St. Patrick’s Day 2015: Dublin City, Co. Brevard

Music is the cornerstone of Irish culture, and the artists Ireland has produced helped form the foundations of

Samantha “Sami” Sheldon of Florida Beer Company

Breweries from all over the country will converge there, bringing hundreds of different craft beers and food pairings to try as well as a chance to learn from leaders in the industry. Save the date: April 4 sees the arrival of the Florida Brewmasters’ Invitational event, hosted by the Florida Beer Company in Port Canaveral.

Collin Grimm

Don’t be fooled by his name, because every bone in our March Boardrider’s body is a funny one. An e-commerce and surfboard specialist at Catalyst Surf Shop, Collin Grimm spends about 91% of his life dedicated the the surf world, and the other 9% enjoying the grind. Having surfing as a hobby and a job

Rick Piper

Longtime Resident readers should be no strangers to Rick Piper, Cocoa Beach’s unofficial Painter Laureate and tireless champion of the local art scene. The Art Side is Sponsored by FracTEL We’ve featured Rick a few times over our 10-year history and he’s supplied us with a number of eye-popping covers, but his boundless creativity and almost

Bruce Moeller

What better way to celebrate our 10-year Anniversary than by featuring Bruce Moeller, a guy who we think just might be the quintessential beachside resident. Bruce has been a champion of the Resident since it first started out as a raggedy, 8-page tabloid, but he also happens to embody the beachside lifestyle and outlook in

Word on the Street

Cocoa 3/1: Party in the Park with the Doobie Brothers at 2 p.m. The concert, held at Riverfront Park, will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Cocoa and Rotary Club of Cocoa Foundations. 3/7-3/8: 29th Annual Spring Fine Art & Craft Fair in Cocoa Village, a free even that begins at 10 a.m. both

March 2015

On the Cover: Rick Piper Regardless of who made it, cover artist Rick Piper supports art and creativity

Janell Tobin’s Coco Janell Organics

Though she’s a Cape Canaveral native, it took the Hawaiian sun to start local entrepreneur Janell Tobin thinking

Operation Surf

This month I’m taking a different approach for our Boardrider by giving a shout-out to the group of wounded active duty military heroes past, present, and future who comprise Amazing Surf Adventures’ Operation Surf and the Cocoa Beach event they’ve planned for March. Amazing Surf Adventures helps develop community programs that use surfing and other


The Cocoa Beach Skate Park hosted the inaugural Cocoa Beach Open this past January 17. The bowl contest

The Glass Bank: Masterpiece to Dust

by Dan Reiter The inside story of Cocoa Beach’s First Federal Savings and Loan Building is too squalid and tangled a yarn to weave into the space of this column. But forget the inside story for a moment. The outside story provides a simple enough object lesson, and might just illuminate the secret tragedy at