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Some parents want to be sure their children get everything they want for Christmas so there will be no tears. This is an unrealistic goal. Don’t get lost in the holiday hype. Don’t try to please everyone. It’s the little things that children remember, like time spent playing a board game. CHILDREN WILL MODEL YOUR BEHAVIOR. IF YOU BAKE FOR THE HOMELESS SHELTER (AND THEY HELP) OR IF YOU VISIT PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY WILL REMEMBER THAT, AND THESE LESSONS WILL STICK WITH THEM. Cook with your kids. Over time, develop a list of favorite Christmas recipes and make them every year.

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Take a deep breath in and let it out. Can you smell it in the air? Christmas time is here and the faint sounds of the season are heard any which way you travel. It’s funny how that perfect mix of festive ingredients creates something magical this time of year. It starts with a dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of dancing sugarplum fairies, Nat King Cole’s rendition of “The Christmas Song,” and an overwhelming supply of twinkle lights. Now you’re all set and completely enthralled in a winter wonderland. Sure. Our mild temperatures may not bring a white Christmas, but Bing Crosby has that covered already. Read ahead. We’ve got some stories guaranteed to put even the Grinch in a holly-jolly mood, from recipes and gift-giving tips to fun events happening on the Space Coast. I don’t know about you, but this time of year brings out the kid in me. For those of you who know me, my home and family gatherings tend to be a mix of that found at the Griswold’s and Whoville, all the way from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. My childhood Christmases were spent within a very small family filled with love, which, at a very young age, left me with an important realization: to recognize that blessings were a gift and to find joy in whatever the circumstances may be. For some, Christmases are elaborate, while for others, pure simplicity. Many are filled with loved ones, while often, the time is spent missing them. The trick is finding your own Christmas in those instances. Whatever place you’re at in life this holiday, ask yourself what Christmas means to you and be sure to embrace it.

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Our perspectives of the holiday season vary greatly, but the common thread seems to revolve around warm-hearted feelings — the kind gained from giving support and acts of selflessness. Giving to something outside ourselves provides a unique sense of fulfillment and highlights what has been created in our own lives through someone else’s act of giving. Through the winter months, our hearts are focused on thankfulness, and as the year ends we reflect on what we have accomplished. Fortunately, the Space Coast region has an ample supply of opportunities to help spread the Christmas spirit. 18 : spac ec oa st l iv in g

Surfing Santas

Not just a time for fun in the sun. Proceeds benefit the Florida Surf Museum and Grind for Life. Grind for Life was founded by Mike Rogers, a competitive skateboarder, who beat cancer twice. He created Grind for Life to provide financial assistance for families forced to travel far for their medical treatment.

Space Coast Lightfest

The Space Coast Lightfest showcases more than 3 million Christmas lights. All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts of America. This year the lightfest also partnered with Toys for Tots. Attendees who bring a toy to contribute to the drive will receive a $2 discount on the entry price.

23rd Annual Reindeer Run

The annual Running Zone Reindeer Run is a great way to get in some holidaythemed exercise. A 5K in which holiday costumes are encouraged, the event benefits the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charities, Inc.-YDC Program. This is the newly formed combination of the Police Athletic League, Public Safety Charity and the Pet Posse.


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Volunteer with Meals on Wheels to create a weekly habit of giving back, even outside of the holiday season. You can ensure no senior goes hungry by delivering meals to their homes. This also provides a meaningful opportunity to create new relationships and share fortune with others. Meals on Wheels allows seniors who are not able to prepare a proper meal to continue living on their own. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals and friendliness to the door of those in need. For more information visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/ or www.gingmattersbrevard.org/service/ meals-on-wheels. Call 321-639-8770 to ďŹ nd out how to get started.

Brevard Humane Society

The Brevard Humane Society needs volunteers to do everything from walking dogs to cleaning cages. Those over the age of 16 can fill out a volunteer application, then call the volunteer coordinator to confirm a Saturday orientation. From then on you may volunteer at the shelter and sanctuary as often as your schedule allows. For more information contact (321) 636-3343 ext. 207 or volunteer.coordinator@ brevardhumanesociety.com.

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Ice Skating in Brevard? W

e may not get a White Christmas on the Space Coast, but we can get into the festive spirit with a quick trip to the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge. Whether you’re in the mood for freestyle skating, joining a hockey league or simply looking for a fun day out over the holidays, this wintry gem is sure to enhance the holiday season. Bundle up and book a holiday party or partake in one of the public sessions, which are perfect for all levels of skating abilities.

Cool off year round. Did you know the Space Coast Iceplex features: ■ Olympic-Size Ice Surface ■ Snack Bar ■ Sports Bar ■ Skate Rental & High Quality Sharpening ■ Multi-Use Party Rooms ■ Fitness Center and Dance Studio ■ Pro Shop ■ Top of the Line Skate Academy ■ Youth Hockey, Travel Hockey, Adult Hockey and Sled Hockey ■ Daily Public Sessions ■ Annual Christmas Gala (great opportunity for skaters to have fun performing to some classic holiday tunes)


at Melbourne Square By Mallorie Ann Ingram

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t is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Melbourne Square, but not just because of the holiday music being played throughout the festively decorated shopping center. Additional efforts are being made to put shoppers in the holiday spirit like never before.

“This is a thriving mall,” said Lesli Smith, director of marketing. “We have everything people need to shop for the holidays, and Melbourne Square adds significant economic impact to Brevard County, but we also want this to be a place where folks can gather together with family and friends.”

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Various events will be held at the mall this holiday season, many dedicated to showcasing talent and supporting local charitable organizations. For starters, all money tossed into the mall’s indoor fountain is donated to local charities. “It’s truly a great shopping option during the holidays with some exciting upcoming events” Smith asserted. The season is positively jam-packed with fun, starting with a PJ party with Santa on November 30, Pet photos with Santa on December 2, and Sensitive Santa on December 9. “I’m very excited about this,” Smith affirmed. “Sensitive Santa is a compassionate event where children with special needs can enjoy a time-honored visit with Santa, scheduled before normal retail hours offering a quieter, calmer and sensory-friendly experience.”


“For our annual Holiday Showcase, we reached out to everyone in the school district — these are our brothers, sisters, kids, grandkids — to come to Melbourne Square to showcase their talents,” Smith said. “Through this showcase, we’ll have many performances to ‘decorate’ the mall with the sights and sounds of the season, helping shoppers and visitors get into the spirit of the holidays.”

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Where Dance Dreams Come True World-Renowned Dancers Bring “The Sleeping Beauty” and the Culture of Ballet to Melbourne By Carrie Stevenson

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or internationally-acclaimed dancers and Melbourne City Ballet Theatre (MCBT) artistic directors Artem Yachmennikov and Ekaterina Vaganova-Yachmennikova, the dream was to bring a ballet theater to a city that held potential with local, talented dancers as well as residents interested in culture and creative expression, but lacked the resources to regularly attract professional ballet companies and world-class productions.

That city was Melbourne. “We really felt the amazing community support and strong desire for a year-round company of national merit, one that draws dancers from all over the area regardless of their dance school,” explained Vaganova-Yachmennikova. “There was a niche that needed filling as Melbourne continues to grow, and the desire for cultural and artistic opportunities grows with it.” After stints for Yachmennikov as a first soloist in the world-famous Bolshoi Theater, a soloist at The Mariinsky Theater in St.Petersburg, and a principle dancer at the Dutch National Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet — one of the 24 : spac ec oa st l iv in g

largest and oldest professional ballet companies in the United States — he and his wife, VaganovaYachmennikova, decided to open the Melbourne City Dance Center in 2017. Vaganova-Yachmennikova herself is a three-time world champion ballroom dancer and has been a professional teacher on “Dancing With the Stars” in Italy for five seasons and choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance” in Russia. SINCE FOUNDING THE MELBOURNE CITY DANCE CENTER, AS WELL AS A NOTFOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, MELBOURNE CITY BALLET THEATRE, THEY HAVE COMBINED THEIR EXTRAORDINARY CREATIVE ABILITIES WITH THEIR TECHNICAL PRECISION AND TEACHING EXPERTISE TO GIVE LOCAL DANCE STUDENTS WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTION. “I feel lucky to have danced with the greatest ballet companies internationally, worked with many of the best teachers and choreographers," said Yachmennikov. "It’s helped me as a teacher in how I explain information to dancers of all levels, which is helpful when you’re working with young students as well as professionals.”


The MCBT board of directors aims to consistently provide projects that bring ballet and a culture of dance arts to the center of community life, both for enjoyment and in ways that give back to the community, including scholarships and educational outreach programs for underprivileged youth and senior citizens. MCBT auditions were opened to the entire community, and the selected cast now includes 70 of the most talented dancers in Brevard who will have the opportunity to perform with a professional ballet company in their upcoming production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” THE MELBOURNE CITY BALLET THEATRE, ALONG WITH THE NATIONAL BALLET THEATER OF ODESSA AND SATELLITE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, WILL PRESENT “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” AT THE MAXWELL C. KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ON DECEMBER 28 AT 7 P.M. AND DECEMBER 29 AT 2 P.M. “This will be a purely classical ballet production, with authentic choreography, beautiful set and costumes made in Russia, and exquisite music by Tchaikovsky played by a live symphonic orchestra as in the best theaters of the world,” Vaganova-Yachmennikova said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our local dancers to perform with 55 of the brightest ballet stars of the legendary National Ballet Theater of Odessa in their first visit to the United States. It’s going to be an extraordinary performance.” ◆

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It is a routine question dentists ask patients. We document these changes, get a medical clearance if necessary and treat the teeth. Not very interdisciplinary. How many times have you been at your doctor’s and he has asked,

“Any changes to your dental history?” I am betting not many. This is a shame, because both the medical and dental fields would benefit from improved collaboration between our siloed health industries. This collaboration is important because there are links between the mouth and systemic issues, opportunities where dentists can serve as a first line of defense in catching medical issues early, and ways dentists can benefit patients with long-standing medical issues to improve their overall health.

THERE IS GROWING EVIDENCE OF A LINK BETWEEN SYSTEMIC HEALTH OF THE BODY AND OUR ORAL HEALTH. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a condition we deal with daily in dental practice, but it may have a greater significance than most think. Periodontitis is more common in patients with diabetes due to an increased tendency for inflammation and poor healing. It has been shown treating gum disease can actually improve a patient’s level

of diabetic control. Furthermore, periodontal disease has also been shown to be correlated with an increased risk for heart disease and strokes. Periodontitis has even been shown to be correlated with low birth weight in infants when left untreated in expectant mothers. These are just a few of the links between systemic and oral health. Dentists can serve as a referral source to help discover certain conditions early. Head and neck exams and oral cancer screenings are a routine part of dental treatment. Dentists are some of the first people who can find the odd mole, palpate nodules on the neck, or notice a white spot on the tongue that are signs of something not so benign. Some of the first evidence of conditions like gastric reflux, GERD and obstructive sleep apnea are seen in the oral cavity through erosion of our teeth surfaces or evidence of grinding. Finding potential signs of conditions early and referral to the appropriate physician for further evaluation and treatment can make a huge difference in patients’ lives.

There are ways dentists can help physicians optimize their patient care. In certain parts of the country, gastroenterologists are called in to hospitals to see patients with impactions of under-chewed food, swallowed whole, stuck in their esophagus. Patients with a long history of sleep apnea and GERD have seen their teeth erode and grind away over the years. Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a common side effect of many medications, and patients everywhere are suffering with recurrent cavities and decay. Through dental treatment, like replacement of missing teeth or restoration of broken or decayed teeth, dentists can help physicians improve the overall health and wellbeing of their patients.

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Terry Bruno joined the Toyota of Melbourne team as general sales manager in October 2017 and has been a positive and motivating influence on the staff. He moved to Brevard County 11 years ago from Lake George, New York. He has been married to his wife, Mary, for 25 years. They have seven children, three grandchildren (and are expecting two more soon), four dogs and two goats. Bruno enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. What he likes most about working at Toyota of Melbourne is being a mentor to staff members, teaching them to be knowledgeable, dependable and to excel in exceeding customer expectations.

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hen real estate clients step into the Ellingson Properties office complex in Rockledge, broker Greg Ellingson wants them to be met with truly exceptional, comprehensive service. That is why the Ellingson Properties team created the Space Coast Business Realty Center, a one-stop shop concept to meet all customers’ real estate needs. With Ellingson Properties real estate agents, Echelon Title Services, Echelon Builders, a decorator, mortgage lender and real estate legal services on site at the 15,000-sq.-ft. Space Coast Business Realty Center on U.S. 1, Ellingson Properties gives clients a streamlined process to move forward with their residential and commercial real estate transactions, property management and home renovation plans.

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The size and scope of the service team at the Space Coast Business Realty Center is impressive. With a title company on site, customers can get answers and solve problems immediately. “Our on-site decorator can help clients spruce up their homes to achieve the best sales outcomes,” Ellingson said. “Echelon Builders can help design or redesign any part of the home so clients need look no further if they’re looking to build new, add an addition, or remodel an existing home. And of course, a readily-available mortgage lender can answer questions on the spot about refinancing or help clients feel comfortable making an offer on

their dream home on the spot. We also have home insurance, wealth management and marketing all in one place. All of these services are provided to better serve the client.” The Space Coast Business Realty Center also features an Open Design Center where clients can glean inspiration. Features include a sample kitchen and wet bar with custom cabinets, a sub-zero refrigerator, and Wolf appliances — including an espresso machine, a steam oven and a wine cooler — all aimed at demonstrating to clients what the current trends are and how to integrate them into design and daily life. Big screen TVs and research tools throughout the space help to illustrate what the architect

is trying to do as clients build new homes or help deliver information so customers can make better decisions. “We’ve asked ourselves what it is we do best as a team. What do our customers love about us?” Ellingson explained. “And our rallying cry is ‘exceptional service yields exceptional results.’ WE STRIVE TO BE INDISPENSABLE TO OUR CLIENTS BY PROVIDING THE KINDS OF SERVICES THAT CREATE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES, BUILD TRUST AND ENSURE PREDICTABILITY, CONSISTENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. THAT HAS TO BE A GUARANTEE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. IT’S OUR BRAND.” ◆

Ellingson built his brand on providing top-notch technology and savvy marketing tools for his clients, including immersive 3D virtual tours through Matterport, artfully shot high-definition video and drone footage for listing presentations, and a binder for every home for sale that includes floor plans and homeowner association information to benefit buyers.

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Roofs for Life Hippo Roofing is making sure your roof is always ready for visitors, providing the highest quality materials and workmanship in the business. By Jack Roth

Your roof is often the least-thought-of but most important part of your home. A healthy roof protects your investment in your home, increases its value, guards against costly hidden damage and saves money on heating and cooling. A permanent, energy-efficient roofing solution is an investment that pays for itself over and over again. Melbourne’s Hippo Roofing has taken this to heart and is offering lifetime roofing solutions to Space Coast residents. “WE KNOW CONSUMERS HAVE MANY CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING A ROOFING COMPANY, SO WE’VE DIFFERENTIATED OURSELVES BY CHOOSING TO USE ONLY THE BEST ROOFING MATERIALS AVAILABLE,” said Brian Stillwell, sales manager. “Our roofs are installed by professionals who know and love their craft. Our goal is to provide our clients peace of mind.” A multi-generational, family-owned roofing company with a long history of providing quality work and exceptional customer service, Hippo Roofing also offers free maintenance and inspections, various financing options and a transferable lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials. Stillwell stands by his product and is confident that barring a natural disaster, a new Hippo roof will be the last roof you will have to buy for your home.

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The company specializes in two types of roofs. If you are looking for a roof to protect your home and improve its energy efficiency, Hippo’s DefenderRoof is the way to go. Metal roofing is the best way to ensure your home is protected when the extreme Florida heat, strong hurricane winds and reindeer hooves come to bear. Energy Star-rated, DefenderRoof is a paneled metal roofing system with a natural metal finish that can be upgraded to 10 different colors. It can also be manufactured in aluminum for oceanfront installation in order to prevent corrosion or rust from salt water. The slogan “Metal Roof Same Price as Shingles” was trademarked by Hippo Roofing based on this product’s great affordability. “OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A TREND TOWARDS METAL ROOFS BECAUSE THEY PRETTY MUCH LAST FOREVER,” EXPLAINED STILLWELL. “THE SPACE COAST ISN’T EASY ON ROOFS, WITH THE HEAT, HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS, AND SALT WATER, SO MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE REALIZING A METAL ROOF IS A GREAT INVESTMENT. IT’S BASICALLY A ONE-TIME PURCHASE.” For those who want a permanent roof solution but cannot afford metal, ShieldRoof is a durable and dependable asphalt shingle roof that comes with a 50-year, non-prorated, lifetime labor and material guarantee from the manufacturer.

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THE

SPECIALISTS Anthony and Lisa Bogo of Studio Tile & Stone By Eric Wright

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e live in a world of specialization. Regardless of the field, we place the greatest value not on the generalist, whether in medicine, technology or sports, but on the one who is recognized as the expert in that specific arena. That is the only way to describe Anthony and Lisa Bogo. They do not sell carpet, and they do not do wood or vinyl flooring; they are masters at tile and marble. The infinite variety, marvelous textures and transformative impact of tile has captured their imagination, much like color captured French impressionist Claude Monet.

The Connection

Anthony Bogo, who grew up in Naples, Italy, came to this country and, after serving in the Navy, began working for a flooring company while in college. He moved from installation to sales and then came face to face with something that connected, like a primal attraction, to his childhood: ceramic tile. Bogo recalled, “The Basilica, where I served as an altar boy, was beautiful. It had a large open courtyard, which was exquisitely landscaped with fruit trees and grape vines. Suddenly, I remembered the colorful and ornate tile that covered the many columns and stone benches.� One of the tile patterns from that church is part of the logo of Studio Tile & Stone.

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From His Homeland to Your Home

Italy has always been to tile what Silicon Valley is to technology. Not only is it where most of the innovations in manufacturing tile have been developed, it is also where most of the design trends originate. Bogo soon became a manufacturer executive, importing and distributing high-end Italian tile products throughout the United States. He has made hundreds of trips to Italy, as the desire and demand for tile in the United States increased over the past 30 years. For Lisa Bogo, Anthony’s wife, the love for tile came from an aesthetic awakening. An art and design major, she worked for a time in the corporate world, but when she went to work for a tile company, everything came together. “For me, the client’s space became the canvas, whether it was the bath, the entryway or the kitchen,” she acknowledged. “It was the perfect blend of beauty and practicality.” ⊲ decem b e r 2018 : 45


The First Thing They See

The couple decided to move from wholesale distribution to becoming more hands-on with clients and launched Studio Tile & Stone. Soon, Lisa gained a reputation for working with interior designers and homeowners to achieve unique customized spaces, which were carefully adapted to the client’s budget, and Anthony became known for having connections with the best tile manufacturers in the world. Today their expertise is sought out by designers, architects, developers and homeowners to help move their dreams into reality. Recently, they became the exclusive provider for the Oceana Oceanfront condo in Satellite Beach, with its two 10-story towers and 108 residences. For the Bogos, tile has always been a creative passion. They understand that people first look down when they cross the threshold into a home or office; the flooring frames the space. In a bathroom or kitchen, tile makes the useful and necessary a place where you want to linger.◆ Studio Tile and Stone is the exclusive provider for the Oceana Ocean Front Condominiums in Satellite Beach.

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ABOUT THIS FLOORING The Foyer Design: Marazzi Porcelain Wood Look Tile with a border and herring bone center. Urban District Mix Plaza 4X8. Main Floor: Bedrosians Forest Walnut 8X36 Porcelain Wood Look Tile.

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eff began installing carpet as a high school student growing up on Merritt Island. Several years later, in 1986, he capitalized on his passion for the industry and opened J&J Carpet One. Jeff credits 32 years of business success to his amazing staff. The talented sales team greets each day with a passionate drive to help clients create their dream living spaces. Each installer is dedicated to customer satisfaction, exhibiting pride in their workmanship. Jeff is thankful for J&J’s extraordinary team and looks forward to each day.

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Dawn Johns is known for taking her designs to the next level and incorporating unique, custom elements to create a one-of-a-kind design tailored to her client’s style. Dawn’s 27 years of experience in the flooring, kitchen and bath remodeling industry, paired with her love of art, has allowed her to tap into her creativity. You can see Dawn’s work in local magazines such as Cocoa Beach Lifestyle and SpaceCoast LIVING.

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With 15 years in the design and construction industry, and more than 10 years as a licensed architect and interior designer, Melissa brings experience, customer service and attention to detail in her role as a kitchen and bath designer for J&J Carpet One Home and Floors. A native of Indiana, Melissa has been in Merritt Island for nearly 20 years, and she loves the island style and atmosphere. She truly enjoys helping homeowners bring a project from a dream to reality.

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Even though she is new to the company, Noelle has brought new ideas, unique talent and enthusiasm to the business. She graduated from Eastern Florida State College with an associate’s degree in interior design. Having moved from Pennsylvania six years ago, Noelle misses the seasons but finds enjoyment in the Florida beaches. She enjoys the artistry of designing and collaborating with a team to put together projects that customers can make their own.

Lacey graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She has worked for J&J Carpet One for more than six months now and says her favorite part about the job is the people who work here. She has lived in Florida her whole life and is very familiar with the area. Working in the social media department, Lacey loves to work with photographs. She enjoys having a career that uses her uniqueness to represent the company.

Brad has been in the flooring business for the last 20 years and a part of the J&J Carpet One Floor & Home team for the past six and a half years. He was first introduced to the flooring business as an accountant for a flooring retailer. While he enjoyed the business of accounting, Brad always had a passion Brad Warburton for people and decided to transition into flooring sales and focus his talents on helping home and business owners select the best flooring for their lifestyle. With his charismatic personality and vast knowledge of floor coverings, Brad has thrived in sales and customer satisfaction.

For more than 40 years, Rob Naghdi’s work has been people-centered. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, then worked in remodeling before he started designing kitchens in 1990. From the very start of his new career, he has been passionate about the work. Taught early on to design for function and beauty, Rob knows there is an answer for every kitchen despite the design challenges. Rob has designed between 75-100 one-of-a-kind kitchens and enjoys helping people achieve their dreams for a new way of living.

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Ashley Barnette Ashley is a Pacific Northwest native transplanted in Florida. She grew up in the design construction industry and has been around it her entire life. Her absolute favorite room to design is the kitchen because there is so much to consider, and the way it functions really has to match the client’s needs. She calls the kitchen the heartbeat of the home, where gatherings occur, stories are told, songs are sung and dancing goes on all night.

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Kemp Custom Amish Cabinets is a one-of-a-kind cabinet company located in southern Indiana. Using a catalyzed baked finish, the company’s finishing process is of the highest quality. This means after finishing, the cabinetry goes through ovens to provide the best final product available. Kemp Cabinets offer cabinets in cherry, maple, knotty alder, hickory, oak and quarter sawn oak. Kemp has been committed to the needs of its customers since 1988. Create your dream home by building a gorgeous piece of cabinetry with outstanding quality and custom designs without the custom prices.

J&J Carpet One Floor & Home is the distributor of Amish cabinets for the state of Florida. www.JandJcarpetonemerrittisland.com


Granite vs. Quartz Tech 101

Granite: monte bleu. Cabinets: Fieldstone inset in navy. Granite is natural stone mined from quarries all around the world, cut into slabs, transported and polished. While very hard as a natural stone, it is porous and risks staining, so it needs protection with a sealer. Reapplication of sealers depends on the sealer used and the chemicals it comes in contact with during daily use (acids will deteriorate sealers). Granite is a precious resource that has been used in construction for thousands of years. Dark granite is naturally more dense than light granite and thus is more stain resistant. Quartz is the most abundant and hardest mineral on Earth. Quartz countertops are a man-made product using 95 percent natural quartz crystals, which are mined, ground and polished into small grains, then added to polymer resins, pressed and baked in ovens producing quartz slabs in a variety of colors and designs.

Originally developed in Italy in the early 1960’s, quartz tops hit the American market by storm in the 1990’s and have no sign of slowing. Quartz tops are as hard if not harder than granite, but are naturally more stain resistant (less porous), and require less maintenance. On average, granite tops can be more economical than quartz. However, several factors impact the cost. Quartz prices will vary by company based on their manufacturing processes, slab sizes and characteristics. Size of the project, seam locations and characteristics such as veining in the slab will also impact the project cost, so each project should be carefully designed. Choosing granite vs. quartz is a personal preference, and all factors, including cost, characteristics and maintenance should be considered to ensure the best product is used for the project. Tel: 321.459.1995


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othing enhances the holiday spirit more than the joy of giving to others and making Christmas time a memorable experience for those we love, especially for the little ones. Oftentimes, though, we forget the true meaning of this festive time of year and get caught up in the hustle-bustle of commercialism. For this reason alone, it’s critical to teach children the true meaning of the season.


Here are a few ways to make the holidays have special meaning for your children: ■

Some parents want to be sure their children get everything they want for Christmas so there will be no tears. This is an unrealistic goal. Don’t get lost in the holiday hype. Don’t try to please everyone. It’s the little things that children remember, like time spent playing a board game. CHILDREN WILL MODEL YOUR BEHAVIOR. IF YOU BAKE FOR THE HOMELESS SHELTER (AND THEY HELP) OR IF YOU VISIT PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY WILL REMEMBER THAT, AND THESE LESSONS WILL STICK WITH THEM. Cook with your kids. Over time, develop a list of favorite Christmas recipes and make them every year.

CHILDREN CAN HELP WRAP PRESENTS – AND IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY AREN’T PERFECT. WRAPPING CREATES A SENSE OF EXCITEMENT AND IS A GOOD TIME TO TALK TO ONE ANOTHER.

• Go to the Nutcracker, a tree

lighting ceremony or drive around to see Christmas lights.

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Making gifts is a good way to give kids a deeper sense of Christmas. Going to the craft store, planning a project and then making things is a good time for parents to give kids extra attention. Children should be encouraged to make their own wish lists, but to also describe why they want each item, giving parents the chance to modify expectations before the fateful unwrapping. Encourage children to make New Year’s resolutions and share your own hopes for the coming year.

START YOUR OWN TRADITIONS

Open an Advent calendar. Go to church. Let kids choose Christmas music. Bring out the ornaments and reminisce about each one.

• Give kids a disposable camera and put them in charge of picture taking.

The best time to consciously create new traditions is when the family has been touched by death, divorce or some major change. Even if it only means having dinner at a different time, try to differentiate between the past and now.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, INCLUDE CHILDREN IN AS MANY HOLIDAY EVENTS AS POSSIBLE.

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Gift Etiquette Your Guide

For The Holiday Season

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for Christmas gifts. Most of us have a set of rules about gift giving that determines what is bought, how much is spent and who will be the recipient. These rules are subject to interpretation, and it’s common to find friends and family with different opinions. If your gift-giving rules are not in focus, it’s time to re-evaluate and be clear. Start by remembering why you choose to give to others. Define this and you will avoid those midnight runs to the store, overspending and the pressure that comes during the holidays. The spirit of giving is more important than the gift itself.

Gift for Gift Every year it's likely you'll encounter someone who buys you an unexpected gift, and you'll feel like it needs to be reciprocated. Truth is you don’t have to, but if you believe the opposite, have a few “just in case” gifts on hand. A heartfelt “thank you” note would also go a long way.

Gifts of Equal Value The belief that gift exchanges must be of equal value can lead to conflict since everyone assesses value differently. Feeling obligated to buy a gift of certain value or the need to buy more to make up the difference takes the joy out of giving. Remember to value the reason you give. That’s more important than how much was spent or what was received in return.

Family Traditions When the family is smaller, it was fun to exchange gifts with your brother’s kids, but now that they’re in their 30s and have kids of their own, does the tradition continue? If you believe it should, check to see if the other

parties involved share the same view. Chances are they may not, so it may be time to start a new tradition. In lieu of presents, some families will exchange ornaments, toys for their pets, conduct a White Elephant exchange or take a trip together.

Tipping It’s custom to give a tip (or gift) to those who provide year-round services. From the mail carrier to the personal trainer, pet groomer and housekeeper, holiday tipping is truly about saying thank you. Before you start giving every service provider cash, here are some things to consider: • Budget • The quality and frequency of the service • Your relationship • Length of service Don’t believe that if you don’t tip you won’t get good service. If you think you’re receiving poor service for this reason, consider changing companies or speak to a manager. ◆ decemb e r 2018 : 69


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Home-Made Gourmet Sugars

This is a gift your host or hostess will know was made with love. Adding different flavors to regular sugar will liven up any beverage or baked good, creating unique flavors one may have not had the pleasure of trying before. Mix sugar with blooms such as rose petals, geranium leaves, vanilla beans, dried orange peels, coconut flakes, lavender or hibiscus. You can also do a sugar mix with other spices, such as cinnamon, espresso powder and cocoa powder.

MIXING SUGAR WITH FLOWER BLOOMS AND SPICES Feel free to play around mixing different blooms or spices together in a single jar for new and different flavors, or mix separate batches of each to give as a set of different sugars infused with one flavor. Combine 2 tablespoons of the desired spices, dried organic flower blooms, peels or the vanilla beans with 2 cups of sugar in a jar. Seal the jar and allow for the spices or blooms to infuse the sugar for about one or two weeks, shaking the jar every other day to create maximum flavor.

When the sugar is infused, you can strain out the blooms and peels or you can grind them finely into the sugar using a coffee grinder, to add more zest in baked goods and in beverages. You can add food coloring to bring out the color of the bloom, such as purple for the lavender sugar, orange for the orange peel sugar and so forth. The finely ground hibiscus sugar turns a pretty pale pink on its own. Decorate the jars and add a ribbon or bow and give as a wonderfully creative gift.


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Bar Tools Should your host or hostess have a bar in their home, they will certainly appreciate a collection of bar tools as a gift. Tools include cocktail shakers and strainers, citrus pressers, corkscrews, wine bottle stoppers, an ice bucket, cocktail napkins and coasters with a design that fits his or her style. You can buy bar tools prepackaged or wrap them yourself in cellophane, tie with a bow and place in a gift basket. For an added gift bonus, you can get them a book about mixology and/or the art of making cocktails.

Bringing flowers is always a nice and thoughtful gesture. However, they can be an unexpected annoyance for the host or hostess in various ways. For starters, they could have an allergy to the flowers. They would have to take time from greeting everyone to find a vase to put them in and cut them to size, and the flowers may not match their dĂŠcor or have a proper place to be set in their home during that time. Avoid all these faux pas by giving them a gift certificate to their local florist. That way, they can pick out flowers they love and can match them to the desired dĂŠcor of the room where they wish to place them.

Oils, Dressings and Marinades Stores such as From Olives and Grapes in Cocoa Village offer countless flavors of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar dressings for salads, marinades, and even toppings on desserts. Choose oils and vinegars for all different taste buds that range from classic blends to unique fusions. Your host or hostess will be impressed with a gift to liven up their meals, especially during the holidays when they are getting creative in the kitchen, whipping up something delightful for guests like yourself. â—† dece mb e r 2018 : 71


Our Favorite Recipes

Yorkshire Puddings By Tanya Mutton

Ingredients 100 g/3½ oz plain flour ¼ tsp salt 3 large free-range eggs 225 ml/8 oz milk 4 tbsp sunflower oil

A British Classic Recipe

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl and make a well in the center. Add the eggs and a little of the milk. Whisk until smooth, then gradually add the remaining milk. This can be done with a wooden spoon, but is easier with an electric hand-held whisk. Pour the mixture into a jug. 72 : spac ec oa st LI V IN G

Measure a teaspoon of oil into each hole of a 12-bun tray, or a tablespoonful into each hole of a 4-hole muffin pan, or 3 tablespoons into a roasting pan. Transfer to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the oil is piping hot. Carefully remove from the oven and pour the batter equally into the holes or the roasting pan. Return the batter quickly to the oven and cook for 20–25 minutes (35 minutes if making the Yorkshire pudding in the roasting pan), or until golden-brown and well-risen. Serve immediately.

“I love to fill mine with gravy so it becomes soggy, but you can eat them dry, too.”


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Coconut Rum Drink By Nildette Alfaro

Ingredients: 1-15 oz can of cream of coconut (you can use coconut milk for a less creamy texture) 1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk 1-12 oz can of evaporated milk 1 cup of white rum (you can add more if you ďŹ nd it too mild) 1 tsp of ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blend. Blend until there is a light froth on mixture or for 5 minutes. Place in a glass carafe with lid and put in refrigerator for a few hours (overnight is better). After cooling the mixture should thicken a bit. Pour into a glass cup/or wine glass and add more cinnamon or nutmeg if desired. Enjoy! NOTE: This recipe can be altered according to what your personal preferences are; you can add more or less of any of the ingredients.

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Our Favorite Recipes

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

Ingredients: 1 box of gluten free brownie mix (my favorite brand is krusteaz) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1/3 cup water 1 carton of Kraft Cool Whip 2 packages of gluten free chocolate pudding (Snack Pack brand is GF and includes 4 single serving in each package) 2 packages of vanilla pudding (same as above) 1 package of Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies 1 package of Glutino Vanilla Crème Cookies 1 bag of Nestle chocolate chips 1 trifle dish

Directions:

Chocolate Gluten Free

Brownie Trifle

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees and follow directions on back of brownie mix box. Let brownies cool for several hours or overnight. Crumble brownies and line bottom of trifle dish. Spread chocolate pudding and vanilla pudding until even over brownies. Take cookies and smash in Ziploc. Sprinkle cookies over pudding layer. Spread a layer of Cool Whip over cookie layer. Repeat these steps until entire trifle dish is full. Try to keep layers even for presentation. The final/top layer should be Cool Whip. Optional: Sprinkle chocolate chips on top for garnish.


Apple Pie

with a twist By Cindy Kane

Ingredients:

Graham cracker crust

Pie Filling: 6 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples soaked in water with some lemon juice (I use 6 different types of apples to add interest to the flavor) ½ cup sugar 1 tbsp flour 1 tsp cinnamon

Crumble Topping: ½ cup flour ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp butter

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 ° Drain the apples. Mix all dry filling ingredients and toss apples in the mixture. Add to the graham cracker crust – the apples will be an overflowing heap. Set aside. Mix the dry ingredients for crumble topping. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples. Cover the edge with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 25-30 minutes more, or until apples are tender. I usually put the pie plate on a baking sheet to catch any overflowing drippings while it bakes. I like to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This works great with no crust as well.

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Our Favorite Recipes

Great Aunt Arlene’s

Cheesecake

By Jessica Kane

Crust:

22 graham crackers crushed or 2 cups crumbs 2 tbs sugar ½ lb or ½ cup butter (softened)

Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs and vanilla in a mixer until well blended. Gradually add in sugar and eggs one at a time and continue mixing until all are well blended. Pour onto crust. Bake 1 hour at 300°. Cool for 15 minutes.

Mix ingredients and press into a 9 x 12 baking pan

Sour Cream Topping:

Cream Cheese Layer

1 pt sour cream 1 tbs vanilla ½ cup sugar

3 8-oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tbs vanilla

Mix ingredients and spread on top of cream cheese layer. Bake 5 minutes at 450°. (Do not bake for longer than 5 minutes). Cool and cut into 1 ½-inch squares. Enjoy!

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Sweet Life Mix By Kristine Hartman

Ingredients: 16 oz box Crispix or off brand corn chex 1 big can cashews 1 bag of small pretzels Mix ingredients together and put into pan. I use 9x13 cake pans. Bring the following to boil and simmer for 5 minutes: 2 cups brown sugar ½ cup karo syrup 1 cup margarine 1 tsp vanilla Remove from heat and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda, stir. Pour equally over two pans of mix. Mix well. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stir every 15 minutes. Cool on wax paper. Store in sealed container.

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DECEMBER 2018

2018 ROBERT CABANA

Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center


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A Legacy of Leadership


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ROBERT CABANA Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The substance of true leadership is often manifest in times of transition and crisis, as we see in individuals like Lincoln, Churchill and Rosa Parks. Their leadership embodies that rare combination of vision, character and courage, which realistically assesses the challenges that must be faced, while also seeing those challenges as potential opportunities. They are the ones who either birth, or perhaps preserve, something vital to all of us.

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obert “Bob” Cabana, the director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), has guided the spaceport through one of the most critical transitions in its history. However, he is also quick to point to his team and the contributions of the many, instead of the one, in setting the stage for the center’s future. But that kind of honest humility is why, for more than a decade, his leadership has been invaluable. He lives by what Ken Blanchard spoke of when he said, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Cabana put it this way: “I truly believe in servant leadership, and this is probably the number one attribute I learned in the Marine Corps. If you put the welfare of the team above your own, you will be successful. In other words, if you take care of your people, your people will take care of you.”

The Phoenix Not long after he became director, this region realized the space shuttle program would actually be retired, and Cabana’s elasticity, vision and cool-under-pressure test-pilot experience have guided the center’s evolution. For the first time since the creation of NASA, our capacity to put humans into space went through a hiatus, with no clear end in sight.

The predictions were dire, and morale, not only at KSC but across the county for America’s future in space, was low. Now the space industry has not only been revived, it has been rising like a phoenix. Commercial space, with visionary leaders like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, are redefining how payloads, including human payloads, can be delivered. Once again space, with its mystery and limitless potential, has captured the popular imagination. That potential and possibility is something Cabana never lost focus on. “I was director of the Stennis Space Center before I came here,” he explained. “Though it’s much smaller than Kennedy or Houston, it’s unique in that there’s more than just NASA there. I learned what a multi-user center could be like, which helped crystallize for me what a multi-user spaceport, which is what we’re becoming, could be like.”

“THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP IS TRUST, AND TO HAVE TRUST YOU HAVE TO HAVE INTEGRITY WITH YOUR TEAM. IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO BUILD TRUST, BUT IT CAN BE EASILY LOST.” ⊲


The Path to Leadership

Growing up in Minnesota, Cabana dreamed of being not only a pilot, but a test pilot, while honing his work ethic on the very terrestrial tasks of helping on a family farm. A good student and a voracious reader, Cabana earned an appointment to Annapolis. “Attending the Naval Academy really opened a completely new horizon for me,” he said. “Looking back, I lived a pretty sheltered life up until that point, which is when I began to tap into what you might call my latent leadership abilities. The academy is where I really grew up.” After graduation his eyesight initially prevented him from becoming a pilot. Undeterred, he distinguished himself for three years as a naval flight officer, while he continued to petition for flight training, which eventually was granted. “Flying was everything I wanted to do; it just came naturally to me,” Cabana said. Earning his wings as the top Marine in flight training, he looks back on postponing his dream as a positive, not a negative, experience. Perhaps one that would give him the resolve necessary for the next major opportunity — becoming an astronaut. “In 1980 I was initially turned down for test pilot’s school — they weren’t looking for A-6 pilots, but six months later I got in,” he remembered. “Then I saw in 1984 that NASA was looking for its third group of shuttle pilots and I thought, ‘I can do this.’ I met all the criteria, I even went down to Houston for an interview and thought, ‘This was it!’ I just waited for the call, which I got, but it was that I didn’t make it. In 1985 however, I was selected. I didn’t get into flight school, test pilot training or astronaut training on the first try; it was a lesson in perseverance.”

From Commander to Director

Cabana enjoyed the collegium of astronaut training, as well as the opportunity to work with and learn from worldrenowned experts in their fields. “I did four very unique space flights (STS 41, 53, 65 and 88) and enjoyed every aspect of them. When you’re passionate about something, the training, the preparation, the study is all exciting and stimulating,” he asserted. Speaking of his flights as an astronaut he said, “I was never scared during a lift-off. Though I remember the first time I went into the Shuttle simulator and looked at all the gauges, dials and switches, I thought, ‘How will I possibly learn all of this?’ But you take it one step at a time, one system at a time and eventually you master it,” he explained. He then added, “Leading an astronaut crew is like being a member in a family. You don’t get to choose your family, and every family has its own peculiarities that need to be taken into consideration. So you learn to work with everyone to help ensure mission success. You expect people to make mistakes, we all do, but you can learn from them and rise above them. Later, I was chief of the astronauts’ office; imagine leading 115 Type A personalities?”

“ALMOST UNIVERSALLY, EVERYONE AGREES THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE IS BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER AROUND A VERY POSITIVE GOAL.” It is hard to say which was the most challenging and rewarding position Cabana has held. What is interesting, though, is after he sought to become an astronaut, he never actually pursued another position; they all came to him. In 2007 he became the 10th director of the Kennedy Space Center.

Reaching for the Future It is impossible to reach for what can be in the future if you do not let go of your past. It was a lesson that was difficult for many at KSC to embrace. Cabana recalls, “In my very first all-hands meeting I had after taking over as director, I told everyone we needed to start preparing for the retirement of the shuttle. A lot of folks didn’t want to hear that. It took time for it to sink in, especially when the Constellation program was canceled.” Cabana believes the future lies in enabling commercial operations. “We’ve been moving towards this multi-user spaceport,” he said. “We started charting where we wanted to be and reviewed and reiterated it continually over the years.” Has it been challenging? Without a doubt, but Cabana freely admits, “The difficulties I’ve encountered over the last 10 years are nothing compared with having to go to the families of the Columbia’s shuttle crew and tell them their loved ones would never return.” Experts say it takes three to five years and constant pressure to change the culture of an organization, and without the pressure it will return to where it was. Bob Cabana is determined to keep up the pressure on a team that one day may put the first humans on Mars. ◆


© 2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

Without a Heart, it’s just a machine. So in 1971, a little Heart built a different kind of airline—one that made sure everyone could fly. Everyone has important places to go. So we invented low-fares to help them get there. To us, you’re not 1A or 17B. You’re a person with a name, like Steve. Here, we think everyone deserves to feel special, no matter where you sit or how much you fly. And with all the places we’re going next, we’ll always put you first, because our love of People is still our most powerful fuel. Some say we do things differently. We say, why would we do things any other way? Without a Heart, it’s just a machine.


JOHN MURRAY CEO Port Canaveral

He could be described as pragmatic, yet visionary — a leader who honed his skills as a ship captain and maritime executive who also understands the importance of listening and building consensus, not just making command decisions. It is a set of skills that has garnered John Murray the respect of both industry and regional leaders since he took the helm at one of the Space Coast’s most recognized and valuable resources, Port Canaveral.

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trategically positioned at the junction of Florida’s north-south and east-west transportation corridors, the potential for the multi-purpose port continues to evolve and adapt to market demands and opportunities. In almost three years in the role, the 40-year industry veteran has helped shape the future of the port, while providing a focus and well-reasoned approach to what those goals should be and how to get there. Speaking of the port’s cargo business, Murray said, “We’re strong on many of our commodities, specifically those necessary to sustain the construction boom, like lumber and aggregate.” He added that the port’s oil and gas imports are equally strong, noting that automobile imports have also done well and seem likely to continue in the future due to the port’s location.

The Golden Goose

Forecasters see the port’s cruise volume doubling over the next 30 years to nearly 9 million cruise vacationers, necessitating the construction of three new terminals, while also completely renovating several of the existing ones.

“THE CRUISE INDUSTRY IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS, AND FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN REPRESENT THE LARGEST CRUISE MARKET IN THE WORLD,” MURRAY SAID.

Adapting to the Role

The best leaders continually evolve and adapt to the leadership challenges the position demands. As Anthony D’Angelo once said, “Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.”

Murray has always been realistic about how to leverage the port’s cargo assets for the best return, but he keeps his focus on the real prize, which is the burgeoning cruise industry. “There was a time when cruise ships were a leisurely means to get to a destination,” he explained. “Now, the ships are so spectacular, they’re the destination in themselves, and even larger and grander ships are being built.”

Moving from ship’s captain to shipping executive and then to a position where every major decision requires nearly unanimous consensus and often may involve local, state and federal governmental support, Murray admits his role has been challenging.

With his characteristic guarded optimism, Murray described the port’s 30-year plan as “a vision document — a high-level blueprint that looks at the port’s future with information that we know today.” Though full of opportunities, he emphasizes that “not every project in this plan will become a reality,” but there is enough that will become a reality that it dizzies the imagination.

Many important initiatives, like replacing the bridge on S.R. 401, take years to plan and complete.

“I was accustomed to making executive decisions based on careful due diligence and immediately moving to implementation,” he said. “Now, that’s just the beginning of the process.”

Murray’s temperament and acumen has been the right combination to manage a position that has so many stakeholders to consider. Perhaps the statement of Henri Bergson describes him best: “Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.” ♦


KATHERINE COBB

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy When Katherine Cobb, J.D., was named president of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (HTEA) by the school’s board of trustees in April 2017, it was the culmination of a lengthy process of identifying the single most qualified person to proficiently lead the school into its future.

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oday, Cobb is providing direction and oversight for 145 full- and part-time faculty and staff, as well as 850 students at two campuses … and she loves every minute of it. “It was quite different than I expected at first,” said Cobb, who most recently served as provost and associate vice president for academic programs at Eastern Florida State College, “but I quickly embraced its dynamics. It’s invigorating, and being around the students keeps me young.” Cobb’s hire seems a natural fit, as she has many ties to the school. Her children, Alex (30) and Allison (26), are HTEA alumni (graduating in 2006 and 2011 respectively). Her husband, Mark, attended the school in the 1960s. Cobb served as a member of the school’s board of trustees from 1989-1993, 2003-2009, and 2012-2014. “When I was offered the job, I felt totally comfortable,” she said. “It was like coming home again.” Cobb cites two influential women in her life, both of whom worked at HTEA. She met her mentor, Catherine Ford, through her involvement in the Junior League. Ford was head of school at Holy Trinity for 25 years. Reverend Joy WillardWilliford, a major inspiration in Cobb’s life, was chaplain at Holy Trinity for many years before she retired.

“I HAVE DEEP RESPECT FOR EACH OF THESE WOMEN,” ASSERTED COBB. “THEY’VE OFFERED ME INCREDIBLE INSIGHT AND ADVICE OVER THE YEARS.” HTEA, celebrating its 61st anniversary this year, is a premiere private school that boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Since 1957, the school has focused on educating and nourishing the whole child — mind, body and spirit — in

the Episcopal tradition. Part of Cobb’s job as president is to continue to enhance educational opportunities while also upgrading the campus to include the newest technologies. She recently saw the renovation of the upper school library, which was equipped with new technology. “Also, 80 percent of our students are involved in athletics, so we’re constantly identifying where we can improve our athletic programs and facilities,” she said. The Space Coast has seen huge growth in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) careers in the last decade, and HTEA continues to incorporate these areas and expand on them in its curriculum. “Our vision is to have our students master core academic content while learning to work collaboratively with the skills necessary to succeed in a global workforce,” said Cobb. Another part of her job as president is to be “present” in the region. Active engagement in the community, and the partnerships created as a result, are what have created a symbiotic relationship between the school and the community surrounding it. “These relationships have helped me in my mission as president of the school,” acknowledged Cobb. “Schools don’t thrive in vacuums; the best schools are the ones that establish strong relationships with the people and businesses around them.” Cobb, who came to the Space Coast via Miami, still marvels over the region’s natural beauty. “I drive over the Pineda Causeway every day, and it inspires me,” she said. “I get tears in my eyes crossing over the bridge and seeing the upper school chapel on the other side of it.” Most of all, Cobb is inspired by her students. “They’re clever, intelligent kids who ‘wow’ me every day.” ◆


CLIFFORD GRAHAM Orlando Melbourne International Airport

Since the dawn of the space program, Brevard County has drawn people from around the world, making this area a unique and diverse melting pot. Though that magnet of innovation and opportunity continues to attract the best and brightest, a new generation of individuals, who actually grew up on the Space Coast, are helping shape its future. One of these people is the director of Operations and Maintenance at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, Cliff Graham.

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ecently recognized as Florida’s Aviation Professional of the Year, Graham has, for more than 24 years, been a part of developing the airport into one of the leading aerospace and aviation hubs in the world. More recently, he supervised operations during one of the most extensive periods of renovations and improvements in the airport’s history. Projects include: completely rebuilding all three runways, construction of a new air traffic control tower, an upgraded U.S. Customs facility, improvements on the on-site fuel farm and beginning the initial phases of the airport’s terminal transformation project. These projects total more than $100 million in capital improvements in just the past two years, and all without any major disruptions to passenger and commercial service.

Transformative Projects “Within the last five years, the intensity of the projects we’ve been involved in, along with the growth of the tenants who call the airport home, has been remarkable,” Graham observed. “There have been incredible changes, and there’s more to come.” One major project the airport, tenants and most residents have long anticipated is the direct connection from the airport property to I-95, which is now underway. “This has been discussed for 20 years,” said Graham. “Today, the travel time from our parking lot to I-95 is about 20 minutes during commute hours, and this project should cut that time in half. That’s significant.”

Graham exudes enthusiasm and obvious pride in the airport, where he began working in the maintenance department while going to college. “I grew up here and went to Eau Gallie High,” he said. “I’m a hometown guy who had the opportunity to work my way up in this organization. The airport has treated me well, and I always try to treat the airport well in return.” He added: “My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic, that hard work and letting your work speak for itself brings results.”

A Team Approach Graham was especially appreciative of the opportunity to work with two individuals he considers remarkable airport executive directors — Greg Donovan and his predecessor, Richard Ennis. Plus, he is much more comfortable talking about others than he is himself. “Richard was brilliant on the financial side, but he was also so good with people; he treated everyone fairly,” Graham said. “If he said he would do something, it got done. Greg is also such an amazing visionary leader and a real aviation guy. The experience and background he brings to our airport is great, but you add his passion and you see the results in what’s happened in the last five years.” Graham believes the size of the airport gives everyone the ability to work as a team and contribute on these projects. “Our airport has a great safety record, but that’s because it’s something we work on every single day, not just when there’s an inspection approaching,” he asserted. “That’s how you stay at your best and ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone.” ◆


WENDY ROMEU Alluvionic

Wendy Romeu, founder and CEO of Alluvionic, did not follow an easy path to success. Born into a family where challenges, not support, reigned, she learned from an early age not only to be a survivor, but also a champion of order. With two younger brothers to care for, she developed the mindset of “nothing bad is going to happen on my watch,” and it has served her well both personally and professionally.

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here were lot of obstacles along the way, and going through that at a young age shaped me into the person I am today,” asserted Romeu. “I’ve always surrounded myself with supportive people.” Romeu, who got married right out of high school, took a less-direct path to complete her education. While working full time and raising young children, she took night and online classes at several colleges to eventually obtain her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in MIS from Florida State University, sharpening her skills in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. “I loved that project management process of ‘here’s the problem, do the research and come up with a solution,’” she admitted. “I also knew I eventually wanted to start my own business.” In 2013, Romeu founded Alluvionic, a company that specializes in right-sizing project management, process improvement and engineering solutions. When a company has a troubled project, whether it is over budget or not on schedule, Romeu and her staff fix it. “First, we need to understand the client’s desired end state,” she explained. “Then we put a plan in place that includes requirements, estimated costs and schedule. We basically set expectations and set up the processes that are going to make the project successful.” Romeu admits she has had a transitional year. With the help of regional entities such as weVENTURE and CEO Nexus, she learned how to transition from working in her business to working on her business. Today, she spends approximately 30 percent of her time with clients and 70 percent out and about, meeting people, educating them and growing the business.

“These support organizations taught me how to properly convey my vision,” she added. “They also made me realize I needed to take more risk as an entrepreneur. I’m pretty riskaverse, but I’m in the world of risk-taking, so I needed to strike a balance – lean in but not so far I get my head chopped off.” Most of all, Romeu loves the process of creating solutions. “We’ve come into companies that were chaotic and created better processes that have eliminated the dysfunction,” she affirmed. “We take them on this journey, and in the end they’re incredibly grateful for the gift we’ve given them.” Romeu’s vision for her company is to create a nurturing, positive work environment and family-first atmosphere. She also has a 10-year strategic plan in place. Alluvionic recently received an 8(a) business designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which puts them in position to secure prime government contract work. Romeu wants to continue to grow the commercial side of the business and become a $5 million company by 2020. One thing is certain: a childhood filled with uncertainty and disorder has shaped an entrepreneur who truly embraces protecting the people she cares about and helping companies turn inefficient, untimely and chaotic ways into streamlined, successful processes.

“I GENUINELY CARE ABOUT MY FAMILY, EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS,” SHE SAID. “I’M ALWAYS LOOKING TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. I WANT PEOPLE TO WALK AWAY FROM KNOWING OR WORKING WITH ME BETTER OFF FOR IT.” ♦


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National Drug Screening Successful entrepreneurs usually share four common differentiators. They continually develop their skills, they leverage their experience, they are always opportunistic, and they are passionate about whatever they are doing. All four boxes would be checked in the case of Joe Reilly, the founder and CEO of National Drug Screening.

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eilly grew up in New York City, and after earning a degree in accounting and marketing, his initial foray into business was working for the state of Massachusetts as a tax auditor. That experience confirmed the entrepreneurial inclinations he always thought he had, and with a friend, he moved to Florida and launched a window treatment company, which eventually brought him to Brevard. “Our marketing strategy was pretty basic,” he recalled. “Homes were going up all over Palm Bay, and we would simply follow moving trucks to the house, and if they didn’t have window treatment, we would knock on the door and ask if the homeowner wanted blinds.”

Following the Opportunities He left that enterprise to take over a restaurant/nightclub that he ran for nine years. During that time, he joined a good friend in a business providing loss prevention training programs for the hospitality industry. “After being in that business for about four years, we ran across a Florida statute that mandated if you institute a comprehensive drug-free workplace program at your business, you automatically qualify for a 5 percent reduction in your workers comp insurance,” Reilly said.

“WE SAW THIS ISSUE OF HIGH WORKERS COMP AS A REAL PAIN POINT WITH ALL OUR CLIENTS AND DECIDED TO FOCUS ON IT.” Focus on it he did. Today, Reilly is a leading authority, not only on testing for a drug-free workplace, but also how to

craft policies that ensure a company’s position is legally defendable, particularly with the new legislation legalizing certain forms of marijuana use.

A National Footprint Soon, Florida Drug Screening expanded to National Drug Screening as his company grew. “We focused primarily on the transportation industry, where the DOT mandates drug testing for certain jobs, such as truck drivers, pilots, oil pipeline workers, etc.,” he explained. As he traveled around the country doing presentations as a subject matter expert and serving as chairman of the board of directors of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) from 2004 to 2008, Reilly also began to be sought out by others who wanted to start a similar company. “We developed a comprehensive training and vetting process for people who wanted to get into the industry,” he explained. “Also, we developed a backoffice system that allows owners to focus on building their businesses while we attend to many of the details.” Now celebrating 25 years, Reilly has seen the growth and transitions in the workplace drug screening landscape. His company was one of the first in the industry to have a website promoting its services and has grown dramatically with a national reach. With mixed emotions, he said, “Unfortunately, the drug situation isn’t showing any sign of declining, so our business model has tremendous potential.” ◆


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he concept of combining sports, bar food and an at-home atmosphere is not a new one, but at Cheers Sports Bar & Grill, owner Neil Shastri has proven that a sports bar and grill can also serve fresh, delicious seafood, as well as a number of other tasty items. With two locations in the region – Cocoa and Rockledge – Cheers Seafood Bar & Grill welcomes patrons with the same kind of hospitality people became familiar with on the classic TV series, Cheers. “Where everybody knows your name” is not too far from the reality for those Space Coast residents who frequent Shastri’s establishments. And that is just how he prefers it.

“WITH ANY RESTAURANT, YOU WANT TO CREATE A WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE AND COMBINE THAT WITH GREAT FOOD,” SAID SHASTRI. “BEING THAT WE’RE ON THE SPACE COAST, WE WANTED TO GIVE PEOPLE THE ADDITIONAL OPTION OF GETTING HIGH-QUALITY, FRESH SEAFOOD, WHICH HAS BEEN A REALLY BIG WIN FOR US.” When you walk in, you immediately notice the plethora of TVs showing a variety of sporting events and sports talk shows. If you come on a Saturday during college football season, you can pretty much catch the game you want to see on one of the screens, and if you come on a Sunday, the same goes for watching your favorite NFL team. In fact, regardless of your preferred team or sport, or when you come in, if a game is being televised, odds are the staff will find it and put it on for you.


REDEFINING BAR FOOD Perhaps the most unique aspect is the extensive menu that redefines “bar food.” You can enjoy the usual bar fare, including nachos, potato skins, chicken wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches and french fries, but you can also turn it up a notch by ordering bacon-wrapped scallops, crab cakes, fried gator tail, fried calamari or Caribbean conch fritters. And here is where it gets really interesting for those with more refined palettes. Fresh seafood – including mahi mahi, grouper, yellowfin tuna, catfish, salmon, shrimp and scallops – is available daily, cooked to your preference (blackened, broiled, char-grilled or fried) and served with soup, salad and your choice of baked potato, rice, coleslaw or french fries. Not in the mood for fish? Try a pasta dish, or some steak and chicken from the butcher’s block. And if all of that does not fill you up, finish off your meal with some New York-style cheesecake, two-layer chocolate cake, key lime pie or apple cobbler.

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“A lot of our patrons are repeat customers, many times over,” explained Shastri. “That’s important, because it tells us people are enjoying their experience. We couldn’t have asked for more, being in such a great community with such loyal customers.” Imagine sitting at a table or comfortable bar, watching your favorite team play in the big game, enjoying any number of delectable dishes, and in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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Pizza Gallery is the place where food becomes art, from white pizza named after the master of black and white MC Escher to a Mexican pizza with salsa sauce named after the master of Southwestern landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe. Enjoy a wide variety of menu items such as signature calzones, juicy burgers, tasty greens and more. We are located at The Avenue Viera, Suite 113, directly across from Books-A-Million.

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Meg O’Malley’s authentic Irish cuisine and pub offers everything from the famous corned beef cuban to mouthwatering nightly specials and Sunday brunch. Meg O’Malley’s is the place to be for enjoying the latest trends and specials in town. We offer Sunday Brunch 11:00am-2:00pm Catering Please call us for a quick response for your catering needs at 1-321-952-5510

For a few rounds of FreshLime Squeezed Margaritas, visit Tequila Azul - a premier Mexican restaurant and tequila bar offering classic Mexican dishes, such as tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. Enjoy some refreshing drinks to accompany the meal including lip-tingling micheladas. Some menu favorites are the signature slow-cooked Carnitas, vegetarian dishes, tacos with grilled fish, beef or chicken. For traditional Mexican food and an atmosphere and live music to match, there is no better place than Tequila Azul. Available for private events.

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Known for its authentic Italian cuisine and atmosphere, Amici’s Italian restaurant has been a local favorite for years. From classic dishes to gourmet pizza and desserts made by Maria at the Amici's Bakery, the options are endless. Amici’s is a true homestyle Italian experience lovingly run by Dashi, his wife Valentina, and their two sons. Whether you come for the food or the festive atmosphere, you'll be so happy with both. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of wines and catering is available for parties and gatherings.

For a unique and original dining experience, Squid Lips is the happening place in town. With locations in three spots - Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & Sebastian- it’s easy to find some tropical tranquility nearby. Whether you’re visiting by boat or car, the goal is for each person to relax and enjoy some fresh, mouth-watering cuisine. From grilled foods prepared over an open oak wood fire to zero pre-breaded products found in the coolers to ensure each dish is prepared fresh. Live entertainment is always on the agenda to make the atmosphere a fun place to hang out.

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El Leoncito Viera is growing in Brevard and still offers its famous combination of Mexican and Cuban flavored cuisine with of course, their refreshing Margaritas. Our food is always cooked from scratch and never frozen. Some popular favorites include the Churrasco, a nice Angus steak with a hint of Chimichurri and the Enchiladas Rancheras. Don’t miss out on our Mariachis, appearing the 2nd and last Wednesdays of each month.

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Founded by Nicole and Joel Smith in 2004, Slow N Low Barbeque focuses on each customer’s happiness and preferences. They specialize in slow-cooked and smoked meats with experienced chefs who put a creative twist on every dish, always preparing crispy, appetizing and delicious ribs, smoked pork, chicken, and beef. Always expect impeccable service and one-of-a-kind BBQ that’s always made from scratch! Slow N Low Barbeque serves clients from Rockledge, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Merritt Island with value to the community and charities.

Pineda Crossing Bar & Grill has been serving the area for years and is known as “The Home of the Casual Gourmet,” which means classic comfort food with a gourmet twist. Some favorites include seafood arriving fresh from the Port and steaks cut from aged midwestern choice beef. A tradition since 1996, Pineda Crossing Bar & Grill is a 16 time Best of Brevard with dishes prepared by a Culinary Institute of America Chef that has been with them for 20 years. Don’t miss out on happy hour here where the locals go.

Gregory’s Steak & Seafood Grille caters to all occasions ranging from casual dinners to upscale business dinners and special occasions. Its relaxed, rustic and quaint atmosphere is the perfect place for a night out. Gregory’s is one of the longest standing family owned restaurants in Cocoa Beach with over 24 years of excellent food and service and the proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. They take pride in being family owned and will continue to stick to their values and wonderful service for many years to come.

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Since our very first restaurant opened, Cheers Seafood and Grill has focused on treating every guest like family.

Red Ginger is different than most Chinese restaurants in that it follows upscale tactics, which positions it as one of the most elegant, finer dining experiences in the area.

Our courteous staff will attend to you with genuine care and humble attentiveness as you eat, enjoy daily happy hours, signature dishes, clam chowder, hamburgers, wings prime rib and more. Cheer on your team on one of our 18 HD 65’’ TVs, with NFL Ticket and $5 pitchers.

Red Ginger combines fresh house made ingredients of fine quality Chinese cuisine with elegant service and exceptional wine pairing and cocktails from our full service bar, to offer an upscale and sincerely welcoming experience. From the moment you walk in you will be greeted with warm genuine hospitality and receive attentive service by a trained and knowledgeable staff.

Port Canaveral's newest, casual dining restaurant and tavern, Rising Tide tap & table, offers 60 draft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and a chef-driven menu of American classics. With a deeply rooted passion for everything food and beer, Rising Tide is perfect for all ages, budgets and occasions. Enjoy weekly specials, frequent beer dinners, live music and sports viewing at the island bar. Reserve the Barrel Room for private parties and events. Visit RisingTideTap.com for full menus, upcoming events and contact info.

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Cuizine Restaurant and Lounge brings exotic flavors from all over the world to Satellite Beach. Prepared fresh daily and served by some of the most learned staff in the county, Cuizine will soon become part of your weekly schedule for cocktails, music and dining with all of your closest friends.

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Diamonds are Forever Event Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Location: Space Coast Health Foundation Diamonds are Forever, is a James Bond themed fundraising gala to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard presented by the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center Honorary Host: Agent Ron James, Brevard's 2017 Top Bond James Bond– Agent 007, is a secret agent committed to the protection of England and defense of the Crown. Brevard’s Top Bond Contestants are men committed to the protection and defense of Brevard’s abused and neglected children and they are raising funds to support the programs and services the Children’s Advocacy Center provides to child victims in our community. www.cacbrevard.org 35th Annual Art & Craft Winter Holiday Bazaar in Historic Cocoa Village Start Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 End Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 Location: Historic Cocoa Village Historic Cocoa Village Association 35th Annual Art & Craft Winter Holiday Bazaar Saturday Dec. 1, 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday Dec. 2, 10 AM-4 PM. Blizzard at the Barn Event Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 Location: Harmony Farms Come join us at Harmony Farms for our annual Holiday Family Day and Craft Show! Come meet the Sheriff's Posse and canines. Enjoy pony rides, kids games, face painting, unique holiday gifts, crafts, food, and a chance to interact with the Harmony Horses. www.harmonyfarmsinc.com

Santa’s Shuffle 5K and Fun Run Event Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Join us Saturday, December 1, 2018 for the Inaugural Santa's Shuffle 5K and Kids Run at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy's Upper School. The one loop 5K course will take runners through the campus, out Business Center Drive, up Wickham Road and onto the Pineda Causeway extension before finishing on the school's athletic track. Santa will be on hand for his first area appearance to meet and greet all, and to present awards to all age group and overall champions. www.htacademy.org/page/support-ht/signatureevents/santas-shuffle-5k-and-fun-run

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Santa Paws for the Cause Event Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 Location: Myrt Tharpe Square (Gazebo) Bring your pet and children, too, and join Friends for Animals Sanctuary (FFAS), a non-profit, volunteer organization, for Photos with Santa. Sponsored by Tails at the Barkery, this event will help raise much needed funds for the animals FFAS rescues and the building of Brevard County’s first no-kill, no cage, animal sanctuary. The majority of animals who come to FFAS have medical conditions resulting from neglect or abuse, some have behavioral and emotional issues, some arrive as strays, suffering from illness and injury, and all are in need of love and attention, which FFAS is happy to provide.


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Victorian Holiday Tours Start Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 End Date: Friday, January 4, 2019 Location: Pritchard House Museum The historic Pritchard House Museum is conducting tours during the holiday season by advance reservation. The fully furnished circa 1891 home will be decorated with a Victorian theme by the North Brevard Heritage Foundation and the Titusville Garden Club. The parlor Christmas Tree is decorated with antique ornaments and surrounded by vintage toys. Holiday decor will be on display throughout the house. Guided tours are conducted by costumed docents. Come see this beautiful home decked out for the holidays, and learn about Christmas traditions from the Victorian era. Call for reservations and information. No minimum required, $15.00 per person.

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Swingtime “Holiday Dance” Event Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 Location: Melbourne Auditorium Dance to music by a 22 member Big Band with two vocalists. Start the holiday season by dancing to big band music and some holiday songs thrown in. BYOB: Snacks, soft drinks and ice available for purchase. Dance instructions available 6-7 pm for $5.00 payable to Laura Beers, www. ADancersVoice.com Dance tickets are just $7 in advance and $10 at the door or online. DancePass good for 6 dances available for $45 at the dances. www.mmband.net/index.php

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Merry Mimosas! Holiday Shopping in Downtown Titusville Event Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Location: The Downtown Art Gallery Merry Mimosas! Holiday Shopping made easy and fun! Visit downtown Titusville on Saturday December 8, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm. Have fun shopping and sipping mimosas with your friends. Your favorite Downtown shops will open early and welcome you with complimentary holiday mimosas, or fuaxmosas made with sparkling cider, and even beermosas at your favorite brewery. www.thedowntownartgallery.com

Ladies Fly Fishing School Event Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 Location: Renzetti Inc With Capt. Sarah Gardner and Caley Smith

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Two session available 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm, Lunch 12-12:45 This 3 hour session will introduce the angler to fly fishing theory, rigging a rod, casting and fly selection if time permits. Most of the class will will be on improving your casting and presentation. Regardless of your skill level, you will get one on one attention to improve your casting techniques.

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THE Holiday Dance Night Event Date: Friday, December 21, 2018 Location: Space Coast Field of Dreams Free Christmas cookies & hot cocoa

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Jingle Bell 2 Miler Event Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Location: Satellite Beach Public Library Happy Holidays! Calling all merry runners & walkers to the streets of Satellite Beach! All ages and abilities welcome to this Running Zone Foundation event that benefits the Satellite Beach High School running programs. Great race shirts, jingle bells for everyone's shoes, costume contests, a random prize of a TV, cookies from Longdoggers and MUCH more! www.runningzone.com/series/

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Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints Start Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 End Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Location: Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

Event Date: Friday, December 28, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2 p.m. Location: King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne City Ballet Theatre and National Ballet Theatre of Odessa present Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty, with a live symphonic orchestra accompaniment by Satellite Instrumental Music, at the King Center for the Performing Arts for two performances this December. This is the first time the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa has visited the United States, with 55 of the most talented and the brightest ballet stars to share the stage with Melbourne City Ballet Theatre dancers of all ages. www.kingcenter.com/schedule-of-events/

This exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Viera Park Market Start Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 End Date: Monday, December 31, 2018 Location: Viera Regional Park Farmer's Market featuring local & fresh items every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Fresh produce, local honey, hot prepared foods like thai and vegan dishes, fresh pesto, spreads, sauces, local pottery, natural pet treats, local art, local photography, locally ground gourmet coffee, gourmet olives, oils & infused vinegars, organic soaps and goat's milk soaps, plants, herbs, herbal teas and much more.

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Downtown Melbourne Farmer’s Market Start Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 End Date: Monday, December 31, 2018 Location: Riverview Park Farmer's Market every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Featuring fresh organic breads, kale chips, oat bars, local pottery, fresh produce and cheese spreads and pesto, local honey, gourmet olives, oils & infused vinegars, organic soaps, local art and much more. www.facebook.com/Downtown-Melbourne-Farmers-Market-at-RiverviewPark-297894340260585/ Fly Fishing and Rod Building Fair Start Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 End Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Location: Renzetti Inc Join us for 2 full days of learning about fly fishing, fly tying and rod building from some of the best in the Industry. Bob Clouser, Jon Cave, Bob Popovics, Nick Curcione, Capt. Sarah Gardner, Chris Kincaid, Frank Catino and many others will be sharing their expertise at the vise or at the casting area. 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery puts on an arts and crafts show in Eau Gallie every holiday season. This is a great way to do your holiday shopping and support local artists at the same time. Creators specializing in everything from glass work to pottery will have space to display and sell their work. The gallery will hold a Festive First Friday opening on December 7 and continue weekly, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until January 6. For more information visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com/2018-exhibitions/.

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INGREDIENTS 2½ cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs ½ cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoon peanut butter ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon

INGREDIENTS 1 cup molasses 4 tablespoons honey 1 cup water ½ cup vegetable oil 6 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger or one teaspoon of dried powder ginger

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup oat bran 2 tablespoons dry milk 1½ teaspoons dry baking yeast 2 tablespoons chopped spearmint leaves 1/2 cup applesauce 2 teaspoons green or red powdered food coloring or spinach powder (to get the color desired) 7/8 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. After initially mixing all ingredients together, use your hands to really mix everything well. You may also need to add a little bit of water. Roll the dough into a ball. Then flour a hard surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out, which should be about 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to make a cute shape. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until hard.

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INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350. Take two bowls, one medium and one large. Combine the molasses, honey, water and oil in the medium bowl. In the large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Divide this dough in four balls, wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-5 hours, or freeze them for 1-2 hours (just don't let them get solid!). After the dough is cold, lightly flour your surface and roll the dough out into about 1/4" thickness. Cut the dough into fun shapes, such as gingerbread men, with a cookie cutter. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cookies start to get brown.

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 250F. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. When the dough is ready, roll it to 1/4” thick with a non-stick rolling pin. Using a mini bone cookie cutter; cut the dough into mini dog bone shapes. Bake at 250 for about an hour. Check to make sure they don't get too brown. Turn off the oven and let the mini dog bones dry completely in the oven — this works best overnight. These Christmas dog treats will keep for several months at room temperature in your snowman cookie jar, so you can make them well ahead of the holidays.


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SpaceCoast LIVING has been the premier lifestyle publication in Brevard County since its introduction in 2003. Hundreds of thousands of loca...

SpaceCoast Living - Holiday Edition  

SpaceCoast LIVING has been the premier lifestyle publication in Brevard County since its introduction in 2003. Hundreds of thousands of loca...