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Twelve-year-old awaits her third kidney transplant
BREVARD - Eryn Cooper of Cocoa Beach has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals. She has suffered from kidney conditions since the age of 5. Now, 12-year-old Eryn is awaiting her third kidney transplant. "When she first suffered from kidney failure at...
Group wants Alzheimer's disease to get lost
BREVARD - When Cecile Bedard would forget how to turn on her TV or miss a payment on her bills, her family attributed the temporary memory loss to old age. "She would say, 'At least all I have is a problem remembering things,'" Ms. Bedard's granddaughter, Jeanne Terry, recalled. "It hadn't occurred to...
Melbourne Beach Library celebrates decade with good 'friends'
MELBOURNE BEACH - Each day, hundreds of residents drive through the 1-square-mile town of Melbourne Beach. Some of the town's buildings are known for their history, others for their ambience; but there is one facility in particular that is loved by all. This fall, the Melbourne Beach Public Library on Ocean ...
Aloha from the 'Big Island'
Miliani Celio of Merritt Island, along with Cheri Camp and Maile Kane, both of Satellite Beach, perform a traditional hula dance, as members of the Na Lima 'Olu Ma Ke Ki group during Big Island Night at the Atlantic Ocean Grille inside the Cocoa Beach Pier Monday, Aug. 27. Big Island Night was a special dinner bene...
Walkers promote heart health, research
BREVARD - By the time you are finished reading this article, more than three people will have died as a result of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, taking more lives of women than all forms of cancer combined, and accounting for the most infant deaths due to congen...
Guide to living a heart healthy life
The health of the United States has hit a new low, with millions of Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke. With the way things are heading, experts predict that today's children will not live as long as their parents, making it the first time that a generation's life expectancy has dropped. By 2020, the American Heart Association hopes to...
Brevard to celebrate National Public Lands Day
ROCKLEDGE - From biking, running and kayaking to getting-your-hands-dirty manual labor, the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program is encouraging everyone with a passion for nature and education to participate in National Public ...
Gym strengthens more than just the body
SATELLITE BEACH - On a busy day, more than 150 people will stop by Trinity Fitness to get in an intense workout - not just for the body, but for the mind and spirit, too. In fact, the nonprofit gym, which doesn't charge fees, but...
Hurricane aid available to homeowners
MELBOURNE - The City of Melbourne is taking applications to qualify for a unique grant, provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The grant will fund the "Melbourne Residential Retrofit Program," which will provide financial assistance to homeowners, so they may strengthen their homes again...
Fancy footwork
Palm Bay senior running back Leroy Berry sidesteps an attempted arm tackle by Rockledge senior linebacker Aundrey Strong and runs for some good yardage during their varsity football game Friday, Aug. 31 at McLarty Stadium in Rockledge. Berry rushed for 101 yards on 21 carries to lead his Pirate team to a 21-10 vict...
Community activist receives visible honor
MELBOURNE - The Melbourne City Council recently approved the renaming of a portion of Randolph Street to "Pelham" Street. The new name for the portion of the street, located between Fairview Drive and Florida Avenue, comes from Melbourne resident Sandra Pelham, known for her community activism and involvem...
Japanese military textiles bring war to life
The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Tech in Melbourne will display a Japanese Military Textiles exhibit Sept. 8 through Dec. 15. "This exhibit opens a great window of significance, showing how we cherish items during wartime," said...
Zoo hosts $2 Tuesdays in September
Brevard Zoo is offering several discounted zoo admission days in September. Admission each Tuesday - Sept. 11, 18 and 25 - will be just $2 per person all day long. The $2 admission price applies to anyone who is not already a member of Brevard Zoo and is 2 and older. Zoo members and children younger than 2 still receive free a...
A game of keepaway
Brevard Community College women's soccer players Mariah Robbins (No.17) and Erin Davis (No.19), both from Melbourne, work to keep the ball away from Florida Tech player Erika Forsberg during their match. The Lady Panthers women's soccer team defeated BCC 3-2....

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