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Santa and friends come to the beach
SATELLITE BEACH -- The children of the Space Coast have been good this year, and for their efforts, Santa will be stopping by for a visit. This year's Santa's Party will kick off at the David R. Schechter Community Center on South Patrick Drive on Dec. 8. The two-hour event, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m....
'Celebrate Brevard' with food, wine
BREVARD -- Those looking to sample a variety of Brevard County eateries and wineries are encouraged to attend the seventh annual Celebrate Brevard 2012 - Food and Wine Extravaganza. The event, hosted by the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Comm...
Food frenzy makes stop on the Space Coast
BREVARD -- Titusville, take cover, there is going to be a food war. On Saturday, Dec. 1, "Food Truck Wars" will be making a stop in Titusville from 4-10 p.m. on U.S. 1, between Pine Street and Broad Avenue. "Food Truck Wars," which is produced by Food Truck Crazy, Inc., is an event where 40 gourmet food tr...
Interact with Santa this holiday season
BREVARD -- Hopefully, Santa Claus has a stash of saved up rollover minutes and stamps. From his headquarters in the North Pole, he will be busy writing letters and phoning good little children this Christmas season - at no cost to parents. If your child has a lot to say to Santa, a letter might be the best option. Since 1914, children have ...
A new kind of turkey trot
Dylon Collins of Melbourne crosses the finish line with his turkey in hand in less than 31 minutes alongside his Hungry Pilgrims team at the Space Coast Art Festival Turkey Trot in Cocoa Beach. Turkey team members were required to carry a 12-pound turkey along the racecourse. More than 1,100 runners participated in...
Fun at the fair
Gloria Perez, 15, of Palm Bay, tries to keep her balance inside the inflatable 'Euro Bobbles' at the Space Coast State Fair Saturday, Nov. 17. This year's fair, held outside the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, featured an aerialist show, professional bull riding and an extreme monster truck show, as well as the usual...
Titusville bridge swings a big win for state transportation
BREVARD -- After a close competition, Titusville's A. Max Brewer Bridge won the vote of the people. As part of the 5th Annual America's Transportation Awards competition, the A. Max Brewer Bridge was named winner of the "People's Choice Award," which...
The turkey went to his head
Dave Hernandez of Palm Bay rides his bike alongside runners, while wearing his turkey hat at the Space Coast Art Festival Turkey Trot in Cocoa Beach. More than 1,100 runners participated in this year's Thanksgiving Day event that kicks off the Space Coast Art Festival weekend in Cocoa Beach....
Trotting with turkeys
Michelangelo and Maria Romano of Merritt Island, Sage Brownchweig of Satellite Beach and Maggie Lee of Vero Beach prepare to carry their turkey on two sticks, at the starting line of the Space Coast Art Festival Turkey Trot in Cocoa Beach....
High school coach out on bail
BREVARD -- A former assistant football coach at Viera High School, who has been charged with trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a minor, is currently out on bond. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office arrested 32-year-old Kevin Verpaele on ...
Local resident receives engineering honor
BREVARD -- Since beginning her engineering career at Kennedy Space Center 12 years ago, Harmony Myers has demonstrated technical excellence and dedication in her work. For this, she received the Emerging Leader Award at a ceremony in Houston ea...
Family fun
Devany Johnson, 9, of Rockledge, tries to make it all the way up the ladder to ring the bell and get a prize at the Space Coast State Fair Saturday, Nov. 17. This year's fair, held outside the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, featured an aerialist show, professional bull riding and an extreme monster truck show, as we...
Cross country team excels in national championship
BREVARD -- While they didn't take home the first-prize finish, the Florida Tech Men's Cross Country team stood out among the other teams in its region during the NCAA Division II National Championship. This was the team's first time attending the national championship, which took place in Joplin, Mo. On No...
Twenty drops and counting
Molly Wilson, 10, of Melbourne, buckles in for the Mega-Drop ride for the 20th time that day at the Space Coast State Fair Saturday, Nov. 17. Molly was trying to beat the amount of times her friend rode the ride. This year's fair, held outside the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, featured an aerialist show, professio...
Indian Harbour Beach ranks 11th in National Recycle Challenge
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- With two months left in the SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, Indian Harbour Beach is currently ranked 11 out of the 50 communities, competing across the country. The first-ever SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, which began in July an...
Thanksgiving traditions
Robert Codding of Merritt Island and his son Joshua, 15, create a huge sand castle on the beach near Cherie Down Park in Cape Canaveral. The castle took five hours to make and is a Thanksgiving family tradition for the Codding family....
Health First buys MIMA
BREVARD -- Two of the largest healthcare providers in the area will now become one, creating a giant medical network of 250 doctors within Brevard County. Health First, which operates four not-for-profit hospitals - Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, ...
Pet of the week
Not afraid to get his paws dirty, 'Riggs' is a 4-year-old golden retriever and is the snuggly pup of Lauren and Roger Montz of Melbourne Beach. Aside from his relaxing mud baths, some of Riggs' favorite activities include eating his morning apple after breakfast, fetching the newspaper and walking home with his leash in his mouth after a nice, lon...

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