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a divine call to bring hope to broken lives through Christian literature. He started by taking his own books to the county jail, gathering more from flea markets and garage sales. His goal was to deliver 1,000 books within two years. He contacted publishers, who sent books by the pallet. The outreach has since expanded to roughly two million books and Bibles delivered to 18,047 prisons throughout the United States. Books are also sent to 35 countries through missionaries, as well as military chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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When Ray Hall, founder of the Prison Book Project, looks at the quarter-of-a-million Christian books warehoused in 4,000 square feet of space at Titusville's Miracle City Mall, he sees lives that could be changed. He wants to put the books in the hands of inmates, as he has since 1994. But when anchor store JCPenney closes its doors in February, the mall will too. Although Titusville is working toward redeveloping the site, the mall's closing threatens to leave the outreach with nowhere to store its books. “We might soon be out of business,” Hall lamented. The outreach began when Hall retired and answered


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Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences Recently, I escorted a family to the outstanding Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences. The visit to the museum, followed by a delightful lunch overlooking the Halifax Lagoon, meets my requirements for educational, inexpensive and family-friendly destinations. This museum is one of the finest and most diversified institutions found in Florida. Located on a 90-acre nature preserve, the facility houses more than 30,000 objects, including the finest collection of American art in the southeast United States. Our group started at the museum’s planetarium laser light presentation. In reclining seats, we enjoyed a show that provided us with breathtaking views of the entire night sky and its wonders. The museum’s permanent collection includes early-American art, decorative arts as well as Chinese art and artifacts. The Cuban collection is home to one of the most important collections of Cuban fine and folk art outside of Cuba. Of major interest is the Americana & Coca Cola memorabilia collection where you will find teddy bears, Indy series race cars and popular Americana. The collection also includes two mid-20th century railroad cars. The Silver Holly was converted from a passenger dome liner to a private coach equipped with a kitchen, living room and beds. The 1948 Hiawatha is a fully restored beavertail observation car, so named for the dis-

tinctive shape of the tail end of the car, Touring which resembled the the Town tail of a beaver. They were the height of John art-deco styling. Trieste Other interesting exhibits include the Giant Ground Sloth skeleton. This sloth, with a 13-foot tail, is the best-preserved and most complete fossil in North America. There is also an area called the Visible Storage where the museum displays important works from the museum’s vault in an open storage format. On display are American cut glass, porcelains, oil paintings, antique furniture, watercolors and textiles. There is also a hands–on children’s section that houses professionally designed and diversified interactive exhibits for children of all ages. The museum is located at 352 South Nova Road in Daytona Beach. Open every day but Monday, there is a modest admission charge. Call 866439-4769 or visit for details. Our group had a delightful lunch seated outdoors at Caribbean Jack’s, an inviting, modestly priced restaurant located directly on the beautiful Halifax River, at 721 Ballough Road, Daytona Beach. Call 386-523-3000. Open daily. It’s a straight drive from Brevard County north on I-95 to exit 261 DeLand/Daytona exit right onto US92/International Speedway Blvd. Head east and follow the signs to Speedway/Beaches for 4 miles then turn right onto Nova Road. SL

Joy People who have lived a long life know that joy in life helps to extend it. A popular Biblical phrase is “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Men and women of goodwill experience pleasure, delight, gaiety and well being from a life well lived. It’s joy! During the Christmas season, people send cards with the greeting “Joy to the World.” Christians celebrate the birth of the Christ child over 2,000 years ago and sing at their service another greeting “Rejoice!” Regardless of beliefs, the emotions of the season begin with the giving of thanks in November, sharing good fortune with good tidings and gifts in December, and expressing happiness and good fortune in the new year. At age 108, the oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Antoni Dobrowolski died in his native Poland on Oct. 22, 2012. He had a purposedriven life. He was a teacher who loved to teach. He defied the Nazi occupiers and continued to give lessons. He described the prison camp as “worse than Dante’s hell,” yet he shared his knowledge and joy of learning with his students. We have all had “jump for joy” moments. We have seen people in love express the gladness and feelings of

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Challenges celebrity who of Living to scores, wins a game, and takes a Age 100

championship knows the joy of that experience and Ed jumps. Baranowski People who live a long life know the joy of falling in love, getting married, holding a newborn child, celebrating family events and adventures. They delight in special accomplishments, awards and recognition. They experience success and the rebound from failure. They relive earlier joys of life with the birth of grandchildren and the various celebrations of an expanded family. A 92-year-old man, who had recently lost his wife of 70 years and then became blind, was being led to his room in a nursing home. The nurse was kind and sympathetic as they walked down the hall. He said, “I appreciate what works and give joy rather than complain about what does not work.” The opportunity to complete tasks on the “bucket list” adds to the joy in the twilight years. Travel, learning new things, expanding friendships, renewing old friendships, reunions and far-out experiences all add joy to life. Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at SL

Stunning, sparkling, starry sky Planning a capital project

saw other formations I’m not an early bird My Point that didn’t cause and rarely see an early morning sky although on contract. Be sure the Associations of all types of View names to pop into my mind. There were so occasion when traveling attorney understands the will occasionally have a Association many individual the country I will be on scope of the project and capital project. It may be a Living Lucy sparkling stars, but the road just before the what you expect to maintenance repair or By Kline also quite a few that sun peeks over the edge accomplish. The restoration or a completely Frank Kneiser, caused formations I’m of the earth. I’m not an consultant or engineer new capital project. The CMCA, sure have names we “early to bed” person so will oversee the work as concentration of this AMS, PCAM all have heard in our years of learning I have seen many a night sky that has it progresses and give column will be on planning been impressive, but what I saw for the something about regular updates to of the project and the astronomy. first time recently in mid-October is management or the board. recommended steps to carry it out. It is I walked out to the curb and picked Informing your owners is an important something so stunning I will never assumed that the financing of the project up the paper, never taking my eyes off part of the process. Let them know at least forget it. will be in place through reserve funding, of that sky and continued to view it As it happens, I had to be down at a month before the start of the project and special assessment or a loan. In addition, the Senior Fest by 8 a.m. and, in order walking back to the front door. I was the definition of “capital project” will vary remind them again as commencement glad I hadn’t put the porch light on to do that, I’d have to leave home at nears. You will want to utilize whatever from one association to another. 7 a.m. giving me time to dress, read the because I think it would have affected Once the endeavor has been identified, methods you have available, such as the sharpness of that blackness and the paper with breakfast. I arose at the manager or board may want to consider email, bulletin boards and regular mail. sparkle of the individual stars, scat6 a.m. and went out my front door to Tell your owners about the details of the a consultant or engineer, who has tered as far as the eyes could see in all experience specific to the project, to create project, including the anticipated duration get the paper. I was stunned. I have directions, mixed in with the formaseen many a dark sky at night and and how it may affect them and the and carry out the plan. Bid specifications thought I’ve seen dark black skies, but tions of the stars whose names I do not possible inconvenience. Provide contact will be drawn and dispersed to potential the blackness of this sky, more than an know. vendors. The specifications are distributed information and explain that their When I left home and drove out of hour before the sun would even think questions and comments are welcome. as a request for proposals (RFP), with a the driveway an hour later, it was still of peaking over the horizon, was the Send timely progress reports from your reasonable deadline date, assuring that all darkest blackness I’ve ever seen in my dark, no sign of the sun appearing at contractors are bidding on the same thing. consultant or engineer. Also, have all, but not that stark, sparkling Associations usually require three bids for contingency plans in place for issues that life. To add to the affect were the blackness I’d seen an hour before, nor sparkling stars, not just shining stars comparison purposes. The lowest bid does may come up during construction. Your were the stars themselves as sparkling but winking and blinking sparkling proactivity may avoid problems and not mean it is the best choice. Your and blinking as they had been previstars. provide peace of mind for your owners. consultant or engineer should investigate ously. It was something I won’t forget As I looked up at them, I could see It’s important to point out that Mr. each bidder, looking for the proper licenses and so wonderful to observe. several different formations of stars required along with adequate liability and Kneiser is not an attorney and legal Comments are always welcome, at that I’ve heard named in the past, but questions should be referred to your workers compensation insurance. The SL can’t be sure if one for instance was attorney. However, a requirement of his bidders’ references should be checked. A Community Association Manager’s license the Little Dipper or the Big Dipper. I physical inspection of previous work is is to stay abreast of the Florida Association preferred if possible. Once a contract is laws. Contact him with any questions at ready to be awarded, your association SL attorney should either review or draft the Mark your calendars. Boomer Guide EXPO — Feb. 1, 2013




Lions Club donation a vacation saver, memory maker By angela Smith


pace Coast surfer Liz Graham has no idea what she would do if she could no longer “hang ten” on the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, let alone not walk along the sandy coast. “It would be a travesty. It’s my life,” Graham said. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes the case for area residents and tourists who visit Brevard County’s beaches confined to wheelchairs that cannot glide across the sand-pocketed terrain. “I couldn’t imagine being at the edge and not being able to move forward,” Graham said standing on a boardwalk. Luckily for the beachgoers who can’t hit the sand, the Satellite Beach Lions Club has changed that dismal forecast into a favorable outlook. Last month, the 40-member group donated the seaside community’s firstever beach wheelchair. Made out of PVC piping, similar to some patio furniture, it gives chair users of all ages a new breed of transport to take back the beach. “It was a great idea,” said boomer and longtime club member Curt Black. “You don’t tend to think about handicapped people and how difficult it can be for them at certain areas if you’re not being affected by it.” Black said. But it was getting to know new member Ron Stevic and his wife, Mary,

who’s wheelchair bound, that Black and the remainder of the club knew what it was like for people who could’t feel, let alone see, the sandy coast under their feet. So after a successful car show fundraiser hosted by the club earlier in the year, the idea of purchasing a $1,000 specialized wheelchair and donating it to the city to help others in Mary’s position was in full motion. “With her being in a wheelchair, and us having a beach one, we thought that it would be a good thing for the club to purchase and give away in our own community,” Stevic said. “The club agreed.” Good thing they did. Less than a week after donating the modified beach wheeler, a couple from out of state borrowed it for the day, giving their 23-year-old daughter her first experience on the beach with her family. “I knew it would go quick and get used right a way,” Stevic said. “Because of my experience and condition, I notice those types of things,” she continued. “It’s such a shame because I constantly see people sitting and staring at the beach not being able to go down and join everyone else.” Both the club and Mary Stevic are optimistic at what they may see the next time they head to the shore. “Hopefully one day I’ll be across the

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Curt Black, Alan Boleware, Ron Stevic, Joe Houser, Heather Black and Gina Black and bottom row, Jim Fayed and Mary Stevic. Members of the Satellite Beach Lions Club pose at the local firehouse station with the beach wheelchair they donated to the city. The wheelchair is a new breed of transport for locals and tourist to take back the beach. beach and see someone borrowing it, and I’ll probably start crying because it truly means a lot to all of us,” Stevic said. For the club, it’s a donation they won’t forget. “You never know who it could help,” said Jim Fayed, club president. “It’s our

passion and it’s what we do — community service.” To reserve the chair, contact the Satellite Beach Police Department, 321-773-4445. For more information about the Satellite Beach Lions Club, visit SL

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Sweet 16 for the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival By mary Brotherton

The first Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival took place in 1997 after a group of community members were brought together by Laurilee Thompson, who wanted to show that promoting natural areas, along with birding and wildlife education, could co-exist with NASA techLaurilee Thompson nology and provide an economic impact on Brevard County. Neta Harris of The Brevard Nature Alliance reported that 200 people attended the inaugural event. “At the 2010 Festival, Gov. (Charlie) Crist issued a proclamation recognizing the festival as the largest in the state and United States and congratulating us on the festival for our growth over the years,” she said After the November 2005 Festival, organizers changed the six-day, sunrise-tosunset event to January, beginning in 2007. More than 5,000 participants attended last year, with more than 1,200 registering for specific events. The Brevard Nature Alliance, Titusville Area and Cocoa Beach Area chambers of commerce, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Indian River Audubon Society, City of Titusville,

Space Coast Office of Tourism, NASA Contractors and VISIT FLORIDA work with continuing sponsors and volunteers to provide a unique atmosphere at each annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. During the past 15 years, the festival has presented a safe, memorable and fun event that is educational and environmentally-minded. It is filled with opportunities for conservation experiences; space, nature and wildlife enjoyment and birding appreciation. The festival, which is recognized across the globe as a travel destination for premier birding opportunities and outdoor adventures, connects Brevard County’s natural resources to quality of life, excellence in environmental education, high technology and a rich cultural heritage. Festival activities include: • Environmental and wildlife programs at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. • Educational classroom presentations and workshops. • Keynote presentations by renowned academics, photographers and practitioners with field trips to sites throughout Brevard County. • Cultural heritage presentations of historically significant aspects of Florida and Brevard County with trips to cultural/historic sites and Indian middens. • Children’s activities. •

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Wetland birds are big draw to the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. Water adventures. • Silent auction. • Exhibits by artists, crafts-persons, and businesses specializing in nature and wildlife, birding and nature-based

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Next Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Front Street Civic Center in Melbourne. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 (3 Nights) Key West Tour Sponsored by Wickham Park Senior Center

$739.00 per person, call for details. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 “Funny Girl” at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach $119.00 per person (Waitlist) Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 Capone’s Dinner & Show in Kissimmee $79.00 per person (Waitlist) Thursday, March 14, 2013 “The Kids Left, The Dog Died, Now What?” Winter Park Playhouse $110.00 per person (Waitlist)



tourism. • An art competition presented by the Titusville Art League. • Social gatherings to encourage interaction with speakers, trip leaders and attendees. The Brevard Nature Alliance will present the sixth annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival during Jan. 23 through 28. For more information, visit

The Platinum Coast Chorus, Brevard’s local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a non-profit organization, has announces its 2013 Rising Star Competition. Groups that enter the competition must include a minimum of three full-time students, and may be all females, all males or mixed. There is no maximum limit on group members. Groups may choose their song, but the arrangement must be performed in “a cappella” harmony. Auditions will be held by video DVD and must be received by Jan.15. Its one song will be will be evaluated by the director and music team. The first-place prize awarded is $200, and the second prize awarded is $100. Groups will also have a chance to appear on its live show, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Eau Gallie High School. In addition, winning entrants will enjoy meeting the annual show’s special guest quartet, So Divine, a Sweet Adeline student quartet that represented the Atlantic-Gulf Region at the International Convention in Denver, Co. held in November. For a preview, go to: For more information contact: Nancy at 321-727-0921 or SL


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Funny thing is… By Sammy haddad

As the holiday season hits its crescendo and the fervor of last-minute shopping is upon us, you may be observing flashing lights, people meeting new people and hysteria all around. Of course, that’s just on the highway until the tow truck gets there. But when you get to the mall, you see something really horrifying. Wall-to-wall people, loud holiday music, stores offering 50 percent off their recently inflated 75 percent increase in price, but there is one staple of consistency you ALWAYS find in the middle of the mall. The mall Santa. I would like to offer a different perspective of Christmas which I call “From the other side of the beard.” Consider that in reality the mall Santa is just an overweight gentleman trying to earn a little extra cash for the holidays. But in reality the extra cash ends up being spent on medication to get over the holiday experience. The average December temperature in Florida is upper 70s, but this large, elderly gentleman must wear a suit designed for the North Pole, a beard that itches after 8 hours and sits in the same chair all day. Hope he doesn’t

have hemorrhoids! So what does he see? People lining up to put their kids and grandkids on his lap to do what? Scream? Vomit? Pull his beard? Poke him to see if his belly really is jelly? And what’s that little wet spot on his leg after Junior leaves? About one out of every 10 kids actually tells him what they want for Christmas. I wonder if they have to wear protection in case the kids punch him where the sun don’t shine. Do you have to be a veteran with combat experience to even be considered for the job. I’m sure being Santa has some advantages. After all, for eight hours a day you have one or two nice looking young elves at your beck and call. But then again, that photographer is making you fake a smile for the 200th time today. So I ask you to have some empathy for Santa when you visit the mall this year. He’s got a tough job and I’m betting that’s not eggnog in his holiday cup. Happy holidays everyone. Keep smiling. —Dr. Samta SL


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The Greater Palm Bay Senior Center held its second annual Seniors Got Talent and Ice Cream Social on Nov. 11 at the center on Culver Drive. Ticket sales help pay expenses at the senior center and provide an afternoon of entertainment and socialization. In addition to support from sponsors such as Senior Life and WellCare, chairperson Sylvia Fels said the event wouldn’t be possible, without the help from the volunteer judges, the setup crew and committee members as well as the performers and attendees. Winners were chosen from nearly two dozen contestants. Performances included instrumental solos, storytelling, puppetry, dancing and singing performed with and without accompaniment. The judges were Joan Sottelmoyer from WellCare, J. Michael Maier from Fountainhead Memorial Park and Hedi Headley, who is the pageant director of the Ms. Senior Florida Pageant. Sharon Andrews and Fran Stevens took the first-place trophy for their comedy rendition of “My Favorite Things.” Second place was awarded to puppeteer

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Steve Lippia’s brothers and sisters weren’t surprised when he finally pursued his passion 13 years ago and became a professional singer. His mother sang professionally during his youth, yet it was a casual exchange between him and his father that put Lippia on the path to some of the most prestigious performance venues in the country. “I sent a tape of mine that I’d had recorded at a jazz club to my dad,” Lippia said. He was surprised and liked it. It was the first time he’d heard me singing with a big band. He sent it to Bucky, a


high school buddy of his who was with the William Morris talent agency. “Bucky liked it and passed it along to others who helped me get my start. In the music (business), you need multiple breaks. You need someone in your corner, someone to constantly fight to get you in front of crowds,” Lippia said. The man known as a singer’s singer has had his name before more soldout crowds than he can count. The sought-after performer for galas, fundraisers and special events for celebrated names such as Aaron Spelling, Donald Trump and Michael Dell said he prefers performing at venues where people come specifically to hear


the music. “When people pay to see you, they are more attentive. When at a gala, they are there in spite of the music. They are there for the event and you run the risk of becoming wallpaper.” He said he likes to connect with his audience, to make a personal connection. “It’s a brain thing. I like to connect emotionally and psychologically, to make eye contact when I can.” Lippia, well known for his Simply Sinatra show, said, “Nobody writes clever lyrics any more,” though he admits to liking the poetry in Billy Joel’s Piano Man. “When I wore a younger man’s clothes,” Lippia said, “Now, that’s just good music. Look at some of the great Broadway stuff that was created in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s — you know, Cole Porter and the Gershwins


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When boomer Jim Rufino shows off his rare, bright yellow 1972 Pontiac GTO, he tells people that the best feature is in the back window. “Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another,” is printed on the rear window, the motto of Vietnam Veterans of America, of which Rufino is a leader with the Brevard chapter. Many boomers who served there are turning 65 this month. Nicknamed the banana-mobile, the GTO was minted just as the greatest pressure was mounted by U.S. citizens that the country pull out. It was a conflict joined in 1950 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in many ways dating back as far as 1941. President Richard Nixon became the fifth president to commit funds and troops, which had ramped up under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Though Nixon quickly began bringing home troops after their number hit a high watermark of 539,000 just months later he took office, he was the biggest target. He resigned in late 1974, the Senior life Linda Wiggins last U.S. soldier leaving early the following year. Jim Rufino takes his 1972 GTO on the road for a cause: that returning veterans may be welcomed home and The leaders of the anti-war movement, nicknamed appreciated for their service and sacrifice. hippies, also turn 65 this year. “When we returned from Vietnam, we were openly physically and emotionally in battle. Kathleen, his wife U.S. Vietnam veterans continue to suffer from disspit on and called baby killers,” Rufino said. “Worse of 29 years, has been his constant companion and proabling PTSD in the largest number in of any U.S. conthan that, our own fellow veterans from previous contective harbor against the terrors that still resurface. flict, despite the fact that their wounds and casualties flicts renounced us due to the fact that it became such “She’s put up with a lot. Of course, I’m worth it,” he are generally not among the most severe. an unpopular war, through no fault of the soldiers who said, rolling his eyes and smirking. If Kathleen is his “The soldiers on the opposing side of the Vietnam risked their lives to protect our nation from perceived healing balm, humor is his sword and shield. With each war, who received heroes’ welcomes from their citizens threat.” event he drives or walks in, with each wave of applause and nurture to their wounds, suffered from practically Rufino’s harsh statement is a reminder that returning and good will that washes over him, Jim Rufino is fizero rate of PTSD,” Fairchild added. home from war was not the appreciative welcome it has nally getting his welcome home. SL Rufino, himself, still struggles with trauma sustained become since civilians were attacked in mass on Sept. 11, 2001. Rufino and his car are fixtures at 9/11 memorial events, veterans appreciation days and everything military in between. It enables him to share the message of how important it is to show gratitude to those who serve and minister to wounds brought back on behalf of those who remain safely stateside. According to veteran and Viera psychologist Dr. Scott Fairchild, the degree to which our warriors wounds heal is largely up to us. Varicose Veins – Dec. 14, 12-1pm “Some wounds don’t end with the war,” Visit our website for more information said Fairchild, a retired military officer who recovered from post-traumatic stress disorRSVP 321-775-1319 * Lunch Provided & Limited Seating der (PTSD) after a tandem parachute jump gone awry nearly took his life. “The severity and extent to which veterans suffer with PTSD is a direct response to our culture’s willingness to welcome home © Copyright Millinneum Medical Management, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information please call 321-775- 1319. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON and care for its warriors.” RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICES, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND W ITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDIN TO THE ADVERTISMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCE D FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.


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The Purple Balloon Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awareness Initiative hosted by the Brevard Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation was launched Nov. 9 at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront. The purple-themed event featured a silent auction of rare art and rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;roll and sports memorabilia, with heavy hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, raffle prizes and a balloon launch to celebrate the inaugural event. Brevard Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation officials hope the purple theme will

do for Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease what pink has done for breast cancer research, treatment and awareness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The color purple is already for Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and November is Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awareness Month,â&#x20AC;? said Richard Rossell, spokesman for the Brevard Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we thought up the purple balloon locally, and we hope it takes off nationally.â&#x20AC;? For more information on the nonprofitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network of services or to make a donation, call 321-253-4430. SL


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In the background, David Jackson, a volunteer with the Prison Book Project, shows some of the books that will soon have to be moved from Titusville’s Miracle City Mall to a new location, if the project is to continue its work.

But with a deadline looming, Hall is turning to the community. “We need an individual or business to donate massive warehousing space or rent it at a reasonable cost,” he said. He cited several vacant facilities in North Brevard, suggesting they might be suitable. The outreach is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, with donations tax deductable. “We have no paid staff and work is done by volunteers. Most of our funds are invested in shipping books to the prisons,” Hall said. He spoke of the 6,000 letters received annually from prisoners whose lives the books have helped turn around. They include one from a prisoner in Utah.

“I felt the unbelievable love of God when the guard handed me the Bible and books you sent.” “Help me! I need something to read,” a prisoner from South Carolina wrote. “It would be a shame if we had to stop,” Hall said. David Jackson has been a volunteer with the organization for eight years. He encouraged others to donate their time. Help is still needed with shipping books or when moving day comes. Those wanting to volunteer or provide warehousing may email Hall or Jackson at touchinglives@ or call, 321 269-4100. Visit:


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Former Harris Corporation chief financial officer Bryan Roub and medical educator and retired U.S. naval commander Dr. Donald Hagen are the two newest members of Health First’s board of trustees. Roub and his wife, Judy, are wellknown for their volunteer and philanthropic efforts. “I accepted a position on the board because I believe my professional background fits a need on the board,” Roub said. “I most look forward to working with the members of the board, as it is an impressive group of folks, and also to greatly increase my knowledge of healthcare.” Roub served as senior vice president and CFO of Harris Corporation until his retirement in 2006. The Roubs are strong supporters of the United Way of Brevard, as well as many local organizations such as Brevard Zoo and the Women’s Center, where Bryan Roub is a member of the board. The couple began volunteering in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Joining Roub on the Health First board is Dr. Donald Hagen, who served as commander of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from 1989 to 1991, and as surgeon general of the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1995. Hagen’s honors include the Navy’s Bronze Star Award, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Surgeon General’s Medallion, United States Public Health Service and the American Hospital Association Federal

Healthcare Award for excellence. “After a lifetime of professional service in the field of health care, I retired in 2005,” Hagen said. “When members of the board approached me, I realized how much I missed the world of medicine.” “I realized how important it was for me that I return to health care and that perhaps I could make a contribution to the improvement of health care in this community, ” Hagen said. “My wife and I have always been strong participants in volunteer work and community service. I am looking forward to new challenges and excited that Health First is willing to give me the opportunity to contribute.” In addition to the new faces on the Health First board, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center will get new leadership. Sean J. Gregory was chosen as the new Holmes Regional president, relocating from hospital Sean J. management Gregory leadership in Denver, Colo. He will oversee growth and planning, capital improvement and physician relations. Many new faces will join Health First with the acquisition of Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (MIMA). The move will allow Health First to blend its existing multi-specialty physician group with MIMA to form a new entity, the Health First Medical Group. For more information on any of the changes, call 321-434-4333. SL

Cape Canaveral Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) December CALENDAR Thursday, Dec. 1 — 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Sunday, Dec. 9 – 5 to 9 p.m., Christmas Dinner Dance, IRCC Colony Hall, 1936 Freedom Dr.,Viera, $32, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Thursday, Dec. 13 – 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Thursday, Dec. 20 – 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting IRCC Colony Hall, 1936 Freedom Dr., Viera, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934 Thursday, Dec. 27 – 8 to 9 a.m., Military Officers Assocication meeting Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB, Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934




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Army Col. Terry Yon flies high about warbirds By maria Sonnenberg

One day nine years ago, retired Army Col. Terry Yon strolled into the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville. Yon intended to spend a pleasant day checking out the vintage aircraft. As it turned out, he never really left. The attraction of those old symbols of flying courage was so much that Yon signed up as a tour guide. A subsequent opening on the museum’s board of directors eventually led to his appointment as volunteer public relations officer. He now clocks in at least 40 hours a week on the job, even more as the museum gears up for its March air show. His duties include handling all marketing for the museum, operating the 50 plus member tour guide program and writing grants. Yon intended to play golf seven days a week after retiring, but museum duties have ruled out that goal. Yon doesn’t mind the sacrifice. “These planes have such rich history,” he said. “There’s a story behind every one of them.” Like a proud father, he loves all of the warbirds, although he does have a couple of favorites.

The museum’s Huey helicopter, the icon of the Vietnam War, holds a special place in the heart of this Vietnam vet. So, too, does the B-25 Mitchell bomber made famous by Doolittle’s Raiders. Yon, like everyone else who meets the grand old lady, also admires the Tico Belle, the grande dame who flew in the invasion of Normandy. Yon inherited his love of airplanes from his Air Force father. Initially, it didn’t seem that he would get to fly, for in 1967, when Yon was at the University of Tennessee, the draft letter arrived to tell the Knoxville native that he had been assigned into the infantry. “I quickly learned that I was going to be in Vietnam. I didn’t want to be in infantry, and I was lucky enough to be admitted into officer candidate school,” he said. Yon eventually got his wings and flew off as a pilot to support ground operations and fly reconnaissance. “By the end, I started feeling like I was part of the plane,” he said. He arrived in Vietnam a lieutenant and returned a captain, but it was a high price to pay.

“We lost many friends there,” he said. “We’ve learned not to blame the soldiers for our politicians’ decisions, but that wasn’t the case back then.” The most unusual aspect of Yon’s Vietnam career is that it wasn’t until after he had left Southeast Asia that he actually began flying helicopters. Before he retired upon reaching the three-decade milestone with the Army, Yon was stationed in Washington, North Carolina and Hawaii. His parents had moved to Brevard, so Yon was very familiar with the area. Thus selecting the spot in which to begin his second career was easy. His goal these days is to help take the Warbird Museum to the next level. The museum was recently certified by the United States Air Force Museum, which will allow its collection to grow with warbirds on permanent loan from the government. “This is a world-class destination,” said Yon, and he is spending considerable time having the rest of the world realize it. SL

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New hope nears horizon for homeless families By CHiffone Sandberg

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Sam and Suzan Wilson from Charleston, SC, recently visited the town of Christmas with their children. Christmas, about 10 miles west of Titusville offers a historical fort and museum, and a post office that is decorated year round. By linda S. HumpHrey

Christmas is just days away and 10 miles west of Titusville. The little town of a few thousand residents, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, is the destination for tens of thousands of visitors, anxious to get their holiday mail postmarked from the town that is decorated year round and where Santa has his own personal mailbox where children may send their wish-lists. What you won’t generally find in Christmas is traffic—or a traffic light. Sam and Suzan Wilson, visited Christmas recently from Charleston, SC, and made time for their son, Samuel, to mail his and his sister’s red envelopes containing the items they would love to see under their tree. “I would like some binoculars,” said Samuel, taking a moment to hug the wooden Rudolph next to the mailbox. The family enjoyed Fort Christmas, built December 25-27, 1837 by U.S. soldiers to help settlers battle the Seminole Indians. The current buildings at the fort were reconstructed in the mid 1970s as a Bicentennial project. There is a museum and a schoolhouse and several replicas of homes from that era. The park is open daily. Staff provides guided tours. Admission is free. “We’ve also enjoyed the picnic area,”

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Dec. 12 and 13 • 7:30 p.m. Free ‘Home for the Holidays’ Concert The Melbourne Municipal Band’s annual holiday concert. The Oh Golly! Dixieland Band will present pre-show entertainment at 6:30 p.m., and it’s rumored that the jolly old fellow in the red suit will make an appearance. The evenings also will serve as a collection point for two local charitable organizations – 4 The Kids of Brevard and the South Brevard Sharing Center. Concert attendees are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item. There is no charge for the concerts


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Samuel Wilson of Charleston, S.C., recently dropped his wish list into Santa’s mailbox at the Christmas post office. said Suzan Wilson. “Samuel loves the playground and the Indian museum.” Visitors may want to stop by Country Craft n’ Christmas, a shop filled with unique, handmade and specialty items. Florida Cracker BBQ lays claim to the only restaurant in town and for those looking for Christmas “spirits,” Pat’s Place is the local pub. Christmas is located on Hwy. 50, 10 miles west of Titusville, about an hour from anywhere in Brevard. SL

and tickets are not required. 321-724-0555 Friday, Dec. 14 • 7 p.m. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Sing Along with Handel’s Messiah Calling all singers and people who love to listen St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 5655 Stadium Parkway Viera FREE — donations accepted 855-252-7276 Saturday, Dec. 15 • 5 - 7 p.m. Free Holiday Concert


You are a single mother of three children. You have worked hard to provide for your family. Let’s even consider you are a family of four: mom, dad, and little Sally and Joey. You have done fine up to this point to provide shelter and food for your family. You come in to work one day to find out you have been laid off. Your mind races, “What am I going to tell my wife and kids? The electric bill is due next week!” The biggest lump forms in your throat. “My mortgage is due!” Or maybe it is rent. You go home and tell your family the horrible news. They are supportive and tell you not to worry. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, you have completely run through your savings and now are broke and have no way to pay your mortgage or rent. You are left with no option but to leave the home you have spent your life building. Not a pretty picture at all, is it? Well, there are hundreds of families facing this very real situation right here in Brevard County. What options are available to them?: not many. Most homeless shelters will split the families up, putting boys of a certain age and fathers in one shelter and moms and girls in another. It is not enough that this family has already lost their home, now they have to endure being apart at such a traumatic time in their lives. There is some good news. Family Promise of Brevard is an organization that exists to help families just like this one stay together and find lasting independence once again. You see, the homeless picture is not the same as it once was. It is no longer the little man you see sitting on the side of the road. It is families, families like yours and mine fighting to stay together while trying to find new employment and housing. Family Promise is striving to make that dream a reality for homeless families. Through the combined efforts of community and businesses pulling together, we can put an end to the homeless problem here in Brevard County. We have had several successful

“Sounds of the Season” – A Holiday Musical Celebration Features a trio of musical styles from Rockledge’s local talents: (Barbershop quartet, Indian River Fruit Pickers of America, Inc.; singer/actress, Natalie McKnight; headliner, saxophonist Eirinn Abu) old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 56 Barton Ave., Rockledge. Admission is free, but a non-perishable food item is requested to benefit the Cocoa-Rockledge holiday food drive. 321-305-4975 Sunday, Dec. 16 • 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church Cocoa Christmas Cantata: Song of Emmanuel

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Bob Cornetti and Richard “Lovi” Lovisone play in the golf tournament to benefit Family Promise of Brevard last month. fundraisers with local businesses already and are getting ever closer to the grand opening of our Day Center, where the families will receive the help they so desperately need. This Day Center will provide job hunting assistance, house hunting, and assistance in forming and sticking to a budget. The families will be shuttled from temporary shelters provided by local churches to and from the Day Center and children will be taken to school by Family Promise. Businesses that have already helped out are Uno Chicago Grill, Truscello’s Pizza, Pizza Gallery and Grill in The Avenue Viera. We recently had our inaugural Golf Scramble at Indian River Colony Club in Viera, where we raised more than $6,000. Many other businesses in the area helped with sponsorships for the tournament as well. If you share a desire to help families retain their dignity and help them regain their independence, contact our organization’s president, Dick “Lovi” Lovisone, by email at Together, we can help the helpless and give hope to the hopeless. Sandberg is a volunteer for Family Promise of Brevard. SL

A musical retelling of the first Christmas First United Methodist Church Cocoa 825 Forrest Avenue Cocoa FREE 321-636-4811 Sunday, Dec. 16 • 2 p.m. Space Coast Swing Ensemble A Cool Yule Old and new holiday jazz classics. Cocoa Village Playhouse 300 Brevard Avenue., Cocoa Tickets start at $18 321-636-5050


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Grandparents face the white (bearded) lie of Christmas with truth The season of Christmas gives the Jahns the chance to teach about the birth of Jesus to willing ears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely teach that the focus is on giving rather than receiving, and how good it feels to give someone something special that will really be a blessing to that person, whatever it might be,â&#x20AC;? David Jahn said. Perhaps that something might be low in cost and high in sentiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we were young parents and did not have much money, we made audio recordings to send to the grandparents and other family members we could not be close to physically at the holidays,â&#x20AC;? Lori Jahn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also have the tradition that all children love, and that is making cookies, and in particular, one really nice special one that they create and decorate just for themselves. We always intend on giving extra cookies as sweet, inexpensive gifts,â&#x20AC;? she continued, with Grandpa finishing the sentence, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we always seemed to eat them all ourselves.â&#x20AC;? SL

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The strangest holiday gift i ever received was 33 personal hygienic boxes i received for a women's center one time. —Beverly Mac rae

The strangest would be a pair of skis for which i had no use—this was up north, but i didn’t ski…i was on the hockey team and we were not allowed to ski. —robert layton

i’m 95 and can’t hardly remember back that far, but one year my husband bought me a car, then took the keys and the car and took off to florida on a golf trip. —Helene abare

The strangest holiday gift that i received was a new kitchen floor. i truly was surprised. —Carol Briggs

The strangest holiday gift i received was a fruit cake for Christmas that i gave away as a present the year before. —Bob Sweeney

i’m usually on the other end, giving and baking for others—it’s more fun that way. But one time i did get two little glasses with hats and with candy inside and when the grandkids came to visit, i could always tell if they took some, because the hats were not on straight. —geraldine dalheim Carroll

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