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06/02/2017 ISSUE 22

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A8 A16 B11Caring for the tiniest
Inside Lawnwood’s NICU
Celebrating ‘Oceans’ Workshop is the word

Aquarium awash in activities Writers gather weekly at library

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 22 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

POLICE: WOMAN Flying Panda
HAD SEX WITH revolutionizes
TEEN NEIGHBOR PSL recreation

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] [email protected]

A woman sits in the St. Lucie Peals of laughter and screams
of delight echoed throughout the
County Jail on $125,000 bond af- Flying Panda the night before its
official opening. The “extreme rec-
ter police say she had sex with a reation,” so-much-more-than-a-
trampoline-park, held a VIP night
teenager living in her apartment for friends and family of the 50 em-
ployees last Thursday.
complex.
“The response so far has been
The woman, identified as insane,” general manager Vin-
ny Grosso said, looking over the
38-year-old Rebecca Mcgraw, fac- throngs of teens and adults play-
ing trampoline basketball, tram-
es five felony counts of sexual ac- poline dodgeball, swinging on the
trapeze, and braving the heights of
tivity with a minor, stemming from the free fall.

an investigation that was conduct- This week, Flying Panda has
been putting the final touches on
ed in February. the parking lot, necessitating some
changes to the hours of operation.
Mcgraw was initially investigat- The park is using its social media
– Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
ed after a com- – to keep visitors apprised of the
day’s hours.
plaint was filed Mark Doucette, Master Sergeant with
the Treasure Coast High School JROTC, Ella Parolski, 14, and her friend
alleging abuse salutes while calling his group to order Mackenzie Demers, 12, were
during Memorial Day remembrances among the lucky ones to check out
of her own two at Veterans Memorial Park. the Flying Panda before opening
day. Parolski said her favorite ap-
children – one PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN paratus was the stunt jump.

MCGRAW of whom is The stunt jump is a fall from a
7-foot height (it feels a lot higher
young enough Heroes have tireless advocate in Teegardin when you’re standing on the ledge
and looking down) onto a profes-
to be in a stroller. Though those sional stunt-landing airbag, com-
plete with a bullseye.
child abuse allegations were later
Demers said – for her – the best
deemed unfounded, the inves- part of Flying Panda is the Amer-

tigation led to the discovery of a BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent the hub of what goes on,” Teegardin added. CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

possible sexual relationship with It’s not really the role he asked for, but Wayne Tucked in the Florida Statutes is a 1945 law that

a 15-year-old boy, according to re- Teegardin is the face of the St Lucie County’s vet- gave the state’s 67 counties the option to have vet-

CONTINUED ON PAGE A12 erans. eran service officers, county employees who

Water tests seek Indeed, he’s something of the county’s help veterans file claims and appeals to
microbes’ source
Top Vet. the Department of Veteran Af-

Teegardin manages the coun- fairs. Almost all counties have

ty’s Veteran Services and took them. A couple contract with

the lead in getting the state to highly-regarded veteran service

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent build the Ardie R. Copas State organizations to do that work.

Port St. Lucie is testing its wa- Veterans’ Nursing Home in Tra- Most of the congressional-
ters for microbes to track down
their sources. dition. ly-chartered veterans organi-

“The first sample was June “There are so many people zations have service officers.
2016,” Dale Majewski, program
manager, said. who do good things in veterans They’re usually volunteers who

June 1 starts the city’s fertil- organizations,” Teegardin said. are retired, or have jobs, too.
izer restriction season, too. Fer-
tilizers with nitrogen and phos- “But (county veteran service County veteran service officers

CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 officers) do become regular work with veterans full time,

conduits for veterans’ needs and folks in and out of the veter-

and services. We’re defiantly in Wayne Teegardin. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN CONTINUED ON PAGE A4

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OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9

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WATER TESTS HOW VERY GRAD-IFYING! form are unavoidable. For example, bird
droppings.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Treasure Coast High School valedictorian Camilo Tamayo and St. Lucie West Centennial High School valedictorian Kiara
Laurent address their respective graduating classes at commencement ceremonies last week. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN However, other forms are manageable.
phorus are banned until Sept. 30. The “We also sampled for human markers;
two nutrients feed waterborne bacteria. which runs between St. Lucie West and cal coliform,” Majewski said. they test for DNA,” Majewski.
As the fertilizer-restriction season starts, Tradition, along with the C-24, County As the name suggests, fecal coliform The Florida Department of Environ-
the city is awaiting opportunities to get Line Canal, which runs along Tradition’s mental Protection is handling the test-
more water samples to track sources of southern side. originates in the intestines and pass- ing for Port St. Lucie and other partners
unwanted bacteria. es into the environment through waste in the tracking study. Majewski said he’s
“The main thing is we sampled for fe- elimination. Some forms of fecal coli- been exploring the watersheds with re-
Last summer blue-green algae mi- searchers from the state. He said they’ve
grating from Lake Okeechobee to the St. found potential problems, such as peo-
Lucie and Indian rivers was all the talk on ple living in RVs near waterways leaving
the Treasure Coast. The algae affected the drain valves open.
South Fork mostly. The North Fork largely “We’re walking the watersheds and
avoided the blue-green algae, but it spent we’re looking for stuff like that,” Majew-
the summer with enteric bacteria warn- ski said.
ing signs put up by the St. Lucie County He said the C-23 and C-24 have shown
Health Department. some of the lowest levels of bacteria.
“We have done five (samples) so far,”
Mayor Greg Oravec repeatedly said Majewski said. “We’re waiting on (taking)
at meetings, “It’s hard to be No. 1 when the sixth one.”
you’ve got No. 2 in your river.” The sixth needs to be shortly after a
large rain. Majewski said city staff are
So the City Council decided to act. prepared with needed sampling equip-
“The City Council tasked city staff to ment and are waiting for that rain.
see if we could find, track down, some of After that sample is done, the city will
the sources for (enteric) bacteria in the get a report done. The report will help the
river,” Majewski said. city formulate plans for reducing the wa-
The study launched in collaboration terborne bacteria.
with St. Lucie County and the health de- Majewski said residents of commu-
partment. Fort Pierce joined in testing its nities that contract their lawns care can
waters, too. In all, there are more than 20 help keep the summertime fertilizer
sample points for waters in and heading moratorium by urging homeowners as-
to the St. Lucie’s North Fork. Port St. Lucie sociations to check that companies are
and others are getting water from those avoiding the banned fertilizers. 
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Among the sample points are the C-24,

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WAYNE TEEGARDIN Always in our hearts ... on the backs of men like him.
“We were outside the wire every day,” Teegar-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
din said. “We constantly got attacked out there.
He later added, “We went through one ambush

ans community get to know them. where we had eight killed and 57 injured.”

“I’ve had the police pick veterans up and bring Teegardin started work with the county in risk

them to my office,” Teegardin said. “They say, management, but when he saw a job opening for

‘He’s a veteran; he’s yours.’” veteran services, he leapt at the chance to work

While Teegardin’s top job description is to file there. He was there for a couple years when the

veterans’ claims and appeals to the VA, he ends Florida Department of Veteran Affairs mailed

up doing much more. The VA doesn’t have many letters to the county saying it was one of 10 pos-

services that veterans find themselves needing. sible sites for the seventh state veterans’ nursing

Teegardin gets calls from community-assistance home.

organizations, churches, social workers and oth- The county had only days to move on the

ers. They hope if he can’t file claims to the VA for news and send the state veterans department a

things veterans need, then maybe he’ll know or- letter of interest. Eight counties joined the com-

ganizations that can help. petition. The county’s board of commission-

Usually he does. ers largely placed Teegardin in the forefront of

“We have many good partners in the commu- finding a suitable location and convincing the

nity,” Teegardin said. site-selection committee to pick St. Lucie.

Sometimes veterans in need head to the The county and other governmental bodies

county’s veteran services just out of desperation. in it didn’t have a suitable location to meet the

“We’re here and they don’t always know where state’s requirements. Then the Tradition Land

else to go,” Teegardin said. Company came forward and donated 28 acres

Teegardin has even taken calls from suicidal for the home.

veterans. One was from Miami. A local veteran “We ended up with a 600-page application,”

with a history of drug and alcohol abuse was Teegardin said. “It had to have all kinds of en-

there on a binge when he sank into hopeless- gineering reports and supportive letters and all

ness. Not knowing who else to reach out to, the kinds of things.”

veteran called his county service officer. Teegar- Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet ap-

din was able to get him help from more than 100 proved the veterans home site-selection com-

miles away. mittees’ recommendation to build the home in

Teegardin is unusual. He’s a Vietnam veteran. Tradition. Teegardin then found himself in the

That’s not unusual. About a third of the state’s 1.5 forefront of convincing the governor and cabi-

million veterans are Vietnam-era. What’s unusu- net to name it after Fort Pierce Metal of Honor

al is he’s also an Operation Iraqi Freedom veter- recipient Ardie R. Copas.

an. With Memorial Day just past, and the anniver-

He joined the Army in 1969, and landed in an sary of Operation Neptune, D-Day, approaching

unexpected occupation for the Army. Vince Lavalle, president of the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 564, lays a wreath in memory of those on June 6, a lot of folks are thinking about the
“When I got to Vietnam, I became a deep sea who served and died during Memorial Day remembrances at Veterans Memorial Park. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN veterans in their lives. Teegardin said get them to

diver,” Teegardin said. “That was for the Army.” his office. He said many veterans have benefits

Yep, just as the Navy has sailors that do much of their work Berets, although civil affairs fell under the same command. due them and don’t know.

in ground operations — such as the storied SEALs — the “We were there to try to help the combat commanders “We still have World War II veterans coming in today ap-

Army has divers. Teegardin said much of his work in Vietnam stay out of trouble,” Teegardin said. plying for benefits for the first time,” Teegardin said.

was in underwater salvage and port construction. That is, the soldiers in civil affairs got familiar with the That helps more than just veterans. It’s also a boost for the

He served in the Army until 1978. Life went by for almost social and civil nuances of Iraq and gave out advice about local economy.

two decades. Then he decided to join the Army Reserves in how to keep in the good graces of the locals. Civil affairs had According to the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs,

1996. another important mission. there are 23,700 veterans receiving benefits of some kind in

“My mom didn’t tell me not to do it,” Teegardin joked. “We were helping (Iraqis) rebuild their government,” Tee- St. Lucie County. That brings in about $201 million a year

Eight years later, Teegardin headed to Iraq. He wasn’t div- gardin said. from the federal government.

ing anymore. “That was my primary mission. We were helping them get

“I went into civil affairs, what was part of Special Opera- ready for their first elections.” St. Lucie County Veteran Services is at 1664 SE Walton

tions,” he said. Insurgents, of course, wanted to make the Americans fail Road, suite 205, in Port St. Lucie. The phone number is 772-

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ExAspsiastendsLiivoinng AQUARIUM AWASH IN ACTIVITY TO
Su2m01m7er CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY

GREAT NEWS BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent little animals that look nothing like we

We Heard You. Dress to get wet and head to the St. recognize (as adults),” Hoffman said.

Instead of extending our waitlist, Lucie County Aquarium this Saturday. It’s Just as a caterpillar doesn’t reveal the
Brennity at Tradition is expanding our
Assisted Living community. Construction World Oceans Day. adult butterfly it’ll become, plankton nev-
is nearly complete and a few brand new
apartments are still available, but won’t last long. “The actual day for Word Oceans Day er look like what they’ll become. They’re

Come see what the Brennity is June 8,” Bill Hoffman, exhibit manager tiny, but are one of the most important
Difference will mean for you.
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cided to celebrate it on the first Saturday of “Those little larvae will drop down to

the month.” the bottom and go through a metamor-

Fret not, this isn’t dull professors lectur- phosis,” Hoffman said. “Then they take on

ing in halls. This is hands-on, get-wet-and- the lifestyle we’re used to seeing them in.”

have-fun science with the pros. In other words, they go down plank-

“Anybody who comes prepared – just ton and come up adult invertebrates and

wearing shoes you can wear in the water – sometimes vertebrates. Hoffman said re-

they can go seining with the researchers,” searching them is important for a num-

Hoffman said. Put another way, attendees ber of reasons. A big one is the fact that

plankton that find their way to the

Indian River Lagoon area almost

never started life there. Remem-

ber, plankton can’t swim against

currents. “Most of our lobsters that

are born here get caught up in the

gulf stream and end up in the Car-

olinas and farther up north,” Hoff-

man said.

So where do Florida lobsters

come from? Probably the Carib-

bean, Hoffman said. Knowing
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY AQUARIUM things like that helps researchers

will jump into the Indian River Lagoon inform policy makers about the borderless

with aquarium researchers. They’ll drag oceans.

some nets to see what fascinating research World Ocean Day will be at the St. Lucie

samples they catch. There’s all kinds of County Aquarium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

critters in that water – crabs, pipefish, sea In addition to science, there’ll be lots of

slugs and lots more things that make chil- children’s crafts and other fun. The first

dren squeal with excitement. 50 children will get gift bags.

Smithsonian researchers will do show- Regular admission rates apply, but any

and-tells, too, so people can better under- admission paid for this Saturday will allow

stand the science they’re doing. one readmission later. Admission is $4 for

“We’re doing extra behind-the-scenes adults and $3 for children and youths 4 to

tours,” Hoffman said. 17. Additionally, those 55 and older are $3.

One researcher’s going to get folks up The aquarium will have free admission

close to critters that are usually hard to on Tuesday, June 6. The aquarium doesn’t

see, with a microscope hooked up to com- charge admission the first Tuesday of ev-

puter screens. ery month.

“About 95 percent of all marine crea-

tures have planktonic babies,” Hoffman The aquarium is at 420 Seaway Dr., Fort

said. Pierce. More about the aquarium is at www.

Plankton are tiny creatures that can’t stlucieco.gov. Hoffman is at 772-465-3271,

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A call to residents to help protect sea turtles

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encourages residents to keep our beaches
sea-turtle friendly this summer. Nesting unattended beach furniture and other
season runs March 1-Nov. 15. Residents,
businesses and visitors can help sea turtles items from the beach at night. This ensures
by taking a few important steps:
that hatchlings don’t get caught up on their
• TURN OFF THE LIGHTS. Turn off any
SENIOR LIVING light sources (from buildings or flashlights) way to the ocean.
that are directly visible from the beach or
INDEPENDENT COTTAGES•ASSISTED LIVING•MEMORY CARE seaward of the primary dune between sun- • TEAR DOWN SAND CASTLES AND
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ST. LUCIE HONORS HIBISCUS CHILDREN’S CENTER

Hibiscus Children’s Center is hon- process and move forward towards a

ored to be the recipient of the 211 brighter future. The Hibiscus Sexual

Non-Profit Jewels of the Treasure Coast Abuse Treatment Program, a top-rated

award for “St. Lucie’s Organization of program in the state, provides special- Jolien Caraballo, Shannon Martin and Stephanie Morgan.

the Year.” This prestigious award was ized treatment services for children 3 City Council members
named to policy panels
presented at a lovely luncheon host- who are victims of sexual abuse, as well

ed by 211 HelpLine and attended by as for their families.

numerous wonderful Treasure Coast The Hibiscus Supporting Families

charities and community leaders. Hi- in Crisis Program provides services to

biscus Children’s Center congratulates families on a voluntary basis to assist The Florida League of Cities has ap-

all of the winners and is proud to be- during a crisis. This prevention pro- pointed three Port St. Lucie City Coun-

long to an incredible community that gram has a 99 percent success rate in cil members to serve on 2017-2018 Leg-

cares so much about those in need. keeping children out of the child wel- islative Policy Committees, providing

Paul Sexton, Hibiscus Children’s Paul Sexton, Hibiscus CEO/President, and Jeff Emmeluth, president of the fare system during and one year follow- a local voice for issues such as trans-
Hibiscus St. Lucie Outreach Committee, accept the award from Sharon
Center CEO/president, was thrilled to ing services. portation, economic development and
Hibiscus’ newest program, Sanctu-
accept this award on behalf of staff, L’Herrou, 211 Helpline President/CEO. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYANN KETCHAM finance.

volunteers, supporters, and our chil- ary4Kids Emergency Shelter, is a “soft “Municipal officials are the driving

dren. He thanked the community for ie Community through several programs. landing” for abused children when force behind the League’s legislative suc-

their generous partnership in the fight Since its inception in 1985, over 50 percent they are initially removed from their homes cess,” said Florida League of Cities Legis-

against child abuse. Said Sexton: “I am of the children served in all of Hibiscus and need a temporary haven until the best lative Director Scott Dudley. “We appre-

very proud of this organization and the Children’s Center’s programs have origi- placement can be found. Trained staff ciate their willingness to serve.”

staff and volunteers who work diligently to nated from St. Lucie County. Receiving this members provide trauma-informed care to Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Shannon

ensure abused children have the resourc- award during the month of May is signifi- these vulnerable children, assisted by lov- Martin was appointed to serve on the

es and tools they need to recover and suc- cant because it is Mental Health Awareness ing volunteers. The three-bedroom home League’s Transportation and Intergov-

ceed. Together with this wonderful com- Month. Our Mental Health Team provides was generously donated and furnished by ernmental Relations Legislative Com-

munity, we are witnessing children’s lives professional counseling services to chil- Guardians For New Futures with wonderful mittee. Councilwoman Stephanie Mor-

changed every day for the better. It is an dren in the community and in Hibiscus’ support from our community. gan will serve on the League’s Finance,

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Bonz sure not ‘board’ at Puppy Paddle playdate

were reFRESHments! A good-lookin’ brindle
A buncha paddleboards were neatly
Hi Dog Buddies! pooch came down to the
lined up along the water’s edge, and a few
Well, there’s no chance I’ll EVER get pooches an their humans were already out water’s edge, on leash, with
bored as long as I’ve got this gig: I get to in the water when me and my assistant ar-
meet pawsome poocheroos every week rived. It looked like a floating Puppy Play his humans. He had that
(not to mention fab felines and the occa- Group.
sional zebra or pot-bellied pig). PLUS, I get Puppy Walk like he was still
to go to parties and have adVENtures. Max yoo-hooed me from his pad-
dleboard. Even tho he’s a fluffy little growing into his BIG paws.
Like, a coupla weeks ago, my pal Max poocheroo, he’s a take-charge kinda guy,
Dixon gave me an Ears-Up about an event real fren-ly. “Yo, Bonz! I’ll be right in.” His He didn’t look scared, but
him and his Mom Cindi and some other Mom steered their board over to the shore.
humans were doing over by the Vero Dog Of course, as a spaniel, I was real excited. he also didn’t look thrilled.
Park. It was the Second Annual Puppy I’ll sign up for pretty much anything that
Paddle. An you didn’t hafta be an ackshul involves getting’ wet. However, since I was I introduced myself, and
puppy. Grown-up pooches can do it, too. It On The Job, an takin’ notes, I hadda stay
was for FUN and socializing, of course, but dry. (Full Disclosure: I did manage to get he said, “I’m Buddy Clark.
also to help the Dog Park, which I know a my paws in, right at the edge.)
buncha you go to. My Aunt Mackenna and my
“Woof Max, this is a Totally Cool Kibbles
So, anyway, Max and his Mom run idea!” Daddy Taylor told me this
this nice dog spa, and they got togeth-
er with a coupla guys who have a kayak “I KNOW! Right?” Max grinned. “My hu- was gonna be FUN. But it’s
and paddleboard place, and planned it man buddies Chris Woodruff and Brent
all out. The pooches and their humans’d Bernhard brought these cool boards. Of a lot more water than in my
meet on a Sunday morning, right on the course, us pooches wear life jackets. I
river, near that big, tall bridge by the dog mean, it’s fine to be a Hot Dog, but NOT a dish at home. I’m not sure
park, and paddle around. Paddleboard Dumb Dog, right? Our first Puppy Paddle,
newbees could get lessons, too. AN, there last year, was for our customers, and it was I’m s’pose to get IN it. And
real popular. So we’re expanding. We get a
lotta boaters from Elsewhere who love the those floaty things are kin-
dog park, and this is extra added fun.”
da small.”

Buddy’s aunt got on one

of the floaty things while

his Dad led him into the

water.

“EEK! Wait!” Buddy was

sayin’ as his Dad sorta Cindi Dixon with Max.
schooshed him up onto the
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

board behind her. Buddy

gripped with all four paws

and looked around. As Buddy’s aunt began Meanhile, back on the water, Celeste

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don’t want my Daddy to be mad at me the board as his Mom, Phaedra, paddled

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Tiniest patients in excellent hands at Lawnwood NICU

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Melanie Munar, Naomi Seymour and Dr. Jaideep Gupta. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN tress syndrome – as among the most common prob-
[email protected] lems affecting premature babies.
to change dramatically. Its lungs must take in and let out
Each and every year roughly 500,000 tiny new- air. Its heart and circulatory system must operate inde- Those and other health difficulties can be caused
born babies in this country spend their very first pendently of its mother. Its digestive system must process or compounded by extremely low birth weights in
hours and days in a very strange new world. its own food and its immune system is on its own, as well. premature babies. Seymour says, at Lawnwood,
Even under the best of circumstances that can be a chal- “we have micro-preemies that have a very low birth
That world consists largely of mechanical ventila- lenge, but when a baby is born prematurely, the adaptive weight of only about 465 grams.”
tors, incubators, assorted rows of polyvinyl chloride challenge is far greater.
tubing, and banks of digitized monitoring devices: That is just slightly over 1 pound.
It’s called a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. The March of Dimes lists anemia and breathing prob- For comparison, the average full-term baby born
lems – including broncho-pulmonary dysplasia, persistent in the U.S. weights about 7.5 pounds.
A Norman Rockwell scene, it ain’t. pulmonary hypertension, pneumonia and respiratory dis- The unflappable Seymour then points out that
That said, Parenting Magazine calls NICUs “the Lawnwood is “the only level three neonatal inten-
safest place for a sick or premature baby” and points sive care unit on the Treasure Coast, and I believe
out NICUs boast an incredibly high survival rate for we’re the only pediatric intensive care unit on the
premature births – well over 90 percent. Treasure Coast, as well.”
Naomi Seymour, director of Women’s and Chil- Neonatal ICUs are ranked from level one to level
dren’s Services at Lawnwood Regional Medical four, with four being the highest certification. The
Center in Fort Pierce, oversees both the hospital’s American Academy of Pediatrics says level three
NICU and its Pediatric Intensive Care unit (PICU). NICUs such as Lawnwood’s “are differentiated by
“In the neonatal intensive care unit,” Seymour ex- their ability to provide care to newborn infants with
plains, “we take care of neonates from 22 weeks ges- widely differing degrees of complexity and risk.”
tation through full-term.” And while it might seem both complex and risky to
The Stanford University Children’s Health Center in transport fragile, newly born infants or premature babies
Palo Alto, Calif., says, “an NICU combines advanced tech- from, say, Sebastian or Vero Beach down to Lawnwood,
nology and highly trained healthcare professionals to pro- Seymour says it does happen.
vide specialized care for the tiniest patients.” “We do about two to three transports a month,” says
That’s precisely what Seymour along with Dr. Jaideep Seymour. “We have our own neonatal intensive care trans-
Gupta, Dr. Ivanelsie Delgado and NICU clinical manager port team [and] … a special team of our nurses. The child
Melanie Munar and some 60 others who staff the entire would need to be stabilized and then we would come and
second floor at Lawnwood are doing: providing highly get them and bring them here,” using either a helicopter or
specialized care to the youngest among us.
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent three-car garage and large drive, with ample
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Sometimes life throws you a challenge. the home set back, there is an air of privacy.
I was scheduled to see the house at 12109
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Take advantage of these “This home is in The Estates at Tradition, your eye. You can easily see guests sit-
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A strong May continued in the regional real estate market, as 22 single-family residences and
lots sold from May 22-26 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the residence at 10269 SW Visconti Way. First
listed in February for $559,000, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,733-square-foot home sold
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 9724 SW ROYAL POINCIANA DRIVE 3/3/2017 $335,990 5/22/2017 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11463 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 8/25/2016 $319,000 5/22/2017 $278,000
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 311 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 2/23/2017 $285,000 5/22/2017 $268,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 224 NW LISERON WAY 2/13/2017 $294,950 5/24/2017 $249,900
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 5773 NW ZENITH DRIVE 11/25/2016 $269,900 5/23/2017 $240,000
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

5887 NW Leah Drive, Port Saint Lucie 6251 S Header Canal Road, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 3/24/2017 Listing Date: 10/18/2016
Original Price: $359,900 Original Price: $365,000
Sold: 5/26/2017 Sold: 5/23/2017
Selling Price: $360,000 Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Adena Williams Listing Agent: Patrick Stracuzzi

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Re/Max Community

Liliam A. Detore Nicholas W Gentile, PA

Coldwell Banker/ Res. Real Est Branca & Reed Real Estate

9724 SW Royal Poinciana Drive, Port Saint Lucie 11463 SW Kingslake Circle, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 3/3/2017 Listing Date: 8/25/2016
Original Price: $335,990 Original Price: $319,000
Sold: 5/22/2017 Sold: 5/22/2017
Selling Price: $318,000 Selling Price: $305,000
Listing Agent: Ryan Reagan Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo

Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

Ryan Reagan Clinton Ruddock

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 One has an ensuite bathroom and the
other has a bathroom down the hall that
separate vanities, hers with a stool to sit doubles as a cabana bath.
and do hair and makeup. There is a soaker
tub and a shower with tiles from floor to Outside, you have privacy as you watch
ceiling. Two walk-in closets complete the the sun come up or set, sitting on the lanai
spacious suite. The other two bedrooms or in the pool or spa. It is that element of pri-
are 13-by-12 and 13-by-10.6; each would vacy that makes it seem like your own resort
make a great kids room or guest room. space, there just for you and your family. 

Three Oaks, located at the corner of SR 60 and
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by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Images displayed may not be the actual property for sale, but may be model or other homes built of similar design.

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PGA VILLAGE TRADITION / BEDFORD PARK PGA VILLAGE PGA / VERANO

POOL/SPA W/ROCK WATERFALLS. STUNNING “CANTERBURY”MODEL. 4BR, 2BA, 2CG SPECTACULAR COURTYARD HOME w/POOL, SPA & BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT VILLA
2BDs, PLUS den/office, great rm, formal dining room, w/beautiful upgrades throughout, tile on diagonal, quartz GUEST CABANA Spacious living inside & out, 3br, 4.5ba, 2br + den, 2ba, 2cg + golf cart nook, SS appls, granite,
wonderful golf view counters, SS appls, custom enclosed patio area. plus den, furniture negotiable, golf view tile & laminate, screened patio
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126 Donna Finley 772-985-3830; Damaris Alamo 772-631-7887 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469 Isabelle Lendl 772-713-3221; Elise Danielian 772-418-2992
RX- 10304827 $375,900 RX-10334032 $291,100 RX-10330514 $549,500 RX-10281606 $269,900

PGA VILLAGE THE LAKES AT TRADITION PGA / VERANO TRADITION / VITALIA

POOL HOME ON .88 OF AN ACRE. BEAUTIFUL DIVOSTA POOL HOME SERENE LONG LAKE VIEWS. “Alessa” floor plan. “SANDPIPER” MODEL2BR, 2BA PLUS den,
4BR, 3BA, 3CG upgraded inside & out in 2016! 2br, 2ba, 2cg, plantation shutters, covered patio + large 3BR, 2.5BA, 3CG, Gourmet kitchen, SS appls, Levitt built home w/impact glass, high ceilings Upgraded
2 driveways screened lanai with pool. Isabelle Lendl 772-713-3221; landscaping, barrel tile roof
Chris Chapdelaine 772-529-3748 Valerie Juno; 772-214-9404; Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812 Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807; Tony Reagan 772-333-0025
RX-10273338 $599,900 RX-10283918 $220,000 RX-10288797 $389,900 RX-10305519 $279,000

MAGNOLIA LAKES PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE LAKE FOREST

CORNER LOT. Oversized 3BR, PLUS den/office, 2CG LOOK NO FURTHER! OPEN 6/4 1-4 P.M. CUSTOM HOME PLUS GUEST HOUSE on 2.2 acres, INCREDIBLE VALUE. 3BR, 2BA, PLUS den
2,364 living SqFt. resort style community. 3BR+Office, 2.5cg, 2687 LSF extended patio, heated 6BDs, 5BAs, 4CG, huge screened lanai with pool/spa, freshly painted inside/out, ext’d covered patio preserve
11676 SW Mountain Ash CircleLine spa, SS, golf views gourmet kitchen view, extra-large corner lot
Pam Misiano 772-224-9691 Donald & Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126; June D’Angelo 979-0255 Michelle Agrusa 772 263 6131
RX-10311345 $247,500 8000 LINKS WAY Reduced! $414,900 RX-10306476 $784,900 RX-10314297 $239,900

LAKE CHARLES PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE SANDPIPER BAY

EXTRAORDINARY! REMODELED-UPGRADED BEAUTIFUL HOME W/LAKEVIEW. Immaculate 3br, 2ba, MEDINAH FLOOR PLAN OPEN 6/4 1-4 P.M. BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED POOL HOME
INTERIOR A/C, gas water heater, Great room, 2/2/2. Scr 2cg, upgrades throughout, new interior/exterior paint, 2BR, 2.5ba PLUS den built-in sub-zero refrigerator, Spacious Private Lot, well maintained, 3BR, 2BA,
Cvrd porcelain tile patio. Shutters. screened lanai heated POOL, expanded garage CBS pool home.
Joe McDuffee 772-529-5245 Moira Feely Rekus 772-626-7812; Valerie Juno 772-2149404 Diane Gault 772-342-7455 Linda MacCormack 772-812-0469
RX-10320932 $239,000 RX-10324506 $269,000 8804 FIRST TEE $389,000 RX-10247282 $296,900

GREAT LOCATION! PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE PGA VILLAGE

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! 4BR, 3BA PLUS DEN, 2CG, THE LAKES AT ST. LUCIE WEST. POPULAR MEDINAH FLOORPLAN. Like New, 3BR, MOVE RIGHT IN!
beautiful upgrades throughout, gourmet kitchen, granite, Beautiful 2BR master-suite villa, new granite + SS appls, 2.5BA private preserve & lake views. 2BR+Den, 2.5BA, Granite, Breakfast Nook, brick paver
SS appls, covered screened tiled patio, fenced yard freshly painted interior, large open screened lanai. Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 screened patio, reserve views
Damaris Alamo 772-631-7887; Donna Finley 772-985-3830 Becca Layne 772-224-6994 Ingrid Hewitt 772-203-7800 Donald & Lisa Baetzold 772-618-0026
RX-10331521 $289,000 RX-10312959 $155,900 RX- 10280113 $359,000 RX-10319096 $284,900

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Agent Exclusives

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PVGILALAGE $1,200,000 PVGERAANO $784,900 PVGILALAGE $725,000 PVGILALAGE $649,900

ESTATE CUSTOM POOL 2 HOUSES, ONE GREAT PRIVATE PARK SETTING STUNNING GOLF COURSE
PRICE! VIEWS!
HOME w/WATER VIEWS!
Total of 6BDs,,5Bas,4CG on 2.2 ACRES! Lrge 4BDS,4Bas,2CG.Plus Den/Office. Formal
5BDs,5Bas,3CG. Marble Floors Throughout! Custom Office, Formal DnRm, LvRm.Kitchenw/ 3BDs,3.5Bas,2.5CG Plus Office/Den. Formal LvRm,Formal DnRm, Plus Bonus
Formal LvRm w/Fireplace. Formal DnRm w/ Breakfast Nook Plus Great Room. Oversized and DnRm,Formal LvRm, Family Rm. Gourmet
Butler’s Pantry,Gourmet Kitchen adj to Private Covered/Screened Lanai w/Pool and Spa. Kitchen, GrandMaster w/Luxurious Bath. Rm. Cook’s Kitchen, New Appliances, Large
Pool and Spa. Lush Landscaping, Fire Pit! Covered/Scrnd Columned Lanai w/Pool
Lg Fam Rm, Luxury Master Suite. GUEST HOUSE! Stone Paver Driveway. Circular Drive, Side Load Garage. and Spa. Great Curb Appeal!
Oversized Lanai w/pool and spa. 1.6 Acres.
7964 saddLebrook drive 7417 LaureLs PLace 8113 kiawah Trace
7904 saddLebrook drive RX-10306476 RX-10212549 RX-10322223
RX- 10060084

PVGILALAGE $599,000 PVGILALAGE $575,000 PVGILALAGE $375,900 PVGILALAGE JUST SOLD

POOL HOME on the GOLF COURTYARD PLUS GOLF ROCK WATERFALL POOL STUNNING
COURSE! VIEWS! and SPA
WATER VIEWS!
4BDs,4.1Bas,2CG. Grand Foyer,Formal 4BDs,4.1Bas,2CG. Unique Courtyard Home w/ 2BDs,2Bas,2.5CG PLUS Office/Den. Large
DiningFormal LivRm, Eat-In Kitchen w/Adj Fenced Backyard and Golf Views! Formal Private Lanai w/Heated Pool and Golf Views! 3BDs,3Bas,2.5CG Plus Office/Den. Formal
Family Rm, Lux Master Suite, Guest BDs DnRm, Formal LvRm Plus Great Rm. Guest Eat-In Kitchen Plus Formal Dining. Full House DnRm, LvRm Plus Lg FamRm.
Cottage, Pool and Outdoor Kitchen, Circular Accordian Storm Shutters! Phantom Front
Ensuite.Oversized Lanai is a Tropical Drive, Great Curb Appeal! Door Screens, Numerous Upgrades! Custom Kitchen w/walk-thru Pantry, Large
Paradise with Pool and Spa! 8816 baLLy bunion road 8809 firsT Tee road Under Cover and Scrnd Lanai!

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SUPERIOR MARKETING EXCEPTIONAL AGENTS EXTRAORDINARY RESULTSAll reports published May 2017 based on data available at the end of April 2017. Reports pulled from Trendgraphix, Inc.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

Coming Up! Ann Wilson. TAHNEN‘HWEIALRSTO’NO:F
ROCK ’N’ ROLL
ENCORE: THE BUZZ PHOTOS COURTESY OF
BUILDS FOR WINE & THE SUNRISE THEATRE BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent
FILM FEST SEQUEL [email protected]

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer Ann Wilson of Heart is a trailblazer. At a time
[email protected] when every teenaged boy was in a garage band, she
was performing as one of the few women rockers
1 With rave reviews of 2016’s around.
inaugural event, excitement
mounts in anticipation of the sec- A member of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Wil-
ond annual Vero Beach Wine and son was named one of the Top Heavy Metal Vocal-
Film Festival, launching its soph- ists of all Time by Hit Parade magazine in 2006.
omore year next Thursday, June 8. With her sister, Nancy, Heart sold more than 30
Last year, Vero Beach 32963 wrote million records, had 21 Top-40 hits and influenced
“They came for the wine, they a generation of both male and female rockers.
came for the films, they came to
interact with the independent Songs like “Crazy on You,” her personal favorite,
filmmakers and vintners – but, “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” and “If Looks Could
most importantly, they came. And Kill” secured Heart’s place in rock history.
in impressive numbers.” With an
activity-packed four-day sched- Ann Wilson is now on the “Ann Wilson of Heart”
ule and planners anticipating a tour with longtime band members Craig Bartock,
couple thousand attendees, this Andy Stoller and Denny Fongheiser. She makes her
one should be absolutely fabu- Sunrise Theatre debut June 11 and spoke by phone
lous. Screening of more than 75 about the tour and her amazing career.
multi-award winning indepen-
dent short, feature and documen- Wilson was part of a military family that moved
tary films from filmmaker across around a great deal, and music was a constant in
the globe, including U.S. and her life. It was another woman with powerhouse
Florida Premieres, will take place vocals who had the greatest influence on her.
at 10 local theater, restaurant and
museum venues, including main “My mother used to play Judy Garland all the
screening venues the Theatre time,” Wilson said. “She was so vulnerable and so
Guild, Riverside Theatre and the powerful. She was a storyteller.”
Vero Beach Museum of Art. Wine
tastings are scheduled at various Rock, especially hard rock, has been associated
locations throughout the event,
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Tues - Suzi Nash, recording artist Join Us For
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On Our Patio Early Bird Specials from $13.95

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772-343-1146
Family Owned & Operated • Support Your Local Merchants * Special Dinner Menu www.pslwestendgrill.com
1680 St. Lucie West Blvd.,

Port St. Lucie (Across from Walmart)

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HARP-GUITAR DUO’S ‘JOURNEY’ PRODUCES DYNAMIC CD

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer a harpist friend of Cover’s. Phat

It took some arm-twisting to Planet was the only place around
get Gretchen Cover to take up
the harp again. After minoring that the level of equipment re-
in the instrument in college,
then studying with a world-class quired to produce the “special
harpist in Washington, D.C., she
found she had nowhere near the feeling,” as Bonachea puts it,
three hours a day it took to keep
up her skills while raising her that the two were after.
son and working full time.
Phat Planet, accustomed to
It would be 25 years before she
took up the instrument again. recording pop and rock music,

Today, she and Treasure Coast- proved masterful at delivering
based classical guitarist Miguel
Bonachea have just released classical music. But because
their first CD, “Sketchbook of
a Journey,” playing works writ- they were new to the genre, it
ten specifically for them by an
American-born composer in took much longer to set up. The
Florence, Italy.
first day, it took eight hours to set
Cover has lived in Vero Beach
since 1999, when she and her up the mics for the harp and five
family left Washington and
bought a home on the south bar- more for the guitar, Bonachea
rier island.
says.
A few years ago, she became
involved with the annual Canta- Session results were tossed out
ta at Christ-by-the-Sea Method-
ist Church. Once music director for seemingly esoteric reasons.
Marcos Flores learned Cover
could play harp, he begged her Once, it was the sound of Cover’s
to provide harp music for the
cantatas. She obliged him by English-made harp strings; she
providing a harpist – and paying
the fee – but she refused to play switched to French-made, at her
herself. “I paid someone else to
play so I wouldn’t have to,” she harpist friend’s suggestion and it
says with a laugh.
made all the difference. “We had
The third year, Flores insisted.
“You yourself are going to play to eat a studio session,” Cover
this time,” he told her.
says ruefully.
“The same switch that went off
in college just went off again,” Another time, reviewing a
Cover recalls. Having sold her
harp years ago, she rented one day’s worth of recording, they
and began to play, building up
both the mental and physical noticed an irritating scratch-
endurance she’d had so many
years ago. ing sound from Cover’s track

In March 2013, Flores intro- – it turned out her pant leg was
duced her to Miguel Bonachea,
a Cuban-born classical guitar- brushing against the harp.
ist who had left Cuba for Cali,
Colombia. Bonachea had a long As for Bonachea, he had an
career performing and teaching
at universities before moving to Mi- even more peculiar issue: ping
ami in 2010. Not long after, when he
moved to Vero Beach, he tapped into pong balls. Because classical
the town’s unusually strong church-
based music programs. He soon found guitar requires strumming with
himself in demand for concerts and
services. fingernails, he has for 25 years

It was Flores who suggested Cover improvised fake nails with piec-
give a duo concert with Bonachea. The
response to their music was so enthu- es of ping pong balls, attaching
siastic that the two decided to form
Vero Duo and market themselves as with Crazy Glue to the inside of
music for not only church services but
his natural nail. As the studio

session loomed, however, the lo-

cal Sports Authority only carried

the brand in orange. So that the

sound would remain consistent,

he sported orange nail tips for a

year, the time it took to rehearse

and record the CD. “They gave

me the sound that I wanted,” he

says. “I couldn’t change back to

white because it would change

the sound.”

Cover commissioned two

works from the composer, An-

Miguel Bonachea and Gretchen Cover. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE thony Sidney: “Sketchbook of a

Journey,” a 30-minute work of

seven segments; and “Sonata

parties and events. it took to find and commission the for Harp and Guitar.” The album also
Bonachea’s classical guitar reper-
composer. Then there was a pause includes 1993’s “From a Chinese Wa-
toire rarely includes parts for the harp.
When the two decided to record, they while Cover’s finger healed from being terfall” for harp and classical guitar.
turned to composer Sidney, himself a
classical guitarist, to create works that smashed in a car door on vacation in And there is one more Sidney piece,
also featured harp. It turned out that
his composition for harp was extreme- Hawaii. Things were further delayed played by only Bonachea: “Florentine
ly challenging: “He hears harp but he
thinks guitar,” says Cover. “His music when first her father died, and then Preludes,” composed in 2011 for solo
is very, very difficult on the harp.”
her mother. guitar.
Start to finish, the CD has been a
two-year process, including the time Finally, score in hand – or rather, on

their iPad Pros, which they both rave The CD is available through CDbaby.

over – they signed on with a top-tier com, and it can be streamed from Am-

Orlando recording studio, Phat Plan- azon, iTunes and Spotify. The trailer for

et Studios, discovered through the the CD was shot at the Moorings by Ian

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is the most it’s ever been,” she said. “The York City in April. She placed 12th in her
The St. Lucie Ballet has always prided 17 and placement classes are required. dancers are at a really high level. We take age category. At Star Quest in Lakeland,
itself on its advanced and pre-profes- Those interested in performing in “The dancers to competitions and at the Uni- Liala Lezma, 15, earned first place in the
sional programs in ballet. Now in its 13th Nutcracker” at the Sunrise and Lyric The- versal Ballet competition Miami, we won senior category and the Sarasota Ballet
year, the school will again be holding a atres in December are strongly encour- the Outstanding Ballet Coaches Award School summer intensive program ac-
Summer Intensive from June 19-July 29. aged to attend. for the consistency in the girls winning cepted Dina Xifara, Isabella McCool, Sid-
and scoring well.” ney Pirela and Alyssa Hurtado.
For the advanced to pre-professional For intermediate and intermediate
dancer, the school will offer a full day of advanced students, there are full-day or Students, including first-time com- Registration for summer programs is
classes. half-day options. Beginners, from ages petitors, placed well in competitions in going on now.
3-8, will have evening classes that begin Florida and beyond. Alyssa Hurtado, 11,
Lydia Oquendo, who founded the at 5 p.m. There will also be Boot Camp won third place at Youth America Grand St. Lucie Ballet is located at 884 SW Bilt-
school with her husband Rogelio Cor- Weeks June 12-16 and Aug. 7-11 to help Prix in Atlanta and was invited to the more St., Port St. Lucie. For more informa-
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Plenty of words exchanged at library’s Writers Workshop

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ferent points of view,” Hull said. who’d played with greats, such as Duke Some attendees are aspiring writers.
He said during winter months, about Ellington. Hull went on to organize en- Some aim to get published, others just
Writing is hard. And lonely. tertainment for a major cruise company. want to write great stories for themselves
Gene Hull can’t help with the hard part. 20 attend the weekly meetings. During He wanted to continue his creativity, so and maybe their families and friends.
But, he can help with the lonely. He’s the summer that typically drops to 10 to 15, he took writing courses at Florida Inter-
facilitator of the weekly Writers Work- usually hovering around 12. national University. About 12 years ago, Hull said the first 15 minutes or so of
shop at the Morningside Branch Library. Hull meandered into the writers group each meeting are just about catching up
“This is comprised of people who live Hull said attendees take all kinds of at Morningside. The facilitator moved with one another. He said many profes-
in the area who wish to write, or are al- writing for group discussions. He said it about a year later, and the mantle passed sional and personal friendships develop
ready writing,” he said. ranges from non-fiction to poetry. But, to him. in the group. He said somehow or anoth-
As the name implies, the writers work- not surprisingly, it’s mostly storytelling – er, all the casual conversations find their
shop is a writers group that meets every novels, short stories and the like. He’s not the only interesting person at ways to the arts and sciences of good
Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the li- the group. It has some published writers writing.
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