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01/18/2018 ISSUE 03

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‘Green’ with envy. P4 He’s a good egg! P8 ‘Beauty’-full message

SatBeach summit will learn about Cafe camaraderie at send-off Positive themes put forth in HNJ
Orlando’s sustainability success. for Air Force-bound cook. Players’ productions. PAGE 12

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Amid pay dispute, BRIGHTLINE $10.4M project
some teachers say: ERA BEGINS ... resumes on busy
8 (hours) is enough stretch of A1A
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
of $10 to $15. When the route is fully opera- [email protected]
Many Brevard County tional, south and central Brevard County will
teachers spent their first see 32 trains per day barrelling through its It’s the height of season, the
week back at school after downtown shopping and commercial areas, barrier island is brimming with
the holidays doing some- whizzing by homes and schools at speeds snowbirds and tourists navi-
thing different – trying to get of up to 110 miles per hour. Before taking a gating our roads, and beachgo-
all their work done during ers scurrying across the street.
school hours. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
So, perfect timing for a ma-
The effort was part of a jor construction project on our
“work to the contract” move- major north-south artery?
ment to bring attention to
the salary impasse between The Florida Department of
the Brevard Federation of Transportation resurfacing
Teachers and the school work underway on State Road
board. A1A between 192 and Pineda
Causeway will cost more than
“My way of working to the $1 million per mile by the time
contract is that I leave at it is complete. The 8.7-mile
3:45,” said George Thomas, section of highway, which was
a math teacher at Westshore
Junior/Senior High School. After several days of invitation-only runs,
the long-anticipated Brightline high-speed
BFT issued a call to action rail project (formerly All Aboard Florida) has
in December for teachers to become a reality, at least for South Florida.
work to the contract, mean-
ing they will only work dur- Saturday began regular shuttles between
ing the hours they are con- Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for the
tractually obligated to, and general public, for a round-trip ticket price
paid for. So, for example, a

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

OFFICIALS: INDIALANTIC NEEDS NEW PIPES – AND SOON

Christopher Chinault details the need for pipe replacement. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER patch-and-go approach, town officials PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
[email protected] are asking Indialantic property own-
ers to authorize a $3 million bond to directly impacted by Hurricane
Indialantic is like a beautiful old fund new pipes under Indialantic’s Irma, includes Indialantic, un-
house in desperate need of new plumb- roads, which are the most critical half incorporated Brevard, City of
ing. Town officials have performed tri- of the pipes in danger of collapsing. Melbourne beachside, Indian
age as pipes collapse and leave gap- The Town Council voted on Jan. 10 Harbour Beach and Satellite
ing holes in streets. But unfortunately, to hold a referendum by mail ballot Beach.
what the whole town apparently needs of every registered voter within town
is a total stormwater overhaul. Up until Irma and the heavy
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INDIALANTIC’S PIPE WOES sive amounts of rainwater through the damage and costly lawsuits, since the or fire departments. But Mayor Dave
pipes. town is well aware of the problem. Berkman said “we don’t have the mon-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ey to move around,” referring to a $4
Time is of the essence, Chinault said, Councilman Dick Dunn concurred million general fund budget to run the
limits only. Town Attorney Paul Gougel- as a March ballot would allow the town about the urgency. “If we put this off whole town, with $2.5 million of that
man said ballots will be sent out in early to report the new taxes to pay off the and something happens, they will ask going to police and fire protection. “The
March and must be received by Super- bond to the state and to the Brevard why didn’t you do something,” he said. cost to replace the pipes is bigger than
visor of Elections Lori Scott’s office by County Property Appraiser in July to get the annual budget. Eliminating the po-
March 20 to be counted. the additional one mil, or $1 per $1,000 Waiting until November, or even lice and fire departments doesn’t solve
of taxable assessed value on this fall’s the August primaries would delay col- your problem,” Berkman said.
Corrugated metal pipes installed to tax bills. lection of the funds until November
control flooding way back in the John 2019. It would also mean the question Chinault keeps a map in his office
F. Kennedy Administration have rusted “The quicker you can get the money would be buried at the end of a clut- that illustrates the problem: seven dif-
through, allowing sand and soil to in- in to replace the pipes, the greater the tered ballot, as the special one-issue ferent sectors of the town’s stormwater
trude. That sediment had actually been safety,” Chinault said, adding that the mail-in ballot would not be allowed at system – three major sectors and four
keeping most of the pipes from collaps- pipes could collapse under a school bus, the same time as a primary or general minor ones – that empty, respectively,
ing – until Hurricane Irma sent mas- a car or a truck, causing injury, property election.
A collapsed pipe caused a partial cave-in of the driveway of
The first phase of the work would a Miami Avenue home in Indialantic. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
take less than a year from start to fin-
ish, according to Town Manager Chris
Chinault, and the $3 million bond will
cover only the work itself. Money for
design, permitting and interest on the
debt would be factored in to the up-
coming year’s budget.

Pipes buried under rights of way,
sidewalks, driveways or parking areas
need to be replaced, too, but most of
those can wait a year or two, Chinault
said. The town currently budgets, on av-
erage, $65,000 annually to handle emer-
gency pipe replacements and Chinault
said he expects that to continue.

It was suggested the town council
could find the money for what will end
up being a $5 million, multi-year proj-
ect by trimming the budget elsewhere,
possibly by cutting costs in the police

HIGHWAY PROJECT crossing multiple lanes to traffic. Addi-
tional bus stop pads were also added to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 improve transit access at several loca-
tions throughout the project,” he said.
rains that followed, the project was on
schedule, said Steve Olson, commu- The mid-block crossings are located
nications manager for FDOT District at Satellite Avenue, Sunrise Avenue, Ma-
5 covering East Central Florida. “The gellan Avenue, Royal Palm Boulevard,
storm did disrupt all electrical power Elwood Avenue and Grant Avenue.
along the project, as it did in much
of the entire station. As a result of the FDOT says the project is 75 percent
power outage, the signalization was complete with the contractor currently
interrupted and had to be restored,’’ working on signalization, the remain-
he said ing sidewalks and medians. All pedes-
trian crossings are Americans with Dis-
Improvements go way beyond new abilities Act (ADA) compliant. All of the
pavement, to include hurricane-resis- prep work must be complete before the
tant mast arms for signals, sidewalk final asphalt is striped.
gaps filled near bus pads, and mid-
block pedestrian crossings for better Sidewalk improvements targeting
safety crossing multiple lanes of traffic. gaps within the existing right of way
The $10.4 million project did not re- were prioritized toward accessing tran-
quire right of way acquisition. sit stops and curb ramp improvements
with other sidewalks added near mid-
The overall goal of is to maintain the block crossings. Requests by local gov-
integrity of the roadway by milling and ernments resulted in sidewalks at still
resurfacing the travel lanes. It is a con- other locations, including the sidewalk
stant challenge along SR A1A, especially on the east side of SR A1A at the ex-
in the harsh conditions along the bar- treme north of the project at the former
rier islands. through lane at Pineda Cause and Pat-
rick Air Force Base.
But this project goes a step beyond
routine maintenance, with improve- “Right-of-way constraints and fund-
ments for better safety for pedestrians ing prohibited filling in all the gaps
and bicyclists included as part of the along the corridor,’’ Olson said.
original design, Olson said. “By add-
ing six mid-block crossings, a landing Other improvements include the in-
space has been created for pedestrians stallation of 18 new mast arms designed
to better withstand hurricane winds. 

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

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into seven different outfalls. The map the pipe replacement. Several residents, that the pipes are collapsing. to getting a “yes” vote out of some resi-
is color-coded and scattered hot spots along with Councilwoman Mary Jo Kil- “It’s getting worse, not better,” dents, the council voted that, upon
where pipes have already been replaced cullen, insisted the town should con- passage of the referendum, the town
are noted by BSE Consultants, the duct a sea level rise study. Chinault said. “I can guarantee you would commission a comprehensive
town’s engineer of record on the storm- they (the pipes) will fail. I can’t tell you stormwater study and, if warranted,
water schematics. Chinault protested, saying that when.” tweak the planned improvements ac-
no study, no matter how well inten- cordingly. 
That map constitutes “the plan” for tioned, will change the stark reality Recognizing the lack of a scientific
study might present a stumbling block

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SatBeach ‘Green’ summit: Learn how Orlando leads

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Orlando Director of Sustainability Chris Castro. come more sustainable. More impor- cated throughout the city and a large
[email protected] tantly, the citizens are engaged and fleet of electric vehicle for municipal
presentation by sustainability part- working closely with the elected of- operations. Home of the Fleet Farm-
Government officials on the South ner Brevard Zoo and the keynote ficials and senior staff to ensure this ing Program, which turns underuti-
Brevard barrier island and beyond presentation by Castro. The summit becomes part of their culture. This is lized land into organic farms, it is a
can look to Orlando to see what “Go- will conclude with a panel discussion a fantastic differentiator over other leader in urban agriculture with more
ing Green” can mean on a huge scale with the goal to collectively create re- similar-sized cities. Compared to than 600 garden plots, urban fruit tree
when Satellite Beach hosts a free Sus- gional goal setting. other small cities, I would say Satellite orchards, urban chicken ordinance
tainability Summit on Feb. 8. Beach is showing their leadership by and multiple urban farms.
“I have been impressed by the re- example,’’ Castro said.
Orlando’s Director of Sustainabil- cent efforts in Satellite Beach to be- Other examples include passing a
ity Chris Castro will be the keynote Orlando leaders since 2007 have 100 percent renewable energy policy
speaker at 5 p.m. that day when the been working to transform the city in by 2030 for municipal operations,
summit convenes at the Satellite several areas. Now the Green Works and citywide by 2050. Orlando has
Beach Civic Center. Orlando program is ranked in the top procured more than 5MW of solar
20 cities nationwide for its work in energy, enough to power City Hall, 17
All Brevard cities were invited to clean energy, green buildings, local fire stations and police headquarters.
participate in the public event that food systems, livability, solid waste, So far, an energy efficiency project in
begins with a pre-summit workshop transportation, water resources and city buildings has saved $2 million in
on creating a sustainability plan. Pre- natural ecology. expenses.
sentations and updates on plans in-
clude Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, For example, Orlando has more Though manifested on a more
Indialantic, Palm Bay, Melbourne than 350 electric vehicle chargers lo- moderate scale with smaller projects
and Melbourne Beach, followed by a

BRIGHTLINE ment of Transportation. Though the the route, mostly on the Treasure PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
only announced stops are Miami, Fort Coast, have used millions of dollars
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Or- in legal and consulting fees to right on Saturday and said it was a nice,
lando, many still hold out hopes that a the train via litigation and regulatory smooth ride. What he found was bev-
westward turn in Cocoa to its termi- Brevard County station may be added challenges. Brevard County leaders erage and snack service by friendly
nus near the Orlando International someday. Concerns abound about the have historically worked collabora- attendants, just like an airplane, plus
Airport, the Brightline will eventually safety of the train abound, punctu- tively with the Brightline executives. a free adult beverage included with
sail over the crossing at Pineda Cause- ated by the death of a woman struck the $15 “Select” ticket. The brand-new
way on a planned elevated track to be by the train Friday night in Boynton Columnist Ray McNulty from The trains have wide, carpeted aisles and
constructed in partnership with Bre- Beach. Communities up and down Beachsider’s sister publication Vero comfortable leather seats. Free wire-
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and savings, the principles of sustain- land and water systems, energy and other Brevard cities) to see us as a tainability conference for four years
ability remain the same. Palm Bay’s transportation systems, community partner in their journey and emulate which has been attended by Satellite
sustainability plan focuses on creat- outreach and quality of life. the work we are doing to drive a bet- Beach City Manager Courtney Barker.
ing green jobs, reducing municipal ter quality of life, environmental qual-
energy consumption and greenhouse “The Green Works Orlando pro- ity and economic vitality of our city,’’ “In respect to their size and location
gas emissions. Satellite Beach focuses gram has been a showcase model for Castro said. they (Satellite Beach officials) seem to
on five categories: built environment, cities around the U.S. and the world. be moving quicker in the right direc-
We encourage Satellite Beach (and Orlando has hosted a similar sus- tion than most cities,’’ Castro said. 

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TEACHERS WORK TO CONTRACT off their jobs, such as all calling in vidual ways,” Thomas said. “Some of der for you to have those programs
sick on the same day. those ways would include coming in they are typically outside of contract
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 at the 7:45 start time, arriving at that hours.”
Salary negotiation has also become time, or leaving at 3:45 as the con-
teacher who chooses to work to the a bigger issue in districts across the tract states.” Mickey Olinger, a sixth-grade sci-
contract might no longer take papers state in recent years, thanks to a 2011 ence and social studies teacher and
home to grade at night. A teacher change in state law that eliminated Thomas said that could mean less the BFT representative at Indialantic
who is also an athletic coach, how- tenure and mandated that all teach- time to meet with students, and less Elementary, said she has been work-
ever, would still continue coaching if ers hired after that point be on one- support for extracurricular clubs and ing to the contract for three months,
he or she receives a stipend for that year contracts that must be renewed activities like science research and mostly by backing off on paperwork.
work. by their district every year. math teams.
“I’m spending time just on teach-
Teachers in Florida and many Thomas, who is his school’s union “What students that are serious ing,” Olinger said.
other states are considered essential representative, said he didn’t know about learning need in their study
public employees and are therefore for sure how many teachers were program is enrichment. Enrichment The teachers union and the school
prohibited from striking or staging working to the contract. is anything that’s extra that focuses board have been at an impasse over
any sort of coordinated effort to walk on their passion,” he said. “In or- pay since October. Other aspects of the
“We’re doing it in our own indi- teachers’ contract have been ironed
out, but the union has rejected the
board’s 1.5 percent salary increase of-
fer. The two sides will meet Jan. 23 with
a special magistrate from the state
Public Employees Relations Commis-
sion. The mediation is non-binding,
however, and the school board can
go ahead and approve a final contract
whether BFT agrees or not.

The union hopes that the magis-
trate can convince the school board
to offer a larger increase, and is call-
ing on teachers to continue working
to the contract until the impasse is
resolved.

The BFT Facebook page featured
several posts last week from teachers
working to the contract, including
some showing empty teacher park-
ing lots before and after school, wav-
ing goodbye as they left the building
promptly at 3:45 p.m., and doing
personal activities such as exercising
or meeting for coffee before or after
school.

“A lot of teachers are telling us
what they’re doing and it’s a ‘make
of it whatever you can’ situation,”
union president Dan Bennett said.
“Some teachers have said, ‘Well, I
just can’t walk out exactly on time,
but I’m leaving a few minutes later
and maybe not bringing everything
(home) with me that I used to.’ Some
people have even commented that
they get to hit the gym and make din-
ner for their families.”

He said there haven’t been any
negative comments or feedback
from administrators.

“I have had some principals tell us
that they support the teachers and
they are really rooting for us,” Ben-
nett said.

Brett Tower, an eighth-grade sci-
ence teacher and BFT representative
at Hoover Middle School, said he is
working to the contract to a point,
but can’t do it every day.

“The truth is this … when we work
to the contract the amount of work
we have to do really doesn’t de-
crease,” Tower said. “The kids are still
doing assignments and doing work
and that stuff is going to pile up. This
is incredibly stressful for our mem-
bers.” 

Café regulars agree:
Air Force-bound cook

is a good egg

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SEEN & SCENE

Café regulars agree: Air Force-bound cook is a good egg

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]

On a recent Monday, traditionally a Gillian, Rob and Cody Lee with Emerson Krause. just to see Cody. I’ve worked in a lot PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER
day of rest for those in the food indus- of Michelin-starred restaurants in
try, Banana River Cafe’s front door staff here. It’s not just Cody. We have Manhattan, some of the best restau- graduated from Satellite High. He
was propped open, the lights were a really incredible staff,” Krause said rants in North America, and I have leaves home on Feb. 19 for medi-
on and music, laughter and irresist- as guests trickled in to the 52-seat never seen anybody cook eggs as well cal processing and then on to basic
ible aromas spilled onto the sidewalk eatery. as he does,” Krause said. training in San Antonio.
outside.
Cody, though, is why he and the What makes a perfect omelet, “For the job that I’m trying to go
Rather than taking a well-earned staff are here this evening, welcom- Lee’s specialty? Krause explains: “He into, I’m most likely going to go to
rest after a hectic weekend, owner ing customers who are as close as drags the egg in and it creates layers Hurlburt Field, which is in the Florida
and staff welcomed friends, family family. and it incorporates air into the om- Panhandle,” Lee said. The career goal
and customers to a public sendoff of elet. Then he flips it, and puts the is Tactical Air Control Party, which
one of their own. “The regulars, a lot of people come garnish in it. You’ll cut into it and supports the Army by calling in
you’ll see all these beautiful, little close-proximity air strikes. His girl-
The guest of honor, Cody Lee, has layers and it has this gorgeous lift to friend, Savannah Bernard, is signing
been toiling in the cafe’s little kitchen it. I call it The Cody Method. And I’ve on for the adventure. “She’s going to
for about five years but is now pre- run into people when I’ve been out try to hang along with me as long as
paring to spread his wings as he joins and about and they talk about the she can. Once I get a base, she’ll come
the Air Force. omelets.” with me.”

Banana River Cafe, sandwiched Said Leland Krause: “Cody is the By 5:45 p.m., it’s a full house and
between Beachside Bagel World and first person I met when we were inter- all are enjoying the camaraderie and,
Pour House Lounge in a strip shop- ested in buying the restaurant. Cody of course, the food. Two guests, Jim
ping center on South Patrick Drive in waited on me and we chatted. He was and Kathy Schluter of Indialantic, are
Satellite Beach, is undergoing its own super personable. I was disappointed regulars, really regulars, who visit at
changes. when I heard he was leaving but I least twice a week.
understood. He’s got a great oppor-
Opened in 2012 by chef Loren tunity. Emerson will have to work at “We’ve loved him for years, he’s a
Greenspan, the wildly popular replacing him.” great guy. We’ve been following him
breakfast and lunch eatery recently as he’s worked toward getting into the
changed hands to become the pride Lee, 22, lives in Indialantic and Air Force. He’s the kind of guy that I’d
and joy of Emerson Krause. love to have on the line defending our
country,” Jim Schluter said. 
A recent graduate of the Culinary
Institute of America in Hyde Park,
New York, Krause wasted no time
jumping into the restaurant busi-
ness. After graduating Nov. 10 and
before the purchase was announced,
Krause conducted a monthlong “un-
dercover boss” operation and worked
in the kitchen with his employees un-
aware of his true role. What he expe-
rienced confirmed to him that being
23 and the owner of a busy restaurant
was not at all crazy. With support and
funding from Greenspan, his father,
Leland Krause, and mother, Barbara
Holst, he fast-tracked himself up the
ladder of success.

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Kathy and Jim Schluter, Cody Lee and L.J. June Rivera and Calvin Daily.

Carol Chamberlain, Cody Lee and Jeff Chamberlain. Joy Rojewski and Barbara Holst.

Loren Greenspan with Leslie Tankey.

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Ballroom Dance Group cuts a rug on Thursdays

Revae Cornell practices with instructor Michael Cassidy. PHOTOS: GORDON RAD� Students Jerry Nesseler and Revae Cornell.

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‘Beauty’ full:
HNJ Players’ show
shares positive message

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‘Beauty’ full: HNJ Players’ show shares positive message

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT John Dwyer as Lumiere. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Bob Moletteire as the Beast
[email protected] and Sarah Camp as Belle.
changing scenery. Everyone pitches ery, said the show’s director, Terry
Theater patrons may wonder why in. There are no egos. They’re just Lynch. “We try to choose shows with a pos-
they don’t see more of John Dwyer. there to put on a good show.” itive image as far as sacrifice, true
And that’s the best part of the love, that sort of thing. We are care-
The respected community the- In fact, last Saturday, the cast experience, she said. The hardest ful about verbiage. We do not do
ater actor was lauded for his work spent eight hours painting scen- part is the challenge of putting on a anything under our parish roof that
in “Proof” at the Henegar Center show in a multi-purpose room with might offend.”
and also for “Over the River and limited theatrical goodies, like a
Through the Woods” at Melbourne backstage and wing space. The productions are so popular
Civic Theatre. that they usually sell out with au-
Still, though, there are lights and diences numbering more than 300
But Dwyer has his priorities. scenery and costumes appropriate per performance. In fact, the dinner
And when it comes to the theater, to the musical tale of a young girl, theater performance of “Beauty and
his number one priority is the HNJ Belle, who finds herself the palace the Beast” has already sold out, al-
Players & Orchestra, the theatrical guest of a creature known as the though the idea of having a second
ministry of the Holy Name of Jesus Beast. dinner theater performance is cur-
Catholic Church in Indialantic. The rently being tossed around, Lynch
reason, he says, is simple: “It’s won- There also is a live orchestra, led said.
derful.” by the church’s worship director,
George Kobosko, the well-respect- About half the cast of any produc-
The group opens Disney’s “Beau- ed head of Holy Name’s music pro- tion comes from the Holy Name of
ty and the Beast” on Saturday and gram. Jesus congregation. Others come
Dwyer plays the role of Lumiere, the from the community theater and
jaunty candelabra who leads a cast And, everyone, including the mu- don’t always include Christians.
of anthropomorphic furniture and sicians, the cast, crew and direc-
kitchen supplies in the musical’s big tors, volunteer their time. The same ratio holds true for the
number, “Be Our Guest.” audience.
The program began in 1995 when
“It really is a community,” Dwyer actress Muriel Girard, a most be- The charm and congeniality of
said. “It’s the equivalent of ‘My dad loved and delightful fixture in Bre- the cast, crew and audience is pal-
has a barn, let’s put on a show.’ vard’s community theater scene, pable, Lynch said. People gather,
approached Father Page, now re- put in a lot of hours for a show they
“If you’re acting you’re probably tired, and put forth the idea of be- are thrilled to present to the com-
ginning a theater program. munity.

He embraced the idea whole- And the community, Dwyer said,
heartedly, Lynch said, and opened loves it.
with the musical “Godspell.”
“Beauty and the Beast” runs Jan.
Now, she said, the new pastor, Fa- 20-28 at Holy Name of Jesus Life
ther Scott Circe, has shown great Center, 3050 N. Highway A1A. Tick-
support. The shows they have pro- ets are $14 in advance, and $16 at
duced include “Brigadoon,” “Guys the door. Children’s tickets (10 years
and Dolls” and “Sound of Music.” and younger) are $7 in advance and
$9 at the door. Dinner tickets are $28
The program mounts about one (call 321-794-5225 for reservations).
show a year, sometimes two. Atten- For more information about the
tion is given to a musical’s message show, call 321-773-2783 during the
and language. weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
weekdays. 
“We have to choose things that
are family friendly,” Lynch said.

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‘End’ game: ‘Drood’ features audience participation

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT and what Salisbury swears is 400 pos- Mixing standard musical theater
[email protected] sibilities. “at its very best with an English music
hall pastiche” and adding a Dickensian
Audiences at Riverside Theatre in Kelley calls the musical a “love letter world results in a brilliant piece, Kelley
Vero Beach have come to expect top- to the theater.” said.
flight professional productions with
gorgeous scenery, lavish costumes and “The English musical was a precur- “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs
winning casts. sor of the variety show, the grandfa- through Feb. 4 at Riverside Theatre,
ther of the ‘Carol Burnett Show,’” Kel- 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Tick-
But with its interactive musical ley said. “Songs, sketches, dances and ets are $75 and are selling out fast. Call
production of “The Mystery of Edwin novelty acts all were part of the English 772-231-6990 or go online at www.river-
Drood” (aka “Drood!”) they’re going to music hall. And Rupert has totally em- sidetheatre.com. 
get more: a foray into “immersive the- braced that idea.”
ater.”
“Drood” director DJ SaIisbury on the set
The production has been mounted at Riverside Theatre. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
in Riverside’s Waxlax Stage, a capa-
cious space known as a “black box” world,” the musical won Holmes Tony
theater where staging and seating has awards for best book of a musical, best
ultimate flexibility. music and best lyrics.

The story’s setting is the Victorian Of course, this inventive solution
Music Hall Royale. The audience sits seems almost de rigueur for Holmes.
at cabaret tables where they can or- Born in England and raised in New
der drinks during the performance. A York, Holmes wrote the well-known
raised performance space sits in the song “Escape,” also known as the “Pina
center. Colada Song.” He created the television
show “Remember WENN” and wrote a
“At any moment, the actors can step number of plays and musicals, includ-
down and be among the audience who ing the book and some lyrics for “Cur-
are treated as patrons of the Music Hall tains.”
Royale, and of course, delightfully so,”
said director DJ Salisbury. When “Drood” was first produced, it
had a cast of 22. It had been an expen-
Another music hall conceit em- sive show to produce due to the Victo-
braced is using a woman to play the rian costumes and multiple sets.
role of Edwin Drood.
About 10 years ago in New York City,
“In music halls, women performed Salisbury and Kelley, who plays the
as men and they became stars,” Salis- Chairman in the show, participated in
bury said. a one-act workshop of the musical.

This concept springs right out of “Rupert Holmes came,” Salisbury
the award-winning musical, which said. “He wanted to workshop it to dis-
was written and composed by Rupert cover a way to make it more producible
Holmes. with a smaller cast and shorter length.”

Commissioned by the legendary Jo- They worked it down to a cast of 11
seph Papp to write a new musical for people.
the New York Public Theatre, Holmes
turned to Charles Dickens’ final, un- In his character of the Chairman,
finished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Kelley, a favorite actor among River-
Drood. side patrons, begins the proceedings
talking directly to the audience, taking
Like most of Dickens’ works, the sto- them from one of the story’s settings to
ry has a complicated cast of characters another.
who wind their ways in and out of each
other’s lives. Here, the story includes, It is the Chairman who elicits the au-
among others, an opium addicted un- dience’s choices.
cle, a pair of fraternal twins from Cey-
lon, a pretty ingénue, a kindly pastor, a “There is a trend currently to have
drunken gravedigger, a ring and the ill- theater be more immediate and inti-
fated young man, Edwin Drood. mate,” Kelley said. “Even if it’s in a big
space, there are all sorts of gradations
Like his other works, “Drood” was in an attempt to make it of the people
created in episodic installments for … It invites the audience to be a par-
publications. ticipant.”

The only problem is that Dickens left To facilitate the audience choosing
this mortal coil before he penned the who dunnit, Holmes had to write mul-
mystery’s reveal of “who-done-‘im-in.” tiple endings. And, Salisbury and his
cast had to spend twice as long in re-
While scholars point to Dickens’ hearsal going thru multiple mechanics
own letters and notes saying it was the
uncle, no one knows for sure.

Enter Holmes, who turned this frus-
tration into a delightful conceit – the
audience gets to solve the mystery.
Add that to music and lyrics which ac-
tor Warren Kelley said will “rock your

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Coming Up: Get in the habit
of laughing with ‘Sister Act’

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

1 The pew-packing musical
“Sister Act” is still going strong

and still hilarious, and you can enjoy

it again or for the first time starting

this Friday at the Henegar Center.

The 1992 musical comedy film by

Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Cheri

Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

starred Whoopi Goldberg perfectly

cast as a sassy, low-rent Reno lounge

singer, Deloris Van Cartier. Deloris

finds herself on a mob boss’ hit list

as a result of witnessing a mob hit,

resulting in the FBI placing her in

protective custody in the very last

place on the planet anyone would

think to look for her – a convent.

According to the show promo, with

a suspicious Mother Superior keep-

ing an eagle eye on her, Deloris, pre-

tending to be a nun, helps her fellow

The Brennity at Melbourne gives sisters find their voices, rediscover-
you the freedom to mix, mingle
or enjoy quiet time. Savor your ing her own along the way. Wikipe-
retirement with quality cuisine and
activities that fit your life and style. dia says “Sister Act” was one of the

Come visit most financially successful com-

you’re welcome edies of the early 1990s. It spawned 2 Jackson Browne at the
King Center one night only.
anytime a 1993 sequel; a musical adaptation

321-253-7440 that premiered at the Pasadena Play-

BrennityMelbourne.com house in 2006; opened at the London Sharing the stage with Brown will be
Greg Leisz, a songwriter and multi-
Palladium in 2009; and opened on instrumentalist who grew up in the
garage band culture of mid-1960s
Broadway in 2011. Curtain time is 8 Southern California, where he spent
time at the Ashgrove, the Troubador,
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. and clubs on the Sunset Strip. Leisz
plays guitar, dobro, mandolin, lap
Sunday. Tickets are $16 to $26. “Sis- steel and pedal steel guitar. Tickets
start at $58.
ter Act” runs through Feb. 4.

2 Singer/songwriter Jackson

Browne will be on stage at the

King Center one night only – this

Saturday at 8 p.m. A native Califor-

nian, Browne is known for his advo- 3 The Orlando Philharmonic pres-
ents “Rimma Plays Mendels-
cacy on behalf of the environment,

human rights and arts education, sohn” this Saturday in Orlando at Dr.

and has received numerous awards Phillips Center’s Bob Carr Theatre, the

for his work in these areas. Allmu- next concert in the Fairwinds Classics

sic.com says the Rock and Roll Hall Series. The concert will feature the

of Fame and Songwriters Hall of orchestra’s concertmaster, Rimma

Fame inductee is an artist “whose Bergeron-Langlois, joining conductor

introspective, literate lyrics and Eric Jacobsen in Mendelssohn’s violin

laid-back folk-rock set the template concerto in E minor, the composer’s

for much of Californian music dur- last large orchestral work, and among

ing the ’70s.” Wikipedia adds that the most popular and frequently per-

Browne’s moving work “has defined formed violin concertos in history, ac-

a genre of songwriting charged with cording to Wikipedia. The evening’s

honesty, emotion and personal poli- program includes one of Bartók’s

tics.” Expect to be moved by songs best-known and most popular works,

from the most recent of his 14 studio his Concerto for Orchestra, which,

albums, “Standing in the Breach,” states the show promo, provides a

a collection of 10 songs, described showpiece moment for each orches-

Cottages • Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Care in his bio as deeply personal and tra section. Also on the program is the

7300 Watersong Lane Melbourne, FL 32940 political, “exploring love, hope and world premiere of a new work by Or-

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BUT YOU SHOULD STILL
GIVE IT A SHOT

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Flu vaccine imperfect, but you should still give it a shot

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER 6,000
[email protected] Americans
die each year
This year’s flu vaccine leaves a lot from the flu
to be desired, according to Sebas- and the many
tian infectious disease specialist Dr. complications
Aisha Thomas-St. Cyr and the New it can bring.
England Journal of Medicine.
you’ve had the vaccine, you’ll likely
In a December 2017 article, the get a “significantly milder case” than
Journal reports “mounting concern” those who don’t get the shot.
over the effectiveness of the current
vaccine against what’s expected to be She repeats the common advice
the most common – and virulent – flu that vaccination is especially impor-
strain this year, the H3N2 virus. tant for seniors, pregnant women and
children.
That’s because the 2017-18 Ameri-
can flu vaccine is the same as the “People over 65 are at higher risk,
vaccine used in Australia last year
and that vaccine, says the New Eng-
land Journal, was only 10 percent
effective in preventing that H3N2
strain of flu.

Despite such a scary statistic, St.
Cyr is quick to insist that – regard-
less of what happened Down Under
last year – everyone who hasn’t al-
ready gotten a flu shot should get off
their holiday haunches and get one
now.

Even if the shot doesn’t keep you
from getting the flu, says St. Cyr, if

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Dr. Aisha Thomas-St. Cyr. wearing a surgical-type mask if you inflammatory response syndrome.”
must go out in public areas. Or, put more simply, she says, “Peo-
PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE ple can get strokes and heart attacks
Is that carrying things a bit too and things like that” all for the want
far? Not according to Sebastian River of a quick prick in the arm.
Medical Center.
While she hopes her predictions
For the first time ever, SRMC has don’t come true, she also hopes those
mandated that everyone who works who haven’t yet gotten a flu shot will
at the hospital who does not get vac- get the “point” of her message as soon
cinated must wear a mask while on as possible.
duty to help prevent spreading the
various flu viruses to others. Dr. Aisha Thomas-St. Cyr’s Sebas-
tian ID Care offices are directly south
Though often confused with the of Steward Health’s Sebastian River
common cold, influenza is much Medical Center at 7955 Bay Street,
more serious. It can – and does – kill. Suite 2. The phone number is 772-
388-9155. 
As St. Cyr puts it, “Influenza tends
to set off an inflammatory cascade,
a surge reaction which is systemic in

predict a pretty bad season, based
on what happened in Australia.
There will definitely be more cases,
more people hospitalized and more
deaths.”

On a somewhat brighter note, St,
Cyr does point out that current flu
vaccines protect against and help
control and reduce the symptoms of
more than just one strain of influ-
enza.

The Centers for Disease Control
says the “trivalent” vaccines avail-
able this year are aimed at the H3N2
or Hong Kong A virus, as well as what’s
known as the Michigan A-H1A1 and
the B-Victoria lineage virus.

Quadrivalent vaccines for 2017-18
also boost immunity to the B-Ya-
magata lineage virus and, according
to St. Cyr, the vaccine you’re likely to
get at your local Publix or Walgreen’s
will probably be the quadrivalent
one. If you have Medicare, these vac-
cines are free of charge.

With the Treasure Coast’s busy
social season just gearing up, get-
ting the flu vaccine ought to be at the
top of everyone’s “must do” list. And,
since flu viruses tend to spread most
readily through contact and proxim-
ity, more than a little caution is in or-
der this year.

If, for example, you’re at a party
and, as St. Cyr puts it, “you see some-
body sniffling and sneezing across
the room, I would probably say ‘Hey,
maybe I shouldn’t give them a hug or
a handshake this time.’ And I would
also say to people who are sick,
‘please rest up at home and don’t
spread it.’”

If you are “immune-suppressed,”
St. Cyr says you should consider

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Come to terms with germs you encounter every day

STORY BY ELISABETH LEAMY hepatitis and other viruses. Gerba into contact with many more people think about it, staffers wipe down the
THE WASHINGTON POST found those germs and others can and their germs. To protect your- tables, but maybe not the chairs.
survive our laundry efforts because self, use hand sanitizer or wash your
It’s 6 a.m. Your alarm shrieks and most Americans don’t wash clothes hands just after exiting public transit. Your best bet is to order your food
you hit the snooze button. You have in hot water or use bleach anymore. from the menu and then excuse your-
just deposited germs on your alarm To kill germs on clothes, use bleach And make that hand-washing thor- self to the not-so-dirty restroom to
clock. Most of us cringe when strang- or the hot cycle if you can. If not, run ough! When I asked Gerba the big- wash your hands. Or carry hand sani-
ers cough or sneeze near us in public. the dryer for more than 30 minutes. gest mistake people make regarding tizer and use it before eating.
But the truth is, hands are the real germs, he instantly said: “Not wash-
germ carriers. And our own hands Gerba says our kitchens harbor far ing their hands long enough or well Grocery stores
are culprits, too. As you go about your more pathogens than our bathrooms enough. Our study showed only half Watch out for more germs if you
day, your hands pick up other peo- because of our own germs and those the people who went to a sink used stop at the grocery store on your way
ple’s germs but also deposit germs of on raw meat and produce. The worst soap in a public restroom.” home from work. Gerba found E. coli
their own – the ones that cause colds, hot spots are the kitchen sink, kitch- bacteria on half of the shopping cart
flus, diarrhea, norovirus, staph, en sponge and kitchen counters. Your workplace handles he tested. If you think about
MRSA – and more. Restrooms have their risks (the real it, it could have come from shoppers’
To reduce the problem, clean your cesspool is the floor), but they are hands, their babies’ diapers, or raw
Let’s track where the worst microbes kitchen sink and counter frequently not the worst germ centers at your meat they put in the cart.
are in the course of a day with Charles with disposable disinfectant wipes, workplace. The ground-floor eleva- Fabric grocery bags may be an even
Gerba, often called “Dr. Germ,” a mi- especially after handling raw meat or tor button is like a petri dish of germs bigger risk, because they provide
crobiologist at the University of Arizo- produce. Use paper towels, instead of because everybody who uses the el- germs a direct route from the grocery
na. Gerba never imagined that micro- a sponge, to wipe your counters. Run evator ends up touching it. But there’s store to your home. Gerba and his
biology would make him famous, but your sponge through the dishwasher something even worse. team found that about half of reusable
an Internet search of his name yields or microwave it for one to two min- “The hot spot we found in office grocery bags were contaminated with
more than 10,000 results. utes to kill germs. buildings is usually the break room,” E. coli, which is associated with the fe-
Gerba said. “Usually on the coffee pot cal matter of animals and humans.
Here’s what Gerba has found in more Your commute handle. I mean, you want to be the first Don’t eat while you shop. Wash or
than 40 years of looking for germs. Gerba says if you commute via bus one to get the coffee in the morning.” sanitize your hands after shopping.
or subway, you are six times more Once again, where there are many Place reusable grocery bags on the floor
Your home likely to get sick than if you walk or people, there are many germs. “We rather than the kitchen counter while
You might be surprised to hear that drive, simply because you are coming found that viruses were spreading unloading. Wash your fabric grocery
your clothes can harbor salmonella, between people who had never met,” bags with hot water or bleach – or both.
he said. “We figured maybe the prob-
lem was the restroom, but it was real- Your belongings
ly the break room.” When Gerba and If you wash your hands thoroughly
his team deliberately placed a syn- and then grab your purse or cellphone,
thetic germ in an office break room, you are probably defeating the pur-
it spread to most every surface in the pose. Gerba has swabbed the bottoms
office within four hours. of women’s purses many times and says
To cut down on infections, wash about a third of them are contaminated
your hands as soon as you get to work with fecal bacteria, probably from be-
after exiting the elevator. Encourage ing placed on public restroom floors.
your company to have a profession- Then there are our phones. Gerba
al cleaning service swab down the and his team have tested cellphones
break room in addition to the rest- that contained 100,000 bacteria. And
room. Wash your hands thoroughly because they are our constant com-
after visiting the break room. panions – at the table, on the toilet,
etc. – they are uniquely positioned to
Restaurants (watch out for the spread germs. “Viruses are a bit more
menu!) mobile today than ever before because
you’ve got mobile phones,” Gerba said.
If you head to a restaurant for your A couple of things that can help:
lunch break, some more counterin- Hang your purse on the bathroom
tuitive findings await you there. Once hook rather than placing it on the
again, the restaurant restroom is not the floor. And never put a purse on your
biggest problem, probably because it is kitchen counter. Wipe your smart-
frequently and professionally cleaned. phone frequently with an alcohol-
So think about what everybody touches free antiseptic wipe.
at a restaurant. … The menu! Most people reading about the
germs they encounter throughout the
Gerba and his assistants found an day will be disgusted, but a hardy few
average of 185,000 bacteria on menus will scoff and say that being exposed
in one test of restaurants in three to germs makes you stronger. To that,
states. You probably have about a Gerba deadpanned, “Or it kills you.”
hundred times more bacteria on that After all, pathogens like E. coli and sal-
menu than you do on a typical toi- monella can be deadly. “Getting sick
let seat in the restroom. Gerba said. doesn’t necessarily protect you,” Gerba
“Sticky menus are not really on my said. But the advice above will. 
diet.” Another potential problem
spot: restaurant seats, because, if you



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CHONGQING, China – For 40-year- as “Xue Liang,” which can be trans- “social credit” score based on whether concerns they might be empowering a
old Mao Ya, the facial recognition cam- lated as “Sharp Eyes.” The intent is to the government and their fellow citi- modern surveillance state.
era that allows access to her apartment connect the security cameras that al- zens consider them trustworthy.
house is simply a useful convenience. ready scan roads, shopping malls and The name of the video project is taken
transport hubs with private cameras At this housing complex in Chongq- from the Communist slogan “the mass-
“If I am carrying shopping bags in on compounds and buildings, and in- ing, “90 percent of the crime is caused es have sharp eyes,” and is a throwback
both hands, I just have to look ahead tegrate them into one nationwide sur- by the 10 percent of people who are not to Mao Zedong’s attempt to get every
and the door swings open,” she said. veillance and data-sharing platform. registered residents,” the police report citizen spying on one another. The goal,
“And my 5-year-old daughter can just said. “With facial recognition we can according to tech industry executives
look up at the camera and get in. It’s It will use facial recognition and ar- recognize strangers, analyze their en- working on the project, is to shine a light
good for kids because they often lose tificial intelligence to analyze and un- try and exit times, see who spends the into every dark corner of China, to elim-
their keys.” derstand the mountain of incoming night here, and how many times. We inate the shadows where crime thrives.
video evidence; to track suspects, spot can identify suspicious people from
But for the police, the cameras that suspicious behaviors and even predict among the population.” The Sharp Eyes project also aims to
replaced the residents’ old entry cards crime; to coordinate the work of emer- mobilize the neighborhood commit-
serve quite a different purpose. gency services; and to monitor the Adrian Zenz, a German academic tees and snoopy residents who have
comings and goings of the country’s who has researched ethnic policy and long been key informers: now, state
Now they can see who’s coming and 1.4 billion people, official documents the security state in China’s western media reports, some can turn on their
going, and by combining artificial in- and security industry reports show. province of Xinjiang, said the govern- televisions or mobile phones to see se-
telligence with a huge national bank of ment craves omnipotence over a vast, curity camera footage, and report any
photos, the system in this pilot project At the back end, these efforts merge complex and restive population. suspicious activity – a car without a li-
should enable police to identify what with a vast database of information cense plate, an argument turning vio-
one police report, shared with The on every citizen, a “Police Cloud” that “Surveillance technologies are giv- lent – directly to the police.
Washington Post, called the “bad guys” aims to scoop up such data as criminal ing the government a sense that it can
who once might have slipped by. and medical records, travel bookings, finally achieve the level of control over To the eyes of the masses, in other
online purchase and even social media people’s lives that it aspires to,” he said. words, add the brains of the country’s
Facial recognition is the new hot tech comments – and link it to everyone’s fast-growing tech industry.
topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels identity card and face. In this effort, the Chinese govern-
and even public toilets are all trying to ment is working hand-in-glove with By 2020, China’s government aims to
verify people’s identities by analyzing A goal of all of these interlocking ef- the country’s tech industry, from es- make the video surveillance network
their faces. But the police and security forts: to track where people are, what tablished giants to plucky start-ups “omnipresent, fully networked, always
state have been the most enthusiastic they are up to, what they believe and staffed by graduates from top Ameri- working and fully controllable,” com-
about embracing this new technology. who they associate with – and ulti- can universities and former employees bining data mining with sophisticated
mately even to assign them a single of companies like Google and Micro- video and image analysis, official doc-
The pilot in Chongqing forms one soft, who seem cheerfully oblivious to uments show.
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China is not alone in experimenting their technology. Companies like So far, the technology doesn’t quite tifiably so, experts say: after all, they
with these new technologies. The FBI’s SenseTime, Megvii and Cloudwalk pro- match the ambition: It is not foolproof. have been able to draw on a huge pool
Next Generation Identification System vide the software that powers mobile of photos from government records to
uses facial recognition to compare im- apps allowing people to alter, “beau- “There will be false positives for the improve their algorithms, without any
ages from crime scenes with a national tify” or transform their faces for fun. foreseeable future,” said Jim Dempsey, pesky concerns about privacy.
database of mug shots. Police forces executive director of UC Berkeley’s
across the United States have been us- Much of their business also comes Center for Law and Technology. This More than anything else, experts say,
ing algorithm-based techniques for from banks and financial companies raises two critical questions, he said: deep learning technologies need huge
several years to predict where crimes that are using facial recognition to check Does a country’s due process system amounts of data to come up with accu-
are likely to occur. identities, at ATMs or on phones. Some protect people from being falsely con- rate algorithms. China has more data
airports in China already employ facial victed on the basis of facial-recognition than anywhere else in the world and
Chicago police identified and a court recognition in security checks, and ho- technology? And are the false positives fewer constraints about mining it from
convicted a thief using facial-recogni- tels are doing the same at check-in; a disproportionately skewed toward cer- its citizens.
tion technology in 2014, and Britain Chinese version of Airbnb promises to tain minority groups, such as Chinese
used a Japanese program called Neo- use it to verify guests’ identities, while Muslims? “Now we are purely data driven,”
Face Watch to spot a wanted man in a China’s version of Uber, Didi Chuxing, is said Xu Li, CEO of SenseTime. “It’s easi-
crowd in May. using it to verify those of its drivers. In China, the tech companies claim er in China to collect sufficient training
many times greater accuracy rates than, data. If we want to do new innovations,
The United States, with around 62 Some of the applications have a for instance, the FBI, and probably jus- China will have advantages in data col-
million surveillance cameras in 2016, lection in a legal way.”
actually has higher per capita penetra- At Megvii offices in Beijing, a designer prepares marketing
tion rate than China, with around 172 material for a facial-recognition product. The company’s Smart technology backed by artifi-
million, according to Monica Wang, marketing manager has said Megvii’s Face program has cial intelligence will be a tool to assist
a senior analyst in video surveillance helped police make thousands of arrests. the police forces of the future. Chinese
and security at research consultants IT and telecoms giant Huawei says
IHS Markit in Shanghai. slightly gimmicky feel. A lecturer at a its Safe Cities technology has already
Beijing university was said to be using helped Kenya bring down urban crime
Yet it is China’s ambition that sets it a face scanner to check if his students rates.
apart. Western law enforcement agen- were bored; a toilet roll dispenser at a
cies tend to use facial recognition to public facility outside the Temple of But who’s a criminal? In China, doc-
identify criminal suspects, not to track Heaven in Beijing reportedly scans uments for the Police Cloud project
social activists and dissidents, or to faces to keep people from stealing too unearthed by Human Rights Watch
monitor entire ethnic groups. China much paper, while a Kentucky Fried list “petitioners” – people who com-
seeks to achieve several interlocking Chicken restaurant in Hangzhou allows plain to the government about per-
goals: to dominate the global artificial- customers to simply “smile to pay.” ceived injustices – as potential targets
intelligence industry, to apply big data of surveillance, along with anyone
to tighten its grip on every aspect of Other ideas are struggling to move who “undermines stability” or has “ex-
society, and to maintain surveillance beyond the pilot stage: a plan to identi- treme thoughts.” Other documents cite
of its population more effectively than fy jaywalkers in Chongqing has already members of ethnic minorities, specifi-
ever before. been abandoned, while residents cally Muslim Uighurs from Xinjiang, as
have responded to facial-recognition subjects of scrutiny.
“Deep learning is poised to revolu- gates on some apartment buildings in
tionize the video surveillance indus- Chongqing and Beijing by propping Maya Wang, a researcher at Human
try,” Wang wrote in a recent report. the doors open. Rights Watch, said what sets China
“Demand in China will grow quickly, apart is “a complete lack of effective
providing the engine for future market Yet facial recognition is not going privacy protections,” combined with
growth.” away, and it promises to become a a system that is explicitly designed to
potent tool for maintaining control of target individuals seen as “politically
In the showrooms of three facial- Chinese society. threatening.”
recognition start-ups in Chongqing
and Beijing, video feeds roll past on “In other countries, we are often
big screens, with faces picked out from concerned about the use of big data for
crowds and matched to images of deepening existing policing bias – for
wanted men and women. Street cam- example, for targeting historically dis-
eras automatically classify passersby advantaged groups like African Ameri-
according to gender, clothes and even cans in the U.S. context – but for the
hair length, and software allows people Chinese systems, the targeting of peo-
to be tracked from one surveillance ple of certain ethnicity is a fundamen-
camera to the next, by their faces alone. tal function of the system,” she added.

“The bigger picture is to track rou- In Muslim-majority Xinjiang, where
tine movement, and after you get this a spate of violent incidents has been
information, to investigate problem- blamed on separatists or Islamist radi-
atic behavior,” said Li Xiafeng, direc- cals, facial-recognition cameras have
tor of research and development at become ubiquitous at roadblocks, out-
Cloudwalk, a Chongqing-based firm. side gas stations, airports, railway and
“If you know gambling takes place in a bus stations, and at residential and
location, and someone goes there fre- university compounds and entrances
quently, they become suspicious.” to Muslim neighborhoods, experts say.
DNA collection and iris scanning add
Gradually, a model of people’s be- extra layers of sophistication.
havior takes shape. “Once you identify
a criminal or a suspect, then you look at At Megvii, marketing manager
their connections with other people,” Zhang Xin boasts that the company’s
he said. “If another person has multiple Face++ program helped police arrest
connections, they also become suspi- 4,000 people since the start of 2016,
cious.” including about 1,000 in Hangzhou,
where a major deployment of cameras
The start-ups also showcase more in hotels, subways and train stations
consumer-friendly applications of preceded that year’s G-20 summit. 

BRAIN ATTACK, PART III control it. Many people are able to control high cholesterol
Can You Prevent a Stroke? with diet and exercise; however, some require medication.
 CIRCULATION PROBLEMS
While there are risk factors for stroke that are beyond your Find out from your doctor if you have circulation problems.
control, such as age, gender and ethnic background, below If so, work with him or her to control them. Fatty deposits
are steps you can take to help lower your risk for stroke (ar- can block arteries that carry blood from your heart to your
ranged alphabetically): brain. Sickle cell disease, severe anemia, or other diseases
 ALCOHOL can cause stroke if left untreated.
Although drinking a glass of wine or beer or one drink each  DIABETES
day may lower your risk for stroke (if there’s no other medi- Diabetes puts you at an increased risk for stroke. If you are
cal reason you should avoid alcohol), if you don’t drink, don’t diabetic, follow your doctor’s recommendations. He or she
start. If you do drink, do so in moderation. Remember that can prescribe a nutrition program, lifestyle changes and
alcohol is a drug; it can interact with other drugs you take. It’s medicine that can help control your diabetes.
harmful if taken in large doses.  EXERCISE
 ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (AF) Make exercise part of your daily routine. A brisk walk, swim
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhyth- or other exercise activity for as little as 30 minutes a day can
mia (a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat). improve your health and may reduce your risk for stroke.
AF can cause blood to collect in the chambers of your heart.  LOW SODIUM/LOWER FAT DIET
This blood can form clots and cause a stroke. Your doctor can By lowering your sodium (salt) intake and eating a lower fat
detect AF by carefully checking your pulse. If you do have AF, diet, you may be able to lower your blood pressure and risk
work with your physician to manage it. for stroke.
 BLOOD PRESSURE  SMOKING
High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. Be sure to Smoking doubles the risk for stroke. If you smoke, stop. As soon
check your blood pressure periodically—at least once a year; as you stop smoking your risk for stroke begins to decrease.
more often if you have a history of high blood pressure. Work
with your doctor to keep it under control. By making positive lifestyle changes, it is possible to low-
 CHOLESTEROL er your risk for stroke.
High cholesterol can indirectly increase stroke risk by putting Join us next time as we conclude this series on Brain Attack. 
you at greater risk of heart disease—a significant stroke risk
factor. If your cholesterol is high, work with your doctor to Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always
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There is a point, not very far into Da- who could handle domestic pres- chops. The trip itself was the stuff David B.
vid B. Woolner’s excellent accounting sures as well as, later, a two-front of legend, an especially danger- Woolner.
of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last months world war that would have taxed ous ocean crossing at a time when
in office, where one realizes that this the abilities of mere political German U-boats still prowled the to Warm Springs, where he would en-
history, intentional or not, is going to mortals. Atlantic. Then there was the re- joy the company of cousins Margaret
be a presidential death watch. “Was turn trip, equally as fraught but “Daisy” Suckley and Laura “Polly”
he too ill during these last months For this, voters rewarded him now with growing alarm over the Delano, as well as a visit from Lucy
to properly carry the burdens of of- with an unprecedented third president’s condition. To make Mercer Rutherfurd, and rest up for
fice?” the author asks in his preface. term in 1940 as war clouds had matters worse, FDR’s personal San Francisco. Death interrupted. He
“Did Stalin dupe him at Yalta because already gathered over Europe secretary, Gen. Edwin “Pa” Wat- was only 63.
FDR was too weak to resist? Should and the Pacific, and again in 1944 son, had taken ill and died as the
he have run for a fourth term? Did he when victory in Europe was be- ship, the USS Quincy, made its This book is a valuable contribu-
ever admit to himself how unwell he lieved to be in sight. voyage back to the United States. tion to our knowledge of Roosevelt.
was? What role did the members of his Its focus on his last 100 days allows
family or his closest confidants play – As Woolner notes, FDR kept up Roosevelt’s inner circle was get- the author to explore his presidency
if any – in his ability to lead despite his this work ethic almost to the mo- ting smaller, with deaths such as when he was most vulnerable, diag-
reduced capacity for work?” ment of his death in Warm Springs, Watson’s, and resignations and ill- nosed with a failing heart but still
Ga., on April 12, 1945. What is not nesses for others, yet the president holding the fate of the world in his
All valid questions that Woolner so clear – how could it ever be? – is soldiered on. hands. The fact he saw this challenge
seeks to answer in “The Last 100 whether the work kept Roosevelt through to the end helps explain the
Days,” a remarkably well-researched going or was his undoing. “For all of these reasons,” Wool- juggler in him, as well as the com-
book on the president that Ameri- ner writes, “perhaps the most re- plexity of the man. 
cans consistently rank among the Certainly, there have been markable odyssey the president
greatest. Indeed, FDR had an amaz- many critics who have doubted took in the spring of 1945 was not THE LAST 100 DAYS:
ing ability to maintain a Herculean that Roosevelt had the capacity to his trip to Yalta but his journey FDR AT WAR AND AT PEACE
schedule, as a self-described juggler lead in his diminished state. One down the center aisle of the U.S.
charge that still has some stick- House of Representatives on the BY DAVID B. WOOLNER
ing power is that he gave away morning of March 1, where in full Basic. 349 pp. $32.
the ship at Yalta, subjecting Eastern view of the packed and wildly cheer- Review by James Hill,
Europe to decades of communist tyr- ing chamber, he made his way in his The Washington Post
anny and an ensuing Cold War. wheelchair.”
Woolner acknowledges the critics
but offers a more nuanced view that This, according to Woolner, was
FDR got most of what he sought at the FDR coming to grips with his disabil-
Big Three summit in Crimea, which ity: Labor Secretary “Frances Perkins
primarily was agreement for the es- found this ‘casual, debonair’ refer-
tablishment of the United Nations. ence to his disability, ‘made without
Moreover, Woolner enlightens us self-pity or strain,’ deeply moving.
with his analysis of FDR at Egypt’s Choking up, she, like Eleanor [Roo-
Great Bitter Lake after the Yalta sum- sevelt], realized that what FDR was
mit, where the president tried to admitting – not only to the audience
bring up the question of Jewish im- but to himself – was ‘You see, I am a
migration to Palestine with King Ibn crippled man.’”
Saud of Saudi Arabia. Like most pres-
idents who followed him, Roosevelt Disability acknowledged and his
was rebuffed, and the issue of Middle health still deteriorating, Roosevelt
East peace remains one of the great- was nevertheless looking forward to
est mirages of our times. addressing the initial conference of
But it is the telling of the five-week, the United Nations in San Francisco
half-a-world-away voyage by ship and even hinted to associates that he
and airplane to Yalta that is the fas- and Eleanor would visit England.
cinating aspect of this book, and here
Woolner really shows his historian’s Neither would come to pass. Af-
ter first making a trip to his home in
Hyde Park, N.Y., FDR ventured south

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Bonz is now besties with Westies Chloe and Sutton

Hi Dog Buddies!

Chloe an Sutton Fitzgerald give new Chloe and Sutton, the West Highland Terriers. PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
meaning to the word Cute. To begin
with, they’re Westies (West Highland her wing. She was Top Dog, of course.
White Terriers), which means they al-
ready have lots of Cute Genes. They Then, three years ago, we moved down figured out, an brought me home. So
have curly hair, black button noses,
big, dark eyes and triangle ears set at here. Me an Soph loved it. We chased we’re neighbors. Cool Kibbles, right?” Sutton, who’d been hanging out
Perky, Alert Mode. Then there’s that
sassy little bounce-trot, the wiggly ca- lizards. She was faster than me, an “Totally!” on the couch, said, “You were VERY
booses, and the leaps an flips. Lookin’
at ’em, you’d never dream Westies she usually caught ’em. She’d flip ’em “Then, in 2016, Sophie went to Dog mean to me. But it didn’t take me long
were once tough, fearless hunters
who roamed the Scottish Highlands around, which I don’t think they liked Heaven. Now she has a liddle spot in to figure out you were Top Dog. An I
in search of VERmin.
that much. the garden, under the crepe myrtle. learned the BOUNDries. You taught me
Soon as me an my Assistant rang
the bell at the gate, there was a “Anyway, Mr. Bonz, I don’t know if We were Very Sad, an Mom knew we a lotta Important Pooch Stuff, an now
buncha barkin,’ then here came
Chloe an Sutton, zoomin’ up to you remember this, but we’ve ackshully hadda get another Westie: for me an we get along great, ’cept you poop out
the courtyard door, barkin’ and
bouncing.’ They each hadda pink met before.” for her. It hadda be a girl, too. A kennel faster than me, an when you don’t wan-
collar with a big pink water lily.
They looked exactly like each oth- “We HAVE?” I was surprised. in Atlanta hadda litter, an asked Mom na play, I munch on the baseboards,
er an (just between us) I never did
figure out who was who the whole “Yep! When we were movin’ in, some to write about what Sophie had meant which Mom wishes I wouldn’t do. Yep,
time we were there. I hadda keep
askin.’ humans were checkin’ the alarm sys- to her. Mom wrote it, an we both cried, you’re a great Big Sister.”

Their Mom opened the door tem, an it went off. Scared the Dog Bis- an I guess the kennel people cried, “You’re pretty Cool Kibbles, yourself,”
and, in a nano-second, they were
bouncin’ at our feet, all happy cuits outta me. I went flyin’ out the door, too, an they knew we’d be a good Sutton said.
an frenly. Sutton even executed a tidy
jump-flip-rollover for my Assistant. out the gate, outta the yard, an ran all pooch famly. So we drove to Atlanta. “Lookee, Mr. Bonz,” said Chloe, hold-
“Woof! I didn’t even know I could do
that,” she exclaimed. the way around the lake smack into this Sutton was a 10-week-old fluffy white ing up a picksure. It was her and Sutton

“Good morning, ladies!” I said, after big house. … ” Ball of Fire. We played and played snuggled up in liddle pink blankets.
the Wag-(Bounce)-and-Sniffs. “It’s a
pleasure!” “Shut the Doghouse Door! That was until Mom said, ‘Chloe, this isn’t just “Our human cousin Debbie in Atlanta

”For us, too, Mr. Bonz! I’m Chloe. I’m YOU?” a play date. She’s coming home with made ’em for us. She even ’broydered
probly about 10. This is Sutton. She’s 2.
I know we look like sisters, but I’m from “Yep. Your famly was so nice. You us.’ WELL, alluva sudden, something our names on ’em!”
the ARF rescue center in the HAMP-
tons, an Sutton’s from an ackshull KEN- were, too. A liddle suh-PRIZED, but came over me: I didn’t wanna share “Pawsome!”
el. This is our Mom, June, an our Dad,
Dan. I’ll tell you my story first, OK?” nice. Your humans picked me up and Mom an Dad, or my stuff or my treats “Oh, I almost forgot,” said Sutton. “I

“I’m ready,” I said, pencil poised. calmed me down and tried to figure or ANYTHING!” wanted to be sure to tell you to NEVER
“So, Mom an Dad had Sophie, a
rescue Westie. Mom was thinkin’ of out where I was from. They called the “Woof!” eat Sego Palm Berries. I ate some and
getting another puppy, so she put in
a request to ARF for a girl Westie. Af- number on my collar, which was my “I KNOW! I was kinda mean to her at got REAL SICK. Hadda go to a Special-
ter 2 anna half years, she finally got a
call from ARF that they hadda puppy vet in the Hamptons. Finally they got it first.” ist. I’m still takin’ medicine.”
– me! When Mom was getting’ ready
to take Sophie to meet me an see if we Don’t be shy! “Thanks for the heads up,” I said. “I’ll
were come-PAT-ubble, she realized spread the word.”
she forgot to tell Dad. Gulp! I was very
nervous. I hadda make a Good Impres- Till next time,
sion on Dad, but I mostly hadda make a
Good Impression on Sophie, the Grand We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up -The Bonz
Dame, cuz if she didn’t like me, I was an interview, please email [email protected]
Toast. So I took a big breath an trotted
into that Meet-an-Greet room with
my head up, like I owned the place.
Thank Lassie, Sophie an Dad liked
me right away. Sophie treated me like
I was HER puppy, an took me under

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NORTH

DO YOU LOOK FOR SPEED OR SAFETY? 984

873

I am writing this column on a transatlantic jet covering a mile approximately every six AKQJ65
seconds. It is impossible to imagine that speed at 35,000 feet, but if we were doing it
on a salt flat à la Donald Campbell, it would be a mixture of thrilling and scary. WEST A
KJ73 EAST
Defense and declarer-play are like that. Sometimes speed is of the essence — you need J2
to be actively trying to win tricks or eliminate losers. At other times, you want to sit back 872 A 10 2
and wait for winners to fall into your lap — you play passively. Q J 10 6
Q5
Which is relevant in this week’s deal? Look at the West hand. What would you lead
against four hearts: the spade three or club queen? 10 9 4

North’s three-diamond rebid promised at least a decent six-card suit and seven winners. 97542
South’s three hearts was game-forcing and also indicated a six-card or longer suit.
North’s four clubs was an advance control-bid, which said that he had heart support, SOUTH
liked his hand for a slam and had the club ace, but did not have the spade ace (a suit he
skipped over). South settled into four hearts. Q65

North and South have the values for game; they even dabbled at a slam. West must be A K 10 9 6 4
active, leading the spade three. East wins with his ace and returns the spade 10, the
higher of two remaining cards. West overtakes with his jack and cashes the spade king. 3
But where is trick four?
K83
West, seeing no minor-suit winner available, must try for a trump trick. He leads the 13th
spade and hopes partner ruffs with the heart queen, which would effect an uppercut. Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both

The Bidding:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1 Diamonds Pass
1 Hearts Pass 3 Diamonds Pass OPENING
3 Hearts Pass 4 Clubs Pass
4 Hearts Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
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1 Goes down (5) 1 Soft with fat (6)
4 Forty winks (6) 2 Maze (9)
9 Traffic light color (5) 3 Amble (6)
10 Heavy knife (7) 5 Ambrosia (6)
11 Thief (7) 6 Have debt of (3)
12 Iron block (5) 7 Regularly (6)
14 Spike of corn (3) 8 Unassailable (11)
15 Social insect (3) 13 US is alive (anag.) (9)
16 Function, purpose (3) 17 Stumble (6)
18 Play on words (3) 18 Laud (6)
21 Execrate (5) 19 Rare (6)
22 Plaudits (7) 20 Makes changes to (6)
23 Unimportant (7) 24 Poorly (3)
25 Rule (5)
The Telegraph 26 Wave (6)
27 Pitchers (5)

How to do Sudoku:

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ACROSS 68 Has a taste for and turkeys 73 A wire service The Washington Post
69 Busby Berkeley’s 6 Takes off one’s 74 Of an ancient
1 Tope opener
4 Make ___ real name cloche illness
70 Raw resource 7 Japanese 75 Actor Santoni
(complain) 71 Let in or let on 76 Fierce dinosaur,
9 My gal 72 Pop watchmaker
12 Spurious name 74 Picture tube: 8 States, in comix in shorthand
17 Mo. of decision 9 Mason’s 78 Big grower in
18 Recipient abbr.
19 “___ boy!” 77 Chinese secretary Hawaii
20 WWII field 10 Order to relax 79 Resorts of sorts
appetizer 11 Eric Clapton 80 Of the ear
marshal, familiarly (grade: F) 82 Element in
21 Popular bread 81 One with a rash classic
or a yen 12 I love, in Latin photoelectric cells
spread (grade: F) 83 411 respondent: 13 Coach Holtz 86 Paler
23 Another popular abbr. 14 Doubled up, 87 Socks or Stimpy
84 Bi plus 1 88 Conductor
bread spread 85 ___ on (get perhaps
(grade: F) drunk) 15 Immediately Toscanini
25 Powder or shoe 86 Tampa Bay talk- 16 Elect. keyboard 89 Douglas and
follower radio station (or 19 ___ dei
26 “Mighty ___ a its location in the 22 Empower Reed
Rose” state) 24 Pig’s digs 90 “And ___ of
27 English 88 Cowboy 30 Do zen
hymnologist humorist’s full 32 Taboo list thousands”
John Mason ___ name, William 33 Paraphernalia 91 Funny Dennis
28 Myrmecology Penn ___ Rogers 34 Honeybunch
specimen 91 Breakfast cereal 35 Grape abuser or Larry
29 Picture taker, (grade: F) 36 With “free,” 92 Mag that
briefly 92 Betty Crocker
31 Deli purchase side dish (grade: a common “exposed” Burt
(grade: F) F) redundancy 93 Cheer, of a sort
36 Popular 96 You, politely, in 37 Anthem start 94 Neuwirth and
chocolate/nut German 38 Damage the
candies (grade: 97 Well goo patched spot Rebozo
F) 98 Insurance giant 42 Quick 95 Suspicious
39 A direction, in 99 The little guy 43 One who puts 100 Mexican dessert
Durango 101 Sky bear things away 102 Plumlike fruit
40 ___ kleine 104 Bakery items 44 Grains and 103 Rub follow-up
Nachtmusik (grade: F) karats: abbr. 105 Dove sound
41 Tristan’s love 107 Dessert (grade: 47 Flying ttoys 106 Chess pcs.
42 Collectibles F) 48 Extorted 107 Boxer’s blow
ending 109 Forget-___ 49 Gomer’s org. 108 Sugar ending
43 Type of dive or 110 QED section 50 Jo or Rose
song 111 Places follower FOOD NAMING: A REPORT CARD By Merl Reagle
45 Pretend 112 Promise to pay 51 Madonna’s ex
46 Meat entree 113 Cookies 52 Prepare to
(grade: F) 114 “Send help” feather
53 Cobb and Hardin 115 Ex-Chicago 55 Suppress anger,
54 Hospital battery mayor Jane e.g.
56 Casablanca’s 116 She’s coming out 58 Les ___
Lund 59 Undoes an edit
et al. DOWN 60 Dundee dogs
57 Teachers’ org. 1 Short distance 61 Assents
58 Polite term of 2 Area near 62 Lucknow attire
address 63 Wharf extension
59 Rose supporters TriBeCa 64 Intentions
60 Destroyer 3 Stays on the 65 Burnett vignette
detector 66 Latin phrase of
62 Meat entree range too long? position
(grade: F) 4 Cutting tool 67 Often angry
67 Indian corn 5 Ducks, geese, assemblage
71 Fuel suffix
72 Grand Canyon
transit

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What are you doing with your retirement? Being honest

BY CAROLYN HAX You can be as vulnerable as you’re ready to be. If you want people to leave you alone, or if your so-
Washington Post What people “expect” you to say is not only not your cial sensors tell you someone is just asking to be polite,
then you’ve got the right idea with being quippy. Smile,
Dear Carolyn: I retired over problem – since when are we mere vehicles for saying laugh at yourself, reveal nothing.
a year ago from a fairly high- what people want to hear? It’s also, very likely, an ex-
powered job that gave me pectation that exists only in your mind. Or, perhaps Or bore them with factoids. “Volunteering, mentor-
worldwide recognition in my more accurately, in your fears. ing, consulting …”
field. The decision to retire (in
my mid-70s) was a very dif- You liked the way you defined yourself, and now that I hope, though, at least with some of the more
ficult one because I was not definition, to your mind at least, no longer fits. thoughtful, curious or compassionate people you
sure I could fill my time with know, you won’t hide yourself behind humor or yawns.
engrossing activities. I’m still trying – with a com- Since this is really about you, here’s the main
bination of volunteering, mentoring and a few con- question you need to answer before you’re ready If you want connection, ideas, support, “engrossing”
sulting gigs – but haven’t settled in comfortably, and to answer everyone else’s: What do you want from conversation, then you’ll need to share your ambiva-
I find the situation emotionally difficult. these exchanges? lence. It isn’t a sign of weakness; it takes serious guts to
Everywhere I go, whether meeting with old col- admit you don’t have it all figured out, especially hav-
leagues or strangers, I get the same question: “So ing been celebrated for your figuring-it-all-out chops.
what are you doing in your retirement?” I wish I Yours is a brave truth.
could answer honestly: “I haven’t settled in yet, and
I’m scared.” But of course I can’t say that. And, an interesting one. It’s way more interest-
The questions are all well-meaning, but I’m afraid ing than your suggested deflections or even than
the questioners expect me to say, “Oh, I’ve become leading a company, and what it elicits from others
chairman of Such-and-Such,” or, “I’m founding a might prove interesting to you as well. Maybe even
company.” After a year, the repeated questions are useful: Imagine what bright people who know you
weighing on me. Should I just answer, “Eating bon- well and (I’ll assume) share your membership in
bons and getting fat”? the achievement ranks might come up with if you
dig around in this topic together, without precon-
– Searcher ceptions or fear.

Searcher: Sure. Anyone petty enough to mock or exploit your vul-
If that’s what you want to say. Or do. nerability is not worth the time or bluster necessary to
You can also tell them, “I haven’t settled in yet, and impress them.
I’m scared.” You say you “can’t,” but of course you can.
You seem to have launched your retirement with
the vague idea of starting a Career Lite, which is fine
on its face. But it’s not working for you. That’s also
fine – as long as you respect your emotional find-
ings. Easing your resistance might be how inspira-
tion finds its way in. 

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First Bites: Locals are crushing on Crush XI bistro

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Tobacco Brined
[email protected] Cheshire Pork Chop.

The buzz about Crush XI began PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
months before the Dec. 26 opening,
with folks all over the barrier island ea-
gerly anticipating having yet another
hip, trendy bistro nearby to enjoy on the
way home from work, with friends or on
date night.

Headline news: Cocoa Village’s loss
is clearly Melbourne’s gain, and South
Brevard foodies have found a new gas-
tronomic gathering place on old New
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Look & feel: The dining room and bar
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in simple, clean French country dé-
cor with comfy white farmhouse-type
chairs, harvest tables, red brick and
lots of rich wood. Where its predeces-
sor restaurant, The Firehouse was an
oddly-themed eatery that tried to com-
bine fine dining with a firehouse motif,
Crush XI looks and feels classic – like a
home and garden magazine spread.

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customers farm-fresh ingredients, ex-
pertly prepared vegetables, along with
generous choice cuts of meat and fowl. If
you already love its sister restaurant, the

16 Ounce Fried Green Cheddar Charred Bleu
Ribeye. Tomatoes. Mac ‘n Cheese. Brussels.

Fat Snook, you know what level of din- a rich penne alfredo. ferred for our dishes to arrive and that RESTAURANT HOURS
ing to expect. Most dishes on the menu Drink: This restaurant offers a nice made a huge difference, as we ordered Monday - Saturday 5 to 9 p.m.
are complex in their textures and flavors several appetizers, soup and a salad.
– perhaps too complex for the tentative wine selection, mostly from California, Sunday 5 to 8:30 p.m.
palate or for picky eaters – but perfect plus craft beers including local brews Prices/Initial Impressions: We hope Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
for adventurous patrons willing to trust from neighbor Hell n’Blazes brewery. Crush XI does well in its new Down-
the chef and the carefully selected com- The bar also crafts some creative cock- town Melbourne digs, and that the BEVERAGES
binations he plates up. We found our- tails infused with berries, fruit or spic- beachside dining community will sup- Full Bar
selves having to borrow a menu off of es, and served with flair. port the chef’s concept and vision. That
the neighboring table five or six times to being said, it’s not the kind of place the ADDRESS
figure out exactly what we were eating, Service: The staff at Crush XI was be- typical family could spring for on a reg- 923 East New Haven Ave.,
or what that delicious yet unfamiliar yond friendly, from the hostess to our ular basis. Dinner for two, with an ap- Historic Downtown Melbourne
flavor was. Some highlights of our meal server Dominique to a manager who petizer to share, soup or salad, wine and
were the Charred Blue Brussels sprouts visited our table to make sure we were a dessert to share could easily cost $150 PHONE
($9) sautéed and served with a bleu enjoying our meal. This is a tough thing plus tip. The menu abounds with tasty (321) 312-6067
cheese crumble, pickled green apples to quantify, but from my years moon- small plates, and sharing is encour-
and mild kielbasa; the savory and sweet lighting in restaurants I would guess aged, so a venture in for cocktails and a
Pierogies ($7), the Tobacco-brined Pork that the staff is well-trained and moti- bite could be the way to go for the after-
Chop ($36), the Roasted Acorn Squash vated to give customers a superb expe- work crowd to sample Crush XI.
and Baby Kale Salad ($10), the 16-ounce rience. Though the dining room filled
Ribeye ($49) and the Icebox Cake for up quickly last Thursday night when We encourage you to send feedback to
dessert. The only dish that was a bit dis- we were there and the kitchen must [email protected]
appointing was the Cheddar Macaroni have been slammed with orders, no one
and Cheese ($11), which tasted more like seemed stressed out and the food came The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
out quickly. Dominique also asked us dines anonymously at restaurants at the
what order and what timing we pre- expense of this newspaper. 

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CALENDAR

Please send calendar information 20-21 Brevard Renaissance Fair at “Under his Wings” and a study of Solomon’s wis- tish with bard Bill Mullen, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at
at least two weeks prior to your Wickham Park, three week- dom writings. $10 admission at the door. Regis- Nolan’s Irish Pub, 204 W. Cocoa Beach Cause-
ends, Jan. 20-21, 27-28 and Feb. 2-4. Historically ter by Jan. 22, Call Pat at (321)722-9117. way, Cocoa Beach.
event to themed exhibits, vendors, shows and live music.
[email protected] Festival food and games for the whole family. 26 Red Ginger Chinese Restaurant 17th 26-27 Women’s Guild of Immaculate
General admission is $15 for adults, $7 for ages Anniversary Gala to benefit the Chil- Conception Church annual
ONGOING 5-11 with children 4 and younger admitted free. dren’s Hunger Project and its effort to provide Rummage Sale 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30
www,brevardrenaissancefair.com a reliable food source for Brevard’s needi- a.m. to noon Saturday at 3780 A1A, Melbourne
“On Golden Pond” through Jan. 28 at Surfside Play- est school children, 6 to 9 p.m. at Melbourne Beach, just north of the Publix/Driftwood Plaza.
house in Cocoa Beach. www.surfsideplayhouse.org. 22 Public tours of a Florida Tech marine Square Mall, 1700 New Haven Ave., Melbourne.
and environmental research vessel, 2 Tickets for the evening of festive food and drink 27 Annual Sanctuary Island Golf Classic at
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 to 4 p.m. at Ocean Club Marina, 930 Mullet Road cost $65, $20 of which is a donation to the Chil- Aquarina Beach & Country Club in mem-
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park at Port Canaveral. The $6 million, 78-foot vessel dren’s Hunger project. www.eventbrite.com or ory of co-founder John O’Brien. 8 a.m. registration,
was launched May 23 and is named the R/V T. call Grace Han at (321)951-8818. 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost including lunch is $80 per
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- Hogarth after former Director of the Florida In- single player, $300 per foursome with special rates
days at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, stitute of Oceanography. For more information, 25 Burns Night, a celebration of the poet- for military. Call Dick Lanza (321)473-8545 or Bar-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org go to www.fio.usf.edu/vessels/rv-construction. ry of Robert Burns and all things Scot- bara O’Brien (732)778-9607 to reserve your spot.

JANUARY 22 Deadline to submit nominations of fe-
male nonprofit heroes to be honored
18 Free anti-aging seminar, learn how to March 7-8 at the Women We Love celebration
get your energy back and lose weight, and luncheon presented by the Eau Gallie Arts
hosted by Florida Anti-aging Center, 1290 Highway District. The top five finalists, women whose
A1A, #103, Satellite Beach. Call (321)690-0003. work in the community typically gies unlauded,
will be recognized at the luncheon, and the non-
18-21 Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival profits they represent will receive a donation.
with live music, food, games, Go to www.egadlife.com and select Women We
vendors and midway rides to benefit local chari- Love to submit a nomination.
ties. On the grounds of the Old Fellsmere School
and City Complex, 22 N. Orange St. 25 League of Women Voters of the Space
Coast Timely Topics luncheon “Civics
19 Satellite Beach 3rd Friday Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. Education and Students’ Right to Protest” with
at the D.R. Schechter Satellite Beach Rec- guest speaker, Brevard Schools Superintendent
reation Center. Food trucks, bendors music and fun. Desmond Blackburn, 11:30 a.m. at Indian River
Colony Club, 1600 Old Glory Road, Viera. Regis-
ter by Jan. 21 at www.lwv-spacecoast.org or call
Doreen Archer at (321)622-4071.

19 Brevard’sGotTalent,8p.m.attheMelbourne 25 Opening session of 13th Annual Wom- ACROSS DOWN
Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Tickets $15 in en’s Bible Study at the Melbourne 1 MANURE 1 MATRIX
advance or $20 at the door. www.sccabo.org Beach Community Center on Ocean Ave, Spon- 4 NIGH 2 NODDY
sored by Community Chapel. Theme this year is 9 TED 3 RIVULET
20 Connected Warriors for service mem- 10 VINDICATE 5 ICING
bers and veterans, 11 a.m. to noon at Solutions from Games Pages 11 IDYLLIC 6 HEARSAY
Innovation Yoga, 714 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite in January 11, 2018 Edition 12 GUSTO 7 KNOCK
Beach. Free trauma-focused class for service 13 SPATE 8 FELON
members and veterans. www.clients.mind- 15 TOKYO 14 PIGTAIL
bodyonline.com. 20 AGGRO 16 OPINION
22 BLINKER 17 SALSA
20 Super Skate for Super Kids sponsored 24 SPAGHETTI 18 ABATE
by Spring Forward for Autism, Galaxy 25 YAM 19 CRUMBS
Skateway Melbourne and The Parker Founda- 26 LURK 21 OTHER
tion for Autism and Child Development, 4:30 to 27 SNAKES 23 KAYAK
6:30 p.m. at 1488 Aurora Road. Dress like your
favorite super hero or princess. Free skate rental Sudoku Page 2467 Sudoku Page 2478 CrosswordPPaagge 2476 Crossword Page 2478 (NEW ENGLAND-STYLE CHATTER 2)
and lessons with roller buddies, for children with
autism and related disabilities, and siblings. Lim-
ited registration 954-214-6781.

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Aquarina’s beachside ‘castle’
on market for $3.25M

7525 A1A in Aquarina Beach and Country Club: 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 7,480-square-foot oceanfront
pool home offered for $3.25 million by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent

Dave Settgast: 321-543-1187

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Aquarina’s beachside ‘castle’
on market for $3.25 million

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER out of its more than 10,000 square feet enjoying the panoramic island per- parking spaces inside and four out-
[email protected] of living space. spective five miles north of Sebastian side along with a small ground-floor
Inlet. guest suite.
The iconic three-story “castle” be- Built in 2004, the home sits on a
ing offered at 7525 SR-A1A at Aquari- .6-acre seaside lot and features spec- Entering the through a massive The second or main floor is ac-
na Beach and Country Club was built tacular ocean views from each of its door surrounded by high-quality cessed via an elevator or by climbing
by the man who began development oversized rooms, all with balconies. brick work befitting a castle, the bot- the first flight of stairs on the stair-
of the community. It is being sold ful- There is a roof deck for watching tom floor is actually a cut-through case that goes up in the three-story
ly furnished with no luxury detail left launches at the Cape and generally for the circular driveway. It has four atrium that unifies the design of the

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home. There is circular bar as a gath- VITAL STATISTICS connected to the oceanfront bed-
ering area on the second floor and 7525 A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH room by a full bath.
living room on the north side of the
home featuring a home theater sys- Neighborhood: Aquarina Hani Jardack, a commercial devel-
tem. Architectural style: Medieval Revival castle • Year built: 2004 oper/builder in Miami, and his wife
Angela purchased the castle a couple
The 20-foot by 18-foot circular Construction: concrete block, stucco • Acreage: 0.61 of years ago as a getaway and invest-
kitchen with Subzero refrigerator has Bedrooms: 5 • Bathrooms: 4 full bathrooms, 2 half-baths ment. They put money in landscap-
a large round table centered under an Size: 7,480 square feet under air; 10,530 square feet under roof ing, painting the exterior and other
electric candle chandelier lashed to Additional features: Located in Aquarina Beach and Country Club; improvements.
the wall like those found in castles. sold fully furnished; circular driveway goes through bottom floor
with four parking spaces inside, four spaces outside; swimming One of the main selling features for
The large master bedroom has a pool with waterfall; wood-burning fireplace; summer kitchen; the couple was the high quality of the
bathroom suite with oversized jetted impact-resistant glass and automatic storm shutters; roof top construction. The home is built on a
bathtub, twin vanity sinks, a bidet deck. Interior features include master bathroom with bidet, double piling foundation and has impact-re-
and a shower. sinks, oversized jetted bathtub and shower; breakfast bar, breakfast sistant glass in all the windows. The
nook and walk-in pantry; home theater system; multiple ocean- tower-like cylinder atrium in front of
The third floor also has a gathering the home is made of 16-inch double
space in the middle with two ocean- facing balconies; elevator and atrium masonry walls, Hani Jardack said.
front bedrooms, each with its own Listing agency: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
balconies and a common kitchen. A “I’m a contractor myself and I can
third bedroom on the south side is Listing agent: David Settgast, 321-543-1187 appreciate what he did. It’s all high
Listing price: $3,250,000

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quality. This is once-in-a-lifetime home, in my
opinion. It’s like a fortress. If there’s a hurricane
you can just close everything and leave,” he said.

The home’s outdoor space includes a swim-
ming pool with waterfall feature and a board-
walk for private access to the beach.

“The best part of the design is that gives you ex-
posure and the view of the ocean from every room
in the house except on the ground floor,’’ he said.

“There’s nothing like it around,” said Trea-
sure Coast Sotheby’s listing agent Dave Sett-
gast. “It’s a large, unique, super high-quality
home. It’s built for entertaining and built for
guests. This house is all about fun. A castle is
the only way I know how to describe it. It’s very
European in some of the details.”

The home is listed for $3,250,000. 

Why homebuyers need to beware of ‘greenwashing’

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST sures a home’s energy efficiency and ticed that it’s hard to find one that’s Adomatis says you need to look for six
requires testing of the home’s perfor- NOT Energy Star certified.” essential elements:
The practice is called “greenwash- mance by a certified HERS rater. The
ing,” and home shoppers need to be lower the score, the better.) Kari Klaus, chief executive and T● he site planning for the house is
on guard: It means a house is being founder of Viva Green Homes in Ar- sensitive to the immediate environ-
marketed as environmentally friend- Adomatis knew it was unlikely that lington, Va., a national listing portal ment, minimizes tree destruction and
ly and energy-saving when it doesn’t an older home would come anywhere exclusively for “eco-friendly” homes, is strong on managing water runoff.
really deserve that description. close to such an impressive rating, so says “greenwashing is a growing
she asked the listing agent why she problem – clearly there’s a desire E● nergy efficiency throughout,
Greenwashing is a growing issue in was marketing the house with a zero to jump on the train and use buzz- from high-performance HVAC, light-
real estate as multiple studies dem- HERS score. Her response: “I don’t words” like green, sustainable and ing, insulation and appliances.
onstrate that consumers are attract- know what HERS is or how they score, high-efficiency, too often with little
ed to – and will often pay premiums so I just put in zero.” Wow. to back up the claims. Her website E● xceptional interior air quality
for – homes that are highly efficient in (vivagreenhomes.com) carries free thanks to the use of advanced air fil-
saving on utilities bills. Allison A. Bailes III, who has a Ph.D. listings for certified (HERS, LEED, tration and exchange systems.
in Physics from the University of Florida Energy Star, Built Green, Net Zero
Just about everybody likes the con- and is founder and president of Energy and others) as well as noncertified E● xtensive use of nontoxic building
cept of green, and builders and real Vanguard, a home energy rating and homes that have some green features materials.
estate agents increasingly use the consulting company based in Decatur, such as solar panels, geothermal,
term as a sales come-on. But experts Ga., says greenwashing, “absolutely energy-efficient windows and doors, W● ater conservation efficiencies,
say what’s marketed as green too of- happens all the time. A lot of builders water conservation devices, etc. such as water-saving toilets and
ten isn’t what it purports to be when are doing things that are just standard,” shower fixtures and possibly some
you take a close look. but they’re marketing them as green. When noncertified homes are list- reuse of wastewater.
ed on the site, the seller or agent must
Sandra Adomatis, an appraiser in He says he saw one company ag- check off boxes indicating what green E● ase of long term operation and
Punta Gorda, Fla., who is nationally gressively advertising its allegedly features the property offers. The site management.
known for her expertise in valuing green homes, but most of the details then produces a “Green Score” rang-
green properties, says “look in the MLS didn’t amount to much. It was hype: ing from one to five stars to give po- The “house should work for you”
and you’ll see lots of homes listed as insulation R-values that met, but did tential purchasers a rough idea of thanks to the combination of green
having green features” but it may mean not exceed, minimum local building how green the house really is. features and products, Ado-
as little as “somebody put in some LED code requirements; code-minimum matis says, “rather than you
lightbulbs or a couple of Energy Star HVAC systems; “digital thermostats,” The site also allows visitors to shop having to work for the
appliances in the kitchen.” which are commonplace; Energy Star for specific features or high ratings house.” 
appliances; and a long list of other area by area.
In an interview, Adomatis de- unremarkable features.
scribed one listing she saw recently on So how can buyers and shop-
a home built in 1959. It indicated that As to Energy Star appliances, Bailes pers recognize a bona
the house had a Home Energy Rating noted in a blog post, “if you’ve done fide green
System (HERS) score of zero – as good any shopping lately, you may have no- house?
as you can get. (The HERS index mea-

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MARKET STILL FAVORS HOME SELLERS IN 2018 – IF PRICE IS RIGHT

STORY BY ILYCE GLINK & SAMUEL J. TAMKIN When it comes to pricing your that would stand in the way for a buy- have different experiences to draw
WASHINGTON POST home, we usually talk about the three er to make an offer. on and have different buyers in mind
types of sellers: Someone who is des- who may want to make a quick offer.
If you sold your home in 2017, you perate and anxious and must sell as  Get your home into selling
probably enjoyed the process. soon as possible; someone who has shape. Cleaning your home is a must.  Be realistic about the market,
a “pie in the sky” view of their home After that, you should consider hiring even if it’s a hot one. Find out what
Home prices have risen 40 per- value; and someone who is realistic a stager to give your home the televi- types of properties are selling in your
cent in the last five years so you got about what the market will bear and sion-worthy polish so many buyers area and how many days they’re sit-
a good price for your home. There is is willing to price their home accord- expect today. (Yes, they want your ting on the market. Accept the real-
only four months’ worth of housing ingly. home to look like something they’d ity of your local market and make
inventory (the number of months it see on HGTV.) Assess what other sort sure you price your home realisti-
would take to sell all the homes that Choosing the right price is the key of work needs to be done, such as fix- cally. Sellers who set sky-high prices
are for sale), which is an extremely to having a great selling experience. ing things that don’t work, touching could wait months or years for an
low number. If you price your home too high, even up paint, or cleaning or replacing offer (one of my neighbors has been
in a hot market, it’ll sit on the market, your carpets. Decide if you need to trying to sell his overpriced home
Consequently, you probably got an growing stale, until you reprice it. If update your landscaping, and paint, for four years) and may wind up with
offer fast, maybe delivered via a bid- you price it too low, it should ignite clean or tuck point your home’s exte- the same price they would have had
ding war, followed by a quick closing. a bidding war. The agent you choose rior. if they’d priced their home correctly
New competition on the agent side (whether he or she is aggressive or the first time – or a lot less.
meant you might have paid less in more low key) will be an important  Invite at least three agents to cre-
commission. consideration. ate a comparative marketing analysis Remember, a successful sale means
(CMA). Often, sellers simply call the everyone walks away feeling happy.
Here’s the good news: Homes will Before you list your home in 2018, agent who sold them their home to If you get so greedy that the buyer
continue to be a hot commodity in you should consider adopting my list it. While you may wind up hiring walks away, you’ve let the deal get the
2018. There aren’t enough people classic New Year’s Resolutions for that person, you’ll be doing yourself best of you. Resolve to be reasonable,
selling (thanks to a combination of home sellers: a favor if you invite a couple of other and you’ll end up shaking hands with
factors, led by locking in extremely agents in from different firms. That’s the buyer at the closing. You should
low interest rates and rising home  Overcome any possible objec- because each will bring different also know there aren’t unlimited
prices). In some areas of the coun- tions a buyer would have. Buyers are ideas to the table about how much buyers out there, and if you lose one
try, like Denver, you can drive a long always looking for a reason not to buy your house is worth and what kind of it might take you quite some time to
time without seeing a “for sale” sign. your house. Your job as a seller is to marketing plan will work. They’ll all find another. 
Homeowners in hot communities re- eliminate any potential objections
ceive almost instant offers.

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

Real estate activity was relatively quiet during the first full week of 2018 in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903,
and 32937. Melbourne Beach recorded 5 sales, while Indialantic and Satellite Beach each recorded 4, and
Indian Harbour Beach reported 1.
Our featured sale of the week was of an oceanfront condo in Melbourne Beach. Unit 302 at 5635 South
Highway A1A was placed on the market Oct. 27 with an asking price of $585,000. The sale closed Jan. 8 for
$555,000.
Both the seller and the purchaser in the transaction were represented by Carola Mayerhoeffer and Renee
Winkler of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
$558,000
$370,000
OCEAN DUNES AQUAR P2 130 WARSTEINER WAY 701 4/20/2017 $569,000 $569,000 1/5/2018 $307,000
SEABREEZE SUBD 178 SEAVIEW ST 10/2/2017 $379,000 $379,000 1/5/2018
SOUTH SHORES PHASE 2 5551 CORD GRASS LN 11/10/2017 $315,000 $315,000 1/8/2018 $675,000
$440,000
SALES FOR 32903 $335,900

CORAL REEF 1177 N HIGHWAY A1A 401 11/24/2017 $695,000 $695,000 1/11/2018 $390,000
RIO LINDO SUBD 2199 N RIVERSIDE DR 4/25/2017 $539,000 $449,900 1/5/2018 $360,000
ISLAND VILLAS 343 PROVINCIAL DR 10/2/2017 $339,900 $339,900 1/9/2018 $280,000

SALES FOR 32937

VILLA DEL MAR SEC 3 220 LYNN AVE 11/7/2017 $410,000 $400,000 1/8/2018
MONTECITO PHASE 1B 689 MONTEREY DR 11/28/2017 $360,000 $360,000 1/5/2018
VILLA DEL MAR SEC 1 655 ROSADA ST 11/8/2017 $299,900 $299,900 1/9/2018

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Ocean Dunes Aquar P2, Address: 130 Warsteiner Way 701 Subdivision: Seabreeze Subd, Address: 178 Seaview St

Listing Date: 4/20/2017 Listing Date: 10/2/2017
Original Price: $569,000 Original Price: $379,000
Recent Price: $569,000 Recent Price: $379,000
Sold: 1/5/2018 Sold: 1/5/2018
Selling Price: $558,000 Selling Price: $370,000
Listing Agent: Brenda Brooks Listing Agent: Heather Hatchett-Boesch

Selling Agent: One Step Ahead Realty Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Paulina Hill Ashley Gardner

Aquarina Properties Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Subdivision: Rio Lindo Subd, Address: 2199 N Riverside Dr Subdivision: Coral Reef, Address: 1177 N Highway A1A 401

Listing Date: 4/25/2017 Listing Date: 11/24/2017
Original Price: $539,000 Original Price: $695,000
Recent Price: $449,900 Recent Price: $695,000
Sold: 1/5/2018 Sold: 1/11/2018
Selling Price: $440,000 Selling Price: $675,000
Listing Agent: Nick Farinella & Kevin Hill Listing Agent: Vickie Hart

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Selling Agent: Hart To Hart Real Estate, Inc.

Bart Miranda Kirk Kessel

RE/MAX Elite Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Subdivision: Montecito Phase 1B, Address: 689 Monterey Dr

Listing Date: 11/28/2017
Original Price: $360,000
Recent Price: $360,000
Sold: 1/5/2018
Selling Price: $360,000
Listing Agent: Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith

RE/MAX Elite

Subdivision: Villa Del Mar Sec 3, Address: 220 Lynn Ave

Listing Date: 11/7/2017
Original Price: $410,000
Recent Price: $400,000
Sold: 1/8/2018
Selling Price: $390,000
Listing Agent: Kerry Klun

Selling Agent: Palm Realty Properties,LLC

Stephane Gregory

Clear Realty, LLC.

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