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ensure Brevard Rocks BY JULIE STURGEON

The Avenue Viera is overrun with hiders and seekers. Laleh Castano says her favorite part of the family activity that has become a grassroots craze is knowing she will put a smile on the finder's face. How did this fun, free outdoor pastime of painting and hiding colorful rocks come to be? Well, when the electricity goes off during a hurricane, there’s not a lot to do.

“Hurricane Matthew was coming this way and I was stressed out, trying to find a way to keep calm,” said Jen Justiniano, founder of Brevard Rocks. “I sat down and painted some small rocks for a few hours and it helped take my mind off the storm.” Justiniano, who has two children, found that rock painting was more than a way to soothe her nerves during last October’s hurricane. When the storm passed, she continued painting rocks because it made her feel peaceful and happy. She did some research

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and found that there are online rock painting groups throughout Canada, with accompanying Facebook sites. Since Brevard County did not have a group, Justiniano started a local movement in November 2016. So just how does this rock movement here in Brevard work? Rocks are placed throughout the county in public venues, including parks, shopping areas such as The Avenue Viera and libraries. If you find a rock, you can

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An American flag was held aloft by two Melbourne Fire Department trucks as the steel beam entered The Avenue Viera. BY DARRELL WOEHLER

A steel I-beam from the wreckage of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers of New York City now is permanently on display for the public at The Avenue Viera. The most recent journey for this 8-foot long, 2,200-pound chunk of steel was on May 27, 2017, when it was moved from its temporary location at the Kennedy Space Center Fire Department to The Avenue Viera in a special caravan on the back of a tractor-trailer rig, draped in the American flag and escorted by several hundred motorcycle riders. The caravan entered off Stadium Drive and proceeded under a giant American flag, held aloft from two Melbourne Fire

Department ladder trucks. A huge crowd gathered at the newly constructed park in front of the fountain near the AMC movie theater. Two miniature towers representing the Twin Towers were constructed and now are holding the steel-beam artifact. The beam was unloaded with full honors by the Melbourne Fire Department Honor Guard, and then moved by a tractor to its final resting spot in the park. Also on hand were representatives from Fire Department #1 at Kennedy Space Center, including Tom Van Horn, a 43-year veteran firefighter with 36 years at Kennedy Space Center. Van Horn was instrumental in getting the beam to the space center. There also were numerous retired members of the New York City Police Department

and Fire Department in attendance. Ceremonial music was provided by the Brevard Police & Fire Pipes and Drums Corps for this event,

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the towers. “This is 3 Truck and we are still heading up.” It was time-stamped 9:21 a.m., September 11, 2001, 35th Floor, North Tower. Capt. Brown’s sister, Carolyn Brown, was on hand to participate in the dedication by coming forward to place Capt. Brown’s Fire Department helmet, No. 3, on the flagdraped steel beam. Three flag poles have been erected in the park — one for the United States flag, one for the Florida State flag and the other for the Avenue Viera flag. Two plaques are in place — one explaining the historical story and the other honoring the Fire

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day nearly 17 years ago. An audio recording was played during the ceremony of Capt. Patrick (Paddy) Brown of Fire Department New York Ladder Company 3 during his plight in one of

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place it somewhere else painted rock and smile or replace it by painting broadly as he walked off your own rock. If the rock with it. is meaningful to you, keep “It was so unexpected for it for a while. You can place me to see the happiness on your rocks wherever you his face,” she said. want. For her family, Justiniano “I tell people to use acrylic said rock painting has paint and seal their rocks,” provided a way to spend Justiniano said. “You can time together and meet new decorate the rocks however friends. you want. You don’t have to “It’s also a great way to be artistic. You can write a get kids away from their message on your rock.” electronics,” Justiniano She tells followers they added. “My son loves hiding can buy rocks at local craft them.” and gardening stores. Justiniano is excited For Castano, it's an about Brevard Rocks and inexpensive, creative way its positive impact on the to bond at home as well county. the great outdoors. Her Paint a rock. Hide a rock. daughters, Liliana, 9, and Be happy. Liara, 7, are enjoying the To learn more about VIERA VOICE Julie Sturgeon activity during the summer Brevard Rocks, check Jill Justiniano of Brevard Rocks and her children show off a few of their months before returning to out Brevard Rocks FL on painted rocks. Viera Charter School. Facebook. VV According to Justiniano, the rock painting movement has touched more than 26,000 Brevard residents, VIERA helping people come closer MEANS BUSINESS as a community while NETWORKING GROUP providing a source of fun with a little adventure mixed in. An unexpected result is the therapeutic benefits that rock painting provides. “What makes me the happiest about Brevard Rocks is how it has helped people find a way to deal with anxiety, depression, VIERA MEANS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP even post traumatic stress disorder,” Justiniano said. The Facebook following is diverse, including families ANS B Eteens US with young children, M and grandparents. Lauren Curley of Viera said it is the perfect intergenerational activity for him and his grandson, Jaxon. N U “He loves rocks, IETlove O WO R KIN G G R having great photos to post. It's a win-win,” Curley said. VIERA VOICE Linda Wiggins Justiniano described Laleh Castano, mom of Viera Charter School students Liliana, 9, and Liara, 7, says their favorite part of her surprise when rocking is putting a smile on the faces of those who find the painted creations. she witnessed a male motorcyclist pick up a P

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The Space Coast United Soccer Club has once again proved it’s one of the top programs in the state. Now it’s time to remind the country just how good it is. When the National Cup XVI Finals take place at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. this month, SCU will have three teams playing for the championship in their respective age groups. The boys U13 team along with the girls U14 and U18 teams all advanced to the national tournament by

winning the Florida Cup in May at Ellis-Methvin Park in Plant City. Christian Guirgis scored both goals to lead the SCU boys U13 team to a 2-1 victory against Tampa Bay United and a spot in the National Cup XVI finals, which are set for July 21 to 24. Other members of coach Dean Flexton’s U13 boys team include: Alexander Bennett; Lucas Bennett; Nathaniel Chapman; Logan Collins; Matteo Dal Vecchio; Conner Floyd; Nathan Goyer; Chase Jansen; Daniel Mata;

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Brevard Rockets B Team wins playoff title in dramatic fashion BY CARL KOTALA

Things are looking up in more ways than one for the Brevard County Rockets. Not only are more kids coming out to play high school hockey, but the Rockets’ B Team rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to defeat the Volusia Stingrays 7-6 in a shootout that went eight players deep to win the playoff championship of the Central Florida High School Hockey League (CFHSHL). Merritt Island’s Thomas Batchelor scored the gamewinning goal and Viera goalie Dan Thew came up big in the net in what Rockets coach Randy Just would call, “One of the most thrilling hockey games I’ve ever been associated with.” Based out of the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge, the Rockets are made up of high school players from throughout Brevard County along with some players from surrounding counties where hockey is not offered. Just said when he first got involved with the team four years ago, they struggled to put together a roster of more than 15 players to form an A

Team and a B Team. This season, the Rockets had 36 players. “The numbers have increased. The talent has increased,” Just said. “The commitment from the kids to play, play as a group and play together (has gotten better). “We have a really good group of kids that are staying together this winter. We’ll start back up in late August, early September and they’re going to play together, which will be really helpful. Generally, when the winter months come, everybody scatters to play elsewhere.” The A Team, which made last year’s CFHSHL finals, reached the semifinals this year before losing 5-3 to Jacksonville. The B Team, meanwhile, was down four goals in its championship game before making its comeback. Steven Rossi had two goals and three assists, Zach Scorer had a goal and two assists, Cody McCauley added a goal and an assist and Donovan Dininny had an assist. Alex Snyder also had an assist and a goal as the Rockets rallied for a 6-5 lead. Volusia tied the score

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Members of the Brevard Rockets B Team pose with the championship trophy after coming back from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to win the CFHSHL playoff title in a shootout.

and the game eventually went to a shootout where Thew made eight saves and Batchelor scored the gamewinner his first goal of the season. Members of the Rockets’ A Team included: Jackson McVay (Melbourne); Collin Patterson (no school given); Nick Rossi (Viera); James Barrall (Edgewood); Alex Hubbard (Merritt Island); Chandler Byrd (no school given); Jason Dowden (Merritt Island); Matt Ayres

(Cocoa Beach); Will Thew (Viera), Curtis Batchelor (Merritt Island); Will Patjens (Viera), Leif Erikson (FLVS) and Scotty Barnikow (FLVS). The B Team was made up of: Thomas Batchelor (Merritt Island); Gabrielle Bice (Merritt Island); Lorenzo Bona (no school given); Anton Bucaj (IRCH); Donovan Dininny (Cocoa Beach); Sammie Hagedorn (no school given); David Kozak (Viera); McCauley (Edgewood); Cole Pittman

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Thomas Batchelor, left, and Dan Thew pose with the championship trophy after the Brevard Rockets won the CFHSHL B Team playoff title in a thrilling shootout. Batchelor scored the winning goal and Thew came up big in the net for the Rockets.

(Merritt Island); Scorer (Edgewood); Alex Snyder (Viera); James Sorenson (Vero Beach); Steven Rossi (Viera); Hunter Stahl (St. Cloud); Marc Walker (Viera); Nick Warner (Melbourne); Ian Wertheimer (Merritt Island); Shelby Barnikow (FLVS); Elijah Rappaport (Lake Mineola) and Dan Thew (Viera). VV


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Viera High earns Rozelle Sportsmanship Award BY CARL KOTALA

Now here is an award to be proud of. Viera High was one of 10 schools throughout the state to receive the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for the 2016-17 school year, which recently was announced by the FHSAA. The Hawks were the only Brevard County team on this year’s list. According to the FHSAA website, “the award is given to schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2016-2017 regular season as well as FHSAA State Series competition.” Previous winners include Merritt Island Christian in 2013-14 and Cocoa in 2012-13. Viera won a sectional award in 2012-13, but this is the first time the Hawks have won the overall classification award. There were 20 awards given out overall to a first-place team and a runner-up in Classes 1A to 9A, as well as the middle school level. Viera won for Class 8A, with Gulf Coast (Naples) taking the

Viera’s Guettler advances in Drive, Chip & Putt tourney BY CARL KOTALA

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Viera High’s Gage Guettler is trying to drive, chip and putt his way to the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament. The rising sophomore won the boys 14-15 age group in the Drive, Chip & Putt tournament held at Duran Golf Club on May 20. That puts him into the subregional tournament, which will be Aug. 12 at the Grand Cypress in Orlando. The top two finishers at that event will move on to the regional finals at TPC Sawgrass on Sept. 16, where the winner will get the chance to compete for the national title at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. Guettler, who played as a freshman on the Viera High varsity team last season, plays on the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour and also spent time in the Duran Junior Development Program. VIERA VOICE photo In the May 20 event at Duran, he was Gage Guettler plays golf for Viera High School.


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first in a field of 15. Golfers hit three balls in each events. The driving competition was based not just on distance, but also on accuracy, while the chipping and putting scores were based on how close the shots were to the hole. If Guettler plays well in Orlando, he could be one step closer to the Masters. VV

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runner-up spot. The FHSAA has been giving out the award named after FHSAA Commissioner Emeritus Fred E. Rozelle since 1991. The runner-up in each classification is awarded $500 and a commemorative plaque, while each classification winner will receive $2,500 and a plaque. In an email sent out to all Viera coaches and administrators, Hawks athletic director Chris Gallagher wrote: “Thank you for the extra effort displaying sportsmanship throughout the season! Your leadership and direction allowed for this very special recognition by the FHSAA! Your extra effort and commitment to serving others does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated. We are an example to be proud of when it comes to being a ‘good sport’ and it is a standard that we are always striving for. “Congratulations on the honor! Please share with your team and explain the level of sportsmanship that is now the standard at Viera High School.” VV


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The 2017 Viera East Men’s Golf Association (VEMA) summer season is underway at Viera East Golf Course. David Hill, the VEMA tournament director, selects the event played each week. The director has a number of exciting and challenging formats to choose from. On June 15, the group played a two-man, best-ball net score event with nine teams in the first flight and nine teams in the second flight. Despite harsh weather, the group was able to complete the round. J. McComas and Ed Raleigh won the first flight, while the team of Jim Robinson and Duck Milne tied Robert Urban and Tom Campbell for second place. Steve Wing and Tony Hines

placed fourth. The team of Mark Brown and Mike Schmitt tied Bruce Schwanda and Phil Rooney for first place in the second flight. Raj Patel and Frank Westwell finished third. The team of David Horst and Alan Pinette placed fourth. The closest-to-the-pin winners were Bill Oakley on No. 4, Wilson Butler on No. 7, Wing on No. 13 and Brown on No. 16. VEMA plays every Thursday morning at Viera East Golf Course. If anyone is interested in joining the league, it is open to all men 21 and older. Contact Lane Burney at the Viera East Golf Course pro shop for more details. It is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of golf. All skill levels are welcome. VV

DeMorat more comfortable, confident in Viera’s offense BY CARL KOTALA

A year ago, Tim DeMorat was just trying to learn the Viera High offense. Now, the Hawks quarterback is working on becoming a better leader. “Being a vocal leader is the main focus for me right now to try to improve on,” the rising senior said during the team’s spring football practice. DeMorat, who transferred to Viera from Merritt Island last summer, is coming off a season in which he threw for just under 2,500 yards with 23 touchdown passes and eight interceptions as the Hawks reached the Class 7A regional finals. While it was a good season for the Hawks quarterback, much more is going to be expected of him in 2017. “Tim just needs to concentrate and let the

jamboree performance against Oak Ridge Community and Heritage was any indication, DeMorat is owning it all right. The Viera quarterback threw for three touchdowns on the night as Viera defeated Oak Ridge 14-0 in two quarters of football and then topped Heritage 28-0. He also did a good job of spreading the ball around, hitting Sean Atkins for a 19yard touchdown pass, then VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala hitting Quinton Richard for Viera High quarterback Tim an 11-yard score before DeMorat is looking to take on more of a leadership role with the going deep to Travis Jones Hawks this season. for a 60-yard scoring pass. His comfort level in game come to him,” Viera Viera’s offense is clearly High coach Kevin Mays said much better than last at the beginning of spring season, when he was still practice. “I think he’s kind trying to learn the system of forcing it right now. He while taking over as the needs to step up and just Hawks’ starter. take control of the offense. “I feel really comfortable “He knows it now. He’s with the offense now that just got to own it.” I’ve been here for a year,” Well, if the Hawks’ spring DeMorat said. “This is our

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year to lead the team and get us to states.” Having a much deeper knowledge of the offense has not only made DeMorat a more confident player, but that confidence is helping him turn into more of a team leader. That should pay off throughout the offseason

and all the way to July 31, when the Hawks report for the first day of fall practice. DeMorat believes Viera’s offense should be able to put plenty of points on the scoreboard. “We should be one of the top offenses in the county,” he said. “I’m excited for this offense.” VV

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VSLL hosts Little League All-Star tournaments BY CARL KOTALA

All-Star baseball and softball season is off and running again, and the VieraSuntree Little League figures to be a major player. Not only is the VSLL hosting the 9-11 baseball District 2 Tournament (which started June 17) at Viera Regional Park, but

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SCC wins bronze medal at U.S. Rowing National Championships BY CARL KOTALA


The VSLL has boasted several district champions through the years.

VSLL continued from page 10 Ian Kalra; Bret Shelby; Mike Rappucci; Jacob Fowler; Ryan Lewis; Blake Strode; Cole Smith; Luke McDonough; Tyler Costin; Camden Wicker and Drew Galluzzi.

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Years of hard work and dedication have paid off in a big way for four members of the Space Coast Crew. The Men’s Youth Quad (sculling) team of Nick Baney, Weston Hall, Jason Bersani and Jack Baney not only became the first boat to reach the grand finals at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. They won the bronze medal. “It’s by far the most successful boat we’ve ever had on our team and this is our 21st year as a club,” SCC coach Ethan Shoemaker said. Put together at the beginning of the season more as a reward for hard work than for nationals potential, the four rowers just kept getting better and better as the season went on. “They just continually got faster,” Shoemaker said. “It seemed like a boat that didn’t really have a top-end speed. Every time we’d go out to race, they’d go a little bit faster than the race before. “They always came off the water after every race with something they didn’t like, something that didn’t go right. They never came off the water with this, ‘That was the fastest we’re going to go’ mentality. They always thought they could do better … until the final at youth nationals.” After taking part in a time trial on the first day of the



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The Space Coast Crew Men's Youth Quad team of Weston Hall, left, Jason Bersani, Nick Baney and Jack Baney — with coach Ethan Shoemaker — won the bronze medal at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships.

three-day event in Sarasota, the quad finished second in its semifinal heat before covering the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes, 19 seconds on the final day to earn the bronze medal. It was the kind of performance that could have long-term ramifications for the SCC inside and outside of its boathouse. And that’s a good thing. “Internally, I think it really set a new standard for everybody on the team,” Shoemaker said. “Going back to the boathouse after that weekend, a lot of the younger guys on the team were thinking, ‘We can do that, too.’ “A couple of guys in that (bronze medal) boat started off on the lowest tier when they joined. They were not

great athletes. They were really out of shape. They worked for a couple of years and that was their final result — to medal at the youth national championship. “… I think nationally, it put us on the map as a crew not to be messed with, which fits well with our vision to become one of the most prestigious clubs in the southeast region.” It was the final SCC race for seniors Jack Baney (Hobart College) and Nick Baney (Florida Tech) as the two cousins will move on to row in college. Hall and Bersani, meanwhile, will row as a double in the U.S. Rowing U19 World Junior Championship Trials in New Jersey later this month. VV

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USSSA Pride usher in new era in Brevard County sports BY CARL KOTALA

It’s a new era in Brevard County sports — and softball fans are going to love all the action. The USSSA Pride opened up their 2017 National Pro Fastpitch season at Space Coast Stadium last month. The former complex that housed the Washington Nationals spring training facility is undergoing a massive renovation by the USSSA that will see 15 new turf fields installed, including a new home for the Pride just north of the stadium’s entrance. But for now, the VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala team is playing its Jolene Henderson is part of a talented USSSA Pride pitching staff that should games inside Space make the team exciting to watch this season. Coast Stadium with its 6-foot-high portable fences — and plenty of own Kelly Kretschman. I’m glad all these fans came excitement to go around. After starring at Satellite out. Hopefully, it continues “I’ve only been to one game, High, Kretschman went on to grow (once) people hear but it was a nice experience,” to become an All-American about us, learn about us and said former Viera High at Alabama and a member realize it’s fun to watch.” softball standout Kaitlyn of the U.S. National Team, Opening night drew 840 Jensen. winning a gold and silver fans and the Pride have given “My whole family went. medal at the Olympics. them plenty of reason to It was kind of cool to see Last season, she became come back. players I watch on TV in the first player in NPF history In addition to Kretschman, person.” to win the Triple Crown. the roster features another The Pride, who have “It was great to come player with local roots. won three consecutive home,” Kretschman said after Alex Powers, who played at regular-season titles and the team’s opening game. Eau Gallie before having a have advanced to the “I never really thought as a decorated career at Florida championship series eight professional athlete that I’d State, was the 10th overall consecutive years, feature an be playing right where I pick in this year’s draft. All-Star caliber roster that grew up. Her FSU teammate, pitcher includes Brevard County’s “The atmosphere was great. Jessica Burroughs, was the No. 1 overall pick. Other Pride players to ® watch this season include Medi-Weightloss is 2016 Jennie Finch Award ® winner Lauren Chamberlain and six others who were Lose up to 10 pounds the first week!† named to the 2016 All-NPF team: Megan Wiggins, Shelby Pendley, Jordan Taylor, Jolene Let our Medi-Weightloss® Michelle, Henderson, Kelsey Nunley experts give you the support, actual patient, lost 30 pounds! education, and tools you need and Hallie Wilson. Not only can young softball to lose weight and keep it off.† fans get a chance to see their favorite players in action, a postgame autograph session ACCEPTING — featuring players from * both teams — will give them

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Viera High’s Gabrielski celebrated graduation in a different way BY CARL KOTALA

On the day when her Viera High classmates were walking across the stage at Hawk Stadium as part of their graduation ceremony, Alex Gabrielski was more than 2,500 miles away, walking across a different kind of stage. Wearing her Viera High graduation cap for the whole world to see. Gabrielski was in Los Angeles for the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), an event that attracted 1,778 students from more than 70 countries. While her friends were texting her about what was going on at the Viera High graduation, Gabrielski was accepting her thirdplace prize in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category for a project she has been working on for the past six years. “The awards ceremony was the same day as my graduation ceremony, so I had to choose — should I fly back early? Or should I stay there?” Gabrielski said. “I decided to stay there because you only get to experience something

like that once.” Gabrielski’s project, titled “Increasing the Sustainability of a Heterotrophic Algae Biomass Production System” has been something she has been working on since seventh grade.

“I grew algae that purified waste water and then also could be used for bio fuel.” — Alex Gabrielski

“I worked with algae and trying to improve algae growth so it can then be used as bio-fuel,” she said. “And this year, I grew algae that purified waste water and then also could be used for bio fuel.” While creating algae biofuel has been a long-term project for Gabrielski, it’s hardly the only one she has ever worked on. In fact, this year’s ISEF event was the seventh international science competition she has been to and the 36th science

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Viera High graduate Alex Gabrielski will attend Stetson University in the fall.

fair she has attended at various levels. She’s been interested in science and environmentally conscious most of her life. “I think in kindergarten, I actually did a project on slime and how bouncy and stretchy different types of slime are,” Gabrielski laughed. As much fun as she has had doing science fair competitions throughout her life, those days have now ended. “This is my first summer where I’m not trying to rush and get my project together

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Viera High's Alex Gabrielski, wears her graduation cap while at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

for next year, but it’s kind of sad that I don’t get to do that again,” she said. “I’m going to miss those people and seeing them … I’ve made friends from all over (the world).” She will be attending Stetson University in the fall. “Right now, I’m going into health sciences and I want to eventually go to med school and kind of see what I want to do from there after that,” she said. Meanwhile, Gabrielski has a high school graduation story

nobody else in her class got to experience. After all, who can say they walked across the stage in front of people from more than 70 countries? “I felt like it was worth it. I got third place,” Gabrielski said. “Walking on stage in front of all of those kids … it was fun because I wore my graduation cap. The world congratulated me on graduating. That was a really cool thing.” VV

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Soap Box Derby racing a real Webb family tradition BY CARL KOTALA

Ask 9-year-old Logan Webb what he likes about racing in the Soap Box Derby and he’ll smile before giving a simple response: “Getting on the podium.” Well, the kid from Viera did just that at the Central Florida Soap Box Derby in Sanford this past May, and now he’s on his way to compete at the 80th FirstEnergy AllAmerican Soap Box Derby on July 22 in Akron, Ohio. By getting to the national championship, Webb is upholding a family tradition. His grandfather made the nationals in 1965, racing out of Arkansas. His father, Brandon, made it out of the St. Louis region in 1986. Now it’s Logan’s turn. And who did he beat to get to Akron? His twin brother,

“They race their best against each other” — Stephanie Mason

Mason, of course. After competing all season in Sanford to earn points in the Rally Race Program where the top seven places qualify for the nationals, the boys took part in their local championship stock race, which also serves as an automatic qualifier for the winner. In the double-elimination event, Logan went unbeaten through the winners bracket, while Mason had to race his way through the losers bracket after being defeated early on. The brothers squared off

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Nine-year-old Viera resident Logan Webb won the Central Florida Soap Box Derby in Sanford and is heading to Akron, Ohio to race for the national championship. He's also carrying on a family tradition. His grandfather and his father have both competed there.

in the finals, with Mason winning the first race to set up the all-important “if necessary” race that must have brought back bad

memories for Logan. A year ago, he went through the winners bracket only to lose twice in the finals. And here he was again … only this time, against his brother. “After Mason beat him the first time, he got really focused, I would say,” Brandon Webb said. But this time, it would be Logan who would come out on top to earn the spot in the nationals. Mason, unfortunately, finished in a four-way tie for fifth place in rally points and lost out in a tiebreaker. Still, taking part in the Soap Box Derby has turned into quite a family bonding experience for the Webb family. Not only does Stephanie Webb get to cheer her boys on, she’s also

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Anyone diagnosed with cancer can heal himself through nutrition, exercise and alternative practices, says one cancer survivor who offers a nonprofit organization, Healing Strong, so others also can benefit from evidence-based nontoxic therapies. A six-year cancer survivor, Kristen Barry, has started a chapter of Healing Strong in the Melbourne/Suntree area. “I have spent years healing myself and helping others heal from disease and/ or the effects of cancer treatments,” Barry said. “I had moved from upstate New York to Florida in June 2010

and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. I was rushed through traditional treatment. I discovered the Young Survival Coalition and attended conferences around the country and then started to do a lot of research.” As Barry continued her research and searched for a possible cancer survivors group that gave healing help, she became committed to using nontoxic, natural, holistic methods for treatment. “I was a survivor from regular treatment that had a lot of horrible things happening with side effects,” Barry said. “I did more research on the Healing Strong organization and

decided that is the group that needed to be in this area. People seem to be rushed into traditional medical treatments doing more harm than good. I contacted another woman who was also doing traditional treatments and was doing research and changing over to the holistic side of things because of the side effects she was having.” Barry has reversed a lot of her issues. One was a sudden hearing loss on her one side after having platinumbased chemo therapy. She reversed that and regained her hearing from zero to 100 percent in six weeks by taking vitamin E, correcting a hearing loss her doctor told

her she would have to live with. With the help of Teresa Rohleen, the women have formed a Healing Strong chapter that meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Advent Lutheran Church at 7550 N. Wickham Road in Suntree. Meetings are open to the public. The organization connects, supports and educates individuals facing cancer and other diseases with evidence-based nontoxic therapies. Many of the choices rely on healthier diets. VV For more information, go to HealingStrongMelbourneFL


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A 5,126-square-foot outparcel building under construction at Centre at Suntree on Wickham Road will have two tenants. One soon-to-be named tenant will occupy about 3,400 square feet of the building at 6300 N. Wickham Road, said Genny Hall, director of retail services with Colliers International in Orlando, a commercial real estate firm representing the building’s developers. VIERA VOICE Mike Gaffey Colliers is looking for Two tenants will occupy a 5,126-square-foot outparcel building under another tenant to lease construction at Centre of Suntree. the remaining space, are the latest at Centre at retail development, which Hall said. Suntree, a retail center built was built in 2015. The AT&T originally had in 1990. Tenants include 50,000-square-foot center intended to open an office at Suntree YMCA Family features such national the building, but no longer Center, Premier Urgent tenants as The Fresh Market, plans to do so, Hall said. Care, Club Performax, Keller and Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers The building should be Williams Realty Brevard & Buffalo Wings. completed by late summer, and Charlie & Jake’s Brewery About 37,000 vehicles pass said Hall. Grille. by Centre at Suntree daily, Melbourne-based Totty Centre at Suntree is according to, Construction Inc. is building across the street from an online commercial real the structures. the Pineda Landings estate resource. V V The new businesses




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Space Coast Association of Realtors' new HQ may open in October BY MIKE GAFFEY

The new Palm Shores headquarters of the Space Coast Association of Realtors should be open a few months ahead of schedule. Currently under construction at Wickham Road and Pineda Plaza Way and just south of

Produce Place of Suntree, the 15,266-square-foot facility will consolidate the association’s two locations in Melbourne and on Merritt Island. “Originally we were supposed to be in by December, but they’re ahead of schedule and we’re thinking maybe late October,” said Leah


The new headquarters of the Space Coast Association of Realtors is under construction at Wickham Road and Pineda Plaza Way.

Selig, CEO of the association, which serves more than 4,000 Realtors and business partners. “We’re excited.” The association’s 8,000-square-foot Merritt Island office at 105 McLeod St. closed June 22, Selig said. Staff will work out of the 13,000-square-foot Melbourne office at 1450 Sarno Road until the new headquarters is ready. The organization arose from the 2014 merger of the Melbourne Area Association of Realtors and Space Coast Realtors. Member Realtors voted in October 2016 to sell the association’s two offices and purchase property for a new facility in Palm Shores, heeding a recommendation from the association’s Future Facility Task Force.

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Local businesses find ways to help environment According to a World Economy Forum report of January 2016, plastic production has increased during the past 50 years from 15 million tons in 1964 to 311 million tons in 2014. It is expected to double again during the next 20 years. The recycling rate for plastics in general is less than 14 percent worldwide.

Since adopting that policy, they have seen a drop in the volume of material utilized. “That compensates Marcia Booth President & for the higher cost Founder, of the sustainable Recycle Brevard materials, leaving our final cost about "Each year, at least 8 the same,” she added. million tons of plastics leak Melanie’s Salon in Viera also chose to make a move toward more sustainable options. The salon offers the Davines brand of products for coloring, styling and general hair care. The products use all Preeti Bimbrahw, MD natural ingredients • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics and packaging is • Board Certified by American Academy of Pediatrics eco-friendly. It uses • Over 7 years of experience a minimum amount of plastic and VIERA VOICE Courtesy of Melanie's Salon composite materials Melane Webb and Dawn Elden try to use eco-friendly options at Melanie's and a maximum Salon in Florida. amount of recyclable materials. into the ocean — which is The only real way out MAB Hair stylist Dawn Elden equivalent to dumping the of this mess is to reduce brought the idea to salon contents of one garbage the amount of plastic used New patients owner Melanie Webb, who truck into the ocean every for things where more welcome! didn’t hesitate. minute. If no action is sustainable alternatives “Natural ingredients are • Patients from newborns to 21 years old. taken, this is expected to exist. good for our customers and • Baby and child wellness check-ups. increase to two per minute This idea is catching on. eco-friendly packaging is • Sports physicals and immunizations. by 2030 and four per Quite a few businesses good for the environment,’’ • Same day sick appointments. minute by 2050. [...] The are looking for ways to Webb said. • ADHD check-ups. best research currently reduce their impact on the The salon operates based available estimates that environment by optimizing on that principle, so adding there are over 150 million their operation while still Davines line of products was tons of plastics in the ocean offering customers quality an easy choice. today. In a business-asproducts and services. More and more, usual scenario, the ocean is Fortunately for us, we have businesses are making the expected to contain 1 ton of examples right here in switch. They understand plastic for every 3 tons of Brevard. that sustainability is a daily Find us on Facebook @VieraPediatrics fish by 2025, and by 2050, Cocoa Beach residents practice and we all need 8095 Spyglass Hill Rd., Suite 104 A, Melbourne more plastics than fish." Moises Correa and Kelly to pitch in. It will be better Lieneke opened The Tiny for customers, businesses, Turtle (, a Caribbean fusion restaurant, communities and the environment. in 2013. Cooking fresh The City of Satellite Beach food is his passion and understands that. Their drove the couple to start Sustainability Board has their business, but their been tackling from building concern with plastic waste a community garden to was a deciding factor for banning balloons at City them to, after three years parks to eliminating the use into running a successful of polystyrene containers establishment, jump into by the City and City events. more sustainable practices. Satellite Beach is making “It’s not a difficult strides, leading the county change,’’ Lieneke said. “You just work costs in and do it.” in the sustainability department. All those Without having to raise efforts are important and prices or compromise the appreciated. Thank you, City quality of their food, The Manager Courtney Barker, Tiny Turtle is phasing out for your leadership! petroleum-based materials Join the trend and and replacing them with implement changes in You do not need vision plant-based ones. They your life, too. Bring your started with straws, then insurance to see Dr. Pefkaros own bag to stores; ask plastic bags and now they stores to reduce the use of are eliminating polystyrene We accept your plastic; suggest the use of containers and plastic MEDICAL insurance sustainable containers; and utensils. when eating out, say “no” To make the switch viable, to straws. No matter the • Contact Lens Exams • Glaucoma • Diabetes • Cataract Surgery staff training has been change, big or small, moving crucial. • Macular Degeneration • Eyelid Lift Surgery • Laser Surgery toward sustainability is the “Instead of automatically • Dry Eye Specialist • Routine Eye Exams • Pediatric answer. We don’t want to adding straws to drinks, have plastic for dinner; we we’ll only give them out to customers who ask for them. want to keep the fish. VV Email Marcia Booth at 321-267-0008 • And the same goes for our paper bags,” Lieneke said.


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JULY Calendar 3


Lexus of Melbourne Art in Pickleball Noon - 5 p.m. Public Places Exhibition July 1 - 19 Artwork created by local artists on display. Lexus of Melbourne 6927 Bromley Drive Viera, 321-473-7872


4th of July BBQ

Tradewinds Restaurant at Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-504-7776

Mondays & Wednesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way City of Melbourne’s 4th Viera, 321-433-4891

Art of Cartooning

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Mondays Learn the art of cartooning; 4:30 p.m. Patriotic family mega event create your own character while learning techniques in featuring food, music, sketching, inking and color. games and activities. $15 cost, ages 7 - 14 years. Suntree United Wickham Park Methodist Church 2815 Leisure Way 7400 N. Wickham Road Melbourne, 321-608-7490 321-242-2585

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of July Fireworks Display

9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to park at Melbourne Auditorium and use a free shuttle service to Front Street Park. Front Street Park 2210 Front Street Melbourne, 321-608-7400




10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Larry Schultz Park 2560 Fiske Blvd. Rockledge 321-961-2732

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., $20 Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-727-1212

6 p.m. Grace Fellowship Church 3420 Murrell Road Rockledge 321-636-3051

Space Coast Farmers Market

All You Can Eat Champagne Brunch

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sundays Pizza Gallery & Grill The Avenue Viera 321-633-0397


National Ice Cream Day

USSSA Softball Game

8:05 p.m., $10 Akron Racers vs USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium 5800 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-697-3635

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Conversational Spanish

National 7-11 Day

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4 - 5 p.m., $5 Central Brevard Library 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa RSVP 321-633-1792

11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Every Tuesday, giant ice cubes will be dropped into the Paws On Play Lagoon. Brevard Zoo 8225 North Wickham Road Viera, 321-254-9453

Conversational Spanish

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Thursdays Pizza Gallery & Grill The Avenue Viera 321-633-0397

Arctic Blast Tuesdays

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6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays Pizza Gallery & Grill The Avenue Viera 321-633-0397


National Parents’ Day

Brevard Home and Garden Expo

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Melbourne Auditorium 625 E Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne 321-733-8816


Space Coast Flute Orchestra Concert



7 p.m., Mondays $30 per month Wickham Park Community Center 2815 Leisure Way Melbourne 321-608-7490

7 - 8 p.m., $15, Tuesdays Improve your balance, endurance, flexibility and muscle tone. Wickham Park 2815 Leisure Way Melbourne, 321-608-7490

Women’s Self Defense Class Tap Dancing


National Mutt Day

AARP Driver Safety Class

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20; $15 for AARP members 2:30 - 4 p.m. Solo and ensemble concert One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Road Suntree United Viera, 321-698-2311 Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Rd. 321-385-7236



‘Tween Program: Texture Rubbings

2 - 4 p.m. Do crayon rubbings from objects with unusual textures. Ages 7-12. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404



Teen Program: SPCA of Brevard

2 - 4 p.m. Chat with the Director of the SPCA and her dog about volunteering at the local SPCA. Ages 13-18. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

Tae Kwon Do

6 - 9 p.m., $6 Thursdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 321-474-8205




Strawberry Sundae Day

Beautiful Skin Fridays


Yoga in the Park

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Singles/Couples Dance

Riverwalk Touch Tank

7 - 10 p.m. Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave. Rockledge, 321-631-7556

2 - 4 p.m. Hear about a variety of local fauna and then get to touch them. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404





4:30 - 6 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

2 - 4 p.m. Come out and help create a library garden. Ages 13-18. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

All levels of quilters welcome. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

Tradewinds Restaurant at Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-504-7776

Mary Beth Ions Violin Performance

Brevard Republican Executive Committee General Meeting

Teen Program: Community Garden


‘Tween Program: Floridingers

2 - 4 p.m. Hear the story of the Floridingers and create your own unique one of a kind Floridinger. Ages 7-12. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404


Android phones and tablet class

Jacki Manna: Ventriloquism, USSSA Softball Game Comedy & Magic 8:05 p.m., $10

Beijing Shougang vs USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium 5800 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-697-3635




All materials provided. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404 5 - 8 p.m. The Avenue Viera 321-634-5390

1 - 4 p.m. Free one-on-one Medicare and insurance counseling for elders by trained SHINE experts. Central Brevard Library 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa RSVP 321-633-1792



A New Adult Coloring Club SHINE Medicare and 2 - 4 p.m. Insurance Counseling

Thirsty Third Thursday

Brevard County Farmers’ Market

Friday Night Dance Party

6 p.m., $20 Tradewinds Restaurant at Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-504-7776

Pastel Painting

10 a.m. - noon, Saturdays $25 per class or $85 for four classes. Art Gallery of Viera The Avenue Viera 321-749-1153


7 p.m. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Scott Center at Holy Trinity 5625 Holy Trinity Drive Melbourne, 855-252-7276


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9:30 p.m. - close Thursdays - Saturdays Pizza Gallery & Grill The Avenue Viera 321-633-0397




8:05 p.m., $10 Texas Charge vs USSSA Pride Space Coast Stadium

7 - 8 p.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 321-433-4891


Noon - 5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 321-433-4891

3 - 6 p.m. Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne 321-505-4066

Buffalo Soldiers Day

National Cowboy Day

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $15 Meet like-minded peers for a day of fun workshops and hands-on projects. Ages 1218. Cost includes lunch and Free Movie in the Park an event bag. 5 - 11 p.m. Brevard Zoo “The Lego Movie” Food trucks, movie and fun. 8225 North Wickham Road Viera, 321-254-9453 Wickham Park Pavilion 3745 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-255-4307

USSSA Softball Game

9:30 - 11 a.m., $5 Central Brevard Library 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa RSVP 321-633-1792

TGIF Seaside Piecemakers 12 Year Anniversary 9 - 10 a.m. Celebration

2 - 3 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

6:30 - 9 p.m. Suntree Country Club 1 Country Club Drive Suntree 321-254-0073

National Hot Dog Day

National I Love Horses Day

National Watermelon Day

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Sea Turtle Preservation Society Presents Turtle Talk 1:30 - 4 p.m. A basic requirement for volunteers who are involving hands on work with turtles. No cost. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

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July 3 • 6 p.m. Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East FL Speaker Debbie Mayfield Memaws BBQ 600 E. Eau Gallie Boulevard Melbourne 321-254-0073

July 7 • 7 - 10 p.m. EGAD First Friday 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. # 103 Melbourne, 321-574-2737 July 7 • 5 p.m. First Friday by the Bay Celebration Square 4600 Dixie Highway Palm Bay

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July 15 Summer Seafood Festival Provost Park 400 Varr Ave. Cocoa, 321-458-7690 July 18 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. AARP Safe Driving Class (en Español) $15 members/ $20 non-members Coast Guard Safety

Boating Bldg. 1455 Main Street N. E. Palm Bay, 321-698-2311 July 18 • 7 p.m. North Brevard Republican Club Blue Heron Restaurant 137 Plantation Drive Titusville, 321-212-8128 July 22 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Brevard Home & Garden Expo


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In Florida, the only bear is the Florida black bear. It is a Charlotte’s subspecies of the American black bear. Characteristic are Webthe black coat, tan muzzle, Spinning short and usually concealed Tales tail, and sometimes a white blaze on the chest. Charlotte A. Corbeil This is the largest native Male bears also might prey on land mammal in the state. females. The male (boar) weighs 250 Large, diverse habitats are to 450 pounds; the female vital, and males require more (sow) is smaller. In 2015, space. Regrettably, territories a record male was killed are becoming fragmented and roaming neighborhoods in land development and traffic Seminole County. It weighed are unsettling. Fortunately, 740 pounds, possibly from Florida conservation scavenging garbage. endeavors have increased Longevity is typically less population estimates to more than 20 years. For survival, than 4,000 bears. this animal possesses acute Actually, the black bear hearing, a keen sense of smell is important to Florida’s (reaches miles away, better ecosystems. It is identified than the bloodhound) and as an umbrella species, color vision. Non-retractable, sharing its many habitats stout, curved claws assist with other animals and plants in climbing trees to retrieve which are protected as well food, escape danger or rest. under the umbrella of bear Flatfooted, it can walk, stand, conservation. and sit upright, but usually engages all four legs. An omnivore, its diet is 80 percent plant material: berries, acorns and tender shoots. Insects and a few animals are consumed. Beehives are VIERA VOICE Public Domain raided for An inquisitive Florida black bear has triggered a protein from remote camera set up by biologists. The bear is in bee larvae and the sand pine scrub of the Ocala National Forest, a little honey. which supports the highest density population of To Native black bears in North America. Americans, the bear is Shy and commonly solitary, symbolic of rebirth — this bear is rarely viewed re-emergence after but an encounter demands hibernation. In southern caution. When a bear stands states, bears undergo a on its hind legs, it might be shorter den period and sleep curious. However, when less deeply. startled or protecting food or In Florida, the black bear cubs, it might attack in this does not truly hibernate but upright position. Back up experiences winter denning slowly and avoid direct eye from late December to late March. Non-pregnant females contact. Do not play dead, and males may den for only a run or climb a tree — the bear can climb 100 feet in few weeks — males may not 30 seconds. It can sprint 35 den at all. A pregnant female miles per hour. In addition, it establishes a den for giving can swim. birth, such as in a dense At one time, bears were ground thicket, under a fallen regularly confronted with log or high in a tree. She goes guns for sport or defense. But, without food. an incident in 1902 endeared The initial litter occurs them to the public. at the age of 3 or 4 years, When President Teddy customarily repeated every Roosevelt, a standout hunter, other year. From one to five was unsuccessful in a bear cubs are delivered. When quest, an old black bear was nursing or eating treats, clubbed and tied to a tree for cubs purr. Like a human, the him to shoot. He declined. A mother might sit upright political cartoonist publicized and cuddle a cub. Essential this sportsmanship. Then, discipline is achieved by an entrepreneurial couple a swat of her paw. They marketed “Teddy’s bear.” In remain with her about 18 months (the male leaves after the 1904 election, Roosevelt adopted this toy for the breeding). Cub survival is 25 Republican symbol. Moreover, percent due to hazards such the Smithsonian exhibited the as den cave-ins, starvation teddy bear — a “descendant” and predators such as male of a noble creature. VV bears, bobcats and coyotes.

Pet of the Month Meet Romeo Romeo is a 13-year-old golden retriever rescue, who I spoil rotten. He loves tennis balls, belly rubs, snuggles and greeting everyone we meet during our walks. He’s such an awesome dog! Owner: Lynn Harrison Viera

Meet Titan, Summer, Spice and Harry Titan is a 14-year-old mini-pin. He's our wise elder and leader of the pack. Summer is a 1-year-old mini goldendoodle. She is energetic and brings lots of energy and fun to our home. Spice is a 3-year-old chihuahua, who always enjoys a snuggle. Harry is our 6-year-old beagle, who loves to provide comfort and is always a constant companion. Owners: Ed, Paula, Eddie and Eva Pawlak Viera

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Neoh is a 7-year-old shiba inu, who has infinite patience. He has a funny way of of communicating by talking in his own special way. Owners: John, Jane and Marina DiPalo Viera Do you have the cutest pet on the whole block? Or even just in your own eyes? Does your pet have an endearing quality, a funny habit, a favorite toy you’d like to share? Enter your pet in Viera Voice’s Pet of the Month. Email a photo of your pet along with your name, area you live, your pet’s name, breed, age and what makes it so special to

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Charlotte Newman, who was born in 1913, was happy to meet her great-great-grandson. BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER

Joy encircles a family, but it is even more joyous when that unit includes five generations. Charlotte Newman, 103, of Melbourne joined her family in celebrating the birth of David Oliver Flook on May 18, completing the family's fifth generation circle. Charlotte Newman, arriving in Melbourne 53 years ago to retire, remains active in her own home she shares with her son. She loves her game shows like “Family Feud” with

“Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” not to be missed each evening. Knitting keeps her busy, but it is the puzzles of any size, shape or kind that keep her reading and going strong selecting word puzzles, cryptograms and scrambles, “she does them all, and jigsaw puzzles,” said Hilda Petruncola, Newman’s daughter. “We go to out to dinner every night,” Petruncola said. “UNO’s on Wickham is her favorite restaurant, but we go to many other places.” The new addition

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Peyton Scheffield “Swimming and being with family.’’

Sterling Jenkins “My favorite is Fun Pops that they sell at Walmart. They only sell them during the summer months.’’

Bailey Hudsen “The ice cream truck comes to where I live.’’

Heidi Churchel “Sleeping later. School starts too early.’’

Kai Culmer “The beach and the waves. You can go under them.’’

Lennox Biegel “It’s warm and I can ride horses.’’

Wesley Morillo “More play time and going to the beach.’’

Michaella Fry “Feeding the squirrels at the park so they don’t get hungry.’’

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