Articles Posted by Suzanne Wentley

by Suzanne Wentley Apr 2015 Also on Digital Edition

If you’ve ever been inspired by the fresh, warm interior design looks by Dianne Davant and her team, you’re in good company.

In January, Dianne Davant & Associates was awarded top honors in design and customer satisfaction by the 25 million monthly online users of Houzz, a top home design and remodeling site.

Davant, who has offices in Port St. Lucie just west of Palm City and in Banner Elk, North Carolina, was selected from more than 500,000 industry professionals for the prestigious “Best of Houzz 2015” badge.

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by Suzanne Wentley Feb 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Photographer Steven Martine has built his dream career, shooting for National Geographic and famous musicians. And, in his free time, he also competes in bike races that take him thousands of miles across the United States.

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by Suzanne Wentley Feb 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Chimes, bells and melodies interrupt the constant tick-tock of clocks greeting visitors at Clocks By Hollis in Port St. Lucie, but the sounds certainly don’t bother the father-son team who run the shop.

With dedication and passion in honoring the high-quality tradition of mechanical clocks, Phil and Kris Hollis fix, clean and sell every kind of timekeeper imaginable. All types – from Russian ship clocks and cuckoo clocks, to grandfather clocks and pocket watches – are on display.

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by Suzanne Wentley Jan 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Some days, auctioneer John McInnis is appraising and selling a small coin collection, personal antiques or fine jewelry. Other days, he’s organizing a major sale of John F. Kennedy’s personal items, including a bomber jacket that sold for $655,550. And other days, he’s auctioning off fragments of a historic battle flag that is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

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by Suzanne Wentley Dec 2014 Also on Digital Edition

For entrepreneur Craig Danzig, there were PET/CT scans before Porsches, medical films before Ferraris and medical billing before Bugattis.

Danzig is the owner of Blue Marlin Motors along with his partner, Janet Basey. In 2010, he changed careers as quickly as a Maserati can turn after selling a successful medical technology company.

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by Suzanne Wentley Nov 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Some boys dream of being a boat captain or a construction worker, but not Dr. Dennis Tishko. Director of the Martin Health System’s Lung Health Center, Tishko always wanted to be a surgeon.

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by Suzanne Wentley May 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Being in the right place at the right time is more than being lucky – it’s about being prepared.

For long-time Stuart residents Bill and Leila Oughterson, it was both. From being tucked snuggly in a bed for an emergency appendectomy when the atom bomb was dropped to seeing an old girlfriend who happened to introduce the future couple, they have lived a charmed life.

Leila, 91, and Bill, 87, live comfortably at Sandhill Cove after years of using their energy to help others while making Martin County home.

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by Suzanne Wentley Mar 2014 Also on Digital Edition

The first of four generations of Martin County natives, Toley A. Engebretsen has been a hardworking, civic-minded, good neighbor since he was born here in 1928.

Owner of Toley’s Boatyard in Port Salerno until 1969, having taken it over from his father 10 years prior, the Engebretsens were the go-to guys for boat repair, sportfishing charters and small boat construction at the height of the commercial fishing industry in the famously rough-and-tumble pioneer community.

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by Suzanne Wentley Feb 2014 Also on Digital Edition

“Number, please?”

Thousands of times over her 35 years as a telephone operator for Southern Bell in downtown Stuart, Dorothy Anderson’s sweet Southern drawl helped connect calls for residents, even before there was a dial on the phone and before you even had to know the number you were calling.

“There were less than 300 telephones in Stuart, and pretty soon I had all the numbers memorized,” says Anderson, who is a healthy 96 years old and living with her daughter, Debra Sigafoose, in Tropical Farms. “Stuart was a quaint little town, even smaller than Port Salerno.”

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by Suzanne Wentley Nov 2015 Also on Digital Edition

From New Horizons to non-profit organizations offering support services, the Treasure Coast is changing the way we look at brain disorders and improving awareness about mental health. Here, we look at the innovative ways doctors treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and substance abuse while lending a hand to families in need.

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by Suzanne Wentley May 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Four local doctors take us beyond the walls of the ER and the surgeon’s office and share new medical breakthroughs and miracles happening daily in our own community.
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by Suzanne Wentley May 2015 Also on Digital Edition

From the courtroom to the exec’s office, these four leaders make an impact on our community through their business savvy and passion for serving.
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by Suzanne Wentley Apr 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Families along the Treasure Coast are Seeing the Upside To 
consolidating, decluttering and downsizing to a smaller home. Here, we take a look at two 
families that did just that and 
haven’t looked back.
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by Suzanne Wentley Mar 2015 Also on Digital Edition

An interior designer creates a breezy, riverfront home that embraces modern touches for a couple from Canada.
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by Suzanne Wentley Mar 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Kim Spears Creatively redesigns her family’s house with Thrifty Tactics to create a beautiful “shabby chic” home.
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by Suzanne Wentley Jan 2015 Also on Digital Edition

The Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation nurses our area’s sick and starving horses back to health and and finds them a new home.
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by Suzanne Wentley Dec 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Since its beginnings in the early 1900s, The Lyric Theatre has been at the epicenter of Stuart’s arts and cultural scene. Today, the theater does upward of $200 million in ticket sales and reaches more than 80,000 people per year. And with $3 million in renovations and positive changes to be unveiled at the theater this winter, those numbers can only keep climbing.
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by Suzanne Wentley Dec 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Sailing during season, the historic Schooner Lily departs from the Riverwalk pier three times a day. The two-hour adventure includes music and laughter with newlywed Captain Fred Newhart and First Mate Jamie Miscoski. $35 for adults, $15 for children. Call 772.267.7076 to reserve your spot.

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by Suzanne Wentley Nov 2014 Also on Digital Edition

The Pine School is getting a makeover. And with $6.5 million in renovations planned, it’s major. Next year, the Stuart campus will close and all classes will be held at the expanded Hobe Sound campus. As administrators reflect on the school’s 45-year-history and its impact on generations of students, everyone agrees on one thing: A united campus will make The Pine School better than ever.
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