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Art For All

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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…


Good Reads that Pierce the Heart

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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…


Lesmarie Velez

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Lesmarie Velez won’t tell you this, she’s not one to “toot her own horn” (…and that’s her quote, not ours.), but she’s the wizard behind the curtain when it comes to the Cultural Arts Showcase each year. What she will…



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  Center for Personal Growth Helps Turn Troubled Teens into Responsible Young Men Don Herndon of Classic Wood Flooring walks the AMIkids grounds with its executive director, Cedric Cliatt. They pause to admire a large mosaic of a boat navigating…


Holiday Stories

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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…


Force of Sheer Will Drives No Limits

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  Academy Takes Technology Approach to Educating Students With Handicaps Some businesses are created out of opportunity. Others are created out of desire or mission. Some institutions are created out of need or an overarching vision that won’t fade from…


Featured Community: Downtown Melbourne 

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  A Holistic Resurgence There is a buzz growing in Brevard County of the growth ahead. We have all heard about the large contracts the local tech companies are winning and the excitement surrounding the evolution of the private space…


Spirit of the Space Coast: Nancy Dillen

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A Heart for Art Nancy Dillen is a prolific artist and former art professor who is truly passionate about the arts. She not only loves creating beautiful art, but she is also driven to do her part to support and…


Inspiring the Art of Motion

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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…