Disciplining with Empathy

By: Dr. Elisa Yoho, School Psychology and Educational Solutions, Inc.

When children display aggressive behavior, whether that be lashing out at classmates and caregivers or throwing tantrums in store aisles, it can be difficult to determine how to go about correcting these tendencies. Frustrated caregivers or educators may be tempted to use traditional punishment tactics, often […]

Holiday Stories

Space Coast Families Share Their Holiday Traditions

It’s the holiday season on the Space Coast. And while most of us know that means dinners with the family, decorating the tree, hanging multi-colored lights in the palms, and big sales at our favorite stores, there are some things here we take for granted that newcomers find simply […]

Inspiring the Art of Motion

The Dance Zone has been inspiring and training dancers for 25 years. Directors Jody Schur and Lori Spencer Gust strive to give every student an experience that will make an impact on their lives forever. Whether the student chooses a professional career in dance or uses dance to enhance their lives, the Dance Zone is […]

Dog Days of Summer

Now that the summer heat is firmly upon the Space Coast, we need to make sure we are keeping cool — and we must remember about our furry companions too. With the rising temperatures, our pets depend on us to make sure they stay refreshed all day. Make these helpful changes to their daily schedule […]

Hooked on Lacrosse

Sport Gaining Popularity Across the Space Coast

We’ve all seen the news and heard the stories. According to the DatalysCenter (Datalyscenter.org), football will account for 37% of all sports-related concussions in practice and competition. Some of us have even lived it ourselves or through our children who participate in the sport. Chances are if you have […]

Splashing Around

14 Water Safety Tips For Adults and Children

The summer months bring with them extra warm weather and water on the Space Coast, with adults and children alike hopping into pools and oceans, swimming and playing for hours on end. While swimming safety should be a priority year-round in our neck of the beach, during this […]

Mom, Surfer, Coach: Jennifer Rowelette-Reneau

By Sue DeWerff

Jennifer Rowelette-Reneau has never been afraid of challenges. She has lived her life with the attitude obstacles can be overcome — and relishes opportunity.
Her petite frame, (she is all of 4’11 and ¾ inches) did not stop her from playing basketball in her high school days. She even won a scholarship to play […]

Mothers Getting It Right

By Suzanne Fox Sevel  

From the sleepless first months with a new baby, to the joyous celebration of a great-grandchild, motherhood is a lifelong act of love, sacrifice and courage.  One never forgets their mother who kissed away the pain, supported their dreams, set good examples and shaped values. In honor of Mother’s Day, SpaceCoast […]

Brevard County Summer Camps

Countdown to Summer Camp | Give Them a Summer To Remember!
Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but by the time Memorial Day hits, most of Brevard County’s kids will be off from school and ready for a summer of fun. It’s never too early to start thinking about Brevard County summer camps. Here are some […]

Holiday Cheer on the Space Coast

There’s no place like home for the holidays and this year, the Space Coast has several events ready to get you in the spirit! Round up your friends and family and mark your calendar today for these holiday festivities.

“A Wonderful Life”
December 5 – 21
The Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave. #119, […]

The Spirit of the Holidays

The “holidays” mean different things to different people. Melbourne is a city that embraces diversity, and while it is true that malls are adorned with giant Christmas trees, Santas, lights and familiar music, there are many unique traditions, customs and ways people celebrate.

Forever Families

Brevard’s Dependency Court Judge, Jeffery Mahl, spends most days hearing cases regarding children who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment.

All in the Family

Brevard County Residents Love Their Pets
by Jaimie M. Engle

With more than a dozen pet adoption centers, leash-free dog parks, and cat grooming boutiques these four-legged furry friends (and reptiles, amphibians and birds) move into our homes and into our hearts. They become our family. In this spotlight, we will introduce some dogs and cats who […]

Creative Ways to Get Outdoors this Summer

The Brevard County school year has ended and Christopher Burton Homes hopes your family is enjoying the Summer with your families.  Now that Summer is here, kids are more excited than ever to get outside and play. However, as the days grow longer and summer boredom sets in, it’s easy to become uninspired during playtime […]


By: Geo A. Ropert, APR

Brevard Family Partnership will host the 8th annual Walk for Love along with its 2nd annual Run For Love 5K to raise awareness of the many children in Brevard who are available for adoption. Both events will commence and end at the Church at Viera.

There is no cost to participate in […]

A Mom of Two, A Former Teacher and Light Bulbs…What’s the Connection?

Jennifer Nifakos, owner of DIYLEDStore.com is the connecter. A “Florida girl,” mom of two and former teacher developed the website as a resource for homeowners.

DIYLEDStore.com is a friendly online marketplace for energy-efficient, long-lasting LED bulbs and dimmers.  The website is geared toward “do-it-yourselfers” who are looking for the best value and performance in LED technology […]

A Soft Spot for Pets

Space Coast residents love their pets. They also love helping other people’s pets and pets that don’t have a home yet. Meet some of Brevard’s animal advocates to find out more about how they’re helping our furry citizens.
It’s a Dog’s Life at Paradise Luxury Pet Resort
Whoever coined the phrase, “it’s a dog’s life” hasn’t been […]

Celebrating Our Pets

We all have had those moments when we find our pets are so cute that we just need to share it with the rest of the world. We asked our readers to send in a photo of their favorite furry friends to show off. Here’s what you shared!

“He’s the funniest little dog I have ever […]

Daddy-Daughter Adventures

Father-daughter time is special. Make some memories she’ll never forget with these simple but unforgettable activities.

1. Go on a date: 

That’s right, put your best tie on and let her pick out her favorite dress! Show her exactly how a true gentleman behaves — opening her door and everything — whether that’s for a trip out […]

Family Man – Dave Netterstrom

Dave Netterstrom, 48
Realtor and City of Cocoa Beach mayor
Dave Netterstrom, Cocoa Beach’s mayor, is ready to revive his town’s glory days. He recalls the space race in the 1960s, when rocket scientists and celebrities mingled there.

“The whole world was watching Cocoa Beach,
and that was exciting,” he says. “It would be fun to kind of get […]