Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral Now Open

New Facility Provides Occupational Medicine, Primary Care and Other Services

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 30, 2017) —Parrish Healthcare has opened a new healthcare facility at Port Canaveral that will provide a primary care/walk-in clinic as well as occupational medicine services, workers’ compensation care, diagnostics, physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation and sleep disorder services. The center is open from […]

Health First Opens Bone Wellness Center

MELBOURNE, FL (August 28, 2017) – Health First is pleased to announce the opening of the Bone Wellness Center, located at 205 E. NASA Blvd., Melbourne. The Bone Wellness Center offers a comprehensive program to evaluate, educate and support patients in treatment decisions related to low bone mass, osteoporosis and related fractures. This includes appointment […]

Achieve Beautiful Skin is hosting their 5th annual Bras for a Cause

Viera, Fla. (August 3, 2017) – Achieve Beautiful Skin, a Viera-based medi-spa, is hosting their 5th annual Bras for a Cause on Thursday, September 21 at Suntree Country Club from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring local male community leaders showing off their best bra-related fashion!

This is a new addition to this year’s Bras for a […]

Ride with Jim Transit Event Announced for August 30th in Titusville

Brevard County, FL – Space Coast Area Transit announced a new Ride with Jim quarterly transit event, the first of which takes place in Titusville on August 30, 2017. Ride with Jim provides the general public and transit advocates an opportunity to share coffee & conversation with those who help shape Brevard County’s Transit System.

Co-sponsored by Bagel 13, the morning […]

Health First Valve Team Performs 100 TAVR procedures

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Room (OR) Serves as Setting for Open-Heart Surgery Alternative

MELBOURNE, Fla.(August 16, 2017) – Two years after successfully completing its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the Health First Valve team is celebrating performing its 100th procedure.

The minimally invasive procedure provides critically ill aortic stenosis (AS) patients an […]

Laura Chiesman Appointed to EDC Board

Satellite Beach, Fl— July 28, 2017. FirstWave Financial has announced that their President, Laura Chiesman, has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission Board.

This appointment comes as another step in a long partnership between FirstWave and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, with Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tom Kirk, […]

upfront | Hometown Hero

One Family, One Mission: To Serve Many

Mother’s Day Brunch Gives Back to the Community

Bring a box of diapers in and Moms eat free on Mother’s Day, May 14th!
Viera, FL (April 28, 2017) – Pizza Gallery and Grill will be supporting Pregnancy Resources during the month of May through the “4th Annual Diaper Drive in honor of Mother’s Day” event on May 14th.

On Mother’s Day, from 10 a.m. to […]

Brevard Moms

Jody Bargetti
Profession: Mom & Emergency Room Nurse
Jody Bargetti, originally from Massachusetts, is a single mom with three kids: 16-year-old Safina, 13-year-old Aaron, and 6-year-old Ava. Safina is a sophomore at Viera High. Aaron goes to McNair Magnet School in Rockledge, and “my little one goes to Suntree Elementary,” Bargetti says. An emergency room nurse at […]

Special Olympics

Walk on Water Equestrian
Special Olympics equestrian riders based in Brevard County will soon be saddling up to practice for the games in a new arena.

Walk on Water, a Merritt Island non-profit organization that provides a variety of animal therapies and riding instruction, was recently selected by Special Olympics Florida-Brevard County to be the official […]

Wellness Center

SCL: This is a beautiful facility. How do area companies and their personnel take advantage of Pro-Health & Fitness Centers?

Jon Williams: We take pride in getting our communities moving, exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. We also understand the importance of Brevard County’s workforce to be the best they can be in their place of […]

The 5 Stages of Financial Life

As we go through life we are not only on a personal journey, but a financial journey as well. Throughout the different stages of our lives, we experience different financial situations that require us to assess where we are and the progress that we have made. This allows us to feel confident that we have […]

Monarch Homes

By Shawna Serig Kelsch
Brian Fleis and his father, Ed Fleis, are continuing a legacy project that the two began together almost a decade ago.
The elder Fleis, now 75, had already built thousands of homes in Brevard by the time the two joined forces, working as a general contractor and owner of JerJeff Construction with Brian’s […]

Harbor Pilots

Masters of Our Near Shore Seas
By Shawna Serig Kelcsh

Sitting at a waterfront restaurant at the Cove at Port Canaveral, sipping a cold beer, watching boats ferry in and out of the port is sport in Brevard. Hundreds of weekend warriors regularly flock here to watch mega ships and oil tankers glide in and out of […]

Barbara Wall, Broker Associate, Berkshire Hathaway

Barbara C. Wall, a Florida native, is a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty. With over 35 years of real estate experience, she is truly an expert in her field. Specializing in corporate relocation, waterfront and luxury estates, and 1031 exchange, Barbara has received numerous industry awards and accolades. She is a […]

SEEING a Difference in Local Healthcare

In Brevard, we are fortunate to have a wealth of healthcare providers envied by many: we see them every day on our local drives – the large steel, glass and concrete buildings, the medical campuses with the familiar names. We also see the smaller medical facilities that branch out from these hubs, and most of […]

One Tree, One Slab, One Table at a Time

Creating has always been Mark Quavillon’s passion. He says there is something about taking an ordinary object and turning it into something unique. He and his partner, Xeny Lopez-Matos, were attracted to the creative process of woodworking, knowing that once a cut is made, there is no going back. Every decision is deliberate but fluid, […]

Movers and Shakers

Florida Moving Systems has been in Brevard since 1988. They’ve moved themselves a couple of times as they’ve grown, and now operate out of specially designed 40,000-square-foot facility on North Drive in Melbourne. They built this facility with a purpose, and it has paid off with regular national recognition. Florida Moving Systems has been identified […]

Outstanding in His Field

West Melbourne Mayor Hal Rose & His Work With Promise in Brevard
When do we ever have the chance to say someone is outstanding in his field, and mean it both figuratively and literally? Mayor Hal Rose of West Melbourne affords us that rare opportunity.

As we assembled this issue dedicated to those who give back, the […]