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The Pineda Causeway extension opened. The planning stage began more than 20 years ago, and �inally the Pineda Causeway connects from A1A to I-95. Patrick Air Force Base, Patrick Shores and Satellite Beach, along with all of the communities adjacent to Pineda, now have direct access to I-95. This also promises to relieve Wickham Road of much of its traf�ic congestion. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was attended by many Brevard County luminaries who worked for this goal. “Yes, I acknowledge that this project has taken a long time to complete. When I became commissioner in 2006, this became my number one priority, and it is with great joy that I cut the ribbon today,” declared District 4 Brevard County Commissioner Mary Bolin. Regarding the complexity of the undertaking, she further stated, “With persistence and determination agencies can work together, for the betterment of the community, to complete projects such as this. This is a prime example of what private agencies and government entities can accomplish when working as a

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On Monday, May 2, 2011, Brevard County Commissioner Mary Bolin cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening ceremony of the Pineda Extension connecting all the communities from A1A to I95, as Alan Hyman, FDOT Director of Operations District 5,waves her on. partnership.” To the applause of the participants, Commissioner Bolin introduced dozens of of�icials, both active and retired, from Brevard, the state, surrounding municipalities and cooperating companies who worked diligently to bring the project to realization. Donna Duda, manager

of communications for the Viera Company, recalls, “Duda has been committed to seeing the Pineda Extension come to fruition for more than 20 years. In 1990, Duda acquired lands to preserve a corridor connection between Wickham Road and I-95. In 1996, Duda entered into a donation agreement with Brevard County for

the Pineda Extension. In 2001, the �irst part of our donation was made: rightof-way containing 30 acres. In 2007, Duda entered into a tri-party agreement with Brevard County and the Florida Department of Transportation to facilitate construction of the project. After reaching the tri-party agreement, Duda donated an Continued on pg 2

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In 2007, the Creative AIn 2007, the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard (CAFOB) was created to encourage, support and promote local artists and performers. Dr. Robert E. Lamb, conductor of the Brevard Community Chorus said, “The Creative Arts Foundation does a superb job of fostering excellence among the young musicians of Brevard County. I count it a privilege to be associated with them and their noble work.” CAFOB advocates for young, poor artists by raising funds and providing venues for their performances and exhibits. The nonpro�it organization provides grants through Brevard’s Got Talent and other outlets. The 2011 winner of Brevard’s Got Talent, Sonya Belaya, competed against 10 highly talented teenage performers in the second annual show. Three of Brevard’s eminent music teachers, including Dr. Lamb judged the competition, which took place after nearly 50 auditions were held the month prior to the show. Belaya played Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in B Flat Major to take �irst place and $1,000. The young concert pianist has been studying music since before she entered school and has been involved in the newest CAFOB venture, a spinoff called Music on the Hill. Belaya had been scheduled to emcee a unique concert at Friendship Fellowship Universal Unitarian Church on U.S. 1 in Rockledge, but has been accepted to a prestigious three-week summer music workshop. Another young musician will step up to �ill that role on Sunday,

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June 26. Belaya may emcee Music on the Hill in the future. CAFOB board member, Suzanne Frank, said, “This will be the �irst of many such concerts. Music on the Hill will enable young musicians to learn the value of planning as well as practicing their particular styles. Belaya and her colleagues are responsible for selecting other entertainers for the afternoon concerts, which will take place at 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 321-2543398. VV

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Sonya Belaya, the 2011 winner of Brevard’s Got Talent and emcee of June’s Music on the Hill practices inside Universal Unitarian Church on U.S. 1 in Rockledge on Friday, May 13, 2011.

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Spyglass playground has it made in the shade – again BY GEORGE WHITE

After a brief time uncovered, two Suntree community parks have it made in the shade again. Large shade covers over playgrounds at Jack Mahon Park on Spyglass and Interlachen Park were replaced on May 10 after being refurbished by Creative Shade Solutions of Tampa. The 40-foot by 40-foot green sunshades “were originally installed in 2009 for a total cost of $52,000 which included large metal structures to hold them in place,” said Kay McKinney, community relations manager for the Suntree Master Homeowners Association. “They weren’t off very long, maybe a couple of weeks. With the shades, we always have a lot of kids on the playgrounds. If it wasn’t for the shades, they couldn’t use them as much,” she said. The cost of the shade installations, and repairs, were paid by the owners of


the 4,500 homes in Suntree, now with an estimated population of about 12,000 residents. “There was a dramatic increase in usage because of the sunshades, and, conversely, a decrease in the number of kids playing during the tent repairs,” said Suntree resident C.K. Henley. Henley regularly brings his 5-yearold granddaughter, Megan Henley, to play at Jack Mahon Park. The pair was on hand to watch workers put them back in place with areas repaired where they had been damaged due to wind and weather. VIERA VOICE George White The shades, which Replacing the refurbished sunshade over the playground at Jack Mahon are built to withstand Park in Suntree are Suntree Master Homeowners Association Director of normal winds, are atFacilities Mike Beasy, bottom left, and workers with Creative Shade tached at four corners Solutions based in Tampa.

by steel cable threaded along the edges. “Now that we have the sunshades, the utilization has sky rocketed and we have people coming from all over. In July and August, having them back on will be a godsend. It’s unbearable without it because the playground equipment just gets too hot,” he said. The playground was empty during the reinstallation of the tents, but Henley said he knows that situation will not last long once the word gets out. “The news that the sunshades are back on will get out pretty quickly in the neighborhoods. I know there’s a whole cadre of mothers out there who will be very happy,” he said. VV

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Man on a mission to send God back to school By Linda Wiggins

When Alexis Steel’s daughters Sierra and Haven graduated from a religious preschool to a public school, she lamented that they would lack the solid moral framework for their education she felt the Bible provided. That was until she discovered an after-school program called Christ on Campus held once a month at Suntree Elementary School. “I love the program because the kids enjoy fun activities and get to learn about God at school. I didn’t even think that was possible, but it is a voluntary after-school activity that has as much right to use the facilities and serve children as any other group, thank goodness,” Steel said. Christ on Campus is provided at Suntree, Quest and Ralph M. Williams elementary schools by Rev. Dr. Mark Moreno, pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Suntree, with another church serving Manatee.

“This gives students the courage to talk about God at school when they see other classmates who they know from “Christ on Campus,” Moreno said. The students are issued a dark green T-shirt with “Christ on Campus” on the front and “We Believe” inside a large cross on the back. They wear it at school the day of the

meeting. The program is offered at no charge. The group reserves the facilities as would any other after-school activities group, such as Girl Scouts, or before- and aftercare contracted services and activities. Moreno’s church and a small grant provides funding for the program as a community outreach

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Pastor Mark Moreno serves up ice cream and Bible verses at the last-day party for Christ on Campus at Suntree Elementary School, May 4, 2011.

service. Children’s families make donations. Moreno is a missionary, but rather than serving in a developing country, the local schools are his missionary fields. He lives in Viera with his wife, Raquelle, and children, Ethan, Elise and Elijah. His church offers occasional community activities such as game night where parents can drop off their children for playtime. The organization has children’s events and activities planned over the summer. “Pastor Mark has an incredible rapport with the kids,” said Rachel Villafane, whose children Elijah, and Noah, attend Christ on Campus at Suntree. “He explains Bible verses in words they can understand and 1. please take outrelate “or Insurto, and gets them asking ance Fees” underquestions.” the $29. Moreno 2. Change exp. date to also serves as a reserve chaplain for the Marines. He serves 5/31/11. two days a month at bases around the southeast, counseling reservists preparing for or returning from long deployment and coping with the strain it places on them and OFF YOUR their families. His rank is lieutenant SERVICE commander. CALL “OK, kiddos, listen up, gather round,” he says, engaging the group in a game outdoors called Ships and Sailors. It gets them moving, running and working as a team. Moreno’s next mission is to move from the storefront church into a standalone building in the coming years in West Viera, for which the church is looking for land. The church was sponsored by Faith “Viera” Lutheran Church to serve the planned area. For more information about Christ on Campus or Hope Lutheran Church, call 321-242-1610 or go to VV





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Enriching music, voice, and art classes move into summer by KATIE MILLER

Viera Varsity cheerleaders (left to right) Victoria Rains, Kelly Post, Elysia Dana, Devan Ringenberg and Shelby Dana will host the Mini Hawk Cheer Camp June 14-16.

Viera High school is hosting the Mini Hawk Cheer Camp this summer for ages 4 to 14. The camp will take place June 14-16 at the VHS gym. Cost per child is $80, with a discounted price of $70 for a second or third child. Cost includes T-shirt; snacks are provided on June 14 and 15 with pizza on June 16. For more information, contact Cheryl Draves at 321-302-0735 or VV

Loretta Fox came down to Florida from Wisconsin in 1996. Four years later, her love of music combined with her skill as an educator to create an enriching environment of music classes for the children of the local community. Fox, who holds a Ph.D. in Gifted Education from Columbia Pacific University, had a strong musical upbringing. By 4, she was playing piano and continued to sing and dance throughout college. After teaching 34-years in Wisconsin, while singing at events over the weekends with the Sweet Adeline Chorus, Fox moved to Suntree in 1996. With the help of her son-in law

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in 2000, she established a place to hold musical lessons she’d been teaching privately. The teachers at the Creative Learning, Art & Music Center started as consultants, eventually working together as a team to bring consistency to the teaching style. “These are enrichment classes, they build up skills from a foundation,” says Fox. “They are based on creation and invention.” The Creative Learning, Art & Music Center classes don’t just teach an instrument and move onto the next. It is clear that Fox’s program focuses on ingenuity. For the summer, the center will host weekly camps, each focused on a different country. Students will study the music of countries such as India, Italy, and Egypt, and be immersed in the culture including foods, dances, clothes and much more. For any more information on the summer camps or lessons at The Creative Learning, Art & Music Center, call at 321-255-0116 or visit their website at VV

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Summer kicks off, Vacation Bible School kicks in By Katie Miller

Summer is the time for children to take a break from six and seven-hour school days and to hang out with friends, especially in summer camps. Every summer, the community offers Vacation Bible Schools and summer programs affiliated with different churches and temples. These camps include interactive themes, such as the popular “PandaMania: Where God is Wild about You” and Faith “Viera” Lutheran’s “Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid,” where children can learn about Jesus’ hometown through a re-creation of Nazareth in Biblical times. In an expanding community, the Vacation Bible Schools in the area are able to provide family networking and sanctuary for children, said Keith Profit of Calvary Chapel in Viera. He described the benefits of VBS as “an outreach not only to children, but to families and getting them networked into the church community as well as Viera’s community.” VBS also provides a small opportunity for a break in the normal routines of summer and daycare programs, allowing parents to send their children to a beneficial program of interactive learning. “A lot of the ministry is for the parents, helping them with balancing children and work but also with spreading the word of God,” Profit added. Lasting a week, a few days, or all summer, VBS and other faith-based camps provide a safe and fun, interactive environment for children. Listed below are some of the VBS and summer camps offered by the parishes and temples in the area.

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Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Center Viera can get even the youngest child water safe and swimming with confidence. One shining example is swimming instructor Eric Snyder and his student, 2-yearold Rachel Gleckel of Viera. “We started last August and she’s done really well. The last place we lived, we didn’t have a pool but we have one now. It really made me nervous but she took to it right away and now she loves it. Now we feel safe having her around the pool. We were amazed because it just hap-

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Viera High Football program is celebrating by Carl Kotala

The Viera High football program is celebrating after five seniors received the chance to continue their careers at the next level. Quarterback Tyler Corns has signed with the University of Mount Union, linebacker Ryan Colby signed with Averett University, defensive back Joel Reese signed with Elmhurst College and defensive lineman Chris Cromartie signed with Webber International. Defensive back Shaun Applewhite, meanwhile, is going to Western Kentucky as a preferred walk-on. It is the biggest signing class in Viera’s football history. “For me, it just shows the growth and the potential that’s here,” Hawks coach Paul Frazier said. “We had 19 seniors (this past) year and we’ve got 19 out of 19 going to college, with five of them getting an opportunity to play football at the next level.” “It just sets that bar for the rest of the guys coming up. Now they’ve got something to strive for.” Viera’s football players join a growing list of Hawks who have signed to play college sports, including golfers Trey


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Valentine (South Florida) and Danielle Baiunco (Western Kentucky); girls basketball player K.K. Wilson (Florida Tech); softball players Alex Breeden (South Alabama) and Kaci Vassallo (Lynn) and swimmer Kaleigh McCallan (Gardner Webb). Colby said signing to play college football was a dream come true. “It means a lot to me,” he said. “Ever since I started playing football when I was 4, it’s been a goal of mine.” The same goes for Reece, who will major in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology and his eye on getting into the pre-med program. “From a young age, my parents have been pushing me to achieve in my grades and also in sports,” Reece said. “To do this is a great way to be recognized for all my hard work. It’s a blessing.” Webber International appealed to Cromartie because of the size of the school and atmosphere around the team. “I liked how the classes are going to be small, so I’ll definitely get a better education,” he said. “I (also) liked how the team seemed like it was real family-oriented.” When Corns visited Mount Union—a 10-time Division III national champion—he was impressed by head coach Larry Kehres and his staff and the fact he got to see the championship trophies. Ship: ms Eurodam “The coaches let me hold Embark Port: the rings,” Corns grinned. “I’m looking forward Disembark Port: to getting meFort a couple of those.” Lauderdale, Florida, US VV


On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Viera High School celebrates its biggest football signing class in the program’s history with L-R: Principal Mark A. Tormoen, Shaun Applewhite, Chris Cromartie, Tyler Corns, athletic director Jason Burchfield, head coach Paul Frazier, Ryan Colby and Joel Reece.

Coach pleased with Hawks’ spring performance


Viera High football coach Paul Frazier (center, gray shirt) speaks to his team just before a spring practice scrimmage on Saturday, May 14, 2011. better feel for the quarterBy Carl Kotala back competition. The Hawks certainly Among the things Viera appear to be deeper overall High football coach Paul and bigger on the offensive Frazier was hoping to line, but the quarterback accomplishEntering during this our spot is still up for grabs year’s spring practice was to 44th Year! between rising seniors improve the Hawks’ play on Alberto & Irene Kenton Herring and Andrew Enriquez and both sides of the line, imFamily Head and rising sophoprove their depth and get a mores Caleb McDaniels and Departure Dates: Cody Dentmon. Oct 10, 2011 “If it goes into fall camp, it goes into fall camp,” Frazier Lunch: said. “I’m not going to rush Tues. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. it. I’m going to make sure we make the right decision. Dinner: Tues.-Thurs. That’s a critical part of what 5-9:30 p.m., we do offensively, not just Fri.- Sat. 5-10 p.m. they last)but (in terms on (while the field, and Sun. 5-9 p.m. of) leadership. “Those four Closed Monday men, each in their own way, FA have been stepping up to TH ER’S the challenge.” • 2 Beef Taco Dinner The Hawks, who played SpecDAY with Rice & Beans ial for only their spring game May 23 at With the purchase of a beverage. Space Coast, were 4-8 last Dads Get a FREE Valid up to 4 meals. Draft beer! season— the best record in school history. Entering our • Lunch specials starting at $4.99 With 29 44th Year! ❂seniors and ex• Happy Hour: Tues. - Sun. 5 - 7 p.m. perienced returners like Alberto & Irene • 1st Mexican Restaurant Kevin Mall, Kyle Smith, Jon Enriquez & in Brevard County! Kenney, Nick Fleig, Kyle Family (321) 632-2549 Thompson, Brandon and e C 5885 S. U.S. Hwy. 1 m Joseph Sanchez, the Hawks h e o ck O C Rockledge u have some solid building t W M ENU I Our NE All major credit cards accepted blocks. That’s also the case TEM S! up front where center Zach


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                                                                                                          TO   SPECIAL   VIERA VOICE  team  to Class  5A Viera High 21-8 took the  Hawks’   season     regional �inals for    the second   year in a row. Student athletes     in every grade to the team’s success.   level contributed                                   


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Sophomore pitcher Ana Breeden came up big for the Viera Hawks this season.


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* * * ielder Lauren Freshman outf Palombi was * one of the keys to the Viera High Hawks’ 21-8 season that went to Class 5A * * regional ďŹ nals for the second year in a row.* * * * ( * * ( Senior ( ďż˝in* Harsha Torke ished a stellar track career at the 3A state championships. * ‌ Junior Kevin Mall ďż˝inished ďż˝ifth in the state in the shot put with a career-best

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COACH continued from page 12 Schwarz and guards Hunter Prussel and Chris Roberts will be back. Impressing on defense this spring were strong safety Kanisius Ferguson and linebacker Jacob Neild. Offensively, Frazier was impressed with backup receivers Jalen Jackson, Chris Allison and Shayne Solomon. “It’s been going good,� Frazier said of spring practice. “Instead of having a good day/bad day, they’re starting to understand consistency and putting (good days) together. And they’re competing. They’re pushing each other. The senior leadership has been great. I’ve been pleased.� Viera opens the 2011 regular season Sept. 2 at home vs. Eau Gallie. VV


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VELGA 2011 Invitational Golf Tournament SPECIAL TO VIERA VOICE On May 4 the VELGA 18Hole Golf League hosted its 2011 Invitational, “Golf the World at Viera East.”

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The league wishes to express thanks to its tournament sponsors: Rhonda Breault of Brevard County Realty of Linda Farrahi, Remax Elite Realty and

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Bruce and Valerie Cadle married on Oct. 12, 1975, as the sun rose over Indialantic beach. After 35 years of marriage, the two still date every week. “Too often couples drift apart because they aren’t making time for each other,” Bruce said. “By continuing to date, we keep our relationship our top priority.” The Cadles started dating 28 years ago, when Bruce asked Valerie if they could have a scheduled night together every week. With a tight budget and a child at home, the conventional dinner on the town was not an option. Instead, the couple came up with a way to spend an affordable evening together without sacri�icing any romance. On Friday nights, after their daughter was tucked in, Bruce would cook Valerie a fancy (but easy) dinner. Date night became a priority that the couple looked forward to all week long. “It has evolved. Now Bruce likes cooking,” Valerie joked. So much, in fact, that Bruce began posting on Facebook what he was cooking for each date night. After receiving great feedback, he was inspired to audition for The Next Food Network Star Youtube Challenge in July of 2010. His video demonstration of how to make a smoked salmon martini landed him a spot as a �inalist in the competition.

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Bruce Cadle, the Date Night Chef, loves cooking for his wife, Valerie Cadle. His new book, Party for Two, features delicious date night recipes. See page 14 for his how-to on Grilled Pina Colada. And though he didn’t win, he didn’t come out empty handed, either. Bruce gained 4,000 friends on Facebook and wrote a book, Party for Two, packed with fun, fancy and easy recipes so that any couple can share in the celebration of date night. Marc Murphy, a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, raves about the book in a review, saying “it’s �illed with helpful hints about dating, marriage

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9:30 a.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way 321-433-4891


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Attendance has been magical at both the story time and summer reading programs at the Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Melbourne. So much so, an additional session of Story Time for ages two and up was added at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to Youth Services Librarian Bobbie Schutte. “It’s very popular. Last week we had 61 and we’ve had as many as 90 at a time,’’ she said. She said that someone reads stories in between activities and crafts, based on a theme including holidays like Father’s Day and July 4th, or more general topics like old tales, the weather, funny stories and surprise stories. This summer’s stories will focus on Africa, Australia, Asia, South America, Mexico and Florida. The summer reading program for grade school children are held at 2 p.m. Fridays, this year under the theme “One World, Many Stories.’’ Youth Services Librarian Bonny Hibbard said, “We’re going around the world this year.’’ Highlights include: Jiggleman with audience participation, Mrs. Science with interactive experiments, puppets shows, ventriloquism,

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Suntree students make their parents proud

do something or stop doing something,” MacDonald said. “But as a teacher, from what I observe, the parent has an amazing in�luence on their children, just by showing up for them, cheering for them, watching them, seeing them. It really makes a difference in the image they shape of themselves, and it lasts their entire lives.” VV

VIERA VOICE Linda Wiggins

Kindergarten students at Suntree Elementary School performed at their first annual Arts and Health Day on May 6, 2011, with first through fourth grades performing at different times. BY LINDA WIGGINS

There is nothing quite as magical to make children bloom as sitting busy parents down to watch them perform, hear them sing and view their artwork, according to Suntree Elemtary School teacher Kay MacDonald. “Parents are their heroes. It is so great to see how proud they are to have a parent in the audience,” said MacDonald, one of three

activities teachers to host the �irst-annual Arts and Health Day at Suntree Elementary for all students in kindergarten through the fourth grade. Coach MacDonald, the school’s physical education instructor, organized an expo of information for parents on nutrition, exercise and other factors important to growing healthy children. Elements of the event – music, movement and art – address the educational needs of the whole child and introduce tougher

elements of writing and arithmetic to come later. Art teacher Heather Moore hosted an art exhibit in the art room, with students leading parents around to �ind their works and pose for photographs. Music teacher Laura Morrison taught songs and gestures to students who performed in groups of all classes in each grade, �illing the entire outside stage. Parents sat in rows of folding chairs in the commons area,

smart phones and video cameras at the ready. Students were dressed in their best clothes. Second through fourth grades performed throughout the morning and afternoon on April 29, and kindergarten and �irst grades performed on May 6. “I guess if I had to sum it up I would say that as a parent, it often feels like our kids can easily dismiss what we have to say because we are always trying to get them to


Suntree Elementary Student Whitney McLaughlin is a Gold Seal award-winning author for the personal book she wrote and illustrated in Mrs. Monica Slates’ 1st and 2nd Grade multi-age class.

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If you drive by the busy Suntree intersection of St. Andrews Boulevard, where South Pinehurst Avenue turns into Jordan Blass Drive, you’ve seen the cheerful, waving redhead that gets our children safely to and from school. Jill Engle, who has been at it for more than eight years, also trains and certifies all the crossing guards in Viera, Suntree, Satellite Beach, West Melbourne and Melbourne. She’s always on the lookout for new recruits who are personable and love children, but keep the focus on safety first. Where are you from? I am originally from the state of New Jersey. I have lived in Florida for 38 years; 28 in Brevard, 11 of them in Suntree.

What is your family life like? I am a proud parent to my one and only daughter and a grandmom to three dogs. They fulfill my urge for having a pet of my own. What keeps you going? I love to sing, dance and enjoy a

good laugh. I’m an old lady but I never grew up. Humor keeps me young.

What can be found in your refrigerator? Definitely plenty of water, but after many years of food preparation in the kitchen, there is a minimum of food. My favorite indulgence is pretzel and chocolate. What career would you choose if money were no object? If I could choose a career that did not involve making money I would choose the theater. What an incredible, magical inspiration to art. What talent would you most like to have? I need help sewing. What a major disaster I am to buttons and hemlines.

What one word would friends use to describe you? They would probably say I am caring. Caring is a very important ingredient in my life. VV

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Rockledge’s 13-year-old Isabela Rovira has been accepted to study piano at Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3 through 12. This marks the camp’s 84th season in arts education. The rising sophomore at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy High School started piano at age 4 and plays the violin. She recently auditioned for a seat in the strings section of the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra of Orlando and plans to attend a summer studies course at Duke University Talent Identi�ication Program in Durham, N.C. Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 couno tries. These 3,000 artists �ill Interlochen’s northwoods campus with an explosion of creativity. Student-artists learn from world-class instructors and produce

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Amanda Von Lunen grinned and giggled. “It tickles,” she said as she walked inside Suntree Elementary School’s new butter�ly encounter enclosure and a yellow butter�ly landed on her hand. Flowering boxes explode with color throughout the commons and walkways dividing rows of classrooms. Some of the plants are herbs, but most are �lowering plants chosen to attract butter�lies, VIERA VOICE Photo other bene�icial insects and Isabela Rovira plans to attend wildlife. a summer studies course at Students in all grade levels Duke University in Durham, have designed, built and are N.C. prior to attending Interloenjoying a variety of outdoor chen Arts Camp in Michigan. classrooms, according to �irstgrade teacher Marta Grif�ith. “Tables, benches and gardens are just a few of the exhundreds of presentations citing elements that are part each summer in dance, theof this new instructional conatre, creative writing, visual cept,” Grif�ith said. “A greenarts, music and �ilm. house, and a weather station Approximately 10 percent have been added to enrich the of the nation’s professional hands-on-learning experiencorchestral musicians have es in all subject areas.” roots at Interlochen and the The school hosted a golf alumni community has been tournament to raise $4,000 awarded 89 Grammy Awards. for the project, while the For more information visit Brevard Schools Foundation, VV Lockheed Martin and ITT Corporation provided grants, according to Mecheall

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Ariel Killick and Amanda Von Lunen marvel at a butterfly they saw hatch from an egg to become a caterpillar, and later emerge from a chrysalis, at the new butterfly enclosure at Suntree Elementary School on Friday, May 13, 2011. Giombetti, Suntree principal who said that the project is designed to bring all �ive senses together to aid in learning. Students have had the opportunity to observe nature as never before due to a child’s-eye level bird’s nest. “The nest was relocated when a future improvement area was cleared.The momma bird came back to the nest and one of two eggs hatched. She brought them hatchling lizards, which she initially chewed �irst, and later fed them whole. Soon she taught the baby bird to �ly and they were on their way. The chil-

dren chronicled the entire experience,” she said. “For most of these children, nature has never been this personal.” Giombetti said that as part of the 21st Century School Improvement Program, each grade level did a learning project that used meaningful, real-world connections to learning. “It also integrates the curriculum standards that we have to teach,” she added. “Not to mention, it makes an already beautiful campus an incredibly gorgeous and exciting place to be.” VV

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Eleven current and two past members of the Viera Lions Club took part in the May 2011 Relay for Life fundraiser at Viera High School to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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The Viera Lions Club took part in the May 2011 Relay for Life to bene�it the American Cancer Society. Their team, the Viera Lions Prancers, raised $20,344 in the past �ive years since the event has been held at Viera High School. The club also had three members participate in the Survivors’ Luncheon. The club fundraising team is lead by cancer

survivor, Lion Ann Jackson. There are 10 Lions Clubs in Brevard County, located in Viera, Rockledge, Titusville, Merritt Island, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne and two clubs in Palm Bay. The Viera Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Viera. The Club provides eye-

glasses, sight-related operations and hearing aids to those in the area unable to afford them, as well as free public screenings for diabetes, which is a leading cause of blindness. The club sponsors a Leo Club at the Viera High School. For more information, go to viera/ or call Lion Tom Bullock at 321-757-0238. VV

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VIERA VOICE George White

National Realty has moved its Suntree/Viera of�ices, and Port St. John operations, to the Suntrust building at 7025 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 100. The April 21 move from the Suntree Station shopping center should be an improvement for the 21

sales associates, according to of�ice manager and realtor Cyndi Jones. “We’re an independent broker and we sell houses everywhere, so there’s not as much walk-in business. It’s now recognized that everybody’s on the Internet,’’ she said. For more information, call 321-259-2993. VV

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Apple and GNC nutrition stores open in The Avenue BY GEORGE WHITE

Crowds were on hand May 14 for The Avenue’s grand opening of Apple computer dealer Visual Dynamics at 2251 Town Center Ave., Suite 105 in Viera. Visual Dynamics adds to its original Brevard County location at 694 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach. “It’s de�initely a more centralized location than we’ve ever been in. We still offer service, support and training. We’re able to offer a higher level of customer support than most other places,’’ said assistant manager Nick Villano. The president/owner of the facility, Jay Wooten and Ana Nesbitt, serve as general manager. Visual Dynamics offers sales, service and business solutions for Apple products including the entire line of Macintosh computers, iPads, iPods and a chance for customers to get hands-on experience. It also carries software, cases, ac-

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Ana Nesbitt, general manager, and Visual Dynamics president, Jay Wooten, cut the ribbon to officially open the new “Apple” store in The Avenue Viera, Saturday, May 14, 2011.

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Getting pedicures at Nails in the City are, from left, Nancy Antequera and Jenny Bolivar. Giving the pedicures are, from left, Tara Martinez and Nanette Lima. By George White

Nails in the City has found a home in the Park Place Professional Center, 7630 N. Wickham Rd. Opening April 30 under the direction of coowners Yeannie Andrade of Melbourne and Beni Scheuerman of New York, the 1,500 square foot facility offers a spa-like atmosphere for manicures and pedicures. “It’s a different concept because we can hold girls’ nights out, princess parties and we’re pet friendly. We also have free Wi-fi and can arrange catering for parties,’’ Andrade said. “Patrons are offered complimentary wine and can watch large screen televisions for both cable and movies,” she said. The staff is experienced and friendly and the bar-like

surroundings are nice, but it’s the cleanliness practiced by four licensed nail technicians that Andrade likes to stress. “I’m very picky with the sterilization. Every time we use the tools, we immediately put them in hospital grade liquid. Whatever can be sterilized, we sterilize,’’ she said. The business is also odorless and “green” in that it uses eco-friendly products, according to Andrade. For more information about Nails in the City, call 321-610-7049 or visit Audibel hearing aids under Hearing Specialist Ryan Broy is one of the newest businesses to open in the Park Place Professional Center on Wickham Road. For more information, call 321-254-5500. VV

Andrew Steinert has the opportunity of a lifetime and he knows it. At age 25, he is the head barber of the new Rockledge barbershop, the Clip Joint. “I picked him because he is a good talker and listener, not to mention he does a great job. Guys will start to come to him and keep coming forever,” said Paul Bologna, Clip Joint owner and also the owner of the Tradewinds Plaza in which it is located, at the northwest corner of Barnes Blvd. and Murrell Road, behind 60 Minute Cleaners & Laundry. The old-fashioned shop provides a hot towel steam and strait-edge shave, faded cuts, razor cuts, blowouts and all other barber services for men and boys. “If he plays his cards right, he can own this business and have a bright future in a great business,” Bologna said. For more information, call 321-338-2954. VV

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Paul Bologna is his own first customer at the Tuesday, May 17, 2011 opening of the Clip Joint Barber Shop in Rockledge, at the hands of barber Andrew Andrew Steinert, as fellow barber Suki Chmielewski helps with a hot towel.

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What job have you worked that you found most personally fulfilling? For 10 years I worked for Maximum Impact and author John Maxwell. I traveled all over the country setting up leadership seminars. I’m still reaping

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Do you have a moneysaving tip you can share with us? Never buy anything at full price. Head straight to the back of the store and look through the discounted items. What is your favorite way to relax? The movies with my husband.

What was your first job? Bagging dry cleaning after school and on snow days when school was out in Canada were I grew up. What would you willingly practice one hour a day if you could become very good at it? Painting. I can do stick figures but now with abstract art I might have a hobby. What is some good advice you have been given you would like to pass along? Be present! With so many things on our “to do list,” focus on who or what is in front of you. VV

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Food on the move is a reality for Crossroads Kitchen By George White

The Crossroads Kitchen takes its slogan “Food on the move” seriously, offering a wide variety of dishes including homemade crab cakes and sauces. The kitchen in the Mobil station at Viera Boulevard and Murrell Road has done well since opening in late April according to operating partner Dail Echevarria. “We’ve never had a complaint on our food. Our problem is that people don’t know that we’re here,’’ he said. For more information about Crossroads Kitchen, call 321-632-0100 or visit VV

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A June 4 fundraiser for Harmony Farms will set the pace for groundbreaking on a new 110-acre site founder Pam Rogan hopes will come this fall. The move will allow the nonprofit agency that uses horses as therapy for children and adults with disabilities to expand services to include injured veterans returning from deployment. “With the sacrifices our veterans make to keep us free, we – meaning this country, our people – should be doing a heck of a lot more for them,” said Rogan, who launched the equine-assisted therapy agency in 1992. “We have spent a lot of energy over the years proving that this therapy is tremendously beneficial for people with disabilities. This will be Harmony Farms’ way of doing our part to give back to our veterans.” The ranch is currently located at 5300 Stadium

Parkway, where the weathered red barn was raised in 1999 on land leased from A. Duda & Sons. New housing will take its place. The new land is located off the west end of Wickham Road in west Viera, half a mile up a road that does not yet exist, just east of the water treatment plant. The road will be leased from the Duda family and the land will be leased from Brevard County. The leases will be for an initial 10-year term, renewable for 5 years at a time, but Rogan hopes and plans for the usage to be permanent. The original barn will be dismantled and reassembled on the new site. There will be a larger barn, 20 stalls, tack and feed room, utility room and a covered arena. For the first time, parts of the facility will be air conditioned for staff and community use. The total cost for these improvements is $450,000, not including

donated services and what Rogan projects will be a massive volunteer barn- and fence-raising project. Major construction is planned for spring 2012. Harmony Farms is a member center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Five therapists on staff are NARHA certified to treat children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Therapists are currently undergoing training and certification for Horses for Heroes, which primarily deals with active and retired military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It will be Brevard’s first Horses for Heroes facility. For more information on Harmony Farms or the June 4 Buckaroo Ball at Brevard Zoo’s Nyami Nyami River Lodge, call 321-631-9433 or email

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Legacy lives on for four retirees from Ralph M. Williams Elementary School By George White

time with my family and this will give me that chance,’’ she It’s been said that “partsaid. ing is such sweet sorrow,” and “We have gratitude for our that’s especially true these four retirees who are exemdays for Ralph M. Williams plary professionals and work Elementary School Principal tirelessly for the benefit of Cynthia Ford, who had four students,” Ford said. longtime employees retire at “And, while it’s a bit emothe end of the school year. tional to have so many friends After more than a decade retire at the same time, their of working together, includ- contributions will remain with ing previously at Anderson the school,” she said. Elementary School in “Individually, they set high exRockledge, Ford said the pectations for the scope of their retirees’ positions will be position, and enrich the school filled before next fall, but culture through their perspecthey can never actually be tive, expertise and professional replaced. experiences. We’ve worked toThe retirees include: gether as a team for more than • Margaret “Peggy” McCoy, initially a teacher of second through eighth grade, is more recently known for her expertise at computer networking and training. “I’m going to be traveling and visiting with my elderly parents,’’ she said. • Physical Education teacher Craig Butler, employed with Brevard Public Schools since 1975, is planning on fishing, golfing and visiting with his grandchildren. “I love it here. It’s really a great school, both the administration and the faculty,’’ he said. • Instructional Assistant Diane Black also has been with the schools since 1975, coming over with Ford from a position at Anderson Elementary School in Rockledge. She plans to raise dachshunds in retirement. “I’ve really enjoyed every minute of it,’’ she said. • First-grade teacher Stevie Voigt, employed 23 years, plans to spend time traveling with her husband, Bill Voigt, who also is retiring. Voigt is known for teaching her class to use computer programs like Powerpoint and Windows Movie Maker. “I’ve wanted to spend more

a decade. Their absence will be felt by the school community; however, their legacies will continue to benefit others in future years.” VV

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Longtime Williams Elementary employees retiring at the end of this school year are (L-R) Craig Butler, Diane Black, Margaret “Peggy” McCoy and Stevie Voigt.

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Viera/Suntree Little League swings into tournament play By Carl Kotala

It’s an exciting time for the Viera/Suntree Little League. The “Kids Pitch” Tournament, which gives the younger players their first taste of competitive ball (where scores are kept, unlike during the regular season) just concluded last month. The final four teams were the Knights, the Bulldogs, the Fighting Irish and the Hurricanes. This month, the Majors (age 11-12), Juniors (age 13-14) and Seniors Divisions (age 15-16) will take part in the county tournament. Games

will be played at three different locations, including Viera Regional Park, from May 31 through June 14. Viera/Suntree will certainly be well represented in the tournament with seven major teams, four juniors teams and one senior team in baseball, plus two major softball teams competing. Last year’s Majors County Baseball Tournament featured two Viera/Suntree teams in the finals. Many of those athletes formed the All-Star team that went on to win the state championship and reach the Southeast

Region championship game. The bulk of that team will move up to the Juniors Division to play with some talented 14-year olds and give Viera/Suntree another All-Star powerhouse. The All-Star teams will be announced June 15. Another VSLL team to look out for will be the 9-10 year-olds. They reached the state championship game last season. “It’s been fantastic,” VSLL president Eric Power said. “In an age of shrinking Little Leagues, less participation, financial crisis and all the

Whimsical watercolors win grant

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VHS rising senior Travis Zenchak created this abstract watercolor work in the Whimsical Watercolors project funded by a grant from The Avenue Viera. Special to Viera Voice

Viera High School rising senior Travis Zenchak never felt like an artist before. After all, his attempts at drawing realistic objects resulted in pictures that looked little like their subjects. A recent project changed that for him and 19 other art students. “This was a really successful project,” said VHS art teacher Susan West, Ph.D. of the artistin-residence project funded by a $600 The Avenue Viera grant through the Brevard Schools Foundation. “Through this project students became confident and I would say some of them would consider themselves artists now.” Travis’ work went on to be displayed at the Melbourne Art Festival and in the VHS au-

ditorium where many groups viewed it at various functions. Through the Whimsical Watercolors project, students learned to create abstract painting with watercolor at the feet of local artist Helen Wheatley. “Many students are going on to pursue artistic endeavors, which is the goal of these types of special projects that we are able to do when we get donated resources,” West said. Students are now studying surrealism and working with oil pastels in the style of local artist Michael Nemnich, whose artwork was selected for the poster for the Melbourne Art Festival this year. Students have studied the work of Salvador Dali and Paul Klee as a part of this unit. For more information, contact West at 321-632-1770. VV

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The March of Dimes Space Coast Division located in Suntree raised over $200,000 in two recent walks, including a Saturday, May 14 round-trip walk from The Avenue Viera and the Marketplace malls to the Space Coast Stadium, hosted by the Brevard County Manatees. “This is a very generous community that is always eager to help those less fortunate,” said March of Dimes Division Director Keith Gee. Gee and Community Director Sallyanne Cos attended the May 12 monthly networking breakfast meeting of Viera Means Business. Many business owners took

part in, sponsored or attended the walk. “We would like to send a special thank you to the Viera Means Business community for inviting us to be a part of a very special group of people,” Cos said. The other fundraising walk took place April 30 at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral. Funds go to education, research and advocacy for healthy babies. Upcoming events include Signature Chef at the Holiday Inn Viera on Sept. 28 and Bikers for Babies on Nov. 13 at the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, which spotlights November as Prematurity Awareness Month. For more information, call 321-775-0205. VV

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