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Living Life to the Fullest, Unabashed

People & Business

By Jaimie M. Engle Ashley McGrath was born and raised in Brevard County, Florida. The 29- year-old holds a master’s degree in applied sociology from the University of Central Florida, volunteers at Our Lady of Grace church in Palm Bay,…


August 2014


To read the full digital version, please click on the photo above.   FEATURES All in the Family Brevard’s Derby Girls Rule the Rink   UPFRONTS History: A Piece of History: The Rossetter House Pay It Forward: Horse Rescue Saves…


Movers & Shakers

People & Business

by Chris Kridler Far From Conventional KAREN DAVIS From ballet dancer to law school grad, from real estate executive to director of development at Brevard Zoo, Karen Davis’ career has been far from conventional. “People can be very multidimensional,” she…


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Enchanting Elegance GLAMOROUS, RETRO, CHIC Redefines Evening Wear Images by: Jason Hook Fashions by: Isabella’s, Downtown Melbourne and Jon’s Fine Jewelry, Cocoa Village Hair and Makeup by: Sorelli Hair Studio and Spa: Rose Cally, Laura Koller and Kaitlin DeBickes  …


The Joys of a Forever Family

Arts & Community

  Wally and Christa Bailey already had a teenage son who was growing into a young man with a bright future. With a belief that they still had much love to give, they wanted to be foster parents and were…


Sprucing Up The Kids Table for Thanksgiving

Arts & Community

    Traditionally, the family gathers  and the kids sit at one table and the adults at another. Banishment to the kids’ table  can be something to be excited  about with a little prior planning. And if your family all…


Skin Checks, Body Peels, and Fat Reduction, Oh My!


  Making your annual skin check appointment with your dermatologist is not necessarily on the top of most of our lists. However, as more and more physicians move into medical aesthetics for face and body, you are likely to be…


Changing Lives for the Better

People & Business

  AMAR PATEL NAMED TO POST IN JUNE had previously been a member of the board. Before joining BAC, Amar was employed by Harris Corporation as a test engineer. Some might say the move was an unlikely career choice but…


Doing the Right Thing

People & Business

  DOING THE RIGHT THING There’s no question that car dealers are one of the first businesses local charities ask for help when it comes to support. Their beautiful buildings are the site of countless fund-raisers, and their gleaming fleet…


Meet the People Supporting Non-Profits

People & Business

  From attending a graduation of the Paws & Stripes program of the Central Brevard Humane Society; to a research mission in the Indian River Lagoon of the Sea Turtle Conservancy; and a presentation for Congregations for Community Action of…


When Boring Becomes Extradordinary

Arts & Community

  By Allysar Hassan As a little girl, Carmen Beecher would walk to the nearest drug store in Dundee, FL, put 25 cents on the counter and order a banana split. The druggist would take his apron off and cross…


In Sickness and In Health


  When Theresa Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer the week of her 50th birthday, husband Mike’s initial reaction was anger. “Of course you wonder-why her?” Mike remembers. “I was angry, how could this happen to my lovely wife, someone…


Healing & Hope


Millions of women are surviving breast cancer today thanks to early detection, advances in treatment and increased awareness. To celebrate survivors and inspire those women who are newly diagnosed, photographer Ray Baldino captured elegant portraits of breast cancer survivors. His…


Breast Cancer Survivor: Virginia Hatcher


Virginia Hatcher, 35 “Someone sent me a quote when I was diagnosed that I have carried with me every day since then.  ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us,’…