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may be the
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tsunami half a world away
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER about 300 feet or the distance
[email protected] the water comes ashore in sets.
Indian Harbour Beach so Normally, there would be
far stands alone on the East warnings of the incoming
Coast as the first community wave energy from buoys, giv-
certified in 2005 as “Tsunami ing up to seven hours of prepa-
Ready” by the National Oce- ration time. But, in a situation
anic and Atmospheric Ad- like the one that occurred Dec.
ministration (NOAA). But as 22 in Indonesia, where more
the recent tsunami tragedy in than 430 people were killed,
Indonesia has shown, some- there may be less warning
times the deadly surge of wa- time – only 30 to 90 minutes –
ter can still happen without CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Indian Harbour Beach
officials last October did a
live test of their emergen-
cy preparedness system
STORY BY RAY McNULTY STAFF WRITER way partnership that pumped money and to maintain the certifica-
life into the place, preventing it from be-
Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter ing shuttered after Minor League Baseball tion. The drill included
O’Malley’s lifelong connection to Dodger- failed to turn a profit and announced it was
town has been well-chronicled, especially pulling out. sirens – some that have
in recent years, as he fought to make sure
Vero Beach’s once-iconic spring-training That’s why O’Malley made it his mission to be activated manu-
complex didn’t dissipate into a foggy base- last year to find a successor to take over
ball memory. Historic Dodgertown’s multi-sport opera- ally, perhaps problemati-
tions, which Indian River County officials
That’s why O’Malley rode to the facil- cally, by city staff – for the
ity’s rescue in 2011, putting together a five- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
evacuation of the beach
west of State Road A1A for Tsunami devastation in Indonesia. EPA PHOTO
Virgin partnership seen as boon for high-speed train ‘Black gold’ rush: Composting efforts
draw enthusiastic community support
STORY BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ STAFF WRITER STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT can nourish the soil with valu-
able nutrients, improve plant
Global giant Virgin Group acquired just a 3 While some people see only growth and reduce methane
percent stake in the Brightline high-speed rail crushed eggs shells, used cof- emissions – along with a host
enterprise in November, but the partnership fee grounds or last night’s left- of other beneficial contribu-
is expected to provide the train company, now over dinner in the trash, Scott tions to the environment.
renamed Virgin Trains USA, access to billions Parker knows the value of what
of dollars along with a range of other benefits. others may toss way. To help others see the worth
of compost – something gar-
The new name and bolstered bankroll has He sees all the ingredients deners often refer to as “black
for compost – a wondrous
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TSUNAMI READINESS nami threat to the east-central Florida The national “Tsunami Ready” ef- in other communities and counties,
coast,” but may impact Southeast Flor- fort was prompted by the devastation Spratt said.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ida, the northern coast of Cuba and the witnessed during the 2004 Sumatra tsu-
northwest Bahamas, he said. nami, which killed thousands. A video of Indian River County this year be-
for tsunamis caused by landslides like that tragic event is used in local presen- came the first Tsunami Ready-certified
those along the Atlantic Shelf, which However, he added, the loss of life tations by the National Weather Service county along the East Coast, and St.
theoretically could impact the East in Indonesia “underscores the impor- office in Melbourne, which has coordi- Lucie County also has expressed inter-
Coast, said Scott Spratt, NWS Warning tance of a timely and accurate warning nated with Indian Harbour Beach as a est in the program, he said.
Coordination Meteorologist based in system, whether within an extremely “prototype city” throughout the process.
Melbourne. tsunami-active region such as Indo- “We would have liked to have more
nesia or within an area with a very low Indian Harbour Beach officials be- cities come on board but having the
“That said, the greatest threats for frequency of occurrence such as Flor- lieve the recent tsunami may help in- plan is the more important thing.
submarine landslides along the Conti- ida. Such a warning system needs to crease interest in the program. In ad- Indian Harbour Beach brought that
nental Shelf are believed to be off the be able to detect the hazard in a very dition, Indian Harbour Beach’s work plan on line and it has now been
coast of Virginia and North Carolina, timely manner and then immediately to create a tsunami warning plan has used several times by other areas,’’
and to a smaller extent along the West disseminate safety advice to those now been applied to Brevard County, Spratt said.
Bahama Bank. Both source locations within harm’s way,” Spratt said. and been used as a resource statewide
likely do not pose a significant tsu- Indian Harbour Beach Police Sgt.
Matthew Jankowski briefed the City
COMPOST food waste, which he said will prevent
10,720 pounds of carbon dioxide emis-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 sions from entering the atmosphere –
gold” – he approached the Melbourne and sequester 6,381 pounds of carbon
Beach Town Commission last April in the soil.
about starting a pilot composting pro- “The community has responded
gram for the town. They heartily agreed great, we are up to 71 families and
and voted unanimously to give Parker businesses,” Parker said. “The finished
the go ahead. compost is an excellent soil amend-
He formed Green Earth Compost, ment which we put in Ryckman Park
a 501c3 nonprofit with goals that in- to reduce harmful runoff to the lagoon
cluded reducing garbage and collec- and sell to residents to help cover ex-
tion fees, creating a blueprint for other penses.”
communities, and providing
the town with nutrient-rich
soil to use in local parks and
gardens. In addition, he says
the program will prevent
GHG emissions, sequester
carbon in the soil, eliminate
the need for chemical fer-
tilizers and pesticides, and
promote local grown organic
By the end of the pro-
gram’s first month in May,
he collected 462 pounds of
food waste resulting in 924
pounds of feedstock yield,
which is made by mixing
food waste with wood chips,
leaves and carbon. Accord-
ing to Parker, the environ-
mental effect of this yield re-
sulted in a reduction of 396
pounds of carbon dioxide
emissions and 220 pounds
of sequestered carbon. Scott Parker’s garden grows in compost. PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT PARKER
“The program is a free
compost pickup service for
the town of Melbourne Beach and ev- Through Green Earth Compost, he
ery Thursday families put their bucket also collects donations from business-
of compost out for pickup and I empty es that support sustainability in the
it in my truck, wash the bucket out and community – and plans to apply for
turn it upside down to drain,” Parker grants to grow the program further.
said. “People that sign up get a free In a unanimous decision during
bucket and lid and a list of what to put last month’s commission meeting, the
in and what not to.” town voted to provide Parker with two
He said he collects mainly fruit and tanks of gas monthly to aid him in per-
vegetable waste. forming the service.
Now, after eight months of service, Any resident who lives in the town
the participation rate is between 70 limits of Melbourne Beach can sign up
percent and 80 percent every week for the service by email at gearthcom-
and he’s collected 12,763 pounds of [email protected]
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, January 3, 2019 3
Council on the IHB program Dec. 11, make for a hurricane evacuation, but Is a tsunami actually possible in warning time because of the lead time
delivering information on the “live ac- the time is compressed so you have to east-central Florida? The answer is provided by a network of Deep Ocean
tion drill” at about 11 a.m. on Oct. 30, react a lot faster,’’ he said. yes, Jankowski says, most likely from Assessment of Tsunamis (DART) buoys
during which sirens at two beachside an earthquake near the Puerto Rico and seismic monitoring worldwide,
locations and evacuation protocols by If evacuation of the 300-foot dan- Trench, where eight tsunamis have which sends out warning of coastal
all city departments were tested. ger zone is not possible, residents can originated since 1848. earthquakes of a magnitude of 7 or
move to the highest floor of a well-con- greater, Jankowski said.
“It’s similar to the notifications you structed building, he said. Normally there would be plenty of
4 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER DODGERTOWN Brown said the county is fortunate
to have O’Malley as an ally who used
REZONING OF DEAD-END STREET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 his connections and influence to at-
MEANS SCHOOL CHANGE FOR KIDS tract MLB, which he said is a “per-
say has a $15 million annual impact fect fit and the best possible partner
STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT Schools director of project plan- on the local economy. to write the next chapter for Historic
ning and management, told the Dodgertown.”
A tiny dead-end street in Indian School Board at a workshop meet- That’s why O’Malley, at age 80, was
Harbour Beach is being rezoned ing in October. genuinely thrilled that his efforts to “This is the best possible outcome
from Hoover Middle School to De- bring together the county and Major for the county,” O’Malley said, adding
Laura to eliminate a zig-zagged Hann said the issue arose last League Baseball were successful. On he’d be happy to help the effort in any
school commute that currently year when the student who lives Dec. 18, a deal was forged that would way he can.
would take students through the there asked to attend DeLaura. The not only bring the aura of Major
DeLaura boundary area on their district granted his request. League Baseball back to Vero, but also Negotiations involving the county,
way to Hoover. would infuse $10 million in MLB cash O’Malley and MLB came to light when
“The student’s parents contact- for improvements to what many con- the City of Vero Beach went out to bid
The change affects the west end ed us, we worked with them, and sider as hallowed baseball ground, last spring on the grown-over ruins
of Poinsetta Drive, south of Verbe- that student is now attending De- where greats like Jackie Robinson and of the former executive golf course
nia Drive, where the Ocean Breeze Laura,” Hann said. Duke Snyder once played. adjacent to Holman Stadium. After a
townhomes are located. The block bid came in from a developer, Indian
is bordered by a walking path on “But we felt that based on the Indian River County Administra- River County tried to buy the proper-
the north side. To the west is city- geography of the situation it only tor Jason Brown said MLB wants to ty to preserve all options, in case MLB
owned property where the emer- makes sense for this area to be embrace the history of the complex, needed the land. Vero officials were
gency radio tower is, adjacent to included in the DeLaura bound- which was the spring-training home skeptical, because ever since spring
the Algonquin Sports Complex. ary because you can’t really get to of the Dodgers, from Brooklyn to Los training left Vero, there have been ru-
Hoover without going past the bus Angeles, from 1948 to 2008, when the mors of some big deal with MLB on
Homes there are currently zoned stop for DeLaura.” team moved its preseason headquar- the horizon.
for Hoover, but part of the area be- ters to Arizona.
tween the neighborhood and the The School Board will hold a In November, Brown said the coun-
school is zoned for DeLaura. public hearing on the issue at its “That’s what drew them here, es- ty had a “handshake agreement”
regular Jan. 22 meeting at the dis- pecially the ties to Jackie Robinson,” which would give MLB control of
One middle school student lives trict headquarters at 2700 Fran Brown said, referring to the former
on the block and already attends Jamieson Way in Viera, as part of Dodgers great who broke Historic Dodgertown’s operations
DeLaura. a broader discussion for redistrict- baseball’s color barrier in and make Vero Beach the hub of its
ing of two mainland schools. The 1947. “Major League Baseball youth programs. On Dec. 18, the In-
“This one is pretty interest- meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. is well-positioned and well- dian River Board of County Commis-
ing,” Susan Hann, Brevard Public suited to elevate that history sioners firmed that up with a 10-year
to a national stage, which lease with three five-year options – a
would increase the county’s deal that requires the county and Ma-
exposure.” jor League Baseball to share the costs
of renovating and making other im-
MLB is expected to bring to provements to the aging facility.
Historic Dodgertown activities
and tournaments related to its O’Malley’s lease which was set to
youth programs, such as Re- expire in May terminated early, and
viving Baseball in Inner Cities, Youth Historic Dodgertown’s operations will
Academy and Elite Development Invi-
tational. O’Malley said MLB is familiar
with the facility – where the players
can eat, sleep and play on campus –
because it has held programs there
each of the past three years.
“Major League Baseball wants to
preserve the business already there
and enhance the operations by bring-
ing in its own programs and activities,”
Brown said. “With their resources, the
calendar is only going to get fuller.”
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be in MLB’s hands for at least the next anyway, for anybody to continue to ing $5 million for an indoor practice high as $800,000 annually through the
decade. Brown said the county agreed operate the facility,” Brown said, add- field – with the county matching up to first five years of the lease, then drop-
to pay to renovate the facility, which ing that the county currently spends half that amount in reimbursements ping to a maximum of $400,000 annu-
is in need of several new roofs, repairs roughly $325,000 annually on mainte- over the duration of the 10-year lease. ally through the last five years.
to Holman Stadium’s press box, and nance there. Brown said the county will use sales
other “deferred maintenance.” and tourist tax revenues to cover the “Major League Baseball has indi-
MLB will then contribute up to $10 reimbursements, which could run as cated they’re in this for the long haul,”
“Those projects needed to be done, million in improvements – includ- Brown said.
6 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
HIGH-SPEED TRAINS $3 million already spent in legal and ly granted permission for the company As an example, company officials
consultant fees. to use private activity bonds to finance cite Virgin Voyages, an embryonic
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the project. Cooper also dismissed the cruise line that is currently building
Virgin Trains USA plans to run 32 county’s challenge of the validity of the first of four planned 2,770-passen-
not deterred local governments along trips per day through Brevard and In- an environmental impact statement ger cruise ships. The first ship, which is
the train’s planned Miami to Orlando dian River counties, at speeds of up conducted by the U.S. Department of expected to begin voyages in 2020, will
route from trying to throw up legal to 110 mph, something Indian River Transportation conducted. be based in Port Miami and its passen-
and regulatory roadblock after road- County officials, and some Brevard of- gers are seen as likely train patrons,
block to stop or slow the train project. ficials, say is dangerous to quality of “We’re currently analyzing the rul- before or after their voyages.
Even in light of a setback on Dec. 24 life, public safety and even property ing,” said Indian River Assistant Coun-
when an appeals court ruled in favor values along the tracks. ty Attorney Cotner said. Presumably both Virgin Trains and
of the rail company, Brevard’s neigh- Virgin Voyages will promote the idea
bors to the south on the Indian River In his summary judgment ruling, Cotner and County Attorney Dylan of linking an Orlando theme-park ex-
Board of County Commissioners are District Court Judge Christopher R. Reingold say the county still has sever- cursion with a cruise, while also purs-
devoting another $1 million of tax- Cooper dismissed Indian River Coun- al ways to continue the battle against ing Orlando visitors as likely cruise
payer funds to the fight, on top of the ty’s lawsuit which alleged that the U.S. Virgin Trains USA. In addition to filing passengers. Virgin Trains USA, then
Department of Transportation wrong- additional lawsuits, the county can Brightline, began running high-speed
lobby state legislators to introduce passenger trains between Miami and
bills that could stymie future expan- West Palm Beach earlier this year.
sion efforts by the company. Commis-
sioners can also call on members of “We believe there are significant op-
congress to put more pressure on the portunities to grow our ridership by
U.S. Department of Transportation to directing customers of other Virgin
provide better oversight on plans sub- branded companies within our mar-
mitted by Virgin Trains USA. kets on to our rail system, including
by using the planned cross-platform
Two Republican congressmen, Bri- loyalty program,” company officials
an Mast and Bill Posey, have already wrote in documents filed in November
swung into action against the train with the United States Securities and
company’s plans. In December, they Exchange Commission.
called on the state to slow down efforts
by Virgin Trains USA. They also asked Long term, the partnership between
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Brightline and Virgin includes plans
to deny the company’s request for to expand high-speed rail services to
more time to sell $1.15 billion in bonds Southern California and Las Vegas,
to raise money needed to extend high- where Virgin owns hotels, casinos and
speed service from West Palm Beach other entertainment businesses, ac-
through Indian River and other coun- cording to the SEC documents.
ties to Orlando, but that extension has
since been granted. In the meantime, the immediate
goal for Virgin Trains USA is to acquire
Officials for Virgin Trains USA had enough money to complete construc-
said that even if the county won the tion of the West Palm Beach to Orlan-
lawsuit and the company was forced do route. Ali Soule, spokeswoman for
to forfeit the bond proceeds, alterna- Brightline/Virgin Trains, said the com-
tive funding would be sought. The re- pany still hopes to begin construction
sources of Virgin were brought in after of the new West Palm Beach to Orlan-
the rail company has failed to show a do route in March 2019 and have trains
profit since beginning operations in running on the new route by late 2021
2016, and construction of the compa- or early 2022.
ny’s West Palm Beach to Orlando route
will cost an estimated $2 billion, with The company is in the process of
all of the funding not yet secured. narrowing down a list of possible
sites for construction of a Treasure
Under those circumstances, gain- Coast station where the train would
ing access to cash from Richard Bran- make stops and serve area residents,
son’s worldwide conglomerate seems Soule said. “Our team recently toured
like a smart strategic move. But the station sites in Stuart with members
company’s partnership with Virgin of the city staff and economic devel-
also is intended to help achieve other, opment committee,” Soule said. “We
long-term goals, such as eventually also have toured station sites in Fort
expanding high-speed railway ser- Pierce.
vices to other states, said Ben Porritt,
vice-president of corporate affairs for In Brevard, trains would go over 21
Virgin Trains. crossings in Melbourne, nine in the un-
incorporated county, six in Cocoa, five
“Virgin is a globally recognized in Rockledge, four in Grant-Valkaria
brand,” Ben Porritt, vice-president and three in Palm Bay, records show. A
of corporate affairs for Virgin Trains, new $26 million overpass at the Pineda
told the Melbourne Beachsider’s sis- Causeway will take motorists over the
ter publication, Vero Beach 32963. FEC tracks instead of making them
“The partnership could help to pro- cross the railroad. In 2016, the Brevard
vide access to millions of customers Transportation Planning Organization
with the potential for increased rider- asked for a new station and suggested
ship from other Virgin branded travel two possible sites, a former FEC Railway
and hospitality businesses, including passenger station straddling the Cocoa-
Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Hotels and Vir- Rockledge city limits and a parcel site
gin Voyages.” on Michigan Avenue in Cocoa.
Is Casey Taylor state’s
best young magician? P. 10
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SEEN & SCENE
Hula hoopla as BeachFly brewery celebrates opening
BeachFly Brewing Company owners Will Brant, Zach Featherstone and Lisa Freismuth. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER
Space Coast Hula Ohana dancers Annie Medgansis, Eva Bradley, Nia Bradley, Jen Katona and Pua Galindo.
Ed Volonnino from Ed Sheads carved tikis. Jennifer Elzenga and Amanda Pender.
Talk about brewing up a good time! The mother-son team of Lisa
Freismuth and Zach Featherstone at BeachFly Brewing Company
threw a luau-themed bash this past Saturday to celebrate the brew-
ery’s grand opening on the northwest corner of Eau Gallie Boule-
vard and A1A in Indian Harbour Beach. Festivities included a tra-
ditional island pig roast, Ed’s Heads carving a tiki on site, a ukulele
choir, kids activities and various beach related vendors such as the
Sea Turtle Preservation Society. The beachside community wel-
comes the brewery, whose opening fills the void of a brewery on the
east side of the bridge in Brevard County, south of Cape Canaveral’s
Florida Beer Company. BeachFly’s Brewmaster, Will Brant, grew up
in Satellite Beach and honed his brewing skills working in brewer-
ies in Denver. The brewery serves 10 beers made on site, along with
guest taps from other breweries. In addition to craft brews, the
brewpub serves a fresh menu of beach-inspired appetizers, sand-
wiches, salads, flatbreads and tacos.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, January 3, 2019 9
SEEN & SCENE
Jill Goldenberg, Allison, Joel and Wesley Kincaid. TD Nugent and Debra Matyas. Natalie Lanza and Curry Duffy.
John Debczak, Rob Cahill and Anne Debczak. Jackie O’Connell, Rick Shaw and Veronica Nanny.
10 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
‘Trick’ question: Is Casey Taylor state’s best young magician?
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Dan Ezell – aka Dr. Dan the Magic Man – teaches 11-year-old Casey Taylor. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER
(who also enjoys was age 3 and “su- ticulate and polished
Performing magic on stage magic but doesn’t per shy” and had to be encour- young magician who
requires a few good tricks, a well- yet compete), have aged to even step foot on stage, said is willing to try new
rehearsed act and a healthy dose of attended and en- his mom. things.
self-confidence. joyed the finals for “We got him into the performing
years, along with arts to lessen his nervousness and it “It started out that
Just ask once shy Casey Taylor, buying tricks and was something he really wanted to he only wanted to
11, of Melbourne, who is preparing taking magic camps do. After a while we told him ‘this is do tricks after re-
for his biggest magic moment in and instruction your heart,’” she said. hearsing them sev-
the spotlight as a Junior Division from Magic Dove Ezell said most of the shyness eral times – which
contender in the Florida Magician of Magic Shop owner was gone by the time Casey got to
the Year Contest to be held Jan. 13 at Dan “Dr. Dan” Ezell. magic camps and other instruction. is the right thing
2 p.m. at the Historic Cocoa Village Now he has turned into quite an ar- to do – but in a
Playhouse. “It’s fun to be a magic camp there
magician, especially is limited time, so
“This is my first year in seeing the shocked
competition. I’m really happy and look from your friends you have to try it
excited to be competing and I plan when you show them before you per-
to keep doing it,” Taylor said. a trick,” said Casey, a fect the trick. He
fifth-grader, who will has shown real
“He has mostly just practiced up to perform a five-and-
this point. It’s very exciting moment half-minute routine growth in his
for him to perform with such a large made up of both new willingness to
audience. It’s on to the big stage,” and favorite tricks. try new things,’’
said his mother and “No. 1 fan” Sheri he said.
Taylor. By qualifying for the
finals, Taylor was able As for Casey
Magic Dove Magic Shop in Cocoa to get a “magician all-star” status, coming out of his ‘shell,’ it’s
Village works in partnership with meaning he will be able to per- a common occurrence for magician
the playhouse for the annual event form at each of next year’s monthly hopefuls down to age 7, with many
brings amateur and professional qualifier competitions at the magic joining the Society of Young Magi-
magicians of all ages together for one shop. cians, Assembly 143 sponsored by
performance. The contest, which Magic Dove Magic Shop now in its
consists of monthly qualifiers, is After a total of only nine perfor- 13th year of operation at 604 Bre-
open to all Florida magicians from mances, Casey, who attends Vi- vard Ave., Cocoa.
across the entire state, but only the era Charter School, won the first “Magic is gaining popularity be-
finalists, like Taylor, make it to the monthly contest he entered, earn- cause of ‘America’s Got Talent.’
Cocoa Village Playhouse stage. ing a spot as contender. But it hasn’t Even if the magicians don’t win the
been too many years since Casey competition, these kids see magic
Three titles are awarded each year on TV now and want to give it a try,”
starting with the junior division for he said.
ages 7-11, which awards the title
Junior Florida Magician of the Year;
the youth division covers ages 12-17,
which leads to the title Youth Florida
Magician of the Year; the adult
division leads to the title of Florida
Magician of the Year.
And the venue is perfect for the
timeless magic acts. The Historic
Cocoa Village Playhouse originally
opened on Aug. 18, 1924 as a silent
movie house. On Oct. 17, 1991, it
was added to the U.S. National
Register of Historic Places. This
state-of-the-art historic theater
provides an impressive setting
to showcase magical talents. The
theater is located at 300 Brevard Ave.
in Historic Cocoa Village and seats
After hosting many youth magic
contests throughout the years, in
2009 Magic Dove began hosting a
monthly contest and added an adult
division. In 2010 the Magician of the
Year program was launched with
two divisions – youth and adult. The
winners of each monthly contest
qualified for the final.
Casey and his twin brother Jake, 11
Now hear this!
Chamber Music Society
is top notch
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ARTS & THEATRE
Now hear this! Chamber Music Society is top notch
STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT steadily growing since the Zagreb String
Quartet performed in the riverfront liv-
The recipe for success is simple for The Berlin Philharmonic ing room of co-founder John Marschner,
one area arts organization: Give dis- Wind Quintet. an area orthodontist. There were about
cerning, sophisticated audiences what 60 people at that inaugural concert, said
they crave; present the world-class art- Graff, who is also a co-founder along
ists in an acoustically sweet venue; keep with Gary Hoffman, Stony Bird and
ticket prices crazy low; and, finally, add Nancy Clew Eller.
free punch and cookies at intermission.
“From that, we said how many would
It’s the Melbourne Chamber Mu- be interested in forming a chamber soci-
sic Society. And if you don’t know the ety,” Graff said. “It was unanimous.”
name by now, and you swoon over Bach,
Beethoven, Brahms and more, then you Wanting to keep it a true society, the
need to put this group at the top of your organization is run by an all-volunteer
must-do list. staff and working board of directors.
Patrons typically buy season subscrip-
“It’s the best bargain in classical tions and there are committees that
music anyplace,” said Michael Graff, treat audiences to refreshments during
MCMS president, of the $35 general intermissions. “Everyone comes and so-
admission price, and discounted $10 cializes,” Graff said. “You connect with
student tickets. “If you were in a major
venue, you would be paying three to have grown into a highly sought-after Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein
five times as much.” quartet. They have performed in major Trio.
U.S. venues and in London, Tokyo and
Its next concert will be the award- Sydney.
winning Pacifica String Quartet be-
ginning 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at St. “We feel privileged to have them
Mark’s United Methodist Church on back,” said programming chair Paul
A1A in Indialantic. Tardif, former MCMS president.
The quartet performed once before Another big draw this season will be
with the MCMS in 2014. Since then they the world-renowned Berlin Philhar-
STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT
monic Wind Quintet. Currently in its fi- people who are like-minded.”
nal season, the Quintet sold out when it The group’s first season attracted
performed two years ago for the MCMS.
They perform Feb. 22. about 200 people. Now, attendance
nudges close to 350. Performances are
“We are so grateful they included Mel- held in the sanctuary at St. Marks United
bourne in a stop on that tour,” Graff said. Methodist Church on A1A in Indialantic.
“That’s really a big deal for us.” Musicians who perform them often re-
mark on the excellence of the acoustics.
Organizers expect another sold-out In fact, that is one reason both musi-
concert for that Quintet and urge po- cians and audiences return.
tential audience members to get their
tickets now. The MCMS has also been raising its
profile in the industry itself. Big names
The 41-year-old organization has been
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that might play in Carnegie Hall or Lin- ARTS & THEATRE
coln Center may find themselves play-
ing in Brevard the next. Pacifica Quartet. Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio,
7:30 p.m., April 5. The trio combines
“We have world-class groups come PHOTO BY LISA-MARIE MAZZUCCO the talents of three accomplished mu-
through here,” Graff said. “Groups that sicians who have performed on world
play at major concert halls in stages. They are scheduled to perform:
London, Berlin, Paris, Washing- Beethoven’s Trio for Piano, Clarinet and
ton, D.C. and New York.” Cello, Opus 11; Stutschewsky’s Hassidic
Fantasy; and Brahms’ Trio for Clarinet,
In years past, the humble Indialantic Cello and Piano, Opus 114.
church has been the setting for sold-out
performances by heady names such as All performances are held at the St.
the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kronos Marks United Methodist Church, 2030 N.
Quartet, Academy of St. Martin in the A1A, Indialantic. Tickets are $35 general
Fields and Midori. It also was the stop for and $10 students. Season tickets cost $120
the final season of the legendary Gua- and are available until Feb. 22. Call 321-
neri String Quartet. 213-5100 or visit MelbourneChamberMu-
“These are the people who play at
very famous places,” Graff said. “They
all remark how good the acoustics are
and how enthusiastic our audiences are.
Standing ovations are the norm because
we book the finest.”
To do that, the group books about
two years in advance. Tardif, himself an
excellent pianist and music professor,
takes great care in finding the best as
they are arranging tours. Currently, he’s
working on the 2022/2023 season.
It’s common, Graff said, for other
chamber societies to book the same
groups and charge three times as
much for tickets.
“Look at the roots of chamber music
in small venues,” Graff said. “The inti-
mate environment we recreate here in
the 21st century for performing the work
is an environment suitable for royalty.”
The remaining Melbourne Chamber
Music Society concerts this season are:
Pacifica Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11.
This group has won numerous awards
including the Naumburg Chamber Mu-
sic Award, the Cleveland Quartet Award,
an appointment to Lincoln Center’s
CMS Two, and in 2006 was awarded a
prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
They are scheduled to perform: Haydn’s
Quartet in G Major, Opus 76, No. 1;
Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 2 in A Major,
Opus 68; and Beethoven’s Quartet in A
Minor, Opus 132.
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quin-
tet, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22. This group was
the first permanently established wind
quintet in history of the renowned or-
chestra. They are scheduled to perform:
Reicha’s Quintet in E-Flat Major, Opus
88 No. 2; Hindemith’s Kleine Kammer-
musik, Opus 24, No. 2; Tomati’s Five
Dances Sacred and Profane; and Taffa-
nel’s Quintet in G Minor.
Morgenstern Trio, 7:30 p.m., March
22. A Germany-based piano trio, this
group won first place at the Interna-
tional Joseph Haydn Competition in
Vienna and has performed at Carnegie
Hall, the Kennedy Center, in Vienna,
Berlin, Amsterdam and more. They are
scheduled to perform: Tailleferre’s Pi-
ano Trio; Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor;
and Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Flat
Major, Opus 100.
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Coming Up: Orchestra takes musical stroll down Broadway
STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER
1 Keep the New Year welcome party
going after the last strains of “Auld
Lang Syne” have faded, this Saturday
(afternoon or evening) as the Space
Coast Symphony Orchestra launches
2019 with the fabulous music of the
Great White Way, “Broadway: One Sin-
gular Sensation.” Filling the stage at
the Scott Center in Suntree, this joyful,
celebratory concert will be jam-packed
with huge Broadway hits from some of
the greatest names in Broadway’s pan-
theon of music-makers: Richard Rodg-
ers, Jerome Kern, Mitch Leigh, Meredith
Wilsson, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Por-
ter, Frank Loesser, Frederick Loewe and
Andrew Lloyd Webber. Says the concert
promo, sopranos Amy Cofield and Mary
Anne Kruger, and baritones Shawn Jes-
seman and Andrew LeJeune join the or-
chestra to bring you songs chosen from
nearly eight decades of Broadway musi-
cals. From “Guys and Dolls,” to “Jekyll
and Hyde,” “Showboat” to “Phantom of and 7 p.m. Tickets: $30. 855-252-7276 or springs to mind when you think of a 5100, melbournechambermusicsoci-
www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org. string quartet. You might envision a ety.org or at the door.
the Opera”; from “Some Enchanted Eve- semicircle of serious musicians with
really good posture, serenely pro-
ning” to “Music of the Night,” you will viding charming background for an
elegant soiree. This is not that. The
most certainly be humming something 2 “Daring” probably wouldn’t award-winning, internationally re- 3 The Historic Cocoa Village Play-
be the word that immediately garded Pacifica String Quartet has, house calls Hot Pink “one of hot-
as you head for your car. Times: 2 p.m. instead, been lauded for its “virtuosity,
exuberant performance style … and
often-daring repertory choices.” Find test bands in Brevard.” How hot are
out for yourself on Friday, Jan. 11, at
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church they? Apparently so hot they have add-
in Indialantic, when the Melbourne
Chamber Music Society presents this ed a couple extra performances to this
stellar string ensemble. When you
hear their presentation of Haydn’s weekend’s filling-up-fast show, “Hot
“Quartet in G Major, Opus 76 No. 1;
the Shostakovich “Quartet No. 2 in Pink: The Beatles, A Magical Mystery
A Major, Opus 68”; and “Beethoven’s
“Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132,” you’ll Show,” burning up the Cocoa Village
discover why, according to Wikipedia,
this foursome has won chamber mu- Playhouse stage Jan. 4-6. They’re de-
sic’s top competitions (the Naumburg
Chamber Music Award, the Cleveland scribed on their website as an “eclectic
Quartet Award among them); received
an appointment to Lincoln Center’s rock band – seasoned musicians who
CMS Two (an organization dedicated
to the performance and promotion of have been playing throughout Central
chamber music in New York City); and
was awarded a prestigious Avery Fish- Florida for over a decade,” and sharing
er Career Grant in 2006. The ensemble
tours the Americas, Europe and Asia, a passion for music and performance.
and is known for a mastery of the com-
plete string cycles of a single compos- Sounds like a great way to celebrate
er: Pacifica performed the complete
Beethoven cycle at the University of the new year and the iconic music of
Buffalo, and has also performed both
the complete Beethoven and Shosta- the Beatles. Times: Friday, 730 p.m.;
kovich in New York, Denver, Chicago,
Tokyo, Montreal and London’s Wig- Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun-
more Hall. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets:
general, $35; students, $10. 321-213- day, 2 p.m. Tickets: $18-$26. 321-636-
4 These guys are seriously hilari-
ous! The 3 Redbeck Tenors bring
their musical comedy show to the
King Center this coming Friday, Jan.
11, and I couldn’t possibly describe
them any more succinctly than the
show promo does. To wit: the show
is “like Duck Dynasty goes to Carn-
egie Hall – down-home laughs with
big city music.” The show is writ-
ten by opera veteran Matthew Lord,
who stars alongside Blake Davidson
and Jonathan Fruge. In addition to
a satisfying evening of sidesplitting
laughs, you’ll hear gospel, country,
Broadway, pop, and classical, per-
formed by some of the best pipes in
the biz. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: start at
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
Angela Sroufe said she was
“devastated” to learn that
her daughter’s organs would
go unused. Sroufe is seen
with her husband, Edward.
After a week of tests, the doctors often dismissed as too sick, too old or donors last year, more than double the you are going to lose money,” said Alan
came to Angela Sroufe with tragic too complicated – and persuade trans- number three years earlier. Reed, director of the University of Iowa
news: Her 30-year-old daughter, Amie plant surgeons to accept their less- Hospitals and Clinics Organ Trans-
Woodward, was brain-dead from a than-perfect organs. Advocates say the federal govern- plant Center. “You can’t lose money
heroin overdose. Reluctantly, Sroufe ment has created strong disincentives and expect to stay in the game.”
agreed to donate her daughter’s or- Numerous studies, including two to using these organs. Under federal
gans. major estimates by industry research- law, patients must be told if an organ Given the lack of interest in these or-
ers, show that the system could be is infected or at increased risk. Though gans, the local agencies charged with
As Woodward’s ventilator continued recovering more than twice as many the infections can be cured, even very recovering organs for transplant often
to click, her heart monitor continued organs as it does now, primarily by ex- sick patients often turn them down. put less effort into collecting them, in-
to beep and her blood continued to panding the types of donors it pursues. dustry experts say. If an organ is recov-
circulate, keeping her organs viable, Transplant surgeons are graded on ered but not transplanted, these agen-
Sroufe sat combing her daughter’s hair, A Washington Post analysis of 2.7 mil- the one-year survival rate of their pa- cies – a network of 58 nonprofit groups
waiting for the transplant surgeon. lion death records from 2016 found that tients but face no penalty when pa- known as organ procurement organi-
as many as 27,000 people met estab- tients die on waiting lists. That leaves zations, or OPOs – may not be paid.
“I thought it would be worth it – all lished criteria for organ donation – more many unwilling to accept less-than-
the pain of keeping her like that – if I than twice the number of actual donors perfect organs, including those from Less-than-perfect donors also tend
knew a part of her was still here, alive that year. At its current average of about older donors, which may not work as to require more care and testing be-
inside someone else,” Sroufe said. three organs per donor, the industry well, especially in very sick patients fore their organs are removed, jacking
could have produced more than 75,000 and younger recipients whose bodies up costs to the OPO that may not im-
But no surgeon ever came.Woodward organs for transplant that year – enough more often reject them. mediately be reimbursed even if the
was infected with hepatitis C, and – to put the nation on pace to wipe out the organ is ultimately transplanted.
though the disease can now be cured af- waiting lists within a few years. “What is the motivation to put our
ter transplant – no local transplant pro- necks out there to use those organs if “I personally try not to have it influ-
gram would accept Woodward’s organs. The vast majority of untapped do- we are going to get in trouble?” said ence our behavior, but I can’t believe it
A national search turned up a Philadel- nors were older than 50, The Post transplant surgeon Ryutaro Hirose, doesn’t influence other [people’s] be-
phia surgeon who wanted her kidneys, found. About 40 percent of donors were transplant surgeon and associate di- havior,” said Tom Mone, chief execu-
but that transaction fell apart, too. never declared brain-dead, meaning rector of the University of California tive of OneLegacy in Los Angeles, one
that local transplant officials would at San Francisco general surgery resi- of the nation’s largest OPOs.
Every day in America, 33 people have to take them off life support and dency program.
die in need of new organs, and about wait for their hearts to stop pumping, Increasingly, medical researchers
115,000 people are languishing on an often lengthy process that can leave If surgeons do transplant such or- and industry leaders view less-than-
waiting lists. The chronic shortage of organs damaged. gans, it can cost more to help the re- perfect organs as worth the risk and
transplantable organs has spawned cipient recover. And “if they need more effort, and are pushing for changes
lawsuits by lung and liver patients, and The death records did not reveal expensive drugs, more hospital time, to federal regulatory standards. Ear-
forced industry officials to reassess how many untapped donors were
rules that have governed organ distri- infected with curable diseases such
bution in America for decades. as hepatitis C or were considered at
higher risk of disease because they
But tinkering with distribution will were intravenous drug users, former
do nothing to boost overall supply. prison inmates or sex workers. How-
To do that, medical researchers and ever, the untapped potential appears
industry leaders say the system must to be significant: Doctors transplanted
aggressively pursue more less-than- more than 1,400 organs from infected
perfect donors like Woodward – people
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
lier this year, researchers hired by the while kidneys can be transplanted af- donors the OPO pursued that year, 11 tracted with the United Network for
industry to measure its performance ter 24 hours or more. resulted in transplants. Organ Sharing (UNOS), a private non-
wrote that the supply of organs could profit group that holds an exclusive
be dramatically increased by pursuing Time is short, and organs that are When the OPO finally found a sur- federal contract to manage the organ
older, sicker donors. not quickly claimed can be lost. Last geon in Philadelphia who wanted donation system, to oversee with in-
year, 4,905 organs were recovered but Woodward’s kidneys, the transaction dustry officials a comprehensive $1.6
“Even poor donor quality kidneys not transplanted, about one out of unraveled because the OPO could not million study of donor potential.
can improve patient outcomes com- every eight organs intended for trans- find a local surgeon to remove them.
pared with remaining on the waiting plant. Instead, the OPO told the Philadelphia The study concluded that OPOs
list,” they wrote. surgeon he would have to send his own should have collected organs from
Snags are common even under ide- team to Fort Wayne, an unusual and 37,000 donors in 2010 – five times the
This summer, doctors at Harvard and al circumstances. Industry statistics costly request that forced him to turn number of actual donors that year. The
Johns Hopkins wrote in the New Eng- show that OPOs lose a quarter of their the kidneys down. results, the report said, “strongly sug-
land Journal of Medicine that “a largely most promising cases – about 3,000 gest that significant donor potential ex-
untapped opportunity” lies in “subopti- In an email to researchers, the Phil- ists that is not currently being realized.”
mal” organs“that have traditionally been Sroufe leaves a letter for adelphia surgeon blamed the OPO for
considered unfit for transplantation.” her daughter at her grave in what he described as a prime example OPO officials complained that the
Wabash, Ind., this summer. of organ waste. study vastly overstated the number
“I call them good organs with bad of potential donors, in part by under-
stories,” said George Loss, medical donors a year – because they are un- “I would have used them,” he wrote estimating the difficulty of recovering
director of the Ochsner Multi-Organ able to secure consent. of Woodward’s kidneys in an email ob- organs from people who are not de-
Transplant Institute in New Orleans, tained by The Post on condition that clared brain-dead, so-called cardiac-
which specializes in organs that have Industry experts say OPOs could the medical team not be identified. “In death donors. So researchers based at
been rejected elsewhere. boost their odds by hiring experienced the end, the OPO shut this down.” the University of Pennsylvania teamed
grief counselors and educating staff up with OPO leaders to refine the
Loss said he routinely uses livers about cultural and religious issues But Rich Amos, manager of organ methodology.
from people who were obese, heavy in their communities. Many families services for the Indiana Donor Network,
drinkers or suffered from curable dis- don’t speak English or have religious said the OPO did everything it could in Their conclusion, published last
eases, including hepatitis C. His cen- concerns about desecrating the body. Woodward’s case. year in the American Journal of Trans-
ter has doubled liver transplants over plantation, was that OPOs could have
the past decade – and in August suc- But OPO officials say it is difficult to “We spent a number of days trying collected organs from as many as
cessfully transplanted a liver from an overcome the deep-seated fear some to move forward,” he said. “All trans- 24,000 people in 2012 – less than the
83-year-old donor. families have of organ donation. plant centers refused the organs.” previous estimate, but still three times
the number of actual donors that year.
Too many people in the transplant in- “There are still so many myths that Sroufe said she was “devastated” The researchers then confirmed their
dustry “are waiting for the perfect organ exist,” said Kirsten Heintz, spokeswom- when the OPO told her they couldn’t results by looking at individual patient
every time for their sickest patients,” an at Making Life Happen, an OPO in find a match for her daughter’s organs. records at two OPOs.
Loss said. “That needs to change.” Louisiana. Many people think if they She was stunned to learn later about
register as a donor, doctors “won’t try the dispute over a surgeon. Ken Moritsugu, former acting U.S.
Less than 2 percent of U.S. deaths to save you. They’re just going to try to surgeon general and an author of the
occur under circumstances conducive take your organs.” The OPO “told us there was a surgeon study, called it “really a game changer. It
to donation. Most people die before standing by,” she said. “If they needed throws the whole system into question.”
they reach a hospital where their or- When a donor is less than perfect, more time to find one, we would have
gans can be preserved, or suffer from organ recovery can be infinitely more agreed to give them more time. They For this article, The Post replicated
conditions that make their organs un- complicated. In Amie Woodward’s didn’t ask.” the University of Pennsylvania meth-
usable, such as most cancers and cer- case, the local OPO, the Indiana Do- odology, using it to examine 45 million
tain incurable infections. nor Network, made an effort to re- For decades, federal regulators have death records from 1999 to 2016. The
cover her organs but struggled to find known that the transplant system was Post filtered out people who did not
Even with the best candidates for a transplant program willing to take falling far short of its potential. Blame die as hospital inpatients, who were
donation, the path from hospital ICU them. has fallen heavily on the OPOs. older than 75 or who had one of 303
to transplant surgery can be long and diagnoses that make donation unlikely.
convoluted. “Very few transplant centers were ac- In 2012, the federal government con- Among the remaining records, The Post
cepting [hepatitis C] positive organs” searched for people who had one of 179
It starts when an alert goes up from in 2016, Mark Back, the OPO’s spokes- diagnoses identified by the transplant
the hospital to the local OPO, which is man, said in an email. Of 18 hepatitis C industry as signaling a likely donor.
charged by federal law with recovering
organs from deceased donors in a spe- The Post found that OPOs excel at
cific region. The OPOs approach fami- capturing donors younger than 50, es-
lies of prospective donors and attempt pecially people who are declared brain-
to obtain consent. If it is given, they dead. However, OPOs recovered organs
monitor the donor’s medical care to from less than a quarter of potential
make sure the organs remain healthy donors between the ages of 50 and 65,
until they can be removed. and only 11 percent of donors 65 to 75.
For donors of all ages, much of the un-
OPOs then list the organs in a na- tapped potential lay in cardiac deaths.
tional database that matches them
with recipients. Generally, the organs The Post also found wide variation
are offered first to transplant centers in in OPO performance. While about a
the local area, and the search expands dozen OPOs did a fairly good job of
until a match can be found. maximizing donor potential in their
regions, most collected fewer than half
At the other end of the path are the organs available. A dozen recov-
transplant surgeons on the lookout ered fewer than a third.
for organs that offer a good match
for their sickest patients. In addition Alexandra Glazier, head of New Eng-
to checking blood type and organ land Donor Services , an OPO based in
size, surgeons look for organs that are Massachusetts, said the new method-
close by. The farther an organ has to ology still overstates the number of
travel, the more time it spends out- untapped donors. “What we’re seeing
side the donor, which can affect per-
formance. In general, hearts should STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 32
reach recipients within four hours,
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on the ground at the hospital, we’re aggressively pursue less-than-perfect Jennilyn Green in recovery successful kidney transplant and re-
coming up with far less actual poten- organs, recovery rates have risen. Last after her surgery to receive moved her from the waiting list. She
tial,” Glazier said. year, the system transplanted a record new lungs. likely will have to stay on dialysis for
31,600 organs. (A sharp rise in overdose the rest of her life.
Some policymakers are growing im- deaths has been another big factor.) fection that ruined his father’s liver. “I
patient with that argument, as well as don’t feel comfortable having him fight “Hindsight is 20/20,” she said.
the lack of information about the in- Still, hurdles remain. William Chap- another virus.” Some transplant centers are work-
ner workings of OPOs, much of which man, director of abdominal organ ing hard to persuade patients to accept
is not publicly available because of pa- transplant at Washington University in For years, Angela Davis, 49, of less-than-perfect organs. The Mayo
tient confidentiality laws. St. Louis, said about one in 10 of his pa- Springfield Gardens, N.Y., rejected of- Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., for example,
tients reject such organs. fers of increased-risk kidneys, includ- is taking part in a four-year-old trial us-
“We can’t continue to allow [thou- ing one last year from a donor who had ing a new technology that rehabilitates
sands of] Americans to die each year “I find it very surprising when they abused alcohol and IV drugs. lungs that have lost some function dur-
waiting for lifesaving organs that we say no,” Chapman said. “This is not an ing the deaths of their original own-
know are available if only this system elective surgery. And there are risks with “I prayed about it, and I felt like ers. So far, the rehabilitated lungs have
were being managed by competent all donors. You don’t know what some- that kidney was not for me,” said been transplanted successfully into 66
individuals operating in the light of one may have done just last week.” Davis, who runs a nonprofit dialysis patients at eight transplant centers.
day,” said Sen. Todd C. Young (R-Ind.), support group and said it is common Among them is Jennilyn Green, 34,
one of several lawmakers who have fo- Jorge Perez Remache, 46, of Queens, for patients to worry about the life- a cystic fibrosis patient from Lees-
cused on the issue. N.Y., has told his doctors he would not style of their donor. burg, Fla.
accept a liver infected with hepatitis C. “My biggest question was, What if
Industry experts note that a half- His son, Alex Perez, said his family sup- “Spirits transfer: ‘If this person was the lungs fail? Would I be a candidate
dozen OPOs have dramatically im- ports the decision. a druggie and a gambler, living a wild to get other lungs?” she recalled. Yes,
proved recovery rates in recent years, lifestyle, I don’t want that spirit inside her surgeon assured her, she would.
in part by aggressively placing organs “I’d rather him have a healthy liver me.’ That’s what they tell me,” she said. So she packed her bag and set her
that were once deemed unusable. that has no complications at all,” Perez cellphone to play Pink’s “Get the Party
said, adding that it was likely a viral in- This summer, after 11 years on the Started” when the clinic called.
LifeShare of Oklahoma, for exam- waiting list at Mount Sinai Medical The phone rang at 5:30 a.m. on Aug.
ple, has doubled organ recoveries over Center, Davis relented. But by then it 12: Surgeons had found a pair of lungs
the past five years, with more than half was too late: Doctors concluded she that had been rejected by every trans-
of that increase coming from cardiac- was no longer healthy enough for a plant center in the Midwestern region
death donors or donors whose organs where the donor died. They were filled
were somehow compromised, said with fluid and not expanding properly.
chief executive Jeff Orlowski. If the machine could get them work-
ing again, would she take them?
The key, Orlowski said, is pressing Green said she hesitated at first.
local transplant surgeons to explain “With the added risks, I thought I
why they reject some organs, asking could wait a bit,” she said. But “every
what might be done to prove the or- day that passed without the trans-
gans’ viability and building relation- plant I could have gotten sick again,
ships with innovative transplant cen- and I could have died.”
ters elsewhere. In the end, she said yes.
Four months later, she is recovering
“There are multiple OPOs in this at home and walking an hour a day on
country that found ways to increase a treadmill. For the first time in years,
the placement of these organs,” said Green said, she can walk up a flight of
Kevin Myer, chief executive of LifeGift stairs without stopping to rest.
in Houston, where recovery rates have “I have a long way to go, but I am
increased by 40 percent since he took already so much better,” she said. “I
over in 2013. can’t remember the last time I felt this
“Just because your local center says,
‘no’ doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t
be calling . . . other centers” that rou-
tinely use them.
With a growing number of OPOs
and transplant centers beginning to
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Bonz meets cool Codie, a rescue that rescues others
Hi Dog Buddies! ters they rescued Pilot Patricia Picornell. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK “Mmphff! Sorry. My baaad. It’s just so
in Alabama, an flew down to INNERsting.” He gave the satchel a final
Woof, did I ever have a Crispy Dog a shelter in South Florida. Mom ’spe- chiggens were runnin’ around, slurp. My assistant laughed and patted
Biscuits adventure this week, yappin’ cially likes Shepherdy pooches, an also an there were goats anna coupla his head.
with a rescue Australian Shepherd mix, liked how cool an laid-back I was, even dogs also, just hangin’ out. No-
Codie Picornell, an his pals. as a fluffmuffin puppy. Soon as I got all “Hey, Codie, aren’tcha gonna
checked out (an got the No Puppies Pro- body seemed upset. Nobody was innerduce ME?” came a liddle voice. I felt
Codie lives onna 1.5-acre ranch, an cedure), Mom an Dad adopted me an an- chasin’ anybody. Codie musta a small nudge against my legs. I looked
he’s – wait for it – a CO-pie-lutt for a other Shepherdy pooch, Parker.” noticed my surprise. down. A liddle brownish gray tabby cat
pooch rescue. I KNOW! I was takin’ notes like crazy. Codie was lookin’ up at me.
stopped at a shady, fenced area to “Yeah, we all get along here.
Me an my assistant parked along the innerduce a coupla pals. A donkey anna We’re totally post-species. Codie obliged. “Bonzo, meet Miss
road cuz the gate was latched. Codie, a mini horse came up to the fence, an When a new foster arrives, Squirt.”
lady, an a skinny red merle shepherd- looked me an my assistant up and down. the rest of The Pack (that’s
lookin’ pooch greeted us, and let us in “Bonzo, meet Poppy, she’s the donkey, “Delighted,” I told her, congratulating
through a side gate. an this young lady is Daisy.” all of us) help ’em feel com- myself on how suavely I had reacted
Like the others, the pretty pair fubble and not scared. to a cat rubbing against my legs, since
“Welcome! We keep the big gate closed extended nose bumps through the Sometimes they’ve gone (I realized) it was the first time I’d ever
on accounta the sheep are out. Just come fence. “Are you gonna mention us in through Difficult Times, and we help actually touched a cat.
on through. I’m Codie. This is my pal, your column, Mr. Bozo?” Poppy asked. ’em relax, fit in.
Hunter. He’s been sick but he’s gettin’ “Oh, silly,” said Daisy. “It’s BONzo, not “The other day, the chiggens were ac- Just then, their Mom’s phone beeped.
much better. This is our Mom, Pat. Bozo. Are you, Mr. Bonzo? Gonna men- tin’ goofy, havin’ a Major Cluckfest, cir- A conversation ensued. “Well,” said
Our Dad Kiko’s workin’ onna tion us? clin’ the wagons, so to speak. The goats Codie, “Looks like we’ll be heading out
Special Project.” “Absolutely, ladies.” were pacin’ around, too, an us pooches tomorrow. Pickin’ up 15 or 20 pupsters
We paused atta big fenced-in area smelled bobcat. So Mom put Parker an in Valdosta. Flyin’ ’em down to Palm
“Great to meet you with a roomy, covered shed. A bunch of Birdie (he’s the blue merle over there) in Beach, probly.”
all. This is some Cool the pen so that ol’ bobcat would pick up
Kibbles place you have The Dog Scent and have the good sense “You sure have an excitin’ life.”
here!” to skedaddle. We’ve had a few chiggens “It is that. I just feel so grateful to be
Buy the Henhouse. You can’t be too care- able to give back. I know what it’s like to
There was a house ful.” be a rescue. An it isn’t only dogs. We’ve
an a couple of neat an By then, the goats had come over to also recued cats. Even guinea pigs.”
tidy smaller buildings, the fence to check us out an nibble my “Are you woofin’?”
a grassy lawn with tall, Assistant’s satchel. “Nope. If a domestic animal needs
skinny pine trees, an “Hi, I’m Jeff. These doofs are Billy, to be rescued, and they can fit in our
lotsa roomy pens an stalls, Buddy an Boo. Billy, you KNOW we don’t planes, we’re there.”
each area with a nice horse nibble humans’ Stuff.” I was getting more impressed by
fence. Three sheep, two the second. “Where do you sleep? Any
white an one black, were special pals? Toys?”
munchin’ grass. It was as “I mostly sleep with Mom an Dad. My
close as I’d ever been to BFFs are a coupla Goldens rescued from
sheep. China, I believe: Echo an Djin. Echo’s
totally deaf. That’s why we’re all wearin’
“Hey, guys,” Codie hollered. bells, so we won’t startle her.”
“Come meet Bonzo. He’s in- “I had noticed the bells. That is So
nerviewin’ me for the PAY-per.” Cool Kibbles.”
“True. As for toys, we’ve got tons. You
The plump, woolly trio trot- shoulda seen our Christmas stockings!
ted over an nose-bumped my Currently, my favorite’s a long fluffy
Assistant, who immediately started pat- something-or-other. They tend not to
tin’ their heads. I wasn’t familiar with last too long, for some reason. I might be
dog-sheep protocol, but I was fairly sure a liddle over-enthusiastic.”
it didn’t involve a wag-and-sniff. Heading home, I was thinkin’ about
Codie flyin’ around, rescuin’ other pets
“Bonz, meet BaaBaa, Chewy an Ajax,” the way he’d been rescued. An about
Codie said. all those animals living together in
harmony. That’s really something to
“Lovely to meet you, Mr. Bonzo,” said think about.
BaaBaa. “If you wanna practice a liddle
herding, we’re always up for it, aren’t we, -The Bonz
Don’t be shy!
“Totally,” said Codie. “But Bonzo’s on We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
the clock.” an interview, please email [email protected]
“Thanks, fellas,” I called after them as
they went back to munchin.’ “So, Codie,
I unnerstand you fly!” We talked as he
gave me a liddle tour.
“Mom an Dad are PIE-lutts. They’re
inna Cool Dog Biscuits group called PIE-
lutts for Paws. They fly all over inna Rock-
well Commander 114, pickin’ up rescue
pooches an deliverin’ ’em to groups who
find ’em Forever Families. That’s how we
met, back in 2015. I was in one of the lit-
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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
TWO DEFENSES, BUT NEITHER WORKS J3
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 7532
Ambrose Bierce, author of “The Devil’s Dictionary,” claimed: “Calamities are of two kinds: AQ85
misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.”
In this deal, there are two possible defenses against four spades, but neither will work if
declarer plays correctly. What are those defenses, and how can South survive? WEST EAST
East might have opened one no-trump, adding a point for his good five-card suit. (The QJ A2
Kaplan-Rubens method evaluates the hand at 16.2 points because it likes strong five- J 10 9 4
card suits, aces and kings.) Then, maybe South would have overcalled three spades, but J8532 A K 10 9 8
the lack of a singleton would have been a tad worrying. If South had passed, North would
presumably have doubled in the fourth position, and South would have bid two or three (or K63
After East preferred to open one heart, South overcalled three spades to show a good
seven-card suit and some 5-9 high-card points. North bid game, hoping for the best. SOUTH
West leads the heart queen. East might overtake this, cash the heart ace and continue with K Q 10 9 8 5 4
the heart 10, hoping West can gain a trump promotion. But South ruffs high and plays a
spade to the jack. Declarer ruffs the next heart high, draws trumps and claims, discarding his 64
diamond loser on dummy’s third club.
Alternatively, East lets his partner take the first two tricks, then West shifts to the diamond
jack. South, realizing that the finesse is doomed, wins with dummy’s ace and immediately 10 9
takes the club winners to sluff his second diamond. Then he concedes one trump trick.
Dealer: East; Vulnerable: East-West
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
3 Spades Pass 4 Spades 1 Hearts
All Pass LEAD:
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4 Spotted (4) 2 Optical toy (12)
8 Work well together (3) 3 Loose garment (4)
9 Swear (9) 4 Hard to find (6)
10 Tack (4) 5 Clear (8)
11 Mishap (8) 6 Notwithstanding (12)
12 Large primate (3) 7 Joke (4)
13 Quantity (6) 11 Suitable (3)
14 Small firearm (6) 12 Make known (8)
16 Screen (3) 14 Vegetable (3)
17 Australian state (8) 15 Dirty washing (7)
18 Bill of fare (4) 16 Sight (6)
20 Dear (9) 17 Perspective (4)
21 Finish (3) 19 Signify; stingy (4)
22 Containing little fat (4)
The Telegraph 23 Highly unpleasant (5)
How to do Sudoku:
Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS 85 Help in the worst way? 46 Start of an algebra problem The Washington Post
1 Poser’s word 89 Hodges of baseball 47 Menacing comment
7 Blackens 90 Women’s links org. 48 Some beginners have it
12 Last place (with “the”) 91 Inline purchase 50 Alliances
18 Clerk’s query 92 Toy building-block company 52 Will Rogers’s middle name
20 Singer’s peak, perhaps 93 Visibility reducer 53 Equine sound
21 Relative of “parade rest” 95 Queen voiced by Idina 54 Crier’s cry
22 Missile type 55 Oscar-winning musical
23 Love Menzel 56 Anne, John, and Liv
24 Some oil ministers 96 Sharpens 58 “The ___ St. Agnes”
25 It has a driver stuck in its 97 Norma, for one 59 Easy-to-make dessert
98 Mull ___ 62 First name of California’s
head 100 Wheelchair-bound Glee
26 Decks “Governator”
28 The two character 64 Fall for a tear-jerker
30 Go on and on 102 Put to work 66 Sap
31 Cosmetics ingredient 104 Reason for singing 67 Paris’s home
32 Stickum of a sort 68 Singer Vikki
33 Horseshoe spike off-key, perhaps 70 Cart with detachable sides
34 Critical opening? 105 Exceedingly 72 Grieg’s Peer Gynt, for one
35 Time in office 106 Pitcher’s concern 74 Joey’s mom
36 Damn Yankees role 107 Deodorant features 75 Ray Charles No. 1 single,
37 Acrylic fabric 108 Percussion instruments
39 Vietnamese money 109 Things that go beep in the “I ___ Loving You”
40 Certain sandwiches 76 Smashes
43 Farthest point night 77 Like some lions
45 Mexican salamander DOWN 78 Pizza alternative
49 Sikorsky et al. 1 Chewing-gum ingredient 79 Type of tea, ___ souchong
50 Campus VIP 2 Film genre 80 Gap
51 Christmas tree 3 Regard 83 “___ get it!”
52 Regarding, in the Bible 4 Sufficient sum, 85 Like a type of skiing
53 Hockey maneuver old-style 86 Slangy nose
57 Smart guy 5 What “two” meant to 87 Way out
58 Newspaper aside Paul Revere 88 Warty ones
60 Actor Ron 6 Kind of sampling 91 Storehouses
61 ___ mail 7 Cautious 94 All tied up
62 Before, in Biarritz 8 Baby boys 95 Hits the wrong button
63 Tennyson’s Arden 9 It often comes after years or 96 Building annex
64 It may be set at months 97 First name in design
10 Diamond disagreements 99 ___ crow
$100,000 11 Spiral ornamentations 101 Till bill
65 Prior finish 12 Payment choice 103 Pioneer airman ___ C.
13 Greek letter
66 HO buys 14 Their, in Thierry Eaker
68 Create jack-o’-lanterns 15 1962 film starring a collie
69 One who gives the gift 16 Stubbornly stupid WORD WORKOUT By Merl Reagle
17 Bring back, as an old play
of sight 18 Attended
71 Straight 19 Michelle who sued Lee
72 TV journalist who Marvin for palimony
27 Giving the once-over
married Mike Nichols 29 Ring decision
73 It’s over your head 32 Overjoy
74 Newsstand 33 Trial break
75 Wave makers 38 NFL superstar of 1969
76 She said, “It’s even better 39 Shrinks and vets
when you help” 41 “All right, already”
79 Seat formed by two people 42 Aural prefix
44 “Hope springs eternal”
interlocking hands penner
81 “By the way, 45 Busy ___
old chap ...”
82 See 72 Across
84 Negative from Tin Pan Alley
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
Hubby in failing marriage fears it may be beyond saving
BY CAROLYN HAX unto yourself vs. a satellite of your wife.
Dear Carolyn: A close friend is in a wedding next
Dear Carolyn: weekend. She just found out the bride’s mom died and
is to be buried on Monday.
My wife feels unfulfilled in our
They are going through with the wedding. I think
relationship and wants to move on. that is incredibly tacky.
We are great friends, and I’ll admit Five years ago my brother got engaged to a great girl.
Her family planned an elaborate engagement party
our marriage has gone flat. at some real expense. My mom died, unexpectedly,
six days before the party. It was horrible. The bride’s
She will seek counseling, but I mother canceled the party and sent a letter that my
dad held while he cried. It said that in light of the
feel she has already made up her mind. tragic death of the groom-to-be’s mother, this special
but ultimately trivial party will not be held.
I have put in writing the changes I need and want
My dad and I still can’t believe how thoughtful his
to make. I have addressed her complaints – that daughter-in-law’s parents were. Am I just weird about
this, or do you agree a funeral should – um – stop a
I am stubborn, un-alive, un-driven in my career, wedding?
emotionally dependent on her and have too few – Vermont
friends – which are valid. Vermont: I believe both hosts acted appropriately.
In the past case, the loss wasn’t suffered by the
I’m seeing a career adviser, volunteering, contacting host, but instead by a guest of honor – so the host
was, I agree, most gracious to cancel the event out of
old friends, turning off the TV, buying her flowers and respect. In the present case, the loss was suffered by
the host (and guest of honor) herself, and so it was
cooking her romantic dinners. Already I feel more up to her and her family entirely to decide how best
to honor the mom’s memory. If it were my daughter
confident and alive. I fear I am too late. When do whose wedding was six days after I died, then I’d want
the joyous event to go on.
marriages become irreconcilable? She is the love of my be your entire purpose in life to making it your
entire purpose in life to win back your wife. If
life, and I am determined to earn her love and respect. you’re having trouble seeing the distinction,
good, because I have no idea what it is myself.
–D.C. Maybe codependence updating its résumé vs.
codependence eating a bag of chips.
D.C.: Earn your own love and respect.
To answer your question, a marriage becomes You say you feel more confident and alive.
irreconcilable when one of you decides it is. Good stuff. That has to be what drives you now,
That’s apparently up to your wife now, and while and braces you.
everything you’ve undertaken to lobby her sounds
healthy and productive, the fact that you’re Not only because your marriage might be
lobbying her is anything but. beyond saving, but because its only hope is for
You’ve jumped from depending on your wife to you to save you – enough to become an entity
‘Robo’ rooter: Joint-replacement
doc hails MAKO system
26 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
‘Robo’ rooter: Joint-replacement doc hails MAKO system
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT Dr. David Dominguez
with Autumn Thomas.
Whether you’re a weekend golfer,
triathlete or just a couch potato, joint PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
pain, particularly of the hips and
knees, is a major medical issue that af- But through his practice at 3D Sports gevity of the device are customized to
fects many people at some point in life. Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in each patient resulting in a machined
Indian Harbour Beach, Sports Medi- perfect result.”
According to the most current fig- cine Specialist and Orthopaedic Sur-
ures from the National Center for geon Dr. David Dominguez specializ- Dominguez said that patients have
Health Statistics, 310,800 total hip es in minimally invasive orthopaedic less post-operative pain and a shorter
replacements were performed on pa- surgical techniques aimed at mini- rehabilitation, which can typically be
tients 45 and older in 2010 alone – a mizing pain and speeding up recovery performed at home or at an outpa-
substantial increase from the 138,700 time from procedures including knee tient facility.
performed in 2000. And from 2000- and hip replacement.
2010 there were 5.2 million knee re- “It is with utmost sincerity and
placements performed. Dominguez uses the MAKO Ro- confidence that I can perform a
botic Surgical System – as well as the knee replacement that is absolutely
Most commonly, arthritis – includ- direct anterior approach for hip re- perfectly fit for the particular pa-
ing osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, post- placement – with results he says are tient’s unique anatomy, every time,”
traumatic and avascular – is the culprit life-changing. Dominguez said. “The results have
that precipitates the need for surgery. been spectacular.”
The MAKO system is used to per-
According to the Centers for Disease form total hip replacements, and par- For hip replacements, the direct
Control and Prevention, approximate- tial and total knee replacements. Since anterior approach Dominguez em-
ly 57.9 million people over the age of 18 it was first performed in 2006, more ploys – which is a frontal approach
in the United States, have been diag- than 83,000 MAKO hip and knee re- – results in an incision of only 3 to 4
nosed with arthritis. placement surgeries have been per- inches. And because the approach is
formed around the world. anterior as opposed to lateral (side) or
Traditional hip replacement usually posterior (back), the surgeon can ac-
involves an 8-inch to 12-inch incision, During the procedure, the surgeon cess the hip without detaching mus-
extended recovery time, pain and a guides the robotic arm, offering a high cles and tendons.
host of post-operative precautions. degree of accuracy and precision. The
robotic arm does not make decisions Under a doctor’s care, patients may
Collins & Montz – or move on its own. Everything is be able to move their hip immediately
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tures of the knee during a knee re- less post-operative pain.
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Chronic tiredness can be a symptom of sleep apnea
STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST your jaw forward to make breathing • Eliminate alcoholic beverages tobacco and fat. Might be something
easier. In very few cases, surgery is and sleep medicines, which relax the to it.)
Q. I’m tired most days and I never feel necessary to remove tonsils or extra muscles in your throat.
rested. Could I have sleep apnea? tissue from the throat. When you go to a doctor for a di-
• Quit smoking. Nicotine is a stim- agnosis, he or she may refer you to
I urge you to get to a doctor for a di- These are some self-help techniques: ulant and can interfere with sleep. a sleep disorder center. You may be
agnosis because sleep apnea can be a • Sleep on your side instead of your Smoke is an irritant to nose, throat asked to undergo overnight monitor-
serious disorder. High blood pressure back. Sleeping on your back can cause and lungs. ing of your breathing and other body
is common in sleep apnea. Sudden your tongue and soft palate to rest functions during sleep. You may also
drops in blood oxygen levels that oc- against the back of your throat and • Lose weight. A fat neck tends to be referred to an ear, nose and throat
cur during sleep stoppages increase block your airway. narrow the airway in your throat. doctor to rule out any blockage in your
blood pressure and strain the cardio- nose or throat.
vascular system, raising the risk of (Note: In my research, I often seem
heart failure and stroke. to run into warnings against alcohol,
About 18 million Americans have
sleep apnea. It’s much more common
in older adults and men. Apnea is Greek
for “without breath.”
People with sleep apnea stop
breathing for as long as 30 seconds at
a time. These interruptions can hap-
pen hundreds of times a night. The
breathing cessations may wake you
and prevent you from getting a good
night’s sleep. These awakenings usu-
ally are so brief that you don’t recall
There are two kinds of sleep apnea:
central and obstructive.
If you have central sleep apnea,
there’s a communication breakdown
between the breathing muscles and
your brain. It’s uncommon.
About 90 percent of sleep-apnea
victims have obstructive apnea,
which is caused by a blockage in the
windpipe. Obstructive sleep apnea
occurs when the muscles in the back
of your throat relax.
These muscles support the soft pal-
ate, tonsils, tongue and uvula – that
doohickey that hangs in the back of
your mouth. When the muscles relax,
your airway is narrowed and breath-
ing is cut off. A blockage can also be
caused by a lot of fatty tissue in the
The most common symptoms of
sleep apnea include:
• Excessive daytime sleepiness
• Loud snoring
• Observed episodes of breathing
stoppages during sleep
• Abrupt awakenings with shortness
• Awakening with a dry mouth or
• Morning headache
• Problems associated with sleep
deprivation such as forgetfulness and
A common treatment for sleep
apnea that helps most sufferers is
Continuous Positive Airway Pres-
sure (CPAP). You sleep with a special
mask that adds pressure to the air you
breathe. Mild cases of apnea can be
treated with dental devices that move
28 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Precision medicine called the future of treating cancer
STORY BY LAURIE MCGINLEY pected most insurers to cover the as adult salivary cancer and infantile and not trying to understand their
The Washington Post drug and patients’ out-of-pocket costs fibrosarcoma. genetic situation.”
to be $20 or less per month. Bayer said
The Food and Drug Administration it would offer payment assistance to The only way to find the mutation When Briana Ayala of El Paso began
last month approved a drug for a wide patients who need it and would re- is through much broader genetic having severe back pain at 11, she was
range of cancers based on a shared fund the cost of the drug to payers tumor testing. But while patients at diagnosed with a sarcoma – a soft-tis-
mutation, rather than the tumors’ and patients if the drug doesn’t pro- academic medical centers with ad- sue tumor – that was wrapped partly
locations – an advance for the some- vide clinical benefit in the first three vanced cancer typically are tested, around her aorta. The growth was
times controversial field of “precision months. many people do not undergo genetic removed two years ago in a high-risk
medicine.” tumor testing in the community set- operation, but it returned in her spine,
Loxo now faces the challenge of tings where 80 percent of cancer pa- prompting doctors to test her tumors.
The medication, called Vitrakvi, is finding patients who might benefit. tients receive care. And while Medi- When NTRK alterations turned up,
the second treatment to receive FDA Only an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 peo- care covers some genetic testing, she began taking larotrectinib as part
clearance based on a common bio- ple a year in the United States develop private insurers are much less likely of a clinical trial, and her tumors dis-
marker found in an array of cancers. NTRK-related cancers. to pay for it. appeared. Now 14, Briana is a fresh-
The drug, also called larotrectinib, man in high school and dreaming of
was approved simultaneously for “The million-dollar question is: Precision medicine – the tailoring becoming a fashion designer.
adults and children. Typically, oncol- How do you know you have the fu- of medical treatment to a patient’s
ogy drugs are considered much later sion that the drug treats?” said Josh individual characteristics, including “This was lifesaving for her,” said
for children. Bilenker, the chief executive of Loxo. genetic makeup – in recent years has Theodore Laetsch, a pediatric oncolo-
The mutation occurs in less than 1 generated immense enthusiasm. But gist at University of Texas Southwest-
In 2017 the agency, for the first time, percent of most solid tumor types, it also has spurred skepticism, in part ern and Children’s Health in Dallas
approved an immunotherapy drug but is common in malignancies such because both the drugs and tests tend who was involved in her treatment.
for tumors with a specific genetic sig- to be expensive.
nature, regardless of where they orig- The FDA said the efficacy of the
inated in the body. But that treatment “Patient affordability is one of the drug was studied in three clinical tri-
had been cleared for several cancers, big barriers to precision medicine als involving 55 children and adults.
including advanced melanoma. right now,” said Carolyn Presley, a The patients had a 75 percent overall
geriatric oncologist at Ohio State Uni- response rate across different types
The drug approved last week is for versity Comprehensive Cancer Cen- of solid tumors, with almost all the
patients with advanced solid tumors ter. “Show me the money – how are responses lasting six months and 39
containing what’s called an NTRK you going to pay for it?” percent lasting a year or more. Com-
gene fusion, a hybrid of two genes mon side effects included fatigue,
that can promote uncontrolled cell But Elizabeth Jaffee, an oncologist nausea and dizziness.
growth. Cancers of the thyroid, lung, at Johns Hopkins, said that the cost
and head and neck, among others, can of sequencing has been falling and
be caused by the defect. The drug is that precision medicine “is going
for patients whose cancer has spread to be the way to treat cancer in the
or who would experience severe com- future.” And David Hyman, an on-
plications by undergoing surgery and cologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering
have no satisfactory alternatives. Cancer Center who led pivotal tri-
als of larotrectinib, said: “There’s no
The price for the breakthrough drug way that in five to 10 years we will be
is high. The drug’s manufacturer, taking care of patients with cancer
Loxo Oncology, Inc., and its partner
Bayer, announced that the wholesale
acquisition cost will be $32,800 for a
30-day supply of capsules for adults.
The cost for the liquid formulation for
children will be based on the patient’s
surface area but will start at $11,000
The companies said that they ex-
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The Living Room Art Gallery & Wine Bar: Definitely different
REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER Lodi region called Freakshow, by the Mediterranean Plate. Shrimp
[email protected] Michael David Winery. Somehow, it Cocktail.
seemed fitting so we ordered the $42 PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Lured in by the photos on The Living bottle of wine without asking the price Long Island
Room Art Gallery & Wine Bar’s Face- and we enjoyed our Freakshow very Chef’s Creation. Cheesecake.
book page of their very Gatsby grand much.
opening, and the promise of some Flatbread and Caprese. finished his last set at 11 p.m.
good, live jazz music, I invited a friend The menus at The Living Room Altogether the food was exception-
on a girls’ night adventure last Friday to glow so you can see the selections in horseradish sauce was the perfect ac-
check the place out. the mood lighting. Everything we saw companiment to the sliders, which al. So was the wine and the service.
looked wonderful, but our server in- were served with red grapes and cole Whether or not The Living Room lives
First of all, it’s beautiful, elegant and formed us that they were out of five or slaw. The charcuterie platter was also up to becoming a “jazz club” is yet to
charming. The whole place is gleaming six different items. Fortunately the two very tasty, with Italian salami, really be seen, but we will check the enter-
white, down to the baby grand piano we chose, the Cold Cutter Platter ($22) nice, paper-thin prosciutto, some more tainment lineup and return again to
in the corner, with just enough tasteful and the Prime Rib Sliders ($15) were of that good prime rib, roasted turkey, sample some of the dishes that were
black and chrome accents. The light- available. We put everything on the lazy provolone, gouda and swiss cheeses, eighty-sixed on Friday night’s menu.
ing is dim and romantic. The staff is Susan to share. served with crunchy baguette slices
over-the-top friendly and professional, and a coarse, spicy brown mustard. We encourage you to send feedback to
the manager and the owner both came The three, decent-sized sliders were Our dishes also came with some cubed [email protected]
over to say hello and check on us. The excellent, the prime rib was tender and pineapple and papaya, so the savory
Living Room is a classy place for a date juicy, the bread was fresh, the caramel- and sweet taste combinations we could The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
night or to meet up with friends. Give it ized onions were delicious and the mild create were many. dines anonymously at restaurants at the
a try. How long you’ll linger there, and expense of this newspaper.
whether you’ll enjoy it and go back often When we left around 9:30 p.m., at a
is, frankly, a matter of personal taste. time when Historic Downtown Mel- RESTAURANT HOURS
bourne is typically just kicking into 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Tues. - Thurs.
We’ll try it one more time, some other high gear, there was only one high-top 4 p.m. - midnight Sat. & Sun.
night. I’ve worked in restaurants and of patrons remaining. Maybe they got
bars enough to know that every place another wave of business before Beach BEVERAGES
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out from Christmas, and the oldsters Historic Downtown Melbourne
were saving up their going-out gump-
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and choosing family-style eateries.
The Living Room is a slightly swanky
tapas and wine place decorated with
cool art, not a homestyle buffet or a
four-course dinner place, though they
do offer a small kids’ menu, plus sand-
wiches and flatbreads.
I arrived around 7:30 p.m., my dining
companion was a few minutes behind.
After being offered a high-top table and
asking for a low one instead, I was seat-
ed at a lovely, large glass-top table di-
rectly in front of the live entertainment
that night, one-man-band Paul Beach.
He was playing Kenny G and Dave Koz-
style music and some tunes we had not
heard in 20 or 30 years. When my com-
panion arrived and sat down, Beach
moved in behind and between us play-
ing the saxophone (picture a roving ma-
riachi) and we realized the whole show,
with us front and center, was being vid-
eotaped by someone using a cell phone
Apparently we looked like good
sports to be serenaded. It was awkward.
After that, we needed an adult bever-
age. Upon asking our server for a bold
cabernet, she told us they were out of
several of the listed red wines, but that
she had one that wasn’t on the menu.
It was a California cabernet from the
30 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
The envelope, please: Here are the top 10 wines of 2018
STORY BY ELIN MCCOY land. The crisp blanc de blancs has vigneron Christophe Baron presided to a vertical tasting of their red – eight
Bloomberg deep lemony fruit and toasty notes; over a rare seminar on his cult syrahs. vintages that end in the number seven,
like fabulous, impossible-to-find lux- All had the spicy complexity of the best from a barrel sample of 2017 back to one
My year-end wine review found me ury cuvées Virginie and Adele, it rivals northern Rhône reds. Washington state from 1947. Most were poor years – until
leafing through notes on the 4,000 or Champagne quality. wines should be more widely loved! the final one in the lineup: The year 1947
so wines I tasted in 2018 to select my brought one of the few legendary vintag-
“best of the best.” 1990 Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvi- 2015 Bonny Doon Vineyard Popelou- es of the 20th century for Bordeaux.
gnon Old Vine Reserve chum Grenache
This year, my picks range from a 1995 Louis Roederer Cristal Vino-
Champagne-quality blanc de blancs I attended half a dozen retrospec- This delicious grenache was an ex- theque
sparkler from New Zealand to a cult syr- tives of California cabernets this year, citing taste of the future: an experi-
ah from Washington state to an unusual but the one that most stood out was at mental first vintage from winemaker- Last summer, I lunched with vision-
bargain from the remote island of Pan- Mount Eden Vineyards, perched 2,000 pundit Randall Grahm’s new project ary winemaker Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon
telleria, along with a grand, sweet wine feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. on California’s Central Coast. The am- in Reims. We sampled several grand
that’s one of the world’s best values. The 1990 Old Vine Reserve was one of bitious idea behind his Popelouchum vintages of Cristal Champagne, includ-
my several favorites, with cigar box and (Pop-loh-shoom) estate is to create an ing the 1995 Cristal Vinotheque, a new,
Overlooked grapes, undervalued berry aromas and layers of deep, rich American grand cru – a unique, great further-aged version first released last
classics, dry wines from sweet wine fruit – proof that Napa cabernets are wine that reflects American terroir. year. It’s wonderfully seductive, com-
regions, and new sparkling wines will not the only ones that age with dignity. bining ultra-fine bubbles with a silk
help shape what we drink in 2019. 1947 Château Smith Haut Lafitte and velvet texture, aromas of truffles,
2014 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vine- Rouge and enormous complexity.
2016 Marco de Bartoli Integer Zibibbo yard Walla Walla Valley
On my first-ever visit to the remote Just before the official en primeur 2015 Domaine de la Romanée-
Italian island of Pantelleria, I found my At Matter of Taste, a wine weekend tasting week in Bordeaux, the owners Conti, Romanée-Conti
bargain of the year: this fragrant, pow- put on in New York by Robert M. Parker’s of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Flor-
erful, dry white, with citrus and chamo- The Wine Advocate, Washington state ence and Daniel Cathiard, invited me For a Burgundy aficionado such
mile flavors. It’s made from native grape as myself, Domaine de la Romanée-
zibibbo, used only for the island’s fa- Conti’s annual pre-release tasting is
mous sweet passito wine until Sicilian special, a rare chance to compare the
winemaker Marco de Bartoli saw its dry- same vintage of all the domaine’s eight
style potential. It’s one more example of wines, each from a grand cru vineyard.
how sweet wine regions (think Tokaji) 2015 was a perfect year. This one, from
are making dry wines from their grapes. the Domaine’s tiny Romanée-Conti
2007 Klein Constantia Vin de Con- vineyard, was vinous perfection, with
stance amazing floral aromas and layers of
This opulent, apricot-colored nec- opulent, savory fruit.
tar from South Africa is one of the
world’s great sweet wines, prized by 1846 Old Sercial Madeira
Napoleon and Queen Victoria. I’d I was one of few people to witness
never tasted this superb vintage un- the recorking of a demijohn of this
til it was served at a small dinner at 19th century Madeira and later to
Pomerol’s Château Clinet, alongside sample it at a pre-auction tasting at
the great 2007 Château d’Yquem. Christie’s. Dry, tangy, rich, and salty,
NV No. 1 Family Estate No. 1 Reserve with piercing acidity, this was a taste
My surprise of the year was a bril- from another time – 172 years old –
liant sparkling wine discovered on a with a violets-and-vanilla aroma that
weeks-long tasting tour of New Zea- lingered, even in an empty glass. Ma-
deira is immortal.
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Please send calendar information Island. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children.
at least two weeks prior to your Active and retired military Free. Live music, Key
Lime pie toss, Key Lime pie eating contest.
calen[email protected] 20 Eastminster Presbyterian Church Or-
gan Dedication, 3 p.m. at 106 N. River-
ONGOING side Drive, Indialanric. David Vogeding performs
on restored 1920’s era pipe organ. Free admis-
Satellite Beach Farmers‘ Market, 10 a.m. to sion, the public is welcome. Call (321)723-8371
5 p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A, or go to www.epcfl.org.
21 Unity in Diversity Peace Rally in honor
JANUARY of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.,
11 a.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hi-
biscus Blvd. Call Estella Edwards (321)544-9798 or
Rose Holloway (321)432-0292 for details.
2-4 Space Coast Crew Winter Learn-to- january 20 | Eastminster Presbyterian Church Organ Dedication 23-28 Space Coast Birding and
Row Camp for students in grades Wildlife Festival, various lo-
7-12 during winter school break at the SCC Oars perform in a very funny play about an all-wom- Light refreshments including beverages will be cations in Titusville. https://scbwf.org/
and Paddles Park Boat House, 1329 Banana en’s fishing tournament by local playwright, provided and participants are invited to bring
River Drive, Indian Harbour Beach. Cost is $90 Clark Semmes (Hurricane Helga). Questions? a brown bag lunch. To register, go to www. 25 Sock Hop dance with music by the Rock
for three mornings of camp, 8:30 to 11 a.m. All Text Donna Roberts at (305)240-0125. lwv-spacecoast.org (events/timely topics). For and Roll Revue, 7 to 10 p.m. at the
participants must complete a swim test prior to more information, contact Jo Shim at (321) Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.,
camp. www.spacecoastcrew.org 11 The Melbourne Chamber Music Society 431-9932 or [email protected] Dance to music of the 50s and 60s provided by an
will present the Pacifica String Quartet 8-piece combo with a male vo-calist and a Doo-
3-6 Cirque Italia Gold Unit on stage at in a concert of the music of Haydn, Shostakovich, 13 Florida Magician of the Year Contest, Wop trio. Tickets $10 available at the door or any
Wickham Park, Melbourne. Shows and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s United 2 p.m. at the Cocoa Village Playouse, Swingtime or Melbourne Municipal Band event.
at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 4:30 p.m. Saturday Methodist Church, Indialantic, FL,. Tickets are youth and adult competition. Call (321) 636- Also at WMMB Radio in Melbourne, at Marion
and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Acrobat- $35 adults, and $10 students, and are available at 5050 for tickets. Music in Palm Bay, Brass and Reed Music Center
ics, comedy, juggling, death-defying feats and (321)213-5100, online at melbournechambermu- in Merritt Island, Guitar Haven in Indian Harbour
more, surrounded by a ring of animated wa- sicsociety.org, or at the door. 19 Opening day of Brevard Renaissance Beach, Art Gallery of Viera in Viera, Ocean Sports
ter and light show. Tickets $10-$50 at www. Fair, runs through Feb. 3 at Wickham World in Cocoa Beach and Genesis Boutique in
cirqueitalia.com 12 League of Women Voters of the Park in Melbourne. Education Day is Feb. 1. Melbourne. Call (321)339-7705 or go to http://
Space Coast (LWVSC) Timely Top- Advance tickets now on sale at www.brevardre- www.melbournemunicipalband.org for details.
7 The South Beach Players, Melbourne ics presentation on Reproductive Rights from naissancefair.com
Beach’s community theater group, is hold- 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Catherine Sch- 25-26 Immaculate Conception
ing auditions for its new comedy, “The Fishing weinsberg Rood Central Library, 308 Forrest 19 8th Annual Florida Key Lime Festival 10 Church Women’s Guild
Tournament” at 7 p.m. at the Floridana Beach Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922. The event is free, a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brevard Veterans Me- Annual Rummage and Boutique Sale, 8:30
Civic Association clubhouse at 6635 Hwy A1A, but registration is required by January 11. morial Center, 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon
Melbourne Beach. The community theater Saturday at 3780 Highway A1A Melbourne
group is seeking eight women and six men to Beach(321)327-5907.
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN 26 Eau Gallie Arts District celebrates the an-
in December 27, 2018 Edition 1 CANNY 1 CONSTRAINT niversary of the end of Prohibition with
4 BELIES 2 NARRATE Whiskey In the District. World-class whiskeys, good
7 NIRVANA 3 YEARNED food, music and other drink. Tickets cost $75 per
8 BALM 4 BLANCH person. www.whiskeyinthedistrict.com
10 TRAIN 5 LOBBY
11 CRYPTIC 6 ECLAT MARCH
14 ECHO 9 ACCEPTANCE
16 AGENDA 12 ROSE Third Annual “Brevard’s Got Talent” 2019
18 SCYTHE 13 PRY Competition at the Melbourne Auditorium,
21 PREY 15 CAPS presented by Space Coast Cultural Arts & Busi-
23 NOURISH 17 NOR ness Organization Charities. For more informa-
26 CHART 19 CYCLOPS tion, visit www.sccabo.org; call/text 321-215-
27 RUNG 20 TWADDLE 1226 or 321-431-1614.
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BREVARD INDIAN RIVER
Aquarina resort lifestyle
awaits in updated golf villa
130 Whaler Drive in Aquarina Beach and Country Club: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,997-square-foot
golf villa offered for $450,000 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s listing agents
Renée Winkler and Carola Mayerhoeffer: 321-302-1049
34 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Aquarina resort lifestyle awaits in updated golf villa
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER The 1,997-square-foot home is im- Other recent work includes repaint- The second bedroom, located past
[email protected] maculate and has a well-maintained ing the interior and exterior and in- a full bathroom, has access to the
yard with established landscaping. stalling a new hot water heater. There screened porch/lanai.
The three-bedroom, two-bath, golf Renovations completed in 2018 in- is customized shelving in closets and
course villa at 130 Whaler Drive in Aqua- clude new vinyl plank Cortec floor- pantries, and blinds and other win- The open floor plan unit is filled
rina Beach and Country Club offers ing throughout and a new 4-ton dow treatments are provided. with natural lighting maximized by
high-end details and a screened lanai for HVAC system. 12-foot ceilings in many rooms that
entertaining during pleasant weather. The home’s Mediterranean theme drop to 11 feet in the eat-in kitchen
is reflected in its multicolored barrel- with breakfast nook.
Todd Ostrander Top 1% of Brevard tiled roof, arches and other architec-
“Door to the East Shore” ® County Agents tural details. The master bathroom The dining area and a great room
321.749.8405 features double vanity sinks, am focus on the screened porch, which
Over 175 Million oversized garden tub and a walk-in serves as a lanai, adding to the living
shower. There is a laundry room with area during Florida’s many months
SOLD! washer and dryer included. of wonderful spring, fall and winter
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130 WHALER DR.,
“I like that it’s spacious and light. barrier island’s premier ocean to river lighted by the 18-hole golf course Neighborhood:
And it has a great golf course view. country club development. winding through oak and sable ham- Ocean Breeze at Aquarina
You look right onto the 11th fairway,’’ mocks, sand dunes and river marsh- Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
said Treasure Coast Sotheby’s co-list- The unit is located on a cul de sac es. Designed by golf course architect Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms
ing agent Renee Winkler. street in the gated Aquarina communi- Charles Ankrom, the contoured par-
ty, which is situated seven miles south 62 layout provides plenty of challeng- Year built: 2002
The home is perfect for a couple of Publix at Driftwood Plaza and five es for all skill levels. Construction:
that wants to find a way to comfort- miles north of Sebastian Inlet. concrete block, stucco
ably downsize while still enjoying all Other community amenities in-
the best that Florida has to offer in the The Aquarina resort lifestyle in- Roof: Tile
cludes a full slate of amenities high- CONTINUED ON PAGE 39 Home size: 1,997 square feet of
air-conditioned living space;
2,438 square feet under roof.
Additional features: Breakfast
bar, breakfast nook, pantry,
walk-in closets, master bath-
room suite with double sinks,
garden tub, walk-in shower;
laundry with washer and dryer
included; screened patio/lanai
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing price: $450,000
36 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Dec. 21 to Dec. 27
The real estate market was surprisingly strong in the days over Christmas in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903
and 32937. Satellite Beach and Indialantic led the way with 7 sales each, followed by Melbourne Beach and
Indian Harbour Beach each reporting 3 transactions.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home on Tortoise Island in Satellite Beach. The residence at 371
Lanternback Island Drive was placed on the market June 23 for $925,000. The asking price more recently
was $895,000. The sale closed on Dec. 27 for $825,000.
The seller was represented by Christopher Crissy of Crissy Real Estate. The purchaser was represented by
Elizabeth Frommann of Coldwell Banker Paradise.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
CRYSTAL LAKE 2ND ADD 5070 SEILER ST 1/26/2018 $795,000 $625,000 12/27/2018 $585,000
NONE 2589 HIGHWAY A1A #105 1/18/2018 $469,900 $415,000 12/27/2018 $390,000
WHISPERING WINDS CON 110 WINDRUSH PL 1 11/17/2018 $235,000 $235,000 12/27/2018 $218,655
SALES FOR 32903
CLARIDGE OCEANFRONT 1515 N HIGHWAY A1A 201 7/3/2018 $925,000 $925,000 12/27/2018 $900,000
SANCTUARY THE 628 PEREGRINE DR 6/30/2018 $498,750 $435,000 12/26/2018 $420,000
OUTRIGGER CONDO 1555 N HIGHWAY A1A 302 10/4/2018 $379,000 $369,000 12/27/2018 $353,000
OUTRIGGER CONDO 1555 N HIGHWAY A1A 404 8/31/2018 $355,000 $355,000 12/21/2018 $330,250
NONE 2275 VENETIA PL 6/28/2018 $289,000 $277,900 12/21/2018 $255,000
STUART TERRACE 116 NEPTUNE CT 10/12/2018 $299,000 $299,000 12/21/2018 $255,000
PALM COLONY CLUB CON 2700 N HIGHWAY A1A 11-201 10/27/2018 $149,000 $149,000 12/21/2018 $147,000
SALES FOR 32937
CRISTAL CONDO PHS 2 1907 HIGHWAY A1A 206 7/16/2018 $599,900 $579,900 12/27/2018 $550,000
6/19/2018 $349,000 $305,000 12/27/2018 $295,000
CRESTHAVEN SAT BCH 1 548 HOLLY DR 7/24/2018 $330,000 $300,000 12/21/2018 $285,000
9/27/2018 $265,000 $265,000 12/26/2018 $257,000
VILLA SIENA OF SATEL 529 SIENA CT 8/24/2018 $250,000 $240,000 12/26/2018 $240,000
10/24/2018 $245,000 $245,000 12/21/2018 $235,000
UNRECORDED BARBERRY 56 SUNSET ST 8/21/2018 $295,000 $225,000 12/21/2018 $215,000
9/12/2018 $244,900 $219,900 12/21/2018 $201,000
WATERWAY ESTATES REP 445 S WATERWAY DR 12/30/2017 $179,500 $185,000 12/21/2018 $175,000
TOWNHOMES OF SATELLITE BEACH 194 QUEENS CT
INDIAN HRBR BCH S5 217 MICANOPY CT
MICHIGAN BEACH SUBD 260 CINNAMON DR
BURNS VILLAGE SEC 1 1118 MARY JOYE AVE
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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: None, Address: 2275 Venetia Pl Subdivision: Palm Colony Club Con, Address: 2700 N Highway A1A 11-201
Listing Date: 6/28/2018 Listing Date: 10/27/2018
Original Price: $289,000 Original Price: $149,000
Recent Price: $277,900 Recent Price: $149,000
Sold: 12/21/2018 Sold: 12/21/2018
Selling Price: $255,000 Selling Price: $147,000
Listing Agent: Michael Swanson Listing Agent: Claudine Sloms
Selling Agent: Sand Dollar Realty Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Terry Henderson Pat Lutz
Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. Banana River Realty
Subdivision: Outrigger Condo, Address: 1555 N Highway A1A 302 Subdivision: Villa Siena of Satel, Address: 529 Siena Ct
Listing Date: 10/4/2018 Listing Date: 7/24/2018
Original Price: $379,000 Original Price: $330,000
Recent Price: $369,000 Recent Price: $300,000
Sold: 12/27/2018 Sold: 12/21/2018
Selling Price: $353,000 Selling Price: $285,000
Listing Agent: Todd Ostrander Listing Agent: Carol & Jack Freese
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise
Todd Ostrander Misty Morrison
RE/MAX Elite RE/MAX Alternative Realty
38 Thursday, January 3, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Crystal Lake 2nd Add, Address: 5070 Seiler St Subdivision: None, Address: 2589 Highway A1A #105
Listing Date: 1/26/2018 Listing Date: 1/18/2018
Original Price: $795,000 Original Price: $469,900
Recent Price: $625,000 Recent Price: $415,000
Sold: 12/27/2018 Sold: 12/27/2018
Selling Price: $585,000 Selling Price: $390,000
Listing Agent: Sharon Bross Listing Agent: Pamela Vanderveer
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite Selling Agent: Vanderveer Properties
Dawn Atkinson Diane Moon
The Real Estate Firm of FL,Inc RE/MAX Elite
JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: The Sanctuary, Address: 628 Peregrine Dr
Waterfrontbrevard.com Listing Date: 6/30/2018
Original Price: $498,750
THE HOUSING MARKET IS MOVING FAST - DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND. Recent Price: $435,000
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $420,000
WE’LL GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Peggy Penridge
131 SEVENTH AVENUE • INDIALANTIC, FL 32903 Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite
$429,000 Pamela Wise
4 BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM 2,046 SF
2 CAR GARAGE • .23 ACRES • SPARKLING POOL Dreyer & Associates R.E. Grp.
324 SEVENTH AVENUE • INDIALANTIC, FL 32903
Subdivision: Claridge Oceanfront, Address: 1515 N Highway A1A 201
Listing Date: 7/3/2018
Original Price: $925,000
Recent Price: $925,000
Selling Price: $900,000
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
Subdivision: Cristal Condo Phs 2, Address: 1907 Highway A1A 206
COMING SOON! Listing Date: 7/16/2018
4 BED 2 BATH 1740 SF • WALK TO THE BEACH! Original Price: $599,900
FULLY REMODELED! NEW ROOF • SOUTH OF 5TH AVE! Recent Price: $579,900
OUR CK PROMISE TO YOU... Selling Price: $550,000
Listing Agent: Timothy Harber
MAXIMUM EXPOSURE • EXPERTS IN NEGOTIATIONS
GUARANTEED RESULTS Selling Agent: Harber Realty, Inc.
David Curri Jay Alford
Broker/Owner Satellite Beach Realty
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 REAL ESTATE
clude a clubhouse and well-equipped At the end of Whaler Drive, near
fitness center; a tennis club with six the for-sale unit, is a path that leads
Har-Tru Green Clay courts; private directly to the beach, crossing State
access to the Indian River with boat Road A1A.
ramp, and boat and kayak storage;
and private fishing piers on the river. “This is resort-style living,’’ Win-
A new beach club on the ocean has kler said.
private beach access and parking.
The home is being offered for