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Dome home a one-of-a-kind find By roSemary H. lynn

Ed Copeland is by no means your ordinary senior. He is a retired airline pilot who lives in a unique home on the river, where he can watch any number of wildlife, including birds, dolphins and manatees. It includes a dock where he fishes for everything from trout to snook. He and his now-deceased wife, Vera, built the home of their dreams on the large lot off U.S. 1 and it took five years to do it. The house is a geodesic dome home and features some of the most unusual and beautiful interior design concepts. The home is listed for sale. Le The couple tore down the existing CD property in 1981 and designed the dome home to be energy efficient and wind resistant. The interior is amazing, with a rounded kitchen downstairs and many builtin cabinets and even a built-in hutch of sorts, where he displays a collection of various glass and silver pieces as well as souvenirs from the many places he traveled as an airline pilot or traveled to with his wife. The walls in the cement structure are 1foot thick, which keeps it fuel efficient and wind resistant. Copeland explained the Senior life Rosemary H. Lynn L reasons for building a dome home were four Ed Copeland enjoys the breeze from the Indian River on his dock with his unique dome home in the background. p fold: Aesthetics, engineering, economy and extremely low electric bills. His average p electric bill is a little more than $100 a month. C The home was built prior to the prefabricated his garage, a Stinson Reliant V-77 warbird. Only room, kitchen and bedroom. He has rented it out on d dome home kits that do not have as much integrity. 500 were built originally for the British armed occasion, but mostly it is available for when his ch The breathtaking views of the Indian River were also forces and 300 came back to the United States. family members come to visit. to a big plus for the Copelands. There is a screened Copeland estimates that there are about 125 in He has a son, Kenneth Copeland, and one porch just outside the living room, where the cooling existence today. daughter, Cynthia Solix. He has five grandchildren. re river breezes and the view of the river are plentiful. In addition to the garage, Copeland has a small For more information about the home, call Rose h Copeland is rebuilding a World War II plane in guest cottage on his property complete with living Munzenmayer at 321-223-3518. p re fa w O B te in Next Meetings:


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piano track for her first demo recording. The couple wed in 1981 and moved to Cocoa Beach three years later, after Olguin accepted a position as director of music ministry for the Cornerstone Church. Since Cornerstone, Olguin has lead music for the First Baptist Church in Merritt Island and is currently at Christ Community Church in Titusville. In 1990, Olguin and Paige formed S.O.L.O. Creative Media, a fullservice audio-visual production company. They produced a live broadcast television series called Session 31, highlighting famous as well as up-and-coming musicians. In a small home studio, Olguin used his musical talents to provide backing tracks for his clients. During this phase of his career, he discovered his greatest musical talent as arranger. As the man behind the music, Olguin could take an average sounding

It was a stretch when 12- year-old Leon Olguin was sent to his first piano lesson. His father worked on the production line of the Continental Can Company; There wasn’t a lot of discretionary income. The oldest of six children, Olguin was born in the port town of San Pedro, Calif., in 1958. His first teacher, Eleanor Giacoletti, recognized Olguin’s talent and labeled him as a prodigy. She counted it a privilege to work with him, and refused to take any more of the family’s money. After a conference with both parents, it was decided that Olguin would travel to nearby Long Beach to work with an advanced teacher, James Lynch. Lynch also instructed the prodigy at no charge. After only six months of lessons, Leon was entered in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, where he won first place with a rendition of Bach Minuet in D Minor. An anonymous group of San Pedro MUSIC continued to page 22 Rotarians donated a Knabe Grand Piano to Olguin in 1973. With his new instrument, Olguin practiced daily for four to five hours, and received a scholarship to the University of Southern California. After one year, he transferred to California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he completed his bachelor of arts degree in Music Theory. While laying down some tracks in a San Pedro recording studio shortly after graduation, Olguin By Attorney met Sheryl Paige, the By Attorney love of his life. Some TRUMAN TRUMANSCARBOROUGH SCARBOROUGH of Paige’s friends had 239 Harrison St., Titusville, FL 239 Harrison Street, Titusville, FL raised $700 dollars and insisted that she For A Complimentary Copy For A Complimentary Copy record her original songs. Olguin had Phone 321 267 - 4770 Phone 321-267-4770 being hired by the studio to play the

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When the Kopy Kats formed in 2007, the group performed for the Elks lodge, but a year later, took its shows to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, seniors at lunch and other organizations. Since then, they have been singing, lip syncing and dancing to raise funds for veterans. The group of 14 performers, all over the age of 70, recently contributed $100 to VFW Post 3991. Art Karns said the group does not charge for its performances, but accepts donations. Members volunteer their time and pay their

own expenses, including some elaborate costumes and props. “It’s an opportunity to entertain ourselves while entertaining others,” Karns said, “We have so much fun and anyone is welcome to join.” Karns said he has overheard audience members remark, “This is a whole lot better than going to the movies!” “Because of our ages, most songs are from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s,” Karns said. “I do Elvis. One woman took my hand and asked, ‘Is it really you?’ We have a ball!” For more information, call Karns at 321-604-0193. SL

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Anne Dockery continues to surprise herself, proving that the twists and turns of life often resemble the roads she runs on near her residence in Melbourne Beach. Dockery, a native of England who turned 65 on May 11, recently won the women’s division of the Space Coast Runners’ annual Runner of the Year Series for 2012-2013. The competition begins late in the summer and concludes in the spring. It’s based on a compilation of competing well in local races. This wasn’t an age-group triumph, which Dockery dominates. She won the award for local women of all ages. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win this,” said Dockery, who is preparing to visit her 93-yearold mother in England later this month. “In all honesty, some of the other runners didn’t compete in every race. I also was able to stay away from injuries.” One of the highlights of the season was establishing a personal best for the 5K (3.1 miles), which is a common race for established runners and beginners alike. Dockery was delighted to break the 21-minute barrier with a time of 20 minutes, 46.80 seconds in the Downtown Melbourne 5K. “I’m lucky that I’m getting faster every year,” said Dockery, who moved to the United States after marrying Mike Dockery in 2003. “It’s quite amazing to me that I was able to run my best time in the 5K. I’ve had a lot of help; the encouragement from the local running community has been unbelievable. Space Coast Runners and the Running Zone have been so supportive.” Dockery grew up in northern


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The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), represented by the Cape Canaveral Chapter, honored high school seniors just prior to their graduation from various Brevard County schools with a May 21 banquet at The Tides Restaurant at Patrick Air Force Base. Each of the students was recognized for earning appointments to various military academies or for earning ROTC scholarships. Senior military instructors and principals also were invited. The presentation of colors was performed by the Palm Bay Junior ROTC. Bayside High’s Robert Lindsey; Cocoa Beach’s Danielle Lenny and Geoffrey Bilder; Cocoa’s Jessica Kerney and Cameshia Jackson; Melbourne’s Sarah Soliven; Courtney Yelle and Rockledge’s Sara Larson, Kaitlyn Brown, Virgil Dugo and Magnolia Jessica Kerney Burklew; Merritt Island’s Michael Laabs, Jeff McCormack, Erik Terri, Tom and Tim Wieckowski Liebig, A.J. Haggard, Kevin (standing), Eric and Ryan Huppert, Johnson, Tim Wieckowski, Julia Mike Laabs and MIHS senior Army Magill and Ryan Huppert; and Viera instructor Lt. Col. Waggoner. High’s Kathrine Rodrigues, David Boyd, Thomas Seiler and Kyle Post were recognized for their strong leadership qualities. SL

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Seniors Helping Seniors opened in Brevard County in the spring of 2012 and within the first month had provided 60 hours of service. Today, the business owned by Rosemary Barton and Jennifer Helin provides an average of 750 hours of service to seniors each month. In the past year, seniors have provided 4,200 hours of service to other seniors. “Everybody that works with us really loves it,” Helin said. “This is who they are. We have a variety of people who work with us. They are kind with compassionate hearts. We are looking for people who are natural caregivers.” Seniors Helping Seniors employees people who make life a little easier for others by providing light housekeeping, appointments, cooking, gardening, transportation, shopping assistance, help with computers and perhaps most importantly — friendship. “We’re actually looking for more men,” Helin said. “I tease one of our providers. He is 80 and provides companionship for one gentleman. Every Saturday, they are off somewhere new and different. I say men have the most

fun, but really all our providers tell me they enjoy what they do.” Most of the people who work for Seniors Helping Seniors sought volunteer opportunities or activities that would add meaning to their lives. They found that helping other seniors allowed them to earn an hourly wage and use their existing skills to help others. Many providers had no prior experience as caregivers, but they all knew how to socialize and form relationships. Those relationships are as important as any physical help seniors may require, Helin said. Seniors Helping Seniors can help with as much or as little support as needed. Helin said they provide services at all hours of the day or night. “We can do relief work. If you are caring for a family member but need a break, we can step in with temp services,” she said. “We know it’s hard to ask for help. But at some point, we all need a little help and getting help from a loving, caring, compassionate senior who really understands what life is about is the best of both worlds.” For more information, call 321-722-2999. SL

Seed saving seminar By flora reigada

A vast resource of health and beauty is abundant and free. This often overlooked resource is the seeds in the gardens and yards right outside our door. Brevard County master gardener Lucia Chankersingh will discuss utilizing this bounty at a seed saving seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Mims/Scottsmoor Public Library. It is free and open to the public. The seminar will be geared toward homeowners and backyard gardeners and involve discussions about flower seeds (annual and perennial), vegetable and fruit seeds. Learn how to harvest them, how to store them and the differences between open-pollinated seeds, hybrid seeds and heirloom seeds. “I will discuss how seeds are dried and bring samples so people can handle them and learn about their differences,” Chankersingh said. She cited legume, okra, winter squash and pepper seeds as among the easiest to harvest. Although Chankersingh describes herself as specializing more in edible than ornamental seeds and plants, she grows flowers to provide nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies. Her ample vegetable garden includes

lettuce, tomatoes, Chinese okra, peppers, yams and more. Plants she cites as easier to grow in Florida are lettuce, dill and cherry tomatoes. Chankersingh stressed the importance of planting each vegetable in the right season. She has found growing carrots, corn and cucumbers to be more challenging, with cucumbers particularly susceptible to mildew. But the benefits outweigh the challenges. “Freshly picked vegetables have the highest nutrient content,” she said. The 30-plus trees in her garden include those from tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. Among these are orange, key lime, cherry, pear, peach and Japanese persimmon. The importance of seed saving extends beyond our gardens, budgets and times. “Future generations benefit when we preserve and perpetuate seed varieties that may otherwise die out,” Chankersingh said. The Mims/Scottsmoor Library is located at 3615 Lionel Road in Mims. For more information, go to mimsscottsmoor/home or call 321-264-5080. SL

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St. Sebastian Preserve State Park, Fellsmere A most interesting, educational and nearby gem of a Florida State Park is St. Sebastian River Preserve located on familiar Babcock Street, Route 507, just north of Fellsmere. Drive south on Babcock Street past Palm Bay and tour the Visitor Center, open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the center in advance for current operating days at 321-953-5005. The entrance for the visitor center and the popular manatee vista is off Babcock Street, just north of the C-54 Canal. Trail maps for each section of the State Preserve can be obtained at the visitor center. At the center, you will enjoy the impressive skull collection, an ancient mastodon bone, a Red-cockaded Woodpecker cavity and many other interesting items collected through the years from the state park. Guided hikes, wagon rides and scrub jay encounters are seasonal events. Call the Environmental Learning Center at 772-589-5050 for tour dates, times and fees. West Indian manatees gather in the C54 Canal from November through March and can be observed at the eastern end of Buffer Preserve Drive in Brevard County. Wildlife viewing includes birds, deer, coyote, bobcat, wild turkey, quail, eastern indigo snakes and gopher tortoises. Alligators can be seen in the St. Sebastian River and the C-54 Canal. Give alligators

plenty of room and, especially, don’t Touring ever, ever, feed the Town them. The preserve is part of the great John Florida Birding Trail Trieste and has been identified as one of the top birding locations in the United States. Many different species of birds use the preserve during migration, such as the swallow-tailed kite, various songbirds and hawks. Very popular in the park are Red–cockaded Woodpeckers and Scrub Jays. In addition, enjoy picnicking, and three types of camping: horse, group and primitive. Two picnic pavilions are located in the park with adjacent restroom facilities. If time permits, visit downtown Fellsmere, which is south on Babcock Street (Route 507). At 44 Broadway and Oregon Avenue tour the Fellsmere Estates Building that was built in 1926 and restored to its prime recently. Every effort was made to refurbish the building similar to the early days. Located in the building is the famous Marsh Landing Restaurant known for hard to find southern delicacies. Here are just some of their selections: frog legs, gator tail, fried oysters, coconut shrimp, catfish fingers, fried green tomatos, corn fritters, fried pickles, fried okra, buffalo wings and the tasty swamp cabbage soup. SL

‘Do I quit at 80?’ Not if she could help it years as so many do? As I sit at my keyboard on April 18, My Point My life has been more than just interesting, my 80th birthday, you of View has always given me will not get to read this stories to tell, has until June, but that’s always been different how newspaper Lucy in so many ways from deadlines work Kline most people that sometimes. I am everyone jokes how sitting here looking different I am in back over 80 years that In loving memory everything I do. It’s were a life full of ups April 18, 1933 - May 18, 2013 true, and with all the and downs, but in my ups and downs in life memory or attitude, it has never been boring. mostly good years, certainly mostly I’ve been grateful for so much in healthy years if you forget my several adventures of near-death experiences. those 80 years and that will never Those who read my autobiography change in my thinking, even though there have been some major changes can understand why I say I had a good, adventuresome, exciting life in suddenly in my life. As I’m teased many ways. I certainly had a lot more about so often, “You always have to be different, don’t you?” and I fulfilled good than sadness. that again recently. Having health I’ve traveled the country, driven through all the 48 lower states, visited problems that were confusing to friends and relatives in all those states several doctors and two pathological and seen more of our beautiful country laboratories, it was discovered that I have the rarest of the rare cancers. I’ve than most Americans. My grown learned so much in these weeks. Did children have lived all over the you know that Carcinoma is the country, helping to give me those opportunities. Sadly, none of them live common cancer and Sarcoma the rare? Did you know the rarest of the anywhere near Florida. I’ve watched elderly friends, some Sarcomas is Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes) and I have the rarest living pretty good lives yet into their version of these. 90s, other starting to go “downhill” I have choices to make and I once they turn 80, or even earlier. In haven’t decided yet which path to some ways, I envy the ones who live take, but whether my column will near their children and grandchildren continue or not, that remains to be and even great great-grandchildren. I seen. only have two small grandchildren, Reader comments were always both in California. welcomed by Lucy. She will remain But what would my life have been lovingly in our memory. SL like had I stayed in one location for


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Honor your Father Whatever your beliefs or religious background, there are good words for how to live a long life in most every holy book. In the Old Testament of the Bible, we read about Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. The Fourth Commandment reads: “Honor Your Father and Mother.” In the Book of Sirach, it reads in part: “Whoever reveres his father will live a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him; revile him not all the days of his life...” When you visit with people who have become centenarians, they often comment about their parents. They continue to have memories about the influence of their father in their lives. There is a respect, a reverence and honor for those who shaped their lives. Many seniors have the responsibility for parents as they grow older and need caregivers. Out of love, respect, honor and dedication, aging children look after their parents in their own homes or at retirement-living communities. The message of “honor your father…” is embedded and part of their moral compass. In situations where the father-child relationship is strained, the best medicine is to reconcile and forgive.

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was special and move forward. Make room for the Ed father who may not Baranowski have made room for you. No longer do Eskimo families put an aging parent who is no longer productive on an ice block and push them out to sea. Where families lack resources, public and private services are available to fill the void to extend life as a form of honor. Respect for elders has been part of the culture in almost every region of the world. Many families are gathered together with as many as four generations in the same household. The wisdom of the earliest generations is passed on to the youngest. In the Orient, you can find families honoring their ancestors (fathers) with the burning of incense and burned symbolic offerings. In the United States, a special day is designated as “Father’s Day.” The focus is on “special,” while the emphasis should be on “honor” every day of the life of the parent. Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at SL

Living in a HOA? This column will discuss the many aspects and variables of association living. We’ll start by briefly describing the several different types of Associations in Florida. Often owners will use HOA as a generic term for their Association. HOA is actually an abbreviation for Homeowners Association governed by statute FL720. Homeowners usually own the lot surrounding their home and a percentage of common areas and amenities of the association. Condominium associations fall under statute FL718. Owners own only everything inside the paint of their unit. Everything outside of the paint, including the building(s), common areas and amenities is owned by the Association and each owner shares a percentage of ownership. FL723 regulates mobile homes. Owners usually own their mobile home and pay rent to a park owner in order to use the common areas and amenities. In some cases, owners own their mobile home and the Association owns the common areas and amenities. In this case, owners share a percentage of ownership and most provisions of FL720 would apply.

Less common in Florida are Association Cooperative Living Associations By regulated by Frank Kneiser, FL719. Owners buy CMCA, shares in the co-op, AMS, PCAM which owns all units, buildings, common areas and amenities. These associations generally have some things in common. All are governed by a board of directors usually elected by members. The board has a fiduciary duty to carry out all of the provisions of the articles, declaration and bylaws. Members pay assessments for the maintenance and management of common areas and amenities. Associations usually are referred to as deed restricted, which means owners are required and agree to abide by all rules and regulations found in the declaration and bylaws. It’s important to point out that Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his Community Association Manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida Association laws. Contact him with any questions at SL

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The welcome center order for prehistoric fish includes the Paco, bowfin mudfish and spoonbill fish. Other fish will include mullet, grouper, pompano, kingfish, cobia, redfish and bluefish. While that’s a big order for the company, it’s a far cry from the biggest, even in recent memory, Bob Brown said. The company averages 3,000 fish per year, including half (two dimensional) mounts and full (3-D) mounts, he said. “For a guy re-doing a restaurant after Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, we just shipped 60 half mouts and seven full mounts and they were all 8- to 9-foot sharks. We had five giant boxes going out of here. That’s about our biggest,’’ he said. The son of a space worker, Brown started small doing duck mounts using the actual skin over a mold. The early game fish mounts also incorporated actual parts of the fish, but those days are long gone in favor of realistic molds of all species in different sizes, he said. “They used to use the beak and fins, but they didn’t last long. When I started in 1975, I had to make all my molds, which are molded from actual fish,’’ he said. Brown has created one mount for a world record, although the scamp grouper was not huge by deep sea standards. “I have done a 1,000-pound blue marlin,’’ he said. The most popular mounts? “Barracuda and little sharks. People love the teeth. I use real teeth on the barracuda,’’ he said.

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Above: Bob Brown analyzes molds outside his shop, which will be used to create several species of fish. He once did the mount for a 1,000-pound blue marlin. Left: Construction continues at the new Port Canaveral Welcome Center. The unique design should please both tourists and local residents. Taxidermy has been a good business through the years, Brown said, and he wants to pass it down to his sons. He hopes to sell some of the business’ land to keep the shop going for years to come. Until then, Brown and sons will continue to create realistic fish in the shadow of a replica 8-foot, 3-D hammerhead shark hanging in the front yard they hope will land a buyer. “That’s my bait,” Brown said with a smile. SL

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From man cave to play room, couple does what it takes to get grandchild visits By linda wigginS

What does Ohio have that Florida does not? Snow â&#x20AC;&#x2022; lots of it â&#x20AC;&#x2022; and Jan and Scott Gunnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six grandchildren. How does the Suntree couple lure them down for frequent visits? Outside of beautiful weather to beat Jack Frostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bite, Scott Gunnell has given over his â&#x20AC;&#x153;man cave,â&#x20AC;? which transforms to a game room to feature Xbox and other game systems, a computer for Internet games, and even good old fashioned board games and cards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been my dream to have my own space like this,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Gunnell, showing off his combination office, recreation room and depository for sports memorabilia and all great things considered ugly by his wife. The Gunnells recently purchased and totally renovated and decorated a home in the Fairways Senior life LinDa WiGGins golf neighborhood in the Suntree Jan and Scott Gunnell â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dressed for their community of Melbourne. Kentucky Derby-themed house-warming â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I have no problem giving it up in party on May 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have created a home a heartbeat for our grandkids,â&#x20AC;? he said. they hope will be a magnet for their The Gunnells are admittedly smitten by grandchildren, Tru, 13, and Danae, 8, their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. pictured at right. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We absolutely adore them,â&#x20AC;? said Jan Gunnell, having just returned from one of home. When they her frequent flights to Columbus to spoil grandchildren formally became yearTru, 13, and Danae, 8, while their parents went away round residents last May, to recharge. they decided to try their â&#x20AC;&#x153;The role of a grandparent is indispensable, offering advice or moral support, earning their trust by being a good hand at golf. They joined Suntree Country Club, listener. We are able to pass down traditional values that fell mutually in love with Mom and Dad donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time for due to hectic their golfing buddies and decided to buy their current home schedules,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We support their parents by in December to be near them and the sport they love. complementing their rules and teachings, and not being â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I could write a text book on how to settle into a new adverse.â&#x20AC;?    The four other grandchildren are Tealor, 12, Nathan, 13, community and new life, it would be all about how the Gunnells did it,â&#x20AC;? said Cathy Burger, the HomeLife Chantz, 11, and Karma, 4. All live in Columbus. Properties Realtor who helped them buy their home and The couple made the hard decision to pull up roots and sell the old one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They surrounded themselves with new move full time to the land they love last year, and leave friends, and they are making an inviting home for their behind the children, grandchildren and extended family children and grandchildren to visit. Oftentimes when this built over generations. works well, relatives may wind up relocating lock stock They began coming to Brevard as snowbirds in 2003, and barrel to Brevard.â&#x20AC;? SL staying part of each year at their Merritt Island waterfront


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Leon Olguin today, working in the studio.

musician, and with the use of an old Atari 1040-ST, he could add an entire band behind the voice. This was a distinct advantage over the competition. In addition to operating the hi-tech equipment, Olguin’s tremendous musical abilities allowed him to play everything from an oboe to a cowbell. Since its inception 23 years ago, the studio has made some great strides. “Our studio has grown more powerful with the advancements in technology,” Olguin said. “Today, I can do anything that the larger studios can do. The Internet allows me to work with people all over the world. Currently, I am creating backing tracks for a singer/

songwriter in Switzerland.” The future for the Olguin, Paige and S.O.L.O. Creative Media is bright. The company is expanding services on their website,, to include music lessons, songwriting classes and one-on-one instruction. Olguin also does a large amount of voiceover work for the corporate world. “It’s been quite an adventure. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many interesting people, and to make a living with my God-given artistry. I never know exactly who will walk into the studio next, or what great treasure I will help them bring to life. I’m very blessed.” SL


school English teacher, who later became an adjunct professor at Marist College. The couple eventually married in 2003. There’s no shortage of snow and cold weather in Poughkeepsie. She was diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a lung disorder. She soon took up running to battle the ailment. There was nothing in Dockery’s past to indicate that she would become a standout runner. “I remember we had a sports day every year in school,” Dockery said.“I was never into it. In our P.E. lessons, we had races to see who was the best. I never made it, except for one time when someone got sick. The one time they put me in was in the hurdles, and it went poorly. I think I knocked all the hurdles down.” The second sports chapter has been more successful. The couple moved to Florida in 2005 and settled in Melbourne Beach. Dockery has learned some tricks the hard way. “You have to listen to your body,” she said. “... This past year, I’ve been injury free. In the past, I’ve had knee problems and a pulled hamstring. When you get injured, you have to pull back and wait until you recover. When you have a break (from running), it whets your appetite and you'll run better.” However, Dockery said she doesn’t have any nutritional secrets. “I’m careful to watch my cholesterol, and running helps that,” she said. “I eat a varied diet with vegetables, but I don't worry (about what I eat). It gives me great joy to compete and I’m competing against myself when I try to beat my own times.

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Anne Dockery began running in 2003 to overcome a health ailment. There are so many wonderful opportunities and kinds of racing here. Not everyone wants to compete, so there are lots of options to walk or run.” Dockery has run a half marathon in 1 hour, 37 minutes, but the traditional marathon distance of 26.2 miles isn't necessarily a goal for the future. “Maybe one day, when I’m 70, I’ll run one,” Dockery said. “I’m a shorter distance type of runner. I like to get to get the pain over and done with quickly.” SL

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SpaceCoast boomers Boomer shares path to peace discovered through adversity By linda wigginS

When boomer Marie Duquette moved from Ashville, Ohio to Brevard last month, in a way she was moving back home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spiritually â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even though she has never lived in Florida. At the beginning of her spiritual journey, she found a church she loved and eventually became drawn to serving as a spiritual leader. Her then pastor, Dave Jahn, who now serves at Advent Lutheran Church in the Suntree area of Melbourne, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to give his support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how he or anyone else would respond by my feeling called at such a late age,â&#x20AC;? Duquette said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One day, he was opening a door, turning a key when I casually mentioned it and held my breath for his response. Without looking up or missing a beat, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I think that would be good for you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? In fact, after attending seminary college with support of friends and family, Jahn helped her set sail to head her own congregation. He is doing the same now. Advent sister church Grace Lutheran in Melbourne Beach fell on hard times of late, with inner dissension scattering members to the winds. The faith-filled bunch once formed a thick wave of outreach to help the homeless of the State Road 192 corridor, all the way to the Fee Avenue area served by the Daily Bread soup kitchen. Adventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastor Dave, or PD, as his members affectionately call him, led the drive to take over fiduciary holding of the church and recruited Duquette to relocate for the post. She will initially split her time between the two churches until Grace is able to unify. The churches will remain in tandem, serving the south beaches and Suntree areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has what it takes to accomplish this, said Jahn, who baptized both of Duquetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can ask any of

her current members. They love her and flock to her for inner healing with the word of God.â&#x20AC;? Personal experience led Duquette to find the peace she now leads others to receive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When my first son was born and we realized he was autistic, I was devastated. I found my way to the Lutheran Church because I was seeking support on how to raise a child with these challenges. I did not even know I needed a church until I was welcomed in,â&#x20AC;? Duquette said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very different from the religion I knew as a child, where a punishing God never seemed quite sure enough of you for forgiveness and eventual entry to heaven. In the Lutheran Church, we learn we are saved by Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unearned grace through Jesus Christ. In the years of peace that followed, Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autism was eventually discerned as high-functioning Aspergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s syndrome. Just before Duquette moved to Brevard, Adam graduated college and landed a great job in which he excels because of his personality traits. Duquetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Grace has a preschool â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the sun and sea, the mission of outreach to those less fortunate shared by her old and new church, and the chance to share what she has learned drew her to the area. Personal trial and triumph frequently factor into her message. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to find where my experience intersected with the story of the gospel, and share it with the person in need,â&#x20AC;? Duquette said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with their permission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I tell their story in my sermon, and it helps members see and feel how God is with them every moment.â&#x20AC;? Duquetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installation ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at Advent Lutheran Church. For more information, call 321-259-8515.   SL

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Martha Henderson's determination to earn her college degree led to an unexpected benefit. The 76year-old resident of Cocoa became a standout masters swimmer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took me 13 years to get through college â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brevard Community College and UCF (the University of Central Florida),â&#x20AC;? said Henderson, a native of Pennsylvania who has lived in Cocoa since 1966. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I came back to college, at the time, we had to take four physical education credits. I took bowling, weights, tennis and swimming. John Hughes was the swim coach and the teacher. As a kid, I swam in the summer. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any lessons. We just spent days at the pool enjoying ourselves.â&#x20AC;? With Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; help and at the urging of some other swimmers, Henderson competed for the first time as a member of the Space Coast Masters in the late 1980s. At

that time, she had never attended a swim competition, let alone competed in an Olympic pool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said there was a nice meet in Fort Pierce at Indian River Community College,â&#x20AC;? Henderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There would be no pressure. I swam in some relays and it was fun.â&#x20AC;? Henderson earned her degree in Information Systems Engineering Technology in 1994 from UCF. She laughs about her first college class, a computer class at BCC in 1981. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to learn about computers and we had these cards that we had to use in the old computers. Today, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one computer,â&#x20AC;? Henderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My daughter Sally was in that same class. I sat in the front and she sat in the back. She got the same degree as me.â&#x20AC;? Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband, George Henderson, who died in 2002, was a banker. The two moved from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. to California in 1963, living in both Los Angeles and San Mateo. In

1966, George Henderson accepted a job with Barnett Bank and the family moved to Cocoa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hubert Humphrey Bridge was just two lanes back then,â&#x20AC;? Henderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Space Center was new and, from our house at High Point, we could see the shuttles and launches from our front porch. I had no idea Florida would be like it is today. Cocoa was just a rinky-dink town. Now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the King Center in Melbourne and we have entertainment in sort of a small-town way.â&#x20AC;? Before she earned her college degree, Henderson was a Title I Assistant in the Brevard County school system, helping students in first, second and third grade with their reading and math. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked with the children one on one for 20 minutes,â&#x20AC;? Henderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just think it was a good program and rewarding in a way.â&#x20AC;? Later this month, Henderson plans to swim in the Pan

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Martha Henderson, a resident of Cocoa since 1966, is a standout masters swimmer in butterfly and freestyle events. American Masters Games, which will be held in Sarasota. This will be the first time the United States has hosted the event. She plans to swim the 800-meter freestyle and perhaps one of the butterfly events, as well as some relay events. In July, Henderson wants to swim in the National Senior Games in Cleveland. That event is held every two years, and she has competed in the 2005 Games in Pittsburgh, the 2007 Games

in Palo Alto, Calif., and the 2009 Games in Louisville. Despite her physical regimen, which also includes light weightlifting, abs classes and line dancing in addition to swimming, Henderson has dealt with health concerns which often afflict seniors. She had a pacemaker inserted in 2010, a hip replacement a short time later and she also had one of her arteries cleaned out.


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Nonprofit Pilot Club of South Brevard raises funds for local charities The Pilot Club of South Brevard meets the third Wednesday of the each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Southland Suites, 2680 Croton Rd., Melbourne. Contact Christine Brown for membership at 321-501-7384. BUNCO PARTY (Refreshment, Prizes and Raffles) Saturday, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m., The Fountains of Melbourne, 4451 Stack Blvd. Sponsored by The Pilot Club of South Brevard Contact Annette Parker at 321-917-3320 for tickets at $10 each.


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Swimmer continued from page 24 The pacemaker procedure was completed in Utah, where she had traveled to compete in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George. She felt dizzy after her flight and the ensuing drive to St. George. Within a month, she was back in the water. A hip replacement later in the calendar year kept her out of the pool for four weeks. “I think swimming is the best for me,” Henderson said. “I’ve tried running in the past, but my hamstring bothered me. Not everyone can swim five days a week, but even a couple days would be beneficial. You can do your own thing in the water and at least be moving. It takes a little time to be comfortable in the water to where you can relax and not be fighting it. I know some might have had bad experiences when they were a child and might be afraid to put their head in the water.” In preparation for the Pan American Masters Games, Henderson recently swam the 1,000-yard freestyle in 19 minutes, 13.31 seconds. In January, she completed her one-hour postal swim with a total of 3,030 yards.

“I just try to eat a well-balanced diet,” Henderson said. “But, I do like ice cream. Maple walnut is my favorite flavor. Growing up in Pennsylvania, we ate a lot of meat and potatoes. I eat more salads in Florida, and I like my milk, just regular skim. Don’t mess with my milk.” Besides swimming, Henderson has chatted with her daughters, Sally and Jill, about renovating her kitchen. “After 43 years, it’s something I’d like to do,” she said. “It’s the house we built in High Point.” Henderson misses her old friend, Bunny Cederlund, who died two years ago at the age of 89. Cederlund, who was inducted into the inaugural class of the Space Coast Hall of Fame last year, helped Henderson immensely with her swimming. “I miss driving with Bunny to all the meets in Sarasota or St. Petersburg,” Henderson said. “I wonder if I’m a crazy old lady driving by myself on I-4. But, this is what I do. It’s my job, and it keeps me in trouble or out of trouble.” SL

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Lynne Meagher Dear Confused: SHINE First of all, thank you for serving our country! If you can get both Medicare and Veterans’ benefits, you can actually receive treatment under either program. For each service, you need to choose which benefits to use every time you see a doctor or receive health care. Medicare can’t pay for the same service that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) does, and the VA cannot pay for the same service that Medicare does. Additionally, for the VA to pay for services, you must go to a VA facility or have the VA authorize services at a non-VA facility. However, there are scenarios where both Medicare and the VA may pay. For instance, if the VA authorizes services in a non-VA hospital, but doesn’t pay for all of the services you receive during this hospital stay, then Medicare may pay for the Medicare-covered part of the services that the VA doesn’t cover. You can receive more information on veterans’ benefits by calling your local VA Service Center in Viera at 321-633-2012 or by calling the national VA information number at 1-800-827-1000. TTY users should call 1-800-829-4833. SHINE counselors are also available for information. SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer program that provides free, unbiased counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families and caregivers. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in partnership with the state’s 11 Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). In Brevard County, our ADRC is the Senior Resource Alliance located in Orlando. To contact a SHINE counselor for unbiased assistance, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-963-5337 or locally call 321-752-8080. Brevard County SHINE presently has nine offices located throughout the county and is able to assist you over the phone or in person at one of those sites. To find a SHINE counseling site near you, visit If you have a question you would like the “Ask Lynne” column to answer, write or email Lynne at Senior Life and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lynne can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing or by calling 321-242-1235. SL

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“Food just doesn’t taste the same anymore.” “I can’t get out to go shopping.” “I’m just not that hungry.” Sound familiar? These are a few common reasons some older people don’t eat healthy meals. But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do— no matter how old you are! Here are some tips to get you started: • Eat many different colors and types of vegetables and fruits. • Make sure at least half of your grains are whole grains. • Eat only small amounts of solid fats and foods with added sugars. Limit saturated fat (found mostly in foods that come from animals) and trans fats (found in foods like storebought baked goods and some margarines) • Eat seafood twice a week. Two plans for smart food choices The dietary guidelines for Americans, 2010 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), describe two eating plans. Eating a variety of foods from each food group in either plan will help you get the nutrients you need. One plan is called the USDA Food Patterns. It suggests that people 50 or older choose healthy foods every day from the following: Fruits—1 1⁄2 to 2 1⁄2 cups What is the same as a half cup of cut-up fruit? A 2-inch peach or quarter cup of dried fruit. Vegetables—2 to 31⁄2 cups What is the same as a cup of cut-up vegetables? Two cups of uncooked leafy vegetable. Grains—5 to 10 ounces What is the same as an ounce of grains? A small muffin, a slice of bread, a cup of flaked, ready-to-eat cereal or half cup of cooked rice or pasta

VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI SAUCE 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 small onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 1⁄4 cups zucchini, sliced 1 Tbsp oregano, dried 1 Tbsp basil, dried 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 1 6 oz. can tomato paste* 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 cup water 1. In a medium skillet, heat oil. Sauté onions, garlic, and zucchini in oil for 5 minutes on medium heat. 2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 45 minutes. Serve over spaghetti. * To reduce sodium, use a 6-oz can of low-sodium tomato paste. New sodium content for each serving is 253 mg. Makes 6 servings, Serving size: 3⁄4 cup Per Serving: Calories: 105, Total Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 479 mg, Protein: 3 g, Carbohydrate: 15 g, Calcium: 49 mg, Magnesium: 35 mg, Potassium: 686 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Protein foods—5 to 7 ounces What is the same as an ounce of meat, fish or poultry? One egg, ¼ cup of cooked beans or tofu, ½ ounce of nuts or seeds or one tablespoon of peanut butter. Dairy foods—3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk What is the same as one cup of milk? One cup of yogurt or 11⁄2 to 2 ounces of cheese. One cup of cottage cheese is the same as a half cup of milk. Oils—5 to 8 teaspoons What is the same as oil added during cooking? Foods like olives, nuts and avocado have a lot of oil in them. Solid fats and added sugars (SoFAS)—keep the amount of SoFAS small. If you eat too many foods containing SoFAS, you will not have enough calories for the nutritious foods you should be eating. Your doctor may want you to follow a certain diet because you have a health problem like heart disease or diabetes. Or, you might have been told to avoid

eating certain foods because they can change how well your medicines work. Talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian about foods you can eat instead. Here’s a tip: Stay away from “empty calories.” These are foods and drinks with a lot of calories but not many nutrients — for example, chips, cookies, soda and alcohol. How much should I eat? How much you should eat depends on how active you are. If you eat more calories than your body uses, you gain weight. What are calories? Calories are a way to count how much energy is in food. The energy you get from food helps you do the things you need to do each day. Try to choose foods that have a lot of the nutrients you need, but not many calories. Just counting calories is not enough for making smart choices. Think about this: a medium banana, one cup of flaked cereal, 1 1⁄2 cups of cooked spinach, one tablespoon of peanut butter, or one cup of 1 percent milk all have roughly the same number of calories. But, the foods are different in many ways. Some have more of the nutrients you might need than others do. For example, milk gives you more calcium than a banana, and

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by a special luncheon at the Indian River Colony Club. IRCC and surrounding Viera, Suntree and south Rockledge communities welcomed Mainardi when the congregation first met at the Government Center in Viera, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chose to serve here because the people were so warm, welcoming and had a special quality to them,â&#x20AC;? said Mainardi, who retired as pastor of his own parish with medical problems and convalesced as a member at St. John. When he was strong enough to once again preside over mass, he was offered the welcome opportunity to do so here. Mainardiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for members is mutual, according to St.

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Retired Gen. Bud O’Connor displays medals earned during his military career. By maria Sonnenberg

Gen. Bud O’Connor was flying a B24 over Italy on June 6, 1944, when some of his comrades in arms — 160,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers and 195,700 Allied navel and merchant navy personnel — convened on a 50-mile stretch of pretty beaches in Normandy in a crusade to fight Nazi Germany. The troops paid a high price that day, with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded, but the Allies gained a foothold and began the slow march across Europe. “The eyes of the world are upon you,” said Gen. Eisenhower to his troops. “You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than a full victory!” From his post in Italy, O’Connor knew that the end, though still not near, was in sight. “There was a long way to go, but we knew the Germans were deteriorating,” O’Connor said. Years later, O’Connor visited the hallowed ground of Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword Beaches, as did his son. “D-Day is something you never forget,” O’Connor said. O’Connor’s own story is also one of courage and determination. In the blue-collar town of Fitchburg, Mass., few people attended college, but O’Connor, raised by his father after his mother died when Bud was a baby, studied, worked and played hard. President of his class, a star in three sports and a

good scholar, he earned a scholarship to St. Anselm College and later a spot at West Point, the first resident of Fitchburg to earn such honors. At the Academy, O’Connor was known as “Easy Ed” O’Connor for his good nature and politeness. However, he wasn’t too polite with the Germans, since as a pilot, O’Connor was responsible for 50 missions on B-24s to damage the Nazi war machine. With graduation from West Point came his assignment to Europe, where he flew the heavy bombers over Italy, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal. A PBS television special on the heroes of World War II featured O’Connor. In peace time, O’Connor was selected to manage NASA’s Apollo/Saturn program with legendary German scientist Wernher Von Braun at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. By retirement, O’Connor was a three-star general, and ready for the next chapter of his life as president of Burns and Roe, a New Jersey engineering firm. In 1992, 11 years after the death of Rita, his wife of 36 years, O’Connor moved to Indian River Colony Club. Here he met widow June Jones. It was a match made in heaven, but actually engineered by well-intentioned neighbors. The couple has been married for nearly 20 years and enjoy a clan of 10 children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. SL

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approximately 80 members, but is always seeking new applicants that are eager to assist with the core mission of the agency. I am so proud of the tremendous cast of employees and volunteers that make your sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office so special. I truly canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thank each one of them enough for his or service and commitment to our agency and the citizens of Brevard County. I once heard that volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. These programs remind me of a famous quote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteers are not paid â&#x20AC;Ś not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.â&#x20AC;? To volunteer or for more information on volunteer programs, contact the BCSO Human Resources office at 321-264-5212. SL

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When his son was diagnosed, Baggett experienced a journey of grief unlike any other, a grief for the loss of all his son would never be and that he, as a father, would never experience. Through that difficult period he learned that grief â&#x20AC;&#x2022; by whatever definition and for whatever reason â&#x20AC;&#x2022; can be a time of momentous spiritual struggle; it is no smooth sailing even for faithful Christians. How then can believers navigate the struggles of faith that so often accompany personal tragedy? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding the Good in Griefâ&#x20AC;? is both a practical and inspirational guide that teaches readers to learn, change and grow through their grief. In five stages, Baggett demonstrates how to: Trust God and rely on others; Choose reality instead of illusion; Resist the temptation to get stuck; Recognize moments of grace and Discover new meaning and purpose. Opinion â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding the Good in Griefâ&#x20AC;? will help Christians and others successfully negotiate struggles that often accompany the different stages of grief and will encourage them to find and develop spiritual resources to survive their darkest days of emotional turmoil. SL

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Sheryl “Sherry” McGinnis and her husband, Jack, are still reeling from the death of their son, Scott, in 2002. As an RN, Scott had access to any number of drugs and since he had already developed an addictive habit, those drugs were a temptation he could not resist. Ultimately, that addiction took his life at age 31. His parents and brother were devastated, as was his girlfriend, Amy. However, McGinnis finally decided to do something positive that would help her family heal as well as herself. A writer at heart with numerous romance titles to her credit, McGinnis turned her focus on writing books about the pain of addiction as well as the healing process. She also wrote a book for children 10 and older called “The Addiction Monster and the Square Cat” that has been distributed in local libraries and is available at and It is a short, easy to read story explaining how drugs can creep into your life and how to avoid them. Her other books focusing on drug addiction include “I am Your Disease: the Many Faces of Addiction,” which has been an Amazon best seller. This book focuses on many true stories of families torn apart by the disease. “Addiction Collateral Damage: the Other Victims of Addiction” is another best seller and is available as an E-book as well as in paperback. “Slaying the Addiction Monster: an All-inclusive Look at Drug Addiction in America Today” is another best seller. McGinnis loves to write romance


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On June 8, Brevard Zoo will join hundreds of aquariums, zoos, museums and conservation organizations in fun, inspirational and educational events to celebrate World Oceans Day. This day provides the opportunity to focus special attention on our world’s shared oceans, which are vital to us every day, yet too often overlooked and taken for granted. In honor of this special day, many Brevard Zoo Teens, along with other teens from across the nation, entered the World Oceans Day video contest. Anja Conklin and Makayla Burnet’s video, “This is Our Ocean,” was selected as one of the seven finalist videos. The winner of this contest will win $100 and a GoPro.

The winning video will be decided by the public’s votes. If you would like to view the video and vote please visit, and vote for the Brevard Zoo Teens! World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the increasingly critical need for each of us to help conserve its resources. Join Brevard Zoo in celebrating this day. Come learn about the ocean and our Indian River Lagoon in Paws On, where there will be crafts, activities and more. For more information about World Oceans Day, call 321-2549453 or email SL

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What do you see when you have dogs from a homeless-pet shelter walking the halls of a nursing and rehabilitation facility? A lot of smiles, according to pet therapy volunteers. Royal Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Titusville has teamed up with the Bark Buddies pet therapy program of the SPCA of North Brevard to bring residents good cheer. The Titusville center selects dogs of good temperament from its shelter to visit the skilled nursing facility one Wednesday a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These dogs bring a lot of joy to our patients, especially bed-bound patients,â&#x20AC;? said activity manager Sarah Reed, who has worked at Royal Oaks for 10 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They start telling stories from their own pets and it brings a smile to their faces to see these animals visiting them.â&#x20AC;? On one recent visit, Copper, a 3-year-old pit bull mix, and Cinnamon,

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volunteer is the foster care program, where families take certain animals into their homes for various time frames and bring them back to be adopted. In addition to volunteering, the SPCA relies on donations. The next fundraising event is the one-night-only â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Dogs Go to Broadwayâ&#x20AC;? show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Titusville Playhouse. In addition to offering adoption at the Titusville shelter, the SPCA hosts public adoption events, with the next one 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Viera Regional Park, with a special adoption donation price of $25 per pet. For more information on programs and events, contact SPCA of North Brevard at 321-267-8221 or go to SL

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By Sammy Haddad

I just can’t understand why the foods I love so much hate me. Bacon cheeseburgers, nachos, hot wings, but most of all potatoes hate me despite my love for them. Especially, when they become French fries. When I look at them in the grocery store in their raw form, they look so innocent sitting there in the rack all snuggled together like a bunch of little puppies. They even have a cutesy name, “Spuds.” Who would ever guess that something called a spud could hurt you, but it can. Statistics show this innocent little spud when teamed up with oil and salt can make you fat, raise your blood pressure, increase your bad cholesterol, and if you eat too many could kill you with a heart attack or stroke. A spud? Somebody explain that to me. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), more people die each year of heart disease than strokes, auto accidents, pneumonia and diabetes combined. So let me get this straight, a spud is more dangerous than driving a speeding car erratically, while your temper is raging and you’re eating handfuls of sugar, blowing air conditioning on yourself as you speed with the windows open in a raging snowstorm, wearing nothing but your birthday suit? Spuds will kill you first? That little oval shaped vegetable is a menace to society? Yes. Over twice as many people died of heart disease last year than the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined! So that adorable little spud, which is about the size of your hand, is more dangerous that a nuclear bomb? How much money could have been saved in the 1950s and 1960s on bomb shelters if people knew that? If you really want to protect yourself, don’t buy a gun. Throw away the frying pan and remember this, a spud is like your first girlfriend or boyfriend. You may love them, but don’t count on them loving you back. SL

By Cindy SmitH tRaveL ManaGeR HaRBOR City tRaveL

It’s no secret in this time of economic stress that inflation, higher taxes and declining dividends are taking a toll on retirement funds. Banks and investment firms are no longer able to produce the returns previously experienced. The sense of security you may have had yesterday is being challenged and at risk of being lost. An alternative type of “bank” will guarantee positive returns on investments. To insure a bright future, users of this bank can open a savings account in a personal “memory bank” and start investing in themselves. Build equity by developing memories with a purpose. Whether it’s enjoying simple pleasures with your grandchildren, traveling to exotic destinations or accomplishing “bucket list” items, create memories that can be deposited in your memory bank to be relived and enjoyed again and again. The benefits of your personal memory bank account include: • No minimum balance required — start building interest on the very first investment. • No monthly fees — you maintain your own account. • Your statements are distributed by you to anyone with interest.

Senior life PHOtO

Skydiving is a bucket list item to put in your memory bank. • Deposits and withdrawals can be made anytime, anywhere, without penalties. • Your investments will always be tax-free. • ID will never be required for any transaction. • Interest is gained at the level you determine. • You will always have the freedom to give away as much as you want and never lose anything.

Your personal memory bank offers a new type of mutual fun’d that will keep paying dividends as your memories, deposited and shared, become more valuable over time. Memories are the true treasures of life that no one can take away. Begin a new type of IRA — an “Individual Remembrance Account” for your life’s adventures. It will prove to be the best investment you’ll ever make. SL


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