Publisher’s Note


Publishers Note – Summer 2023

Publisher's Note

Florida is a state of newcomers and many of our recent arrivals don’t realize how historical the state is, probably through no fault of their own. That’s because most school children are taught about the establishment of Jamestown in 1607 or the arrival of the pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. But little time is spent — if any at all — on the founding and settlement, much earlier, of St. Augustine in 1565.


Publishers Note – Spring 2023

Publisher's Note

It’s hard to avoid space and aeronautics topics in a magazine based on the Space Coast.

So even though this isn’t our annual aviation and space issue, we have two stories of interest to readers interested in space and aviation.


Publishers Note – Winter 2023

Publisher's Note

Only the best for the Space Coast   Welcome to the Best of the Space Coast issue of the best magazine in Florida, as declared in August by the Florida Magazine Association, which named us the best magazine in our…


Publisher’s Note Holiday 2022

Holidays, Publisher's Note

For the uninitiated, celebrating Christmas in Florida is a lot different than celebrating it in northern climes.
Instead of sleigh rides and strolls through snow-covered villages, we have things like boat parades and surfing Santas.


Striving to bring you the best

Publisher's Note

In case you haven’t heard, the magazine you are holding in your hands — or reading online — has been named best overall magazine in its class in the state of Florida.
The Florida Magazine Association bestowed the award to Space Coast Living in August at its annual Charlie Awards dinner highlighting the best in magazine publishing. Our annual welcome, relocation and tourist guide, Discover the Space Coast, was also named best tourism publication in Florida in its class.


Bold idea also launched Space Coast

Publisher's Note

It began with a bold idea.
Speaking before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the ambitious goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of the decade. The announcement came just six weeks after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space and four years after the Soviet Union shocked and embarrassed the United States by launching Sputnik, the Earth’s first artificial satellite.


Coasts are kissing cousins

Publisher's Note
A simple wooden sign greets visitors to Melbourne Village. Villager Mabel Saunders so enjoyed bidding hello to neighbors that the sign was erected in her memory. ROB DOWNEY When we acquired Space Coast Living last year, it seemed to make...