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New law bans texting while driving BY AUSTIN RUSHNELL As the use of smartphones has become more ubiquitous throughout today’s society, attitudes toward texting and driving have become more critical. According to a 2016 statistical data analysis produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver use of electronic devices by 2015 was actually on a decline. There was a notable spike in 2007 and 2008. That decline, however, was not reflected in a different area. In a statistical data chart documenting “Drivers Visibly Manipulating Handheld Devices,’’ the youngest bracket of drivers, 16 to 24 years old (in 2015), was actually on a significant increase from 2013 to the end of the research in 2015. If this trend has continued to the current year of 2019 (which in all likelihood it has since smartphones and handheld devices have become more available to the average consumer), more
drivers than ever on today’s roads might be texting and driving. This might be a frightening conclusion, but the percentages are in fact very low. In 2015, the highest recorded statistic of drivers texting and driving was only 4.9 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from the previous year. If that trend were to continue increasing until 2019, the percent of current distracted drivers might only be 5.3 percent of the drivers on the road today. Prompted by those statistics, Florida lawmakers have decided on a zerotolerance policy regarding texting and driving. On May 17, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that assures texting and driving to be a primary offense in Florida. This new law goes into effect July 1, with a warning phase beginning Oct. 1. Tickets will be issued starting Jan. 1. Under this new law, drivers can be pulled over primarily for texting and driving, rather than distracted driving being a secondary
offense to the primary reason a citizen is pulled over. “Under the current law, it is difficult for officers to develop probable cause to satisfy the threshold of issuing a citation for texting and driving,” said Sgt. Daniel Desormier of the Melbourne Police Department. “We are still working on our procedures for (enforcing the new law). There are many specifics in the new law to be taken into consideration for enforcement. We will also monitor court decisions and action from the State’s Attorney office as the new law is implemented statewide.” Desormier added that communities will be made aware of the new law and the risks involved with texting and driving. “Texting and driving — distracted driving of any kind — is dangerous,” Desormier said. “The Melbourne Police Department works year round to educate drivers
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just to be with you,” and they can go and stop Hattaway said. “I and apprehend a criminal can tell you my job suspect that we need to involves no stress take into custody.” when Copper’s The department also around.” has Kyra, the first female Copper also German Shepherd to knows when be utilized by the CPD. something is Hattaway added that “she potentially awry. has already helped to find Hattaway had to (illegal) drugs.” drive back and forth “The German Shepherds to Daytona Beach, have an innate ability to VIERA VOICE file photo and he was tired and say ‘oh, there's a smell,’ ” Last year, Brian De Los Santos was Kyra's stressed. Hattaway said. handler during the Space Coast K-9 competition. “Copper put his Hattaway handles head beside me the Copper, a black and tan Hattaway said. entire drive,” Hattaway said. Coonhound, who specializes But perhaps as much “He could sense that ‘today, in tracking and trailing help as anything is the you're a little different. I’m missing people. Copper companionship that Copper just going to watch over you.’ also is a therapy and public brings to Hattaway’s side. He can smell that chemical relations dog. “You get to go everywhere change in your body when “Copper can detect smell with your partner and it’s you're under stress.” that could be several hours your furry friend that cares For information on CPD’s old and, depending on about you that would go K9s, go to cocoafl.org. VV circumstances, a day old,” to the ends of the earth
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schools, and watching for pedestrians and bicyclists.” For more about the new law on texting and driving, read the bill in full at flsenate.gov/Session/ Bill/2019/00107. VV
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Loretta Fox is resurrecting the lost art of good manners, one tea party at a time. At the request of parents and grandparents familiar with her Creative Music, Art and Learning Center in Suntree, Fox has decided to offer a Family Manners and Tea workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 17. The cost for the workshop is $25 per child but, as a bonus, parents can participate for free. Aimed at youngsters from kindergarten through fourth grade, the event will offer a gentle introduction to the rapidly disappearing art of good manners. Wrapped around the fun of a tea party, the workshop will teach children the basic tenets of a polite society. “We’ll have a tea and VIERA VOICE Jill Blue MEANS we’ll talk about how to VIERA Loretta Fox guides Isabelle Pejie, center, and Lilly Pejie on the proper etiquette for a tea party. introduce themselves, how to sit at a table, how to setN E T W O R K I N G G R O U P Fox realizes that the owner and director of lemonade also will be a table, how to eat nicely, teaching manners in today’s available to go along with the Center. how to engage in quiet insult-ridden social media the cookies, crumpets and While the kids are conversation and how to world can seem somewhat tea sandwiches Fox plans to thank the hostess,” said Fox, welcome to enjoy tea, of an uphill battle. serve. “We forget to remind our children they need to be polite,” she said. “We forget Good manners, she to remind our added, are vital for harmonious interaction. children they “What would the world VIERA MEANS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP be like without manners?” need to be she asked. polite. What The Creative Music, Art and Learning Center is at would the world ANS BU E 1299 Bedford Drive, Suite S M C, in Suntree. To register be like without for the manners workshop manners?” and tea, call 321-255-0116. For more information, go to — Loretta Fox creativemusicart.com.V V OR
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Fingers crossed, Viera Boulevard ramps set to open BY MARIA SONNENBERG If the stars line up as expected, the access ramps to and from Interstate 95 at the Viera Boulevard diverging diamond interchange will be open for business just around the time you read this. “The access ramps to and from I-95 are scheduled to open in early July,” said Jessica Ottaviano, the communications specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 5. The project team is busy trying to finish minor details that involve areas of the interchange closest to the access ramps. “Leaving the ramps closed until completion will allow the team to safely finish all final activities, which include but are not limited to final paving and striping, sidewalks, signals and lighting work,” Ottaviano added. However, Ottaviano also noted that the milestone dates are estimates. “Weather and other unforeseen circumstances may affect these dates,” she said. The Space Coast’s first Interstate 95 diverging
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diamond interchange had a soft opening in February of this year, but drivers have yet to be able to access I-95 from Viera Boulevard. The $17 million project is expected to relieve congestion at the neighboring Fiske Boulevard and Wickham Road interchanges. A similar interchange is in the works farther south in the Palm Bay area. Sarasota has the distinction of being the first city in Florida with a diverging diamond interchange, which also happens to be the largest of its kind in the nation. The first DDI in the United States made its debut in Springfield, Missouri in 2009, but they have been used in France
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Viera High School graduate earns coveted Air Force opportunity BY AUSTIN RUSHNELL Growing up on the Space Coast offers rare opportunities to experience breathtaking rockets, to see the science of the Kennedy Space Center firsthand, and to get inspired by the hardworking men and women at Patrick Air Force Base. One local Viera resident, Julian Lawson, 22, took the inspiration of the Space Coast to heart. He recently was accepted as a Cyberspace Operations Officer into the United States Air Force. Lawson graduated from
Viera High School in 2015. Since then, he has pursued a career in the USAF. “My dad’s background was information technology,” Lawson said. “Based on my dad’s background alone and the coming future of technology, that’s where I wanted to go and that’s what put me into the IT field. At the same time, going into ROTC (with my degree) they selected my job based on my degree.” Lawson’s father, Sam Lawson, used to be a telecommunications manager at Kennedy Space Center. He inspired his son to
follow him in the same field. Lawson originally wanted to be a pilot in the USAF. Poor eyesight prevented him from realizing that dream since he would have needed expensive Lasik surgery. After graduating from high school, his father advised him to take an officer’s route into the military. That was through a college education and ROTC. Lawson attended Florida A&M University and he was dual-enrolled in the ROTC program at Florida State University. Currently, Lawson is waiting for orders to begin his officer training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi,
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Viera football loaded with old rivals, new opponents BY CARL KOTALA
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As a sophomore, Viera High's Bryce Norton became the first high school quarterback in Florida to throw for more than 3,000 yards and run for more than 1,000 yards since Tim Tebow in 2005. What's next for Norton in his junior season? Practice starts July 29 and the Hawks will face six new opponents in 2019.
Football Schedules VIERA FOOTBALL All games scheduled for 7 p.m. unless noted * District game Aug. 16 – Liberty (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 23 – at Cocoa Aug. 20 – Centennial Sept. 6 – Fort Dorchester (S.C.) Sept. 13 – Bye Sept. 20 – Rockledge Sept. 27 – at Harmony, 7:30 p.m.* Oct. 4 – DeLand Oct. 11 – Tohopekaliga* Oct. 18 – at St. Cloud* Oct. 25 – at Melbourne* Nov. 1 – at Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m.
HOLY TRINITY FOOTBALL All games at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 – MCC (Kickoff Classic) Aug. 23 – at Trinity Prep Aug. 30 – Seffner Christian Sept. 6 – at Orangewood Sept. 13 – Space Coast Sept. 20 – Eau Gallie Sept. 27 – Everglades Prep Oct. 4 – at Lake Highland Prep Oct. 11 – Coral Springs Charter Oct. 18 – Indian Rocks Oct. 25 – at Cocoa
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This year’s Viera High football schedule has a decidedly different look to it … and it’s not just because there are some new teams in the Hawks’ district. Practice for the 2019 season will begin July 29 with Viera hosting Liberty in its Kickoff Classic on Aug. 16. Although Viera will resume its non-district rivalry against Rockledge, the teams will not meet in the regular-season opener for the first time since 2012. Instead, the Hawks will open the season with another big, local nondistrict showdown on the
road at Cocoa in a game that should attract a lot of attention. Viera beat Cocoa for the first time in program history last season. After hosting Centennial on Aug. 30, the Hawks will host South Carolina’s Fort Dorchester in a rematch of a close game played in North Charleston last season. The Hawks will have a bye the following week before hosting Rockledge on Sept. 20, in yet another big matchup that should draw the attention of Brevard County football fans. Viera’s new Class 7A, District 5 schedule will start with a game on the road at Harmony on Sept. 27. That will be followed by a home
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game against DeLand, a district home game against Tohopekaliga and district road games at St. Cloud and Melbourne. After playing each other in the past two Kickoff Classics, the Hawks and the Vero Beach Indians will square off in another big non-district game to close out the regular season. For the third consecutive year, that game will be played in Vero Beach. Having won five consecutive district titles, the Hawks should be favored to make it six in a row even though the district lineup has changed to include Harmony, Tohopekaliga and St. Cloud. Viera coach Derek Smith said he always sets up his schedule with the postseason in mind, but he put this one together with one very specific team in mind. Any team in the region that wants to get to the state title game is going to have to get past defending champ Lakeland. “I like the order that we have, creating some excitement by opening this year with Cocoa,” Smith said. “We’ve got some different non-district opponents this year that are tougher. “I tried to find teams that might emulate Lakeland High School. We’re going to have to go through the defending state champions to get to (the state title game) so I needed to find teams that had their same style offense, had their same style of defense. “I’m excited about this year’s schedule.” Of the 11 teams Viera will play (including the Kickoff Classic) next season, only five were on the Hawks’ 2018 schedule, which should be exciting for the players who will get to experience something new, while also preparing themselves for the playoffs. “Absolutely,” Smith said. “Kids … they like to see what different stadiums look like. They like to see what a different team’s uniform looks like. And obviously, they want to play different people.” VV
Holy Trinity will play Cocoa, three other Brevard County schools in 2019 BY CARL KOTALA If there is one thing that jumps out about this year’s upcoming Holy Trinity Tigers 2019 football schedule, it’s the names of all the Brevard County opponents they will be facing. Melbourne Central Catholic. Space Coast. Eau Gallie. And here’s the biggie … Cocoa. Yes, Cocoa. Coming off the most successful season in program history — including the firstever playoff game win — Holy Trinity coach Nate Hooks Jr. has certainly stepped things up for 2019. “It’s a very competitive schedule,” Hooks said. “I’m pleased with it. The new playoff system makes you conscious now of who you schedule. It has to be very strategic.” After going to a points system that had the Tigers sweating out whether they would qualify for the playoffs last season — and causing controversy in other parts of the state as well — the FHSAA has adopted a new playoff system for 2019. The state will be using a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) formula that will be based not just on a team’s own winning percentage (35 percent), but its opponent’s winning percentage (35 percent) and its opponent’s opponents’ winning percentage (30 percent) to determine the rankings. In other words, who you play really will matter if you want to earn a spot in the playoffs.
“What you do when you have the most successful season in the history of the school is you build on it. ” — Nate Hooks Jr. Holy Trinity will open practice on July 29 and open its season with the Kickoff Classic on Aug. 17 at home against rival Melbourne Central Catholic. The Tigers will play their first regular-season game on the road against Trinity Prep on Aug. 23, followed by a home game against Seffner Christian and a road game at Orangewood. That’s when the schedule gets really interesting for Holy Trinity — and Brevard
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Running back Larry Hill and the Holy Trinity Tigers are coming off their best season ever. This year's schedule includes four Brevard County teams, including a big one with Cocoa in October.
County football fans — as the Tigers will host Space Coast and then Eau Gallie on Sept. 13 and 20. A third consecutive home game will feature Everglades Prep, followed by a road game at Lake Highland Prep and two more home games against Coral Springs Charter and Indian Rocks. On Oct. 25, the Tigers will visit Cocoa, which has won four state championships and been to three state title games in a row. With a bye week coming the following week — the last week of the regular season — Hooks is hoping his team’s performance and its strength of schedule will be good enough to earn the Tigers a top seed and first-round bye in the Class 3A playoffs. Either way, the fact that Holy Trinity will get a chance to test itself against four teams from Brevard County is something Hooks and the Tigers are very much looking forward to. “Those games are huge for us,” Hooks Jr. said. “The success that we had last year … we’ve enjoyed that. We’ve celebrated that. But that was last year. “What you do when you have the most successful season in the history of the school is you build on it. But it has nothing to do with this particular season. Each season is its own animal. “… I’m excited about it. I can’t wait until camp starts.”VV
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Brevard Panthers girls lacrosse club team helps players improve BY CARL KOTALA The Brevard Panthers girls lacrosse club team offers a little bit of everything for high school and middle school players who can’t get enough of the sport they love. “There are many reasons (why girls) play club lacrosse in the summer,” said Florida Tech women’s lacrosse coach McKenzie Rafferty, who also coaches the Panthers. “Sometimes, it’s just for fun. Sometimes, it’s to be seen by college coaches. So, each one of these girls is playing for a different reason. “We understand who wants to try to play at the next level and (we’re) trying to promote them and encourage them to be seen. And for the girls who just want to have fun, it’s making sure they’re on the field and they’re playing the best that they can to make other people shine at the same time.” Viera High rising junior Brooke Halfacre didn’t start playing goalie until last season when she was on the Hawks’ JV team. Now that she’s planning on moving up to the varsity next season, the Panthers offer her the
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Holy Trinity's Blair Agee, left, and Viera's Brooke Halfacre are spending their summer playing for the Brevard Panthers, a traveling girls lacrosse team that features 45 players from around the county. The team is coached by Florida Tech's McKenzie Rafferty.
perfect chance to not only improve her skills in goal by getting college-level coaching, but to also be seen by college coaches. “I wanted to keep up with lacrosse throughout the summer so I didn’t lose the skills I already had,” Halfacre said. “And I just enjoy playing lacrosse. It keeps me busy.” Holy Trinity rising junior Blair Agee, meanwhile, isn’t
sure if she wants to play in college. She was considering playing for a team in Orlando, but decided to play for the Panthers this summer to be closer to her friends. “I wanted the good coaching and they have it here,” Agee said. “I also wanted to play with my friends and a lot of them are playing for this team. It makes it a lot more fun.”
The Panthers are now enjoying their second season connected to the Florida Tech women’s program. They played three tournaments in June and will put on a clinic in August. Bob Staerk, the club’s director (his wife, Alison, is Viera’s JV coach and an assistant Panthers coach), said there are plans for a fall ball team. A trip to Maryland to play in showcase tournaments is being discussed. Members of this year’s team include two players from Edgewood — Caroline Zeek and Catherine Zeek. Representing Holy Trinity are: Agee; Nicole Grillo; Alexa Grillo; Anna-Katherine Harmon; Hope Valenti; Victoria Nelson and Brianna Ramnath. There are seven players from Melbourne — Alexia Allen; Emmaleigh Annas; Rachel Deal; Megan Dennis; Brooklynn Pariso and Sarah Rathburn; and Madison Ruqus. Charlotte Chamberlin, a rising sixth grader is on the team, along with Mallory Marconi of Rockledge, Maeve Chamberlin of Satellite and Delaney Penn of West Shore.
The Viera High contingent consists of: Halfacre; Lia Arbeeny; Caroline Covert; Sophia Del Pozo; Ellie Disciullo; Amy Dukeshire; Gabriella Echevarria; Lexi Fischer; Lindsey Flay; Anabelle Jimenez; Vanna Kasbarian; Anie Kasbarian; Allie Markwerth; Adyson Martinez; Chelsea Paglia; Jordan Raver; Bella Rayha; Lainey Rebola; Alexa Roberts; Soleil Schmidt; Brianna Staerk; Reese Starrett; Breanna Sullivan; Sophia Wargo and Madison West. With the opportunity to get the kind of coaching that will make not only players, but Brevard County teams, better it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Panthers’ program continue to grow in the coming years. “I think anytime you have a team or a program, like this one, it’s extremely encouraging to girls who are committed to playing at the high school level,” Rafferty said. “It just shows them there are opportunities to play at the collegiate level as well.” For more information on the Panthers, go to Brevardlax.com. VV
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Viera-Suntree Little League All-Star season is under way BY CARL KOTALA The Viera-Suntree Little League All-Star season is already off to a good start … and there is more to come. Baseball and softball district tournaments began in mid-June for some age groups, with others starting toward the end of month and running into July. Among the teams just getting their district events underway were Juniors baseball, which began June 28 at Viera Regional Park in a double-elimination format that could run through July 5. VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala Majors baseball also Viera-Suntree Little League Senior All-Star second baseman Mikey Rappucci prepares to field a ground ball during last month's district began play June 28 and tournament game against Eau Gallie Little League. could run through July 5. Those games will be played at Rodes Park in West Carter; Lindsey Daly; Lydia Allen Melbourne. Dexter; Sara Fentress; Ava Majors Softball (team The VSLL Seniors hosted Griggs; Jessalyn Jordan; combined with SBLL and their baseball sectional at Isabella Kapatoes; Kaitlyn BSLL) VRP on June 29. The 9-11 Peedin; Riley Ravenscroft; Cadyn Ennen; Morgan softball team, a combination Olivia Smith; Isabella Galvin; Danielle Matthews; of players from the VSLL Thurner and Arianna Jessie Panossian and Hayley and Eau Gallie Little League, Vega. Manager: Dan Power. Manager: Chuck played its sectional on June Jordan,Valentinna Worden. Ennen 29, in Port St. Lucie. 9-11 Softball (team Juniors Softball (team For coverage of this year’s combined with EGLL) combined with RLL and All-Star tournaments go to Zoey Allen; Ella Brand; PBFP) vieravoice.com. Maddey Cruse; Kaitlyn Daphne Aravena; Alyssa Here’s a list of this year’s Farinhas; Taylor Holtz, Shae Blood; Abigail Bolton; VSLL All-Stars: Janke, Erin Lynch, Kendall Mckenna Connelly; Ava 8-10 Softball Mix, Autumn Reynolds and Hensley; Marissa Leoni; Sienna Adams; Madison Ava Teply. Manager: Josh Amaya Pitt; Alexa Smith;
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Watch skillful pro golfers to pick up quick tips BY DAVID D. HORST No members of the Viera East Men’s Golf Association will play in the U.S. Open, let alone win a golf tournament of that magnitude like Gary Woodland. But, we can learn a few things that might help our golf game. During the final nine holes of the U.S. Open, I watched errant shots by some of golf’s best players. Their ability to save par or just post bogey after an errant tee shot was something to admire. Golf’s best players are great because they have developed their short game. Their ability to navigate through a sand trap or difficult rough sets them apart. Tony Hines, VEMA’s tournament director, used a 1, 2, 3 method of
counting scores on each hole during a fun, four-man team event on May 30. For example, the first hole of the Viera East Golf Course is a par 5. In the 1, 2, 3 format, only one low score is used. The next hole is a par 4 and the two lowest scores were counted. It goes on from there. The team of Dennis Lamb, Jack Webb, John Gulla and Steven Wing prevailed. Three teams tied for second place. Bob Urban, Horst, Lorenzo Battle and a blind draw; Bill Scholtens, Hines, Bill Oakley and Tom Peceny; and Gerry Adams, Freddie Baltazar, John Moriarty and Dick Mays. Fred Thompson on No. 4, Mike Schmitt on No. 7, Baltazar on No. 13 and J.J. Galambos on No. 16 were closest-to-the-pin.
VEMA honored D-Day during its June 6 tournament, which was an individual stableford scoring match with everyone in a flight. Several VEMA members are military veterans. Ross Shiffrin, Randy Sweany and Bruce Ames were the top three in the A Flight. Simon Cole, Lamb and Schmitt were the top three in the B Flight. Baltazar, Horst and David Hill were the top three in the C Flight. In the D Flight, Gulla, Wilson Butler and Fred Bogle were the top three. Peceny, Gary Koch and Mike Hatchee were the top three in the E Flight. Craig Smith on No. 4, Bogle on No. 7, Galambos on No. 13 and Gary Shiffrin on No. 16 were closest-to-the-pin. VV
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Today’s students have more access to education than ever, thanks to hardworking teachers who help build strong communities and shape young minds for leading the future. It’s an unfortunate fact, however, that many teachers feel that their pay does not adequately compensate them for their jobs. Earlier this month, two students from McNair Middle School, Hayden Mucha, 13, and Addison Thurn, 12, decided to organize a protest against the school board in response to a recent decision by Superintendent Mark Mullins. Mullins rejected a plan proposed to the school board
that would raise teacher pay in Brevard County, in direct opposition to the Brevard Federation of Teachers, led by President Anthony Colucci. After the initial rejection in May, Colucci issued a warning in a local report. “We will have our teachers out in full force in their red shirts, and we will deliver our argument again.” The efforts of Hayden and Addison helped to organize just such a reaction. On June 14, teachers, students and parents were out in their full display of red shirts and picketing signs to demand higher wages. “I’ve been teaching for 24 years, and there’s been a transition of policies here at the district that I have now
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part. Yet, here I am stuck at 14 years at my base pay.” The Brevard School Board, located at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, usually is not open on Friday when the protest was held. It was unavailable for comment. The Board will issue a statement about the protest in the future. VV
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Dixie Smith Smith was named Student of the Month by seventhgrade teachers for character qualities of cooperation/ sportsmanship. “Dixie always does what is asked of her, and is an exemplary role model for
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Viera graduate’s road to college filled with music … and auditions BY CARL KOTALA Waiting to find out of if you’ve been accepted into the college you’ve applied to can be a nervous time for any high school senior. But for Viera High’s Hannah Bedard, a French horn player with a desire to major in music … that was just the half of it. “It was kind of nervewracking because most kids … you apply to the school and you hope you get in,” she said. “But for me, I had to apply to the school, hope I get in, and then also apply to the music schools and hope I get in.” Bedard, who ultimately chose the University of Florida, was accepted academically by all eight schools she applied to. Four schools were backups in case the music program didn’t work out. The other four — Florida, Florida State, Stetson
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want to make that mess up as miniscule as possible. It is a true performance.” As it turned out, Bedard had her choice of schools. She was accepted by all of them. She chose to become a Gator. “All the schools I got into have really good music programs,” she said. “What set Florida apart was probably just the number of signs I was getting and how much I clicked with the horn professor, Dr. (Paul) Basler. “He’s a phenomenal player, composer and just a very personable individual. I really clicked with him when I had a lesson prior to my audition. And when I came
to my audition, he greeted me with such a friendly smile, like we were old-time friends. “It was just really cool. I felt really good about it. There were just a lot of signs between him, my scholarship … it was really wild. A year ago, if me from the future said, ‘Yeah, you’re going to go to UF,’ I would say they were totally crazy. I just never thought about it.” Although she has been playing the French horn for six years, Bedard said it wasn’t until her junior and senior years that she became completely invested in making music her future. She will be going into a
four-year program where she will not only get her bachelor’s degree in music, but also a master’s degree in management. “It’s an accelerated music degree and then your senior year is mainly (working toward) the master’s,” she said. “It’s definitely going to be a lot of work, but because I really would like to do arts administration or be a professor one day, I think it could really give me a leg up on some things. “I’m really excited about it.” Bedard’s advice to anyone preparing for a college music audition is to pick pieces that will be challenging — but not too challenging — and that will impress the professors or anyone listening. “I think if someone doesn’t know a lot about music schools, they may not understand the preparation that goes into these auditions,” she said. “It’s very similar to someone preparing for that big championship game. “And in a sense, it’s even more daunting. You don’t get to re-do your auditions. That’s it. You can re-audition, but that’s a year from that time. So that one audition determined for me if I got in, the amount of money I would be offered and sometimes even what music groups you’re placed in for the following school year. “It really is a one-shot, bull’s-eye chance.” And she nailed it. VV
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Viera Charter School begins expansion in September BY WENDY SCHEURING With a 4.6-acre land deal set to close with the Viera Company on Aug. 23, the Viera Charter School will begin its plans to expand its campus this September. More security, expanded athletic facilities and more classrooms are part of the plan. “We’re going to have the school gated for the safety of the kids,” said Robert Jordan Jr., the president and chairman of the Board of Viera Charter School, Inc. Additional security features will include more cameras installed on the premises of the school. Jordan also is chairman, president and CEO of RLJ Enterprises, Inc. in Titusville. The school also will feature a new main entrance way and a shared driveway with a Viera Company yet to be named. The school’s parking lot will be expanded and accessible from Judge Fran Jamieson Way.
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“We plan to break ground in early September,” Jordan said. “As it stands now, construction should be complete by early July. We will then have a month to get the buildings furnished.” Thirty new classrooms will permit the school to increase its current student population of 1,050 students to 1,562 students for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school will feature a new cafeteria, serving lunches earlier in the school day. The new gymnasium will seat 650 students in pullout bleachers. In addition to athletic events, it will be used for graduation ceremonies and plays. A running track and a multi-use field for soccer and baseball also will be added. Existing buildings will
be refurbished and the vestibule area will be enlarged. A gathering place for teachers, an IT area and an enhanced administration area also will be part of the plan. “The design we had was very cramped and not a good flow to get the job done,” Jordan said. “We had coffee machines and teachers’ cubies next to the principal’s
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Hurricane Report Hurricane evacuation always a tough decision BY CHRIS BONANNO Should Viera and Suntree residents evacuate in the event of a hurricane? The answer to that largely depends on circumstance. First, some good news:
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to power. If your health depends on either of those two, make sure you’re going somewhere where you can do that.” In general, with VieraSuntree being a relatively new community, it has an advantage in that the majority of structures were built after Hurricane Andrew. Tougher building codes were mandated VIERA VOICE photo There are times when Viera and following the storm that devastated portions of South Suntree residents need to evacuate before a hurricane strikes. Florida in 1992. or not you need to take some “If you’re in an older-built home, look at the connection additional measures. Or, points in your house. So, how what we call mitigation.” strong is your roof? How Ken Graham, the director old is your roof? If you can of the National Hurricane add tie-downs, if you need Center, notes that a lot of the to add tie-downs. Those are decision-making progress things that are out there that comes down to having you can get. Make sure your the right information and envelope is safe so make whether or not residents sure your building is safe so are comfortable based upon your windows are covered. what they know. Your doors are safe, your “The biggest thing is to doors are stronger. If you’re be safe and it goes back to not sure what that is, lots knowing your risk,” Graham of companies do a windmitigation inspection where added. “If you’re in a structure that’s not strong, they’ll actually come out and look at those connection it’s best to have a place to go points and tell you whether to find a better shelter.” VV
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Meteorologists use technology to track storms with more accuracy BY CHRIS BONANNO Meteorologists are excited about both the present and future of tropical cyclone forecasting. The rationale for that excitement can be seen clearly when looking at the success rate of the National Hurricane Center. It has been close with the forecast and the actual tracks of some recent storms. “I think over the last couple of hurricane seasons, thankfully with better technology, better modeling has put out pretty accurate forecasts for Maria, Florence, Michael,” said Dan Brown, a senior hurricane specialist and the warning coordination meteorologist with the NHC. “They’re not always going to be that perfect, and we do have to consider that uncertainty. But, it shows how far we’ve come with our track forecasting.’’ “The track forecasts have gotten better pretty much every year,” said Phil Klotzbach, a research
scientist at Colorado State University, which produces renowned seasonal tropical cyclone forecasts, on which he is the lead author. “There’s actually been some discussion from (NHC tropical analysis and forecast branch chief) Chris Landsea and others at the (National) Hurricane Center that we might be reaching the limits of what we can do and say with a one- or twoday forecast.” The hope is that the NHC will soon be able to issue six- and seven-day forecasts in their tropical cyclone forecast tracks, which are issued every six hours and at 11 a.m. and p.m. and 5 a.m. and p.m. when a tropical cyclone is active in the Atlantic basin. Currently, the forecast tracks only go out five days. “We at the (National) Hurricane Center have been making six- and seven-day forecasts in house now for a few hurricane seasons. I think it’s something we’re going to see in the future,” Brown said. “We do see
that the model guidance has continued to improve. We’ve gone back and looked at the average track errors on those six- and sevenday forecasts that we’ve made. And, they’re about as good as the four- and five-day forecasts were about 15 years ago when we introduced those. So, the skill is getting better. Perhaps the area in which forecasters hope to most improve forecasting is with respect to a storm’s intensity. That room for improvement also can be seen in recent forecasts. “You look at Michael, look at Florence. The track is really close,” Graham said. “We still struggle with the intensity and there’s more science and there’s more research that we need to do to get that into the intensity forecasts. We measure the ocean temperature that’s usually at the surface. Well, what’s happening 100 feet below, 200 feet below? We need to get more of those parameters into the models. The upper atmosphere, all
Phil Klotzbach, the lead forecaster with Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project. The Tropical Meteorology Project produces one of the most renowned seasonal forecasts for the Atlantic basin each year at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach in May. “An average season has about six hurricanes and three major hurricanes,’’ Klotzbach said. “So, it’s a little bit below average, but not massively below.” Klotzbach said, “there’s two big factors that went into that. The first big one is El Niño, which is warmer than normal water in the eastern and tropical Pacific. Right now, we have what is known as a weak El Niño. So, it’s El Niño, but it’s not particularly strong. What you basically have is El Niño conditions tend to increase upper-level winds that tear apart hurricanes. The million dollar question that we asked in April and we’re still asking now is ‘is that El Niño going to persist?’ And, if you look at the models, there’s a lot of spread.” There’s a fair bit of uncertainty with this seasonal forecast, according to Klotzbach. “I don’t think we really know what ENSO’s going to do,’’ Klotzbach said. “The majority say maybe more El
Niño-like, but there’s a lot of uncertainty. Obviously, if the atmosphere gets more El Niño-like, it would mean fewer Atlantic hurricanes because it increases the shear.” Still, it only takes one storm to make a season. Ken Graham, the National Hurricane Center director, notes this was the case with one storm that was the first of the season in late August. That was unusual. “Back in 1992, (it) was an El Niño year where you hardly had any hurricanes,’’ Graham said. “We got Hurricane Andrew, so I turn to history to think about the messaging.’’ Additionally, El Niño isn’t all good news for Central Florida. Tornado outbreaks during the winter have come during El Niño years. V V
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of that needs to get in there to help us with the intensity forecast.” Seasonal forecasting in which meteorologists try to predict how many storms will form and to what intensity they’ll reach each year also will continue to have its share of difficulties, according to Klotzbach. “Every seasonal forecast, especially in April, is really
hard and even in June is tricky,” Klotzbach said. “Now, we have climate models that will predict kind of what the large-scale conditions are going to look like during the season. Those models do have reasonable levels of skill, which give us some clue as to how active a season’s going to be and we also have better historical data sets.” VV
El Niño, La Niña jolt Florida throughout year in many different ways BY CHRIS BONANNO
The Pacific Ocean is a long way from Florida, but it’s role in affecting Florida’s weather can’t be downplayed. The warming or cooling of water temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean impacts weather in Viera and Suntree quite a bit. A big factor in whether or not the Atlantic hurricane season has a lot of activity is the difference in water temperatures thousands of miles away. The unusual warmth of those waters is called El Niño, while the phenomenon that produces cooler than normal water temperatures is referred to as La Niña. Combined, they are part of what is called the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. Traditionally, El Niño seasons lead to less activity during the Atlantic hurricane season. La Niña years can lead to increased activity in the basin. This is due to the fact that El Niño causes increased wind shear in the basin, which helps to inhibit tropical cyclone development. As for this year’s forecast? “We called for a total of 13 named storms. Of those 13, five (will) become hurricanes. And, of those five, two (will) become major Category 3, 4, 5 hurricanes (with) winds of 111 mph or greater,” said
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Apollo 11 brings back fond local memories BY R. NORMAN MOODY It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong called mission control from the lunar surface: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,” as Apollo 11 lunar module touched down. That first manned lunar landing captured the attention of the world and now is drawing memories of a feat that left millions of people spellbound. Spectators from around the world packed into Kennedy Space Center, lined causeways, roadsides and beaches along the Space Coast to get a glimpse of the launch of Apollo 11 atop a Saturn V rocket. Millions more watched on black and white television sets or listened on radios as the lunar module, with just 30 seconds of fuel left, touched down on the lunar surface on an area that was
“I got hired on. I didn’t even know what a lunar module was. I went home and told my wife, ‘I’m working on something that’s going to the Moon.’ ” —Marty Winkel
named the Sea of Tranquility. It was July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited the Moon. Launched July 16, the three astronauts returned safely to Earth July 24. That first of six landings on the Moon came just eight years after President John F. Kennedy issued the challenge of putting humans on the Moon and returning them safely before the decade was over. That challenge came only 20 days after the first American, Alan Shepard, was launched into space May 5, 1961. Hundreds of thousands of aerospace workers were part of meeting Kennedy’s challenge, designing and building Saturn V, the 6-million-pound,
363-foot long rocket. Today, it remains the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, at 7.5 million pounds of thrust. Marty Winkel watched the liftoff from atop a 12-foot structure that once stood outside the Vehicle Assembly Building. He was an electronic technician on the lunar module launched with Apollo 11. “I watched the launch from a unique position,” Winkel said. “It’s kind of hard to describe. It was so monumental. You knew it was history being made. We’re going to the Moon.” Winkel worked for the Grumman company at the time. He started working in the space program before the first Saturn V launch until the last Space Shuttle launch in July 2011, completing 42 years in the space industry. It was shortly after returning from Vietnam, where he served with the U.S. Marine Corps between 1964 and 1965, that he went to work in aerospace. “I got hired on,” he said. “I didn’t even know what a lunar module was. I went home and told my wife, ‘I’m working on something that’s going to the Moon.’ ” Through a series of training and certifications, Winkel soon became a lead electronic technician on the lunar module, which is the part that landed on the Moon with Armstrong and Aldrin. It was dubbed the Eagle. Other aerospace workers, like Winkel, still take great pride in the work they did and in having part of history being made. “I don’t think at the time we realized the importance of what we were doing,” said Jack Hoffman, who then was working as a pad leader. At the time of the Apollo 11 launch, Hoffman, of Merritt Island, was working for Chrysler but was on loan to Grumman, working on tests in the altitude chamber. He worked on the processing of Apollo 10, 11, and 12. “We were a bunch of ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” he said.
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The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifts off at 9:32 a.m. EDT July 16, 1969 from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.
Neil A. Armstrong, left, Commander Michael Collins, Module Pilot and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot, were the Apollo 11 astronauts. Armstrong and Aldrin were the first humans to walk on the surface of the Moon.
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Test your Apollo 11 knowledge! BY MARIA SONNENBERG Hello, space cadets! In July, the orl an re ar in partic lar — celebrates the 50th anniversary o the rst Moon lan ing. ere s some trivia to add to your space sa iness.
Hoffman said there were so many that had a role in the Apollo program. Every part was very important to the success, regardless of what job they held. “We couldn’t get complacent,” he said. “Good enough never is.” Hoffman, 83, who retired in 1996, said that as he reflects, he feels proud about his role. He now volunteers one day a week as a docent at KSC’s Apollo Saturn V Center, answering questions and telling visitors about the Apollo program and the rocket. “I’m not sure we realized how significant it was both historically and technically,’’ he said. Just being a part of the workforce at Kennedy Space Center, even if not directly on the Apollo program at the time, was enough to feel that sense of accomplishment as part of one big NASA team. “You just feel that you are a part of it,” said Paul Quandt, a chemical engineer who was working for Chrysler at KSC. Quandt, who lives in Cocoa, worked at KSC from 1964 until 1996, part of the time on ground hydraulics and the swing arm on the launch pad.
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Astronaut Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. prepares to deploy the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) during the Apollo 11 lunar surface extra-vehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong took this picture with a 70mm lunar surface camera. During the flight, the EASEP was stowed in the Lunar Module’s scientific equipment bay. Aldrin removed the EASEP from its stowed position.
1. What was the name of the rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon? 2. Why were the spectators so far away from the launch site? 3. How tiny was Neil Armstrong’s “one small step?” 4. Speaking of one small step, what did Armstrong really say when he stepped on the Moon? 5. Which of the three astronauts aboard Apollo 11 did not step on the Moon in 1969? 6. Which astronaut had a song written about him 7. How much did the Apollo program cost 8. How powerful were the Apollo 11 computers? VIERA VOICE Courtesy of NASA
9. What was the cuisine like on the Moon for Aldrin and Armstrong
Astronaut Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 extra-vehicular activity (EVA) on the Moon’s surface.
10. How about drinks? 11. Who made the famous ag that was planted on the Moon? 12. What is on the plaque Armstrong and Aldrin le on the Moon?
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This gold replica of an olive branch, the traditional symbol of peace, was left on the Moon’s surface by Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong. He was in charge of placing the small replica, less than half a foot in length, on the Moon. The gesture represented a fresh wish for peace for all mankind.
“It was like going to work every day, but it was not like work because there were interesting things to do every day,” he said. “You felt that you were a part of it.” Quandt said that being a part of the space program was very satisfying for a young man from Central Illinois, who attended a one-room school in the eighth grade. “I went from farming with horses to launching rockets,” he said. Those Apollo program engineers and technicians said it was indeed a unique experience preparing and launching rockets. Winkel, 74, said his part in the Apollo program was special because he worked on the lunar module. “It was literally the first space vehicle,” he said. He said he would be driving to work and could hear reports on the radio about what his team had done the day before and what they would be working on that day or coming days. Because so many were following the program, there also would be newspaper reports on the progress. “That to me was so unique,” Winkel said. “On how many jobs can you see a multi-million-dollar craft being launched?” VV
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The three Apollo 11 crew members await pickup by a helicopter from the USS Hornet, the prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The fourth man in the raft is a United States Navy underwater demolition team swimmer. All four men are wearing biological isolation garments. The astronauts splashed down about 12 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii and only 12 nautical miles from the USS Hornet.
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Pat Collins, left, Jan Armstrong and Joan Aldrin, the wives of the Apollo 11 astronauts, greet their husbands on arrival at Ellington Air Force base near Houston, Texas. The crew still were under a 21-day quarantine in a Mobile uarantine Facility, which served as their home until they reached the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) Lunar Receiving Laboratory.
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Television broadcast of Apollo 11 inspired future astronaut BY WINSTON SCOTT AS TOLD TO MARIA SONNENBERG I know exactly where I was on July 20, 1969. I was in my parentâ€™s living room, at home from college, following my freshman year. I was alone watching the grainy black and white TV pictures of Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descending to the lunar surface. My parents were at work and I cannot remember where my brother was. This event occurred before I ever gave serious thought to pursuing a career in aviation/aerospace and eventually becoming an astronaut! I, at that time, was studying to become a professional musician. I was fascinated by the Moon landing and, I believe, mildly wishing I could do something similar but I gave no serious thought to actually doing it! It is fascinating where fate often takes us. The seed for space flight must have been planted in my mind because I later studied engineering, became a U.S. Naval Aviator and NASA astronaut completing two space flights. The Moon landings are arguably the greatest human accomplishments of all time. I am honored to have participated, as a space shuttle astronaut, in two space flights. Likewise, I am excited about the return of American astronauts to space following launch from U.S. soil. Unlike that first Moon landing, the small steps will be made by many diverse individuals and the giant leaps for mankind will continue with America leading the exploration of space. VV
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Astronaut Winston E. Scott, a mission specialist, logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space during his career. He served on two space shuttle missions in 1996 and 1997.
More facts about Winston Scott Winston Scott served as a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions, STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997. He logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. From 2003 to 2006, Scott was executive director of the Florida Space Authority, based at Kennedy Space Center. Concurrently, he was a part-time Florida Tech faculty member, teaching aeronautics courses. Scott began his career in the U.S. military. Following Naval Aviation Officer Candidate
School, Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California and tactical jet training, Scott was assigned as a fighter pilot to Fighter Squadron Eighty Four flying the F-14 Tomcat fighter. He subsequently served as a test pilot at the Naval Aviation Depot in Jacksonville. He accumulated more than 5,000 hours of flight time and more than 200 shipboard landings. Scott retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain. He currently is special assistant to the president at the Florida Institute of Technology. VV
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Viera Petworks is teaming up with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Center to help dogs in need. The local pet store, which opened in March, has donated several hundred pounds of kibble to animal shelters in Melbourne, according to owner Julia Duncan. “We also hold quarterly towel drives and collect towels for the shelter. Just recently we collected two van loads of donated towels in a single week,” Duncan said. The center is a no-kill animal shelter for the second year in a row. Adoption fees for dogs are just $25, which includes spay or
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neuter service, a rabies shot, heartworm tests and initial vaccinations. For senior adopters, the adoption is free for all dogs 6 and older. Cat adoptions are free. Viera Petworks specializes in non-processed dog food. The pet store sells all-natural, organic dog food without fillers. Duncan said that her goal with Viera Petworks is to listen to pet owners, and not just sell dog food. “Sometimes, I'll spend a half hour with a customer talking about their pet,” Duncan said. “We try to get the right food into the pet for the right reasons.” Duncan believes in the philosophy that better nutrition and diet makes for
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Beaches free of trash. Don’t put cigarette butts on the beach and trails. The same goes for dog waste, which is loaded with harmful bacteria. • Bring a container for leftovers while dining out. This cuts down on single-use plastics. Don’t use straws. Because of a pivotal vote, there is a solid restoration plan based on science to help the Indian River Lagoon. After two years, the progress is apparent. More than 130 projects such as converting septics to sewer, upgrading sewage treatment, removing muck, cleaning storm water and reestablishing natural shorelines have helped the IRL. For more information, go to HelpTheLagoon.org or Facebook.com/BIRLC. VV
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National Postal Worker Day
6 - 7:45 p.m. Tragedy Assistance Program for Military Family Survivors Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree, 321-255-4404
Arctic Blast Tuesdays
11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday, giant ice cubes will be dropped into the Paws On Play Lagoon. The ice will melt quickly, so be sure to arrive on time. Brevard Zoo 8225 N. Wickham Rd. Viera, 321-254-9453
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ten weeks, six themes. All weeks include two days of wet clay, a day of pottery technique, two days of mixed media and crafts. ClayZ Arts 634 Barnes Boulevard Rockledge, 321-453-4848
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join the city of Rockledge at the McLarty Park event. It features games and activities. Lunch only costs $1. McLarty Park Rockledge, 321-221-7540
Summer Art Classes
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Space Coast Farmers Market Brevard Federated 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Republican Women Local artists, crafts, fresh produce and much more. Larry Schultz Park 2560 Fiske Blvd. Rockledge, 321-961-2732
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monthly luncheon meeting. Speaker will be Karen Jaroch, Southeast Regional Director from the Heritage Action Foundation. Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, 321-727-1212
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9 - 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays 7777 N. Wickham Rd. Suntree, 321-777-7556
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5 - 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays 10 percent of all sales go to a charitable organization. Pizza Gallery & Grill 2250 Town Center Ave. Viera, 321-633-0397
9 - 10 a.m. Wednesdays Free complimentary yoga with a certified instructor. The Avenue Central Park 2261 Town Center Ave. Viera, 321-634-5390
1 - 3 p.m. Workshop for those who are writing or interested in writing. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree, 321-255-4404
All American Pet Photo Day
11 a.m. - Noon One or more books will be read and a craft is done. Ages 2 & up, with an adult. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree, 321-255-4404
Violinist Char Good “Influences” Rockledge Country Club 1591 S. Fiske Blvd. Rockledge, 321-636-6022
Promotes and enhances balance, flexibility, strength, agility, relaxation and clarity of mind. $10 a class. Rockledge Gardens 2153 U.S.1 Rockledge, 321-636-7662
10 a.m. “What will happen to your family and your money if you go into a nursing home?” One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Road Viera, 321-253-1667
Viera Regional Comm. Ctr. A free concert by 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Melbourne Municipal Viera, 321-302-8397 Band’s Swingtime. Bring a picnic dinner and Family Manners enjoy the music in the airTea Workshop conditioned auditorium. No 10:30 a.m. - Noon alcoholic beverages. A proper etiquette workshop. Melbourne Auditorium See story on page 4. Melbourne, 321-724-0555 Creative Music, Art and Thirsty 3rd Thursday Learning Center 5 - 8 p.m. 1299 Bedford Dr. Live music, complimentary Viera, 321-255-0116 food & drinks. 321-634-5390 The Avenue Viera
National Mac National Pet World & Cheese Day Fire Safety Day Emoji Day Ja in Space Space Coast Ja Society Yoga in the Gardens Presentation by William A. Chair Fitness with Renee 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $5/class 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 9 a.m., Mon., Tues. & Thurs. Johnson, P.A.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meet your favorite Spider hero in action. Goody bags, crafts and face painting. UNO’s Pizzeria & Grill Viera, 321-255-1400
2 - 3 p.m. Enjoy Mark Wade’s comedy ventriloquism with many different characters. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree, 321-255-4404
Collector Car Appreciation Day
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8 - 9 a.m. Saturdays Free complimentary yoga with a certified instructor. Due to the heat, Yoga at The Avenue will be held an hour earlier on Wednesdays and Saturdays until September. The Avenue, Central Park 2261 Town Center Ave. Viera, 321-634-5390
Astronaut Parade Street Party
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50thAnniversary anniversary 50th of of Apollo Apollo 11 Concert 11 Featuring Alan Parsons 7 - 10 p.m. Free concert with Alan Parsons and opening band Edison’s Children. Riverfront Park 401 Riveredge Blvd. Cocoa
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2 - 3 p.m. Meet Jackie Manna and her wacky crew of characters. Suntree/Viera Library STEM program for ages 7-18 Suntree, 321-255-4404 2 - 4 p.m. Astronaut Walking Astronaut Laser Maze Pub Crawl Relay. Can you make it 6 - 10:30 p.m. through the Maze without Dress in your favorite space getting zapped? outfit and win a prize for Suntree/Viera Library the Best Space Dressed. 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Historic Cocoa Village Suntree, 321-255-4404 Cocoa, 407-362-7900
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3 - 9 p.m. Come to Viera Park Market every first Friday. Viera Regional Park 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 321-759-3713
11 a.m. - Noon $5/class Viera Regional Comm. Ctr. 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 732-512-8548
Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day
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3 p.m. Brevard Eye’s Dr. Rafael Trespalacios welcomes you to explore innovations that can restore aging eyesight. One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd. Viera, 321-984-3200
National Moon Day Apollo 11 Lecture
11 a.m. Jim Meyer will share his experience from the space race. Cocoa Beach Library 550 N. Brevard Ave. Cocoa Beach, 321-868-1104
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6 - 10 p.m. “Surf’s Up” will be featured. Come enjoy treats from food trucks. McLarty Park 790 Barton Blvd. Rockledge, 321-633-2046
July 20-27 Demonstrations and small projects. The Quilt Place 575 Barton Blvd. Rockledge 321-632-3344
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10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Local artists, crafts, fresh produce and much more. Larry Schultz Park 2560 Fiske Blvd. Rockledge, 321-961-2732
9 a.m., Mon., Wed. & Fri. Martin Andersen Senior Center, Building 3 1025 Florida Ave. Rockledge, 321-631-2749
8 a.m. Tuesdays Earn rewards reading books from the summer program. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree, 321-255-4404
Noon - 1 p.m. Presentation on shoulder replacement treatment options by Health First. Hilton Rialto Place 200 Rialto Place Melbourne, 321-977-0162
American Queen SteamBoat Tour. Holiday Inn Viera 8298 N. Wickham Rd. Viera, 386-235-3443
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Support Group for Multiple Myeloma. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Viera, 321-255-4404
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7 p.m. A space-themed concert for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Scott Center for Performing Arts 625 Holy Trinity Dr. Melbourne, 855-252-7276
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Space Coast Flute Orchestra Musical Theatre Viera MTV Solo and Ensemble Concert 4 - 5 p.m. Kindergarten 2:30 p.m. Enjoy the unique experience of dozens of flutes, comprising one of the largest regularly rehearsed flute orchestras in the world. Suntree UMC 7400 N. Wickham Road Suntree, 321-385-7236
5 - 6 p.m. Grades 2 and 3 Viera Regional Comm. Ctr. 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, 321-266-1114
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5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Free golf tips included with a paid bucket of balls. Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Pkwy. Viera, 321-504-7776
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2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Stop by the reference desk for the current book selection. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Viera, 321-255-4404
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One little jar can save so many lives
BY MARIA SONNENBERG A small canister about the size of a cold cream jar can save your life. It doesn’t contain a magic elixir, but it holds vital information when an emergency occurs, and all you need to do is pop it in the fridge. Created by Brevard County Fire Rescue, Brevard County TRIAD, the Brevard County Healthcare Coalition and several other organizations, the Vial of Life initiative revolves around the free distribution of a small white plastic canister that is placed on the door of the refrigerator. The container holds sheets of paper that include the personal information that emergency responders need. Two accompanying stickers alert responders to its existence. “You place one in the door of the refrigerator and the other on the front door, and emergency responders have been trained to recognize these stickers and know you have written down the information necessary for treatment,”
said Theresa Russell, the senior human services program specialist for the Department of Children and Families’ Adult Protective Services. Contributions from participating agencies enabled the purchase of more than 10,000 Vials of Life to be distributed throughout the Space Coast. They can be picked up from healthcare providers, fire departments and at many senior healthcare events. The cost — absolutely nothing. “We’re trying to be very proactive and, whenever possible, we help people fill out the information on the spot,” Russell said. The personal information sheet stored inside the vials contains medical history, current medications, blood type, contact information for guardian or family members and the name of physicians and other medical services providers. Even the number of pets in the home and the phone number of the pet sitter is included in the details to be shared with the responders.
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A Vial of Life also can be placed in a vehicle in the case of an accident. Information sheets for all members of a household will fit within the Vial of Life. “It’s not just for seniors, it’s for the entire family,” Russell said.
For example, should a medical emergency occur in a household with young children when they are being cared for by a sitter, first responders can garner all vital details on the youngsters by just reaching for the Vial of Life. “The information you
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Mud daubers prey on pesky spiders Spinning tales about mud daubers, which are solitary wasps. They do not live in colonies, as compared to social wasps such as yellow jackets. Mud daubers measure approximately a half-inch to 1 inch in length and display a thread-like narrow waist (petiole). Activity occurs in warmer weather. Brood nests are constructed with cells of compact mud. Unsightly, they often are situated in hard-to-reach, protected locations around the home such as porch ceilings or eaves. It is suggested to remove nests promptly and at night while the wasps are not as active. Unfortunately, some destroyed nests are relentlessly rebuilt. Sites might be occupied year after year, encompassing large numbers of nests. In addition, reproduction might occur more than once a year. Also, other insects might occupy abandoned nests. Nests vary by species. The black and yellow mud dauber nest contains a series of cylindrical cells. This cluster, around the size of a lemon, is protectively plastered with mud. The organ pipe mud dauber is shiny black. It builds cells in a series of tubes resembling organ pipes. The metallic-blue mud dauber can build a mud nest, but might select an abandoned nest of the black and yellow mud dauber and remodel with water. Industriously, the female
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import of plastic waste to be in place by 2021. Each country will have to come up with its own ways to conform. The United States did not approve the amendment, but 187 other countries (96 percent of all countries in the world) did approve the amendment. Each country will have to monitor and track the movements of plastic waste outside its borders. Even those few countries that did not agree with the accord will have to adjust their way of doing business if they want to export plastic waste to countries that are part of the pact. With the amendment, as The Guardian reported, “exporting countries — including the U.S. — now will have to obtain consent from countries receiving contaminated, mixed or unrecyclable plastic waste. Currently, the U.S. and other countries can send lower-quality plastic waste to private entities in developing countries without getting approval from their governments.” Those changes likely will affect the recycling market. According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the new amendment to the Basel Convention will “force countries to do more to manage their own plastic waste at the point of generation,” and that is a good thing. It means that countries with more robust solid waste management and infrastructure in general will take responsibility for the waste generated at home instead of simply exporting it to countries less prepared to handle that waste. It will be a challenge for all countries, including
the U.S., the third most populous country in the world. The U.S. generates 4.5 pounds of municipal solid waste per person per day and, as estimated by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser, more than 275,000 tons of plastic litter at risk of entering rivers and oceans annually, according to ourworldindata.org/ plasticpollution. Despite the created “administrative burden” as characterized by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), since the goal is to reduce plastic waste affecting the environment worldwide, all countries should chip in and develop ways to best handle the new rules. It is clear that doing business the current way is not effective in controlling plastic waste. Will the amendment to the Basel Convention be the solution? Well, it is a start and it shows commitment and how much countries care about this growing problem. That will still not prevent companies such as Carnival from dumping plastic and other types of waste in the oceans, but it should force countries to find better solutions at home. Hopefully, instead of focusing on how to improve the export of its waste, efforts will shift to reduce plastic waste at the source and create innovative solutions to curb plastic waste all together. To work on that shift at a personal level, I would like to invite you to join our Recycle Brevard 2019 team and participate in the Plastic-Free July EcoChallenge (plasticfree. ecochallenge.org) that starts July 1. The challenge is geared toward reducing plastic used in daily activities. You pick your own actions and commit to them for one month. After that month, you can choose to adopt those actions as new habits and shift toward a more plastic-free lifestyle. Why not give it a try?V V Email Marcia Booth at Marcia@RecycleBrevard.org.
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