June 2018 Around Town

Stephen C. Houser Joins FSI Financial Advisor Council

Local financial advisor Stephen C. Houser, certified public accountant, certified financial planner, of Houser Financial Group has joined the Financial Advisor Council of the Financial Services Institute in Washington, D.C. FSI advocates for Main Street Americans’ access to objective, affordable financial advice, delivered by a growing network of independent financial advisor members. The Financial Advisor Council is comprised of several of FSI’s independent financial advisor members and advises the organization on the impact of legislative and regulatory issues on independent financial advisors and their clients.

Every year since 2010, Houser has been recognized as one of Cetera Financial Specialists’ Top 100 Financial Advisors in the nation. Cetera Financial Specialists is part of the Cetera Financial Group, the nation’s second-largest independent financial advisor network. 

In his role on the council, Houser will serve as a sounding board to FSI’s senior leadership and encourage other advisors in their respective firms to get actively engaged in FSI membership and advocacy efforts.

Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar—The New Hot Spot in Downtown Cocoa Beach

Opening to rave reviews, Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar offers an eclectic view to wine bar cuisine. Owner Andrew Bunin and chef Jason Bunin—who has more than 30 years of experience, including at some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City—have brought an upscale restaurant and wine bar to downtown Cocoa Beach. 

From avocado plank salad to smoked salmon nachos to braised smoked ribs to flatbread pizzas, your taste buds will be delighted. Top it off with a great selection of local draft beers and an exquisite selection of handcrafted sangrias and wine.

Port Canaveral and Florida Power & Light Solar Now Celebrate “Planting” of Solar Trees

The future is bright for Port Canaveral, now home to 42 new solar panels in the form of energy producing solar trees. Port Canaveral has partnered with the Florida Power and Light SolarNow program to plant solar trees at key locations at the port where visitors can plug in, charge their devices and enjoy the much-needed shade. The trees, located on the lawn of the Exploration Tower and Jetty Park, will showcase solar energy and generate zero emissions energy for many years to come.


“We are excited that Port Canaveral has joined our SolarNow family,” Cory Ramsel, senior director of FPL project development, says. “With this partnership on these innovative solar trees, we have the opportunity to show millions of people that come through this port and the thousands of locals that enjoy everything it has to offer that Florida is truly living up to its name as the Sunshine State.”


A total of five trees have been planted at Port Canaveral, three of which are located outside the Exploration Tower and the other two are located adjacent to the park playground at Jetty Park.