The Maker Movement

 Welcome to the “Makers” issue of Cocoa Beach Lifestyle!  When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?  A quick Google search offers some ideas: a constructor, a builder, a producer, a designer, an architect, but, in its simplest terms, a person that makes or produces something.

February 2018 Around Town

The Business Recognition Committee (BRC) of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Business Champion of the Year Awards to five area companies at its 29th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.

Legends: The Hospice of St. Francis – Generosity Awards

The Hospice of St. Francis Generosity Awards honored three extraordinary individuals: Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Kim Rodriguez and Susie Wasdin, who have given countless hours of personal time to lift up some of Brevard’s most vital organizations. Their efforts have played an important role in making philanthropy a community cultural value. Photography by Hospice of St. Francis.

Studios of Cocoa Beach

Whether it’s taking a workshop class, buying that one-of-a-kind gift, celebrating a special occasion with a sip-and-paint party or just browsing for treasures with friends, the Studios of Cocoa Beach is a place that offers everything to do with art.

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Offset Taxes with Retirement Account Contributions 

Even in the wake of such complex tax provisions, a key to lowering your tax bill is really quite simple: Report lower taxable income. Since few of us actually want to earn less, the next option is to stash as much income as you can into tax-advantaged accounts. If you haven’t contributed the maximum amount to a qualified retirement plan at work…

Coasters Taphouse

From an imaginative and approachable variety of pub grub to enormous craft beer choices, cask-aged liquor and kegged wine options served in a family-friendly atmosphere—Coasters Taphouse definitely goes the extra mile.

12 Hours With Ray Baldino

There is a creative process to any art form, and for each artisan it is different. There is no one way or right way, but the goal is the same: to grow in your craft as an artist. When asked, Cocoa Beach resident, master photographer and award-winning photographer Ray Baldino shares that what spurs him on to grow creatively is producing…

Our Contributors

Sue, a 24 year resident of the Space Coast, has become very fond of living near the beach. She enjoys surfing, bicycling, shopping and, especially, the great vibe Cocoa Beach has to offer. Sue loves storytelling! Creating words that form sentences and expand to paragraphs—about people, places and things – is her happy place.  

luxury housing

With buyer demand on the rise for luxury housing in Cocoa Beach, it was only natural that an advantageous partnership should spring up between long-time Florida residents in the development, construction and real estate industries.