People & Business


Real Estate Professionals: Cindy Forstall

People & Business

Local Realtor Cindy Forstall is fortunate to have some very unique qualities that truly benefit her customers. With a degree in business administration, and an emphasis in bank management, Forstall spent more than 30 years in the banking industry. Her…


Real Estate Professionals: Karen Skurla

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Karen Skurla joined Sunshine Home Loans as a mortgage loan originator in 2012, bringing 30 years of experience in the mortgage business. She started her career on Cape Cod while in high school,learning the business from start to finish, specializing…


Monarch Homes

People & Business

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…


Harbor Pilots

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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…


SEEING a Difference in Local Healthcare

People & Business

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…


One Tree, One Slab, One Table at a Time

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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…


Dr. Kaete Archer

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Dr. Kaete Archer and Dr. Mourad Abouellei Kaete Archer, MD, is a facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures of the face, neck and nose and facial skin cancer reconstruction. Her practice at Archer Facial Plastic Surgery…


Ellingson Properties’ Lansing Island Home

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Situated blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, and accessible only from a single entry point by way of guarded bridge, Lansing Island is a private and secluded luxury gated waterfront community whose residents are considered to possess some of the most…


One Last Question: Rob Rains

People & Business

We interviewed Rob Rains a week after Hurricane Matthew skirted the coast of Brevard County. Even though the eye stayed offshore, the effects were widespread and in some cases devastating. While we intended to discuss this month’s theme, “Giving Back,”…