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Breast cancer survivors pedal to raise support, awareness
BREVARD - For the third year in a row, Lynn Pekmezian will cover 220 miles, over a three-day period, on her bicycle. The Melbourne Beach resident will ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., with a group of 10 people - six breast cancer survivors in total, as ...
Food, fun to support a colorful cause
BREVARD - Within the past three years, $95,000 has been raised to benefit cancer patients throughout Brevard. This has been largely due to Rockledge resident Vonda Welborn's efforts in organizing the Pink Ribbon Walk since 2009, an event t...
The reel thing
BREVARD - Those looking for a Hollywood experience are encouraged to attend the Melbourne Independent Filmmaker's Festival on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Premiere Theaters/The Oaks. The Melbourne Independent Filmmaker's Festival is aimed at pro...
Lions Club donates beach chair to beachside city
SATELLITE BEACH - As residents of Florida's Space Coast, there is no limit to the number of coastal activities available. And with the help of a special donation to one Brevard County city next month, individuals with disabilities will have the same opportunity to soak up as much of the Space Coast's sun as ...
Get in the chopper!
A Pave Hawk helicopter from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base flies over the main show area on the beach at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach Saturday, Sept. 22. The 920th Rescue Wing simulated a refueling mission for the crowd on the beach to watch during the Cocoa Beach Air Show....
This is how it's done
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue team jumps from a helicopter into the ocean, while simulating a search and rescue mission in front of the crowd at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach during the Cocoa Beach Air Show Sunday, Sept. 23....
Chinese strike deal with the Space Coast
BREVARD - The city of Wuhan, China, announced that it will be purchasing 100 aircraft from American manufacturers, including 50 XL2s from the Melbourne-based company Liberty Aerospace, in a deal that will cost $28 million dollars and could generate as many as 100 jobs for ...
'Purses with a Purpose' combines fun and philanthropy
BREVARD - Enjoy a day of shopping, sweet treats and networking, all while helping mothers in need next month at the seventh annual "Purses with A Purpose" event Friday, Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic. Serene Harbor, a domestic violence shelter in Brevard County, will host the ...
New director encourages Brevard to bring on the questions
BREVARD - Linda Seals has a vision for the University of Florida Brevard County Extension Service. Now, with her promotion to county extension director, she plans to carry it out. "My vision is for the University of Florida Brevard County Extension ...
New library director shelves out vision
BREVARD - Before embarking on a career in the library field, Jeff Thompson would spend many happy hours in libraries, often getting lost in books for hours. "I have been a reader my entire life," Mr. Thompson said. "I understand and share the love that m...
Local lighting company considered one of the best American businesses
TITUSVILLE - Barn Light Electric Company in Titusville is currently ranked one of the top 100 American businesses in the country, based on its recognition in the Martha Stewart's American Made Competition. The American Made Competition is described by Ms.. Stewart as a search for a new generation of small b...
Nailing the spike
Susanna Fox, 15, of Palm Bay jumps to spike the ball for the Brevard HEAT team at the Ted Whitlock Community Center in Palm Bay. The Brevard HEAT team is made up of home-schooled children. The HEAT stands for Home Educated Activities Team. The HEAT beat Life Christian Academy of Kissimmee 3-0....
Local medium helps clients connect with the spiritual world
BREVARD - Almost every day, John Rogers sees his deceased teacher and spirit guide, Gladys. "A lot of times I see her right beside me," said Mr. Rogers, a resident of Melbourne for 16 years. "She was my teacher, and she passed away and became my spirit guide. She has been with me for a couple of years now, a...
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...
Donated cell phones raise free call minutes for troops
ROCKLEDGE - As a part of the Cell Phones For Soldiers program, the Rockledge Police Department is accepting donations of old or unused cell phones to help provide free calling cards of soldiers overseas. Donated cell phones are sold to ReCellular, where the money received for the recycled phones is used to...
Fired up on the field
The Viera freshman football team breaks through a banner on their way onto the field before their game against the Satellite freshman team earlier this month. The Viera Hawks defeated the Scorpions 32-14....
Local student to compete in national science competition
BREVARD - The future is promising for one Brevard County student, who will be traveling to Washington, D.C., this month to compete with some of the country's brightest young minds. Ceili Masterson, a ninth-grader at Palm Bay High School, will embark on ...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old mini-horse, 'Patience' is the tiny trotter of Steve Rossi Sr. of Palm Bay. Other than horsin' around, some of Patience's favorite pastimes are eating, chasing ducks around the pond and being generally nosy on a 'neigh-to-neigh' basis....
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...

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