Advent Lutheran Oktoberfest a Big Hit!

“2012 Oktoberfest was a big hit this year” says Ken Rhoden, “We had a great crowd inside enjoying the food and even more outside listening to the live music, riding the train, and climbing all over the blow up play

Advent Men's Group Including Ken Rhoden, Brevard Family & Criminal Lawyer

Some of the Men's Group from Advent Lutheran (2012)

ground!”    The Men’s Group of Advent Lutheran Church hosts the Oktoberfest every year (for as long as I can remember!) and the proceeds go to support the outreach programs sponsored by the church. The men do almost all the cooking with the menu usually consisting of bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and homemade German potato salad.

There are games and rides outside for the kids and many of the neighborhood families come to enjoy this event.  It is open to the public every year.

Next big event for Advent: The Annual White Elephant sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  That takes place in the fall (November 3 this year) and has been a regular stop for the serious bargain hunters for 20 years or more.

Texting & Driving, Not a Good Thing Says Melbourne Attorney Ken Rhoden

My friend and colleague, Steve Charpentier, Esq., shared this article via Facebook this morning.  After reading it I thought it is definitely worth sharing further.  Take a minute to read about “automaticity” as the article calls it or more easily Ken Rhoden, Personal Injury Lawyer Melbourne Brevard Cocoa Titusville Palm Bay Indialanticexplained as the automatic type of behavior society has developed to check their cell phone without  really thinking about it.  It appears that smart phone users are more apt to develop this behavior however even those of us with old-school cell phones can still be caught up in this habit of oft-checking the phone.   This is a dangerous habit no matter what type of phone you have and as you will see from the article it is very dangerous when in the car.

Don’t text and drive.   And if you are injured in an accident by someone who was texting and driving,  call or email me for information (and a completely free consultation.)

Study Finds Drivers Unaware of Their Texting Habits

Florida Tech Offers Cyber Law Lecture

Cyberlaw Lecture Promoted by Local Brevard Family & Criminal Attorney, Ken Rhoden

On September 27, 2012 at 7pm Florida Tech is hosting the Inaugural Lecture in Law featuring The Honorable John Antoon, II, U.S. District Judge.  The topic for the lecture is, “In Pursuit of Life, Liberty, & Technology.” An introduction will be given by Brevard Bar Foundation President & Florida Tech Constitutional Law Professor, Michael Kahn, Esquire.
The doors open at 6pm for networking reception.   Space is limited so please reserve your space as soon as possible.  See the flyer below for more information.

Melbourne Family Law, Palm Bay Divorce Attorney,  Cyberlaw Lecture 2012

Ken Rhoden has been practicing as a family lawyer and a criminal lawyer in Central Florida for over 26 years.  He was part of the elite Capital Crimes unit at the Public Defender’s office and is currently an owner and managing partner for the largest and most experienced criminal and family law firm in the county.   You can reach Ken by email or by calling 321-631-0506.

Cocoa Beach Airshow 2012

Update on Local Happenings from Brevard County

Family Law and Criminal Law Firm:

The Cocoa Beach Airshow for 2012 is going on from September 20 to 23.   Since the show is taking place above Brevard County you can see many of the aircraft from places up and down the county.

From the Official Website, the information says,

“It’s the “Year of Extreme Flight” at the 2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show!  This year’s event will feature full the most extreme and diverse line up of military and civilian aircraft in the nation headlined by the F-22 Raptor and V-22 Osprey Demos!”

Our offices are located in Cocoa Village so I expect parking there or in the public park area nearby will provide for superb viewing!  Remember, Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley are located at 319 Riveredge Blvd. and offer family law, divorce law, criminal law, DUI defense, juvenile defense, wills, probate, and many other legal services to all of Brevard including Melbourne, Palm Bay,  Indialantic, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbor Beach, Eau Gallie, West Melbourne, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Rockledge, Viera, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Mims, Palm Shores and all the municipalities throughout the county.  The firm is the largest and most experienced Criminal & Family firm in Brevard.

The Cocoa Beach Airshow schedule of events is full according to their website, take a look:

Thursday, Sept 20
7:00 pm        Performer Welcome Party – Slow and Low BBQ Outdoor Deck
306 North Orlando Ave – Cocoa Beach

Friday, Sept 21
8:00 am          FREE insider tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station w/ unique stops
Click Here for more info or e-mail tour reservations now!

11:00 am         Cocoa Beach Air Show Preview
Viewing area from Route 520 to Minutemen Cswy on the beach

7:00 pm           Air Show Take Off Party – Coconuts on the Beach
Minutemen Cswy on the Beach – Red Bull Air Force twilight jump

Saturday, Sept 22
8:00 am       Breakfast with the Performers
Rum Runners Tavern – 695 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach

9:00 am       Display Village, Show Center Beach Drop Zone opens

10:00 am     Clubhouse Chalet, Colonel’s Club and Hospitality Chalets open

10:50 am     Opening remarks by Col Robert Pavelko, 45th Space Wing Vice Commander

11:00 am     Cocoa Beach Air Show – Year of Extreme Flight – Lori Wilson Park
• U.S. Army Silver Wings
• USMC V-22 Osprey Demo
• Black Diamond T-33 Solo Demo
• Florida Biplane Wild Waco
• B-1 Bomber 3-Pass Demo
• 920th Rescue Wing CSAR Demo
• John Black in the Super Decathlon
• USN F-18 Hornet Demo
• U.S. Coast Guard SAR Demo
• Freddie Cabanas in the Conch Republic Pitts
• Red Bull Air Force
• Red Bull Helicopter
• Mike Goulian in the Goodyear Extra 330
• F-22 Raptor Demo
• USAF Heritage Flight

3:00 pm       Air Show Happy Hour – Mambo’s at the International Palms Resort
South side of Lori Wilson Park – Relax and wait for the traffic to clear

7:00 pm       Air Show Performer Party – Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill
The Cove in Port Canaveral – Army Silver Wings sunset jump

Sunday, Sept 23
8:00 am       Breakfast with the Performers
Rum Runners Tavern – 695 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach

9:00 am       Display Village, Show Center Beach Drop Zone opens

10:00 am     Clubhouse Chalet, Colonel’s Club and Hospitality Chalets open

11:00 am     Cocoa Beach Air Show – Year of Extreme Flight – Lori Wilson Park
See Saturday for sequence of performances

3:00 pm       Air Show Happy Hour – Hilton Oceanfront Pool Deck
North side of Lori Wilson Park – Relax and wait for the traffic to clear

Justice Teaching Program: Important Community Service


As a volunteer for the Justice Teaching Program here in Florida I am happy to promote Constitution Week in September.  The Justice Teaching Program was started by Justice Fred Lewis in 2006 to increase civics education in schools.   There are around 3,800 public schools and over 350 private schools participating in the program now with 4,000+ volunteers across the state.

You can read more about the program and Constitution Week in the Florida Bar publication:  The Florida Bar News, September edition.

If you know of a school that would like to participate in the Justice Teaching Program please call me (321-631-0506) or email directly:  Ken@KenRhoden.com.

Thanks,

Ken