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'Footprints' wanted to help combat kidney disease
BREVARD -- Savanna Pitard, special events coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, is looking for people willing to get sand in their shoes for a good cause - the second annual Footprints in the Sand Beach Walk Saturday, May 4. Starting with an 8 a.m. check-in at the Cocoa Beach Pier, voluntee...
Founders Day to celebrate 130 years
BREVARD -- Since the late 1800s, a beachside town has celebrated its founding with a special day of fun and family enjoyment. On Saturday, May 4, residents and visitors throughout the Space Coast are encouraged to attend Melbourne Beach's annual Founders D...
Pretty at the pageant
Aura Martinez, 14, of Melbourne represented Honduras in the Miss Latina Brevard Pageant Saturday, April 27. Her dress and head-dress made specifically for the competition represented Honduras, its flag, and other cultural aspects of the country. The pageant was organized by United Third Bridge and held in Palm Bay. Thirteen...
Festive fun to benefit Humane Society
COCOA -- Put on your party sombrero, and enjoy some mariachi music with the Central Brevard Humane Society this Wednesday. Brevard County's oldest established animal welfare organization will host its second annual "Cinco de Critters" fundraiser at El Charro Fine Mexican Food on May 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. El Charro wi...
A life-sized Tonka truck
Caleb Thomason, 2, of Cocoa Village enjoyed discovering the horn button on this piece of heavy equipment Saturday, April 27. Brevard County Parks and recreation held a Touch-A-Truck event at Kiwanis Park in Merritt Island. Kids of all ages got the chance to play with dump trucks, fire trucks and monster trucks....
Future firefighters
Richard Dees of Port St. John helped his two grandsons down from a fire engine Saturday, April 27. Corbin Dees, 3, and Logan Milton, 2, got a chance to climb on trucks at the Brevard County Parks and recreation Touch-A-Truck event at Kiwanis Park on Merritt Island. Kids of all ages got the chance to play with dump trucks, f...
Chick-Fil-A opens new location, creates jobs
PALM BAY -- Keep an eye out for cows holding signs that say "Eat Mor Chikin" on Malabar Road. Chick-Fil-A officially opened its doors to a new location in Palm Bay on April 25, bringing the delicious, original chicken sandwich, as well as 65 new jobs, to the area. Opening his first Chick-Fil-A restaurant in 1967, ...
DNA for property aimed to curb theft
PALM BAY -- Palm Bay residents now have the opportunity to give their property its own DNA, as the city will become the first in the United States and Canada to use a new high-tech tool, designed to curb property theft. The Palm Bay Police Department, with CopD...
The new Miss Latina Brevard
This year's Miss Latina Brevard was crowned Saturday, April 27 at the Palm Bay Unity Center. This year's winner is Zoey Jiminez, 17, of Palm Bay. Zoey represented the Dominican Republic in the 11th annual pageant....
Brevard talent abound at organ recital
SUNTREE -- Music teachers across Brevard County will join Advent Lutheran Church's organist this Sunday for a recital that is sure to draw huge crowds. On May 5 at 6 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church will host an organ recital, with accompaniment from a women's vocal quartet and violin. Tickets are free, but are requi...
Ready for lift-off!
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Daniel Martin, 13, of Viera helps Cloe Decioccio, 14, of Cocoa Beach strap into a helicopter Saturday, April 27. The Experimental Pilot Association provided children ages 8 to 17 a chance to fly for free. For more information, visit the organization's website at www.eaa.com....
Free health care clinic celebrates two years
BREVARD -- Since first opening two years ago, Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine has grown significantly. "When we first opened, we had only four providers," said Paul Ringenberger, executive director of Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine. "Now, we have ...
Brevard Zoo educational activities
Brevard Zoo offers many educational programs for children all year long. Structured for youth ages 2 and older, these programs provide a variety of opportunities to spark a child's interest in conservation, science and the outdoors. The month of May is filled with exciting new ways for children to learn at a zoo that is nationally recognized for i...
Local gymnasts to compete on national stage
BREVARD -- Poise. Athleticism. Grace. Determination. These are words that accurately describe Kaitlyn Kitta, Summer Burr and Karla Hall. All Brevard County residents, these three young gymnasts have traveled to Battle Creek, Mich., for the United States Gymnastics Association's National Championships. The compe...
Summer camp registration starts on the Space Coast
That Florida heat is starting to creep up, the beach is calling your name and the kids are getting antsy. This could only mean one thing: summer is almost here! And to ensure your little ones have plenty of activities to keep them busy this summer, we have complied a list of some of the best camps and activities on the Space C...
Ready to reach new heights
The Experimental Aircraft Association gave youth, ages 8 to 17, the chance to fly in a small aircraft Saturday, April 27. Helicopter Pilot Dwight Bell of Indialantic gives instructions to Cloe Decioccio, 14, of Cocoa Beach in the backseat and Sydney Vickery, 14, of Merritt Island. EAA provided the young thrill-seekers with ...
Motorcycle ride to raise funding for charity
PALM BAY -- In an effort to help Brevard's neglected, abused, needy and abandoned children, NANA's House and Space Coast Harley Davidson are teaming together for a charitable motorcycle run. "Journey to Mount Dora Florida" will take place M...
Pet of the week
A 6-year-old Labrador mix, 'Riley' is the 'hoppy' pet of Amanda Mendez of Melbourne. Some of Riley's favorite things to do are beg for food, play with his BFF 'Dozer' and cuddle with just about everyone....

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