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Financial planning, readiness seminar to benefit seniors
VIERA -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." While many know preparedness is important, many seniors put off, or simply forget, to plan for their "golden years" until a crisis is present. Brevard County seniors, however, will learn the ...
Charity fundraiser to help raise awareness for abused children
VIERA -- Throughout the United States, Child Protective Service agencies received more than 3.4 million calls in 2011 alone. That same year, an estimated 1,570 children died as a result of abuse and neglect in the U.S. These statistics, however, aren't as far-reaching as one may think. Out of these 1,570 fatalitie...
Easter buddies
Tallon Szczepansky, 4, of Melbourne makes friends with the Easter Bunny and an Easter chick at McLarty Park Community Center in Rockledge. Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department held a twilight egg hunt and those who attended watched the movie 'Hop' on the big screen, pictured behind Tallon....
Local dancer to mentor others across Southeast
MELBOURNE -- A young artist will soon be teaching the art of dance to others across the region. Logan Morris, a senior dancer at Dance Mania All-Stars in Melbourne, was recently named a staff member for the Universal Dance Association. In order to be a staff member for the UDA, Ms. Morris had to go through a leng...
Tandem surfing
Kymmie Singletary and Ed Martinez, both of Cocoa Beach, show off their moves in the Tandem Surf Exhibition at this year's Cocoa Beach Easter Surf Festival Saturday, March 30. The pair has been working in tandem for just six months. Event organizers hope to spread interest in the sport that is relatively new to the East Coas...
Church to host beachside choral ensemble
SUNTREE -- A local church is set to host a musical event, full of intricate harmonies and beautiful melodies, and everyone is invited. On Friday, April 12, the Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree will host a concert by the Indialantic Chamber Singers titled "Music-- to Love, to Praise, to Dance." The free performanc...
Brevard County to sue school district
BREVARD -- A battle for the future of some of Brevard's students still lingers, as several community leaders and parents are frantically trying to halt the closings of three local schools. On March 21, Brevard County Commissioners filed a lawsuit against t...
Brevard unemployment drops for the month of February
BREVARD -- Brevard's unemployment rate continues to drop, showing a slow economic improvement for the Space Coast, which took a hit after the closure of the shuttle program last year. For the month of February, Brevard County recorded an unemployment rate of ...
And the winners are...
The competitors of the Steven G. Casanova Pro Short Board contest line up to find out who the winners are at this year's Easter Surf Festival at Cocoa Beach. Left to right: Chris Duff of Cocoa Beach took second-place; Correy Howell of Melbourne Beach won third-place; Justin Quintal of Jacksonville placed fourth; and Chris T...
On the zip line
Issac Angell, 14, of Palm Bay shows off on the zip line at Runaway Country Sunday, March 24. The three-day festival was staged at Melbourne's 400-acre Wickham Park, featuring camping, food and live performances by some of the biggest names in country music....
Sea turtle season begins in Brevard
BEACHES -- Residents are encouraged to take extra precaution from now until Oct. 31, as Brevard County has kicked off another turtle-nesting season. The Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office said that leatherback sea turtles, the largest livin...
Mark your calendars! SpringFest is coming
MALABAR -- Family fun will be aplenty this upcoming weekend. The town of Malabar will host its annual SpringFest on Saturday, April 13. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Malabar Community Park. "The SpringFest event offers a full day of fun for the whole family," said Cindi Kelley, event co...
Wags and waves
'Booker D. Surfdog' of Boynton Beach gave the folks at the 2013 Easter Surf Fest a doggone good show. The dog, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire pit bull mix, arrived by helicopter. She was helped ashore and in the water by Brevard County Fire Rescue's senior lifeguard Dakota James of Palm Bay. 'Booker D.' was also the ...
Global aerospace company opens first U.S. facility in Melbourne
BREVARD -- A global aerospace supplier will open its first facility within the United States at the Melbourne International Airport this spring, which is expected to create at least 50 jobs by 2016, officials said. Archo Solutions Engineering, w...
Stakes are high for 10th annual Molly Mutt Poker Run
COCOA -- Calling all gamblers and animal lovers! Put on your best poker face and be prepared to bet the farm for fuzzy and four-legged friends. On Sunday, April 7, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 10th annual Molly Mutt Poker Run, beginning at 10 a.m. All vehicles are welcome, as the CBHS celebrat...
These might be a little big for us...
Officer Chris Bradshaw of the Cocoa Police Department SWAT team (front) and Officer Victor Carpenter help Noah McMinis, 4, of Rockledge try on some body armor, as Noah's brother, Walter, 7, inspects his own armor and helmet. The city of Cocoa Police SWAT team displayed the tools of their trade during the Cocoa Village Chili...
Cookbook sales benefit veterans
VIERA -- Soup has warmed the soul of a Melbourne Veterans facility. "Simply Soup," a cookbook created with unique recipes by Indian River Colony Club sous chef Kathy Green, and residents Nancy Carroll and Judi Bickmore, recently raised $6,702 for the Veteran's Transitional Facility in Melbourne. "The original inte...
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 teac...
Pet of the week
A 1-year-old rag doll kitten, 'Karlina' is the equine-loving pet of Lorraine Honeycutt of Palm Bay. Some of Karlina's favorite pastimes include riding her stuffed pony, 'Peace,' playing with her toys and napping....

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