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'Boo at the Zoo' begins this weekend
MELBOURNE -- Come experience the tricks and treats that one of the Space Coast's most popular, family-friendly Halloween events has to offer. "Boo at the Zoo," the Brevard Zoo's annual Halloween event, kicks off on Friday, Oct. 11. This weekend-long event will span the entire month of October, from Oct. 1...
Beachside 5K promises a bewitchingly good time
INDIALANTIC -- October is finally here, and that means it's time for all of the ghouls and goblins to put on their running shoes. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the town of Indialantic will host its sixth annual Witch Way 5K Run/Walk, a family-friendly event. The race, which takes place at Nance Park at the Indial...
High school rallies for new dugout
MELBOURNE -- Despite its past accomplishments on the field, the Melbourne High School baseball program could face some heavy hits this school year. Earlier this year, the Brevard County School Board deemed the former state champion's dugout, locker room and utility room as "inhabitable," as a result of out...
Family-friendly fun at the Brevard Museum
COCOA -- Are you looking for something new and fun to do with your family or special someone next Friday? On Friday, Oct. 18, the Brevard Museum of Natural History and Science will host "Family Friday," a new, monthly event. "Sept. 20 was our very first time hosting Family Fridays," said Rachel Burris, di...
Reaching new heights
The first Vero Beach Air Show in nearly 20 years returned to the Vero Beach Municipal Airport last weekend to the delight of aerial enthusiasts across the Treasure Coast. Some of the country's best aerobatic pilots wowed the crowd with death defying stunts and aerial maneuvers that kept the crowd wanting more. A je...
Palm Bay detective receives top honor
PALM BAY -- A local detective received a distinguished award on Wednesday, Sept. 25, for his outstanding service to the Palm Bay community. Palm Bay Police Detective Greg Guillette was named "Outstanding Law Enforce...
Future robotic engineers
Matt Riddick, 12, of Melbourne, Julian Melendez, 13, Logan Darling, 13, and Logan Rhodes, 12, of Palm Bay check out their teams' robot Saturday, Oct. 5 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach. The team from Stone Middle School, named the 'Robo Gophers,' took part in the CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, which brought rob...
Free feline 'fixes' help curb feral cat community, helps owners in need
BREVARD -- One local organization is determined to help drive down the high feline-euthanasia rate in Brevard County by giving away dozens of free feline "fixes" for the 13th anniversary of "National Feral Cat Day." On Wednesday, Oct. 16, PURRS (People Underwriting the Rescue and Rehab of Strays) and H.O.P...
Faculty art exhibit on display at King Center
BREVARD -- A year's worth of artistic and expressionistic faculty research will be on display at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, during the month of October. The artwork, created by Eastern Florida State College's faculty members, will be on display until Oct. 28 in the Harris Corporati...
A focus on the future
Pink Team members Jordan Green, 15, Coleman Hilburn, 17, Hunter Fitch, 18, Karl Rothe, 18, Robert Koehler, 17, and Danielle Koehler, 15, all of Rockledge, check out their teams' robot Saturday, Oct. 5 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach. The team from several high schools took part in the CCTS Space Coast Robotics...
Eau Gallie grad celebrates five years with local veterinary office
MELBOURNE -- Since Andrea Carlson was a young girl, her love for animals has known no bounds. "My mom got me involved with horses first. I own my own horse, named 'Chatzka,' and she is a Halfinger," Ms. Carlson said. "Then I rode with Harmony Farms for five years and ...
Golf tournament to benefit families in need
BREVARD -- A new nonprofit estimates that there are 2,100 homeless families and 1,636 homeless students in Brevard County. As a way to help decrease these numbers, its volunteers are hosting a golf tournament next weekend to help promote the organization's goal. The second annual Artemis Family Promise Go...
Nailing the backstroke
Paige Gillette, 8, of Melbourne Beach does the backstroke in the swim portion of the I Am Fast Aquathon, Sunday, Oct. 6 at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. Children took part in a splash and dash, which included swimming laps and running. The event was coordinated by Space Coast Youth Multi-Sports. More information can...
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers paddle sports class
TITUSVILLE -- The responsibility of being a safe boater rests not only on motorized watercraft operators, but on those, who enjoy paddle sports, as well. On Saturday, Oct. 12, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 17-09, will host Paddle Sports America, a safety class for paddlecraft operators...
'Fun Run' aimed at rescuing thoroughbred horses
BREVARD -- One local organization is encouraging the community to get some exercise Saturday, Oct. 12, all while helping to rescue local thoroughbred horses. Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds of Port St. John will host the "Family Fun, Walk, Stroll or Roll" event at Wickham Park. The event will be the ...
In a galaxy far, far away...
Storm Troopers Jason Brennan of Rockledge and Jeff Boucher of Port St. John took part in the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase at the King Center for the Performing Arts. The two, who have donned Storm Troopers gear since 2012, posed for pictures, to the delight of many who attended. Other groups included the Brevard Symphony Orc...
Cruise ship to travel from New York to Brevard this winter
PORT CANAVERAL -- A new cruise ship will grace Brevard County's local waters Tuesday, Oct. 15, as the "Norwegian Breakaway" makes its inaugural call in Port Canaveral. After making its debut this past May, the ship will spend the winter season cruising weekly from New York City, sailing a seven-day Bahamas...
Pet of the week
A 7-month-old Dachshund/Chihuahua-mix, 'Avery' is the 'awww-dorable' puppy of Rachel Hoch of Melbourne Beach. Some of this 'chi-weenie's' favorite things to do are snuggle, give kisses and play with his squeaky toys....

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