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'Day of Sustainability' to celebrate recycling, green living
MERRITT ISLAND -- To increase public awareness about sustainable practices, three local organizations are joining forces for a day of celebration and education. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Recycle Brevard, the Institute for Self Active Education and Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a "Day of Sustain...
Local resident continues own march to help the troops
BREVARD -- There's no stopping Gloria Grant. In spite of health issues, including heart disease and a broken back, the Melbourne resident continues to spearhead a local mission to make sure soldiers, stationed in Afghanistan, receive care packages from the Space Coast community. "These ...
Treasures await at new thrift shoppe
BREVARD -- After nearly eight years in the making, Betsy Farmer is one step closer to her ultimate goal -- improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing a place where they can live, work and thrive. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Ms. Farmer, her son...
Hold on tight!
Ryan Hazley, 12, and Sean Hazley, 15, fly through the sky on a ride at the Fall Festival and Oktoberfest in Viera Sunday, Oct. 27. The festival was a three-day event this year, running from Friday to Sunday. Live entertainment, rides, food and drink were all available for festival-goers....
Round and round we go
Fiona Niles, 8, of Viera rides a big swing at the Fall Festival and Oktoberfest in Viera Sunday, Oct. 27. The festival was a three-day event this year, running from Friday to Sunday. Live entertainment, rides, food and drink were all available for festival-goers....
The 'not our parent's' senior expo
BREVARD -- Baby Boomers have changed many things in their wake, so leave it to that generation to reinvent the standard senior show, which is evident when you look at the slate on tap for the Backstage Pass Boomer Bash & Senior Expo Friday, Nov. 8 at the King Center in Melbourne. "This is not our parent's Senio...
Construction expected to last until next summer for Melbourne Causeway
BEACHES -- Motorists who use the Melbourne Causeway can expect to see construction for the remainder of the year and into next summer. Construction to the causeway, which officials said is for bridge repair and rehabilitation, began on Sept. 9 of this year and isn't expected to conclude until July 2014. "A...
Library to host 'A Timely Scavenger Hunt'
MELBOURNE BEACH -- A volunteer group for the Melbourne Beach Library will host an afternoon full of fun and adventure this weekend along Ocean Avenue. The Friends of the Melbourne Beach Library will host "A Timely Scavenger Hunt" on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. "The Friends of the Melbourn...
'Let's go there next!'
Zoe Dellachioppa, 4, of Melbourne Beach and Liam Miller, 4, of Indialantic ride the elephant ride at the Holy Name of Jesus Fall Festival. The festival was a four-day event this year, running from Thursday to Sunday. Rides, food and drink were all available for festival goers....
Indialantic to choose new council member
INDIALANTIC -- Two candidates will vie for one open seat on the Indialantic Town Council in the upcoming election. Dick Dunn and Jon Whitt will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot for the Seat 3 position. Randy Greer was elected to serve on Seat 1 of the town council without opposition. Basic information about the...
Melbourne Beach voters to select two new town commissioners
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Five candidates will battle it out for two open seats on the Melbourne Beach Town Commission in the upcoming election. Bruce Black, Heather Devos Coalter, Margot Dorman, Gail Gowdy and John S. Gurecki, III, will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Bruce Black was unable to meet the deadline for...
Who will be next mayor of Melbourne Beach?
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Two candidates will vie to take on the role of Melbourne Beach Mayor in the upcoming election. Donnie Price and Jim Simmons will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. The seat will be vacated by Mayor Jay Gurecki, who has chosen not to run for reelection as mayor. Basic informa...
Melbourne Beach to choose new town commissioner
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Two candidates will vie in a special election for a seat on the Melbourne Beach Town Commission in the upcoming election. James P. Flanagan and Sandy Wilson will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Basic information about the candidates is as follows: ...
Award-winning artist inspired by exaggerating color
MELBOURNE -- Australian-born artist Sandy Johnson has always had a deep love for art. "When I was in high school, I won a few awards for my work, but after graduation, I didn't always have time to do what I loved," Mrs. Johnson said. "When my daughter was born, I started to use art again, drawing Disney f...
Part of the empire
Molly Roger Rollergirl No. 12 'Weeble' of Cocoa participated in a Derby Bout Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Palm Bay Recreation Center. The bout was Star Wars-themed to celebrate Halloween a few days early. More information about the rollergirls can be found at www.mrrg.net....
Library focuses on Kennedy assassination
SATELLITE BEACH -- Even though nearly 50 years have passed, if you lived through it, odds are, you can't forget where you were when you first heard the shocking details of the events of Nov. 22, 1963 - the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. Couple that watershed moment with the long-simmering feeling, ...
Dogs to 'hang paws' at surfing championship
COCOA BEACH -- When the Beach Boys sang "Everybody's gone surfing," dogs certainly listened, and are excited to show off their aquatic skills this weekend at the Florida International Dog Surfing Championship at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. Taking place on Saturday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 3 from ...
Just keep swimming...
Esther King, 12, of Palm Bay swims in the Community Christian School Swim Meet Saturday, Oct. 26. Eight swim teams from Brevard County came together at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center to compete. The event began 14 years ago, with 2 teams, and has grown to the event it is today. Esther swims for the Spirit Kidz Swim Team. The t...
Inlet's economic impact more than a billion
BREVARD -- The Sebastian Inlet straddles Indian River and Brevard counties and is a powerhouse of economic benefit on both sides of the county line, a report shows. Beth Mitchell, chairwoman of the Sebastian Inlet District Commission, and Marty Smithson, administrator of the district, said the man-...
Pet of the week
A 9-year-old Chihuahua, 'Chiquita' is the super friendly, loving pet of Paul and Linda Batick of Palm Bay. Some of Chiquita's favorite things to do are greet the trick-or-treaters that come to her door on Halloween, ride in the car in her own safety seat and explore the many pet-friendly parks that Brevard has to offer....

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