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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
WE LOVE Candidates look ahead as
‘LUCIE’! council races take shape
Treasure Coast Dermatology BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer placed first and second, respec-
is responsible for the care [email protected] tively, in the District 2 race, with a
of a stretch of St. Lucie West combined 13,190 votes. They fin-
Boulevard as part of Keep On to November! ished almost with a tie – Carvelli
Port St. Lucie Beautiful’s The ballots for fall’s general edged Gausten by a mere 48 votes,
Adopt-A-Street program. election are set, and three new fac- or 0.20 percent.
es will join the Port St. Lucie City
PHOTO MITCH KLOORFAIN Council. Carvelli said he and his team
While two of those three seats were going to stay the course in
PSL pride fuels community’s ‘Beautiful’ effort won’t be determined until Nov. 8, terms of getting his message out
a third has been decided. And the
incumbent did not win. BY THE NUMBERS: B23
Jolien Caraballo ousted incum-
bent Ron Bowen in the race for the to the community – keeping the
District 4 Council seat, which rep- city safe, improving the quality of
resents east Port St. Lucie. schools, and reducing the City’s
The District 1 and 2 seats’ can- debt, all while keeping an eye on
didates were winnowed down to future growth and development.
the top two finishers in each race.
Those finishers will face off again “It’s going to grow,” he said. “I
on the November ballot. can see it coming.” He said one of
John Carvelli and Linda Gausten his goals is to ensure the city grows
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
BY CHRISTINA TASCON St. Lucie Beautiful, patterned af- take greater responsibility for VOTERS DOUSE FIRE ASSESSMENT
[email protected] ter the Keep America Beautiful their community,” promotes its
and Keep Florida Beautiful or- website. The more casual expla- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer with a vote of 35.9 percent to 64.1
Many residents admit that ganizations. KPSLB used to be nation is simply about making [email protected] percent, with 13,000 more voting
Port St. Lucie has struggled with a part of PSL’s Division of Public neighborhoods prettier, more no than yes. “We’re not entirely sur-
finding its center for a few de- Works, but will now be within connected and family-friendly. The St. Lucie County Fire Dis- prised,” Fire Chief Buddy Emerson
cades, but they feel the tide turn- the newly formed Neighborhood trict is figuring out what to do next said following the primary. “It was
ing since the city has many more Services Department. Its com- Programs developed through after voters resoundingly rejected never going to be the magic pill” to
families whose children have mittee has 10 voluntary members KPSLB strive to encourage resi- an extra fee that would have gone fix the district’s issues.
been born and are being raised and a consulting staff member dents to recycle as much as pos- toward fire protection services.
here. It gives them a deeper con- who work under the direction sible, reuse everything that can CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
nection to the city and in com- and guidelines of the city council. be given another purpose, and The ballot referendum failed
mitting their time to preserving replant trees, flowers, shrubs
its history and environment. The formal declaration of and native plants to beautify the
KPSLB is to “improve our qual- area.
One of the ways the city gov- ity of life through education,
ernment has encouraged a sense beautification and litter control Services that help in that
of ownership and pride in its by empowering individuals to purpose are The Litter Hotline,
neighborhoods is with Keep Port
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getting hip to hospital’s
LOCAL NEWS A1-A9 ‘joint camp.’ Page B15
CRIME A7 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B5
OBITUARIES A8 DINING B8-B11
HEALTH B12-B17 REAL ESTATE A11-A20
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CITY COUNCIL RACES Representing north central Port St. Luc- FIRE REFERENDUM replacement of the aging fire truck fleet.
ie is District 1, currently held by Council- It’ll take longer for the district to replace
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 woman Linda Bartz. Bartz opted not to CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
seek re-election; instead, she ran for Coun- the fleet and the district will accrue debt, but
in a responsible and smart manner. ty Commission District 3 and defeated her Emerson told St. Lucie Voice last month it’s the next best way to get it done.
Gausten, too, plans to stay the course fellow Democratic candidates. She will face that the district had no Plan B in the event
Republican Howard Fein in November. voters rejected the fire assessment. He said The district will also re-examine its other
during the remainder of the campaign sea- that the district would have to continue pro- expenses and make cuts where feasible.
son. “I intend to keep working every day, The top finishers in the District 1 city race viding services to the citizenry, regardless.
24-7,” she said, making sure she hears from were Stephanie Morgan and John DiMola. “We’ll use a different strategy,” Emerson said, Had the referendum passed, the fire dis-
as many residents as possible about their Morgan received the most votes of 12,443 – explaining that the state had granted fire dis- trict could have begun replacing 27 fire
concerns. besting second-place DiMola by more than tricts the power to borrow more funds for trucks over the next four years and would
4,700 votes. capital improvements. have made improvements to various fire
Gausten said she didn’t know what to ex- stations that had been neglected in the de-
pect on Primary Day – as there were no polls Either Morgan or DiMola will be placed The district could borrow an amount up pressed economy. Emerson said it would
of the local elections. “I feel good,” she said on the council dais after the November elec- to 10 percent of its operating budget – cur- cost $13 million to replace the aging trucks.
of the second-place finish. “It was a virtual tion. Whoever is elected will serve just two rently $65 million. Emerson said they could
tie. You’d have to have a photo (had it been years, filling out the remainder of Bartz’s borrow up to $6.5 million to help fund the The referendum asked voters if they would
a horse race).” four-year term. support a maximum amount of $50 per resi-
dential unit and a “modest” fee for non-resi-
dential properties. The answer? No.
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KEEP PSL BEAUTIFUL once a month. We hold an appreciate barbe- CRIME BLOTTER AUGUST 29 -
cue every year for these volunteers at our city SEPTEMBER 2
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 park in February.” Because of these dedicat-
ed volunteers, Port St. Lucie’s streets, byways Kelly A. Taffe, 52, 1071 SW Mocking- County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Warrant –
which makes it easy to report unsightly trash; and areas surrounding its many lakes have bird Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 800 Felony Worthless Check over $150.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day benefited immensely. SE Elwood Ave., Port St. Lucie; Arresting
to recycle and dispose of items like old tires Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department; Matthew John Mercado, 36, Jupiter;
that should not go in garbage bins; and the “We’re proud of being safe, clean and green, Charge(s): Warrant – Felony Worthless Arrest Location: 1661 NW St. Lucie West
Adopt-A-Street program which encourages and are very fortunate to have the Keep Port Check over $150. Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port
neighborhood responsibility. St. Lucie Beautiful team at the forefront, help- St. Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): 2
ing to lead the way,” said Port St. Lucie Mayor Thomas Burton Coker, 31, 8915 Sandshot counts Misdemeanor Larceny – Commit
“I think our Adopt-A-Street program is Gregory Oravec, who encourages all residents Ct., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 3350 S. theft/resist recovery of property and 2nd
very important,” said KPSLB incoming Co- including civic groups to get involved and US 1, Fort Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie degree petit theft.
ordinator Anna Marie Colonnese. “We sign partner with KPSLB to join a team.
residents up and they adopt about a mile Reports compiled through information provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
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He spent his early years in Yonkers, N.Y. LaBonte of North Miami Beach; and the caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
He moved to Dutchess County, N.Y., and adored great-grandmother of Wyatt, Ken- quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
worked as an Industrial Arts teacher. neth, Nicholas and Nicole. She was preced- Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
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and worked for Martin County as a teacher Inurnment will be in Florida National This was the relief we needed to enjoy
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which he was a proud grandfather. a veteran of the United States Navy. He re-
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passed away Aug. 25.
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Updates add to attractiveness of PGA Village home
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent choice for entertaining. For everyday living The den has wood-look porcelain tile floors, couples who would prefer to keep their toi-
[email protected] — or more casual get-togethers — the beau- which are both beautiful and durable (it’s no letries separate. For relaxation after a long
tifully tiled living room, with its open flow surprise that this type of flooring is a very day, there is a soaker tub situated under a
As a result of much updating, the metic- into the kitchen, is a natural gathering spot. hot trend right now). The same type of floor large window; its deck is beautifully tiled in
ulously maintained house at 8324 Muirfield is carried through to the two bedrooms; the sand-colored hues. The shower has a built-
Way in PGA Village is, for all practical pur- The kitchen countertops and breakfast installation in all three rooms took place just in seat, good for easy access to soap and
poses, much “younger” than its 17 years. bar are granite; in a lovely design that evokes
But first things first — you enter this Med- gentle movement. The cabinets are plentiful this year. The powder room is conveniently shampoo, and a nice safety feature as well.
iterranean-style home through handsome and crisply white; the sleek stainless steel ap- located next to the den; it has a tucked-away The guest bedroom is a good size at 10’10”
double doors; the Sandhill Crane design in pliances, including a double-oven, are recent feel that offers seclusion to its users.
the etched glass providing a warm welcome. replacements. The undermount sink allows by 12,’ and the guest bath has recently been
The foyer and the large living room have high, for easy clean-up and provides an attractive, The bedrooms are split, allowing for updated with a new vanity and tile floor.
tray ceilings which enhance the feeling of spa- minimalist look. There is a charming break- privacy when guests are visiting. The mas-
ciousness that exists throughout the house. fast nook in the 3-walled kitchen alcove; the ter bedroom is 12’5” by 16’2” with an There is a huge screened patio, with a
white shutters give the nook an inviting feel. eye-catching bay window and two walk-in peaceful view of the lake. It is outfitted with
Adjacent to both the kitchen and living closets. The en suite bath is very sensibly retractable accordion shutters, which can
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ning cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. Lucie, and as such residents do not pay city
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Listing Date: 7/7/2016 Listing Date: 7/29/2016
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Coming Up! Harak Rubio: Minimalist art, maximum talent
UNCOMMONLY Harak Rubio. BY ELLEN FISCHER | Correspondent
ON AREA STAGES Harak Rubio is an artist
who thinks big. With one eye
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer set on art stardom, the Puerto
[email protected] Rican-born Rubio, now living
in Melbourne, creates works
1 A couple of thought-pro- of a scale that is guaranteed to
voking plays open this make a splash.
weekend on stages a short drive
away. Fort Pierce’s Pineapple A new solo exhibition at
Playhouse is staging Terrance Mc- Melbourne’s Foosaner Art Mu-
Nally’s “Mothers and Sons” about seum, “Harak Rubio: Symbols
a mother 20 years after the death and Guardians,” presents the
of her son who decides to drop artist’s latest series of elegant-
in on his surviving partner, now ly minimalist paintings and
married with a son. McNally’s sculptures. The 34 works, ex-
90-minute, four-character drama pertly arranged and lit by Foo-
that played on Broadway in 2014 saner staff, create the effect of a
spans a momentous era, from the big-city gallery exhibition.
AIDS epidemic to gay marriage.
McNally is a veteran of similar- Right off, what strikes the eye
ly themed dramas, among them are the paintings, large tonalist
“Lips Together, Teeth Apart” in maelstroms of freely brushed
1991, and four years later, “Love! and textured oil and metallic
Valor! Compassion!” He is also paint. Most of these bear at
the author of “André’s Mother,” their centers a simple device:
the prequel to the play opening at two fat bars of heavily stroked-
Pineapple. on color, arranged one above
Pineapple Playhouse, the home the other like an insistent equal
of St. Lucie Community Theatre, sign.
a volunteer theater group that
dates back to 1949, is at 700 W. “That’s my new line of paint-
Weatherbee Road, off S. U.S. 1 in ings,” says Rubio.
Fort Pierce, south of Jetson’s ap-
pliance store and north of Mid- “The equal symbol is a uni-
way Road. versal symbol. I studied math-
ematics, and there’s a lot of
CONTINUED ON PAGE B4 mathematics in that symbol,”
he says. “It’s also representative
of other stuff. That’s the beauty
CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
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Variety spices up IRSC’s performing arts lineup
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent The romantic comedy, “A Perfect Wed-
[email protected] ding,” by Robin Hawdon takes place March
Indian River State College’s performing 30 and April 1. A bridegroom wakes on his
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performers to make it up close and personal. those who have served in the Armed Forces. Mancha,” from Feb. 9-12. Based on Cervant- The drama “Night Watch” by Lucille
Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” is the first The concert concludes with a patriotic sing- es’ “Don Quixote” and written by Dale Was- Fletcher will be presented at the Wynne Black
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light audiences here. selected IRSC choreography students. The Ensemble together in a celebration of classic movies. John Southall leads the Wind Ensem-
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Samantha LaCroix, drama specialist relations,” LaCroix said. “It’s called ‘Re-
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points. She is always excited to talk about a do it as a one-act and take it to competi- and not hang rigidly, lending to their appeal. Because silk is an
new season and her students, but this year tion. There is some singing and dancing. organic material, it decomposes over time and breaks. It is rec-
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and is uplifting and beautiful.” ing on wear. You can check for “wear” on a strand if the knots are
“It’s big,” she said. “I wrote a full-length fraying or there is gapping between the pearls and the knots. This
musical, ‘For What It’s Worth.’ We’ll present On Nov. 17, the students will again pres- indicates that they should be restrung We will re-string & Clean
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work for the entire year that is not original.
“It started six years ago when we had no On Jan. 26-27, original works will continue
money to buy the rights (to a show,)” she with a children’s play, written by honors
said. “With a talented kid, I wrote a one- students, to be presented to younger chil-
act play that won awards. We started to dren from throughout the county.
write the book for a musical with pre-ex-
isting songs. I started writing music and On Feb. 16-17, La Croix’s other advanced
then it died and went on the backburner. honors students will create a murder-mys-
Last year, I said ‘I think it’s time.’ I found tery dinner theater. They hope to present it
the book but couldn’t find the music, so I to middle school students during the days
rewrote it and made it from one-act to a as well as an evening performance with
full-length musical. It grew into a whole dinner.
March brings state competitions, and
The whole big thing has a book by Ryan on April 27 beginning drama students
Freeman and music and lyrics by Saman- have a chance to shine with a “The High
tha LaCroix. It concerns a young girl named School Survivor’s Guide,” a collection of
Katrina, who seeks success and finds that funny and dramatic scenes.
people want things from her. She discov-
ers that integrity and self-worth are more For LaCroix, presenting original works
important than success and she changes is good for the students. “You get the best
her world and the world around her. “It’s work out of students when it speaks to
very dramatic with comedic moments,” La them,” she said. “That’s what’s so exciting.
Croix said “It’s a romantic comedy with a I get to have every student on stage. I’m a
lot of drama and some darkness.” little scared about the musical because it’s
so soon. It’s my work and it’s so cool to see
The students began rehearsing this students interpret what you wrote. I like
summer and LaCroix is putting together a creating with the kids. They’re amazing.”
live pit band. She will also be performing
from the pit, playing the piano while she Their teacher’s pretty inspiring, too.
directs. Writer’s note: Samantha LaCroix has
just been named co-chair of theater for Dis-
The teacher-playwright-director-piano trict 15, which includes St. Lucie County.
player scarcely has room to exhale before St. Lucie West Centennial High School
a one-act play about racism is present- is located at 1485 Cashmere Blvd., Port St.
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The Palms of St Lucie West COMING UP
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are proud to present;
“Fall in love with The Palms” 2 Meanwhile, Friday is opening night Caroline”? Or letting a Comedy Zone com-
at Melbourne’s Henegar Center for ic know he’s crossed the line? Ka-pow! Kid-
Community Health Fair Robert Askins’ “Hand of God,” in the cen- ding! At least they can convincingly fake an
ter’s upstairs Studio Theatre. “Hand of apology with the new adult acting class.
Wednesday September 14, 2016 - 2-5pm God” just closed on Broadway in January There are also dance classes for adults:
after being nominated for a Tony for Best three levels of ballet plus a modern dance
501 NW Cashmere Blvd. • Port St. Lucie • Fl 34986 New Play. class and jazz class.
TFORETEH&E POUPBENLIC Entertainment by: The premise, flagged “adults only” by And for those who prefer to perform cere-
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gelical tradition that uses puppets to teach called Backstage Access. They’ll be offered
From 3-5pm young people how to avoid Satan. When in conjunction with each of Riverside’s
the pastor asks a recent widow to take over Main Stage productions this season.
FREE RAFFLE DRAWINGS the church puppet club, her teenage son
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puppet. education who came up with all this – the
three-hour seminars, four to a course, will
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Melbourne’s historic downtown district at themes involved, and particular staging
625 E. New Haven Ave. Both shows run challenges. Guest artists and crew will lec-
through Sept. 25 and both theaters charge ture too.
$20. And both flag the plays as having adult
themes and strong language. The first course starts in mid-October in
advance of “Ring of Fire,” a jukebox mu-
3 Speaking of mature audiences, in sical about the life and music of Johnny
Vero, Riverside Theatre’s new educa- Cash. The acting classes start in October;
tional program for adults has to be hoping dance classes got underway last week.
for at least a little immaturity in its new
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I love imagining how these grown-ups
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HARAK RUBIO lect bits picked out in vivid red, blue, yellow, “My goal in life was to be a marine biolo- more than 26 sculptures,” Rubio says.
orange or green pigment. Three of the larg- gist. I loved Jacques Cousteau. I was a big fan “It’s like the blood calls you. And I said,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 er sculptures make use of the steel’s rust- of his. I was fascinated about everything to
stained natural patina, against which the do with the sea and the waves, the reef, the what the hell am I doing here studying law?”
of abstract art. People see it and can think sleek slivers of painted surface pop. ecosystem.” The study of art occupied him until age
whatever they want.”
Rubio embodies his art. Sturdily built “When I went to university, I didn’t want 22, when he got a job in the art department
Compared to his two-dimensional works and 6-foot-2, he can’t be missed in a crowd, to be like my dad, because art is a tough life. of a movie production studio in Puerto Rico.
in the show, Rubio’s free-standing sculp- even one as dense as that at the exhibition’s I saw my dad working nights, sweating and He worked on films and made-for-TV mov-
tures favor poise over power. Both the small- opening earlier this month. In conversation welding. I didn’t want to be like that.” ies for such companies as Lifetime Televi-
er pedestal-mounted sculptures, as well as Rubio is charming and, like the brushstrokes sion, USA Network and Universal Pictures,
those that rise over 9 feet from the floor, are on his canvases, nimbly animated. For that reason, Rubio began his college eventually seeing his name roll by in the
composed of gently curving ribbons of steel. career in the biology department of the Uni- credits as Property Master for several films.
They put this viewer in mind of the arrest- Rubio was 35 when he and his family versity of Puerto Rico. When he learned that
ed traces of movement that a dancer might moved to Melbourne from Puerto Rico 11 he had to take multiple courses in chemistry After moving to Melbourne, Rubio con-
leave on the air. years ago. He wasted no time in reestab- to earn a degree in biology, Rubio changed tinued to work in movies, but the travel
lishing his art studio in Florida. Since 2003 his major to sociology with a minor in eco- involved kept him away from his wife and
Most of the sculptures are coated with a he has created a dozen public sculptures for nomics. Then he went into the university’s children – three sons and a daughter. “It was
layer of textured brown-gray paint with se- city, university and private collections in the law department, where he took an elective super consuming work. It’s not like 8 to 5.”
United States and Puerto Rico as well as Ar- class in art. From there, he said, it was a mat-
FREE gentina and Mexico. ter of fate. One art class led to another. During this time, Rubio was also working
on his art. Then he received an invitation to
CONSULTATION Examples of Rubio’s monumental sculp- “In my first semester of law school, I made exhibit in an international group show.
ture can be found within an hour’s drive of
OFFICE FURNITURE Vero. “Ocean’s Guardian,” a 16-foot-high “I said ‘OK,’ but then my art started over-
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sion of the Harbor Guardian,” an alumi- make a decision,” he says.
CALL num sculpture with wire-brushed and
VICTORIA BAUR blue-painted elements, is the centerpiece of His decision to become a full-time artist
OFFICE INTERIOR downtown Melbourne’s Campbell Park. is one that he does not regret. And neither
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SPACE PLANNER Nature and nurture combined to make
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10997 US Hwy. 1 prolific sculptor and painter, as well as a pro- runs through Oct. 15, 2016.
Port St. Lucie fessor of art at the University of Puerto Rico.
Cell: 772-349-7620 In addition to creating monumental
Office: 772-398-0885 sculptures for civic buildings, university
campuses and city plazas in his native Puer-
email - [email protected] to Rico, the elder Rubio has executed public
sculpture commissions in Ecuador, South
Korea, Spain, Venezuela and the French
territory of Guadeloupe. Maestro Rubio’s
exhibition record is also impressive: He was
twice a member of a group of artist delegates
who represented Puerto Rico in the presti-
gious International Biennial in Sao Paulo,
As a kid with a famous father, did Harak
ever feel intimidated by his dad’s success?
“I grew up in that environment,” Rubio
Rubio grew up in a house designed by his
father, “a paradise,” says Rubio, with a huge
studio and gallery plus a guest room. Rubio
remembers a comfortable childhood with
plenty of encouragement – and opportunity
– to express himself as an artist.
Young Rubio created his first sculpture at
age 9, “because I had the talent,” he says.
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Time to tackle anemia problem among seniors
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent DO, an internal medicine physician associ- row to produce red blood cells. There are ways to help stave off certain
[email protected] types of anemia; these tips are courtesy of
ated with the Sebastian River Medical Cen- Sebastian’s Dr. Jones says that epoetin the Mayo Clinic:
Recent research has made it clear that
anemia is a serious health concern for the ter, says “some causes are fairly benign and alfa was a game-changer in the treatment of Eat an iron-rich diet. Foods high in iron
elderly population. The condition affects 13 include beef and other meats, beans, lentils,
percent of those age 70 and over in the Unit- easily treatable; others are serious and need anemia. “It gives us a way to help improve iron-fortified cereals, dark green leafy vege-
ed States – well over a million people. tables and dried fruit.
immediate medical attention. It’s important a patient’s quality of life without them hav-
Many in that demographic remember the Focus on folic acid. This nutrient is
old TV ads for Geritol, a liquid tonic adver- to know the cause and to rule out the seri- ing to endure blood transfusions, which was found in fruits and fruit juices, dark green
tised as a “remedy for those who feel tired leafy vegetables, green peas, kidney beans,
because of iron poor blood.” The ads, of ous conditions related to ane- commonly happening before peanuts and enriched grain products such
course, were referring to anemia and were as bread, cereal, pasta and rice
wildly successful; Geritol was the top iron mia, such as cancer or kidney epoetin alfa was an option. But
and vitamin supplement from the 1950s Vitamin B-12 is important. Foods rich
through the 1970s. failure.” it isn’t used for all types of ane- in vitamin B-12 include meat, dairy prod-
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Although Geritol’s “iron poor blood” ta- Inflammatory disorders, mia, which it’s why essential to
gline is a catchy way to describe anemia, a Vitamin C helps increase iron absorp-
more technically accurate definition is help- such as rheumatoid arthritis get to the root cause.” tion. Citrus fruits and juices, peppers, broc-
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dizzy or irritable; they can also experience tions and “Myelodysplastic tute on Aging, older people enough vitamins from the food you eat, ask
headaches, shortness of breath, cold hands your doctor whether a multivitamin may be
and feet, and pale or yellowish skin. If un- Syndromes” – a group of dis- with anemia have twice the right for you.
treated, anemia can force the heart to work
harder, which can lead to chest pain and orders in which the bone mar- risk of experiencing physical Dr. Jones says, “Anemia can really affect
more serious cardiovascular problems. your quality of life and ability to care for
row does not produce enough declines that can eventually yourself. If you have anemia, or think you
In older people, anemia is often caused might, please work closely with your physi-
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derlying disease, so that you can receive the
weight loss or deficiencies of dence. Even mild anemia, with appropriate treatment.”
iron, vitamin B-12 or folic acid few noticeable symptoms, can
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percent of cases are “idiopathic,” There’s another risk associated
meaning no cause for the anemia can be with anemia in the older population: a high-
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suicide is a ‘never’ event
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent death in youth 15-24, and there are more Relax and
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people – our friends, family members and Caruthers said that adults should look for Dental Spa
neighbors – have taken their own lives. Nine the following signs that a teen is in distress:
Withdrawal from friends and family
September is National Suicide Awareness Trouble in romantic relationships
Month, and New Horizons Mental Health, Difficulty getting along with others
Primary Care and Substance Abuse is aim- Changes in the quality of school work
ing to make suicide a “never” event by rais- Rebellious behavior
ing awareness and offering programs to help Giving away possessions
individuals and families in crisis throughout Sleep disturbance
the Treasure Coast. Drug and alcohol use
Talk of suicide, even in a joking way
Cynthia Caruthers, the corporate compli- A history of previous attempts
ance officer at New Horizons and a certified Dramatic personality changes
addiction professional, is the lead person on
the zero suicide initiative. She spoke about Of course, teens are often subject to mood
the particular problem of teen suicide and changes and changes in behavior. Caruthers
what parents, other adults and teens them- stressed the importance for parents of know-
selves can do to make “no suicides” a reality. ing their children and interacting with them.
“One of the very first things is being “We can embrace the child, listen to the
able to recognize the teen suicide warning child and talk with them,” she said. “Even
signs,” she said. “If you’re not educated, how when a kid is being bullied and the behav-
will you know? Youth suicide in the United ior shows up, it’s just as important what we
States accounts for 13 percent of all adoles-
cent deaths. It’s the second leading cause of CONTINUED ON PAGE B14
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Stephen Blank, DDS SUICIDE PREVENTION teen gets plenty of exercise and perhaps tries
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For parents who see signs of distress,
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Joint replacement patients get hip to hospital’s ‘camp’
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer times, higher patient satisfaction, lower traumatic, but despite advances in sur- placements, the competition for patients
[email protected] risk of infection and improved clinical gical techniques and prosthetic devices, is growing, and joint camps have been
outcomes.” doctors have learned the success or failure shown to help hospitals gain or keep a
Dr. Richard Steinfeld, an orthopedic of any joint replacement depends largely competitive advantage.
surgeon at Indian River Medical Center, A quick look at the numbers issued by a on the patient and the coaching he or she
can’t help but crack a smile when the topic federal agency with way too long a name gets prior to and after surgery. Colleen King, manager of the IRMC
of the hospital’s “joint camp” comes up. – the National Institute of Arthritis and rehabilitation department, says one of
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the That’s the main reason why IRMC IRMC’s advantages is what she calls the
“There are patients that are brought to National Institutes of Health – shows why launched its joint camp: for the benefit of “multi-disciplinary approach” being used
the joint camp before surgery and then that specialized care is an important com- patients. But better outcomes also help at the hospital.
after surgery to rehab their joint replace- ponent of healthcare overall. the hospital.
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Close to 1 million knee replace- With nearly two thirds of hospitals session for patients. We take away their
spective, the joint camp offers a compre- ments, 332,000 hip replacements and nationwide now performing joint re-
hensive approach to recovery from what’s, well over 54,000 shoulder replace- CONTINUED ON PAGE B16
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Why Suffer With Pain? ‘JOINT CAMP’ and post-operative exercises and rehab
are no one’s favorite pastime, she is also
I Diagnose it, I Treat it, & I Control It! CONTINUED FROM PAGE B15 aware that in the long run they produce
SEE THE DOCTOR fears and let them know what to expect.
THE FIRST TIME & EVERY TIME! We go through their whole day in the life Steinfeld quickly jumps in with an un-
of surgery and their hospitalization. Then qualified endorsement for King’s tough
• Back, Neck & Spine Pain we touch on what’s going to be expected task. “Therapy treatments,” he says firm-
• Herniated Discs, Sciatica, once they get home, including their ther- ly, “have progressed tremendously over
apy as well as the arrangements in their the past 10 to 15 years and have made a
& Pinched Nerves home they have to make.” tremendous difference in how patients
• Arthritis & Muscle Pain recover.”
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Those “arrangements” may include
removing throw rugs, making sure fre- All three members of the joint camp
& More quently used items are placed at waist or team also point to the importance of fam-
shoulder level for easy access, making and ily members becoming involved in a pa-
Now David M. Glener, M.D. freezing meals in advance and arranging tient’s rehab and freely admit that even
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This week I met an energetic, friendly Rosie. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE mane Society. We’d been living in a garage. cuz I’m always trying to get at the
little lady pooch, Rosie Klein. Didja ever The nice Humane Society people got us squirrels. And one time, when
hear about that cartoon movie, “Lady and sorta flustered. “I know you have a good all spiffed up. I was a terrible mess. We all Mom was leash-walking me, I took
the Tramp”? Well, Rosie sorta reminds me rescue story.” had lotsa fleas, I had hardly any hair left. I off after a squirrel so fast I pulled
of the Tramp, ’cept, of course, she’s a lady. hadda go on Meds.” her right over! I think I might be a
But she rocks that same hairdo and has “Yes. I was a new mother when my fam- Squirrel-a-holic.”
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head, little beard. “It sure was. Well, my future Mom had then Rosie skidded back up to the
never had a dog! Can you buhLEAVE it? bench.
Me and my assistant got to the dog park And she always wanted one. So her friend
early, and were hanging out on a bench Sue said, ‘Let’s go to the Humane Society, “’Scuse me” she said, a little out
under some trees on the Little Dog Side, just to look around.’ So they did. I was still of breath. “I haven’t seen Sadie
watching a bunch of poocheroos tearin’ there. It was right before Christmas. By in weeks. Where was I? Oh, yes. A
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INSTRUCTIVE DEALS FROM AN INSTRUCTOR WEST NORTH EAST
Q54 K93 10 8 7 2
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist QJ543 K7 A 10 8 6
Q65 A84 10 9 2
My most frequent correspondent is Steve Conrad, of Manhasset, New York. He has a 96 Q J 10 8 2 53
good eye for an instructive deal, so this week let’s look at a sextet of them.
First, we have a defense that requires deduction and disobeying the textbook. It is not AJ6
as straightforward as it appears when you look at the full diagram. 92
Against three no-trump, West was right to lead his fourth-highest heart, not the AK74
queen. Only lead an honor from three touchers (Q-J-10) or two touchers and a gap of
one card to a near-toucher (A-Q-J or Q-J-9). Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
South plays dummy’s king in the hope that West holds the ace. The Bidding:
Now the spotlight falls on East. The textbook says that if you win the first trick, you SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
return the lowest from three remaining cards (or the higher from two). Here, though, 1NT Pass 3NT All Pass
if East leads back the heart six, it blocks the suit. West wins with his jack and plays LEAD:
another heart, but East can take only two more tricks with his 10 and eight. South 4 Hearts
then claims nine winners: two spades, two diamonds and five clubs.
From the Rule of Eleven (4 from 11 is 7), East knows that South started with only one
heart higher than the four, which must be the jack (declarer misguessed at trick one)
or the nine. If it is the jack, South must have begun with only two hearts; otherwise,
he would have played low from the dummy at trick one to guarantee a heart trick. So,
East should lead back his 10. Here, he wins the trick and plays another heart. But if
South could cover the 10 with the jack, West must make that deduction about jack-
doubleton and lead a low heart at trick three, not cash his nine from an original Q-9-5-
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PRE-SHOT: SEE IT, FEEL IT, TRUST IT
Acey comes up aces! A lot has been written about the men- Kevin’s
tal part of golf. The most crucial time is Kures
It was a Labor Day Weekend to remember for Acey Cannell, who scored her the 45-second process just prior to hit-
first-ever hole-in-one at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. Cannell, a St. Lucie West ting your shot: It will determine the fate tures are manifested through our phys-
resident, made the ace Sunday on the 129-yard second hole, using a 6-hybrid club of the shot. ical realm. We must have some physical
to get the job done. Congrats! reference points. This is accomplished
Here are ways to organize, focus and with the feel of the club and body. We
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1. SEE IT: Before addressing the ball, 3. TRUST IT: Now move into your ad-
visualize the shot in your creative mind. dress position and allow your subcon-
Actually see the shot in flight and where scious mind to take over. Aim your club
the ball will finish. Be specific with your head and body, waggle, trust it, let it go
visualization. If you are going to try to and let it happen!
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during your practice swing, feel what book “Golf Everyone,” published by Hunt-
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Always blend your specific thoughts
into a general sense of the feel of the
shot you are executing. While you are
taking your practicing swings you must
feel something … the game is a mental/
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