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THE HOLIDAY ISSUE

VOLUME 14 / ISSUE 12/ DECE

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Provide Healing and Hope to a Grieving Child This Holiday Season

Your gift of any size to the Health First Foundation will ensure grieving children and their families celebrate a brighter holiday season. Make your gift online at HF.org/gift or mail your gift to the Health First Foundation 1350 S. Hickory St., Melbourne, FL 32901

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¡ Bright Star is a specialized children’s program for grief and loss that encourages the expression of grief experiences through creative, positive play within a peer group setting ¡ Commonly called “silent grievers,” children deal with the loss of a loved one in a unique way, and their path toward healing is different than adults ¡ Activities led by professional staff with advanced degrees in Counseling and Social Work, as well as prior experience in dealing with bereavement ¡ All of this delivered at no cost to the family 1350 S. Hickory St. ¡ Melbourne, FL 32901 HFgive.org ¡ Foundation@HF.org


Editor’s Note As this year comes to a close we would like to take a moment to thank all the great contributors who have been a part of creating this fine publication. We’ve had a number of writers reach out to us over the months to voice their message and we thank you for working towards a greater community good! Your voice has a value and we would like to encourage you, in the year to come, to continue with your vigilance. While the B-Side Team would like to be everywhere and know everything that goes on in our community and surrounding areas, we rely on our eyes on the street to help keep us well-informed. We appreciate those of you who’ve continued to keep the network of information flowing our way, and we encourage those who’ve yet to do so - our team is keeping our eyes peeled on the inbox for your observations! BeachsideMediaGroup@gmail.com To our B-Side Team who work tirelessly to help put the madness in order, THANK YOU. None of this would be possible without you! On a more individual note, a huge thank you to Fursey O’Veebee for your humor and intrigue. You’ve been my muse for an entire year now, and I appreciate your wild point-of-view. We thank our families for putting up with our long hours away from home and (sometimes) short fuses. You send us to the office with a pat on the rear and pep-talks we need to keep it moving. Thanks Fam! Most importantly, the B-Side Team would like to thank our Director and creative mastermind, Craig Harriman, for our jobs here at The Beachside Resident. You’ve assembled a wicked team of characters and we are grateful for you keeping the dream alive! As you assemble your people for this holiday season, may your days be blessed and your hearts less stressed. From our family of misfits to yours, may your Force be strong and your spirits lifted. Yours Truly, Sharon Lacy & The B-Side Team

WHAT’S INSIDE? 8 Community Spotlight 9 I Beachside 10 X-Mas Gift Guide 14 Out and About 15 Limburger Cheese 16 Recipes 17 Restaurant of the Month 18 Skydiving Santas 21 Beachside @Your Service 22 Pet of the Month 23 Fishing Report 24 Bartender of the Month 25 Community Spotlight cont… 26 Get Fit Tips 27 Local Amp 27 Open for Business 29 Local Scribe 30 Get Out of Town 31 Opinions 32 Horoscope / Puzzles 33 Album Reviews 34 News of the Weird 34 Sudoku/Answers DECEMBER 2019

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C O M M U N I T Y S P OT L I G H T Our community could always use a helping hand. There will always be something or someone that needs you and could use your help. You can volunteer with Meals on Wheels, helping them to feed 300 seniors that are on a waitlist due to the shortage of people willing to drive. Some days, the meal and wellness check is the only one they will receive. Go to www.agingmattersbrevard.org for more info. Host a local sock driver for your community shelter or pick a park or beach to clean. SOAK (Supporting Our ASD Kids, Inc –Autism Organization) has a holiday dinner and toy drive for autism families in need. Visit www.soakautism.com for more information. Whoweplayfor.org is an organization that represents the youth who lost their life to sudden cardiac arrest by making affordable heart screenings available. The Hacienda Girls Ranch in Melbourne, also associated with Children’s Home Society, provides a safe haven for teen girls. You can also donate or volunteer at The Brevard Humane Society. Studies show that volunteering provides many benefits to your mental health and well-being. Find your favorite organization or cause and contribute your money or time. It’s the best gift! Continued on Page 28

ON THE COVER May the Holidays be with you.

COMING UP NEXT... :::: THE FOOD ISSUE :::: Eating is the world’s favorite pastime. The Space Coast has a bevy of delectable diners and culinary champions. Hope you’re hungry, Team B-Side is bringing the Food Issue to the table.

WRITE FOR US The Beachside Resident is a media company for, about, and written by beachside residents. We’re looking for talented, passionate writers. Articles need to be topical, contain 500 words or less and include photos. We’ll reference your blog, business or social media pages in your article. If you prove you have what it takes, we’ll pay you. Grab your moment in the spotlight, feather your resume, and let your voice be heard. If you have an opinion, internet access, and the ability to tell a story...

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig Harriman EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Sharon Lacy SALES ASSOCIATE Dane Strickland MEDIA MANAGER Misti Blu Day McDermott GRAPHIC DESIGNER ‘Becca w/ the Good Hair

OFFICE MASCOTS Sasha, Molly, Shadow, Rocco and Hamilton

CONTRIBUTORS Beachside Radio Whitney Bailey Fursey O’Veebee Suzanne Elliott Mayor Ben Malik Misti Blu Day McDermott Blake McDermott Captain Greg Rapp Captain Alex Hughey Amanda Dreyer Steve Romano Omayra Lopez Evan Ernst Mike Moffett Shane Lord Dimitri Zourdos Bob Edmiston

A D V E RT I S I N G & C O N T R I B U TO R DECEMBER DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2019 S T R E ET D AT E : JA N UA RY 3 , 2 0 1 9

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Kayaking never gets old and Florida is a great place to enjoy it. Fin Expeditions Kayak Tours offers local guides to take you on your expedition. Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures: Dangle your awkward, squawking loved ones from the treetops like a tree ornament. Riggs Outpost is a boat rental hot spot in Melbourne that offers pontoon boats and beach cruisers. There is food and bait too! They have everything covered to make your trip an adventure. Offshore boating excursions, fishing and eco wildlife tours are all available at All Water Adventures in Port Canaveral. “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day…” Teach him to fish and you’ll have to go looking for him after the sun goes down. #gonefishing A Drift House Surf Shop gift certificate is the perfect gift! No one know’s what anybody really wants. Let them choose for themselves. Maybe they’ll want a new deck and wheels so they can roll their happy selves on down the road. Helicopter Rides are always a nice surprise for your adrenaline junkie. Beachside Helicopters will give you the experience like never before. Take in the beautiful Space Coast, where we are lucky enough to live.

Escape Cocoa Beach is the local escape room hub for real-life adventure. This makes a great gift idea for coworkers, friends, or family. Endless Summer Tattoo for the King in your life. Your man told us he wants some ink and asked us to mention it. We won’t say his name, but seriously… get him a gift certificate. Have you ever stood on the lip of the ocean and howled at the sun? Surf Lessons will help to unleash the primal creature who hungers to bond with the Earth. Previously Ashley Nolan School of Surf, Ohana Surf School is our go to for any adventurer. Surf camps available for the little groms, located in Cocoa Beach. Do you want to WIN for Christmas? Whitney Bailey is a licensed, professional piercer at Endless Summer Tattoo and we highly suggest a gift certificate for your teen. The Big Bang Studio is always a safe bet when shopping for the queen in your life. Who doesn’t want to feel pretty? This trendy salon is located in Cocoa Village. Get a hair appointment or see Jenna for Elegant Brows micro blading. Rocket City Retro in Cocoa Village is always a great place for a gift certificate or a rare vintage find. There is something for everyone and any age!


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Bali Bar Wine and Finds is located in Merritt Island and it is the hottest new place! You ill definitely impress your secret santa with a gift certificate here. Or, bring your friends and share your holiday evening together at this beautiful spot. Peace in the Garden in Rockledge offers the perfect stocking stuffers: gift certificates for healthy organic meals. This place has home sweet home vibes and vegan options too. Chic-fil-A: Eat your body weight in chicken nuggets and bring a chicken nugget platter to your holiday event…watch how fast it disappears! Green Turtle Market has ‘A Little Bit of Everything Plus’ Gift Basket for $65 (Add a bottle of wine for $20). Must Pre-Order! Well, that was easy! Bitchin’ Bohemian Blends - All Natural Seasoning Blends will surely put a little spice in their life. Shopping local is always rewarding and makes for a unique gift. Gathering Table is an interactive cooking class where you can create a delicious family style meal focused around fresh ingredients and scratch made cooking. Located in Melbourne and a creative gift idea for sure!

Give your fur baby the gift of radiant health. Take them in for a tune-up. Island Animal Hospital Cocoa Beach. Also located in Merritt Island and Viera Wisney’s Way Pet Training is located in Melbourne and it is the perfect gift for anyone with a new pet. If your pup is acting like a bad boy, this is perfect for him or her! Pawsative Paints offers pet ornaments and pet portraits, all customized for you and your fur baby. This is such a creative gift that will always be special. Bark Box is a monthly subscription service that allows your pup to feel treated every month. They will wag their tail each time the mail carrier comes by! Barks N Bubbles will get that dirty fur monster groomed and feeling fresh. Get that stinky pooch in for a shampoo, trim and nails did… okurrrr? Who wants a treat!? Tails At The Barkery in Cocoa Village has all the treats and more! Treats are baked fresh daily and they also have designer wear and accessories.

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A Weekend Retreat at a Westgate Resort Location is a blissful opportunity to score some alone with your sweetheart. Nothing says “Romantic Getaway” like room service and fluffy white sheets. A beautiful, custom floral arrangement or a festive holiday wreath is a classy way to show that you care. Order your custom design from Fern and Curl Designs in EGAD. A gift sure to make them sigh and moan… Enjoy a couple’s massage from Cocoa Beach Spa. When they’re relaxed and happy, they’re less likely to resist your romantic advances! Fairvilla in Cape Canaveral is a one-stop shop to spice up your love life. Drape her in satin and lace and jazz up your boudoir shenanigans. Wine and Dine then propose the 69… Flavour Kitchen is sure to inspire foodgasms, it’s what you do with that prep-work afterwards that matters. Forget gold, get your lover the bracelet that she really wants: a Disney annual pass! That’s right. Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, fireworks… This gift lasts all year and comes with memories.

HOT YOGA on the ISLAND will help to improve your health and overall mobility. Yoga is also great for your digestion. That’s definitely something to be grateful for after gluttony that’s surely to be your waistline’s demise this holiday season. WILDLING APOTHECARY is the ultimate way to practice self-care. This CBD boutique also carries natural herbal teas, sage smudge sticks, pain balms, skin serum, toxic-free perfume oils, beard oils, and much more. Get yourself a sweet ride from Southeastern Honda! You have been working hard and it’s time to cruise in style with a sweet, new whip. Blaze Smoke Shop Treat yo’self to a new Bubbler / Water Tobacco Filtration Devise / Bong. Get that legal green and enjoy a day off. Because skin care is important, Absolutely-Natural.com is a beautiful skincare boutique that will make your skin fresh and youthful. Buy a new stick / wetsuit / sex wax. Paddle out - shred - repeat. A gift for you at any age!


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OUT & ABOUT Space Coast Light Fest DECEMBER 7-8, 2019

Wickham Park in Melbourne, FL. Enter off Wickham road onto Leisure Way. It is a drive-through event, except on December 7th and 8th when the park is walking only. Private Hayrides by reservation only Monday thru Thursday. Public Hayrides Friday thru Sunday. For more information visit spacecoastlightfest.com.

Emo Night

DECEMBER 7, 2019 | Starts at 10 pm Sandbar Sports Grill. Starts at 10 PM.

Ocean Reef Beach Festival DECEMBER 7, 2019 | Starts at 10 pm

Satellite Beach Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival, DEC. 7th 2019 – Pelican Beach Park – Satellite Beach, FL. Come experience local Art Vendors, Marine Education, Live Music, Food Vendors, Beverages, Sea Turtle Obstacle Course & More! The Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival is committed to a green festival! Avoid bringing plastic water bottles to the event and participate in our recycling program during the festival! Thank you!

Cocoa Beach Boat Parade DECEMBER 14, 2019 | 6pm - 9pm

Line the canals and celebrate Christmas on the river with a fantastic boat parade! Join us at Cocoa Beach from 6pm9pm for the fun! 2 S. Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL.

Home for the Holidays DECEMBER 21, 2019 | 10am - 2pm

Saturday, December 21st 10am-2pm: The First Annual A “Home” For The Holidays pet adoption event benefiting the SPCA of Brevard County at Florida East Coast Real Estate 423 West Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island • adoption fair, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, vendors, and prizes and Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the BCSO Animal Services Unit! Come meet several furry friends who need a home for the holidays! For more details call 321-877-4800

Photo courtesy of Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Central Brevard Art Association 1st Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale

DECEMBER 14, 2019 | 9am - 5pm • DECEMBER 15, 2019 | 1pm - 4pm The Annual Art Show and Sale at the Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central (Cocoa) Public Library, presented by The Central Brevard Art Association, showcasing the unique talents of local artists. Dozens of local artists will be displaying and selling a variety of original fine art and prints, photography, jewelry, clay, sculpture, mixed media and much more! Many unique items will be available for holiday shopping! Gift Baskets will be raffled with 100% going to the CBAA scholarship fund. Located at 308 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa. Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. Show hours are Saturday, December 14, 9 AM to 5 PM; & Sunday, December 15, 1 PM to 4PM.

December to Remember 2019

DECEMBER 20, 2019 | 7pm - 10pm • DECEMBER 21, 2019 | 10am - 4pm WHO WE PLAY FOR presents “December to Remember 2019” BLOCK PARTY - Friday, December 20th - Hosted by Juice ’N Java in Cocoa Beach. 7pm - 10pm. Live music, great food, silent auction, raffles, and corn hole. After Party at JT’s Social Bar. FOR EVERY CHILD WHO NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY. To eliminate preventable sudden cardiac death in the young through affordable heart screenings. www.whoweplayfor.org

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LIMBURGER CHEESE ON MY LAST STRAND By Blake McDermott

As the Thanksgiving festivities draw to a close, we awaken from our food comas with the realization that it is time to get into the holiday spirit! It’s time to pull all of the decorations out of the attic and to start getting the house looking festive. For some of you, it might just be plugging them back in! Heck, you might even listen to a Chipmunks Christmas album for the ten minutes it takes till it becomes annoying. If you are this type of person, thank you for being you! You can stop reading now, Happy holidays! Now, if you were this kind of person but like two months ago, let me be the first to say, “you are the WORST type of people!” What happened to people waiting until AFTER Thanksgiving to toss their Christmas paraphernalia up? It’s bad enough I’ve got to hear c-list celebrities singing bad versions of Christmas carols every time I go to the store, but now I’ve gotta see your visual eye sore of a house for the next three months?! “Oh, but it takes me a long time to get ALL of my decorations up!” First off… NO! Secondly, if it takes more than a couple days to put up your decorations, you have entirely too many decorations! It looks like Kris Kringle went explosive diarrhea all over your yard! I hope on Christmas Eve a single bulb on every strand of lights goes out the very moment the last store closes! How does it go from Halloween blood and gore to cheer and joy with no notice? Next year, give Thanksgiving a little more attention and pump the breaks on starting December in November. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! DECEMBER 2019

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RECIPES

By Misti Blu Day McDermott Mistibludream.com @mistibluday

Healthy AF Apple Crisp Ingredients: 3-4 peeled and chopped Apples (3 Granny Smith, 1 Honeycrisp) ½ cup Cashew Butter ½ cup of Maple Syrup 2 cups of Rolled Oats Sprinkle in Hemp Seeds, Flax Seed & Chia Seeds Cinnamon and Sea Salt Directions: First, open your windows and let the Florida cool, fake winter air creep in; you may need to turn on the AC to pretend. Turn on your Bluetooth speakers and put on some music. For this dish, I selected Led Zeppelin “Going To California.” Next, wash your apples. You never know who just scratched their butt and then groped your apple before deciding on the one next to it. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel and chop the apples. I save all of my peels and discarded produce waste for compost. Anyway, in one bowl, mix the apples, ¼ cup of maple syrup, ½ cup of oats, ¼ cup of cashew butter and stir; place in a pie-baking dish. For the topping, put the remaining cashew butter, oats, maple syrup and sprinkle in hemp seeds, flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt in a bowl and stir. Load this pile of festive delightfulness on top of the apples. Scrape every morsel out of that bowl, and then proceed to licking the bowl. Place in the over and check on it after 20 minutes to ensure that it is getting golden and bubbling. You may need to leave it in for another 5-10 minutes depending on if it needs to get more golden or not. Sometimes, depending on the size of the apple chunks or the oven, time can range. I am the winging it type of kitchen guru. I also add extra of everything. I like to keep things saucy. Don’t hesitate to add extra cashew butter and maple… just keep them equal parts. This can be served with vanilla ice cream and served as a dessert, or you can have this for breakfast because it is healthy AF. It is also gluten-free and dairy-free. Enjoy!

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RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH By Sharon Lacy @lime_and_a_coconut

“A HOMEGROWN EXPERIENCE” There’s a handful of fun and contemporary dining spots popping up in and around our town, and people are stepping out to enjoy them. Yes, they’re new and exciting. Yes, they spark joy in our foodie hearts. However we are creatures of habit who seek the comfort of nourishing dishes that feed our hungry souls. It’s easy enough to be dazzled by creatively designed plates stacked tall with exotic garnishes and intriguing sauces, but nothing can inspire a wiggle in the seat like a friendly diner babe dropping an expertly stacked BLT in front of you while her other hand fills your coffee mug with a steaming stream of joe. Complicated recipes with equally challenged price tags do nothing for the appetite. Some days you want to open your oversized menu and locate a dish tried and true for it’s deliciousness; a dish that takes you back to simpler times, or your mama’s cooking.

This Holiday season inspired us to head out and find that home-away-from-home situation. We had to look no further than one of Cocoa Beach’s longest standing diners for that “push away from the table and unbuckle the button” feel-good food. Sunrise Diner is just the place to feed your need for a homecooked meal prepared with consideration and a sprinkle of tradition. Owner, Dimitri Zourdos and his family have been preparing meals for our beachside community for 23 years and counting! You can still find Mum and Dad, Sam and Maria Zourdos, in the kitchen preparing the meals for their guests. We went in search of Dimitri, son of Sam and Maria, to ask him what he loved most about serving the people of Cocoa Beach and all its visitors, and he said,

“It’s the people I love the most. Interacting with all the people and creating friendships from them… There is much to be said in supporting those establishments that have stood the test of time and economic change. Small ‘Mom and Pop’ joints face a tremendous struggle when competing with the larger, franchised operations. We, as a community, must continue to support them as they have supported us over the years. Dimitri and his family have fed guests who solely rely on their home-cooked meals for food and fellowship. Dimitri says,

“We take care of our guests. They’re like family to us. We take care of all our Veterans, too. We have one Veteran that’s going to turn 100 years old, George McClane, on December 21st. We take care of him

and feed him every day. We’re going to throw a big bash for him!” (Everyone is invited!) The Zourdos family is not lost on the changing trends. Sunrise Diner offers organic ketchup, vegetarian and gluten-free menu items and they’ve even replaced their single use plastics like straws and take-away boxes with bio-degradable products. Sunrise Diner meets the expectations for a universally loved diner. The personalities inside warms the cockles of the heart. Sunrise offers American, Greek, and Italian cuisine - fresh seafood is prepared daily. Not only do they offer a huge variety of menu items, it’s all home cooked with lots of comfort foods including everyone’s favorite – meatloaf! We couldn’t get away without asking Dimitri a short Q & A:

What do you believe makes people want to come to your family’s restaurant? “Because they know they’re going to get a home cooked meal, attentive service, and free entertainment.” What dish did your mom make for you as a kid that’s on the menu today? “She would make souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita and she would always make me fresh fish all the time.” Give us some solid advice passed down by Mum and Dad. Mom: “Make your food as if it was for yourself. If you won’t eat it, then don’t serve it!” Dad: ”When you’re in the restaurant business don’t get involved in politics, religion or relationship advice.” “We are open 365 days a year. Even our address is 365. We’re open EVERY day! When the holidays come, we are here. Join us for Christmas dinner. We would love to have you sit at our family’s table.” If you’re looking for a warm and family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, stop in at family-owned and operated Sunrise Family Restaurant. Take the night off and eat with your family at Sunrise Family Restaurant! Sunrise Diner is located at 365 West Cocoa Beach CSW / Route 520 | (321) 783-5647 | www.sunrisedinercocoabeach.com

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Kickstart your Holiday Bonanza with the 3rd Annual Skydiving Santas event held on December 14th at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier at 10:00 AM. Pull up your beach chairs and bring your blankets as you witness the largest demonstration jump in the country! Over a period of 5 hours (10 AM - 3 PM), watch as hundreds of skydivers dressed in Christmas attire jump from airplanes onto giant inflatables along the Cocoa Beach Pier coastline. The United States Marines and Toys for Tots will be accepting new unwrapped toys all day long. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive one (1) FREE ADMISSION to any Saturday night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. Limit one ticket per person while supplies last. Rodeo ticket is valid through December 2019. According to one of the lead organizers of this year’s show, Chuck Julian states,

Kickstart your Holiday Bonanza with the 3rd Annual Skydiving

“We are going to attempt to set a Guinness World Record by forming the largest formation of flying Santa’s in the world.”

Santas event held on December 14th at Westgate Cocoa This Year’s Lineup Includes: Beach Pier at 10:00 AM. Pull up your beach chairs and bring your blankets as you witness the largest demonstration

The Valiant Air Command War Bird Museum’s, “Tico Belle”, a remarkable flying memorial, will have the honor of dropping the first of many Santa’s.

in theSkydiving country!competitors Over a period of 5 hours - 3 PM),Santa chair. • 100+jump Professional will attempt to land(10 on AM an inflatable • Christmas Tree in the Sky Eight highly skilled skydivers will create a Christmas Tree formation. • Multiple World Champion skydive competitors. • Public photo opportunity in the large Santa sleigh and chair available prior to the event and immediately after.

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BEACHSIDE @ YOUR SERVICE! Owning a home (or any property) takes a lot of upkeep. Here is a sampling of some of beachside’s best maintenance and service professionals that are at your service to keep your property in tip-top shape.

INSURANCE | Carl Coddington Insurance “Our family protecting yours” Charles Coddington Homeowners • Flood • Auto • General • Liability O: (321) 784-5705 • charliecoddington@gmail.com

CLEANING | East Coast Gleam Team Inc. Licensed • Insured • Bonded “We outSHINE the Best, MOP up the Rest” Residential • RealEstate • Construction • Commercial 321-480-5425 • ivyb29@ymail.com

PLUMBING | Justin Shaw LLC Drain Cleaning 35 S. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach 32931 321-412-5155

POOL | Sea Clear Pool Service “Keeping your pool clean so you don’t have to.” Weekly Cleaning and Maintenance Leak Detection • Green Pool Restoration 321-759-6824 • customerservice@seaclearpoolservice.com

COOLING | I.C. Air LLC Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Balancing Comfort and Cost Service • Repair • Replacement 10% Senior and Military Discount 321-890-7904

MOBILE BOAT REPAIR | Tom’s Mobile Marine Inc. In Business for 30 Years Marine Engines • Sales and Service 4880 Cangro St, Cocoa 32926 • 321-636-5758

WINDOW & DOORS | Fountain Window & Door Licensed & Insured Certified master installer of windows and doors. 73 West Bay Drive, Cocoa Beach, FL (321) 783-0126 • www.fountaingc.com

CONTRACTOR | Alron Construction LLC State Certified General and Roofing Contractors New Roofs, Repairs, Maintenance, Residential, Commercial, Insurance Claims, Manufacturer Warranty, Free Inspections 321-639-0911 • 467 Forrest Ave, Suite 115 Cocoa CCC1328819 CGC1515789

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PET OF THE MONTH: By Taplan Ardis and Misti Blu Day McDermott @peachthewonderdoodle

Peach the Wonder Doodle

My name is Peach the Wonder Doodle. I’m a oneyear-old Australian Labradoodle that works as a multipurpose service dog. When I’m not working, I like chasing and playing with my kitty brothers and sisters, hunting for lizards in my backyard, and playing fetch with my bacon ball! What is the difference between a service animal and a therapy animal? So, there are three types of assistance animals; service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals or ESAs. A service animal is a highly trained dog (or in some cases, miniature pony) that performs tasks that mitigate their handler’s disability. A task can be anything from alerting to blood sugar drops or other chemical changes in the body, to picking up a dropped item for their handler. Therapy dogs are dogs that are trained to provide comfort and affection to several different people. For example, dogs that visit the elderly in nursing homes or patients in children’s hospitals would be therapy dogs. Unlike service dogs, they do not have public access rights. Emotional support animals, or ESAs, are pets that do not have to have any formal training, that act as a companion for those who struggle with mental health problems. A therapist or psychiatrist must recommend them; they do not have any public access rights, but are allowed to fly with their humans and live in non-pet friendly housing. Again, it’s important that the individual get a letter from their mental health professional, as ESA registries are a scam and do not offer any legal protection. -Peach

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Learning about Peach is an important way to raise awareness on service animals and invisible illnesses. I met Taplan at a local market. She happened to also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rarely diagnosed connective tissue disorder, as well as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, which affects blood pressure and increases the heart rate upon standing. I was shocked to meet someone with similar health issues, as they often get dismissed or misdiagnosed. Misti: What special skills does Peach do to help you in your life? Taplan: Peach does a lot to help me, he’s trained to perform over twenty tasks and the list grows every day. First and foremost, he is trained to alert to spikes in my heart rate and drops in my blood pressure, allowing me to get in a safe position prior to losing consciousness. He picks things up when I drop them, is able to bring things to me when I need them and don’t feel well enough to get them myself, is able to detect my allergens in food, and so much more! Misti: What is the most amazing thing to date that Peach has done to impress you with his work ethic? Taplan: His first trip to Disney was when he was six months old. We had never taken him to somewhere with so many different distractions. He had experienced crowds before, but Disney is on another level. Not only is it like a sardine can with how packed it is, but there are brand new smells, fireworks, people in costumes, kids trying to grab at him, adults lunging at him to pet him without asking, and even tons of spilled popcorn on the ground. He completely aced it. He ignored everything and everyone and even focused on me and didn’t flinch when a child in a stroller grabbed his tail. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but for a six-month-old puppy, I was really amazed. [ Misti: What does Peach love to do on his spare time? Taplan: His all time favorite thing to do is to play with a human. Whether it’s tug, or fetch, or just having someone hold onto his bone while he chews it, he loves just spending time with someone. He loves to hunt for lizards in the backyard; he’s only ever caught one once, but he never stops trying. He also loves to do his puppy puzzle! It’s a plastic tray with different boxes you hide treats in, he opens the boxes and has to sniff out the treats to find them… it’s a great brain sharpening toy! TO NOMINATE YOUR PET, EMAIL US A PHOTO AND TELL US WHAT MAKES YOUR PET SO SPECIAL: STAFF@THEBEACHSIDERESIDENT.COM

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FISHING REPORT INSHORE

CAPTAIN ALEX HUGHEY @capt.alex.hughey Winter is coming! Things are about to drastically change here throughout the Space Coast! Winter time is right around the corner and the temperatures are already falling! The snook and tarpon will make less and less of an appearance the cooler the weather gets, but typically the cooler weather really helps the redfish, sea-trout, and black drum. My favorite part of winter fishing is there is no need to get up at the crack of dawn, feel free to sleep in! You will find the best bite to usually start as the sun starts to warm up the water between the hours of 9 AM - 2 PM. As the sun rises I like to fish the western shorelines, weather permitting. Most fish will be moving to the shallows trying to get to the warmest water possible, which will typically be the western shorelines with the sun rising to the east. As far as soft plastics go, I prefer gulp shrimp, and mirrOlure little Johns on an 1/8 oz mission fishn imitation. Winter tends to switch most species to more of a shellfish diet: crabs, shrimp, etc… Another great area to look for these fish are flats with large troughs, where the water has a slight drop off. Cast your bait shallow and bring it into the deeper sections - you’re almost sure to have great success! I wish everyone the best of luck, and highly encourage catch and release in our river systems for future generations! Captain Alex Hughey -

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CAPTAIN GREG RAPP @sealeveler @sealeveler youtube.com/sealevelervideos

Happy Holidays everyone! I sure hope Santa brings us some calm seas this month, because November, for the most part, was an absolute struggle to get offshore. Assuming we have all been able to stay off Santa’s (knotty list), and he delivers us some calms seas, let’s strategize and figure out how to best capitalize. Historically, the water clarity and water temperature get just right to make the king happy. When the king is happy, everything is happy. King mackerel will show up in a big way this month, and fishing for them couldn’t be more simple or action packed. Start on any reef or wreck between 60 to 100 ft of water where the water is a clean green to blue. Put your boat just in gear and zig zag that area with dead cigar minnows, spanish sardines or ballyhoo on a king fish rig a.k.a. stinger rig. Use #4 to #6 wire and have a small mylar skirt over the head of your bait. Run a simple3 rod spread, 1 long, 1 medium & 1 short or on a downrigger at about 30ft. If you don’t hook up a fish within 15 minutes, then make a 2 mile jump and repeat until you find an area that is productive. Once you locate the kings you will now have located everything! A good king bite attracts absolutely everything this time of year. Cobia, black fin tuna, sailfish, mahi and wahoo will all be caught by slow trolling for king mackerel. This is why I always say “When the king is happy, everything is happy”. Bottom fishing is also high on the list for many anglers this time of year. December & May are the two best months to catch grouper when you can keep them. I personally would start off a day by slow trolling and save a little time to bottom fish live or dead bait in the same area you are catching kings and other species. Like I stated previously, a good king bite attracts everything and creates a feeding frenzy throughout the entire water column. The reason this happens is the kings are there because conditions are right. Besides water clarity and water temperature, you have bait. The kings actually have this bait suppressed to the bottom most of the time, and all bottom species take advantage. When the

kings are really thick you have a lot of natural chum sinking through the water column from several sources. Sloppy feeding habits of king mackerel, regurgitation of bait from fish that are being caught and sharks feeding on kings. All these things create a lot of sent and scraps. Most of the time you will also have the commercial king mackerel fleet working these fish and they add to this frenzy with scraps of bait they throw over, gutting fish and again these kings will throw their stomach contents when being caught. It is important to understand how the commercial king fisherman works in order to successfully fish amongst the fleet without hindering them or creating a bad or even dangerous situation. Once a commercial fishermen locates a concentration of kings, they will put their boats in a right hand circle and stay on top of these fish in the same circle for hours. If you are trolling in a straight line down the reef through the fleet then you end up trolling right through their circle. This usually results in your line getting cut off by their gear or prop and you risk collision or an unpleasant encounter. The best bet for success, and to avoid this stressful situation, is to work just outside the fleet and fish in a circle pattern yourself once you have located your own concentration of fish. While searching out your own fish, give plenty of room to the commercial boats by going around not through. You will, on rare occasion, have someone try to muscle you off of your fish and at that point you have to make a judgment call on what course of action to take but really it is best to just move on and not stress yourself out over it. Toward the afternoon, as the commercial fleet thins out and you already have a good catch of kings and other pelagic, then anchor up where the action was taking place and enjoy some fantastic bottom fishing. Happy Holidays & Tight Lines Captain Greg Rapp All Water Adventures

All Water Adventures, located at Sunrise Marina behind Grills in Port Canaveral, offers the full spectrum of on-the-water activities. Each trip is run by full time guides of our family owned businesses. They have a love and passion for the area and what they do. If you want to get on the water for some fishing or just relaxing, then give them a shout. 321-222-7511 www.AllWaterAdventures.com DECEMBER 2019

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BARTENDER OF THE MONTH Mellisa Campbell from Debauchery

downtowndebauchery.com @debaucherydowntown Debauchery is a bar located in downtown Melbourne. The venue has live music, Djs, an extensive craft beer selection, pool tables, fun cocktails with a full liquor bar, and a staff that can handle themselves.

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Although I always end up with one, water and Tylenol for me.

In “my” opinion, a dirty martini is like ringing out sweaty gym socks.

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One of the perks is playing a role in someone’s celebration and making them just a little bit more happy in that moment.

Someone very close to me always says, “If you ain’t having fun it’s your own damn fault!” I like that!

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WHO WE PLAY FOR For every kid who never had the opportunity. Answers by: Zareh Hadden, Co-Founder & “December to ReMem6er” Co-Chairman What is WWPF? We believe we all have someone or something that motivates us – it’s who we play for.  WWPF is driven by the thousands of young lives lost to sudden cardiac arrest every single year.  Our fight is to ensure that other families, teams and communities will never know that pain. WWPF brings affordable, efficient and non-invasive electrocardiogram (ECG) heart screenings to communities across the country. Through utilizing telemedicine, we can work with some of the best cardiologists in the world to interpret the electrocardiograms (ECGs). Started right here in Cocoa Beach, WWPF has become one of the largest heart screening nonprofits in the world. We’ve now screened over 100,000 young hearts and saved the lives of over 120 young people. How we came up with the concept? Why it’s so important to us? Ten years ago, we watched our lifelong teammate, Rafe Maccarone, collapse and died during a Cocoa Beach High School soccer practice. As kids we learned that Rafe’s tragic death could’ve been prevented, if only he had an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check his heart. When we went off to college at FSU, we learned that our story was not unique and that thousands of kids lose their life every single year to detectable heart conditions missed in their sports physical. We learned that in countries like Italy, required ECG heart screening in student athletes has led to a 90% reduction in sudden cardiac death. We learned that here in the United States, the standard approach to youth checkups is a non-cardio focused physical exam/history that misses 96% of youth at risk for SCA. In room 114 of our fraternity house, we brought together our lifelong best friends and asked a crazy and colossal question, “could we create a national movement to save kids like Rafe?” Together, with the support of communities like ours across the country, we created Who We Play For (WWPF). We believed then, and we believe now Cocoa Beach could lead the way for the country to follow. We chose the name Who We Play For to represent our “why”- every young person who lost their life to sudden cardiac arrest. Our mission was to eliminate preventable death through affordable ECG heart screening. Our vision, in short, was to change a standard of care in the United States with the hope that the world would follow. Just recently, Brevard County became the first school district of its size in the United States to require ALL athletes to have their hearts screened before sports. Since the policy was first announced in June, we have screened over 5,000 young hearts and saved the lives of 10 Brevard County student athletes. This work is a privilege and we feel lucky to have our entire hometown in the fight with us. DECEMBER 2019

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GET FIT TIPS with Suzanne Elliott By Suzanne S. Elliott, M.A., Ed.

@hotyogaontheisland @HOT YOGA on the Island-Merritt Island FL

Wondering how you will survive the holidays from Turkey to Tree? Most Americans will gain 8 lbs during this time period. Be the change you want to see and be smart with a head start before the New Year. Get outside for the most wonderful time of the year! Show your gratitude and do a plank or push-up and be plank-full you can get outside without any snow or ice keeping you indoors. Breathe in the fresh air and let the wind blow through your hair. Find a buddy to increase your chances of moving, and walk and talk for a long or short break to get out of the office or the home. Hit the beachside of Brevard and make sand angels and open your wings to feel like a kid. Lace up and hit the skating rink to have a cool Yule. Create calmness and coolness and enjoy a yoga class to decrease stress and feel your best. Good things come to those who sweat. Sweat is the new sparkle, so light up your life with movement and turn your sweets to sweat! It’s a great way to put a little FIT into your FITmas! ’Tis the season to reflect on our blessings and de-stress with all the hustle and bustle around us. Seek out ways to make life better for those around you, GIVE, then your life will be even better. It’s a good way to keep a little sparkle in your life, doing for others, and to be merry and bright. Countdown to the end of the year with a little more cheer, being thankful you are here. Every day you have an opportunity to grow yourself. Become better and make each day count. As the days get shorter for winter, get up early to help launch your dreams, to really wake up and put a boost in your health! Looking after your health today, gives you better hope for tomorrow. Every day is another chance to move, to be flexible and fit, to eat better whole natural foods, to live healthier and be the BEST version of YOU.

Work your chest with a high plank and learn to be “plank-full” for the holidays to appreciate the outdoors around us. Katherine Kalm, at the Veteran’s Memorial Park by the Cape Canaveral Public Library. Hit the beach and do high or low push-ups using the beautiful environment around you. Help “push away” those extra pounds and helpings of goodies at holiday get-togethers. Katherine Kalm, at Cherie Down Park in Cape Canaveral. Suzanne Elliott, MA, Ed is a Master Yoga Teacher, Health Minister and Life Coach. She and her husband, Joe, live in Cape Canaveral, involved in their city, sponsor Keep Brevard Beautiful Beach Yoga, Walks and Clean-ups, and together, own H.O.T. YOGA on the Island. www.YogaOnTheIsland.com

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A Bollinger Halloween @visualartsbyomayra @photographybyomayra & @omirieart

The Sandbar Sports Grill at Cocoa Beach was the place to be on Florida’s Space Coast for reggae fans on Halloween. It was a special night headlined by Pepper frontman, Bret Bollinger and Tunnel Vision. While the event was for all ages, and there were a few children still in their costumes, it was the perfect night for parents wanting adult time after an evening spent trick or treating with their little ones. There was no official Costume contest but Bob Ross unofficially won and stole the show! Tunnel Vision opened up the night, dressed as California State Troopers and acting the part with their lead, adding a fake mustache to his costume, which fell off mid set. Mark Longenecker was the DJ and MC for the night, taking song requests and having the crowd dancing the night away. 

The greatest highlights of the night was seeing both bands interacting with the fans and engaging them into singing along and bringing them closer. Guest appearances by The Late Ones and Beebs (and her Money Makers) were an added treat. Bret Bollinger brought his Aloha spirit, covering his Pepper classics while performing his originals and closed the night with the Pepper hit, “Warning”. The song originally features Stick Figure, and for the night, it was a mashup with with Tunnel Vision and the Late Ones, making it the perfect ending to a great Halloween with the best of Florida, California and Hawaii! As a reggae fan, and someone who loves an excuse to dress up, this was one of the best Halloween events of my life.

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Keep It Local Brevard Catering and Events By Misti Blu Day McDermott Mistibludream.com @mistibluday

Keep It Local Brevard is a catering and event specialist that brings the local taste to you, or you can come host an event at their beautiful new space in historic Cocoa Village. It’s the perfect venue to host a party, business luncheon, networking event, celebration, holiday party, and bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. This private space will fit your needs, offering creative custom catering menus. Whether it’s a big party or a small gathering, Keep It Local Brevard will make you occasion unforgettable. Gail Lightle is the owner and chef. She is quite the entrepreneur, transplanted from England; she has grown her roots into the Florida sand and is now local Brevardian. Gail has a strong sense of community, as she feels it gives the local vibe a sense of togetherness while adding character and culture to the area. “Strong local businesses build strong communities,” Gail says as she shares her passion and mission. When asking Gail what the trend is for catering events or impressing guests, she instantly suggested her grazing table. A grazing table is an elegant platter that is stunning and decorative but not over the top. It has almost a farm to table vibe, loaded with artisan cheeses, cured meats, pate, antipasto, jams, freshly baked bread, fruits and more. Keep It Local Brevard is quite famous for their grazing table, wowing guests while setting the tone for an amazing event. With Christmas around the corner and New Years following, we are sometimes finding that there just isn’t enough time in the day to prepare for a party. Support your small businesses and let them make your memories special and stress-free. Keep It Local! Instagram: @keepitlocalbrevard www.keepitlocalbrevard.com 321-615-0059 902 Florida Ave, Cocoa, Florida DECEMBER 2019

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DID YOU KNOW? 77% of people plan to return a portion of their holiday gifts.

The offer of free return shipping made consumers buy over 58% more during the following 2 years.

60% of returned items were clothing or shoes.

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The value of returns could be as high as $95 million in 2018

Returns came early in 2018. UPS estimated 1 million per day all month.

34% of gifts given will be returned.


LOCAL SCRIBE

“A Beachside Season of Gratitude and Giving” By Steve Romano

By the time you’ve read this article, hopefully, everyone will have had a great Thanksgiving and we put on a gorgeous Art Show! There truly is nothing like the holidays in Cocoa Beach. We have a parade on land (Cocoa Beach Christmas Street Parade: December 7th) and on the water (Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Parade: December 14th). We have a Friday Fest that turns into a Winter Fest - nothing beats watching kids laughing - and then on the 25th of December we have thousands of Santas converging on the beach for a morning of sun and surfing. Who needs snow? Not us! These are all great events, but when I think of Christmas in Cocoa Beach, I think of all the great people we have here. I see on my Facebook page people like Jill Steinhauser who just had her 7th annual Turkey Drive fundraiser for locals feeding locals. Jim Dale who travels to Haiti and other countries to help the sick. Our very own main man here at The Beachside Resident, Craig Harriman, who puts together a surf outing for wounded vets. These are just a handful of the great people in this town that make it the greatest little city in the world. I know there are many more out there that give and do good things, and for this, we thank you! The good folks far outweigh the bad, especially here. Go out and buy a toy, drop it off at the Toys for Tots drop off locations. If you see or know of a Veteran, thank them for their service and maybe even pick up their tab. If there is someone you’ve had a falling out with, pick up the phone and call them. Better yet, go see them! One thing that works for me is walking on the beach. As I write this, I will be heading out for my 136th straight day of walking. Some days I walk with friends, other days I walk by myself. I have witnessed beautiful sunrises and a few gloomy days, but I find the people along my walk to be the most interesting. Everyone pretty much says good morning, and most all seem to be in a good mood. There is something about our ocean that does that. Merry Christmas to all.........Do the right thing it’s not hard. DECEMBER 2019

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GET OUT OF TOWN By Misti Blu Day McDermott @mistibluday

As much as I appreciate living in a tropical dungeon, I often need to get out of town and experience the seasons we skip, here in Florida. Though I was born in Southern California, I was raised in Springfield, Missouri (then moved to Florida). In Missouri, we experienced extreme weather in each season. It was as if each season was amped up on steroids. Summers would hit the triple digits. Fall was like out of a movie, with crisp cool air as the sun shines through the golden leaves. In the spring, tulips would grow on the side of the road. Winter was fun at first, with the cold white serene snow covering everything as you sipped your warm tea next to the fire. Florida, however, has two seasons: Hurricane season and summer. While the seasons begin to change in northern states, I get envious as sweat beads roll down my temple. At the thought of a weekend off, I scour hotel deals and airbnb for an amazing deal to escape and live a little. As a cannaprenuer and hemp lush, I couldn’t have felt more confident in choosing our weekend stay when I stumbled upon Gaia Arise airbnb in Waynesville, North Carolina. The drive was just under nine hours, and my husband and I could feel the temperature cool each hour, as we got closer to our destination. There are plenty of great stops for meals and breaks from the drive on the way. St. Augustine, Savannah, and Charleston are all great pit stops, especially if you have the time and want to break up the drive. If you are on a budget, pack a cooler with snacks, sandwiches and drinks. As we arrived to the farm, we could smell the fresh sun-grown hemp. Two pigs greeted us as we drove up the dirt road. The fog sat on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the skyline. The destination was unbelievably beautiful. There were llamas, donkeys, chickens, a yoga area, a fire pit, and pure serene bliss.

Outside of the airbnb, there are waterfalls to see, such as Looking Glass Falls (Pisgah Hwy). Asheville is around the corner and it has a quirky hipster downtown area with great food and shops. We loved the small quaint town outside of the farm, called Canton, as well as the Waynesville area. Both were hidden gems with delicious food and the friendliest people. There are several areas to hike. Ask the locals or download the app AllTrails. You don’t need to plan a ridiculously elaborate vacation or empty your savings account. Sometimes just a weekend away in an affordable cabin is much more satisfying. Self-care is important and getaways are good for our mental health. Take the trip! https://www.gaia-arise.com

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OPINIONS

Danny:

“A magical wand that dissolves the cognitive dissonance of those who are blind to coexist.” @dannyguyday

Alana:

“For my kitchen remodel to be over! A full night of sleep without crying children and a housekeeper!” @pandakitty85

Astrid:

“Billie Eilish tickets or a trip to NYC one day.” @astridelyse.model

Leah:

“Hmm... Unrealistic: a trip to a cabin in the mountains with a hot tub. Realistic: a spa day with massage, facial, mani and pedi.” @tarotbyleah1111

Francesca:

“A cure for endometriosis and for someone to pay my rent!“ @msendowarrior

Sophia:

“A puppy!” @beautybysophia

David:

“An alien intervention, because clearly we can not get it together.” @thevibetemple

Do you have an opinion and want to tell the world about it? Follow us on social media and be on the lookout for random questions.They’re out there and we want to know what you have to say! @TheBeachsideResident

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Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 Been feeling lucky this year, Sag-baby? You should! 2019 has absolutely been YOUR year. Though there may have been a hiccup or two, the lottery of life landed on your number, multiple times. This is your last month to benefit, so take it to the top and enjoy. Be sure to offer gratitude to those who have aided you along the way. Show some to the haters too, they helped.

Gemini May 21 - Jun 20 It’s snow globe season, Gemini, and this month is going to shake up lots of relationship activity. Whether it’s dusting off your old nutcrackers or finding yourself under the mistletoe with an unexpected friend, there will most definitely be a snowball effect of emotions for you. Be ready for the avalanche!

Capricorn Dec 22- Jan 19 Cancer Jun 21 - Jul 20 Hey Capricorn, it’s time for a slight deviation from the norm before resolution time. Don’t let your realism to stop you from unwrapping the gift of intuition the stars have bestowed upon you. Think outside the box some. Dream big and explore that grey area between fantasy and the world you live in. You may just find you won’t want anyone pinching you to make sure you’re awake.

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18 Oh Aquarius, darling. You’re a strong, independent, don’t-need-nobody tough guy (or gal), WE KNOW. The stars are encouraging you to hop off that miniature pony you’ve been riding so valiantly and remember the importance of others. You might not see it now, but you’re starting to look like a jackass.

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20 You say you can’t stay, Pisces, but it’s cold outside. Winters in Florida are the WORST, and you’ve been feeling the urge pop smoke. Take what’s left of the year to warm up to new relationships. Add a little something to your cocoa and use it towards sparking a new flame. After all, who can resist your creamy, toasted marshmallow?

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19 The end of the year is so close you can almost taste it, Aries. Much like a dog with its head out of the window, I know you’re more than ready for new adventures to begin. However, you should slow down just a bit. Prolong the ride as much as you can, because your next stop may just be a check-up at the vet.

Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 How comfy has that stale and stagnant comfort zone of yours been, Taurus? Stability is one thing, but you’ve buried yourself so far under the covers we may just have to throw you in the wash with an extra rinse cycle. We’ll be sure not to use dryer sheets though, so you can feel a bit of static for once.

Does the mention of 2020 sound like music to your ears, Cancer? You’ve taken the time to commit to self-care, and you’ve been carefully adjusting to the tempo of your life, slowly but surely - nice work. The beat is bound to drop very soon, and those around you will be jamming to your song before you know it by month’s end.

Leo Jul 23 - Aug 22 Did you know the children of Iceland have not one, but THIRTEEN Santa’s each year, Leo? The stars suggest you may have the same! You can look forward to an abundance of good news this month. The kind of news that’s full of thrills and goosebumps. You’ll most certainly be ending this year with a bang.

Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22 As the days grow shorter, and the temperatures drop, you too are beginning to feel the change of seasons, Virgo. You were the go-to person for all news from the grapevine, but your tea has been steeping for far too long and it’s leaving a bitter taste on everyone’s tongue. You should really drink a bit more water, because honestly, you look a bit thirsty.

Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22 You’re one of those, aren’t you Libra? You put your Christmas tree up the same day you bought discounted Halloween candy, didn’t you? It’s not so much the meaning of Christmas that interests you, but the social gatherings, office parties and ho-ho-happy hours you’ll be attending this month. We get it, there’s one in every group. Just remember to sip slowly, this month could have a really strong punch.

Scorpio

Oct 23 - Nov 21

The end of the year is looking a little blue for you, Scorpio. The lack of effort you put towards saving your green for hibernating season could cause a few snags - ultimately unraveling that ugly sweater you’ve been knitting. Don’t you fret though, the price of coal has gone up and there’s still time to sell your sweater, or soul, by year’s end.

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Cuzco, Peru celebrate the reenactment of the Incan sun ceremony 8 Thailand’s Biggest Primate Party 11 Holiday contest to guess the exact time and day that the Winter ice will crack on the Tenana River in Alaska. In 2008 the winner won over 300k! 16 Large festival in ancient Athens where the central events were the theatrical performances of dramatic

tragedies and comedies 18 Based on the Incan worship of the Earth Goddess Pachamama who demanded blood to ensure a good harvest 22 Commemora  on and celebra  on of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his novel Ulysses takes place 23 Balinese form of the Lunar New Year

tradi  onal Chinese holiday, men  oned in wri  ng since before the Eastern Han period 10 Mexican holiday where par  cipants carve radishes into depic  ons of Jesus Christ 11 Occurs annually on January 21st and encourages everyone to hug family and friends more often 12 Celebrations include creating a device capable of sucking up air and particles of filth 13 Sometimes called Chinese Valentine’s Day 14 Celebrated on the day when Indians arrived in various European colonies and celebrated with parades re-enacting when indentured Indian immigrants landed in their respective colonies 15 Occurs yearly on the

4th day of Speech (Qawl) which coincides with either November 25 or 26 depending on when Naw Ruz falls on that year 17 An awareness and education day that celebrates the movement of the Solar System around the Milky Way galaxy 19 Naked man festival in Japan 20 Celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans openly carry a the item with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 21 Roman fes  vals of the wine harvest, wine vintage and gardens, held in honor of Jupiter and Venus

DOWN 1 Celebrated every February 5, the birthday of John Jeffries, one of America’s first weather observers 2 Marks the all-important wheat harvest in Israel, and it commemorates the anniversary of the day when God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai 4 Feast in the religion of ancient Rome during which the Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes 6 An all day celebra  on March 1st that will give you plenty of chances to raise glasses to the local brews of Viking Dimmur, Thule, or Litli-Jon 9 Observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a

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Reviews by Fursey O'veebee.

THE CASH BOX KINGS

WALKER, KATZ, ROBSON

ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO

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Toe-tappin’, head-boppin’, finger-snappin’, boogie woogie Blues from the first beat; this CD will light a fire under you and get your engine revving! Old girl Shemekia takes a shot at the vocals and lets you know straight up on the second cut, “It was the wine talking” as she says, “Pardon me, but baby that wasn’t me!” Cash Box Kings are are not new on the Blues scene, but after their 2017 Alligator Records Debut “Royal Mint”, the Blues World stood up and took notice. Combining Chicago and Delta Blues with Memphis’ Rockabilly to create what The Kings call “Bluesabilly”, they shred on every cut with modern authority and oldschool vibe. Great tracks sing about stuff like how he “doesn’t want a skinny woman”, how he “wants some hog jowls”, how he wants a “big leg woman”, how his woman is trying to poison him - you know, the usual everyday stuff. With nine previous releases to their credit, and hundreds of live performances under their belts, these guys have made the Blues World take notice. Having played at well-known Blues Festivals such as Chicago, Tampa, Doheny, and Mississippi Valley as well as tours overseas in Belgium, France, Spain, and Germany, these cats ain’t going nowhere but to the top. So go get this scorcher of a CD and Hail to the Kings

Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, and Giles Robson are no strangers to music in general or The Blues in particular. After meeting in 2016, they decided to put together a trio consisting of Guitarist/Vocalist Walker, British Harpmaster Robson, and famed Piano Virtuoso Katz. The result is this masterful CD of rare and classic Blues sung in a traditional Blues style. Many of the artists covered are at the top of “Fursey’s Most Wanted Bluesmasters List”, including Sonny Boy Williamson, Blind Willie McTell, Papa Lightfoot, Big Maceo, and Smiley Lewis. From the first few beats you realize that Joe Louis Walker’s phenomenal vocals and massive array of guitar techniques blend well with Giles Robinson’s smooth harp mastery and Bruce Katz’ piano domination. Slow cuts like “I’m A Lonely Man” are balanced by the antithesis in jams like “You Got To Run Me Down”, where the toe-tapping is plentiful.  Slow creepers like “Murderer’s Home” take you back to the old-time Blues masters. “Chicago Breakdown” is another toe-tapper that will have you ready to jump up and hit the floor. So get on up and dance. This is a great CD especially for the Blues Purist as well as the newbie so go get it and start your Journey to the Heart of The Blues.

Elvin Bishop is sort of a goofball. I’ve seen him in concert, in his signature bluejean overalls, hair uncombed and totally disheveled is the look of Elvin Bishop. But he is a famous musician, an excellent guitarist, and this CD is another good one to add to his credit. Although, I have to admit I like the songs better when Bishop doesn’t sing. Elvin has some help on this CD with his buddies Bob Welsh (piano and guitar), and Willy Jordan on cajon. No, not cajones, he doesn’t play those. Or maybe he does. But for the purposes of this review, he plays the cajon, which is a handplayed Peruvian drumbox. He also does some vocals. Together they have stacked up a line of credits to include Grammy nominations, Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards, and Song of the Year from the Blues Foundation. As expected, the CD starts off with Bishop’s tongue in cheek political satire with Somethin’ Smells Funky ‘Round Here, as he takes a swipe at those in political office at the current time. They then roll into a cover of Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher”, which does it justice. Thing slow down in “Another Mule” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, then switches gears and speeds up on “Bob’s Boogie” and “Stomp”. Plus, I get another message from Blues Boy Willie Stevens in “That’s The Way Willie Likes It”. So, overall, this is a great CD and a dynamic addition to anyone’s musical collection.

This self-titled LP captures the essence of all that is Hispanic, Latino, and Chicano culture. Harnessing the power of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, ADP & the LA7’s ripped up the 70’s, touring throughout the USA and South America, entertaining countless audiences along the way. Incredible horns accent many cuts on this platter as brothers Salvador and Hector Flores rip one track after another. A personal favorite is the epic “Guantanamera” sung by the great Jose Gonzalez.This Cuban classic is about a woman who gets fed up and leaves her man after being mistreated, and the man is pining away for his “pulpa de tamarindo”. Many other great cuts including “Viva Espana” and a chilling version of “Taps” (El Silencio) make this great vinyl one of my prized possessions. Anita even rips off a few classics like “Cu-Cu-Ru-CuCu”, a great Mexican classic taken from an old Indian Legend of a crying dove who waits for death to be reunited with his beloved. Anita de Palma went on to achieve much fame as a Hispanic Activist until her death a few years ago. Arguably one of the best drummers in a generation, Michael John Smith, aka “The Animal”, went on to achieve success in other bands and genres, including “The Uprising” and “Vessels of Honor” after years proving himself in the garages with ‘Mike and the Disrespects’, among other projects. As for the rest of the band…who knows? Maybe a reunion tour is in the works. Quizas? Quizas? No further information is available about the artist.

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CHOPSTICK LICKIN’ GOOD For over 40 years, Japan has celebrated a day which, surprisingly, has yet to become a national American holiday. December 25th marks the (unofficial) KFC Day. The tradition to feast on “finger-licking-good” fried chicken is so popular, orders for this special event are asked to be placed at least two months in advance. The myth is true: KFC can run out of chicken.

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