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01/17/2020 ISSUE 03


A4VA clinic expansion Magnificent ‘Millie’ B3 B5‘Truth’ be told, it’s funny
Howard Brown comedy hits stage
Acupuncture added to services Review of Riverside musical


Intense interest Mini-city: 7,700
in plans for new houses planned
city west of I-95 for Wilson Grove

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UP WE GO! Saturday’s 20 mph winds and choppy surf made for a fun day for pelicans and kite surfers alike at Fort Pierce Inlet. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN
About 200 people attended the The final piece of the develop-
first planning session for 1,100 “People care very much,” said “It’s really going to shape us,” part of 14,065 acres west of I-95 ment puzzle in western Port St.
acres of city-owned land along Mayor Greg Oravec. Oravec said. “People in the future where more than 16 million square Lucie is about to fall into place as
Interstate 95 where Port St. Lucie will rightfully be able to say we did feet of business space and 38,000 Wilson Grove prepares to build a
hopes to create a massive employ- “Many people recognize the a great job setting the bones for the residences are planned in the mini-city with 17,000 residents
ment center. importance of Southern Grove not new city, or that we didn’t.” next 30 years. The five major proj- on 2,500 acres on Rangeline
only to western Port St. Lucie, but Road.
The participants discussed to all of Port St. Lucie.” Tradition Commerce Center is CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
their aspirations for the vacant Akel Homes of Delray Beach
tract during a two-hour meeting announced last week it bought
last Thursday at Keiser University’s out its partners in Wilson Grove,
campus in Tradition Commerce where 7,700 homes and 3.7 mil-
Center. It was the first of several lion square feet of business space
meetings Treasure Coast Region- are planned.
al Planning Council officials are
holding as they formulate a Land Akel Homes hopes to soon re-
Development and Infrastruc- solve its lawsuit against Port St.
ture Master Plan for the Tradition Lucie and the neighboring Riv-
Commerce Center. erland project over the extension

A draft is due to the Port St. Luc- CONTINUED ON PAGE A9
ie City Council by June and the fi-
nal report is due by the end of the Sheriff’s Office takes
year. The land between I-95, Becker improvisational tack
Road, Village Parkway and Discov- in ransomware attack
ery Way is also known as the Jobs
Corridor and Southern Grove. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]
A month af-
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer and is undergoing a $57 million reno- ter the St. Lucie
Ongoing construction at the Mets’ stadium. [email protected] vation. County Sheriff’s
Office was hit
A street renamed in honor of New Originally known as Thomas J. White with a cyberat-
York Mets legend Mike Piazza will lead Stadium, after St. Lucie West’s first de- tack, the agency
to Clover Park, the new name for the veloper, it’s also been called First Data is still battling to get everything
New York Mets spring training stadium Field, Tradition Field and Digital Do- back to normal.
in St. Lucie West. main Park.
“We’re slowly bringing systems
It’s at least the fourth name change Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wil- back up,” said Sheriff’s spokesman
for the 7,000-seat stadium at 525 NW pon and Piazza, a Hall of Fame catcher Bryan Beatty.
Peacock Blvd., which was built in 1987
CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 The IT department has brought
individual processes back online
to test before rolling them out sys-


IN THIS ISSUE ‘39 Steps’ actor Fenaughty
has an itch to play this role
LOCAL NEWS A1-A9 in ‘Hitch’ classic. Page B4




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SHERIFF’S OFFICE reports would be printed, hole-punched, NEW CITY WEST OF I-95 build a model park and amenity center on
and put in a binder so the public could ac- the west side of Community Boulevard, be-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cess the hardcopy. But after a while, Beatty CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 tween Discovery Way and Stockton Place. It
said, the novelty wore off. “I need files!” he will have eight model homes.
temwide. Most recently, email has been re- said. Trying to find data in a pile of papers ects are Tradition, Southern Grove, Western
stored, as has access to electronic records at has become cumbersome. Grove, Riverland and Wilson Grove. Mattamy Homes also received approval
the county jail. to build a mix of commercial and residential
For deputies, the cyberattack has meant Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Shannon Mar- buildings on 138 acres south of Discovery
The Sheriff’s Office was attacked Dec. 17 by they’ve had to rely on paper and pen instead tin said her first suggestion for the Tradition Way between Village Parkway and Commu-
ransomware. The agency refused to pay the of computers. Beatty said the younger dep- Commerce Center plan is to remove pro- nity Boulevard. The land had previously been
amount demanded, and the FBI was called in uties are prone to file lengthy arrest reports posed overpasses and/or interchanges on designated for residential development.
to help investigate and try to track the attack. since they can type quickly. But now that I-95 at Paar Road and Open View Road.
they have to use pen and paper, their reports In addition, Riverland received prelim-
Beatty said what is traceable has been are some of the shortest and most concise “Residents have shared their concern with inary approval to extend Discovery Way
tracked to Michigan, though investigators Beatty has seen. more through traffic in that residential area,” about a mile west from Community Boule-
believe the attack originated outside the Martin said. “That is not an area where we vard along the northern border of the Valen-
country. An agency in Michigan and another “There’s some moments of humor,” Beatty should have thousands and thousands of cia Cay subdivision.
in Texas were both attacked in very similar said of the agency coping with the effects of cars flowing into.”
manners, Beatty said. The Texas incident was the attack. “But we’re getting there.” The City Council also finalized the re-
also traced back to Michigan. While the master plan progresses, Port St. naming of Open View Drive, west of I-95, to
The Sheriff’s Office has yet to publicly Lucie City Council approved several major Marshall Parkway in honor of Nobel Peace
The Sheriff’s Office is still working to get say how the attack was implemented. Sher- items Monday night related to development Prize winner George Marshall. Marshall was
the more public-facing processes and sys- iff Ken Mascara said from the outset that in Tradition, Western Grove, Southern Grove credited with the plan for rebuilding Europe
tems up and running. Such services include it wasn’t necessarily a malicious link in an and Riverland. while serving as secretary of state after World
fingerprinting, mugshots and online access email; many cyberattacks are launched in War II. 
to the daily arrest reports. such a way. Mattamy Homes received approval to

“It’s slow-going,” Beatty said. The attack did not affect 911 dispatch nor Port St. Lucie is formulating a master plan for 1,100
In the month since the attack, the agency emergency services, which have been able to acres of city-owned land in Tradition Commerce Center.
has worked to implement more security to function normally. 
better ensure that future attacks won’t get
through. Beatty said he couldn’t specify what
the IT department is working on.
The Sheriff’s Office has maintained its
ability to investigate crimes, process crime
scenes and make arrests since the incident.
That first week, though, Beatty said it was
“fun” – he didn’t need to process and post the
daily arrest affidavits and other similar tasks
because the system was down. Instead, the





Add acupuncture to Port St. Lucie VA clinic’s expanded services

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent VA clinic at 128 SW Chamber Court, St. Lucie West. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS cine physician,” Tills said. “That person
is going to oversee the physical therapy
East meets St. Lucie West. VA’s online patient medical encyclo- cebo effect, that helps in other areas, too. going on there.”
The Department of Veteran Affairs is pedia, Veterans Health Library, explains, “There is an improved mental condition
again expanding its Port St. Lucie clin- “Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) is an Additionally, “we’re also going to be
ic in St. Lucie West. The expansion will acupuncture protocol where needles component to it,” Tills said. “It reduces expanding our substance abuse treat-
include adding something many don’t are placed in the ear to reduce pain. The stress. … Reducing chronic pain through ment. We were not offering substance
know the VA’s Veterans Health Admin- entire body is represented in the ear. So acupuncture allows people a better quali- abuse treatment (in Port St. Lucie). We’ll
istration offers: a medical practice that placing small needles in the ear can af- ty of life. It’s really helping our patients feel be offering it in the future.”
could go back 5,000 or more years. The fect the whole body.” better and feel more empowered.”
clinic is part of the West Palm Beach VA Along with that, the expanded clinic
Medical Center. In other literature the Veterans Health The VA clinic at 128 SW Chamber will have video-on-demand healthcare
“What we’re doing at the Port St. Luc- Administration says that evidence for Court, St. Lucie West, opened in 2007 services that will allow veterans to talk
ie Clinic is we’re expanding our services acupuncture as a pain-management as the St. Lucie County PTSD Clinical to specialists in West Palm Beach, and,
to include rehabilitation services,” said procedure is inconclusive. However, acu- Team Outpatient Program. It specialized importantly, another place veterans can
Kenita Tills, public affairs officer. “This puncture defies some of the traditional in helping veterans with post-traumat- go to apply for VA’s healthcare.
is going to be physical therapy and oc- approaches to testing medications. ic stress disorder related to combat and
cupational therapy.” sexual abuse in the military. The clin- “We’re also going to be offering enroll-
That’s not surprising. “In addition, There are ethical concerns about ic expanded around 2016 and became ment services at that clinic,” explained
we’re going to offer chiropractic care giving study participants placebo acu- the Port St. Lucie Clinic, but retained its Tills. “We’ll have VA employees – health-
and acupuncture.” puncture — inserting needles in ran- PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient Program. care enrollment specialists – at least one
Yes, the VA does acupuncture. dom places without the study partic- day a week, someone who works for the
Acupuncture is, likely, the most well- ipants knowing if they’re getting real “Then we started offering derma- VA enrolling people on the spot.”
known traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture or a placebo treatment. tology care at Port St. Lucie,” Tills said.
technique. Its essential premise is that “We’re offering ultrasounds. We offer The West Palm Beach VA Medical
energy flows through the body along But, whether acupuncture users are prosthetic fittings. We offer limited re- Center has satellite facilities from In-
certain tracts. Acupuncturists believe experiencing real or placebo effects, the habilitation services. Very limited pul- dian River south to Palm Beach coun-
they can affect those energy flows with VA is getting positive results. monary care through the telehealth.” ties. It covers VA patients westward just
tiny needles inserted at certain points. past Lake Okeechobee. The center and
As medical science learned more about “Right now, the VA and (Department The clinic is 6,000 square feet, but is its eight local clinics see about 60,000
the nervous system, that body of knowl- of Defense) are leading the charge in expanding to 10,000. Tills said the ex- veterans a year. About 12,000 St. Luc-
edge was incorporated by acupunctur- battlefield acupuncture,” Tills said. panded clinic should be opened in the ie County residents are enrolled for
ists in their practice. next couple months. healthcare at the West Palm Beach VA
“We’ve been offering chiropractic care When patients feel less pain, whether Medical Center.
in West Palm Beach for several years,” due to acupuncture’s effectiveness or pla- “We’re going to have a physical medi-
Tills said. “The acupuncture, we’ve been The clinic expansion is unrelated to
offering that as well at the medical cen- the coming opening of the Ardie R. Co-
ter in West Palm Beach.” pas State Veterans’ Nursing Home in
And not just the West Palm Beach VA. Tradition, a Florida Department of Vet-
Numerous VA medical centers through- eran Affairs facility. While the state and
out the country offer acupuncture. The federal veterans departments have simi-
VA only uses acupuncture for pain man- lar names and missions, they’re not affil-
agement, although practitioners claim it iated with one another. Additionally, the
can also treat numerous maladies. Copas home will specialize in dementia
“We’re able to put in semi-permanent care, so most of its patients will be trans-
needles in the patient’s ear,” Tills said. ported as infrequently as possible.
The procedure is dubbed “battlefield
acupuncture.” Tills said West Palm Beach VA medical
staff may do regularly scheduled house
calls to the Copas home when it opens,
because enrollment in VA healthcare is
one of the state’s requirements for being
a patient at its veterans nursing homes. 


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who played with the Mets for eight years, A high-profile wooded lot in St.
were to unveil the street sign bearing Piaz-
za’s name during a ceremony Thursday. Lucie West will soon be the site of

Piazza is one of two Baseball Hall of Fam- the Peacock Business Center.
ers who is wearing a Mets cap on his bronze
plaque, the Mets’ web page says. Engineering, Design & Construc-

The other is Tom Seaver, who the team tion Inc. of Port St. Luci plans to build
honored by making the address of Citi Field,
41 Seaver Way. the 32,060-square-foot office and

Piazza wore 31 for the Mets and the team warehouse facility on a 3-acre parcel
retired his number in 2016.
on the southwest corner of Peacock
The street and stadium name changes in
St. Lucie West will go into effect by February, Boulevard and Enterprise Drive.
the Mets said Monday in a prepared state-
ment. Clover Park will host 16 spring train- Located diagonally across Peacock
ing games in 2020.
Boulevard from the Mets stadium, it’s
The stadium renovations – including
revamped elevators, a new deck and new one of the last few buildable lots in the
seating – are expected to be largely complet-
ed in time for spring training. St. Lucie West industrial zone.

Mets pitchers and catchers are scheduled Port St. Lucie City Council Monday
to report for spring training on Feb. 10 and
the first workout will be held two days later. approved the site plan for the project.

The Mets host the Miami Marlins for their Property owner Toyoko Honikoshi
first home game of spring training on Feb.
22 and their last home game on March 22. of Weston paid $1.6 million for the

The Mets stadium naming rights have land on July 28, 2005, to Joseph G. Mill-
belonged to First Data since 2017, as part of
a 10-year marketing partnership, the team’s er, St. Lucie County property appraiser
statement says.
records show. It has a market value of
The Mets are renaming the stadium
following Fiserv’s 2019 acquisition of First $665,500.  ­– GEORGE ANDREASSI

Data, the statement says. The Mets and PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN Class A Florida State League.
Fiserv will continue the existing partner- The St. Lucie West developer built the
ship. ver enables faster payments at thousands
of businesses nationwide, including 25 stadium and nearby baseball training and
Fiserv is a global provider of financial stadiums and arenas. clubhouse complex and gave it to St. Lucie
services technology and Clover is the County. The first spring training game was
company’s new payments platform. Clo- Following spring training, the St. Lucie played in 1988. 
Mets first home game is April 11 against
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In dramatic about-face, Vero Beach now seeks a train station

BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer Will Vero Beach airport be the future site of a train and bus station? City officials suddenly hope so. tional Airport to Cocoa and improvements
[email protected] to the FECR tracks from Cocoa to down-
construction costs for the multi-modal ter- Vero City Councilman Joe Graves. town West Palm Beach.
In a dramatic reversal, Vero Beach’s may- minal proposed near Aviation Boulevard “I believe there’s a mutual interest in Vir-
or and city council now want to team up and the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, VTUSA’s goal is to run 34 trains per day
with Virgin Trains USA to develop a train city officials said. gin Trains having a stop in Vero,” Graves between Orlando and Miami by the end of
and bus station at Vero Beach Regional Air- said during the Jan. 7 meeting. “I can’t re- 2022. Trains would reach speeds up to 110
port as the company forges ahead with its A Virgin Trains station at Vero Beach Re- veal who told me what, but I do believe mph in Indian River County.
Miami to Orlando high-speed passenger gional Airport would enable city residents there is interest in them having a stop here.
rail project. to take a train to Orlando International The Vero Beach City Council’s consen-
Airport in little more than an hour, said “What’s worse than having high-speed sus to seek talks with Virgin Trains about a
The proposal is an amazing turnaround rail come through our city, is having high- train station came as Indian River County
from what most local officials have been speed rail come through our city and not commissioners, on a 4-to-1 vote, decided
saying ever since the high-speed train proj- have a stop,” Graves added. against taking their court battle against the
ect was announced. passenger rail project all the way to the U.S.
Virgin Trains started work in summer Supreme Court.
Up till now, there has been nearly unan- 2019 on new tracks from Orlando Interna-
imous opposition to the train project, with Reingold advised commissioners to ac-
the county spending millions on lawsuits to cept their Dec. 20 defeat in a federal appeals
block the rail service and the city expressing court and forgo further appeals because of
support for the county’s stance and passing steep odds against success.
an anti-train resolution as far back as 2014.
“I think it is best for the board and the
Now, with the county losing again in fed- county to focus on safety issues, such as
eral court and County Attorney Dylan Re- supporting Sen. (Debbie) Mayfield’s bill,
ingold advising commissioners there is no working with FDOT and closely reviewing
point in further appeals, the city has decid- Virgin Trains’ plans,” Reingold said.
ed to try and work with the train company.
State Sen. Mayfield (R-Melbourne) filed a
The council on Jan. 7 directed City Man- passenger rail safety bill for the current leg-
ager Monte Falls to try to negotiate with islative session that would strengthen regu-
VTUSA representatives for a train station lations and increase Florida Department of
at the airport and quiet zones at the city’s Transportation oversight for higher-speed
railroad crossings. passenger rail lines like Virgin Trains.

Federal grants could be used to pay most Virgin Trains/Brightline killed 24 peo-
ple South Florida in 2019, Federal Railroad
Administration records show, and seven
in 2018. Many of these were apparent sui-
cides. 


More than a week after a 95-year-old the victim’s chest and smothering the elder-
man was killed at the Tiffany Hall Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center in Port St. Lucie, ly man with a pillow. The nurse cried out for
police have yet to release more information.
help and another nurse called 911. The sus-
They have not publicly identified the
victim, whom they believe was murdered pect then fled the facility.
in the overnight hours of Jan. 5. Suspect in-
formation also has not been provided to the The suspect was able to evade officers on
public, beyond that the person was a white
male. foot, a K-9 unit, and the Sheriff’s Office’s avi-

According to the Port St. Lucie Police De- ation unit.
partment, a nurse saw the suspect sitting on
The Port St. Lucie Police Department en-

courages anyone with information to con-

tact the agency by calling 772-871-5001 or

remain anonymous by calling Crime Stop-

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IN LOVING MEMORY cated to New Jersey. In August 2000, Miguel er before retiring in 2014. Louis served in the
moved to Port St. Lucie, where he continued United States Navy from 1962 to 1968.
CATHERINE M. TIMMERMAN, 72 ing in medical malpractice. Catherine also to reside with his wife, Maria.
Tradition proudly served her country by serving in the Louis is survived by his wife, Carol; chil-
United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, dren, Robin Alicea, Luanne Santa Barbara
Catherine Mary Timmerman, 72, of Tra- Maria; daughters, Gladys and Ivon; sons, and Louis Santa Barbara; and grandchildren
dition in Port St. Lucie, passed away on Jan. Catherine is survived by her husband of Frank, George, Mike, Willy, Luis, Juan and Ryan, Alana, Avery, Hunter and Joseph.
3. Catherine was born in Oconomowoc, 16 years, Raymond C. King; daughters, Lori Tony; as well as many loving grandchildren
Wisc., to the late George and Mary Grupp Carpenter (Walter) and Amy Berry (Erin); and great-grandchildren. MARGARET M. WYNKOOP, 73
Timmerman. grandchildren Kyle Carpenter and Avery Port St. Lucie
Berry; great-grandson, Easton James Car- LOUIS R. SANTA BARBARA, 78
One of seven children, her family lived on penter; and three of her siblings. Port St. Lucie Margaret M. Wynkoop, 73, of Port St. Luc-
a farm where Catherine enjoyed horseback ie passed away on Jan. 3. Peggy was born in
riding. In addition to horses, she was an ac- MIGUEL A. FRANCESCHI, 84 Louis R. Santa Barbara, 78, of Port St. Philadelphia. She has lived in Port St. Lucie
complished triathlete, and enjoyed golfing Port St. Lucie Lucie passed away on Jan. 3. Louis was born for the past 15 years.
and quilting. in Waterbury, Conn., and later moved to
Miguel A. Franceschi, 84, passed away Fort Lauderdale in 1971, where he owned Peggy served in the United States Navy.
She went to business school where she Jan. 8 in Port St. Lucie. Miguel was born in and operated McMasters Air Conditioning She was a homemaker and enjoyed crochet-
learned to become a court reporter. Cather- Puerto Rico on Aug. 18, 1935, and later relo- Company for many years. ing and ceramics, and loved dogs.
ine served the court for 34 years, specializ-
He was later employed by Hill York Air Peggy is survived by her sons, Patrick and
Conditioning, where he served as the service Gerry Wynkoop Jr.; granddaughter, Jocelyn
account manager and regional sales manag- Price; and siblings, Mary Maureen and Carl

Governor accentuates waterway issues in State of the State

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent negatively impacted by things like blue- the Florida Atlantic University research fa- alties,” he said. The governor targeted that
green algae,” he said. cility, is a task force member. Additionally, toward cities and counties.
Gov. Ron DeSantis opened the 2020 leg- Valerie Paul, who’s the director of the Smith-
islative year swimming deeper into water But, the governor said the long swim back sonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, is also “Too many municipalities have failed to
issues. to pristine waters is far from done. “We have on the task force. invest in needed upgrades to their water
strong momentum and need to keep it go- infrastructure in part because it is cheaper
On Tuesday, the governor delivered the ing,” he said later in his speech. “We can keep In October the task force approved a con- to violate the law and pay a nominal fine,”
State of the State address to the Florida it going by addressing three main areas: sensus recommendations document that he said. “This is unacceptable and needs to
House and Senate as they started their an- went to members of the Florida Legislature change.”
nual 60-day session. He commended the “First, we should fund water resource to help them discuss and draft legislative ac-
legislature for vigorously funding Ever- projects at the $625 million level on a recur- tions this year. That’s not the end of the task Sen. Gayle Harrell, whose district includes
glades-restoration and other water-quality ring basis for three years. This will provide force’s work. St. Lucie and Martin counties, is back with a
projects last year. needed certainty for these key initiatives and proposal she made last year to tap the Flori-
will help us leverage more federal support.” “It was a pretty general consensus doc- da Land Acquisition Trust Fund for the Indi-
“This vision required a commitment from ument,” Sullivan said in a recent St. Lucie an River Lagoon Comprehensive Conserva-
the legislature and you delivered – to the The governor continued, “Second, the Voice interview before the State of the State. tion and Management Plan.
tune of more than $625 million for water re- legislature should pass the comprehensive
sources and Everglades projects,” he told the water quality legislation I have proposed. The document, online at www.protect- Part of the proposal would be to allow use
legislators. “Because Florida had skin in the The bill represents the initial recommenda-, recommends the of up to 7.6 percent of money gained from
game, we were able to get support from the tions of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force that creation of individualized basin manage- the voter-approved Florida Water and Land
Trump administration for another $200 mil- I launched upon taking office. It is based on ment action plans, funding studies for agri- Conservation Initiative – 2014’s Amendment
lion for Everglades restoration.” sound science and provides a roadmap to re- cultural best practices, increasing regulatory 1 – for, among other projects, septic-tank
duce nutrients in our water.” oversight of septic tanks, and more. conversions. That’s SB 438.
DeSantis said the water projects are a
sweeping quality-of-life issue for many Flo- The state’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force The governor picked up on the wastewa- The task force’s aim is to have another,
ridians. “Key water projects are proceeding will meet at the Harbor Branch Oceano- ter problems in his State of the State. more detailed document ready for the leg-
apace, including the (Everglades Agricultur- graphic Institute on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 9 islature in 2021. All of its meetings are open
al Area) reservoir, which will be a welcome a.m. This is the task force’s seventh meeting. “Third, those that spew untreated waste- to the public and include time for public
relief to so many Floridians who have been James “Jim” Sullivan, executive director of water into Florida’s water bodies need to be comments. 
deterred from doing so by appropriate pen-

WILSON GROVE call for more than 38,000 residences and Becker Road terminus. double the price,” Akel said. “The
16 million square feet of business space to housing prices are $170,000-to-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 be built in the next 30 years. Palm Beach County, Akel said. $200,000 less.”
“There is tremendous value in Port St.
of Becker Road to Wilson Grove and start An Akel Homes subsidiary, ACR Acqui- Wilson Grove is 40 minutes from
building, said company president Alexan- sition LLC, paid $2,174,500 to John Bird- Lucie relative to a lot of the new construc- downtown West Palm Beach, 20
der Akel. sall III for Wilson Grove on Dec. 23, 2008, tion in Palm Beach County for almost minutes from downtown Stuart
as the real estate market was crashing. and 10 minutes from Cleveland
“We see Wilson Grove, although there The company has been sitting on the land Clinic Tradition Hospital. It is also
are no immediate plans, as a city in it- ever since. about halfway between Orlando
self,” Akel said. “It’s very exciting to have and Miami.
a raw piece of land that’s a clean slate and In recent years, Akel Homes has built
be able to envision the opportunities and Long Lake Palms, Villa Porto Fino and “It is such a large parcel of land
create a mini-city.” Villa San Remo in Boca Raton; San Mar- that it can be many things,” Akel
co, Villagio Reserve and Villa Borghese in said. “We’re evaluating all our op-
Wilson Grove is the fifth of five major Delray Beach; and Ponte Vecchio in Boyn- tions. But at this time, we’re just watching
projects in Port St. Lucie’s Western Annex- ton Beach, among other communities. what other builders are bringing to mar-
ation Area, 14,065 acres west of Interstate ket and monitoring the new home starts
95 and south of Crosstown Parkway. Plans The Port St. Lucie housing market is as Port St. Lucie continues to grow.” 
ripe because prices are skyrocketing in



BY FRED CICETTI side walls of arteries allowing cholesterol  High blood pressure. Also known as and become stiffer. The
to collect on them. And, smoking can in- hypertension, this can damage arteries risk of high blood pres-
[In the last column, I wrote about heart crease the risk of clots forming. The risk of and speed up atherosclerosis. High blood sure increases as you age.
attack symptoms and what to do when you getting coronary artery disease is two to pressure makes the heart work harder.
feel them. Today, we’ll discuss the causes of four times greater if you smoke. The added effort makes the heart thicken  A sedentary lifestyle.
heart attack.] Insufficient exercise con-
tributes to high blood
THE HEALTHY SENIOR cholesterol levels. Exer-
cise also prevents obesity
A blood clot in a narrowed coronary ar- and lowers blood pres-
tery is the usual cause of a heart attack. sure. The more vigorous
The clogged artery prevents oxygenated the activity, the greater
blood from nourishing the heart. This can your benefits, but any
lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar exercise can benefit your
tissue and death. health.

There is a variety of causes that lead to  Obesity. Obesity is
the narrowing of arteries, which is called associated with high cho-
“atherosclerosis.” This, in turn, increases lesterol levels, high blood
the likelihood of a heart attack. pressure and diabetes. In
addition, excess weight
The following are some of the leading forces the heart to work
causes of heart attacks: harder.

 Genetics. If early heart attacks run  Diabetes. This dis-
in your family, you may be at risk to have ease accelerates athero-
one. You may have inherited the tenden- sclerosis. Diabetes strikes
cies to have high blood cholesterol and more often in middle age.
high blood pressure. It is also more common
in people who are overweight. About
 Cholesterol and triglycerides. These three-quarters of people with diabetes
can lead to deposit build-up in the arter- die of heart or blood-vessel disease.
ies, which constricts the flow of blood.  Stress. This can elevate your blood
High levels of these substances are dan- pressure. It may also lead you to gain
gerous to the heart.

 Smoking. This habit damages the in-


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smoke to relieve tension. one drink per day for women. (A drink is  Age. More than eight out of ten peo- heart disease than Caucasians. Heart-dis-
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BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer ed going to Tampa’s Moffit Cancer Center and superficial basal cell carcinomas, so Dr. Lilia Correa-Selm and Dan Molloy. PHOTO: KAILA JONES
or Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic. But then he employing it to treat Molloy’s lentigo ma-
Sometimes, when it comes to cancer called Molloy back and told him, “There’s ligna was something of an “off-label” use. prompt reply. “Absolutely,” she says, adding
treatments, 5 percent of something can a new cancer center just opening up [here that the treatment “worked beautifully” for
make a 100 percent difference in some- in Vero] called Scully-Welsh. I’m going to According to Correa-Selm, “the cure rate Molloy.
one’s life. call them.” [for using the 5 percent imiquimod cream
to treat lentigo maligna] is not as good as Molloy still checks in with Correa-Selm
Just ask Vero Beach resident Dan Molloy. McDonald made that call and spoke surgery, but it’s pretty acceptable – 70 to 75 to monitor his situation but what was once
Or Scully-Welsh Cancer Center director Dr. with Scully-Welsh’s director, Dr. James percent effective.” Molloy almost instantly a glaring red – or black or dark brown –
James Grichnik, or its director of cutaneous Grichnik. decided that was the way to go. “That’s the flag is now all but invisible and, after three
surgery, Dr. Lilia Correa-Selm. best treatment option I’ve been offered,” years, there are no signs of a recurrence of
After that call Molloy’s prognosis started said this octogenarian golfer from Long Is- Molloy’s lentigo maligna.
Molloy had developed “lentigo maligna,” to improve, but there were still hurdles to land, “so let’s do it.”
a precursor of a skin cancer known as “len- get over. For starters, the National Insti- Dr. Lilia Correa-Selm is director of cuta-
tigo maligna melanoma.” tutes of Health says, “the preferred form of It turned out to be a good decision. Even neous surgery as well as a dermatologist and
therapy [for lentigo maligna] is surgical re- though the use of the 5 percent imiquimod Mohs surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic’s Indi-
In Molloy’s case the disease had already moval,” but at age 86 Molloy didn’t want to cream was technically off-label, there have an River Hospital’s Scully-Welsh Cancer Cen-
invaded the top level of the skin on his head undergo surgery. Radiation was suggested, been enough studies showing enough ter located at 3555 10th Court in Vero Beach.
and re-pigmented his hair and skin when too. It is another established therapy for positive results that Medicare is willing to The phone number is 772-563-4673. 
he sought treatment several years ago. the condition with good response rates. help pick up the cost.
But Molloy didn’t like that idea either and
According to the American Osteopathic wanted other option. “I’m very pleased,” says the now-89-
College of Dermatology, “lentigo maligna year-old, whose hair is back to its normal
is more prevalent in the elderly population That’s where Dr. Correa-Selm comes color and whose scalp is all but unmarked.
with a high level of cumulative sun expo- into the picture. She explains that Mc-
sure,” and that description fit the then-86- Donald remained concerned for Molloy “I was 86 then and I was under [the care
year-old Molloy to a T. He’d been an enthu- and sent him “to me and Dr. Grichnik for of ] both Dr. Grichnik and Dr. Correa-Selm
siastic golfer long before the importance evaluation, and to see what else we could and felt really comfortable with an other-
of applying sunblock was understood or offer.” wise uncomfortable situation.”
“We had a tumor board discussion with But the real star of this story, according
Moreover, the diagnosis of this pre-can- Dr. Grichnik … and he suggested this top- to Molloy, is his wife of 62 years, Eileen
cer is, to say the least, challenging. It can be ical therapy.” Molloy. “I really have to give big-time cred-
confused with benign skin conditions such it to my wife, Eileen. She would be the one
as moles, solar lentigines or seborrheic ker- Which is where the “5 percent of some- who would put on the [imiquimod cream]
atoses. thing” mentioned above comes into play. and she still does it.”

To figure out what was going on with The FDA has approved a drug known as Meanwhile, when Correa-Selm was
the ugly blotches on his head, Molloy “imiquimod” in a 5 percent topical cream asked if this type of off-label treatments
sought out dermatologist Dr. John Mc- for the treatment of warts, actinic keratosis could work for other people, she offers a
Donald who, Molloy says, at first suggest-

How your risks for 7 types of cancer could be reduced with physical activity

If you need a reason to get up and get other cancers: endometrial, down 10 per-
moving, consider this: Your likelihood of cent (with moderate activity) to 18 per-
developing seven types of cancer may be cent (vigorous activity); kidney, down 11
reduced by physical activity, according to 17 percent; multiple myeloma, down
to new research from the American Can- 14 to 19 percent; liver, down 18 to 27 per-
cer Society, the National Cancer Institute cent; and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in
and other organizations. women, down 11 to 18 percent.

The seven cancers are breast, colon, Moderate-intensity activity involves
endometrial, kidney, liver, multiple my- moving fast enough or strenuously
eloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. enough to burn three to six times more
energy than if you were sitting still, while
Based on data from 755,450 adults who vigorous intensity activity burns more
were tracked for 10 years, the researchers than six times as much energy.
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increases. ity include brisk walking, water aerobics,
ballroom dancing and general gardening.
For instance, the risk for colon cancer Activities that qualify as vigorous intensity
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hours a week of moderate physical activi- dancing and bicycling at 10 mph or faster.
ty (the amount suggested for most adults
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But it dropped by 14 percent with vigor- found by the new research adds to oth-
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ing physically active: a healthier heart,
Women’s risk for breast cancer de- blood pressure improvements, better
clined 6 percent with moderate activity sleep, more energy, weight loss and an
and 10 percent with vigorous activity. improved mood.  ­– THE WASHINGTON POST

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feet by 12 feet) has a spectacular chandelier you need to add is a big-screen television backsplash as well as a huge walk-in pantry.
and built-in serving bar; it’s a room in which to have the perfect space for watching the There is a private courtyard with a guest
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ing room, though, is meant for living. At 32- less-steel appliances including an LG profile 28-by-26 master bedroom with tray light- mini-kitchen, washer/dryer and full bath.
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vate and has a second summer kitchen with unique features including etched glass dou- FEATURES FOR 7428 LAURELS PLACE
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a state-of-the-art kitchen, and stunning Neighborhood: The Laurels in PGA Village
For AnnMarie Napolitano of Team Na- master suite. Set on more than ½ acre, this Year built: 1995 • Construction: CBS
politano at Keller Williams Realty of Port house offers privacy, gorgeous views of the
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home has an embarrassment of riches. Course. It really is a must-see.” Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 4.5
Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile
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1554 NW Amherst Drive, Port Saint Lucie 453 NW Lismore Lane, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 7/6/2019 Listing Date: 5/13/2019
Original Price: $238,600 Original Price: $244,900
Sold: 1/9/2020 Sold: 1/6/2020
Selling Price: $225,000 Selling Price: $217,000
Listing Agent: Richard McKinney Listing Agent: Barry Segal

Selling Agent: Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise Selling Agent: XLN Realty LLC

Richard McKinney Kelly Lowensten

Atlantic Shores Rlty Expertise Keller Williams Realty

1540 NW Amherst Drive Unit A, Port Saint Lucie 160 SW Peacock Boulevard #31101, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 9/19/2019 Listing Date: 10/31/2019
Original Price: $221,000 Original Price: $179,000
Sold: 1/9/2020 Sold: 1/6/2020
Selling Price: $202,000 Selling Price: $170,000
Listing Agent: Andrew Szaniszlo Listing Agent: Mary-Lynn Ninesling

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty

Moira Feely-Rekus Camille Nanni

Keller Williams Realty Florida Sun & Surf Realty


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Mortgage rates hit 13-week low in wake of Iran crisis

BY KATHY ORTON | The Washington Post cial markets. Continued tension would likely Last week’s employment report is likely “Rates will increase, but only slight-
result in more market turbulence. Should the to have a bigger effect on rates than recent ly,” said David Kuiper, vice president of
Tensions in the Middle East caused mort- geopolitical news settle down, economic re- geopolitical events have., Northpointe Bank in Holland, Mich. “Im-
gage rates to tumble, but the decline wasn’t ports will take the front seat again.” which puts out a weekly mortgage rate provements in the U.S.-China trade ten-
as steep as might have been expected. trend index, found nearly half the experts sion situation and encouraging employ-
The drone strike that killed Iranian it surveyed predict rates will go up in the ment numbers have mortgage-backed
According to the latest data released Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani two weeks coming week. securities retreating slightly from the lofty
last Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year ago caused financial markets to stumble. levels they’ve been at.”
fixed-rate average fell to 3.64 percent with Stocks fell and bond prices rose as inves-
an average 0.7 point. (Points are fees paid tors feared an escalation in the conflict. Meanwhile, mortgage applications slowed
to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan The yield on the 10-year Treasury dipped to during the holidays. According to the latest
amount and are in addition to the interest 1.8 percent last Friday. But after President data from the Mortgage Bankers Association,
rate.) It was 3.72 percent a week ago and Trump’s address to the nation last Wednes- the market composite index – a measure of
4.45 percent a year ago. The 30-year fixed day, it rebounded to 1.87 percent. total loan application volume – decreased 1.5
rate is at its lowest level in 13 weeks. It hasn’t percent in the last two weeks of the year. The
been above 4 percent since May. The Freddie Mac survey was done be- MBA released two weeks of data because its
fore Trump’s speech, which means the up- offices were closed during the holidays. The
The 15-year fixed-rate average dropped tick in bond yields was not reflected in it. refinance index declined 8 percent, while the
to 3.07 percent with an average 0.7 point. It The federally chartered mortgage investor purchase index increased 5 percent.
was 3.16 percent a week ago and 3.89 per- aggregates rates weekly form 125 lenders
cent a year ago. The five-year adjustable from across the country to come up with The refinance share of mortgage activity
rate average sank to 3.3 percent with an av- national average mortgage rates. accounted for 58.9 percent of applications.
erage 0.3 point. It was 3.46 percent a week
ago and 3.83 percent a year ago. Although rates moved lower in the wake “Mortgage applications were mixed in the
of the Iran crisis, they didn’t drop as sharply final two weeks of 2019,” said Bob Broek-
“The Iranian attacks sent markets into tur- as they might have. smit, MBA president and CEO. “On an an-
bulence, racing for safe-haven, but it was very nual basis, refinance and purchase applica-
short-lived and bonds didn’t make much of a “Mortgage rates remain relatively un- tions maintained their strong trend of rising
move,” said Elizabeth Rose, certified mort- changed as banks and lenders keep rates above 2018 levels. The purchase market is
gage planning specialist at AmCap Home up artificially to slow applications and keep healthy for prospective home buyers in ear-
Loans in Plano, Texas. “Following Trump’s from deteriorating their own portfolio of ly 2020. Increased new home construction
address markets retraced. Sensing de-escala- loans,” said Mitch Ohlbaum, loan officer at is easing inventory shortages in some areas,
tion, the safe-haven trade began to unwind. Macoy Capital Partners in Los Angeles. “Do mortgage rates are low, and the economy
Geopolitical unrest tends to overshadow not expect much change until we start to re- continues to add jobs at a solid pace.” 
economic data when it comes to the finan- ceive fourth-quarter economics.”


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fun, food SECTION


ARBOR DAY EVENT: First-rate fun
TREE’S A CROWD AT never gets old
in Riverside
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Staff Writer musical

1 Arbor Day at the Port St. REVIEW, PAGE B3
Lucie Botanical Gardens
begins this Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 PHOTO COURTESY OF GARETT SCHIEFER
a.m. with the planting of a Re-
membrance Tree. Donations
beginning at $25 will be accept-
ed for memorializing a loved
one. The Botanical Gardens will
also be open for a stroll through
plants and trees. There are picnic
tables in a “walk through, ramble
along” garden. The Port St. Lucie
Botanical Gardens is at 2410 SE
Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Luc-
ie. Admission is free. Donations
are accepted. Call 772-337-1959
or visit

2 A reception for the art
exhibition “From Man-
groves to Mangoes” will be
held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Fri-
day at the Serious Mixed Media
gallery, 207 Orange Ave., Fort
Pierce. The exhibition, which
runs through Feb. 12, features
work by Julie Lounibos. The re-
ception coincides with the Art
Walk held in Downtown Fort
Pierce from 5 to 8 p.m. the third
Friday of each month. There are




BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Peter Fogel. entine’s Day. Do they get divorced on Independence Day?
[email protected] Women laugh the most. I played it to a group of Jewish
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER FOGEL women on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s about the craziness of
Robert DeNiro discovered Chazz Palminteri, who went marriage and observational things about relationships.
on to create the one-man show “A Bronx Tale.” Palminteri buddy Sal Monella, his Iranian ex-girlfriend Elena, his ex Chazz helped me with that. We’ve tweaked it and done
paid it forward with actor Peter Fogel, who was perform- “almost fiancée” Tanya, and his bipolar Internet date with rewriting. I want people to relate on a visceral level. The
ing in Florida in his one-man show, “’Til Death Do Us Part the screen name “Totally Committed.” Tanya is his dream married guys tell me, ‘Stay single, you’re free.’ I hit all the
… You First!” girl who broke his heart on Valentine’s Day when he was moments and then look at a couple in the front row and
finally ready to commit. Fogel takes the audience on a say, ‘That’s you.’”
“A mutual friend said that he was bringing a surprise to whirlwind tour of relationships as he visits the scenes of
the show,” Fogel said. “It was Chazz Palminteri. He said he all his romantic disasters. His friends, married, divorced Fogel brought the show to the A.C.T. after speaking to
thought it was hysterical. I said I was looking for a director or single, present a sort of Greek chorus about the joys of its co-owner, Dennis O’Donovan.
and he said, ‘You’ve got one.’” being whatever they’re not.
“I talked to Dennis and knew he did quirky things,”
Fogel returns to A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart Jan. 31- “It’s written so single, divorced and married people Fogel said. “He does dark comedy. Mine is laugh, laugh,
Feb. 2 in a production directed by Palminteri. It’s the only will relate,” Fogel said. “As long as you make it funny, they laugh with some dark moments. I loved the audience (in
solo show the noted actor and director directs. laugh. I talk about people who want to get married on Val- Stuart). They got it. It’s an intimate room and it feels like
you’re in a living room.”
“It’s about the absurdities of love,” Fogel said. “He’s
married and I’m single. It’s a show about the ghosts of Val- Fogel said that people “get” the show in different ways.
entine’s Day past, present and future.” “People who are married a long time don’t know what
it is to be single. I tell them that the last time they dated,
The show tells the tale of eternal bachelor Peter Fogel, Madonna was a virgin. People now are dating in their 60s
a commitment-phobe, who gets dumped on Valentine’s and 70s and they get Internet dating. For anyone married
Day, just as he’s finally getting ready to make a commit- for the last 30 years, you don’t know what Internet dating
ment. He’s a single guy who has spent his life on his career is. The show is written so that everyone gets it. It’s inter-
and not on relationships, in part because he didn’t have a active and I play off the audience. I do the characters, the
good role model from his own father. sound effects and it’s multimedia, with a screen. They’re
getting a great show.”
“Some kids want to join the circus,” he said. “I wanted
to be a comedian and leave.” A.C.T. Studio Theatre, 2399 S. E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart,
presents “’Til Death Do Us Part … You First!” with Peter Fo-
Fogel has spent eight years on the road as the national gel and directed by Chazz Palminteri, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Call
touring star of Steve Solomon’s one-man show, “My Moth- 772-932-8880 or visit 
er’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy.” Being
on stage alone and voicing a variety of characters is sec-
ond nature to him as he brings to life his evil stepmoth-
er, Eva, his married college friend Harold, his divorced

S U N R I S E T H E A T R E The Best Entertainment on the Treasure Coast


Jack Hanna’s into the wild live The greatest Love of all Michael Bolton A Bronx Tale:
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A fascinating experience that sunday, january 26th @ 7PM saturday, february 1st @ 8PM
Starring Belinda davids
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tough Brooklyn “broad” talk. And, when her “Thoroughly Modern Millie” runs through
ery racket with young orphaned women. Grayson, Hydzik, who was on Broadway as character reveals that she used to trod the Jan. 26 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside
boards (theater speak for ‘act’), she turns up Park Dr.,Vero Beach. It performs 7:30 p.m.
Speaking with caricature accent, she intones Gregg Allman in “The Cher Show” and Tony the droll, saying she could still play Juliet, if Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m.
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Nicole Powell, who also has a long line of days. Tickets begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990
help from two Chinese men, Ching Ho and Victoria Britt, who turns up the innocent, credits on Broadway and in television, is a or visit 

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may wonder about jokes feeding at the role of Ching Ho, a Chinese immigrant who

trough of glass ceilings, ethnic stereotyping falls in love and helps protect Miss Dorothy.

and sex trafficking. Indeed, Vero Beach au- Like the rest of the featured cast, Chan has

diences might find the timing a bit ironic in a solid list of professional credits, including

light of last year’s headlines about a possible working with Bartlett Sher and Lin-Manuel



BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer such a fantastic theater-going
[email protected]
audience at the Riverside to the
“The 39 Steps” is a 1935 Hitch-
cock thriller based on a book by show. One of the things I’m most
John Buchan about an everyman
in London who finds himself exited about is that I really love
caught up in spy intrigue. Bu-
chan’s 1915 work is often consid- the words of the play and what
ered to be one of the first spy nov-
els and Hitchcock’s film is widely the characters have to say. I do
considered a masterpiece.
seek out to do it again and again
The play, “The 39 Steps,” by
Patrick Barlow, which will be and find out what each director
presented at Vero Beach’s River-
side Theatre Jan. 21-Feb. 9, takes brings. I’m a different age than I
it all and adds a touch of Monty
Python, as four actors play more was when I first played the role.
than 150 characters.
The designers are different. It’s
Dan Fenaughty plays Richard
Hannay, the everyman caught in like a (different) conductor with
a web of intrigue. That’s the only
role he plays. an orchestra. All of us are excit-

“The audience follows me ed to see where it goes.”
through the whole of the adven-
ture,” he said. “The only thing the Fenaughty is returning to Riv-
other actors don’t hate me for is
that I never leave the stage. It’s a erside following a 2017 appear-
lot of fun, no matter who you’ve
been playing. The idea that at- ance in “Mame.” It’s one of his fa-
tracts me to the movie, the book
and the play is that Hannay is basical- vorite theaters. “I fell in love with
ly an everymen who gets caught up in
something beyond his control. It’s a play the theater, the audience and the
that works on many different levels. If
you don’t know the Hitchcock story, weather,” he said.
you’ll enjoy it because it’s funny and en-
tertaining. If you’re a fan of Hitchcock, Now, he has the new lodgings
there are all these Easter eggs along the
way.” the theater has built to look for-

That means that you’ll have fun look- ward to, as well.
ing for allusions and puns from other
Hitchcock films, including “Strangers on “I have friends who have
a Train,” “Rear Window,” “Psycho,” “Ver-
tigo” and “North by Northwest.” come back who say that the

Fenaughty said that he was looking (Star Suites) hotel is wonderful,”
forward to which ones the director keeps
and which he pulls out. he said. “The Riverside is one of

“As a director, you can add more winks Dan Fenaughty. those uniquely positioned the-
to the audience,” he said. “It invites the aters able to invest. As I travel
audience in. When people start getting PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE around the country, the over-

it, they’re more responsive.” head and responsibility theaters have to

The actor said that the idea is a troupe actors and non-full-time staff is difficult

of actors who get to play many charac- and prohibitive. The Riverside has done

ters. “They have different accents, differ- a beautiful job of taking care of sponsors,

ent physicalities and seemingly practical donors, the audience and actors. It’s a

people in impractical situations. The one model to emulate. It’s a fantastic the-

woman in the show plays a femme fa- ater and I’m very excited to come back.

tale, a naïve farm girl and the romantic I hope everybody comes to see the show

lead. The two other characters are The and finds themselves in a character. It’s

Clowns. I’ve counted it out and (they funny, zany and has a lot of heart, with

usually) play between 80-100 combina- as much comedy as we are able to bring.

tions. The number of characters depends The audience goes on a thrill ride and

on whether you count whether they’re finds more important themes applicable

playing a rock or a tree.” to modern life.”

Fenaughty knows this play as well as

anyone can. “This is my sixth production Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park

of ‘The 39 Steps,’” he said. “I even direct- Drive, Vero Beach, presents Patrick Bar-

ed myself in it. I’ll always be Hannay be- low’s “The 39 Steps,” Jan. 21-Feb. 9. Call

cause nobody wants to see my clown. I’m 772-231-6990 or visit www.riversidethe-

very happy with the role and to introduce 

COMING UP Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt. Her con- Jerry lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry,
cert begins 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $42. Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Mc-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Tito Puente, Jr. brings his mix of the Latin Guigan must be doing something right.
sound to the Lyric 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets He’s performed as Buddy Holly more than
about a dozen galleries in the downtown are $47. Son of the legendary “El Rey,” Pu- 2,500 times in “Rave On!” And Branford
area, which makes it a fun and intimate ente keeps his father’s iconic sound alive Marsalis finishes the extraordinary week
experience for strollers. For more infor- and adds his own voice. He describes it at the Lyric with a concert beginning 7
mation, call 631-827-7419 or visit Seri- as contemporary jazz added to the tradi- p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Marsalis is a big tional mambo style. The “Rave On! Buddy name in jazz. A Grammy Award winner,
Holly Experience” begins 7 p.m. Tuesday, Marsalis also has played with classical
3 Entertainment kicks into high at Jan. 21. Tickets are $47. The show stars ensembles and performed with the New
the Lyric Theatre this Friday when Billy McGuigan as Buddy Holly. He will York Philharmonic and the Chicago and
guitarist Anna Popovic hits the stage with take you back to the time when “That’ll Dusseldorf Symphonies. He was also
her rock and blues show. Popovic was Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” filled the a creative director with the acclaimed
the only female guitar player touring in radio airwaves. Billed as a “high-energy Cincinnati Symphony. Television view-
the All-Star Hendrix Experience. Her re- rock ‘n roll extravaganza,” the show also ers may recall his work with the “Tonight
cordings reached the top 10 alongside explores influence by big names such as Show” with Jay Leno. 

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Don’t just ‘lie’ there, comedy fans: Check out ‘The Bare Truth’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer who’s a single mom. From the moment Brown has no worries about Opening Brown hastens to say that there is not nu-
[email protected] the Baxters arrive, the “helicopter chil- Night. dity in the show, lest anyone wonder. How
dren” do, as well, looking at everything does it all fit together? You’ll have to come
Playwright and director Howard Brown and pointing out what needs to be done, “It’s not especially stressful,” he said. see. If you’ve ever had to tell your children
of Port St. Lucie isn’t nervous about direct- which is, in their opinions, everything. “I’ve been through a number and I look that you can still read the electric bill or
ing the upcoming Pineapple Playhouse Eventually, the couple tires of having their forward to it. The point is to have the call a plumber, you may want to take a
production of his comedy, “The Bare children in their business all their time, es- show well-rehearsed. The point is to have page, or perhaps a fig leaf, from the Bax-
Truth,” which will be presented Jan. 23- pecially when they arrive unannounced. the show as good at the beginning of the ters.
Feb. 16. He’s directed his own works be- They come up with the idea of telling the run as at the end. We’ll have an invitation
fore. This past year, he even had the plea- children they are nudists because no one Friends and Family Night the night before. The Pineapple Playhouse, 700 W. Weath-
sure of seeing the play’s world premiere, wants to see their parents without clothes. It’s like a dress rehearsal. Opening night is erbee Road, Fort Pierce, presents “The Bare
which took place off-Broadway in New time for fun.” Truth” Jan. 23-Feb. 16. Call 772-465-0366
York. When he’s directing, he does have a Brown is very pleased with his cast, or visit 
process he likes to follow. which includes Steven Dionne and Ellen It’s impossible to tell much more of the
Gillette as Jack and Betty; Joe Moore and plot without giving away the store, but
“We start with the text,” he said. “Let’s Sharon Taylor as their gregarious, out-
learn the lines first. In going through, if going neighbors; Randy Branch, Libbie
there’s a better word, or we come up with Baylinson and Melissa Baez as the “mid-
something they all laugh at, it makes the dle-aged youngsters”; and Patrick Para-
moment a little better. In directing my dise as Nick Treadway, a nudist camp di-
own work, I have to be a little bit humble rector. Brown was having trouble casting
and accept that it might not be 100 percent the part, having described the character
perfect because it never is. Sometimes as “tall, dark and handsome,” but he and
ideas don’t work and other times, there’s his wife were out one evening and he saw
a great idea. What are rehearsals for but to Paradise – literally.
try new things? You try things, take this a
little differently. It’s a way to work things “He was exactly what I wanted,” Brown
out so it’s a living thing. It’s a lot more fun said. “He was Hollywood handsome and
and actors bring their own qualities.” that’s hard to find. It’s a cameo and he
didn’t need much experience. I just walked
The story revolves around a couple, up to him. He has a great voice. He’d never
Jack and Betty Baxter, who have moved been on stage, but he fits right in. I’m hop-
to Florida from the Midwest. They have a ing he gets a taste for it.”
son who is an oral surgeon, a daughter-in-
law in real estate and a divorced daughter His cast works so well together that


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A gifted singer, songwrit- is best known for her record-
er and musician will take
Join the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery for center stage on Thursday, ing of the Eric Bazilian song
Feb. 6 at Vero Beach’s Em-
The Annual & Exciting Lavish Luncheon and Auction erson Center at 7 p.m. Joan “One of Us.”
Osborne and her trio of mu-
Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:30 am - 3 pm sicians will no doubt leave Just finishing a smash-
audiences with a soulful
THE PELICAN YACHT CLUB evening filled of tunes, sto- ing successful tour – “Joan
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pop, soul, R&B, blues, and country. She
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lowship of Vero Beach, on the

SE corner of 16th Street and

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Excitement builds for Feb. 8
Club Talavera Festival of Art


Here’s a way to get your creative juices flowing.

The juried Club Talavera Festival of Art will be Saturday, Feb.

8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PGA Village Verano is inviting all to drop

by 10291 SW Visconti Way to take in some smooth jazz and art.

“It is our fourth annual, and we offer fine arts, handmade gifts,

one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, decorative and functional art,”

said Rickie Leiter, co-chair of the event.

Don Bestor Jr., president of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society,

will play piano as folks take in the visual and edible art.

“We will have some food vendors offering tastes of coffee

chocolate,” said Leiter. She said there’ll be a wide range of artists.

“They will include oil painting, acrylic painting, wood artists.”

GOING WITH THE FLOW AT ‘RIVER NIGHTS’ Barbara Vennard, co-chair, said the show has been surpris-

Bob and Cindy Labrode dance to the music of the Tom Jackson Band, while others relax in lawn chairs ingly popular. It started
during River Nights last Thursday in Port St. Lucie. Hosted by the City of Port St. Lucie, the event is held the
second Thursday of the month and includes food and drinks, vendors and live music.  as a Verano community

PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN art show and expanded.

“Our first year, we had

five vendors,” she said.

All lived in Verano, as

did their customers. “And

we did quite well,” said


“The second year Barbara Vennard, Rickie Leiter, Carol Marino
there were about 18 ven- and Sandy Brickley present Don Bestor Jr.
with a $1,000 check to fund scholarships.

Now we’re at 32.”

The third-year organizers opened the show to the whole com-

munity of artists and arts aficionados. “It’s just been a great cele-

bration,” Vennard said.

Leiter said the annual art show helps Verano weave into the

larger Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County community. “In doing

that one of the important things to us is to give back to the com-

munity,” she said.

Show organizers opted to use it to fund an arts scholarship.

“Last year we were able to donate enough money for $1,000 for

a scholarship for a student,” said Leiter. “This year we’ll be doing

the same thing.”

Marsha Cummings, lifestyle director at Club Talavera, said the

art show has been a showcase for Verano, too.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to see our model

homes and state-of-the-art clubhouse and fitness center,” she

said. “This is a big highlight to us – to open our doors.”

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Where there’s smoke ... there’s the Wildland Fire Expo

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent are right, can fuel firestorms that spread at PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES agement and prescribed fires became the
eyepopping speeds. The state learned that centerpiece of the new efforts. Florida now
It’ll be the hottest party in South Florida. the hard way in 1998 when Central Florida dom said they shouldn’t be able to, such has one of the most expansive prescribed
On Saturday, Jan. 25, St. Lucie County caught fire from Kissimmee to Jacksonville. as jumping Interstate 95 and threatening fire programs in the nation that includes
will fire up the fun at the Wildland Fire Expo heavily populated areas. Indeed, 125 miles governmental agencies and private land-
at Lestrange Preserve. Literally. The county In 1997 there was an El Niño that gen- of that major highway were closed for al- owners.
is setting the preserve on fire and inviting erated a lot of rainfall in Florida, which most a week.
people to enjoy the show. already had unnaturally thick vegetation “We are on the cutting edge as a state,”
“There’re some great ecological benefits from decades of fire suppression. The rain The annual hard summer rains finally Middlebrook said.
of prescribed fire,” said Mike Middlebrook, urged a rapid burst of more growth. Then started falling on July 5. A couple weeks af-
assistant director at St. Lucie’s environmen- in April 1998 water stopped dropping from ter that, the fires were done. By then there Amanda Thompson, stewardship and
tal resources. “It’s the best tool we use.” the sky. Totally stopped. Plants dried out had been about 2,200 individual fires. They outreach coordinator at the county’s en-
The expo – which kicks off local recogni- and died in the combination of dryness and left more than 500,000 charred acres and vironmental resources department, said
tion of Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Florida heat. May came, and still no rain. 150 burned structures despite the heroic there will be dozens of state and local agen-
Week – will be noon to 5 p.m. The George Small fires started. By the end of the month, efforts of more than 10,000 firefighters from cies on hand at the Wildland Fire Expo with
Lestrange Preserve is at 4911 Ralls Road, those small fires were combining into large across the country using, among other educational interactive displays, opportu-
Fort Pierce. The main event, a prescribed fires. Gov. Lawton Chiles declared a state of things, nearly 200 firefighting aircraft. nities to get up close to firefighting equip-
fire, will start at 3 p.m. There will be seating emergency the first week of June. ment, and more.
for folks to watch and learn. As investigations followed, people no-
“It’ll be fully narrated at the time of the For six summer weeks it became in- ticed a lot of the areas that burned in 1998 “It’ll be a great way for people curious
demonstration,” Middlebrook said. “We’ll creasingly rational to wonder if the entire were the same ones that had in the 1985 about (prescribed and wild fires) to come
talk about the benefits of fire, and why it’s state was going to burn down to the lime- firestorms, too. That firestorm event was out and get answers,” she said. “It’ll help
good for the environment.” stone. Flagler County was forced to enact a much shorter than the one in 1998, but make things understandable and relat-
Yes, fires are good. Even Smokey Bear is countywide evacuation order. The wildfires spread with even more devastating speed. able.”
spreading that message and urging chil- started doing things that conventional wis- Within days it claimed 131 structures. Af-
dren and adults to visit ter those two firestorms, federal and state Oh, yeah, and there will be a firefight-
to learn why. agencies completely rethought fire man- ing helicopter, said Ben Pauley, natural re-
Fires are part of Florida’s natural rhythms sources coordinator.
in the pinelands, sandhills, scrubs, prairies
and even wetlands. There’s flora and fauna “It’s a chance to get up closer and person-
that depend on fires to survive and thrive. al with stuff you see on TV,” he said. “Things
“We have the South Florida slash pine we get to play with on a daily basis.”
(tree),” Middlebrook said. “It thrives in fire.
Wiregrass ... it’s a native grass a lot of wild- That helicopter will be part of the fire
life eats. It won’t flower without seasonal demonstration. It will swoop in and drop
fires.” water as folks watch. Pauley said no matter
In turn, birds such as the Florida grass- how many times one sees that, the excite-
hopper sparrow and red-cockaded wood- ment “never wears off.”
pecker depend on those trees and grasses,
and their fire cycles. So do gopher tortoises, Brion Pauley, field operations coordina-
and the less known fox squirrel. tor, said folks will get to enjoy great local
What makes fires bad are longstanding fare, too.
human efforts to suppress them to protect
our homes and, less so, agricultural inter- “We’re going to have local food trucks
ests. Suppression of fires allows for exces- there as well as local breweries,” he said.
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fire is cancelled, the remainder of the Wild-
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Meeting marvelous Maggie Mae makes Bonz’s day

Hi Dog Buddies! Chiyka an this is my Mommy, Mar- Maggie Mae. but first, I’ve gotta ask, who’s your
ian. My Daddy’s Harry. I know who stylist? You are SO Put Together.” (I
I would just like to say “Woof!” This YOU are! You’re The BONZ, right? but wa-ay colder. She had a Shih Tzu al- couldn’t buhLEEVE I had ackshul-
week’s innerview was with a 7-year-old You’re even hansommer than your ready, Marcus, and she wanted a pal for ly asked that, but she was just, so
shih tzu, Maggie Mae Chiyka. An does pickshur! Did you find the place all him. Her fren, Pat, was also lookin’ for stylish, like Lassie, or a Westminster
she ever have it Goin’ ON! Animal Planet right? Would you like a snack?” a Shih Tzu. (We’re a very popular breed, champion.)
says Shih Tzu means “lion” in Manda- you know. The Chinese royal families
rin Chinese, which is Cool Kibbles, I I realized I was staring. had lotsa us around for sittin’ on their She gave that little laugh. “Why
thought. (Liddle bitty lions, cuz they “Err …” I responded brilliantly. laps an posin’ for por-truts an stuff.) thank you, Mr. Bonz. It’s AN-drew!
only get to, like, 15 pounds. Maggie My ears were getting warm an I was I just LOVE him! I get so excited
Mae’s 12 pounds.) Animal Planet also feeling very glad dogs don’t blush. “Anyway, Mommy’s shelter frens were when I go to the groomer, I just twirl
says Shih Tzus are “clever, intelligent, af- “Umm, YES! I, umm, I … NO! I on the lookout in case any Shih Tzus got around in circles. I wouldn’t let any-
fectionate, lively an spunky,” an Maggie mean, no trouble finding you. An no brought in and then, this one day, they one else touch my hair.
Mae is totally all of the above. Plus cute. snack, but thank you.” called an said, ‘Guess what? Two Shih
She laughed a tinkly liddle laugh. Tzus just got brought in.’ WELL, Mommy “Every day, I get leash walks. I
When we knocked, there weren’t any “Well, let’s go sit down an we can an Pat zoomed right over an, the second have lotsa Leash Walk Pooch Pals,
barks, only some toenail clickittys. A talk.” they saw us (me an my sister Lily) they like Toby, also a Shih Tzu; Bentley
frenly lady answered, an this liddle black I casually retrieved my notebook said ‘WE’LL TAKE ’EM!’ Mommy grabbed an Bella, they’re Mixes; an my other
an white pooch came running up, all from the floor an followed Maggie me, an Pat grabbed Lily. Woof, did we BFF, Emma, she’s a terrier. Liddle
wiggly an smiley. Mae an her Mom into the living ever Luck Out!” kids often stop an pat me. My favrite
room, having a fast but firm conver- form of transportation is my buggy.
She was wearing a short, curly cut, sation with myself about maintain- “So, how’d you an Marcus get along?” I could ride in it forEVER. I’m also a
longer around her face. Her ears an ing a professional demeanor. “Ack-shully, at first, I was a liddle Fashionista.”
eyebrows and most of her head were “So, Miss Maggie Mae, tell me all apprehensive. Marcus was real patient,
black, with trimmed bangs over her eyes, about how you found your Forever though, an priddy soon we were great That was no surprise.
anna white beard. The hair on top of her Famly.” frens. When he went to Dog Heaven, me “I have hairbows in every color.
head was tied with a liddle white bow. It “OK, Mr. Bonz.” She smiled a an Mommy cried an cried. But, since my Mommy made me a fluffy pink
was black with cool white highlights, the sparkling smile. “Let me know if I go Mommy an Lily’s Mommy were BFFs, me princess outfit, an I wore my lovely
kinda colors human ladies go to special, too fast. So, My Mommy LOVES Shih an Lily got to have lotsa play dates, so red sweater when I visited Santa at
fancy places to get. Tzus. I’m her fifth, I believe. She was that helped!” Christmas. He even let me sit on his
volunteerin’ at an animal shelter up in “How did you end up in Florida?” lap!”
“Hello! DO come in! I’m Maggie Mae Delaware, which is a state, like Florida, “Mommy an Daddy had been Snow- “Woof, that’s PAWsome,” I exclaimed.
birds for a long time, an I got to be a “So, whaddya like to eat?”
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 Snowbirddog, which was fun cuz I love “I get special frozen food made in
ridin’ in the car, an I really liked the Pencil-VANE-yuh. ABSOLUTELY NO
A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC warm-ness down here. Finally, they PEOPLE FOOD. For treats I get puffy
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the decided to move for good. I have a snacks or carrots. Me an Mommy also
one-stop practice for all your best friend’s needs: grown-up human brother down here, love to crunch on ice cubes. Whenever I
too – Jeff. Plus, GUESS WHAT? Pat an Lily hear the fridge open, I rush in, an Mom-
• Computerized state of the art facility, Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. ALSO moved down here, so we still get my gives me one ice cube.
with 4 large exam rooms to be BFFs! Isn’t that Super Crispy Dog “During the day, I sit out on the screen
Biscuits?” porch, on my liddle cot an ob-SERVE,
• Digital radiography “Totally! The Crispiest!” I agreed. but I NEVER, EVER go out in the yard
• Acupuncture “I’m interested in what your day is like by myself. That’s mostly cuzza the lake.
• Affordable vaccine packages available Monster ally-gadors live there, an they
• Wellness plans from all stages of life like eatin’ snack-size pooches like me.
Just thinkin’ about it gives me the Utter
for dogs & cats. Willies.
• Fully stocked pharmacy “At night, I curl up with Mommy an
• In house laboratory which allows us go to sleep. Honestly, Mr. Bonz, I’m so
thrilled to have such a lovin’ famly, I
to do most blood- work in house don’t make waves: I never bark, or chew
and have results in 30 minutes stuff, or nip. An I’m always ready to
snuggle. I feel it’s the least I can do.”
Extended Grooming Hours - Mon, Heading home, I was pick-surin’ pret-
Tues, Wed & Fri - until 3:00 pm ty, ladylike Maggie Mae, smilin’ at me
with those sparkly black eyes. And styl-
772.336.8111 150 NW CENTRAL PARK PLAZA ish hair-do. And soft liddle laugh. Sigh.
Till next time,
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SW RAD COURT. The residents have voted and the winners announced for
the 2019 PSL in Lights holiday decorating contest. Those who
won will receive recognition at an upcoming City Council

There were two categories in which residents could com-
pete – and one specific to neighborhoods.

All decorated and registered homes were entered into the
PSL Showstopper – best overall residential light display.

The winners are:
 1st Place – Yvonne Dubis and son, Travis, 460 SW Rad
Court, in Becker Ridge.
 2nd Place – Dennis and Karen Matyjaszek, 1882 SE
Crowberry Drive, in Riverview.
 3rd Place – Mitch & Rhonda Longhorn, 477 SW Ryan Av-
enue, in Becker Ridge.
First-time participants were also entered in to the new cat-
egory – New Kid on the Block. The winners are:
 1st Place – Terry and Tracey Gregoris, 138 SW Airview Av-
enue, in Bayshore Heights.
 2nd place – Mengel, Scott, Carlsen, Sakowski family, 249
SE Crosspoint Drive, Floresta Pointe.
 3rd Place – Mike Kohan at 1509 SE Belcrest Street, Sand-
hill Crossing. The Light up the Neighborhood Award, which
was judged by a select group of City employees, was awarded
to Woodland Trails. Neighborhoods with at least six registered
participating homes qualified for judging. 



JANUARY Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
in January 10, 2019 Edition 1 POE 1 PANIC
25 Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation’s 3 LAB 2 EMOTION
2nd Annual Lakeside Stroll. 8 a.m. to 11 5 HEIRS 3 LIES
a.m., Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie. Strollers will 8 NOONE 4 BACKED
walk a 1-mile route around the Lake at Tradition to 9 COMPETE 5 HAMMERED
raise funds and awareness for Treasure Coast Hos- 10 CHIC 6 IDEAS
pice’s Grief Support program. Tickets are $25 for 11 RELEASED 7 SLENDER
adults; $20 for a Team of 10 or more; $10 for kids 13 SENIOR 12 BOUNDARY
4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Registration 14 LEADER 13 SLIPPED
and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. More info or to register, 17 INTENDED 15 DESIGNS
visit, 19 USES 16 REVEAL
contact Agnes Palmer at 772-403-4574 or 22 PASSAGE 18 TASKS
[email protected]. 23 EAGER 20 STRAW
25 LIT
26 SAW

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1 Marinate (5) 1 Toil (7)
4 Book of maps (5) 3 Oust (5)
10 Exit (5) 5 Trudge (7)
11 Ormer (7) 6 Solo (5)
12 Small mat (7) 7 Smash hit (11)
13 Morsel (5) 8 Convey (5)
14 Roar, shout (6) 9 Revelry (11)
16 Clown (6) 15 Applause (7)
19 Tomato relish (5) 17 Prickly plant (7)
21 Employ (7) 18 Hubbub (5)
23 Study (7) 20 Tether (5)
24 Courtyard (5) 22 Student (5)
25 Glow (5)
26 Armada (5)

The Telegraph

Coming Attractions To Tradition Town Hall How to do Sudoku:

January 18th Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
Sarge - Hotter Than Ever!! nine appear just once
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January 31st and three-by-three
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February 15th

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February 20th

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ACROSS 106 And more: abbr. 56 Rotelle, e.g. The Washington Post
1 Race pace 108 Make an apple disappear? 57 Peek at the answers, e.g.
5 The Silent Woman subject 109 Snaky entree 58 The disagreeing doctor?
10 Apr. scribblers 110 Fillable collectible 60 20/20 night: abbr.
14 TV oldie, 111 “What else do you want, 62 “I knew it!”
63 Who’s involved
___ You Trust? team?” 66 Marquand sleuth
15 Filmed again 114 Be maxed out on your VISA 68 Slur over (a vowel)
17 Elevator passages 115 Plot unit 69 Wild and wacky
19 “What marathon are you 116 Give a hand 70 Barker or Luthor
117 “What’s this brown 73 Force to flee
running in, sonny?” 76 Show
21 Hostile and how speck on my plate, chef?” 79 Chicano cubs?
23 Secessionists 121 Close friends? 81 Bulgaria’s capital
24 Additional problem? 122 Faux 82 Different approach
25 “Where should I kick 123 Unmitigated 84 Singer Vikki
124 Bellicose god 86 Sides
you, sailor?” 125 Last strike 87 “Peachy keen!”
27 Bard’s before 126 Taken care of 88 Keanu in The Matrix
28 Revival technique 90 Taken away
29 Use a ladle DOWN 91 Wrong
31 Old cheer 1 Kerouac’s clique 92 Way
32 Legend builder 2 Deprives 95 Clear away,
33 “What do you want, hippie?” 3 Meter preceder
37 Cancel 4 Drunkard as sawdust
39 Copied 5 Teen’s big night 96 Revenuer’s find
40 To boot 6 Actor Cariou 97 Clear, as a cribbage board
41 Natural beginning 7 Horned viper 98 Blanche’s sister
42 Greek geometer 8 Athlete Jim 99 Custodian
45 Punching targets 9 Call Me Bwana star 102 Go over again
46 “What do you miss most 10 Niger neighbor 103 Bulletins and updates
11 Italian cheese city 105 Pastry with tea
about Florida football, 12 Karen Blixen was out of it 107 Occurred (to)
coach?” 13 Agitate 112 Early marauders
52 Diner’s card 14 Cabbie’s query 113 Dick Francis novel,
54 Terza rima poet 16 Type of despot
55 Attic 17 Lingua franca of East 12 Dead ___
56 Of each hundred: abbr. 114 Eleven, to un élève
59 Auto- Down 115 When the curtain rises
61 Broadcast again 18 Collar 118 Cigarette’s contribution
64 Pass on 19 Mine-boring tool 119 Israel addition
65 “Excuse me ...” 20 Territory 120 Greek letter
67 “What should I do, deputy?” 22 Happy
71 Put on 26 America’s dressing Q & A By Merl Reagle
72 Man of Mérida 28 Halts
74 Rice, the Persian version 29 Used a Veg-O-Matic New Client Specials
75 Part of OAS: abbr. 30 Prefix meaning 20
77 Hiker’s heading: abbr. 34 Organic sci. “Your Full Stressed?
78 Skin sketch? 35 Exclamation of disgust Service Salon”
80 What i.e. stands for 36 Apartment dweller
83 Co. VIP 38 Ped ___
85 “How many miles are we 43 Selfish types
marching today, sarge?” 44 “Honey-bunny”
89 A Jane Fonda ex 46 Flower by a windmill
93 “I hate ___ grown 47 Come apart
man cry” 48 Make, as ale
94 “For shame!” 49 Sportswear fabric
95 Venus’s sister 50 Long
96 Earthy fragrance 51 “Make Someone Happy”
100 Place to do laps
101 “Where am I, guard?” tunesmith
104 Puts up a penny 53 Ship-shaped clock (or

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Join Us For Worship!

Tradition Worship Center at the
Tradition Town Hall

• Sunday Service at 10am
• Wednesday Night Service at 7pm
• Thursday Morning Healing Service at 9am

We have Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry,
Women’s Ministry, and much more!

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Over the years, we’ve all had the pleasure of KEVIN’S 2. Diet. Eat well and especially eat a healthy
watching players achieve amazing golf results KURES breakfast each morning. Even if you don’t feel
late into their 40s and 50s, proving the old ad- hungry, eat a healthy breakfast each morning.

age that golf is a game of a lifetime. Contrast a 3. Exercise regularly. Walking, swimming

great basketball player, as an example, who at or other forms of aerobic exercise, usually 15-

Fun one only 36 or 37 is well beyond his prime days. Al- to-30 minutes, four or five times per week will

PGA Golf Club most all other sports you are well beyond your do you wonders. Regular exercise can also curb
member Larry
Fuery scored a prime by the time you reach your mid-30s. the blues and keep you feeling energized. Add
hole-in-one last
Friday on the I am certainly not a physician, so please golf-specific stretches and buy a weighted driv-
Ryder course,
knocking in a consult your doctor to verify what I am rec- er and use it to make at least 50 swings per day.
6-iron from 148
yards on the fifth ommending. But I think the following “Kures” By Kevin Perkins 4. Practice regularly. Make sure to hit all five
hole. Congrats,
Larry!  are sound general advice that will improve areas of the game: putting, chipping, pitching,

your current game and add to your longevity. So, young bunker play and full swing.

and old alike, you should be getting fired up about this 5. Use sunblock. Also where a hat and sunglasses to

amazing game! avoid the dangerous effects of the sun.

1. Sleep/rest. Practice regular and sound sleeping 6. Drink plenty of water. Avoid excessive consump-

habits. Physicians tell us to try to sleep 7-to-8 hours per tion of soda and other drinks; opt for water.

night. Try to go to bed at a consistent time, and get up at 7. Smoking/alcohol. Obviously don’t smoke, and only

the same time each morning. Also try to change these drink alcohol in moderation. If you need to lose weight,

times minimally on the weekends and holidays, avoid- have your doctor oversee a program to have you move

ing huge changes in your schedule. toward your ideal weight. 


Tenaja Mitchell, 8, leads the cheerleaders for Team PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
Venom during the 3rd Annual Rising Freshmen All-Star
Classic at Calvin Triplett Field at Lawnwood Stadium in
Fort Pierce last Saturday. The game featured the 60 best
eighth-grade football players from St. Lucie, Indian River
and Martin counties. Above, Chauncey Bowens of Team
Venom tackles Dominic Clark of Team Joker. 


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fun in the sun for less in Port St. Lucie, FL today.

The Vitalia Advantage

Natural beauty and a vacation-themed
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• Lakefront Captiva Club with state-of-
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• Sparkling heated pool
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• Event lawn + fire pits
The final phase of homes remain.
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