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Titusville's A. Max Brewer Bridge in running to be best in nation
TITUSVILLE - It's crunch time for supporters of Titusville's A. Max Brewer Bridge, a Top 10 Finalist in "America's Transportation Awards." Only one week remains in the race for the "People's Choice Award," which goes to the transportation project voted the best by the online general public. The ...
Veteran aims to launch nonprofit to help homeless families
BREVARD - Dick "Lovi" Lovisone, a Viera resident, is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army. And even though he carries the thick skin that one grows after fighting for freedom at extended lengths, the mention of the population of homeless children in Brevard brings him to tears. "When I saw statistics regarding homeless data - both nationally and locally - I...
Local blues musician to travel to international championship
COCOA BEACH - Cocoa Beach musician "Sunnyland Steve" Burchfield will be competing at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 31-Feb. 2 of next year The event is the world's largest gathering of blues musicians from around the world, who will compete for a cash prize and industry reco...
Underwater exploration
Laken Calvert, 4, of Palm Bay looks through a tube into the water to search for species in the Indian River Lagoon near the Barrier Island Sanctuary. The Brevard County Endangered Lands Program planned numerous free events to commemorate National Public Lands Day Saturday Sept. 29....
Gettin' the scoop!
Juliana Martinez, 9, of Indian Harbour Beach uses a net to catch and identify Indian River Lagoon species during the Barrier Island Sanctuary seining event. The Brevard County Endangered Lands Program planned numerous free events to commemorate National Public Lands Day Saturday Sept. 29....
Two Men and a Truck start program to aid homeless vets
BREVARD - In an alliance with the Volunteers of America Shelter in Cocoa, Brevard-based company Two Men and a Truck launched the "Movers for Military" program in Brevard County. The unique program is designed to aid homeless veterans throughout the county. Two Men and a Truck, the largest-franchised moving...
Picture perfect: photography contest to capture the competition
BREVARD - Photographers with an eye for detail have until Sunday, Oct. 14, to enter the "All That Art" photo competition hosted at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Inc. -sponsored event will select 62 photos at the King Center Rotunda from 8:30 to...
Local family creates child-friendly book about Brevard Zoo
BREVARD - To say that the Novak family loves the Brevard Zoo would be a bit of an understatement. The Novaks have visited the zoo at least 10 times each year since moving to Viera from Michigan in 2004. And now, the family of four has a book to show for it. "Do You Know Your ABZs? About Brevard Zoo" is a ...
Kayaking for a cause
Linda Sanderson of Cape Canaveral and Brigid Carr of Cocoa Beach navigate through the mangroves during a Barrier Island Sanctuary kayak trip. The Brevard County Endangered Lands Program planned numerous free events to commemorate National Public Lands Day Saturday Sept. 29....
It takes two!
David and Sally White of Palm Bay take their tandem bike into the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary for a guided mountain bike ride. The bike ride was just one of the free events the Brevard County Endangered Lands Program planned to commemorate National Public Lands Day Saturday Sept. 29....
Bringing fantasy to life
PALM BAY - When Dianna Narciso puts her fingers to the keyboard, another world greets her and comes to life in the form of her books. A 21-year Palm Bay resident, Ms. Narciso is the owner of Wayward Cat Publishing and recently published...
A local landmark
A tour group organized by Sam's House at Pine Island leaves the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. The lighthouse was one of the stops on the historical monument tour, which also included late 1800s and early 1900s sites throughout central Brevard County....
A change of heart
BREVARD - Quite literally, Kim Gabriel is suffering from a broken heart. After complications from an open-heart surgery in 2011 severely damaged her heart, the Melbourne resident was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, or Stage 3 heart failure....
New NANA's House facility to open its doors in December
MELBOURNE - 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,...
A long journey
Sea Turtle Preservation Society worker Mimi Conner of Viera is helped by fellow worker Elaine Lennon of Melbourne as she puts empty green turtle shells back in an empty nest. The women rescued six baby green turtles from the nest and watched as they made their way to the ocean....
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old parakeet, 'Sparky' is the feathery friend of Shirley Greenemeier of Melbourne. Some of Sparky's favorite things to do are spin his mirror and check himself out, ring his bells and knock over the little green man in his cage....

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