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BCC recruits for 911 public safety dispatch academy
BREVARD -- Expand your horizons, and give back to your community this summer. Brevard Community College is currently recruiting for its Summer 2013 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy. Application deadline is Friday, May 17, and the program begins on June 3 at the Melbourne campus. "The program was last of...
Local elementary students to embark on odyssey this summer
PALM BAY -- Barbi Miller has a lot to be proud of this school year. The gifted student enrichment teacher at Palm Bay Elementary is over-the-moon excited about what her Odyssey of the Mind and Future Problem Solving teams have accomplished. Both teams have been awarded first place at the state level competitions, securing an invitation to ...
Satellite High senior named National PAL Youth of the Year
SATELLITE BEACH -- A senior at Satellite High School achieved an outstanding honor this month, after being named the National PAL Youth of the Year for 2013. Liza Creatura, 17, will receive a $2,500 scholarship in San Diego, Calif., on May 22. The scholarship is in recognition...
Down at the roller derby...
No. 5150 'Ruthless Roxy,' who lives beachside, turns a corner at Saturday night's bout, where local Roller Derby League, the Molly Roger Rollergirls, entertained a large crowd Saturday, May 4 at the Palm Bay Recreation Center on Port Malabar Boulevard. More information about the league can be found at www.mrrg.net....
'Elijah' to be performed in its entirety
MELBOURNE -- An Old Testament prophet will come to life in the performance of "Elijah," an oratorio by Mendelssohn, on Saturday, May 11. Robert Lamb, professor of music, director of choral activities and chairman of the department of performing and visual arts for Brev...
Permission to come aboard, sir?
Nicholas Smith, 5, of Indialantic waits his turn before getting his hands on the wheel of the Galeón Andalucía Sunday, May 5. The Galeón Andalucía is a replica 17th Century Spanish ship. The tall ship visited Florida to mark the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorers landing in Florida. The ship will be open to the public through May 12 ...
'These are not the droids you are looking for...'
Allie Avena, 6, and her brother Vinny, 3, of West Melbourne got the chance to meet Storm Troopers and other creatures Saturday, May 4 at Famous Faces and Funnies in Melbourne. The famous Star Wars phrase 'May the force be with you' inspired the 'May the 4th be with you' event for Star Wars fans. This year, the day coincided...
City of Palm Bay to host 'Food Truck Wars'
BREVARD -- Mark your calendar for May 18, and bring your appetite to "Food Truck Wars." This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the Palm Bay BCC Fairgrounds. With more than 40 gourmet food trucks from across Florida, even the pickiest of eaters will find a delectable dish to satisfy the...
Boat race to zoom through Cocoa Beach
BREVARD -- Five days of offshore power-boat racing will hit the Space Coast May 15-19 during the fourth annual "Thunder on Cocoa Beach: The Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix." Sunday, May 19, is race day at the Cocoa Beach Pier, Alan Shepard Park and L...
Rounding the corner
No. 88 'Circus Peanut' of Titusville makes her way around the track during a Roller Derby bout, where local Roller Derby League, the Molly Roger Rollergirls, entertained a large crowd Saturday, May 4 at the Palm Bay Recreation Center on Port Malabar Boulevard. More information about the league can be found at www.mrrg.net....
West Melbourne Police confiscate 44 pounds of marijuana from storage lockers
BREVARD -- West Melbourne authorities uncovered an alleged marijuana growing operation in a storage unit Saturday, April 27, confiscating 34 plants, with an approximate weight of 44 pounds. During the bust, authorities arrested Marco Arias, 52, of Melbourne and charged him...
Comic book craze
Chloe Blackwell, 7, of Palm Bay showed off her haul of free comics to a Storm Trooper Saturday, May 4 at Famous Faces and Funnies in Melbourne. The famous Star Wars phrase 'May the force be with you' inspired the 'May the 4th be with you' event for Star Wars fans. This year, the day coincided with Free Comic Book Day, in wh...
Local filmmakers to celebrate "15-Minutes" of fame
BREVARD -- Everyone wants to have their 15-minutes of fame, and some Brevard County residents will celebrate theirs next weekend. On Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, the "15-Minutes of Fame" Festival of Short Films will take place in Palm Bay. This independent film festival will showcase films produced by up-...
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...
Making it look easy
Michal Anthony DiBiase of Rocklege competed in Brevard's inaugural StayFit Strongman Competition on Saturday, May 4. The weight Mr. DiBiase is shown lifting weighs 365 pounds and was carried for distance to score points. The event was held to raise funds for the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida. StayFit Health Club of ...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Golden Retriever, 'Indy Anna' is the easy-going pet of Kevin and Valerie Samson of Palm Bay. Some of Indy's favorite things to do are play with her family, get spoiled by said family and make friends with the neighborhood lizards....

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