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Parade, concert to kick off holiday season
BREVARD -- The Viera Company is proud to host the "Light Up Viera" holiday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30, complete with a magical holiday parade and a festive Holiday Pops concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. "We've always hosted community holiday celebrations to welcome the season, but this year...
Rotary club supports local organizations
BREVARD -- One group of students raised $2,500 for a local charitable organization in September to help assist in its mission of protecting children from abuse and neglect. On Nov. 12, the Rotokids of Gemini Elementary presented Dr. Patricia Nellius-Guthrie, CEO of Brevard Family Partnership, with the $2,50...
Ring in the season at the Swingtime 'Holiday Ball'
MELBOURNE -- Put on those dancing shoes, and make your way out to the Melbourne Auditorium, as Swingtime presents its annual Holiday Ball Dance on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. "We've been sponsoring the Holiday Ball for more than 20 years," said Art Martin, conductor. "This is one of our most popular events o...
Renaissance-inspired concert at Challenger 7 Elementary
COCOA -- When Terry "Tee" Rockwell, a music teacher at Challenger 7 Elementary School in Cocoa, began to teach her students the recorder, she was inspired by her students' interest in the instrument. "The recorder is an instrument that was popular in the Renaissance era," Ms. Rockwell said. "I wanted my s...
Cocoa Beach church to host free holiday concert
COCOA BEACH -- There is nothing quite as pleasant as enjoying holiday music performed live. On Sunday, Dec. 1, Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach will host "An Old Fashioned Christmas," a free concert, which features the Indialantic Chamber Singers and the Brevard Children's Chorus. The concert,...
To the TARDIS!
Gabrielle Giordane, 7, of Palm Bay dressed as a 'Weeping Angel,' Hunter Orris, 14, of Palm Bay dressed as the 11th Doctor and Alyson Gibb, 11, of Palm Bay dressed as a 'Clockwork' creature for a Doctor Who costume contest held at the Comfort Suites in Palm Bay Saturday, Nov. 23. The day marked the 50th anniversary of the first showing...
Pipe Organ 'Mini-Concerts' to be held through December
SUNTREE -- The new 36-rank pipe organ at Advent Lutheran Church will get quite the workout throughout December, as the church hosts a series of "mini-concerts," filled with Christmas music. Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4, Advent Lutheran Church...
Biblical parade provides unique experience for the community
BREVARD -- In preparation of the Christmas holiday, several local organizations will play a one-of-a-kind role next month in helping to promote the holiday spirit. On Saturday, Dec. 7, more than 49 Christian churches and ministries are inviting the community to "The Bible on Parade," a unique event, unlike ...
'Community Free Day' at the Brevard Museum
BREVARD -- With the holiday season officially arriving on the Space Coast, residents will have the opportunity to explore many wonderful things the area has to offer, in between holiday shopping. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will host its Community Free Day, with ...
Taking down the competition
Joshua Gaffey, 9, and Nikolas Gonzalez, 9, both of Suntree, had a soft battle at Suntree Elementary School's Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 23. Games, trains, music, dancing and food were available for all who attended....
Melbourne Central Catholic gives back to the community
BREVARD -- Wednesday, Nov. 20, was no ordinary school day for the students at Melbourne Central Catholic. With nearly 600 students and faculty in tow, members of the school traded in their books and pencils for shovels and paint brushes for a single day of serving the community. "One of the greatest attribu...
'Festival of Wreaths Gala' to benefit Devereux Florida
BREVARD -- The holiday season is a time for giving -- especially to those who need it most. On Friday, Dec. 6, One Senior Place will host the third annual Festival of Wreaths Gala and Silent Auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds from this year's ...
$250,000 grant designed to study factors impacting lagoon
BREVARD -- A Florida Institute of Technology Faculty member received a $250,000 grant this month to study and track the environmental problems the Indian River Lagoon is currently facing. The St. Johns River Water Management District donated the grant to Kevin Johnson, associate professor of oceanography an...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Parti Pomeraniam, 'Hamlet' is the sweet-natured pup of Emily Wright of Melbourne. Some of Hamlet's favorite things to do are hide under the covers, play with the squeakers inside his toys (as seen from his photo) and go on trips to the pet store....

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