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Cooking show gives local home-chefs the chance for their own episode
BREVARD -- More than 15 local, aspiring home-chefs will be competing against one another for the chance to win their very own episode on a growing television show. The competing chefs will share their favorite traditional family dishes this weekend. The winner will be featured on ...
Riders to hit the road for annual Lawride
NORTH BREVARD -- An estimated 700 to 1,000 motorcycles are expected to participate in the annual Brevard Lawride Saturday, April 6, an approximately 60-mile escorted fun run that raises money for several police charities and causes. "The ride is open to a...
Local robotics teams turn tragedy into triumph
NORTH BREVARD -- Two robotics teams from Brevard County rose from the ashes and excelled at a regional competition, aided by the teams they were to compete against. On March 6, just a mere 10 minutes away from the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology -- or FIRST -- Orlando Regional Competition...
Patrolling the streets
Tyler Parsons, 2, of Melbourne mans the streets in full uniform, while being pulled along in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16. The 14th annual event was held on Saturday and Sunday in front of Meg O'Malleys in Historic Downtown Melbourne and featured bagpipes, music, Irish dancers and fun for the whole family....
Florida Tech challenge course open for public use
BREVARD -- The skyscraping wooden towers in Fellsmere visible from Interstate 95 can now be seen up close and personal by members of the public. Approximately one year after breaking ground, the Florida Tech challenge course in Fellsmere is completed and being used by the university's Army ROTC stud...
Local French student awarded scholarship from French government
MELBOURNE -- Jennifer Walker, French teacher at West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne, certainly has a lot to be proud about. In addition to Marley Butcher, a student of Ms. Walker, being awarded a study-abroad scholarship to Montepellier this summer, another student of Ms. Walker's has also scored her...
Dancing to the rhythm
Yoga instructor Marlene Weiss of Cocoa entertains the crowd at India Fest at the Wickham pavilion Sunday, March 10. The festival included music, cultural shows, traditional cuisines and a fashion show....
Brevard County Sheriff's Office basketball team claims back-to-back championship
BREVARD -- When they're not busy patrolling the streets and fighting crime, one group of Sheriff's deputies trade in their police uniforms for a different kind of attire. On March 3, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office basketball team won the seventh annual Orlando Magic "Guns and Hoses" Basketball Tournament, at ...
Northrop Grumman expands at Melbourne Airport
BREVARD -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation announced earlier this month that it plans to expand its business on the Space Coast, a move that is expected to add more than 900 new jobs. On March 4, Northrop Grumman announced plans to open a Manned Air...
It was a victorious morning
Parade participants Earl Duke (front), Unni Loversli and Britt Johnson of Palm Bay participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16 in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The 14th annual event was held on Saturday and Sunday and featured bagpipes, music, Irish dancers and fun for the whole family....
Program 'hooks' students on fishing
BREVARD -- The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is goin' fishin'. On Saturday, April 6, students between the ages of 6 and 12, are invited to attend the "Hook Kids on Fishing" program at the Lagoon House in Palm Bay. The event tea...
Dogs to 'hang 10' at Easter Surf Festival
COCOA BEACH -- Surf's up, dog! No seriously, tell your dog that the waves are firing. The 49th annual Easter Surf Festival will host the inaugural East Coast Dog Surfing Championship on March 29-30 at the Cocoa Beach Pier. Prequalifying rounds begin at noon on March 29, with finals beginning at noon on March 30....
Painting the town shamrock green
Palm Bay resident Cathy Evangelo entertains guests at the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16. The 14th annual event was held on Saturday and Sunday at Meg O'Malleys and in the streets of Historic Downtown Melbourne and featured bagpipes, music, Irish dancers and fun for the whole family....
Adopt a 'duck' today for the big race
Duck "adoptions" to benefit Crosswind Youth Services are underway at Brevard "Lucky Duck" branch locations of Community Credit Union, Florida Bank of Commerce, Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union, Florida Business Bank, Space Coast Credit Union, Sunrise Bank, Florida Community Bank, Fidelity Bank of Florida, Chick-Fil-A in Viera and at selec...
Free help with tax preparation
United Way of Brevard and AARP are offering free help with tax preparation at 12 sites throughout the county. The sites are: Brevard Workforce, Rockledge: 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 295 Barnes Blvd. Brevard Workforce, Palm Bay: 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and 1-5 p.m. Fridays, 5275 Babcock St. Central Brevard Library, Cocoa: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays ...
The luck of the Irish
Viera resident Larry Wright and Bob Kenney of Pam Bay show their colors in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16, in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The 14th annual event was held on Saturday and Sunday and featured bagpipes, music, Irish dancers and fun for the whole family....
State law enforcement urges safety during spring break
State law enforcement agencies and associations have joined forces to encourage spring breakers to have a safe celebration in Florida. The state's beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions lure thousands of spring breakers every year, but bad decisions about drugs and ...
The USAF Thunderbirds to appear at the Valiant Air Command Tico Warbird Airshow
In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. Just six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force's official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force ...
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old Chihuahua, 'Sandi' was the perfect delivery for Marie Bayerl of Melbourne. Some of Sandi's favorite things to do are take walks with friends from the neighborhood, play with her toys and receive lots of love....
Warbird airshow to recognize the 70th anniversary of The "Memphis Belle" B-17
The B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" was one of 12,750 B-17s built by the Boeing Aircraft Company. The Belle was the most famous because she was the first heavy bomber in the European war theatre to complete 25 combat missions, with the same crew, and return to the United States with that crew. The "Memphis Belle" and her ...

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