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SCSO to take audiences on 'An HD Odyssey'
MELBOURNE -- The late, great John F. Kennedy once said, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills; because that challenge is one that we...
Beloved teachers to benefit from 5K
PORT ST. JOHN -- Teachers are truly a gift to their community -- shaping young minds and guiding their students on the pathways toward success. To a student, these larger-than-life educators are immune to all of the ills of the world outside the classroom; however, two of Brevard's beloved teachers have f...
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...
Not everyone is knowledgeable about The Knowledge Cafe
BREVARD -- The Knowledge Exchange opened its doors, expecting it might have a hard time attracting teachers to the facility. But a year later, its biggest challenge is attracting the students. The Palm Bay facility is the brainchild of Tim and Susan Reynolds, local p...
Local gallery expands as local artist finds his life's work
BREVARD -- The Off Center Art Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District opened last January when Ruth Anne Heinly recognized her son, Kyle Heinley's, passion for the arts. Kyle, 26, who has Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy had begun taking art classes at a local studio and found a mentor in local artist Jeff Filipski. A...
City Council selects new member
MELBOURNE -- During a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 16, the Melbourne City Council selected a new councilmember for its vacant District 3 seat. Yvonne Minus will serve as councilwoman for District 3, which will fill the vacancy of the seat left by...
Schools in need of recycling bins, ask for public support
MELBOURNE -- The city of Melbourne is asking the public to donate any unneeded 14-gallon recycling bins, so that they may be used for five local schools. Following the Waste Management switch to 64-gallon rolling carts for curbside recycling, local schools found it difficult to find the former 14-gallon bi...
Ready to rock out
Marc Dobson of Cocoa is a One Man Band, who played the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival, Saturday Jan. 18. Mr. Dobson travels the country with his one-of-a-kind show. This was the third annual Key Lime Pie Festival and was sponsored by the Florida Key Lime Pie Company in Cocoa Village....
Boating safety class for new, experienced water-lovers
PALM BAY -- Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year, and one organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, Jan. 25, The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will host its About Boati...
Foosaner Art Museum seeks new docents
BREVARD -- If you have a passion for knowledge, culture and art, while giving back to your community, Florida Tech has an exciting opportunity for you. On Monday, Jan. 27, the college will host a New Docent Mixer from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium of the Foosaner Art Museum. The mixer is...
Boys and Girls Clubs thrives at new location
COCOA -- An estimated 100 guests and partners came together to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida open its newest Brevard County location on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Joining Gary Cain, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida, at the grand opening of the Cocoa branch were ...
Reaching for results
Karen Arnold and Heather Terry of Indian Harbour Beach joined friend Donna Buist of Suntree at the kick off event for the Nature's Market "I'm Losing It 2014 Contest," Saturday, Jan. 18. The trio took part in some Zumba exercises, prior to walking the two miles down Apollo Boulevard to Nature's Market....
Runaway Country in search of next 'Runaway Rockstar'
The fourth annual Runaway Country Music Festival March 21-23 will feature Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Joe Nichols, Charlie Daniels Band, Rodney Atkins, Chris Cagle, Gloriana, JT Hodges, Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys and more. But, new this year, fans will have...
Florida Tech online programs listed in nation's top 50
MELBOURNE -- A curriculum at Florida Institute of Technology was listed as one of the best in the nation earlier this month. Florida Tech's bachelor's degree online education programs were recognized in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Online Education Program Rankings 2014." "Florida Tech is proud that ...
Valve clinic first of its kind in Brevard County
MELBOURNE -- Brevard County is taking one step forward in helping those with heart and vascular problems with the opening of its first valve clinic. Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center announced the newest addition to its Heart and Vascular Services in the form of the Valve Clinic, which is the fir...
Informative cemetery tours highlight upcoming Pioneer Day
BREVARD -- Merritt Island is gearing up for its third annual Pioneer Day to be held Feb. 8, and has more events planned than ever before. The all-day celebration marks the 170th birthday of John Sams, known as the founder of Merritt Island, and a prominent community ...
Ready, set, race!
Donna and Skip Allison of Viera conducted the Crab Races at the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival, Saturday Jan. 18. The couple hosts hermit crab races every Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Florida Key Lime Pie Company in Cocoa Village....
EDC service helps companies secure millions in government contracts
BREVARD -- One local program has helped Space Coast companies win more than $6.2 million in contracts within the past four months. Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, said that the EDC's G.O. Contracts, Government Opportunities Online Service...
Corrections Academy accepting applications
PALM BAY -- Those interested in a career in corrections are encouraged to apply for this year's Corrections Academy at Eastern Florida State College. The Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College is currently recruiting students for its 2014 Corrections Academy. The deadline to apply for the...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Golden Retriever, 'Sandy' is the sweet pup of Bob Mercurio of Palm Bay. A clear lap dog, some of Sandy's favorite things to do are cuddle, tirelessly catch her Frisbee and chase squirrels out of her backyard....

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