Rebecca Wood, editor of SpaceCoast Living Magazine, gives us a preview of what’s to come in next month’s October issue! Want to learn more about Rebecca? Check out our Q&A with her here! 

Life ain’t always beautiful…But it’s a beautiful ride

A title and lyric of one of my favorite songs by Gary Allan. At SpaceCoast Living we strive to stay focused on the beautiful features of living on the Space Coast. But as the title of this blog says…life ain’t always beautiful. The October issue explores the challenges and triumphs of a few local breast cancer survivors through the lovely photography of Ray Baldino. Naturally, we focused on the triumphs and the lessons learned from each amazing woman. I know I was inspired by each of their stories. Breast cancer is something that has affected so many lives so I hope you’ll find a way to recognize and celebrate this month. There is no shortage of opportunities.

I hope you’ll join SpaceCoast Living on Thursday, October 18 from 5-8 p.m. for SCB Marketing’s Fall Networking & “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Kickoff Event

Pizza Gallery & Grill at The Avenue Viera. This popular networking event is free to attend.

Of course, that weekend is the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk on Saturday, October 20 at 7 a.m. at the Space Coast Stadium. The American Cancer Society has found a unique way to celebrate survivors and support those going through the fight, by encouraging everyone to “put on your pink bra!” Find out more about Making Strides here!

We’re also celebrating the beginning of the Arts Season this month. With so much to do, you’ll want to plan ahead. Your first stop should be our October Arts calendar. We’ve highlighted the events that you won’t want to miss. Make sure to check for updates and even more happenings. I know my calendar is already filling up!

What would the arts be without the people who bring it to life? Allysar Hassan delves into the colorful life and works of artist Carmen Beecher in “When Boring Becomes Extraordinary.” Carmen lives and breathes her passion for art, working on her craft everyday.

A bit of art and a bit of sport, dance is a form of expression for both children and adults. The Space Coast Ballet Academy has fostered young talent locally since 2003. Read all about their training programs and their upcoming world class production in “Space Coast Ballet Academy: Training Tomorrow’s Dancers for the World Stages.”

There’s so much more this month, don’t miss it! I’d love to hear what you think-comment, post on our Facebook wall or send me an email at


‘Til next month!


Rebecca Wood