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad with President Donald Trump. Right: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with Trump.

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Their proper place was in the shadow – the most powerful of the princes rul- dafi to assassinate the former king of of Northwestern University. “You’ve got
of Saudi Arabia,” Gerd Nonneman, ing the UAE – have taken the lead in Saudi Arabia in the early 2000s was an- Qatar becoming the face of the Arab
professor of international relations at pushing the boycott. other, he said. world by hosting the World Cup.”
the Qatar branch of Georgetown Uni-
versity’s School of Foreign Service, They had hopes that Qatar’s Tamim, There also are suspicions, Abdulla At the same time, Qatar was culti-
said of the attitude of Qatar’s rivals. who inherited power after the abdi- said, that Qatar’s ruler sought to manip- vating ties with Iran, Lebanon’s He-
“The friction was always there, but the cation of his father in 2014, would be ulate the Saudi power struggle in 2014 zbollah, the Taliban in Afghanistan,
Arab Spring brought it to the fore.” more pliant, said Abdulkhaleq Abdul- that resulted in the crown prince, Mo- and a variety of Islamist movements
la, chairman of the Dubai-based Arab hammed, consolidating power. “What – moves that were intended to lever-
The origins of the quarrel can be Council for Social Sciences. we know is that the Qataris were stupid age Qatar’s regional influence but that
traced back to the formation of the enough to interfere in the royal family of also stirred the fury of its neighbors.
modern state of Qatar in the mid-19th “Instead, he was just the same,” Ab- Saudi Arabia and stupid enough to bet
century, he said, when the al-Thanis, dulla said. “He had the same grudges.” on the wrong horses, and they are pay- Qataris say they have no choice but
a relatively obscure Bedouin family ing the price,” he said. to seek a variety of allies if they are to
from the heart of Saudi Arabia, took up The boycotting countries describe withstand the perceived predations of
residence in the Qatar peninsula, then a history of Qatari behavior that they Qatar denies the allegations and their neighbors. The Qataris cite a long
ruled by the Khalifa family in Bahrain. say flouts traditions of tribal consen- blames the crisis on jealousy of its history of efforts by Saudi Arabia, the
sus. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera televi- wealth and success on the global stage. UAE and Bahrain to bring Qatar un-
The king of Bahrain’s attempt to dis- sion network routinely criticizes the der their thumb, starting with the 1867
lodge the al-Thanis in the 1867 battle region’s other royal families, said Mo- The tiny country, with a population battle and continuing through a failed
– with the help of the ruling al-Nahyan hammed al-Hammadi, editor of the of just over 300,000 native Qataris (as 1996 coup attempt against the current
family from Abu Dhabi – failed, and UAE’s Al-Ittihad newspaper. well as more than 2 million foreigners) emir’s father – who had in turn over-
Qatar has since coexisted uneasily with has the highest per capita income in thrown his father in a bloodless coup
its neighbors. “The one thing foremost in our Bed- the world. It hosts world-class muse- the year before.
ouin culture is trust. Today, the UAE, ums, the campuses of premier Ameri-
These days, rivalries that once took Saudis and Bahrain don’t trust the Qa- can universities and the biggest U.S. The demands listed by the boycot-
the form of coup plots, battles and tar regime,” he said. air base in the region. In 2022, Qatar ting countries “are just a front,” Khaled
raids are playing out mostly through will be the venue for the world’s most al-Attiyah, Qatar’s defense minister,
expensive lobbying in Washington, The Qatari emir’s refusal to attend a prestigious sporting event, soccer’s said in an interview in Doha.
insults hurled on Twitter and a lot of ceremony in Riyadh last year at which World Cup.
electronic hacking. Trump and Arab leaders placed their “They were planning this for a long
hands on a glowing orb was one exam- “There’s always been competition and time. They don’t like our independence,
But the kings, emirs and princes vying ple of Qatar’s disregard for its neighbors, jealousy between the gulf states, but that our freedom of speech or the platform
for preeminence in the current geopo- Hammadi said. A plot allegedly dis- was a shock,” said Jocelyn Mitchell, an we have created to promote dialogue
litical order are the descendants of the cussed by Tamim’s father in a telephone assistant professor at the Qatar branch and mediation in the region,” he said.
same tribes that skirmished 150 years call with Libyan leader Moammar Gad- “They don’t want us to be independent.”
ago – al-Thanis in Qatar, al-Nahyans in
the UAE, the house of Saud in Saudi Ara- With neither side showing any sign
bia and the Khalifas in Bahrain. of compromise, the dispute seems
set to continue indefinitely. The em-
“This is not something new. The tribes bargo has failed to significantly dent
of Arabia have always been fighting with the Qatari economy or to turn Qataris
one another, and this is the modern ver- against the emir, whose popularity
sion,” said Mohammed Rwaili, who has instead soared as a result of the
works with the Qatar Foundation in challenge to his rule.
Doha. “There was rivalry between us in
the past. It’s a historical thing.” “The problem now is that the Saudis
and Emiratis realize they are not going
What is new is the ascent to power to get what they wanted, which was re-
in Saudi Arabia and the UAE of a new gime change or significant concessions,
generation of princes who are more and the U.S. government is not going to
aggressive in pressing long-standing abandon Qatar,” said Kristian Ulrichsen
grievances with Qatar. Saudi Crown of Rice University’s Baker Institute for
Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Public Policy. “They don’t have a Plan B,
his close ally and mentor, Abu Dhabi and we’re stuck because none of the par-
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed ties is willing to make compromises.” 

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o Itchy or watery eyes o Fever (not everyone with the flu will have
Got a scratchy throat? Starting to sniffle and sneeze? o Fever a fever, but most do)
Is it a cold or the flu? Why does it matter? o Chills
(rare in adults but may occur in children) o Body aches
While both the common cold and the flu are caused o Headache
by respiratory viruses – and symptoms can be very There’s still no cure for the common cold. If you o Cough
similar – it’s important to determine which you have. think you have a cold, evaluate the symptoms that o Exhaustion
Between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population are bothering you most. Then determine which o Mild congestion
gets the flu each year, and it is a more serious illness over-the-counter medication you can use to relieve o Vomiting and diarrhea (uncommon
that claims thousands of lives. those symptoms. in adults; more frequent in children)

SYMPTOMS OF A COLD If symptoms last longer than a week or two – or if SEEK HELP WITHIN 48 HOURS IF YOU
Colds usually develop gradually, are not you start to feel like you are recovering and then THINK YOU HAVE THE FLU
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Colds often develop slowly. You start to feel a little find out if you have developed another infection. testing and treatment from your PCP or walk-in/ur-
worn out, next you notice a sniffle, and then the gent care center within the first 48 hours to decrease
full-blown congestion, sore throat and coughing SECONDARY INFECTIONS the length and severity of your flu.
start.
Secondary infections like ear infections, bronchitis THE FLU IS NOT A STOMACH VIRUS
While symptoms may vary from person to person, and pneumonia are common complications of both
whether your cold is caused by a rhinovirus, an ade- colds and the flu. If you develop a secondary infec- Many people refer to gastroenteritis as “the flu.”
novirus, or another type of virus, they will be pretty tion, see a doctor as soon as possible. While some with influenza experience vomiting
similar. and diarrhea, gastroenteritis (“the stomach flu”)
SYMPTOMS OF FLU (A.K.A. INFLUENZA) is caused by other viruses and bacteria – not (the
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In his closing chapter, lation he has worn through- standard-bearer. Now he sometimes the left, want him to be someone he’s not.
the man who has spent a lifetime play- out his career, at some times struggles to recognize it. “Trump seems McCain admits entertaining the idea of
ing the maverick has gone full Bulworth. more comfortably than at to vary from refusing to believe what switching parties in 2001, when the Sen-
“I’m freer than colleagues who will face others – is going to put coun- [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is do- ate was split 50-50 and he still harbored
the voters again,” writes Sen. John Mc- try first and tell the truth. ing to just not caring about it,” he frets. “some hard feelings” about his bitter pri-
Cain, 81, in “The Restless Wave,” co-au- “And some House Republicans investi- mary battles with George W. Bush. The
thored with Mark Salter, his former chief He expresses regret that gating Russian interference seem more Democrats offered him the chance to
of staff. “I can speak my mind without he did not pick Joe Lieber- preoccupied with their own conspiracy chair the Armed Services Committee. “I
fearing the consequences much.” In this man to be his running mate theories than with a real conspiracy by listened and was flattered, but insisted in
thoughtful valedictory, he delivers. 10 years ago. His best friend, a foreign enemy to defraud the United every conversation that my differences
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- States.” with Democrats were more numerous
Unlike the previous six books McCain S.C.), “enthusiastically en- than those I had with current Republi-
and Salter have composed together, this dorsed the idea” of bringing McCain repeatedly criticizes conser- can orthodoxy,” he writes. “After a while
one wasn’t written for voters. It was writ- their colleague, who had vative “talk radio blowhards.” He calls they relented.”
ten for history. In an era of all-caps tweets been the 2000 Democratic the House Freedom Caucus “the say-no-
and angry denunciations of supposed to-everything crowd.” He says nativists McCain says he’s a proud Reagan Re-
“witch hunts,” the Arizona Republican’s vice-presidential nomi- “need to be confronted, not ignored or publican. “Not a Tea Party Republican,”
final book casts him as a profile in cour- nee, onto “a national unity winked at or quietly dismissed as kooks.” he writes. “Not a Breitbart Republican.
age. McCain highlights his advocacy for ticket.” But everyone else He mocks his 2016 primary challenger, Not a talk radio or Fox News Republi-
the Iraq troop “surge” when it was toxi- in McCain’s circle told him Kelli Ward, for attacking him as “a cham- can. Not an isolationist, protectionist,
cally unpopular in 2007 and his decisive it would fatally divide the pion of compromise.” “You’re damn immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-
vote against repealing Obamacare in GOP. “It was sound advice right,” he responds. Former Trump aides nothing-useful-done Republican. Not,
2017. He finally tells his side of his 2008 that I could reason for Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka are as I am often dismissed by self-declared
Sarah Palin partnership. With what time myself,” McCain writes. “self-proclaimed nationalist radicals.” ‘real’ conservatives, a RINO, Republican
he has left, the “maverick” – an appel- “Bigger misfits haven’t been seen inside in Name Only.”
“But my gut told me to ig- a White House since William Taft got
nore it, and I wish I had.” stuck in his bathtub,” he writes. Like any memoir, there is score set-
tling – and lots of I-told-you-so’s. McCain
McCain attributes the Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is another faults Barack Obama, his 2008 oppo-
insufficient vetting of punching bag. The hawkish McCain nent, for not keeping a residual force in
Palin, 44 and two years into her first term faults the libertarian for falling prey to a Iraq, for not bombing Syria after Bashar
as Alaska’s governor, to his sulking about conspiracy theory that he met with rep- al-Assad crossed the “red line” on chemi-
not being able to tap Lieberman. Taking resentatives of the Islamic State and for cal weapons and for announcing a time-
the blame for her stumbles, he writes, putting a hold on a vote to let Monte- table to start withdrawing forces from
“She was a skilled amateur performer negro join NATO. Last year, he accused Afghanistan.
asked to appear on Broadway twice a Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin” by
day.” I wish he had grappled more fully opposing the expansion of the alliance. But the senator’s critique of the cur-
with the mayhem Palin’s selection cre- It was “an intemperate thing to say,” Mc- rent president is more sustained than
ated inside the GOP. It laid the ground- Cain now writes. “But it wasn’t incorrect.” any other. “For all our disagreements I
work for the ascent of Donald Trump a never doubted President Obama shared
few years later. All politicians self-mythologize. This the seventy-five-year bipartisan con-
Trump emerges as a bete noire in the book is an effort to codify McCain’s mav- sensus that American leadership of the
book. When McCain after the 2016 elec- erick brand. He puts extra emphasis on free world was a moral obligation and a
tions received a copy of the “dossier,” de- his work across the aisle, including a 38- practical necessity,” he writes. “I’m not
tailing unverified allegations about the page chapter about working with Sen. sure what to make of President Trump’s
president compiled by an opposition re- Ted Kennedy, the liberal lion from Mas- convictions.” 
searcher, he immediately turned it over sachusetts, on healthcare and immigra-
to James Comey so the FBI could explore tion. He has kind words for other leading THE RESTLESS WAVE
whether Trump was compromised by Democrats, too, including Hillary Clin- Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights,
the Russians. “Anyone who doesn’t like it ton.
can go to hell,” writes McCain. and Other Appreciations
But he also portrays the president as Critics say McCain has always been By John McCain and Mark Salter
an outgrowth of tectonic shifts in a party more “straight talk” than action, but Simon & Schuster. 402 pp. $30
for which, just 10 years ago, he was the sometimes these skeptics, especially on Review by James Hohmann, The Washington Post

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PETS

Bonz bonds with Baxter, a good ol’ ‘Bad Boy’

Hi Dog Buddies! Punk. But, after my Terrible Twos, I was

I recently got a Woofmail from Baxter gettin’ better. Things were goin’ good. I
Rocco, a rescue West Highland Terrier.
His human sister, Maya, who’s his same loved my new life. Then, this February,
age, 13, was in our paper cuz she’s an AR-
dist, so he thought he could be in the pa- right when we were all excited, movin’
per, too. He sounded cool.
into our new house, I started feeling sick.
Baxter lives smack on the water across
from a nature preserve. My assistant I was havin’ Little Accidents, an I kept
rang the bell an there was a buncha bar-
kin.’ The door opened, Baxter trotted out, Losing my Dog Biscuits, which made me
tilted his head, an stood there, sizin’ me
up. He had great posture an silky white real weak. Dad an Momma rushed me
hair that stuck out in Every Direction. It
was Pawsome! to the doctor. It was an e-MER-gency. I

“Good morning,” I said in my Serious, was in what they called REEnull failure.
Professional Voice. “I’m Bonzo an this
is my assistant. Great place you’ve got I don’t know what that means, but I was
here.”
Fading Fast. I hadda stay in the hos-pit-
Apparently, I Passed Mustard, cuz
Baxter approached for the Wag-an-Sniff. tle, an get a Second Opinion an have IVs
“Thanks, Bonz. Let’s go sit.”
an other stuff I don’t understand.
He led us into the living room an
hopped onto the back of a couch, lookin’ “When Dad an Momma brought me
out at the water. “Make yourself comf-
tubble. This is my Dad, Nick, an my home, I was Skin-an-Bones. Even with
Momma, Teri. I have a human brother,
Marley, he’s 15, an my sister, Maya, of lotsa medicine, there still wasn’t Much
course. My little pooch sis Kira’s in back
somewhere. She’s a Westie, too. So, what Hope. I was getting’ ready to Buy the
do I do? Just start yappin’ about my life?”
Doghouse. Dad was des-prutt, cuz we’d
“Pretty much.” I opened my notebook.
“Start with how you met your Forever been together so long. He didn’t even
Family.”
care that I was a Big Pain in the Kazoo.
“Got it. Well, my puppyhood was Dis-
mal Dog Biscuits, in Tampa, back in oh- He did a buncha research an found a
four. I was inna family with liddle hu-
mans who were really mean to me. They human called a Holl-is-tick Nutritionist
shoulda NEVER had a dog EVER. They
chased me with sticks. I was skinny, dirty Baxter. (don’t even ask) who had success help-
an scraggly an had, like, zillions of fleas. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
So I developed a Really Bad Attitude ing pooches with Failing REEnulls. So
About Humans. I thought they were all “No Woof. But, Thank Lassie, my For-
like that.” ever Dad had been lookin’ for a dog. His Momma an Dad decided, ‘What the
Mom (she’s my Nanny Chris now) had
“That’s awful,” I sympathized. Westies an Dad liked ’em, but he didn’t Woof. Let’s give it a try.’ I got hot packs
picksure himself with a little fluffy
white, froo-froo-lookin’ pooch (like me). an cold packs (which felt wunnerful) an
He was thinkin’ more along the lines of
a big, macho, fluff-free dog. Anyway, special food, like watermelon and coco-
my famly didn’t like me any more than I
liked them, so they put a Puppy-For-Sale nut water which Momma hadda squirt
ad in the PA-per. My Forever Dad saw it
an he bought me, fleas an all.” “An, er, how did that, um, manifest it- in my mouth cuzza me bein’ so weak.

“Cool Kibbles.” self?” I inquired. Momma an Dad were with me every
“Well, yeah, but, see, cuzza my early
experiences with humans, I wasn’t a cud- “Well, it wasn’t that I didn’t love Mom- single second. After 48 hours, I was what
dly, wuddly pooch. I didn’t know what a
frenly pat or tummy rub was. I had an At- ma an Dad, it was super fun hangin’ out Dad called Out of the Woods. I don’t re-
titude, an no manners WHATSOEVER!”
with Dad, goin’ surfin’ an swimming.’ member bein’ in the woods, but I WAS

But I was, let’s face it, a Bad Dog. Like, feelin’ better. When I went back to my

I chewed up everything, so I got nick- regular doctor for a checkup, my tests

named The Shredder. Once I ate the were normal. Now I’m on a duh-licious

whole couch. I also ate Dad’s wallet and diet: dehydrated beef, raw veg-tubbles,

credit cards. An Momma’s sunglasses. punkin seeds an other stuff. And liddle

An shoes. But only the good, leather carrots for treats.

ones. “I’ve also learned to ‘SIT’ on request. If

“So they started callin’ me Big Bad I’m in the mood. I woof-talk a lot, which

Baxter. See this collar? I’ve had it since I makes Momma an Dad happy. An now

was a pup. Check out the tag.” I love snuggles an tummy rubs, an I’m

I looked. Sure ’nuff: “Big Bad Baxter.” much more mellow an thoughtful. As

“Even at the Dog Park, which I love, I long as everything’s about me, me, me.”

managed to get myself thrown out of the Heading home I was thinking about

Liddle Dog Section for pickin’ fights. I Bad Boy Baxter, who doesn’t mind ad-

never thought of myself as a liddle dog. mitting he loves tummy rubs. An think-

So I’d slip into the Big Dog Section an ing perhaps I should eat more veg-tub-

pick fights with German Shepherds or bles. Some nice broccoli, or maybe a

retrievers. One day, they all got Fed Up lovely green bean. Tomorrow. 

and Cleaned My Clock. So now I’m more

humble. At the Dog Park.

-The Bonz“When I first met Kira, I was awful

to her. I’d knock her down an she’d go
tumblin’ across the floor. I’d steal oth-
er pooches’ toys, too. Dad says I was a

Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]

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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE

THE BRIDGE MAGAZINE FOR THE TOP PLAYERS WEST NORTH EAST
6 A Q 10 7 4 KJ953
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist KQ84 J 10 9 6 5 3 2
J 10 7 5 4 3 A98 Q
The Bridge World magazine is edited and published monthly by Jeff Rubens. (I am the 62 A 10 9 8 4
associate editor.) It aims at duplicate players, with lengthy tournament reports, declarer-
play and defense problems, hands that you and your partner can bid and tough bidding SOUTH
decisions with expert analysis. 82
A7
There is also some material for those who are trying to reach this level. This week’s K62
deal is one example. How should South play in six clubs after a trump lead with East KQJ753
following suit?
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
If North had rebid two hearts, it would have been forcing for one round, so the jump to
three hearts was a splinter bid: good club support, the values for at least game and a The Bidding:
singleton (or void) in hearts. South used Roman Key Card Blackwood, learning that his
partner had three aces and no kings. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Clubs Pass 1 Spades Pass
The secret of success is the strength of the spade spots at South’s command. He 2 Clubs Pass 3 Hearts Pass LEAD:
draws the last trump and plays the spade two to dummy’s ace. Assuming no honor 4 NT Pass 5 Diamonds Pass 2 Clubs
appears, South returns to his hand with a heart to the ace and leads his spade eight, 5 NT Pass 6 Clubs All Pass
planning to cover West’s card as cheaply as possible. Here, though, when West
discards, declarer runs the eight to East’s nine.

Suppose East shifts to his diamond queen. South wins on the board, leads the spade
queen and ruffs East’s king, trumps the heart seven, plays the spade 10 and ruffs East’s
jack, crosses to dummy with a trump and discards his diamond loser on the now-high
spade seven.

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INSIGHT GAMES

ACROSS DOWN
1 Actor’s part (4) 2 People from the
3 Public houses (4)
9 Tints of colour (5) largest country (8)
10 The longest month? (9) 2 Make-up (8)
11 Musical set in Argentina (5) 4 More honourable (6)
12 Meddle (9) 5 Roads (7)
15 Honey ingredient (6) 6 Opposed to (4)
17 Casual top (1-5) 7 The largest continent (4)
19 In an unspecified place (9) 8 Rip (4)
21 Threaded bolt (5) 13 Person’s duration (8)
23 Subjecting to inspection (9) 14 Power (8)
24 Manufacturer (5) 16 Solutions (7)
25 Location (4) 18 Collision (6)
26 Netting (4) 20 Cat-o’-nine-tails? (4)
21 Calculations (4)
22 Garden tool (4)

The Telegraph

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
square.

The Telegraph

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INSIGHT GAMES

ACROSS the Line” generation 60 RCA output, The Washington Post
1 Grosbeak’s beak 67 Puppy’s bark debunker once
4 New Mexico 68 Superstitions, Francesco FEEL BETTER NOW? By Merl Reagle
126 Airline to Den. 61 Congestion-free
Indian home cures, etc. DOWN competitions?
8 Actress Allgood 69 Soothing former 1 Rejector of
12 Hard-to-lift everything 62 Rock song that
game-show 2 Day times leaves you clear-
instruments host? 3 Composer Alban headed?
17 Soothing TV 71 Part of SHAZAM 4 Tourist attraction,
72 Start of a verse? often 64 Hanoi holiday
game show? 73 Eniwetok event 5 Headache-free 65 “Sweet as apple
20 Don’t forget (to) 74 99’s pal societies
21 No-pain novelist? 75 Abuse 6 Low points cider” girl
22 Gift-giver’s 76 “Let’s shake on 7 “Peace ___ 66 Tea and
it!” hand”
urging 78 Ill-comforted one 8 Hardly any Sympathy stars
23 Door doohickey 79 Jazz style 9 Bowed segment 68 French pronoun
24 Climber’s spike (original name) 10 Light again 69 Had a club at the
25 Instrument heard 81 Roscoe of 11 Au’s is 79
Cimarron 12 Assist, in club?
at 82 Soothing advice Alabama 70 Cluster of flowers
the start of J. to a 13 Voyaging 71 Villa ally, once
Arthur Rank films victim of red 14 Indian feeling no 73 Ionescoesque
27 TV journalist tape? pain? 75 “___ that
Curry 86 Surveillance 15 Laid-back hero of
28 Jenny in Love planes the comics? happen?”
Story 89 Star of “The 16 Encyclopedias 77 Atmosphere
29 Neet rival Flight that en masse
31 Doberman hue Failed”? 18 Memorable prefix
33 San Francisco, 91 Shuffle method Broadway Lola 78 Central Israel
e.g. 92 Give-___ 19 Sinaloan
35 Surface for 94 Tax I.D. no. singleton seaport
Kerrigan 95 R-O-L-A-I-D-S? 20 Rick Blaine 80 Commonplace
37 Checkers 97 Fiery liquid portrayer 83 William Tell’s
double-decker 99 Writer Seton 21 Military cap with
39 Cartoonist who 100 G.I. busters a plume canton
invented the 101 Half of MIV 26 Meet the Press 84 Idea for Richard
Republican 102 “Toe” preceder network
elephant 104 Leg part or 30 “___ it goes” Simmons
41 Small horse- animal 32 Burning 85 Singer Shannon
drawn 106 Shot from guns 34 “... sow, so 87 Aussie capital
carriage 107 Electrician’s shall ___” 88 Azures
43 Unfamiliar chant? 36 She may feel 89 Doctrine
44 Newsman 109 Last letters shear terror 90 Grabs
Charles 111 Zombie island 38 Slap-shot 92 ___ oneself
and family 114 Victor Hugo’s stopper
46 Crude stone tool daughter 40 ___ Aviv (took advantage)
49 First name of 96 116 Tsongas beat 42 Sounds of 93 Reduces, as pain
Down him wonder 96 First U.N. chief
51 Pre-1917 rulers 118 Soothing opera 45 N Utah city 98 On duty
52 The remainder of piece? 47 City on the 103 Anarchy
the remedies? 121 Keyboard works Allegheny 105 Saudi king
54 Exisle? 122 Q: “Are these the 48 Plateaus
55 Pope in 1050 pills you want, 50 Bank CD abbr. crowned in 1982
57 A movie was all Fonzie?” 52 Skating feats 108 Form
about her A: “___” 53 Number of days 110 Hotheaded
58 “___ about it!” 123 Beer-tasting in avril
61 Chord with a nuance 56 Archipelago units Sicilian?
flatted third and 124 Overwhelms 59 Certain engrs. 112 Kmart chopper?
fifth: abbr. 125 Spontaneous- 113 Actor Novello
63 Caterpillar hairs 115 Solves
65 First words of 116 Mr. Bumble?
Cash’s “I Walk 117 Plop preceder
119 Denmark city
120 Le dernier __

The Telegraph

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INSIGHT BACK PAGE

Multitasking mom left wondering if she’s doing it right

BY CAROLYN HAX Give yourself a little break while you’re at it. Pick a
Washington Post time, arrange child care, go someplace pleasant, even
if it’s a $6 date for coffee. Breathe. Then sift through
Dear Carolyn: recent experiences for clues on the battles to pick:

As a mother of three young kids Which corners have you cut? Which did you later
regret, and which were genius?
holding a full-time job and with a
Where has inflexibility paid off?
husband who frequently works late Where have your orthodoxies caused more trouble
than they’re worth?
evenings and some weekends, I feel What discoveries have you made that your spouse
can use?
my priorities change according to Where can better coordination reduce confusion
and conflict? (Kids always find the gaps.)
what is in front of me at the time, then I’m reconsider- Having read and absorbed the messages of the big
picture, you can apply them in the moment as consis-
ing my choices later. tent priorities, even in moments of chaos and fatigue.
This, in turn, will preempt a lot of guilt. If you decided
How do I decide what’s most important without while lucid and rested that Cereal Night is a harmless
shortcut, then Cereal Night will lose its power to haunt
feeling guilty or stressed out or tired all the time? How you. Likewise, having decided that bedtime enforce-
ment is a battle wisely fought, you’ll have the stamina
do I feel like I made the right choices and right balance, of your convictions and be less tempted to cave.
As with any child-rearing tactics, you’re using them
and be at peace with it? in a dynamic situation and your priorities will need up-
dating as you go. But updating them every few months
– Full Time is nevertheless a welcome degree of stability compared
with daily priorities bingo.
Full Time: I don’t know that you can work full those lines. Often before you literally go to work, or Best of all, it’s groundwork for self-forgiveness. You’ll
time and tag-team-raise three small children with a after a full day at work. still choose wrong under pressure sometimes, because
spouse you often don’t see without some fatigue and everyone does, but planning ahead makes the next
stress. It’s a lot to carry. So, yeah. good choice clear(er). Try, oops, try again – exactly
There probably isn’t much you can do about the what we’re teaching them. 
Child rearing is the perfect host environment for physical and emotional chore list – except plug away
doubts, because the hardest work today is largely for as time works its incremental magic; outsource
results you’ll see only years from now. That leaves liberally, including age-appropriately to the kids; and
ample room to wonder whether you handled X or Y behold the glory of “no.” But you can buy yourself
the right way. significant relief through your reasoning and priori-
ties.
Kids also, being people, will push back against This mental workload is one even an overextended
even meticulous efforts to civilize them – in more parent can tackle in advance – with spouse, in this
colorful ways than you can imagine. Just deciding case – instead of pushing it off to the moment.
which lines to hold is a challenge, and you’re making
those calculations on the fly, often alone and usually
tired, and that’s before the work of actually holding

Doc: Spine surgery much
improved in recent years

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YOUR HEALTH

Doc: Spine surgery much improved in recent years

BY TOM LLOYD
Staff Writer

While most people think neuro- Dr. Jacob Januszewski. The good news is these surgeons “Anyone who had spinal surgery be-
surgeons like Dr. Jacob Januszewski have extensive training, and spine fore 2010, probably had it done wrong
mainly, or even exclusively, operate PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE surgery today is much improved com- and [they] are now coming back with
on patients’ brains, it turns out these pared to just a decade ago. problems,” says Januszewski, whose
highly specialized doctors actually Many of us will, especially as we
spend much more time treating back age, may need the help of a neurosur-
pain related to the spine and nervous geon like Januszewski.
system.
That is the bad news.
Januszewski estimates the ratio
in most neurosurgery practices as
“about 80 percent spine and 20 per-
cent brain,” and says that 80 percent
includes treating a wide range of
spine-related problems, including
adult scoliosis correction, spinal de-
formities and malformations, lami-
nectomies, cervical lumbar disecon-
omies and spinal fusions.

The ratio is not surprising in one
sense, since the National Institutes
of Health have found up to 70 percent
of U.S. seniors suffer from back pain,
and that spine-related problems “oc-
cur at much higher rates than brain
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YOUR HEALTH brain-related disorders.
After all, as Johns Hopkins points
credentials include a medical degree what’s causing it,” Januszewski says.
from Michigan State, a seven-year When asked about advancements out, the human brain contains 100
residency at Hofstra followed by a billion neurons – roughly the same
multi-year minimally invasive com- in treating Parkinson’s and Alzheim- number as there are stars in our gal-
plex spine deformity fellowship here er’s disease, Januszewski says for axy; these neurons are surrounded,
in Florida, a stint as an attending neu- Parkinson’s, “we do deep brain sim- sustained and supported by at least as
rosurgeon in Orlando, and a practice ulation right now and I think we are many and possibly many more – tril-
with the First Choice Medical Group, improving technology in targeting lions – of glial cells.
the B.A.C.K. Center and the Steward the areas we want,” while “developing
Healthcare Network. easier, faster techniques.” Learning how to surgically repair
the brain when it breaks down is go-
Fortunately, a better understand- For Alzheimer’s, “neurologists are ing to take time. And highly skilled
ing of how the spine and its atten- developing new markers to mark out physicians.
dant nerves function, along with im- early-onset Alzheimer’s, using MRI
proved minimally invasive surgical technology so that we can at least de- Dr. Jacob Januszewski has offices at
techniques, have combined to make tect it earlier, but there are no neuro- 8005 Bay Street, Suite 5 in Sebastian
modern spine surgeries much more surgical options as of yet to treat it.” and can be reached at 321-723-7716. 
successful than in the past.
In fairness, we probably shouldn’t
And, in more good news, Janusze- be expecting quick or easy fixes for

“Anyone who had spinal

surgery before 2010,

probably had it done

wrong and [they] are

now coming back with

problems,’

Dr. Jacob Januszewski.

wski says, “there are other ways of
treating pain than surgery. Usually
where I start is palliative medicine,
changes in lifestyle, physical therapy
and pain management – though not
with narcotics.”

Brain diseases, meanwhile, remain
difficult to treat, though some prog-
ress is being made.

While not nearly as common as
back problems, brain diseases afflict
many people.

The Dana Farber Cancer Center
reports “nearly 80,000 new cases of
primary brain tumors are expected to
be diagnosed this year,” and the Na-
tional Brain Tumor Society estimates
some 700,000 Americans are already
living with a primary brain tumor.

Happily, the most common type
of brain cancer, meningioma, is of-
ten benign and may not even require
surgery, according to Johns Hopkins
Medicine.

And then there’s glioblastoma.
Glioblastoma tumors are highly
malignant, growing with terrifying
speed. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy
died from glioblastoma, and former
GOP presidential candidate John Mc-
Cain is now battling the disease.
“We have no idea how [those glio-
blastoma cells] are mutating and

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YOUR HEALTH

SRMC’s ‘JointCoach’ is winning surgery patients over

BY TOM LLOYD To help enhance patient care, Lisa Cox.
Staff Writer Cox and her orthopedic team just
launched a new online program for PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
Hospitals and outside surgery joint replacement patients called
centers nationwide have been JointCoach.
scrambling recently to get joint re-
placement patients out the door as As anyone who’s ever undergone
fast as possible to cut costs and con- any major surgery already knows,
form to new Medicare guidelines. it’s often what the patient doesn’t
know, or didn’t plan for, that can
But how fast is too fast? make recovery much harder than it
In January of this year Medicare needs to be.
began allowing total knee replace-
ments as an “outpatient procedure,” SRMC’s new online tool offers pa-
with some patients spending as tients the opportunity to communi-
little as eight hours under medical cate with the orthopedic staff before
care for what is still a major opera- surgery, during recovery and for up to
tion that involves sawing off bones a year afterward.
and installing large mechanical
parts in the body. “Basically,” Cox explains, “a lot
Despite the new outpatient clas- of the information and education
sification, Sebastian River Medical the patient was either receiving on
Center Director of Orthopedics Lisa a piece of paper, or in our big guide
Cox seems intent on taking a some- book or verbally, they now can have
what more cautious approach. delivered right to their computer,
“We want to reduce the length of iPad or phone, whichever is their
stay,” Cox says, “but we’re certainly choice.”
not going to reduce the length of stay
at the cost of quality or patient care.” Perhaps more importantly, Joint-
Coach is a two-way street.

Patients can ask their surgical
team questions before and after sur-

gery, and arrange for family mem- user-friendly.”
bers or caregivers to receive copies And before someone brings up
of their appointments schedule and
rehab routine and schedule. They Cambridge Analytics and Facebook,
also can view and review interactive thanks to the Health Insurance Por-
videos and other instructional and tability and Accountability Act or
educational materials any time they HIPAA, patients don’t need to worry
want, manage and track their rehab about their personal information
progress, and use the site’s exten- being sold, transferred or otherwise
sive library to help answer additional marketed to outside groups. Strict
questions. federal laws are already in place to
prevent that.
They can even manage their medi-
cations online. Currently, on average, knee re-
placement patients spend between
The hospital, in return, can also one and three days in the hospital.
learn valuable information that will Patients who have hip replacements,
help the patient prepare for both sur- which are not covered by Medicare’s
gery and rehab. new outpatient rule, can often go
home after only one day.
“We can find out about their home
situation,” Cox says. “How many Regardless of the length of the
stairs do they have in their home? hospital stay, Cox is confident Joint-
Do they have a walker? Do they need Coach can and will make the post-
one? Those are some of the things we operative phase of joint replacement
need to know so that we can take bet- easier. And safer.
ter care of them.”
“We can also follow them after-
Of course, since many of today’s se- wards,” she says.
niors didn’t grow up in “the informa-
tion age” and sometimes find com- “The day after they leave, and then
puters and cellphones a tad daunting, daily for four days, and then every
it’s only fair to ask how easy this on- other day for about a week and a
line service is to use. Cox has a ready half. We can send them check-in and
answer. check-out forms, or just ask, ‘Hey,
how are you feeling today?’”
“I can tell you,” she says with a hint
of pride, “out of the 40 people I signed Lisa Cox is the director of orthope-
up during the last week, not one of dics at the Sebastian River Medical
them has had any difficulty. It’s very Center. The phone number is 772-
581-7905. 

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FINE & CASUAL DINING

Sun On the Beach: Its casual fare shines

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER or formal, but I’ve always found
[email protected]
the place to be clean. The
One of my favorite things about
summer break is being able to go out food is definitely not ge-
to breakfast or lunch with my son. One
of our favorite places to do that is Sun neric diner grub. The menu
On the Beach in Satellite Beach.
is surprisingly large and
We don’t always get out that early,
which is fine because Sun On the diverse, featuring a
Beach serves breakfast until they close
at 2 p.m. But if you are an early riser, good helping of South-
the griddle is hot at 6:30 a.m. daily.
ern favorites, Creole
I tried to think about how to de-
scribe Sun On the Beach to someone delights, a bit of Ja-
who has never been there and the best
thing I could come up with was some- maican and Mexi-
thing that would likely get me some
interesting reader mail ... It’s the best can tossed in, and
place around for good home cooking
and day-drinking. lots of fresh fish and

My drink of choice in daylight hours seafood. Slammer Burger.
(most of the time) tends to be black There are not many
coffee, but if you want a beer, wine, PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Bloody Mary, or even a Margar- places between Mel-
ita with your
breakfast, bourne Beach

Blue Ridge Waffle. and Patrick

brunch or lunch, Sun On the Beach Air Force
has you covered.
Denver Omelet. We vis- Ultimate
From A1A the place looks kind of Bloody Mary.
like your typical beachside diner, but ited twice re-
in the back, there’s an oceanfront pa- your choice of bread. His hash browns
tio with a full bar. It’s not at all fancy cently, once for breakfast on the side ($1.59) were crisp and re-
ally tasty, but not greasy. The orange
Base – outside of and once for lunch. On our breakfast juice at Sun On the Beach, whether
you get it in a mimosa, a screwdriver or
hotels – where you run, Sarah took care of us and she was straight up, is always fresh-squeezed
and tastes like liquid Florida sunshine.
can have a meal great about keeping my coffee full and
Our lunch adventure was just as
and enjoy a casual hot. Service has always been quick at good. I ordered a BLT ($7.39), which
was loaded with bacon and served
drink just yards Sun On the Beach, even when we’ve with those delicious homemade chips
I mentioned above, and my son or-
from the ocean. been there with a large group, but dered the SOB Dipper ($10.59), which
is a cross between a French dip and a
And if you find those the food does not taste like short-or- Philly cheesesteak sandwich, served
with Au Jus. The steak was tender rib-
places, they are typical- der cooking. I ordered the Blue Ridge eye and the bread was great, too. And
again, our server, Crystal this time,
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In vino veritas: On the power of a shared glass of wine

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE commemorate the past and welcome Twenty-four hours later, I was flat tire in the middle of the desert
The Washington Post the future. It helps bring us together. in northwestern New Mexico with for one member of our team, and the
Wine never tastes quite as good when about a dozen colleagues. A long day kick of driving along the old Route
“In vino veritas” is a saying attrib- we drink it alone. of travel included airport delays, a 66. After all the work was done,
uted to Pliny the Elder. In wine there several of us gathered at our hotel
is truth. to unwind and debrief on the day’s
events.
The Latin phrase refers to people
who, under the influence of alcohol, And there was wine. One colleague
feel free to speak their minds, and it brought a bottle of Turnbull Caber-
is often followed by “in aqua sanitas,” net Sauvignon 2014 from Napa Valley,
or in water there is health. In that a gift from his father. I contributed
context, it offers a warning against a Limerick Lane 1910 Block Zinfan-
drunkenness; wine lovers prefer to del from the Russian River Valley in
say the Roman author intentionally Sonoma County. Argentine malbecs
omitted the second phrase or that it from Gascón and Alamos, procured
was reconnected by temperance ad- at local supermarkets, were offered.
vocates.
Wine is supposed to be paired with
Standing alone, in vino veritas is food, but all we had were some cold
nuanced. It retains the negative con- gluten-free pizza and the makings of
notation of loose-lipped inebriation, bruschetta, left over from a midafter-
but it also hints at a more positive noon dinner. We feasted on conversa-
truth, hidden within ourselves and tion instead. After recapping the day,
revealed through wine’s mystical talk moved on to work and life.
ability to elevate our spirit.
We didn’t say much about the wine.
On two consecutive evenings, on Instead, we groused about bureau-
two sides of the country, and with two cracy and bragged of our individual
groups of people, I experienced the accomplishments, as well as those of
positive truth in wine. The first occa- our children. Before long there were
sion was a wedding. About a hundred several conversations going at once,
people gathered at District Winery in as colleagues became friends and an
Southeast Washington for a hilarious ordinary work trip became an experi-
and unconventional ceremony that ence that we will remember for years
combined elements of Greek drama and may ultimately be mentioned at
and slapstick comedy with tradi- our retirement parties.
tional ritual. Wine flowed as freely as
the tears, and I became closer friends Life and work drove these gath-
with people I deal with regularly but erings, not wine. Yet wine added its
rarely in person. charm and a measure of honesty. On
a more mundane level, wine can help
Wine was secondary to the pro- us celebrate minor victories as well
ceedings, of course, but it is difficult as major life events, or lift our cares
to conceive of such an event without and spirits when we are down.
it. Wine is the drink of celebration. We
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CALENDAR

Please send calendar information required. Call 321-724-0555 or go to www.mel-
at least two weeks prior to your bournemunicipalband.org

event to 8-9 Holy Trinity Episcopal Warehouse
Yard Sale and Raffle, 9 a.m. to 4
[email protected] p.m. JUNE 8 - 9, 1709 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

ONGOING 9 March to Save Our Ocean, 11 a.m. at Cano-
va Beach Park in Indialantic, by the Sebas-
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 tian Inlet Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park
10 Second Sunday Coin Stamp and Collect-
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- ible Show 9:30 to 3 p.m. at the Azan
days at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, Shrine Center, 1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Free Ad-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org mission. Buy, sell, trade and free appraisals. South
Brevard Coin Club. (321)428-5850.

MAY May 31 | Bob’s Bicycles and the Brevard Mountain Bike Association Wickham Park Trail Ride. 14 Clevens Face and Body
Specialists‘Annual Patient Apprecia-
31 Sunset Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 5:30 p.m. 2 Brevard Hawaiian Dancers Car Wash fun- at Satellite High School. Sixty-five performers tion Event, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Dr. Clevens‘ of-
with Shanti Yoga Life by Lele at Juan draiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taco Bell on needed for each show. Performances will be fice at 707 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard to benefit
Ponce de Leon Landing, Melbourne Beach. Do- A1A in Satellite Beach, to raise money for trav- Dec. 28-29 at the King Center in Melbourne. the Brevard Achievement Center. A portion of
nation based, for all levels. Bring a mat, towel, eling expenses to get to competitions. www.melbournecitydance.com all proceeds from the evening will be donated
water bottle and sunscreen. [email protected] to BAC in support of their “Dreams” program.
gmail.com 2 Chapel by the Sea Car Wash and BBQ fun- 3 Summer Kickoff Cookout, 11 a.m. to Special surprises for guests. RSVP at www.drc-
draiser, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 2 p.m., St. Mark’s United Methodist levens.com
31 Bob’s Bicycles and the Brevard Moun- 8240 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach. Church, 2030 N. Hwy A1A, Indialantic.
tain Bike Association (BMBA) Wickham 15 Summer Night Art and Music Fest, a
Park Trail Ride, meet at 6:15 on the north side 3 2018 Pineapple Man Triathlon hosted by 5 Historic Properties Workshop hosted by beach-inspired event, 5 to 7 p.m. at
lake restroom parking area for a 6:30 p.m. roll the Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach, 7 to the City of Melbourne, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mima’s Café and Tea Bar, 1400 N. Hwy A1A,
out and ride until dark. www.bobsbicycles.com 10 a.m. starting at Ryckman Park, Melbourne the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Indialantic.
Beach. www.pineapplemantri.com Melbourne. Review progress of surveying his-
31 To June 2 - Palm Bay Caribe Film Fes- toric properties in Downtown Melbourne. 15 Satellite Beach Police Athletic League
tival starts at 6 p.m. with red carpet 3 National Cancer Survivors’ Da Ribbon in RSVP not required, but contact Sandy Ramseth Third Friday Family Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. in
celebration, runs through 9 p.m. June 2, Brevard the Sand hosted by the Brevard American (321)608-7500 to reserve a seat. the parking lot of the D.R. Schechter Recreation
Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Asso- Cancer Society, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Pelican Beach Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive. Food trucks,
ciation, 2174 Harris Ave. NE Palm Bay. All access Park, Satellite Beach. 6-7 Melbourne Municipal Band “En- local vendors and Kidz Korner.
tickets cost $20 each. www.bcascafl.com core!” Concert by 80-member
3 Melbourne City Ballet Theatre open au- band, 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 16 Native Plant Volunteer Work Day with
JUNE ditions for Sleeping Beauty, 1 to 5 p.m. the Melbourne Auditorium. Free, tickets not the City of Satellite Beach, Keep Bre-
vard Beautiful and the Marine Resources Coun-
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN cil, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Satellite Beach Library
in May 24, 2018 Edition 1 DEVISE 1 DAPPER on Jamaica Boulevard. www.gogreensb.org
4 FABLES 2 VERTIGO
9 PURPOSE 3 SCOOT 17 A Journey of Hope: Inspirational Ne-
10 CABIN 5 ACCLAIM gro Spirituals, a celebration of the
11 EXIST 6 LIBRA week of Juneteenth and the end of slavery in
12 TEACAKE 7 SUNSET the United States, directed by LeRoy Darby and
13 CONSIGNMENT 8 GETTOGETHER Earnest Williams, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Historic Co-
18 UPTIGHT 14 SUGGEST coa Village Playhouse. Tickets $18 to $32 avail-
20 TRUCE 15 NEUTRAL able at www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com
21 OLIVE 16 RUMOUR
22 EYEBROW 17 PEEWIT 23 Shark in the Park 5k, 7:30 a.m. at Glea-
23 ROTATE 19 TWIST son Park in Indian Harbour Beach.
24 HAMLET 20 THETA

Sudoku Page 2440 SudokuPPaaggee2451 CrosswordPPage 4204 Crossword PPaaggee 2451 (TRAIT NAMES) 23 Bacon Beer Bash 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Pool home situated in
great family neighborhood

169 Coral Way E. in Indialantic: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,422-square-foot home with pool near the beach
offered for $338,000 by Coldwell Banker Paradise Realtor Audra Farley: 321-663-3534

34 Thursday, May 31, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly

REAL ESTATE

Pool home situated in great family neighborhood

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT tends throughout the home, except in
the carpeted bedrooms
A charming island home at 169
Coral Way E. is move-in ready – not The master bedroom features a
a thing to do! And, once living here, roomy walk-in closet and the master
maintenance will be a breeze. bath has a large walk-in, ceramic-
tiled, glass-front shower.
The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home,
built in 1964 and offered for A skylight streams sunshine into
$338,000, has been completely re- the hall bathroom that serves the two
modeled and features interior walls guest bedrooms and the main living
in a neutral color palette reflecting areas. A generous-sized room, it of-
lots of welcome sunlight through fers space to maneuver a wheelchair.
the large windows. A handy rear exit provides a shortcut
when going to or coming from the
Entrance into the home via a swimming pool.
charming front courtyard reveals a
great room living space that high- “You can’t get a house with a pool that
lights sliders with a southern expo- is well maintained on the beach for this
sure and direct access to an oversize price,” said Audra Farley, realtor.
swimming pool with a covered patio
area and screened surround. The pool Upgrades and extras add to the
home’s value. The double-car garage

deck has been recently resurfaced. door is hurricane rated. The home’s
There is a generous great room, automatic storm shutters are electri-
cal for easy placement but have the
with a handy pass-through to the advantage of cranking open if the
kitchen, and a large dining room with electricity is off.
plenty of space for additional furni-
ture pieces such as a china buffet and There is an exceptionally attractive
server. paver drive and beautiful xeriscaped
lot with native plants. Rain bar-
In the kitchen, a peninsula with rels provide water for the trees and
under-counter storage easily seats shrubs, and there is a paved park-
four. The kitchen’s oak cupboards ing area at the side of the home for
make it a light and bright area featur- a boat, recreational vehicle or extra
ing a handy Lazy Susan spinner in transportation. The home’s exterior
one corner cupboard. Chic black ap- is freshly painted.
pliances include a side-by-side refrig-
erator, oven, dishwasher and built-in “The neighborhood is very friendly
microwave. Tile countertops make and everybody knows each other,”
cleanup a breeze. said Mary Hopkins, who owns the
home along with her husband, Rob-
Neutral ceramic tile flooring ex-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 31, 2018 35

REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
169 CORAL WAY,
INDIALANTIC

Year built: 1964
Architecture:
Cement block/stucco
Lot size: 0.21
Home size: 1,422 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Additional features: Large
screened pool; beautifully
xeriscaped yard with paver
driveway; rain barrel system for
watering trees; automatic storm
shutters; wheel-chair accessible

bathroom
Listing agency:
Coldwell Banker Paradise
Listing agent:
Audra Farley, 321-663-3534
Listing price: $338,000

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REAL ESTATE

ert. “There are a lot of families with Pennsylvania. store and other shops. The Eau Gallie
younger and older children on the Found in the Stuart Terrace sub- Causeway is less than a mile away.
street. We have neighborhood parties
as on the 4th of July, and get a lot of division, a delightful Florida neigh- You can see this home and the love-
trick-or-treaters on Halloween.” borhood with sidewalks and larger ly community where it is located by
yards, the Hopkins’ home is only a contacting Coldwell Banker Paradise
The couple is selling their island six-minute walk away from the beach Realtor Audra Farley at 321-663-3534
house to move closer to family in and a five-minute stroll to the grocery or [email protected] 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 31, 2018 37

REAL ESTATE

Single women buying homes at twice the rate of single men

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST not as dramatic as in the Realtor younger than 18 in their households. broker in the city, recently bought her
study, however. ●Rising rents appear to be a hot- first home, a two-bedroom, two-bath
It’s the gender gap you don’t hear condo with parking space in an up-
so much about: Single women are H● ome builders have picked up on ter button for single women than for town neighborhood. The condo cost
buying homes and condos at what the trend and increasingly are design- men. In a recent tracking study con- $307,000 – more than she had origi-
may be more than twice the rate of ing homes and subdivisions to ap- ducted by research and publishing nally planned – but far below what
single males, and the trend appears peal to women’s preferences, includ- firm Builders Digital Experience, 23 comparable units would command
to be accelerating. ing singles. Pat McKee, president of percent of single women cited ris- in the hyper-expensive San Francisco
McKee Homes, a builder active in four ing rents as a “trigger” motivation Bay area, where she previously lived.
Consider: North Carolina markets, has found behind a home purchase, well above
●Single women accounted for 18 that in some of the company’s devel- the 16 percent average for all recent “I found it more feasible to buy”
percent of all home purchases last opments, significant percentages of buyers. than expected, Fleming said in an in-
year compared with just 7 percent by the homes – upward of 50 percent in terview. She “definitely looked at it in
single men, according to survey data one case – were purchased by single Colleen Fleming of Chicago il- investment terms,” but most impor-
from the National Association of Re- women in their 30s, 40s and older, so lustrates some of the aspects of the tant of all, “I had gotten to the point
altors. This makes single women the this is not just a phenomenon limited single-female buyer trend. She’s an where I wanted having a place that’s
second-largest segment in the home- to younger singles. Many of these buy- instructional design program man- really mine, where I could make the
purchase marketplace, behind mar- ers, he told me, “are tired of living in ager for the American College of Sur- changes I wanted. Now, financially, it
ried couples. apartments and now feel confident geons and, working with a Re/Max was a possibility.”
●Citing data from the most re- enough to buy a new home.”
cent U.S. Census Current Popula- So what’s with the single guys out
tion Survey, which covered 60,000 ●Single female purchasers tend to be there? Why aren’t they doing what
households, Ralph McLaughlin, more likely to see buying a home as smart single women are doing?
chief economist for consulting firm an investment, according to Jessica
Veritas Urbis Economics, found Lautz, director of demographic and There appears to be less survey
that the share of home purchases behavioral insights for the National research available on that subject
by single women in 2017 – including Association of Realtors. Single wom- compared with women, but McKee
never-married individuals, widows en pay slightly more on their pur- says that at least anecdotally from
and divorcées – hit 22.8 percent, the chase, on average, than single men discussions he’s had, “planting roots
highest on record. The gap between – $185,000 compared with $175,000 just doesn’t seem to have the same
single women and single men was – and are more likely to have children priority” for single men as for single
women. 

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REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: May 18 to May 24

The real estate market in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937 remained strong last week. Satellite Beach led
the way with 15 sales, followed by Indialantic with 7, Melbourne Beach with 6, and Indian Harbour Beach with 2.
Our featured sale of the week was of a new residence with a Spanish/Mediterranean style in the Matanilla
Reef section of Aquarina in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 7431 Matanilla Reef Way was placed on the
market Feb. 2 with an asking price of $890,000. The price was subsequently reduced to $850,000. The sale
closed May 23 for $850,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by ReneeWinkler and Carola Meyerhoeffer ofTreasure Coast
Sotheby’s.The purchaser in the transaction was represented by Carolyn Smith and Bridget Sentz of RE/MAX Elite.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE

$625,000
BREAKERS CONDO P2 1805 ATLANTIC ST 124 3/15/2018 $650,000 $650,000 5/21/2018 $460,000
OPUS 21 TOWNHOUSE CO 2941 S HIGHWAY A1A 13 3/15/2018 $479,000 $479,000 5/24/2018 $415,000
NEW MELBOURNE BEACH 5165 PALMETTO DR 4/6/2018 $439,000 $439,000 5/18/2018

SALES FOR 32903

OCEAN SHORES SUBD OF 2075 N HIGHWAY A1A N 1/12/2018 $969,000 $969,000 5/24/2018 $935,000
OCEAN SD VIL P3 RPLT 3449 POSEIDON WAY 3/23/2018 $639,000 $639,000 5/23/2018 $630,000
JADE PALM CONDO 1345 N HIGHWAY A1A 405 3/17/2018 $619,000 $619,000 5/18/2018 $610,000

SALES FOR 32937

EAU GALLIE BY THE SE 721 BEACH ST 2/5/2018 $2,250,000 $1,995,000 5/21/2018 $1,800,000
LAS BRISAS CONDO P1 537 HIGHWAY A1A 3/18/2018 $549,900 $534,900 5/22/2018 $520,000
AMHRST GRD SEC 5 U2 589 W AMHERST CIR 3/5/2018 $439,000 $425,000 5/18/2018 $400,000

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REAL ESTATE

Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: New Melbourne Beach, Address: 5165 Palmetto Dr Subdivision: Jade Palm Condo, Address: 1345 N Highway A1A 405

Listing Date: 4/6/2018 Listing Date: 3/17/2018
Original Price: $439,000 Original Price: $619,000
Recent Price: $439,000 Recent Price: $619,000
Sold: 5/18/2018 Sold: 5/18/2018
Selling Price: $415,000 Selling Price: $610,000
Listing Agent: Matthew Lavoie Listing Agent: Sherra Cameruci

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Cameruci Realty, Inc.

Lisa Springer Claudine Sloms

Keller Williams Realty Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: None, Address: 1227 Seminole Dr Subdivision: Eau Gallie By The Sea, Address: 721 Beach St

Listing Date: 11/1/2017 Listing Date: 2/5/2018
Original Price: $379,900 Original Price: $2,250,000
Recent Price: $369,900 Recent Price: $1,995,000
Sold: 5/24/2018 Sold: 5/21/2018
Selling Price: $352,000 Selling Price: $1,800,000
Listing Agent: Lorraine Shaw Listing Agent: Jack Jeffcoat

Selling Agent: J. Edwards Real Estate Selling Agent: Charles Rutenberg Realty

Sarah Munkacsy Candace Jansen Mulvaney

Coldwell Banker Paradise RE/MAX Elite

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