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Great Balls Of Fire

Great Balls Of Fire

Putting wheels on jet engines and women in the driver’s seat have been Elaine’s goals ever since she and her high school sweetheart and eventual husband Chris combined his engineering skills and knowledge of aircraft engines with her passion for dragster racing, forming Larsen Motorsports 20 years ago. For the daughter of Midwest Mennonite parents, it was a major entrepreneurial leap of faith.

Not Just Oldies

Not Just Oldies

Aside from the perfect weather, champagne and fruit, imported and domestic cheeses, and a red wine and chocolate bar, the cars were the stars of the show. “Cars take you back in time to ones you grew up with, ones your parents and grandparents drove. They give the younger generation an opportunity to learn about ‘the olden days,’” says Redner, who still owns a 1966 Mustang convertible and is already planning next year’s event.

Down to a Science

Down to a Science

After high school, Martel enrolled in a local junior college then transferred to the University of Miami to study biology. And a little art ... I was two weeks late getting into the class and the teacher wasn’t too happy about it, but I showed him a few pieces of my artwork. He said, ‘You’re a realist. Why don’t you think about medical illustration?’”

Up In The Air

Up In The Air

You can fly a small one around in your living room, send one off for a spin around the local park, or even dispatch a camera-equipped one on a pre-mapped autonomous flight to bring back breathtaking aerial photos. And what are “they?” Drones. And they’re taking off in Vero Beach.

Capturing The Beauty Of Outer Space

Capturing The Beauty Of Outer Space

According to Luis Burrios, NASA’s Senior Design Specialist, “The NASA art collection represents an important source of inspiration for the general public that embraces and celebrates the glorious achievements of the U.S. space program. Through the talents, skills and graceful strokes of a brush, we share in the passion and pride that is an important step toward reaching the stars and bringing together the worlds of art and science.”

Heart & Soul Of A Jamaican

Heart & Soul Of A Jamaican

While Jamaican food is undeniably some of the most flavorful food in the Caribbean, it is best known for the most fiery of ingredients, the Scotch bonnet pepper. But Campbell claims it is a misconception to say that it is all about the heat. “It’s about the flavors of herbs and spices in the cooking,” he tells me in his distinctive sing-song, Jamaican accent. “Herbs like thyme and spices like allspice, which we call pimento. The basics of Jamaican cooking are the jerk, the oxtail and the curries, which are much lighter than Indian curries.”