A House Divided

Power Perspective
Of course the Florida Gators are a huge rivalry to USSSA Pride’s Alex Powers’ alma mater, FSU, but she’s learned to put some of those feelings aside. In fact, some of the girls on the team she currently plays with are Gators. 

“We always joke around and pick on each other,” Powers says. “This summer […]

Downtown Divas | Setting the Stage for the Arts

with Loretta Grella

A quick trip to scenic downtown Melbourne is nothing short of a pleasant experience, especially when it comes to high-end shopping without the cumbersome commute. Proud owner of Downtown Divas, Loretta Grella, has made it a point over the past decade to provide exceptional customer service to her shoppers with their favorite brands. 

“I […]

Up Close with Steve Spurrier

by Mallorie Ann Ingram

First off, my Inspiration section of exploring the Space Coast is back. Last month, I was slightly distracted by a true inspirational muse, my chocolate lab, in our pet issue. But this month, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and seek inspirational finds on the sunny coast. 

By now, […]

Hometown Pride USSSA | Women Empowerment in Brevard

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

Lauren Chamberlain 

Lauren was the first overall draft pick in the 2015 NPF College Draft out of the University of Oklahoma by the USSSA Pride. Chamberlain is the reigning NCAA homerun record holder with 95 career blasts and was a member of the 2013 WCWS Championship team with the Sooners. Lauren is a four-time […]

You Know Dad Would Love This | The New Lexus LS500

By Steven Hicks

Built on the platform of the striking, high-performance LC coupe, the new Lexus LS500 sedan features Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged engine, the new Lexus Safety System+ A, offering their most advanced safety technology yet, and, as Lexus of Melbourne’s Owner/General Manager T.R. Page says, “Meticulous craftsmanship including premium wood trim designs so unique they […]

Wine-Pairing & Beach Sunning | Cocoa Beach Uncorked

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

Listen up all you winos and foodies. Did you know that Cocoa Beach holds an annual food and wine festival? I didn’t, but immediately decided to give Uncorked Cocoa Beach a try. Little did I know it would certainly become my next inspirational encounter here on the Space Coast. For years, I’ve […]

First and Goal! | Meet Viera High’s New Football Coach

Words and Photo By Steven Hicks
Meet Viera High’s new football coach, Derek Smith.
“The players here expect to be student athletes, not athletes who go to school.” – Derek Smith

In many towns, the hierarchy goes like this; mayor, revered pastor or priest, police chief, football coach. And it isn’t always in that order. Viera is a […]

Live to Give | Five Star Claims Adjusting

Live 2 Give is not only serving in Jamaica, Live 2 Give is also in Brevard County. The foundation works with The Master’s Workshop, with at-risk children. Volunteers read with the children and become mentors for them. L2G also works locally with the Salvation Army, offering a homeless ministry at Easter to hand out Easter […]

Painting with a Twist | Inspiration

Last month, I asked everyone a simple question, “What will inspire you in 2018?” For me, it was a breezy afternoon remembering to the days of gardening with my mom, which then sparked the interest to start my own potted-plant canvas outside. By the way, those plants are still alive, kicking and gaining height, which […]

Up With People

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

You might have seen them perform at past Super Bowl events or even during the Olympics years ago. Maybe you’ve attended a show and seen them live. This year, the popular cast of Up With People arrived in Brevard County and once again, has filled the air with an upbeat message guaranteed […]

What Will Inspire You in 2018?

By Mallorie Ann Ingram

Have you ever had that one person in life that inspires you? Creatives call this a muse; someone or something that stirs up the artistic juices and gets the wheels spinning. This month, I’ve got something in mind that will help jump-start your inspirational thought process. With our active Space Coast community, […]

Brevard Birding Enthusiasts

Tim Ebaugh
As a Brevard County native of 56 years, Tim Ebaugh grew up watching and admiring the wildlife and birds of the great state of Florida.  In the early 90s, his father, a professional photographer for Harris Corporation, retired and gave him most of his high-end photo gear. Ebaugh says, “With his guidance, I became […]

Spring 2018 Trends to Watch

By Jenny Norman
Who’s ready for spring? Wow, this winter sure proved to be a very chilly one for the Space Coast! Although the cooler temps were a much appreciated break from the sweltering heat and we did have those great sweater weather and boot days, many of us are ready to flaunt our spring duds […]

Community | Viera Charter School Book Signing

By Mallorie Ann Ingram | Photography by B. Shelton Witmer
What do writing, math and literary talent all have in common? They each spell out the name Taryn Souders, and students at Viera Charter School were able to hear firsthand from this author during book club one February day.
This author’s unique journey makes her stand out, […]

The New Lexus RXL Crossover

By Steven Hicks
What’s this? An article on a vehicle in SpaceCoast LIVING? Well, sure! We do our research. We know that a large majority of our readers drive, and many drive their children or grandchildren regularly. So when Lexus of Melbourne tells us they have a new three-row crossover, we’re thinking some of you might […]

100 Years of Hole-In-Ones at Rockledge Country Club

by Ryan Randall

Centrally located in Brevard County, no more than five minutes from I-95 and just 10 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean lay a picturesque clubhouse and historic golf course, but beyond the brick and mortar is an institution that has achieved great success over the years by diversifying its portfolio. For Rockledge Country […]

Brevard Public Schools | Teachers of the Year

2017-18 Tom Bishop Award | Brandon Jenkins
Director of Bands Brandon T. Jenkins has been at Heritage High in Palm Bay during his five years with BPS. Since Jenkins assumed leadership of the band program, it has more than quadrupled in size with approximately 130 current members. Jenkins received the 2017-18 Tom Bishop Award from the Florida […]

One Last Question | A1A Outdoors

Summer and fall months provide an unparalleled bayside experience in the evening. When the sun goes down, the bioluminescence comes out! Paddle around in water that literally glows in the dark, from A1A’s exclusive waterfront park access at Banana River Park in Cape Canaveral.
SpaceCoast Living talked to Dave Lane at A1A Outdoors, a family-operated business […]

One Last Question

BY STEVEN HICKS
Like any group of workmates, as we’ve grown to know each other better, we’ve also gotten to know the relationships we all have outside of the office. Some of us are in our twenties and some are approaching sixty. We have some long-standing marriages, a few who are relative newlyweds, and single people […]

The Art of the Date

Jenna Green, a stylist at Bangz Salon in Melbourne and her husband Zach, owner of Great Southeast Flooring America
Jenna Green tells us, “My best friend’s dad and Zach’s stepfather were best friends from high school. Years later, I was roommates with Zach’s cousin, Ellen. So, I’ve always known him off and on. He even worked […]