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Inspirational Bionic Limb Developer Speaking at EFSC

Albert Manero had an inspiration: Use the aerospace research lab at UCF to design low- cost artificial limbs for children in need around the world.

The idea has launched Manero to national fame through his company Limbitless Solutions, which is using cutting- edge technology to help children and their families around the world who cannot afford […]

Cocoa Beach Chamber Caters to Non Profit Needs with New Wish list

 The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new “Wish List” feature on its website, CocoaBeachChamber.com. Non Profit partners of the Chamber now have access to this new feature to post the needs of their organizations, or schools, to the Chamber’s website. Conversely, organizations or for profits can post excess items […]

Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. Announces 34th Annual Festival of Trees

Melbourne, FL – The Junior League of South Brevard Inc. (JLSB) is excited to announce the 34th Annual Festival of Trees. This family-friendly event is an annual community fundraiser that allows us to continue improving Brevard County through financial and volunteer commitments. We invite all of our neighbors in and around Brevard County, Florida to […]

Club Performax celebrates 20-year anniversary

Club Performax, Brevard’s first personal training gym, is marking its twentieth year in business. Opened by Rod and Risa Stewart in 1998, the club is located in the Riverview Tower in Suntree. In celebration of the milestone anniversary, Club Performax invites the public to an open house / anniversary bash on Friday October 26, 2018 […]

Fundraising Cruise to Benefit Aging Matters in Brevard’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Cocoa, FL – Aging Matters in Brevard is hosting a fundraising cruise to benefit their Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), part of America’s largest network of volunteers age 55+.  Guests will set sail January 4-7, 2019 on a spectacular 3-night cruise from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas.  […]

The Avenue Viera Welcomes Seven New Tenants

 Viera, FL., October 1, 2018 – The Avenue Viera is pleased to announce seven new tenants will be joining the Center in early 2019. 

In addition to Urban Air Adventure Park, The Avenue will be welcoming three new dining establishments: 28 North Gastropub, Poke Boa & Boba Bar and Taj Indian Cuisine. 28 North is scheduled […]

October 2018

October 2018
From the Editor

Healthy Living | If Not Pharmaceuticals, then What?

Travel | The Big Apple

Memories, Meals, and Moscato | All Things Pumpkin

Survivor | Up Close with Kechi of “America’s Got Talent”

Community | The Gourd’s Work

Survivor Edition | Natasha Duran

Survivor Edition | Karen Caruso

Survivor Edition | Royce Shingleton

Survivor Edition | Cheri Lavelle

Survivor Edition | Shamika Chamberlin

Good […]

All Things Pumpkin

By Rebecca Meyer

The day arrived and the weather was perfect at the park. After all, it was October, which meant rolling in the leaves, pumpkin picking time and of course, time to make favorite desserts with both pumpkin and chocolate. Nestled high on top of the mountain was our favorite park, which was the best […]

Surviving the Inevitable

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

 Whether you’re going through a medical trial, work challenges, or even moving from one home to another, it’s safe to say that life sometimes throws us a curve ball of stress. We’ve talked a lot about survivors in this month’s issue, but let’s take a moment to define this state of survival […]

Survivor Edition | Karen Caruso

“I’m a wife, a mom, a sister, a grandmother and a friend.“ 

The old saying goes that life can change on a dime, and for Karen Caruso, it did just that. One week in July 2017, she was living life, enjoying family and friends, pursuing her passions with work and for ultra-running, and volunteering for BCSO […]

Cooper’s Corner

The Holistic Benefits of Turmeric 
We all love our pets and want the very best for them, especially when it comes to care and medical treatment. Just like humans, certain precautionary measures can be taken to help prevent ailments, or at least cope with them. Dog owners are turning toward a more holistic approach to care, […]

Good Bones | Woof Gang Bakery

How Woof Gang Bakery is Reimagining Pet Nutrition and Care

By Carrie Stevenson

For Woof Gang Bakery franchise owner Ryan Wesner, pet care is personal. Six years ago, Wesner decided to open his Lake Nona location because he was tired of driving out of town for higher quality pet care products when his dogs were facing health […]

If not pharmaceuticals, then what?

By Judy Piersall

I get asked frequently, “Since you don’t use pharmaceuticals, what do you use?” I write a lot about options, so this article will focus on some of those. I’m not going to disclose how much I use of each product; most likely, my doses wouldn’t be the same as yours. Likewise, you may […]

Survivor Edition | Royce Shingleton

“The doctor did go tell my wife that they lost me on the table…“ 

People often ask the question, why does one person survive such a traumatic experience while someone else may not? What makes one situation and fate different from another? Last year, Royce Shingleton found himself asking these very questions. 

“I thought everything was fine in […]

One Last Question | Surviving with a Survivor

With this month’s edition of SpaceCoast LIVING, we’ve highlighted various individuals sharing their survivor stories and testimonials and how to thrive in these types of circumstances. In closing, we decided to ask one of our local residents, Tasha Flinchbaugh, what living with a survivor is like, what it means to cope and advice for others […]

The Big Apple

By Cassandra Wilkerson

There is something for everybody in busy New York City. I often get so caught up in planning a memorable and exciting vacation that I forget what makes a vacation memorable and exciting. Exploration, adventure and creativity called me to New York. 


I started by figuring out what inspired my trip in […]

Reservations | River Rocks

‘Tis the Season… to PLAN! 


Crovo says, “We’re also doing a lot of events with pharmaceutical companies here and that is something we plan to continue to work with — to […]

Survivor Edition | Shamika Chamberlin

 “There’s a hole left in your soul, your heart shatters and your body goes numb.” 

Kira Dunnah-Chamberlin was the most vivacious 11-year-old one could imagine. She was always active: playing soccer, basketball, and a member of the swim team. She loved crafting and DIY kits. Born the second of four children but the eldest girl, Kira […]

The Gourd’s Work

By Carrie Stevenson

Each year at the Church at Viera (CAV) pumpkin patch, there is more than the wind of a changing season in the air. Excitement is palpable and optimism abounds, and it’s generated by the teenagers and families who work days and nights at the patch to raise funds for the student ministry department, […]

Survivor Edition | Natasha Duran

“The greatest mark of a survivor is how they transform despair into hope.” 

“Your. Child. Is. Sick.” Four crushing words that no parent should ever have to hear. “Their condition — well, it’s life threatening.” A reality no parent should ever have to accept. 

“The thought of their childhood being stripped away ate away at my heart; […]