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Monthly music performance features talented youth from the Space Coast
ROCKLEDGE -- A monthly music program will be highlighting the talent of Brevard youth this month. "Music on the Hill," a monthly music program sponsored by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, is a program that raises money for aspiring musicians, while also giving them the chance to demonstrate their talents in ...
All-Stars dancers show their skills on stage
BREVARD -- Six dance teams from a local studio took center stage this month, earning numerous awards for their talents. Melbourne-based Dance Mania All-Stars competed in the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship on Feb. 2, where six of its eight competing teams sashayed away with national t...
It's that time of year again...
Girl Scouts Brooke Bremel and Kayleigh Remer of Melbourne brought everyone's favorite cookies to Friday Fest in Historic Downtown Melbourne last weekend, as part of 'National Girl Scout Cookie Day.'...
Strutting their stuff for a cause
Brooke Edwards, 21, of Indialantic, Jill Stark, 34, of Indian Harbour Beach, and Daniel Leohner, 28, of Satellite Beach, strut their stuff at the 'Heart to Heart' Fashion Show and Tea Saturday, Feb. 9 at Suntree Country Club. Funds from the event will benefit Promise in Brevard and Devereux Florida. Fashions for the ...
BCC interior design students awarded first, second prize at statewide competition
BREVARD -- Two Brevard Community College interior design students put their knowledge and creativity to the ultimate test this school year and came out on top. Jan Reed and Victoria Bellucci stood out among the competition in the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Statewide Design Competition. The 2012-13 com...
Dressing the part
Kari Garcia, Kati Springer, Lynn Cant and Kendil Ridley of Merritt Island enjoy a night of New Orleans style-fun, with live jazz and blues at the annual Cocoa Village Mardi Gras. The two-day event kicked off Saturday, Feb. 9 with live music and a parade of more than 30 bead-showering floats....
County's appeal for government aid with beach erosion denied
BREVARD -- Brevard County's appeal for government funding for the aid of beach erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy was denied, officials said. Ernest Brown, director of the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office, said FEMA denied the state...
Agencies partner to reinforce school security
BREVARD -- The campuses of one local college will soon be safer, thanks to a new partnership between Brevard Community College and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. On Feb. 2, BCC President, Dr. Jim Richey, and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced the new safety measures, in coordination...
Walking to change lives
Yvette Crawford of Melbourne led two-dozen participants in the second annual Youth Prayer Walk along Wickham Road in Melbourne early Feb. 9 in support of the Life Changers Outreach Regiment of Palm Bay....
Melbourne Beach works to find answer for dog violence
MELBOURNE BEACH -- One Melbourne Beach neighborhood is looking to town officials for help with what they say is a "frightening" situation. Several residents from the Hibiscus Trail neighborhood have expressed concerns to the town commission about pit ...
Elite Fitness Center hosts 5K to help residents get back on their feet
BREVARD -- Each new year, many resolve to get in shape and extend a helping hand to those in need. On Saturday, Feb. 16, Elite Fitness Centers -- located in Palm Bay -- will be hosting its first-ever Tots to Teens 5K. This community charity event will be held at Palm Bay Regional Park in the Boy Scout Pavilion. "...
Mardi Gras on the Space Coast
Jared Campbell of Melbourne and Bryan Tilford of Palm Bay brought their random acts of funk style and music to Murdock's Bistro, as part of the 2013 Cocoa Village Mardi Gras. The two-day event kicked off Saturday, Feb. 9 in the streets of Cocoa Village, with live music on three stages and a parade of more than 30 bead-showeri...
Food drive benefits four-legged friends
MERRITT ISLAND -- Brevard County residents aren't the only ones feeling the effect of a slowing economy -- our furry friends are also impacted. While many are struggling to keep food on the table, "Fido" and "Figaro" often find their food bowls with little more than a few scraps from the table. Thankfully, the co...
Chasing the dream
Rip Dyal of Cocoa competes with pup 'Honda,' in the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championship at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Skyhoundz will stage the largest canine disc competition in the world on May 9 in East Hartford, Conn....
Free tax help at 12 locations in Brevard
BREVARD -- Brevard County residents can now receive help with filing their taxes this tax season -- without a hefty fee. United Way of Brevard and AARP are offering free help with tax preparation at 12 sites throughout the Space Coast through April 15. Belinda Stewart, communications manager for 2-1-1 Brev...
Taking care of a new mom
Brevard Zoo volunteer Kathy Woods of Rockledge feeds 'Johari' the giraffe some carrot pieces. 'Johari' and male giraffe 'Raffiki' welcomed baby 'Masai' to the world on Feb. 6, weighing 159 pounds....
Pet of the week
An 11-year-old pug, 'Ogie' is the adoring pup of Tracey and Joe Hnat of Melbourne Beach. Some of Ogie's favorite things to do are sleep, act like a cat (he loves to relax on the arms of the couch) and sleep some more....

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