America’s Got Talent sensation, Sal Valentinetti, is the definition of an old soul with an olive oil voice and Italian charm. Valentinetti first learned the American standards at his grandmother’s knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. His voice may seem like his strongest asset, […]
If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then this just became our first four-thousand-word feature story. SpaceCoast Living Photo Editor Jason Hook had a vision for this year’s annual Model Search issue, and Sorelli Hair Studio & Spa in Suntree helped him make that vision a reality. And what a vision it was. After […]
Spring Forward for Autism provides support for evaluations and ABA behavioral therapy, speech therapy, tutoring, educational needs, sensory aids, tools, autism awareness vehicles, guidance and other autism focused social activities for families, with a future vision of an accessible and innovative S.E.A. (Sports, Education, Arts) Discovery Center.
Be Bright and Wear White
Spring is here and it […]
Jessica and Bradley Larned opened Waterscapes Gallery in downtown Melbourne about six months ago. It was a natural progression.
“We are water people,” said Jessica, who grew up in Cudjoe Key, or as the locals call it, “Mile Marker 23.” Bradley grew up there, too, and the two knew each other peripherally, but did not realize […]
The Best in America (We Think)
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Florida is predominantly water. We might be “The Sunshine State,” but whoever wrote that slogan was standing on a beach when they did.
We’re not just about the ocean though; we’ve got lakes, rivers, swamps and lagoons, too.
So what do we do with […]
By Shawna Serig Kelsch
Thinking back over the past year, Carla Funk draws a long breath and casts a thoughtful, distant gaze.
The director of University Museums at Florida Institute of Technology, including the Foosaner Art Museum and Renee Foosaner Education Center in downtown Eau Gallie and the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts on the Florida […]
By Shawna Serig Kelsch
Like computations were to turing, so words are to me, constantly swirling around my mind like snowflakes drifting through a snowy winterscape. Here’s a list of some of the books that i love because they have caused me to think differently about love, while simultaneously shifting my worldview.
♠ A Confederacy of Dunces […]
For just about 50 years, Kempf’s Jewelers has been offering unique jewelry design, one-of-a kind custom pieces and elevated customer service to those in the know here. Housed in a fashionable showroom on Fifth Avenue in Indialantic, the family team, including son and Owner Jason Kempf are well respected among repeat and new clientele and […]
Nominate yourself or a friend! Be sure to include a photo of yourself, preferably full length, with good lighting. Finalists will be notified and asked to come to our studio for “test shots”. Deadline to enter is January 31, 2017.
By Steven Hicks
There has been this growing trend nationally and right here in Brevard for obstacle races. You’ll see these in television commercials for all sorts of products from cars to insurance to waterproof smartphones. It would seem like a typical 5K from the school parking lot just won’t cut it anymore for some people […]
Each year Brevard County plays host to the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival (MIFF). It’s a booming scene of ‘who’s who’ in the realm of Florida Filmmaking but it also opens its doors to filmmakers from around the world. The theme ‘Get Inspired!’ is what’s driving this year’s festival aura.
Founder Terry Cronin started the MIFF, […]
By Suzanne Fox Sevel
Melbourne has become an artistic hub, a destination in itself, with various pockets of creative types living, working and making their mark not just in our city, but throughout the world. Just stroll down Highland Avenue, Cocoa Village or downtown Melbourne and you can see and hear the creative excitement. Talent, inspiration, […]
There is a rich vibrancy running through Melbourne’s downtown historic districts courtesy of a mural initiative facilitated by the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) and Melbourne Main Street programs. Kicked off by EGAD, and under the guidance of local artists and dedicated volunteers, the installation of over 15 murals serves to engage the community and […]
Derek Gores Gallery is an urban-chic contemporary art space in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District. With industrial high ceilings and vintage made-in-Brevard brick walls, the space oozes cool, with a pinch of history and several doses of Right Now. Gores’ art career track has continued to climb with his collage artwork made […]
By Craig Chapman
Brevard County has a virtual silver screen floating over it that is swimming with acting and filmmaking talent. Let’s name just a few you may have heard of: Jorja Fox from the hugely popular CSI series, Darrell Hammond a long time cast member on Saturday Night Live, and model/actress Kate Upton. All called […]
Get Your Art On at Art & Algorithms in Titusville
Art & Algorithms, October 11-16, in Titusville, is in its 4th year. It’s a very different arts festival and continues to bring the community surprising hands-on experiences in digital art exhibits. Some people ask, “What’s an algorithm?” That’s easy—an algorithm is, in simple terms, a set […]
A Year Round Summer Camp for our 4-legged Family Members
Summertime means family vacations, and oftentimes that means leaving a beloved family pet behind with a pet sitter or boarding them in a kennel. Before you take off, here are a few things to consider when selecting who and where to watch your furry family members […]
FEATURED COMMUNITY: Historic Cocoa Village
Culture, Dining and Shopping at Heart of Revitalization
by Josh Field
Notwithstanding all the recent commercial and residential development in Brevard County, “new” doesn’t always imply “improved” or “better.” In fact, one of the oldest communities in the area is experiencing an exciting resurgence of culture and business, which only adds to the […]