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Run raises funding to help young musicians
BREVARD -- The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra is kicking off the new year with a bang, as it will host its third annual "Symphony Sprint 'FORMAL' 5K" on Saturday, Jan. 4. The 5K, which begins at 8 a.m., will be hosted at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. "It is a great way to kick off your New Year Resolu...
EFSC recruits for 911 public safety dispatch academy
BREVARD -- One local college is giving students the opportunity to change their own lives, as well as the lives of others. Eastern Florida State College is currently recruiting for its Spring 2014 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy. The application deadline is Friday, January 17, and the program ...
Veterinarians expand practice in early 2014
BREVARD -- With the New Year come new challenges, aspirations and success. On Thursday, Jan. 2, veterinary husband and wife team Dr. Paul and Dr. Jennifer Sikoski became the new owners of Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic in Melbourne. "We...
History in the making
Ms. Puerto Rico Brevard Joreimy Maldonado, 17, of Palm Bay, and Ms. Latina Brevard Taylor Ravenna, 18, also of Palm Bay, stood with an actual descendent of Ponce de Leon at the unveiling of the Ponce de Leon statue, Saturday, Dec. 28. The statue, which took years of planning and creation, was finally set in place at the Br...
Students learn computer coding
MELBOURNE BEACH -- One local nonprofit organization celebrated "Computer Science Education Week" with several days full of learning and excitement. From Monday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 15, Codecraft Lab hosted several free "Hour to Code" e...
Visual demonstrates Christmas tree safety, danger of fires
BREVARD -- Decorating Christmas trees is a staple of the holidays, but local organizers said it is important for residents to remember proper safety tips when handling live Christmas trees. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the city of Palm Bay Fire Rescue teamed up to help increase ...
'Santa's Little Helpers' make Christmas brighter
BREVARD -- Girl Scout troops from all across Brevard County came together to help those in need this holiday season. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Voyager Service Unit hosted the 'Santa's Little Helpers' Christmas party, where each scout brought an unwrapped gift to bring to Sa...
Special doll exhibit on display at Brevard Museum
BREVARD -- Come see a unique exhibit that is the perfect combination of the whimsical and historical at the Brevard Museum of Natural History and Science this January. The month-long exhibit will feature handcrafted dolls created by the Space Coast Doll Artists. A special exhibit opening will take place o...
Middle school awarded federal grant
BREVARD -- A local middle school was awarded a grant that will help change the lives of its students and the way they learn. Stone Middle School in Melbourne received the Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant for 2013-16, worth nearly $4...
Deadline for adult flag football league's registration
BREVARD -- For all football lovers, team registration for flag football is currently open for this winter's league. The league meets on Wednesday nights at Palm Bay Regional Park and is $485 per team. "We operate the most professional and competitive league on the Space Coast," said Troy Cox, recreation p...
Building sandy wonders
The Dwyer Family from Floridana Beach took part in the Barrier Island Center's 'Build a Sandman' contest, Saturday, Dec. 28. The Dwyer's, Mike, Gaby, Casey, 5, and Rylee, 7, gathered various debris from the beach to decorate the sandmen they built. The Barrier Island Center used this event to entertain and teach kids of all...
Adoption center helps more than 100 cats find a home
BREVARD -- On Christmas Eve, one local adoption center surpassed its goal of having more than 100 cats adopted in a month. The SPCA Cat Adoption Center in the Melbourne Square Mall has adopted out 145 cats. The center has also pulled 70 adult cats and 33 kittens from county-run shelters. "Originally, the l...
Golf tournament to raise money for charity
BREVARD -- Golf lovers are encouraged to attend a charitable tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11. Spessard Holland Golf Course will host the Brevard County Employees sponsored "United Way Golf Tournament" at 8:15 a.m. Gregory Sanders, a PGA Master Professional with The Savannahs Golf Course, said the tourname...
Soccer tournament to honor late local star
BREVARD -- Life for two Brevard County families changed in the blink of an eye, leaving them bewildered, their hearts broken. On Feb. 28, 2013, Rachel Price, 18, of West Melbourne, and Jamaree Cook, 19, of Palm Bay, were killed by a drunk driver on Old Melbourne Highway. The pair was driving to Eckerd Col...
Brevard County's youngest 'superheroes' learn to save lives
BREVARD -- A 5-year-old superhero, dressed in a self-designed mask and cape, notices a patient in distress. After dialing 911, he or she rushes over, places his or her hands upon the patient's chest and begins lifesaving compressions. It might sound like something out of a Hollywood movie, but these young superh...
Local medium makes contact with the spiritual world
BREVARD -- John Rogers sits quietly on the couch in his living room, his eyes staring intently into the air, as he communicates with the dead. "A lot of people feel that the afterlife is different from what I am telling them. This goes back to religious beliefs," he said. "I feel that it is another dimensi...
Pet of the week
A 9-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, 'Taffy' belongs to the Horn family of Melbourne. Some of Taffy's favorite things to do are eat, give kisses and go on walks around the neighborhood....
Cosmetic team and partners provides gifts for seniors
BREVARD --This holiday season, Sandy Maslan is determined to help a sometimes forgotten demographic. Her Mary Kay team has joined forces this year with Aging Solutions and All One Senior Day Care in Merritt Island to prepare pampering packages for the elderly throughout Brevard County. "It was just my way ...

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