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Cocoa Beach Air Show takes to the sky
COCOA BEACH - Spectators on the Space Coast should keep watchful eyes on the sky this weekend for the 2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show. This year, for the first time since the event began four years ago, every branch of the active duty military will be represented at the Cocoa Beach Air Show. The U.S. Coast ...
Couple's memory lives on through cultural complex
MIMS - Harry Tyson Moore and his wife, Harriette Vyda Simms, spent most of their early- and mid-20th-century lives contributing to education and fighting for civil rights. Both educators in Brevard County and organizers of the county's National Association for the Advancement of ...
Art with a heart: memorial for local artist this Sunday
BREVARD - An artist who has touched many through his work and charming personality, Wayne Coombs will leave a lasting legacy on the Space Coast Community. A celebration of life ceremony for Mr. Coombs, who died of a heart attack Sept 4, is set for Sunday, Sept. 23 at the establishment he put his heart and sou...
Spike it!
Merritt Island High School's Olivia Clack goes for the kill against John Carroll High School during the annual East Coast Volleyball Challenge Saturday, Sept. 15. John Carroll beat Merritt Island to earn the third place spot in the Gold division semi-final match....
A headlock for hope
Devon Dudley of Viera finds himself in a headlock at the hands of Theodore Stigma during their professional wrestling match at the 'We're Body Slammin' Breast Cancer with Hope for a Single Mom' charity wrestling event at Viera High School Saturday, Sept. 8. Hope for a Single Mom is an affiliate of Brevard County's ...
Group to give toys to children battling cancer
VIERA - On Aug. 3, 2005, Christine Martin learned the unimaginable: Her 6-year-old daughter, Alicia, had a tumor growing on her brainstem. Alicia was given 12 to 18 months to live. "The focus of my life changed," Ms. Martin said. "Every moment became more precious. We knew our time together was limited - so limited that the ...
New NANA's House facility to open its doors in December
BREVARD - At the NANA's House Thrift Cottage, Kim Frodge sits in an office, where the walls are covered with photos of children that her organization has helped. Now, with the plans for a second children's home under way, she will be able to help even more. Mrs. Frodge, executive director of a nonprofit, p...
Kennedy Space Center funds employee innovations
BREVARD - For the first time, NASA's Kennedy Space Center is funding a dozen ideas presented by employees. "This is an exciting time at Kennedy Space Center, with us looking to the future at the next step of exploration," said Stephanie Covey, public affairs officer at Kennedy Space Center. "Looking at idea...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old, 80-pound Samoyed, "Tucker" is no stranger to mud puddles. A rescue pup, belonging to Pat Stewart of Melbourne, Tucker's favorite pastimes are playing with his chew toys, patrolling the fence with a natural sense of authority and, of course, going for walks....
Local agencies to host prescription medication take-backs
PALM BAY - On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., several sites throughout Brevard County will offer prescription drug "take-backs" to provide a safe disposal of unused or expired medication. Health First's Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department will provide a drop-off location for "O...
Sunrise Series to put skills to the test
BREVARD - For the second time this year, Space Coast Youth Multi-Sports will host the Sunrise Series Kid's Triathlon Health and Wellness Festival Sunday, Sept. 30, at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. "Our last event was held on April 29, and our goal is to...
Woofstock Brevard 2012: A doggone good time
BREVARD - Dogs throughout the county will put their best paws forward for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce's newest event. Woofstock Brevard 2012, a free family event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Palm Ba...
A wave of talent
Jake Kirschenbaum of Cocoa Beach puts his surfing skills on display on his way to winning first place in the Ron Jon Surf Shop $5,000 Men's Pro event at the 27th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surfing Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier over Labor Day weekend....
Cocoa Beach halts its pay-by-phone parking plan
COCOA BEACH - The Cocoa Beach City Commission voted unanimously to suspend its pay-by-phone parking plan for now, citing unhappy businesses and residents, as a result of the change. Originally, the pay-by-phone spots included 214 spaces from North First...
Puttin' a hurtin' on breast cancer
Aleana Herrera, 13, of Palm Bay, shakes hands with professional wrestler Jesse Neal at the 'We're Body Slammin' Breast Cancer with Hope for a Single Mom' charity wrestling event at Viera High School Saturday Sept. 8. Hope for a Single Mom is an affiliate of Brevard County's Breast Friends, a not-for-profit organiza...
Amputee fights disability on the soccer field
MELBOURNE BEACH - U.S National Amputee Soccer Team member and Cocoa Beach resident Yousef Irshaid said he isn't trying to inspire others by overcoming his disability. "People will tell me I am inspiring, but I am not trying to inspire anyone," he said. "I'm just trying to be like everyone else, but, when y...
Just for kicks
Scott Cooper, 5, of Palm Bay, and Marcus Lopez, 4, of Melbourne, fight for control of the ball during their Palm Bay youth soccer game Saturday, Sept. Sept. 8....
Brevard hosts NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition
MERRITT ISLAND - Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation will host the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Kelly Park West, 2455 N. Banana River Drive, Merritt Island. "We've had the competition for 20 years," said Donald Ingram, youth sports and fitness coordinator for Br...
A gesture of gratitude
Ryan Braswell, 6, of Rockledge hands a jar of candy to USAF Maj. Adam Neil of Viera as a thank you to honor the country's military, police officers and firefighters during a ceremony on Sept. 11 at St. Mary's Catholic School in Rockledge. Three hundred students and teachers gathered before the start of school for t...

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