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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-05-18 12:25:37

05/19/2017 ISSUE 20

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A Hurricane Expo primer

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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 20 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

SOMERSET Port St. Lucie finds itself on
PREP ADDS pair of impressive ‘best’ lists
ELEMENTARY
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer More than a dozen factors were
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer [email protected] taken into account, including
[email protected] the five-year business-survival
As one of the largest cities in rate, office space affordability,
Starting this fall Somerset Col- Florida, Port St. Lucie has been availability of human capital,
singled out as being among the industry variety and financing
lege Preparatory Academy will best in the nation for starting accessibility.
new businesses and for housing
be expanded to offer elementa- market profits. “After comparing Port St.
Lucie to four other MSAs (Met-
ry-grade levels, now that the school Websites WalletHub.com and ropolitan Statistical Areas) of
Credit.com both recently named similar size, there is evidence
has assumed Imagine Schools- Port St. Lucie to their respective supporting the conclusion that
“best” lists. Port St. Lucie is favorable to new
Nau Charter School’s contract. Last businesses,” Erin Gillespie, di-
According to WalletHub, Port rector of communications and
week, the St. Lucie County School St. Lucie is the 14th “Best Large external affairs for the Florida
City to Start a Business.” The Department of Economic Op-
Board unanimously approved, company’s analysts looked at
the 150 most populated U.S. cit- CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
without discussion, reassigning ies to make its determination.

Imagine’s contract to Somerset.

“It’s a project we’ve been work-

ing on since November,” Somer-

set principal Erika Rains said. The

schools and the district have been

discussing the possibility all along, Academy helps
parents navigate
so approval of the transition was many challenges

expected. BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
[email protected]
According to
Parenting is not for the faint
Rains, Imagine of heart and children don’t come
with instruction manuals. The
officials reached BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer 21st century has added some ad-
[email protected] ditional challenges, with tech-
out to Somerset nology and social media moving
Sea turtles should be unimpeded when they come ashore to nest. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN so fast that parents have to be
last summer, try- ever-alert to what their children PHOTO COURTESY OF CLAYTON ARRIGHI
SEA TURTLES NEED ALL are doing. When the parents
ing to figure out THE HELP THEY CAN GET have a different first language healthy, happy, productive chil-
from their children, there are dren. The nonprofit seeks to en-
a way to contin- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer additional challenges. rich the lives of children by pro-
[email protected] viding programs that empower
ERIKA RAINS ue to serve the The Parent Academy of St. parents through workshops, re-
existing student Ghost crabs. Seagulls. Coyote. Bobcats. Dogs. Beach furniture. Lucie County aims to help par- sources and support.
Baby sea turtles have it rough. ents navigate the many sit-
population while uations that arise in raising Three of the Academy’s adult
That was the message from Master Naturalist Ken Gioeli, who English as a Second Language
Imagine exited from Port St. Luc- spoke to a room full of citizens about how their actions can im- students have received special
pact the future of Florida’s sea turtles. honors. Two, Laura Arguelles and
ie. Attempts to reach Imagine for Alba Ibarra, have had their essays
The audience attended the Manatee Observation and Educa- selected by the Florida Litera-
comment were unsuccessful. cy Coalition for inclusion in the
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 13th edition of the “Adult Learner
Somerset College Prep, which Essay Book: A Collection of Es-

currently serves middle- and high- CONTINUED ON PAGE A14

school students, will expand with

a second campus called Somerset

Academy St. Lucie, to incorpo-

rate the new elementary-school

component. The existing Imagine

middle-school students will be re-

located to Somerset College Prep’s

CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 act to Lyric. Page B2

OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9

HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B10

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Why a ’cane expo? Because ‘most people are not prepared’

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Debris from Hurricane Matthew. FILE PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN gle said. “If you think you’re prepared,
come on out and find out,” Daigle said. “I
Colorado State University’s Tropical Me- to tell them about the volunteer training mere and Bethany Drive during a 100-year would say most people are not prepared.”
teorology Project is calling for a slightly be- program. rain event. “This is our 11th annual (expo),”
low average hurricane season. But as we’ve Daigle said. “We have an average of 1,600 to The expo will be on Saturday, June 3,
all heard repeatedly, it only takes one storm. The St. Lucie West Services District will 1,700 come out.” at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE
also be at the expo with word about proj- Civic Center Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The annual Hurricane Preparedness ects it’s working on to keep stormwater at a One thing that will be on a lot of minds is Daigle said early arrivals will get to hear
Expo is a great way for residents to come minimum during major storms. The Board last year’s Hurricane Matthew and the time opening remarks from Mayor Greg Oravec.
out and prepare for hurricane season,” of Supervisors approved a $443,000 con- it took for some areas to get cleared up. But, there’s another reason to get there ear-
Christina Daigle, project coordinator at the struction bid in April to start work on the ly: “There’s free T-shirts and stuff like that,”
City of Port St. Lucie, said. “We have ven- Lake Harvey Stormwater Storage Project. “This year we’re going to talk about de- Daigle said.
dors, the best in the business to make sure bris removal,” Daigle said.
residents are as prepared as possible.” That project, along with the recent Basin The event and parking are also free.
4E-5 interconnect project east of Lake Har- She said many like seeing the city’s flood The university’s Tropical Meteorology
Those vendors at the June 3 event will in- vey, will move about 5 inches of rainwater maps, so they have good ideas what areas Project said a moderate El Nino combined
clude local government agencies, not-for- off St. Lucie West Boulevard between Cash- will look like after hurricanes. with slightly cooled waters will result in
profits and some businesses that deal in four hurricanes and 11 named storms. The
various supplies related to getting ready for “It’s a one-stop shop kind of thing,” Dai- annual prediction report adds:
and recovering from major storms. “Coastal residents are reminded that it
only takes one hurricane making landfall
“Another thing that residents seem to to make it an active season for them, and
like is we have meteorologists come out they need to prepare the same for every
and tell us what to expect this hurricane season, regardless of how much activity is
season,” Daigle said. predicted.”
In general, emergency planners recom-
Those will be local television personali- mend that households be prepared with
ties Michael Ehrenberg and Mike Lyons. food, water, medicines and other supplies
to hunker down for at least three days after
“We’ll also have the Red Cross making a storm has passed.
a presentation, and the city’s emergency Hurricane season is June 1 to Nov. 30.
management as well,” Daigle said. For more information, call Daigle at 772-
871-7340. 
Attendees will also get a chance to learn
how they can help check on and keep safe
their communities after big storms. St.
Lucie County’s Community Emergency
Response Team member will be on hand

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CITY READIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent A member of Treasure Coast High School Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Team serves on the honor guard at last year’s “You can’t become a member unless
Port St. Lucie Memorial Day remembrance. This year’s event is May 29. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE you’re delegated from your individual
It’s a longstanding annual tradition chapter,” she said.
– Port St. Lucie’s Memorial Day remem- lian Boice. She’s got an impressive file. ody,” LaValle said. “Whenever your ser-
brance. We’re looking forward to hearing from vice song is played, you’ll be asked to Additionally, she said donations to
her.” stand for recognized.” United Veterans of Port St. Lucie go
And this year, organizer Catherine through member organizations.
LaValle said St. Lucie West Centennial Boice served in the Army’s law en- There’ll be a wreath-laying and a
High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Black forcement and later taught at Pacific chance for attendees to name veterans Memorial Day and Veterans Day link
Talon Company Drill Team will be on Lutheran University’s ROTC program. who’ve died in the last year. Families to give communities opportunities to
hand. with small children and others sensi- recognize service members in life and
The Port St. Lucie Community & Con- tive to loud noises should be prepared death. Memorial Day started as Deco-
“All the Junior ROTCs in Port St. Luc- cert Band will be on hand for the last for a gun salute that members of the ration Day and is set aside to honor the
ie will be there,” she said. performance of its season. The band Marine Corps League will perform. fallen. Veterans Day celebrates those in
will perform “God Bless America” and our communities who’ve served in the
LaValle is president of the American other patriotic songs, including one to LaValle said those interested in join- m i l it a r y.
Military Retirees Association-Treasure give veterans opportunities to stand for ing the United Veterans of Port St. Lucie
Coast Chapter FL1. She said United Vet- their services. should find out if veterans, or patriotic Memorial Day’s origins are a bit
erans of Port St. Lucie hosts the Memo- organizations they’re in are members. murky. President Lyndon Johnson
rial Day observance. “The band will do an all-service mel- signed a proclamation declaring Wa-
terloo, N.Y., the birthplace of Memori-
“What’s unique about us, our prima- al Day. However, many other commu-
ry function is to plan all the events in nities dispute that and claim to have
Port St. Lucie having to do with veter- hosted the first predecessors to Memo-
ans,” LaValle said. rial Day services.

That includes larger ceremonies, In 1868, the first notable veterans or-
such as Memorial Day, and ones known ganization in the country, the Grand
mostly among veterans, such as Four Army of the Republic, issued a procla-
Chaplains Day. The latter commem- mation calling for Decoration Day ob-
orates the four Army chaplains who servances on May 30. Historians gener-
sacrificed their lives to help others es- ally believe that about 180 ceremonies
cape a sinking ship during World War happened in 27 states that year.
II. Instead of getting to lifeboats, they
helped others get to them, and finally While Memorial Day started as a
gave up their life preservers when the commemoration for those lost in the
supply ran out. Civil War, by the 20th century it broad-
ened to include all other American
The community Memorial Day re- military personnel lost in battles. The
membrance will be on Monday, May name Decoration Day — a reference to
29, at Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 SE decorating the fallen service members’
Veterans Memorial Parkway. It’ll start graves — slowly gave way to Memori-
at 10 a.m. but LaValle suggests getting al Day. Congress declared it to be the
there by 9:30 a.m. Seating runs short official name of the holiday in the late
some years, so attendees should con- 1960s. A year later, Congress moved it
sider taking chairs. from May 30 — a date selected because
no major Civil War battles happened on
“Bring something for shade, because it and flowers were in bloom — to the
it does get hot out there,” LaValle said. last Monday of the month.

The ceremony will last about an LaValle can be emailed at claval-
hour. Volunteers will hand out waters, [email protected]
but LaValle said people are welcomed
to take coolers.

“We’ll have our guest speaker,” La-
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Teachers currently employed by Imagine
campus. “It’s been a slow process,” Rains have been encouraged to apply for positions
said of the discussions and the planning, but with Somerset if they wish to continue work-
now that the School Board has approved the ing at the school.
arrangement, all parties are moving quick-
ly to make sure the transition is complete Rains said opening an elementary school
ahead of the next school year. has been something on her long-range
plans.
Somerset and Imagine held a joint parent
meeting last week to announce the depar- “This just fell into place,” she said, adding
ture of Imagine and the transition to Som- that it would have been a couple more years
erset. before Somerset would have added on with
elementary.
Parents are “not always happy about
change,” Rains said. However, according to Five years ago, Rains opened the char-
Rains, the parents at the meeting appeared ter high school, the first and only one in St.
open to these particular changes and signed Lucie County. This school year, the campus
recommitment forms. expanded to offer middle school.

Imagine will remain in control of the ex- Somerset Academy is currently taking
isting campus, located at 4402 SW Yamada applications for the 2017-18 school year in
Dr., Port St. Lucie, through June 30. On July grades kindergarten through five. Applica-
1, control will be reassigned to Somerset. In tions will also be accepted for the VPK (vol-
the meantime, both schools are working to- untary pre-kindergarten) for 3- and 4-year-
gether, Rains said, explaining that Imagine is olds.
allowing Somerset access to the campus in
advance so the charter can perform a needs For more information about Somerset
Academy or Somerset College Preparatory
Academy, visit www.cpatc.org. 

GREAT NEWS SEA TURTLES be aware that – even if they’re five floors up
– their light can be a problem.
We Heard You. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
Gioeli often goes out with Code Enforce-
Instead of extending our waitlist, tion Center’s Lunch and Lecture last Fri- ment and other officials to assess light
Brennity at Tradition is expanding our day, and sat in rapt attention as they heard along the 21 miles of St. Lucie County’s
Assisted Living community. Construction about the three most common sea turtles beaches. Since 1993, according to Gioeli,
is nearly complete and a few brand new that come ashore in St. Lucie County – Log- no fines have been issued because resi-
apartments are still available, but won’t last long. gerhead, Leatherback and Green. dents have fixed their errors before viola-
tions are issued.
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and make a mad dash to the ocean. encouraged to keep a keen eye out for
772-345-2700 nests, make sure their dogs don’t dig on the
Plenty, however, can be done to keep hu- beach, and follow lighting rules.
SENIOR LIVING mans from further complicating their trek.
Mama turtles tend to nest at night, com-
INDEPENDENT COTTAGES•ASSISTED LIVING•MEMORY CARE “We’ve had a constant influx of people,” ing ashore where it’s dark and there is min-
10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 Gioeli said, explaining that educating the imal beach activity. They’ll dig in the sand
public is a continuous job. “Every year, we and create a chamber for their leathery,
BrennityTradition.com AL#11796 feel we go back to ground zero.” ping pong ball-sized eggs. A single clutch
can have more than 100 eggs. And while
A SAGORA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Many new residents come from the there is truth to the temperature-deter-
north and have never experienced seeing a mines-gender saying, Gioeli said he wasn’t
marked nesting area. They don’t realize the sure that the placement of the nests cor-
danger beach furniture left out in the sand relates to activity of the hurricane season.
can pose to not only hatchlings, but also to Some have suggested that the higher up
mama turtle herself. the dune the nests are, the more active the
storm season would be.
And, they don’t realize that leaving a TV
or small lamp on that can be seen from the For the record, the warmer the tempera-
beach could be all it takes for hatchlings ture, the more female turtles in the nest.
to never reach the ocean, heading west in- The cooler, the more males. It’s the oppo-
stead to the light source. site for alligators.

“There’s a lot of instinctual stuff going on Sea turtles were just the latest in the se-
with sea turtles,” Gioeli said. Mother tur- ries of topics covered during the monthly
tles tend to nest in the darkest spots along Lunch and Lecture series, which is held
the beach and baby turtles, once hatched, the second Friday at Noon. June’s topic will
head in the direction of the brightest light cover microplastics pollution and how it
source, assuming it’s the moon over the affects marine life. In July, the lecture will
water. cover the Old Vero Ice Age dig happening
in Vero Beach.
“Having dark beaches is good,” Gioeli
said, “but it doesn’t have to be light-free.” For more information about the lecture
series, call the Manatee Observation and
Low sitting lights, directed away from Education Center at 772-429-6266. 
the beach and properly shielded, can be
used in parking lots. Residents living along
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CEO of the St. Lucie County Chamber in Florida that made the list.
of Commerce, told St. Lucie Voice that
business owners in the county have According to the study, Port St. Luc-
many resources available to them, in- ie’s housing market had an average 30
cluding S.C.O.R.E., the SBDC, and the percent return on investment with an
Economic Development Council. average price gain of $53,000 in the
first quarter of 2017.
“Additionally, we have only one
county-wide chamber of commerce “With consistent job growth
that will assist in working with all of throughout the state, people are look-
these organizations,” Aronson said. ing for affordable areas with quality of
life,” Aronson said. “With easy access
“One chamber of commerce is very to state thoroughfares, convenient
rare in a community our size, but it access to both Orlando and Miami
does give added value through col- as well as pristine beaches, St. Lucie
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George Leonard Carlisle, 77, of Port Lynne Marie Hoskins, 56, died at her
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Lynne was born May 28, 1960, in Skow- caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a resi- hegan, Maine, to Barbara Wilkinson Cody quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
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as a general manager at Allen Service Florida. This was the relief we needed to enjoy
Station in Trenton from 1960 to 1971. tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
After moving to Florida he was a manag- She had a passion for riding her motor-
er/mechanic at Exxon Service Station in cycle. Anyone who knew her knows that Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 1971 to 1972. her main priority in life was her family. ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
After that time he was owner/operator She lived for her family, especially her
of Sunrise Fina Service Station in Sun- children and grandchildren. Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
rise, Fla., from 1972 to 1991.
She was always the mother hen to any-
Mr. Carlisle was a member of the one who crossed her path.
Charioteers Car Club in Trenton.
She is predeceased by her parents,
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ernest Malcolm Wilkinson and Barbara
Carlisle, of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Wilkinson Cody, and her brother, Gregg
Debra Ann Carlisle,of Coral Springs, Wilkinson.
Fla., and Nanette Marie Carlisle of Coral
Springs, Fla.; one son, Jon Leonard Car- Survivors include her husband, Vaughn
lisle Sr. of Port St. Lucie; grandchildren Hoskins; her children, Vaughn Hoskins
Jon Leonard Carlisle Jr. of Port St. Lucie and his wife Crystal Hoskins, and Amy
and Christopher Allen Winger of Coral Hoskins-Gachette and her husband,
Springs; and one brother, Carl Carlisle Ralph Gachette; her sister, Sue Biehl;
(Pam) of Archer, Fla. her brothers, Mark Wilkinson and Scott
Wilkinson; her grandchildren, Aiden and
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SENIOR LIVING

Rewarding SOMBER SERVICES

Independent Living Rick Modine and William Morales, above, lay a wreath to be displayed at the
entrance of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office to start Law Enforcement Week
in honor of officers killed in the line of duty. Modine represented the family of
Sheriff Daniel Carlton, who was slain in the line of duty in 1915, and Morales was
there in honor of Gary Morales, a deputy killed in 2013. At left, a St. Lucie County
Sheriff’s Office honor guard lowers the flag to half staff. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN

Begin your Brennity at Tradition carefree lifestyle PARENT ACADEMY informed parents raise better prepared
in one of our spacious cottage homes and enjoy the children.”
bonus of new friends, organized activities, outings, health CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
and wellness classes, transportation, and chef-prepared Up next is a Florida literacy conference
meals all within our beautiful pet-friendly community. says by Florida’s Adult Learners.” on Captiva Island next May. The Academy
Golf and tennis membership included. Student Algalite Fils-Jean not only had will be sending four students and two in-
structors to attend workshops and receive
Come see what the Brennity Difference her essay accepted, but was named the acknowledgment.
will mean for you winner of the Flight for Freedom Award.
This award, presented by the Florida Liter- In order to finance the programs, which
772-345-2700 acy Council, honors an adult student who are taught by educators, the Parent Acad-
has demonstrated exceptional accomplish- emy will hold its second annual Lip Sync
BrennityTradition.com ments in improvement of literacy or leader- Battle in September. Last year’s event, at
ship skills. The winner will receive two tick- the Sunrise Theatre, featured performanc-
10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 ets from Southwest Airlines to a destination es by performers who were scored by a
of their choice where the airline flies. panel of local judges. Audience members
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The Parent Academy is open to any tions and via phone. Details for this year’s
parent or guardian on St. Lucie Coun- event have not been finalized but Arrighi
ty. Clayton Arrighi is the group’s director promised it will be another fun evening.
of marketing. “We offer workshops in all
sorts of parenting-related topics,” he said. The challenges are out there. Parents
need to know the resources are out there,
“There is ‘Redirecting Children’s Be- as well.
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Bonz gabs with Gabby, a Southern bulldog belle

was bouncing about, trying to There’s even one gentleman,
snuggle into her Momma’s lap.
Hi Dog Buddies! from Ireland, who writes me
“It’s a pleasure, ladies,” I said,
This week I had a great yap with a South- as we got settled in the living PO-ems.
ern girl, very sociable – Gabby Taylor – big room. Gabby was giving my as-
brown eyes, bee-oo-tiful walnut-colored sistant lotsa frenly slurps, hop- “I guess you could say mah
coat that (for some reason) humans call ing to share the comfy chair,
blue, an full of Southern Hospitality. Gabby’s till her Momma reminded her Official Mission is to be an am-
a rescue Staffordshire/bulldog mix who has about the interview.
one of those hackles-raising, close-call sto- BASSador for us nice frenly, lov-
ries with, thank Lassie, a happy ending. “Oh, right! ’Scuse me. Ah jus
LOVE humans. Ah wanna make ing pits, an show humans not
Soon as my assistant rang the bell, we sure y’all feel welcome. Are y’all
heard lotsa toenail clickity-clicks and excit- comf-tubble? Can I get ya’ll all of us are mean. Like me, for
ed barking. A lady opened the door and two anything? You’ll have to forgive
pooches bounced over for the Wag-and- Smiley, she’s only been with us example: Momma says ah’m a
Sniff, woofing and wiggling, in a frenly way. a coupla weeks. She just wants
Along with Gabby was a black and white to make sure she doesn’t hafta Perfect Southern Girl. I always
pooch, same look as Gabby but a little short- go back.”
er. The lady was telling them to “be polite greet visitors at the door. Ah’ve
and don’t jump up!” “I totally understand. I think we’re all set,
Miss Gabby. I’m eager to hear your story.” NEVah met a strange-ah. When
“Welcome to our home, Mistah Bonzo!
Ah’m Gabby Taylor. This heah’s mah Mom- “Ah still get a little emotional when ah our human niece and nephew,
ma Debra, and mah little sistah Smiley, she’s talk about it, but ah’m happy to share, to
a Pocket Pit. Mah Daddy’s Scott.” remind all pooches with good homes and Haley and Jarrod, come visit, we
Forevah Families how fortunate we are. Ah
It was easy to see why Smiley got her don’t remember much about mah puppy- Gabby. have the BEST time! At Hallow-
name: her face was white and her mouth hood, ’cept bein’ scared all the time. Even
was outlined with black all around, which now, ah’m scared of men, ’tiI ah get to know PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD een, they were Zombies an ah
gave her a nice smiley face all the time. She ’em. Ah kept havin’ puppies and more pup- was a Stegosaurus with a cave-
pies that always got taken away from me. An
I had my ears totally cut off. Ah have lotsa man on my back.

scars all over but ah don’t remembuh how I “I sleep with ’em, too.” She giggled. “They

got ’em. I do remembuh bein’ around other don’t even mind that ah snore. But THEN,

pooches who were always real mad at each Momma told EVrybody on mah FACEbook

other. It was like a bad dream that went on page, and I was SO embarrassed.”

and on forevah.” “Your own Facebook page! That’s Cool

I had already noticed Gabby didn’t have Kibbles!” I interjected.

any real ear flaps, just holes with a little fluff “Ah KNOW, right? Ah have, like, a thou-

around ’em. I tried not to stare. I knew she’d sand followers, from all ovah the world –

had a really pawful former life. Argentina, Scotland, Australia, Russia even.

“At some point,” she continued, “a bun- There’s Sebastian Cabot, he’s a Beagle. An

cha us got arrested by the Dog Catcher and, Titus and Haley, they’re pit mixes, like me.

because we were breeds that humans call pit Ah try to spread the word about myself an

bulls, we were put in cages and scheduled to mah fellow pits. Plus, ah find it broadening

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first, it was Cletus, Biscuit, Foots and Ras-

cal – all Beagles. They took me in right away. Till next time,

To tell the truth, ah akshully feel like ah’m a The Bonz
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Team effort: Patient-safety push is working wonders

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer about some of the ways they help keep pa- Registered nurses Barbara Sills and Crystal Golightly with Dr. Katherine Grichnik. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
[email protected] tients safer than ever during an IRMC hos-
pital stay.
Hospitals are among the most watched
and regulated entities in the country. Doz- New safety measures include an impres-
ens of federal, state and local agencies are sive “nurse call” system, procedures to pre-
involved in hospital regulation and over- vent patient falls, a medication manage-
sight. ment program and infection prevention.

Together they poke, prod and otherwise This nurse call system, says Sills, “is new
examine every aspect of every hospital’s to us” and she calls it both “patient and
day-to-day operations including the broad staff-friendly.”
topic of patient safety.
“Most of our patients,” Sills continues,
Almost all those various agencies then “have the ability to differentiate their
rate or rank each hospital based on their needs. Is it pain or is it a need to go to the
findings. bathroom or just a straw for their tea?”

That is just fine with Dr. Katherine Grich- This system, she says, allows the patient
nik, who took over as chief medical officer to ask for what they want or need just by
for the Indian River Medical Center in Jan- pressing a button with easy-to-see images
uary, and registered nurse Barbara Sills, a on it.
24-year veteran of the Vero healthcare fa-
cility who serves as nursing administrative As Sills explains, “If I’m a patient having
supervisor for the hospital. some pain and I would like my nurse to give
me some pain medication, I would press for
In April 2016, before she took the IRMC the nurse and it would ring through to the
post, Becker’s Hospital Review named nurse’s phone. If the patient in, say, room
Grichnik “one of 50 top experts in the field 326 is calling for pain medications, the sys-
of patient safety,” and in her first interview tem is set to say that to the nurse – and he
in Vero in January, Grichnik said her “abso- or she would see that their patient needed
lute passion is the culture of safety.” pain medication.

Now that her new team – and teamwork “And if, say, my nurse is busy with an-
is a recurring theme in almost all of Grich- other patient, the system automatically
nik’s comments – has had some time to- defaults to the charge nurse or the man-
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Gourmet kitchen highlights
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist The family room and kitchen are the
[email protected] heart of the home and combine to be a
wonderful entertainment center or place
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Trail in Vitalia, the 55+ community in Tradi- occasions. The family room is 16-by-18 and
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and floods it with light. The room has hard-
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molding found throughout the home. The The house has a split plan, with three bed-
formal dining room, 11-by-16, has the rooms and two baths on one side and the
same ceramic tile found in the foyer, as well master suite, with its own door, on the oth-
as the tray ceiling and crown molding. The er. One bedroom is 12-by-12 and the others
custom window treatments in all the rooms 11-by-11, and you can easily see visiting
will also stay and they are charming. children and grandchildren or out-of-town
friends enjoying their comfort. The master

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The local real estate market was active again last week, as 19 single-family residences and lots changed
hands in Port St. Lucie from May 81-2 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 5296 NW Almond Avenue. First listed in February for
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The week’s second-best sale was the residence at 10885 SW Visconti Way. Originally on the market in
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SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
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PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5296 NW ALMOND AVENUE 2/16/2017 $349,900 5/8/2017 $324,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10885 SW VISCONTI WAY 11/23/2016 $324,900 5/9/2017 $319,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12347 SW KEATING DRIVE 3/14/2017 $319,900 5/8/2017 $285,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1274 SW MAPLEWOOD DRIVE 3/14/2017 $300,000 5/12/2017 $275,595
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11051 SW VISCONTI WAY 5/11/2017 $275,595 5/11/2017 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5255 NW GAMMA STREET 11/25/2016 $309,000 5/10/2017 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 575 SW LAKE CHARLES CIRCLE 3/6/2017 $279,900 5/11/2017 $268,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9705 SW CHESTWOOD AVENUE 8/30/2016 $285,000 5/8/2017 $247,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 150 NW LAWTON ROAD 1/12/2017 $264,900 5/12/2017 $237,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10147 SW SE AMBROSE WAY 3/3/2017 $239,000 5/8/2017 $230,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 558 SW ST. GEORGES BAY 3/13/2017 $242,000 5/8/2017 $212,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1665 SW HARBOUR ISLES CIRCLE 1/24/2017 $229,000 5/10/2017 $211,500
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

10885 SW Visconti Way, Port Saint Lucie 12347 SW Keating Drive, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 11/23/2016 Listing Date: 3/14/2017
Original Price: $324,900 Original Price: $319,900
Sold: 5/9/2017 Sold: 5/8/2017
Selling Price: $324,900 Selling Price: $319,900
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Selling Agent: Kolter Homes Realty, LLC Selling Agent: Bowen Realty, Inc.

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Listing Date: 3/14/2017 Listing Date: 11/25/2016
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Sold: 5/12/2017 Sold: 5/10/2017
Selling Price: $285,000 Selling Price: $275,000
Listing Agent: Jody Masterjohn Listing Agent: Linda Barra

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Century 21 Silva & Associates

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 and pool with a waterfall. The kitchen has
a refrigerator and grill, and the large patio
“California-style custom closets.” The mas- space allows an expansive view of the lake.
ter bedroom is 17-by-17 and you will never It is like being at your own resort.
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and Blues Music Award recipient
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able to use her own experiences
to make a strong musical state-
ment though her album “Desire.”
Of the work, Mitchell says, “The
blues is a song of victory. It’s a way
to say, ‘I’m over it.’ That’s what
this record is for me.” The Friday
show features blues singer Annie
Mack, who overcame an abusive
inner-city childhood in North
Minneapolis. At last finding her
voice, Mack has become a domi-
nant performer on the blues cir-
cuit, with an eclectic sound that
combines blues, roots, gospel,
country and soul. “I’m inspired

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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY THE WASHINGTON POST “Songwriting is about communication, and
[email protected] that’s not something you can teach,” he said.
“For the greatest trained musician, writing a song
Brothers have played together in bands for is more daunting than writing a symphony.”
a long time. It’s almost a rite of passage. When
Emmy-winning film and television composer I asked the brothers what their rehearsal sched-
Michael Bacon needed a partner for a one-time ule is like, since they both have busy schedules
gig, he told his younger brother, the noted actor outside of the band. They both laughed.
Kevin, to get his guitar because he’d named the
group the Bacon Brothers and he only had one “We could use one,” Kevin said. “We have a
brother. really, really great band. We’re always trying to
switch things off and we use our sound checks to
That was in 1995, and the two have been play- do that. They’re our own little rehearsals. Some-
ing what they call Forosoco, the name of their times we rehearse on our day off, but we don’t re-
first album, for more than 20 years. Forosoco hearse on the bus, the way some bands do.”
stands for folk, soul and country, all of which
have influenced their work. Michael noted that rehearsal includes more
than playing music.
The Bacon Brothers return to Stuart’s Lyric
Theatre June 1 and they spoke recently in a con- “It’s physically getting the vocals in shape,” he
ference call about making music together. said. “You have to prepare; even if we’re not to-
gether, I’m getting my voice in shape.”
Kevin said that the music that was most in-
fluential from the beginning was the music his Thanks for reminding me,” was Kevin’s com-
brother was making as a singer/songwriter and ment, and Michael added, in the interests of full
the music from the British invasion. Then there disclosure, that they held actually only begun the
was their hometown. vocal work that morning.

“Growing up in Philly, we listened to soul and The Lyric, at 500 seats, is an intimate venue,
Motown,” he said. “There was the Philly sound. but Kevin said that size didn’t matter,
As things continued, the thing both of us agree is
an influence is a good song and a good songwrit- “Certain places have a vibe that works,” he said.
er. The genre is not as important. If I hear a really “It’s about what’s happening sound-wise. That’s
cool song, it makes me want to create. It’s inspira- different for us (on stage) than for the audience.
tional. Our strong suit is the writing.” There’s a lot of stuff about whether it’s a place
that’ll feel nice to play in. There’s the size of the
Michael added that while musicianship can be stage and whether there are clean bathrooms.
taught, singer/songwriting can’t be trained. That makes it artist-friendly. I seem to remember

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‘Three Viewings’: Dark humor at A.C.T. BACONBROTHERS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer is rescued by love from beyond the Lyric was really nice.”
[email protected] I asked the brothers what the audi-
the grave.”
Stuart’s A.C.T. Studio Theatre keeps me ence, who may know then from differ-
on my toes. They find plays that have small The cast is made up of DV ent genres, can expect from the show.
casts, to accommodate the intimate the-
ater, and often they are plays that haven’t Carr. Jennifer Sade and Sonia “It’s a six-piece band with original
gotten a lot of attention locally. I have to do music,” Kevin said. “There’s some mel-
my homework. Martinez Ortiz. Each has the low and some rocking. We have a lot of
fun and we’re always happy that people
“Three Viewings,” by Jeffrey Hatcher, is challenging task of holding the are there.”
actually three short plays, each a mono-
logue, set in a funeral parlor. Before you audience for his or her play. Each Both brothers said that there is cu-
run away, they are funny in a dark sort of riosity about their family and Michael
way and touching, too. “Tell-All” takes the is dealing with death, but Brown noted they are very close to their four
audience inside the mind of a respect- sisters.
ably married mortician (is there any oth- said that is never overdone.
er kind?) who is carried away by passion “They’re fans of the band,” he said.
for the real estate broker who caters to the “Three Viewings” director H.G. Brown and actor DV Carr in rehearsal. “They’re dealing with death, “There’s not a dud in the bunch,” Kev-
bereaved. “The Thief of Tears” is about but it’s never overbearing or in added. “Dad said that.”
the daughter of an upper-class family who PHOTO COURTESY OF A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE LYRIC THEATRE Performing has become a family busi-
steals jewelry from corpses. Finally, in ness, and both brothers have children
“Thirteen Things about Ed Carpolotti,” the gloomy,” he said. “They’re re- who perform. For Kevin, it is truly a fam-
widow of a mob-connected wheeler-dealer ily affair as it includes wife Kyra Sedg-
learns she has co-signed loans that amount and I read ‘A Picasso’ and loved it,” Brown markably matter-of-fact. Each keeps men- wick, his daughter Sosie, an actress, and
to a million dollars. his son, Travis.
said. “It’s a really fine play. Looking for oth- tioning town characters that seem to link “My son is a musician in New York,”
You may wonder where the fun is in all he said. “He scored my wife’s directing
of this, but director Howard Brown said er plays, I decided to read another Jeffrey them together. They all seem to know the debut. Kyra directed a film and Travis
that the play has the same kind of humor, wrote the music for it.”
wit and drama of “A Picasso,” another play Hatcher play. I read a synopsis and then the same people. I think it will cause a lot of
by Jeffrey Hatcher that A.C.T. presented in The Bacon Brothers come to the Lyric
November. play. I was floored by it. It’s very different laughs. They’re quirky and the characters Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, June
1 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $55. Call
“We were setting up plays for the season from anything else we’re doing. I described of the town, although unseen, link them the box office at 772-286-7827 or order
online at www.lyrictheatre.com 
it to (artistic director) Dennis O’Donovan nicely.”

and one play led to another.” Brown said that ultimately, the plays are

Brown describes the plays as comedy/ about death and how we handle it.

dramas. “We’re affected by death and the charac-

“They are very touching and yet, funny, ters show it in a very human way.”

too,” he said. “Each is a one-act play, but

they are related. They’re funny and sad. A.C.T. Studio Theatre, 2399 SE Ocean

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Carpolotti,’ has an uplifting quality.” ents “Three Viewings” May 19-21 and May

Uplifting? The widow is left heavily in 26-28. Friday and Saturday performances

debt. are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances are at

“It works out very well (for her)” Brown 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 772-932-8880 or

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Dance Company your face, the Comedy Zone offers two full
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 bars and a menu that includes fire-grilled
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and at TRUE CREW… we BELIEVE in YOU! by the rawness and realness of blues,” she items. General reserved seating is $16/per-
says. “I want others to not only jam out and son. Show times are 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
WE BELIEVE IN OUR STUDENTS and helps them enjoy the music but to relate and have an this Friday and Saturday.
Achieve and Travel beyond their wildest dreams… experience as well.” Show time is 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25. 3 What’s cookin’ at Crawdaddy’s in
PRESCHOOL through PROFESSIONAL. Jensen Beach this weekend, you ask?
2 Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach calls Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., you’ll hear Elek-
2017 Summer Camp its very popular Comedy Zone ex- tik Storm, a “wholesome, family friendly”
- Intensives perience “wild, untamed and hilarious,” four-member band who’ll play all decades
and audience responses support that as- and all genres: Chris Piquette on guitar;
Ages/Levels will be split if necessary due to sessment. These live, stand-up shows are Yvonne Marie on vocals; Gregg Hoffman
class size. Ages 5 and Up. always a double-dip cone of comedy, and on drums; and John Wunsch on keys. Sat-
this Friday and Saturday, the laughs will urday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Vero Beach-
Preschool classes may be arranged by emailing be churned up by Cam Bertrand and Mark based band Voodoo will keep things hop-
Ms. Toni at [email protected] Klein. Bertrand, in his early 20s, has already pin’ with their popular, dancible B-side
*SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVES... scored wins in comedy competitions, and “obscure but groovy music from the ’50s,
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#2 June 19 – June 23 line entertainment and activities magazine tar, followed by the return of Voodoo from
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#6 July 24 – July 28 id-fire delivery and a knack for tailoring his day on the Riverwalk Stage in downtown
show to his audiences – from cruise ships Stuart from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Sunday it’s
Stretch/Jumps Turns, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, to corporate board rooms – has made Mark Ben Prestage and the Delta Swamp Blues
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30 years of experience. He’s done shows for right on the intracoastal, is beautiful, and
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The Oxbow Eco-Center will host two new exciting summer

camps next month. Oxbow Adventure Camp will thrill the out- Everyone says it slows down to a crawl on the Trea- the participants, this year, there’s a third, advanced
sure Coast every summer, and maybe that’s true for Jazz Camp week slated for June 26-30. This advanced
door enthusiast, and BioEYES Camp is perfect for the blossom- some, but anyone who is involved with Fort Pierce week will delve into the finer points of jazz and blues
Jazz and Blues Society knows that summer is growing performance both instrumental and vocal. Led by the
ing scientist. There is still space available in these fun and en- season. That’s right – growing season. For the past few legendary Larry Brown, the Advanced Instrumental
years, the professional musicians involved with Fort Jazz Camp will feature Brown on piano, David Einhorn
gaging experiences. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society have proved they
don’t just know how to talk the talk; they also on bass, Claudio Berardi on drums, JB Scott
Oxbow Adventure Camp will be held June 6-9 from 9 a.m. to know how to walk the walk and practice what on brass and Gene Bruno on saxophone. That
they preach by hosting a summer Jazz Camp means your young musician – or you – could
4 p.m. and is open to ages for students ages 14 to 94. have a chance to learn from and perform with
some of the country’s finest musicians.
12-16. Certified instruc- Most summer camps involve arts and crafts
and maybe swimming and a game or two, but If vocal stylings are more your thing, eight-
tors will introduce hobbies as you can imagine, Jazz Camp is decidedly time Downbeat magazine award-winning vo-
different and unique. For two weeks, students calist Lisa Kelly will be leading an intensive
to last a lifetime in this come to the camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. dai- vocal boot camp for one week only, and what
ly and jump right into the music, having a you’ll learn in that one week of individualized
high-adventure experi- chance to play with the professionals and learning how instruction could take you from karaoke clown
to improvise, change keys on the fly, and even how to to polished performer. Whether you’re 16 or 66, these
ence. Activities include scat like a natural, all while having a great time and camps are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn
learning from musicians who’ve played with the likes and live out your lifelong dream … and they’re surpris-
paddle boarding, kayak- of Duke Ellington, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Junior, Mel ingly affordable, too. The first two weeks of Jazz Camp
Tormé, Johnny Mathis, Styx, Lawrence Welk, Dionne $135 per week, or $250 for both weeks. The Advanced
ing, archery, fishing, basic Warwick and so many more household names. Led by Jazz Camp is $175, and the same week’s (June 26-30)
the incomparable Mark Green, these camps are open Vocal Boot Camp is $165.
survival skills and more. to “kids” of all ages and abilities and run June 12-16 If you’d like to be a star – or at least learn to perform like
and June 19-23. Participants can come to one or both one – call to save your space for this year’s Jazz Camps at
Participants will learn and weeks, which culminate with a performance at the the Sunrise Black Box Theatre and the Fort Pierce Jazz
Sunrise Black Box Theatre this summer. and Blues Society’s Jazz Shack on the River. Call 772-460-
enjoy these skills while exploring St. Lucie County’s fabulous JAZZ (5299) to register, or register online at www.jazzso-
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principles, easy to remember ways to help the environment

while having fun in it. The cost for this camp is $140 per camper.

BioEYES Science Camp is scheduled for June 12-16 from 9 a.m.

to 2 p.m. and is open for ages 7-14. BioEYES camp is a science

immersion experience where campers become junior scientists.

Working with microscopes and live organisms, they will breed

zebrafish, raise the resulting embryos and gain an understand-

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campers will learn about aquatic habitats, wetlands and water-

sheds. The cost for this camp is $175 per camper.

These are just two of the many day camps taking place at the

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straws folks 15 The Blues foreign film,
8 Where the Across, the ___’s Feast
observation Brothers’ city, for 81 Old French
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of 1965 took 75 He’s Bradley in 16 Animal tender 83 Lamont on
place Patton 17 Any place of rural Sanford and Son
15 Broil preceder 76 Elihu and Linus peace and 84 At the drop of
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novel 80 Count William 19 Involuntary 87 Maestro
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24 An Indian, not a 91 Green Acres stat 97 Olive genus
Jimmy Durante handyman 31 Doomed 98 Geometric points
word and others 33 High grade 99 Lawyer Marshall
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hobbyist 110 Open-shelved 51 Nobel-declining MAY 20-21
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58 Think of kitschy
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metro 3 Start of MGM’s certain spice
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free? motto 65 Cause of death
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