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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-08-02 15:18:23

08/02/2018 ISSUE 31


Up in smoke? P4 ‘State’ of bliss. P12

It’s a no for now on MelBeach Art with Florida flavor infuses
medical marijuana dispensaries. the South Beaches Gallery.

Page 28


Hiring of SRO is THIS IS ONLY A TEST ... Brevard sets its
source of comfort maximum rate
at Gemini school on property tax

STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT As part of efforts to make local schools safer, officers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Melbourne Beach Police Department STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]
Melbourne Beach residents and Indialantic Police Department conducted active shooter training last week inside Gemini Elementary School to practice their
made their voices heard when Nobody in Brevard County
it came down to who should coordinated response to an on-campus incident. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK is going to pay more than $6.04
be protecting their children at per $1,000 of taxable property
Gemini Elementary School. value to support county ser-
vices in the budget year that
They wanted a police offi- starts Oct.1.
The County Commission
On July 18, Officer Alex set that maximum tax rate in
Vila got the job when he its July 24 meeting, sending
was named as Gemini’s new that key figure to Property Ap-
School Resource Officer. Vila praiser Dana Blickley for the
has been an officer with the tax-rate notices she’ll mail to
Melbourne Beach Police De- property owners this month.
partment for three years. He
began his career in law en- But nobody will actually pay
forcement in 2009. the $6.04 rate, county Budget
Director Jill Hayes said last
In May, Brevard County week. It’s called the aggregate
Schools voted to hire armed rate, an average of the pro-
guards for 28 elementary posed rates for all 25 of the
schools that did not have a county’s various taxing units
dedicated SRO. for recreation, mosquito con-


Advocating for golf carts off course, too Setback for Children’s Services’ hoped-for tax referendum

[email protected]
Melbourne Beach Commis-
Traci and Tori Geach and sioner Sherri Quarrie wants to Lindsey Cretton, a teacher at KinderCare in In-
their dog Trix cruise in their promote the use of street-legal dian Harbor Beach, read to about a dozen 3-year-
golf cart along Sunset Avenue. golf carts and electric vehicles olds who listened in rapt attention to her every
by creating special parking word.
spots just for them at beach
“This one is called ‘Little Llama Misses Mama,’”
access points and parks said Sky Beard, executive director of Brevard
throughout the town. County’s Early Learning Coalition, looking on. “At
3, we’re not teaching them how to read, but we are
“We want to try to en- laying the foundation for the skills they will need
courage the use of them to read. Like letter sounds and recognition.”
because it really saves our
PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Three-year-olds at KinderCare in Indian Harbor Beach. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK

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2 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Pineda overpass will serve greater purpose than originally planned

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER ago about All Aboard Florida and the ricane evacuation route for beachsiders Proposed in 1969 to help ease heavy
[email protected] Brightline passenger trains, not to men- on Merritt Island, South Patrick Shores, traffic from Kennedy Space Center
tion a now-expected increase in freight Satellite Beach and other areas. and Patrick Air Force Base, the Pineda
The $24-million overpass being con- trains, when planning the Pineda exten- Causeway was completed at a cost of
structed on Pineda Causeway west of sion back to the interstate. “The benefit of the overpass is even about $7.7 million. It was opened as a
U.S. 1 – originally planned as a state re- greater than before considering the fu- toll road in 1971 and classified as a state
quirement for the four-lane artery – has Had the bridge not been already in ture increase in passenger and freight road two years later. It was named after
evolved into a safe way to cross railroad the works and starting construction traffic,’’ said Georganna Gillette, execu- Pineda, a former village east of Suntree
tracks that will soon see 32 trains per with about two years left to build, the tive director of the Space Coast Trans- on U.S. 1. The tolls were removed in
day running at speeds up to 110 miles expected increased rail traffic could portation Planning Organization (TPO). 1990. The causeway, or State Route 404,
per hour. have caused major problems, especially Pineda has one of the highest automo- became an official hurricane evacu-
around a storm event. The causeway bile traffic levels of all the grade cross- ation route in 2011. The bridge will be
Florida Department of Transporta- which crosses the tracks serves as a hur- ings in Brevard, she said.
tion didn’t know all the details a decade



And KinderCare, which the coalition Sky Beard. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK
helps fund, doesn’t just provide baby-
sitting services for busy parents, Beard Way President Rob Rains, who leads
said. The staff, she added, under direc- the council’s efforts.
tor Jessica Garcia, actually serves early-
childhood education. “Do your jobs!” Merritt Island resi-
dent John Weiler told commission-
KinderCare is approved by the state ers. “Don’t leave this to taxpayers. You
to teach 99 children, from infants know this is not a good resolution.”
through 5 years old or school age. Now
they have just 83 youngsters, Garcia He urged commissioners to create
said. a nonprofit agency to do the things
the council wants to do. And Brevard
With some extra help from taxpay- County has enough wealthy residents,
ers, however, KinderCare could help he said, to voluntarily donate to such
all 99 children it can hold, and the an agency.
county could also assist parents with
6- to 8-year-olds, Beard said. And it Lois Lacoste of Port St. John accused
could even provide help for children the council of trying to force taxpayers
with mental and behavioral issues. to support what she called a charity.
She said she has already paid enough
But it wasn’t to be, not yet at least, taxes to the School Board and opposed
the County Commission decided any call for more.
last week. Members failed to support
Commissioner Jim Barfield’s motion “The best use of my tax dollars is
to put a referendum on the Novem- leaving them for me to spend,” Merritt
ber ballot that would ask voters if they Island resident Cheryl Lankes said.
wanted to tax themselves at up to 33
cents per $1,000 of taxable property CommissionVice Chairwoman Kris-
value to provide more help for poor tine Isnardi of Palm Bay is the com-
children. mission’s delegate to the child-welfare
panel. She said she is wary of giving an
The county’s Children’s Services independent agency so much access
Council requested the referendum. to taxpayers’ money.
Former commissioners created the
council in 1990 under new state law, “This is the largest form of taxation
but never authorized a funding source without representation,” she said.
for it. The council wanted such a
source. Wealthy people might support the
referendum, she said, while the less-
There are thousands of children liv- affluent would be stuck with the tax.
ing in poverty in Brevard County. The
proposed tax would add up to $11 mil- Council members weren’t ready to
lion a year to the council’s efforts. fold up their effort, however. McKib-
ben said the members would meet in
“We’re not asking you to approve or the near future and look at other op-
endorse this decision (to seek a taxing tions, such as seeking petition signa-
source),” Circuit Judge Kelly McKib- tures to put the referendum on the
ben, who chairs the council, told com- ballot. 
missioners. “We’re just asking you to
put it to the voters.”

Eight audience members agreed
with the council during the public
hearing, but six others argued against
the additional tax. Some said it would
be a slush fund for the county and lead
to an extravagant lifestyle for United

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 3


named for Major General John R.D. Cle- tremely important for hurricane evacu- ger be stopping at the railroad crossing. The Pineda Causeway extension west
land, a resident of Indian River Colony ation and to get the necessary resources (It will also become) a more convenient to the I-95 interchange, completed in
Club who passed away in 2017 at the age back to the barrier islands after the evacuation route for folks on Beachside 2011, added nearly two miles to the
of 92. Traffic counts in the section of the storm has passed,’’ Gillette said. if and when evacuations become nec- 7-mile causeway, enabling it to become
road between Wickham Road and U.S. 1 essary,’’ said county spokesman Don a key hurricane evacuation route. The
where the bridge is to be built averaged “Once the (Pineda railroad) overpass Walker. The bridge will cost about $24 causeway ends just west of I-95, but
33,120 cars a day in 2017, she said. is open, there are convenience and million with county staff having over- plans call for the road to connect even-
safety aspects that will greatly benefit sight of the project, Walker said. tually to Stadium Parkway in Viera. 
“The causeways in Brevard are ex- the motoring public, which will no lon-

4 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


It’s a no for now on MelBeach med pot shops NEW SRO


What began with a spirited debate, state would allow a grandfathering-in to create an ordinance banning them. Security specialists are not police
ended quietly without public com- of their 2014 regulations, which in- A draft of the ordinance was reviewed officers, but they must have a con-
ment. cluded rules about parking, seating in a public hearing of the Planning cealed weapons permit, undergo a
and loitering, as well as a requirement and Zoning Board on July 3, where at background check, drug screening,
The first reading of Ordinance 2018- for a specifically designed safe to dis- least one board member questioned medical and psychological evalu-
03, which essentially imposes a com- courage robberies. the need for it when there were drugs ations, and complete five weeks of
plete ban on medical marijuana dis- “much worse” like oxycodone legally training.
pensaries, including mobile medical However, the requirements of sold at pharmacies within the town.
marijuana dispensaries, within the Amendment 2 and those set by the “Speaking with multiple residents
town limits of Melbourne Beach, was Florida Legislature prohibited the Melbourne Beach Town Attorney as well as staff at Gemini Elementary
read during Melbourne Beach’s regular town from enacting these regulations Cliff Repperger Jr. addressed the com- has made me aware of how important
town commission meeting on July 18. without applying them to pharmacies ment citing that the commission felt and how passionate everyone thinks
as well. The commission took the issue there was a lack of “performance re- about the SRO position,” Vila said.
It was a different outcome than the under advisement, eventually deciding lated controls.” “The community as well as Gemini
commission planned for in 2014, when, staff are very happy and excited for
in anticipation of an eventual medical “When the issue first came to them the SRO position.”
marijuana referendum, the members several months ago they had a pretty
unanimously passed an ordinance spirited debate about whether they Vila says his duties as an SRO will
permitting marijuana dispensaries in would allow or not allow,” Repperger be to provide a safe and secure envi-
the town, with certain restrictions. said. “After much debate they came to ronment for the children and staff at
the decision to ban outright.” Gemini, as well as build friendly rela-
In 2016, a state amendment allowing tionships with the children and staff
the use of medical marijuana for spe- Prior to the meeting, Melbourne so they feel comfortable with my new
cific medical conditions passed with 71 Beach Mayor James Simmons sent out presence at the school.
percent of the vote. an email to his distribution list, ex-
plaining the decision. The decision to fund the position
Municipalities had the right to ban brought relief to many, including
dispensaries completely in their com- “We are taking a cautious approach Gemini’s Principal Jennifer Julian,
munities. But if they chose to allow by prohibiting them (at least until we who was among those who spoke
them, they had to regulate them exact- can see the experiences of the munici- during a town commission meeting
ly like a pharmacy – with no additional palities that have allowed them),” Sim- in May.
restrictions imposed. mons wrote in the email. “If we were to
allow them now, we could not go back An issue for the commission was
The commission had hoped the and prohibit them, but, by prohibiting a shortfall in funding. While the sal-
them now we can always change our ary for a security specialist would be
laws to allow them in the future. Pro- covered, the School Board reimburse-
hibiting them for now, at least, gives us
the most flexibility, which I support.” Active shooter training. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK

In June, Brevard County’s first medi- ment amount is only $52,000 for an
cal marijuana dispensary, Curaleaf, SRO, leaving the town at least $12,000
opened at 1420 Palm Bay Road NE in short of what it would cost to fund an
Palm Bay. officer.

Government officials in Satellite Commissioners expressed concern
Beach, Rockledge, Titusville and unin- that spending money on the position,
corporated Brevard County have also could result in sacrificing other needs
decided to allow the dispensaries in in town. But eventually the motion
each of their respective municipalities. to approve the position was carried,
3-1, with Commissioner Steve Walters
According to the Department of casting the dissenting vote.
Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana
Uses (OMMU), as of July 2018 there Town Manager Jim Simmons says
are currently 101,590 Floridians who the shortfall is being covered in this
are qualified patients with an active ID year’s budget through monies in the
card and 14 approved medical mari- salary account. In the next budget
juana treatment centers statewide.  year, which starts Oct. 1, 2018, the po-
sition will be included in the budget.

Some locals are doing their best to
help alleviate any financial burden on
the town.

Melbourne Beach resident Paul

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 5


Drusch started a Go Fund Me Page protect the students and faculty as The SRO program is a full-time po- being a friend/mentor for the kids,”
called MBPD Protecting Our Kids @ well as interacting with them,” said sition. During school vacations, Vila Vila said. “I hope to bridge that gap
School and he hopes to raise enough Melbourne Beach Police Chief Mela- will be assigned as a road officer and between kids and law enforcement
to give the town back the money it had nie Griswold. “It is a win-win for ev- there will be police coverage for any and try to let the kids understand that
to allot to pay the uncovered costs. eryone. He is an experienced officer vacation and/or sick time. even though we are police officers we
with the perfect demeanor for the are just people in a uniform perform-
“I am looking forward to having position.” “As an SRO I hope to bring safety ing our duties.” 
Officer Vila at the school full time to and security to Gemini as well as just

6 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly




environment, and I think it saves Ed Struttmann, owner of ACE Hardware in Indialantic, uses his golf cart for local shopping and town meetings. trol, law enforcement or other services.
our roads really, and it promotes Commissioners can set a final rate
more of a community, more of a Below, the Melbourne Beach Public Works Department makes use of a golf cart. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK
family transportation mode going less than the maximum in their public
to and from school,” Quarrie said bourne Beach Police Department Melbourne Beach plans to closely hearings in September, Hayes said. But
during a meeting of the town com- the ability to conduct inspections. monitor the progress. they can’t go more than the maximum
mission on July 18. without advertising such a proposal,
In July, Satellite Beach Police Both Quarrie’s request for spe- she said.
Quarrie believes that three or Chief Jeff Pearson recommended cialized parking, and the idea of
four cart-size parking spots could a new ordinance that would allow localized certification were set for Florida’s county government budget
be added at the dunes crossover, his city to conduct inspections. a future workshop, where each can officials calculate their aggregate rate
which would help alleviate current The issue is still under review and each be studied in greater detail.  to determine whether they need to ad-
parking issues. vertise their separate proposed rates as
a tax increase.
She noted that another advan-
tage for residents was the fact that And in Brevard’s case, County Man-
these vehicles can’t be driven over ager Frank Abbate doesn’t have to do
the bridge, meaning the parking that. The proposed $6.04 aggregate
spots could only be used by locals, rate, when applied to the county’s new
giving them preferential access to taxable property value of $37.7 billion,
the town’s beaches and parks. is expected to yield $240 million, about
what the current rate brought in from
Quarrie also suggested adding last year’s $34.6 billion value. But the
these parking spots around town proposed rate will also be applied to
hall and Ryckman Park, allowing $582.7 million in new construction.
families easier access to the play-
ground and special events. So with new construction, the pro-
posed rate is 4.61 percent less than
Commissioner Tom Davis added the current rate of $6.33, which county
that because these vehicles can budgeters had calculated last fall for
park on grass, there would be no the current year.
need to cement new spots, just
place designated signage. Meanwhile, Abbate is proposing a
spending plan of $1.29 billion for the
“I think it could be a real en- next fiscal year, a 10.25 percent increase
dorsement for our sustainability,” from the current $1.17 billion budget.
Quarrie said.
County Commission Chairwoman
A street legal golf cart is referred Rita Pritchett of Titusville said the in-
to as a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) or creases in county property values and
a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle revenue show Brevard’s economy is
(NEV), and it must meet certain recovering from the Great Recession of
regulations that include head- about 10 years ago.
lights, turn signals, a windshield
and brake lights. To be certified as “And a lot of that has to do with tour-
street legal, the vehicle must un- ism,” she said. “If that continues, we’ll
dergo an inspection. Currently, golf see even lower property tax rates.”
cart owners must trailer their cart
out of county for inspection, which Taxpayers can review Abbate’s full
can be a lengthy and exhausting recommended budget on the Internet
process. at
ProposedBudget. Those seeking further
Commissioners discussed mak- information can ask Abbate and the
ing it easier for residents to certify County Commission during either of
their vehicles by giving the Mel- two public hearings, at 5:30 p.m. Sept.
11 or the same time Sept. 25. The second
hearing will include the final approval
of the budget. 


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Partying with a purpose at
‘Tour de Turtles’ kick-off

8 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Partying with a purpose at ‘Tour de Turtles’ kick-off

Shelby Condron and Monica Calderon. Lucy and Susan Smoker.

Darren and Stacy Berkner. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Mrs. Potato Head. Billy Flanigan gets ready to sing at the Disney Vero Beach turtle release.

STORY BY ANTHEA MANAYON CORRESPONDENT months as they ‘race’ to finish a tur- commercial trawl and longline fish- sponsored Turtlette, who, along
[email protected] tle marathon, with the goal of swim- eries, illegal shell trade, invasive with Bion, was released the follow-
ming the furthest distance. The species predation, beach erosion, ing morning from the Archie Carr
The Sea Turtle Conservancy cel- public can get involved by ‘adopt- oil spills and tourism. National Wildlife Refuge.
ebrated the start of its 11th annual ing’ the turtles to raise awareness
Tour de Turtles Marathon with a of the various sea turtle species and “It’s very impactful to see the re- “We’re really excited to give
kick-off party last Saturday evening the human threats to their survival, habilitation process as well as the back to the community as well as
at the Barrier Island Center in Mel- such as water quality, plastic debris, tracking process of the life of the show our followers and consumers
bourne Beach to highlight the mi- light pollution, climate change, har- turtle after its release,” said Alex that we’re not only just a cosmetic
gration journey of sea turtles. vest for meat and egg consumption, Gonzales, marketing coordinator brand,” she added. “We like to see
for Tarte Cosmetics. The company the change every single day by re-
Along with a social mixer featur- cycling, picking up plastic, clean-
ing hors d’oeuvres, refreshments ing the ocean, and releasing sea
and the rhythmic island sounds of turtles.”
23 Treez, a silent auction was held
offering items donated for the ben- There were also two loggerhead
efit of sea turtle conservation. sea turtles – Trixie and Mrs. Potato
Head – sponsored by Disney Parks
“It’s awesome. It never gets old [to] Blog and released that Saturday
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Beach resident who has volunteered and Marathon Key, and elsewhere
with STC since age 4. from Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba and
Nevis. In all, there are four leather-
Tour de Turtles follows sea turtle back, four green, seven loggerhead
migration patterns from nesting and two hawksbill sea turtle mara-
beaches to foraging grounds using thoners.
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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 9


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Kari Doering and Julie Jacky. Jeanette Cornelius and Patti Cornelius. April Jones and Tina Farrell. Joan Robertson and La Shawn Pennington.

Shanon Parker, Molly Ayers and Clay Parker. Shelby Condrund and Monica Caldron. PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
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Art with Florida flavor infuses
South Beaches Gallery

12 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Art with Florida flavor infuses South Beaches Gallery


STORY BY ANNETTE CLIFFORD COLUMNIST in Connecticut, where she also ran a
stained-glass business.
Susan Giblin, owner and operator of
South Beaches Gallery in Melbourne Florida is now home, however, and her
Beach, says her fine arts gallery offers paintings evoke the brilliant, summery
more opportunity for her and the art- hues of the Space and Treasure coasts.
ists she features to do something dif- One new technique she’s begun experi-
ferent and creative. menting with stems from pointillism,
made famous by 19th-century French
Giblin, who lives in Melbourne Beach, painter Georges Seurat, who used small
opened the gallery three years ago in the dots of color that merge to create shim-
Rising Tide Building, once a bank build- mering images from a distance. “It’s
ing, on the corner of Ocean Avenue and pretty exhausting,” Giblin says, “but I
Oak Street. Entering the gallery, a visi- really love doing it.” She paints small
tor gets vivid impressions – bright white landscapes she calls “procrastination
walls, colorful paintings and wall piec- paintings” when she needs a break from
es, sunny landscapes, beach-themed the exacting pointillist pieces.
art, wood sculpture, a wide variety of
interesting work by some dozen artists, Artists with work currently on dis-
many local residents. play include Indialantic resident Mike
Fogelberg, a graphic artist, some of
“Nobody pays for walls,” Giblin says. whose acrylic and oil canvases reflect
The gallery and working studio func- the myriad wildlife of Florida’s beaches.
tion strictly on a commission basis, New to the area and gallery, Fogelberg
and the permanent collection high- says the venue is “a unique little gallery
lights her eye for quality pieces that in a quaint little beach town” that well
will appeal to the public. Giblin’s back- serves the people of Melbourne Beach.
ground as an artist and art teacher is
varied. She has a degree in art educa- Works by renowned glass artist
tion from the University of Bridgeport Vera Sattler of Melbourne are also on
display, including recent fused glass

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 13


story and a making a book cover after residents to soak up new knowledge
the style of collage artist Megan Coyle. and appreciation for fine art. The gal-
lery is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday
In all, South Beaches Gallery offers through Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-
a kaleidoscope of programs, enter- urday, and by appointment. 
tainments and opportunities for area

Susan Giblin.

pieces. Lynda Kodwyck, a fine art por- pate in art and cultural activities. Giblin
trait artist, works with oils on linen or offers classes for ages 6 and up, summer
copper, creating ocean scenes, and camps, drop-in days and birthday par-
teaches adult art classes at the studio. ties at which children create a piece of
Melbourne Beach resident Judith Co- art. The camps focus on a theme, such
peland exhibits her wood sculpture at as art history or geography that ensures
the gallery and works not only with tra- the kids leave with more than just an
ditional black walnut or cherry, but also art object. Recent efforts include learn-
with beachy wood, such as sea grape. ing about Children’s Day in Japan, while
creating a wind sock and investigat-
Jeweler Kathy Ero has delicate ear- ing Andy Warhol-style painting while
rings on display and donates her pro- making a self-portrait using photo-
ceeds to charity aid for villages in El graphs, paint and calligraphy. Jessica
Salvador. Russ Schmidt of Palm Bay Warten, a Melbourne Beach resident
contributes large glass and wood piec- whose 11-year-old has been taking les-
es to the collection, and Trish Storey sons at the gallery for two years, says
of Melbourne Beach has colorful, ab- Giblin “has just been so amazing for my
stract acrylic pourings on the walls. daughter and family. Her [daughter’s]
Monti Ladd, a California resident who skills and love for art have gone way be-
spends time with a sister in Melbourne yond what we expected.”
Beach, has made stone tile murals for
many clients, including wineries, but There are also Girls Night Out
also specializes in acrylic canvases. events at the gallery, one at which par-
Showcased in the gallery are small ticipants studied the styles of early
pieces depicting beaches, turtles, abstract artists such as Klee, then cre-
flowers and other Florida-like scenes. ated their own vision of the future. A
March night out involved both writing
South Beaches Gallery also offers and art, participants writing a short
many opportunities for locals to partici-

14 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Coming Up: Civic Theatre’s ‘Scoundrels’ is comedic tour de farce

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER 2 Strolling at your leisure through compelling is a first in the Festival’s
an air-conditioned art museum history, one full evening-length work,
presented by Ballet Vero Beach and
1 Two con men, a beautiful woman can be an appealing way to while away performed by the professional Atlanta-
and the elite of the French Riv- based contemporary dance company,
a few summer hours, and the current CORE Dance. The recently premiered
work “Memorial. Memory. Relation-
iera are the irritable characters who exhibition at the Foosaner in Mel- ship” was created by D. Patton White,
choreographer and CORE company
collide in the sexy, irreverent farce that bourne fills that cultural bill nicely. “A manager, following the unexpected
and untimely death of his brother, Clai-
hits the boards at the Melbourne Civic Look Back: Forty Years of the Foosaner borne. The piece explores “love, loss
and life’s passages,” and White found
Theatre when “Dirty Rotten Scoun- Collection” celebrates the esteemed the creation process cathartic as he
dealt with his own loss and grief. The
drels” opens its five-week run Friday, museum’s four decades as an art in- other Festival program will be pre-
sented by Festival students and their
Aug. 3. This show is based on the 1988 stitution on the Space Coast. Study instructors, a culmination of two in-
tense weeks of classes and workshops.
flick starring Steve Martin and Mi- and enjoy the varied works of pop art- The students – dedicated dancers from
10 and up – experience master classes,
chael Caine as the title characters, two ists Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg open rehearsals and technique classes
with professional instructors: CORE
sleazy con men competing to swindle and John Chamberlain; contemporary dancers and Riverside’s dance faculty,
led by Adam Schell, artistic director of
an American heiress out of $50,000. landscape paintings by Larry Leach Ballet Vero Beach and Riverside’s di-
rector of dance education, culminat-
Caine is a suave, educated Brit, Law- and Ted Waddell; and the stunning, dy- ing in the creation of their own work to
be performed alongside CPC in a free,
rence Jamieson, who, says Wikipedia, namic portraits of the acclaimed bal-

“stages elaborate ruses to acquire the lerina Anna Pavlova made by the Ger-

wealth of rich women, so he can spend man Impressionist Ernst Oppler. This

it on culture and a lavish lifestyle.” excellent exhibit runs through Nov. 3. 1 Starts Friday at Melbourne
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In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermom- and widespread power outages. In Yosemite Valley, wavy track of west-to-east-prevailing wind at high al-
eter on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 de- which is imperiled by wildfires, park rangers have titude. The jet stream controls broad weather patterns,
grees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 told everyone to flee. such as high-pressure and low-pressure systems. The
miles north of the Arctic Circle, in a region known for extent of climate change’s influence on the jet stream
winter snowmobiling and an abundance of reindeer. The brutal weather has been supercharged by is an intense subject of research.
human-induced climate change, scientists say. Cli-
This is a hot, strange and dangerous summer mate models for three decades have predicted ex- This summer, the jet stream has undulated in
across the planet. actly what the world is seeing this summer. extreme waves that have tended to block weather
systems from migrating. The result has been stag-
Greece is in mourning after scorching heat and And they predict that it will get hotter – and that nant high-pressure and low-pressure systems with
high winds fueled wildfires that have killed more than what is a record today could someday be the norm. dire results, such as heat waves in some places and
80 people. Japan recorded its highest temperature flooding elsewhere.
in history, 106 degrees, in a heat wave that killed 65 “The old records belong to a world that no longer
people in a week and hospitalized 22,000, shortly after exists,” said Martin Hoerling, a research meteorolo- “When those waves are very big – as they have
catastrophic flooding killed 200. gist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad- been for the past few weeks – they tend to get stuck
ministration. in place,” said Jennifer Francis, a professor of atmo-
Ouargla, Algeria, hit 124 degrees on July 5, a likely spheric science at Rutgers University. Last year, scien-
record for the continent of Africa. And the 109-de- It’s not just heat. A warming world is prone to tists published evidence that the conditions leading
gree reading in Quriyat, Oman, on June 28 amazed multiple types of extreme weather – heavier down- up to “stuck jet streams” are becoming more common,
meteorologists because that wasn’t the day’s high pours, stronger hurricanes, longer droughts. with warming in the Arctic seen as a likely culprit.
temperature. That was the low. It was the hottest low
temperature ever recorded on Earth. “You see roads melting, airplanes not being able Gone are the days when scientists drew a bright line
to take off, there’s not enough water,” said Katharine dividing weather and climate. Now researchers can
Montreal hit 98 degrees on July 2, its warmest temper- Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at examine a weather event and estimate how much cli-
ature ever measured. Canadian health officials estimate Texas Tech University. “Climate change hits us at our mate change had to do with causing or exacerbating it.
as many as 70 people died in that heat wave. Achilles’ heel. In the Southwest, it’s water availability.
On the Gulf Coast, it’s hurricanes. In the East, it’s flood- Last year, when Hurricane Harvey broke the record for
In the United States, 35 weather stations in the past ing. It’s exacerbating the risks we already face today.” how much rain could fall from a single storm, research-
month have set new marks for warm overnight tem- ers knew climate change had been a factor.
peratures. Southern California has had record heat The proximate cause of the Northern Hemisphere
bake-off is the unusual behavior of the jet stream, a

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Months later, scientists presented findings that tioning units, which strains the grid and has con- ping heat and making extreme weather events even
Harvey dumped at least 15 percent more rain in tributed to power outages, he said. more extreme. The amount of carbon dioxide in the
Houston than it would have without global warm- atmosphere reached 410 parts per million in May, the
ing. Theory, meet reality: When the atmosphere is Said Hayhoe: “The biggest myth that the largest highest the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii had
warmer, it can hold more moisture. Climate change number of people have bought into is that ‘climate measured since Charles David Keeling started keep-
does not cause hurricanes to spin up or thunder- change doesn’t matter to me personally.’ ” ing records in 1958. NASA estimates Earth has warmed
storms to develop, but it can be an intensifier. almost one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
The heat waves have hit hard where people don’t since the late 1800s. Of that, half a degree (around one
In Dallas, where the temperature hit 100 on 10 out expect them – the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain, Ire- degree F) has accrued since 1990 alone.
of 11 days in July, three homeless people died of heat- land and Canada.
related causes in the past week, said Brenda Snitzer, If nothing is done to curb greenhouse-gas emis-
executive director of the Stewpot, a downtown shelter. “Our office doesn’t have air conditioning. I do sions, scientists say, the global temperature increase
have a fan,” said Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, a climate could reach nine degrees Fahrenheit by the end of
In Phoenix, where last week’s temperature hit 116 researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological the century, with higher spikes on land and at high
degrees, Dustin Nye, 36, who spent the day installing Institute. He spoke by phone from the city of Gouda, latitudes. The Paris agreement, signed by every coun-
air-conditioning units, said he has suffered heat stroke where the temperature hit 96 degrees last Thursday. try in the world, is designed to limit that temperature
in the past and still gets woozy. “It takes a special breed spike through commitments to cut greenhouse-gas
to do this all day long in this heat,” he said. “You’ve re- “This kind of event was a 1-in-100-year event in emissions over time. President Trump, who in the
ally got to work up your endurance and just buckle 1900,” he said. “It’s become 20 times more likely.” past has called global warming a hoax, has vowed to
down and deal with it.” pull the United States out of the accord as soon as
It’s Britain’s driest summer since modern records be- that becomes possible, in 2020.
In Los Angeles, Marty Adams, chief operating of- gan in 1961. Reservoirs are declining rapidly, and water
ficer of the Department of Water and Power, said, restrictions are in effect. The United Kingdom’s nation- The 2017 National Climate Assessment, released
“It seems like every year, we’ve had some type of al weather service urged people to avoid the sun last in November, concluded what it has for nearly three
temperature anomaly that we normally would not week, with temperatures expected to hit 98 Fahrenheit. decades: Human-made climate change is real, and
have.” Residents of beach cities such as Long Beach the impacts have already started.
and Santa Monica, who normally rely on the ocean In Ireland, the sun-parched fields revealed a pre-
breeze to cool their homes, have added air-condi- viously hidden footprint of a 5,000-year-old monu- Average temperature is rising rapidly across the
ment near Newgrange. United States. Heat waves are becoming more ex-
treme and will continue to do so.
Human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels,
has added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, trap- Overall precipitation has decreased in the South
and West and increased in the North and East.

That trend will continue. The heaviest precipita-
tion events will become more frequent and more
extreme. Snowpack will continue to decline. Large
wildfires will become even more frequent.

Kevin Trenberth, a climate scientist with the Nation-
al Center for Atmospheric Research, said even modest
heat from global warming can build up over time.

“The accumulated energy over one month is
equivalent to a small microwave oven at full power
for six minutes over every square foot of the planet,”
Trenberth said. “No wonder things catch on fire.” 


Today we’ll conclude our three-part series on using hot vs. cold Cold limits swelling by reducing blood flow to the injury. Ice the
to treat injuries. injury using a cold pack, crushed ice or even a bag of frozen peas
We’ve learned that, in general, cold is used for acute injuries to wrapped in a thin towel. Another effective technique is an ice
reduce inflammation and pain. The only time ice therapy should massage in which you keep the ice moving directly over the skin
be used on chronic injuries is after exercise, to reduce any re- of the injured area. An ice massage uses water frozen in a paper
sidual swelling. cup. Never leave ice on an injury more than 20 minutes at a time.
Heat is used to treat chronic injuries to relax muscles and re- Longer exposure can damage your skin and even result in frost-
lease strain on the injured tissue. Heat can also be used prior to bite. A good rule is to apply cold compresses for 10-20 minutes
exercise by those with chronic injuries to warm the muscles and and then take them off long enough for the skin to warm.
increase flexibility.
If you experience an injury through sports or activities of daily liv-  COMPRESSION
ing, the first treatment for most acute soft tissue injuries (bruises,
strains, sprains, tears) is to prevent, stop and reduce swelling. When Compression helps limit and reduce swelling. Some people also
soft tissue is damaged, it swells and can bleed internally. This swell- experience pain relief. To compress the area of the injury, wrap
ing causes pain and loss of motion, which limits use of the muscles. an ACE bandage around the swollen part. If the wrap feels too
tight, or if you feel throbbing, loosen the bandage.
To get pain relief, limit swelling and protect injured soft tissue,
use the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method of acute Another good way to control swelling is to elevate the injury. If
injury treatment. possible, raise the injured area above the level of the heart. For
example, if you hurt your ankle, try to lie on your bed with your
 REST foot propped up on one or two pillows
And remember, if you think you may have a broken bone or dis-
To protect the injured muscle, tendon, ligament or other tissue located joint, treat with cold and get to the Emergency Room.
from further injury, it’s imperative that you rest. If you are playing For more information, go to the American Orthopaedic Society
a sport, stop to protect the injured area from further damage. for Sports Medicine’s website at 
Don’t put weight on the injured part; have people help you move Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always wel-
to a safe area off the field. Resting promotes healing. come. Email us at [email protected].

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If Ernest Hemingway had decided to write novel thrones,’ what they their allies forms the subject
versions of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, but to did was based on of Max Adams’ highly read-
change the setting to theViking Dark Ages and have his violence. That is able “The Viking Wars: War
unnervingly quiet antihero carry a broadsword instead what Vikings were and Peace in King Alfred’s
of a Colt, the result would resemble an Icelandic saga. good at, especially Britain, 789-955,” pub-
Most of them begin like ominous fairy tales: “There good at, spectacu- lished by Pegasus.)
was a man named Ketil Flatnose.” Before long we are larly good at.”
caught up in all the most violent aspects of human life: Elsewhere in “Laugh-
war, murder, greed, jealousy, revenge. In “Njal’s Saga,” They were also ut- ing Shall I Die,” Shippey
Kari, the lone survivor of a massacre, hunts down each terly dauntless, self- dissects the tragic tale of
of the 120 men who killed or burned to death his ad- control being hon- the Volsungs and their
opted family. This same saga also showcases the dead- ored as the supreme accursed ring, reflects
ly Hallgerd, compared with whom any other femme virtue. When Ivan on the Norse gods who
fatale might as well be Pippi Longstocking. In “Grettir’s Morris produced his know that the doom of
Saga,” a demon’s curse leaves the strongest warrior in classic study of the Ragnarok awaits them,
Iceland afraid of the dark; in “Laxdaela Saga,” Gudrun Japanese conception
marries the best friend of the man she really loves – of the hero, he titled it tracks the Vikings’ incur-
with deeply tragic consequences. “The Nobility of Fail- sion into Normandy and
ure.” Vikings and sam- their internecine wars in
Tom Shippey’s magnificent “Laughing Shall I Die: urai are much alike: A Scandinavia, and maps
Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings” explores the hero, stresses Shippey, the almost unimagi-
adventures and mind-set of these heroes and hero- “is defined not by vic- nable daring that led
ines, many of whom were actual historical figures who tory but by defeat. Only them to fight their way
flourished during the Viking heyday of roughly A.D. in defeat can you show
750 to 1100. Their exploits were passed down orally what you’re really made down the great rivers
and given literary form only as prose narratives in the of. Only in final defeat of northern Europe to
13th and 14th centuries. Such a process naturally leads can you show that you the Black Sea in search
to a certain degree of fictionalizing, not to say mytholo- will never give in.” A of the fabulous riches
gizing: Egil Skallagrimsson, the moody poet and war- true Viking goes down of Byzantium and the
rior of “Egil’s Saga,” was partly descended from trolls. fighting while uttering Wild East. Through-
Real trolls, not the Internet kind. a defiant wisecrack and out, however, Shippey
never showing any emo- never shirks from
If all this sounds Tolkienesque, that’s no surprise. tion except contempt for
The world of “The Lord of the Rings” draws heavily on his enemies. Prestige and “drengskapr” – honorable pointing out how re-
northern lore, language and literature. Shippey himself behavior – matter more than winning. pulsive these macho
is a distinguished medievalist, as well as the author of men could sometimes be, as in his horrific ac-
“J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century ” and “The Road From this perspective, consider this book’s odd- count of a slave girl sacrificed on the bier of her dead
to Middle-earth.” He is also a frequent reviewer of con- sounding title. When Ragnar Hairy-Breeches – no one master.
temporary science fiction and fantasy. knows why he bears this weird nickname – is dumped Though its many Norse names may seem off-put-
into a snake pit, he composes a “death-song” that ends ting, Shippey’s magnum opus provides not only an
Writing for a popular audience has clearly punched with the line “laejandi skalk deyja,” or “laughing shall I exhilarating, mind-expanding appraisal and retelling
up Shippey’s prose, which is lively, friendly and occa- die.” Earlier in this poem he grimly jokes that “the pig- of Viking history but also an invitation to discover the
sionally barbed (mostly when alluding to academic gies would grunt if they knew of the old boar’s death.” cold-iron poetry and prose of the medieval North. Take
stodginess). For instance, in his introduction Shippey Ragnar, of course, is the old boar and the “piggies” up that invitation. Most adult readers only occasional-
writes: “If you come across headlines … which say are his sons. There in the pit, this fierce Viking – nei- ly feel the wonder and enchantment that books so eas-
something like ‘Vikings! Not just raiders and looters ther hoping for nor expecting rescue – uses this farm- ily, so regularly evoked in us when we were young. But
any more!’ then the headlines are wrong. If people yard metaphor to tell his enemies that their days are I found them both again when in my 20s I first opened
weren’t raiding and looting (and land-grabbing and numbered. As Shippey then reminds us, the bloody a Penguin paperback of “Njal’s Saga.” 
collecting protection money), then they had stopped vengeance taken by the “Ragnarssons,” especially Sig-
being Vikings. They were just Scandinavians.” Later, urd Snake-eye and Ivar the Boneless, will eventually LAUGHING SHALL I DIE
he underscores that whether Vikings were attacking include the conquest of much of England during the
monasteries, “organizing slave markets, grabbing land 860s and 870s. (The fight against the Rangarssons and LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE GREAT VIKINGS
to settle or engaging in something very like a ‘game of
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Bonz bedazzled by Branco, the Portie Water Dog

Hi Dog Buddies!

This week I yapped with Branco Branco. short from shoulders to caboose. I dogs do it, Mom told me, and since I
Chambers, a han-some, athletic Por- PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
tuguese Water Dog who comes from asked about it. am well-behaved and frenly, an I love
a line of champions and followed in woofin’ me right now?”
their pawsteps. But he isn’t a Snob- “No woof! They’d swim in circles “This is sorta like the original cut liddle humans, I agreed. Well, Bonz,
nose at all.
around the fish an ackshully herd our ancestors had, so they could swim it was wunnerful! The kids sat in a
Branco an his liddle step-brother ’em toward the boats. So that’s kin-
Jaegger came up for Wag-an-Sniffs. da what we do in our water compe- faster, without a lotta heavy wet hair circle around me, an you wouldn’t
Then we all settled in. titions, except the herdin’ part: we
don’t use ackshull fishing boats, tho. draggin’ ’em down, but still keepin’ buh-LEAVE how many pats an tum-
“It’s great to meet you Bonz. May The trainer (Mom) rows us out in the
I call you Bonz? I feel like I know you water on a liddle boaty/rafty thing their chests warm. This is called a my rubs I got. They were laughing
cuz we always read your column.” and another boaty/rafty thing goes
out with just humans. Mom throws a Lion Trim. It’s s’pose to make me look and all happy. They took turns read-
“Well, thanks, Branco. Sure, Bonz pouch into the water and, when I get
is fine.” the signal, I take a flying leap off the strong an regal. Whaddya think?” He in’ to me and showing me the pick-
boaty/rafty thing and swim to it, grab
He introduced his Mom, Lori, an it, an swim to the other boaty/rafty sat up straight and put a Very Serious sures, even. Sometimes they’d hold
Jaegger, a mix who was totally rockin’ thing and one of the humans takes it.
a man bun. Me an Jaegger are best Then I swim back to Mom. We hafta Expression on his face. my paw. I coulda spent the whole day
frens,” Branco said. “I always protect show we’re eager, intense, pawsome
my liddle bro. He’s just three anna swimmers and retrievers. I always “I think you look like a Rock Star. with ’em. They even wrote letters to
half. He’d be lost without me. An, pretend I’m on a Portuguese fishing
dog, can he swim. He thinks he’s a boat dog, way out in the ocean, swim- Definitely Top Dog. Do you still com- me later. There was this one liddle
Portie, too.” min’ fearlessly through the wind an
waves, carryin’ a real important mes- pete?” girl who had never, ever, ever read in
I opened my notebook. “I can’t wait sage that HAS to be delivered or it’ll
to hear about your competition back- be curtains for the free world.” “No. I’m kInda getting Up There. the circle. Not even one word. But one
ground an your histry.”
“Woof, Branco, you sure do get into But I still practice an stay in shape, day, when it was her turn and Mom
“Stop me if I yap too fast. Mom’s it.”
been training Porties for a long time. eat raw veggies and fruit an chiggen. gently passed the book to her, she
She taught me evrything I know. She “Yup. It works, too. I almost always
had two Porties before me, both AKC win. I don’t wanna brag, but I was I still belong to the Vero Beach Agil- put her hand on my fluffy paw. And
champs. Buh-lieeve me, I had big one of the youngest Portuguese Wa-
paws to fill. BIG! Bacchus, my half ter Dogs ever to earn a water title in ity Club, an me an Mom run a mile began to read. Honestly, Bonz, just
brother, won so many trophies an competition. I was only 6 months old.
ribbons an medals you can’t even I’m a Master Agility Champion, too. anna half every day. Plus, now I’m thinkin’ I had helped a liddle human
count ’em. That’s running over, under, around
an through stuff as fast as you can.” doing something that’s just as fun, an have con-fuh-dunce is better than
“After he went to Dog Heaven, an
Mom finally felt up to it, she wanted I’d been noticin’ Branco’s haircut. I ackshully think it’s more important the best blue ribbon I ever got, you
a puppy from the same pooch dad. Very On Trend. Lotsa wavy hair from
Well, there’s this innersting thing sniffer to shoulders, real full around than fame an glory.” know?”
humans figured out how to do: they his head an shoulders, and super
saved special puppy-making stuff “No Woof? What?” “I think I do, Branco.” I wiped my
from our Dad an used it to make more
puppies. So that’s how I came along. “See, Mom doesn’t teach just eyes with my paw. “I think I do.” 
That was 12 years ago.”
pooches, she also teaches people.
“Woof! I never heard of that! That’s
Majorly Cool Dog Biscuits!” I ex- -The BonzShe’s what’s called a Special Ed
teacher, an her students have Diffi-
“I KNOW! Right? Anyway, I guess cult Circumstances. So she thought
I got all the Portie skills my Dad an I might be able to help ’em by lettin’
Bacchus had, cuz, with Mom’s train-
ing, I’ve done pretty well.” ’em read stories to me. Some other

“You’re not Woofin’ about that! So Don’t be shy!
tell me about the competitions.” We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected].
“As you probly know, Porties are in
the Workin’ Group. We always HAFTA
have a job. Our ancestors worked for
Portuguese fishermen, guarding the
boats an nets in port, retrievin’ stuff
that fell overboard, and carryin’ mes-
sages from boat to boat. They’d leap
off the boats and swim, swim, swim.
They hadda be strong an fearless.
Plus, they also herded fish.”

“Shut the doghouse door! Are you

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J92 AQ743 10 5
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 4 J85 Q 10 9
AQ852 J96 10 7 4 3
Tori Amos, a singer-songwriter, said, “I’m not like a poker player. I’m not into bluff. My 9875 AJ 6432
way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I’m intending to go. My cards
are always on the table.” SOUTH
At the bridge table, you occasionally have to bluff, keeping your cards close to your AK7632
chest. How should South try to make six hearts in this deal after West leads the club K
nine? K Q 10

When North raised hearts, South decided to keep his spade support up his sleeve, Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
which worked to his advantage in the play. He jumped immediately into Blackwood.
The Bidding:
If West had led the diamond ace, it would have killed the slam; but that was not obvious.
Declarer won the first trick with dummy’s club ace and dropped his queen under it. Then 1 Spades Pass
he took his two top trumps to learn that he had a loser there. How could he also avoid 2 Hearts Pass 3 Hearts Pass OPENING
conceding a diamond? 4 NT Pass 5 Hearts Pass
6 Hearts Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
In theory, South had to find East with three or four spades. But, as you can see, he 9 Clubs
had only a doubleton. Declarer spotted a ruse. He played a spade to dummy’s queen,
feigning the finesse, cashed the spade ace and continued with a third spade. To East, it
looked as though South was about to ruff, so that he did not need to “waste” his trump
trick. However, after East discarded, South produced the spade king from his back
pocket, overtook the club 10 with dummy’s jack and pitched his diamond king on the
spade seven.

East probably should not have fallen for declarer’s deception, but it was delightfully deft.

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1 Hard to award 123 Secretaries, at 64 “Easy ___!”
65 Put your clothes
pronounce 68 Consequently times
9 “Bones” on the 70 Withered woman on
71 Witness, in the DOWN 66 Fall off
Enterprise 1 Movie promo 69 Cut a little, again
14 Landing-in-fog Bible 2 Tear anew 74 ___ patterns
72 Israel’s Shimon 3 Semiprecious
aid 73 Bakery workers (eye art)
19 Make lawful 75 Soda can stone 76 Crawlers in a
20 Chicago hub 4 Presidential
21 Where features can, for example
77 Banking nickname 78 “___ bleu!”
Ambrose Bierce 5 Introduction to a 81 Air show
disappeared conveniences,
22 Creator of commonly maniac? attractions
Rosemary 79 Too much, to 6 Phony-baloney 82 Long-distance
Woodhouse Toulouse 7 Astronomer’s
23 Southwestern 80 Alert of a sort number
sights 81 Top ___ (star) projections 83 Greenland settler
24 Like a short play 84 Game show 8 “Open 24 Hours” 85 Slightly wet
25 Fruit stone prize 9 Soccer ___ 88 Secluded valley
26 Govt.-run oil 86 “May ___ 10 Mind game 89 Home of Lamb
agency excused?” 11 Hermosillo home
of 21 Across 87 TV cop on 12 C source and Woolf
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40 Stiller’s long-time A Shock to the 18 Certain muscles
partner System 21 Pastoral sound perhaps
42 “What am I 97 Prop for Rogers 27 Desertlike 106 Fool
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When hubby doesn’t recognize something familiar …

BY CAROLYN HAX Dear Carolyn: For the first time, one of my son’s
Washington Post sports teams has an obnoxious parent. He’s not the
nightmare stereotype I’d feared, just low-grade ob-
Dear, Carolyn: My husband is determine any follow-up steps. I hope it’s nothing, noxious. Groaning audibly when his son misses a
75 and very bright. An incident but it does sound like something. free throw, for example. Or calling out, “You gotta
occurred the other day that really get those rebounds!” to no one in particular. These
concerned me. We went to a Medi- Re: Cognitive Decline: I think you’re right to be boys are 8 and 9, so they’re age-appropriately, uh,
terranean restaurant that we have concerned, and second Carolyn’s advice to talk to a skilled.
gone to several times before, and doctor. And, if he is reluctant, maybe you could sell
foods like kebabs with rice, pita bread, hummus, are this by suggesting both of you could take a cogni- I’ve seen his wife encouraging him to tone it
familiar to him. But he ordered a burger. I did not tive test administered by the doc. If there is nothing down, and I’m wondering – given that his com-
think anything of it at the time. But as we were eat- wrong, then you have a baseline. If there is some- ments aren’t abusive – if I ought to say something.
ing I asked, totally casually, “How’s the burger?” He thing wrong, you are catching it early, which can be And, for that matter, what I’d say. If I were the
shrugged and said “OK – I couldn’t really figure out the really helpful for long-term prognosis. coach, which I am in another sport, I’d definitely
other things on the menu so I just ordered this.” say something to the guy. As the dad of another
He couldn’t figure out the foods on a relatively – Anonymous player? I don’t know if I’d be out of line.
short (posted) menu full of familiar offerings? I’ve Anonymous: Excellent, thank you.
read memoirs about dementia with anecdotes like, “I – Wondering
should have known something was wrong when my
mother would say, “I’ll have what you are having.’” Wondering: You’ve made it to your son’s 8th/9th
Turned out mom was no longer making sense of the birthday, you’re a coach and this is your first ob-
menu. noxious same-team sports parent?
Anyway, Carolyn, does this incident sound trou-
bling to you? If so, what can/should I do? I did men- Mazel tov.
tion it to husband a day or so later and he shrugged it His wife is on him to tone it down, plus free-
off as nothing. throw groaning and rebound laments are pretty
tame. I think you can safely stay out of it. Coaches
– Really Concerned and any immediate family really are the best ones
to take this on, and it’s OK sometimes to use that
Really Concerned: Don’t assume the responsibil- to one’s conflict-avoidant advantage.
ity of weighing its importance yourself. Put in a call At times fellow parents do need to speak up,
to his doctor, report what happened, let the expert sure. You’ll know you’re there when you hear
yourself apologizing to the other team’s fans for
some of the idiots rooting for yours. 

Hospital’s dietitians battle
epidemic of malnutrition

26 Thursday, August 2, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Hospital’s dietitians battle epidemic of malnutrition

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER half of all U.S. adults – 117 million SRMC dieticians Laurie Beebe
[email protected] people – have one or more chronic and Brittany Robinson.
health condition, according to the
Sebastian River Medical Center Centers for Disease Control. As this PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
registered dietitians Brittany Robin- group ages, they are at even higher
son and Laurie Beebe just dropped a risk for poor nutrition.”
bombshell on this Mecca for retirees.
Becker’s also takes aim at the eco-
Malnutrition, they say, is far more nomic impact of malnutrition in
commonplace on the Treasure Coast hospital patients. “The consequenc-
than most people realize – especial- es of malnutrition,” it says, “can in-
ly among hospital patients in gener- clude longer hospital stays, more fre-
al and seniors in particular. quent readmissions, increased costs
of care and higher risk of complica-
“I would say 70 percent of our pa- tions such as pressure ulcers, infec-
tient population are patients that tions and falls.”
aren’t eating because they’re sick or
have decreased energy and are los- Beebe and Robinson agree, and
ing weight, but not knowing why,” point to patients with kidney dis-
says Robinson, the hospital’s clinical ease, diabetes, heart disease and
nutrition manager. wounds as being among the prime
candidates for the Sebastian hospi-
And the problem is not confined to tal’s medical nutrition therapy pro-
the Treasure Coast. gram or MNT.

Becker’s Hospital Review reported MNT is an evidence-based medi-
in May that, nationwide, up to “50 cal approach to treating certain
percent of all patients are malnour- chronic conditions through the use
ished upon admission to a hospital.” of individually-tailored nutrition
plans – ordered and approved by a
A second article in the same pub- primary care physician – and imple-
lication states “the impact of malnu- mented by registered dietitians like
trition will no doubt become more
prevalent as the population ages and
has more chronic diseases. About

Experience the fusion of Robinson and Beebe. diabetes, kidney disease, cancer or
traditional values and The National Institutes of Health congestive heart failure.

modern dentistry. calls MNT “critical for patients with “We recommend people eat foods
chronic kidney disease,” and adds, they like. We’ve never told somebody
Collins & Montz “it is vital to engage and refer pa- there’s something you have to eat.
tients to a registered dietitian,” since But we do encourage people to find
DCOESMNETTICI&SFTAMRILYY MNT can “delay chronic kidney dis- things from a list we provide of what
ease’s progression, prevent or treat they can have and eat things that
At Collins & Montz, DMD, complications and improve the pa- they enjoy.”
we will focus on improving every tient’s quality of life.”
aspect of your smile for optimal And while Robinson jokingly in-
appearance, function, and comfort “Another really common diagno- terjects “I find that men particularly
sis here,” Beebe interjects, “is con- don’t like vegetables at any age,”
through our general family gestive heart failure. And if people these two often have bigger fish to
dentistry, and restorative procedures don’t watch their sodium intake, fry. Or, more accurately, cooking les-
they can come in month after month sons to teach.
such as dental implants. Our after month because when they eat
comprehensive range of services and a lot of salt, that holds fluid in and “I have one lady,” Beebe explains,
it just starts swelling up … making it “who didn’t know you could cook
dedication of quality set us apart. difficult to breathe.” chicken a different way than frying
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your appointment. And then there are cancer pa- and she said, ‘There’s another way
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ing to get them strengthened up so any other nutrition-related topic or
that they can go through radiation, technique, highly-trained registered
chemotherapy or whatever their dietitians like Beebe and Robinson
treatments are and just to get a little can help open doors to a healthier
stronger again.” life.

Robinson adds “a large part of Robinson and Beebe are part of the
what we do is educating people, so medical nutrition therapy program
that when they go home they un- at the Sebastian River Medical Center
derstand how to read labels and go at 13695 U.S. 1. The hospital’s phone
grocery shopping and stick to their number is 772-589-3186. 
recommendations – whether it’s for

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When it’s best to donate your blood to yourself

• B Rh-negative, 2 percent
Q. Is it possible to donate your own • AB Rh-positive, 3 percent
blood to yourself? • AB Rh-negative, 1 percent
In an emergency, anyone can receive
Yes you can. This is called “autologous” type O red blood cells, and type AB in-
blood donation. It’s done in the weeks be- dividuals can receive red blood cells of
fore non-emergency surgery. The blood any ABO type. Therefore, people with
is stored until the operation. Autologous type O blood are known as “universal
donation is most often employed in sur- donors,” and those with type AB blood
gery on bones, blood vessels, the urinary are known as “universal recipients.” 
tract and the heart, when the likelihood
of transfusion is high.

This form of blood donation is good
for the patient, but it’s beneficial to so-
ciety, too.

People over the age of 69 require half
of all whole blood and red blood cells
transfused, according to the National
Blood Data Resource Center (NBDRC).
Giving blood to yourself cuts down on
the demand for blood.

Typically, each donated unit of blood,
referred to as whole blood, is separated
into multiple components, such as red
blood cells, plasma, platelets, and an-
tihemophilic factor, for transfusion to
individuals with different needs.

With an aging population and ad-
vances in medical treatments requir-
ing blood transfusions, the demand for
blood is increasing. On any given day,
more than 40,000 units of red blood
cells are needed.

Volunteers donate almost all the
blood transfused in the United States.
Using current screening and dona-
tion procedures, a growing number of
blood banks have found blood dona-
tion by seniors to be safe and practi-
cal; if you’re a geezer, you probably can
help the cause.

To be eligible to donate blood, a per-
son must be in good health. In general,
donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.
Most blood banks have no upper age
limit. Donors are screened for AIDS,
hepatitis, other diseases, and other
possible problems.

Adult males have about 12 pints of
blood in their circulation and adult fe-
males have about nine pints. The do-
nor’s body replenishes the fluid lost
from donation in about 24 hours. The
red blood cells that are lost are general-
ly replaced in a few weeks. Whole blood
can be donated once every eight weeks.

What is the most common blood type?
The approximate distribution of
blood types in the U.S. population is
below. Distribution may be different
for specific racial and ethnic groups.
• O Rh-positive, 39 percent
• O Rh-negative, 9 percent
• A Rh-positive, 31 percent
• A Rh-negative, 6 percent

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Pat’s Place: A tasty stop when you’re hitting the shops

[email protected]
Back-to-school shopping. Yay, right?
I try to get as much of it done without
my son in tow as possible. A few things
like shoes and backpacks require his
body parts or his opinion, but overall it’s
quicker and cheaper if I get it done while
he’s on adventures with his father.

The mall is certainly not my first stop,
but the plaza on Eau Gallie Boulevard
and Riverside Drive with Beall’s Outlet,
Office Depot and Ross can be a gold mine
if you hit it early. I started a few weeks ago
and made the mistake of not eating lunch
first, so I got that “hangry” shopping feel-
ing that’s never good. Panera? No, not in
the mood. Chinese? Nope. Not sure why
I’d never stopped into Pat’s Place before,
but I was pleasantly surprised.

Now, Pat’s Place is not your late-night,
on the way home from the mall after-
shopping place to eat. They close at 8
p.m., are closed Sundays and lock up at
3 p.m. Saturdays. But if you’re roam-

Spanikopita Platter. Gyro Platter. Tuscan Bean and
Sausage Soup.

ing around earlier in the day, I would sauces, plus Greek spinach pie. I am a tuna ($7.50) and iced tea ($1.25). [email protected].
recommend their soups and salads. For Scotch-Irish-German redhead with zero Gazing around at food on neighbor- The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
those who want to give it a go, the menu Greek heritage, and am not the one to
lists two types of gyros, various dishes judge what Greek food is supposed to ing tables and coming out of the kitch- dines anonymously at restaurants at the
with pita bread and hummus and Greek be, but I have heard from more than one en, the hot and cold subs looked tempt- expense of this newspaper. 
Greek friend that Pat’s Place might not be ing and the pizza looked and smelled
Mediterranean what you’re looking for if you’re accus- good, too. RESTAURANT HOURS
Artichoke Tomato Pizza. tomed to traditional Greek cuisine. Monday through Friday,
The soup was delicious and tasted
The day I wandered in after a meet- homemade, a flavorful broth with a 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
ing and in between some shop- good portion of beans and crumbled Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
sausage. My salad was just enough with
ping, the little restaurant was the soup, a bed of crisp lettuce with Closed Sundays
pretty packed at 11:45, tables of beautiful, red vine-ripened tomatoes, BEVERAGES
ladies in groups. That’s usually olives, pepperoncini and feta cheese Soft Drinks
a good sign because ladies in and a Greek house dressing.
groups are probably locals ADDRESS
and locals typically have fa- Pat’s Place is nothing fancy, but it’s 279 E. Eau Gallie Blvd,
vorite spots that consistently clean, cheery and the service is friend- Indian Harbour Beach
serve decent food and are a ly. If you’re out and about and feel like
good value. I walked in and supporting a local mom-and-pop busi- PHONE
by watching others figured out ness instead of going to Panera or run- (321)773-7000
that the procedure is to order at ning through Wendy’s, you might want
to give it a try if you’ve never visited.
the cash register and pay, then The owners seem to have a very loyal
find a table and wait for your food. I following and a clientele that they con-
ordered a bowl of the soup of the day, sider an extended family.
which was Tuscan Bean and Sausage
($4.50), plus a small Greek salad with We encourage you to send feedback to

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The New Neighbors Club of South Brevard August 7 | National Night Out and Back to School Bash. 15 Registration is now open for our Daytime
Beaches is holding their annual New School Dig Turtle Walks. The walks will be con-
Shoes Drive for local shelter children. Please Space Coast. Contact Mary Froment at mcm.fro- will have a K-9 demonstration by Kato and Ofc. ducted most Wednesday and Saturday mornings
consider supporting this effort by sending [email protected] for more information. Swenson, police vehicles on display and local from 8 to 9 a.m. August 15 - September 8 at the
your tax deductible check to New Neighbors vendors will have tents set up for information. Barrier Island Sanctuary, 8385 S. Hwy A1A, Mel-
of South Brevard Beaches to Mary Gallo, 761 6 New Neighbors of South Brevard Beaches bourne Beach.
Poinsette Dr, Satellite Beach Fl 32937. For more plays MAHJONGG at Papagallo’s in Satellite
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[email protected] show, 8 to 11 a.m. at 1120 N.Highway A1A, Indi- to 2 p.m. at 6630 Floridana Ave., Melbourne
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- alantic, one-half mile north of 192 Causeway. All Beach. More than 50 types of plants and trees
days at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, 7 National Night Out and Back to School Years Classic, Antique Muscle Cars Trucks & Bikes for sale from the garden, with a portion of the
Melbourne Beach. Bash. 5 p.m. Indian Harbour Beach Rec - Welcome. Contact Bill Antonetz (321)725-3648. proceeds benefiting the Barrier Island Center,
Gleason Park · Indian Harbour Beach. Celebrate Sea Turtle Conservancy. www.floridanatropicals.
AUGUST with Indian Harbour Beach Police Department, 11 The Eau Gallie Arts District ever-pop- com or (321)726-0800.
City Employees and the Staff and Students of ular Eighth Annual Dog Days of Sum-
4 Paws for Veterans Grand Opening Celebra- Ocean Breeze Elementary to ask our community mer, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Square and on 18 Vegan Takeover of the Downtown Mel-
tion, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 63 Ocean Blvd., to take a stand against criminals by turning on Highland. Event is free and open to the public. bourne Farmer’s Market at Riverview
Satellite Beach, Food, Drinks, Vendors, Raffles, the porch lights, locking the house up and join- This year’s event will feature food and beverage Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bounce Houses/Water Slides for Adults and ing us for an evening of fun and laughs. Face vendors, and fun for dogs and their humans, our
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for a vendor booth, just a basket to raffle off. 614-7706 for more information.

5 Hightower Beach Cleanup, 9 to 10 a.m. 22 Tenth Annual Valor Awards to honor
hosted by the Humanist Community of the our local heroes in uniform, from law
enforcement, fire-rescue, EMS and the military,
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN as nominated by their respective chiefs and
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6 CAR 3 MISERY Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place. Tickets available
10 LIBERALITY 6 CLIP 26 An information session on the upcom-
12 YET 7 RAGA ing June 2019 Holy Name of Jesus Par-
15 NEAT 11 YES ish-sponsored pilgrimage to Ireland will be held
17 SOCK 13 TORTOISE on Sunday, August 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish
18 MOG 14 SKETCHER Community Room, 3050 N. Hwy. A1A, Indialan-
22 THERMOSTAT 16 TOT tic. The trip will include visits to traditional Irish
25 SANCTUS 19 GHETTO tourist spots and is open to non-parishioners.
26 SWISH 20 ARISTO There are limited spaces available. For more in-
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pressure-grouted (strengthened at with a workshop. There also is a lot long before the home was built in Neighborhood:
the foundation with injected con- small space above the garage, for- 1993, choosing it for the rare relative- Seabreeze subdivision
crete). merly used by the Dells as a toy ly deep water dock that provides easy Construction: Wood frame
train workshop. access to the Intracoastal Waterway
Another bonus is an air-condi- and the Atlantic Ocean via the near- Roof: tile
tioned three-car attached garage Avid boaters, the Dells bought the Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 4
Architectural style: Mediterranean
Square footage: 4,288 square feet of

air-conditioned space,
4,988 under roof.
Lot size: .43 acres

Additional features: Swimming pool,
dock with 2 lifts, master suite on

both floors, air conditioned attic and
air-conditioned three-car garage with
workshop, propane fireplace, eat-in

kitchen with gas stove and break-
fast bar, walk-in closets and storage
spaces throughout, three large bonus

rooms for use as billiards/media
room, large home office, covered bal-
cony off master bedroom, dock with
two lifts, cathedral ceilings, built-in

vacuum system.
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing agent:
Wendy Murray, 321-243-3595

Listing price: $1,299,000

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by Sebastian Inlet to the south. The not have water deep enough to han- of the sunset over the Indian River the beach is within walking distance
dock has two boat lifts – one that can dle “the bigger boats and sailboats and is close enough to walk to the and you don’t have to cross the high-
handle an 8,000-pound craft, the other that require more depths. We used to ocean beach access through the way (State Road A1A) and the beaches
with 17,000-pound capacity. have a sailboat which we later donat- Seabreeze subdivision. are not crowded.”
ed to Florida Tech.”
“He thought that was the neatest “We enjoyed the opportunity to Seabreeze is located about three
treat,” says Patricia Dell. “He said ‘I’m The dock is equipped with electric be in both places, the river and the miles from the U.S. 192 causeway and
buying this lot for that.’” power and a fresh water hookup. beach,” Patricia says. “To me, one of between Spessard Holland and Aqua-
the biggest attractions of this area is rina golf courses. 
Patricia says many area docks do The home offers spectacular views

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 35


Closing costs can be a budget buster when buying a house

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST Philadelphia ($16,463); Los Angeles counties and “core” metropolitan tober 2017 and March of this year.
($10,991); Miami ($9,364) and Cook statistical areas. The study was con- The study’s primary focus: measur-
In the emotional rush that precedes County, Ill. (the Chicago area, $7,085). ducted by ClosingCorp, a data and
buying a home – negotiating contract technology company for the real es- ing the fees charged for the services
details and price, beating away rival All these figures come from a new tate industry. It covered more than typically involved in closings — title
bidders, searching for the best mort- compilation of what buyers pay for 900,000 home-purchase transactions insurance (lenders’ and owners’ cov-
gage deal – closing costs often aren’t closing services and taxes in the 50 that went to settlement between Oc- erage), appraisals, recordation, land
a pressing concern. Yet what you pay states and D.C., plus hundreds of surveys, settlement charges – plus
at settlement can be surprisingly ex- transfer taxes. The variations buyers
pensive, even a budget buster. can encounter are eye-opening.

Would you believe that the aver- On a national basis, the average-
age buyer of a single-family home in priced single-family home purchased
Kings County, N.Y. – better known during the study period cost $318,362.
as Brooklyn – got hit with $57,333 in The average appraisal charge was
closing costs at settlement during the $526; lender’s title insurance policy,
past year? Or that the average buyer of $1,282; owner’s title insurance, $517;
a home in Washington, D.C. shelled and recording fee, $197. The settle-
out more than $20,000? ment fee charged by the agent or at-
torney administering the closing
Ouch! Granted, the average cost came to $916. Real estate transfer
of the houses was between $900,000 taxes added $3,438, and the total for
and $1 million in Brooklyn and close all services plus taxes came to $5,651.
to $800,000 in Washington. In both
cases, the largest component of the Depending on where you live,
closing bill was transfer taxes im- $5,651 in closing fees might strike
posed by the local government – a you as low, reasonable or ridiculous-
stunning $50,189 in Brooklyn, $14,022 ly high. For example, if you lived in
in D.C. Pottawattamie County, Iowa, where
home prices average a little more
Then there’s Maryland’s Mont- than $149,000, you would have paid
gomery County, where the average
buyer paid $22,181 in settlement fees; CONTINUED ON PAGE 39


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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: July 20 to July 26

The real estate market continued to hum along in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937. Melbourne
Beach led the way with 6 transactions, followed by Satellite Beach and Indialantic with 5 sales each. Indian
Harbour Beach reported 4 closings.
Our featured sale this week was of a riverfront townhouse in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 3134
River Villa Way was placed on the market April 23 with an asking price of $519,000. The price was
subsequently lowered to $499,000. The sale closed July 20 for $475,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Todd Ostrander of RE/MAX Elite. The purchaser was
represented by Linda Coleman of Coldwell Banker Paradise.



RIVER COLONY NORTHWE 304 S PALM AVE 4/21/2018 $899,000 $875,000 7/20/2018 $757,850
MELBOURNE BEACH S 204 CHERRY DR 4/11/2018 $827,000 $798,000 7/24/2018 $500,000
RIVER COLONY WEST SE 604 MANGO DR 6/1/2018 $524,900 $524,900 7/26/2018


RIO VILLA UNIT V 328 RIO VILLA BLVD 6/13/2018 $569,000 $569,000 7/20/2018 $560,000
INDIALANTIC HGHTS 2 510 SEABREEZE DR 7/10/2018 $349,900 $349,900 7/23/2018 $349,900
RIO LINDO SUBD 612 PINE TREE DR 8/24/2017 $389,700 $363,700 7/20/2018 $330,000


THE OCEANS CONDOMINI 1095 HIGHWAY A1A 2202 8/23/2017 $799,900 $750,000 7/24/2018 $701,000
THE OCEANS CONDOMINI 1095 FLORIDA A1A 2201 3/23/2018 $650,000 $655,000 7/24/2018 $650,000
LANTANA OCEANFRONT 1811 HIGHWAY A1A 2404 11/10/2017 $459,000 $455,000 7/20/2018 $435,000

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, August 2, 2018 37


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: River Colony West SE, Address: 604 Mango Dr Subdivision: Rio Villa Unit V, Address: 328 Rio Villa Blvd

Listing Date: 6/1/2018 Listing Date: 6/13/2018
Original Price: $524,900 Original Price: $569,000
Recent Price: $524,900 Recent Price: $569,000
Sold: 7/26/2018 Sold: 7/20/2018
Selling Price: $500,000 Selling Price: $560,000
Listing Agent: Henry Saunders Listing Agent: Tami Leliuga Shriver

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Jantina Getz Andy Mindel

RE/MAX Solutions RE/MAX Alternative Realty

Subdivision: Lantana Oceanfront, Address: 1811 Highway A1A 2404 Subdivision: The Gardens of India, Address: 722 Palm Springs Cir

Listing Date: 11/10/2017 Listing Date: 6/10/2018
Original Price: $459,000 Original Price: $239,000
Recent Price: $455,000 Recent Price: $239,000
Sold: 7/20/2018 Sold: 7/20/2018
Selling Price: $435,000 Selling Price: $229,000
Listing Agent: Marcella Goff Listing Agent: Dianne Shelton

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Premium Properties Real Estate

Margret Cornell Maura Hawkes

Cornell Real Estate Exp Realty LLC

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Melbourne Beach S, Address: 204 Cherry Dr Subdivision: River Colony NW, Address: 304 S Palm Ave

Listing Date: 4/11/2018 Listing Date: 4/21/2018
Original Price: $827,000 Original Price: $899,000
Recent Price: $798,000 Recent Price: $875,000
Sold: 7/24/2018 Sold: 7/20/2018
Selling Price: $757,850 Selling Price: $855,000
Listing Agent: Shaina Markulin Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
& Kirk Kessel
Selling Agent: Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. Selling Agent:
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Not Provided
Maria Morse
Not Provided
Thomas Kay Realty,Inc.

JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: Ocean Walk Condo, Address: 2225 Highway A1A 505 Listing Date: 4/13/2018
Original Price: $389,900
Sold: 7/23/2018
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $365,000
WE’LL GET YOU WERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Chana Newport
Selling Agent: BHHS Florida Realty
JUST LISTED! - $669,000
4 BEDROOM / 3 BATHROOM 2,715 SF Steven Steiner

David Curri Subdivision: The Oceans Condo, Address: 1095 Highway A1A 2202

Broker/Owner Listing Date: 8/23/2017
Original Price: $799,900
[email protected] Recent Price: $750,000
Sold: 7/24/2018
321.890.9911 Selling Price: $701,000
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
& Kirk Kessel
Selling Agent:
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

DeWayne Carpenter

Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Subdivision: S Patrick Shores 5S, Address: 161 Eden Ave

Listing Date: 6/7/2018
Original Price: $274,900
Recent Price: $274,900
Sold: 7/26/2018
Selling Price: $268,900
Listing Agent: Paul Frommann II

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

Laura Little Quintin

SunCoast Real Estate Group

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 REAL ESTATE you to gauge the costs of the services
themselves relative to the price of the
just $1,821 when you closed on your equation, D.C. is still the highest-cost house.
house. That included all the regular “state” in the country with average
services – such as title, appraisal and closing-service fees of $6,206. By this measure, Pennsylvania
surveys – plus $117 in taxes. Pretty turns out to have the highest clos-
cheap. You’d also probably feel you’re Excluding taxes, Hawaii is second- ing charges: 1.91 percent of average
getting a good deal in Tippecanoe, most-expensive, California is next at home price. Illinois is second at 1.85
Ind., where the closing charges on $5,276, followed by New York ($4,915) percent, Michigan comes in at 1.69
your $133,000 home came to $2,029, and Washington state ($4,860). percent, Oklahoma at 1.62 percent,
with zero transfer taxes. and Ohio at 1.5 percent. Also using
But focusing on dollar amounts this measure, some of the highest-
But real estate is all about location, paid at settlement is not the only use- housing-price areas look like bar-
and when the location is in or close to a ful way to look at closing costs. High- gains: D.C. closing fees represent just
big city or along the East or West coasts, priced housing markets will almost 0.81 percent of the average home sale
you tend to have to pay a lot more – for always be expensive at closing. But price; California, 0.80 percent; and
the house, for settlement fees and tax- here’s an alternative way to look at Massachusetts, 0.83 percent.
es. So it’s not surprising that the high- it: Putting aside local tax levies, what
est average total closing fees, including portion of a home-sale price is paid Bottom line: Check out local clos-
taxes, are in the District ($20,228), New for actual services rendered – such ing-cost variations before you pur-
York ($15,254), Maryland ($13,358), things as title insurance, surveys, ap- chase. Thousands of your dollars are
Delaware ($13,293) and Pennsylvania praisals, and the money paid to the at stake. 
($10,206). Removing taxes from the attorneys or agents who conduct the
closing? Analyzing it this way allows





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