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'Sounds of Christmas' to fill the air
VIERA -- Three of Brevard's musical groups will join together for a night of music that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. On Friday, Dec. 6, the Indialantic Chamber Singers will be joined by the Alleluia Bells and the Brevard Children's Chorus, as it presents "Sounds of Christmas" at St. John the ...
'Flutes & Voices' combine beauty of the season
BREVARD -- Two of Brevard's elite musical groups will come together for a spectacular performance this weekend. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Space Coast Flute Orchestra and the Indialantic Chamber Singers will present the 12th annual "Flutes & Voices of Christmas" concerts. The first performance will be hosted ...
MMB to celebrate season of giving
MELBOURNE -- The holidays are a time for dazzling lights and decorations and time spent with family and friends; the holidays are also a time for giving to those who need a helping hand. On Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12, the Melbourne...
We have a new cat!
Karessa, 2, and Caress Mbaye, 4, of Melbourne receive the cat they just adopted at the SPCA's temporary location in Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday, Nov. 30. The cat store will be open through the holidays through Dec. 31. The store front opened on Black Friday, Nov. 29....
Annual Christmas show to delight community
BREVARD -- A Christmas celebration from around the world is coming to Rockledge this holiday season. The Space Coast Iceplex will host the 17th annual ice-skating spectacular "Christmas Around the World," Friday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, De...
Pipe Organ 'Mini-Concerts' to be held through December
SUNTREE -- The new 26-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. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Advent Lutheran Church will ...
Enjoying nature
Florida Master Naturalist Vince Lamb, a resident of south Merritt Island, gave a guided 1-mile hike at the Barrier Island Center in Melbourne Beach Saturday, Nov. 30, while Aspen Ratelle, 16, and her mother, Terry, of Sebastian participated. The Barrier Island Center has activities planned throughout the month. Vince will b...
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 ...
Runners, dogs to enjoy local 5K event
BREVARD -- With the holiday season in full swing, staying fit, while still enjoying all of the delicious treats, is a goal many people have. But did you know that it's also important for your beloved pooch to maintain its weight? Four years ago, veterinarians Dr. Paul and Dr. Jennifer Sikoski established ...
Dressed in a tuxedo
Maddie Martin, a kennel tech with the SPCA, holds 'Simba,' a 6-month-old cat just adopted by a family at the SPCA's temporary location in Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday, Nov. 30. The cat store will be open through the holidays until Dec. 31. The store front opened on Black Friday, Nov. 29....
'Brevard's Best Dancers' bring joy to the holidays
BREVARD -- For 25 years, one dance group of dedicated teenagers has made the holiday season for those living at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities a little brighter. "It's hectic, heartwarming, exciting and rewarding for the very dedicated dancers," said Carol Mauter, assistant secretary v...
'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 ...
All smiles with Santa
Garrett Odom, 6, of Palm Bay got a chance to talk to Santa at the Petite Boutiques in Historic Downtown Melbourne and told him anything Batman-related would make a perfect present for him. Santa is available Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Remember to bring your camera....
Top 10 ways to save money and energy during the holidays
Festive lights, full ovens and houseguests galore are staples of the holiday season - but all that extra fun can be not so jolly on the bank account. Florida Power & Light is helping its customers save energy and money this holiday season with 10 tips to save this holiday season. 1. Deck the halls with LEDs. When it comes to h...
Light celebration brightens Cape Canaveral
BREVARD -- The Cape Canaveral Leisure Services Department encourages the public to attend a celebration of lights and entertainment. On Saturday, Dec. 7, "Light Up Cape Canaveral" will take place at Xeriscape Park from 6-8 p.m. "We encourage the public to attend because we organize events that reflect our ...
'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 ...
Ready for the parade
Hundreds gathered the streets Nov. 30, as various floats lit up the night's sky during the Light Up Viera Parade. The parade made its way from the VA Building to the Stadium....
Pregnancy Resources announces new executive director
BREVARD -- Pregnancy Resources has a new face joining the team. Pilar Blanchard was appointed the new executive director for Pregnancy Resources. Ms. Blanchard is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center, as well as implementing necessary programs to meet client needs, and the policies and p...
Organizations build new playground
COCOA -- More than 200 volunteers came out on Saturday, Nov. 16 with one goal in mind -- building a new playground in less than eight hours at the new Cocoa branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The crowd, feat...
Reindeer Run 5K to be fun for the whole family
CAPE CANAVERAL -- Lace up your running shoes, and make your way out to the City of Cape Canaveral Leisure Services Department's Reindeer Run 5K on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. The 18th annual run, which will begin at Cherrie Down Park, will also feature a Space Coast Runners Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Registra...
Ready with his wish list
'Baxter,' a 3-year-old Greyhound, brought his family in for a photo with Santa at the Petite Boutiques in Historic Downtown Melbourne. With 'Baxter' are Liz and Justin Smith of Melbourne. Santa is available Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Remember to bring your camera....
New recruits, promotions reshape Rescue Department
PALM BAY -- The Palm Bay Fire Rescue Department grew a little larger on Nov. 19, as four new firefighters took an oath to serve their community. Chief Jim Stables presented the new hires at a meeting for the Palm Bay City Council. The firefighters sworn into office included: Jessie Almeida, hired in August...
'Gatsby-themed' food and wine gala to celebrate Brevard
PALM BAY -- The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to "Celebrate Brevard" this holiday season. The eighth annual "Celebrate Brevard - Food and Wine Gala" will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 5:30-9 p.m. Victoria Northrup, president and CEO of The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of C...
The Nov. 29 article titled "Biblical parade provides unique experience" contained an error. The correct date for the parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Furthermore, Pastor Janna Hogan created the event. Also, the Nov. 29 article titled "Go-to gifts for the guys on your holiday list this year" contained an error. The correct name of the general ...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Domestic Shorthair Tuxedo cat, 'Lillie' is the adorable kitty of Tracie Beck of Palm Bay. Some of Lillie's favorite things to do are sunning herself on the patio, nibbling on fresh catnip and playing with her siblings - two cats and a Chocolate Labrador. ...
Taking care of those who take care of you during the holidays made simple
Making sure that everyone in your life is smiling during the holidays can be a source of stress. Besides buying presents for the little ones and baking pies for parties at work, making sure that those who provide year-round services are taken care of during the holidays is usuall...

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