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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. On Friday, Dec. 20, One Senior Place will host its "Holiday Cookie Extravaganza" at noon. Attendees...
Local quartet to perform free holiday concert
BREVARD -- The Central Brevard Public Library encourages residents to take a break from shopping this holiday season and enjoy an evening of music. On Saturday, Dec. 21, the Markstein String Quartet will perform a free holiday concert for the community at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa at 3 p.m. The ...
Troops supporting troops this holiday season
BREVARD -- Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan will receive a special surprise in the mail from local girls, who want them to know they are not forgotten. Inspired by Kelley Moore, the mom of U.S. Army Lt. Austin Moore, Girl Scout troops, whose members attend Gemini El...
Local doctor gives the gift of sight for the holidays
BREVARD -- James McManus, M.D., is giving something very special away this holiday season. For the second year in a row, Dr. McManus, Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Specialist at the Eye Institute for Medicine and Surgery, will be giving away the gift of sight to one lucky Brevard County res...
And I want a pony...
Lilly Roman, 2-1/2, of Titusville, got a chance to chat with Santa at the Everest University Open House, Saturday, Dec. 14. Children played games, did crafts and, of course, sat on Santa's lap. Everest had 24 locals, with arts and crafts for sale, while proceeds from gift-wrapping and a silent auction went to Everest studen...
Orchestra to ring in New Year at senior center
PALM BAY -- Seniors will be able to take a musical trip down memory lane as they ring in 2014. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Nat Kaye Orchestra will host a New Year's Eve dance at the Palm Bay Senior Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner an...
Time with Santa
Seyjah Gordon, 6, of Palm Bay got a chance to chat with Santa at the Palm Bay Recreation Center Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 14. Children had breakfast, played games, bounced in the bounce house and, of course, sat on Santa's lap....
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...
War-bird 'Tico Belle' working this holiday
TITUSVILLE -- She's stormed the beaches at Normandy, supported troops in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden and worked quite a lot during two major wars. "Tico Belle" is not retired, though, and her keepers are offering a unique opportunity for war-bird and aircraft enthusiasts on your holiday sh...
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 ...
Dance studio celebrates holiday season with new location
BREVARD -- Since 1999, Dance Mania All-Stars has been a dominating force in the world of dance. With more than 250 championship titles, including "World Champions," the Melbourne-based studio has been led by owner and head instructor Dana Parsons. "At Dance Mania, all students are challenged with incredib...
Escorting Emma
John Bale of Suntree and a volunteer at the Brevard County South Animal Care Center, was lucky enough to escort the beautiful 'Emma' to Harmony Farms 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 f...
Sheriff's Office joins statewide effort against domestic violence
BREVARD -- Twenty percent of all homicides in Florida occur as a result of domestic violence, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's 2012 Uniform Crime Report. Some experts say that the violence tends to increase around the holidays, so the Brevard Cou...
Supervisor of Elections Office hosts food drive
BREVARD -- A collaboration between two community-centered organizations has made sure families will not go hungry this holiday season. The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office and WESH 2 News partnered together for the annual "Share Y...
Family-friendly fun at the Brevard Museum
BREVARD -- Are you looking for something new and fun to do with your family or special someone this weekend. On Friday, Dec. 20, 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,...
A visit from the North Pole
Django, a 2-year-old Chow-Lab mix, got a chance to sit with Santa at the Central Brevard Humane Society's Whiskers, Waves & Wellness event Saturday, Dec. 14, held near Cocoa Beach Pier. With Django, and Santa is Karen Mabury Webb of Port St. John. Santa happens to be a volunteer with the Central Brevard Humane Society, an o...
Outdoor specialty store's grand opening draws thousands
PALM BAY -- Nearly 10,000 people attended the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops in Palm Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 4, for an "Evening of Conservation." The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a "who's who" from the world of sports, entertainment and the great outdoors. "We were very excited for the turnout and how ...
Business professor earns 'Outstanding Leadership Award'
BREVARD -- With more than 36 years of classroom and leadership experience, Dr. Carol Bourke has added a very special award before her retirement this December. The Technologies Department Chairwoman and Computer Science/Office Administration Cluster Chairwoman at Eastern Florida State College received the...
Santa's new elves
Elizabeth Tomsik, 19, of Cocoa Beach and Taylor Wilson, 17, of Rockledge got a chance to pose with Santa at the Central Brevard Humane Society's Whiskers, Waves & Wellness event Saturday, Dec. 14, held near Cocoa Beach Pier. The ladies were playing beach volleyball and had the chance to chat with Santa. Santa happens to be ...
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...
Blogger, collector team up for fabulous home decor
BREVARD -- Ally Schmidheiser was born with a love for beautiful home décor. Mrs. Schmidheiser, who runs a "Do it Yourself" and interior design blog called "Home By Ally," said her love for repurposing furniture and interior design runs in her blood, as her great uncle owned an interior design business for...
Pet of the week
A 12-year-old Yorkie, 'Hollie Daze' is the festive pup of Judy Targett of Cocoa Beach. Some of Hollie's favorite things to do are eat, dress up and go for long walks....

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