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I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, a city of rich diverse tradi-

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R HOM Who made a difference in your life? Of course our parents play a vital role in helping us become who we are
E today, but there are often others who are mentors to us as we grow. Hobe Sound Magazine wishes to honor these
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CHILI LOVERS COOK to Benefit Local Kids
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T hink your chili recipe is the best in town? Now you have a chance
to prove it at the inaugural Dunkin’s Chili Challenge to benefit Hobe
cook-offs throughout the country. There are specific rules and criteria
for the international organization, including using only meat and spices
Sound Early Learning Center.
Named after the school’s chili-loving dinosaur mascot, this event will take
place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13th at its Gomez Avenue campus.
– but no beans – in their recipes.
Judges will be local Hobe Sound residents trained by the organization. If You Go
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it was perfect for our family-oriented community,” he said. that will bring the public out to eat chili or cook chili or both,” Martin said.
Numerous chili contests will spice up the day, including an Open Entry fees, which include a sample tasting kit, are $10 for adults and
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Gets Attention Descendants Deserve
By Mike Readling

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with tangles of vines and overgrown weeds Jenkins Landscape, Capps Roofing, Toney’s
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“My father and his siblings and his parents joined in the effort.
are all buried there. There are people buried Weeds and vines were pulled, gravesites (that
in there that were born in 1860. I remember could be found) were marked and plans were
every Memorial Day it was always a large made to revive the Gomez Cemetery to a place
community project where everyone would that is as respectful to its residents as they are
come down and clean it up. It was like a big vital to Hobe Sound’s history.
Photo by Kevin Boldenow family reunion every year,” Jones said. “After There’s still a long way to go to restore its
the church burned down, it was just disarray. honor, but Carr is thinking big.
It finally got to the point where it was just too can be seen from Dixie Highway, though African Methodist Episcopal (AME Church),
much. it’s doubtful how many people actually have the historically black church that served some
In recent years it’s become more dilapidated.”
When Suzan King Carr moved to Hobe Sound
In her mind, she pictures stepping stones across
Photo by Kevin Boldenow
No one is sure if it was the dirt bikes or the noticed. of the founding members of the Hobe Sound
23 years ago, one of the first places she found from Miami and met with Annie Pettway. The lush grass, between properly marked graves with
thick, overgrown vines, or just the dust and Land records show the 4.69-acre plot was community. herself was the cemetery. She was astounded cemetery had gotten so neglected, Pettway legible tombstones. She thinks of places to sit
dirt that would kick up with every good gust first recorded in 1901, back before Hobe Many of those families buried loved ones in the at the condition of it then, and it has bothered had her relatives removed from the graveyard and reflect and a beautiful wrought iron fence to
and reburied in Banner Lake. help maintain the dignity the plot deserves.
of wind. Sound even existed. Also on site is the former cemetery. Names like Williams, Page, Pettway, her ever since.
Dennie and Linden In March, a large group of volunteers, including Maybe, with future efforts, the cemetery could
Whatever it was, a She began doing research, learning the his-
– all familiar today some of the neighbors who share a street with also teach children about the area’s past.
group of local resi- tory and tracking down the AME Church in
dents had seen the thanks to local streets the cemetery, converged to begin the process “I think it would be a great place for Black
Jacksonville that owns the parcel. She met
Gomez Cemetery named in their honor – of rejuvenation. Local businesses, including History month,” she said.
several times with a reverend who drove up
deteriorate and it graced the tombstones
in the graveyard. Photo by Kevin Boldenow
was time to give
attention to one of However, when two
the most historic local boys burned
plots of land in Hobe down the church
Sound. The first step sometime in March of
took place on March 1992, not only was
11 with a communi- the congregation bro-
ty-led clean up of the ken, the downfall of
entire site. the property began.
The Gomez Cemetery Lloyd Jones remem-
is located at the west bers the good old
end of Kingsley St., days when he was
right where it dead- able to visit his
ends into the railroad father’s gravesite
tracks. That means it African Methodist Episcopal (AME Church). and not have to fight

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mong boaters, the Jupiter Inlet is one of the most infamous November when two men flipped a 21-foot center console while heading can raise all kinds of trouble, local captains said. straight to the bottom of the trough
inlets in Florida. Some boaters, in fact, would rather run the 12 east out of the inlet at daybreak. Both men died. Mark Stoe is the captain of the Mystic Rose charter boat, which docks and nothing good happens there.”
miles north to the St. Lucie Inlet, rather than risk going in or “It happens every time there is a swell. Every time you get conditions behind the Square Grouper and takes groups offshore to fish. The for- York and Stoe have the Magic
out of Jupiter some days. that are in the four- to six-foot range and up, you’ll see boaters really mer lobster boat draws six feet and is one of the many boats that has Seaweed app installed on their
It is a well-earned reputation. Each year, the inlet’s unruly temperament close to disaster,” said Brian Bowen, a Palm Beach County lifeguard to pick its way (and days) to get out. phones and are constantly check-
causes flips, wrecks and even deaths. The most recent fatalities were in lieutenant, who has worked the beaches on and off since 1987. “We Bowen and Stoe both agree the safest way to negotiate the inlet is to ing conditions. The magic number
have front row seats and pretty break the mouth and head south (never north), staying between the for staying in is three-and-a-half
strong binoculars, so we keep an bar offshore and the beach. At that point, it becomes a waiting game. foot swells and winds anywhere
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from four to six feet deep and when you’re in the swells, don’t go over the top of one or you’re going … it will eat you.”

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By Marian Dozier

t Loggerhead MarineLife Center in Juno Beach, there’s no Loggerhead MarineLife Center, created in 1983 by Juno Beach resi- With a full-time staff of 30 and some 300 active volunteers, the facil- They hope the next generation – like little Tara – will understand the
confusion about focus: it’s all about the sea turtle. But visitors dent Eleanor Fletcher, who was known as ‘The Turtle Lady.’ ity’s team works to ensure hatchlings make it to the ocean, rescue sick critical importance of taking care of the ocean’s entire ecosystem,
also quickly realize this nonprofit, which saves, rehabilitates andThe nonprofit has more than 35 standing programs – from toddler- and injured turtles and rehabilitate them in the on-campus Sea Turtle including sea turtles.
studies sea turtles, is also serious about education. friendly Mommy and Me Paint! to a lecture series geared toward Hospital. “We’re big proponents of conservation education,” Deadman said.
Five-year-old Tara Browne, who was visiting recently from Fort Myers seniors – to teach marine conservation, ocean health and sea turtle By studying their biology, data can be reported to the Florida Fish “Whether we go out to the schools or the kids come here.”
with her grandmother, got it. As she peered into a large, deep-water knowledge to everyone. and Wildlife Conservation Commission each year. In 2016, more than
tank holding rehabilitating turtles, one of Loggerheads’ attentive volun- “Sea turtles tell us the health of the ocean and the ocean tells us the 16,000 turtle nests were recorded in Florida.
teers explained what she was looking at.
Browne, whose father kept a small turtle as a pet, was impressed.
health of the planet,” said Hannah Deadman, a Loggerhead spokes-
woman. “It’s not all hopeless. But we want people to understand the
Sea turtle nesting season lasts from March 1 to October 1.
More than 100 sea turtles are rescued on average each year, many
If You Go
“That’s like Daddy’s turtle. But bigger!” she exclaimed, wide-eyed, impact we have on our ocean and the difference everyone can make found tangled up in fishing line or choking on bits of plastic, biologists What: Loggerhead MarineLife Center
stretching out her tiny hands. to better protect it.” said. The Loggerhead MarineLife Center is the only facility between
Where: 14200 U.S. Highway 1 in Juno Beach
Soon she – and the others who visit the 12,000-square-foot facility In south Florida, the species of sea turtles seen and studied are primar- Orlando and the Florida Keys to help.
nestled on the west side of Loggerhead Park, learned why the turtle ily loggerheads, greens and leatherbacks. This year, they launched a $14 million capital campaign to increase Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
was there, how it would be made well, where it’ll go when that hap- The scientists at the MarineLife Center monitor nearly 10 miles facility’s size by 27,500 square feet. Officials believe expanding the Admission: Free
pens. of shoreline stretching from the northern Palm Beach County line facility, which includes a café and gift shop, will allow them to educate
south to the northern border of MacArthur Beach State Park. The more visitors. Last year, more than 50,000 students were educated on Learn more: Call (561) 627-8280
“You have to take care of it,” Tara said, nodding her head.
area contains about 5 percent of the world’s loggerhead popula- the campus and at off-campus events, like the annual Marine Life Day or visit www.marinelife.org
Sea turtle preservation is the message seeping through every part of tion. at the Gardens Mall.

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“We have a very auto-oriented approach to transportation in south It will be safer for the many new families who are moving to the com-
Florida,” Uhren said. “The village wants to create an attractive place to munity, she said.
go and spend time, but it’s a cultural shift.” “When we say it will take a few minutes longer, that’s really all it is: a

the Tequesta Road Project? It’s a shift that some aren’t ready to make. Chris Schuemann has worked few minutes,” she said. “Slow traffic is something we welcome. We are
at the Village Bootery for 30 years and is also a real estate agent. He’d reclaiming U.S. 1 and making it part of the village.”
much rather see funds spent on landscaping and beautification. DeBula, who is an accountant, said traffic is already slow enough. She
“Reducing the number of lanes is ridiculous,” he said. “We’re a mom-and- has gotten stuck at the drawbridge for so long that she’s sat through
By Suzanne Wentley
pop store, and they are creating a headache for us. This construction will hit more than one opening – on many occasions.
us during the worst time, and the aftermath will be equally as bad.”

And although she enjoys bicycling, she said she would always prefer to
usan DeBula motors from her Hobe Sound home to her office on After public meetings discuss-
Construction is expected to last for about a year, with most of the work ride through Jupiter Island than U.S. 1.
Indiantown Road five or six days a week. She takes the four-lane ing the idea three years ago,
being done during the evening hours to reduce impact, Brennan said. “If they’re trying to make me look at the businesses, that’s not going to
U.S. 1, past The Pine School, past Jonathan Dickinson State Park officials moved forward on a plan
and heads into Tequesta. At County Line Road, the road opens up to six to reconfigure the lanes, create She added that the 1.9 miles in Tequesta is the only part of U.S. 1 with happen,” she said. “It is insane. There are a lot of senior citizens who
lanes, and she breathes a sign of relief. a buffer for a wide bike lane, four lanes for 27 miles. Once construction is complete, she hopes to drive there who are confused about that area now. Add in the people
widen sidewalks and add decora- petition the state to reduce the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph – who are in a hurry and cut across traffic or pulling in and out of busi-
But not for long.
tive lamp posts – all for the $2.5 again to match the slower speeds found elsewhere in the village. nesses, it’s going to get worse.”
This summer, work is scheduled to narrow the six lanes to four to cre- million the state was originally Tequesta Mayor Abby Brennan.
ate a wide bike lane and bigger, lighted sidewalks. going to spend, plus an additional
“That 1.9 miles, in my opinion, makes all the difference,” said DeBula, $700,000 in federal dollars from
the owner of Terrett’s Business Services. “What they are planning to the MPO. Later, the village plans to add tall palms and ground plants
do, it’s the worst idea ever. It’s going to make my commute worse and along the highway.
more confusing.” Work is expected to begin in August and be complete by next June.
DeBula is not alone in her distaste for the $3.2 million project, but “The safety piece of this is what drove this entire project,” Brennan said.
Tequesta officials and planners believe residents will come to appreci- “When we reduce the number of lanes, we’ll naturally be able to control
ate the slower pace and improved beauty along the busy commercial the speed and control the traffic. We have an opportunity to make a big
stretch. difference.”
Abby Brennan, Tequesta’s mayor, said the idea for the lane reduction was Nick Uhren, the Palm Beach MPO’s executive director, said that even
under consideration even before the state Department of Transportation at four lanes, U.S. 1 is not expected to reach capacity for at least 25
announced regular maintenance efforts to repave U.S. 1. years. Currently, around 27,000 cars drive through Tequesta’s main
Instead of workers simply peeling off the top layer of asphalt and paint- thoroughfare each day; four-lane roads can accommodate up to
ing on the same stripes, Tequesta officials collaborated with the Palm 40,000 cars daily.
Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization to lobby for fewer In exchange for a few more minutes daily in traffic, Tequesta residents
lanes to slow down traffic. will enjoy safer bicycling and walking, he said.

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He continues to roll today with a fleet of 20 Although Beach’s business provides the perfect SEA TURTLE LIVE
boats at his Jupiter location, along with mul- outing for those who love the outdoors, there WALKS WILDLIFE
tiple kayaks, jet skis and paddleboards, the is one huge downside to owning and operating
latter being the fastest-growing water sport in such an enterprise: the threat of a hurricane.
the world over the last 10 years. “The last hurricane cost me about 25 grand,
“It’s been a timing thing for me,” Beach said. “I and we got lucky,” he said. “We could have
got really lucky. The Pompano-Fort Lauderdale lost everything.”
area was booming at the time. I didn’t like liv- Mostly, Beach appreciates his customers and
ing there, so I moved here in the late 90s when his hard working employees, who keep all of
Jupiter was in the process of really growing.” the equipment in tip-top shape. Help support our unique
Other than the rapid increase of paddleboard “I’m at the point where I can keep new stuff Hobe Sound Nature Center
Bret Beach rentals, he said his business hasn’t changed with your membership or
in all the time. That makes a huge difference.
much through the years. Pontoon boats are his

here’s an old adage that says that the two cal work, but it was a good summer job for a Through another friend, he was given an That, and the people,” he added. “We work give a gift of a membership
most popular option. hard to show you a good time and include
happiest days of boat owners’ lives are couple of guys out of high school,” Beach said. opportunity to come to Florida and work at a to a friend.
the day they buy a boat and the day they “You gotta give people something to do,” he said. custom-made charts to point out the ‘who’s
The following year, he began renting jet skis. jet ski business in Pompano Beach. For additional information
sell it. Almost three decades ago, Bret Beach The business paid his way through college, Ultimately, he realized he knew the key aspects of Ohio residents Christy and Jeremiah Johnson, who,’ the places to go and the things to see.” contact the Nature Center at
decided to help people skip the headaches and but he had no idea this would become his running this type of business and decided to strike who were visiting the area for the first time (772) 546-2067
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career. out on his own. By the mid-1990s, he operated with their four children, agreed.
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“I had no plans of doing this the rest of my out of four locations. Near the end of the decade, “We’ve been having a different excursion every There is a two hour minimum on boat www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com
The idea for his business, Beach Water Sports, life,” he said. he sold two of his places. Today, he owns and day, and we wanted to explore the water, the rentals, which start at $50/hr., $170/half Hours of Operation
goes back to his roots in Virginia, where he operates Beach Water Sports in Jupiter and offers little islands and the sand bars rather than just day, and $230/day and increase from Nature Center Hobe Sound National
and his best friend worked renting sailboats He eventually sold his equipment to a friend. rentals at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach sitting on the beach,” said Christy Johnson. there, depending on the boat size and Monday through Saturday Wildlife Refuge

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Around Town


Shawn, Melanie, Madeleine and Savannah Sebastian and Madeleine Juliana Beardslee, Jasmine McDermott and Kimberli Peters from the
Viera at the Food Truck Round Up. Hobe Sound Christian Acadamy raising money for the safety patrol.

Christian McMinn takes a swing during the Hobe Sound Rangers game. Zachary Anderson thows his fastball for the Hobe Sound Cardnials.

Craig ,Elizabeth and daughter Olive Coughlin at Tiwan Rich was picking up his daughter Eden from Laurie Gaylord and her son Jared enjoying
the Food Truck Round Up. the BLAST program at the Banner Lake Club. their time at the Food Truck Round Up.

Coaches of the Hobe Sound Rangers baseball team Jeff Reese, Dave
White, Wayne Conlon and Shea Fritz are leading their minor league
team to a 6 -2 record. Brock MacArthur takes a swing during the Hobe Sound Ranger game.

Barbara Wingham and Sharon Walker working the Hobe Sound Kendra Blake, Eileen Cole, Karen Hallbauer and Jeannetta Cole working
Ministries tent sale. at the Hobe Sound Bible College garage sale. Frank Brodell and Abigail McCall getting photo bombed by some friends at the Food Truck Round Up.

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