Living in the Moment

My Chosen Therapy.
By Beth Gitlin

I was one of the healthiest people I knew until five years ago when I was diagnosed with one of the most invasive and worst prognosis types of breast cancer — triple negative. Triple negative is quite challenging because there is a lack of targeted therapy, the cancer cells have […]

A Light of Hope

Candlelighters of Brevard: Dedicated to children with cancer and their families

Living with childhood cancer means trading in play dates for hospital stays; playgrounds for treatment centers; prom dresses for hospital gowns; hair bows for wigs; teachers for doctors; ice cream socials for rounds of chemo and radiation. Every day here in Brevard County, children battle […]

Anthony Garofalo & Jonathan Gersh


“First and foremost, this isn’t about cruises.” says Anthony Garofalo. “It is about customer service and providing an exceptional experience.” Whether it’s a sunny Caribbean cruise or a breathtaking Alaska Adventure, the team at Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Space Coast has the knowledge and know-how to make your dreams come true.  “We build relationships for […]

One Last Question

Judy Piersall

Friendship is unnecessary,” C.S. Lewis once wrote, “like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” He was right, friendship helps make the human experience meaningful. We asked Judy Piersall to reflect on her friendship with Dawn Faust Bibby.

SCL: Hello Judy, thanks […]

New Surgeon Joins Clevens Face & Body Specialists


After a year-long fellowship, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Vincent McGinniss, D.O. joins the Florida practice.

MELBOURNE, FLA – Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is excited to announce that Dr. Vincent McGinniss, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon will be joining the staff at Clevens Face and Body Specialists on a full-time basis. Dr. McGinniss, who […]

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Gala Funds Mental Health

“Fire & Ice” Gala Sponsorship Opportunities Available

TITUSVILLE, FLA, September 28, 2016—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. and Laura & William Boyles as the presenting sponsors of the “Fire & Ice” benefit gala on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight at La Cita Country Club in Titusville.

One-in-five […]

Hot Times on the Space Coast

So as I’m writing this month’s note, I’m nursing a minor sunburn that snuck up on me while at the photo shoot for this month’s cover at the beautiful new Sawgrass Lakes community center in West Melbourne. Despite getting started just after 8 a.m., the Florida heat and humidity reminded me summer was right around […]

Gayle Kempf Accepted Into Elite International Jewelry Design Competition


INDIALANTIC, Fla., June 20, 2016 – Gale Kempf, owner and designer at Kempf’s Jewelers, recently earned acceptance into the elite jewelry design competition, the AGTA Spectrum Awards. This international design competition honors and recognizes designers whose work uses natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in creative fine jewelry.

“It is a unique challenge to measure my […]

Aging Matters in Brevard Call for Summer Volunteers

Cocoa, FL – Do you have the summer “off” or one day during the week? Consider making a difference in the lives of the frailest of our county’s elder citizens by delivering a meal. Whether you can be a substitute when needed, deliver once a week for a couple of hours or a couple of […]

‘Bright Lights of Broadway’ will Dazzle in Suntree

The Bright Lights of Broadway will dazzle Suntree concert-goers when the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra salutes the biggest shows from the “Great White Way” at 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 18 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne, 32940). Led by conductor […]

‘Songs in the Night’
Indialantic Chamber Singers
Perform June 17 & 19

The Indialantic Chamber Singers will present My Song in the Night: Songs of Simple Faith on June 17 & 19.  The summer concert by Brevard’s premier choral ensemble will feature American folk hymns, spirituals and folks songs under the direction of Kyle Jones. The first performance will take place at 7:30 PM on Friday evening, June 17th at St. […]

Port gives $100,000
to Indian River Lagoon Council

PORT CANAVERAL, FL—May 25, 2016 –In an unanimous vote, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners today agreed to contribute $100,000 to the Indian River Lagoon Council for public education to address the causes of damage to the estuary and motivate collaborative community action on the solutions.

The Board and audience applauded the proposal from Commissioner Bruce […]

From the Publisher – June 2016

Best of the Best

On a daily basis, the staff here at SpaceCoast Living conducts business using our mission of “celebrating and inspiring the best of Brevard County.” This not only gives us purpose in how we conduct our business, but in how we conduct our personal lives as well. We love Brevard County and enjoy […]

Local artist featured at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

Visitors to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier can now browse and purchase artwork from noted local painter Bruce Reigle at the Island Art Gallery inside the Pier’s Tropical Threads Boutique.

The gallery showcases Reigle’s artwork as well as the work of other local artists. Many of Reigle’s paintings are inspired by Space Coast icons such as the beach, […]

In Closing: Moving On

Besides marking the beginning of the summer vacation season, the month of May is typically a time for moving. As schools let out, families follow new career opportunities and graduating students prepare for the next leg of their educational journeys. As featured in this month’s cover story, high school seniors from private institutions, as well […]

From the Editor: Living the Dream

It is always fun and energizing to meet outstanding high school graduates, especially the accomplished ones from Holy Trinity who appear in this month’s issue. These students have hundreds of hours of community service, multiple extracurricular activities in both sports and honor societies and all excel academically. In the fall, they will be attending the […]

Brevard Property Management & Realty Group

Maureen Roche, Broker/Co-Owner
Billie E. Simmons, Broker/Co-Owner
Brevard Property Management & Realty Group is a full-service real estate brokerage firm that specializes in sales, rentals and property management.

Billie E. Simmons and Maureen Roche, the firm’s brokers and partners, represent a total of more than a quarter-century of experience in real estate and property management.

The firm provides tenant […]

Publisher’s Note – April 2016

Space Coast Living – Our Choice, Our Pride
Today’s mobile society provides unlimited options and choices for where to live, where to work, where to eat, where to shop, where to visit. For over half a million of us, we choose to call the Space Coast “home.” Perhaps it was a job that brought us here, […]

SCB Marketing 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

SCB Marketing's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, April 21, 2016 at Heritage Isle Clubhouse in Viera, Florida.

Melbourne Beach Couple Wins Historic $1.58 Billion Powerball Jackpot

Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt, local winners of the historic $1.58 billion Powerball drawing, stepped forward to collect their portion of the prize.