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Turtle Krawl set to be largest 5K in history of Brevard County
BREVARD -- In 2009, Mark Petrillo was determined to bring something back from the past. "There was no race in 2009, and that was when I was elected to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Board of Directors," he said. "I noticed a '$0' next to the 'Turtle Krawl' line item on our financial reports and was to...
'The Florida Suite' captures magic of Florida
BREVARD -- After three years of dedication and careful planning, Jeff Thompson is ready to share his masterpiece with film lovers everywhere. On Friday, Sept. 6, Mr. Thompson will be on-hand for the screening of his 41-minute documentary fi...
Space Coast teams with video game designers
BREVARD -- The Space Coast has entered the realm of virtual reality through a new space-themed iPad app, available to more than 1 million people around the world. Solar Flux HD is an iPad puzzle and strategy game tasking players to explore the uni...
Local aviation company donates $10,000 to Brevard Special Olympics
BREVARD -- Hundreds of athletes with disabilities will continue to participate in the Olympic games, thanks to the generosity of a local business. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, BBA Aviation, parent company of Aircraft Service International Group in Melbourne, donated $10,000 to Brevard Special Olympics during a c...
Tandem surfing
Tandem Surfers Kymmie Singletary and Ed Martinez of Cocoa Beach demonstrated their technique during the 28th Annual National Kidney Foundation Rich Salick Pro Am Surfing Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. The surf fest took place Saturday, Sunday and Monday....
Gemini Elementary to host 'Tennis for Technology' tournament
BREVARD -- Help Gemini Elementary School make a "racquet" next week, as it hosts the second annual Tennis for Technology Tournament. The event, which is hosted in partnership with the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club, will be held Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbou...
Grant to help kids discover nature
VIERA -- In an attempt to help Brevard children get outdoors and experience nature, Brevard Zoo is creating an early childhood education program, thanks to a recent donation. The PNC Foundation awarded Brevard Zoo a $46,000 grant to fund the two-year, early-childhood education program. The program, which w...
Working the wave
Chauncey Robinson, 15, of Melbourne Beach does his thing, adjacent to the Cocoa Pier during the 28th Annual National Kidney Foundation Rich Salick Pro Am Surfing Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. The surf fest took place Saturday, Sunday and Monday....
New program designed to help local businesses win government contracts
BREVARD -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced the launch of an online government contract service on Aug. 29. G.O. Contracts provides registered users in targeted sectors access to a one-stop government procurement database system, which contains more than 700,000 govern...
Teacher named finalist for Pet Industry 'Woman of the Year' award
INDIALANTIC -- Virginia Hamilton has always believed in giving back to her community through service. The gifted teacher at Indialantic Elementary School founded the Canine Commandos 10 years ago, after brainstorming a new service project to do with her students. "I founded Canine Commandos because commun...
Getting creative with clay
Volunteer Nadine Antaillia works with Caroline Gadaire, 5, of West Melbourne on a clay pot at the Scott Center for Autism Open House on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Scott Center for Autism at Florida Tech provides care for those with autism and performs research, as well. Art instruction is provided in cooperation with the Foosan...
Brevard conductor works with orchestras in the Ukraine
BREVARD -- Summertime is the official season of travel. While many take off for exotic locations throughout the world, Richard Sabino has spent the last two summers in the Ukraine. "The director of a conducting master class I participated in several years ago introduced me to a service in New York that bo...
BPS announces 'Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership'
BREVARD -- Joseph Loffek began his fifth year with Melbourne Beach's Gemini Elementary School with quite the honor -- being named the recipient of Brevard Public School's Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership. The honor, which was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 21, by Dr. Brian Binggeli, su...
Taking a doggie dip
Shannon Mulvaney of Grant brought her 1- year-old Catahoola, 'Daisy Mae,' to Ballard Park in Melbourne Saturday, Aug. 31. Ms. Mulvaney invited dogs and dog lovers to Woofstock, scheduled for Sept. 28 at Max K. Rodes Park Community Center. Woofstock will be presented by the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce....
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Parsons Jack Russell, 'Presley' is the active pup of Garry Clark of Port St. John. When he's not cooling off in his pool, some of Presley's favorite things to do are go for rides in the car, smell new smells and chase lizards, lightning, thunder, low-flying jets and pretty much anything that moves....
Tunnel to Towers 5K returns
Megan Null of Malabar carries the Flag of Honor during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Riverside Park last September in Vero Beach. This year\'s run is Sept. 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Riverside Park...

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