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Local woman finds new passion in retirement
MELBOURNE -- Neil Armstrong once proclaimed, "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer." While many may envision a similar picture when they think of an engineer, one former engineer has broken the mold with her creative vision. Tricia Eisen, a Melbourne resident, once found...
Boating safety class for new and experienced water lovers
BREVARD -- Although the upcoming school year is on the horizon, Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year. One organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, July 27, the United States...
Handing over the keys
On Saturday, July 20, Bill Welser of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County opened the ceremony, leading to Pauline and Veronica Clark receiving the keys to their new home. This home represents the 300th family served by Habitat of Brevard and was completed with help from seven local churches, the City of Melbourne and the ...
Therapy dogs offer unconditional love, happiness
BREVARD -- Pets play a highly significant role in the lives of Americans. Whether you are dog, cat or exotic animal lover, the bond that people share with their pet surpasses, sometimes, many relationships in their lifetime. There is one incredible bond that dog owners may share with their pooch, and that...
New Central Florida dating site offers safe way to find a mate
BREVARD -- The Brevard dating scene now has a new online option for residents to meet their ideal mates in a safe and trusting way. CHECKEDmates is a new dating site, targeting the Central Florida area, which has partnered with one of the largest national background screening companies to verify user ident...
Testing the zombie armor
Julian Krause, 5, of Melbourne tested Jason Heinly's zombie protection armor Saturday, July 20 at Famous Faces and Funnies in Melbourne. Famous Faces and Funnies held its annual 'Not at Comic-Con' event that day, making reference to the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con, taking place the same weekend. The Melbourne Zombie Wa...
Taking 'em down
Brevard County's own Molly Roger Rollergirls had a bout against the Thunder City Derby Sirens from Deland on Saturday, July 13. The bout was held at the Palm Bay Recreation Center on Port Malabar Boulevard. Pictured with a Deland Derby Siren member are No. 60 'Deep Space Fine' of Cocoa and No. 38 'Five Knuckle Bullet' of Pa...
New election equipment for November
BREVARD -- Brevard County will be one of the first counties in the state to feature new election equipment in this year. The new equipment is part of a mandate made by the Florida Legislature that requires all ADA election equipment use paper ballots by th...
Rockin' roller girls skate with style
Brevard County's own Molly Roger Rollergirls had a bout against the Thunder City Derby Sirens from DeLand on Saturday, July 13. The bout was held at the Palm Bay Recreation Center on Port Malabar Boulevard. Pictured in front of some Deland Derby Sirens members are No. 3 'Madness' of Viera, No. 333 'Julie Black and Deck-Her'...
'Every Day is Veteran's Day' at One Senior Place
MELBOURNE -- Veteran's Day may be several months away, but one local business believes that its community should honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of its heroes each day. On Friday, July 26, One Senior Place will host its inaugural "Every Day is Veteran's Day" event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Because o...
Setting her down easy
Palm Bay firefighter Jason Dorey was one of several rescue personnel to participate in a landing demonstration of the First Flight helicopter during the City of Palm Bay's recent Splashes and Sparks celebration. All Palm Bay firefighters are trained in assisting helicopter landings....
Free conference connects local entrepreneurs to federal contracting
MELBOURNE -- Local entrepreneurs, who are interested in learning more about federal contracting, are encouraged to attend an event hosted by Congressman Bill Posey on Aug. 5 and 6. This free Federal Contracting Conference will be held at the Florida Institute of Technology's Denius Center at 7:30 a.m. Fede...
Pet of the week
A 2-and-a-half-year-old kitten, 'Chanel' is the loving pet of mommy Mandee Clark and grandma Debbie Strimple of Palm Bay. Some of Chanel's favorite pastimes include looking outside the window from atop of the love seat and playing with the string enclosures on the blinds for hours, giving 'love bites' on her owners' ankles until she gets a treat a...

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