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Strawberry Fest to feature family fun for a cause
SUNTREE -- Just as strawberries need the right environment and careful hands to grow, an organization as volunteer-driven as Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County can only thrive with the best ingredients. Since 1985, the nonprofit has worked hard to eliminate sub...
Senior Melbourne High Lady Bulldogs reflect on success, look to future
MELBOURNE -- Winning a state championship title during one's high school career, while incredible, is a lofty goal for most. Two state titles? A pipe dream. However, that pipe dream is, remarkably, a reality for several senior members of the Lady Bulldogs soccer team at Melbourne High School. Seniors Riley Collins...
Competing for a cause
Brian Kessler of Indialantic takes first place in the Brevard Pals 5K Run for autism awareness Saturday, Feb. 23. Two hundred runners and walkers participated in the event to benefit individuals with autism and their families....
LEAD Brevard honors members of the community
SUNTREE -- The "2013 LEAD Brevard Leadership Awards" will recognize several Brevard residents who have made a positive impact on community through leadership and community service. The event, which will be on Friday, March 1, at the Studio Theater at the M...
Future ball players
Travis, 6, and Tony Milam, 7, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Space Coast Stadium for the first spring training game on Sunday, Feb. 24. The Washington Nationals train and play pre-season games at the stadium until the official season begins in April....
Family time on the farm
Gregg Weido and daughter, Briella, 2, of Merritt Island enjoy some old-fashioned family time at the Cocoa Green Market & Country Store. The family-friendly store offers fresh eggs, milk, cheeses, gluten-free breads, jam and jelly....
Rich Abrahams to perform at Jazz Friday
BREVARD -- As a part of the Eau Gallie Art District's First Friday Art Walk, jazz pianist Rich Abrahams will entertain guests at the Foosaner Art Museum. Jazz Friday, an event hosted by the Foosaner Art Museum that allows guests to listen to live jazz as they view art...
Museum to host free community appreciation day
COCOA -- A local museum is would like to say "thank you" to the Space Coast community by offering free admission for attendees. On Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will waive its fee to patrons. "This particular event is not annual, but this is our second...
An Irish birthday
Pipe major David Spurlock of Titusville leads a dozen bag pipers through a crowd of onlookers during the Meg O'Malleys 13-year anniversary party Saturday, Feb. 23 in Historic Downtown Melbourne....
Surf, extreme sports event to make debut in Cocoa Beach
COCOA BEACH -- A partnership of extreme proportions has been made, thus creating one of the most "epic" sporting event to grace the Space Coast. Smooth Running and Ron Jon Surf Shop have melded their creative, sports-focused energy to present Beach'N Boards Fest. The first-ever Beach'N Boards Fest event takes plac...
Woman's love for wild horses brings healing
MIMS -- Ever since Diane Delano rode her first horse at 3 years old, she knew the majestic creatures would play a significant role in her life. "My father bought me my first horse when I was 13," said Mrs. Delano, founder of Wild Horse Rescue Center in Mims. "I've never been without a horse since then." It wasn't ...
Songs and spirits on the Space Coast
Andy Covil of Cocoa and Matt Bertz of Palm Bay entertain the masses at the Space Coast Craft Beer Fest Saturday, Feb. 23. The festival's goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for beer-drinkers to learn and enjoy the finest craft beers from around the world....
Public Works Department receives re-accreditation
PALM BAY -- The city of Palm Bay's Public Works Department has much to celebrate, as it was awarded the American Public Works Association Re-Accreditation on Feb. 21. Officials said the agency was recognized for going above and beyond the requirements of t...
Book fair offers meet and greet with local authors
BREVARD -- For a chance to meet-and-greet with 40 regional authors, a local book organization is hosting an event for book lovers, organizers said. On Saturday, March 9, at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa at 9:30 a.m., members of the...
Meeting a wrestling legend
Hall of Fame wrestler Ric Flair takes a break from the ring to greet fans Joey Cossentino and Jill Pullen of Rockledge at the NXT Live event Sunday, Feb. 24. More than 200 fans packed the Melbourne Auditorium for autographs and eight mixed matches....
Brevard Walk of Fame honors community advocates, leaders
BREVARD -- Brevard celebrities and community leaders will be honored for their contributions to the Space Coast community. On Saturday, March 9, Eckerd, formerly known as Eckerd Youth Alternatives, will host the 2013 Brevard Walk of Fame at the Holiday Inn Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa. With the hopes of...
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 treatmen...
Craft festival brings 'hoppy' delight
Anne Gregg and Bethany Bryant of Viera help pour Lee Haiver of Palm Bay a brew at the Space Coast Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23. The festival's goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for beer-drinkers to learn and enjoy the finest craft beers from around the world....
Community encouraged to 'Walk for Life'
BREVARD -- For nearly a quarter of a century, thousands of Brevard residents have put aside one Saturday in March to walk in a celebration of life. Pregnancy Resources will be hosting its 23rd annual Walk for Life event on Saturday, March 16 at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. "The Walk for Life is an annual ...
Seafood festival returns
GRANT -- Where's the best place to get a plate full of fried clam strips, deviled crabs or shrimp and tuna kabobs? It's your friendly neighborhood Grant Seafood Festival. The seafood festival will be held March 2-3. Admission is free, and gates are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 2, and 9 a.m. to...
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old Belgian Malinos pup, 'Bailey' is the high-energy pet of Nik and Jessica Paul of Mims. Some of Bailey's favorite activities are playing Frisbee, going for walks and chasing squirrels....

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