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Vero Beach, Fl - Ed. 02.12.2015   

            
     
   

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Hi Flashers -

 

Besides Valentine's Day this Saturday, there's a lot more to celebrate this month. Today is Lincoln's birthday and Washington's is the 22nd. I loved it when I was in school because we used to get holidays on both days! Several years ago, the government changed it so that now Abe and George will share Presidents' Day on the 16th, but it does give us the long weekend coming up.  After the Monday holiday, we can stuff ourselves on Fat  Tuesday (known as Mardi Gras in French) before Ash Wednesday on the 18th when lent begins. Whew!! That's a lot to pack into one week and a lot to pack into this edition of FLASH!   You'll find some good tips for Valentine's Day in today's FLASH. Remember to check out the postings and to patronize and show the 'love' for our advertisers and remember to tell them that you saw them on FLASH! As always...There is an awful lot going on and many things that you can enjoy. So grab your 'Valentine' hold him or her tight and head out for some fun and enjoy life together!  


Happy Valentine's Day, FLASHERS!

 

Valerie Watkins

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TARZAN, THE STAGE MUSICAL
FEBRUARY 12TH - 14TH
FEBRUARY 19TH - 21ST
Doors open at 7:00 PM 

On February 12th, 2015 at seven o'clock in the evening, Indian River Charter High School and the Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts will open its doors to the public for another spectacular musical theatre production. IRCHS' adaptation of Tarzan, the stage musical, based on the Disney film will be presented by their show sponsors, Roberto Orci and Melissa Blake. Orci is most known for his role as a writer on the 2007 feature film Transformers, Executive Producer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the 2009 release of Star Trek directed by J.J. Abrams. Melissa Blake is best known as the producer for the Jennifer Love Hewitt television series titled Ghost Whisper and the 2013 series Sleepy Hollow. The two are very excited to provide support to the school and hope to attend a performance before the shows end.

The 2015 VAPA Company consists of over 100 students from the theatre, jazz, percussion, orchestra, dance, and chorus departments. It's a show not to be missed!  Tickets are available online now or by phone: 772.567.6600 ext. 235 -Box Office Hours are 8:30 AM - 3 PM; Closed 12:30 - 1 PM.

1122 Old Dixie Highway, Suite B~2 ~~~ Vero Beach

 
That's a Wrap!
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Here is a fun link to a site with a lot of ideas for wrappin' up the love for your valentine!
Enjoy!
 PLAN FOR A PAMPERING 'COUPLES' NIGHT
With Valentine's Day just around the corner ... Here is a fun idea! Below are several quick recipes for face masks for every skin type. You will have fun mixing this up together and even more fun applying it to each other! Don't get carried away like the wedding cake in the face memory. But do have fun!
Dry Skin: Mix one egg yolk with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of olive oil. Leave on as long as possible. The vitamin A in the egg yolk is great for your skin!
Oily Skin: Mash one banana with a teaspoon of honey and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with a cool washcloth.
Exfoliant: Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar with 1-1/2 Tablespoons whole or 2% milk. Rub into your face and leave on for 10 minutes. The brown sugar will exfoliate while the milk will moisturize...tastes pretty good too!
Clay Masks: This may not sound romantic, but it's a great mask! Kitty litter labeled '100% all-natural clay' is actually the exact same clay that is found in some of the most expensive face masks. Mix with water and a couple drops of scented oil to make it seem less 'kitty litterish'. Apply to face and wash off after it hardens. Meow! :) (had too!)
For Sunburned & Irritated Skin:  Combine 1/4 cup full-fat yogurt with 2 tablespoons oatmeal. Mix vigorously for one minute and then apply to face. Leave on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

FEBRUARY 21ST @ ROYAL PALM POINTE ~ VERO BEACH

DID YOU KNOW? 

TRIVIA FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY 

  • Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. (I can understand why! Much better than alcohol for 'drowning your sorrows'!)
  • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800s.
  • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day and a total of over $1 billion worth of chocolate will be purchased in the U.S. Let's hear it for CHOCOLATE!

  • The EPIC READS Tour comes to the Treasure Coast!




    WEEKEND PROJECT
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    Heart Sticky Notes
    This week's project isn't like previous weeks. Much simpler, but with a lot more heart!! Get a pad of pink sticky notes and take some time to come up with lots of 'I love you because...' notes. Do this for your wife, your hubby, and your kiddos. Be the cupid fairy and stick your notes in a perfect spot on Friday night so that your loved ones wake up to a 'sweet' Valentine!
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    A USELESS TIP FOR FLORIDIANS!


    Sorry folks, since you live in sunny Florida this tip is absolutely useless! I know, however, that many of you have friends and family in the north who have been suffering through the snow storms, so here's  some news from the Kovel antique experts to pass along that I thought was amusing. Tell them that they can clean a small oriental rug this way: - Put it face down on clean snow. After a short while, gently shake the snow off. They will be surprised at the dirt that is removed. Who knew?!!

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    No Wednesdays in Vero and Appointments are necessary for Fellsmere.

    TODAY'S CHUCKLE 

     

    Silly Valentine's Day Jokes your family will love!

     

    What did the valentine card say to the stamp?
    Stick with me and you'll go places!  


    What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day?
    Hogs and kisses!

     

    What did the painter say to her boyfriend?
    "I love you with all my art!" 

     

    What's the best thing about Valentine's Day?
    The day after when all the chocolate goes on sale. 

     

    Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
    Sure, they're very scent-imental! 


    What do you call two birds in love
    tweethearts! 

     

    What do you call a very small valentine? 
    A valentiny!  

     

    What did the paper clip say to the magnet?
    "I find you  very attractive." 

     

    Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    Olive.
    Olive who?
    Olive you!  

     

    "HEALTHY" FAST FOOD TO AVOID!
     

    If you thought oatmeal was good for you, it may depend on where you buy it! I was shocked to learn how many calories and how much fat and salt are in some of these fast food favorites. Click here .

     


     


    candycane heart FLASH TIP OF THE WEEK
    FROM OUR ARCHIVES - VALENTINE CANDY CANES
    This is one of our favorite Valentine projects that we have posted in the past. If you have candy canes left over from Christmas, recycle them with a hot glue gun into hearts as pictured here. Leave the clear wrapper on and just add a dollop of hot glue at the top and another at the bottom to join them. If you don't have 'leftovers', you might find them on clearance at a dollar store.  

     FLASH BEAUTY TIP OF THE WEEK
     Sponsored by: Center for Facial Aesthetics        

    FIRMER SMOOTHER SKIN BEGINS WITH COLLAGEN 

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    If the promise of a slimmer waistline hasn't curbed your sweet tooth, maybe the desire for smooth skin will. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but experts now believe that a lifetime of overeating sugar can make skin dull and wrinkled. Sugar eats collagen (gasp!) 

    Even if you don't eat massive amounts of chocolate as you age, your skin loses some of its elasticity and firmness. Some of this is due to the loss and breakdown of collagen in the dermal layer of your skin. Collagen exists naturally in your skin as a structural support. As you lose collagen throughout the aging process, your skin gets thinner, and wrinkles begin to set in. When collagen breaks down, your skin becomes weaker, and this can lead to sagging. There are a number of ways to slow down or turn back the hands of time. You will be happy to know modern science has provided plenty of options that attempt to deal with the inevitable signs of aging.

    The overall goal is to stimulate your body's ability to increase collagen production. Creams that contain retinol (Vitamin A) can speed up your skin's ability to turn over old skin cells and produce new skin cells. These creams work on the layers of skin where new skin cells are formed and where collagen gives your skin the support and firmness it needs to appear young and wrinkle-free. 


    Anti-aging creams containing plant stem cells or other peptides have been known to increase collagen production. Pelleve' uses Radio Frequency to increase collagen, its painless with no down time. Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels are excellent for stimulating collagen production.

    Schedule a complimentary consultation with us at Center for Facial Aesthetics to find out the best skincare and services we offer to help your skin make more collagen and look its best. Call us: 772-589-8111.

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      RECIPE OF THE WEEK

    VALENTINE'S DAY BREAKFAST IN BED

    Since February 14th is on a Saturday this year, there should be time to surprise your own special valentine with breakfast in bed. Rather than one recipe, I found a website that will give you 30 delightful and unusual ideas! Click here.


    Nutella French Toast with 
    Strawberries...YUM!

    Hot Chocolate With Heart Cut Marshmallows

     

    http://www.brit.co/valentine-breakfast-in-bed-recipes/

      

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    Indian River Community Foundation Board Chair Bob Puff with Stephanie Pickering and Jeff Pickering, the organization's newly appointed CEO.
    IIndian River Community Foundation announces record setting year of philanthropy

     

      Philanthropists, professional advisors and volunteer leaders gathered at the home of Susan and Bob Morrison on Feb. 4 to celebrate a record-setting year of philanthropy accomplished through the Indian River Community Foundation. Wilmington Trust sponsored the evening which was attended by more than 100 Community Foundation supporters.

     

        "In just seven years, the Indian River Community Foundation has grown to hold more than $30 million in assets, making us one of the fastest growing community foundations in the country," said Bob Puff, Chairman of the Indian River Community Foundation. "The majority of our assets are held in donor advised funds and we are honored to have earned the trust of so many generous individuals and families in our community."

     

        In fiscal year 2013-14, the Indian River Community Foundation facilitated more than $6 million in charitable grants, bringing the total amount given since the organization was established to more than $22 million. Puff said about 85 percent of all grants given through the Indian River Community Foundation benefit Indian River County charities.


     


    Catherine Brown recently spent her 30th birthday at the Mckee gardens. It's one of her favorite spots here in Vero and her first choice for a fun day out.


     
    INDIAN RIVER HABITAT ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Indian River Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce its Board of Directors for 2015. 

    This talented and dedicated group of men and women will lead the organization through the new year as Habitat for Humanity continues to carry out its mission to provide simple, decent homes with and for families in need here in Indian River County.

    The new Board of Directors pictured above:

    Front row, left to right:  Bruce Barkett, Connie Poppell, Secretary; Isabel Marron, Helen Crockett, Roger LaJoie and Jim Beindorf, Treasurer

    Back row, left to right:  Doug Feek, Dan Lautenbach, Rev. Cliff Melvin, Vice-Chair; David Colclough, Chair; Susan Billero, Lawrence Lauffer and Freddie Woolfork

    Not pictured:   Rene Donars, Todd Heckman and Rev. Carol Trax

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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP MAKE OYSTER MATS 
    FROM  GEORGE KATILUS Reply
    In conjunction with the Vero Beach Power Squadron, the Vero Beach Rotary Club, and the Treasure Coast CCA, I will be holding an oyster mat making event on Saturday, February 21st from 9am to 11pm at the VB Power Squadron.
    These mats will be used to restore existing oyster reefs and create new ones in Vero Beach. We need no less than 40 volunteers to scoop up some friends and come help! Any student needing volunteer hours...bring your forms...and friends! Contact me with any questions and to rsvp that you are able to come. You can do so by replying above. 

    Location: Power Squadron address is: 301 Acacia Rd, Vero Beach. The building is located closest to the Merrill Barber Bridge on the North East side of the bridge. Past boat ramps. Look for signs posted for the event.

    WANTED: PART-TIME RECREATION COORDINATOR 
    FROM PATTY HOWARD:  Reply
    The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is looking for a part-time recreation coordinator.  This position is perfect for a teacher or college student!  Description: under general supervision, plans, organizes and implements community recreation programs or a specialty area program, works closely with community resources; and performs related duties as assigned. Majority of job assignments will be with gymnastics and performing arts including the Aerial Antics Youth Circus and directing spring break and summer camps.  Gymnastics/dance experience preferred.  Please contact Patty Howard or Angie Holshouser at 567-2144.
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