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Health First Valve Team Performs 100 TAVR procedures

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Room (OR) Serves as Setting for Open-Heart Surgery Alternative

MELBOURNE, Fla.(August 16, 2017) – Two years after successfully completing its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the Health First Valve team is celebrating performing its 100th procedure.

The minimally invasive procedure provides critically ill aortic stenosis (AS) patients an […]

Blinds of All Kinds

When redecorating a room in your home, let alone tackling the exciting but intimidating project of an entire remodel, it can be difficult for most of us to visualize exactly what the end result will be. Sorting through the options, the questions start coming to mind immediately: Maybe that paint color looks perfect on the […]

Laura Chiesman Appointed to EDC Board

Satellite Beach, Fl— July 28, 2017. FirstWave Financial has announced that their President, Laura Chiesman, has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission Board.

This appointment comes as another step in a long partnership between FirstWave and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, with Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tom Kirk, […]

August 2017

SpaceCoast Living Digital
Kate Deffebach | Breaking Down Walls

Dining | Shady Spots To Eat 

What’s Your WealthConfidence? | FirstWave  Financial

Best of the Best | Viera 

Keeping Your Animals Safe in the Heat 

Animals in Art 

Keeping Cool | Summer Libations 

Special Section | Pet Contest Final Six Photo Shoot

Protecting Your Property | NuVantage Insurance 

Reservations | Tequila Azul

In Closing One Last Question […]

What’s Your WealthConfidence? | FirstWave  Financial

What if your WealthConfidence has less to do with the amount of money you have and more to do with your mindset? There are eight different mindsets that contribute to an improved WealthConfidence.
In our world today, we are bombarded with information, opinions and ideas regarding our financial future. Sometimes it seems like only those expressed the loudest […]

Get Involved | Find a 5k Event

August 20, 2017
Tailgate 2 Miler
Location: The Avenue Viera,
261 Town Center Ave, Viera
Start: 7:00 AM
August 26, 2017
Running On Island Time 5K
Location: Divine Mercy Academy,
1940 N Courtenay Pkwy,
Merritt Island
Start: 7:00 AM
September 2, 2017
Be Your Own Superhero 5K
Location: Wickham Park – Pavilion #4,
2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne
Start: 7:30 AM
September 9, 2017
Turtle Krawl 5K
Location: Nance Park,
201 N Miramar Ave, Indialantic
Start: […]

USSSA Comes to Brevard

By: Ryan Randall 
Brevard County’s Space Coast Stadium had been hosting professional baseball games since 1994, but when the Washington Nationals announced the team was moving to West Palm Beach and the minor league Brevard County Manatees played its final season there in 2016, uncertainty loomed over the iconic regional stadium.
Rather than go after another professional […]

Eyecare For Children

By: Gabby Dance
August is here, which means back-to-school season is quickly approaching. Scheduling an eye exam appointment for your child may be the last thing on your mind, but it is just as important as school supply shopping to prepare them for the upcoming academic year. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, making […]

Health Care Professionals | Dr. Frank Venzara

Dr. Frank Venzara III is a board-certified ophthalmologist and retina surgeon specializing in macular degeneration, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, eye trauma and all aspects of retina care. He founded Florida Retina Specialists in August 2014 and is currently seeing patients in the Merritt Island, Rockledge/Viera and Sebastian offices.
Venzara obtained his biomedical engineering degree and Doctorate […]

upFront | Viera Voted 2017 “Best of the Best” by ideal-LIVING Magazine

upFront | Summer Libations

Enjoy the Cool All Summer Long
By: Craig Chapman
Summer — when hot days are followed by even hotter nights. Each moment, whether you are trying to turn up or chill out, deserves an icy cold libation. This summer, we are mixing our glasses with light and fresh ingredients to craft some of the most refreshing cocktails […]

Health Care Professionals | Cathy A. Presnick

Cathy A. Presnick, a Licensed Medical Esthetician, is the owner of A Perfect Complexion, LLC, located in Viera.
Presnick was the first to bring Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion to Brevard in 2004 when she was located in Dr. Abe Hardoon’s office (Suntree Internal Medicine).
Presnick enjoys customizing treatment and product protocol to restore healthy skin for anti-aging and chemotherapy […]

Health Professionals | Linda Kubiak

Meet VNA Space Coast’s Ostomy Specialist, Linda Kubiak.
With over 40 years’ experience in wound care, VNA Space Coast is fortunate to have Kubiak, a wound ostomy management specialist, as part of their team. Passionate about empowering wound and ostomy patients to learn how to confidently care for themselves, Kubiak was inspired to transition to full-time […]

Brevard’s Most Adorable Pets

Out of the hundreds of submissions we received we narrowed it down to a final six.  Each contestant came in for a photo shoot and from these we voted on the winner.  Here are the final six contestants and the winner.
Winner: Ellie
Ellie is a big puppy that thinks she can cuddle like a small […]

Health Care Professionals | Judy Schrader, LMHC

Judy Schrader is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in marital counseling, blended families, divorce issues, adolescent issues, as well as lifting depression, decreasing anxiety and life transitions. She has been in her current Indialantic location for two years. Schrader works with children over 12, couples, individuals and families. “It’s gratifying to help people through […]

Health Care Professionals | Brenda Sanchez and Julie LaLonde

Julie LaLonde and Brenda Sanchez are co-founders of 321FatLoss and have taken inch loss to a new level here in Brevard County.  Their non-invasive and pain free devices like the FDA cleared Strawberry Laser Lipo and the amazing Pro Fit Laser Lipo, are providing men and women of all shapes and sizes new found confidence […]

Health Care Professionals | TEPAS Healthcare & Imami Skin & Cosmetic Center



Name: Emran Imami, MD, FACS, Stephanie Haridopolos, MD, William Catena, MD, Nikka Cohan, ARNP and
Simone Paul, ARNP
Practice Name: TEPAS Healthcare & Imami Skin & Cosmetic Center
Address: 1140 Broadband Dr., Melbourne, FL 32901
As private medical practices across the country continue to become dismantled by large, integrated healthcare corporations and hospital systems, Melbourne-based TEPAS Healthcare has continued […]

upFront | GoodEats

Health First | New Hybrid Operating Room at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center

As the sun’s first light glistened across the waves rolling onto Melbourne Beach, the new dawn embarked a new era for Brevard County. Before space shuttles and hotels, there were dirt roads and farms. With less than 20,000 residents, it took a few dedicated individuals to improve the future. Because on June 8, 1937, Brevard […]

Community Foundation for Brevard

By: Ryan Randall
There are many philanthropic works that take place throughout Brevard County on a daily basis. However, Brevard also has a hidden gem that connects donors with nonprofits, and nonprofits with each other. Since 1981, the Community Foundation for Brevard has assisted individuals, families and organizations in their quest to better Brevard County, and […]