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Celebrate Viva Florida 500 with the Melbourne Municipal Band
MELBOURNE -- Music and culture will come together April 16-17 for a unique event open to the public. The Melbourne Municipal Band will host a free concert at the Melbourne Auditorium, showcasing 500 years of Florida's rich history and cultural heritage. The event coincides with the statewide celebration of Viva F...
Run for mental health awareness, research
BREVARD -- Chances are high that you've seen someone wearing the immensely popular To Write Love on Her Arms merchandise. Founded in 2006 by Brevard County resident Jamie Tworkowski, TWLOHA has been challenging society's view of mental health and connecting those who are struggling with the precious resources they...
'Caring' goes a long way for Brevard cancer patients
BREVARD -- Cancer. The word alone strikes a crippling fear into the hearts and minds of those who have experienced its ravaging effects. While the disease literally deflates those it plagues, a local organization has become a "Superman" of sorts, offering solace in a time of need. On Saturday, April 20, the Cance...
'Young Eagles' get chance for free flight
MERRITT ISLAND -- For the 19th year in a row, local pilots will be launching another round of "Young Eagles" into the sky over Brevard County on Saturday, April 27, as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual Young Eagles Rally at ...
A 'Promise' to Zumba!
More than $8,200 was raised during Promise in Brevard's second annual Zumba Party Saturday, March 30 at the Rodes Park Community Center. All of the funds will be used to help build Promise, a safe, enjoyable and affordable housing concept in West Melbourne, where individuals with and without special needs can live, ...
Post office in Cocoa Village renamed after civil rights pioneers
BREVARD -- The legacy of the first martyrs of the civil rights movement was cemented earlier this month after a post office in Cocoa Village was renamed after the slain pioneers. On Wednesday, April 3, the United States Post Office at 600 Florid...
Sea turtle season begins in Brevard
BREVARD -- 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...
A 'Magic' project
Steve Lindner of Melbourne is a full-time construction site supervisor with Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. On Saturday, April 6, he ended up supervising Glen Davis of the Orlando Magic. Mr. Davis has taken a break from the game until his injured left foot heals. Until then, he has time to build homes for those in n...
The foundation of a promising future
Employees of Harris Corporation volunteer to build a house for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. Monday through Friday, Suzanne Brown of Viera works as a software engineer at Harris Corporation, while Glenn Gramm of Titusville works as a project manager. On Saturday, April 6, they served as construction workers on a n...
Channel your energy to discover the mustang
MIMS -- Find your center, and let your positive energy flow into the majestic mustangs next weekend. On Saturday, April 20, The Wild Horse Rescue Center will host "Horse Energy/Discovering the Mustang" from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on channeling your energy, while working with the great Americ...
Taking over the kitchen
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida held its annual "Men Cooking from the Heart" event at Melbourne Auditorium Saturday, April 6. The event features local men, who may not cook for a living, preparing their favorite dishes. This year's theme was 'disco,' which explains Bill Horschel's costume. Mr. Horschel of Grant ...
Annual 'Fruit Tree Sale' provides guests with exotic plants
MELBOURNE -- Residents looking for rare and unusual fruit trees are encouraged to attend the 31st annual "Fruit Tree Sale" by the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club. On Saturday, April 27, the club will be selling several exotic tropical and subtropical fruit trees at the Melbourne Auditorium on Hibiscus Boulevard...
Robotics team pushes all the right buttons at regional competition
MELBOURNE -- The Melbourne High School Robotics team, known as "Team Voltage," finished in second place at the South Florida Robotics Regional in Fort Lauderdale last month. The competition, which was held during the last weekend of ...
Home raising
Saturday, April 6 provided a big moment for Wendy and Colin Anderson of Palm Bay, as they raised the first wall of their new home. The home is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, in cooperation with Harris Corporation. President and CEO of Harris Corp. Bill Brown, on left, lent a hand during the wall rais...
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...
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...
Pet of the week
An 8-year-old Pekingese, 'Capone' is the precious pup of Bev and Lou Ditello of Merritt Island. Some of Capone's favorite things to do are celebrating his birthday (especially when the flowers are for him!), walking the park at Island Lakes and giving out free kisses to everyone he meets....

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