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Nov 24 - Flea Market - Sebastian American Legion - 8:00am Nov 24 - Farmer’s Market Oceanside - Humiston Park - 8:00am Nov 24 - Star Party - Sebastian Inlet - 6:00pm Nov 24 - Charity Poker Paddle - McWilliams Park - 9:00am Nov 29 - Hutchinson Island Landmarks Tour Nov 30 - Dec 1 - Horseback Poker Run & Campout - CR 512 - St Sebastian Preserve State Park Dec 1 - Family Holiday Fest - Riverside Park - 9:00am Dec 1 - America’s Boating Class - Acadia Road - 9:00am Dec 1 - Sebastian Art Club - Riverview Park - 9:00am

Have you ever had the misfortune of being unable to keep a scheduled doctor’s appointment because you were unable to drive yourself to and from the appointment? Needed to have your eyes checked, dilated or operated on but were unable to drive yourself or had no close friends/family to assist you?

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Neil Lagin of A-1-A Property Management understands that at one time or another you may need transportation services. Not only just for doctor’s services but airport transportation. You can rest easy that you will not have to contend with parking lots, parking fees and the worry of leaving your prized vehicle exposed to the elements. You will arrive in comfort to your designated gate and can also schedule for pickup on your return flight. Leave one less worry behind and look to A-1-A Property Management. You can reach them at 772-559-3249 today.

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Aries -You’re deeply creative and you know it. Say yes to that challenge and you’ll end up inventing a solution that nobody had ever thought of before! Taurus - A new group of people are going to bring some luck (and maybe even some extra money making opportunities!) your way. Don’t be shy—go say hi! Gemini - Don’t cling to what you know just because it seems safer. Open your eyes to what’s new (and maybe a little scary). You have more options than you think. Cancer - Living your life for other people alone just isn’t enough. You have to live it for yourself, too! Leo - When someone you care about tells you they are in a rough place, really do all you can to help them.You have the wisdom and optimism she needs right now. Virgo - No one else knows what you feel on the inside – you need to trust in your own dreams, even if nobody else does. Libra - Don’t read a book by its cover (or a sort of quirky weirdo by their clothes!) Get to know the deeper person and you’ll come out a winner. Scorpio - Help to shoulder a responsibility with someone – perhaps a family member or close friend. Sagittarius - Don’t be intimidated by strong personalities. Your voice counts and can be heard just as loudly as theirs! Capricorn - Never be afraid to change your mind—having a new outlook on things doesn’t mean you were stupid or wrong before, it just means you are growing and changing. Aquarius - Talk is cheap, actions are what count. Take a look around you and see who’s really on your team. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! Pisces - If your gut tells you something’s not right, listen to it, girl! You know in your heart what’s good for you.

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Tips To Keep Kids Safe While Shopping

Black Friday Store Hours

Don’t Talk to Strangers - In a crowded place, a predator can easily slip away with a child. Remind your kids not to leave your side and not to accept goodies or go off with strangers.

Friday, Nov. 23, marks the date many retailers have been planning for all year: Black Friday.

Carry A Snapshot - It’s better safe than sorry so use your phone to capture your child on film before entering a crowded place. That way if anything were to happen, you would know what he was wearing.

While the day of in-store super savings may not get you a steep discount on everything you need for the holiday season, the day after Thanksgiving certainly provides amazing prices on a select number of enticing products.

Stay Seated in Shopping Carts - While it’s tempting to let an antsy tot climb in or around the shopping cart, it’s not a safe practice. Map Out a Plan - Once you get to the mall, map out a plan in case your family gets separated. Pick a central and easily accessible place to meet up. Your tot’s favorite store is an ideal destination as the youngster will likely remember its location and name. Advise small kids to seek store personnel or a security guard for assistance. Pay Attention In Parking Lots - People in a mad dash to the store may not look both ways before backing out.

Best Buy: Nov. 23, 12 a.m. Target: Nov. 23, 12 a.m. Macy’s: Nov. 23, 12 a.m. Walmart: Nov. 22, 8 p.m. Kohl’s: Nov. 23, 12 a.m. JC Penney: Nov. 23, 4 a.m. K-Mart: Nov. 22, 6 a.m. Michaels: Nov. 22, 4 p.m., for 30 percent off your entire purchase; Nov. 23, 7 a.m., for 50 percent off any one item. Plus: 50 percent off Christmas trees on Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. Office Depot: Nov. 23, 6 a.m Radio Shack: Nov. 23, 6 a.m. Sam’s Club: Nov. 23, 7 a.m. (Shop online starting at 11 p.m. on Nov. 21 EST.) Sears: Nov. 22, 8 p.m. for select doorbusters and open all night. Another round of doorbusters will be released Nov. 23 at 4 a.m. Sports Authority: Nov. 23, 12 a.m. Staples: Nov. 23, 5 a.m. Walgreens: Nov. 22, 9 a.m. (Thanksgiving Day sale) Bealls: Nov 23, 12:00 a.m. AAFES: Nov 23, 4:00 a.m. Bed Bath & Beyond: Nov 23, 6:00 a.m.

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Costco: Nov 23, 9:00 a.m. Old Navy: Nov 23, 12:00 a.m. These times/dates updated as of November 9.




Nov 19 - 30 - Scarecrows in the Garden - McKee Gardens Nov 19 - IRCHS presents Blood Relations - 7:00 pm Nov 19 - Bluegrass Jam - Heritage Center - 7:30 pm Nov 20 - Pelican Island Boat Trip - ELC - 3:00 pm Nov 20 - Steve Knight Nifty Puppets - Sebastian Library - 6:30 pm Nov 20 - Acoustic Open Mic Night - Inlet Wines - 7:00 pm Nov 22 - Jazz Night - Inlet Wines - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Nov 23 - Christmas in Downtown - 14th Ave - 10:00 am Nov 23 - Hairpeace Live - Inlet Wines - 8:00 pm Nov 23 - Friday Night Dances - VB Community Center - 7:30 pm Nov 23 - 25 - Oklahoma - Vero Beach Theatre - 8:00 pm Nov 24 - Chad Lada Live - Inlet Wines - 8:00 pm Nov 24 - Flea Market - Sebastian American Legion - 8:00 am Nov 24 - Nutcracker - Vero Beach High School - 2:00 pm Nov 24 - Dukes of Doo Wop - Sebastian Elks Lodge - 6:00 pm

If you haven’t traveled down Indian River Drive recently and checked out the culinary efforts of Chef Scott at the Chill & Grill then you are sorely missing out.

People magazine is offering 7 FREE country music downloads perfect for the holidays: Lady Antebellum – The First Noel Sara Evans O Come – All Ye Faithful Brad Paisley – Away in a Manger Scotty McCreery - Jingle Bells Gloriana – O Holy Night Sammy Kershaw – Up on the Housetop Katie Armiger – I Just Want to Be With You This Christmas This offer will be available until 1/4/12 at:

From their own unique version of nachos made with home made potato chips, pulled pork and more to their famous fish tacos, the Riverfront Chill N Grill has established itself as one of the favorite must-have spots for dining in the area. Chef Scott and his wife have transformed a location that has seen many restaurants come and go - into a warm friendly spot where you can sit and enjoy a gorgeous view of the Indian River Lagoon while feasting on the catch of the day. While the menu is small and features the local fresh catch from our area, the flavors are huge from their Key Lime pies, brownie desserts to this writer’s favorite - Peanut Butter Pie.

For more local events, community schedules, entertainment and happenings on the Treasure Coast please visit our complete event You HAVE to try the Asian BBQ Duck Wings!! If other caalendar on our website at restaurants could steal his recipe for the sauce, buffalo wings would be a fuzzy memory in the American public eye. They are THAT good. It is presented as an appetizer, but there is enough in the serving to satisfy all but the most famished. It is served over a bed of shredded cabbage. Really good food, great ambience and exceptional service it is exactly what you are looking for in a dining experience and the quality of the food and flavors are second to none. The Riverfront Chill & Grill is located at 1401 Indian River Drive in Sebastian. They do provide carryout and can be reached at 772-589-0006.

Across 1- Acute 6- 500 sheets 10- General ___ chicken 14- Forbidden; 15- Leaf with Sanscrit writing?; 16- “East of Eden” director Kazan; 17- Healing plants; 18- Approved; 19- Apply powder to oneself; 20- Gun, as an engine; 21- Person who breaks open safes; 24- Plastering tools; 26- Be innate;\ 27- G-8 nation; 28- Cautious; 30- Compile, accumulate; 33- Pay for; 34- Gal of song; 37- Kimono ties; 38- Bit of wisdom; 39- Completed; 40- Flight; 41- Scout master?; 42- Nairobi’s nation; 43- Stallion, e.g.; 44- Naught; 45- Upward slope; 48- Sovereign; 52- Encircling; 55- So that’s it!; 56- 1963 role for Liz; 57- Scottish Celt; 58- Prohibit; 60- Away from the wind; 61- Basilica area; 62- Pungent bulb; 63- Buddies; 64- Den of wild animals and dragons; 65- The house of a parson;

Down 1- Begin; 2- More healthy; 3- From the beginning: Lat.; 4- Shad delicacy; 5- Own; 6- Summits of buildings; 7- Actress Sommer; 8- One of the Baldwins; 9- Short lyric poem; 1 0- Irritable; 11- Quench; 12- Fuel transport; 13- ___ bleu!; 22- According to; 23- Work without ___; 25- Wimp; 28- Jalopy; 29- Dynamic start?; 30- “You’ve got mail” co.; 31- Exec’s degree; 32- Direct a gun; 33- Sawbucks; 34- Junior; 35- At all; 36- Grazing spot; 38- Republic in SW Europe; 39- Boxer Oscar ___ Hoya; 41- Up ___ good; 42- Domain; 43- People of courage; 44- The French word for “no”; 45- Songwriters’ org.; 46- Roman general; 47- Angler’s basket; 48- Distance runner; 49- Redbreast; 50- Confusion; 51- Mezzo-soprano Marilyn; 53- The ___ Valley is a Californian wineland; 54- Ricky’s portrayer; 59- Bambi’s aunt;


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Shop Smart If you head into Black Friday sales without a strategy, two things are almost certain: You will overspend, and you won’t get the deals that brought you into the stores in the first place. We put together some of the best Black Friday Shopping tips to help you prepare. 1. Check out the ads in the newspaper and online. Your local Thanksgiving Day newspaper will be stuffed with ads, coupons and circulars. Many of these ads will be available online prior to Thanksgiving. Either way, these will be your main source to local Black Friday savings. 2. Make a list and a game plan. Start by making a list of people to buy for, including the maximum amount you plan to spend on each gift. Next, plan which stores you plan to visit and in which order. Expert tip: Bring a friend or spouse. Two shoppers are better than one and can increase the odds that you’ll get everything on your list. 3. Use the Internet! No crowds, no lines and stay in your pajamas! Many retailers are offering the same deals online as in-store. You can check out the sales ahead of time and log on from home to grab the good deals. Expert tip: Order the item online and select in-store pickup. This will save you shopping time, shipping money and let you zip in and out of the store quickly. 4. Use your smartphone!

Stick to Your Diet During Thanksgiving Whether you love or dread the Thanksgiving holiday, one thing for sure is: it’s hard to stick to your diet. A plate (or two) heaped with turkey, gravy, buttery mashed potatoes and all the trimmings can blow any progress you’ve made. There are many things you can do to stick to your diet and still enjoy a Thanksgiving meal — and believe me, sticking to plan or not overdoing it feels A LOT better than stuffing yourself silly. Here are some “turkey day” tips to get you through Thanksgiving: You know never to go food shopping on an empty stomach, right? The same applies to the holidays! Never sit down to a holiday meal on an empty stomach. Eat a high protein snack beforehand and drink water to alleviate the need to begin nibbling before the meal starts — and to stop yourself from overeating at the table. If you’re invited over, bring along a tray of veggies and low fat dip (or another snack that fits your diet plan), so that you’ll have something healthy to snack on. If you simply MUST have Thanksgiving exactly the same without substituting any of the foods, then you need to make a conscious decision to limit how much you eat. Portion control is key here. Don’t overload your plate. A serving of meat is about the size of a deck of cards; mashed potatoes (1/2 cup) about the size of 1/2 a baseball; use a spoon to measure out gravy instead of pouring it on. Go easy on the stuffing. Take a walk with family members or friends in between courses. If the weather permits, play a game of touch football in the backyard. Do I really need to tell you to stay away from soft drinks and alcohol? If you can’t resist those empty calories, instead go with diet soft drinks; alternate one alcoholic drink with a nonalcoholic drink or, even better, water. If You’re Doing the Cooking Serve vegetables along with the Thanksgiving turkey. This is not only a healthy alternative to stuffing but can be served in many different ways. If serving a salad use low fat dressing. A delicious homemade vegetable soup can be prepared as a second course instead of pasta. If you tend to go all out with different courses, limit the amount of courses you serve this year. It’ll not only save your guests’ waistline, but you’ll have more time to enjoy the holiday meal with your guests instead of running around cooking. Make your mashed potatoes low fat by using low fat milk and less butter. You can also add in low fat sour cream to make it extra creamy. Instead of the array of desserts traditionally served every year, why not make an angel food cake and top it with berries and low fat whipped cream. While these are just some tips to help you stick to your diet,

Shopping technology get better each year- and now, hundreds of applications are available to help you find the best deals and make your shopping experience more plesant. Check out some of the Top Apps to download before you shop. 5. Look for Early Bird Discounts.

How To Earn Extra Xmas Money Earn gift cards - If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I’m a big fan of Swagbucks. And you probably signed up a long time ago and have been earning gift cards ever since. Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with Swagbucks for searching. You can use it just like Google (though I still like Google better) for searching and you will be randomly awarded Swagbucks for searching, usually around five to 10 Swagbucks once or twice each day. Here are some of my favorite ways to earn swagbucks: 1. Search. I use the Swagbucks search engine instead of Google to search topics on the internet. I usually win 8 - 10 swagbucks by searching and try to win at least twice a day.

The Early Bird Shopper will be the real winner on Black Friday. Stores offer early-day shopper specials usually from 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. with a no “rain check” policy. That means once they run out of the products, you’re out of luck.

2. Download the Swagbucks toolbar. I earn 1 easy swagbuck every day by logging in on the toolbar. Keeping the toolbar on my browser also makes it easy to search.

6. Bring the Ads with you.

3. Daily Poll. Earn 1 swagbuck every day by answering the daily poll.

If you saw an advertised special that really impressed you, bring the ad along to avoid any disputes over how much an item is supposed to cost on Friday. Having the ad also could come in handy at stores promising “lowest-price” guarantees – especially if you find lower prices elsewhere.

4. NOSO {No Obligation Special Offers}. Earn 2 swagbucks every day by viewing the NOSOs. **There are many free special offers here that will also earn additional swagbucks when they are completed. Be sure to read all the requirements and follow the directions in order to earn the swagbucks.

7. Ask for gift receipts.

5. Special Offers. Click on the “more” tab and click on “free” to find the offers that only require a signup or download in order to win swagbucks.

Gift receipts generally include a description of the item purchased but do not disclose the price paid. Including gift receipts inside the gift box will make returns or exchanges easier for the gift recipient. Without proof-of-purchase, the recipient may be turned down for returning or exchanging the item or risk receiving an exchange for the current selling price of the item. 8. Stay safe at the stores. Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. If you see people “hanging around” parking garages, parking lots, or the outside of stores, avoid the area. Notify the police or security department. If possible, shop before dark. Coordinate shopping trips with a friend if you plan to be out late. Always park your car in a well lit area. Lock your car doors and windows even if you are only gone for a few minutes. Keep packages and other valuables out of public view, preferably locked in the trunk. Park near street lights if possible and have your keys in hand when you return to your car. Always check the interior of your car before you unlock the door to get in. To discourage purse snatchers, don’t overburden yourself with packages. Have your purchases delivered whenever practical. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay for purchases with a check or credit card whenever possible. 9. Keep your identity safe. In stores, be vigilant against so-called shoulder-surfing -someone near you who has a good view of your personal information to write down, memorize or capture with a cellphone camera. Should an employee request personal information, like your driver’s license or phone number, ask if you can opt out of sharing it. If not, relay the information quietly. When shopping online, good technology is key. Enabling a firewall and updating antivirus and antispyware software can keep data on your computer secure.

6. Birthday Bucks. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to enter the date in your profile and you will be sent 50 free swagbucks on your birthday! To learn more about Swagbucks, check them out at or on your smartphone:

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