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“With these dogs, children will be able to sit with them and they’ll be able to pick out a book and read it with the dog,” said Scott Hauge, head of youth services at the library. “It helps them feel more comfortable reading out loud, and it helps them develop their skills.” It’s the first time the library has offered the program, which has been a hit at five other Brevard County libraries, said Sharon Crockett, president of Space Coast Therapy Dogs. The event will be offered

monthly through May, and then again from September to December. If youngsters want to practice their reading A variety of dogs will be available to team skills before a loving, non-judgmental up with young readers. audience, the Suntree/Viera Public Library “We have every breed you can imagine, may be the perfect spot to do so. from Chihuahuas to Great Danes,” From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, the Crockett said. library at 902 Jordan Blass Drive presents Each animal in Space Coast Therapy “Read to a Dog,” a program that lets kids Dogs is given special training classes, of all ages share a favorite book with a Hauge said. specially trained furry companion provided “Once they pass the final program by the nonprofit Space Coast Therapy Dogs. involving working with children, they’re allowed to participate in the Read to a Dog program,” he There are 10 tax breaks scheduled to expire this year. said. Initial class size will be limited Can you list them? 1. _________ to 15 participants. 2. _________ “As the program grows, they’ll probably allow for a larger 3. _________ Barbara Braley, Individual and Corporate Tax Specialist audience,” Hauge said. 4. _________ Children can bring a beloved Barbara J. Braley, CPA 5. _________ book from home or select one 321-242-1400 Office Free from the library, Hauge said. 321-775-3406 Fax 6. _________ Consultation on “There is no age limit,” he your first visit 7. _________ added. “Children of all ages, 3700 N. Harbor City Blvd., Ste. 1A 8. _________ toddlers, beginning readers, teens Melbourne, FL 32935 and ’tweens are all welcome.” 9. _________ For more information about Member: • AICPA • FICPA • COCPA • AFWA 10 _________ the program or to sign up, call 321-255-4404.VV By Mike Gaffey

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Ordained minister Gus Kruse believes zoos are perfect spots to enhance romance and he’s ready to help couples renew their vows at the Senior Safari & Wellness Walkabout and Boomer Guide Expo Friday, Feb. 7 at the Brevard Zoo. “I have a thing about zoos and dates,” Kruse said. “I think they’re great for couples, because they bring out the kid in all of us.” “I’ve never done a recommitment ceremony before, but I’m ready for as many couples as we get,” he said. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s just one or 20, it’s going to be very special.” Kruse takes his responsibilities very seriously. He once had an opportunity to do weddings on a daily basis, but eschewed the revolving door approach that the job entailed. “I want people to understand the decision they are making,” he said. Kruse knows firsthand the heartbreak of divorce. His parents separated when he was just 5 years old. In 1998, he, too, went through a divorce, despite his best efforts. A member of the Church of the Avenue, Kruse has been an ordained minister since 1996, primarily focusing on evangelism and mission work. “My family has traveled to approximately 19 different countries with our mission


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Suntree residents have a year of events planned ahead, and now the volunteers who run them are looking for more neighbors to work elbow to elbow with them. The Suntree Master Homeowners Association Parks and Recreation Committee invites anyone who wants to help fuel the fun to join them at the next meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the SMHA offices at 7550 Spyglass Hill Road. Events, held at Jack Mahon Park at that location, can draw more than 2,000 people. The calendar so far includes: • A food truck event with live entertainment Saturday, March 22. These events typically draw 10 to 12 food trucks and draw from across the county via social media. Cool temperatures are expected to sideline the popular Movies in the Park until warmer months. • The annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 19, which may include food and entertainment this year. While not a Parks and Rec event, another official Suntree event planned in April includes the Spirit of Suntree Spring Fling Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The route will begin in front of Suntree Elementary School on Jordan Blass Drive, head southwest down St. Andrews Boulevard, then turn north on Interlachen Road. The parade will end at

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In last year’s Spirit of Suntree Spring Fling Parade, Suntree SMHA staff, residents and the Easter Bunny take to a golf cart float to promote the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which this year is slated for April 19 at Jack Mahon Park on Spyglass Hill Road. Interlachen Park with food and live entertainment by the band Oceans. • A patriotic classical concert punctuated by live cannon booms in the afternoon Saturday, May 17, followed by a similarly themed, classic movie after dark. A wine and craft beer tasting may be added to the lineup. • June and July will be skipped due to the hot weather and because many families take their vacations when children are out of school. • Movies in the Park will return post-summer as early as Saturday, Aug. 16. There will definitely be a food truck event on this day. As with all movie nights, a family festival starts two hours before the movie, which starts 20 minutes after sunset.

• Oktoberfest returns the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 27, with a Halloween-themed movie at dark. Haunted hayrides were popular last year, but this year for first time ever, the park pavilion will be converted into a haunted house that is expected to be extravagantly horror-fied and even more popular. • November will be eventless, but on Saturday, Dec. 6, Santa will be coming to town via hayride, with a Christmasthemed movie at dark. • January’s event will feature a Saturday community rummage sale and farmers market with food available and live entertainment likely added. The committee’s goal is to keep all the fun free with sponsorships from local businesses.

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No place like … woods? Future veteran pays it forward By Linda Wiggins

Cory Fairchild said he has all that he needs and more, so when the Viera High School student heard of a homeless veteran and her family with young children living in the woods, the future Air Force career vet and current JROTC cadet decided to pitch in. He tracked down the family and began cooking meals for them at their campsite and entertaining the boys age 3 and 9, roping in a friend or family member to help him. It started with making them a Christmas meal complete with a turkey purchased from Walmart that Cory, 17, somehow managed to cook and smoke over a fire. Since then, it’s been burgers, hot dogs, chicken. Sometimes it’s a pizza brought in if he’s tired from studies, extra-curricular activities and a part-time job. “They have offered to pay us back for some of the food we bought them, but we refused,” Cory said. “We go on Saturdays and Sundays when we can, play

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Cory Fairchild, center, reads to Kane, left, and Blade, to give their harried parents, Haley and Scott, foreground, some time to bond. afraid their children might be taken from them. “Along comes this young person who wants to help, and …. well,” she said, regaining composure, “it just takes a lot off our shoulders and we don’t feel so alone.” Haley had just finished her last shift at a restaurant that closed that week. She said she is now looking for another job as a waitress or in hotel housekeeping, “anything, anything at all.” Scott said he is seeking a job in fabrication or construction, or, like Haley, anything, anything at all. Cory is hoping to raise enough money to purchase a used popup camper from Craigslist to get the family up off the ground and to offer more protection from the elements than their tarp-covered tent provides. They have a propane heater for when temperatures dip, but comforts other than that are meager. Cory, whose father, Scott, is a vet who helps other vets, first joined the family culture of outreach to those less fortunate by helping out at His Place Ministries, which serves the homeless in downtown Melbourne and provides a cold-night shelter. Cory’s mother, Sally, champions many community causes. “Once I saw them, I saw they could use a lot more help than any of them were letting on,”

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Robert “R.L.” Lewis, Jr. of Cocoa is among the 26 Highwaymen artists inducted in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004 for the unique Florida landscape paintings dating back to the 1960s. Once looked down upon during segregation in the South, the works of the AfricanAmerican artists have become the darlings of the art world across the country and the globe. While his paintings command top dollar, and while his live, in-person painting exhibitions draw growing, over-capacity crowds, one side result of the growing fuss leaves Lewis increasingly puzzled. “I use aluminum foil over a palette board to hold my paints while I work. That way, I can just pull it off and toss when I’m done,” Lewis said to a standingroom-only crowd at the Mims-Scottsmoor Library Jan. 23. Attendees craned their necks to better hear of his favorite types and styles of brushes, paints and techniques or just get a better glimpse of the living legend. “But now, people come up and see the crumpled foil, or something I’ve cleaned my hands with and say, ‘I want to buy that!’ ” From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Senior Safari & Wellness Walkabout at the Brevard Zoo, the public

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Local student a goalie on top-ranked youth hockey team By Mike Gaffey

When Jacob Fowler and the Florida Alliance all-star hockey club take the ice in tournaments up North, crowd reaction often is a mix of surprise and skepticism. But after another dominating win by the club, audience response to the Sunshine State team is far different. “They’re shocked,” Jacob said. A Melbourne third grader, Jacob, 9, is goaltender for the Florida Alliance Blue Team, currently the top-ranked ice hockey squad of 9-year-olds in the country. The club went unbeaten during a tournament Jan. 2 through 5 in Michigan. It was the third tournament for Fowler — the club’s only player from Brevard County — and his teammates during the past few months. “They played the best teams from Canada, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Minnesota, pretty much from everywhere and they finished undefeated,” said Fowler’s father, Jay. “They tied once in a tournament. They won every tournament they went to and they’re ranked the No. 1 team in the nation, all these Florida kids. It’s amazing.” Jacob fell in love with hockey while watching his father play in men’s leagues at the Space Coast Iceplex. He received a pair of roller skates at age 2. “He’d go around the house



Nine-year-old Jacob Fowler fell in love with hockey while watching his father, Jay, play in men’s leagues. skating in those on his own and he’d have a little stick and he’d play hockey,” his father recalled. Jacob started taking skating lessons at the Iceplex at age 3 and soon yearned to learn to play hockey, also taught to youngsters there. He wore his parents down. “I told my wife I’m done with having to hear about how he wants to go play hockey and let’s put him in the Learn to Play Hockey class,” Jay Fowler said. “So he started that class at maybe 3 ½, playing in recreational leagues.” Jacob got his first shot at playing goalie at age 5 after

being asked to play in a house league for an older age group. “Once I tried on the Iceplex goalie gear I just loved playing,” he said. His dad provided his own goalie gear soon afterward. Advancing to AA status, a level for top players, Jacob and his parents turned to the Orlando area, where he practices with the Orlando Jr. Knights club Monday and Thursday evenings at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland. In spring 2013, Jacob was chosen as goalie for the AAA Team Zoom Tan for children born in 2004, which advanced to tournament finals in Chicago

Jacob Fowler became a goalie with the Florida Alliance Blue Team, named the No. 1 team in the country for its age group. and Toronto, and won a third tournament in Buffalo. An invitation to play goalie for the Florida Alliance 10-and-under AAA club followed in the fall. With the Florida Alliance season over, Jacob plans to play league games and tournaments with the Jr. Knights through February, then spring hockey

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Breakthrough season helped Hawks’ confidence By Carl Kotala

HOLY TRINITY BOYS BASKETBALL With four regular-season games to go until the postseason, Holy Trinity coach Steve Henderson’s Tigers were sporting an impressive 19-2 record and were looking like a team with a good chance to go deep into the playoffs, given their fast-paced style that drives opponents crazy. Jace Hogan was averaging a double-double for Holy Trinity, scoring 27.1 points and grabbing 14 rebounds per game. Marcus Barham was averaging 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists per contest.

Last year’s breakthrough season has done wonders for the Viera High baseball team. “It’s definitely given us confidence,” senior lefthanded pitcher Kyle Hintz said. “We know what we can do. We know our strengths. I think we have a lot of faith. We really believe we can do it. I think it’s helped us tremendously to have the season we had last year.” As big a year as the Hawks had last season, winning the district title and posting the most wins (20) in school history, this season will offer VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala plenty of new challenges. Viera High’s baseball team will lean heavily on its senior class, which includes, from left to right, While Viera has four key Billy Lamm, Derik Nursey, Conner Prater, Connor Hermida, Kyle Hintz, Cody Dentmon and Kody veteran starters returning Green. Kevin Kostyk is not pictured. in senior co-captains Billy On top of that, the Hawks we’re reloading,” Hawks Hintz and Hermida will HOLY TRINITY GIRLS Lamm and Hintz, along with will be in a tough new coach Bob Doty said. “We’ve be the top two pitchers. BASKETBALL seniors Connor Hermida district with Melbourne, had these guys waiting in the Senior Derick Nursey, The Tigers were off to an and Conner Prater, it will Martin County and Sebastian (wings) for the last couple of who Lamm predicted will 8-6 start under new coach also have to replace roughly River. years to fully become a part have a breakout season, Marc Bailey, including a 5690 percent of their innings “We have a lot of people to of it. They’ve worked very will take over at shortstop 13 victory over Father Lopez pitched from last season as replace, but we like to think hard at it.” while senior Kevin Kostyk well as key positions in the continued to page 20 will be at second base. The infield. Hawks will also be counting on senior outfielder Cody Caring For Your Family’s Dental Needs Dentmon and senior righthander Kody Green, a FR With A Tender Touch EE Assessment! (valued at $149) transfer from Indiana. Juniors Nathan Beck (3B/P) and Jake Buck (LHP) are also key additions along with Sebastian Samuels Complete Dentistry for Confident Smiles (1B/P). Claudia Pryszlak, DMD, PA Lamm pointed out the team had more young players than ever come out TRANQUIL RELAXING ATMOSPHERE for this year’s team, another COMPETENT AND FRIENDLY STAFF result of last year’s success. “I think everyone wants to New Patients Welcome Mathnasium of Viera be a part of it,” Lamm said. 7777 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 14 A big key to the season Melbourne, FL 32940 could be new hitting coach, and former major leaguer, (321) 242–MATH (6284) Ryan Church. 7332 Office Park Place, Suite 102 Lamm, Hermida and Viera, FL 32940 Hintz all praised Church (Behind SunTrust Bank) not only for his down-toGraduated University of Pennsylvania earth personality, but for his School of Dental Medicine. knowledge of hitting. VV Serving Brevard County since 2000.


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Sports Schedule VARSITY BASEBALL * District game Feb. 5 – vs. Cypress Creek at Preseason Classic @ Rockledge, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 – vs. Winter Park at Preseason Classic @ Rockledge, 1 p.m. Feb. 14 – at Martin County, 7 p.m.* Feb. 18 – at First Academy (Orlando), 6 p.m. Feb. 19 – at Bayside (DH), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 – Martin County, 7 p.m.* Feb. 24 – at Satellite, 6 p.m. Feb. 28 – Sebastian River, 7 p.m.*

Feb. 15 – Class 4A championship game @ Eastern Florida State College, 3 p.m. VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER Jan. 31 – Class 4A Regional finals, 7 p.m. Feb. 5 – Class 4A semifinals @ Eastern Florida State College, 10 a.m./12:30 p.m. Feb. 8 – Class 4A state championship @ Eastern Florida State College, 3 p.m.

VARSITY SOFTBALL All games at 7:15 p.m., unless noted Jan. 28 – Viera Preseason Classic at Viera Regional Park, 5:15 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL Feb. 4 – Sebastian River *District game Feb. 5 – District semifinals, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 – at Martin County, 6:30 p.m.* Feb. 7 – District finals, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 – Class 7A Reg. quarterfinals, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 – at Lake Mary Tourn. 4 p.m. Feb. 18 – Class 7A Reg. semifinals, 7p.m. Feb. 11 – at Bayside Feb. 13 – at Satellite Feb. 22 – Class 7A Reg. finals, 7 p.m. Feb. 27 – Class 7A semifinals, 7/8:30 p.m. Feb. 18 – Melbourne *District game Feb. 21 – at Titusville Feb. 27 – Rockledge GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL Feb. 1 – District championship, 7 p.m. Boys VARSITY TENNIS Feb. 6 – Class 7A Reg. quarterfinals @ All matches at 4 p.m. TBA, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 – Eau Gallie Feb. 11 – Class 7A Reg. semifinals Feb. 6 – at West Shore @ TBA, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 – Class 7A Reg. finals @ TBA, 7p.m. Feb. 11 – at Bayside Feb. 20 – Class 7A state semifinals @ the Feb. 13 – Melbourne Feb. 18 – at Heritage Lakeland Center, 7/8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 – Class 7A state championship @ Feb. 25 – at Palm Bay the Lakeland Center, 5:05 p.m. GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS All matches at 4 p.m. BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE Feb. 4 – at Eau Gallie All games at 7 p.m., unless noted Feb. 6 – West Shore Feb. 18 – Eau Gallie Feb. 11 – Bayside Feb. 20 – at Satellite* Feb. 13 – at Melbourne Feb. 25 – at Cocoa Beach Feb. 18 – Heritage Feb. 20 – Cocoa Beach Feb. 27 – at Melbourne, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 – Palm Bay Feb. 28 – at Merritt Island GIRLS VARSITY LACROSSE All games at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 – at Eau Gallie Feb. 20 – Satellite (District game) Feb. 25 – Cocoa Beach Feb. 27 – at Melbourne BOYS VARSITY SOCCER Jan. 30 – Class 4A Regional quarterfinals @ TBA, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 – Class 4A Regional semifinals @ TBA, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 – Class 4A Reg. finals @ TBA, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 – Class 4A semifinals @ Eastern Florida State College, 10 a.m./12:30 p.m.


VARSITY TRACK & FIELD All meets at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 – at Sebastian River Feb. 19 – Satellite/Rockldge/Edgewood Feb. 21 – at Merritt Island Relays Feb. 26 – MCC/West Shore Feb. 28 – at Holy Trinity Invitational VARSITY WRESTLING Feb. 1 – District tournament, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 – Class 3A Regional tournaments @ Kissimmee-Osceola, TBA Feb. 14-15 – Class 3A State tournament @ the Lakeland Center, TBA

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The Holy Trinity softball team may have a lot of young players, but they have plenty of varsity experience

Young Tigers could have plenty of bite in 2014 By Carl Kotala

Calling the Holy Trinity softball team young and inexperienced does not paint a true picture of what kind of club the Tigers will have this season. Sure, there is only one senior. And yes, there will be a few girls who are new to the sport. But take freshman Talia Douglas. She’s been playing varsity softball since the sixth grade, and is already drawing attention from college scouts. There is also plenty of experience, both on the high school and travel ball level, in players like Kelly O’Neil, third baseman Casey Cohen and other key returners such as catcher Suzannah Boyle and pitcher Allison Roach. The only senior is Maddy Fink. “(I’m) pretty optimistic about it,” O’Neil said. ”We return every single infielder from last season. I’d say we’re pretty unstoppable there. (And) we’ve got some pretty good outfielders coming out.” The Tigers were waiting on nine more players — five from soccer and four from basketball — to join the team once their

respective winter sports seasons are over. What some of them will lack in experience, they will make up for in athleticism. So while the Tigers may be a young team, they will hardly be devoid of talent. “I’ve got a lot of young kids who have never played before who are showing great potential,” coach Lenny Paoletti said. “And they’re all eighth graders and ninth graders.” In an effort to save on travel, and also to give the team a chance to play against some familiar competition, the Tigers will move up a class and play in 4A this season. While that should mean much tougher competition, and better pitching, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “It will be better for the more experienced players and a good learning experience for the newer players,” Boyle said. For the travel ball players on the Holy Trinity roster, playing in 4A represents some fun new challenges. “You see a lot of the players that you would see in tournaments (only it’s) at the high school level,” Douglas said. “It’s a different atmosphere, so it’s kind of cool to see.” VV

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This year, not only are they in a new district with Melbourne, Martin County and Sebastian River, they have a renewed determination to break through to the Final Four. “We’re a lot more motivated this year,” Callinan said. Added Palombi: “We’ve just got to want to be there.” While it could be a special season for the Hawks, it should definitely be a special year

for the battery combination of Palombi and Seibert, who will be playing their last year together. “Lauren has been my catcher since I was 6, and her dad taught me to pitch,” Seibert said. “When we’re in a really tough situation, and you want to get a batter out, I’m always thinking, ‘I hope she calls this (pitch)’ and she always calls it.” VV


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Viera High’s softball team has high hopes for this season and a terrific blend of veteran and young talent. Co-captains are Lauren Palombi, left, Kate Callinan, center and Sarah Seibert. By Carl Kotala

Dale Pierce has been excited about his Viera High softball team’s potential ever since he saw them go through fall ball. “I’ve worked with a lot of groups of kids and this is one of the best groups I’ve ever worked with in my life,” the Hawks’ coach said. “We went all the way through fall ball with them and they were already well schooled in the game, so it was just fine tuning them to the way we do things

around here. “It was just an absolutely phenomenal fall with them. They all know how to play.” The Hawks certainly appear to be loaded with talent as they head into the 2014 season. Not only is top junior pitcher Sarah Seibert back, but so are senior catcher Lauren Palombi and senior first baseman Kate Callinan. Sophomore Kiana East had a tremendous breakout season last year and is back to play second base and

also pitch. Pierce is also high on a pair of freshmen who could have a major impact on the team this season — shortstop Kaitlyn Jensen and right fielder Haley Hinz. Joining Hinz in the outfield will be Sydney Brooks and Delaney Goff, giving the Hawks plenty of talent up and down the lineup. The Hawks reached the regional quarterfinals last year, after previous back-to-back trips to the regional semifinals.

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Viera East Men’s Golf Association President Jim Robinson, right, presents holiday hams to Jim Taube, center, Charlie Royce, David Hill and Bob Warner as the group closed out its 2013 season.

Inside the ropes by JOHN F. GULLA

Holiday hams were handed out as the Viera East Men’s Golf Association celebrated the Christmas season and closed out 2013 with a friendly tournament. The Viera East Men’s golf Association also completed its Director’s Cup in January as Ted Edlow and Andy Mammay won their respective flights.

Jim Robinson and Enrico Dinnocenti finished second in their flights, with Warren Powell and Tom Walker placing third in their flights. VEMA finished January with the VEMA Cup, a two-day, two-man team competition. The first day was a two-man scramble and it was followed on the second day with the twoman best ball competition. Teams were flighted and all money collected was paid out as prize money.

This month, the men and women of Viera East will team up for the annual VEMAVELGA Valentine Golf Outing. The Viera East Ladies Golf Association’s Nine-Hole group will organize the event with help from the men’s and women’s 18-hole groups. The entry fee is $17 a person and $14 for golfers who just want to attend the dinner at the Viera East Resident’s Club following the event. The Viera East Men’s Golf Association will close out February with the inaugural Member/Guest Golf Outing on Feb. 20. Jim Robinson, the president of the Viera East Men’s Golf Association, said the VEMA Men’s League has hit the 100-member mark. New members always are welcome. For more information, go to the group’s website at All the activities for 2014 will be listed. Future activities also will be listed as they are added.VV

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continued from page 16 last month. In that game, Sadie Girard outscored the entire Father Lopez team with 15 points. Natalia Walcott added 11 points in that one while McKenzie Kilborne led the Tigers with three assists. Through 12 games, Walcott was leading the Tigers with a 7.4-point scoring average, followed by Alicia Pound at 6.8 points a contest.

VIERA BOYS BASKETBALL All signs were pointing toward the district playoffs for the Hawks, who despite a rough regular season, were hoping to make some noise in the postseason. Viera coach Josh Sykes said the team has been making some progress throughout the course of the season. Dylan Smith was the Hawks’ leading scorer, while London Gowins was the top rebounder on the team. Josh Korthius was the Hawks’ leading shot blocker while Kai Wade was the team leader in assists. VIERA GIRLS BASETBALL Showing once again they

are one of the top teams in the state, the Hawks had an impressive showing at the MLK Classic in Miami, beating Dillard in the first game before falling to South Broward in the final seconds. Dee Anderson had 16 points and Ro Hayes added 12 in the 47-34 win over Dillard. Viera, off to a 17-4 start, was also getting solid play from Shania Brantley, Kelsey Muller, Alex Bynum and Alyssa Laudato.

HOLY TRINITY BOYS SOCCER Coach James Phillips’ team finished the regular season with a spectacular 18-1 record, including wins over West Shore, Treasure Coast, Satellite and Edgewood … Evan Enders was the top scorer with 20 goals, followed by Trey Ville with 14 and Luca Campanini with 12. Overall, the Tigers had 14 different players score goals this season. George Winsten, Jake Bacon and Austin Riffe were standouts defensively … Holy Trinity was the top seed in the district tournament.

1-0 victory over St. Edward’s, advancing to the Class 1A state tournament where they opened at home against Fort Meade … Morgan’s 25 goals lead the Tigers, followed by Abby Foster with 10. Rydson had a team-high 14 assists and eight goals, while Kate Elstun had 11 assists and seven goals. VIERA BOYS SOCCER Coach Cory Collins was pleased with the way his team progressed throughout the season and said the Hawks were focused and determined heading into the district tournament … Viera had a 104-2 mark in the regular season … Tyler Wilcox was the team’s leading scorer with 11 goals,

HOLY TRINITY GIRLS SOCCER Emily Morgan scored on an assist by Summer Rydson and goalkeeper Lily Goodlive made five saves as the Tigers won the district title with a

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VIERA GIRLS SOCCER District runner up Viera was set to open the Class 4A regional quarterfinals on the road against Lake Nona. A win would set up a rematch with Melbourne. Viera had some of the top scorers in the county with Hope Leonard notching 14 goals and 13 assists through 16 games. She was followed by teammate Kaley Verpaele with 12 goals and seven assists. Mariah Lewis had seven goals and 10 assists while Jordan Walsh had eight goals.

VIERA WRESTLING The rebuilding Hawks were set to defend their Cape Coast Conference championship Jan. 24 and 25 at Palm Bay, followed by the district and regional tournaments with the hope of getting some wrestlers to the state meet … Viera was 15-21 overall as a team midway through January with a few wrestlers having standout seasons. Junior Chase Vollenweider (113 pounds) had a record of 32-8 while another junior, Jeremy Meehan (145 pounds) was 2512. Sophomore 106-pounder Darius Darr was 12-4.

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Manatee Elementary gets green light from national DOE By Linda Wiggins

students and families fit and nourished, enhance education delivery and prepare students to enter the future workforce. The Florida DOE said Manatee obtained the highest score out of all submissions received. Some of the activities highlighted in the application are Manatee’s after-school Zumba dance class for teachers and staff, the Family Wellness Fair, Walk to School, and Morning

Manantee Elementary School was nominated this month as one of four or fewer schools in the state to earn the Green Ribbon Schools award from the US Department of Education, and the only school in Brevard. The bragging rights are based on the school’s many initiatives that keep the environment and its

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Manatee students, parents and staff members built a butterfly garden this past year, one of the many environmental events in the past year that helped the school earn a USDOE Green Ribbon Schools award.

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Viera Charter School held its first concert in December under the direction of music teacher Michael Law, center, with full set design coordinated by art teacher Camilo Restrepo. By Linda Wiggins

Viera Charter School has the markings of success its first semester, though not without challenge. The first school principal, Dr. Robert Spellman, stepped down just a few months into the school’s first year. Replacing him was Dr. Julie Cady, a former Quest Elementary School teacher serving in her first administrative leadership post as VCS assistant Dr. Julie Cady replaced Dr. Robert principal Spellman as principal during the school’s inaugural semester. “I certainly thought that I would be an assistant principal Leadership from the University for a little bit longer; however, I have actually been preparing for of Central Florida in March; her master’s degree in education this position for over a decade,” with a focus on Instructional Cady said. Technology and Media. For the last 16 years, Cady “I feel truly blessed to have served as a teacher-leader in the been given this opportunity to Brevard County School District, make a positive difference in with experience including so many students’ lives,” Cady stints as media specialist, said. “I am absolutely thrilled gifted teacher, technology to work with such outstanding specialist, elementary specialist teachers and staff who are deeply and administrator. She earned dedicated to this profession.” her doctorate in Educational

The school, which specializes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), has a high percentage of parents who invest time, talent and treasure in the school. The inaugural Family Fun Weekend in December featured a golf tournament, raising $25,000 to enhance the STEM program. STEM programming is seen as the future in preparing Americans to compete in the high-tech industry, which is increasingly the engine of economic growth. The school offers free tutoring in math, reading, writing and science. Other accomplishments include the Fine Arts program’s first concert, also in December, complete with full set design. Staff includes art teacher Camilo Restrepo and music teacher Michael Law. “I feel we have one of the best Fine Arts programs in this area, led by the best staff,” Cady said. The sports program already includes soccer, flag football,

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Couponing expert, technical sergeant will share his secrets By Katie Parsons

Lenon Harvey doesn’t clip coupons just to save money. The Viera dad of four and Air Force technical sergeant at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base said he started using coupons out of necessity but that it has turned into a sport. “It’s like a game to me,” Harvey said. “How do I get to zero?” Harvey will teach a course on couponing strategy and etiquette at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Viera Regional Park Community Center. He plans to share his fiveplus years of experience couponing and give tips for the best ways to save money at specific stores. The price? Harvey’s favorite: free. Harvey’s journey in couponing started just a few years ago. When he and his wife Amanda Harvey adopted two-year-old twins, their household income took a hit. She left her job as a nurse and there were instantly two more people to feed and clothe. As a child, Lenon Harvey had seen his mother

collecting and using coupons, so he decided he would give it a try, too. “When I first started, it saved us about $100 per month,” he said. “Now it is much more, depending what items I buy that month.” In an average week, Harvey buys 10 to 15 local newspapers just to clip coupons. He also visits websites like and to match up manufacturer and store coupons with what will be on sale. He has a system that includes file folders, envelopes and plastic index card boxes. For all his savings, he says he only spends about an hour and a half each week finding and organizing his coupons. “I usually go through the newspapers while I’m watching TV,” he said. “Sometimes I recruit my kids to help me find the ones I’m looking for.” Harvey has a knack for finding “money makers” — a term in the couponing community that means deals that will actually help the user earn some money in

the form of store rewards or cash back. A few months ago, he took advantage of store sales, manufacturer coupons and store loyalty dollars to purchase about 1,000 cans of shaving cream and related items. He says he spent about $25 in taxes but made $150 in store dollars. Unlike the coupon item hoarders made popular on television series like TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,” when Harvey has more of an item than he could possibly eat or use, he donates the extra. One of his favorite causes is Operation Stand Down, a nonprofit organization that provides social services to veterans. “We have a small cabinet where I put some of my overflow items, but you won’t find things in boxes under our kids’ beds or shoved under our couches,” he said. The couponing class will be the first time Harvey has shared his couponing tactics on the record, though those around him have been benefiting for years. “I often show up at work with extra items and just let everyone take whatever they

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Friends of the Suntree/Viera Library Monthly Meeting

7 a.m. - 6 p.m., $35.50 Trip to Carmike Cinema Viera Community Center 321-433-4891

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Atlantic Music Center 25 S. Wickham Rd. Melbourne $27/$20 321-768-2211


Sunday Brunch

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Pkwy. Viera 321-504-7776


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Card Making Class 10 a.m. – noon Suntree/Viera Public Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. 321-255-4404


Storytime for ages 2+ 10 & 11 a.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. 321-255-4404


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Feb. 5, 12, & 19 10 a.m. to noon Come & learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement. Suntree/Viera Library 321-255-4404



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The Art of Couponing

7 - 9 p.m., Free Taught by Airman Lenon Harvey Viera Community Center RSVP 321-433-4891

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Art Show Opening 6 - 9 p.m. Pizza Gallery & Grill The Avenue Viera


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Melbourne Municipal Band “Night at the Movies” Concert

7:30 pm, Free Melbourne Auditorium 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. 321-724-0555


Melbourne Municipal Band “Night at the Movies” Concert

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Boomer Guide Release Free zoo admission for 55+ Brevard Zoo 8225 N. Wickham Rd.,Viera 321-242-1235 No registration required

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Taste of Greece Festival 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. $2 person, $3 parking, 12 + under free St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 5965 N. Wickham Rd. 321-254-1045

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Meerkat Manor: Movie Screening & Cookie Time 10:30 a.m. $3 donation to Brevard Zoo Meekat Habitat Premiere Theater Oaks 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd.

American Girl Book Club 1 - 3 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404


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Dvorak’s “Rusalka” 12:55 p.m., $24 Carmike Cinemas 2241 Towne Centre Ave. 321-775-1210

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7 p.m. Viera Hospital, Conf. Room 1 8731 N. Wickham Rd., Viera 321-610-8621

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Suntree/Viera Public Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. 321-255-4404

Viera/Suntree Toastmasters Young Authors Group

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Michael Lewin in Concert Sandals & Beaches Night – 7:30 p.m. Travel Presentation

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Brevard’s Got Music Talent competition brings out the best at Henegar By Jeff Navin

Ellie Richter, Tomas Lopez and Andrew Leonard are among 11 musicians who hope to make an impression at the fifth annual Brevard’s Got Music Talent competition. A good showing could boost them to future stardom. The show will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Henegar Center in downtown Melbourne. Tickets are $22 and available at the Henegar Center or online at The competition will be sponsored by the non-profit Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Inc. “We seek out experienced and talented kids who need assistance,’’ said Marshall Frank, the president of the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Inc. “This could help them find venues to perform or give them financial assistance as needed.’’ Richter, a 13-year-old resident of Viera, is a concert pianist. Lopez is a 15-yearold violinist, and Leonard is a 13-year-old concert pianist. Both reside just south of Suntree. The 11 students, who range in age from 13 to 18, are comprised of three pianists, four vocalists, three violinists, one violist and one flutist. A first-place prize of $1,000 will be given. Second place is worth $500, the third-place contestant will earn $250 and $125 will be awarded to the fourth-place musician. “We have two kinds of shows,’’ Frank said. “One is annual and one is monthly. We had a gazillion kids audition for the annual show. They could be between 10 and 19. We were able to whittle it down to the final 12 for the competition at the Henegar.’’ Dr. Robert Lamb, Richard

Sabino and Amy Jevitt will be the three judges. Lamb is the music director at Eastern Florida State College; Sabino, an internationally known conductor, organizes a local brass band and orchestra; and Jevitt is a violin teacher and the former concert master of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. The show will last approximately 2 1/2 hours, with an intermission where wine, cheese and other refreshments will be served. “These are grants for those who really need it,’’ Frank said. “The money could pay for new instruments, travel money for shows, special training, summer camps or voice training.’’ Other Brevard County musicians who will compete for prizes include 16-yearold Rachel Ho, who will be the lone musician to compete in two different events. She will play the violin and the viola. Aleyna Brown, 17, plays the flute; Charlotte Goodman, 18, is a contender in voice; Henry Goodman, 17, is a violinist; Daniel

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Ellie Richter, left, a 13-yearold concert pianist from Viera; Tomas Lopez, center, a 15-year-old violinist who resides just south of Suntree; and Andrew Leonard, a 13-year-old concert pianist who also lives just south of Suntree, will vie for a firstplace prize of $100 in the Brevard’s Got Music Talent competition. Grest, 15, will compete in voice; Bethany Harhis, 15, is a concert pianist; Megan Hazlett 16, will compete in voice/piano; and Adeline Morgan, 17, will compete in voice. VV


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Miracle-Ear expands with new location in Suntree

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Recently, Miracle-Ear opened a new hearing center in Suntree at 7640 Wickham

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Jodi Foster stands between Heather Dobay and Megan Simmons at the new Miracle-Ear location in Suntree on Jan. 16. it will happen, Foster said. Eventually, those with hearing loss begin to understand more of the sounds that they were missing before. Also, those suffering with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be helped with hearing devices. Foster pointed out that many insurance companies cover the cost of hearing aids. Often, there is also a free “trade-up”

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Trim down fat cats and round retrievers (Part 2) By Ian Birkbeck, DVM Island Animal Hospital at Viera

Last month, I explained the basic principles of weight managment and described some first steps to take in order to get your pet’s weight under control. Now, I’ll delve a little deeper into some food and lifestyle tips to help keep your pet on track. Clients often ask what kind of food I recommend. While I, like most veterinarians, have my own brand and ingredient preferences, I feel it’s the quantity of food rather than the brand that plays the biggest role in maintaining a proper weight. Remember, no matter the ingredients of a diet, if a dog eats more calories than he or she expends throughout the day, the excess will be stored as fat. I also think it’s important to note that dogs and cats don’t buy pet food — humans do. Be wary of fancy labels and gimmicks designed to attract the one with the wallet (you) rather than your pet. For example, what good is a bowl full of vibrant multicolored kibble to a

dog that is basically red-green color blind? Your veterinarian can help the weight loss process in several ways. For example, he or she can help calculate your pet’s metabolic energy requirements, MER for short, which can provide a more precise calorie goal than the guidelines on food packaging. Also, there are potential underlying medical issues (hypothyroidism in dogs, for example) that can contribute to weight problems. Your veterinarian can recommend any appropriate testing to check for such issues. It’s important to keep in mind that besides calories, pet food supplies important micronutrients

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Brevard Watercolor Society presents its 19th annual art show, the Splash of Watercolor, at the Azan Shrine Temple in Melbourne. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16 and is open to the public free of charge. Also, free parking will be available at the family-friendly event and guests may purchase heart-healthy lunch items on site. Artist Lolly Walton said, “Hard to believe it’s been 19 years for this event, but our members rise to the occasion each year to show just how beautiful watercolor can be.” Attendees may purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork from the largest display of original watercolor paintings in Brevard. This “Le Sweet Art a Fair” offers painting demos, an active and always-exciting paint-a-round, a browse box room that offers prints, giclees and originals, purchase tickets for drawings and a silent auction. Pieces will be framed and available for purchase. The Society encourages, supports and educates its 200 members and the public to the importance and beauty of watercolor in the art world. Men and women of the Society will offer this water-soluble media on paper in approximately 100 works. Azan Shrine Temple is located at 1591 W Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne. For more information, visit or call 321-253-1941. VV

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The Lambda Chapter of the American Gourd Society presents its Gourds Go Hawaiian show Feb. 21 through 23 at the Azan Shrine Center in Eau Gallie. The show always travels to the show chairperson’s home area and this is its third year in Melbourne. The Florida Gourd Society calls its chapters “gourd patches.” “We are lucky to have one of those patches here in Melbourne,” said Therese Ferguson local patch chair. “We meet once a month at the Eau Gallie Library for a demo and often a workshop taught by one of our members,” This year’s show expects to attract more than 2,000 guests. According to Ferguson, the craft suppliers and gourd vendors come from

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Lockheed Martin Orion deputy program manager Larry Price will be the guest speaker for the National Space Club (NSC) meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11. His presentation is entitled “Orion and Countdown to Exploration Flight Test-1.” The luncheon event begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be held at the Radisson at the Port, Cape Canaveral. With more than 35 years of aerospace engineering experience, Price is responsible for the development of the Orion Vehicle in his role as deputy program director for NASA’s Crew Exploration Vehicle. The Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle is scheduled for launch Sept. 18. The Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will reach an altitude of 3,600 miles before re-entering the atmosphere to demonstrate the capsule’s heat shield. Prior to his current position, Price held several key Lockheed Martin management positions, including Space Transportation Strategic development director, NASA Orbital Space Plane Program capture director, Alternate Access to Space Station director, Crew Return Vehicle project director, Small Launch Vehicles director and Titan II Space Launch Vehicle director. Price earned a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Program Management Course (PMC) from Defense Systems Management College, Virginia. For reservations for the luncheon meeting, contact LaDonna Neterer at 321-383-6135 or email LaDonna.J.Neterer@boeing. com. For more information on the NSC, go to VV

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Voting begins in contest to name male, female meerkats at Brevard Zoo Special to Viera Voice

It is an exciting year for Brevard Zoo as it celebrates its 20th birthday. In honor of this major milestone, the zoo is opening a new exhibit featuring meerkats on March 15. These precious, precocious and entertaining mammals represent a thoroughly different kind of resident than what is currently housed at the Zoo. Meerkats are highly social animals distinguished by their communal nature and extended family living arrangements, living in multigenerational groups with an alpha male and female. Their energetic, amusing and charismatic behaviors will be visible for all to see. As the meerkats’ new home is being constructed in the Expedition Africa section of the zoo, individuals are invited to join in the celebration and welcome this new family. The zoo is asking the public to help name the alpha male and female meerkats. Visit the Brevard Zoo Facebook fan page to see the suggested names in the comment box under the photo album of the alpha male and female. This list will be sent to PNC Bank, which is the title sponsor for the meerkat exhibit. PNC staff members will choose their top five names for the male and female. Individuals are encouraged to visit any of the 15 PNC Bank branches in Brevard County and cast a ballot for the names they like best. Voting in the branches will begin Feb. 3 and conclude March 1. On March 7, the winning names will be announced just in time for the opening of the new exhibit on March 15. VV

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