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Festival of Trees event to spark holiday magic
BREVARD -- Get in the holiday spirit with the women of the Junior League of South Brevard, as its members host the 29th annual Festival of Trees. This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Viera Regional Community Ce...
Annual event honors local veterans
BREVARD -- A display of celebration and honor for our troops will take place on Monday, Nov. 11. The 31st annual "Veterans Memorial Service and Massing of the Colors" event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus in the George F. Schlatter Veterans Memorial Amphitheater. "Mas...
Memorial to honor local music legend
BREVARD -- At 65 years of age, the Space Coast lost its James Brown last month. "Eddie Scott was our very own James Brown, singing and dancing up a storm (and) always giving 110 percent to each audience and each performance," said Kenny Michaels, a local music pr...
Pink and proud
More than 80 Zumba enthusiasts from throughout Brevard County raised $1,400 during a one-hour Zumba class, led by Zumba with Crystal of Studio Z Florida, 1411 Highland Ave., Melbourne, on Oct. 24 at the Satellite Beach Community Center. All proceeds from the event were donated to Susan G. K...
Brevard's Catholic schools to host Open House
ROCKLEDGE -- Like any parent, Space Coast residents want to give their children every chance to succeed. In an effort to help parents see this dream become a reality, the nine Brevard County Catholic schools will host an Open House on Monday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity...
Enjoying the flips and turns
Cocoa Beach resident and pilot Lt. Col. John Black performed in his Super Decathlon plane in the first-ever Melbourne Air & Space Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at Paradise Beach Park. Col. Black continued flying, even after retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years....
Celebrate the splendor of the west with the MMB
MELBOURNE -- Take a journey to a by-gone era with the Melbourne Municipal Band, as it presents "Pioneers and Cowboys" on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on both nights, with pre-show entertainment provided by MMB's Sunshine Brass Quintet. The c...
Up-close view at the air show
One member of the Black Diamonds Jet Team gives a local boater a great view at the first-ever Melbourne Air & Space Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at Paradise Beach Park. The Black Diamond Jet Team is based in Lakeland. They are a civilian-owned team, which made them a perfect choice for the air show, as military teams are grounded ...
Cocoa Beach church celebrates 50 years
COCOA BEACH -- As the Space Program reached fever pitch, a new church was just beginning its mission of serving the local community. Today, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is celebrating 50 years in Cocoa Beach. To honor this tremendous event, the churc...
New charter school sets classical course
BREVARD -- It took three years of effort, but on Oct. 22, the Brevard County School Board approved the charter for the Pineapple Cove Classical Academy, a charter school which promises to offer kingergarten through eighth-grade students a classical curriculum like no other. "We're going to offer our students a ...
Talk about a close call!
Two members of the Geico Skytypers aerial performance team perform side-by-side at the first-ever Melbourne Air & Space Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at Paradise Beach Park. The Skytypers are based in Farmingdale, New York. They are a civilian-owned team, which made them a perfect choice for the air show, as military teams are grou...
Seniors, families to discuss living options at seminar
VIERA -- One Senior Place's philosophy is "Be an informed consumer -- know your options and have a plan. It's better to have a plan than a crisis." Sticking with its philosophy, One Senior Place will host "Senior Living Options Day" on Friday, Nov. 15 from noon until 4 p.m. The large event, which is free ...
Family-friendly fun at the Brevard Museum
BREVARD -- Are you looking for something new and fun to do with your family or special someone next Friday? On Friday, Nov. 15, 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, ...
Full speed ahead
Six members of the Geico Skytypers aerial performance team fly a tight formation at the first-ever Melbourne Air & Space Show Saturday, Nov. 2 at Paradise Beach Park. The Skytypers are based in Farmingdale, New York. They are a civilian-owned team, which made them a perfect choice for the air show, as military teams are gro...
Aviation company to build new assembly plant in Melbourne
BREVARD -- A local aviation company will open an aircraft assembly plant and related facilities at the Melbourne International Airport, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Brazilian jet maker, Embraer S.A., is expected to open the new facility by the second half of next year and will...
Headed for the finish line
Emme Hillman, 14, of Rockledge 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 just two teams, and has grown to the event it is today. Emme swims for the Community Christian S...
Running club to promote autism awareness
BREVARD -- A running club that raises awareness for local autism services will begin its third season on Nov. 21. Florida Institute of Technology's The Scott Center for Autism Treatment's Running Club will meet until Feb. 1, 2014. The goal of the club is to promote running in the community and to encourage...
Science lecture to discuss new exploration of physics with computers
BREVARD -- When referring to an area of physics, now being used to develop a new computer technology, renowned physicist Albert Einstein labeled it as "spooky." He was speaking of the concept of entanglement, or when two particles share the same properties, even while separated by long distances. It is "en...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, 'Max' is the active pup of the Luppino family of Melbourne. Some of Max's favorite things to do are chase squirrels, run in the monthly lure course and perform all his tricks for spectators and house guests....
Construction expected to last until next summer for Melbourne Causeway
BREVARD -- 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. "...

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