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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 10.22.2015   

            
     
   

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Happy Thursday, FLASHERS

 

Have you blown away yet?  I love the windy weather, though I fear what it is doing to our beaches! I actually thought about buying a kite and heading to an open field. The key words are...thought about it. I didn't quite get that checked off my list. Instead I sat in the grass in my own backyard and enjoyed feeling and listening to the wind.  When the church bells chimed in, it made for a perfect moment! The leaves trickled down from the canopy of the oak tree and I tried to catch them. I truly enjoyed just sitting there. Just me and my dog Tuck, who sniffed the air with abandoned curiosity. It was obvious that he could sense the change as well.  I know many probably chose a more active path on these blustery days. I have no doubt many went out for a run or headed to the beach to take advantage of a great surfing opportunity. Not me and Tuck! We just sat together enjoying the uplifting breeze. I pulled a blade of grass from the sleeve at the base of the root and positioned it just right between my thumbs as I was taught as a child. Then holding the blade tautly I blew on it just right and created the whistle. The whistle that of course carried me down memory lane to when I was a child. My best friend and I would sit in the grass on a similar afternoon and have a contest to see who could create the loudest whistle. When the contest was over we would then just lay completely down on our backs looking up at the sky and chatting away creating and planning our next childhood adventure! Remembering those moments... I did it! I laid completely down in the grass and looked up to the sky. I so completely enjoyed those few minutes. A moment that I had not returned to since I was a child. I loved being entertained again by the church bells and the sounds of nature and most of all I enjoyed how it transcended me to my younger years. It made me stop and think of the simple pleasures that we frequently enjoyed as children and that we miss today because we don't have time to simply stop and be quiet. Recalling that lack of time that prevents us from truly relaxing reminded me that October is coming to a close and that means that November and December will be in hot pursuit AND that can only mean one thing...Life is about to get crazy! Add a dash of 'season' and FLASH is about to pop!  With that disturbing thought I made myself rise from my bed of grass and return to the 'real world' where phone calls, and computers beckon my attention.  It was a most wonderful moment though and for those moments the world went away and the wind sang to me and my dog Tuck! 

Try to sneak away every now and then FLASHERS! Brief little moments of escape can provide clarity and a sense of calm! Heaven knows we can all use that! And if you want someone to have a grass / whistling contest with...Give me a call!

Make your moments matter!
Valerie Watkins
Publisher

 

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT WEEK
Check out the discounts offered at each location and then make sure you download our new app so that you can FLASH it to your server and receive the discount

 - App Discount -
Free salad or dessert with the purchase of two entrees
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Thursday - 7:00 Mike T and Nolia Blue
Friday
- 7:30  - Don Bestor  
Saturday
- 7:30 - Piano Jazz
Tuesday
- 7:00  TBA
Wednesday
- 7:00 - TBA
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..Free glass of house wine with the purchase of Friday's Buffet
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Friday Tony and HollySing! 6:30 - 9:30




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Friday - 8:00 - 11:00 - Déjà vu
Tuesday
- 6:00 - 9:00 - Marschall & Sally


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Friday - 9:00 - 1:00 - The Persuaders
Saturday
- 9:00 - 1:00 - The Persuaders
Wed.
7:00 - 8:30 Free Line Dancing
Thurs
- 7:00 - 8:30 Free Line Dancing
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Buy five entrees and get a $15 gift card.
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Friday
- 8:30 - 11:30 - Ladies of Soul
Mon
- 8:30 - 11:30 - Kent Taylor Brown
Wed. - 7:00 - 10:00 - MJ
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- App Discount  -
.Buy one entree and get one free with the purchase of two drinks
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Thursday- 6:00 - 9:00 - Johnny Nick
Friday- 6:30 - 9:30  TBA
Saturday- 6:00 - 9:00 TBA 

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A free glass of wine with the purchase of three
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Friday
- 6:30 - Rebecca Mcllvain
Saturday
- 6:30 - 9:30 - Lee Roads
Monday
- 6:30 - 9:30 - Neal McHugh
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10% Off your
entire bill. 
Friday - 8:00 - 11:00 - Paul Rowan
Sat.
- 1:00 - 4:00 - Endless Summer
Sunday - 1:00-4:00 - Gas House Gorillas 
Wed.
- 7:00 - Rick Collins & Company

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Keeping up with the Jones' 
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We need to keep an eye on the ball when it comes to our spending habits. What do we really want? Is it more important to have a newer car or a trip to Europe you have always dreamed of? Either are good options, but they should be planned and saved for so that you are not a victim of high interest payments.
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Contact me if you would like to learn more.   
rose.spytek@raymondjames.com or call (772) 567-6060.
LIFE WELL PLANNED   Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC

UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

NEXT WEDNESDAY - OCT. 28, 2015
Republican debate - CNBC
Time - Main segment: 8 p.m. ET. Secondary: 6 p.m. 
Location - University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Moderators - Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, John Harwood

NOV. 10, 2015
Republican debate - Fox Business/Wall Street Journal
Location - Milwaukee Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

NOV. 14, 2015
Democratic debate - CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register
Location - Des Moines, Iowa
More details to come

Flu season is fast approaching, and VNA Home Health and Hospice is preparing for its 23rd season of its "Shoo the Flu" vaccination program. The VNA will offer two types of flu vaccinations:  a preservative-free high-dose vaccine and a preservative-free quadrivalent vaccine. The high-dose vaccine is only for those individuals who are 65 years or older and the quadrivalent vaccine is for individuals 10 years or older and offers broader coverage than the regular flu shot. The pneumonia shot will also be offered at each VNA clinic. All VNA flu vaccines are manufactured in the United States.
For more information on VNA services, please visit www.vnatc.com or call 772-567-5551. 

 SEPTEMBER LOCATIONS


SIMPLE STEPS TO MOVE UP THE LADDER

There are some simple things you can do to position yourself for a promotion. You can create opportunities for yourself. Watch this short video and move on up, FLASHERS! :)

...THIS SATURDAY...
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WHAT DOES (AND DOESN'T) 

CAUSE CANCER

PLEASE READ

We hope all Flashers will take time to view this slideshow from WebMD that separates myth from fact. There have been so many questions about artificial sweeteners, cell phones, etc., this site offers the latest research on most of them. Click here

 




WEEKEND PROJECT
From Door to Headboard

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TECH TOOLS FOR YOUR HEALTH
This slideshow identifies all the latest technology available that can help you stay healthy. For instance, did you know that there is  even a high-tech bathroom scale that can evaluate body fat, check your heart rate, and even link up with your phone. Amazing! It seems there's and app for everything.  Click Here to view. 

BUT... HERE'S THE BEST APP OF ALL! 
Download it now...It's free!

DID YOU KNOW?
HARVARD WILL BE 379 YEARS OLD!
Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in America, has its 379th birthday next Wednesday.  It was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 and was named after John Harvard, a Puritan who donated his library and half of his estate. Distinguished alumni include the poets Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Robert Frost, Seven U.S. Presidents, as well as  the former Presidents of Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, several actors including Matt Damon (who dropped out), Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, Tommy Lee Jones and the late Jack Lemmon. 
(Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook  founder Mark Zuckerberg were also dropouts.)  Other famous graduates include Bobby Kennedy, Al Gore, several Supreme Court Justices and many other high government officials. The list also includes criminals like the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynskl. To read more,  Click here. (It also happens to include Dr. George W. Burke III - Professor and Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at UM Health - Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He and his wife are our best friends and I just had to include him on this prestigious list! ;)

  TODAY'S CHUCKLE
 
While making rounds, a doctor pointed out an X-ray to a group of medical students.
 
"As you can see," he says, "the patient limps because his left fibula and tibia are radically arched. Michael, what would you do in a case like this?"
 
"Well," ponders the student, "I suppose I'd limp too." 
 

FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK
Gardening tip for Poinsettias
If you saved or planted your Poinsettias from the holidays last year, October is the month that they form their flower buds if they have no nighttime light. If they are located where they might get light in the evening, even for just a few minutes, it could be enough to stop them from flowering. Move container plants to an area without lights and cover plants in the ground  near streetlights before sundown until dawn. 
  FLASH VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Want to know how well you are aging? Take these 4 quick and simple at home test find out how well you're aging.

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FISH CALENDAR
The darker the fish...The better the fishing!
 
  RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Mozzarella-Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs



These look so yummy!  
Click Here to watch quick video

Ingredients
Mozzarella cheese cut into 1" squares
1 pound ground beef
1 pound hot Italian Sausage
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup parsley

Mix all ingredients and form into 2.5" balls. Place a square of mozzarella in the center. Place in slow cooker and cover with marinara sauce or a spaghetti sauce of your choice. Place setting to high and cook for 2 to 2.5 hours. 
 
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LETTERS TO OUR TROOPS
Students from Sebastian Charter Junior High School proudly display letters they wrote for the troops in support of the Military Moms Prayer Group's 10th Annual Holidays for Heroes Drive.

The students are flanked by Jane Buehrig (back left) and Janice Paruolo (back right), members of the St. John of the Cross Women's Guild, which packed 150 boxes to send to troops deployed around the globe.  Peeking behind the students are life-sized photos of active-duty servicemen Tim Buehrig-Navy (in white) and Michael Buehrig-Air Force. 

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mark's at the Pointe Salon & Boutique recently hosted their annual bake sale for three days to benefit Friends After Diagnosis, a local breast cancer support group. Salon owner Mark Rodolico, pictured here holding up some of the tempting treats, is also a board member of the nonprofit organization.
David Parnell, treasurer of the Vero Beach Christian Business Association, accepts a check from VBCBA Board Member and owner of Postal Connections Marc Richard, after the Sept. 29th "VBCBA Day" in celebration of the company's 5th anniversary. On each anniversary, Marc Richard donates 100% of his profits to the local nonprofit organization, which then distributes the funds to local Christian ministries. 
It was with great pleasure that the Exchange Club of Sebastian honored their Students for the Month of October at the October 14th luncheon meeting.   

The Youth of the Month recognizes hard-working pre-high school and high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership and daily demonstrate good citizenship both at school and at home.  The honorees are pictured L to R
: Melissa Marzouk-Storm Grove Middle School, Brighton Vance-Sebastian River Middle School, Lillian Dowd-Sebastian Charter Junior High School, and Emma Albrecht and Michael Garcia-Sebastian River High School and Kathy Falzone, Sebastian Exchange Club Youth of the Month Chairperson)
Thursday October 15th, Main Street Vero Beach held their annual meeting at the Baci Trottaria on 14th Ave. 45 members and interested business owners showed support by attending. Board members gave an update of what has happened in the late last year; like A successful design project for 13th Ave between 21st and 20th and between 20th and 19th place with the addition of 22 new potted plants & 8 new hanging plant baskets all thanks to our sponsors and nursery donations; or a new service for membership by placing vacant offices, buildings on the website so you can one shop for what is available in the downtown area; an increase in membership due to the friendly office staff. Then an update on coming programs were offered from: the Saturday afternoon Arts and Crafts Market in partnership with the Masonic Lodge; to a monthly Vintage Market and old car cruise; and more. 

At the end of the meeting Treasurer and Nominating committee chair announced the new slate of officers that was unanimously approved including: Debbie Avery as President, Janie Hoover-Graves as VP,  Vicky Gould as Secretary, Daniel Formont & Rene Cox as co-Treasurers, Eric Hessler as Immediate past president, new board members, Bernadette, Tamara Darress and Daniel Fourmont, staying on are Terry Torres, Charlotte Tripson and Tina Nicholson. City of Vero Beach representative is Jim O'Connor and IR County representative is Dylan Reingold.

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FOR SALE ... 70 SILK PURPLE HYDRANGEAS
FROM AMANDA JAYNES:  Reply
I have close to 70 stems of silk purple hydrangeas from Michael's - never used. We bought these for a wedding, then changed our mind about using them and it was too late to return them. Paid $4.00 per stem, asking $1.00 per stem - original price $7.00 each. If you know someone who would be interested, please contact me!  772-453-7969
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FROM AMANDA JAYNES:  Reply
You can help the 2nd annual Moonshot Moment Day of Service...and it's so easy! Drop off new or gently used books for children ages one through 12 (up to grade 5.)  The books will be given to children in Indian River County.
Drop off locations include, but are not limited to:
  • All thirteen public elementary schools in the School District of Indian River County and the School District Main Office at 1990 25th Street, Vero Beach, FL
  • Indian River Chamber of Commerce, 1216 21st  Street, Vero Beach, FL
  • ChristianFM Radio, 9055 Americana Road, #24, Vero Beach, FL  32966
  • United Way, 1836 14th Avenue, Vero Beach
  • School District of Indian River County District Offices - Vero Beach
  • Vero Beach Boys & Girls Club, 1729 17th Ave. Vero Beach, FL  32960
  • Sebastian Boys & Girls Club. 1415 Friendship Lane. Sebastian, FL  32958 (behind town hall)
  • Fellsmere Boys & Girls Club, 22 S. Orange St., Fellsmere, FL  32948 (1st floor of old school house)
  • Fidelity Investments, 3340 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach
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