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Interview: Jim Egan, Marine Resources Council

Jim Egan is the Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Indian River Lagoon. Jim oversees a staff of twelve scientists and over seven hundred volunteers involved in efforts to preserve our local Marine Resources. Every program is science-based but driven by local volunteers of every age.

Technology Into The Future

I’ve always been haunted by Paul Gauguin’s painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? It’s not the imagery: a Tahitian beach, the life of a girl who asks where her roots are and what she will become. It’s the question. Many of us can’t take the time to ask it. A busy life, career, family, just surviving.

Interview: Sandy Foose, MOPs

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. It is an international organization with a mission of helping mothers understand and fulfill the philosophy “Because Mothering Matters.”

Interview: Lory Emly Melbourne Arts Festival

Have you been to the Melbourne Arts Festival? It’s coming up soon and is held in downtown Melbourne the weekend of April 23rd and 24th. For twenty-one years, the event has brought an incredible collection of artists, performers and people in the streets of historic Melbourne. It’s an event not to miss.

Exchange Club

Kids at heart, helping Brevard’s kids! One of our area’s many service clubs is perhaps not as well known as the Rotary or Kiwanis, but is just as active in volunteerism to support community needs—and, we think, we have more fun doing it!

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida has been serving the local community since 1975. The mission of the program is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships by developing the emotional, social, educational, and physical well being of the child.

Sustainable Business

We Help Green Businesses Grow
SustainableBusiness.com has a global reputation as the center for environment and business on the Internet, providing news, resources, insight, and inspiration to accelerate momentum toward a green economy. We are the Internet community for businesses that integrate economic, and social and environmental concerns into their core strategy. In short, we help green businesses grow!

Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center—one of America’s finest healing environments. Years ago the Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Board of Directors embarked on a journey to build a replacement hospital. They didn’t just want to put up another building. They wanted to provide them with one of America’s finest healing environments.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.

February’s Poll

In February we asked you what made Brevard special to you. What brings people to a community? What keeps them there? 40% say its for the sun, surf, beaches and outdoors. How many of you who voted for that one have a tan?

Brevard Symphony Orchestra

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra is Brevard’s premiere professional orchestra. Providing beautiful musical for over 50 years; the BSO performs a variety of music, offers free concerts and educational opportunities.

Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club (SMC), the world’s leading manatee conservation organization, is dedicated to protecting endangered manatees and their habitat. Ever since singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor Bob Graham founded the nonprofit organization back in 1981, the Club has been deeply involved in numerous efforts on behalf of the manatees. Though the challenges are many, we remain steadfast in our mission to ensure the manatees’ survival.

Crown Financial Ministries

Every day, thousands of individuals and families from every walk of life are taught how to become free from the bondage of debt, financial stress, and the effects of bad money decisions.

Tackling Tough Decisions

Should we send the children to the large, public elementary school, or to a smaller but expensive private school? Should I accept an offer for a higher-paying managerial job and give up the hands-on involvement, or stay at my current level and salary, but do work that I love? Should I go to graduate school now and finish in 18 months, or enter the workforce and go to grad school at night, but finish in 3-4 years?

Hiding Out

What does it mean to be an “ethical” person of faith?

What Do We Really Want For Our Children

It was late after dinner, almost bedtime, when my son, a first-grader, informed me in a distressed tone of voice that he had not done his school homework, which was due the next morning. Instinctively, I asked him “what are you going to do about it?”

It Takes a Village

The saying of course refers to the belief that it not only takes parents to raise a child successfully, but the process also needs grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors, teachers and pastors, even strangers. By joining together, the child benefits from the love, understanding, knowledge, as well as the watchful eyes, of many people working as a team to raise a happy, healthy child.

How To Help Our Children Succeed

We all want the best for our children. We want them to be knowledgeable, capable, and self-confident human beings, able to one day make important contributions to both their own lives and the lives of others.

Reclaim the Story

Across time, I have come to learn that all of life is a unified story, woven together by the threads of everyone’s individual stories. This patchwork of truths and lessons has much to teach me and much joy to give me-but the key is to train myself to discern the patterns of the fabric and interpret what they are saying.

Clamoring for Culture

I can’t tell you how many times or in how many places I’ve heard it. People say we just don’t have anything cultural to do in Brevard. And yet, there are many venues here for theatre, visual arts, performance and music, among others.

The Importance of Play

The American Heritage Dictionary says, “Play is to occupy oneself in amusement, sport, or other recreation.”

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

The Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival was created in 1997 to showcase the unique nature, wildlife, and technology in Brevard County. With a comprehensive schedule from sunrise to sunset, participants can explore all our county has to offer while enjoying time with families and friends.

Storm Guilt

Part of Webster’s definition of guilt includes the statement, “a feeling of shame or remorse due to personal responsibility, real or imagined, for an offense.” Does the responsibility pertain to a sense of inter-connectivity, to mankind, to community, to family or to home?