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'Island Hop and Poker Run' to benefit Promise in Brevard
BREVARD -- A wet and wildly fun poker run will take place this weekend, all for an excellent cause. On Sunday, June 23, Route 1 Motorsports in Grant is hosting the Summer Kickoff Island Hop and Poker Run to benefit Promise in Brevard. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run beginning at 11 a.m. All proceeds ...
Full-size replica of Hubble Space Telescope installed inside new Space Shuttle Atlantis
The world's most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, is much more than a permanent home for the priceless Atlantis spacecraft. This $100 million attraction, opening June 29, will shine the spotlight on NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program and it...
Tinctures back on shelves at herbal markets
BREVARD -- Cecelia Avitabile, owner of The Herb Corner, has a reason to celebrate. After a visit from a Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agent in May, Mrs. Avitabile was forced to pull the herbal tinctures off of her shelves. Because the tinctures contained alcohol, the agent deemed them non-co...
Cadets prepare for liftoff
Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol, based at the TICO Airport, put the finishing touches on their rocket Saturday, June 15. Cadets Matt Weiner, 14, of Rockledge, Luis Fernandez, 15, of Titusville, Jon McMillan, 18, of Cocoa, Daniel Bontrager, 13, of Merritt Island, Mark Brown, 18, of Titusville, and Patrick Good, 17, of Port ...
Inaugural beachside triathlon this weekend
INDIALANTIC -- A new athletic event of epic proportions will make its debut this weekend. The inaugural Beachside Boardwalk Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 23 at Nance Park in Indialantic. The triathlon, which is sanctioned by the USA Triathlon, will take place throughout the gorgeous beachside town of I...
Sand, sea turtles and celebrations
Xander Martinez, 6, and Juliana Martinez, 10, of Indian Harbour Beach worked on a sand art project at the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Sunday, June 16. The society celebrated World Sea Turtle Day and Archie Carr's birthday, with a party that included refreshments, kids' activities, a silent auction and a viewing of the ...
Automobile restoration company to build international headquarters in Brevard
TITUSVILLE -- A world-renowned provider of restoration parts for classic automobiles will build a new home in Titusville, officials said. Eckler Industries, Inc., a provider of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast automobiles, re...
Palm Bay man accused of second-degree murder held on $500,000 bond
BREVARD -- A Palm Bay man charged with second-degree murder for the death of his roommate is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail complex on a $500,000 bond, authorities said. On Monday, June 10, police arrested 35-year-old James Lindsey after responding to a 911 call involving a physical alterc...
'You will not board this ship!'
Nathan Clements, 4, of West Melbourne tries his hand at piracy at the second annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest Friday, June 14. Captain Dan Leeward brought his pirate ship up from the Treasure Coast to give children of all ages the chance to participate. The pirate fest was a three-day event, held at the International Palms Re...
Luau to raise money for organization
BREVARD -- Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine is encouraging the public to attend a very special luau celebration. "Luau in the Himalayas" is a feast of food, beverage and fun, organizers said. The event will be held at the Him...
Rocket man, burning out his fuse
Steve Alban of Palm Bay launches his yellow two-stage rocket Saturday, June 15. Mr. Alban has been into rocketry for more than 40 years. The launch event was organized by the Spaceport Rocketry Association. Visit www.speceportrocketry.org for the schedule of the group's monthly events....
Celebrating sea turtles
Abigail Russell, 15, of Cocoa explains her process to volunteer Ann Zscheile at the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Sunday, June 16 in Indialantic. The society celebrated World Sea Turtle Day and Archie Carr's birthday, with an event that included refreshments, kids' activities, a silent auction and a viewing of the studen...
Arson deemed cause of flea market fire
COCOA -- As dozens of local vendors try to pick up the pieces of their one-of-a-kind possessions, investigators are still trying to determine the exact cause of a fire last week that brought a Brevard County staple to ashes. In the wee hours of the morning on June 11, crews...
A pirate's life for me
Kaelyn Parlo, 7, Rylan Delp, 2, along with their mother Krista Delp, tried their hand at piracy at the second annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest, Friday, June 14. Captain Dan Leeward brought his pirate ship up from the Treasure Coast to give children of all ages the chance to participate. The pirate fest was a three-day event, ...
Local thrift store raises money for those in need
BREVARD -- To help medical students further their education, a local thrift store is in need of community support to achieve its goal of raising $100,000 for local scholarships. "Our main goal is to fund scholarships for students, who volunteer at Wuesthoff Hospital or have family members, who work for the...
To the moon and back
Ann Marten of Rockledge got the chance to look at the moon through a 24-inch telescope Thursday, June 14 at the Brevard Community College Observatory on the Cocoa Campus. The observatory and its telescopes are open to the public Friday and Saturday nights. The Brevard Astrological Society operates the observatory and can be...

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