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Parents, students get chance to ‘Sail to Success’ this weekend
BREVARD — Parents and students will get a chance to ‘Sail to Success’ at a special educational summit planned for Palm Bay Elementary School, Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. Robert Medina, a former Marine and current director of Community Relations for U.S. Congressman Bill Posey, will be the keynote speaker and will target strengthening the family, as a means of helping students ...
Indialantic Chamber Singers to host two fall concerts
SUNTREE -- A beloved beachside choral ensemble will host its annual fall concerts this weekend, but without an integral part. The Indialantic Chamber Singers will present "Songs of Evening and the New Day" on Friday, Oct. 18 at Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree a...
Space Coast Home Show to spark new ideas, trends this weekend
VIERA -- Space Coast residents will be able to get information on a variety of topics at one of Brevard's most popular events this weekend. The 2013 Space Coast Home Show: Health and Active Living will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Viera Regional Park Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admiss...
A slice of hope
VIERA -- A staple at The Avenue Viera, Pizza Gallery and Grill has always exercised a sort of "pizza with a purpose" philosophy, giving back to the community through various fundraisers and events. But this month - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the restau...
Advocating for the victims
Agent Jessie Holton of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office holds the leash of 'Primus,' while Kate Allen of Viera, a victims' advocate from The Women's Center, pets him during the Take Back The Night event, held at Florida Tech Friday. Oct. 11. The annual event brings focus to victims of domestic violence and brings togethe...
'Once upon a midnight dreary' at the Brevard Museum
BREVARD -- The mystery and macabre of Edgar Allan Poe go hand-in-hand with the eerie fascination of Halloween. To celebrate this Gothic union, the Brevard Museum of Natural History and Science will host "Poe-try and Predators" on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the event is $15. The event ...
Texting while driving ban 'confusing' to Brevard motorists
BREVARD -- On Oct. 1, Florida roadways became a little bit safer, as a texting, while driving, ban went into effect. While the intentions of the "Florida ban on Texting While Driving Law" are clearly for the good of all who travel on Florida's roads, it has been criticized, by some, as one of the weakest ...
Unwrapping hope for the holidays
BREVARD -- Melbourne-based charity Kids Without Christmas will make the holiday season a little jollier for hundreds children in need, after raising $24,000 at its annual fundraiser on Oct. 5. The fundraiser, which was held at Wickham Park, hosted 500 people. Found...
Kids keeping fit
Kylie Pulpini, 5, of Melbourne crosses the finish line on the run portion of the I Am Fast Aquathon, Sunday, Oct. 6 at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. Kylie took first place in her age group. Children took part in a splash and dash, which included swimming laps and running. The event was coordinated by Space Coast You...
Blogger, collector team up for fabulous home decor
BREVARD -- Ally Schmidheiser was born with a love for beautiful home décor. Mrs. Schmidheiser, who runs a "Do it Yourself" and interior design blog called "Home By Ally," said her love for repurposing furniture and interior design runs in her blood, as her great uncle owned an interior design business for...
Five Space Coast companies named 'Florida Companies to Watch'
ROCKLEDGE -- Five Space Coast companies were named winners of the 2013 "Florida Companies to Watch" competition on Oct. 7. Mainstream Engineering Corp. of Rockledge and Melbourne-based Refrigerated Express, LLC, won after being nominated by the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast. Othe...
Conquering the cones
Cpl. Rob Mench of the Satellite Beach Police Department took his turn Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Third Annual Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety and Training Trials at Melbourne Square Mall. Police officers from all parts of the country came to the Space Coast to train and compete....
Women's Association names new president
BREVARD -- The American Business Women's Association announced last month that there will be a new president for its Oceanside Charter Chapter. Laura Chiesman, a certified financial planner at FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach, was elected president on Sept. 27. Ms. Chiesman, who served as vice presid...
Master of the turns
Officer Eric Koller of the Cocoa Beach Police Department took his turn Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Third Annual Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety and Training Trials at Melbourne Square Mall. Police officers from all parts of the country came to the Space Coast to train and compete. Officer Koller has been with the CBPD for...
Catholic school implements SchoolSAFE program
INDIALANTIC -- In an effort to create a safer learning environment for staff and students, one beachside Catholic school completed mock-crisis drills, as part of a Colorado-based company's program. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School staff and emergency officials from throughout Brevard County participate...
Chamber of Commerce to honor home-based businesses with ribbon cutting
PALM BAY -- The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce is determined to help the little guy succeed, as it will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated to local home-based businesses. The Chamber will host "Business on the One" on Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at its offices located on U.S. 1 in Palm Bay. Cynthia Da...
Pet of the week
A 2-year-old Maltese-Chihuahua, 'Louie' is the sweet pup of Alesa Terraglio of Merritt Island. In his spare time, Louie loves eating his 'good boy' treats, wrestling with Dad and Mom and going outside to explore his yard....

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