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One of the nation's best zoos belongs to Brevard
BREVARD - If you are seeking to visit one of the nation's top zoos, look no further than in Brevard County. According to a list compiled by the popular travel-review website TripAdvisor.com, Melbourne's Brevard Zoo took the eighth-place spot of the top ten zoos in the United States, ranking right up there with the famous San Diego and ...
Grape-stomping good time on tap this weekend
PALM BAY - Wine enthusiasts from Brevard County and beyond will gather at the Riverhouse Farm and Vineyard in Palm Bay Saturday, Aug. 18 for the 10th annual Grape Stomp event. Coordinated with the Space Coast Wine Guild, the event will feature wine tastings, live music with the Bob Parker Band and wine and j...
Finding balance
Kevin Delisle of Palm Bay stretches behind his back in order to strike the next pose during a paddleboard yoga class on the water near Front Street Park in Melbourne. The class is a great way to combine balance and strength....
Organization helps patients overcome addiction
INDIALANTIC - After suffering from a mild case of eczema, or skin inflammation, Kelly Palace, an Indian Harbour Beach-based Realtor, was prescribed a topical steroid that cleared it right up after two days. After a month of continuing to use the ointment, an addiction settled in. Her body became ...
Sharp dressers
Brad Bernkrant of Indialantic arrives on the red carpet with his tuxedo-clad dog 'Harley' at the Tuxes & Tails Gala at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne Saturday, Aug. 11. The Central Brevard Humane Society celebrated its 60th anniversary with the pet-friendly gala, with all money raised at the event to be ...
Nearly 1,000 stand to honor fallen soldier, despite no show of Westboro protestors
BREVARD - Nearly 1,000 supporters formed a "human shield" on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in an attempt to block the family of a deceased Palm Bay soldier from the threat of a protest made by the Westboro Baptist Church. Members of the church, an organization known to protest military funerals, however, did not show....
Health First, MIMA seek merger
BREVARD - Two of the largest health providers in the area are in negotiations to merge, a deal that would create a medical goliath affecting Brevard County residents. Health First, which operates four not-for-profit hospitals - Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne,...
Say cheese!
Skyler Maples, 6, of Cocoa Beach gets photographed and fingerprinted during the Cocoa Beach police department's National Night Out event at city hall Tuesday, Aug. 7....
Tournament raises $35,000 for autism
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH - The Florida Beer Company Pro Tennis Tournament, held in June at the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, netted $35,000 for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment of Florida Tech. "The money goes directly to a specific p...
Wickham Park campsites close for renovation
MELBOURNE - Campers of Melbourne's Wickham Park will have to postpone their summer plans for a few months. However, they will be greeted this November to a revamped facility, featuring 20 new campsites. "(The park is under) major maintenance," said Jack Masson, Brevard Cou...
Construction to start on The Brevard Zoo Trail
VIERA - Bikers, runners and walkers might have an exciting path to take next spring, thanks to a partnership between the Brevard Zoo, A. Duda & Sons, and the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department. Construction could start as early as ...
Rah Rah, Roxy!
Kristi Worley of Melbourne and her Jack Russell terrier, 'Roxy,' arrive on the red carpet at the Tuxes & Tails Gala at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne Saturday, Aug. 11. The Central Brevard Humane Society celebrated its 60th anniversary with the pet-friendly gala, with all money raised at the event to be ...
Walk the line
Will Le of Cocoa Beach tries to walk a straight line with the help of Cocoa Beach Police Officer Donald Potenziani during Cocoa Beach Police Department's National Night Out event at City Hall. The goggles simulate intoxication by distorting the wearer's vision....
Utilities department uses smoke test to find defective pipes
PALM BAY - The Palm Bay Utilities Department conducted smoke testing last week on its wastewater collection system by forcing a non-toxic smoke into sanitary sewer lines throughout the city. The purpose of the testing was to check for defects within the pipes. "It's a very cheap, economical, quick, safe, v...
Young golfer takes next step in career
VIERA - Playing a key role in taking home this year's Junior Florida Cup was a great way to end Mary Dawson's high school golf career. The win was a particularly impressive accomplishment for the 18-year-old Viera High School graduate, as it was her first year competing in the 7th Junior Florida Cup, ...
Safety first
Maj. Rodney Whelan of the Rockledge Police Department fastens a bicycle helmet on Alainah Allarding, 8, of Rockledge during Rockledge's National Night Out, held at McLarty Park Tuesday, Aug. 7. The police department handed out free bicycle helmets to any child who needed one....
A night with the stars
Jeanette Roach of Rockledge posed with celebrity impersonators Eva Peron, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, a.k.a. Kari Ryan Furr of Merritt Island, Rick Roach of Rockledge and Lindsey Miner of Viera at the Tuxes & Tails Gala at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne Saturday, Aug. 11. The Central Brevard Humane Society...
Primary election results
Due to our early-Tuesday press deadline, the results of the Aug. 14 primary election in Brevard County will be reported in our Aug. 24 editions, as well as via our website www.myhometownnews.net....
Pet of the week
A 1-year-old pot-bellied pig, 'Wilbur' is the pleasant pet of Johnna Noble-Crowe and Mason and Jacob Crowe of Malabar. Loved by those in his neighborhood, some of Wilbur's favorite activities are giving kisses, grazing in the yard and going for walks on his leash....

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