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BRIGADE NEEDS Joyous ‘class’ reunion Winning new home today
MORE BIG HEARTS will change a veteran’s life
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer able housing program by awarding
BY CHRISTINA TASCON | Correspondent [email protected] this renovated home to a veteran
[email protected] on Veterans Day.”
After several weeks of collecting
To some people, a turkey on names and applications and vet- “We are getting a wonderful
Thanksgiving is a given, the cen- ting the forms, organizers are about and overwhelming response,”
terpiece of a traditional meal ready to select one lucky veteran to said Denise Weathers of GENESYS
shared with family every year move into a rehabilitated home in Community Development Corp.,
without fail. Others, unfortu- Port St. Lucie. That veteran was to a non-profit affordable housing
nately, cannot afford that holiday be chosen via a lottery drawing to- organization hired by the city to
treat or may not be able to physi- day at Port St. Lucie’s Veterans Me- handle the vetting of the veteran
cally prepare it. morial Park. applications and ultimately the lot-
tery. “This is an amazing thing the
Enter the Big Heart Brigade “The City of Port St. Lucie would city is doing for a veteran.”
of the Treasure Coast to save the like to honor the men and women
day. who have served our country,” said Weathers pointed to the city’s
Neighborhood Services Director tight-knit and strong veterans pop-
BHB volunteers come from Carmen Capezzuto. “We wish to ulation for the response her team
many professions like teach- kick off this new veterans afford-
ing, law enforcement and oth- CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
ers, but the brigade primarily
consists of firefighters and first Separate cases
responders. Fire crews from St. result in pair of
Lucie, Martin and Indian River significant busts
counties predominantly provide
the manpower to cook and serve BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer CREMERS NOBEL
turkeys and all the fixings for ap- [email protected]
proximately 38,000 people to put After not seeing his on Cremers’ computer while they
a feast on the tables of those in family for a year, U.S. The Port St. Lucie Police De- conducted an online investigation
need. Marine Cpl. Jason partment and the St. Lucie County into file-sharing. They received a
Feliciano came home Sheriff’s Office are credited with search warrant for Cremers’ house
The annual Thanksgiving and surprised his making two significant busts last and seized a computer and multi-
event, which began in 1992 as a siblings at Somerset week, nabbing one man for alleged ple hard drives and external drives.
food drive, is still made up of 100 Academy in St. Lucie possession of child pornography
percent volunteers, including West last week. At and another man for alleged ste- According to the Port St. Luc-
the administration and produc- right, Jason is book- roid possession and sales. ie Police Department, more than
tion of the meals. Every dollar ended by brother 6,600 video files were found on the
raised goes directly to needy and Justin, 17, and sister Christophe A. Cremers, 46, of computer’s hard drive – the vast
food-insecure residents, but do- Valerie, 15, after the 4100 block of SW Fiji Lane, Port majority of which contained child
nations have been lighter than returning from de- St. Lucie, turned himself into the St. porn.
ever before. ployment overseas. Lucie County jail after 10 warrants
were issued for his arrest on child Further forensic examination
The organization has seen reg- PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN pornography possession charges. is being conducted on the hard
ular donor outlets like banks and drives and external drives and
foundations turning to sponsor- Investigators say they found
ships over direct monetary do- thousands of child porn video files CONTINUED ON PAGE A9
nations. BHB is hoping people
perhaps distracted by election
season will now start to focus on
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HOME FOR A VETERAN sible for verifying applicants’ military 680 SE Walters Terrace. feet under air, with three bedrooms and
status and discharge characterization. two bathrooms.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 He said he knows many of those who ap- Those who qualified will have their names
plied and it wouldn’t have been fair if he’d entered into a drawing that will be held at Port St. Lucie bought the house for
has received. “The city should be commend- been further involved in the process. Veterans Memorial Park at 1 p.m. today. Of- $173,000 through its Neighborhood Sta-
ed for what it’s doing,” she said. ficials will pull the name of the lucky veteran bilization Program and spent about that
His office received at least eight ap- who will soon get the keys to the home. much again to rehabilitate and renovate
Wayne Teegardin, of St. Lucie County’s plications; Weathers received some as it. The family chosen to move in will be
Veterans Services, agreed. well. As of press time it was unclear The house is located at 680 SE Walters responsible for paying property taxes
how many veterans would be placed in Terrace and is a little more than 1,600 square and insurance on the house.
“I applaud the city for coming up with the today’s lottery.
idea,” he said, adding that there are several The City of Port St. Lucie has four va-
initiatives in the conception stage that could In order to qualify, veterans could not cant lots it plans to develop with single-fam-
help other veterans throughout the county. have owned a home within the last three ily homes that could be given to more veter-
years, needed a credit score of at least 620, ans over time.
He added “there’s a movement under- received an Honorable Discharge or a Gen-
foot” to provide housing for veterans who eral under Honorable Discharge, and submit Like the home on SE Walters Terrace,
might need some help overcoming their their DD214 form. Veterans did not need to the properties were purchased through the
challenges. be disabled in order to be considered. Neighborhood Stabilization Program using
federal HUD dollars.
For his part, Teegardin was only respon-
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Mayor: On kids’ education, let’s reach new heights
The mayor of Port St. Lucie submitted Hernandez, who compared reading scores It’s pretty clear that third-grade reading unteers/mentors to help close the gap in
this column for St. Lucie Voice readers. levels are a big deal. Statistically, if you’re third-grade literacy by reading with a stu-
and graduation rates of almost 4,000 stu- not reading on level by third grade, you dent in kindergarten through third grade
BY MAYOR GREGORY ORAVEC probably won’t ever catch up, not just in for one hour per week. Information and
dents, states: “A student who can’t read on school but in life. So, how are we doing registration are available through the St.
As your mayor, many people ask me, or Lucie Public Schools homepage at www.
share their answer to, some version of the grade level by third grade is four times less with this critical mis- stlucieschools.org, where you will find an
following question: What is our greatest sion? Based on the state’s application, mentor guide, training video
priority in making a more prosperous Port likely to graduate by age 19 than a child latest assessments, only and more. Even if you don’t have an hour
St. Lucie? After nearly two years as may- 46 percent of St. Lucie per week, please consider making a dona-
or and two decades as a public servant who does read profi- County students passed tion to Big Brothers Big Sisters, which can
in Florida, I would humbly submit that their third-grade read- hire reading specialists to augment this
there is one clear answer, one top prior- ciently by that time. Add ing test, lagging behind effort, allowing your employees to partic-
ity among many, and that even if you do the disappointing state ipate as a mentor on company time or re-
not articulate this same answer, that with poverty to the mix, and average of 54 percent. cruiting others.
a little digging, we would find that our an- Compare this to the
swers are, in fact, connected beneath the a student is 13 times potential – education Please know that we cannot afford to
surface. Our greatest priority in making a experts believe that think that third-grade literacy is only a
more prosperous community is improving less likely to graduate on 95 percent of children problem of parents or the School District.
our education system. could pass the test with It is our shared challenge, and we must
time than his or her pro- proper support and in- all do something about it if we want Port
“Education” is a meaty topic; but, for struction – and you can St. Lucie and St. Lucie County to become
the purposes of this column, let’s focus on ficient, wealthier peer.” see where we can make more prosperous. There can be no real
the period of a person’s school life that sci- a big difference. economic development without first at-
ence tells us is the most critical for learn- Additionally, a person tending to human development.
ing – pre-K through third grade. Among That big difference
many cognitive leaps, this is when a child who does not graduate could be delivered through “St. Lucie Working together, our community can
typically transitions from learning to read Soars,” an early literacy effort recently take off. We can soar to new heights. With-
to reading to learn. This is when our chil- from high school cannot launched by St. Lucie Public Schools and out you, without your help, we will contin-
dren receive their passport to the gateway Big Brothers Big Sisters and supported ue to plod along, doing the best we can,
of learning. In fact, third-grade reading go to college and is more by other caring partners like the City of but watching others fly right past us as we
levels are a compelling indicator of a stu- Port St. Lucie, the City of Fort Pierce and stay stuck on the ground. Let’s reach those
dent’s future. Sociology professor Donald likely to live in poverty. St. Lucie County. We are asking for vol- new heights, together, PSL.
More than ever, gradu-
ating high school should
only be viewed as an
important step in a stu- MAYOR
dent’s education, not a GREGORY
culmination. In 2013, J. ORAVEC
a Pew Research Center
Study revealed a stark contrast between
millennials graduating high school versus
those graduating college with a bachelor’s
degree: the unemployment rate was 12.2
percent versus 3.8 percent; the poverty
rate was 21.8 percent versus 5.8 percent,
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PETS OF THE WEEK BIG HEART BRIGADE er. “We also do fundraisers throughout the Treasure Coast president, says all the
General year like raffles and a bowling event called counties are building momentum to get
I am a very calm and cool CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 the Turkey Bowl, but each county does a the job done for those who really need
character, but don’t let my lot more than just cooking 435 turkeys the meals this Thanksgiving. Hundreds of vol-
mature demeanor fool you helping their Treasure Coast neighbors. week of Thanksgiving and then delivering unteers of all ages will be on hand to serve
I still like to be carried like “We don’t just depend on donations,” the meals. For me and the other firefight- up individual meals or whole turkeys to fill
a baby and play like a kitten ers, we just want to help everyone in a time boxes of food for families.
with my toys. I am a very said Lt. Nick Diaz, who with fellow crew of need.”
handsome Orange 2 year members will be cooking up whole turkeys “It starts the week before Thanksgiv-
old Male who was given up at the Indian River County Fairgrounds on Joe Payne, a firefighter/paramedic for ing cooking and prepping the food,” said
because my family moved. I a huge, custom-built propane tank cook- the St. Lucie County district and the BHB Payne. “It’s nice that people come out and
want someone to understand what forever means.
I am cute, cuddly, and I lean
in real hard when I am getting
my back scratched. I am a
lover of kids, pets, and people
watching. I am hoping some-
one is out there ready to give a
sweet girl a chance at love.
If you are interested in General, Nina or any of their furry Former Big Hearts Brigade Ron Parrish, right, takes stock
friends please stop by the Humane Society of St. Lucie County’s of the pies and desserts at the St. Lucie facility, while
Indian River County firefighters and other volunteers,
two locations at 100 Savannah Rd. in Fort Pierce or above and below, prepare turkeys at the IRC Fairgrounds.
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give of their time and their days off even SEPARATE BUSTS CRIME BLOTTER NOOCTVOEBMEBRER316-
on Thanksgiving morning, offering not
only themselves but also bringing their CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Jaime Elijah Ramos, 19, 2650 SW Harem crest St., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 2080
families with them to help and deliver the Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: Same; NW Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest-
meals, too. more charges are expected to be filed against Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police De- ing Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
Cremers. partment; Charge(s): Marijuana possession ment; Charge(s): Felony Aggravated battery
“It shows their children a different per- – less than 20 grams, Possession of drug – cause bodily harm or disability, Felony
spective to understand who the people are Currently, Cremers faces 10 felony charges equipment. Obstruction of justice - tampering, Property
who need help and gives them a happy of child pornography possession and is be- damage – criminal mischief $200 or less.
feeling to help out other families.” ing held at the county jail in lieu of $500,000 Tapria Lafaye Jones, 26, 6173 NW East
bail. Deville Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Loca- Ian McGregor Gilchrist, 47, 5804 NW Fall-
Every person who delivers food or meets tion: 900 N. Rock Rd., Fort Pierce; Arresting flower Court, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location:
with the less fortunate people who they The same week, the Sheriff’s Office arrest- Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Same; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police
deliver to has experienced some heart- ed a man accused of selling anabolic steroids Charge(s): 5 Felony Warrants issued for two Department; Charge(s): Felony Warrant is-
warming story that makes them continue and giving medical advice without training. counts of Criminal use of personal identifi- sued for Probation violation – DUI.
to volunteer. cation information, third degree grand theft,
“Aside from the simple fact that selling dealing in credit cards of another, and orga- Mariajose Del Carmen Garcia Acosta, 28,
“I had one gentleman who helped out controlled substances such as these steroids nized fraud – less than $20,000. 112-104 SW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Ar-
but was reluctant to actually deliver the without a license is a felony, the suspect was rest Location: 1675 NW St. Lucie West Blvd.,
meals, but one day I talked him into de- advising buyers on how to mix them and Amanda Rachel Biggs, 23, Palm City; Ar- Port St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port St.
livering this one meal,” said Payne. “He when and how to take them,” said Sheriff rest Location: 700 SW St. Lucie West Blvd., Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): Felony
called me afterwards and he was very af- Ken Mascara. “This information was provid- Port St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Larceny – retail theft more than $300 second
fected because an older gentleman came ed without any educational background in Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): Felony subsequent offense.
out and he had all his grandchildren there pharmaceuticals and could have resulted in Fraud – swindle/obtaining property under
and thanked him because without the de- alarming adverse health effects.” $20,000. Kevin Paul Parziale, 25, 790 NW Placid
livery they would not have had a meal. He Ave., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 250 NW
told me it gave him such a great feeling Authorities arrested Sean Patrick Nobel, Lakram Baijnauth, 76, Fort Pierce; Arrest Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting
and he would be willing to be a deliverer 24, of the 900 block of SE Bayfront Ave., Port Location: 5235 NW Jake Court., Port St. Luc- Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department;
again. It genuinely touched his heart.” St. Lucie. He now faces charges, among them ie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Charge(s): 2 Felony charges of Burglary
possession of anabolic steroids; possession Department; Charge(s): Battery – touch/ of unoccupied conveyance and Larceny –
If you are a small business or individu- of a controlled substance without a prescrip- strike. grand theft between $300 and $5,000.
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gram to feed others on a special day of giv- session with intent to sell. Antonio Marquis Portee, 26, 1589 SE Bel- Reports compiled through information
ing, it only takes a $25 donation to feed a provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
family of five but any amount is appreciat- Investigators used social media to iden-
ed. Please send your checks to the Big Heart tify Nobel, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Brigade of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 21, When authorities searched his home, they
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IN LOVING MEMORY of Port St. Lucie; two grandchildren, Chelsea 1928, she was a resident of Port St. Lucie for
and Bryan; three great-grandchildren; and 30 years, moving from Rhode Island.
ELDA M. BULTE, 94 Church and served as a St. Lucie Council of many nieces and nephews.
Port St. Lucie Catholic Women, Eucharistic Minister and Prior to retirement Ms. Chamberland was
Women of Grace. She was also a member of Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Fri- a bank manager for Fleet Bank in Rhode Is-
Elda M. Bulte, 94, of Port St. Lucie passed the International Garden Club and was vice day, Nov. 11, at Aycock FH-Byrd, Young & land for 38 years.
away Monday, Oct. 31, at St. Lucie Medical president of the Republican Club in New Prill Chapel, 1170 SW Bayshore Blvd, Port
Center in Port St. Lucie. Elda was born in Jersey. Bulte was an accomplished artist and St. Lucie. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 Marguerite was a member of St. Lucie
Mexico City, Mexico, on May 1, 1922. She musician. a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Lucie Catholic Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, where she
had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the Church, 280 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. was head of Ministers of Hospitality. She
past 13 years after moving from Hazlet, N.J. She was preceded in death by her loving Lucie. was also a member of Knights of Columbus
husband, Louis Bulte, and her brothers, Hel- women’s auxiliary; the Catholic Council of
Prior to retirement, she was an adminis- bert and George Echeveria. MARGUERITE CHAMBERLAND, 87 Women; and past president of St. Lucie Se-
trator for Western Electric in New Jersey for Port St. Lucie niors Group.
35 years. Survivors include her son Louis J. (Mi-
chele) Bulte of Carlsbad, Calif.; two sisters, Marguerite P. Chamberland, 87, of Port St. She was preceded in death by a sister,
She was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Delta Bohlander and Teresa Echeveria, both Lucie passed away Oct. 30 at her home. Jeanne Cagnon.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Nov. 25, Survivors include two nephews, Roland
and Raymond Cagnon, both of Rhode Island;
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OBITUARIES stories and was quite the comedian. TREASURING LIFE
Girardi was preceded in death by his wife
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A11 “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
of 35 years, Dora Roma Girardi; brothers lifted a weight
and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Gus, Albert, Fred and Nat; sisters Rose Ce- off ou‰ shoulders”.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tues- sario, Ida Cesario and Adeline Corsetti; and
step-father Frank Dominelli. With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
day, Nov. 8, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
St. Lucie. Survivors include his daughters Doreen with the family she loved. But in the
(John) Pilat of Port St. Lucie and Barbara caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
WILLARD L. BISCHOFF, 61 (George) Schultz of Miramar, Fla.; son Frank quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Port St. Lucie (Patti) Girardi Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
grandchildren Gina Kittel, Robert Drago, To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
Willard Lester Bischoff, 61, of Port St. Luc- Joe Girardi, Cecilia Mencel and Katie Girar- (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
ie passed away Nov. 2. Willard was born Aug. di; and great-grandchildren Anthony Drago, This was the relief we needed to enjoy
23, 1955, in Pompton Plains, N.J. He spent Mackenzie Kittel, Alarie Browning and Caleb tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
his younger years in New Jersey before com- Browning.
ing to Florida about 30 years ago. Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
BRENDA KAY REDWAY, 76 ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
Survivors include his mother, Eileen Port St. Lucie
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ers, Timothy Bischoff and Tom Edge; and Brenda Kay Redway, 76, a resident of Port
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FRANK GIRARDI SR., 90
Port St. Lucie Redway retired from teaching at Stuart
Middle School for many years.
Frank “Frankie” Girardi Sr., 90, passed
away Nov. 3 in Port St. Lucie. He was born Redway is survived by her loving hus-
July 3, 1926, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to the late band of 50 years, Francis “Frank” Redway;
Elizabeth and Joseph Girardi. children Francis (Kelly) Redway III of Jack-
sonville, Fla., Elizabeth Redway of Port St.
In 1971 he moved to Florida; he lived in Lucie and Holly (Rory) Dodd of Hebron,
Hollywood, Deltona and, in 2009, moved to Ky.; grandchildren Kaylyn Redway and Sole
Port St. Lucie. Girardi was a lifetime member Westby, both of Port St. Lucie, Abby Redway
of International Union of Operating Engi- and Katie Redway, both of Jacksonville, Emi-
neers Local 137 in Briarcliff, N.Y. ly Dodd, Casey Dodd, Riley Dodd and Grady
Dodd, all of Hebron, Ky.; sister-in-law Cathy
He was a United States Veteran serving in Carter, of Tavares, Fla.; and many other fam-
the Navy during WWII. Girardi loved to tell ily members and friends.
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Bonzo takes to bouncy lil’ Tiki Taco Tuesday
Hi Dog Buddies! Big Dog Section.”
“You have a lotta Spunk,” I told her.
This week I interviewed a giddy little Tiki Taco Tuesday. other dog, Molly, who was blind. So, one “I KNOW! When we had that Hurry-cane
girl pooch named Tiki Taco Tuesday Seba. day, they were at this big building with lot-
She’s a Yorkiepoo and she was SO bouncy PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE sa of Stuff for Sale and lots of humans all I wasn’t scared one bit. I loved splashing in
and SO happy, I was still smiling all the over the place – called a Flea Market. But I the Hurry-cane puddles. But guess what,
next day! “I think Tiki will work very well, young never saw any fleas and I don’t know why Mr. Bonzo. I went to Obedience School
lady,” I said. “So, tell me how you and your anybody’d want fleas anyhow. So, there at the Humane Society and there was a
She Bounced when she greeted me and Mom and Dad got together.” was this nice part of it where they were Standard Poodle in my class named Bear. I
my Assistant at the door. She Bounced selling puppies. Fresh picked, not flown in. could run under his tummy without duck-
right up for the “Wag(Bounce)-and-Sniff.” “OK. Well, Mom and Dad had a dog, A bunch of us puppies were hanging out. ing. We had fun. But, me and Bear, well,
She Bounced when the rest of us were get- Bella, who went to Dog Heaven, and an- Most of ‘em were snoozing but I was all ex- we’re Obedience School Drop-outs.”
ting settled in. Well, you get the idea. The cited cuz I love people and, I don’t know
only time she wasn’t Bouncing was when if you noticed, I LOVE Bouncing. So I was “Not every pooch needs a Formal Edu-
she was playing Fetch-the-Squeaky-Pig doin’ a lotta that!” cation,” I observed diplomatically.
with my Assistant. Then she was pretty
much Flying. But she still managed to in- “As a matter of fact, I did notice,” I told “That’s what I said, too! But sometimes
troduce us all and to tell her story. her, smiling behind my paw, and writing I forget The Rules. Specially Rule No. 11:
really fast. Paper Products Are NOT Toys! But Bonzo,
“I’m really excited that you’re gon- when you find a nice big, soft roll of toilet
na write about ME. I mean, I’m only 7 “Mom and Dad never had a small dog paper, well, do you KNOW how much FUN
months old, so I’m still learnin’ stuff. before, but they picked me cuz I was so that is?”
This is my Mom and Dad, Pam and Sta- cute and FRENly, and I only weighed 2 ½
cey. I’m Tiki Taco Tuesday Seba. You can pounds. Which isn’t that much. I took to I nodded.
call me Tiki. Or Taco. Or Tuesday. Or like ‘em right away, and I got along real well “When I do Get Into Stuff, Totally By Ac-
Mom and Dad sometimes do – Tiki Tock with Molly pretty quick, too, soon as I cident, I try to be Cool and Not Let On. But
or Leaky Tiki (but not that one so much learned not to jump in her face. She’s in Mom says she always knows cuz I have this
anymore, since I do better now, cuz I’m all Dog Heaven with Bella now. She taught me strut that do. She gets me every time. She’s
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How hypnotherapy can help in children’s healthcare
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent heightened imagery and focus, in which Gabrielle Hackett. them to learn to regulate the nervous sys-
[email protected] their senses are fully engaged. The hyp- tem function that causes those sensations.
notherapist can then weave suggestions PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Dr. Palsson says he has found that “hyp-
When you think about hypnosis, if you into the imagery to help the child achieve notizability” peaks between the ages of 7
ever do, you may dismiss it as hocus-po- a therapeutic goal, such as reducing pain patients who do not respond adequately and 14, when kids may be most open and
cus or a parlor trick. But hypnotherapy – as or decreasing anxiety. to usual medical treatment approaches.” receptive to this mind-body approach.
it’s called when used in a medical setting
– can help children who are experiencing In younger children, hypnotherapy of- The brain and body are interconnect- Hypnotherapy does not have to be per-
abdominal pain or situational anxiety. ten uses adventure-based stories. An ex- ed, and hypnotherapy helps children (and formed at the time of the dental or med-
ample as explained by Dr. Palsson goes adults) become more aware of sensations ical visit, or at the time the pain is being
Olafur Palsson is a clinical psycholo- like this: A child who is experiencing in their body, including the perception experienced. “A suggestion can be put in
gist at the University of North Carolina at stomach pain is asked to imagine that of pain or fear. This awareness may help the unconscious mind that creates a good
Chapel Hill; he has developed hypnother- they have picked up a magic stone, and feeling about a painful or stressful situa-
apy programs for children and teens with that the stone melts, giving their hand tion,” Vero’s Dr. Hackett says. “After just
stomach problems. Dr. Palsson says, “It healing properties. The hypnotherapist a few sessions, the effect can be perma-
is much easier to get kids into a hypnotic suggests to the child that when they expe- nent.”
state – to bring them away from the here rience stomach pain, they should imagine
and now and give them therapeutic sug- putting that healing hand on their stom- It’s important to know that a child un-
gestion – than it is with adults.” ach to feel more comfortable. dergoing hypnotherapy won’t do anything
they wouldn’t do when in a fully-awake
Gabrielle Hackett, Psy.D, a licensed If you’re feeling skeptical right about state. “It’s not like hypnotists you see on
clinical psychologist who practices in now, there is scientific evidence backing TV, who make people bark like a dog,”
Broward County and Vero Beach, says up the value of hypnotherapy for children Dr. Hackett says. “When conducted by a
research has also found hypnotherapy suffering from abdominal pain or irritable licensed healthcare provider, the child is
to be effective in reducing anxiety ahead bowel syndrome (IBS). An article on the still in complete control, and can come out
of medical and dental procedures. Some U.S. government-funded National Center of the light trance whenever they want.”
dentists are learning hypnosis to relax for Biotechnology Information website
their young patients immediately before says the body of research “shows unequiv- Young children beginning hypnothera-
beginning a treatment session. ocally that for both adults and children py do not need to understand the ins and
with IBS, hypnosis treatment is highly outs of hypnosis. The process can simply
In news to no one, kids have very active efficacious in reducing bowel symptoms be explained as “quiet time,” in which
imaginations; their responsiveness to im- and can offer lasting and substantial they will use their imaginations to help
agery is what makes it easier for a thera- symptom relief for a large proportion of with their pain or anxiety. Dr. Hackett
pist to hypnotize them. Dr. Palsson says says, “Some kids may want to know more
children can quickly enter into a state of
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about how the process works, and it’s fine Healthy ways to put more pep in your step
to tell them, without going into too much
intricate detail.” BY CARRIE DENNETT | Washington Post drate-containing foods – and from sleep. T● art cherry juice. This juice contains
That said, fueling yourself with nutri- phytonutrients that raise melatonin levels.
A parent can attend the hypnothera- We eat for many reasons, but the bot- ent-rich foods helps your body run opti- Y● ogurt and kale. Being calcium-de-
py session if it makes the child feel more tom line is that food is fuel for our bod- mally and make the most of food energy. ficient may make it harder to fall asleep.
comfortable, but Dr. Hackett says “if ies, so what we eat affects how energetic Dairy products and green leafy vegeta-
Mom or Dad is there, it can take the fo- we feel throughout the day. Odds are you What about claims that the B vitamins,
cus off the child, so I don’t really encour- could use a little more energy, especially B12 in particular, will bles such as kale and
age it.” She notes that other people in the during these dark days of fall and winter. boost your energy? It’s collard greens boast
room may also go into a state of trance, so Here’s what you need to know. true that B vitamins healthy doses of cal-
that’s something for parents to be aware play essential roles in cium.
of before they choose to attend their Don’t run on empty the complex biochem- Whole grains, nuts
child’s session. An energy-optimal meal or snack in- ical machinery that re- and seeds, dark leafy
cludes a mix of high-quality carbohy- leases energy from the greens, beans and
Dr. Hackett wants the community to drates for energy with some lean protein food we eat. If you are fish. These foods are
know that hypnotherapy is an augment and healthy fat for staying power. Pick deficient in B vitamins, rich in magnesium,
to the sort of “talk” therapy she and oth- slow-digesting carbohydrates (“slow it can affect your energy and being deficient
er psychologists provide to help children carbs”) like whole grains, whole fruits, levels. But if you take in in magnesium may
deal with anxiety, depression and other vegetables or beans for a steadier supply more B vitamins than make it harder to stay
issues. of energy. your body can use, you asleep.
It’s not just what you eat, but how often won’t become “super energized.” Your Even if you are logging eight hours in
Dr. Hackett’s Vero Beach practice is part you eat that matters. Eating every three body will simply excrete the excess in bed, are you sleeping well for those hours?
of TMS Provider Services, located at 333 to five hours also supports steady energy your urine. These food and beverage habits could be
17th Street, Suite Q. The office phone is 772- by encouraging gentle rises in blood sug- getting in the way of quality sleep:
770-1151. She is a member of the Florida ar (the body’s energy source) instead of a Sleep: The other source of energy C● affeine. Avoid coffee and other sourc-
Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a professional few large spikes. Eating three meals, with Getting enough sleep on a regular basis es of caffeine for at least four to six hours
association dedicated to the clinical appli- snacks if you have a gap of more than five makes it easier to stick to good nutrition before bed.
cation of hypnosis by (among other groups) hours between meals, should do it. and healthful habits, while making nu- Alcohol. It’s a myth that a nightcap
licensed physicians, psychologists, dentists, The role of vitamins tritious food choices may improve your helps you fall asleep.
and clinical social workers. Vitamins and minerals don’t give us sleep. Here are some foods and beverages ● Night eating. If you must eat a late din-
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Kiawah Trace in PGA has four bedrooms for kids. A third has an ensuite bath. The
and baths, as well as two bonus rooms that generously-sized laundry room has good
could be an office, game room, guest bed- storage, as well as a sink, and upgraded
rooms, man cave or exercise room. This appliances including the Whirlpool Cab-
striking house has room to spare and plenty rio steam set. The 14-by-20 master bed-
of room for a growing family or a couple that room has neutral carpeting and several
likes a lot of space to entertain. walk-in closets with built-ins that inspire
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etched-glass windows and you’re in the shower heads just behind it, with entries
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adds an elegant touch. Both rooms have to have enough room for.
clean white ceramic tile, as does the huge
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ily living space open and bright. The spa- high praise for the amount of room this
cious (16-by-13) eat-in kitchen has granite house has, inside and out.
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
November kicked off fairly impressively on the area real-estate front, as 13 single-family residences and lots
changed hands from Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 12039 SW Aventino Drive. Originally on the
market in August for $484,900, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,383-square-foot residence sold for
$475,000 on Nov. 4.
The second-best sale of the week was the abode at 2351 NW Padova Street. Put on the market in September
for $337,260, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,569-square-foot house fetched the asking price on Nov. 3.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12039 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 8/15/2016 $484,900 11/4/2016 $337,260
PORT SAINT LUCIE 2351 NW PADOVA STREET 9/29/2016 $337,260 11/3/2016 $285,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5840 NW WHITECAP ROAD 8/23/2016 $285,000 11/1/2016 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7001 MAIDSTONE DRIVE 9/9/2016 $269,000 11/4/2016 $241,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 424 NW SUNVIEW WAY 8/26/2016 $249,900 11/4/2016 $229,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 555 SW NEW CASTLE COVE 3/15/2016 $239,900 11/3/2016 $220,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5834 NW DRILL COURT 4/28/2016 $239,788 10/31/2016 $215,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 426 NW SUNVIEW WAY 2/20/2016 $249,900 11/4/2016 $183,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 425 SW MONROE DRIVE 9/7/2016 $183,900 10/31/2016 $180,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7350 PINE CREEK WAY 9/23/2016 $183,500 10/31/2016 $128,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 679 NW SAN REMO CIRCLE 9/28/2016 $134,900 11/4/2016 $112,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10025 PERFECT DRIVE 10/1/2016 $115,000 10/31/2016 $105,000
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
2351 NW Padova Street, Port Saint Lucie 5840 NW Whitecap Road, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 9/29/2016 Listing Date: 8/23/2016
Original Price: $337,260 Original Price: $285,000
Sold: 11/3/2016 Sold: 11/1/2016
Selling Price: $337,260 Selling Price: $285,000
Listing Agent: Marc Friedman Listing Agent: Sheryl Glants Pina
Selling Agent: Kolter Homes Realty, LLC Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Michele Lee Scherger Reenie Paes
Keller Williams Realty of PSL Keller Williams Realty
7001 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie 424 NW Sunview Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 9/9/2016 Listing Date: 8/26/2016
Original Price: $269,000 Original Price: $249,900
Sold: 11/4/2016 Sold: 11/4/2016
Selling Price: $270,000 Selling Price: $241,000
Listing Agent: AnnMarie L Napolitano Listing Agent: Loretta A DiRosa
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty of PSL Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker/ Res. Real Est
Gerald R Pascale Kay A. Rodriguez
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Coming Up! ’TIS THE SEASON FOR DAVE KOZ
BONES AND HIS Saxophonist and multiple- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent
BAND TO RATTLE Grammy nominee Dave Koz [email protected]
returns to the Sunrise Dave Koz has numerous
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer Theatre Nov. 30. Grammy nominations, nine
[email protected] No. 1 albums on Billboard’s
PHOTO COURTESY THE SUNRISE THEATRE Current Contemporary Jazz Al-
1 Nashville-based coun- bums chart, and a star on the
try-radio personality Bob- Hollywood Walk of Fame. Still,
by Bones and his on-air band the saxophonist only took up
the Raging Idiots play the Sun- the instrument as a teen when
rise Theatre Friday night. The he wanted to join his brother’s
return of the whacky musical band. They needed a saxophone
comedy group to Fort Pierce player and that was the only way
includes his morning-show they’d let him in.
sidekick Producer Eddie; the
Emory University-educated Koz returns to the Sunrise
singer-songwriter Kristian Bush Theatre in Fort Pierce Nov. 30
of Sugarland; and Jamie Lynn with a few friends to get the hol-
Spears, Britney’s little sister iday season off to a great start.
and a growing presence on the He’ll be accompanied by Jon-
country music scene. Bones’ athan Butler, Grammy-nomi-
expanding brand within the nated singer/songwriter Kenny
iHeartMedia machine includes Lattimore and Valerie Simpson,
5 million listeners a week in 100 who, as one half of Ashford and
markets. Simpson, co-wrote hits like “Ain’t
No Mountain High Enough,”
2 Also at Sunrise, you’ve “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real
got two more shots at Thing” and “Solid Like a Rock.’
post-election laughs. The regu-
lar Comedy Corner show in the Koz spoke recently from his
Black Box theater Saturday fea- office in California about this
tures South Florida-based com- tour, his 19th in a row.
ic Ramon Garcia and 24-year-
old Jordan Garnett, a Boynton “Jonathan Butler has been
Beach native whose shtick is his with me on and off for the last 10
years,” he said. “He’s my broth-
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CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
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YOU’RE IN FOR SOMETHING GOOD AT HERMAN’S HERMITS SHOW
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent kept his head on straight despite all the at- Peter Noone. Appearing on Broadway and then on the
[email protected] tention. London stage was a big step for Noone, espe-
PHOTO COURTESY THE SUNRISE THEATRE cially with his family. “It was pretty reward-
Peter Noone and his band were almost “I came from a well-adjusted family,” he ing,” he said. “My dad never gave me a com-
Sherman’s Hermits. An English pub own- said. “We all lived close and were parochial lar, it’s even more rewarding.” pliment, but he said, ‘That was good, son.’
er told the 15-year-old that he looked like working-class people who became middle Noone has been married to his wife, That was a big-time compliment.”
Herman, a character from the “Bullwinkle” class. I was expected to become a doctor and
cartoon, and that his band looked like a became a rock singer. My hobby became my Mireille, for nearly 50 years. He said that he Noone was also able to please his mother
bunch of hermits. The character was actu- business. I came from a musical family and made a decision to work at his marriage and when he was named “Best Dressed Man in
ally named Sherman, but Herman stuck and someone said, ‘Let’s do it for money.’ After not to fail. It wasn’t a hardship. England.” “It made my mum proud,” he said.
Herman’s Hermits have been making music three years, it exploded into a business.” “When I met the Queen Mother, my mum
for more than 50 years. “I married the nicest, best-looking girl I reminded me that my sister, who was in the
Noone was thoughtful in explaining the ever met,” he said. “It’s hard to beat that. Ev- army, had met the queen twice.”
The group had hits like “Mrs. Brown, British invasion of the 1960s. ery morning I wake up and say, ‘I’m a grateful
You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “There’s a bastard.’” Noone loves doing the Christmas show,
Kind of Hush,” “I’m into Something Good” “It’s not a new theory,” he said, “In lots which allows him and the Hermits to per-
and “I’m Henry the VIII.” In 1965, they out- of places, industrial towns like Detroit and form their hits as well as favorite Christmas
sold the Beatles, and by the time Noone left Liverpool, they have clubs and bars. From songs. “It’s really just a load of fun,” he said.
the group, in 1971, they had record sales of the end of WWII, it was a time to have fun. “There are lots of Herman’s Hermits songs
more than 51 million. There was a brand-new amount of freedom. and we slip in some Christmas songs. I make
We were the first generation that didn’t have the Hermits dress up and we have a great
Noone was more than a pretty face. He set a war. We were the first generation that could time. It’s like an English Christmas with fam-
his sights on Broadway and studied dancing wander safely and play in clubs. Most clubs ily.” Of course, Noone then mentioned that
and acting. He finally got the role as Freder- didn’t serve alcohol. We played in junior they do “Jingle Bells” in the style of the Sex
ic in “The Pirates of Penzance,” a role he re- clubs. Once upon a time, people could make Pistols. The show will be nice, and maybe a
prised at the Drury Lane Theatre in London money not serving booze.” little naughty, too.
and on a national and international tour. He
also appeared on “As the World Turns” and Noone always insisted on making music Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits pres-
hosted a show on VH1. for his audience, not for other musicians. ent “Ye Olde English Christmas” Dec. 1 at 7
p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St.,
Peter Noone brings Herman’s Hermits to “I think most people in the British inva- Fort Pierce. Tickets are $49 and $59. Call the
the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Dec. 1 sion made music they liked,” he said. “I could box office at 772-461-4775 or order online at
in “Ye Olde English Christmas.” He spoke re- still be friends with the Rolling Stones, even if www.sunrisetheatre.com.
cently about an amazing career that started they didn’t like mine. We weren’t competitive.
when he was so young. He explained how he There were lots of good guys in music. If you
record music you like and it becomes popu-
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DAVE KOZ sic, but the audience MOVIE MATINEES
definitely wants to hear AT MORNINGSIDE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 non-Christmas music,”
he said. “It’s a delicate Join Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen
friend and a musical brother. He’s exciting tightrope balance to
to have on stage. Kenny Lattimore is an come up with the right of Hearts as the Morningside Branch Li-
R&B crooner, and I’m so excited to have percentages.” brary presents Disney’s “Alice Through the
Valerie Simpson for the first time. She cre- Looking Glass” on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2
ated so much classic music with her late Koz is an entrepre- p.m. as part of the library’s movie matinee.
husband. She has a wealth of knowledge neur, with a radio show,
as a songwriter, pianist and vocalist. This his own wine label – Koz Featuring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
is her first tour since her husband passed Wines – and a successful and Helena Bonham Carter, “Alice” returns
and I’m so excited.” series of cruises, Dave to the whimsical world of Wonderland and
Koz and Friends. All travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter
Koz said that this tour was different the proceeds from the in the latest film version of the classic Lewis
from some of the others. sale of Koz Wines go to Carroll tale. The film is rated PG with a run-
the Starlight Children’s ning time of 113 minutes. Moviegoers are
“It’s the first time I’ve had three power- Foundation, for which
house vocalists,” he said. “This year, that he is global ambassador. encouraged to bring a pillow or blanket.
was the direction it took, and it allows us He has also completed Just keep swimming into the Morningside
to take on some incredible musical moves. a four-year term on the
These are three monster vocal talents.” Grammy Foundation Branch Library as it presents Disney/Pixar’s
Artist Committee and
After 19 years, you could think that has served as a national “Finding Dory” for the Early Release Day
the Christmas tour would be routine, but trustee for the National Matinee on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m.
changing it up keeps it real. Academy of Recording Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres,
Art & Sciences. In the Albert Brooks and Ed O’Neill, a friendly but
“Mixing up the lineup is what keeps it end, it’s the music and
fresh for me,” he said. “It keeps it fresh for the show that rev his en- forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for
the audience and the musicians. It forces gine. her long-lost parents in the sequel to “Find-
us to rewrite and invent ourselves. Fami- ing Nemo.” This movie is rated PG-13 with a
lies have come since the beginning and “It’s enlightening, en-
the kids have grown up. Christmastime tertaining and spiritual,” running time of 97 minutes.
and the holidays are a great time to tour. he said. Many library programs are enhanced by
We have a family on the road. That’s our
family.” “By the end of the show, you’ll be in the the generous support of the Friends of the Li-
mood for Christmas.” brary. For more information about Morning-
Koz said that choosing the selections
for the tour is a delicate balance, mixing Dave Koz and friends present the 2016 Second St., Fort Pierce, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. side Library events, call 772-337-5632. The
holiday numbers with hits. Christmas Tour at the Sunrise Theatre, 117
Tickets are $59 and $69. Call the box office Morningside Branch of the St. Lucie County
“It about 65-70 percent Christmas mu-
at 772-461-4775 or order online at www. Library System is located at 2410 SE Morn-
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Starring Peter Noone great American music art forms alive in our communities and schools through
Thurs., Dec. 1 • 7pm Jam sessions, concerts, festivals, master classes and scholarship awards.
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Spotlight soon to shine on
‘Shades of Bublé’ tribute
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Shout’ and beautiful ballads,” DeStefano
[email protected] said.
Ron DeStefano has a lot of “co’s” before “It’s a variety show and you have to mix it
his name. He is the co-producer, co-cre- up to keep it interesting. There’s a lot of fun
ator, co-director and co-choreographer of movement and fun audience interaction.
“Shades of Bublé: A Three Man Tribute to Here’s a warning to people who sit on the
Michael Bublé.” He is also one of the stars aisle: They may be invited on stage. It’s high
of the show, which will be presented at the energy and fast-paced.”
Emerson Center Nov. 18 as the first concert The show was created in April 2015 and
in the Live! From Vero Beach series. was originally pitched to the cruise ship
DeStefano spoke by phone from his market. Those bookings are easier for a new
home in New York about how the show group because you can book entertainment
came about. “My producing partner, Me- a month in advance. Land-based shows
lissa, and I come from often take more than
traditional musical the- a year in the planning.
ater,” he said. “We’re tap Now, nearly two years
dancers and singers in after they began, they are
the classical mold. We seeing the result of all the
also download the latest planning.
Beyoncé. We have a huge “This is our first foray
affinity for the modern down to Florida,” DeSte-
and the classic. None of The music of superstar Michael Bublé is fano said. “We have 45
our shows scratched our celebrated in the variety show ‘Shades shows in Florida between
itch for a show that ran November and April.”
the gamut. We’re huge of Bublé’ Nov. 18 at the Emerson
Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSIC WORKS DeStefano is no
Michael Bublé fans and stranger to the Sunshine
he gives you everything we love. He covers State. He was born in West Palm Beach and
Sinatra, the Big Bands, Motown, rock ’n’ roll has family in Stuart. The impresario said
and writes No. 1 hits. He personifies every- that the group did well on cruise lines, both
thing we love about music.” those catering to an older crowd and those A MYSTERY THRILLER
The two came up with “Shades of Bublé,” who serve a younger audience. He thinks he Sept. 23rd – Oct 9th 2016
but DeStefano said that it is not a tribute knows the reason why. Featuring: Kendall Krueger, Clarissa Allie, Keith
Lawson, Rozanne Sehayik, Marty Dillis, Jennifer
band. “We are not here to imitate Michael “Do you like Sinatra, rock ’n’ roll? Elvis
Willis Adams, & Paul Harwood
Bublé, but to celebrate the amazing career and modern? You’ll have a great time. Last
Directed by: Althea Wilson & Jeanette Mazzella
that he’s had so far,” he said. week on Holland-America, a man who was
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror
“We infuse it with the harmonies of guy supposedly Bublé’s uncle was on board. He in which a small group of “psychically receptive”
groups from the ’50s and ’60s. We elevate said, ‘Mike would be proud.’” people are brought together in Hill House, a
brooding, mid-Victorian mansion. The visitors
the sound to something brand new. There’s Perhaps someone was pranking the have come to probe the secrets of the old house and
everything from ‘Mack the Knife,’ written group, but uncle or not, it doesn’t matter. draw forth the mysterious powers that it is
alleged to possess.
in 1928, to the most recent hits. It spans al- They still plan to make Bublé proud.
Produced by special arrangements with
most 90 years.” Samuel French, Inc.
Songs from the show include standards “Shade of Buble” will be presented at the Performances :
Thursday thru Sat. @ 8PM
such as “Come Fly with Me” and “All of Me,” Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach, Sun. Matinees @ 2:00PM
classic pop tunes like “Be My Baby” and Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in a benefit concert for The Reserved Seat Tickets only $20 Adults
Call for student and group rates!
“Twist and Shout,” and today’s Billboard Emerson Center. Tickets are $30-$95.
Box Office Hours: Noon-4pm Monday-Friday
hits like “Everything” and “Haven’t Met You To order, call 772-778-5249 or order on- and one hour before curtain
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PHOTO COURTESY INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE The photo accompa-
nying the story in the
Nov. 4 edition of St. Lucie
Voice about the Indian
River State College Wind
Ensemble’s Salute to
America was incorrect.
The correct photo is
shown at left.
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BUSCH DONATES $10K TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
Philip Busch, president of Southern Eagle who will help guide them through a variety of Club experience, assuring With 16 locations throughout the county,
Distributing and the Peter W Busch Family new opportunities. The teens will be encour- that success is within reach the Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a di-
Foundation, presented a check for $10,000 aged to explore their creative side and focus for every young person who verse group of kids age 5-18. The 3,000 mem-
to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. their energies into building something new. walks through our doors, bers come from a variety of backgrounds.
The donation will be used for enhancements and that every club mem- Contact the club by calling 772-460-9918 or
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ite organizations,” said Philip Busch during with a plan-for-the-future,
The Teen Center, now officially opened, the presentation. “They do an incredible job demonstrating good char-
will be the meeting place for more than 150 with the young people in our community. acter and citizenship and living healthy life-
local Boys & Girls Club teen members. In I’m proud to support the Club and the work styles. The club enables all young people,
addition to the adult mentors and staff, the they do.” especially those who need us most, to reach
center features computers, a culinary center, their full potential as productive, caring, re-
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members will be introduced to local leaders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to pro-
viding youth with a world class Boys & Girls
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COMING UP celebrated title role is Lauren Fadeley, an CHEF OWNED All our Seafood
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Turns out, some wine writers benefit from aging, too
BY DAVE McINTYRE | The Washington Post annual edition of Hugh published in its seventh wines with turkey. His first book, “Wine,”
Johnson’s Pocket Wine edition in 2013. “His Vin- was published in 1966 – a full 50 years ago.
For more than half a century, Hugh Book 2017. “I’ve never liked tage: The Story of Wine,” The “Pocket Wine Book” debuted in 1977
Johnson has seen, and chronicled, wave deep, thick, extracted alco- published in 1989, and at a slim 144 pages. It included Johnson’s
after wave of wine trends. The emergence holic wines, whoever made its companion television brief write-ups on various wineries with
of California in the 1970s, followed by them. I’ve always liked series served as my basic international reputations. The 2017 ver-
other New World wine regions. The em- lightness, refreshment, wine education and be- sion is 337 pages long and difficult to fit
phasis on new oak and ultra-ripe, power- acidity. So I’ve stuck to my came my inspiration to into just about any pocket. The expanded
ful wines in the 1980s and 1990s, and the guns on that sort of thing, write about the grape. size reflects the impressive growth in the
more recent backlash in favor of lower-al- and in a way the wheel is world of wine over the past four decades.
cohol wines that taste more of fruit than coming full circle.” Johnson, whose copious
of wood. writings include several “It’s proliferation, really,” Johnson
If there was a hint of volumes about gardening, says when I ask him to name the most
He has seen quirky stuff as well: the self-satisfaction in that evokes an old-fashioned profound change in wine since the first
“orange” and “natural” wines that reject last comment, Johnson era when Britain was the edition. “In the wine world, everything
modern winemaking techniques. deserves it. His writings arbiter of style and taste, as has changed. I do compare it with other
have shaped how a generation views well as wine’s primary market. disciplines, though, of course, change in
Throughout it all, Johnson, 77, has re- wine, not just through his annual pock- His first wine article was published in wine is much slower than in science or
mained a traditionalist. et guides but also through more massive December 1960 (he was 21) in the British the arts, and especially in I.T., for sure.
tomes such as “The World Atlas of Wine,” edition of Vogue and was about pairing
“I’ve never taken to certain fashions,” he CONTINUED ON PAGE B10
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and cheese on the other side of the skil-
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POCKET WINE BOOK into it,” he said. “Climate, geography, soil,
the philosophy of the winemaker.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B8
“And a blend of grapes, of course. Peo-
But now you have grape varieties no one ple discount the idea that you might get
had ever heard of in 1977, and an expan- a better wine with two grapes instead of
sion of flavors no one had ever thought of just one. It’s geography, in that the way
or experienced.” in which French wines, to take it to a re-
ally general level, differ from the Italian
As he took a sip of tea, I asked what he or Spanish is not just cultural or philo-
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France is farther north. It’s as simple as
“You hope the wine expresses some- that.”
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WHEN THEIR BIDS HELP YOUR SIDE WEST NORTH EAST
AKJ74 3 Q 10 6
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 63 Q 10 7 852
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Dorothy Thompson, a journalist and radio broadcaster who in 1939 was recognized 752 K J 10 8 964
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Good bridge players analyze the calls and plays. The better their conclusions, the 7
more accurate will be their actions. AQ3
In this week’s deal, look at the South hand. He opens one heart, West overcalls one Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
spade, North responds two hearts, and East raises to two spades. What should South
do now? The Bidding:
Initially South started with four spade losers, but how many spades does North hold? SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
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Mike Beath, right, holds his keepsake The following “Kure” will be Part 1 of off more right, and a ball that is struck on Kevin’s
scorecard after making his first-ever a series of Three Kures in which we will the heel of the clubface will start more left. Kures
hole-in-one recently at St. Lucie Trail provide information to help you become So, on a solidly struck shot (center of club-
Golf Club. Beath used 5-iron to score an “expert” on how to analyze the flight face), the initial flight will favor the club- the clubface will contact low on the ball.
the ace on the 159-yard second hole. of your ball, and correlate the ball flight face, not the clubhead path. This is even The contact points on the clubface and
Congrats! to the position of the clubface, clubhead more the case at slower speeds, such as ball are greatly influenced by the angle of
path, centeredness of contact and angle of putting. approach the clubhead takes as it enters
approach. the hitting area.
2. The curving golf ball. The ball fading,
After all, that is the only thing that mat- slicing, drawing or hooking is caused by We are off and running. Read Part 2 next
ters in golf – the dimensions of the club as the ball having varying spins, depending week. Until then, keep your head down!
it relates to the ball at impact. Let’s go over on the angle it is struck by the clubface.
the different ways the ball can be moved or The clubface not being at right angles to Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profes-
struck and what truly controls the results. the clubhead path causes sidespin. In a sional. He operates his Golf Academy at The
slice, the clubhead is open relative to a Evergreen Club, has hosted and produced
1. The direction the ball initially moves. leftward clubhead path; and the face being his own television and radio shows, and
The ball can start straight at your target, closed to a rightward clubhead path caus- has authored the golf instructional book
left of your target or right of your target. es a hook. Shots that don’t curve (straight “Golf Everyone,” published by Hunter Text-
The starting direction is determined by shots), pushes, pulls and straights, the books. Perkins may be reached at 561-301-
clubface angle and clubhead path, with clubface is at right angles to the respec- 3783. Email: [email protected] or visit
about 80 percent being attributed to club- tive paths of right, left and down the line, his website at www.kevinperkinsgolfacad-
face angle and about 20 percent being de- causing vertical backspin, which allows emy.com.
termined by clubhead path. An example of the ball to continue down its initial start-
this is if your clubface is open 10 degrees ing line.
to the right of your target and your club-
head path is moving down your target line. 3. Height or trajectory of the shot. The
The ball will start approximately 8 degrees three possible contact points on the face
to the right of your target. However, keep generally control the height or trajectory –
in mind the example above is a ball that’s high, center and low. There are also three
being struck somewhat close to the center possible contact points on the ball – high
of the clubface (centeredness of contact). on the ball, center and low. Generally, a
Shots that are not struck close to the center ball struck low on the clubface will contact
of the clubface – for example, a ball that is the high on the ball. The opposite is usual-
struck on the toe of the clubface – will start ly true as well. A ball that is struck high on
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