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Christmas classic concert at the King Center
BREVARD -- A baroque masterpiece of beloved Christmas chorales, choruses and solo works written in 1734 will be performed this weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Brevard Community Chorus will present Johann Sebastian Bach's "Oratorio," parts one through three, at the ...
Student runs 100 miles in morning program
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Adrian Rupp has a reason to celebrate this holiday season. The third-grade student at Gemini Elementary in Melbourne Beach recently completed 100 miles in the school's "Morning Mile Program." Since May 2013, Gemini Elementary has been participating in this before-school program, which i...
Mel-High grads to host baseball camp
BREVARD -- After successful college and professional baseball careers, two Melbourne High School graduates combined their love of the game with a mutual dream. Jason Arnold and Jason Stidham recently opened The Upper Deck, a baseball and softball training facility in Suntree. "Jason and I opened The Upper...
Take a break with cookies, holiday movie
BREVARD -- Seniors and boomers are invited to take a break from the madness of the holiday season and enjoy some sweet treats next week. On Friday, Dec. 20, One Senior Place will host its "Holiday Cookie Extravaganza" at noon. Attendees...
Community gives back for the holidays
BREVARD -- Health First partnered with the South Brevard Sharing Center to help fulfill holiday wish lists for Brevard County kids and teens, who would otherwise not wake up to presents under their t...
Hittin' the slopes
Summer Smith, 7, of Palm Shores rode an inner tube down a snow-covered slide at Wickham Park Sunday, Dec. 8. Snow in the Park was a two-day event that brought snow to locals. The snow machine malfunctioned Saturday, but did its job Sunday. Music, food and other vendors were on hand, as well....
Spending time with Emily
Sandy Clark, of Canaveral Groves, a volunteer at Harmony Farms, kept an eye on 'Emily,' a Quarter Horse, Sunday, Dec. 8. Harmony Farms held its annual Blizzard at the Barn open house, in which visitors got a chance to feed the horses, ride ponies and make crafts. The event is a fundraiser and gives the community a chance to...
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. 18, Advent Lutheran Church will ...
Personal trainer to give back
BREVARD -- Joel Danford, owner of Ocean View Fitness in Indialantic, has a goal to make his community a healthier, better place. "My passion is to help people with their fitness goals," Mr. Danford said. This holiday season, Mr. Danford will be doing just that, while also giving back to an organization ve...
On Santa's nice list
Melissa Crews of Palm Bay brought her children in to talk with Santa at the Petite Boutiques in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Ms. Crews took a turn on Santa's lap, too. Santa is available Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Remember to bring your camera....
Dog beach day to raise funds for homeless animals
By Deb Alberto For Hometown News BREVARD -- Whether you think "Fido" needs surfing lessons or you have a burning desire to know what's been on his mind, "Whiskers, Waves and Wellness" is the place to be this weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host "Whiskers, Waves and Wellness" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the bea...
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...
Local organization works to curb child hunger
BREVARD -- Hungry children: these are two words that do not belong together, and one local organization is working overtime during the holidays to minimize it. Based on figures from the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, 17 percent of children in the United States are at ris...
Snow tubing in Florida
Nikole Bristol, 4, of Palm Bay got a chance to slip and slide in the snow at Wickham Park Sunday, Dec. 8. Snow in the Park was a two-day event that brought snow to locals. The snow machine malfunctioned Saturday, but did its job Sunday. Music, food and other vendors were on hand, as well....
Local nonprofit needs aid with land purchase
BREVARD -- One local nonprofit organization is asking for financial aid from the Brevard community to assist in the purchase of several acres of undeveloped land. Friends for Animals Sanctuary, a local organization with a mission to rescue abandoned, abused or injur...
As growth continues, nonprofit seeks help from community
PALM BAY -- Abused and neglected children in Brevard County have a dreamer in their corner, and when Kim Frodge dreams, she dreams big. Mrs. Frodge, who runs the nonprofit Nana's House, an organization for neglected, abandoned, needy or abused childr...
'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...
Course teaches law enforcement life-saving procedures
BREVARD -- The Health First Training Center and the trauma team from Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center hosted a tactical casualty care training course for local law enforcement on Saturday, Dec. 7. The course, which took place at the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Work Farm in Cocoa, taught local...
Winter fun
Avery Kissam, 7, of Palm Bay rode an inner tube down a snow-covered slide at Wickham Park Sunday, Dec. 8. Snow in the Park was a two-day event that brought snow to locals. The snow machine malfunctioned Saturday, but did its job Sunday. Music, food and other vendors were on hand, as well....
Aquarina Country Club announces new general manager
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Aquarina Country Club, an 18-hole Melbourne Beach golf course and grille, open to the public, recently announced that noted PGA pro Tom Zellers has accepted the position of director of golf and general manager. Mr. Zellers' leadership experience in the golf industry extends for more than three decades. He ha...
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...
Pet of the week
A 12-year-old Miniature Pinscher, 'Ashley' is the cuddly pup of Kim McLendon Strother of Satellite Beach. Some of Ashley's favorite things to do are snuggle in her basket, eat bananas and visit with company....

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