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Local artist gives back to educators
VIERA -- To reward local teachers for their hard work year-round, a local artist has a plan to show his appreciation. "I think they get the short end of the stick a lot times," said Derek Gores, a local collage artist and owner of Eau Gallie Arts District ArtLAB. "This will be a lot of fun and a way to just ...
'Biggest loser' of competition achieves healthier body
BREVARD -- Since the beginning of the year, 100 residents from across the county have been working to achieve their ideal body. But months of competition came to an end on Saturday, June 29, when the biggest "loser" was announced. Michael Pepe of Palm Bay lost 80 pounds in this year's "I'm Losing It 2013" ...
Sounds of the season
Elizabeth Beattie, 10, of Indialantic, prepares violins in the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's kids' activity area, July 4. The orchestra performed the night of the 4th, giving the crowd beautiful sounds to go with the bright lights and explosions of the fireworks. Elizabeth's mother also plays violin, as a member of the orche...
Eau Gallie graduate receives Fulbright scholarship
MELBOURNE -- The hard work and dedication of one college freshman has paid off in monumental ways. Shelby Thomas, an Eau Gallie High School graduate and University of South Florida freshman, received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Cardiff, Bangor and Abersytwyth Universities in Wales....
Space exhibit most interactive experience in the world
BREVARD -- The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now home to the most comprehensive and interactive space exhibit in the world. On June 29, Space Shuttle Atlantis, an attraction devoted to NASA's Space Shuttle Program, o...
Next stop, half-pipes
Korinna Hatcher, 1, of Palm Bay gets expert skateboard coaching from her father at the City Of Palm Bay's Splashes and Sparks Fourth of July celebration. Korinna's dad, Jeff Hatcher, is a manager at Graffiti Skate Park in Palm Bay. The skate park organized contests for bikes and skateboards during the event....
Festive fun on the Fourth
Mason Burks, 9, of Satellite Beach waves to his family, while cooling off on the inflatable waterslide at the City of Rockledge's Fourth of July celebration in McLarty Park. Kids of all ages had the chance to slip down water slides, climb on a fire truck and listen to patriotic music....
Travel the World with the Swingtime Jazz Band
BREVARD -- Are you a few sky miles shy of a whirlwind adventure this summer? Don't fret! Let the Swingtime Jazz Band be your passport to adventure at its "Travel the World" concerts. The concerts, which are part of the band's "Not-in-the-Park" summer picnic concert series, will be at the Melbourne Audito...
Sliding into the celebration
Mason Burks, 9, of Satellite Beach flies down the waterslide at the City of Rockledge's Fourth of July celebration at McLarty Park. Kids of all ages had the chance to slip down water slides, climb on a fire truck and listen to patriotic music....
Stetson junior develops mobile app, presents research on Capitol Hill
TITUSVILLE -- As Stetson University student and Astronaut High School graduate Katie Moore embarks upon her senior year, she is not wasting a future-shaping second. Recently, the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate presented her independent research project at a conference on Capitol Hill. Posters o...
Vietnam veteran gets medal after 43 years
COCOA -- The year was 1971. The place was Vietnam. United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jack Proctor's job was to protect and watch out for his men maintaining the equipment to build a highway through the Central Highlands, but matters were complicated during a skirmish where two soldiers were ...
'Outta my way... I've got a fire to put out!'
Wilson Gonzalez, 16 months, of Rockledge got the chance to sit in a Rockledge Fire Department fire truck during the city's Fourth of July celebration. Water slides, bouncy houses, food vendors, a fire truck and music were just some of the activities featured at the event....
Manufacturing earns top honors
MELBOURNE -- A Melbourne-based company was named a finalist for the "Florida Companies to Watch Award" this month. Anuva, a local manufacturing company, announced on July 2 that its "Design and Distribution" electronics manufacturing enterprise had been listed under the "Florida's Second-Stage Growth Comp...
My new wheels!
Zoey Willis, 8, of Palm Bay shows off her new bike at a Fourth of July picnic, held at Wickham Park. Jesus Is The Key Church in Melbourne gave away several bikes for both children and adults in need at the annual picnic, which featured free hot dogs, snow cones, bouncy houses and raffles....
Pet of the week
A 12-week-old yellow Labrador retriever, 'Rafiki' is the unbelievably adorable pup of Meagan McGone of Viera. Some of Rafiki's favorite hobbies are chewing everything in sight, digging holes in the yard and hiding from his archenemy - the vacuum. ...

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