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Seniors continue their love affair with Harley-Davidson By martha maSiello

Hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners and riders from throughout the United States recently visited Brevard County to join the annual High Seas rally cruise from Port Canaveral. This year marks 110 years of HarleyDavidson and 30 years of Harley Owners Groups. The four founders: William Harley, William Davidson, arthur Davidson and Walter Davidson turned a backyard shop with 18 employees into the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee, Wis., where the corporate offices still are maintained. Devotees of the vehicle transcend all gender and age groups, professions and ethnicities. The company is credited with major contributions to america’s war efforts during both World War I and II. The Harley-Davidson Foundation and the Disabled american Veterans (DaV) came together in 2007 to help veterans. Harley’s Heroes brings DaVs mobile service offices to Harley-Davidson dealerships and other locations across the United States, providing counseling and assistance to veterans and their families and access to the full range of benefits available for them. locally, at Space Coast HarleyDavidson in Palm Bay, enthusiastic clients and visitors—many older than 50 – can inspect the newest technology in bikes and accessories or enjoy vintage equipment available for purchase. “approximately 30 percent of our business is with seniors, in particular military and disabled. Vietnam veterans are a large part of the H-D culture. The

Larry Wring enjoys looking at new bikes at Space Coast Honda in Palm Bay. popularity of the bike transcends entire families,” said Jamie lima, the SCHD sales manager. Mickey Goshen, customer service manager and member coordinator for the local H.O.G group #2860, is a 40-plus year Harley owner/rider. He discussed the price range for becoming a Harley owner.

“The standard models range from $8,000 to $38,500. By standard, I mean that we also carry the Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) line, which are special in many ways. In 2010, H-D introduced the TriGlide (trike) which has become the fastest growing vehicle.” Owning a H-D means you may want


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Harley continued from page 2 runs. Meetings of the local club are held at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the Space Coast H-D in Palm Bay. More than 1,400 official owners group chapters around the world, are sponsored by an authorized Harley-Davidson dealership. There are a few requirements to become a member of the Space Coast Chapter of the H.O.G. you must first become a member of the national group. Information is available at Chapter events are held for the express purpose of the fun and benefit of members, improving the public perception of Harley-Davidson riders. It also raises the awareness of motorcycling in general and helps local and national charities raise funds to support worthy causes. larry Wring of Palm Bay recently purchased a

Sure a Card with Flowers is nice and maybe a box of Chocolates. Now, to add the final touch, how about two love songs by a Quartet in Tuxedos who will go anywhere in the County? You can name the time for the Special Valentine to be delivered. The Harbor City Harmonizers will have a number of quartets out in Brevard & Indian River Counties on Valentine’s Day to sing for your Special Someone. Surprise Your Sweetheart with something Different and Special! Sure a Card with Flowers is nice and maybe a box of Chocolates. Now, to add the final touch, how about two love songs by a Quartet in Tuxedos who will go anywhere in the County? You can name the time for the Special Valentine to be delivered. The Harbor City Harmonizers will have a number of quartets out in Brevard & Indian River Counties on Valentine’s Day to sing for your Special Someone.


Superglide and has been riding since age 12. “I started with a yamaha scooter and owning a Harley has always been on my bucket list,” Wring said. Mike and Becky eaker of North Carolina participated in the October High Seas rally cruise out of Port Canaveral. “Funds are earmarked for dialysis patients. More than 2,100 bikers will be onboard from all over the U.S. I started riding at age 14. Handicapped and sick children, and cancer and kidney patients gain from the rallies. In 2011, more than $1.2 million was collected to help dialysis patients,” eaker said. The couple also participates in bike week throughout the U.S., whenever possible. The 2013 High Seas rally is scheduled for Nov. 3 through Nov. 10 from Port Canaveral. For information go to or call 1-800-clubhog. SL

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Tech Know expo returns Saturday, March 9 Free show will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Don’t let your smart phone out smart you or other high-tech gadgets outrun you. It’s easy to keep up with the latest gadgets and learn to master the skills that seem to come so easy to the younger generations. The second Tech Know expo will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Discover and explore new technology and be eligible for giveaways and door prizes. Vendors and instructors will be available to answer questions and show their latest offerings of technology-based goods and services from photography to medical technologies and personal security. The latest advances in robotics, Internet applications and communications are sure to be popular features, so don’t delay. register now. Tech Know expo, a free event, will take place at the Scott Center, located in the Holy Trinity episcopal academy Campus, located at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in the Suntree area. For more information, call Senior life at 321-242-1235. SL


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For 14 years, the cast of the annual Titusville Follies has rehearsed at the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville. Its hospitality made it possible for the show to go on. according to writer and producer Penny Storm, it is now time to say thank you by presenting a show to benefit the church. This will be done through “Titusville Follies presents Share the love,” a Valentine’s Day-themed medley of love songs and dance music. The show will include songs from past Follies as well as those new to the presentation. “a mark of the Follies is that things are uniquely presented,” Storm said. For example, a duet from the rossini opera, “Otello,” has been turned into a comic love song. a Follies first, it will highlight the first

meeting of an Italian male who speaks no French and a French female who speaks no Italian. “We’re reprising the 1960s hit “My Guy” from last year’s show being sung to a sitcom character,” Storm said. “Come and find out who that star might be.” The show will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the church, 1235 South Park ave. Tickets are $10 and available at the church. according to Storm, special arrangements will be made so there is no reason for anyone to miss it. “Because this is a show about sharing love, the church is providing limited transportation service for those who cannot drive at night,” Storm said. Desserts, wine and champagne will be available for purchase. For more information, call 321-267-2745. SL

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Valentine Cabaret at the Henegar Center Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with “Hooray for Love! A Valentine Cabaret” Upstairs at the Henegar on Friday, Feb. 1, Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3. Former New York City performer Margaret Cross and pianist Diane Spahr will celebrate love with classic songs that run the gamut of emotion from romantic to ridiculous. Their nostaligic performance from hit Broadway shows will feature songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Tom Waits, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others. Cross’ program ranges from comic sure-fires and novelty numbers to romantic songs. Raised in Florida, Cross spent seven years performing in New York City. Locally, she has performed at Cocoa Village Playhouse, Space Coast Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic and has written and presented three cabaret shows at the Hengar Center.

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week, but the Palm Bay Old Bastards prefer to meet the last Sunday of The recipe for being an Old Bastard is the month. simple, yet extremely appetizing. Start “We keep bookwork to a minimum,” with an ample amount of camaraderie, said Bill Hinkel, Archbastard for the toss in liberal servings of political incorPatrick group. rectness and add a soupcon of disregard Some groups do charitable projects, for all formalities. That, and a $10 lifewhile others prefer to sit back and time fee, will get you a membership card enjoy life. Although many of the life Bob Parente Seniorof life Bob Parente into the International Order Old Basmembers are retired Senior military, Old Wayne Ivey is sworn in by retiring sheriff, Jack Parker, right. tards, or I.O.O.B., a group that, despite Bastards can hail from any profession, Brevard County Commissioners present a framed its less-than-genteel moniker, has a long from grocery store owners to chemists. uniform to outgoing sheriff, Jack Parker. and proud history. Senior life Bob Parente You can never be too old to be an Almost 5,000 I.O.O.B. chapters and Old Bastard, either. According to Sheriff Wayne Ivey 1.5 million members around the world headquarters’ data, the youngest Old keep alive the flame ignited by the first Bastard was a baby issued a memberOld Bastard, American Army ship card on the day of his birth. officer Fred Kibbe. Stationed “down The whole idea is not to take under” during WWII, Kibbe noticed yourself—or life—too seriously. that Aussies fondly called friends “old “It’s all about laughter, getting bastards” when raising a pint or two. together and having a good time,” important are to each and every resident This focus in mind, he pledged to work with new SENIORhow By linda wigginS LIFE By Bob Olsen families After the war, Kibbe enlarged the ring said Olson. of Brevard State Attorneymeet Philfor Archer to The build an economic-crimes SLjoin a chapter, contact the Patrick Old Bastards lunch at Tides at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on County.”To of friends into a semblance of an New Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, in an Sunday, Jan. 1, 2009. Clockwise Mickeytheft. Wolff, Felix Andruk, Bill Dunham, task force targeting fraud andareidentity organization. Chapter at 321-779-3336 or the Hinkel, Bobare Barton, Fram Butz, Ray it Mulbery, interview with SeniorThe Life, pledged toOrder focusofhis WhileBill these crimes nondiscriminatory, is the Don Clair, International Oldefforts Pat Eddie, Palm Bay Chapter at 321-724-8375. SL Olson, John are Abber and Joeaccording Romanoski. on crimes against boomers andborn. seniors andpassed putting thein Louis Bastards was Kibbe away mostSarro, tragicBob when seniors targeted, to Ivey, gonesworn but notin forgotten perpetrators behind1960. bars.He Heis was on Jan.as7. because they don’t have the time to work to rebuild their I.O.O.B. members worldwideof carry on “I can at dorisk. anything I insavings, the life ofand an Old Formerly head of the Florida Department Law mayBastard. already be frail or medically CAREGIVERS FOR SENIORS, INC. spirit loosey-goosey want,” joked “Jokes are a big part,” said Olson. 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Uncle Sam is looking for a few good women; the more the better, actually. Women In Defense, A National Security Organization (WID), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, formed its Space Coast Chapter Jan. 15. The mission is to cultivate and support the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security, and provide women with a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education and career development. District 8 U.S. Congressman Bill Posey will be the keynote speaker at the next meeting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Courtyard By Marriott in Cocoa Beach. The local chapter named a president and members to the leadership board at the inaugural meeting. “The Florida Space Coast is a unique area with several rapidly expanding national defense industries and a very prevalent military presence,” said new WID chapter president, Karen Gregory, of HRSS Consulting Group & USAFR. “By forming a Space Coast chapter, it will provide networking and professional development opportunities to promote the role of women in national defense and security, to support military service members, and to encourage partnerships within the local contractor community, defense industry and military personnel,” Gregory added. The move is critical to the new post-Space Shuttle economy, locally, according to Pam Gillespie, community relations director for Rep. Posey. “Our future in the local space and

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Members of the board chosen at the inaugural meeting Jan. 15 of the Space Coast Chapter of Women In Defense are, from left, Debbie Goode, Ana Leonard, Judy Gasperini, Pam Gillespie, Karen Gregory, Elizabeth May, Stephon Williams, Joanne Longo and Susan Glasgow. defense industry is for new businesses to form and provide services as contractors,” said Gillespie, who will serve on the WID board of directors. While WID will focus on the defense and security industry, Rep. Posey also is working to spur the development of space commerce overall. “We need the brightest of the bright to bring new products and services to the table, to win contracts from government agencies for space and defense,” Posey said. “We are going to see commercial

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Black Watch continued from page 1 “Being accepted into the unit has been a great honor,” he said, “The pipes are an extension of being a member of The Black Watch, of being a soldier. I cherish what I am doing with the tour.” In 2009, Halliday was injured in a blast from an improvised explosive device, unable to see or hear. “I was fixed up and rehabilitated. I am fully a soldier, now. The pipes and drums play a special role in my military career,” he said. “Members of The Black Watch are soldiers foremost. We are professional soldiers and play music to the pro level. The pipers and drummers have just come back from combat. Performing is the string on the infantryman’s bow.” Halliday said his battalion still takes bagpipes and drums to the battlefield, as Scottish soldiers have done for generations. “Traditions are important.” He said audiences are amazed at the youthfulness of his men, especially when they realize how disciplined they are. “The Black Watch in the U.K. are currently training and we will go on operational standby readiness. When we go back, we will catch up and slide into the bigger unit.” Brevard residents will have the opportunity to see these soldier musicians at the King Center perform traditional Highland music, national anthems, Ode to Joy, Amazing Grace and jazz as never before. “In battle, emotions run high. Halliday said, The pipes and drums strike fear in enemies and motivate the troops. At the performance, the public will leave on an emotional high. The Black Watch lives long in the memory.” For more information on the Black Watch, go to For more information on their performance at the King Center, call 321-242-2219.


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Thursday, Feb. 21 — 8 to 9 a.m. IRCC Colony Hall 1936 Freedom Dr., Viera Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Thursday, Feb. 28 — 8 to 9 a.m. Military Officers Assoc. meeting Golf Club House 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Meetings are for active, retired and former officers. Meetings are coordinated by retired Army Lt. Col. Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934. Luncheons are coordinated by retired USAF Maj. Joe Oblack, 321-453-2947. SL

Funny thing is… By Sammy Haddad

Snowbird season is that six-month period from October to March where people and birds fly south to escape the snow. The birds do it on instinct. The people do it so they don’t have to shovel their way out of the driveway. Either way, it’s a good idea. They both tend to leave their mark in Florida. The people spend lots of money and enrich towns they land in. The birds leave their mark, too, usually on the windows and paint of cars. When the people leave, we’re sad to see them go. When the birds leave, we’re happy to see them go because we know we can safely wash our cars and once again walk the nature trails without fear of getting strafed like a World War II bomber. Yesterday, while walking the new bridge in Titusville, I looked up to see thousands of birds flying in wild circu-

lar patterns. It kind of looked like the students at the University of Central Florida the first week of a new term. You know it almost never snows in Central Florida and, when it does, the snow doesn’t stick. But what those wild birds dropped did stick and the amount of white spots covering the bridge were reminiscent of the droppings of the first winter storm in Cleveland each year. I found the slalom pattern I had to walk to avoid them doubled the benefit of my workout, especially when I passed a friend who said “hello,” oops. I had to wash those shoes when I got home. We’re rapidly approaching the end of snowbird season, and I’ll be so depressed to see many friends flying back north and the towns once again struggling with their profit margins. But as long as they take the other snowbirds with them, I’ll be OK. They won’t need GPS to find their way back to the big cities up north. All they have to do is follow the spots!

Aging Matters in Brevard appoint new director of community kitchen By linda S. HumpHrey

Aging Matters in Brevard announced that Tom Kammerdener has been appointed the director of The Brevard Community Kitchen. Kammerdener comes with a wealth of experience within the food services industry, having spent the past 19 years at Health First Corporation where he was instrumental in providing food services for Holmes Regional Medical Center, including inpatient, cafeteria, employee day care and catering. Kammerdener joins Aging Matters in Brevard as the director of the Brevard Community Kitchen to continue Aging Matters success providing hot nutritious meals for Meals on Wheels, Seniors at Lunch, adult and child day care centers, charter schools and the parks and recreation summer lunch program. The kitchen also operates a catering service for corporate banquets, annual picnics, and community events as well as providing meals during times of disasters for first responders and Special Needs Shelters. Located in Rockledge, the kitchen produces in excess of 500,000 meals a year. “Coming to Aging Matters in Brevard was a wonderful opportunity to enter an exciting new world and get back to the grass roots of helping people in our community. I look forward to all of the

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Tom Kammerdener challenges that come my way. The foundation that was left is strong, filled with dedicated associates and volunteers working toward one goal. When speaking to others about the position, every person recognized Meals on Wheels. Now it’s an opportunity to continue the mission of Aging Matters In Brevard.” Cindy Flachmeier, president/CEO said “We are very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Tom’s caliber to fill this role. Tom’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the food services industry has already made him a key addition to the Aging Matters in Brevard team. I’m confident that Tom will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.” SL

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Let me introduce you to an educational day trip just north of Brevard County that will be of major interest for the entire family. Recently, I escorted a group of friends on a tour of “Seminole Rest,” part of the Canaveral National Seashore, in nearby Oak Hill. Here is one of the few remaining ancient sites of our Native Americans who gathered clams, oysters and fish from the Mosquito River Lagoon. The Indians consumed the edible parts and used the site for refuse, which then over many centuries created extremely large shell mounds. At Seminole Rest there are several mounds, with the largest being Snyder’s Mound. This particular shell mound is over 700 feet long, 350 feet wide and over 14 feet high. All the shell mounds at this site date back from 2,000 B.C. to 1565 A.D. There are not many shell mounds left. Early in the 20th century, local communities used the shell as fill for the paving of roads. The archeological significance of the Seminole Rest mounds is the fact that they have survived relatively intact when 70 percent of the mounds in Volusia County have been destroyed. The National Park Service now preserves this site and the few remaining mound sites along the eastern seaboard.

There are a number of structures on this site. They include the historic In-Stone House, the historic John caretakers house, a Trieste non-historic garage and pilings from a boat dock. Seminole Rest is open seven days week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is an accommodating wheelchair-accessible paved trail with many outdoor exhibits. The trail straddles the west shore of the beautiful Mosquito River Lagoon. The site has free parking and rest room facilities. There is no charge to visit Seminole Rest. The main house has a gift shop and a bookstore and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Verify the openings by calling 386345-1997. Our group also had a delightful lunch at the Goodrich Seafood Restaurant. located just north of Seminole Rest at 253 River Road, Oak Hill. Call 386-345–3397. Getting to Seminole Rest is easy. We took U.S. 1 North, crossing the Brevard County line, to the town of Oak Hill, a delightful ride. At the traffic light in Oak Hill at Halifax Avenue, go east. In a few blocks you will be at River Road, Seminole Rest will be on your right. SL

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Living in Suntree This column will be more parochial than usual. I have the privilege of serving as general manager of Suntree Master Homeowners Association, Inc. Recently, I learned that many Suntree and area residents are not aware of the varied demographics and amenities. This column will tell you about them. Suntree is the largest Planned Unit Development (PUD) on the Space Coast, consisting of 4,506 dwellings. In addition, there are 29 commercial properties paying annual fees. The population is estimated at more than 11,000. While Suntree is home to many seniors, we also include numerous families. Elementary school age children residing south of Wickham attend Suntree Elementary School and those north of Wickham are Quest Elementary School students. There are 66 miles of roads in Suntree, most of which are maintained by Brevard County. We also have 11 miles of pedways, some of which are shared with Suntree Country Club. St. Johns River Waterway Management District requires that Suntree maintain 350 acres of wetlands, retention ponds, and stormwater drainage canals. These consist of five major drainage basins controlled by nine functioning weirs. Nine board members who are elected for two-year terms govern Suntree. Our next election will be


March 13 at Association Suntree Country Club. The volume Living of the election is By so large that the Frank Kneiser, Brevard Election CMCA, Commission AMS, PCAM provides voting machines and tabulations. Each board member either chairs or is involved in at least one standing committee. There are 13 employees of the association. We have two large parks with shaded playground equipment. The Spyglass Hill pavilion is available for resident reservations at no charge. Nine “pocket parks” are scattered throughout the community with picnic benches in serene atmospheres. Suntree provides a diverse assortment of community events. These have included symphonies and movies in the park and an annual Easter egg hunt. This is just a “thumbnail sketch” of Suntree. For more detailed information, visit our interactive website at It’s important to point out that Mr. Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his Community Association Manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida Association laws. Contact him with any questions at SL


Caregiver Care giving is part of living a long life. Helpful, caring and kind people tend to live a longer life in a spiritual and physical way. Each person faces the caregiver challenge in a different way. Few people are prepared to provide help and assistance to an older spouse, relative or friend unless they have specific training in the field of assisted living or nursing services. Out of love, a feeling of devotion or recognized duty, men and women push forward to give daily care to their loved ones. For example, there are more than 50 million Americans caring for someone with memory loss (early onset dementia to extreme cases of Alzheimer disease) compounded by other ailments and afflictions. Care for others with sickness or injuries becomes part of the late-inlife scenario. The challenge for the caregiver as they advance in years is to protect their own health and happiness while caring for their loved ones. Each day is a new and separate challenge. Those who do well and survive know how to have balance in their lives. Leeza Gibbons collaborated with a psychologist and a medical doctor, Rosemary Laird, to write a caregiver handbook entitled “Take Your Oxygen First.” The book is a love letter and lifeline to all of those caregivers who have ever felt lost and afraid. A challenge calls for action in a positive manner. The book focuses on the adage “Knowledge is Power.” Each chapter

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Proofreading I don’t know how I ever got into the habit — a good one according to some people, an annoying one according to others – but when I read anything, errors jump out at me! I was never taught “proofreading,” but I’ve been an avid reader since I was a little girl. My mother taught me to read and write before I even entered Kindergarten and one thing led to another, in particular writing carefully to spell words correctly, whether it was schoolwork I was doing or writing stories. In adult life working years, before marriage and children and again after children grown, so many people used to ask me to “check this for me,” meaning checking what was written for errors. In later years, it got to the point where I was hired, usually volunteer, but occasionally paid, to proofread papers for school work, letters written by bosses at work who weren’t confident of their own ability to spell or choose the correct words. I proofed organizational bulletins. Over my many years of adult reading especially, I have caught errors in books, newspapers and other publications. Sometimes it’s in time to get them corrected, but certainly not in books published back in the 1920s! Yes, in reading the books in my col-

lection of Mark Twain’s writings, I found misspelled words and occasionally other errors. Just Lucy recently a local publiKline cation had an article written about the “Veterans Holidday”. No, that is not a misprint — the newspaper really spelled the word “Holidday.” Some errors have been very funny indeed and some newspapers care more than others. My experience with our local daily newspaper is that they rarely print corrections, even when corrections are sent in by readers. On the other hand, the daily paper I now get out of Orlando is very good about making corrections on different things, mistaken facts, misspellings of names, etc. As you read my column now, I will add that Senior Life is very well proofed in my opinion and I rarely find an error. It’s never that I’m looking for them. That’s what always puzzles me. I was not trained in any way to proofread but as I’m reading along, errors in spelling just jump out at me as though they were in BIG BOLD PRINT! It’s both an annoying and satisfactory “talent” I seem to have had for many years. Comments are always welcome, at SL

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Nick Chirico, entertainer, and Carolyn Hayes, entertainment director, smile as they talk about the upcoming Spring Fling dinner dance to be held on March 10 at the Holiday Inn in Viera. By roSemary H. lynn

The Suntree community will host a Spring Fling dinner-dance to benefit four organizations in Brevard County on March 10 at the Holiday Inn in Viera. This annual event is open to all Brevard County residents. The organizations benefiting from the proceeds are Viera High School, Serene Harbor, Nana’s House and South Brevard Animal Shelter. Each will receive a donation of $1,000. Carolyn Hayes, entertainment

planner, has booked entertainer Nick Chirico for the night, which will include dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The cost per person is $35, which includes dinner and entertainment by the phenomenal Chirico, who promises to be a highlight of the evening. As a wellknown entertainer for nursing and assisted living facilities in the area, many people do not realize that he also is available to perform at events such as clubs and local parties. He has entertained throughout the United States for

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Second annual Art with a Heart auction to benefit Devereux kids By roSemary H. lynn

The second annual Art with a Heart auction will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Holiday Inn, 8298 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne. Art in all media and price ranges will be available for sale. The art previews will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $25 for two. This includes light hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, a cash bar, coffee or tea and a door prize ticket. Proceeds will assist the Devereux Foundation, which supports Devereuxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs for emotionally challenged children. The organization is planning on a major expansion which will allow more

children to benefit from the facilities. In Brevard there are 1,000 children enrolled in the Devereux system and 350 staff members. The children attend regular educational classes given by fully accredited teachers and schools. Children spend from three months to several years receiving individualized attention at Devereux. They come from all walks of life and from all over the U.S. and even out of the country. There are three group homes in the area that Devereux sponsors. Devereux opened its doors locally in 1988. It was founded by Helen Devereux 100 years ago as a national organization serving 13 states. Florida is now the second largest treat-

ment center, with board certified child psychologists and mental health professionals. The art auction is just one of the many fundraisers Devereux sponsors each year. In the coming months, there will be a mother-daughter tea, a garden party held at Florida Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s botanical gardens, and other events. Art auctioned will include some from famous artists such as Chagall, Rockwell, Moses, Wyeth and many more. Art created by the children of Devereux will also be auctioned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some truly amazing pieces available,â&#x20AC;? said Patricia Hurst, assistant director of development. She and art purveyor Karen Klein are in

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Kathleen Rich-New has turned her past pain into profit for anyone who has ever wanted to start a business. The boomerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan B: The Real Deal Guide to Creating Your Business,â&#x20AC;? was published last month to rave reviews and brisk sales. Many fellow boomers as well as seniors are the reason Rich-New wrote the book, because of the recent changes in the local post-Space Shuttle job market, the challenged national economy and the local and national emphasis on creating new small businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan B. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the career after you have been laid off, outsourced, down-sized, right-sized or fired,â&#x20AC;? said Rich-New, an adjunct professor of human resources at Webster University. In addition to her role at Webster, Rich-New is a powerful community leader, business expert, indemand speaker and business coach. She holds a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in business and owns her own business-consulting firm, Clarity Works! She started her own business after suffering burnout from a successful Silicon Valley career and its demanding 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. routine. Her Jan. 11 book-signing audience of 150 included many members of the SpaceCoast Technical Network, made up of former space workers looking to either find a new job or start the businesses they always dreamed of but were too afraid to leave their day jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until their day jobs left them in the wake of the Shuttle program shut down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Times are tough and Plan-A jobs are hard to find, or if you find one itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at a fraction of what you are making and there are no benefits. Secure jobs and pensions are being destroyed,â&#x20AC;? RichNew said. While conducting research, Rich-New developed a one-credit-hour professional seminar for Webster called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is Your Plan B?â&#x20AC;?

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Kathleen Rich-New holds the scissors to the launch of her new book Jan. 11, with the support of her mother, right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the students who took the seminar were shocked by what they learned,â&#x20AC;? Rich-New said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware of the time and work it would take to start their own business and be successful, the money needed, and the fact that some of their ideas just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a large enough consumer base to be profitable.â&#x20AC;? Humorous chapter titles start with â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Worked Hard, I Played by the Rules, and This is all I Get?â&#x20AC;? and cover topics like starting a business versus buying one, the ins-and-outs of network marketing, the right time for the right product or service, and the necessary skills and training to become an entrepreneur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young workers may never know job or career security,â&#x20AC;? Rich-New said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Future success will depend on being entre-

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Recycle your old cell phone to benefit others and help the environment By martha masiello

Approximately 100 million cell phones are approaching end of life management, which equals more than 50,000 tons of waste containing metals. Therefore, every cell phone can and should, be recycled. Cell phones are potentially hazardous waste, as they contain toxic materials, including lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. if thrown into the trash, or sent to incinerators or landfills, environmental contamination can occur from combustion and leakage into soil and groundwater. As long as your phone has been deactivated from service, there are no security or privacy concerns. once phones are refurbished, they are completely cleared and reprogrammed removing traces of your contacts and personal information. You may be able to deduct the value of the phone for tax purposes. Check

with your accountant or tax preparer. Some newer smart phones can be worth up to $150. Cell phones may be donated to seniors, or people with disabilities, and shelters for battered women, as any phone can be made capable of dialing 911. Donating gently-used mobile phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers assists in its mission to provide free communication tools to active duty military members and veterans. The phones are sold to recycling partners and funds are used to purchase calling cards and other communication tools for the U.S. military. Many organizations and non-profit groups accept donations of cell phones for their clients. For further information check out:;;; and SL

women’s History Month luncheon The public is invited to attend the sixth annual Annual women’s History Month Luncheon hosted by the women’s Business Center (wBC), the Florida Tech Alumni Association (FTAA) and the Zonta Club of Melbourne. women inspiring innovation Through imagination: Celebrating women in Science, Technology, engineering and Mathematics will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 18. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne oceanfront. The cost is $35 per person. An RSvP is required to attend. The Space Coast Community Award, Florida Tech Award of Distinction and Joan Bixby Award recipients will be honored. Honoree for the Florida Tech Award of Distinction is General Ann e. Dunwoody, retired Army four-star general. Dunwoody is the first woman to serve as a four-star general in U.S. military history. Dunwoody joined the Army in 1974, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the women’s Army Corps in 1975. Her first assignment was as supply platoon leader, 226th Maintenance Company (Forward, Direct Support), 100th Supply and Services Battalion (Direct Support), Fort Sill, okla. Since then, she has served at every level of command. Most recently, Dunwoody served as commander of the Army Materiel Command, or AMC, one of the largest commands in the Army. For more information, to pre-register, or to pre-pay by credit card, please contact: Reneé Couperthwaite at 321-674-7007 or go to SL

Book Review By Chiffone Sandberg “Queen of Thrift: Snapshots of a Military wife” Author: John whalen         Published by inspiring voices iSBN: 978-1-4624-0045-4 Copyright 2012                                    Purchase:  Barnes & Noble $13.95 e-book $3.51 About the Author: John whalen is a decorated veteran retired from the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also retired from a second occupation. He was services director for Presbyterian Homes of Crestwood Manor in New Jersey. He and his wife, Betty, have been married 56 years and have three children, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He and his wife settled in Suntree/viera. This book depicts a woman of character, grit and determination. Those traits were instilled at a very early age. She grew up in a household where the father wanted boys and ended up with two girls. Betty and her sister, Carol, went with their father and participated in the recreational activities that boys do, shooting pool and fishing. Growing up in the post-Depression era, she was accustomed to watching her pennies and making them stretch. Learning these frugal traits at an early age would serve her well later in her life. Life in the military is ever changing for the soldier. A military wife has to be one who is very flexible and willing to

switch direction on a moment’s notice. it all began soon after Betty and John were married. John expected to be transferred to Germany and Betty was going with him. They would consider it their honeymoon and visit Paris, Rome and London. Before the deployment, Betty found out she was pregnant. They couldn’t have been happier. The Army had different plans for John. He was deployed to Taiwan instead and he had to tell Betty that she could not go with him. She was devastated. This scenario is just one of many times Betty had to dodge the curve balls pitched by the military. The book chronicles Betty’s life through each relocation. Her moniker “Queen of Thrift” was well earned. Her goal was not to pay full price for anything. Personal opinion: “Queen of Thrift” is a tribute to all military wives. These ladies must have sterling character and an ironclad constitution. i loved Betty’s tips on thrifty shopping. it’s a good read. SL

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Captain Giles Norrington saw service from both sides of the Navy fence By maria Sonnenberg

Retired Navy Capt. Giles Norrington has a unique vantage point regarding the military. Also a Marine, the jet attack pilot not only served a long and distinguished career, but after retirement, he became a Navy spouse. His wife, Navy Chaplain Eileen O’Hickey, was the first woman chaplain in Navy history to rise to the rank of captain. Giles retired in June 1988 after more than 34 years of service. The next month, he was back in action with a second career as Eileen’s husband. “It was just as interesting, but a bit different,” he said. Eileen, the fifth woman to become a chaplain in the United States Navy, had first met Giles during a previous tour of duty, but it wasn’t until the couple reacquainted at Diego Garcia, the little dab of earth in the middle of the Indian Ocean, that romance blossomed. The starting point was, of all things, cats. “We had a common interest, and that was cats,” Giles said. Giles, from Elyria, Ohio, enlisted as a Marine 59 years ago this January. Selected for officer training, Norrington received his wings in 1960. For several years, he was a flight instructor in Texas, before another lady, this one made of steel, stole his heart. “I fell in love with aircraft carriers, so I transferred to the Navy in 1965, and was assigned to Sanford Naval Air Station,” said Norrington, who to this day has a deep appreciation for both the Marines and the Navy. Being a Navy pilot in the late ’60s meant intense action in the Vietnam War, and Norrington found himself on the aircraft carrier Enterprise, flying the RA-5C Vigilantes, at the time one of the largest and most complex aircraft to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was piloting a Vigilante when the Viet Cong shot him down over the Tonkin Gulf. “We got unlucky and they blew away the right wing,” Norrington said. “We had 16,000 pounds of fuel aboard.” Norrington and navigator Richard Dick both ejected, although both sustained serious burns. A U.S. helicopter was on its way to rescue them when they were captured by the Viet Cong. “We were walked from village to village,” Norrington said. “We did not land close enough to make a combined attempt to escape, but we were reunited on the third day. Then we were trucked to the southern part of North Vietnam before we

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Giles Norrington, POW May 1968. finally made it to Hanoi. I had hoped for food, clothing and medical treatment, but none of that happened. We were both taken into interrogation.” Dumped into a 10-foot by 12-foot cell, the two men needed help, desperately. “In one of the few humane gestures of the Viet Cong, we were assigned a roommate who effectively became a caretaker,” Norrington said. Air Force Capt. Wes Rumble washed and fed them as the two men tried to get over their injuries. The men were eventually transferred to the “Hanoi Hilton,” the infamous old French prison that was to be their home for four-plus years. “It was a very serious prison,” Norrington said. With 46 men in one cell, Norrington would pass the long days by taking—and teaching—classes. “We had classes in math, languages, you name it,” said Norrington. Perhaps the most incredible incongruity was the fact that Norrington taught an etiquette class while living in the prison squalor. “It actually helped one of the POWs to prepare for his wedding,” he said. The prison release finally arrived in 1973. Many of the following years would be spent at the Pentagon and, after retirement, as executive director of a Red Cross chapter and an AIDs group in Virginia. Giles and Eileen eventually bought a motor home to tour the country. When they parked at the Great Outdoors, they found in the Titusville resort a place for a sweet retirement. Cats Tinker and Shadow keep them company, and activities are plentiful. “Keeping busy is not a problem,” Norrington said. SL

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Retired Navy Capt. Giles Norrington and wife, Navy Chaplain Eileen O’Hickey.

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Protecting our boomers and seniors against fraud First of all, I would like to personally thank everyone for the tremendous show of support during my first few weeks as Brevard County’s new sheriff. As we worked to develop our agency’s new organizational structure, one area that we were committed to addressing was fraud-related crime. Crimes like these include identity theft, credit card fraud and scams that target our citizens every day, ranking Brevard County 105th in the nation for the most fraud-related crimes. While fraud can target anyone, our seniors most often become the victims of these types of crimes. In fact, perpetrators of fraud-related crimes not only target our seniors, but they steal their identities, bank accounts and life savings, making it virtually impossible for these victims to replace their resources because they may be at or beyond the end of their incomeearning years. It is estimated that only one in every 700 perpetrators of fraud actually serves time for the crime he or she commits. That is unacceptable to me. It is a statistic our team is focused on changing dra-

matically. In order to combat the increased volume of fraud-related crimes, we must take a multi-pronged approach that includes departments like Crime Prevention, Investigation and Victim Advocacy. Our agency’s new Crime Prevention model is designed to reach every resident. By educating our citizens with vital crime-prevention information, we give them an excellent tool to help us protect them.

them in recovering their good name and assets. I believe that we must be both pro-active and re-active in our approach to combating fraud-related crimes: pro-active in trying to prevent the crime from ever occurring, and reactive in recognizing it immediately if we do become a victim. As Brevard County’s sheriff, I am committed to protecting our citizens of all ages by targeting those criminals who target us. Enough is enough. SL

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Dear Lynne: I frequently see a commercial on TV that recommends getting the shingles vaccine. I plan to discuss this option with my doctor, but will Medicare pay for the shot? I’ve heard from friends that the shot is very expensive. Cost Conscious

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Dear Cost Conscious: If you have a Medicare Part D or prescription drug plan, it must cover your shingles vaccine! The only vaccines not covered under Part D are those that prevent the flu, pneumonia and hepatitis B. Each of those vaccines is covered under Medicare Part B. Your Part D plan will cover not only the cost of the vaccine but also for your doctor or other health care provider to administer the shot. Check your coverage rules to determine where you can get the shot covered at the lowest cost to you. Your local pharmacy may be a convenient and cost-effective place to receive the vaccine, if that pharmacy is in your plan’s network or is considered an in-network pharmacy. You might also receive the vaccine from your primary care physician if his or her office can bill directly for the vaccine. If you receive the shot from either an innetwork pharmacy or your doctor’s office which will bill your Part D plan, your only cost for both the vaccine and its administration is your drug plan’s approved co-pay. If you choose to receive your shot elsewhere, you may need to pay more for it, including the entire cost of the vaccine and its administration up front. You would then submit the bill to your Part D plan for reimbursement. Your refund would be the plan’s approved amount, and you would be responsible for the difference. The same holds true if you are eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy or Extra Help that helps to pay for your prescription drugs. Using a network pharmacy or a doctor who can bill your drug plan is the least expensive as your payment responsibility is your Extra Help co-pay. SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families, and caregivers. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in partnership with the state’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging. In Brevard, our Area Agency on Aging is the Senior Resource Alliance located in Orlando. To contact a SHINE counselor for unbiased assistance with your search for the best plan, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-963-5337. Brevard County SHINE presently has nine offices located throughout the county but may be able to assist you over the phone. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lynne column to answer, please write or email Lynne at Senior Life and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lynne can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing jill@mysenior, or by calling 321-242-1235.

Friday, March 8 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Community Health Fair Holiday Park Rec. Center 215 Holiday Park Blvd.

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ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS Black Watch & Scots Guards tickets at the King Center on March 23. One winner will be drawn for a pair of tickets. Send this form with your name, address and phone for your chance to win. Good Deadline to enter is March 15, 2013. One entry per person. L Name ________________________________________________ Address/City ________________________________________________ Phone and Email ________________________________________________

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