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Downton Abbey party, arts showcase highlight month for busy florist By maria Sonnenberg

This year’s wedding season is waning down for Link Johnsten, but the owner of Eau Gallie Florist is still quite busy in September with two unique back-to-back events. On Saturday, Sept. 21, Johnsten will provide the red carpet and some of the elaborate floral arrangements that will appropriately set the stage for a Downton Abbeyinspired Evening of Elegance hosted by Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The event is a fundraiser for Divine Mercy Catholic radio station, which has more than a million listeners from Titusville to beyond Stuart. Joining Johnsten with additional floral vignettes are Paradise Beach Florist, Buds, Etc., Violets in Bloom, Emma’s Flowers and Roses are Red. Servers and the Holy Name of Jesus Players, who will perform a production even the Dowager Duchess would appreciate, will be dressed in period outfits. A valet will announce the arrival of guests, who are encouraged to dress in Downton-era attire. “Tickets are going very

An Evening of Elegance 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church’s Life Center 3050 N. Hwy. A1A, Indialantic $50 per person Reservations: 321-757-7717

Cultural Arts Showcase Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 King Center for the Performing Arts 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne Free Information: kingcenter.com fast,” said Elaine McGavern, chairperson of the event. “There is a huge following for Downton Abbey. This is also a gorgeous venue with a capacity for 300 guests and we expect that many.” Johnsten will have to hop to the King Center for the Performing Arts the day after Evening of Elegance, for he is one of the organizers of the annual Cultural Arts Showcase, expected to draw several thousand people. Previously held outdoors in the Eau Gallie Arts District, the Showcase is moving this year to the indoor venue of the King Center. “We have reinvented the event in a weather-protected

venue,” Johnsten said. The free celebration includes a family concert presented by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and live performances from many of the more than 40 cultural organizations expected to participate. The Showcase takes over the King Center, from lobby and Main Stage to Rotunda and Black Box, Theatre from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Outside under the pines, more than 20 food trucks will offer a selection of gourmet and traditional fare. “Everything is free but the food trucks,” Johnsten said. “It will be a fantastic cultural opportunity for the community.” SL

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getting a large tattoo for a reality show may seem unusual for a lady in her mid-80s but it’s par for the course for Margarette Kirsch of Merritt Island. Producers of Ink Masters, seen on spike tV, heard of Kirsch from an 18-wheeler cross country trip she took in 2011 as part of the twighlight Wish Foundation program. her first wish was to become a Vegas show girl. this time, they asked if she would serve as “canvas” for a $100,000 tattoo competition for artist Katherine “tatu Baby” Flores. “they saw me before I went up there. they knew what they were getting. they had seen me on the road trip and on the computer,’’ she said. Kirsch was the oldest canvas at the four-day filming in New Jersey, the next oldest being age 49. “they were only told that there was a canvas coming from Florida. they didn’t tell them how old I was. I just opened the door and stepped in and they all

quit talking. I told them ‘if you were expecting the little old lady from Pasadena, I’m not it.’ With that, everybody started laughing and talking and carrying on. I just had a ball,’’ she said. the experience was not too painful, she said, because she put mind over the needle pain. “You can make going to the zoo painful, but not me. I knew I was coming back with the best tattoo because I was not going to move or give them any trouble. I had my mind set. I don’t do anything without thinking it through,’’ she said. “My brain went to cancun (Mexico), went through my childhood, thought of my husband. I slept some. and, no, it didn’t hurt,’’ she said. Kirsch praised the food and accommodations during the four-day filming, which passed quickly. Originally from rome, ga., Kirsch is confident of her body art hitting the big time. “I feel sure she’s going to win. I can tell you right out flat. My tattoo is the best of all of them. We’ll find out on the last

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Margarette Kirsch of Merritt Island vows to live life to the fullest. episode on tV,’’ she said. Kirsch still enjoys living life to the fullest. she is proud that she can still roll up her sleeves for home improvement projects. “Don’t get me wrong. I know I’m 85. I don’t give a …. In fact, I just got finished painting the

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Shirley Zellig, 88 years young, might live in an assisted living facility on Merritt Island, but that doesn’t mean she can’t live life to the fullest. Residing at The Place at Merritt Island, she spends a lot of time reminiscing about her exciting life with her husband of 64 years, Robert, now deceased. She also has written a book of memoirs about their life together and it is anything but boring. What a life she has led. From dancing in nightclubs at the tender age of 11 to flying her own plane, Zellig has seen and done about everything that one can hope for but still yearns for more adventures. She is a lively little gray-haired lady with a captivating smile and a twinkle in her eye. Her passion for life has taken her around the globe in sailboats, sports cars, motor homes and airplanes. Most recently, she raced her plane along with her daughter Bonnie who was tragically killed in 1992 in a

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Shirley Zellig poses with her book, “My Pathway to Paradise” in her assisted living condominium in Merritt Island. separate plane accident along with her own husband, Laird. But before that, mother and daughter would enter air races together, having the time of their lives. Zellig didn’t take up flying until the age of 50, and many other adventures awaited her.

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Long-range plans include a gated community that can house 40 children. According to founder and executive director Kim Froge, house parents and funding are in great need. “There is an unbelievable demand. We get referrals all the time,” Froge said. “The Department of Family and Children investigators can’t wait for us to have more beds because they would much rather bring children in danger to a safe, loving home rather than hand them off to foster care.” Many of Laughlin’s colorful works — mostly on wood with acrylics, using metal accents and a combination of different chemicals to achieve desired effects — look like they could be a Nana’s House poster. Pensive children who appear to have a story to tell figure prominently. Those works may never have materialized. Her father in Venezuela lived handto-mouth and painted a picture in the park in the morning if he wanted to eat breakfast. “Because of that I hated art,” she said. Her own calling grew too loud to ignore. Tickets for the dressy benefit are $50 and include fine wines, cheeses, entertainment and a silent auction. They are available at Elite Health Center in Palm Bay during business hours, 280 Corporate Way Suite 102. For more information on tickets, call 321-266-8999 or 954-394-0795. For more information on Nana’s House, go to nanaschildrenshome.com. SL

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September 11, 2001 burned deeply into the American consciousness a dozen years ago this month, but according to Patrick Moynihan, the terror attack continues to take a toll. “People don’t realize that many of the first responders, or the crews that worked for months and years investigate it or to clean it up, are getting sicker and dying every day as a result of their exposure,” said Moynihan. He is coorganizer of Brevard county’s 9/11 official memorial with former Brevard county commissioner Jackie colon. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Wickham Park Pavilion, south of the eastern Florida State college Melbourne campus. It will feature color guards, special speaker presentations and memorabilia on display. this year’s event will honor Pete Pheiffer of Palm Bay, who retired from the new York Police Department due to injuries he sustained at ground Zero on 9/11 and during evidence collection and the search for human remains at the World trade center and at the landfill site. Pheiffer has had numerous organ transplants and currently is in a new York hospital Icu unit. His medical expenses continue to mount. He and Moynihan are members of the 10-13 club of Brevard, a brotherhood of retired and active peacekeepers from nYPD and other departments. club members help organize the annual 9/11 memorial and raise funds to care for members in need. Pheiffer may have help on the way. A renewed September 11th victim

compensation Fund generated by the Zagroda Act expands coverage to people like Pheiffer. It is for anyone who was present at any 9/11 crash site who continues to suffer illness and medical expense. the eligibility period extends through oct. 3. Zadroga also was an nYPD officer and has now died from illnesses resulting from his assignment to ground Zero and the Staten Island site. Moynihan, the Health and Welfare officer for the 10-13 club, wants others like Pheiffer to apply for the funds before it is too late. “For some reason, and for a lot of reasons, Brevard county has become a major retirement destination for first responders and workers at the site, as well as retired military and reserves who have a direct connection to the tragedy,” Moynihan said. obvious reasons are Brevard’s high percentage of retired general and military populations, Patrick Air Force Base, and cape canaveral and Kennedy Space center space and defense operations. Many first responders and others who lived or worked in the immediate area of the crash sites retired immediately or shortly after the tragedy. Many sought encore careers in these complementary fields. “there’s also the unseen factor of wanting to live near others who served as you did, who understand you,” Moynihan said of “the brotherhood effect.” “We continue to take care of our own,” he said. For more information on the event, call 321952-9303. For a list of frequently asked questions about the Zagroda Act, go to justice.gov/civil/common/vcffaq.html. SL

Senate bean soup satisfies tradition Bean soup is on the menu in the Senate’s restaurant every day. there are several stories about the origin of that mandate, but none has been corroborated. According to one story, the Senate’s bean soup tradition began early in the 20th-century at the request of Senator Fred Dubois of Idaho. Another story attributes the request to Senator Knute nelson of Minnesota, who expressed his fondness for the soup in 1903. SL

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After undergoing a $20 million renovation, the elliott Museum in Stuart now is open. the museum is dedicated to art, history and technology. It now features a new permanent exhibit, “Wheels of change,” featuring more than 50 Ford Model A commercial vehicles, many that have never before been viewed in public. the museum has a fully automated robotic parking and self-storage system for these 50 vehicles. this robotic three-story stacking system allows you to select one of the vehicles for closer viewing and you can watch as it moves from its storage slot onto a custom turntable. the custom turntable then rotates the vehicle for your viewing. on the first floor of this multi– storied building, the 3,000-square-foot “changing exhibition gallery” allows the elliot Museum to bring significant, national touring exhibitions to the region. When I visited the museum in June, they featured the outstanding Leonardo da vinci exhibit. our group experienced firsthand the creativity and designs of the world’s father of invention, innovation and creativity. Also on the first floor and soaring overhead is an exact, full-scale replica of the Pelican Hydro-Aeroplane that Stuart resident Hugh Willougby designed in 1910. this spectacular exhibit inspired the Museum’s marketing slogan, “Let Your Mind Soar.” In the Stuart Main Street gallery you will view recreated highlights of historic Stuart and vehicles that were then part of people’s lives, here and across the nation. the Baseball gallery is on the second floor. enjoy a comprehensive signed

collection of baseball-related Touring items including the Town autographed baseball cards, baseballs, bats and John other artifacts. the Trieste exhibit is excellent and brought back memories of attending games at the various stadiums in new York. there are many more fine exhibits at the elliott Museum that should not be missed. We had a delightful lunch at the Museum’s Frances Langford outrigger café. Senior Life readers can remember Frances Langford for her signature song, “I’m in the Mood for Love.” She starred in 28 films and became famous for appearing in Bob Hope’s uSo tours to entertain troops overseas during World War II and the Korean and vietnam conflicts. original Frances Langford memorabilia adorns the walls and tables. the elliott Museum is at 825 northeast ocean Blvd. in Stuart. For information, call 772 225–1921 or go to elliottmuseum.org. It is open year round, seven days a week. there is an admission charge. From I-95, take exit 101 to State Road 76 east. turn right on Monterey Road. Keep left at the fork, cross u.S. 1 and the railroad track, and follow approximately 1 mile to the end. turn right on east Boulevard, and continue east across two bridges to reach Hutchinson Island. turn right on MacArthur Boulevard from east ocean Boulevard (at the Marriott Indian River Plantation Resort.} From Route 1, take east ocean Blvd over the two bridges to Hutchinson Island. SL

Decisions the longer we live, the more decisions we make. People who live a long life make more good decisions than bad ones. All through life, we look over choices, solve a problem or select a course of action. Just think of all the decisions you have made — large and small — during your lifetime. What to eat? Where to live? What to wear? Whom to marry? not to marry? What automobile to buy? Where to go to school? What job or career to pursue? When to retire? the list is endless and we decide. even when we do not decide, we have made a decision. We live in a multiple-choice world. Whatever we do and wherever we go, we have many choices. Remember when you had a few stations on the radio? now there are endless numbers of television channels and sometimes nothing worth watching in highdefinition and on a wide, flat screen. In our youth, we had the local doctor who took care of all of our health needs. now we have multiple specialists for every organ and part of our bodies. then we have to select a primary care physician to coordinate our choices, to provide advice and assist with our decisions. the decision process has become more complicated when there are so many choices. Basically, each of us has the challenge of making the right decision. We can

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consequences of each choice. they include the Ed outcomes: good or Baranowski bad, along with rewards and penalties. consequences should include: economic (financial), legal, social and technological. Write them down. Study them! challenging decisions for the mature senior include: medical services, longterm insurance, downsizing from a large house to a retirement community, medications, fitness — physical and mental — financial propositions, scams, travel and legacies. Make your list, consider the alternatives and consequences, and move forward. Many community resources are available at no cost or for a small fee to help make decisions. not one of us can be an expert in every area. We have met the “know-it-all,” but that person may be less prepared than you are after all these years. You have survived, you have learned from the choices you have made. Decision making involves selecting from the various alternatives understanding the consequences and taking action. You decide! Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at topicsed@aol.com. SL

Funny thing is… By Sammy Haddad

I’ve loved baseball since before I could walk, but while watching my favorite team last night I realized there are some things about the game that just don’t add up. the average salary in Major League Baseball is more than a million dollars a year. the average! When you’re batting in baseball, if you are successful more than 28 percent of the time, you’re said to be a good hitter. If you’re successful more than 30 percent of the time, you’re going to the All-Star game. And, if you’re successful 35 percent of the time, they make a plaster bust of you and put it in the Hall of Fame. now, I’m a practical guy and I know for a fact if you flip burgers for a living and mess up 60 percent of the time you’re out of a minimum wage job. But, if baseball was Burger King, you would be invited to take over the

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company. Imagine botching up six out of every 10 burgers and having Hollywood starlets calling you for a date. Lifetime .300 hitters in baseball earn multi-millions when playing and afterward are given extremely rich salaries to coach or do color commentary on tv and teach people how to fail 70 percent of the time. Really? these numbers just don’t add up! Want more mystery? oK, I’m a big fan so I go to a game, spend anywhere from $25 to $2,500 for my ticket, buy the most expensive hot dog on the face of the earth and a cloudy looking overpriced beer to wash it down. I take my seat and, when my favorite player comes to bat, I know I’ll be depressed seven out of 10 times when he’s done, and I’m oK with that. See what I mean, it just doesn’t add up. I’m looking in the mirror after concluding a 34-year career in nASA and wondering how, with all the improvements to humanity nASA has accomplished, a 22-year-old kid named Will can outearn my entire career in one six-month season of baseball. Man, I wish I could have hit a curveball. SL

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Mural artist Al Rao, 81, has 14 large murals he's about to complete singlehandedly in the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures in Cocoa Beach. by george white

Mural artist Al Rao’s world for months has been creating 14 realistic scenes at the nonprofit Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures in Cocoa Beach. Besides providing steady work, the massive project reminds Rao of the first time he experienced the magic of art as part of a realistic museum display. “It’s dream come true. I’ve been doing this my whole life and I’m not a child no more. I was 10 years old at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. It was

fantastic. They had stuffed animals in front and the background was murals,’’ Rao said. Museum curator Steven Cayer has directed Rao down to the last detail. “What I like is he knows what he wants and that makes a big difference,’’ Rao said. Dinosaurs are separated by epics and set in accurate scenes. Other themes include displays on Ancient China, Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica. After years on the road with a traveling exhibit, Cayer and his wife Donna wanted

to create something permanent in Cocoa Beach where they own a related business, The Dinosaur Store. “It’s always been a dream of mine to have a museum. We started this project about seven years ago and built this building four years ago. Al (Rao) does a great job and that’s why I bring him in for the murals and artistic stuff,’’ Cayer said. Rao is currently finishing up in the anicent cultures area, but a bigger project looms. “His biggest project is yet to come: a large wall that runs all the way down the

north side of the building,’’ Cayer said. The bottom floor is the 10,000-squarefoot Dinosaur Store, moved from across the street. The top two floors comprise 20,000-square-feet of museum space. Donations are being taken for the completion of the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures expected later this fall. The Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures is located at 250 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway. For more information call 321-783-7300 or visit the museumofdinosaurs.org. SL

Brevard Zoo seeks treat station sponsors for Boo at the Zoo Brevard Zoo is gearing up for its annual fall fundraising event, Boo at the Zoo, and is seeking treat station sponsors for this nine-night event. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the three-weekend event, which is Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Participation of local businesses as treat station sponsors allows them to promote their organizations to thousands of guests who visit the Zoo during the nine nights. This year’s theme is Mystical Journeys. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of mystical wonderment as they travel throughout the Zoo. For treat station sponsorship information, please call Christina Oleartchick, events coordinator, at 321.254.9453 ext. 282 or email coleartchick@brevardzoo.org.

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Last week at the supermarket, a young gal named tara who was bagging my groceries said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;can I help take these to your car?â&#x20AC;? As always, for the eight years since my spinal cord injury I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;no thanks.â&#x20AC;? But that particular day, I was in trouble. I had overdone exercise the day before. Hence, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lift my feet to walk and had to shuffle instead. tara could tell I was hurting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me just help,â&#x20AC;? she said sweetly. When I finally said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love your help,â&#x20AC;? I should have felt a great sense of liberation because it was the very first time I had agreed to someone helping me in all of these years. Instead, I felt like a failure. on our way to my truck, tara and I became friends. But at my truck, 19year-old tara became my teacher. When I eventually agreed to her suggestion to sit in the front seat while she loaded the groceries, I put my head in my hands and cried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like a 200year-old helpless wreck. I hate that someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putting my groceries in the truck.â&#x20AC;? She stood by the open door where I was sitting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know you could have done this yourself,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it was so much easier to let me do it.â&#x20AC;? And then she said a life-altering sentence, â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting help should never make you feel bad. It should always make you feel good.â&#x20AC;? I will never forget her words. She tentatively moved her arms to hug me. When we hugged, it was one of the most meaningful hugs of my life. At home, I plunked myself down on my favorite â&#x20AC;&#x153;plunkingâ&#x20AC;? spot. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in front of the fireplace where I hang out on large pillows. My husband, Bob, came in and plunked next to me. When I told him about the groceries, he tenderly brushed away my tears with his fingers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetheart,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why is it so hard for you to ask for help?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably denial about my physical state.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two other things,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;one â&#x20AC;&#x201D; asking for help makes you feel inferior and two â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bothering somebody. And

three â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;two.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just thought of a third.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d so love to hear it.â&#x20AC;? I covered his face with a pillow. He took the pillow away and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you do that again, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;? So I did it again. He managed to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this subject a tiny bit touchy?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can handle it,â&#x20AC;? I lied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;the third is that asking for help reminds you of all the things you have a hard time doing or can no longer do at all.â&#x20AC;? this time, I covered my own face with the pillow and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate this!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know.â&#x20AC;? And with that, he helped me to a standing position. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done hundreds of times. Yet I have felt guilty every single one of those times . . . until now. It was because of tara that I changed. I told Bob my new conclusions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;By asking for help, does that make me inferior? of course not. Am I bothering someone? Who knows? But if I am, whose problem is that? Will asking for help remind me of the things I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do? Heck, yes.â&#x20AC;? Bob knew my crusade was successful because of a pizza. When he opened the pizza box I brought home the next day, he was astonished and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s round! You asked for help!â&#x20AC;? You see, before I met tara, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never let anyone carry a take-out pizza to my truck. Instead, using my cane with my right arm, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d awkwardly carry the pizza box with my left, resulting in the box constantly tilting one way and then the other. By the time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get home, that round pizza would be a smushed pile of cheesy red gunk in the corner of the box. Bob and I plunked down in front of the fireplace and ate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did it feel to accept help?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, my new way of thinking helped. But the part about reminding me of things I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do? Like carry my own pizza? that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good.â&#x20AC;? He took cheese off my chin and ate it. (We eat like monkeys.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetheart, you may never get used to the things you

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For Jo Ann and Lee gardenour of viera, every day is grandparents Day. the historic holiday falls on the second Sunday of September, this year Sept. 8. It was designated to acknowledge the importance of grandparents and others ― beyond the biological parents who already enjoy Mother’s Day or Father’s Day ― who make a difference in a child’s life. the gardenours are indispensable to their Suntree son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Junko (June-ko) gardenour. they fill in while Bryan works locally and Junko commutes to … to california. “It’s a crazy schedule to cover, but they make it work well and we are happy to help,” Jo Ann gardenour said as she filled out papers at Suntree elementary School’s Aug. 12 registration day. “I just can’t say enough about how thrilled we are to get to take such an active roll in our grandchildren’s lives.” their grandchildren, Dylan and Kai, just entered the first and third grades. If there is a need at school, their grandparents are the ones to come and help. “We went to school ourselves, of course, but sometimes helping them with homework feels like we never spent a day in class,” gardenour said. the gardenours are in good company; it is a complaint common to parents who struggle with the very different way students are taught math and other subjects today.

Dear Gramma: My 4-1⁄2-year-old granddaughter Emma still has a bottle at night and at bedtime. Her parents, my son and his wife, think it’s OK. The sight of a child this old carrying a bottle and drinking it looks inappropriate. How do I tell Emma’s parents this without getting them upset? —Another Gramma

“We sometimes feel it’s us getting the education,” she added. Junko, whose name comes from her native Japan, spends a majority of her time on the West coast in a high-level job for Apple computer company. “It’s a really good opportunity, and it provides them with some really great benefits,” gardenour said. one of those benefits is the ability for Junko to spend all of her time with the children when she is home for a 10-day stretch at a time. on the other days, the senior gardenours stay on their toes. “they are very active, very clever boys,” gardenour said. SL

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getting by with a little help from her friends As Priscilla Livingston says, she is not getting any younger. A grandmother who is raising her grandchildren and helping with a niece who is also being raised by her grandmother, Livingston sometimes needs a break. She gets one courtesy of a group that honors her for her service. grandparents Raising grandchildren of Brevard will host grandparents Day at Brevard Zoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. All grandparents can get in free, and gRg members can get assistance with children’s admission. Last month wrapped up a summer of free summer camps for gRg members. According to gRg founder and first member Mary Ann Sterling, respite is critical for custodial grandparents like Livingston, who agreed. “I love my babies, don’t get me wrong, but if I didn’t have this help, I’d be home all day in the summer trying to think of things for them to do, being an activity director as well as working and taking care of them at night,” Livingston said. “While they are at camp, I get to go out with my girlfriends for lunch, be with adults and have adult conversation,” she said. “It’s a lifesaver, and they get to have fun, themselves.” the nonprofit gRg doesn’t mind passing the hat among supporters so its members can get a break, said Sterling, who raised her grandson. “Many of our grandparents work and need assistance with child care during the summer break and on breaks during the school year,” Sterling said.  “gRg feels this assistance gives the grandparents a small helping hand to be sure their grandchildren are in a safe place and getting good instructions, fun activities and educational play.” Livingston and fellow gRg member Linda taylor chose to send their wards to club esteem in south Melbourne, which is free to those who qualify; gRg paid for field trips

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C.J. Livingston, Kodi “Nikko” Taylor and Cyrah Livingston get instruction in art from Club Esteem director Ellena Little, with admiration from the children’s grandmothers, Priscilla Livingston ― with niece Amari Dean ― and Linda Taylor.

and all other expenses not covered. “I like it because they teach things beyond just arts and crafts and sports, which are important too,” taylor said. club esteem activities include cooking and other living skills, as well as academics. “It’s not just fun things to eat, it’s everyday, nutritious meals they can make for themselves at home,” taylor said. “that’s important for grandparents who are tired and must have grandchildren in their care do all that they can do for themselves.” Kodi “nikko” taylor also learned math, science, reading and other subjects so he was ready to start school this month, rather than forget over the summer, taylor said of her grandson. “that takes pressure off us too.” gRg also paid for modest camps such as the 11-week program offered by the Brevard county Department of Parks and Recreation that also acts as day care when school and after care is not in session.

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tap, ballroom, jazz, hip-hop and even zumba. She carries a line of consignment clothing as well at very reasonable Kitty Hattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of dance is prices. apparent in the way she talks to her Hatton has been a dancer since the customers and helps them pick out dance age of 5. She attended the Mary Lenik clothing and shoes. School of dance and performed in She owns and operates Melbourne Miami Beach during the ages of 14 to Dancewear, a 1,200-square-foot shop at 18. She grew up in Miami and moved to the corner of Babcock and Harbor City Brevard County, where she opened her Blvd. in Melbourne. In the 30 years she first store in downtown Melbourne, moving later to Indian Harbor Beach and then to Palm Bay. Three years ago, she decided to make a move to Melbourne at a location that serves all of Brevard County and is easy to find for most people. Hattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, April Murray, also a dancer, was the inspiration for the business. When Hatton moved to Brevard from Miami, there were no professional dancewear stores and she needed to purchase costumes and shoes for April. So, she decided to open her own shop. Murray now works behind the scenes for the store, taking care of marketing and Senior life Rosemary H. Lynn bookkeeping. She is also in charge of the web page and all Kitty Hatton owns and operates Melbourne email broadcasting. Dancewear. Hattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies include has owned the business, she has never gardening and sewing. Often you can see once regretted making the move into her sewing in her shop, designing retail after her own career in dance. costumes or altering outfits for some of A tall, attractive woman with perfect her customers. She also holds contests posture, Hatton exudes enthusiasm when for the young dancers, the latest being a talking about dance. She serves toe shoe decorating event which was customers of all dance forms, including featured on their Facebook page.

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Pair teams up to launch dream By linda wigginS

Many people talk about what they really want to do with their lives … one day ... if only …. For Eulaine Eri and Suzanne Parisien Frank, that one day is now, and they are not waiting for anything before they start living their dream. The artists are putting their works out to the world in their own studio, Art and Soul Gallery in Cocoa Village. The grand opening is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, open to the public at no charge. The entire 12 Stone Street artist haven, next to the gazebo town square, and between public parking and the Cocoa Village Playhouse, will be open so fellow artists can welcome their new fellow tenant with wine and hors d’oeuvres for all. What made now the time? “We were having lunch in Cocoa Village and got to talking about how we each wanted to open a studio one day,” said artist Eulaine Eri of Merritt Island. “We looked at each other and almost in unison said, “ ‘Let’s do it!’ We

were both ripe and ready for the experience.” Eri is a master painter who uses half a dozen mediums, but has a favorite. “Whatever one I’m working on at the time,” Eri said with a smile. Her works run the gamut from near realism to extract, favoring the latter, including complicated techniques on silk to water color on paper. “If you want your art to be a replica of what already exists, take a picture. Art should speak to you personally — one person can see one thing, another something completely different. It should move you internally from one place to another.” While Eri’s works are more two-dimensional, Suzanne Parisien Frank favors sculpture. Her works also include realism to abstract. She prefers carved works over the potter’s wheel, and often rolls clay flat out to expand possibilities by combining two- and three-dimensional. Senior life Linda Wiggins

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Baby boomer Stephanie Delaney lives a life in many parts. Among them, there’s her day job, her mom persona, her passion pursuit and her activist side. In short, she’s just like everyone else her age. “I love my job,” said Delaney, a youth librarian at the picturesque Melbourne Public Library. “It has been a long time since I have had young ones of my own, but I have never outgrown them, and working with young ones keeps me on my toes. My baby girl will be 18 soon, and the up-coming ‘empty nest’ seems more bearable when I am surrounded by little faces every day!” It’s a great thing when a Senior life Photo gig that pays the bills can Stephanie Delaney’s passions include painting also fuel passion. Delaney’s and “repurposing” objects. true love, however, involves paint and anything else, birth. Jim had his first psychotic break including furniture and pottery. at 19 and left home for life on the “I love to paint and I love to use streets, convinced someone or found objects and turn them into something was after him. It set off an ‘statements,’ ” she said. “I also love intense, attention-sapping two-day taking old, found stuff and giving it search by their parents. new life and purpose.” “I wanted my mother there for the On the activist front, Delaney just birth of my baby girl, her wishes the world could see mental granddaughter, and for her to be there illness from inside the skull of for me and share that precious innocent who suffers from it. Her experience. Jim’s illness stole that brother took his life after many years from me.” with schizophrenia. She, too, used to blame the person “Everybody loved Jim. He was my instead of the illness. Today, her entire baby brother, a really sweet and terrific family promotes awareness of mental person inside,” said Delaney, nine illness through NAMI, the National years his senior. “Growing up, it never Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In occurred to me that his unpredictable, addition to education, they urge destructive behavior, even as he was compassion. growing up, and the attention it took “If you think someone you love is away from me and my sister, was aggravating to you because they are anything other than normal.” mentally ill,” Delaney said, “try The eye-opener occurred after experiencing it from the inside of Stephanie left to start a family of her their skull.”  SL own, on the eve of her daughter’s

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Boomers are typically referred to as anyone born between the end of World War II and 1964. Essentially, this means anyone born from one end of the youngest post-war brides’ reproductive span to the other. Give or take a few years, depending on who’s counting, this means that the oldest baby boomers have begun to turn 65 in the past couple of years. However, these maturing boomers are not seniors, and they never will be. Why is this? Simply put, people born in the Me Generation don’t want to pass the torch down to the next generation. They want to be buried with it. Call us anything, but don’t call us seniors. At age 52, I am at the tail end of the Baby Boomer Generation. This also makes me a member of the Sandwich Generation, a sub-group to which I am proud to belong. Gen-S includes folks around my age who may be caring for aging parents and at the same time caring for young children, or adult children who refuse to leave the nest or keep boomeranging back into it. In my case, I have the jump on most people when it comes to the top slice of bread, my parents. My mother gave birth to me when she was 43, practically unheard of 52 years ago. I am the youngest of 10 children, the oldest few born before the baby boom

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The smell of a rose. The stroke of a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheek. An embrace from the new love of her life. These are things Dianne Hranicky of Viera would not have lived to enjoy if she hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been treated for ovarian cancer. It would not have been diagnosed had it not been for her doctor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who really saved my life. He was on his game that day of the exam,â&#x20AC;? she said of her gynecologist, Dr. Mark McTammany of Melbourne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just feel so blessed and happy to be alive. I wonder why I was spared, and I know it was for a reason. I am supposed to encourage other women to get regular exams, be aware of what is normal for them, and if something becomes irregular, to respect what their body is telling them. It can save their life.â&#x20AC;? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the annual Run for Her Life: Knock Out Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer, Be a Hero for Hope will take place accordingly at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. It is hosted by the Space Coast Ovarian/Gynecological Cancer Alliance, of which Hranicky is a member. The cancer is difficult to

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Tommy Redmond is a blue blood, but not from royalty. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a member of a New York Police Department family whose blood runs NYPD blue. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the story. Redmond, the aide of Brevard County District 4 Commissioner Mary Bolin Lewis, is the product of Irish Catholic grandparents direct from Ireland. His name was Tommy II, after his father, Tommy I. Tommy II moved into the stereotypical middle-class Brooklyn neighborhood that produced one of five things, all government servants: police officers, firefighters, teachers, soldiers and sanitation workers, according to Redmond. As per their culture, the Redmonds became ensconced in all matters Irish Catholic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our faith was everything to us, our beliefs, our culture,â&#x20AC;? Redmond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all believed in the American dream.â&#x20AC;? Redmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Tommy III, went to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic parish school, and afterward joined NYPD in 1961. His brother, Michael, became a teacher. He married an Italian Catholic woman, Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom. Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandmother worked for the firefighterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s union and wanted him to follow her path after he worked for the department one summer. He followed his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead instead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw how the cops sacrificed, had fun and always had each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back,â&#x20AC;? Redmond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remembered back when the city started laying off cops in the 1970s, how they banded together to care for each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families until they could get hired back. I saw how they helped people when the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power went out in 1977.â&#x20AC;? Tommy IV joined NYPD in the early 1980s, after his father retired. This meant that Tommy IIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s badge number could be passed down to Tommy IV. Tommy III pinned his shield on Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lapel on graduation from police academy. Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister became a teacher. She married an NYPD cop, Steve Rizzo. Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Mary, descended from an Irish-Catholic mother who kept her thick brogue for life. Their Brooklyn lineage is also speckled NYPD blue, including Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cousin, a retired sergeant. Tommy and Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two sons, Tommy V and Frankie, both joined NYPD at age 21. Tommy V has now been â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the jobâ&#x20AC;? for four years,

Frankie one year, both in Brooklyn. Tommy IV passed his shield down to Frankie, and Tommy V received his from his Uncle Steve. Their sister, Amanda, is a teacher and lives locally. With his pedigree, Redmond more than qualifies to speak at the Brevard Remembers 9/11 memorial on the importance of honoring the police, firefighters other first responders, as well as the troops who have been responding ever since. The memorial will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Wickham Park Pavilion. Rizzo was a first responder to the World Trade Center bombings. Tommy Senior life Photo III, who was three miles away with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Steveâ&#x20AC;? Rizzo, Thomas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tommy Vâ&#x20AC;? Redmond and Tommy IV congratulate Tommy IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other brother Darren when son Frankie, in uniform, on graduation day. it hit, was activated at age 61 to the Army National Guard Reservist. He formerly served as a per diem U.S Rhodes Law, P.A. provides estate planning, marshal. He was awarded the Freedom probate, guardianship, and elder law services Medal. Already retired and living in Brevard, for individuals and families. Redmond helped raise money and amass Estate Planning supplies to send to officers and firefighters r8JMMTBOEUSVTUTr.FEJDBJEQMBOOJOHr"TTFUQSPUFDUJPOr%VSBCMFQPXFS in NYC as they worked to find survivors PGBUUPSOFZr)FBMUIDBSFBEWBODFEJSFDUJWFIFBMUIDBSFTVSSPHBUFr-JWJOH and identify remains, and to help the 8JMMr1SFOFFEHVBSEJBOGPSTFMGBOEDIJMESFO families of everyone on the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When officers and firefighters leave Probate Guardianships for work in the morning and kiss their r1SPCBUFMJUJHBUJPOr5SVTUBENJOJTUSBUJPO r.JOPSTr%FQFOEFOUBEVMUT spouse, their family never knows if they will come home that night. Our troops donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a home to come to at night,â&#x20AC;? Redmond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to protect 474 N. Harbor City Blvd., Suite 1 and serve. Their jobs give them the Melbourne, FL 32935 chance to do just that, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our job to 321-610-4542 appreciate them for it.â&#x20AC;? Ruth Rhodes, Esq. For more information on the Brevard Fax 321-610-8141 ruth@rhodeslawpa.com 9/11 memorial, call 321-952-9303. SL www.rhodeslawpa.com

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Dear Lance, I will soon turn 65 and retire from Ask Lance my job. I can continue with my group health insurance which would be Lance P. Jarvis secondary to Medicare. My husband is SHINE already retired and on Medicare. He has his own Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription drug plan. We plan to do a lot of traveling around the United States so I have decided against getting a Medicare Advantage Plan at this time. Should I continue with my group health insurance plan, or should I discontinue it and buy a Medicare Supplement policy and Part D prescription drug plan? —J.S., Palm Bay Dear J.S., Congratulations on your forthcoming retirement. Yours is a question that SHINE counselors get quite frequently. Unfortunately, there is no single answer. The best solution for you depends on a number of factors, and the decision is often not a simple one. Group health plans (GHP) are not standardized, so your employer’s plan can be (and usually is) very different from others. Also, the benefits provided by a GHP can change from year to year and when you become eligible for Medicare. Some of the questions you need to get answers for include: • Will the GHP be responsible for all of Medicare’s deductibles and coinsurance or just a portion of them? • Is there an annual deductible that you have to meet before the GHP pays what Medicare doesn’t pay? • Is there a maximum lifetime benefit amount that the GHP will pay out on your behalf? • What is the monthly premium amount? • Will the GHP continue to cover your medications as they do now? • Are there any restrictions on where you get your medical services in order for the GHP to pay its share? Contact your Benefits or Human Resources Department for this information. Unlike GHPs which can vary greatly, Medicare has designed 10 standardized Medicare Supplement plans (sometimes called Medigap plans), each of which offers different benefits. Insurance companies charge different premiums depending on the plan selected. A key point is that there is a six-month Guaranteed Issue Period that begins on the first day of the month in which you are 65 years or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B. During this period, no questions about your medical history can be asked, and you are guaranteed to be able to purchase any policy the company offers and at the lowest rate available. After the Guaranteed Issue Period, insurance companies will ask questions about your health history. They can deny coverage based on certain medical conditions, charge a higher rate due to medical conditions that were previously diagnosed and/or treated, or not cover a pre-existing condition for up to six months. For these reasons, it is advantageous to make the decision to either keep your present GHP or else to buy a Medicare Supplement during the first six months after you turn 65 and are enrolled in Medicare Part B. At a later date, you may not be able to buy a Medicare Supplement or you may have restrictions on your coverage and/or a higher premium. SHINE counselors are trained to assist you in navigating through the choices you are facing. They can help you to compare the advantages and disadvantages of each plan, as well as the costs of either retaining your GHP or choosing a Medicare Supplement and a Part D prescription drug plan. Counselors can also provide information to you to aid in your decision for selecting a Medicare Supplement and a Part D plan. 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 FloridaSHINE.org. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lance column to answer, please write or email Lance at Senior Life, and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lance can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing jill@myseniorlife.com, or by calling 321242-1235. SL

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Maj. Gen. Gene Sterling play tennis regularly at the Kiwi Tennis Club. He turned 93 in March.

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When Maj. Gen. Gene Sterling plays tennis on the courts of the Kiwi Tennis Club, he forgets for a moment the pain many seniors face each day. He misses his wife. Lucille Parks Sterling pinned the second lieutenant bars and pilot wings on her fiance after his graduation from the Army and Air Corps Flight School on Jan. 14, 1943 in Marianna. They married that same night. She died in April 2012, just a couple of months before what would have been her 92nd birthday and just a few months after their 69th wedding anniversary. “She came down to Marianna from Maryland on graduation day,” the 93year-old Sterling said. “She was a teacher. After we married, she went back to teaching at the elementary school and I went off to war.'' During his first month of flying missions in Asia, Sterling nearly died in the Himalayan Mountains. “I was just a young kid, but we had good training in flying school,” Sterling said. “We took off from India and headed to China. Not long after that, another airplane took off and I saw him swerve into the ground and crash. After I went about 6,000 or 7,000 feet, I was overtaken by clouds and my instruments went out. I had to fly the airplane by the seat of my pants.” Sterling flew through the mountains at different altitudes varying from 12,000 feet to 18,000 and 20,000 feet. He saw that the instruments of his plane were frozen and he had some difficult decisions to make. At 7,000 feet, it became safe enough for the crew to evacuate the plane. He remained — for better or worse. “I stayed until the sun came up — I had plenty of fuel,” Sterling said. “I found a hole in the clouds as I flew over southern China.” Sterling had a military career to suit his name. He helped forge Air Force bases around the world and either flew or advised on missions during wars in Korea and Vietnam. He eventually retired in 1978 and moved to south Merritt Island on South Tropical Trail. Lucille Sterling suffered from Alzheimer’s the final three years of her life. “I wouldn’t put her in a nursing home,” Sterling said. “I took care of her at home. I’m feeling the effects of those three years — now four years. I’ve lost 20, 25 pounds. My whole life has changed with

the passing of my wife — mentally and physically. It’s hard to understand what can happen to a person like myself. She had a disease and there was no cure for it. There’s not much you can do.” Still, there are things that need to be done. “My advice is to spend every moment taking care of them and give them all the love and attention you can to make their life comfortable,” Sterling said. “You have to give of yourself. I know now what it means to give of yourself, and it’s worth every minute of it.” After her death, Sterling needed a positive outlet. “Tennis has been a life saver for me. I play two, three times a week and I also hit with the ball machine. It’s good exercise; it’s a way of life. I don’t have my wife anymore and I live by myself. Tennis is good exercise for me — mentally and physically.” Sterling is a popular player around the Kiwi Tennis Club. He has his choice of at least 30 friends who will play doubles at a moment’s notice if he gives them a call. “I stretch every day — as much as I can,” he said. “I drink a lot of water — just water. The heat doesn’t bother me on the tennis court. I’m constantly moving, and I don’t pay attention to it. Tennis is not only good for the body, but it’s good for thinking and good for you mentally. It improves your memory. I don’t do anything special as far as nutrition. I try to eat properly — the best I can. I don't overdo meals, and I don’t get carried away with fancy menus.” The native of Crisfield, Md. started playing tennis as a sophomore in high school when he constructed a court on a vacant lot. He also was a standout in baseball and soccer, as well as other sports. He was voted the best athlete in his graduating class of 1938. “I didn’t have a normal family life and a father,” Sterling said. “My mother died when I was 21⁄2, and my sister raised me. Or, as she (Edna) said, ‘He raised himself.’ ” Sterling and his future wife met at Washington College in Chesterton, Md. when they were 20. They had three children — Donna, Barry and Gail. Barry just retired as a colonel and Gail, who spent 20 years in the Air Force, lives next door to her father on Merritt Island. Donna, the oldest, lives in New Mexico. Sterling has two grandsons. Tim graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has enrolled in flight school, and Matt is a graduate of the University of Florida. SL

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Melbourne Village sets environmental pace for county By george white

Priscilla Griffith is part of the fabric of Melbourne Village and Brevard County’s local environmental stewardship, as well as a champion for voters’ rights. A retired teacher, she has lived in the wood-floored home she and her husband built in 1964 in Melbourne Village, a town surrounded by Melbourne and West Melbourne. “It was past the pioneer stage. There were more older people. I remember my eldest daughter was 10 or 11. There were only two other girls in the entire village. We have a population of 710 now, but there’s a lot more families with children,’’ she said. Founded in the 1940s by the American Homesteading Foundation

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Melbourne Village long-time resident Priscilla Griffith, as an active advocate for the preservation of endangered lands, developed Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands program (EEL). the Depression, so they wanted to set up a situation where people could support themselves so they wouldn’t have to depend on the outside economy. That’s why it’s called homesteading,’’ she said. Melbourne Village got a Florida Charter in 1972 as a not-for-profit town, a very busy town. “We have 17 standing committees. I’m chairman of the membership committee and I’m on a committee that might revise the by-laws. We have all kinds of events put on by the committees plus events put on by the town,’’ she said. The mostly pine flatwoods town is serious about keeping its park-like atmosphere, one of the reasons it keeps the requirement that residents can only buy one lot or two if they are side-byside, she said. “One of the problems now is finding enough volunteers for the committees,” she said. Griffith taught a class at Melbourne High School in the 1960s on the future called “The 21st Century.” These days, she is co-president of the League of Women Voters, South Brevard. “But my great love on the LWV is I was the chair of the Natural Resources Committee. We did a study on Brevard County’s natural resources. We decided, after the study, to work with members of the county commission to try to get a land buying program. It became the Environmentally Endangered Lands program. We used the Volusia County manual as a model. We drew the whole thing up and the commission put it to a vote,’’ she said. Griffith remains on the town committee, the League of Women Voters, and also remains on an EELs committee. “I just retired from being a town commissioner last fall,’’ she said. SL

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and eventually to Satellite Beach, where they may have finally settled in for good. “We’ve been here for eight years, the longest we’ve lived anywhere,” Blanche said. Horses were nothing new to Blanche, who grew up among the Arabians her parents raised at one time. Connecting with Harmony Farms through a newspaper ad for volunteers revived the interest. Earlier this year, she added a horse to her family. As an instructor in Harmony Farms’ therapeutic riding program, Blanche helps children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism and stroke to experience the exhilaration that is part of horseback riding. For an individual bound by a wheelchair or crutches, it can be life-changing, a taste of independence otherwise seldom part of their existence. Like the rest of the volunteers at Harmony Farms, Blanche believes she is receiving more than she is giving. “I see miracles happen,” Blanche said. Blanche invites the community to join her and the other Harmony Farms volunteers. Volunteers are needed in all aspects of the organization and no previous experience with horses is required. For more information, call 321-631-9433 or visit harmonyfarmsinc.com. SL

Blanche’s own career in the military was far removed from any horses. The San Diego native joined the Air Force as a career opportunity after high school around the time of the Cold War. It didn’t quite work out as planned. “I joined to see the world and ended up being stationed about eight hours away from San Diego at Camp Pendleton,” Blanche said. She opted to train as a mechanic to support huge planes such as the B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber and the KC135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueling military aircraft. Her career also included providing technical support to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base during the Reagan Administration. “We’d go out in advance of the President wherever he was headed,” she said. Just as she was ready to enter officer training cancer —specifically lymphodema — tossed a wrench her way and Blanche had to leave the service in 1989, but not before meeting husband Donald, who also left the military along with her, giving Blanche the opportunity to finally really see the world. For years, boats were the couple’s home, in Key West and the Bahamas, among other locations. Oregon was dry land for the couple for several years, before wanderlust got them going again, this time to Jacksonville

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walking. A volunteer shift usually is four hours in a given week. The museum is open seven days a week, so there is flexibility in scheduling and a need for numerous guides. For information, call 321-268-1941. The museum is located at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. SL

Cape Canaveral Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Thursday, Sept. 5 — 8 to 9 a.m. Military Officers Assoc. meeting, Golf Club House 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB Frank Dunagan, 321-784-8934

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Bravery and patience By DArrell woehler It’s a long way, distance wise, from the Space Coast of Florida to a barren hillside in Korea, but the time difference between 2013 to Easter Sunday, 1951 puts it in perspective. Riding in a Sherman Tank, the lead tank in a five-tank platoon, it took a hit during a battle, and with shrapnel flying, Frank Trent was wounded and should have been awarded the Purple Heart shortly thereafter. But due to the “fog of war” and lost records, it took 62 years and the efforts of District 8 Congressman Bill Posey to set the record straight. And on Aug. 16, with shrapnel still in his leg from that longago battle, Trent received his Purple

Heart medal at the government complex in Viera. Surrounded by his wife, JoMarion and numerous family members and friends, Congressman Bill Posey pinned the Purple Heart Medal on this 84-year-old Army veteran, now living in Indialantic. Congressman Posey has long been an advocate of the U.S. military and veterans rights and has worked to correct errors and to set the record straight. “It is because of brave Americans like Frank Trent, and those he served with, that our nation and liberties have endured the test of time and can be passed on to future generations,” Congressman Posey said. SL

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Space Coast Honor Flights remember patriots of the past By linDA wigginS

Aging veterans face a brisk schedule when they board a Space Coast Honor Flight, but the honor is worth the flight. The volunteers who pay their own way to assist the veterans in their travels may get more out of it than the veteran who flies for free. This was the message at an Aug. 17 entertainment benefit to raise money for future flights, which cost $25,000 for the airplane to leave the tarmac. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mission was very well received,â&#x20AC;? Space Coast Honor Flight president Bill Welser said of the event turnout of more than 200 supporters and veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is very important that we let our World War II vets know how much we appreciate them before it is too late. The look on their faces, the tears of joy, tell us this is very worthwhile.â&#x20AC;? The event was a fundraiser hosted by Jack Smink of Rockledge. He and his wife, Karen, will board the March 2014 flight in honor of his father, a World War II veteran, now deceased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled to pieces to have his support,â&#x20AC;? said Teri Eno, community education coordinator for the all volunteer military support group. Both Enoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents are WWII veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack is now a part of our family.â&#x20AC;? More than 150 volunteers showed up pre-dawn Aug. 24 at the Wickham Park Senior Center to help veterans and their guardians board the bus for Orlando Airport and on to Washington, D.C. They also convene to train guardians before their trip, and to host the honored veterans as they debrief on their return. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21 events in support of the seven Honor Flights per year. â&#x20AC;˘ Veterans get to see the following as time allows: â&#x20AC;˘ Air Force Memorial â&#x20AC;˘ WWII Memorial â&#x20AC;˘ Korean War Memorial â&#x20AC;˘ Vietnam Memorial â&#x20AC;˘ Arlington National Cemetery â&#x20AC;˘ The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Changing of the Guard â&#x20AC;˘ Women in Military Services for America Memorial (at Arlington) â&#x20AC;˘ Iwo Jima (Marine Corps War Memorial)

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None for the money, entertainer only to volunteer By lindA WigginS

Jack Smink of Rockledge has retired, but rather than go quietly into that good night, he is starting an encore career. He hopes to land a position in public office to fulfill a lifelong dream. He has set his sights on the role of Brevard County District 2 Commissioner, an open seat as Chuck Nelson steps down next year after a two-term limit. “I have always been a businessman, and I don’t intend to change. I believe Brevard County is a business and it should be run like one,” Smink said. He’ll keep up with pet projects. He helped raise $6,000 of the $18,000 needed to put in a dog park in Rockledge, a project of the nonprofit Rockledge Recreation, Openspace and Conservation Foundation (ROC Foundation). Smink and his wife, Karen, are volunteers for the ROC Foundation, which partnered with the City of Rockledge to build the new dog park at Bob Anderson Park, at the corner of Clearlake and Pluckebaum roads. “We thought it was a great idea to have a destination for dogs and their owners to exercise and socialize,” said

Smink. His dog, Charley, is a major part of the Sminks’ life, with photos posted on websites and social media, and passersby frequently hollering out, “How’s Charley?” The dog park is one in a long line of causes Smink has hosted entertainment fundraising events to benefit. A scratch of the surface reveals missions like filling basic needs for those down on their luck, ending homelessness, tending to women’s health matters, honoring veterans. A recent benefit attracted a major donor to put World War II veterans on an Honor Flight to see Washington, D.C. war memorials and receive a hero’s welcome. Smink recently raised nearly $20,000 for the United Way of Brevard, and nearly $30,000 for the Daily Bread soup kitchen and homelessnessprevention facility. He has averaged $100,000 a year in the past two years since he decided to fold up shop, for a total of about $200,000. Smink plans to continue to host benefits even after he secures public office. “I am a big supporter of organizations and groups that help Brevard County become an even better place to live, and help people who can’t currently help themselves to one day become self-sufficient,” Smink said. “I will continue to host

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ever since I was young when I had to help my father because he became ill. I’ve always dreamed of being in office but I never had the opportunity. “I’ve shut down all my businesses and I’m not going to be involved in anything

other than volunteer work,” said Smink, currently putting in 10- to 12-hour days researching for his new role. “I simply made a decision not to wait any longer to live my dream. The time is now.” SL

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Attention ladies: The chef that cooked for NASA astronauts in their crew quarters can cook for you at the Ladies’ Day Out party hosted by Titusville’s North Brevard Senior Center. Although the emphasis will be on things of interest to women, men are welcome to attend. The chef extraordinaire is Dotti Kunde. A “plated” meal of turkey and spinach wraps complete with rice, black bean and feta cheese salad, as well as festive cranberry salad is on the menu. Bring the sweet tooth for Kunde’s dessert bar, which Cat Simkins, board member of the North Brevard Senior Center, describes as “famous.” “It is 16-feet long, with two 8-foot banquet tables pushed together and loaded with desserts,” Simkins said. Kunde said although her dessert bar varies, she expects this one to include chocolate truffles, peanut butter truffles, cheesecake and other goodies. The fun doesn’t stop there. “Vendors will be offering an assortment of items of interest to women for personal use and also to purchase as gifts,” Simkins said. “These include fashions, fragrances, food, jewelry and more.” Interested persons can sign up as SenioR life vendors. Dotti Kunde makes dishes for astronauts that are out of this world. There will be door prizes. Kunde has authored two cookbooks, “Cooking for the Astronauts, Volumes I and II.” They contain recipes she prepared for astronauts during the 24 years she cooked for them, 14 years as head chef. Copies of the books will be offered for sale at the luncheon. Of her recipes, Kunde said astronauts particularly enjoyed her cookies. “Chocolate chip was their favorite,” she said. For information about the books, visit: cookingfortheastronauts.com. Ladies Day Out will begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The North Brevard Senior Center is located at 909 Lane Avenue in Titusville. Tickets will be on sale at the Senior Center until Sept. 20. Tickets are $10. For information, about the event or becoming a vendor, call 321-268-9530 or 321-268-2333. Visit: nbbd.com/npr/nbsc. SL

Constitutional luncheon scheduled The Sons of the American Revolution is hosting the Daughters of the American Revolution for a Constitution Luncheon, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at The Tides, Patrick AFB on A1A. Call to order is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at served at noon. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. The speaker is Col. Pat Keane, USA retired, and his subject is “General George Washington’s Rustlers”. The cost is $15 and the meal choices are crispy crumb chicken breast or chef salad. Checks are to be payable to Brevard SAR. SL

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Bowl for the Troops provides counseling funds Women Reaching Women’s fifth annual Bowl for the Troops raised $4,000 for professional counseling for women and their children, either active military women or military spouses. WRW partners with Christopher Counseling to provide behavioral health services to help families who struggle to understand the effects of war on their loved one. For more information go to womenreachingwomenfl.org or call 321-704-0034.

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Penny Goode urges her peers to become adopt-a-grandparents to teens at Hacienda Girls Ranch, either by helping in the office or spending time teaching a skill.

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Penny Goode has a secret to happiness that she doesn’t want kept. She has “adopted” granddaughters to add to her brood and she wants her peers to experience the joy as well. Goode is a volunteer at Hacienda Girls Ranch, a group foster-care home and emergency shelter for girls troubled as a result of friction in their homes or having been abused, neglected or abandoned. Goode is spearheading a Grandparents Day recruitment drive to add to the number of adopted “grands” who can celebrate Grandparents Day locally, which this year falls on Sept. 8. “A lot of my friends and people I’ve been acquainted with for a long time do not have grandchildren, or don’t have grandchildren living near them, or even in the same state,” said Goode, who has lived in the Melbourne area for more than 50 years. “They can help out around the fringes to start with ― not everyone is built for directly helping youngsters who have experienced such hardship in their lives. Over time, if they want to, they can do more things with the girls,” she said. “Whether you are helping out in the office and freeing up staff members to provide direct services, or whether you are teaching the girls to crochet or modeling social skills, you are making a difference in your ‘granddaughter’s’ life.” Goode discovered how valuable volunteers are to community services

when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw the need to raise community awareness and reach others with helpful information, so she volunteered and later worked in that health field. Through volunteering, she experienced the joy of feeling needed; as a worker, she saw that many hands lightened the work load. The drive is a welcome one, said Christa Griffin, development specialist and volunteer coordinator for the local Brevard division of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, which runs Hacienda. The facility houses girls ages 12 to 17, as well as those ages 18 and older transitioning from foster care to independent living. CHS also coordinates case management and behavioral health services for half the children in protective custody, and provides behavioral healthcare, in-home clinical services and counseling from birth to age 17. CHS also provides Healthy Start voluntary inhome services to promote the health of moms and their babies. “We absolutely could not do what we do without volunteers,” Griffin said. Perhaps the greatest need of volunteer services is in the office ― Goode’s favorite task of the many she has filled over the years ― including answering phones, filing or shredding sensitive documents to protect the girls’ confidentiality, stuffing envelopes and meeting the public. Having motivated volunteers like Goode frees up Griffin to reach out to the community for more resources, a critical need, she said. According to CHS Brevard executive director Teresa Miles, the need for resources has never been greater. “We have experienced so many deep cuts in recent years, as have all nonprofits and governmental social service providers, while the need for services increases,” Miles said. “Having a bank of trained, motivated volunteers is the most effective way we have to stretch our resources to serve more children, youth and families.” For more information on volunteering, call 321-752-3170. SL

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