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Local nonprofit aids animals of all kinds
BREVARD - After Tropical Storm Debby brought a torrential downpour upon Florida, it left more than 50 baby pelicans homeless in the panhandle. Luckily, a local nonprofit was able to swoop in. The Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary, which admits more than 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned native Flo...
How can I help?
What do I do if I find an injured animal? If you come across a sick or injured animal, call the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary for advice, said director Sue Small. "If it's something that is obviously injured, and it's not a rabies factor - not a raccoon, bobcat or an otter, that is - then bring it right to us," Ms. Small said. Florida...
The quest for the best
Sr. Airman James Kirsch of Cocoa Beach, left, and Capt. Mitchell Adams of Indian Harbour Beach hold their gold and silver coconut trophies for finishing first and second in the second annual Cocoa Quest challenge Friday, July 13. Air Force Guardian Angel Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base c...
Indian Harbour Beach competes in national recycling challenge
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH - Indian Harbour Beach currently represents Florida in a nationwide recycling challenge for the chance to win a $100,000 grant. With 50 communities competing across the country, the first-ever SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge offers the grant to the community...
Where the players go
VIERA - With the college, high school and youth sports fall season approaching, there is one place to find all of the athletes and coaches, before they go head-to-head. The Space Coast Sports Media Day, scheduled for Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at Space Coast Stadium, 58...
The hunt for a safer street
MELBOURNE BEACH- Ever since his arrival to Melbourne Beach two years ago, Police Chief Dan Duncan had concerns about a dangerous curve at the AlA and Ocean Avenue intersection. "When I first came to this town, we had a really big increa...
Suntree congregation plans outreach program
SUNTREE - As many as 500 members of Suntree United Methodist Church will be 'leaving the building' July 21-27, taking a message of love throughout county streets. A three-pronged community outreach plan, "e3," as it has been named, is part of the church's Brevard...
Professionals return with experiences from France
BREVARD - In an effort to build relationships with workers abroad, five local professionals recently took a four-week educational trip to France. Marcia Gaedcke, who led the Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange, said the program is designed to be a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportuni...
Annual expo to feature businesswomen of the Space Coast
BREVARD - The Fifth Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo is a place for women in the business world to get together, socialize, network and get tips from industry leaders on the best ways to grow a business. This year's Expo, which has a theme of ...
First-time voter
Kendra Wilson of Melbourne tries out a touch-screen voting booth at the Celebrate America! event at the Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay Saturday, June 30. Sample ballots were used to teach children and residents how to use the machines for the upcoming election....
Sky-high save
Santonio Ruth, 14, of Merritt Island stretches sky-high to grab a pass during the 14th Annual NFL 'I Got Skillz' camp at Rockledge Park Saturday, July 14. The free camp teaches football fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as life skills and health awareness to area children ages 5 - 17....
Groups seek food for furry friends
MERRITT ISLAND - In a tough economy, everyone is affected - even four-legged family members. This is why Grace United Methodist Church has partnered with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of North Brevard to help ease the burden...
Historical tales for tots
Brevard County Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution member Ellis Keen of Viera tells Joshua Lancaster, 4, of Palm Bay the story behind the ship model at the Celebrate America! event at the Knowledge Exchange in Palm Bay Saturday, June 30. The Knowledge Exchange hosted the event, which included, a kids' con...
Skill and style
Charles Alexander, 12, of Rockledge races to touch a cone during agility drills at the 14th Annual NFL 'I Got Skillz' camp at Rockledge Park Saturday, July 14. The free camp teaches football fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as life skills and health awareness to area children ages 5-17....
Public to play role in Space Coast Area Transit's future
BREVARD - In an effort to gain more feedback from the community, Space Coast Area Transit will host two open house-style public workshops next week, as a way to develop an update for its 2013-22 Transit Development Plan. The workshops will be held Monday, July 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725 J...
Correction
The location for the event in the July 13 article about Come On Get Happy participating in National Dance Day on July 28 has changed. Rather than the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, the new location for the choreographed dance performance will be at the City of Cape Canaveral City Hall Building, located at 105 Polk Ave. For more information,...

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