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Give them “Their Best Chance”

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Holy Trinity Moms Share the Successes and Sacrifices of Private Education By: Michelle Salyer The Olinde Family When Elaine Olinde talks about her oldest son, Jack, 22, she beams with pride at his accomplishments as a top rower for Georgia…


Technological Approach To Children With Disabilities

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No Limits Academy: Takes Technology Approach To Educating Students With Disabilities Some businesses are created out of opportunity. Others are created out of desire or mission. No Limits Academy in Melbourne was created out of sheer will and an unrelenting…


BrytonUp Buttercup

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When Amber Saxon pulls into the hospitals she visits each month in Orlando and Gainesville, she also travels back in time. Back to when her daughter Bryton was being treated for cancer, first at Nemours Children’s Hospital, and later at…


Illuminate The Night & Spring Forward For Autism

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Spring Forward for Autism provides support for evaluations and ABA behavioral therapy, speech therapy, tutoring, educational needs, sensory aids, tools, autism awareness vehicles, guidance and other autism focused social activities for families, with a future vision of an accessible and…


Waterscapes Gallery

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Jessica and Bradley Larned opened Waterscapes Gallery in downtown Melbourne about six months ago. It was a natural progression. “We are water people,” said Jessica, who grew up in Cudjoe Key, or as the locals call it, “Mile Marker 23.”…


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…


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…



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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…