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Brevard Museum to host storm-chasing author
COCOA -- In an effort to blend Florida's rich history with the arts, the Brevard Museum of Natural History and Science has started a new, exciting venture. On Sunday, Jan. 12, Chris Kridler will be the very first author in "Author Talks" during Second Sundays at the Brevard Museum, beginning at 2 p.m. Reg...
New 'bird' on display at Warbird Museum
TITUSVILLE -- Military and aviation enthusiasts alike will be flocking to the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum for its newest addition. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the VAC Warbird Museum in Titusville received extremely precious cargo -- an F-16 Fighting Falcon. First delivered to the U.S. Air Force in 1980,...
Artist to teach sculpting, mold-making class
VIERA -- Those looking to make good on their New Year's Resolution of exploring their creativity will be able to follow through, thanks to one local artist. Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 30, Ed Chope will host sculpting and mold-making classes at the Art Gallery of Viera. The six-week program will be held f...
Free weight-loss competition to help residents' resolutions
BREVARD -- On Saturday, Jan. 18 hundreds of Brevard County residents will ring in the new year with a healthier outlook on life by participating in Brevard's biggest, free weight-loss contest. Beginning at 8 a.m. at Planet Fitness in Melbourne, the Nature's Market-hosted "I'm Losing It 2014" will kick off ...
5K raises hope, helps students pursue education
BREVARD -- Turning a horrific tragedy into hope is never an easy task, but Tom and Kathy Freeberg are up to the challenge. On July 7, 2010, Mr. and Mrs. Freeberg lost their son, Myles, in an automobile accident. The high school senior was driving to have his class picture taken when he was struck by anoth...
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 superhe...
Arbor Day Celebration to help environment, honor veterans
MELBOURNE -- Along with being recognized as "Tree City USA" for the 24th straight year, the city of Melbourne is encouraging the public to attend a day of celebration for this year's Arbor Day. On Friday, Jan. 17, the city will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration at Melbourne Military Memorial Park from ...
Seniors were first on Santa's list this year
MELBOURNE -- Santa Claus paid a special visit to the folks at Trinity Towers South in December, accompanied by a group of U.S. Air Force "elves," who delivered a mountain of gifts to seniors. The "Be a Santa to a Senior" program, sponsored and organized by Home Instead Senior Care, adopts a community of seniors ...
Bowling tournament to raise awareness, funds for homeless families
BREVARD -- Continuing on its mission to keep homeless families together, while giving them the resources they need to get back on their feet, a local, nonprofit organization is hosting an afternoon full of friendly competition and fun. On Saturday, Jan. 18, Family Promise of Brevard will host its inaugura...
Making waves on the Space Coast
Cedric Morgan, a lifelong resident of Melbourne Beach, rode some waves Sunday, Jan. 6 at Melbourne Beach. The sand placement for beach renourishment on Melbourne Beach seems to be on schedule, according to DredgingToday.com. Some pipes are still on location at Melbourne Beach, ready to be moved to the next location between ...
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, Jan. 17, and the program beg...
Free cancer screenings to raise public health awareness
BREVARD -- In an effort to provide communal access to cancer screens and health education, two cancer organizations are hosting a free health fair. Cancer Care Centers of Brevard and the Cancer Care Centers Foundation will host its third annual "Multicultural Health Fair" event on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8...
Cultural grants to benefit community
BREVARD -- On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners approved $99,996 in grant awards. These grants are provided for the 2014 fiscal year through the Brevard County Community Cultural Grant program and will support 28 Brevard County arts and cultural organizations and events. ...
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...
As growth continues, nonprofit seeks help from community
BREVARD -- 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 childre...
Pet of the week
A 13-year-old kitty cat, 'Sadie Ladie' rang in the new year with parents Holly Bernard and Tony Fromson of Suntree. Some of Sadie's favorite things to do are jump on tissue paper to hear the crinkle sounds, lie in the sun on her window seat and run after treats thrown by mom and dad....

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