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Former astronaut explores jazz music, performs locally
BREVARD -- After conquering space, former astronaut Capt. Winston Scott intends to explore the experimental world of jazz music with his band. The Foosaner Art Museum at the Florida Institute of Technology will host the Florida Tech Jazz Syndicate, which will feature Capt. Scott on trumpet, on Feb. 1 from ...
Brevard Public Schools considers cuts
BREVARD -- On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Brevard School Board will decide the fate of the county's public school system. Following a public hearing, the school board will consider closing four schools, as Brevard Public Schools faces a $30-million sho...
Seeing spots
Phinley Boyd, 3, of Indialantic, feeds a carrot to 'Rafiki,' a male Masai giraffe. The Brevard Zoo's giraffe platform allows guests to buy food to feed the tall giraffes....
Brevard Public Schools releases list of proposed cuts
BREVARD Earlier this week, Brevard Public Schools released a list of proposed budget cuts, in an effort to enhance its revenue for the 2013-2014 school year. In a list that could potentially cut more than $3.8 million from the budget and eliminate 578 positions within Brevard Public Schools, the proposed cutbacks ...
Arbor Day planting continues tradition
MELBOURNE -- The city of Melbourne welcomes residents to attend this year's Arbor Day celebration on Friday, Jan. 18 at Wells Park. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., and organizers will be planting tree seedlings, as well as distributing seedlings to thos...
Comedy hypnotist makes audience members bark for 2013 seniors
BREVARD -- To raise funding for a safe, family fun-filled evening for graduating seniors this year, the Space Coast High School Project Graduation is hosting a comedy show next month that might make you "very, very sleepy." "The Simon Sez Comedy Hypnosis Show," starring ...
Scott Center offers program for those with Asperger's Syndrome
BREVARD -- To help young adults with Asperger's Syndrome develop better communication and socialization habits, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology will be hosting a program for the remainder of the school year. "...
Young zookeepers make new friends
Cooper Fortin, 2, of Melbourne and Robbie Cole, 3, of Port St. John watch and listen closely as Brevard Zoo education guide, Erica Baxter of Palm Bay teaches them about snakes during the zoo's 'Tot Safari' early childhood program. The program is geared toward children ages 2-4, with different themes each month....
Surf's up in Cocoa Beach
BREVARD -- Get excited, Brevardians. This year's Beach 'N Boards Fest will be sure to delight beachgoers and visitors alike. Presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop, the Beach 'N Boards Fest will be held at Cocoa Beach's Alan Sheppard Park from March 6-10. Organizers of the ...
Volunteers needed to help those with cancer
BREVARD -- For those affected by cancer, obtaining treatment is critical. And, for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program, the ability to drive local cancer patients to and from those lifesaving treatments is crucial, too. "We are faced with a desperate situation," said Gina Becker, patient services manager for the ...
Hoop dreams
Rockledge High School player Kiyana Cox looks to pass the ball inside against a Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy player during their junior varsity basketball game Friday, Jan. 4. The ladies from Rockledge defeated their counterparts from Holy Trinity 37-23....
Police arrest fugitive in Merritt Island trailer park
BREVARD -- Last week, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office's GAMEOVER Task Force arrested a Delaware fugitive, who caused a six-hour standoff inside a Merritt Island trailer park. Kenneth Wood, a 40-year-old inmate from the Delaware Department of Corrections, was wanted for escape and was believed to be...
Local group to showcase unique art
BREVARD -- As paint is necessary to a painter, clay to a sculptor and wood to a carver, a group of Brevard County artists hope to demonstrate how the usage of fabric can also create beautiful works of art. From Monday, Jan. 7, to Monday, Feb. 4, the local art collec...
Governor's office awards $275,000 defense grant
BREVARD -- Launch processing facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will get a fresh look in the coming months, thanks to $275,000 in Florida defense grants awarded to the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast. M...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Manx cat, 'Zoe' is the adorable pet of Lori Licker of Melbourne and is a special breed, known for being born without tails and jumping extremely high. Three of her favorite things to do are play fetch, open pocket doors and chase the beam from a laser pointer....

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