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D E C EM B E R 2 0 1 1 VOLUME 4 ISSUE 11
VIERA VOICE7630 N. Wickham Rd #105Viera, FL 32940
Presort StdU.S. Postage
Permit No. 1979
Residents featured in magazines tribute to the 40s, 50s and 60sPage 13
Navy SEALS team relaxes in VieraPage 8
Days numbered for the big yellow bus?Page 35
Blizzard at the BarnFarm fun for everyonePage 21
BY MARY BROTHERTON The Viera Future Foundation kicked off the holiday season 18 years ago, brightening the deck that overlooks the lake at Woodside Park on Murrell Road with an enormous, fresh-cut Frazier Fir
shipped from N.C. A few years later, the celebration moved to the lake on the corner of Wickham and Murrell and each year another large tree was shipped from a northern grower. This year, the tradition continues, with another
move and another tree. When live trees repeatedly shipped to Florida with VFF decided to invest in Commercial Christmas Displays professionally decorates the 25-foot tree as they do the celebrated
oak tree in the center Wickham Road. This year, the oak tree will have twice as many lights as before and the lights on the tall tree have been replaced. Both trees will be illuminated with
The Hawks are poised for a great season! Page 16
T H E N EW S PA P E R O F V I E R A & S U N T R E E A B LU EWAT E R C R E AT I V E G R O U P P U B L I C AT I O N
Preparing for holiday celebrations in Viera
Lady golfersplease applyPage 27
VIERA VOICE Darrell WoehlerL to R: Stephanie Byrd, Judi John and Karla Mae Goodman enjoy preparing for the holidays at the Home Discovery Center at Wickham Road and Shoppes Place.
Christmas Tree see page 10
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HOLIDAY EVENTSEXCLUSIVE OFFERS &
AT THE AVENUEHOLIDAY GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY November 25 | 6 AM 10 AM | Central ParkWin one of 20 $100 gift cards to The Avenue retailer or restaurant of your choice.
December 3, 10, 17 | 3 PM 5 PM | In Front of BelkWin one of 10 $100 gift cards to The Avenue retailer or restaurant of your choice. Must be at least 18 years old to enter with valid photo ID. One gift card per person.
PHOTOS WITH SANTADecember 3, 10, 17 | NOON 4 PMBring your camera and capture your holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
COMPLIMENTARY HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDESSaturdays, December 3, 10, 17 | 6 PM 9 PM In Front of Rave Motion Pictures
PJ PARTY WITH SANTADecember 3 | 10 AM NOON | Central ParkCelebrate the holidays with Radio Disney. Enjoy complimentary games, crafts & giveaways. LIVE REINDEER EXPERIENCESaturday & Sunday, December 17 18 | NOON 6 PMVisit Santas reindeer before they take to the skies to make your holiday wishes come true. viera.shoptheavenue.com
Visit viera.shoptheavenue.com for event details and extended holiday hours.
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Style Cents makes senseViera Voice helps with Crib for a Bed project
VIERA VOICE Katherine Sonn L to R: Director of Devereux Florida, Steven J. Murphy; Chelsea Goss with Spike the Alligator; Suzanne Nixon; ^:Z^on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Brevard Zoo in Viera.
BY MARY BROTHERTONMany children do not have their basic needs for love, support, opportunity, direction or emotional growth and stability met. Devereux Florida addresses these issues and provides a positive, helpful force in the lives of children who have been neglected, abandoned or deal with serious children succeed by supporting Style Cents on Thursday, Nov. 10. Generous contributions will help children smile again.-ing, fashion, fun and tasty food. Money raised from the sale of tickets and for drawings will help with the construction of a therapeutic multi-purpose wellness and activity center at the Viera Campus.For more information about Devereux, call 407-362-9210. VV
BY MARY BROTHERTONThe Crib for a Bed program at B.E.T.A. of Titusville, the citys only crisis pregnancy center is fully underway for the upcoming holiday season. Throughout the year, mothers and fathers visit B.E.T.A. for help with their infants needs.This season, VIERA VOICE will accept donations of infant layettes on behalf of B.E.T.A. and Bring baby items to 7630 N. Wickham Rd. and enjoy the holidays with us a few minutes. Call 321-242-1235 for more details. VV
McCluskey building soldMcCluskey Realty sold its iconic building and land next to Suntree Country Club and will continue off-site as a company, with Betty McCluskey and daughter Patricia Williams as owner brokers. The sale closed on Oct. 4 and the property will become an unrelated business. VVNew Publix hybrid in Viera
BY LINDA WIGGINS Two tenant vacancies remain at the new Publix shopping plaza at the northwest corner of Stadium Parkway and Viera Boulevard, set to open in February, 2012.The Publix hybrid will include unique items on store shelves, more tasting stations, more organic produce, colorful and elegant merchandise displays, cooking demonstrations, more freshly-prepared meals to go, and a sit-down cafe complete with Wi-Fi.unusual hybrid store here as an anchor, said Michael Gaiche of the Michael Gaiche Company. Gaiche recently closed an 18-month deal to sign JP Morgan Chase as a tenant at that corner mall complex, adding, Leasing has been strong.The Publix will be 56,000 feet, with an additional 9,000 feet of tenant space.VV
UpdateStyle Cents makes sense
If you could work anywhere else in the I have considered teaching English in an Asian country.If you were trapped in an elevator, would you rather I guess I would have to pick the wet dogs. They are loyal and want your affection. You can dry off when you get out of the elevator. I dont know much about gorillas, I tend to only think of that commercial when the gorilla was ripping all the suitcases apart in the airport.
Not doing what you say you were going to do.Juice, vegetables, leftovers and a bunch of condiments.I was a game attendant at a carnival.Telemarketing. It is the only job that I just couldnt give a notice before leaving.What are your favorite
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Darryl Nugent works part time at the Viera Regional Center because his mother encouraged him to seek something that would challenge him. He worked with children who have behavioral issues and said, I worked with many different types of kids over the years and have learned that they all have one thing in common. They want to be loved even though they express it differently. Though he claims he doesnt possess a single artistic bone in his body, the director at the Rec Center put him in charge of teaching a Home school arts and crafts class and he has per